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- w:American Automobile Association, American Automobile Association
- anti-aircraft artillery
- w:Amateur Athletic Association, Amateur Athletic Association
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
- Access All Areas, Sony music project
- Access Approval Authority
- Accumulated Adjustments Account, in US Federal Income Tax
- Acquisition Approval Authority
- Action Awareness Alert
- Adaptive Array Antenna
- Administration, Authorization, and Authentication, in software security
- Advanced Acoustic Array
- AEGIS Acquisition Agent
- Aerospace Engineering, Applied Mechanics, and Aviation
- Age Anaesthesia Association
- Air Avenue of Approach
- Airborne Array Aperture
- Airborne Assault Area
- Aircraft Alert Area
- Airport Airspace Analysis
- Alaska Activities Adventures Plus Tours
- Allocations, Assessments, and Analysis
- Alternate Assembly Area
- Angle Angle Angle, a geometric proof
- Area Agency on Aging
- Arrival and Assembly Area
- Army Audit Agency
- Aromatic Amino Acid
- Assign Alternate Area
- Association of Avatar Artists
- Astronaut-Actuated Abort
- Atheist and Agnostic Association
- Attitude, Awareness and Accountability, a ski safety program
- Authentication, Authorization and Accounting
- Authorization Accounting Activity
- Authorized Accounting Activity
- Automated Airlift Analysis
- Automobile Association of America (USA)
- Autoridad de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (Aqueduct and Sewer Authority, Puerto Rico)
- Awaiting Aircraft Availability
- Allied Artists' Association
- Amateur Athletics Association
- American Abstract Artists
- American Academy of Actuaries
- American Academy of Addictionology
- American Academy of Advertising
- American Academy of Audiology
- American Accounting Association
- American Allergy Association
- American Ambulance Association
- American Armwrestling Association
- American Association of Anatomists
- American Audit Associates
- ANSI Artists of America
- Anticipative Adaptive Array, in frequency-hopping communications
- Antique Airplane Association
- Antique Automobile Association
- Appraisers Association of America
- Arkansas Ambulance Association
- Australian Association of Accountants
- Australian Automobile Association
- A Dutch and German measure of liquids, varying in different cities, being at Amsterdam about 41 wine gallons, at Antwerp 36Â½, at Hamburg 38Â¼.
- A blood type of the ABO system that has a both blood antigens and may receive all blood types, and donate to AB.
- Alberta (Canadian province).
- able-bodied seaman.
- Bachelor of Arts.
- (US also ABCs) (uncountable) The alphabet.
Do you know your ABCs?
- (obsolete) A primer for teaching the Latin alphabet and first elements of reading.
- (not used in the plural) The rudiments of any subject.
- the of finance
- Australian Broadcasting Corporation
- wikipedia:American_Broadcasting_Company, American Broadcasting Company
- (Japan) Asahi Broadcasting Corporation
- Alcoholic Beverage Control
- (context, of chewing gum) Already been chewed
- (Business Management) w:Activity-based costing, Activity-Based Costing
- w:American-born Chinese, American-born Chinese
- African Basketball Confederation
- ABC (B), a Belgian car market
- Atlanta, Birmingham & Coast Railroad
- Aural brevity code
- (Military) Atomic, Biological and Chemical
- American Book Center
- ABC ( Brazil ) An acrostic for Saint Andre, Saint Bernardo and Saint Caetano, satellite cities around Sao Paulo City , a very important industrial area.
- Anti-ballistic missile.
- Automated bank machine.
- (Business Management) Activity-based management.
- An atomic bomb; a weapon that derives its energy from nuclear reactions and has enormous destructive power. Explosion caused by splitting an atom.
- A miscarriage; an untimely birth; an abortion.
- The product of a miscarriage; an aborted offspring; an abortion.
Note: As with the more modern "abortion" this can refer either to the process or the result of the process.
- (computing) The function used to abort a process.
- (computing) An event involving the abort of a process.
We've had three aborts over the last two days.
- (military) An early termination of a mission.
- We've had aborts on three of our last seven launches.
- (intransitive) To miscarry; to bring forth something prematurely.
- (transitive) To cause a premature termination whether of a foetus or more generally of anything that has been begun.
- (intransitive, biology) To become checked in normal development, so as either to remain rudimentary or shrink away wholly; to become sterile.
- (transitive, computing) To terminate a process prior to completion.
- (military) To terminate a mission for any reason other than enemy action. It may occur at any point after the beginning of the mission and prior to its completion.
- (rfd-redundant, included in mil sense) (aviation, military) To discontinue aircraft takeoff or missile launch.
- (figurative) A complete change of opinion, direction, etc.
- The new policy represents a complete from the old one.
(infl, en}verb, head=to about face
- To turn 180 degrees.
- When he saw the police car, he about-faced and quickly walked away.
- An abrupt turn to face the opposite direction; often used metaphorically.
The soldier did an and marched off.
- When Luke heard the news, he did an abrupt on the policy.
(about-faces, about-facing, about-faced, about faced
- To turn 180 degrees to face the opposite direction; often used metaphorically.
The soldiers would about-face immediately the order was given.
A politician will at the drop of a hat if he thinks there are votes in it.
- An antiaircraft gun.
The army fired upon us with an ack-ack.
- (uncountable) Antiaircraft fire
- (Military) Employment of electronic devices, including sound-recording, -receiving, or -transmitting equipment, for the collection of information.
- Something done so as to accomplish a purpose.
- A way of motion or functioning.
Knead bread with a rocking .
- A fast-paced activity.
- A mechanism; a moving part or assembly.
- (music): The set of moving mechanical parts in a keyboard instrument which transfer the motion of the key to the sound-making device.
- (slang) sexual, Sexual activity; intercourse.
She gave him some .
- The distance separating the strings and the fretboard on the guitar.
- (military) combat, Combat.
He saw some in the Korean War.
- A charge or other process in a law court.
- To act on a request etc, in order to put it into effect
- Put into action
- Put to work
- Turn on
- A person or thing that is acting or capable of acting.
- Having the power or quality of acting; causing change; communicating action or motion; acting; — opposed to passive, that receives; as, certain active principles; the powers of the mind.
- Quick in physical movement; of an agile and vigorous body; nimble; as, an active child or animal.
- In action; actually proceeding; working; in force; — opposed to quiescent, dormant, or extinct.
an active volcano
- Given to action; constantly engaged in action; energetic; diligent; busy; — opposed to dull, sluggish, indolent, or inert; as, an active man of business; active mind; active zeal.
- Requiring or implying action or exertion; — opposed to sedentary or to tranquil; as, active employment or service; active scenes.
- Given to action rather than contemplation; practical; operative; — opposed to speculative or theoretical; as, an active rather than a speculative statesman.
- Brisk; lively; as, an active demand for corn.
- Implying or producing rapid action.
an active disease
an active remedy
- Applied to a form of the verb; — opposed to passive. See active voice.
- Applied to verbs which assert that the subject acts upon or affects something else; transitive.
- Applied to all verbs that express action as distinct from mere existence or state.
- (italbrac, gay sexual slang)
- (italbrac, of a homosexual man) enjoying a role in anal sex in which he penetrates, rather than being penetrated by his partner
- such a role in anal sex
- To modify something.
Morimoto's recipes are adjusted to suit the American palate
- To improve or rectify.
He adjusted his initial conclusion to reflect the new data.
- To settle an insurance claim.
Military: A lower-ranking officer who assists a higher-ranking officer with administrative affairs
- An assistant.
- A member of the Leptoptilos genus of African storks, also known as marabou.
- The noun used as a modifier (e.g. adjutant officer).
- (military): The office or jurisdiction of an admiral.
- (military): The department or officers having authority over naval affairs generally.
- (legal): The court which has jurisdiction of maritime questions and offenses.
- (legal): The system of jurisprudence of admiralty courts.
- (military) The building in which the lords of the admiralty, in England, transact business.
- A forward move.
- An amount of money or credit, especially given as a loan, or paid before it is due.
- (in plural) An opening approach or overture, especially of an unwelcome or sexual nature.
- To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on.
They . . . advanced their eyelids. "Shakespeare
- To raise to a higher rank; to promote.
- To accelerate the growth or progress; to further; to forward; to help on; to aid; to heighten.
to the ripening of fruit
to one's interests
- To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show.
to an argument
- To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten.
- To furnish, as money or other value, before it becomes due, or in aid of an enterprise; to supply beforehand.
Merchants often money on a contract or on goods consigned to them.
- To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate.
to the price of goods
- (intransitive) To move forwards, to approach.
- completed, Completed before need or a milestone event.
He made an payment on the prior shipment to show good faith.
- preceding, Preceding.
The man came a month before the candidate.
- forward, Forward.
- The scouts found a site for an base.
- A device for receiving or transmitting radio, television signals etc.
- of, or in, the air
- w:Air Force Base, Air Force Base
- acid-fast bacillus
- Agency for International Development
- An assistant.
- (military) An officer who acts as assistant to a more senior one; an aide-de-camp.
- A military officer who serves as an assistant to a higher ranking officer.
(wikipedia, air burst
- The explosion of a bomb or similar weapon in the air rather than on the ground.
- A warship with a deck on which airplanes can be launched or landed.
- A group of two or more trained individuals, formed as a team that operates an aircraft.
- The aircrew ran to the bomber.
- the branch of the military devoted to air warfare
- a unit in the U.S. Air Force larger than a division but smaller than a command
- A silly, foolish or unintelligent person
- A pilot of an aircraft
- A member of an air force
- A rank in the U.S. Air Force above Airman Basic and below Airman First Class.
- An attack on a surface target by military aircraft, especially when dropping bombs.
- A structure, often a reinforced underground shelter designed to give protection against air raids.
- A town in Hampshire, England.
- The letter A in the ICAO spelling alphabet
- The act of allotting; assignment.
- That which is allotted; a share, part, or portion granted or distributed; that which is assigned by lot, or by the act of God; anything set apart for a special use or to a distinct party.
- The allowance of a specific amount of scrip or of a particular thing to a particular person.
- A plot of land rented from the council for growing fruit and vegetables.
- Articles used in charging firearms and ordnance of all kinds; as powder, balls, shot, shells, percussion caps, rockets, etc.
- Any stock of missiles, literal or figurative.
- Any four-legged vertebrate that does not have amniotic eggs, living both on land and in water.
- Capable of functioning on land or in water.
- Occurring on both land and water.
- amphibious attack
- (nautical) A tool used to moor a vessel to the bottom of a sea or river to resist movement.
- Formerly a vessel would differentiate amongst the anchors carried as waist anchor, best bower, bower, stream and kedge anchors, depending on purpose and, to a great extent, on mass and size of the anchor. Modern usage is storm anchor for the heaviest anchor with the longest rode, best bower or simply bower for the most commonly used
anchor deployed from the bow, and stream or lunch hook for a small, light anchor used for temporary moorage and often deployed from the stern.
- (nautical) An iron device so shaped as to grip the bottom and hold a vessel at her berth by the chain or rope attached. (FM 55-501).
- (nautical) Generic term to refer to the combined anchoring gear (anchor, rode, and fittings such as bitts, cat, and windlass.)
- A fixed point, especially materials or tools used to affix something at that point.
- (internet) An HTML/XHTML mark-up tag to define a position in a file, or a link to a URL.
- (italbrac, television) An anchorman or anchorwoman.
- To hold an object, especially a ship or a boat to a fixed point.
- To provide emotional stability for a person in distress.
- To perform as an anchorman.
- Designed to defend against air attacks.
- (of a missile, or system) designed to detect, intercept, and destroy a ballistic missile in flight
- Designed to intercept and destroy another missile in flight.
- Designed to kill soldiers.
- Referring to weapons designed to attack military tanks or similar armored vehicles.
- A TOW missile is an weapon capable of killing everyone in a tank from great distance.
- Any of several Athabascan-speaking peoples of the American Southwest excluding Navajo, i.e. Chiricahua, Jicarilla, Lipan, Mescalero, Plains Apache, or Western Apache.
- A person belonging to an Apache people.
- The languages of the Apache peoples.
- A Parisian gangster.
- An open source HTTP server.
- The town of Apache, Oklahoma (zipcode 73006)
- A military helicopter
- (military) armored personnel carrier
- (music) Wikipedia:A Perfect Circle, A Perfect Circle
- A trainee, especially in a skilled trade.
- (historical) One who is bound by indentures or by legal agreement to serve a tradesperson, or other person, for a certain time, with a view to learn the art, or trade, in which his master is bound to instruct him.
- (dated) One not well versed in a subject; a tyro or newbie.
- (transitive) To put under the care and supervision of a master, for the purpose of instruction in a trade or business.
- The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near.
The of summer. —Horsley.
A nearer to the human type. —Owen.
- An access, or opportunity of drawing near.
The to kings and principal persons. —Bacon.
- (context, used only with the plural approaches) Movements to gain favor; advances.
- A way, passage, or avenue by which a place or buildings can be approached; an access. —Macaulay.
- A manner in which a problem is solved or policy is made.
an to gardening
- (context, used only in the plural, fortification) The advanced works, trenches, or covered roads made by besiegers in their advances toward a fortress or military post.
- (golf) A stroke whose object is to land the ball on the putting green. It is made with an iron club.
- The way a plane lands at an airport.
- (intransitive) To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance nearer.
Wherefore approached ye so nigh unto the city? —2 Sam. xi. 20.
But exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. —Heb. x. 25.
- (intransitive) To draw near, in a figurative sense; to make advances; to approximate.
as he approaches to the character of the ablest statesman.
- (transitive) To come near to in place, time, or character; to draw nearer to; as, to approach the city; to approach my cabin; he approached the age of manhood.
He was an admirable poet, and thought even to have approached Homer. --Temple.
- (context, transitive, military) To take approaches to.
- A late form of medieval crossbow, having a steel prod, or bow.
(archer, ies, -
- (uncountable) The practice or sport of shooting arrows with a bow.
- (countable) A group of archers.
- accelerated reply mail: a service of the United States Postal Service
- adjustable rate mortgage
- A body of forces equipped for war.
(Military & Naval): All the cannon and small arms collectively, with their equipments, belonging to a ship or a fortification.
- Any equipment for resistance.
- (past of, arm)
- equip, Equipped, especially with a weapon.
- (Of a weapon) prepared for use.
- The military forces of a nation; the army, navy, air force, marines and, sometimes, coast guard.
- A ceasefire; a truce.
(wikipedia, armour, armor
- (uncountable) A form of body protection that consists of a hard material that is worn around the vital areas of the body.
- (uncountable) A natural form of this kind of protection on an animal's body.
- (countable) A tank, or other heavy mobile assault vehicle.
- (uncountable) A military formation consisting primarily of tanks or other armoured fighting vehicles.
- Simple past and past participle of armor.
- Clad or equipped with arms or armor.
- Covered with armor, as a ship or the face of a fortification; armor-plated.
armored personnel carrier
- An armored vehicle designed to carry passengers, protected from enemy attack, to a location.
- a manufacturer of weapons, especially of guns
- a military specialist in charge of the upkeep of small arms etc
- (dated) someone who makes or repairs armor
- heraldry, Heraldry
- A place where arms are kept, an arsenal.
- A collection of weapons and materiel.
- A place where arms are made.
- A large, highly organized military force concerned mainly with ground operations
The was sent in to quell the uprising.
- The governmental agency in charge of the nation's army.
The opposed the legislature's involvement.
- Any large group of people or sometimes animals working toward the same purpose.
It took an of accountants to uncover the fraud.
- Our house is being attacked by an of ants.
- Clothing and ornamentation.
- A collection laid out to be viewed in full.
- An orderly series, arrangement or sequence.
verb to array
- Antonym Disarray.
- A large collection.
We offer a dazzling array of choices.
- (complang) A vector.
- (complang) A multidimensional array.
- (computing) An associative array.
- To clothe and ornament oneself.
- He was arrayed in his finest robes and jewels.
- A military establishment for the storing, development, manufacturing, testing, or repairing of arms, ammunition, and other war materiel; an armoury
- A stock of weapons, especially all the weapons that a nation possesses
- A store or supply of anything.
- He arrived with a large of cleansers and tools, and got right to work.
- Large cannon like weapons, transportable and usually operated by more than one person
- A unit of the army, that uses such weapons
- A soldier enlisted in an artillery unit or who uses artillery.
- Advanced Supplementary
- (neurology) Asperger's Syndrome
- (geography) American Samoa
- A container for ashes, used in times past for accumulating ashes generated from wood and coal fires, for eventual disposal elsewhere. A dustbin.
- Of or pertaining to the w:Ashcan School, Ashcan School of American art.
- A violent onset or attack with physical means, as blows, weapons, etc.; an onslaught; the rush or charge of an attacking force; onset; as, to make assault upon a man, a house, or a town.
- A violent onset or attack with moral weapons, as words, arguments, appeals, and the like; as, to make an assault on the prerogative, prerogatives of a prince, or on the constitution of a government.
- An apparently violent attempt, or willful offer with force or violence, to do hurt to another; an attempt or offer to beat another, accompanied by a degree of violence, but without touching his person, as by lifting the fist, or a cane, in a threatening manner, or by striking at him, and missing him. If the blow aimed takes effect, it is a battery.
- An intentional threat, show of force or movement that causes a reasonable fear, or an actual physical contact.
- (fencing) A non-competitive combat between two fencers
- To attack, threaten or harass
- A military style rifle that fires a shortened rifle caliber round from a high capacity magazine.
- An assignee.
- (transitive) To designate or set apart something for some purpose.
- (transitive) To appoint or select someone for some office.
- (transitive) To allot or give something as a task.
- (transitive) To attribute or sort something into categories.
- (transitive) To transfer property, a legal right, etc., from one peson to another.
- (context, currency) A subdivision of the Laotian kip, 100 at=1 kip
(attaches, attaching, attached
- To fasten, to join to.
- (uncountable) Mental focus.
Please direct your to the following words.
- (context, countable, often plural) An action or remark expressing concern for or interest in someone or something, especially romantic interest.
1818, w:Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus, ch. 3,
- :She attended her sickbed; her watchful attentions triumphed over the malignity of the distemper.
1910, w:Stephen Leacock, Stephen Leacock, "How to Avoid Getting Married," in Literary Lapses,
- :For some time past I have been the recipient of very marked attentions from a young lady.
- (context, uncountable, military) A state of alertness in the standing position.
The company will now come to .
- (context, uncountable, advertising) A rating used to measure a commercial's ability to stand out from other advertising.
- The beer commercial with blonde twins had a higher score than the one showing a family enjoying slipcovers.
- A person or group that acts in an auxiliary manner.
- A sailing vessel equiped with an engine.
- (grammar) An auxiliary verb.
- helping, Helping; giving assistance or support.
- supplementary, Supplementary or subsidiary.
- held, Held in reserve for exceptional circumstances.
- Of a ship, having both sails and an engine.
- (grammar) Relating to an auxiliary verb.
- The art or science of flying.
from aves (Latin) meaning birds
- (military) Absence without proper authority from the properly appointed place of duty, or from unit, organization, or other place of duty at which one is required to be at the time prescribed.
- (military) A person who holds AWOL status.
- (context, generic) Somebody who is absent without permission.
- (figurative) Someone or something missing.
(military and generic): Absent without leave (permission).
- The US Army had a lot of soldiers.
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