- (music theory) An interval of eight tones on a diatonic scale, representing a doubling or halving in pitch.
- The melody jumps up an octave at the beginning, then later drops back down an octave.
- The singer was known for astounding clarity over her entire five-octave range.
- (music theory) The pitch an octave higher than a given pitch.
- The bass starts on a low E, and the tenor comes in on the octave.
- (fencing) The eighth defensive position, with the sword hand held at waist height, and the tip of the sword out straight at knee level.
- (transitive) (slang) to murder
- He got in the way so I had him offed.
- (transitive) (Singapore) to switch off
- Can you the light?
- inoperative, disabled
- All the lights are .
- This milk is !
- (cricket) in, or towards the half of the field away from the batsman's legs; the right side for a right-handed batsman
- In a direction away from the speaker or object.
- He drove in a cloud of smoke.
- The book fell the table.
- Into a state of non-operation; into a state of non-existence.
- Please switch the light when you leave.
- die off
verb (officiat, ing)
- (intransitive) To perform the functions of some office.
- She officiated as registrar at the wedding.
- (context, intransitive, sports) To serve as umpire or referee.
- This is the second time he has officiated at a cup-final.
- (context, sport) An offside play
- (British) The side of a road vehicle farthest from the kerb.
- (sports) In an illegal position ahead of the ball
- To the side of the road, past the curb and sidewalk, e.g. an offside diner (restaurant.)
- (cricket) the stump on the off side of the batsman's wicket
- A period of four years, by which the ancient Greeks reckoned time, being the interval from one celebration of the Olympic games to another, beginning with the victory of Corbus in the foot race, which took place in the year 776 b.c.; as, the era of the olympiads.
- An international multi-sport event taking place every fourth year
- Ontario (Canadian province)
- (soccer) A quick one touch play between two players.
- (boxing) Two punches delivered in rapid succession
- A sports event in which anybody can contest; as, the Australian Open.
- (electronics) a wire that is broken midway.
- The electrician found the in the circuit after a few minutes of testing.
- (transitive) To make something accessible or removing an obstacle to something being accessible
- Turn the doorknob to the door.
- (transitive) To bring up (a topic).
- I don't want to that subject.
- (transitive) To make accessible to customers or clients.
- I will the shop an hour early tomorrow.
- (transitive) To start (a campaign).
- Vermont will elk hunting season next week.
- (intransitive) To become open
- Adjective, open.
adjective (rfc-level, Adjective at L4+ not in L3 Ety section)
- The door opened all by itself.
- (intransitive) To begin conducting business.
- The shop opens at 9:00.
- (context, intransitive, cricket) To begin a side's innings as one of the first two batsmen.
- (context, intransitive, poker) To bet before any other player has in a particular betting round in a game of poker
- After the first two players fold, Julie opens for $5.
- (context, transitive or intransitive, poker) To reveal one's hand.
- Jeff opens his hand revealing a straight flush.
- (not comparable) Which is not closed; accessible; as, an open gate.
- Turn left after the second door.
- 1908, Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows, Chapter 2
- : The road, the dusty highway...
- (not comparable) Actively conducting or prepared to conduct business.
- Banks are not on bank holidays.
- (comparable) receptive, Receptive.
- I am to new ideas.
- (not comparable) public, Public; as, an open letter, an open declaration.
- He published an letter to the govenor on a full page of the New York Times.
- (not comparable) candid, Candid, ingenuous, not subtle in character:
- The man is an book.
- A means of exit, escape, reprieve, etc.
- They wrote the law to give those organizations an .
- (baseball) A state in which a member of the batting team is removed from play because the defending team threw the baseball past the batter three times in the strike zone, fielded a ball hit in the air, or fielded a ball hit to the ground and moved the ball to a defender blocking the runner's ability to move from base to base.
- (poker) A card which can make a hand a winner.
- (transitive) To declare a person to be a homosexual, especially one who is reluctant for this information to be made public.
- (transitive) To declare a personal secret belonging to another person.
- Not at home.
- Leave a message for me if I'm when you call.
- (context, cricket, baseball) Of a player, disqualified from playing further by some action of a member of the opposing team (such as being stump, stumped in cricket).
- Openly acknowledging one's homosexuality.
- away, Away from home, not indoors.
- Let's eat tonight
- Away from; at a distance.
- Keep !
- Away from the inside or the centre.
- The magician pulled the rabbit of the hat.
- Into a state of non-operation; into non-existence.
- Switch the lights .
- Put the fire .
- Used to intensify or emphasize.
- The place was all decked for the holidays.
- (baseball) The region of the field between the infield and the outer fence
- He hit a long fly ball to the in the gap to left.
- (cricket) The region of the field roughly outside of the wicket-keeper, slips, gully, point, cover, mid off, mid on, midwicket and square leg
- (baseball) A player that plays in the outfield, which is the outer portion of the field
- The tracked down the long fly.
adverb out of bounds (or out-of-bounds)
- beyond designated limits
- He hit the ball way out of bounds
- The part of something that faces out; the outer surface
- The external appearance of something
- The space beyond some limit or boundary
- It looks good on the outside.
- (baseball) A pitch that is away from the batter as it crosses home plate.
- The first pitch is ... just a bit .
- On, or towards the outside
- (cricket) a ball that exhibits outswing; a bowler that uses it
- (finance) (uncountable) the operating expenses of a business — everything except labour and materials
- (uncountable) more generally, any cost or expenditure (monetary, time, effort or otherwise) incurred in a project or activity, which does not directly contribute to the progress or outcome of the project or activity.
- (countable) an overhead projector; or the image sheet projected by one
- located above, especially over the head
- Place your luggage in the bins.
- (finance) of, or relating to the operating expenses of a business
- They tried to reduce costs.
- above one's head;in the sky
- Birds flying .
verb (transitive) (intransitive) (overlapp, ing)
- Something that overlaps or is overlapped
- To extend over and partly cover something
- the mousemat overlapped the edge of the desk
- To have an area, range, character or function in common
- The two maps overlapped at the east and west edges
- (mathematics) Used of sets that have some elements in common
- The set (all men) overlaps the set (vegetarians)
verb (overthrows, overthrowing, overthrew, overthrown)
- The downfall of a government etc., by force.
- (cricket) The act of a fielder throwing the ball back to the infield, where it is not gathered and continues to the opposite outfield; a run scored by the batting side while this happens.
- To bring about the downfall of a government etc., especially by force.
- I hate the current government, but not enough to want to them.
- (context, uncountable) The working time outside of one's regular hours
- Workers are usually paid extra for working .
- (context, sports, countable) An extra period of play when a contest has a tie score at the end of regulation.
- That last-second shot ties the game 99-99 and sends it to !