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cable Tweet Definition of cable Like Definition of cable on Facebook
  1. A strong, large-diameter wire or rope, or something resembling such a rope.
  2. An assembly of two or more wires which are used for electrical power or data circuits; one or more may be insulated.
  1. (nautical) A heavy rope or chain used to moor or anchor a ship
  2. (communications) A system for receiving television or Internet service over coaxial or fibreoptic cables
    I tried to watch the movie last night but my cable was out.
    1. A telegram
    2. (finance) in financial markets 'cable' is used to refer to the currency pair Great British Pounds against United States Dollars
  3. (nautical) A unit of length
verb to cable
  1. To send a telegram
  2. To wrap wires to form a cable
cage Tweet Definition of cage Like Definition of cage on Facebook
noun (plural: cages)
  1. an enclosure made of bars
  2. the passenger compartment of a lift
verb (cag, ing)
  1. to put into a cage
  2. (advertising, politics) To track individual responses to direct mail.
Cagliari Tweet Definition of Cagliari Like Definition of Cagliari on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Province of Sardinia, Italy.
  2. Capital and port of Cagliari and also the capital of Sardinia.
Cain Tweet Definition of Cain Like Definition of Cain on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, , )
  2. (mythology) The eldest son of Adam and Eve as described in Genesis; considered the first murderer. (see w:Cain and Abel).
Calhoun Tweet Definition of Calhoun Like Definition of Calhoun on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An Irish surname, variant of the Scottish Colquhoun
Calvin Tweet Definition of Calvin Like Definition of Calvin on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a surname of French and Spanish origin, meaning a bald person
  2. w:John Calvin, John Calvin, French Protestant theologian
  3. (context, mostly, US) a male given name derived from the surname; used especially by nonconformist families
Cameron Tweet Definition of Cameron Like Definition of Cameron on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A surname derived from a highland Scottish clan name, Gaelic cam crooked or bent + sròn nose
  2. (given name, male) derived from the surname.
  3. (given name, female) derived from the surname, used since the 1980s also in the form Camryn and Kamryn.
camp Tweet Definition of camp Like Definition of camp on Facebook
  1. An outdoor place acting as temporary accommodation in tents or other temporary structures.
  2. An organised event, often taking place in tents or temporary accommodation.
  3. A base of a military group, not necessarily temporary.
  4. A group of people with the same ideals or political leanings, strongly supported.
  5. An affect, affected, exaggerate, exaggerated or intentionally tasteless style.
  1. To live in a tent or similar temporary accommodation.
We're planning to in the field until Sunday.
  1. To stay in an advantageous location in a first-person shooter game, for example, next to a power-up or to guard an area.
The easiest way to win on this map is to the double damage.
Go and the flag for the win.
  1. To behave in a camp manner.
Don't up your performance of Malvolio in Twelfth Night this time.
  1. (gay slang) To troll for sexual partners.
Looks like he's going to for some hot bois tonight.
  1. (gay slang) To chat up a guy in the hopes of getting him into bed.
You should that cute guy.
adjective ((compar) camper, (superl) campest)
  1. theatrical, Theatrical; making exaggerated gestures.
  2. (context, of a gay man) Ostentatiously effeminate.
  3. Intentionally tasteless or vulgar, self-parodying.
Campbell Tweet Definition of Campbell Like Definition of Campbell on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A Scottish surname from the Gaelic cam beul, crooked mouth.
  2. (given name, male) derived from the surname.
campion Tweet Definition of campion Like Definition of campion on Facebook
  1. any flowering plant of the genus Lychnis.
  2. any flowering plant of the genus Silene.
canning Tweet Definition of canning Like Definition of canning on Facebook
  1. The process of preserving food by heat processing in a sealed vessel (a sealed jar or can).
  1. (present participle of, can)
cannon Tweet Definition of cannon Like Definition of cannon on Facebook
noun (pl=cannon, pl2=cannons)
  1. A complete assembly, consisting of an artillery tube and a breech mechanism, firing mechanism or base cap, which is a component of a gun, howitzer or mortar. It may include muzzle appendages.<ref name="JP102">(JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms).</ref>
  2. historical: A large muzzle-loading artillery piece.
  3. modern: A large-bore machine gun.
  4. A bone of a horse's leg, between the fetlock joint and the knee or hock.
  5. (context, sports, billiards, snooker, pool) A shot in which the ball struck with the cue comes in contact with two or more balls on the table; a hitting of two or more balls with the player's ball.
  6. (baseball) The arm of a player that can throw well.
He's got a out in right.
  1. To bombard with cannons
  2. (context, sports, billiards, snooker, pool) To play the carom billiard shot. To strike two balls with the cue ball
The white cannoned off the red onto the pink.
cantor Tweet Definition of cantor Like Definition of cantor on Facebook
  1. singer, especially someone who takes a special role of singing or song leading at a ceremony
Canute Tweet Definition of Canute Like Definition of Canute on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (obsolete) (given name, male) used in England from the eleventh to the thirteenth century.
  2. w:Canute the Great, Canute the Great, king of England, Denmark and Norway.
capote Tweet Definition of capote Like Definition of capote on Facebook
noun (plural capotes)
  1. A long coat or cloak with a hood
  2. A coat made from a blanket, worn by 19th century Canadian woodsmen.
    • 1888, Theodore Roosevelt, Frontier Types, The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, October 1888.
    • : The fourth member of our party round the camp-fire that night was a powerfully built trapper, partly French by blood,who wore a gayly colored , or blanket-coat, a greasy fur cap, and moccasins.
Carlisle Tweet Definition of Carlisle Like Definition of Carlisle on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A city in north-western England, the county town of Cumbria and formerly of Cumberland.
Carlos Tweet Definition of Carlos Like Definition of Carlos on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A male given name of Spanish or Portuguese origin. English equivalent: Charles.
Carlyle Tweet Definition of Carlyle Like Definition of Carlyle on Facebook
  1. A last name; the most famous to bear it was wikipedia:Thomas Carlyle, Thomas Carlyle.
  2. A given name for mainly males.
  3. A city in Illinois.
carpenter Tweet Definition of carpenter Like Definition of carpenter on Facebook
  1. A person skilled at carpentry.
  2. (nautical) a senior rating in ships responsible for all the woodwork onboard; in the days of sail, a warrant officer responsible for the hull, masts, spars and boats of a ship, and whose responsibility was to sound the well to see if the ship was making water
carrel Tweet Definition of carrel Like Definition of carrel on Facebook
  1. A partially partitioned space for studying or reading, often in a library.
    He was busy writing his report in a small library
Carroll Tweet Definition of Carroll Like Definition of Carroll on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An Irish surname derived from the Gaelic í Cearbhaill
  2. w:Lewis Carroll, Lewis Carroll - pseudonym of British author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
Carson Tweet Definition of Carson Like Definition of Carson on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An Irish and Scottish surname, possible a form of Curzon.
  2. (given name, male) (and very rarely a female name) transferred from the surname.
Carter Tweet Definition of Carter Like Definition of Carter on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English occupational surname for someone who was a carter.
  2. (given name, male) derived from the surname.
Cartwright Tweet Definition of Cartwright Like Definition of Cartwright on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. an English occupational surname for someone who made carts
carver Tweet Definition of carver Like Definition of carver on Facebook
  1. One who carves
Cary Tweet Definition of Cary Like Definition of Cary on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A male given name, a variant of the Irish Carey
casanova Tweet Definition of casanova Like Definition of casanova on Facebook
  1. A man considered romantic and gallant, especially one who gives amorous attentions to women.
  2. A promiscuous, philandering man.
casement Tweet Definition of casement Like Definition of casement on Facebook
  1. a window sash that is hinged on the side and opens outward
  2. a window having such sashes; a casement window
  3. (military) a casemate
cash Tweet Definition of cash Like Definition of cash on Facebook
  1. money, Money in the form of notes/bills and coins, as opposed to cheques/checks or electronic transactions.
verb (cash, es)
  1. To exchange a check for money in the form of notes/bills.
castle Tweet Definition of castle Like Definition of castle on Facebook
  1. A large building that is fortified and contains many defences; in previous ages often inhabited by a nobleman or king.
  2. A chess piece shaped like a castle tower which is also called a rook.
  3. (obsolete) A close helmet.
    • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, p. 12,
    • : The was perhaps a figurative name for a close headpiece deduced from its enclosing and defending the head, as a castle did the whole body; or a corruption from the Old French word casquetel, a small or light helmet.
verb (castl, ing)
  1. (chess) To perform the move of castling.
Cecil Tweet Definition of Cecil Like Definition of Cecil on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A male given name.
Cecilia Tweet Definition of Cecilia Like Definition of Cecilia on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Saint Cecilia, 3rd Century Roman Martyr; the patron saint of music. Her feast day is November 22nd.
  1. (given name, female, from Latin, )
chain Tweet Definition of chain Like Definition of chain on Facebook
  1. A series of interconnected rings or links usually made of metal.
He wore a gold around the neck.
  1. A series of interconnected things.
This led to an unfortunate of events.
  1. A series of stores or businesses with the same brand name.
That of restaurants is expanding into our town.
  1. A number of atoms in a series, which combine to form a molecule.
When examined, the molecular included oxygen and hydrogen.
  1. (surveying) A series of interconnected links of known length, used as a measuring device.
  2. (surveying) A long measuring tape.
  3. A unit of length equal to 22 yards. The length of a commonly used surveying chain. The length of a cricket pitch. Equal to 17.85 metres. Equal to 4 rods.
  1. (transitive) To fasten something with a chain
  2. (intransitive) To link multiple items together
  3. (transitive) To secure someone with fetters
  4. (transitive) To obstruct the mouth of a river etc with a chain
  5. (computing) To relate data items with a chain of pointers; to be chained to another data item
  6. (transitive) To measure a distance using a 66-foot long chain, as in land surveying
chamberlain Tweet Definition of chamberlain Like Definition of chamberlain on Facebook
  1. An officer in charge of managing the household of a sovereign, especially in the United Kingdom and in Denmark.
  2. A high officer of state, as currently with the papal camerlengo, but normally now a mainly honorary title.
chambers Tweet Definition of chambers Like Definition of chambers on Facebook
  1. (plural of , chamber)
  1. (third-person singular of, chamber)
Champlain Tweet Definition of Champlain Like Definition of Champlain on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A surname from a French topographic name from words meaning field and flat
  2. w:Samuel de Champlain, Samuel de Champlain French geographer and explorer
Chandler Tweet Definition of Chandler Like Definition of Chandler on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English occupational surname for a maker or seller of candles.
  2. (given name, male), transferred use of the surname.
Chapman Tweet Definition of Chapman Like Definition of Chapman on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. an English occupational surname for a merchant
char Tweet Definition of char Like Definition of char on Facebook
  1. (obsolete) a time; a turn or occasion
  2. (obsolete) a turn of work; a labour or item of business
  3. an odd-job, a chore or piece of housework
  4. a charlady, a woman employed to do housework; cleaning lady
"I had to scrub the kitchen today, because the couldn"t come"
verb (chars, charing, charred)
  1. (obsolete) to turn, especially away or aside
  2. to work, especially to do housework
  • 1893, She explained that she was the commissionaire's wife, who did the charing, and I gave her the order for the coffee. " Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Naval Treaty" (Norton 2005, p.677)
Charles Tweet Definition of Charles Like Definition of Charles on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male)
Charlotte Tweet Definition of Charlotte Like Definition of Charlotte on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from French, ) used in the English-speaking world since the seventeenth century.
    1. The largest city in the state of North Carolina.
Chase Tweet Definition of Chase Like Definition of Chase on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male) of modern usage, from the surname Chase,a Middle English nickname for a hunter.
Chaucer Tweet Definition of Chaucer Like Definition of Chaucer on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a rare medieval English surname, possibly of French origin; no longer current
  2. w:Geoffrey Chaucer, Geoffrey Chaucer, a 14th century English author, best remembered for The Canterbury Tales.
chesterfield Tweet Definition of chesterfield Like Definition of chesterfield on Facebook
  1. A couch, sofa, or loveseat with padded arms and back of the same height, often curved outward at the top.
  2. (Canadian English) Any couch or sofa.
chevalier Tweet Definition of chevalier Like Definition of chevalier on Facebook
  1. A cavalier; a knight.
  2. In tarot cards, the card between the valet and the dame
child Tweet Definition of child Like Definition of child on Facebook
noun (pl=children)
  1. A son or daughter.
Her is in 1st grade.
  1. An unborn or young person, a minor, especially one who has not yet entered into puberty.
That is up to no good.
  1. (context, computing) Some object which has a subservient or derivative role relative to another object.
The node then stores the actual data of the parent node.
childe Tweet Definition of childe Like Definition of childe on Facebook
  1. A child of noble birth.
  2. The cognomen given to the oldest son prior to his taking his father's title.
choate Tweet Definition of choate Like Definition of choate on Facebook
  1. complete
Christie Tweet Definition of Christie Like Definition of Christie on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), diminutive of Christine and its variant forms.
  2. (given name, male), a mostly Scottish and Irish diminutive of Christopher
Christopher Tweet Definition of Christopher Like Definition of Christopher on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, from Greek, ).
Churchill Tweet Definition of Churchill Like Definition of Churchill on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Churchill (disambiguation))
  1. Any of several English placenames from church and hill
  2. A habitational surname from any of these places
  3. w:Winston Churchill, Winston Churchill English statesman and author
CID Tweet Definition of CID Like Definition of CID on Facebook
  1. Caller IDentification or Caller ID or Call ID; the feature on most telephone systems that identifies the phone number of who is calling.
  2. Criminal Investigation Department
Claire Tweet Definition of Claire Like Definition of Claire on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female) borrowed from the French form of Clara or Clare.
clancy Tweet Definition of clancy Like Definition of clancy on Facebook
noun (clanc, ies)
  1. An overflow or spillage.
    • 1971, w:David Ireland, David Ireland, The Unknown Industrial Prisoner
    • : They'd had a ". He had dozed off with the water running and there was water slopping everywhere.''
Clarendon Tweet Definition of Clarendon Like Definition of Clarendon on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An earldom in the British peerage
  2. w:Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon
  3. A serif typeface
Clark Tweet Definition of Clark Like Definition of Clark on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English occupational surname, variant of Clarke, for someone who was either a scribe or priest / cleric
  2. A male given name, derived from the surname
Clarke Tweet Definition of Clarke Like Definition of Clarke on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English occupational surname, a variant of Clark
Claude Tweet Definition of Claude Like Definition of Claude on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male).
clay Tweet Definition of clay Like Definition of clay on Facebook
  1. A mineral substance made up of small crystals of silica and alumina, that is ductile when moist; the material of pre-fired ceramics.
  2. An earth material with ductile qualities.
  3. (idiom) (Biblical) The material of the human body.
    • 1611. Old Testament, King James Version, Job 10:8-9:
    • : Thine hands have made me and fashioned me together round about...thou hast made me as the .
    • 1611. Old Testament, King James Version, Isaiah 64:8:
    • : But now, O Lord, thou art our Father; we are the , and thou art our potter; and we are the work of thy hand.
Clayton Tweet Definition of Clayton Like Definition of Clayton on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Any of several placenames in England and elsewhere, from Old English clí¦g "clay" + tÅ«n "enclosure, settlement".
  2. An English habitational surname from the placename.
  3. (given name, male) from the surname.
Cleveland Tweet Definition of Cleveland Like Definition of Cleveland on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A city in Ohio.
  2. A former county in northeast England bordering Yorkshire and County Durham.
Clifford Tweet Definition of Clifford Like Definition of Clifford on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male).
Clinton Tweet Definition of Clinton Like Definition of Clinton on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An Irish surname, the short form of McClinton?
  2. An English habitational surname from either of several places named "Glinton" or "Glympton"
  3. w:Bill Clinton, Bill Clinton US President
Clive Tweet Definition of Clive Like Definition of Clive on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English surname - someone who lived near a cliff ( Old English clif).
  2. (given name, male) derived from the surname, popular in Britain in mid-twentieth century.
cobb Tweet Definition of cobb Like Definition of cobb on Facebook
  1. A sea-cob or gull.
  2. A pier made from cobblestones.
  3. A hand-basket, especially made from wicker.
  4. A knock or blow.
coffin Tweet Definition of coffin Like Definition of coffin on Facebook
  1. An oblong closed box in which a dead person is bury, buried.
  1. (transitive) To place in a coffin.
    • 2007: The chest in which she is coffined washes ashore and is brought to the Lord Cerimon " Barbara Everett, "Making and Breaking in Shakespeare's Romances", London Review of Books 29:6, p. 21
Coke Tweet Definition of Coke Like Definition of Coke on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (Proprietary name for) A cola-based soft drink containing caffeine and sugar.
I'd like a .
Cole Tweet Definition of Cole Like Definition of Cole on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English surname, possibly a nickname from col, Old English "charcoal,coal-black".
  2. A male given name derived from the surname.
Coleridge Tweet Definition of Coleridge Like Definition of Coleridge on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. w:Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English romantic poet
  2. w:Coleridge, North Carolina, Coleridge, North Carolina
Collier Tweet Definition of Collier Like Definition of Collier on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a surname
Collins Tweet Definition of Collins Like Definition of Collins on Facebook
  1. A particular kind of alcoholic beverage.
proper noun 
  1. An English patronymic surname from the given name Colin, pet form of Coll
  2. An Irish surname, Anglicized from the Gaelic í Coileí¡in
Columba Tweet Definition of Columba Like Definition of Columba on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. w:Columba, St. Columba of Iona (Old Irish Columb Cille, meaning "Dove of the church"); one of the Gaelic missionary monks who reintroduced Christianity to Scotland during the Dark Ages.
  2. Any of three other Christian saints who bore the name Columba.
  3. (constellation) A small winter constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a dove. It was introduced by Augustin Royer in 1679, as a split from the constellation Canis Major.
Columbus Tweet Definition of Columbus Like Definition of Columbus on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A masculine given name.
  2. w:Christopher Columbus, Christopher Columbus (1451?-1506), Italian explorer of the Americas.
  3. One of various cities in the USA, among others the capital of Ohio.
Confucius Tweet Definition of Confucius Like Definition of Confucius on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Western name of Kong Qiu (å­ä¸), an influential Chinese philosopher who lived 551 BCE " 479 BCE.
Conrad Tweet Definition of Conrad Like Definition of Conrad on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male).
constable Tweet Definition of constable Like Definition of constable on Facebook
  1. A police officer ranking below Sergeant in most British police forces. (See also Chief Constable).
  2. Officer of a noble court in the middle ages, usually a senior army commander. (See also marshal).
  3. Public officer, usually at municipal level, responsible for maintaining order or serving writ, writs and court orders.
constant Tweet Definition of constant Like Definition of constant on Facebook
  1. That which is permanent or invariable.
  2. (algebra) A quantity that remains at a fixed value throughout a given discussion.
  3. (science) Any property of an experiment, determined numerically, that does not change under given circumstances.
  4. (computing) An identifier that is bound to an invariant value.
  1. unchanged, Unchanged through time or space; permanent.
  2. consistently, Consistently recurring over time; persistent
  3. steady, Steady in purpose, action, feeling, etc.
converse Tweet Definition of converse Like Definition of converse on Facebook
  1. The opposite or reverse.
  2. (logic) Of a proposition or theorem of the form "If A is true, then B is true" or (equivalently) "All Xs are Ys", the proposition or law "If B is true, then A is true" or "All Ys are Xs", respectively.
All trees are plants, but the converse, that all plants are trees, is not true.
Conway Tweet Definition of Conway Like Definition of Conway on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Former English name of Conwy in North Wales
  2. A Welsh habitational surname derived from the city or its river
  3. A male given name transferred from the surname
Cook Tweet Definition of Cook Like Definition of Cook on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. an English occupational name (surname) for a cook, or a seller of cooked food
Cooper Tweet Definition of Cooper Like Definition of Cooper on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English occupational surname derived from cooper.
  2. (given name, male), transferred use of the surname.
Corbin Tweet Definition of Corbin Like Definition of Corbin on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English surname.
  2. (given name, male) derived from the surname.
Cornelius Tweet Definition of Cornelius Like Definition of Cornelius on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (biblical) A centurion mentioned in Acts 10:1.
  2. (given name, male)
Coronado Tweet Definition of Coronado Like Definition of Coronado on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A peninsula in San Diego
cotton Tweet Definition of cotton Like Definition of cotton on Facebook
  1. A plant that encases its seed in a thin fiber that is harvested and used as a fabric or cloth.
  2. The textile that is harvested from the cotton plant.
  1. Made of cotton.
coulomb Tweet Definition of coulomb Like Definition of coulomb on Facebook
  1. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of electric charge; the amount of electric charge carried by a current of 1 ampere flowing for 1 second. Symbol: C
He is charged up with enough coulombs to make his hair stand on end.
court Tweet Definition of court Like Definition of court on Facebook
  1. An enclosed space; a courtyard; an uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building, or by different building; also, a space opening from a street and nearly surrounded by houses; a blind alley.
  2. The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary; a palace.
  3. The collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign or person high in authority; all the surroundings of a sovereign in his regal state.
  4. Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign; as, to hold a court.
  5. Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment; flattery.
  6. The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered.
  7. The persons officially assembled under authority of law, at the appropriate time and place, for the administration of justice; an official assembly, legally met together for the transaction of judicial business; a judge or judges sitting for the hearing or trial of causes.
  8. A tribunal established for the administration of justice.
  9. The judge or judges; as distinguished from the counsel or jury, or both.
  10. The session of a judicial assembly.
  11. Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical.
  12. A place arranged for playing the game of tennis, basketball and some other games; also, one of the divisions of a tennis court.
  1. Woo; attempt to win over with social activities and displays of breeding; tact and affection.
cousin Tweet Definition of cousin Like Definition of cousin on Facebook
  1. The son or daughter of a person"s uncle or aunt
  2. Any relation who is not a direct ancestor or descendant; one more distantly related than an aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, etc.
coward Tweet Definition of coward Like Definition of coward on Facebook
  1. a person who lacks courage
cowl Tweet Definition of cowl Like Definition of cowl on Facebook
  1. A monk's hood or hooded robe
  2. A mask that covers the majority of the head.
  3. A metal protective covering that covers the engine; also cowling
  4. (nautical) A ship's ventilator with a bell-shaped top which can be swivelled to catch the wind and force it below
  5. (nautical) A vertical projection of a ship's funnel that directs the smoke away from the bridge
Cowper Tweet Definition of Cowper Like Definition of Cowper on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English surname, a variant of Cooper
Cox Tweet Definition of Cox Like Definition of Cox on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. an English surname either son of, or servant of someone named Cocke or Cook
Craig Tweet Definition of Craig Like Definition of Craig on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a Scottish surname, originally meaning someone who lived near a crag
  2. a male given name derived from the surname
cram Tweet Definition of cram Like Definition of cram on Facebook
  1. The act of cramming.
  2. Information hastily memorized; as, a cram from an examination.
  3. A warp having more than two threads passing through each dent or split of the reed.
verb (cram, m, ed)
  1. To press, force, or drive, particularly in filling, or in thrusting one thing into another; to stuff; to crowd; to fill to superfluity; as, to cram anything into a basket; to cram a room with people.
  2. To fill with food to satiety; to stuff.
  3. To put hastily through an extensive course of memorizing or study, as in preparation for an examination; as, a pupil is crammed by his tutor.
  4. To eat greedily, and to satiety; to stuff.
  5. To make crude preparation for a special occasion, as an examination, by a hasty and extensive course of memorizing or study.
crane Tweet Definition of crane Like Definition of crane on Facebook
  1. A large bird of the order Gruiformes and the family Gruidae having long legs and a long neck which it extends when flying.
  2. A mechanical lifting device, often used for lifting heavy loads for industrial or construction purposes.
verb (cran, ing)
  1. (transitive) To extend (one's neck).
Crater Tweet Definition of Crater Like Definition of Crater on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Crater (constellation))
  1. (constellation): A dim spring constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a cup. It lies between the constellations Virgo and Hydra.
Crawford Tweet Definition of Crawford Like Definition of Crawford on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. an English and Scottish habitational surname derived from several different placenames
crick Tweet Definition of crick Like Definition of crick on Facebook
  1. A painful muscular cramp or spasm of some part of the body, as of the neck or back, making it difficult to move the part affected.
  2. (US regional) Spelling variant of creek.
Crispin Tweet Definition of Crispin Like Definition of Crispin on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A male given name.
  2. A Roman shoemaker, martyr and saint (brother of Crispinian); patron saint of cobblers and tanners.
Cromwell Tweet Definition of Cromwell Like Definition of Cromwell on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. an English habitational surname from either of several placenames
  2. w:Oliver Cromwell, Oliver Cromwell English military leader, politician, and dictator, or his son w:Richard Cromwell, Richard Cromwell
Cross Tweet Definition of Cross Like Definition of Cross on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English topographic surname for someone who lived near a stone cross on a road
cruise Tweet Definition of cruise Like Definition of cruise on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, cruising)
  1. A sea voyage, especially one taken for pleasure.
verb (cruis, ing)
  1. (intransitive) To sail about, especially for pleasure.
  2. (intransitive) To travel at constant speed for maximum operating efficiency.
  3. (transitive) To move about an area leisurely in the hope of discovering something, or looking for custom.
  4. (context, slang) To seek a sexual partner, especially a prostitute.
  5. (intransitive, child development) To walk while holding on to an object (stage in development of ambulation, typically occuring at 10 months
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proper noun 
  1. A Scottish habitational surname from a place in Ayrshire
curie Tweet Definition of curie Like Definition of curie on Facebook
  1. a unit of radioactivity defined as 3.7í1010 decays per second
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noun (curr, ies)
  1. Any dish, especially a stew made with various kinds of meat or seafood, flavored with curry powder.
  2. A sauce or relish whose principal flavoring is curry powder.
  3. curry powder, Curry powder
  4. Used attributively, cooked with curry.
    • 1990 Helen Willinsky - Jerk: Barbecue from Jamaica
    • :Until recently, we usually fixed goat, another national dish, for large parties.
    • 2006 Elka Paquette - Taboo
    • :Mum replied, "Oh everything, fried jerk chicken, fried fish, rice and peas and the mutton's been cooking, from this morning.
      1. (context, Australian English) To give (someone) a bit of ; to rebuke, discipline, or criticize; harass.
verb (curries, currying, curried)
  1. (transitive) To season with curry powder.
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proper noun 
  1. An English surname, originally a nickname for a refined or courtly person
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname
Cuthbert Tweet Definition of Cuthbert Like Definition of Cuthbert on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A male given name
Cyril Tweet Definition of Cyril Like Definition of Cyril on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A male given name.

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