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caddy Tweet Definition of caddy Like Definition of caddy on Facebook
noun (caddies)
  1. (golf) One hired to assist another in playing the game of golf.
= verb (caddies, caddying, caddied, caddied)
  1. (context, intransitive, golf) To serve as a caddy, carrying golf clubs etc.
     
calamine Tweet Definition of calamine Like Definition of calamine on Facebook
noun 
  1. A pale pink powdered form of zinc oxide used in skin lotions
  2. The zinc silicate mineral hemimorphite
     
calico Tweet Definition of calico Like Definition of calico on Facebook
noun (Plural: calicos or calicoes)
  1. A kind of rough cloth, often printed with a bright pattern.
adjective 
  1. Having a pattern of red and contrasting areas, resembling the color of calico cloth.
The cat had distinctive red and dark markings.
The patterned tableclothes were supposed to make the restaurant look rustic, instead they made it look run down.
     
candy floss Tweet Definition of candy floss Like Definition of candy floss on Facebook
noun 
  1. Heated sugar spun into thin threads and collected into a mass, usually on a stick.
     
canker Tweet Definition of canker Like Definition of canker on Facebook
noun 
  1. (botany) A plant disease marked by gradual decay.
  2. A corrode, corroding or sloughing ulcer; especially a spreading gangrenous ulcer or collection of ulcers in or about the mouth. -- called also.
  3. Anything which corrodes, corrupts, or destroys.
  4. A kind of wild, worthless rose; the dog rose.
  1. An obstinate and often incurable disease of a horse's foot, characterized by separation of the horny portion and the development of fungoid growths. Usually resulting from neglected thrush.
verb 
  1. (transitive) To affect as a canker; to eat away; to corrode; to consume.
  2. (transitive) To infect or pollute; to corrupt.
  3. (intransitive) To waste away, grow rusty, or be oxidized, as a mineral.
  4. To be or become diseased, or as if diseased, with canker; to grow corrupt; to become venomous.
     
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.
verb 
  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.
     
canteen Tweet Definition of canteen Like Definition of canteen on Facebook
noun 
  1. a small cafeteria or snack bar, especially one in a military establishment or place of work
  2. a temporary or mobile cafe used in an emergency or on a film location etc
  3. a box with compartments for storing eating utensils, silverware etc
  4. a military mess kit
  5. a can for carrying water
     
cantrip Tweet Definition of cantrip Like Definition of cantrip on Facebook
noun 
  1. A spell or incantation; a magic trick.
  • 1976: For one thing, I've no intention of distributing cantrips and costly crucifixes to every rapable woman in the Parish of St Magloire. " Kyril Bonfiglioli, Something Nasty in the Woodshed (Penguin 2001, p. 422)
  • 1984: "And when I say now the power of the name Jesus makes you whole, I indulge in no petty mountebank"s cantrips." " Anthony Burgess, Enderby's Dark Lady
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    CAR Tweet Definition of CAR Like Definition of CAR on Facebook
    initialism 
    1. Central African Republic
         
    caravan Tweet Definition of caravan Like Definition of caravan on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A convoy or procession of travelers, their vehicles and cargo, and any pack animals, especially camels crossing a desert.
    2. (context, UK, Australia) A furnished vehicle towed behind a car etc and used as a dwelling when stationary.
    verb 
    1. To travel in a caravan.
    The wedding party got in their cars and caravaned from the chapel to the reception hall.
         
    car park Tweet Definition of car park Like Definition of car park on Facebook
    noun (context, UK, Australia)
    1. An outdoor area or a multi-storey building where cars may be parked
         
    carpet Tweet Definition of carpet Like Definition of carpet on Facebook
    noun (uncountable and countable)
    1. A fabric used as a floor covering; a rug.
    2. (figurative) Any surface resembling a carpet.
    3. (vulgar) A woman's pubic hair.
    verb 
    1. To lay carpet, or to have carpet installed, in an area.
    After the fire, they carpeted over the blackened hardwood flooring.
    The builders were carpeting in the living room when Zadie inspected her new house.
    1. (transitive) To substantially cover something; to blanket something.
    Popcorn and candy wrappers carpeted the floor of the cinema.
         
    catamaran Tweet Definition of catamaran Like Definition of catamaran on Facebook
    noun 
    1. (nautical) a raft consisting of two or more logs tied together
    2. (nautical) a raft used on the St Lawrence River by lashing two ships together
    3. (nautical) a small rectangular raft used in dockyards to protect the hulls of large ships
    4. (nautical) a twin-hulled sailing yacht, especially one used for racing; the hulls being connected by a deck carrying the mast, rigging, cockpit and cabin
         
    catapult Tweet Definition of catapult Like Definition of catapult on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A device or weapon for throwing or launching large objects, such as a mechanical aid on aircraft carriers designed to help airplanes take off from the flight deck.
    verb to catapult
    1. (transitive) To fire a missile from a catapult
    2. (transitive) To increase the status of something rapidly
    3. (intransitive) To be fired from a catapult
    4. (intransitive) To have one's status increased rapidly
         
    Centre Tweet Definition of Centre Like Definition of Centre on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. A région of France.
         
    chair Tweet Definition of chair Like Definition of chair on Facebook
    noun 
    1. an item of furniture used to sit on or in comprising a seat, legs, back, and sometimes arm rests, for use by one person. Compare stool, couch, sofa, settee, loveseat and bench.
    2. (slang) (the chair) the electric chair.
    3. the seating position of a particular musician in an orchestra.
    4. blocks that support and hold railroad track in position, and similar devices.
    5. chairperson; a non-gender-specific form of chairman
    verb 
    1. To act as chairperson.
    Bob will tomorrow's meeting.
         
    chancellor Tweet Definition of chancellor Like Definition of chancellor on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A judicial court of chancery, which in England and in the United States is distinctively a court with equity jurisdiction.
         
    change Tweet Definition of change Like Definition of change on Facebook
    noun 
    1. the process of becoming different. (Countable)
    2. small denominations of money given in exchange for a larger denomination. (Uncountable)
    Can I get for this $100 bill please?
    1. a replacement, e.g. a change of clothes (Countable)
    2. (baseball) a change-up pitch
    3. money given back when a customer hands over more than the exact price of an item. For example, a customer who uses a 10-pound note to pay for a £9 item receives one pound in change.
    verb (chang, ing)
    1. (intransitive) To become something different.
    The tadpole changed into a frog.
    Stock prices are constantly changing.
    1. (rfd-redundant, combine into normal trans/intrans definition line.) (transitive, ergative) To make something into something different.
    The fairy changed the frog into a prince.
    I had to the wording of the ad so it would fit.
    1. (transitive) To replace.
    Ask the janitor to come and the lightbulb.
    After a brisk walk, I washed up and changed my shirt.
    1. (intransitive) To replace one's clothing.
    You can't go into the dressing room while she's changing.
    The clowns changed into their costumes before the circus started.
    1. (rfd-redundant) (figurative) To undergo a significant philosophical adjustment.
         
    chap Tweet Definition of chap Like Definition of chap on Facebook
    noun 
    1. (UK, informal) A man.
    Who"s that over there?
         
    charm Tweet Definition of charm Like Definition of charm on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A small trinket on a bracelet or chain, etc.
    She wears a bracelet on her wrist.
    1. An object, act or words believed to have magic power.
    A against evil
    It works like a .
    1. The ability to persuade, delight, or arouse admiration; often constructed in the plural.
    He had great personal .
    ''She tried to win him over with her charms.
    1. (physics) A property of some subatomic particles.
    verb 
    1. To seduce, persuade, or fascinate someone or something.
    He charmed her with his dashing tales of his days as a sailor.
    1. (transitive) To use magic upon something.
    ''After winning three games while wearing the chain, Dan began to think it had been charmed.
         
    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.
         
    chemist Tweet Definition of chemist Like Definition of chemist on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A person whose occupation specializes in the science of chemistry, especially at a professional level.
    2. (context, chiefly, british) A pharmacist.
    3. (context, chiefly, british) A pharmacy.
         
    cheque Tweet Definition of cheque Like Definition of cheque on Facebook
    noun 
    1. (context, UK, AU) A note promising to pay money to a named person or entity.
    I was not carrying cash, so I wrote a for the amount.
      • Spelling variant: check (US)
         
    chesterfield Tweet Definition of chesterfield Like Definition of chesterfield on Facebook
    noun 
    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.
         
    chiack Tweet Definition of chiack Like Definition of chiack on Facebook
    verb (chiacks, chiacking, chiacked), also chyack
    1. (Australian) To taunt or tease in jest.
    2. (British) To taunt maliciously.
    The gang of youths chiacked the academic
         
    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.
         
    Childermas Tweet Definition of Childermas Like Definition of Childermas on Facebook
    noun 
    1. a day to commemorate the killing of the Holy Innocents. Variously held on 28th December in the Western Church and 29th December in the Eastern Church.
         
    chimney Tweet Definition of chimney Like Definition of chimney on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A vertical tube or hollow column used to emit environmentally polluting gaseous and solid matter (including but not limited to by-products of burning carbon or hydro-carbon based fuels); a flue.
      • 1883: w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
      • : Our was a square hole in the roof: it was but a little part of the smoke that found its way out, and the rest eddied about the house, and kept us coughing and piping the eye.
        1. The glass flue surrounding the flame of an oil lamp.
        2. The smokestack of a steam locomotive.
        3. A narrow cleft in a rock face.
         
    chine Tweet Definition of chine Like Definition of chine on Facebook
    noun (wikipedia, Chine (boating))
    1. The top of a ridge.
    2. The spine of an animal.
    3. (nautical) a sharp angle in the cross section of a hull
    4. (Southern England) a steep-sided ravine leading from the top of a cliff down to the sea
         
    Chip Tweet Definition of Chip Like Definition of Chip on Facebook
    noun See chip proper noun 
    1. A male given name.
    verb See chip      
    chit Tweet Definition of chit Like Definition of chit on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A child or babe; as, a forward chit; also, a young, small, or insignificant person or animal.
    2. A pert young woman
    3. The embryo or the growing bud of a plant; a shoot; a sprout.
    the chits of Indian corn or of potatoes
    1. (obsolete) An excrescence on the body, as a wart.
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    verb (chits, chitting, chitted) (UK, dialect)
    1. (intransitive) To sprout; to shoot, as a seed or plant.
    2. (transitive) To damage the outer layers of a seed such as Lupinus or Sophora to assist germination.
         
    chook Tweet Definition of chook Like Definition of chook on Facebook
    noun (plural chooks)
    1. (Australian slang) A hen, or a cooked chicken.
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    Chuck Tweet Definition of Chuck Like Definition of Chuck on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. (given name, male, , ) (uncountable) A diminutive of the male given name Charles.
      1. (countable) a Chuck Taylor shoe (usually referred to in plural form, Chucks).
         
    chuff Tweet Definition of chuff Like Definition of chuff on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A coarse or stupid fellow.
    2. (context, scriptwriting, uncountable) Superfluous small talk that is free of conflict, offers no character development, description or insight, and does not advance the story or plot.
    3. (rfv-sense) (context, coarse, _, slang) The anus.
    verb 
    1. (intransitive) To make noisy puffing sounds, as of a steam locomotive.
      • 1912, Katherine Mansfield, "The Woman At The Store", Selected Short Stories
      • :The horses stumbled along, coughing and chuffing.
      • 1990, John Updike, "Rabbit at Rest"
      • :The pigeons and chortle off in indignant disappointment.
        1. (rfv-sense) (transitive, slang) To purposefully fail a standarized test in a conspicuous way.
    adjective 
    1. (rfv-sense) (British) surly, Surly.
    2. (rfv-sense) (context, coarse, _, slang, of cheeks) swollen, Swollen.
         
    chump Tweet Definition of chump Like Definition of chump on Facebook
    noun 
    1. (context, US, slang) the opposite of a champ; a loser
    Don't be such a .
    1. the smaller of two bully, bullies
    I'll take on that , and you fight the other one.
    1. (pejorative) an unintelligent person; a blockhead
    That wouldn't know his ass from a hole in the ground.
    1. a gullible person; a sucker; someone easily taken advantage of; the target of a scam
    It shouldn't be hard to put one over on that .
    1. someone lacking good sense - especially considered so for being scrupulous or unselfish
    What a ! He could have kept that money! Who would have known?
         
    churn Tweet Definition of churn Like Definition of churn on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A vessel used for churning.
    a butter
    1. (context, telecommunications) The time when a consumer switches his/her service provider.
    2. (context, telecommunications) The mass of people who are ready to switch carriers, expressed by the formula Customer Quits/Customer base.
    verb 
    1. (transitive) To agitate rapidly and repetitively, or to stir with a rowing or rocking motion; generally applies to liquids, notably cream.
    Now the cream is churned to make butter.
    1. (context, transitive, figuratively) To produce excessive and sometimes undesirable or unproductive activity or motion.
    2. (intransitive) To move rapidly and repetitively with a rocking motion; to tumble, mix or shake.
    I was so nervous my stomach was churning.
         
    cinema Tweet Definition of cinema Like Definition of cinema on Facebook
    noun 
    1. (context, countable) a film
    2. (context, countable) a movie theatre
    The is right across the street from the restaurant.
    1. (context, filmology, uncountable) film or movies as a group
    Despite the critics, he produced excellent .
    1. (context, filmology, uncountable) the film and movie industry
    In the long history of Spanish ....
    1. (context, filmology, uncountable) the art of making films and movies
    Throughout the history of , filmmakers....
         
    circus Tweet Definition of circus Like Definition of circus on Facebook
    noun (wikipedia, circus)
    1. A traveling company of performers that may include acrobats, clowns, trained animals, and other novelty acts, that gives shows usually in a circular tent.
    The circus will be in town next week.
    1. A round open space in a town or city where multiple streets meet.
    Oxford Circus in London is at the north end of Regent Street.
    1. (historical) In the ancient Roman Empire, a building for chariot racing.
         
    class Tweet Definition of class Like Definition of class on Facebook
    noun (es, -)
    1. (countable) A group, collection, category or set sharing characteristics or attributes.
    The new Ford Fiesta is set to be best in the 'small family' .
    : Often used to imply membership of a large class.
    :: This word has a whole of metaphoric extensions.
    1. (countable) A social grouping, based on job, wealth, etc. In Britain, society is commonly split into three main classes; upper class, middle class and working class.
    2. (uncountable) The division of society into classes.
    Jane Austen's works deal with in 18th-century England.
    1. (uncountable) Admirable behavior; elegance.
    Apologizing for losing your temper, even though you were badly provoked, showed real .
    1. (context, countable, and, uncountable) A group of students in a regularly scheduled meeting with a teacher.
    The was noisy, but the teacher was able to get their attention with a story.
    1. A series of classes covering a single subject.
    I took the cooking for enjoyment, but I also learned a lot.
    1. (countable) A group of students who commenced or completed their education during a particular year. A school class.
    The of 1982 was particularly noteworthy.
    1. (countable) A category of seats in an airplane, train or other means of mass transportation.
    I used to fly business , but now my company can only afford economy.
    1. (context, biology, taxonomy, countable) A rank in the classification of organisms, below phylum and above order; a taxon of that rank
    Magnolias belong to the Magnoliopsida.
    1. (computing) A set of objects possibly differing in state but not behavior.
    2. (math) A collection of sets definable by a shared property.
    The of all sets is not a set.
    verb (classes, classing, classed)
    1. (transitive) To assign to a class.
    I would this with most of the other mediocre works of the period.
    adjective 
    1. (context, UK, slang) great; fabulous
         
    Clem Tweet Definition of Clem Like Definition of Clem on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. A male given name, diminutive of Clement
         
    clinker Tweet Definition of clinker Like Definition of clinker on Facebook
    noun 
    1. slag, Slag or ash produced by intense heat in a furnace, kiln or boiler that forms a hard residue upon cooling.
    2. Hardened volcanic lava.
    3. A scum of oxide of iron formed in forging.
    4. A very hard brick used for paving customarily made in the Netherlands.
    5. A mass of bricks fused together by intense heat.
    6. One who clinks or an item that clinks, hence fetters are also called clinkers.
    7. Clink, derived from clinch, hence one who clinches or that clinches.
         
    clobber Tweet Definition of clobber Like Definition of clobber on Facebook
    noun 
    1. (context, Australia, UK, slang) an item of clothing or equipment
    verb 
    1. (context, Australia, UK, slang) To hit or bash severely.
    2. (computing) To overwrite (data), usually unintentionally.
         
    clog Tweet Definition of clog Like Definition of clog on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A type of shoe with an inflexible, often wooden sole and an open heel.
    Dutch people rarely wear s these days.
    1. A blockage.
    The plumber cleared the from the drain.
    verb (clogs, clogging, clogged)
    1. To block or slow passage through.
    Hair is clogging the drainpipe.
    The roads are clogged with traffic.
         
    clot Tweet Definition of clot Like Definition of clot on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A solidified drop of blood.
    2. A silly person.
    verb (clots, clotting, clotted, clotted)
    1. To form into a slimy mass.
         
    clutter Tweet Definition of clutter Like Definition of clutter on Facebook
    noun 
    1. a confused disordered jumble of things
    2. background echos, from clouds etc, on a radar screen
    verb 
    1. to fill something with clutter
         
    COB Tweet Definition of COB Like Definition of COB on Facebook
    initialism 
    1. Close of Business, usually referring to a deadline, for an office in another time zone. NY office tells LA office to have report e-mailed by COB.
    2. Coordination of Benefits
    3. Chairman of the Board
    4. Chip on Board
         
    cobber Tweet Definition of cobber Like Definition of cobber on Facebook
    noun 
    1. (Australian English) (Dated) A pal, buddy, mate, friend. Synonymous with digger.
    What's up. ?
    G'day cobber!
         
    cock Tweet Definition of cock Like Definition of cock on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A male bird, especially a domestic fowl.
    2. Male chicken.
    3. A valve or tap for controlling flow in plumbing.
    4. The hammer of a firearm.
    5. (slang, vulgar) The penis.
    6. (curling) The circle at the end of the rink.
    7. The state of being cocked; an upward turn, tilt or angle.
    8. (UK, pejorative, slang) A stupid person.
    9. (UK, informal) An informal term of address.
    All right,
    verb 
    1. (transitive) To lift the cock of a firearm; to prepare (a gun) to be fired.
    2. (transitive) To turn or twist something upwards or to one side.
    3. (UK, transitive, slang) To copulate with.
         
    coif Tweet Definition of coif Like Definition of coif on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A hairdo
    2. A hood
    3. A chain mail head gear
    verb (transitive)
    1. To style or arrange hair.
         
    COIN Tweet Definition of COIN Like Definition of COIN on Facebook
    abbreviation 
    1. COunter INsurgency (military)
         
    college Tweet Definition of college Like Definition of college on Facebook
    noun 
    1. An institution of further education at an intermediate level (in the UK, typically teaching those aged 16 to 19). See also: sixth-form college.
    2. An institution for adult education at a basic or intermediate level (teaching those of any age).
    3. (Used mainly in the formal names of private schools) A secondary school (Eton College).
    4. A non-specialized, semi-autonomous division of a university, with its own faculty, departments, library, etc (Pembroke College, Cambridge; Balliol College, Oxford; University College London).
    5. (Australia) A residential hall of a university, which may be independent or have its own tutors but is not involved in teaching.
    6. (Loosely) Any institution of higher education.
    7. (In the US) An institution of higher education teaching undergraduates and/or graduates. Nearly synonymous with university, with less emphasis on research and may, or may not, have graduate or doctoral programs. Often has an emphasis in a specific academic area (e.g. liberal arts college).
    8. (In the US) A specialized division of a university (College of Engineering).
         
    colly Tweet Definition of colly Like Definition of colly on Facebook
    noun 
    1. (altspellpar, collie)
    adjective 
    1. (dialect) black as coal
    . . . four birds . . . - w:Twelve Days of Christmas, Twelve Days of Christmas
         
    combo Tweet Definition of combo Like Definition of combo on Facebook
    noun 
    1. a small musical group
    The jazz played nightly at the little restaurant.
    1. A combination of objects as a unit.
      I order the low priced platter: a taco, a burrito and a chimchonga.
    2. (slang) a combination
      I need to open the safe but I forgot the .''
         
    come Tweet Definition of come Like Definition of come on Facebook
    noun (also cum)
    1. (slang) semen or female ejaculatory discharge.
    verb (comes, coming or archaic come, came, come)
    1. (intransitive) To move from further away to nearer to.
    She'll be coming 'round the mountain when she comes...
    1. (intransitive) (slang) (alternative spelling of, cum) To orgasm.
    He came after a few minutes.
    1. (intransitive) (with an object preceded by the preposition at) To attack.
    She came at him with a knife.
    1. (intransitive) (with an object preceded by the preposition by) To get one's hands on.
    A four-leaf clover is difficult to by.
         
    commercial Tweet Definition of commercial Like Definition of commercial on Facebook
    noun 
    1. An advertisement in a common media format, usually television.
    adjective ((compar): more commercial, (superl): most commercial)
    1. Of or pertaining to a money-making endeavor that involves a corporation or other formalized group of workers and management working toward the production of goods or services to participate in an economy.
         
    conceit Tweet Definition of conceit Like Definition of conceit on Facebook
    noun 
    1. (uncountable) An over-high esteem of oneself; vain pride.
    2. (countable) Something conceived, especially, a novel or fanciful idea
    3. (countable) In literature and poetry, a device of analogy consisting of an extended metaphor
         
    concentre Tweet Definition of concentre Like Definition of concentre on Facebook
    verb (concentr, ing)
    1. (intransitive, rare) to come together at a common centre
      • 1804, William Clark, Journals of Lewis and Clark
      • :Capt. Lewis walked on Shore above this Creek and discovered a high moun from the top of which he had an extensive view, 3 paths Concentering at the moun
        1. (transitive, rare) to bring together at a common centre
        2. (transitive, rare) to condense, to concentrate
      • 1829, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Devereux
      • :... the more we limit and happiness, the more certain, I think, we are of securing it; they who widen the circle encroach upon the boundaries of danger;
         
    confidence game Tweet Definition of confidence game Like Definition of confidence game on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A swindle in which the mark, or victim, is defrauded after his or her trust has been won.
         
    conker Tweet Definition of conker Like Definition of conker on Facebook
    noun 
    1. (british) A horse chestnut used in the game of conkers.
         
    connexion Tweet Definition of connexion Like Definition of connexion on Facebook
    noun 
    1. (dated) (alternative spelling of, connection)
      • 1848, Charlotte Brontí«, Jane Eyre: An Autobiography
      • :"I saw he was going to marry her, for family, perhaps political reasons; because her rank and connexions suited him;..."
      • 1978, M. I. Finley, "The fifth-century Athenian empire: A balance sheet", in Peter D. A. Garnsey and C. R. Whittaker (eds.), Imperialism in the Ancient World: The Cambridge University Research Seminar in Ancient History, Cambridge University Press (reprinted 2007), ISBN 052103390X, page 125,
      • :In this , it is worth remembering that we are never told how the tribute was collected within the tributary state.
      • 1984 November 20, The Times, page 21, headline,
      • :"Rugby Union: The Jaguars Make A Move To End Their Isolation Argentina turns to FIRA and the French is set to benefit"
         
    conservator Tweet Definition of conservator Like Definition of conservator on Facebook
    noun 
    1. One who conserves, preserves or protects.
         
    convenience Tweet Definition of convenience Like Definition of convenience on Facebook
    noun 
    1. the quality of being suitable, useful or convenient
    2. anything that makes for an easier life
    3. a convenient time, especially in the phrase at one's convenience
    4. (context, mostly, UK) a public toilet
         
    COO Tweet Definition of COO Like Definition of COO on Facebook
    initialism 
    1. Chief Operating Officer
         
    cookbook Tweet Definition of cookbook Like Definition of cookbook on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A book or an encyclopedia full of recipes.
         
    coomb Tweet Definition of coomb Like Definition of coomb on Facebook
    noun 
    1. An old English measure of corn (e.g., wheat), equal to half a quarter or 4 bushel, bushels. Also comb.
      Quotations
      • 1866: It was equal to half a quarter, i.e. is identical with the coomb of the eastern counties. &mdash; James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 1, p. 168.
    2. 1790: Two kilderkins, or strikes, make a measure called a barrel, liquid, and a coomb, dry; this last term being ancient and little used. &mdash; Thomas Jefferson, U.S. Secretary of State, "Plan for establishing uniformity in the Coinage, Weights, and Measures of the United States," report communicated to the House of Representatives, July 13, 1790.
         
    cop Tweet Definition of cop Like Definition of cop on Facebook
    noun 
    1. (slang) A police officer.
    verb (cop, p, ing)
    1. (colloquial) To capture, get hold of, take.
      • 2005, Martin Torgoff, Can't Find My Way Home, Simon &amp; Schuster, page 10,
      • : Heroin appeared on the streets of our town for the first time, and Innie watched helplessly as his sixteen-year-old brother began taking the train to Harlem to smack.
         
    cope Tweet Definition of cope Like Definition of cope on Facebook
    verb (copes, coping, coped)
    1. To deal effectively with something difficult, (often cope with)
    2. To cover (a joint or structure) with coping.
         
    copper Tweet Definition of copper Like Definition of copper on Facebook
    noun 
    1. (uncountable) a reddish-brown, malleable, ductile metallic element with high electrical and thermal conductivity, symbol Cu, and atomic number 29.
    2. (countable) Something made of copper.
    3. The reddish-brown colour/color of copper.
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      1. (countable) A copper coin.
      2. (context, Australian English, UK) (archaic) A large pot used for heating water or washing clothes over a fire.
      Mum would heat the water in a copper in the kitchen and transfer it to the tin bath.
      I explain that socks can"t be boiled up in the copper with the sheets and towels or they shrink.
    adjective 
    1. Made of copper.
    2. Having the reddish-brown colour/color of copper.
         
    copy Tweet Definition of copy Like Definition of copy on Facebook
    noun (copies)
    1. The result of copying (confer original); an identical duplication.
    Please bring me the copies of those reports.
    1. An imitation of inferior quality.
    That handbag is a . You can tell because the buckle is different.
    1. (journalism) The text that is to be typeset.
    2. (uncountable) The text of newspaper articles.
    Submit all to the appropriate editor.
    1. A school work pad.
    Tim got in trouble for forgetting his maths .
    1. A printed edition of a book or magazine.
    Have you seen the latest of "Newsweek" yet?
    verb (cop, i, ed)
    1. (transitive) To produce an object identical to a given object.
    Please these reports for me
    1. (transitive) To imitate.
    Don't my dance moves.
    Mom, he's copying me!
    1. (transitive) (context, radio) Receive a transmission successfully.
    Do you ?
         
    cornet Tweet Definition of cornet Like Definition of cornet on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A musical instrument of the brass family, slightly smaller than a trumpet, usually in the musical key of B-flat.
    2. Something shaped like a cone, notably
      • a piece of paper twisted to be used in a container
      • a pastry shell to be filled with ice-cream, hence (UK) an ice cream cone.
      • the headgear of certain religious sisters
         
    corroboree Tweet Definition of corroboree Like Definition of corroboree on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A nocturnal dance held by Australian Aborigines, for social, celebratory or warlike purposes.
    • 1988: A hundred yards or so away the throaty beat of a didgeridoo drifted down from some ancient , a splendid accompaniment to the music of the night " Tom Cole, Hell West and Crooked (Angus & Robertson 2005, p. 231)
      1. Any noisy, late-night gathering or disturbance.
         
    cosh Tweet Definition of cosh Like Definition of cosh on Facebook
    noun (rfc-level, Noun at L4+ not in L3 POS section)
    1. A weapon made of leather-covered metal similar to a blackjack.
         
    cote Tweet Definition of cote Like Definition of cote on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A small structure built to contain domesticated animals such as sheep, pigs or pigeons.
         
    cottager Tweet Definition of cottager Like Definition of cottager on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A person who has the tenure of a cottage, usually also the occupant.
    2. (context, UK, slang) One who engages in sex in public lavatories; a practitioner of cottaging.
         
    counselor Tweet Definition of counselor Like Definition of counselor on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A professional who counsels people, especially on personal problems.
    2. a licensed and professionally trained counselor
    3. (education) a school counselor, often in a specialty such as careers, education, or health
    4. a counselor, counsellor, counselor-at-law or counsellor-at-law is an attorney
    5. (politics), a high ranking diplomat, usually just below an ambassador or minister
    6. (context, leisure) a children's supervisor, usually at camp
         
    counterfoil Tweet Definition of counterfoil Like Definition of counterfoil on Facebook
    noun 
    1. the part of a cheque that is retained in the chequebook as a record; a stub
         
    countryseat Tweet Definition of countryseat Like Definition of countryseat on Facebook
    noun 
    1. an estate in the country; gentleman's country residence
         
    Courier Tweet Definition of Courier Like Definition of Courier on Facebook
    proper noun (wikipedia, Courier (font))
    1. A monospace font that resembles the characters produced by a typewriter.
         
    court Tweet Definition of court Like Definition of court on Facebook
    noun 
    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.
    verb 
    1. Woo; attempt to win over with social activities and displays of breeding; tact and affection.
         
    cove Tweet Definition of cove Like Definition of cove on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A small coastal inlet, especially one having high cliffs protecting vessels from prevailing winds
    2. (nautical) The wooden roof of the stern gallery of an old sailing warship
    3. (nautical) A thin line, sometimes gilded, along a yacht's strake below deck level
         
    crack Tweet Definition of crack Like Definition of crack on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A thin and usually jagged space opened in a previously solid material.
    A large had formed in the roadway.
    1. A narrow opening.
    We managed to squeeze through a in the rock wall.
    1. When forming an opening, a small amount.
    Open the door a .
    1. (context, onomatopoetic) The sharp sound made when solid material breaks.
    The of the falling branch could be heard for miles.
    1. (context, onomatopoetic) Any sharp sound.
    The of the bat hitting the ball.
    1. A sharply humorous comment; a wisecrack.
    I didn't appreciate that about my hairstyle.
    1. (vulgar) The space between the buttocks.
    Pull up your pants! Your is showing.
    1. (context, Scots language, common in lowland Scotland and Ulster) conviviality; good conversation, chat, gossip, or humourous storytelling; good company.
    The was guid.
    Thon was guid .
    He/she is quare good .
    The party was great .
    1. (context, Geordie) Business/events
    What's the ?
    1. (computing) A program, password or procedure designed to circumvent restrictions or usage limits on software.
    2. (context, slang) A potent, relatively cheap, addictive variety of cocaine; often a rock, usually smoked through a crack-pipe.
      • w:Whitney Houston, Whitney Houston:
      • : I wouldn't use it, if I was going to use it I can afford real cocaine. Crack is wack.
        1. (context, Cumbrian, elsewhere throughout the North of the UK) a meaningful chat.
        2. (vulgar, slang) vagina.
        I'm so horny even the of dawn isn't safe!
        1. (colloquial) An opportunity to attempt something.
        I'd like to take a at that game.
      • (Ireland) (colloquial) good fun. (See usage note re Scots sense).
      • 2006, Patrick McCabe?, Winterwood, Bloomsbury 2007, p. 10:
      • :By the time we've got a good drunk on us there'll be more in this valley than the night I pissed on the electric fence!
    verb 
    1. (intransitive) To form cracks.
    It's been so dry, the ground is starting to .
    1. (intransitive) To break apart under pressure.
    When I tried to stand on the chair, it cracked.
    1. (intransitive) To become debilitated by psychological pressure.
    Anyone would after being hounded like that.
    1. (intransitive) To yield under interrogation.
    When we showed him the pictures of the murder scene, he cracked.
    1. (intransitive) To make a cracking sound.
    The bat cracked with authority and the ball went for six.
    1. (context, intransitive, of a voice) To change rapidly in register.
    His voice cracked with emotion.
    1. (context, intransitive, of a pubescent boy's voice) To alternate between high and low register in the process of eventually lowering.
    His voice finally cracked when he was fourteen.
    1. (intransitive) To make a sharply humorous comment.
    "I would too, with a face like that," she cracked.
    1. (computing) To circumvent software restrictions such as regional coding or time limits.
    That software licence will expire tomorrow unless we can it.
    1. (transitive) To make a crack or cracks in.
    The ball cracked the window.
    1. (transitive) To break open or crush to small pieces by impact or stress.
    You'll need a hammer to a black walnut.
    1. (transitive) To strike forcefully.
    She cracked him over the head with her handbag.
    1. (transitive) To open slightly.
    Could you please the window?
    1. (transitive) To cause to yield under interrogation or other pressure. (Figurative)
    They managed to him on the third day.
    1. (transitive) To solve a difficult problem. (i, Figurative, from cracking a nut.)
    I've finally cracked it, and of course the answer is obvious in hindsight.
    1. (transitive) To cause to make a sharp sound.
      • 2001: Doug McGuinn?, The Apple Indians
      • : Hershell cracked his knuckles, a nervous habit that drove Inez crazy....
        1. (transitive, chemistry, informal) To break down (a complex molecule), especially with the application of heat: to pyrolyse.
        Acetone is cracked to ketene and methane at 700 °C.
        1. (transitive, colloquial) To open a canned beverage, or any packaged drink or food.
        I'd love to open a beer.
        1. (transitive) To tell (a joke).
    adjective 
    1. Highly trained and competent.
    Even a team of investigators would have trouble solving this case.
         
    crank Tweet Definition of crank Like Definition of crank on Facebook
    noun 
    1. (colloquial) an ill-tempered or nasty person
    Billy-Bob is a nasty, old ! He chased my cat away.
    1. A bent piece of an axle, or shaft, or an arm attached at right angles to the end of a shaft or wheel, used to impart a circular action to a wheel or other mechanical device and create power; also used to change circular into reciprocating motion, or reciprocating into circular motion.
    Use the on the motorcycle and go for a ride.
    1. The act of converting power into motion, by turning a crankshaft.
    Yes, a was all it needed to start.
    1. (slang) Methamphetamine.
    Danny got abscesses from shooting all that bathtub .
    1. Any bend, turn, or winding, as of a passage.
    So many turning cranks these have, so many crooks. - Spenser.
    1. A twist or turn in speech; a conceit consisting in a change of the form or meaning of a word.
    Quips, and cranks, and wanton wiles. - Milton.
    1. (nautical) A ship which, because of insufficient or poorly stowed ballast or cargo, is in danger of overturning
    verb 
    1. To turn a .
    Crank it up!
    He's been cranking all day and yet it refuses to .
    1. To cause to spin via other means, as though turned by a crank
    I turn the key and the engine; yet it doesn't turn over
    1. To act in a cranky manner; to behave unreasonably and irritably.
    Quit cranking about your spilt milk!
    1. To produce or present a desired object.
    Crank out the beer!
    1. (intransitive, dated) To run with a winding course; to double; to crook; to wind and turn.
    See how this river comes me cranking in. - w:Shakespeare, Shakespeare
         
    cranky Tweet Definition of cranky Like Definition of cranky on Facebook
    adjective 
    1. grouchy, Grouchy, irritable; easily upset.
      He got home from a long day at work tired and .
    2. Full of spirit; crank.
    3. Addicted to crotchets and whims; unreasonable in opinions; crotchety. (webster)
         
    craze Tweet Definition of craze Like Definition of craze on Facebook
    noun (plural: crazes)
    1. Craziness; insanity.
    2. A strong habitual desire or fancy; a crotchet.
    3. A temporary passion or infatuation, as for same new amusement, pursuit, or fashion; as, the bric-a-brac craze; the aesthetic craze.
    verb (craz, ing)
    1. (archaic): To break into pieces; to crush; to grind to powder. See crase.
    2. To weaken; to impair; to render decrepit.
    3. To derange the intellect of; to render insane.
    4. To be crazed, or to act or appear as one that is crazed; to rave; to become insane.
    5. To crack, as the glazing of porcelain or pottery.
         
    create Tweet Definition of create Like Definition of create on Facebook
    verb (creat, ing)
    1. to make
    2. to manufacture
    3. to put into existence
         
    Creek Tweet Definition of Creek Like Definition of Creek on Facebook
    noun 
    1. a native American tribe from the Southeastern United States
    2. the language of the Creek tribe
    adjective 
    1. of or pertaining to the Creek tribe
    The chieftain was well versed in history.
         
    crib Tweet Definition of crib Like Definition of crib on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A baby"s bed (British and Australasian cot) with high, often slatted, often moveable sides, suitable for a child who has outgrown a cradle or bassinet.
    1889 In two minutes I was kneeling by the child"s , and Sandy was dispatching servants here, there, and everywhere, all over the palace. I took in the situation almost at a glance -- membranous croup! " Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur"s Court.
    1. A bed for a child older than a baby.
    1848 a day or two afterwards I learned that Miss Temple, on returning to her own room at dawn, had found me laid in the little ; my face against Helen Burns"s shoulder, my arms round her neck. I was asleep, and Helen was -- dead. " Charlotte Bronte, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=text&offset=110893069&textreg=2&query=crib&id=BroJanI Jane Eyre.
    1. (nautical) A small sleeping berth in a packet ship or other small vessel
    2. A wicker basket; c.f. Moses basket.
    3. The baby Jesus and the manger in a creche or Nativity scene, consisting of statues of Mary, Joseph and various other characters such as the magi.
    4. A manger, a feeding trough for animals elevated off the earth or floor, especially one for fodder such as hay.
    5. A bin for drying or storing grain, as with a corn crib.
    1835 ...I began to think of my horse. He, however, like an old campaigner, had taken good care of himself. I found him paying assiduous attention to the of Indian corn, and dexterously drawing forth and munching the ears that protruded between the bars. " Washington Irving, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=text&offset=373857131&textreg=2&query=crib&id=IrvTour A Tour on the Prairies, Chapter 35.
    1. A small room, especially one of rough construction, used for storage or penning animals.
    2. A small, covered structure for confining animals.
    1871 A kitchen, a meat-house, a dairy, a with two stalls in the rear, one for the horse the other for the cow, were the out-buildings. " Richard Malcolm Johnston, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=381034272&tag=EAF618&query=crib&id=eaf618 Dukesborough Tales.
    1. A stall for large domestic animals.
    (RQ:AV)Where no oxen are, the is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox. " Proverbs 14:4 KJV
    1. A confined space, as with a cage or office-cubicle
    1846 The singers were in a crib of wirework (like a large meat- safe or bird-cage) in one corner " Charles Dickens, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=269586873&tag=Dickens,+Charles,+1812-1870:+Pictures+from+Italy,+1846&query=crib&id=DicPict Pictures from Italy.
    1. A job, a position; (British), an appointment.
    1904 He had seen so many lean years of faithful service when the enemy held the corner on all the official cribs that, now in the days of his party"s fatness and of his own righteous reward, the habit of good, honest hustling stuck to him, and he lined up an array of pulls and indorsements that made him swell with happiness every time he went over the list. "Some folks have to die before they can get that sort of thing," he would say as he tapped the bundle of indorsements. Forrest Crissey, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=183688407&tag=Crissey,+Forrest:+Tattlings+of+a+Retired+Politician,+1904&query=crib&id=CriTatt Tattlings of a Retired Politician.
    1893 ...but if I have lost my and get nothing in exchange I shall feel what a soft Johnny I have been. " Arthur Conan Doyle, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=279553798&tag=Doyle,+Arthur+Conan:+The+Adventure+of+the+Stockbroker's+Clerk,+1893&query=crib&id=DoyStoc? "The Adventure of the Stockbroker"s Clerk".
    1. A hovel, a roughly constructed building best suited to the shelter of animals but used for human habitation.
    How many thousand of my poorest subjects
    Are at this hour asleep! O sleep, O gentle sleep,
    Nature"s soft nurse, how have I frighted thee,
    That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down
    And steep my senses in forgetfulness?
    Why rather, sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs,
    Upon uneasy pallets stretching thee
    And hush"d with buzzing night-flies to thy slumber,
    Than in the perfumed chambers of the great,
    Under the canopies of costly state,
    And lull"d with sound of sweetest melody? " Shakespeare, Henry IV Part 2, Act 3, Scene 1
    1. A hovel or additional room off a hovel, or set of such rooms, used for prostitution.
    1905 In Los Angeles I saw what was called the "Cribs", one of the most disgraceful conditions. No one stayed there during the day; they were there just for the night only. These poor degraded girls would pay two dollars a night to the owners. " Carry Nation, The Use and Need of the Life of Carry A. Nation, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=text&offset=501910564&textreg=2&query=crib&id=NatUsea Chapter 16.
    1. (slang) One"s residence, or where one normally hangs out.
    2. A boxy structure traditionally built of heavy wooden timbers, to support an existing structure from below, as with a mineshaft or a building being raised off its foundation in preparation for being moved; see cribbing.
    3. (italbrac, usually plural) A collection of quotes or references for use in speaking, for for assembling a written document, or as an aid to a project of some sort; a crib sheet.
    These cribs are taken from a Google on "foobar".
    1. (rare) The licit or illicit use of a pony or cheat sheet when taking a test; when illicit, a form of academic dishonesty, and even plagiarism.
    1917 At school and at college Richard was, to say the least, an indifferent student. And what made this undeniable fact so annoying, particularly to his teachers, was that morally he stood so very high. To "," to lie, or in any way to cheat or to do any unworthy act was, I believe, quite beyond his understanding. " Richard Harding Davis, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=text&offset=188547597&textreg=2&query=crib&id=DavAdve Adventures and Letters of Richard Harding Davis.
    1. (obsolete) A minor theft, extortion or embezzlement, with or without criminal intent.
    2. (context, Cribbage): Short for the card game cribbage.
    1913 "May we play , Mrs. Radford?" he asked. " D.H. Lawrence, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=427640224&tag=Lawrence,+D.+H.:+Sons+and+Lovers,+1913&query=crib&id=LawSons Sons and Lovers.
    1. (context, Cribbage): The cards discarded by players and used by the dealer.
    1814 "And that makes thirty-one; -- four in hand and eight in . -- You are to deal, ma"am; shall I deal for you?" " Jane Austen, Mansfield Park http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=text&offset=79203748&textreg=2&query=crib&id=AusMans Chapter 2.1.
    1. (italbrac, cryptanalysis) A known piece of information corresponding to a section of encrypted text, that is then used to work out the remaining sections.<!--This is not an example of the usage of the word:
    Eg, during WW2, British cryptanalysts knew that many German messages contained the term "Heil Hitler", and were able to use this pattern to help work out the day"s encryption codes.-->
    1. (NZ, southern) A small holiday home, often near a beach and of simple construction.
    verb (cribb, ing)
    (transitive and intransitive)
    1. To place or confine in a crib.
    zeugma, Zeugmatically, she cribbed the baby and then the corn.
    1. To collect one or more passages and/or references for use in a speech, written document or as an aid for some task; to create a crib sheet.
    I cribbed the recipe from the Food Network site, but made a few changes of my own.
    1. To install timber supports, as with cribbing.
    2. To cram for a particular subject from notes.
    3. (obsolete) To steal or embezzle, to cheat out of: petty thieving.
    It was very easy, Briggs said, to make a galley-slave of a boy all the half-year, and then score him up idle; and to crib two dinners a-week out of his board, and then score him up greedy; but that wasn"t going to be submitted to, he believed, was it? " Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son, 1848, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=text&offset=260418472&textreg=2&query=crib&id=DicDomb Chapter 14.
    1. (rare) To engage in academic dishonesty by the illicit use of a pony or cheat sheet; plagiarism.
    2. (rare) (intransitive) To complain about something.
    3. (phrasal verb) To be cabined and cribbed and confined; to be caged, hemmed in, confined.
    But now I am cabin"d, cribb"d, confined, bound in
    To saucy doubts and fears. But Banquo"s safe? " Shakespeare, Macbeth'', Act 3, Scene 4.
         
    crisp Tweet Definition of crisp Like Definition of crisp on Facebook
    noun ((plural) crisps)
    1. (british) A potato chip
    adjective 
    1. Curling in stiff curls or ringlets; as, crisp hair.
    2. Curled with the ripple of the water.
    3. Brittle; friable; in a condition to break with a short, sharp fracture; as, crisp snow.
    4. Possessing a certain degree of firmness and freshness; in a fresh, unwilted condition.
    5. Lively; sparking; effervescing.
    6. Brisk; crackling; cheerful; lively.
      1. Of wine: having a refreshing amount of acidity; having less acidity than green wine, but more than a flabby one.
         
    crock Tweet Definition of crock Like Definition of crock on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A stoneware or earthenware jar or storage container.
    2. A piece of broken pottery, a shard.
    3. (UK, AU) A person who is physically limited by age or injury. Old crocks home = home for the aged
    4. An old or broken-down vehicle (and formerly a horse). Old crocks race = veteran car rally
    5. (slang) Silly talk, a foolish belief, a poor excuse. (short for crock of shit.)
    verb 
    1. To break something or injure someone.
      • 1904, P.G. Wodehouse, w:The Gold Bat, The Gold Bat http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext04/gldbt10.txt:
        "That last time I brought down Barry I crocked him. He's in his study now with a sprained ankle. ..."
      • 2007 January 3, Daily Mirror:
        Thousands of cars crocked by dodgy fuel
      • 2006 April 30, The Sunday Times:
        Ferreira ... peremptorily expunges England"s World Cup chances by crocking Wayne Rooney.
        1. (textiles, leatherworking) To transfer coloring through abrasion from one item to another.
      • 1917, John H. Pfingsten, "Colouring-matter for leather and method of using the same" http://www.google.com/patents?id=G3xVAAAAEBAJ, US Patent 1371572, page 1:
        thus producing a permanent, definite color thereon which will not fade or , and at the same time using up all of the coloring matter.
      • 1964, Isabel Barnum Wingate, Know Your Merchandise http://books.google.com/books?id=XuJGAAAAMAAJ, page 109:
        Colored fabrics should be dried separately for the first few times to prevent crocking (rubbing off of dye).
      • 2002, Sandy Scrivano, Sewing With Leather & Suede http://books.google.com/books?id=3ZXZ6f2KNLwC, ISBN 1579902731, page 95:
        In leather garments, lining also prevents crocking of color onto skin or garments worn underneath.
        1. (horticulture) To cover the drain holes of a planter with stones or similar material, in order to ensure proper drainage.
      • 1900, H.A. Burberry, The Amateur Orchid Cultivators' Guide Book http://books.google.com/books?id=PeECAAAAYAAJ, page 21:
        The pots should be crocked for drainage to one-half their depth and the plants made moderately firm in the compost, as already indicated...
         
    crocodile Tweet Definition of crocodile Like Definition of crocodile on Facebook
    noun 
    1. Any of a variety of related predatory amphibious reptiles, related to the alligator.
    2. A long line or procession of people (especially children) walking together.
         
    croft Tweet Definition of croft Like Definition of croft on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A fenced piece of land, usually small and arable and with a crofter's dwelling thereon
         
    crofter Tweet Definition of crofter Like Definition of crofter on Facebook
    noun 
    1. one who has the tenure of a croft, usually also the occupant and user
         
    crook Tweet Definition of crook Like Definition of crook on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A criminal who steals.
    2. A staff with a hook at one end, particularly one used by shepherds.
    3. A bend.
    She held the baby in the of her arm.
    verb 
    1. (transitive) To bend.
    He crooked his finger toward me.
    adjective 
    1. (context, AU, slang) ill, Ill, sick.
    2. (context, AU, slang) not right, not up to standard
    :
    • That work you did on my car is mate
      :
    • Not turning up for training was pretty .
         
    crumble Tweet Definition of crumble Like Definition of crumble on Facebook
    verb (crumbl, ing)
    1. To fall apart; to disintegrate.
    2. To render into crumbs.
         
    crumpet Tweet Definition of crumpet Like Definition of crumpet on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A type of savoury cake, typically flat and round, made from batter and yeast, containing many small holes and served toasted, usually with butter.
    2. (context, UK, slang, uncountable) A person (or, collectively, persons) considered sexually desirable.
      w:Joan Bakewell, Joan Bakewell was famously described as "the thinking man's crumpet".
      John and his mates have gone out to find themselves some crumpet.
         
    culver Tweet Definition of culver Like Definition of culver on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A dove of the species Columba palumbus.
      1885: a of the forest, that is to say, a wood-pigeon &mdash; The book of the thousand nights and a night Vol. 5, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Francis_Burton Richard Burton
         
    cushat Tweet Definition of cushat Like Definition of cushat on Facebook
    noun 
    1. (context, colloquial, and, Geordie) A pigeon, wood pigeon or ring dove.
         
    cutting Tweet Definition of cutting Like Definition of cutting on Facebook
    noun 
    1. The action of the verb to cut.
    How many different cuttings can this movie undergo?
    1. A section removed from the larger whole.
    2. A newspaper clipping.
    3. A leaf, stem, branch, or root removed from a plant and cultivated to grow a new plant.
    4. An abridged selection of written work, often intended for performance.
    The actor had to make his shorter to fit the audition time.
    1. The editing of film or other recordings.
    2. Self-harm.
    verb 
    1. Present participle of to cut.
    adjective 
    1. (not comparable) That is used for cutting.
    I need some sort of utensil to get through this shrink wrap.
    1. Of remarks, criticism, etc., potentially hurtful.
    The director gave the auditioning actors criticism.
         
    CAP Tweet Definition of CAP Like Definition of CAP on Facebook
    initialism 
    1. (European Union) Common Agricultural Policy.
    2. (USA) Civil Air Patrol
    3. Colleague Assistance Program
    4. combat air patrol
    5. Change Acceleration Process
    6. Colors and Placements
         
    carry Tweet Definition of carry Like Definition of carry on Facebook
    noun (carries)
    1. A manner of transporting or lifting something; the grip or position in which something is carried.
    Adjust your from time to time so that you don't tire too quickly.
    1. (computing) The bit or digit that is carried in an addition.
    verb (carries, carrying, carried)
    1. (transitive) To lift (something) and take it to another place; to transport (something) by lifting.
    2. (transitive) To stock or supply (something).
    The corner drugstore doesn't his favorite brand of aspirin.
    1. (transitive) To adopt (something); take (something) over, take over.
    I think I can carry Smith's work while she is out.
    1. (transitive) (arithmetic) In an addition, to transfer the quantity in excess of what is countable in the units in a column to the column immediately to the left in order to be added there.
    Five and nine are fourteen; the one to the tens place.
    1. (transitive) To have or maintain (something).
    Always sufficient insurance to protect against a loss.
    1. (intransitive) To be transmitted; to travel.
    The sound of the bells carried for miles on the wind.
    1. (context, transitive, nautical) to capture a ship by coming alongside and boarding
         
    champers Tweet Definition of champers Like Definition of champers on Facebook
    noun singular
    1. (slang) Champagne (wine).
         
    chancer Tweet Definition of chancer Like Definition of chancer on Facebook
    noun 
    1. (British slang) An opportunist
         
    Chapman Tweet Definition of Chapman Like Definition of Chapman on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. an English occupational surname for a merchant
         
    chuffed Tweet Definition of chuffed Like Definition of chuffed on Facebook
    verb 
    1. (past of, chuff)
    adjective 
    1. (context, UK, Geordie, informal) Very pleased or satisfied.
         
    clam Tweet Definition of clam Like Definition of clam on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A bivalve mollusk of many kinds, especially those that are edible; as, the long clam (Mya arenaria), the quahog or round clam (Venus mercenaria), the sea clam or hen clam (Spisula solidissima), and other species of the United States. The name is said to have been given originally to the Tridacna gigas, a huge East Indian bivalve.
    2. Strong pincers or forceps.
    3. A kind of vise, usually of wood.
    4. (context, US, slang) A dollar (usually used in the plural.)
    Those sneakers cost me fify clams!
    verb (clam, m, ing)
    1. To dig for clams.
         
    clanger Tweet Definition of clanger Like Definition of clanger on Facebook
    noun 
    1. (context, mostly, UK) a very visible mistake (with reverberating consequences); an attention-getting faux pas; a jarring error.
    He dropped a real clanger when he criticized the paraplegic for not standing.
         
    codswallop Tweet Definition of codswallop Like Definition of codswallop on Facebook
    noun 
    1. (context, UK, Australia, slang) senseless talk or writing; nonsense.
    (WikiSaurus?-link, nonsense)      
    command Tweet Definition of command Like Definition of command on Facebook
    noun 
    1. An order, a compelling task given to an inferior or a machine.
    2. Unit of military personnel.
    3. (baseball) The degree of control a pitcher has over his pitches.
    He's got good tonight.
    verb 
    1. To order, to compel an inferior or a machine to do something.
    2. To hold, to control the use of
    The fort commanded the bay.
         
    courgette Tweet Definition of courgette Like Definition of courgette on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A small marrow (UK)/squash (US).
         
    cowman Tweet Definition of cowman Like Definition of cowman on Facebook
    noun (cowmen)
    1. A cattle rancher.
         
    cuppa Tweet Definition of cuppa Like Definition of cuppa on Facebook
    noun 
    1. (rfv-sense) (British colloquial) A cup of tea.
    I've just put the kettle on - fancy a cuppa?
         
    curate's egg Tweet Definition of curate Like Definition of curate
    noun 
    1. (idiom) A thing which has good and bad parts.
         

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