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call Tweet Definition of call Like Definition of call on Facebook
  1. A telephone conversation.
I received several phone calls today.
I received several calls today.
  1. A social visit.
I paid a to a dear friend of mine.
  1. A cry or shout.
He heard a from the other side of the room.
  1. The characteristic cry of a bird.
That sound is the distinctive of the cuckoo bird.
  1. A beckoning or summoning.
I had to yield to the of the wild.
  1. (finance): A contract to buy stock (See w:stock_option for further reading); compare put.
  2. (Cricket) The act of calling to the other batsman.
  3. (Cricket) The state of being the batsman whose role it is to call (depends on where the ball goes.)
  4. (Medicine) An overnight duty in the hospital.
  5. (computing) The act of jumping to a subprogram, saving the means to return to the point.
  6. A statement of a particular state, or rule, made in many games such as bridge, craps, jacks, and so on.
There was a 20 dollar bet on the table, and my was 9.
  1. To request, summon, or beckon.
That person is hurt, for help!
  1. To cry or shout.
I can't see you. Call out to me so I can find you.
  1. To contact by telephone.
Why don't you me in the morning.
  1. To pay a social visit.
We could always on a friend.
  1. To name or refer to.
Why don't we dispense with the formalities. Please me Al.
  1. (reflexively: to be called) Of a person, to have as one's name; of a thing, to have as its name.
I'm called John.
A very tall building is called a skyscraper.
  1. (Cricket) (of a batsman): To shout directions to the other batsman on whether or not they shoud take a run.
  2. (Cricket) (of a fielder): To shout to other fielders that he intends to take a catch (thus avoiding collisions.)
  3. (poker): To match or equal the amount of poker chips in the pot as the player that bet.
  4. (with an object preceded by the preposition for) To require, demand
  1. Verb, demand.
This job calls for patience.
  1. To state, or invoke a rule, in many games such as bridge, craps, jacks, and so on.
My partner called 2 spades.
cannibalism Tweet Definition of cannibalism Like Definition of cannibalism on Facebook
  1. The act of eating another of one's own species.
capital Tweet Definition of capital Like Definition of capital on Facebook
  1. A city designated as a legislative seat by the government or some other authority, often the city in which the government is located; otherwise the most important city within a country or a subdivision of it.
Washington D.C. is the of the United States of America.
The Welsh government claims that Cardiff is Europe"s youngest .
  1. (economics) money, Money and wealth. The means to acquire goods and services, especially in a non-barter system.
  2. An uppercase letter.
  3. (architecture) The uppermost part of a column.
  1. of prime importance
  2. (context, British) excellent
That is a idea!
  1. involving punishment by death
Not all felonies are crimes.
  1. uppercase
One begins a sentence with a letter.
capital expenditure Tweet Definition of capital expenditure Like Definition of capital expenditure on Facebook
  1. funds spent by a company to acquire or upgrade a long-term asset
capitalization Tweet Definition of capitalization Like Definition of capitalization on Facebook
  1. The act or process of capitalizing.
  2. The state of being capitalized.
capitalize Tweet Definition of capitalize Like Definition of capitalize on Facebook
verb (capitaliz, ing)
  1. (followed by on) To seize, as an opportunity; to obtain a benefit.
    The home team appeared to have the advantage throughout the game, and finally capitalized on their opponents' weakness with just two minutes remaining, scoring several points in quick succession.
    1. In writing or editing, to write in capital letters (a.k.a. upper case) either the entire word or text, or just the initial letter(s) thereof.
    In English, proper nouns should always be capitalized.
    • Usage note: This usage is ambiguous and should not be used when prescribing written or typesetting style.
      1. In business, to have, contribute or acquire capital (money or other resources) for a business.
      Some states require proof that a new venture is properly capitalized before the state will issue a certificate of incorporation.
      1. In finance, to convert into capital, ie to get cash or similar immediately fungible resources for some less fungible property or source of future income.
      If we obtain a loan using the business as collateral, the effect will be to our next ten years of income, giving us cash today that we can use to buy out our competitor.
      1. In accounting and taxation, to treat as capital, not as an expense. (This has implications for when deductions may be taken, at least under US law.)
      2. (intransitive): To profit or to obtain an advantage.
      The home team took several shots on goal but was unable to until late in the game.
capital stock Tweet Definition of capital stock Like Definition of capital stock on Facebook
  1. The total amount of common and preferred stock (shares) that a company can issue.
cartel Tweet Definition of cartel Like Definition of cartel on Facebook
  1. A group of businesses that collude to fix prices within an industry or market.
  2. An official agreement between governments at war, especially one concerning the exchange of prisoners
  3. (nautical) a ship used to negotiate with an enemy in time of war, and to exchange prisoners
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.
cashier Tweet Definition of cashier Like Definition of cashier on Facebook
  1. One who works at a till or receiving payments.
  2. Person in charge of the cash of a business or bank.
  1. To dismiss from service, for example the military service, especially dismissed with disgrace.
    • 1968, Revilo P. Oliver, "What We Owe Our Parasites", speech (June 1968) - They found an Army officer who had been a military failure until Bernard Baruch promoted him to General, and who in 1945 should have been able to hope for nothing better than that he could escape a court martial and thus avoid being cashiered, if he could prove that all the atrocities and all the sabotage of American interests of which he had been guilty in Europe had been carried out over his protest and under categorical orders from the President.
cashpoint Tweet Definition of cashpoint Like Definition of cashpoint on Facebook
  1. An automated teller machine.
cash register Tweet Definition of cash register Like Definition of cash register on Facebook
noun (plural: cash registers)
  1. A machine that tabulates the amount of sales transactions, makes a permanent and cumulative record of them, and has a drawer in which cash can be kept.
CCC Tweet Definition of CCC Like Definition of CCC on Facebook
  1. Copyright Clearance Center
  2. Civilian Conservation Corps
CD Tweet Definition of CD Like Definition of CD on Facebook
initialism (pos_n)
  1. compact disk: A form of digital media that is based on the use of a laser to read from a plastic disc in a reader device known as a CD drive. It comes in several varieties including the CD-ROM (ROM=read-only memory) which cannot be written to except during manufacturing, the CD-R (recordable), which can be written to exactly once, and the CD-RW (re-writable), which can be written to as many times as one wishes (to a limit).
  2. Certificate of deposit: used by financial institutions
  3. Corps diplomatique: a decal found on automobiles to indicate diplomatic status
  4. Creative director: head of the creative department (e.g. advertising agencies)
  5. Corporate design: specific design features of a company, corporate identity CI
  6. Collision detection: used by an Ethernet network to detect when two computers are sending frames at the same time, and also to deal with such collisions when they happen
  7. circular dichroism
ceiling Tweet Definition of ceiling Like Definition of ceiling on Facebook
noun (plural: ceilings)
  1. The upper limit of an object or action.
price ceilings
  1. The plane or planes that bound the upper limit of a room.
the dining room had an ornate ceiling
  1. (aviation) The highest altitude at which an aircraft may fly.
  2. (mathematics) The smallest integer greater than or equal to a given number.
the ceiling of 4.5 is 5
certification Tweet Definition of certification Like Definition of certification on Facebook
  1. The act of certifying.
certify Tweet Definition of certify Like Definition of certify on Facebook
verb (certifies, certifying, certified, certified)
  1. to attest to as the truth or meeting a standard
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.
charge Tweet Definition of charge Like Definition of charge on Facebook
  1. Someone or something entrusted to one's care, i.e. a child to a babysitter.
  2. A load or burden.
    • 2005, w:Plato, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. w:Stephanus pagination, 261a.
    • : we'll nail the sophist to it, if we can get him on that ;
      1. The amount of money levy, levied for a service.
      2. An instruction.
      3. An impetuous attack.
      4. An electric charge.
      5. (basketball) An offensive foul in which the player with the ball moves into a stationary defender.
      6. A measured amount of powder and/or shot in a firearm cartridge.
      7. (heraldry) An image displayed on an escutcheon
verb (charg, ing)
  1. To place a burden upon.
  2. To assign a duty to.
I'm charging you with cleaning up the kitchen.
  1. To formally accuse of a crime.
I'm charging you with grand theft auto.
  1. To assign a debit to an account.
Let's charge this to marketing.
  1. To pay using a credit card.
Can I charge this with my corporate card?
  1. To cause to take on an electric charge.
Rubbing amber with wool will charge it quickly.
  1. To move forward quickly and forcefully, particularly in combat, on horseback or both.
  2. (military) To attack by moving forward quickly in a group.
  3. (basketball) To commit a charging foul.
  4. (cricket) (of a batsman) To take a few steps doen the pitch towards the bowler as he delivers the ball, either to disrupt the length of the delivery, or to get into a better position to hit the ball.
  5. To ready a firearm for use
Charge your weapons, we're moving up
chest Tweet Definition of chest Like Definition of chest on Facebook
  1. A box, now usually a large strong box with a secure lid.
  2. (obsolete) A coffin.
  3. The place in which public money is kept; a treasury.
  4. A chest of drawers.
  5. The portion of the human body from the base of the neck to the top of the abdomen; the thorax. Also the analogous area in other animals.
clearance Tweet Definition of clearance Like Definition of clearance on Facebook
  1. The act of clearing or something (such as a space) cleared
  2. The distance between two moving objects, especially between parts of a machine
  3. The height or width of a tunnel, bridge or other passage, or the distance between a vehicle and the walls or roof of such passage; a gap, headroom
  4. permission for a vehicle to proceed, or for a person to travel
The plane got from air traffic control, and we were off.
He got to travel to America, even though he had previous links to terrorists
  1. permission to have access to sensitive or secret documents or other information
  2. a sale of merchandise at a reduced price
  3. the processing of cheques at a clearing house
  1. (medicine) the removal of substances from the blood; renal clearance
    1. (context, sports, billiards, snooker, pool) The act of potting all the remaining balls on a table at one visit.
coinsurance Tweet Definition of coinsurance Like Definition of coinsurance on Facebook
  1. The joint assumption of risk between the insurer and the insured party.
  2. (International) The joint assumption of risk between multiple insurers.
cold call Tweet Definition of cold call Like Definition of cold call on Facebook
  1. a telephone call made without a referral or without preparing the recipient of the call; especially, a sales call
I got a in the middle of dinner from someone trying to sell encyclopedias.
  1. to call someone without preparation or referral
collateral Tweet Definition of collateral Like Definition of collateral on Facebook
  1. A security or guarantee (usually an asset) pledged for the repayment of a loan if one cannot procure enough funds to repay.
  2. Marketing collateral: printed materials to present business information, e.g. leaflets, folders, brochures, fliers, fact sheets, direct mail pieces.
  1. (family) Of a family relationship that includes aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews, as opposed to lineal.
  2. Parallel, along the same vein
1885:The pure blood all descends from five collateral lines called Al-Khamsah (the Cinque). The book of the thousand nights and a night, Vol. 5 w:Richard Francis Burton, Richard Burton
collection Tweet Definition of collection Like Definition of collection on Facebook
  1. A set of items or objects procured by an individual.
  2. Multiple related objects associated as a group.
  3. The activity of collecting.
Collection of trash will occur every Thursday.
commerce Tweet Definition of commerce Like Definition of commerce on Facebook
noun (business)
  1. The exchange or buying and selling of commodities; esp. the exchange of merchandise, on a large scale, between different places or communities; extended trade or traffic.
  2. Social intercourse; the dealings of one person or class in society with another; familiarity.
"Fifteen years of thought, observation, and with the world had made him Bunyan wiser." -Macaulay.
  1. Sexual intercourse.
  2. A round game at cards, in which the cards are subject to exchange, barter, or trade.
verb (commerc, ing)
  1. (dated) To carry on trade; to traffic. Obs.
Beware you not with bankrupts. -B. Jonson.
  1. (dated) To hold intercourse; to commune.
Commercing with himself. -Tennyson.
Musicians ... taught the people in angelic harmonies to with heaven. -Prof. Wilson.
commercial Tweet Definition of commercial Like Definition of commercial on Facebook
  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.
commission Tweet Definition of commission Like Definition of commission on Facebook
  1. A sending or mission (to do or accomplish something).
It was James Bond's to defeat the bad guys.
  1. An official charge or authority to do something, often used of military officers.
David received his after graduating from West Point.
  1. A body or group of people, officially tasked with carrying out a particular function. Eg: The European Commission, The Electoral Commission, The Federal Communications Commission.
The company's sexual harassment made sure that every employee completed the on-line course.
  1. A fee charged by an agent or broker for carrying out a transaction. Eg: Reseller commission, Finder's fee.
The real-estate broker charged a four percent for their knowledge on bidding for commercial properties; for their intellectual perspective on making a formal offer and the strategy to obtain a mutually satisfying deal with the seller in favour of the buyer .
  1. (transitive) To send or officially charge someone or some group to do something.
James Bond was commissioned with recovering the secret documents.
  1. (transitive) To place an order for (often piece of art); as, commission a portrait.
He commissioned a replica of the Mona Lisa for his living room, but the painter gave up after six months.
  1. (transitive) To put into active service; as, commission a ship.
The aircraft carrier was commissioned in 1944, during WWII.
commodity Tweet Definition of commodity Like Definition of commodity on Facebook
noun (commodit, ies)
  1. Anything movable that is bought and sold.
company Tweet Definition of company Like Definition of company on Facebook
noun (compan, ies)
  1. A group of individuals with a common purpose, as in a of actors.
  2. In legal context, an entity that manufactures or sells products (also known as goods), or provides services as a commercial venture. A corporation.
  3. In non-legal context, any business, without respect to incorporation.
  4. Social visitors.
    • Keep the house clean, I have coming.
      1. Companionship.
    • I treasure your .
      1. A military unit, typically consisting of two or three platoons.
    • The Boys in Company C.
      1. A unit of firefighters and their equipment.
    • It took six companies to put out the fire.
      1. (nautical) The entire crew of a ship.
      2. (idiom) Nickname for an intelligence service.
    • As he had worked for the CIA for over 30 years, he would soon take retirement from the company.
compound Tweet Definition of compound Like Definition of compound on Facebook
  1. an enclosure within which workers, prisoners, or soldiers are confined
  1. (intransitive) to come together
  2. (intransitive) to come to terms of agreement
  3. (transitive) to put together
  4. (transitive) to add to
  5. (context, transitive, law) to settle by agreeing on less than the claim
  1. composed of elements; not simple
compound interest Tweet Definition of compound interest Like Definition of compound interest on Facebook
  1. interest on a loan etc that is calculated on the total on the original principal plus accumulated unpaid interest
comprador Tweet Definition of comprador Like Definition of comprador on Facebook
  1. An intermediary
  2. a native of a colonised country who acts as the agent of the coloniser
  1. (nautical) A ship's chandler in the Far East
comptroller Tweet Definition of comptroller Like Definition of comptroller on Facebook
  1. the chief accountant of a company or government
concessionaire Tweet Definition of concessionaire Like Definition of concessionaire on Facebook
  1. one who holds a concession or a right granted (for example, by the government) to conduct a certain business
    • 1920, Frederick Spencer Hamilton, The Days Before Yesterday
    • :From 1830 to 1871 there were public gaming-tables in Heligoland, and the Concessionaire paid such a high price for his permit that the colonial finances were in the most flourishing condition.
concessionary Tweet Definition of concessionary Like Definition of concessionary on Facebook
noun (concessionaries)
  1. one who owns a concession or a franchise
    • 1890, Benjamin Harrison, State of the Union Address
    • :That Government seized the Delagoa Bay Railway, which was constructed under a concession granted to an American citizen, and at the same time annulled the charter. The , who had embarked his fortune in the enterprise, having exhausted other means of redress, was compelled to invoke the protection of his Government.
  1. relating to concessions or franchises
  2. making concessions or compromises
    • 1844, Benjamin Disraeli, Coningsby (The New Generation)
    • :I observe indeed a party in the State whose rule it is to consent to no change, until it is clamorously called for, and then instantly to yield; but those are Concessionary, not Conservative principles.
conglomerate Tweet Definition of conglomerate Like Definition of conglomerate on Facebook
  1. A cluster of heterogeneous things.
  2. (business) A corporation formed by the combination of several smaller corporations whose activities are unrelated to the corporation's primary activity. <span style="font-variant:small-caps;text-transform:lowercase">example:</span> wikipedia:General Electric, General Electric Company.
  3. (geology) A rock consisting of gravel or pebbles embedded in a matrix.
verb (conglomerat, ing)
  1. To combine together into a larger mass.
  2. (business) To combine together into a larger corporation.
  1. Clustered together into a mass.
consignee Tweet Definition of consignee Like Definition of consignee on Facebook
  1. The person to whom a shipment is to be delivered.
consignment Tweet Definition of consignment Like Definition of consignment on Facebook
  1. A collection of goods to be sent, in transit or having been sent.
consortium Tweet Definition of consortium Like Definition of consortium on Facebook
noun (consortia)
  1. An association or combination of businesses, financial institutions, or investors, for the purpose of engaging in a joint venture
  2. A similar arrangement among non-commercial institutions or organizations
  3. An association or society
  4. The right of a spouse to all the normal relationships with his or her mate
consumer Tweet Definition of consumer Like Definition of consumer on Facebook
  1. (economics) someone who trades money for goods as an individual.
  2. (biology) an organism that uses other organisms for food in order to gain energy.
consumerism Tweet Definition of consumerism Like Definition of consumerism on Facebook
  1. A policy of protecting and informing consumers through honesty in advertising and packaging, improved safety standards etc
  2. A materialistic attachment to possessions
  3. An economic theory that increased consumption is beneficial to a nation's economy in the long run.
consumption Tweet Definition of consumption Like Definition of consumption on Facebook
  1. The act of consume, consuming something.
The fire's consumption of the forest caused ecological changes.
  1. The amount consume, consumed.
gross national consumption
  1. (pathology) (obsolete) tuberculosis, Tuberculosis, specifically pulmonary tuberculosis.
contango Tweet Definition of contango Like Definition of contango on Facebook
  1. the situation in a futures market where prices for future delivery are higher than prices for immediate (or nearer) delivery.
2005: most of these other commodities are generally in contango &mdash; Futures Industry Magazine
  1. the amount by which prices for future delivery are higher than prices for near deliver.
2003: Normally new buyers would go after the March silver contract, especially with such a small contango. &mdash; Bill Murphy, Kitco Bullion Dealers
  1. (obsolete, London Stock Exchange) fee paid by a buyer to the seller on settlement day when the buyer wishes to defer settlement until the next settlement day
contraction Tweet Definition of contraction Like Definition of contraction on Facebook
  1. A reduction in size or activity.
''The country's economic was caused by high oil prices.
  1. The shortening of a muscle when it is used.
  2. A strong and often painful shortening of the uterine muscles prior to or during childbirth.
  3. (grammar) a shortened word or phrase, with the missing letters represented by the apostrophe.
"Don't" is a of "do not."
contribution Tweet Definition of contribution Like Definition of contribution on Facebook
noun (plural: contributions)
  1. Something given or offered that adds to a larger whole.
  2. (finance) An amount of money given toward something.
  3. The act of contribute, contributing.
controller Tweet Definition of controller Like Definition of controller on Facebook
  1. a person who controls something
  2. a person who audits, and manages the financial affairs of a company or government; a comptroller
  3. a mechanism that controls or regulates the operation of a machine, especially a peripheral device in a computer
convert Tweet Definition of convert Like Definition of convert on Facebook
  1. A person who has converted his or her religion.
They were all converts to Islam.
  1. A person who is now in favour of something that he or she previously opposed or disliked.
I never really liked broccoli before, but now that I've tasted it the way you cook it, I'm a convert!
  1. To transform or change (something) into another form, substance, state, or product.
A kettle converts water into steam.
  1. To change (something) from one use, function, or purpose to another
He converted his garden into a tennis court.
  1. To induce (someone) to adopt a particular religion, faith, or belief
They converted her to Roman Catholicism on her deathbed.
  1. To exchange for something of equal value.
We converted our pounds into euros.
  1. To express (a quantity) in alternative units.
How do you feet into metres?
  1. (rugby football) To score a conversion.
  2. (ten-pin bowling) To score a spare.
convertible Tweet Definition of convertible Like Definition of convertible on Facebook
  1. A car whose roof can be removed or folded.
  1. able to be converted
cooperate Tweet Definition of cooperate Like Definition of cooperate on Facebook
verb (cooperat, ing)
  1. (transitive) To work together, especially for a common purpose or benefit.
  2. (transitive) To engage in economic cooperation.
cooperation Tweet Definition of cooperation Like Definition of cooperation on Facebook
  1. The act of cooperate, cooperating or being cooperative.
  2. Active help from a person, organization, et cetera.
  3. (economics) An association for mutual benefit, such as for purposes of production or purchase.
  4. (sociology) An activity shared for mutual benefit.
  5. (context, ecology) A mutually beneficial interaction among organisms living in a limited area.
cooperative Tweet Definition of cooperative Like Definition of cooperative on Facebook
  1. A type of company that is owned partially or wholly by it's employees, customers or tenants. Abbreviation: co-op.
  1. Ready to work with another person or in a team; ready to cooperate.
corner Tweet Definition of corner Like Definition of corner on Facebook
  1. The point where two converging lines meet; an angle, either external or internal.
The corners of the wire mesh were reinforced with little blobs of solder.
  1. The space in the angle between converging lines or walls which meet in a point.
The chimney was full of cobwebs.
  1. The projection into space of an angle in a solid object.
Herbert bruised his shin on the of the coffee table.
  1. An intersection of two streets; any of the four outer points off the street at that intersection.
The liquor store on the also sold lottery tickets.
  1. An edge or extremity; the part farthest from the center; hence, any quarter or part, or the direction in which it lies.
From the four corners of the earth they come. &mdash; Shakespeare
  1. A secret or secluded place; a remote or out of the way place; a nook.
On weekends, Emily liked to find a quiet and curl up with a good book.
  1. (economics) A monopoly or controlling interest in a salable commodity, allowing the controlling party to dictate terms of sale.
In the 1970's, private investors tried to obtain a on the silver market, but were ultimately unsuccessful.
  1. (baseball) One of the four vertices of the strike zone.
The pitch was just off the , low and outside.
  1. (football) A corner kick.
  2. (mathematics) A point at which a function has two distinct derivatives.
  1. (transitive) To drive (someone) into a corner or other confined space.
The cat had cornered a cricket between the sofa and the television stand.
  1. (transitive) To trap in a position of great difficulty or hopeless embarrassment.
''The reporter cornered the politician by pointing out the hypocrisy of his position on mandatory sentencing, in light of the politician's own actions in court.
  1. (transitive) To get command of (a stock, commodity, etc.), so as to be able to put one's own price on it.
The buyers attempted to the shares of the railroad stock, so as to facilitate their buyout.
It's extremely hard to corner the petroleum market because there are so many players.
  1. (context, automotive, transitive) To turn a corner or drive around a curve.
As the stock car driver cornered the last turn, he lost control and spun out.
  1. (context, automotive, intransitive) To handle while moving around a corner in a road or otherwise turning.
That BMW corners well, but the suspension is too stiff.
corp. Tweet Definition of corp. Like Definition of corp. on Facebook
  1. corporation
corporate Tweet Definition of corporate Like Definition of corporate on Facebook
  1. of, or relating to a corporation
  2. formed into a corporation; incorporated
  3. unified into one body; collective
corporation Tweet Definition of corporation Like Definition of corporation on Facebook
  1. A group of individuals, created by law or under authority of law, having a continuous existence independent of the existences of its members, and powers and liabilities distinct from those of its members.
  2. In Fascist Italy, a joint association of employers' and workers' representatives.
    1. (slang) A protruding belly; a paunch.
corpus Tweet Definition of corpus Like Definition of corpus on Facebook
noun (plural: corpora or corpuses)
  1. the body
  2. (linguistics) a collection of writings, often on a specific topic, of a specific genre, from a specific demographic, a single author etc.
correspondent Tweet Definition of correspondent Like Definition of correspondent on Facebook
  1. someone who or something which corresponds
  1. corresponding
coupon Tweet Definition of coupon Like Definition of coupon on Facebook
  1. (obsolete) A certificate of interest due, printed at the bottom of transferable bonds (state, railroad, etc.), given for a term of years, designed to be cut off and presented for payment when the interest is due; an interest warrant.
  2. (finance) Any interest payment made or due on a bond, debenture or similar (no longer by a physical coupon).
  3. A section of a ticket, showing the holder to be entitled to some specified accommodation or service, as to a passage over a designated line of travel, a particular seat in a theater, a discount, etc.

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coupon - Noun

  a discount on one or more products, usually printed on paper, though also commonly associated with an alphanumeric code, commonly called a 'coupon code' that can be used for tele-sales or digital transactions.

“I paid less than a $1 for that catsup, I had a $2 off coupon that I used at the store.”

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  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.
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  1. A lid.
  2. The hiding from view.
  3. The front and back of a book or magazine.
  4. The top sheet of a bed.
  5. (music) A cover version; a cover song.
  6. (cricket) A fielding position on the off side, between point and mid off, about 30° forward of square; a fielder in this position.
  7. A setting at a restaurant table.
We need to set another for the Smith party.
  1. (topology) A set (more often known as a family) of sets, whose union contains the given set.
The open intervals are a for the real numbers.
  1. A cover charge.
There's a $15 tonight.
  1. (philately) An envelope complete with stamps and postmarks etc.
  2. (military) A solid object, including terrain, that provides protection from enemy fire.
  3. (legal) In commercial law, refers to a buyer"s purchase on the open market of goods similar or identical to the goods contracted for after a seller has breached a contract of sale by failure to deliver the goods contracted for.
  1. To place something over or upon to conceal or protect.
  2. To feature, discuss, or mention.
  3. To provide enough money for.
We've earned enough money to cover most of our costs.
  1. (music) To make a cover version of (a song that was originally recorded by another artist).
  2. (context, military, police) To protect using an aimed firearm and the threat of firing; or to protect using continuous, heaving fire at or in the direction of the enemy so as to force the enemy to remain in cover; or to threaten using an aimed firearm and the threat of firing.
  1. Of or pertaining to the front cover of a book or magazine.
  2. (music) Originally recorded by one artist, but later rerecorded by another artist.
  3. Of, pertaining to, or consisting of cover versions.
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  1. The amount that something or someone is covered.
Don't go to lunch if we don't have enough for the help-desk phones.
Before laying sod on that clay, the ground needs two inches of with topsoil.
The enemy fire is increasing - can we get some immediate from those bunkers?
covering Tweet Definition of covering Like Definition of covering on Facebook
  1. (countable) That which covers something.
  2. (uncountable) Action of the verb to cover.
  1. (present participle of, cover)
CPM Tweet Definition of CPM Like Definition of CPM on Facebook
  1. Characters per minute.
  2. Certified Property Manager, a designation used by realtors in the United States.
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noun (credits, -)
  1. (uncountable): Recognition and respect.
I give you for owning up to your mistake.
  1. (uncountable, legal) A privilege of delayed payment extended to a buyer or borrower on the seller's or lender's belief that what is given will be repaid.
    1. (uncountable, business) The provision of resources (such as goods, services, or money) by one party (the creditor) to another party (the debtor) where that second party does not immediately pay the first party for the resources in full, and instead either arranges to pay for or to return those resources or equivalent value at a later date
    In view of your payment record, we are happy to extend further to you.
    1. (uncountable, US) A person's credit rating or creditworthiness, as represented by their history of borrowing and repayment (or non payment).
    What do you mean my is no good?
    1. (accounting) An addition to certain accounts.
    2. (context, tax accounting) A reduction in taxes owed, or a refund for excess taxes paid.
    Didn't you know that the IRS will refund any excess payroll taxes that you paid if you use the 45(B) general business ?
    1. A valuable member.
    That point guard is a to the team.
    1. An arbitrary unit of value, used in many token economies.
    To repair your star cruiser will cost 100,000 credits.
    Would you like to play? I put in a dollar and I've got two credits left.
creditor Tweet Definition of creditor Like Definition of creditor on Facebook
  1. (economics) A person to whom a debt is owed.
credit union Tweet Definition of credit union Like Definition of credit union on Facebook
  1. A financial co-operative similar to a bank but normally restricted to a local area or a single profession.
cumulative Tweet Definition of cumulative Like Definition of cumulative on Facebook
  1. Incorporating all data up to the present
curb Tweet Definition of curb Like Definition of curb on Facebook
  1. A row of concrete along the edge of a road.
  2. A raised margin along the edge of something, as a strengthening.
  3. Something that checks or restrains.
  4. A riding or driving bit for a horse that has rein action that amplifies the pressure in the mouth by leverage advantage placing pressure on the poll via the crown piece of the bridle and the chin groove via a curb chain.
verb (curbs, curbing, curbed)
  1. (transitive) To check, restrain or control.
  2. (transitive) To rein in.
  3. (transitive) To furnish with a curb.
current account Tweet Definition of current account Like Definition of current account on Facebook
  1. That part of the balance of payments recording a nation's exports and imports of goods and services and transfer payments
  2. A checking account at a bank

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