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takeover Tweet Definition of takeover Like Definition of takeover on Facebook
noun
  1. (economics) The purchase of one company by another; a merger without the formation of a new company
Tan Tweet Definition of Tan Like Definition of Tan on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An English surname derived from the transliteration of various Asian surnames, particularly originating from China and Vietnam.
technological Tweet Definition of technological Like Definition of technological on Facebook
adjective
  1. Of, relating to, or involving technology, especially modern scientific technology.
  2. Caused by replacement of jobs with machines or artificial intelligence technology.
temporary Tweet Definition of temporary Like Definition of temporary on Facebook
noun (plural: temporaries)
  1. One serving for a limited time; short-term employee.
adjective
  1. For a limited time, ephemeral, not constant
tender Tweet Definition of tender Like Definition of tender on Facebook
noun
  1. A means of payment such as a check or cheque, cash or credit card.
Your credit card has been declined. You need to provide some othersuch as cash.
  1. A formal offer of payment.
We will submit our to you within the week.
  1. A railroad car towed behind a steam engine to carry fuel.
  2. (nautical) A naval ship that functions as a mobile base for other ships.
submarine tender
destroyer tender
  1. (nautical) A boat used for transportation between a ship and shore.
verb
  1. (formal) To offer, to give.
  • one's resignation
  1. 1864 November 21, Abraham Lincoln (signed) or John Hay, letter to Mrs. Bixby in Boston
  2. : I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.
    1. To offer a payment, as at sales or auctions
adjective (tenderer, tenderest)
  1. Sensitive or pain, painful to be touched.
Be careful, that area is . - Mike Meyers as the voice of the title character in the movie Shrek.
  1. Of food, soft and easily chewed.
The matrix is telling my brain this steak is , succulent and juicy. - Joey Pantolino in the movie ''The Matrix'.'
  1. Fond, loving, gentle, sweet
Suzanne was such a and sweet woman to her children.
third Tweet Definition of third Like Definition of third on Facebook
noun (plural: thirds)
  1. (not used in the plural) The person or thing in the third position.
Jones came in .
  1. One of three equal parts of a whole.
He ate a of the pie. Divided by two-thirds.
  1. (not used in the plural) The third gear of an engine.
Now put it into .
  1. (music) An interval consisting of the first and third notes in a scale.
They sing in thirds.
  1. (baseball) third base
The play ended with Jones standing on .
adjective
  1. The ordinal number, ordinal form of the cardinal number three; Coming after the second.
The tree from the left is my favorite.
thrift Tweet Definition of thrift Like Definition of thrift on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) The characteristic of using a minimum of something (especially money).
To save money, they would shop at a store.
  1. (countable) A bank.
  2. (countable) Any of various plants of the genus Armeria, particularly Armeria maritima.
ticket Tweet Definition of ticket Like Definition of ticket on Facebook
noun
  1. a pass entitling the holder to admission to a show, concert, etc.
  2. a pass entitling the holder to board a train, a plane, or other means of transportation
  3. a citation for a traffic violation.
  4. a permit to operate a machine on a building site.
  5. (informal) a list of candidates for an election, or a particular theme to a candidate's manifesto.
Joe Bloggs has joined the party's for the county elections.
Joe will be running on an anti-crime ticket.
verb
  1. To issue someone a ticket, as for travel or for a violation of a local or traffic law.
time Tweet Definition of time Like Definition of time on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) The inevitable passing of events from future to present then past.
Time stops for nobody.
the ebb and flow of
  1. (uncountable) A quantity of availability in time.
More is needed to complete the project.
You had plenty of , but you waited until the last minute.
Are you finished yet? Time"s up!
Our instructor didn't give us enough to complete the test.
The two of us can never find to see each other any more.
  1. (countable) A measurement of a quantity of time; a numerical indication of a length of time.
Record the individual times for the processes in each batch.
Only your best is compared with the other competitors.
  1. (uncountable, slang) The serving of a prison sentence.
The judge leniently granted a sentence with no hard .
  1. (uncountable) The time of day; the moment in time, as indicated by a clock or similar device.
Excuse me, have you got the ?
What is it, do you guess? Ten o"clock?
A computer keeps using a clock battery.
  1. (countable) The measurement under some system of the time of day or moment in time.
Let's synchronize our watches so we're not on different .
Coordinated Universal Time avoids the complications of Daylight Saving Time.
  1. (countable) A numerical indication of a particular moment in time.
At what times do the trains arrive?
These times were erroneously converted between zones.
  1. (countable) An instance or occurrence.
When was the last we went out? I don"t remember.
See you another .
That"s three times he"s made the same mistake.
Okay, but this is the last . No more after that!
  1. (uncountable) A particular occasion.
It"s for bed. It"s to sleep.
Ready for our performance? It"s ! Here we go! (seeCites)
verb (times, timing, timed)
  1. To measure time, especially using a clock of some kind.
  2. To choose the time for.
The President timed his speech badly, coinciding with the Superbowl.
The bomb was timed to explode at 9:20 p.m.
time deposit Tweet Definition of time deposit Like Definition of time deposit on Facebook
noun
  1. a deposit in a bank that cannot be withdrawn before a specified date
turn Tweet Definition of turn Like Definition of turn on Facebook
noun
  1. A change of direction or orientation.
Give the handle a , then pull it.
  1. A movement of an object about its own axis in one direction that continues until the object returns to its initial orientation.
  2. A single loop of a coil.
  3. A chance to use (something) shared in sequence with others.
They took turns playing with the new toy.
  1. One's chance to make a move in a game having two or more players.
  2. A figure in music, often denoted ~, consisting of the note above the one indicated, the note itself, the note below the one indicated, and the note itself again.
  3. (also turnaround) The time required to complete a project.
They quote a three-day on parts like those.
  1. A fit or a period of giddiness.
I've had a funny turn.
  1. A change in temperament or circumstance.
She took a for the worse.
  1. (cricket) A sideways movement of the ball when it bounces (caused by rotation in flight)
  2. (poker) The fourth communal card in Texas hold 'em.
  3. (context, poker, obsolete) The flop (the first three community cards) in Texas hold 'em
  4. (context, electricity) the basic coil element that forms a single conducting loop comprised of one insulated conductor.
verb
  1. (intransitive) Of a body, person, etc, to move around an axis through itself.
the Earth turns
on the spot
  1. (transitive) To change the direction or orientation of.
Turn the knob clockwise.
  1. (intransitive) To change one's direction of travel.
Turn right here.
  1. (transitive) To position (something) by folding it.
Turn the bed covers.
  1. (transitive) To become.
The leaves brown in autumn.
When I asked him for the money, he turned nasty.
  1. To rebel; to go against something formerly tolerated.
The prisoners turned on the warden.
  1. (transitive) To shape (something) symmetrically by rotating it against a stationary cutting tool, as on a lathe.
She turned the table legs with care and precision.
  1. (intransitive) To sour or spoil; to go bad.
This milk has turned; it smells awful.
  1. (italbrac, usually with over) To complete.
They say they can the parts in two days.
  1. (context, transitive, cricket) Of a bowler, to make (the ball) move sideways off the pitch when it bounces.
  2. (context, intransitive, cricket) Of a ball, to move sideways off the pitch when it bounces.
  3. (context, professional wrestling, intransitive) To change personalities, such as from being a face (good guy) to heel (bad guy) or vice versa.
turnover Tweet Definition of turnover Like Definition of turnover on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of overturning something
  2. The amount of business transacted in a specified time period
The company had an annual turnover of $500.000.
  1. The number of times a stock is replaced after being used or sold, a worker is replaced after leaving, or a property changes hands
Those apartments have a high turnover because they are so close to the railroad tracks.
  1. A pastry consisting of pastry or pie crust around sweet, often fruit filling.
They served apple turnovers for breakfast.
  1. (sports) A loss of possession of the ball without scoring.
The Nimrods committed a dismaying 23 turnovers en route to another humiliating loss.
TVA Tweet Definition of TVA Like Definition of TVA on Facebook
initialism
  1. Tennessee Valley Authority

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