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celadon Tweet Definition of celadon Like Definition of celadon on Facebook
noun 
  1. (colour) a pale green colour or tinted with gray.
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    1. A pale green Chinese glaze.
    2. A ceramic ware with a pale green glaze.
adjective 
  1. (colour) of a pale green colour tinted with gray.
     
ceramic Tweet Definition of ceramic Like Definition of ceramic on Facebook
noun 
  1. (uncountable) A hard brittle material that is produced through burning of nonmetallic minerals at high temperatures
Joan made the dish of .
  1. (countable) An object made of this material
Joe had dozens of ceramics in his apartment.
adjective 
  1. made of material produced by the high temperature firing of inorganic, nonmetallic rocks and minerals.
A ceramic vase stood on the table.
     
ceramics Tweet Definition of ceramics Like Definition of ceramics on Facebook
noun 
  1. plural of ceramic
  2. the art or science of making ceramic objects
  3. ceramic objects as a group
     
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.
     
China Tweet Definition of China Like Definition of China on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A country in East Asia. Official name: People's Republic of China (Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo).
  2. Region in East Asia comprising the areas governed by the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China (Taiwan).
  3. The civilisation/civilization of the Chinese people.
     
clair de lune Tweet Definition of clair de lune Like Definition of clair de lune on Facebook
noun 
  1. (colour) a pale bluish-gray colour.
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adjective 
  1. (colour) of a pale bluish-gray colour.
     
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.
     
cloisonne Tweet Definition of cloisonne Like Definition of cloisonne on Facebook
noun (cloisonne)
  1. (context, metalwork, uncountable) A decorative technique for metalwork, especially brass, whereby colored enamel is baked between raised ridges of the metal.
Cloisonne is sometimes seen as a cheaper alternative to jewelled encrustation or filigree.
  1. (context, metalwork) An example of such decorative art, or an object decorated by it.
''The museum had a fine collection of medieval Italian .
adjective 
  1. exemplary, Exemplary of, decorated by, or evocative of cloisonne work.
Zoí« wore a pair of earrings she had bought in France.
     
collar Tweet Definition of collar Like Definition of collar on Facebook
noun 
  1. The part of a shirt or jacket that fits around the neck and throat.
  2. A similar detachable item
  3. Anything that encircles the neck.
  4. A band or chain around an animal's neck, used to restrain the animal and/or for identification.
Make sure your dog has a holding an identification tag.
See also a Wikipedia article on (w, horse collar).
  1. A part of harness designed to distribute the load around the shoulders of the draft animal.
  2. (context, technology) Any encircling device or structure.
A nylon kept the bolt from damaging the surface underneath.
  1. (context, in compounds) Of or pertaining to a certain category of professions; see -collar.
verb 
  1. (transitive) To place a collar on.
Collar and leash your dog.
  1. To seize or detain.
  2. To arrest.
  3. (transitive) To bind in conversation.
I managed to Fred in the office yesterday.
     
comport Tweet Definition of comport Like Definition of comport on Facebook
verb 
  1. To behave (usually reflexive) in a particular manner.
    She comported herself with grace.
    1. (intransitive) To be in agreement with; of an accord.
    The new rules did not seem to with the spirit of the club.
     
compote Tweet Definition of compote Like Definition of compote on Facebook
noun 
  1. A dessert made of fruit cooked in sugary syrup.
  2. A dish used for serving fruit.
     
cone Tweet Definition of cone Like Definition of cone on Facebook
noun 
  1. (geometry) A surface of revolution formed by rotate, rotating a line around another line that intersects the first line.
  2. (geometry) A solid of revolution formed by rotating a triangle around a line through and in the plane of the triangle.
  3. Anything shaped like a cone.<ref name="Illustr. Oxford 1998">The Illustrated Oxford Dictionary, Oxford University Press, 1998</ref>
  4. The fruit of a conifer.<ref name="Illustr. Oxford 1998"/>
  5. An ice cream cone.<ref name="Illustr. Oxford 1998"/>
  6. A unit of volume, applied solely to marijuana and only while it is in a smokable state; roughly 1.5 cubic centimetres, depending on use.
  7. Any of the small cone-shaped structures in the retina.<ref name="Illustr. Oxford 1998"/>
verb (cones, coning, coned)
  1. (context, pottery) To fashion into the shape of a
    1. Noun, cone.
     
Corinthian Tweet Definition of Corinthian Like Definition of Corinthian on Facebook
noun 
  1. An inhabitant or a resident of Corinth, and its suburbs.
  2. An inhabitant, a resident of; a thing that originates from Corinthia
  3. A well-dressed nineteenth-century Englishman of high social standing and wealth who was a neck-or-nothing rider of fine horseflesh, an accurate shot with duelling pistols, a swordsman of distinction, and an amateur pugilist who had learned the art and science of boxing.
     
coupe Tweet Definition of coupe Like Definition of coupe on Facebook
noun 
  1. an ice cream dessert; the glass it is served in
  2. A car with two doors (variant of coupé)
     
Crackle Tweet Definition of Crackle Like Definition of Crackle on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. One of the w:Rice Krispies characters
     
crawl Tweet Definition of crawl Like Definition of crawl on Facebook
noun 
  1. The act of moving slowly on hands and knees etc, or with frequent stops
  2. A rapid swimming stroke with alternate overarm strokes and a fluttering kick
verb 
  1. (intransitive) To creep; to move slowly on hands and knees, or by dragging the body along the ground
Clutching my wounded side, I crawled back to the trench.
  1. (intransitive) To move forward slowly, with frequent stops.
The rush-hour traffic crawled around the bypass.
  1. (intransitive) To act in a servile manner
Don't come crawling to me with your useless apologies!
  1. (intransitive) To teem; to be covered or swarming (with)
''The crime scene was crawling with police and reporters.
  1. (intransitive) To feel a swarming sensation
''The horrible sight made my skin .
  1. (intransitive) To swim using the crawl stroke
I think I'll the next hundred metres.
  1. (transitive) To move over an area on hands and knees.
The baby crawled the entire second floor.
  1. (intransitive) To visit while becoming inebriated
They crawled the downtown bars.
  1. (transitive) To index files or web sites in order to make them available for search;
Yahoo Search has updated its Slurp Crawler to crawl web sites faster and more efficient.
     
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.
     
crazed Tweet Definition of crazed Like Definition of crazed on Facebook
adjective 
  1. Maddened, driven insane.
    The look in his eyes made everyone back up.
    He was with thirst and resorted to drinking seawater.
  2. Covered with cracks (generally applied to porcelain).
    The dark traces of the cracks in the surface of the pot contrasted with the light glaze and was quite attractive.
     
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...
     
crockery Tweet Definition of crockery Like Definition of crockery on Facebook
noun 
  1. Plates, dishes and other eating and serving tableware, usually made of some ceramic material.
  2. crocks, earthenware vessels, especialy domestic utensils.
     
cruet Tweet Definition of cruet Like Definition of cruet on Facebook
noun 
  1. A small bottle or container used to hold a condiment, such as salt, pepper, oil, or vinegar, for use at a dining table.
  2. A stand for these containers.
  3. A small vessel used to hold wine or water for the Eucharist.
     
cruse Tweet Definition of cruse Like Definition of cruse on Facebook
noun 
  1. A small jar used to hold liquid, such as oil or water.
  2. In heraldry, refers to an oil lamp or similar emblem.
     
Crystal Tweet Definition of Crystal Like Definition of Crystal on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female).
  2. (slang) The drug Crystal Meth (methamphetamine hydrochloride)
     
cullet Tweet Definition of cullet Like Definition of cullet on Facebook
noun 
  1. scrap glass which is melted down for reuse
     
cut Tweet Definition of cut Like Definition of cut on Facebook
noun 
  1. An opening resulting from cutting.
Look at this on my finger!
  1. The act of cutting.
He made a fine with his sword.
  1. The result of cutting.
She tried out for the team, but didn't make the .
  1. A share or portion.
The lawyer took a of the profits.
  1. (Cricket) A batsman's shot played with a swinging motion of the bat, to hit the ball backward of point.
  2. (Cricket) Sideways movement of the ball through the air caused by a fast bowler imparting spin to the ball.
  3. The act or right of dividing a deck of playing cards.
The player next to the dealer the deck by placing the bottom half on top.
  1. The manner or style a garment is fashioned in.
I like the of that suit.
  1. A slab, especially of meat.
That"s our finest of meat.
  1. (fencing) An attack made with a chopping motion of the blade, landing with its edge or point.
  2. A deliberate snub, typically a refusal to return a bow or other acknowledgement of acquaintance.
verb (cuts, cutting, cut)
  1. To perform an incision, for example with a knife.
I the skin on my arm.
  1. To divide with a knife, scissors, or another sharp instrument.
Would you please the cake?
  1. To separate from prior association; to remove a portion of a recording during editing.
Travis was from the team.
  1. To enter a queue in the wrong place.
One student kept trying to in front of the line.
  1. (context, cinema, audio) To cease recording activities.
After the actors read their lines, the director yelled "Cut!"
  1. To reduce, especially intentionally.
They're going to salaries by fifteen percent.
  1. To form or shape by cutting.
I have three diamonds to today.
  1. To intersect or cross in such a way as to divide in half or nearly so.
This road cuts right through downtown.
  1. (cricket) To make the ball spin sideways by running one's fingers down the side of the ball while bowling it.
  2. (colloquial) Not to attend a class, especially when this is not permitted.
I fifth period to hang out with Angela.
  1. To change direction suddenly.
The football player to his left to evade a tackle.
  1. To divide a pack of playing cards into two
If you then I'll deal.
adjective 
  1. (participial adjective) Having been .
  2. reduce, Reduced.
The pitcher threw a fastball that was slower than his usual pitch.
Cut brandy is a liquor made of brandy and hard grain liquor.
  1. (context, of a gem) carve, Carved into a shape; not raw.
  2. (cricket, of a shot) Played with a horizontal bat to hit the ball backward of point.
  3. (bodybuilding) Having muscular definition in which individual groups of muscle fibers stand out among larger muscles.
  4. (colloquial) circumcised, Circumcised.
     

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