- Capable of being accessed in any order, not required to be sequential.
- A scanning pattern of parallel lines that form the display of an image projected on a cathode-ray tube of a television set or display screen.
verb (reads, reading, read)
- A reading or an act of reading, especially an actor's part of a play.
- (context, transitive, intransitive) To look at and interpret letters or other information that is written.
- Have you this book?
- He doesn't like to .
- (context, transitive, intransitive) To speak aloud words or other information that is written. Often construed with a to phrase or an indirect object.
- He us a passage from his new book.
- All right, class, who wants to next?
- (transitive) In telecommunications, to be able to hear what another person is saying over a radio connection.
- Do you me?
- (context, transitive, UK) To make a special study of, as by perusing textbooks.
- I am reading theology at university.
- (transitive) To interpret or infer a meaning, significance, etc.
- I can his feelings in his face.
- To consist of certain text.
- On the door hung a sign that , "Proper Safety Equipment Required Beyond This Point."
- (intransitive) Of text, etc., to be interpreted or read in a particular way.
- Arabic reads backwards.
- (past of, read)
- A person who reads a publication.
- A person who recites literary works, usually to an audience.
- A proofreader.
- (context, mostly, UK) A university lecturer below a professor.
- A book of exercises to accompany a textbook.
- A literary anthology.
- A lay of minor cleric who reads lessons in a church service.
- A device such as a card reader or microfilm reader.
- A newspaper advertisement designed to look like an news article rather than a commercial solicitation.
noun (abbreviated as ROM)
- A computer memory chip that stores values but does not allow updates; values are nonvolatile in that they are retained even when the computer is unpowered. See also:
- (computing) alternative spelling of realtime
- the act of recognizing or the condition of being recognized
- He looked at her for ten full minutes before dawned.
- An awareness that something observed has been observed before
- Acceptance as valid or true
- The law was a of their civil rights.
- Official acceptance of the status of a new government by that of another country
- honor, favorable note, or attention
- The charity gained plenty of for its efforts, but little money.
- Superfluous; exceeding what is necessary.
- Repetitive or needlessly wordy.
- (context, mainly, UK) Dismissed from employment because no longer needed.
- Involving redundancy in the provision of duplicate circuits or devices.
- A formal recording of names, events, transactions etc.
- A book of such entries.
- An entry in such a book.
- The act of registering.
- A device that automatically records a quantity etc.
- (computing) Part of the central processing unit used to store and manipulate numbers.
- (printing) The exact alignment of lines, margins and colors.
- (music) The range of a voice or instrument.
- (music) An organ stop.
- (Always voluntary) To sign over for safe keeping. Abandons complete ownership for partial.
- (linguistics) a style of a language used in a particular context
- (transitive) To enter in a register.
- (transitive) To enroll, especially to vote.
- (transitive) To record, especially in writing.
- (transitive) To express outward signs.
- (context, transitive, mail) To record officially and handle specially.
- (context, transitive, printing) To adjust so as to be properly aligned.
- (intransitive) To place one's name, or have one's name placed in a register.
- (intransitive) To enroll as a student.
- (intransitive) To make an impression.
- (intransitive) To be in proper alignment.
verb (rekeys, rekeying, rekeyed)
- (misspelling of, re-key)
- (computing) Entering information into a device, such as a keyboard or keypad, after it has been done at least once before.
- She had to the security code.
- of a device or person: Movable, but not functional/usable while being transported.
- (computing) (of machine code) Functions identically at any address in memory
- A piece of information describing, or an account of certain events given or presented to someone.
- A by the telecommunications ministry showed that the phone network has a severe capacity problem.
- (ballistics) The loud echo sound from a gun.
- 1883: w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
- : ...a pistol-shot, flash and , came from the hedge-side.
- (intransitive) (news) To relate details of an event or incident.
- This was our correspondent reporting from Baghdad, Iraq.
- (intransitive) (military) To show up or appear at an appointed time; to present oneself.
- (transitive): To notify of.
- The nuclear plant reported the incident to the authorities.
- Riots have been reported from a remote province of the country.
- To be accountable.
- The financial director reports to the CEO
- The state of being resolute.
- His stalwart resolution is perhaps admirable, perhaps foolish.
- A statement of intent, a vow (often New Year's resolution).
- My resolution is to cut back on the fast food this year.
- The act of discerning detail.
- (computing) The degree of fineness with which an image can be recorded or produced, often expressed as the number of pixels per unit of length (typically an inch).
- Printing at higher resolution will cause a reduction in performance.
- (context, computer hardware) The number of pixels in an image that are stored or displayed.
- This monitor's maximum resolution is 800x600.
- A formal statement adopted by an assembly.
- (science) The separation of the constituent parts (of a spectrum etc).
- (science) The degree of fineness of such a separation.
- (music) Progression from dissonance to consonance; a chord to which such progression is made.
verb (retriev, ing)
- To regain or get back something
- To rescue or save something; in tennis etc, to make a difficult but successful return of the ball
- To remedy or rectify something
- To remember or recall something
- To fetch or carry back something
- The act of a person returning.
- "Upon my ..."
- A return ticket.
- An item that is returned, e.g. due to a defect.
- (finance): Gain or loss from an investment. "It yielded a of 5%..."
- (context, taxation, finance): A report of income submitted to a government for purposes of specifying exact tax payment amounts. A tax return.
- (computing) A character that indicates a new line. Hexadecimal %x0d, decimal 13. Old typewriters had a carriage that lined up the paper with the printing strike-arms; with the advent of electronic typewriters, the "carriage return" key would realign the printing at the left margin, and advance to a new line. Early computers added <CR><LF> (13,10) to indicate a new line, with variations such as <LF> (10), <CR> (13) and even <LF><CR> (10,13). Modern computer use has expanded the meaning to denote a new paragraph.
- (computing) The act of going back from a called procedure to the procedure that called it.
- (computing) The data passed back from a called procedure to the calling procedure (also return value).
- A short extention (perpendicular) of a desk, usually slightly lower.
- (context, Football (American)): Catching a ball after a punt, and running it back towards the opposing team.
- (cricket) A throw from a fielder to the wicket-keeper or to another fielder at the wicket.
- To give something back to its original holder/owner.
- To take something back to a retailer for a refund.
- To come back after some period of time, or at regular intervals.
- To go back in thought, narration, or argument. "But to to my story."
- (context, Tennis): To bat the ball in response to a serve over the net.
- (context, Card games): To play a card as a result of another player's lead; a trump.
- (cricket) To throw a ball back to the wicket-keeper (or a fielder at that position) from somewhere in the field.
- (computing) (intransitive) To go back from a called procedure to the procedure that called it.
- (computing) (transitive) Of a called procedure, to pass back (data) to the calling procedure.
- The science and technology of robots, their design, manufacture, and application
- The act of running.
verb (runs, running, ran, run)
- I just got back from my .
- The route taken while running.
- Which did you do today?
- A flow of liquid; a leak.
- The constant of water from the faucet annoys me.
- A small creek or part thereof.
- The amount of something made.
- The book"s initial press will be 5,000 copies.
- The of the show lasted two weeks, and we sold out every night.
- A pace faster than a walk.
- He broke into a .
- (context, of horses) A fast gallop.
- An interval of distance or time, a period marked by a continuing trend.
- He went to Las Vegas and spent all his money over a three-day .
- I"m having a of bad luck.
- A series of tries in a game that were successful.
- A regular trip or route.
- The bus on the Cherry Street is always crowded.
- A standard or unexceptional group or category.
- He stood out from the usual of applicants.
- An enclosure for an animal; a track or path along which something can travel.
- He set up a rabbit .
- An errand or the journey associated with an errand.
- I need to make a to the store.
- A pleasure trip.
- Let's go for a in the car.
- (sports) A single trip down a hill, as in skiing and bobsledding.
- (sports) A point scored in baseball and cricket.
- (music) A rapid passage in music, especially along a scale.
- A sequence of cards in a suit in a card game.
- A sudden series of demands on a bank or other financial institution, especially characterised by great withdrawals.
- Financial insecurity led to a on the banks, as customers feared for the security of their savings.
- Any sudden large demand for something.
- There was a on Christmas presents.
- Unrestricted use of an area.
- He can have the of the house.
- A line of knit stitches that has unravelled.
- I have a in my stocking.
- The top of a step on a staircase, also called a tread, as opposed to the rise.
- A production quantity in a factory.
- Yesterday we did a of 12,000 units.
- (nautical) The stern of the underwater body of a ship from where it begins to curve upward and inward.
- (intransitive) To move forward quickly upon two feet by alternately making a short jump off of either foot, compare: walk.
- Run, Sarah, !
- (intransitive) To go at a fast pace, to move quickly.
- The horse ran the length of the track.
- I have been running all over the building looking for him.
- Sorry, I've got to ; my house is on fire.
- (intransitive, metaphorical) To move or spread quickly.
- There's a strange story running around the neighborhood.
- The flu is running through my daughter's kindergarten.
- (transitive) To cause to move quickly; to make move lightly.
- Every day I my dog across the field and back.
- I'll just the vacuum cleaner over the carpet.
- Run your fingers through my hair.
- (transitive) To control or manage, be in charge of.
- My uncle ran a corner store for forty years.
- She runs the fundraising.
- My parents think they my life.
- (intransitive) Of a liquid, to flow.
- The river runs through the forest.
- There's blood running down your leg.
- (intransitive) Of an object, to have a liquid flowing from it.
- Your nose is running.
- Why is the hose still running?
- My cup runneth over.
- (transitive) To make a liquid flow; to make liquid flow from an object.
- You'll have to the water a while before it gets hot.
- Run the tap until the water gets hot.
- (intransitive) To extend in space or through a range of possibilities (often with a measure phrase).
- The border runs for 3000 miles.
- The leash runs along a wire.
- The grain of the wood runs to the right on this table.
- It ran in quality from excellent to substandard.
- (intransitive) To extend in time, to last, to continue (usually with a measure phrase).
- The sale will for ten days.
- The contract runs through 2008.
- The meeting ran late.
- The book runs 655 pages.
- The speech runs as follows:...
- (transitive) To make something extend in space.
- I need to this wire along the wall.
- (intransitive) Of a machine, including computer programs, to be operate, operating or working normally.
- My car stopped running.
- That computer runs twenty-four hours a day.
- Buses don't here on Sunday.
- (transitive) To make a machine operate.
- It's full. You can the dishwasher now.
- Don't the engine so fast.
- (transitive) To execute or carry out a plan, procedure or program.
- They ran twenty blood tests on me and they still don't know what's wrong.
- Our coach had us running plays for the whole practice.
- I will the sample.
- Don't that software unless you have permission.
- My computer is too old to the new OS.
- (transitive, or, intransitive) To compete in a race.
- The horse will the Preakness next year.
- I'm not ready to a marathon.
- (intransitive) To be a candidate in an election.
- I have decided to for governor of California.
- We're trying to find somebody to against him next year.
- (transitive) To make run in a race or an election.
- He ran his best horse in the Derby.
- The Green Party is running twenty candidates in this election.
- (intransitive) To be offered in one of the media.
- The story will on the 6-o'clock news.
- The latest Robin Williams movie is running at the Silver City theatre.
- Her picture ran on the front page of the newspaper.
- (transitive) To print or broadcast in the media.
- a story
- an ad
- (intransitive) To leak or spread in an undesirable fashion , to bleed (especially used of dye or paint).
- He discovered during washing that the red rug ran on his white sheet, staining it pink.
- (transitive) To go through without stopping, usually illegally.
- a red light or stop sign
- a blockade
- (transitive) To transport someone or something.
- Could you me over to the store?
- Please this report upstairs to director's office.
- (transitive) To smuggle illegal goods.
- (transitive, or, intransitive) To cost a large amount of money.
- Buying a new laptop will you a thousand dollars.
- (intransitive) Of fish, to migrate for spawning.
- (intransitive, soccer) To carry a football down the field.
- (intransitive) Of stitches, to unravel.
- My stocking is running.
- (intransitive) To flee away from a danger or towards help.
- Whenever things get tough, she cuts and runs.
- When he's broke, he runs to me for money.
- (transitive, agriculture) To sort through a large volume of produce in quality control.
- Looks like we're gonna have to the tomatoes again.
- (past participle of, run)
- In a liquid state; melted; molten.
- Put some butter on the vegetables.
- exhaust, Exhausted; depleted (especially with "down" or "out".)