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baby tooth Tweet Definition of baby tooth Like Definition of baby tooth on Facebook
noun
  1. a tooth which will be replaced as a child ages, as opposed to an adult permanent tooth; a milk tooth
band Tweet Definition of band Like Definition of band on Facebook
noun
  1. A strip of material wrapped around things to hold them together.
  2. A strip along the spine of a book where the pages are attached.
  3. A group of musicians, especially (a) wind and percussion players, or (b) rock musicians.
  4. A type of orchestra originally playing janissary music; i.e. marching band.
  5. A group of people loosely united for a common purpose (a band of thieves).
  6. (physics) A part of radio spectrum.
  7. (physics) A group of energy levels in a solid state material. Valence band, conduction band.
  8. (Canadian English) A group of aboriginals that has official recognition as an organized unit by the federal government of Canada.
verb
  1. (intransitive) To group together for a common purpose.
  2. To fasten together with a band.
  3. (ornithology) To fasten an identifying band around (a bird's) leg.
bicuspid Tweet Definition of bicuspid Like Definition of bicuspid on Facebook
noun
  1. A tooth with two cusps; a premolar tooth.
adjective
  1. Having two points.
bonding Tweet Definition of bonding Like Definition of bonding on Facebook
verb
  1. (present participle of, bond)
brace Tweet Definition of brace Like Definition of brace on Facebook
noun
  1. That which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly; a bandage or a prop.
  2. A cord, ligament, or rod, for producing or maintaining tension, as a cord on the side of a drum.
  3. The state of being braced or tight; tension.
  4. A piece of material used to transmit, or change the direction of, weight or pressure; any one of the pieces, in a frame or truss, which divide the structure into triangular parts. It may act as a tie, or as a strut, and serves to prevent distortion of the structure, and transverse strains in its members. A boiler brace is a diagonal stay, connecting the head with the shell.
  5. A vertical curved line ('{' or '}') connecting two or more words or lines, which are to be taken together; thus, boll, bowl; or, in music, used to connect staves.
  6. (nautical) A rope reeved through a block at the end of a yard, by which the yard is moved horizontally; also, a rudder gudgeon.
  7. A curved instrument or handle of iron or wood, for holding and turning bits, etc.; a bitstock.
  8. A pair; a couple; as, a brace of ducks; now rarely applied to persons, except familiarly or with some contempt.
  9. Harness; warlike preparation.
  10. Armor for the arm; vambrace.
  11. The mouth of a shaft.
  12. (usually plural) Straps or bands to sustain trousers; suspenders.
  13. (usually plural) A system of wires, brackets, and elastic bands used to correct crooked teeth.
verbto brace
  1. To prepare for something bad, as an impact or blow. All hands, brace for impact!
  1. (nautical) To swing round the yards of a square rigged ship, using braces, to present a more efficient sail surface to the direction of the wind
    1. To stop someone for questioning, usually said of police
    2. To confront with questions, demands or requests
bridge Tweet Definition of bridge Like Definition of bridge on Facebook
noun
  1. A construction or natural feature that spans a divide.
The rope crosses the river.
  1. (anatomy) The upper bony ridge of the human nose.
Rugby players often break the of their noses.
  1. (dentistry) A prosthesis replacing one or several adjacent tooth, teeth.
The dentist pulled out the decayed tooth and put in a .
  1. (nautical) An elevated platform above the upper deck of a mechanically propelled ship from which it is navigated and from which all activities on deck can be seen and controlled by the captain, etc; smaller ships have a wheelhouse, and sailing ships were controlled from a quarterdeck.
The first officer is on the .
  1. (music) The piece, on string instruments, that support the strings from the sounding board.
  2. (computing) A device which connects two or more computer bus, buses, typically in a transparent manner.
This chip is the between the front-side bus and the I/O bus.
  1. (communication) A system which connects two or more LAN, local area networks at layer 2.
The LAN uses a spanning tree algorithm.
  1. (music) A song contained within another song, often demarcated by meter, key, or melody.
The lyrics in the song's inverted its meaning.
  1. (chemistry) A valence bond, atom or chain of atoms that connects two different parts of a molecule; the atoms so connected being bridgeheads.
  2. (electronics) An unintended solder connection between two or more components or pins.
  3. (electronics) Any of several electrical devices that measure characteristics such as impedance and inductance by balancing different parts of a circuit
  4. (billiards, snooker, pool) A particular form of one hand placed on the table to support the cue when making a shot in cue sports.
verb (bridg, ing)
  1. To be or make a bridge over something.
With enough cable, we can this gorge.
  1. (idiomatic) To span as if with a bridge.
The two groups were able to their differences.
buccal Tweet Definition of buccal Like Definition of buccal on Facebook
adjective
  1. of or relating to the cheek or, more rarely, the mouth.
  2. (dentistry) of a premolar or molar, on the side facing the cheek. See mesial.
  3. (medicine) a drug delivery method where the drug is administered in the mouth, not by swallowing but by absorption through the skin of the cheek; often by placing between the top gum and the inside of the lip.
bur Tweet Definition of bur Like Definition of bur on Facebook
noun
  1. A rough, prickly husk around the seeds or fruit of some plants
  2. Any of several plants having such husks
  3. A rotary cutting implement having a selection of variously shaped heads

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