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admire Tweet Definition of admire Like Definition of admire on Facebook
verb (admir, es)
  1. (transitive) To regard with wonder and delight;
  2. (transitive) to look upon with an elevated feeling of pleasure, as something which calls out approbation, esteem, love or reverence;
  3. (transitive) to estimate or prize highly; as, to admire a person of high moral worth, to admire a landscape.
agile Tweet Definition of agile Like Definition of agile on Facebook
adjective
  1. Having the faculty of quick motion in the limbs; apt or ready to move; nimble; active; as, an agile boy; an agile tongue.
Alamo Tweet Definition of Alamo Like Definition of Alamo on Facebook
proper noun the
  1. An infamous fort in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
alderman Tweet Definition of alderman Like Definition of alderman on Facebook
noun
  1. a member of several municipal legislative bodies in a city or town
  2. (1811) A roasted turkey garnished with sausages; the latter are supposed to represent the gold chain worn by those magistrates. (1811 Dictionary of Vulgar Tongue)
  3. (slang) a man's pot belly
all Tweet Definition of all Like Definition of all on Facebook
noun (alls, -)
  1. (context, with a possessive pronoun) Everything possible.
She gave her , and collapsed at the finish line.
  1. (countable) The totality of one's possessions
angry Tweet Definition of angry Like Definition of angry on Facebook
adjective (angr, ier)
  1. Irritated, in a temper; displaying anger.
An mob started looting the warehouse.
  1. (italbrac, said about a wound or a rash) Inflamed and painful.
The broken glass left two cuts across my arm.
  1. (italbrac, figurative, said about the sky or the sea) Dark and stormy, menacing.
...nor dreads he the sea... (Horace, The Book of the Epodes, Ode II)
Angry clouds racing across the sky.
applejack Tweet Definition of applejack Like Definition of applejack on Facebook
noun
  1. Apple brandy, a distilled alcoholic beverage made from applejuice. The domestic equivalent of Calvados.
armful Tweet Definition of armful Like Definition of armful on Facebook
noun
  1. The amount an arm or arms can hold.
AS Tweet Definition of AS Like Definition of AS on Facebook
abbreviation
  1. Anglo-Saxon
  2. Advanced Supplementary
  3. (neurology) Asperger's Syndrome
  4. (geography) American Samoa
ashamed Tweet Definition of ashamed Like Definition of ashamed on Facebook
verb
  1. (past of, ashame)
adjective
  1. Feeling shame or guilt.
aunt Tweet Definition of aunt Like Definition of aunt on Facebook
noun
  1. a sister of someone"s parent
  2. a sister-in-law of someone"s parent; a wife of someone"s uncle
  3. (also great-aunt or grandaunt) a person's grandparent's sister.
  4. (usually auntie) a grandmother.
  5. an affectionate term for a woman of an older generation than oneself, especially a friend of one's parents, by means of fictive kin.

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