- A storage closet either separate from, or built into, a wall
- (historical) a size of photograph, specifically one measuring 3â…ž" by 5Â½"
- 1891: Holmes took a note of it. "One other question," said he. "Was the photograph a ?" " Arthur Conan Doyle, "A Scandal In Bohemia" (Norton 2005 p.19)
- (archaic) A small chamber or private room
- A group of advisors to a government or business entity.
- An English metonymic occupational surname for a cooper
- (given name, male) derived from the surname. Cade Calvert is a character in the novel Gone with the Wind (1936) by Margaret Mitchell.
- An army officer with a rank between the most senior grade of lieutenant and major.
- A naval officer with a rank between commander and commodore.
- (nautical) The person lawfully in command of a sea-going vessel.
- The captain is the last man to leave a sinking ship.
- The person lawfully in command of an airliner.
- This is your captain speaking. Please fasten your safety belts.
- One of the athletes on a sports team who designated to make decisions, and is allowed to speak for his team with a referee or official.
- The leader of a group of workers.
- John Henry said to the captain,"A man ain't nothing but a man."
- Synonyms: supervisor, straw boss, foreman
- (American South) An honorific title given to a prominent person. See colonel.
- (intransitive) To act as captain
- (transitive) To exercise command of a ship, aircraft or sports team.
- (nautical) To heave a ship down on one side so as to expose the other, in order to clean it of barnacles and weed, or to repair it below the water line.
- (nautical) To tilt on one side.
- To sway violently from side to side or lurch.
noun (es, -)
- (countable) The act of catching an object in motion in the air.
verb (catches, catching, caught)
- The player made an impressive by leaping into the air.
- Nice !
- (countable) The act of noticing, understanding or hearing.
- Good . I would never have remembered that.
- (uncountable) The game of catching a ball.
- The kids love to play .
- (countable) A find, in particular a boyfriend/girlfriend.
- Did you see his latest ?
- (context, countable, uncountable) That which is captured or the amount which is captured, especially of fish.
- The boaters took a picture of their biggest .
- (countable) A clasp which stops something from opening.
- She installed a sturdy to keep her cabinets closed tight.
- A emotion-caused pause in voice
- There was a in his voice when he spoke his father's name.
- (countable) A problem, a snag, especially in a deal or negotiation; a hitch
- It sounds like a great idea, but what's the ?
- (transitive) To capture, especially in the hands.
- I will throw you the ball, and you it.
- I hope I a fish.
- (transitive) To understand.
- ''Did you his name?
- (transitive) To notice.
- Did you the way she looked at him?
- (transitive) To detect; sense.
- He was caught on video robbing the bank.
- (transitive) To seize an opportunity
- I have some free time tonight so I think I'll a movie.
- (transitive) To take a form of transportation that only leaves at certain times.
- I would love to have dinner but I have to a plane.
- The surfer let the smaller wave pass so he could the bigger one.
- (intransitive) To engage, stick, or grasp.
- Push it in until it catches.
- (intransitive) To hesitate, as if momentarily stuck.
- His voice caught when he came to his father's name.
- (transitive) To make contact with.
- The punch caught him in the shoulder.
- (computing) To handle an error, especially an exception.
- (informal) In disarray or disorder; askew.
- Measure carefully before cutting, or the entire structure will turn out .
- a native American tribe from Oregon
- (countable) An opportunity or possibility.
verb (chanc, ing)
- ''We have the
- (uncountable) Random occurrence; luck.
- Why leave it to when a few simple steps will secure the desired outcome?
- (countable) The probability of something happening.
- There is a 30% of rain tomorrow.
- To try or risk.
- Shall we carry the umbrella, or it?
- To discover something by chance.
- He chanced upon a kindly stranger who showed him the way.
- (UK, informal) A man.
- Who"s that over there?
- A region of shrubs, typically dry in the summer and rainy in the winter. The coast of the Mediterranean is such a region.
noun (plural cheeps)
- A short, high-pitched sound made by a small bird.
- A country in East Asia. Official name: People's Republic of China (Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo).
- Region in East Asia comprising the areas governed by the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China (Taiwan).
- The civilisation/civilization of the Chinese people.
noun See chip
verb See chip
- A male given name.
- (given name, male, , ) (uncountable) A diminutive of the male given name Charles.
- (countable) a Chuck Taylor shoe (usually referred to in plural form, Chucks).
- (USA) Wagon used to prepare meals on a cattle drives, in the latter part of the 19th century.
- sour or curdled milk
- wet clay or mud
- to sour or curdle milk
- (context, Australia, UK, slang) an item of clothing or equipment
- (context, Australia, UK, slang) To hit or bash severely.
- (computing) To overwrite (data), usually unintentionally.
verb (cobbl, ing)
- A cobblestone.
- To make shoes (what a cobbler does).
- To assemble ('cobble together' an improvised assembly).
- A male bird, especially a domestic fowl.
- Male chicken.
- A valve or tap for controlling flow in plumbing.
- The hammer of a firearm.
- (slang, vulgar) The penis.
- (curling) The circle at the end of the rink.
- The state of being cocked; an upward turn, tilt or angle.
- (UK, pejorative, slang) A stupid person.
- (UK, informal) An informal term of address.
- All right,
- (transitive) To lift the cock of a firearm; to prepare (a gun) to be fired.
- (transitive) To turn or twist something upwards or to one side.
- (UK, transitive, slang) To copulate with.
- A toothed implement for grooming the hair.
- A machine used in separating choice cotton fibers from worsted cloth fibers.
- A fleshy growth on the top of the head of some birds and reptiles: crest.
- An old English measure of corn equal to the half quarter.
- 1882, But the comb or half quarter is very general in the Eastern counties, particularly in Norfolk. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, page 207.
- The top part of a gun"s stock.
- To groom the hair with a toothed implement.
- To separate choice cotton fibers from worsted cloth fibers.
- To search thoroughly as if raking over an area with a comb.
- contentment, Contentment, ease.
- Sleep in with our new mattress.
- the comforts of home
- A consolation; something relieving suffering or worry.
- We still have the spare tire? That's a at least.
- A cause of relief or satisfaction.
- The outcome of the peace negotiations in Moscow in 1940 was a heavy blow to the young nation, but in the same time a great : at least the independency was preserved.
- (transitive): To provide to or relieve suffering.
- Rob comforted Aaron because he was lost and very sad.
- To make the physical circumstances comfortable.
adjective (more comfortable, most comfortable)
- Providing comfort; agreeable
- This is the most bed I've ever slept in
- Leaving little risk
- The home team is ahead by a margin
adjective (er, more)
- mutual, Mutual good, shared by more than one.
- a tract of land in common ownership
- mutual, Mutual; shared by more than one.
- The two competitors have the aim of winning the championship.
- Winning the championship is an aim to the two competitors.
- occur, Occurring or happening regularly or frequently; usual.
- It is to find sharks off this coast.
- found, Found in large numbers or in a large quantity.
- Sharks are in these waters.
- simple, Simple, ordinary or vulgar.
- (grammar) In some languages, particularly Germanic languages, of the gender originating from the coalescence of the masculine and feminine categories of nouns.
- Of or pertaining to uncapitalized nouns in English, i.e., common nouns vs. proper nouns
- A friend or companion.
- 1839, J. P. and W. P. Robertson, Letters from Paraguay, comprising an account of four years residence in that republic, under the dictator Francia. John Murray (London), p. 339.
- :Whenever he had a or a friend, it was his bounden duty to do him some service.
verb (conjures, conjuring, conjured, conjured, -) (transitive or intransitive)
- To perform magic tricks.
- To summon up a devil etc, using supernatural power.
- To practice black magic.
- To evoke something.
- To imagine something, or picture it in the mind.
- To make an urgent request; to appeal or beseech.
- To conspire or plot.
- (context, chiefly, North America) A small flat, baked cake which is either crisp or soft but firm (often with chocolate chips, candies or nuts mixed in.)
- (context, Scotland) a bun.
- (computing, browsers) An HTTP cookie, web cookie.
- (computing) A magic cookie.
- A young, attractive woman. As it is often intended to sexually objectify said woman, it can be seen as offensive (though only mildly, as it is a somewhat dated term, but not yet obsolete).
verb (corrugat, ing)
- (context, of the skin) To wrinkle
- to fold into parallel folds, grooves or ridges
- a person who tends cattle
- a person who tends cattle in the US West or Southwest
- a person from the US West or Southwest
- a person who dresses like a US cowboy, especially one who wears a cowboy hat
- a fan of Country-Western music
- (context, UK, colloquial) a dishonest and incompetent independent tradesman. A cowboy plumber may collect a large fee in advance, and leave floods and the need for expensive corrective work behind.
- (slang) a king (the playing card)
- A cowboy (person who tends cattle on horseback)
- A thin and usually jagged space opened in a previously solid material.
- A large had formed in the roadway.
- A narrow opening.
- We managed to squeeze through a in the rock wall.
- When forming an opening, a small amount.
- Open the door a .
- (context, onomatopoetic) The sharp sound made when solid material breaks.
- The of the falling branch could be heard for miles.
- (context, onomatopoetic) Any sharp sound.
- The of the bat hitting the ball.
- A sharply humorous comment; a wisecrack.
- I didn't appreciate that about my hairstyle.
- (vulgar) The space between the buttocks.
- Pull up your pants! Your is showing.
- (context, Scots language, common in lowland Scotland and Ulster) conviviality; good conversation, chat, gossip, or humourous storytelling; good company.
- The was guid.
- Thon was guid .
- He/she is quare good .
- The party was great .
- (context, Geordie) Business/events
- What's the ?
- (computing) A program, password or procedure designed to circumvent restrictions or usage limits on software.
- (context, slang) A potent, relatively cheap, addictive variety of cocaine; often a rock, usually smoked through a crack-pipe.
- w:Whitney Houston, Whitney Houston:
- : I wouldn't use it, if I was going to use it I can afford real cocaine. Crack is wack.
- (context, Cumbrian, elsewhere throughout the North of the UK) a meaningful chat.
- (vulgar, slang) vagina.
- I'm so horny even the of dawn isn't safe!
- (colloquial) An opportunity to attempt something.
- I'd like to take a at that game.
- (Ireland) (colloquial) good fun. (See usage note re Scots sense).
- 2006, Patrick McCabe?, Winterwood, Bloomsbury 2007, p. 10:
- :By the time we've got a good drunk on us there'll be more in this valley than the night I pissed on the electric fence!
- (intransitive) To form cracks.
- It's been so dry, the ground is starting to .
- (intransitive) To break apart under pressure.
- When I tried to stand on the chair, it cracked.
- (intransitive) To become debilitated by psychological pressure.
- Anyone would after being hounded like that.
- (intransitive) To yield under interrogation.
- When we showed him the pictures of the murder scene, he cracked.
- (intransitive) To make a cracking sound.
- The bat cracked with authority and the ball went for six.
- (context, intransitive, of a voice) To change rapidly in register.
- His voice cracked with emotion.
- (context, intransitive, of a pubescent boy's voice) To alternate between high and low register in the process of eventually lowering.
- His voice finally cracked when he was fourteen.
- (intransitive) To make a sharply humorous comment.
- "I would too, with a face like that," she cracked.
- (computing) To circumvent software restrictions such as regional coding or time limits.
- That software licence will expire tomorrow unless we can it.
- (transitive) To make a crack or cracks in.
- The ball cracked the window.
- (transitive) To break open or crush to small pieces by impact or stress.
- You'll need a hammer to a black walnut.
- (transitive) To strike forcefully.
- She cracked him over the head with her handbag.
- (transitive) To open slightly.
- Could you please the window?
- (transitive) To cause to yield under interrogation or other pressure. (Figurative)
- They managed to him on the third day.
- (transitive) To solve a difficult problem. (i, Figurative, from cracking a nut.)
- I've finally cracked it, and of course the answer is obvious in hindsight.
- (transitive) To cause to make a sharp sound.
- 2001: Doug McGuinn?, The Apple Indians
- : Hershell cracked his knuckles, a nervous habit that drove Inez crazy....
- (transitive, chemistry, informal) To break down (a complex molecule), especially with the application of heat: to pyrolyse.
- Acetone is cracked to ketene and methane at 700 Â°C.
- (transitive, colloquial) To open a canned beverage, or any packaged drink or food.
- I'd love to open a beer.
- (transitive) To tell (a joke).
- Highly trained and competent.
- Even a team of investigators would have trouble solving this case.
- The act of moving slowly on hands and knees etc, or with frequent stops
- A rapid swimming stroke with alternate overarm strokes and a fluttering kick
- (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.
- (intransitive) To move forward slowly, with frequent stops.
- The rush-hour traffic crawled around the bypass.
- (intransitive) To act in a servile manner
- Don't come crawling to me with your useless apologies!
- (intransitive) To teem; to be covered or swarming (with)
- ''The crime scene was crawling with police and reporters.
- (intransitive) To feel a swarming sensation
- ''The horrible sight made my skin .
- (intransitive) To swim using the crawl stroke
- I think I'll the next hundred metres.
- (transitive) To move over an area on hands and knees.
- The baby crawled the entire second floor.
- (intransitive) To visit while becoming inebriated
- They crawled the downtown bars.
- (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.
- Any plant (as ivy or periwinkle) that grows by creeping
- a person who crawls or creeps along the ground
- a device which allows a small child to safely roam around a room from a seated or standing position
- (nautical) a small, four-hooked grapnel used to recover objects dropped onto the sea bed
- (offensive) a person who has severe impairment in his physical ability, abilities because of deformation, injury, or amputation of parts of the body.
verb (crippl, ing)
- He returned from war a cripple . This use is politically incorrect.
- a shortened wooden stud or brace used to construct the portion of a wall above a door or above and below a window.
- to make someone a cripple; to cause someone to get a physical disability
- The car bomb crippled five passers-by.
- (figuratively) to damage seriously; to destroy
- My ambitions were crippled by a lack of money.
- to release a product (especially a computer program) with reduced functionality, in some cases, making the item essentially worthless.
- The word processor was released in a crippled demonstration version that did not allow you to save.
- crippled, Crippled.
- 1599 " w:William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, s:The_Life_of_Henry_the_Fifth, Henry V, iv 1
- :And chide the tardy-gaited night, who, like a foul and ugly witch, doth limp so tediously away.
- The part of milk that coagulates when it sours or is treated with enzymes; used to make cottage cheese.
- To form curd; to curdle.
- A piece of cloth covering a window to keep the sun from shining inside.
- A similar piece of cloth that separates the audience and the stage in a theater.
- To cover (a window) with a curtain; to hang curtains.