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abbreviation
  1. (context, preposition) circa
The document was written in the Middle Ages, 1250.
  1. (context, noun) city
cadet Tweet Definition of cadet Like Definition of cadet on Facebook
noun
  1. A student at a military school who is training to be an officer.
  2. Junior, the younger or youngest son.
campus Tweet Definition of campus Like Definition of campus on Facebook
noun
  1. The grounds or property of a school, college, university, business, church, or hospital, often understood to include buildings and other structures.
The is sixty hectares in size.
  1. An institution of higher education and its ambiance.
During the late 1960s, many an American was in a state of turmoil.
candidate Tweet Definition of candidate Like Definition of candidate on Facebook
noun
  1. A person who is running in an election or who is applying to a position for a job.
  2. A participant in an examination.
certificate Tweet Definition of certificate Like Definition of certificate on Facebook
noun
  1. a document containing a certified statement
  2. a document evidencing ownership or debt
certify Tweet Definition of certify Like Definition of certify on Facebook
verb (certifies, certifying, certified, certified)
  1. to attest to as the truth or meeting a standard
chairman Tweet Definition of chairman Like Definition of chairman on Facebook
noun (chairmen)
  1. The male elected head of a corporate or governmental board of directors.
  2. A seat is also a seat of office, authority, or dignity, such as the chairperson of a professorship at a college or university, or the individual that presides over business proceedings.
chancellor Tweet Definition of chancellor Like Definition of chancellor on Facebook
noun
  1. A judicial court of chancery, which in England and in the United States is distinctively a court with equity jurisdiction.
Chautauqua Tweet Definition of Chautauqua Like Definition of Chautauqua on Facebook
noun
  1. A place in the state of New York where people go over in the summer for vacation to enjoy artistic events.
  2. A kind of travelling tent-show which used to move across America featuring popular talks.
class Tweet Definition of class Like Definition of class on Facebook
noun (es, -)
  1. (countable) A group, collection, category or set sharing characteristics or attributes.
The new Ford Fiesta is set to be best in the 'small family' .
: Often used to imply membership of a large class.
:: This word has a whole of metaphoric extensions.
  1. (countable) A social grouping, based on job, wealth, etc. In Britain, society is commonly split into three main classes; upper class, middle class and working class.
  2. (uncountable) The division of society into classes.
Jane Austen's works deal with in 18th-century England.
  1. (uncountable) Admirable behavior; elegance.
Apologizing for losing your temper, even though you were badly provoked, showed real .
  1. (context, countable, and, uncountable) A group of students in a regularly scheduled meeting with a teacher.
The was noisy, but the teacher was able to get their attention with a story.
  1. A series of classes covering a single subject.
I took the cooking for enjoyment, but I also learned a lot.
  1. (countable) A group of students who commenced or completed their education during a particular year. A school class.
The of 1982 was particularly noteworthy.
  1. (countable) A category of seats in an airplane, train or other means of mass transportation.
I used to fly business , but now my company can only afford economy.
  1. (context, biology, taxonomy, countable) A rank in the classification of organisms, below phylum and above order; a taxon of that rank
Magnolias belong to the Magnoliopsida.
  1. (computing) A set of objects possibly differing in state but not behavior.
  2. (math) A collection of sets definable by a shared property.
The of all sets is not a set.
verb (classes, classing, classed)
  1. (transitive) To assign to a class.
I would this with most of the other mediocre works of the period.
adjective
  1. (context, UK, slang) great; fabulous
classmate Tweet Definition of classmate Like Definition of classmate on Facebook
noun
  1. Someone who is in the same class (in school)
Me and Danny have been classmates for five years, but I've never spoken to him outside of lessons.
classroom Tweet Definition of classroom Like Definition of classroom on Facebook
noun
  1. A room, often in a school, where classes take place
coed Tweet Definition of coed Like Definition of coed on Facebook
noun (coed)
  1. Alternative spelling of co-ed
    1. Noun, co-ed
adjectiveco-ed (not comparable)
  1. Alternative spelling of co-ed
    1. Adjective, co-ed
coeducation Tweet Definition of coeducation Like Definition of coeducation on Facebook
noun
  1. the education of male and female students in the same institution
college Tweet Definition of college Like Definition of college on Facebook
noun
  1. An institution of further education at an intermediate level (in the UK, typically teaching those aged 16 to 19). See also: sixth-form college.
  2. An institution for adult education at a basic or intermediate level (teaching those of any age).
  3. (Used mainly in the formal names of private schools) A secondary school (Eton College).
  4. A non-specialized, semi-autonomous division of a university, with its own faculty, departments, library, etc (Pembroke College, Cambridge; Balliol College, Oxford; University College London).
  5. (Australia) A residential hall of a university, which may be independent or have its own tutors but is not involved in teaching.
  6. (Loosely) Any institution of higher education.
  7. (In the US) An institution of higher education teaching undergraduates and/or graduates. Nearly synonymous with university, with less emphasis on research and may, or may not, have graduate or doctoral programs. Often has an emphasis in a specific academic area (e.g. liberal arts college).
  8. (In the US) A specialized division of a university (College of Engineering).
collegiate Tweet Definition of collegiate Like Definition of collegiate on Facebook
adjective
  1. of, or relating to a college, or college students
composition Tweet Definition of composition Like Definition of composition on Facebook
noun
  1. The combining of different parts to make a whole.
  2. The general makeup of something.
  3. A mixture or compound; the result of composing
  4. A work of music, literature or art.
  5. An essay.
  6. {Linguistics) The formation of compound words from separate words.
  7. (printing) typesetting.
comprehensive Tweet Definition of comprehensive Like Definition of comprehensive on Facebook
noun
  1. A comprehensive school.
adjective
  1. broadly, Broadly or completely covering; include, including a large proportion of something.
comprehensive school Tweet Definition of comprehensive school Like Definition of comprehensive school on Facebook
noun
  1. (british) a normal secondary school, accepting pupils of all abilities; replaced the secondary modern schools and grammar schools
condition Tweet Definition of condition Like Definition of condition on Facebook
noun
  1. A logical clause or phrase that a conditional statement uses. The phrase can either be true or false.
  2. The health status of a medical patient.
  3. The state of any object, referring to the amount of its wear.
verb
  1. To undergo the process of acclimation.
"I became conditioned to the absence of seasons in San Diego."
  1. To subject to different conditions, especially as an exercise.
"They were conditioning their shins in their karate class."
  1. To shape the behaviour of someone to do something.
congregation Tweet Definition of congregation Like Definition of congregation on Facebook
noun
  1. A large gathering of people
  2. A gathering of people in a Christian church, Jewish synagogue, mosque or other religious assembly. It can also refer to the people who are present at a worship service in the building, particularly in contrast to the minister, rabbi or choir who may be seated apart from the general congregation.
convocation Tweet Definition of convocation Like Definition of convocation on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of calling or assembling by summons.
  2. An assembly or meeting.
  3. An assembly of the clergy, by their representatives, to consult on ecclesiastical affairs.
  4. An academical assembly, in which the business of the university is transacted.
cooperative Tweet Definition of cooperative Like Definition of cooperative on Facebook
noun
  1. A type of company that is owned partially or wholly by it's employees, customers or tenants. Abbreviation: co-op.
adjective
  1. Ready to work with another person or in a team; ready to cooperate.
course Tweet Definition of course Like Definition of course on Facebook
noun
  1. An onward movement, progress.
The of events
  1. The itinerary of a race.
The cross-country passes the canal.
  1. A period of learning.
I need to take a French to pep up.
  1. A part of a meal.
We offer seafood as the first .
  1. (sports) The trajectory of a ball, frisbee etc.
  2. (context, navigation) The direction of movement of a vessel at any given moment.
The ship changed its 15 degrees towards south.
  1. (context, navigation) The intended passage of voyage, such as a boat, ship, airplane, spaceship, etc.
A was plotted to traverse the ocean.
  1. (nautical) The lowest square sail in a fully rigged mast, often named according to the mast.
Main course and mainsail are the same thing in a sailing ship.
  1. (context, masonry) A row of bricks or blocks.
On a building that size, two crews could only lay two courses in a day.
  1. The path taken by a waterway.
verb (courses, coursing, coursed)
  1. To run or flow (especially of liquids and more particularly blood).
The oil coursed through the engine.
  1. To pursue by tracking or estimating the course taken by one's prey.
credit Tweet Definition of credit Like Definition of credit on Facebook
noun (credits, -)
  1. (uncountable): Recognition and respect.
I give you for owning up to your mistake.
  1. (uncountable, legal) A privilege of delayed payment extended to a buyer or borrower on the seller's or lender's belief that what is given will be repaid.
    1. (uncountable, business) The provision of resources (such as goods, services, or money) by one party (the creditor) to another party (the debtor) where that second party does not immediately pay the first party for the resources in full, and instead either arranges to pay for or to return those resources or equivalent value at a later date
    In view of your payment record, we are happy to extend further to you.
    1. (uncountable, US) A person's credit rating or creditworthiness, as represented by their history of borrowing and repayment (or non payment).
    What do you mean my is no good?
    1. (accounting) An addition to certain accounts.
    2. (context, tax accounting) A reduction in taxes owed, or a refund for excess taxes paid.
    Didn't you know that the IRS will refund any excess payroll taxes that you paid if you use the 45(B) general business ?
    1. A valuable member.
    That point guard is a to the team.
    1. An arbitrary unit of value, used in many token economies.
    To repair your star cruiser will cost 100,000 credits.
    Would you like to play? I put in a dollar and I've got two credits left.
curriculum Tweet Definition of curriculum Like Definition of curriculum on Facebook
noun (curricula)
  1. the courses offered by a school
curve Tweet Definition of curve Like Definition of curve on Facebook
noun
  1. A gentle bend, such as in a road.
  2. A simple figure containing no straight portions and no angles; a curved line.
  3. (analyticgeom) A continuous map from a one-dimensional space to a multidimensional space.
  4. (geometry) A one-dimensional figure of non-zero length; the graph of a continuous map from a one-dimensional space.
  5. (alggeom) An algebraic curve; a polynomial relation of the planar coordinates.
  6. (topology) A one-dimensional continuum.
  7. (informal, usually in plural curves) The attractive shape of a woman's body.
adjective
  1. (obsolete) Bent without angles; crooked; curved.
a curve line
a curve surface
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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