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acorn Tweet Definition of acorn Like Definition of acorn on Facebook
noun (plural: acorns)
  1. The fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule.
  2. (nautical) A cone-shaped piece of wood on the point of the spindle above the vane, on the mast-head.
  3. (context, zoology) See acorn-shell.
antimacassar Tweet Definition of antimacassar Like Definition of antimacassar on Facebook
noun
  1. A cover for the back or arms of a chair or sofa, originally to prevent them from being soiled by macassar oil.
apron Tweet Definition of apron Like Definition of apron on Facebook
noun
  1. An article of clothing worn over the front of the torso and/or legs for protection from spills.
  2. The paved area of an airport.
  3. The sides of a trees canopy
arcade Tweet Definition of arcade Like Definition of arcade on Facebook
noun
  1. A row of arch, arches.
  2. A covered passage, usually with shop, shops on both sides.
  3. Establishment running coin-operated games.
Ark Tweet Definition of Ark Like Definition of Ark on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The boat built by the Biblical Noah to carry himself and the animals of the planet during the w:Flood; (see w:Noah's Ark)
  2. The chest carried by the Hebrews containing the stone tablets carved with the Ten Commandments; (see the w:Ark of the Covenant)
armchair Tweet Definition of armchair Like Definition of armchair on Facebook
noun (plural:armchairs)
  1. A chair with supports for the arms or elbows.
    • 1928: w:A._A._Milne, A. A. Milne, w:The_House_at_Pooh_Corner, The House at Pooh Corner
    • : ...when he suddenly saw Piglet sitting in his best he could only stand there rubbing his head and wondering whose house he was in.
adjective
  1. Remote from actual involvement
    These days I'm an detective
armoire Tweet Definition of armoire Like Definition of armoire on Facebook
noun
  1. A type of cupboard, cabinet, or wardrobe - originally used for storing weapons.
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Ash Tweet Definition of Ash Like Definition of Ash on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female, ) a female given name, short form of Ashley and Ashlee
  2. (given name, male, ) a male given name
aster Tweet Definition of aster Like Definition of aster on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of several plants of the genus Aster; one of its flowers.
  2. (biology) A star-shaped structure formed during the mitosis of a cell.

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