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Calcutta Tweet Definition of Calcutta Like Definition of Calcutta on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Former name of Kolkata, the State capital of West Bengal (India).
call Tweet Definition of call Like Definition of call on Facebook
noun
  1. A telephone conversation.
I received several phone calls today.
I received several calls today.
  1. A social visit.
I paid a to a dear friend of mine.
  1. A cry or shout.
He heard a from the other side of the room.
  1. The characteristic cry of a bird.
That sound is the distinctive of the cuckoo bird.
  1. A beckoning or summoning.
I had to yield to the of the wild.
  1. (finance): A contract to buy stock (See w:stock_option for further reading); compare put.
  2. (Cricket) The act of calling to the other batsman.
  3. (Cricket) The state of being the batsman whose role it is to call (depends on where the ball goes.)
  4. (Medicine) An overnight duty in the hospital.
  5. (computing) The act of jumping to a subprogram, saving the means to return to the point.
  6. A statement of a particular state, or rule, made in many games such as bridge, craps, jacks, and so on.
There was a 20 dollar bet on the table, and my was 9.
verb
  1. To request, summon, or beckon.
That person is hurt, for help!
  1. To cry or shout.
I can't see you. Call out to me so I can find you.
  1. To contact by telephone.
Why don't you me in the morning.
  1. To pay a social visit.
We could always on a friend.
  1. To name or refer to.
Why don't we dispense with the formalities. Please me Al.
  1. (reflexively: to be called) Of a person, to have as one's name; of a thing, to have as its name.
I'm called John.
A very tall building is called a skyscraper.
  1. (Cricket) (of a batsman): To shout directions to the other batsman on whether or not they shoud take a run.
  2. (Cricket) (of a fielder): To shout to other fielders that he intends to take a catch (thus avoiding collisions.)
  3. (poker): To match or equal the amount of poker chips in the pot as the player that bet.
  4. (with an object preceded by the preposition for) To require, demand
  1. Verb, demand.
This job calls for patience.
  1. To state, or invoke a rule, in many games such as bridge, craps, jacks, and so on.
My partner called 2 spades.
canasta Tweet Definition of canasta Like Definition of canasta on Facebook
noun
  1. a card game, using two packs, similar to rummy, where the object is to meld groups of the same rank
card Tweet Definition of card Like Definition of card on Facebook
noun
  1. A flat, normally rectangular piece of stiff paper, plastic etc. especially: one of a pack bearing numbers and symbols used in playing a variety of card games, e.g. a post card, a greeting card (Christmas, birthday etc.,) an identification card, a credit card, a business card, an index card, a baseball card or a warning card.
  2. (informal) An amusing but slightly foolish person.
  3. (context, rare, textiles) A device to raise the nap on a fabric.
  4. (context, rare, textiles) A machine for disentagling the fibres of wool prior to spinning.
  5. (Cricket) A tabular presentation of the key statistics of an innings or match:- batsman, batsmen's scores and how they were dismissed, extras, total score and bowling figures.
  1. (horse racing) A listing of the runners and riders, together with colours and recent form, for all the races on a particular day at a particular racecourse
verb (cards, carding, carded)
  1. To check IDs at a venue with a minimum age requirement
They have to anybody who looks 30 or younger.
  1. (context, rare, textiles) To use the above device or machine.
  2. To scrape or tear someone's flesh using a metal comb, as a form of torture
cardsharp Tweet Definition of cardsharp Like Definition of cardsharp on Facebook
noun
  1. One who is skilled at card games, especially at cheating in them.
One of Tim's great-grandparents had been a in the wild west, and had been shot dead during a game.
carom Tweet Definition of carom Like Definition of carom on Facebook
noun
  1. (Billiards) A shot in which the ball struck with the cue comes in contact with two or more balls on the table; a hitting of two or more balls with the player's ball; in England it is called cannon.
verb
  1. (intransitive) To make a carom. (webster) to proceed in a regular and oscillatory manner, usually at low frequency, as in the path of the sun around the galactic centre (which takes 250 million years) with a bobbing motion across the galactic plane of frequency 60 million years, ie about four times every circuit. (See: Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan, "Comet", p 298, First Pocket Books, Simon and Schuster 1986).
carrom Tweet Definition of carrom Like Definition of carrom on Facebook
noun
  1. (alternative spelling of, carom)
carte blanche Tweet Definition of carte blanche Like Definition of carte blanche on Facebook
noun (pluralcartes blanches)
  1. Unrestricted power to act at one's own discretion; unconditional authority
They gave the contractor to modernize the kitchen.
casino Tweet Definition of casino Like Definition of casino on Facebook
noun
  1. A public building or room for entertainment, especially gambling.
  2. A card game for two to four players. (Also spelled cassino.)

Supplemental Details:


Casino - A public place, generally a building for entertainment, almost always housing gambling. A casino usually provides visitors the ability to play table games, such as blackjack or roulette, slot machines and sometimes sports betting. With the rise of internet usage, the casino has expanded into the virtual world of online gambling. This has led to a modifier of "online" or "land based" often being placed before the term "casino".

From: www.online-gambling.com.


     
catch Tweet Definition of catch Like Definition of catch on Facebook
noun (es, -)
  1. (countable) The act of catching an object in motion in the air.
The player made an impressive by leaping into the air.
Nice !
  1. (countable) The act of noticing, understanding or hearing.
Good . I would never have remembered that.
  1. (uncountable) The game of catching a ball.
The kids love to play .
  1. (countable) A find, in particular a boyfriend/girlfriend.
Did you see his latest ?
  1. (context, countable, uncountable) That which is captured or the amount which is captured, especially of fish.
The boaters took a picture of their biggest .
  1. (countable) A clasp which stops something from opening.
She installed a sturdy to keep her cabinets closed tight.
  1. A emotion-caused pause in voice
There was a in his voice when he spoke his father's name.
  1. (countable) A problem, a snag, especially in a deal or negotiation; a hitch
It sounds like a great idea, but what's the ?
verb (catches, catching, caught)
  1. (transitive) To capture, especially in the hands.
I will throw you the ball, and you it.
I hope I a fish.
  1. (transitive) To understand.
''Did you his name?
  1. (transitive) To notice.
Did you the way she looked at him?
  1. (transitive) To detect; sense.
He was caught on video robbing the bank.
  1. (transitive) To seize an opportunity
I have some free time tonight so I think I'll a movie.
  1. (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.
  1. (intransitive) To engage, stick, or grasp.
Push it in until it catches.
  1. (intransitive) To hesitate, as if momentarily stuck.
His voice caught when he came to his father's name.
  1. (transitive) To make contact with.
The punch caught him in the shoulder.
  1. (computing) To handle an error, especially an exception.
category Tweet Definition of category Like Definition of category on Facebook
noun (categories)
  1. A group, often named or numbered, to which items are assigned based on similarity or defined criteria.
This steep and dangerous climb belongs to the most difficult .
I wouldn't put this book in the same as the author's first novel.
  1. (mathematics) A collection of objects, together with a transitively closed collection of composable arrows between them, such that every object has an identity arrow.
One well-known has sets as objects and functions as arrows.
cat's cradle Tweet Definition of cat Like Definition of cat
noun (wikipedia, Cat's cradle (string game), Cat's cradle)
  1. A children's string game
charade Tweet Definition of charade Like Definition of charade on Facebook
noun
  1. Something apparently real but based on pretence/pretense.
She said she loved me but it was only a .
  1. (i, in plural) A party game in which players mime a word or phrase that the other players must try to guess.
chemin de fer Tweet Definition of chemin de fer Like Definition of chemin de fer on Facebook
noun
  1. A card game, a variation of baccarat.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 603-4:
    • :"Come on," Kit motioning her with his head over to a chemin-de-fer table
Chevy Tweet Definition of Chevy Like Definition of Chevy on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (colloquial) A Chevrolet car.
Chip Tweet Definition of Chip Like Definition of Chip on Facebook
nounSeechipproper noun
  1. A male given name.
verbSeechip
cinch Tweet Definition of cinch Like Definition of cinch on Facebook
noun
  1. A simple saddle girth used in Mexico.
  2. (colloquial) Something that is very easy to do.
No problem ... it's a cinch.
  1. (colloquial) a firm hold
verb (cinches, cinching, cinched)
  1. To bring to certain conclusion.
  2. To tighten down.
cinque Tweet Definition of cinque Like Definition of cinque on Facebook
noun
  1. the number five as seen on a die or on a card
Clear Tweet Definition of Clear Like Definition of Clear on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, Clear (Scientology))
  1. (Scientology) An idea state of beingness free of unwanted influences.
coffeehouse Tweet Definition of coffeehouse Like Definition of coffeehouse on Facebook
noun
  1. A caf, a cafeteria where coffee is served
cog Tweet Definition of cog Like Definition of cog on Facebook
noun
  1. (historical) A ship of burden, or war with a round, bulky hull.
verb (cog, g, ed)
  1. to cheat at dice
  2. to cheat; to play or gamble fraudulently
cold Tweet Definition of cold Like Definition of cold on Facebook
noun
  1. A condition of low temperature.
Come in, out of the .
  1. (medicine) A common, usually harmless, viral illness, usually with congestion of the nasal passages and sometimes fever.
I caught a miserable and had to stay home for a week.
adjective
  1. (context, of a thing) having a low temperature.
A wind whistled through the trees.
  1. (context, of the weather) causing the air to be cold.
The forecast is that it will be very today.
  1. (context, of a person or animal) feeling the sensation of coldness, especially to the point of discomfort.
She was so she was shivering.
  1. Unfriendly, emotionally distant or unfeeling.
She shot me a glance before turning her back.
  1. Completely unprepared.
The speaker went in and floundered for a topic.
contractor Tweet Definition of contractor Like Definition of contractor on Facebook
noun
  1. A person who executes the building or improving of buildings.
  2. A person or company that performs specific tasks like electrical or plumbing work in construction projects.
  3. A person or company hired to maintain existing facilities like air conditioning systems, groundskeeping, etc.
conundrum Tweet Definition of conundrum Like Definition of conundrum on Facebook
noun (conundrums, pl2=conundra)
  1. A difficult question or riddle, especially one using a play on words in the answer.
    • 1816, w:Jane Austen, Jane Austen, s:Emma, Emma, s:Emma/Volume 1/Chapter 2, Vol. 1, Ch. 2
    • : "Why should I understand that, or anything else?" asked the girl. "Don"t bother my head by asking conundrums, I beg of you. Just let me discover myself in my own way."
      1. A difficult choice or decision that must be made.
convention Tweet Definition of convention Like Definition of convention on Facebook
noun
  1. The gerund (verbal noun) of to convene; a meeting or a gathering.
  2. (italbrac, often with "by") A protocol; a preferred method of accomplishing a task.
counter Tweet Definition of counter Like Definition of counter on Facebook
noun
  1. An object (now especially a small disc) used in counting or keeping count, or as a marker in games, etc.
He rolled a six on the dice, so moved his forward six spaces.
  1. (curling) Any stone lying closer to the center than any of the opponent's stones.
  2. A table or board on which money is counted and over which business is transacted; a shop tabletop on which goods are examined, weighed or measured.
He put his money on the , and the shopkeeper put it in the till.
  1. One who counts, or reckons up; a reckoner.
He's only 16 months, but is already a good - he can count to 100.
  1. A telltale; a contrivance attached to an engine, printing press, or other machine, for the purpose of counting the revolutions or the pulsations.
  2. (historical) The prison attached to a city court; a Counter.
  3. (context, grammar) a class of word used along with numbers to count objects and events, typically mass nouns. Although rare and optional in English (e.g. "20 head of cattle"), they are numerous and required in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
  4. In a kitchen, a surface, often built into the wall and above a cabinet, whereon various food preparations take place.
verb
  1. To contradict, oppose.
  2. (context, boxing) To return a blow while receiving one, as in boxing.
    • "His left hand countered provokingly." -C. Kingsley.
      1. To take action in response to; to respond.
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adjective
  1. contrary, Contrary; opposite; contrasted; opposed; adverse; antagonistic.
His carrying a knife was to my plan.
adverb
  1. Contrary, in opposition; in an opposite direction.
"Running to all the rules of virtue." -Locks.
cover Tweet Definition of cover Like Definition of cover on Facebook
noun
  1. A lid.
  2. The hiding from view.
  3. The front and back of a book or magazine.
  4. The top sheet of a bed.
  5. (music) A cover version; a cover song.
  6. (cricket) A fielding position on the off side, between point and mid off, about 30° forward of square; a fielder in this position.
  7. A setting at a restaurant table.
We need to set another for the Smith party.
  1. (topology) A set (more often known as a family) of sets, whose union contains the given set.
The open intervals are a for the real numbers.
  1. A cover charge.
There's a $15 tonight.
  1. (philately) An envelope complete with stamps and postmarks etc.
  2. (military) A solid object, including terrain, that provides protection from enemy fire.
  3. (legal) In commercial law, refers to a buyer"s purchase on the open market of goods similar or identical to the goods contracted for after a seller has breached a contract of sale by failure to deliver the goods contracted for.
verb
  1. To place something over or upon to conceal or protect.
  2. To feature, discuss, or mention.
  3. To provide enough money for.
We've earned enough money to cover most of our costs.
  1. (music) To make a cover version of (a song that was originally recorded by another artist).
  2. (context, military, police) To protect using an aimed firearm and the threat of firing; or to protect using continuous, heaving fire at or in the direction of the enemy so as to force the enemy to remain in cover; or to threaten using an aimed firearm and the threat of firing.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to the front cover of a book or magazine.
  2. (music) Originally recorded by one artist, but later rerecorded by another artist.
  3. Of, pertaining to, or consisting of cover versions.
crambo Tweet Definition of crambo Like Definition of crambo on Facebook
noun
  1. A guessing game in which players guess words that rhyme with a clue word, seeking a word that is kept secret or concealed.
crap Tweet Definition of crap Like Definition of crap on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, obsolete) The husk of grain; chaff.
  2. (slang) Something of poor quality.
The long-running game show went from offering good prizes to in no time.
  1. (slang, vulgar) Something that is rubbish; nonsense.
The college student boasted of completing a 10,000-word essay on Shakespeare, but the professor judged it to be nothing but utter .
  1. (slang, vulgar) faeces, Faeces.
''I have to take a
verb (crap, p, ing)
  1. (slang) To defecate.
craps Tweet Definition of craps Like Definition of craps on Facebook
verb
  1. (third-person singular of, crap)
crib Tweet Definition of crib Like Definition of crib on Facebook
noun
  1. A baby"s bed (British and Australasian cot) with high, often slatted, often moveable sides, suitable for a child who has outgrown a cradle or bassinet.
1889In two minutes I was kneeling by the child"s , and Sandy was dispatching servants here, there, and everywhere, all over the palace. I took in the situation almost at a glance -- membranous croup! " Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur"s Court.
  1. A bed for a child older than a baby.
1848a day or two afterwards I learned that Miss Temple, on returning to her own room at dawn, had found me laid in the little ; my face against Helen Burns"s shoulder, my arms round her neck. I was asleep, and Helen was -- dead. " Charlotte Bronte, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=text&offset=110893069&textreg=2&query=crib&id=BroJanI Jane Eyre.
  1. (nautical) A small sleeping berth in a packet ship or other small vessel
  2. A wicker basket; c.f. Moses basket.
  3. The baby Jesus and the manger in a creche or Nativity scene, consisting of statues of Mary, Joseph and various other characters such as the magi.
  4. A manger, a feeding trough for animals elevated off the earth or floor, especially one for fodder such as hay.
  5. A bin for drying or storing grain, as with a corn crib.
1835...I began to think of my horse. He, however, like an old campaigner, had taken good care of himself. I found him paying assiduous attention to the of Indian corn, and dexterously drawing forth and munching the ears that protruded between the bars. " Washington Irving, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=text&offset=373857131&textreg=2&query=crib&id=IrvTour A Tour on the Prairies, Chapter 35.
  1. A small room, especially one of rough construction, used for storage or penning animals.
  2. A small, covered structure for confining animals.
1871A kitchen, a meat-house, a dairy, a with two stalls in the rear, one for the horse the other for the cow, were the out-buildings. " Richard Malcolm Johnston, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=381034272&tag=EAF618&query=crib&id=eaf618 Dukesborough Tales.
  1. A stall for large domestic animals.
(RQ:AV)Where no oxen are, the is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox. " Proverbs 14:4 KJV
  1. A confined space, as with a cage or office-cubicle
1846The singers were in a crib of wirework (like a large meat- safe or bird-cage) in one corner " Charles Dickens, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=269586873&tag=Dickens,+Charles,+1812-1870:+Pictures+from+Italy,+1846&query=crib&id=DicPict Pictures from Italy.
  1. A job, a position; (British), an appointment.
1904 He had seen so many lean years of faithful service when the enemy held the corner on all the official cribs that, now in the days of his party"s fatness and of his own righteous reward, the habit of good, honest hustling stuck to him, and he lined up an array of pulls and indorsements that made him swell with happiness every time he went over the list. "Some folks have to die before they can get that sort of thing," he would say as he tapped the bundle of indorsements. Forrest Crissey, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=183688407&tag=Crissey,+Forrest:+Tattlings+of+a+Retired+Politician,+1904&query=crib&id=CriTatt Tattlings of a Retired Politician.
1893...but if I have lost my and get nothing in exchange I shall feel what a soft Johnny I have been. " Arthur Conan Doyle, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=279553798&tag=Doyle,+Arthur+Conan:+The+Adventure+of+the+Stockbroker's+Clerk,+1893&query=crib&id=DoyStoc? "The Adventure of the Stockbroker"s Clerk".
  1. A hovel, a roughly constructed building best suited to the shelter of animals but used for human habitation.
How many thousand of my poorest subjects
Are at this hour asleep! O sleep, O gentle sleep,
Nature"s soft nurse, how have I frighted thee,
That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down
And steep my senses in forgetfulness?
Why rather, sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs,
Upon uneasy pallets stretching thee
And hush"d with buzzing night-flies to thy slumber,
Than in the perfumed chambers of the great,
Under the canopies of costly state,
And lull"d with sound of sweetest melody? " Shakespeare, Henry IV Part 2, Act 3, Scene 1
  1. A hovel or additional room off a hovel, or set of such rooms, used for prostitution.
1905In Los Angeles I saw what was called the "Cribs", one of the most disgraceful conditions. No one stayed there during the day; they were there just for the night only. These poor degraded girls would pay two dollars a night to the owners. " Carry Nation, The Use and Need of the Life of Carry A. Nation, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=text&offset=501910564&textreg=2&query=crib&id=NatUsea Chapter 16.
  1. (slang) One"s residence, or where one normally hangs out.
  2. A boxy structure traditionally built of heavy wooden timbers, to support an existing structure from below, as with a mineshaft or a building being raised off its foundation in preparation for being moved; see cribbing.
  3. (italbrac, usually plural) A collection of quotes or references for use in speaking, for for assembling a written document, or as an aid to a project of some sort; a crib sheet.
These cribs are taken from a Google on "foobar".
  1. (rare) The licit or illicit use of a pony or cheat sheet when taking a test; when illicit, a form of academic dishonesty, and even plagiarism.
1917At school and at college Richard was, to say the least, an indifferent student. And what made this undeniable fact so annoying, particularly to his teachers, was that morally he stood so very high. To "," to lie, or in any way to cheat or to do any unworthy act was, I believe, quite beyond his understanding. " Richard Harding Davis, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=text&offset=188547597&textreg=2&query=crib&id=DavAdve Adventures and Letters of Richard Harding Davis.
  1. (obsolete) A minor theft, extortion or embezzlement, with or without criminal intent.
  2. (context, Cribbage): Short for the card game cribbage.
1913"May we play , Mrs. Radford?" he asked. " D.H. Lawrence, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=427640224&tag=Lawrence,+D.+H.:+Sons+and+Lovers,+1913&query=crib&id=LawSons Sons and Lovers.
  1. (context, Cribbage): The cards discarded by players and used by the dealer.
1814"And that makes thirty-one; -- four in hand and eight in . -- You are to deal, ma"am; shall I deal for you?" " Jane Austen, Mansfield Parkhttp://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=text&offset=79203748&textreg=2&query=crib&id=AusMans Chapter 2.1.
  1. (italbrac, cryptanalysis) A known piece of information corresponding to a section of encrypted text, that is then used to work out the remaining sections.<!--This is not an example of the usage of the word:
Eg, during WW2, British cryptanalysts knew that many German messages contained the term "Heil Hitler", and were able to use this pattern to help work out the day"s encryption codes.-->
  1. (NZ, southern) A small holiday home, often near a beach and of simple construction.
verb (cribb, ing)
(
transitive and intransitive)
  1. To place or confine in a crib.
zeugma, Zeugmatically, she cribbed the baby and then the corn.
  1. To collect one or more passages and/or references for use in a speech, written document or as an aid for some task; to create a crib sheet.
I cribbed the recipe from the Food Network site, but made a few changes of my own.
  1. To install timber supports, as with cribbing.
  2. To cram for a particular subject from notes.
  3. (obsolete) To steal or embezzle, to cheat out of: petty thieving.
It was very easy, Briggs said, to make a galley-slave of a boy all the half-year, and then score him up idle; and to crib two dinners a-week out of his board, and then score him up greedy; but that wasn"t going to be submitted to, he believed, was it? " Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son, 1848, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=text&offset=260418472&textreg=2&query=crib&id=DicDomb Chapter 14.
  1. (rare) To engage in academic dishonesty by the illicit use of a pony or cheat sheet; plagiarism.
  2. (rare) (intransitive) To complain about something.
  3. (phrasal verb) To be cabined and cribbed and confined; to be caged, hemmed in, confined.
But now I am cabin"d, cribb"d, confined, bound in
To saucy doubts and fears. But Banquo"s safe? " Shakespeare, Macbeth'', Act 3, Scene 4.
cribbage Tweet Definition of cribbage Like Definition of cribbage on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, Card games): A point-counting card game for two players, with variants for three or four players; the (cribbage board) used for scoring to 61 or 121 points in numerous small increments is characteristic.
croquet Tweet Definition of croquet Like Definition of croquet on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) A game played on a lawn, in which players use mallets to drive wooden balls through hoops (wickets)
  2. (countable) A shot in this game in which the opponent's ball is driven away by hitting one's own ball when they are in contact
  3. (countable) A croquette.
crossword puzzle Tweet Definition of crossword puzzle Like Definition of crossword puzzle on Facebook
noun
  1. A crossword.
croupier Tweet Definition of croupier Like Definition of croupier on Facebook
noun
  1. The person who collects bets and pays out winnings at a gambling table, such as in a casino.
cruciverbalist Tweet Definition of cruciverbalist Like Definition of cruciverbalist on Facebook
noun
  1. A person who constructs crosswords
cue Tweet Definition of cue Like Definition of cue on Facebook
noun
  1. An action or event that is a signal for somebody to do something.
verb (cues, cueing, cued)
  1. The act of giving someone a cue signal.
cue ball Tweet Definition of cue ball Like Definition of cue ball on Facebook
noun
  1. (snooker, pool, billiards) The white ball which is struck by the cue.
curl Tweet Definition of curl Like Definition of curl on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, Curl, Curl (mathematics))
  1. a piece or lock of curling hair; a ringlet
  2. a spin making the trajectory of an object curve
  3. (weightlifting): Any exercise performed by bending the arms or legs on the exertion, especially those that train the biceps.
  4. (curling) Movement of a moving rock away from a straight line
  5. (mathematics) Vector operator corresponding to the cross product of del and a given vectorial field.
verb
  1. to cause to curve
  2. to make into a curl
  3. (calculus) A vector field denoting the rotation per unit area of a given vector field.
  4. To take part in curling
I at my local club every weekend.
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noun
  1. A soft mass of material stuffed into a cloth bag, used for comfort or support; for sitting on, kneeling on, resting one's head on etc.
  2. Something acting as a cushion, especially to absorb a shock or impact.
  3. (context, sports, billiards, snooker, pool) The lip around a table in cue sports which absorbs some of the impact of the billiard balls and bounces them back.
verb
  1. to provide a soft pillow cushion
  2. to absorb or deaden the impact of something
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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.