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face Tweet Definition of face Like Definition of face on Facebook
noun
  1. (anatomy) The front part of the head, featuring the eyes, nose, and mouth and the surrounding area.
She has a pretty .
  1. One's facial expression.
Why the sad ?
  1. The public image.
The of this company.
  1. (geometry) Any of the flat bounding surfaces of a polyhedron.
  2. The numbered dial of a clock or watch.
  3. (cricket) The front surface of a bat.
  4. (slang) The mouth.
Shut your !
He's always stuffing his with chips.
  1. (slang) Makeup.
I'll be out in a sec, just let me put on my .
  1. (slang, professional wrestling) The good guy; a wrestler embodying heroic or virtuous traits.
The fans cheered on the as he made his comeback.
  1. Any surface; especially a front or outer one.
Put a big sign on each of the building that can be seen from the road.
They climbed the north of the mountain.
  1. (cards) the side of the card that shows its value (as opposed to the back side, which looks the same on all cards of the deck)
verb (fac, es)
  1. (transitive, of a person or animal) to position oneself or itself so as to have one's face closest to (something).
Face the sun.
  1. (transitive, of an object) to have its front closest to (something else).
Turn the chair so it faces the table.
  1. (transitive) To deal with (a difficult situation or person).
I'm going to have to this sooner or later.
  1. (intransitive) To have the front in a certain direction.
The bunkers faced north and east, toward Germany.
  1. (intransitive) (cricket) To be the striking batsman.
adjective
  1. (slang, professional wrestling) (rfd-sense) Describing the good guy wrestler.
faro Tweet Definition of faro Like Definition of faro on Facebook
noun
  1. A gambling game at cards, in which all the other players play against the dealer or banker.
fascination Tweet Definition of fascination Like Definition of fascination on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of fascinate, fascinating, bewitching, or enchanting; enchantment; witchcraft; the exercise of a powerful or irresistible influence on the affections or passions; unseen, inexplicable influence.
  2. The state or condition of being fascinated.
  3. That which fascinates; a charm; a spell.
fine Tweet Definition of fine Like Definition of fine on Facebook
noun
  1. (usually plural) something that is fine; fine particles
    • They filtered silt and fines out of the oil. =
verb (fin, ing)
  1. (transitive) to make finer, purer, or cleaner
  2. (intransitive) to become finer, purer, or cleaner
  3. (transitive) To clarify (wine and beer) by filtration.
adjective (finer, finest)
  1. Of superior quality.
    • The tree frog that they encountered was truly a specimen.
    • Only a really wine could fully complement Lucí­a's hand-made pasta.
      1. Of a particular grade of quality, usually between very good and very fine, and below mint.
    • The small scratch meant that his copy of X-Men
    • 2 was merely when it otherwise would have been near mint.
      1. (context, of weather) Sunny and not raining.
      2. Being acceptable, adequate, passable, or satisfactory.
    • "How are you today?" "Fine."
    • "Will this one do? It's got a dent in it" "Yeah, it'll be , I guess."
    • "It's with me if you stay out late, so long as you're back by three."
      1. Good-looking, attractive.
    • "That man is so that I'd jump into his pants without a moment's hesitation."
      1. Consisting of especially minute particulate; made up of particularly small pieces.
    • Grind it into a powder.
    • When she touched the artifact, it collapsed into a heap of dust.
      1. Particularly slender; especially thin, narrow, or of small girth.
    • The threads were so that you had to look through a magnifying glass to see them.
      1. Made of slender or thin filaments.
    • They protected themselves from the small parasites with a wire mesh.
      1. Being dismissive, a way to keep to yourself when asked, "How are you?" "Fine"
adverb
  1. expression of agreement
finesse Tweet Definition of finesse Like Definition of finesse on Facebook
noun
  1. The property of having grace, elegance, skill, or balance.
  2. (bridge) A technique which allowing one to promote tricks based on a favorable position of one or more cards in the hands of the opponent.
verb (finess, ing)
  1. To handle or manage carefully, skillfully, or with finesse.
fish Tweet Definition of fish Like Definition of fish on Facebook
noun (collectively (UK) or (US) and when referring to two or more kinds fishes or informally fishies)
  1. (countable) A cold-blooded vertebrate animal that lives in water, moving with the help of fins and breathing with gills.
We have many in our aquarium.
  1. (context, possibly archaic) Any vertebrates that lives in water and cannot live outside it.
  2. (context, collectively) (plural of, fish)
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  1. (countable) A type of fish.
Salmon is a .
God created all the fishes of the world.
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  1. (uncountable) The flesh of the fish used as food.
The seafood pasta had lots of but not enough pasta.
  1. (countable) A period of time spent fishing.
The at the lake didn't prove successful.
  1. (countable) An instance of seeking something.
Merely two fishes for information told the whole story.
  1. (uncountable) A card game in which the object is to obtain pairs of cards.
  2. (context, uncountable, derogatory, slang) Women.
  3. (slang) An easy victim for swindle, swindling.
verb (fish, es)
  1. (intransitive) To try to catch fish, whether successfully or not.
She went to the river to for trout.
  1. (context, intransitive, followed by "about," "around," "through," etc.) To attempt to find or get hold of an object by searching among other objects.
Why are you fishing through in my things?
  1. (context, intransitive, followed by "around") To attempt to obtain information by talking to people.
The detective visited the local pubs fishing around for more information.
  1. (context, intransitive, cricket) Of a batsman, to attempt to hit a ball outside off stump and miss it.
  2. (context, transitive, followed by "for") To attempt to get hold of (an object) that is among other objects.
  • He was fishing for in his pocket the keys.
    1. (context, transitive, figurative, followed by "for") To attempt to gain.
The actors loitered at the door, fishing for compliments.
adjective
  1. Of or relating to fish.
It was a fine dinner.
  1. Of or relating to fishing.
Put the worm on a hook.
five Tweet Definition of five Like Definition of five on Facebook
noun
  1. The digit/figure 5
  2. (US) A five-dollar bill.
Can anyone here change a five?
  1. five o'clock
  2. a five-minute rest:
take five, soldier.
verb (fiv, ing)
  1. (colloquial) To engage in a slapping together of right hands in order to indicate greetings, friendship, or congratulations.
flash Tweet Definition of flash Like Definition of flash on Facebook
noun (flashes)
  1. A sudden, short, temporary burst of light.
  2. (linguistics) A language, created by a repressed minority to maintain cultural identity, that cannot be understood by the ruling class; for example, Ebonics, ebonics.
  3. A very short amount of time.
    • 1876, w:Mark Twain, Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    • :Quick"something must be done! done in a , too! But the very imminence of the emergency paralyzed his invention.
      1. material, Material left around the edge of a mould, moulded part at the parting line of the mould.
      2. (Cockney) The strips of bright cloth or buttons worn around the collars of market traders.
verb (flash, es)
  1. To briefly illuminate a scene.
He flashed the light at the water, trying to see what made the noise.
  1. To blink; to shine or illuminate intermittently.
The light flashed on and off.
  1. To be visible briefly.
The scenery flashed by quickly.
  1. To make visible briefly.
A number will be flashed on the screen.
  1. (computing) To write to the memory of an updatable component such as a BIOS chip or games cartridge.
  2. (colloquial) To expose one's naked body in public briefly.
  3. (metallurgy) To release the pressure from a pressurized vessel.
adjective
  1. (context, UK, and, NZ, slang) expensive, Expensive looking and attention worthy.
:(compare flashy)      
Flip Tweet Definition of Flip Like Definition of Flip on Facebook
proper noun (plural:Flips)
  1. (slang) A Filipino; a person who is of Filipino background.
flush Tweet Definition of flush Like Definition of flush on Facebook
noun (plural:flushes)
  1. A cleansing with plenty of fluid.
  2. Particularly, such a cleansing of a toilet.
  3. (poker) A hand consisting of all cards with the same suit.
adjective
  1. smooth, even, aligned; not sticking out.
Sand down the excess until it is with the surface.
  1. wealthy or well off.
fold Tweet Definition of fold Like Definition of fold on Facebook
noun
  1. the act of folding
  2. a bend or crease.
  3. any correct move in origami.
verb (folds, folding, folded, folded or rarely folden)
  1. (transitive) to bend (any thin material, such as paper) over so that it comes in contact with itself.
  2. (transitive) to make the proper arrangement (in a thin material) by bending.
If you the sheets, they'll fit more easily in the drawer.
  1. (Informal) to fall over.
  2. (intransitive) to give way on a point or in an argument.
  3. (intransitive) (poker) To withdraw from betting.
  4. (transitive) To stir gently, with a folding action.
Fold the egg whites into the batter.
  1. (intransitive) Of a company, to cease to trade.
Force Tweet Definition of Force Like Definition of Force on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A mystical power which is the object of the Jedi and Sith religions.
forehand Tweet Definition of forehand Like Definition of forehand on Facebook
noun
  1. (racket sports) a stroke in which the palm of the hand faces the direction of the stroke
  2. (disc sports) a throw similar to a sidearm throw in baseball, where the disc remains on the throwing-arm side of the body and is led by the middle finger
forfeit Tweet Definition of forfeit Like Definition of forfeit on Facebook
verb (forfeits, forfeiting, forfeited, forfeit)
  1. To suffer the loss of something by wrongdoing or non-compliance
    He forfeited his last chance of an early release from jail by repeatedly attacking another inmate.
  2. To give up in defeat
    ''The army waved their white flag, signifying their forfeit.
foul Tweet Definition of foul Like Definition of foul on Facebook
noun
  1. (basketball) The act of making contact with an opposing player in order to gain advantage.
  2. (baseball) A foul ball, a ball which has been hit outside of the base lines.
Jones hit a up over the screen.
verb
  1. (transitive) To make dirty.
He's fouled her diapers.
  1. (transitive) To besmirch.
He's fouled his reputation.
  1. (transitive) To clog or obstruct.
The hair has fouled the drain.
  1. (transitive, nautical) To entangle.
The kelp has fouled the prop.
  1. (transitive, basketball) To make contact with an opposing player in order to gain advantage.
Smith fouled him hard.
  1. (transitive, baseball) To hit outside of the baselines.
Jones fouled the ball off the facing of the upper deck.
  1. (intransitive) To become clogged.
''The drain fouled.
  1. (intransitive) To become entangled.
The prop fouled on the kelp.
  1. (intransitive, basketball) To commit a foul.
Smith fouled within the first minute of the quarter.
  1. (intransitive, baseball) To hit a ball outside of the baselines.
Jones fouled for strike one.
adjective
  1. Covered with, or containing, extraneous matter which is injurious, noxious, offensive, or obstructive; filthy; dirty; not clean; polluted; nasty; defiled; as, a foul cloth; foul hands; a foul chimney; foul air; a ship's bottom is foul when overgrown with barnacles; a gun becomes foul from repeated firing; a well is foul with polluted water.
Cap'n, she's all fouled up.
  1. Scurrilous; obscene or profane; abusive; as, foul words; foul language.
The rascal spewed forth a series of pronouncements.
  1. Hateful; detestable; shameful; odious; wretched.
He has a set of friends.
  1. Loathsome; disgusting; as, a foul disease.
This food is making me wretch.
  1. Ugly; homely; poor.
  2. Not favorable; unpropitious; not fair or advantageous; as, a foul wind; a foul road; cloudy or rainy; stormy; not fair; -- said of the weather, sky, etc.
Some weather is brewing.
  1. Not conformed to the established rules and customs of a game, conflict, test, etc.; unfair; dishonest; dishonorable; cheating; as, foul play.
Foul play is not suspected.
  1. (nautical) Having freedom of motion interfered with by collision or entanglement; entangled; -- opposed to clear; as, a rope or cable may get foul while paying it out.
We've got a anchor.
  1. (baseball) Outside of the base lines.
Jones hit ball after foul ball.
foundation Tweet Definition of foundation Like Definition of foundation on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of founding, fixing, establishing, or beginning to erect.
The of his institute has been wrought with difficulty.
  1. That upon which anything is founded; that on which anything stands, and by which it is supported; the lowest and supporting layer of a superstructure; groundwork; basis.
  2. The lowest and supporting part or member of a wall, including the base course (see Base course (a), under Base, n.) and footing courses; in a frame house, the whole substructure of masonry.
The foundations of this construction have been laid out.
  1. A donation or legacy appropriated to support a charitable institution, and constituting a permanent fund; endowment.
  2. That which is founded, or established by endowment; an endowed institution or charity.
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four Tweet Definition of four Like Definition of four on Facebook
noun
  1. (countable) The digit or figure 4; an occurrence thereof.
  2. (context, cricket, countable) A score of 4 runs.
fourchette Tweet Definition of fourchette Like Definition of fourchette on Facebook
noun
  1. (anatomy) A fork-shaped structure, specifically the fold of skin where the labia minora meet above the perineum (the frenulum labiorum pudendi).
  2. A fork-shaped instrument or device, specifically the forked structure between two fingers of a glove.
frame Tweet Definition of frame Like Definition of frame on Facebook
noun
  1. The structural elements of a building or other constructed object.
  • Now that the is complete, we can start on the walls.''
    1. The structure of a person's body.
His starved flesh hung loosely on his once imposing .
  1. A rigid, generally rectangular mounting for paper, canvas or other flexible material.
The painting was housed in a beautifully carved .
  1. A piece of photographic film containing an image.
A film projector shows many frames in a single second.
  1. A context for understanding or interpretation.
In this , it's easy to ask the question that the investigators missed.
  1. (snooker) A complete game of snooker, from break-off until all the balls (or as many as necessary to win) have been potted.
  2. (computing) An independent chunk of data sent over the wires of a network.
  3. (context, bowling) A set of balls whose results are added together for scoring purposes. Usually two balls, but only one ball in the case of a strike, and three balls in the case of a strike or a spare in the last frame of a game.
  4. (philately) The outer decorated portion of a stamp's image, often repeated on several issues although the inner picture may change.
  5. (context, animation) A division of time on a multimedia timeline, such as 1/30th of a second.
verb (fram, ing)
  1. (transitive) Of a constructed object such as a building, to put together the structural elements.
  • Once we finish framing the house, we'll hang tin on the roof.
    1. (transitive) Of a picture such as a painting or photograph, to add a decorative border.
    2. (transitive) To position visually within a fixed boundary.
The director frames the fishing scene very well.
  1. (transitive) To construct in words so as to establish a context for understanding or interpretation.
  • How would you your accomplishments?
  • The way the opposition has framed the argument makes it hard for us to win.
    1. (transitive) Of a presumably innocent person, to cause to appear guilty.
  • The gun had obviously been placed in her car in an effort to her.
  • frozen Tweet Definition of frozen Like Definition of frozen on Facebook
    verb
    1. (past participle of, freeze)
      • The mammoth was shortly after death.
    adjective
    1. The state of that which freezes; in ice form.
      • The mammoth has been for ten thousand years.
        1. immobilized
      • I just stood as the robber pointed at me with his gun.''
    full Tweet Definition of full Like Definition of full on Facebook
    verb
    1. To make cloth denser and firmer by soaking, beating and pressing, to waulk, walk
    adjective
    1. Containing the maximum possible amount of that which can fit in the space available.
    The jugs were to the point of overflowing.
    1. Complete; with nothing omitted.
    Our book gives treatment to the subject of angling.
    1. Total, entire.
    She had tattoos the length of her arms.
    He was prosecuted to the extent of the law.
    1. (informal) satisfied, especially in relation to eating.
    "I'm ", he said, pushing back from the table.
    1. Of a garment, of a size that is ample, wide, or having ample folds or pleats to be comfortable.
    She needed her clothing during her pregnancy.
    1. Having depth and body; rich.
    full house Tweet Definition of full house Like Definition of full house on Facebook
    noun
    1. In the card game of poker, a hand that consists of three of a kind and a pair.

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