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Aachen Tweet Definition of Aachen Like Definition of Aachen on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Aalborg Tweet Definition of Aalborg Like Definition of Aalborg on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (Danish) A city and port in Denmark, in N Jutland.
Aalesund Tweet Definition of Aalesund Like Definition of Aalesund on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A variant spelling of í…lesund.
Aarau Tweet Definition of Aarau Like Definition of Aarau on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A town in Northern Switzerland, capital of Aargau canton: capital of the Helvetic Republic from 1798 to 1803.
Aargau Tweet Definition of Aargau Like Definition of Aargau on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A canton of Switzerland (its German name).
Aarhus Tweet Definition of Aarhus Like Definition of Aarhus on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city and port in Denmark, in East Jutland.
ABA Tweet Definition of ABA Like Definition of ABA on Facebook
  1. American Bar Association
Abbeville Tweet Definition of Abbeville Like Definition of Abbeville on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A town in Picardy, France.
Aberdeen Tweet Definition of Aberdeen Like Definition of Aberdeen on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in Scotland
Abidjan Tweet Definition of Abidjan Like Definition of Abidjan on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The de facto capital and largest city of Cí´te d'Ivoire.
Abilene Tweet Definition of Abilene Like Definition of Abilene on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a city in Texas
  2. a city in Kansas
Abington Tweet Definition of Abington Like Definition of Abington on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A small town in Pennsylvania
Abu Dhabi Tweet Definition of Abu Dhabi Like Definition of Abu Dhabi on Facebook
proper noun
  1. One of the United Arab Emirates, and the capital of UAE.
Abyssinia Tweet Definition of Abyssinia Like Definition of Abyssinia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. historical, Historical name of Ethiopia.
Acapulco Tweet Definition of Acapulco Like Definition of Acapulco on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A port and city on the west coast of Mexico, in the state of Guerrero.
Accra Tweet Definition of Accra Like Definition of Accra on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of Ghana.
Acre Tweet Definition of Acre Like Definition of Acre on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Old name of a city in modern Israel famed from the Crusades: see Acco.
  2. A state in northern Brazil, which has Rio Branco as its capital.
Acton Tweet Definition of Acton Like Definition of Acton on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An area of London.
ADA Tweet Definition of ADA Like Definition of ADA on Facebook
  1. w:American Dental Association, American Dental Association
  2. w:Americans for Democratic Action, Americans for Democratic Action
  3. w:Americans with Disabilities Act, Americans with Disabilities Act
  4. w:Assistant District Attorney, Assistant District Attorney
  5. The enzyme adenosine deaminase, specifically that affects RNA. See ADAR.
  6. w:American Diabetes Association, American Diabetes Association
Adams Tweet Definition of Adams Like Definition of Adams on Facebook
proper noun
  1. an English patronymic surname derived from Adam
  2. a Latvian male given name. See Adam.
Addis Ababa Tweet Definition of Addis Ababa Like Definition of Addis Ababa on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of Ethiopia.
Addison Tweet Definition of Addison Like Definition of Addison on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A surname.
  2. (given name, female) of recent usage, following Alison and Madison.
Adelaide Tweet Definition of Adelaide Like Definition of Adelaide on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female, from Germanic, )
  2. State capital of South Australia, named in honor of Queen Adelaide, wife of King Willian IV.
Aden Tweet Definition of Aden Like Definition of Aden on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Seaport and largest city of Yemen.
Adige Tweet Definition of Adige Like Definition of Adige on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Etsch-Adige)
  1. A river in w:South Tyrol, South Tyrol.
Adrian Tweet Definition of Adrian Like Definition of Adrian on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male, from Latin)
Adriatic Sea Tweet Definition of Adriatic Sea Like Definition of Adriatic Sea on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The sea that stretches from the Ionian Sea to the Gulf of Venice. It is located between the Italy, Italian and Balkan peninsulas.
Aegadian Islands Tweet Definition of Aegadian Islands Like Definition of Aegadian Islands on Facebook
proper nounthe Aegadian Islands
  1. A group of islands of Italy off the west coast of Sicily.
Aegean Tweet Definition of Aegean Like Definition of Aegean on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The Aegean Sea.
  1. Of, or relating to the Aegean Sea or the regions bordering it
  2. Of, or relating to the Bronze Age civilization in that region
Aegean Sea Tweet Definition of Aegean Sea Like Definition of Aegean Sea on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A sea of the east northeastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, Mediterranean.
Afghanistan Tweet Definition of Afghanistan Like Definition of Afghanistan on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A landlocked country in Central Asia. Official name: Afghanistan. Capital: Kabul. Official languages: Persian (Dari), Pashto.
Africa Tweet Definition of Africa Like Definition of Africa on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The continent that is south of Europe, east of the Atlantic Ocean, west of the Indian Ocean and north of Antarctica. It holds the following countries:
Central Africa
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Republic of the Congo
Eastern Africa
  • Burundi
  • Comoros
  • Djibouti
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Seychelles
  • Rwanda
  • Somalia " Somaliland " Puntland
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
Northern Africa
  • Algeria
  • Ceuta
  • Egypt
  • Libya
  • Mauritania
  • Melilla
  • Morocco
  • Sudan
  • Tunisia
  • Western Sahara
Southern Africa
  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Reunion
  • Swaziland
  • South Africa
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
Western Africa
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Cí´te d'Ivoire
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Gabon
  • The Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Liberia
  • Mali
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Togo
Agrigento Tweet Definition of Agrigento Like Definition of Agrigento on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Province of Sicily, Italy.
  2. Town and capital of Agrigento.
Ahmedabad Tweet Definition of Ahmedabad Like Definition of Ahmedabad on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The soon to be megacity of the Indian state of Gujarat. Ahmedabad is now referred to as Denim Capital of the World.
air Tweet Definition of air Like Definition of air on Facebook
  1. (uncountable, physics, meteorology) The mixture of gases comprising the earth's atmosphere.
The karate instructor said " is the one thing you can't go five minutes without; when you spar, you have to remember to breathe."
  1. (uncountable, alchemy) One of the four basic elements.
  2. (India, and, Japan) One of the five basic elements (see w:Classical_element, Wikipedia article on the Classical elements).
  3. A feeling or sense. give it an of artistry and sophistication.
  1. (obsolete) A sense of poise, graciousness, or quality.
    • 1815, Jane Austen, Emma, s:Emma/Volume 1/Chapter 4, Volume I, Chapter 4:
    • : "He is very plain, undoubtedly--remarkably plain:--but that is nothing compared with his entire want of gentility. I had no right to expect much, and I did not expect much; but I had no idea that he could be so very clownish, so totally without . I had imagined him, I confess, a degree or two nearer gentility."
      1. (context, usually plural) pretentious, Pretension; snobby, snobbishness; pretence that one is better than others.
    • ...putting on airs...
      1. (music) A song, especially a solo; an aria.
    • 1813, Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, s:Pride and Prejudice/Chapter 18, Chapter 18:
    • : "If I," said Mr. Collins, "were so fortunate as to be able to sing, I should have great pleasure, I am sure, in obliging the company with an ; for I consider music as a very innocent diversion, and perfectly compatible with the profession of a clergyman..."
      1. (uncountable) An air conditioner or the processed air it produces.
      Could you turn on the ?
      1. (obsolete, chemistry) Any specific gas.
      2. (snowboarding, skateboarding, _, jargon) A jump in which one becomes airborne.
  1. To bring (something) into contact with the air, so as to freshen or dry it.
  2. To discuss varying viewpoints on a given topic.
    • 1917, National Geographic, s:National Geographic Magazine/Volume 31/March 1917/Russia's Democrats, v.31, March 1917:
    • : Thus, in spite of all opposition, the rural and urban assemblies retained the germ of local government, and in spite of the dual control, as the result of which much of their influence was nullified, they did have a certain value in airing abuses and suggesting improvements.
      1. To broadcast, as with a television show.
Ajax Tweet Definition of Ajax Like Definition of Ajax on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Ajax the Lesser)
  1. (in Greek mythology) either of two heroes of the Trojan war
  2. (computing) a Web development technique for creating interactive web applications
    • February 2005: Jesse James Garrett, Ajax: A New Approach to Web Applications—An Ajax application eliminates the start-stop-start-stop nature of interaction on the Web by....
      1. (context, poker slang) An ace and a jack as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em
AK Tweet Definition of AK Like Definition of AK on Facebook
  1. Alaska, a state of the United States of America.
Ala. Tweet Definition of Ala. Like Definition of Ala. on Facebook
  1. Alabama
Alabama Tweet Definition of Alabama Like Definition of Alabama on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A state of the United States of America. (postal abbreviation AL) in the south-eastern United States with its capitol at Montgomery.
  2. The Alabama River, which runs through the state of Alabama.
  3. A Native American tribe originally from central Alabama.
  4. The language of the Alabama Nation.
Alagoas Tweet Definition of Alagoas Like Definition of Alagoas on Facebook
proper noun
  1. State in north-eastern Brazil which has Maceió as its capital.
Alaska Tweet Definition of Alaska Like Definition of Alaska on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The 49th state of the United States of America. Postal code: AK, capital: Juneau, largest city: Anchorage.
Albania Tweet Definition of Albania Like Definition of Albania on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A country in south-eastern Europe. Official name: Republic of Albania (Republika e Shqipí«risí«).
Albany Tweet Definition of Albany Like Definition of Albany on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of the state of New York, United States, population 95,658 (2000 census)
  2. A city in Georgia, United States, population 76,939 (2000 census)
Alberta Tweet Definition of Alberta Like Definition of Alberta on Facebook
proper noun
  1. province, Province in western Canada which has Edmonton as its capital.
  2. (given name, female), a feminine form of Albert.
Albi Tweet Definition of Albi Like Definition of Albi on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A town and commune in southern France.
Albion Tweet Definition of Albion Like Definition of Albion on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The ancient name for England (or sometimes, the British Isles), now only used poetically.
  2. Any of several small towns in the United States.
Albuquerque Tweet Definition of Albuquerque Like Definition of Albuquerque on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Largest city in New Mexico, USA
Alderney Tweet Definition of Alderney Like Definition of Alderney on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The third-largest of the Channel Islands.
Aldershot Tweet Definition of Aldershot Like Definition of Aldershot on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A town in Hampshire, England.
Alessandria Tweet Definition of Alessandria Like Definition of Alessandria on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Province of Piedmont, Italy.
  2. Town and capital of Alessandria
Aleutian Tweet Definition of Aleutian Like Definition of Aleutian on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A native or inhabitant of the Aleutian Islands
  1. From the group of islands in the northern Pacific Ocean, west of Alaska
  2. Pertaining to the inhabitants or language of the Aleutian Islands
Alexandria Tweet Definition of Alexandria Like Definition of Alexandria on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city and port in Egypt.
  2. A number of cities bearing the same name, including Alexandria, Virginia, USA.
  3. (given name, female)
Algeria Tweet Definition of Algeria Like Definition of Algeria on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A country in Northern Africa. Official name: People"s Democratic Republic of Algeria.
Algerian Tweet Definition of Algerian Like Definition of Algerian on Facebook
  1. A person from Algeria or of Algerian descent.
  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Algeria or the Algerian people.
Algiers Tweet Definition of Algiers Like Definition of Algiers on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of Algeria.
Alicante Tweet Definition of Alicante Like Definition of Alicante on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Alicante (province))
  1. A province of Spain
  2. The capital city of the Alicante province
Alice Tweet Definition of Alice Like Definition of Alice on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female, from Germanic, ) popular in England since Middle Ages.
  2. The main character in w:Lewis Carroll, Lewis Carroll's books w:Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and w:Through the Looking-Glass, Through the Looking-Glass.
  3. In various fields such as cryptography and physics, a conventional name for the person or system that sends a message to another person or system conventionally known as Bob.
alliance Tweet Definition of alliance Like Definition of alliance on Facebook
  1. (uncountable) The state of being allied; the act of allying or uniting; a union or connection of interests between families, states, parties, etc., especially between families by marriage and states by compact, treaty, or league; as, matrimonial alliances; an alliance between church and state; an alliance between France and England.
  2. (countable) Any union resembling that of families or states; union by relationship in qualities; affinity.
The alliance of the principles of the world with those of the gospel. --C. J. Smith.
The alliance . . . between logic and metaphysics. --Mansel.
  1. The persons or parties allied. --Udall.
  2. (countable) A treaty between nations for their mutual advantage
Alma Tweet Definition of Alma Like Definition of Alma on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a female given name
Alps Tweet Definition of Alps Like Definition of Alps on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A mountain range in Western Europe, running from France to Austria, with its highest peak Mont Blanc at 4808 meters.
Alsace Tweet Definition of Alsace Like Definition of Alsace on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A région of France, formerly belonging to Germany
Altaic Tweet Definition of Altaic Like Definition of Altaic on Facebook
  1. Of or pertaining to a group of languages that includes the Turkic, Mongolic, Tungusic, Manchusic, Japanese and Korean languages. The most familiar modern languages of this group include Turkish, Mongolian, Japanese and Korean.
altiplano Tweet Definition of altiplano Like Definition of altiplano on Facebook
noun (pluralaltiplanos)
  1. a high plateau
Altus Tweet Definition of Altus Like Definition of Altus on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Altus, Oklahoma)
  1. City in Southwest Oklahoma, United States of America, USA
Alvin Tweet Definition of Alvin Like Definition of Alvin on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male).
Amarillo Tweet Definition of Amarillo Like Definition of Amarillo on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in the nortwest plains of Texas
Amazon Tweet Definition of Amazon Like Definition of Amazon on Facebook
  1. Any of the large parrots from the genus Amazona.
proper noun
  1. (Greek mythology) a member of a mythical race of female warriors inhabiting the Black Sea area
  2. a female warrior
  1. relating to the area around the Amazon River in South America (e.g., the Amazon Basin, the Amazon Rainforest); or referring to the river itself, The Amazon
Amazonas Tweet Definition of Amazonas Like Definition of Amazonas on Facebook
proper noun
  1. State in northern Brazil which has Manaus as its capital.
Amazonian Tweet Definition of Amazonian Like Definition of Amazonian on Facebook
proper noun
  1. an Amazon
  2. the Amazonian geological period
  1. of or relating to the Amazons; aggressive and warlike
  2. having to do with the Amazon River in South America, and its surrounding region.
  3. of or relating to the most recent Martian geological time period
  4. (of a woman) very tall, strong and athletic.
Women's Tennis champions Wikipedia:Maria Sharapova, Maria Sharapova and Wikipedia:Venus Williams, Venus Williams are noted for their Amazonian physiques.
America Tweet Definition of America Like Definition of America on Facebook
proper noun (Americas)
  1. The continents of North America, North and South America.
  2. The United States of America.
American Tweet Definition of American Like Definition of American on Facebook
  1. An inhabitant of the Americas. More often this is specified as either North American, Central American or South American.
  2. A person born in, or a citizen of, the United States of America.
  3. (rare) The English language as spoken in the USA; American English.
    • 1942, We sat down in the central square and drank coffee and a man came up and spoke to us in . " Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Canongate 2006, p. 756)
  1. Of or pertaining to the United States of America, or w:Culture of the United States, American culture
  2. Of or pertaining to the Americas. More often this is specified as either "North American" or "South American."
American Samoa Tweet Definition of American Samoa Like Definition of American Samoa on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A US overseas territory in Oceania. Official name: Territory of American Samoa.
Amman Tweet Definition of Amman Like Definition of Amman on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of Jordan.
Amsterdam Tweet Definition of Amsterdam Like Definition of Amsterdam on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Capital of The Netherlands, the Netherlands.
anaconda Tweet Definition of anaconda Like Definition of anaconda on Facebook
  1. Any of various large nonvenomous snakes of the genus Eunectes, found mainly in northern South America. Their length can grow to as much as 5 m (15 ft).
Anaheim Tweet Definition of Anaheim Like Definition of Anaheim on Facebook
proper noun
  1. is a city in Orange County, Southern California; the home of w:Disneyland, Disneyland
Anatolia Tweet Definition of Anatolia Like Definition of Anatolia on Facebook