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pack ice Tweet Definition of pack ice Like Definition of pack ice on Facebook
noun
  1. a large consolidated mass of floating sea ice
paramo Tweet Definition of paramo Like Definition of paramo on Facebook
noun
  1. a treeless grassland ecosystem covering extensive high areas of equatorial mountains, especially in South America
pass Tweet Definition of pass Like Definition of pass on Facebook
noun
  1. An opening, road, or track, available for passing; especially, one through or over some dangerous or otherwise impracticable barrier; a passageway; a defile; a ford.
a mountain pass
Quotations
:"Try not the pass!" the old man said. — Longfellow
  1. (fencing) A thrust or push; an attempt to stab or strike an adversary. (Shakespeare)
  2. A movement of the hand over or along anything; the manipulation of a mesmerist.
  3. (rolling metals) A single passage of a bar, rail, sheet, etc., between the rolls.
  4. The state of things; condition; predicament.
Quotations
:Have his daughters brought him to this pass. — Shakespeare
:Matters have been brought to this pass. — South.
  1. Permission or license to pass, or to go and come.
Quotations
A ship sailing under the flag and pass of an enemy. — Kent
  1. (baseball) An intentional walk
Smith was given a after Jones' double.
  1. A document granting permission to pass or to go and come; a passport; a ticket permitting free transit or admission; as, a railroad or theater pass; a military pass.
  2. (figurative) A thrust; a sally of wit. (Shakespeare)
  3. A sexual advance.
The man kicked his friend out of the house after he made a at his wife.
  1. (obsolete) Estimation; character.
Quotations
:Common speech gives him a worthy pass. — Shakespeare
  1. (obsolete; Chaucer; compare passus) A part, a division.
  2. (rail transport) A passing of two trains in the same direction on a single track, when one is put into a siding to let the other overtake. (Antonym: a meet.)
  3. (sport) The act of moving the ball or puck from one player to another.
verb (pass, es)
  1. (defn, English)
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polar Tweet Definition of polar Like Definition of polar on Facebook
adjective
  1. of, relating to, measured from, or referred to a geographic pole (the North Pole or South Pole)
  2. of an orbit that passes over, or near, one of these poles
  1. (chemistry) having a dipole; ionic
  2. (mathematics) of a coordinate system, specifying the location of a point in a plane by using a radius and an angle
prime meridian Tweet Definition of prime meridian Like Definition of prime meridian on Facebook
noun
  1. The reference line at 0° longitude, passing through Greenwich, England, from which longitude east and west is measured.
projection Tweet Definition of projection Like Definition of projection on Facebook
noun
  1. something which projects, protrudes, juts out, sticks out, or stands out
The face of the cliff had many projections which are big enough for birds to nest on.
  1. a forecast or prognosis obtained by extrapolation
  2. (psychology) an assumption that others have similar thoughts as oneself
  3. (photography) the image that a translucent object casts onto another object
  4. (geometry) something like a shadow, that an object casts onto another object.
  5. (mathematics) transformations of one thing into something else, e.g. applications of functions.

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