- (present participle of, pack)
- Any of various evergreen trees from the family Palmae or Arecaceae, which are mainly found in the tropics.
- The inner and somewhat concave part of the human hand that extends from the wrist to the bases of the fingers.
- 1990 October 28, w:Paul Simon, Paul Simon, "Further to Fly", w:The Rhythm of the Saints, The Rhythm of the Saints, Warner Bros.
- : The open of desire wants everything.
- The corresponding part of the forefoot of a lower mammal.
- A handheld computing device used to store personal data such as calendars and phone numbers.
- to hold or conceal something in the palm of the hand
- to hold something without bending the fingers significantly
- to move something laterally by static friction against the palm of the hand
- A fraction of a whole; a component.
- A group inside a larger group.
- Position or role (especially in a play)
- 3.5 cl of one ingredient in a mixed drink
- (context, in plural, euphemism) male genitals.
- The dividing line formed by combing the hair in different directions
- (context, in plural, usually with "these", colloquial) vicinity, region
- 1854, Lord Cockburn, Memoir of Thomas Thomson, Scotland Bannatyne Club, page 241:
- : We intend being at Leamington before long, unless some change in the weather should make our stay in these parts more tolerable.
- duty; responsibility; obligation
- to do one"s
- To leave.
- To cut hair with a parting.
- (transitive) To divide in two.
- to the curtains
- (intransitive) To be divided in two or separated.
- Fractional, partial.
- Fred was owner of the car.
- Partly, partially, fractionally.
- 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.
verb (pass, es)
- a mountain pass
- :"Try not the pass!" the old man said. — Longfellow
- (fencing) A thrust or push; an attempt to stab or strike an adversary. (Shakespeare)
- A movement of the hand over or along anything; the manipulation of a mesmerist.
- (rolling metals) A single passage of a bar, rail, sheet, etc., between the rolls.
- The state of things; condition; predicament.
- :Have his daughters brought him to this pass. — Shakespeare
- :Matters have been brought to this pass. — South.
- Permission or license to pass, or to go and come.
- A ship sailing under the flag and pass of an enemy. — Kent
- (baseball) An intentional walk
- Smith was given a after Jones' double.
- 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.
- (figurative) A thrust; a sally of wit. (Shakespeare)
- A sexual advance.
- The man kicked his friend out of the house after he made a at his wife.
- (obsolete) Estimation; character.
- :Common speech gives him a worthy pass. — Shakespeare
- (obsolete; Chaucer; compare passus) A part, a division.
- (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.)
- (sport) The act of moving the ball or puck from one player to another.
- (defn, English)
- A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
- 1994: The nails in the rim of the wheel went ratcheting over the leather and the wheel slowed and came to a stop and the woman turned to the crowd and smiled. " Cormac McCarthy?, The Crossing
- A machine for forcing a pile, a long beam, into the ground as part of the construction of a foundation; usually by raise, raising a weight and then dropping it on the beam.
- The champ ended the boxing match with a blow to his opponent"s jaw.
- a metal block for supporting a rotating shaft; a bearing
- A solid disk or cylinder that fits inside a hollow cylinder, and moves under pressure (as in an engine) or displaces fluid (as in a pump)
- (music) A valve device in some brass instruments for changing the pitch
- One who works in a pit, as in mining, in sawing timber, etc.
verb (pivots, pivoting, pivoted, pivoted)
- A is that on which something turns; specifically a metal pointed pin or short shaft in machinery, such as the end of an axle or spindle.
- Act of turning on one foot.
- (intransitive) To turn on an exact spot.
- (astronomy) of, or relating to planets, or the orbital motion of planets
- of, or relating to the earth; terrestrial
- of, or relating to the whole earth; global
- (context, of a gear train) epicyclic
- A flat, metal plate used for estimating the flatness of a machined part; a surface plate
noun s (used for removing blockages).]]
- A device that is used to remove blockages from a toilet or sink by suction.
- The remote sliding activator of an explosive device.
- The part of a cafetière that is pushed down to remove grounds from coffee.
- One who plunges.
- (informal) An endearingly sweet or beautiful child.
- (informal) A young woman or girl.
- Come "ere !
- The stem and valve head in a poppet valve.
- A place on the coast at which ships can shelter, or dock to load and unload cargo or passengers.
- A town or city containing such a place.
- (nautical) (uncountable) The left-hand side of a vessel when one is facing the front.
- (obsolete) To carry, bear, or transport.
- (military) To hold a weapon with both hands diagonally across the body
- To transfer from one state to another.
- (computing) To adapt a program so that it works on a different platform.
- (nautical) Of or relating to port, the left-hand side of a vessel.
- on the port side
- A thing capable of being affirmed; something real or actual.
- A favourable point or characteristic.
- Something having a value in physics, such as an electric charge.
- (grammar) An adjective or adverb in the degree.
- (context, photography) A image; one that displays true colors and shades, as opposed to a negative.
- Definitively laid down; explicitly stated; clearly expressed, precise, emphatic.
- : Positive words, that he would not bear arms against King Edward"s son.
- Fully assured, confident; certain.
- I"m absolutely you've spelt that wrong.
- Overconfident, dogmatic.
- : Some , persisting fops we know, That, if once wrong, will needs be always so.
- (grammar) Describing the primary sense of an adjective or adverb; not comparative or superlative.
- "Better" is an irregular comparative of the form "good".
- Derived from an object by itself; not dependent on changing circumstances or relations; absolute.
- The idea of beauty is not , but depends on the different tastes of individuals.
- Wholly what is expressed; colloquially downright, entire, outright.
- Good lord, you've built up a arsenal of weaponry here.
- Characterised by the existence or presence of qualities or features, rather than by their absence.
- The box was not empty " I felt some substance within it.
- Characterised by the presence of features which support a hypothesis.
- The results of our experiment are .
- Characterised by affirmation, constructiveness, or influence for the better; favourable.
- He has a outlook on life.
- The first-night reviews were largely .
- : a voice in legislation.
- (context, chiefly, philosophy) actual, Actual, real, concrete.
- : Positive good.
- (photography) Of a visual image, true to the original in light, shade and colour values.
- A photograph can be developed from a photographic negative.
- (physics) Having more protons than electrons.
- A cation is a positive ion as it has more protons than electrons.
- (slang) HIV positive.
noun (plural power supplies)
- A source of power such as the mains or a generator.
- That part of a piece of electronic apparatus that provides appropriate voltages for the rest of the electronics from the connected AC source.
- A device used to apply pressure to an item.
verb (press, es)
- ...a flower .
- A collective term for the print based media (both the people and the newspapers)
- This article appeared in the .
- ...according to a member of the ...
- An enclosed storage space (eg closet, cupboard).
- Put the cups in the .
- General term for a printing machine.
- Stop the presses!
- (weightlifting) An exercise in which weight is forced away from the body by extension of the arms or legs.
- To apply pressure to an item.
- Press any key
- (with "gone"): To indicate that a story is being printed.
- That story has gone to .
(rfv, In the sentence "That story has gone to press", is not "press" a noun? --User:Daniel Polansky, Daniel Polansky 09:09, 11 November 2007 (UTC))
- the act of produce, producing
- The widget making machine is being used for now.
- the act of being produced
- The widgets are coming out of now.
- the total amount produced
- They hope to increase spaghetti next year.
- the presentation of a theatrical work
- We went to a of Hamlet.
- an occasion or activity made more complicated than necessary
- He made a simple meal into a huge .
- that which is manufactured or is ready for manufacturing in volume (as opposed to a prototype or conceptual model)
- This is the final model.
- One of the simple machines; a wheel with a grooved rim in which a pulled rope or chain will lift an object (more useful when two or more pulleys are used together such that a small force moving through a greater distance can exert a larger force through a smaller distance).
noun (punches, -)
verb to punch (third-person singular simple present punches, present participle punching, simple past punched, past participle punched)
- (countable) A hit or strike with one's fist.
- (countable) A device, generally slender and round, used for creating holes in thin material, for driving an object through a hole in a containing object, or to stamp or emboss a mark or design on a surface.
- (countable) A mechanism for punching holes in paper or other thin material.
- (countable) A hole or opening created with a punch.
- (uncountable) A beverage, generally containing a mixture of fruit juice and some other beverage, often alcoholic.
- (uncountable) power, Power; impact; strength; oomph.
- To strike something or someone with one's fist.
- To employ a punch to create a hole in or stamp or emboss a mark on something.
- To accelerate.