- (transitive) To line with babbitt metal to reduce friction.
- A soft white alloy of variable composition (as a nine parts of tin to one of copper, or of fifty parts of tin to five of antimony and one of copper) used in bearings to diminish friction.
- Any substance, especially food, used in catching fish, or other animals, by alluring them to a hook, snare, trap, or net.
- Anything which allure, allures; a lure; enticement; temptation.
- A portion of food or drink, as a refreshment taken on a journey; also, a stop for rest and refreshment.
- A light or hasty luncheon.
- To attract fish or other animals in order to catch them.
- The act to worry or torment a chained or confined animal by setting dogs upon it for sport.
- To intentionally annoy, torment, or threaten by constant rebukes or threats.
- A solid, more or less rigid object with a uniform cross-section smaller than its length.
- (metallurgy) a solid metal object with uniform (round, square, hexagonal, octagonal or rectangular) cross-section, whose smallest dimension is .25 inch or greater (US), a piece of thinner material being called a strip.
verb (bars, barring, barred, barred)
- Ancient Sparta used iron s instead of handy coins in more valuable alloi, to physically disencourage the use of money
- A cuboid piece of any solid commodity.
- bar of chocolate
- bar of soap
- A long, narrow drawn or printed rectangle, cuboid or cylinder, especially as used in a bar code or a bar chart.
- A business licensed to sell intoxicating beverages for consumption on the premises, or the premises themselves; public house.
- The counter of such a premises
- A similar device or simply a closet containing alcoholic beverages in a private house or a hotel room.
- An official order or pronouncement that prohibits some activity.
- (computing, whimsical, derived from fubar) Used to stand for some unspecified entity, usually a second entity following foo.
- Suppose we have two objects, foo and bar
- (legal: the Bar) Short for the Bar Exam, the legal licensing exam.
- He's studying hard to pass the Bar this time; he's failed it twice before.
- (British: the Bar) A collective term for barristers.
- (British: the Bar) (loosely) The profession of barristers.
- (music) A vertical line across a musical staff dividing written music into sections, typically of equal durational value.
- (music) One of these musical sections.
- (soccer) The crossbar
- An addition to a military medal, on account of a subsequent act
- A linear shoaling landform feature within a body of water.
- (nautical) A ridge or succession of ridges of sand or other substance, especially a formation extending across the mouth of a river or harbor or off a beach, and which may obstruct navigation. (FM 55-501).
- (heraldry) One of the ordinary, ordinaries in heraldry.
- See wikipedia article on the topic: (w, Ordinary (heraldry))
- (transitive) To obstruct the passage of (someone or something).
- (transitive) To prohibit.
- I couldn't get into the nightclub because I had been barred
- (transitive) To lock or bolt with a bar.
- bar the door
- (complang): A family of third-generation computer programming languages (c.1964 on).
- Many programs were written for the Sinclair Spectrum computer in .
- (archaic) prayer, Prayer, later especially with a rosary.
- 1760: That he must believe in the Pope;"go to Mass;"cross himself;"tell his beads;"be a good Catholick, and that this, in all conscience, was enough to carry him to heaven. " Laurence Sterne, The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Penguin 2003, p. 115)
- Each in a string of small balls making up the rosary or paternoster.
- A small round object with a hole to allow it to be threaded on a cord or wire.
- A small drop of water or other liquid.
- beads of sweat
- (intransitive) To form into a bead.
- The raindrops beaded on the car's waxed finish.
- (transitive) To apply beads to.
- She spent the morning beading the gown.
- (transitive) To form into a bead.
- He beaded some solder for the ends of the wire.
verb (bed, d, ed)
- A piece of furniture, usually flat and soft, to sleep on.
- A prepared spot to spend the night in, as in camping bed.
- A garden plot, as in "bed of roses".
- The bottom of a lake or other body of water, as in "sea bed".
- An area where a large number of oysters, mussels, or other sessile shellfish is found.
- A flat surface or layer on which something else is to be placed, as a "bed of lettuce".
- A deposit of ore, coal etc.
- A shaped piece of timber to hold a cask clear of a ship, ship"s floor.
- To go to a sleeping bed.
- To put oneself to sleep.
- To settle, as machinery.
- To set in a soft matrix, as paving stones in sand, or tiles in cement.
- To set out plants in a garden bed.
- (Slang) To have sexual intercourse.
- A structure or receptacle, typically made of straw, forming the home of bees.
- A similar man-made structure in which bees are kept for their honey.
- (figuratively) Any place full of activity, or in which people are very busy.
- A women's hairstyle, popular in the 1960s, in which long hair is styled into a hive-shaped form on top of the head and usually held in place with lacquer.
- A type of ammunition round containing flechettes, and characterised by the buzzing sound made as they fly through the air.
- 2005: By the time it was over, Stone had been blown thirty feet through the air by a round as he was running across a field, knocked out by the concussion of the blast. " Martin Torgoff, Can't Find My Way Home (Simon & Schuster 2005, p. 179)
- The Beehive: the New Zealand Government
- A Scottish and northern English surname for a bell ringer, bell maker, or from someone who lived "at the Bell (inn)"
- The Bell telephone company (after w:Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone.)
verb (billets, billeting or billetting, billeted or billetted)
- a place where a soldier is assigned to lodge
- metallurgy a semi-finished length of metal
- a short piece of wood, especially one used as firewood
- (heraldry) A rectangle used as a charge on an escutcheon
- (context, of a householder etc) to lodge soldiers, usually by order
- (context, of a soldier) to lodge, or be quartered, in a private house
- consisting of two metals.
- pertaining to the use of gold and silver to create legal currency
- 1908: We well suppose that a Minister needs information as to a point which involves the Navy, India, Canada and the question " Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans" (Norton 2005 p.1302)
- more generally, consisting of two metals
noun (plural binaries)
adjective (not comparable)
- (context, mathematics, computing) (uncountable) The base-2 number system, which uses only the digits 0 and 1.
- (computing) An executable computer file.
- (astronomy) A star system consisting of only two stars.
- Being in a state of one of two mutually exclusive conditions, such as on or off, true or false, 6 or not 6, or the presence or absence of an electrical pulse.
- Binary states are often abstracted as 1 and 0 in computer science.
- Concerning logic whose subject matter concerns binary states.
- (context, arithmetic, computing) Concerning numbers and mathematical calculations using the binary number system.
- Having two equally important parts.
- binary star
- binary poison
- Related to something with two parts.
- A distribution is a statistical distribution with only two categories.
- (computing): Refers to data consisting of arbitrary values, as opposed to that which can be interpreted as plain or ASCII text.
- He downloaded the distribution for Linux, then burned it to DVD.
- Someone who binds, particularly someone who binds books; a bookbinder.
- A cover or holder for unbound papers, pages etc.
- Something that is used to bind things together, often referring to the mechanism that accomplishes this for a book.
- (context, agriculture) A machine used in harvesting that ties cut stalks of grain into a bundle.
- (chemistry) A chemical that causes two other substances to form into one.
- A down payment on a piece of real property that secures the payor the right to purchase the property from the payee upon an agreement of terms.
- (Chiefly Minnesota) A rubber band.
- The act of bite
- Verb, biting.
- The wound left behind after having been bitten.
- That snake really hurts!
- The swelling of one's skin caused by an insect's mouthparts or sting.
- After just one night in the jungle I was covered with mosquito bites.
- A piece of food of a size that would be produced by bite
- Verb, biting; a mouthful.
verb (bites, biting, bit, bitten)
- There were only a few bites left on the plate.
- (slang) Something unpleasant.
- That's really a !
- (slang) An act of plagiarism.
- That song is a of my song!
- (transitive) To cut off a piece by clamping the teeth.
- As soon as you that sandwich, you'll know how good it is.
- (transitive) To hold something by clamping one"s teeth.
- (intransitive) To attack with the teeth.
- That dog is about to !
- (intransitive) To take hold; to establish firm contact with.
- I needed snow chains to make the tires .
- (context, intransitive, of a fish) To bite a baited hook or other lure and thus be caught.
- Are the fish biting today?
- (intransitive) To fall for a deception.
- I've planted the story. Do you think they'll ?
- (context, intransitive, of an insect) To sting.
- These mosquitoes are really biting today!
- (context, intransitive, slang) To lack quality; to be worthy of derision.
- This music really bites.
- (context, intransitive, slang) To plagiarize.
- He's biting my style.
- (colour) The colour/color perceived in the absence of light.
- <table><tr><td height="25">black colour: </td><td bgcolor="black" width="80"> </td></tr></table>
- A black dye, pigment.
- A pen, pencil, crayon, etc., made of black pigment.
- (context, sometimes capitalised) A person of African descent.
- (context, billiards, snooker, pool) the black: The black ball.
- (baseball) The edge of home plate
- To make black, to blacken.
- 1859: Oliver Optic, Poor and Proud; or, The Fortunes of Katy Redburn, a Story for Young Folks http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=506735625&tag=Optic,+Oliver:+Poor+and+proud;+or,+The+fortunes+of+Katy+Redburn,+a+story+for+young+folks,+1859&query=+black+your&id=OptPoor
- :"I don't want to fight; but you are a mean, dirty blackguard, or you wouldn't have treated a girl like that," replied Tommy, standing as stiff as a stake before the bully.
- :"Say that again, and I'll your eye for you."
- 1911: Edna Ferber, Buttered Side Down http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=302756157&tag=Ferber,+Edna:+Buttered+Side+Down,+1911&query=+black+your&id=FerButt
- :Ted, you can your face, and dye your hair, and squint, and some fine day, sooner or later, somebody'll come along and blab the whole thing.
- 1922: John Galsworthy, A Family Man: In Three Acts http://books.google.com/books?vid=OCLC00645065&id=vw6G-rbudVUC&pg=PA93&lpg=PA93&dq=%22black+his+eye%22&as_brr=1
- :I saw red, and instead of a cab I fetched that policeman. Of course father did his eye.
- To apply blacking to something.
- 1853: Harriet Beecher Stowe, The Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=600775507&tag=Stowe,+Harriet+Beecher:+The+Key+to+Uncle+Tom's+Cabin,+1853&query=+black+his&id=StoKeyu?
- :...he must catch, curry, and saddle his own horse; he must his own brogans (for he will not be able to buy boots).
- 1861: George William Curtis, Trumps: A Novel http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=160888866&tag=EAF538&query=+black+your&id=eaf538
- :But in a moment he went to Greenidge's bedside, and said, shyly, in a low voice, "Shall I your boots for you?"
- 1911: Max Beerbohm, Zuleika Dobson http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=91865750&tag=Beerbohm,+Max,+Sir,+1872-1956:+Zuleika+Dobson,+1911&query=+black+your&id=BeeZule
- :Loving you, I could conceive no life sweeter than hers -- to be always near you; to your boots, carry up your coals, scrub your doorstep; always to be working for you, hard and humbly and without thanks.
- (British) To boycott something or someone, usually as part of an industrial dispute.
- (context, of an object) absorbing all light and reflecting none; dark and colourless.
- (context, of a place, etc) without light.
- (context, sometimes capitalized) Relating to persons of African descent or (especially in the US) their culture.
- (context, Ireland, idiomatic) Overcrowded.
- Bad; evil.
- 1655, Benjamin Needler, Expository notes, with practical observations; towards the opening of the five first chapters of the first book of Moses called Genesis. London: N. Webb and W. Grantham, page 168.
- : ...what a day would that be, when the Ordinances of Jesus Christ should as it were be excommunicated, and cast out of the Church of Christ.
- Illegitimate, illegal or disgraced.
- 1866, The Contemporary Review, London: A. Strahan, page 338.
- :Foodstuffs were rationed and, as in other countries in a similar situation, the black market was flourishing.
- the business of a blacksmith
- A bullet that doesn't harm; a cartridge inserted into a gun that fires no projectile.
- A void space on a paper.
- A space to be filled in on a form or template.
- (archaic) A kind of base silver money, first coined in England by Henry V., and worth about 8 pence; also, a French coin of the seventeenth century, worth about 4 pence. Nares.
- (engineering) A piece of metal prepared to be made into something by a further operation, as a coin, screw, nuts.
- (context, dominoes) A piece or division of a piece, without spots; as, the double blank"; the six blank." In blank, with an essential portion to be supplied by another; as, to make out a check in blank.
- The space character; the character resulting from pressing the space-bar on a keyboard.
- (transitive) To make void; to erase.
adjective (all rarely used - by definition, blank is absolute and technically cannot be partial)
- I blanked out my previous entry.
- To prevent from scoring, as in a sporting event.
- The team was blanked.
- Without color; lacking characteristics which give variety.
- Free from writing, printing, or marks; having an empty space to be filled in; as, blank paper; a blank check; a blank ballot.
noun (singular=blast furnace)
- a furnace in which iron ore is smelted to iron; the process being intensified by a blast of hot air
verb (bleeds, bleeding, bled)
- (intransitive) Of an animal, to lose blood through an injured blood vessel.
- To remove air bubbles from a pipe containing fluids.
- A substantial, often approximately cuboid, piece of any substance.
- A of ice.
- A of stone.
- A cuboid of wood, plastic or other material used as a base on which to cut something.
- Anne Boleyn placed her head on the and awaited her execution.
- A group of urban lots of property, several acres in extent, not crossed by public streets
- I'm going for a walk around the .
- A group of buildings in a city or town, demarcated by streets.
- A of flats.
- The distance from one street to another in a city that is built (approximately) to a grid pattern.
- The place you are looking for is two long blocks east and one short north.
- (slang) The human head.
- I'll knock your off.
- A set of sheets (of paper) joined together at one end.
- A of 100 tickets.
- (computing) A logical data storage unit containing one ore more physical sector, sectors (see cluster).
- (context, rigging) A case with one or more sheaves/pulleys, used with ropes to increase or redirect force, for example, as part of the rigging of a sailing ship.
- (chemistry) A portion of a macromolecule, comprising many units, that has at least one feature not present in adjacent portions.
- Something that prevents something from passing (see blockage).
- There's a in the pipe that means the water can't get through.
- (sports) An action to interfere with the movement of an opposing player or of the object of play (ball, puck).
- (Cricket) A shot played by holding he bat vertically in the path of the ball, so that it loses momentum and drops to the ground.
- (volleyball) A defensive play by one or more players meant to deflect a spiked ball back to the hitter"s court.
- (transitive) To fill (something) so that it is not possible to pass.
- The pipe is blocked.
- (transitive) To prevent (something or someone) from passing.
- You're blocking the road - I can't get through.
- (transitive) To prevent (something from happening or someone from doing something).
- His plan to take over the business was blocked by the boss.
- (transitive) The act of impeding an opponent in sports.
- He blocked the basketball player's shot.
- The offensive lineman, offensive linemen tried to the blitz.
- (transitive, theater) To specify the positions and movements of the actors.
- It was very difficult to this scene convincingly.
- (transitive, Cricket) To hit with a block.
- (intransitive, Cricket) To play a block shot.
- A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud.
- Flowers, collectively.
- (uncountable) The opening of flowers in general; the state of blossoming or of having the flowers open.
- The cherry trees are in bloom.
- A state or time of beauty, freshness, and vigor/vigour; an opening to higher perfection, analogous to that of buds into blossoms.
- the bloom of youth
- The delicate, powdery coating upon certain growing or newly-gathered fruits or leaves, as on grapes, plums, etc.
- Anything giving an appearance of attractive freshness.
- The clouded appearance which varnish sometimes takes upon the surface of a picture.
- A yellowish deposit or powdery coating which appears on well-tanned leather. (Knight.)
- (mineralogy) A popular term for a bright-hued variety of some minerals.
- the rose-red cobalt bloom
- A white area of cocoa butter that forms on the surface of chocolate when warmed and cooled.
- A forge in which wrought iron is made straight from ore.
- The act of striking or hitting.
verb (blows, blowing, blew or (dialect) blowed, blown or (dialect) blowed)
- A fabricator is used to direct a sharp to the surface of the stone.
- During an exchange to end round 13, Duran landed a to the mid-section.
- An unfortunate occurrence.
- A further to the group came in 1917 when Thomson died while canoeing in Algonquin Park.
- (slang) (uncountable) cocaine
- A strong wind.
- We're having a bit of a this afternoon.
- (colloquial) A chance to catch one"s breath.
- The players were able to get a bit of a during the last timeout.
- (intransitive) To produce an air current
- Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! ! -- King Lear
- (intransitive) To be propelled by an air current.
- The leaves through the streets in the fall.
- (intransitive) To explode
- Get away from that burning gas tank! It's about to !
- (intransitive) (slang) To be very undesirable (see also suck)
- This blows!
- (intransitive) (of a cetacean) To exhale visibly through the spout the seawater it has taken in while feeding.
- There's nothing more thrilling to the whale watcher than to see a whale surface and .
- There she blows! (That is, "I see a whale spouting!")
- (transitive) To propel by an air current.
- Blow the dust off that book and open it up.
- (transitive) To squander.
- I managed to $1000 at blackjack in under an hour.
- (transitive) (vulgar) To fellate.
- Who did you have to to get those backstage passes?
- (transitive) To create or shape by blowing; as, to blow bubbles, to blow glass
- (transitive) To play a musical instrument such as a horn or woodwind.
- "He was blowing saxophone for me." Ike Turner, interview by Terri Gross, "Fresh Air", NPR, 1996.
- (transitive) To leave
- Let's this joint.
noun (wikipedia, blowhole (biology))
(wikipedia, blowhole (geology))
- The spiracle, on the top of the head, through which cetaceans breath
- A vent for the escape of gas
- A cavity in the ground that leads to a marine cave and out of which waves splash
- Present participle of to blow.
- A large cushion or pillow.
- To brace, reinforce, secure, or support.
- "That's , I don't believe you."
noun (es, -)
- An metallic alloy of copper and zinc used in many industrial and plumbing applications.
- (music) A class of wind instruments, usually made of metal (such as brass), that use vibrations of the player's lips to produce sound.
- Spent shell casings (usually made of brass); the part of the cartridge left over after bullets have been fired.
- The colour of brass.
- <table><tr><td>brass colour: </td><td bgcolor="
- C9AE5D?" width="80"> </td></tr></table>
- (military) (used as a singular or plural noun) High-ranking officers.
- The brass are not going to like this.
- The brass is not going to like this.
- (informal) A brave or foolhardy attitude.
- You've got a lot of brass telling me to do that!
- (slang; also brass in pocket) Money.
- (slang; from brass nail; countable) A prostitute.
- (not comparable) Made of brass.
- of the colour of brass.
- (slang) Bad, annoying.
verb (braz, ing)
- The joining together of two metal pieces, without melting them, using heat and diffusion of a jointing alloy of capillary thickness.
- (obsolete) To burn or temper in fire.
- A construction or natural feature that spans a divide.
verb (bridg, ing)
- The rope crosses the river.
- (anatomy) The upper bony ridge of the human nose.
- Rugby players often break the of their noses.
- (dentistry) A prosthesis replacing one or several adjacent tooth, teeth.
- The dentist pulled out the decayed tooth and put in a .
- (nautical) An elevated platform above the upper deck of a mechanically propelled ship from which it is navigated and from which all activities on deck can be seen and controlled by the captain, etc; smaller ships have a wheelhouse, and sailing ships were controlled from a quarterdeck.
- The first officer is on the .
- (music) The piece, on string instruments, that support the strings from the sounding board.
- (computing) A device which connects two or more computer bus, buses, typically in a transparent manner.
- This chip is the between the front-side bus and the I/O bus.
- (communication) A system which connects two or more LAN, local area networks at layer 2.
- The LAN uses a spanning tree algorithm.
- (music) A song contained within another song, often demarcated by meter, key, or melody.
- The lyrics in the song's inverted its meaning.
- (chemistry) A valence bond, atom or chain of atoms that connects two different parts of a molecule; the atoms so connected being bridgeheads.
- (electronics) An unintended solder connection between two or more components or pins.
- (electronics) Any of several electrical devices that measure characteristics such as impedance and inductance by balancing different parts of a circuit
- (billiards, snooker, pool) A particular form of one hand placed on the table to support the cue when making a shot in cue sports.
- To be or make a bridge over something.
- With enough cable, we can this gorge.
- (idiomatic) To span as if with a bridge.
- The two groups were able to their differences.
- an alloy of tin with copper, antimony; somewhat like pewter
- (medicine) A purplish mark on the skin due to leakage of blood from capillary, capillaries under the surface that have been damaged by a blow.
- A dark mark on fruit caused by a blow to its surface.
- Undyed leather from the skin of buffalo or similar animals.
- A tool, often one covered with buff leather, used for polishing.
- (colloquial) : a person who is very interested in a particular subject.
- He"s a history buff.
- (colour) A brownish yellow colour.
- <table><tr><td>buff colour: </td><td bgcolor="
- E3A857?" width="80"> </td></tr></table>
- A military coat made of buff leather.
- (computer and video games) An effect that makes a gaming character stronger.
- To polish and make shiny.
- (computer and video games) To make a character stronger.
- The enchanter buffed the paladin to prepare him to fight the dragon.
- (colour) Of the color of buff leather, a brownish yellow.
- (bodybuilding): Unusually muscular. (also buffed)
- (slang) attractive.
- Someone or something that buffs.
- (chemistry) A solution used to stabilize the pH (acidity) of a liquid.
- (computing) A portion of memory set aside to store data, often before it is sent to an external device or as it is received from an external device.
- (mechanical) Anything used to maintain slack or isolate different objects.
- (telecommunications) A routine or storage medium used to compensate for a difference in rate of flow of data, or time of occurrence of events, when transferring data from one device to another.
- An isolating circuit, often an amplifier, used to minimize the influence of a driven circuit on the driving circuit.
- In international relations, a buffer zone (such as a demilitarized zone) or a buffer state.
- To use a buffer or buffers; to isolate or minimize the effects of one thing on another.
- (computing) To store data in memory temporarily.
- A small horse-drawn cart.
- A small motor vehicle, such as a dune buggy.
- (colloquial) A shopping cart or trolley.
- Infested with insects.
- (computing) Containing programming errors.
- A breed of dog formerly used for bullbaiting that has a very smooth coat, a flattened face, wrinkly cheeks, powerful front legs and smaller hind legs.
- A shortened form of British bulldog.
- A stubborn person.
- A bulk quantity of gold or silver, assessed by weight and typically cast as ingots.
- A rough, prickly husk around the seeds or fruit of some plants
- Any of several plants having such husks
- A rotary cutting implement having a selection of variously shaped heads
- (obsolete) Theme, core idea.
- A heavy load.
- A responsibility, onus.
- A cause of worry.
- (transitive) To encumber with a burden (in any of the noun senses of the word).
- A physical injury caused by heat or caustic chemicals.
verb (burns, burning, burnt or burned)
- She had second-degree burns from falling in the bonfire.
- The act of burning something.
- They"re doing a controlled of the fields.
- Physical sensation in the muscles following strenuous exercise, caused by build-up of lactic acid.
- One and, two and, keep moving; feel the !
- (slang) An intense non-physical sting, as left by an effective insult
- (intransitive) To be consumed by fire, or at least in flames.
- He watched the house .
- (intransitive) To feel hot, e.g. due to embarrassment.
- Her cheeks burned with shame.
- (context, intransitive, curling) To accidentally touch a moving stone.
- (transitive) (ergative) To cause to be consumed by fire.
- He burned his manuscript in the fireplace.
- (transitive) To injure (a person or animal) with heat or caustic chemicals.
- She burned the child with an iron, and was put in jail for ten years.
- (context, transitive, slang) To betray.
- The informant burned him.
- (context, transitive, computing) To write data to a permanent storage medium like a compact disc or a ROM chip.
- We'll this program onto an E-PROM one hour before the demo begins.
- (transitive) To waste (time).
- We have an hour to .
- (context, transitive, slang) To insult badly, leaving no possible comeback.
- I just burned you again.
- (context, transitive, cards) In pontoon, to swap a pair of cards for another pair.
- (present participle of, burn)
- So hot as to seem to burn (something).
- the sun
- Feeling very hot.
- Feeling great passion.
- her heart
verb (burnishs, burnishing, burnished) (transitive)
- To make smooth or shiny by rubbing; to polish; to shine.
- In pottery, a stone is sometimes used to a pot before firing, giving it a smooth, shiny look.
- A sharp, pointy object, such as a sliver or splinter.
- A seed pod with sharp features that stick in fur or clothing.
- A small piece of material left on an edge after a cutting operation.
proper noun (plural Bushes)
- A family name.
noun (-, pl2=butters)
- (uncountable) A soft, fatty foodstuff made by churning the cream of milk (generally cow's milk).
- (countable) (obsolete) (chemistry) Any specific soft substance
- (uncountable) Any of various foodstuffs made from other foods or oils, similar in consistency to, eaten like or intended as a substitute for butter (preceded by the name of the food used to make it).
- peanut butter
- (transitive) To spread butter on.
- Butter the toast.
- A knob or disc that is passed through a slit (buttonhole) in the adjacent material, serving as a fastener.
- April fastened the buttons of her overcoat to keep out the wind.
- A mechanical device meant to be pressed with a finger in order to open or close an electric circuit or to activate a mechanism.
- Pat pushed the marked "shred" on the blender.
- (computing) In computer software, an on-screen control that can be selected as an activator of an attached function.
- Click the that looks like a house to return to your browser's home page.
- A badge worn on clothes, fixed with a pin through the fabric.
- The politician wore a bright yellow with the slogan "Vote Smart" emblazoned on it.
- (botany) A bud.
- (slang) The clitoris.
- (curling) The center (bullseye) of the house.
- (fencing) The soft circular tip at the end of a foil.
- (poker) A plastic disk used to represent the person in last position in a poker game; also dealer's .
- (poker) The player who is last to act, who possesses the button.
- (transitive) To fasten with a button.