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babbitt Tweet Definition of babbitt Like Definition of babbitt on Facebook
verb 
  1. (transitive) To line with babbitt metal to reduce friction.
     
babbitt metal Tweet Definition of babbitt metal Like Definition of babbitt metal on Facebook
noun 
  1. 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.
     
bait Tweet Definition of bait Like Definition of bait on Facebook
noun 
  1. Any substance, especially food, used in catching fish, or other animals, by alluring them to a hook, snare, trap, or net.
  2. Anything which allure, allures; a lure; enticement; temptation.
  3. A portion of food or drink, as a refreshment taken on a journey; also, a stop for rest and refreshment.
  4. A light or hasty luncheon.
verb 
  1. To attract fish or other animals in order to catch them.
  2. The act to worry or torment a chained or confined animal by setting dogs upon it for sport.
  3. To intentionally annoy, torment, or threaten by constant rebukes or threats.
     
bar Tweet Definition of bar Like Definition of bar on Facebook
noun 
  1. A solid, more or less rigid object with a uniform cross-section smaller than its length.
  2. (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.
Ancient Sparta used iron s instead of handy coins in more valuable alloi, to physically disencourage the use of money
  1. A cuboid piece of any solid commodity.
bar of chocolate
bar of soap
  1. A long, narrow drawn or printed rectangle, cuboid or cylinder, especially as used in a bar code or a bar chart.
  2. A business licensed to sell intoxicating beverages for consumption on the premises, or the premises themselves; public house.
  3. The counter of such a premises
  4. A similar device or simply a closet containing alcoholic beverages in a private house or a hotel room.
  5. An official order or pronouncement that prohibits some activity.
  6. (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
  1. (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.
  1. (British: the Bar) A collective term for barristers.
  2. (British: the Bar) (loosely) The profession of barristers.
  3. (music) A vertical line across a musical staff dividing written music into sections, typically of equal durational value.
  4. (music) One of these musical sections.
  5. (soccer) The crossbar
  6. An addition to a military medal, on account of a subsequent act
  7. A linear shoaling landform feature within a body of water.
  8. (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).
  9. (heraldry) One of the ordinary, ordinaries in heraldry.
See wikipedia article on the topic: (w, Ordinary (heraldry))
verb (bars, barring, barred, barred)
  1. (transitive) To obstruct the passage of (someone or something).
  2. (transitive) To prohibit.
I couldn't get into the nightclub because I had been barred
  1. (transitive) To lock or bolt with a bar.
bar the door
     
BASIC Tweet Definition of BASIC Like Definition of BASIC on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (complang): A family of third-generation computer programming languages (c.1964 on).
    Many programs were written for the Sinclair Spectrum computer in .
     
bead Tweet Definition of bead Like Definition of bead on Facebook
noun 
  1. (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)
      1. Each in a string of small balls making up the rosary or paternoster.
      2. A small round object with a hole to allow it to be threaded on a cord or wire.
      3. A small drop of water or other liquid.
      beads of sweat
verb 
  1. (intransitive) To form into a bead.
The raindrops beaded on the car's waxed finish.
  1. (transitive) To apply beads to.
She spent the morning beading the gown.
  1. (transitive) To form into a bead.
He beaded some solder for the ends of the wire.
     
bed Tweet Definition of bed Like Definition of bed on Facebook
noun 
  1. A piece of furniture, usually flat and soft, to sleep on.
  2. A prepared spot to spend the night in, as in camping bed.
  3. A garden plot, as in "bed of roses".
  4. The bottom of a lake or other body of water, as in "sea bed".
  5. An area where a large number of oysters, mussels, or other sessile shellfish is found.
  6. A flat surface or layer on which something else is to be placed, as a "bed of lettuce".
  7. A deposit of ore, coal etc.
  8. A shaped piece of timber to hold a cask clear of a ship, ship"s floor.
verb (bed, d, ed)
  1. To go to a sleeping bed.
  2. To put oneself to sleep.
  3. To settle, as machinery.
  4. To set in a soft matrix, as paving stones in sand, or tiles in cement.
  5. To set out plants in a garden bed.
  6. (Slang) To have sexual intercourse.
     
beehive Tweet Definition of beehive Like Definition of beehive on Facebook
noun 
  1. A structure or receptacle, typically made of straw, forming the home of bees.
  2. A similar man-made structure in which bees are kept for their honey.
  3. (figuratively) Any place full of activity, or in which people are very busy.
  4. 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.
  5. 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)
      1. The Beehive: the New Zealand Government
     
Bell Tweet Definition of Bell Like Definition of Bell on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A Scottish and northern English surname for a bell ringer, bell maker, or from someone who lived "at the Bell (inn)"
  2. The Bell telephone company (after w:Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone.)
     
billet Tweet Definition of billet Like Definition of billet on Facebook
noun 
  1. a place where a soldier is assigned to lodge
  2. metallurgy a semi-finished length of metal
  3. a short piece of wood, especially one used as firewood
  4. (heraldry) A rectangle used as a charge on an escutcheon
verb (billets, billeting or billetting, billeted or billetted)
  1. (context, of a householder etc) to lodge soldiers, usually by order
  2. (context, of a soldier) to lodge, or be quartered, in a private house
     
bimetal Tweet Definition of bimetal Like Definition of bimetal on Facebook
adjective 
  1. consisting of two metals.
     
bimetallic Tweet Definition of bimetallic Like Definition of bimetallic on Facebook
adjective 
  1. 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)
    1. more generally, consisting of two metals
     
binary Tweet Definition of binary Like Definition of binary on Facebook
noun (plural binaries)
  1. (context, mathematics, computing) (uncountable) The base-2 number system, which uses only the digits 0 and 1.
  2. (computing) An executable computer file.
  3. (astronomy) A star system consisting of only two stars.
adjective (not comparable)
  1. 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.
  1. Concerning logic whose subject matter concerns binary states.
  2. (context, arithmetic, computing) Concerning numbers and mathematical calculations using the binary number system.
  3. Having two equally important parts.
binary star
binary poison
  1. Related to something with two parts.
A distribution is a statistical distribution with only two categories.
  1. (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.
     
binder Tweet Definition of binder Like Definition of binder on Facebook
noun 
  1. Someone who binds, particularly someone who binds books; a bookbinder.
  2. A cover or holder for unbound papers, pages etc.
  3. Something that is used to bind things together, often referring to the mechanism that accomplishes this for a book.
  4. Adossier.
  5. (context, agriculture) A machine used in harvesting that ties cut stalks of grain into a bundle.
  6. (chemistry) A chemical that causes two other substances to form into one.
  7. 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.
  8. (Chiefly Minnesota) A rubber band.
     
bite Tweet Definition of bite Like Definition of bite on Facebook
noun 
  1. The act of bite
    1. Verb, biting.
    2. The wound left behind after having been bitten.
    That snake really hurts!
    1. 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.
    1. A piece of food of a size that would be produced by bite
  2. Verb, biting; a mouthful.
There were only a few bites left on the plate.
  1. (slang) Something unpleasant.
That's really a !
  1. (slang) An act of plagiarism.
That song is a of my song!
verb (bites, biting, bit, bitten)
  1. (transitive) To cut off a piece by clamping the teeth.
As soon as you that sandwich, you'll know how good it is.
  1. (transitive) To hold something by clamping one"s teeth.
  2. (intransitive) To attack with the teeth.
That dog is about to !
  1. (intransitive) To take hold; to establish firm contact with.
I needed snow chains to make the tires .
  1. (context, intransitive, of a fish) To bite a baited hook or other lure and thus be caught.
Are the fish biting today?
  1. (intransitive) To fall for a deception.
I've planted the story. Do you think they'll ?
  1. (context, intransitive, of an insect) To sting.
These mosquitoes are really biting today!
  1. (context, intransitive, slang) To lack quality; to be worthy of derision.
This music really bites.
  1. (context, intransitive, slang) To plagiarize.
He's biting my style.
     
black Tweet Definition of black Like Definition of black on Facebook
noun 
  1. (colour) The colour/color perceived in the absence of light.
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  1. A black dye, pigment.
  2. A pen, pencil, crayon, etc., made of black pigment.
  3. (context, sometimes capitalised) A person of African descent.
  4. (context, billiards, snooker, pool) the black: The black ball.
  5. (baseball) The edge of home plate
verb 
  1. To make black, to blacken.
adjective 
  1. (context, of an object) absorbing all light and reflecting none; dark and colourless.
  2. (context, of a place, etc) without light.
  3. (context, sometimes capitalized) Relating to persons of African descent or (especially in the US) their culture.
  4. (context, Ireland, idiomatic) Overcrowded.
  5. 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.
      1. 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.
     
blacksmithing Tweet Definition of blacksmithing Like Definition of blacksmithing on Facebook
noun 
  1. the business of a blacksmith
     
blank Tweet Definition of blank Like Definition of blank on Facebook
noun 
  1. A bullet that doesn't harm; a cartridge inserted into a gun that fires no projectile.
  2. A void space on a paper.
  3. A space to be filled in on a form or template.
  4. (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.
  5. (engineering) A piece of metal prepared to be made into something by a further operation, as a coin, screw, nuts.
  6. (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.
  7. The space character; the character resulting from pressing the space-bar on a keyboard.
verb 
  1. (transitive) To make void; to erase.
I blanked out my previous entry.
  1. To prevent from scoring, as in a sporting event.
The team was blanked.
adjective (all rarely used - by definition, blank is absolute and technically cannot be partial)
  1. Without color; lacking characteristics which give variety.
  2. Free from writing, printing, or marks; having an empty space to be filled in; as, blank paper; a blank check; a blank ballot.
     
blast furnace Tweet Definition of blast furnace Like Definition of blast furnace on Facebook
noun (singular=blast furnace)
  1. a furnace in which iron ore is smelted to iron; the process being intensified by a blast of hot air
     
bleed Tweet Definition of bleed Like Definition of bleed on Facebook
verb (bleeds, bleeding, bled)
  1. (intransitive) Of an animal, to lose blood through an injured blood vessel.
  2. To remove air bubbles from a pipe containing fluids.
     
block Tweet Definition of block Like Definition of block on Facebook
noun 
  1. A substantial, often approximately cuboid, piece of any substance.
A of ice.
A of stone.
  1. 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.
  1. A group of urban lots of property, several acres in extent, not crossed by public streets
I'm going for a walk around the .
  1. A group of buildings in a city or town, demarcated by streets.
A of flats.
  1. 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.
  1. (slang) The human head.
I'll knock your off.
  1. A set of sheets (of paper) joined together at one end.
A of 100 tickets.
  1. (computing) A logical data storage unit containing one ore more physical sector, sectors (see cluster).
  2. (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.
  3. (chemistry) A portion of a macromolecule, comprising many units, that has at least one feature not present in adjacent portions.
  4. Something that prevents something from passing (see blockage).
There's a in the pipe that means the water can't get through.
  1. (sports) An action to interfere with the movement of an opposing player or of the object of play (ball, puck).
  2. (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.
  3. (volleyball) A defensive play by one or more players meant to deflect a spiked ball back to the hitter"s court.
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verb 
  1. (transitive) To fill (something) so that it is not possible to pass.
The pipe is blocked.
  1. (transitive) To prevent (something or someone) from passing.
You're blocking the road - I can't get through.
  1. (transitive) To prevent (something from happening or someone from doing something).
His plan to take over the business was blocked by the boss.
  1. (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.
  1. (transitive, theater) To specify the positions and movements of the actors.
It was very difficult to this scene convincingly.
  1. (transitive, Cricket) To hit with a block.
  2. (intransitive, Cricket) To play a block shot.
     
bloom Tweet Definition of bloom Like Definition of bloom on Facebook
noun 
  1. A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud.
  2. Flowers, collectively.
  3. (uncountable) The opening of flowers in general; the state of blossoming or of having the flowers open.
The cherry trees are in bloom.
  1. 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
  1. The delicate, powdery coating upon certain growing or newly-gathered fruits or leaves, as on grapes, plums, etc.
  2. Anything giving an appearance of attractive freshness.
  3. The clouded appearance which varnish sometimes takes upon the surface of a picture.
  4. A yellowish deposit or powdery coating which appears on well-tanned leather. (Knight.)
  5. (mineralogy) A popular term for a bright-hued variety of some minerals.
the rose-red cobalt bloom
  1. A white area of cocoa butter that forms on the surface of chocolate when warmed and cooled.
     
bloomery Tweet Definition of bloomery Like Definition of bloomery on Facebook
noun 
  1. A forge in which wrought iron is made straight from ore.
     
blow Tweet Definition of blow Like Definition of blow on Facebook
noun 
  1. The act of striking or hitting.
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.
  1. An unfortunate occurrence.
A further to the group came in 1917 when Thomson died while canoeing in Algonquin Park.
  1. (slang) (uncountable) cocaine
  2. A strong wind.
We're having a bit of a this afternoon.
  1. (colloquial) A chance to catch one"s breath.
The players were able to get a bit of a during the last timeout.
verb (blows, blowing, blew or (dialect) blowed, blown or (dialect) blowed)
  1. (intransitive) To produce an air current
    • Quotations
      Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! ! -- King Lear
      1. (intransitive) To be propelled by an air current.
      The leaves through the streets in the fall.
      1. (intransitive) To explode
      Get away from that burning gas tank! It's about to !
      1. (intransitive) (slang) To be very undesirable (see also suck)
      This blows!
      1. (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!")
      1. (transitive) To propel by an air current.
      Blow the dust off that book and open it up.
      1. (transitive) To squander.
      I managed to $1000 at blackjack in under an hour.
      1. (transitive) (vulgar) To fellate.
      Who did you have to to get those backstage passes?
      1. (transitive) To create or shape by blowing; as, to blow bubbles, to blow glass
      2. (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.
      1. (transitive) To leave
      Let's this joint.
     
blowhole Tweet Definition of blowhole Like Definition of blowhole on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, blowhole (biology))
  1. The spiracle, on the top of the head, through which cetaceans breath
  2. A vent for the escape of gas
  3. A cavity in the ground that leads to a marine cave and out of which waves splash
(wikipedia, blowhole (geology))      
blowing Tweet Definition of blowing Like Definition of blowing on Facebook
verb 
  1. Present participle of to blow.
     
bolster Tweet Definition of bolster Like Definition of bolster on Facebook
noun 
  1. A large cushion or pillow.
verb 
  1. To brace, reinforce, secure, or support.
     
bosh Tweet Definition of bosh Like Definition of bosh on Facebook
noun 
  1. nonsense
    • "That's , I don't believe you."
     
brass Tweet Definition of brass Like Definition of brass on Facebook
noun (es, -)
  1. An metallic alloy of copper and zinc used in many industrial and plumbing applications.
  2. (music) A class of wind instruments, usually made of metal (such as brass), that use vibrations of the player's lips to produce sound.
  3. Spent shell casings (usually made of brass); the part of the cartridge left over after bullets have been fired.
  4. The colour of brass.
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    1. (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.
    1. (informal) A brave or foolhardy attitude.
    You've got a lot of brass telling me to do that!
    1. (slang; also brass in pocket) Money.
    2. (slang; from brass nail; countable) A prostitute.
adjective 
  1. (not comparable) Made of brass.
  2. of the colour of brass.
  3. (slang) Bad, annoying.
     
braze Tweet Definition of braze Like Definition of braze on Facebook
verb (braz, ing)
  1. The joining together of two metal pieces, without melting them, using heat and diffusion of a jointing alloy of capillary thickness.
  2. (obsolete) To burn or temper in fire.
     
bridge Tweet Definition of bridge Like Definition of bridge on Facebook
noun 
  1. A construction or natural feature that spans a divide.
The rope crosses the river.
  1. (anatomy) The upper bony ridge of the human nose.
Rugby players often break the of their noses.
  1. (dentistry) A prosthesis replacing one or several adjacent tooth, teeth.
The dentist pulled out the decayed tooth and put in a .
  1. (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 .
  1. (music) The piece, on string instruments, that support the strings from the sounding board.
  2. (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.
  1. (communication) A system which connects two or more LAN, local area networks at layer 2.
The LAN uses a spanning tree algorithm.
  1. (music) A song contained within another song, often demarcated by meter, key, or melody.
The lyrics in the song's inverted its meaning.
  1. (chemistry) A valence bond, atom or chain of atoms that connects two different parts of a molecule; the atoms so connected being bridgeheads.
  2. (electronics) An unintended solder connection between two or more components or pins.
  3. (electronics) Any of several electrical devices that measure characteristics such as impedance and inductance by balancing different parts of a circuit
  4. (billiards, snooker, pool) A particular form of one hand placed on the table to support the cue when making a shot in cue sports.
verb (bridg, ing)
  1. To be or make a bridge over something.
With enough cable, we can this gorge.
  1. (idiomatic) To span as if with a bridge.
The two groups were able to their differences.
     
britannia metal Tweet Definition of britannia metal Like Definition of britannia metal on Facebook
noun 
  1. an alloy of tin with copper, antimony; somewhat like pewter
     
bruise Tweet Definition of bruise Like Definition of bruise on Facebook
noun 
  1. (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.
  2. A dark mark on fruit caused by a blow to its surface.
     
buff Tweet Definition of buff Like Definition of buff on Facebook
noun 
  1. Undyed leather from the skin of buffalo or similar animals.
  2. A tool, often one covered with buff leather, used for polishing.
  3. (colloquial) : a person who is very interested in a particular subject.
He"s a history buff.
  1. (colour) A brownish yellow colour.
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    1. A military coat made of buff leather.
    2. (computer and video games) An effect that makes a gaming character stronger.
verb 
  1. To polish and make shiny.
  2. (computer and video games) To make a character stronger.
The enchanter buffed the paladin to prepare him to fight the dragon.
adjective 
  1. (colour) Of the color of buff leather, a brownish yellow.
  2. (bodybuilding): Unusually muscular. (also buffed)
  3. (slang) attractive.
     
buffer Tweet Definition of buffer Like Definition of buffer on Facebook
noun 
  1. Someone or something that buffs.
  2. (chemistry) A solution used to stabilize the pH (acidity) of a liquid.
  3. (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.
  4. (mechanical) Anything used to maintain slack or isolate different objects.
  5. (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.
  6. An isolating circuit, often an amplifier, used to minimize the influence of a driven circuit on the driving circuit.
  7. In international relations, a buffer zone (such as a demilitarized zone) or a buffer state.
verb (buffer)
  1. To use a buffer or buffers; to isolate or minimize the effects of one thing on another.
  2. (computing) To store data in memory temporarily.
     
buggy Tweet Definition of buggy Like Definition of buggy on Facebook
noun (buggies)
  1. A small horse-drawn cart.
  2. A small motor vehicle, such as a dune buggy.
  3. (colloquial) A shopping cart or trolley.
adjective 
  1. Infested with insects.
  2. (computing) Containing programming errors.
     
bulldog Tweet Definition of bulldog Like Definition of bulldog on Facebook
noun 
  1. 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.
  2. A shortened form of British bulldog.
  3. A stubborn person.
     
bullion Tweet Definition of bullion Like Definition of bullion on Facebook
noun 
  1. A bulk quantity of gold or silver, assessed by weight and typically cast as ingots.
     
bur Tweet Definition of bur Like Definition of bur on Facebook
noun 
  1. A rough, prickly husk around the seeds or fruit of some plants
  2. Any of several plants having such husks
  3. A rotary cutting implement having a selection of variously shaped heads
     
burden Tweet Definition of burden Like Definition of burden on Facebook
noun 
  1. (obsolete) Theme, core idea.
  2. A heavy load.
  3. A responsibility, onus.
  4. A cause of worry.
verb 
  1. (transitive) To encumber with a burden (in any of the noun senses of the word).
     
burn Tweet Definition of burn Like Definition of burn on Facebook
noun 
  1. A physical injury caused by heat or caustic chemicals.
She had second-degree burns from falling in the bonfire.
  1. The act of burning something.
They"re doing a controlled of the fields.
  1. Physical sensation in the muscles following strenuous exercise, caused by build-up of lactic acid.
One and, two and, keep moving; feel the !
  1. (slang) An intense non-physical sting, as left by an effective insult
verb (burns, burning, burnt or burned)
  1. (intransitive) To be consumed by fire, or at least in flames.
He watched the house .
  1. (intransitive) To feel hot, e.g. due to embarrassment.
Her cheeks burned with shame.
  1. (context, intransitive, curling) To accidentally touch a moving stone.
  2. (transitive) (ergative) To cause to be consumed by fire.
He burned his manuscript in the fireplace.
  1. (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.
  1. (context, transitive, slang) To betray.
The informant burned him.
  1. (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.
  1. (transitive) To waste (time).
We have an hour to .
  1. (context, transitive, slang) To insult badly, leaving no possible comeback.
I just burned you again.
  1. (context, transitive, cards) In pontoon, to swap a pair of cards for another pair.
     
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verb 
  1. (present participle of, burn)
adjective 
  1. So hot as to seem to burn (something).
the sun
  1. Feeling very hot.
skin
  1. Feeling great passion.
her heart
     
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verb (burnishs, burnishing, burnished) (transitive)
  1. 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.
     
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noun 
  1. A sharp, pointy object, such as a sliver or splinter.
  2. A seed pod with sharp features that stick in fur or clothing.
  3. A small piece of material left on an edge after a cutting operation.
     
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proper noun (plural Bushes)
  1. A family name.
     
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noun (-, pl2=butters)
  1. (uncountable) A soft, fatty foodstuff made by churning the cream of milk (generally cow's milk).
  2. (countable) (obsolete) (chemistry) Any specific soft substance
  3. (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
verb 
  1. (transitive) To spread butter on.
Butter the toast.
     
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noun 
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. (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.
  1. 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.
  1. (botany) A bud.
  2. (slang) The clitoris.
  3. (curling) The center (bullseye) of the house.
  4. (fencing) The soft circular tip at the end of a foil.
  5. (poker) A plastic disk used to represent the person in last position in a poker game; also dealer's .
  6. (poker) The player who is last to act, who possesses the button.
verb 
  1. (transitive) To fasten with a button.
     

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