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caseharden Tweet Definition of caseharden Like Definition of caseharden on Facebook
  1. To harden the surface of iron or steel by infusing carbon into the surface layer
  2. (context, by extension) To make insensitive to hardship
cast Tweet Definition of cast Like Definition of cast on Facebook
  1. A supportive and immobilising device used to help mend broken bones.
The doctor put a on the boy"s broken arm.
  1. The collective group of people performing a play or production together.
He"s in the of Oliver.
  1. The casting procedure.
  2. A small mass of earth excreted by a worm.
  3. An object made in a mould.
  4. The mould used to make cast objects; as, a plaster cast.
  5. A squint.
  6. visual, Visual appearance.
Her features had a delicate to them. (rfex, the ones without)
verb (casts, casting, cast, )
  1. To throw forcefully.
He a stone at the dog.
  1. To throw something down or toss something aside.
to away fear
She the die.
  1. To throw a fishing line or net into the water.
The fisherman the net into the sea.
  1. To assign a role in a play or performance.
The director the part carefully.
  1. (computing) To change a variable type from, for example, integer to real, or integer to text.
Casting is generally an indication of bad design.
  1. Make by pouring into a mould.
  2. (of animals) To lose the hair or fur of the coat, usually in spring.
  3. (context, of fabric) To twist or warp.
  4. (nautical) To bring the bows of a sailing ship on to the required tack just as the anchor is weighed by use of the headsail.
  5. (nautical) To heave the lead and line in order to ascertain the depth of water.
  6. (context, accountancy) To add up a column of figures; cross-cast refers to adding up a row of figures.
cast iron Tweet Definition of cast iron Like Definition of cast iron on Facebook
  1. A hard and brittle, but strong, alloy of iron, carbon, and silicon, formed by casting in a mould.
Cast iron is popular for cookware where an even heating temperature is important.
  1. (context, not comparable) Made of cast iron.
I use a castiron skillet for frying pancakes.
  1. durable, Durable; tough; resiliant.
Ernest has a cast-iron constitution and never gets sick.
  1. inflexible, Inflexible or without exception.
The school's cast-iron policy on admissions fees left no leeway for needy students.
catcher Tweet Definition of catcher Like Definition of catcher on Facebook
  1. (baseball) The player that squats behind home plate and receives the pitches from the pitcher
  2. Someone or something that catches.
center punch Tweet Definition of center punch Like Definition of center punch on Facebook
  1. (countable) a device used to create a small indentation in preparation for drilling a hole
  2. (countable) the small indentation created by such a device
verb (infl, en, verb, head=to center punch)
  1. to create a small hole or indentation in a workpiece as a guide in preparation for drilling
centerpunch Tweet Definition of centerpunch Like Definition of centerpunch on Facebook
  1. A hand tool used to prepare a workpiece prior to drilling a hole. It typically compresses and then suddenly releases a spring, creating a small indentation that, in turn, guides and centers the drill.
  2. The indentation left by such a tool.
  1. To prepare a workpiece for drilling by using a centerpunch to create an indentation.
  2. To place something directly in the middle.
cermet Tweet Definition of cermet Like Definition of cermet on Facebook
  1. A composite material composed of ceramic and metal materials, used in such applications as industrial saws and turbine blades.
charge Tweet Definition of charge Like Definition of charge on Facebook
  1. Someone or something entrusted to one's care, i.e. a child to a babysitter.
  2. A load or burden.
    • 2005, w:Plato, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. w:Stephanus pagination, 261a.
    • : we'll nail the sophist to it, if we can get him on that ;
      1. The amount of money levy, levied for a service.
      2. An instruction.
      3. An impetuous attack.
      4. An electric charge.
      5. (basketball) An offensive foul in which the player with the ball moves into a stationary defender.
      6. A measured amount of powder and/or shot in a firearm cartridge.
      7. (heraldry) An image displayed on an escutcheon
verb (charg, ing)
  1. To place a burden upon.
  2. To assign a duty to.
I'm charging you with cleaning up the kitchen.
  1. To formally accuse of a crime.
I'm charging you with grand theft auto.
  1. To assign a debit to an account.
Let's charge this to marketing.
  1. To pay using a credit card.
Can I charge this with my corporate card?
  1. To cause to take on an electric charge.
Rubbing amber with wool will charge it quickly.
  1. To move forward quickly and forcefully, particularly in combat, on horseback or both.
  2. (military) To attack by moving forward quickly in a group.
  3. (basketball) To commit a charging foul.
  4. (cricket) (of a batsman) To take a few steps doen the pitch towards the bowler as he delivers the ball, either to disrupt the length of the delivery, or to get into a better position to hit the ball.
  5. To ready a firearm for use
Charge your weapons, we're moving up
Cheek Tweet Definition of Cheek Like Definition of Cheek on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The word Cheek is also an old family surname from Anglo-Saxon England that predates the Norman invasion. The Cheek family was among the first to immigrate to the US colonies in the early 17th century. The family crest is a white shield with three red crescents.
cheese Tweet Definition of cheese Like Definition of cheese on Facebook
noun (cheese, pl2=cheeses)
  1. (uncountable) A dairy product made from curdled or cultured milk.
  2. (countable) Any particular variety of cheese.
  3. (uncountable) (slang) That which is melodramatic, overly emotional, or clichéd, i.e. cheesy.
  4. (uncountable) (slang) money
  5. (countable) (slang) (baseball) A fastball.
  6. (uncountable) (slang) A dangerous mixture of black tar heroin and crushed Tylenol, Tylenol PM tablets. The resulting powder resembles grated cheese and is snorted. See w:Cheese (recreational drug).
verb (chees, es)
  1. To prepare curds for making cheese.
chill Tweet Definition of chill Like Definition of chill on Facebook
  1. A moderate but penetrating sense of cold.
There was a in the air.
  1. A sudden numbing fear or dread.
Despite the heat, he felt a as he entered the crimescene.
  1. (transitive) To lower the temperature of something; to cool.
Chill before serving.
  1. (context, transitive, metallurgy) To harden a metal surface by sudden cooling.
  2. (intransitive) To become cold.
In the wind he chilled quickly.
  1. (context, intransitive, metallurgy) To become hard by rapid cooling.
  2. (intransitive) To relax, lay back.
Chill, man, we've got a whole week to do it; no sense in getting worked up.
  1. (intransitive) To smoke marijuana.
On Friday night do you wanna chill?
  1. Moderately cold or chilly.
A wind was blowing down the street.
  1. (slang) calm, Calm, relaxed.
I'm pretty most of the time.
chlorinate Tweet Definition of chlorinate Like Definition of chlorinate on Facebook
verb (chlorinat, ing)
  1. (context, transitive, chemistry) To add chlorine to (something, especially water, to purify it; or an auriferous substance, to extract gold from it).
chock Tweet Definition of chock Like Definition of chock on Facebook
  1. Any wooden block used as a wedge or filler
  2. (nautical) Any fitting or fixture used to restrict movement, especially movement of a line; traditionally was a fixture near a bulwark with two horns pointing towards each other, with a gap between where the line can be inserted.
  1. To stop or fasten, as with a wedge, or block; to scotch.
  2. (nautical) To insert a line in a chock.
chrome Tweet Definition of chrome Like Definition of chrome on Facebook
  1. Another name for chromium when used to plate other metals.
cladding Tweet Definition of cladding Like Definition of cladding on Facebook
  1. Any hard coating, bonded onto the outside of something to add protection, such as the plastic sheath around an optical fiber.
  2. (context, construction): a weatherproof, insulating or decorative covering fixed to the outside of a building.
  1. (present participle of, clad)
clean Tweet Definition of clean Like Definition of clean on Facebook
  1. (weightlifting) The first part of the event clean and jerk in which the weight is brought from the ground to the shoulders.
  1. (transitive) remove, Remove dirt from a place or object.
Can you the windows today?
  1. (transitive) tidy, Tidy up, make a place neat.
Clean your room right now!
  1. (context, transitive, climbing) Remove equipment from a climbing route after it was previously lead climbed.
  2. (intransitive) Make things clean in general.
She just likes to . That"s why I married her.
  1. (context, intransitive, curling) brush, Brush the ice lightly in front of a moving rock to remove any debris and ensure a correct line; less vigorous than a sweep.
  1. Not dirty.
Are these dishes ?
  1. In a condition of having been cleaned.
Your room is finally !
  1. In an unmarked condition.
Put a sheet of paper into the printer.
  1. Pure, especially morally or religiously.
Our kids can watch this movie because it is .
  1. Drug- and alcohol-free.
I've been this time for eight months.
  1. Smooth, exact, and performed well.
I"ll need a sharper knife to make cuts.
  1. (colloquial) Cool or neat.
Damn, Shorty, those are some shoes ya got there!
  1. (context, Of a criminal record or driver"s license) Without restrictions or penalties.
Unlike you, I"ve never been caused any accidents " my record is still !
  1. (context, aerodynamics) Allowing an uninterrupted flow over surfaces, without protrusions such as racks or landing gear.
  2. (context, health) Being free of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
I want to make sure my fiancé is before we are married.
  1. Not in possession of weapons or contraband such as drugs.
I"m officer. You can go ahead and search me if you want.
  1. fully, Fully and completely.
He was stabbed through.
clink Tweet Definition of clink Like Definition of clink on Facebook
  1. The sound of metal on metal, or glass on glass.
You could hear the of the glasses from the next room.
  1. (slang) Jail or prison, after the Clink prison in Southwark, London.
If he keeps doing things like that, he"s sure to end up in the .
  1. Stress cracks produced in metal ingots as they cool after being cast.
  1. To make a clinking sound; to make a sound of metal on metal or glass on glass; to strike materials such as metal or glass against one another.
The hammers clinked on the stone all night.
close Tweet Definition of close Like Definition of close on Facebook
  1. An end of something.
We owe them our thanks for bringing the project to a successful .
verb (clos, ing)
  1. To obstruct (an opening).
  2. To move (a door) so that it closes its opening.
Close the door behind you when you leave.
  1. To put an end to.
the session
  1. To make (a gap) smaller.
The runner in second place is closing the gap on the leader.
  1. (surveying) To have a vector sum of 0; that is, to form a closed polygon.
adjective (clos, er)
  1. At a little distance; near.
Is your house ?
  1. Intimate; well-loved.
He is a friend.
Of a corporation or other business entity, closely held.
  1. (context, Ireland, weather) hot, humid.
coarse Tweet Definition of coarse Like Definition of coarse on Facebook
adjective (coarser, coarsest)
  1. Composed of large parts or particles; of inferior quality or appearance; not fine in material or close in texture.
  2. Not refined.
cobbing Tweet Definition of cobbing Like Definition of cobbing on Facebook
  1. (nautical) an unofficial form of punishment among the crew involving blows to the buttocks from a piece of wood
cog Tweet Definition of cog Like Definition of cog on Facebook
  1. (historical) A ship of burden, or war with a round, bulky hull.
verb (cog, g, ed)
  1. to cheat at dice
  2. to cheat; to play or gamble fraudulently
COIN Tweet Definition of COIN Like Definition of COIN on Facebook
  1. COunter INsurgency (military)
cold Tweet Definition of cold Like Definition of cold on Facebook
  1. A condition of low temperature.
Come in, out of the .
  1. (medicine) A common, usually harmless, viral illness, usually with congestion of the nasal passages and sometimes fever.
I caught a miserable and had to stay home for a week.
  1. (context, of a thing) having a low temperature.
A wind whistled through the trees.
  1. (context, of the weather) causing the air to be cold.
The forecast is that it will be very today.
  1. (context, of a person or animal) feeling the sensation of coldness, especially to the point of discomfort.
She was so she was shivering.
  1. Unfriendly, emotionally distant or unfeeling.
She shot me a glance before turning her back.
  1. Completely unprepared.
The speaker went in and floundered for a topic.
collar Tweet Definition of collar Like Definition of collar on Facebook
  1. The part of a shirt or jacket that fits around the neck and throat.
  2. A similar detachable item
  3. Anything that encircles the neck.
  4. A band or chain around an animal's neck, used to restrain the animal and/or for identification.
Make sure your dog has a holding an identification tag.
See also a Wikipedia article on (w, horse collar).
  1. A part of harness designed to distribute the load around the shoulders of the draft animal.
  2. (context, technology) Any encircling device or structure.
A nylon kept the bolt from damaging the surface underneath.
  1. (context, in compounds) Of or pertaining to a certain category of professions; see -collar.
  1. (transitive) To place a collar on.
Collar and leash your dog.
  1. To seize or detain.
  2. To arrest.
  3. (transitive) To bind in conversation.
I managed to Fred in the office yesterday.
collector Tweet Definition of collector Like Definition of collector on Facebook
  1. A person or thing which collects, or which creates or manages a collection.
He is an avid of nineteenth-century postage stamps.
That old piano is just a big dust .
  1. A person who is employed to collect payments.
She works for the government as a tax .
  1. (context, electronics) The amplified terminal on a bipolar junction transistor.
compact Tweet Definition of compact Like Definition of compact on Facebook
  1. An agreement or contract.
  1. (transitive) To make more dense; to compress.
  1. Closely packed.
  2. Having all necessary features fitting neatly into a small space.
  3. (topology) close, Closed and bounded; having a finite subcover for every open cover.
converter Tweet Definition of converter Like Definition of converter on Facebook
  1. A person or thing that converts.
cope Tweet Definition of cope Like Definition of cope on Facebook
verb (copes, coping, coped)
  1. To deal effectively with something difficult, (often cope with)
  2. To cover (a joint or structure) with coping.
coupon Tweet Definition of coupon Like Definition of coupon on Facebook
  1. (obsolete) A certificate of interest due, printed at the bottom of transferable bonds (state, railroad, etc.), given for a term of years, designed to be cut off and presented for payment when the interest is due; an interest warrant.
  2. (finance) Any interest payment made or due on a bond, debenture or similar (no longer by a physical coupon).
  3. A section of a ticket, showing the holder to be entitled to some specified accommodation or service, as to a passage over a designated line of travel, a particular seat in a theater, a discount, etc.

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coupon - Noun

  a discount on one or more products, usually printed on paper, though also commonly associated with an alphanumeric code, commonly called a 'coupon code' that can be used for tele-sales or digital transactions.

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creep Tweet Definition of creep Like Definition of creep on Facebook
  1. The movement of something that creeps (like worms or snails)
  2. A relatively small gradual change, variation or deviation (from a planned value) in a measure.
  3. A slight displacement of an object: the slight movement of something
  4. (context, publishing) In sewn books, the tendency of pages on the inside of a quire to stand out farther than those on the outside of it.
  5. (context, materials science) An increase in strain with time; the gradual flow or deformation of a material under stress.
  6. (geology) The imperceptible downslope movement of surface rock.
  7. (context, informal, pejorative) An annoying irritating person
  8. (context, informal, pejorative) A frightening and/or disconcerting person, especially one who gives the speaker chills or who induces psychosomatic facial itching.
Stop following me, you !
verb (creeps, creeping, crept or creeped, crept, creeped, or archaic cropen)
  1. (transitive) To move slowly with the abdomen close to the ground.
Lizards and snakes crept over the ground.
  1. (transitive) Of plants, to grow across a surface rather than upwards.
  2. (transitive) To move slowly and quietly in a particular direction.
He tried to past the guard without being seen.
  1. (transitive) To make small gradual changes, usually in a particular direction.
Prices have been creeping up all year.
crimp Tweet Definition of crimp Like Definition of crimp on Facebook
  1. A fastener or a fastening method that secures parts by bending metal around a joint and squeezing it together, often with a tool that adds indentations to capture the parts.
The strap was held together by a simple metal .
  1. (obsolete): A coal broker. Provincial England
  2. (obsolete): One who decoys or entraps men into the military or naval service.
  3. (obsolete): A keeper of a low lodging house where sailors and emigrants are entrapped and fleeced.
  4. (usually in plural): A hairstyle which has been crimped, or shaped so it bends back and forth in many short kinks.
  5. (obsolete): A game at cards.
  1. To fasten by bending metal so that it squeezes around the parts to be fastened.
He crimped the wire in place.
  1. To style hair into a crimp.
  1. (obsolete): Easily crumbled; friable; brittle.
  2. (obsolete): Weak; inconsistent; contradictory.
crucible Tweet Definition of crucible Like Definition of crucible on Facebook
  1. (context, chemistry) A cup-shaped piece of laboratory equipment used to contain chemical compounds when heating them to very high temperatures.
    1. A heat-resistant container in which metals are melted, usually at temperatures above 500°C, commonly made of graphite with clay as a binder.
    2. A very difficult and trying experience, that acts as a refining or hardening process.
crucible steel Tweet Definition of crucible steel Like Definition of crucible steel on Facebook
  1. a high-grade steel, used in tools and dies, originally made by fusing wrought iron and charcoal in a crucible
cry Tweet Definition of cry Like Definition of cry on Facebook
noun (cri, es)
  1. A shedding of tears.
After we broke up, I retreated to my room for a good cry.
  1. A shout or scream.
I heard a cry from afar.
  1. Words shouted or screamed.
a battle cry
  1. (context, collectively) A group of hounds.
verb (cr, i, ed)
  1. (intransitive) To shed tears; to weep.
That sad movie always makes me .
  1. (intransitive) To shout, scream, yell.
The captured bear cub tried to out to its mother.
  1. (transitive) To shout, scream (words).
cupola Tweet Definition of cupola Like Definition of cupola on Facebook
noun (pl2=cupolae)
  1. (architecture) A dome-shaped ornamental structure located on top of a larger roof or dome.
cyanide Tweet Definition of cyanide Like Definition of cyanide on Facebook
  1. (chemistry) (countable) Any compound containing the -Câ¡N radical or the Câ¡N-1 anion.
  2. (uncountable) potassium cyanide - a water soluble poison
  3. (uncountable) hydrogen cyanide, or cyanide gas - a poisonous gas
cyanide process Tweet Definition of cyanide process Like Definition of cyanide process on Facebook
  1. A method of extracting gold and silver from their ores with a solution of sodium cyanide
  2. A process of case-hardening iron or steel by immersing it in molten cyanide and then quenching in water or oil

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