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bank Tweet Definition of bank Like Definition of bank on Facebook
noun
  1. An institution where one can place and borrow money and take care of financial affairs.
  2. A branch office of such an institution
  3. A safe and guaranteed place of storage for and retrieval of important items or goods.
blood bank
sperm bank
data bank
  1. A row or panel of items stored or grouped together.
a of switches
  1. An edge of river or other watercourse.
  2. (nautical) An elevation, or rising ground, under the sea; a shallow area of shifting sand, gravel, mud, and so forth (for example, a sandbank or mudbank).
  3. An embankment.
  4. (context, aviation) The incline of an aircraft, especially during a turn.
  5. A row of keys on a musical keyboard or the equivalent on a typewriter keyboard.
verb
  1. (context, intransitive, aircraft) To roll or incline laterally in order to turn.
  2. (context, intransitive) To deal with a bank or financial institution.
He banked with Barclays.
  1. (context, transitive) To put into a .
I'm going to the money.
  1. (context, transitive) To cause (an aircraft) to .
  2. (context, transitive) To form into a or heap, to bank up.
  3. (context, transitive) To cover the embers of a fire with ashes in order to retain heat.
barber Tweet Definition of barber Like Definition of barber on Facebook
noun
  1. A person whose profession is cutting (usually male) customers" hair and beards.
verb
  1. To cut the hair or beard of (a person).
barometer Tweet Definition of barometer Like Definition of barometer on Facebook
noun
  1. (meteorology) An instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure
  2. Anything used as a gauge or indicator.
1916. Michigan Law Review, Vol. 14, No. 8 (Jun., 1916), pp. 661-665 http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0026-2234%28191606%2914%3A8%3C661%3APOAJO%3E2.0.CO%3B2-C&size=LARGE:
: "An election is not necessarily an accurate barometer of public opinion. There are other ways in which it makes itself felt, through the press, the forum, discussion, and through every other type of communication."
Beaufort scale Tweet Definition of Beaufort scale Like Definition of Beaufort scale on Facebook
noun
  1. (nautical) An empirical measure for the intensity of the wind based mainly on the state of the sea or wave conditions.
blast Tweet Definition of blast Like Definition of blast on Facebook
noun
  1. A violent gust of wind.
  2. A forcible stream of air from an orifice, as from a bellows, the mouth, etc. Hence: The continuous blowing to which one charge of ore or metal is subjected in a furnace; as, to melt so many tons of iron at a blast.
Quotations
  • 1957: Blast was produced by bellows worked by four 'blowers', three of whom worked at a time while the fourth stood ready to replace one of the others. — H.R. Schubert, History of the British Iron and Steel Industry, p. 146.
    1. An explosion.
    2. A loud, sudden sound.
A from a trumpet.
  1. (cytology) An immature or precursor cell.
verb
  1. To make a loud noise.
  2. To shatter, as if by an explosion.
  3. To open up a hole in.
Blast right through it.
  1. To curse; to damn.
Blast it! Foiled again.
  1. To shoot.
Chewbacca blasted the Stormtroopers with his laser rifle.
  1. To return extra salvage to another location.
  2. To suddenly criticize or reprimand one bluntly or harshly in the face about his or her behaviour or choices, because of perceiving them as somehow threatening or annoying; to attack, verbally attack.
My manager suddenly blasted me yesterday for being a little late to work for five days in a row, because I was never getting myself up on time.
box Tweet Definition of box Like Definition of box on Facebook
noun (boxes)
  1. Any of various evergreen shrubs or trees of the genus w:Buxus, Buxus.
    • 1885: the application of woods other than for purposes for which that wood is now used would tend to lessen the demand for — Scientific American Supplement, No. 497, July 11, 1885
verb (box, es)
  1. To place inside a box.
  2. To place a primitive value into an object (such as an int into an Integer) -- see also autoboxing.
  3. To hem in.
breeze Tweet Definition of breeze Like Definition of breeze on Facebook
noun
  1. A gentle to moderate wind.
The rustled the papers on her desk.
  1. Any activity that is easy, not testing or difficult.
After studying Latin, Spanish was a .
  1. (Cricket) The wind blowing across a cricket match, whatever its strength.
  2. Ashes and residue of coal or charcoal, usually from a furnace. w:Clinker, See Wikipedia article on Clinker.
verb (breez, ing)
  1. (usually with "along"): To move casually, in a carefree manner, but not slowly.
Broken Tweet Definition of Broken Like Definition of Broken on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (pejorative) A politcally incorrect, alternative, name for Torres Strait Creole.
brume Tweet Definition of brume Like Definition of brume on Facebook
noun
  1. (literary) Mist, fog, vapour.
  • 1972: All around their bubble of stupidity I could feel the of the dragon. " John Gardner, Grendel (André Deutsch 1972, p. 77)

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