Having the power or quality of acting; causing change; communicating action or motion; acting; — opposed to passive, that receives; as, certain active principles; the powers of the mind.
Quick in physical movement; of an agile and vigorous body; nimble; as, an active child or animal.
In action; actually proceeding; working; in force; — opposed to quiescent, dormant, or extinct.
an active volcano
Given to action; constantly engaged in action; energetic; diligent; busy; — opposed to dull, sluggish, indolent, or inert; as, an active man of business; active mind; active zeal.
Requiring or implying action or exertion; — opposed to sedentary or to tranquil; as, active employment or service; active scenes.
Given to action rather than contemplation; practical; operative; — opposed to speculative or theoretical; as, an active rather than a speculative statesman.
Brisk; lively; as, an active demand for corn.
Implying or producing rapid action.
an active disease
an active remedy
Applied to a form of the verb; — opposed to passive. See active voice.
Applied to verbs which assert that the subject acts upon or affects something else; transitive.
Applied to all verbs that express action as distinct from mere existence or state.
(italbrac, gay sexual slang)
(italbrac, of a homosexual man) enjoying a role in anal sex in which he penetrates, rather than being penetrated by his partner
such a role in anal sex
To modify something.
Morimoto's recipes are adjusted to suit the American palate
To improve or rectify.
He adjusted his initial conclusion to reflect the new data.
To settle an insurance claim.
Military: A lower-ranking officer who assists a higher-ranking officer with administrative affairs
A member of the Leptoptilos genus of African storks, also known as marabou.
adjective (no (compar) or (superl))
The noun used as a modifier (e.g. adjutant officer).
noun (admiralties, -)
(military): The office or jurisdiction of an admiral.
(military): The department or officers having authority over naval affairs generally.
(legal): The court which has jurisdiction of maritime questions and offenses.
(legal): The system of jurisprudence of admiralty courts.
(military) The building in which the lords of the admiralty, in England, transact business.
A forward move.
An amount of money or credit, especially given as a loan, or paid before it is due.
(in plural) An opening approach or overture, especially of an unwelcome or sexual nature.
verb (advanc, ing)
To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on.
They . . . advanced their eyelids. "Shakespeare
To raise to a higher rank; to promote.
To accelerate the growth or progress; to further; to forward; to help on; to aid; to heighten.
to the ripening of fruit
to one's interests
To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show.
to an argument
To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten.
To furnish, as money or other value, before it becomes due, or in aid of an enterprise; to supply beforehand.
Merchants often money on a contract or on goods consigned to them.
To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate.
to the price of goods
(intransitive) To move forwards, to approach.
completed, Completed before need or a milestone event.
He made an payment on the prior shipment to show good faith.
The man came a month before the candidate.
The scouts found a site for an base.
A device for receiving or transmitting radio, television signals etc.
of, or in, the air
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(military) An officer who acts as assistant to a more senior one; an aide-de-camp.
A military officer who serves as an assistant to a higher ranking officer.
noun (wikipedia, air burst)
The explosion of a bomb or similar weapon in the air rather than on the ground.
A warship with a deck on which airplanes can be launched or landed.
A group of two or more trained individuals, formed as a team that operates an aircraft.
The aircrew ran to the bomber.
the branch of the military devoted to air warfare
a unit in the U.S. Air Force larger than a division but smaller than a command
A silly, foolish or unintelligent person
A pilot of an aircraft
A member of an air force
A rank in the U.S. Air Force above Airman Basic and below Airman First Class.
An attack on a surface target by military aircraft, especially when dropping bombs.
A structure, often a reinforced underground shelter designed to give protection against air raids.
A town in Hampshire, England.
The letter A in the ICAO spelling alphabet
The act of allotting; assignment.
That which is allotted; a share, part, or portion granted or distributed; that which is assigned by lot, or by the act of God; anything set apart for a special use or to a distinct party.
The allowance of a specific amount of scrip or of a particular thing to a particular person.
A plot of land rented from the council for growing fruit and vegetables.
Articles used in charging firearms and ordnance of all kinds; as powder, balls, shot, shells, percussion caps, rockets, etc.
Any stock of missiles, literal or figurative.
Any four-legged vertebrate that does not have amniotic eggs, living both on land and in water.
Capable of functioning on land or in water.
Occurring on both land and water.
(nautical) A tool used to moor a vessel to the bottom of a sea or river to resist movement.
Formerly a vessel would differentiate amongst the anchors carried as waist anchor, best bower, bower, stream and kedge anchors, depending on purpose and, to a great extent, on mass and size of the anchor. Modern usage is storm anchor for the heaviest anchor with the longest rode, best bower or simply bower for the most commonly used anchor deployed from the bow, and stream or lunch hook for a small, light anchor used for temporary moorage and often deployed from the stern.
(nautical) An iron device so shaped as to grip the bottom and hold a vessel at her berth by the chain or rope attached. (FM 55-501).
(nautical) Generic term to refer to the combined anchoring gear (anchor, rode, and fittings such as bitts, cat, and windlass.)
A fixed point, especially materials or tools used to affix something at that point.
(internet) An HTML/XHTML mark-up tag to define a position in a file, or a link to a URL.
(italbrac, television) An anchorman or anchorwoman.
To hold an object, especially a ship or a boat to a fixed point.
To provide emotional stability for a person in distress.
To perform as an anchorman.
Designed to defend against air attacks.
(of a missile, or system) designed to detect, intercept, and destroy a ballistic missile in flight
Designed to intercept and destroy another missile in flight.
Designed to kill soldiers.
Referring to weapons designed to attack military tanks or similar armored vehicles.
A TOW missile is an weapon capable of killing everyone in a tank from great distance.
Any of several Athabascan-speaking peoples of the American Southwest excluding Navajo, i.e. Chiricahua, Jicarilla, Lipan, Mescalero, Plains Apache, or Western Apache.
A person belonging to an Apache people.
The languages of the Apache peoples.
A Parisian gangster.
An open source HTTP server.
The town of Apache, Oklahoma (zipcode 73006)
A military helicopter
(military) armored personnel carrier
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A trainee, especially in a skilled trade.
(historical) One who is bound by indentures or by legal agreement to serve a tradesperson, or other person, for a certain time, with a view to learn the art, or trade, in which his master is bound to instruct him.
(dated) One not well versed in a subject; a tyro or newbie.
verb (apprentic, ing)
(transitive) To put under the care and supervision of a master, for the purpose of instruction in a trade or business.
The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near.
The of summer. —Horsley.
A nearer to the human type. —Owen.
An access, or opportunity of drawing near.
The to kings and principal persons. —Bacon.
(context, used only with the plural approaches) Movements to gain favor; advances.
A way, passage, or avenue by which a place or buildings can be approached; an access. —Macaulay.
A manner in which a problem is solved or policy is made.
an to gardening
(context, used only in the plural, fortification) The advanced works, trenches, or covered roads made by besiegers in their advances toward a fortress or military post.
(golf) A stroke whose object is to land the ball on the putting green. It is made with an iron club.
The way a plane lands at an airport.
verb (approach, es)
(intransitive) To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance nearer.
Wherefore approached ye so nigh unto the city? —2 Sam. xi. 20.
But exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. —Heb. x. 25.
(intransitive) To draw near, in a figurative sense; to make advances; to approximate.
as he approaches to the character of the ablest statesman.
(transitive) To come near to in place, time, or character; to draw nearer to; as, to approach the city; to approach my cabin; he approached the age of manhood.
He was an admirable poet, and thought even to have approached Homer. --Temple.
(context, transitive, military) To take approaches to.
A late form of medieval crossbow, having a steel prod, or bow.
noun (archer, ies, -)
(uncountable) The practice or sport of shooting arrows with a bow.
(countable) A group of archers.
accelerated reply mail: a service of the United States Postal Service
adjustable rate mortgage
A body of forces equipped for war.
(Military & Naval): All the cannon and small arms collectively, with their equipments, belonging to a ship or a fortification.
Any equipment for resistance.
(past of, arm)
equip, Equipped, especially with a weapon.
(Of a weapon) prepared for use.
The military forces of a nation; the army, navy, air force, marines and, sometimes, coast guard.
A ceasefire; a truce.
noun (wikipedia, armour, armor)
(uncountable) A form of body protection that consists of a hard material that is worn around the vital areas of the body.
(uncountable) A natural form of this kind of protection on an animal's body.
(countable) A tank, or other heavy mobile assault vehicle.
(uncountable) A military formation consisting primarily of tanks or other armoured fighting vehicles.