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face Tweet Definition of face Like Definition of face on Facebook
noun
  1. (anatomy) The front part of the head, featuring the eyes, nose, and mouth and the surrounding area.
She has a pretty .
  1. One's facial expression.
Why the sad ?
  1. The public image.
The of this company.
  1. (geometry) Any of the flat bounding surfaces of a polyhedron.
  2. The numbered dial of a clock or watch.
  3. (cricket) The front surface of a bat.
  4. (slang) The mouth.
Shut your !
He's always stuffing his with chips.
  1. (slang) Makeup.
I'll be out in a sec, just let me put on my .
  1. (slang, professional wrestling) The good guy; a wrestler embodying heroic or virtuous traits.
The fans cheered on the as he made his comeback.
  1. Any surface; especially a front or outer one.
Put a big sign on each of the building that can be seen from the road.
They climbed the north of the mountain.
  1. (cards) the side of the card that shows its value (as opposed to the back side, which looks the same on all cards of the deck)
verb (fac, es)
  1. (transitive, of a person or animal) to position oneself or itself so as to have one's face closest to (something).
Face the sun.
  1. (transitive, of an object) to have its front closest to (something else).
Turn the chair so it faces the table.
  1. (transitive) To deal with (a difficult situation or person).
I'm going to have to this sooner or later.
  1. (intransitive) To have the front in a certain direction.
The bunkers faced north and east, toward Germany.
  1. (intransitive) (cricket) To be the striking batsman.
adjective
  1. (slang, professional wrestling) (rfd-sense) Describing the good guy wrestler.
fall Tweet Definition of fall Like Definition of fall on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of moving in gas or vacuum under the effect of gravity to a lower position.
  2. (chiefly North America, obsolete elsewhere; from the falling of leaves during this season) autumn, Autumn.
  3. A loss of greatness or status; as, the fall of Rome.
  4. (cricket) (of a wicket) The act of a batsman being out.
  5. (In plural only: falls) A waterfall.
  6. (curling) A defect in the ice which causes stones thrown in an area to drift in a given direction
verb (falls, falling, fell or (sense 7 only) (archaic) felled, fallen or (sense 7 ony) (archaic) felled)
  1. (intransitive) To move to a lower position under the effect of gravity
Thrown from a cliff, the stone fell 100 feet before hitting the ground.
  1. to come down, to drop or descend
The rain fell at dawn.
  1. to come to the ground deliberately, to prostrate oneself
He fell to the floor and begged for mercy.
  1. to be brought to the ground; to collapse, to be overthrown or defeated; to die
Rome fell to the Goths in 410 AD.
  1. to be allotted to; to come to through chance or fate
And so it falls to me to make this important decision.
  1. (transitive) (followed by an adjective) To become; to change into the state described by the adjective that follows.
She has fallen ill.
    • Usage note: Now only used in certain set phrases and expressions (see "Derived terms" below).
      1. (transitive) (archaic) To cause something to fall (4); especially to cause a tree to fall (4) by cutting it down.
fat Tweet Definition of fat Like Definition of fat on Facebook
noun (uncountable and countable; pluralfats)
  1. (uncountable) A specialized animal tissue with a high oil content, used for long-term storage of energy.
  2. (countable) A refined substance chemically resembling the oils in animal fat.
  3. That part of an organization deemed wasteful.
We need to trim the fat in this company
  1. (context, countable, obsolete) A large tub, cistern, or vessel; a vat.
  2. A person or animal that is overweight or obese.
adjective (fatt, er)
  1. Carrying a larger than normal amount of fat on one's body.
The man had trouble getting through the door.
  1. thick, Thick.
The wallets of the men from the city brought joy to the peddlers.
  1. bountiful, Bountiful.
  2. Variant form of phat.
  3. (rfv-sense) (sports) A poorly played golf shot where the ball is struck by the top part of the club head. (See Thin,Shank,Toe)
firedamp Tweet Definition of firedamp Like Definition of firedamp on Facebook
noun
  1. (mining)An inflammable gas (mostly methane) found in coal mines; forms an explosive mixture with air
fireman Tweet Definition of fireman Like Definition of fireman on Facebook
noun (firemen)
  1. (firefighting) A person who is skilled in the work of fighting fire.
    1. (firefighting) A fireman that is of the male sex (see usage note).
  2. (railroading) A man who keeps the fire going underneath a steam boiler (originally, shoveling coal by hand), particularly on a railroad locomotive.
  3. (railroading) By extension of the above, an assistant on any locomotive, whether steam-powered or not.
  4. (baseball) A relief pitcher.
fish Tweet Definition of fish Like Definition of fish on Facebook
noun (collectively (UK) or (US) and when referring to two or more kinds fishes or informally fishies)
  1. (countable) A cold-blooded vertebrate animal that lives in water, moving with the help of fins and breathing with gills.
We have many in our aquarium.
  1. (context, possibly archaic) Any vertebrates that lives in water and cannot live outside it.
  2. (context, collectively) (plural of, fish)
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  1. (countable) A type of fish.
Salmon is a .
God created all the fishes of the world.
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  1. (uncountable) The flesh of the fish used as food.
The seafood pasta had lots of but not enough pasta.
  1. (countable) A period of time spent fishing.
The at the lake didn't prove successful.
  1. (countable) An instance of seeking something.
Merely two fishes for information told the whole story.
  1. (uncountable) A card game in which the object is to obtain pairs of cards.
  2. (context, uncountable, derogatory, slang) Women.
  3. (slang) An easy victim for swindle, swindling.
verb (fish, es)
  1. (intransitive) To try to catch fish, whether successfully or not.
She went to the river to for trout.
  1. (context, intransitive, followed by "about," "around," "through," etc.) To attempt to find or get hold of an object by searching among other objects.
Why are you fishing through in my things?
  1. (context, intransitive, followed by "around") To attempt to obtain information by talking to people.
The detective visited the local pubs fishing around for more information.
  1. (context, intransitive, cricket) Of a batsman, to attempt to hit a ball outside off stump and miss it.
  2. (context, transitive, followed by "for") To attempt to get hold of (an object) that is among other objects.
  • He was fishing for in his pocket the keys.
    1. (context, transitive, figurative, followed by "for") To attempt to gain.
The actors loitered at the door, fishing for compliments.
adjective
  1. Of or relating to fish.
It was a fine dinner.
  1. Of or relating to fishing.
Put the worm on a hook.
flare Tweet Definition of flare Like Definition of flare on Facebook
noun
  1. A brightly burning light used to attract attention in an emergency, or to illuminate an area.
The flares steered the traffic away from the accident.
  1. A widening of the lower legs of trousers and jeans.
That's a genuine early '70's on those pants.
  1. (aircraft) The transition from downward flight to level flight just before landing.
The captain executed the perfectly, and we lightly touched down.
  1. (baseball) A low fly ball that is hit in the region between the infielders and the outfielders
Jones hits a little to left that falls for a single.
verb (flar, ing)
  1. (intransitive): To blaze brightly.
The blast furnace flared in the night.
  1. (intransitive): To burn unsteadily.
  2. (intransitive): To burst out suddenly, as in anger (often with up or out.)
The insult made him up.
  1. (transitive): to make flare.
floor Tweet Definition of floor Like Definition of floor on Facebook
noun
  1. The bottom or lower part of any room; the supporting surface of a room.
the room has a wooden floor
  1. The lower inside surface of a hollow space
the ocean floor
the floor of a cave
  1. A structure formed of beams, girders, etc, with proper covering, which divides a building horizontally into storeys/story, stories.
  2. The supporting surface or platform of a structure such as a bridge.
  3. A storey/story of a building.
live on the third floor
  1. In a parliament, the part of the house assigned to the members, as opposed to the viewing gallery.
  2. Hence, the right to speak at a given time in a legislative assembly.
the senator has the floor
be given the floor
  1. (nautical) That part of the bottom of a vessel on each side of the keelson which is most nearly horizontal.
  2. (mining) The rock underlying a stratified or nearly horizontal deposit.
  3. (mining) A horizontal, flat ore body.
  4. (mathematics) The largest integer less than or equal to a given number.
the floor of 4.5 is 4

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