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Aaron Tweet Definition of Aaron Like Definition of Aaron on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (Judaism & Christianity) The elder brother of Moses in the Book of the Exodus.
  2. (given name, male, from Hebrew, ).
abbot Tweet Definition of abbot Like Definition of abbot on Facebook
noun
  1. The superior or head of an abbey or monastery.
The newly appointed decided to take a tour of the abbey with the cardinal's emissary.
  1. One of a class of bishops whose sees were formerly abbeys. "Encyclopedia Britannica"
Abby Tweet Definition of Abby Like Definition of Abby on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female, from Hebrew, ).
Abe Tweet Definition of Abe Like Definition of Abe on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male) diminutive of Abraham.
Abel Tweet Definition of Abel Like Definition of Abel on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (mythology) the son of Adam and Eve who was killed by his brother Cain.
  2. (given name, male, from Hebrew, ).
Abie Tweet Definition of Abie Like Definition of Abie on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Short form of the male given name Abraham.
Abigail Tweet Definition of Abigail Like Definition of Abigail on Facebook
noun
  1. (given name, female, from Hebrew, ). A Biblical female given name.
Abner Tweet Definition of Abner Like Definition of Abner on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (biblical) Cousin of Saul in the Old Testament.
  2. (given name, male, ).
Abraham Tweet Definition of Abraham Like Definition of Abraham on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (context, Judaism, Christianity, Islam) A prophet in the Old Testament and Koran; the Semitic patriarch, father of the Jewish patriarch Isaac (by his wife Sarah) and the Arab patriarch Ishmael (by his concubine Hagar).
  2. (given name, male, from Hebrew, ).
  3. A surname.
Abram Tweet Definition of Abram Like Definition of Abram on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A prophet in the Old Testament; Semitic patriarch, father of the Jewish patriarch Isaac (by his wife Sarah) and the Arabic patriarch Ishmael (by his concubine Hagar). His name was later changed to Abraham.
  2. A male given name.
  3. A surname.
Absalom Tweet Definition of Absalom Like Definition of Absalom on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (biblical character) The third son of David, king of Israel.
  2. (given name, male, from Hebrew, ), always rare.
ADA Tweet Definition of ADA Like Definition of ADA on Facebook
initialism
  1. w:American Dental Association, American Dental Association
  2. w:Americans for Democratic Action, Americans for Democratic Action
  3. w:Americans with Disabilities Act, Americans with Disabilities Act
  4. w:Assistant District Attorney, Assistant District Attorney
  5. The enzyme adenosine deaminase, specifically that affects RNA. See ADAR.
  6. w:American Diabetes Association, American Diabetes Association
Adam Tweet Definition of Adam Like Definition of Adam on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The first man in the Bible and the Qur'an, the mythological progenitor of the human race.
  2. (given name, male, from Hebrew, ).
  3. (figuratively) original sin, Original sin or human frailty.
Adelaide Tweet Definition of Adelaide Like Definition of Adelaide on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female, from Germanic, )
  2. State capital of South Australia, named in honor of Queen Adelaide, wife of King Willian IV.
Adele Tweet Definition of Adele Like Definition of Adele on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female, from Germanic, ).
Adlai Tweet Definition of Adlai Like Definition of Adlai on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A male given name
Adolf Tweet Definition of Adolf Like Definition of Adolf on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male, from Germanic, ).
Adrian Tweet Definition of Adrian Like Definition of Adrian on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male, from Latin)
Agatha Tweet Definition of Agatha Like Definition of Agatha on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A female given name.
aggie Tweet Definition of aggie Like Definition of aggie on Facebook
noun
  1. Marble made of agate, or one that looks as if it were made of agate
  2. A student at an agriculturally focused college or university.
  3. A student studying agriculture.
proper noun
  1. (given name, female, from Greek, ) Female proper name; nickname for Agnes, Agatha.
    1. A student or sports team at the w:University of California, Davis, University of California, Davis, w:Cameron University, Cameron University, w:Delaware Valley College, Delaware Valley College, w:New Mexico State University, New Mexico State University, w:North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina A&T State University, w:Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, w:Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma State University, w:Ontario Agricultural College, Ontario Agricultural College, w:Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University, or w:Utah State University, Utah State University.
Agnes Tweet Definition of Agnes Like Definition of Agnes on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female, from Greek)
Aileen Tweet Definition of Aileen Like Definition of Aileen on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A female given name, alternative spelling of Eileen
Aimee Tweet Definition of Aimee Like Definition of Aimee on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female) borrowed from French Aimée "beloved", a variation of English Amy.
Alan Tweet Definition of Alan Like Definition of Alan on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male)
Alastair Tweet Definition of Alastair Like Definition of Alastair on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male), a variant of Alasdair, Scottish form of Alexander.
Alberta Tweet Definition of Alberta Like Definition of Alberta on Facebook
proper noun
  1. province, Province in western Canada which has Edmonton as its capital.
  2. (given name, female), a feminine form of Albert.
Alda Tweet Definition of Alda Like Definition of Alda on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A surname
Alec Tweet Definition of Alec Like Definition of Alec on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male), diminutive of Alexander.
Alex Tweet Definition of Alex Like Definition of Alex on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male, from Greek, ), short form of Alexander, rarely an English form of Alexius.
  2. (given name, female, from Greek, ), short form of Alexandra or the female name Alexis, or a spelling variant of Alix.
Alexa Tweet Definition of Alexa Like Definition of Alexa on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female, from Greek, ), feminine form of Alex or Alexius, or a short form of Alexandra.
Alexander Tweet Definition of Alexander Like Definition of Alexander on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male, from Greek, ), most famously held by Wikipedia:Alexander the Great, Alexander the Great.
Alexandra Tweet Definition of Alexandra Like Definition of Alexandra on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female).
ALF Tweet Definition of ALF Like Definition of ALF on Facebook
initialism
  1. Alien Life Form (TV series)
  2. Animal Liberation Front (Name used by animal rights activists engaging in direct action)
Alfie Tweet Definition of Alfie Like Definition of Alfie on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male). Short form for Alfred and Alphonse.
Alfred Tweet Definition of Alfred Like Definition of Alfred on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Alfred the Great, early king of England
  2. (given name, male, ).
Alice Tweet Definition of Alice Like Definition of Alice on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female, from Germanic, ) popular in England since Middle Ages.
  2. The main character in w:Lewis Carroll, Lewis Carroll's books w:Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and w:Through the Looking-Glass, Through the Looking-Glass.
  3. In various fields such as cryptography and physics, a conventional name for the person or system that sends a message to another person or system conventionally known as Bob.
Alicia Tweet Definition of Alicia Like Definition of Alicia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female, from Germanic, ) - The Latinized form of Alice
Alison Tweet Definition of Alison Like Definition of Alison on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female) ,originally a French diminutive of Alice.
Allan Tweet Definition of Allan Like Definition of Allan on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (misspelling of, Alan)
  2. (i, also,) (alternative spelling of, Alan, nocap=true)
  3. (rare) (given name, male).
Allen Tweet Definition of Allen Like Definition of Allen on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An English and Scottish male given name, a variant of Alan
  2. An English and Scottish surname derived from the given name
Alma Tweet Definition of Alma Like Definition of Alma on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a female given name
Alonso Tweet Definition of Alonso Like Definition of Alonso on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A male given name in many languages; see Alphonse.
Alphonso Tweet Definition of Alphonso Like Definition of Alphonso on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A male given name, see Alphonse.
Althea Tweet Definition of Althea Like Definition of Althea on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A female given name from Greek mythology
Alvin Tweet Definition of Alvin Like Definition of Alvin on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male).
Alwin Tweet Definition of Alwin Like Definition of Alwin on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A male given name, see Alvin.
Amalia Tweet Definition of Amalia Like Definition of Amalia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female, from Germanic), a less common variant of Amelia.
Amanda Tweet Definition of Amanda Like Definition of Amanda on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female, from Latin, )
amaryllis Tweet Definition of amaryllis Like Definition of amaryllis on Facebook
noun
  1. The Belladonna Lilly
Amber Tweet Definition of Amber Like Definition of Amber on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female, , )
    • 1923 CE: Israel Zangwill, The Grey Wig
    • : "I love his letters," gushed , bafflingly. "He writes such cute things."
      1. (rare) (given name, male, , )
    • 1901 CE: Frederick Swainson, Acton's Feud
    • : I soon saw that the school was not quite good enough for the others ... , the half, generally waltzed round our forwards.
Ambrose Tweet Definition of Ambrose Like Definition of Ambrose on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male, from Greek)
  2. A surname.
Amelia Tweet Definition of Amelia Like Definition of Amelia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female, from Germanic, )
amity Tweet Definition of amity Like Definition of amity on Facebook
noun (amities)
  1. friendship
Amos Tweet Definition of Amos Like Definition of Amos on Facebook
proper noun (book of the Bible, Book of Amos)
  1. (given name, male)
  2. (biblical) A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
  3. A prophet, author of the book of Amos.
Anastasia Tweet Definition of Anastasia Like Definition of Anastasia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female, from Greek, )
Andrea Tweet Definition of Andrea Like Definition of Andrea on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female), feminine form of Andrew
  2. (given name, male) occasionally borrowed from Italian.
Andrew Tweet Definition of Andrew Like Definition of Andrew on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The first Apostle in the New Testament.
  2. (given name, male).
Andy Tweet Definition of Andy Like Definition of Andy on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male), diminutive of Andrew.
  2. (given name, female), diminutive of Andrea.
Angel Tweet Definition of Angel Like Definition of Angel on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male), from Angelo or an anglicized spelling of íngel.
  2. (given name, female) from the English noun angel.
  3. (baseball) A player on the team the "w:Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim".
    • Smith became an as a result of a pre-season trade.
Angela Tweet Definition of Angela Like Definition of Angela on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female) in regular use since the 18th century.
Angelica Tweet Definition of Angelica Like Definition of Angelica on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female), borne by a heroine in Ariosto's Orlando Furioso (1516).
Angelina Tweet Definition of Angelina Like Definition of Angelina on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female), an Italian diminutive of Angela.
Angelo Tweet Definition of Angelo Like Definition of Angelo on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A male given name.
Angie Tweet Definition of Angie Like Definition of Angie on Facebook
proper noun
  1. female given name
Ann Tweet Definition of Ann Like Definition of Ann on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The mother of Virgin Mary in apocryphal gospels ( also Anne and Anna).
  2. (given name, female, from Hebrew) popular since fourteenth century, today a very common middle name.
abbreviation
  1. Anniversary
  2. Annual
Anna Tweet Definition of Anna Like Definition of Anna on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female, from Hebrew, ) periodically popular as a variant of Ann in English.
  2. Ann, the apocryphal mother of Virgin Mary.
  3. (biblical character) A prophetess who saw the infant Jesus ( Luke 2:36-38)
Annabel Tweet Definition of Annabel Like Definition of Annabel on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female, , )
Anne Tweet Definition of Anne Like Definition of Anne on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female, from Hebrew, ), used interchangably with Ann since the Middle Ages.
Annette Tweet Definition of Annette Like Definition of Annette on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female), a French diminutive of Anne.
Annie Tweet Definition of Annie Like Definition of Annie on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female), diminutive form of Ann, a popular independent name in the nineteenth century.
Anthea Tweet Definition of Anthea Like Definition of Anthea on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female, from Greek, ) , derived from Greek antheios "flowery".
    1. The epithet of the Greek goddess Hera
Anthony Tweet Definition of Anthony Like Definition of Anthony on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male).
Antoinette Tweet Definition of Antoinette Like Definition of Antoinette on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female, from French, ) A female given name
Antony Tweet Definition of Antony Like Definition of Antony on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male), a mostly British spelling variant of Anthony.
April Tweet Definition of April Like Definition of April on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The fourth month of the Gregorian calendar, following March and preceding May. Abbreviation: Apr or Apr.
Archibald Tweet Definition of Archibald Like Definition of Archibald on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A male given name.
Archie Tweet Definition of Archie Like Definition of Archie on Facebook
noun
  1. A particular computer program that catalogues FTP archives and allows users to search such catalogues.
proper noun
  1. A diminutive of the male given name Archibald.
Ariadne Tweet Definition of Ariadne Like Definition of Ariadne on Facebook
proper noun
  1. In Greek mythology, the daughter of King Minos of Crete and his queen, Pasiphae
Ariel Tweet Definition of Ariel Like Definition of Ariel on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Biblical Hebrew name meaning literally "lion of God", and used also in reference to the city of Jerusalem.
  2. Name of a spirit in the play The Tempest by Shakespeare.
  3. Name of the twelfth and brightest moon of the planet Uranus.
  4. (given name, male), often borrowed from Spanish usage.
  5. (given name, female), mostly of persons born after 1970.
Arnold Tweet Definition of Arnold Like Definition of Arnold on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male, , )
art Tweet Definition of art Like Definition of art on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) human, Human effort to imitate, supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature.
  2. (uncountable) The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colours, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty, specifically the production of the beautiful in a graphic or plastic medium.
  3. (uncountable) Activity intended to make something special
  4. (uncountable) A recreation of reality according to the artist's metaphysical value-judgements
  5. (uncountable) The study and the product of these processes.
  6. (uncountable) aesthetic, Aesthetic value.
  7. (context, uncountable, printing) artwork, Artwork.
  8. (countable) A field or category of art, such as painting, sculpture, music, ballet, or literature.
  9. (countable) A nonscientific branch of learning; one of the liberal arts.
  10. (countable) skill, Skill that is attained by study, practice, or observation.
verb
  1. (archaic) Second-person singular simple present tense indicative of be.