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c. Tweet Definition of c. Like Definition of c. on Facebook
  1. (context, preposition) circa
The document was written in the Middle Ages, 1250.
  1. (context, noun) city
cash Tweet Definition of cash Like Definition of cash on Facebook
  1. money, Money in the form of notes/bills and coins, as opposed to cheques/checks or electronic transactions.
verb (cash, es)
  1. To exchange a check for money in the form of notes/bills.
cauri Tweet Definition of cauri Like Definition of cauri on Facebook
  1. A former monetary subdivision, equivalent to 1/100th of a Guinean syli.
  2. An extremely tall tree found exclusively in New Zealand
  3. A type of seashell found on the western coast of the African continent
cedi Tweet Definition of cedi Like Definition of cedi on Facebook
  1. The currency of Ghana, divided into 100 pesewas and represented by �.
cent Tweet Definition of cent Like Definition of cent on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, Cent (currency))
  1. A subunit of currency equal to one-hundredth of the main unit of currency in many countries, including the United States. Symbol: ¢.
  2. A subunit of currency equal to one-hundredth of the euro.
  3. A coin having face value of one cent (in either of the above senses).
  4. (music) A hundredth of a half step.
centavo Tweet Definition of centavo Like Definition of centavo on Facebook
  1. Currency unit (hundreth of a peso) in Mexico
  2. A similar subdenomination of various other currencies.
centime Tweet Definition of centime Like Definition of centime on Facebook
  1. A former subunit of currency equal to one-hundredth of the franc.
  2. A coin having face value of one centime.
CFA franc Tweet Definition of CFA franc Like Definition of CFA franc on Facebook
  1. A currency used in 12 African countries
circulation Tweet Definition of circulation Like Definition of circulation on Facebook
  1. The act of moving in a circle, or in a course which brings the moving body to the place where its motion began.
  2. The act of passing from place to place or person to person; free diffusion; transmission.
  3. Currency; circulating coin; notes, bills, etc., current for coin.
  4. The extent to which anything circulates or is circulated; the measure of diffusion; as, the circulation of a newspaper.
  5. The movement of the blood in the blood-vascular system, by which it is brought into close relations with almost every living elementary constituent. Also the movement of the sap in the vessels and tissues of plants.
COB Tweet Definition of COB Like Definition of COB on Facebook
  1. Close of Business, usually referring to a deadline, for an office in another time zone. NY office tells LA office to have report e-mailed by COB.
  2. Coordination of Benefits
  3. Chairman of the Board
  4. Chip on Board
colon Tweet Definition of colon Like Definition of colon on Facebook
noun (plural: colons or obsolete: cola)
  1. (grammar) The punctuation mark ":" introducing a quotation or a series of items, or separating clauses.
  2. (anatomy) The final segment of the digestive system, after (distal to) the ileum and before (proximal to) the anus
  3. A rhetorical figure consisting of a clause which is grammatically, but not logically, complete.
condor Tweet Definition of condor Like Definition of condor on Facebook
noun (plural: condors or condor)
  1. Either of two New World vultures, Vultur gryphus of the Andes or Gymnogyps californianus, a nearly extinct vulture of the mountains of California.
  2. A gold coin of some South American countries bearing the figure of one of these vultures.
  3. An Argentinian short range ballistic missile.
  4. In golf, four under par (quadruple birdie, triple eagle, or double albatross)
conjoined Tweet Definition of conjoined Like Definition of conjoined on Facebook
  1. (past of, conjoin)
  1. Joined together, as with conjoined twins, or in matrimony.
1600 If either of you know any inward impediment, why you should not be , I charge you, on your souls, to utter it. " Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, s:Much_Ado_About_Nothing
  1. Scene_1._The_Inside_of_a_Church., Act 4, Scene 1.
continental Tweet Definition of continental Like Definition of continental on Facebook
  1. Of or relating to a continent or continents.
continental drift
  1. In the main part of a country or region, as opposed to on one of its islands.
continental Europe
  1. (especially in the UK) Characteristic of the style of continental Europe, as opposed to British.
continental breakfast
copeck Tweet Definition of copeck Like Definition of copeck on Facebook
noun (plural: copecks)
  1. Russian monetary unit equal to one-hundredth of a ruble.
crooked Tweet Definition of crooked Like Definition of crooked on Facebook
verb (rfc-level, Verb at L4+ not in L3 POS section)
  1. (past of, crook)
  1. Not straight; having one or more bends or angles.
We walked up the path to the top of the hill.
  1. Set at an angle; not vertical or square.
That picture is - could you straighten it up for me?
  1. (figurative) dishonest, Dishonest or illegal.
He was trying to interest me in another one of his deals.
crown Tweet Definition of crown Like Definition of crown on Facebook
  1. A reward of victory or a mark of honor.
  2. A royal, imperial or princely headdress; a diadem.
  3. A representation of such a headdress, as in heraldry; it may even be that only the image exists, no physical crown, as in the case of the kingdom of Belgium; by analogy such crowns can be awarded to moral persons that don't even have a head, as the mural crown for cities in heraldry
  4. A wreath or band for the head.
  5. Imperial or regal power.
  6. The topmost part of the head.
  7. The highest part a hill.
  8. The top part of a hat.
  9. The raised centre of a road.
  10. The highest part of an arch.
  11. Splendor, finish, culmination.
  1. Any currency (originally) issued by the crown (regal power) and often bearing a crown (headdress)
  2. Specifically, a former British coin worth five shillings.
    1. (botany) The part of a plant where the root and stem meet.
  3. (anatomy) The part of a tooth above the gums.
  4. (dentistry) A prothestic covering for a tooth.
  5. (nautical) A knot formed in the end of a rope by tucking in the strands to prevent them from unravelling
  6. (nautical) The part of an anchor where the arms and the shank meet
  1. To place a crown on the head of.
  2. To formally declare (someone) a king or emperor.
  3. To declare (someone) a winner.
  4. (medicine) Of a baby, during the birthing process; for the surface of the baby's head to appear in the vaginal opening.
The mother was in the second stage of labor and the fetus had just crowned, prompting a round of encouragement from the midwives.
  1. (context, gaming) To shoot an opponent in the back of the head with a shotgun in a first-person shooter video game.
  2. (context, board games) In checkers, to stack two checkers to indicate that the piece has become a king.
"Crown me!" I said, as I moved my checker to the back row.
  1. Of, related to, or pertaining to a crown.
  1. Of, related to, pertaining to the top of a tree or trees.
a fire
Ct. Tweet Definition of Ct. Like Definition of Ct. on Facebook
abbreviation or ct
  1. court
  2. count
  3. Contact, a shorthand used by pilots copying w:IFR, IFR clearances
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noun (currencies, -)
  1. Money or other item used to facilitate transactions.
wampum was used as a by Amerindians.
  1. a countable unit which symbolize real value
  2. Acceptance or use.
The jargon, jargon"s .
  1. The state of being current.

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