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flap Tweet Definition of flap Like Definition of flap on Facebook
noun 
  1. Anything broad and limber that hangs loose, or that is attached by one side or end and is easily moved; as, the flap of a garment.
  2. A hinged leaf, as of a table or shutter.
  3. a stir, scandal or controversy
The comment caused quite a in the newspapers.
  1. The motion of anything broad and loose, or a stroke or sound made with it; as, the flap of a sail or the flap of a wing
  2. A disease in the lips of horses.
     
fortis Tweet Definition of fortis Like Definition of fortis on Facebook
adjective 
  1. (context, phonetics) strongly articulated (of a consonant), hence voiceless
     
free Tweet Definition of free Like Definition of free on Facebook
noun 
  1. (aussie-rules) Abbreviation of free kick.
2006: Whether deserved or not, the gave Cresswell the chance to cover himself in glory with a shot on goal after the siren. http://footballlegends.org/daryn_cresswell.htm
verb (free, d)
  1. (transitive) To make free; set at liberty; release; rid of that which confines, limits, embarrasses, or oppresses.
adjective (freer, freest)
  1. Not imprisoned or enslaved.
a man
  1. Obtainable without payment.
All drinks are
  1. (context, also, _, mathematics) unconstrained, Unconstrained.
He was given rein to do whatever he wanted
The group on three generators
  1. Unobstructed, without blockages.
the drain was
  1. Without obligations.
time
  1. (context, of, _, software) With very few limitations on distribution or improvement compared to proprietary software.
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-software-for-freedom.html free software
  1. To be released.
We set the rabbit
  1. Being absent from it.
We had a wholesome, filling meal, of meat
  1. (complang) Of identifiers, not bound.
  2. (mycology) Not attached to the stipe.
In this group of mushrooms, the gills are .
adverb 
  1. (informal) In a way which is free, especially with regard to contraints or price.
I got this bike .
     
fricative Tweet Definition of fricative Like Definition of fricative on Facebook
noun 
  1. (phonetics) Any of several sounds produced by air flowing through a constriction in the oral cavity and typically producing a sibilant, hissing, or buzzing quality; a fricative consonant. English F and S are fricatives.
adjective 
  1. (phonetics) produced by air flowing through a restriction in the oral cavity.
     
front Tweet Definition of front Like Definition of front on Facebook
noun 
  1. The side or end of something that faces the direction it normally moves
  2. The side of a building with the building's main entrance
  3. (Military) an area where armies are engaged in conflict
  4. (context, meteorology) The interface or transition zone between two airmasses of different density. Since the temperature distribution is the most important regulator of atmospheric density, a front almost invariably separates airmasses of different temperature. Fronts receive their names from the movement of the air masses involved.
  5. (context, meteorology) An area where masses of warm and cold air meet, often resulting in precipitation.
  6. A person or institution acting as the public face of some other, covert group
  7. A major military subdivision of the Soviet Army.
  8. (Military) The lateral space occupied by an element measured from the extremity of one flank to the extremity of the other flank.
  9. (Military) The direction of the enemy.
  10. (Military) The line of contact of two opposing forces.
  11. (Military) When a combat situation does not exist or is not assumed, the direction toward which the command is faced.
verb 
  1. To lead or be the spokesperson of a group.
  2. (intransitive) To provide money or financial assistance in advance.
If you can't afford to buy it, I will you the money.
adjective 
  1. Located at or near the front.
The runner was thirty meters ahead of her nearest competitor.
  1. (context, phonetics) Of a vowel pronounced near the tip of the tongue.
     

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