- A sheet of paper on which overlays are pasted for printing
- The process of preparing such sheets
- (uncountable) An item's composition.
- To understand how a nuclear reactor works, we must first look at its .
- (uncountable) Cosmetics; colorants and other substances applied to the skin to improve its appearance.
- She is wearing a lot of .
- (uncountable) A rock of crystalline limestone.
- Open thy marble jaws, O tomb / And hide me, earth, in thy dark womb."George Frederic Handel, Jeptha
- (countable) A small spherical ball of rock or glass used in children's games.
- someone who has control over something or someone
- owner of an animal or slave
- the captain of a merchant ship; a master mariner
- someone who employs others
- an expert at something
- a tradesman who is qualified to teach apprentices
- a skilled artist
- (dated) a courtesy title of a man; mister
- a courtesy title for a boy
- the original of a document or of a recording
- (context, Filmology) The primary wide shot of a scene, into which the closeups will be edited later.
- to be a master
- to control
- to learn to a high degree of proficiency
- main, principal or predominant
- highly skilled
- (obsolete) The womb. The concept of an enclosure is common to many of the other uses of .
- (biology) The material or tissue in which more specialized structures are embedded.
- (biology) An extracellular matrix, the material or tissue between the cells of animals or plants.
- (biology) Part of the mitochondrion.
- (biology) The medium in which bacterium, bacteria are cultured.
- (mathematics) A rectangular arrangement of numbers or terms having various uses such as transforming coordinates in geometry, solving system of linear equations, systems of linear equations in linear algebra and representing graphs in graph theory.
- (computing) A two-dimensional array.
- A table of data.
- (geology) A geological matrix, the outer material of a rock consisting of larger grains embedded in a material consisting of smaller ones.
- (archaeology) The sediment surrounding and including the artifacts, features, and other materials at a site.
- (analytical chemistry) The environment from which a given sample is taken.
- Related to mechanics, done by machine
noun (see individual senses for plurals)
- ( media) The nature of the surrounding environment, eg solid, liquid, gas, vacuum, or a specific substance such as a solvent.
- ( media) The material or empty space through which signals, waves or forces pass.
- ( media) A format for communicating or presenting information.
- ( media) A nutrient solution for the growth of cells in vitro
- ( media) The means or channel by which an aim is achieved.
- ( mediums) A liquid base which carries pigment in paint.
- ( mediums) Someone who supposedly conveys information from the spirit world
- ( mediums) Anything having a measurement intermediate between extremes, such as a garment or container.
- ( mediums) A person whom garments or apparel of intermediate size fit.
- of intermediate size
- An invention of Thomas A. Edison, a machine for making printed copies, using typed stencil, ubiquitous until the 1990s when photocopying became competitive (if not cheaper), and considerably easier to use.
- 1910 So it also is in regard to the , whose forerunner, the electric pen, was born of Edison's brain in 1877. He had been long impressed by the desirability of the rapid production of copies of written documents, and, as we have seen by a previous chapter, he invented the electric pen for this purpose, only to improve upon it later with a more desirable device " Frank Lewis Dyer & Thomas Commerford Martin, Edison, His Life and Inventions, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=text&offset=286715827&textreg=2&query=mimeograph&id=Dye2Edi Chapter 27.
- To make mimeograph copies.
- 1919 Even the ultra-respectable "Evening Transcript", organ of the Brahmins of culture, was down for $144 for typing, mimeographing and sending out "dope" to the country press. " Upton Sinclair, The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=580541099&tag=Sinclair,+Upton,+1878-1968:+The+Profits+of+Religion:+An+Essay+in+Economic+Interpretation,+1918&query=mimeograph&id=SinProf Book 4.
- A loyal servant of another, usually more powerful being.
- The archvillain deployed his minions to simultaneously rob every bank in the city.
- A sycophantic follower
- An accidental mistake in print
- When I wrote to you saying "You're going to catch a cod if you spend all night fishing", there was a . I meant to say "You're going to catch a cold."
- To make a misprint
- I misprinted his name on the invitation. He's called James, not Jambes.
- Someone who lives in modern times.
- 1956: Even though we moderns can never crawl inside the skin of the ancient and think and feel as he did..., we must as historians make the attempt. " John Albert Wilson, The Culture of Ancient Egypt, p. 144.
- Pertaining to the current time and style.
- Originally, a fine textile fabric made of the hair of an Asiatic goat; any textile fabric to which a watered appearance is given.
noun (also: mortice)
- A hole that is made to receive a tenon so as to form a joint
- A mountain, as in Mount Everest
- A horse used to ride on, unlike a draught horse
- The rider climbed onto his .
- The number of riders in a cavalry unit or division
- The General said he has 2,000 mounts.
- To go up; climb; ascend: to mount stairs.
- Antonym: dismount
- The rider mounted his horse.
- To attach an object to a support, as to mount a mailbox on a post
- Antonym: demount
- (computing) To attach a drive or device to the directory structure in order to make it available to the operating system.
- Antonyms: usually unmount, sometimes dismount, rarely demount
- To get on top of an animal to mate.
- (slang) to have sexual intercourse with someone, something.
- Synonyms - see WikiSaurus:sexual intercourse
- To begin a military assault
- The General gave the order to the attack.
adjective (Chiefly American)
- Having, resembling, or pertaining to many or a world of colors.
- The flesh of sheep used as food.
- (Cockney rhyming slang) deaf.