- A tall, square, tapered, stone monolith topped with a pyramidal point, frequently used as a monument.
- (printing) The dagger sign ("), especially when used as a reference mark.
verb (obliques, obliquing, obliqued)
- (geometry) An oblique line.
- (rare) The punctuation sign "/"
- To deviate from a perpendicular line; to move in an oblique direction.
- Projecting his person towards it in a line which obliqued from the bottom of his spine. - Sir. W. Scott.
- (military) To march in a direction oblique to the line of the column or platoon; " formerly accomplished by oblique steps, now by direct steps, the men half- facing either to the right or left.
- Not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at right angles from, the base; slanting; inclined.
- It has a direction oblique to that of the former motion. - Cheyne.
- Not straightforward; indirect; obscure; hence, disingenuous; underhand; perverse; sinister.
- The love we bear our friends . . . Hath in it certain oblique ends. - Drayton.
- This mode of oblique research, when a more direct one is denied, we find to be the only one in our power. - De Quincey.
- Then would be closed the restless, oblique eye. <br /> That looks for evil, like a treacherous spy. - Wordworth.
- Not direct in descent; not following the line of father and son; collateral.
- His natural affection in a direct line was strong, in an oblique but weak. - Baker.
- (botany, of leaves) Having the base of the blade asymmetrical, with one side larger or extending further than the other.
- A sheet of paper 7 to 10 inches high and 4.5 to 6 inches wide, the size varying with the large original sheet used to create it. Made by folding the original sheet three times to produce eight leaves.
- A book page the size of such leaves.
- A book of octavo pages.
- A reproduction of a single article from a journal or similar publication
- I got loads of requests for offprints of my paper on cold fusion
- Anything that acts as counterbalance; a compensating equivalent.
verb (offsets, offsetting, offset)
- Today's victory was an to yesterday's defeat.
- (context, international trade) A form of countertrade arrangement, in which the seller agrees to purchase within a set time frame products of a certain value from the the buying country. This kind of deals are often used in large international public sector contracts such as arms sales.
- (rfv-sense) A time at which something begins.
- You can hear the gun go off at the of the race.
- Offset printing.
- (programming) The difference between a target memory address and a base address.
- An array of bytes uses its index as the , of words a multiple thereof.
- The distance by which one thing is out of alignment with another.
- There is a small between the switch and the indicator which some users found confusing.
- To compensate for something.
- I'll the time diffence locally.
- The ancestor language of modern English, also called Anglo-Saxon, spoken in Britain from about 400 AD to 1100 AD. The language is a more inflected language, maintaining strong and weak verbs, nouns, and adjectives. It has a clearly marked subjunctive mood, and has 5 cases of nouns and adjectives. In addition to singular and plural grammatical numbers, there was a dual number for two people.
- A thin, strong, light, translucent paper; used especially for making carbon copies
- A line marking the boundary of an object figure
- The shape of an object or figure
- A sketch or drawing in which objects are delineated in contours without shading
- A general description of some subject
- A statement summarize, summarizing the important points of a text
- A preliminary plan of a project
- (italbrac, film industry) A prose telling of a story intended to be turned into a screenplay; generally longer and more detailed than a treatment.
adjective (wikipedia, out-of-print book)
- (context, publishing) No longer offered for sale by a publisher; no longer on the firsthand market.
- I'm sorry, but that book has been for twenty years.
- the beginning or initial stage of something
- He agreed and understood from the , so don't bother explaining again.
verb (overlays, overlaying, overlaid)
- (printing) A piece of paper pasted upon the tympan sheet to improve the impression by making it stronger at a particular place.
- (betting) Odds which are set higher than expected or warranted. Favorable odds.
- (horse racing) A horse going off at higher odds than it appears to warrant, based on its past performances.
- (transitive) To lay, or spread, something over or across; to cover.
- To overwhelm; to press excessively upon.
- (transitive) To smother with a close covering, or by lying upon.
- (transitive) (printing) To put an overlay
- Noun, overlay on.
- (stamp-collecting) the addition of new text on a previously printed stamp, usually to add a surcharge or change the face value.
- (printing) to overlap different colours to avoid gaps.
- to add an overprint