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watermark Tweet Definition of watermark Like Definition of watermark on Facebook
noun 
  1. A translucent design impressed on the surface of paper during manufacture and visible when the paper is held to the light
     
web Tweet Definition of web Like Definition of web on Facebook
noun 
  1. The silken structure a spider builds using silk secreted from the spinnerets at the caudal tip of its abdomen; a spiderweb.
The sunlight glistened in the dew on the .
  1. Any interconnected set of persons, places, or things, which when diagrammed resembles a spider's web.
  2. Specifically, the w:World Wide Web, World Wide Web (also spelled Web).
Let me search the for that.
  1. (baseball) The part of a baseball mitt between the forefinger and thumb, the webbing.
He caught the ball in the .
  1. A latticed or woven structure.
The gazebo's roof was a made of thin strips of wood.
  1. The interconnection between flanges in structural members, increasing the effective lever arm and so the load capacity of the member.
  2. A fold of tissue connecting the toes of certain birds.
A duck paddles with its webbed feet.
  1. (context, manufacturing) A continuous strip of material carried by rollers during processing.
  2. (context, lithography) A long sheet of paper which is fed from a roll into a printing press, as opposed to individual sheets of paper.
verb (web, b, ed)
  1. (intransitive) to construct or form a web
  2. (transitive) to cover with a web or network
  3. (transitive) to ensnare or entangle
  4. (transitive) to provide with a web
     
weight Tweet Definition of weight Like Definition of weight on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, weight)
  1. The force on an object due to the gravitational attraction between it and the Earth.
  2. An object used to make something heavier.
  3. A standardized block of metal used in a balance to measure the mass of another object.
  4. (weightlifting): A disc of iron, dumbbell, or barbell used for training the muscles.
  5. (physics) mass (net weight, atomic weight, molecular weight, troy weight, carat weight, etc.)
  6. (statistics) A variable which multiplies a value for ease of statistical manipulation.
  7. (topology) the smallest cardinality of a base
:Compare to mass. verb 
  1. (transitive) To add weight to something, in order to make it heavier.
  2. (transitive) To load, burden or oppress someone.
  3. (context, transitive, mathematics) To assign weights to individual statistics.
  4. (transitive) To bias something; to slant.
  5. (context, transitive, horse racing) To handicap a horse with a specified weight.
     
wf Tweet Definition of wf Like Definition of wf on Facebook
abbreviation 
  1. wrong font
     
White Tweet Definition of White Like Definition of White on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a British surname from a nickname for someone with white hair
     
whiteout Tweet Definition of whiteout Like Definition of whiteout on Facebook
noun 
  1. a heavy snowstorm; a blizzard
  2. an Arctic condition, caused by diffuse lighting, in which the horizon can not be distinguished and physical features are lost in the background
  3. a white correcting fluid used to cover mistakes in typescript
     
wire Tweet Definition of wire Like Definition of wire on Facebook
noun 
  1. (uncountable) Metal formed into a thin, even thread, now usually by being drawn through a hole in a steel die.
  2. A piece of such material; a thread or slender rod of metal, a cable
  3. A metal conductor that carries electricity.
  4. A fence made of usually barbed wire.
  5. (sports) A finish line of a racetrack.
  6. (informal) A telecommunication wire or cable; hence, an electric telegraph; a telegram
  7. (slang) A hidden listening device on the person of an undercover operative for the purposes of obtaining incriminating spoken evidence.
verb (wir, ing)
  1. to fasten with wire, especially with reference to wine bottles, corks, or fencing
We need to that hole in the fence.
  1. to string on a wire
beads
  1. to equip for use with electricity
  2. to add something into an electrical system by means of wiring; to incorporate or include something
I'll just your camera to the computer screen.
  1. (informal) To send a message or a money value to another person through a telecommunications system, formerly predominately by telegraph.
Urgent: please me another 100 pounds sterling.
  1. to make someone tense or psyched-up
I'm never going to sleep " I'm completely wired from all that coffee.
  1. (slang) To install eavesdropping equipment.
We wired the suspects house.
     
worker Tweet Definition of worker Like Definition of worker on Facebook
noun 
  1. A person who performs labor for his living, especially manual labor.
  2. A nonreproductive social insect, such as ant, bee, termite or wasp.
     
wraparound Tweet Definition of wraparound Like Definition of wraparound on Facebook
noun 
  1. A garment that is wrapped around the body and tied
  2. A label or advertising display that wraps around a container
  3. (computing) A word processing feature that moves text on to the next line if it will not fit on the current one
adjective 
  1. (context, of clothing) designed to be wrapped around the body and tied
  2. (of windows, lenses etc) that extends around a corner or bend
     

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