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acquirability Tweet Definition of acquirability Like Definition of acquirability on Facebook
noun 
  1. (rare) The quality of being acquirable; attainableness.

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adjective (infl, en, adjective)
  1. Capable of being acquired

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Etymology: 
  • From Latin adquaero, adquaerere; ad + quaero, quaerere "to seek for". In Old English this verb was aqueren, which comes from the same Latin verb, through Old French aquerre. See quest.



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verb 
  1. (past of, acquire)

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acquirement Tweet Definition of acquirement Like Definition of acquirement on Facebook
noun 
  1. The act of acquiring, or that which is acquired; attainment.
    Rules for the of a taste. — w:Joseph Addison
    His acquirements by industry were . . . enriched and enlarged by many excellent endowments of nature..— Hayward?

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noun 
  1. a person who acquires

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verb 
  1. (present participle of, acquire)

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acquiring financial institution Tweet Definition of acquiring financial institution Like Definition of acquiring financial institution on Facebook
noun 
  1. An acquiring financial institution (or "acquirer") contracts with the bank and the merchant to enable credit card transactions. The acquirer deposits the credit card totals and debits the end-of-month processing fees from the merchants' accounts. Abbreviated: AFI.

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noun 
  1. (plural of, acquiring financial institution)

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noun 
  1. (obsolete): acquirement
    ca.1670:No art requireth more hard study and pain toward the of it than contentment. w:Isaac Barrow, Isaac Barrow, Sermons, III, 62.
Etymology: acquire + -y


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bare-eared Squirrel Monkey Tweet Definition of bare-eared Squirrel Monkey Like Definition of bare-eared Squirrel Monkey on Facebook
noun 
  1. A squirrel monkey endemic to Brazil

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cuir-bouilli Tweet Definition of cuir-bouilli Like Definition of cuir-bouilli on Facebook
noun 
  1. Leather moulded into a particular shape and then hardened, for making armor.
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    • 1909: Cuir-bouilli was leather softened by boiling (generally in oil), and stamped or moulded into a definite form when in that condition; upon drying it became intensely hard and tough. — Charles Henry Ashdown, European Arms & Armor, page 65.
Etymology: French.


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cuirass Tweet Definition of cuirass Like Definition of cuirass on Facebook
noun 
  1. A piece of defensive armor, covering the body from the neck to the girdle.
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  • 1786: The cuirass covered the body before and behind, it consisted of two parts, a breast and back piece of iron, fastened together by means of straps and buckles, or other contrivances. They were originally as the name imports, made of leather, but afterwards of metal, both brass and iron. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 19.
    1. The breastplate taken by itself.
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Etymology: From cuirace.


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daiquiri Tweet Definition of daiquiri Like Definition of daiquiri on Facebook
noun 
  1. A cocktail of rum, lemon or lime juice and sugar, sometimes with fruit added.
Etymology: 
  • Originated 1915-1920; after Daiquiri, a town on the East coast of Cuba.



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enquire Tweet Definition of enquire Like Definition of enquire on Facebook
verb (enquires, enquiring, enquired, enquired)
  1. To ask about something.
  2. To make an enquiry.

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verb 
  1. (past of, enquire)

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noun 
  1. action, Action of the verb to enquire.
verb 
  1. (present participle of, enquire)
adjective 
  1. curious, Curious, inquisitive or investigative.

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noun (enquiries)
  1. A question.

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esquire Tweet Definition of esquire Like Definition of esquire on Facebook
noun 
  1. (archaic) a squire; a youth who in the hopes of becoming a knight attended upon a knight
  2. a lawyer
  3. (obsolete) a shield-bearer, but also applied to other attendants.
    • 1801: w:Joseph Strutt, Joseph Strutt, The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England - The office of the consisted of several departments; the for the body, the of the chamber, the of the stable, and the carving ; the latter stood in the hall at dinner, carved the different dishes, and distributed them to the guests.
      1. a male member of the gentry ranking below a knight
      2. an honorific sometimes placed after a man's name
    • (RQ:Shakespeare Henry 4-2), III-ii - I am Robert Shallow, sir; a poor of the county, and one of the king's justices of the peace.
    • 1875 w:Herbert Broom, Herbert Broom and w:Edward Hadley, Edward Hadley, notes by w:William Wait, William Wait, Commentaries on the laws of England, I-317 - Esquires and gentlemen are confounded together by Sir w:Edward Coke, Edward Coke, who observes that every is a gentleman, and a gentleman is defined to be one qui arma gerit, who bears coat-armour, the grant of which was thought to add gentility to a man's family. It is indeed a matter somewhat unsettled what constitutes the distinction, or who is a real ; for no estate, however large, per se confers this rank upon its owner.
      1. A gentleman who attends or escorts a lady in public.
verb (esquir, ing)
  1. (transitive) (obsolete) To attend, wait on, escort.

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noun 
  1. (plural of, esquire)

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flying squirrel Tweet Definition of flying squirrel Like Definition of flying squirrel on Facebook
noun 
  1. any of 43 species of squirrels from the Pteromyinae subfamily; they cannot fly, but glide from tree to tree.

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noun (plurale tantum)
  1. (context, slang, US) diarrhea

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verb (inquires, inquiring, inquired) (intransitive or transitive)
  1. To ask (about) something.
Note: Outside of the US enquire is generally used for this meaning.
  1. To make an inquiry, or an investigation.

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verb 
  1. (past of, inquire)

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