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caddie Tweet Definition of caddie Like Definition of caddie on Facebook
  1. (golf) A golfer's assistant and adviser.
  2. A lightweight wheeled cart, often fitted with shelves or racks.
  3. A lightweight freestanding rack designed to hold accessories.
verb (caddies, caddying, caddied, caddied)
  1. (intransitive) To serve as a golf caddie.
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noun (caddies)
  1. (golf) One hired to assist another in playing the game of golf.
= verb (caddies, caddying, caddied, caddied)
  1. (context, intransitive, golf) To serve as a caddy, carrying golf clubs etc.
cadge Tweet Definition of cadge Like Definition of cadge on Facebook
  1. A circular frame on which cadgers carry hawks for sale.
verb (cadges, cadging or cadgin, cadged, cadged)
  1. (context, Geordie) To beg.
"Are ye gannin te a lift of yoer fatha?"
  1. (context, US, UK, slang) To obtain something by wit or guile; to convince someone to do something they might not normally do.
  2. (archaic) To carry hawks and other birds of prey.
cage Tweet Definition of cage Like Definition of cage on Facebook
noun (plural: cages)
  1. an enclosure made of bars
  2. the passenger compartment of a lift
verb (cag, ing)
  1. to put into a cage
  2. (advertising, politics) To track individual responses to direct mail.
call Tweet Definition of call Like Definition of call on Facebook
  1. A telephone conversation.
I received several phone calls today.
I received several calls today.
  1. A social visit.
I paid a to a dear friend of mine.
  1. A cry or shout.
He heard a from the other side of the room.
  1. The characteristic cry of a bird.
That sound is the distinctive of the cuckoo bird.
  1. A beckoning or summoning.
I had to yield to the of the wild.
  1. (finance): A contract to buy stock (See w:stock_option for further reading); compare put.
  2. (Cricket) The act of calling to the other batsman.
  3. (Cricket) The state of being the batsman whose role it is to call (depends on where the ball goes.)
  4. (Medicine) An overnight duty in the hospital.
  5. (computing) The act of jumping to a subprogram, saving the means to return to the point.
  6. A statement of a particular state, or rule, made in many games such as bridge, craps, jacks, and so on.
There was a 20 dollar bet on the table, and my was 9.
  1. To request, summon, or beckon.
That person is hurt, for help!
  1. To cry or shout.
I can't see you. Call out to me so I can find you.
  1. To contact by telephone.
Why don't you me in the morning.
  1. To pay a social visit.
We could always on a friend.
  1. To name or refer to.
Why don't we dispense with the formalities. Please me Al.
  1. (reflexively: to be called) Of a person, to have as one's name; of a thing, to have as its name.
I'm called John.
A very tall building is called a skyscraper.
  1. (Cricket) (of a batsman): To shout directions to the other batsman on whether or not they shoud take a run.
  2. (Cricket) (of a fielder): To shout to other fielders that he intends to take a catch (thus avoiding collisions.)
  3. (poker): To match or equal the amount of poker chips in the pot as the player that bet.
  4. (with an object preceded by the preposition for) To require, demand
  1. Verb, demand.
This job calls for patience.
  1. To state, or invoke a rule, in many games such as bridge, craps, jacks, and so on.
My partner called 2 spades.
Canadian football Tweet Definition of Canadian football Like Definition of Canadian football on Facebook
  1. A game played on a field of 110 yards long and 65 yards wide in which two teams attempt to get an ovoid ball to the end of each other's territory. Called football in Canada and Canadian football elsewhere in the world.
cannonball Tweet Definition of cannonball Like Definition of cannonball on Facebook
  1. a ball which is for firing out of a cannon
  2. a way of running at a swimming pool and jumping in creating a large splash, mimicking the flight and shape of a cannonball
"I would call it a water-entry stunt, not a dive" — Coach O'Brien quoted in The New Yorker, 30 August 2004, p.40
cape Tweet Definition of cape Like Definition of cape on Facebook
  1. (geography) A piece or point of land, extending beyond the adjacent coast into a sea or lake; a promontory; a headland.
  2. A sleeveless garment or part of a garment, hanging from the neck over the back, arms, and shoulders, but not reaching below the hips. See Cloak.
verb to cape
  1. To head or point; to keep a course; as, the ship capes southwest by south.
  2. To gape.
capote Tweet Definition of capote Like Definition of capote on Facebook
noun (plural capotes)
  1. A long coat or cloak with a hood
  2. A coat made from a blanket, worn by 19th century Canadian woodsmen.
    • 1888, Theodore Roosevelt, Frontier Types, The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, October 1888.
    • : The fourth member of our party round the camp-fire that night was a powerfully built trapper, partly French by blood,who wore a gayly colored , or blanket-coat, a greasy fur cap, and moccasins.
captain Tweet Definition of captain Like Definition of captain on Facebook
  1. An army officer with a rank between the most senior grade of lieutenant and major.
  2. A naval officer with a rank between commander and commodore.
  3. (nautical) The person lawfully in command of a sea-going vessel.
The captain is the last man to leave a sinking ship.
  1. The person lawfully in command of an airliner.
This is your captain speaking. Please fasten your safety belts.
  1. One of the athletes on a sports team who designated to make decisions, and is allowed to speak for his team with a referee or official.
  2. The leader of a group of workers.
John Henry said to the captain,"A man ain't nothing but a man."
Synonyms: supervisor, straw boss, foreman
  1. (American South) An honorific title given to a prominent person. See colonel.
  1. (intransitive) To act as captain
  2. (transitive) To exercise command of a ship, aircraft or sports team.
carabiner Tweet Definition of carabiner Like Definition of carabiner on Facebook
  1. A metal link with a gate that can open and close, generally used for clipping ropes to anchors or other objects.
card Tweet Definition of card Like Definition of card on Facebook
  1. A flat, normally rectangular piece of stiff paper, plastic etc. especially: one of a pack bearing numbers and symbols used in playing a variety of card games, e.g. a post card, a greeting card (Christmas, birthday etc.,) an identification card, a credit card, a business card, an index card, a baseball card or a warning card.
  2. (informal) An amusing but slightly foolish person.
  3. (context, rare, textiles) A device to raise the nap on a fabric.
  4. (context, rare, textiles) A machine for disentagling the fibres of wool prior to spinning.
  5. (Cricket) A tabular presentation of the key statistics of an innings or match:- batsman, batsmen's scores and how they were dismissed, extras, total score and bowling figures.
  1. (horse racing) A listing of the runners and riders, together with colours and recent form, for all the races on a particular day at a particular racecourse
verb (cards, carding, carded)
  1. To check IDs at a venue with a minimum age requirement
They have to anybody who looks 30 or younger.
  1. (context, rare, textiles) To use the above device or machine.
  2. To scrape or tear someone's flesh using a metal comb, as a form of torture
Carlisle Tweet Definition of Carlisle Like Definition of Carlisle on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A city in north-western England, the county town of Cumbria and formerly of Cumberland.
cartwheel Tweet Definition of cartwheel Like Definition of cartwheel on Facebook
  1. The literal wheel of a cart.
  2. A gymnastic maneuver whereby the gymnast rotates to one side or the other while keeping arms and legs outstretched, spinning for one or more revolutions.
  3. A silver dollar of the larger size produced before 1979.
cast Tweet Definition of cast Like Definition of cast on Facebook
  1. A supportive and immobilising device used to help mend broken bones.
The doctor put a on the boy"s broken arm.
  1. The collective group of people performing a play or production together.
He"s in the of Oliver.
  1. The casting procedure.
  2. A small mass of earth excreted by a worm.
  3. An object made in a mould.
  4. The mould used to make cast objects; as, a plaster cast.
  5. A squint.
  6. visual, Visual appearance.
Her features had a delicate to them. (rfex, the ones without)
verb (casts, casting, cast, )
  1. To throw forcefully.
He a stone at the dog.
  1. To throw something down or toss something aside.
to away fear
She the die.
  1. To throw a fishing line or net into the water.
The fisherman the net into the sea.
  1. To assign a role in a play or performance.
The director the part carefully.
  1. (computing) To change a variable type from, for example, integer to real, or integer to text.
Casting is generally an indication of bad design.
  1. Make by pouring into a mould.
  2. (of animals) To lose the hair or fur of the coat, usually in spring.
  3. (context, of fabric) To twist or warp.
  4. (nautical) To bring the bows of a sailing ship on to the required tack just as the anchor is weighed by use of the headsail.
  5. (nautical) To heave the lead and line in order to ascertain the depth of water.
  6. (context, accountancy) To add up a column of figures; cross-cast refers to adding up a row of figures.
casting Tweet Definition of casting Like Definition of casting on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, Casting (falconry))
  1. a manufacturing process using a mold
  2. The regurgitation of fur, feathers, and other undigestible material by hawks, to clean and empty their crops.
  3. the act of selecting actors, singers, dancers, models, etc.
catch Tweet Definition of catch Like Definition of catch on Facebook
noun (es, -)
  1. (countable) The act of catching an object in motion in the air.
The player made an impressive by leaping into the air.
Nice !
  1. (countable) The act of noticing, understanding or hearing.
Good . I would never have remembered that.
  1. (uncountable) The game of catching a ball.
The kids love to play .
  1. (countable) A find, in particular a boyfriend/girlfriend.
Did you see his latest ?
  1. (context, countable, uncountable) That which is captured or the amount which is captured, especially of fish.
The boaters took a picture of their biggest .
  1. (countable) A clasp which stops something from opening.
She installed a sturdy to keep her cabinets closed tight.
  1. A emotion-caused pause in voice
There was a in his voice when he spoke his father's name.
  1. (countable) A problem, a snag, especially in a deal or negotiation; a hitch
It sounds like a great idea, but what's the ?
verb (catches, catching, caught)
  1. (transitive) To capture, especially in the hands.
I will throw you the ball, and you it.
I hope I a fish.
  1. (transitive) To understand.
''Did you his name?
  1. (transitive) To notice.
Did you the way she looked at him?
  1. (transitive) To detect; sense.
He was caught on video robbing the bank.
  1. (transitive) To seize an opportunity
I have some free time tonight so I think I'll a movie.
  1. (transitive) To take a form of transportation that only leaves at certain times.
I would love to have dinner but I have to a plane.
The surfer let the smaller wave pass so he could the bigger one.
  1. (intransitive) To engage, stick, or grasp.
Push it in until it catches.
  1. (intransitive) To hesitate, as if momentarily stuck.
His voice caught when he came to his father's name.
  1. (transitive) To make contact with.
The punch caught him in the shoulder.
  1. (computing) To handle an error, especially an exception.
catch-as-catch-can Tweet Definition of catch-as-catch-can Like Definition of catch-as-catch-can on Facebook
  1. (idiom) intermittent; only when possible or when the opportunity presents itself
    My efforts lately have been , not carefully planned.
    1. of a form of amateur freestyle wrestling (catch wrestling)
  1. ad hoc, or in any way possible
catcher Tweet Definition of catcher Like Definition of catcher on Facebook
  1. (baseball) The player that squats behind home plate and receives the pitches from the pitcher
  2. Someone or something that catches.
cellar Tweet Definition of cellar Like Definition of cellar on Facebook
  1. An enclosed underground space, often under a building; used for storage or shelter
  2. A wine collection, epsecially when stored in a cellar
  3. (slang) Last place in a competition.
  4. (historical) A small dish for holding salt
center Tweet Definition of center Like Definition of center on Facebook
  1. The middle portion of something; the part well away from the edges.
  2. (geometry) The point on a line that is midway between the ends.
  3. (geometry) The point in the interior of a circle that is equidistant from all points on the circumference of the circle.
  4. (rfv-sense) A person who is self-centered.
  5. (geometry) The point in the interior of a sphere that is equidistant from all points on the surface of the sphere.
  6. (geometry) The point in the interior of any figure of any number of dimensions that has as its coordinates the arithmetic mean of the coordinates of all points on the perimeter of the figure.
  7. A place where some function or activity occurs.
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  1. A topic that is particularly important in a given context.
the of the controversy
the of attention
  1. (basketball) The player, generally the tallest, who plays closest to the basket.
  2. (Icehockey) The forward that generally plays between the left wing and right wing and usually takes the faceoffs.
  3. The person who holds the ball at the beginning of each play.
verb (transitive)
  1. To cause (an object) to occupy the center of an area.
  2. To cause (some attribute, such as a mood or voltage) to be adjusted to a value which is midway between the extremes.
  3. To concentrate on (something), to pay close attention to (something).
(center-centre-verb) adjective 
  1. Of, at, or related to a center.
center field Tweet Definition of center field Like Definition of center field on Facebook
  1. (baseball) The part of a baseball field which is beyond the infield and straight ahead left if you stand on home plate and face the pitcher.
  2. (baseball) The defensive position in the outfield in the middle, typically played by a player that can run fast.
  3. (idiom) A central role in some activity that requires speed.
I'd be happy to play on this proposal. I can cover a lot of ground.
center fielder Tweet Definition of center fielder Like Definition of center fielder on Facebook
noun (plural: center fielders)
  1. (baseball) the outfield defensive player who stands in the middle of the field
The made a spectacular sliding catch.
century Tweet Definition of century Like Definition of century on Facebook
noun (centur, ies)
  1. A period of 100 years; often specifically a numbered period with conventional start and end dates, e.g., the twentieth century, which stretches from (strictly) 1901 through 2000, or (informally) 1900 through 1999. The first century AD was from 1 to 100.
  2. A unit in ancient Roman, originally of 100 army soldiers as part of a cohort, later of more varied sizes (but typically containing 60 to 70 or 80) soldiers or other men (guards, police, firemen), commanded by a centurion.
  3. A political division of ancient Rome, meeting in the Centuriate Assembly.
  4. (Cricket) a hundred runs scored either by a single player in one innings, or by two players in a partnership.
  5. (context, US, cycling) A ride 100 miles in length.
cf. Tweet Definition of cf. Like Definition of cf. on Facebook
  1. compare (used in written language)
  2. (archaic) confer particularly in Webster's 1913.
chain Tweet Definition of chain Like Definition of chain on Facebook
  1. A series of interconnected rings or links usually made of metal.
He wore a gold around the neck.
  1. A series of interconnected things.
This led to an unfortunate of events.
  1. A series of stores or businesses with the same brand name.
That of restaurants is expanding into our town.
  1. A number of atoms in a series, which combine to form a molecule.
When examined, the molecular included oxygen and hydrogen.
  1. (surveying) A series of interconnected links of known length, used as a measuring device.
  2. (surveying) A long measuring tape.
  3. A unit of length equal to 22 yards. The length of a commonly used surveying chain. The length of a cricket pitch. Equal to 17.85 metres. Equal to 4 rods.
  1. (transitive) To fasten something with a chain
  2. (intransitive) To link multiple items together
  3. (transitive) To secure someone with fetters
  4. (transitive) To obstruct the mouth of a river etc with a chain
  5. (computing) To relate data items with a chain of pointers; to be chained to another data item
  6. (transitive) To measure a distance using a 66-foot long chain, as in land surveying
challenge Tweet Definition of challenge Like Definition of challenge on Facebook
  1. An instigation or antagonization intended to convince a person to perform an action they otherwise would not.
  2. A difficult task.
  3. A judge's interest in the result of the case for which he or she should not be allowed to sit the case.
Consanguinity in direct line is a for a judge when he or she is sitting cases.
verb (challeng, ing)
  1. To invite someone to take part in a competition.
  2. To dare someone.
  3. To dispute something.
  4. To make a formal objection to a juror.
challenger Tweet Definition of challenger Like Definition of challenger on Facebook
  1. One who challenges.
One child stood as king of the hill, and tried to withstand the pushes and shoves of his challengers.
chance Tweet Definition of chance Like Definition of chance on Facebook
  1. (countable) An opportunity or possibility.
''We have the
  1. (uncountable) Random occurrence; luck.
Why leave it to when a few simple steps will secure the desired outcome?
  1. (countable) The probability of something happening.
There is a 30% of rain tomorrow.
verb (chanc, ing)
  1. To try or risk.
Shall we carry the umbrella, or it?
  1. To discover something by chance.
He chanced upon a kindly stranger who showed him the way.
cherry Tweet Definition of cherry Like Definition of cherry on Facebook
noun (cherr, ies)
  1. a small fruit, usually red, black or yellow, with a smooth hard seed and a short hard stem.
  2. a tree or shrub that bears cherries.
  3. the wood of a cherry tree.
  4. (colour) a bright red color, colour
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    1. (slang) virginity, particularly of a woman.
  1. containing or having the taste of cherries.
  2. (colour) of a bright red colour.
  3. (informal, often, of cars) In excellent condition; mint condition.
Chevy Tweet Definition of Chevy Like Definition of Chevy on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (colloquial) A Chevrolet car.
chicken coop Tweet Definition of chicken coop Like Definition of chicken coop on Facebook
  1. a building, often wooden, in which a small number of poultry are housed
chimney Tweet Definition of chimney Like Definition of chimney on Facebook
  1. A vertical tube or hollow column used to emit environmentally polluting gaseous and solid matter (including but not limited to by-products of burning carbon or hydro-carbon based fuels); a flue.
    • 1883: w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
    • : Our was a square hole in the roof: it was but a little part of the smoke that found its way out, and the rest eddied about the house, and kept us coughing and piping the eye.
      1. The glass flue surrounding the flame of an oil lamp.
      2. The smokestack of a steam locomotive.
      3. A narrow cleft in a rock face.
Chin Tweet Definition of Chin Like Definition of Chin on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A surname.
chin-up Tweet Definition of chin-up Like Definition of chin-up on Facebook
  1. An exercise done for strengthening the arms and upper body, in which one lifts one's own weight while hanging from a bar.
Chip Tweet Definition of Chip Like Definition of Chip on Facebook
noun See chip proper noun 
  1. A male given name.
verb See chip      
choke Tweet Definition of choke Like Definition of choke on Facebook
  1. A control on a carburetor to adjust the air/fuel mixture when the engine is cold.
  2. (sports): In wrestling, karate (etc.), a type of hold that can result in strangulation.
  3. A constriction at the muzzle end of a shotgun barrel which effects the spread of the shot.
verb (chok, ing)
  1. (intransitive): To be unable to breathe because of obstruction of the windpipe.
  2. (transitive): To prevent someone from breathing by strangling them.
  3. (intransitive): To perform badly at a crucial stage of a competition because one is nervous, especially when one is winning.
chop Tweet Definition of chop Like Definition of chop on Facebook
  1. A cut of meat, often containing a section of a rib.
I only like lamb chops when it is served with mint jelly.
  1. A blow with an axe, cleaver, or similar utensil.
It should take just one good to fell the sapling.
  1. ocean, Ocean waves, generally caused by wind, distinguished from swell by being smaller and not lasting as long.
  2. (poker) The result of a tied poker hand
verb (chops, chopping, chopped, chopped)
  1. (transitive) To cut into pieces with short, vigorous cutting motions.
an onion
  1. (transitive) To sever with an axe or similar implement.
Chop off his head.
  1. (transitive) To prepare marijuana so as to be smokable.
  2. (context, transitive, baseball) To hit the ball downward so that it takes a high bounce.
  3. (poker) To divide the pot (or tournament prize) between two or more players.
Christie Tweet Definition of Christie Like Definition of Christie on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), diminutive of Christine and its variant forms.
  2. (given name, male), a mostly Scottish and Irish diminutive of Christopher
chugger Tweet Definition of chugger Like Definition of chugger on Facebook
  1. (informal, derogatory) A charity mugger.
Cincinnati Tweet Definition of Cincinnati Like Definition of Cincinnati on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A town in Ohio.
cleek Tweet Definition of cleek Like Definition of cleek on Facebook
  1. (context, sports, dated) A metal headed golf club with little loft. Equivalent to a one or two iron a modern set of clubs.
clinch Tweet Definition of clinch Like Definition of clinch on Facebook
verb (clinch, es)
  1. To make certain; to finalize.
    I already planned to buy the car, but the color was what really clinched it for me.
  2. To fasten securely or permanently.
  3. To bend and hammer the point of a nail so it cannot be removed.
clip Tweet Definition of clip Like Definition of clip on Facebook
  1. (obsolete) An embrace.
  2. Something which clips or grasps; a device for attaching one object to another.
Use this to attach the check to your tax form.
verb (clip, p, ed)
  1. (archaic) To hug, embrace.
  2. To grip tightly.
  3. To fasten with a clip.
Please the photos to the pages where they will go. =
close Tweet Definition of close Like Definition of close on Facebook
  1. An end of something.
We owe them our thanks for bringing the project to a successful .
verb (clos, ing)
  1. To obstruct (an opening).
  2. To move (a door) so that it closes its opening.
Close the door behind you when you leave.
  1. To put an end to.
the session
  1. To make (a gap) smaller.
The runner in second place is closing the gap on the leader.
  1. (surveying) To have a vector sum of 0; that is, to form a closed polygon.
adjective (clos, er)
  1. At a little distance; near.
Is your house ?
  1. Intimate; well-loved.
He is a friend.
Of a corporation or other business entity, closely held.
  1. (context, Ireland, weather) hot, humid.
closed Tweet Definition of closed Like Definition of closed on Facebook
  1. inaccessible; not open
  2. non public (as in closed source)
  3. (mathematics)
  1. (Topology) a set is closed if its complement is open
  2. (Algebra) a set is closed under an operation if the outcome for every argument is also in the set itself. (e.g. <math> \forall x,y \in Z:\, x + y \in Z</math>)
clout Tweet Definition of clout Like Definition of clout on Facebook
  1. A cloth; a piece of cloth or leather; a patch; a rag.
  2. A swaddling cloth.
  3. (obsolete) A piece; a fragment.
  4. The center of the butt at which archers shoot; probably once a piece of white cloth or a nail head.
  5. An iron plate on an axletree or other wood to keep it from wearing; a washer.
  6. (colloquial) A blow with the hand.
  7. Influence, effectiveness.
  1. To hit, especially with the fist.
clutch Tweet Definition of clutch Like Definition of clutch on Facebook
  1. A device to interrupt power transmission, commonly used between engine and gearbox in a car.
  2. The pedal in a car that disengages power transmission.
  3. A hand or claw, when it is grasping something firmly.
  4. A small handbag or purse with no straps or handle.
  5. A group or bunch, especially of eggs or baby birds.
  6. An important or critical situation.
verb (clutch, es)
  1. To grip or grasp tightly.
She clutched her purse tightly and walked nervously into the building.
coach Tweet Definition of coach Like Definition of coach on Facebook
  1. A wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power.
  2. (rail) A railroad car drawn by a locomotive.
  3. A trainer or instructor.
  4. A single decked long-distance, or privately hired bus.
  5. (nautical) The forward part of the cabin space under the poop deck of a sailing ship; the fore-cabin under the quarter deck.
verb (coaches, coaching, coached)
  1. (sports) To train.
  2. To instruct.
She has coached many opera stars.
collect Tweet Definition of collect Like Definition of collect on Facebook
noun (sometimes capitalized)
  1. (Christianity) The prayer said before the reading of the epistle lesson, especially one found in a prayerbook, as with the Book of Common Prayer.
He used the day's collect as the basis of his sermon.
  1. gather, Gather together; amass items.
Suzanne collected all the papers she had laid out.
  1. get, Get; particularly, get from someone.
A bank collects a monthly payment on a client's new car loan.
A mortgage company collects a monthly payment on a house.
  1. accumulate, Accumulate similar items or items belonging to a particular theme, particularly for a hobby or recreation.
John Henry collects stamps.
collection Tweet Definition of collection Like Definition of collection on Facebook
  1. A set of items or objects procured by an individual.
  2. Multiple related objects associated as a group.
  3. The activity of collecting.
Collection of trash will occur every Thursday.
commissioner Tweet Definition of commissioner Like Definition of commissioner on Facebook
  1. a member of a commission
  2. someone commissioned to perform certain duties
  3. an official in charge of a government department, especially a police force
complete Tweet Definition of complete Like Definition of complete on Facebook
verb (complet, ing)
  1. (transitive) To finish; to make done; to reach the end.
He completed the assignment on time.
  1. (transitive) To make whole or entire.
The last chapter completes the book nicely.
  1. With everything included.
It was a shock when he turned up on my doorstep.
  1. (analysis) In which every Cauchy sequence converges; equivalently (in certain cases), in which every set with a lower bound has a greatest lower bound
completion Tweet Definition of completion Like Definition of completion on Facebook
  1. The act or state of being or making something complete; conclusion, accomplishment.
  2. The conclusion of an act of conveyancing concerning the sale of a property.
concourse Tweet Definition of concourse Like Definition of concourse on Facebook
  1. A large open space in a building where people can gather.
  2. A large group of people; a crowd.
    • 1727 - Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels, Page 1 first paragraph
    • :About three years ago, Mr. Gulliver growing weary of the of curious people coming to him at his house in Redriff, made a small purchase of land, with a convenient house, near Newark, in Nottinghamshire, his native country; where he now lives retired, yet in good esteem among his neighbours.
conference Tweet Definition of conference Like Definition of conference on Facebook
  1. (politics) a multilateral diplomatic negotiation.
  2. (science) a formalized event where scientists present their research results in speeches, workshops or by other means.
  3. (business) an event organized by a for-profit or non-profit organization to discuss a pressing issue -- like a new product, market trend or government regulation -- with a range of speakers.
connect Tweet Definition of connect Like Definition of connect on Facebook
  1. To join two or more pieces.
After reading the directions, I saw that the piece labeled "A" connected to the piece labeled "B" by inserting the pegs into the holes.
  1. To join an electrical or telephone line to a circuit or network.
When the technician connects my house, I'll be able to access the internet.
  1. To associate.
I didn't my lost jewelry to the news of an area cat burglar until the police contacted me.
  1. To make a travel connection; to switch from one means of transport to another as part of the same trip.
I'm flying to London where I with a flight heading to Hungary.
consolation Tweet Definition of consolation Like Definition of consolation on Facebook
  1. The act of console, consoling.
  2. The prize or benefit for the loser.
control Tweet Definition of control Like Definition of control on Facebook
  1. Influence or authority over.
The government has complete over the situation.
  1. A separate group or subject in an experiment against which the results are compared where the primary variable is low or nonexistence.
  2. The method and means of governing the performance of any apparatus, machine or system, such as a lever, handle or button.
  3. A security mechanism, policy, or procedure that can counter system attack, reduce risks, and resolve vulnerabilities, synonymous with safeguard and counter-measure.
verb (control, l, ing)
  1. To exercise influence over, to suggest or dictate the behavior of.
With a simple remote, he could the toy truck.
conversion Tweet Definition of conversion Like Definition of conversion on Facebook
  1. The act of having converted something or someone.
His to Christianity
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  1. (chemistry) A chemical reaction wherein a substrate is transformed into a product.
  2. (rugby) A free-kick, after scoring a try, worth two points
  3. (American football) extra point scored by kicking a field goal after scoring a touchdown.
  4. (marketing) An online advertising performance metric representing a visitor performing whatever the intended result of an ad is defined to be. This can be a purchase or a download of a whitepaper.
convert Tweet Definition of convert Like Definition of convert on Facebook
  1. A person who has converted his or her religion.
They were all converts to Islam.
  1. A person who is now in favour of something that he or she previously opposed or disliked.
I never really liked broccoli before, but now that I've tasted it the way you cook it, I'm a convert!
  1. To transform or change (something) into another form, substance, state, or product.
A kettle converts water into steam.
  1. To change (something) from one use, function, or purpose to another
He converted his garden into a tennis court.
  1. To induce (someone) to adopt a particular religion, faith, or belief
They converted her to Roman Catholicism on her deathbed.
  1. To exchange for something of equal value.
We converted our pounds into euros.
  1. To express (a quantity) in alternative units.
How do you feet into metres?
  1. (rugby football) To score a conversion.
  2. (ten-pin bowling) To score a spare.
cooler Tweet Definition of cooler Like Definition of cooler on Facebook
  1. (countable) anything which cools
  2. (countable) an insulated bin or box used with ice or freezer packs to keep food cold while picnicing or camping
  3. (countable or uncountable) a mixed drink, especially one served chilled
They served wine coolers in the afternoon.
  1. (US slang) a prison
"About a year or so back we had him in the on a Mann Act rap." - "The Big Sleep", by Raymond Chandler
  1. comparative of cool
He looks when he's dressed in shorts.
cope Tweet Definition of cope Like Definition of cope on Facebook
verb (copes, coping, coped)
  1. To deal effectively with something difficult, (often cope with)
  2. To cover (a joint or structure) with coping.
Corinthian Tweet Definition of Corinthian Like Definition of Corinthian on Facebook
  1. An inhabitant or a resident of Corinth, and its suburbs.
  2. An inhabitant, a resident of; a thing that originates from Corinthia
  3. A well-dressed nineteenth-century Englishman of high social standing and wealth who was a neck-or-nothing rider of fine horseflesh, an accurate shot with duelling pistols, a swordsman of distinction, and an amateur pugilist who had learned the art and science of boxing.
Cork Tweet Definition of Cork Like Definition of Cork on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Principal city of County Cork.
  2. County in the Republic of Ireland. (County Cork)
corn Tweet Definition of corn Like Definition of corn on Facebook
  1. (archaic) A grain or seed.
  2. (uncountable) The grain obtained from a plant, especially of cereal crops.<ref>(cite web , title = Corn , publisher = Oxford University Press , work = Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary , url =</ref><ref>(cite web , title = Corn , publisher = Merriam-Webster Incorporated , work = Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary , url =</ref>
  3. (uncountable) A cereal plant grown for its grain (locally denoting the leading crop of that district, i.e. oats in parts of Scotland and Ireland, wheat, barley etc. in England and Wales, maize in the Americas).<ref>(cite web , title = Corn , publisher = Oxford University Press , work = Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary , url =</ref><ref>(cite web , title = Corn , publisher = Merriam-Webster Incorporated , work = Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary , url =</ref>
  1. (US, uncountable) maize, Maize.
    1. (context, US, Canada) Sweetcorn<ref>(cite web , title = Corn , publisher = Merriam-Webster Incorporated , work = Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary , url =</ref><ref>(cite web , title = Sweetcorn , publisher = Oxford University Press , work = Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary , url =</ref> (Zea mays var. rugosa).<ref>(cite web , title = Sweetorn , publisher = Merriam-Webster Incorporated , work = Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary , url =</ref>
  1. (context, US, Canada) To granulate - form a substance into grains.
  2. (context, US, Canada) To preserve using coarse salt, e.g. Corned beef.
  3. (context, US, Canada) To provide with corn (typically maize) for feed. e.g. Corn the horses.
counter Tweet Definition of counter Like Definition of counter on Facebook
  1. An object (now especially a small disc) used in counting or keeping count, or as a marker in games, etc.
He rolled a six on the dice, so moved his forward six spaces.
  1. (curling) Any stone lying closer to the center than any of the opponent's stones.
  2. A table or board on which money is counted and over which business is transacted; a shop tabletop on which goods are examined, weighed or measured.
He put his money on the , and the shopkeeper put it in the till.
  1. One who counts, or reckons up; a reckoner.
He's only 16 months, but is already a good - he can count to 100.
  1. A telltale; a contrivance attached to an engine, printing press, or other machine, for the purpose of counting the revolutions or the pulsations.
  2. (historical) The prison attached to a city court; a Counter.
  3. (context, grammar) a class of word used along with numbers to count objects and events, typically mass nouns. Although rare and optional in English (e.g. "20 head of cattle"), they are numerous and required in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
  4. In a kitchen, a surface, often built into the wall and above a cabinet, whereon various food preparations take place.
  1. To contradict, oppose.
  2. (context, boxing) To return a blow while receiving one, as in boxing.
    • "His left hand countered provokingly." -C. Kingsley.
      1. To take action in response to; to respond.
  1. contrary, Contrary; opposite; contrasted; opposed; adverse; antagonistic.
His carrying a knife was to my plan.
  1. Contrary, in opposition; in an opposite direction.
"Running to all the rules of virtue." -Locks.
course Tweet Definition of course Like Definition of course on Facebook
  1. An onward movement, progress.
The of events
  1. The itinerary of a race.
The cross-country passes the canal.
  1. A period of learning.
I need to take a French to pep up.
  1. A part of a meal.
We offer seafood as the first .
  1. (sports) The trajectory of a ball, frisbee etc.
  2. (context, navigation) The direction of movement of a vessel at any given moment.
The ship changed its 15 degrees towards south.
  1. (context, navigation) The intended passage of voyage, such as a boat, ship, airplane, spaceship, etc.
A was plotted to traverse the ocean.
  1. (nautical) The lowest square sail in a fully rigged mast, often named according to the mast.
Main course and mainsail are the same thing in a sailing ship.
  1. (context, masonry) A row of bricks or blocks.
On a building that size, two crews could only lay two courses in a day.
  1. The path taken by a waterway.
verb (courses, coursing, coursed)
  1. To run or flow (especially of liquids and more particularly blood).
The oil coursed through the engine.
  1. To pursue by tracking or estimating the course taken by one's prey.
court Tweet Definition of court Like Definition of court on Facebook
  1. An enclosed space; a courtyard; an uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building, or by different building; also, a space opening from a street and nearly surrounded by houses; a blind alley.
  2. The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary; a palace.
  3. The collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign or person high in authority; all the surroundings of a sovereign in his regal state.
  4. Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign; as, to hold a court.
  5. Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment; flattery.
  6. The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered.
  7. The persons officially assembled under authority of law, at the appropriate time and place, for the administration of justice; an official assembly, legally met together for the transaction of judicial business; a judge or judges sitting for the hearing or trial of causes.
  8. A tribunal established for the administration of justice.
  9. The judge or judges; as distinguished from the counsel or jury, or both.
  10. The session of a judicial assembly.
  11. Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical.
  12. A place arranged for playing the game of tennis, basketball and some other games; also, one of the divisions of a tennis court.
  1. Woo; attempt to win over with social activities and displays of breeding; tact and affection.
cover Tweet Definition of cover Like Definition of cover on Facebook
  1. A lid.
  2. The hiding from view.
  3. The front and back of a book or magazine.
  4. The top sheet of a bed.
  5. (music) A cover version; a cover song.
  6. (cricket) A fielding position on the off side, between point and mid off, about 30° forward of square; a fielder in this position.
  7. A setting at a restaurant table.
We need to set another for the Smith party.
  1. (topology) A set (more often known as a family) of sets, whose union contains the given set.
The open intervals are a for the real numbers.
  1. A cover charge.
There's a $15 tonight.
  1. (philately) An envelope complete with stamps and postmarks etc.
  2. (military) A solid object, including terrain, that provides protection from enemy fire.
  3. (legal) In commercial law, refers to a buyer"s purchase on the open market of goods similar or identical to the goods contracted for after a seller has breached a contract of sale by failure to deliver the goods contracted for.
  1. To place something over or upon to conceal or protect.
  2. To feature, discuss, or mention.
  3. To provide enough money for.
We've earned enough money to cover most of our costs.
  1. (music) To make a cover version of (a song that was originally recorded by another artist).
  2. (context, military, police) To protect using an aimed firearm and the threat of firing; or to protect using continuous, heaving fire at or in the direction of the enemy so as to force the enemy to remain in cover; or to threaten using an aimed firearm and the threat of firing.
  1. Of or pertaining to the front cover of a book or magazine.
  2. (music) Originally recorded by one artist, but later rerecorded by another artist.
  3. Of, pertaining to, or consisting of cover versions.
cover point Tweet Definition of cover point Like Definition of cover point on Facebook
  1. (cricket) a fielding position between cover and point, about 15° forward of square; a fielder in this position.
crampon Tweet Definition of crampon Like Definition of crampon on Facebook
  1. An attachment to a shoe or boot that provides traction by means of spikes. Used for climbing or walking on slippery surfaces, especially ice.
crawl Tweet Definition of crawl Like Definition of crawl on Facebook
  1. The act of moving slowly on hands and knees etc, or with frequent stops
  2. A rapid swimming stroke with alternate overarm strokes and a fluttering kick
  1. (intransitive) To creep; to move slowly on hands and knees, or by dragging the body along the ground
Clutching my wounded side, I crawled back to the trench.
  1. (intransitive) To move forward slowly, with frequent stops.
The rush-hour traffic crawled around the bypass.
  1. (intransitive) To act in a servile manner
Don't come crawling to me with your useless apologies!
  1. (intransitive) To teem; to be covered or swarming (with)
''The crime scene was crawling with police and reporters.
  1. (intransitive) To feel a swarming sensation
''The horrible sight made my skin .
  1. (intransitive) To swim using the crawl stroke
I think I'll the next hundred metres.
  1. (transitive) To move over an area on hands and knees.
The baby crawled the entire second floor.
  1. (intransitive) To visit while becoming inebriated
They crawled the downtown bars.
  1. (transitive) To index files or web sites in order to make them available for search;
Yahoo Search has updated its Slurp Crawler to crawl web sites faster and more efficient.
crease Tweet Definition of crease Like Definition of crease on Facebook
  1. A line or mark made by folding or double, doubling any pliable substance; hence, a similar mark, however produced.
  2. (cricket) One of the white lines drawn on the pitch to show different areas of play; especially the popping crease, but also the bowling crease and the return crease.
  3. (lacrosse) The circle around the goal, where no offensive players can go.
  4. (ice hockey) A goal crease is an area in front of each goal, surrounded by thin red lines and filled in with light blue.
    • See Wikipedia article on (w, hockey rink).
crew Tweet Definition of crew Like Definition of crew on Facebook
  1. A group of people operating a means of transport.
  2. A group of people working on something.
  3. A member of a crew.
Ten crew died when the submarine sank.
  1. To participate in a ship's crew.
cricket Tweet Definition of cricket Like Definition of cricket on Facebook
  1. An insect in the order Orthoptera that makes a chirping sound by rubbing its wing casings against combs on its hind legs.
verb to cricket
  1. (rare) To play cricket.
Cross Tweet Definition of Cross Like Definition of Cross on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English topographic surname for someone who lived near a stone cross on a road
crossbar Tweet Definition of crossbar Like Definition of crossbar on Facebook
  1. (sport) the top of the goal structure
crossover Tweet Definition of crossover Like Definition of crossover on Facebook
  1. A place where one thing cross, crosses over another.
  2. The means by which the crossing is made.
  3. (w:genetics, genetics) the result of the exchange of genetic material during meiosis.
  4. A blend of multiple style, styles of music, intended to appeal to a wider audience.
  5. An automobile that is a mix of two kinds of automobiles, i.e. the w:Pontiac_Torrent, Pontiac Torrent.
  6. (railroading) A pair of switches and a short, diagonal length of track which together connect two parallel tracks and allow passage between them.
crucifix Tweet Definition of crucifix Like Definition of crucifix on Facebook
noun (plural crucifixes)
  1. A wooden cross used by the Romans for crucifixions.
  2. An ornamental or symbolic representation of Christ on a crucifix, often worn as a pendant or displayed in a Christian church.
Cub Tweet Definition of Cub Like Definition of Cub on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A member of the Cub Scouts.
  2. (baseball) A player on the team the "Chicago Cubs".
Jones became an as the result of a pre-season trade. Cubs
  1. (baseball) The team w:Chicago Cubs, The Chicago Cubs.
curve Tweet Definition of curve Like Definition of curve on Facebook
  1. A gentle bend, such as in a road.
  2. A simple figure containing no straight portions and no angles; a curved line.
  3. (analyticgeom) A continuous map from a one-dimensional space to a multidimensional space.
  4. (geometry) A one-dimensional figure of non-zero length; the graph of a continuous map from a one-dimensional space.
  5. (alggeom) An algebraic curve; a polynomial relation of the planar coordinates.
  6. (topology) A one-dimensional continuum.
  7. (informal, usually in plural curves) The attractive shape of a woman's body.
  1. (obsolete) Bent without angles; crooked; curved.
a curve line
a curve surface
curvet Tweet Definition of curvet Like Definition of curvet on Facebook
verb (curvets, curveting, curveted)
  1. (context, of a horse) To leap about, frolic.
  • 1963, Firelily, under him, seemed sexually aroused, she curveted and frolicked so about the line of march, covering five miles to the prisoners" one. " Thomas Pynchon, V.
cushion Tweet Definition of cushion Like Definition of cushion on Facebook
  1. A soft mass of material stuffed into a cloth bag, used for comfort or support; for sitting on, kneeling on, resting one's head on etc.
  2. Something acting as a cushion, especially to absorb a shock or impact.
  3. (context, sports, billiards, snooker, pool) The lip around a table in cue sports which absorbs some of the impact of the billiard balls and bounces them back.
  1. to provide a soft pillow cushion
  2. to absorb or deaden the impact of something
cut Tweet Definition of cut Like Definition of cut on Facebook
  1. An opening resulting from cutting.
Look at this on my finger!
  1. The act of cutting.
He made a fine with his sword.
  1. The result of cutting.
She tried out for the team, but didn't make the .
  1. A share or portion.
The lawyer took a of the profits.
  1. (Cricket) A batsman's shot played with a swinging motion of the bat, to hit the ball backward of point.
  2. (Cricket) Sideways movement of the ball through the air caused by a fast bowler imparting spin to the ball.
  3. The act or right of dividing a deck of playing cards.
The player next to the dealer the deck by placing the bottom half on top.
  1. The manner or style a garment is fashioned in.
I like the of that suit.
  1. A slab, especially of meat.
That"s our finest of meat.
  1. (fencing) An attack made with a chopping motion of the blade, landing with its edge or point.
  2. A deliberate snub, typically a refusal to return a bow or other acknowledgement of acquaintance.
verb (cuts, cutting, cut)
  1. To perform an incision, for example with a knife.
I the skin on my arm.
  1. To divide with a knife, scissors, or another sharp instrument.
Would you please the cake?
  1. To separate from prior association; to remove a portion of a recording during editing.
Travis was from the team.
  1. To enter a queue in the wrong place.
One student kept trying to in front of the line.
  1. (context, cinema, audio) To cease recording activities.
After the actors read their lines, the director yelled "Cut!"
  1. To reduce, especially intentionally.
They're going to salaries by fifteen percent.
  1. To form or shape by cutting.
I have three diamonds to today.
  1. To intersect or cross in such a way as to divide in half or nearly so.
This road cuts right through downtown.
  1. (cricket) To make the ball spin sideways by running one's fingers down the side of the ball while bowling it.
  2. (colloquial) Not to attend a class, especially when this is not permitted.
I fifth period to hang out with Angela.
  1. To change direction suddenly.
The football player to his left to evade a tackle.
  1. To divide a pack of playing cards into two
If you then I'll deal.
  1. (participial adjective) Having been .
  2. reduce, Reduced.
The pitcher threw a fastball that was slower than his usual pitch.
Cut brandy is a liquor made of brandy and hard grain liquor.
  1. (context, of a gem) carve, Carved into a shape; not raw.
  2. (cricket, of a shot) Played with a horizontal bat to hit the ball backward of point.
  3. (bodybuilding) Having muscular definition in which individual groups of muscle fibers stand out among larger muscles.
  4. (colloquial) circumcised, Circumcised.
cutback Tweet Definition of cutback Like Definition of cutback on Facebook
  1. A reduction in an existing program of some sort.
  2. (surfing) Maneuver where the surfer turns and surfs back towards where the wave is breaking.
cycling Tweet Definition of cycling Like Definition of cycling on Facebook
noun (uncountable)
  1. The sport of riding and racing bicycles.
In all my years as a cycling fan, I've never seen a breakaway like this.
  1. (present participle of, cycle)

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