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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.
verbto 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 (pluralcapotes)
  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
nounSeechipproper noun
  1. A male given name.
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.