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Eagle Tweet Definition of Eagle Like Definition of Eagle on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The landing unit of Apollo 11.
earned run Tweet Definition of earned run Like Definition of earned run on Facebook
noun
  1. (baseball) A run that was recorded without the benefit of an error
earned runs
  1. (baseball) The statistic reporting the number of runs that were recorded without the benefit of an error
elimination Tweet Definition of elimination Like Definition of elimination on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of eliminating, expelling or throwing off
  2. the act of discharging or excreting waste products or foreign substances through the various emunctories.
  3. Act of causing a quantity to disappear from an equation; especially, in the operation of deducing from several equations containing several unknown quantities a less number of equations containing a less number of unknown quantities.
  4. The act of obtaining by separation, or as the result of eliminating; deduction. See Eliminate, 4.
end Tweet Definition of end Like Definition of end on Facebook
noun
  1. Extreme part.
  2. Extreme line.
  3. Death.
  4. Result.
  5. Purpose.
  6. (cricket) One of the two parts of the ground used as a descriptive name for half of the ground.
    • The Pavillion End
      1. The position at the end of either the offensive or defensive line, a tight end, a split end, a defensive end.
      2. (curling) A period of play in which each team throws 8 rocks, 2 per player, in alternating fashion.
verb
  1. (intransitive): To finish, terminate.
Is this movie ever going to ?
  1. (transitive): To finish, terminate.
English Tweet Definition of English Like Definition of English on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The English language, a language originating in England but now spoken in all parts of the British Isles, the Commonwealth of Nations, the United States of America, and other parts of the world.
is spoken here as an unofficial language and lingua franca.
  1. One"s ability to employ the English language.
My coworker has pretty good for a non-native speaker.
  1. Specific language or wording; a text or statements in speech, whether a translation or otherwise.
The technical details are correct, but the is not very clear.
  1. The English-language term or expression for something.
What"s the English for "  peu prs"?
  1. (collective plural) The people of England; Englishmen and Englishwomen.
The Scottish and have a history of conflict.
verb (English, es)
  1. (archaic) To render into English.
adjective
  1. English-language; of or pertaining to the English language.
  2. Of or pertaining to England or its people.
  3. Of or pertaining to the avoirdupois system of measure.
an ton
English saddle Tweet Definition of English saddle Like Definition of English saddle on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of several saddles which, unlike a Western saddle, does not have a horn, but has padded panels so does not need a separate saddle blanket
equestrian Tweet Definition of equestrian Like Definition of equestrian on Facebook
noun
  1. an equestrian person; one who rides on horseback
adjective
  1. of horseback riding or horseback riders
    They were an equestrian people.
    After his death an equestrian statue was created.
equestrienne Tweet Definition of equestrienne Like Definition of equestrienne on Facebook
noun
  1. a female equestrian
equitation Tweet Definition of equitation Like Definition of equitation on Facebook
noun
  1. A riding, or the act of riding, on horseback; horsemanship.
ERA Tweet Definition of ERA Like Definition of ERA on Facebook
initialism
  1. (baseball) statistic for "Earned Run Average" which equals the number of earned runs allowed per nine innings pitched.
  2. w:Equal Rights Amendment, Equal Rights Amendment
  3. electrically reconfigurable array
error Tweet Definition of error Like Definition of error on Facebook
noun
  1. (countable) A mistake.
  2. (mathematics) The difference between a measured or calculated value and a true one.
  3. (baseball, countable) A play which is scored as having been made incorrectly.
  4. (context, appellate, _, law, uncountable) One or more mistakes in a trial that could be grounds for review of the judgement.
verb
  1. (non-standard) To make a mistake; to result in an error.
    • 1993 December, Arie Kaufman (editor), Rendering, Visualization, and Rasterization Hardware, Springer-Verlag New York LLC
    • :Pixels which are mathematically outside of a triangle, but which are included for anti-aliasing purposes can be generated with colour and depth information outside of the valid range. The ADE should identify these cases and clamp the output to the minimum or maximum value depending on the direction it has errored in.
    • 2000 December, Randy W. Kamphaus, Clinical Assessment of Child And Adolescent Intelligence, Allyn & Bacon
    • :By doing so examiners are erroring in the direction of drawing hypotheses based on greater evidence of reliability and validity.
    • 2001 November, Daniel D. Dancer, Shards and Circles: Artistic Adventures in Spirit and Ecology, Trafford Publishing
    • :Error is not just permitted by diversity; it is what permits diversity.... The beetle had "errored" beautifully
    • 2002 May, Sylvain Beauregard, Passion Celine Dion the Book: The Ultimate Guide for the Fan!, Trafford Publishing
    • :Many other celebrities errored in the political comments area...
event Tweet Definition of event Like Definition of event on Facebook
noun
  1. An occurrence of social or personal importance.
  2. (physics) A point in spacetime having three spatial coordinates and one temporal coordinate
extend Tweet Definition of extend Like Definition of extend on Facebook
verb
  1. (intransitive) To increase in extent.
  2. (intransitive) To possess a certain extent.
  3. (transitive) To cause to increase in extent.
  4. (transitive) To cause to last for a longer period of time.
  5. (transitive) To straighten (a limb).
extension Tweet Definition of extension Like Definition of extension on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of extending or the state of being extended; a stretching out; enlargement in breadth or continuation of length; increase; augmentation; expansion.
  2. That property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space (or time, e.g. "spatiotemporal extension")
  3. Capacity of a concept or general term to include a greater or smaller number of objects; -- correlative of intension. Synonymous with denotation.
  4. A written engagement on the part of a creditor, allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt.
  5. The operation of stretching a broken bone so as to bring the fragments into the same straight line.
  6. (weightlifting) An exercise in which an arm or leg is straightened against resistance.
  7. (fencing) A simple offensive action, consisting of extending the weapon arm forward.
  8. A numerical code used to specify a specific telephone in a telecommunication network.
extra Tweet Definition of extra Like Definition of extra on Facebook
noun
  1. (Cricket) A run scored without the ball having hit the striker's bat - a wide, bye, leg bye or no ball; in Australia referred to as a sundry
  2. an extra edition of a newspaper, which is printed outside of the normal printing cycle
, , read all about it!
adjective
  1. Beyond what is due, usual, expected, or necessary; additional; supernumerary.
  2. extraordinarily, Extraordinarily good; superior; as extra work, extra pay.
extra cover Tweet Definition of extra cover Like Definition of extra cover on Facebook
noun
  1. (cricket) A fielding position on the off side, about 45° forward of square, between cover and mid off.
eyas Tweet Definition of eyas Like Definition of eyas on Facebook
noun
  1. A young hawk or falcon in the nest, or that has not yet fledged, especially one that will be trained for falconry.
eye Tweet Definition of eye Like Definition of eye on Facebook
noun (plural eyes or (archaic) eyen)
  1. An organ that is sensitive to light, which it converts to electrical signals passed to the brain, by which means animals see.
  2. A hole at the blunt end of a needle through which thread is passed.
  3. A fitting consisting of a loop of metal or other material, suitable for receiving a hook.
  4. The center/centre of a hurricane.
  5. A mark on an animal, such as a peacock or butterfly, resembling an eye.
  6. A reproductive bud in a potato.
  7. The ability to notice what others might miss.
He has a good eye for talent.
verb (eyes, eyeing or eying, eyed)
  1. To look at someone or something as if with the intent to do something with that person or thing.

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