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eiderdown Tweet Definition of eiderdown Like Definition of eiderdown on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) The down of the eider duck, used for stuffing pillows and quilts
  2. (countable) A quilt stuffed with this down
elastic Tweet Definition of elastic Like Definition of elastic on Facebook
noun (countable and uncountable; pluralelastics)
  1. (uncountable) An elastic material used in clothing, particularly in waistbands and cuffs.
Running shorts use elastic to eliminate the need for a belt.
  1. (countable) An elastic band.
adjective ((compar) more elastic, (superl) most elastic)
  1. Capable of stretching; particularly, capable of stretching so as to return to an original shape or size when force is released.
The rope is somewhat elastic, so expect it to give when you pull on it.
  1. Made of elastic.
elastic band
  1. Of clothing, elasticated.
  2. (economics) Sensitive to changes in price.
Demand for entertainment is more elastic than demand for energy.
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.
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.
eyelet Tweet Definition of eyelet Like Definition of eyelet on Facebook
noun
  1. An object that consists of a rim and small hole or perforation to receive a cord or fastener, as in garments, sails, etc. An eyelet may reinforce a hole.
Push the aglet of the shoelace through each of the eyelets, one at a time.
  1. A shaped metal embellisment containing a hole, used in scrapbook. Eyelets are typically set by punching a hole in the page, placing the smooth side of the eyelet on a table, positioning the paper over protruding edge and curling the edge down using a hammer and eyelet setter.

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