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abbreviation
  1. (context, preposition) circa
The document was written in the Middle Ages, 1250.
  1. (context, noun) city
CAB Tweet Definition of CAB Like Definition of CAB on Facebook
initialism
  1. Civil Aeronautics Board
  2. (UK) Citizen's advice bureau
  1. (Ireland) Criminal Assets Bureau. A government agency tasked with recovering the profits of criminal enterprise.
caliber Tweet Definition of caliber Like Definition of caliber on Facebook
noun
  1. (alternative spelling of, calibre)
caliper Tweet Definition of caliper Like Definition of caliper on Facebook
noun
  1. (italbrac, usually plural only) Uncommon variant of calipers.
  2. (context, Automotive) The part of a disc brake that holds the brake pads.
capacity Tweet Definition of capacity Like Definition of capacity on Facebook
noun (capacit, ies)
  1. the ability to hold, receive or absorb
  2. a measure of such ability; volume
  3. the maximum amount that can be held
  4. capability; the ability to perform some task
  5. the maximum that can be produced
  6. mental ability; the power to learn
  7. faculty; the potential for growth and development
  8. rÝ┤le; the position in which one functions
  9. legal authority (to make an arrest for example)
  10. electrical capacitance
adjective
  1. filling the allotted space
carucate Tweet Definition of carucate Like Definition of carucate on Facebook
noun
  1. (archaic) The area of land able to be ploughed in a day by a team of eight oxen.
cask Tweet Definition of cask Like Definition of cask on Facebook
noun
  1. A large barrel for the storage of liquid, especially of alcoholic drinks.
catty Tweet Definition of catty Like Definition of catty on Facebook
noun
  1. A weight used in China.
adjective (cattier, cattiest)
  1. (colloquial) Of a person or a remark, spiteful.
CC Tweet Definition of CC Like Definition of CC on Facebook
initialism
  1. carbon copy
  2. (context, medicine) chief complaint
  3. circuit court
  4. cirrocumulus
  5. City College
  6. closed caption
  7. w:Community college, Community College
  8. courtesy copy
  9. Creative Commons
  10. credit card
  11. cubic centimetre
centigrade Tweet Definition of centigrade Like Definition of centigrade on Facebook
noun
  1. A centigrade temperature scale having the freezing point of water defined as 0┬░ and its boiling point defined as 100┬░ at standard atmospheric pressure. Now known as the Celsius scale.
adjective
  1. Of a scale, having 100 divisions between two fixed points.
centigram Tweet Definition of centigram Like Definition of centigram on Facebook
noun
  1. A metric measurement of 1/100 of a gram (0.01 grams).
    • Next: milligram
    • Prev: decigram
centimeter Tweet Definition of centimeter Like Definition of centimeter on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, US) (alternative spelling of, centimetre)
cf Tweet Definition of cf Like Definition of cf on Facebook
abbreviation or cf.
  1. confer: compare
  2. see also
initialismCF
  1. (computing) Collaborative Filtering
CFD Tweet Definition of CFD Like Definition of CFD on Facebook
initialism
  1. Computational Fluid Dynamics
CG Tweet Definition of CG Like Definition of CG on Facebook
initialism
  1. Computer Graphics
  2. Cover Girl
  3. (baseball) the statistic reporting the number of "Complete Games" thrown by a pitcher
chaldron Tweet Definition of chaldron Like Definition of chaldron on Facebook
noun (plural chaldrons)
  1. An old English dry measure, containing four quarters. At London, 36 bushels heaped up, or its equivalent weight, and more than twice as much at Newcastle. Now used exclusively for coal and coke.
Quotations
  • 1882: The celdra or chaldron is employed in some places, especially at Finchale or Wearmouth. It appears to contain four quarters or thereabouts, and is perhaps the original measure of which the quarter is a fraction. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 208.
  • ????: In the United States the chaldron is ordinarily 2,940 lbs, but at New York it is 2,500 lbs. — De Colange.
  • chiliad Tweet Definition of chiliad Like Definition of chiliad on Facebook
    noun
    1. a group of 1000 things
    2. a period of 1000 years; a millennium
    clove Tweet Definition of clove Like Definition of clove on Facebook
    noun (plural cloves)
    1. A very pungent aromatic spice, the unexpanded flower bud of the clove tree (Eugenia aromatica syn. Caryophullus aromatica), a native of the Molucca Isles.
    2. any one of the separate bulbs that make up the larger bulb of garlic
    3. an old English measure of weight, containing 7 pounds; half a stone.
    Quotations
    • 1866: By a statute of 9 Hen. VI. it was ordained that the wey of cheese should contain 32 cloves of 7 lbs. each, i.e. 224 lbs., or 2 cwts. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 1, p. 169.
    verb
    1. Past participle of cleave
    CM Tweet Definition of CM Like Definition of CM on Facebook
    initialism
    1. College of Medicine
    Cong. Tweet Definition of Cong. Like Definition of Cong. on Facebook
    abbreviation
    1. Congress
    cord Tweet Definition of cord Like Definition of cord on Facebook
    noun (countable except where indicated; pluralcords)
    1. A long, thin, flexible length of twisted strands of fibre/fiber, for example rope; (uncountable) such a length of twisted strands considered as a commodity.
    The burglar tied up the householder with a cord.
    He looped some cord around his fingers.
    1. A small flexible conductor assembly of insulated wires, "lamp" or "sweeper" cords.
    2. A unit of measurement used for firewood, equal to 128 cubic feet (4 x 4 x 8 feet).
    3. (in plural cords) See cords.
    4. A cross-section measurement of an aircraft's wing.
    cordage Tweet Definition of cordage Like Definition of cordage on Facebook
    noun
    1. (nautical) a set of ropes and cords, especially that used for a ship's rigging
    2. (obsolete) an amount of wood measured in cords
    coss Tweet Definition of coss Like Definition of coss on Facebook
    noun
    1. A Hindu measure of distance, varying from one and a half to two English miles.
    count Tweet Definition of count Like Definition of count on Facebook
    noun
    1. The male ruler of a county. Also known as an earl, especially in England. (The female equivalent is countess.)
    2. The result of a tally that reveals the number of items in a set.
    3. A countdown.
    4. A charge of misconduct brought in a legal proceeding.
    verb
    1. (intransitive): To enumerate the digits of one's numeral system.
    Can you to a hundred?
    1. (transitive): To determine the number (of objects in a group.)
    There are three apples; them.
    1. (intransitive) to matter
    Your views don't here
    1. (intransitive) to be an example of something
    Apples as a type of fruit
    1. (transitive) to consider something an example of something
    I apples as a type of fruit
    crate Tweet Definition of crate Like Definition of crate on Facebook
    noun
    1. A large open box or basket, used especially to transport fragile goods.
    verb (crat, es)
    1. To put into a crate.
    2. To keep in a crate.
    CU Tweet Definition of CU Like Definition of CU on Facebook
    initialism
    1. Credit Union
    2. Christian Union (bodies of Christian students in UK schools, colleges and universities)
    3. (philately) in stamp descriptions, Commercially Used.
    4. (internet slang) phonetic abbreviation of see you.
    5. Short for cubic in a variety of English customary units (examples: cubic inch, cubic foot).
    6. Control Unit
    cube Tweet Definition of cube Like Definition of cube on Facebook
    noun (rfc, a DIV in wikitext? Shame, shame.)
    <div style="float:right;;width:120px"> </div>
    1. (geometry) A polyhedron having of six identical square faces.
    2. Any object more or less in the form of a cube.
    a sugar
    a stock
    1. (mathematics) The third power of a number, value, term or expression.
    cubic Tweet Definition of cubic Like Definition of cubic on Facebook
    noun
    1. (alggeom) A cubic curve.
    adjective (notcomp)
    1. (geometry) Used in the names of units of volume formed by multiplying a unit of length by itself twice.
    cubic metre, cubic foot
    1. (alggeom) Of a class of polynomial of the form <math> a.x^3 + b.x^2 + c.x + d </math>
    2. (crystallography) Having three equal axes and all angles 90┬░.
    cubical Tweet Definition of cubical Like Definition of cubical on Facebook
    adjective
    1. of or pertaining to a cube; cubic
    cubit Tweet Definition of cubit Like Definition of cubit on Facebook
    noun
    1. A unit of linear measure, no longer in use, originally equal to the length of the forearm.
    cupful Tweet Definition of cupful Like Definition of cupful on Facebook
    noun (pl=cupsful, pl2=cupfuls)
    1. The amount necessary to make a cup full
    A cupful of milk for the sauce.
    1. A half pint, i.e. eight ounces
    cusec Tweet Definition of cusec Like Definition of cusec on Facebook
    noun (plural cusecs)
    1. a measure of the rate of flow of fluid, especially through a pipeline, equal to one cubic foot per second
    cwt Tweet Definition of cwt Like Definition of cwt on Facebook
    abbreviation
    1. hundredweight

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