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Acton Tweet Definition of Acton Like Definition of Acton on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An area of London.
AID Tweet Definition of AID Like Definition of AID on Facebook
initialism
  1. Agency for International Development
Albigenses Tweet Definition of Albigenses Like Definition of Albigenses on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The inhabitants of Albi, a city in southern France.
amir Tweet Definition of amir Like Definition of amir on Facebook
noun
  1. A high title of nobility or office, used in Arabic countries and in some Turkic states.
  2. One of the Mohammedan nobility of Afghanistan and Sindh.
Anglo-Norman Tweet Definition of Anglo-Norman Like Definition of Anglo-Norman on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A Norman who settled in England after the Norman Conquest, or a descendant of one.
  2. The dialect of Old French spoken by these Normans, or the form of this dialect used in English law until the 17th century.
adjective (pos=Anglo-Norman, -)
  1. Pertaining to the period of Norman rule of England, 1066"1154.
  2. Pertaining to Norman in England after the Norman Conquest.
  3. Relating to their dialect.
apprentice Tweet Definition of apprentice Like Definition of apprentice on Facebook
noun
  1. A trainee, especially in a skilled trade.
  2. (historical) One who is bound by indentures or by legal agreement to serve a tradesperson, or other person, for a certain time, with a view to learn the art, or trade, in which his master is bound to instruct him.
  3. (dated) One not well versed in a subject; a tyro or newbie.
verb (apprentic, ing)
  1. (transitive) To put under the care and supervision of a master, for the purpose of instruction in a trade or business.
Armada Tweet Definition of Armada Like Definition of Armada on Facebook
proper noun
  1. the Spanish Armada which sailed against England in 1588
  2. Large grouping a naval vessels
assassin Tweet Definition of assassin Like Definition of assassin on Facebook
noun
  1. One who is motivated by political reasons or money to intentionally kill a particular person.
  2. Any ruthless killer.
  3. (italbrac, historically) A member of the historical Ismaili Muslim militant group.
verbto assassin
  1. (nonstandard) To assassinate.
atheling Tweet Definition of atheling Like Definition of atheling on Facebook
noun
  1. a prince, especially an Anglo-Saxon prince or royal heir

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