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naked Tweet Definition of naked Like Definition of naked on Facebook
adjective (WikiSaurus?-link, nude)
  1. Not wearing any clothes.
She was as as the day she was born.
  1. Glib, without decoration, put bluntly.
The truth, facts.
  1. unprotected
flame
neck Tweet Definition of neck Like Definition of neck on Facebook
noun
  1. the part of body connecting the head and the trunk found in humans and some animals
  2. the part of a shirt, dress, etc., which fits a person's .
  3. the tapered part of a bottle toward the opening
  4. (music) the extension of any stringed instrument on which a fingerboard is mounted
verb
  1. To make out; to snog; to intently kiss or cuddle.
''Alan and Betty were necking in the back of a car when Betty's dad caught them.
needle Tweet Definition of needle Like Definition of needle on Facebook
noun
  1. A long, thin, sharp implement usually for piercing such as sewing, or knitting, acupuncture, tattooing, body piercing, medical injections etc.
The seamstress threaded the to sew on a button.
  1. A long, thin device for indicating measurements on a dial or graph, e.g. a compass needle.
The on the fuel gauge pointed to empty.
  1. A sensor for playing phonograph records, a phonograph stylus.
Ziggy bought some diamond needles for his hi-fi phonograph.
  1. The long, pointed leaves of some conifers.
I boiled some of the needles from the Christmas tree to add a pleasing scent to the air.
  1. A weapon used in ancient China, and today by Shaolin monks.
verb (needl, ing)
  1. (transitive) To tease; to poke fun at.
    Billy needled his sister incessantly about her pimples.
nest Tweet Definition of nest Like Definition of nest on Facebook
noun
  1. A structure built by a bird as a place to incubate eggs and rear young
  2. a place used by another mammal, fish, amphibian or insect, for depositing eggs and hatching young
  3. A snug, comfortable, or cozy residence or job situation
  4. a retreat, or place of habitual resort
  5. a hideout for bad people to frequent or haunt
That nightclub is a of strange people!
  1. A home that a child or young adult shares with a parent, guardian, or a person acting in the capacity of a parent or guardian. A parental home.
I am aspiring to leave the .
  1. (context, cards) A fixed amount of cards in some bidding games awarded to the highest bidder allowing him to exchange any or all with cards in his hand.
I was forced to change trumps when I found the Ace, Jack, and nine of diamonds in the .
  1. (computing) a structure in a programming code, like blocks, functions, subroutines, etc.
verb
  1. (intransitive) Of animals: To build or settle into a nest.
  2. (intransitive) To settle into a home.
We loved the new house and were nesting there in 2 days!
  1. (intransitive) To successively neatly fit inside another.
I bought a set of nesting mixing bowls for mom.
  1. (transitive) To place in, or as if in, a nest.
  2. (transitive) To place one thing neatly inside another, and both inside yet another (and so on).
There would be much more room in the attic if you had nested all the empty boxes.
neuter Tweet Definition of neuter Like Definition of neuter on Facebook
noun
  1. A person who takes no part in a contest; one who is either indifferent to a cause or forbears to interfere; a neutral.
    • Young " The world"s no ; it will wound or save
      1. (grammar) A noun of the neuter gender; any one of those words which have the terminations usually found in neuter words.
      2. (grammar) An intransitive verb.
      3. (biology) An organism, either vegetable or animal, which at its maturity has no generative organs, or but imperfectly developed ones, as a plant without stamens or pistils, as the garden Hydrangea; especially, one of the imperfectly developed females of certain social insects, as of the ant and the common honeybee, which perform the labors of the community, and are called workers.
verb
  1. To remove sex organs from an animal to prevent it from having offspring; to castrate or spay, particularly as applied to domestic animals.
adjective
  1. (archaic) Neither the one thing nor the other; on neither side; impartial; neutral.
    • South " In all our undertakings God will be either our friend or our enemy; for Providence never stands
      1. (grammar) Having a form belonging more especially to words which are not appellations of males or females; expressing or designating that which is of neither sex
      a noun; a termination; the gender
      1. (grammar) intransitive, Intransitive
      a verb
      1. (biology) Having no generative organs, or imperfectly developed ones; sexless.
nictitating membrane Tweet Definition of nictitating membrane Like Definition of nictitating membrane on Facebook
noun
  1. a transparent protective fold of skin acting as an inner eyelid in birds, reptiles and some mammals
nidus Tweet Definition of nidus Like Definition of nidus on Facebook
noun
  1. A locus of infection in an organism
  2. A spider nest

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