LEMMA a
POS adj
FIELD1 mp
FIELD2 ub
DEF = (in Britain) (a film) that may be unsuitable for children under 14
EX 1
LEMMA a
POS adj
FIELD1 mp
FIELD2 ub
DEF = (in Britain) (a film) that may be unsuitable for children under 14
EX 1
LEMMA a
POS adj
FIELD1 mp
FIELD2 ub
DEF = (in Britain) (a film) that may be unsuitable for children under 14
EX 1
LEMMA a-1
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of the best quality; very good
EX 1 The service in that shop is really A-1
LEMMA a-1
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in good health; working well
EX 1 Yesterday I was ill but today I am feeling A-1
LEMMA aa
POS adj
FIELD1 mp
FIELD2 ub
DEF = (in Britain) (a film) that children under 14 are not admitted to see in a cinema
EX 1
LEMMA aa
POS adj
FIELD1 mp
FIELD2 ub
DEF = (in Britain) (a film) that children under 14 are not admitted to see in a cinema
EX 1
LEMMA aa
POS adj
FIELD1 mp
FIELD2 ub
DEF = (in Britain) (a film) that children under 14 are not admitted to see in a cinema
EX 1
LEMMA abandoned
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = given up to a life that is thought to be immoral
EX 1
LEMMA abed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lit or old use in bed
EX 1
LEMMA abed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lit or old use in bed
EX 1
LEMMA aberrant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = changed from what is usual, expected, or considered to be right
EX 1 aberrant behaviour under the influence of drugs
LEMMA aberrant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tech not true to type or class
EX 1 an aberrant example of a particular insect
LEMMA abhorrent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = hateful; DETESTable
EX 1 Cruelty is abhorrent to him
LEMMA abhorrent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = completely opposed in nature
EX 1 Cruelty is abhorrent to love
LEMMA abiding
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without end; lasting
EX 1 an abiding friendship
LEMMA abject
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a condition) as low as possible; deserving great pity
EX 1 abject slavery
LEMMA abject
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of people or behaviour) not deserving respect; showing lack of self-respect
EX 1 an abject slave
LEMMA ablative
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of or concerning) a particular form of a Latin noun which carries the meaning of by, with, or from the noun
EX 1
LEMMA ablative
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of or concerning) a particular form of a Latin noun which carries the meaning of by, with, or from the noun
EX 1
LEMMA ablaze
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = on fire
EX 1 The wooden house was quickly ablaze
LEMMA ablaze
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = shining brightly; flashing
EX 1 The ladies were ablaze with jewels
LEMMA ablaze
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = excited
EX 1 He was ablaze with anger
LEMMA able
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the power, skill, knowledge, time, etc., necessary to do something
EX 1 As I had plenty of money I was (better/more) able to help her
LEMMA able
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = clever, skilled
EX 1 an abler actor than I thought
LEMMA able
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = clever, skilled
EX 1 an abler actor than I thought
LEMMA able-bodied
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = strong and active in body
EX 1
LEMMA abnormal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = different (usu. in a bad sense) from what is ordinary or expected; unusual; peculiar
EX 1 Is the child abnormal in any way?
LEMMA abominable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing great dislike; hateful; DETESTable
EX 1 Their cruel treatment of prisoners was abominable
LEMMA abominable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml unpleasant; not liked
EX 1 The food in this hotel is abominable
LEMMA aboriginal
POS adj
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 ze
DEF = of or about people or living things existing in a place from the earliest times or since the place was first described
EX 1
LEMMA abortive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = coming to nothing; not developing; unsuccessful
EX 1 An abortive attempt to build that railway failed for lack of money
LEMMA about
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = moving from place to place, as after getting out of bed; active (esp. in the phr. up and about)
EX 1 Is he about yet? He may still be asleep
LEMMA about
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = moving from place to place, as after getting out of bed; active (esp. in the phr. up and about)
EX 1 Is he about yet? He may still be asleep
LEMMA about
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = just ready (to do something)
EX 1 We were about to start, when it rained
LEMMA about
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = just ready (to do something)
EX 1 We were about to start, when it rained
LEMMA above
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = mentioned on an earlier page or higher on the same page
EX 1 For an explanation see the above sentence/see the sentence above. The above is the most important fact. The above are the most important facts
LEMMA above
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = mentioned on an earlier page or higher on the same page
EX 1 For an explanation see the above sentence/see the sentence above. The above is the most important fact. The above are the most important facts
LEMMA above
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = mentioned on an earlier page or higher on the same page
EX 1 For an explanation see the above sentence/see the sentence above. The above is the most important fact. The above are the most important facts
LEMMA above
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = mentioned on an earlier page or higher on the same page
EX 1 For an explanation see the above sentence/see the sentence above. The above is the most important fact. The above are the most important facts
LEMMA aboveboard
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without any trick or attempt to deceive; honourable
EX 1 His part in the affair was quite (open and) aboveboard
LEMMA above-mentioned
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ABOVE@3
EX 1 the above-mentioned facts
LEMMA above-mentioned
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ABOVE@3
EX 1 the above-mentioned facts
LEMMA above-mentioned
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ABOVE@3
EX 1 the above-mentioned facts
LEMMA abrasive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing the wearing away of a surface
EX 1
LEMMA abrasive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tending to annoy; rough
EX 1 an abrasive voice
LEMMA abrupt
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sudden and unexpected
EX 1 The train came to an abrupt stop, making many passengers fall off their seats
LEMMA abrupt
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of behaviour, speech, character, etc.) rough and impolite; not wanting to waste time being nice
EX 1
LEMMA abrupt
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of the ground) suddenly sloping up or down
EX 1
LEMMA absent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not present
EX 1 How many students are absent today?
LEMMA absent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing lack of attention to what is happening
EX 1 He had an absent look on his face
LEMMA absent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not in existence; lacking
EX 1 In the Manx type of cat, the tail is absent
LEMMA absent-minded
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = so concerned with one's thoughts as not to notice what is happening, what one is doing, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA absolute
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = complete; perfect
EX 1 He is a man of absolute honesty. That's absolute nonsense!
LEMMA absolute
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having complete power; without limit
EX 1 An absolute ruler can do just as he pleases
LEMMA absolute
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = not allowing any doubt; completely certain
EX 1 The police have absolute proof that he was the murderer
LEMMA absolute
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without any conditions
EX 1 I have made you an absolute promise that I will help you
LEMMA absolute
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not depending on or measured by comparison with other things
EX 1
LEMMA absorbent
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (something) that is able to ABSORB
EX 1
LEMMA absorbent
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (something) that is able to ABSORB
EX 1
LEMMA absorbent
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (something) that is able to ABSORB
EX 1
LEMMA absorbing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = taking all one's attention; very interesting; ENGROSSING
EX 1
LEMMA abstemious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = allowing oneself only a little food, drink, or pleasure
EX 1
LEMMA abstemious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having, being, or allowing only a little food, drink, or pleasure
EX 1 an abstemious meal
LEMMA abstract
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tech thought of as a quality rather than as an object or fact; not real or solid
EX 1 The word "hunger" is an abstract noun
LEMMA abstract
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = general as opposed to particular; not clear
EX 1 Your ideas on this matter seem a little abstract. Which piano shall we actually buy?
LEMMA abstract
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in art) connected with or producing ABSTRACTs@2 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA abstracted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = inattentive to what is happening; deep in thought
EX 1
LEMMA abstracted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that has been removed or separated
EX 1
LEMMA abstruse
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = difficult to understand
EX 1
LEMMA absurd
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = against reason or common sense; clearly false or foolish
EX 1 Even sensible men do absurd things
LEMMA absurd
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = funny because clearly unsuitable, false, foolish, or impossible
EX 1 You look absurd in your wife's hat!
LEMMA abundant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = more than enough
EX 1 There are abundant supplies of firewood in the forest
LEMMA abusive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = using or containing unkind, cruel, or rude language
EX 1 an abusive letter/person
LEMMA abysmal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not fml very bad
EX 1 The food was abysmal
LEMMA academic
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
DEF = concerning teaching or studying, esp. in a college or university
EX 1
LEMMA academic
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
DEF = concerning those subjects taught to provide skills for the mind rather than for the hand
EX 1
LEMMA academic
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of a college or university
EX 1 academic dress
LEMMA academic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog not concerned with practical examples; impractical
EX 1 The question of how many souls exist in heaven is academic
LEMMA acceptable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = good enough to be received
EX 1 Your work is not acceptable; do it again
LEMMA acceptable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = worth receiving; welcome
EX 1 The gift is very acceptable
LEMMA accessible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = easy to get or get into, to, or at
EX 1 The books are easily accessible as all the shelves are open
LEMMA accessible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = easily persuaded or influenced
EX 1
LEMMA accidental
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not happening by plan or intention; happening by chance
EX 1
LEMMA accident-prone
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) more likely to have accidents than most people are or than one usually is
EX 1
LEMMA accommodating
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ready to change to suit new conditions; easy to deal with
EX 1
LEMMA accommodating
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = willing to help
EX 1
LEMMA accomplished
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = skilled, clever; good at something, though not professional
EX 1 an accomplished singer
LEMMA accomplished
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = becoming rare skilled in lady-like arts
EX 1
LEMMA accountable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with the duty of having to give an explanation
EX 1 If anything happens to the boy I will hold you accountable (for it)
LEMMA accountable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = responsible
EX 1 I am not accountable to you for my actions
LEMMA accountable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = responsible
EX 1 I am not accountable to you for my actions
LEMMA accumulative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = CUMULATIVE
EX 1
LEMMA accumulative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tending or trying to ACCUMULATE (esp. money or goods)
EX 1
LEMMA accurate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = careful and exact
EX 1 This is an accurate statement of what happened
LEMMA accurate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = free of mistakes; exactly correct
EX 1
LEMMA accursed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = under a curse; suffering very bad fortune
EX 1
LEMMA accursed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = hateful because causing bad fortune, suffering, great trouble, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA accusative
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (the CASE@1 (8) in the grammar of Latin, Greek, German, etc.) showing that the word is the DIRECT OBJECT of a verb
EX 1
LEMMA accused
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = charged with doing wrong, a crime, etc.
EX 1 The judge asked the accused to stand up, and he stood up. Several of the accused were found guilty
LEMMA accused
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = charged with doing wrong, a crime, etc.
EX 1 The judge asked the accused to stand up, and he stood up. Several of the accused were found guilty
LEMMA accustomed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = regular; usual
EX 1 her accustomed smile
LEMMA accustomed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = regular; usual
EX 1 her accustomed smile
LEMMA accustomed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being in the habit of; used to
EX 1 He is accustomed to working hard
LEMMA accustomed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being in the habit of; used to
EX 1 He is accustomed to working hard
LEMMA acetic
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
DEF = of, concerning, or producing VINEGAR or ACETIC ACID
EX 1
LEMMA acid
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
DEF = having a sour or bitter taste like that of unripe fruit or VINEGAR
EX 1
LEMMA acid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = bad-tempered; angry in speech
EX 1
LEMMA acid
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
DEF = of or concerning a chemical acid
EX 1
LEMMA acidulated
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
DEF = (esp. of sweets and drinks) made to have an acid taste
EX 1
LEMMA acidulous
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
DEF = rather acid in taste
EX 1
LEMMA acidulous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of speech or manner) bitter; bad-tempered
EX 1
LEMMA acoustic
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or concerning sound or the sense of hearing
EX 1
LEMMA acoustic
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. of a musical instrument) making its natural sound, not helped by electrical apparatus
EX 1
LEMMA acquiescent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ready to agree without argument
EX 1
LEMMA acquisitive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in the habit of acquiring (ACQUIRE) or collecting things
EX 1 He is very acquisitive and has filled his house with things he has bought
LEMMA acrid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of taste or smell) bitter; causing a stinging sensation
EX 1 the acrid smell of burning wood
LEMMA acrid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = bitter in manner; bad-tempered
EX 1 an acrid speech
LEMMA acrobatic
POS adj
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 zc
DEF = of or like an ACROBAT; moving or changing position quickly and easily, esp. in the air
EX 1
LEMMA acting
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = who has the office of, or is taking the place of
EX 1 the acting President
LEMMA acting
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = who has the office of, or is taking the place of
EX 1 the acting President
LEMMA actionable
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = giving enough cause for a charge in court
EX 1
LEMMA active
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = doing things or always ready to do things; able or ready to take action
EX 1 Although he is over 70 he is still active. He leads an active life
LEMMA active
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = able to produce the typical effects or act in the typical way
EX 1 Be careful! That dangerous chemical is still active!
LEMMA active
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zg
DEF = (of a verb or sentence) having as the subject the person or thing doing the action (as in The boy kicked the ball)
EX 1
LEMMA actual
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = existing as a real fact
EX 1 The actual amount of money was not known although they knew it was large
LEMMA actual
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = existing as a real fact
EX 1 The actual amount of money was not known although they knew it was large
LEMMA acute
POS adj
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of the mind or the senses) able to notice small differences, as of meaning or sound; working very well; sharp
EX 1 Dogs have an acute sense of smell
LEMMA acute
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = severe; strong; deep
EX 1 She was in acute pain
LEMMA acute
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = important enough to cause anxiety; very great
EX 1 There was an acute lack of food
LEMMA acute
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a disease) coming quickly to a dangerous condition
EX 1
LEMMA acute
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a sound) so high as to be almost painful
EX 1
LEMMA acute
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of an angle) being less than 90 degrees; narrow
EX 1
LEMMA acute
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 pt
DEF = (of a mark (ACCENT) put above a letter to show pronunciation) being the mark over e (as in elite, cafe)
EX 1
LEMMA adagio
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a piece of music) played slowly
EX 1
LEMMA adagio
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a piece of music) played slowly
EX 1
LEMMA adamant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of a person or behaviour) hard, immovable, and unyielding
EX 1 I am adamant that they should go
LEMMA adamant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of a person or behaviour) hard, immovable, and unyielding
EX 1 I am adamant that they should go
LEMMA adamant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of a person or behaviour) hard, immovable, and unyielding
EX 1 I am adamant that they should go
LEMMA adaptable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = able to change or be changed so as to be suitable for new needs, different conditions, etc.
EX 1 He is an adaptable man and will soon learn the new work
LEMMA addictive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of drugs, etc.) causing ADDICTION; habit-forming
EX 1
LEMMA additional
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in addition; added
EX 1 An additional charge is made for heavy bags
LEMMA adenoidal
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of the ADENOIDS (1)
EX 1
LEMMA adenoidal
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of ADENOIDS (2)
EX 1 an adenoidal voice
LEMMA adept
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = highly skilled
EX 1 He was adept at playing the piano
LEMMA adept
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = highly skilled
EX 1 He was adept at playing the piano
LEMMA adept
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = highly skilled
EX 1 He was adept at playing the piano
LEMMA adequate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = enough for the purpose
EX 1 We took adequate food for the short holiday
LEMMA adequate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = only just enough
EX 1 We had adequate food but none to waste
LEMMA adequate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the necessary ability or qualities
EX 1 I hope you will prove adequate to the job
LEMMA adequate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = only just good enough
EX 1 The performance was adequate, though hardly exciting
LEMMA adhesive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can stick or cause sticking
EX 1
LEMMA ad hoc
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = made, arranged, etc., for a particular purpose
EX 1 An ad hoc committee is a committee specially established to deal with a particular subject
LEMMA adipose
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or containing animal fat; fatty
EX 1
LEMMA adjacent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very close; either touching or almost touching; next
EX 1 The 2 families live in adjacent streets
LEMMA ad-lib
POS adj
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
DEF = spoken, played, performed, etc., without preparation
EX 1
LEMMA ad-lib
POS adj
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
DEF = spoken, played, performed, etc., without preparation
EX 1
LEMMA administrative
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or concerning the control and direction of affairs, as of a country or business
EX 1 administrative responsibilities
LEMMA admirable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = worthy of admiration; very good
EX 1 an admirable meal
LEMMA admissible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be allowed or considered
EX 1 an admissible excuse
LEMMA admissible
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of types of information) that may be allowed in a court of law
EX 1
LEMMA admitted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having admitted oneself to be (usu. something bad)
EX 1 He is an admitted thief
LEMMA admitted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having admitted oneself to be (usu. something bad)
EX 1 He is an admitted thief
LEMMA admonitory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or like warning advice or gentle scolding
EX 1 admonitory remarks
LEMMA adolescent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of) a boy or girl in the period between being a child and being a grown person; young TEENAGER of about 13-16
EX 1
LEMMA adolescent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of) a boy or girl in the period between being a child and being a grown person; young TEENAGER of about 13-16
EX 1
LEMMA adolescent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog (of) a grown person who behaves like a young person of this age group
EX 1 I'm afraid I find Jim's humour a bit adolescent
LEMMA adolescent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog (of) a grown person who behaves like a young person of this age group
EX 1 I'm afraid I find Jim's humour a bit adolescent
LEMMA adoptive
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having ADOPTed (esp. a child)
EX 1 Those are little Susan's adoptive parents
LEMMA adorable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = worthy of being loved deeply
EX 1
LEMMA adorable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml charming or attractive
EX 1 What adorable curtains!
LEMMA adrift
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. of boats) not fastened, and driven about by the sea or wind; out of control; loose
EX 1
LEMMA adrift
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = left to the powers of fate; (esp. of people) without guidance or control
EX 1 The angry man turned his son adrift
LEMMA adroit
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing ability to use the skills of mind or hand, esp. quickly; clever
EX 1
LEMMA adroit
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing ability to use the skills of mind or hand, esp. quickly; clever
EX 1
LEMMA adroit
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing ability to use the skills of mind or hand, esp. quickly; clever
EX 1
LEMMA adult
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of) a fully grown person or animal, esp. a person over an age stated by law, usu. 18 or 21
EX 1
LEMMA adult
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of) a fully grown person or animal, esp. a person over an age stated by law, usu. 18 or 21
EX 1
LEMMA advanced
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = far on in development
EX 1 He is spending a year in advanced studies
LEMMA advanced
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = modern (in ideas, way of living, etc.)
EX 1 Most people find her advanced ideas difficult to accept
LEMMA advantageous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = helpful; useful; bringing a good profit
EX 1
LEMMA adventitious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not expected or planned; coming by chance; accidental
EX 1 the adventitious birth of their 5th child
LEMMA adventurous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = eager for adventure; ready to take risks; daring; bold
EX 1
LEMMA adventurous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full of danger; risky
EX 1
LEMMA adverbial
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zg
DEF = (something) like, used as, or having qualities typical of an adverb
EX 1 an adverbial phrase
LEMMA adverbial
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zg
DEF = (something) like, used as, or having qualities typical of an adverb
EX 1 an adverbial phrase
LEMMA adverse
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not in favour of; going against; opposing
EX 1 The judge gave us an adverse decision. in adverse conditions
LEMMA advisable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that is advised or thought best to do; sensible; wise
EX 1 It is advisable to leave now/that you leave now
LEMMA advisory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the power or duty to advise
EX 1
LEMMA advisory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = containing advice rather than orders
EX 1
LEMMA aerial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, in, from, or concerning the air
EX 1
LEMMA aerial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, in, from, or concerning the air
EX 1
LEMMA aerial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = moving or happening in the air, esp. through being supported by wires
EX 1
LEMMA aerial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = moving or happening in the air, esp. through being supported by wires
EX 1
LEMMA aerial
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
DEF = lit or tech of or like air or a gas; having no matter
EX 1
LEMMA aerial
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
DEF = lit or tech of or like air or a gas; having no matter
EX 1
LEMMA aerobatic
POS adj
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ae
DEF = of or about AEROBATICS
EX 1
LEMMA aerodynamic
POS adj
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or about AERODYNAMICS
EX 1
LEMMA aerodynamic
POS adj
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or about AERODYNAMICS
EX 1
LEMMA aerodynamic
POS adj
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or about AERODYNAMICS
EX 1
LEMMA aeronautical
POS adj
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or about AERONAUTICS
EX 1
LEMMA aesthetic
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or concerning the sense of beauty, esp. beauty in art
EX 1
LEMMA aesthetic
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having a developed sense of beauty
EX 1
LEMMA aesthetic
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or concerning AESTHETICS
EX 1
LEMMA affable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = easy to talk to; ready to be friendly; pleasant
EX 1
LEMMA affected
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog not real or natural; pretended
EX 1 She showed an affected interest in his art
LEMMA affected
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = moved to sorrow, anger, love, etc.
EX 1 deeply affected by the sad story
LEMMA affected
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = attacked by a disease
EX 1
LEMMA affecting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing deep feeling
EX 1 an affecting experience
LEMMA affectionate
POS adj
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
DEF = showing gentle love
EX 1
LEMMA affirmative
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 pl
DEF = (a word) declaring "yes"
EX 1 The answer was a strong affirmative. It was an affirmative answer. The answer was in the affirmative
LEMMA affirmative
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 pl
DEF = (a word) declaring "yes"
EX 1 The answer was a strong affirmative. It was an affirmative answer. The answer was in the affirmative
LEMMA affluent
POS adj
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having plenty of money or other possessions; wealthy
EX 1
LEMMA afghan
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, from, or about Afghanistan
EX 1
LEMMA afire
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = on fire
EX 1 He set the house afire. (fig.) He is afire with ENTHUSIASM for the new book he's reading
LEMMA afire
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = on fire
EX 1 He set the house afire. (fig.) He is afire with ENTHUSIASM for the new book he's reading
LEMMA aflame
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = on fire
EX 1 The house was aflame. (fig.) The gardens were aflame with red and orange leaves
LEMMA aflame
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = on fire
EX 1 The house was aflame. (fig.) The gardens were aflame with red and orange leaves
LEMMA afloat
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
DEF = on or as if on water; floating
EX 1 Help me get my boat afloat
LEMMA afloat
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
DEF = on or as if on water; floating
EX 1 Help me get my boat afloat
LEMMA afloat
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
DEF = on ship; at sea
EX 1 How long did you spend afloat?
LEMMA afloat
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
DEF = on ship; at sea
EX 1 How long did you spend afloat?
LEMMA afloat
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = covered with water; flooded
EX 1
LEMMA afloat
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = covered with water; flooded
EX 1
LEMMA afloat
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of stories, talk about people, etc.) being told; getting around
EX 1
LEMMA afloat
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of stories, talk about people, etc.) being told; getting around
EX 1
LEMMA afloat
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = out of debt
EX 1 Please lend me some money to keep me afloat
LEMMA afloat
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = out of debt
EX 1 Please lend me some money to keep me afloat
LEMMA afoot
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = often derog being prepared, made ready, or in operation
EX 1 There is a plan afoot to pull down the old building. There is some strange business afoot
LEMMA afoot
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = often derog being prepared, made ready, or in operation
EX 1 There is a plan afoot to pull down the old building. There is some strange business afoot
LEMMA afoot
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = old use on the move, esp. on foot
EX 1
LEMMA afoot
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = old use on the move, esp. on foot
EX 1
LEMMA aforesaid
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = fml said or named before or above
EX 1 The aforesaid (person/people) was/were present at the trial
LEMMA aforesaid
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = fml said or named before or above
EX 1 The aforesaid (person/people) was/were present at the trial
LEMMA aforesaid
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = fml said or named before or above
EX 1 The aforesaid (person/people) was/were present at the trial
LEMMA aforethought
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = see MALICE
EX 1
LEMMA afraid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full of fear; FRIGHTENED
EX 1 Don't be afraid of dogs. She was afraid to excite him in case he became dangerous. She was afraid that it would bite
LEMMA afraid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full of fear; FRIGHTENED
EX 1 Don't be afraid of dogs. She was afraid to excite him in case he became dangerous. She was afraid that it would bite
LEMMA afraid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full of fear; FRIGHTENED
EX 1 Don't be afraid of dogs. She was afraid to excite him in case he became dangerous. She was afraid that it would bite
LEMMA afraid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = worried or anxious about possible results
EX 1 Don't be afraid of asking for help
LEMMA afraid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = worried or anxious about possible results
EX 1 Don't be afraid of asking for help
LEMMA afraid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = worried or anxious about possible results
EX 1 Don't be afraid of asking for help
LEMMA afraid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = polite sorry for something that has happened or is likely to happen
EX 1 I am afraid I've broken your pen. "Are we late?" "I'm afraid so." "Are we on time?" "I'm afraid not."
LEMMA afraid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = polite sorry for something that has happened or is likely to happen
EX 1 I am afraid I've broken your pen. "Are we late?" "I'm afraid so." "Are we on time?" "I'm afraid not."
LEMMA african
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, from, or about Africa
EX 1
LEMMA after
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = later in time
EX 1 He grew weak in after years
LEMMA after
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = later in time
EX 1 He grew weak in after years
LEMMA after
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
DEF = in the back part, esp. of a boat
EX 1 the after DECK
LEMMA after
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
DEF = in the back part, esp. of a boat
EX 1 the after DECK
LEMMA afternoon
POS adj
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 zt
DEF = (of) the period between midday and sunset
EX 1 I shall sleep in the afternoon. I shall have an afternoon sleep
LEMMA afternoon
POS adj
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 zt
DEF = (of) the period between midday and sunset
EX 1 I shall sleep in the afternoon. I shall have an afternoon sleep
LEMMA afternoon
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = a rather late period (as of time or life)
EX 1 She spent the afternoon of her life in the South of France
LEMMA afternoon
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = a rather late period (as of time or life)
EX 1 She spent the afternoon of her life in the South of France
LEMMA agape
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = wide open
EX 1
LEMMA agape
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in a state of wonder
EX 1 The children were agape (with excitement) as they watched the show
LEMMA aged
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being of the stated number of years
EX 1 My son is aged 10 years
LEMMA aged
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being of the stated number of years
EX 1 My son is aged 10 years
LEMMA aged
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of wine, cheese, meat, etc.) having a fully-developed taste by having been left untouched in the proper conditions for some time
EX 1
LEMMA aged
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very old
EX 1 an aged man He is aged. The sick and the aged need our help
LEMMA ageless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = never growing old or never showing signs of growing old
EX 1
LEMMA ageless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = never changing; ETERNAL
EX 1 ageless truth
LEMMA agglomerate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = gathered into a group or mass
EX 1
LEMMA agglutinative
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zg
DEF = tending to, or having the quality of, AGGLUTINATION (2)
EX 1 an agglutinative language
LEMMA aggregate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = collected into one group, total, or mass
EX 1 What were your aggregate wages for this last year?
LEMMA aggregate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = collected into one group, total, or mass
EX 1 What were your aggregate wages for this last year?
LEMMA aggregate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = collected into one group, total, or mass
EX 1 What were your aggregate wages for this last year?
LEMMA aggressive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog always ready to quarrel or attack; threatening
EX 1 He is an aggressive person and likely to start a fight
LEMMA aggressive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = apprec not afraid of opposition
EX 1 If you want to be a successful businessman you must be aggressive and not worry about other people's feelings
LEMMA aggressive
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of weapons) made for use in attack
EX 1
LEMMA aggrieved
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml suffering from a personal offence, showing hurt feelings, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA aggrieved
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = law having suffered a wrong in law
EX 1
LEMMA aghast
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = suddenly filled with surprise, fear, and wonder; shocked
EX 1 aghast at the thought of another war
LEMMA agile
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = able to move quickly and easily; active
EX 1
LEMMA aglow
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = bright with colour or excitement
EX 1 The sky was aglow with the setting sun. Her face was aglow as she went to meet him
LEMMA agnostic
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
DEF = (a person) who believes that one can only have knowledge of material things and that nothing is or can be known about God or life after death
EX 1
LEMMA agnostic
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
DEF = (a person) who believes that one can only have knowledge of material things and that nothing is or can be known about God or life after death
EX 1
LEMMA agnostic
POS adj
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a person) who claims that a particular point can neither be proved nor disproved
EX 1
LEMMA agnostic
POS adj
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a person) who claims that a particular point can neither be proved nor disproved
EX 1
LEMMA ago
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = back in time from now; in the past
EX 1 He left 10 minutes ago. How long ago did he leave?
LEMMA agog
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = excited and expecting something to happen
EX 1 The children were all agog (with excitement) as the actor drew a gun from his pocket
LEMMA agonized
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = expressing great pain
EX 1 She let out an agonized cry
LEMMA agonizing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing great pain
EX 1
LEMMA agoraphobic
POS adj
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zy
DEF = (a person) suffering from AGORAPHOBIA
EX 1
LEMMA agoraphobic
POS adj
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zy
DEF = (a person) suffering from AGORAPHOBIA
EX 1
LEMMA agrarian
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
DEF = of land, esp. farmland or its ownership
EX 1
LEMMA agreeable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = to one's liking; pleasant
EX 1 agreeable weather
LEMMA agreeable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ready to agree; willing
EX 1 Are you agreeable? He was agreeable to the suggestion
LEMMA aground
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a ship) in, into, on, or onto the shore or bottom of a sea, lake, etc. (often in the phr. run aground)
EX 1
LEMMA ahead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in or into a forward position; in advance; before
EX 1 One man went ahead to see if the road was clear. The road ahead was full of sheep
LEMMA ahead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in or into the future
EX 1 to plan ahead
LEMMA aimless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without any purpose; lacking intention
EX 1 his aimless life
LEMMA airborne
POS adj
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. of seeds) carried about by the air
EX 1
LEMMA airborne
POS adj
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. of aircraft) in the air; in flight
EX 1
LEMMA airborne
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a group of soldiers) trained to fight in an area after being dropped by aircraft by means of PARACHUTEs
EX 1
LEMMA airless
POS adj
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ac
DEF = lacking fresh air; STUFFY (1)
EX 1
LEMMA airsick
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = being sick or ill through the effects of flying in an aircraft
EX 1
LEMMA airtight
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 eg
DEF = not allowing air to pass in or out
EX 1 airtight containers
LEMMA air-to-air
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ae
DEF = between aircraft in flight, esp. to be fired from one aircraft at another
EX 1 air-to-air weapons
LEMMA air-to-air
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ae
DEF = between aircraft in flight, esp. to be fired from one aircraft at another
EX 1 air-to-air weapons
LEMMA airworthy
POS adj
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of aircraft) in proper and safe working condition
EX 1
LEMMA airy
POS adj
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
DEF = open to the fresh air
EX 1 The large window makes the room quite airy
LEMMA airy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog of or having AIRS; AFFECTED (1)
EX 1
LEMMA airy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog having little substance; empty
EX 1 Nothing results from his airy plans and promises
LEMMA airy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = light-hearted; gay; happy; careless
EX 1
LEMMA airy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, like, or in the air
EX 1
LEMMA ajar
POS adj
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a door) not quite closed; slightly open
EX 1
LEMMA akimbo
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = with arms bent at the elbows and hands on the sides (usu. on the HIPs@2) (esp. in the phr. with arms akimbo)
EX 1
LEMMA akimbo
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = with arms bent at the elbows and hands on the sides (usu. on the HIPs@2) (esp. in the phr. with arms akimbo)
EX 1
LEMMA akin
POS adj
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ki
DEF = from the same family; related
EX 1
LEMMA akin
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the same appearance, character, etc.; like
EX 1 His beautiful writing is akin to drawing
LEMMA a la carte
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 bz
DEF = (of cooked food sold in a restaurant) according to a list (MENU) where each dish has its own separate price
EX 1
LEMMA alcoholic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = containing alcohol
EX 1
LEMMA alcoholic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, concerning, or caused by alcohol
EX 1
LEMMA alcoholic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
DEF = suffering from ALCOHOLISM
EX 1
LEMMA alert
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = watchful and ready to meet danger
EX 1
LEMMA alert
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = apprec quick to see and act
EX 1 He is an alert boy
LEMMA alfresco
POS adj
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 fo
DEF = in the open air
EX 1 We ate alfresco during the summer. We enjoyed an alfresco dinner
LEMMA alien
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = belonging to another country or race; foreign
EX 1 alien people
LEMMA alien
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = different in nature or character, esp. so different as to be opposed
EX 1 Their ideas are quite alien to our way of thinking
LEMMA alight
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = on fire; in flames
EX 1
LEMMA alight
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the lights on; lit up
EX 1
LEMMA alike
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being (almost) the same in appearance, quality, character, etc.; like one another
EX 1 The 2 brothers are very much alike. You 2 are more alike than I thought
LEMMA alimentary
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = concerning food and the way it is treated (DIGESTed@3 (1)) in the body
EX 1
LEMMA alive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having life; not dead; living
EX 1
LEMMA alive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having life; not dead; living
EX 1
LEMMA alive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full of life; active
EX 1 Although old he is still very much alive
LEMMA alive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = still in existence or operation
EX 1 The argument was kept alive by the politicians
LEMMA alkaline
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
DEF = of, concerning, or having the nature of an ALKALI
EX 1
LEMMA all-day
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lasting all through the day
EX 1 an all-day event
LEMMA allegorical
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 af
DEF = of, concerning, or having the quality of an ALLEGORY
EX 1
LEMMA allegretto
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a piece of music) played fairly fast but not very fast
EX 1
LEMMA allegretto
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a piece of music) played fairly fast but not very fast
EX 1
LEMMA allegro
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a piece of music) played in a rapid manner and full of life
EX 1
LEMMA allegro
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a piece of music) played in a rapid manner and full of life
EX 1
LEMMA allergic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = suffering from an ALLERGY (1)
EX 1 He is allergic to the fur of cats
LEMMA allergic
POS adj
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
DEF = infml having a strong dislike (for)
EX 1 I am allergic to big dirty cities
LEMMA allied
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = joined by political agreement
EX 1
LEMMA allied
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = related or connected, esp. by common qualities
EX 1 painting and other allied arts
LEMMA all in
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = worn out; very tired
EX 1 That job leaves me all in at the end of the day
LEMMA all-in
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with everything included
EX 1 I'll sell you the car, tyres, and radio at an all-in price
LEMMA all-in
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with everything included
EX 1 I'll sell you the car, tyres, and radio at an all-in price
LEMMA all-in
POS adj
FIELD1 gy
FIELD2 zw
DEF = (esp. of the sport of wrestling (WRESTLE)) without limits on moves, holds, or methods
EX 1
LEMMA all-in
POS adj
FIELD1 gy
FIELD2 zw
DEF = (esp. of the sport of wrestling (WRESTLE)) without limits on moves, holds, or methods
EX 1
LEMMA alliterative
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
DEF = being, having, or using ALLITERATION
EX 1
LEMMA all-night
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lasting all through the night
EX 1 an all-night game of cards
LEMMA all-night
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = open all through the night
EX 1 an all-night shop
LEMMA all-out
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = using all possible strength and effort; complete; total
EX 1 We made an all-out attempt to climb the mountain
LEMMA allowable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that may be allowed or permitted
EX 1
LEMMA all-powerful
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
DEF = having the power to do anything; OMNIPOTENT
EX 1
LEMMA all-purpose
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
DEF = able to be used in all conditions or for all purposes
EX 1 an all-purpose cleaning liquid
LEMMA all-purpose
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
DEF = able to be used in all conditions or for all purposes
EX 1 an all-purpose cleaning liquid
LEMMA all right
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = safe, unharmed, or healthy
EX 1 Is the driver all right after the accident?
LEMMA all right
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = safe, unharmed, or healthy
EX 1 Is the driver all right after the accident?
LEMMA all right
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml satisfactory; acceptable; in a satisfactory or acceptable manner
EX 1 His work is all right (but he could be faster)
LEMMA all right
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml satisfactory; acceptable; in a satisfactory or acceptable manner
EX 1 His work is all right (but he could be faster)
LEMMA all right
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (in answer to a suggestion, plan, etc.) I/we agree; yes
EX 1 All right! Let's go now
LEMMA all right
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (in answer to a suggestion, plan, etc.) I/we agree; yes
EX 1 All right! Let's go now
LEMMA all right
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml beyond doubt; certainly
EX 1 He's ill all right: he has a very serious disease
LEMMA all right
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml beyond doubt; certainly
EX 1 He's ill all right: he has a very serious disease
LEMMA all-round
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having ability in many things, esp. in various sports
EX 1
LEMMA all-round
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having ability in many things, esp. in various sports
EX 1
LEMMA all-star
POS adj
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 th
DEF = (of a film, play, etc.) acted only or mostly by famous actors
EX 1
LEMMA all-star
POS adj
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 th
DEF = (of a film, play, etc.) acted only or mostly by famous actors
EX 1
LEMMA all-time
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = greatest, biggest, most, etc., ever known (esp. in the phrs. all-time high, all-time low)
EX 1 The shop's sales have reached an all-time high in this very successful year
LEMMA alluvial
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ag
DEF = being, concerning, or made of soil put down by rivers, lakes, floods, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA almighty
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
DEF = (often cap.) having the power to do anything; OMNIPOTENT
EX 1 God Almighty (God,) the Almighty
LEMMA almighty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml very big, strong, great, etc.
EX 1 an almighty crash
LEMMA almond-eyed
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = having long narrow eyes, like those of people from the East
EX 1
LEMMA alone
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without others
EX 1 He lives/works alone. The house stands alone on the hill. I was alone in the house
LEMMA alone
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = only
EX 1 You can't live on bread alone. Time alone will show who was right
LEMMA aloof
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = at a distance; not joining in (with); apart
EX 1 He held/kept himself aloof from the others
LEMMA aloof
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = distant in feeling or interest; not very friendly; RESERVED (1)
EX 1
LEMMA alphabetical
POS adj
FIELD1 al
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, belonging to, or in the order of the alphabet
EX 1 In a dictionary the words are arranged in alphabetical order
LEMMA alpine
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or concerning any high mountain
EX 1
LEMMA alpine
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very high
EX 1
LEMMA alpine
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of plants) growing on parts of mountains that are too high for trees to grow on
EX 1
LEMMA alternate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of 2 things) happening by turns; first one and then the other
EX 1 A week of alternate rain and sunshine
LEMMA alternate
POS adj
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
DEF = one of every 2; every second
EX 1 He works on alternate days
LEMMA alternate
POS adj
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. of leaves on a stem) growing first on one side of the stem and then on the other
EX 1 alternate leaves
LEMMA alternative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of 2 things) that may be used, had, done, etc., instead of another; other
EX 1 We returned by the alternative road
LEMMA alto
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, for, concerning, or having the range or part of an ALTO
EX 1
LEMMA alveolar
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (a consonant such as /t/ and /d/) made by putting the tongue on the hard bony areas at the top of the mouth just behind the front teeth
EX 1
LEMMA alveolar
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (a consonant such as /t/ and /d/) made by putting the tongue on the hard bony areas at the top of the mouth just behind the front teeth
EX 1
LEMMA amateur
POS adj
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 af
DEF = of, by, or with AMATEURs
EX 1 amateur football/performances of plays
LEMMA amateur
POS adj
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 af
DEF = being an AMATEUR or AMATEURs; not paid
EX 1 an amateur actor
LEMMA amateur
POS adj
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 en
DEF = lacking skill; poor
EX 1 His piano performance was very amateur
LEMMA amateurish
POS adj
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 en
DEF = lacking skill; not good; poor
EX 1
LEMMA amatory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = concerning or expressing love, esp. sexual love
EX 1 an amatory look
LEMMA amazing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing great surprise or wonder because of quantity or quality
EX 1 The new car goes at an amazing speed. He has amazing skills. Your wife is an amazing woman, George!
LEMMA ambassadorial
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of an AMBASSADOR
EX 1
LEMMA ambidextrous
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
DEF = able to use either hand with equal skill
EX 1
LEMMA ambient
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = on all sides; completely surrounding
EX 1 ambient air
LEMMA ambiguous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = able to be understood in more than one way; of unclear meaning
EX 1 an ambiguous reply
LEMMA ambiguous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = uncertain; unclear
EX 1
LEMMA ambitious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a strong desire for success, power, riches, etc.
EX 1 He is an ambitious man. He is ambitious to succeed in politics
LEMMA ambitious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a strong desire for success, power, riches, etc.
EX 1 He is an ambitious man. He is ambitious to succeed in politics
LEMMA ambitious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing or demanding a strong desire for success, great effort, great skill, etc.
EX 1 an ambitious attempt to climb the dangerous mountain
LEMMA ambivalent
POS adj
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having opposing feelings towards, or opinions about, one person or thing
EX 1
LEMMA ambivalent
POS adj
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having opposing feelings towards, or opinions about, one person or thing
EX 1
LEMMA amenable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = able to be guided or influenced (by)
EX 1 She is amenable to reason
LEMMA amenable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = able to be guided or influenced (by)
EX 1 She is amenable to reason
LEMMA amenable
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 lw
DEF = tech in a position of having to obey a power or be punished by that power; responsible
EX 1
LEMMA amenable
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
DEF = able to be tested by
EX 1 My scientific discoveries are amenable to the usual tests
LEMMA american
POS adj
FIELD1 zz
FIELD2 q.
DEF = (a person) belonging to North, Central, or South America, esp. the United States of America
EX 1
LEMMA american
POS adj
FIELD1 zz
FIELD2 q.
DEF = (a person) belonging to North, Central, or South America, esp. the United States of America
EX 1
LEMMA amiable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of a pleasant nature; good-tempered; friendly
EX 1
LEMMA amicable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = as suitable between friends; friendly; peaceful
EX 1 We reached an amicable agreement
LEMMA amiss
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = wrong; imperfect
EX 1 The doctor said there was nothing amiss with her. Is something amiss?
LEMMA amiss
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (usu. with no, not, etc.) out of place; (a) bad (idea)
EX 1 A few pleasant remarks may not be amiss
LEMMA amoebic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
DEF = of or caused by AMOEBAs
EX 1 amoebic DYSENTERY
LEMMA amoral
POS adj
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having no understanding of right and wrong
EX 1 Young children are amoral
LEMMA amorous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, concerning, expressing, or easily moved to love, esp. sexual love
EX 1 amorous looks/an amorous girl
LEMMA amorphous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having no fixed form or shape
EX 1 I can't understand his amorphous plans
LEMMA amphibious
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 au
DEF = able to live or move both on land and in water
EX 1
LEMMA ample
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (usu. before nouns of types [U] or [P]) enough or more than is necessary
EX 1 We have ample money for the journey
LEMMA ample
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with plenty of space; large
EX 1 There is room for an ample garden
LEMMA anaemic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = suffering from ANAEMIA
EX 1
LEMMA anaemic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lacking interest or excitement
EX 1 an anaemic meal/book
LEMMA anaesthetic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, concerning, or causing ANAESTHESIA
EX 1
LEMMA anal
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
DEF = of, concerning, or near the ANUS
EX 1
LEMMA analgesic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a substance, esp. one that is rubbed into the skin) causing ANALGESIA
EX 1
LEMMA analgesic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a substance, esp. one that is rubbed into the skin) causing ANALGESIA
EX 1
LEMMA analgesic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a substance, esp. one that is rubbed into the skin) causing ANALGESIA
EX 1
LEMMA analogous
POS adj
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
DEF = like or alike in some ways
EX 1
LEMMA analogous
POS adj
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
DEF = like or alike in some ways
EX 1
LEMMA analogous
POS adj
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
DEF = like or alike in some ways
EX 1
LEMMA analytic
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, concerning, or using ANALYSIS (1)
EX 1
LEMMA anarchic
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, like, or causing ANARCHY
EX 1
LEMMA anatomical
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = of or concerned with ANATOMY
EX 1 an anatomical description of the leg
LEMMA ancestral
POS adj
FIELD1 ki
FIELD2 ..
DEF = belonging to or coming from one's ANCESTORs
EX 1 one's ancestral home
LEMMA ancestral
POS adj
FIELD1 ki
FIELD2 ..
DEF = belonging to or coming from one's ANCESTORs
EX 1 one's ancestral home
LEMMA ancient
POS adj
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 ..
DEF = in or of times long ago
EX 1 ancient Rome and Greece
LEMMA ancient
POS adj
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having existed since a very early time
EX 1 ancient customs
LEMMA ancient
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = often humor very old
EX 1
LEMMA ancillary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = providing help, support, or additional service
EX 1
LEMMA andante
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = ((a piece of music) played) rather slowly and evenly
EX 1
LEMMA andante
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = ((a piece of music) played) rather slowly and evenly
EX 1
LEMMA androgynous
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 bo
DEF = (esp. of plants) being both male and female
EX 1
LEMMA anecdotal
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, containing, telling, or full of ANECDOTEs
EX 1
LEMMA anglican
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ua
DEF = (a member) of a branch (CHURCH OF ENGLAND) of the Christian religion
EX 1
LEMMA anglican
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ua
DEF = (a member) of a branch (CHURCH OF ENGLAND) of the Christian religion
EX 1
LEMMA anglo-american
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 go
DEF = of or concerning both England and America, esp. the US
EX 1 Anglo-American trade
LEMMA anglo-catholic
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 qa
DEF = (a member) of the part of the HIGH CHURCH branch of the CHURCH OF ENGLAND that worships rather like the ROMAN CATHOLIC church
EX 1
LEMMA anglo-catholic
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 qa
DEF = (a member) of the part of the HIGH CHURCH branch of the CHURCH OF ENGLAND that worships rather like the ROMAN CATHOLIC church
EX 1
LEMMA anglo-indian
POS adj
FIELD1 qa
FIELD2 xh
DEF = (of) an English person born or living in India
EX 1
LEMMA anglo-indian
POS adj
FIELD1 qa
FIELD2 xh
DEF = (of) an English person born or living in India
EX 1
LEMMA anglo-indian
POS adj
FIELD1 qa
FIELD2 xh
DEF = (of) a person descended from both English and Indian families
EX 1
LEMMA anglo-indian
POS adj
FIELD1 qa
FIELD2 xh
DEF = (of) a person descended from both English and Indian families
EX 1
LEMMA anglo-saxon
POS adj
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 hi
DEF = (of or concerning) a member of the GERMANIC race of people who lived in England in early times
EX 1
LEMMA anglo-saxon
POS adj
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 hi
DEF = (of or concerning) a member of the GERMANIC race of people who lived in England in early times
EX 1
LEMMA anglo-saxon
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 qa
DEF = (of or concerning) their language
EX 1
LEMMA anglo-saxon
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 qa
DEF = (of or concerning) their language
EX 1
LEMMA anglo-saxon
POS adj
FIELD1 qa
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of or concerning) a person who is very English
EX 1
LEMMA anglo-saxon
POS adj
FIELD1 qa
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of or concerning) a person who is very English
EX 1
LEMMA angry
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = filled with anger
EX 1 I shall be angry if you break that. I shall be angry with you. I was angry about missing that film at the cinema
LEMMA angry
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = filled with anger
EX 1 I shall be angry if you break that. I shall be angry with you. I was angry about missing that film at the cinema
LEMMA angry
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = filled with anger
EX 1 I shall be angry if you break that. I shall be angry with you. I was angry about missing that film at the cinema
LEMMA angry
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = filled with anger
EX 1 I shall be angry if you break that. I shall be angry with you. I was angry about missing that film at the cinema
LEMMA angry
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = filled with anger
EX 1 I shall be angry if you break that. I shall be angry with you. I was angry about missing that film at the cinema
LEMMA angry
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of the sky or clouds) stormy
EX 1
LEMMA angry
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of the sky or clouds) stormy
EX 1
LEMMA angry
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of the sky or clouds) stormy
EX 1
LEMMA angry
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of the sky or clouds) stormy
EX 1
LEMMA angry
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of the sky or clouds) stormy
EX 1
LEMMA anguished
POS adj
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
DEF = feeling or expressing very great pain, esp. of mind
EX 1 anguished cries
LEMMA angular
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having, forming, consisting of, or concerning an angle or angles
EX 1
LEMMA angular
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having sharp corners
EX 1
LEMMA angular
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) with the bones able to be clearly seen; having no curves on the body
EX 1
LEMMA angular
POS adj
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a person's character) not easy to be friends with; awkward
EX 1
LEMMA animal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, concerning, or made from animals
EX 1
LEMMA animal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = usu. derog concerning the body, not the mind or the spirit
EX 1 animal desires
LEMMA animate
POS adj
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 bo
DEF = (of plants and animals) alive; living
EX 1
LEMMA animate
POS adj
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of animals rather than plants) moving or able to move
EX 1 (fig.) The clock was the only animate thing in the quiet room
LEMMA annual
POS adj
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (happening, appearing, etc.) every year or once a year, esp. on or about the same date
EX 1
LEMMA annular
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = shaped like a ring
EX 1
LEMMA anodyne
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a medicine) which will lessen pain
EX 1
LEMMA anodyne
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a medicine) which will lessen pain
EX 1
LEMMA anodyne
POS adj
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (something) which comforts a troubled mind or turns the attention away from more important matters
EX 1
LEMMA anodyne
POS adj
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (something) which comforts a troubled mind or turns the attention away from more important matters
EX 1
LEMMA anomalous
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
DEF = different from what is the usual type or rule
EX 1 in an anomalous position
LEMMA anonymous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) with name unknown
EX 1
LEMMA anonymous
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 pt
DEF = (of a piece of writing) without the writer's name
EX 1 It is unpleasant to receive anonymous letters
LEMMA answerable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = able to be answered
EX 1
LEMMA answerable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = responsible
EX 1 I shall be answerable for what he does
LEMMA answerable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having to explain or defend one's actions
EX 1 I cannot do as I like but am answerable to the government for any decision I make
LEMMA answerable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having to explain or defend one's actions
EX 1 I cannot do as I like but am answerable to the government for any decision I make
LEMMA antacid
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a medicine) preventing an acid condition, esp. in the stomach
EX 1
LEMMA antacid
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a medicine) preventing an acid condition, esp. in the stomach
EX 1
LEMMA antarctic
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 1.
DEF = (often cap.) (of or concerning) the most southern part of the world
EX 1
LEMMA antarctic
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 1.
DEF = (often cap.) (of or concerning) the most southern part of the world
EX 1
LEMMA antarctic
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 1.
DEF = (often cap.) (of or concerning) the most southern part of the world
EX 1
LEMMA antecedent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = coming or being before
EX 1
LEMMA antediluvian
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zb
DEF = existing before the great flood of the earth which is reported in the Bible
EX 1
LEMMA antediluvian
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = humor old-fashioned; very old
EX 1
LEMMA antenatal
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zl
DEF = existing or happening before birth
EX 1 An antenatal clinic is a place where women who are expecting babies go for medical examinations and exercises
LEMMA antenatal
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zl
DEF = existing or happening before birth
EX 1 An antenatal clinic is a place where women who are expecting babies go for medical examinations and exercises
LEMMA antepenultimate
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (something that is) third from the last
EX 1 In the set of words "walk," "run," "swim," "fly," the antepenultimate word is "run"
LEMMA antepenultimate
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (something that is) third from the last
EX 1 In the set of words "walk," "run," "swim," "fly," the antepenultimate word is "run"
LEMMA anterior
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = earlier in time
EX 1
LEMMA anterior
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = earlier in time
EX 1
LEMMA anterior
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = usu. tech nearer the front
EX 1
LEMMA anterior
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = usu. tech nearer the front
EX 1
LEMMA anthropocentric
POS adj
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
DEF = regarding human beings as the reason for the existence of the world and/or as the measure of all value
EX 1
LEMMA anthropoid
POS adj
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 zo
DEF = (of an animal) like a man
EX 1
LEMMA anthropoid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog infml (of a person) like an ANTHROPOID APE
EX 1 Please tell that anthropoid brother of yours to stand up straight and get his hair cut!
LEMMA anthropomorphic
POS adj
FIELD1 rn
FIELD2 ph
DEF = regarding a god, animal, or object as having the form and qualities of man
EX 1
LEMMA anthropophagous
POS adj
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of a person who eats human flesh (CANNIBAL)
EX 1
LEMMA antiaircraft
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ae
DEF = (gunfire) against enemy aircraft
EX 1
LEMMA antiaircraft
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ae
DEF = (gunfire) against enemy aircraft
EX 1
LEMMA antibiotic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 rx
DEF = (a medical substance, such as PENICILLIN) produced by living things and able to stop the growth of, or destroy, harmful bacteria that have entered the body
EX 1
LEMMA antibiotic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 rx
DEF = (a medical substance, such as PENICILLIN) produced by living things and able to stop the growth of, or destroy, harmful bacteria that have entered the body
EX 1
LEMMA antic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of behaviour or movement of the body) strange, awkward, amusing, or foolish
EX 1
LEMMA anticipatory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that ANTICIPATEs
EX 1 anticipatory action
LEMMA anticipatory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = done or happening in advance
EX 1
LEMMA anticipatory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = done or happening too soon
EX 1
LEMMA anticlerical
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = opposed to the influence of priests in public and political life
EX 1
LEMMA anticlockwise
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in the opposite direction to the hands of a clock
EX 1
LEMMA antipathetic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = feeling or causing ANTIPATHY (1)
EX 1 He is antipathetic to large dogs
LEMMA antipathetic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = opposed in nature or character
EX 1 Those 2 ideas are completely antipathetic (to each other)
LEMMA antipersonnel
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zg
DEF = (of bombs) intended to hurt people, not destroy property, by exploding into small pieces
EX 1
LEMMA antipodal
POS adj
FIELD1 zz
FIELD2 yt
DEF = of or at the ANTIPODES
EX 1
LEMMA antiquarian
POS adj
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 za
DEF = of or concerning things that are very old or people who study, collect, or sell such things
EX 1
LEMMA antiquarian
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = selling old or rare books
EX 1 an antiquarian bookseller
LEMMA antiquated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = old and not suited to present needs or conditions; not modern; old-fashioned
EX 1
LEMMA antique
POS adj
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 za
DEF = being old and therefore valuable
EX 1
LEMMA antique
POS adj
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 zc
DEF = of or connected with the ancient world, esp. of Rome of Greece
EX 1
LEMMA antique
POS adj
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 ..
DEF = being of an earlier period
EX 1 antique manners
LEMMA antique
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of the style of art of ancient Rome or Greece
EX 1 I really like the antique much better than modern art
LEMMA antique
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of the style of art of ancient Rome or Greece
EX 1 I really like the antique much better than modern art
LEMMA antiseptic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zm
DEF = (a chemical substance) able to prevent flesh, blood, etc., from developing disease, esp. by killing bacteria
EX 1
LEMMA antiseptic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zm
DEF = (a chemical substance) able to prevent flesh, blood, etc., from developing disease, esp. by killing bacteria
EX 1
LEMMA antisocial
POS adj
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ..
DEF = that causes damage to the way in which people live together peacefully
EX 1 Playing music so loudly that it annoys everyone else in the street is antisocial
LEMMA antisocial
POS adj
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ..
DEF = destroying, making dirty, etc., buildings or places used by the public
EX 1
LEMMA antisocial
POS adj
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ..
DEF = opposed to an orderly society or way of life
EX 1
LEMMA antisocial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = selfish
EX 1
LEMMA antisocial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not liking to mix with other people
EX 1
LEMMA antithetic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, concerning, or including ANTITHESIS
EX 1
LEMMA antithetic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = directly opposed
EX 1 Those 2 ideas are strongly antithetic (to each other)
LEMMA anxious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = feeling anxiety; troubled; fearful
EX 1 He was anxious for the safety of his money
LEMMA anxious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = feeling anxiety; troubled; fearful
EX 1 He was anxious for the safety of his money
LEMMA anxious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing anxiety or worry
EX 1 The period of his illness was anxious for us all
LEMMA anxious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml having a strong wish to do something; eager
EX 1 He was anxious to please his guests. He was anxious that they should have all they want. He was anxious for them to go
LEMMA anxious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml having a strong wish to do something; eager
EX 1 He was anxious to please his guests. He was anxious that they should have all they want. He was anxious for them to go
LEMMA apart
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = separate; unconnected; independent
EX 1 He is a man apart from all others
LEMMA apart
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = holding very different opinions; divided
EX 1 They look alike but in ideas they are very far apart
LEMMA apathetic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without feeling or interest; lacking desire to act
EX 1
LEMMA aperient
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 rx
DEF = LAXATIVE
EX 1
LEMMA aperient
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 rx
DEF = LAXATIVE
EX 1
LEMMA aperient
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 rx
DEF = LAXATIVE
EX 1
LEMMA aphasic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = concerning or suffering from APHASIA
EX 1
LEMMA aphoristic
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, like, or containing APHORISMs
EX 1
LEMMA aphrodisiac
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
DEF = (a medicine, drug, etc.) causing sexual excitement
EX 1
LEMMA aphrodisiac
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
DEF = (a medicine, drug, etc.) causing sexual excitement
EX 1
LEMMA aphrodisiac
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
DEF = (a medicine, drug, etc.) causing sexual excitement
EX 1
LEMMA apish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like an APE, esp. in trying foolishly to behave like others
EX 1
LEMMA apocalyptic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = often derog telling of great misfortunes in the future
EX 1 apocalyptic statements about the coming of wars and hunger
LEMMA apocalyptic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or like the end of the world
EX 1 apocalyptic scenes of death and destruction
LEMMA apocalyptic
POS adj
FIELD1 bl
FIELD2 zn
DEF = of or like an APOCALYPSE
EX 1
LEMMA apocryphal
POS adj
FIELD1 bl
FIELD2 za
DEF = of or connected with the APOCRYPHA
EX 1
LEMMA apocryphal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not regarded as true or certain, or as a real member of a group or class
EX 1 an apocryphal story about the minister's impatience
LEMMA apocryphal
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a book, play, etc.) regarded as not having been written by the stated person
EX 1
LEMMA apologetic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = expressing sorrow for some fault or wrong
EX 1
LEMMA apologetic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person's manner) as if unwilling to cause trouble
EX 1 He asked in an apologetic voice if we would mind getting out of his way
LEMMA apoplectic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, concerning, or having APOPLEXY
EX 1
LEMMA apoplectic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a red face and easily made angry
EX 1
LEMMA a posteriori
POS adj
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of an argument) reasoned from effect to cause (as in the statement The streets are wet so it must have rained)
EX 1
LEMMA apostolic
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or concerning an APOSTLE (1,2), esp. one of the 12
EX 1
LEMMA apostolic
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = or concerning the leader (POPE) of one of the branches (ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH) of Christianity; PAPAL
EX 1
LEMMA appalling
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing fear; shocking, terrible
EX 1
LEMMA appalling
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml of very bad quality; having very little skill
EX 1 Mary is an appalling cook
LEMMA apparent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = easily seen or understood; plain
EX 1 Her anxiety was apparent to everyone
LEMMA apparent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = according to what seems to be the case; not necessarily true or real; seeming
EX 1 Their apparent grief soon turned to laughter
LEMMA appealing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = able to move the feelings
EX 1 the appealing eyes of the sad hungry child
LEMMA appealing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = attractive or interesting
EX 1 the appealing appearance of the happy healthy child
LEMMA appellant
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a person) that calls on a higher court to change the decision of a lower court
EX 1
LEMMA appellate
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or concerning APPEALs@1 (3) in courts of law
EX 1 an appellate court
LEMMA appellate
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or concerning APPEALs@1 (3) in courts of law
EX 1 an appellate court
LEMMA appetizing
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
DEF = causing desire, esp. for food
EX 1
LEMMA applicable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = able to have an effect
EX 1 The new law is applicable from next Monday
LEMMA applicable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = able to have an effect on; directed towards
EX 1 This rule is not applicable to foreigners
LEMMA applicable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = suitable for; proper; correct
EX 1
LEMMA applied
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. of a science) put to practical use
EX 1
LEMMA appointed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = arranged, settled, fixed; decided
EX 1 She wasn't at the appointed meeting place
LEMMA appointed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = chosen for a position or job
EX 1
LEMMA appointed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (in comb.) provided with necessary things; furnished
EX 1 The old hotel was not very well-appointed
LEMMA apposite
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = exactly suitable to the present moment, conditions, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA apposite
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = exactly suitable to the present moment, conditions, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA appreciable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = enough to be felt, noticed, or considered important
EX 1
LEMMA appreciative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = grateful; thankful
EX 1
LEMMA appreciative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = feeling or showing understanding
EX 1
LEMMA appreciative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = feeling or showing admiration
EX 1
LEMMA apprehensive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fearful, esp. about the future; worried, anxious
EX 1 an apprehensive look He was apprehensive of being killed. She was apprehensive for her son's safety
LEMMA apprehensive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fearful, esp. about the future; worried, anxious
EX 1 an apprehensive look He was apprehensive of being killed. She was apprehensive for her son's safety
LEMMA approachable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = able to be reached
EX 1
LEMMA approachable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml easy to speak to or deal with; friendly
EX 1
LEMMA approbatory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing praise
EX 1 approbatory remarks
LEMMA appropriate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = correct or suitable
EX 1 His bright clothes were not appropriate for a funeral
LEMMA appropriate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = correct or suitable
EX 1 His bright clothes were not appropriate for a funeral
LEMMA approximate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = nearly correct but not exact
EX 1 The approximate number of boys in the school is 300_but remember that 300 is only an approximate figure!
LEMMA a priori
POS adj
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of an argument) reasoned from cause to effect (as in the statement It is raining so the streets must be wet)
EX 1
LEMMA apropos
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very suitable for the time or conditions
EX 1
LEMMA apt
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a tendency to do something; likely
EX 1 This kind of shoe is apt to slip on wet ground
LEMMA apt
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a tendency to do something; likely
EX 1 This kind of shoe is apt to slip on wet ground
LEMMA apt
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = clever and quick to learn and understand
EX 1 He is an apt student. He is apt at understanding difficult ideas
LEMMA apt
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = clever and quick to learn and understand
EX 1 He is an apt student. He is apt at understanding difficult ideas
LEMMA apt
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = exactly suitable
EX 1 an apt remark
LEMMA apt
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = exactly suitable
EX 1 an apt remark
LEMMA aquatic
POS adj
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 bo
DEF = living in or on water
EX 1 aquatic plants/animals
LEMMA aquatic
POS adj
FIELD1 ws
FIELD2 ..
DEF = happening in or on water
EX 1 Aquatic sports including swimming and rowing
LEMMA aqueous
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, like, containing, or in water
EX 1
LEMMA aquiline
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or like a particular bird (EAGLE) (esp. in the phrs. aquiline nose/profile)
EX 1 An aquiline nose is one that is thin and curves like an EAGLE's beak
LEMMA arabian
POS adj
FIELD1 zz
FIELD2 xs
DEF = of Arabia, esp. the PENINSULA containing Saudi Arabia and several other countries
EX 1 the Arabian desert
LEMMA arabic
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zl
DEF = of or concerning the language or writing of the ARABs (1)
EX 1 Arabic literature
LEMMA arable
POS adj
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of land) suitable or used for growing crops
EX 1
LEMMA arbitrary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of power that is uncontrolled and used without considering the wishes of others
EX 1 The arbitrary decisions of the factory owners caused anger among the workers
LEMMA arbitrary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = often derog decided by or based on personal opinion or chance rather than reason
EX 1 I didn't know anything about any of the books so my choice was quite arbitrary
LEMMA arboreal
POS adj
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, concerned with, or living in trees
EX 1 arboreal animals
LEMMA arcane
POS adj
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 ..
DEF = mysterious and secret
EX 1 arcane knowledge
LEMMA arch
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of the behaviour of a woman or child) amused, gay, or intended to attract; COY
EX 1 an arch smile
LEMMA arch
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = SUPERCILIOUS
EX 1 When he made that silly remark she gave him an arch look
LEMMA archaic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = belonging to the past; no longer used
EX 1
LEMMA arctic
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 11
DEF = of or concerning the most northern part of the world
EX 1
LEMMA arctic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very cold
EX 1
LEMMA ardent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = strongly felt; strongly active; eager; fierce
EX 1 He is an ardent supporter of our team
LEMMA arduous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = needing much effort; difficult
EX 1 an arduous climb arduous work
LEMMA arguable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = doubtful in some degree
EX 1 That their decision was the best one is arguable
LEMMA arguable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = able to be supported with reasons
EX 1 It is arguable that the criminal is a necessary member of society
LEMMA arguable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = able to be supported with reasons
EX 1 It is arguable that the criminal is a necessary member of society
LEMMA argumentative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) liking to argue
EX 1
LEMMA arid
POS adj
FIELD1 a6
FIELD2 6o
DEF = (of land or a country) having so little rain as to be very dry and unproductive
EX 1
LEMMA arid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not leading to any really new discoveries
EX 1 arid scientific studies concerned only with dry facts
LEMMA arid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = uninteresting; dull
EX 1
LEMMA aristocratic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, like, or suitable for an ARISTOCRAT
EX 1
LEMMA arithmetic
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or concerning ARITHMETIC
EX 1
LEMMA armed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = carrying or supplied with weapons
EX 1
LEMMA armed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = carrying or supplied with weapons
EX 1
LEMMA armed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having what is necessary, such as tools
EX 1 He was armed for the job
LEMMA armed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having what is necessary, such as tools
EX 1 He was armed for the job
LEMMA armorial
POS adj
FIELD1 he
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or concerning a COAT OF ARMS
EX 1
LEMMA armour-clad
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
DEF = covered in ARMOUR PLATE
EX 1 armour-clad warships
LEMMA armoured
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
DEF = covered with or protected by armour
EX 1 armoured vehicles
LEMMA armoured
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having fighting vehicles (such as TANKs (2)) and weapons protected by armour
EX 1 an armoured division
LEMMA aromatic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a strong pleasant smell
EX 1 Aromatic plants are often used in cooking
LEMMA arrant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very bad; complete
EX 1 an arrant thief He talked arrant nonsense
LEMMA arrogant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = proud and self-important in a rude way that shows no respect for other people
EX 1 an arrogant official arrogant manners
LEMMA arsenic
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
DEF = of or containing ARSENIC
EX 1
LEMMA arsenic
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
DEF = of or containing ARSENIC
EX 1
LEMMA arsenic
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
DEF = of or containing ARSENIC
EX 1
LEMMA arterial
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = of or like an ARTERY (1) (of blood) which is being sent from the heart
EX 1 Arterial blood is bright red
LEMMA arterial
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = of or like an ARTERY (1) (of blood) which is being sent from the heart
EX 1 Arterial blood is bright red
LEMMA arterial
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = of or like an ARTERY (1) (of blood) which is being sent from the heart
EX 1 Arterial blood is bright red
LEMMA arterial
POS adj
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a road, railway, etc.) main
EX 1 arterial roads leading into London
LEMMA arterial
POS adj
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a road, railway, etc.) main
EX 1 arterial roads leading into London
LEMMA arterial
POS adj
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a road, railway, etc.) main
EX 1 arterial roads leading into London
LEMMA artful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = cleverly deceitful; full of tricks; CUNNING
EX 1 He's very artful and usually succeeds in getting what he wants
LEMMA artful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = skilfully put together; cleverly considered
EX 1 That artful arrangement of pieces of wood is made to catch mice
LEMMA articulate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = expressing or able to express thoughts and feelings clearly, esp. in words
EX 1
LEMMA articulate
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (of speech) having clear separate sounds or words
EX 1
LEMMA articulate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having parts connected by joints
EX 1 an articulate insect
LEMMA articulated
POS adj
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 zv
DEF = having parts joined in a way that allows easy movement
EX 1
LEMMA artificial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = made by man; not natural
EX 1 artificial flowers
LEMMA artificial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = made to take the place of a natural product, esp. a clothing material
EX 1 artificial silk
LEMMA artificial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lacking true feelings; insincere; unreal
EX 1 She welcomed me with an artificial smile
LEMMA artistic
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 en
DEF = of, concerning, or typical of art or artists
EX 1
LEMMA artistic
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
DEF = apprec made or arranged with inventive skill and imagination; beautiful
EX 1
LEMMA artistic
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 da
DEF = liking what is well done in art or skilful in producing works of art
EX 1 He's very artistic
LEMMA artless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not trying to deceive or influence others; simple, almost foolish; natural
EX 1 an artless village girl
LEMMA arty
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
DEF = making a show of being interested in art
EX 1
LEMMA arty-crafty
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, using, or making handmade objects or clothes, esp. to a degree that appears foolish
EX 1 That arty-crafty family make all their own clothes and look rather odd in them
LEMMA ascendant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = moving or directed upward; rising
EX 1
LEMMA ascendant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = greater in control or influence
EX 1 ascendant power
LEMMA ascetic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not allowing oneself bodily pleasures; in favour of great simpleness of manner, dress, food, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA aseptic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a wound or something to cover a wound) free from bacteria; clean
EX 1
LEMMA asexual
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
DEF = without sex or sexual organs
EX 1
LEMMA asexual
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having no interest in sexual relations
EX 1
LEMMA ashamed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = feeling shame, guilt or sorrow (because of something done)
EX 1 You should be ashamed (of yourself/your behaviour)! You should be ashamed to tell such lies. He was ashamed that he had lied. He was ashamed of asking/having asked such a simple question
LEMMA ashamed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = feeling shame, guilt or sorrow (because of something done)
EX 1 You should be ashamed (of yourself/your behaviour)! You should be ashamed to tell such lies. He was ashamed that he had lied. He was ashamed of asking/having asked such a simple question
LEMMA ashamed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = feeling shame, guilt or sorrow (because of something done)
EX 1 You should be ashamed (of yourself/your behaviour)! You should be ashamed to tell such lies. He was ashamed that he had lied. He was ashamed of asking/having asked such a simple question
LEMMA ashamed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unwilling to do something through fear of feeling shame or of being laughed at
EX 1 He was ashamed to ask such a simple question
LEMMA ashen
POS adj
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zc
DEF = made of ASH wood
EX 1
LEMMA ashen
POS adj
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zc
DEF = made of ASH wood
EX 1
LEMMA ashen
POS adj
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zc
DEF = made of ASH wood
EX 1
LEMMA ashen
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ash-coloured; pale grey
EX 1 His ashen face showed how much the news had shocked him
LEMMA ashen
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = consisting of ashes
EX 1
LEMMA ashy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like, consisting of, or covered with ash
EX 1
LEMMA ashy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ash-coloured; grey; ASHEN@2 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA asian
POS adj
FIELD1 zz
FIELD2 x.
DEF = (a native) of Asia
EX 1
LEMMA asian
POS adj
FIELD1 zz
FIELD2 x.
DEF = (a native) of Asia
EX 1
LEMMA asinine
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = foolish; stupid
EX 1 What an asinine remark!
LEMMA aslant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not straight or level; sloping
EX 1 He wore his hat aslant
LEMMA asleep
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
DEF = sleeping
EX 1 He was asleep
LEMMA asleep
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
DEF = sleeping
EX 1 He was asleep
LEMMA asleep
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of an arm or leg that has been in one position too long) unable to feel; NUMB
EX 1
LEMMA asleep
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of an arm or leg that has been in one position too long) unable to feel; NUMB
EX 1
LEMMA aspectual
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zg
DEF = of or concerning the ASPECT (5) of a verb
EX 1
LEMMA assertive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = marked by or expressing forceful statements or claims
EX 1 You couldn't fail to notice that assertive young man
LEMMA assiduous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing careful and continual attention
EX 1
LEMMA assorted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of various types mixed together
EX 1 I took her a bag of assorted fruits
LEMMA assorted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (in comb.) suited by nature or character; matched
EX 1 That husband and wife are a well-assorted pair
LEMMA assured
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = also self-assured_ having or showing certainty of one's own abilities and powers
EX 1 an assured manner
LEMMA assured
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing certainty
EX 1 There is an assured demand for such goods
LEMMA astigmatic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = suffering from, concerning, or curing ASTIGMATISM
EX 1
LEMMA astir
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = awake and out of bed
EX 1
LEMMA astir
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in a state of excitement
EX 1
LEMMA astir
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in a state of excitement
EX 1
LEMMA astral
POS adj
FIELD1 as
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, from, or concerning stars
EX 1
LEMMA astray
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = off the right path or way
EX 1 We missed the track and went astray
LEMMA astray
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = away from the desirable or proper course; into bad or wrong ways
EX 1 The attractions of the big city soon led the young man astray. I have gone astray somewhere in my calculations
LEMMA astringent
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 rx
DEF = able to tighten up the skin or stop bleeding
EX 1
LEMMA astringent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = severe; bitter
EX 1 astringent remarks about that bad book
LEMMA astronomical
POS adj
FIELD1 as
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or concerning the stars or the study of the stars
EX 1
LEMMA astronomical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml (of an amount or number) very large
EX 1 Astronomical sums of money will be needed for this plan
LEMMA astute
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = clever and able to see quickly something that is to one's advantage
EX 1
LEMMA asymmetric
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having sides that are not alike
EX 1
LEMMA athletic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or concerning ATHLETEs or ATHLETICS
EX 1
LEMMA athletic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) strong in body, with plenty of muscle and speed
EX 1
LEMMA atmospheric
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or concerning the earth's ATMOSPHERE (1)
EX 1
LEMMA atmospheric
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or concerning the earth's ATMOSPHERE (1)
EX 1
LEMMA atmospheric
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = producing feelings of mysterious beauty, strangeness, etc.
EX 1 That music's very atmospheric
LEMMA atomic
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or concerning an atom or atoms
EX 1
LEMMA atomic
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or concerning an atom or atoms
EX 1
LEMMA atomic
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
DEF = working on or moving by ATOMIC ENERGY
EX 1 an atomic ship
LEMMA atomic
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
DEF = working on or moving by ATOMIC ENERGY
EX 1 an atomic ship
LEMMA atomic
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
DEF = working with or concerned in the making of ATOMIC ENERGY, ATOM BOMBs, etc.
EX 1 atomic scientists
LEMMA atomic
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
DEF = working with or concerned in the making of ATOMIC ENERGY, ATOM BOMBs, etc.
EX 1 atomic scientists
LEMMA atomic
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 pl
DEF = possessing ATOM BOMBs
EX 1
LEMMA atomic
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 pl
DEF = possessing ATOM BOMBs
EX 1
LEMMA atonal
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of music) not based on any ordered set (SCALE@5 (5)) of notes
EX 1
LEMMA atrocious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of behaviour or an act) very cruel, shameful, shocking, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA atrocious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml very bad
EX 1 an atrocious meal
LEMMA attendant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = connected with
EX 1 One of the attendant difficulties during the war was lack of food
LEMMA attendant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = serving; on duty to help and look after
EX 1 He arrived with several attendant helpers
LEMMA attentive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = taking careful notice; listening carefully
EX 1
LEMMA attentive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = doing acts to satisfy the needs of another
EX 1 He was very attentive to the old lady and did everything for her
LEMMA attentive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = polite
EX 1
LEMMA attested
POS adj
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of cows or milk) tested and shown to be free of disease
EX 1
LEMMA attractive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the power to attract
EX 1 The idea is very attractive
LEMMA attractive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (usu. of females, now increasingly of males) having good looks; pretty or HANDSOME
EX 1
LEMMA attributable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be ATTRIBUTEd TO
EX 1
LEMMA attributive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or concerning an ATTRIBUTE
EX 1
LEMMA attributive
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zg
DEF = (of an adjective, noun, or phrase) describing and coming before a noun (as green in a green hat)
EX 1
LEMMA atypical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not of the usu. kind or in the usu. manner; unusual; not typical
EX 1
LEMMA auburn
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. of hair) reddish-brown
EX 1
LEMMA auburn
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. of hair) reddish-brown
EX 1
LEMMA audacious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = daring, often to a degree that is considered foolish; brave
EX 1
LEMMA audacious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = daringly impolite or disrespectful, as to someone of high rank
EX 1
LEMMA audible
POS adj
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
DEF = able to be heard; hearable
EX 1
LEMMA audio
POS adj
FIELD1 ra
FIELD2 ..
DEF = connected with or used in the broadcasting or receiving of sound radio signals
EX 1
LEMMA audio
POS adj
FIELD1 ra
FIELD2 ..
DEF = connected with or used in the broadcasting or receiving of sound radio signals
EX 1
LEMMA audio-visual
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, for, or concerning both sight and hearing
EX 1
LEMMA audio-visual
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
DEF = made to help learning and teaching by using both sight and hearing
EX 1 The school's audio-visual apparatus includes films and records
LEMMA auditory
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 md
DEF = of, by, or for hearing
EX 1 auditory difficulties for which an ear operation was necessary
LEMMA au fait
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fully informed; familiar
EX 1 I was new at the college and not yet au fait with its customs
LEMMA august
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing feelings of great respect; noble and grand
EX 1
LEMMA aural
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 md
DEF = of or received through hearing
EX 1
LEMMA auricular
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = of or concerning the ear
EX 1
LEMMA auriferous
POS adj
FIELD1 mg
FIELD2 ..
DEF = containing gold
EX 1 auriferous rock
LEMMA auspicious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = giving, promising, or showing signs of future success
EX 1
LEMMA auspicious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of good fortune; lucky
EX 1
LEMMA austere
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lacking comfort; hard
EX 1 We led an austere life in the mountains
LEMMA austere
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lacking the ability to enjoy life; self-controlled; serious
EX 1 an austere person/manner
LEMMA austere
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
DEF = without ornament; plain
EX 1 an austere style of painting
LEMMA australasian
POS adj
FIELD1 zz
FIELD2 yt
DEF = (a person, language, or thing) of Australia, New Zealand or the surrounding islands
EX 1
LEMMA australasian
POS adj
FIELD1 zz
FIELD2 yt
DEF = (a person, language, or thing) of Australia, New Zealand or the surrounding islands
EX 1
LEMMA australian
POS adj
FIELD1 zz
FIELD2 yt
DEF = (a person, language, or thing) of Australia
EX 1
LEMMA australian
POS adj
FIELD1 zz
FIELD2 yt
DEF = (a person, language, or thing) of Australia
EX 1
LEMMA authentic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = known to have been made, painted, written, etc., by the person who is claimed to have done it; GENUINE
EX 1
LEMMA authentic
POS adj
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
DEF = infml sincere
EX 1
LEMMA authoritarian
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = favouring or demanding obedience to rules and laws whether or not they are right
EX 1 Don't be so authoritarian! You can't order people about like that! authoritarian government
LEMMA authoritative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = behaving as if giving orders; commanding
EX 1 Don't be so authoritative when you ask me to do something
LEMMA authoritative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = possessing the power to give orders
EX 1 There is no authoritative group here
LEMMA authoritative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the appearance of power
EX 1 an authoritative voice
LEMMA authoritative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that may be used or trusted as having a respected store of knowledge or information
EX 1 We want a dictionary that will be an authoritative record of modern English
LEMMA autistic
POS adj
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zy
DEF = suffering from AUTISM
EX 1 autistic children/behaviour
LEMMA autobiographical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or concerning the facts of one's own life, esp. as written in a book
EX 1
LEMMA automatic
POS adj
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. of a machine) able to work or move by itself without needing the operation of man
EX 1 The heating system here has an automatic temperature control
LEMMA automatic
POS adj
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
DEF = done without thought, esp. as a habit
EX 1 The movements needed to ride a bicycle soon become automatic
LEMMA automatic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = certain to happen
EX 1 You will get an automatic increase in pay every year
LEMMA autonomous
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = governing itself
EX 1 an autonomous country/group
LEMMA autumnal
POS adj
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, like, or in autumn
EX 1
LEMMA auxiliary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = offering or giving help, esp. with lower rank or of less importance; adding support
EX 1 auxiliary workers/machinery
LEMMA available
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = able to be got, obtained, used, etc.
EX 1 There is water available at the hut. I'm sorry, sir, those shoes are not available in your size
LEMMA available
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = able to be visited or seen; not too busy
EX 1 The doctor is (not) available now
LEMMA avant-garde
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being a member or product of the AVANT-GARDE
EX 1 avant-garde painters/painting
LEMMA avaricious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having too great an eagerness and desire for wealth; GREEDY (1)
EX 1
LEMMA average
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = found by making an average
EX 1 What is the average rainfall for July?
LEMMA average
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of the usual or ordinary kind
EX 1 There was nothing special about it, it was only average
LEMMA averse
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not liking; opposed
EX 1 I am averse to punishing people. I am not averse to a good meal
LEMMA aversive
POS adj
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
DEF = tending or causing to avoid something that is unpleasant or painful
EX 1 aversive training to get rid of bad habits by making them seem unpleasant
LEMMA aversive
POS adj
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
DEF = tending or causing to avoid something that is unpleasant or painful
EX 1 aversive training to get rid of bad habits by making them seem unpleasant
LEMMA avid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = eager; keen
EX 1 an avid reader He is avid for praise
LEMMA avid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = eager; keen
EX 1 an avid reader He is avid for praise
LEMMA avoirdupois
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = the system of weights used, esp. formerly in Britain, the standard measures being the OUNCE (1), pound, and TON (1)
EX 1 16 OUNCEs avoirdupois
LEMMA avoirdupois
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = the system of weights used, esp. formerly in Britain, the standard measures being the OUNCE (1), pound, and TON (1)
EX 1 16 OUNCEs avoirdupois
LEMMA avowed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = openly declared or admitted
EX 1 an avowed enemy
LEMMA avuncular
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, like, or concerning an uncle
EX 1 I really don't like avuncular advice from someone no older than I am!
LEMMA awake
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having woken; not asleep
EX 1
LEMMA awake
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = conscious (of)
EX 1 He is awake to the difficulties
LEMMA aware
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having knowledge or consciousness
EX 1 Are you aware of the difficulty/that there is a difficulty? I'm quite aware how you must feel
LEMMA aware
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having knowledge or consciousness
EX 1 Are you aware of the difficulty/that there is a difficulty? I'm quite aware how you must feel
LEMMA aware
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having knowledge or consciousness
EX 1 Are you aware of the difficulty/that there is a difficulty? I'm quite aware how you must feel
LEMMA aware
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having knowledge or consciousness of the stated type
EX 1 She is politically/artistically aware. a politically/artistically aware person
LEMMA aware
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing understanding of oneself, one's surroundings, and other people
EX 1 It's nice to be with such an aware person
LEMMA awash
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
DEF = level with the water and washed over by the waves
EX 1 The river overflowed till the streets were awash
LEMMA awash
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
DEF = loose in the waves and knocked about by them
EX 1
LEMMA away
POS adj
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 6a
DEF = (of a sports match) played at the place, sports field, etc., of one's opponent
EX 1 an away match
LEMMA awe-inspiring
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing feelings of AWE
EX 1
LEMMA awesome
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = expressing or causing feelings of AWE (esp. when fear is present)
EX 1 an awesome account of the terrors of war
LEMMA awestruck
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = filled with, made silent by, or showing AWE
EX 1 We sat in awestruck silence after hearing the truth at last
LEMMA awful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = terrible; shocking
EX 1 The pain was awful
LEMMA awful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml very bad
EX 1 awful weather
LEMMA awful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lit & old use causing feelings of AWE
EX 1
LEMMA awkward
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lacking skill in moving the body or parts of the body easily; CLUMSY (1)
EX 1 He is still awkward with a knife and fork and drops food at each meal
LEMMA awkward
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not well made for use; difficult to use; causing difficulty
EX 1 This machine is awkward to handle. (esp. BrE) Thursday is rather awkward for me; could we meet on Tuesday?
LEMMA awkward
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = esp. BrE (of a person) difficult to deal with; unwilling to agree
EX 1 Don't be awkward: we have to get this finished by 5 o'clock
LEMMA awkward
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing difficulty to those who are concerned and sensitive
EX 1 EMBARRASSing: There was a long awkward silence between them after his angry words
LEMMA a.w.o.l.
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
DEF = absent without leave; (of a member of the armed forces) absent from one's place of duty without permission
EX 1
LEMMA a.w.o.l.
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
DEF = absent without leave; (of a member of the armed forces) absent from one's place of duty without permission
EX 1
LEMMA awry
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not in the correct position or shape; twisted; bent
EX 1
LEMMA awry
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not as planned or intended; in a wrong manner
EX 1 Our plans have gone awry
LEMMA axiomatic
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ph
DEF = tech of, like, or containing one or more AXIOMs
EX 1
LEMMA axiomatic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not needing to be proved; SELF-EVIDENT
EX 1
LEMMA azure
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = bright blue, as of the sky
EX 1
LEMMA azure
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = bright blue, as of the sky
EX 1
LEMMA babyish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like a baby
EX 1 A big boy like you shouldn't be so babyish
LEMMA back
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = long past
EX 1 The war is all back history now, and our 2 countries are good friends
LEMMA back
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = long past
EX 1 The war is all back history now, and our 2 countries are good friends
LEMMA back
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of money) owed from an earlier time
EX 1 back pay/rent
LEMMA back
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of money) owed from an earlier time
EX 1 back pay/rent
LEMMA back
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = at the back
EX 1 the back door/back yard
LEMMA back
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = at the back
EX 1 the back door/back yard
LEMMA back
POS adj
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zp
DEF = earlier than the most recent one
EX 1 a back NUMBER of a magazine
LEMMA back
POS adj
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zp
DEF = earlier than the most recent one
EX 1 a back NUMBER of a magazine
LEMMA back
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (in PHONETICS, of a vowel) made by raising the tongue at the back of the mouth
EX 1
LEMMA back
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (in PHONETICS, of a vowel) made by raising the tongue at the back of the mouth
EX 1
LEMMA back
POS adj
FIELD1 gf
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in GOLF) being the last 9 holes of an 18-hole course
EX 1
LEMMA back
POS adj
FIELD1 gf
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in GOLF) being the last 9 holes of an 18-hole course
EX 1
LEMMA backbreaking
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of work) very hard to do; heavy enough to "break one's back"
EX 1 a backbreaking job/load
LEMMA backhand
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = BACKHANDED
EX 1
LEMMA backhanded
POS adj
FIELD1 nt
FIELD2 ..
DEF = using or made with a BACKHAND (1)
EX 1
LEMMA backhanded
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = using, made, or done with the back of the hand
EX 1 He struck the man a backhanded blow. He struck the man backhanded
LEMMA backmost
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = farthest back
EX 1 the backmost row of seats
LEMMA backmost
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = farthest back
EX 1 the backmost row of seats
LEMMA backstage
POS adj
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or about the private lives of theatre people
EX 1 "Backstage Wife", the exciting story of the wife of a famous actor loved by 1000's of women!
LEMMA backstage
POS adj
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or about the private lives of theatre people
EX 1 "Backstage Wife", the exciting story of the wife of a famous actor loved by 1000's of women!
LEMMA backstairs
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = secret and perhaps unfair
EX 1 backstairs influence
LEMMA backstairs
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = secret and perhaps unfair
EX 1 backstairs influence
LEMMA backstairs
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full of news about the secret faults of others
EX 1 Let's have no more of this backstairs talk about the minister
LEMMA backstairs
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full of news about the secret faults of others
EX 1 Let's have no more of this backstairs talk about the minister
LEMMA backward
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = directed towards the back, the beginning, or the past
EX 1 a backward look
LEMMA backward
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = directed towards the back, the beginning, or the past
EX 1 a backward look
LEMMA backward
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = returning
EX 1 the backward journey
LEMMA backward
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = returning
EX 1 the backward journey
LEMMA backward
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = behind in development
EX 1 Some backward parts of the country do not have any electricity
LEMMA backward
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unsure of oneself
EX 1 Come over and talk to me. Don't be so backward
LEMMA bactrian
POS adj
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
DEF = see CAMEL (16)
EX 1
LEMMA bad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not of acceptable quality; poor
EX 1 a bad worker bad work
LEMMA bad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unfavourable
EX 1 His behaviour has a bad effect on other people
LEMMA bad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = no longer of acceptable quality because of decay or disrepair
EX 1 bad fish The house was in bad condition
LEMMA bad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = morally wrong
EX 1 bad behaviour
LEMMA bad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = disobedient
EX 1 a bad boy
LEMMA bad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not suitable for a particular purpose; INEFFECTIVE
EX 1 very bad light in this room
LEMMA bad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unpleasant
EX 1 bad news a bad smell
LEMMA bad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = harmful
EX 1 Smoking is bad for your health
LEMMA bad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not healthy; diseased
EX 1 bad teeth
LEMMA bad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not feeling healthy or happy
EX 1 to feel bad
LEMMA bad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = serious; severe
EX 1 a bad cold a bad defeat
LEMMA bad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml unfortunate; unpleasant (esp. in such phrs. as It's a bad business, That's a bad business)
EX 1
LEMMA bad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not following the rules; incorrect
EX 1 bad grammar
LEMMA bad
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of money) false; worthless
EX 1 a bad coin/cheque
LEMMA bad
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of language or a word) not used in polite society
EX 1
LEMMA badly-off
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = poor
EX 1
LEMMA badly-off
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unlucky; not provided with desirable things
EX 1 He's badly-off for friends (=hasn't many friends)
LEMMA badly-off
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unlucky; not provided with desirable things
EX 1 He's badly-off for friends (=hasn't many friends)
LEMMA baffling
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which BAFFLEs@1
EX 1 a baffling question
LEMMA baggy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = hanging in loose folds
EX 1 His trousers were baggy at the knees
LEMMA balanced
POS adj
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zy
DEF = having or showing a firm mind that does not suffer from unusual anxiety or worry
EX 1
LEMMA bald
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with little or no hair (on the head)
EX 1
LEMMA bald
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with little or no ornament; plain
EX 1 a bald statement
LEMMA balding
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = becoming BALD (1)
EX 1 a balding man/head
LEMMA baleful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of appearance and behaviour) full of hate and desire to do harm; evil
EX 1 a baleful look
LEMMA ballistic
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zb
DEF = of or about BALLISTICS
EX 1
LEMMA bally
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = BLOODY@2
EX 1
LEMMA bally
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = BLOODY@2
EX 1
LEMMA balmy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = apprec (of air) soft and warm; MILD@1 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA balmy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = AmE BARMY
EX 1
LEMMA banal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = uninteresting because very common
EX 1 a banal remark
LEMMA bandy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of legs) curved outwards at the knees
EX 1
LEMMA bandy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = also bandy-legged /'-- "-="-- -/_ (of a person or animal) having such legs
EX 1
LEMMA baneful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing bad things (often in the phr. a baneful influence)
EX 1
LEMMA bang-up
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very good
EX 1 You've done a bang-up job, my boy!
LEMMA bang-up
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very good
EX 1 You've done a bang-up job, my boy!
LEMMA bankrupt
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
DEF = unable to pay one's debts
EX 1 The company went bankrupt because it couldn't sell its products
LEMMA bankrupt
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
DEF = unable to pay one's debts
EX 1 The company went bankrupt because it couldn't sell its products
LEMMA bankrupt
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog lacking in some usu. good quality
EX 1
LEMMA bankrupt
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog no longer able to produce anything good
EX 1
LEMMA bankrupt
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog completely without (good things)
EX 1 They seem to be bankrupt of all kind feelings
LEMMA bankrupt
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog completely without (good things)
EX 1 They seem to be bankrupt of all kind feelings
LEMMA banner
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very good
EX 1 a banner year for business
LEMMA banner
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very good
EX 1 a banner year for business
LEMMA barbaric
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or like (that of) a BARBARIAN
EX 1 barbaric people/customs/ornaments
LEMMA barbaric
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very cruel
EX 1 a barbaric punishment
LEMMA barbarous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = BARBARIC (1); uncivilized
EX 1
LEMMA barbarous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very cruel
EX 1
LEMMA barbarous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = offensive in behaviour or manners, esp. by making or showing many mistakes in the use of language
EX 1 a barbarous writer/style
LEMMA barbed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with one or more BARBs or short sharp points
EX 1 a barbed hook
LEMMA barbed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of speech) sharply funny, esp. about the faults of other people
EX 1 a barbed remark
LEMMA bare
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = uncovered; empty
EX 1 bare
LEMMA bare
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = uncovered; empty
EX 1 bare
LEMMA bare
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without; empty
EX 1 fields bare of grass a room bare of furniture
LEMMA bare
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without; empty
EX 1 fields bare of grass a room bare of furniture
LEMMA bare
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not more than; only; without addition
EX 1 I killed him with my bare hands. A bare word would be enough for me
LEMMA bare
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not more than; only; without addition
EX 1 I killed him with my bare hands. A bare word would be enough for me
LEMMA bareback
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = riding without a SADDLE
EX 1 She was a bareback rider but she did not always ride bareback
LEMMA bareback
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = riding without a SADDLE
EX 1 She was a bareback rider but she did not always ride bareback
LEMMA barebacked
POS adj
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 ..
DEF = without a SADDLE (1)
EX 1 a barebacked horse
LEMMA barefaced
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = shameless
EX 1 It was a barefaced trick to get people to pay money for nothing
LEMMA barefoot
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without shoes or other covering on the feet
EX 1
LEMMA bareheaded
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with the head uncovered; without a hat
EX 1
LEMMA barelegged
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with nothing on the legs; not wearing stockings
EX 1
LEMMA barmy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = foolish or a little mad
EX 1 You must be barmy to say that
LEMMA baronial
POS adj
FIELD1 or
FIELD2 zr
DEF = of, like, or about a BARON
EX 1
LEMMA baronial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = large, rich, and noble
EX 1 a baronial hall
LEMMA baroque
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 hi
DEF = (of, like, or about) a highly ornamental style of expression esp. common in all the arts in Europe and America during the 17th century
EX 1
LEMMA baroque
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 hi
DEF = (of, like, or about) a highly ornamental style of expression esp. common in all the arts in Europe and America during the 17th century
EX 1
LEMMA baroque
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of buildings and works of art, music and literature) greatly, perhaps too greatly, ornamented
EX 1
LEMMA barred
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having bars, esp. of the stated number
EX 1 A 5-barred gate
LEMMA barred
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having bands of different colours
EX 1 barred feathers
LEMMA barren
POS adj
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of female animals) which cannot REPRODUCE their kind
EX 1
LEMMA barren
POS adj
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of trees or plants) bearing no fruit or seed
EX 1
LEMMA barren
POS adj
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of land) having poor soil that cannot produce a good crop
EX 1
LEMMA barren
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = useless; empty; with no interest; which produces no result
EX 1 It is useless to continue such a barren argument
LEMMA base
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people, actions, etc.) low; dishonourable
EX 1 The soldiers were punished for their base conduct (=behaviour) in running away from the enemy
LEMMA base-born
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having parents who were not noble and usu. poor
EX 1 Although base-born, he became rich
LEMMA baseless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without a good reason
EX 1 The charges made against him by the police were found to be baseless, so he was freed
LEMMA bashful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = afraid to meet people; unsure of oneself; made unhappy by attention
EX 1 The bashful child was nervous with strangers
LEMMA basic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of that which is more necessary than anything else, and on which everything else rests, depends, or is built
EX 1 the basic rules of good driving
LEMMA bass
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a male singing voice or musical instrument) deep or low in sound
EX 1 He has a fine bass voice. a bass drum
LEMMA bastard
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not according to the usual rule or law
EX 1 A bastard size of paper is not one of the sizes usually made or used by printers
LEMMA bastard
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not according to the usual rule or law
EX 1 A bastard size of paper is not one of the sizes usually made or used by printers
LEMMA bats
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = mad; BATTY
EX 1 He's gone bats!
LEMMA bats
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = mad; BATTY
EX 1 He's gone bats!
LEMMA batty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = mad
EX 1
LEMMA bawdy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fun(ny) about sex
EX 1 bawdy jokes
LEMMA bawdy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fun(ny) about sex
EX 1 bawdy jokes
LEMMA bawdy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fun(ny) about sex
EX 1 bawdy jokes
LEMMA bay
POS adj
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a horse whose colour is) reddish-brown
EX 1
LEMMA beady
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of an eye) small, round, and shining, like a BEAD
EX 1
LEMMA bearable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be borne or suffered without giving up one's courage
EX 1 The doctor said the pain would be just bearable
LEMMA bearded
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or wearing a beard
EX 1 I don't remember his name, but he was a tall, bearded man
LEMMA bearish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = rude; rough; bad-tempered
EX 1
LEMMA bearish
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 bz
DEF = tech marked by, tending to cause, or hopeful of falling prices (as in a STOCK EXCHANGE)
EX 1
LEMMA beastly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person or non-material thing) that one does not like
EX 1 a beastly person/habit
LEMMA beastly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = esp. BrE infml bad; nasty; unpleasant
EX 1 I've had a beastly cold all week
LEMMA beat
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sl very tired
EX 1 I'm (dead) beat after all that work!
LEMMA beat
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sl very tired
EX 1 I'm (dead) beat after all that work!
LEMMA beat
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml BEATNIK
EX 1 the beat poets
LEMMA beat
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml BEATNIK
EX 1 the beat poets
LEMMA beaten
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of metal) made to take a certain shape by beating with a hammer
EX 1 The doors of the palace were of beaten gold
LEMMA beaten
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of metal) made to take a certain shape by beating with a hammer
EX 1 The doors of the palace were of beaten gold
LEMMA beaten
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of metal) made to take a certain shape by beating with a hammer
EX 1 The doors of the palace were of beaten gold
LEMMA beaten
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (often in comb.) (of a path, track, etc.) that is given shape by the feet of those who pass along it
EX 1 We followed a well-beaten path through the forest
LEMMA beaten
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (often in comb.) (of a path, track, etc.) that is given shape by the feet of those who pass along it
EX 1 We followed a well-beaten path through the forest
LEMMA beaten
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (often in comb.) (of a path, track, etc.) that is given shape by the feet of those who pass along it
EX 1 We followed a well-beaten path through the forest
LEMMA beaten
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = conquered; defeated
EX 1 The beaten army ran before the victorious enemy
LEMMA beaten
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = conquered; defeated
EX 1 The beaten army ran before the victorious enemy
LEMMA beatific
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = giving or showing great joy or peaceful happiness
EX 1 a beatific smile on the holy man's face
LEMMA beaut
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a thing) nice; good
EX 1 The food/weather was beaut
LEMMA beauteous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (used esp. of non-material things) beautiful
EX 1 "It is a beauteous evening, calm and free" (Wordsworth)
LEMMA beautiful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having beauty
EX 1
LEMMA beautiful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml very good
EX 1 a beautiful game Your soup was really beautiful, Maude!
LEMMA becalmed
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a sailing ship) unable to move forward because of the lack of wind
EX 1
LEMMA becoming
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = apprec (of a hat, dress, colour, etc.) looking very well on the wearer
EX 1 Blue always looks very becoming on her
LEMMA becoming
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = proper; suitable; right; fit; graceful
EX 1 His laughter was not very becoming on such a solemn occasion
LEMMA bedewed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = made wet as with drops of water
EX 1 Her face was bedewed with tears
LEMMA bedimmed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = made less able to see or understand clearly
EX 1 Her eyes were bedimmed with tears
LEMMA bedraggled
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with the clothes and hair in disorder
EX 1 a bedraggled appearance
LEMMA bedridden
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 hh
DEF = unable to get out of bed because of illness or old age
EX 1
LEMMA beefy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) big, strong, and perhaps fat
EX 1
LEMMA beery
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, like, or showing the effects of beer
EX 1 a beery smell unpleasant beery breath
LEMMA beetling
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ac
DEF = (esp. of cliffs or high buildings) appearing to lean out over; OVERHANGing@1 (1)
EX 1 to climb the beetling cliffs
LEMMA beetling
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ac
DEF = (esp. of cliffs or high buildings) appearing to lean out over; OVERHANGing@1 (1)
EX 1 to climb the beetling cliffs
LEMMA befitting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = suitable; right and proper
EX 1 He spoke in a very befitting manner
LEMMA beggarly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or like a BEGGAR@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA beggarly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = much too little for the purpose
EX 1
LEMMA beholden
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having to feel grateful (to)
EX 1 I like to do things for myself and not feel beholden to anybody
LEMMA beige
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = a pale dull yellowish brown
EX 1
LEMMA beige
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = a pale dull yellowish brown
EX 1
LEMMA belated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = delayed; arriving too late
EX 1
LEMMA believable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be believed
EX 1
LEMMA bellicose
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = warlike; ready to quarrel or fight
EX 1
LEMMA belligerent
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 pl
DEF = tech (a country or group that is) at war
EX 1
LEMMA belligerent
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 pl
DEF = tech (a country or group that is) at war
EX 1
LEMMA belligerent
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 pl
DEF = tech (a country or group that is) at war
EX 1
LEMMA belligerent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing anger and readiness to fight
EX 1 I don't like your belligerent language, Jones!
LEMMA beloved
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = dearly loved
EX 1 beloved by/of all her many, many friends
LEMMA beloved
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = dearly loved
EX 1 beloved by/of all her many, many friends
LEMMA beloved
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = dearly loved
EX 1 beloved by/of all her many, many friends
LEMMA beloved
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a person) whom one loves very much
EX 1 His beloved (wife) had died
LEMMA beloved
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a person) whom one loves very much
EX 1 His beloved (wife) had died
LEMMA beloved
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a person) whom one loves very much
EX 1 His beloved (wife) had died
LEMMA beloved
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml (esp. in religious language) dear people; dear friends
EX 1 Beloved, we have met here today to witness the marriage of these 2 young people
LEMMA below
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = written or mentioned lower on the same page or on a following page
EX 1 The information below was provided by my good friend Captain Smith-Fortescue
LEMMA below
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = written or mentioned lower on the same page or on a following page
EX 1 The information below was provided by my good friend Captain Smith-Fortescue
LEMMA belted
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = provided with a belt
EX 1 a belted raincoat
LEMMA belted
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = provided with a belt
EX 1 a belted raincoat
LEMMA belted
POS adj
FIELD1 or
FIELD2 zr
DEF = having the right to wear a belt as a sign of rank or honour (in the phr. a belted earl)
EX 1
LEMMA belted
POS adj
FIELD1 or
FIELD2 zr
DEF = having the right to wear a belt as a sign of rank or honour (in the phr. a belted earl)
EX 1
LEMMA bemused
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing inability to think properly
EX 1 a bemused person/expression bemused by/with all the questions
LEMMA beneficent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = doing good; kind
EX 1
LEMMA beneficial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of non-living things) helpful; useful
EX 1 His holiday has had a beneficial effect
LEMMA benevolent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing BENEVOLENCE
EX 1
LEMMA benighted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lost in moral darkness; untaught
EX 1 benighted minds
LEMMA benign
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing a kind or gentle nature
EX 1
LEMMA benign
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
DEF = med (of a disease) not dangerous to life; not MALIGNANT (2)
EX 1
LEMMA bent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = dishonest, esp. in the meaning of allowing oneself to be influenced by money or gifts (BRIBEs)
EX 1 a bent COPPER (=policeman)
LEMMA bent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = mad
EX 1
LEMMA bent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = HOMOSEXUAL
EX 1
LEMMA bent on
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with one's mind set on; determined on
EX 1 Jim seems bent on becoming a musician
LEMMA bent on
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with one's mind set on; determined on
EX 1 Jim seems bent on becoming a musician
LEMMA benumbed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having all sense of feeling taken away, esp. by cold
EX 1
LEMMA bereaved
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = whose close relative or friend has just died
EX 1 The bereaved was full of grief for his dead wife. The bereaved were full of grief for their dead child
LEMMA bereaved
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = whose close relative or friend has just died
EX 1 The bereaved was full of grief for his dead wife. The bereaved were full of grief for their dead child
LEMMA bereft
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = completely without
EX 1 bereft of all hope
LEMMA bereft
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = completely without
EX 1 bereft of all hope
LEMMA berserk
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = mad with violent anger
EX 1 On hearing the terrible news he went berserk
LEMMA besetting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of something bad) continuously present
EX 1 a besetting difficulty
LEMMA besetting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of something bad) continuously present
EX 1 a besetting difficulty
LEMMA besotted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = made dull, stupid, or foolish by strong drink or powerful feeling; drunk
EX 1 besotted with drink/love/power
LEMMA bespattered
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = SPATTERed (1)
EX 1
LEMMA bespoke
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of clothes) specially made to someone's measurements; MADE-TO-MEASURE
EX 1
LEMMA best
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = the most skilful
EX 1 the best rider
LEMMA best
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = the most moral
EX 1 the best man I ever knew
LEMMA best
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of the highest quality
EX 1 the best wine Of all of them, she's (the) best. ( fml ) The wine was of the best
LEMMA best
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = most effective
EX 1 What is the best thing to do? "The best way to get a job is not to care whether you get it or not" (SEU S.)
LEMMA bestial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of human beings and their behaviour) of or like an animal in being nasty or shameful
EX 1
LEMMA bestial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very cruel; BRUTAL (2)
EX 1 bestial cruelty
LEMMA better
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of higher quality, moral value, usefulness, etc.
EX 1 You're a better man than I am! a better wine This new medicine is better for a cold
LEMMA better
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 xx
DEF = completely well again after an illness
EX 1 Now that he's better he can play football again
LEMMA better
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 xx
DEF = completely well again after an illness
EX 1 Now that he's better he can play football again
LEMMA better
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 xx
DEF = improved in health
EX 1 Are you feeling any better? I'm a little/no/much better (than I was)
LEMMA biblical
POS adj
FIELD1 bl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (sometimes cap.) of, like, or about the Bible, esp. the AUTHORIZED VERSION (=English translation of 1611)
EX 1 trying to write in a biblical style
LEMMA bibulous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (typical of a person) that likes to drink a lot or too much
EX 1
LEMMA bicentennial
POS adj
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
DEF = 200th (esp. in the phr. bicentennial anniversary)
EX 1
LEMMA biddable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) easily led, taught, or controlled
EX 1
LEMMA biennial
POS adj
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of events) happening once every 2 years
EX 1 A biennial art show was held in the city in 1970, 1972 and 1974
LEMMA biennial
POS adj
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of plants) living for 2 years and producing seed in the second year
EX 1
LEMMA bifurcate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having divided into 2 parts
EX 1 a bifurcate river
LEMMA big
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of more than average size, weight, force, importance, etc.
EX 1 a big box How big is it? no bigger than a pin a big mouse That child is big for his age. The big question is what to do next. a big-boned person (fig.) big-hearted Don't cry: you're a big boy/girl now. The big moment has come at last!
LEMMA big
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of more than average size, weight, force, importance, etc.
EX 1 a big box How big is it? no bigger than a pin a big mouse That child is big for his age. The big question is what to do next. a big-boned person (fig.) big-hearted Don't cry: you're a big boy/girl now. The big moment has come at last!
LEMMA big
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of people) doing a great deal of some activity
EX 1 a big eater a big spender
LEMMA big
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of people) doing a great deal of some activity
EX 1 a big eater a big spender
LEMMA big
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lit (of a woman) PREGNANT (1)
EX 1 big with child
LEMMA big
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lit (of a woman) PREGNANT (1)
EX 1 big with child
LEMMA big
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = esp. AmE sl very popular
EX 1 Frank Sinatra is very big in Las Vegas
LEMMA big
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = esp. AmE sl very popular
EX 1 Frank Sinatra is very big in Las Vegas
LEMMA big
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = esp. AmE sl very popular
EX 1 Frank Sinatra is very big in Las Vegas
LEMMA bigamous
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or belonging to the crime of BIGAMY
EX 1
LEMMA bigoted
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 pl
DEF = (typical of a person) that believes strongly and unreasonably that he and people like him are right or best, esp. in matters of religion, race, or politics
EX 1 bigoted people/opinions
LEMMA bilabial
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a consonant) produced with both lips
EX 1 The English sound for b is a bilabial
LEMMA bilateral
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 lw
DEF = of, on, or with 2 sides; between or concerning 2 parties
EX 1 a bilateral agreement (between country A and country B)
LEMMA bilingual
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, containing, or expressed in 2 languages
EX 1 a bilingual French-English dictionary
LEMMA bilingual
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = able to speak a second language as well as one speaks one's first language
EX 1
LEMMA bilious
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = having too much BILE (1) in the body, which causes sickness and pains in the head
EX 1 Fatty food makes some people bilious
LEMMA bilious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = bad-tempered
EX 1
LEMMA bimetallic
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having to do with BIMETALLISM
EX 1
LEMMA bimetallic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = made of 2 metals
EX 1
LEMMA bimonthly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = appearing or happening every 2 months
EX 1 a bimonthly magazine
LEMMA bimonthly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = nonstandard appearing or happening twice a month
EX 1
LEMMA binary
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
DEF = consisting of 2 things or parts; double
EX 1 A binary star is a double star, consisting of 2 stars turning round each other
LEMMA binary
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
DEF = using the 2 numbers, 0 and 1, as a base
EX 1 A binary system of numbers is used in many COMPUTERs
LEMMA binding
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = that must be obeyed
EX 1 a binding agreement This promise is binding on everyone who signed it
LEMMA binocular
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, related to, or made for the use of both eyes
EX 1 binocular VISION
LEMMA binocular
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, related to, or made for the use of both eyes
EX 1 binocular VISION
LEMMA binocular
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or for BINOCULARS
EX 1 a binocular case
LEMMA binocular
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or for BINOCULARS
EX 1 a binocular case
LEMMA binomial
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 za
DEF = (an expression) consisting of 2 numbers, letters, etc., connected by the sign + or the sign _ (like a+b or x_7)
EX 1
LEMMA biographical
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of BIOGRAPHY
EX 1 Those facts about his early life are of great biographical interest
LEMMA biological
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zb
DEF = of BIOLOGY
EX 1 biological studies
LEMMA bionic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having powers (such as speed, strength, etc.) that are greater than those of ordinary human beings
EX 1
LEMMA bipartisan
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = representing or consisting of members of 2 political parties
EX 1 a bipartisan committee
LEMMA bipartite
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being in 2 parts
EX 1
LEMMA bipartite
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = shared by 2 parties
EX 1 a bipartite agreement
LEMMA bird-brained
POS adj
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
DEF = stupid; silly
EX 1
LEMMA bisexual
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zg
DEF = possessing qualities of both sexes
EX 1
LEMMA bisexual
POS adj
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ps
DEF = sexually attracted to people of both sexes
EX 1 bisexual love
LEMMA bisexual
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or related to both sexes
EX 1
LEMMA bitchy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing a tendency to make nasty jokes about other people and find fault with everything
EX 1
LEMMA biting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = painful; cruel
EX 1 a cold and biting wind He had some biting things to say about my weak efforts to draw
LEMMA bitter
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a peculiar sharp, biting taste, like beer or black coffee without sugar
EX 1
LEMMA bitter
POS adj
FIELD1 mt
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of cold, wind, etc.) very sharp, keen, cutting, biting, etc.
EX 1 a bitter winter wind
LEMMA bitter
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing pain or grief
EX 1 It was a bitter disappointment to him when he failed his examination
LEMMA bitter
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = filled with, showing, or caused by hate, anger, unfulfilled expectation, sorrow, or other unpleasant feelings
EX 1 bitter enemies bitter tears
LEMMA bittersweet
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = pleasant, but mixed with sadness
EX 1 bittersweet memories of my childhood
LEMMA bittersweet
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = AmE of, like, or related to a type of chocolate made with very little sugar
EX 1
LEMMA bittersweet
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = AmE of, like, or related to a type of chocolate made with very little sugar
EX 1
LEMMA bitty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = often derog consisting of or containing little bits
EX 1 a bitty collection of short stories
LEMMA bitty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = AmE dial very little
EX 1 a little bitty baby
LEMMA bituminous
POS adj
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zc
DEF = of, like, or related to BITUMEN
EX 1
LEMMA biweekly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = appearing or happening every 2 weeks
EX 1 a biweekly magazine
LEMMA biweekly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = nonstandard appearing or happening twice a week; SEMIWEEKLY
EX 1
LEMMA bizarre
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of appearance or happenings) strange; peculiar; odd
EX 1
LEMMA black
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of the colour of night; without light; having the colour black
EX 1
LEMMA black
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of the colour of night; without light; having the colour black
EX 1
LEMMA black
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of coffee) without milk or cream
EX 1 I'll have my coffee black, please
LEMMA black
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of coffee) without milk or cream
EX 1 I'll have my coffee black, please
LEMMA black
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in comb.)
EX 1 The black bear is a type of bear
LEMMA black
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in comb.)
EX 1 The black bear is a type of bear
LEMMA black
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = no longer derog (of a person) of a black-skinned race
EX 1 a black scientist
LEMMA black
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = no longer derog (of a person) of a black-skinned race
EX 1 a black scientist
LEMMA black
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = very dirty
EX 1 Your hands are black! Go and wash them
LEMMA black
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = very dirty
EX 1 Your hands are black! Go and wash them
LEMMA black
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of feelings, behaviour, news, etc.) very bad
EX 1 The bad news we've been getting means that things look very black for us
LEMMA black
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of feelings, behaviour, news, etc.) very bad
EX 1 The bad news we've been getting means that things look very black for us
LEMMA black
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very angry
EX 1 He gave me a black look
LEMMA black
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very angry
EX 1 He gave me a black look
LEMMA black
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lit evil
EX 1 black-hearted
LEMMA black
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lit evil
EX 1 black-hearted
LEMMA black
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lit evil
EX 1 black-hearted
LEMMA black
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of humour) funny about unpleasant or dangerous people or states of affairs (in the phrs. black humour, black comedy)
EX 1
LEMMA black
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of humour) funny about unpleasant or dangerous people or states of affairs (in the phrs. black humour, black comedy)
EX 1
LEMMA black and blue
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having the skin) darkly discoloured (BRUISEd) as the result of a blow
EX 1 a black-and-blue mark on his skin After the fight, he was black and blue all over
LEMMA black-eyed
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = having eyes in which the coloured part (IRIS) is nearly black
EX 1 a beautiful black-eyed girl
LEMMA black tie
POS adj
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of parties and other social occasions) having as a condition that all men who come should wear rather formal clothes
EX 1 a black-tie dinner-dance
LEMMA blameless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = free from blame; guiltless
EX 1 a blameless life
LEMMA blameworthy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = deserving blame
EX 1 blameworthy behaviour
LEMMA bland
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and behaviour) not giving offence or being unusual in any way; not showing strong feelings
EX 1
LEMMA bland
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of food) not hurting the stomach and without much taste
EX 1 The doctor says that the sick woman must have only bland food. This soup is too bland for me
LEMMA blank
POS adj
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
DEF = without writing, print, or other marks
EX 1 a blank page Please write your name in the blank space at the top of the page
LEMMA blank
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = expressionless; without understanding; without interest
EX 1 I tried to explain, but he just gave me a blank look. Every day seemed blank and meaningless
LEMMA blase
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (typical of a person who is) tired of all forms of pleasure and not able to obtain further enjoyment
EX 1 You're being very blase about it: aren't you glad you won the prize?
LEMMA blasphemous
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
DEF = (of people) having the habit of speaking against God or things considered holy
EX 1
LEMMA blasphemous
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
DEF = (of words, pictures, etc.) showing God or holy things as bad or foolish
EX 1
LEMMA blasted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lit struck by lightning
EX 1 the blasted OAK
LEMMA blasted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml destroyed
EX 1 blasted hopes
LEMMA blasted
POS adj
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
DEF = euph DAMN@3 (1)
EX 1 Make that blasted dog keep quiet
LEMMA blasted
POS adj
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
DEF = euph DAMN@3 (1)
EX 1 Make that blasted dog keep quiet
LEMMA blatant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = rough; shameless; offensively noticeable
EX 1 He showed blatant disregard for the law by taking my car without permission. blatant satisfaction
LEMMA blazing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = brightly burning
EX 1 People were led out of the blazing building
LEMMA blazing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml (shamelessly) clear for everyone to see
EX 1 His story was just one blazing lie from start to finish. a blazing quarrel
LEMMA blazing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml (shamelessly) clear for everyone to see
EX 1 His story was just one blazing lie from start to finish. a blazing quarrel
LEMMA bleak
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of weather) cold and cheerless
EX 1 The weather in early December was bleak and unpleasant
LEMMA bleak
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zg
DEF = (of places) without shelter from cold winds
EX 1 a bleak hillside struck by the full force of the east wind
LEMMA bleak
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of future events) cold; cheerless; uninviting; discouraging
EX 1 The future of this firm will be very bleak indeed if we keep losing money
LEMMA bleary
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. of eyes) red and unable to see well because of tiredness, tears, etc.
EX 1 A bad cold has made him bleary-eyed
LEMMA bleeding
POS adj
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
DEF = BLOODY@2
EX 1
LEMMA bleeding
POS adj
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
DEF = BLOODY@2
EX 1
LEMMA blessed
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
DEF = holy; favoured by God
EX 1 Blessed be the name of the Lord! Blessed are the peacemakers The blessed live on in heaven
LEMMA blessed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = apprec happy; desirable
EX 1 The villagers lived their lives in blessed calmness. a few moments of blessed silence
LEMMA blessed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = euph sl (used to give force to expressions of displeasure)
EX 1 They've sold the whole blessed lot, and now there isn't a single apple left. "No one gave us a blessed penny" (Saturday Review)
LEMMA blessed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = euph sl (used to give force to expressions of displeasure)
EX 1 They've sold the whole blessed lot, and now there isn't a single apple left. "No one gave us a blessed penny" (Saturday Review)
LEMMA blind
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = unable to see
EX 1 blind from birth The blind deserve our help. He is blind in one eye
LEMMA blind
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = unable to see
EX 1 blind from birth The blind deserve our help. He is blind in one eye
LEMMA blind
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = unable to see
EX 1 blind from birth The blind deserve our help. He is blind in one eye
LEMMA blind
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 md
DEF = intended for those who cannot see
EX 1 a blind school
LEMMA blind
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 md
DEF = intended for those who cannot see
EX 1 a blind school
LEMMA blind
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of poor judgment or understanding
EX 1 He is blind to the probable results of his behaviour
LEMMA blind
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of poor judgment or understanding
EX 1 He is blind to the probable results of his behaviour
LEMMA blind
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = careless; thoughtless; uncontrolled
EX 1 blind haste/anger
LEMMA blind
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = careless; thoughtless; uncontrolled
EX 1 blind haste/anger
LEMMA blind
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without reason or purpose
EX 1 the blind forces of nature
LEMMA blind
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without reason or purpose
EX 1 the blind forces of nature
LEMMA blind
POS adj
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
DEF = done wholly by using instruments within an aircraft and without looking outside
EX 1 blind flying flying blind a blind landing
LEMMA blind
POS adj
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
DEF = done wholly by using instruments within an aircraft and without looking outside
EX 1 blind flying flying blind a blind landing
LEMMA blind
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in or into which it is difficult to see
EX 1 a blind corner a blind turning where the road ahead cannot be seen
LEMMA blind
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in or into which it is difficult to see
EX 1 a blind corner a blind turning where the road ahead cannot be seen
LEMMA blind
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sl slightest (esp. in the phr. not take a blind bit of notice)
EX 1
LEMMA blind
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sl slightest (esp. in the phr. not take a blind bit of notice)
EX 1
LEMMA blind drunk
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very drunk
EX 1
LEMMA blind drunk
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very drunk
EX 1
LEMMA blinkered
POS adj
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a horse) wearing BLINKERS (1)
EX 1
LEMMA blinkered
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing an inability to see or understand
EX 1 blinkered opinions
LEMMA blinking
POS adj
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
DEF = BLOODY@2
EX 1 Don't be such a blinking fool!
LEMMA blinking
POS adj
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
DEF = BLOODY@2
EX 1 Don't be such a blinking fool!
LEMMA blistering
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = raising BLISTERs@1, esp. by great heat
EX 1 the blistering sun
LEMMA blistering
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very angry and intended to hurt
EX 1 blistering words a blistering look a blistering tongue
LEMMA blithe
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of behaviour, language, spirits, etc.) happy; gay; free from care
EX 1 a blithe spirit
LEMMA blithering
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = talking nonsense; BLOODY@2
EX 1 a blithering fool
LEMMA bloated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unpleasantly swollen
EX 1 the bloated body of a drowned animal
LEMMA bloated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = much larger than what is proper
EX 1 bloated figures for the cost of the plan
LEMMA blond
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ( fem. blonde) (a person) with light-coloured hair (usu. yellowish) and skin
EX 1
LEMMA blond
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ( fem. blonde) (a person) with light-coloured hair (usu. yellowish) and skin
EX 1
LEMMA blond
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ( fem. blonde) (a person) with light-coloured hair (usu. yellowish) and skin
EX 1
LEMMA blond
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of hair) light-coloured (usu. yellowish)
EX 1
LEMMA blond
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of hair) light-coloured (usu. yellowish)
EX 1
LEMMA bloodcurdling
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing a feeling of fear to run through the whole body
EX 1 bloodcurdling cries
LEMMA bloodless
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = without blood
EX 1
LEMMA bloodless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without killing or violence
EX 1 a bloodless victory
LEMMA bloodless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lacking in spirit or eager interest in life
EX 1 bloodless young people with no sense of fun
LEMMA bloodless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lacking in human feeling
EX 1
LEMMA bloodletting
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = the former medical practice of treating sick people by removing some of their blood
EX 1
LEMMA bloodletting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = BLOODSHED
EX 1
LEMMA blood red
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = red like blood
EX 1
LEMMA bloodshot
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of the eyes) having the white part coloured red
EX 1 His eyes were bloodshot after too much drinking
LEMMA bloodthirsty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing eagerness to kill or too much interest in violence
EX 1
LEMMA bloody
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = covered with blood
EX 1 He escaped from the fight with nothing worse than a bloody nose
LEMMA bloody
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = connected with wounding and killing
EX 1 a bloody battle
LEMMA bloody
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (used for giving force to a value judgment)
EX 1 Don't be a bloody fool! It's bloody wonderful!
LEMMA bloody
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (used for giving force to a value judgment)
EX 1 Don't be a bloody fool! It's bloody wonderful!
LEMMA bloody
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (used as an almost meaningless addition to angry speech)
EX 1 I got my bloody foot bloody caught in the bloody chair, didn't I?
LEMMA bloody
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (used as an almost meaningless addition to angry speech)
EX 1 I got my bloody foot bloody caught in the bloody chair, didn't I?
LEMMA bloody-minded
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing a desire to oppose the wishes of others, often unreasonably
EX 1 She's so bloody-minded that she wouldn't give me the newspaper, even though she didn't want it herself!
LEMMA blooming
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = BLOODY@2
EX 1
LEMMA blooming
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = BLOODY@2
EX 1
LEMMA blotto
POS adj
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = drunk
EX 1 Old John was really blotto at the party last night
LEMMA blow-by-blow
POS adj
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 z5
DEF = with many details; describing all the events in the order in which they happen(ed) (esp. in the phr. blow-by-blow account)
EX 1 a blow-by-blow account of the match/the meeting
LEMMA blow-by-blow
POS adj
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 z5
DEF = with many details; describing all the events in the order in which they happen(ed) (esp. in the phr. blow-by-blow account)
EX 1 a blow-by-blow account of the match/the meeting
LEMMA blowy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = windy
EX 1 a blowy day
LEMMA blowzy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a woman or her appearance) fat, dirty, red-faced, and untidily dressed
EX 1
LEMMA blue
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the colour blue
EX 1 The sky is deep blue. She wore a light blue dress. He painted the door blue. Your hands are blue with cold
LEMMA blue
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the colour blue
EX 1 The sky is deep blue. She wore a light blue dress. He painted the door blue. Your hands are blue with cold
LEMMA blue
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml (of people and conditions) sad and without hope
EX 1 I'm feeling rather blue today
LEMMA blue
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml (of people and conditions) sad and without hope
EX 1 I'm feeling rather blue today
LEMMA blue-black
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = between blue and black; very dark blue
EX 1
LEMMA blue-blooded
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) having BLUE BLOOD
EX 1
LEMMA blue chip
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
DEF = (an industrial share) that is costly and of good quality
EX 1 buy a lot of blue chips The shares of this company are blue chip
LEMMA blue-collar
POS adj
FIELD1 lb
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or relating to workers who do hard or dirty work with their hands
EX 1 blue-collar workers The Miners' Union is a blue-collar union
LEMMA blue-collar
POS adj
FIELD1 lb
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or relating to workers who do hard or dirty work with their hands
EX 1 blue-collar workers The Miners' Union is a blue-collar union
LEMMA bluff
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person or his manner) rough, plain, and cheerful, perhaps without considering the feelings of others
EX 1 Charles has a very kind heart in spite of his bluff way of speaking
LEMMA bluff
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a ship or of cliffs) having a steep broad flat front
EX 1
LEMMA blunt
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a knife, pencil, etc.) not sharp
EX 1 (fig.) Too much alcohol makes your senses blunt
LEMMA blunt
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) speaking roughly and plainly, without trying to be polite or kind (of speech) rough and plain
EX 1 He told her the sad truth in a few blunt words
LEMMA blustery
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of weather) rough windy and violent
EX 1 a blustery winter day
LEMMA boastful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person or his words) full of self-praise
EX 1
LEMMA bobtailed
POS adj
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 ..
DEF = with a short tail
EX 1
LEMMA bodily
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of the human body
EX 1 He likes to be sure of his bodily comforts
LEMMA bodily
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of the human body
EX 1 He likes to be sure of his bodily comforts
LEMMA boer
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or related to the white people of South Africa who came there from Holland
EX 1
LEMMA boer
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or related to the white people of South Africa who came there from Holland
EX 1
LEMMA boggy
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of ground) soft and wet
EX 1
LEMMA bogus
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = pretended; false
EX 1
LEMMA bohemian
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a person) that does not follow the usual rules of social life, though obeying the law
EX 1 Many writers, artists, and musicians are thought to be bohemians/to lead bohemian lives
LEMMA bohemian
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a person) that does not follow the usual rules of social life, though obeying the law
EX 1 Many writers, artists, and musicians are thought to be bohemians/to lead bohemian lives
LEMMA boiling hot
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very hot
EX 1 boiling hot weather
LEMMA boisterous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person or his behaviour) noisily cheerful and rough
EX 1
LEMMA boisterous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of weather) wild and rough
EX 1
LEMMA bold
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person or his behaviour) daring; courageous; adventurous
EX 1 a very bold action
LEMMA bold
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog (of a person, esp. a woman, or her behaviour) without shame
EX 1 a bold girl
LEMMA bold
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of the appearance of something) strongly marked; clearly formed
EX 1 the bold shape of the cliffs a drawing done in a few bold lines
LEMMA bold
POS adj
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zy
DEF = (of printing) in BOLDFACE
EX 1
LEMMA boldfaced
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person or his behaviour) BOLD (2)
EX 1 a boldfaced attempt to rob the bank
LEMMA boldfaced
POS adj
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zy
DEF = (of printing) in BOLDFACE
EX 1 boldfaced TYPE
LEMMA bolshevik
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a supporter) of the system of government introduced in the USSR in 1917
EX 1
LEMMA bolshevik
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a supporter) of the system of government introduced in the USSR in 1917
EX 1
LEMMA bolshevik
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a supporter) of any system like this; (a) MARXIST
EX 1
LEMMA bolshevik
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a supporter) of any system like this; (a) MARXIST
EX 1
LEMMA bolshy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person or his behaviour) against the established social order; showing unwillingness to help in a common aim
EX 1 I asked her to help me but she's being a bit bolshy about it
LEMMA bombproof
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = giving protection against bombs
EX 1 a bombproof shelter
LEMMA bona fide
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = real(ly); sincere(ly); in good faith
EX 1 Bona fide travellers may leave their cars at the station
LEMMA bonded
POS adj
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 ..
DEF = made of 2 or more thicknesses of material stuck together
EX 1 bonded wood
LEMMA bonded
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of goods brought into a country) on which tax has not yet been paid
EX 1
LEMMA bone-dry
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = perfectly dry
EX 1
LEMMA bone-idle
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person or his behaviour) completely lazy
EX 1
LEMMA bonkers
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = mad
EX 1 Charles is completely bonkers
LEMMA bonny
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = pretty and healthy
EX 1 a bonny baby It's good to see her looking so bonny
LEMMA bonny
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = pretty and healthy
EX 1 a bonny baby It's good to see her looking so bonny
LEMMA bonny
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = satisfactory; skilful in the stated way
EX 1 a bonny fighter
LEMMA bonny
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = satisfactory; skilful in the stated way
EX 1 a bonny fighter
LEMMA bony
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very thin so that the bones can be seen
EX 1 her bony hand
LEMMA bony
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of food) full of bones
EX 1 bony fish
LEMMA bonzer
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = good; nice; fine
EX 1 a bonzer new car
LEMMA bookable
POS adj
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 tr
DEF = that can be BOOKed@2 (1) in advance
EX 1 bookable seats in a theatre
LEMMA bookish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing more interest in ideas from books than in practical matters
EX 1
LEMMA booted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having boots, esp. of a stated type
EX 1 black-booted soldiers
LEMMA bootleg
POS adj
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 zb
DEF = (of or about alcoholic drink) unlawful
EX 1
LEMMA bootleg
POS adj
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 zb
DEF = (of or about alcoholic drink) unlawful
EX 1
LEMMA bootleg
POS adj
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 zb
DEF = (of or about alcoholic drink) unlawful
EX 1
LEMMA bootless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of non-material things) useless
EX 1 bootless care
LEMMA boozy
POS adj
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 zb
DEF = showing signs of heavy drinking of alcohol
EX 1 a boozy party
LEMMA boracic
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
DEF = of or containing BORAX
EX 1
LEMMA borderline
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = almost below accepted standards of quality or behaviour
EX 1 Those borderline jokes of yours are almost rude
LEMMA borderline
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = almost below accepted standards of quality or behaviour
EX 1 Those borderline jokes of yours are almost rude
LEMMA borderline
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that may or may not belong to a certain type
EX 1 a borderline case
LEMMA borderline
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that may or may not belong to a certain type
EX 1 a borderline case
LEMMA boric acid
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = a white acid powder made from BORAX
EX 1
LEMMA born
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = brought into existence by or as if by birth
EX 1 The baby was born at 8 o'clock. (fig.) The new political party was born at a small meeting. I feel as if I have been born again
LEMMA born
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = brought into existence by or as if by birth
EX 1 The baby was born at 8 o'clock. (fig.) The new political party was born at a small meeting. I feel as if I have been born again
LEMMA born
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = at birth; originally
EX 1 Carlos Gardel was born French, but grew up in Argentina
LEMMA born
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = at birth; originally
EX 1 Carlos Gardel was born French, but grew up in Argentina
LEMMA born
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a stated quality from or as if from birth
EX 1 a born leader
LEMMA born
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a stated quality from or as if from birth
EX 1 a born leader
LEMMA born
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being in a stated condition from birth or by birth
EX 1 nobly born
LEMMA born
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being in a stated condition from birth or by birth
EX 1 nobly born
LEMMA born
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fated from or as if from birth
EX 1 born to succeed
LEMMA born
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fated from or as if from birth
EX 1 born to succeed
LEMMA borne in on
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = brought firmly to the consciousness of
EX 1 Slowly it was borne in on the citizens that the enemy had surrounded them
LEMMA borne in on
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = brought firmly to the consciousness of
EX 1 Slowly it was borne in on the citizens that the enemy had surrounded them
LEMMA bosom
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very close (esp. in the phr. bosom friend)
EX 1
LEMMA bosom
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very close (esp. in the phr. bosom friend)
EX 1
LEMMA bosomy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having well-developed breasts
EX 1 a bosomy actress
LEMMA boss-eyed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with eyes looking in different directions; CROSS-EYED
EX 1
LEMMA bossy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing fondness for giving orders
EX 1 a bossy person/manner
LEMMA botanical
POS adj
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or related to plants or BOTANY
EX 1 a beautiful botanical garden with plants from all over the world
LEMMA botanical
POS adj
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or related to plants or BOTANY
EX 1 a beautiful botanical garden with plants from all over the world
LEMMA botanical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = obtained from plants
EX 1 botanical drugs
LEMMA botanical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = obtained from plants
EX 1 botanical drugs
LEMMA bothersome
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that causes BOTHER@2 (1)
EX 1 bothersome demands/people
LEMMA bottle green
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = the dark green colour of the glass used esp. in making beer bottles
EX 1
LEMMA bottle green
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = the dark green colour of the glass used esp. in making beer bottles
EX 1
LEMMA bottle green
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = the dark green colour of the glass used esp. in making beer bottles
EX 1
LEMMA bottomless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with no bottom or limit; very deep
EX 1 (fig.) His kindness seems bottomless, but in fact he will soon have no more money to give away
LEMMA bouffant
POS adj
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 zc
DEF = (of hair or a dress) PUFFed out
EX 1
LEMMA bouncing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of babies) fine; strong; healthy; active
EX 1 2 bouncing baby boys
LEMMA bouncing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of babies) fine; strong; healthy; active
EX 1 2 bouncing baby boys
LEMMA bouncy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (showing that one is) full of life and eager (perhaps too eager) for action
EX 1 a bouncy person/manner
LEMMA bouncy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that BOUNCEs well
EX 1 a bouncy ball
LEMMA bound
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = intending to go (to); going (to)
EX 1 bound for home college-bound
LEMMA bound
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = intending to go (to); going (to)
EX 1 bound for home college-bound
LEMMA bound
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = intending to go (to); going (to)
EX 1 bound for home college-bound
LEMMA bound
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fastened by or as if by a band; kept close to
EX 1 bound to one's job bound to a post
LEMMA bound
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fastened by or as if by a band; kept close to
EX 1 bound to one's job bound to a post
LEMMA bound
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = certain; sure
EX 1 It's bound to rain soon. You're bound to succeed
LEMMA bound
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = certain; sure
EX 1 It's bound to rain soon. You're bound to succeed
LEMMA bound
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = placed under the lawful or moral need to act
EX 1 I am duty-bound to tell you
LEMMA bound
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = placed under the lawful or moral need to act
EX 1 I am duty-bound to tell you
LEMMA bound
POS adj
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zb
DEF = (of a book) fastened within covers
EX 1 a leather-bound book a book bound in leather
LEMMA bound
POS adj
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zb
DEF = (of a book) fastened within covers
EX 1 a leather-bound book a book bound in leather
LEMMA bound
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = determined; having a firm intention
EX 1 He is bound to go, and nothing can stop him
LEMMA bound
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = determined; having a firm intention
EX 1 He is bound to go, and nothing can stop him
LEMMA bound
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 oc
DEF = held in a chemical combination
EX 1 salts bound in water
LEMMA bound
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 oc
DEF = held in a chemical combination
EX 1 salts bound in water
LEMMA bound
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zx
DEF = (in grammar) always found in combination with another form (esp. in the phr. bound form)
EX 1 "un-" and "er" are bound forms which are found in the words "unknown" and "speaker"
LEMMA bound
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zx
DEF = (in grammar) always found in combination with another form (esp. in the phr. bound form)
EX 1 "un-" and "er" are bound forms which are found in the words "unknown" and "speaker"
LEMMA bounden
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = necessary (in the phr. bounden duty)
EX 1
LEMMA bounden
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = necessary (in the phr. bounden duty)
EX 1
LEMMA boundless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without limits
EX 1 boundless wealth/imagination
LEMMA bounteous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ready and willing to give freely
EX 1 a bounteous giver
LEMMA bounteous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = given freely
EX 1 bounteous gifts
LEMMA bountiful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = freely given; plentiful
EX 1 bountiful gifts
LEMMA bountiful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = BOUNTEOUS (1)
EX 1
LEMMA bourgeois
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
DEF = of, related to, or typical of the MIDDLE CLASS
EX 1
LEMMA bourgeois
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
DEF = CAPITALIST@2
EX 1 What is the future of bourgeois society?
LEMMA bourgeois
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog having or showing more interest in possessions and good manners than in ideas and feelings
EX 1 She is the most bourgeois person I know
LEMMA bovine
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tech like a cow or OX
EX 1
LEMMA bovine
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog slow-thinking and slow-moving
EX 1
LEMMA bowed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = bent down or over
EX 1 He stood with bowed head at the funeral. bowed (down) with age/with snow
LEMMA bow-legged
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of people) having the legs curving outwards at the knee; BANDY@2
EX 1
LEMMA box-office
POS adj
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or about the ability of a play, film, etc., to make a profit by continuing to attract ticket-buyers
EX 1 The play was a box-office success, but I didn't like it
LEMMA box-office
POS adj
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or about the ability of a play, film, etc., to make a profit by continuing to attract ticket-buyers
EX 1 The play was a box-office success, but I didn't like it
LEMMA boyish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or like a boy
EX 1 his boyish laughter her boyish movements
LEMMA bracing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of air) fresh and health-giving
EX 1 How I love this bracing sea air!
LEMMA brackish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of water) not pure; a little salty
EX 1
LEMMA brainless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = foolish; silly; stupid
EX 1
LEMMA brainy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = clever
EX 1
LEMMA brand-new
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = clearly new and unused
EX 1
LEMMA brash
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog rudely disrespectful and proud
EX 1
LEMMA brash
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = hasty and too bold, esp. from lack of experience
EX 1
LEMMA brassed off
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tired and annoyed; FED UP
EX 1
LEMMA brassed off
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tired and annoyed; FED UP
EX 1
LEMMA brass-monkey
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of weather) very cold
EX 1
LEMMA brass-monkey
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of weather) very cold
EX 1
LEMMA brassy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like brass in colour
EX 1
LEMMA brassy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like brass or brass musical instruments in sound
EX 1
LEMMA brassy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of a woman) shameless and loud in manner
EX 1
LEMMA brave
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person who is) courageous, fearless, and ready to suffer danger or pain
EX 1 brave soldiers brave actions Let us remember the brave who died in the last war
LEMMA brave
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person who is) courageous, fearless, and ready to suffer danger or pain
EX 1 brave soldiers brave actions Let us remember the brave who died in the last war
LEMMA brave
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = now rare fine
EX 1 a brave new world
LEMMA brave
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = now rare fine
EX 1 a brave new world
LEMMA brawny
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people who are) strong; MUSCULAR
EX 1 The muscles of his brawny arms are strong as iron
LEMMA brazen
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lit like brass, esp. in producing a loud unmusical sound as brass does when struck
EX 1 the brazen notes of the horns
LEMMA brazen
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = shameless; immodest
EX 1
LEMMA bread-and-butter
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 pl
DEF = concerned with the things that are necessary for life
EX 1 low wages, bad houses to live in, and other bread-and-butter political questions
LEMMA bread-and-butter
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 pl
DEF = concerned with the things that are necessary for life
EX 1 low wages, bad houses to live in, and other bread-and-butter political questions
LEMMA bread-and-butter
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be depended upon
EX 1 "Hamlet" and "Othello" are the bread-and-butter plays of our theatre group
LEMMA bread-and-butter
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be depended upon
EX 1 "Hamlet" and "Othello" are the bread-and-butter plays of our theatre group
LEMMA bread-and-butter
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sent or given as thanks for being treated well by one's host or hostess (esp. in the phr. a bread-and-butter letter)
EX 1
LEMMA bread-and-butter
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sent or given as thanks for being treated well by one's host or hostess (esp. in the phr. a bread-and-butter letter)
EX 1
LEMMA breaded
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
DEF = (esp. of meat or fish) covered with BREADCRUMBs and cooked
EX 1
LEMMA breadthways
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with the broad side nearest the viewer
EX 1 Look at this piece of wood breadthways. a breadthways view
LEMMA breakaway
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = a person or thing that BREAKs AWAY
EX 1
LEMMA breakaway
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = a person or thing that BREAKs AWAY
EX 1
LEMMA breakaway
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = an act or example of BREAKing AWAY (as from a group or custom)
EX 1
LEMMA breakaway
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = an act or example of BREAKing AWAY (as from a group or custom)
EX 1
LEMMA breakaway
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = favouring independence from an association of some kind
EX 1 A breakaway group within the old political party formed a new one
LEMMA breakaway
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = favouring independence from an association of some kind
EX 1 A breakaway group within the old political party formed a new one
LEMMA breakaway
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = esp. AustrE a sudden mad rush of horses or cattle; STAMPEDE@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA breakaway
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = esp. AustrE a sudden mad rush of horses or cattle; STAMPEDE@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA breakaway
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = esp. AustrE an animal that escapes from control
EX 1
LEMMA breakaway
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = esp. AustrE an animal that escapes from control
EX 1
LEMMA breakaway
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = AmE an object made so that it breaks easily when hit
EX 1 breakaway road signs for safety in car accidents
LEMMA breakaway
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = AmE an object made so that it breaks easily when hit
EX 1 breakaway road signs for safety in car accidents
LEMMA breakaway
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = AmE an object made so that it breaks easily when hit
EX 1 breakaway road signs for safety in car accidents
LEMMA breakneck
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very fast or dangerous
EX 1 breakneck speed
LEMMA breakneck
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very fast or dangerous
EX 1 breakneck speed
LEMMA breathless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not breathing; dead
EX 1 The body lay breathless on the bed: there was no sign of life
LEMMA breathless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = breathing with difficulty; needing to breathe rapidly
EX 1 By the time I got to the top I was completely breathless
LEMMA breathless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing one to breathe with difficulty
EX 1 breathless haste/hurry/speed
LEMMA breathless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing one to stop breathing (because of excitement, fear, or other strong feeling)
EX 1 a breathless silence during the exciting last game of the tennis match
LEMMA breathless
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = rare with no movement of air or wind
EX 1 The afternoon was hot and breathless, as if a storm were coming
LEMMA breathtaking
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very exciting
EX 1 a breathtaking horse race
LEMMA breathtaking
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very unusual
EX 1 breathtaking beauty
LEMMA breathy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of the voice) not clear or strong; with noticeable noise of breath
EX 1 a breathy voice
LEMMA breezy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or having fairly strong BREEZEs
EX 1 It's quite breezy today, so it will be a good day to dry the wet washing
LEMMA breezy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = quick, cheerful, and unceremonious; merry, light, and bright in manner
EX 1 His breezy manner made him popular with the other workers, but not with his employer
LEMMA bridal
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 lw
DEF = of the BRIDE or the marriage ceremony
EX 1 a bridal dress/ceremony
LEMMA brief
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml short, esp. in time
EX 1 Life is brief. a brief look at the newspaper a brief letter
LEMMA bright
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = giving out or throwing back light very strongly; full of light; shining
EX 1 The sun is brighter than the moon. What a bright sunny day!
LEMMA bright
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a colour) strong, clear, and easily seen
EX 1 bright red/yellow
LEMMA bright
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = famous; glorious
EX 1 one of the brightest moments in our country's history
LEMMA bright
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full of life; cheerful; happy; gay
EX 1 Her face was bright with happiness bright eyes
LEMMA bright
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person who is) clever; quick at learning
EX 1 a bright child/idea
LEMMA bright
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing hope or signs of future success
EX 1 You have a bright future ahead of you, my boy!
LEMMA brilliant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very bright, splendid, or showy in appearance
EX 1 brilliant blue brilliant stars
LEMMA brilliant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very clever; causing great admiration or satisfaction
EX 1 a brilliant speaker/scientist
LEMMA brilliant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing great skill (esp. in playing a musical instrument) but perhaps not enough feeling or understanding
EX 1 a brilliant piece of music a brilliant style of playing
LEMMA brimful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full to the top (or BRIM@1 (1)); overflowing
EX 1 She filled the bowl brimful with sugar. Her eyes were brimful of tears. (fig.) He was brimful of suggestions
LEMMA brimful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full to the top (or BRIM@1 (1)); overflowing
EX 1 She filled the bowl brimful with sugar. Her eyes were brimful of tears. (fig.) He was brimful of suggestions
LEMMA brimful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full to the top (or BRIM@1 (1)); overflowing
EX 1 She filled the bowl brimful with sugar. Her eyes were brimful of tears. (fig.) He was brimful of suggestions
LEMMA brindled
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of cows and cats) having brownish or reddish-brown fur or hair with marks or bands of another colour
EX 1
LEMMA brisk
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = quick and active
EX 1 a brisk walker/walk
LEMMA brisk
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of wind and air) filling with desire for activity; pleasantly cold and strong
EX 1 a brisk wind
LEMMA bristly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like or full of BRISTLEs@1
EX 1 This brush is too hard and bristly: please give me a softer one
LEMMA bristly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of people) difficult to deal with because quick to become angry
EX 1
LEMMA british
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of Britain or the British COMMONWEALTH
EX 1 a British citizen I'm German, but my wife is British
LEMMA british
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ub
DEF = of Britain
EX 1 The British drink a great deal of tea
LEMMA brittle
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = hard but easily broken
EX 1 brittle glass
LEMMA brittle
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = easily damaged or destroyed
EX 1 a brittle friendship a brittle agreement
LEMMA brittle
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = easily hurt or offended
EX 1 a brittle nature
LEMMA brittle
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lacking WARMTH or depth of feeling
EX 1 a brittle, cold person brittle gayness or humour
LEMMA broad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = wide; measuring a good deal from side to side or between limits
EX 1 broad shoulders a broad river
LEMMA broad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = wide; measuring a good deal from side to side or between limits
EX 1 broad shoulders a broad river
LEMMA broad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (after an expression of measurement) in width; across
EX 1 12 feet/4 metres broad
LEMMA broad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (after an expression of measurement) in width; across
EX 1 12 feet/4 metres broad
LEMMA broad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = stretching out far and wide
EX 1 broad fields
LEMMA broad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = stretching out far and wide
EX 1 broad fields
LEMMA broad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not limited; generous in thought
EX 1 broad opinions
LEMMA broad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not limited; generous in thought
EX 1 broad opinions
LEMMA broad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = general; not particular
EX 1 I have a broad general idea of your plan: now give me the details
LEMMA broad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = general; not particular
EX 1 I have a broad general idea of your plan: now give me the details
LEMMA broad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a work of art) bold in effect; showing great imagination
EX 1 the broad sweep of the painter's brushwork/imagination
LEMMA broad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a work of art) bold in effect; showing great imagination
EX 1 the broad sweep of the painter's brushwork/imagination
LEMMA broad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = plain; easy to see or understand
EX 1 a broad suggestion
LEMMA broad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = plain; easy to see or understand
EX 1 a broad suggestion
LEMMA broad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full and clear (esp. in the phr. broad daylight)
EX 1
LEMMA broad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full and clear (esp. in the phr. broad daylight)
EX 1
LEMMA broad
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zx
DEF = esp. BrE of a way of speaking typical of a part of Great Britain, and different from standard English
EX 1 He spoke broad Scots
LEMMA broad
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zx
DEF = esp. BrE of a way of speaking typical of a part of Great Britain, and different from standard English
EX 1 He spoke broad Scots
LEMMA broad
POS adj
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 th
DEF = (esp. of subjects for laughter) too bold and rude, esp. about sexual matters; not acceptable in polite society
EX 1 broad jokes broad COMEDY
LEMMA broad
POS adj
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 th
DEF = (esp. of subjects for laughter) too bold and rude, esp. about sexual matters; not acceptable in polite society
EX 1 broad jokes broad COMEDY
LEMMA broadcast
POS adj
FIELD1 ra
FIELD2 ..
DEF = made public by means of radio (or television)
EX 1 broadcast news
LEMMA broadcast
POS adj
FIELD1 ra
FIELD2 ..
DEF = made public by means of radio (or television)
EX 1 broadcast news
LEMMA broadcast
POS adj
FIELD1 ra
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or related to radio (or television) broadcasting
EX 1 broadcast time
LEMMA broadcast
POS adj
FIELD1 ra
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or related to radio (or television) broadcasting
EX 1 broadcast time
LEMMA broad church
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, about, or belonging to a group within the CHURCH OF ENGLAND (during the later 19th century) who favoured greater freedom in matters of official belief
EX 1
LEMMA broad gauge
POS adj
FIELD1 rr
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a railway track) of greater than standard width
EX 1
LEMMA broadloom
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a floor covering (CARPET)) which is woven on a wide LOOM@1, esp. in one single colour
EX 1
LEMMA broadloom
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a floor covering (CARPET)) which is woven on a wide LOOM@1, esp. in one single colour
EX 1
LEMMA broadminded
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing willingness to respect the opinions (and actions) of others even if very different from one's own
EX 1
LEMMA broke
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = completely without money (often in the phrs. flat/(BrE) stony broke)
EX 1 He/His firm is (flat/stony) broke. His firm has gone broke
LEMMA broke
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = completely without money (often in the phrs. flat/(BrE) stony broke)
EX 1 He/His firm is (flat/stony) broke. His firm has gone broke
LEMMA broken
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = violently separated into smaller pieces
EX 1 a window broken by a ball
LEMMA broken
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = damaged, spoilt, or made useless by breaking
EX 1 a broken clock/leg
LEMMA broken
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ag
DEF = (of land surfaces) irregular, interrupted, or full of stones, etc.
EX 1 broken fields
LEMMA broken
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of agreements, laws, etc.) disobeyed or not fulfilled
EX 1 a broken law/promise
LEMMA broken
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 so
DEF = where man and wife are no longer living together
EX 1 a broken marriage a broken home
LEMMA broken
POS adj
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
DEF = discontinuous; interrupted
EX 1 a broken journey
LEMMA broken
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = made weak; crushed
EX 1 broken dreams a broken spirit a broken man
LEMMA broken
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zx
DEF = imperfectly spoken or written
EX 1 broken English
LEMMA broken-down
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = worn out in body or mind; in a state of disrepair or decay
EX 1 a broken-down old car/horse
LEMMA broken-hearted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person who is) unable to struggle against deep grief
EX 1
LEMMA bronchial
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = of or about the BRONCHIAL TUBEs
EX 1 bronchial disease
LEMMA bronchial
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = of or about the BRONCHIAL TUBEs
EX 1 bronchial disease
LEMMA brood
POS adj
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 ..
DEF = kept for giving birth to young
EX 1 a brood hen a brood MARE@1
LEMMA brood
POS adj
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 ..
DEF = kept for giving birth to young
EX 1 a brood hen a brood MARE@1
LEMMA broody
POS adj
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 ..
DEF = like a mother bird wanting to sit on her eggs
EX 1
LEMMA broody
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing sadness and silence, as with self-pity or unhappy thoughts
EX 1
LEMMA brown
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of) the colour of earth
EX 1 brown shoes He is very brown after his holiday. dark brown a dark brown The brown in my paint box is too dark. She likes to wear brown
LEMMA brown
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of) the colour of earth
EX 1 brown shoes He is very brown after his holiday. dark brown a dark brown The brown in my paint box is too dark. She likes to wear brown
LEMMA brown
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of) the colour of earth
EX 1 brown shoes He is very brown after his holiday. dark brown a dark brown The brown in my paint box is too dark. She likes to wear brown
LEMMA brown
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of) the colour of earth
EX 1 brown shoes He is very brown after his holiday. dark brown a dark brown The brown in my paint box is too dark. She likes to wear brown
LEMMA bruising
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very severe; needing a lot of bodily effort
EX 1 a bruising battle between the 2 fighters
LEMMA brusque
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = quick and rather impolite
EX 1 a brusque person/manner brusque behaviour
LEMMA brutal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing no fine or tender human feeling
EX 1 a brutal lie/person
LEMMA brutal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = cruel
EX 1 a brutal attack/attacker
LEMMA brutal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = severe; very hard to bear
EX 1 brutal weather
LEMMA brutal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unpleasantly correct
EX 1 the brutal truth
LEMMA brute
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like an animal in being unreasonable, cruel, or very strong
EX 1 brute force brute strength a brute BEAST
LEMMA brute
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like an animal in being unreasonable, cruel, or very strong
EX 1 brute force brute strength a brute BEAST
LEMMA brutish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = suitable for animals rather than people
EX 1 In uncivilized conditions, the life of man is "nasty, brutish, and short" (Thomas Hobbes)
LEMMA brutish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing strong socially unacceptable feeling
EX 1 to eat with brutish enjoyment
LEMMA brutish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = insensitive; unreasoning
EX 1 a brutish lack of understanding
LEMMA bubbly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full of BUBBLEs@2
EX 1
LEMMA bubbly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing good feelings freely
EX 1 bubbly people at a party
LEMMA bucked
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = made more cheerful; pleased
EX 1 We were bucked by the good news
LEMMA buckshee
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = free; without payment
EX 1 2 buckshee tickets for the dance tonight We can get in buckshee
LEMMA bucolic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having to do with the country and countrymen
EX 1
LEMMA budding
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = beginning to develop
EX 1 a budding poet
LEMMA budding
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = beginning to develop
EX 1 a budding poet
LEMMA budgetary
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 bz
DEF = of or belonging to a BUDGET@1
EX 1
LEMMA buff
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = a faded yellow colour
EX 1 buff yellow
LEMMA buff
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = a faded yellow colour
EX 1 buff yellow
LEMMA buff
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = a yellow leather made from cowskin
EX 1
LEMMA buggered
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very tired
EX 1
LEMMA built-in
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = forming a part of something that cannot be separated from it
EX 1 built-in difficulties a built-in cupboard
LEMMA built-up
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = made of several parts or sheets fastened together
EX 1
LEMMA built-up
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = covered with buildings
EX 1 a built-up area
LEMMA bulbous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = shaped like a BULB; fat and round
EX 1 a bulbous nose
LEMMA bulky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having BULK@1 (1), esp. if large of its kind or rather fat
EX 1
LEMMA bulky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having great size or mass in comparison with weight
EX 1 a bulky woollen garment
LEMMA bullet-headed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of a person) having a small round solid-looking head
EX 1
LEMMA bulletproof
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that stops bullet from passing through it
EX 1 a bulletproof car/garment
LEMMA bullheaded
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = going after what one wants without regard for the opinion of others
EX 1
LEMMA bullnecked
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) with a short and very thick neck (like a BULL's@1)
EX 1
LEMMA bully
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very good
EX 1 "I've done it!" "Well, bully for you"
LEMMA bully
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very good
EX 1 "I've done it!" "Well, bully for you"
LEMMA bum
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very bad
EX 1 some bum advice
LEMMA bum
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very bad
EX 1 some bum advice
LEMMA bum
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not working properly
EX 1 a bum knee
LEMMA bum
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not working properly
EX 1 a bum knee
LEMMA bumper-to-bumper
POS adj
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of cars) very close together one after another; with BUMPERs@2 (1) almost touching
EX 1 The traffic was bumper-to-bumper all the way home
LEMMA bumptious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing a habit of putting forward one's own opinions or interests noisily and with little regard for the feelings of others
EX 1 a bumptious person/manner
LEMMA bumpy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with many BUMPs@2
EX 1 a bumpy road/ride/head
LEMMA bumpy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml with parts that are high (or good) and parts that are low (or bad)
EX 1 We've had rather a bumpy time (of it) since the war
LEMMA bumpy
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of music, poetry, etc.) with uneven time
EX 1 bumpy dance music
LEMMA bunkered
POS adj
FIELD1 gf
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a player) having hit the ball into a BUNKER (2)
EX 1
LEMMA bunkered
POS adj
FIELD1 gf
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a player) having hit the ball into a BUNKER (2)
EX 1
LEMMA burdensome
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing or being a BURDEN@1 (esp. 2)
EX 1 burdensome duties
LEMMA bureaucratic
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 bz
DEF = of, related to, or having the qualities of a BUREAUCRACY or a BUREAUCRAT
EX 1 bureaucratic government
LEMMA burly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) strongly and heavily built
EX 1
LEMMA burning
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being on fire
EX 1 a burning house (fig.) burning cheeks
LEMMA burning
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of feelings) very strong
EX 1 a burning interest in science
LEMMA burning
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = producing (a sensation of) great heat or fire
EX 1 a burning fever a burning sensation on the tongue
LEMMA burning
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having very great importance; having to be dealt with at once; urgent
EX 1 Mass unemployment is one of the burning questions of our time
LEMMA burnt-out
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = worn out by too much use or improper use
EX 1 burnt-out machines
LEMMA burnt-out
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = no longer active
EX 1 a burnt-out poet
LEMMA bushed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very tired
EX 1
LEMMA bushy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of hair) growing thickly
EX 1 a bushy beard/tail
LEMMA businesslike
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing the ability to succeed in business or to do things calmly and with common sense
EX 1 a businesslike person/manner
LEMMA bust
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = broken
EX 1 My watch is bust; I must take it to the repairer's
LEMMA busy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = working; not free
EX 1 He is busy now and cannot see you. He is busy writing. to be busy with some important work a busy man
LEMMA busy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = working; not free
EX 1 He is busy now and cannot see you. He is busy writing. to be busy with some important work a busy man
LEMMA busy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = working; not free
EX 1 He is busy now and cannot see you. He is busy writing. to be busy with some important work a busy man
LEMMA busy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full of work or activity
EX 1 a busy day a busy town
LEMMA busy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full of work or activity
EX 1 a busy day a busy town
LEMMA busy
POS adj
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zp
DEF = AmE (of telephones) in use; ENGAGED (2)
EX 1 I'm sorry, sir, the (telephone) line is busy
LEMMA busy
POS adj
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zp
DEF = AmE (of telephones) in use; ENGAGED (2)
EX 1 I'm sorry, sir, the (telephone) line is busy
LEMMA busy
POS adj
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 af
DEF = derog full of details that lead the eye away from the main pattern
EX 1 This wallpaper's too busy for our bedroom, don't you think?
LEMMA busy
POS adj
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 af
DEF = derog full of details that lead the eye away from the main pattern
EX 1 This wallpaper's too busy for our bedroom, don't you think?
LEMMA butch
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing a lot of male tendencies
EX 1 a butch woman
LEMMA button-down
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a collar) having the ends fastened to the garment with buttons
EX 1
LEMMA button-down
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a collar) having the ends fastened to the garment with buttons
EX 1
LEMMA button-down
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a shirt) having a collar of this type
EX 1
LEMMA button-down
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a shirt) having a collar of this type
EX 1
LEMMA buttoned up
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = quiet; not talking much
EX 1
LEMMA buttoned up
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing difficulty in feeling or expressing oneself freely
EX 1
LEMMA buttoned up
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a piece of work) successfully completed
EX 1 That is another job buttoned up
LEMMA buxom
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a woman) attractively fat and healthy-looking
EX 1
LEMMA bygone
POS adj
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
DEF = gone by; past
EX 1 in bygone days of long ago
LEMMA bygone
POS adj
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
DEF = gone by; past
EX 1 in bygone days of long ago
LEMMA byzantine
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = difficult to understand because there are too many thoughts, ideas, etc.; COMPLICATED (2); labyrinthine (LABYRINTH)
EX 1
LEMMA byzantine
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or practised by people who delight in inventing new and painful ways of making others suffer
EX 1 byzantine cruelty
LEMMA cagey
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = careful; secretive; unwilling to talk or to be friendly
EX 1 She's very cagey about her past life
LEMMA calamitous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the nature of or causing a CALAMITY
EX 1 In the calamitous flood 200 people died
LEMMA calculable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be worked out from known facts
EX 1
LEMMA calculable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be measured
EX 1
LEMMA calculating
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = coldly planning and thinking about future actions and esp. whether they will be good or bad for oneself; SHREWD; CRAFTY
EX 1
LEMMA callous
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = med (of the skin) hard and thick; having CALLUSes
EX 1
LEMMA callous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unkind; without feelings for the sufferings of other people
EX 1
LEMMA callow
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a bird) without feathers; young
EX 1
LEMMA callow
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog (of a person or behaviour) young; without experience; IMMATURE
EX 1
LEMMA calm
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of weather) not windy (of water) not rough; smooth; still
EX 1 The sea was calm
LEMMA calm
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = free from excitement; quiet; untroubled
EX 1 Even after her husband died she was calm
LEMMA calorific
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zp
DEF = heat-producing
EX 1 This coal has a high calorific value
LEMMA camp
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = HOMOSEXUAL
EX 1
LEMMA camp
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a man) behaving or looking like a woman
EX 1
LEMMA camp
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = once thought beautiful but now considered so unfashionable as to be amusing
EX 1 He still likes the cinema films he liked as a child: then he thought they were good; now he thinks they are camp
LEMMA camphorated
POS adj
FIELD1 st
FIELD2 zc
DEF = containing CAMPHOR
EX 1 camphorated oil
LEMMA canary
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having) a bright yellow colour
EX 1
LEMMA cancerous
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
DEF = of or like CANCER
EX 1 He had a cancerous growth on his neck
LEMMA candid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = directly truthful, even when telling the truth is uncomfortable or unwelcome
EX 1
LEMMA candid
POS adj
FIELD1 pg
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a camera) secretly used for photographing people who do not know they are being photographed
EX 1
LEMMA candied
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
DEF = having a covering of shiny sugar cooked in sugar until shiny
EX 1 candied fruit
LEMMA candied
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of words) friendly but deceptive
EX 1 candied praise
LEMMA canine
POS adj
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 oz
DEF = (of, for, typical of) a dog or related animal
EX 1
LEMMA canine
POS adj
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 oz
DEF = (of, for, typical of) a dog or related animal
EX 1
LEMMA canned
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = esp. AmE (of food) preserved in a tin
EX 1
LEMMA canned
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sl drunk
EX 1
LEMMA canny
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = clever; not easily deceived esp. in money matters
EX 1 That old lady's canny for her age
LEMMA canny
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = N E EngE apprec nice; good; lucky
EX 1 He's a canny boy. It's a canny little dog
LEMMA canny
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ScotE careful
EX 1
LEMMA canonical
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
DEF = according to CANON LAW
EX 1
LEMMA canonical
POS adj
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
DEF = in accordance with a general rule
EX 1
LEMMA cantankerous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = bad-tempered; quarrelsome
EX 1
LEMMA capable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the ability of doing or the power to do
EX 1 She's capable of any crime
LEMMA capable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ready for; open to
EX 1 That's capable of being misunderstood
LEMMA capable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = able; clever, esp. at something needing practical skill
EX 1 a very capable doctor My son's capable as a driver
LEMMA capacious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = able to hold a lot
EX 1 a capacious bottle (fig.) a capacious memory
LEMMA capital
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = punishable by death
EX 1
LEMMA capital
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = punishable by death
EX 1
LEMMA capital
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = BrE now rare excellent; very good
EX 1
LEMMA capital
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = BrE now rare excellent; very good
EX 1
LEMMA capital
POS adj
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zy
DEF = (of a letter) written or printed in its large form (such as A, B, C) rather than its usual (LOWER CASE) form (such as a, b, c)
EX 1
LEMMA capital
POS adj
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zy
DEF = (of a letter) written or printed in its large form (such as A, B, C) rather than its usual (LOWER CASE) form (such as a, b, c)
EX 1
LEMMA capitalist
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 pl
DEF = owning or controlling a large amount of wealth
EX 1
LEMMA capitalist
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 pl
DEF = owning or controlling a large amount of wealth
EX 1
LEMMA capitalist
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 pl
DEF = practising or supporting CAPITALISM
EX 1 the capitalist countries of the West
LEMMA capitalist
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 pl
DEF = practising or supporting CAPITALISM
EX 1 the capitalist countries of the West
LEMMA capitalist
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
DEF = practising or supporting activities intended to increase profit without much regard for other effects
EX 1
LEMMA capitalist
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
DEF = practising or supporting activities intended to increase profit without much regard for other effects
EX 1
LEMMA capricious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being likely to change suddenly; often changing; untrustworthy; governed by CAPRICE
EX 1 We can't go camping while the weather is so capricious
LEMMA captious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = marked by too great a readiness to find fault; too CRITICAL
EX 1 a captious woman, difficult to please
LEMMA captive
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
DEF = taken prisoner esp. in war
EX 1
LEMMA captive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not allowed to move about freely; imprisoned
EX 1 Many people would like to see all captive animals set free
LEMMA captive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lit of or relating to CAPTIVITY
EX 1 these captive chains
LEMMA carbolic
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
DEF = coming from CARBON (1), esp. in the form of COAL TAR
EX 1 carbolic soap
LEMMA carbonated
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
DEF = containing CARBON DIOXIDE
EX 1 Many drinks are carbonated to make them more pleasant to drink by producing small BUBBLEs@2 (1)
LEMMA carboniferous
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
DEF = producing or containing CARBON (1) or coal
EX 1 The miners dug down to the carboniferous rocks
LEMMA carboniferous
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
DEF = (of or belonging to) the GEOLOGICAL period when much coal was formed
EX 1
LEMMA carboniferous
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
DEF = (of or belonging to) the GEOLOGICAL period when much coal was formed
EX 1
LEMMA carboniferous
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
DEF = (of or belonging to) the GEOLOGICAL period when much coal was formed
EX 1
LEMMA card
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = made of stiffened paper
EX 1
LEMMA card
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = made of stiffened paper
EX 1
LEMMA cardboard
POS adj
FIELD1 pp
FIELD2 ..
DEF = made from CARDBOARD@1
EX 1 a cardboard box
LEMMA cardboard
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
DEF = unreal; unnatural
EX 1 Her new book's full of cardboard characters
LEMMA card-carrying
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = being a full member of a (usu. political) organization
EX 1 Jean's a card-carrying member of the Labour party
LEMMA card-carrying
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = being a full member of a (usu. political) organization
EX 1 Jean's a card-carrying member of the Labour party
LEMMA cardiac
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = connected with the heart or with heart disease
EX 1
LEMMA cardiac
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = connected with the heart or with heart disease
EX 1
LEMMA cardinal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = most important; chief; main
EX 1 The cardinal idea of the Labour party's political thought is that all people should be equal. a cardinal SIN@2 (1)
LEMMA cardinal
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having) a deep rich red colour
EX 1
LEMMA cardinal
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having) a deep rich red colour
EX 1
LEMMA career
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = professional
EX 1 He's a career teacher; it's the only job he's ever done. The position of AMBASSADOR to France is not a career position, but is filled by political appointment
LEMMA career
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = professional
EX 1 He's a career teacher; it's the only job he's ever done. The position of AMBASSADOR to France is not a career position, but is filled by political appointment
LEMMA carefree
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = apprec free from anxiety; happy; without sorrow or fear
EX 1 On a fine spring day like this I feel quite carefree
LEMMA carefree
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog irresponsible
EX 1 He's carefree with his money
LEMMA careful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = taking care (with the intention of avoiding danger)
EX 1 If you'd been more careful crossing the road you wouldn't have been hit by the car
LEMMA careful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = taking care (with the intention of avoiding danger)
EX 1 If you'd been more careful crossing the road you wouldn't have been hit by the car
LEMMA careful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = taking care (with the intention of avoiding danger)
EX 1 If you'd been more careful crossing the road you wouldn't have been hit by the car
LEMMA careful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing attention to details
EX 1 He's a careful worker
LEMMA careful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = done with care; showing care
EX 1 Doctors made a careful examination and found nothing wrong
LEMMA careful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml not wanting to spend money; ungenerous; TIGHT
EX 1 He's too careful with his money; he never buys a drink for anyone
LEMMA careless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not taking care; inattentive
EX 1 A careless driver is a danger to us all
LEMMA careless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not showing care or thought; done without care
EX 1
LEMMA careless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not showing care or thought; done without care
EX 1
LEMMA careless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = free from care; untroubled
EX 1
LEMMA careless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = thoughtless; not worried
EX 1 He's careless about his family/about money matters
LEMMA careless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = thoughtless; not worried
EX 1 He's careless about his family/about money matters
LEMMA carious
POS adj
FIELD1 de
FIELD2 md
DEF = decaying; having CARIES
EX 1
LEMMA carmine
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having) a deep purplish red colour
EX 1
LEMMA carnal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of the flesh, bodily, or esp. sexual
EX 1 Carnal pleasures can destroy a man's soul
LEMMA carnation
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having) a bright pink colour
EX 1
LEMMA carnivorous
POS adj
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 zb
DEF = (esp. of animals) flesh-eating
EX 1 Sheep are not carnivorous but tigers are. carnivorous plants
LEMMA carotid
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = of or being the main blood vessel (ARTERY) or vessels that pass up the neck and supply the head
EX 1
LEMMA carotid
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = of or being the main blood vessel (ARTERY) or vessels that pass up the neck and supply the head
EX 1
LEMMA carpal
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = belonging to or connected with the wrist or the bones in the wrist
EX 1
LEMMA carpal
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = belonging to or connected with the wrist or the bones in the wrist
EX 1
LEMMA carpal
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = belonging to or connected with the wrist or the bones in the wrist
EX 1
LEMMA carroty
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. of the hair) having an orange-red colour
EX 1
LEMMA carryout
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
DEF = TAKEAWAY
EX 1
LEMMA carryout
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
DEF = TAKEAWAY
EX 1
LEMMA carsick
POS adj
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 md
DEF = sick when in a moving car
EX 1
LEMMA cartilaginous
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = of or like CARTILAGE
EX 1
LEMMA cash and carry
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
DEF = (a usu. large shop where goods are) sold at low prices if paid for at once and if taken away by the buyer
EX 1
LEMMA cash and carry
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
DEF = (a usu. large shop where goods are) sold at low prices if paid for at once and if taken away by the buyer
EX 1
LEMMA castellated
POS adj
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 mi
DEF = (of a building) having defences like a castle; made to look like a castle
EX 1
LEMMA cast-iron
POS adj
FIELD1 mt
FIELD2 ..
DEF = made of CAST IRON
EX 1
LEMMA cast-iron
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = hard; strong; unbreakable; unyielding
EX 1 She has a cast-iron stomach; she can eat anything
LEMMA cast-off
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. of clothes) unwanted by someone else; thrown away
EX 1
LEMMA casual
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = resulting from chance
EX 1 a casual meeting
LEMMA casual
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing or feeling little sense of responsibility; uninterested
EX 1 a casual host
LEMMA casual
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not serious or thorough
EX 1 A casual newspaper reader wouldn't like articles on politics every day
LEMMA casual
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not serious or thorough
EX 1 A casual newspaper reader wouldn't like articles on politics every day
LEMMA casual
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = informal; not for special use
EX 1 casual clothes
LEMMA casual
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not close
EX 1 a casual friendship
LEMMA casual
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not close
EX 1 a casual friendship
LEMMA casual
POS adj
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of workers) employed for a short period of time
EX 1
LEMMA casual
POS adj
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of workers) employed for a short period of time
EX 1
LEMMA cat-and-mouse
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = consisting of continuous chasing, near-seizures and escapes, and waiting for the right moment to attack
EX 1
LEMMA cat-and-mouse
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = consisting of continuous chasing, near-seizures and escapes, and waiting for the right moment to attack
EX 1
LEMMA catatonic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
DEF = (a person suffering from the disease) of CATALEPSY
EX 1 catatonic SCHIZOPHRENIA
LEMMA catching
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
DEF = (of a disease) infectious
EX 1
LEMMA catching
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
DEF = (of a disease) infectious
EX 1
LEMMA catching
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = CATCHY
EX 1
LEMMA catching
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = CATCHY
EX 1
LEMMA catchpenny
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = worthless, but made to appear attractive, esp. through cheapness or showiness
EX 1
LEMMA catchpenny
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = worthless, but made to appear attractive, esp. through cheapness or showiness
EX 1
LEMMA catchy
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = tending to catch the interest or attention
EX 1
LEMMA categorical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unconditional; wholly fixed; made without any doubt in the mind of the speaker or writer
EX 1 One should never make a categorical statement without being sure of one's facts
LEMMA cathartic
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ps
DEF = fml or tech of, related to, or producing CATHARSIS
EX 1
LEMMA cathartic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 rx
DEF = of, for, or having the effect of a strong LAXATIVE
EX 1
LEMMA catholic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of likings and interests) general; widespread; broad
EX 1
LEMMA catholic
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zi
DEF = of, being, or connected with a church which claims to be the historical descendant of the early Christian church, esp. the ROMAN CATHOLIC church
EX 1 The priest favoured sending Catholic children to Catholic schools. Is he Catholic or PROTESTANT?
LEMMA catty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of a woman or her behaviour) marked by hatred or anger that is not openly or directly expressed; SPITEful
EX 1
LEMMA caudal
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = of, near, or concerning the tail or tail-end of the body
EX 1
LEMMA causal
POS adj
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or showing the relationship of cause and effect
EX 1
LEMMA causal
POS adj
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
DEF = being a cause
EX 1 the causal force that produced all these effects
LEMMA causal
POS adj
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
DEF = rare arising from a cause
EX 1
LEMMA causal
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in grammar) expressing a cause
EX 1 Causal phrases usually begin with the word "because", as in "because of her illness"
LEMMA causative
POS adj
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
DEF = acting as a cause; producing an effect
EX 1
LEMMA causative
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zg
DEF = (in grammar) showing that the subject of a verb is the cause of an action or state
EX 1 The causative verb "to FELL" means "to cause to fall"
LEMMA causeless
POS adj
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having no known cause
EX 1
LEMMA caustic
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
DEF = able to burn or destroy by chemical action; CORROSIVE
EX 1
LEMMA caustic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = bitter; unpleasant; sour; nasty
EX 1 John's always making caustic remarks about other people
LEMMA cautionary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = giving advice or a warning
EX 1 cautionary TALEs (=stories) intended to warn us
LEMMA cautious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = careful; paying attention; having or showing CAUTION@1 (2)
EX 1 She is cautious of telling secrets
LEMMA cavalier
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = proud; selfish; thoughtless
EX 1
LEMMA cavalier
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = informal and easy in manners, esp. towards ladies; DEBONAIR
EX 1
LEMMA cavernous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = containing many caves or CAVERNs
EX 1
LEMMA cavernous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very large and deep; being or suggesting a CAVERN
EX 1
LEMMA cavernous
POS adj
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a sound) hollow-sounding
EX 1
LEMMA ceaseless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unending; continuous; without ceasing
EX 1 Ceaseless enemy activity has forced us to leave that area
LEMMA celebrated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = well-known; famous
EX 1 Venice is celebrated for its beautiful buildings
LEMMA celestial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or belonging to the sky or heaven
EX 1 The sun, the stars, and the moon are celestial bodies
LEMMA celestial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = heavenly; having the qualities of a god
EX 1
LEMMA celibate
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a person, esp. a priest, who is) unmarried, esp. as the result of a religious promise
EX 1
LEMMA cellular
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, containing, or consisting of CELLs (3)
EX 1
LEMMA cellular
POS adj
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 ..
DEF = tech (of materials) loosely woven
EX 1 A cellular material is usually warmer than a solid one
LEMMA cellular
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having many holes; able to hold much liquid; POROUS
EX 1 This cellular rock holds much water
LEMMA celsius
POS adj
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 si
DEF = CENTIGRADE
EX 1 10\ Celsius
LEMMA celsius
POS adj
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 si
DEF = CENTIGRADE
EX 1 10\ Celsius
LEMMA celsius
POS adj
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 si
DEF = CENTIGRADE
EX 1 10\ Celsius
LEMMA celtic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of (the languages of) the Celts, an often small dark-haired European people who include the Welsh and the Bretons
EX 1
LEMMA censorious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the habit of fault-finding; eager to judge unfavourably; severely CRITICAL
EX 1 censorious people/behaviour
LEMMA centennial
POS adj
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
DEF = 100th (esp. in the phr. centennial anniversary)
EX 1
LEMMA centennial
POS adj
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
DEF = 100th (esp. in the phr. centennial anniversary)
EX 1
LEMMA centigrade
POS adj
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (often cap.) of, in, or related to the CENTIGRADE scale of temperature
EX 1 0\ Centigrade equals 32\ FAHRENHEIT
LEMMA centigrade
POS adj
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (often cap.) of, in, or related to the CENTIGRADE scale of temperature
EX 1 0\ Centigrade equals 32\ FAHRENHEIT
LEMMA centigrade
POS adj
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (often cap.) of, in, or related to the CENTIGRADE scale of temperature
EX 1 0\ Centigrade equals 32\ FAHRENHEIT
LEMMA central
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being the centre
EX 1 This is the central city of the whole area
LEMMA central
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being the centre
EX 1 This is the central city of the whole area
LEMMA central
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being at, in, or near the centre
EX 1 The central shops are conveniently reached from all parts of the city
LEMMA central
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = chief; main; of greatest importance
EX 1 The central aim of this government is social equality
LEMMA central
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = chief; main; of greatest importance
EX 1 The central aim of this government is social equality
LEMMA central
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = convenient; easily reached
EX 1 Our house is very central for the shops and theatres
LEMMA central
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = med of or related to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
EX 1
LEMMA central
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = med of or related to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
EX 1
LEMMA centrifugal
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zp
DEF = tending to move in a direction away from the centre
EX 1
LEMMA centripetal
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zp
DEF = tending to move in a direction towards the centre
EX 1
LEMMA centrist
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of) a person who opposes the opinions of far right and far left political parties; MODERATE
EX 1
LEMMA centrist
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of) a person who opposes the opinions of far right and far left political parties; MODERATE
EX 1
LEMMA cephalic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = of or connected with the head
EX 1 The cephalic index shows the size and shape of the human head
LEMMA cephalic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = of or connected with the head
EX 1 The cephalic index shows the size and shape of the human head
LEMMA ceramic
POS adj
FIELD1 mf
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or connected with CERAMICS
EX 1
LEMMA ceramic
POS adj
FIELD1 mf
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or connected with CERAMICS
EX 1
LEMMA cerebral
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = med (often of illnesses) of or connected with the brain
EX 1
LEMMA cerebral
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = esp. fml or humor tending to or showing (too much) serious thinking
EX 1 a rather cerebral person whom many people considered cold and unfeeling
LEMMA ceremonial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = marked by or done according to ceremony
EX 1
LEMMA ceremonious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fond of ceremony and formal behaviour; formally polite
EX 1
LEMMA ceremonious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = CEREMONIAL@1
EX 1
LEMMA cerise
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having) a clear red colour
EX 1
LEMMA cerise
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having) a clear red colour
EX 1
LEMMA certain
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sure; established beyond all doubt or question; known
EX 1 There's no certain cure for this illness
LEMMA certain
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sure; having no doubt
EX 1 I'm certain she saw me yesterday
LEMMA certain
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sure to happen
EX 1 It's almost certain that the government will lose the next election
LEMMA certain
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sure to happen
EX 1 It's almost certain that the government will lose the next election
LEMMA certain
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sure to happen
EX 1 It's almost certain that the government will lose the next election
LEMMA certain
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) sure
EX 1 Be certain you catch your train on time. She's certain to do well in the examination. Are you certain that you'll get there in time?
LEMMA certain
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) sure
EX 1 Be certain you catch your train on time. She's certain to do well in the examination. Are you certain that you'll get there in time?
LEMMA certain
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = rare clever; practised; unfailing
EX 1 His ear for music was certain
LEMMA certifiable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be certified (CERTIFY)
EX 1
LEMMA certifiable
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
DEF = BrE infml mad
EX 1 If you ask me, she's certifiable: she's completely mad
LEMMA certificated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having successfully completed a course of training for a particular profession
EX 1 a certificated nurse
LEMMA cerulean
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = deep blue, like a clear sky
EX 1
LEMMA cervical
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = of or related to a neck or CERVIX
EX 1
LEMMA cetacean
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
DEF = (of or connected with) a fishlike MAMMAL (=an animal which feeds its young on milk) which lives in water, such as a WHALE
EX 1
LEMMA cetacean
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
DEF = (of or connected with) a fishlike MAMMAL (=an animal which feeds its young on milk) which lives in water, such as a WHALE
EX 1
LEMMA chalky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or like chalk
EX 1 I don't like this cake; it's got a chalky taste
LEMMA challenging
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing competitive interest, action, or thought, esp. because new, unusual, or difficult
EX 1 His new book is full of challenging ideas
LEMMA challenging
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing great interest; fascinating (FASCINATE)
EX 1 She's a challenging woman, isn't she!
LEMMA champion
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very good; better than most
EX 1 "How do you feel?"_"Champion, thank you!"
LEMMA chance
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = accidental; unplanned
EX 1 I had a chance meeting with your brother today; he seemed glad to see me
LEMMA chance
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = accidental; unplanned
EX 1 I had a chance meeting with your brother today; he seemed glad to see me
LEMMA chancy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = risky; uncertain as to the result
EX 1 That was a chancy thing to do; you could have been killed
LEMMA changeable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of the weather) likely to change
EX 1
LEMMA changeable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = often changing; variable
EX 1 His temper's been very changeable this week so don't annoy him
LEMMA changeless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = marked by the absence of change
EX 1
LEMMA chaotic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in a state of complete disorder and confusion; confused
EX 1 The capital was in a chaotic state after the enemy had seized the airport
LEMMA chapel
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. in England and Wales) NON-CONFORMIST
EX 1 He's chapel but his wife's a member of the CHURCH OF ENGLAND
LEMMA chapel
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. in England and Wales) NON-CONFORMIST
EX 1 He's chapel but his wife's a member of the CHURCH OF ENGLAND
LEMMA chapfallen
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unhappy; in low spirits
EX 1
LEMMA character
POS adj
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a person) able to play an unusual, odd, or difficult part in a play
EX 1 a character actress
LEMMA character
POS adj
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a person) able to play an unusual, odd, or difficult part in a play
EX 1 a character actress
LEMMA character
POS adj
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a part in a play) needing the qualities of such a person
EX 1 a character part
LEMMA character
POS adj
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a part in a play) needing the qualities of such a person
EX 1 a character part
LEMMA characteristic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = typical; representing a person's or thing's usual character
EX 1
LEMMA characteristic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = typical; representing a person's or thing's usual character
EX 1
LEMMA characterless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without character; ordinary
EX 1
LEMMA chargeable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be charged, blamed, held responsible, or ACCUSEd
EX 1 If you kill her you'll be chargeable with murder
LEMMA chargeable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be charged, blamed, held responsible, or ACCUSEd
EX 1 If you kill her you'll be chargeable with murder
LEMMA chargeable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of money costs) that can be added to an account or paid by someone
EX 1 These debts are chargeable to me/my account. To whom is this chargeable?
LEMMA chargeable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of money costs) that can be added to an account or paid by someone
EX 1 These debts are chargeable to me/my account. To whom is this chargeable?
LEMMA chargeable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of money costs) that can be added to an account or paid by someone
EX 1 These debts are chargeable to me/my account. To whom is this chargeable?
LEMMA charged
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having strong feelings or purpose
EX 1 EMOTIONALly-charged
LEMMA charged
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tending to cause strong feelings or much argument
EX 1 Whether changes should be made in the voting system is a highly-charged political question
LEMMA charismatic
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having CHARISMA (1)
EX 1
LEMMA charismatic
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = rare favoured by God
EX 1
LEMMA charitable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full of goodness and kind feelings towards others
EX 1
LEMMA charitable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = generous, esp. in giving help to the poor
EX 1
LEMMA charitable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = merciful in judging others; forgiving
EX 1
LEMMA charitable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of organizations) concerned with giving help to the poor
EX 1 a charitable club
LEMMA charitable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of organizations) concerned with giving help to the poor
EX 1 a charitable club
LEMMA charming
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very pleasing; delightful
EX 1 What a charming young man, I do like him
LEMMA chartreuse
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having) a yellow-green colour
EX 1
LEMMA chartreuse
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having) a yellow-green colour
EX 1
LEMMA chary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = careful; unwilling to take risks; CAUTIOUS
EX 1 She's chary of crossing a busy main road
LEMMA chary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = careful; unwilling to take risks; CAUTIOUS
EX 1 She's chary of crossing a busy main road
LEMMA chaste
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = pure in word, thought, and deed, esp. being without sexual activity
EX 1 The priest was chaste in mind and body
LEMMA chaste
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = apprec simple; not too ornamented
EX 1 He wrote in a pure, chaste style
LEMMA chatty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fond of talking
EX 1 I wish she weren't so chatty; she's always annoying me when I'm trying to read
LEMMA chatty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the style and manner of informal conversation
EX 1
LEMMA chauvinist
POS adj
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 pl
DEF = (a person or organization) favouring, feeling, or showing CHAUVINISM
EX 1 I think our chauvinist government wants to rebuild the empire. Her husband's such a chauvinist that he won't even let her vote the way she wants
LEMMA chauvinist
POS adj
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 pl
DEF = (a person or organization) favouring, feeling, or showing CHAUVINISM
EX 1 I think our chauvinist government wants to rebuild the empire. Her husband's such a chauvinist that he won't even let her vote the way she wants
LEMMA cheap
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = low in price; costing little worth more than the cost; good value for money BrE reduced in price for quick sale
EX 1
LEMMA cheap
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
DEF = charging low prices
EX 1 This is the cheapest restaurant in town
LEMMA cheap
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = needing little effort
EX 1 The army won a cheap victory over the enemy who had few guns and soldiers
LEMMA cheap
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = worth little; of or considered of little value
EX 1 100 years ago life was a lot cheaper than it is today
LEMMA cheap
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of poor quality; SHODDY of a low or offensively unpleasant sort; VULGAR
EX 1 I hate his kind of cheap humour
LEMMA cheap
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = esp. AmE careful with money; TIGHT
EX 1 He's the cheapest man in town, he's never bought any of his friends a drink
LEMMA cheap-jack
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of bad quality, cheap, or worthless
EX 1 cheap-jack films that I don't want to see
LEMMA cheap-jack
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = wanting to make money by producing or selling goods that are of bad quality and usu. cheap
EX 1
LEMMA checked
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a pattern of squares (CHECKs@1 (8))
EX 1 Do you like my new checked curtains?
LEMMA cheeky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = disrespectful; rude
EX 1
LEMMA cheerful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = happy; gay; in good spirits
EX 1
LEMMA cheerful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = apprec pleasant; causing a happy feeling
EX 1 You could never be unhappy in such a cheerful house
LEMMA cheerful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = apprec willing
EX 1 His cheerful acceptance of responsibility encouraged us all
LEMMA cheering
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = encouraging; gladdening
EX 1 The government's cheering news about the reduction in taxes pleased everyone
LEMMA cheerless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = dull; without comfort; saddening
EX 1 I don't feel like going to work on such a cheerless day
LEMMA cheery
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = bright; gay; cheerful
EX 1 He gave us a cheery greeting
LEMMA cheeseparing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (marked by) great carefulness when giving or spending money
EX 1
LEMMA cheeseparing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (marked by) great carefulness when giving or spending money
EX 1
LEMMA chemical
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
DEF = of, connected with, used in, or made by chemistry
EX 1 A chemical change takes place in paper when it burns
LEMMA cherry
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having) a varying but usu. middle red colour
EX 1
LEMMA cherry
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having) a varying but usu. middle red colour
EX 1
LEMMA cherry
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having) a varying but usu. middle red colour
EX 1
LEMMA chestnut
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having) a deep reddish-brown colour
EX 1
LEMMA chestnut
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having) a deep reddish-brown colour
EX 1
LEMMA chestnut
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having) a deep reddish-brown colour
EX 1
LEMMA chesty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of women) having a large or well-developed chest
EX 1
LEMMA chesty
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = sounding as if coming from the chest (esp. in the phr. chesty cough /'-- "-/)
EX 1
LEMMA chewed up
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = worried; anxious; BOTHERed
EX 1 Don't get all chewed up about it: everything will be all right
LEMMA chic
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (showing) good style
EX 1 I like your chic hat. She wears her clothes with chic
LEMMA chic
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (showing) good style
EX 1 I like your chic hat. She wears her clothes with chic
LEMMA chic
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (showing) good style
EX 1 I like your chic hat. She wears her clothes with chic
LEMMA chichi
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = pretending to be fashionable but appearing showy or too ornamental
EX 1 Her chichi dress amused everyone
LEMMA chichi
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fashionable
EX 1 The actors went to a chichi party in a chichi part of town
LEMMA chicken
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lacking courage
EX 1
LEMMA chickenhearted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lacking courage; cowardly
EX 1
LEMMA chief
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = highest in rank
EX 1 the chief clerk chief priest
LEMMA chief
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = highest in rank
EX 1 the chief clerk chief priest
LEMMA chief
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = most important; main
EX 1 What is the chief town of Norway? Rice is the chief crop of India
LEMMA chief
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = most important; main
EX 1 What is the chief town of Norway? Rice is the chief crop of India
LEMMA childish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, typical of, or for a child
EX 1 The little girl spoke in a high childish voice
LEMMA childish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog having a manner unsuitable for a grown up; IMMATURE (2)
EX 1
LEMMA childlike
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or typical of a child, esp. having a natural guiltless lovable quality
EX 1
LEMMA chill
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = cold
EX 1 a chill wind
LEMMA chill
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unfriendly; discouraging
EX 1 The union leaders and employers had a chill meeting and reached no satisfactory agreement
LEMMA chilly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = noticeably cold; cold enough to be uncomfortable
EX 1 It grew chilly when the fire went out. I feel chilly without a coat
LEMMA chilly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unfriendly; discouraging; cold
EX 1 The king was given a chilly welcome when he arrived on the island
LEMMA chimerical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = existing only as the product of unreal imagination; imaginary; fanciful
EX 1 chimerical ideas that can never become real
LEMMA chinese
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 xc
DEF = of or related to China, its people, or their language
EX 1
LEMMA chinless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a chin that is small or that slopes inwards
EX 1
LEMMA chinless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = BrE infml of a weak and cowardly nature
EX 1
LEMMA chippendale
POS adj
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 za
DEF = (of, being, or related to) an 18th-century English furniture style known for its graceful shape and fine ornamentation
EX 1
LEMMA chippendale
POS adj
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 za
DEF = (of, being, or related to) an 18th-century English furniture style known for its graceful shape and fine ornamentation
EX 1
LEMMA chippendale
POS adj
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 za
DEF = (of, being, or related to) an 18th-century English furniture style known for its graceful shape and fine ornamentation
EX 1
LEMMA chirpy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) in good spirits; cheerful
EX 1 You seem chirpier than usual today
LEMMA chivalrous
POS adj
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or relating to CHIVALRY
EX 1
LEMMA chivalrous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of men) marked by bravery, honour, generosity, and good manners
EX 1
LEMMA chivalrous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of men) being polite and helpful, esp. to women and weak people
EX 1
LEMMA chock-a-block
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very crowded; packed tightly
EX 1 The road was chock-a-block with cars again today
LEMMA chock-full
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = completely full
EX 1 The train was chock-full of travellers
LEMMA chock-full
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = completely full
EX 1 The train was chock-full of travellers
LEMMA chocolate
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having) a variable usu. brownish grey colour
EX 1 At the windows she had chocolate curtains
LEMMA chocolate
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having) a variable usu. brownish grey colour
EX 1 At the windows she had chocolate curtains
LEMMA choice
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of food) worthy of being chosen; of high quality
EX 1 The shop was selling choice apples so I bought a pound
LEMMA choice
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lit well chosen
EX 1 He told the story in choice phrases
LEMMA choice
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 lt
DEF = humor (of language) very strong and offensive
EX 1 She swore at him angrily but he used even choicer phrases in reply
LEMMA choleric
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = easily made angry; bad-tempered
EX 1
LEMMA choosy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = careful in choosing; hard to please
EX 1 Jean's very choosy about what she eats
LEMMA chopfallen
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = CHAPFALLEN
EX 1
LEMMA choppy
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of water) covered with many short rough waves
EX 1 The sea was choppy today although there was hardly any wind
LEMMA choppy
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of wind) variable
EX 1
LEMMA choppy
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
DEF = infml disconnected; changing quickly from one thing to another
EX 1 I thought his book was written in too choppy a style
LEMMA choral
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, related to, or sung by a CHOIR or CHORUS
EX 1 a choral group a choral society a choral dance
LEMMA choral
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, related to, or sung by a CHOIR or CHORUS
EX 1 a choral group a choral society a choral dance
LEMMA choral
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, related to, or sung by a CHOIR or CHORUS
EX 1 a choral group a choral society a choral dance
LEMMA christian
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
DEF = believing in or belonging to any of the various branches of Christianity
EX 1 The Christian people of England must speak out against this crime
LEMMA christian
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
DEF = of or related to CHRIST@1 (1), Christianity, or Christians
EX 1 "I don't like the way Christian ideas work in practice," said the angry politician
LEMMA christian
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
DEF = usu. apprec following the example of Christ; having qualities such as kindness, generosity, etc.
EX 1 He behaved in a Christian way to all, even his enemies
LEMMA christlike
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being like CHRIST@1 (1) in character, spirit, or action
EX 1
LEMMA chromatic
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or related to colour or colours highly coloured
EX 1
LEMMA chromatic
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or related to the musical SCALE@5 (5) (chromatic scale /-'-- "-/) which consists completely of half steps (SEMITONEs)
EX 1
LEMMA chronic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of diseases or illnesses) continual; lasting a long time
EX 1 a chronic cough
LEMMA chronic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a sufferer from a disease or illness) seriously suffering from a disease or illness which has lasted a long time
EX 1 a chronic alcoholic
LEMMA chronic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = BrE nonstandard sl very bad; terrible
EX 1 She's got a chronic sense of humour
LEMMA chronological
POS adj
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 ..
DEF = arranged according to the order of time
EX 1 The teacher gave the pupils a chronological list of events which in his opinion had caused the First World War
LEMMA chubby
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of animals or people) having a full round usu. pleasing form; slightly fat
EX 1
LEMMA chummy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = friendly or ready to be friends
EX 1
LEMMA chunky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and animals) short and rather fat
EX 1 a chunky little man
LEMMA chunky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of materials, clothes, etc.) having a thick knotted pattern
EX 1 She's making her boyfriend a chunky woollen coat for winter
LEMMA chunky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of food) containing thick solid pieces of food
EX 1 chunky MARMALADE
LEMMA church
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zi
DEF = (in England and Wales) being a member of the established state church
EX 1 My uncle's church but none of the rest of us are
LEMMA church
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zi
DEF = (in England and Wales) being a member of the established state church
EX 1 My uncle's church but none of the rest of us are
LEMMA churlish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = bad-tempered
EX 1
LEMMA cinnamon
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having) a light yellowish brown colour
EX 1
LEMMA cinnamon
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having) a light yellowish brown colour
EX 1
LEMMA circadian
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
DEF = (esp. of body changes) of or related to a period of about 24 hours (esp. in the phr. circadian rhythm)
EX 1 By studying his circadian RHYTHMs, a person can learn at what time of day he works most effectively
LEMMA circadian
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
DEF = (esp. of body changes) of or related to a period of about 24 hours (esp. in the phr. circadian rhythm)
EX 1 By studying his circadian RHYTHMs, a person can learn at what time of day he works most effectively
LEMMA circadian
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
DEF = (esp. of body changes) of or related to a period of about 24 hours (esp. in the phr. circadian rhythm)
EX 1 By studying his circadian RHYTHMs, a person can learn at what time of day he works most effectively
LEMMA circular
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = round; being shaped like or nearly like a circle
EX 1
LEMMA circular
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = forming or moving in a circle
EX 1
LEMMA circular
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = going a long way round; not direct
EX 1 Stop giving me circular explanations and tell me what really happened
LEMMA circular
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = intended to be sent to a large number of people
EX 1
LEMMA circumflex
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 pt
DEF = ((of) a mark (ACCENT (2)) put above a letter to show pronunciation) being the mark over e
EX 1
LEMMA circumspect
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) careful; making a careful consideration of the state of affairs before acting; CAUTIOUS
EX 1
LEMMA circumspect
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of actions) done after much thought; not risky; CAUTIOUS
EX 1
LEMMA circumstantial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml of or dependent on CIRCUMSTANCEs (1)
EX 1
LEMMA circumstantial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml (esp. of a description) containing all the details
EX 1
LEMMA circumstantial
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = law (of information concerning a crime) worth knowing but not directly important; INCIDENTAL (esp. in the phr. circumstantial evidence)
EX 1
LEMMA citrus
POS adj
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
DEF = (of fruits) soft and juicy with a sour or sour-sweet taste; coming from a CITRUS
EX 1 I love eating citrus fruits, especially oranges
LEMMA civic
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of a city or town
EX 1 The president's visit was the most important civic event of the year
LEMMA civic
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of a citizen
EX 1 civic pride civic duties
LEMMA civil
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, belonging to, or consisting of the general population; not military or religious
EX 1 The soldiers thought it would be a long time before civil government would be re-established
LEMMA civil
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or belonging to all citizens
EX 1 The judge ordered that the prisoner should lose his civil rights
LEMMA civil
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of law) dealing with the rights of private citizens; concerned with judging private quarrels between people rather than with criminal offences
EX 1 It was a civil case so there was no question of him being sent to prison
LEMMA civil
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = polite enough to be acceptable, esp. if not friendly
EX 1 Try to be civil to her, even if you don't like her. Keep a civil tongue in your head! (=stop speaking rudely)
LEMMA civilian
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 mi
DEF = (a person) not of the armed forces
EX 1 Does Ruritania have a civilian or a military government?
LEMMA clad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (often in comb.) covered; clothed
EX 1 The old lady was clad in a fur coat. The mountain was clad in mist. ill-/poorly-clad an armour-clad ship
LEMMA clad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (often in comb.) covered; clothed
EX 1 The old lady was clad in a fur coat. The mountain was clad in mist. ill-/poorly-clad an armour-clad ship
LEMMA clairvoyant
POS adj
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of or related to the powers of) a person who has the power of CLAIRVOYANCE
EX 1
LEMMA clairvoyant
POS adj
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of or related to the powers of) a person who has the power of CLAIRVOYANCE
EX 1
LEMMA clammy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being unpleasantly sticky, DAMP (=slightly wet), and usu. cold
EX 1 clammy hands/weather
LEMMA clamorous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = marked by confused noise and shouting or by loud demands and complaints
EX 1 The clamorous demand of opposition politicians was met by silence from the government
LEMMA clandestine
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = done secretly or privately often for an unlawful reason
EX 1
LEMMA clannish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a group of people) having the habit of keeping together as a group, esp. supporting each other against those from outside
EX 1
LEMMA clapped-out
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) very tired
EX 1 I feel really clapped-out tonight after working all day
LEMMA clapped-out
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a thing) old and worn out
EX 1 She bought a clapped-out old car
LEMMA clapped-out
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a thing) old and worn out
EX 1 She bought a clapped-out old car
LEMMA claret
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (being) a deep purplish red colour
EX 1
LEMMA claret
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (being) a deep purplish red colour
EX 1
LEMMA class-conscious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = actively conscious of belonging to a particular social class
EX 1 Don't be class-conscious: accept people at their true worth
LEMMA class-conscious
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = believing in and actively conscious of a struggle between classes
EX 1 The class-conscious workers will destroy the old society and build a new one
LEMMA classic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the highest quality; of the first or highest class or rank
EX 1
LEMMA classic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the highest quality; of the first or highest class or rank
EX 1
LEMMA classic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = serving as a standard, model, or guide; well known, esp as the best example
EX 1
LEMMA classic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = serving as a standard, model, or guide; well known, esp as the best example
EX 1
LEMMA classic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or belonging to an established set of artistic or scientific standards or methods with a long history; well known in the stated way
EX 1 a classic example of love at first sight
LEMMA classic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or belonging to an established set of artistic or scientific standards or methods with a long history; well known in the stated way
EX 1 a classic example of love at first sight
LEMMA classical
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (sometimes cap.) being in accordance with ancient Greek or Roman models in literature or art or with later systems and standards based on them; simple but good; influenced by CLASSICISM
EX 1
LEMMA classical
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of music) put together and arranged (COMPOSEd) with serious artistic intentions; having an attraction that lasts over a long period of time (as opposed to popular or FOLK music)
EX 1 Bach and Beethoven wrote classical music. the classical music of India
LEMMA classical
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of music, esp. that before 1800) following established rules of style, contents, and RHYTHM
EX 1
LEMMA classical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or related to a form or system established before modern times; TRADITIONAL
EX 1 Classical scientific ideas about light were changed by Einstein
LEMMA classical
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
DEF = concerned with the study of the HUMANITIES (esp. Greek and LATIN) and general sciences as opposed to TECHNICAL subjects
EX 1 He was given a classical education
LEMMA classical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = CLASSIC@1 (3)
EX 1
LEMMA classified
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = divided or arranged in classes; placed according to class
EX 1 If you look in the classified part of the telephone book you'll find plenty of hotels
LEMMA classified
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 mi
DEF = esp. AmE (of government, esp. military, information) officially secret
EX 1 This information is classified; only the president can see it
LEMMA classless
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of societies) not divided into special classes
EX 1
LEMMA classless
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 so
DEF = belonging to no particular social class
EX 1 spoke a classless variety of English
LEMMA classy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = stylish; fashionable; of high class or rank
EX 1
LEMMA claustrophobic
POS adj
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (a person) suffering from CLAUSTROPHOBIA
EX 1
LEMMA claustrophobic
POS adj
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (a person) suffering from CLAUSTROPHOBIA
EX 1
LEMMA clean
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = free from dirt or unwanted matter; pure free from disease or infection
EX 1
LEMMA clean
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not yet used; fresh
EX 1 clean clothes
LEMMA clean
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without mistakes; readable
EX 1 a clean copy of the report a clean piece of work
LEMMA clean
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = morally or sexually pure; honourable; free from guilt obeying the rules; fair; sportsmanlike
EX 1 a clean fighter
LEMMA clean
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = well-formed; STREAMLINED having a smooth edge or surface; even; regular clear; PRECISE
EX 1 a clean writing style
LEMMA clean
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = skilful; clever; not CLUMSY
EX 1 a clean throw
LEMMA clean
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = bibl (esp. in the Jewish religion) (of people) pure in heart and mind bibl (esp. in the Jewish religion) (of animals) that can lawfully be eaten
EX 1 Jews must only eat meat from clean animals
LEMMA clean
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = complete; thorough
EX 1 a clean escape
LEMMA clean
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sl empty sl having no hidden weapons
EX 1 The police searched me but I was clean
LEMMA clean
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sl empty sl having no hidden weapons
EX 1 The police searched me but I was clean
LEMMA clean-cut
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = well shaped; having a smooth surface; regular; neat
EX 1 a clean-cut hair style
LEMMA clean-cut
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = clear in meaning; DEFINITE
EX 1 a clean-cut explanation that was quickly understood
LEMMA clean-cut
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = neat and clean in appearance
EX 1 a clean-cut young boy
LEMMA clean-limbed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of a young man) tall, well-made and active-looking
EX 1 a group of clean-limbed young cricketers
LEMMA cleanly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = personally neat; careful to keep clean; always clean
EX 1 Cats are among the cleanliest animals there are
LEMMA clean-shaven
POS adj
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 ..
DEF = with all hair on the face SHAVEd off
EX 1 He used to wear a beard, but now he is clean-shaven
LEMMA clear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = bright; free from anything that darkens; transparent
EX 1 a clear sky clear eyes
LEMMA clear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = bright; free from anything that darkens; transparent
EX 1 a clear sky clear eyes
LEMMA clear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of sounds, people, writing, etc.) easily heard, seen, read, or understood
EX 1 a clear speaker a clear article on modern politics
LEMMA clear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of sounds, people, writing, etc.) easily heard, seen, read, or understood
EX 1 a clear speaker a clear article on modern politics
LEMMA clear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of the mind or a person) thinking without difficulty; understanding clearly
EX 1 a clear thinker
LEMMA clear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of the mind or a person) thinking without difficulty; understanding clearly
EX 1 a clear thinker
LEMMA clear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) certain; CONFIDENT
EX 1 She seems quite clear about her plans. I'm not clear (about) where she lives/what to do. Are you clear that you don't want to buy it?
LEMMA clear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) certain; CONFIDENT
EX 1 She seems quite clear about her plans. I'm not clear (about) where she lives/what to do. Are you clear that you don't want to buy it?
LEMMA clear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) certain; CONFIDENT
EX 1 She seems quite clear about her plans. I'm not clear (about) where she lives/what to do. Are you clear that you don't want to buy it?
LEMMA clear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) certain; CONFIDENT
EX 1 She seems quite clear about her plans. I'm not clear (about) where she lives/what to do. Are you clear that you don't want to buy it?
LEMMA clear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) certain; CONFIDENT
EX 1 She seems quite clear about her plans. I'm not clear (about) where she lives/what to do. Are you clear that you don't want to buy it?
LEMMA clear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = free from guilt or blame; untroubled
EX 1 a clear conscience clear of guilt
LEMMA clear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = free from guilt or blame; untroubled
EX 1 a clear conscience clear of guilt
LEMMA clear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = open; free from blocks, dangers, or OBSTRUCTIONs
EX 1 a clear road a clear view The road's clear of snow now
LEMMA clear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = open; free from blocks, dangers, or OBSTRUCTIONs
EX 1 a clear road a clear view The road's clear of snow now
LEMMA clear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = empty; with nothing on it
EX 1 I've finished my work and my desk is clear. (fig.) I see that next week is clear: let's meet then
LEMMA clear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = empty; with nothing on it
EX 1 I've finished my work and my desk is clear. (fig.) I see that next week is clear: let's meet then
LEMMA clear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of a pure and even colour; free from marks
EX 1 a clear skin a clear wine
LEMMA clear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of a pure and even colour; free from marks
EX 1 a clear skin a clear wine
LEMMA clear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = plain; noticeable; OBVIOUS
EX 1 a clear case of murder It's clear from his actions that he loves her
LEMMA clear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = plain; noticeable; OBVIOUS
EX 1 a clear case of murder It's clear from his actions that he loves her
LEMMA clear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml complete; without limit
EX 1 a clear victory
LEMMA clear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml complete; without limit
EX 1 a clear victory
LEMMA clear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = free; rid; no longer touching
EX 1 We're clear of danger now. The ship is now clear (of the shore)
LEMMA clear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = free; rid; no longer touching
EX 1 We're clear of danger now. The ship is now clear (of the shore)
LEMMA clear
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
DEF = tech (esp. of wages or profit) remaining after all taxes, trade union payments, etc., have been paid; NET@3 (1)
EX 1 I get a clear L50 a week. I get L50 a week clear. I earn L50 clear a week
LEMMA clear
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
DEF = tech (esp. of wages or profit) remaining after all taxes, trade union payments, etc., have been paid; NET@3 (1)
EX 1 I get a clear L50 a week. I get L50 a week clear. I earn L50 clear a week
LEMMA clear
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
DEF = tech (esp. of wages or profit) remaining after all taxes, trade union payments, etc., have been paid; NET@3 (1)
EX 1 I get a clear L50 a week. I get L50 a week clear. I earn L50 clear a week
LEMMA clear-cut
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a smooth regular neat shape (OUTLINE)
EX 1
LEMMA clear-cut
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = clear in meaning; DEFINITE
EX 1 The minister provided Parliament with clear-cut plans for future action
LEMMA clear-headed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing a clear understanding; sensible
EX 1
LEMMA clear-sighted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having clear sight; able to see clearly
EX 1
LEMMA clear-sighted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = able to make good judgments about the future
EX 1
LEMMA clement
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lit merciful; LENIENT
EX 1 a clement judge, sympathetic to young offenders
LEMMA clement
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of the weather) gentle; not severe; MILD
EX 1
LEMMA clerical
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or concerning the CLERGY
EX 1 wearing a clerical collar
LEMMA clerical
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
DEF = of or concerning a clerk
EX 1 clerical work in an office
LEMMA clever
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = quick at learning and understanding; having a quick, effective, and able mind
EX 1 a clever student
LEMMA clever
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = skilful, esp. at using the hands or body
EX 1 a clever worker
LEMMA clever
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being the result of a quick able mind; showing ability and skill
EX 1 a clever idea
LEMMA clever
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog infml (often of an insincere person) appearing able or skilful but not really being so; SUPERFICIAL
EX 1
LEMMA climactic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or forming a CLIMAX
EX 1
LEMMA climatic
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or related to CLIMATE (1)
EX 1
LEMMA clinging
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of clothes) tight-fitting; sticking tightly and closely to the body
EX 1
LEMMA clinging
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too dependent upon the presence of another person
EX 1 That clinging child refuses to leave its mother
LEMMA clingy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = CLINGING
EX 1
LEMMA clinical
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zm
DEF = (of medical teaching) given in a hospital and using ill people as examples
EX 1 He found his clinical training more interesting than that he'd done in class
LEMMA clinical
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zm
DEF = of or connected with a CLINIC or hospital
EX 1
LEMMA clinical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = cold; appearing more interested in the scientific than the personal details of a case
EX 1 He seemed to have a rather clinical way of looking at the break-up of his own marriage, and would describe it as "a very interesting state of affairs"
LEMMA clinker-built
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. of boats) made from boards of wood or plates of metal whose bottom parts cover the top parts of the next lower boards or plates
EX 1
LEMMA clip-on
POS adj
FIELD1 jw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = that can be fastened on to something with a CLIP
EX 1 She wore a piece of clip-on jewellery on her coat
LEMMA clip-on
POS adj
FIELD1 jw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = that can be fastened on to something with a CLIP
EX 1 She wore a piece of clip-on jewellery on her coat
LEMMA cliquey
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = CLIQUISH
EX 1
LEMMA cliquish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, related to, or being like a CLIQUE
EX 1
LEMMA cloak-and-dagger
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 zd
DEF = (esp. of plays, films, stories, etc.) dealing with adventure, mystery and/or ESPIONAGE (=the stealing of official secrets)
EX 1 I like to read a good cloak-and-dagger story
LEMMA cloak-and-dagger
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 zd
DEF = (esp. of plays, films, stories, etc.) dealing with adventure, mystery and/or ESPIONAGE (=the stealing of official secrets)
EX 1 I like to read a good cloak-and-dagger story
LEMMA clockwise
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in the direction in which the hands of a clock move if looked at from the front
EX 1 You must turn the lid clockwise if you want to fasten it tightly. a clockwise movement of the lid
LEMMA cloddish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like a CLOD (2)
EX 1
LEMMA cloggy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lumpy and sticky
EX 1
LEMMA cloisonne
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of or related to) ornamental work in which different colours of ENAMEL (=a glasslike substance often used for covering metal objects) are kept apart by thin metal bands
EX 1
LEMMA cloisonne
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of or related to) ornamental work in which different colours of ENAMEL (=a glasslike substance often used for covering metal objects) are kept apart by thin metal bands
EX 1
LEMMA close
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = near
EX 1 The church is close to the shops
LEMMA close
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = near
EX 1 The church is close to the shops
LEMMA close
POS adj
FIELD1 ki
FIELD2 ..
DEF = near in relationship with deep feeling and/or importance
EX 1 close friends a close relationship
LEMMA close
POS adj
FIELD1 ki
FIELD2 ..
DEF = near in relationship with deep feeling and/or importance
EX 1 close friends a close relationship
LEMMA close
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tight; with little or no space narrow; limited
EX 1 They had only a very close space to sleep in
LEMMA close
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tight; with little or no space narrow; limited
EX 1 They had only a very close space to sleep in
LEMMA close
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = thorough; careful
EX 1 We kept a close watch on the prisoners
LEMMA close
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = thorough; careful
EX 1 We kept a close watch on the prisoners
LEMMA close
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = lacking fresh or freely moving air heavy OPPRESSIVE (2)
EX 1 the closest weather for a long time
LEMMA close
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = lacking fresh or freely moving air heavy OPPRESSIVE (2)
EX 1 the closest weather for a long time
LEMMA close
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of competition) in which the competitors are almost equal; decided by a very narrow edge (MARGIN (3))
EX 1
LEMMA close
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of competition) in which the competitors are almost equal; decided by a very narrow edge (MARGIN (3))
EX 1
LEMMA close
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = secretive
EX 1 She's always been very close about her past life
LEMMA close
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = secretive
EX 1 She's always been very close about her past life
LEMMA close
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not generous; STINGY
EX 1 close with money
LEMMA close
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not generous; STINGY
EX 1 close with money
LEMMA close
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (in PHONETICS) pronounced with little space above the tongue
EX 1 close vowels
LEMMA close
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (in PHONETICS) pronounced with little space above the tongue
EX 1 close vowels
LEMMA close-cropped
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having hair which is cut short
EX 1
LEMMA close-cropped
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = also close-cut_ (of the hair) short
EX 1
LEMMA closed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of a shop or public building) not open to the public
EX 1
LEMMA closed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = only open to a special few
EX 1 a closed membership
LEMMA closed
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (in PHONETICS) ending in a consonant
EX 1 a closed SYLLABLE
LEMMA closed-door
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. of meetings) not open to the newspapers and public
EX 1
LEMMA closed-door
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. of meetings) not open to the newspapers and public
EX 1
LEMMA closefisted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not generous; STINGY
EX 1
LEMMA close-grained
POS adj
FIELD1 fr
FIELD2 zw
DEF = (esp. of wood or leather) having a fine natural pattern (GRAIN@5), esp. having narrow yearly rings
EX 1
LEMMA close-hauled
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a sailing ship) having the sails arranged so that one can sail as nearly against the wind as possible
EX 1
LEMMA close-knit
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tightly bound together by social, political, religious, etc., beliefs and activities
EX 1 People who move from small close-knit villages to large cities often feel lonely and friendless
LEMMA close-lipped
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = silent or saying little
EX 1
LEMMA closely-knit
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = CLOSE-KNIT
EX 1
LEMMA close-set
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = set close together
EX 1 close-set houses
LEMMA closet
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = suited for use or enjoyment in private (esp. in the phr. closet drama)
EX 1
LEMMA closet
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = suited for use or enjoyment in private (esp. in the phr. closet drama)
EX 1
LEMMA cloud-capped
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of mountains, hills, etc.) having the top surrounded by clouds
EX 1
LEMMA cloudless
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = without clouds; clear
EX 1
LEMMA cloudy
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = full of clouds; OVERCAST
EX 1 a cloudy day a cloudy sky
LEMMA cloudy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not clear or transparent
EX 1 cloudy beer a cloudy mirror
LEMMA cloudy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = uncertain
EX 1 the cloudy beginnings of modern history His memory has always been cloudy
LEMMA clownish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or like a CLOWN@1 (2)
EX 1 clownish dress silly clownish behaviour
LEMMA clubbable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fit to be a member of a club; likely to be popular in a club; SOCIABLE
EX 1
LEMMA clueless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = helpless; stupid
EX 1
LEMMA clumsy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = awkward and ungraceful in movement or action; without skill or grace
EX 1 A clumsy dog knocked the cup over
LEMMA clumsy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = done or made in an awkward fashion
EX 1 Her clumsy speech annoyed everyone
LEMMA clumsy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = difficult to handle or control
EX 1 You shouldn't wear such clumsy shoes
LEMMA coarse
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not fine; lumpy; rough
EX 1 coarse grains of sand
LEMMA coarse
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a rough surface; not smooth
EX 1 The priest wore a coarse woollen garment next to his skin
LEMMA coarse
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = rough in manner; not delicate in action
EX 1 coarse behaviour a coarse joke
LEMMA coarse
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of food) of low quality
EX 1 coarse food
LEMMA coastal
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zg
DEF = of or related to the COAST@1 (1)
EX 1 Ships should not enter rocky coastal waters
LEMMA coastal
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zg
DEF = of or related to the COAST@1 (1)
EX 1 Ships should not enter rocky coastal waters
LEMMA coastwise
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 go
DEF = following the coast
EX 1
LEMMA cock-a-hoop
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very happy and pleased
EX 1 He was cock-a-hoop about his new job
LEMMA cock-a-hoop
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = AmE in disorder
EX 1 Everything's all cock-a-hoop in this office and no one can find anything
LEMMA cockeyed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog foolish; stupid
EX 1 I hate him and his cockeyed plans!
LEMMA cockeyed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = turned or twisted to one side; CROOKED (1)
EX 1 The picture on the wall's cockeyed
LEMMA cocksure
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too sure of oneself; offensively sure of oneself
EX 1
LEMMA cocky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too sure of oneself
EX 1 I don't like him; he's far too cocky
LEMMA coed
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of education, a school, college, etc.) COEDUCATIONal
EX 1
LEMMA coequal
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (any of 2 or more people who are) equal with one another in rank, ability, power, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA coequal
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (any of 2 or more people who are) equal with one another in rank, ability, power, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA coequal
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (any of 2 or more people who are) equal with one another in rank, ability, power, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA coercive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = serving or intended to COERCE
EX 1 coercive measures
LEMMA coeternal
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = equally ETERNAL (=lasting for ever) with one another
EX 1
LEMMA coeternal
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = equally ETERNAL (=lasting for ever) with one another
EX 1
LEMMA coeval
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a person) of the same age
EX 1
LEMMA coeval
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a person) of the same age
EX 1
LEMMA cogent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the power to prove or produce belief; forceful in argument; CONVINCING
EX 1 I have cogent reasons for voting for the workers' party
LEMMA cognate
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = tech related in origin
EX 1 Italian and Spanish are cognate languages
LEMMA cognate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml or tech related; sharing many qualities
EX 1 Do you think chemistry is cognate with any other science?
LEMMA cognitive
POS adj
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ph
DEF = of, about, or needing COGNITION
EX 1 cognitive PSYCHOLOGY (1,2)
LEMMA cognizant
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = conscious; AWARE
EX 1 The judge said he was not cognizant of the case
LEMMA coherent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of speech, thought, ideas, etc.) being naturally or reasonably connected; easily understood; CONSISTENT
EX 1
LEMMA cohesive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = producing COHESION
EX 1 cohesive forces in society
LEMMA cohesive
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
DEF = tech tending to stick together
EX 1 Is water cohesive by nature or not?
LEMMA coincident
POS adj
FIELD1 ma
FIELD2 ..
DEF = tech or fml existing or happening in the same position and time
EX 1
LEMMA coincident
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml having like natures; being in complete agreement
EX 1
LEMMA coincidental
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = resulting from a COINCIDENCE (1)
EX 1
LEMMA cold
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having a low temperature
EX 1 a cold day a cold wind
LEMMA cold
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having a low temperature
EX 1 a cold day a cold wind
LEMMA cold
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having a lower temperature than normal
EX 1 It's a cold day for July isn't it?
LEMMA cold
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having a lower temperature than normal
EX 1 It's a cold day for July isn't it?
LEMMA cold
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = not feeling warm
EX 1 I'm very cold today; I should have put a coat on
LEMMA cold
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = not feeling warm
EX 1 I'm very cold today; I should have put a coat on
LEMMA cold
POS adj
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 zk
DEF = infml (in games) still a long way from finding an object, the answer, etc.
EX 1 You're getting colder; you'll never find it
LEMMA cold
POS adj
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 zk
DEF = infml (in games) still a long way from finding an object, the answer, etc.
EX 1 You're getting colder; you'll never find it
LEMMA cold
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml unconscious; esp. as the result of a severe blow to the head (esp. in the phr. out cold)
EX 1 I knocked him (out) cold with one blow
LEMMA cold
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml unconscious; esp. as the result of a severe blow to the head (esp. in the phr. out cold)
EX 1 I knocked him (out) cold with one blow
LEMMA cold
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people or their actions) showing a lack of (friendly) feelings; unkind
EX 1
LEMMA cold
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people or their actions) showing a lack of (friendly) feelings; unkind
EX 1
LEMMA cold
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of a woman) FRIGID (3)
EX 1
LEMMA cold
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of a woman) FRIGID (3)
EX 1
LEMMA cold
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
DEF = (of food) cooked but not eaten hot
EX 1
LEMMA cold
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
DEF = (of food) cooked but not eaten hot
EX 1
LEMMA cold-blooded
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
DEF = having a body temperature that changes according to the temperature of the surroundings
EX 1 Snakes are cold-blooded
LEMMA cold-blooded
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog showing complete lack of feeling; cruel
EX 1 a cold-blooded murder
LEMMA cold-blooded
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml being very sensitive to cold
EX 1 Joan's cold-blooded: she always feels cold, even with a coat on
LEMMA cold-hearted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lacking sympathy or feeling; unkind
EX 1 a cold-hearted refusal
LEMMA colicky
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
DEF = like or related to COLIC
EX 1
LEMMA colicky
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
DEF = suffering from COLIC
EX 1
LEMMA collaborationist
POS adj
FIELD1 pc
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of) a person that favours or practises working together with an enemy that has entered and taken control of a country
EX 1 Collaborationists will be severely punished
LEMMA collaborationist
POS adj
FIELD1 pc
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of) a person that favours or practises working together with an enemy that has entered and taken control of a country
EX 1 Collaborationists will be severely punished
LEMMA collapsible
POS adj
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = that can be COLLAPSEd@1 (2) for easy storing
EX 1
LEMMA collateral
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = side by side; parallel
EX 1
LEMMA collateral
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = additional, but with less importance; supporting
EX 1 A collateral aim of the government's industrial plan is to increase employment
LEMMA collateral
POS adj
FIELD1 ki
FIELD2 ..
DEF = descended from the same person but through a different line
EX 1 COUSINs are collateral relatives but brothers are directly related
LEMMA collateral
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ec
DEF = of, related to, based on, or being COLLATERAL@2
EX 1
LEMMA collect
POS adj
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zp
DEF = to be paid for by the receiver
EX 1 Call me collect as soon as you get home. I sent you the books collect
LEMMA collected
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having control of oneself, one's thoughts, senses, etc.; calm
EX 1 She was calm, cool and collected. How can you stay so collected after an argument?
LEMMA collective
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = formed by collection; considered as a whole
EX 1 We must turn our collective mistakes to our advantage
LEMMA collective
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zg
DEF = of or related to a number of people or groups of people considered or acting as one
EX 1 It is the collective opinion of the governments of Western Europe that peace is always better than war. "FLOCK" is a collective word for a group of birds
LEMMA collective
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = shared by all members of a group
EX 1 collective ownership
LEMMA collective
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (in grammar) that is COLLECTIVE@2 (3)
EX 1
LEMMA collegiate
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or related to a college or college students
EX 1
LEMMA collegiate
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having a college or colleges
EX 1 Durham is a collegiate university
LEMMA colloquial
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zr
DEF = (of words, phrases, expressions, style, etc.) of, suitable for, or related to ordinary, informal, or familiar conversation; not formal or special to literature
EX 1
LEMMA colonial
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
DEF = of or related to colonies (COLONY (1,2))
EX 1 The African people have successfully fought against colonial rule
LEMMA colonial
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
DEF = of or related to colonies (COLONY (1,2))
EX 1 The African people have successfully fought against colonial rule
LEMMA colonial
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
DEF = of or related to colonies (COLONY (1,2))
EX 1 The African people have successfully fought against colonial rule
LEMMA colonial
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 so
DEF = of or related to a COLONIST
EX 1 colonial ideas
LEMMA colonial
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 so
DEF = of or related to a COLONIST
EX 1 colonial ideas
LEMMA colonial
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 so
DEF = of or related to a COLONIST
EX 1 colonial ideas
LEMMA colonial
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 hi
DEF = (often cap.) of or related to the 13 British colonies (COLONY (1)) which formed the United States
EX 1 a beautiful old colonial house near Boston
LEMMA colonial
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 hi
DEF = (often cap.) of or related to the 13 British colonies (COLONY (1)) which formed the United States
EX 1 a beautiful old colonial house near Boston
LEMMA colonial
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 hi
DEF = (often cap.) of or related to the 13 British colonies (COLONY (1)) which formed the United States
EX 1 a beautiful old colonial house near Boston
LEMMA colonial
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 hi
DEF = of or related to the time when another country was a COLONY
EX 1 a beautiful old Spanish colonial house near Bogota, built when Colombia was ruled by Spain
LEMMA colonial
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 hi
DEF = of or related to the time when another country was a COLONY
EX 1 a beautiful old Spanish colonial house near Bogota, built when Colombia was ruled by Spain
LEMMA colonial
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
DEF = tech living in, consisting of, or forming a COLONY (3)
EX 1 colonial plants
LEMMA colonial
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
DEF = tech living in, consisting of, or forming a COLONY (3)
EX 1 colonial plants
LEMMA colonialist
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
DEF = (a supporter) of COLONIALISM; (a person) in favour of having or keeping colonies (COLONY (1,2))
EX 1 The Ruritanians feared the colonialist plans of the Flatland government
LEMMA colonialist
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
DEF = (a supporter) of COLONIALISM; (a person) in favour of having or keeping colonies (COLONY (1,2))
EX 1 The Ruritanians feared the colonialist plans of the Flatland government
LEMMA colossal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very large in size or quantity
EX 1 a colossal building a colossal rate of interest
LEMMA colour-blind
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
DEF = unable to see the difference between certain colours
EX 1 I first knew my son was colour-blind when he thought roses and grass were the same colour
LEMMA coloured
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. in comb.) the stated colour
EX 1 She wore a cream-coloured dress
LEMMA coloured
POS adj
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ..
DEF = becoming rare belonging to a race that does not have a white skin
EX 1 Many coloured people live in Bradford. coloured politics
LEMMA colourfast
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having colour which will not fade or run
EX 1
LEMMA colourful
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = showily coloured; full of colour or colours; bright; gay
EX 1 a bird with colourful wings
LEMMA colourful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = likely to excite the senses or imagination; rich in expressive variety or detail
EX 1 a colourful period of history a colourful language
LEMMA colourless
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = without colour
EX 1 Water is colourless. a colourless liquid
LEMMA colourless
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 md
DEF = having less than usual colour; pale
EX 1 He was so colourless we thought he was ill
LEMMA colourless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = dull; lacking variety, interest, strongly marked personal character, excitement, etc.
EX 1 John's wife is one of the most colourless people I've ever met. a colourless existence
LEMMA coltish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = often derog playful in an awkward uncontrolled manner; high-spirited
EX 1 the boy's coltish attempts at dancing
LEMMA coltish
POS adj
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ah
DEF = of, related to, or like a COLT (1)
EX 1
LEMMA comatose
POS adj
FIELD1 nd
FIELD2 zd
DEF = tech in a COMA@1; deeply unconscious
EX 1 Is the poisoned girl conscious; or comatose?
LEMMA comatose
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml of or like a COMA@1
EX 1 a deep comatose sleep
LEMMA comatose
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = inactive and sleepy
EX 1 feeling a bit comatose after dinner
LEMMA combative
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
DEF = ready, willing, or eager to fight
EX 1 He is combative by nature: he enjoys an argument
LEMMA combinatorial
POS adj
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 ..
DEF = belonging to that part of the science of numbers which deals with the arrangement of numbers, objects, letters, etc., in COMBINATIONs (7)
EX 1
LEMMA combustible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can catch fire and burn easily
EX 1 Petrol is highly combustible so don't smoke while you're handling it
LEMMA combustible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person or a person's character) that becomes excited easily
EX 1 My son has a very combustible nature and often loses his temper when he doesn't mean to
LEMMA come-at-able
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ACCESSIBLE; GET-AT-ABLE
EX 1
LEMMA come hither
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = purposefully attractive in a sexual way
EX 1 She looked at me with come-hither eyes and my excitement grew. a come-hither look
LEMMA come hither
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = purposefully attractive in a sexual way
EX 1 She looked at me with come-hither eyes and my excitement grew. a come-hither look
LEMMA comely
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = attractive; having a pleasing appearance
EX 1 a comely young woman
LEMMA comestible
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a substance) fit to be eaten as food
EX 1 rare comestibles, on sale at Christmas time
LEMMA comestible
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a substance) fit to be eaten as food
EX 1 rare comestibles, on sale at Christmas time
LEMMA comfortably off
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fairly rich
EX 1 They're comfortably off, so they can afford a new car every year
LEMMA comfy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = comfortable
EX 1
LEMMA comic
POS adj
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
DEF = funny; causing laughter; intended to amuse; humorous
EX 1 a comic performance
LEMMA comic
POS adj
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or marked by COMEDY (1,2,4)
EX 1
LEMMA comical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = amusing in an odd way; strange; odd
EX 1 That's a comical hat you're wearing, with all those flowers!
LEMMA coming
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = arriving; that is coming or will come
EX 1 During the coming joyful season we must remember the poor and those without homes
LEMMA coming
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = arriving; that is coming or will come
EX 1 During the coming joyful season we must remember the poor and those without homes
LEMMA coming
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml having the ability to succeed in work or in society
EX 1 a coming young man
LEMMA coming
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml having the ability to succeed in work or in society
EX 1 a coming young man
LEMMA commanding
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having command; being in charge
EX 1 Who's your commanding officer?
LEMMA commanding
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having command; being in charge
EX 1 Who's your commanding officer?
LEMMA commanding
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = controlling, because of a strong position
EX 1 We must have state ownership of the commanding heights of the economy (=the banks, railways, mines, large-scale industry, etc.). The castle has a commanding position on a steep hill
LEMMA commanding
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = controlling, because of a strong position
EX 1 We must have state ownership of the commanding heights of the economy (=the banks, railways, mines, large-scale industry, etc.). The castle has a commanding position on a steep hill
LEMMA commanding
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = deserving or expecting respect and obedience
EX 1 My wife has such a commanding voice that everyone obeys her
LEMMA comme il faut
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = according to proper social standards
EX 1 You can't wear those old trousers for the wedding_it's not comme il faut
LEMMA comme il faut
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = according to proper social standards
EX 1 You can't wear those old trousers for the wedding_it's not comme il faut
LEMMA commemorative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = produced in honour of a particular person, event, or occasion
EX 1 This stamp is commemorative of the Queen's wedding
LEMMA commendable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = worthy of or deserving praise
EX 1 commendable efforts
LEMMA commendatory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = serving to COMMEND (1)
EX 1 a commendatory letter
LEMMA commensurable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be measured by the same standard
EX 1 The journey from New York to Los Angeles in 1976 is not commensurable with the same journey in 1876
LEMMA commensurable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be measured by the same standard
EX 1 The journey from New York to Los Angeles in 1976 is not commensurable with the same journey in 1876
LEMMA commensurable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = COMMENSURATE
EX 1
LEMMA commensurable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = COMMENSURATE
EX 1
LEMMA commensurate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = equal in size, quality, or length of time
EX 1
LEMMA commensurate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fitting; suitable
EX 1 He was given a job commensurate with his abilities
LEMMA commercial
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ec
DEF = of, related to, or used in COMMERCE
EX 1 Our commercial laws are very old-fashioned
LEMMA commercial
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ec
DEF = likely to produce profit having or showing a desire to make a big profit without regard for other considerations
EX 1 This musician only makes commercial records
LEMMA commercial
POS adj
FIELD1 ra
FIELD2 zt
DEF = (of television or radio) paid for by charges made for advertising goods and services
EX 1
LEMMA commissioned officer
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
DEF = a middle- or high-ranking officer in the armed forces appointed by a COMMISSION@1 (6) signed by the head of state
EX 1
LEMMA committed
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 rl
DEF = having given one's whole loyalty to a particular aim, job, or way of life
EX 1 Jean's a committed nurse/Christian/teacher. Allan has been committed to equal rights for women for many months
LEMMA committed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (in a state of) having promised
EX 1 Allan has been committed to going there for a long time now
LEMMA commodious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having plenty of space for the purpose
EX 1 She could put all her clothes in one commodious drawer. a commodious house
LEMMA commodious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = esp. old use convenient or satisfactory for the purpose
EX 1 Although the house was small it was commodious
LEMMA common
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = belonging to or shared equally by 2 or more; united; JOINT (2) of or belonging to society as a whole; public
EX 1 The common good would best be served by keeping prices from rising too quickly
LEMMA common
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = found or happening often and in many places; usual
EX 1 Rabbits and foxes are common in Britain
LEMMA common
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = widely known; general; ordinary
EX 1 It's common knowledge among politicians that an election will soon be called
LEMMA common
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of no special quality; ordinary; having no special rank; average; plain
EX 1 Does the common man oppose the idea of political union between European countries? Common salt is very cheap. the common cold
LEMMA common
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog coarse in manner; typical of the bad qualities or behaviour of people who have no feeling for art, beauty, good manners, etc.; VULGAR
EX 1 The way you speak is very common. I don't like her; she's as common as muck/dirt (= very common)
LEMMA common
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
DEF = tech having the same relationship to 2 or more quantities
EX 1 5 is a common FACTOR (2) of 10 and 20
LEMMA common-law
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = according to COMMON LAW (but not STATUTE LAW)
EX 1 She's his common-law wife because she's lived with him for 20 years without marrying him. common-law marriage
LEMMA common-law
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = according to COMMON LAW (but not STATUTE LAW)
EX 1 She's his common-law wife because she's lived with him for 20 years without marrying him. common-law marriage
LEMMA common-law
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = related to COMMON LAW (2)
EX 1 Common-law principles were established at an early date in English history
LEMMA common-law
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = related to COMMON LAW (2)
EX 1 Common-law principles were established at an early date in English history
LEMMA commonly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = usually; generally; ordinarily
EX 1
LEMMA commonly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog in a COMMON@1 (5) manner
EX 1 Don't behave so commonly, you nasty girl!
LEMMA common-or-garden
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ordinary
EX 1 They've got a common-or-garden house just like anyone else
LEMMA common-or-garden
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ordinary
EX 1 They've got a common-or-garden house just like anyone else
LEMMA commonplace
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = common; ordinary
EX 1 Soon it will be commonplace for men to travel to the moon
LEMMA commonplace
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not fml common and uninteresting
EX 1 a commonplace person
LEMMA commonplace
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog (of statements or remarks) well-known and worn out by too much use
EX 1 The fashionable remarks of today often become the commonplace expressions of tomorrow
LEMMA communal
POS adj
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or shared by a COMMUNITY
EX 1 communal life
LEMMA communal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = marked by group ownership and use of property
EX 1 communal ownership of property
LEMMA communal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = shared or used by members of a group
EX 1 We had a communal television in our college which everyone could watch if they wanted to
LEMMA communal
POS adj
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, related to, or based on racial, religious, or language groups
EX 1 There are serious communal difficulties in Ruritania
LEMMA communicable
POS adj
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 md
DEF = (of thoughts, illnesses, ideas, etc.) that can be (easily) COMMUNICATEd (=passed from one person to another)
EX 1 a communicable disease
LEMMA communicative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = readily and eagerly willing to talk or give information; not secretive
EX 1
LEMMA communist
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of or related to) a person who favours the general principles of COMMUNISM
EX 1 Many people who are not members of the COMMUNIST party have communist beliefs. You must learn that there's a difference between "communist" spelt with a small "c" and "COMMUNIST" spelt with a large "C"
LEMMA communist
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of or related to) a person who favours the general principles of COMMUNISM
EX 1 Many people who are not members of the COMMUNIST party have communist beliefs. You must learn that there's a difference between "communist" spelt with a small "c" and "COMMUNIST" spelt with a large "C"
LEMMA communist
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
DEF = (of or related to) a person who believes that COMMUNISM is the best possible form of society and that it will one day be established in accordance with the principles of MARXISM-LENINISM
EX 1 The Communist party favours central ownership and control of the means of production
LEMMA communist
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
DEF = (of or related to) a person who believes that COMMUNISM is the best possible form of society and that it will one day be established in accordance with the principles of MARXISM-LENINISM
EX 1 The Communist party favours central ownership and control of the means of production
LEMMA commutable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be COMMUTEd
EX 1
LEMMA commutative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or related to COMMUTATION
EX 1
LEMMA compact
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = firmly and closely packed together; solid
EX 1 The trees grew in a compact mass
LEMMA compact
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of writing) expressed in a short space; CONCISE
EX 1 His book was written in a compact style
LEMMA compact
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = arranged in or filling a small space
EX 1 Jean's got a compact little flat
LEMMA compacted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = pressed, joined together, or united firmly and closely
EX 1 a compacted mass
LEMMA companionable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = friendly; likely to be a good companion
EX 1
LEMMA comparable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be compared
EX 1 A comparable car would cost far more abroad
LEMMA comparable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be compared
EX 1 A comparable car would cost far more abroad
LEMMA comparable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = worthy of comparison
EX 1 Our house is not comparable with yours. Ours is just a small hut while yours is a palace
LEMMA comparable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = worthy of comparison
EX 1 Our house is not comparable with yours. Ours is just a small hut while yours is a palace
LEMMA comparative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = based on or making a comparison
EX 1 a comparative study of European languages
LEMMA comparative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = measured or judged by comparison
EX 1 a study of the comparative wealth of the British and Dutch Royal Families
LEMMA comparative
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zg
DEF = of or related to the form of adjectives or adverbs expressing an increase in quality, quantity, or degree
EX 1 "Bigger" is the comparative form of "big". "Worse" is the comparative form of "bad"
LEMMA compassionate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = feeling or showing COMPASSION
EX 1
LEMMA compatible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can exist or work in agreement together or with another
EX 1 Do you think that religion is compatible with science? They aren't really compatible people/ideas/blood groups (=compatible with each other)
LEMMA compatible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can exist or work in agreement together or with another
EX 1 Do you think that religion is compatible with science? They aren't really compatible people/ideas/blood groups (=compatible with each other)
LEMMA compatible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can exist or work in agreement together or with another
EX 1 Do you think that religion is compatible with science? They aren't really compatible people/ideas/blood groups (=compatible with each other)
LEMMA compendious
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of writers, books, etc.) giving the main information and details about a subject in a short but complete form
EX 1
LEMMA compensatory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = serving to COMPENSATE
EX 1 compensatory payments
LEMMA competent
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having the ability or skill to do what is needed
EX 1
LEMMA competent
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = esp. law having the power to deal with something
EX 1 This court is not competent to deal with your case/competent with regard to your case
LEMMA competent
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = esp. law having the power to deal with something
EX 1 This court is not competent to deal with your case/competent with regard to your case
LEMMA competent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very satisfactory
EX 1 He did a competent job
LEMMA competitive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, related to, based on, or decided by competition
EX 1 the competitive nature of British society
LEMMA competitive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = liking to compete
EX 1 Jane's a very competitive person
LEMMA complacent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = pleased or contented with oneself; self-satisfied; without anxiety; untroubled
EX 1 However many matches a team wins it should never be allowed to get complacent
LEMMA complaisant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ready and willing to please others; ready to agree
EX 1
LEMMA complementary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = serving to complete; supplying what is lacking or needed by another or each other for completion
EX 1 Irish farming and British industry are complementary. Each provides what the other needs
LEMMA complete
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having all necessary, usual, or wanted parts; whole and in order; lacking nothing
EX 1 John's birthday did not seem complete without his father there
LEMMA complete
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = finished; ended
EX 1 When will work on the new railway be complete?
LEMMA complete
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = thorough; full
EX 1 It was a complete surprise to see you on the bus yesterday morning
LEMMA complete
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fully or additionally supplied
EX 1 We bought a house complete with furniture
LEMMA complete
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fully or additionally supplied
EX 1 We bought a house complete with furniture
LEMMA complete
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = now rare (of people) skilful
EX 1
LEMMA complex
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = consisting of many closely related or connected parts
EX 1 There is a complex network of roads connecting Glasgow and Edinburgh
LEMMA complex
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = difficult to understand or explain
EX 1 His political ideas were too complex to get support from ordinary people
LEMMA complex
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zg
DEF = (of a word or sentence) consisting of a main part and one or more other parts
EX 1 "Childish" is a complex word consisting of a main part, "child", and another part, "-ish". "If it rains, I won't go" is a complex sentence with a main part, "I won't go," and another part, "If it rains"
LEMMA compliant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = readily acting in accordance with a rule, order, demand, the wishes of others, etc.
EX 1 I don't respect people who are too compliant
LEMMA complicated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = containing or consisting of many closely related or connected parts
EX 1 a complicated machine
LEMMA complicated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = difficult to understand or deal with
EX 1 Don't ask me such complicated questions
LEMMA complimentary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = expressing admiration, praise, respect, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA complimentary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = given free, out of kindness or respect
EX 1 complimentary tickets
LEMMA composite
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (something) made up of a number of different parts or materials
EX 1
LEMMA compos mentis
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having the ability to think clearly and be responsible for one's actions
EX 1 (infml) I hope you're feeling compos mentis today; we've got an examination this afternoon
LEMMA compound
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a single whole) consisting of 2 or more separable parts, substances, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA compound
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zg
DEF = (of a word or sentence) consisting of 2 or more main parts
EX 1 "Childcare" is a compound word consisting of the 2 main parts "child" and "care"
LEMMA comprehensible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be (easily) understood
EX 1 One often finds a writer's books more comprehensible if one knows about his life and the time when he was alive
LEMMA comprehensive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = thorough; broad; including much
EX 1 The government gave a very comprehensive explanation of its plans for industrial development
LEMMA comprehensive
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ub
DEF = BrE (of education) teaching pupils of all abilities and from all social classes in the same school
EX 1
LEMMA compressible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be (easily) COMPRESSed
EX 1 Air is a compressible gas
LEMMA compulsive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = resulting from a COMPULSION (2)
EX 1 Compulsive smoking is bad for one's health
LEMMA compulsive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = resulting from a COMPULSION (2)
EX 1 Compulsive smoking is bad for one's health
LEMMA compulsory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = put into force by the law, orders, etc.
EX 1 Education is compulsory for all children in Britain
LEMMA concave
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
DEF = curved inward, like the inside surface of a hollow ball
EX 1 a concave mirror
LEMMA conceited
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing CONCEIT (1)
EX 1 Joan became very conceited after she passed those examinations
LEMMA conceivable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be thought of or believed; imaginable
EX 1 It is conceivable that my wife missed the train, but it's very unlikely
LEMMA conceivable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be thought of or believed; imaginable
EX 1 It is conceivable that my wife missed the train, but it's very unlikely
LEMMA concentrated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very strong
EX 1 This pupil has made a concentrated effort to improve his work
LEMMA concentrated
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
DEF = increased in strength by the removal of liquid or the addition of more of a substance
EX 1
LEMMA concentric
POS adj
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having the same centre
EX 1 concentric circles Is this circle concentric with that?
LEMMA conceptual
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, related to, or based on (the formation of) CONCEPTs
EX 1 Is conceptual ability limited to man?
LEMMA concerned
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = anxious; worried
EX 1 The concerned mothers anxiously waited for their children. I was very concerned about my mother's illness
LEMMA concerned
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = anxious; worried
EX 1 The concerned mothers anxiously waited for their children. I was very concerned about my mother's illness
LEMMA concerned
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = interested; taking part
EX 1 All concerned very much enjoyed their afternoon visit to the country
LEMMA concerned
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = interested; taking part
EX 1 All concerned very much enjoyed their afternoon visit to the country
LEMMA concerted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = planned or done together by agreement; combined
EX 1 a concerted effort of all governments to stop crime
LEMMA concerted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = nonstandard very strong (esp. in the phr. concerted effort)
EX 1 This pupil has made a concerted effort to improve his work
LEMMA concessive
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ..
DEF = fml of, related to, or being a CONCESSION (3)
EX 1
LEMMA conciliatory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tending or intending to CONCILIATE
EX 1 He was very conciliatory but I still can't forgive him
LEMMA concise
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = short and clear; expressing much in few words
EX 1 a concise speech/book/speaker
LEMMA conclusive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = putting an end to doubt or uncertainty
EX 1 conclusive proof that he was the murderer
LEMMA concomitant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = existing or happening together (with something else)
EX 1 war with all its concommitant sufferings
LEMMA concomitant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = existing or happening together (with something else)
EX 1 war with all its concommitant sufferings
LEMMA concordant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being in agreement; being of the same regular pattern
EX 1
LEMMA concrete
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tech existing as something real or solid; actual
EX 1 Light is not concrete but a window is
LEMMA concrete
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = particular as opposed to general; clear; DEFINITE
EX 1 Have you any concrete thoughts on how to deal with this difficulty?
LEMMA concurrent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = existing or happening at the same time
EX 1
LEMMA concurrent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = existing or happening at the same time
EX 1
LEMMA concurrent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tech having one and only one common point
EX 1
LEMMA concurrent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being in agreement
EX 1 My opinions are concurrent with yours as regards this matter
LEMMA condign
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. of punishment) fitting; well deserved
EX 1
LEMMA conditional
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = depending on a certain condition or conditions
EX 1 His agreement to buy our house was conditional on us leaving all the furniture in it
LEMMA conditional
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = depending on a certain condition or conditions
EX 1 His agreement to buy our house was conditional on us leaving all the furniture in it
LEMMA conditional
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in grammar) expressing a condition or supposition
EX 1 A conditional sentence often begins with the words "if" or "unless"
LEMMA conducive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = likely to produce
EX 1 Plenty of exercise is conducive to good health
LEMMA conductive
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
DEF = able to act effectively as a path for electricity, heat, etc.
EX 1 Copper is a very/highly conductive metal
LEMMA confederate
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 hi
DEF = belonging to a CONFEDERACY
EX 1 The 11 southern states which left the United States in 1860 and 1861 called themselves the Confederate States of America
LEMMA confessed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not secretive; open; by one's own admittance or declaration
EX 1 Mrs Jones is a (self-) confessed alcoholic
LEMMA confident
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = feeling or showing CONFIDENCE (1,2)
EX 1 a confident smile The politician spoke in a confident voice
LEMMA confident
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = feeling or showing CONFIDENCE (1,2)
EX 1 a confident smile The politician spoke in a confident voice
LEMMA confident
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = feeling or showing CONFIDENCE (1,2)
EX 1 a confident smile The politician spoke in a confident voice
LEMMA confidential
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = spoken or written in secret; to be kept secret
EX 1 confidential information
LEMMA confidential
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = trusted with private matters
EX 1 a confidential secretary
LEMMA confidential
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing full trust
EX 1 He spoke in a confidential voice. a confidential look
LEMMA confiding
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = trustful
EX 1
LEMMA confirmed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = firmly settled in a particular way of life
EX 1 He'll never get married: he's a confirmed BACHELOR
LEMMA confiscatory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that CONFISCATEs
EX 1
LEMMA confiscatory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that take(s) away too much in a severe manner
EX 1 Confiscatory taxes will ruin the industry of this country
LEMMA conformable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml obedient
EX 1 I've tried to be conformable to your wishes
LEMMA conformable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml acting in agreement
EX 1 Government actions should always be conformable to the will of the people
LEMMA conformable
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
DEF = tech (of beds of rock) having the same general shape as beds above and below
EX 1 conformable beds of rock
LEMMA conformist
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of, concerning, or being) a person who acts and thinks in accordance and agreement with the established rules, values, and customs, of society
EX 1
LEMMA conformist
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of, concerning, or being) a person who acts and thinks in accordance and agreement with the established rules, values, and customs, of society
EX 1
LEMMA confounded
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = confused and deeply troubled
EX 1 I felt confounded by your bad manners. a confounded look
LEMMA confounded
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = euph DAMNed
EX 1 That confounded boy's bad behaviour annoys me. He's a confounded fool
LEMMA confucian
POS adj
FIELD1 rn
FIELD2 ph
DEF = of or related to Confucius (Kung Fu-Tse) or his teachings or his followers
EX 1
LEMMA congenial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person or people) liked because of having the same behaviour, customs, etc.
EX 1 I met few people congenial to me in that city. congenial company/companions
LEMMA congenial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = pleasant; in agreement with one's nature
EX 1 congenial work congenial weather
LEMMA congenital
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zm
DEF = (of diseases) existing at or from one's birth
EX 1
LEMMA congratulatory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = serving to CONGRATULATE
EX 1 The day after my daughter was born I received a congratulatory letter and present from my friends at work
LEMMA congregational
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or related to a religious CONGREGATION (2)
EX 1
LEMMA congregational
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
DEF = of or related to CONGREGATIONALISM
EX 1 He's a member of the Congregational church
LEMMA congressional
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (often cap.) of or related to a CONGRESS@1, esp. to the United States CONGRESS (1)
EX 1 congressional elections a congressional committee
LEMMA congruent
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 zg
DEF = tech (of one or more figures in GEOMETRY) having the same size and shape as another or each other
EX 1 congruent TRIANGLEs
LEMMA congruent
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 zg
DEF = tech (of one or more figures in GEOMETRY) having the same size and shape as another or each other
EX 1 congruent TRIANGLEs
LEMMA congruent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml CONGRUOUS
EX 1
LEMMA congruous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fitting; suitable
EX 1 Your behaviour is not congruous with your social rank
LEMMA congruous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fitting; suitable
EX 1 Your behaviour is not congruous with your social rank
LEMMA conic
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 zg
DEF = of, related to, or shaped like a CONE (1)
EX 1 A conic section is a figure made on the surface of a CONE by an imaginary flat surface (PLANE@4 (1)) passing through it
LEMMA conical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = shaped like a CONE (1)
EX 1 a conical hat huts with conical roofs
LEMMA coniferous
POS adj
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, related to, or being a CONIFER
EX 1 coniferous trees coniferous wood
LEMMA conjectural
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = based on CONJECTURE
EX 1 I lack some necessary information so my opinion on this matter can only be conjectural
LEMMA conjoint
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = joined together; united; combined
EX 1
LEMMA conjugal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = concerning the relationship between husband and wife
EX 1 the conjugal bed conjugal rights
LEMMA conjugal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = concerning the relationship between husband and wife
EX 1 the conjugal bed conjugal rights
LEMMA conjugate
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
DEF = joined together as a pair
EX 1 2 conjugate cells
LEMMA conjunctive
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a word) joining or serving to join phrases together
EX 1 The word "however" although an adverb can be used as a conjunctive. It is therefore a conjunctive adverb
LEMMA conked-out
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = broken down; in very bad condition
EX 1 I can only afford to buy a conked-out old car
LEMMA connected
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = joined or related
EX 1 connected events
LEMMA connected
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = related by birth or marriage
EX 1 Most European royal families are connected (with each other)
LEMMA connected
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = related by birth or marriage
EX 1 Most European royal families are connected (with each other)
LEMMA connected
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = related by birth or marriage
EX 1 Most European royal families are connected (with each other)
LEMMA connected
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the various parts reasonably joined together
EX 1 a long but properly connected sentence
LEMMA connected
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having social, professional, or business relationships of the stated kind
EX 1 You must be very well-connected: you seem to know all the right people
LEMMA connective
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a word) joining or serving to join phrases, parts of sentences, etc.
EX 1 "And" is a frequently used connective in English
LEMMA connective
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (something) joining or serving to join things together
EX 1
LEMMA connotative
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 xx
DEF = of, concerning, or being a CONNOTATION
EX 1
LEMMA connubial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = CONJUGAL
EX 1
LEMMA consanguineous
POS adj
FIELD1 ki
FIELD2 xx
DEF = related by birth
EX 1
LEMMA conscience-smitten
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sorry for having done something wrong
EX 1
LEMMA conscientious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing or done with great care, attention, or seriousness of purpose
EX 1 a conscientious worker a conscientious piece of work
LEMMA conscious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = able to understand what is happening; awake
EX 1 He is badly hurt but still conscious. Is he conscious enough to answer questions?
LEMMA conscious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = able to think and will
EX 1 Man is a conscious animal
LEMMA conscious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = knowing; understanding; seeing with the mind
EX 1 John isn't conscious of his bad manners. Jean's always been very conscious that she annoys many people
LEMMA conscious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = knowing; understanding; seeing with the mind
EX 1 John isn't conscious of his bad manners. Jean's always been very conscious that she annoys many people
LEMMA conscious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = intentional
EX 1 Anne spoke with conscious nastiness to the old lady
LEMMA consecutive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = following in regular or unbroken order
EX 1 The numbers 4, 5, 6 are consecutive
LEMMA consequent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = following as a result
EX 1 The flooding of large areas of land was consequent upon the heavy rain
LEMMA consequent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = following as a result
EX 1 The flooding of large areas of land was consequent upon the heavy rain
LEMMA consequential
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = important
EX 1 a consequential decision
LEMMA consequential
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = CONSEQUENT
EX 1
LEMMA conservative
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = favouring the established order of society
EX 1 I have a very conservative uncle who still thinks that a woman's place is in the home
LEMMA conservative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = liking old ways; not liking change, esp. sudden change
EX 1 very conservative in matters of language
LEMMA conservative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not showy; modest
EX 1 That's a very conservative hair style; but I think it suits you
LEMMA conservative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = careful; kept within reasonable limits
EX 1 He made a conservative guess at the population of London
LEMMA conservative
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of, concerning, or being) a member of a CONSERVATIVE PARTY
EX 1 The present Conservative government does not seem very CONSERVATIVE@1 (1)
LEMMA conservative
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of, concerning, or being) a member of a CONSERVATIVE PARTY
EX 1 The present Conservative government does not seem very CONSERVATIVE@1 (1)
LEMMA considerable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fairly large or great in amount, size, or degree
EX 1 When her father died Jean became head of a very considerable business empire
LEMMA considerate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = thoughtful of the rights or feelings of others
EX 1 a very considerate young man considerate towards old people
LEMMA considered
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = reached after careful thought
EX 1 It is my considered opinion that you should be shot
LEMMA considered
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = reached after careful thought
EX 1 It is my considered opinion that you should be shot
LEMMA considered
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = highly regarded
EX 1 a very highly considered general
LEMMA consistent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person, behaviour, beliefs, etc.) continually keeping to the same principles or course of action; having a regular pattern
EX 1 The government hasn't been too consistent in the way it's treated unemployment and rising prices
LEMMA consistent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in agreement
EX 1 This statement is not consistent with the ones you made earlier
LEMMA consolatory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = comforting; intended to CONSOLE
EX 1
LEMMA consonant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml being in agreement
EX 1 Your actions do not appear to be consonant with your principles
LEMMA consonant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml being in agreement
EX 1 Your actions do not appear to be consonant with your principles
LEMMA consonant
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = tech of or marked by musical CONSONANCE (2)
EX 1
LEMMA consonant
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = tech (of a word or words) marked by CONSONANCE (3)
EX 1 "Home" and "game" are consonant (with each other)
LEMMA conspicuous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = noticeable; attracting attention; easily seen
EX 1 She's always conspicuous because of her fashionable clothes. He was conspicuous for his bravery. That was a very conspicuous mistake. (fig.) You were conspicuous by your absence yesterday
LEMMA conspiratorial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, related to, or concerning a CONSPIRACY (1)
EX 1
LEMMA constant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unchanging; fixed
EX 1 He drove at a constant speed
LEMMA constant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = happening all the time
EX 1 I dislike these constant arguments
LEMMA constant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = continuous; without break
EX 1 We make constant use of our new car
LEMMA constant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lit loyal; faithful
EX 1 a constant friend
LEMMA constituent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being one of the parts that make a whole
EX 1 What are the constituent parts of an atom?
LEMMA constitutional
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 pl
DEF = established or limited by a CONSTITUTION (1)
EX 1 There are severe constitutional limits on the queen's power
LEMMA constitutional
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 pl
DEF = allowed according to the CONSTITUTION (1)
EX 1 Is this new law constitutional?
LEMMA constitutional
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or related to the CONSTITUTION (2) of a person's body or mind
EX 1 a constitutional weakness
LEMMA constitutive
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 lw
DEF = CONSTITUENT@1 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA constrained
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = awkward; unnatural
EX 1 a constrained manner
LEMMA constructive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = serving a useful purpose; helping to improve or develop something; helpful
EX 1 John made a number of very constructive suggestions at the meeting
LEMMA consultative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can give advice or make suggestions; ADVISORY
EX 1 a consultative committee
LEMMA consulting
POS adj
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
DEF = providing specialist or professional advice
EX 1 a consulting lawyer
LEMMA consulting
POS adj
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
DEF = providing specialist or professional advice
EX 1 a consulting lawyer
LEMMA consulting
POS adj
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or related to CONSULTing or a CONSULTANT (esp. 1)
EX 1 a doctor's consulting room
LEMMA consulting
POS adj
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or related to CONSULTing or a CONSULTANT (esp. 1)
EX 1 a doctor's consulting room
LEMMA consummate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = perfect; complete
EX 1 Their happiness was consummate
LEMMA consummate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = perfect; complete
EX 1 Their happiness was consummate
LEMMA consummate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = skilled
EX 1 a consummate musician
LEMMA consummate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = skilled
EX 1 a consummate musician
LEMMA consumptive
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
DEF = of, related to, or suffering from TUBERCULOSIS of the lungs
EX 1
LEMMA contact
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = caused or made active by touch
EX 1 contact poisons
LEMMA contact
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = caused or made active by touch
EX 1 contact poisons
LEMMA contagious
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
DEF = (of a disease) that can be spread by touch
EX 1
LEMMA contagious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) having a CONTAGIOUS (1) disease
EX 1
LEMMA contagious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tending to spread easily from person to person
EX 1 Her laughter's contagious!
LEMMA contagious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml infectious
EX 1
LEMMA contained
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = calm; quiet; controlled
EX 1 Her feelings seem very contained
LEMMA contemplative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = marked by or spending much time in CONTEMPLATION
EX 1 a contemplative look
LEMMA contemporaneous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = originating, existing, or happening during the same period of time as another or each other
EX 1
LEMMA contemporaneous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = originating, existing, or happening during the same period of time as another or each other
EX 1
LEMMA contemporary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or belonging to the same (stated) time
EX 1 In 1066 William landed in England, and a contemporary Englishman wrote the following report of his landing: . . .
LEMMA contemporary
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 xx
DEF = modern; of or belonging to the present
EX 1 contemporary history/art/furniture
LEMMA contemptible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that ought to be treated with CONTEMPT (1,2)
EX 1 That was a contemptible trick to play on a friend!
LEMMA contemptuous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing, feeling, or expressing CONTEMPT (1,2)
EX 1 She's contemptuous of my humble home and poor surroundings
LEMMA content
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = satisfied; happy
EX 1 John seems content just to sit in front of the television all night
LEMMA content
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = satisfied; happy
EX 1 John seems content just to sit in front of the television all night
LEMMA contented
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = satisfied; happy
EX 1 Jean seems contented just to sit and sew in front of a warm fire
LEMMA contented
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = satisfied; happy
EX 1 Jean seems contented just to sit and sew in front of a warm fire
LEMMA contentious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) tending to argue
EX 1
LEMMA contentious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = likely to cause argument
EX 1
LEMMA contextual
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, according to, or resulting from the CONTEXT
EX 1 This word has a special contextual meaning here
LEMMA contiguous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = touching; next (to); having a common border
EX 1 England is the only country contiguous to/with Wales
LEMMA contiguous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = touching; next (to); having a common border
EX 1 England is the only country contiguous to/with Wales
LEMMA contiguous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = touching; next (to); having a common border
EX 1 England is the only country contiguous to/with Wales
LEMMA contiguous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = next or near in time or order
EX 1 Were these events contiguous?
LEMMA contiguous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = next or near in time or order
EX 1 Were these events contiguous?
LEMMA contiguous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = next or near in time or order
EX 1 Were these events contiguous?
LEMMA continent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = able to control oneself, esp. one's bodily desires and feelings
EX 1
LEMMA continental
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zg
DEF = of, related to, or typical of a very large mass of land
EX 1 The weather in Eastern Siberia is typically continental
LEMMA continental
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, related to, or typical of Europe without the British Isles
EX 1
LEMMA continental
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
DEF = AmE of, related to, or typical of North America
EX 1 The continental United States does not include Hawaii
LEMMA contingent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = dependent on something uncertain or that has not yet happened
EX 1 Whether or not we arrive on time is contingent on the weather
LEMMA contingent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = dependent on something uncertain or that has not yet happened
EX 1 Whether or not we arrive on time is contingent on the weather
LEMMA contingent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = happening by chance; accidental
EX 1
LEMMA continual
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = repeated; regular; frequent
EX 1 He hates these continual arguments with his wife
LEMMA continuous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = continuing without interruption; unbroken
EX 1 The brain needs a continuous supply of blood. The sign "continuous performance" means that there is only a short pause between the end of one showing of the film and the beginning of the next
LEMMA contour
POS adj
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 xx
DEF = related to or following the CONTOURs@1 of the land
EX 1 contour farming
LEMMA contour
POS adj
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 xx
DEF = related to or following the CONTOURs@1 of the land
EX 1 contour farming
LEMMA contraband
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of, concerning, or being) goods or possessions which it is unlawful to bring into or send out of a country or to own
EX 1 He was seized by the police because contraband goods were found in his house. contraband trade to trade in contraband
LEMMA contraband
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of, concerning, or being) goods or possessions which it is unlawful to bring into or send out of a country or to own
EX 1 He was seized by the police because contraband goods were found in his house. contraband trade to trade in contraband
LEMMA contraceptive
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of, concerning, or being) a drug or any object or material used inside or outside the sex organs as a means of preventing an act of sex from resulting in the birth of a child
EX 1 I get regular contraceptive advice from my doctor. Some people think that using contraceptives makes sex less pleasant
LEMMA contractile
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = (esp. of a muscle) that can CONTRACT@2 (3) or be CONTRACTed@2 (3)
EX 1 The heart is a highly contractile organ
LEMMA contractual
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 bz
DEF = of, related to, or agreed in a contract
EX 1 You have a contractual duty to provide this shop with 100 coats a week
LEMMA contradictory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = serving to CONTRADICT
EX 1 The politician's statement was contradictory to the one he'd made earlier in the same week
LEMMA contradictory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the habit of CONTRADICTing (1)
EX 1 Allan has a nasty contradictory nature
LEMMA contraindication
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 rx
DEF = a sign that a medicine should not be used
EX 1 High blood pressure is a contraindication for this new drug
LEMMA contrapuntal
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, using, or related to musical COUNTERPOINT
EX 1
LEMMA contrary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person or their character) difficult to handle or work with; unreasonably keeping to one's own opinions or plans, in opposition to the wishes of others
EX 1 Old Mrs Smith is far too contrary to make friends easily
LEMMA contrary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = completely different; wholly opposed
EX 1 contrary opinions
LEMMA contrary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unfavourable
EX 1 Our sailing boat was delayed by contrary winds
LEMMA contrite
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = caused by, feeling, or showing guilt
EX 1 a humble and contrite heart contrite tears
LEMMA contrived
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unnatural and forced
EX 1 the contrived gaiety of a worried hostess
LEMMA controversial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = likely to cause or causing much argument or disagreement
EX 1 a controversial speech/decision/person/politician/book
LEMMA contumacious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unreasonably disobedient, esp. to an order of court
EX 1
LEMMA contumelious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too bold in a disrespectful way
EX 1
LEMMA convalescent
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (for, related to, or being) a person spending time getting well after an illness
EX 1 a convalescent nursing home
LEMMA convenient
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = suited to one's needs
EX 1 a convenient house/time/place convenient tools
LEMMA convenient
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = near; easy to reach
EX 1 Our house is very convenient for the shops
LEMMA conventional
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = often derog following accepted practices, customs, and standards, sometimes too closely
EX 1 I wish you weren't so conventional in the clothes you wear. Jean's got very conventional opinions about food, so she won't eat anything new or foreign
LEMMA conventional
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a weapon) not atomic
EX 1
LEMMA conversant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = familiar; having knowledge or experience
EX 1 I can't claim to be very conversant with any of the sciences because I've never studied them
LEMMA conversational
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a word, phrase, manner, etc.) of or commonly used in conversation
EX 1 Business letters are not usually written in conversational style. conversational French
LEMMA converse
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of opinions, beliefs, statements, etc.) opposite
EX 1 I hold the converse opinion
LEMMA convertible
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
DEF = (of a type of money) that can be freely exchanged for other types of money
EX 1 The dollar is convertible, the ROUBLE is not
LEMMA convertible
POS adj
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a car) having a roof that can be folded back
EX 1
LEMMA convertible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be CONVERTed
EX 1 a convertible bed that changes into a seat
LEMMA convex
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
DEF = curved outward, like the outside edge of a circle
EX 1 a convex mirror that makes you look fat
LEMMA convinced
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full of CONVICTION (3)
EX 1 a convinced supporter of his political party
LEMMA convinced
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = certain; sure
EX 1 convinced that war would come convinced of it
LEMMA convinced
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = certain; sure
EX 1 convinced that war would come convinced of it
LEMMA convincing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = serving to CONVINCE
EX 1 a convincing speaker/speech Their claim to have developed atomic weapons is not very convincing
LEMMA convivial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) gay; fond of eating, drinking, and good company
EX 1
LEMMA convivial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of an event, behaviour, etc.) merry
EX 1 a very convivial party
LEMMA convoluted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml twisted; curved
EX 1 Some sheep have convoluted horns
LEMMA convoluted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = difficult to understand or follow
EX 1 convoluted arguments
LEMMA convulsive
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 xx
DEF = being, having, or producing a CONVULSION
EX 1 a convulsive movement of the muscles
LEMMA cooker
POS adj
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 zc
DEF = esp. BrE an apparatus on which food is cooked; STOVE; OVEN
EX 1
LEMMA cooker
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
DEF = a fruit intended to be cooked
EX 1 These apples are good cookers
LEMMA cooking
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
DEF = suitable for or used in cooking
EX 1 cooking apples cooking SHERRY
LEMMA cooking
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
DEF = suitable for or used in cooking
EX 1 cooking apples cooking SHERRY
LEMMA cool
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = neither warm nor cold; pleasantly cold
EX 1 a cool day
LEMMA cool
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = giving a feeling between warm and cold; helping to keep one from feeling too warm
EX 1 As it was a hot day she wore a cool dress. A cool wind blew off the sea
LEMMA cool
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of a person) calm; unexcited
EX 1 Even when you argue you should try and keep cool. John has a very cool head (=he never gets too excited)
LEMMA cool
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person, manner, behaviour, etc.) lacking warm feelings; not as friendly as usual
EX 1 Charles seemed very cool towards me today. I wonder if I've offended him. The president was given a cool welcome when he visited London
LEMMA cool
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml & derog (of a person, manner, behaviour, etc.) disrespectful
EX 1 I don't like the cool way you took my book without asking me first
LEMMA cool
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sl becoming rare very good
EX 1 You look real(ly) cool in that new dress
LEMMA cool
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml (used to give force to an expression, esp. to amounts of money)
EX 1 This businessman earns a cool L1000 a month
LEMMA cool
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml (used to give force to an expression, esp. to amounts of money)
EX 1 This businessman earns a cool L1000 a month
LEMMA cool-headed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = calm; hard to excite
EX 1
LEMMA cooperative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = helpful
EX 1 The teacher thanked her pupils for being so cooperative
LEMMA cooperative
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ec
DEF = made, done, or worked by people acting together
EX 1 The farmer and his neighbours decided to establish a cooperative farm
LEMMA coordinate
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = equal in importance, rank, or degree
EX 1 coordinate CLAUSEs in a sentence
LEMMA coordinate
POS adj
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or based on COORDINATEs@2 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA copious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = plentiful
EX 1 copious tears
LEMMA copious
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of a writer) having written much
EX 1 Agatha Christie was one of the most copious of British writers
LEMMA copper
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having) a reddish-brown colour
EX 1
LEMMA copper
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having) a reddish-brown colour
EX 1
LEMMA copper-bottomed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml safe in every way
EX 1 copper-bottomed promises
LEMMA copper-bottomed
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a ship) having its bottom covered in copper and therefore fit to sail in seawater
EX 1
LEMMA coptic
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ln
DEF = of, belonging to, or related to the COPTIC CHURCH, or the language used in its religious services
EX 1
LEMMA copulative
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zx
DEF = tech serving to connect words or word groups and expressing addition of their meanings
EX 1 a copulative CONJUNCTION
LEMMA copulative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml of or related to copulation (COPULATE)
EX 1
LEMMA coral
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having) a pink or reddish orange colour
EX 1 coral lips
LEMMA coral
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having) a pink or reddish orange colour
EX 1 coral lips
LEMMA cordial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = warmly friendly
EX 1 a cordial smile/welcome/invitation
LEMMA corinthian
POS adj
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 zb
DEF = of, related to, like, or typical of the most richly ornamented style of ancient Greek ARCHITECTURE (=building)
EX 1
LEMMA corked
POS adj
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of wine) having an unpleasant taste because of a bad or decaying CORK@1 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA corked
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sl very drunk
EX 1
LEMMA corner
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = used or shaped for use in a corner
EX 1 a corner table
LEMMA corner
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = used or shaped for use in a corner
EX 1 a corner table
LEMMA corner
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being at a corner
EX 1 a corner shop a corner seat
LEMMA corner
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being at a corner
EX 1 a corner shop a corner seat
LEMMA corner
POS adj
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 fb
DEF = (in certain games, such as football) of or related to the corners of a playing area
EX 1 a corner kick
LEMMA corner
POS adj
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 fb
DEF = (in certain games, such as football) of or related to the corners of a playing area
EX 1 a corner kick
LEMMA cornish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of Cornwall or its language
EX 1
LEMMA corny
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = old-fashioned; simple; said or repeated too often
EX 1 a corny joke/film/play corny acting
LEMMA coronary
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = tech of or related to either of the blood vessels that supply blood directly to the heart
EX 1
LEMMA coronary
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = tech of or related to either of the blood vessels that supply blood directly to the heart
EX 1
LEMMA coronary
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = tech of or related to either of the blood vessels that supply blood directly to the heart
EX 1
LEMMA coronary
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or related to the heart
EX 1
LEMMA coronary
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or related to the heart
EX 1
LEMMA coronary
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or related to the heart
EX 1
LEMMA corporal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, on, or related to the body; bodily
EX 1 corporal punishment
LEMMA corporate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, belonging to, or shared by all the members of a group; COLLECTIVE
EX 1 corporate responsibility/effort
LEMMA corporate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, belonging to, or related to a CORPORATION (1,2)
EX 1
LEMMA corporate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, belonging to, or related to a CORPORATION (1,2)
EX 1
LEMMA corporate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being or forming a single body
EX 1 the university became a body corporate/a corporate body
LEMMA corporate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being or forming a single body
EX 1 the university became a body corporate/a corporate body
LEMMA corporate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being or forming a single body
EX 1 the university became a body corporate/a corporate body
LEMMA corporeal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or for the body as opposed to the spirit
EX 1
LEMMA corporeal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be touched; material; PHYSICAL
EX 1
LEMMA corpulent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very fat
EX 1
LEMMA correct
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = right; without mistakes
EX 1 a correct answer correct spelling
LEMMA correct
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = keeping to proper standards of manners, behaviour, etc.
EX 1 It is not correct to speak while one's mouth is full
LEMMA corrective
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (something) intended or tending to correct
EX 1 The criminals were sent to prison for corrective punishment
LEMMA correlative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml (any of 2 or more things that are) naturally related
EX 1
LEMMA correlative
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zx
DEF = tech (either of 2 words) regularly used together but rarely used next to each other
EX 1 "Either" and "or" are correlative CONJUNCTIONs
LEMMA correspondent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml being in agreement; fitting; matching
EX 1 The result was correspondent with my wishes
LEMMA correspondent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = CORRESPONDING
EX 1
LEMMA corresponding
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = matching; related
EX 1 All rights carry with them corresponding responsibilities
LEMMA corroborative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person, information, etc.) intending or tending to CORROBORATE an opinion, belief, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA corrosive
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
DEF = able or tending to CORRODE
EX 1
LEMMA corrosive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = weakening or destroying society, a person's feelings, etc.
EX 1 the corrosive influence of industrial society
LEMMA corrosive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of language) very fierce
EX 1 a corrosive attack on the government's plans, printed in a newspaper
LEMMA corrupt
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = immoral; wicked; bad
EX 1 a corrupt film, full of sex and violence
LEMMA corrupt
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = dishonest; open to BRIBERY (=the buying and selling of favours for gifts or money)
EX 1 a corrupt judge
LEMMA corrupt
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = containing mistakes; different from the original
EX 1 They spoke a corrupt form of French
LEMMA cosmetic
POS adj
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 zc
DEF = of, related to, or causing increased beauty of the skin or hair
EX 1 a cosmetic cream
LEMMA cosmetic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog dealing only with the noticeable part of a matter or difficulty; intended to hide something bad
EX 1
LEMMA cosmic
POS adj
FIELD1 as
FIELD2 si
DEF = of or related to the whole universe
EX 1
LEMMA cosmopolitan
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = consisting of people from many different parts of the world
EX 1 a cosmopolitan crowd at a meeting of United Nations representatives
LEMMA cosmopolitan
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person, belief, opinion, etc.) not narrow-minded; showing wide experience
EX 1
LEMMA cosmopolitan
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
DEF = tech (of an animal or plant) existing in most parts of the world, under various natural conditions
EX 1
LEMMA costive
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = suffering from or causing CONSTIPATION
EX 1
LEMMA costly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a high price; EXPENSIVE
EX 1
LEMMA costly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = gained or won at a great loss
EX 1 the costliest war in our history
LEMMA cosy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = warm and comfortable
EX 1 a cosy little house
LEMMA coterminous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = touching; sharing the same border
EX 1 England is the only country coterminous with Wales
LEMMA coterminous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = touching; sharing the same border
EX 1 England is the only country coterminous with Wales
LEMMA council
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 so
DEF = esp. BrE (of houses, flats, etc.) built, owned, and controlled by the local government of an area
EX 1
LEMMA council
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 so
DEF = esp. BrE (of houses, flats, etc.) built, owned, and controlled by the local government of an area
EX 1
LEMMA council
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = used for council meetings
EX 1 Official meetings of the town council are always held in the council chamber
LEMMA council
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = used for council meetings
EX 1 Official meetings of the town council are always held in the council chamber
LEMMA countable
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 xx
DEF = that can be counted
EX 1 A countable noun can also be called a COUNT NOUN and is often marked [C] in this dictionary
LEMMA counter
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (in a manner or direction that is) opposed or opposite
EX 1 He acted counter to all advice
LEMMA counter
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (in a manner or direction that is) opposed or opposite
EX 1 He acted counter to all advice
LEMMA counterclockwise
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ANTICLOCKWISE
EX 1
LEMMA counterfeit
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = made exactly like something real in order to deceive
EX 1 a counterfeit coin
LEMMA countless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very many; too many to be counted
EX 1
LEMMA countrified
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, like, or belonging to the country or country people; unSOPHISTICATED
EX 1
LEMMA country
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, in, from, or related to the COUNTRY@1 (5)
EX 1 country life country speech a country house
LEMMA country
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, in, from, or related to the COUNTRY@1 (5)
EX 1 country life country speech a country house
LEMMA courageous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = brave; fearless; marked by courage
EX 1 It was courageous of you to try and save the drowning man
LEMMA courteous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = polite and kind; marked by good manners and respect for others
EX 1
LEMMA courting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in a relationship that may lead to marriage
EX 1 a courting COUPLE/pair
LEMMA courtly
POS adj
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ..
DEF = suitable for a royal court; worthy of respect; polite
EX 1 courtly behaviour a courtly procession
LEMMA covert
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = secret; hidden; not openly shown
EX 1 covert reasons covert dislike
LEMMA covetous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = marked by a too eager desire for wealth, possessions, or what belongs to someone else
EX 1
LEMMA cowardly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = typical of a COWARD
EX 1
LEMMA coy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of a woman or her behaviour) prettily modest or humble in the presence of others so as to attract attention
EX 1
LEMMA cozy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = COSY
EX 1
LEMMA crabbed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person, actions, or behaviour) bitter; bad-tempered; sour
EX 1
LEMMA crabbed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of writing done by a person) difficult to read because the letters are too close together
EX 1
LEMMA crabbed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of writings, a style of writing, or a writer) difficult to read or understand
EX 1
LEMMA crabby
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = CRABBED (1)
EX 1
LEMMA crack
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of high quality or good ability; skilful
EX 1 a crack force of soldiers a crack cricket player a crack shot (=someone who hits what he shoots at)
LEMMA crack
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of high quality or good ability; skilful
EX 1 a crack force of soldiers a crack cricket player a crack shot (=someone who hits what he shoots at)
LEMMA crackbrained
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = foolish; stupid; CRAZY
EX 1 a crackbrained idea
LEMMA cracked
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) stupid; foolish; ill in the mind; mad
EX 1
LEMMA crackers
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) mad; CRACKED
EX 1 Anyone who supports your football team must be crackers
LEMMA crackpot
POS adj
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of, belonging to, or being) a person with very strange, foolish, or mad ideas
EX 1 a crackpot scientist
LEMMA crackpot
POS adj
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of, belonging to, or being) a person with very strange, foolish, or mad ideas
EX 1 a crackpot scientist
LEMMA crackpot
POS adj
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of, belonging to, or being) a person with very strange, foolish, or mad ideas
EX 1 a crackpot scientist
LEMMA crafty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = cleverly deceitful
EX 1 That politician is as crafty as a fox
LEMMA craggy
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zg
DEF = steep and rough; having many CRAGs
EX 1
LEMMA craggy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of a man's face) rough in appearance; strongly marked
EX 1 I was attracted by Abraham Lincoln's craggy face
LEMMA cram-full
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = CHOCK-FULL
EX 1
LEMMA cramped
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = limited in space
EX 1 a cramped little flat
LEMMA cramped
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of writing) having badly-formed letters written too closely together
EX 1 Cramped writing is difficult to read
LEMMA cranial
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
DEF = of or related to the CRANIUM
EX 1
LEMMA cranky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very strange; peculiar; odd
EX 1 a cranky old scientist with cranky ideas
LEMMA cranky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a machine or apparatus) unsteady; shaky; in need of repair
EX 1
LEMMA cranky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = AmE bad-tempered; nasty
EX 1 a cranky unfriendly old lady
LEMMA crappy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of very low quality
EX 1 a crappy dance
LEMMA crash
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = marked by a very great effort to reach quickly the desired results
EX 1 She wanted to lose weight so she went on a crash DIET a crash course in conversational French
LEMMA crash
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = marked by a very great effort to reach quickly the desired results
EX 1 She wanted to lose weight so she went on a crash DIET a crash course in conversational French
LEMMA crashing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very great; complete
EX 1 a crashing fool/BORE@5
LEMMA crashing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very great; complete
EX 1 a crashing fool/BORE@5
LEMMA crass
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = stupid; unfeeling; coarse
EX 1 crass behaviour
LEMMA crass
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of stupidity, foolishness, etc.) complete; very great
EX 1 crass stupidity/IGNORANCE
LEMMA craven
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a person) completely lacking courage
EX 1
LEMMA craven
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a person) completely lacking courage
EX 1
LEMMA crazy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = mad; ill in the mind
EX 1 You're crazy to go out in this stormy weather
LEMMA crazy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = mad; ill in the mind
EX 1 You're crazy to go out in this stormy weather
LEMMA crazy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = mad; ill in the mind
EX 1 You're crazy to go out in this stormy weather
LEMMA crazy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = impractical; foolish
EX 1 a crazy idea
LEMMA crazy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = impractical; foolish
EX 1 a crazy idea
LEMMA crazy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = wildly excited; very fond (of) or interested (in)
EX 1 She's crazy about dancing
LEMMA crazy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = wildly excited; very fond (of) or interested (in)
EX 1 She's crazy about dancing
LEMMA creaky
POS adj
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
DEF = that CREAKs
EX 1 Remember to oil that creaky door
LEMMA cream
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having) the colour of CREAM@1 (1); (having) a yellowish-white colour
EX 1 She wore a cream dress
LEMMA cream
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having) the colour of CREAM@1 (1); (having) a yellowish-white colour
EX 1 She wore a cream dress
LEMMA creamy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = thick, soft, and smooth like cream
EX 1 Our new creamy soap will keep your skin soft and smooth
LEMMA creamy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = containing cream; tasting of cream
EX 1 creamy milk
LEMMA creative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the ability to produce, or producing, new and original ideas and things
EX 1 creative thinking
LEMMA creative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = resulting from newness of thought or expression
EX 1 useful and creative work
LEMMA credible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = deserving or worthy of belief; trustworthy
EX 1 a credible news report After this latest affair he hardly seems credible as a politician
LEMMA creditable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = deserving praise, honour, approval, etc.
EX 1 a creditable effort to establish peace
LEMMA credulous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too willing to believe, esp. without real proof
EX 1
LEMMA creepy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing or feeling an unpleasant sensation of fear, as of worms, insects, etc., creeping over one's skin
EX 1 a creepy old house
LEMMA crenellated
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ac
DEF = protected by BATTLEMENTS
EX 1 a crenellated castle
LEMMA creole
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of, being, or related to) a language which is formed by the combination of a European language with one or more others, and which has become the native language of its speakers
EX 1
LEMMA creole
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of, being, or related to) a language which is formed by the combination of a European language with one or more others, and which has become the native language of its speakers
EX 1
LEMMA creole
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of, being, or related to) a person of mixed European and African blood
EX 1
LEMMA creole
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of, being, or related to) any person of pure European blood born in the West Indies or parts of Spanish America
EX 1
LEMMA creole
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of, being, or related to) a descendant of a freed slave resettled in West Africa
EX 1
LEMMA creole
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of, being, or related to) a descendant of the original French settlers in the southern United States
EX 1
LEMMA creole
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 qu
DEF = (of, being, or related to) food prepared in the hot strong-tasting style of these descendants
EX 1 Creole cooking SHRIMP creole
LEMMA creole
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 qu
DEF = (of, being, or related to) food prepared in the hot strong-tasting style of these descendants
EX 1 Creole cooking SHRIMP creole
LEMMA crepuscular
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lit of, like, related to the time when day is changing into night or night into day; not bright; faint
EX 1
LEMMA crepuscular
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
DEF = tech (of an animal) active only during the time when day is changing into night or night into day
EX 1
LEMMA crescendo
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = gradually increasing in force or loudness
EX 1
LEMMA crescent
POS adj
FIELD1 as
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of the moon) increasing; growing; WAXing
EX 1
LEMMA crescent
POS adj
FIELD1 as
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of the moon) increasing; growing; WAXing
EX 1
LEMMA crested
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a CREST@1 (1,2,4)
EX 1 the bird's crested head The prince always writes on crested writing paper
LEMMA crestfallen
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = disappointed; low in spirits; sad
EX 1
LEMMA cretaceous
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of the nature of, like, or containing chalk
EX 1
LEMMA cretaceous
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (usu. cap.) of the period of time about 140,000,000 to 170,000,000 years ago, when the chalk-rocks were formed
EX 1
LEMMA criminal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or related to crime or its punishment
EX 1 A criminal lawyer is a specialist in criminal law
LEMMA criminal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or related to crime or its punishment
EX 1 A criminal lawyer is a specialist in criminal law
LEMMA criminal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of the nature of a crime
EX 1 a criminal act
LEMMA criminal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = guilty of crime
EX 1
LEMMA criminal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = guilty of crime
EX 1
LEMMA criminal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml very bad
EX 1 It's criminal that some people should have 4 houses while others have nowhere to live
LEMMA crimson
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having) a deep slightly purplish red colour
EX 1
LEMMA crimson
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having) a deep slightly purplish red colour
EX 1
LEMMA crimson
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having) a deep slightly purplish red colour
EX 1
LEMMA crinkly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having many thin lines or folds made by pressing or crushing
EX 1
LEMMA crinkly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of hair) curly
EX 1
LEMMA crisp
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = hard; dry; easily broken
EX 1 crisp pastry
LEMMA crisp
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = firm; fresh
EX 1 a crisp apple crisp vegetables
LEMMA crisp
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = newly made or prepared; fresh
EX 1 a crisp pound note
LEMMA crisp
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of hair) tightly curled
EX 1
LEMMA crisp
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of style, manners, etc.) quick; showing no doubts or slowness; clear
EX 1 a quick crisp reply a crisp manner of speaking
LEMMA crisp
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of the air, weather, etc.) cold; dry; fresh
EX 1 a crisp winter day the crisp autumn wind
LEMMA crispy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = CRISP@1 (1,2)
EX 1
LEMMA crisscross
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = marked by crossed lines
EX 1 a crisscross pattern crisscross lines
LEMMA crisscross
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = marked by crossed lines
EX 1 a crisscross pattern crisscross lines
LEMMA crisscross
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = marked by crossed lines
EX 1 a crisscross pattern crisscross lines
LEMMA critical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = finding fault; judging severely
EX 1 If you really understood the difficulties facing the government you wouldn't be so critical of its spending reductions. Janet's only critical of Alice because she doesn't like her
LEMMA critical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = marked by careful attention and judgment
EX 1 a critical thinker
LEMMA critical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, related to, or being, the deciding turning point (CRISIS) in the course of anything
EX 1 a critical stage of the fever of critical importance
LEMMA critical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very serious or dangerous
EX 1 a critical illness His condition is reported as being critical
LEMMA critical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or related to the work of a CRITIC (1)
EX 1 critical writings on art critical opinions on this latest play
LEMMA critical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or related to the work of a CRITIC (1)
EX 1 critical writings on art critical opinions on this latest play
LEMMA critical
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
DEF = tech (in science) of, being, or related to a fixed value as of pressure, temperature, etc., at which a substance changes suddenly
EX 1 Critical pressure is the smallest amount of pressure that can make a gas at critical temperature into a liquid. Critical temperature is the temperature above which a gas cannot become liquid even if the pressure changes
LEMMA critical
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
DEF = tech (in science) of, being, or related to a fixed value as of pressure, temperature, etc., at which a substance changes suddenly
EX 1 Critical pressure is the smallest amount of pressure that can make a gas at critical temperature into a liquid. Critical temperature is the temperature above which a gas cannot become liquid even if the pressure changes
LEMMA crook
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of things) nasty; bad
EX 1 The food/weather was crook
LEMMA crooked
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not straight; twisted; bent
EX 1 a crooked street
LEMMA crooked
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml dishonest
EX 1
LEMMA cross
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = angry; bad-tempered
EX 1 The old lady was really cross when the boy's ball broke her window
LEMMA cross
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = angry; bad-tempered
EX 1 The old lady was really cross when the boy's ball broke her window
LEMMA crossbred
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ah
DEF = produced by mixing breeds
EX 1 crossbred sheep
LEMMA cross-country
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = across the fields or open country
EX 1 a cross-country race
LEMMA cross-eyed
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 xx
DEF = having one or both eyes turned in towards the nose
EX 1
LEMMA cross-grained
POS adj
FIELD1 fr
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of wood) having the GRAIN running across rather than along; having an irregular GRAIN
EX 1
LEMMA cross-grained
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml difficult to please; ARGUMENTATIVE
EX 1
LEMMA cross-legged
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sitting with ankles crossed and legs wide apart
EX 1
LEMMA cross-legged
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having one leg placed over and across the other
EX 1
LEMMA crossply
POS adj
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a motor tyre) made stronger by cords pulled tightly across each other inside the rubber
EX 1
LEMMA crosswise
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = so as to cross something; across
EX 1 a wind blows crosswise
LEMMA crosswise
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = crossing another or each other; in the form of a cross
EX 1 logs laid crosswise on the floor
LEMMA crotchety
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or being a CROTCHET (2)
EX 1
LEMMA crotchety
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml (esp. of someone old) bad-tempered; liking to argue or complain
EX 1
LEMMA crowded
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = completely full; filled with a crowd
EX 1 a crowded bus crowded streets
LEMMA crowded
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = uncomfortably close together
EX 1 passengers crowded (together) on a bus
LEMMA crucial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of deciding importance
EX 1 at a crucial moment a crucial point in the talks
LEMMA crucial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of deciding importance
EX 1 at a crucial moment a crucial point in the talks
LEMMA cruciform
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = cross-shaped
EX 1
LEMMA crude
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in a raw or natural state; unprepared; untreated
EX 1 crude oil crude rubber
LEMMA crude
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing or lacking grace, education, or sensitive feeling
EX 1 crude behaviour crude people
LEMMA crude
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not skilfully made, done, or finished
EX 1 a crude shelter in the forest crude methods crude ideas
LEMMA cruel
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = liking to cause pain or suffering; taking pleasure in the pain of another; unkind; merciless
EX 1 The cruel master beat his slaves mercilessly with a whip. Anyone who likes watching animals suffer is cruel
LEMMA cruel
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = painful; causing suffering
EX 1 a cruel punishment/disease/remark (fig.) a cruel wind
LEMMA crumbly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = easily CRUMBLEd@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA crummy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of poor quality; worthless
EX 1 a crummy book What a crummy idea!
LEMMA crummy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = rather ill
EX 1 I've felt crummy all morning so I'm staying at home this afternoon
LEMMA crustacean
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
DEF = (of, belonging to, or being) any of a group of animals with a hard outer shell that are closely related to the insects
EX 1 LOBSTERs, CRABs, and SHRIMP are crustaceans
LEMMA crusty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a hard well-baked CRUST@1
EX 1 a crusty loaf
LEMMA crusty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = bad-tempered; bad-mannered
EX 1 a crusty man with crusty manners crusty old general
LEMMA crying
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of something bad) that demands attention
EX 1 There's a crying need for new schools in the big cities
LEMMA crying
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of something bad) that demands attention
EX 1 There's a crying need for new schools in the big cities
LEMMA cryptic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = hidden; secret; mysterious
EX 1 The words in a completed cryptic crossword can be read to give a special message
LEMMA crystalline
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or like CRYSTAL (1); very clear; transparent
EX 1
LEMMA crystalline
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
DEF = made of CRYSTALs (4)
EX 1 crystalline rocks
LEMMA cubic
POS adj
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 ..
DEF = being a measurement of the space that would fit into a CUBE@1 (1) with edges of the stated length
EX 1 a cubic inch/foot/mile/metre
LEMMA cubic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = CUBICAL
EX 1
LEMMA cubical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the form of a CUBE@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA cuckoo
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = stupid; mad; foolish
EX 1 a cuckoo boy cuckoo ideas You're cuckoo
LEMMA cuddlesome
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = CUDDLY
EX 1
LEMMA cuddly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lovable; suitable for cuddling (CUDDLE@1)
EX 1
LEMMA culinary
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
DEF = of, related to, or suitable for the kitchen or cooking
EX 1
LEMMA culpable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = deserving blame; guilty
EX 1 culpable behaviour They held him culpable for the offence
LEMMA cultivable
POS adj
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
DEF = that can be cultivated
EX 1
LEMMA cultivated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing good education and manners, sensitivity, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA cultivated
POS adj
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of land) used for growing crops
EX 1
LEMMA cultural
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or related to CULTURE
EX 1 cultural independence the cultural difficulties of children coming to a new society
LEMMA cultured
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = grown or produced by man
EX 1 a cultured PEARL
LEMMA cultured
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing good education, good manners, sensitivity, etc.; CULTIVATED
EX 1 cultured minds that like good books and painting
LEMMA cumbersome
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = heavy and awkward to carry, wear, etc.
EX 1 a cumbersome parcel
LEMMA cumulative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = increasing steadily in amount by one addition after another
EX 1 cumulative interest payable on a debt
LEMMA cuneiform
POS adj
FIELD1 al
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of, related to, or written in) WEDGE-shaped letters used in writing by the Babylonians, Assyrians, and other peoples of ancient Mesopotamia
EX 1
LEMMA cuneiform
POS adj
FIELD1 al
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of, related to, or written in) WEDGE-shaped letters used in writing by the Babylonians, Assyrians, and other peoples of ancient Mesopotamia
EX 1
LEMMA cuneiform
POS adj
FIELD1 al
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of, related to, or written in) WEDGE-shaped letters used in writing by the Babylonians, Assyrians, and other peoples of ancient Mesopotamia
EX 1
LEMMA cunning
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing or having cleverness in deceiving; clever
EX 1 as cunning as a fox
LEMMA cunning
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = old use skilful
EX 1 a cunning worker
LEMMA cunning
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml esp. AmE attractive; pretty; CUTE
EX 1 a cunning little girl/smile
LEMMA cupric
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
DEF = containing copper
EX 1
LEMMA curable
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 xx
DEF = that can be cured
EX 1 a curable disease
LEMMA curative
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 rx
DEF = (something) serving to cure an illness
EX 1 A rest in the mountains is the best curative for breathing difficulties
LEMMA curious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = eager to know or learn
EX 1 A good student should always be curious to learn
LEMMA curious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too eager to know or learn, esp. about what does not concern one; having or showing too much interest in other people's affairs
EX 1 He was so curious to know what was in the letter that he opened it, even though it was addressed to his father
LEMMA curious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too eager to know or learn, esp. about what does not concern one; having or showing too much interest in other people's affairs
EX 1 He was so curious to know what was in the letter that he opened it, even though it was addressed to his father
LEMMA curious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = odd; strange; peculiar
EX 1 a curious state of affairs
LEMMA curious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = interesting because rare; unusual
EX 1 a curious piece of 19th century art
LEMMA curly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having curls or tending to curl
EX 1
LEMMA current
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = belonging to the present time; of the present day
EX 1 current fashions/events/prices the current month's account
LEMMA current
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = commonly accepted; in general use
EX 1 This word is no longer in current use
LEMMA current
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of money) passing from one person to another; used as money
EX 1 The English 10-shilling note is no longer current
LEMMA currish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = cowardly; nasty; of, related to, or being a CUR
EX 1
LEMMA cursed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = hateful
EX 1 I hate the cursed fool!
LEMMA cursed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml annoying
EX 1 I wish that cursed dog would be quiet
LEMMA cursive
POS adj
FIELD1 al
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of writing) written in a flowing rounded style with the letters joined together; in the style of handwriting rather than printing
EX 1
LEMMA cursory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of work, reading, etc.) not thorough; done without attention to details
EX 1
LEMMA curt
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person, his manner, what he says, etc.) too short in speech to be polite; rudely short in speech, manner, etc.
EX 1 a curt speaker/reply/answer/manner
LEMMA curvaceous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a woman) having a pleasingly well-developed figure, with attractive curves
EX 1
LEMMA cushy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a job, style of life, work, etc.) needing little effort; easy
EX 1
LEMMA cussed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too unwilling to change one's opinions, actions, etc., even when they are clearly mistaken; OBSTINATE
EX 1
LEMMA cussed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = CURSED
EX 1
LEMMA custodial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or related to CUSTODY
EX 1
LEMMA customary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = established by or according to custom; usual; habitual
EX 1 It is customary to give people gifts on their birthday
LEMMA cut-and-dried
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = already prepared and unlikely to be changed; fixed or settled in advance
EX 1
LEMMA cut-and-dried
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being or done according to a plan, standard method, or well-known simple rule; ROUTINE
EX 1
LEMMA cute
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = delightfully pretty and often small
EX 1 She wore the cutest little dress you ever did see
LEMMA cut-price
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of goods) cheap; sold at reduced prices
EX 1 cut-price food cut-price petrol
LEMMA cut-price
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of goods) cheap; sold at reduced prices
EX 1 cut-price food cut-price petrol
LEMMA cut-price
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of goods) cheap; sold at reduced prices
EX 1 cut-price food cut-price petrol
LEMMA cut-price
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a shop) selling goods at reduced prices
EX 1 a cut-price garage
LEMMA cut-price
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a shop) selling goods at reduced prices
EX 1 a cut-price garage
LEMMA cut-price
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a shop) selling goods at reduced prices
EX 1 a cut-price garage
LEMMA cut-rate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sold at a price or rate below the standard charge
EX 1
LEMMA cut-rate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sold at a price or rate below the standard charge
EX 1
LEMMA cut-rate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sold at a price or rate below the standard charge
EX 1
LEMMA cutthroat
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very fierce; merciless; unprincipled
EX 1
LEMMA cutthroat
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very fierce; merciless; unprincipled
EX 1
LEMMA cutthroat
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very fierce; merciless; unprincipled
EX 1
LEMMA cutting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = bitter; severe
EX 1 After the government's cutting attack on the unions there seems little chance of industrial peace this winter
LEMMA cutting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of the wind) uncomfortably strong and cold
EX 1
LEMMA cutting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sharp-edged; very sharp
EX 1 Where's your cutting knife?
LEMMA cutting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sharp-edged; very sharp
EX 1 Where's your cutting knife?
LEMMA cyclic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = happening in CYCLEs@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA cylindrical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, related to, or having the form of a CYLINDER (1)
EX 1
LEMMA cynical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like, related to, or belonging to a CYNIC
EX 1 cynical remarks/behaviour
LEMMA cyrillic
POS adj
FIELD1 al
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of, related to, written in, or being) the alphabet used for Russian, Bulgarian, various other Slavonic languages, Mongolian, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA cyrillic
POS adj
FIELD1 al
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of, related to, written in, or being) the alphabet used for Russian, Bulgarian, various other Slavonic languages, Mongolian, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA cyrillic
POS adj
FIELD1 al
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of, related to, written in, or being) the alphabet used for Russian, Bulgarian, various other Slavonic languages, Mongolian, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA czech
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of Czechoslovakia
EX 1
LEMMA da capo
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in music) (to be played) once again, starting from the beginning
EX 1
LEMMA da capo
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in music) (to be played) once again, starting from the beginning
EX 1
LEMMA daft
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = silly; wild; foolish
EX 1 a daft person a daft thing to do
LEMMA daily
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (happening, appearing, etc.) once a day or every day or every day except Sunday and perhaps Saturday
EX 1 a daily journey goes there twice daily a daily newspaper called "The Daily News" He gets paid daily. He gets a daily wage
LEMMA dainty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = small, pretty, clean, and delicate
EX 1 a dainty child/dress/movement/piece of furniture
LEMMA dainty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not easy to please, esp. about food
EX 1 a dainty eater
LEMMA damascene
POS adj
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of DAMASK (1)
EX 1
LEMMA damask
POS adj
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a kind of cloth) ornamented with a special pattern
EX 1 with a beautiful damask cloth on the table
LEMMA damask
POS adj
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a kind of cloth) ornamented with a special pattern
EX 1 with a beautiful damask cloth on the table
LEMMA damask
POS adj
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a kind of cloth) ornamented with a special pattern
EX 1 with a beautiful damask cloth on the table
LEMMA damask
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = poet the pink colour of a DAMASK ROSE
EX 1 her damask cheek
LEMMA damask
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = poet the pink colour of a DAMASK ROSE
EX 1 her damask cheek
LEMMA damask
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = poet the pink colour of a DAMASK ROSE
EX 1 her damask cheek
LEMMA damn
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (used for giving force to an expression, good or bad)
EX 1 a damn fool damn foolish He ran damn fast
LEMMA damn
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (used for giving force to an expression, good or bad)
EX 1 a damn fool damn foolish He ran damn fast
LEMMA damnable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = bad enough for God to DAMN@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA damnable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml very bad
EX 1 this damnable weather!
LEMMA damnedest
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = the most unusual, surprising, etc.
EX 1 Isn't that the damnedest thing you've ever heard?
LEMMA damning
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that is very strongly against
EX 1 Some damning information against them was discovered
LEMMA damp
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = rather wet
EX 1 damp air a damp room
LEMMA dampish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = rather DAMP or wet
EX 1
LEMMA dandified
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (dressed) like a DANDY@1
EX 1 a dandified person/appearance
LEMMA dandy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very good
EX 1 That's a dandy idea; let's do it
LEMMA dangerous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = able to or likely to cause danger
EX 1 a dangerous person/place/drug/illness It's dangerous to smoke
LEMMA danish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of Denmark, its people, or their language
EX 1
LEMMA dank
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unpleasantly wet and usu. cold
EX 1 an unhealthy house with dank stone walls
LEMMA dapper
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. of small men) (perhaps too) neat in appearance and quick in movements
EX 1 a dapper person/appearance
LEMMA dappled
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = marked with many usu. cloudy and roundish spots of a type of colour different from their background
EX 1 a dappled horse
LEMMA dappled
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = marked with many spots of sun and shadow
EX 1 We rested in the dappled shade of a tree
LEMMA dapple-grey
POS adj
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a horse that is) grey with spots of darker grey or with spots of a different colour
EX 1
LEMMA daredevil
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a person) who is very brave but not properly careful
EX 1 That daredevil is going to jump into the water from a great height. What a daredevil person he is!
LEMMA daredevil
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a person) who is very brave but not properly careful
EX 1 That daredevil is going to jump into the water from a great height. What a daredevil person he is!
LEMMA daring
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very brave (in a good or bad sense)
EX 1 a daring person/action a daring effort to save the city a daring crime
LEMMA daring
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unusual; new in ideas
EX 1 a daring idea/plan
LEMMA daring
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = shocking
EX 1 a daring film
LEMMA dark
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = partly or completely without light
EX 1 too dark to read In winter it gets dark here early
LEMMA dark
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tending towards black
EX 1 dark hair dark green dark clothes a tall dark good-looking man
LEMMA dark
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = evil
EX 1 the dark powers that lead to war
LEMMA dark
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sad; unfavourable
EX 1 dark days ahead Don't always look on the dark side of things
LEMMA dark
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = secret; hidden not easy to understand
EX 1 There is some dark meaning in his words
LEMMA dark
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of voices) deep and rich
EX 1
LEMMA darling
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = dearly loved
EX 1 my darling husband/wife/child
LEMMA darling
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = dearly loved
EX 1 my darling husband/wife/child
LEMMA darling
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml (usu. used by women) charming; very nice
EX 1 What a darling dress!
LEMMA darling
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml (usu. used by women) charming; very nice
EX 1 What a darling dress!
LEMMA darn
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = DAMN@4
EX 1
LEMMA darn
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = DAMN@4
EX 1
LEMMA dashed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = disappointed; discouraged
EX 1 You look a bit dashed. What's wrong?
LEMMA dashed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = BrE euph DAMN@4ed
EX 1 That dashed cat! He's here again!
LEMMA dashed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = BrE euph DAMN@4ed
EX 1 That dashed cat! He's here again!
LEMMA dashing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a lot of DASH@2 (5)
EX 1 a dashing young officer
LEMMA dated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = out of DATE@2 (7)
EX 1 Those words all seem rather dated: I haven't heard them since the 1940's
LEMMA dateless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that will never end or go out of DATE@2 (7)
EX 1 Her dateless fame will never die. the play's dateless subject
LEMMA dative
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of or being) (a special form for) the INDIRECT OBJECT
EX 1
LEMMA dauntless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not DAUNTed; fearless
EX 1 dauntless courage/soldiers
LEMMA day-care
POS adj
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ..
DEF = caring for children during the day, while their parents are away working
EX 1 We need more day-care centres
LEMMA day-care
POS adj
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ..
DEF = caring for children during the day, while their parents are away working
EX 1 We need more day-care centres
LEMMA day-to-day
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = taking place, made, or done during several days coming one after the other
EX 1 life's day-to-day difficulties
LEMMA day-to-day
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = taking place, made, or done during several days coming one after the other
EX 1 life's day-to-day difficulties
LEMMA day-to-day
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = planning for one day at a time with little thought for the future
EX 1 They lived an aimless day-to-day existence
LEMMA day-to-day
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = planning for one day at a time with little thought for the future
EX 1 They lived an aimless day-to-day existence
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = no longer alive
EX 1 a dead man/plant/leaf Do the dead ever come back to life? (fig.) His love for you is now dead
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = no longer alive
EX 1 a dead man/plant/leaf Do the dead ever come back to life? (fig.) His love for you is now dead
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = no longer alive
EX 1 a dead man/plant/leaf Do the dead ever come back to life? (fig.) His love for you is now dead
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = no longer alive
EX 1 a dead man/plant/leaf Do the dead ever come back to life? (fig.) His love for you is now dead
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without life; not able to live
EX 1 dead rocks and stones dead matter
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without life; not able to live
EX 1 dead rocks and stones dead matter
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without life; not able to live
EX 1 dead rocks and stones dead matter
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without life; not able to live
EX 1 dead rocks and stones dead matter
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unable to feel
EX 1 It's so cold outside that my fingers feel dead. (fig.) That cruel man is dead to pity
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unable to feel
EX 1 It's so cold outside that my fingers feel dead. (fig.) That cruel man is dead to pity
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unable to feel
EX 1 It's so cold outside that my fingers feel dead. (fig.) That cruel man is dead to pity
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not in use
EX 1 a dead language dead ideas
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not in use
EX 1 a dead language dead ideas
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not in use
EX 1 a dead language dead ideas
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without the necessary power
EX 1 This cigarette has gone dead. dead matches a dead BATTERY The television's been dead since the storm (=it doesn't work)
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without the necessary power
EX 1 This cigarette has gone dead. dead matches a dead BATTERY The television's been dead since the storm (=it doesn't work)
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without the necessary power
EX 1 This cigarette has gone dead. dead matches a dead BATTERY The television's been dead since the storm (=it doesn't work)
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without movement or activity
EX 1 a dead weight (fig.) The place seemed dead
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without movement or activity
EX 1 a dead weight (fig.) The place seemed dead
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without movement or activity
EX 1 a dead weight (fig.) The place seemed dead
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml very tired
EX 1 After all that work, I'm really dead!
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml very tired
EX 1 After all that work, I'm really dead!
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml very tired
EX 1 After all that work, I'm really dead!
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a ball) out of PLAY@1 (13) (of a ball) unable to BOUNCE@1 (1a) (of ground where ball games are played) on which the ball does not roll fast
EX 1
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a ball) out of PLAY@1 (13) (of a ball) unable to BOUNCE@1 (1a) (of ground where ball games are played) on which the ball does not roll fast
EX 1
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a ball) out of PLAY@1 (13) (of a ball) unable to BOUNCE@1 (1a) (of ground where ball games are played) on which the ball does not roll fast
EX 1
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of sounds) dull; hollow; not ringing clearly
EX 1
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of sounds) dull; hollow; not ringing clearly
EX 1
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of sounds) dull; hollow; not ringing clearly
EX 1
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of colours) dull; without brightness
EX 1
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of colours) dull; without brightness
EX 1
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of colours) dull; without brightness
EX 1
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = complete
EX 1 a dead stop dead silence a dead loss
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = complete
EX 1 a dead stop dead silence a dead loss
LEMMA dead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = complete
EX 1 a dead stop dead silence a dead loss
LEMMA dead-beat
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tired out
EX 1
LEMMA deadly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = likely to cause or able to produce death
EX 1 a deadly disease/weapon
LEMMA deadly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = likely to cause or able to produce death
EX 1 a deadly disease/weapon
LEMMA deadly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = aiming to kill or destroy
EX 1 a deadly enemy
LEMMA deadly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = aiming to kill or destroy
EX 1 a deadly enemy
LEMMA deadly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = highly effective against something or someone
EX 1 a deadly argument against his plan
LEMMA deadly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = highly effective against something or someone
EX 1 a deadly argument against his plan
LEMMA deadly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = marked by determination or very great seriousness
EX 1 deadly seriousness
LEMMA deadly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = marked by determination or very great seriousness
EX 1 deadly seriousness
LEMMA deadly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like death in appearance
EX 1 deadly paleness
LEMMA deadly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like death in appearance
EX 1 deadly paleness
LEMMA deadly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog like death in dullness or lack of activity
EX 1 a deadly conversation
LEMMA deadly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog like death in dullness or lack of activity
EX 1 a deadly conversation
LEMMA deadly
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
DEF = making it impossible for the spirit or soul to advance further (esp. in the phr. the 7 deadly sins)
EX 1
LEMMA deadly
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
DEF = making it impossible for the spirit or soul to advance further (esp. in the phr. the 7 deadly sins)
EX 1
LEMMA deadly
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
DEF = making it impossible for the spirit or soul to advance further (esp. in the phr. the 7 deadly sins)
EX 1
LEMMA deadpan
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with no show of feeling, esp. when telling jokes as if they were serious
EX 1 deadpan humour The actor played his part completely deadpan
LEMMA deaf
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unable to hear at all or to hear well
EX 1 deaf people The deaf find social life difficult
LEMMA deaf
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unable to hear at all or to hear well
EX 1 deaf people The deaf find social life difficult
LEMMA deaf
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unable to hear at all or to hear well
EX 1 deaf people The deaf find social life difficult
LEMMA deaf
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unwilling to hear or listen
EX 1 deaf to all my prayers
LEMMA deaf
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unwilling to hear or listen
EX 1 deaf to all my prayers
LEMMA deaf-mute
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a person) who is deaf and cannot speak
EX 1
LEMMA dear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = much loved
EX 1 He's my dearest friend
LEMMA dear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = much loved
EX 1 He's my dearest friend
LEMMA dear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (usu. cap.) as an address, expressing fondness, or as a formality at the beginning of a letter
EX 1 Dear Jane Dear Sir
LEMMA dear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (usu. cap.) as an address, expressing fondness, or as a formality at the beginning of a letter
EX 1 Dear Jane Dear Sir
LEMMA dear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = precious
EX 1 Life is very dear to him. He holds life (very) dear
LEMMA dear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = precious
EX 1 Life is very dear to him. He holds life (very) dear
LEMMA dear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = precious
EX 1 Life is very dear to him. He holds life (very) dear
LEMMA dear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = esp. BrE costly
EX 1 It's too dear: I can't afford it
LEMMA dear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = esp. BrE costly
EX 1 It's too dear: I can't afford it
LEMMA deathless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unforgettable; IMMORTAL
EX 1 Shakespeare's deathless fame
LEMMA deathlike
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like death or like that of death
EX 1 a deathlike paleness/stillness
LEMMA deathly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = DEATHLIKE
EX 1
LEMMA debatable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be DEBATEd@2 because doubtful, questionable, perhaps not true, etc.
EX 1 a debatable statement/argument
LEMMA debatable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = claimed by more than one country
EX 1 a debatable border area
LEMMA debonair
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (usu. of men) gay and charming, but also polite and well-dressed
EX 1 a debonair manner/young man
LEMMA decadent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = marked by DECADENCE
EX 1
LEMMA deceased
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of people) no longer living, esp. recently dead
EX 1
LEMMA deceitful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = dishonest
EX 1
LEMMA decent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fitting; proper; socially acceptable; not causing shame or shock to others
EX 1 I tell you decent people just don't do things like that! decent behaviour/clothing/living conditions
LEMMA decent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml rather good
EX 1 You can get quite a decent meal there without spending too much money
LEMMA deceptive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tending or having power to deceive; misleading
EX 1
LEMMA decided
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very clear and easily seen or understood
EX 1 a decided change for the better a decided turn to the left
LEMMA decided
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing no doubt; sure of oneself
EX 1 a man of very decided opinions His character is very decided
LEMMA deciduous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = falling off seasonally or at a certain stage of development of life
EX 1 deciduous leaves
LEMMA deciduous
POS adj
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having parts that fall off, esp. leaves
EX 1 deciduous trees
LEMMA decimal
POS adj
FIELD1 ma
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having to do with the number 10
EX 1
LEMMA decisive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the power or quality of deciding
EX 1 a decisive influence
LEMMA decisive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = marked by or showing determination or firmness
EX 1 A decisive person acts quickly and often succeeds
LEMMA decisive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unquestionable
EX 1 a decisive advantage
LEMMA deckle-edged
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of paper, photographs, etc.) having rough irregularly-cut edges
EX 1
LEMMA declared
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of people) openly admitted, stated to be, or described as
EX 1 a declared enemy of mine a declared supporter of the government
LEMMA decollete
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a woman or a dress) leaving uncovered part of the shoulders, chest, and breasts
EX 1
LEMMA decorative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ornamental; used for decorating (DECORATE (1,3))
EX 1 a decorative gold table
LEMMA decorous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of appearance or behaviour) correct; not unpleasant to the feelings of others; properly serious in manner according to the customs of society
EX 1
LEMMA decrepit
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = weak or in bad condition from old age or hard use
EX 1
LEMMA dedicated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of people) very interested in or working very hard for an idea, a purpose, a field of activity, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA deductive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = by reasoning from a general idea or set of facts to a particular idea or facts
EX 1
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = going far downward
EX 1 a deep well the deep sea
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = going far downward
EX 1 a deep well the deep sea
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = going well inward from an outer surface
EX 1 a deep wound a deep chest
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = going well inward from an outer surface
EX 1 a deep wound a deep chest
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not near the surface of the body
EX 1 deep organs of the body
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not near the surface of the body
EX 1 deep organs of the body
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = well below the level of the conscious mind
EX 1 a deep disorder of the character
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = well below the level of the conscious mind
EX 1 a deep disorder of the character
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = going well back from a front surface
EX 1 a deep cupboard
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = going well back from a front surface
EX 1 a deep cupboard
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = near the outer limits of the playing area
EX 1 a hit to deep right field
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = near the outer limits of the playing area
EX 1 a hit to deep right field
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = going far from the side towards the centre
EX 1 deep borders of bright red silk
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = going far from the side towards the centre
EX 1 deep borders of bright red silk
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = towards the centre and far from the entrances or outer limits
EX 1 a house deep in the forest
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = towards the centre and far from the entrances or outer limits
EX 1 a house deep in the forest
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = going a stated amount in an understood direction, usu. downward or backward
EX 1 a shelf 20 inches deep cars parked 3 deep
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = going a stated amount in an understood direction, usu. downward or backward
EX 1 a shelf 20 inches deep cars parked 3 deep
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. in comb.) covered, enclosed, or filled to a stated degree
EX 1 ankle-deep in mud
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. in comb.) covered, enclosed, or filled to a stated degree
EX 1 ankle-deep in mud
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = difficult to understand
EX 1 deep scientific principles
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = difficult to understand
EX 1 deep scientific principles
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = BrE (of people) difficult to get to know well
EX 1 a deep person
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = BrE (of people) difficult to get to know well
EX 1 a deep person
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = mysterious and strange
EX 1 a deep dark secret
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = mysterious and strange
EX 1 a deep dark secret
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing a fine ability to understand things thoroughly
EX 1 a deep mind/understanding/thinker
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing a fine ability to understand things thoroughly
EX 1 a deep mind/understanding/thinker
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = strong; difficult to change
EX 1 a deep sleep deep feelings a deep influence
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = strong; difficult to change
EX 1 a deep sleep deep feelings a deep influence
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = seriously bad or damaging
EX 1 in deep debt/dishonour
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = seriously bad or damaging
EX 1 in deep debt/dishonour
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a colour) strong and full but not bright
EX 1 a deep blue sky
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a colour) strong and full but not bright
EX 1 a deep blue sky
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a sound or of breath) low; coming from far down in the chest
EX 1
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a sound or of breath) low; coming from far down in the chest
EX 1
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = distant in time or space
EX 1 deep in the Middle Ages
LEMMA deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = distant in time or space
EX 1 deep in the Middle Ages
LEMMA deep-laid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = planned in secret
EX 1 deeper-laid plans
LEMMA deep-rooted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having firm roots or strongly fixed in one's nature, esp. for a long time
EX 1 For some people, smoking is a deep-rooted habit
LEMMA deep-seated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = existing far below the surface
EX 1 a deep-seated illness, with no signs on the surface
LEMMA deep-seated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = DEEP-ROOTED
EX 1
LEMMA de facto
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in actual fact, though not perhaps justly or according to law
EX 1
LEMMA defective
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lacking something necessary; faulty
EX 1 defective machinery/hearing
LEMMA defective
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = lacking one or more of the usual forms of grammar
EX 1 "Must" and "can" are often defective verbs: for example, they have no -ing forms
LEMMA defective
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) well below the average, esp. in mind
EX 1
LEMMA defensible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be defended
EX 1 a defensible position
LEMMA defensive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that defends; that is for defence
EX 1 defensive weapons/play a defensive position
LEMMA defensive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sometimes derog (of the language or behaviour of someone) who always seems to be expecting attack
EX 1 I wonder why he's so defensive about his wife?
LEMMA defiant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing no fear or respect; fearlessly refusing to obey
EX 1
LEMMA deficient
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having none or not enough (of); lacking (in)
EX 1 food deficient in iron a deficient supply of water deficient in skill
LEMMA definite
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having very clear limits
EX 1 to set definite standards for our students
LEMMA definite
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without any uncertainty or unclearness
EX 1 We demand a definite answer
LEMMA definite
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unquestionable; undoubted
EX 1 That book of his will be a definite success
LEMMA definite
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing firmness of opinion and willingness to act quickly
EX 1 definite people/behaviour
LEMMA definitive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that provides a last decision that cannot be questioned
EX 1 a definitive victory
LEMMA definitive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that cannot be improved as a treatment of a particular subject
EX 1 She's written the definitive life of Byron
LEMMA deflationary
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
DEF = that produces, may produce, or is supposed to produce DEFLATION (2) of money or prices
EX 1
LEMMA deft
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = effortlessly skilful
EX 1 a deft performance
LEMMA defunct
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having finished the course of life or existence; dead
EX 1 a letter from her defunct aunt defunct ideas
LEMMA degenerate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having become worse (as in nature, character, quality, appearance, or use) in comparison with a former state
EX 1 Will too much freedom make them degenerate? Just what do you mean by "degenerate art"?
LEMMA degenerate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having sunk to a condition below that which is proper for a given type
EX 1 a degenerate SPECIES
LEMMA degenerative
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
DEF = of, related to, or tending to cause DEGENERATION
EX 1 a degenerative disease of the heart
LEMMA dejected
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing low spirits; sad
EX 1 a dejected look/person
LEMMA de jure
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = by right; of right; lawful(ly)
EX 1
LEMMA delectable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very pleasing; delightful
EX 1 What delectable food you cook!
LEMMA deleterious
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having an often unclear or unexpected harmful effect on the body, mind, or spirit
EX 1 the possible deleterious effects of being weightless for a long time/of bad books
LEMMA deliberate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = carefully considered; thoroughly planned
EX 1 The government is taking deliberate action to lower prices
LEMMA deliberate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = intentional; on purpose
EX 1 That shooting was not accidental, but a deliberate attempt to kill him!
LEMMA deliberate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of speech, thought, or movement) slow; careful; unhurried
EX 1 The old man rose from his chair in a deliberate way and left the room
LEMMA deliberative
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = for the purpose of deliberating; having the power of deliberating (DELIBERATE@2)
EX 1 Parliament is a deliberative body
LEMMA delicate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = finely made; delightful
EX 1 a delicate piece of silk
LEMMA delicate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = finely made; needing careful handling; easily broken or hurt
EX 1 The body is a delicate machine
LEMMA delicate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = needing careful treatment or TACT; likely to go wrong at any moment
EX 1 a delicate affair/position/subject
LEMMA delicate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = easily made ill; easily yielding to illness
EX 1 a delicate child in delicate health
LEMMA delicate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very pleasing but not strong and perhaps not easy to recognize, taste, smell, see, etc.
EX 1 delicate tastes/smells/colours
LEMMA delicate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sensitive
EX 1 That delicate instrument can record even very slight changes
LEMMA delicate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sensitive to bad manners in oneself or in others
EX 1 Some delicate people don't like to offend; others don't like to be offended. delicate feelings
LEMMA delicious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = giving great pleasure; delightful
EX 1
LEMMA delicious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = pleasing to one of the body's senses, esp. those of taste or smell
EX 1 What delicious food you've cooked!
LEMMA delightful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = highly pleasing
EX 1 a delightful little house
LEMMA delinquent
POS adj
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
DEF = not having obeyed the law or done one's duty; having broken a law, esp. one which is not very important; having a tendency to break the law or to do socially unacceptable things
EX 1
LEMMA delinquent
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of debts, accounts, etc.) not having been paid or paid into in time
EX 1
LEMMA delinquent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, like, or typical of DELINQUENTs@1
EX 1
LEMMA deliquescent
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
DEF = taking up water from the air and so becoming liquid
EX 1 Table salt becomes deliquescent in wet weather
LEMMA delirious
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, related to, or typical of DELIRIUM
EX 1
LEMMA delirious
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = suffering from or marked by DELIRIUM
EX 1
LEMMA delphic
POS adj
FIELD1 my
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, like, or concerning the ancient Greek city of Delphi or its famous ORACLE (1)
EX 1
LEMMA delphic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lit not clearly understood; seeming to have more than one possible meaning
EX 1
LEMMA delusive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = likely to DELUDE
EX 1 a delusive act/person
LEMMA delusive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that is a DELUSION; misleading
EX 1 a delusive belief
LEMMA de luxe
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of especially good quality, as if intended for the wealthy
EX 1 The de luxe model costs a lot more
LEMMA demagogic
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or like a DEMAGOGUE
EX 1 demagogic speeches
LEMMA demanding
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that needs a lot of attention or effort
EX 1 A new baby and a new job can both be very demanding
LEMMA demented
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = mad; of unbalanced mind
EX 1
LEMMA democratic
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
DEF = of, related to, or favouring DEMOCRACY
EX 1
LEMMA democratic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, related to, or intended to please the broad masses of the people
EX 1 democratic art
LEMMA democratic
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
DEF = favouring and practising social EQUALITY, esp. by mixing socially with people of the lower classes
EX 1
LEMMA democratic
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, related to, or favouring one of the 2 largest political parties of the US (the Democratic party)
EX 1
LEMMA demode
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = no longer in fashion
EX 1 I'm afraid your clothes/your ideas are a bit demode, my dear
LEMMA demoniacal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = possessed or influenced by a DEMON
EX 1
LEMMA demoniacal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, related to, or like a DEMON
EX 1 demoniacal cruelty
LEMMA demonic
POS adj
FIELD1 my
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, by, or like a DEMON; DEMONIACAL (2)
EX 1 demonic possession a demonic spirit
LEMMA demonstrable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be DEMONSTRATEd
EX 1 a demonstrable truth
LEMMA demonstrable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = easily clear; that can be seen as true without difficulty
EX 1
LEMMA demonstrative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that DEMONSTRATEs
EX 1
LEMMA demonstrative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that shows feelings openly
EX 1 a demonstrative person/action
LEMMA demotic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = belonging to or used by the common people
EX 1
LEMMA demure
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of women and children) quiet, serious, and not mixing easily with other people
EX 1 a demure young lady
LEMMA demure
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = pretending to be so
EX 1 trying to attract with demure behaviour
LEMMA denominational
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, controlled by, or being a religious DENOMINATION
EX 1 a denominational school
LEMMA dense
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (having parts that are) closely packed or crowded together
EX 1 a dense crowd dense trees
LEMMA dense
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = difficult to see through
EX 1 a dense mist
LEMMA dense
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = difficult to understand because packed with ideas
EX 1 dense writing
LEMMA dense
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = stupid; difficult to reach with ideas
EX 1 a dense mind a dense boy
LEMMA dental
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
DEF = of or related to the teeth
EX 1 dental decay
LEMMA departed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = gone for ever
EX 1 to remember one's departed youth/fame
LEMMA departed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = euph dead
EX 1 The departed was a good friend of mine. Let us pray for all the faithful departed who gave their lives for God
LEMMA dependable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be depended on or trusted
EX 1
LEMMA dependent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that depends on
EX 1 a dependent child/area Success is dependent on the results of this examination
LEMMA depilatory
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a substance) that gets rid of unwanted hair, esp. on the human body
EX 1
LEMMA depilatory
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a substance) that gets rid of unwanted hair, esp. on the human body
EX 1
LEMMA depilatory
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a substance) that gets rid of unwanted hair, esp. on the human body
EX 1
LEMMA deplorable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that should be DEPLOREd
EX 1
LEMMA deplorable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very bad
EX 1 The condition of this dirty room is deplorable. a deplorable performance
LEMMA deprecatory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = trying to prevent disapproval
EX 1 He admitted his mistake with a deprecatory smile
LEMMA deprecatory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = serving to express disapproval; APOLOGETIC
EX 1 his deprecatory words against the minister
LEMMA depreciatory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tending to DEPRECIATE
EX 1 I don't like your depreciatory remarks about her wonderful new book
LEMMA depressed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = low in spirits; sad
EX 1
LEMMA depressed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = flattened
EX 1
LEMMA depressed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the central part lower than the edges
EX 1
LEMMA depressed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = suffering from low levels of business activity
EX 1 depressed areas of the country
LEMMA depressed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being below the standard
EX 1 His reading level is depressed in comparison with other boys of his age
LEMMA deprived
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 so
DEF = (esp. of people) marked by lack of the things that make life worth living; poor and uneducated
EX 1 Are we doing enough to help the deprived?
LEMMA derelict
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = left to decay
EX 1 a derelict old house too dangerous to live in
LEMMA de rigueur
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = proper and necessary according to fashion or custom
EX 1 That sort of clothing is de rigueur at a formal ceremony
LEMMA derisive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing DERISION
EX 1 derisive laughter
LEMMA derisory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = deserving DERISION because useless, ineffective, or not enough
EX 1 a derisory offer of L10 for something worth L100
LEMMA derisory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = DERISIVE
EX 1
LEMMA derivative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not original or new
EX 1 Her paintings are really quite derivative, you know: they show a strong influence of the French school
LEMMA derogatory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing or causing lack of respect
EX 1 I can't bear his derogatory remarks about my character
LEMMA descended
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the stated person or other living thing as grandfather or grandmother, great-grandfather, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA descended
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the stated person or other living thing as grandfather or grandmother, great-grandfather, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA descriptive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that describes
EX 1 descriptive writing
LEMMA descriptive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that describes well
EX 1 the most descriptive writing I have ever read. Your words are very descriptive: I understand exactly
LEMMA descriptive
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = describing how a language is used
EX 1 a descriptive grammar of English
LEMMA deserving
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = worthy of support or help
EX 1 We must help the deserving poor. (fml) He is deserving of all praise for his great efforts
LEMMA deserving
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = worthy of support or help
EX 1 We must help the deserving poor. (fml) He is deserving of all praise for his great efforts
LEMMA designate
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = chosen for an office but not yet officially placed in it
EX 1 the minister designate
LEMMA designate
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = chosen for an office but not yet officially placed in it
EX 1 the minister designate
LEMMA designing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = intending to deceive
EX 1 Designing people always try to get what they want and don't care how they get it
LEMMA desirable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = worth having, doing, or desiring
EX 1 For this job it is desirable to know something about medicine
LEMMA desirable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing desire, esp. sexual desire
EX 1 a beautiful and desirable woman
LEMMA desirous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = feeling or having a desire
EX 1 She has always been desirous of fame/of being famous. The president is strongly desirous that you should attend the meeting
LEMMA desirous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = feeling or having a desire
EX 1 She has always been desirous of fame/of being famous. The president is strongly desirous that you should attend the meeting
LEMMA desolate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a place) sad and without people in it
EX 1 a desolate old house
LEMMA desolate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) sad and deserted by friends
EX 1
LEMMA despairing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing or causing DESPAIR@2
EX 1 He gave a despairing cry at the bad news
LEMMA desperate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) ready for any wild act because of loss of hope
EX 1 a desperate criminal He was desperate for work to provide food for his children
LEMMA desperate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of an action) wild or dangerous; done as a last attempt
EX 1 a last desperate effort to win
LEMMA desperate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a state of affairs) very difficult and dangerous
EX 1 The country is in a desperate state and we must all work hard
LEMMA despicable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that should be or deserves to be DESPISEd
EX 1 It is despicable of you to leave your wife and family without any money
LEMMA despondent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = feeling or showing a complete loss of hope and courage, and a belief that nothing can happen or be done to improve matters
EX 1 despondent about his poor health
LEMMA despotic
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or like a DESPOT
EX 1
LEMMA destined
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = intended for some special purpose; intended by fate; willed by God
EX 1 He was destined by his parents for life in the army. His work was destined never to succeed. I never thought I would marry her, but I suppose it was destined
LEMMA destined
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = intended for some special purpose; intended by fate; willed by God
EX 1 He was destined by his parents for life in the army. His work was destined never to succeed. I never thought I would marry her, but I suppose it was destined
LEMMA destined
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = intended for some special purpose; intended by fate; willed by God
EX 1 He was destined by his parents for life in the army. His work was destined never to succeed. I never thought I would marry her, but I suppose it was destined
LEMMA destined
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = intended for some special purpose; intended by fate; willed by God
EX 1 He was destined by his parents for life in the army. His work was destined never to succeed. I never thought I would marry her, but I suppose it was destined
LEMMA destined
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = intended for some special purpose; intended by fate; willed by God
EX 1 He was destined by his parents for life in the army. His work was destined never to succeed. I never thought I would marry her, but I suppose it was destined
LEMMA destitute
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lacking the simplest necessary things of life (food, clothing, shelter), or the means to buy or get them
EX 1
LEMMA destitute
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lacking in; completely without
EX 1 The cruel man was destitute of human feeling
LEMMA destructive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing destruction
EX 1 a destructive storm
LEMMA destructive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = wanting or tending to destroy
EX 1
LEMMA desultory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = passing from one thing to another without plan or purpose
EX 1 If she continues to work in that desultory way, she will never finish anything
LEMMA detached
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = separate; not connected
EX 1
LEMMA detached
POS adj
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 zb
DEF = (of a house) not connected on any side with any other building; free-standing
EX 1
LEMMA detached
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person or an opinion) not influenced by other people's opinions; not showing much personal feeling
EX 1
LEMMA detailed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with a lot of facts given
EX 1 He gave me a detailed account of his work
LEMMA determined
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = firm; having or showing a strong will
EX 1 a very determined woman who always gets what she wants I am determined to go and nothing will stop me
LEMMA determined
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = firm; having or showing a strong will
EX 1 a very determined woman who always gets what she wants I am determined to go and nothing will stop me
LEMMA deterrent
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (something) that DETERs
EX 1 Our bombs will be a deterrent to the enemy. the deterrent effect of the bad weather
LEMMA deterrent
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (something) that DETERs
EX 1 Our bombs will be a deterrent to the enemy. the deterrent effect of the bad weather
LEMMA de trop
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too much or too many
EX 1 A heavy coat was de trop when it was so hot
LEMMA de trop
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too much or too many
EX 1 A heavy coat was de trop when it was so hot
LEMMA deuced
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very bad(ly); unfortunate(ly)
EX 1 You seem to be in a deuced hurry. This bag is deuced heavy!
LEMMA devastating
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = completely destructive
EX 1 a devastating storm (fig.) a devastating argument against our new plan
LEMMA devastating
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml very good; able to obtain the desired result
EX 1 You look devastating tonight, my dear. His jokes were completely devastating (= very funny)
LEMMA developmental
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
DEF = of or about the development of the mind or body
EX 1
LEMMA deviant
POS adj
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 md
DEF = (a person or thing) that is different or moves away from an accepted standard
EX 1 Sexually deviant behaviour is sometimes against the law. Deviant children need help
LEMMA deviant
POS adj
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 md
DEF = (a person or thing) that is different or moves away from an accepted standard
EX 1 Sexually deviant behaviour is sometimes against the law. Deviant children need help
LEMMA devilish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = evil; like the devil
EX 1 Those devilish tricks of yours will get you into prison some day, young man!
LEMMA devil-may-care
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = gay, careless, and wild in behaviour
EX 1
LEMMA devious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog not direct and probably not completely honest
EX 1 Mary is a devious person and I don't trust her
LEMMA devious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not going in the straightest or most direct way
EX 1 Let's take this devious path to avoid the other people
LEMMA devoid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = empty (of); lacking (in)
EX 1 This house is totally devoid of furniture. He is devoid of human feeling!
LEMMA devoid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = empty (of); lacking (in)
EX 1 This house is totally devoid of furniture. He is devoid of human feeling!
LEMMA devoted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = loyal; loving; caring a great deal
EX 1 a devoted father/friend He is very devoted to his wife
LEMMA devoted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = spending a great deal of time and/or effort (on); fond (of)
EX 1 devoted to Bach/football/helping others
LEMMA devotional
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
DEF = of, about, or used in religious DEVOTIONS
EX 1 devotional literature
LEMMA devotional
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
DEF = of, about, or used in religious DEVOTIONS
EX 1 devotional literature
LEMMA devotional
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
DEF = of, about, or used in religious DEVOTIONS
EX 1 devotional literature
LEMMA devout
POS adj
FIELD1 r1
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of people) seriously concerned with religion
EX 1 a devout Hindu The devout were all hurrying to the mosque
LEMMA devout
POS adj
FIELD1 r1
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of people) seriously concerned with religion
EX 1 a devout Hindu The devout were all hurrying to the mosque
LEMMA devout
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full of serious purpose; feeling or felt very deeply
EX 1 It is my devout hope that he will not come back
LEMMA dewy
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = wet (as if) with DEW
EX 1 She looked at him all dewy-eyed with love
LEMMA dexterous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing DEXTERITY
EX 1 She untied the knots with dexterous fingers
LEMMA diabetic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (typical of or suitable for) a person suffering from DIABETES
EX 1
LEMMA diabetic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (typical of or suitable for) a person suffering from DIABETES
EX 1
LEMMA diabetic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (typical of or suitable for) a person suffering from DIABETES
EX 1
LEMMA diabolic
POS adj
FIELD1 r1
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or coming from the devil
EX 1
LEMMA diabolical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very cruel and evil
EX 1 What a diabolical plan!
LEMMA diabolical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml very unpleasant and annoying
EX 1 I've been waiting for this train for 45 minutes, and still it hasn't come. It's really diabolical!
LEMMA diacritical
POS adj
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zy
DEF = concerning or being a DIACRITIC
EX 1 diacritical marks
LEMMA diagnostic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or relating to diagnosing (DIAGNOSE)
EX 1
LEMMA diagnostic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of medical signs) helping to DIAGNOSE
EX 1 Your appearance and condition are diagnostic of yellow fever
LEMMA diagnostic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of medical signs) helping to DIAGNOSE
EX 1 Your appearance and condition are diagnostic of yellow fever
LEMMA diagonal
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 zg
DEF = (in the direction of) a straight line joining 2 opposite corners of a square, or other 4-sided flat figure
EX 1 The 2 diagonals of a square cross in the centre. Draw a diagonal line to divide the square into 2
LEMMA diagonal
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 zg
DEF = (in the direction of) a straight line joining 2 opposite corners of a square, or other 4-sided flat figure
EX 1 The 2 diagonals of a square cross in the centre. Draw a diagonal line to divide the square into 2
LEMMA diagonal
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 zg
DEF = (in the direction of) a straight line joining 2 opposite corners of a square, or other 4-sided flat figure
EX 1 The 2 diagonals of a square cross in the centre. Draw a diagonal line to divide the square into 2
LEMMA diagonal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (any straight line) which runs in a sloping direction
EX 1 a cloth with a diagonal pattern
LEMMA diagonal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (any straight line) which runs in a sloping direction
EX 1 a cloth with a diagonal pattern
LEMMA diagonal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (any straight line) which runs in a sloping direction
EX 1 a cloth with a diagonal pattern
LEMMA diaphanous
POS adj
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. of cloth) so fine and thin that it can be seen through
EX 1
LEMMA dicey
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = risky and uncertain
EX 1
LEMMA dicky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = weak; likely to break or go wrong
EX 1 My father has a dicky heart. Be careful up there! The ladder's a bit dicky
LEMMA dictatorial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people or behaviour) (typical) of a DICTATOR
EX 1 a dictatorial ruler dictatorial power
LEMMA dictatorial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like (that of) a DICTATOR
EX 1 dictatorial manners Don't be so dictatorial!
LEMMA didactic
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of speech or writing) meant to teach, esp. to teach a moral lesson
EX 1
LEMMA didactic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog (typical of a person) too eager to teach
EX 1
LEMMA dietary
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 rl
DEF = of or concerning DIET@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA dietetic
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 md
DEF = concerned with DIETETICS
EX 1 dietetic studies
LEMMA dietetic
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 md
DEF = concerned with DIETETICS
EX 1 dietetic studies
LEMMA different
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unlike; not of the same kind
EX 1 Mary and Jane are quite different. Mary is different from/than/to Jane. She is different than Jane is. He's a different man from what he was 10 years ago
LEMMA different
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unlike; not of the same kind
EX 1 Mary and Jane are quite different. Mary is different from/than/to Jane. She is different than Jane is. He's a different man from what he was 10 years ago
LEMMA different
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unlike; not of the same kind
EX 1 Mary and Jane are quite different. Mary is different from/than/to Jane. She is different than Jane is. He's a different man from what he was 10 years ago
LEMMA different
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = separate; other
EX 1 John and Peter belong to different age-groups. This is a different car from the one I drove yesterday
LEMMA different
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = separate; other
EX 1 John and Peter belong to different age-groups. This is a different car from the one I drove yesterday
LEMMA different
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = separate; other
EX 1 John and Peter belong to different age-groups. This is a different car from the one I drove yesterday
LEMMA different
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (with pl.) various; several; that are not the same
EX 1 We make this dress in (3/a lot of) different colours
LEMMA different
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml unusual; special
EX 1 Buy Sloppo, the soap that is different! (advertisement)
LEMMA differential
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = depending on a DIFFERENCE (1,2)
EX 1 They pay differential rents according to their income
LEMMA difficult
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not easy; hard to do, make, understand, etc.
EX 1 English is difficult. a difficult language to learn It was very difficult to put the tent up because of the wind
LEMMA difficult
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not easy; hard to do, make, understand, etc.
EX 1 English is difficult. a difficult language to learn It was very difficult to put the tent up because of the wind
LEMMA difficult
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) unfriendly and always quarrelling; not easily pleased
EX 1 a difficult child Don't be so difficult!
LEMMA diffident
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing a lack of belief in one's own powers, and therefore unwilling to speak or act with force
EX 1 He is diffident about expressing his opinions
LEMMA diffuse
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = DIFFUSEd@2
EX 1 Direct light is better for reading than diffuse light
LEMMA diffuse
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog (of speaking or writing, or of a speaker or writer) using too many words and not keeping to the point
EX 1
LEMMA digestive
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = connected with or helping in the DIGESTing@2 (1) of food
EX 1
LEMMA digital
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
DEF = relating to calculation with DIGITs (1)
EX 1
LEMMA digital
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
DEF = relating to calculation with DIGITs (1)
EX 1
LEMMA digital
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = relating to the fingers and toes
EX 1
LEMMA digital
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = relating to the fingers and toes
EX 1
LEMMA dignified
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and behaviour) having or showing DIGNITY (1,2)
EX 1 a dignified manner a dignified old man
LEMMA dilapidated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of things) broken and old; falling to pieces
EX 1 a dilapidated car/castle
LEMMA dilatory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and behaviour) slow in action; causing delay
EX 1 It was rather dilatory of him not to answer such an important letter
LEMMA dilettante
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (typical of) a person who amuses himself with an art or branch of knowledge, but without taking it seriously
EX 1
LEMMA dilettante
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (typical of) a person who amuses himself with an art or branch of knowledge, but without taking it seriously
EX 1
LEMMA diligent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and behaviour) hardworking; showing steady effort
EX 1 He's a diligent worker and deserves more pay
LEMMA dilute
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that has been DILUTEd
EX 1 a very dilute mixture
LEMMA dim
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a light) not bright
EX 1 The light is too dim for me to see
LEMMA dim
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not easy to see
EX 1 the dim shape of a large animal in the mist
LEMMA dim
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of the eyes) not able to see clearly
EX 1 The old man's eyesight was dim
LEMMA dim
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml (of people) stupid
EX 1
LEMMA diminutive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very small, and sometimes also lovable
EX 1 The dog is so diminutive that it can be carried in my pocket
LEMMA dingdong
POS adj
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (like) the noise made by a bell
EX 1 The bells rang dingdong all morning
LEMMA dingdong
POS adj
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (like) the noise made by a bell
EX 1 The bells rang dingdong all morning
LEMMA dingdong
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml ((of) a fight or argument) with first one side winning and then the other winning, repeatedly
EX 1 a dingdong battle
LEMMA dingy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of things and places) dirty and faded
EX 1 a dingy street The curtains are getting rather dingy
LEMMA dinkum
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = honest; real; GENUINE (esp. in the phr. fair dinkum)
EX 1
LEMMA dinky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = BrE (used esp. by women) small and charming
EX 1 Look at that dinky little spoon!
LEMMA dinky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = AmE derog small and unimportant
EX 1 This room is too dinky for me
LEMMA diplomatic
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 zd
DEF = of or related to DIPLOMACY (1)
EX 1 Nigel joined the diplomatic service
LEMMA diplomatic
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 zd
DEF = of or related to DIPLOMACY (1)
EX 1 Nigel joined the diplomatic service
LEMMA diplomatic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or related to DIPLOMACY (2)
EX 1 Try to be diplomatic when you refuse her invitation, so as not to cause bad feeling
LEMMA diplomatic
POS adj
FIELD1 is
FIELD2 zl
DEF = tech of or related to the study of the form of ancient writings tech copying exactly the form of the original
EX 1 a diplomatic EDITION of an ancient piece of writing
LEMMA diplomatic
POS adj
FIELD1 is
FIELD2 zl
DEF = tech of or related to the study of the form of ancient writings tech copying exactly the form of the original
EX 1 a diplomatic EDITION of an ancient piece of writing
LEMMA dire
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of needs and dangers) very great; terrible
EX 1 be in dire need of food
LEMMA dire
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of needs and dangers) very great; terrible
EX 1 be in dire need of food
LEMMA dire
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing great fear for the future
EX 1 a dire warning
LEMMA dire
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing great fear for the future
EX 1 a dire warning
LEMMA direct
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = straight; going from one point to another without turning aside
EX 1 Which is the most direct way to London? The bomb made a direct hit on the school
LEMMA direct
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = straight; going from one point to another without turning aside
EX 1 Which is the most direct way to London? The bomb made a direct hit on the school
LEMMA direct
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = leading from one point to another without stopping and without anything coming between
EX 1 a direct flight from London to Los Angeles as a direct result of this event
LEMMA direct
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = leading from one point to another without stopping and without anything coming between
EX 1 a direct flight from London to Los Angeles as a direct result of this event
LEMMA direct
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of family relationships) passing in a straight line from parent to child
EX 1
LEMMA direct
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of family relationships) passing in a straight line from parent to child
EX 1
LEMMA direct
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and behaviour) honest and easily understood
EX 1 He gave a direct answer to my question. She's always very direct and open in her manner, so I know exactly what she's thinking
LEMMA direct
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = exact
EX 1 He's the direct opposite of his brother
LEMMA direct
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = exact
EX 1 He's the direct opposite of his brother
LEMMA directional
POS adj
FIELD1 ra
FIELD2 ..
DEF = connected with direction in space; suitable for finding out where radio signals come from (esp. in the phr. directional aerial)
EX 1
LEMMA directive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = meant to instruct and direct
EX 1
LEMMA directive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = meant to instruct and direct
EX 1
LEMMA direful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = threatening or producing terrible effects
EX 1
LEMMA dirty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not clean
EX 1 dirty hands My dress is getting dirty and needs washing
LEMMA dirty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing people or things to become unclean
EX 1 Repairing cars is a dirty job
LEMMA dirty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of thoughts or words) concerned with sex in an unpleasant way
EX 1 They sat up drinking and telling dirty stories
LEMMA dirty
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = infml (of the weather) rough and unpleasant
EX 1 The fishermen won't go out on such a dirty night
LEMMA dirty
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (of an atomic bomb) having a large amount of FALLOUT
EX 1
LEMMA disadvantageous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing or being a DISADVANTAGE
EX 1
LEMMA disaffected
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = politically discontented; lacking loyalty (esp. to/towards a government)
EX 1 The people are becoming disaffected to/towards the chief minister
LEMMA disaffected
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = politically discontented; lacking loyalty (esp. to/towards a government)
EX 1 The people are becoming disaffected to/towards the chief minister
LEMMA disagreeable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unpleasant; causing discomfort
EX 1 Sweeping chimneys is a disagreeable job
LEMMA disagreeable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) bad-tempered and unfriendly
EX 1 Smile at me, and stop being so disagreeable
LEMMA disappointed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) unhappy at not seeing hopes come true
EX 1 Since he lost the election he's a disappointed man. Are you very disappointed about/at losing the race? My parents will be disappointed in/with me if I fail the examination
LEMMA disappointed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) unhappy at not seeing hopes come true
EX 1 Since he lost the election he's a disappointed man. Are you very disappointed about/at losing the race? My parents will be disappointed in/with me if I fail the examination
LEMMA disappointed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) unhappy at not seeing hopes come true
EX 1 Since he lost the election he's a disappointed man. Are you very disappointed about/at losing the race? My parents will be disappointed in/with me if I fail the examination
LEMMA disappointed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) unhappy at not seeing hopes come true
EX 1 Since he lost the election he's a disappointed man. Are you very disappointed about/at losing the race? My parents will be disappointed in/with me if I fail the examination
LEMMA disappointed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) unhappy at not seeing hopes come true
EX 1 Since he lost the election he's a disappointed man. Are you very disappointed about/at losing the race? My parents will be disappointed in/with me if I fail the examination
LEMMA disappointed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a plan or hope) defeated
EX 1 his disappointed hopes for his future
LEMMA disappointing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing one to be unhappy at not seeing hopes come true
EX 1 What disappointing news! Your examination marks are rather disappointing; I hoped you would do better
LEMMA disastrous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being a DISASTER
EX 1 a disastrous mistake The results were disastrous
LEMMA discerning
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing the power to decide and judge; having good taste
EX 1 a discerning man/mind The discerning like to buy their clothes at my shop
LEMMA discerning
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing the power to decide and judge; having good taste
EX 1 a discerning man/mind The discerning like to buy their clothes at my shop
LEMMA disciplinary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or relating to DISCIPLINE@1 (1,2)
EX 1 We must take strong disciplinary action against the wrongdoers
LEMMA disciplinary
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or relating to DISCIPLINE@1 (5) (usu. in the phr. interdisciplinary studies)
EX 1
LEMMA disconnected
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of thoughts and ideas) badly connected; not well planned
EX 1 make a few disconnected remarks
LEMMA disconsolate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (typical of a person) hopelessly sad, esp. at the loss of something, and unwilling to be comforted
EX 1 his disconsolate face She is disconsolate about/at the death of her cat
LEMMA disconsolate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (typical of a person) hopelessly sad, esp. at the loss of something, and unwilling to be comforted
EX 1 his disconsolate face She is disconsolate about/at the death of her cat
LEMMA discontent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = DISCONTENTED
EX 1 She always seems discontent with life
LEMMA discontented
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (typical of a person) dissatisfied and restlessly unhappy
EX 1 She has a discontented look, as if she never enjoys life. He's discontented with his wages
LEMMA discontinuous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not continuous in space or time
EX 1 Following is a discontinuous line - - - -
LEMMA discordant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in a state of DISCORD
EX 1 discordant opinions/music
LEMMA discourteous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people or their behaviour) not polite
EX 1
LEMMA discreditable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of behaviour) shameful; bringing DISCREDIT@2 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA discreet
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people or their behaviour) careful and polite, esp. in what one chooses (not) to say; showing good sense and judgment
EX 1 a discreet silence It wasn't very discreet of you to ring me up at the office
LEMMA discrete
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = separate; discontinuous
EX 1 The picture consisted of a lot of discrete spots of colour
LEMMA discretionary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = allowing DISCRETION (2) (esp. in the phr. discretionary powers)
EX 1
LEMMA discriminating
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = apprec (typical of a person) able to choose the best by seeing small differences
EX 1
LEMMA discriminating
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = often derog showing DISCRIMINATION (2); DISCRIMINATORY
EX 1
LEMMA discriminating
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = often derog showing DISCRIMINATION (2); DISCRIMINATORY
EX 1
LEMMA discriminatory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = often derog showing DISCRIMINATION (2)
EX 1 introduce a discriminatory law
LEMMA discriminatory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = often derog showing DISCRIMINATION (2)
EX 1 introduce a discriminatory law
LEMMA discursive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person or his words or writing) passing from one subject or idea to another in an informal way, without any clear plan
EX 1 write in a discursive style
LEMMA disdainful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing DISDAIN
EX 1 She gave me a disdainful smile. He is very disdainful of/towards stupid people
LEMMA disdainful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing DISDAIN
EX 1 She gave me a disdainful smile. He is very disdainful of/towards stupid people
LEMMA disembodied
POS adj
FIELD1 my
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a soul) existing without a body
EX 1 the disembodied spirits of the dead
LEMMA disembodied
POS adj
FIELD1 my
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a soul) existing without a body
EX 1 the disembodied spirits of the dead
LEMMA disembodied
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = coming from someone who cannot be seen
EX 1 disembodied voices
LEMMA disembodied
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = coming from someone who cannot be seen
EX 1 disembodied voices
LEMMA disengaged
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) free from social or official arrangements
EX 1 I should like to see the President if he is disengaged
LEMMA disengaged
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) free from social or official arrangements
EX 1 I should like to see the President if he is disengaged
LEMMA disgraceful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = bringing DISGRACE@2 (1)
EX 1 What a disgraceful thing to do!
LEMMA disgruntled
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = annoyed and disappointed, esp. at not having got what he wants
EX 1
LEMMA disgruntled
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = annoyed and disappointed, esp. at not having got what he wants
EX 1
LEMMA dishevelled
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person or his appearance, esp. his hair) untidy
EX 1
LEMMA dishonest
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person or his behaviour) not honest; deceiving
EX 1 a dishonest politician get money by dishonest means
LEMMA dishonourable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of behaviour) shameful; not honourable
EX 1 a dishonourable action
LEMMA dishy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) having sexual charm
EX 1 She's just married this simply dishy man
LEMMA disillusioned
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) feeling bitter and unhappy as a result of having been DISILLUSIONed
EX 1 He's very disillusioned with the present Government/at the Government's behaviour
LEMMA disillusioned
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) feeling bitter and unhappy as a result of having been DISILLUSIONed
EX 1 He's very disillusioned with the present Government/at the Government's behaviour
LEMMA disillusioned
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) feeling bitter and unhappy as a result of having been DISILLUSIONed
EX 1 He's very disillusioned with the present Government/at the Government's behaviour
LEMMA disinclined
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unwilling
EX 1 I feel disinclined for exercise/to go out in this weather
LEMMA disinclined
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unwilling
EX 1 I feel disinclined for exercise/to go out in this weather
LEMMA disingenuous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person or his behaviour) not open or sincere; slightly dishonest and untruthful
EX 1 It was disingenuous of him to praise me just because he wanted money from me
LEMMA disinterested
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = apprec (typical of a person) willing to judge or act fairly because not influenced by personal advantage
EX 1 His action was not disinterested because he hoped to make money out of the affair
LEMMA disinterested
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = usu. considered nonstandard not caring; uninterested
EX 1 She seems completely disinterested (in her work)
LEMMA disjointed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of words or ideas) not well connected; not following in reasonable order
EX 1 He gave a rather disjointed account of the battle
LEMMA disjunctive
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a word which joins other words (CONJUNCTION)) expressing a choice or opposition between 2 ideas
EX 1 "Or" is disjunctive/is a disjunctive CONJUNCTION, but "and" is not
LEMMA disloyal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not loyal
EX 1
LEMMA dismal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing or causing sadness; lacking comfort
EX 1 a dismal song dismal weather The future looks pretty dismal
LEMMA disobedient
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person or his behaviour) failing to obey
EX 1 a disobedient child He was disobedient to his mother
LEMMA disorderly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = untidy; confused
EX 1 a disorderly room
LEMMA disorderly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people or their behaviour) violent in public
EX 1 Everybody started shouting and the meeting became very disorderly
LEMMA disparate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of 2 or more things) quite different; that cannot be compared in their qualities
EX 1 Chalk and cheese are disparate substances
LEMMA dispassionate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person or his behaviour) calm and fair; not taking sides in an argument
EX 1
LEMMA dispensable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not necessary; that can be DISPENSEd WITH
EX 1
LEMMA disposable
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
DEF = that can be freely used, esp. after taxes have been paid
EX 1 What was your disposable (personal) income last year?
LEMMA disposable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = intended to be used once and then thrown away
EX 1 disposable paper plates
LEMMA disposed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = willing
EX 1 You can help me if you feel so disposed/disposed to. I don't feel disposed to help you
LEMMA dispossessed
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having been forced to give up the right to homes, possessions, etc.
EX 1 Sir, the dispossessed are demanding their rights! people dispossessed of all they had
LEMMA dispossessed
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having been forced to give up the right to homes, possessions, etc.
EX 1 Sir, the dispossessed are demanding their rights! people dispossessed of all they had
LEMMA dispossessed
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having been forced to give up the right to homes, possessions, etc.
EX 1 Sir, the dispossessed are demanding their rights! people dispossessed of all they had
LEMMA dispossessed
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having been forced to give up the right to homes, possessions, etc.
EX 1 Sir, the dispossessed are demanding their rights! people dispossessed of all they had
LEMMA disproportionate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing DISPROPORTION; unequal; with too much on one side and too little on the other
EX 1 His great anger was disproportionate to the small quarrel they had
LEMMA disproportionate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing DISPROPORTION; unequal; with too much on one side and too little on the other
EX 1 His great anger was disproportionate to the small quarrel they had
LEMMA disputable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not necessarily true; open to question
EX 1
LEMMA disputatious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tending to DISPUTE@1 or argue
EX 1
LEMMA disputatious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = now rare causing DISPUTEs@2 or arguments
EX 1
LEMMA disreputable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing a bad character; having a bad name
EX 1 disreputable people/behaviour a disreputable-looking person (fig.) a disreputable old coat
LEMMA dissenting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or like a person who DISSENTs
EX 1
LEMMA dissenting
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ua
DEF = (often cap.) of or like a church that has become separate from the CHURCH OF ENGLAND; NONCONFORMIST
EX 1
LEMMA dissident
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a person) openly and often strongly disagreeing with an opinion or a group
EX 1 political dissidents
LEMMA dissident
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a person) openly and often strongly disagreeing with an opinion or a group
EX 1 political dissidents
LEMMA dissimilar
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unlike; not SIMILAR
EX 1
LEMMA dissipated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (typical of a person) that spends his/her life in search of foolish or dangerous pleasure
EX 1 a dissipated person/life
LEMMA dissoluble
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be DISSOLVEd
EX 1
LEMMA dissolute
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (typical of a person) that leads a bad life
EX 1 a dissolute person/life
LEMMA dissonant
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = marked by DISSONANCE
EX 1
LEMMA distal
POS adj
FIELD1 de
FIELD2 ..
DEF = far from the point of joining or origin
EX 1
LEMMA distant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = separate in space or time; far off; away
EX 1 distant lands the distant sound of a bell at some far distant time 100 years distant the distant past
LEMMA distant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = separate in space or time; far off; away
EX 1 distant lands the distant sound of a bell at some far distant time 100 years distant the distant past
LEMMA distant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = coming from or going to a distance
EX 1 a distant journey
LEMMA distant
POS adj
FIELD1 ki
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of people) not closely related
EX 1 Those 2 boys don't look alike, but they are distant relations
LEMMA distant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not very close
EX 1 There is a distant relationship between those 2 ideas
LEMMA distant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing social distance or lack of friendliness
EX 1
LEMMA distasteful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing DISTASTE
EX 1 The very idea of cheating him is distasteful to me
LEMMA distasteful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing DISTASTE
EX 1 The very idea of cheating him is distasteful to me
LEMMA distempered
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = mad
EX 1 a distempered mind
LEMMA distinct
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = different; separate
EX 1 Those 2 ideas are quite distinct (from each other). They wanted to form a new and completely distinct political party
LEMMA distinct
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = different; separate
EX 1 Those 2 ideas are quite distinct (from each other). They wanted to form a new and completely distinct political party
LEMMA distinct
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = clearly seen, heard, understood, etc.; plain; noticeable
EX 1 a distinct smell of burning
LEMMA distinctive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = clearly marking a person or thing as different from others
EX 1 Each rank in the army has a distinctive sign to wear
LEMMA distinguishable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be clearly seen, heard, understood, etc.
EX 1 A black object is not easily distinguishable on a dark night
LEMMA distinguishable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be clearly recognized as different
EX 1 Those 2 objects/ideas are not easily distinguishable (from each other)
LEMMA distinguishable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be clearly recognized as different
EX 1 Those 2 objects/ideas are not easily distinguishable (from each other)
LEMMA distinguished
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = marked by excellent quality or deserved fame
EX 1
LEMMA distinguished
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = marked by excellent quality or deserved fame
EX 1
LEMMA distracted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (typical of a person who is) anxious or unable to think clearly by being troubled about many things
EX 1 He gave me a distracted look and ran out of the room
LEMMA distracted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (typical of a person who is) anxious or unable to think clearly by being troubled about many things
EX 1 He gave me a distracted look and ran out of the room
LEMMA distracted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (typical of a person who is) anxious or unable to think clearly by being troubled about many things
EX 1 He gave me a distracted look and ran out of the room
LEMMA distrait
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (typical of a person who is) not paying close attention to the surroundings
EX 1
LEMMA distraught
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (typical of a person who is) very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness
EX 1
LEMMA distraught
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (typical of a person who is) very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness
EX 1
LEMMA distressing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing DISTRESS@1
EX 1 distressing news
LEMMA distributive
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
DEF = distributing (DISTRIBUTE)
EX 1 The distributive trades of TRANSPORT and selling are as important as those which actually produce goods
LEMMA distributive
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
DEF = distributing (DISTRIBUTE)
EX 1 The distributive trades of TRANSPORT and selling are as important as those which actually produce goods
LEMMA distributive
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
DEF = distributing (DISTRIBUTE)
EX 1 The distributive trades of TRANSPORT and selling are as important as those which actually produce goods
LEMMA distributive
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ph
DEF = tech (of a word) concerning each single member of a group
EX 1 Distributive words in English include "each", "every", "either", and "neither"
LEMMA distributive
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ph
DEF = tech (of a word) concerning each single member of a group
EX 1 Distributive words in English include "each", "every", "either", and "neither"
LEMMA distributive
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ph
DEF = tech (of a word) concerning each single member of a group
EX 1 Distributive words in English include "each", "every", "either", and "neither"
LEMMA distrustful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing DISTRUST@2; mistrustful
EX 1
LEMMA disturbed
POS adj
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zy
DEF = having or showing signs of an illness of the mind or the feelings
EX 1 The EMOTIONALLY disturbed are often difficult to treat
LEMMA disused
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = no longer used
EX 1 a disused mine
LEMMA disyllabic
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = consisting of 2 SYLLABLEs
EX 1
LEMMA diuretic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a medicine) that causes a flow of URINE
EX 1
LEMMA diuretic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a medicine) that causes a flow of URINE
EX 1
LEMMA diuretic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a medicine) that causes a flow of URINE
EX 1
LEMMA diurnal
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
DEF = fml or tech of, related to, happening in, or active in the daytime rather than the nighttime
EX 1
LEMMA divers
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = many different
EX 1 Divers persons were present, of all stations in life
LEMMA divers
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = many different
EX 1 Divers persons were present, of all stations in life
LEMMA diverse
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = different; various
EX 1 many diverse interests
LEMMA diversionary
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
DEF = intended to form a DIVERSION from the principal operation or main point
EX 1
LEMMA divine
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
DEF = of, related to, or being God or a god
EX 1
LEMMA divine
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml (used esp. by women) very very good
EX 1 That play we saw last night was just simply divine!
LEMMA divisible
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
DEF = that can be divided
EX 1 15 is divisible by 3
LEMMA divisive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tending to divide people, make them argue amongst themselves, etc.; causing disunity
EX 1
LEMMA dizzy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing an unpleasant feeling that things are going round and round
EX 1
LEMMA dizzy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing an unpleasant feeling that things are going round and round
EX 1
LEMMA dizzy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing this feeling; DIZZYing@2 (esp. in the phr. a dizzy height)
EX 1
LEMMA dizzy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing this feeling; DIZZYing@2 (esp. in the phr. a dizzy height)
EX 1
LEMMA dizzy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a pleasant feeling of excitement and lightness, as if floating
EX 1
LEMMA dizzy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a pleasant feeling of excitement and lightness, as if floating
EX 1
LEMMA dizzy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml silly
EX 1
LEMMA dizzy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml silly
EX 1
LEMMA docile
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = easily taught or led
EX 1
LEMMA doctoral
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 zd
DEF = of or related to the university degree of DOCTOR@1 (1)
EX 1 a doctoral degree
LEMMA doctoral
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 zd
DEF = of or related to the university degree of DOCTOR@1 (1)
EX 1 a doctoral degree
LEMMA doctrinaire
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, related to, or typical of a DOCTRINAIRE
EX 1 doctrinaire beliefs
LEMMA doctrinal
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 pl
DEF = of, related to, or concerning DOCTRINE
EX 1
LEMMA doctrinal
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 pl
DEF = of, related to, or concerning DOCTRINE
EX 1
LEMMA doctrinal
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 pl
DEF = of, related to, or concerning DOCTRINE
EX 1
LEMMA documentary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or related to DOCUMENTs@1
EX 1 documentary proof
LEMMA documentary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or related to DOCUMENTs@1
EX 1 documentary proof
LEMMA documentary
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
DEF = presenting facts through art
EX 1 documentary films
LEMMA documentary
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
DEF = presenting facts through art
EX 1 documentary films
LEMMA doddering
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = weak, shaky, and slow, usu. from age
EX 1
LEMMA dodgy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = risky and possibly dangerous
EX 1 a dodgy plan
LEMMA dodgy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = cleverly and perhaps dishonestly tricky
EX 1 a dodgy person
LEMMA dodgy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not safe to use; in a dangerous condition
EX 1 Don't sit on that chair; it's a bit dodgy
LEMMA doeskin
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = the skin of a DOE
EX 1
LEMMA doeskin
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = the skin of a DOE
EX 1
LEMMA doeskin
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = leather made from such a skin
EX 1 a doeskin bag
LEMMA doeskin
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = leather made from such a skin
EX 1 a doeskin bag
LEMMA doeskin
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = leather made from such a skin
EX 1 a doeskin bag
LEMMA doeskin
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = soft leather like this
EX 1
LEMMA doeskin
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = soft leather like this
EX 1
LEMMA doeskin
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = soft leather like this
EX 1
LEMMA dog-eared
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of books and papers) having the corners of the pages bent down with use, like a dog's ears
EX 1
LEMMA dog-eat-dog
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having, showing, or marked by cruel merciless self-interest
EX 1 In this dog-eat-dog world you must fight to stay on top
LEMMA dogged
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing a character which refuses to yield or give up in the face of difficulty or opposition
EX 1 She was not very clever, but by dogged effort she learnt a good deal at school
LEMMA dogmatic
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or based on DOGMA
EX 1
LEMMA dogmatic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = usu. derog (typical of a person) who puts forward without proof beliefs that other people are expected to accept without question
EX 1 a dogmatic opinion/manner/person
LEMMA dog-tired
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very tired
EX 1
LEMMA doleful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sad in a self-pitying way
EX 1
LEMMA doleful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing or expressing unhappiness or low spirits
EX 1
LEMMA dolorous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sad; causing or showing DOLOUR
EX 1
LEMMA domed
POS adj
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (often in comb.) covered with or shaped like a DOME
EX 1
LEMMA domestic
POS adj
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of the house, home, or family
EX 1
LEMMA domestic
POS adj
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
DEF = liking home duties and pleasures
EX 1
LEMMA domestic
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 el
DEF = of one's own country or some particular country; not foreign
EX 1
LEMMA dominance
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = the fact or state of dominating (DOMINATE); importance, power, or controlling influence
EX 1 the director's dominance of the firm
LEMMA dominant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = dominating (DOMINATE)
EX 1 My sister had a very dominant nature; we all did what she wanted. The Town Hall was built in a dominant position on a hill where everyone could see it
LEMMA dominant
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = (of one of a pair of body parts) being stronger than the other
EX 1 The right hand is dominant in most people
LEMMA dominant
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zg
DEF = tech (of groups of qualities passed on from parent to child) being the quality that actually appears in the child when more than one are passed on
EX 1 Brown eyes are dominant and blue eyes are RECESSIVE
LEMMA dominican
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zo
DEF = (a member) of a ROMAN CATHOLIC religious order established by St. Dominic in 1215 and esp. interested in PREACHing
EX 1
LEMMA donnish
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ua
DEF = of, related to, or typical of a university DON, esp. in being more interested in ideas than in real life
EX 1
LEMMA dopey
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = infml having or showing a dullness of the mind or feelings caused or as if caused by alcohol or a drug; sleepy and unable to think clearly
EX 1
LEMMA dopey
POS adj
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
DEF = sl stupid
EX 1
LEMMA doric
POS adj
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 zb
DEF = of, related to, like, or typical of the oldest and simplest style of ancient Greek building
EX 1 a Doric pillar
LEMMA dormant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = inactive, esp. not actually growing or producing typical effects
EX 1 dormant animals asleep for the winter (fig.) Many people disliked the plan, but opposition remained dormant because nobody could think of a better one
LEMMA dormitory
POS adj
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ..
DEF = being a place from which people travel to work in a larger place, esp. a city, every day
EX 1 a dormitory town
LEMMA dormitory
POS adj
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ..
DEF = being a place from which people travel to work in a larger place, esp. a city, every day
EX 1 a dormitory town
LEMMA dorsal
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = of, on, or near the back, esp. of an animal
EX 1 the dorsal FIN of a fish
LEMMA dorsal
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = of, on, or near the back, esp. of an animal
EX 1 the dorsal FIN of a fish
LEMMA dorsal
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = of, on, or near the back, esp. of an animal
EX 1 the dorsal FIN of a fish
LEMMA doting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing (too) much fondness
EX 1 a doting husband
LEMMA dotty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = weak-minded, foolish, or mad
EX 1
LEMMA double
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having or made up of 2 parts that are alike
EX 1 double doors a ship with a double bottom a double lock on the door
LEMMA double
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = folded once
EX 1 Is this cloth just 18 inches wide or is it double?
LEMMA double
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = made for or serving 2 people, animals, etc.
EX 1 a double bed a double room in a hotel
LEMMA double
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having 2 different qualities, uses, or ways in which to be considered
EX 1 a double purpose a double meaning
LEMMA double
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = dishonest; seeming one thing while being another (esp. in the phr. double dealing)
EX 1
LEMMA double
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 bo
DEF = (of a flower) having many more PETALs than the usual flower of its kind
EX 1 a double rose
LEMMA double-barrelled
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zg
DEF = (of a gun) having 2 barrels fixed side by side
EX 1
LEMMA double-barrelled
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml (of a statement) having a double purpose
EX 1
LEMMA double-barrelled
POS adj
FIELD1 ki
FIELD2 ..
DEF = BrE infml (of family names) connected by a HYPHEN (as in Smith-Fortescue)
EX 1
LEMMA double-breasted
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a coat or JACKET) made so that one side of the front is brought across the other side of the front and usu. having a double row of buttons and a single row of buttonholes
EX 1
LEMMA double-breasted
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a suit) having a JACKET made in this way
EX 1
LEMMA double-dyed
POS adj
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a person) having a usu. bad quality very strongly
EX 1 a double-dyed thief/liar
LEMMA double-edged
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having 2 edges that can be used
EX 1
LEMMA double-edged
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having 2 purposes or meanings, usu. quite different from each other
EX 1
LEMMA double-jointed
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = having joints that allow movement (esp. of the fingers) backwards as well as forwards
EX 1 He's double-jointed. a double-jointed elbow
LEMMA double-quick
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very quick(ly)
EX 1 Get the doctor double-quick! The baby has swallowed a pin
LEMMA doubtful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) full of doubt; not trusting
EX 1 I feel very doubtful about this/about whether to go. Are you doubtful of/about Mr. Smith? I'm doubtful where to go/whether he's still alive
LEMMA doubtful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) full of doubt; not trusting
EX 1 I feel very doubtful about this/about whether to go. Are you doubtful of/about Mr. Smith? I'm doubtful where to go/whether he's still alive
LEMMA doubtful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) full of doubt; not trusting
EX 1 I feel very doubtful about this/about whether to go. Are you doubtful of/about Mr. Smith? I'm doubtful where to go/whether he's still alive
LEMMA doubtful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = uncertain; not settled
EX 1 The future is too doubtful for us to make plans
LEMMA doubtful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not probable; unlikely
EX 1 It is doubtful if we can get the engine working before morning
LEMMA doubtful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = questionable as to honesty, properness, or value
EX 1 The new servant seems a doubtful fellow to me: can we trust him?
LEMMA doughty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = able; strong; brave
EX 1
LEMMA doughy
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
DEF = like DOUGH (1)
EX 1
LEMMA doughy
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
DEF = (of bread, cake, etc.) not cooked enough; soft or too soft
EX 1
LEMMA doughy
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of human skin) unhealthily lacking in clearness and colour; PASTY
EX 1
LEMMA dour
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = hard and cold in one's nature; unfriendly; unsmiling
EX 1
LEMMA dowdy
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. of a woman) badly, dully dressed
EX 1
LEMMA dowdy
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of clothes, esp. dresses) uninteresting; old-fashioned
EX 1
LEMMA down
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = in a low position, esp. lying on the ground
EX 1 The fighter is down! The telephone wires are down!
LEMMA down
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = in a low position, esp. lying on the ground
EX 1 The fighter is down! The telephone wires are down!
LEMMA down
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = below the horizon (esp. in the phr. The sun is down)
EX 1
LEMMA down
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = below the horizon (esp. in the phr. The sun is down)
EX 1
LEMMA down
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = downstairs
EX 1 It's very early in the morning, and no one is down yet
LEMMA down
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = downstairs
EX 1 It's very early in the morning, and no one is down yet
LEMMA down
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = directed or going down
EX 1 the road down the down stairs (BrE) the down train (=from London; compare the up train)
LEMMA down
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = directed or going down
EX 1 the road down the down stairs (BrE) the down train (=from London; compare the up train)
LEMMA down
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = directed or going down
EX 1 the road down the down stairs (BrE) the down train (=from London; compare the up train)
LEMMA down
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = being at a lower level
EX 1 The water is down. Sales are down
LEMMA down
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = being at a lower level
EX 1 The water is down. Sales are down
LEMMA down
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = being in a state of reduced or low activity
EX 1 The fire is down
LEMMA down
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = being in a state of reduced or low activity
EX 1 The fire is down
LEMMA down
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = sad; in low spirits
EX 1 I feel down today
LEMMA down
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = sad; in low spirits
EX 1 I feel down today
LEMMA down
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = behind an opponent (by)
EX 1 Billie Jean King was down (by) 15-40 in the 3rd game, but went on to win the match
LEMMA down
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = behind an opponent (by)
EX 1 Billie Jean King was down (by) 15-40 in the 3rd game, but went on to win the match
LEMMA down
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = infml, esp. AmE finished; done
EX 1 8 down and 2 to go
LEMMA down
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = infml, esp. AmE finished; done
EX 1 8 down and 2 to go
LEMMA down-and-out
POS adj
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a person who is) suffering from bad fortune, lack of money and work, etc., and seeming to be unable to do anything about it
EX 1
LEMMA down-and-out
POS adj
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a person who is) suffering from bad fortune, lack of money and work, etc., and seeming to be unable to do anything about it
EX 1
LEMMA down at heel
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of shoes) worn away underneath the heels
EX 1
LEMMA down at heel
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) wearing shoes with worn-down heels and, more generally, clothes whose condition suggests lack of money
EX 1
LEMMA downcast
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing low spirits or sadness
EX 1
LEMMA downcast
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = directed downwards
EX 1 with downcast eyes
LEMMA downhearted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing low spirits or sadness
EX 1
LEMMA downhill
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sloping or going towards the bottom of a hill
EX 1
LEMMA downhill
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sloping or going towards the bottom of a hill
EX 1
LEMMA downhill
POS adj
FIELD1 wi
FIELD2 zs
DEF = of or related to SKIing or running down hills
EX 1
LEMMA downhill
POS adj
FIELD1 wi
FIELD2 zs
DEF = of or related to SKIing or running down hills
EX 1
LEMMA downhill
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml easy
EX 1 The hardest part of the work is over and the rest is downhill
LEMMA downhill
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml easy
EX 1 The hardest part of the work is over and the rest is downhill
LEMMA downright
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = plain; direct; honest
EX 1 a downright kind of man who says just what he thinks
LEMMA downright
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = plain; direct; honest
EX 1 a downright kind of man who says just what he thinks
LEMMA downright
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. with something bad) thorough
EX 1 a downright shame You're a downright cheat
LEMMA downright
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. with something bad) thorough
EX 1 a downright shame You're a downright cheat
LEMMA downstage
POS adj
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
DEF = at the front of a theatrical stage
EX 1 downstage action
LEMMA downstairs
POS adj
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
DEF = on a lower floor and esp. the main or ground floor
EX 1 the downstairs part of the house
LEMMA downstairs
POS adj
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
DEF = on a lower floor and esp. the main or ground floor
EX 1 the downstairs part of the house
LEMMA downstream
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (moving) with the current, towards the mouth of a river, stream, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA down-to-earth
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = practical; in accordance with reality
EX 1
LEMMA downtown
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of the lower part or business centre of a town or city
EX 1
LEMMA downtown
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of the lower part or business centre of a town or city
EX 1
LEMMA downtrodden
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = treated badly by those in positions of power
EX 1
LEMMA downward
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = towards or in a lower place or condition
EX 1 a downward movement of prices/of the head (fig.) the downward path to ruin
LEMMA downward
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = towards or in a lower place or condition
EX 1 a downward movement of prices/of the head (fig.) the downward path to ruin
LEMMA downwind
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (going or being) in the direction that the wind is moving
EX 1
LEMMA downy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like or covered with DOWN@6
EX 1
LEMMA dozy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sleepy
EX 1 a dozy person a dozy feeling
LEMMA dozy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = making one sleepy
EX 1 a dozy summer afternoon
LEMMA dozy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml BrE stupid; lacking understanding
EX 1
LEMMA drab
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of a muddy yellowish brown or green colour
EX 1
LEMMA drab
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = uninteresting; cheerless; dull
EX 1 drab lives
LEMMA draconian
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very severe or cruel
EX 1 draconian laws
LEMMA drafty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = DRAUGHTY
EX 1
LEMMA draggled
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = BEDRAGGLED
EX 1
LEMMA draggy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unpleasantly dull
EX 1
LEMMA dramatic
POS adj
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or related to the DRAMA (2)
EX 1
LEMMA dramatic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = exciting
EX 1
LEMMA dramatic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = catching and holding the imagination by unusual appearance or effects
EX 1 a very dramatic woman with flashing eyes and a long black dress
LEMMA drastic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = strong, sudden, and often violent or severe
EX 1 Drastic changes are necessary to improve the government of the country
LEMMA draughty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with cold DRAUGHTs (1) blowing through
EX 1
LEMMA drawn
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of the face) changed as if by pulling or stretching
EX 1 a face drawn with sorrow
LEMMA drawn
POS adj
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 6a
DEF = (of games, competitions, etc.) ended with neither side winning
EX 1 a drawn game The match was drawn 5-5
LEMMA dread
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing great fear or anxiety
EX 1 the dread return of the cruel ruler
LEMMA dread
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing a solemn mixture of honour and fear
EX 1 God's dread judgment
LEMMA dreadful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing great fear or anxiety; terrible
EX 1 the dreadful news of the accident dreadful pain
LEMMA dreadful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very unpleasant or shocking
EX 1 There's a dreadful noise in this room
LEMMA dreadful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml not enjoyable; uninteresting
EX 1 The play last night was just dreadful!
LEMMA dreamless
POS adj
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of sleep) without dreams; peaceful
EX 1
LEMMA dreamlike
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = as in a dream; unreal
EX 1
LEMMA dreamy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) living more in the imagination than in the real world
EX 1
LEMMA dreamy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = peaceful and beautiful
EX 1 dreamy eyes
LEMMA dreamy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not clear, sharp, or exact
EX 1 soft and dreamy music The misty scene had a dreamy quality about it
LEMMA dreamy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = young girls' sl wonderful; desirable; beautiful
EX 1 Isn't that dress dreamy!
LEMMA drear
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = DREARY (1)
EX 1
LEMMA dreary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sad or saddening
EX 1 a dreary day, cold and without sunshine
LEMMA dreary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml dull; uninteresting
EX 1 Addressing envelopes all the time is dreary work
LEMMA dress
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = related to or used for a dress
EX 1 dress material
LEMMA dress
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = related to or used for a dress
EX 1 dress material
LEMMA dress
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of clothing) suitable for a formal occasion
EX 1 a dress shirt/coat/suit
LEMMA dress
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of clothing) suitable for a formal occasion
EX 1 a dress shirt/coat/suit
LEMMA dress
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = requiring or permitting formal dress
EX 1 a dress affair
LEMMA dress
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = requiring or permitting formal dress
EX 1 a dress affair
LEMMA dressy
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a person) showy in dress
EX 1
LEMMA dressy
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of clothes) showy or ornamental, not for ordinary wear
EX 1
LEMMA dried-up
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having become smaller and older-looking through or as if through loss of liquid
EX 1
LEMMA drinkable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = suitable or safe for drinking
EX 1
LEMMA drip-dry
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of clothing) that will dry smooth and needs no ironing when hung while wet
EX 1 a drip-dry shirt
LEMMA drive-in
POS adj
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a place) that people can use while remaining in their cars
EX 1 a drive-in (restaurant/cinema)
LEMMA drive-in
POS adj
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a place) that people can use while remaining in their cars
EX 1 a drive-in (restaurant/cinema)
LEMMA drive-in
POS adj
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a place) that people can use while remaining in their cars
EX 1 a drive-in (restaurant/cinema)
LEMMA driving
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = passing on force
EX 1 a driving wheel
LEMMA driving
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = passing on force
EX 1 a driving wheel
LEMMA driving
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = producing a strong effect
EX 1 a driving influence
LEMMA driving
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = producing a strong effect
EX 1 a driving influence
LEMMA driving
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having great force
EX 1 a driving rain
LEMMA driving
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having great force
EX 1 a driving rain
LEMMA driving
POS adj
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or about guiding and controlling vehicles, esp. cars
EX 1 a driving school a driving test
LEMMA driving
POS adj
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or about guiding and controlling vehicles, esp. cars
EX 1 a driving school a driving test
LEMMA droll
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a humorously odd or unusual quality
EX 1 a droll person/expression
LEMMA drowsy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ready to fall asleep
EX 1
LEMMA drowsy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = making one sleepy
EX 1 a drowsy summer afternoon
LEMMA drowsy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = giving the appearance of peaceful inactivity
EX 1 a drowsy village
LEMMA drunk
POS adj
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 za
DEF = under the influence of alcohol
EX 1 The police charged him with being drunk and disorderly. He got drunk on only 2 drinks. That's the drunkest I've ever seen him
LEMMA drunk
POS adj
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 za
DEF = under the influence of alcohol
EX 1 The police charged him with being drunk and disorderly. He got drunk on only 2 drinks. That's the drunkest I've ever seen him
LEMMA drunk
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = controlled by some feeling as if under the influence of alcohol
EX 1 drunk with power
LEMMA drunk
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = controlled by some feeling as if under the influence of alcohol
EX 1 drunk with power
LEMMA drunk
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (as) drunk as a lord infml very drunk
EX 1
LEMMA drunk
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (as) drunk as a lord infml very drunk
EX 1
LEMMA drunken
POS adj
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 za
DEF = drunk
EX 1
LEMMA drunken
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = resulting from or marked by too much drinking of alcohol
EX 1 a drunken sleep a drunken party
LEMMA dry
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not wet; not having water or liquid in any form on or below the surface
EX 1 The clothes are dry. The soil is too dry for planting
LEMMA dry
POS adj
FIELD1 6o
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of parts of the earth) emptied of water
EX 1 The well has gone dry. a dry lake
LEMMA dry
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = no longer liquid or sticky
EX 1 The paint on this door is not yet dry: be careful!
LEMMA dry
POS adj
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 ..
DEF = no longer giving milk
EX 1 a dry cow
LEMMA dry
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = using no liquid
EX 1 a dry method of doing it
LEMMA dry
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
DEF = without tears or other liquid substances from the body
EX 1 dry SOBs a dry wound
LEMMA dry
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or producing thirst
EX 1 I always feel dry in this hot weather. dry work in the sun
LEMMA dry
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
DEF = (esp. of bread) without butter or not fresh
EX 1 dry bread/cake
LEMMA dry
POS adj
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 zw
DEF = (of alcoholic drinks, esp. wine) not sweet; not fruity in taste
EX 1
LEMMA dry
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = without rain or wetness
EX 1 dry weather dry heat
LEMMA dry
POS adj
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 pl
DEF = not allowing the sale of alcoholic drink
EX 1 Are any parts of the US still dry?
LEMMA dry
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = dull and uninteresting
EX 1 The book was as dry as dust
LEMMA dry
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = cold in manner; according to the rules but without personal warmness or feeling
EX 1 dry politeness a dry style of painting
LEMMA dry
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = plain and simple
EX 1 the dry facts and nothing else
LEMMA dry
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = amusing without appearing to be so; quietly IRONIC
EX 1 I like his dry humour
LEMMA dry
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (as) dry as dust infml very uninteresting (as) dry as dust infml very thirsty
EX 1
LEMMA dry-eyed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) not weeping; not showing sadness
EX 1
LEMMA dry-shod
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without getting the shoes or feet wet
EX 1
LEMMA dual
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = consisting of 2 parts or having 2 parts like each other; double
EX 1
LEMMA dual
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = consisting of 2 parts or having 2 parts like each other; double
EX 1
LEMMA dual
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = consisting of 2 parts or having 2 parts like each other; double
EX 1
LEMMA dual
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having a double character or nature
EX 1
LEMMA dual
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having a double character or nature
EX 1
LEMMA dual
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having a double character or nature
EX 1
LEMMA dubious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing doubt; of uncertain value or meaning
EX 1
LEMMA dubious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = feeling doubt; undecided
EX 1 I'm still dubious about that plan
LEMMA dubious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = possibly dishonest
EX 1 a rather dubious fellow who may be a criminal dubious behaviour
LEMMA ducal
POS adj
FIELD1 or
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, like, or fit for a DUKE
EX 1
LEMMA due
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml owed or owing as a debt or right
EX 1 A great deal of money is due to you. Our grateful thanks are due to you
LEMMA due
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml proper; suitable; enough
EX 1 driving with due care and attention
LEMMA due
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
DEF = payable
EX 1 a bill due today
LEMMA due
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (showing arrangements made in advance) expected; supposed (to)
EX 1 The next train to London is due here at 4 o'clock. I am due to leave quite soon now. I am due for an increase in pay soon
LEMMA due
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (showing arrangements made in advance) expected; supposed (to)
EX 1 The next train to London is due here at 4 o'clock. I am due to leave quite soon now. I am due for an increase in pay soon
LEMMA dulcet
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. of sounds) sweet; pleasant; calming
EX 1
LEMMA dull
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of colour or surfaces) not bright, strong, or sharp; not shining
EX 1 a dress of some uninteresting dull colour dull grey
LEMMA dull
POS adj
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of sound) not clear; low
EX 1 a dull knocking sound somewhere in the house
LEMMA dull
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of weather, the sky, etc.) cloudy; grey; dark
EX 1 It's dull today: we shall have rain
LEMMA dull
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of the senses) not of good quality
EX 1 The old man's hearing has become dull, and you must speak clearly to him
LEMMA dull
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of things having edges or points) not sharp
EX 1
LEMMA dull
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of pain) not sharply or clearly felt
EX 1
LEMMA dull
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having or showing slowness in thinking and understanding
EX 1 He couldn't teach such dull children. a dull answer
LEMMA dull
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = uninteresting; unexciting; lacking in imagination; boring (BORE@6)
EX 1 I slept through her dull speech
LEMMA dull
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing lowness of spirit, lack of cheerfulness, or lack of desire for action
EX 1 If you go to bed late you will feel too dull to work the next morning
LEMMA dull
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
DEF = (of trade, business, etc.) not active
EX 1
LEMMA dull
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (as) dull as ditchwater/(AmE) dishwater infml very dull or uninteresting
EX 1
LEMMA dumb
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unable to speak
EX 1 dumb animals special schools for the DEAF and dumb The terrible news struck us all dumb
LEMMA dumb
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unable to speak
EX 1 dumb animals special schools for the DEAF and dumb The terrible news struck us all dumb
LEMMA dumb
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unwilling to speak; silent
EX 1 The prisoner remained dumb during his trial
LEMMA dumb
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml stupid
EX 1
LEMMA dumpy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of a person) short and thick or fat
EX 1 a dumpy little woman
LEMMA dun
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of) a brownish-grey colour that lacks brightness
EX 1
LEMMA dun
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of) a brownish-grey colour that lacks brightness
EX 1
LEMMA dun
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of) a brownish-grey colour that lacks brightness
EX 1
LEMMA dun
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = a horse of this colour
EX 1
LEMMA duodecimal
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of 12 or 12's; concerning calculation by 12's (rather than by 10's as in the decimal system)
EX 1
LEMMA duplex
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tech double; having 2
EX 1
LEMMA duplex
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tech double; having 2
EX 1
LEMMA duplex
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tech double; having 2
EX 1
LEMMA duplex
POS adj
FIELD1 al
FIELD2 ..
DEF = AmE (of a usu. costly flat) having rooms on 2 floors of a building, with inside stairs connecting them
EX 1
LEMMA duplex
POS adj
FIELD1 al
FIELD2 ..
DEF = AmE (of a usu. costly flat) having rooms on 2 floors of a building, with inside stairs connecting them
EX 1
LEMMA duplex
POS adj
FIELD1 al
FIELD2 ..
DEF = AmE (of a usu. costly flat) having rooms on 2 floors of a building, with inside stairs connecting them
EX 1
LEMMA duplicate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = consisting of or existing in 2 parts that are exactly alike
EX 1 duplicate keys to the front door
LEMMA duplicate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = consisting of or existing in 2 parts that are exactly alike
EX 1 duplicate keys to the front door
LEMMA duplicate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being the same as another
EX 1 I'll have a duplicate key to the front door made for your 21st birthday
LEMMA duplicate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being the same as another
EX 1 I'll have a duplicate key to the front door made for your 21st birthday
LEMMA durable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = long-lasting
EX 1 durable clothing We must make a durable peace
LEMMA dusky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = darkish in colour
EX 1 dusky brown
LEMMA dusky
POS adj
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
DEF = euph or taboo derog having dark skin
EX 1 the dusky races
LEMMA dusky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = shadowy
EX 1 in the dusky light of the deep forest
LEMMA dusty
POS adj
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ag
DEF = dry and covered or filled with dust
EX 1 In the summer the town becomes dusty
LEMMA dusty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like dust or in the form of dust
EX 1
LEMMA dusty
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of colour) like dust or not bright
EX 1 dusty brown
LEMMA dusty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lacking life or spirit; dry
EX 1
LEMMA dutch
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or related to the people, country, or language of the Netherlands (Holland)
EX 1
LEMMA dutiable
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zt
DEF = (of goods) on which one must pay DUTY (2)
EX 1
LEMMA dutiful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and their behaviour) having or showing a sense of DUTY (1); with proper respect and obedience
EX 1
LEMMA duty-free
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zt
DEF = (concerning the sale of goods) allowed to come into the country without tax
EX 1 You can bring in one bottle duty-free. the duty-free shop at the airport
LEMMA dyed-in-the-wool
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = impossible to change (as to the stated or known quality)
EX 1 Charles is a dyed-in-the-wool Republican
LEMMA dynamic
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zp
DEF = tech of or relating to force or power that causes movement
EX 1
LEMMA dynamic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = often apprec (of people, ideas, etc.) full of or producing power and activity
EX 1 a dynamic person a dynamic period in history
LEMMA dyspeptic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (typical of a person) suffering from DYSPEPSIA
EX 1
LEMMA eager
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = keen; full of interest or desire
EX 1 He listened to the story with eager attention. He is eager for success. I am eager for you to meet my new friends. (fml) The head is eager that all workers shall/should come in time
LEMMA eager
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = keen; full of interest or desire
EX 1 He listened to the story with eager attention. He is eager for success. I am eager for you to meet my new friends. (fml) The head is eager that all workers shall/should come in time
LEMMA eager
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = keen; full of interest or desire
EX 1 He listened to the story with eager attention. He is eager for success. I am eager for you to meet my new friends. (fml) The head is eager that all workers shall/should come in time
LEMMA eager
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = keen; full of interest or desire
EX 1 He listened to the story with eager attention. He is eager for success. I am eager for you to meet my new friends. (fml) The head is eager that all workers shall/should come in time
LEMMA eager
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = keen; full of interest or desire
EX 1 He listened to the story with eager attention. He is eager for success. I am eager for you to meet my new friends. (fml) The head is eager that all workers shall/should come in time
LEMMA eagle-eyed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having very good eyesight
EX 1
LEMMA eagle-eyed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = looking very keenly (at something)
EX 1 Peter watched eagle-eyed while Bill counted the money
LEMMA eagle-eyed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = noticing details
EX 1 an eagle-eyed employer, who sees the smallest mistake
LEMMA eared
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having outside ears that can be seen
EX 1 The fur of the eared SEAL is very beautiful
LEMMA eared
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having 2 parts shaped like ears, such as the handles of a PITCHER
EX 1
LEMMA eared
POS adj
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 bo
DEF = (of corn or wheat) having ears
EX 1
LEMMA early
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = arriving, developing, happening, etc., before the usual arranged, or expected time
EX 1 The train was 10 minutes early
LEMMA early
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = arriving, developing, happening, etc., before the usual arranged, or expected time
EX 1 The train was 10 minutes early
LEMMA early
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = arriving, developing, happening, etc., before the usual arranged, or expected time
EX 1 The train was 10 minutes early
LEMMA early
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = happening towards the beginning of the day, life, a period of time, etc.
EX 1 She returned in the early morning
LEMMA early
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = happening towards the beginning of the day, life, a period of time, etc.
EX 1 She returned in the early morning
LEMMA early
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = happening in the near future
EX 1 I hope for an early answer to my questions
LEMMA early
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = happening in the near future
EX 1 I hope for an early answer to my questions
LEMMA earnest
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = determined and serious, perhaps too serious
EX 1 He made an earnest attempt to persuade her
LEMMA earnings-related
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of money payments or plans) higher as one earns more
EX 1 an earnings-related PENSION
LEMMA earthbound
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unable to leave the surface of the earth
EX 1
LEMMA earthbound
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unable to rise above ordinary practical matters
EX 1 too earthbound to be a poet
LEMMA earthen
POS adj
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
DEF = made of earth
EX 1 an earthen floor
LEMMA earthen
POS adj
FIELD1 ce
FIELD2 ..
DEF = made of baked clay
EX 1 an earthen pot
LEMMA earthly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of this world as opposed to heaven; material
EX 1
LEMMA earthly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of this world as opposed to heaven; material
EX 1
LEMMA earthly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml possible
EX 1 There's no earthly reason for me to go
LEMMA earthly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml possible
EX 1 There's no earthly reason for me to go
LEMMA earthshaking
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of the greatest importance to the whole world
EX 1 The murder of the President was an earthshaking event
LEMMA earthy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = more concerned with things of the body than with things of the mind
EX 1 Peter is a very earthy person, interested only in beer and sex
LEMMA eastbound
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = travelling towards the east
EX 1 an eastbound ship
LEMMA easterly
POS adj
FIELD1 cc
FIELD2 go
DEF = towards or in the east
EX 1 the easterly shore of the lake in an easterly direction
LEMMA easterly
POS adj
FIELD1 cc
FIELD2 ml
DEF = (of a wind) coming from the east
EX 1 a strong easterly wind
LEMMA eastern
POS adj
FIELD1 cc
FIELD2 go
DEF = of or belonging to the east part of the world or of a country
EX 1
LEMMA easternmost
POS adj
FIELD1 cc
FIELD2 go
DEF = farthest east
EX 1
LEMMA easy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not difficult
EX 1 an easy book John is easy to please (= it is not difficult to please him)
LEMMA easy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not difficult
EX 1 an easy book John is easy to please (= it is not difficult to please him)
LEMMA easy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not difficult
EX 1 an easy book John is easy to please (= it is not difficult to please him)
LEMMA easy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = comfortable and without worry or anxiety
EX 1 He has stopped working now, and leads a very easy life. with an easy mind
LEMMA easy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = comfortable and without worry or anxiety
EX 1 He has stopped working now, and leads a very easy life. with an easy mind
LEMMA easy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = comfortable and without worry or anxiety
EX 1 He has stopped working now, and leads a very easy life. with an easy mind
LEMMA easygoing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = taking life easily
EX 1 Our teacher is very easygoing. She doesn't mind what we do
LEMMA eatable
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of food) in a fit condition to be eaten
EX 1
LEMMA ebony
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having) the colour of EBONY
EX 1
LEMMA ebony
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having) the colour of EBONY
EX 1
LEMMA ebony
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (having) the colour of EBONY
EX 1
LEMMA ebullient
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing or feeling EBULLIENCE
EX 1
LEMMA eccentric
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person or his behaviour) peculiar; unusual; rather strange
EX 1 If you go to the palace in tennis shoes, they will think you are eccentric
LEMMA eccentric
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 zg
DEF = (of 2 or more circles) not drawn round the same centre
EX 1
LEMMA eccentric
POS adj
FIELD1 as
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of movement) not (moving) in a regular circle
EX 1 Mars, Venus, and the other PLANETs move in eccentric paths (ORBITs)
LEMMA ecclesiastical
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = connected with a Christian church, esp. with its formal and established organization
EX 1 ecclesiastical history ecclesiastical music
LEMMA eclectic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people, methods, ideas, etc.) not following any one system or set of ideas, but using parts of many different ones
EX 1 an eclectic style of art
LEMMA ecological
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ze
DEF = of or concerning ECOLOGY
EX 1 an ecological study of the neighbourhood
LEMMA economic
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
DEF = connected with trade, industry, and wealth; of or concerning ECONOMICS
EX 1 The country is in a bad economic state, so we must reduce profits
LEMMA economic
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
DEF = connected with trade, industry, and wealth; of or concerning ECONOMICS
EX 1 The country is in a bad economic state, so we must reduce profits
LEMMA economic
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
DEF = profitable; not resulting in a loss of money
EX 1 She was able to let her house at an economic rent, which paid for the repairs and made a small profit
LEMMA economic
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
DEF = profitable; not resulting in a loss of money
EX 1 She was able to let her house at an economic rent, which paid for the repairs and made a small profit
LEMMA economical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not wasteful; using money, time, goods, etc., carefully
EX 1 She is an economical housekeeper and feeds her family cheaply
LEMMA economy
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
DEF = cheap
EX 1 Enjoy our economy prices now! An economy class air ticket costs much less
LEMMA economy
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
DEF = cheap
EX 1 Enjoy our economy prices now! An economy class air ticket costs much less
LEMMA economy
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
DEF = big (and good value for money)
EX 1 Buy the large economy size!
LEMMA economy
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
DEF = big (and good value for money)
EX 1 Buy the large economy size!
LEMMA economy
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
DEF = intended to save money
EX 1 In our office we had an economy DRIVE with economy MEASUREs like turning off the lights whenever we went out
LEMMA economy
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
DEF = intended to save money
EX 1 In our office we had an economy DRIVE with economy MEASUREs like turning off the lights whenever we went out
LEMMA ecru
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = BEIGE
EX 1
LEMMA ecru
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = BEIGE
EX 1
LEMMA ecru
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = BEIGE
EX 1
LEMMA ecstatic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing or experiencing ECSTASY
EX 1
LEMMA ecumenical
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = favouring, or tending towards, Christian unity all over the world
EX 1
LEMMA edgy
POS adj
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
DEF = nervous
EX 1 She's been a bit edgy lately, waiting for the examination
LEMMA edible
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 xx
DEF = fit to be eaten; eatable
EX 1 the difference between edible and poisonous berries
LEMMA editorial
POS adj
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 xx
DEF = of or related to an EDITOR
EX 1 an editorial office She's made a lot of editorial changes in their book
LEMMA educated
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (often in comb.) having been educated
EX 1 self-educated half-educated educated tastes an educated ear for music
LEMMA educational
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or about education
EX 1 an educational establishment
LEMMA educational
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
DEF = providing education
EX 1 the most educational experience I have ever had
LEMMA eerie
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing fear because strange
EX 1 It's eerie to walk through a dark wood at night
LEMMA effective
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a noticeable or desired effect; producing the desired result
EX 1 He made an effective speech. His efforts to improve the school have been very effective
LEMMA effective
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = actual; real; able to work, serve, or take part
EX 1 the effective strength of our army Her brother is king, but she is the effective ruler of Ruritania
LEMMA effectual
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of actions but not of the people who do them) producing the complete effect intended; effective
EX 1 effectual action against unemployment
LEMMA effeminate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a man or his behaviour) like a woman; soft; weak; unmanly; lacking in courage
EX 1
LEMMA effete
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = weak; worn out; with no more force
EX 1 The Roman empire was once strong, but it grew effete when there were enough slaves to do all the work
LEMMA effete
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = EFFEMINATE
EX 1
LEMMA efficacious
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (esp. of medicines and medical treatment) producing the desired effect; effective
EX 1
LEMMA efficient
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = working well and without waste
EX 1 Our efficient new machines are much cheaper to run
LEMMA effortless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = making and needing no EFFORT (1) when doing something
EX 1 He is a skilful and effortless performer on several musical instruments
LEMMA effulgent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having EFFULGENCE
EX 1
LEMMA effusive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = pouring out feelings without control
EX 1 Her effusive welcome made us feel most uncomfortable
LEMMA egalitarian
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = holding or showing the belief that all men are equal and should have equal rights and advantages
EX 1
LEMMA egg-bound
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zv
DEF = (of a bird, esp. a hen) unable to allow an egg to leave the body
EX 1
LEMMA egocentric
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = selfish; thinking only about (one)self, rather than about other people or society
EX 1
LEMMA egregious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (used with words with bad or unfavourable meanings) especially and noticeably bad
EX 1 You made an egregious mistake when you spoke so rudely to the president
LEMMA egregious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (used with words with bad or unfavourable meanings) especially and noticeably bad
EX 1 You made an egregious mistake when you spoke so rudely to the president
LEMMA egyptian
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 yd
DEF = that belongs to, or is a native of, Egypt
EX 1
LEMMA elaborate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full of detail; carefully worked out and with a large number of parts
EX 1 an elaborate machine curtains with an elaborate pattern of flowers
LEMMA elastic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of material such as rubber) which springs back into the original or natural shape after being stretched
EX 1 an elastic band (fig.) Lions move with elastic grace
LEMMA elastic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not stiff or fixed; able to be changed to fit all cases
EX 1 elastic rules With his elastic character he will soon be cheerful again
LEMMA elated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = filled with ELATION
EX 1 The people seem elated at the victory
LEMMA elated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = filled with ELATION
EX 1 The people seem elated at the victory
LEMMA elated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = filled with ELATION
EX 1 The people seem elated at the victory
LEMMA elder
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people, esp. in a family) older, esp. the older of 2
EX 1 my elder brother (=I have one brother, who is older than I am) Her elder daughter is married (=she has 2 daughters). the elder members of the party
LEMMA elder
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people, esp. in a family) older, esp. the older of 2
EX 1 my elder brother (=I have one brother, who is older than I am) Her elder daughter is married (=she has 2 daughters). the elder members of the party
LEMMA elder
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = older than another person (esp. a son) of the same name
EX 1 William Pitt the elder was a politician, like his son. the elder Pitt
LEMMA elder
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = older than another person (esp. a son) of the same name
EX 1 William Pitt the elder was a politician, like his son. the elder Pitt
LEMMA elder
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = older than another person (esp. a son) of the same name
EX 1 William Pitt the elder was a politician, like his son. the elder Pitt
LEMMA elderly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) getting near old age
EX 1 My father is getting elderly now and can't walk very fast
LEMMA eldest
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a person, esp. in a family, who is) oldest of 3 or more
EX 1 She has 3 children, and her eldest has just started school
LEMMA elect
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = chosen (for) but not yet at work (in an official position)
EX 1
LEMMA elect
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = chosen (for) but not yet at work (in an official position)
EX 1
LEMMA elect
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = elected to an office but not yet officially placed in it
EX 1
LEMMA elect
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = elected to an office but not yet officially placed in it
EX 1
LEMMA elective
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = fml (of a position) filled by election
EX 1 The office of President of the US is an elective one, but the position of Queen of England is not
LEMMA elective
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having the power to elect
EX 1
LEMMA elective
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 qu
DEF = AmE (of a course, esp. at university) freely chosen; not REQUIREd; OPTIONAL
EX 1
LEMMA electoral
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = connected with an election connected with the electors
EX 1 the electoral system in this country
LEMMA electoral
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = connected with an election connected with the electors
EX 1 the electoral system in this country
LEMMA electric
POS adj
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
DEF = (of machines) producing electricity
EX 1 They have an electric GENERATOR which uses oil and makes all the electricity for the farm. an electric storm
LEMMA electric
POS adj
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
DEF = (of machines) producing electricity
EX 1 They have an electric GENERATOR which uses oil and makes all the electricity for the farm. an electric storm
LEMMA electric
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 xx
DEF = produced by electricity
EX 1 electric power an electric shock
LEMMA electric
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 xx
DEF = produced by electricity
EX 1 electric power an electric shock
LEMMA electric
POS adj
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
DEF = worked by electricity
EX 1 an electric clock an electric fire
LEMMA electric
POS adj
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
DEF = worked by electricity
EX 1 an electric clock an electric fire
LEMMA electric
POS adj
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 si
DEF = being electricity
EX 1 an electric SPARK@1 (2)
LEMMA electric
POS adj
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 si
DEF = being electricity
EX 1 an electric SPARK@1 (2)
LEMMA electric
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very exciting
EX 1 His speech had an electric effect upon all the listeners, and they rushed into the streets
LEMMA electrical
POS adj
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
DEF = concerned with electricity
EX 1 an electrical ENGINEER
LEMMA electrical
POS adj
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
DEF = concerned with electricity
EX 1 an electrical ENGINEER
LEMMA electrical
POS adj
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
DEF = using electricity in some way
EX 1 electrical apparatus
LEMMA electrical
POS adj
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
DEF = using electricity in some way
EX 1 electrical apparatus
LEMMA electronic
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zp
DEF = connected with ELECTRONs
EX 1
LEMMA electronic
POS adj
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zt
DEF = connected with any apparatus that works by ELECTRONICS (2)
EX 1
LEMMA electronic
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of music) produced by means of ELECTRONICS (2)
EX 1 He turned on the record-player, producing a crash of electronic sound
LEMMA eleemosynary
POS adj
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of work or gifts) given or received without payment
EX 1 Beggars are people who live by eleemosynary or CHARITABLE gifts
LEMMA elegant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the qualities of grace, beauty, and fashion
EX 1 an elegant woman elegant in her manners/her speech
LEMMA elegant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of things) beautiful and well made
EX 1 an elegant room an elegant piece of furniture
LEMMA elegant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of ideas) neat and simple
EX 1 an elegant piece of reasoning an elegant scientific proof
LEMMA elegiac
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a person) who writes or wrote ELEGIACs (of a poem) written in the form of an ELEGIAC
EX 1
LEMMA elegiac
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 xx
DEF = connected with elegies (ELEGY), esp. expressing sorrow for something that is lost
EX 1 His description of his youth at the end of the 19th century has an elegiac quality
LEMMA elemental
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or being like a great force of nature
EX 1 the elemental violence of the storm
LEMMA elemental
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person's character) having simple and strong feelings
EX 1 She killed herself when her lover left her, because of her elemental nature
LEMMA elemental
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = old use concerned with the 4 ELEMENTs (5)
EX 1
LEMMA elementary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a question) simple and easy to answer
EX 1
LEMMA elementary
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
DEF = concerned with the beginnings, esp. of education and study
EX 1 some elementary exercises for the piano
LEMMA elephantine
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = heavy and awkward like an elephant
EX 1 The big fat man walked with slow elephantine steps
LEMMA elevated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of thoughts, language, etc.) fine and noble
EX 1
LEMMA elevated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = slightly drunk
EX 1 My dear! The gentlemen seem a little elevated. Let us leave them to their wine
LEMMA elfin
POS adj
FIELD1 my
FIELD2 ..
DEF = ELFlike
EX 1 the fairies at their elfin dances in the moonlight
LEMMA elfin
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = apprec having a quality of magical charm
EX 1 silvery elfin laughter
LEMMA elfish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people or behaviour) having the quality or habit of playing tricks on people like an ELF; MISCHIEVOUS
EX 1
LEMMA eligible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = suitable to be chosen, esp. as a husband
EX 1 She knows a lot of eligible young men who are all rich and attractive. an eligible place for a holiday
LEMMA eligible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = belonging to the group from which a choice must be made
EX 1 Anyone who can speak French is eligible to join this club
LEMMA eligible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = belonging to the group from which a choice must be made
EX 1 Anyone who can speak French is eligible to join this club
LEMMA eligible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = belonging to the group from which a choice must be made
EX 1 Anyone who can speak French is eligible to join this club
LEMMA eligible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = belonging to the group from which a choice must be made
EX 1 Anyone who can speak French is eligible to join this club
LEMMA elizabethan
POS adj
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 ua
DEF = (in Britain) of the period of Queen Elizabeth I of England, 1558-1603
EX 1
LEMMA elliptic
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having the shape of an ELLIPSE
EX 1 The Earth's path round the sun is elliptical
LEMMA elliptic
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having the quality of ELLIPSIS
EX 1
LEMMA elliptic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of speech or literature) difficult to understand because more is meant than is actually said
EX 1 "It's getting late." "What an elliptic remark. Do you mean you're hungry?"
LEMMA elocutionary
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ze
DEF = of or concerning ELOCUTION
EX 1
LEMMA eloquent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = apprec (of a person) able to make good speeches that influence the hearers apprec (of a speech) of a kind that influences the hearers
EX 1
LEMMA eloquent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = expressing or showing (something) very strongly though without words
EX 1 The healthy appearance of the children is eloquent of the wealth of the nation
LEMMA elucidatory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that ELUCIDATEs
EX 1 In a few elucidatory words he explained the scientific work he was doing
LEMMA elusive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = difficult to catch, find, or remember
EX 1 He's such an elusive person; you never know where he is when you want him
LEMMA elvish
POS adj
FIELD1 my
FIELD2 ..
DEF = ELFISH
EX 1
LEMMA elysian
POS adj
FIELD1 my
FIELD2 zc
DEF = of ELYSIUM
EX 1 (fig.) The 2 lovers lived together in a state of Elysian happiness
LEMMA embattled
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = surrounded by enemies
EX 1
LEMMA embattled
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) continually troubled by annoying or harmful influences
EX 1
LEMMA emblematic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = acting as an EMBLEM
EX 1 The crown is emblematic of the power of a king
LEMMA embosomed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = enclosed or surrounded
EX 1 a house embosomed in trees
LEMMA embosomed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = enclosed or surrounded
EX 1 a house embosomed in trees
LEMMA embosomed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = enclosed or surrounded
EX 1 a house embosomed in trees
LEMMA embowered
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = enclosed or surrounded, esp. by plants and trees
EX 1 a little house embowered among roses
LEMMA embowered
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = enclosed or surrounded, esp. by plants and trees
EX 1 a little house embowered among roses
LEMMA embowered
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = enclosed or surrounded, esp. by plants and trees
EX 1 a little house embowered among roses
LEMMA embryonic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in an undeveloped or very early state of growth; in the condition of an EMBRYO
EX 1
LEMMA emerald
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of) the colour of an EMERALD; clear bright green
EX 1
LEMMA emerald
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of) the colour of an EMERALD; clear bright green
EX 1
LEMMA emergent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = emerging (EMERGE (1)), esp. from a poor and dependent state into a richer independent state
EX 1 the emergent countries of Africa
LEMMA emergent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = emerging (EMERGE (1)), esp. from a poor and dependent state into a richer independent state
EX 1 the emergent countries of Africa
LEMMA emeritus
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (often cap.) (of a teacher in a university or, esp., PROFESSOR) who is no longer holding office but keeps his title
EX 1 the emeritus PROFESSOR of chemistry
LEMMA emeritus
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (often cap.) (of a teacher in a university or, esp., PROFESSOR) who is no longer holding office but keeps his title
EX 1 the emeritus PROFESSOR of chemistry
LEMMA emeritus
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (often cap.) (of a teacher in a university or, esp., PROFESSOR) who is no longer holding office but keeps his title
EX 1 the emeritus PROFESSOR of chemistry
LEMMA emetic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (something, esp. medicine) eaten or drunk to cause a person to bring up food from the stomach through the mouth
EX 1 If someone drinks poison, give him an emetic at once
LEMMA emetic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (something, esp. medicine) eaten or drunk to cause a person to bring up food from the stomach through the mouth
EX 1 If someone drinks poison, give him an emetic at once
LEMMA eminent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) famous and admired; having EMINENCE (1)
EX 1 The most eminent doctors treated the king in his illness
LEMMA emollient
POS adj
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 md
DEF = (something, esp. a medicine) which softens the skin and cures it when it is sore
EX 1 an emollient against sunburn
LEMMA emollient
POS adj
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 md
DEF = (something, esp. a medicine) which softens the skin and cures it when it is sore
EX 1 an emollient against sunburn
LEMMA emollient
POS adj
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 md
DEF = (something, esp. a medicine) which softens the skin and cures it when it is sore
EX 1 an emollient against sunburn
LEMMA emollient
POS adj
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 md
DEF = (something, esp. a medicine) which softens the skin and cures it when it is sore
EX 1 an emollient against sunburn
LEMMA emotional
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) having feelings which are strong or easily moved
EX 1 Women are often said to be more emotional than men
LEMMA emotional
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of words, literature, music, etc.) showing strong feeling (of words, literature, music, etc.) able to cause strong feeling; EMOTIVE
EX 1
LEMMA emotional
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with regard to the EMOTIONs (1)
EX 1 He has emotional difficulties
LEMMA emotive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which causes or may cause strong feeling; EMOTIONAL (2b)
EX 1 "Home" is a much more emotive word than "house"
LEMMA emphatic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = expressed with EMPHASIS
EX 1 He answered the question with an emphatic "No"
LEMMA emphatic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of ideas, beliefs, etc.) strongly held
EX 1 It is my emphatic opinion that . . .
LEMMA emphatic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of events) perfectly certain and noticeable
EX 1 an emphatic success/honour/victory
LEMMA empirical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people or methods) guided only by practical experience rather than by scientific ideas out of books
EX 1
LEMMA employable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) suitable to be employed
EX 1
LEMMA empty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = containing nothing
EX 1 an empty cup
LEMMA empty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a house or building) with nobody in it; in which nobody is living
EX 1 There are 3 empty houses in our street
LEMMA empty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not having the contents which are usually there
EX 1 He drove through streets empty of traffic
LEMMA empty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not having the contents which are usually there
EX 1 He drove through streets empty of traffic
LEMMA empty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml hungry (in the phr. to feel empty)
EX 1
LEMMA empty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog (of words, talk, etc.) without sense or purpose; meaningless, unreal
EX 1 empty promises
LEMMA empty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog (of words, talk, etc.) without sense or purpose; meaningless, unreal
EX 1 empty promises
LEMMA empty-handed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) with nothing in the hands, esp. because nothing has been gained or obtained
EX 1
LEMMA empty-headed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) foolish and silly
EX 1
LEMMA empurpled
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that has become purple
EX 1
LEMMA empyreal
POS adj
FIELD1 my
FIELD2 as
DEF = of the EMPYREAN
EX 1 empyreal heights
LEMMA empyreal
POS adj
FIELD1 my
FIELD2 as
DEF = of the EMPYREAN
EX 1 empyreal heights
LEMMA enabling
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a law) that allows or makes possible (esp. in the phr. enabling legislation=the law that allows a new State to join the US)
EX 1
LEMMA enabling
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a law) that allows or makes possible (esp. in the phr. enabling legislation=the law that allows a new State to join the US)
EX 1
LEMMA enamoured
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very fond of; liking very much; charmed by
EX 1 He's so (much) enamoured of his own plan that he won't listen to me
LEMMA enamoured
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very fond of; liking very much; charmed by
EX 1 He's so (much) enamoured of his own plan that he won't listen to me
LEMMA encaustic
POS adj
FIELD1 ce
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of bricks, TILEs, etc.) with the colours burnt in
EX 1
LEMMA enchanting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = delightful
EX 1 an enchanting child
LEMMA encyclopedic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of knowledge, memory, etc.) wide and full, like the contents of an ENCYCLOPEDIA
EX 1
LEMMA endearing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that ENDEARs one TO someone
EX 1 an endearing smile
LEMMA endemic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. of diseases) found regularly in a particular place
EX 1 an endemic disease of the chest among miners
LEMMA endemic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. of diseases) found regularly in a particular place
EX 1 an endemic disease of the chest among miners
LEMMA endemic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. of diseases) found regularly in a particular place
EX 1 an endemic disease of the chest among miners
LEMMA endless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = never finishing
EX 1 The journey seemed endless
LEMMA endless
POS adj
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zm
DEF = tech (of a belt, a chain, etc.) circular; with the ends joined
EX 1 The machine drives an endless belt
LEMMA endocrine
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = making substances (HORMONEs) which are poured directly into the BLOODSTREAM of the body
EX 1
LEMMA endocrine
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = making substances (HORMONEs) which are poured directly into the BLOODSTREAM of the body
EX 1
LEMMA enduring
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that ENDUREs (2a)
EX 1 He has enduring memories of her kindness to him
LEMMA energetic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full of ENERGY (1)
EX 1 an energetic tennis player
LEMMA engage
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = actively concerned with political questions (esp. on the LEFT@2 (3)); COMMITTED
EX 1
LEMMA engaged
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) busy
EX 1 Can you come on Monday? No, I'm engaged (=I've arranged to do something). engaged in writing the history of Rome/on a long study of Roman history
LEMMA engaged
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) busy
EX 1 Can you come on Monday? No, I'm engaged (=I've arranged to do something). engaged in writing the history of Rome/on a long study of Roman history
LEMMA engaged
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) busy
EX 1 Can you come on Monday? No, I'm engaged (=I've arranged to do something). engaged in writing the history of Rome/on a long study of Roman history
LEMMA engaged
POS adj
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zp
DEF = AmE busy_ (of a telephone line) in use
EX 1 Sorry! The line/the number is engaged
LEMMA engaged
POS adj
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zp
DEF = AmE busy_ (of a telephone line) in use
EX 1 Sorry! The line/the number is engaged
LEMMA engaged
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of seats, tables, and rooms in public places) kept for someone to use later; RESERVEd
EX 1 Is this seat engaged?
LEMMA engaged
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of seats, tables, and rooms in public places) kept for someone to use later; RESERVEd
EX 1 Is this seat engaged?
LEMMA engaged
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having agreed to marry (note the phr. an engaged couple)
EX 1 My daughter is engaged (to a nice young doctor). Edward and I have got engaged. They're engaged (to be married)
LEMMA engaged
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having agreed to marry (note the phr. an engaged couple)
EX 1 My daughter is engaged (to a nice young doctor). Edward and I have got engaged. They're engaged (to be married)
LEMMA engaged
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having agreed to marry (note the phr. an engaged couple)
EX 1 My daughter is engaged (to a nice young doctor). Edward and I have got engaged. They're engaged (to be married)
LEMMA engaging
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = charming
EX 1 engaging manners an engaging smile
LEMMA english
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = belonging to England, its people, etc.
EX 1 an English village My father is English, but my mother is Scottish; they're both British
LEMMA engrossing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (not of a person) very interesting
EX 1 an engrossing book
LEMMA enigmatic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of things, events or behaviour) mysterious and very hard to understand
EX 1
LEMMA enjoyable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of things and experiences) pleasant
EX 1 an enjoyable holiday
LEMMA enlightened
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = apprec not keeping to false beliefs; having true understanding
EX 1 to hold enlightened opinions
LEMMA enormous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very large indeed
EX 1 an enormous house/meal/amount of money
LEMMA ensanguined
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = covered with blood
EX 1
LEMMA enterprising
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing ENTERPRISE (2)
EX 1
LEMMA entertaining
POS adj
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 xx
DEF = amusing and interesting
EX 1 an entertaining story
LEMMA enthroned
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = seated on or as if on a THRONE
EX 1 (fig.) Shakespeare wrote that the quality of mercy is enthroned in the hearts of kings
LEMMA enthroned
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = seated on or as if on a THRONE
EX 1 (fig.) Shakespeare wrote that the quality of mercy is enthroned in the hearts of kings
LEMMA enthroned
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = seated on or as if on a THRONE
EX 1 (fig.) Shakespeare wrote that the quality of mercy is enthroned in the hearts of kings
LEMMA entire
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with nothing left out; complete
EX 1 an entire set of Shakespeare's plays
LEMMA entire
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with nothing left out; complete
EX 1 an entire set of Shakespeare's plays
LEMMA entire
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = complete in degree
EX 1 I am in entire agreement with you
LEMMA entire
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = complete in degree
EX 1 I am in entire agreement with you
LEMMA entrenched
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of rights, customs, beliefs, etc.) firmly established
EX 1
LEMMA entrenched
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a place that is being defended) protected by TRENCHes
EX 1
LEMMA enviable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) causing ENVY
EX 1 He has everything he wants; he's an enviable young man
LEMMA enviable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of someone's position, possessions, etc.) very desirable
EX 1 He faced his enemies with enviable courage. an enviable job
LEMMA envious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = feeling or showing ENVY
EX 1 She was envious of her sister's beauty
LEMMA environed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml (of places) surrounded
EX 1 a lake environed by/with woods
LEMMA environed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml (of places) surrounded
EX 1 a lake environed by/with woods
LEMMA environed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml (of places) surrounded
EX 1 a lake environed by/with woods
LEMMA environmental
POS adj
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, or caused by someone's or something's ENVIRONMENT (1)
EX 1 Should we take this boy away from the bad environmental influences in which he lives?
LEMMA environmental
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ze
DEF = of the ENVIRONMENT (2)
EX 1 environmental science the environmental effects of pouring industrial waste into rivers
LEMMA ephemeral
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = living only for a day; having a very short life
EX 1 My other writings are very ephemeral, but this book will be remembered for ever
LEMMA epic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of stories, events, etc.) full of brave action and excitement, like an EPIC@2
EX 1 the epic fight of one small ship against 6 enemy ships
LEMMA epicurean
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (being or typical of) a person who particularly enjoys the more delicate pleasures of the senses
EX 1
LEMMA epicurean
POS adj
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a person) believing in or concerned with the teaching which states that pleasure is good and pain is evil
EX 1
LEMMA epidemic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. of an infectious disease) very common in one place for a time
EX 1 (fig.) Violence is reaching epidemic levels in the city
LEMMA epigrammatic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or like an EPIGRAM
EX 1
LEMMA epileptic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
DEF = (being, typical of, dealing with, or concerning) a person who suffers from EPILEPSY
EX 1 She has 2 epileptic children. the epileptic department of the hospital
LEMMA episcopal
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = fml of or concerning BISHOPs
EX 1
LEMMA episcopal
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = fml of or concerning BISHOPs
EX 1
LEMMA episcopal
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = fml of or concerning BISHOPs
EX 1
LEMMA episcopal
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (often cap.) (of a church) governed by BISHOPs (esp. in the phrs. the Episcopal Church (in Britain), the Protestant Episcopal Church (in the US))
EX 1
LEMMA episcopal
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (often cap.) (of a church) governed by BISHOPs (esp. in the phrs. the Episcopal Church (in Britain), the Protestant Episcopal Church (in the US))
EX 1
LEMMA episcopal
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (often cap.) (of a church) governed by BISHOPs (esp. in the phrs. the Episcopal Church (in Britain), the Protestant Episcopal Church (in the US))
EX 1
LEMMA episcopalian
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a member) of an EPISCOPAL (2) church
EX 1 George always goes to the mosque, but Ali and I are Episcopalians
LEMMA episodic
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
DEF = derog (of a story, play, etc.) made up of separate, esp. loosely connected EPISODEs
EX 1 Your new book is too episodic. It should contain one continuous story
LEMMA epistolary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of letters or the writing of letters
EX 1
LEMMA epistolary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of letters or the writing of letters
EX 1
LEMMA epistolary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = carried on by, or in the form of, letters
EX 1
LEMMA epistolary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = carried on by, or in the form of, letters
EX 1
LEMMA epoch-making
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of an event) very important; being or beginning an EPOCH (2)
EX 1
LEMMA eponymous
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a character in literature) being the character after whom the (stated) book, play, etc., is named (esp. in the phr. eponymous hero)
EX 1
LEMMA equable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of temperature, or a person's character) without great changes; even and regular
EX 1 an equable temperature, neither very hot nor very cold
LEMMA equable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) of even temper; not easily annoyed
EX 1 I like working with John because he's so calm and equable
LEMMA equal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of 2 or more) the same in size, number, value, rank, etc.
EX 1 Cut the cake into 6 equal pieces. Women demand equal pay for equal work (=equal to men). Mary is quite equal to Bill in brains
LEMMA equal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of 2 or more) the same in size, number, value, rank, etc.
EX 1 Cut the cake into 6 equal pieces. Women demand equal pay for equal work (=equal to men). Mary is quite equal to Bill in brains
LEMMA equal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of 2 or more) the same in size, number, value, rank, etc.
EX 1 Cut the cake into 6 equal pieces. Women demand equal pay for equal work (=equal to men). Mary is quite equal to Bill in brains
LEMMA equal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) having enough strength, ability, etc. (for)
EX 1 Bill is quite equal to (the job of) running the office
LEMMA equalitarian
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = EGALITARIAN
EX 1
LEMMA equatorial
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zg
DEF = of, concerning or near the EQUATOR
EX 1
LEMMA equatorial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very hot
EX 1 equatorial weather
LEMMA equestrian
POS adj
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a person) riding on a horse; (of) a rider on a horse
EX 1 an equestrian STATUE (=stone figure) of King Richard Lionheart Susan is a very keen equestrian
LEMMA equestrian
POS adj
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a person) riding on a horse; (of) a rider on a horse
EX 1 an equestrian STATUE (=stone figure) of King Richard Lionheart Susan is a very keen equestrian
LEMMA equestrian
POS adj
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a person) riding on a horse; (of) a rider on a horse
EX 1 an equestrian STATUE (=stone figure) of King Richard Lionheart Susan is a very keen equestrian
LEMMA equidistant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = equally distant
EX 1 Rome is about equidistant from Cairo and Oslo
LEMMA equidistant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = equally distant
EX 1 Rome is about equidistant from Cairo and Oslo
LEMMA equilateral
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 zg
DEF = (of a TRIANGLE) having all 3 sides equal
EX 1
LEMMA equine
POS adj
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 xx
DEF = of or like horses
EX 1 her long, equine face
LEMMA equinoctial
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or at the time of the EQUINOX
EX 1 equinoctial GALEs (=strong winds at this time)
LEMMA equinoctial
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or at the time of the EQUINOX
EX 1 equinoctial GALEs (=strong winds at this time)
LEMMA equitable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fair and just
EX 1 an equitable division of the money
LEMMA equivalent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of time, amount, number, etc.) same; equal
EX 1 He changed his pounds for the equivalent/an equivalent amount of dollars
LEMMA equivalent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of time, amount, number, etc.) same; equal
EX 1 He changed his pounds for the equivalent/an equivalent amount of dollars
LEMMA equivocal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of words) having a double or doubtful meaning
EX 1
LEMMA equivocal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of behaviour or events) questionable; mysterious
EX 1
LEMMA erect
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = upright; standing straight up on end, not leaning over or lying down
EX 1 Hold your head erect
LEMMA erect
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = med (of the PENIS) being in a state of ERECTION (3)
EX 1
LEMMA erectile
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
DEF = med (of parts of the body, esp. the PENIS (=male sex organ)) that can fill with blood, which makes the part stand upright
EX 1 erectile TISSUE (=flesh)
LEMMA erogenous
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = tech (of parts of the body) sexually sensitive
EX 1 The female breasts are an erogenous ZONE
LEMMA erotic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or concerning sexual love and desire
EX 1 erotic feelings an erotic picture
LEMMA errant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = mistaken; ERRing
EX 1 An errant husband is one who leaves his wife and chases other women
LEMMA errant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = wandering away from home and doing bad things in distant places
EX 1 She went to London to bring back her errant daughter
LEMMA erratic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = changeable without reason; not regular in movement or behaviour
EX 1
LEMMA erroneous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a statement, a belief, etc.) incorrect
EX 1 the erroneous belief that the world is flat
LEMMA ersatz
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = Ger derog which is used instead of something else, either because of cost or because the real thing cannot be obtained
EX 1 ersatz flour made from potatoes ersatz coffee
LEMMA erudite
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml (of a person or a book) full of learning
EX 1 He has written many erudite works on the history of the Roman Empire
LEMMA eskimo
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or related to a race of people living in the far north of North America, eastern Siberia, and the surrounding islands
EX 1
LEMMA eskimo
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or related to a race of people living in the far north of North America, eastern Siberia, and the surrounding islands
EX 1
LEMMA esoteric
POS adj
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 ..
DEF = secret and mysterious; having deep and secret meanings which are only understood by a few chosen people
EX 1
LEMMA esoteric
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of knowledge, interests, etc.) limited to a small circle of people
EX 1 Some words are really too esoteric for this dictionary
LEMMA especial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = SPECIAL@1 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA essential
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = necessary forming the central part of
EX 1 Her most essential quality is kindness
LEMMA essential
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = necessary forming the central part of
EX 1 Her most essential quality is kindness
LEMMA essential
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tech of an ESSENCE (2)
EX 1 essential oils
LEMMA essential
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tech of an ESSENCE (2)
EX 1 essential oils
LEMMA estimable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person or his behaviour) worthy of ESTEEM@1
EX 1
LEMMA eternal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (sometimes cap.) going on for ever; without beginning or end
EX 1 Rome has been called the Eternal City
LEMMA ethereal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of unearthly lightness and delicacy; like a spirit or fairy
EX 1
LEMMA ethereal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = poet of the ETHER (2)
EX 1 the blue, ethereal sky
LEMMA ethical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of ETHICS (2)
EX 1 What ought I to do? This is an ethical question
LEMMA ethical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = morally good
EX 1 I oughtn't to do that; it's not ethical
LEMMA ethnic
POS adj
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 ze
DEF = of or related to a racial, national, or tribal group
EX 1
LEMMA ethnic
POS adj
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 so
DEF = esp. AmE interestingly unusual because typical of such a group; EXOTIC
EX 1 This music would sound more ethnic if you played it on a tin whistle
LEMMA euclidean
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 zg
DEF = of or related to the discoveries of Euclid about lines, angles, surfaces, and solids (GEOMETRY)
EX 1
LEMMA eugenic
POS adj
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 zb
DEF = connected with, or leading to, the improvement of the human race by EUGENICS
EX 1
LEMMA eugenic
POS adj
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 zb
DEF = connected with, or leading to, the improvement of the human race by EUGENICS
EX 1
LEMMA eugenic
POS adj
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 zb
DEF = apprec that produces strong and clever children
EX 1 a eugenic marriage
LEMMA eulogistic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a speech or a piece of writing) full of EULOGY
EX 1 a eulogistic speech about the courage and goodness of the dead king
LEMMA euphemistic
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zf
DEF = (of a speech or writing) containing or consisting of EUPHEMISM
EX 1
LEMMA euphonious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of language) pleasant in sound
EX 1
LEMMA eurasian
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of Europe and Asia
EX 1
LEMMA eurasian
POS adj
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 ze
DEF = (of people) of mixed European and Asian birth
EX 1
LEMMA eurhythmic
POS adj
FIELD1 gy
FIELD2 mu
DEF = of or related to EURHYTHMICS
EX 1 eurhythmic exercises
LEMMA eurhythmic
POS adj
FIELD1 gy
FIELD2 mu
DEF = of or related to EURHYTHMICS
EX 1 eurhythmic exercises
LEMMA european
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or related to Europe
EX 1
LEMMA european
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
DEF = happening or existing all over Europe
EX 1 an actress of European fame
LEMMA european
POS adj
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 ze
DEF = esp. BrE (of people) white
EX 1 He looks European
LEMMA evanescent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = soon fading away, disappearing, and being forgotten
EX 1
LEMMA evangelic
POS adj
FIELD1 bl
FIELD2 zb
DEF = of the teachings of Christ, as recorded in the 4 books of the Bible called the GOSPELs
EX 1
LEMMA evangelic
POS adj
FIELD1 bl
FIELD2 zb
DEF = of the teachings of Christ, as recorded in the 4 books of the Bible called the GOSPELs
EX 1
LEMMA evangelical
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zi
DEF = (a member) of certain PROTESTANT Christian churches which believe in the importance of religious teaching, of faith, and of studying the Bible, rather than in ceremonies and good behaviour
EX 1
LEMMA evangelical
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zi
DEF = (a member) of certain PROTESTANT Christian churches which believe in the importance of religious teaching, of faith, and of studying the Bible, rather than in ceremonies and good behaviour
EX 1
LEMMA evasive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which EVADEs or tries to EVADE (2,3)
EX 1 an evasive answer
LEMMA even
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = flat, level, smooth; forming a straight line (with)
EX 1 Cut the bushes even with the fence (=not higher and not lower)
LEMMA even
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = regular and unchanging
EX 1 an even temperature
LEMMA even
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of things that can be measured and compared) equal
EX 1 He won the first game and I won the second, so now we're even/now I'm even with him
LEMMA even-handed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fair and equal; equally balanced
EX 1
LEMMA even-tempered
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a calm good temper; not easily made angry
EX 1
LEMMA eventful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full of important events
EX 1 an eventful life
LEMMA eventual
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of an event) happening at last as a result
EX 1 the eventual success of his efforts
LEMMA eventual
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of an event) happening at last as a result
EX 1 the eventual success of his efforts
LEMMA evergreen
POS adj
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a tree or bush) that does not lose its leaves in winter
EX 1
LEMMA everlasting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml lasting for ever; without an end
EX 1 He believes in everlasting life/in life everlasting after death
LEMMA everlasting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml lasting for ever; without an end
EX 1 He believes in everlasting life/in life everlasting after death
LEMMA everlasting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml lasting for ever; without an end
EX 1 He believes in everlasting life/in life everlasting after death
LEMMA everlasting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lasting for a long time
EX 1 These tyres are advertised as being everlasting
LEMMA everlasting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lasting for a long time
EX 1 These tyres are advertised as being everlasting
LEMMA everlasting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog lasting so long, or happening so often, that one gets tired
EX 1 I'm tired of your everlasting quarrels!
LEMMA everlasting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog lasting so long, or happening so often, that one gets tired
EX 1 I'm tired of your everlasting quarrels!
LEMMA everyday
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ordinary, common, and usual
EX 1 These are my everyday shoes, not my best ones
LEMMA everyday
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ordinary, common, and usual
EX 1 These are my everyday shoes, not my best ones
LEMMA evident
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = plain, esp. to the senses; clear because of EVIDENCE
EX 1 It's evident that you've been drinking. her evident unhappiness
LEMMA evil
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very bad, esp. in thought or behaviour; wicked; harmful
EX 1 evil thoughts
LEMMA evil-minded
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having bad thoughts and desires
EX 1
LEMMA evil-tempered
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a very bad temper
EX 1
LEMMA evocative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that produces memories and feelings
EX 1 The taste of these cakes is evocative of my childhood
LEMMA evolutionary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or resulting from EVOLUTION (1,2); developing gradually
EX 1
LEMMA exact
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of things that can be measured) correct and without mistakes
EX 1 The exact time is 3 minutes and 35 seconds past 2. an exact amount/weight
LEMMA exact
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of things that can be measured) correct and without mistakes
EX 1 The exact time is 3 minutes and 35 seconds past 2. an exact amount/weight
LEMMA exact
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = marked by thorough consideration or careful measurement of small details of fact
EX 1 His memory is very exact; he never makes mistakes. The exact sciences are those such as MATHEMATICS which depend on numbers and so can give measurable results
LEMMA exacting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person or a piece of work) demanding much care, effort and attention
EX 1 a day of exacting and tiring work
LEMMA exalted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person or his position) of high rank
EX 1
LEMMA exalted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person or his state of mind) full of the joy of success
EX 1 The victorious students ran through the streets in an exalted state of excitement
LEMMA ex cathedra
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a statement or command) (made) by the official right of one's high office
EX 1 an ex cathedra decision
LEMMA excellent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very good; of very high quality
EX 1 excellent health an excellent wife
LEMMA excepted
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = apart from; EXCEPT FOR (1); with the EXCEPTION of
EX 1 Everyone was tired, John (always) excepted. Everyone, John (always) excepted, was tired. John (always) excepted, everyone was tired
LEMMA excepted
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = apart from; EXCEPT FOR (1); with the EXCEPTION of
EX 1 Everyone was tired, John (always) excepted. Everyone, John (always) excepted, was tired. John (always) excepted, everyone was tired
LEMMA exceptionable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can cause someone to take exception (EXCEPTION (3))
EX 1 That play is quite suitable for children to see; there's nothing exceptionable in it
LEMMA exceptional
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unusual, often in a good sense
EX 1 All her children are clever, but the youngest boy is really exceptional
LEMMA excess
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = additional; more than is usual, allowed, etc.
EX 1 You'll have to pay excess postal charges on this letter. Excess profits tax is paid to the government by companies that make very high profits
LEMMA excessive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too much; too great
EX 1 The prices at this hotel are excessive. She takes an excessive interest in clothes
LEMMA excitable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person or animal) easily excited
EX 1
LEMMA excited
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full of strong, pleasant feelings; not calm
EX 1 The excited children were opening their Christmas presents
LEMMA exciting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that excites one
EX 1 an exciting story/holiday
LEMMA exclamatory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of words or noises) containing or expressing EXCLAMATION(s)
EX 1 The letters she writes are very exclamatory
LEMMA exclusive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that EXCLUDEs socially unsuitable people and charges a lot of money (of a person) not willing to make friends
EX 1
LEMMA exclusive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not shared with others
EX 1 This bathroom is for the President's exclusive use
LEMMA exclusive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not shared with others
EX 1 This bathroom is for the President's exclusive use
LEMMA excruciating
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of pain) very bad
EX 1 an excrutiating headache
LEMMA excusable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of behaviour) that can be forgiven
EX 1
LEMMA ex-directory
POS adj
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (of a telephone number) not in the telephone book
EX 1
LEMMA execrable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very bad
EX 1 execrable manners She's an execrable cook
LEMMA executive
POS adj
FIELD1 b2
FIELD2 ..
DEF = concerned with making and carrying out decisions, esp. in business
EX 1 a man of great executive ability
LEMMA executive
POS adj
FIELD1 b2
FIELD2 ..
DEF = concerned with making and carrying out decisions, esp. in business
EX 1 a man of great executive ability
LEMMA executive
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having the power to carry out government decisions and laws
EX 1 The executive branch carries out the laws which have been made by the LEGISLATURE
LEMMA executive
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having the power to carry out government decisions and laws
EX 1 The executive branch carries out the laws which have been made by the LEGISLATURE
LEMMA exempt
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = freed (from a duty, service, payment, etc.)
EX 1 He is exempt from military service. Bread is exempt from taxation. tax-exempt income
LEMMA ex gratia
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a payment) (made) as a favour, not because one has a duty in law to do it
EX 1
LEMMA exhaustive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = thorough; dealing completely with a subject
EX 1 to make an exhaustive study/exhaustive inquiries
LEMMA exhilarating
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that EXHILARATEs people
EX 1 the exhilarating air at the seaside
LEMMA exigent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a state of affairs) needing urgent attention
EX 1 Unemployment is the most exigent question facing us today
LEMMA exigent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog (of a person) making many repeated demands and not accepting a refusal
EX 1 She is exigent in her demands for money
LEMMA exiguous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too small in amount; not enough
EX 1 an exiguous meal of bread and cheese
LEMMA existent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = existing now; EXTANT
EX 1 This is the only existent copy of his last poem
LEMMA existential
POS adj
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
DEF = related to existence
EX 1 "There is no God" is an existential statement
LEMMA existing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = present
EX 1 Food will not get cheaper under existing conditions
LEMMA existing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = present
EX 1 Food will not get cheaper under existing conditions
LEMMA ex officio
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = because of one's position
EX 1 The president is an ex officio member of the committee (=because he is the president)
LEMMA exorbitant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of cost, demands, etc.) much greater than is reasonable
EX 1 That hotel charges exorbitant prices. He makes exorbitant demands upon my time
LEMMA exotic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = strange and unusual; from or as if from a distant and often tropical country
EX 1 exotic flowers/food/smells an exotic purple bird
LEMMA expansive
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 xx
DEF = able to EXPAND (1) or causing EXPANSION
EX 1
LEMMA expansive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) friendly and willing to talk
EX 1
LEMMA expansive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = large and splendid
EX 1
LEMMA ex parte
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = from the point of view of, or in the interests of, one side only in a law case
EX 1
LEMMA expectant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = hopeful
EX 1 The expectant crowds in the streets waited for the queen to pass
LEMMA expedient
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a course of action, perhaps not a correct or moral one) useful or helpful for a purpose
EX 1 She thought it expedient not to tell her mother where she had been
LEMMA expedient
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a course of action, perhaps not a correct or moral one) useful or helpful for a purpose
EX 1 She thought it expedient not to tell her mother where she had been
LEMMA expeditionary
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or making up an EXPEDITION (1) of war (esp. in the phr. expeditionary force)
EX 1
LEMMA expeditionary
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or making up an EXPEDITION (1) of war (esp. in the phr. expeditionary force)
EX 1
LEMMA expeditious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and their actions) quick and without delay
EX 1 The doctor was very expeditious; he arrived in 5 minutes
LEMMA expendable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that may be used up for a purpose
EX 1 The officer regarded his soldiers as expendable, and was willing to see them all killed in order to gain a victory
LEMMA expensive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = costing a lot of money; costly
EX 1 a very expensive new car Diamonds come (=are) expensive
LEMMA experienced
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person in regard to his job or OCCUPATION) having the right kind of experience
EX 1 an experienced doctor/traveller He's very experienced in mending cars
LEMMA experimental
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = used for or connected with EXPERIMENTs@1
EX 1 an experimental farm
LEMMA expert
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a person) with special knowledge or training
EX 1 She's (an) expert in/at teaching small children. an expert card-player
LEMMA expert
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a person) with special knowledge or training
EX 1 She's (an) expert in/at teaching small children. an expert card-player
LEMMA expert
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a person) with special knowledge or training
EX 1 She's (an) expert in/at teaching small children. an expert card-player
LEMMA expert
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a person) with special knowledge or training
EX 1 She's (an) expert in/at teaching small children. an expert card-player
LEMMA explicable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of behaviour or events) that can be explained
EX 1 Her behaviour is only explicable if you consider her youth
LEMMA explicit
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of statements, rules, etc.) clear and fully expressed
EX 1 to give explicit directions
LEMMA exploded
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 is
DEF = (of a drawing, model, etc.) showing the parts of something separated but in correct relationship to each other
EX 1
LEMMA exploratory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of an action) done in order to learn something
EX 1 The doctors carried out an exploratory operation on my stomach
LEMMA explosive
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zx
DEF = that can explode
EX 1 It's dangerous to smoke when handling explosive materials
LEMMA explosive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a subject or question) that can cause people to explode with strong feeling; very CONTROVERSIAL (of a feeling) tending to strong forceful expression
EX 1 The old man has an explosive temper
LEMMA exponential
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = produced or expressed by multiplying a set of quantities by themselves
EX 1 an exponential growth rate The population is increasing on an exponential curve
LEMMA exponential
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 xx
DEF = containing an EXPONENT (2)
EX 1 y\n\ is an exponential expression
LEMMA ex post facto
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (done, made, or expressed) after the fact
EX 1 ex post facto approval of something that has already happened
LEMMA express
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a command, wish, etc.) clearly stated; EXPLICIT
EX 1 It was her express wish that you should have her jewels after her death
LEMMA express
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a command, wish, etc.) clearly stated; EXPLICIT
EX 1 It was her express wish that you should have her jewels after her death
LEMMA express
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of an intention or purpose) special; clearly understood
EX 1 I came here with the express purpose of seeing you
LEMMA express
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of an intention or purpose) special; clearly understood
EX 1 I came here with the express purpose of seeing you
LEMMA express
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a likeness) exact
EX 1 Everything the child does is an express copy of her elder sister's behaviour
LEMMA express
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a likeness) exact
EX 1 Everything the child does is an express copy of her elder sister's behaviour
LEMMA express
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = going or sent quickly
EX 1 an express train (BrE) an express letter
LEMMA express
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = going or sent quickly
EX 1 an express train (BrE) an express letter
LEMMA express
POS adj
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (esp. AmE) (of a company or its vehicles) carrying parcels quickly
EX 1 an express company/VAN
LEMMA express
POS adj
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (esp. AmE) (of a company or its vehicles) carrying parcels quickly
EX 1 an express company/VAN
LEMMA expressionless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of a voice or face) without EXPRESSION (2)
EX 1
LEMMA expressive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of words or a face) full of feeling and meaning
EX 1 A baby's cry may be expressive of hunger or pain
LEMMA exquisite
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = apprec very finely made or done; almost perfect
EX 1 exquisite manners/grace/beauty an exquisite white fur coat
LEMMA exquisite
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of pain or pleasure) very great
EX 1
LEMMA exquisite
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of power to feel) sensitive and delicate
EX 1
LEMMA ex-service
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (connected with people) formerly belonging to the armed forces
EX 1 a shop selling ex-service goods
LEMMA ex-service
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (connected with people) formerly belonging to the armed forces
EX 1 a shop selling ex-service goods
LEMMA extant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of anything written, painted, etc.) still existing
EX 1
LEMMA extant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of anything written, painted, etc.) still existing
EX 1
LEMMA extant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of anything written, painted, etc.) still existing
EX 1
LEMMA extemporaneous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = EXTEMPORE
EX 1
LEMMA extempore
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (spoken or done) in haste, without time for preparation
EX 1 to make an extempore speech
LEMMA extensive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of an area) covering a large surface
EX 1
LEMMA extensive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = large in amount; extensive damage from the storm \ extensive repairs to the house
EX 1
LEMMA exterior
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = outer; on or from the outside (esp. of places); out-of-door
EX 1 the exterior walls of the prison The play begins with an exterior scene in a garden
LEMMA exterior
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = outer; on or from the outside (esp. of places); out-of-door
EX 1 the exterior walls of the prison The play begins with an exterior scene in a garden
LEMMA external
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = on, of, or for the outside
EX 1 an external wound This medicine is for external use, not to drink. An external student studies outside the university. An external examination is arranged by people outside one's own school
LEMMA external
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be seen but is not natural or real
EX 1 To all external appearances he was a quiet man, but he had a violent temper
LEMMA external
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = foreign
EX 1 This newspaper doesn't pay enough attention to external affairs
LEMMA exterritorial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = EXTRATERRITORIAL
EX 1
LEMMA extinct
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a kind of animal) no longer existing
EX 1 The woolly elephant (MAMMOTH) has been extinct for a long time
LEMMA extinct
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of fire) no longer burning
EX 1 This VOLCANO (=burning mountain) is extinct
LEMMA extinct
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of non-material things) having died out
EX 1 The belief in magic is almost extinct today
LEMMA extortionate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a demand, price, etc.) very high; much too high; EXORBITANT
EX 1
LEMMA extra
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = additional(ly); beyond what is usual or necessary
EX 1 extra money an extra loaf of bread to work extra hard to arrive extra late
LEMMA extra
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = additional(ly); beyond what is usual or necessary
EX 1 extra money an extra loaf of bread to work extra hard to arrive extra late
LEMMA extra
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = as well as the regular charge
EX 1 Dinner costs L3, and wine is extra. They charge extra for wine. L3 extra
LEMMA extra
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = as well as the regular charge
EX 1 Dinner costs L3, and wine is extra. They charge extra for wine. L3 extra
LEMMA extra
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = as well as the regular charge
EX 1 Dinner costs L3, and wine is extra. They charge extra for wine. L3 extra
LEMMA extracurricular
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. of activities such as sports, music or acting) outside the regular course of work (CURRICULUM) in a school or college
EX 1
LEMMA extraditable
POS adj
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
DEF = (of a crime) for which a person can be EXTRADITEd
EX 1
LEMMA extrajudicial
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = beyond or outside the ordinary powers of the law
EX 1
LEMMA extramarital
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or related to a married person's sexual relationships outside marriage
EX 1 to have extramarital relations (with)
LEMMA extramural
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = outside (the walls of) a town or an organization
EX 1 This hospital provides extramural care
LEMMA extramural
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = outside (the walls of) a town or an organization
EX 1 This hospital provides extramural care
LEMMA extramural
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of students, courses, etc.) connected with but outside a university
EX 1 a course run by the university extramural department
LEMMA extramural
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of students, courses, etc.) connected with but outside a university
EX 1 a course run by the university extramural department
LEMMA extramural
POS adj
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ed
DEF = AmE (of sports) between teams from different schools
EX 1 an extramural football game
LEMMA extramural
POS adj
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ed
DEF = AmE (of sports) between teams from different schools
EX 1 an extramural football game
LEMMA extraneous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not directly connected (with the thing to which it is joined); coming from outside
EX 1 This is not part of the tree, but an extraneous growth
LEMMA extraneous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not belonging (to the subject that is being dealt with)
EX 1 extraneous events in a story
LEMMA extraordinary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very strange
EX 1 What an extraordinary hat!
LEMMA extraordinary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = more than what is ordinary
EX 1 a girl of extraordinary beauty
LEMMA extraordinary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of arrangements) as well as the ordinary one(s)
EX 1 The committee meets regularly on Fridays, but there will be an extraordinary meeting next Wednesday
LEMMA extraordinary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of arrangements) as well as the ordinary one(s)
EX 1 The committee meets regularly on Fridays, but there will be an extraordinary meeting next Wednesday
LEMMA extraordinary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml (of certain officials) additional to the usual official(s); employed on a special service
EX 1 He became doctor extraordinary to the Queen
LEMMA extraordinary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml (of certain officials) additional to the usual official(s); employed on a special service
EX 1 He became doctor extraordinary to the Queen
LEMMA extrasensory percept
POS adj
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 ..
DEF = knowledge or feelings about outside, past, or future things, obtained without the use of the ordinary 5 senses
EX 1
LEMMA extraterrestrial
POS adj
FIELD1 ao
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (coming from) outside the earth
EX 1 Does extraterrestrial life exist?
LEMMA extraterritorial
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 pl
DEF = (of rights) free from control by local law
EX 1 An AMBASSADOR (=a person of high rank who acts for his own government in another country) has extraterritorial rights and cannot be punished for breaking the law
LEMMA extraterritorial
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 pl
DEF = (of rights) free from control by local law
EX 1 An AMBASSADOR (=a person of high rank who acts for his own government in another country) has extraterritorial rights and cannot be punished for breaking the law
LEMMA extraterritorial
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 pl
DEF = outside the area where local law is effective
EX 1 the country's extraterritorial possessions
LEMMA extraterritorial
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 pl
DEF = outside the area where local law is effective
EX 1 the country's extraterritorial possessions
LEMMA extravagant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) wasteful esp. of money (of habits and behaviour) too costly
EX 1 We mustn't buy roses; it's extravagant
LEMMA extravagant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of ideas, behaviour, and the expression of feeling) uncontrolled; beyond what is reasonable
EX 1 He makes the most extravagant claims for his new system
LEMMA extreme
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = the furthest possible; at the very beginning or very end
EX 1 the extreme end of the road extreme old age
LEMMA extreme
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = the furthest possible; at the very beginning or very end
EX 1 the extreme end of the road extreme old age
LEMMA extreme
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = the greatest possible
EX 1 extreme heat/danger The extreme PENALTY (=punishment) of the law in England used to be punishment by death
LEMMA extreme
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = the greatest possible
EX 1 extreme heat/danger The extreme PENALTY (=punishment) of the law in England used to be punishment by death
LEMMA extreme
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 xx
DEF = often derog. (of opinions and those who hold them) going beyond the usual limits
EX 1 to hold extreme opinions
LEMMA extreme
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 xx
DEF = often derog. (of opinions and those who hold them) going beyond the usual limits
EX 1 to hold extreme opinions
LEMMA extreme
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 xx
DEF = often derog. (of opinions and those who hold them) going beyond the usual limits
EX 1 to hold extreme opinions
LEMMA extrinsic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a value or quality) not forming a part of or not really belonging to, that with which it is connected
EX 1
LEMMA exuberant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and their behaviour) overflowing with life and cheerful excitement
EX 1
LEMMA exuberant
POS adj
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of plants) growing strongly and plentifully
EX 1 the exuberant growth of a tropical rain forest
LEMMA exultant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = EXULTing
EX 1 The exultant crowds were dancing in the streets
LEMMA eye-catching
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a thing) so unusual that one cannot help looking at it
EX 1 an eye-catching advertisement
LEMMA fabian
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = using delay, esp. in order to wear out an opponent
EX 1
LEMMA fabian
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of the FABIANs
EX 1
LEMMA fabled
POS adj
FIELD1 my
FIELD2 lt
DEF = spoken of or famous in FABLEs
EX 1
LEMMA fabulous
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = nearly unbelievable
EX 1 a fabulous sum of money
LEMMA fabulous
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = infml very good or pleasant; excellent
EX 1
LEMMA fabulous
POS adj
FIELD1 my
FIELD2 tl
DEF = existing or told about in FABLEs
EX 1 fabulous creatures
LEMMA faceless
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = without any clear character
EX 1 Crowds of faceless people pour into the city each day
LEMMA face-saving
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = which allows self-respect to be kept, trust, etc., as by making a type of decision (COMPROMISE)
EX 1 a face-saving decision
LEMMA face-saving
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = which allows self-respect to be kept, trust, etc., as by making a type of decision (COMPROMISE)
EX 1 a face-saving decision
LEMMA facetious
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = using or tending to use unsuitable jokes
EX 1 I became angry with the facetious boy/at his facetious remarks
LEMMA face-to-face
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = being within each other's presence or sight
EX 1 They had a face-to-face argument
LEMMA face-to-face
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = being within each other's presence or sight
EX 1 They had a face-to-face argument
LEMMA facial
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = of or concerning the face
EX 1
LEMMA facile
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = easily done or obtained
EX 1 facile success
LEMMA facile
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = too easy; not deep; meaningless
EX 1 facile remarks/answers/expression
LEMMA facile
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = moving, working, acting, or done easily
EX 1 a facile hand/writer
LEMMA factious
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = acting so as to favour only a small group
EX 1 His factious arguments were disapproved of by most members
LEMMA factious
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = caused by small groups
EX 1
LEMMA factitious
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = produced by man; not natural
EX 1
LEMMA factitious
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = caused on purpose; unreal
EX 1 A factitious demand for sugar was caused by false stories that there would be a lack of it
LEMMA factual
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, concerning, or based on facts
EX 1 a factual account of the war
LEMMA fail-safe
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = made so that a failure in any part causes the whole machine, plan, etc., to come to a stop
EX 1
LEMMA faint
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = weak and about to lose consciousness
EX 1 He felt faint for lack of food
LEMMA faint
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = performed in a weak manner; lacking strength
EX 1 faint praise
LEMMA faint
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = lacking courage or spirit; cowardly (esp in the phr. faint heart never won fair lady)
EX 1
LEMMA faint
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = lacking clearness, brightness, strength, etc.
EX 1 faint sound The colours became more faint as the sun set
LEMMA faint
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = very small; slight
EX 1 (infml ) I haven't the faintest idea what you're talking about
LEMMA faint-hearted
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = lacking courage or spirit, cowardly
EX 1
LEMMA fair
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = free from dishonesty or injustice
EX 1 a fair businessman a fair decision
LEMMA fair
POS adj
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 sp
DEF = that is allowed to be done, given, etc., as under the rules of a game
EX 1 It is not fair to kick another player in football
LEMMA fair
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = fairly good, large, fine, etc.
EX 1 His knowledge of the language is fair
LEMMA fair
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = showing by favourable conditions; likely (esp. in the phr. in a fair way to)
EX 1 She was in a fair way to win before she fell
LEMMA fair
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of the sky or weather) not stormy; fine; clear
EX 1
LEMMA fair
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having a good clear clean appearance or quality
EX 1 I have made you a fair copy of the report
LEMMA fair
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. of the skin or hair) light in colour; not dark
EX 1
LEMMA fair
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) having pale skin and light hair
EX 1
LEMMA fair
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of women) esp. old use beautiful; attractive
EX 1
LEMMA fair
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = pleasing but not sincere
EX 1 fair promises
LEMMA fair-minded
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = fair in judgment; just
EX 1
LEMMA fair-weather
POS adj
FIELD1 x.
FIELD2 ..
DEF = present in times of success, absent in times of trouble (esp. in the phr. fair-weather friend)
EX 1
LEMMA fairy-tale
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or suitable for a FAIRY TALE; unreal, magical
EX 1
LEMMA faithful
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = full of or showing loyalty
EX 1 He is a faithful friend. He remained faithful to his friend
LEMMA faithful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = believing strongly in religion
EX 1 The faithful could be seen praying
LEMMA faithful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = believing strongly in religion
EX 1 The faithful could be seen praying
LEMMA faithful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = who or that is sure to do what has been promised or what is expected
EX 1 faithful worker
LEMMA faithful
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = true to the facts or to an original
EX 1 faithful account/copy
LEMMA faithful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = loyal to one's (marriage) partner by having no sexual relationship with anyone else
EX 1
LEMMA faithless
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = not acting according to promises or duty; disloyal; false
EX 1 a faithless worker
LEMMA faithless
POS adj
FIELD1 rn
FIELD2 ..
DEF = without belief or trust, esp. in God
EX 1
LEMMA faithless
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = that may not be trusted
EX 1 a faithless friend
LEMMA fake
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = made and intended to deceive
EX 1 fake money
LEMMA fake
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = made and intended to deceive
EX 1 fake money
LEMMA fallacious
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = likely or intended to deceive
EX 1
LEMMA fallacious
POS adj
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 zl
DEF = containing or based on false reasoning
EX 1 a fallacious argument
LEMMA fallible
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = able or likely to make a mistake or be wrong
EX 1 All men are fallible
LEMMA fallow
POS adj
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 zs
DEF = (land) dug (or PLOUGHed) but left unplanted to improve its quality
EX 1 He left the land fallow for a year
LEMMA fallow
POS adj
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 zs
DEF = (land) dug (or PLOUGHed) but left unplanted to improve its quality
EX 1 He left the land fallow for a year
LEMMA false
POS adj
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 zl
DEF = not true or correct
EX 1 false statement/ideas
LEMMA false
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = declaring what is untrue; deceitful; lying
EX 1
LEMMA false
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = not faithful or loyal
EX 1 a false friend
LEMMA false
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = not real
EX 1 false teeth/diamonds
LEMMA false
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = made or changed so as to deceive
EX 1 false weights
LEMMA false
POS adj
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. in plant names) so called because it looks like the real plant of the name
EX 1
LEMMA false-hearted
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = disloyal; faithless
EX 1
LEMMA famed
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = well known; famous
EX 1 famed for their beauty
LEMMA familial
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, concerning, or typical of a family
EX 1
LEMMA familial
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, concerning, or typical of a family
EX 1
LEMMA familiar
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = generally known, seen, or experienced; common
EX 1 a familiar sight
LEMMA familiar
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having a thorough knowledge (of)
EX 1 I am familiar with that book/too
LEMMA familiar
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = without tight control; informal; easy
EX 1 He wrote in a familiar style
LEMMA familiar
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = very friendly; close
EX 1 familiar friend
LEMMA familiar
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = too friendly for the occasion
EX 1 The man's unpleasant familiar behaviour angered the girl
LEMMA famished
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = suffering from very great hunger
EX 1
LEMMA famous
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = very well known
EX 1 a famous actor He is famous for his fine acting
LEMMA famous
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = becoming rare very good
EX 1 famous weather for a swim
LEMMA fanatic
POS adj
FIELD1 rn
FIELD2 pl
DEF = showing very great and often unreasoning keenness, esp. in religious or political matters
EX 1
LEMMA fanciful
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
DEF = showing imagination rather than reason and experience
EX 1 a fanciful poet
LEMMA fanciful
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = unreal; imaginary
EX 1
LEMMA fanciful
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = odd in appearance, esp. in being highly ornamented
EX 1 fanciful designs
LEMMA fancy
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = ornamental or brightly coloured
EX 1 fancy goods They are too fancy for me
LEMMA fancy
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = based on free imagination rather than fact
EX 1 a fancy account
LEMMA fancy
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = higher than the usu. or reasonable price
EX 1 He sells poor goods and charges fancy prices
LEMMA fancy
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 qu
DEF = not ordinary; fine
EX 1 fancy cakes/fruits
LEMMA fancy
POS adj
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 zb
DEF = (of birds, dogs, plants, etc.) grown or trained for particular points of beauty or quality
EX 1
LEMMA fancy-free
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = free to do anything or like anyone, esp. because not bound by love
EX 1
LEMMA fantastic
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = odd, strange, or wild in shape, meaning, etc.; not controlled by reason
EX 1 fantastic dream/story/fears
LEMMA fantastic
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of an idea, plan, etc.) too unrelated to reality to be practical or reasonable
EX 1
LEMMA fantastic
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = very great or large
EX 1 a fantastic sum of money
LEMMA fantastic
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = infml very good; wonderful
EX 1 a fantastic play
LEMMA far
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = esp. lit or poet distant
EX 1 a far country
LEMMA far
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = esp. lit or poet distant
EX 1 a far country
LEMMA far
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = also farther more distant of the 2
EX 1 the far/farther side of the street
LEMMA far
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = also farther more distant of the 2
EX 1 the far/farther side of the street
LEMMA far
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a political position) very much to the LEFT or RIGHT
EX 1 a far right organization a member of the far left
LEMMA far
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a political position) very much to the LEFT or RIGHT
EX 1 a far right organization a member of the far left
LEMMA faraway
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = distant
EX 1 a faraway place
LEMMA faraway
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of the look in a person's eyes) dreaming, as if looking at or thinking about something distant
EX 1
LEMMA farfetched
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of an example or comparison) not easily or naturally connected; improbable or forced
EX 1
LEMMA far-flung
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = spread over a great distance
EX 1 Our far-flung trade connections cover the world
LEMMA far-flung
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = distant
EX 1 I have friends in the most far-flung cities of the world
LEMMA far-gone
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = in an advanced state, esp. of something generally unpleasant such as madness, debt, or DRUNKENNESS
EX 1 He is far-gone in debt. He has been going increasingly mad over the last 3 years and is now rather far-gone
LEMMA farinaceous
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = consisting of or containing much flour or STARCH
EX 1 Bread, potatoes, and grains are all farinaceous foods
LEMMA far-off
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = distant in space or time
EX 1
LEMMA far-out
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = very different or uncommon; strange
EX 1 far-out ideas/clothes/people
LEMMA far-out
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = very good; wonderful
EX 1
LEMMA far-reaching
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having a wide influence or effect
EX 1
LEMMA farsighted
POS adj
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 ..
DEF = also farseeing_ able to see the future effects of present actions
EX 1
LEMMA farsighted
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = esp. AmE LONGSIGHTED
EX 1
LEMMA farther
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = more distant; FAR@2 (2)
EX 1 On the farther side of the street there was a large shop
LEMMA farther
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = more distant; FAR@2 (2)
EX 1 On the farther side of the street there was a large shop
LEMMA farthest
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (superl. of FAR) most far
EX 1 the farthest (away) from London Who can swim farthest?
LEMMA farthest
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (superl. of FAR) most far
EX 1 the farthest (away) from London Who can swim farthest?
LEMMA farthest
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (superl. of FAR) most far
EX 1 the farthest (away) from London Who can swim farthest?
LEMMA fascinating
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that fascinates (FASCINATE (1))
EX 1 The most fascinating insect is walking across the paper. Your ideas are fascinating to me
LEMMA fascist
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (often cap.) (a supporter) of FASCISM
EX 1 fascist opinions the Fascist party to join a group of fascists
LEMMA fascist
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog (a supporter) of any political movement strongly opposed to SOCIALISM
EX 1 You have no morals, you fascist pig!
LEMMA fascist
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog (a supporter) of any political movement strongly opposed to SOCIALISM
EX 1 You have no morals, you fascist pig!
LEMMA fascist
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog (a supporter) of any political movement strongly opposed to SOCIALISM
EX 1 You have no morals, you fascist pig!
LEMMA fashionable
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (made, dressed, etc.) according to the latest fashion
EX 1 a fashionable hat/woman It's fashionable to go to Bermuda for your holidays
LEMMA fast
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = quick; moving quickly
EX 1 a fast car fast music
LEMMA fast
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = firm; firmly fixed
EX 1 The colours aren't fast, so be careful when you wash this shirt
LEMMA fast
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person or his behaviour) becoming rare wanting too much pleasure and spending too much money (of a woman) old use free in sexual matters
EX 1
LEMMA fast
POS adj
FIELD1 pg
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of a photographic film) suitable for being EXPOSED (=uncovered to the light) for a very short time
EX 1
LEMMA fast
POS adj
FIELD1 hr
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of a clock) showing a time that is later than the true time (often by a stated amount)
EX 1 My watch is fast/is 5 minutes fast
LEMMA fast
POS adj
FIELD1 hr
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of a clock) showing a time that is later than the true time (often by a stated amount)
EX 1 My watch is fast/is 5 minutes fast
LEMMA fast
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = allowing quick movement
EX 1 an accident in the fast LANE (=track) of the MOTORWAY
LEMMA fast
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = allowing quick movement
EX 1 an accident in the fast LANE (=track) of the MOTORWAY
LEMMA fastidious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (typical of a person) who is difficult to please, disliking anything at all dirty, nasty, or rough
EX 1 Jean is too fastidious to eat with her fingers
LEMMA fat
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of creatures and their bodies) having (too) much fat
EX 1 fat cattle a fat baby You'll get even fatter if you eat all those potatoes
LEMMA fat
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of meat) containing a lot of fat
EX 1
LEMMA fat
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = thick and well-filled
EX 1 a fat book (fig.) a fat bank account
LEMMA fat
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of land) producing plentiful crops
EX 1 the fat farms in the valley
LEMMA fatal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing or resulting in death
EX 1 a fatal accident/illness (fig.) This piece of news was fatal to the President's political future
LEMMA fatal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very dangerous and unfortunate
EX 1 He took the fatal decision to marry Martha
LEMMA fated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = caused or fixed by FATE (1)
EX 1 You and I were fated to meet. It was fated that we should meet
LEMMA fated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = caused or fixed by FATE (1)
EX 1 You and I were fated to meet. It was fated that we should meet
LEMMA fateful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a day, event, or decision) important (esp. in a bad way) for the future
EX 1 that fateful night when I met Miss Simmons
LEMMA fatherly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like or typical of a father
EX 1 a fatherly old doctor He gave her a fatherly kiss
LEMMA fathomless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too deep to be measured or understood
EX 1 fathomless depths (fig.) a fathomless mystery
LEMMA fatless
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of food) without fat
EX 1 a fatless DIET (=the food to which one is limited for medical reasons)
LEMMA fatted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of animals) FATTENed for eating
EX 1 fatted cattle
LEMMA fatted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of animals) FATTENed for eating
EX 1 fatted cattle
LEMMA fatty
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of food) containing a lot of fat
EX 1
LEMMA fatuous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very silly without seeming to know it
EX 1 What a fatuous remark!
LEMMA faultless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without a fault; perfect
EX 1 She gave a faultless performance on the piano
LEMMA faulty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of machines, apparatus, etc.) having FAULTs@1 (1)
EX 1 a faulty wire in the electrical system faulty reasoning
LEMMA favourable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a message, answer, etc.) saying what one wants to hear
EX 1 The doctor gave a very favourable report on my health. I hear favourable accounts of your work
LEMMA favourable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of conditions) advantageous; FAVOURing@2 (3)
EX 1 We can sail there in an hour, if the wind is favourable (to us)
LEMMA favoured
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having special advantages; favourite
EX 1 He sat in his (most) favoured corner by the fire
LEMMA favoured
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having advantages of the stated kind
EX 1 She is favoured with great beauty
LEMMA favoured
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having advantages of the stated kind
EX 1 She is favoured with great beauty
LEMMA favourite
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being a favourite
EX 1 my favourite type of chocolates his favourite son
LEMMA fearful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing fear
EX 1 a fearful storm
LEMMA fearful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not fml very bad; (of bad things) very great; FRIGHTFUL
EX 1 What a fearful waste of time!
LEMMA fearful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (typical of someone) that is afraid
EX 1 He was fearful of her anger/fearful that/LEST she should be angry
LEMMA fearful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (typical of someone) that is afraid
EX 1 He was fearful of her anger/fearful that/LEST she should be angry
LEMMA fearless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (typical of someone) that is without fear
EX 1 fearless of what might happen
LEMMA fearsome
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing fear; very unpleasant esp. in appearance
EX 1 a fearsome sight
LEMMA feasible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = able to be carried out or done; possible
EX 1 Your plan sounds quite feasible. It's not feasible to dismiss him
LEMMA featherbrained
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very silly and thoughtless
EX 1 She was too featherbrained to count the money properly. Mildred's a featherbrained little creature
LEMMA featherweight
POS adj
FIELD1 gy
FIELD2 zb
DEF = a BOXER weighing between 118 and 126 pounds (53.5 to 57 kilos)
EX 1
LEMMA featherweight
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = someone or something of very little weight someone or something of very little importance
EX 1
LEMMA feathery
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = covered with feathers
EX 1
LEMMA feathery
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = soft and light
EX 1 feathery pastry
LEMMA featureless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = uninteresting, because of having no noticeable FEATUREs@1 (1)
EX 1 a house in the middle of a featureless plain
LEMMA febrile
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
DEF = of or caused by fever
EX 1
LEMMA feckless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (typical of a person) worthless and without purpose or plans for the future
EX 1
LEMMA fecund
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very FERTILE; very productive
EX 1 a fecund fruit tree (fig.) Books flowed from his fecund pen
LEMMA federal
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or formed into a political FEDERATION (1)
EX 1 Switzerland is a federal republic
LEMMA federal
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 qu
DEF = (in the US) of or relating to the central government of the FEDERATION (1) as compared with those of the States that form it
EX 1 to pay both federal taxes and state taxes
LEMMA federalist
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 qu
DEF = (typical of) a believer in political FEDERATION (2) in general (typical of) a believer (in US politics) often cap in the FEDERATION (1) of the American States after the War of Independence
EX 1
LEMMA federalist
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 qu
DEF = (in US politics) (a member) of a political party formed in 1787 that favoured a strong central government
EX 1
LEMMA fed up
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unhappy, tired, and discontented, esp. about something dull one has had too much of
EX 1 I won't wait any longer_I'm fed up! I'm fed up with your complaints. She's very fed up about it. Mother will be a bit fed up that you didn't telephone
LEMMA fed up
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unhappy, tired, and discontented, esp. about something dull one has had too much of
EX 1 I won't wait any longer_I'm fed up! I'm fed up with your complaints. She's very fed up about it. Mother will be a bit fed up that you didn't telephone
LEMMA fed up
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unhappy, tired, and discontented, esp. about something dull one has had too much of
EX 1 I won't wait any longer_I'm fed up! I'm fed up with your complaints. She's very fed up about it. Mother will be a bit fed up that you didn't telephone
LEMMA feeble
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = weak; with little force
EX 1 Grandfather has been getting feebler lately
LEMMA feeble
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = weak; with little force
EX 1 Grandfather has been getting feebler lately
LEMMA feeble
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a joke, idea, or story) silly; not well thought out
EX 1 a feeble suggestion
LEMMA feeble
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a joke, idea, or story) silly; not well thought out
EX 1 a feeble suggestion
LEMMA feebleminded
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very stupid; with less than the usual INTELLIGENCE
EX 1
LEMMA feeling
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing strong FEELINGs
EX 1 She gave him a feeling look
LEMMA fee-paying
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that pays FEEs
EX 1 a fee-paying student
LEMMA fee-paying
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that pays FEEs
EX 1 a fee-paying student
LEMMA fee-paying
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that charges FEEs
EX 1 a fee-paying school
LEMMA fee-paying
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that charges FEEs
EX 1 a fee-paying school
LEMMA felicitous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of words or remarks) suitable and well-chosen
EX 1
LEMMA feline
POS adj
FIELD1 dz
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of or like) a member of the cat family
EX 1 Lions and tigers are felines
LEMMA fell
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = evil,dangerous and terrible
EX 1 a fell disease
LEMMA fell
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = evil,dangerous and terrible
EX 1 a fell disease
LEMMA fellow
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = another (of 2 or more things or people like oneself)
EX 1 one's fellow creatures/prisoners/students I've met a fellow lionhunter!
LEMMA female
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of the sex that gives birth to young
EX 1 a female elephant to employ female workers
LEMMA female
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = suitable to or typical of this sex, rather than the male sex
EX 1 the female form
LEMMA female
POS adj
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of plants or flowers) producing fruit
EX 1 This rose is female
LEMMA female
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tech having a hole made to receive a part that fits into it
EX 1 a female PLUG
LEMMA feminine
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or having the qualities suitable for a woman
EX 1 He has a very feminine voice
LEMMA feminine
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = tech (in grammar) (with the word endings) of a certain class of words
EX 1 The word for "door" is feminine in German. "Actress" is the feminine form of "actor"
LEMMA feminist
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (typical of) someone who believes in FEMINISM
EX 1 Feminist opinions John Stuart Mill was an early feminist
LEMMA feral
POS adj
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of an animal) wild, esp. after living with people and escaping
EX 1 Feral cats are not naturally fierce like wild cats, but in Australia they have done a lot of damage since they became wild
LEMMA ferocious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fierce, cruel, and violent
EX 1 a ferocious lion ferocious punishments (fig.) The heat is ferocious today
LEMMA ferrous
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
DEF = related to or containing iron
EX 1 ferrous metals
LEMMA fertile
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
DEF = producing many young, fruits, or seeds
EX 1 Some fish are very fertile: they lay 1000's of eggs
LEMMA fertile
POS adj
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of land) which produces or can produce good crops
EX 1 fertile soil
LEMMA fertile
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
DEF = (of living things) able to produce young or fruit
EX 1 Are these eggs fertile? The young of a horse and a donkey is not fertile
LEMMA fertile
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person's mind) inventive; full of suggestions, ideas, etc.
EX 1 Martha has a fertile imagination_she always thinks I'm going to be murdered
LEMMA fertile
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) full (of suggestions, ideas, etc.)
EX 1 George is always fertile in new plans
LEMMA fervent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that is, feels, or shows strong and warm feelings
EX 1 a fervent desire to win He's a fervent believer in free speech
LEMMA fervid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that shows strong and serious feeling
EX 1 a fervid political speech
LEMMA festal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = FESTIVE
EX 1 festal music this festal occasion festal POMP
LEMMA festive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or suitable for (a) FESTIVAL (1, 2)
EX 1 Christmas is often called the festive season. They all sat round the festive BOARD (=table spread with a feast)
LEMMA fetal
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 xx
DEF = FOETAL
EX 1
LEMMA fetching
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = attractive; pleasing
EX 1 You look very fetching in that cap
LEMMA fetid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of water) smelling bad
EX 1 the fetid breath of a wild animal
LEMMA fetishist
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (someone) worshipping a FETISH (1)
EX 1 a tribe of fetishists a fetishist religion
LEMMA fetishist
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (someone) worshipping a FETISH (1)
EX 1 a tribe of fetishists a fetishist religion
LEMMA fetishist
POS adj
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
DEF = tech (in PSYCHOLOGY) (someone) with a need for a FETISH (2)
EX 1
LEMMA fetishist
POS adj
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
DEF = tech (in PSYCHOLOGY) (someone) with a need for a FETISH (2)
EX 1
LEMMA feudal
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 u7
DEF = law of or relating to the system by which people held land, and received protection, in return for giving work or military help as practised in Western Europe from about the 9th to the 15th century
EX 1 the feudal system one's feudal lord
LEMMA feudal
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 u7
DEF = law of or relating to the system by which people held land, and received protection, in return for giving work or military help as practised in Western Europe from about the 9th to the 15th century
EX 1 the feudal system one's feudal lord
LEMMA feudal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not fml (of behaviour or a relationship) like that which existed between lords and their servants at that time
EX 1 It seems a bit feudal to call him "sir"
LEMMA feudatory
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 u7
DEF = owing FEUDAL (1) duties to
EX 1 He is feudatory to the King
LEMMA fevered
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (as if) suffering from fever
EX 1 fevered cheeks
LEMMA fevered
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (as if) suffering from fever
EX 1 fevered cheeks
LEMMA fevered
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too excited (often in the phr. a fevered imagination)
EX 1
LEMMA fevered
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too excited (often in the phr. a fevered imagination)
EX 1
LEMMA fevered
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very strong; unnatural
EX 1 fevered haste
LEMMA fevered
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very strong; unnatural
EX 1 fevered haste
LEMMA feverish
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
DEF = having or showing a slight fever
EX 1 in a feverish condition
LEMMA feverish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = caused by fever
EX 1 a feverish dream
LEMMA feverish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = likely to cause fever
EX 1 a feverish tropical island
LEMMA feverish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unnaturally fast
EX 1 feverish work
LEMMA fey
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person or his behaviour, used esp. of women) silly in a sensitive artistic way; not practical
EX 1
LEMMA fibrous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like or made of FIBREs
EX 1 a fruit with a fibrous shell
LEMMA fickle
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not loyal in love or friendship; often changing
EX 1 Cressida turned out to be fickle_she's left me
LEMMA fictional
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = belonging to FICTION (1); told as a story
EX 1 a fictional account of a journey to the moon
LEMMA fictitious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = untrue; invented; not real
EX 1 His account of the crime was totally fictitious. Hamlet was a fictitious character
LEMMA fiddling
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unimportant and silly; too small
EX 1 I can't get this fiddling little key into the lock
LEMMA fiddling
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unimportant and silly; too small
EX 1 I can't get this fiddling little key into the lock
LEMMA fidgety
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = restless; FIDGETing@2 (1) or wanting to FIDGET
EX 1 feeling more and more fidgety
LEMMA fiendish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fierce and cruel
EX 1 treated them with fiendish cruelty to have a fiendish temper
LEMMA fiendish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not fml (of behaviour) very clever; not plain or simple not fml (of difficulty or cleverness) very great
EX 1 the fiendish difficulty of the job
LEMMA fierce
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = angry, violent, and cruel
EX 1 a fierce dog to guard the house He made a fierce speech, urging them to fight. That tiger looks very fierce!
LEMMA fierce
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of heat, strong feelings, etc.) very great
EX 1 fierce anger the fierce heat of the tropical sun
LEMMA fiery
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = flaming and violent; looking like fire
EX 1 fiery red hair
LEMMA fiery
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = quickly moved to anger or violent action
EX 1 a fiery temper the fiery spirits of the young soldiers
LEMMA fifty-fifty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of shares or chances) equal(ly)
EX 1 Let's go fifty-fifty. We divided it up fifty-fifty/on a fifty-fifty BASIS. It's fifty-fifty that he won't succeed
LEMMA fifty-fifty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of shares or chances) equal(ly)
EX 1 Let's go fifty-fifty. We divided it up fifty-fifty/on a fifty-fifty BASIS. It's fifty-fifty that he won't succeed
LEMMA figurative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of words) used in some way other than the ordinary meaning, to make a word picture or comparison
EX 1 "A sweet temper" is a figurative expression, but "sweet coffee" is not
LEMMA figured
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ornamented with a small pattern
EX 1 a dress of figured silk
LEMMA figured
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ornamented with a small pattern
EX 1 a dress of figured silk
LEMMA filial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or suitable to a son or daughter
EX 1 filial love
LEMMA filmable
POS adj
FIELD1 mp
FIELD2 ..
DEF = suitable to be FILMed@2 (1)
EX 1 a very filmable face!
LEMMA filmy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of cloth) so fine and thin that one can see through it
EX 1 filmy mists a filmy silk dress
LEMMA filthy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very dirty
EX 1 covered with FILTH (1): your filthy boots
LEMMA filthy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing or containing FILTH (2)
EX 1
LEMMA finable
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of an action) for which one must pay a FINE@1 (1)
EX 1 a finable offence
LEMMA final
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = last; coming at the end
EX 1 Z is the final letter in the alphabet. a final cup of coffee before we left
LEMMA final
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = last; coming at the end
EX 1 Z is the final letter in the alphabet. a final cup of coffee before we left
LEMMA final
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a decision, offer, etc.) that cannot be changed
EX 1 I won't go, and that's final! Is that your final offer?
LEMMA final
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a decision, offer, etc.) that cannot be changed
EX 1 I won't go, and that's final! Is that your final offer?
LEMMA financial
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 xx
DEF = connected with money
EX 1 The City of London is a great financial centre. Mr Briggs is our financial advisor
LEMMA fin de siecle
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, relating to, or typical of, the end of the 19th century
EX 1
LEMMA fin de siecle
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, relating to, or typical of, the end of the 19th century
EX 1
LEMMA fine
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = beautiful and of high quality; better than most of its kind
EX 1 a fine house/woman/wine/view I've never seen a finer animal. He's a very fine musician. "Fine feathers don't make fine birds" (old saying)
LEMMA fine
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = beautiful and of high quality; better than most of its kind
EX 1 a fine house/woman/wine/view I've never seen a finer animal. He's a very fine musician. "Fine feathers don't make fine birds" (old saying)
LEMMA fine
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very thin in very small grains or bits
EX 1 fine sugar/dust
LEMMA fine
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very thin in very small grains or bits
EX 1 fine sugar/dust
LEMMA fine
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of weather) bright and sunny; not wet
EX 1 It's turned out fine again. a fine summer morning
LEMMA fine
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of weather) bright and sunny; not wet
EX 1 It's turned out fine again. a fine summer morning
LEMMA fine
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not fml (of a person or conditions) healthy and comfortable
EX 1 "How's your wife?" "She's fine, thank you." This flat's fine for 2 people, but not more
LEMMA fine
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not fml (of a person or conditions) healthy and comfortable
EX 1 "How's your wife?" "She's fine, thank you." This flat's fine for 2 people, but not more
LEMMA fine
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not fml (of a person or conditions) healthy and comfortable
EX 1 "How's your wife?" "She's fine, thank you." This flat's fine for 2 people, but not more
LEMMA fine
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = delicate; to be understood only with an effort
EX 1 I missed some of the finer points in the argument
LEMMA fine
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = delicate; to be understood only with an effort
EX 1 I missed some of the finer points in the argument
LEMMA fine
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of work) delicate and careful; on a small SCALE
EX 1 fine sewing the finest workmanship
LEMMA fine
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of work) delicate and careful; on a small SCALE
EX 1 fine sewing the finest workmanship
LEMMA fine
POS adj
FIELD1 mt
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of metals) pure and unmixed
EX 1 fine gold
LEMMA fine
POS adj
FIELD1 mt
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of metals) pure and unmixed
EX 1 fine gold
LEMMA fine
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of words) too grand and perhaps not true
EX 1 We've had enough of your fine speeches! That's all very fine, but what about me?
LEMMA fine
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of words) too grand and perhaps not true
EX 1 We've had enough of your fine speeches! That's all very fine, but what about me?
LEMMA fine
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of behaviour) noble
EX 1 a man of the finest courage
LEMMA fine
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of behaviour) noble
EX 1 a man of the finest courage
LEMMA fine
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not fml terrible
EX 1 That's a fine thing to say! Your shoes will be in a fine state if you walk in the mud
LEMMA fine
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not fml terrible
EX 1 That's a fine thing to say! Your shoes will be in a fine state if you walk in the mud
LEMMA fineable
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 xx
DEF = FINABLE
EX 1
LEMMA finicky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too delicate and FUSSY about details; disliking many things, esp. kinds of food
EX 1 Eat up your potatoes and don't be so finicky
LEMMA finished
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ended
EX 1 Everything is finished between us!
LEMMA finished
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ended
EX 1 Everything is finished between us!
LEMMA finished
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = properly made and complete
EX 1 the finished product (fig.) a very finished performance
LEMMA finished
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = at the end of one's powers, without hope
EX 1 I'm finished; I'll never succeed in life now I've lost my job
LEMMA finite
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having an end or limit
EX 1 a finite number of possibilities Light moves at a finite speed
LEMMA finite
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in grammar, of a verb) changing according to tense and subject
EX 1 "Am", "was", and "are" are finite forms of the verb, and "being" and "been" are non-finite
LEMMA finnish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or related to the language, people, or country of Finland
EX 1 the Finnish language Finnish national dress
LEMMA fireproof
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that is not damaged by heat
EX 1
LEMMA firm
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = strong; solid; hard
EX 1 Some soft foods become firm when cold. Do you think this jelly's firm enough to eat yet?
LEMMA firm
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in business, esp. of money) not tending to become lower in value
EX 1 Prices are still firm. The pound stayed firm against the dollar in London but fell a little in New York
LEMMA firm
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = steady
EX 1 firm on one's feet I don't think that chair's firm enough to stand on
LEMMA firm
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not changing or yielding
EX 1 a firm belief/believer in the value of cold baths
LEMMA firm
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = strong and sure
EX 1 He kept a firm hold on her hand as he helped her over the fence
LEMMA firm
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unyielding
EX 1 The government must keep a firm hand on companies if its plans are to succeed
LEMMA firstborn
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (the) eldest among the children in a family
EX 1 the firstborn child
LEMMA firstborn
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (the) eldest among the children in a family
EX 1 the firstborn child
LEMMA firstborn
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (the) eldest among the children in a family
EX 1 the firstborn child
LEMMA first-class
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of the highest or best quality
EX 1 Your work is first-class; I'm very pleased with it
LEMMA first-degree
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of the lowest level of seriousness
EX 1 first-degree burns first-degree murder
LEMMA first-degree
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of the lowest level of seriousness
EX 1 first-degree burns first-degree murder
LEMMA firsthand
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (learnt) directly from the point of origin
EX 1 I heard her news firsthand (=from her). firsthand information
LEMMA first-rate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of the best or highest quality
EX 1 to use first-rate materials
LEMMA first-rate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml very good
EX 1 How does the cake taste?_It's first-rate!
LEMMA fiscal
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 pl
DEF = of or related to public money, taxes, debts, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA fishy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tasting or smelling of fish
EX 1
LEMMA fishy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = seeming false; making one doubtful
EX 1 the fishiest story I've ever heard
LEMMA fissionable
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
DEF = (of living cells) that can split by FISSION (1)
EX 1
LEMMA fissionable
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zp
DEF = able to be split by atomic FISSION (2); FISSILE (2)
EX 1
LEMMA fit
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = right and suitable
EX 1 a meal fit for a king "All the News That's Fit to Print" (the New York Times). She's not a fit person to be in charge of small children. Go and wash! You're not fit to be seen
LEMMA fit
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = right and suitable
EX 1 a meal fit for a king "All the News That's Fit to Print" (the New York Times). She's not a fit person to be in charge of small children. Go and wash! You're not fit to be seen
LEMMA fit
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = right and suitable
EX 1 a meal fit for a king "All the News That's Fit to Print" (the New York Times). She's not a fit person to be in charge of small children. Go and wash! You're not fit to be seen
LEMMA fit
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in good health; strong in bodily condition
EX 1 He runs 3 miles every morning; that's why he's so fit. I'm not feeling very fit this morning. He's not a fit man: he has an unusual illness
LEMMA fit
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in good health; strong in bodily condition
EX 1 He runs 3 miles every morning; that's why he's so fit. I'm not feeling very fit this morning. He's not a fit man: he has an unusual illness
LEMMA fit
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in good health; strong in bodily condition
EX 1 He runs 3 miles every morning; that's why he's so fit. I'm not feeling very fit this morning. He's not a fit man: he has an unusual illness
LEMMA fitful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = restless
EX 1 to spend a fitful night
LEMMA fitted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = including (a part, piece of apparatus, etc.)
EX 1 Is the car fitted with a radio?
LEMMA fitted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = including (a part, piece of apparatus, etc.)
EX 1 Is the car fitted with a radio?
LEMMA fitted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fixed in place
EX 1 a fitted CARPET
LEMMA fitted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fixed in place
EX 1 a fitted CARPET
LEMMA fitting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = right for the purpose or occasion; suitable
EX 1 It is fitting that we should remember him on his birthday
LEMMA fixed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fastened; not movable
EX 1 The tables are firmly fixed to the floor. (fig.) He has very fixed ideas on this subject
LEMMA fixed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = arranged; decided on
EX 1 The date's not completely fixed yet
LEMMA fizzy
POS adj
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 xx
DEF = that FIZZes@1
EX 1 fizzy drinks
LEMMA flabby
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having too soft flesh; (of muscles) too soft
EX 1 You're not fat but you're flabby
LEMMA flabby
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of character) morally weak
EX 1
LEMMA flaccid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not firm enough; weak and soft
EX 1 flaccid plant stems
LEMMA flagrant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a bad person or action) open and shameless
EX 1 flagrant cheating a flagrant coward
LEMMA flaky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = made up of, tending to break into, FLAKEs
EX 1 flaky pastry
LEMMA flamboyant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = brightly coloured and noticeable
EX 1 a flamboyant orange shirt
LEMMA flamboyant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person or his behaviour) showy, gay, and bold
EX 1
LEMMA flaming
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = burning brightly; bright
EX 1 a flaming red sunset
LEMMA flaming
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = burning brightly; bright
EX 1 a flaming red sunset
LEMMA flaming
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sl (used for adding force to a rude word)
EX 1 You flaming fool!
LEMMA flaming
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sl (used for adding force to a rude word)
EX 1 You flaming fool!
LEMMA flammable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = INFLAMMABLE
EX 1
LEMMA flared
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of trousers or a skirt) shaped so as to get wider by degrees towards the bottom
EX 1 a very flared skirt
LEMMA flash
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sudden, violent, and short (in phrs. like flash flood, flash fire)
EX 1
LEMMA flash
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not fml modern, attractive, and costly-looking
EX 1 That's a very flash car_where did you get it?
LEMMA flashy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = over-ornamented; unpleasantly big, bright, etc., and perhaps not of good quality
EX 1 a large flashy car cheap flashy clothes
LEMMA flat
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = parallel with the ground; smooth and level
EX 1 The earth is round, not flat. something flat to write on
LEMMA flat
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = parallel with the ground; smooth and level
EX 1 The earth is round, not flat. something flat to write on
LEMMA flat
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = spread out fully
EX 1 Lie down flat (on your back). Spread the map out flat (on the floor)
LEMMA flat
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = spread out fully
EX 1 Lie down flat (on your back). Spread the map out flat (on the floor)
LEMMA flat
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a broad smooth surface and little thickness
EX 1 flat cakes a flat hat
LEMMA flat
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a broad smooth surface and little thickness
EX 1 flat cakes a flat hat
LEMMA flat
POS adj
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of beer and other gassy drinks, or their taste) having lost the gas
EX 1 Your beer's gone flat while you were telephoning
LEMMA flat
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = dull; uninteresting
EX 1 Everything seems so flat since Robert left
LEMMA flat
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in music) lower than the true note
EX 1 You're flat! Sing it again
LEMMA flat
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in music) half a note lower than (in the phrs. A flat, B flat, C flat, etc.)
EX 1 E flat is a SEMITONE lower than E NATURAL
LEMMA flat
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in music) half a note lower than (in the phrs. A flat, B flat, C flat, etc.)
EX 1 E flat is a SEMITONE lower than E NATURAL
LEMMA flat
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = complete; firm; with no more argument (in phrs. like flat refusal, flat DENIAL)
EX 1
LEMMA flat
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = complete; firm; with no more argument (in phrs. like flat refusal, flat DENIAL)
EX 1
LEMMA flat
POS adj
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of a tyre) without enough air in it
EX 1
LEMMA flat
POS adj
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of a tyre) without enough air in it
EX 1
LEMMA flat
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of the feet) not having proper arches
EX 1
LEMMA flat
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of the feet) not having proper arches
EX 1
LEMMA flat
POS adj
FIELD1 pn
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of paint) not shiny
EX 1
LEMMA flat
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of colours) the same all over the surface
EX 1
LEMMA flat
POS adj
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
DEF = (of a group of electric cells (BATTERY)) needing to be connected with a supply of electric current and CHARGEd
EX 1
LEMMA flat
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not fml (after an expression of time, showing surprise at its shortness) exactly; and not more
EX 1 I got dressed in 3 minutes flat!
LEMMA flat-bottomed
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a boat) flat underneath, to be used where the water is not deep
EX 1
LEMMA flat-footed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with feet whose arches are not high enough
EX 1
LEMMA flat-footed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml (of decisions or intentions) firm; determined
EX 1 her flat-footed refusal
LEMMA flat out
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = completely tired out
EX 1 We're all flat out after lifting that piano
LEMMA flat out
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = completely tired out
EX 1 We're all flat out after lifting that piano
LEMMA flawless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = perfect; with no FLAW
EX 1 a flawless argument
LEMMA flaxen
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of hair) pale yellow
EX 1 flaxen curls
LEMMA fledged
POS adj
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 zo
DEF = (of a bird) having developed wing feathers for flying
EX 1 unfledged chickens
LEMMA fleecy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (seeming) woolly like a FLEECE@1
EX 1 a coat with a warm fleecy LINING little fleecy clouds
LEMMA fleet
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fast; quick
EX 1 a fleet-footed runner
LEMMA fleeting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of time or periods) short; passing quickly
EX 1 a fleeting look the fleeting hours Youth is so fleeting
LEMMA fleshly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = bodily, esp. sexual
EX 1
LEMMA fleshy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or like flesh; consisting of a fleshlike substance
EX 1
LEMMA fleshy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having much flesh; fat
EX 1 fleshy cheeks
LEMMA flightless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unable to fly
EX 1 flightless birds
LEMMA flighty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of a woman or a woman's behaviour) unsteady; too influenced by sudden desires or ideas; often changing
EX 1
LEMMA flimsy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of material) light and thin
EX 1 flimsy cloth
LEMMA flimsy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of an object) easily broken or destroyed; lacking strength
EX 1
LEMMA flimsy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = weak; not carefully thought out
EX 1 a flimsy argument
LEMMA flinty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very hard; like FLINT (1)
EX 1
LEMMA flinty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = cruel; unmerciful
EX 1 a flinty heart
LEMMA flip
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = FLIPPANT
EX 1 a flip remark
LEMMA flip
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = FLIPPANT
EX 1 a flip remark
LEMMA flippant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = disrespectful about serious subjects, esp. when trying to be amusing
EX 1 flippant remarks
LEMMA flipping
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = BLOODY@2 (1,2)
EX 1 Don't be so flipping rude!
LEMMA flirtatious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of a woman) that likes to FLIRT@1; that FLIRTs@1 regularly
EX 1 a flirtatious young girl
LEMMA flirtatious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or related to FLIRTing@1
EX 1 flirtatious behaviour
LEMMA floating
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not fixed or settled in a particular place
EX 1 London has a large floating population
LEMMA floppy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = soft and falling loosely
EX 1 This material's too floppy for a coat
LEMMA floppy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml weak
EX 1
LEMMA floral
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of flowers
EX 1 floral patterns
LEMMA florid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = often derog richly ornamented; having (too) much ornamentation
EX 1 florid language That music's too florid for my taste
LEMMA florid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person's face) having a red skin
EX 1
LEMMA floury
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = covered with flour
EX 1 She was making pastry and her hands were floury
LEMMA floury
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = soft and rather powdery
EX 1 floury potatoes
LEMMA flowered
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ornamented with flower patterns
EX 1 flowered dress material
LEMMA flowerless
POS adj
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = not producing flowers
EX 1 FERNs are flowerless plants
LEMMA flowery
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a field, hillside, etc.) full of wild flowers
EX 1
LEMMA flowery
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ornamented with flowers
EX 1 a flowery pattern
LEMMA flowery
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = usu. derog (of speech or writing) very much ornamented; full of fanciful words
EX 1
LEMMA flowing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = moving, curving, or hanging gracefully
EX 1 The letter was written in flowing handwriting
LEMMA fluent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) speaking, writing, or playing a musical instrument in an easy smooth manner
EX 1 He is fluent in 5 languages
LEMMA fluent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of speech, writing, etc.) expressed readily and without pause
EX 1 She speaks fluent though not very correct English
LEMMA fluffy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like or covered with FLUFF@1 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA fluid
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having the quality of flowing, like liquids, air, gas, etc.; not solid
EX 1
LEMMA fluid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unsettled; not fixed
EX 1 We've only just begun to plan the work, and our ideas on the subject are still fluid
LEMMA fluky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = happening by a FLUKE@3
EX 1 a fluky shot
LEMMA fluorescent
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
DEF = (of a substance) having the quality of giving out bright white light when electric or other waves are passed through
EX 1
LEMMA fluorescent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of lighting, a lamp, etc.) producing light by means of electricity passed through a tube covered with material having this quality
EX 1
LEMMA flush
POS adj
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
DEF = exactly on a level (with); even in surface
EX 1 These cupboards are flush with the wall (=they do not stick out)
LEMMA flush
POS adj
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
DEF = exactly on a level (with); even in surface
EX 1 These cupboards are flush with the wall (=they do not stick out)
LEMMA flush
POS adj
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
DEF = exactly on a level (with); even in surface
EX 1 These cupboards are flush with the wall (=they do not stick out)
LEMMA flush
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
DEF = infml having plenty of money (sometimes in the phr. flush with money)
EX 1 He felt very flush on his first payday, and began to spend wildly
LEMMA flushed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = excited and eager; filled with pleasure and pride
EX 1 The soldiers, flushed with their first success, went on to gain another victory. The young parents were flushed with happiness at the birth of their first son
LEMMA fluvial
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zg
DEF = of, found in, or produced by rivers
EX 1
LEMMA fly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sharp and clever; not easily tricked
EX 1 He's a fly CUSTOMER (=fellow) and very hard to deceive
LEMMA flyaway
POS adj
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 zh
DEF = (of dress or esp. hair) soft and loose and easily blown out by the wind
EX 1
LEMMA flyaway
POS adj
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 zh
DEF = (of dress or esp. hair) soft and loose and easily blown out by the wind
EX 1
LEMMA flyblown
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of meat) unfit to eat because containing flies' eggs
EX 1
LEMMA flyblown
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = covered with the small spots that are the waste matter of flies
EX 1 a dirty flyblown window
LEMMA flyblown
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog not pure or bright and new; in a bad condition derog worthless because used many times before
EX 1 He always brings out the same flyblown old stories when he makes an after-dinner speech
LEMMA fly-by-night
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
DEF = (a person or business) that is not firmly established, but is interested only in making quick profits, esp. by slightly dishonest methods
EX 1
LEMMA fly-by-night
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
DEF = (a person or business) that is not firmly established, but is interested only in making quick profits, esp. by slightly dishonest methods
EX 1
LEMMA fly-by-night
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a debtor) who runs away
EX 1
LEMMA fly-by-night
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a debtor) who runs away
EX 1
LEMMA flying
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a jump) made after running for a short distance
EX 1 The stream was several feet wide, but he took a flying LEAP and got safely across
LEMMA flying
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a jump) made after running for a short distance
EX 1 The stream was several feet wide, but he took a flying LEAP and got safely across
LEMMA flying
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very short (esp. in the phr. a flying visit)
EX 1
LEMMA flying
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very short (esp. in the phr. a flying visit)
EX 1
LEMMA focal
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zo
DEF = of or belonging to a FOCUS
EX 1
LEMMA focal
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zo
DEF = of or belonging to a FOCUS
EX 1
LEMMA foetal
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zr
DEF = of, related to, or in the stage or condition of a FOETUS
EX 1
LEMMA foetal
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zr
DEF = of, related to, or in the stage or condition of a FOETUS
EX 1
LEMMA fogbound
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = prevented by FOG@1 (1) from working or travelling as usual
EX 1 We were fogbound in London and had to wait 12 hours for the air service to the north. fogbound travellers
LEMMA foggy
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = not clear because of FOG@1 (1); very misty
EX 1 It's unpleasant to be out on a foggy day
LEMMA foggy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not exact; unclear
EX 1 I didn't hear all she said; I've only a foggy idea what it was all about
LEMMA foldaway
POS adj
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = that can be folded up out of the way or out of sight
EX 1 a foldaway bed
LEMMA foldaway
POS adj
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = that can be folded up out of the way or out of sight
EX 1 a foldaway bed
LEMMA folk
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 af
DEF = of, connected with, or being music or any other art that has grown up among working and/or country people as an important part of their way of living and belongs to a particular area, trade, etc., or that has been made in modern times as a copy of this
EX 1 folk music folk songs a folk singer a folk concert folk art
LEMMA folk
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 af
DEF = of, connected with, or being music or any other art that has grown up among working and/or country people as an important part of their way of living and belongs to a particular area, trade, etc., or that has been made in modern times as a copy of this
EX 1 folk music folk songs a folk singer a folk concert folk art
LEMMA folksy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = simple and friendly; not formal
EX 1
LEMMA folksy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sometimes derog having the character of FOLK@2 art
EX 1 She bought herself a rather folksy little teapot
LEMMA following
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = next
EX 1 The child was sick in the evening, but on the following day he seemed quite well again
LEMMA following
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = next
EX 1 The child was sick in the evening, but on the following day he seemed quite well again
LEMMA following
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that is/are to be mentioned now
EX 1 Please send me the following goods: 2 pounds of sugar, one pound of butter, and a bag of flour
LEMMA following
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that is/are to be mentioned now
EX 1 Please send me the following goods: 2 pounds of sugar, one pound of butter, and a bag of flour
LEMMA following
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of wind or sea) moving in the same direction as a ship; helping
EX 1 The sailing boat made good speed thanks to a following wind
LEMMA following
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of wind or sea) moving in the same direction as a ship; helping
EX 1 The sailing boat made good speed thanks to a following wind
LEMMA follow-up
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of or being) a thing done or action taken to continue or add to the effect of something done before
EX 1 follow-up visits Our newspaper story on the sex trial was a great success; we must get someone to write a follow-up. After an operation, follow-up is just as important as the hospital treatment
LEMMA follow-up
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of or being) a thing done or action taken to continue or add to the effect of something done before
EX 1 follow-up visits Our newspaper story on the sex trial was a great success; we must get someone to write a follow-up. After an operation, follow-up is just as important as the hospital treatment
LEMMA follow-up
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of or being) a thing done or action taken to continue or add to the effect of something done before
EX 1 follow-up visits Our newspaper story on the sex trial was a great success; we must get someone to write a follow-up. After an operation, follow-up is just as important as the hospital treatment
LEMMA follow-up
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of or being) a thing done or action taken to continue or add to the effect of something done before
EX 1 follow-up visits Our newspaper story on the sex trial was a great success; we must get someone to write a follow-up. After an operation, follow-up is just as important as the hospital treatment
LEMMA fond
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = loving in a kind, gentle, or tender way
EX 1 He signed the letter, "With fondest love, Cyril"
LEMMA fond
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = loving in a kind, gentle, or tender way
EX 1 He signed the letter, "With fondest love, Cyril"
LEMMA fond
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = foolishly loving; yielding weakly to loving feelings
EX 1 A fond mother may spoil her child
LEMMA fond
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = foolishly loving; yielding weakly to loving feelings
EX 1 A fond mother may spoil her child
LEMMA fond
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = foolishly trusting or hopeful
EX 1 In spite of his bad results in the examination, he has a fond belief in his own cleverness
LEMMA fond
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = foolishly trusting or hopeful
EX 1 In spite of his bad results in the examination, he has a fond belief in his own cleverness
LEMMA fond
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a great liking or love (for) infml having the bad habit (of)
EX 1 You're too fond of leaving the door open when you go out
LEMMA fond
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a great liking or love (for) infml having the bad habit (of)
EX 1 You're too fond of leaving the door open when you go out
LEMMA fool
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = stupid; foolish
EX 1
LEMMA fool
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = stupid; foolish
EX 1
LEMMA foolhardy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too bold; taking or needing useless or unwise risks
EX 1 A foolhardy general may cause the death of many of his soldiers. He was foolhardy to try, when he knew he'd fail
LEMMA foolish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unwise; without good sense
EX 1 It would be a foolish thing to spend money on something you can't afford
LEMMA foolish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing lack of thought; stupid; laughable
EX 1 a foolish answer
LEMMA foolproof
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that cannot go wrong
EX 1 a foolproof plan I've found a foolproof way of doing it
LEMMA foolproof
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml very simple to understand, use, work, etc.
EX 1 a foolproof machine
LEMMA footling
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = worthless; unimportant
EX 1 Don't waste the teacher's time with such footling questions
LEMMA footloose
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = free to go wherever one pleases and do what one likes; having no family or business duties which control one's way of living (often in the phr. footloose and fancy-free)
EX 1
LEMMA footsore
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having tender, painful, or swollen feet, esp. as a result of much walking
EX 1 After a long day's walk in the country, they came home hungry and footsore
LEMMA footsure
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = able to walk firmly without slipping or falling in difficult places
EX 1
LEMMA foppish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or like a FOP
EX 1 a foppish man foppish clothes
LEMMA forbearing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = long-suffering; gentle and merciful
EX 1 He has a forbearing nature; he accepts all his troubles with a smile
LEMMA forbidden
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not allowed; against the teachings of religion
EX 1 There are certain nearnesses of relationship, such as brother and sister, within which marriage is not allowed; they are known as the forbidden degrees
LEMMA forbidden
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not allowed; against the teachings of religion
EX 1 There are certain nearnesses of relationship, such as brother and sister, within which marriage is not allowed; they are known as the forbidden degrees
LEMMA forbidden
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that may not be used, entered, or visited by ordinary people, as because of a religious law
EX 1 the forbidden city
LEMMA forbidden
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that may not be used, entered, or visited by ordinary people, as because of a religious law
EX 1 the forbidden city
LEMMA forbidding
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a fierce, unfriendly, or dangerous look
EX 1 Because she has a forbidding manner she's slow in making friends. The travellers' way was blocked by a forbidding range of mountains
LEMMA forced
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = done or made because of a sudden happening which makes it necessary to act without delay
EX 1 The aircraft had to make a forced landing because 2 of its engines were on fire. The soldiers had to make a forced march of 3 days to reach the safety of the city
LEMMA forced
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = done or made because of a sudden happening which makes it necessary to act without delay
EX 1 The aircraft had to make a forced landing because 2 of its engines were on fire. The soldiers had to make a forced march of 3 days to reach the safety of the city
LEMMA forceful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person, words, ideas, etc.) strong; powerful
EX 1 a forceful speech He isn't forceful enough to make a good leader
LEMMA forcible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = using bodily force
EX 1 The police had to make a forcible ENTRY into the house where the thief was hiding
LEMMA forcible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person, manner of speaking, etc.) having power to influence the minds of others; able to urge a case strongly
EX 1 I haven't yet heard a really forcible argument in favour of the new plan
LEMMA fore
POS adj
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 na
DEF = (esp. of a part of a vehicle) front
EX 1 Your seat's in the fore part of the aircraft
LEMMA fore
POS adj
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 na
DEF = (esp. of a part of a vehicle) front
EX 1 Your seat's in the fore part of the aircraft
LEMMA foredoomed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = intended by or as if by fate to reach a usu. bad state or condition
EX 1 foredoomed to failure
LEMMA foregoing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having just been mentioned
EX 1
LEMMA foregoing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having just been mentioned
EX 1
LEMMA forehand
POS adj
FIELD1 nt
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in tennis) (a stroke) played with the inner part of the hand and arm facing forward
EX 1
LEMMA forehand
POS adj
FIELD1 nt
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in tennis) (a stroke) played with the inner part of the hand and arm facing forward
EX 1
LEMMA forehand
POS adj
FIELD1 nt
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in tennis) (a stroke) played with the inner part of the hand and arm facing forward
EX 1
LEMMA foreign
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = to, from, of, in, being, or concerning a country or nation that is not one's own or not the one being talked about
EX 1 foreign travel These oranges are foreign produce. Boys like collecting foreign stamps. Have you had any foreign experience as a teacher (=have you taught in other countries)? He's visited many foreign countries and has learnt several foreign languages. a minister for foreign affairs (=one who looks after the nation's relations with other countries). I can't understand what he says; he must be foreign
LEMMA foreign
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = to, from, of, in, being, or concerning a country or nation that is not one's own or not the one being talked about
EX 1 foreign travel These oranges are foreign produce. Boys like collecting foreign stamps. Have you had any foreign experience as a teacher (=have you taught in other countries)? He's visited many foreign countries and has learnt several foreign languages. a minister for foreign affairs (=one who looks after the nation's relations with other countries). I can't understand what he says; he must be foreign
LEMMA foreign
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having no place (in); having no relation (to)
EX 1 He's a very good person; unkindness is foreign to his nature
LEMMA foreign
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having no place (in); having no relation (to)
EX 1 He's a very good person; unkindness is foreign to his nature
LEMMA foreign
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = coming or brought in from outside; not belonging; harmful
EX 1 The swelling on her finger was caused by a foreign body in it (=a small piece of some solid material that had entered it by accident)
LEMMA foreign
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = coming or brought in from outside; not belonging; harmful
EX 1 The swelling on her finger was caused by a foreign body in it (=a small piece of some solid material that had entered it by accident)
LEMMA foremost
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = apprec. most important; leading
EX 1 the foremost writer in the English language
LEMMA foremost
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = apprec. most important; leading
EX 1 the foremost writer in the English language
LEMMA foremost
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = furthest forward; first
EX 1
LEMMA foremost
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = furthest forward; first
EX 1
LEMMA forensic
POS adj
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
DEF = related to or used in the law and the tracking of criminals
EX 1 The use of scientific methods by the police is known as forensic science. A specialist in forensic medicine was called as a witness in the murder trial
LEMMA forensic
POS adj
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
DEF = related to or used in the law and the tracking of criminals
EX 1 The use of scientific methods by the police is known as forensic science. A specialist in forensic medicine was called as a witness in the murder trial
LEMMA foreseeable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be FORESEEn
EX 1 a foreseeable accident
LEMMA forfeit
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = taken from one, by law, as a punishment
EX 1 If a man put his country in danger by helping the enemy, his life and possessions were forfeit to the crown
LEMMA forfeit
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = taken from one, by law, as a punishment
EX 1 If a man put his country in danger by helping the enemy, his life and possessions were forfeit to the crown
LEMMA forgetful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the habit of forgetting
EX 1 forgetful of one's duties My old aunt has become rather forgetful
LEMMA forgivable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a thing) that can be forgiven
EX 1 a forgivable mistake
LEMMA forgiving
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = willing or able to forgive
EX 1 a gentle forgiving nature
LEMMA fork
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a meal) having food provided at a table from which guests can go and get it, often eaten standing up
EX 1 a fork supper
LEMMA fork
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a meal) having food provided at a table from which guests can go and get it, often eaten standing up
EX 1 a fork supper
LEMMA forked
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having one end divided into 2 or more points
EX 1 Snakes have forked tongues
LEMMA forked
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that divides into 2 or more parts at a point
EX 1 a forked road
LEMMA forlorn
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (typical of one who is) left alone and unhappy
EX 1 One little lost dog had a forlorn look on its face
LEMMA forlorn
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = deserted and in poor condition
EX 1 a row of forlorn old buildings down by the port
LEMMA formal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ceremonial; according to accepted rules or customs
EX 1 formal dress a formal dinner party Business letters must always be formal, but we should write in a natural way to friends
LEMMA formal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = stiff in manner and behaviour; careful about correctness of behaviour
EX 1 He's very formal with everybody; he never joins in a laugh
LEMMA formal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a set or regular shape
EX 1 The bushes were cut into formal shapes of birds. a formal garden
LEMMA formal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unreal; belonging to appearance only
EX 1 There's only a formal likeness between the 2 brothers, for their natures are very different
LEMMA formal
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in grammar) concerning rules and forms of words
EX 1 Some people study a language by means of formal grammar, others learn by practice
LEMMA formative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having influence in forming or developing
EX 1 The way in which parents treat their children has, perhaps, the greatest formative effect on their behaviour. a child's formative years (= the time when his character is formed)
LEMMA former
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of an earlier period
EX 1 Mr Heath, the former PRIME MINISTER of Britain "Name a former PRIME MINISTER of Britain." "Mr Gladstone." in former times He made us laugh all the evening; he seemed more like his former self again (=as he was before he was changed by trouble, age, illness, etc.). my former husband
LEMMA former
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of an earlier period
EX 1 Mr Heath, the former PRIME MINISTER of Britain "Name a former PRIME MINISTER of Britain." "Mr Gladstone." in former times He made us laugh all the evening; he seemed more like his former self again (=as he was before he was changed by trouble, age, illness, etc.). my former husband
LEMMA former
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = the first (of 2 people or things just spoken of)
EX 1 Of pigs and cows, the former (animals) (=pigs) are less valuable. Did he walk or swim? The former seems more likely
LEMMA former
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = the first (of 2 people or things just spoken of)
EX 1 Of pigs and cows, the former (animals) (=pigs) are less valuable. Did he walk or swim? The former seems more likely
LEMMA former
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = the first (of 2 people or things just spoken of)
EX 1 Of pigs and cows, the former (animals) (=pigs) are less valuable. Did he walk or swim? The former seems more likely
LEMMA formidable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very great and FRIGHTENing; causing fear, doubt, anxiety, etc.
EX 1 a formidable voice
LEMMA formidable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = difficult; hard to defeat; needing much effort to succeed against
EX 1 The soldiers had to fight against a formidable enemy, strong, well-trained, and brave. The examination paper contained several formidable questions
LEMMA formless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without shape
EX 1 a strange formless creature
LEMMA formless
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 mu
DEF = usu. derog lacking order or arrangement
EX 1 The music we heard at the concert was rather formless
LEMMA formula
POS adj
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 zm
DEF = of, related to the use of, or being a racing car that has a size, weight, engine, etc., that is expressed, according to a set of rules, by the stated number or word
EX 1 Formula one cars are the most powerful. a formula 5000 race
LEMMA formulaic
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
DEF = containing or made up of fixed expressions or set forms of words
EX 1 formulaic poetry
LEMMA forte
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = ((a piece of music) played) in a loud and forceful manner
EX 1
LEMMA forte
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = ((a piece of music) played) in a loud and forceful manner
EX 1
LEMMA forthcoming
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = happening or appearing in the near future
EX 1 On the noticeboard there was a list of forthcoming events at school
LEMMA forthcoming
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = happening or appearing in the near future
EX 1 On the noticeboard there was a list of forthcoming events at school
LEMMA forthcoming
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (often with neg.) ready; supplied; offered when needed
EX 1 When she was asked why she was late, no answer was forthcoming
LEMMA forthcoming
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (often with neg.) ready; supplied; offered when needed
EX 1 When she was asked why she was late, no answer was forthcoming
LEMMA forthcoming
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml (often with neg.) ready to be helpful and friendly
EX 1 I asked several villagers the way to the river, but none of them were very forthcoming
LEMMA forthright
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = direct in manner and speech; expressing one's thoughts and feelings plainly
EX 1 His forthright behaviour shows that he's honest, but he seems rude to some people
LEMMA fortissimo
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = ((a piece of music) played) in a very loud and forceful manner
EX 1
LEMMA fortissimo
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = ((a piece of music) played) in a very loud and forceful manner
EX 1
LEMMA fortnightly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (happening, appearing, etc.) every FORTNIGHT or once a FORTNIGHT
EX 1 a fortnightly visit
LEMMA fortuitous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = happening by chance; accidental
EX 1 a fortuitous meeting
LEMMA fortuitous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = nonstandard fortunate; lucky
EX 1 Let me wish you joy on this fortuitous occasion!
LEMMA fortunate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or bringing good fortune; lucky
EX 1 She's fortunate enough to have very good health. He's fortunate in having a good wife. It was fortunate for her that she met the doctor just when she needed him
LEMMA forward
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = directed towards the front or a point in front; advancing
EX 1 a forward movement
LEMMA forward
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = directed towards the front or a point in front; advancing
EX 1 a forward movement
LEMMA forward
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = near, at, or belonging to the front
EX 1 the forward part of the train
LEMMA forward
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = near, at, or belonging to the front
EX 1 the forward part of the train
LEMMA forward
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = particularly or unusually advanced or early in development
EX 1 a forward child a forward summer The spring flowers are rather forward this year
LEMMA forward
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of a young person) sure of oneself, esp. in an unpleasant way; too bold, often in sexual matters
EX 1 She's too forward for me to like her
LEMMA forward
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ready and eager
EX 1 He's always forward with help
LEMMA forward
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ready and eager
EX 1 He's always forward with help
LEMMA forward
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = getting on fast (with work, study, plans, etc.)
EX 1 We aren't very far forward with our preparations for our travels next month
LEMMA forward
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = advanced; modern
EX 1 very forward views on the way in which young children should be taught
LEMMA forward
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
DEF = tech related to future business, produce, etc.
EX 1 forward prices (=prices that will come into effect next month)
LEMMA forward
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
DEF = tech related to future business, produce, etc.
EX 1 forward prices (=prices that will come into effect next month)
LEMMA forward-looking
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = planning for or concerned with the future
EX 1
LEMMA fossil
POS adj
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 zp
DEF = being or in the condition of a FOSSIL@1 (1)
EX 1 a fossil seashell
LEMMA fossil
POS adj
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 zp
DEF = being or in the condition of a FOSSIL@1 (1)
EX 1 a fossil seashell
LEMMA fossil
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being made of substances that are living things in the distant past
EX 1 coal is a fossil FUEL
LEMMA fossil
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being made of substances that are living things in the distant past
EX 1 coal is a fossil FUEL
LEMMA foul
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = evil-smelling or evil-tasting; very dirty; unclean; impure
EX 1 The air in this room is foul; open the window! a foul-tasting medicine
LEMMA foul
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = evil-smelling or evil-tasting; very dirty; unclean; impure
EX 1 The air in this room is foul; open the window! a foul-tasting medicine
LEMMA foul
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a pipe, chimney, etc.) blocked with dirt or waste matter, so that liquid, smoke, etc., cannot pass freely
EX 1
LEMMA foul
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a pipe, chimney, etc.) blocked with dirt or waste matter, so that liquid, smoke, etc., cannot pass freely
EX 1
LEMMA foul
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
DEF = tech, esp. naut (of a rope, chain, etc.) twisted; knotted; mixed up in disorder
EX 1 The chain's foul; it won't wind round the wheel
LEMMA foul
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
DEF = tech, esp. naut (of a rope, chain, etc.) twisted; knotted; mixed up in disorder
EX 1 The chain's foul; it won't wind round the wheel
LEMMA foul
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of weather) rough; stormy
EX 1 It's a foul night tonight; it's pouring with rain
LEMMA foul
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of weather) rough; stormy
EX 1 It's a foul night tonight; it's pouring with rain
LEMMA foul
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ml
DEF = naut (of wind) unfavourable
EX 1
LEMMA foul
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ml
DEF = naut (of wind) unfavourable
EX 1
LEMMA foul
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog evil; cruel; wicked; shameful
EX 1 Murder is a foul deed. the foul murderer She has a foul temper; that's why she has so few friends
LEMMA foul
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog evil; cruel; wicked; shameful
EX 1 Murder is a foul deed. the foul murderer She has a foul temper; that's why she has so few friends
LEMMA foul
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = derog (of language) full of curses
EX 1
LEMMA foul
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = derog (of language) full of curses
EX 1
LEMMA foul
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml very bad; disagreeable; unpleasant
EX 1 I've had a foul morning; everything's gone wrong. That was a foul meal to offer anybody
LEMMA foul
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml very bad; disagreeable; unpleasant
EX 1 I've had a foul morning; everything's gone wrong. That was a foul meal to offer anybody
LEMMA foul
POS adj
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in sport) against the rules; unfair
EX 1 He struck his opponent a foul blow on the back of the neck
LEMMA foul
POS adj
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in sport) against the rules; unfair
EX 1 He struck his opponent a foul blow on the back of the neck
LEMMA foul-mouthed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = containing or having the habit of using FOUL@1 (7) language
EX 1
LEMMA four-footed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of an animal) having 4 feet
EX 1
LEMMA four-part
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of music) arranged to be sung by 4 (sets of) people with 4 different kinds of voices (SOPRANO, ALTO, TENOR, and BASS), all at once
EX 1
LEMMA four-part
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of music) arranged to be sung by 4 (sets of) people with 4 different kinds of voices (SOPRANO, ALTO, TENOR, and BASS), all at once
EX 1
LEMMA fourpenny
POS adj
FIELD1 nu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = costing FOUR PENCE
EX 1 a fourpenny stamp
LEMMA fourpenny
POS adj
FIELD1 nu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = costing FOUR PENCE
EX 1 a fourpenny stamp
LEMMA foursquare
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = usu. apprec brave and unyielding
EX 1
LEMMA foursquare
POS adj
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. of a building) shaped like a square; solid and firm
EX 1
LEMMA foxy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like a fox, in appearance or nature; not to be trusted
EX 1 The thief had a small foxy face
LEMMA fractional
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = so small as to be unimportant
EX 1 The difference between his wages and yours is fractional and there's no reason to quarrel about it
LEMMA fractional
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in MATHEMATICS) of, related to, or being a FRACTION (2)
EX 1
LEMMA fractious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of a child or an old or sick person) restless and complaining; bad-tempered about small things and ready to quarrel
EX 1
LEMMA fractious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of an animal) difficult to control
EX 1
LEMMA fragile
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = easily broken or damaged
EX 1 This old glass dish is very fragile; it's in a very fragile condition
LEMMA fragile
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = easily destroyed; not likely to last
EX 1 Their happiness was very fragile
LEMMA fragile
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = slight in body or weak in health usu. humor not in a good condition of health and spirits; weak
EX 1 "I'm feeling rather fragile this morning," he said; "I must have drunk too much beer last night"
LEMMA fragmentary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = made up of pieces; not complete
EX 1 His knowledge of the subject is no more than fragmentary
LEMMA fragmentary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being a FRAGMENT@1 or fragments
EX 1 a few fragmentary pieces of an old dish
LEMMA fragrant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a sweet or pleasant smell (esp. of flowers)
EX 1 The air in the garden was warm and fragrant
LEMMA frail
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not strongly made or built
EX 1 That little chair looks too frail to take a man's weight
LEMMA frail
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = weak in body or health
EX 1 The sick woman's frail hands could hardly hold a cup
LEMMA frail
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = slight; weak
EX 1 There's only a very frail chance that he'll pass his examination. What a frail excuse!
LEMMA franciscan
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a FRIAR) belonging to the Christian religious group called the Order of Friars Minor, started by St Francis in 1209
EX 1
LEMMA frank
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = free and direct in speech; open in manner; plain and honest; truthful
EX 1 He had a frank friendly look. If you want my frank opinion, I don't think the plan will succeed. Will you be quite frank with me about this matter (=tell me the truth, without trying to hide anything)?
LEMMA frantic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in an uncontrolled state of feeling; wildly anxious, afraid, happy, etc.
EX 1 The mother was frantic with grief when she heard that her child was dead. That noise is driving me frantic (=making me mad)
LEMMA frantic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml marked by hurried and disordered activity
EX 1 I've had a frantic rush to get my work done
LEMMA frappe
POS adj
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 za
DEF = (of a drink, esp. wine) slightly cold
EX 1
LEMMA frappe
POS adj
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 za
DEF = (of a drink, esp. wine) slightly cold
EX 1
LEMMA fraternal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, belonging to, or like brothers
EX 1 There's a strong fraternal likeness between the 2 boys (=it's easy to see that they're brothers, because they're so like each other)
LEMMA fraternal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, belonging to, or like brothers
EX 1 There's a strong fraternal likeness between the 2 boys (=it's easy to see that they're brothers, because they're so like each other)
LEMMA fraternal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = friendly; brotherly
EX 1 The party sent its fraternal greetings to the trade union meeting
LEMMA fraudulent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = deceitful; got or done by FRAUD (1)
EX 1 She got the post of science teacher by fraudulent means; she pretended she'd studied at a university
LEMMA fraught
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full of (something that has or gives warning of a probable unpleasant result)
EX 1 The long journey through the forest was fraught with difficulties and danger
LEMMA fraught
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml troubled by small anxieties
EX 1
LEMMA freak
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unnatural in degree or type; very unusual
EX 1 The country's been having freak weather; it's been very hot during the winter. a freak storm
LEMMA freak
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unnatural in degree or type; very unusual
EX 1 The country's been having freak weather; it's been very hot during the winter. a freak storm
LEMMA freakish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unusual; unreasonable; strange
EX 1 Her behaviour's becoming so freakish that I wonder if she's mad
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = moving about at will; not tied up or bound; not shut up or held in prison
EX 1 Wild animals in their natural state are free. The prisoner wished to be free again. He pitied the trapped bird, and set it free
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = moving about at will; not tied up or bound; not shut up or held in prison
EX 1 Wild animals in their natural state are free. The prisoner wished to be free again. He pitied the trapped bird, and set it free
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = owing no service or duty to anyone; not in the power of anyone; independent
EX 1 Every child in England is born free. She's not free; she has to look after her old father. He had plenty of money, and, as he was free, he decided to travel and see the world
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = owing no service or duty to anyone; not in the power of anyone; independent
EX 1 Every child in England is born free. She's not free; she has to look after her old father. He had plenty of money, and, as he was free, he decided to travel and see the world
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = self-governing; not controlled by the state; having a form of government that respects the rights of private people
EX 1 Britain is a free country; it has a free PRESS (=newspapers)
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = self-governing; not controlled by the state; having a form of government that respects the rights of private people
EX 1 Britain is a free country; it has a free PRESS (=newspapers)
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without payment of any kind; costing nothing; given away
EX 1 Members of this music society get a free ticket for 4 concerts every year. Anyone who buys this breakfast food gets a free gift of a small plastic toy. "Are the drinks free?" "No, you have to pay for them." The goods will be sent to you post free (=with no charge added on for posting)
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without payment of any kind; costing nothing; given away
EX 1 Members of this music society get a free ticket for 4 concerts every year. Anyone who buys this breakfast food gets a free gift of a small plastic toy. "Are the drinks free?" "No, you have to pay for them." The goods will be sent to you post free (=with no charge added on for posting)
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without payment of any kind; costing nothing; given away
EX 1 Members of this music society get a free ticket for 4 concerts every year. Anyone who buys this breakfast food gets a free gift of a small plastic toy. "Are the drinks free?" "No, you have to pay for them." The goods will be sent to you post free (=with no charge added on for posting)
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not controlled or limited in any way or not accepting any control, esp. by rule or custom
EX 1 In this poem the writer has given free play to his fancy (=has let his imagination work as it pleases). He gave me free ACCESS to his valuable collection of scientific books (=let me use them whenever I wanted). a FREETHINKER a free translation (=one in which the meaning is translated without giving an exact translation of every single word)
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not controlled or limited in any way or not accepting any control, esp. by rule or custom
EX 1 In this poem the writer has given free play to his fancy (=has let his imagination work as it pleases). He gave me free ACCESS to his valuable collection of scientific books (=let me use them whenever I wanted). a FREETHINKER a free translation (=one in which the meaning is translated without giving an exact translation of every single word)
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of bodily action) natural; graceful; not stiff or awkward
EX 1 free movement to music Hit the ball with a long free swing of the arm. The skirt hung in free folds from the waist
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of bodily action) natural; graceful; not stiff or awkward
EX 1 free movement to music Hit the ball with a long free swing of the arm. The skirt hung in free folds from the waist
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not fixed onto anything; not set in position; loose
EX 1 The free end of the flag has been torn by the wind, while the part fastened to the pole is whole
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not fixed onto anything; not set in position; loose
EX 1 The free end of the flag has been torn by the wind, while the part fastened to the pole is whole
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not busy; without work or duty; having time to give attention to someone or something
EX 1 He has little free time; he has a great deal to do. She gets a free afternoon once a week. The doctor will be free in 10 minutes' time; can you wait that long?
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not busy; without work or duty; having time to give attention to someone or something
EX 1 He has little free time; he has a great deal to do. She gets a free afternoon once a week. The doctor will be free in 10 minutes' time; can you wait that long?
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not being used; empty; not kept for or promised to anybody
EX 1 "Is this seat free?" "Yes; no one is using it." Can you find a free space where we can park the car?
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not being used; empty; not kept for or promised to anybody
EX 1 "Is this seat free?" "Yes; no one is using it." Can you find a free space where we can park the car?
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a way or passage) open; not blocked
EX 1 The way is free; we can make our escape now. Ice sometimes prevents the free passage of ships in the winter
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a way or passage) open; not blocked
EX 1 The way is free; we can make our escape now. Ice sometimes prevents the free passage of ships in the winter
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ready to give; generous; full in quantity
EX 1 She's very free with her money. He's too free with his advice (=gives advice when it isn't wanted). As soon as the speech was over, there was a free flow of conversation in the hall
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ready to give; generous; full in quantity
EX 1 She's very free with her money. He's too free with his advice (=gives advice when it isn't wanted). As soon as the speech was over, there was a free flow of conversation in the hall
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ready to give; generous; full in quantity
EX 1 She's very free with her money. He's too free with his advice (=gives advice when it isn't wanted). As soon as the speech was over, there was a free flow of conversation in the hall
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog too friendly; lacking in respect; not controlled by politeness
EX 1 The boy's manner is rather free in the presence of his teachers. After they'd been smoking and drinking their talk became a bit free
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog too friendly; lacking in respect; not controlled by politeness
EX 1 The boy's manner is rather free in the presence of his teachers. After they'd been smoking and drinking their talk became a bit free
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without (someone or something unwanted); safe from; untroubled or unspoilt by
EX 1 The old lady is never free from pain. Keep the table free from dirt by putting a cover over it
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without (someone or something unwanted); safe from; untroubled or unspoilt by
EX 1 The old lady is never free from pain. Keep the table free from dirt by putting a cover over it
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without making or asking payment of away from; outside clear of; no longer troubled by
EX 1 She talks too much; you'll be glad when you're free of her
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without making or asking payment of away from; outside clear of; no longer troubled by
EX 1 She talks too much; you'll be glad when you're free of her
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not prevented in any way; allowed
EX 1 When she's finished her work, she'll be free to enjoy herself. Use my house as if it were your own; you're free to come and go as you please
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not prevented in any way; allowed
EX 1 When she's finished her work, she'll be free to enjoy herself. Use my house as if it were your own; you're free to come and go as you please
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
DEF = (in chemistry) not combined with any type of matter (ELEMENT); pure
EX 1
LEMMA free
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
DEF = (in chemistry) not combined with any type of matter (ELEMENT); pure
EX 1
LEMMA freeborn
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not born as a slave
EX 1
LEMMA free-floating
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not having firm feelings of support for one side, purpose, etc., or another
EX 1
LEMMA freehand
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of drawing or a drawing) done by natural movements of the hand, without the use of a ruler or other instrument
EX 1
LEMMA freehanded
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = generous in giving
EX 1
LEMMA freehold
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 bd
DEF = (with) ownership of land or buildings for an unlimited time and without any conditions
EX 1 Who has just bought the freeholds of these houses? freehold property They bought it freehold
LEMMA freehold
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 bd
DEF = (with) ownership of land or buildings for an unlimited time and without any conditions
EX 1 Who has just bought the freeholds of these houses? freehold property They bought it freehold
LEMMA freehold
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 bd
DEF = (with) ownership of land or buildings for an unlimited time and without any conditions
EX 1 Who has just bought the freeholds of these houses? freehold property They bought it freehold
LEMMA freehold
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 bd
DEF = (with) ownership of land or buildings for an unlimited time and without any conditions
EX 1 Who has just bought the freeholds of these houses? freehold property They bought it freehold
LEMMA freelance
POS adj
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zj
DEF = (done by) a writer or other trained worker, esp. a newspaper writer, who earns his money without being in the regular employment of any particular organization
EX 1
LEMMA free-living
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = living for pleasure, esp. for food and drink
EX 1
LEMMA free on board
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = F.O.B.
EX 1
LEMMA free-range
POS adj
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 ..
DEF = being, concerning, or produced by hens that are kept under natural conditions in a farmyard or field
EX 1 free-range hens I like free-range eggs
LEMMA freestanding
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = standing alone without being fixed to a wall, frame, or other support
EX 1
LEMMA freestyle
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of) a competition or method of swimming using the CRAWL stroke
EX 1 Which swimmer won the 100 metres freestyle? to swim freestyle to be good at freestyle (swimming)
LEMMA freestyle
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of) a competition or method of swimming using the CRAWL stroke
EX 1 Which swimmer won the 100 metres freestyle? to swim freestyle to be good at freestyle (swimming)
LEMMA freestyle
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of) a competition or method of swimming using the CRAWL stroke
EX 1 Which swimmer won the 100 metres freestyle? to swim freestyle to be good at freestyle (swimming)
LEMMA freestyle
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (in WRESTLING) (with) the use of movements according to choice, not set rules
EX 1 freestyle WRESTLING
LEMMA freestyle
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (in WRESTLING) (with) the use of movements according to choice, not set rules
EX 1 freestyle WRESTLING
LEMMA freestyle
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (in WRESTLING) (with) the use of movements according to choice, not set rules
EX 1 freestyle WRESTLING
LEMMA freewheeling
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not greatly worrying about rules, formal behaviour, responsibilities, or the results of actions
EX 1
LEMMA freewill
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = given or done at one's own wish (esp. in the phr. freewill offering)
EX 1
LEMMA freewill
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = given or done at one's own wish (esp. in the phr. freewill offering)
EX 1
LEMMA french
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = belonging to France, its people, etc.
EX 1 French wine
LEMMA frenetic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing FRANTIC activity; overexcited
EX 1
LEMMA frenzied
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full of uncontrolled excitement and/or wild activity; mad; FRANTIC
EX 1 The people greeted their leader with frenzied shouts of joy
LEMMA frequent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = common; found or happening often; repeated many times; habitual
EX 1 Sudden rainstorms are frequent on this coast. It's a frequent practice of his to take an early morning swim
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = in good natural condition because not long gathered, caught, produced, etc.; not spoilt in taste, appearance, etc., by being kept too long; new
EX 1 You can buy fresh fruit and vegetables in the market. This fish smells; I think it's not quite fresh
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = in good natural condition because not long gathered, caught, produced, etc.; not spoilt in taste, appearance, etc., by being kept too long; new
EX 1 You can buy fresh fruit and vegetables in the market. This fish smells; I think it's not quite fresh
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of water) not salt; drinkable
EX 1
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of water) not salt; drinkable
EX 1
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of water) not salt; drinkable
EX 1
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of food) not preserved by added salt, TINning, bottling (BOTTLE@2), freezing, or other means
EX 1 Tinned fruit never has quite the same taste as fresh fruit. Fresh butter has no salt added to it
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of food) not preserved by added salt, TINning, bottling (BOTTLE@2), freezing, or other means
EX 1 Tinned fruit never has quite the same taste as fresh fruit. Fresh butter has no salt added to it
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = newly prepared; newly cooked
EX 1 Let me make you a fresh pot of tea. This bread's fresh from the OVEN (=is newly baked)
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = newly prepared; newly cooked
EX 1 Let me make you a fresh pot of tea. This bread's fresh from the OVEN (=is newly baked)
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = newly prepared; newly cooked
EX 1 Let me make you a fresh pot of tea. This bread's fresh from the OVEN (=is newly baked)
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lately arrived, happened, found, grown, or supplied; added just now
EX 1 Fresh goods appear in our shops every week. There's been no fresh news of the fighting since yesterday. The new teacher's fresh from university. Can you throw any fresh light on this subject (=add anything that will help to explain it)?
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lately arrived, happened, found, grown, or supplied; added just now
EX 1 Fresh goods appear in our shops every week. There's been no fresh news of the fighting since yesterday. The new teacher's fresh from university. Can you throw any fresh light on this subject (=add anything that will help to explain it)?
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lately arrived, happened, found, grown, or supplied; added just now
EX 1 Fresh goods appear in our shops every week. There's been no fresh news of the fighting since yesterday. The new teacher's fresh from university. Can you throw any fresh light on this subject (=add anything that will help to explain it)?
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = clean; unused
EX 1 He bathed and put on fresh clothes. These cut flowers in the pot need fresh water. I've spoilt this drawing; I must start again on a fresh piece of paper
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = clean; unused
EX 1 He bathed and put on fresh clothes. These cut flowers in the pot need fresh water. I've spoilt this drawing; I must start again on a fresh piece of paper
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (an) other and additional; RENEWed
EX 1 He's making a fresh attempt to pass his examination this year
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (an) other and additional; RENEWed
EX 1 He's making a fresh attempt to pass his examination this year
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (an) other and different
EX 1 It's time to take a fresh look at this affair. When the thief came out of prison, he decided to make a fresh start (=begin life again) as an honest man
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (an) other and different
EX 1 It's time to take a fresh look at this affair. When the thief came out of prison, he decided to make a fresh start (=begin life again) as an honest man
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not tired; young, healthy, and active; strengthened
EX 1 She always seems fresh, however much work she's done. He said he never felt fresher. The plants look fresh after the rain
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not tired; young, healthy, and active; strengthened
EX 1 She always seems fresh, however much work she's done. He said he never felt fresher. The plants look fresh after the rain
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not tired; young, healthy, and active; strengthened
EX 1 She always seems fresh, however much work she's done. He said he never felt fresher. The plants look fresh after the rain
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of colour) pure; bright; clear
EX 1 The colours of the paintings on the walls of some caves in France have remained fresh for many centuries
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of colour) pure; bright; clear
EX 1 The colours of the paintings on the walls of some caves in France have remained fresh for many centuries
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of skin) clear and healthy
EX 1 She has dark hair and a fresh COMPLEXION
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of skin) clear and healthy
EX 1 She has dark hair and a fresh COMPLEXION
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of paint) newly put on; not dry
EX 1
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of paint) newly put on; not dry
EX 1
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = usu. apprec (of air) pure; cool
EX 1 Open the window and let in some fresh air. It's healthy to spend one's time in the fresh air (=out of doors)
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = usu. apprec (of air) pure; cool
EX 1 Open the window and let in some fresh air. It's healthy to spend one's time in the fresh air (=out of doors)
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = often tech (of wind) rather strong; gaining in force
EX 1 The winds will be fresh or strong tonight, according to the radio
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = often tech (of wind) rather strong; gaining in force
EX 1 The winds will be fresh or strong tonight, according to the radio
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = infml (of weather) cool and windy
EX 1 It's a bit fresh today
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = infml (of weather) cool and windy
EX 1 It's a bit fresh today
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) inexperienced (in)
EX 1 She's quite fresh to office work; this is her first post
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) inexperienced (in)
EX 1 She's quite fresh to office work; this is her first post
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml (too) bold with someone of the opposite sex (esp. in the phrs. get/be fresh with)
EX 1 That girl's not behaving at all well; she's trying to get fresh with my brother
LEMMA fresh
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml (too) bold with someone of the opposite sex (esp. in the phrs. get/be fresh with)
EX 1 That girl's not behaving at all well; she's trying to get fresh with my brother
LEMMA freshwater
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or living in rivers or inland lakes; not belonging to the sea
EX 1 freshwater fish freshwater plants
LEMMA freshwater
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or living in rivers or inland lakes; not belonging to the sea
EX 1 freshwater fish freshwater plants
LEMMA freshwater
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = containing water that is not sea water
EX 1 freshwater lakes a freshwater swimming pool
LEMMA freshwater
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = containing water that is not sea water
EX 1 freshwater lakes a freshwater swimming pool
LEMMA fretful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = complaining and anxious, esp. because of dissatisfaction or discomfort
EX 1 "Why can't I have another cake?" asked the child in a fretful voice
LEMMA freudian
POS adj
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 za
DEF = of, related to, or in accordance with the ideas and practices developed by Sigmund Freud concerning the way in which the mind works, and how it can be studied
EX 1
LEMMA freudian
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml concerned with or arising from ideas of sex in the mind that are not openly expressed
EX 1
LEMMA friable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = easily broken into small bits or into powder
EX 1
LEMMA fricative
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (a consonant) made by forcing air out through a narrow opening formed by placing the tongue or lip close to but not touching another part of the mouth
EX 1 /f, v, O, D, s, z, S, Z, h/ are the fricative sounds in English
LEMMA friendless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without friends or help
EX 1
LEMMA friendly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = acting or ready to act as a friend
EX 1 A friendly dog came to meet us at the farm. He's not very friendly to newcomers
LEMMA friendly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = acting or ready to act as a friend
EX 1 A friendly dog came to meet us at the farm. He's not very friendly to newcomers
LEMMA friendly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sharing the relationship of friends (with)
EX 1 They quarrelled once, but they're quite friendly now. Bill is very friendly with Ben
LEMMA friendly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sharing the relationship of friends (with)
EX 1 They quarrelled once, but they're quite friendly now. Bill is very friendly with Ben
LEMMA friendly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = favouring; ready to accept (ideas)
EX 1 This business company has never been friendly to change
LEMMA friendly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = favouring; ready to accept (ideas)
EX 1 This business company has never been friendly to change
LEMMA friendly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = kind; generous; supporting or protecting; ready to help
EX 1 You're always sure of a friendly welcome at this hotel. We found shelter from the rain under a friendly tree. That's not very friendly of you (=You're behaving unkindly)
LEMMA friendly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = kind; generous; supporting or protecting; ready to help
EX 1 You're always sure of a friendly welcome at this hotel. We found shelter from the rain under a friendly tree. That's not very friendly of you (=You're behaving unkindly)
LEMMA friendly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not an enemy
EX 1 a friendly nation
LEMMA friendly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not an enemy
EX 1 a friendly nation
LEMMA friendly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not causing or containing unpleasant feelings when in competitions, arguments, etc.
EX 1 We've been having a friendly argument on politics. Though she didn't like my advice, she accepted it in a friendly spirit. Our 2 teams are playing a friendly game next Saturday; the season's serious competition doesn't start until next month
LEMMA friendly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not causing or containing unpleasant feelings when in competitions, arguments, etc.
EX 1 We've been having a friendly argument on politics. Though she didn't like my advice, she accepted it in a friendly spirit. Our 2 teams are playing a friendly game next Saturday; the season's serious competition doesn't start until next month
LEMMA frigging
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (used for giving force to an expression) FUCKING
EX 1
LEMMA frightened
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in a state of fear
EX 1 The frightened horse ran away from the fire. He was frightened at the thought of his coming examination. She was frightened to look down from the top of the tall building. The little girl was frightened (that) her mother wouldn't come back
LEMMA frightened
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in a state of fear
EX 1 The frightened horse ran away from the fire. He was frightened at the thought of his coming examination. She was frightened to look down from the top of the tall building. The little girl was frightened (that) her mother wouldn't come back
LEMMA frightened
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in a state of fear
EX 1 The frightened horse ran away from the fire. He was frightened at the thought of his coming examination. She was frightened to look down from the top of the tall building. The little girl was frightened (that) her mother wouldn't come back
LEMMA frightened
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in a state of fear
EX 1 The frightened horse ran away from the fire. He was frightened at the thought of his coming examination. She was frightened to look down from the top of the tall building. The little girl was frightened (that) her mother wouldn't come back
LEMMA frightened
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = habitually afraid
EX 1 Some people are frightened of thunder, others of snakes
LEMMA frightened
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = habitually afraid
EX 1 Some people are frightened of thunder, others of snakes
LEMMA frightful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fearful; terrible; shocking
EX 1 The battlefield was a frightful scene
LEMMA frightful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml very bad; unpleasant; difficult
EX 1 We're having frightful weather this week. The examination questions were frightful
LEMMA frigid
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = very cold; having a continuously low temperature
EX 1 The air on the mountaintop was frigid. The parts of the world near the North and South POLEs are called the frigid zones
LEMMA frigid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = cold in manner; unfriendly; lacking in warmth and life
EX 1 She smiled faintly at him; it was a frigid greeting
LEMMA frigid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a woman) having an unnatural dislike for sexual activity
EX 1
LEMMA frilled
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ornamented with FRILLs (1,2)
EX 1 a frilled edge
LEMMA frilled
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = made into FRILLs (1,2)
EX 1 frilled paper
LEMMA frilly
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having many FRILLs (1, 2)
EX 1 The little girl wore a frilly party dress
LEMMA frilly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog having too many FRILLS (1)
EX 1 a frilly style of writing
LEMMA frisky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = overflowing with life and activity; joyfully alive
EX 1 The spring weather's making me feel quite frisky
LEMMA frivolous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not serious; silly; useless
EX 1 He failed his examination because he gave a frivolous answer to one of the chief questions. Are you playing cards again this afternoon? What a frivolous way of spending your time!
LEMMA frivolous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unable to take important matters seriously; liking to spend time in light useless pleasures
EX 1 a frivolous girl He has a frivolous nature; he cares for nothing but amusement
LEMMA frizzy
POS adj
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 zh
DEF = (of hair) very curly, like wool
EX 1 Some people have naturally frizzy hair
LEMMA frogged
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having FROGs (2)
EX 1 a splendid frogged uniform
LEMMA frolicsome
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = playful; merry
EX 1 Young creatures are naturally frolicsome
LEMMA front
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being at, related to, or coming from the FRONT@1 (1)
EX 1 From our window we had a front view of the soldiers marching past (=a clear view, with nothing in between)
LEMMA front
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being at, related to, or coming from the FRONT@1 (1)
EX 1 From our window we had a front view of the soldiers marching past (=a clear view, with nothing in between)
LEMMA front
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being at the FRONT@1 (2)
EX 1 Write your name on the front cover of the exercise book
LEMMA front
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being at the FRONT@1 (2)
EX 1 Write your name on the front cover of the exercise book
LEMMA front
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being at the FRONT@1 (3)
EX 1 The boy lost one of his front teeth when he rode his bicycle into the wall. We have tickets for the front row at the concert
LEMMA front
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being at the FRONT@1 (3)
EX 1 The boy lost one of his front teeth when he rode his bicycle into the wall. We have tickets for the front row at the concert
LEMMA front
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = at or connected with the FRONT@1 (4a) of a building
EX 1 the front garden the front room
LEMMA front
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = at or connected with the FRONT@1 (4a) of a building
EX 1 the front garden the front room
LEMMA front
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml being a FRONT@1 (14)
EX 1 Certain rich men who wish to remain unknown are using a front organization to hide their trade in forbidden goods. a front man
LEMMA front
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml being a FRONT@1 (14)
EX 1 Certain rich men who wish to remain unknown are using a front organization to hide their trade in forbidden goods. a front man
LEMMA front
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in PHONETICS, of a vowel) made by raising the tongue at the front of the mouth
EX 1 /i:/ is a front vowel
LEMMA front
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in PHONETICS, of a vowel) made by raising the tongue at the front of the mouth
EX 1 /i:/ is a front vowel
LEMMA front
POS adj
FIELD1 gf
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in GOLF) being the first 9 holes of an 18-hole course
EX 1 Nicklaus did the front 9 in 34 strokes
LEMMA front
POS adj
FIELD1 gf
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in GOLF) being the first 9 holes of an 18-hole course
EX 1 Nicklaus did the front 9 in 34 strokes
LEMMA frontal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, at, or to the front
EX 1 full frontal NUDITY (=state of being completely undressed and showing the front of the body, so that esp. the sexual organs can be seen)
LEMMA frontal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, at, or to the front
EX 1 full frontal NUDITY (=state of being completely undressed and showing the front of the body, so that esp. the sexual organs can be seen)
LEMMA frontal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of an attack) direct; (as if) from the front
EX 1
LEMMA frontal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of an attack) direct; (as if) from the front
EX 1
LEMMA frontal
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
DEF = med belonging to the forehead
EX 1 the frontal bone
LEMMA frontal
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
DEF = med belonging to the forehead
EX 1 the frontal bone
LEMMA frontal
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or related to a weather FRONT@1 (13)
EX 1 A new frontal system is moving towards Britain from the west
LEMMA frontal
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or related to a weather FRONT@1 (13)
EX 1 A new frontal system is moving towards Britain from the west
LEMMA front-page
POS adj
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zj
DEF = very interesting, important, or exciting; worthy of being printed on the front page of a newspaper
EX 1 front-page news a front-page story
LEMMA front-page
POS adj
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zj
DEF = very interesting, important, or exciting; worthy of being printed on the front page of a newspaper
EX 1 front-page news a front-page story
LEMMA frostbitten
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
DEF = suffering from FROSTBITE
EX 1 frostbitten toes
LEMMA frostbitten
POS adj
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 zd
DEF = (of a plant) damaged or killed by FROST@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA frostbound
POS adj
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 zh
DEF = (of the ground) hardened by FROST@1 (1)
EX 1 The garden's still frostbound; it's useless to think of planting anything
LEMMA frosty
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = stingingly cold; cold with FROST@1 (1) covered or seeming to be covered with FROST@1 (3)
EX 1 The fields look frosty this morning
LEMMA frosty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unfriendly; cold
EX 1 She gave me a frosty greeting; it was plain that she hadn't forgiven me
LEMMA frothy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not fml full of or covered with FROTH@1 (1)
EX 1 This glass of beer is very frothy; there's only half a glass of drink in it
LEMMA frothy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sometimes derog light and gay; without serious contents
EX 1 a frothy piece of amusement
LEMMA frowsty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of the conditions inside a room) hot and airless
EX 1
LEMMA frowzy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person, clothes, etc.) not neat or clean for a long time, esp. when in an enclosed space
EX 1
LEMMA frowzy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a house or room) uncared-for; having a closed-in heavy smell
EX 1
LEMMA frugal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not wasteful; careful in the use of money, food, etc.
EX 1 Although he's become rich, he's kept his frugal habits. She's always frugal of her money
LEMMA frugal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = small in quantity and cost
EX 1 They lived simply, and usually had a frugal supper of bread and cheese
LEMMA fruitful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = successful; useful; producing good results
EX 1 a fruitful meeting
LEMMA fruitful
POS adj
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
DEF = old use (of living things) bearing many young or much fruit
EX 1
LEMMA fruitless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of an effort) useless; unsuccessful; not bringing the desired result
EX 1 So far the search for the missing boy has been fruitless
LEMMA fruity
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = usu. apprec like fruit; tasting or smelling of fruit
EX 1 The medicine had a fruity taste. This red wine is soft and fruity
LEMMA fruity
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sl (of talk, a remark, etc.) amusing in an improper direct way, esp. about matters of sex
EX 1 a rather fruity story
LEMMA fruity
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml (of voice) too rich and deep
EX 1 a fruity laugh
LEMMA fuchsia
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of) a bright reddish-purple colour
EX 1
LEMMA fuchsia
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of) a bright reddish-purple colour
EX 1
LEMMA fucking
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (used to give force to an expression, esp. showing annoyance)
EX 1 You fucking fool!
LEMMA fucking
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (used to give force to an expression, esp. showing annoyance)
EX 1 You fucking fool!
LEMMA fucking
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (used as an almost meaningless addition to speech)
EX 1 I got my fucking foot fucking caught in the fucking chair, didn't I
LEMMA fucking
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (used as an almost meaningless addition to speech)
EX 1 I got my fucking foot fucking caught in the fucking chair, didn't I
LEMMA fugitive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = escaping; running away
EX 1
LEMMA fugitive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = escaping; running away
EX 1
LEMMA fugitive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = esp. lit or fml hard to keep present in the mind esp. lit or fml passing rapidly; not lasting, esp. in interest or importance
EX 1 The value of most newspaper writing is only fugitive
LEMMA full
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a container) filled with liquid, powder, etc., as near to the top as is convenient in practice
EX 1 They brought us out a pot full of steaming coffee. Do you want a full cup of tea, or half a cup? You haven't drunk any of your tea; your cup's still full. Why does grandmother always give you the fullest glass of orange drink? It's rude to speak with your mouth full (=while you are eating). This bag of flour is only half full (=contains half the amount that it can hold). (fig.) My heart's too full for words (=my feelings are too deep for me to express them). Don't fill my cup too full
LEMMA full
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a container) filled with liquid, powder, etc., as near to the top as is convenient in practice
EX 1 They brought us out a pot full of steaming coffee. Do you want a full cup of tea, or half a cup? You haven't drunk any of your tea; your cup's still full. Why does grandmother always give you the fullest glass of orange drink? It's rude to speak with your mouth full (=while you are eating). This bag of flour is only half full (=contains half the amount that it can hold). (fig.) My heart's too full for words (=my feelings are too deep for me to express them). Don't fill my cup too full
LEMMA full
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a container) filled to the top; holding as much as possible
EX 1 You can't put any more liquid into a full bottle. After the storm, the holes in the road were full of rainwater. The bath's full up; someone forgot to turn off the water. The drawer was full up with old clothes. (fig.) When he heard of his son's wonderful success, his cup was full (=he was contented; he had everything he could wish for)
LEMMA full
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a container) filled to the top; holding as much as possible
EX 1 You can't put any more liquid into a full bottle. After the storm, the holes in the road were full of rainwater. The bath's full up; someone forgot to turn off the water. The drawer was full up with old clothes. (fig.) When he heard of his son's wonderful success, his cup was full (=he was contented; he had everything he could wish for)
LEMMA full
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a container) filled to the top; holding as much as possible
EX 1 You can't put any more liquid into a full bottle. After the storm, the holes in the road were full of rainwater. The bath's full up; someone forgot to turn off the water. The drawer was full up with old clothes. (fig.) When he heard of his son's wonderful success, his cup was full (=he was contented; he had everything he could wish for)
LEMMA full
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a container) filled to the top; holding as much as possible
EX 1 You can't put any more liquid into a full bottle. After the storm, the holes in the road were full of rainwater. The bath's full up; someone forgot to turn off the water. The drawer was full up with old clothes. (fig.) When he heard of his son's wonderful success, his cup was full (=he was contented; he had everything he could wish for)
LEMMA full
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a container) filled to the top; holding as much as possible
EX 1 You can't put any more liquid into a full bottle. After the storm, the holes in the road were full of rainwater. The bath's full up; someone forgot to turn off the water. The drawer was full up with old clothes. (fig.) When he heard of his son's wonderful success, his cup was full (=he was contented; he had everything he could wish for)
LEMMA full
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a space) containing as many people, objects, etc., as possible; crowded
EX 1 The train's full (up); there are no seats left at all. I don't like travelling on a full train. As this page is now full, I can't write any more. The doctor has a very full day before him (=has work to do all the time)
LEMMA full
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a space) containing as many people, objects, etc., as possible; crowded
EX 1 The train's full (up); there are no seats left at all. I don't like travelling on a full train. As this page is now full, I can't write any more. The doctor has a very full day before him (=has work to do all the time)
LEMMA full
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a space) containing as many people, objects, etc., as possible; crowded
EX 1 The train's full (up); there are no seats left at all. I don't like travelling on a full train. As this page is now full, I can't write any more. The doctor has a very full day before him (=has work to do all the time)
LEMMA full
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = containing or having plenty (of)
EX 1 The field was full of sheep feeding on the new grass. This work's full of mistakes; I've never seen work more full of mistakes. Her eyes were full of tears. Every time they meet us, they're full of complaints about something
LEMMA full
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml well fed, often to the point of discomfort; satisfied
EX 1 I can't eat any more; I'm full up. You ought not to go swimming on a full stomach
LEMMA full
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml well fed, often to the point of discomfort; satisfied
EX 1 I can't eat any more; I'm full up. You ought not to go swimming on a full stomach
LEMMA full
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml well fed, often to the point of discomfort; satisfied
EX 1 I can't eat any more; I'm full up. You ought not to go swimming on a full stomach
LEMMA full
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = complete; whole
EX 1 The full truth of the matter can never be told. He's been working hard for a full year. Please write down your full name and address. She's never enjoyed a full measure of happiness (=as much happiness as she deserved). This medical book is very full on (=deals very thoroughly with) the subject of children's diseases, but less full on how to prevent them. She rose to her full height (=stood up very straight and proudly). My foot caught in the step, and I fell full length (=flat on the ground). He was lying full length on the bed (=stretched out). He has led a full life (=has had every kind of experience); his life has been full. The tennis player gave the ball the full treatment (=hit it as hard as possible)
LEMMA full
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = complete; whole
EX 1 The full truth of the matter can never be told. He's been working hard for a full year. Please write down your full name and address. She's never enjoyed a full measure of happiness (=as much happiness as she deserved). This medical book is very full on (=deals very thoroughly with) the subject of children's diseases, but less full on how to prevent them. She rose to her full height (=stood up very straight and proudly). My foot caught in the step, and I fell full length (=flat on the ground). He was lying full length on the bed (=stretched out). He has led a full life (=has had every kind of experience); his life has been full. The tennis player gave the ball the full treatment (=hit it as hard as possible)
LEMMA full
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = the highest or greatest possible
EX 1 He drove the car at full speed through the town. Only a very good student can obtain full marks in such a difficult examination. Up on the hill, the full force of the wind can be felt. The hunting dogs (HOUNDs) were in full cry after the fox. The horsemen were riding over the plain at full GALLOP (=as fast as they could)
LEMMA full
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = the highest or greatest possible
EX 1 He drove the car at full speed through the town. Only a very good student can obtain full marks in such a difficult examination. Up on the hill, the full force of the wind can be felt. The hunting dogs (HOUNDs) were in full cry after the fox. The horsemen were riding over the plain at full GALLOP (=as fast as they could)
LEMMA full
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = possessing all the rights or qualities of the stated position
EX 1 Only full members of the club are allowed to vote at meetings
LEMMA full
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = possessing all the rights or qualities of the stated position
EX 1 Only full members of the club are allowed to vote at meetings
LEMMA full
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the mind and attention fixed only (on); thinking and talking of nothing else (except) overflowing (with a feeling, quality, etc.)
EX 1 The children were full of excitement at the thought of their holiday
LEMMA full
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a part of a garment) wide; flowing; fitting loosely
EX 1 This coat doesn't fit you well; it's too full in front. This dress has a full skirt
LEMMA full
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a part of a garment) wide; flowing; fitting loosely
EX 1 This coat doesn't fit you well; it's too full in front. This dress has a full skirt
LEMMA full
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a shape, a body, or its parts) often apprec round; rounded; fleshy (of a shape, a body, or its parts) euph fat
EX 1 This shop sells dresses for the fuller figure
LEMMA full
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a shape, a body, or its parts) often apprec round; rounded; fleshy (of a shape, a body, or its parts) euph fat
EX 1 This shop sells dresses for the fuller figure
LEMMA full
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = apprec (of colour, smell, sound, taste, or substance) deep, rich, and powerful
EX 1 He likes wine with a full body (=having strength or substance). This fruit hasn't got a really full FLAVOUR; it needs more sun on it
LEMMA full
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = apprec (of colour, smell, sound, taste, or substance) deep, rich, and powerful
EX 1 He likes wine with a full body (=having strength or substance). This fruit hasn't got a really full FLAVOUR; it needs more sun on it
LEMMA full
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lit having had one's share and more
EX 1 He died in 1900, full of years and honours (=after a long life in which he was given great honours)
LEMMA full
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lit having had one's share and more
EX 1 He died in 1900, full of years and honours (=after a long life in which he was given great honours)
LEMMA full-blooded
POS adj
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of unmixed race
EX 1 He's a full-blooded Indian; his parents were pure Indians, and so were their parents
LEMMA full-blooded
POS adj
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of unmixed race
EX 1 He's a full-blooded Indian; his parents were pure Indians, and so were their parents
LEMMA full-blooded
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = forceful
EX 1 a full-blooded argument a full-blooded style of writing a full-blooded drinking song (=very loud)
LEMMA full-blooded
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having all typical qualities to a great degree
EX 1 a full-blooded SOCIALIST
LEMMA full-blown
POS adj
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 zh
DEF = often lit (of a flower) completely open
EX 1 a full-blown rose
LEMMA full-blown
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fully developed; possessing all the usual or necessary qualities
EX 1 We're afraid that the fighting on the border may develop into a full-blown war
LEMMA full-bodied
POS adj
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 za
DEF = strong; heavy and rich in taste
EX 1 This is a fine full-bodied red wine
LEMMA full-dress
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = formal and fully prepared
EX 1 a full-dress DEBATE in parliament full-dress BIOGRAPHY
LEMMA full-dress
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = formal and fully prepared
EX 1 a full-dress DEBATE in parliament full-dress BIOGRAPHY
LEMMA full-dress
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 cl
DEF = being FULL DRESS
EX 1 Soldiers wear full-dress uniform on many ceremonial occasions
LEMMA full-dress
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 cl
DEF = being FULL DRESS
EX 1 Soldiers wear full-dress uniform on many ceremonial occasions
LEMMA full-face
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing the whole of the face
EX 1 Here's a full-face drawing of my sister. This photograph was taken full-face (=with the photographed person looking straight at the photographer)
LEMMA full-face
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing the whole of the face
EX 1 Here's a full-face drawing of my sister. This photograph was taken full-face (=with the photographed person looking straight at the photographer)
LEMMA full-fashioned
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = FULLY-FASHIONED
EX 1
LEMMA full-fledged
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = FULLY-FLEDGED
EX 1
LEMMA full-grown
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of an animal, plant, or (tech) person) completely developed; that is not going to get any larger
EX 1 A full-grown elephant can weigh over 6,000 kilograms
LEMMA full-hearted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = WHOLE-HEARTED
EX 1
LEMMA full-length
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a photograph, painting, etc.) showing a person from head to foot
EX 1
LEMMA full-length
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a garment) reaching to the ground
EX 1 This evening dress has a full-length skirt
LEMMA full-length
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a play, book, etc.) not short; not shorter than is usual
EX 1 He has written several one-act plays, but only one full-length play
LEMMA full-page
POS adj
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
DEF = covering the whole of a page, esp. in a newspaper
EX 1 It costs a lot of money to put a full-page notice in a newspaper
LEMMA full-page
POS adj
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
DEF = covering the whole of a page, esp. in a newspaper
EX 1 It costs a lot of money to put a full-page notice in a newspaper
LEMMA full-scale
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a model, drawing, copy, etc.) of the same size as the object represented
EX 1 He made a full-scale model of an elephant, but he couldn't get it out of the room
LEMMA full-scale
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a model, drawing, copy, etc.) of the same size as the object represented
EX 1 He made a full-scale model of an elephant, but he couldn't get it out of the room
LEMMA full-scale
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
DEF = large; making use of all known facts, information, etc.
EX 1 He's writing a full-scale history of 19th century France
LEMMA full-scale
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
DEF = large; making use of all known facts, information, etc.
EX 1 He's writing a full-scale history of 19th century France
LEMMA full-scale
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of an activity) of not less than the usual kind; not shortened, lessened, etc., in any way; total
EX 1 The quarrel between the 2 countries nearly developed into a full-scale war
LEMMA full-scale
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of an activity) of not less than the usual kind; not shortened, lessened, etc., in any way; total
EX 1 The quarrel between the 2 countries nearly developed into a full-scale war
LEMMA full-scale
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = using all one's powers, forces, etc.
EX 1 a full-scale attack on an enemy position
LEMMA full-scale
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = using all one's powers, forces, etc.
EX 1 a full-scale attack on an enemy position
LEMMA full-throated
POS adj
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
DEF = using the voice freely; loud
EX 1 The lion gave a full-throated ROAR
LEMMA full-time
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = working or giving regularly the proper number of hours or days in an employment, course of study, etc.
EX 1 She's a full-time student at the university. full-time employment He used to work full-time, but now he only works 4 days a week
LEMMA fully-fashioned
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a KNITted garment) made to fit the shape of the body exactly
EX 1 fully-fashioned stockings
LEMMA fully-fledged
POS adj
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 zo
DEF = (of a young bird) having grown all the feathers, and now able to fly
EX 1
LEMMA fully-fledged
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = completely trained
EX 1 After his long time at sea in a sailing ship, he feels like a fully-fledged sailor
LEMMA fully-grown
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = FULL-GROWN
EX 1
LEMMA fulsome
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = giving an unnecessarily and unpleasantly large amount of praise
EX 1 I don't like such fulsome expressions of admiration. He was too fulsome in his praise
LEMMA functional
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = made for or concerned with practical use without ornamentation
EX 1 Some people don't like the look of functional modern chairs, made on functional principles, even though they're comfortable
LEMMA functional
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = made for or having a special purpose
EX 1 The workman's been taught to use that one particular machine; such functional training doesn't fit him for any other kind of work
LEMMA functional
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
DEF = med (of a disease or disorder) having an effect only on the working of an organ, not on the organ itself
EX 1
LEMMA functionalist
POS adj
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a supporter) of FUNCTIONALISM
EX 1
LEMMA functionalist
POS adj
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a supporter) of FUNCTIONALISM
EX 1
LEMMA fundamental
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a non-material thing) deep; being at the base, from which all else develops
EX 1 There's a fundamental difference between the 2 ministers and their aims
LEMMA fundamental
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a non-material thing) of the greatest importance; having a greater effect than all others
EX 1 The fundamental cause of his success was his ability to work for long hours without tiring
LEMMA fundamental
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a non-material thing) of the greatest importance; having a greater effect than all others
EX 1 The fundamental cause of his success was his ability to work for long hours without tiring
LEMMA fundamental
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a non-material thing) very necessary
EX 1 Fresh air is fundamental to good health
LEMMA fundamental
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a non-material thing) very necessary
EX 1 Fresh air is fundamental to good health
LEMMA fundamental
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a quality) belonging to a person's or thing's deep true character
EX 1 He has some rather strange ideas sometimes, but no one can doubt his fundamental good sense
LEMMA fundamental
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a quality) belonging to a person's or thing's deep true character
EX 1 He has some rather strange ideas sometimes, but no one can doubt his fundamental good sense
LEMMA funerary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = suited or used for a funeral
EX 1 The ashes of a dead person who has been ceremonially burned are sometimes put away in a large pot called a funerary urn
LEMMA funerary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = suited or used for a funeral
EX 1 The ashes of a dead person who has been ceremonially burned are sometimes put away in a large pot called a funerary urn
LEMMA funereal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = heavy and sad; suitable to a funeral
EX 1 Nobody spoke for half an hour; we all sat in funereal silence. They went along at a funereal rate (=very slowly)
LEMMA fungoid
POS adj
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = like a FUNGUS; of the nature of a FUNGUS
EX 1 fungoid growths on young plants
LEMMA fungous
POS adj
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, like, or related to FUNGUS
EX 1
LEMMA fungous
POS adj
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = caused by a FUNGUS
EX 1 fungous plant diseases
LEMMA funky
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 zj
DEF = (of JAZZ or like music) having a simple coarse style and feeling, like the BLUES
EX 1
LEMMA funky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sl fine; good
EX 1 a funky party
LEMMA funny
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not fml amusing; causing laughter
EX 1 I heard such a funny story this morning. He's a very funny man (=can make people laugh with amusing stories). I don't think that's at all funny (=is a fit cause for laughter). It was the funniest thing out (=the most amusing I've ever heard)
LEMMA funny
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not fml amusing; causing laughter
EX 1 I heard such a funny story this morning. He's a very funny man (=can make people laugh with amusing stories). I don't think that's at all funny (=is a fit cause for laughter). It was the funniest thing out (=the most amusing I've ever heard)
LEMMA funny
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not fml strange; unexpected; hard to explain; unusual
EX 1 What can that funny noise be? It's a funny thing, but she put the book on the table 5 minutes ago, and now it can't be found. He's a funny sort of person; I don't understand him at all
LEMMA funny
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not fml strange; unexpected; hard to explain; unusual
EX 1 What can that funny noise be? It's a funny thing, but she put the book on the table 5 minutes ago, and now it can't be found. He's a funny sort of person; I don't understand him at all
LEMMA funny
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml out of order; not quite correct; rather dishonest
EX 1 There's something funny about the telephone; it won't work this morning. There's something funny about this affair; no one seems to know what's happened to all the money
LEMMA funny
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml out of order; not quite correct; rather dishonest
EX 1 There's something funny about the telephone; it won't work this morning. There's something funny about this affair; no one seems to know what's happened to all the money
LEMMA funny
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml slightly ill infml euph slightly mad
EX 1 He went rather funny after the death of his only son
LEMMA funny
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml slightly ill infml euph slightly mad
EX 1 He went rather funny after the death of his only son
LEMMA funny
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml (used esp. by or to children) pleasantly amusing; nice (esp. in the phr. funny old)
EX 1 Look at that funny old dog!
LEMMA funny
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml (used esp. by or to children) pleasantly amusing; nice (esp. in the phr. funny old)
EX 1 Look at that funny old dog!
LEMMA funny
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml deceiving; using tricks; too clever
EX 1 "Don't try anything funny while my back's turned, or you'll be in trouble" he said to his prisoner. Don't get funny with me
LEMMA funny
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml deceiving; using tricks; too clever
EX 1 "Don't try anything funny while my back's turned, or you'll be in trouble" he said to his prisoner. Don't get funny with me
LEMMA funny haha
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = amusing; FUNNY (1) (used when comparing with FUNNY (2))
EX 1
LEMMA funny haha
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = amusing; FUNNY (1) (used when comparing with FUNNY (2))
EX 1
LEMMA funny peculiar
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = strange; FUNNY (2) (used when comparing with FUNNY (1))
EX 1 "It's a funny book." "Do you mean FUNNY HAHA or funny peculiar?"
LEMMA funny peculiar
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = strange; FUNNY (2) (used when comparing with FUNNY (1))
EX 1 "It's a funny book." "Do you mean FUNNY HAHA or funny peculiar?"
LEMMA furious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very angry in an uncontrolled way
EX 1 He'll be furious with us if we're late. He'll be furious at being kept waiting. It makes me furious when people don't listen, and then ask silly questions. The general was furious to hear (=when he heard) of the defeat
LEMMA furious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very angry in an uncontrolled way
EX 1 He'll be furious with us if we're late. He'll be furious at being kept waiting. It makes me furious when people don't listen, and then ask silly questions. The general was furious to hear (=when he heard) of the defeat
LEMMA furious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very angry in an uncontrolled way
EX 1 He'll be furious with us if we're late. He'll be furious at being kept waiting. It makes me furious when people don't listen, and then ask silly questions. The general was furious to hear (=when he heard) of the defeat
LEMMA furious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = powerful
EX 1 He struck his enemy a furious blow. There was a furious knocking at the door
LEMMA furious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = powerful
EX 1 He struck his enemy a furious blow. There was a furious knocking at the door
LEMMA furious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = wild; uncontrolled
EX 1 He has a furious temper. She drove the car at a fast and furious rate
LEMMA furious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = wild; uncontrolled
EX 1 He has a furious temper. She drove the car at a fast and furious rate
LEMMA furry
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, like, or covered with fur
EX 1 This furry material will make a warm coat for the winter. a furry little rabbit
LEMMA further
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = later than the one spoken of
EX 1 There'll be a further performance of the play next week. The office will be closed until further notice (=until it is convenient to open it again)
LEMMA further
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = later than the one spoken of
EX 1 There'll be a further performance of the play next week. The office will be closed until further notice (=until it is convenient to open it again)
LEMMA further
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = more; additional
EX 1 Have you any further questions to ask? If you have no further use for this book, I'll give it to someone else. There being no further business, the meeting was closed. "The money would have had to be raised by further taxation" (SEU S.) It will take a further 3 days
LEMMA further
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = more; additional
EX 1 Have you any further questions to ask? If you have no further use for this book, I'll give it to someone else. There being no further business, the meeting was closed. "The money would have had to be raised by further taxation" (SEU S.) It will take a further 3 days
LEMMA further
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = more distant; FAR@2 (2)
EX 1 On the further side of the street there was a large shop
LEMMA further
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = more distant; FAR@2 (2)
EX 1 On the further side of the street there was a large shop
LEMMA furthermost
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = most distant; farthest away
EX 1 In the furthermost corner of the room sat a tall thin man; he sat in the corner furthermost from the fire
LEMMA furthermost
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = most distant; farthest away
EX 1 In the furthermost corner of the room sat a tall thin man; he sat in the corner furthermost from the fire
LEMMA furthermost
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = most distant; farthest away
EX 1 In the furthermost corner of the room sat a tall thin man; he sat in the corner furthermost from the fire
LEMMA furthest
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = FARTHEST
EX 1
LEMMA furthest
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = FARTHEST
EX 1
LEMMA furthest
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = FARTHEST
EX 1
LEMMA furtive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = quiet, secret, and/or not direct, as expressing guilty feelings; trying or hoping to escape notice
EX 1 The man's furtive manner made the policeman watch him to see what he would do. The thief was furtive in his movements
LEMMA fused
POS adj
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
DEF = (of a piece of electric apparatus) fitted with a FUSE@2 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA fussy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = usu. derog (of a person or a person's actions, character, etc.) nervous and excitable about small matters
EX 1 It's not restful to be in the company of a fussy person. small fussy movements of her hands
LEMMA fussy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = usu. derog (of a person or a person's actions, character, etc.) nervous and excitable about small matters
EX 1 It's not restful to be in the company of a fussy person. small fussy movements of her hands
LEMMA fussy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = usu. derog (of a person) too much concerned about details
EX 1 He's fussy about the way his food's cooked; if it isn't cooked properly, he won't eat it
LEMMA fussy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = usu. derog (of a person) too much concerned about details
EX 1 He's fussy about the way his food's cooked; if it isn't cooked properly, he won't eat it
LEMMA fussy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml (of a person) concerned; caring
EX 1 "Would you like tea or coffee?" "I'm not fussy (=I would like either)." Are you fussy what time we have dinner?
LEMMA fussy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml (of a person) concerned; caring
EX 1 "Would you like tea or coffee?" "I'm not fussy (=I would like either)." Are you fussy what time we have dinner?
LEMMA fussy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml (of a person) concerned; caring
EX 1 "Would you like tea or coffee?" "I'm not fussy (=I would like either)." Are you fussy what time we have dinner?
LEMMA fussy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog (of dress, furniture, etc.) having too much ornament
EX 1
LEMMA fussy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog (of dress, furniture, etc.) having too much ornament
EX 1
LEMMA fusty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a room, box, clothes, etc.) having an unpleasant smell as a result of having been shut up for a long time, esp. when not quite dry
EX 1
LEMMA fusty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not modern
EX 1 His knowledge of science is a bit fusty, as he hasn't studied it at all since he left school 30 years ago
LEMMA futile
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = often derog (of an action) having no effect; unsuccessful; useless
EX 1 All his attempts to unlock the door were futile, because he was using the wrong key. Don't waste time by asking futile questions
LEMMA futile
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = derog (of a person) worthless; of no importance; lacking ability to succeed
EX 1 That futile young man does nothing but waste money
LEMMA future
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (belonging to or happening in) the time after the present; time yet to come
EX 1 The future is always unknown to us. You should save some money; it's wise to provide for the future. In future years, we shall remember your visit with pleasure. Keep this book for future use (=to use at a later time). Many people believe in a future life (=another form of life after death)
LEMMA future
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (belonging to or happening in) the time after the present; time yet to come
EX 1 The future is always unknown to us. You should save some money; it's wise to provide for the future. In future years, we shall remember your visit with pleasure. Keep this book for future use (=to use at a later time). Many people believe in a future life (=another form of life after death)
LEMMA future
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (belonging to or happening in) the time after the present; time yet to come
EX 1 The future is always unknown to us. You should save some money; it's wise to provide for the future. In future years, we shall remember your visit with pleasure. Keep this book for future use (=to use at a later time). Many people believe in a future life (=another form of life after death)
LEMMA future
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (expected, planned, arranged, etc., for) the life in front of a person; that which will happen to someone or something
EX 1 I wish you a very happy future. The future of this business company is uncertain, as it has very little money. That young man has a bright future before him as a painter (=will become successful and famous). my future wife (=the woman whom I am going to marry) We're leaving this town; our future home will be in London
LEMMA future
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (expected, planned, arranged, etc., for) the life in front of a person; that which will happen to someone or something
EX 1 I wish you a very happy future. The future of this business company is uncertain, as it has very little money. That young man has a bright future before him as a painter (=will become successful and famous). my future wife (=the woman whom I am going to marry) We're leaving this town; our future home will be in London
LEMMA future
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (expected, planned, arranged, etc., for) the life in front of a person; that which will happen to someone or something
EX 1 I wish you a very happy future. The future of this business company is uncertain, as it has very little money. That young man has a bright future before him as a painter (=will become successful and famous). my future wife (=the woman whom I am going to marry) We're leaving this town; our future home will be in London
LEMMA future
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in grammar) (being) the tense of a verb that expresses what will happen at a later time
EX 1 The future (tense) of English verbs is formed with the help of "shall" and "will"
LEMMA future
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in grammar) (being) the tense of a verb that expresses what will happen at a later time
EX 1 The future (tense) of English verbs is formed with the help of "shall" and "will"
LEMMA future
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in grammar) (being) the tense of a verb that expresses what will happen at a later time
EX 1 The future (tense) of English verbs is formed with the help of "shall" and "will"
LEMMA future
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in grammar) (being) the tense of a verb that expresses what will happen at a later time
EX 1 The future (tense) of English verbs is formed with the help of "shall" and "will"
LEMMA future
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml likelihood of success
EX 1 There's no future in trying to sell furs in a hot country
LEMMA future
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml likelihood of success
EX 1 There's no future in trying to sell furs in a hot country
LEMMA futureless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having nothing to expect or hope for
EX 1 Some poor people never have a chance in life; they lead a futureless existence
LEMMA futuristic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml, often derog of strange modern appearance; having no connection with known forms of art
EX 1 futuristic paintings a table of futuristic DESIGN
LEMMA futuristic
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 lt
DEF = influenced by or in the style of FUTURISM
EX 1
LEMMA fuzzy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of hair) standing up in a light short mass
EX 1
LEMMA fuzzy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of something seen) not clear in shape, esp. at the edges; misty
EX 1 The television picture is rather fuzzy tonight
LEMMA fuzzy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of cloth, a garment, etc.) having a raised soft hairy surface
EX 1
LEMMA fuzzy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a substance) like a fine soft mass of hair
EX 1
LEMMA gabled
POS adj
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having one or more GABLEs
EX 1
LEMMA gaelic
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zl
DEF = of one of the CELTIC languages, esp. that of Scotland, or those of Ireland and the Isle of Man
EX 1
LEMMA gaga
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing a weak mind, esp. in old age
EX 1 to go gaga
LEMMA gainful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which gives money; for which one is paid
EX 1 gainful employment
LEMMA gala
POS adj
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of) a feast-time or special public amusement
EX 1 a gala occasion
LEMMA gala
POS adj
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of) a feast-time or special public amusement
EX 1 a gala occasion
LEMMA galactic
POS adj
FIELD1 as
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or concerning a GALAXY
EX 1
LEMMA gallant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = courageous
EX 1 a gallant deed a gallant soldier
LEMMA gallant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (not usu. of people) splendid; beautiful
EX 1 When that gallant ship went down there was no other like her left on the seas
LEMMA gallant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of men) attentive and polite to women
EX 1
LEMMA gallic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of the ancient country of Gaul, or race of Gauls
EX 1
LEMMA gallic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = French
EX 1 Gallic charm
LEMMA galloping
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (of illness) getting quickly worse, until the person dies
EX 1 galloping CONSUMPTION
LEMMA galore
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (in) plenty
EX 1 money galore friends galore
LEMMA galvanic
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or concerning the production of electricity by the action of an acid on a metal
EX 1
LEMMA galvanic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of actions and events) sudden, unnaturally strong, etc.
EX 1 The warning about the bomb had a galvanic effect, and people ran everywhere trying to find it
LEMMA game
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = brave and ready for action
EX 1 The little boy was shocked by the fall, but he was game enough to get up and try again
LEMMA game
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = brave and ready for action
EX 1 The little boy was shocked by the fall, but he was game enough to get up and try again
LEMMA game
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = willing
EX 1 Who's game for a swim?
LEMMA game
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = willing
EX 1 Who's game for a swim?
LEMMA game
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = willing
EX 1 Who's game for a swim?
LEMMA game
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a limb, esp. a human leg) unable to be used properly because of something wrong
EX 1
LEMMA gammy
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 xx
DEF = GAME@4
EX 1
LEMMA gamy
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of meat) having the strong taste of GAME@1 (4) which has been kept for some time before cooking
EX 1
LEMMA gangling
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unusually tall and thin, so as to appear awkward in movement
EX 1
LEMMA gap-toothed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing spaces between the teeth, esp. as when teeth are missing or when the front teeth have not grown together
EX 1
LEMMA gargantuan
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very big
EX 1 a gargantuan meal
LEMMA garish
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 xx
DEF = unpleasantly bright
EX 1 garish colours garish light
LEMMA garrulous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = habitually talking too much, esp. about unimportant things
EX 1
LEMMA gaseous
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or like gas
EX 1
LEMMA gassy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full of (a) gas
EX 1
LEMMA gassy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the qualities of (a) gas
EX 1
LEMMA gastric
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 xx
DEF = of or belonging to the stomach
EX 1 the gastric juices (= acids which break down food in the stomach)
LEMMA gastric
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 xx
DEF = of or belonging to the stomach
EX 1 the gastric juices (= acids which break down food in the stomach)
LEMMA gauche
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = awkward (in social behaviour); doing and saying the wrong things
EX 1
LEMMA gaudy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too bright in colour and/or with too many details to ornament it
EX 1
LEMMA gaunt
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = thin, as if ill or hungry
EX 1
LEMMA gaunt
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a place) bare and unattractive
EX 1 The old house stood gaunt and empty, a complete ruin
LEMMA gawky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) awkward in movement
EX 1
LEMMA gay
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = cheerful, merry, happy
EX 1 We were all gay at the thought of the coming holidays
LEMMA gay
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = bright or attractive, so that one feels happy to see it, hear it, etc.
EX 1 The fields were gay with flowers. We're painting the kitchen in gay colours
LEMMA gay
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not serious; only concerned with pleasure (esp. in the phr. the gay life)
EX 1
LEMMA gay
POS adj
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 md
DEF = infml HOMOSEXUAL
EX 1
LEMMA geared up
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in a state of esp. anxious excitement and expectation about an activity
EX 1 I was all geared up to have an argument about it when she said it didn't matter anyhow
LEMMA geared up
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in a state of esp. anxious excitement and expectation about an activity
EX 1 I was all geared up to have an argument about it when she said it didn't matter anyhow
LEMMA gelatinous
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zp
DEF = like jelly; in a state between solid and liquid
EX 1
LEMMA general
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = concerning or felt by everybody or most people
EX 1 The price of food is a matter of general anxiety. It's not in the general INTEREST to close railways (= it's not good for most people). the general public (=all ordinary people) At first only a few people wanted to go, but now interest has become general
LEMMA general
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = concerning or felt by everybody or most people
EX 1 The price of food is a matter of general anxiety. It's not in the general INTEREST to close railways (= it's not good for most people). the general public (=all ordinary people) At first only a few people wanted to go, but now interest has become general
LEMMA general
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not limited to one thing, place, etc.
EX 1 a general degree (at a university, in several subjects) general education (=in many subjects)
LEMMA general
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not limited to one thing, place, etc.
EX 1 a general degree (at a university, in several subjects) general education (=in many subjects)
LEMMA general
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not detailed; describing the main things only
EX 1 Give me a general idea of the work
LEMMA general
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not detailed; describing the main things only
EX 1 Give me a general idea of the work
LEMMA general
POS adj
FIELD1 or
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (as the second part of an official title) chief
EX 1 Postmaster-General; MAJOR-General
LEMMA generative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the power to produce or GENERATE
EX 1
LEMMA generative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the power to produce or GENERATE
EX 1
LEMMA generative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the power to produce or GENERATE
EX 1
LEMMA generic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or concerning a GENUS
EX 1
LEMMA generic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = shared by or typical of a whole class of things
EX 1
LEMMA generous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing readiness to give money, help, kindness, etc.
EX 1 She's not very generous with the food (= she gives small amounts)
LEMMA generous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in large amounts
EX 1 a generous meal
LEMMA genetic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zg
DEF = of or concerning GENEs
EX 1
LEMMA genetic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zg
DEF = of or concerning GENETICS
EX 1
LEMMA genial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = cheerful and kind; good-tempered
EX 1
LEMMA genial
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of weather) gentle and good for the growth of plants
EX 1
LEMMA genital
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = of or concerning the sex organs
EX 1
LEMMA genital
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = of or concerning the sex organs
EX 1
LEMMA genitive
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in grammar) (a form or a word) showing esp. possession or origin (note the phr. genitive case)
EX 1
LEMMA genitive
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in grammar) (a form or a word) showing esp. possession or origin (note the phr. genitive case)
EX 1
LEMMA genned-up
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = well-informed; KNOWLEDGEABLE; knowing a lot
EX 1 genned-up about foreign affairs
LEMMA genned-up
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = well-informed; KNOWLEDGEABLE; knowing a lot
EX 1 genned-up about foreign affairs
LEMMA genned-up
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = well-informed; KNOWLEDGEABLE; knowing a lot
EX 1 genned-up about foreign affairs
LEMMA genteel
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = trying to show unnaturally polite manners, esp. so as to appear socially important
EX 1
LEMMA genteel
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = old use very polite, and thus known to be of a high social class
EX 1
LEMMA gentile
POS adj
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 rl
DEF = (a person who is) not Jewish
EX 1
LEMMA gentile
POS adj
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 rl
DEF = (a person who is) not Jewish
EX 1
LEMMA gentle
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = kind and ready to help others
EX 1 a very gentle person, who never loses her temper
LEMMA gentle
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not violent; soft in movement
EX 1 a gentle wind a gentle slope (= not steep)
LEMMA gentle
POS adj
FIELD1 or
FIELD2 zr
DEF = old use of the NOBILITY old use born into a high social class
EX 1
LEMMA gentlemanly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fair, kind, and honourable in behaviour; being or suitable to a gentleman
EX 1
LEMMA genuine
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of an object) real; really what it seems to be
EX 1
LEMMA genuine
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of feelings) real, not pretended
EX 1
LEMMA geocentric
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 as
DEF = having, or measured from, the earth (world) as the central point
EX 1
LEMMA geometric
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 zg
DEF = concerning GEOMETRY
EX 1
LEMMA geometric
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 af
DEF = (esp. of straight lines and regular patterns) like the figures in GEOMETRY
EX 1 geometric patterns in Muslim art
LEMMA georgian
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 uu
DEF = of or concerning the area of the USSR called Georgia, in the Caucasus
EX 1
LEMMA georgian
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 qu
DEF = rare of or concerning the state of Georgia in the US
EX 1
LEMMA georgian
POS adj
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 hi
DEF = of, or in the style of, the period of rule of King George the First, Second, and Third, esp. from 1714 to 1811
EX 1 Georgian ARCHITECTURE in Britain, Ireland, and the US
LEMMA georgian
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ub
DEF = of English poetry of the time of King George the 5th, esp. from 1912 to 1922
EX 1
LEMMA geriatric
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or concerning GERIATRICS
EX 1 geriatric medicine a geriatric hospital
LEMMA geriatric
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or concerning GERIATRICS
EX 1 geriatric medicine a geriatric hospital
LEMMA german
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or from Germany
EX 1
LEMMA german
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zl
DEF = of the language of Germany, Austria, and large parts of Switzerland
EX 1
LEMMA germane
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of ideas, remarks, etc.) suitably connected with something; RELEVANT
EX 1
LEMMA germanic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of style, appearance, etc.) of or like Germany or the Germans
EX 1
LEMMA germanic
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zl
DEF = of the language family that includes German, Dutch, Swedish, English, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA germinal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in the earliest stage of development
EX 1
LEMMA get-at-able
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ACCESSIBLE (1)
EX 1
LEMMA ghastly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) very pale and ill-looking
EX 1
LEMMA ghastly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing great fear
EX 1 Hearing of their death was the most ghastly news
LEMMA ghastly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml very bad
EX 1 We had a ghastly time at the party, because we didn't know anybody
LEMMA ghostly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like a GHOST or spirit of the dead, esp. having a faint or uncertain colour and shape
EX 1 I saw a ghostly light ahead of me in the darkness
LEMMA ghostly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like a GHOST or spirit of the dead, esp. having a faint or uncertain colour and shape
EX 1 I saw a ghostly light ahead of me in the darkness
LEMMA ghostly
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = lit & old use concerned with religion, as from a priest
EX 1 ghostly advice
LEMMA ghostly
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = lit & old use concerned with religion, as from a priest
EX 1 ghostly advice
LEMMA ghoulish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very unpleasant; concerned with dead bodies and nasty behaviour
EX 1 ghoulish stories
LEMMA gibbous
POS adj
FIELD1 as
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of the moon) having the bright part filling more than half a circle
EX 1
LEMMA gibbous
POS adj
FIELD1 as
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of the moon) having the bright part filling more than half a circle
EX 1
LEMMA giddy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) feeling unsteady, as though everything is moving round oneself and/or as though one is falling
EX 1 The children enjoyed going round and round, but I felt giddy just watching them
LEMMA giddy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing a feeling of unsteady movement and/or falling
EX 1 We looked down from a giddy height
LEMMA giddy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) not serious; too interested in amusement
EX 1 She's a giddy thing; you'll never get her to take life seriously
LEMMA gifted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having one or more special abilities; TALENTED
EX 1 a very gifted person
LEMMA gifted
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. of a child) more INTELLIGENT than most
EX 1 the education of gifted children
LEMMA gigantic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unusually large in amount or size
EX 1
LEMMA gilded
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fortunate and rich (esp. in the phr. gilded youth)
EX 1
LEMMA gimmicky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like or using GIMMICKs
EX 1 a gimmicky idea
LEMMA ginger
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of) an orange-brown colour, esp. the least usual colour of human hair
EX 1 He's called "Ginger" because of his bright ginger hair
LEMMA ginger
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of) an orange-brown colour, esp. the least usual colour of human hair
EX 1 He's called "Ginger" because of his bright ginger hair
LEMMA gingerly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (in a way that is) careful and controlled in movement so as not to cause harm
EX 1 He gingerly picked the delicate flower. Gingerly I reached out to touch the snake
LEMMA girlie
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (usu. of magazines) showing young women with (almost) bare bodies, photographed in positions which are intended to be sexy and exciting
EX 1
LEMMA girlie
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (usu. of magazines) showing young women with (almost) bare bodies, photographed in positions which are intended to be sexy and exciting
EX 1
LEMMA girlish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like or suitable to a girl
EX 1 sounds of girlish laughter
LEMMA given
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fixed for a purpose and stated as such
EX 1 The work must be done within the given time
LEMMA given
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = if allowed or provided with
EX 1 (If) given the same treatment again, he is sure to get well. I'd come and see you in Austria, (if) given the chance
LEMMA given
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (at the end of official papers) written, signed, and marked with the date
EX 1 given on the 15th day of April, in the year 1543
LEMMA glace
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of fruits) covered with sugar
EX 1
LEMMA glace
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of leather, silk, etc.) smooth and shiny
EX 1
LEMMA glacial
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or concerning ice or GLACIERs
EX 1
LEMMA glacial
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or concerning an ICE AGE
EX 1
LEMMA glacial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml very cold
EX 1
LEMMA glad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) pleased and happy about something
EX 1 I'm glad he's got the job/about his new job. Thanks for the help; I was very glad of it
LEMMA glad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) pleased and happy about something
EX 1 I'm glad he's got the job/about his new job. Thanks for the help; I was very glad of it
LEMMA glad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) pleased and happy about something
EX 1 I'm glad he's got the job/about his new job. Thanks for the help; I was very glad of it
LEMMA glad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) pleased and happy about something
EX 1 I'm glad he's got the job/about his new job. Thanks for the help; I was very glad of it
LEMMA glad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing happiness
EX 1 glad news of victory
LEMMA glad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing happiness
EX 1 glad news of victory
LEMMA glad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = polite very willing
EX 1 I'll be glad to help you repair the car if you show me what's wrong. Yes, I'll be glad to
LEMMA glad
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = polite very willing
EX 1 I'll be glad to help you repair the car if you show me what's wrong. Yes, I'll be glad to
LEMMA glamorous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or causing GLAMOUR
EX 1 a glamorous job/girl
LEMMA glancing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a blow) which slips to one side
EX 1 He hit him a glancing blow on the chin
LEMMA glancing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a blow) which slips to one side
EX 1 He hit him a glancing blow on the chin
LEMMA glandular
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = concerning one or more GLANDs, or produced from a gland
EX 1
LEMMA glaring
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of light) hard and too bright (of colours) too bright
EX 1 a glaring red
LEMMA glaring
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of mistakes) very noticeable
EX 1 The report is full of glaring faults
LEMMA glaring
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with a GLARE@2 (2); fierce-looking
EX 1 glaring eyes
LEMMA glassy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like glass, esp. (of water) smooth and shining
EX 1
LEMMA glassy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of eyes) of a fixed expression, as if without sight or life
EX 1 After he hit his head his eyes went glassy and we knew he might be seriously hurt
LEMMA glaucous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lit greyish green or blue in colour
EX 1
LEMMA glaucous
POS adj
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = tech (of parts of plants) covered with a fine whitish powdery surface (BLOOM)
EX 1
LEMMA gleeful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing joy and satisfaction
EX 1
LEMMA glib
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) able to speak well and easily, whether speaking the truth or not
EX 1
LEMMA glib
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = spoken too easily to be true
EX 1 a glib excuse/answer
LEMMA glissando
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = ( (a piece of music) played) by sliding the finger along the notes
EX 1
LEMMA glissando
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = ( (a piece of music) played) by sliding the finger along the notes
EX 1
LEMMA glittering
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = splendid
EX 1 one of the glittering stars of the modern stage/of the film industry
LEMMA global
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or concerning the whole earth
EX 1 global travel global changes
LEMMA global
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, related to, or concerning all or almost all possible considerations
EX 1 took a global view of the government's plans for dealing with unemployment
LEMMA globular
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in the form of a GLOBULE
EX 1
LEMMA globular
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in the form of a GLOBE
EX 1
LEMMA gloomy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = almost dark
EX 1 a gloomy day
LEMMA gloomy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or giving little hope or cheerfulness
EX 1 Our future seems gloomy
LEMMA glorious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having, or worthy of, great fame and honour
EX 1 glorious deeds in battle
LEMMA glorious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = beautiful; splendid
EX 1 glorious colours, a glorious day
LEMMA glorious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml very enjoyable
EX 1 What a glorious party!
LEMMA glossy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = shiny and smooth
EX 1 Our cat has glossy black fur
LEMMA glottal
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ln
DEF = concerning the GLOTTIS
EX 1
LEMMA glowing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which give(s) a favourable picture
EX 1 He gave a glowing description of the house, which made me want to see it for myself
LEMMA gluey
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sticky like GLUE
EX 1
LEMMA gluey
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = covered with GLUE
EX 1
LEMMA glum
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sad; in low spirits, esp. because of disappointment
EX 1 "You look very glum."_"I've just lost my money,"
LEMMA glutinous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sticky
EX 1 The sugar melted into a glutinous mass
LEMMA gluttonous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like a GLUTTON; GREEDY, esp. for food
EX 1
LEMMA gnarled
POS adj
FIELD1 fr
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a tree, its trunk or branches) rough and twisted, with hard lumps, esp. as a result of age
EX 1
LEMMA gnarled
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of hands and fingers) twisted, with swollen joints, and rough skin, as from hard work or old age
EX 1
LEMMA gnarled
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) rough in appearance, as if beaten by wind and weather
EX 1
LEMMA gnawing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = painful and/or worrying
EX 1 gnawing hunger gnawing anxiety
LEMMA gnawing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = painful and/or worrying
EX 1 gnawing hunger gnawing anxiety
LEMMA go-ahead
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) active in using new methods
EX 1
LEMMA go-as-you-please
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = cheerful, lazy, and not asking for much
EX 1 Things are very go-as-you-please here_that's why the trade figures are so bad
LEMMA goddamn
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = DAMN
EX 1
LEMMA god-fearing
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
DEF = good and well-behaved according to the rules of the Christian religion; GODLY
EX 1
LEMMA godforsaken
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a place) empty, containing nothing useful or interesting, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA godless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = wicked; not showing respect to or belief in God
EX 1
LEMMA godlike
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like or suitable to God or a god
EX 1 godlike beauty/calm
LEMMA godly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing obedience to God by leading a good life; GOD-FEARING
EX 1
LEMMA goggle-eyed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with the eyes standing out as if surprised
EX 1
LEMMA go-go
POS adj
FIELD1 da
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or concerned in a form of fast dancing with excited movement, usu. performed by one or more girls in front of watchers
EX 1 go-go girls go-go dancing
LEMMA go-go
POS adj
FIELD1 da
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or concerned in a form of fast dancing with excited movement, usu. performed by one or more girls in front of watchers
EX 1 go-go girls go-go dancing
LEMMA going
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in existence
EX 1 He's the biggest fool going. That's the best car going
LEMMA going
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in existence
EX 1 He's the biggest fool going. That's the best car going
LEMMA going
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = as charged at present
EX 1 the going rate for the job
LEMMA going
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = as charged at present
EX 1 the going rate for the job
LEMMA going
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = working; in operation
EX 1 a going CONCERN (= an active profitable business)
LEMMA going
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = working; in operation
EX 1 a going CONCERN (= an active profitable business)
LEMMA golden
POS adj
FIELD1 mg
FIELD2 ..
DEF = made of gold
EX 1 a golden crown
LEMMA golden
POS adj
FIELD1 mg
FIELD2 ..
DEF = made of gold
EX 1 a golden crown
LEMMA golden
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of the colour of gold
EX 1 golden hair
LEMMA golden
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of the colour of gold
EX 1 golden hair
LEMMA golden
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very fortunate or favourable
EX 1 a golden OPPORTUNITY
LEMMA golden
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very fortunate or favourable
EX 1 a golden OPPORTUNITY
LEMMA good
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the right qualities
EX 1 a good play a good argument a good friend
LEMMA good
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = suitable; favourable
EX 1 It's a good day for a drive. The weather's good. a good chance of getting a job
LEMMA good
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = morally right; in accordance with religious standards
EX 1 to do a good deed to lead a good life
LEMMA good
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) kind; helpful
EX 1 She's always been very good to me. It's good of you to help. Please be good enough to close the door. They hadn't a good word for her (= talked unkindly about her)
LEMMA good
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) kind; helpful
EX 1 She's always been very good to me. It's good of you to help. Please be good enough to close the door. They hadn't a good word for her (= talked unkindly about her)
LEMMA good
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of children) well-behaved
EX 1 Be good when we visit your aunt
LEMMA good
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = suitable for its purpose
EX 1 a good idea good advice
LEMMA good
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = enjoyable
EX 1 a good story a good time
LEMMA good
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = useful to the health or character
EX 1 Milk is good for you. The water is not good; we must boil it before we drink it. It isn't good ( for you) to have everything you want
LEMMA good
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of food) fresh, not decayed
EX 1 The eggs are old. I hope they're still good
LEMMA good
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of food) fresh, not decayed
EX 1 The eggs are old. I hope they're still good
LEMMA good
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = strong; in good condition; working well
EX 1 You need good shoes for walking on the hills
LEMMA good
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = skilful; having the ability to do something
EX 1 He's good at languages
LEMMA good
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = worthy of respect (usu. in polite forms of address, or when angry or in the phr. good old . . .)
EX 1 My good man, why should I help you? Good old John, he's always ready to help
LEMMA good
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = worthy of respect (usu. in polite forms of address, or when angry or in the phr. good old . . .)
EX 1 My good man, why should I help you? Good old John, he's always ready to help
LEMMA good
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of a higher standard or quality than average
EX 1 She got a good result in her examination. This watch keeps good (= correct) time
LEMMA good
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = effective in use (usu. over a period of time)
EX 1 His cheques are not good, because he has no money. The ticket is good for one month. The old man's good for another 20 years (=will live 20 years)
LEMMA good
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = effective in use (usu. over a period of time)
EX 1 His cheques are not good, because he has no money. The ticket is good for one month. The old man's good for another 20 years (=will live 20 years)
LEMMA good
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = safe from loss of money
EX 1 a good risk a good debt
LEMMA good
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = large in size, amount, etc. (in the phr. a good . . .)
EX 1 a good while We travelled a good distance
LEMMA good
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = large in size, amount, etc. (in the phr. a good . . .)
EX 1 a good while We travelled a good distance
LEMMA good
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = at least or more than (in the phr. a good . . .)
EX 1 It's a good mile away. We wasted a good half hour
LEMMA good
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = at least or more than (in the phr. a good . . .)
EX 1 It's a good mile away. We wasted a good half hour
LEMMA good
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (in expressions of feeling)
EX 1 Good gracious! Good God!
LEMMA good
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (in expressions of feeling)
EX 1 Good gracious! Good God!
LEMMA good
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (in greetings)
EX 1 Good morning/afternoon/evening/day
LEMMA good
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (in greetings)
EX 1 Good morning/afternoon/evening/day
LEMMA good
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = complete; thorough
EX 1 Have a good look. a good meal a good beating at cricket
LEMMA good
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = complete; thorough
EX 1 Have a good look. a good meal a good beating at cricket
LEMMA good-for-nothing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a person who is) worthless, who does no work, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA good-for-nothing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a person who is) worthless, who does no work, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA good-for-nothing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a person who is) worthless, who does no work, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA good-for-nothing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a person who is) worthless, who does no work, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA goodish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = quite good, but not very good in quality
EX 1
LEMMA goodish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = quite good, but not very good in quality
EX 1
LEMMA goodish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = rather large, long, far, etc. (in the phr. a goodish . . .)
EX 1 He walked a goodish distance for a sick man (= farther than one would expect). It takes a goodish amount of patience to look after 4 children
LEMMA goodish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = rather large, long, far, etc. (in the phr. a goodish . . .)
EX 1 He walked a goodish distance for a sick man (= farther than one would expect). It takes a goodish amount of patience to look after 4 children
LEMMA good-looking
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = attractive; beautiful
EX 1
LEMMA goodly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = pleasant or satisfying in appearance
EX 1 The table spread with food made a goodly sight
LEMMA goodly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = pleasant or satisfying in appearance
EX 1 The table spread with food made a goodly sight
LEMMA goodly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = large (in amount)
EX 1 a goodly supply of seeds for the garden
LEMMA goodly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = large (in amount)
EX 1 a goodly supply of seeds for the garden
LEMMA good-natured
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = naturally kind; ready to help, to forgive, not to be angry, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA gooey
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sticky and (usu.) sweet
EX 1 gooey cakes
LEMMA gooey
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = over-sweet; SENTIMENTAL
EX 1
LEMMA goofy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = silly; slightly mad
EX 1
LEMMA gorgeous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml delightful; who or which gives enjoyment
EX 1 He says she is a gorgeous person. This cake is gorgeous
LEMMA gorgeous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml very beautiful
EX 1 50 gorgeous girls dancing in our show!
LEMMA gormless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = stupid and thoughtless, as though lacking brains
EX 1 He's too gormless to remember what you asked him to do
LEMMA gory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lit covered in blood
EX 1
LEMMA gory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full of violence
EX 1 a gory film all the gory details
LEMMA gossipy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) liking GOSSIP@1 (1,2)
EX 1
LEMMA gossipy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full of GOSSIP
EX 1
LEMMA gothic
POS adj
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or concerning a Germanic people called Goths, who fought against the Roman Empire
EX 1
LEMMA gothic
POS adj
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of a style of building common in Western Europe between the 12th and 16th centuries, with pointed arches, arched (VAULTed@1 (4)) roofs, tall thin pillars (PIERs), and coloured glass in the windows
EX 1
LEMMA gothic
POS adj
FIELD1 pn
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of a type of printing with thick, pointed letters
EX 1
LEMMA gothic
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of a style of writing in the 18th century which produced stories (NOVELs) set in lonely fearful places
EX 1
LEMMA gouty
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
DEF = suffering from GOUT
EX 1
LEMMA gouty
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
DEF = caused by GOUT
EX 1
LEMMA governing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the power of governing
EX 1 the governing body (= a group of persons) of a university
LEMMA governing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having the power of governing
EX 1 the governing body (= a group of persons) of a university
LEMMA graceful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of shape or movement) attractive to see
EX 1
LEMMA graceful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of speech and feeling) suitably and pleasantly expressed
EX 1
LEMMA graceless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = awkward in movement or form
EX 1
LEMMA graceless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lacking in good manners
EX 1
LEMMA gracious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = polite, kind and pleasant, esp. to those who have no claim on one's attention
EX 1 She was gracious enough to show us round her home
LEMMA gracious
POS adj
FIELD1 dr
FIELD2 zr
DEF = fml used in speaking of royal persons
EX 1 Her Gracious MAJESTY Queen Elizabeth
LEMMA gracious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of God) merciful; forgiving
EX 1 God is gracious
LEMMA gracious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having those qualities which are made possible by the use of wealth, such as comfort, beauty, and freedom from hard work
EX 1 gracious living
LEMMA gradual
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = happening slowly and by degrees; not sudden
EX 1 The change was gradual, but now it looks completely different
LEMMA gradual
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sloping gently
EX 1 There's a gradual rise in the path
LEMMA graduate
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of) a person who has completed a university degree course, esp. for a first degree
EX 1
LEMMA graduate
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of) a person who has completed a university degree course, esp. for a first degree
EX 1
LEMMA graduate
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of) a person who has completed a university degree course, esp. for a first degree
EX 1
LEMMA graduate
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
DEF = AmE (usu. in comb.) (of) a person who has completed a course at a college, school, etc.
EX 1 a HIGH SCHOOL graduate
LEMMA graduate
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
DEF = AmE (usu. in comb.) (of) a person who has completed a course at a college, school, etc.
EX 1 a HIGH SCHOOL graduate
LEMMA graduate
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
DEF = AmE (usu. in comb.) (of) a person who has completed a course at a college, school, etc.
EX 1 a HIGH SCHOOL graduate
LEMMA graduate
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
DEF = POSTGRADUATE
EX 1 graduate school a graduate student
LEMMA graduate
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
DEF = POSTGRADUATE
EX 1 graduate school a graduate student
LEMMA graduate
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
DEF = POSTGRADUATE
EX 1 graduate school a graduate student
LEMMA grammatical
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = concerning grammar
EX 1
LEMMA grammatical
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = concerning grammar
EX 1
LEMMA grammatical
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = correct according to the rules of grammar
EX 1 That is not a grammatical sentence
LEMMA grand
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = splendid in appearance
EX 1 There's a grand view of the mountains
LEMMA grand
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = splendid in appearance
EX 1 There's a grand view of the mountains
LEMMA grand
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) important, or (esp.) thinking oneself so
EX 1 The king's court was full of nobles and grand ladies
LEMMA grand
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) important, or (esp.) thinking oneself so
EX 1 The king's court was full of nobles and grand ladies
LEMMA grand
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml very pleasant; delightful
EX 1 That was a grand party
LEMMA grand
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml very pleasant; delightful
EX 1 That was a grand party
LEMMA grand
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = complete (esp. in the phr. the grand total)
EX 1
LEMMA grand
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = complete (esp. in the phr. the grand total)
EX 1
LEMMA grand
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (used in certain titles)
EX 1 The grand old man of British politics is old, experienced, important, and probably popular
LEMMA grand
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (used in certain titles)
EX 1 The grand old man of British politics is old, experienced, important, and probably popular
LEMMA grandiloquent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people or speech) using long, important-sounding words
EX 1
LEMMA grandiose
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = intended to have the effect of seeming important, splendid, etc.
EX 1 With a grandiose movement, he pointed out all the land that belonged to him
LEMMA granular
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = made of GRANULEs
EX 1
LEMMA granular
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with a rough surface, esp. one having small bits in it
EX 1
LEMMA graphic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = concerned with written signs, usu. letters or drawings
EX 1
LEMMA graphic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = concerned with written signs, usu. letters or drawings
EX 1
LEMMA graphic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which gives a clear description or lifelike picture, esp. in words
EX 1 a graphic description
LEMMA graphic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = by a GRAPH
EX 1
LEMMA graphic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = by a GRAPH
EX 1
LEMMA graphical
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 zs
DEF = GRAPHIC (3); by a GRAPH
EX 1
LEMMA grasping
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = eager for more, esp. money
EX 1 Don't let those grasping shopkeepers charge you too much
LEMMA grassy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = covered with growing grass
EX 1
LEMMA grateful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = feeling or showing thanks to another person
EX 1 I was most grateful to John for bringing the books/for his kindness
LEMMA grateful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = feeling or showing thanks to another person
EX 1 I was most grateful to John for bringing the books/for his kindness
LEMMA grateful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = feeling or showing thanks to another person
EX 1 I was most grateful to John for bringing the books/for his kindness
LEMMA gratifying
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = giving pleasure and satisfying
EX 1 It was gratifying to know of the success of our efforts
LEMMA gratifying
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = giving pleasure and satisfying
EX 1 It was gratifying to know of the success of our efforts
LEMMA grating
POS adj
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of a noise or sound) sharp, hard, and unpleasant
EX 1
LEMMA gratis
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = free; (given) without payment
EX 1
LEMMA gratis
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = free; (given) without payment
EX 1
LEMMA gratuitous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not deserved or necessary
EX 1 a gratuitous rude remark Her advice was quite gratuitous; I can think for myself
LEMMA gratuitous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = done freely, without reward or payment being expected
EX 1
LEMMA grave
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = serious or solemn in manner
EX 1 His face was grave as he told them about the accident
LEMMA grave
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = important and needing attention and (often) worrying
EX 1 This is grave news. The sick man's condition is grave
LEMMA grave
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (of a mark (ACCENT@1 (2)) put above a letter to show pronunciation) being the mark over e
EX 1
LEMMA gravelly
POS adj
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zc
DEF = of, containing, or covered with GRAVEL@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA gravelly
POS adj
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 xx
DEF = having a low sharp hard GRATING@2 sound
EX 1 a gravelly voice
LEMMA gray
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = GREY
EX 1
LEMMA gray
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = GREY
EX 1
LEMMA greaseproof
POS adj
FIELD1 pp
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of paper) which does not let GREASE pass through it
EX 1
LEMMA greasy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = covered with GREASE or containing it
EX 1 greasy food/skin/hair
LEMMA greasy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = slippery
EX 1 The roads are greasy after the rain
LEMMA great
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of excellent quality or ability
EX 1 the great men of the past a great king, artist, etc.
LEMMA great
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of excellent quality or ability
EX 1 the great men of the past a great king, artist, etc.
LEMMA great
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = important
EX 1 a great occasion
LEMMA great
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = important
EX 1 a great occasion
LEMMA great
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = large in amount or degree
EX 1 Take great care. It was a great loss to us all. a great deal a great many a great age
LEMMA great
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = large in amount or degree
EX 1 Take great care. It was a great loss to us all. a great deal a great many a great age
LEMMA great
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = large in amount or degree
EX 1 Take great care. It was a great loss to us all. a great deal a great many a great age
LEMMA great
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) unusually active in the stated way
EX 1 She is a great friend. He's a great talker
LEMMA great
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) unusually active in the stated way
EX 1 She is a great friend. He's a great talker
LEMMA great
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (usu. before another adj. of size) big
EX 1 That great (big) tree takes away all the light
LEMMA great
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (usu. before another adj. of size) big
EX 1 That great (big) tree takes away all the light
LEMMA great
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml splendid; very enjoyable infml unusually good
EX 1 He's the greatest
LEMMA great
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml splendid; very enjoyable infml unusually good
EX 1 He's the greatest
LEMMA great
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (used in names to mark something important of its type)
EX 1 the Great Wall of China the Great Fire of London, 1666
LEMMA great
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (used in names to mark something important of its type)
EX 1 the Great Wall of China the Great Fire of London, 1666
LEMMA greater
POS adj
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 bo
DEF = of a kind which is considered large, or larger than a closely-related type
EX 1 Is that bird a Greater Yellowlegs?
LEMMA greater
POS adj
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 bo
DEF = of a kind which is considered large, or larger than a closely-related type
EX 1 Is that bird a Greater Yellowlegs?
LEMMA greater
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 xx
DEF = including the outer areas
EX 1 Greater London Greater New York
LEMMA greater
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 xx
DEF = including the outer areas
EX 1 Greater London Greater New York
LEMMA grecian
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of style or appearance) Greek, esp. like that of ancient Greece
EX 1
LEMMA greedy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = usu. derog full of GREED for food
EX 1 The greedy little boy ate all the food at the party
LEMMA greedy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = usu. derog full of GREED for food
EX 1 The greedy little boy ate all the food at the party
LEMMA greedy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in great need (of) or with great desire (for)
EX 1 The roots of the plant are greedy for water
LEMMA greedy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in great need (of) or with great desire (for)
EX 1 The roots of the plant are greedy for water
LEMMA greedy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in great need (of) or with great desire (for)
EX 1 The roots of the plant are greedy for water
LEMMA greek
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or concerning the people, language, art, etc. of Greece
EX 1
LEMMA green
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of a colour between yellow and blue, which is that of leaves and grass
EX 1 a green SALAD
LEMMA green
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of a colour between yellow and blue, which is that of leaves and grass
EX 1 a green SALAD
LEMMA green
POS adj
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of plants) of this colour when young or unripe
EX 1 Green apples are sour. wood which is green (= which is not dry enough to burn)
LEMMA green
POS adj
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of plants) of this colour when young or unripe
EX 1 Green apples are sour. wood which is green (= which is not dry enough to burn)
LEMMA green
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml young and/or inexperienced and therefore easily deceived and ready to believe anything
EX 1
LEMMA green
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml young and/or inexperienced and therefore easily deceived and ready to believe anything
EX 1
LEMMA green
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unhealthily pale in the face, as though from sickness, fear, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA green
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unhealthily pale in the face, as though from sickness, fear, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA green
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of memories) fresh, strong, and full of life, in spite of the passing of time
EX 1
LEMMA green
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of memories) fresh, strong, and full of life, in spite of the passing of time
EX 1
LEMMA green
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = covered in fresh grass and leaves
EX 1 The country is very green in the spring
LEMMA green
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = covered in fresh grass and leaves
EX 1 The country is very green in the spring
LEMMA green
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = also green with envy_ very jealous
EX 1
LEMMA green
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = also green with envy_ very jealous
EX 1
LEMMA green-eyed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = jealous
EX 1
LEMMA greenish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = rather (like) green
EX 1
LEMMA gregarious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and animals) living in groups
EX 1
LEMMA gregarious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) liking the society and companionship of others
EX 1
LEMMA grey
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of the colour like black mixed with white; the colour of lead, ashes, rain clouds, etc.
EX 1 Her hair is going grey with worry. a grey coat
LEMMA grey
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having grey hair
EX 1 She's gone grey within a few weeks
LEMMA grey
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 md
DEF = (of the skin of the face) of a pale colour because of sudden fear or illness
EX 1 His face turned grey as he heard the bad news
LEMMA grey
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = dull; without light
EX 1 (fig.) Life seems grey and joyless
LEMMA greyish
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = rather grey
EX 1
LEMMA grievous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very seriously harmful
EX 1 You have made a grievous mistake, which may never perhaps be put right
LEMMA grievous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of wounds, pain, etc.) severe
EX 1 He received a grievous wound in battle
LEMMA grim
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = cruel, hard, or causing fear
EX 1 His expression was grim when he told them they were to be shot. the grim news of his death
LEMMA grim
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = determined in spite of fear
EX 1 a grim smile
LEMMA grim
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml unpleasant; not cheerful
EX 1 I've had a grim day. What a grim book, all about war and death!
LEMMA grimy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = covered with dark dirt or GRIME
EX 1
LEMMA gripping
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that holds the attention
EX 1 I found it a gripping film. really gripping
LEMMA grisly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unpleasant because of destruction, decay, or death which is shown or described
EX 1 the grisly remains of the bodies a grisly story about people who ate human flesh
LEMMA grizzled
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = greyish (-haired)
EX 1
LEMMA groggy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = weak because of illness, shock, etc., esp. when not able to walk steadily
EX 1 When I left my bed after my long illness I felt too groggy to stand
LEMMA groggy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = weak because of illness, shock, etc., esp. when not able to walk steadily
EX 1 When I left my bed after my long illness I felt too groggy to stand
LEMMA groggy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = BrE unsteady; not firmly joined, and likely to fall
EX 1 The table is very groggy. I think the leg's going to fall off
LEMMA groggy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = BrE unsteady; not firmly joined, and likely to fall
EX 1 The table is very groggy. I think the leg's going to fall off
LEMMA groovy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = attractive or interesting in the fashion of the time; modern
EX 1
LEMMA gross
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unpleasantly fat
EX 1
LEMMA gross
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of plants, grasses, etc.) very thick and close-growing
EX 1
LEMMA gross
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of food) coarse, badly prepared, etc. eating or depending on such food
EX 1 Some fruit bushes are gross feeders, which live on decayed matter
LEMMA gross
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people's speech & habits) rough, impolite, and offensive
EX 1 She was shocked by the gross words he used
LEMMA gross
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = law clearly wrong in law; inexcusable
EX 1 gross NEGLIGENCE (= carelessness)
LEMMA gross
POS adj
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 ..
DEF = total
EX 1 The gross weight of the box of chocolates is more than the weight of the chocolates alone
LEMMA grotesque
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = strange and unnatural so as to cause fear or be laughable
EX 1 The child drew grotesque animals, unlike real horses, dogs, or cows
LEMMA grotesque
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of forms of art) containing figures of men, animals, plants, etc., of unusual size and shape, all mixed into one pattern
EX 1
LEMMA grotesque
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 xx
DEF = concerning the strange and unnatural, esp. in art
EX 1 a student of the grotesque in painting
LEMMA grotty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = bad, nasty, unpleasant, etc.
EX 1 She lives in a grotty little room with nowhere to cook
LEMMA groundless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of feelings, ideas, etc.) without base or good reason
EX 1
LEMMA grown
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) of full size or development; ADULT
EX 1 A grown man like you shouldn't act like that
LEMMA grown
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) of full size or development; ADULT
EX 1 A grown man like you shouldn't act like that
LEMMA grown
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (in comb.) (of living things) developed in a certain way
EX 1 well-grown fully-grown
LEMMA grown
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (in comb.) (of living things) developed in a certain way
EX 1 well-grown fully-grown
LEMMA grown-up
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fully developed, no longer (that of) a child
EX 1 She has a grown-up daughter who lives abroad
LEMMA grubby
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = dirty
EX 1
LEMMA grudging
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ungenerous; unwilling (to give)
EX 1 She was very grudging in her thanks
LEMMA gruelling
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very hard and tiring
EX 1
LEMMA gruff
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of the human voice) deep and rough, sometimes because bad-tempered
EX 1
LEMMA gruff
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of behaviour) rough; unfriendly or impatient, esp. in one's manner of speaking
EX 1 He has a gruff manner, but a heart of gold (=a very generous nature)
LEMMA grumbling
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
DEF = (of the human APPENDIX) unwell; causing pain or discomfort
EX 1
LEMMA grumpy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = bad-tempered, esp. because of low spirits
EX 1 She's very grumpy when her tooth aches
LEMMA guarded
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of speech) careful; not saying too much
EX 1
LEMMA gubernatorial
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 xx
DEF = of or concerning a governor
EX 1
LEMMA gubernatorial
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 xx
DEF = of or concerning a governor
EX 1
LEMMA guileless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (appearing to be) lacking in any deceit
EX 1 She gave him a guileless look, but he knew he couldn't really trust her
LEMMA guilty
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 xx
DEF = having broken a law or disobeyed a moral or social rule
EX 1 guilty of murder He was found (=declared) guilty
LEMMA guilty
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 xx
DEF = having broken a law or disobeyed a moral or social rule
EX 1 guilty of murder He was found (=declared) guilty
LEMMA guilty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing a feeling of guilt
EX 1 I have a guilty conscience about forgetting to post your letter
LEMMA guilty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing a feeling of guilt
EX 1 I have a guilty conscience about forgetting to post your letter
LEMMA gullible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = easily tricked, esp. into a false belief
EX 1
LEMMA gummy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sticky; covered with sticky GUM@2 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA gunshy
POS adj
FIELD1 hf
FIELD2 mi
DEF = (esp. of a GUNDOG) made afraid by the noise of a gun being fired
EX 1
LEMMA gushing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that GUSHes (1)
EX 1 a gushing spring
LEMMA gushing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that GUSHes (2)
EX 1 She's so gushing that her praises don't mean anything
LEMMA gushy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = GUSHING (2)
EX 1
LEMMA gustatory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = connected with tasting
EX 1
LEMMA gusty
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of weather, esp. over periods of time) with wind blowing in gusts
EX 1
LEMMA gut
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = arising from or concerning one's strongest feelings and needs
EX 1 a gut feeling that the country needs the support of all its people if we are not to fail
LEMMA gut
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = arising from or concerning one's strongest feelings and needs
EX 1 a gut feeling that the country needs the support of all its people if we are not to fail
LEMMA gutless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = cowardly
EX 1
LEMMA gutsy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = brave and determined
EX 1
LEMMA guttural
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = of the throat
EX 1
LEMMA guttural
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of speech or a speech sound) which seems to be produced deep in the throat
EX 1
LEMMA guttural
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
DEF = esp. old use (in PHONETICS) produced by the back of the tongue against the back of the mouth; VELAR
EX 1 /g/ in "goat" used to be called a guttural consonant sound
LEMMA gymnastic
POS adj
FIELD1 gy
FIELD2 ..
DEF = concerned with bodily exercises and training
EX 1
LEMMA gymnastic
POS adj
FIELD1 gy
FIELD2 ..
DEF = concerned with bodily exercises and training
EX 1
LEMMA habitable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which can be lived in (INHABITed)
EX 1
LEMMA habitual
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = usual; customary
EX 1 she gave her habitual greeting
LEMMA habitual
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (done) by habit
EX 1 He's a habitual thief. His stealing is habitual
LEMMA habitual
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (done) by habit
EX 1 He's a habitual thief. His stealing is habitual
LEMMA hackneyed
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a saying) meaningless because used and repeated too often
EX 1
LEMMA haggard
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having lines on the face and hollow places around the eyes and in the cheeks, as through tiredness or lack of sleep
EX 1
LEMMA hag-ridden
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = continually worried by something as if by a bad dream
EX 1
LEMMA hail-fellow-well-met
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and behaviour) very cheerful and friendly from the moment of greeting
EX 1 He's very hail-fellow-well-met with everyone
LEMMA hail-fellow-well-met
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and behaviour) very cheerful and friendly from the moment of greeting
EX 1 He's very hail-fellow-well-met with everyone
LEMMA hairless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with no hair; BALD
EX 1 His head was completely hairless
LEMMA hair-raising
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that makes one very afraid
EX 1 a hair-raising experience
LEMMA hairy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (when used of people, not usu. describing the hair on the head) having a lot of hair having a rough surface like hair
EX 1 This wool is rather hairy
LEMMA hairy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sl exciting in a way that causes fear, or dangerous
EX 1 It was rather hairy driving down that narrow road in the darkness
LEMMA halcyon
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lit & poet calm or peaceful (esp. in the phr. halcyon days)
EX 1
LEMMA halcyon
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lit & poet calm or peaceful (esp. in the phr. halcyon days)
EX 1
LEMMA hale
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lit healthy
EX 1
LEMMA half-baked
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and ideas) stupid; not sensible; lacking planned judgment
EX 1
LEMMA half-breed
POS adj
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 er
DEF = (a person) with parents of different races
EX 1
LEMMA half-breed
POS adj
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 er
DEF = (a person) with parents of different races
EX 1
LEMMA half-caste
POS adj
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 er
DEF = HALF-BREED
EX 1
LEMMA half-caste
POS adj
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 er
DEF = HALF-BREED
EX 1
LEMMA half-cocked
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = poorly prepared
EX 1
LEMMA half-hardy
POS adj
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 zh
DEF = (of plants) able to live through a cold winter but not through freezing cold
EX 1
LEMMA half-hearted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and their acts) showing little effort and no real interest
EX 1
LEMMA half-length
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = for or of the upper half of a person
EX 1 a half-length portrait (=picture, painting)/coat
LEMMA half-timbered
POS adj
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 zb
DEF = of an old style of house building with the wood of the frame showing in the walls
EX 1
LEMMA halfway
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = at the midpoint between 2 things
EX 1 The halfway point was reached at 12 o'clock
LEMMA halfway
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = by a small or incomplete amount
EX 1 You can't go halfway when you're painting _once you've started you have to go on to the end
LEMMA hallucinatory
POS adj
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
DEF = causing, or like, a HALLUCINATION
EX 1 a hallucinatory image/experience/drugs
LEMMA hallucinogenic
POS adj
FIELD1 dg
FIELD2 ..
DEF = causing HALLUCINATION
EX 1
LEMMA halterneck
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a garment, esp. a dress) that leaves the wearer's back uncovered and is held in place by a narrow band of material that passes round the neck
EX 1
LEMMA halting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = stopping and starting as if uncertain
EX 1 a halting voice
LEMMA ham-fisted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = awkward in using the hands; CLUMSY
EX 1
LEMMA handmade
POS adj
FIELD1 ha
FIELD2 xx
DEF = made by hand, not machine
EX 1
LEMMA handsome
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of men) good-looking; of attractive appearance (esp. of women) strong-looking; attractive with a firm, large appearance rather than a delicate one
EX 1
LEMMA handsome
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = generous; plentiful
EX 1
LEMMA handsome
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = AmE clever; skilful
EX 1
LEMMA hand-to-hand
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very close (esp. in the phr. hand-to-hand fighting)
EX 1
LEMMA hand-to-hand
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very close (esp. in the phr. hand-to-hand fighting)
EX 1
LEMMA hand-to-mouth
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a way of life) with just enough money, food, etc., to live
EX 1
LEMMA hand-to-mouth
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a way of life) with just enough money, food, etc., to live
EX 1
LEMMA handwritten
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = written by hand, not printed
EX 1
LEMMA handy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = useful and simple to use
EX 1 This is a handy little box
LEMMA handy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = clever in using the hands
EX 1 handy with her needle
LEMMA handy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml near; AT HAND
EX 1 The shops are quite handy
LEMMA hangdog
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of an expression on the face) ashamed
EX 1
LEMMA haphazard
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = happening in an unplanned disorderly manner
EX 1 It's a haphazard timetable. Sometimes lessons happen, sometimes they don't
LEMMA hapless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unlucky
EX 1 a hapless fate
LEMMA happy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) feeling pleasure and contentment (of relationships) giving pleasure to the people concerned
EX 1
LEMMA happy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) feeling pleasure and contentment (of relationships) giving pleasure to the people concerned
EX 1
LEMMA happy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of events) fortunate
EX 1
LEMMA happy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of events) fortunate
EX 1
LEMMA happy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of behaviour, thoughts, etc.) suitable
EX 1 That was not a very happy remark
LEMMA happy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of behaviour, thoughts, etc.) suitable
EX 1 That was not a very happy remark
LEMMA happy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = polite pleased; not finding it difficult (to)
EX 1 I'll be happy to meet him when I have free time
LEMMA happy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = polite pleased; not finding it difficult (to)
EX 1 I'll be happy to meet him when I have free time
LEMMA happy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = polite pleased; not finding it difficult (to)
EX 1 I'll be happy to meet him when I have free time
LEMMA happy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of wishes) joyful (esp. in phrs. like Happy New Year, Happy Birthday)
EX 1
LEMMA happy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of wishes) joyful (esp. in phrs. like Happy New Year, Happy Birthday)
EX 1
LEMMA happy-go-lucky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people or their acts) showing a lack of careful thought or planning; careless
EX 1
LEMMA hard
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = firm and stiff; which cannot easily be broken, or pressed down, or bent, etc.
EX 1 The snow has frozen hard. The ice is as hard as rock
LEMMA hard
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = firm and stiff; which cannot easily be broken, or pressed down, or bent, etc.
EX 1 The snow has frozen hard. The ice is as hard as rock
LEMMA hard
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = difficult (to do or understand)
EX 1 There were some hard questions on the examination paper. It's hard to know what he's really thinking
LEMMA hard
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = difficult (to do or understand)
EX 1 There were some hard questions on the examination paper. It's hard to know what he's really thinking
LEMMA hard
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = difficult (to do or understand)
EX 1 There were some hard questions on the examination paper. It's hard to know what he's really thinking
LEMMA hard
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = forceful needing or using force of body or mind
EX 1 hard work
LEMMA hard
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = forceful needing or using force of body or mind
EX 1 hard work
LEMMA hard
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. before a noun meaning a person and ending in -er) who puts great effort into the stated activity
EX 1 A hard worker works HARD@2 (1). A hard fighter fights HARD@2 (1). A hard drinker drinks HARD@2 (2)
LEMMA hard
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. before a noun meaning a person and ending in -er) who puts great effort into the stated activity
EX 1 A hard worker works HARD@2 (1). A hard fighter fights HARD@2 (1). A hard drinker drinks HARD@2 (2)
LEMMA hard
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full of difficulty and trouble
EX 1 a hard life He gave me a hard time (=hurt me in body or mind, as in having teeth pulled out, or being questioned closely)
LEMMA hard
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full of difficulty and trouble
EX 1 a hard life He gave me a hard time (=hurt me in body or mind, as in having teeth pulled out, or being questioned closely)
LEMMA hard
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people, punishments, etc.) not gentle (to); showing no kindness (to)
EX 1 You're a hard woman. She was very hard on me (=unkind to me)
LEMMA hard
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people, punishments, etc.) not gentle (to); showing no kindness (to)
EX 1 You're a hard woman. She was very hard on me (=unkind to me)
LEMMA hard
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 xx
DEF = very cold; very bad (of seasons and events in relation to weather)
EX 1
LEMMA hard
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 xx
DEF = very cold; very bad (of seasons and events in relation to weather)
EX 1
LEMMA hard
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (in English pronunciation): (of the letter c) pronounced as k rather than s (in English pronunciation): (of the letter g) pronounced as /g/ rather than /dZ/
EX 1 The letter "g" is hard in "get" and SOFT in "gentle"
LEMMA hard
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (in English pronunciation): (of the letter c) pronounced as k rather than s (in English pronunciation): (of the letter g) pronounced as /g/ rather than /dZ/
EX 1 The letter "g" is hard in "get" and SOFT in "gentle"
LEMMA hard
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (in English pronunciation): (of the letter c) pronounced as k rather than s (in English pronunciation): (of the letter g) pronounced as /g/ rather than /dZ/
EX 1 The letter "g" is hard in "get" and SOFT in "gentle"
LEMMA hard
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
DEF = (of water) which contains lime preventing soap from mixing properly with the water
EX 1
LEMMA hard
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
DEF = (of water) which contains lime preventing soap from mixing properly with the water
EX 1
LEMMA hard
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a drug) being one on which a user can become dependent in such a way that he is ill when he does not take it
EX 1
LEMMA hard
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a drug) being one on which a user can become dependent in such a way that he is ill when he does not take it
EX 1
LEMMA hard
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a drug) being one on which a user can become dependent in such a way that he is ill when he does not take it
EX 1
LEMMA hard
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a drug) being one on which a user can become dependent in such a way that he is ill when he does not take it
EX 1
LEMMA hard
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = based on or looking for facts; firm
EX 1 This difficulty demands a lot of hard thinking
LEMMA hard
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = based on or looking for facts; firm
EX 1 This difficulty demands a lot of hard thinking
LEMMA hard
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unpleasant to the senses, esp. because too bright or too loud
EX 1 Her hard voice could be heard across the room
LEMMA hard
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unpleasant to the senses, esp. because too bright or too loud
EX 1 Her hard voice could be heard across the room
LEMMA hard-and-fast
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of rules) fixed and unchangeable
EX 1
LEMMA hard-bitten
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) very firm in argument and decision, esp. when made so by hard experience
EX 1
LEMMA hard-boiled
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of eggs) boiled until the yellow part is hard
EX 1
LEMMA hard-boiled
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) not showing feeling, esp. when made bitter through long experience
EX 1
LEMMA hardbound
POS adj
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (of books) having a firm stiff cover (BINDING)
EX 1
LEMMA hard by
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very near (to)
EX 1
LEMMA hard by
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very near (to)
EX 1
LEMMA hard-core
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which refuses to change, yield, or improve
EX 1 hard-core opposition to the government's prices and incomes plan
LEMMA hard-core
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which refuses to change, yield, or improve
EX 1 hard-core opposition to the government's prices and incomes plan
LEMMA hardheaded
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = practical and thorough, esp. in business
EX 1
LEMMA hard-hearted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having no kind feelings; HARD@1 (6)
EX 1
LEMMA hard-nosed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = HARD-BITTEN; HARD-HEADED
EX 1
LEMMA hard of hearing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unable to hear properly; (rather) DEAF
EX 1 Can science help the hard of hearing to hear better?
LEMMA hard up
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in need (of); not having enough esp. money
EX 1 We were very hard up when I lost my job. I'm hard up for clothes, but I've got lots of books
LEMMA hardwearing
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. of clothes, shoes, etc.) that can be used for a long time without wearing out
EX 1
LEMMA hardy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people or animals) strong; able to bear cold, hard work, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA hardy
POS adj
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = tech (of plants) able to live through the winter above ground
EX 1
LEMMA harebrained
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people or plans) very impractical; quite foolish
EX 1
LEMMA harmless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that cannot cause harm
EX 1 The dog seems fierce, but he's harmless. It was a harmless question but she took it as rudeness
LEMMA harrowing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which causes feelings of pain and worry
EX 1 To see someone killed is very harrowing/a very harrowing experience
LEMMA harsh
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unpleasant in causing pain to the senses
EX 1 a harsh light (=too strong for the eyes) harsh colours a harsh voice This cloth is harsh to the touch (=rough)
LEMMA harsh
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people, punishments, etc.) which show cruelty or lack of kindness
EX 1
LEMMA harum-scarum
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (acting) wildly and thoughtlessly
EX 1
LEMMA hasty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = done in a hurry
EX 1 made a hasty meal ate a hasty meal
LEMMA hasty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people or their acts) too quick in acting or deciding, esp. with a bad result
EX 1 She's too hasty_if she would only think before speaking she wouldn't have so much trouble. a hasty temper
LEMMA hateful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very unpleasant to experience
EX 1 You're always hateful to me, and nice to everybody else!
LEMMA hatless
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = not wearing a hat, esp. when one should, as on a formal occasion, or in bad weather
EX 1
LEMMA haughty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people or their acts) appearing proud; showing that other people are thought of less importance than oneself
EX 1
LEMMA haunting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which remains in the thoughts
EX 1
LEMMA hawk-eyed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or having sharp eyes; able to see well
EX 1
LEMMA hawk-eyed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) who watches everything and everybody closely
EX 1
LEMMA haywire
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = DISORGANIZEd and confused (esp. in the phr. to go haywire)
EX 1 My plans are all haywire since they changed the times of our holidays
LEMMA hazardous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of an activity) which contains risks or danger
EX 1
LEMMA hazel
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of) a sort of light or greenish brown colour
EX 1 She has hazel eyes
LEMMA hazel
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of) a sort of light or greenish brown colour
EX 1 She has hazel eyes
LEMMA hazy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = misty; rather cloudy
EX 1 The mountains were hazy in the distance
LEMMA hazy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unclear; uncertain
EX 1 I'm rather hazy about the details of the arrangement
LEMMA head
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = chief
EX 1 the head cook
LEMMA head
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = chief
EX 1 the head cook
LEMMA headfirst
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (moving or entering) with the rest of the body following the head
EX 1
LEMMA headfirst
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (done) in foolish haste
EX 1 He's gone head first into trouble
LEMMA headless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without a head
EX 1
LEMMA headless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = rare or humor without a leader
EX 1
LEMMA headlong
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = HEADFIRST
EX 1
LEMMA head-on
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with the head or front parts meeting, usu. violently
EX 1 a head-on car crash
LEMMA heady
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of ideas and actions) done or formed in a foolish hurry
EX 1
LEMMA heady
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of alcohol and its effects) tending to make drunk, GIDDY, etc. (to INTOXICATE)
EX 1
LEMMA heady
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with a feeling of lightness and excitement
EX 1 heady with success
LEMMA healthful
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 xx
DEF = likely to produce good health
EX 1 the healthful air at the seaside
LEMMA healthy
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = strong, not often ill; usually in good health
EX 1
LEMMA healthy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = HEALTHFUL good for the mind or character natural
EX 1 He has a healthy dislike of school
LEMMA healthy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing good health
EX 1 a clear healthy skin
LEMMA heartbroken
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) deeply hurt in the feelings; full of sorrow
EX 1
LEMMA heartening
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = strengthening; encouraging
EX 1 heartening news
LEMMA heartfelt
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = deeply felt; sincere; true
EX 1
LEMMA heartless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = cruel; unkind; pitiless
EX 1
LEMMA heartrending
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which causes a feeling of deep sorrow or pity; very HEARTBREAKING
EX 1 It was heartrending to hear of their death
LEMMA heartsick
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = low-spirited; feeling very unhappy
EX 1
LEMMA heart-to-heart
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a talk) done freely, mentioning personal details, without hiding anything
EX 1
LEMMA heartwarming
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = giving a feeling of pleasure, esp. because of a kindness done
EX 1 We don't need your help, but it was a heartwarming suggestion
LEMMA hearty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = WARM-HEARTED and friendly
EX 1 a hearty greeting
LEMMA hearty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = strong and healthy (esp. in the phr. hale and hearty)
EX 1
LEMMA hearty
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of meals) large
EX 1
LEMMA hearty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml, esp. BrE (too) cheerful, esp. when noisy and trying to appear friendly
EX 1
LEMMA heated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = angry
EX 1
LEMMA heather-mixture
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 te
DEF = (a clothing material (TWEED)) of mixed colours including purple, rather like HEATHER
EX 1
LEMMA heather-mixture
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 te
DEF = (a clothing material (TWEED)) of mixed colours including purple, rather like HEATHER
EX 1
LEMMA heather-mixture
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 te
DEF = (a clothing material (TWEED)) of mixed colours including purple, rather like HEATHER
EX 1
LEMMA heavenly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, from, or like heaven; in or belonging to the sky
EX 1 The sun, moon, and stars are heavenly bodies
LEMMA heavenly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, from, or like heaven; in or belonging to the sky
EX 1 The sun, moon, and stars are heavenly bodies
LEMMA heavenly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml wonderful; giving great pleasure
EX 1 What heavenly weather!
LEMMA heavenly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml wonderful; giving great pleasure
EX 1 What heavenly weather!
LEMMA heaven-sent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = happening at just the right moment (esp. in the phr. a heaven-sent opportunity)
EX 1
LEMMA heavy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of a certain weight, esp. of a weight that makes carrying, moving, or lifting difficult
EX 1 The bag is too heavy for me
LEMMA heavy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of a certain weight, esp. of a weight that makes carrying, moving, or lifting difficult
EX 1 The bag is too heavy for me
LEMMA heavy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of unusual force or amount
EX 1 heavy rain a heavy blow heavy fighting a heavy punishment heavy traffic heavy smoking and drinking A heavy smoker and drinker is one who smokes and drinks a lot or too much
LEMMA heavy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of unusual force or amount
EX 1 heavy rain a heavy blow heavy fighting a heavy punishment heavy traffic heavy smoking and drinking A heavy smoker and drinker is one who smokes and drinks a lot or too much
LEMMA heavy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = serious, esp. if uninteresting (esp. of periods of time) full of hard work
EX 1 I've had a heavy day
LEMMA heavy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = serious, esp. if uninteresting (esp. of periods of time) full of hard work
EX 1 I've had a heavy day
LEMMA heavy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sad
EX 1 a heavy heart heavy news
LEMMA heavy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sad
EX 1 a heavy heart heavy news
LEMMA heavy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = feeling or showing difficulty or slowness in moving difficult to do or move in
EX 1 heavy work The soil is heavy_it makes heavy walking
LEMMA heavy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = feeling or showing difficulty or slowness in moving difficult to do or move in
EX 1 heavy work The soil is heavy_it makes heavy walking
LEMMA heavy
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of food) rather solid and bad for the stomach
EX 1
LEMMA heavy
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of food) rather solid and bad for the stomach
EX 1
LEMMA heavy
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of weather) still, without wind, dark, etc. (of weather) (at sea) stormy, with big waves
EX 1
LEMMA heavy
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of weather) still, without wind, dark, etc. (of weather) (at sea) stormy, with big waves
EX 1
LEMMA heavy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml severe (towards) infml using in large quantities
EX 1 This car is heavy on oil
LEMMA heavy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml severe (towards) infml using in large quantities
EX 1 This car is heavy on oil
LEMMA heavy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sl, esp. AmE troublesome or threatening
EX 1 It's a heavy scene, man: let's leave
LEMMA heavy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sl, esp. AmE troublesome or threatening
EX 1 It's a heavy scene, man: let's leave
LEMMA heavy-duty
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of clothes, tyres, machines, oil, etc.) made to be used a lot, or strong enough for rough treatment
EX 1
LEMMA heavy-handed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = awkward in movements of the hands; tending to break and spoil things
EX 1
LEMMA heavy-handed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = rather unkind or unfair in one's treatment of others; not careful in speech and action
EX 1
LEMMA heavyhearted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sad
EX 1
LEMMA heavy-laden
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = carrying a heavy load
EX 1
LEMMA heavy-laden
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having too many worries and troubles
EX 1
LEMMA heavy-set
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) rather broad and strong-looking in body, sometimes rather fat
EX 1
LEMMA heavyweight
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a person or thing) of more than average weight (a person or thing) having great importance or influence
EX 1
LEMMA heavyweight
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a person or thing) of more than average weight (a person or thing) having great importance or influence
EX 1
LEMMA heavyweight
POS adj
FIELD1 gy
FIELD2 zb
DEF = (a BOXER@4 (1)) of the heaviest class, weighing 175 pounds or more
EX 1
LEMMA heavyweight
POS adj
FIELD1 gy
FIELD2 zb
DEF = (a BOXER@4 (1)) of the heaviest class, weighing 175 pounds or more
EX 1
LEMMA hebdomadal
POS adj
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 xx
DEF = weekly
EX 1
LEMMA hebraic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or concerning the HEBREW people, language, or civilization
EX 1
LEMMA hebrew
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of the Jews
EX 1
LEMMA hebrew
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zl
DEF = of the language used by the Jews, in ancient times and at present
EX 1
LEMMA hectic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full of excitement and hurried movement
EX 1 a hectic day
LEMMA hefty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = big and/or strong
EX 1 a hefty man/plateful of meat/blow to the jaw
LEMMA hefty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of objects) big and difficult to move
EX 1
LEMMA heinous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of wicked people or acts) very shameful; very bad
EX 1
LEMMA hell-bent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = determined (to do something) and careless of danger
EX 1
LEMMA hell-bent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = determined (to do something) and careless of danger
EX 1
LEMMA hell-bent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = determined (to do something) and careless of danger
EX 1
LEMMA hell-bent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = determined (to do something) and careless of danger
EX 1
LEMMA hellenic
POS adj
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 uh
DEF = of or concerning the Greeks, their works of art, etc., esp. during the ancient period before Alexander the Great
EX 1
LEMMA hellenistic
POS adj
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 uh
DEF = of or concerning the history, civilization, or art of ancient Greece and other nations conquered or influenced by Alexander the Great
EX 1
LEMMA hellish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like or suitable for HELL (1, 2)
EX 1
LEMMA hellish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml terrible; very unpleasant; devilish
EX 1 It's a hellish difficulty/PROBLEM, but we have to face it
LEMMA helmeted
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 mi
DEF = wearing a helmet
EX 1
LEMMA helpful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = willing to help; useful
EX 1
LEMMA helpful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = willing to help; useful
EX 1
LEMMA helpless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unable to look after oneself or to act without help
EX 1 a helpless child
LEMMA helter-skelter
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (done) in a great hurry; disordered/disorderly
EX 1 She went helter-skelter down the stairs
LEMMA hemophiliac
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (of or being) a person suffering from HEMOPHILIA
EX 1
LEMMA hemophiliac
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (of or being) a person suffering from HEMOPHILIA
EX 1
LEMMA hempen
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = made of HEMP
EX 1
LEMMA hennaed
POS adj
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 ..
DEF = coloured with HENNA
EX 1
LEMMA henpecked
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a man) scolded by one's wife and obedient to her
EX 1
LEMMA heraldic
POS adj
FIELD1 he
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or concerning HERALDRY
EX 1
LEMMA herbaceous
POS adj
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a plant) soft-stemmed, not woody
EX 1 We have a herbaceous border (=border of herbaceous plants) round our garden
LEMMA herbal
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 pm
DEF = (made) of HERBs
EX 1
LEMMA herbivorous
POS adj
FIELD1 dz
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of animals) which eat grass and plants
EX 1
LEMMA herculean
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (sometimes not cap.) of or showing (the need for) great strength
EX 1 A herculean effort was made
LEMMA hereditary
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of a position, right, etc.) which can be passed down from an older to a younger person, esp. in the same family (of a person) who can receive by law such a position, right, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA hereditary
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
DEF = (of a quality or condition of mind or body) which can be or is passed down from parent to child in the cells of the body
EX 1 a hereditary disease a hereditary ability
LEMMA heritable
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of property) which can be passed on to one's descendants by law
EX 1
LEMMA heritable
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zg
DEF = (of qualities, diseases, etc.) which can or could be passed to one's descendants (INHERITed); HEREDITARY
EX 1
LEMMA heritable
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 xx
DEF = who can INHERIT
EX 1
LEMMA hermaphrodite
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 bo
DEF = (a living thing) with the organs or appearance of both male and female
EX 1
LEMMA hermaphrodite
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 bo
DEF = (a living thing) with the organs or appearance of both male and female
EX 1
LEMMA hermetic
POS adj
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 ..
DEF = old use (often cap.) concerning magic or ALCHEMY
EX 1
LEMMA hermetic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very tightly closed; AIRTIGHT
EX 1 A hermetic SEAL@2 (4) is used at the top of this glass bottle
LEMMA heroic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing the qualities of a HERO (1) needing or showing bravery
EX 1
LEMMA heroic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = large and/or grand
EX 1 heroic-sounding speeches
LEMMA hesitant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing uncertainty or slowness about deciding to act; tending to HESITATE
EX 1 She's hesitant about making new friends
LEMMA heterodox
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
DEF = (of beliefs, practices, etc.) against accepted opinion, esp. in religion; not ORTHODOX
EX 1
LEMMA heterogeneous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of (many) different kinds
EX 1 a heterogeneous mass of papers
LEMMA heterosexual
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
DEF = (of or being) a person attracted in the usual way by people of the other sex
EX 1
LEMMA heterosexual
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
DEF = (of or being) a person attracted in the usual way by people of the other sex
EX 1
LEMMA het up
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) excited; anxious
EX 1 all het up about going
LEMMA heuristic
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of education) by experience; by one's own personal discoveries
EX 1
LEMMA heuristic
POS adj
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 si
DEF = of practical, though perhaps unexplained, use in invention or discovery
EX 1 heuristic ideas that seem helpful although we really don't know why
LEMMA hidebound
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) having fixed, unchangeable opinions; not willing to consider new ideas; NARROW-MINDED
EX 1
LEMMA hideous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a terrible effect on the senses, esp. shocking to the eyes
EX 1 a hideous face a hideous noise He suffered a hideous fate when the enemy caught him
LEMMA higgledy-piggledy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in disorder; mixed together without system
EX 1
LEMMA high
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (not usu. of living things) reaching some distance above ground, esp. a large distance at a point above the ground, esp. a long way above
EX 1 "How high is he now?" "He's very high up". Those books are too high for me. The plane is high in the sky
LEMMA high
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (not usu. of living things) reaching some distance above ground, esp. a large distance at a point above the ground, esp. a long way above
EX 1 "How high is he now?" "He's very high up". Those books are too high for me. The plane is high in the sky
LEMMA high
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (not usu. of living things) reaching some distance above ground, esp. a large distance at a point above the ground, esp. a long way above
EX 1 "How high is he now?" "He's very high up". Those books are too high for me. The plane is high in the sky
LEMMA high
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = important; chief (esp. in the phrs. high society, high circles, high life=those of the wealthy, noble, etc.)
EX 1 high office in the government
LEMMA high
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = important; chief (esp. in the phrs. high society, high circles, high life=those of the wealthy, noble, etc.)
EX 1 high office in the government
LEMMA high
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing goodness
EX 1 high principles
LEMMA high
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing goodness
EX 1 high principles
LEMMA high
POS adj
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
DEF = near the top of the set of sounds which the ear can hear
EX 1 She held a high note. She has a very high voice
LEMMA high
POS adj
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
DEF = near the top of the set of sounds which the ear can hear
EX 1 She held a high note. She has a very high voice
LEMMA high
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = above the usual level, rate of movement, etc.
EX 1 the high cost of food The gas is kept at high pressure. high speed
LEMMA high
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = above the usual level, rate of movement, etc.
EX 1 the high cost of food The gas is kept at high pressure. high speed
LEMMA high
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of time) at the most important or mid-point of
EX 1 It's high time we went. They met at high NOON, with the sun's heat beating down on them fiercely. high summer
LEMMA high
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of time) at the most important or mid-point of
EX 1 It's high time we went. They met at high NOON, with the sun's heat beating down on them fiercely. high summer
LEMMA high
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of food) not fresh; spoilt by age
EX 1
LEMMA high
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of food) not fresh; spoilt by age
EX 1
LEMMA high
POS adj
FIELD1 dg
FIELD2 xx
DEF = infml drunk infml under the effects of drugs
EX 1
LEMMA high
POS adj
FIELD1 dg
FIELD2 xx
DEF = infml drunk infml under the effects of drugs
EX 1
LEMMA high-and-mighty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too proud
EX 1 Who do you think you are, Mr. High-and-Mighty?
LEMMA highborn
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of noble birth
EX 1
LEMMA high church
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ua
DEF = of the part of the CHURCH OF ENGLAND which places great importance on ceremony
EX 1
LEMMA high-class
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of good quality
EX 1
LEMMA high-class
POS adj
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 xx
DEF = of high social position
EX 1
LEMMA higher
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = see HIGH
EX 1
LEMMA higher
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = more advanced, esp. in development, organization, or knowledge needed
EX 1 higher animals higher nerve centres higher MATHEMATICS
LEMMA highfalutin
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = foolishly trying to appear grand
EX 1 a highfalutin manner
LEMMA high fidelity
POS adj
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 re
DEF = (of TAPE RECORDERs, RECORD PLAYERs, etc.) able to give out sound which represents very closely the details of the original sound before recording
EX 1
LEMMA high-flown
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of language) grand-sounding, though lacking in meaning
EX 1
LEMMA high-flying
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which flies high
EX 1 high-flying aircraft
LEMMA high-flying
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like a HIGH-FLIER
EX 1
LEMMA high-grade
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of high quality
EX 1 high-grade cloth for suits
LEMMA high-handed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = using one's power too forcefully
EX 1 It was rather high-handed to punish the child for the accident
LEMMA high-keyed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = at a high level of sound or excitement
EX 1
LEMMA highland
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of) a mountainous area
EX 1
LEMMA high-level
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = at a high level
EX 1
LEMMA high-level
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = at a high level
EX 1
LEMMA high-level
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in or at a position of high importance
EX 1 high-level peace talks
LEMMA high-level
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in or at a position of high importance
EX 1 high-level peace talks
LEMMA highly-strung
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = nervous; excitable
EX 1
LEMMA high-minded
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) having high principles, perhaps too high
EX 1
LEMMA high-octane
POS adj
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of petrol) of a high OCTANE number, that shows good quality
EX 1
LEMMA highpitched
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ln
DEF = (of a sound or voice) having a high PITCH@3 (7) (sound level); not low or deep
EX 1
LEMMA highpitched
POS adj
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 bd
DEF = (of a roof) sloping steeply
EX 1
LEMMA high-powered
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing great force (in an activity)
EX 1 high-powered selling methods a high-powered car high-powered politicians
LEMMA high-pressure
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a machine or substance) which uses or is at high pressure
EX 1
LEMMA high-pressure
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of an action, job, or person) carried out or working with great speed and force
EX 1 A high-pressure salesman may make you buy something you don't want
LEMMA high-principled
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = honourable
EX 1
LEMMA high-ranking
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of high rank
EX 1
LEMMA high-ranking
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of high rank
EX 1
LEMMA high-rise
POS adj
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 bd
DEF = (of buildings, esp. blocks of flats with several floors) built very high concerning buildings of this type
EX 1
LEMMA high-rise
POS adj
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 bd
DEF = (of buildings, esp. blocks of flats with several floors) built very high concerning buildings of this type
EX 1
LEMMA high-rise
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = higher or taller than usual, as of the HANDLEBARs of a bicycle
EX 1
LEMMA high-rise
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = higher or taller than usual, as of the HANDLEBARs of a bicycle
EX 1
LEMMA high-sounding
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of words, ideas, etc.) which are grand in style but have no meaning
EX 1
LEMMA high-speed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which travels, works, etc., very fast
EX 1 high-speed gas (said to cook food quickly)
LEMMA high-speed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which travels, works, etc., very fast
EX 1 high-speed gas (said to cook food quickly)
LEMMA high-speed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which travels, works, etc., very fast
EX 1 high-speed gas (said to cook food quickly)
LEMMA high-spirited
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person, esp. a child or woman, or of behaviour) full of fun; adventure-loving
EX 1
LEMMA high-spirited
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of an animal, esp. a horse, or of animal behaviour) active, esp. nervously active, and hard to control
EX 1
LEMMA high-strung
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = HIGHLY-STRUNG
EX 1
LEMMA high-tension
POS adj
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
DEF = which carries a powerful electrical current
EX 1 high-tension wires
LEMMA high-toned
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = concerned with great aims (of speeches, ideas, etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA hilarious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full of laughter
EX 1 The party got quite hilarious after they brought more wine
LEMMA hilarious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing wild laughter
EX 1 We thought his mistake was the most hilarious joke we'd ever heard
LEMMA hilly
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of country or roads) full of hills
EX 1
LEMMA hind
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = (usu. of animals' legs) belonging to the back part
EX 1
LEMMA hind
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = (usu. of animals' legs) belonging to the back part
EX 1
LEMMA hindmost
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = furthest behind
EX 1
LEMMA hindu
POS adj
FIELD1 rn
FIELD2 zh
DEF = of Hinduism
EX 1
LEMMA hip
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or favouring the latest fashions in behaviour, amusements, etc.; MODERN
EX 1
LEMMA hippocratic oath
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = the promise made by medical students to try to save life and to follow the standards set for the medical profession
EX 1
LEMMA hirsute
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = hairy
EX 1
LEMMA hirsute
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with untidy hair on the face; with the beard and hair of the head uncut
EX 1
LEMMA historic
POS adj
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 ..
DEF = important in history
EX 1
LEMMA historic
POS adj
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of the times whose history has been recorded
EX 1 happened within historic times
LEMMA historical
POS adj
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 ..
DEF = connected with history as a study
EX 1 He gave all his historical papers to the library. the historical method (=one which goes from earlier to later times) of studying developments
LEMMA historical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which represents a fact/facts of history
EX 1 a historical play/NOVEL
LEMMA histrionic
POS adj
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
DEF = concerning the theatre or acting
EX 1
LEMMA histrionic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = done or performed in a theatrical way; not showing real feelings, but pretended ones
EX 1
LEMMA hit-and-run
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 mi
DEF = (of a road accident) of a type in which the guilty driver does not stop to help (of an air attack) of a type in which a plane attacks quickly and leaves as soon as possible
EX 1
LEMMA hit-and-run
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 mi
DEF = (of a road accident) of a type in which the guilty driver does not stop to help (of an air attack) of a type in which a plane attacks quickly and leaves as soon as possible
EX 1
LEMMA hit-and-run
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of a person) who behaves in this way
EX 1
LEMMA hit-and-run
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of a person) who behaves in this way
EX 1
LEMMA hit-or-miss
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which depends on chance; which is not planned carefully
EX 1
LEMMA hoarse
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (of a voice) HARSH-sounding, as though the surface of the throat is rougher than usual, as during a cold
EX 1
LEMMA hoarse
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) having a voice of this type
EX 1
LEMMA hoary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of hair) grey or white
EX 1
LEMMA hoary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) having grey or white hair in old age
EX 1
LEMMA hoggish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people or habits) pig-like, dirty, selfish, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA hoity-toity
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = behaving in a proud way, as though more important than other people; HAUGHTY
EX 1
LEMMA hole-and-corner
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of actions) secret or hidden, esp. because dishonest
EX 1
LEMMA hole-and-corner
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of actions) secret or hidden, esp. because dishonest
EX 1
LEMMA hollow
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having an empty space inside; not solid
EX 1
LEMMA hollow
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
DEF = (of parts of the body) lacking flesh so that the skin sinks inwards
EX 1 hollow cheeks
LEMMA hollow
POS adj
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of sounds) having a ringing sound like the note when an empty container is struck
EX 1
LEMMA hollow
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of feelings, words, etc.) not real; empty of real meaning
EX 1
LEMMA holy
POS adj
FIELD1 rn
FIELD2 rl
DEF = of God and religion
EX 1 the Holy Bible
LEMMA holy
POS adj
FIELD1 rn
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a person or life) in the service of God and religion, esp. when leading a pure and blameless life
EX 1
LEMMA holy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sl euph very bad (esp. in the phr. a holy terror (=a person))
EX 1
LEMMA home
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, related to, or being a home, place of origin, or base of operations
EX 1 the home office of an international firm
LEMMA home
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, related to, or being a home, place of origin, or base of operations
EX 1 the home office of an international firm
LEMMA home
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = not foreign; DOMESTIC@1 (3)
EX 1 the home country home affairs the HOME OFFICE
LEMMA home
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = not foreign; DOMESTIC@1 (3)
EX 1 the home country home affairs the HOME OFFICE
LEMMA home
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = prepared, done, or intended for use in a home (in comb.) home-baked /'- "-/ bread \ HOMEMADE products
EX 1
LEMMA home
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = prepared, done, or intended for use in a home (in comb.) home-baked /'- "-/ bread \ HOMEMADE products
EX 1
LEMMA home
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = working, playing, or happening in a home area
EX 1 the home team home games
LEMMA home
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = working, playing, or happening in a home area
EX 1 the home team home games
LEMMA homegrown
POS adj
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 zh
DEF = (of plants for food) grown in the home country, not abroad
EX 1
LEMMA homelike
POS adj
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
DEF = pleasant, comfortable, etc., like something in one's home
EX 1
LEMMA homely
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = simple, not grand
EX 1 a homely meal of bread and cheese
LEMMA homely
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = AmE (of people, faces, etc.) not good-looking
EX 1
LEMMA homemade
POS adj
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of clothes, food, etc.) made at home, not bought from a shop
EX 1
LEMMA homeric
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of the poet Homer of the style of his poetry; EPIC; HEROIC
EX 1
LEMMA homeric
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of laughter) loud
EX 1
LEMMA homesick
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = feeling a great wish to be at home, when away from it
EX 1
LEMMA homespun
POS adj
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (cloth from thread) spun (SPIN@1 (1)) at home, esp. in former times
EX 1
LEMMA homespun
POS adj
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (cloth from thread) spun (SPIN@1 (1)) at home, esp. in former times
EX 1
LEMMA homespun
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (something) simple and ordinary
EX 1
LEMMA homespun
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (something) simple and ordinary
EX 1
LEMMA homeward
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = going towards home
EX 1
LEMMA homey
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = pleasant, like home; HOMELIKE
EX 1
LEMMA homicidal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person or character) likely to murder
EX 1
LEMMA homiletic
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 lt
DEF = of or concerning homilies (HOMILY)
EX 1
LEMMA homing
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
DEF = (of) the ability to find one's way home, as used by PIGEONs and in animal behaviour
EX 1
LEMMA homing
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
DEF = (of) the ability to find one's way home, as used by PIGEONs and in animal behaviour
EX 1
LEMMA homing
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
DEF = (of) the ability to find one's way home, as used by PIGEONs and in animal behaviour
EX 1
LEMMA homing
POS adj
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 mi
DEF = (of) the ability of some machines, esp. modern weapons of war, to guide themselves onto the place they are aimed at
EX 1
LEMMA homing
POS adj
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 mi
DEF = (of) the ability of some machines, esp. modern weapons of war, to guide themselves onto the place they are aimed at
EX 1
LEMMA homing
POS adj
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 mi
DEF = (of) the ability of some machines, esp. modern weapons of war, to guide themselves onto the place they are aimed at
EX 1
LEMMA homogeneous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = formed of parts of the same kind
EX 1
LEMMA homosexual
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of or being) a person sexually attracted to members of the same sex
EX 1
LEMMA homosexual
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of or being) a person sexually attracted to members of the same sex
EX 1
LEMMA homy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = HOMEY
EX 1
LEMMA honest
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) trustworthy; not likely to lie or to cheat
EX 1
LEMMA honest
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of actions, appearance, etc.) showing such qualities
EX 1 an honest face
LEMMA honest
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = direct; not hiding facts
EX 1
LEMMA honest-to-goodness
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = pure and simple; in its natural state; unmixed
EX 1
LEMMA honest-to-goodness
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = pure and simple; in its natural state; unmixed
EX 1
LEMMA honeycombed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = filled with holes, hollow passages, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA honeyed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of words) sweet and pleasing; FLATTERing
EX 1
LEMMA honky-tonk
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or used in a merry form of piano-playing
EX 1
LEMMA honorary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a rank, a university degree, etc.) given as an HONOUR, not according to the usual rules
EX 1
LEMMA honorary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of an office or position held) without payment for one's services
EX 1 He's the honorary chairman
LEMMA honorific
POS adj
FIELD1 or
FIELD2 za
DEF = (a title or expression) which shows respect, esp. as used in Eastern languages
EX 1
LEMMA honorific
POS adj
FIELD1 or
FIELD2 za
DEF = (a title or expression) which shows respect, esp. as used in Eastern languages
EX 1
LEMMA honourable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = worthy of honour or respect
EX 1
LEMMA honourable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing good character
EX 1
LEMMA honourable
POS adj
FIELD1 or
FIELD2 zr
DEF = (a title given to the children of certain British noblemen, to judges, and various official people, including Members of Parliament when talking to one another in the HOUSE OF COMMONS)
EX 1 Will the Honourable member please answer the question? As my Honourable friend has said, . . . the Honourable Glencora Smith-Fortescue
LEMMA hooded
POS adj
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 xx
DEF = wearing a HOOD
EX 1
LEMMA hooded
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = hidden by a covering
EX 1 hooded eyes (=half shut)
LEMMA hooked
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = shaped like a hook
EX 1 a hooked nose
LEMMA hooked
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having one or more hooks
EX 1
LEMMA hooked
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having one or more hooks
EX 1
LEMMA hooked
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = caught on or as if on a hook
EX 1 Keep still, your hair's hooked on a button
LEMMA hooked
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = caught on or as if on a hook
EX 1 Keep still, your hair's hooked on a button
LEMMA hooked
POS adj
FIELD1 dg
FIELD2 xx
DEF = infml dependent (on drugs) infml having a great liking for and very frequently using, doing, eating, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA hook-nosed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a nose curved out in the middle
EX 1
LEMMA hopeful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) feeling hope
EX 1 I'm hopeful that he'll arrive early
LEMMA hopeful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) feeling hope
EX 1 I'm hopeful that he'll arrive early
LEMMA hopeful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = giving cause for hope of success
EX 1 He's the most hopeful man in politics
LEMMA hopeless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (not usu. of people) showing lack of hope
EX 1 hopeless tears
LEMMA hopeless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = giving no cause for hope
EX 1 Our position is hopeless, we'll never get out alive
LEMMA hopeless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml useless
EX 1 Your work is hopeless and so are you
LEMMA hopeless
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 xx
DEF = incurable
EX 1 She has a terrible illness; it's a hopeless case
LEMMA hopped-up
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sl (of people) excited by having taken drugs
EX 1
LEMMA hopped-up
POS adj
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
DEF = infml (of car engines) specially increased in power; SOUPed-UP
EX 1
LEMMA horizontal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (in) the flat position, along or parallel to the ground
EX 1 Stand the table on its legs, so that the top is horizontal. in the horizontal PLANE (=position) level with the horizontal
LEMMA horizontal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (in) the flat position, along or parallel to the ground
EX 1 Stand the table on its legs, so that the top is horizontal. in the horizontal PLANE (=position) level with the horizontal
LEMMA horned
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (often in comb.) having horns
EX 1 horned cattle 4-horned sheep
LEMMA horned
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = old use curved like the new moon
EX 1
LEMMA horn-rimmed
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zt
DEF = (of glasses for the eyes) surrounded by an edge made of horn or a material like it
EX 1
LEMMA horny
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = hard and rough
EX 1 The old gardener had horny hands
LEMMA horny
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = taboo sl (of a man) sexually excited
EX 1
LEMMA horrendous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = really terrible; causing great fear
EX 1
LEMMA horrible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing HORROR
EX 1 a horrible accident
LEMMA horrible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml very unkind, unpleasant, or ugly
EX 1 What a horrible dress!
LEMMA horrid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very unpleasant or unkind; HORRIBLE (2)
EX 1 Don't be horrid (to Aunt Agatha)! You shouldn't say such unkind things!
LEMMA horrific
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = able to or meant to HORRIFY, shock, etc.
EX 1 The film showed the most horrific murder scenes
LEMMA horror-stricken
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = filled with HORROR; shocked
EX 1 Her face was horror-struck at the thought
LEMMA horror-stricken
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = filled with HORROR; shocked
EX 1 Her face was horror-struck at the thought
LEMMA hors de combat
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unable to fight, because wounded
EX 1
LEMMA horse-and-buggy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of times before the motor car
EX 1 horse-and-buggy days
LEMMA horse-and-buggy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of times before the motor car
EX 1 horse-and-buggy days
LEMMA horse-and-buggy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = old-fashioned
EX 1 horse-and-buggy methods
LEMMA horse-and-buggy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = old-fashioned
EX 1 horse-and-buggy methods
LEMMA horsy
POS adj
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 ..
DEF = interested in horses, fond of riding, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA horsy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of an appearance which reminds one of horses
EX 1
LEMMA hortative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of advice, speech, etc.) encouraging
EX 1
LEMMA hospitable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people or their acts) showing the wish to give attention to the needs of others, esp. by feeding them, asking them into one's home, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA hostile
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = belonging to an enemy
EX 1
LEMMA hostile
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unfriendly; showing dislike
EX 1
LEMMA hot
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a certain degree of heat, esp. a high degree
EX 1 How hot is the water? The water isn't hot yet
LEMMA hot
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 xx
DEF = causing a burning taste in the mouth
EX 1 Pepper makes food hot
LEMMA hot
POS adj
FIELD1 hf
FIELD2 zh
DEF = (esp. in hunting) fresh
EX 1
LEMMA hot
POS adj
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zj
DEF = (of news) very recent; fresh
EX 1
LEMMA hot
POS adj
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (not usu. of people) excitable
EX 1 a hot temper hot feelings
LEMMA hot
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml (of people) (tending to be) sexually excited infml sexually exciting
EX 1 one of the hottest books written
LEMMA hot
POS adj
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
DEF = sl (of stolen goods) difficult to pass on because still known to the police, esp. soon after the crime has taken place
EX 1
LEMMA hot
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml (of people) clever, well-informed, and usu. very interested
EX 1
LEMMA hot
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of JAZZ (1)) with a certain sort of strong beat
EX 1
LEMMA hot-blooded
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing strong feelings; PASSIONATE
EX 1
LEMMA hot-tempered
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing a readiness to become angry quickly and easily; quick-tempered
EX 1
LEMMA hottentot
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of a person of a dark-skinned race of Southern Africa
EX 1
LEMMA hottentot
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of the language of this race
EX 1
LEMMA hourly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (happening, appearing, etc.) every hour or once an hour
EX 1
LEMMA house
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ..
DEF = intended to be read by people working in a particular firm or industry
EX 1 a house magazine
LEMMA house
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ..
DEF = intended to be read by people working in a particular firm or industry
EX 1 a house magazine
LEMMA housebound
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not able to move out of the house, or to spend much time outside it
EX 1
LEMMA housebroken
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = HOUSE-TRAINED
EX 1
LEMMA house-proud
POS adj
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
DEF = liking to have everything in perfect order in the house and spending a lot of time on keeping it clean and tidy, perhaps too much so
EX 1
LEMMA house-to-house
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
DEF = (done by) visiting each house in turn
EX 1 a house-to-house salesman
LEMMA house-to-house
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
DEF = (done by) visiting each house in turn
EX 1 a house-to-house salesman
LEMMA house-trained
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of house pets) trained to go out of the house to empty the bowels or BLADDER
EX 1
LEMMA house-trained
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = humor (of people) taught to be tidy and careful at home
EX 1
LEMMA howling
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml very great
EX 1 a howling success
LEMMA howling
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml very great
EX 1 a howling success
LEMMA huffish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = HUFFY
EX 1
LEMMA huffy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (often) in a HUFF
EX 1
LEMMA huffy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = rudely proud
EX 1
LEMMA huge
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very big in size
EX 1 a huge house
LEMMA huge
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml very big in the mind's view
EX 1 a huge success
LEMMA hugger-mugger
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (in) secrecy
EX 1
LEMMA hugger-mugger
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (in) secrecy
EX 1
LEMMA hugger-mugger
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (in) disorder
EX 1
LEMMA hugger-mugger
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (in) disorder
EX 1
LEMMA hulking
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = big, heavy and awkward
EX 1 We can't move that hulking great table on our own
LEMMA hulking
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = big, heavy and awkward
EX 1 We can't move that hulking great table on our own
LEMMA human
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or concerning man
EX 1 the human voice a story with lots of human interest, which our newspaper considers more important than international politics
LEMMA human
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing the feelings, esp. those of kindness, which people are supposed to have
EX 1 He seems quite human when you know him
LEMMA humane
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing human kindness and the qualities of a civilized person
EX 1
LEMMA humane
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = rare (of studies) concerned with the ARTS, such as literature
EX 1
LEMMA humanitarian
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a person) concerned with trying to improve life for human beings by giving them better conditions to live in and by changing laws, esp. those which punish too severely
EX 1
LEMMA humanitarian
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a person) concerned with trying to improve life for human beings by giving them better conditions to live in and by changing laws, esp. those which punish too severely
EX 1
LEMMA humble
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) low in rank or position (of positions) unimportant; not held in high regard by society
EX 1
LEMMA humble
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) low in rank or position (of positions) unimportant; not held in high regard by society
EX 1
LEMMA humble
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a low opinion of oneself and a high opinion of others
EX 1
LEMMA humble
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a low opinion of oneself and a high opinion of others
EX 1
LEMMA humdrum
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too ordinary; without variety or change
EX 1
LEMMA humid
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of air and weather) containing water; DAMP@3
EX 1
LEMMA humorous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = funny; that makes people laugh
EX 1 a humorous play/remark/character in a play
LEMMA hungry
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = feeling or showing hunger
EX 1
LEMMA hungry
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing hunger (esp. in the phr. hungry work)
EX 1
LEMMA hungry
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of land) lacking good soil
EX 1
LEMMA hungry
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with a strong wish
EX 1 We're hungry for news of our brother, who lives away from home
LEMMA hunting pink
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of) the red colour of the coats worn by people who hunt foxes together
EX 1
LEMMA hunting pink
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of) the red colour of the coats worn by people who hunt foxes together
EX 1
LEMMA hunting pink
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of) the red colour of the coats worn by people who hunt foxes together
EX 1
LEMMA hurried
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = done in haste
EX 1 hurried work
LEMMA hurtful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = harmful; painful to the feelings
EX 1 There's no need to make such hurtful remarks
LEMMA hush-hush
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of plans, arrangements, etc.) hidden, or to be hidden, from other people's knowledge; secret
EX 1
LEMMA husky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person or voice) difficult to hear and breathy, as if the throat were dry
EX 1
LEMMA husky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) big and strong
EX 1
LEMMA hydraulic
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 xx
DEF = concerning or moved by the pressure of water or other liquids
EX 1 Hydraulic cement hardens under water pressure
LEMMA hydroelectric
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 xx
DEF = concerning or producing electricity by the power of falling water
EX 1
LEMMA hygienic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = causing or keeping good health
EX 1
LEMMA hygienic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = clean
EX 1
LEMMA hymeneal
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ny
DEF = (from the name of the Greek god Hymen) concerning marriage
EX 1
LEMMA hymeneal
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ny
DEF = (from the name of the Greek god Hymen) concerning marriage
EX 1
LEMMA hyperbolic
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zr
DEF = of, marked by, or tending to use HYPERBOLE
EX 1
LEMMA hyperbolic
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 zg
DEF = of, related to, or being like a HYPERBOLA
EX 1
LEMMA hypercritical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too ready to see faults or things which are wrong, rather than noticing the good points
EX 1
LEMMA hypersensitive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unusually sensitive; too easily hurt in the feelings
EX 1 hypersensitive to cold hypersensitive about her looks
LEMMA hypersensitive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unusually sensitive; too easily hurt in the feelings
EX 1 hypersensitive to cold hypersensitive about her looks
LEMMA hypochondriac
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (of, like, or being) a person suffering from HYPOCHONDRIA
EX 1
LEMMA hypochondriac
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (of, like, or being) a person suffering from HYPOCHONDRIA
EX 1
LEMMA hypodermic
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of an instrument or means of putting drugs into the body) which is made to enter of INJECTed beneath the skin
EX 1
LEMMA hypothetical
POS adj
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 xx
DEF = supposed to be so; not yet proved to be true or known to have happened
EX 1
LEMMA hysterical
POS adj
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of people) in a state of HYSTERIA
EX 1
LEMMA hysterical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of feelings) expressed wildly, in an uncontrolled manner
EX 1
LEMMA iberian
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of Spain and Portugal
EX 1
LEMMA icebound
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
DEF = that cannot be reached because of the presence of ice
EX 1 an icebound port
LEMMA ice-cold
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very cold; as cold as ice
EX 1 ice-cold drinks/hands
LEMMA icelandic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of Iceland, its people, or their language
EX 1
LEMMA icy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very cold
EX 1 My hands are icy. (fig.) She gave me an icy look
LEMMA icy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = covered with ice
EX 1 Icy roads are dangerous
LEMMA ideal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = perfect
EX 1 an ideal marriage
LEMMA ideal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = expressing possible perfection which is unlikely to exist in the real world
EX 1 the ideal system of government
LEMMA identical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = the same
EX 1 It's the identical coat which was stolen from me
LEMMA identical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = exactly alike
EX 1 I've never before met 2 sisters with identical voices. Your voice is identical to hers
LEMMA identical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = exactly alike
EX 1 I've never before met 2 sisters with identical voices. Your voice is identical to hers
LEMMA idiomatic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (containing phrases which are) typical of the natural speech of a native speaker of the language
EX 1 a Frenchman who speaks idiomatic English "To pull a face" is an idiomatic expression
LEMMA idle
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not working (of time) not used for doing anything
EX 1 Idle hours flew by
LEMMA idle
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not working (of time) not used for doing anything
EX 1 Idle hours flew by
LEMMA idle
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lazy
EX 1
LEMMA idle
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lazy
EX 1
LEMMA idle
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of no use; not producing anything good (note the phr. idle gossip)
EX 1 I knew what would happen, but it was idle to warn her
LEMMA idle
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of no use; not producing anything good (note the phr. idle gossip)
EX 1 I knew what would happen, but it was idle to warn her
LEMMA idolatrous
POS adj
FIELD1 rn
FIELD2 xx
DEF = worshipping IDOLs
EX 1
LEMMA idolatrous
POS adj
FIELD1 rn
FIELD2 xx
DEF = like IDOLATRY
EX 1 idolatrous love of money
LEMMA igneous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = related to fire
EX 1
LEMMA igneous
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of rocks) formed from LAVA
EX 1
LEMMA ignoble
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = dishonourable; which one should be ashamed of
EX 1
LEMMA ignoble
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = dishonourable; which one should be ashamed of
EX 1
LEMMA ignominious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of a type which brings strong public disapproval; shameful to one's pride
EX 1 ignominious behaviour an ignominious defeat
LEMMA ignorant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lacking knowledge
EX 1 ignorant of even the simplest facts
LEMMA ignorant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml rude, impolite, esp. because of lack of social training
EX 1 He's an ignorant person_he always goes through a door in front of a lady
LEMMA ill
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not well in health
EX 1 She's ill, so she can't come
LEMMA ill
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not well in health
EX 1 She's ill, so she can't come
LEMMA ill
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = BrE hurt
EX 1 One week after the fighting, 2 policemen were still seriously ill in hospital
LEMMA ill
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = bad; harmful
EX 1 ill luck He suffers from ill health
LEMMA ill-advised
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unwise
EX 1
LEMMA ill-assorted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that do not go well together
EX 1 an ill-assorted pair
LEMMA ill at ease
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not comfortable because of lack of understanding or skill
EX 1 He's ill at ease at parties
LEMMA ill-bred
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = badly behaved or rude, probably as the result of being badly brought up as a child
EX 1 an ill-bred remark He's very ill-bred
LEMMA illegal
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = against the law
EX 1 It's illegal to park your car here
LEMMA illegible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be read
EX 1
LEMMA illegitimate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not allowed by the rules
EX 1
LEMMA illegitimate
POS adj
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ..
DEF = born to a mother who is not married
EX 1
LEMMA ill-fated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unlucky
EX 1 an ill-fated attempt that ended in death
LEMMA ill-favoured
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) ugly, esp. in the face
EX 1
LEMMA ill-gotten
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = obtained by dishonest means (usu. in the phr. ill-gotten gains)
EX 1
LEMMA illiberal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not supporting freedom of expression or personal behaviour; not in favour of allowing people to do as they like
EX 1 illiberal opinions
LEMMA illiberal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ungenerous
EX 1
LEMMA illicit
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (done) against a law or a rule
EX 1 an illicit act illicit trade in drugs
LEMMA illimitable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with no known limit; which cannot be measured
EX 1 illimitable spaces
LEMMA illiterate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unable to read and write
EX 1 illiterate tribes
LEMMA illiterate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml showing little skill in these activities
EX 1 He writes like an illiterate: there are mistakes on every page
LEMMA ill-mannered
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = rude
EX 1
LEMMA ill-natured
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of a bad-tempered character; unkind
EX 1 an ill-natured remark
LEMMA illogical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people or ideas) going against LOGIC (of people or ideas) infml not sensible
EX 1
LEMMA ill-omened
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ILL-FATED; not promising success
EX 1
LEMMA ill-starred
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ILL-FATED
EX 1
LEMMA ill-tempered
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = bad tempered
EX 1
LEMMA ill-timed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (done) at the wrong time
EX 1 That was an ill-timed remark that hurt her feelings
LEMMA illuminating
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that helps to explain
EX 1 an illuminating remark, that showed her real character
LEMMA illusory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = deceiving and unreal; based on an ILLUSION
EX 1 an illusory belief
LEMMA illustrative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = used for explaining the meaning of something
EX 1
LEMMA illustrious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = famous; known for one's great works
EX 1 the illustrious name of Shakespeare
LEMMA imaginable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that can be imagined
EX 1
LEMMA imaginary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not real, but produced from pictures in someone's mind
EX 1 All the characters in this book are imaginary. My little daughter has an imaginary friend
LEMMA imaginative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that shows use of the imagination
EX 1 imaginative writing
LEMMA imaginative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = good at inventing imaginary things or artistic forms, or at producing new ideas
EX 1 an imaginative child
LEMMA imitative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = following the example of someone or something else
EX 1
LEMMA immaculate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = clean and unspoilt
EX 1 immaculate white shoes
LEMMA immaculate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = pure; unmarked; without fault
EX 1 immaculate behaviour
LEMMA immanent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of qualities) spreading through something
EX 1 hope, which seems immanent in human nature
LEMMA immanent
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
DEF = (of God) present in all parts of the universe
EX 1
LEMMA immaterial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unimportant
EX 1 Don't tell me where it happened_that's quite immaterial
LEMMA immaterial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without substance
EX 1 The body is material but the soul is immaterial
LEMMA immature
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not fully formed or developed
EX 1
LEMMA immature
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing a lack of control and good sense in one's behaviour when one is old enough to have gained wisdom
EX 1
LEMMA immeasurable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that cannot be measured
EX 1
LEMMA immediate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = done or needed at once
EX 1 an immediate reply
LEMMA immediate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = nearest; next
EX 1 in the immediate future My immediate family consists of my son and my wife
LEMMA immemorial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = going back to ancient times (note the phr. from/since time immemorial)
EX 1 immemorial customs
LEMMA immense
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very large
EX 1 an immense improvement/palace
LEMMA imminent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which is going to happen very soon
EX 1 There's a storm imminent
LEMMA immobile
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unmoving
EX 1 to keep a broken leg immobile
LEMMA immoderate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not (done) within sensible limits
EX 1 immoderate eating immoderate feelings of sorrow
LEMMA immodest
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = telling the good things about oneself instead of hiding them
EX 1
LEMMA immodest
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (usu. concerning women) showing parts of the body which should not be seen in public or behaving too freely with men
EX 1
LEMMA immoral
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not considered good or right
EX 1 Using other people for one's own profit is immoral
LEMMA immoral
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or concerning sexual behaviour that is not considered good or right
EX 1 A PROSTITUTE lives off immoral earnings
LEMMA immoral
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = offensive to society's ideas of what is good or right, esp. in sexual matters; OBSCENE
EX 1 an immoral book
LEMMA immortal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that will not die; that continues for ever
EX 1
LEMMA immovable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be moved
EX 1
LEMMA immovable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be changed
EX 1
LEMMA immune
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 xx
DEF = unable to be harmed because of special powers in oneself
EX 1 immune to disease immune to unpleasantness
LEMMA immune
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 xx
DEF = marked by protection
EX 1 The criminal was told he would be immune from punishment if he said what he knew about the murder
LEMMA immutable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unchangeable
EX 1 immutable laws of nature
LEMMA impacted
POS adj
FIELD1 de
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (usu. of a WISDOM TOOTH) growing under another tooth instead of upwards into the mouth
EX 1
LEMMA impalpable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be felt by touch
EX 1
LEMMA impalpable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not easily understood
EX 1 impalpable ideas floating through his mind
LEMMA impartial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fair; giving equal attention to all concerned
EX 1
LEMMA impassable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be travelled over
EX 1
LEMMA impassioned
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (usu. of speech) moved by deep feelings
EX 1
LEMMA impassive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) showing (or having) no feelings; unusually calm
EX 1
LEMMA impatient
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not patient
EX 1 too impatient with slow learners
LEMMA impatient
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = eager
EX 1 impatient for his dinner/to see his wife
LEMMA impatient
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = eager
EX 1 impatient for his dinner/to see his wife
LEMMA impeccable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = faultless
EX 1
LEMMA impecunious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml, sometimes humor or euph having little or no money, esp. continually
EX 1
LEMMA impending
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (usu. of something unpleasant) about to happen
EX 1
LEMMA impenetrable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be gone into or through
EX 1 the impenetrable forest (fig.) impenetrable darkness (=in which the eye can see nothing)
LEMMA impenetrable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not able to be understood or helped
EX 1 an impenetrable difficulty
LEMMA impenetrable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not able to receive or accept, esp. ideas
EX 1 impenetrable to all requests
LEMMA impenitent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not sorry (for wrongdoing)
EX 1 an impenitent criminal
LEMMA imperative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = urgent; which must be done
EX 1 It's imperative that you (should) not be seen here
LEMMA imperative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing proud power
EX 1 an imperative manner
LEMMA imperative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing proud power
EX 1 an imperative manner
LEMMA imperative
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, about, or using the IMPERATIVE@2
EX 1
LEMMA imperative
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, about, or using the IMPERATIVE@2
EX 1
LEMMA imperceptible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unable to be noticed because of smallness or slightness
EX 1
LEMMA imperfect
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not perfect; faulty
EX 1 an imperfect knowledge of French
LEMMA imperfect
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or about the IMPERFECT@2
EX 1 the imperfect tense
LEMMA imperial
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 xx
DEF = concerning an empire or its ruler
EX 1
LEMMA imperial
POS adj
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a measure) British standard
EX 1 The Imperial GALLON is not the same size as the US one
LEMMA imperialist
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = often derog (of ) a supporter of IMPERIALISM
EX 1
LEMMA imperialist
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = often derog (of ) a supporter of IMPERIALISM
EX 1
LEMMA imperialist
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of) someone who worked in an official position in a country of the British Empire
EX 1 an old/a former Imperialist
LEMMA imperialist
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of) someone who worked in an official position in a country of the British Empire
EX 1 an old/a former Imperialist
LEMMA imperialist
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of) a supporter of the ways of life which Englishmen had in countries of their Empire
EX 1 an Imperialist feeling about foreigners
LEMMA imperialist
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of) a supporter of the ways of life which Englishmen had in countries of their Empire
EX 1 an Imperialist feeling about foreigners
LEMMA imperialistic
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of IMPERIALISM
EX 1
LEMMA imperialistic
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of an IMPERIALIST (1)
EX 1
LEMMA imperious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (too) commanding or as if commanding
EX 1 an imperious voice
LEMMA imperious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = urgent
EX 1 an imperious command
LEMMA imperishable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which will always exist or cannot wear out
EX 1 imperishable rubber/fame
LEMMA impermanent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which will change or be lost
EX 1 an impermanent arrangement
LEMMA impermeable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which substances (esp. liquids) cannot get through
EX 1
LEMMA impersonal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not showing or including one's feelings in one's behaviour
EX 1
LEMMA impersonal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not human (in the phr. impersonal forces)
EX 1
LEMMA impersonal
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in grammar) having no subject, or a subject represented by meaningless or empty "it" (such as rained in it rained)
EX 1
LEMMA impertinent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = rude or not respectful, esp. to an older or more important person
EX 1
LEMMA imperturbable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that cannot be worried; that remains calm and steady in spite of difficulties or confusion
EX 1
LEMMA impervious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not allowing anything to pass through
EX 1 impervious to gases and liquids
LEMMA impervious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not allowing anything to pass through
EX 1 impervious to gases and liquids
LEMMA impervious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too certain in one's opinions to be changed
EX 1 impervious to reason/threats
LEMMA impervious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too certain in one's opinions to be changed
EX 1 impervious to reason/threats
LEMMA impetuous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing swift action but lack of thought
EX 1
LEMMA impious
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 xx
DEF = lacking respect usu. for religion; showing IMPIETY (1)
EX 1
LEMMA impish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like a little devil
EX 1 an impish smile a charmingly impish child
LEMMA implacable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be satisfied, or whose demands cannot be reduced
EX 1 an implacable enemy implacable dislike
LEMMA implicit
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a statement, rule, etc.) meant though not plainly expressed
EX 1 an implicit threat a threat implicit in the way he looked
LEMMA implicit
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unquestioning and complete
EX 1 implicit trust
LEMMA implicit
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unquestioning and complete
EX 1 implicit trust
LEMMA impolite
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not polite
EX 1
LEMMA impolitic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of an action) not well-judged for one's purpose; not wise
EX 1
LEMMA imponderable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of which the importance cannot be calculated or measured exactly
EX 1
LEMMA important
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which matters a lot
EX 1 It's important to learn to read
LEMMA important
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) powerful; having influence
EX 1
LEMMA importunate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = always demanding things
EX 1
LEMMA importunate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = urgent
EX 1
LEMMA imposing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = powerful in appearance; strong or large in size
EX 1 an imposing view across the valley an imposing building
LEMMA impossible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not possible
EX 1
LEMMA impossible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = hard to bear; very unpleasant
EX 1 His bad temper makes life impossible for all the family. You're impossible! You're the most impossible person I've ever met!
LEMMA impotent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lacking power to do things
EX 1 a government that seems impotent in dealing with the trade unions He wanted to do something for the people in the accident, but he was quite impotent to help
LEMMA impotent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lacking power to do things
EX 1 a government that seems impotent in dealing with the trade unions He wanted to do something for the people in the accident, but he was quite impotent to help
LEMMA impotent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a man) generally unable to perform the sex act
EX 1
LEMMA impotent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a man) generally unable to perform the sex act
EX 1
LEMMA impracticable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that cannot be used in practice
EX 1 The building plans are impracticable
LEMMA impractical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not sensible or reasonable; not practical
EX 1 an impractical person who can't even boil an egg an impractical plan that is impossible to fulfil
LEMMA impregnable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be entered or conquered by attack
EX 1
LEMMA impressionable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) easy to influence, often with the result that one's feelings and ideas change easily and esp. that one is ready to admire other people
EX 1
LEMMA impressionist
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 mu
DEF = (often cap.) of or about IMPRESSIONISM
EX 1 an impressionist painter/painting
LEMMA impressionistic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = based on IMPRESSIONs rather than on knowledge, fact, or detailed study
EX 1
LEMMA impressionistic
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 mu
DEF = IMPRESSIONIST@2
EX 1
LEMMA impressive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing admiration by giving one a feeling of size and/or importance
EX 1
LEMMA improbable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not likely to have happened or to be going to happen
EX 1 an improbable idea Snow is improbable at this time of year
LEMMA impromptu
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (said or done) at once without preparation
EX 1
LEMMA improper
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not suitable
EX 1 "What a terrible hat!" is an improper remark to make when the wearer is present
LEMMA improper
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not correct
EX 1 the improper use of a singular verb with a plural subject
LEMMA improper
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing thoughts which are socially undesirable, esp. about sex (esp. in the phr. an improper suggestion, made by a man to a woman)
EX 1
LEMMA improvident
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of someone who wastes money) not preparing for the future
EX 1
LEMMA imprudent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unwise and thoughtless (in one's actions)
EX 1
LEMMA impudent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = shamelessly bold, esp. to an older or more important person
EX 1
LEMMA impulsive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing a tendency to act suddenly without thinking about the suitability, results, etc., of one's acts
EX 1
LEMMA impure
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not pure, but mixed with something else
EX 1 impure drugs
LEMMA impure
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = morally bad; of bad sexual habits
EX 1 impure thoughts an impure life
LEMMA in
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = used for sending something to one, from someone else
EX 1 I found the letter in my in TRAY
LEMMA in
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = used for sending something to one, from someone else
EX 1 I found the letter in my in TRAY
LEMMA in
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = sl fashionable
EX 1 That new restaurant is the in place to go now
LEMMA in
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = sl fashionable
EX 1 That new restaurant is the in place to go now
LEMMA in
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not fml shared by only a few favoured people
EX 1 an in joke
LEMMA in
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not fml shared by only a few favoured people
EX 1 an in joke
LEMMA in
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a fire) lit; burning
EX 1 Is the fire still in?
LEMMA in
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a fire) lit; burning
EX 1 Is the fire still in?
LEMMA inaccessible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be reached
EX 1
LEMMA inaccurate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not correct; not ACCURATE
EX 1
LEMMA inactive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not active
EX 1
LEMMA inadequate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not good enough in quality, ability, size, etc. (for some act)
EX 1 I feel inadequate to the occasion. The food was inadequate for 14 people
LEMMA inadequate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not good enough in quality, ability, size, etc. (for some act)
EX 1 I feel inadequate to the occasion. The food was inadequate for 14 people
LEMMA inadequate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) not good at looking after oneself, esp. in social life
EX 1
LEMMA inadmissible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be allowed
EX 1
LEMMA inadvertent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (done) without paying attention or by accident
EX 1
LEMMA inalienable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be taken away (often in the phr. inalienable rights)
EX 1
LEMMA inane
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = empty of meaning; really stupid
EX 1
LEMMA inanimate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not living
EX 1
LEMMA inapplicable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be used or is unrelated to the subject
EX 1
LEMMA inappropriate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not suitable
EX 1 Your short dress is inappropriate for a formal party
LEMMA inappropriate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not suitable
EX 1 Your short dress is inappropriate for a formal party
LEMMA inapt
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of something non-material) unsuitable
EX 1
LEMMA inapt
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of something non-material) unsuitable
EX 1
LEMMA inarticulate
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (of speech) not well-formed
EX 1
LEMMA inarticulate
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (of a person) not speaking clearly, so that the intended meaning is not expressed or is hard to hear
EX 1
LEMMA inartistic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) without ability or not skilful in understanding drawing and painting (also sometimes music and literature)
EX 1
LEMMA inartistic
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of works of art) not showing ability and skill
EX 1
LEMMA inattentive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not giving attention
EX 1 an inattentive pupil
LEMMA inaudible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that is too quiet to be heard
EX 1
LEMMA inaugural
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 xx
DEF = concerning an inauguration (INAUGURATE)
EX 1 an inaugural ceremony
LEMMA inaugural
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 xx
DEF = concerning an inauguration (INAUGURATE)
EX 1 an inaugural ceremony
LEMMA inauspicious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = seeming to show bad luck to come; not giving good hopes for the future
EX 1
LEMMA inboard
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
DEF = inside a boat
EX 1 an inboard motor
LEMMA inboard
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
DEF = inside a boat
EX 1 an inboard motor
LEMMA inboard
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
DEF = inside a boat
EX 1 an inboard motor
LEMMA inboard
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a boat) having the motor inside
EX 1
LEMMA inboard
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a boat) having the motor inside
EX 1
LEMMA inboard
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a boat) having the motor inside
EX 1
LEMMA inborn
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = present from birth; part of one's nature
EX 1 an inborn ability to do sums an inborn love of jokes
LEMMA inbound
POS adj
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (when travelling) coming home
EX 1
LEMMA inbred
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having become part of one's nature as a result of early training
EX 1
LEMMA inbred
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zg
DEF = (resulting from being) bred from closely related members of a family
EX 1
LEMMA incalculable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be counted or measured, esp. if very great
EX 1
LEMMA incalculable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of people's qualities, feelings, etc.) changeable
EX 1
LEMMA incandescent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = giving a bright light when heated
EX 1 (fig.) the incandescent spirit of freedom
LEMMA incapable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not able to do something
EX 1 Flowers are incapable of growing/growth in strong winds
LEMMA incapable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not able to do something
EX 1 Flowers are incapable of growing/growth in strong winds
LEMMA incapable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too good to do something bad
EX 1 I'm incapable of deceiving you
LEMMA incapable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too good to do something bad
EX 1 I'm incapable of deceiving you
LEMMA incarnate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in the form of a body (not a spirit or idea)
EX 1 the devil incarnate She was happiness incarnate
LEMMA incarnate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in the form of a body (not a spirit or idea)
EX 1 the devil incarnate She was happiness incarnate
LEMMA incarnate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in the form of a body (not a spirit or idea)
EX 1 the devil incarnate She was happiness incarnate
LEMMA incautious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not careful; (doing things) which will lead to trouble
EX 1
LEMMA incendiary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which causes fires
EX 1
LEMMA incendiary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which causes fires
EX 1
LEMMA incendiary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person or behaviour) causing fires or causing trouble by violent (INFLAMMATORY) means
EX 1
LEMMA incendiary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person or behaviour) causing fires or causing trouble by violent (INFLAMMATORY) means
EX 1
LEMMA incessant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = never stopping
EX 1
LEMMA incestuous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people or relationships) including or doing acts of INCEST
EX 1
LEMMA incestuous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = esp. derog (of relationships) unusually close, esp. in a way that does not include people from outside or that is thought to be unhealthy
EX 1
LEMMA inchoate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of desires, wishes, plans, etc.) at the beginning of development; not fully formed
EX 1
LEMMA incident
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = forming a part (of ); connected (with)
EX 1 the duties incident to a position of responsibility These duties are incident upon me as a teacher
LEMMA incident
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = forming a part (of ); connected (with)
EX 1 the duties incident to a position of responsibility These duties are incident upon me as a teacher
LEMMA incidental
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (something) happening or appearing irregularly or as a less important part of something important which spreads over a period of time
EX 1
LEMMA incidental
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (something) happening or appearing irregularly or as a less important part of something important which spreads over a period of time
EX 1
LEMMA incidental
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (something, esp. a fact or detail which is) unimportant
EX 1
LEMMA incidental
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (something, esp. a fact or detail which is) unimportant
EX 1
LEMMA incipient
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = at an early stage
EX 1 incipient disease
LEMMA incisive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = going directly to the centre or main point of the matter that is being considered
EX 1
LEMMA inclement
POS adj
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of weather) bad, esp. cold or stormy
EX 1
LEMMA inclined
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = encouraged; feeling a wish (to)
EX 1 The news makes me inclined to change my mind
LEMMA inclined
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = likely; tending (to)
EX 1 I'm inclined to get tired easily
LEMMA included
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = INCLUDING
EX 1 all of us, me included
LEMMA included
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = INCLUDING
EX 1 all of us, me included
LEMMA inclusive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = containing or including everything (or many things)
EX 1 an inclusive charge
LEMMA inclusive
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a price or charge) including other costs that are often paid separately
EX 1 The rent is L10 inclusive of heating. The rent is L10 inclusive (of everything)
LEMMA inclusive
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a price or charge) including other costs that are often paid separately
EX 1 The rent is L10 inclusive of heating. The rent is L10 inclusive (of everything)
LEMMA inclusive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = including all the numbers or dates
EX 1 Wednesday to Friday inclusive
LEMMA inclusive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = including all the numbers or dates
EX 1 Wednesday to Friday inclusive
LEMMA incognito
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = hiding one's IDENTITY, esp. by taking another name when one's own is well-known
EX 1
LEMMA incognito
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = hiding one's IDENTITY, esp. by taking another name when one's own is well-known
EX 1
LEMMA incoherent
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ps
DEF = showing lack of suitable connections between ideas or words
EX 1 the incoherent words of a madman He became quite incoherent as the disease got worse
LEMMA incombustible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be burnt
EX 1
LEMMA incoming
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = coming towards one; about to enter or start (to be)
EX 1 the incoming TIDE incoming traffic
LEMMA incoming
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = coming towards one; about to enter or start (to be)
EX 1 the incoming TIDE incoming traffic
LEMMA incommensurable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be compared in size with (another thing/one another)
EX 1
LEMMA incommensurable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be compared in size with (another thing/one another)
EX 1
LEMMA incommensurate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too small in comparison to what is needed
EX 1
LEMMA incommensurate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too small in comparison to what is needed
EX 1
LEMMA incommodious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not convenient; causing trouble
EX 1
LEMMA incommunicable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be said or made known
EX 1
LEMMA incommunicado
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of people) kept away from people outside, and not able to give or receive messages
EX 1
LEMMA incommunicado
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (of people) kept away from people outside, and not able to give or receive messages
EX 1
LEMMA incommunicative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unCOMMUNICATIVE
EX 1
LEMMA incomparable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too great in degree to be compared with other examples of the same type
EX 1 incomparable wealth
LEMMA incompatible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not suitable to be together with (another thing or person/each other)
EX 1 Their natures are incompatible. His own plan is incompatible with my own intentions
LEMMA incompetent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a person who is) completely unskilful (in something)
EX 1 an incompetent teacher quite incompetent to be the leader
LEMMA incompetent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a person who is) completely unskilful (in something)
EX 1 an incompetent teacher quite incompetent to be the leader
LEMMA incomplete
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not complete; not perfect
EX 1
LEMMA incomprehensible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be understood and/or accepted
EX 1
LEMMA inconceivable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which is too strange to be thought real
EX 1 It once seemed inconceivable (to everyone) that men should travel to the moon
LEMMA inconceivable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml impossible; which can't happen
EX 1 He can't go on holiday alone: it's inconceivable
LEMMA inconclusive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which has not led to a decision or result; which did not decide or settle the reasons for something
EX 1
LEMMA incongruous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = comparing strangely with what surrounds it
EX 1 a modern building that looks incongruous in that old-fashioned village
LEMMA inconsequent
POS adj
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 xx
DEF = not properly related to the idea, words, etc., going before
EX 1
LEMMA inconsequent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = INCONSEQUENTIAL
EX 1
LEMMA inconsequential
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unimportant
EX 1 an inconsequential idea
LEMMA inconsiderable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of small size or worth
EX 1 L10 is an inconsiderable amount of money to a rich man
LEMMA inconsiderate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not thinking of other people's feelings
EX 1 He's inconsiderate to his family because he never tells them he's working late
LEMMA inconsistent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of ideas, opinions, etc.) not agreeing with something else/one another
EX 1 Those remarks are inconsistent with what you said yesterday. The 2 remarks are inconsistent
LEMMA inconsistent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = likely to change; including parts which do not agree together
EX 1
LEMMA inconsolable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = who cannot be comforted because of great sorrow or which is too great to be removed by comforting
EX 1 She is inconsolable for the loss of her dog. an inconsolable misfortune
LEMMA inconspicuous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not easily seen; not attracting attention
EX 1
LEMMA inconstant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and behaviour) tending to change; unfaithful in feeling
EX 1 an inconstant lover
LEMMA incontestable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be changed by argument
EX 1
LEMMA incontestable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = clearly true; INCONTROVERTIBLE
EX 1 incontestable proof
LEMMA incontinent
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = unable to control the water in the BLADDER, so that it is passed from the body when one does not wish to pass it
EX 1
LEMMA incontinent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = becoming rare unable to control oneself sexually
EX 1
LEMMA incontrovertible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be disproved; INDISPUTABLE
EX 1
LEMMA inconvenient
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing difficulty; not what suits one
EX 1 It's an inconvenient time to come visiting
LEMMA incorporate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = joined in a group, company, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA incorporate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = joined in a group, company, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA incorporate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = joined in a group, company, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA incorporated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = united in one body or group
EX 1
LEMMA incorporated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = united in one body or group
EX 1
LEMMA incorporated
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ec
DEF = (abbrev. Inc)_ fml esp. AmE formed into a CORPORATION (2) according to law
EX 1
LEMMA incorporated
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ec
DEF = (abbrev. Inc)_ fml esp. AmE formed into a CORPORATION (2) according to law
EX 1
LEMMA incorporated
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ec
DEF = (abbrev. Inc)_ fml esp. AmE formed into a CORPORATION (2) according to law
EX 1
LEMMA incorporeal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without a body; not made of any material substance
EX 1
LEMMA incorrect
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not correct
EX 1
LEMMA incorrigible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people or behaviour) very bad and unable to be changed for the better
EX 1
LEMMA incorruptible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot decay or be destroyed
EX 1
LEMMA incorruptible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of one who will not take money (BRIBEs)) who is too honest to be persuaded from his judgment
EX 1
LEMMA incredible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too strange to be believed; unbelievable
EX 1 an incredible idea/story/excuse
LEMMA incredible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml wonderful; unbelievably good
EX 1 She has an incredible house
LEMMA incredulous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing disbelief
EX 1 an incredulous look
LEMMA incumbent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml being the moral duty of (someone)
EX 1 It's incumbent on you to give a father's advice before your son leaves home
LEMMA incumbent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml being the moral duty of (someone)
EX 1 It's incumbent on you to give a father's advice before your son leaves home
LEMMA incumbent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml being the moral duty of (someone)
EX 1 It's incumbent on you to give a father's advice before your son leaves home
LEMMA incumbent
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 pl
DEF = holding the stated office
EX 1 the incumbent priest (esp. AmE) the incumbent president
LEMMA incumbent
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 pl
DEF = holding the stated office
EX 1 the incumbent priest (esp. AmE) the incumbent president
LEMMA incurable
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 xx
DEF = that cannot be cured
EX 1
LEMMA incurious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lacking natural interest; not paying attention
EX 1 incurious about the outside world
LEMMA incurved
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = curving inwards
EX 1 incurved horns
LEMMA indebted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very grateful to (someone) for help given
EX 1 I'm indebted to all the people who worked so hard to make the party a success
LEMMA indecent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not DECENT (1); offensive to general standards of behaviour
EX 1 an indecent remark/joke
LEMMA indecent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml not reasonable; not suitable (in amount or quality)
EX 1 You've given us an indecent amount of work to do (=too much) and indecent wages (=too little)
LEMMA indecipherable
POS adj
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zc
DEF = which cannot be DECIPHERed or understood
EX 1
LEMMA indecisive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = giving an uncertain result
EX 1 an indecisive answer/victory
LEMMA indecisive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) unable to make decisions
EX 1
LEMMA indecorous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing bad manners
EX 1
LEMMA indefatigable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that shows no sign of tiring
EX 1
LEMMA indefensible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be excused; too bad to be defended
EX 1 indefensible behaviour
LEMMA indefensible
POS adj
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
DEF = which cannot be defended
EX 1 We had to yield our indefensible position to the enemy
LEMMA indefinable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be DEFINEd or described
EX 1
LEMMA indefinite
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not clear
EX 1 indefinite opinions indefinite responsibilities
LEMMA indefinite
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not fixed, esp. as to time
EX 1 at an indefinite date
LEMMA indelible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be rubbed out
EX 1 indelible ink an indelible pencil (fig.) an indelible STAIN on his character
LEMMA indelicate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not polite or modest; rough in manners
EX 1 an indelicate remark
LEMMA independent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not needing other things or people
EX 1
LEMMA independent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of money) belonging to one privately, so that one can live without working (note the phr. independent means)
EX 1
LEMMA independent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not allowing oneself to be controlled; habitually taking decisions alone the result of taking one's own decisions
EX 1 independent work
LEMMA independent
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = not governed by another country
EX 1
LEMMA indescribable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be described, usu. because beautiful beyond belief, or because description is too difficult to attempt
EX 1
LEMMA indestructible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which is too strong to be destroyed
EX 1
LEMMA indeterminable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be decided or fixed
EX 1 the indeterminable question_what is the purpose of life?
LEMMA indeterminate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not clearly seen as, or not fixed as, one thing or another
EX 1 Our holiday plans are still at an indeterminate stage
LEMMA indian
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (someone) belonging to or connected with India
EX 1
LEMMA indian
POS adj
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 q.
DEF = also American Indian_ (someone) belonging to or connected with any of the original peoples of North, Central, or South America except the Eskimos
EX 1
LEMMA indicative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing; suggesting
EX 1 His presence is indicative of his wish to help/that he wishes to help
LEMMA indicative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing; suggesting
EX 1 His presence is indicative of his wish to help/that he wishes to help
LEMMA indicative
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of the INDICATIVE@2
EX 1 an indicative verb form
LEMMA indicative
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of the INDICATIVE@2
EX 1 an indicative verb form
LEMMA indictable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = for which one can be INDICTed
EX 1 an indictable offence
LEMMA indifferent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not interested in; not caring about or noticing
EX 1 I was so excited to see snow that I was indifferent to the cold
LEMMA indifferent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not interested in; not caring about or noticing
EX 1 I was so excited to see snow that I was indifferent to the cold
LEMMA indifferent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not very good
EX 1 good, bad, or indifferent? I'm an indifferent cook
LEMMA indigenous
POS adj
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 si
DEF = native; belonging (to a place)
EX 1
LEMMA indigent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = poor; lacking money and goods
EX 1
LEMMA indigestible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of food) which cannot be easily broken down in the stomach into substances to be used by the body
EX 1
LEMMA indigestible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of facts) which cannot be taken into the mind easily
EX 1
LEMMA indignant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = expressing or feeling surprised anger (at something which should not be so)
EX 1
LEMMA indignant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = expressing or feeling surprised anger (at something which should not be so)
EX 1
LEMMA indignant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = expressing or feeling surprised anger (at something which should not be so)
EX 1
LEMMA indirect
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not straight; not directly connected (to or with)
EX 1
LEMMA indirect
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 xx
DEF = not paid directly but through price rises (esp. in the phr. indirect taxation)
EX 1
LEMMA indirect
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = meaning something which is not directly mentioned happening in addition to, or instead of, what is directly meant
EX 1 the indirect result
LEMMA indiscernible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (often of something small or hidden by darkness) which cannot be seen
EX 1 a path almost indiscernible in the mist
LEMMA indiscreet
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not acting carefully and politely, esp. in the choice of what one says and does not say
EX 1
LEMMA indiscriminate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not choosing or chosen carefully
EX 1
LEMMA indispensable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that is too important to live without
EX 1
LEMMA indisposed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = often euph not very well (in health)
EX 1 It says "Speaker indisposed" on the notice, but I know very well he's too drunk to give a speech
LEMMA indisposed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not very willing
EX 1 indisposed to do it/to help
LEMMA indisputable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which is too certain to be questioned
EX 1
LEMMA indissoluble
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be separated or broken up; lasting
EX 1
LEMMA indistinct
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not clear to the eye or mind or ear
EX 1 an indistinct memory an indistinct area in a photograph
LEMMA indistinguishable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be seen or known to be different from something else or each other
EX 1 All 3 sisters are indistinguishable. The material is indistinguishable from real silk, but much cheaper
LEMMA indistinguishable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be seen or known to be different from something else or each other
EX 1 All 3 sisters are indistinguishable. The material is indistinguishable from real silk, but much cheaper
LEMMA individual
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (often with each) single; particular; separate
EX 1 each individual leaf on the tree is different
LEMMA individual
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (often with each) single; particular; separate
EX 1 each individual leaf on the tree is different
LEMMA individual
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = suitable for each person or thing only
EX 1 Individual attention must be given to every fault in the material
LEMMA individual
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = suitable for each person or thing only
EX 1 Individual attention must be given to every fault in the material
LEMMA individual
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a manner, style, way of doing things) particular to the person, thing, etc., concerned (and different from others)
EX 1
LEMMA indivisible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be divided or separated into parts
EX 1
LEMMA indocile
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not DOCILE
EX 1
LEMMA indo-european
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or concerning a group of languages that includes most of those spoken in Europe (and now spread to America and parts of Africa), Persia, and India
EX 1
LEMMA indo-european
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or concerning a member of a group which speaks any of these languages
EX 1
LEMMA indolent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lazy; not liking to be active
EX 1 an indolent worker
LEMMA indomitable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that is too strong to be discouraged
EX 1 his indomitable spirit
LEMMA indonesian
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 xd
DEF = of Indonesia, its peoples, or their official national language
EX 1
LEMMA indoor
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which is (done, used, etc.) inside a building
EX 1 indoor sports indoor clothes
LEMMA indoor
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which is (done, used, etc.) inside a building
EX 1 indoor sports indoor clothes
LEMMA indrawn
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = drawn into the body
EX 1 an indrawn breath
LEMMA indubitable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be doubted to be so; unquestionable
EX 1
LEMMA inductive
POS adj
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
DEF = tech using INDUCTION (6)
EX 1 inductive apparatus
LEMMA inductive
POS adj
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
DEF = using or showing INDUCTION (7)
EX 1 inductive reasoning
LEMMA indulgent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (showing that a person is) likely to INDULGE (1) or habitually too kind to other people
EX 1 They're very indulgent parents_they give their children presents all the time. an indulgent smile
LEMMA industrial
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ec
DEF = of industry and the people who work in it
EX 1 industrial unrest/disagreement
LEMMA industrial
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 xx
DEF = having highly developed industries
EX 1 an industrial nation
LEMMA industrious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = hard-working
EX 1
LEMMA inebriate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (someone who is) habitually drunk
EX 1
LEMMA inebriate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (someone who is) habitually drunk
EX 1
LEMMA inedible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not suitable for eating
EX 1
LEMMA ineducable
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
DEF = who cannot be educated, esp. because of weakness of mind
EX 1
LEMMA ineffable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which is too wonderful to be described in words
EX 1 ineffable joy
LEMMA ineffable
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
DEF = (esp. of the name of God in some religions) not to be spoken aloud
EX 1 the ineffable name
LEMMA ineffaceable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a mark, memory, etc.) which cannot be rubbed out or destroyed
EX 1
LEMMA ineffective
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which does not produce any result or who cannot do anything well
EX 1 An ineffective person should not be chairman
LEMMA ineffectual
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which does not give a good enough effect, or who is not able to get things done
EX 1 an ineffectual plan an ineffectual fellow
LEMMA inefficient
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that does not work well so as to produce good results quickly
EX 1 an inefficient machine an inefficient secretary
LEMMA inelastic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot stretch and spring back to its shape, like rubber
EX 1
LEMMA inelastic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot change or be changed to suit changing needs
EX 1
LEMMA inelegant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not showing good manners
EX 1
LEMMA inelegant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = awkward
EX 1
LEMMA ineligible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not ELIGIBLE (2)
EX 1 ineligible to vote, because he didn't belong to the club
LEMMA ineligible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not ELIGIBLE (2)
EX 1 ineligible to vote, because he didn't belong to the club
LEMMA ineligible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not ELIGIBLE (2)
EX 1 ineligible to vote, because he didn't belong to the club
LEMMA ineluctable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be escaped from
EX 1
LEMMA inept
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = foolishly unsuitable
EX 1 an inept remark
LEMMA inept
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = totally unable to do things
EX 1 He's quite inept at tennis
LEMMA inequitable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unjust
EX 1
LEMMA ineradicable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of character) which cannot be completely removed
EX 1 an ineradicable fault
LEMMA inert
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lacking the power to move
EX 1 inert matter
LEMMA inert
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
DEF = not acting chemically with other substances
EX 1 inert gases
LEMMA inert
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) slow to activity; lazy
EX 1
LEMMA inescapable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be escaped from or avoided
EX 1
LEMMA inessential
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not at all necessary
EX 1
LEMMA inessential
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not at all necessary
EX 1
LEMMA inestimable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too great to be calculated; very important
EX 1 of inestimable value
LEMMA inevitable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be prevented from happening
EX 1 An argument was inevitable because they disliked each other so much
LEMMA inevitable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be prevented from happening
EX 1 An argument was inevitable because they disliked each other so much
LEMMA inevitable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml which always happens, or is present with someone or something else
EX 1 wearing her inevitable large hat
LEMMA inevitable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml which always happens, or is present with someone or something else
EX 1 wearing her inevitable large hat
LEMMA inexact
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not exact
EX 1
LEMMA inexcusable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which is too bad to be excused
EX 1 inexcusable behaviour/lateness
LEMMA inexhaustible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which is in such large amounts that it can never be finished
EX 1
LEMMA inexorable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = whose actions or effects cannot be changed or prevented by one's efforts
EX 1
LEMMA inexpedient
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of acts) not EXPEDIENT; not suitable or advisable would be inexpedient to set out in the rain
EX 1
LEMMA inexpensive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not EXPENSIVE; low in price
EX 1
LEMMA inexperienced
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) who lack the knowledge which one gains by experiencing some activity or life generally
EX 1
LEMMA inexpert
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not good at doing something
EX 1 his inexpert attempts to help/to cook
LEMMA inexpiable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be made less bad by sorrow and attempts to make things well again
EX 1 an inexpiable crime
LEMMA inexplicable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which is too strange to be explained or understood
EX 1 the inexplicable disappearance of the woman, who was never seen again
LEMMA inexpressible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of feelings) too great or too strong to be expressed in words
EX 1
LEMMA inextinguishable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of fire and feelings) which cannot be put out or destroyed
EX 1 inextinguishable hopes
LEMMA inextricable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be escaped from because it is so difficult
EX 1
LEMMA inextricable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be untied or separated
EX 1
LEMMA infallible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) never making mistakes or doing anything bad
EX 1
LEMMA infallible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of things) always having the right effect
EX 1 an infallible cure/medicine
LEMMA infamous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = well known for wicked behaviour
EX 1 an infamous criminal
LEMMA infamous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = evil; wicked
EX 1 infamous behaviour
LEMMA infantile
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = often derog like (that of ) a small child
EX 1
LEMMA infantile
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = concerning, or happening to, small children
EX 1
LEMMA infantile
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = concerning, or happening to, small children
EX 1
LEMMA infatuated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) filled with a strong unreasonable feeling of love for (someone)
EX 1
LEMMA infectious
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a disease) which can be spread by infection, esp. in the air
EX 1 Colds are infectious
LEMMA infectious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which produces the same feelings or actions in others
EX 1 infectious laughter
LEMMA infectious
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 xx
DEF = infml CONTAGIOUS (1)
EX 1
LEMMA infelicitous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of actions, words, etc.) not suitable; not acceptable
EX 1 an infelicitous remark about the size of her nose
LEMMA inferential
POS adj
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 xx
DEF = which can be or has been INFERred
EX 1 inferential proof
LEMMA inferior
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml & tech lower in position
EX 1 an inferior court of law
LEMMA inferior
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml & tech lower in position
EX 1 an inferior court of law
LEMMA inferior
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and things) not good or less good in quality or value
EX 1 His work is inferior to mine. He's so clever, he makes me feel inferior
LEMMA inferior
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and things) not good or less good in quality or value
EX 1 His work is inferior to mine. He's so clever, he makes me feel inferior
LEMMA infernal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of HELL@1 (1)
EX 1 the infernal powers
LEMMA infernal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of HELL@1 (1)
EX 1 the infernal powers
LEMMA infernal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml becoming rare (used for expressing anger) very bad; terrible
EX 1 that infernal noise!
LEMMA infertile
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
DEF = not FERTILE; not able to produce young
EX 1
LEMMA infertile
POS adj
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of land) not able to grow plants
EX 1
LEMMA infinite
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without limits or end
EX 1
LEMMA infinite
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very large; as much as there is
EX 1
LEMMA infinitesimal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very small
EX 1
LEMMA infinitive
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of ) the form of the verb that can be used after other verbs and with to before it (such as go in I can go, I want to go, and It is important to go)
EX 1
LEMMA infinitive
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of ) the form of the verb that can be used after other verbs and with to before it (such as go in I can go, I want to go, and It is important to go)
EX 1
LEMMA infirm
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = weak in body or mind, esp. from age
EX 1 old and infirm
LEMMA inflamed
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a part of the body) red and swollen because hurt or diseased
EX 1 an inflamed eye
LEMMA inflammable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = also (esp. AmE or tech) flammable_ which can be set on fire
EX 1
LEMMA inflammable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = easily excited or made angry
EX 1
LEMMA inflammatory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = likely to cause strong feelings to rise, or violence to happen
EX 1
LEMMA inflatable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which must be INFLATEd for use
EX 1
LEMMA inflated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = blown up (as with air) fml (of people) PUFFed UP; filled with pride
EX 1
LEMMA inflated
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of prices) risen to a high level, usu. caused by an increase in the money supply and/or not enough goods or services
EX 1
LEMMA inflated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of feelings, speech, etc.) giving an appearance of importance when there is no reason to do so
EX 1 an inflated opinion of himself
LEMMA inflationary
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or likely to cause INFLATION (2)
EX 1
LEMMA inflexible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be bent
EX 1
LEMMA inflexible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) who cannot be turned away from their purpose (of ideas, decisions, etc.) which cannot be changed
EX 1
LEMMA influential
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having great influence
EX 1 an influential decision/man
LEMMA informal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not formal; without ceremony
EX 1 an informal meeting
LEMMA informal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of clothes and behaviour) worn or done to suit oneself, rather than according to particular rules or customs
EX 1
LEMMA informal
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ph
DEF = tech not including all the details or stating all the stages in the reasoning
EX 1 an informal proof of the THEOREM
LEMMA informative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that tells one some useful things
EX 1 an informative speech
LEMMA informed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = knowing things; having all the information
EX 1 well-informed badly informed I read the newspapers to keep myself informed as to what is happening everywhere
LEMMA informed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having and using suitable knowledge
EX 1 an informed guess
LEMMA infrared
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of the heat-giving RAYs@2 of light of longer wave-length than the red light which can be seen
EX 1
LEMMA infrequent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not (happening) often
EX 1 infrequent visits
LEMMA ingenious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing cleverness at making or inventing things
EX 1 an ingenious person/idea/toy
LEMMA ingenuous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and their acts) simple, direct, and inexperienced
EX 1 too ingenuous in believing what people say
LEMMA inglorious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = shameful; bringing dishonour
EX 1 an inglorious defeat
LEMMA ingoing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = going in; entering, esp. taking possession of property one has just rented
EX 1
LEMMA ingoing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = going in; entering, esp. taking possession of property one has just rented
EX 1
LEMMA ingrained
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fixed deep (inside) so that it is difficult to get out or destroy
EX 1 ingrained dirt ingrained habits
LEMMA ingratiating
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and their acts) showing that one wishes to gain favour
EX 1 an ingratiating smile
LEMMA ingrown
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 xx
DEF = growing inwards, esp. into the flesh
EX 1 an ingrown toenail
LEMMA ingrown
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 xx
DEF = growing inwards, esp. into the flesh
EX 1 an ingrown toenail
LEMMA inharmonious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not suitable to something else/each other
EX 1 an inharmonious set of colours inharmonious sounds
LEMMA inherent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = forming a natural part (of a set of qualities, a character, etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA inhibited
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and character) unable to express what one really feels or do what one really wants
EX 1 too inhibited to laugh freely/to talk about sex
LEMMA inhospitable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and their acts) not showing kindness esp. not giving food and shelter in one's own home
EX 1
LEMMA inhospitable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of places) not forming a shelter; not suitable to stay in
EX 1
LEMMA inhuman
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too cruel, lacking in feelings, etc., to be worthy of human behaviour
EX 1
LEMMA inhuman
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = rare not human
EX 1
LEMMA inhumane
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and their acts) not showing human kindness, esp. when it should be shown
EX 1
LEMMA inimical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being an enemy (of); very unfavourable (to)
EX 1 conditions inimical to comfort
LEMMA inimitable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too good for anyone else to copy with the same high quality
EX 1
LEMMA iniquitous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very unjust or wicked
EX 1
LEMMA initial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which is (at) the beginning of a set
EX 1 The initial talks were the base of the later agreement
LEMMA initial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which is (at) the beginning of a set
EX 1 The initial talks were the base of the later agreement
LEMMA injudicious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of acts) not wise or sensible to do; showing poor judgment
EX 1
LEMMA injurious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which will cause harm
EX 1 Smoking is injurious to health
LEMMA inky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = marked with ink
EX 1 inky fingers
LEMMA inky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = inklike; very dark black
EX 1 inky darkness
LEMMA inlaid
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 xx
DEF = set ornamentally into another substance
EX 1 gold inlaid in(to) wood inlaid gold
LEMMA inlaid
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 xx
DEF = set ornamentally into another substance
EX 1 gold inlaid in(to) wood inlaid gold
LEMMA inlaid
POS adj
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 xx
DEF = having another substance set in
EX 1 wood inlaid with gold inlaid wood
LEMMA inland
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = done or placed inside a country, not near the coast or other countries
EX 1 the inland forests inland trade
LEMMA inland
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = done or placed inside a country, not near the coast or other countries
EX 1 the inland forests inland trade
LEMMA inmost
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = farthest inside
EX 1 the inmost depths of the cave
LEMMA inmost
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = most well hidden
EX 1 inmost desires
LEMMA innate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of qualities) which someone was born with
EX 1 innate kindness
LEMMA inner
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (placed) inside
EX 1 the inner ear an inner room
LEMMA inner
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (placed) inside
EX 1 the inner ear an inner room
LEMMA inner
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = closest to the centre (and in control) of what is happening (esp. in the phr. inner circle)
EX 1
LEMMA inner
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = closest to the centre (and in control) of what is happening (esp. in the phr. inner circle)
EX 1
LEMMA inner
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = secret, esp. if of the spirit
EX 1 an inner meaning inner life
LEMMA inner
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = secret, esp. if of the spirit
EX 1 an inner meaning inner life
LEMMA innocent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) guiltless
EX 1 He was innocent of the crime
LEMMA innocent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) guiltless
EX 1 He was innocent of the crime
LEMMA innocent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of things) harmless
EX 1 innocent enjoyment/pleasures
LEMMA innocent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) simple; not able to recognize evil
EX 1 a trusting innocent young child
LEMMA innocuous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of actions, statements, etc.) harmless; not intended to offend
EX 1
LEMMA innumerable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too many to be counted
EX 1
LEMMA inoffensive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and their acts) not causing any harm; not causing dislike in other people
EX 1 an inoffensive manner a quiet inoffensive sort of woman
LEMMA inoperable
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of diseased growths on or in the body) that cannot be removed by operation so as to cure the person
EX 1
LEMMA inoperable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be put into practice or made to continue
EX 1 an inoperable plan
LEMMA inoperative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not able to work as usual
EX 1
LEMMA inoperative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without effect
EX 1
LEMMA inopportune
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unsuitable for the time
EX 1 an inopportune visit/remark
LEMMA inopportune
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (usu. of time) unsuitable (for something to happen)
EX 1 He called at an inopportune moment, when we were busy
LEMMA inordinate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = beyond reasonable limits
EX 1 inordinate demands for higher wages
LEMMA inorganic
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
DEF = not of living material; not ORGANIC (1)
EX 1
LEMMA inorganic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not showing the pattern or organization typical of natural growth
EX 1
LEMMA inquiring
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that shows an interest in knowing about things (esp. in the phr. an inquiring (turn of ) mind)
EX 1
LEMMA inquisitive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and their acts) of a type which tries to find out (too many) details about things and people
EX 1
LEMMA inquisitorial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like or typical of an INQUISITOR
EX 1 inquisitorial people/behaviour
LEMMA in-residence
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 on
DEF = (usu. in comb.) being officially connected with an organization in the stated manner or position
EX 1 She was made poet-in-residence at the university, and worked with students for a year
LEMMA in-residence
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 on
DEF = (usu. in comb.) being officially connected with an organization in the stated manner or position
EX 1 She was made poet-in-residence at the university, and worked with students for a year
LEMMA in-residence
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 on
DEF = (usu. in comb.) being officially connected with an organization in the stated manner or position
EX 1 She was made poet-in-residence at the university, and worked with students for a year
LEMMA insalubrious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of CLIMATE or a place) not SALUBRIOUS; of a type which encourages bad health
EX 1 (fig.) an insalubrious friendship
LEMMA insane
POS adj
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zy
DEF = (of people and their acts) mad
EX 1
LEMMA insanitary
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = which is likely to harm the health by causing disease
EX 1 insanitary conditions
LEMMA insatiable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that cannot be satisfied
EX 1 an insatiable love for music You can't be hungry again_you're insatiable!
LEMMA insatiate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not satisfied by anything
EX 1
LEMMA inscrutable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and their acts) whose meaning is hidden or hard to find out; mysterious
EX 1 an inscrutable smile
LEMMA insectivorous
POS adj
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 ..
DEF = eating insects as food
EX 1 Many birds are insectivorous
LEMMA insecure
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not safe; which cannot support people, things, etc. not safe; not supported; likely to fall
EX 1 (fig.) I'm insecure in a job where I may be told to leave any day
LEMMA insecure
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (feeling) afraid; (feeling) unsupported
EX 1 He's a very insecure person_that's why he seems always bad-tempered
LEMMA insensate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without the power to have feelings
EX 1
LEMMA insensate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lacking in human feelings; unreasoning
EX 1 insensate anger
LEMMA insensible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = old use unable to have feelings (of )
EX 1
LEMMA insensible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not conscious
EX 1
LEMMA insensible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not conscious
EX 1
LEMMA insensible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = UNAWARE (of); lacking knowledge of
EX 1 insensible of his danger
LEMMA insensible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too small to be noticed
EX 1 an insensible change
LEMMA insensitive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not having the feeling which is usual when one meets (a certain) experience
EX 1 insensitive to pain an insensitive mind
LEMMA insensitive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and their acts) not kind to others because one does not understand how they feel; TACTless
EX 1 an insensitive remark
LEMMA inseparable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that cannot be separated (from something else or from one another)
EX 1 inseparable friends
LEMMA in-service
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (taking place) during one's work (esp. in the phr. in-service training)
EX 1
LEMMA in-service
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (taking place) during one's work (esp. in the phr. in-service training)
EX 1
LEMMA in-service
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (taking place) during one's work (esp. in the phr. in-service training)
EX 1
LEMMA inside
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = to or on the area within (something else), esp. in a house; facing the INSIDE@1 (1)
EX 1 the inside pages
LEMMA inside
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = to or on the area within (something else), esp. in a house; facing the INSIDE@1 (1)
EX 1 the inside pages
LEMMA inside
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = at or from the heart or centre of the action
EX 1 our inside man (=someone who lets us know what's happening in a secret and/or important event) the inside story (=the details of something in the news esp. as reported in the newspaper) an inside job (=a robbery done by somebody connected with the place, organization, etc., which has been robbed)
LEMMA inside
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = at or from the heart or centre of the action
EX 1 our inside man (=someone who lets us know what's happening in a secret and/or important event) the inside story (=the details of something in the news esp. as reported in the newspaper) an inside job (=a robbery done by somebody connected with the place, organization, etc., which has been robbed)
LEMMA insidious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unnoticed in action but causing something very bad in the end; secretly harmful
EX 1 the insidious growth of decay
LEMMA insignificant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not (seeming or looking) of value and/or importance
EX 1
LEMMA insincere
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not sincere
EX 1
LEMMA insipid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lacking a strong effect esp. a taste
EX 1 insipid food an insipid character
LEMMA insistent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) repeatedly INSISTing or making demands
EX 1 He's very insistent that he'll finish in time. an insistent refusal
LEMMA insistent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) repeatedly INSISTing or making demands
EX 1 He's very insistent that he'll finish in time. an insistent refusal
LEMMA insistent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people) repeatedly INSISTing or making demands
EX 1 He's very insistent that he'll finish in time. an insistent refusal
LEMMA insistent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of acts) needing to be done, answered, etc.; urgent
EX 1 an insistent message
LEMMA insolent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and their acts) showing disrespectful rudeness; INSULTing (to someone else)
EX 1
LEMMA insoluble
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be made right, brought to a good result, or SOLVEd
EX 1
LEMMA insoluble
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 xx
DEF = which cannot be DISSOLVEd (esp. 1,2) insoluble in water
EX 1
LEMMA insolvable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = INSOLUBLE (1)
EX 1
LEMMA insolvent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not having money to pay what one owes
EX 1
LEMMA insolvent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = humor having used up one's money, esp. one's wages
EX 1
LEMMA insomniac
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (someone) who habitually cannot sleep, or can sleep only for a short period of the night
EX 1
LEMMA insomniac
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (someone) who habitually cannot sleep, or can sleep only for a short period of the night
EX 1
LEMMA inspired
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = so clever as to seem to show INSPIRATION (2), esp. from God
EX 1 an inspired guess She sang as if inspired
LEMMA instant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = happening at once
EX 1 instant change
LEMMA instant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = happening at once
EX 1 instant change
LEMMA instant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = urgent
EX 1 in instant need
LEMMA instant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = urgent
EX 1 in instant need
LEMMA instant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of food and such) which can be made up easily for use
EX 1 instant hot water with our new heating system! instant coffee
LEMMA instant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of food and such) which can be made up easily for use
EX 1 instant hot water with our new heating system! instant coffee
LEMMA instant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of food and such) which can be made up easily for use
EX 1 instant hot water with our new heating system! instant coffee
LEMMA instant
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
DEF = INST.
EX 1
LEMMA instant
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
DEF = INST.
EX 1
LEMMA instantaneous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = happening at once
EX 1
LEMMA instinct
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = filled (with a quality, usu. a good quality)
EX 1
LEMMA instinctive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = resulting from INSTINCT@1
EX 1 instinctive fear of snakes
LEMMA instructive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = giving useful information
EX 1
LEMMA instrumental
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = helpful (in); (part of) the cause of
EX 1 I was instrumental in catching the criminal
LEMMA instrumental
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of music) for instruments, not voices
EX 1 an instrumental work
LEMMA insubordinate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ((of the behaviour) of a person of lower rank) disobedient; not showing willingness to take orders
EX 1
LEMMA insubstantial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lacking substance or material nature; without material reality
EX 1
LEMMA insubstantial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lacking firmness or solidity; weak or unsatisfying
EX 1 an insubstantial meal
LEMMA insufferable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unbearable (in behaviour); too proud in manner
EX 1 insufferable rudeness He's insufferable
LEMMA insufficient
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not enough
EX 1 insufficient help help insufficient for the purpose (fml) insufficient of the butter for our needs
LEMMA insufficient
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not enough
EX 1 insufficient help help insufficient for the purpose (fml) insufficient of the butter for our needs
LEMMA insufficient
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not enough
EX 1 insufficient help help insufficient for the purpose (fml) insufficient of the butter for our needs
LEMMA insular
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, concerning, or like an island
EX 1
LEMMA insular
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = narrow (in mind); interested only or mainly in a small group, country, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA insuperable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of something in one's way) which is too difficult to be conquered or passed
EX 1 insuperable difficulties/BARRIERs
LEMMA insupportable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = unbearable (because bad)
EX 1 insupportable behaviour/pain/discontent
LEMMA insured
POS adj
FIELD1 in
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having insurance of any type
EX 1 If the camera is stolen the insured (person/people) receive(s) a sum of money. Are you insured (against fire)?
LEMMA insured
POS adj
FIELD1 in
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having insurance of any type
EX 1 If the camera is stolen the insured (person/people) receive(s) a sum of money. Are you insured (against fire)?
LEMMA insured
POS adj
FIELD1 in
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having insurance of any type
EX 1 If the camera is stolen the insured (person/people) receive(s) a sum of money. Are you insured (against fire)?
LEMMA insurgent
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 mi
DEF = ready to take power by or as if by force, after rising against the people who have power
EX 1
LEMMA insurgent
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 mi
DEF = ready to take power by or as if by force, after rising against the people who have power
EX 1
LEMMA insurmountable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too large, difficult, etc., to be dealt with
EX 1
LEMMA intact
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = whole because no part has been touched or spoilt
EX 1 The delicate parcel arrived intact
LEMMA intangible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which by its nature cannot be known by the senses, though it can be felt
EX 1 an intangible quality an intangible presence in the room
LEMMA intangible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which is difficult to understand
EX 1 intangible difficulties
LEMMA intangible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which is hidden or not material, but known to be real
EX 1 intangible ASSETs (=money belonging to a business)
LEMMA integral
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = necessary (to complete something)
EX 1 an integral part of the argument
LEMMA integral
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = necessary (to complete something)
EX 1 an integral part of the argument
LEMMA integral
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
DEF = concerning an INTEGER
EX 1
LEMMA integral
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
DEF = concerning an INTEGER
EX 1
LEMMA integrated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing a usu. pleasing mixture of qualities, groups, etc.
EX 1 an integrated school with children of different races and social classes (well-)integrated characters a poorly-/badly-integrated person
LEMMA intellectual
POS adj
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 xx
DEF = concerning the INTELLECT
EX 1 intellectual subjects
LEMMA intellectual
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = able to use the INTELLECT well; showing unusual reasoning powers
EX 1 an intellectual argument/family
LEMMA intelligent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing powers of reasoning or understanding
EX 1 All human beings are much more intelligent than animals. an intelligent plan an intelligent dog easily trained to control sheep
LEMMA intelligible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of speech or writing) which can be understood
EX 1
LEMMA intemperate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and their acts) IMMODERATE esp. in eating and drinking; doing too much of an activity, never keeping to the usual average
EX 1 intemperate habits
LEMMA intense
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = strong (in quality or feeling)
EX 1 intense cold intense sorrow a very intense person who cares deeply about everything
LEMMA intensive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which gives a lot of attention or action to a small amount of something/in a small amount of time
EX 1 Intensive care in hospitals is given to the seriously ill
LEMMA intensive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very strong; INTENSE
EX 1
LEMMA intent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing fixed attention (in doing or wishing to do)
EX 1 an intent look He's intent on his studies/on going to France
LEMMA intentional
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (done) on purpose
EX 1
LEMMA intercalary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml put in between; added between
EX 1
LEMMA intercalary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fml put in between; added between
EX 1
LEMMA intercalary
POS adj
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
DEF = tech (of a day or month) added to a year to make the year the right length tech (of a year) having such time added
EX 1
LEMMA intercalary
POS adj
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
DEF = tech (of a day or month) added to a year to make the year the right length tech (of a year) having such time added
EX 1
LEMMA interchangeable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which can be used in place of each other/something else
EX 1
LEMMA interchangeable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which can be used in place of each other/something else
EX 1
LEMMA intercollegiate
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (done) among members of different colleges
EX 1 intercollegiate sports
LEMMA intercontinental
POS adj
FIELD1 6o
FIELD2 p2
DEF = (used, done, connected with, etc.) different land masses (CONTINENTs)
EX 1 intercontinental trade
LEMMA interdenominational
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
DEF = between or among different branches of the Christian church
EX 1
LEMMA interdependent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = depending on each other; necessary to each other
EX 1
LEMMA interested
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = concerned; having or showing interest
EX 1 I was interested in your remark. I was interested to hear your remark. an interested look on his face
LEMMA interested
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = concerned; having or showing interest
EX 1 I was interested in your remark. I was interested to hear your remark. an interested look on his face
LEMMA interested
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 xx
DEF = personally concerned; on whom there will be an effect; who cannot make a fair judgment from the outside
EX 1 the interested PARTY (=tech person)
LEMMA interesting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which takes (and keeps) one's interest
EX 1 an interesting idea
LEMMA interim
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (done) as a less complete part of something to be given in full later
EX 1 an interim measure (=means) to help those in need the interim report of the society
LEMMA interim
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (done) as a less complete part of something to be given in full later
EX 1 an interim measure (=means) to help those in need the interim report of the society
LEMMA interior
POS adj
FIELD1 6o
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (the part which is) inside, indoors, or farthest from the edge or outside
EX 1 interior furnishings went into the interior (of the country)
LEMMA interior
POS adj
FIELD1 6o
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (the part which is) inside, indoors, or farthest from the edge or outside
EX 1 interior furnishings went into the interior (of the country)
LEMMA interlinear
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 lt
DEF = written or printed between the original lines
EX 1 an interlinear translation
LEMMA intermediary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a person) coming between 2 other things, groups, people, often so as to join them, bring them into agreement, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA intermediate
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (done or happening) between 2 others; halfway
EX 1
LEMMA interminable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (seeming) endless
EX 1
LEMMA intermittent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = happening, then stopping, then happening again, with pauses in between; not continuous
EX 1
LEMMA internal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or in the inside, esp. of the body
EX 1 internal damage
LEMMA internal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or in the inside, esp. of the body
EX 1 internal damage
LEMMA internal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = DOMESTIC@1 (3); not foreign
EX 1 internal trade
LEMMA internal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = DOMESTIC@1 (3); not foreign
EX 1 internal trade
LEMMA internal
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 xx
DEF = existing or obtainable within that which is under consideration rather than from other pieces of writing, witnesses, etc. (often in the phr. internal evidence)
EX 1
LEMMA internal
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 xx
DEF = existing or obtainable within that which is under consideration rather than from other pieces of writing, witnesses, etc. (often in the phr. internal evidence)
EX 1
LEMMA international
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having to do with more than one nation
EX 1
LEMMA internecine
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having to do with bitter struggle or fighting within a group
EX 1
LEMMA internecine
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of war) which destroys both sides
EX 1
LEMMA interpersonal
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being, related to, or concerning relations between persons
EX 1 interpersonal relations
LEMMA interplanetary
POS adj
FIELD1 ao
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (happening or done) between the PLANETs
EX 1 interplanetary travel/space
LEMMA interpretative
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or concerning INTERPRETATION
EX 1
LEMMA interracial
POS adj
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 so
DEF = (done, happening, etc.) between (human) races
EX 1 interracial friendship
LEMMA interrogative
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 xx
DEF = which asks a question
EX 1
LEMMA interrogatory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which seems to ask a question
EX 1 in an interrogatory voice
LEMMA interstate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = done, connecting, or happening between states such as the states of the US
EX 1
LEMMA interstate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = done, connecting, or happening between states such as the states of the US
EX 1
LEMMA interstellar
POS adj
FIELD1 as
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (placed or moving) between the stars
EX 1 interstellar gases/space
LEMMA interstellar
POS adj
FIELD1 as
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (placed or moving) between the stars
EX 1 interstellar gases/space
LEMMA intertribal
POS adj
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (done, happening, etc.) between tribes
EX 1 intertribal marriages
LEMMA intertribal
POS adj
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (done, happening, etc.) between tribes
EX 1 intertribal marriages
LEMMA interurban
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (placed or moving) between towns
EX 1 interurban road systems
LEMMA interurban
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (placed or moving) between towns
EX 1 interurban road systems
LEMMA intestate
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = not having made a WILL@2 (6) which leaves one's property to named people (in the phr. die intestate)
EX 1
LEMMA intestinal
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 xx
DEF = of or concerning the INTESTINE
EX 1
LEMMA intimate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (concerning people who are) close in relationship or wish to seem so
EX 1 intimate friends an intimate party an intimate restaurant where you eat by candlelight
LEMMA intimate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = personal; private
EX 1 one's intimate beliefs
LEMMA intimate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = concerned in a sexual relationship with someone else or each other
EX 1 They were intimate. to be intimate with someone
LEMMA intimate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = detailed; resulting from close connection with
EX 1
LEMMA intolerable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which is too difficult, painful, etc., to be borne; unbearable
EX 1
LEMMA intolerant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not by one's nature able to accept ways of thinking and behaving which are different from one's own
EX 1 intolerant of any opposition
LEMMA intoxicant
POS adj
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 za
DEF = (something) which INTOXICATEs, esp. an alcoholic drink
EX 1
LEMMA intractable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and their acts) showing such a strong will as to be difficult to control
EX 1
LEMMA intramural
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 xx
DEF = being or happening within a building or organization
EX 1 intramural courses at college
LEMMA intramural
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 xx
DEF = being or happening within a building or organization
EX 1 intramural courses at college
LEMMA intramural
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 sp
DEF = (of a competition) limited to the student body of a single school, university, etc.
EX 1 intramural sports
LEMMA intramural
POS adj
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 sp
DEF = (of a competition) limited to the student body of a single school, university, etc.
EX 1 intramural sports
LEMMA intransigent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and their acts) showing strong ideas which cannot be changed by others' wishes
EX 1
LEMMA intransitive
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a verb) which has a subject but not an object
EX 1 In this dictionary the mark [I] shows an intransitive (verb)
LEMMA intravenous
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (done) within a VEIN (=blood vessel taking blood back to the heart)
EX 1 an intravenous INJECTION
LEMMA intrepid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and their acts) showing no fear
EX 1
LEMMA intricate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = containing many detailed parts and thus difficult to understand
EX 1
LEMMA intrinsic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being part of the nature or character of someone or something
EX 1
LEMMA intrinsic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being part of the nature or character of someone or something
EX 1
LEMMA intrinsic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = being part of the nature or character of someone or something
EX 1
LEMMA introductory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which INTRODUCEs (3)
EX 1 a few introductory remarks before the main points
LEMMA introspective
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tending to think (too) deeply about oneself
EX 1
LEMMA introverted
POS adj
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zp
DEF = concerning oneself with one's own thoughts, acts, personal life, etc., rather than spending much time sharing activities with others
EX 1
LEMMA intrusive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or concerning INTRUSION
EX 1
LEMMA intrusive
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
DEF = tech (of a sound) which tends to or does INTRUDE, or come in unnecessarily
EX 1
LEMMA intuitive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and their acts) showing or formed by INTUITION
EX 1
LEMMA invalid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not correct or correctly expressed, esp. in law; not (any longer) suitable for use
EX 1 an invalid claim
LEMMA invaluable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of qualities) too valuable for the worth to be measured
EX 1 your invaluable help
LEMMA invariable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot vary or change
EX 1
LEMMA inventive
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing the ability to invent or think in new and different ways
EX 1
LEMMA inverse
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (that which is) opposite (in order or position)
EX 1 the inverse of 4 (=\.l\) is \; the figure 4 is in (the) inverse position
LEMMA inverse
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (that which is) opposite (in order or position)
EX 1 the inverse of 4 (=\.l\) is \; the figure 4 is in (the) inverse position
LEMMA inverse
POS adj
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 xx
DEF = (that which is) opposite (in order or position)
EX 1 the inverse of 4 (=\.l\) is \; the figure 4 is in (the) inverse position
LEMMA invertebrate
POS adj
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a living creature) which has no BACKBONE (3)
EX 1
LEMMA inveterate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = settled in the usu. bad habits of (the type of person or quality mentioned)
EX 1 an inveterate LIAR inveterate hatred
LEMMA inveterate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = settled in the usu. bad habits of (the type of person or quality mentioned)
EX 1 an inveterate LIAR inveterate hatred
LEMMA invidious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which will make people unjustly offended or jealous of one another
EX 1
LEMMA invidious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which will make people unjustly offended or jealous of one another
EX 1
LEMMA invidious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which will make people unjustly offended or jealous of one another
EX 1
LEMMA invincible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = too strong to be conquered
EX 1
LEMMA inviolable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be VIOLATEd; which is too highly respected to be attacked, changed, etc.
EX 1 inviolable rights
LEMMA inviolate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not VIOLATEd
EX 1
LEMMA invisible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that cannot be seen because of nature, size or position; hidden from sight
EX 1
LEMMA invisible
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
DEF = that is not usually recorded, esp. in statements of profit and loss
EX 1 invisible earnings/EXPORTs
LEMMA inviting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = attractive; which encourages a suitable action
EX 1 inviting lips inviting goods in the shop window
LEMMA involuntary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not (done) from choice or intention; unwilled
EX 1
LEMMA involved
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having related parts which are difficult to understand; COMPLICATED (2)
EX 1
LEMMA involved
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) closely connected in relationships and activities with others, esp. in a personal or sexual way
EX 1 He's deeply involved (with her) and feels he must marry her because everyone expects it
LEMMA invulnerable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that cannot be harmed by attack
EX 1 (fig.) an invulnerable argument
LEMMA inward
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (placed) on the inside
EX 1
LEMMA inward
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = moving towards the inside
EX 1
LEMMA inward
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of the mind or spirit
EX 1
LEMMA inwrought
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a pattern) worked into the material
EX 1
LEMMA inwrought
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a pattern) worked into the material
EX 1
LEMMA inwrought
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a pattern) worked into the material
EX 1
LEMMA inwrought
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a material) with a pattern worked in
EX 1
LEMMA inwrought
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a material) with a pattern worked in
EX 1
LEMMA inwrought
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a material) with a pattern worked in
EX 1
LEMMA ionic
POS adj
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 zb
DEF = of, related to, like, or typical of a slightly ornamental style of ancient Greek ARCHITECTURE (building)
EX 1 an Ionic pillar
LEMMA iranian
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = PERSIAN (1)
EX 1
LEMMA irascible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) tending to get angry
EX 1
LEMMA irate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and their acts) showing (strong) anger
EX 1 an irate letter
LEMMA iridescent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing changing colours as light falls on it
EX 1
LEMMA irish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of Ireland, its people, or their language
EX 1
LEMMA irksome
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = troublesome; annoying
EX 1
LEMMA ironclad
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 zv
DEF = (a ship) covered in iron to protect it in war
EX 1
LEMMA ironclad
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 zv
DEF = (a ship) covered in iron to protect it in war
EX 1
LEMMA iron-grey
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of a shiny grey colour
EX 1 iron-grey hair
LEMMA ironic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = expressing IRONY; of a strange and often bitterly funny quality which shows that things are not as they seem or were meant to be
EX 1 an ironic saying, such as "God sends you nuts when you've no teeth"
LEMMA irrational
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of living things) without power to reason
EX 1
LEMMA irrational
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and their acts) not (done by) using reason; against reasonable behaviour
EX 1
LEMMA irreconcilable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and their acts) which cannot be brought into agreement together or with something else
EX 1
LEMMA irrecoverable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be got back or recovered
EX 1
LEMMA irredeemable
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (esp. of paper money) that cannot be exchanged for goods or gold
EX 1
LEMMA irredeemable
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 bz
DEF = (esp. of paper promises to pay (BONDs)) that cannot be exchanged for money, though yearly interest is received on the value
EX 1
LEMMA irredeemable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that cannot be made good again
EX 1 an irredeemable loss
LEMMA irreducible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be made smaller or simpler
EX 1
LEMMA irrefutable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that is too strong to be disproved
EX 1 an irrefutable argument
LEMMA irregular
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of shape) having different-sized parts; uneven; not level
EX 1
LEMMA irregular
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of time) at unevenly separated points; not equal
EX 1
LEMMA irregular
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not according to the usual rules, habits, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA irregular
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (in grammar) not following the usual pattern
EX 1 an irregular verb
LEMMA irrelevant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not having any real connection with or relation to something else
EX 1 If he can do the job well, his age is irrelevant (=does not matter)
LEMMA irreligious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and their acts) against religion (of people and their acts) showing lack of religion or religious feeling
EX 1
LEMMA irremediable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which is too bad to be put right, or made well
EX 1
LEMMA irremovable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that cannot be removed, esp. from an official position
EX 1
LEMMA irreparable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which is too bad to be repaired or put right
EX 1
LEMMA irreplaceable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that is too special or unusual to be REPLACEd (2)
EX 1
LEMMA irrepressible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that is too strong or forceful to be held back
EX 1 irrepressible high spirits an irrepressible talker
LEMMA irreproachable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and their acts) so good that not the smallest blame could be given; faultless
EX 1
LEMMA irresistible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and their qualities) too strong not to have the intended effect; that cannot be RESISTed (3,4)
EX 1 She's an irresistible child
LEMMA irresistible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = so strong or powerful as to control the actions of people or things; that cannot be RESISTed (1,2,3)
EX 1 an irresistible argument/force
LEMMA irresolute
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (typical of a person who is) unable to make decisions and take action; weak in character
EX 1
LEMMA irresponsible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and their acts) showing lack of ability to behave carefully, think of the effect of actions on others, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA irretrievable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that cannot be got back or put back into the original better state
EX 1
LEMMA irreverent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and their acts) showing lack of respect, esp. for religion
EX 1
LEMMA irreversible
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = which cannot be turned back to bring about a former state
EX 1
LEMMA irrevocable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that cannot be changed once started
EX 1 an irrevocable decision
LEMMA irritable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tending to get angry at small things which are being said or done
EX 1
LEMMA irritable
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
DEF = tech able to produce action when influenced by touch, light, heat, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA irritant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a substance) which IRRITATEs (3)
EX 1
LEMMA irritant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a substance) which IRRITATEs (3)
EX 1
LEMMA isolated
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = standing out on its own; the only one of its type
EX 1 On one isolated occasion I saw him laugh. an isolated farmhouse
LEMMA israeli
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zl
DEF = of the modern state of Israel
EX 1
LEMMA israelite
POS adj
FIELD1 bl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of the ancient kingdom of Israel
EX 1
LEMMA italian
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of Italy, its people, or their language
EX 1
LEMMA italic
POS adj
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zy
DEF = of or concerning ITALICS
EX 1 This is an italic example
LEMMA italic
POS adj
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zy
DEF = of or concerning ITALICS
EX 1 This is an italic example
LEMMA italic
POS adj
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zy
DEF = of or concerning ITALICS
EX 1 This is an italic example
LEMMA italic
POS adj
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zy
DEF = of or concerning ITALIC@2
EX 1 italic handwriting
LEMMA italic
POS adj
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zy
DEF = of or concerning ITALIC@2
EX 1 italic handwriting
LEMMA italic
POS adj
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zy
DEF = of or concerning ITALIC@2
EX 1 italic handwriting
LEMMA itchy
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of people or parts of the body, materials, etc.) feeling, or causing one to feel, an ITCH@2
EX 1 rough itchy woollen socks
LEMMA itinerant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = habitually travelling from place to place, esp. to practise one's trade or profession
EX 1 an itinerant judge
LEMMA itinerant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = habitually travelling from place to place, esp. to practise one's trade or profession
EX 1 an itinerant judge
LEMMA its
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = ( poss. form of IT@1) belonging to it
EX 1 The cat drank its milk and washed its ears
LEMMA itsy-bitsy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = humor very small; TINY
EX 1
LEMMA itsy-bitsy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = humor very small; TINY
EX 1
LEMMA itsy-bitsy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml consisting of too many small bits, which do not fit together into a satisfying whole
EX 1
LEMMA itty-bitty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = ITSY-BITSY (1)
EX 1
LEMMA ivied
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = covered with IVY
EX 1 an ivied wall
LEMMA jacobean
POS adj
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 ub
DEF = (a person) of the period 1603 to 1625, when James I was king of England
EX 1 Jacobean poetry/furniture
LEMMA jacobite
POS adj
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 ua
DEF = (of or like) a person who wanted a descendant of King James II to be king of England
EX 1
LEMMA jaded
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tired because of having had too much of something, such as experience
EX 1
LEMMA jagged
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a rough uneven edge, often with sharp points
EX 1
LEMMA jammy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = easy
EX 1 That examination was really jammy
LEMMA jammy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lucky, esp. in a way that makes other people annoyed
EX 1 You jammy fellow! Why can't I ever win as much money as that?
LEMMA jam-packed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = with many people or things very close together; very CROWDED
EX 1
LEMMA jaundiced
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = suffering or appearing to suffer from JAUNDICE
EX 1
LEMMA jaundiced
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = mistrustful; (of a person) tending to judge others unfavourably
EX 1 He looks on all these modern ideas with a rather jaundiced eye
LEMMA jaunty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (showing that one feels) satisfied with oneself and pleased with life
EX 1 a jaunty person/wave of the hand
LEMMA jazzy
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = like JAZZ music
EX 1
LEMMA jazzy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = attracting attention, as with bright loud colours
EX 1 a very jazzy dress a jazzy new car
LEMMA jealous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = wanting to keep what one has; POSSESSIVE
EX 1 He is jealous of his possessions/of his wife's love/of his rights. Othello was a jealous husband
LEMMA jealous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = wanting to get what someone else has; ENVIOUS
EX 1 He is jealous of their success
LEMMA jealous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = shocked and angry at not being liked so well as someone else
EX 1 He was jealous when he discovered that she loved someone else
LEMMA jejune
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of writings) poor; uninteresting; unsatisfying
EX 1
LEMMA jejune
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = esp. AmE childish
EX 1
LEMMA jellied
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
DEF = prepared in jelly
EX 1 jellied fish
LEMMA jerky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = moving by JERKs@2; not smooth in movement
EX 1
LEMMA jerky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of speaking) with sudden starts and stops
EX 1
LEMMA jerky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = AmE sl (of a person or his behaviour) silly; foolish; ungraceful
EX 1
LEMMA jesting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in JEST@1; that is able to or intended to make people laugh
EX 1 a jesting person/remark
LEMMA jesuitical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (often cap.) of or like a JESUIT (2)
EX 1
LEMMA jet-black
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of the colour of JET@1; very dark shiny black
EX 1
LEMMA jet-propelled
POS adj
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a plane) pushed through the air by a JET ENGINE
EX 1
LEMMA jet-propelled
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml very fast
EX 1
LEMMA jewelled
POS adj
FIELD1 jw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of things) ornamented with, or having, jewels
EX 1
LEMMA jewish
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zj
DEF = of the JEWs
EX 1 the Jewish religion
LEMMA jiggered
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very surprised
EX 1 Well, I'll be jiggered! (=I am very surprised)
LEMMA jiggered
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very tired
EX 1
LEMMA jobbing
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
DEF = working and getting paid by the JOB (1)
EX 1 We use a jobbing gardener who comes on Thursdays
LEMMA jobbing
POS adj
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
DEF = working and getting paid by the JOB (1)
EX 1 We use a jobbing gardener who comes on Thursdays
LEMMA jobless
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
DEF = without a JOB (4)
EX 1
LEMMA jobless
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
DEF = without a JOB (4)
EX 1
LEMMA jobless
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
DEF = without a JOB (4)
EX 1
LEMMA jocose
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of or from a person who is or looks serious) meant or meaning to cause laughter
EX 1
LEMMA jocular
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = meant or meaning to cause laughter, perhaps in reply to a serious question
EX 1 a jocular reply/person
LEMMA jocund
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = merry; cheerful; ready to laugh happily
EX 1 "A poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company" (Wordsworth)
LEMMA joint
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = shared by 2 or more people
EX 1 our joint opinion to take joint action joint owners
LEMMA joint
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = shared by 2 or more people
EX 1 our joint opinion to take joint action joint owners
LEMMA jolly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = merry; happy
EX 1 a jolly person/laugh
LEMMA jolly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml euph slightly drunk
EX 1
LEMMA jolly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = nice; pleasant
EX 1 a jolly holiday
LEMMA jolty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that JOLTs@1
EX 1 a jolty bus
LEMMA jovial
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of fat old men) full of good humour; friendly; loving company
EX 1 a jovial person/voice
LEMMA joyful
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full of joy
EX 1 a joyful person/event
LEMMA joyless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = without joy; unhappy
EX 1
LEMMA joyous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full of or causing joy
EX 1 a joyous heart/event
LEMMA jubilant
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = filled with or expressing great joy
EX 1 a jubilant person/shout
LEMMA judaic
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zj
DEF = of Jews or JUDAISM
EX 1
LEMMA judicial
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, by, related to, or connected with a court of law, a judge, or his judgment
EX 1 a judicial decision
LEMMA judicious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing good judgment, the ability to form sensible opinions, make sensible decisions, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA juicy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having a lot of juice
EX 1 a juicy orange
LEMMA juicy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that will result in a lot of money
EX 1 a juicy contract that will make you rich
LEMMA juicy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = interesting, esp. because providing information about bad or improper behaviour
EX 1 I want all the juicy details
LEMMA jumbo
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = larger than others of the same kind
EX 1 a jumbo-sized plate of ice cream a jumbo JET
LEMMA jumbo
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = larger than others of the same kind
EX 1 a jumbo-sized plate of ice cream a jumbo JET
LEMMA jumped-up
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having too great an idea of one's own importance, esp. because of having just risen high socially
EX 1
LEMMA jumpy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = nervously excited
EX 1
LEMMA junior
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = younger
EX 1 my junior brother You are still my junior
LEMMA junior
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = younger
EX 1 my junior brother You are still my junior
LEMMA junior
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = younger
EX 1 my junior brother You are still my junior
LEMMA junior
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of lower rank or position
EX 1 a junior officer/minister He is junior to many other people who work here
LEMMA junior
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of lower rank or position
EX 1 a junior officer/minister He is junior to many other people who work here
LEMMA junior
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of lower rank or position
EX 1 a junior officer/minister He is junior to many other people who work here
LEMMA junoesque
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a woman) tall and having a proud queenly beauty like that of the Greek goddess Juno
EX 1
LEMMA juridical
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of or related to the LAW@1 (2) or to judges
EX 1
LEMMA just
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fair; in accordance with what is right and true
EX 1 a very just man/judge/law
LEMMA just
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = well-deserved
EX 1 You have received a just reward/punishment
LEMMA just
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = proper; fitting
EX 1 It's just that you should be rewarded for your work
LEMMA just
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = exact
EX 1 a just balance between the 2 of them
LEMMA justifiable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that is or can be JUSTIFIED
EX 1
LEMMA justified
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = provided with a good reason
EX 1 Is he justified in his behaviour?
LEMMA juvenile
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, like, by, or for young people, no longer babies but not yet fully grown
EX 1 juvenile books a juvenile court
LEMMA juvenile
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = young and foolish
EX 1
LEMMA kaleidoscopic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of scenes and colours) changing quickly and often
EX 1
LEMMA kaput
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = broken; finished; no longer useful
EX 1
LEMMA kaput
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = broken; finished; no longer useful
EX 1
LEMMA keen
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sharp; with a fine cutting edge
EX 1 Careful with that knife: it's got a keen edge! (fig.) There was a keen wind blowing from the east
LEMMA keen
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = sharp; with a fine cutting edge
EX 1 Careful with that knife: it's got a keen edge! (fig.) There was a keen wind blowing from the east
LEMMA keen
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of the mind, the feelings, the 5 senses, etc.) good, strong, quick at understanding, deeply felt, etc.
EX 1 a keen mind a keen desire keen sorrow keen sight (fig.) a keen eye
LEMMA keen
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of the mind, the feelings, the 5 senses, etc.) good, strong, quick at understanding, deeply felt, etc.
EX 1 a keen mind a keen desire keen sorrow keen sight (fig.) a keen eye
LEMMA keen
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a game or struggle of any kind) done with eagerness and activity on both sides
EX 1 a keen football match/struggle for power keen competition for the job
LEMMA keen
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a game or struggle of any kind) done with eagerness and activity on both sides
EX 1 a keen football match/struggle for power keen competition for the job
LEMMA keen
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) having a strong, active interest in something; eager or anxious to do something
EX 1 a keen student of politics (BrE) keen to pass the examination (BrE) Her father wants her to go to university, but she is not keen
LEMMA keen
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) having a strong, active interest in something; eager or anxious to do something
EX 1 a keen student of politics (BrE) keen to pass the examination (BrE) Her father wants her to go to university, but she is not keen
LEMMA keen
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) having a strong, active interest in something; eager or anxious to do something
EX 1 a keen student of politics (BrE) keen to pass the examination (BrE) Her father wants her to go to university, but she is not keen
LEMMA keen
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) having a strong, active interest in something; eager or anxious to do something
EX 1 a keen student of politics (BrE) keen to pass the examination (BrE) Her father wants her to go to university, but she is not keen
LEMMA keen
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml having a strong liking for or a strong active interest in something or someone; eager or anxious to do something
EX 1 keen on politics/on John/on passing the examination
LEMMA keen
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml having a strong liking for or a strong active interest in something or someone; eager or anxious to do something
EX 1 keen on politics/on John/on passing the examination
LEMMA keyless
POS adj
FIELD1 hr
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a clock) not needing a key for winding
EX 1
LEMMA khaki
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = a yellow-brown colour
EX 1
LEMMA khaki
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = a yellow-brown colour
EX 1
LEMMA khaki
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = a yellow-brown colour
EX 1
LEMMA khaki
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = cloth of this colour, esp. as worn by soldiers
EX 1
LEMMA khaki
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = cloth of this colour, esp. as worn by soldiers
EX 1
LEMMA kidney shaped
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = shaped like a KIDNEY; irregularly roundish with a small hollow
EX 1 That rich man owns a big kidney shaped swimming pool
LEMMA killing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that kills or makes very tired
EX 1 This work is really killing
LEMMA killing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml now rare very funny
EX 1 a killing joke
LEMMA kind
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = helpful; (that shows one is) interested in the happiness or feelings of others
EX 1 a kind person/action/thought Be kind to animals. Would you be kind enough to do it? Would you be so kind as to do it? It was very kind of you to do it
LEMMA kind-hearted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing a kind nature ("heart")
EX 1 That's very kind-hearted of you. a kind-hearted person/action
LEMMA kindly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = pleasant; friendly, esp. to those who are younger, weaker, or humbler than oneself
EX 1 a kindly smile the kindliest/the most kindly person I have ever met
LEMMA kindred
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = related; belonging to the same group
EX 1 Italian and Spanish are kindred languages with the same origin
LEMMA kindred
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = related; belonging to the same group
EX 1 Italian and Spanish are kindred languages with the same origin
LEMMA kinetic
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zp
DEF = of or about movement
EX 1
LEMMA kingly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that belongs or is suitable to a king
EX 1 Not all kings behave in a kingly way
LEMMA kinky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of hair) having a KINK or kinks
EX 1
LEMMA kinky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having or showing a strange character or way of behaving
EX 1
LEMMA kittenish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or like a KITTEN, esp. in being playful
EX 1
LEMMA knackered
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very tired
EX 1
LEMMA knee-deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = deep enough to reach the knees
EX 1 The water is knee-deep. knee-deep water
LEMMA knee-deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = deep enough to reach the knees
EX 1 The water is knee-deep. knee-deep water
LEMMA knee-deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in trouble (over)
EX 1 knee-deep in debt
LEMMA knee-deep
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in trouble (over)
EX 1 knee-deep in debt
LEMMA knee-high
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = high or tall enough to reach the knees
EX 1 I knew that man when he was only knee-high!
LEMMA knightly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or like (the acts of) a KNIGHT, esp. in being brave or noble
EX 1
LEMMA knobbly
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having round KNOBlike lumps
EX 1 He has very thin legs and knobbly knees
LEMMA knockabout
POS adj
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a theatre performance, a cinema film, or a performer) causing laughter by rough noisy acting; SLAPSTICK
EX 1
LEMMA knockabout
POS adj
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of a theatre performance, a cinema film, or a performer) causing laughter by rough noisy acting; SLAPSTICK
EX 1
LEMMA knockabout
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of clothes, cars, etc.) suitable for rough use
EX 1
LEMMA knockabout
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of clothes, cars, etc.) suitable for rough use
EX 1
LEMMA knockdown
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = that causes a fall or an unpleasant surprise (esp. in the phr. knockdown blow)
EX 1 The news of his failure came as a knockdown blow to him
LEMMA knockdown
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = the lowest acceptable or possible (esp. in the phr. knockdown price)
EX 1 He couldn't sell them even at the knockdown price
LEMMA knock-kneed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having knees that turn inwards and knock together, or at least touch, when walking (knock-knees)
EX 1
LEMMA knotty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = containing one or more KNOTs@1 (3)
EX 1
LEMMA knotty
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = full of difficulties
EX 1 a knotty question, hard to answer
LEMMA knowing
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (showing that one is) well-informed or possessing secret understanding
EX 1 a knowing person/smile He said nothing but gave us a knowing look
LEMMA knowledgeable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) having a good deal of knowledge; well-informed
EX 1 He's very knowledgeable about wines
LEMMA known
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = also well-known_ generally recognized (as being something)
EX 1 He's a known criminal
LEMMA known
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = also well-known_ generally recognized (as being something)
EX 1 He's a known criminal
LEMMA kosher
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zj
DEF = of or about food, esp. meat, which it is lawful for Jews to eat
EX 1 kosher meat a kosher restaurant
LEMMA kosher
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = infml proper
EX 1 We found things going on that were not kosher
LEMMA labial
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (a consonant) produced by a lip or the lips
EX 1
LEMMA laborious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = needing great effort
EX 1
LEMMA laborious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = showing signs of being done with difficulty
EX 1
LEMMA labour
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ub
DEF = (supporting or having a connection with) the LABOUR PARTY
EX 1
LEMMA labour
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ub
DEF = (supporting or having a connection with) the LABOUR PARTY
EX 1
LEMMA labour
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ub
DEF = (supporting or having a connection with) the LABOUR PARTY
EX 1
LEMMA lachrymal
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
DEF = of or concerning tears or the organ (lachrymal gland /"--- -/) of the body that produces them
EX 1
LEMMA lachrymose
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = in the habit of weeping; TEARFUL
EX 1
LEMMA lachrymose
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = tending to cause weeping
EX 1 lachrymose poetry
LEMMA lackadaisical
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lacking in interest or effort
EX 1 too lackadaisical to be a good student
LEMMA lacking
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not present; missing
EX 1 Help was lacking during the storm
LEMMA lacking
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not present; missing
EX 1 Help was lacking during the storm
LEMMA lacking
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = BrE infml having less than the usual powers of thought
EX 1
LEMMA lacking
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = BrE infml having less than the usual powers of thought
EX 1
LEMMA lacklustre
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of eyes) lacking brightness; dull
EX 1
LEMMA laconic
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = using few words
EX 1
LEMMA lactic
POS adj
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
DEF = concerning or obtained from milk
EX 1
LEMMA lacy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of or like LACE@1 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA laden
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = heavily loaded
EX 1 the heavily laden ship The bushes were laden with fruit
LEMMA laden
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = deeply troubled
EX 1 He was laden with sorrow
LEMMA la-di-da
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = pretending to be in a higher social position than one actually is in, by use of unnaturally delicate manners, ways of speaking, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA ladylike
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a woman) looking or behaving like a lady; having good manners
EX 1
LEMMA laggard
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a person or thing) that is very slow or late
EX 1
LEMMA laggard
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a person or thing) that is very slow or late
EX 1
LEMMA laggard
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a person or thing) that is very slow or late
EX 1
LEMMA laggard
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a person or thing) that is very slow or late
EX 1
LEMMA lah-di-dah
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = LA-DI-DA
EX 1
LEMMA lambent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of flames) having a soft light and moving over a surface without burning it
EX 1
LEMMA lambent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of light) softly shining
EX 1
LEMMA lambent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = gently or playfully clever
EX 1 lambent humour
LEMMA lamblike
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = gentle; harmless
EX 1
LEMMA lamblike
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = obedient
EX 1
LEMMA lame
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not able to walk easily or properly as a result of some weakness in, or accident to, a leg or foot
EX 1
LEMMA lame
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not easily believed; weak
EX 1 He gave a lame excuse for being absent
LEMMA lame
POS adj
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 zp
DEF = (of lines in a poem) unpleasantly irregular; awkward
EX 1
LEMMA lamentable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing one to be very dissatisfied or to wish that something had not happened
EX 1
LEMMA lamentable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = worthy of blame; bad in quality
EX 1
LEMMA landed
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zm
DEF = owning large amounts of land
EX 1 a landed family
LEMMA landed
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zm
DEF = owning large amounts of land
EX 1 a landed family
LEMMA landed
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zm
DEF = made up of land
EX 1 landed property
LEMMA landed
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zm
DEF = made up of land
EX 1 landed property
LEMMA landlocked
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zg
DEF = enclosed or almost enclosed by land
EX 1 a landlocked country, that lacks a port for sea trade
LEMMA landward
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = towards the land
EX 1
LEMMA languid
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lacking strength or will; slow and weak
EX 1
LEMMA lank
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having very little flesh; very thin
EX 1
LEMMA lank
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = hanging loosely and without strength
EX 1
LEMMA lank
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of hair) straight and lifeless
EX 1
LEMMA lanky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of a person) very thin and ungracefully tall or long
EX 1
LEMMA lantern-jawed
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a person) having long narrow jaws and hollow cheeks
EX 1
LEMMA lapidary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of words, phrases, etc.) cut or suitable for cutting in stone
EX 1
LEMMA lapidary
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of words, phrases, etc.) cut or suitable for cutting in stone
EX 1
LEMMA lapsed
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = no longer following the practices, esp. of one's religion
EX 1
LEMMA lapsed
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = no longer following the practices, esp. of one's religion
EX 1
LEMMA lapsed
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = law no longer in use
EX 1
LEMMA lapsed
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = law no longer in use
EX 1
LEMMA large
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = more than usual in size, number, or amount
EX 1
LEMMA large
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having much room or space
EX 1
LEMMA large-hearted
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = generous, kind, or forgiving
EX 1
LEMMA large-minded
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = willing to consider ideas and allow others to have ideas that are opposed to one's own
EX 1
LEMMA largo
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a piece of music) in a slow or solemn manner
EX 1
LEMMA largo
POS adj
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a piece of music) in a slow or solemn manner
EX 1
LEMMA laryngeal
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
DEF = of the LARYNX
EX 1
LEMMA lascivious
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing, feeling, or showing uncontrolled sexual desire
EX 1
LEMMA last-ditch
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = done as one last effort before yielding
EX 1
LEMMA last-ditch
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = done as one last effort before yielding
EX 1
LEMMA lasting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = continuing for a long time; unending
EX 1 a lasting sorrow
LEMMA lasting
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = continuing for a long time; unending
EX 1 a lasting sorrow
LEMMA late
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = arriving, developing, happening, etc., after the usual, arranged, or expected time
EX 1 The train was 10 minutes late
LEMMA late
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = arriving, developing, happening, etc., after the usual, arranged, or expected time
EX 1 The train was 10 minutes late
LEMMA late
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = arriving, developing, happening, etc., after the usual, arranged, or expected time
EX 1 The train was 10 minutes late
LEMMA late
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = happening towards the end of the day, life, a period, etc.
EX 1 She returned in the late afternoon
LEMMA late
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = happening towards the end of the day, life, a period, etc.
EX 1 She returned in the late afternoon
LEMMA late
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = happening a short time ago
EX 1 the late changes in the government
LEMMA late
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = happening a short time ago
EX 1 the late changes in the government
LEMMA late
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = existing in the recent past; former
EX 1 the late government
LEMMA late
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = existing in the recent past; former
EX 1 the late government
LEMMA late
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = who has died recently
EX 1 her late husband
LEMMA late
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = who has died recently
EX 1 her late husband
LEMMA late
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = just arrived; new; fresh
EX 1 Some late news of the war has just come in
LEMMA late
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = just arrived; new; fresh
EX 1 Some late news of the war has just come in
LEMMA latent
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = existing but not yet noticeable, active, or fully developed
EX 1 a latent infection
LEMMA lateral
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, at, from, or towards the side
EX 1
LEMMA latin
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zl
DEF = (of) the language of the ancient Romans
EX 1
LEMMA latin
POS adj
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zl
DEF = (of) the language of the ancient Romans
EX 1
LEMMA latin
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a member) of any nation that speaks a language that comes from LATIN (1), such as Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, or French
EX 1
LEMMA latin
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (a member) of any nation that speaks a language that comes from LATIN (1), such as Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, or French
EX 1
LEMMA latin american
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of the Spanish- or Portuguese-speaking countries of South and Central America
EX 1
LEMMA latitudinal
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zg
DEF = of LATITUDE (1)
EX 1
LEMMA latitudinal
POS adj
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zg
DEF = of LATITUDE (1)
EX 1
LEMMA latitudinarian
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a person) allowing freedom of opinion and action, esp. in matters of religion
EX 1
LEMMA latitudinarian
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a person) allowing freedom of opinion and action, esp. in matters of religion
EX 1
LEMMA latter
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (after the, this, or these) nearer to the end; later
EX 1 the latter years of his life
LEMMA latter
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (after the, this, or these) nearer to the end; later
EX 1 the latter years of his life
LEMMA latter
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = the second (of 2 people or things just spoken of)
EX 1 Of the pig and the cow, the latter (animal) is more valuable. Of pigs and cows, the latter (=cows) are more valuable. Did he walk or swim? The latter seems unlikely
LEMMA latter
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = the second (of 2 people or things just spoken of)
EX 1 Of the pig and the cow, the latter (animal) is more valuable. Of pigs and cows, the latter (=cows) are more valuable. Did he walk or swim? The latter seems unlikely
LEMMA latter
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = the second (of 2 people or things just spoken of)
EX 1 Of the pig and the cow, the latter (animal) is more valuable. Of pigs and cows, the latter (=cows) are more valuable. Did he walk or swim? The latter seems unlikely
LEMMA latter-day
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = modern; recent
EX 1
LEMMA latter-day
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = modern; recent
EX 1
LEMMA laudable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of behaviour, actions, etc.) deserving praise
EX 1
LEMMA laudatory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = expressing praise or admiration
EX 1
LEMMA laudatory
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = expressing praise or admiration
EX 1
LEMMA laughable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = causing laughter; funny
EX 1
LEMMA laughable
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = fit only to be laughed at; foolish
EX 1
LEMMA laureate
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = see POET LAUREATE
EX 1
LEMMA lavender
POS adj
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of the colour LAVENDER@1
EX 1 lavender (blue) walls
LEMMA lavish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = very free, generous, or wasteful in giving or using
EX 1 a lavish spender lavish with help lavish of time
LEMMA lavish
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = given, spent, or produced in great quantity
EX 1 lavish praise a lavish feast
LEMMA law-abiding
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 so
DEF = obeying the law
EX 1
LEMMA lawful
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = allowed by law
EX 1
LEMMA lawful
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = recognized by law
EX 1 a lawful marriage
LEMMA lawful
POS adj
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
DEF = obeying the law
EX 1
LEMMA lawless
POS adj
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
DEF = (of a country or place) not governed by laws
EX 1
LEMMA lawless
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = uncontrolled; wild
EX 1
LEMMA lax
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not giving attention to details or to what is correct or necessary
EX 1
LEMMA lax
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = careless or lazy
EX 1
LEMMA lax
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = lacking in control
EX 1
LEMMA lax
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of muscles, knots, etc.) not firm; loose
EX 1
LEMMA lax
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = med (of bowels) emptying too easily
EX 1
LEMMA laxative
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a medicine or something that is eaten) that causes the bowels to empty easily
EX 1
LEMMA laxative
POS adj
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (a medicine or something that is eaten) that causes the bowels to empty easily
EX 1
LEMMA lay
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, to, or performed by people who are not in official positions within a religion
EX 1
LEMMA lay
POS adj
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = of, to, or performed by people who are not in official positions within a religion
EX 1
LEMMA lay
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not trained in or having knowledge of a particular profession or branch of learning, such as law or medicine
EX 1
LEMMA lay
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = not trained in or having knowledge of a particular profession or branch of learning, such as law or medicine
EX 1
LEMMA lazy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = disliking and avoiding activity or work
EX 1
LEMMA lazy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (esp. of periods of time) encouraging inactivity
EX 1 a lazy afternoon
LEMMA lazy
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = moving slowly
EX 1 lazy river
LEMMA leaden
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = made of lead
EX 1
LEMMA leaden
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of the colour of lead; dull grey
EX 1 a leaden sky
LEMMA leaden
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = dull; heavy; sad
EX 1 a leaden heart
LEMMA leading
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = most important; chief; main
EX 1
LEMMA leading
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = most important; chief; main
EX 1
LEMMA leading
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = guiding, directing, or controlling
EX 1
LEMMA leading
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = guiding, directing, or controlling
EX 1
LEMMA leading
POS adj
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having the main part (esp. in the phr. leading actor or actress)
EX 1
LEMMA leading
POS adj
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having the main part (esp. in the phr. leading actor or actress)
EX 1
LEMMA leafed
POS adj
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = LEAVED
EX 1
LEMMA leafy
POS adj
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = covered with, belonging to, or having many leaves
EX 1
LEMMA leaky
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = letting liquid LEAK@1 (2) in or out
EX 1 a leaky bucket
LEMMA lean
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of people and animals) very thin
EX 1
LEMMA lean
POS adj
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = (of meat) without much fat
EX 1
LEMMA lean
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = producing or having little value
EX 1
LEMMA learned
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = having much knowledge as the result of study and reading
EX 1
LEMMA learned
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, for, or concerning advanced study
EX 1 a learned work
LEMMA learned
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, for, or concerning advanced study
EX 1 a learned work
LEMMA leasehold
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zm
DEF = (land or buildings) held on a LEASE@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA leasehold
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zm
DEF = (land or buildings) held on a LEASE@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA leasehold
POS adj
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zm
DEF = (land or buildings) held on a LEASE@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA least
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = smallest in size, amount, degree, measure, etc.
EX 1 He has least money of us all
LEMMA least
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = smallest in size, amount, degree, measure, etc.
EX 1 He has least money of us all
LEMMA least
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = slightest
EX 1 I haven't the least idea
LEMMA least
POS adj
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
DEF = slightest
EX 1 I haven't the least idea
LEMMA leathery
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = like leather; hard and stiff
EX 1 leathery meat
LEMMA leaved
POS adj
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having leaves, esp. leaves of the stated type or number
EX 1 a narrow-leaved plant
LEMMA leaved
POS adj
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
DEF = having leaves, esp. leaves of the stated type or number
EX 1 a narrow-leaved plant
LEMMA lecherous
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = (of a man) having a desire for continual sexual pleasure
EX 1
LEMMA leery
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = watchful and not trusting
EX 1 I'm very leery of him
LEMMA leery
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = watchful and not trusting
EX 1 I'm very leery of him
LEMMA leeward
POS adj
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
DEF = with or in the direction of the wind; away from the wind
EX 1
LEMMA left
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = on or belonging to the side of the body that usu. contains the heart
EX 1 one's left arm/eye
LEMMA left
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = on or belonging to the side of the body that usu. contains the heart
EX 1 one's left arm/eye
LEMMA left
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = on, by, or in the direction of one's left side
EX 1 the left bank of the stream
LEMMA left
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = on, by, or in the direction of one's left side
EX 1 the left bank of the stream
LEMMA left
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = belonging to, connected with, or favouring the LEFT@2 (3) in politics
EX 1 He's very left. He votes left
LEMMA left
POS adj
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
DEF = belonging to, connected with, or favouring the LEFT@2 (3) in politics
EX 1 He's very left. He votes left
LEMMA left-hand
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = on or to the left side
EX 1 the left-hand page
LEMMA left-hand
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = on or to the left side
EX 1 the left-hand page
LEMMA left-hand
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, for, with, or done by the left hand
EX 1 a left-hand stroke
LEMMA left-hand
POS adj
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
DEF = of, for, with, or done by the left hand
EX 1 a left-hand stroke
LEMMA left-hand
POS a