LEMMA a
POS n
FIELD1 mp
FIELD2 ub
VAR 1 As
DEF = (in Britain) (a film) that may be unsuitable for children under 14
EX 1
LEMMA a
POS n
FIELD1 mp
FIELD2 ub
VAR 1 As
DEF = (in Britain) (a film) that may be unsuitable for children under 14
EX 1
LEMMA a
POS n
FIELD1 mp
FIELD2 ub
VAR 1 As
DEF = (in Britain) (a film) that may be unsuitable for children under 14
EX 1
LEMMA aa
POS n
FIELD1 mp
FIELD2 ub
VAR 1 AAs
DEF = (in Britain) (a film) that children under 14 are not admitted to see in a cinema
EX 1
LEMMA aa
POS n
FIELD1 mp
FIELD2 ub
VAR 1 AAs
DEF = (in Britain) (a film) that children under 14 are not admitted to see in a cinema
EX 1
LEMMA aa
POS n
FIELD1 mp
FIELD2 ub
VAR 1 AAs
DEF = (in Britain) (a film) that children under 14 are not admitted to see in a cinema
EX 1
LEMMA abacus
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 abacuses
DEF = a frame holding wires on which small balls can be moved, used for teaching children how to count, or, esp. in eastern countries, for calculating
EX 1
LEMMA abandon
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state when one's feelings and actions are uncontrolled; freedom from control
EX 1 The people were so excited that they jumped and shouted with abandon/in gay abandon
LEMMA abattoir
POS n
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 abattoirs
DEF = SLAUGHTERHOUSE
EX 1
LEMMA abbess
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 abbesses
DEF = a woman who is the head of a religious establishment (CONVENT), formerly called an ABBEY, for women
EX 1
LEMMA abbess
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 abbesses
DEF = a woman who is the head of a religious establishment (CONVENT), formerly called an ABBEY, for women
EX 1
LEMMA abbey
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 abbeys
DEF = (esp. formerly) a building in which Christian men (MONKs) or women (NUNs) live shut away from other people and work as a group for God; MONASTERY or CONVENT
EX 1
LEMMA abbey
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 abbeys
DEF = the group of people living in such a building
EX 1
LEMMA abbey
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 abbeys
DEF = a large church or house that was once such a building
EX 1
LEMMA abbot
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 abbots
DEF = a man who is the head of a religious establishment (MONASTERY), formerly called an ABBEY, for men
EX 1
LEMMA abbot
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 abbots
DEF = a man who is the head of a religious establishment (MONASTERY), formerly called an ABBEY, for men
EX 1
LEMMA abbot
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 abbots
DEF = a man who is the head of a religious establishment (MONASTERY), formerly called an ABBEY, for men
EX 1
LEMMA abbreviation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of making shorter
EX 1
LEMMA abbreviation
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zx
VAR 1 abbreviations
DEF = a shortened form of a word, often one used in writing (such as Mr)
EX 1
LEMMA abc
POS n
FIELD1 al
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the alphabet, as taught to children
EX 1 Has the child learnt his ABC yet?
LEMMA abc
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ABCs
DEF = the simplest facts about something which have to be learnt first
EX 1 classes in the ABC of cooking
LEMMA abdomen
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 oz
VAR 1 abdomens
DEF = a main part of the body in animals, being in man (and other MAMMALs) the part between the chest and legs, containing the stomach, bowels, etc., and in insects the end part of the body joined to the THORAX
EX 1
LEMMA aberration
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a usu. sudden change away from the habitual way of thinking or acting; sudden forgetfulness
EX 1 She hit him in a moment of aberration
LEMMA aberration
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 aberrations
DEF = an example of this
EX 1
LEMMA aberration
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zy
VAR 1 aberrations
DEF = a sudden change, esp. for a short time, from health to illness of the mind or feelings
EX 1
LEMMA abeyance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abeyances
DEF = the condition of not being in force or in use, at or for a certain time (esp. in the phr. in/into abeyance)
EX 1 an old custom that has fallen into abeyance
LEMMA abilities
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abilitieses
DEF = powers and skills, esp. of the mind
EX 1 a job more suited to his abilities
LEMMA ability
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = power and skill, esp. to do, think, act, make, etc.
EX 1 He has the ability to make a very good boat. a man of great musical ability
LEMMA ablative
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ablatives
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 n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ablatives
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 ablaut
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the way in which, in the system of some languages, the vowel of a word changes as the word is used in different ways (as in drink, drank, drunk)
EX 1
LEMMA able seaman
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zn
VAR 1 ables
DEF = (a trained man who holds) a naval rank below that of a NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER
EX 1
LEMMA ablution
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 ablutions
DEF = the washing of part of the body as part of a religious ceremony
EX 1
LEMMA ablution
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the washing of part of the body as part of a religious ceremony
EX 1
LEMMA ablutions
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ablutionses
DEF = pomp or humor the act of washing oneself
EX 1
LEMMA ablutions
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 ablutionses
DEF = fml ABLUTION
EX 1 temple ablutions
LEMMA abnegation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the action or quality of giving up, or not trying to get, things that one wants
EX 1
LEMMA abo
POS n
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 yt
VAR 1 abos
DEF = an Australian ABORIGINE
EX 1
LEMMA abode
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 abodes
DEF = lit, old use, or fml place where one lives; home
EX 1
LEMMA abolition
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of putting an end to something
EX 1 the abolition of slavery
LEMMA a-bomb
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 mi
VAR 1 A-bombs
DEF = ATOM BOMB
EX 1
LEMMA abominable snowman
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 my
VAR 1 abominables
DEF = YETI
EX 1
LEMMA abomination
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = great hatred; DISGUST
EX 1
LEMMA abomination
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abominations
DEF = a very hateful or nasty thing or act
EX 1
LEMMA aboriginal
POS n
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 aboriginals
DEF = a member of a group, tribe, etc., that has lived in a place from the earliest times or since the place was first described
EX 1
LEMMA aborigine
POS n
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 yt
VAR 1 aborigines
DEF = an ABORIGINAL@2, esp. of Australia
EX 1
LEMMA abortion
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of giving birth or causing to give birth before the baby is properly developed, esp. within the first 28 weeks of its existence inside a woman, so that the child cannot live
EX 1
LEMMA abortion
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 abortions
DEF = an example of this, by accident or intention
EX 1
LEMMA abortion
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 abortions
DEF = a badly-formed creature produced by such a birth
EX 1
LEMMA abortion
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abortions
DEF = a plan or arrangement which breaks down before it can develop properly
EX 1
LEMMA abortionist
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 abortionists
DEF = a person, esp. a doctor, who intentionally causes an ABORTION
EX 1
LEMMA about-face
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 about-faces
DEF = a complete change to the opposite position, direction or opinion
EX 1
LEMMA about turn
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 abouts
DEF = (the action of obeying) a military order to turn round and face in the opposite direction
EX 1
LEMMA abracadabra
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 abracadabras
DEF = (a word spoken to encourage the working of magic)
EX 1
LEMMA abracadabra
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abracadabras
DEF = derog ceremonial nonsense without meaning
EX 1
LEMMA abrasion
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = loss of surface by rubbing; wearing away
EX 1
LEMMA abrasion
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 abrasions
DEF = a place where the surface, esp. of the skin, has been worn away
EX 1
LEMMA abrasive
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abrasives
DEF = a substance, such as sand, used for polishing or removing a surface
EX 1
LEMMA abrasive
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a substance, such as sand, used for polishing or removing a surface
EX 1
LEMMA abridgment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of making shorter
EX 1
LEMMA abridgment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abridgments
DEF = something, such as a story, book, or play, that has been made shorter
EX 1 an abridgment for radio in 5 parts
LEMMA abscess
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 abscesses
DEF = a swelling on or in the body where a thick yellowish poisonous liquid (PUS) has gathered
EX 1
LEMMA absence
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state of being away or of not being present
EX 1 Please look after my house during my absence
LEMMA absence
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 absences
DEF = an occasion or period of being away
EX 1
LEMMA absence
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = non-existence; lack
EX 1 The police were delayed by the absence of information about the crime
LEMMA absence of mind
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = loss of attention to what one is doing; state in which one forgets one's surroundings or what one is doing
EX 1
LEMMA absentee
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 absentees
DEF = a person who stays away
EX 1 There were many absentees from the meeting
LEMMA absenteeism
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 nil
DEF = regular absence without good cause, esp. from work or duty
EX 1
LEMMA absinth
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 zw
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a bitter green very strong alcoholic drink
EX 1
LEMMA absinth
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 zw
VAR 1 absinths
DEF = a glass of this
EX 1
LEMMA absolute zero
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the lowest temperature that is thought to be possible
EX 1
LEMMA absolution
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = forgiveness for wrongdoing
EX 1
LEMMA absolution
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 absolutions
DEF = the words said by a priest in a church service when he declares that the people are forgiven
EX 1
LEMMA absolutism
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the political principle that complete power should be in the hands of one ruler or a limited number of rulers
EX 1
LEMMA absorbent
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 absorbents
DEF = (something) that is able to ABSORB
EX 1
LEMMA absorbent
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 absorbents
DEF = (something) that is able to ABSORB
EX 1
LEMMA absorbent
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (something) that is able to ABSORB
EX 1
LEMMA absorption
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act or action of ABSORBing or of being ABSORBed
EX 1
LEMMA absorption
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the taking up of all one's attention, interest, time, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA absorption
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the taking over of little countries, businesses, etc., by big ones
EX 1
LEMMA absorption
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the taking over of little countries, businesses, etc., by big ones
EX 1
LEMMA abstention
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of keeping oneself from doing something, esp. from voting
EX 1
LEMMA abstention
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 abstentions
DEF = an example of this
EX 1 50 votes for, 35 against, and 7 abstentions
LEMMA abstinence
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of keeping away from pleasant things, esp. from alcoholic drink
EX 1
LEMMA abstract
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abstracts
DEF = a shortened form of a statement, speech, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA abstract
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abstracts
DEF = (in art) a painting, drawing, etc., that does not try to represent an object as it would be seen by a camera
EX 1
LEMMA abstraction
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = tech the act or action of ABSTRACTing@3 (1) or of being ABSTRACTed@3 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA abstraction
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state of not attending to what is going on; ABSENT-MINDEDness
EX 1 He wore a look of abstraction and I knew his thoughts were far away
LEMMA abstraction
POS n
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 abstractions
DEF = an idea of a quality as separate from any object
EX 1 A good judge must consider all the facts of a case and not only be concerned with the abstraction "justice"
LEMMA abundance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abundances
DEF = a great quantity; plenty
EX 1 At the feast there was food and drink in abundance. There was an abundance of corn last year
LEMMA abundance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a great quantity; plenty
EX 1 At the feast there was food and drink in abundance. There was an abundance of corn last year
LEMMA abuse
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = unkind, cruel, or rude words
EX 1 He greeted me with a stream of abuse
LEMMA abuse
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abuses
DEF = wrong use
EX 1 They talked about the uses and abuses of figures to prove things in politics
LEMMA abuse
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = wrong use
EX 1 They talked about the uses and abuses of figures to prove things in politics
LEMMA abuse
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abuses
DEF = an unjust or harmful custom
EX 1
LEMMA abutment
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 eg
VAR 1 abutments
DEF = a support, esp. one on which a bridge or arch rests
EX 1
LEMMA abyss
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 abysses
DEF = a great hole which appears to have no bottom
EX 1 (fig.) The sad man was in an abyss of hopelessness
LEMMA acacia
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 3.
VAR 1 acacias
DEF = any of several trees, found mainly in hot countries, from which a substance (GUM@2 (1)) used for sticking is obtained
EX 1
LEMMA academic
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 academics
DEF = a member of a college or university, esp. a person whose job is teaching
EX 1
LEMMA academician
POS n
FIELD1 or
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 academicians
DEF = a member of an ACADEMY (1)
EX 1
LEMMA academician
POS n
FIELD1 or
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 academicians
DEF = a member of an ACADEMY (1)
EX 1
LEMMA academy
POS n
FIELD1 or
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 academies
DEF = a society of people interested in the advancement of art, science, or literature, to which members are usu. elected as an honour
EX 1
LEMMA academy
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 academies
DEF = a school for training in a special art or skill
EX 1 a military academy an academy of music
LEMMA acceleration
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of increasing speed
EX 1
LEMMA acceleration
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 mh
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the rate at which speed is increased in a certain time
EX 1 The new car has good acceleration
LEMMA accelerator
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 accelerators
DEF = the piece of apparatus in a machine (esp. a car) which is used to increase the speed of the machine
EX 1
LEMMA accelerator
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 accelerators
DEF = tech a machine for producing power by making very small pieces of matter (PARTICLEs (1b)) move very quickly
EX 1
LEMMA accent
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 accents
DEF = importance given to a word or part of a word (vowel or SYLLABLE) by saying it with more force or on a different musical note
EX 1 The accent in the word "important' is on the 2nd syllable
LEMMA accent
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 accents
DEF = the mark used, esp. above a word or part of a word, in writing or printing to show what kind of sound is needed when it is spoken
EX 1 In French there are 3 possible accents on the vowel "e"
LEMMA accent
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ln
VAR 1 accents
DEF = a particular way of speaking, usu. connected with a country, area or class
EX 1 He speaks with a German accent
LEMMA acceptance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acceptances
DEF = the act of accepting or of being accepted
EX 1
LEMMA acceptance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acceptances
DEF = favour; approval
EX 1
LEMMA acceptance
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 acceptances
DEF = (in business) an agreement to pay
EX 1
LEMMA access
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accesses
DEF = means of entering; way in; entrance
EX 1 The only access to that building is along that muddy track
LEMMA access
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = means or right of using, reaching, or entering
EX 1 Students need easy access to books
LEMMA access
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 accesses
DEF = lit or old use a sudden attack, as of anger or a disease
EX 1
LEMMA accession
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of coming to a position, office, state, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA accession
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = increase or addition, as to a group or collection
EX 1 The collection of modern painting has become larger through accession
LEMMA accession
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 accessions
DEF = something added; an addition
EX 1 an important new accession of scientific books to the library
LEMMA accession
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accessions
DEF = agreement, as to a demand
EX 1
LEMMA accession
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = agreement, as to a demand
EX 1
LEMMA accessory
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 accessories
DEF = something which is not a necessary part of something larger but which makes it more beautiful, useful, effective, etc.
EX 1 The accessories for a car include the heater and radio
LEMMA accessory
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 accessories
DEF = the hat, shoes, etc., that complete a woman's clothes
EX 1 a black dress with matching accessories
LEMMA accessory
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 accessories
DEF = also (law) accessary_ a person who is not present at a crime but who helps another in doing something criminal, either before the act (accessory before the fact) or after the act (accessory after the fact)
EX 1
LEMMA accidence
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the rules in language which are concerned with the INFLECTIONal (2a) changes in the form of words according to their work (as in sing, sang, sung, or in body, bodies)
EX 1
LEMMA accident
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accidents
DEF = something, esp. something unpleasant, undesirable, or damaging, that happens unexpectedly or by chance
EX 1 I have had an accident in the kitchen and broken all the glasses. We got back without accident
LEMMA accident
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = something, esp. something unpleasant, undesirable, or damaging, that happens unexpectedly or by chance
EX 1 I have had an accident in the kitchen and broken all the glasses. We got back without accident
LEMMA acclaim
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = strong expressions of approval and praise
EX 1
LEMMA acclamation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = loud approval and praise, as for an idea or suggestion; ACCLAIM@2
EX 1
LEMMA acclamation
POS n
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 acclamations
DEF = loud shouts of welcome and honour
EX 1
LEMMA acclivity
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 acclivities
DEF = an upward slope
EX 1
LEMMA accolade
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accolades
DEF = strong praise and approval
EX 1 His new book received accolades from the papers
LEMMA accolade
POS n
FIELD1 or
FIELD2 hi
VAR 1 accolades
DEF = old use the act of giving a noble rank (KNIGHTHOOD) to a man by touching his shoulders with the flat blade of a sword
EX 1
LEMMA accommodation
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a place to live; room, flat, house, hotel room, etc.
EX 1 What sort of accommodation can you get in this city?
LEMMA accommodation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of changing something so that it suits new conditions
EX 1
LEMMA accommodation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accommodations
DEF = the act of settling a business disagreement or the ending of a disagreement
EX 1
LEMMA accommodation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of settling a business disagreement or the ending of a disagreement
EX 1
LEMMA accommodation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accommodations
DEF = something that helps, or makes an action easier
EX 1
LEMMA accommodations
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 accommodationses
DEF = lodging, food, and services
EX 1
LEMMA accommodations
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 accommodationses
DEF = a seat or place to sleep, together with services and/or food
EX 1
LEMMA accompaniment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accompaniments
DEF = something which is usually or often found with something else
EX 1
LEMMA accompaniment
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 accompaniments
DEF = music played on a musical instrument to support singing or another instrument
EX 1
LEMMA accompanist
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 accompanists
DEF = a person who plays a musical ACCOMPANIMENT
EX 1
LEMMA accomplice
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 accomplices
DEF = a person who helps one to do wrong
EX 1
LEMMA accomplished fact
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accomplisheds
DEF = something that has already happened, cannot be changed, and must be accepted
EX 1
LEMMA accomplishment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of finishing work completely and successfully
EX 1
LEMMA accomplishment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accomplishments
DEF = something completely and successfully done
EX 1 She is known for her accomplishment in improving the country's hospitals
LEMMA accomplishment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accomplishments
DEF = polite becoming rare a lady-like art
EX 1
LEMMA accord
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = agreement (esp. in the phr. in/out of accord (with))
EX 1
LEMMA accord
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 accords
DEF = an agreement between countries, businesses, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA accordance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = agreement (esp. in the phr. in accordance with)
EX 1 In accordance with your orders I sold the boat
LEMMA accordion
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 accordions
DEF = a musical instrument that may be carried and whose music is made by pressing the middle part together and so causing air to pass through holes opened and closed by instruments (KEYs@1 (2)) worked by the fingers
EX 1
LEMMA account
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accounts
DEF = a written or spoken report; description; story
EX 1 Give us an account of what happened
LEMMA account
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = fml importance; value; worth
EX 1 The doctor is a man of some account in the village
LEMMA account
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = consideration; thought
EX 1 You must take into account the boy's long illness. Leave their foolish remarks out of account
LEMMA account
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = advantage; profit
EX 1 He put/turned his knowledge to (good) account
LEMMA account
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 accounts
DEF = a record or statement of money received and paid out, as by a bank or business, esp. for a particular period or at a particular date
EX 1 The accounts show we have spent more than we received
LEMMA account
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zk
VAR 1 accounts
DEF = a statement of money owed
EX 1 Will you add the cost of this skirt to my account as I haven't any money with me? (fig.) I have an account to settle with you for calling me a thief
LEMMA account
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 accounts
DEF = a sum of money kept in a bank which may be added to and taken from
EX 1 My account is empty
LEMMA accountancy
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the work or job of an ACCOUNTANT
EX 1
LEMMA accountant
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 accountants
DEF = a person whose job is to keep and examine the money accounts of businesses or people
EX 1
LEMMA accoutrements
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 accoutrementses
DEF = everything a soldier carries, except his clothes and weapons
EX 1
LEMMA accoutrements
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 accoutrementses
DEF = humor all the things except clothes that a traveller has with him, such as cameras and bags
EX 1
LEMMA accretion
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = increase by natural growth or by the gradual addition of matter on the outside
EX 1
LEMMA accretion
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accretions
DEF = something added or the result of something having been added
EX 1 The thick dirt on the building was the accretion of ages. towers and other accretions to the castle
LEMMA accumulation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of accumulating (ACCUMULATE)
EX 1
LEMMA accumulation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accumulations
DEF = matter, material, etc., that has come together or grown
EX 1 an accumulation of work while I was ill
LEMMA accumulator
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 accumulators
DEF = esp. BrE a box-like apparatus in which electrical power can be stored
EX 1
LEMMA accumulator
POS n
FIELD1 dp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 accumulators
DEF = a part of a COMPUTER (=calculating machine) where numbers are stored
EX 1
LEMMA accumulator
POS n
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 gb
VAR 1 accumulators
DEF = BrE a set of BETs@1 on 4 or more horse races. The money won on each race is added to the money put on the next race until all the BETs have been won or one is lost
EX 1
LEMMA accuracy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the quality of being ACCURATE; exactness or correctness
EX 1
LEMMA accusation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of accusing (ACCUSE) or of being accused
EX 1
LEMMA accusation
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 accusations
DEF = a charge of doing wrong
EX 1 The accusation was that he had murdered a man
LEMMA accusative
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 accusatives
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 ace
POS n
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 gb
VAR 1 aces
DEF = a playing card or other object (such as a DOMINO (1)), used in games, that has a single mark or spot and which usu. has the highest or the lowest value
EX 1
LEMMA ace
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aces
DEF = infml a person of the highest class or skill in something
EX 1 He's an ace at cards (=card games)
LEMMA ace
POS n
FIELD1 nt
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 aces
DEF = (in tennis) a beginning shot (SERVE@1 (10)) that the opponent cannot hit back
EX 1
LEMMA acerbity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = bitterness, sourness of taste
EX 1
LEMMA acerbity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = bitterness of speech, temper, or manner
EX 1
LEMMA acerbity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acerbities
DEF = an example of this
EX 1
LEMMA acetate
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a chemical made from ACETIC ACID
EX 1
LEMMA acetic acid
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the acid in a bitter liquid (VINEGAR) made from wine or beer
EX 1
LEMMA acetylene
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a colourless gas which burns with a very bright flame and is used in certain types of lamp and in cutting and joining pieces of metal
EX 1
LEMMA ache
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aches
DEF = (often in comb.) a continuous pain
EX 1 headache (fig.) heartache
LEMMA achievement
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the successful finishing or gaining of something
EX 1
LEMMA achievement
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 achievements
DEF = something successfully finished or gained esp. through skill and hard work
EX 1
LEMMA achilles' heel
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 Achilles's
DEF = a weak point, esp. in a person's character
EX 1
LEMMA achilles tendon
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 Achilleses
DEF = the stringlike TENDON which fixes the muscle at the back of the lower leg to the heel
EX 1
LEMMA acid
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 acids
DEF = a chemical substance containing a particular gas (HYDROGEN) the place of which may be taken by a metal to form another type of substance (a SALT@1 (3))
EX 1
LEMMA acid
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a chemical substance containing a particular gas (HYDROGEN) the place of which may be taken by a metal to form another type of substance (a SALT@1 (3))
EX 1
LEMMA acid
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = something (esp. a liquid) with an ACID@1 (1) taste
EX 1
LEMMA acid
POS n
FIELD1 dg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = sl LSD (1)
EX 1
LEMMA acidity
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the quality of being acid; sourness
EX 1
LEMMA acid test
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acids
DEF = a test or trial which will prove whether something is as valuable as stated or will do what it is supposed to be able to do
EX 1
LEMMA ack-ack
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 ack-acks
DEF = now rare an ANTIAIRCRAFT gun or fire from such a gun
EX 1
LEMMA ack-ack
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 nil
DEF = now rare an ANTIAIRCRAFT gun or fire from such a gun
EX 1
LEMMA acknowledgment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of acknowledging (ACKNOWLEDGE)
EX 1 He was given a present in acknowledgment of his work for the business
LEMMA acknowledgment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acknowledgments
DEF = something given, done, or said as a way of thanking
EX 1
LEMMA acknowledgment
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 acknowledgments
DEF = a statement, letter, etc., saying that something has been received
EX 1
LEMMA acme
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acmes
DEF = the highest or greatest point of development, ability, success, etc.
EX 1 the acme of perfection
LEMMA acne
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a disease (common among young people) in which small raised spots appear on the face and neck
EX 1
LEMMA acolyte
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 acolytes
DEF = a person who helps a priest to perform religious ceremonies
EX 1
LEMMA acolyte
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acolytes
DEF = lit an attendant
EX 1
LEMMA aconite
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aconites
DEF = any of various plants usually having blue or bluish flowers and poisonous qualities
EX 1
LEMMA aconite
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = any of various plants usually having blue or bluish flowers and poisonous qualities
EX 1
LEMMA aconite
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 rx
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a medicine made from one of these plants
EX 1
LEMMA acorn
POS n
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 acorns
DEF = the fruit or nut of the OAK tree, which grows in a cuplike holder
EX 1
LEMMA acoustics
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the scientific study of sound
EX 1
LEMMA acoustics
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 acousticses
DEF = the qualities of a place, esp. a hall, which make it good, bad, etc., for hearing music and speeches
EX 1 The acoustics of the hall are so good that you can hear everything even from the cheapest seats
LEMMA acoustics
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 acousticses
DEF = the qualities of sounds picked up by the ear
EX 1
LEMMA acquaintance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acquaintances
DEF = information or knowledge, as obtained through personal experience rather than careful study
EX 1 I have an/some acquaintance with the language
LEMMA acquaintance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = information or knowledge, as obtained through personal experience rather than careful study
EX 1 I have an/some acquaintance with the language
LEMMA acquaintance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acquaintances
DEF = a person whom one knows, esp. through work or business, but who may not be a friend
EX 1
LEMMA acquaintanceship
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acquaintanceships
DEF = the state of being socially acquainted (ACQUAINT WITH (2b))
EX 1
LEMMA acquaintanceship
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acquaintanceships
DEF = the number of people with whom one is socially acquainted (ACQUAINT WITH (2b))
EX 1 He has a wide acquaintanceship among all sorts of people
LEMMA acquaintanceship
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acquaintanceships
DEF = the number of people with whom one is socially acquainted (ACQUAINT WITH (2b))
EX 1 He has a wide acquaintanceship among all sorts of people
LEMMA acquired taste
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acquireds
DEF = something that one must learn to like
EX 1 Some alcoholic drinks are an acquired taste and are not liked at first
LEMMA acquisition
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of acquiring (ACQUIRE)
EX 1
LEMMA acquisition
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acquisitions
DEF = something or someone ACQUIREd
EX 1 This car is my latest acquisition. He is a valuable acquisition to the firm
LEMMA acquittal
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 acquittals
DEF = the act of declaring or condition of being found not guilty, as in a court of law
EX 1
LEMMA acquittal
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of declaring or condition of being found not guilty, as in a court of law
EX 1
LEMMA acre
POS n
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 acres
DEF = a measure of land; 4,840 square yards or about 4,047 square metres
EX 1 The total area of a football field measures a little more than 2 acres
LEMMA acreage
POS n
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 acreages
DEF = the area of a piece of land measured in ACREs
EX 1
LEMMA acreage
POS n
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the area of a piece of land measured in ACREs
EX 1
LEMMA acrimony
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = bitterness, as of manner or language
EX 1
LEMMA acrobat
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 acrobats
DEF = a person skilled in walking on ropes or swinging between ropes high in the air, balancing, walking on hands, etc., during a show, esp. at a CIRCUS (2)
EX 1
LEMMA acrobatics
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the art and tricks of an ACROBAT
EX 1 Acrobatics is hard to learn but beautiful to watch
LEMMA acrobatics
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 acrobaticses
DEF = a group of ACROBATIC tricks considered as a performance
EX 1 His acrobatics yesterday were very clever
LEMMA acronym
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 acronyms
DEF = a word made up from the first letters of the name of something, esp. an organization (such as NATO from North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
EX 1
LEMMA acrostic
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ga
VAR 1 acrostics
DEF = a set or group of words or lines (as of a poem), written one below the other, in which all the first, last, or other particular letters form a word or phrase
EX 1
LEMMA acrylic fibre
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 acrylics
DEF = a type of threadlike material made by man, used for clothes
EX 1
LEMMA acrylic fibre
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of threadlike material made by man, used for clothes
EX 1
LEMMA act
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acts
DEF = fml a thing done; deed (of the stated type)
EX 1 a foolish act an act of cruelty
LEMMA act
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 acts
DEF = (often cap.) a law
EX 1 Parliament has passed an Act forbidding the killing of animals for pleasure
LEMMA act
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 acts
DEF = (often cap) one of the main divisions of a stage play
EX 1 Hamlet kills the king in Act 5 Scene 2
LEMMA act
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 acts
DEF = one of a number of short events in a theatre or CIRCUS (2) performance
EX 1 The next act will be a snake charmer
LEMMA act
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acts
DEF = derog infml an example of insincere behaviour used for effect (often in the phr. put on an act)
EX 1 She doesn't really mean it, it's just an act
LEMMA acting
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 mp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the art of representing a character, esp. on a stage or for a film
EX 1
LEMMA actinism
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 pg
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the ability of some of the sun's light to produce chemical changes, esp. on a film used in photography
EX 1
LEMMA action
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = movement using force or power for some purpose; doing things
EX 1 We must take action before it is too late
LEMMA action
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 actions
DEF = something done; deed
EX 1 Actions are more important than words
LEMMA action
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 actions
DEF = the way in which a body moves
EX 1 The horse had a fine action as it jumped the fence
LEMMA action
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 actions
DEF = the way in which a part of the body or a machine works
EX 1 Let's study the action of the heart
LEMMA action
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 actions
DEF = the moving parts of a machine or instrument
EX 1 The action of this piano is becoming stiff
LEMMA action
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 actions
DEF = effect
EX 1 Photographs are made possible by the action of light on film
LEMMA action
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 actions
DEF = a charge or a matter for consideration by a court of law
EX 1 If he doesn't pay us soon we will have to bring an action against him
LEMMA action
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a charge or a matter for consideration by a court of law
EX 1 If he doesn't pay us soon we will have to bring an action against him
LEMMA action
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 actions
DEF = fighting or a fight between armies or navies
EX 1 The action lasted 5 hours. Many were killed in action
LEMMA action
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = fighting or a fight between armies or navies
EX 1 The action lasted 5 hours. Many were killed in action
LEMMA action
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 actions
DEF = the main story or chain of events in a play or book rather than the characters in it
EX 1 The action took place in a mountain village
LEMMA action
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 actions
DEF = sl the most productive, interesting, or exciting activity in a particular field, area, or group
EX 1 London is great because that's where the action is!
LEMMA action painting
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = ABSTRACT painting where the paint is put on in various unusual ways, as by throwing or pouring
EX 1
LEMMA active
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zx
VAR 1 actives
DEF = also active voice /'-- "-/_ the ACTIVE@1 (3) part or form of a verb
EX 1 Put this sentence into the active
LEMMA activist
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 activists
DEF = a person taking an active part, esp. in a political movement
EX 1
LEMMA activity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the condition of being active
EX 1
LEMMA activity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 activities
DEF = something that is done or is being done, esp. for interest or education
EX 1 He has many activities that take up his time when he's not working
LEMMA activity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 activities
DEF = action; deed
EX 1 Police fight against the activities of thieves
LEMMA act of god
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 acts
DEF = a natural event, esp. something damaging, such as a violent storm or flood, whose happening can be neither prevented nor controlled
EX 1
LEMMA actor
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 actors
DEF = a man who acts a part in a play
EX 1
LEMMA actor
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 actors
DEF = a person who takes part in something that happens
EX 1
LEMMA actress
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 actresses
DEF = a female ACTOR@1
EX 1
LEMMA acts
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Actses
DEF = one of the books in the Bible. It describes the deeds of the first followers of Christ
EX 1
LEMMA actuality
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state of being real; existence
EX 1
LEMMA actuality
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 actualities
DEF = something that is real; fact
EX 1
LEMMA actuary
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 in
VAR 1 actuaries
DEF = a person who advises insurance companies on how much to charge for insurance, after considering the risks of fire, death, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA acuity
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = fineness or sharpness, esp. of the mind or the senses of sight or hearing
EX 1
LEMMA acumen
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = ability to think and judge quickly and well
EX 1 His business acumen has made him very successful
LEMMA acupuncture
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 xc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the method of stopping pain and curing diseases by pricking certain parts of the body with needles, used esp. in China
EX 1
LEMMA ad
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ads
DEF = advertisement
EX 1
LEMMA adage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adages
DEF = an old wise phrase; PROVERB
EX 1
LEMMA adagio
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 adagios
DEF = (a piece of music) played slowly
EX 1
LEMMA adagio
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 adagios
DEF = (a piece of music) played slowly
EX 1
LEMMA adam
POS n
FIELD1 bl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 Adams
DEF = (according to the Bible) the first man whom God made
EX 1
LEMMA adamant
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = hard stone, esp. a type that people used to consider too hard to be broken
EX 1
LEMMA adam's apple
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 Adam'ses
DEF = that part at the front of the throat that is seen to move when a person, esp. a man, talks or swallows
EX 1
LEMMA adaptation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the art of ADAPTing or the state of being ADAPTed
EX 1 The adaptation of the play for radio was easily done
LEMMA adaptation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adaptations
DEF = something that has been ADAPTed
EX 1
LEMMA adapter
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 adapters
DEF = a person or thing that makes something suitable for a new purpose, esp. an apparatus (PLUG) that makes it possible to use more than one piece of electrical machinery from a single electricity supply point (SOCKET)
EX 1
LEMMA addendum
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 addendums
DEF = something that is added or is to be added, as at the end of a speech or book
EX 1
LEMMA adder
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 1.
VAR 1 adders
DEF = a small poisonous snake found in northern Europe and northern Asia
EX 1
LEMMA addict
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 addicts
DEF = a person who is unable to free himself from a harmful habit, esp. of taking drugs
EX 1
LEMMA addiction
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state of being ADDICTed
EX 1
LEMMA addiction
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 addictions
DEF = an example of this
EX 1 Has he any other addictions besides smoking?
LEMMA addition
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of adding, esp. of adding numbers together
EX 1
LEMMA addition
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 additions
DEF = something added
EX 1 A newly born child is often called an addition to the family
LEMMA additive
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 additives
DEF = a substance added in small quantities to something else, as to improve the quality, or add colour, taste, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA address
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 addresses
DEF = a speech, esp. one that has been formally prepared, made to a group of people (AUDIENCE) gathered especially to listen
EX 1
LEMMA address
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = fml manner of expression; behaviour
EX 1
LEMMA address
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = skill and readiness, esp. in conversation
EX 1
LEMMA address
POS n
FIELD1 or
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 addresses
DEF = also form of address_ the correct title or expression of politeness to be used to someone in speech or writing
EX 1
LEMMA address
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 addresses
DEF = the number of the building, name of the street and town, etc., where a person works or esp. lives
EX 1
LEMMA address
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 addresses
DEF = such information written down, as on an envelope or parcel
EX 1 I can't read the address on this letter
LEMMA addressee
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 addressees
DEF = the person to whom a letter, parcel, etc., is addressed
EX 1
LEMMA adenoids
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 adenoidses
DEF = the pair of soft growths between the back of the nose and the throat
EX 1
LEMMA adenoids
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 adenoidses
DEF = infml the condition in which these are swollen and sore
EX 1
LEMMA adenoids
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = infml the condition in which these are swollen and sore
EX 1
LEMMA adept
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adepts
DEF = a person who is highly skilled in something
EX 1 He is an adept in the art of stealing
LEMMA adept
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adepts
DEF = a person who is highly skilled in something
EX 1 He is an adept in the art of stealing
LEMMA adherence
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act or condition of sticking to something firmly
EX 1
LEMMA adherence
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act or condition of favouring something strongly and remaining with it in spite of difficulties
EX 1
LEMMA adherent
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 adherents
DEF = a person who favours and remains with a particular idea, opinion or political party
EX 1
LEMMA adhesion
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state of being stuck together or the action of sticking together
EX 1
LEMMA adhesion
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the joining together of parts inside the body which should be separate
EX 1
LEMMA adhesion
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 adhesions
DEF = an area of fleshlike body substance (TISSUE) that has grown round a diseased or damaged part
EX 1
LEMMA adhesive
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adhesives
DEF = an ADHESIVE substance, such as a sticky liquid (GLUE)
EX 1
LEMMA adieu
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adieus
DEF = goodbye
EX 1
LEMMA adjective
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 adjectives
DEF = a word which describes the thing for which a noun stands (such as black in the sentence She wore a black hat)
EX 1
LEMMA adjunct
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adjuncts
DEF = something that is added or joined to something else but is not a necessary part of it
EX 1
LEMMA adjunct
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 adjuncts
DEF = an ADVERBIAL word or phrase that limits or gives particular meaning to another word or part of a sentence (like on Sunday in They arrived on Sunday)
EX 1
LEMMA adjutant
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 adjutants
DEF = an army officer responsible for the office work in a body of soldiers (BATTALION)
EX 1
LEMMA adjutant
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 xh
VAR 1 adjutants
DEF = also adjutant bird /"--- -/_ a large type of bird (STORK) found in India
EX 1
LEMMA adman
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 admans
DEF = a man employed in advertising
EX 1
LEMMA admass
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = mass advertising, esp. in regard to its harmful effects on society
EX 1
LEMMA admass
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the mass of society influenced by large-scale advertising
EX 1
LEMMA administration
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the control or direction of affairs, as of a country or business
EX 1
LEMMA administration
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of putting something into operation, esp. by someone with the official power to do so
EX 1 the administration of the law
LEMMA administration
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 nil
DEF = fml the act of giving the official form of a promise or religious ceremony
EX 1
LEMMA administration
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 administrations
DEF = esp. AmE (often cap.) the national government
EX 1 Not much was done by the last Administration
LEMMA administrator
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 administrators
DEF = a person who controls or directs the affairs, as of a country or business
EX 1
LEMMA administrator
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 administrators
DEF = a person who is good at arranging and directing
EX 1
LEMMA administrator
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 administrators
DEF = a person who is officially appointed to look after the business or property of another
EX 1
LEMMA admiral
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 admirals
DEF = (a man who commands a large number of warships, and who holds) a very high rank or the highest rank in the navy
EX 1
LEMMA admiral
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 admirals
DEF = (a man who commands a large number of warships, and who holds) a very high rank or the highest rank in the navy
EX 1
LEMMA admiral
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 admirals
DEF = (a man who commands a large number of warships, and who holds) a very high rank or the highest rank in the navy
EX 1
LEMMA admiralty
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zn
VAR 1 Admiralties
DEF = the group of people appointed by the government to control the navy
EX 1
LEMMA admiralty
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zn
VAR 1 Admiralties
DEF = the building in which this group works
EX 1
LEMMA admiration
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a feeling of pleasure and respect
EX 1 She was filled with admiration for his courage
LEMMA admiration
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 admirations
DEF = a person or thing that causes such feelings
EX 1 His skill at games made him the admiration of his friends
LEMMA admirer
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 admirers
DEF = a person who admires, esp. a man who is attracted to a particular woman
EX 1 He is one of her many admirers
LEMMA admission
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = allowing or being allowed to enter or join a school, club, building, etc.
EX 1 Soon after his admission he became an officer of the society
LEMMA admission
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 admissions
DEF = an act of allowing someone to enter or join
EX 1
LEMMA admission
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the cost of entrance
EX 1 Admission L1
LEMMA admission
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 admissions
DEF = a statement saying or agreeing that something is true (usu. something bad); CONFESSION (1)
EX 1 He made an admission that he was the thief
LEMMA admission
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 admissions
DEF = a statement saying or agreeing that something is true (usu. something bad); CONFESSION (1)
EX 1 He made an admission that he was the thief
LEMMA admittance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = allowing or being allowed to enter; right of entrance
EX 1 As the theatre was full I was unable to gain admittance
LEMMA admixture
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 admixtures
DEF = a mixture
EX 1
LEMMA admixture
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 admixtures
DEF = a substance that is added to another in a mixture
EX 1
LEMMA admonition
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 admonitions
DEF = gentle scolding or warning
EX 1
LEMMA admonition
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = gentle scolding or warning
EX 1
LEMMA ado
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = anxious activity; trouble; excitement (esp. in the phr. without much/more/further ado)
EX 1 Without more ado he jumped into the water and swam off
LEMMA adobe
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a building brick made of earth and dried corn stems (STRAW) dried in the sun, used esp. in hot countries
EX 1
LEMMA adolescent
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adolescents
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 n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adolescents
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 n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adolescents
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 n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adolescents
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 adoption
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of ADOPTing
EX 1 If you cannot have children of your own why not consider adoption? (fig.) He was not born here, but this is now his country of adoption
LEMMA adoption
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 adoptions
DEF = an example of this
EX 1
LEMMA adoration
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 nil
DEF = religious worship
EX 1
LEMMA adoration
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = deep love and respect
EX 1
LEMMA adornment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of ADORNing
EX 1
LEMMA adornment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adornments
DEF = an ornament; DECORATION (2)
EX 1
LEMMA adrenalin
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a chemical substance (HORMONE) made by the body during anger, fear, anxiety, etc., causing quick or violent action
EX 1
LEMMA adrenalin
POS n
FIELD1 rx
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a medical substance produced using this substance taken from animals
EX 1
LEMMA adulation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = praise that is more than is necessary or deserved, esp. to win favour
EX 1
LEMMA adult
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adults
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 n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adults
DEF = (of) a fully grown person or animal, esp. a person over an age stated by law, usu. 18 or 21
EX 1
LEMMA adulterer
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 adulterers
DEF = a married person who has had sexual relations with someone outside the marriage
EX 1
LEMMA adultery
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 nil
DEF = sexual relations between a married person and someone outside the marriage
EX 1
LEMMA advance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advances
DEF = forward movement
EX 1 There were so many people that our advance was slow. You cannot stop the advance of old age
LEMMA advance
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 advances
DEF = a development; improvement
EX 1 There have been great advances in space travel in the last 20 years
LEMMA advance
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 advances
DEF = money that is paid before the proper time or lent
EX 1 I was given an advance of a month's pay
LEMMA advance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advances
DEF = going or coming before
EX 1 An advance party is a group (as of soldiers) that travels ahead of the main group. An advance copy is a copy of a book that comes out before the official date for sending out copies
LEMMA advance
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 bc
VAR 1 advances
DEF = rare an increase, as of price; rise
EX 1
LEMMA advanced level
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ua
VAR 1 advanceds
DEF = (in British education) A LEVEL
EX 1
LEMMA advanced level
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ua
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (in British education) A LEVEL
EX 1
LEMMA advancement
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of advancing; improvement
EX 1
LEMMA advancement
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the obtaining of a higher position or rank
EX 1
LEMMA advances
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advanceses
DEF = efforts made to become friends with or to gain favourable attention from; offers of friendship or love
EX 1 The association asked me to make advances to the minister. She refused his advances
LEMMA advantage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advantages
DEF = something that may help one to be successful or to gain a desired result
EX 1 He had the advantage (over other boys) of being born into a rich family
LEMMA advantage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = profit; gain; BENEFIT@1 (1)
EX 1 It will be to his advantage if he studies hard
LEMMA advent
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Advents
DEF = the coming of Christ to the world
EX 1
LEMMA advent
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ca
VAR 1 Advents
DEF = the period of the 4 weeks before Christmas
EX 1
LEMMA adventist
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Adventists
DEF = a person who believes that the 2nd coming of Christ to the world is near
EX 1
LEMMA adventure
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adventures
DEF = a journey, activity, experience, etc., that is strange and exciting and often dangerous
EX 1 I told them of my adventures in the mountains
LEMMA adventure
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = excitement, as in a journey or activity; risk
EX 1 He lived for adventure
LEMMA adventurer
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adventurers
DEF = a person who has or looks for adventures
EX 1
LEMMA adventurer
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 adventurers
DEF = a person who hopes to make a fortune by taking big risks with his money
EX 1
LEMMA adventurer
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adventurers
DEF = a person who hopes to make a fortune or get a high place in society by dishonest, dangerous, or sexually immoral means
EX 1
LEMMA adventuress
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adventuresses
DEF = a female ADVENTURER (1, esp. 3)
EX 1
LEMMA adverb
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 adverbs
DEF = a word which describes or adds to the meaning of a verb, an adjective, another adverb, or a sentence, and which answers such questions as how? when? or where?
EX 1
LEMMA adverbial
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 adverbials
DEF = (something) like, used as, or having qualities typical of an adverb
EX 1 an adverbial phrase
LEMMA adverbial
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 adverbials
DEF = (something) like, used as, or having qualities typical of an adverb
EX 1 an adverbial phrase
LEMMA adversary
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adversaries
DEF = a person or group to whom one is opposed; opponent or enemy
EX 1
LEMMA adversity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = bad fortune; trouble
EX 1 A good friend will not desert one in time of adversity
LEMMA adversity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adversities
DEF = something unfortunate; misfortune
EX 1 to meet with adversities
LEMMA advert
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adverts
DEF = an advertisement
EX 1 I'm going to put an advert in the newspaper
LEMMA advertisement
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advertisements
DEF = also ad_ a notice of something for sale, services offered, job position to be filled, room to let, etc., as in a newspaper, painted on a wall, or made as a film
EX 1
LEMMA advertisement
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the action of advertising
EX 1
LEMMA advertising
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the business which concerns itself with making known to the public what is for sale and encouraging them to buy, esp. by means of pictures in magazines, notices in newspapers and messages on television (COMMERCIALs)
EX 1
LEMMA advice
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = opinion given by one person to another on how that other should behave or act
EX 1 I asked the doctor for his advice. On his advice I am staying in bed
LEMMA advice
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 advices
DEF = (esp. in business) a letter, note, or other report, esp. from a distant place giving information about delivery of goods
EX 1
LEMMA adviser
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advisers
DEF = a person who gives advice, esp. one who is often asked for advice, as by a government or business
EX 1
LEMMA advocacy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act or action of supporting an idea, way of life, person, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA advocate
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 advocates
DEF = law a person, esp. a lawyer, who speaks in defence of or in favour of another person
EX 1
LEMMA advocate
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advocates
DEF = a person who speaks for or supports an idea, way of life, etc.
EX 1 He is an advocate of cold baths in the morning
LEMMA adze
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 adzes
DEF = an axe with the blade set at a right angle to the handle, used for shaping large pieces of wood
EX 1
LEMMA aeon
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aeons
DEF = a period of time too long to be measured
EX 1
LEMMA aerial
POS n
FIELD1 ra
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aerials
DEF = a wire, rod, or framework put up, often on top of a house, to receive radio or television broadcasts
EX 1
LEMMA aerie
POS n
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 zo
VAR 1 aeries
DEF = EYRIE
EX 1
LEMMA aerobatics
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ae
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the art of doing tricks in an aircraft, such as rolling over sideways or flying upside down
EX 1
LEMMA aerobatics
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ae
VAR 1 aerobaticses
DEF = a group of such tricks considered as a performance
EX 1
LEMMA aerodrome
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aerodromes
DEF = a small airport
EX 1
LEMMA aerodynamics
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 si
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the science that studies the forces of moving air and other gases and the forces that act on bodies moving through the air
EX 1
LEMMA aerodynamics
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 si
VAR 1 aerodynamicses
DEF = the qualities necessary for movement through the air
EX 1
LEMMA aeronautics
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 si
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the science of the operation and flight of aircraft
EX 1
LEMMA aeroplane
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aeroplanes
DEF = a flying vehicle that is heavier than air, that has wings, and has at least one engine
EX 1
LEMMA aerosol
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aerosols
DEF = a small container from which liquid can be forced out in the form of a fine mist
EX 1
LEMMA aerospace
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aerospaces
DEF = of the air around the earth and the space beyond it
EX 1 an aerospace vehicle
LEMMA aertex
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a loosely woven material used for shirts and underclothes
EX 1
LEMMA aery
POS n
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 zo
VAR 1 aeries
DEF = EYRIE
EX 1
LEMMA aesthete
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aesthetes
DEF = a person who has a carefully developed sense of beauty, esp. beauty in art
EX 1
LEMMA aesthetics
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the study, science, or PHILOSOPHY (1) of beauty, esp. beauty in art
EX 1
LEMMA aether
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = ETHER (2, 3)
EX 1
LEMMA aetiology
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the study of the causes of anything, esp. of diseases
EX 1
LEMMA affair
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 affairs
DEF = something that has been done or is to be done; something needing action; business
EX 1 The minister deals with important affairs of state. Leave me alone; mind your own affairs
LEMMA affair
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 affairs
DEF = a happening; event; action
EX 1 The meeting was a noisy affair
LEMMA affair
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 affairs
DEF = a sexual relationship between 2 people not married to each other, esp. one that lasts for some time
EX 1
LEMMA affectation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 affectations
DEF = behaviour which is not one's natural manner
EX 1 She is sincere and quite without affectation
LEMMA affectation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = behaviour which is not one's natural manner
EX 1 She is sincere and quite without affectation
LEMMA affectation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 affectations
DEF = a feeling or manner that is pretended
EX 1
LEMMA affection
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = gentle, lasting love, as of a parent for its child; fondness
EX 1
LEMMA affidavit
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 affidavits
DEF = a written statement made after an official promise (OATH) to tell the truth for use as proof in a court of law
EX 1
LEMMA affiliation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of affiliating or being affiliated (AFFILIATE)
EX 1
LEMMA affiliation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 affiliations
DEF = a connection or relationship, often official
EX 1 The local gardening club has affiliations with several societies in the town
LEMMA affiliation order
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ua
VAR 1 affiliations
DEF = a decision made in a court of law ordering a man to pay for the support of his child born to a woman to whom he is not married
EX 1
LEMMA affinity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 affinities
DEF = relationship, close likeness, or connection
EX 1 The French and Italian languages have many affinities (with each other)
LEMMA affinity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 affinities
DEF = relationship, close likeness, or connection
EX 1 The French and Italian languages have many affinities (with each other)
LEMMA affinity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = relationship, close likeness, or connection
EX 1 The French and Italian languages have many affinities (with each other)
LEMMA affinity
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 affinities
DEF = a relationship through marriage, as of a man to his wife's relations
EX 1
LEMMA affinity
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 affinities
DEF = strong attraction
EX 1 He feels a strong affinity for/to her. There is a strong affinity between them
LEMMA affinity
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 affinities
DEF = strong attraction
EX 1 He feels a strong affinity for/to her. There is a strong affinity between them
LEMMA affinity
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 affinities
DEF = strong attraction
EX 1 He feels a strong affinity for/to her. There is a strong affinity between them
LEMMA affirmative
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 affirmatives
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 n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 affirmatives
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 affix
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 affixes
DEF = a group of letters or sounds added to the beginning of a word (in the case of a PREFIX) or the end of a word (in the case of a SUFFIX) to change its meaning or its use (as in "untie", "misunderstood", "kindness", "quickly")
EX 1
LEMMA affliction
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = suffering; grief; trouble
EX 1
LEMMA affliction
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 afflictions
DEF = something which causes suffering
EX 1 Pains in the head were among the many afflictions she suffered
LEMMA affray
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 affrays
DEF = a fight in a public place, esp. between small groups
EX 1
LEMMA affricate
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 affricates
DEF = a consonant sound combination consisting of a PLOSIVE (like /t/ or /d/) followed by a FRICATIVE pronounced in the same part of the mouth (like /S/ or /Z/)
EX 1 The word "church" contains the affricate /tS/
LEMMA affront
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 affronts
DEF = an act, remark, etc., that is rude to someone or hurts his feelings, esp. when intentional or in public
EX 1
LEMMA afghan
POS n
FIELD1 xa
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Afghans
DEF = a person from Afghanistan
EX 1
LEMMA afghan
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Afghans
DEF = a tall thin swift hunting dog native to the NEAR EAST, with a coat of thick silky hair
EX 1
LEMMA aficionado
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aficionados
DEF = a keen follower; FAN
EX 1 aficionados of cricket a cinema aficionado
LEMMA african
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 Africans
DEF = a person from Africa
EX 1
LEMMA afrikaans
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 Afrikaanses
DEF = a language of South Africa very much like Dutch
EX 1
LEMMA afrikaans
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a language of South Africa very much like Dutch
EX 1
LEMMA afrikaner
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 Afrikaners
DEF = a South African whose native language is Afrikaans, esp. a descendant of the Dutch settlers of the 17th century
EX 1
LEMMA afro
POS n
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 Afros
DEF = a hairstyle for men and women in which the hair is shaped into a large round bushy mass
EX 1
LEMMA afterbirth
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the material that comes out of a woman just after she has given birth to a child
EX 1
LEMMA aftercare
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 so
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the care or treatment given to someone after a period in hospital, prison, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA aftereffect
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aftereffects
DEF = an effect (usu. unpleasant) that follows some time after the cause or after the main effect
EX 1
LEMMA afterglow
POS n
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 afterglows
DEF = the light that remains in the western sky after the sun has set
EX 1
LEMMA afterglow
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 afterglows
DEF = a pleasant feeling that remains after the main feeling
EX 1
LEMMA afterlife
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 afterlifes
DEF = the life that is thought by some people to follow death
EX 1
LEMMA afterlife
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 afterlifes
DEF = the later part of one's life, esp. after a particular event
EX 1
LEMMA aftermath
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 aftermaths
DEF = the result or period following a bad event such as an accident, storm, war, etc.
EX 1 Life was much harder in the aftermath of the war
LEMMA afternoon
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 afternoons
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 n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 afternoons
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 n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 afternoons
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 n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 afternoons
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 afters
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 afterses
DEF = the part of a meal that comes after the main dish, usu. something sweet
EX 1
LEMMA aftershave
POS n
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 aftershaves
DEF = a liquid with a pleasant smell for use on the face after shaving (SHAVE (1, 2))
EX 1
LEMMA aftershave
POS n
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a liquid with a pleasant smell for use on the face after shaving (SHAVE (1, 2))
EX 1
LEMMA aftertaste
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aftertastes
DEF = a taste that stays in the mouth after the food that caused it is no longer there
EX 1
LEMMA afterthought
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 afterthoughts
DEF = an idea that comes later
EX 1
LEMMA afterthought
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 afterthoughts
DEF = something added later
EX 1 Surprisingly, the best part of the palace was an afterthought put on more than 20 years after the main part had been finished!
LEMMA agar-agar
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a jelly made from plants that live in the sea (SEAWEED) and used in soups and in the study of bacteria
EX 1
LEMMA agate
POS n
FIELD1 jw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 agates
DEF = a hard stone with bands of colour, used in jewellery
EX 1
LEMMA agate
POS n
FIELD1 jw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a hard stone with bands of colour, used in jewellery
EX 1
LEMMA age
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ages
DEF = the period of time a person has lived or a thing has existed
EX 1 What is your age? He is 10 years of age. At your age you should know better. What ages are your children?
LEMMA age
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the period of time a person has lived or a thing has existed
EX 1 What is your age? He is 10 years of age. At your age you should know better. What ages are your children?
LEMMA age
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = one of the periods of life
EX 1 When a man has reached 40 he has reached middle age
LEMMA age
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = an advanced or old period of life
EX 1 His back was bent with age
LEMMA age
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ages
DEF = the particular time of life at which a person becomes able or not able to do something
EX 1 People who are either under age or over age may not join
LEMMA age
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the particular time of life at which a person becomes able or not able to do something
EX 1 People who are either under age or over age may not join
LEMMA age
POS n
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ages
DEF = (in comb.) (usu. cap.) a particular period of history
EX 1 The period in which man learnt to make tools of iron is called the Iron Age
LEMMA age
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ages
DEF = all the people living at a particular time
EX 1 This age doesn't know what it is to be really poor. We shall plan for the ages to come
LEMMA age
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ages
DEF = infml a long time
EX 1 It's been ages/an age since we met
LEMMA age
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ages
DEF = (be/come) of age (to be or reach) the particular age, usu. 18 or 21, when a person becomes responsible in law for his own actions, and is allowed to vote, get married, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA age group
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ages
DEF = the people between 2 particular ages considered as a group
EX 1
LEMMA ageing
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the action of growing old
EX 1
LEMMA ageing
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the changes that happen, as to wine, cheese, or a person's body, as time passes
EX 1
LEMMA ageing
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the action of allowing or causing these changes
EX 1
LEMMA agency
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 agencies
DEF = a business that makes its money esp. by bringing people into touch with others or the products of others
EX 1 I got this job in the factory through an employment agency
LEMMA agency
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 agencies
DEF = the office or place of business of a person who represents a business
EX 1 The large firm has agencies all over the world
LEMMA agency
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ph
VAR 1 agencies
DEF = the power or force which causes a result; influence
EX 1 Iron is melted by the agency of heat
LEMMA agenda
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 agendas
DEF = a list of the business or subjects to be considered at a meeting
EX 1
LEMMA agent
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 agents
DEF = a person who acts for another, esp. one who looks after or represents the business affairs of a person or firm
EX 1 Our agent in Rome deals with all our Italian business. a secret agent (= a political SPY)
LEMMA agent
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 agents
DEF = a person who makes money by bringing people into touch with others or the products of others
EX 1
LEMMA agent
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ph
VAR 1 agents
DEF = a person or thing that works to produce a result
EX 1 Rain and sun are the agents which help plants to grow
LEMMA agent provocateur
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 agents
DEF = a person employed, esp. by the government or police, to encourage criminals or those working against the state, to take open action so that they can be caught
EX 1
LEMMA age of consent
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ages
DEF = the age at which a person is considered to be old enough to marry or have sexual relations without breaking the law
EX 1
LEMMA agglomerate
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 agglomerates
DEF = a mass or heap, esp. of pieces of rock from an exploding mountain (VOLCANO) melted and united by heat
EX 1
LEMMA agglomerate
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a mass or heap, esp. of pieces of rock from an exploding mountain (VOLCANO) melted and united by heat
EX 1
LEMMA agglutination
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the action of sticking things together, or of becoming stuck together, esp. in a jelly-like form
EX 1 agglutination of bacteria/red blood cells
LEMMA agglutination
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the formation of new words by combining separate words (or parts of words) which each have their own meaning (as in "shipyard" from "ship" and "yard")
EX 1
LEMMA aggrandizement
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = increase or improvement in size, power, or rank
EX 1 He is willing to do anything for his own personal aggrandizement
LEMMA aggravation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the action of aggravating or of being AGGRAVATEd
EX 1
LEMMA aggravation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aggravations
DEF = something that annoys one; trouble
EX 1 These continuous arguments are an aggravation
LEMMA aggregate
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aggregates
DEF = fml a mass or total made up of small parts
EX 1
LEMMA aggregate
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = fml a mass or total made up of small parts
EX 1
LEMMA aggregate
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 bd
VAR 1 aggregates
DEF = tech the materials, such as sand and small stones, that are added to a binding material (CEMENT) to form the very hard strong material (CONCRETE) used for roads, paths, floors, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA aggregate
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 bd
VAR 1 nil
DEF = tech the materials, such as sand and small stones, that are added to a binding material (CEMENT) to form the very hard strong material (CONCRETE) used for roads, paths, floors, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA aggregation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the collecting together into a mass of a number of different things
EX 1
LEMMA aggregation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aggregations
DEF = a group or mass formed by this
EX 1
LEMMA aggression
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 mi
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the starting of a quarrel, fight, or war, esp. without just cause
EX 1
LEMMA aggression
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 mi
VAR 1 aggressions
DEF = an attacking action made without just cause
EX 1
LEMMA aggressor
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 mi
VAR 1 aggressors
DEF = a person or country that begins a quarrel, fight, war, etc., with another, esp. without just cause
EX 1
LEMMA aggro
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = trouble, esp. fighting, as between groups of young people
EX 1
LEMMA aging
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 agings
DEF = AGEING
EX 1
LEMMA agitation
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = painful excitement of the mind or feelings; anxiety
EX 1
LEMMA agitation
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 agitations
DEF = public argument, action, unrest, etc., for or against political or social change
EX 1
LEMMA agitation
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = public argument, action, unrest, etc., for or against political or social change
EX 1
LEMMA agitator
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 agitators
DEF = a person who excites and influences other people's feelings esp. toward political or social change
EX 1
LEMMA agitator
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 agitators
DEF = a machine for shaking or STIRring@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA agnostic
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 agnostics
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 n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 agnostics
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 n
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 agnostics
DEF = (a person) who claims that a particular point can neither be proved nor disproved
EX 1
LEMMA agnostic
POS n
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 agnostics
DEF = (a person) who claims that a particular point can neither be proved nor disproved
EX 1
LEMMA agnus dei
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Agnuses
DEF = the 6th part of the Roman Catholic religious service called the MASS, esp. when performed with music
EX 1
LEMMA agony
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 agonies
DEF = very great pain or suffering of mind or body
EX 1 He lay in agony until the doctor arrived. He was in agonies of doubt. He suffered agonies from his broken arm
LEMMA agony
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 nil
DEF = very great pain or suffering of mind or body
EX 1 He lay in agony until the doctor arrived. He was in agonies of doubt. He suffered agonies from his broken arm
LEMMA agony column
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zj
VAR 1 agonies
DEF = PERSONAL COLUMN
EX 1
LEMMA agoraphobia
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zy
VAR 1 nil
DEF = an unhealthy fear of open spaces
EX 1
LEMMA agoraphobic
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zy
VAR 1 agoraphobics
DEF = (a person) suffering from AGORAPHOBIA
EX 1
LEMMA agoraphobic
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zy
VAR 1 agoraphobics
DEF = (a person) suffering from AGORAPHOBIA
EX 1
LEMMA agreement
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state of having the same opinion, feeling, or purpose; thinking in the same way
EX 1 We are in agreement with their decision. There is very little agreement about what to do
LEMMA agreement
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 agreements
DEF = an arrangement or promise of action, as made between people, groups, businesses, or countries
EX 1 You have broken our agreement by not doing the work you promised
LEMMA agreement
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the use of matching forms of noun, adjective, verb, etc., in a sentence
EX 1
LEMMA agriculture
POS n
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the art or practice of farming, esp. of growing crops
EX 1
LEMMA agronomy
POS n
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the scientific study of soil and the growing of crops
EX 1
LEMMA ague
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 agues
DEF = fever that begins with coldness and an uncontrollable shaking of the body, esp. when caused by the disease MALARIA
EX 1
LEMMA ague
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = fever that begins with coldness and an uncontrollable shaking of the body, esp. when caused by the disease MALARIA
EX 1
LEMMA aid
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = support; help
EX 1 He went to the aid of the hurt man. What is the money in aid of?
LEMMA aid
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aids
DEF = a person or thing that supports or helps
EX 1 A dictionary is an important aid in learning a new language
LEMMA aide
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aides
DEF = a person who helps, esp. a person employed to help a government minister
EX 1
LEMMA aide-de-camp
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aide-de-camps
DEF = a military or naval officer who helps an officer of higher rank in his duties
EX 1
LEMMA aileron
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ailerons
DEF = the movable back edge of the wing of an aircraft, used esp. to keep the aircraft level or help it turn
EX 1
LEMMA ailment
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ailments
DEF = an illness, esp. one that is not serious
EX 1 She is always complaining of some ailment or other
LEMMA aim
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of directing a weapon, remark, etc.
EX 1 The hunter took aim at the lion. His aim was very good
LEMMA aim
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aims
DEF = the desired result of one's efforts; purpose; intention
EX 1 What is your aim in working so hard?
LEMMA air
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the mixture of gases which surrounds the earth and which we breathe
EX 1 The fresh air made him feel hungry
LEMMA air
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the sky or the space above the ground
EX 1 He jumped into the air
LEMMA air
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the sky as something through which to fly
EX 1 Air travel is now very fast. I shall send the letter by air
LEMMA air
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 airs
DEF = the general character or appearance of something; appearance of, or feeling caused by, a person or place
EX 1 There was an air of excitement at the meeting
LEMMA air
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 airs
DEF = that part of a piece of music that is easily recognized and remembered; tune
EX 1
LEMMA air
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 airs
DEF = rare a very gentle wind; BREEZE@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA airbase
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ae
VAR 1 airbases
DEF = a place where military aircraft land and take off
EX 1
LEMMA airbed
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 sp
VAR 1 airbeds
DEF = a rubber or plastic bed or long bag filled with air rather than feathers or other material
EX 1
LEMMA airbladder
POS n
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 airbladders
DEF = (in some animals, esp. fishes, and plants) a small fleshy bag containing air
EX 1
LEMMA airbrake
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 airbrakes
DEF = an apparatus for stopping a vehicle, such as a train or big car, that is worked by air under pressure
EX 1
LEMMA airbrick
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 airbricks
DEF = a brick with holes through it to allow air into and out of a room or building
EX 1
LEMMA airbus
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ae
VAR 1 airbuses
DEF = an aircraft for carrying large numbers of passengers on short or middle-distance flights at regular times
EX 1
LEMMA airbus
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ae
VAR 1 nil
DEF = an aircraft for carrying large numbers of passengers on short or middle-distance flights at regular times
EX 1
LEMMA air chief marshal
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 airs
DEF = (in Britain) (a man who holds) the 2nd highest rank in the R.A.F.
EX 1
LEMMA air chief marshal
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 airs
DEF = (in Britain) (a man who holds) the 2nd highest rank in the R.A.F.
EX 1
LEMMA air commodore
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 airs
DEF = (in Britain) (a man who holds) the 5th highest rank in the R.A.F.
EX 1
LEMMA air commodore
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 airs
DEF = (in Britain) (a man who holds) the 5th highest rank in the R.A.F.
EX 1
LEMMA air-conditioning
POS n
FIELD1 e6
FIELD2 hh
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the system that uses one or more machines (air-conditioners) to keep air in a building cool and usu. dry in the summer
EX 1
LEMMA air-cooling
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the system or apparatus that keeps something, such as an engine, cool by forcing air over or through it
EX 1
LEMMA air corridor
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 airs
DEF = a limited path through the air that an aircraft must follow
EX 1
LEMMA aircraft
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aircrafts
DEF = a flying machine of any type, with or without an engine
EX 1
LEMMA aircraft
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a flying machine of any type, with or without an engine
EX 1
LEMMA aircraft
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aircrafts
DEF = a flying machine of any type, with or without an engine
EX 1
LEMMA aircraft carrier
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 na
VAR 1 aircrafts
DEF = a warship which can carry naval aircraft and which has a large flat surface where they can take off and land
EX 1
LEMMA aircraftman
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 aircraftmans
DEF = (in Britain) (a man who holds) the lowest rank in the R.A.F.
EX 1
LEMMA aircraftman
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 aircraftmans
DEF = (in Britain) (a man who holds) the lowest rank in the R.A.F.
EX 1
LEMMA aircrew
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aircrews
DEF = the pilot and others responsible for flying an aircraft, together with those who look after the comfort of any passengers
EX 1
LEMMA aircushion
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aircushions
DEF = a soft bag (CUSHION) to sit on, which is filled with air rather than feathers or other material
EX 1
LEMMA aircushion
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 aircushions
DEF = air forced out from under a vehicle (HOVERCRAFT) to support it
EX 1
LEMMA airdrop
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 mi
VAR 1 airdrops
DEF = the dropping of supplies or men from an aircraft, by means of a PARACHUTE, esp. to a place that is difficult to get to
EX 1
LEMMA airedale
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Airedales
DEF = a dog with a rough coat; type of large TERRIER
EX 1
LEMMA airfield
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 airfields
DEF = AmE AERODROME
EX 1
LEMMA airfield
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 airfields
DEF = a place where aircraft may land and take off but which need not have any large buildings for storing things or repairing the aircraft
EX 1
LEMMA airflow
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 eg
VAR 1 airflows
DEF = the movement of air over the surface of an aircraft in flight
EX 1
LEMMA airflow
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 eg
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the movement of air over the surface of an aircraft in flight
EX 1
LEMMA airforce
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 airforces
DEF = that part of the military organization of a country that is concerned with attack and defence from the air
EX 1
LEMMA airgun
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 airguns
DEF = a gun which uses strong air pressure to fire a bullet
EX 1
LEMMA airgun
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 airguns
DEF = any apparatus that uses strong air pressure to force out a material, esp. paint
EX 1
LEMMA airhole
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 airholes
DEF = a hole for air to pass through, as into places deep under the ground
EX 1
LEMMA airhole
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 airholes
DEF = a hole made by air, as in a cake or bread
EX 1
LEMMA airhostess
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 airhostesses
DEF = a woman who looks after the comfort of the passengers of an aircraft during flight
EX 1
LEMMA airing
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the leaving of clothes, sheets, etc., in the open air or in a warm place to get thoroughly dry
EX 1
LEMMA airing
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of allowing fresh air into a room
EX 1
LEMMA airing
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 airings
DEF = the making public of one's opinions, knowledge, ideas, etc.
EX 1 We had a meeting and gave our ideas a good airing
LEMMA airing
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 airings
DEF = the act of going for a walk, ride, etc., in the fresh air
EX 1
LEMMA airing cupboard
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 airings
DEF = a cupboard that is heated and used to make clothes, sheets, etc., thoroughly dry before use
EX 1
LEMMA airlane
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 airlanes
DEF = a path through the air regularly used by aircraft in flight
EX 1
LEMMA airletter
POS n
FIELD1 st
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 airletters
DEF = a sheet of very thin paper (already stamped for posting) on which a letter can be written and which is then folded and stuck at the edges and sent by air without an envelope
EX 1
LEMMA airletter
POS n
FIELD1 st
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a sheet of very thin paper (already stamped for posting) on which a letter can be written and which is then folded and stuck at the edges and sent by air without an envelope
EX 1
LEMMA airletter
POS n
FIELD1 st
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 airletters
DEF = any letter that is sent by air
EX 1
LEMMA airletter
POS n
FIELD1 st
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = any letter that is sent by air
EX 1
LEMMA airlift
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ae
VAR 1 airlifts
DEF = the carrying of large numbers of people or amounts of supplies by aircraft, esp. to or from a place that is difficult to get to
EX 1
LEMMA airline
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 airlines
DEF = a business that runs a regular service for carrying passengers and goods by air
EX 1
LEMMA airliner
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 airliners
DEF = a large passenger aircraft
EX 1
LEMMA airlock
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 airlocks
DEF = a ball of air (BUBBLE) in a tube or pipe that prevents the passage of a liquid
EX 1
LEMMA airlock
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 airlocks
DEF = an enclosed space or room into which or from which air cannot accidentally pass, as in a space vehicle or apparatus for working under water
EX 1
LEMMA airmail
POS n
FIELD1 st
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = letters, parcels, etc., sent by air
EX 1
LEMMA airmail
POS n
FIELD1 st
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the system of sending things by air
EX 1
LEMMA airman
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 or
VAR 1 airmans
DEF = any person in the airforce who is not above the rank of a NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER
EX 1
LEMMA airman
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 or
VAR 1 airmans
DEF = any person in the airforce who is not above the rank of a NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER
EX 1
LEMMA air mattress
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 sp
VAR 1 airs
DEF = AIRBED
EX 1
LEMMA airplane
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 airplanes
DEF = AEROPLANE
EX 1
LEMMA airpocket
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 mt
VAR 1 airpockets
DEF = a downward flow of air in the sky which causes an aircraft that is flying into it to lose height suddenly
EX 1
LEMMA airport
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ac
VAR 1 airports
DEF = a place where aircraft can land and take off, which has several buildings, and which is regularly used by paying passengers
EX 1
LEMMA air raid
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ae
VAR 1 airs
DEF = an attack by military aircraft
EX 1 an air-raid shelter
LEMMA airs
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 airses
DEF = (esp. of a woman) unnatural manners or actions that are intended to make people think one is more important than one really is (esp. in the phrs. give oneself airs, put on airs)
EX 1
LEMMA air-sea rescue
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the work of saving people from aircraft that have crashed into the sea
EX 1
LEMMA air-sea rescue
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 air-seas
DEF = a case or example of this work
EX 1
LEMMA airshaft
POS n
FIELD1 mg
FIELD2 eg
VAR 1 airshafts
DEF = an opening like a chimney for allowing fresh air into places deep under the ground, such as mines and TUNNELs
EX 1
LEMMA airship
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 airships
DEF = a flying vehicle that uses gas to make it lighter than air and an engine to make it move forward
EX 1
LEMMA airship
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a flying vehicle that uses gas to make it lighter than air and an engine to make it move forward
EX 1
LEMMA airspace
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the air or sky above a country and regarded as the property of that country
EX 1
LEMMA airspeed
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 airspeeds
DEF = the speed at which an aircraft travels through the air
EX 1
LEMMA airspeed
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the speed at which an aircraft travels through the air
EX 1
LEMMA airstrip
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 airstrips
DEF = a stretch of land that may be used by aircraft to take off and land, as in war or time of trouble, but not as a regular arrangement
EX 1
LEMMA air terminal
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 airs
DEF = the building in which passengers for an aircraft flight come together before getting on board their aircraft or from which they leave at the end of their journey. It may be at the airport, or some distance away
EX 1
LEMMA air vice-marshal
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 airs
DEF = (in Britain) (a man who holds) the 4th highest rank in the R.A.F.
EX 1
LEMMA air vice-marshal
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 airs
DEF = (in Britain) (a man who holds) the 4th highest rank in the R.A.F.
EX 1
LEMMA airway
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 airways
DEF = AIRLINE
EX 1
LEMMA airway
POS n
FIELD1 mg
FIELD2 eg
VAR 1 airways
DEF = AIRSHAFT
EX 1
LEMMA airwoman
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 or
VAR 1 airwomans
DEF = a female AIRMAN
EX 1
LEMMA airwoman
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 or
VAR 1 airwomans
DEF = a female AIRMAN
EX 1
LEMMA aisle
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 rl
VAR 1 aisles
DEF = a passage, usu. one of two, leading through the length of a church and divided from the central part (NAVE) by a row of pillars
EX 1
LEMMA aisle
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 aisles
DEF = a narrow passage between rows of seats, shelves, etc., as in a theatre or large shop
EX 1
LEMMA aitch
POS n
FIELD1 al
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 aitches
DEF = a way of spelling the name of the letter H, h
EX 1
LEMMA aitch-bone
POS n
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aitch-bones
DEF = a large bone at the back end (RUMP) of a cow
EX 1
LEMMA aitch-bone
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aitch-bones
DEF = a piece of meat cut from over this bone
EX 1
LEMMA alabaster
POS n
FIELD1 mn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a transparent soft mainly white stone used for making ornaments
EX 1
LEMMA alabaster
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 alabasters
DEF = lit very white
EX 1 She has alabaster skin
LEMMA alacrity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = quick and willing readiness
EX 1
LEMMA alarm
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 alarms
DEF = a warning of danger, as by ringing a bell or shouting
EX 1 I gave/raised the alarm as soon as I saw what was happening. There were several alarms during the night but no actual attacks
LEMMA alarm
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 alarms
DEF = any apparatus, such as a bell, noise, flag, by which a warning is given
EX 1
LEMMA alarm
POS n
FIELD1 hr
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 alarms
DEF = (the apparatus that makes the noise in an) ALARM CLOCK
EX 1
LEMMA alarm
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = sudden fear and anxiety as caused by the possibility of danger
EX 1
LEMMA alarm clock
POS n
FIELD1 hr
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 alarms
DEF = a clock that can be set to make a noise at any particular time to wake up sleepers
EX 1 What time shall I set the alarm clock for?
LEMMA alarmist
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 alarmists
DEF = a person who raises an alarm when there is no reason for it, esp. a nervous person who always expects danger and says so to others
EX 1
LEMMA albatross
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 albatrosses
DEF = any of various large strong mostly white seabirds famous for their ability to fly long distances
EX 1
LEMMA albino
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 albinos
DEF = a person with a pale milky skin, very light hair, and eyes that are pink because of a lack of colouring matter
EX 1
LEMMA albino
POS n
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 bo
VAR 1 albinos
DEF = an animal or plant that lacks the typical colouring
EX 1
LEMMA album
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 albums
DEF = a book whose pages have little or no writing and which is used for collecting photographs, stamps, pieces of newspaper, drawings, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA album
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 albums
DEF = LONG-PLAYING RECORD
EX 1
LEMMA albumen
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the white or colourless part of an egg
EX 1
LEMMA albumen
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = also albumin_ any of various substances (PROTEINs) contained in much animal and vegetable matter
EX 1
LEMMA alchemist
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 si
VAR 1 alchemists
DEF = a person who studied or practised ALCHEMY
EX 1
LEMMA alchemy
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 hi
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (esp. in the MIDDLE AGES) the science concerned with finding a way to turn all metals into gold and which later developed into chemistry
EX 1
LEMMA alcohol
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the pure colourless liquid present in drinks that can make one drunk, such as wine, beer, and SPIRITs@1 (12)
EX 1
LEMMA alcohol
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the drinks containing this
EX 1
LEMMA alcohol
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 alcohols
DEF = any of a class of chemical substances of which the alcohol in wine is one
EX 1
LEMMA alcohol
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = any of a class of chemical substances of which the alcohol in wine is one
EX 1
LEMMA alcoholic
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 alcoholics
DEF = a person who cannot break the habit of drinking alcoholic drinks too much, esp. one whose health is damaged because of this
EX 1
LEMMA alcoholism
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the continued and habitual drinking of alcohol in great quantities
EX 1
LEMMA alcoholism
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the diseased condition caused by this
EX 1
LEMMA alcove
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 alcoves
DEF = a small partly enclosed space in a room for a bed, chairs, books, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA alcove
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ag
VAR 1 alcoves
DEF = a space like this, as for a seat in a wall or row of bushes in a garden
EX 1
LEMMA alder
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 20
VAR 1 alders
DEF = a type of tree related to the BIRCH, which grows in wet places
EX 1
LEMMA alderman
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ua
VAR 1 aldermans
DEF = BrE a member of a town, city, or COUNTY (1) council who is of high rank and is chosen by the elected members
EX 1
LEMMA alderman
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aldermans
DEF = a local government officer having any of various duties
EX 1
LEMMA ale
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = any of various types of beer, esp. one that is pale in colour
EX 1
LEMMA alehouse
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 alehouses
DEF = PUB
EX 1
LEMMA alert
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 alerts
DEF = a warning to be ready for danger
EX 1
LEMMA alert
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 alerts
DEF = the period in which people remain especially watchful for danger
EX 1
LEMMA a level
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ua
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the higher of the 2 standards of examinations (in the GCE), necessary for entrance to a university or most colleges
EX 1
LEMMA a level
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ua
VAR 1 As
DEF = an examination of this standard in a particular subject
EX 1
LEMMA alfalfa
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ah
VAR 1 nil
DEF = AmE LUCERNE
EX 1
LEMMA algae
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 bo
VAR 1 algaes
DEF = plants of a very simple form that live in or near water and are usu. very small
EX 1
LEMMA algebra
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a branch of MATHEMATICS in which signs and letters are used instead of numbers
EX 1
LEMMA algorithm
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 algorithms
DEF = a list of instructions which are carried out in a fixed order to find the answer to a question or esp. to calculate a number
EX 1
LEMMA alias
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aliases
DEF = a name other than the usual or officially recognized name used by a person (esp. a criminal) on certain occasions; false name
EX 1
LEMMA alibi
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 alibis
DEF = an argument or defence that a person charged with a crime was in another place when the crime was done and that he therefore could not have done it
EX 1 They all had alibis when asked where they were on the day of the crime
LEMMA alibi
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 alibis
DEF = infml an excuse
EX 1 What's your alibi for being late this time Jones?
LEMMA alien
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aliens
DEF = a foreigner who has not become a citizen of the country where he or she is living
EX 1
LEMMA alienation
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the separation of a person or his friendship from a person with whom he was formerly friendly
EX 1
LEMMA alienation
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a feeling of not belonging to or being part of one's surroundings
EX 1 The increasingly dull nature of many industrial jobs has led to the alienation of many workers
LEMMA alienation
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = tech the official taking of land, a business, a right, etc., from someone
EX 1
LEMMA alienist
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zy
VAR 1 alienists
DEF = PSYCHIATRIST
EX 1
LEMMA alignment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of forming or arranging into a line (esp. in the phrs. into/out of alignment (with) )
EX 1
LEMMA alignment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 alignments
DEF = the line or lines formed in this way
EX 1
LEMMA alignment
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (of people or countries with the same aims, ideas, etc.) the act of forming into groups
EX 1
LEMMA alignment
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 alignments
DEF = a group formed in this way
EX 1
LEMMA alimentary canal
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 alimentaries
DEF = the tubelike passage leading from the mouth to the stomach and onward
EX 1
LEMMA alimony
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 alimonies
DEF = money that a man has been ordered to pay regularly to his (former) wife after they have been SEPARATEd@1 (6) or DIVORCEd@2 (1) in a court of law
EX 1
LEMMA alimony
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = money that a man has been ordered to pay regularly to his (former) wife after they have been SEPARATEd@1 (6) or DIVORCEd@2 (1) in a court of law
EX 1
LEMMA alkali
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 alkalis
DEF = any of various substances that form chemical salts when combined with acids
EX 1
LEMMA alkali
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = any of various substances that form chemical salts when combined with acids
EX 1
LEMMA allah
POS n
FIELD1 rn
FIELD2 zi
VAR 1 Allahs
DEF = (the Muslim name for) God
EX 1
LEMMA all clear
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 alls
DEF = a signal (such as a whistle or loud cry) that danger is past
EX 1
LEMMA allegation
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 allegations
DEF = a statement that charges someone with doing something bad or criminal but which is not supported by proof
EX 1 Allegations of cruelty unsupported by proof
LEMMA allegiance
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 allegiances
DEF = loyalty, faith, and dutiful support to a king, country, idea, etc.
EX 1 His allegiances are divided
LEMMA allegiance
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = loyalty, faith, and dutiful support to a king, country, idea, etc.
EX 1 His allegiances are divided
LEMMA allegory
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 af
VAR 1 allegories
DEF = a story, poem, painting, etc., in which the characters and actions represent good and bad qualities
EX 1
LEMMA allegory
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 af
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the style of such a story, poem, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA allegretto
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 allegrettos
DEF = (a piece of music) played fairly fast but not very fast
EX 1
LEMMA allegretto
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 allegrettos
DEF = (a piece of music) played fairly fast but not very fast
EX 1
LEMMA allegro
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 allegros
DEF = (a piece of music) played in a rapid manner and full of life
EX 1
LEMMA allegro
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 allegros
DEF = (a piece of music) played in a rapid manner and full of life
EX 1
LEMMA alleluia
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 alleluias
DEF = HALLELUJA
EX 1
LEMMA allergy
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 allergies
DEF = a condition of being unusually sensitive to something eaten, breathed in, or touched, in a way that causes pain or suffering
EX 1
LEMMA allergy
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 allergies
DEF = infml a strong dislike (for)
EX 1
LEMMA alley
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 alleys
DEF = a narrow street or path between buildings in a town
EX 1
LEMMA alley
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 alleys
DEF = a path in a garden or park, esp. one bordered by trees or bushes
EX 1
LEMMA alley
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 alleys
DEF = a long narrow piece of ground, or floor along which heavy balls are rolled in order to knock over pieces (SKITTLEs or PINs) of wood, plastic, etc., placed at the far end
EX 1
LEMMA alley
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 alleys
DEF = a room or building containing one or many such long narrow areas
EX 1
LEMMA alleyway
POS n
FIELD1 al
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 alleyways
DEF = ALLEY (1)
EX 1
LEMMA alliance
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of allying or the state of being allied (ALLY)
EX 1 (esp. in the phr. in alliance (with): They are in alliance (with each other)
LEMMA alliance
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 alliances
DEF = a close agreement or connection between countries, groups, families, etc.
EX 1 We are hoping for an alliance with the workers of other factories
LEMMA alliance
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 alliances
DEF = a group or association, esp. of countries, formed to look after the interests of its members
EX 1
LEMMA alliance
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 hi
VAR 1 alliances
DEF = becoming rare a union of families by marriage
EX 1
LEMMA alligator
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 3.
VAR 1 alligators
DEF = a large cold-blooded fierce animal (like the CROCODILE) that lives on land and in lakes and rivers in the hot wet parts of America and China
EX 1
LEMMA alligator
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 3.
VAR 1 alligators
DEF = a large cold-blooded fierce animal (like the CROCODILE) that lives on land and in lakes and rivers in the hot wet parts of America and China
EX 1
LEMMA alligator
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = its skin turned into leather
EX 1
LEMMA alliteration
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the appearance of the same sound or sounds at the beginning of 2 or more words that are next to or close to each other (as in "Round the rocks runs the river")
EX 1
LEMMA allocation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the giving of shares or places
EX 1
LEMMA allocation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allocations
DEF = a share, as of money or space
EX 1
LEMMA allopathy
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the treatment of diseases by the use of medicines that produce effects different from or opposite to those of the disease being treated
EX 1
LEMMA allotment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the giving of shares or places; ALLOCATION
EX 1
LEMMA allotment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allotments
DEF = a share, as of money or space
EX 1
LEMMA allotment
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ua
VAR 1 allotments
DEF = (in Britain) a small piece of land rented out, esp. by a town council, to people who will grow vegetables on it
EX 1
LEMMA allowance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allowances
DEF = something, esp. money, provided regularly AmE POCKET MONEY (2)
EX 1
LEMMA allowance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allowances
DEF = money provided for a special purpose
EX 1 Most people who travel in the course of their work are given travelling allowances
LEMMA allowance
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 allowances
DEF = money taken off the cost of something, usu. for a special reason
EX 1
LEMMA allowance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allowances
DEF = the taking into consideration of facts that may change something, esp. an opinion (esp. in the phr. make (an) allowance for, make allowance(s) for)
EX 1
LEMMA allowance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the taking into consideration of facts that may change something, esp. an opinion (esp. in the phr. make (an) allowance for, make allowance(s) for)
EX 1
LEMMA allowance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allowances
DEF = share; part
EX 1
LEMMA alloy
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 alloys
DEF = a metal made by mixing together 2 or more different metals
EX 1
LEMMA allspice
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a strong-tasting powder obtained from the berry of a West Indian tree and used in cooking
EX 1
LEMMA allure
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allures
DEF = attraction; charm
EX 1 The book has a certain allure for which it is hard to find a reason
LEMMA allure
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = attraction; charm
EX 1 The book has a certain allure for which it is hard to find a reason
LEMMA allurement
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allurements
DEF = something that attracts or charms
EX 1 The big cities are full of allurements on which to spend money
LEMMA allurement
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of attracting
EX 1
LEMMA allusion
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allusions
DEF = the act of not speaking of something in an open manner, or something spoken of without directness, esp. while speaking about something else
EX 1 His allusions to my failures were unnecessary
LEMMA allusion
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of not speaking of something in an open manner, or something spoken of without directness, esp. while speaking about something else
EX 1 His allusions to my failures were unnecessary
LEMMA alluvium
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ag
VAR 1 alluviums
DEF = soil put down by rivers, lakes, floods, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA alluvium
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ag
VAR 1 nil
DEF = soil put down by rivers, lakes, floods, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA ally
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 mi
VAR 1 allies
DEF = a country that is joined to one's own by political agreement, esp. one that will provide support in war
EX 1
LEMMA ally
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allies
DEF = a person who helps or supports one
EX 1
LEMMA alma mater
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 almas
DEF = the school or university where a person was taught
EX 1
LEMMA alma mater
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ed
VAR 1 almas
DEF = AmE (usu. caps) the song of a school or university
EX 1
LEMMA almanac
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 almanacs
DEF = a book giving a list of the days of a year, together with the times of various events such as sunrise and sunset, changes in the moon, and the rise and fall of the sea. Sometimes other information of general interest is given as well
EX 1
LEMMA almond
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 almonds
DEF = a fruit tree whose seeds are eaten as nuts
EX 1
LEMMA almond
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 almonds
DEF = the nut of this tree
EX 1
LEMMA almoner
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 md
VAR 1 almoners
DEF = an official in a hospital who looks after the material and social needs of the sick; a hospital SOCIAL WORKer (now officially called a medical social worker)
EX 1
LEMMA alms
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 almses
DEF = money, food, clothes, etc., given to poor people
EX 1
LEMMA alms
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = money, food, clothes, etc., given to poor people
EX 1
LEMMA alms-house
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ua
VAR 1 alms-houses
DEF = (in Britain) a house, usu. one of a group, provided in former times by a rich person, in which old or poor people could live without paying rent
EX 1
LEMMA aloe
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aloes
DEF = a plant with thick pointed leaves
EX 1
LEMMA aloe
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = also bitter aloes_ a bitter medicine obtained from this plant
EX 1
LEMMA alopecia
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the loss of hair from the head; BALDness (1)
EX 1
LEMMA alpaca
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 qp
VAR 1 alpacas
DEF = a sheeplike animal of Peru, related to the LLAMA
EX 1
LEMMA alpaca
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = cloth made from the wool of this animal
EX 1
LEMMA alpenhorn
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 uz
VAR 1 alpenhorns
DEF = a very long wooden horn formerly used in Switzerland, esp. to call sheep and cows
EX 1
LEMMA alpenstock
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 alpenstocks
DEF = a long stick with a metal point used in climbing mountains
EX 1
LEMMA alpha
POS n
FIELD1 al
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 alphas
DEF = the first letter (A, \ga\) in the Greek alphabet
EX 1
LEMMA alpha and omega
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 alphas
DEF = the beginning and the end
EX 1
LEMMA alpha and omega
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 alphas
DEF = the main or most necessary part
EX 1
LEMMA alphabet
POS n
FIELD1 al
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 alphabets
DEF = the set of letters used in writing any language, esp. when arranged in order
EX 1
LEMMA alpha particle
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 alphas
DEF = a very small piece of matter (that is RADIOACTIVE and has a POSITIVE@1 (12) electric charge) that is thrown out when an atom breaks up
EX 1
LEMMA alsatian
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Alsatians
DEF = a large WOLFlike@1 (1) dog often used by police or to guard property
EX 1
LEMMA also-ran
POS n
FIELD1 gb
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 also-rans
DEF = a horse that ran in a race but was not one of the first 3 at the end
EX 1
LEMMA also-ran
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 sp
VAR 1 also-rans
DEF = a person who has failed to win, as at a particular sport or in an election
EX 1
LEMMA altar
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 altars
DEF = a table or raised level surface on which things are offered to a god
EX 1
LEMMA altar
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 altars
DEF = (in the Christian service of COMMUNION) the table on which the bread and wine are blessed
EX 1
LEMMA altar boy
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 altars
DEF = a boy who helps the priest during ROMAN CATHOLIC religious services
EX 1
LEMMA altarpiece
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 altarpieces
DEF = a painting or other work of art placed above and behind an ALTAR
EX 1
LEMMA alteration
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of making or becoming different
EX 1 My coat needs alteration
LEMMA alteration
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 alterations
DEF = a change; something changed
EX 1 The alterations to your coat will take a long time
LEMMA altercation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = noisy disagreement; quarrelling
EX 1
LEMMA altercation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 altercations
DEF = a noisy disagreement; quarrel
EX 1
LEMMA alter ego
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 alters
DEF = a very close and trusted friend
EX 1
LEMMA alternating current
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = flow or supply of electricity that changes direction with regularity and at a very rapid rate
EX 1
LEMMA alternative
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 alternatives
DEF = something; esp. a course of action, that may be taken or had instead of one other
EX 1 The alternative to being taken prisoner was to die fighting. We had to fight: there was no (other) alternative
LEMMA alternative
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 alternatives
DEF = something; esp. a course of action, that may be taken or had instead of one other
EX 1 The alternative to being taken prisoner was to die fighting. We had to fight: there was no (other) alternative
LEMMA alternative
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 alternatives
DEF = a choice between 2 or more courses or things
EX 1 You have the alternative of fighting or being taken prisoner
LEMMA alternative
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 alternatives
DEF = a choice between 2 or more courses or things
EX 1 You have the alternative of fighting or being taken prisoner
LEMMA alternative
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 alternatives
DEF = one of 2 or more courses; ideas, things, etc.
EX 1 There are several alternatives to your plan
LEMMA alternator
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 alternators
DEF = a machine (DYNAMO) for producing ALTERNATING CURRENT
EX 1
LEMMA altimeter
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 altimeters
DEF = an instrument (ANEROID BAROMETER) used, esp. in an aircraft, for recording height
EX 1
LEMMA altitude
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 altitudes
DEF = height, as of a mountain above sea level
EX 1
LEMMA altitude
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 altitudes
DEF = height, as of a mountain above sea level
EX 1
LEMMA altitude
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 altitudes
DEF = a high place or area
EX 1 At high altitudes it is difficult to breathe
LEMMA altitude
POS n
FIELD1 as
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 altitudes
DEF = the distance of the sun, the moon, a star, etc., above the horizon, measured as an angle
EX 1
LEMMA alto
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 altos
DEF = also countertenor_ (a man with or a musical part for a man with) a high singing voice, between SOPRANO and TENOR
EX 1
LEMMA alto
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 altos
DEF = also contralto_ (a woman with or a musical part for a woman with) a low singing voice, between SOPRANO and TENOR
EX 1
LEMMA alto
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 altos
DEF = (of a family of instruments) the instrument which plays notes in the area between SOPRANO and TENOR
EX 1
LEMMA altruism
POS n
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = consideration of the happiness and good of others before one's own; unselfishness
EX 1
LEMMA altruist
POS n
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 altruists
DEF = a person who is habitually good to others
EX 1
LEMMA alum
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a chemical substance used in medicine and preparing leather
EX 1
LEMMA aluminium
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a silver-white metal that is a simple substance (ELEMENT (6)) light in weight, and easily shaped
EX 1
LEMMA alumna
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 alumnas
DEF = a female ALUMNUS
EX 1
LEMMA alumnus
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 alumnuses
DEF = a male former student of a school, college, or university
EX 1
LEMMA alveolar
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 alveolars
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 n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 alveolars
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 alyssum
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 u.
VAR 1 alyssums
DEF = a type of low-growing plant with yellow or white flowers
EX 1
LEMMA alyssum
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 u.
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of low-growing plant with yellow or white flowers
EX 1
LEMMA amalgam
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 amalgams
DEF = fml a mixture or combination
EX 1
LEMMA amalgam
POS n
FIELD1 de
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 amalgams
DEF = tech a mixture of metals, one of which is MERCURY
EX 1 Fill the tooth with amalgam, not gold
LEMMA amalgam
POS n
FIELD1 de
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = tech a mixture of metals, one of which is MERCURY
EX 1 Fill the tooth with amalgam, not gold
LEMMA amanuensis
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 amanuensises
DEF = a person employed to write down what another is saying or to copy what another has written, esp. during the preparation of a book
EX 1
LEMMA amateur
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 af
VAR 1 amateurs
DEF = a person who paints pictures, performs plays, takes part in sports, etc., for enjoyment and without being paid for it
EX 1
LEMMA amateur
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 af
VAR 1 amateurs
DEF = a person without experience or skill in a particular art, sport, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA amazon
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 amazons
DEF = a strong powerful woman, esp. one who is tall and likes sports
EX 1
LEMMA ambassador
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 ambassadors
DEF = a minister of high rank representing his country in another country either for a special occasion or for a longer period
EX 1
LEMMA amber
POS n
FIELD1 mn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a yellowish brown hard clear substance used for jewels, ornaments, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA amber
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = its colour
EX 1
LEMMA ambergris
POS n
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a waxy substance produced in part of the body (INTESTINEs) of a large sea animal (WHALE), used in the production of pleasant-smelling liquids (PERFUMEs)
EX 1
LEMMA ambience
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ambiences
DEF = the character, quality, feeling, etc., of a place
EX 1 The little restaurant has a pleasant ambience
LEMMA ambiguity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the condition of being AMBIGUOUS
EX 1
LEMMA ambiguity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ambiguities
DEF = something that is AMBIGUOUS
EX 1 His reply was full of ambiguities
LEMMA ambit
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ambits
DEF = range or limit of power or control
EX 1
LEMMA ambition
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ambitions
DEF = strong desire for success, power, riches, etc.
EX 1 That politician is full of ambition. One of his ambitions is to become a minister
LEMMA ambition
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = strong desire for success, power, riches, etc.
EX 1 That politician is full of ambition. One of his ambitions is to become a minister
LEMMA ambition
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ambitions
DEF = that which is desired in this way
EX 1 The big house on the hill is my ambition
LEMMA amble
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ambles
DEF = infml a walk at an easy gentle rate
EX 1
LEMMA amble
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ambles
DEF = an easy gentle rate
EX 1 They came along at an amble
LEMMA ambrosia
POS n
FIELD1 my
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (in ancient stories) the food of gods
EX 1
LEMMA ambrosia
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = lit something with a delightful taste or smell
EX 1
LEMMA ambulance
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 ambulances
DEF = a motor vehicle for carrying sick or wounded people, esp. to hospital
EX 1
LEMMA ambulance
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a motor vehicle for carrying sick or wounded people, esp. to hospital
EX 1
LEMMA ambush
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ambushes
DEF = a surprise attack from a place of hiding
EX 1
LEMMA ambush
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a surprise attack from a place of hiding
EX 1
LEMMA ambush
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a surprise attack from a place of hiding
EX 1
LEMMA ambush
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ambushes
DEF = the place where the attackers hide
EX 1
LEMMA ambush
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the place where the attackers hide
EX 1
LEMMA ambush
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the place where the attackers hide
EX 1
LEMMA ambush
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ambushes
DEF = the act of hiding soldiers, police, etc., in order to make a surprise attack on passing enemies
EX 1
LEMMA ambush
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of hiding soldiers, police, etc., in order to make a surprise attack on passing enemies
EX 1
LEMMA ambush
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of hiding soldiers, police, etc., in order to make a surprise attack on passing enemies
EX 1
LEMMA ameba
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 si
VAR 1 amebas
DEF = AMOEBA
EX 1
LEMMA amendment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of improving or changing
EX 1 Your plan needs some amendment before it can be made public
LEMMA amendment
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 amendments
DEF = a change, made in or suggested for a rule, law, statement, etc.
EX 1 So many amendments were made to the rule that its original meaning was completely changed
LEMMA amends
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 amendses
DEF = something done to repair or pay for some harm, unkindness, damage, etc. (esp. in the phr. make amends (to someone) (for something))
EX 1 He made amends for his rudeness by giving her some flowers
LEMMA amenity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 amenities
DEF = a thing or condition in a town, hotel, place, etc., that one can enjoy and which makes life pleasant
EX 1
LEMMA amenity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = pleasantness
EX 1
LEMMA american
POS n
FIELD1 zz
FIELD2 q.
VAR 1 Americans
DEF = (a person) belonging to North, Central, or South America, esp. the United States of America
EX 1
LEMMA american
POS n
FIELD1 zz
FIELD2 q.
VAR 1 Americans
DEF = (a person) belonging to North, Central, or South America, esp. the United States of America
EX 1
LEMMA american football
POS n
FIELD1 fb
FIELD2 zu
VAR 1 Americans
DEF = an American game (related to RUGBY) played by 2 teams of 11 players each, in which an ELLIPTIC ball is passed from one player to another in an attempt to get GOALs (3)
EX 1
LEMMA american football
POS n
FIELD1 fb
FIELD2 zu
VAR 1 nil
DEF = an American game (related to RUGBY) played by 2 teams of 11 players each, in which an ELLIPTIC ball is passed from one player to another in an attempt to get GOALs (3)
EX 1
LEMMA american indian
POS n
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 qu
VAR 1 Americans
DEF = INDIAN (2)
EX 1
LEMMA americanism
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 qu
VAR 1 Americanisms
DEF = a word, phrase, speech sound, etc., of English as spoken in America
EX 1
LEMMA americanism
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 qu
VAR 1 nil
DEF = AmE (loyalty to) the beliefs and aims of the United States of America
EX 1
LEMMA amethyst
POS n
FIELD1 mn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 amethysts
DEF = a reddish-blue stone, used in jewellery
EX 1
LEMMA amethyst
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = reddish-blue; purple
EX 1
LEMMA amino acid
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 aminos
DEF = a substance coming from, found in, and necessary to living matter
EX 1
LEMMA amino acid
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a substance coming from, found in, and necessary to living matter
EX 1
LEMMA amir
POS n
FIELD1 or
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 amirs
DEF = EMIR
EX 1
LEMMA amity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = friendly relationship; friendship (often in the phr. in amity (with) )
EX 1
LEMMA ammeter
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 ammeters
DEF = an instrument for measuring, in AMPEREs, the strength of an electric current
EX 1
LEMMA ammo
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = AMMUNITION
EX 1
LEMMA ammonia
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a strong gas with a sharp smell, used in explosives, in machines (REFRIGERATORs) to keep things cold, in chemicals (FERTILIZERs) to help plants grow, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA ammonite
POS n
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 ammonites
DEF = the rock-like shell (FOSSIL) of a type of sea animal that no longer exists but which has been preserved in various rocks
EX 1
LEMMA ammunition
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 nil
DEF = bullets, bombs, explosives, etc., esp. things fired from a weapon
EX 1 (fig.) The mistakes of the ministers provided perfect ammunition for their political enemies
LEMMA amnesia
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zy
VAR 1 nil
DEF = loss of memory, either in part or completely
EX 1
LEMMA amnesty
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 amnesties
DEF = (a) general act of forgiveness, esp. as allowed by a state to people who are guilty of political crimes against it
EX 1
LEMMA amnesty
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a) general act of forgiveness, esp. as allowed by a state to people who are guilty of political crimes against it
EX 1
LEMMA amoeba
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 amoebas
DEF = a very small form of living creature consisting of only one cell, found esp. in water and soil
EX 1
LEMMA amount
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 amounts
DEF = quantity or sum
EX 1 Large amounts of money were spent on the bridge
LEMMA amount
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 amounts
DEF = total quantity or sum
EX 1 He could only pay half the amount he owed
LEMMA amour
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 amours
DEF = a sexual relationship, esp. one that is secret
EX 1
LEMMA amour
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 amours
DEF = a person, esp. a woman, with whom one has such a relationship
EX 1
LEMMA amp
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 amps
DEF = AMPERE
EX 1
LEMMA amp
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 amps
DEF = AMPLIFIER
EX 1
LEMMA amperage
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 amperages
DEF = the strength of an electric current measured in AMPs, as in an electricity system or as used by an electric instrument
EX 1
LEMMA amperage
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the strength of an electric current measured in AMPs, as in an electricity system or as used by an electric instrument
EX 1
LEMMA ampere
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 amperes
DEF = the standard measure of the quantity of electricity that is flowing past a point
EX 1
LEMMA ampersand
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ampersands
DEF = the sign & for the word "and"
EX 1
LEMMA amphetamine
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 dg
VAR 1 amphetamines
DEF = a drug used in medicine and by people wanting a sense of speedy ability and excitement
EX 1
LEMMA amphetamine
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 dg
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a drug used in medicine and by people wanting a sense of speedy ability and excitement
EX 1
LEMMA amphibian
POS n
FIELD1 mo
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 amphibians
DEF = an animal (such as a FROG) that is able to live both on land and in water
EX 1
LEMMA amphibian
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 amphibians
DEF = an aircraft that can land or take off on water
EX 1
LEMMA amphibian
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 zo
VAR 1 amphibians
DEF = a motor vehicle that can travel both on land and in water
EX 1
LEMMA amphitheatre
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 amphitheatres
DEF = a usu. roofless building with rows of seats on a slope that completely surrounds and rises above a central usu. circular area, esp. one built in ancient Rome used for competitions and theatre performances
EX 1
LEMMA amphora
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 hi
VAR 1 amphoras
DEF = a narrow clay pot with 2 handles used, esp. in ancient Rome and Greece, for storing wine, oil, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA amplifier
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 amplifiers
DEF = an instrument, as used in radios and RECORD PLAYERs, that makes electrical current or power stronger
EX 1
LEMMA amplitude
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = largeness of space
EX 1
LEMMA amplitude
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = large amount; fullness
EX 1
LEMMA amplitude
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 amplitudes
DEF = tech the distance between the middle and the top (or bottom) of a wave (such as a sound wave)
EX 1
LEMMA amplitude
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = tech the distance between the middle and the top (or bottom) of a wave (such as a sound wave)
EX 1
LEMMA ampoule
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ampoules
DEF = a small usu. glass container for medicine that is to be put (INJECTed) under a person's skin through a needle
EX 1
LEMMA amputee
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 amputees
DEF = a person who has had an arm or leg AMPUTATEd
EX 1
LEMMA amulet
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 jw
VAR 1 amulets
DEF = an object worn in the belief that it will protect one against evil, disease, bad luck, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA amusement
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state of being amused; enjoyment
EX 1 To everybody's amusement the actor fell off the stage. I listened in amusement
LEMMA amusement
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of amusing
EX 1
LEMMA amusement
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 amusements
DEF = something that causes one's time to pass in an enjoyable way
EX 1 Big cities have theatres, films, football matches, and many other amusements
LEMMA amusement arcade
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 amusements
DEF = a room full of machines which spin numbers or with which one can play games after putting coins into them
EX 1
LEMMA amusement park
POS n
FIELD1 tm
FIELD2 zf
VAR 1 amusements
DEF = FUNFAIR (2)
EX 1
LEMMA anachronism
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 anachronisms
DEF = the mistake of placing something in the wrong period of time
EX 1 It was an anachronism to say "Julius Caesar looked at his watch"
LEMMA anachronism
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 anachronisms
DEF = a person or thing that is or appears to be in the wrong period of time
EX 1 Sailing boats are an anachronism in this age of fast travel
LEMMA anaconda
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 q5
VAR 1 anacondas
DEF = a large South American snake that crushes its food to death
EX 1
LEMMA anaemia
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the unhealthy condition of not having the proper number of red cells in the blood
EX 1
LEMMA anaesthesia
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state of being unable to feel pain, heat, etc., esp. as produced by doctors, so that painful treatment can be given painlessly
EX 1
LEMMA anaesthesia
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act or action of producing this state
EX 1
LEMMA anaesthetic
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anaesthetics
DEF = a substance that produces an inability to feel pain, heat, etc., either in a limited area (local anaesthetic) or in the whole body, together with unconsciousness (general anaesthetic)
EX 1
LEMMA anaesthetic
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a substance that produces an inability to feel pain, heat, etc., either in a limited area (local anaesthetic) or in the whole body, together with unconsciousness (general anaesthetic)
EX 1
LEMMA anaesthetist
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 anaesthetists
DEF = a doctor who gives an ANAESTHETIC to a patient before he is treated by another doctor
EX 1
LEMMA anagram
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anagrams
DEF = a word or phrase made by changing the order of the letters in another word or phrase
EX 1 "Silent" is an anagram of "listen"
LEMMA analgesia
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the condition of being unable to feel pain even though conscious
EX 1
LEMMA analgesic
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 analgesics
DEF = (a substance, esp. one that is rubbed into the skin) causing ANALGESIA
EX 1
LEMMA analgesic
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 analgesics
DEF = (a substance, esp. one that is rubbed into the skin) causing ANALGESIA
EX 1
LEMMA analgesic
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a substance, esp. one that is rubbed into the skin) causing ANALGESIA
EX 1
LEMMA analogue
POS n
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 analogues
DEF = something that is like or that may be compared with something else
EX 1
LEMMA analogue computer
POS n
FIELD1 dp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 analogues
DEF = a COMPUTER (=electrical calculating machine) that works by measuring rather than by counting
EX 1
LEMMA analogy
POS n
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 analogies
DEF = a degree of likeness or sameness
EX 1 There is an analogy between the way water moves in waves and the way light travels
LEMMA analogy
POS n
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 analogies
DEF = a degree of likeness or sameness
EX 1 There is an analogy between the way water moves in waves and the way light travels
LEMMA analogy
POS n
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 analogies
DEF = a degree of likeness or sameness
EX 1 There is an analogy between the way water moves in waves and the way light travels
LEMMA analogy
POS n
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of explaining by comparing with another thing that has a certain likeness
EX 1
LEMMA analogy
POS n
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 analogies
DEF = the state in which 2 things are alike in many ways
EX 1
LEMMA analogy
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (in the study of languages) the way in which the form of a word is changed or decided because of another word that is like it
EX 1
LEMMA analysis
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ph
VAR 1 analysises
DEF = a separation of a substance into parts
EX 1 The analysis of the food showed the presence of poison
LEMMA analysis
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ph
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a separation of a substance into parts
EX 1 The analysis of the food showed the presence of poison
LEMMA analysis
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ph
VAR 1 analysises
DEF = the results of such a separation, esp. as a list
EX 1
LEMMA analysis
POS n
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 lt
VAR 1 analysises
DEF = an examination of something together with thoughts and judgments about it
EX 1
LEMMA analysis
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 analysises
DEF = esp. AmE PSYCHOANALYSIS
EX 1
LEMMA analysis
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 nil
DEF = esp. AmE PSYCHOANALYSIS
EX 1
LEMMA analyst
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 si
VAR 1 analysts
DEF = a person who makes an ANALYSIS, esp. of chemical materials
EX 1 a chemical analyst
LEMMA analyst
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 analysts
DEF = esp. AmE PSYCHOANALYST
EX 1
LEMMA anapaest
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 anapaests
DEF = a measure of poetry consisting of 2 weak (or short) beats followed by one strong (or long) beat
EX 1
LEMMA anarchism
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ph
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the political belief that society should have no government, laws, police, etc., but should be a free association of all its members
EX 1
LEMMA anarchist
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anarchists
DEF = a person who believes in ANARCHISM
EX 1
LEMMA anarchist
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 anarchists
DEF = derog a person who tries or wishes to destroy all forms of government and control and not put anything in their place
EX 1
LEMMA anarchy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = absence of government or control
EX 1
LEMMA anarchy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = lawlessness and social and political disorder caused by this
EX 1
LEMMA anarchy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = absence of order
EX 1
LEMMA anathema
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anathemas
DEF = a solemn curse, by the Christian church or one of its priests, by means of which someone is forbidden any rights as a Christian
EX 1
LEMMA anathema
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anathemas
DEF = someone or something that has been cursed in this way
EX 1
LEMMA anathema
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 anathemas
DEF = something hated
EX 1 Those terrible ideas are (an) anathema to me
LEMMA anathema
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = something hated
EX 1 Those terrible ideas are (an) anathema to me
LEMMA anatomist
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 anatomists
DEF = a person skilled in ANATOMY (1)
EX 1
LEMMA anatomy
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the scientific study of the bodies and body parts of animals
EX 1
LEMMA anatomy
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 anatomies
DEF = the body or body parts of a person or animal
EX 1
LEMMA anatomy
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 anatomies
DEF = the cutting into pieces of a body or body part of an animal for studying the way it is built; DISSECTION (1,2)
EX 1
LEMMA anatomy
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the cutting into pieces of a body or body part of an animal for studying the way it is built; DISSECTION (1,2)
EX 1
LEMMA anatomy
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 so
VAR 1 anatomies
DEF = the way something works, as discovered by careful examination
EX 1 The book studies the anatomy of modern society
LEMMA ancestor
POS n
FIELD1 ki
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ancestors
DEF = a person, esp. one living a long time ago, from whom another is descended
EX 1
LEMMA ancestry
POS n
FIELD1 ki
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ancestries
DEF = the ANCESTORs of a person's family considered as a group or as a continuous line
EX 1 a person of noble ancestry
LEMMA ancestry
POS n
FIELD1 ki
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the ANCESTORs of a person's family considered as a group or as a continuous line
EX 1 a person of noble ancestry
LEMMA anchor
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anchors
DEF = a piece of heavy metal, usu. a hook with 2 arms, at the end of a chain or rope, for lowering into the water to keep a ship from moving
EX 1
LEMMA anchor
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 anchors
DEF = a person or thing that provides strong support and a feeling of safety
EX 1
LEMMA anchorage
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anchorages
DEF = a place where ships may ANCHOR@2 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA anchorage
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 anchorages
DEF = the money charged to ANCHOR@2 (2) in a harbour
EX 1
LEMMA anchorage
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the money charged to ANCHOR@2 (2) in a harbour
EX 1
LEMMA anchorage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 anchorages
DEF = something to which something else is fixed in order to make it firm
EX 1
LEMMA anchorage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = something to which something else is fixed in order to make it firm
EX 1
LEMMA anchorage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 anchorages
DEF = a means of making firm
EX 1
LEMMA anchorage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a means of making firm
EX 1
LEMMA anchorite
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anchorites
DEF = a person who lives alone and avoids company in order to reach union with God; HERMIT (1)
EX 1
LEMMA anchovy
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anchovies
DEF = a small fish with a strong taste, often made into a paste
EX 1
LEMMA ancient
POS n
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ancients
DEF = a person, esp. a Roman or Greek, who lived in times long ago
EX 1
LEMMA ancient
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ancients
DEF = old use an old man
EX 1
LEMMA ancients
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 hi
VAR 1 ancientses
DEF = (often cap.) the civilized nations of long ago, esp. as represented by the writers of ancient Greece and Rome
EX 1 to study the writings of the ancients
LEMMA ancillary
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ancillaries
DEF = a person who helps another in work
EX 1
LEMMA andante
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 andantes
DEF = ((a piece of music) played) rather slowly and evenly
EX 1
LEMMA andante
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 andantes
DEF = ((a piece of music) played) rather slowly and evenly
EX 1
LEMMA andiron
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 andirons
DEF = either of a pair of usu. metal supports for burning logs in a fire in a room
EX 1
LEMMA anecdote
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anecdotes
DEF = a short interesting or amusing story about a particular person or event
EX 1
LEMMA anemia
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anemias
DEF = ANAEMIA
EX 1
LEMMA anemometer
POS n
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anemometers
DEF = a machine for measuring the strength of wind
EX 1
LEMMA anemone
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anemones
DEF = a plant that produces many red, white, or blue flowers
EX 1
LEMMA anemone
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anemones
DEF = SEA ANEMONE
EX 1
LEMMA aneroid barometer
POS n
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aneroids
DEF = an instrument (BAROMETER) for measuring the changing pressure or force of the air by measuring how far the sides of a metal container emptied of air are pushed in by the air. It is used to tell what the weather is going to be
EX 1
LEMMA anesthesia
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anesthesias
DEF = ANAESTHESIA
EX 1
LEMMA angel
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 angels
DEF = a messenger and servant of God, usu. represented as a person with large wings and dressed in white clothes
EX 1
LEMMA angel
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 oc
VAR 1 angels
DEF = a spirit that watches and guards one
EX 1
LEMMA angel
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 angels
DEF = a person, esp. a woman, who is very kind, good, beautiful, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA angelica
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a clear green sweet-smelling root of a plant used, after being boiled in sugar, to ornament cakes
EX 1
LEMMA angelica
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 angelicas
DEF = the plant itself
EX 1
LEMMA angelica
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the plant itself
EX 1
LEMMA angelus
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 angeluses
DEF = a prayer said 3 times a day by members of a branch of the Christian church (ROMAN CATHOLICs)
EX 1
LEMMA angelus
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 angeluses
DEF = the sound of a bell rung in churches to tell people when to say this prayer
EX 1
LEMMA anger
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a fierce feeling of displeasure, usu. leading to a desire to hurt or stop the person or thing causing it
EX 1
LEMMA angina pectoris
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a heart disease causing sudden sharp pains in the chest
EX 1
LEMMA angle
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 angles
DEF = the space between 2 lines or surfaces that meet or cross each other, measured in degrees that represent the amount of a circle that can fit into that space
EX 1 An angle of 90\ is called a right angle
LEMMA angle
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 bd
VAR 1 angles
DEF = a corner, as of a building or piece of furniture
EX 1
LEMMA angle
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 angles
DEF = infml a point of view
EX 1 If you look at the accident from another angle you will see how funny it all was
LEMMA angle bracket
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 angles
DEF = a metal support, used esp. in pairs for fixing a shelf to a wall
EX 1
LEMMA angle bracket
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 angles
DEF = either of a pair of marks < > used for enclosing written material
EX 1
LEMMA anglican
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ua
VAR 1 Anglicans
DEF = (a member) of a branch (CHURCH OF ENGLAND) of the Christian religion
EX 1
LEMMA anglican
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ua
VAR 1 Anglicans
DEF = (a member) of a branch (CHURCH OF ENGLAND) of the Christian religion
EX 1
LEMMA anglicism
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anglicisms
DEF = an English word or phrase that is in common use in another language
EX 1
LEMMA angling
POS n
FIELD1 hf
FIELD2 zf
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the sport of catching fish with a hook and line
EX 1
LEMMA anglo-american
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ap
VAR 1 Anglo-Americans
DEF = an American, esp. of the US, descended from an English family
EX 1
LEMMA anglo-catholic
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 qa
VAR 1 Anglo-Catholics
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 n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 qa
VAR 1 Anglo-Catholics
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 n
FIELD1 qa
FIELD2 xh
VAR 1 Anglo-Indians
DEF = (of) an English person born or living in India
EX 1
LEMMA anglo-indian
POS n
FIELD1 qa
FIELD2 xh
VAR 1 Anglo-Indians
DEF = (of) an English person born or living in India
EX 1
LEMMA anglo-indian
POS n
FIELD1 qa
FIELD2 xh
VAR 1 Anglo-Indians
DEF = (of) a person descended from both English and Indian families
EX 1
LEMMA anglo-indian
POS n
FIELD1 qa
FIELD2 xh
VAR 1 Anglo-Indians
DEF = (of) a person descended from both English and Indian families
EX 1
LEMMA anglophile
POS n
FIELD1 qa
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anglophiles
DEF = a person interested in and liking English people and things
EX 1
LEMMA anglophilia
POS n
FIELD1 qa
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = interest in and liking for English people, things, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA anglophobe
POS n
FIELD1 qa
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anglophobes
DEF = a person who hates English people and things
EX 1
LEMMA anglophobia
POS n
FIELD1 qa
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = hatred of England and English people, things, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA anglo-saxon
POS n
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 hi
VAR 1 Anglo-Saxons
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 n
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 hi
VAR 1 Anglo-Saxons
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 n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 qa
VAR 1 Anglo-Saxons
DEF = (of or concerning) their language
EX 1
LEMMA anglo-saxon
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 qa
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (of or concerning) their language
EX 1
LEMMA anglo-saxon
POS n
FIELD1 qa
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Anglo-Saxons
DEF = (of or concerning) a person who is very English
EX 1
LEMMA anglo-saxon
POS n
FIELD1 qa
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Anglo-Saxons
DEF = (of or concerning) a person who is very English
EX 1
LEMMA angora
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 angoras
DEF = (often cap.) a goat or rabbit with long hair
EX 1
LEMMA angora
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = woollen material made from this hair
EX 1
LEMMA angora
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 angoras
DEF = (often cap.) a type of cat with long hair
EX 1
LEMMA angostura
POS n
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 zw
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a bitter liquid made from the outer hard skin of a South American tree, used for adding taste to alcoholic drinks
EX 1
LEMMA angst
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = anxiety caused by considering the sad state of world affairs and/or the human condition
EX 1
LEMMA anguish
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = very great pain and suffering, esp. of mind
EX 1 She was in anguish over her missing child
LEMMA aniline
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a chemical produced from coal and used in the production of colours, medicines, and plastics
EX 1
LEMMA animadversion
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 animadversions
DEF = a remark or opinion, esp. one showing the faults of something
EX 1
LEMMA animadversion
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 animadversions
DEF = a remark or opinion, esp. one showing the faults of something
EX 1
LEMMA animal
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 animals
DEF = a living creature, not a plant, having senses and able to move itself when it wants to
EX 1 Snakes, fish, and birds are all animals
LEMMA animal
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 animals
DEF = all this group except human beings
EX 1 Some people consider themselves quite different from animals
LEMMA animal
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 animals
DEF = a person considered as lacking a mind and behaving like a wild non-human creature
EX 1
LEMMA animal
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 animals
DEF = MAMMAL
EX 1
LEMMA animalcule
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 animalcules
DEF = an animal too small to be seen easily
EX 1
LEMMA animalism
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state of lacking higher or finer feeling and behaving like a wild animal
EX 1
LEMMA animalism
POS n
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the belief that man has no soul
EX 1
LEMMA animal husbandry
POS n
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the branch of farming concerned with the keeping of animals and the production of animal materials, such as milk and meat
EX 1
LEMMA animal kingdom
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 animals
DEF = one of the 3 divisions into which the world can be divided; all animal life considered as a group
EX 1
LEMMA animated cartoon
POS n
FIELD1 mp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 animateds
DEF = fml CARTOON
EX 1
LEMMA animation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = excitement; spirit; life
EX 1 They were full of animation as they talked of their holiday plans
LEMMA animation
POS n
FIELD1 mp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the making of CARTOONs
EX 1
LEMMA animism
POS n
FIELD1 rn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a religion according to which all natural objects, all animals, and all plants have souls
EX 1
LEMMA animism
POS n
FIELD1 rn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the belief that the soul exists apart from the body
EX 1
LEMMA animosity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = powerful, often active, hatred
EX 1
LEMMA animosity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = powerful, often active, hatred
EX 1
LEMMA animosity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = powerful, often active, hatred
EX 1
LEMMA animosity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 animosities
DEF = an example of this
EX 1
LEMMA animus
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 animuses
DEF = hatred; ANIMOSITY
EX 1
LEMMA animus
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = hatred; ANIMOSITY
EX 1
LEMMA anis
POS n
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 uf
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of strong alcoholic drink made with ANISEED
EX 1
LEMMA anise
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anises
DEF = a plant producing strong-tasting seeds (ANISEED)
EX 1
LEMMA aniseed
POS n
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the strong-tasting seeds of the ANISE, used esp. in alcoholic drinks
EX 1
LEMMA ankle
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 ankles
DEF = the joint between the foot and the leg
EX 1
LEMMA ankle
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 ankles
DEF = the thin part of the leg just above the foot
EX 1
LEMMA anklet
POS n
FIELD1 jw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anklets
DEF = an ornamental ring, usu. of metal, worn round the ankle
EX 1
LEMMA annals
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 annalses
DEF = a history or record of events, discoveries, etc., produced every year, esp. by societies for the advancement of learning or science
EX 1
LEMMA annals
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 annalses
DEF = historical records in general
EX 1 A great deal has been left unwritten in the annals of history
LEMMA annexation
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of taking control over or seizing lands
EX 1
LEMMA annexation
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 annexations
DEF = an example of this
EX 1
LEMMA annexe
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 annexes
DEF = a building joined or added to a larger one
EX 1 a hospital annexe
LEMMA anniversary
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anniversaries
DEF = a day which is an exact year or number of years after something has happened
EX 1 Next Friday is the anniversary of the day I first met you. a wedding anniversary
LEMMA anniversary
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 anniversaries
DEF = a ceremony, feast, etc., held on this day
EX 1
LEMMA annotation
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the writing of notes of explanation
EX 1
LEMMA annotation
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 annotations
DEF = a written note, esp. on the pages of a printed book
EX 1
LEMMA announcement
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 announcements
DEF = a statement saying what has happened or what will happen
EX 1
LEMMA announcer
POS n
FIELD1 ra
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 announcers
DEF = a person who reads news or introduces people, acts, etc., esp. on radio or television
EX 1
LEMMA annoyance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state of being annoyed
EX 1
LEMMA annoyance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of annoying
EX 1
LEMMA annoyance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 annoyances
DEF = something which annoys
EX 1 Those noisy cats are a great annoyance late at night
LEMMA annual
POS n
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 annuals
DEF = a plant that lives for only one year or season
EX 1
LEMMA annual
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 annuals
DEF = a book or magazine produced once each year having the same title but containing different stories, pictures, information, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA annuity
POS n
FIELD1 in
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 annuities
DEF = a fixed sum of money paid each year to a person for a stated number of years or until death
EX 1
LEMMA annuity
POS n
FIELD1 in
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 annuities
DEF = a type of insurance which provides a yearly income beginning at a certain age and continuing till death
EX 1
LEMMA annunciation
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 annunciations
DEF = the words of the ANGEL Gabriel to the VIRGIN Mary telling her that she was to give birth to CHRIST
EX 1
LEMMA annunciation
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ca
VAR 1 annunciations
DEF = the day (March 25th) on which some Christian churches remember this event
EX 1
LEMMA anode
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 anodes
DEF = the part of an electrical instrument (such as a BATTERY) which collects ELECTRONs, often a rod or wire shown as (+)
EX 1
LEMMA anodyne
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anodynes
DEF = (a medicine) which will lessen pain
EX 1
LEMMA anodyne
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anodynes
DEF = (a medicine) which will lessen pain
EX 1
LEMMA anodyne
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anodynes
DEF = (something) which comforts a troubled mind or turns the attention away from more important matters
EX 1
LEMMA anodyne
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anodynes
DEF = (something) which comforts a troubled mind or turns the attention away from more important matters
EX 1
LEMMA anomaly
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 anomalies
DEF = unusual irregularity
EX 1 The anomaly of his position is that he is very famous, but still doesn't make much money
LEMMA anomaly
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 anomalies
DEF = a person or thing that is different from the usual type
EX 1
LEMMA anonymity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the condition of being ANONYMOUS
EX 1
LEMMA anopheles
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 md
VAR 1 anopheleses
DEF = a kind of mosquito, esp. the sort that spreads a particular disease (MALARIA)
EX 1
LEMMA anorak
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anoraks
DEF = a short coat which has a protective cover (HOOD) for the head, and which keeps out wind and rain
EX 1
LEMMA anorexia
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a dangerous condition in which there is loss of the desire to eat
EX 1
LEMMA answer
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 answers
DEF = a spoken or written reply, as to a question, request, letter or polite greeting
EX 1 Although I wrote a month ago I've had no answer yet. I said good morning to him but he gave no answer
LEMMA answer
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a spoken or written reply, as to a question, request, letter or polite greeting
EX 1 Although I wrote a month ago I've had no answer yet. I said good morning to him but he gave no answer
LEMMA answer
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 answers
DEF = a reply in the form of action
EX 1 My answer to his threat was to hit him on the nose. In answer to my shouts people ran to help
LEMMA answer
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a reply in the form of action
EX 1 My answer to his threat was to hit him on the nose. In answer to my shouts people ran to help
LEMMA answer
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 answers
DEF = a reply to an argument or charge
EX 1
LEMMA answer
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a reply to an argument or charge
EX 1
LEMMA answer
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 answers
DEF = something, at first unknown, which is discovered as a result esp. of thinking, using figures, etc.
EX 1 I gave her all the necessary figures, and she found the answer quickly: the answer was 279
LEMMA answer
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 answers
DEF = a piece of usu. written work to show knowledge or ability, as in an examination
EX 1
LEMMA ant
POS n
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 ants
DEF = a small insect living on the ground in well-ordered groups and famous for hard work
EX 1
LEMMA antacid
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 antacids
DEF = (a medicine) preventing an acid condition, esp. in the stomach
EX 1
LEMMA antacid
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a medicine) preventing an acid condition, esp. in the stomach
EX 1
LEMMA antagonism
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = active opposition or hatred between people or groups
EX 1
LEMMA antagonism
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 antagonisms
DEF = an example of this
EX 1
LEMMA antagonist
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 antagonists
DEF = a person who is opposed to another, esp. actively; opponent
EX 1
LEMMA antarctic
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 1.
VAR 1 antarctics
DEF = (often cap.) (of or concerning) the most southern part of the world
EX 1
LEMMA antarctic
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 1.
VAR 1 antarctics
DEF = (often cap.) (of or concerning) the most southern part of the world
EX 1
LEMMA antarctic
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 1.
VAR 1 antarctics
DEF = (often cap.) (of or concerning) the most southern part of the world
EX 1
LEMMA antarctic circle
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 1.
VAR 1 Antarctics
DEF = an imaginary (line of LATITUDE (1)) drawn round the world at a certain distance from the most southern point (south POLE@3 (1) and below which there is no darkness for 6 months of each year and little light for the other 6 months
EX 1
LEMMA ante
POS n
FIELD1 cd
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 antes
DEF = the money (STAKE) risked in a particular card game (POKER) and which must be put on the table after looking at one's cards and before taking more cards
EX 1
LEMMA anteater
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anteaters
DEF = any of several animals that eat ants, esp. one with a long sticky tongue
EX 1
LEMMA antecedence
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act or state of going or being before, esp. in time; PRIORITY (1)
EX 1
LEMMA antecedent
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 antecedents
DEF = fml a thing, event, etc., coming or being before another
EX 1
LEMMA antecedent
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 antecedents
DEF = tech the word, phrase, or sentence that comes before, and is represented by, another word (a PRONOUN)
EX 1
LEMMA antecedents
POS n
FIELD1 ki
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 antecedentses
DEF = past family; ANCESTORs
EX 1 a person of unknown antecedents
LEMMA antecedents
POS n
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 antecedentses
DEF = the record of the history or past of a person, family, group, etc.
EX 1 the glorious antecedents of our nation
LEMMA antechamber
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 antechambers
DEF = a small room leading to a larger one
EX 1
LEMMA antelope
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 antelopes
DEF = any of various types of graceful grass-eating animals like deer, having horns and able to run very fast
EX 1
LEMMA antenatal
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 antenatals
DEF = an ANTENATAL medical examination
EX 1
LEMMA antenna
POS n
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 antennas
DEF = a long thin sensitive hairlike organ existing, esp. in pairs, on the heads of some insects and animals that live in shells, and used for feeling
EX 1
LEMMA antenna
POS n
FIELD1 ra
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 antennas
DEF = AERIAL
EX 1
LEMMA antepenultimate
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 antepenultimates
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 n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 antepenultimates
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 anteroom
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anterooms
DEF = ANTECHAMBER
EX 1
LEMMA anteroom
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 md
VAR 1 anterooms
DEF = a room in which people wait, as before seeing a doctor
EX 1
LEMMA anthem
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 mu
VAR 1 anthems
DEF = a religious song to be sung in a church, esp. by a group of trained singers (CHOIR)
EX 1
LEMMA anthem
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anthems
DEF = lit any ceremonial song of praise
EX 1
LEMMA anther
POS n
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anthers
DEF = the part of a male flower which contains the substance (POLLEN) that makes the female flower bear fruit or seeds
EX 1
LEMMA anthill
POS n
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 anthills
DEF = a raised mass of earth, little pieces of wood, etc., in which ants live
EX 1
LEMMA anthology
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 pt
VAR 1 anthologies
DEF = a collection of poems, or of other writings, often on the same subject, chosen from different books or writers
EX 1
LEMMA anthracite
POS n
FIELD1 mg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a very hard kind of coal that burns slowly and without smoke
EX 1
LEMMA anthrax
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a serious disease which attacks cattle, sheep, etc., and is sometimes caught from them by human beings
EX 1
LEMMA anthropoid ape
POS n
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 zo
VAR 1 anthropoids
DEF = any of several types of very large monkey (such as the CHIMPANZEE and GORILLA) that have no tails and look very much like hairy men
EX 1
LEMMA anthropologist
POS n
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 anthropologists
DEF = someone who studies ANTHROPOLOGY
EX 1
LEMMA anthropology
POS n
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the scientific study of the nature of man, including the development of his body, mind, and society
EX 1
LEMMA anthropomorphism
POS n
FIELD1 rn
FIELD2 ph
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the idea that gods, animals, or objects have human forms or qualities
EX 1
LEMMA anthropophagy
POS n
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the eating of human flesh by other human beings; CANNIBALism
EX 1
LEMMA antiaircraft
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ae
VAR 1 antiaircrafts
DEF = (gunfire) against enemy aircraft
EX 1
LEMMA antiaircraft
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ae
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (gunfire) against enemy aircraft
EX 1
LEMMA antibiotic
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 rx
VAR 1 antibiotics
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 n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 rx
VAR 1 antibiotics
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 antibody
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 antibodies
DEF = a substance produced in the body and which fights against disease
EX 1
LEMMA anticipation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of anticipating (ANTICIPATE) (often in the phr. in anticipation)
EX 1 We waited at the station in anticipation of her arrival. Our anticipation of our competitors meant greater sales for our book
LEMMA anticipation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of anticipating (ANTICIPATE) (often in the phr. in anticipation)
EX 1 We waited at the station in anticipation of her arrival. Our anticipation of our competitors meant greater sales for our book
LEMMA anticlimax
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 anticlimaxes
DEF = something unexciting coming after something exciting
EX 1 To be back in the office after climbing mountains for a week was an anticlimax for him
LEMMA anticlimax
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 anticlimaxes
DEF = often humor a sudden change from something noble, serious, exciting, etc., to something foolish, unimportant or uninteresting
EX 1
LEMMA antics
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 anticses
DEF = strange or unusual behaviour, esp. with odd, amusing, or foolish movements of the body
EX 1 Everyone laughed at his foolish antics
LEMMA anticyclone
POS n
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anticyclones
DEF = a mass of air that is heavy, causing settled weather, either hot or cold, in the area over which it moves
EX 1
LEMMA antidote
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 antidotes
DEF = a substance to stop a poison working inside a person, or to prevent the effects of a disease
EX 1
LEMMA antidote
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 antidotes
DEF = something used for preventing the bad effects of something else
EX 1 What is the antidote to our present political troubles?
LEMMA antifreeze
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 si
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a chemical substance put in water to stop it from freezing in very cold weather, used esp. in the apparatus (RADIATOR@3) which prevents a car's engine from becoming too hot
EX 1
LEMMA antigen
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 antigens
DEF = a substance which, when introduced into the body, causes the formation in the blood of another substance (an ANTIBODY) that fights against disease
EX 1
LEMMA antihero
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 antiheros
DEF = the main male character, esp. in a piece of modern literature, when represented as no braver, stronger, or cleverer than ordinary people
EX 1
LEMMA antihistamine
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 antihistamines
DEF = any of several chemical substances that work against the effects of HISTAMINE and are used in the treatment of colds and allergies (ALLERGY)
EX 1
LEMMA antihistamine
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = any of several chemical substances that work against the effects of HISTAMINE and are used in the treatment of colds and allergies (ALLERGY)
EX 1
LEMMA antiknock
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 si
VAR 1 nil
DEF = any of several chemical substances added to petrol to make car engines run smoothly, without KNOCKing@1 (5)
EX 1
LEMMA antilogarithm
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 antilogarithms
DEF = the number represented by a LOGARITHM
EX 1
LEMMA antimacassar
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 antimacassars
DEF = a piece of ornamental cloth put on the back of a chair to protect it from marks left by hair oil
EX 1
LEMMA antimatter
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = material (MATTER) made of ELEMENTARY PARTICLEs opposite to the ordinary ones
EX 1
LEMMA antimony
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a silver-white metal that is a simple substance (ELEMENT (6)), used esp. in the production of other metals
EX 1
LEMMA antipathy
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a fixed unconquerable dislike or hatred
EX 1
LEMMA antipathy
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a fixed unconquerable dislike or hatred
EX 1
LEMMA antipathy
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a fixed unconquerable dislike or hatred
EX 1
LEMMA antipathy
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a fixed unconquerable dislike or hatred
EX 1
LEMMA antipathy
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 antipathies
DEF = an example of this
EX 1
LEMMA antipathy
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 antipathies
DEF = a difference between 2 substances, as between water and oil, that prevents them from combining
EX 1
LEMMA antipathy
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a difference between 2 substances, as between water and oil, that prevents them from combining
EX 1
LEMMA antipodes
POS n
FIELD1 zz
FIELD2 yt
VAR 1 Antipodeses
DEF = Australia (and New Zealand)
EX 1
LEMMA antiquarian
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 antiquarians
DEF = a person who studies, collects, or sells objects that are very old
EX 1
LEMMA antiquary
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 antiquaries
DEF = ANTIQUARIAN@1
EX 1
LEMMA antique
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 antiques
DEF = a piece of furniture, jewellery, etc., that is old and therefore becoming rare and valuable
EX 1
LEMMA antique
POS n
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 af
VAR 1 antiques
DEF = a work of art or some other thing from the ancient world, esp. of Rome or Greece
EX 1
LEMMA antiquity
POS n
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 ki
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state of being very old; great age
EX 1 The nobleman was proud of his family's antiquity
LEMMA antiquity
POS n
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the ancient world, esp. of Rome or Greece
EX 1
LEMMA antiquity
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 antiquities
DEF = a building, work of art, etc., remaining from ancient times
EX 1
LEMMA antirrhinum
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 antirrhinums
DEF = SNAPDRAGON
EX 1
LEMMA anti-semitism
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = hatred of Jews
EX 1
LEMMA antiseptic
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 antiseptics
DEF = (a chemical substance) able to prevent flesh, blood, etc., from developing disease, esp. by killing bacteria
EX 1
LEMMA antiseptic
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 antiseptics
DEF = (a chemical substance) able to prevent flesh, blood, etc., from developing disease, esp. by killing bacteria
EX 1
LEMMA antithesis
POS n
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 antithesises
DEF = complete difference; opposite nature; oppositeness
EX 1 The antithesis of death to life
LEMMA antithesis
POS n
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 antithesises
DEF = complete difference; opposite nature; oppositeness
EX 1 The antithesis of death to life
LEMMA antithesis
POS n
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 antithesises
DEF = the direct opposite
EX 1 The antithesis of death is life
LEMMA antithesis
POS n
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 antithesises
DEF = the direct opposite
EX 1 The antithesis of death is life
LEMMA antithesis
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 antithesises
DEF = the putting together in speech or writing, of 2 opposite ideas
EX 1 Her speeches are full of antitheses like "We want deeds, not words!"
LEMMA antitoxin
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 rx
VAR 1 antitoxins
DEF = a substance (either a SERUM (2) or something produced by the body) that cures or prevents a disease
EX 1
LEMMA antitoxin
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 rx
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a substance (either a SERUM (2) or something produced by the body) that cures or prevents a disease
EX 1
LEMMA antler
POS n
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 zo
VAR 1 antlers
DEF = either of the pair of branched horns of a male deer (STAG)
EX 1
LEMMA antonym
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 antonyms
DEF = a word opposite in meaning to another word
EX 1 "Pain" is the antonym of "pleasure"
LEMMA anus
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 anuses
DEF = the hole through which solid food waste leaves the bowels
EX 1
LEMMA anvil
POS n
FIELD1 mt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anvils
DEF = a shaped iron block on which metals are hammered to the shape wanted
EX 1
LEMMA anvil
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 anvils
DEF = a small bone inside the ear which carries sound further inside it
EX 1
LEMMA anxiety
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = fear, esp. as caused by uncertainty about something
EX 1 He felt strong anxiety (for her safety) when he heard she had gone
LEMMA anxiety
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anxieties
DEF = an example of this
EX 1 After listening to his advice she had no more anxieties
LEMMA anxiety
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 anxieties
DEF = a cause of this
EX 1 Her sick child is a great anxiety to her
LEMMA anxiety
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anxieties
DEF = infml a strong wish to do something; eagerness
EX 1 anxiety to please
LEMMA anxiety
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anxieties
DEF = infml a strong wish to do something; eagerness
EX 1 anxiety to please
LEMMA anxiety
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anxieties
DEF = infml a strong wish to do something; eagerness
EX 1 anxiety to please
LEMMA anxiety
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = infml a strong wish to do something; eagerness
EX 1 anxiety to please
LEMMA anxiety
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = infml a strong wish to do something; eagerness
EX 1 anxiety to please
LEMMA anxiety
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = infml a strong wish to do something; eagerness
EX 1 anxiety to please
LEMMA aorta
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 aortas
DEF = the largest blood vessel (ARTERY) in the body, taking blood from the heart
EX 1
LEMMA apanage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 apanages
DEF = APPANAGE
EX 1
LEMMA apartheid
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 yr
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the keeping separate of races of different colours in one country, esp. of Europeans and non-Europeans in South Africa
EX 1
LEMMA apartment
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 apartments
DEF = a room, esp. a large or splendid one, or one used by a particular person or group
EX 1 "The Royal or State Apartments may be seen every day from 1 to 5 o'clock"
LEMMA apartment
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 apartments
DEF = esp. AmE a flat
EX 1
LEMMA apartment
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 apartments
DEF = BrE a large and expensive flat
EX 1
LEMMA apartment house
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 apartments
DEF = a block of flats
EX 1
LEMMA apartments
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 en
VAR 1 apartmentses
DEF = a set of rooms, usu. furnished, let to someone by the week, month, etc., esp. for holidays
EX 1
LEMMA apathy
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = lack of feeling or interest in something or everything; lack of desire or ability to act in any way
EX 1 He was sunk in apathy after his failure
LEMMA ape
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 apes
DEF = a large monkey without a tail or with a very short tail (such as a GORILLA or CHIMPANZEE)
EX 1
LEMMA ape
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 apes
DEF = usu. derog a person who copies the behaviour of others
EX 1
LEMMA aperient
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 rx
VAR 1 aperients
DEF = LAXATIVE
EX 1
LEMMA aperient
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 rx
VAR 1 aperients
DEF = LAXATIVE
EX 1
LEMMA aperient
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 rx
VAR 1 nil
DEF = LAXATIVE
EX 1
LEMMA aperitif
POS n
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aperitifs
DEF = a small alcoholic drink taken before a meal
EX 1
LEMMA aperture
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 apertures
DEF = a hole, crack, or other narrow opening
EX 1
LEMMA aperture
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 pg
VAR 1 apertures
DEF = the opening in a camera, TELESCOPE, etc., that admits light
EX 1
LEMMA apex
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 apexes
DEF = tech or fml the top or highest part of anything
EX 1 the apex of a TRIANGLE
LEMMA apex
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 apexes
DEF = the highest point of power or success; CLIMAX@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA aphasia
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the loss of the ability to speak or to understand speech, caused by damage to the brain
EX 1
LEMMA aphasic
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aphasics
DEF = a person suffering from APHASIA
EX 1
LEMMA aphid
POS n
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 aphids
DEF = any of various small insects (such as the GREENFLY) that live on the juices of plants
EX 1
LEMMA aphorism
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aphorisms
DEF = a true or wise saying or principle expressed in a few words; MAXIM
EX 1
LEMMA aphrodisiac
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 aphrodisiacs
DEF = (a medicine, drug, etc.) causing sexual excitement
EX 1
LEMMA aphrodisiac
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 aphrodisiacs
DEF = (a medicine, drug, etc.) causing sexual excitement
EX 1
LEMMA aphrodisiac
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a medicine, drug, etc.) causing sexual excitement
EX 1
LEMMA apiarist
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 apiarists
DEF = a person who keeps bees
EX 1
LEMMA apiary
POS n
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 ah
VAR 1 apiaries
DEF = a place where bees are kept, esp. a place in which there are several HIVEs
EX 1
LEMMA apiculture
POS n
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 ah
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the keeping of bees, esp. for profit
EX 1
LEMMA aplomb
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = power to remain calmly bold in appearance and behaviour in moments of difficulty; SELF-POSSESSION
EX 1
LEMMA apocalypse
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 apocalypses
DEF = the showing of hidden things, esp. the telling of what will happen when the world ends
EX 1
LEMMA apocrypha
POS n
FIELD1 bl
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 Apocryphas
DEF = a collection of Jewish and/or early Christian books sometimes, but usu. not, included in the Bible
EX 1
LEMMA apocrypha
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Apocryphas
DEF = pieces of literature which may or may not have been written by the stated person
EX 1
LEMMA apogee
POS n
FIELD1 as
FIELD2 ao
VAR 1 apogees
DEF = the point at which the moon, the sun, a space vehicle etc., is farthest from the earth
EX 1
LEMMA apogee
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 apogees
DEF = the highest point of power or success
EX 1
LEMMA apologetic
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ph
VAR 1 apologetics
DEF = an example of APOLOGETICS
EX 1
LEMMA apologetic
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ph
VAR 1 apologetics
DEF = of APOLOGETICS
EX 1
LEMMA apologetics
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ph
VAR 1 apologeticses
DEF = the art, science, or practice of arguing in defence or in explanation, as of an idea, belief, person, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA apologetics
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ph
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the art, science, or practice of arguing in defence or in explanation, as of an idea, belief, person, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA apologia
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ph
VAR 1 apologias
DEF = a formal defence or explanation, esp. of a belief
EX 1
LEMMA apologia
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ph
VAR 1 apologias
DEF = a formal defence or explanation, esp. of a belief
EX 1
LEMMA apologist
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 apologists
DEF = a person who defends a belief or opinion by argument
EX 1 He is nothing but an apologist for the crimes of his political leaders!
LEMMA apology
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 apologies
DEF = a statement expressing sorrow for a fault, causing trouble or pain, etc.
EX 1 I must offer her an apology for not going to her party. I must make an apology to her. Please accept my apologies
LEMMA apology
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 apologies
DEF = a defence or explanation of a belief, idea, etc.
EX 1 Shelley's "Apology for Poetry"
LEMMA apology
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 apologies
DEF = infml a very poor example of something
EX 1 This bit of burnt potato is no more than an apology for a meal
LEMMA apophthegm
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 apophthegms
DEF = APOTHEGM
EX 1
LEMMA apoplexy
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 apoplexies
DEF = the loss of the ability to move, feel, think, etc., usu. caused by too much blood in the blood vessels in the brain or by the bursting of one of these blood vessels; STROKE@2 (3)
EX 1
LEMMA apoplexy
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the loss of the ability to move, feel, think, etc., usu. caused by too much blood in the blood vessels in the brain or by the bursting of one of these blood vessels; STROKE@2 (3)
EX 1
LEMMA apostasy
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 nil
DEF = desertion of one's religious faith, political party, beliefs, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA apostasy
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 apostasies
DEF = an example of this
EX 1
LEMMA apostate
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 apostates
DEF = a person guilty of APOSTASY
EX 1
LEMMA apostle
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 apostles
DEF = any of the 12 followers of Christ chosen by Him to spread His message to the world
EX 1
LEMMA apostle
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 apostles
DEF = any of the early Christians who introduced Christianity to a country, area, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA apostle
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 apostles
DEF = a leader of a new political or other belief or idea
EX 1
LEMMA apostrophe
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 apostrophes
DEF = (in a speech or piece of writing) words addressed to a person who is usu. absent or to an idea or quality as if it were a person
EX 1
LEMMA apostrophe
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 apostrophes
DEF = the sign (') used in writing to show that one or more letters or figures have been left out of a word or figure (as in don't and '47 for do not and 1947) the sign (') used in writing before or after s to show possession (as in John's hat, James' hat, lady's hat, ladies' hats, children's hats) the sign (') used in writing before s to show the plural of letters and figures (as in There are 2 f 's in off and Your 8's look like S's)
EX 1
LEMMA apothecaries' weight
POS n
FIELD1 rx
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the system of weights used by those practising chemistry in mixing very small quantities of medicines
EX 1
LEMMA apothecary
POS n
FIELD1 rx
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 apothecaries
DEF = old use a person with a knowledge of chemistry who mixed and sold medicines; PHARMACIST (2)
EX 1
LEMMA apothegm
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 apothegms
DEF = a short true or wise saying; APHORISM
EX 1
LEMMA apotheosis
POS n
FIELD1 rn
FIELD2 hi
VAR 1 apotheosises
DEF = the act of raising or of being raised to the rank of a god
EX 1
LEMMA apotheosis
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 apotheosises
DEF = lit a state of the highest possible honour and glory reached by or given to someone or something
EX 1
LEMMA apotheosis
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 apotheosises
DEF = lit the perfect example; QUINTESSENCE
EX 1 She is the apotheosis of womanhood
LEMMA appanage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appanages
DEF = lit something, esp. property, that is claimed or received as a right by birth, office, position, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA appanage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appanages
DEF = lit something that naturally or necessarily goes with something else
EX 1 respect, an appanage of high rank
LEMMA appanage
POS n
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 appanages
DEF = old use land, or some other form of income, kept to support the younger children of kings
EX 1
LEMMA apparatus
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 apparatuses
DEF = a set of instruments, machines, etc., that work together for a particular purpose
EX 1 This electric heating apparatus is very clean. a piece of apparatus a lot of apparatus
LEMMA apparatus
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a set of instruments, machines, etc., that work together for a particular purpose
EX 1 This electric heating apparatus is very clean. a piece of apparatus a lot of apparatus
LEMMA apparatus
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 apparatuses
DEF = a set of instruments, machines, tools, materials, etc., needed for a particular purpose
EX 1 The television men set up their apparatus ready to film
LEMMA apparatus
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a set of instruments, machines, tools, materials, etc., needed for a particular purpose
EX 1 The television men set up their apparatus ready to film
LEMMA apparatus
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 apparatuses
DEF = a group of parts that work together inside a body
EX 1 The breathing apparatus includes the nose, throat, and lungs
LEMMA apparatus
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a group of parts that work together inside a body
EX 1 The breathing apparatus includes the nose, throat, and lungs
LEMMA apparatus
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 so
VAR 1 apparatuses
DEF = an organization or system made up of many parts
EX 1 The political apparatus set up by the government is used to settle industrial trouble
LEMMA apparatus
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 so
VAR 1 nil
DEF = an organization or system made up of many parts
EX 1 The political apparatus set up by the government is used to settle industrial trouble
LEMMA apparel
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = lit & old use clothes, esp. of a fine or special sort
EX 1 priestly apparel
LEMMA apparel
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = esp. AmE (in comb.) clothes; clothing
EX 1 ladies' ready-to-wear apparel
LEMMA apparition
POS n
FIELD1 my
FIELD2 oc
VAR 1 apparitions
DEF = the spirit of a dead person moving in bodily form; GHOST@1 (1)
EX 1 He fell unconscious when he saw the apparition of his dead wife
LEMMA appeal
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appeals
DEF = (a) strong request for help, support, mercy, etc.
EX 1 His appeal for forgiveness went unanswered. The appeal for money with which to build a new hall was very successful. There was a look of appeal on her sad face
LEMMA appeal
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a) strong request for help, support, mercy, etc.
EX 1 His appeal for forgiveness went unanswered. The appeal for money with which to build a new hall was very successful. There was a look of appeal on her sad face
LEMMA appeal
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = power to move the feelings; attraction; interest
EX 1 Films of that sort have lost their appeal for me. sex appeal
LEMMA appeal
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 appeals
DEF = a call to a higher court to change the decision of a lower court
EX 1 The right of appeal is an important part of good law. a court of appeal
LEMMA appeal
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a call to a higher court to change the decision of a lower court
EX 1 The right of appeal is an important part of good law. a court of appeal
LEMMA appeal
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ga
VAR 1 appeals
DEF = (esp. in sports) a call from a player for a decision from the person who judges the rules of the game (such as a REFEREE or UMPIRE)
EX 1
LEMMA appearance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appearances
DEF = the act of appearing, as to the eye, mind, or public
EX 1 My appearance at the party was not very welcome
LEMMA appearance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appearances
DEF = that which can be seen; outward qualities; look
EX 1 He had an unhealthy appearance. After being painted its appearance was quite different. Appearance isn't everything in life, my boy
LEMMA appearance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = that which can be seen; outward qualities; look
EX 1 He had an unhealthy appearance. After being painted its appearance was quite different. Appearance isn't everything in life, my boy
LEMMA appearances
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appearanceses
DEF = that which can be seen but which may be false; outward qualities; looks
EX 1 Don't judge by appearances
LEMMA appeasement
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appeasements
DEF = the act of appeasing (APPEASE)
EX 1
LEMMA appeasement
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of appeasing (APPEASE)
EX 1
LEMMA appeasement
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the political idea that peace can be obtained by giving an enemy what he demands
EX 1
LEMMA appellant
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 appellants
DEF = (a person) that calls on a higher court to change the decision of a lower court
EX 1
LEMMA appellation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appellations
DEF = fml a name or title, esp. one that is formal or descriptive
EX 1
LEMMA appendage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appendages
DEF = something added, joined to, or hanging from something, esp. something larger
EX 1
LEMMA appendectomy
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 appendectomies
DEF = the medical operation of removing the APPENDIX@1
EX 1
LEMMA appendectomy
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the medical operation of removing the APPENDIX@1
EX 1
LEMMA appendicitis
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the diseased state of the APPENDIX@1, usu. causing it to be medically removed
EX 1
LEMMA appendix
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 appendixes
DEF = a short wormlike organ leading off the bowel, and having little or no use
EX 1
LEMMA appendix
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appendixes
DEF = something added, esp. additional information added at the end of a book
EX 1
LEMMA appetite
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 appetites
DEF = a desire or wish, esp. for food
EX 1 Don't eat anything that will spoil your appetite for dinner. (fig.) He had no appetite for hard work
LEMMA appetite
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a desire or wish, esp. for food
EX 1 Don't eat anything that will spoil your appetite for dinner. (fig.) He had no appetite for hard work
LEMMA appetite
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 appetites
DEF = a desire to satisfy any bodily want
EX 1 sexual appetites
LEMMA appetite
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a desire to satisfy any bodily want
EX 1 sexual appetites
LEMMA appetizer
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 appetizers
DEF = something small and attractive eaten at the beginning of a meal to increase the desire for food
EX 1
LEMMA applause
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 en
VAR 1 nil
DEF = loud praise for a performance or performer, esp. by striking the hands together (CLAPping)
EX 1
LEMMA apple
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 2.
VAR 1 apples
DEF = a hard round fruit with white juicy flesh and usu. a red, green or yellow skin
EX 1
LEMMA applejack
POS n
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 qu
VAR 1 nil
DEF = very strong alcoholic drink (SPIRIT) made from apples
EX 1
LEMMA apple pie
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 apples
DEF = apples cooked in pastry
EX 1
LEMMA apple pie
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = apples cooked in pastry
EX 1
LEMMA appliance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appliances
DEF = an apparatus, instrument, or tool for a particular purpose, often one that is fitted to a larger machine
EX 1
LEMMA applicant
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 applicants
DEF = a person who makes a request, esp. officially and in writing, for something such as a job, a place in a school, or tickets for the theatre
EX 1
LEMMA application
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the putting to use
EX 1 The application of new scientific discoveries to industrial production methods usually makes jobs easier to do
LEMMA application
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the putting to use
EX 1 The application of new scientific discoveries to industrial production methods usually makes jobs easier to do
LEMMA application
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 applications
DEF = the quality of being useful or suitable
EX 1 That rule has no application to this particular case
LEMMA application
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the quality of being useful or suitable
EX 1 That rule has no application to this particular case
LEMMA application
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of requesting, esp. officially and in writing
EX 1 Tickets may be bought on application to the theatre
LEMMA application
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 applications
DEF = such a request
EX 1 I wrote 5 applications for jobs but got nothing
LEMMA application
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 applications
DEF = the putting of one thing onto another, esp. medicine onto the skin
EX 1 The application of this medicine should be at night. 5 applications a day are necessary
LEMMA application
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the putting of one thing onto another, esp. medicine onto the skin
EX 1 The application of this medicine should be at night. 5 applications a day are necessary
LEMMA application
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 applications
DEF = the substance, esp. medicine, put on
EX 1 You will be able to get the application from the doctor
LEMMA application
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = careful and continuous attention or effort
EX 1 He worked with great application to learn 3 musical instruments in one year
LEMMA applique
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 appliques
DEF = (esp. in dress-making) ornamental work of one material sewn or stuck on to a larger surface of another material
EX 1
LEMMA applique
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (esp. in dress-making) ornamental work of one material sewn or stuck on to a larger surface of another material
EX 1
LEMMA appointment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the agreement of a time and place for meeting
EX 1 He will only see you by appointment
LEMMA appointment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appointments
DEF = a meeting at an agreed time and place
EX 1 I have an appointment with the doctor
LEMMA appointment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the choosing of someone for a position, job, or office
EX 1 the appointment of John as chairman/to be chairman
LEMMA appointment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the choosing of someone for a position, job, or office
EX 1 the appointment of John as chairman/to be chairman
LEMMA appointment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appointments
DEF = a position or job
EX 1 I hope I shall get a teaching appointment at the new school
LEMMA appointments
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 appointmentses
DEF = furniture, esp. such things as gas fires, wash basins, etc., that are not easily removed
EX 1
LEMMA apposition
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 appositions
DEF = a state of affairs in grammar in which one simple sentence contains 2 or more noun phrases that describe the same person or thing and are used in the same way
EX 1 In the sentence "The rich man, a banker, was a criminal," the phrase "the rich man" and the phrase "a banker" are in apposition (to each other)
LEMMA apposition
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a state of affairs in grammar in which one simple sentence contains 2 or more noun phrases that describe the same person or thing and are used in the same way
EX 1 In the sentence "The rich man, a banker, was a criminal," the phrase "the rich man" and the phrase "a banker" are in apposition (to each other)
LEMMA appraisal
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 appraisals
DEF = the act of working out the value, quality, or condition of something
EX 1
LEMMA appraisal
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 appraisals
DEF = a statement of value, quality, or condition
EX 1
LEMMA appreciation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = judgment, as of the quality, worth, or facts of something
EX 1 The teacher's appreciation of his pupils' chances of passing the examination was correct
LEMMA appreciation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appreciations
DEF = a written account of the worth of something
EX 1 The pupils wrote an appreciation of the play they had just seen
LEMMA appreciation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = understanding of the qualities or worth of something
EX 1 Their appreciation of the performance was expressed in loud cheers
LEMMA appreciation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appreciations
DEF = grateful feelings
EX 1 He showed no appreciation of my advice/an appreciation of my help
LEMMA appreciation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = grateful feelings
EX 1 He showed no appreciation of my advice/an appreciation of my help
LEMMA appreciation
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 appreciations
DEF = rise in value, esp. of land or possessions
EX 1 an appreciation of 50% in property values
LEMMA appreciation
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = rise in value, esp. of land or possessions
EX 1 an appreciation of 50% in property values
LEMMA apprehension
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = anxiety, esp. about the future; fear
EX 1 She felt apprehension for the safety of her son. Her apprehensions about an accident were not fulfilled
LEMMA apprehension
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 apprehensions
DEF = fml ability to understand; understanding
EX 1
LEMMA apprehension
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = fml ability to understand; understanding
EX 1
LEMMA apprehension
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 apprehensions
DEF = the act of seizing (a person who breaks the law); ARREST
EX 1
LEMMA apprehension
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of seizing (a person who breaks the law); ARREST
EX 1
LEMMA apprentice
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 apprentices
DEF = a person who is under an agreement to serve, for a number of years and usu. for low wages, a person skilled in a trade, in order to learn that person's skill
EX 1 an apprentice electrician apprentice to an electrician
LEMMA apprenticeship
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the condition of being an APPRENTICE
EX 1
LEMMA apprenticeship
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 apprenticeships
DEF = the time or period this lasts
EX 1
LEMMA apprenticeship
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 apprenticeships
DEF = an example of such a condition
EX 1 Several apprenticeships could not be filled
LEMMA approach
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of APPROACHing
EX 1 Our approach drove away the wild animals. The approach of winter brings cold weather
LEMMA approach
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 approaches
DEF = a means or way of entering
EX 1 All approaches to the town were blocked. We left our car in the station approach
LEMMA approach
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 approaches
DEF = a speaking to someone for the first time, esp. in order to begin close personal relations
EX 1 I'm not very good at making approaches to strangers
LEMMA approach
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 approaches
DEF = a manner or method of doing something
EX 1 That player's approach to the music is quite different from anyone else's. His book presents a new approach to the difficulty
LEMMA approach
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = likeness or nearness in quality, condition, character, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA approbation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = praise
EX 1
LEMMA approbation
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = an official expression of agreement
EX 1 We have not yet received the approbation of the council for holding a dance in the town hall
LEMMA appropriation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of setting aside something for a special purpose
EX 1 The appropriation of public money for a new hospital
LEMMA appropriation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appropriations
DEF = something, esp. money, set aside for a particular purpose
EX 1 an appropriation of L5,000,000 for a new hospital
LEMMA appropriation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = euph the act of taking something for oneself; THEFT
EX 1
LEMMA approval
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of approving
EX 1
LEMMA approval
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 approvals
DEF = official permission
EX 1
LEMMA approval
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = official permission
EX 1
LEMMA approved school
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 approveds
DEF = a special school for boys or girls who have done things against the law, where they live and receive training
EX 1
LEMMA approved school
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a special school for boys or girls who have done things against the law, where they live and receive training
EX 1
LEMMA approximation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 approximations
DEF = a result, calculation, description, drawing, etc., that is not exact but is good enough
EX 1 300 is only an approximation of the right number
LEMMA approximation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 approximations
DEF = a result, calculation, description, drawing, etc., that is not exact but is good enough
EX 1 300 is only an approximation of the right number
LEMMA approximation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state of being or getting near, as to a position, quality, or number
EX 1
LEMMA approximation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state of being or getting near, as to a position, quality, or number
EX 1
LEMMA appurtenance
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 appurtenances
DEF = something belonging to or usu. connected with something else
EX 1
LEMMA appurtenance
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 appurtenances
DEF = any of various rights or responsibilities that go with the ownership of property
EX 1
LEMMA apricot
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 apricots
DEF = a round soft pleasant-tasting but slightly sour fruit with a furry outside like a PEACH and a single large stone. It is orange or yellow and red in colour
EX 1
LEMMA apricot
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the colour of this fruit
EX 1
LEMMA april
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Aprils
DEF = the 4th month of the year
EX 1
LEMMA april
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Aprils
DEF = the 4th month of the year
EX 1
LEMMA april fool
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Aprils
DEF = a person who has been deceived or made fun of by a trick played on the morning of April 1st (April Fools' Day, All Fools' Day)
EX 1
LEMMA apron
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aprons
DEF = a simple garment worn over the front part of one's clothes to keep them clean while working or doing something dirty or esp. while cooking
EX 1
LEMMA apron
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aprons
DEF = also apron stage /'-- "-/_ that part of a stage in a theatre that comes forward towards where the public sit
EX 1
LEMMA apron
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aprons
DEF = (in an airport) the hard surface on which planes are turned round, loaded, unloaded, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA apron strings
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aprons
DEF = the strings of an APRON (1) regarded as a sign of control, as of a boy or man by his mother or wife (esp. in the phr. tied to his mother's/wife's apron strings)
EX 1
LEMMA apse
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 rl
VAR 1 apses
DEF = the curved or many-sided arched end of a building, esp. the east end of a church
EX 1
LEMMA aptitude
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aptitudes
DEF = natural ability or skill, esp. in learning
EX 1 He showed great aptitude for/in painting. She shows an aptitude for writing. The students had to take an aptitude test
LEMMA aptitude
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = natural ability or skill, esp. in learning
EX 1 He showed great aptitude for/in painting. She shows an aptitude for writing. The students had to take an aptitude test
LEMMA aqualung
POS n
FIELD1 wa
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 aqualungs
DEF = an apparatus used by a swimmer under water to provide him with air, esp. a container of special air that is carried on the back and has a tube that takes the air to the mouth or nose
EX 1
LEMMA aquamarine
POS n
FIELD1 jw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aquamarines
DEF = a glass-like ornamental blue-green stone
EX 1
LEMMA aquamarine
POS n
FIELD1 jw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aquamarines
DEF = a jewel made from this
EX 1
LEMMA aquamarine
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the colour of this stone
EX 1
LEMMA aquaplane
POS n
FIELD1 ws
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 aquaplanes
DEF = a thin board on which a person stands while he is pulled quickly along the surface of the sea, a lake, etc., by a rope from a fast motorboat
EX 1
LEMMA aquarium
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aquariums
DEF = a glass container for fish and other water animals
EX 1
LEMMA aquarium
POS n
FIELD1 dz
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aquariums
DEF = a building (esp. in a ZOO) containing many of these
EX 1
LEMMA aquarius
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 Aquariuses
DEF = the 11th division (sign) in a belt of stars (the ZODIAC), represented by a man pouring water
EX 1
LEMMA aquarius
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 Aquariuses
DEF = the group of stars (CONSTELLATION) formerly in this division or sign
EX 1
LEMMA aquarius
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 Aquariuses
DEF = a person born under this sign (during a month beginning January 21)
EX 1
LEMMA aquatint
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the method of cutting a picture, ornamental surface, etc., into a flat piece of copper by letting a strong acid eat away the parts that have not been protected by wax or some other material
EX 1
LEMMA aquatint
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aquatints
DEF = a picture printed from such a piece of copper
EX 1
LEMMA aqua vitae
POS n
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = any of various very strong alcoholic drinks (SPIRITs), esp. BRANDY
EX 1
LEMMA aqueduct
POS n
FIELD1 e6
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 aqueducts
DEF = a pipe, bridge, or CANAL (1), that carries a water supply, esp. one that is built higher than the land around it or that goes across a valley
EX 1
LEMMA arab
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 Arabs
DEF = a person who speaks ARABIC, esp. one from North Africa or the ARABIAN PENINSULA
EX 1
LEMMA arab
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Arabs
DEF = a type of fast graceful horse
EX 1
LEMMA arabesque
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 arabesques
DEF = a fancy ornamental pattern of twisted shapes of flowers, leaves, fruits, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA arabesque
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arabesques
DEF = a flowing ornamental line, as in writing
EX 1
LEMMA arabesque
POS n
FIELD1 da
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 arabesques
DEF = a position in a particular kind of dancing (BALLET)
EX 1
LEMMA arabic
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 Arabics
DEF = the SEMITIC language spoken by ARABs (1)
EX 1
LEMMA arabic
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the SEMITIC language spoken by ARABs (1)
EX 1
LEMMA arabic numeral
POS n
FIELD1 nb
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Arabics
DEF = any of the signs most commonly used for numbers in the English and many other alphabets (such as 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA arabic numeral
POS n
FIELD1 nb
FIELD2 x.
VAR 1 Arabics
DEF = any of the signs used for numbers in the ARABIC alphabet, on which the above number signs were based
EX 1
LEMMA arable
POS n
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = land that is used for growing crops
EX 1
LEMMA arachnid
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 arachnids
DEF = the class of insect-like animals with 8 legs that includes SPIDERs and SCORPIONs
EX 1
LEMMA arbiter
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arbiters
DEF = a person or group that has complete control or great influence over actions, decisions, etc.
EX 1 Beau Brummel was the arbiter of fashion in part of the 18th Century
LEMMA arbiter
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arbiters
DEF = rare ARBITRATOR
EX 1
LEMMA arbitration
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the settling of an argument by the decision of a person or group chosen by both sides
EX 1
LEMMA arbitrator
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 arbitrators
DEF = a person chosen by both sides of an argument to examine the facts and make a decision to settle the argument
EX 1
LEMMA arboretum
POS n
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 arboretums
DEF = a garden of trees, esp. one for show or scientific study
EX 1
LEMMA arbour
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 a6
VAR 1 arbours
DEF = a sheltered place, esp. with a seat, in a garden, usu. made by training trees or bushes to form an arch
EX 1
LEMMA arc
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 arcs
DEF = part of a curved line or circle
EX 1 an arc of 110\
LEMMA arc
POS n
FIELD1 as
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 arcs
DEF = the curved path that the sun, moon, or any star appears to move along when seen from the earth
EX 1
LEMMA arc
POS n
FIELD1 e6
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 arcs
DEF = a very powerful flow of electricity through the air or gas between 2 points, as in an arc lamp or ARC WELDING
EX 1
LEMMA arcade
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ac
VAR 1 arcades
DEF = a covered passage, esp. one with an arched roof or with a row of shops on one or both sides
EX 1 Burlington Arcade is a famous shopping passage in London
LEMMA arcadia
POS n
FIELD1 my
FIELD2 cl
VAR 1 Arcadias
DEF = an area or scene of simple pleasant country life
EX 1
LEMMA arcadia
POS n
FIELD1 my
FIELD2 cl
VAR 1 Arcadias
DEF = an area or scene of simple pleasant country life
EX 1
LEMMA arch
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 arches
DEF = a curved top sometimes with a central point resting on 2 supports, as under a bridge or above a door
EX 1 The bridge had 7 arches
LEMMA arch
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 arches
DEF = something with this shape, esp. the middle of the bottom of the foot
EX 1
LEMMA archaeology
POS n
FIELD1 ar
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the study of the buried remains of ancient times, such as houses, pots, tools, and weapons
EX 1
LEMMA archaism
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 archaisms
DEF = a word or phrase no longer in general use
EX 1
LEMMA archangel
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 archangels
DEF = a chief ANGEL (1) in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religions
EX 1
LEMMA archbishop
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 archbishops
DEF = (in some branches of the Christian church) a priest in charge of the churches and BISHOPs (1) in a very large area
EX 1
LEMMA archbishopric
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 archbishoprics
DEF = the rank of, position of, period in office of, or church area (ARCHDIOCESE) governed by an ARCHBISHOP
EX 1
LEMMA archdeacon
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 or
VAR 1 archdeacons
DEF = (in the ANGLICAN branch of the Christian religion) a priest of high rank who directly serves under a priest of very high rank (BISHOP)
EX 1
LEMMA archdeaconry
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 archdeaconries
DEF = the rank, position, or house of an ARCHDEACON
EX 1
LEMMA archdiocese
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 archdioceses
DEF = (in several branches of the Christian religion) the church area under the government of an ARCHBISHOP
EX 1
LEMMA archduke
POS n
FIELD1 or
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 archdukes
DEF = a prince of the royal family, esp. of the royal family of Austria in former times
EX 1
LEMMA archduke
POS n
FIELD1 or
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 archdukes
DEF = a prince of the royal family, esp. of the royal family of Austria in former times
EX 1
LEMMA archer
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 archers
DEF = a person who shoots arrows from a piece of bent wood (BOW@3 (1)), esp. as a sport or in war in former times
EX 1
LEMMA archery
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the art or sport of shooting arrows
EX 1
LEMMA archetype
POS n
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 archetypes
DEF = the original idea or model of something, of which others are copies
EX 1
LEMMA archetype
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 archetypes
DEF = a perfectly typical example of something
EX 1
LEMMA archimandrite
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 or
VAR 1 archimandrites
DEF = the head of a group of holy men (MONKs) of an Eastern branch of the Christian church
EX 1
LEMMA archipelago
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 archipelagos
DEF = a number of small islands making a group
EX 1
LEMMA archipelago
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 archipelagos
DEF = an area of sea containing such a group
EX 1
LEMMA architect
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 architects
DEF = a person who plans new buildings and sees that they are built properly
EX 1
LEMMA architect
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 architects
DEF = a person who makes an important plan of any kind
EX 1
LEMMA architecture
POS n
FIELD1 ar
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the art and science of building, including its planning, making, and ornamentation
EX 1
LEMMA architecture
POS n
FIELD1 ar
FIELD2 hi
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the style or manner of building, esp. as belonging to a particular country or period of history
EX 1 the architecture of ancient Greece
LEMMA archives
POS n
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 archiveses
DEF = old papers, such as records, reports, lists, and letters of a particular group, family, country, etc., kept esp. for historical interest
EX 1
LEMMA archives
POS n
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 archiveses
DEF = the place where such papers are stored, esp. the place where government and national records are kept
EX 1
LEMMA archivist
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 hi
VAR 1 archivists
DEF = a person who looks after ARCHIVES
EX 1
LEMMA archway
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 archways
DEF = a passage with a roof, esp. one supported on arches
EX 1
LEMMA archway
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 archways
DEF = an entrance through an arch
EX 1
LEMMA arctic
POS n
FIELD1 60
FIELD2 z1
VAR 1 Arctics
DEF = the most northern part of the world
EX 1
LEMMA arctic circle
POS n
FIELD1 6o
FIELD2 z1
VAR 1 Arctics
DEF = an imaginary line (line of LATITUDE (1)) drawn round the world at a certain distance from the most northern point (the North POLE (1)), north of which line there is no darkness for 6 months of each year and little light for the other 6 months
EX 1
LEMMA arc welding
POS n
FIELD1 e6
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the joining together of pieces of metal by means of an ARC@1 (3) of electricity
EX 1
LEMMA ardour
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ardours
DEF = a strong burning feeling, because of something pleasing; excitement; eagerness
EX 1 His political ardour led him into many arguments
LEMMA ardour
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a strong burning feeling, because of something pleasing; excitement; eagerness
EX 1 His political ardour led him into many arguments
LEMMA are
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ares
DEF = a measure of area, equal to 100 square metres (or 119.6 square yards)
EX 1
LEMMA area
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 areas
DEF = a particular space or surface
EX 1 You haven't cleaned the area under the table
LEMMA area
POS n
FIELD1 6o
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 areas
DEF = a part or division of the world, esp. the one around one's home
EX 1 There aren't many wild birds in this area. I am the area salesman for that part of the country
LEMMA area
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 areas
DEF = the size of a surface measured by multiplying the length by the width
EX 1
LEMMA area
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the size of a surface measured by multiplying the length by the width
EX 1
LEMMA area
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 areas
DEF = a subject or specialist field, as of ideas, work, or activity
EX 1 There have been many developments in the area of language teaching
LEMMA areca
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 x4
VAR 1 arecas
DEF = a particular kind of tree (PALM) which grows in southeast Asia and which bears the areca nut
EX 1
LEMMA arena
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 arenas
DEF = the middle part of a Roman AMPHITHEATRE, used for public sports and fights
EX 1
LEMMA arena
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 6a
VAR 1 arenas
DEF = an enclosed area used for public shows, sports, fights, amusements, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA arena
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arenas
DEF = a scene or place of activity, esp. of competition or fighting
EX 1 The small country became the arena of war between the 2 big powers
LEMMA arete
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 aretes
DEF = a part of a mountain in the form of a long sharp edge with steep sides; RIDGE
EX 1
LEMMA argent
POS n
FIELD1 he
FIELD2 co
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (the colour of) silver
EX 1 He carried an argent shield
LEMMA argon
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a chemically inactive gas that is a simple substance (ELEMENT (6)), found in the air, and used in some electric lights
EX 1
LEMMA argot
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 argots
DEF = speech spoken and understood by only a small class of people, esp. thieves
EX 1
LEMMA argot
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = speech spoken and understood by only a small class of people, esp. thieves
EX 1
LEMMA argument
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arguments
DEF = a reason given to support or disprove something
EX 1 There are many arguments against smoking/that one should not smoke
LEMMA argument
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arguments
DEF = a reason given to support or disprove something
EX 1 There are many arguments against smoking/that one should not smoke
LEMMA argument
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arguments
DEF = a reason given to support or disprove something
EX 1 There are many arguments against smoking/that one should not smoke
LEMMA argument
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the use of reason to persuade someone
EX 1 We should try to settle this affair by argument not by fighting
LEMMA argument
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arguments
DEF = a disagreement, esp. one that is noisy; quarrel
EX 1 The argument made her cry
LEMMA argument
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 arguments
DEF = lit a short account of the story or subject of a book, poem, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA argy-bargy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 argy-bargies
DEF = an argument or quarrel that is usu. noisy but not very serious
EX 1
LEMMA argy-bargy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = an argument or quarrel that is usu. noisy but not very serious
EX 1
LEMMA aria
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 arias
DEF = a song that is sung by only one person in a particular type of musical play (OPERA or ORATORIO)
EX 1
LEMMA aries
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 Arieses
DEF = the first division (sign) in a belt of stars (the ZODIAC), represented by a male sheep (RAM)
EX 1
LEMMA aries
POS n
FIELD1 as
FIELD2 oc
VAR 1 Arieses
DEF = the group of stars (CONSTELLATION) formerly in this division or sign
EX 1
LEMMA aries
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 Arieses
DEF = a person born under this sign (between March 21 and April 19)
EX 1
LEMMA aries
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 Arieses
DEF = a person born under this sign (between March 21 and April 19)
EX 1
LEMMA aristocracy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aristocracies
DEF = the people of the highest social class, esp. people from noble families and with titles of rank
EX 1
LEMMA aristocracy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aristocracies
DEF = the finest, best, richest, or most powerful members of any group or class, in any activity
EX 1
LEMMA aristocracy
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = government by people regarded as best or as belonging to the highest social rank, esp. a rank depending on birth or wealth
EX 1
LEMMA aristocrat
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 so
VAR 1 aristocrats
DEF = a member of an ARISTOCRACY, esp. a person from a noble family and with a title of rank
EX 1
LEMMA aristocrat
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aristocrats
DEF = the finest example of a group or type
EX 1 Drink Rossignol, the aristocrat of table wines!
LEMMA arithmetic
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the science of numbers
EX 1
LEMMA arithmetic
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the adding, subtracting, multiplying, etc., of numbers; calculation by numbers
EX 1
LEMMA arithmetician
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 arithmeticians
DEF = a person who is skilled in or who studies ARITHMETIC
EX 1
LEMMA arithmetic progressi
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 arithmetics
DEF = a set of numbers each of which is more or less than the one before it by a fixed amount (as in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10)
EX 1
LEMMA ark
POS n
FIELD1 bl
FIELD2 zo
VAR 1 arks
DEF = (in the Bible) a large ship, esp. the one built by Noah (Noah's ark) in which he saved his family and 2 of every kind of animal from the flood that covered the world
EX 1
LEMMA ark of the covenant
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zj
VAR 1 Arks
DEF = a box that represented to the Jews the presence of God and which contained the laws of their religion
EX 1
LEMMA arm
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 arms
DEF = either of the 2 upper limbs of a human being or other animal that stands on 2 legs
EX 1 She carried the box under her arm
LEMMA arm
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arms
DEF = something that is shaped like or moves like an arm
EX 1 a long narrow arm of the sea
LEMMA arm
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 arms
DEF = the part of a garment, such as a coat, that covers the arm
EX 1
LEMMA arm
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 arms
DEF = the part of a chair on which the arm rests
EX 1
LEMMA arm
POS n
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 arms
DEF = a large branch of a tree
EX 1
LEMMA arm
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 arms
DEF = a part or division of a group that works at a particular activity, subject, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA arm
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arms
DEF = power or force (esp. in the phr. the (long) arm of the law)
EX 1
LEMMA arm
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 arms
DEF = (in comb.) a division or branch of a country's armed forces, such as the air force, army, or navy
EX 1 Our air arm bombed the enemy
LEMMA armada
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zn
VAR 1 armadas
DEF = a collection (FLEET) of armed ships
EX 1 The Spanish Armada sailed to England in 1588
LEMMA armadillo
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 q6
VAR 1 armadillos
DEF = a small animal native to the warm parts of the Americas, covered in hard bands of bonelike shell
EX 1
LEMMA armament
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 armaments
DEF = the arms and other fighting material of an army, navy, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA armament
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 armaments
DEF = the weapons and armour for defence on a warship, aircraft, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA armament
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 armaments
DEF = an armed force or the total armed forces of a country
EX 1
LEMMA armament
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of arming a country in preparation for war
EX 1
LEMMA armature
POS n
FIELD1 e6
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 armatures
DEF = the part of an electricity-making machine (DYNAMO) that moves and in which the electricity is made
EX 1
LEMMA armature
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 armatures
DEF = the part of an electric motor in which the movement is produced
EX 1
LEMMA armature
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 armatures
DEF = a piece of soft iron on the end of a MAGNET (1) to keep it strong
EX 1
LEMMA armature
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 armatures
DEF = an iron bar in an instrument (such as an electric bell) moved by a MAGNET (1)
EX 1
LEMMA armature
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 sk
VAR 1 armatures
DEF = a frame that supports a figure of wax, clay, etc., while it is being made by the artist
EX 1
LEMMA armband
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 armbands
DEF = a band of material worn round the arm to show official position, power, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA armchair
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 armchairs
DEF = a chair with supports for the arms
EX 1
LEMMA armchair critic
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 armchairs
DEF = a person who judges the work of others and gives advice without experiencing the practical difficulties
EX 1
LEMMA armed forces
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 armeds
DEF = the military forces of a country, usu. the army, navy, and air force
EX 1
LEMMA armed services
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 armeds
DEF = the armed forces, esp. during times of peace
EX 1
LEMMA armful
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 armfuls
DEF = all that a person can hold in one or both arms
EX 1 She brought in an armful of fresh flowers from the garden. several armfuls flowers by the armful!
LEMMA armhole
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 armholes
DEF = a hole in a shirt, coat, etc., through which the arm is put
EX 1
LEMMA armistice
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 armistices
DEF = an agreement made during a war to stop fighting, usu. for a limited period of time
EX 1
LEMMA armlet
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 armlets
DEF = a band of material worn round the arm for ornament or to show official position; ARMBAND
EX 1
LEMMA armlet
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 armlets
DEF = something shaped like a little arm
EX 1 an armlet of the sea
LEMMA armour
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = strong protective metal covering on fighting vehicles, ships, and aircraft
EX 1
LEMMA armour
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 au
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the vehicles with such covering, as compared with soldiers on foot or unprotected vehicles
EX 1
LEMMA armour
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 hi
VAR 1 nil
DEF = strong protective metal or leather covering as worn in former times by noble fighting men and their horses
EX 1
LEMMA armour
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a protective covering of plants or animals of any type
EX 1
LEMMA armoured car
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 au
VAR 1 armoureds
DEF = a military vehicle protected with light armour and usu. with a powerful gun (such as a MACHINEGUN)
EX 1
LEMMA armourer
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 armourers
DEF = a person who makes and repairs weapons and armour
EX 1
LEMMA armourer
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 armourers
DEF = a person in charge of weapons and other instruments of war
EX 1
LEMMA armour plate
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = specially hardened metal used as a protective covering for vehicles of war
EX 1
LEMMA armoury
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ac
VAR 1 armouries
DEF = a place where weapons and other instruments of war are stored
EX 1
LEMMA armpit
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 armpits
DEF = the hollow place under the arm at the shoulder
EX 1
LEMMA arms
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 armses
DEF = weapons of war
EX 1
LEMMA arms
POS n
FIELD1 he
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 armses
DEF = COAT OF ARMS
EX 1
LEMMA arms race
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 armses
DEF = a struggle between unfriendly countries in which each tries to produce more and better weapons of war than the other
EX 1
LEMMA army
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 armies
DEF = the military forces of a country, esp. those trained to fight on land
EX 1
LEMMA army
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 armies
DEF = a large body of people armed and trained for war
EX 1
LEMMA army
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 armies
DEF = any large group, esp. one that is united for some purpose
EX 1 an army of workers/ants
LEMMA army corps
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 armies
DEF = one of the main parts into which an army is divided
EX 1
LEMMA army corps
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 armies
DEF = one of the main parts into which an army is divided
EX 1
LEMMA army list
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ua
VAR 1 armies
DEF = the official list of officers within the British army COMMISSIONs
EX 1
LEMMA aroma
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aromas
DEF = a strong usu. pleasant smell
EX 1 the aroma of hot coffee
LEMMA aroma
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aromas
DEF = an appearance, feeling, or sensation, considered typical of some quality
EX 1 There was an aroma of wealth in the room
LEMMA arpeggio
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 arpeggios
DEF = the notes of a musical CHORD played separately, usu. from the lowest to the highest, rather than all at once
EX 1
LEMMA arquebus
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 arquebuses
DEF = a kind of movable gun (used in former times) that had to be rested on a Y-shaped support when fired
EX 1
LEMMA arrack
POS n
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 x.
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a very strong alcoholic drink (SPIRIT@1 (12)) made in Eastern countries
EX 1
LEMMA arrangement
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of putting into or of being put into order
EX 1 The arrangement of the flowers only took a few minutes. the art of flower arrangement
LEMMA arrangement
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arrangements
DEF = something that has been put in order
EX 1 There were some beautiful arrangements at the flower show. a beautiful flower arrangement
LEMMA arrangement
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arrangements
DEF = something arranged, planned or agreed in a particular way
EX 1 I have an arrangement with my bank by which they let me use their money before I have been paid. We could make an arrangement to meet at 10 o'clock. Let's make arrangements for getting there on time
LEMMA arrangement
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arrangements
DEF = something arranged, planned or agreed in a particular way
EX 1 I have an arrangement with my bank by which they let me use their money before I have been paid. We could make an arrangement to meet at 10 o'clock. Let's make arrangements for getting there on time
LEMMA arrangement
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arrangements
DEF = something arranged, planned or agreed in a particular way
EX 1 I have an arrangement with my bank by which they let me use their money before I have been paid. We could make an arrangement to meet at 10 o'clock. Let's make arrangements for getting there on time
LEMMA arrangement
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arrangements
DEF = something arranged, planned or agreed in a particular way
EX 1 I have an arrangement with my bank by which they let me use their money before I have been paid. We could make an arrangement to meet at 10 o'clock. Let's make arrangements for getting there on time
LEMMA arrangement
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of making an agreement or settlement
EX 1
LEMMA arrangement
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the setting out of a piece of music in a certain way, as for different instruments
EX 1 the arrangement of an old song for the piano
LEMMA arrangement
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arrangements
DEF = the result of this
EX 1 It is an arrangement by the musician himself
LEMMA arras
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 hi
VAR 1 arrases
DEF = a large cloth with pictures woven into it and hung on a wall in former times; TAPESTRY
EX 1
LEMMA array
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arrays
DEF = a fine show or collection, as in a shop window
EX 1 a beautiful array of dress materials (fig.) an array of information to support his claim
LEMMA array
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arrays
DEF = an ordered force or army
EX 1 The crowd were met by an array of policemen
LEMMA array
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 arrays
DEF = clothes, esp. those that are splendid or for a special occasion
EX 1 She put on her finest array
LEMMA arrears
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arrearses
DEF = money that is owed from the past and should have been paid
EX 1
LEMMA arrears
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arrearses
DEF = work that is still waiting to be done
EX 1
LEMMA arrest
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 arrests
DEF = the act of ARRESTing@1 (1) or of being ARRESTed
EX 1 The arrest of the thief was quickly performed. The police made several arrests
LEMMA arrest
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of ARRESTing@1 (1) or of being ARRESTed
EX 1 The arrest of the thief was quickly performed. The police made several arrests
LEMMA arrest
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 arrests
DEF = rare or tech the act of stopping or the state of being stopped
EX 1 the arrest of the dangerous disease by means of the new drug
LEMMA arrester wires
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 mi
VAR 1 arresters
DEF = an arrangement of wires for reducing the speed of naval aircraft landing on a ship (AIRCRAFT CARRIER) when caught by the arrester hook on the aircraft
EX 1
LEMMA arrival
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arrivals
DEF = the act of arriving
EX 1 The arrival of the aircraft has been delayed. On (my) arrival home I was greeted by my parents
LEMMA arrival
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of arriving
EX 1 The arrival of the aircraft has been delayed. On (my) arrival home I was greeted by my parents
LEMMA arrival
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arrivals
DEF = a person who or thing that arrives or has arrived
EX 1 There were several new arrivals in the school. The new arrival was a large healthy baby boy
LEMMA arrogance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = pride and self-importance shown in a way that is rude and disrespectful to others
EX 1
LEMMA arrow
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 arrows
DEF = a thin straight stick with a point at one end and usu. feathers at the other. It is shot in fighting or sport from a long piece of bent wood (BOW@3 (1))
EX 1
LEMMA arrow
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 arrows
DEF = a sign like an arrow (->) used to show direction or the position of something
EX 1
LEMMA arrowhead
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 arrowheads
DEF = a pointed piece of stone or metal fixed to the front end of an arrow
EX 1
LEMMA arrowroot
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ah
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a kind of flour made from the root of a certain plant and used as a food for sick people and animals
EX 1
LEMMA arse
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 arses
DEF = (AmE ass)_ BOTTOM (5b)
EX 1
LEMMA arse
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arses
DEF = a stupid annoying person
EX 1
LEMMA arsenal
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 mi
VAR 1 arsenals
DEF = a government building where weapons and explosives are made or stored
EX 1
LEMMA arsenal
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 xx
VAR 1 arsenals
DEF = a store of weapons
EX 1 The police found an arsenal of knives and guns in the murderer's house
LEMMA arsenic
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a grey simple substance (ELEMENT (6))
EX 1
LEMMA arsenic
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a chemical form of this that is poisonous, used in medicine and for killing rats
EX 1
LEMMA arson
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the criminal act of setting fire to property in order to cause destruction
EX 1
LEMMA art
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the making or expression of what is beautiful or true, esp. in a manner that can be seen, as in a painting
EX 1
LEMMA art
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = things produced in this way (esp. in the phr. work of art)
EX 1 We studied the art of the early Japanese
LEMMA art
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = fine skill in such making or expression, or in the making or doing of anything
EX 1 The art of painting well is not easily learnt. He is good at the art of making friends
LEMMA art
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arts
DEF = a skilful method of doing something, esp. something difficult
EX 1 There is an art to making bread
LEMMA artefact
POS n
FIELD1 ar
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 artefacts
DEF = ARTIFACT
EX 1
LEMMA arteriosclerosis
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a diseased condition in which the walls of certain blood-vessels become hard and thick and so prevent the easy flow of blood; hardening of the arteries (ARTERY (1))
EX 1
LEMMA artery
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 arteries
DEF = a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body
EX 1
LEMMA artery
POS n
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 arteries
DEF = a main road, railway, river, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA artesian well
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 artesians
DEF = a well in which the water rises to the surface because of the force of the water coming down from the surrounding hills that are higher than the well
EX 1
LEMMA arthritis
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a disease causing pain and swelling in the joints of the body
EX 1
LEMMA artichoke
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 artichokes
DEF = a plant with a leafy kind of flower that may be eaten as a vegetable
EX 1
LEMMA artichoke
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a plant with a leafy kind of flower that may be eaten as a vegetable
EX 1
LEMMA artichoke
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 artichokes
DEF = also Jerusalem artichoke_a plant with a potato-like root that may be eaten as a vegetable
EX 1
LEMMA artichoke
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = also Jerusalem artichoke_a plant with a potato-like root that may be eaten as a vegetable
EX 1
LEMMA article
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 articles
DEF = a particular or separate thing or object, esp. one of a group
EX 1 I am wearing several articles of clothing
LEMMA article
POS n
FIELD1 rt
FIELD2 zj
VAR 1 articles
DEF = a complete piece of writing in a newspaper, magazine, etc.
EX 1 Have you read the article on new industries?
LEMMA article
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 articles
DEF = a complete or separate part in a written law agreement
EX 1
LEMMA article
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 articles
DEF = the words "a" or "an" (indefinite article) and "the" (definite article)
EX 1
LEMMA articles
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 articleses
DEF = also articles of ap.pren.tice.ship /'--- - -"---/_ a written agreement in law between someone learning a profession or job and the employer
EX 1
LEMMA articulateness
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state or quality of being ARTICULATE@1 (1,2) or speaking ARTICULATEly@1 (1,2)
EX 1
LEMMA articulation
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the production of speech sounds
EX 1 clear articulation
LEMMA articulation
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the expression of thoughts and feelings, esp. in words
EX 1 the articulation of one's real feelings
LEMMA articulation
POS n
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 eg
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of uniting with a joint
EX 1
LEMMA articulation
POS n
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 articulations
DEF = a joint, esp. in a plant
EX 1
LEMMA artifact
POS n
FIELD1 ar
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 artifacts
DEF = anything made by man, esp. something useful
EX 1
LEMMA artifice
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 artifices
DEF = a clever arrangement or thing
EX 1 The use of mirrors in a room is an artifice to make the room look larger
LEMMA artifice
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = clever skill; CUNNING
EX 1
LEMMA artifice
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 artifices
DEF = a skilful trick, esp. one intended to deceive
EX 1
LEMMA artifice
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = inventive skill in deceiving
EX 1
LEMMA artificer
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 artificers
DEF = lit a skilled workman
EX 1
LEMMA artificer
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 artificers
DEF = a naval officer of low rank who works in a ship's engine room
EX 1
LEMMA artificial inseminat
POS n
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 md
VAR 1 artificials
DEF = the putting of male seed into a female by hand or by means of an instrument, used esp. to improve the quality of cows and horses
EX 1
LEMMA artificial inseminat
POS n
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 md
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the putting of male seed into a female by hand or by means of an instrument, used esp. to improve the quality of cows and horses
EX 1
LEMMA artificial respirati
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 artificials
DEF = the attempt to make a person who is nearly dead (esp. through drowning) breathe again, as by pressing the chest and moving the arms
EX 1
LEMMA artificial respirati
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the attempt to make a person who is nearly dead (esp. through drowning) breathe again, as by pressing the chest and moving the arms
EX 1
LEMMA artillery
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 nil
DEF = large guns, esp. those that are connected to wheels or fixed in one place, as on a ship or in a fort
EX 1
LEMMA artillery
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the part of the army trained to use such weapons
EX 1
LEMMA artisan
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 artisans
DEF = a skilled workman, esp. in industry
EX 1
LEMMA artist
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 artists
DEF = a person who practises or works in one of the FINE ARTs, esp. painting
EX 1
LEMMA artist
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 artists
DEF = a person who shows inventive skill in his work
EX 1 He is no ordinary thief; he's an artist
LEMMA artist
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 artists
DEF = a performer in a show, such as an actor or singer
EX 1
LEMMA artiste
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 artistes
DEF = a professional singer, actor, dancer, etc.; ARTIST (3)
EX 1
LEMMA artistry
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = inventive imagination and ability; artistic skill
EX 1
LEMMA art nouveau
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a style of art and ornament common at the end of the 19th century in Europe and America, using flowing lines and leaves
EX 1
LEMMA arts
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 artses
DEF = those subjects or fields of study that are not considered to be part of science, esp. as taught at a university
EX 1 History is an arts subject
LEMMA arts and crafts
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 artses
DEF = the arts that are concerned with making objects by hand (such as weaving, binding books, making pots, etc.) in such a way that they are both useful and pleasing to look at
EX 1
LEMMA arum
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 arums
DEF = a tall white type of LILY
EX 1
LEMMA asbestos
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a soft grey material (like a mass of threads) that is dug out of the ground and made into clothes that protect against fire and solid sheets that prevent the spreading of heat
EX 1
LEMMA ascendancy
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = governing or controlling influence; power
EX 1 He slowly gained ascendancy over the group
LEMMA ascension
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of going, coming, or moving upward or to a higher position
EX 1
LEMMA ascension day
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ca
VAR 1 Ascensions
DEF = the Thursday 40 days after EASTER
EX 1
LEMMA ascent
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ascents
DEF = the act of going, moving, climbing, or travelling up; act of rising
EX 1 We made a successful ascent of the mountain. (fig.) the ascent of man from his original state to modern civilization
LEMMA ascent
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ascents
DEF = a way up; upward slope, path, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA ascetic
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 ascetics
DEF = a person who does not allow himself bodily pleasures, esp. for religious reasons
EX 1
LEMMA ascorbic acid
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 rx
VAR 1 nil
DEF = VITAMIN C
EX 1
LEMMA ascription
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of ascribing (ASCRIBE TO)
EX 1 The ascription of their failure to lack of money is not honest
LEMMA asepsis
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = absence of disease-causing bacteria
EX 1
LEMMA ash
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ua
VAR 1 ashes
DEF = a forest tree common in Britain that produces black BUDs (young unopened flowers)
EX 1
LEMMA ash
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the hard wood of this tree
EX 1
LEMMA ash
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the soft grey powder that remains after something has been burnt
EX 1 Clean the ash/ashes from the fireplace. The cigarette ash fell on her dress. The house burnt to ashes
LEMMA ashbin
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ashbins
DEF = DUSTBIN
EX 1
LEMMA ashcan
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ashcans
DEF = DUSTBIN
EX 1
LEMMA ashes
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 asheses
DEF = the remains of a dead body after burning (CREMATION)
EX 1 Her ashes were scattered over the sea
LEMMA ashtray
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ashtrays
DEF = a small dish for the ashes of cigarettes
EX 1
LEMMA ash wednesday
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ca
VAR 1 Ashes
DEF = the Wednesday which is the first day of LENT
EX 1
LEMMA asian
POS n
FIELD1 zz
FIELD2 x.
VAR 1 Asians
DEF = (a native) of Asia
EX 1
LEMMA asian
POS n
FIELD1 zz
FIELD2 x.
VAR 1 Asians
DEF = (a native) of Asia
EX 1
LEMMA aside
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 asides
DEF = words spoken by an actor to those watching the play, and not intended to be heard by the other characters
EX 1
LEMMA aside
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asides
DEF = a remark in a low voice not intended to be heard by everyone present
EX 1
LEMMA aside
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asides
DEF = a remark or story told during a speech but which has no part in the speech; DIGRESSION
EX 1
LEMMA asking price
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 askings
DEF = the price that a seller states he wants for his goods
EX 1
LEMMA asp
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 y1
VAR 1 asps
DEF = a small poisonous snake of North Africa
EX 1 Cleopatra was bitten by an asp
LEMMA asparagus
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 asparaguses
DEF = a plant whose young green stems are eaten as a vegetable
EX 1
LEMMA asparagus
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a plant whose young green stems are eaten as a vegetable
EX 1
LEMMA asparagus
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 asparaguses
DEF = a plant whose young green stems are eaten as a vegetable
EX 1
LEMMA aspect
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aspects
DEF = lit appearance, esp. an expression of the face
EX 1 We became afraid of the angry aspect of the man
LEMMA aspect
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aspects
DEF = a particular side of a many-sided state of affairs, idea, plan, etc.
EX 1 You have only considered one aspect of the difficulty, but there are many
LEMMA aspect
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aspects
DEF = the direction in which a window, room, front of a building, etc., faces
EX 1 The house has a south-facing aspect
LEMMA aspect
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 aspects
DEF = the position of the stars in regard to each other, seen by some as influencing the affairs of man
EX 1
LEMMA aspect
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 aspects
DEF = the form a verb takes to mark the difference in time, as between a continuing action (as in is singing) and a completed action (as in sang)
EX 1
LEMMA aspect
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the form a verb takes to mark the difference in time, as between a continuing action (as in is singing) and a completed action (as in sang)
EX 1
LEMMA aspen
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aspens
DEF = a tall tree whose leaves move in the slightest wind
EX 1
LEMMA asperity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = roughness of manner or temper
EX 1 He spoke with asperity about our bad work
LEMMA asperity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asperities
DEF = a bitter unkind word or remark
EX 1
LEMMA asperity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asperities
DEF = roughness, unpleasantness, bitterness, etc.
EX 1 We suffered the asperity of a northern winter. The asperities of life in prison nearly killed me
LEMMA asperity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = roughness, unpleasantness, bitterness, etc.
EX 1 We suffered the asperity of a northern winter. The asperities of life in prison nearly killed me
LEMMA asperity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = roughness of surface; uneven appearance
EX 1
LEMMA asperity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asperities
DEF = a rough spot or part
EX 1
LEMMA aspersion
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aspersions
DEF = an unkind or harmful remark (esp. in the phr. cast aspersions on/upon)
EX 1 The newspaper CAST aspersions on his ability to write good plays
LEMMA asphalt
POS n
FIELD1 e6
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a black sticky material that is firm when it hardens, used for the surface of roads
EX 1 an asphalt road (surface)
LEMMA asphodel
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 asphodels
DEF = a plant with white, yellow, or pink flowers
EX 1
LEMMA asphodel
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asphodels
DEF = a flower of this plant
EX 1
LEMMA asphyxia
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = asphyxiation (ASPHYXIATE)
EX 1
LEMMA aspic
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a clear brownish jelly made from meat bones
EX 1
LEMMA aspidistra
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aspidistras
DEF = a type of plant with broad green pointed leaves, often grown in houses
EX 1
LEMMA aspirant
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aspirants
DEF = a person who hopes for and tries to get something great or important
EX 1 There are many aspirants for/after the president's job
LEMMA aspirant
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aspirants
DEF = a person who hopes for and tries to get something great or important
EX 1 There are many aspirants for/after the president's job
LEMMA aspirate
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 aspirates
DEF = the sound of the letter H or the letter itself
EX 1
LEMMA aspiration
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aspirations
DEF = (a) strong desire to do something great or important
EX 1
LEMMA aspiration
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a) strong desire to do something great or important
EX 1
LEMMA aspiration
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aspirations
DEF = an object of such desire
EX 1
LEMMA aspiration
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the pronunciation of the letter H
EX 1
LEMMA aspiration
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = tech a slight burst of air that may follow a consonant sound
EX 1
LEMMA aspirin
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 rx
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a medicine that lessens pain and fever
EX 1
LEMMA aspirin
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 rx
VAR 1 aspirins
DEF = this medicine in the form of a TABLET (1)
EX 1
LEMMA ass
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 asses
DEF = any of a family of animals like horses but smaller and with longer ears, one of which animals is the donkey
EX 1
LEMMA ass
POS n
FIELD1 or
FIELD2 er
VAR 1 asses
DEF = infml a stupid foolish person
EX 1
LEMMA ass
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 asses
DEF = ARSE
EX 1
LEMMA assailant
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assailants
DEF = an attacker
EX 1
LEMMA assassin
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 assassins
DEF = a person who murders (a ruler or politician) for political reasons or reward
EX 1
LEMMA assault
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assaults
DEF = a sudden violent attack
EX 1 He led an assault against the castle. (fig.) Some music is an assault on the ears
LEMMA assault
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 assaults
DEF = law unlawful attack with blows against another person, or the threat of such an attack
EX 1
LEMMA assault
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = law unlawful attack with blows against another person, or the threat of such an attack
EX 1
LEMMA assault craft
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 au
VAR 1 assaults
DEF = a small fast boat used esp. to get an attacking army from a large ship to the shore
EX 1
LEMMA assay
POS n
FIELD1 mg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 assays
DEF = a test to discover the quality of or material in something, esp. something made of or containing metal
EX 1
LEMMA assegai
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ap
VAR 1 assegais
DEF = a long thin wooden spear with an iron point, used in southern Africa
EX 1
LEMMA assemblage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assemblages
DEF = a group of people or collection of articles, esp. one of high quality or on show
EX 1
LEMMA assemblage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of bringing, coming, or putting together
EX 1
LEMMA assembly
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 rl
VAR 1 assemblies
DEF = a group of people, esp. one gathered together for a special purpose such as worship
EX 1
LEMMA assembly
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a meeting together of people
EX 1 In some countries the right of assembly in public is not allowed for everybody
LEMMA assembly
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 mu
VAR 1 assemblies
DEF = a call made by drum, horn, etc., to gather soldiers together
EX 1
LEMMA assembly
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 mu
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a call made by drum, horn, etc., to gather soldiers together
EX 1
LEMMA assembly
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 assemblies
DEF = a law-making body, esp. the lower of 2 such bodies
EX 1
LEMMA assembly line
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 assemblies
DEF = an arrangement of workers and machines in which each person has a particular job and the work is passed, often on a moving band, directly from one worker to the next until the product is complete
EX 1
LEMMA assemblyman
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 assemblymans
DEF = a member of an ASSEMBLY (1) of law-makers
EX 1
LEMMA assembly room
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 en
VAR 1 assemblies
DEF = a room or set of rooms for public meetings, dances, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA assent
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assents
DEF = agreement
EX 1 Once we have his assent we can start
LEMMA assertion
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of ASSERTing
EX 1
LEMMA assertion
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of ASSERTing
EX 1
LEMMA assertion
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assertions
DEF = a forceful statement or claim
EX 1 He repeated his assertions that he was not guilty
LEMMA assertion
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assertions
DEF = a forceful statement or claim
EX 1 He repeated his assertions that he was not guilty
LEMMA assessment
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of ASSESSing
EX 1
LEMMA assessment
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 assessments
DEF = the value or amount at which something is calculated
EX 1
LEMMA assessment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assessments
DEF = a judgment or opinion
EX 1 What is your assessment of this state of affairs?
LEMMA assessor
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 assessors
DEF = a person whose job is to calculate the value of property or the amount of income or taxes
EX 1
LEMMA assessor
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 assessors
DEF = a person who advises a judge or official committee on matters that demand special knowledge
EX 1
LEMMA asset
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 assets
DEF = something such as a house or furniture, that has value and that may be sold to pay a debt
EX 1
LEMMA asset
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assets
DEF = a valuable quality or skill
EX 1 Beauty was her only asset
LEMMA assiduity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = careful continual attention
EX 1
LEMMA assiduity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assiduities
DEF = an example of this
EX 1
LEMMA assignation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assignations
DEF = a meeting, esp. a secret meeting with a lover
EX 1
LEMMA assignment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assignments
DEF = a position, office, or job which one is given or to which one is being sent
EX 1 I shall soon be leaving for an assignment in India. The policeman's assignment was to discover the murderer
LEMMA assignment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of ASSIGNing
EX 1
LEMMA assimilation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of assimilating or of being assimilated (ASSIMILATE)
EX 1
LEMMA assimilation
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the changing of a speech sound because of the influence of another speech sound next to it
EX 1
LEMMA assistance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = help; support
EX 1 Can I be of any assistance? She came to my assistance
LEMMA assistant
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assistants
DEF = a person who helps another, as in a job, and is under that person's direction
EX 1 If I am to finish this work soon I must employ an assistant. He is an assistant cook
LEMMA assize
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the trial of a person by a judge and a group of people (JURY (1))
EX 1
LEMMA assize
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 assizes
DEF = of or for ASSIZES
EX 1
LEMMA assizes
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ua
VAR 1 assizeses
DEF = (in Britain until 1971) a meeting or meetings of a special court held by an important judge travelling from one country town to another
EX 1
LEMMA assizes
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ua
VAR 1 assizeses
DEF = (in Britain until 1971) a meeting or meetings of a special court held by an important judge travelling from one country town to another
EX 1
LEMMA associate
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 associates
DEF = a person connected with another, esp. in work
EX 1 He is not a friend but a business associate. The thief and his associates were caught by the police. John and Paul are associates (in business)
LEMMA associate
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 associates
DEF = a person who is a member of a society but with only limited rights
EX 1
LEMMA association
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 associations
DEF = a society of people joined together for a particular purpose
EX 1 Let's form an association to help blind people
LEMMA association
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 associations
DEF = a society of people joined together for a particular purpose
EX 1 Let's form an association to help blind people
LEMMA association
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of joining or the state of being joined with somebody or something
EX 1 My association with that firm did not last long. I am working in association with another person
LEMMA association
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of connecting things, esp. in the mind
EX 1
LEMMA association football
POS n
FIELD1 fb
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 nil
DEF = SOCCER
EX 1
LEMMA assonance
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the sounding alike of words, esp. the vowels of words (as in born and warm)
EX 1
LEMMA assortment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assortments
DEF = a group or quantity of mixed things or of various examples of the same type of thing; mixture
EX 1 This tin contains an assortment of sweets
LEMMA assumption
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assumptions
DEF = something that is taken as a fact or as true without proof
EX 1 Our assumption that we would win was wrong
LEMMA assumption
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assumptions
DEF = something that is taken as a fact or as true without proof
EX 1 Our assumption that we would win was wrong
LEMMA assumption
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 assumptions
DEF = the act of beginning to use or perform or of pretending to have or be
EX 1 His assumption of power was not liked by many
LEMMA assumption
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of beginning to use or perform or of pretending to have or be
EX 1 His assumption of power was not liked by many
LEMMA assurance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = also self-assurance_ strong belief in one's own ability and powers
EX 1 The teacher lacked assurance in front of his class
LEMMA assurance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assurances
DEF = a trustworthy statement; promise
EX 1 He gave me his assurance that he would come. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come
LEMMA assurance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assurances
DEF = a trustworthy statement; promise
EX 1 He gave me his assurance that he would come. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come
LEMMA assurance
POS n
FIELD1 in
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = BrE insurance
EX 1 life assurance
LEMMA assured
POS n
FIELD1 in
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 assureds
DEF = a person whose life has been INSUREd
EX 1 On the death of the assured his family will receive a large sum of money. Money was paid for the lives of all (of) the assured
LEMMA aster
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 asters
DEF = a garden flower with a bright yellow centre
EX 1
LEMMA asterisk
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 asterisks
DEF = a starlike mark (*) used to call attention to a note at the bottom of a page a starlike mark (*) used to mark that certain letters are missing from a word a starlike mark (*) used to show that a word, phrase, sound, etc., is wrong or may never have existed (as in the example "In English we say 3 boys, not *3 boy")
EX 1
LEMMA asteroid
POS n
FIELD1 as
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 asteroids
DEF = one of many small heavenly bodies (PLANETs) between MARS and JUPITER
EX 1
LEMMA asthma
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a diseased condition which makes breathing very difficult at times
EX 1
LEMMA astigmatism
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the inability of the eye to see properly or clearly because of its shape
EX 1
LEMMA astonishment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = great surprise or wonder
EX 1 To my astonishment he was there before us
LEMMA astrakhan
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = lamb's skin with the wool fixed in tight little curls
EX 1 astrakhan coats
LEMMA astringent
POS n
FIELD1 rx
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 astringents
DEF = a substance or medicine that tightens up the skin or the blood vessels and so stops bleeding
EX 1
LEMMA astringent
POS n
FIELD1 rx
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a substance or medicine that tightens up the skin or the blood vessels and so stops bleeding
EX 1
LEMMA astrolabe
POS n
FIELD1 as
FIELD2 hi
VAR 1 astrolabes
DEF = an instrument used formerly for finding the positions of stars
EX 1
LEMMA astrologer
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 astrologers
DEF = a person who practises ASTROLOGY
EX 1
LEMMA astrology
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the art of understanding the supposed influence on events, character, and fate of the groups and positions of the sun, moon, stars, and PLANETs, and of telling the future from them
EX 1
LEMMA astronaut
POS n
FIELD1 ao
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 astronauts
DEF = a person who travels through space in a space vehicle
EX 1
LEMMA astronautics
POS n
FIELD1 ao
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the science of the making and operation of space vehicles
EX 1
LEMMA astronomer
POS n
FIELD1 as
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 astronomers
DEF = a person who studies the stars scientifically
EX 1
LEMMA astronomy
POS n
FIELD1 as
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the scientific study of the sun, moon, stars, and other heavenly bodies
EX 1
LEMMA astrophysics
POS n
FIELD1 as
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the scientific study of the chemical nature of the stars and the natural forces that influence them
EX 1
LEMMA asylum
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asylums
DEF = a place where a person can be safe or looked after
EX 1
LEMMA asylum
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asylums
DEF = the protection and shelter given by such a place, esp. as given by one country to people who have left another for political reasons
EX 1
LEMMA asylum
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zy
VAR 1 asylums
DEF = becoming rare MENTAL HOSPITAL
EX 1
LEMMA atavism
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the appearance in a person, animal, or plant of something that did not belong to its parents but to some earlier person, animal, or plant
EX 1
LEMMA atavism
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 atavisms
DEF = something that seems typical of a much earlier stage of development rather than the latest stage
EX 1
LEMMA atelier
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ateliers
DEF = a place where the skills of the hand are practised, such as painting, making pots or figures, etc.; STUDIO (1)
EX 1
LEMMA atheism
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 nil
DEF = disbelief in the existence of God
EX 1
LEMMA atheist
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 atheists
DEF = a person who disbelieves in the existence of God
EX 1
LEMMA athlete
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 6a
VAR 1 athletes
DEF = a person who is skilled in bodily exercises and who competes in games that need strength and speed, such as running and jumping
EX 1
LEMMA athlete's foot
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a disease in which the skin cracks between the toes
EX 1
LEMMA athletics
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 6a
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the practice of bodily exercises and of sports demanding strength and speed, such as running and jumping
EX 1
LEMMA at home
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ats
DEF = a party, esp. one that is small and informal, given at one's home
EX 1 I'm giving a small at home this evening: shall you come?
LEMMA atlas
POS n
FIELD1 60
FIELD2 z0
VAR 1 atlases
DEF = a book of maps
EX 1
LEMMA atmosphere
POS n
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 atmospheres
DEF = the mixture of gases that surrounds any heavenly body, esp. the earth
EX 1
LEMMA atmosphere
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 atmospheres
DEF = the air, as in the sky or in an enclosed space
EX 1
LEMMA atmosphere
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 atmospheres
DEF = the feeling among a group or produced by the surroundings
EX 1
LEMMA atmospheric pressure
POS n
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 atmospherics
DEF = PRESSURE (4)
EX 1
LEMMA atmospheric pressure
POS n
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = PRESSURE (4)
EX 1
LEMMA atmospherics
POS n
FIELD1 ra
FIELD2 e6
VAR 1 atmosphericses
DEF = a continuous light cracking noise in a radio caused by electrical forces in the ATMOSPHERE (1)
EX 1
LEMMA atoll
POS n
FIELD1 6o
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 atolls
DEF = a ring-shaped island (made of CORAL) partly or completely enclosing an area of sea water (LAGOON)
EX 1
LEMMA atom
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 atoms
DEF = the smallest piece of a simple substance (ELEMENT (6)) that still has the same qualities and can combine with other substances (to form MOLECULEs)
EX 1
LEMMA atom
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 atoms
DEF = infml nonassertive a very small bit
EX 1 There's not an atom of truth in that statement
LEMMA atom bomb
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 mi
VAR 1 atoms
DEF = a bomb whose very powerful explosion is caused by splitting an atom and setting free its force
EX 1
LEMMA atomic energy
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = also nuclear energy_ the powerful force that is given out when the middle part (NUCLEUS) of an atom is changed, as by being split or by being joined to another atom. It is used to make electricity, to drive large ships, in ATOM BOMBs, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA atomic number
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 atomics
DEF = the number of very small electrically charged pieces of matter (PROTONs) in the middle part (NUCLEUS) of an atom of a particular simple substance (ELEMENT (6))
EX 1
LEMMA atomic pile
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 atomics
DEF = NUCLEAR REACTOR
EX 1
LEMMA atomic weight
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 atomics
DEF = the weight of an atom of a single substance (ELEMENT) expressed as a comparison with the atomic weight of CARBON which is taken as 12
EX 1
LEMMA atonality
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (in music) the quality of being ATONAL
EX 1
LEMMA atonality
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = an ATONAL way of writing music
EX 1 Schoenberg used atonality in the music of his middle period
LEMMA atrocity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = great evil, esp. cruelty
EX 1
LEMMA atrocity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 atrocities
DEF = a very evil, esp. cruel, act
EX 1
LEMMA atrocity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 atrocities
DEF = infml something that is very displeasing or ugly
EX 1
LEMMA atrophy
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 atrophies
DEF = the decrease in size or wasting away of part of the body, esp. through lack of blood or lack of use
EX 1
LEMMA atrophy
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the decrease in size or wasting away of part of the body, esp. through lack of blood or lack of use
EX 1
LEMMA atrophy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 atrophies
DEF = the weakening or coming to an end of some condition or course of development
EX 1
LEMMA atrophy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the weakening or coming to an end of some condition or course of development
EX 1
LEMMA attache
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 attaches
DEF = a person who is employed to help the representative (AMBASSADOR) of one country in another country
EX 1
LEMMA attache case
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attaches
DEF = a thin hard case with a handle, for carrying papers
EX 1
LEMMA attachment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of attaching or of being attached (ATTACH (1); ATTACH TO (1))
EX 1
LEMMA attachment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attachments
DEF = something that is fixed to something else
EX 1
LEMMA attachment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attachments
DEF = something that fixes or fastens
EX 1
LEMMA attachment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attachments
DEF = fondness or friendship
EX 1
LEMMA attachment
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 attachments
DEF = law the seizure of a person or his goods in order to clear a debt
EX 1
LEMMA attachment
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = law the seizure of a person or his goods in order to clear a debt
EX 1
LEMMA attack
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 attacks
DEF = (an act of) violence intended to harm
EX 1 The city came under attack during the night. There have been many attacks against farmers recently
LEMMA attack
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (an act of) violence intended to harm
EX 1 The city came under attack during the night. There have been many attacks against farmers recently
LEMMA attack
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 attacks
DEF = writing or words intended to hurt or damage
EX 1
LEMMA attack
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 attacks
DEF = the act or manner of beginning something; start
EX 1 At the piano, his attack was full of life
LEMMA attack
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act or manner of beginning something; start
EX 1 At the piano, his attack was full of life
LEMMA attack
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 attacks
DEF = a sudden or unexpected period of suffering an illness, usu. a more serious one and esp. one which tends to return
EX 1 an attack of MALARIA a HEART ATTACK
LEMMA attainder
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = law the seizure of a person's property and the ending of his rights, as on being found guilty of certain crimes
EX 1
LEMMA attainment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of ATTAINing
EX 1
LEMMA attainment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attainments
DEF = something successfully reached or learnt, esp. a skill
EX 1 The ability to speak several languages was among his attainments
LEMMA attar
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a pleasant-smelling oil obtained from flowers, esp. roses
EX 1
LEMMA attempt
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attempts
DEF = an effort made to do something
EX 1 We failed in our attempt (to climb the mountain)
LEMMA attempt
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attempts
DEF = an effort made to do something
EX 1 We failed in our attempt (to climb the mountain)
LEMMA attendance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of attending (esp. in the phr. in attendance (on) )
EX 1 There is a doctor in attendance. He is in attendance on the sick man
LEMMA attendance
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ed
VAR 1 attendances
DEF = the act of being present, esp. regularly
EX 1 Attendance at school is encouraged by law. He missed 3 attendances this year
LEMMA attendance
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ed
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of being present, esp. regularly
EX 1 Attendance at school is encouraged by law. He missed 3 attendances this year
LEMMA attendance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attendances
DEF = the number of people present
EX 1 There was a large attendance at the meeting. an attendance of 5,000
LEMMA attendant
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attendants
DEF = a person who goes with and serves or looks after another
EX 1
LEMMA attendant
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 attendants
DEF = a person employed to look after and help visitors to a public place
EX 1 a MUSEUM attendant
LEMMA attendant
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 attendants
DEF = a person employed to look after and help visitors to a public place
EX 1 a MUSEUM attendant
LEMMA attendant circumstan
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attendants
DEF = conditions surrounding or going with an act or event
EX 1
LEMMA attention
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of fixing the mind on, esp. by watching or listening; full thought and consideration (often in the phr. pay attention (to))
EX 1 You must pay attention to the teacher. Do not let your attention wander. Pay more attention in future!
LEMMA attention
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = particular care, notice, or action
EX 1 Old cars need a lot of attention to keep them working. This letter is for the attention of the employer
LEMMA attention
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attentions
DEF = becoming rare a kind, polite, or formal act, esp. one showing respect or love
EX 1
LEMMA attention
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a military position in which a person stands straight and still
EX 1 The officer ordered the men to stand at attention during the whole ceremony
LEMMA attestation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of ATTESTing
EX 1
LEMMA attestation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attestations
DEF = a statement which the maker solemnly declares to be true
EX 1
LEMMA attic
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 attics
DEF = that part of a building, esp. a house, just below the roof
EX 1
LEMMA attic
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 attics
DEF = this part made into a room
EX 1
LEMMA attire
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = dress; clothes
EX 1 in formal attire
LEMMA attitude
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attitudes
DEF = the position or manner of standing of the body
EX 1
LEMMA attitude
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attitudes
DEF = a manner of feeling and behaving
EX 1 I dislike her unfriendly attitude
LEMMA attitude
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attitudes
DEF = judgment; opinion
EX 1 What is your attitude to this idea?
LEMMA attorney
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 attorneys
DEF = esp. AmE LAWYER
EX 1
LEMMA attorney general
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 attorneys
DEF = (usu. caps.) the chief law officer of a state or nation
EX 1
LEMMA attraction
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of attracting
EX 1 The attraction of the city's bright lights is hard to avoid. Work has little attraction for me
LEMMA attraction
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attractions
DEF = something which attracts
EX 1 Her greatest attraction for me is her voice. The city's bright lights, theatres, films, etc., are attractions that are hard to avoid
LEMMA attribute
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attributes
DEF = a quality belonging to or forming part of the nature of a person or thing
EX 1 Darkness is an attribute of night
LEMMA attribute
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attributes
DEF = something regarded as a sign (or SYMBOL) of a person or position
EX 1 The sword is an attribute of the fighter
LEMMA attribution
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of attributing to (ATTRIBUTE TO)
EX 1 The attribution of the play to that famous poet was shown to be wrong
LEMMA attribution
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attributions
DEF = a quality, typical thing, etc., that is regarded as part of the person or thing
EX 1
LEMMA attributive
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 attributives
DEF = an adjective, noun, or phrase that is ATTRIBUTIVE
EX 1
LEMMA attrition
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = wearing away caused by rubbing
EX 1
LEMMA attrition
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = tiring and weakening in addition to fighting (esp. in the phr. war of attrition)
EX 1
LEMMA aubergine
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 pm
VAR 1 aubergines
DEF = EGGPLANT
EX 1
LEMMA aubergine
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 pm
VAR 1 nil
DEF = EGGPLANT
EX 1
LEMMA aubrietia
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aubrietias
DEF = a type of low-growing plant with many small reddish-blue flowers
EX 1
LEMMA auburn
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 auburns
DEF = (esp. of hair) reddish-brown
EX 1
LEMMA auburn
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (esp. of hair) reddish-brown
EX 1
LEMMA auction
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 auctions
DEF = public sale of goods to the person who offers the most money
EX 1 a furniture auction I shall sell my house by auction
LEMMA auction
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 auctions
DEF = (in some card games) the time when players compete to fix the CONTRACT@1 (3)
EX 1
LEMMA auction bridge
POS n
FIELD1 cd
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = BRIDGE@3
EX 1
LEMMA auctioneer
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 auctioneers
DEF = a person who is in charge of an AUCTION@1 (1) and who calls out the prices as they are reached
EX 1
LEMMA audacity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = daring; boldness; bravery
EX 1
LEMMA audacity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = daring rudeness or CHEEK@1 (3)
EX 1
LEMMA audacity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 audacities
DEF = an act of daring or of showing no respect
EX 1
LEMMA audience
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 audiences
DEF = the people listening to or watching a performance, speech, television show, etc.
EX 1 The audience was/were very excited by the show. an audience of 20,000
LEMMA audience
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 audiences
DEF = a formal meeting between somebody powerful and somebody less important
EX 1 The queen allowed him an audience of 20 minutes
LEMMA audience
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = law freedom to be heard, as in a court
EX 1
LEMMA audio frequency
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 audios
DEF = any of the various speeds of sound wave that can be heard by the human ear
EX 1
LEMMA audiometer
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 audiometers
DEF = an instrument used to measure ability to hear
EX 1
LEMMA audit
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 audits
DEF = an official examination of the accounts of a business, society, etc., usu. done once each year
EX 1
LEMMA audition
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 th
VAR 1 auditions
DEF = a test performance requested of a singer, actor, etc., by the people from whom he hopes to get employment
EX 1
LEMMA audition
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = tech the act or power of hearing
EX 1
LEMMA auditor
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 auditors
DEF = a person whose work is to examine accounts, as of businesses
EX 1
LEMMA auditor
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 auditors
DEF = rare a person who listens; hearer
EX 1
LEMMA auditorium
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 auditoriums
DEF = the space in a theatre, hall, etc., where people sit when listening to or watching a performance
EX 1
LEMMA auger
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 augers
DEF = an instrument for making large holes in wood or in the ground
EX 1
LEMMA augmentation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of increasing or of being increased in size or amount
EX 1
LEMMA augmentation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 augmentations
DEF = that which is added to something; increase
EX 1
LEMMA augur
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 hi
VAR 1 augurs
DEF = (in ancient Rome) a religious official who could tell what would happen in the future
EX 1
LEMMA augury
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 auguries
DEF = a declaration telling what the future will be
EX 1
LEMMA augury
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 auguries
DEF = a sign of coming events
EX 1
LEMMA augury
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 hi
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the art of telling the future, esp. as practised by the ancient Romans
EX 1
LEMMA august
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Augusts
DEF = the 8th month of the year
EX 1
LEMMA august
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Augusts
DEF = the 8th month of the year
EX 1
LEMMA auk
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 1.
VAR 1 auks
DEF = a seabird with short wings, native to the northern parts of the world, which catches fish under water
EX 1
LEMMA auld lang syne
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (used esp. when singing or drinking) (the name of a song in praise of) the good old times
EX 1
LEMMA aunt
POS n
FIELD1 ki
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aunts
DEF = the sister of one's father or mother, the wife of one's uncle, or a woman whose brother or sister has a child
EX 1
LEMMA aunt
POS n
FIELD1 ki
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aunts
DEF = the sister of one's father or mother, the wife of one's uncle, or a woman whose brother or sister has a child
EX 1
LEMMA aunt
POS n
FIELD1 ki
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aunts
DEF = the sister of one's father or mother, the wife of one's uncle, or a woman whose brother or sister has a child
EX 1
LEMMA aunt
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aunts
DEF = a woman who is a friend or neighbour of a small child or its parents
EX 1 She is aunt to all the children in the street
LEMMA aunt
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aunts
DEF = a woman who is a friend or neighbour of a small child or its parents
EX 1 She is aunt to all the children in the street
LEMMA aunt
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aunts
DEF = a woman who is a friend or neighbour of a small child or its parents
EX 1 She is aunt to all the children in the street
LEMMA aunt sally
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Aunts
DEF = a wooden figure of a woman at which people throw objects for fun
EX 1
LEMMA aunt sally
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 Aunts
DEF = a person, group, or thing that is the object of complaints, funny remarks, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA au pair
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aus
DEF = a young foreigner, esp. a girl (an au pair girl), who lives with a family in return for doing light work in the house
EX 1
LEMMA aura
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 auras
DEF = an effect or feeling that seems to surround and come from a person or place
EX 1 There was an aura of decay in the empty village
LEMMA aura
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 auras
DEF = a faintly shining shadow that some people claim to see surrounding the human body
EX 1
LEMMA aureole
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 rl
VAR 1 aureoles
DEF = HALO
EX 1
LEMMA auricle
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 auricles
DEF = the part of the ear that is on the outside of the head
EX 1
LEMMA auricle
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 auricles
DEF = either of the 2 spaces in the top of the heart that receive blood from the main blood vessels (VEINs) of the body and push it through into the VENTRICLEs (1)
EX 1
LEMMA aurora
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 auroras
DEF = bands or arches of coloured light in the night sky seen either in the most northern parts of the world (aurora borealis or northern lights) or in the most southern parts (aurora australis or southern lights)
EX 1
LEMMA auscultation
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the action of listening to the sounds coming from the organs inside the body as a method of discovering their health
EX 1
LEMMA auscultation
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 auscultations
DEF = an act of this type
EX 1
LEMMA auspices
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 auspiceses
DEF = help, support, and favour (esp. in the phr. under the auspices of)
EX 1 This concert has been arranged under the auspices of the Queen
LEMMA aussie
POS n
FIELD1 zz
FIELD2 yt
VAR 1 Aussies
DEF = an Australian
EX 1
LEMMA austerity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the quality of being AUSTERE
EX 1
LEMMA austerity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 austerities
DEF = an AUSTERE act, practice, or manner
EX 1 We practised various austerities to make our money last longer
LEMMA austerity
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a way of life that does not cost much, esp. one forced on a country in time of war
EX 1 period of austerity
LEMMA australasian
POS n
FIELD1 zz
FIELD2 yt
VAR 1 Australasians
DEF = (a person, language, or thing) of Australia, New Zealand or the surrounding islands
EX 1
LEMMA australasian
POS n
FIELD1 zz
FIELD2 yt
VAR 1 Australasians
DEF = (a person, language, or thing) of Australia, New Zealand or the surrounding islands
EX 1
LEMMA australian
POS n
FIELD1 zz
FIELD2 yt
VAR 1 Australians
DEF = (a person, language, or thing) of Australia
EX 1
LEMMA australian
POS n
FIELD1 zz
FIELD2 yt
VAR 1 Australians
DEF = (a person, language, or thing) of Australia
EX 1
LEMMA australian rules foo
POS n
FIELD1 fb
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 nil
DEF = an Australian game rather like RUGBY, which is played between 2 teams of 18 players
EX 1
LEMMA autarchy
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = government of a country by one person
EX 1
LEMMA autarchy
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 autarchies
DEF = a country so governed
EX 1
LEMMA autarky
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the production by a nation of everything that it needs
EX 1
LEMMA autarky
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 autarkies
DEF = a nation that exists on this system
EX 1
LEMMA authenticity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the quality of being true or of being made, painted, written, etc., by the person claimed
EX 1 The painting's authenticity is not in doubt: it is a real Rembrandt
LEMMA authenticity
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = infml the quality of being sincere
EX 1
LEMMA author
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 authors
DEF = the writer of a book, newspaper article, play, poem, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA author
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 authors
DEF = the person who begins or thinks of anything, esp. an idea or plan
EX 1
LEMMA authoress
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 authoresses
DEF = a female AUTHOR
EX 1
LEMMA authoritarian
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 authoritarians
DEF = a person who believes that rules and laws of those in AUTHORITY (1), esp. over a country, should always be obeyed whether or not they are right
EX 1
LEMMA authoritarian
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 authoritarians
DEF = a person who is continually giving orders to others
EX 1
LEMMA authority
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the ability, power, or right, to control and command
EX 1 Who is in authority here? A teacher must show his authority
LEMMA authority
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 authorities
DEF = a person or group with this power or right, esp. in public affairs
EX 1 The government is the highest authority in the country. The authorities at the town hall are slow to deal with complaints
LEMMA authority
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = power to influence
EX 1 I have some authority with the young boy
LEMMA authority
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = right or official power, esp. for some stated purpose
EX 1 What authority have you for entering this house?
LEMMA authority
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 authorities
DEF = a paper giving this right
EX 1 Here is my authority
LEMMA authority
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 authorities
DEF = a person, book, etc., whose knowledge or information is dependable, good, and respected
EX 1 He is an authority on plant diseases
LEMMA authority
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 authorities
DEF = a person, book, etc., mentioned as the place where one found certain information
EX 1
LEMMA authorization
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = right or official power to do something
EX 1 I have the owner's authorization to use his house
LEMMA authorization
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 authorizations
DEF = a paper giving this right
EX 1
LEMMA authorized version
POS n
FIELD1 bl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Authorizeds
DEF = the translation of the English Bible made in England in 1611, when James the First was king
EX 1
LEMMA authorship
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the personal origin (=IDENTITY (1) of the AUTHOR) of a book, play, poem, etc.
EX 1 The book's authorship is not known, but it was written in the 16th century
LEMMA authorship
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the profession of writing, esp. of writing books for money
EX 1
LEMMA autism
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zy
VAR 1 nil
DEF = an illness of the mind, esp. in children, in which the imagination becomes too important and good personal relationships cannot be formed
EX 1
LEMMA auto
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 autos
DEF = a car
EX 1
LEMMA auto
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a car
EX 1
LEMMA autobahn
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 autobahns
DEF = a German (or Austrian) MOTORWAY
EX 1
LEMMA autobiography
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 autobiographies
DEF = a book written by oneself about one's own life
EX 1
LEMMA autobiography
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = such books or the writing of such books
EX 1
LEMMA auto-changer
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 auto-changers
DEF = an apparatus on a record player that causes one record after another to be played without the need to change the records by hand
EX 1
LEMMA autocracy
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = rule by one person with unlimited power
EX 1
LEMMA autocracy
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 autocracies
DEF = a country, group, etc., ruled in this way
EX 1
LEMMA autocrat
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 autocrats
DEF = a ruler with unlimited power
EX 1
LEMMA autocrat
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 autocrats
DEF = a person who orders things to be done without considering the wishes of others
EX 1
LEMMA autoeroticism
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the causing and satisfying of sexual excitement in and by oneself; MASTURBATION
EX 1
LEMMA autograph
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 autographs
DEF = a person's own writing done by hand, esp. his name (SIGNATURE) written in this way
EX 1 May I have your autograph, sir?
LEMMA autograph book
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 autographs
DEF = a book of empty pages on which friends and famous people can write their names
EX 1
LEMMA automat
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 qu
VAR 1 automats
DEF = any one of a group of American restaurants where food can be obtained from machines into which coins are dropped
EX 1 Let's eat in the automat today
LEMMA automatic
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 automatics
DEF = something, such as certain weapons (automatic pistol, automatic rifle, etc.) or cars in which some actions are done AUTOMATICally@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA automatic pilot
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 automatics
DEF = an instrument that guides aircraft, space vehicles, ships, etc., without needing operation by men
EX 1
LEMMA automation
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act or practice of using machines that need little or no human control, esp. in place of workers
EX 1
LEMMA automatism
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 automatisms
DEF = action done without conscious control, such as walking in one's sleep
EX 1
LEMMA automatism
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = action done without conscious control, such as walking in one's sleep
EX 1
LEMMA automatism
POS n
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the idea that man's actions are the result of influences in the outside world only and not of consciousness
EX 1
LEMMA automaton
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 automatons
DEF = a thing or machine that moves or works by itself, esp. a manlike figure (ROBOT) that moves and acts as if alive
EX 1
LEMMA automaton
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 automatons
DEF = a person who acts without thought or feeling, as if he were a machine
EX 1
LEMMA automobile
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 automobiles
DEF = car
EX 1
LEMMA automobile associati
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 Automobiles
DEF = a British club for motorists, providing various advantages such as help with repairs on the road
EX 1
LEMMA autonomy
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the condition of self-government, esp. of a state or group within a country
EX 1
LEMMA autopsy
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 autopsies
DEF = an examination of a dead body, esp. by cutting it open, to discover the cause of death; POSTMORTEM (1)
EX 1
LEMMA autostrada
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ui
VAR 1 autostradas
DEF = an Italian MOTORWAY
EX 1
LEMMA autosuggestion
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = suggestion or influence directed towards himself coming from within a person rather than from another or from the outside world
EX 1 Can I really train myself out of my bad habits by autosuggestion?
LEMMA autumn
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 autumns
DEF = the season between summer and winter when leaves turn gold and fruits become ripe
EX 1 (fig.) He has reached the autumn of his life
LEMMA autumn
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 autumns
DEF = the season between summer and winter when leaves turn gold and fruits become ripe
EX 1 (fig.) He has reached the autumn of his life
LEMMA autumn
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the season between summer and winter when leaves turn gold and fruits become ripe
EX 1 (fig.) He has reached the autumn of his life
LEMMA auxiliary
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 auxiliaries
DEF = a person (or thing) that offers or gives help
EX 1 The doctor is hoping to find 2 auxiliaries to work under him
LEMMA auxiliary
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 auxiliaries
DEF = a foreign soldier or army in the service of a country at war
EX 1
LEMMA auxiliary
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 auxiliaries
DEF = AUXILIARY VERB
EX 1
LEMMA auxiliary verb
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 auxiliaries
DEF = a verb that goes with another verb to show person, tense, VOICE@1 (8), ASPECT (5), etc. (such as am, didn't, and have in "I am running", "I didn't climb", "they have heard")
EX 1
LEMMA avail
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = good result; profit; advantage; use (esp. in the phrs. of no/little avail, without avail, to no avail)
EX 1 We tried and tried, but it was all to no avail: we failed
LEMMA avalanche
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ml
VAR 1 avalanches
DEF = a large mass of snow and ice crashing down the side of a mountain
EX 1
LEMMA avalanche
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 avalanches
DEF = a large quantity that has arrived suddenly
EX 1 an avalanche of letters
LEMMA avant-garde
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 avant-gardes
DEF = the people who produce the newest ideas, esp. in the arts
EX 1
LEMMA avarice
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = too great eagerness and desire to get or keep wealth; GREED
EX 1
LEMMA avatar
POS n
FIELD1 rn
FIELD2 xh
VAR 1 avatars
DEF = the appearance of a Hindu god in human or animal form
EX 1 an avatar of the god Vishnu
LEMMA avenue
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 avenues
DEF = a road or way between 2 rows of trees, esp. one that leads to a house
EX 1
LEMMA avenue
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 avenues
DEF = a wide street in a town
EX 1
LEMMA avenue
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 avenues
DEF = the means of getting something; way to a result (often in the phr. explore every avenue)
EX 1
LEMMA average
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 averages
DEF = the amount found by adding together several quantities and then dividing by the number of quantities
EX 1 The average of 3, 8, and 10 is 7
LEMMA average
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 averages
DEF = a level or standard regarded as usual or ordinary
EX 1 He is above average in his lessons. On average we receive 5 letters each day
LEMMA average
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a level or standard regarded as usual or ordinary
EX 1 He is above average in his lessons. On average we receive 5 letters each day
LEMMA average
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a level or standard regarded as usual or ordinary
EX 1 He is above average in his lessons. On average we receive 5 letters each day
LEMMA average
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a level or standard regarded as usual or ordinary
EX 1 He is above average in his lessons. On average we receive 5 letters each day
LEMMA aversion
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aversions
DEF = strong dislike; hatred (often in the phr. take an aversion to)
EX 1 My aversion to cruelty is very strong
LEMMA aversion
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = strong dislike; hatred (often in the phr. take an aversion to)
EX 1 My aversion to cruelty is very strong
LEMMA aversion
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aversions
DEF = a person or thing disliked (esp. in the phr. someone's pet aversion(s) )
EX 1
LEMMA aviary
POS n
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 zo
VAR 1 aviaries
DEF = a large cage or enclosure for keeping birds in
EX 1
LEMMA aviation
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act, art, or science of the operation or flight of aircraft
EX 1
LEMMA aviation
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the aircraft, weapons, etc., of an airforce
EX 1
LEMMA aviation
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the aircraft industry
EX 1
LEMMA aviator
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 aviators
DEF = the pilot of an aircraft
EX 1
LEMMA avocado
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 q.
VAR 1 avocados
DEF = a green tropical fruit with a large seed and smooth oily flesh often eaten at the start of a meal
EX 1
LEMMA avocation
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 avocations
DEF = work that is not one's usual job but is done for pleasure
EX 1 HOBBY: Reading is my avocation
LEMMA avocet
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 avocets
DEF = any of various birds with a long beak and long legs that live on the shores of seas and lakes
EX 1
LEMMA avoidance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of avoiding
EX 1 avoidance of danger
LEMMA avoirdupois
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 avoirdupoises
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 n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
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 avowal
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 avowals
DEF = (an) open declaration or act of admitting
EX 1 He made (an) avowal of his real intentions
LEMMA avowal
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (an) open declaration or act of admitting
EX 1 He made (an) avowal of his real intentions
LEMMA awakening
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 awakenings
DEF = the act of waking from sleep
EX 1
LEMMA awakening
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 awakenings
DEF = the act of becoming conscious or concerned
EX 1 her awakening to social injustice
LEMMA award
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 awards
DEF = something given as the result of an official decision, esp. a prize
EX 1
LEMMA award
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 awards
DEF = a decision, or that which is given by a decision, in a court of law
EX 1 an award of L5,000 to those hurt in the explosion
LEMMA award
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 awards
DEF = a sum of money given to a student so that he can afford to study
EX 1
LEMMA awe
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a feeling of respect mixed with fear and wonder
EX 1 He always stood in awe of his father
LEMMA awl
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 awls
DEF = a small pointed tool (often with a broad handle) for making holes in leather
EX 1
LEMMA awning
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 awnings
DEF = a movable covering, esp. one made of CANVAS, used to protect shop windows, ships' DECKs, etc., from sun or rain
EX 1
LEMMA axe
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 axes
DEF = a tool with a heavy metal blade on the end of a long handle used to cut down trees or splits logs
EX 1
LEMMA axe
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 axes
DEF = infml (in the phrs. give/get the axe) sudden ending of one's employment by an employer because of lack of money, an argument, etc. infml (in the phrs. give/get the axe) the ending of a plan, esp. caused by a lack of money
EX 1 We were going to build a new school but it got the axe from the government
LEMMA axiom
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ph
VAR 1 axioms
DEF = a statement, esp. one that is short, that is generally accepted as true and doesn't need to be proved
EX 1
LEMMA axis
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 axises
DEF = the line, usu. an imaginary line, around which a spinning body moves
EX 1
LEMMA axis
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 axises
DEF = a line that divides a regular shape into 2 equal parts with the same shape
EX 1
LEMMA axle
POS n
FIELD1 vh
FIELD2 au
VAR 1 axles
DEF = a bar with a wheel on either end, around which the wheels turn or which turns with the wheels
EX 1
LEMMA axolotl
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 q.
VAR 1 axolotls
DEF = any of several types of small cold-blooded 4-legged creature (AMPHIBIANs (1)) that live in the mountain lakes of Mexico and western US
EX 1
LEMMA ayah
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ayahs
DEF = an Indian nurse who looks after children
EX 1
LEMMA aye
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ayes
DEF = a vote or voter in favour of an idea, plan, law, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA azalea
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 azaleas
DEF = a type of bush with bright usu. strong-smelling flowers
EX 1
LEMMA azalea
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 azaleas
DEF = a flower from this bush
EX 1
LEMMA azimuth
POS n
FIELD1 as
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 azimuths
DEF = the angle on the earth's surface between a north-south line and the position or direction of something, esp. a star, seen from a place on the earth
EX 1
LEMMA azure
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 azures
DEF = bright blue, as of the sky
EX 1
LEMMA azure
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = bright blue, as of the sky
EX 1
LEMMA baa
POS n
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 baas
DEF = the sound made by a sheep or lamb
EX 1
LEMMA babble
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 babbles
DEF = childish, disordered, or foolish talk
EX 1
LEMMA babble
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = childish, disordered, or foolish talk
EX 1
LEMMA babble
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 babbles
DEF = a confused sound of many people talking
EX 1 a babble of voices
LEMMA babble
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a confused sound of many people talking
EX 1 a babble of voices
LEMMA babble
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 babbles
DEF = speech that is hard to understand because of its speed and pronunciation
EX 1
LEMMA babble
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = speech that is hard to understand because of its speed and pronunciation
EX 1
LEMMA babble
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 babbles
DEF = a sound like that of water running gently over rounded stones
EX 1 What's that babble of running water I seem to hear?
LEMMA babble
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a sound like that of water running gently over rounded stones
EX 1 What's that babble of running water I seem to hear?
LEMMA babbler
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 babblers
DEF = a person who BABBLEs, esp. a baby learning to speak
EX 1
LEMMA babe
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 babes
DEF = lit & poet a baby
EX 1
LEMMA babe
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 babes
DEF = sl esp. AmE a girl
EX 1 HI there, babe!
LEMMA babe
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 babes
DEF = sl esp. AmE a girl
EX 1 HI there, babe!
LEMMA babel
POS n
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 bl
VAR 1 babels
DEF = a scene of confusion, noise of many voices, or disorder (as in the Bible story of the building of the tower of Babel)
EX 1
LEMMA babel
POS n
FIELD1 xx
FIELD2 bl
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a scene of confusion, noise of many voices, or disorder (as in the Bible story of the building of the tower of Babel)
EX 1
LEMMA baboon
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 x.
VAR 1 baboons
DEF = any of several types of large doglike monkeys of Africa or S. Asia
EX 1
LEMMA babu
POS n
FIELD1 or
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 babus
DEF = a former Hindu title, like Mr
EX 1
LEMMA babu
POS n
FIELD1 xh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 babus
DEF = an Indian clerk
EX 1
LEMMA baby
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 babies
DEF = a very young child, esp. one who has not learnt to speak
EX 1
LEMMA baby
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 babies
DEF = a very young animal or bird
EX 1 a baby monkey
LEMMA baby
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 babies
DEF = a very young animal or bird
EX 1 a baby monkey
LEMMA baby
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 babies
DEF = the youngest of a group a small member of a group
EX 1 a baby car
LEMMA baby
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 babies
DEF = usu. derog a person who behaves like a baby
EX 1 Don't be such a baby!
LEMMA baby
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 babies
DEF = sl esp. AmE a person, esp. a girl or woman
EX 1 I've got a gun here, baby, so you'd better just be a good boy and hand over all your money
LEMMA baby
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 babies
DEF = sl esp. AmE a person, esp. a girl or woman
EX 1 I've got a gun here, baby, so you'd better just be a good boy and hand over all your money
LEMMA baby carriage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 babies
DEF = PRAM
EX 1
LEMMA babyhood
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the period of time when one is a baby
EX 1
LEMMA baby-minder
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 baby-minders
DEF = a person who takes care of babies while their mothers are away working
EX 1
LEMMA baby-sitter
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 baby-sitters
DEF = a person who takes care of babies or children while their parents are out
EX 1 We'd love to go to your party, but baby-sitters are so hard to find these days!
LEMMA baby talk
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the speechlike sounds that babies make in the early stages of learning language
EX 1
LEMMA baby talk
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the things that fully grown people say to babies, intended to be like baby talk
EX 1
LEMMA baby tooth
POS n
FIELD1 de
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 babies
DEF = MILK TOOTH
EX 1
LEMMA baccalaureate
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 baccalaureates
DEF = BACHELOR'S DEGREE
EX 1 He received his baccalaureate at an unusually early age
LEMMA baccarat
POS n
FIELD1 cd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a kind of card game usu. played for money
EX 1
LEMMA bacchanal
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bacchanals
DEF = a noisy party with a lot of drinking and disorderly behaviour, perhaps including sex
EX 1
LEMMA baccy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = humor sl tobacco
EX 1
LEMMA bachelor
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bachelors
DEF = an unmarried man
EX 1
LEMMA bachelor
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bachelors
DEF = the holder, male or female, of a BACHELOR'S DEGREE
EX 1
LEMMA bachelor girl
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bachelors
DEF = an unmarried woman, esp. a young independent one
EX 1
LEMMA bachelor's degree
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 bachelor'ses
DEF = a first university degree in any of several subjects, such as Batchelor of Science (B.SC.)
EX 1
LEMMA bacillus
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zo
VAR 1 bacilluses
DEF = tech any of several kinds of rod-shaped bacteria
EX 1
LEMMA bacillus
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zo
VAR 1 bacilluses
DEF = infml a bacterium
EX 1
LEMMA back
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 backs
DEF = the part of the body of a human or animal down the middle of which runs the BACKBONE
EX 1 lie on your back and look at the stars You'll make your back ache if you carry those heavy buckets
LEMMA back
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backs
DEF = the less important side or surface (of an object)
EX 1 You must iron the backs of the shirts as well as the fronts. There's another good song on the back of this record. The back of the knife won't cut
LEMMA back
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backs
DEF = the less important side or surface (of an object)
EX 1 You must iron the backs of the shirts as well as the fronts. There's another good song on the back of this record. The back of the knife won't cut
LEMMA back
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backs
DEF = (of a building) the side opposite to the main entrance
EX 1 Let's go round to the back. The back of the house looks out onto the river
LEMMA back
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backs
DEF = (of a building) the side opposite to the main entrance
EX 1 Let's go round to the back. The back of the house looks out onto the river
LEMMA back
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backs
DEF = (of a vehicle) the inside part behind the driver (of a vehicle) the outside surface opposite to the usual direction of movement
EX 1 He wrote "Just Married" on the back of their car
LEMMA back
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backs
DEF = the furthest or last part (from the point towards which a group of people are facing or moving)
EX 1 Sit at the back of the class/of the theatre/of the aircraft
LEMMA back
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 backs
DEF = (of a chair) the part that one leans against when sitting
EX 1
LEMMA back
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 backs
DEF = (of a book or newspaper) the end
EX 1 There is a lot of useful information at the back of this dictionary
LEMMA back
POS n
FIELD1 hk
FIELD2 fb
VAR 1 backs
DEF = (in games like football) a player or position that defends the area to the left or right near the team's own GOAL
EX 1 John plays back/is one of the backs
LEMMA back
POS n
FIELD1 hk
FIELD2 fb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (in games like football) a player or position that defends the area to the left or right near the team's own GOAL
EX 1 John plays back/is one of the backs
LEMMA backache
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zq
VAR 1 backaches
DEF = (a) pain in the back
EX 1 He suffers from backache. He is suffering from a backache
LEMMA backache
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zq
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a) pain in the back
EX 1 He suffers from backache. He is suffering from a backache
LEMMA backbench
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 backbenches
DEF = members of Parliament who do not hold official positions in the Government or Opposition, and who sit on the back seats
EX 1 a backbench member on the backbench backbench support for the plan
LEMMA backbone
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backbones
DEF = the main support of a group, association, plan, etc.
EX 1 I tell you, Smith, the small farmer is the backbone of this country!
LEMMA backbone
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = firmness of mind; strength of character
EX 1 "No backbone," said the old general. "That's the trouble with young people today!"
LEMMA backbone
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 backbones
DEF = not fml SPINE (1)
EX 1
LEMMA backbone
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 backbones
DEF = not fml SPINE (1)
EX 1
LEMMA backchat
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = rude talk in reply to someone
EX 1 Now listen to me carefully, and I don't want any backchat!
LEMMA backcloth
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 backcloths
DEF = BACKDROP (1)
EX 1
LEMMA back crawl
POS n
FIELD1 wa
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 backs
DEF = BACKSTROKE
EX 1
LEMMA back crawl
POS n
FIELD1 wa
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 backs
DEF = BACKSTROKE
EX 1
LEMMA back dive
POS n
FIELD1 wa
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 backs
DEF = a jump head first into the water (DIVE) for which one starts off facing the land
EX 1
LEMMA back door
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backs
DEF = the door at the back of a building
EX 1
LEMMA backdrop
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 backdrops
DEF = a painted cloth hung across the back of a stage
EX 1
LEMMA backdrop
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backdrops
DEF = BACKGROUND (4)
EX 1 The stormy political events of the 1930's provided the backdrop for the story of their love
LEMMA backer
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 en
VAR 1 backers
DEF = someone who supports a plan with money; esp. someone who pays for a play to be performed in the theatre
EX 1
LEMMA backer
POS n
FIELD1 gb
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 backers
DEF = someone who BACKs@4 (3) a horse
EX 1
LEMMA backfire
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 backfires
DEF = an explosion in a petrol engine which comes too soon and makes a loud noise but does not drive the car forward
EX 1
LEMMA back formation
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 backs
DEF = a word formed from another word that seems to be formed from it
EX 1 "To POT" is a back formation from "POTTER"
LEMMA back formation
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the formation of these words
EX 1 Back formation is something that enriches and modernizes English
LEMMA backgammon
POS n
FIELD1 6a
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = an indoor board game for 2 players, using round wooden pieces and DICE
EX 1
LEMMA background
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backgrounds
DEF = the scenery or ground behind something
EX 1
LEMMA background
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 backgrounds
DEF = the part of a painting or photograph that shows what is behind the main objects or people
EX 1
LEMMA background
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backgrounds
DEF = a position as unnoticeable as possible (in the phr. in the background)
EX 1 She has a lot of power, but likes to remain in the background
LEMMA background
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backgrounds
DEF = the conditions existing when something happens or happened
EX 1 The election took place against a background of widespread unemployment
LEMMA background
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = also background information /"-- --'--/_ information necessary for the understanding of something
EX 1 I'll need a bit more background (information) before I can help you
LEMMA background
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backgrounds
DEF = a person's family, experience, and education
EX 1 a young man of excellent background
LEMMA backhand
POS n
FIELD1 nt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 backhands
DEF = also backhand stroke /"-- -/_ a stroke (as in tennis) made with the back of the hand turned in the direction of movement
EX 1
LEMMA backhand
POS n
FIELD1 nt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 backhands
DEF = the ability to make such strokes
EX 1 He's not really a very good player, but he's got an excellent backhand
LEMMA backhander
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ga
VAR 1 backhanders
DEF = a blow or stroke made with a BACKHAND (1)
EX 1
LEMMA backhander
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backhanders
DEF = infml BRIBE@2
EX 1
LEMMA backing
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = material or moral help
EX 1 The plan has plenty of backing, and will probably succeed
LEMMA backing
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backings
DEF = something that is used to make the back of an object
EX 1 (a) backing of cardboard
LEMMA backing
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = something that is used to make the back of an object
EX 1 (a) backing of cardboard
LEMMA backing
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 backings
DEF = (esp. in popular music) the sound made by the instrument or instruments that support the main singer(s) or instrumentalist(s)
EX 1
LEMMA backlash
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backlashes
DEF = a sudden violent backward movement after a forward one
EX 1
LEMMA backlash
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backlashes
DEF = a strong but usu. delayed movement against a growing belief or practice, esp. against a political or social development
EX 1
LEMMA backlog
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backlogs
DEF = a group of things to be done that were not done at the proper time
EX 1 After his holiday, he had a big backlog of work to get through
LEMMA back number
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 backs
DEF = also back is.sue /'- "--/_ a newspaper, magazine, etc., earlier than the most recent one
EX 1
LEMMA back number
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backs
DEF = derog a person or thing that is out of date
EX 1
LEMMA back of beyond
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backs
DEF = a very distant place
EX 1 He lives somewhere at the back of beyond
LEMMA back passage
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 backs
DEF = RECTUM
EX 1
LEMMA backroom boy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backrooms
DEF = a person whose work is important but secret, esp. a scientist or planner
EX 1
LEMMA back seat
POS n
FIELD1 mw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 backs
DEF = a seat at the back of a car
EX 1
LEMMA back seat
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backs
DEF = a less important position
EX 1 She won't take a back seat to anyone
LEMMA back-seat driver
POS n
FIELD1 mw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 back-seats
DEF = a passenger in a motor vehicle who thinks he knows more than the driver and tells the driver what to do
EX 1
LEMMA backside
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 backsides
DEF = the part of the body on which one sits
EX 1
LEMMA backspace
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 backspaces
DEF = the part that one presses to make the roller of a TYPEWRITER move back towards the beginning of the line
EX 1
LEMMA backstay
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 backstays
DEF = a rope that supports the MAST of a ship or boat against forward movement
EX 1
LEMMA back street
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backs
DEF = a street away from the main streets, esp. in a poor area of a town
EX 1
LEMMA backstroke
POS n
FIELD1 wa
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 backstrokes
DEF = a swimming stroke done on one's back
EX 1
LEMMA backstroke
POS n
FIELD1 wa
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 backstrokes
DEF = the ability to do this stroke
EX 1 He's not a really good swimmer, but he's got a fine backstroke
LEMMA backstroke
POS n
FIELD1 wa
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 backstrokes
DEF = a swimming competition using only this stroke
EX 1 He won the backstroke again this year
LEMMA back talk
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = esp. AmE BACKCHAT
EX 1
LEMMA backup
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backups
DEF = a thing or person ready to be used in place of another
EX 1
LEMMA backup
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backups
DEF = a person or thing ready to help another
EX 1
LEMMA backward country
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 backwards
DEF = DEVELOPING COUNTRY
EX 1
LEMMA backwash
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backwashes
DEF = a backward movement (as of water or air) produced by a force pushing forward (like a boat engine)
EX 1
LEMMA backwash
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backwashes
DEF = infml the (usu. unpleasant) indirect result of an action
EX 1 He was left without money in the backwash of the failure of his business
LEMMA backwater
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backwaters
DEF = a part of a river, usu. a branch, out of the main stream, where the water does not move
EX 1
LEMMA backwater
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backwaters
DEF = a place (or state of mind) not influenced by outside events or new ideas
EX 1
LEMMA backwoods
POS n
FIELD1 qm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 backwoodses
DEF = (esp. in N. America) uncleared land far away from towns
EX 1
LEMMA backwoodsman
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backwoodsmans
DEF = a man who lives in the BACKWOODS
EX 1
LEMMA backwoodsman
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ub
VAR 1 backwoodsmans
DEF = derog a member of the British HOUSE OF LORDS who lives in the country and hardly ever attends its meetings
EX 1
LEMMA backyard
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backyards
DEF = BrE a yard behind a house, covered with a hard surface
EX 1
LEMMA backyard
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backyards
DEF = also yard_ AmE a yard behind a house, usu. covered with grass
EX 1
LEMMA bacon
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = BrE salted or smoked meat from the back or sides of a pig
EX 1
LEMMA bacon
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = AmE smoked meat from the sides of a pig, served in narrow thin pieces
EX 1
LEMMA bacteria
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zo
VAR 1 bacterias
DEF = very small living things (related to plants), some of which cause disease. They exist in water, soil, air, plants, and the bodies of men and animals
EX 1
LEMMA bacteriology
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zo
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the scientific study of BACTERIA
EX 1
LEMMA bad
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = that which is bad
EX 1
LEMMA bad blood
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = angry feeling
EX 1 There is a lot of bad blood between them. I think that one day they will quarrel openly
LEMMA bad debt
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bads
DEF = a debt that is unlikely to be paid
EX 1
LEMMA bad form
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = unacceptable behaviour
EX 1 It's bad form to get drunk
LEMMA badge
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 badges
DEF = a piece of metal or other material which shows a person's employment, rank, membership of a group, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA badge
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 badges
DEF = a sign of something, which sign can be seen
EX 1 Some officials wear chains round their necks as badges of office
LEMMA badger
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 qu
VAR 1 badgers
DEF = any of several types of animal of the northern half of the world, which are black and have some white fur on their faces, live in holes in the ground, and are active at night
EX 1
LEMMA badger
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the skin or hair of this animal
EX 1 a badger brush
LEMMA badinage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = playful language making fun of somebody; BANTER@2
EX 1 Enough of this badinage: let's talk seriously
LEMMA badminton
POS n
FIELD1 nt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a tennis-like game played by 2 or 4 people who hit a small feathered object (SHUTTLECOCK) over a high net
EX 1
LEMMA baffle
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 baffles
DEF = a board or other means of controlling the flow of air, water, or sound coming into or going out of an enclosed space
EX 1
LEMMA bag
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bags
DEF = a container made of soft material such as cloth, paper, or leather, opening at the top
EX 1
LEMMA bag
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bags
DEF = the quantity of usu. small birds or animals shot or caught on any one occasion
EX 1 We had a good bag that day
LEMMA bag
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bags
DEF = BAGFUL
EX 1
LEMMA bagatelle
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a kind of game played with balls on a board with holes in it
EX 1
LEMMA bagatelle
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bagatelles
DEF = something considered to be small and unimportant; TRIFLE (1)
EX 1 My book? Oh, nothing much, really_just a bagatelle
LEMMA bagatelle
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bagatelles
DEF = a small piece of music
EX 1
LEMMA bagful
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bagfuls
DEF = the quantity in a bag
EX 1
LEMMA baggage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = BrE usu. luggage_ esp. AmE all the bags and other containers with which a person travels
EX 1
LEMMA baggage
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = tents, beds, etc., esp. of an army, which they take with them
EX 1
LEMMA baggage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 baggages
DEF = humor a good-for-nothing young woman; MINX
EX 1 Come here, you little baggage, let me kiss you
LEMMA baggage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 baggages
DEF = derog an ugly annoying old woman
EX 1 You silly old baggage
LEMMA baggage room
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 baggages
DEF = LEFT LUGGAGE OFFICE
EX 1
LEMMA bagpipes
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 us
VAR 1 bagpipeses
DEF = any of several types of musical instrument played in Scotland and elsewhere, in which air stored in a bag is forced out through pipes to produce the sound
EX 1 to play the bagpipes bagpipe music
LEMMA bags
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bagses
DEF = lots (of)
EX 1 He has bags of money!
LEMMA bags
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ub
VAR 1 bagses
DEF = wide trousers for men
EX 1
LEMMA bail
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = money left with a court of law so that a prisoner may be set free until he is tried
EX 1
LEMMA bail
POS n
FIELD1 ck
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bails
DEF = (in cricket) either of 2 small pieces of wood laid on top of the STUMPs
EX 1
LEMMA bailey
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zf
VAR 1 baileys
DEF = the outer wall of a castle
EX 1
LEMMA bailey
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zf
VAR 1 baileys
DEF = a courtyard inside these walls
EX 1
LEMMA bailey bridge
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 Baileys
DEF = a bridge made up of separate parts that can be carried to a river and put together quickly, used esp. in military operations
EX 1
LEMMA bailiff
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ub
VAR 1 bailiffs
DEF = Br law an official, esp. one who takes possession of goods or property when money is owed
EX 1
LEMMA bailiff
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 qu
VAR 1 bailiffs
DEF = US law an official in a law-court, esp. one who works as a messenger or door-keeper
EX 1
LEMMA bailiff
POS n
FIELD1 ub
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bailiffs
DEF = BrE a man who looks after a farm or land for the owner
EX 1
LEMMA bairn
POS n
FIELD1 us
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bairns
DEF = Scot & N Eng E a child
EX 1
LEMMA bait
POS n
FIELD1 ha
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 baits
DEF = food or something like food used to attract fish, animals, or birds which are then caught
EX 1
LEMMA bait
POS n
FIELD1 ha
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = food or something like food used to attract fish, animals, or birds which are then caught
EX 1
LEMMA bait
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 baits
DEF = something that attracts attention or causes desire
EX 1
LEMMA bait
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = something that attracts attention or causes desire
EX 1
LEMMA baize
POS n
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = thick woollen cloth, usu. green, used esp. to cover tables on which certain games are played
EX 1
LEMMA bakelite
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = any of several kinds of plastics or things related to plastics
EX 1
LEMMA baker
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 bakers
DEF = a person who bakes bread and cakes, esp. professionally
EX 1
LEMMA baker's dozen
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 baker'ses
DEF = 13
EX 1 I asked for 12, but he gave me a baker's dozen
LEMMA bakery
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 bakeries
DEF = a place where bread and sometimes cakes are baked and/or sold
EX 1
LEMMA baking powder
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a powder which forms small amounts of gas in bread and cakes while they are baking, and so makes them lighter
EX 1
LEMMA baksheesh
POS n
FIELD1 yi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (in the Middle East) money given to someone who has done something for you, or to the poor
EX 1
LEMMA balaclava
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 balaclavas
DEF = a warm woollen headcovering that leaves the face free but covers the head, ears, and neck
EX 1
LEMMA balalaika
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 xu
VAR 1 balalaikas
DEF = a stringed musical instrument with a 3-sided body, played esp. in the USSR
EX 1
LEMMA balance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 balances
DEF = an instrument for weighing things by seeing whether the amounts in 2 hanging pans are equal
EX 1
LEMMA balance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 balances
DEF = a weight or influence on one side which equals a weight or influence on the other
EX 1 The slow and steady Mr Smith acts as a balance to the clever but irresponsible Mr Jones
LEMMA balance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 balances
DEF = a state where all parts have their proper weight; EQUILIBRIUM
EX 1 Her character shows a perfect balance of mind and body
LEMMA balance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a state where all parts have their proper weight; EQUILIBRIUM
EX 1 Her character shows a perfect balance of mind and body
LEMMA balance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 balances
DEF = money or something else which remains or is left over
EX 1 My bank balance isn't very large any more. May I take the balance of my holidays before the end of September?
LEMMA balanced diet
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 balanceds
DEF = a DIET@1 (1) with the right quantities and kinds of food needed for good health
EX 1
LEMMA balance of payments
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 balances
DEF = the amount of money coming into a country or area in comparison with the amount going out
EX 1
LEMMA balance of power
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 balances
DEF = a position in which power, esp. political or military power, is evenly balanced on all sides
EX 1
LEMMA balance of power
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 balances
DEF = the power of one group in comparison with that of another
EX 1
LEMMA balance sheet
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 balances
DEF = a statement of how much money has come in and how much has gone out
EX 1
LEMMA balcony
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 balconies
DEF = a shelflike place for people to stand or sit on built out from the wall of a house (or other building) and usu. enclosed
EX 1
LEMMA balcony
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 balconies
DEF = the seats upstairs in a theatre
EX 1
LEMMA balderdash
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = foolish talk or writing; nonsense
EX 1
LEMMA baldric
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zk
VAR 1 baldrics
DEF = (esp. in former times) a belt for a sword, horn, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA bale
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bales
DEF = a large tightly tied mass of goods or material ready to be taken away
EX 1
LEMMA balk
POS n
FIELD1 fr
FIELD2 zw
VAR 1 balks
DEF = a thick rough wooden beam
EX 1
LEMMA ball
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ga
VAR 1 balls
DEF = a round object used in play; anything of like shape
EX 1 to throw a ball The Earth is a ball
LEMMA ball
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ga
VAR 1 balls
DEF = a ball as thrown or the ability to throw a ball in a certain way
EX 1 a fast ball He throws a very fast ball
LEMMA ball
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 balls
DEF = a round bullet or SHELL@1 (4), now no longer used
EX 1
LEMMA ball
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 balls
DEF = a round mass
EX 1 a ball of clay a snowball
LEMMA ball
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 balls
DEF = a rounded part of the body
EX 1 the ball of the foot EYEBALL
LEMMA ball
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 balls
DEF = a large formal occasion for social dancing
EX 1
LEMMA ball
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 balls
DEF = sl a very good time (esp. in the phr. have a ball)
EX 1
LEMMA ballad
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ballads
DEF = a short story told in the form of a poem
EX 1
LEMMA ballad
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ballads
DEF = a simple song
EX 1
LEMMA ballad
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ballads
DEF = a popular love song
EX 1
LEMMA ballade
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ballades
DEF = a special type of poem with usu. 3 groups of lines and a shorter 4th group all having the same last line and using a very small number of RHYMEs
EX 1
LEMMA ballast
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = heavy material which a ship carries to keep it steady, which may be thrown from a BALLOON to make it rise higher, or which is put down under a road or railway
EX 1
LEMMA ball bearing
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 balls
DEF = metal balls moving in a ring round a bar in a machine so that the bar may turn more easily, with less rubbing
EX 1
LEMMA ball bearing
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 balls
DEF = any one of these metal balls
EX 1
LEMMA ballcock
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ballcocks
DEF = an apparatus for opening and closing a hole through which water passes, worked by a hollow floating ball which rises and falls with the level of the water
EX 1
LEMMA ballerina
POS n
FIELD1 da
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 ballerinas
DEF = a female BALLET dancer
EX 1
LEMMA ballet
POS n
FIELD1 da
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 ballets
DEF = a dance in which a story is told without speech or singing
EX 1
LEMMA ballet
POS n
FIELD1 da
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 ballets
DEF = the music for such a dance
EX 1 Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky each wrote several famous ballets
LEMMA ballet
POS n
FIELD1 da
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 ballets
DEF = the art of doing such dances
EX 1 She has studied (the) ballet for 6 years
LEMMA ballet
POS n
FIELD1 da
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the art of doing such dances
EX 1 She has studied (the) ballet for 6 years
LEMMA ballet
POS n
FIELD1 da
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 ballets
DEF = also corps de ballet_ a group of ballet dancers who work together
EX 1
LEMMA ballistics
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the scientific study of the movement of objects that are thrown or forced through the air such as bullets fired from a gun
EX 1
LEMMA ballocks
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ballockses
DEF = BOLLOCKS
EX 1
LEMMA balloon
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 balloons
DEF = a large or small bag of strong light material filled with heated air or a gas lighter than air so that it can float in the air
EX 1
LEMMA balloon
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 balloons
DEF = a small rubber bag that can be blown up, used as a toy
EX 1
LEMMA balloon
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 balloons
DEF = anything shaped like this (round or roundish), esp. the space round the words spoken by the figures in a CARTOON
EX 1
LEMMA ballooning
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the sport of flying in a BALLOON@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA balloonist
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 balloonists
DEF = a person who goes up in a BALLOON@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA ballot
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ballots
DEF = a sheet of paper used to make a secret vote
EX 1 Don't spoil your ballot by writing in the wrong place
LEMMA ballot
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ballots
DEF = the action or system of secret voting
EX 1 The ballot is an important defence of political freedom
LEMMA ballot
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ballots
DEF = the right to vote
EX 1 "The ballot for women!" they cried as they marched on Parliament
LEMMA ballot
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ballots
DEF = a chance to vote
EX 1 Let's have a ballot on whether or not to do it
LEMMA ballot
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ballots
DEF = the number of votes recorded
EX 1
LEMMA ballot box
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ballots
DEF = a box in which the voters put their BALLOTs@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA ballpoint
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ballpoints
DEF = a pen which instead of a point at the end has a ball that rolls thick ink onto the paper
EX 1
LEMMA ballroom
POS n
FIELD1 da
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ballrooms
DEF = a large room or hall suitable for a BALL@2 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA balls
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 ballses
DEF = TESTICLEs
EX 1
LEMMA balls
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = derog nonsense
EX 1
LEMMA ballyhoo
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = ways of trying to gain public attention by making a lot of noise or through exciting kinds of advertising
EX 1
LEMMA balm
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 balms
DEF = (an) oily liquid with a strong but pleasant smell, often from trees, used as medicine or to lessen pain
EX 1
LEMMA balm
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (an) oily liquid with a strong but pleasant smell, often from trees, used as medicine or to lessen pain
EX 1
LEMMA balm
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 balms
DEF = something that gives comfort to the spirit
EX 1 Your kind words come like balm to my hurt feelings
LEMMA balm
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = something that gives comfort to the spirit
EX 1 Your kind words come like balm to my hurt feelings
LEMMA baloney
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = esp. AmE BOLONEY
EX 1
LEMMA balsa
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 q5
VAR 1 balsas
DEF = a tropical American tree with very light strong wood
EX 1
LEMMA balsa
POS n
FIELD1 fr
FIELD2 zw
VAR 1 nil
DEF = its wood, used esp. to make floating objects such as RAFTs
EX 1
LEMMA balsam
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 balsams
DEF = a type of flowering plant grown in gardens
EX 1
LEMMA balsam
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 balsams
DEF = a tree that yields BALM (1)
EX 1
LEMMA balsam
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 balsams
DEF = BALM (1)
EX 1
LEMMA balsam
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = BALM (1)
EX 1
LEMMA balustrade
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 balustrades
DEF = a row of upright pieces of stone or wood with a bar along the top, guarding the outer edge of stairs or steps, or of any place from which people might fall
EX 1
LEMMA bamboo
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 z5
VAR 1 bamboos
DEF = a tall plant of the grass family, found esp. in tropical areas, with hard, hollow, jointed stems, and of which some parts can be eaten when young
EX 1
LEMMA bamboo
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 z5
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a tall plant of the grass family, found esp. in tropical areas, with hard, hollow, jointed stems, and of which some parts can be eaten when young
EX 1
LEMMA bamboo
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the stems of this plant, used for making furniture and other things
EX 1
LEMMA bamboo curtain
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 xc
VAR 1 bamboos
DEF = (often caps.) (a name for) the border between China and the rest of the world which cannot easily be crossed for purposes of trade, travel, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA ban
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bans
DEF = an order BANning something
EX 1 to declare a ban on smoking in theatres
LEMMA ban
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bans
DEF = a state of affairs in which something is BANned
EX 1 There is a ban on smoking in this theatre
LEMMA banana
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 z5
VAR 1 bananas
DEF = any of several types of long curved tropical fruit, shaped like a thick finger, with a yellow skin and a soft, usu. sweet, inside
EX 1
LEMMA banana republic
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bananas
DEF = a small republic of Central or South America that is industrially undeveloped and politically unsteady
EX 1
LEMMA band
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bands
DEF = a thin flat narrow piece of material, esp. for fastening things together, or for putting round something to strengthen it
EX 1
LEMMA band
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bands
DEF = a thin flat narrow piece of material, forming part of an article of clothing
EX 1 neckband wristbands
LEMMA band
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bands
DEF = a line of a different colour or pattern that stands out against the background on which it is painted or fixed
EX 1
LEMMA band
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bands
DEF = any of several areas of like shape into which a larger whole can be divided, such as a band of radio waves or of recorded music on a record
EX 1
LEMMA band
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bands
DEF = a group of people formed for some common purpose and often with a leader
EX 1
LEMMA band
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bands
DEF = a group of musicians (usu. not including players of stringed instruments) with a leader, esp. a group that plays "popular" rather than "serious" music
EX 1
LEMMA bandage
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bandages
DEF = a narrow and usu. long piece of material, esp. cloth, for binding round a wound or round a part of the body that has been hurt
EX 1
LEMMA band-aid
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Band-Aids
DEF = a kind of STICKING PLASTER
EX 1
LEMMA bandanna
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bandannas
DEF = a large handkerchief usu. with a brightly coloured pattern, worn round the neck or head
EX 1
LEMMA bandbox
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bandboxes
DEF = a light cardboard box for ladies' hats
EX 1
LEMMA bandeau
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bandeaus
DEF = a band worn by a woman round her head to keep her hair in place
EX 1
LEMMA bandit
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bandits
DEF = an armed robber, esp. one of an armed band
EX 1
LEMMA banditry
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the activity of BANDITs
EX 1 The national police are trying to stop all this banditry
LEMMA bandmaster
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bandmasters
DEF = a man who directs (CONDUCTs) a band that plays music (other than dance music)
EX 1
LEMMA bandoleer
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bandoleers
DEF = a belt that goes over a person's shoulder, and is used for carrying bullets
EX 1
LEMMA bandsman
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 bandsmans
DEF = a musician who plays in a band
EX 1
LEMMA bandstand
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bandstands
DEF = a raised place, often with a roof, for a band when playing music in the open air
EX 1
LEMMA bane
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 banes
DEF = a cause of bad things (esp. in the phr. the bane of one's existence/life)
EX 1
LEMMA bang
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bangs
DEF = a sharp blow
EX 1
LEMMA bang
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bangs
DEF = a sudden loud noise
EX 1 The door shut with a bang.
LEMMA bang
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bangs
DEF = a sudden strong effort
EX 1 This time, let's start off with a bang!
LEMMA bang
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bangs
DEF = AmE a lot of excitement
EX 1 What I'm trying to say, Marianne, is that I get a real bang out of seeing you
LEMMA bang
POS n
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 bangs
DEF = hair cut straight across the forehead
EX 1
LEMMA banger
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bangers
DEF = a SAUSAGE
EX 1
LEMMA banger
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 zf
VAR 1 bangers
DEF = any of several types of noisy FIREWORK
EX 1
LEMMA banger
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bangers
DEF = an old car, esp. one not in very good condition; JALOPY
EX 1
LEMMA bangle
POS n
FIELD1 jw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bangles
DEF = a metal band worn round the arm or ankle as an ornament
EX 1
LEMMA bangle
POS n
FIELD1 jw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bangles
DEF = an ornamental round flat object (DISC) that hangs loosely and often makes a noise when it moves
EX 1
LEMMA banian
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 banians
DEF = BANYAN
EX 1
LEMMA banister
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 banisters
DEF = a row of upright pieces of wood or metal with a bar along the top guarding the outer edge of stairs
EX 1
LEMMA banjo
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 zf
VAR 1 banjos
DEF = a musical instrument with 4 or more strings, a long neck, and a body like a drum, used esp. to play popular music
EX 1
LEMMA bank
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 banks
DEF = land along the side of a river, lake, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA bank
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 banks
DEF = earth which is heaped up in a field or garden, often making a border or division
EX 1
LEMMA bank
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 banks
DEF = a mass of snow, clouds, mud, etc.
EX 1 The banks of dark cloud promised a heavy storm
LEMMA bank
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 banks
DEF = a slope made at bends in a road or race-track, so that they are safer for cars to go round
EX 1
LEMMA bank
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 banks
DEF = SANDBANK
EX 1 The Dogger Bank in the North Sea can be dangerous for ships
LEMMA bank
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 banks
DEF = a row, esp. of OARs in an ancient boat or KEYs on a TYPEWRITER
EX 1
LEMMA bank
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 banks
DEF = a place in which money is kept and paid out on demand, and where related activities go on
EX 1
LEMMA bank
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 banks
DEF = (usu. in comb.) a place where something is held ready for use, esp. ORGANIC products of human origin for medical use
EX 1 Hospital bloodbanks have saved many lives
LEMMA bank
POS n
FIELD1 gb
FIELD2 cd
VAR 1 banks
DEF = (a person who keeps) a supply of money or pieces for payment or use in a game of chance
EX 1
LEMMA bankbook
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 bankbooks
DEF = a book in which a record of the money one puts into and takes out of a bank is kept
EX 1
LEMMA bank draft
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 banks
DEF = an order by one bank to another (esp. a foreign bank) to pay a certain sum of money to someone
EX 1
LEMMA banker
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 bankers
DEF = a person who owns or controls or shares in the control of a BANK@4 (1)
EX 1 Who are your bankers (=which bank do you use)?
LEMMA banker
POS n
FIELD1 gb
FIELD2 cd
VAR 1 bankers
DEF = the player who keeps the BANK@4 (3) in various games of chance
EX 1
LEMMA banker's card
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 banker'ses
DEF = an official card given to a bank's CUSTOMER and stating that the bank will always pay cheques up to a stated amount
EX 1
LEMMA banker's order
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 banker'ses
DEF = STANDING ORDER (2)
EX 1
LEMMA bank holiday
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 banks
DEF = BrE an official public holiday, not a Saturday or Sunday, when the banks are closed
EX 1
LEMMA bank holiday
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 banks
DEF = AmE a period when banks are closed, usu. by government order, to prevent money difficulties
EX 1
LEMMA banking
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the business of a bank or a banker
EX 1
LEMMA bank note
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 banks
DEF = a piece of paper money printed for the national bank of a country for public use
EX 1
LEMMA bank rate
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 banks
DEF = the rate of interest fixed by a central bank, such as the Bank of England
EX 1
LEMMA bank rate
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 banks
DEF = the rate of interest fixed by a central bank, such as the Bank of England
EX 1
LEMMA bankrupt
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 bankrupts
DEF = a person who is unable to pay his debts
EX 1
LEMMA bankrupt
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bankrupts
DEF = derog a person who is lacking in some usu. good quality
EX 1 a moral bankrupt, who will do anything for money
LEMMA bankruptcy
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the quality or state of being BANKRUPT@3
EX 1
LEMMA bankruptcy
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 bankruptcies
DEF = an example of this
EX 1 There were many bankruptcies in the business world because it was hard to sell anything that year
LEMMA bankruptcy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = derog complete failure or inability to produce anything good
EX 1 the bankruptcy of the government's plans became clear when prices rose steeply
LEMMA banner
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 banners
DEF = lit a flag
EX 1
LEMMA banner
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 banners
DEF = a long piece of cloth on which a sign is painted, usu. carried between 2 poles
EX 1 The marchers' banners all said "We want work"
LEMMA banner headline
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zj
VAR 1 banners
DEF = a newspaper HEADLINE so big that it goes across several COLUMNs
EX 1
LEMMA bannock
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 bannocks
DEF = (in N Eng & Scot) a kind of flat homemade loaf or cake made of OATMEAL
EX 1
LEMMA bannock
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 bannocks
DEF = (in New England, US) a kind of flat homemade loaf or cake made of MAIZE
EX 1
LEMMA banns
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zi
VAR 1 bannses
DEF = a public declaration, esp. in church, of an intended marriage
EX 1
LEMMA banquet
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 banquets
DEF = a dinner for many people in honour of a special person or occasion, esp. one at which speeches are made
EX 1
LEMMA banquet
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 banquets
DEF = apprec a rich feast
EX 1 Everything you cook for me is a banquet, my dear
LEMMA banshee
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 ue
VAR 1 banshees
DEF = (esp. in Ireland) a spirit whose cry is believed to mean that there will be a death in the house
EX 1
LEMMA bantam
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bantams
DEF = any of various kinds of farm chicken, smaller than the standard kinds, but of which some of the males are fighters
EX 1
LEMMA bantamweight
POS n
FIELD1 gy
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 bantamweights
DEF = a boxer (BOX@4) who weighs more than 112 but not more than 118 pounds
EX 1
LEMMA banter
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = light joking talk
EX 1 The actress exchanged banter with reporters
LEMMA banyan
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 xh
VAR 1 banyans
DEF = a kind of fruit tree growing in India, whose branches grow down towards the ground and form new roots
EX 1
LEMMA baobab
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 y.
VAR 1 baobabs
DEF = a type of African tree with a very broad trunk
EX 1
LEMMA baptism
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a Christian religious ceremony in which a person is touched or covered with water to make him pure and show that he has been accepted as a member of the Church
EX 1
LEMMA baptism
POS n
FIELD1 rn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a ceremony in any other religion in which water is used to make people pure
EX 1
LEMMA baptism
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 baptisms
DEF = an example of these ceremonies
EX 1 There haven't been many baptisms in the village church this year
LEMMA baptist
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Baptists
DEF = a Christian who believes that BAPTISM should be only for people old enough to understand its meaning and that they should be covered completely with water
EX 1
LEMMA bar
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bars
DEF = a length of wood or stiff metal across a door, gate, or window to keep it firmly closed
EX 1
LEMMA bar
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bars
DEF = something that blocks things off or makes them difficult or impossible to do; BARRIER
EX 1
LEMMA bar
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bars
DEF = a piece of solid material that is longer than it is wide
EX 1 a bar of soap/chocolate/gold/iron
LEMMA bar
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bars
DEF = a bank of sand or stones under the water as in a river, parallel to a shore, at the entrance to a harbour, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA bar
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bars
DEF = a narrow band of colour or light
EX 1 bars of sunlight
LEMMA bar
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bars
DEF = (downward lines that mark off in writing) a few notes of music considered to form a group
EX 1 The new musical idea begins at the 50th bar
LEMMA bar
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bars
DEF = a narrow band of metal or cloth worn on a military uniform or MEDAL esp. to show rank, service, or good performance
EX 1
LEMMA bar
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bars
DEF = (in a court of law) a division marker between the part in which the business of the court is carried on and the part intended for the prisoner or the public
EX 1
LEMMA bar
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bars
DEF = something that may try or judge a person
EX 1 Your acts will be judged at the bar of public opinion
LEMMA bar
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bars
DEF = (room with) a COUNTER@1 where alcoholic drinks are sold (room with) a COUNTER@1 where food and drinks are served and eaten (room with) a COUNTER@1 where usu. cheap articles are offered for sale
EX 1 a hat bar
LEMMA bar
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Bars
DEF = BrE (the members of) the profession of BARRISTER
EX 1
LEMMA bar
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Bars
DEF = AmE (the members of) the profession of lawyer
EX 1
LEMMA barb
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barbs
DEF = the sharp point of a fish hook, arrow, etc., with a curved shape which prevents it from being easily pulled out
EX 1
LEMMA barbarian
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barbarians
DEF = a person without civilization, esp. one who is rude and wild in behaviour
EX 1 "The barbarians have conquered Rome!" he shouted. Only a barbarian like you would not like the work of such a great writer
LEMMA barbarism
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state of being BARBARIC
EX 1
LEMMA barbarism
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 barbarisms
DEF = the act of a BARBARIAN, esp. a mistake in the use of language
EX 1 Some words which used to be considered barbarisms are now acceptable
LEMMA barbarity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = cruelty of the worst kind
EX 1
LEMMA barbarity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barbarities
DEF = an example of this
EX 1 The barbarities of the last war must not be repeated
LEMMA barbecue
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 barbecues
DEF = a large framework on which to cook meat over an open fire, usu. outdoors
EX 1
LEMMA barbecue
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 barbecues
DEF = meat cooked in this way
EX 1 That was a really nice barbecue, John
LEMMA barbecue
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 barbecues
DEF = a feast or party at which meat is prepared in this way and eaten
EX 1
LEMMA barbed wire
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = wire with short sharp points in it
EX 1 a barbed-wire fence
LEMMA barbel
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 u.
VAR 1 barbels
DEF = any of various types of large European fresh-water fish
EX 1
LEMMA barber
POS n
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 barbers
DEF = a person (usu. a man) who cuts men's hair and SHAVEs them
EX 1
LEMMA barber's pole
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barber'ses
DEF = a pole with a red and white pattern going up it in a SPIRAL, often put outside a BARBER's shop as a sign
EX 1
LEMMA barbican
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 barbicans
DEF = something like a fort used for defence in former times, esp. a tower at a gate or bridge
EX 1
LEMMA bar billiards
POS n
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a game like BILLIARDS, but played on a smaller table and with a time limit after which balls are not returned
EX 1
LEMMA barbiturate
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 barbiturates
DEF = any of various chemical substances that calm the nerves and put people to sleep
EX 1
LEMMA barbiturate
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 nil
DEF = any of various chemical substances that calm the nerves and put people to sleep
EX 1
LEMMA barcarole
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ui
VAR 1 barcaroles
DEF = a piece of music like the songs of GONDOLIERs (=boatmen) in Venice), whose music has a beat like the beat of rowing
EX 1
LEMMA bard
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bards
DEF = a poet
EX 1
LEMMA bargain
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bargains
DEF = an agreement, esp. one to do something in return for something else
EX 1 He made a bargain with his wife: "You cook and I'll wash up"
LEMMA bargain
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bargains
DEF = something that can be or has been bought for less than its real value
EX 1 These good shoes are a real bargain at such a low price
LEMMA barge
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 barges
DEF = a large low boat with a flat bottom, used mainly for carrying heavy goods on a CANAL or river
EX 1
LEMMA barge
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 barges
DEF = a motorboat carried by ships of the navy for the use of officers of high rank
EX 1
LEMMA barge
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 barges
DEF = a large rowing boat used chiefly on rivers for important people on ceremonial occasions
EX 1
LEMMA bargee
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bargees
DEF = a man who is in charge of a BARGE, esp. on a CANAL
EX 1
LEMMA barge pole
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 barges
DEF = a long pole used in pushing along and guiding a BARGE
EX 1
LEMMA baritone
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 baritones
DEF = (a man with) the male singing voice lower than TENOR and higher than BASS
EX 1
LEMMA barium
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a soft silver-white metal that is a simple substance (ELEMENT (6)) and is found only in combination with other substances
EX 1
LEMMA barium meal
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bariums
DEF = a chemical substance that people drink before they have X-RAYs, so that their inner organs will show up more clearly
EX 1
LEMMA bark
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barks
DEF = the sound made by a dog
EX 1
LEMMA bark
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barks
DEF = a sound like this
EX 1 the bark of the guns
LEMMA bark
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barks
DEF = a voice like this, or words spoken in such a voice
EX 1 He always speaks in an angry bark
LEMMA bark
POS n
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the strong outer covering of a tree
EX 1
LEMMA bark
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 barks
DEF = a sailing ship with 3 MASTs, having square sails on the first 2 and a 3-cornered sail on the 3rd
EX 1
LEMMA bark
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 barks
DEF = often lit a small sailing ship of any type
EX 1
LEMMA barker
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 barkers
DEF = a person (usu. a man) who stands outside a place of public amusement (esp. in a CIRCUS) shouting to people to come in
EX 1
LEMMA barley
POS n
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a grasslike grain plant grown as a food crop for people and cattle, and also used in the making of beer and SPIRITs
EX 1
LEMMA barleycorn
POS n
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 barleycorns
DEF = a grain of BARLEY
EX 1
LEMMA barley sugar
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 barleys
DEF = a kind of sweet formerly made with BARLEY
EX 1 I'd like a barley sugar/a stick of barley sugar, please
LEMMA barley sugar
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a kind of sweet formerly made with BARLEY
EX 1 I'd like a barley sugar/a stick of barley sugar, please
LEMMA barley water
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a drink made from PEARL BARLEY
EX 1
LEMMA barley wine
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a very strong beer
EX 1
LEMMA barmaid
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 barmaids
DEF = a female BARMAN
EX 1
LEMMA barmaid
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 barmaids
DEF = a female BARMAN
EX 1
LEMMA barman
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 barmans
DEF = a man who serves drinks in a BAR@1 (10)
EX 1
LEMMA barman
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 barmans
DEF = a man who serves drinks in a BAR@1 (10)
EX 1
LEMMA bar mitzvah
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zj
VAR 1 bars
DEF = also bar mitzvah boy /'- "-- -/_ a Jewish boy who at 13 has reached the age of religious duty and responsibility
EX 1
LEMMA bar mitzvah
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zj
VAR 1 bars
DEF = the Jewish religious ceremony that recognizes a boy as a BAR MITZVAH (1)
EX 1
LEMMA barn
POS n
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ac
VAR 1 barns
DEF = a farm building for storing crops and food for animals
EX 1
LEMMA barn
POS n
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ac
VAR 1 barns
DEF = esp. AmE a farm building for crops, food for animals, and the animals themselves
EX 1
LEMMA barn
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 barns
DEF = a big bare plain building
EX 1 You would never get me to live in a great barn of a house like that!
LEMMA barnacle
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 barnacles
DEF = a small SHELLFISH which collects in large numbers on rocks, on wood under water, and on the bottoms of ships, and which is hard to remove
EX 1
LEMMA barnacle
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barnacles
DEF = someone who stays close to another person, or who is unwilling to leave
EX 1
LEMMA barn dance
POS n
FIELD1 da
FIELD2 qu
VAR 1 barns
DEF = a gay social gathering at which country dances are performed, originally held in a BARN
EX 1
LEMMA barn dance
POS n
FIELD1 da
FIELD2 qu
VAR 1 barns
DEF = esp. BrE a type of country dance performed at these gatherings
EX 1
LEMMA barn door
POS n
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 barns
DEF = the large door of a BARN
EX 1
LEMMA barnyard
POS n
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 barnyards
DEF = a yard on a farm, usu. enclosed by a fence, with BARNs and perhaps other buildings round it
EX 1
LEMMA barograph
POS n
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 barographs
DEF = a BAROMETER that represents changes in the air pressure as a line on paper
EX 1
LEMMA barometer
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 barometers
DEF = an instrument for measuring the pressure of the air in order to help to judge probable changes in the weather or to calculate height above sea level
EX 1
LEMMA barometer
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barometers
DEF = something or someone that shows changes in public opinion
EX 1
LEMMA baron
POS n
FIELD1 or
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 barons
DEF = (in Britain) (the title of) a nobleman with the lowest rank in the House of Lords
EX 1
LEMMA baron
POS n
FIELD1 or
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 barons
DEF = (in Britain) (the title of) a nobleman with the lowest rank in the House of Lords
EX 1
LEMMA baron
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 barons
DEF = esp. AmE (often in comb.) a very important and powerful businessman
EX 1 an oil baron a cattle baron
LEMMA baroness
POS n
FIELD1 or
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 baronesses
DEF = (in Britain) (the title of) a woman who is the wife of a BARON, or (in Britain) (the title of) a woman who is of noble rank in her own right
EX 1
LEMMA baroness
POS n
FIELD1 or
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 baronesses
DEF = (in Britain) (the title of) a woman who is the wife of a BARON, or (in Britain) (the title of) a woman who is of noble rank in her own right
EX 1
LEMMA baronet
POS n
FIELD1 or
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 baronets
DEF = (in Britain) (the rank of honour of) a KNIGHT@1 (2) whose title passes on to his son when he dies
EX 1
LEMMA baronetcy
POS n
FIELD1 or
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 baronetcies
DEF = (in Britain) the rank of a BARONET
EX 1 A baronetcy is a rank of honour. Several new baronetcies were made public in the New Year's Honours List
LEMMA barony
POS n
FIELD1 or
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 baronies
DEF = (in Britain) the rank of a BARON
EX 1
LEMMA baroque
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 hi
VAR 1 baroques
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 n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 hi
VAR 1 baroques
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 n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 baroques
DEF = (of buildings and works of art, music and literature) greatly, perhaps too greatly, ornamented
EX 1
LEMMA bar parlour
POS n
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 en
VAR 1 bars
DEF = a room in an inn where private conversations may be held
EX 1
LEMMA barque
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 barques
DEF = BARK@5
EX 1
LEMMA barracks
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 barrackses
DEF = a building or group of buildings that soldiers live in
EX 1
LEMMA barracks
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 barrackses
DEF = a building or group of buildings that soldiers live in
EX 1
LEMMA barracks
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barrackses
DEF = a big bare plain usu. ugly building; BARN (3)
EX 1 You can't expect me to live in a barracks like that!
LEMMA barracks
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barrackses
DEF = a big bare plain usu. ugly building; BARN (3)
EX 1 You can't expect me to live in a barracks like that!
LEMMA barracuda
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 5.
VAR 1 barracudas
DEF = any of several types of large fierce flesh-eating fish that live in warm seas
EX 1
LEMMA barrage
POS n
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 barrages
DEF = a manmade BAR@1 (4) built across a river usu. to provide water for farming
EX 1
LEMMA barrage
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 barrages
DEF = the firing of a number of heavy guns at once so that the exploding shells fall well forward in a line behind which soldiers are protected as they advance upon the enemy
EX 1
LEMMA barrage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barrages
DEF = (of speech or writing) a large number of things put forward at almost the same time or very quickly one after the other
EX 1 a barrage of questions
LEMMA barrel
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barrels
DEF = a round wooden container with curved sides and a flat top and bottom
EX 1 a beer barrel
LEMMA barrel
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barrels
DEF = also barrelful /-fUl/_ the amount of liquid contained in a barrel
EX 1
LEMMA barrel
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barrels
DEF = infml a great quantity
EX 1 a barrel/barrels of money
LEMMA barrel
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barrels
DEF = a part of something that serves as a container and has the shape of a tube or CYLINDER
EX 1
LEMMA barrel organ
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 en
VAR 1 barrels
DEF = a big round musical instrument worked by machinery, which produces a sound rather like that of an ORGAN, is played usu. by turning a handle, can be moved from place to place, is played usu. by street musicians for money
EX 1
LEMMA barricade
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 barricades
DEF = a quickly-built wall of trees, earth, bricks, etc., put across a way or passage to block the advance of the enemy
EX 1
LEMMA barricades
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 barricadeses
DEF = a field or subject where there are sharp disagreements
EX 1 She fought on the barricades for women's rights
LEMMA barrier
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barriers
DEF = something placed in the way in order to prevent or help to control people or things entering or moving forward
EX 1 The police put up barriers to control the crowd. Deserts and high mountains have always been a barrier to the movement of people (fig.) The colour of one's skin should be no barrier to success in life
LEMMA barrister
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 barristers
DEF = (esp. in England) a lawyer who has the right of speaking and arguing in the higher courts of law
EX 1
LEMMA barrow
POS n
FIELD1 ar
FIELD2 u.
VAR 1 barrows
DEF = TUMULUS
EX 1
LEMMA barrow
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barrows
DEF = a small HANDCART, with one or 2 wheels
EX 1
LEMMA barrow
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barrows
DEF = a larger object with usu. 4 wheels, on which things are put to be sold in street markets
EX 1
LEMMA barrow
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barrows
DEF = WHEELBARROW
EX 1
LEMMA barrow boy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barrows
DEF = a man or boy who sells things from a BARROW@2 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA bar sinister
POS n
FIELD1 he
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bars
DEF = a mark (as on a shield) showing that someone was born of unmarried parents
EX 1
LEMMA bar sinister
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bars
DEF = lit or euph the fact or condition of being born of unmarried parents
EX 1
LEMMA bartender
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bartenders
DEF = BARMAN
EX 1
LEMMA bartender
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bartenders
DEF = BARMAN
EX 1
LEMMA barter
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the exchange of goods for goods rather than goods for money
EX 1
LEMMA basalt
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of dark greenish-black IGNEOUS rock
EX 1
LEMMA base
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bases
DEF = the bottom of something; the part of a thing on which the thing stands
EX 1 the base of a mountain/building/machine/pillar
LEMMA base
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bases
DEF = the starting point of something; the part from which something develops or originates
EX 1 the base of the thumb is where it joins the hand
LEMMA base
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bases
DEF = a centre from which a start is made in an activity, often one where supplies are kept and plans are made
EX 1 After we had reached the top of the mountain, we returned to our base camp
LEMMA base
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bases
DEF = a military camp, esp. one intended to remain in use for some time
EX 1
LEMMA base
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bases
DEF = (esp. in politics) a group or area favourable to a person, political party, plan, etc.
EX 1 How can she rise to power without a base (of support) in the working class?
LEMMA base
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 bases
DEF = (in MATHEMATICS) a line on which a figure stands
EX 1 Draw a square on the base (line) "xy" as in the picture
LEMMA base
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bases
DEF = a line from which to calculate the distances and positions of distant points
EX 1
LEMMA base
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bases
DEF = tech the number in relation to which a number system or table is built up
EX 1 The imaginary number e is the base of the system of natural LOGARITHMs. Ordinary numbers use base 10, but many COMPUTERs work to base 2
LEMMA base
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 si
VAR 1 bases
DEF = the main part or substance of a mixture
EX 1 Several kinds of soup can be made using this vegetable base
LEMMA base
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bases
DEF = (in chemistry) a substance which combines with an acid to form a salt
EX 1
LEMMA base
POS n
FIELD1 bb
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bases
DEF = (in the game of BASEBALL) any (esp. the first 3) of the 4 points which a player must touch in order to make a run
EX 1
LEMMA baseball
POS n
FIELD1 bb
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a game played with a BAT and ball between 2 teams of 9 players each on a large field of which the centre is 4 BASEs@1 (11) that a player must touch in order to SCORE a run
EX 1 a baseball player/team Baseball is the national game of the US
LEMMA baseball
POS n
FIELD1 bb
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 baseballs
DEF = the ball used in this game
EX 1
LEMMA baseboard
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 baseboards
DEF = SKIRTING BOARD
EX 1
LEMMA baseline
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 baselines
DEF = a line serving as a base
EX 1
LEMMA baseline
POS n
FIELD1 nt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 baselines
DEF = the back line at each end of a court in various games, such as tennis
EX 1
LEMMA basement
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 basements
DEF = a room or rooms in a house which are below street level
EX 1
LEMMA base metal
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 bases
DEF = a metal (like iron, lead, etc.) which is not regarded as precious (like gold or silver)
EX 1
LEMMA bash
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bashes
DEF = a hard or fierce blow
EX 1 He gave him a bash on the nose
LEMMA basic english
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zx
VAR 1 Basics
DEF = an international form of English worked out by C. K. Ogden, which uses a very small number of words to express a large number of ideas
EX 1
LEMMA basics
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 basicses
DEF = the simplest but most important parts of something usu. not material
EX 1 the basis of education (reading, writing, and simple calculations)
LEMMA basil
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of sweet-smelling plant sometimes used in cooking
EX 1
LEMMA basilica
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 basilicas
DEF = (in ancient Rome) a long room round at one end with a roof resting on 2 lines of stone supports, used for law purposes
EX 1
LEMMA basilica
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 basilicas
DEF = a ROMAN CATHOLIC church with special ceremonial rights, esp. a church with a form like this
EX 1 St Peter's Basilica is the largest ROMAN CATHOLIC church
LEMMA basilisk
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 my
VAR 1 basilisks
DEF = an imaginary snakelike creature, whose breath and look were thought to be able to kill
EX 1 (fig.) She gave him a basilisk look, and then walked away
LEMMA basilisk
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 q5
VAR 1 basilisks
DEF = any of several kinds of LIZARD of South America with a hollow growth on their heads and back that they can fill with air
EX 1
LEMMA basin
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 basins
DEF = a round hollow vessel, much wider than it is deep, for holding water or other liquid; bowl
EX 1
LEMMA basin
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 basins
DEF = a round open container for various kinds of food
EX 1
LEMMA basin
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 basins
DEF = a hollow place containing water, or where water collects
EX 1 the basin of a FOUNTAIN
LEMMA basin
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 basins
DEF = a circular or egg-shaped valley; all that area of country from which water runs down into a river
EX 1 the Amazon Basin is very large
LEMMA basin
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 basins
DEF = tech a formation where the lines of rock all slope inwards towards the centre
EX 1
LEMMA basin
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 basins
DEF = the deep part of a harbour almost surrounded by land
EX 1
LEMMA basin
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 basins
DEF = a wide part of a CANAL where boats can be tied up
EX 1
LEMMA basis
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 basises
DEF = that from which something (usu. not material) is started, built, developed, or calculated
EX 1 What is the basis of/for your opinion?
LEMMA basis
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 basises
DEF = the most necessary or important part of something such as a mixture
EX 1 The basis of this drink is orange juice
LEMMA basket
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 baskets
DEF = a usu. light container which is made of bent sticks or other such material and used for carrying things
EX 1
LEMMA basket
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 baskets
DEF = the contents of a basket
EX 1 Several baskets of fruit were eaten at the party
LEMMA basket
POS n
FIELD1 bk
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 baskets
DEF = an open net fixed to a metal ring high up off the ground, through which players try to throw the ball in the game of BASKETBALL
EX 1
LEMMA basket
POS n
FIELD1 bk
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 baskets
DEF = a point as counted in the game of BASKETBALL
EX 1 George Mikan made 102 baskets in the game last night!
LEMMA basketball
POS n
FIELD1 bk
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a usu. indoor game between 2 teams of usu. 5 players each, in which each team tries to throw a large ball through the other team's BASKET (3)
EX 1
LEMMA basketball
POS n
FIELD1 bk
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 basketballs
DEF = the ball used in this game
EX 1
LEMMA basketful
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 basketfuls
DEF = BASKET (2)
EX 1
LEMMA basketry
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = also basket weav.ing /"-- '--/_ the art of making baskets and other such things
EX 1
LEMMA basketry
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = objects produced by this art
EX 1
LEMMA basketwork
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = BASKETRY (2)
EX 1
LEMMA bas-relief
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a form of art in which figures are cut out of the stone or wood surface of a wall so that they stand out slightly from the background, which has been cut away
EX 1
LEMMA bas-relief
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bas-reliefs
DEF = an example of this kind of art
EX 1 a beautiful bas-relief
LEMMA bass
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 basses
DEF = any of many kinds of fresh-water or salt-water fish that have prickly skins and that can be eaten
EX 1
LEMMA bass
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 basses
DEF = (a man with) the lowest male singing voice
EX 1
LEMMA bass
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 basses
DEF = also bass line /"- -/_ the lowest part in written music
EX 1
LEMMA bass
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 basses
DEF = a deep voice
EX 1
LEMMA bass
POS n
FIELD1 mn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 basses
DEF = DOUBLE BASS
EX 1
LEMMA bass clef
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 basses
DEF = (in music) a sign (\mx\) showing that the following musical notes are lower in PITCH than MIDDLE C
EX 1
LEMMA basset
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bassets
DEF = a type of sporting dog with a long body, short legs, and large ears, used at one time for hunting BADGERs
EX 1
LEMMA basset horn
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bassets
DEF = a type of early musical instrument that is played by blowing and sounds rather like a CLARINET
EX 1
LEMMA bassinet
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bassinets
DEF = a baby's bed that looks like a basket, often with a covering at one end
EX 1
LEMMA bassinet
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bassinets
DEF = a babycarriage (PRAM) like this in appearance
EX 1
LEMMA bassoon
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bassoons
DEF = a type of musical instrument, made of wood and played by blowing through a double REED (2) that makes a deep sound
EX 1
LEMMA bast
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the inner skin, like a mass of threads, from certain trees, used for making floor-coverings, baskets, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA bastard
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 bastards
DEF = a child of unmarried parents
EX 1
LEMMA bastard
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bastards
DEF = sl a man that one strongly dislikes
EX 1 I'm going to get (=hurt, punish) you, you bastard!
LEMMA bastard
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bastards
DEF = sl a man that one strongly dislikes
EX 1 I'm going to get (=hurt, punish) you, you bastard!
LEMMA bastard
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bastards
DEF = sl a man; fellow
EX 1 That dirty/lucky bastard!
LEMMA bastard
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bastards
DEF = sl a man; fellow
EX 1 That dirty/lucky bastard!
LEMMA bastard
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bastards
DEF = sl a man; fellow
EX 1 That dirty/lucky bastard!
LEMMA bastard
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bastards
DEF = sl a man; fellow
EX 1 That dirty/lucky bastard!
LEMMA bastardy
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state of being a BASTARD@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA bastinado
POS n
FIELD1 sm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bastinados
DEF = a beating with a heavy stick, esp. across the bottoms of the feet as a punishment
EX 1
LEMMA bastion
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ac
VAR 1 bastions
DEF = a part of the wall of a castle or fort that stands out from the main part
EX 1
LEMMA bastion
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bastions
DEF = apprec an especially strong point in defence
EX 1 a bastion of freedom during the war
LEMMA bat
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ga
VAR 1 bats
DEF = any of several types of specially shaped wooden stick used for hitting the ball in various games
EX 1
LEMMA bat
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bats
DEF = a strong solid stick
EX 1
LEMMA bat
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bats
DEF = a sharp blow
EX 1
LEMMA bat
POS n
FIELD1 ck
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bats
DEF = BATSMAN
EX 1 one of the best bats in the game today
LEMMA bat
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bats
DEF = any of several kinds of flying mouselike animals that usu. eat insects or fruit and are active at night
EX 1
LEMMA batch
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 batches
DEF = infml a set; group
EX 1 a batch of orders several batches of letters
LEMMA batch
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 2c
VAR 1 batches
DEF = a quantity of material or number of things to be heated or cooked at one time
EX 1 a batch of bread/loaves
LEMMA bath
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 baths
DEF = an act of washing one's whole body at one time
EX 1 to (BrE) have/(AmE) take a bath
LEMMA bath
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 baths
DEF = water for a bath
EX 1 to get into a cold bath (fig.) a steam bath (fig.) a bath of sunshine
LEMMA bath
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 baths
DEF = also (esp. AmE) bathtub_ a container in which one sits to wash the whole body
EX 1 A solid gold bath!_I can't believe it
LEMMA bath
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 baths
DEF = BATHROOM
EX 1 2 bedrooms, kitchen, and bath
LEMMA bath
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 baths
DEF = tech liquid in a container, which is used for some special purpose
EX 1 a chemical bath an eyebath
LEMMA bath
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 baths
DEF = the quality or state of being covered with a liquid
EX 1 in a bath of SWEAT
LEMMA bath chair
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 baths
DEF = (sometimes cap. B) a wheeled chair with a covering for the top and sometimes for the sides, in which sick people can be pushed from place to place
EX 1
LEMMA bathe
POS n
FIELD1 wa
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 bathes
DEF = the act of going into a body of water or swimming pool to bathe or swim
EX 1 Let's go for a bathe on this glorious day
LEMMA bathing
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act or practice of going into water to bathe or swim
EX 1 Mixed bathing (=by men and women) is allowed in this swimming pool
LEMMA bathing beauty
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bathings
DEF = a pretty girl dressed for bathing, esp. in a way that leaves the arms and legs uncovered
EX 1
LEMMA bathing cap
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 wa
VAR 1 bathings
DEF = a tight-fitting rubber cap worn esp. by women to keep their hair dry when swimming
EX 1
LEMMA bathing machine
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 bathings
DEF = (in former times) a kind of moveable wooden hut placed in or near the sea to allow bathers to change clothes without being seen
EX 1
LEMMA bathing suit
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 wa
VAR 1 bathings
DEF = the type of clothing worn by women for bathing or swimming
EX 1 a beautiful new bathing suit
LEMMA bath mat
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 baths
DEF = a usu. washable mat used in a BATHROOM (if of rubber, within the bath itself; if of cloth, beside the bath)
EX 1
LEMMA bathos
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a sudden change from very beautiful or noble ideas, words, etc., to very common or foolish ones
EX 1 A bit of unintentional bathos spoiled the effect of his poem
LEMMA bathrobe
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bathrobes
DEF = a loose garment (usu. made of a material that takes in water easily) worn before and after bathing esp. by men
EX 1
LEMMA bathrobe
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bathrobes
DEF = AmE a DRESSING GOWN, esp. as worn by men
EX 1
LEMMA bathroom
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bathrooms
DEF = BrE a room containing a BATH@1 (3) (and possibly a TOILET)
EX 1
LEMMA bathroom
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bathrooms
DEF = AmE a room containing a TOILET (and possibly a BATH@1 (3))
EX 1 Is there a bathroom in this restaurant?
LEMMA baths
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bathses
DEF = a public building with one or more rooms used for bathing or swimming
EX 1 the public baths
LEMMA baths
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bathses
DEF = a public building with one or more rooms used for bathing or swimming
EX 1 the public baths
LEMMA bathtub
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bathtubs
DEF = BATH@1 (3)
EX 1
LEMMA bathysphere
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zo
VAR 1 bathyspheres
DEF = a strong steel container used for going deep into the sea
EX 1
LEMMA batik
POS n
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a way of printing coloured patterns on cloth (usu. cotton cloth) by putting wax on the part not to be coloured, and melting it off afterwards
EX 1
LEMMA batik
POS n
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = cloth ornamented in this way
EX 1
LEMMA batiste
POS n
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = thin fine cloth made of cotton or LINEN
EX 1
LEMMA batman
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 batmans
DEF = (in the armed services) an officer's personal servant
EX 1
LEMMA baton
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 batons
DEF = a short thin stick used by a leader of music (CONDUCTOR) to show the beat of the music
EX 1
LEMMA baton
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 batons
DEF = a short stick showing that the person who carries it has some special office or rank
EX 1
LEMMA baton
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 batons
DEF = a short thick stick used as a weapon by a policeman
EX 1
LEMMA baton
POS n
FIELD1 tf
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 batons
DEF = a hollow tube passed by one member of a team of runners to the next runner
EX 1
LEMMA baton
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 batons
DEF = a hollow metal rod usu. with a ball at one end, used for show by the leader of a public ceremonial march (PARADE)
EX 1
LEMMA batsman
POS n
FIELD1 ck
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 batsmans
DEF = the player in cricket who tries to hit the ball with a BAT@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA battalion
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 battalions
DEF = a group of usu. 500-1,000 soldiers trained for a particular kind of fighting, and made up of usu. 4 or more companies (COMPANY (5))
EX 1
LEMMA batten
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 battens
DEF = a long board used for fastening other pieces of wood
EX 1
LEMMA batter
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a mixture of flour, eggs, and milk, beaten together and used in cooking
EX 1
LEMMA batter
POS n
FIELD1 bb
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 batters
DEF = a person who BATs, esp. in BASEBALL
EX 1
LEMMA battering ram
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 hi
VAR 1 batterings
DEF = (in former times) a large heavy log with an iron end, used in war for breaking through the doors and walls of castles and towns
EX 1
LEMMA battery
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 batteries
DEF = a number of big guns together with the men and officers who serve them; set of guns mounted in a warship or fort
EX 1
LEMMA battery
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 batteries
DEF = a piece of apparatus for producing electricity, consisting of a group of connected electric CELLs
EX 1
LEMMA battery
POS n
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ah
VAR 1 batteries
DEF = a line of small boxes in which hens are kept and specially treated so that they will grow fast and lay eggs frequently
EX 1 battery hens
LEMMA battery
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 batteries
DEF = a group or set of things like tools, kitchen containers, knives, etc., that are kept together
EX 1 She had a battery of cooking pots in her kitchen
LEMMA battery
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 batteries
DEF = a number of things of the same kind with which a person must deal
EX 1 He faced a battery of newspaper cameras/of questions
LEMMA battery
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = law striking another person (esp. in the phr. assault and battery)
EX 1 guilty of battery
LEMMA batting crease
POS n
FIELD1 ck
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 battings
DEF = POPPING CREASE
EX 1
LEMMA battle
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 battles
DEF = a fight between enemies or opposing groups; a struggle
EX 1 the Battle of Waterloo a battle between 2 lions I can't fight all your battles for you
LEMMA battle
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = fighting; struggling
EX 1 They died in battle. They gave battle to the enemy
LEMMA battle
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 battles
DEF = the victory
EX 1 In life the battle is not always to the strong, but often to the person who works hardest
LEMMA battleaxe
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 battleaxes
DEF = a kind of heavy axe, formerly used as a weapon
EX 1
LEMMA battleaxe
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 battleaxes
DEF = infml a fierce and forceful, often unpleasant woman
EX 1
LEMMA battle cruiser
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 battles
DEF = a type of large fast warship with heavy guns, but with lighter armour than a BATTLESHIP
EX 1
LEMMA battlefield
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 battlefields
DEF = a place at which a battle is or has been fought
EX 1
LEMMA battlefield
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 battlefields
DEF = an area of strong disagreement
EX 1 Wages will be a political battlefield in the coming year
LEMMA battlements
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zf
VAR 1 battlementses
DEF = a low wall round the flat roof of a castle or fort, with spaces to shoot through
EX 1
LEMMA battlements
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 battlementses
DEF = the roof behind this wall
EX 1
LEMMA battle royal
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 el
VAR 1 battles
DEF = a fierce battle or struggle
EX 1
LEMMA battleship
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 battleships
DEF = the largest kind of warship, with the biggest guns and heaviest armour
EX 1
LEMMA bauble
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 baubles
DEF = a cheap jewel
EX 1
LEMMA bauble
POS n
FIELD1 jw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 baubles
DEF = something pretty, bright, and ornamental, but of little real value
EX 1 Wealth and social position are only baubles; we cannot take them with us when we die
LEMMA baulk
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 baulks
DEF = BALK@1\,\@2
EX 1
LEMMA bauxite
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the clay (ORE) from which the metal ALUMINIUM is made
EX 1
LEMMA bawd
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bawds
DEF = a person in charge of PROSTITUTEs@2
EX 1
LEMMA bawdy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bawdies
DEF = fun(ny) about sex
EX 1 bawdy jokes
LEMMA bawdy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = fun(ny) about sex
EX 1 bawdy jokes
LEMMA bawdy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bawdies
DEF = fun(ny) about sex
EX 1 bawdy jokes
LEMMA bay
POS n
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bays
DEF = (a horse whose colour is) reddish-brown
EX 1
LEMMA bay
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bays
DEF = any of several trees like the LAUREL, whose leaves are sweet-smelling when crushed, and may be used in cooking
EX 1
LEMMA bay
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bays
DEF = any one of the chief parts into which a building or hall is divided
EX 1 In the library, the books on history are all kept in one bay
LEMMA bay
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bays
DEF = a part of the floor or roof between 2 main beams or pillars
EX 1
LEMMA bay
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bays
DEF = a part of a room which stands out from the rest
EX 1
LEMMA bay
POS n
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 bays
DEF = the deep cry or BARK made by a hunting dog (a HOUND)
EX 1
LEMMA bay
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bays
DEF = (often cap. as part of a name) a wide opening along a coast; part of the sea or of a large lake enclosed in a curve of the land
EX 1 Botany Bay (Australia) the Bay of Biscay
LEMMA bay leaf
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bays
DEF = a leaf of the BAY@2, used for adding taste in cooking
EX 1
LEMMA bayonet
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 kl
VAR 1 bayonets
DEF = a long knife fixed to the end of a soldier's gun (RIFLE)
EX 1
LEMMA bayou
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 qu
VAR 1 bayous
DEF = (esp. in the south-eastern US) any of various bodies of water with slow current and lots of water plants
EX 1
LEMMA bay rum
POS n
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a sweet-smelling liquid obtained by mixing the juice of the BAY LEAF with an alcoholic spirit made from sugar
EX 1
LEMMA bay tree
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bays
DEF = BAY@2
EX 1
LEMMA bay window
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bays
DEF = a window built outwards from the wall, often 3-sided, and built up from the ground
EX 1
LEMMA bazaar
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 z3
VAR 1 bazaars
DEF = (in Eastern countries) a marketplace or a group of shops
EX 1
LEMMA bazaar
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 bazaars
DEF = (in English-speaking countries) a sale to get money for some good purpose
EX 1 a church/hospital bazaar
LEMMA bazooka
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 bazookas
DEF = a type of long light gun that rests on the shoulder when fired and is used esp. against TANKs (2)
EX 1
LEMMA beach
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beaches
DEF = a shore of an ocean, sea, or lake or the bank of a river covered by sand, smooth stones, or larger pieces of rock
EX 1
LEMMA beach
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beaches
DEF = a seashore area, esp. one used for swimming and sunbathing
EX 1
LEMMA beach ball
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beaches
DEF = a large light ball, filled with air, for use at the BEACH@1
EX 1
LEMMA beach buggy
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 beaches
DEF = a motor vehicle with very large tyres for use on sand BEACHes
EX 1
LEMMA beachcomber
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beachcombers
DEF = a person who lives on or near the BEACH@1 and has no regular job
EX 1
LEMMA beachcomber
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beachcombers
DEF = a long rolling wave coming in to a BEACH from the ocean
EX 1
LEMMA beachhead
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beachheads
DEF = a strong position (usu. on a BEACH@1) prepared by an attacking army that has landed, and from which it will try to advance further
EX 1
LEMMA beachwear
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 en
VAR 1 nil
DEF = clothing for wearing at a BEACH@1
EX 1
LEMMA beacon
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beacons
DEF = a signal fire commonly on a hill, tower, or pole
EX 1
LEMMA beacon
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beacons
DEF = a tall object or a light on or near the shore, to act as a guide or warning to sailors
EX 1
LEMMA beacon
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beacons
DEF = (in Britain) BELISHA BEACON
EX 1
LEMMA beacon
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beacons
DEF = a flashing light to warn airmen of heights or to guide them at an airport
EX 1
LEMMA beacon
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beacons
DEF = someone or something that provides guidance or sets a high standard to be followed
EX 1 The life of that great woman should be a beacon to us all
LEMMA bead
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beads
DEF = a small ball of glass or other material with a hole through it for a string or wire, worn with others on a thread, esp. round the neck, for ornament
EX 1 She was wearing a string of green beads
LEMMA bead
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beads
DEF = any small body or drops of liquid in the shape of a ball
EX 1 beads of blood/of SWEAT
LEMMA bead curtain
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beads
DEF = a curtain made by hanging side by side a large number of strings of BEADs
EX 1
LEMMA beading
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beadings
DEF = a long narrow patterned piece of wood used for ornamenting walls, furniture, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA beading
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a long narrow patterned piece of wood used for ornamenting walls, furniture, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA beadle
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beadles
DEF = an officer who in former times helped a priest in keeping order in church, in giving money to the poor, etc., and today may walk with the head (MAYOR) of a town on important occasions
EX 1
LEMMA beadle
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ub
VAR 1 beadles
DEF = (in some British universities) a uniformed officer who may lead university processions and/or help to keep order, provide information, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA beagle
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beagles
DEF = a type of dog (a HOUND) with short legs, smooth hair, and large ears, used in the hunting of HAREs (like large rabbits) when the hunters are on foot rather than on horseback
EX 1
LEMMA beagling
POS n
FIELD1 hf
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 nil
DEF = hunting HAREs with BEAGLEs
EX 1
LEMMA beak
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beaks
DEF = the hard horny mouth of a bird, a TURTLE, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA beak
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beaks
DEF = anything pointed and sticking out like this, such as a person's hooked nose anything pointed and sticking out like this, such as the pointed front end of a warship of former times, used as an attacking weapon
EX 1
LEMMA beak
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ua
VAR 1 beaks
DEF = a judge in a lower court of law; MAGISTRATE
EX 1
LEMMA beak
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ua
VAR 1 beaks
DEF = a schoolmaster, esp. the headmaster of a school
EX 1
LEMMA beaker
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beakers
DEF = a drinking cup with a wide mouth and usu. no handle
EX 1
LEMMA beaker
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 beakers
DEF = a small glass cup shaped for pouring, as used in a chemical LABORATORY
EX 1
LEMMA beaker
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beakers
DEF = also beakerful_ the contents of such a vessel
EX 1
LEMMA be-all and end-all
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 be-alls
DEF = the most important thing
EX 1 Dearest, you are the be-all and end-all of my life!
LEMMA be-all and end-all
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 be-alls
DEF = the one thing that does the whole job
EX 1 If only this one action could be the be-all and the end-all of the whole affair!
LEMMA beam
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 na
VAR 1 beams
DEF = a large long heavy piece of wood (usu. square), esp. one of the main ones used to support a building or to go from one side of a ship to the other
EX 1
LEMMA beam
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beams
DEF = the main bar of a weighing scales
EX 1
LEMMA beam
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beams
DEF = the long pole in front of a carriage, to which the horses are fastened
EX 1
LEMMA beam
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zo
VAR 1 beams
DEF = a line of light shining out from some bright object
EX 1
LEMMA beam
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 beams
DEF = radio waves sent out along a narrow path in one direction only, often to guide aircraft
EX 1
LEMMA beam
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beams
DEF = a bright look or smile
EX 1 "How nice to see you!" she said, with a beam of welcome
LEMMA bean
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beans
DEF = a seed of any of various upright climbing plants, esp. one that can be used as food
EX 1
LEMMA bean
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beans
DEF = a plant bearing these seeds
EX 1
LEMMA bean
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beans
DEF = a long container of these seeds (a POD), itself used as food when not yet fully grown
EX 1
LEMMA bean
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beans
DEF = a seed of certain other plants, from which food or drink can be made
EX 1 coffee beans
LEMMA bean
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beans
DEF = sl head; brain
EX 1 Use your bean, man!
LEMMA bean
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beans
DEF = infml a valueless thing
EX 1 I don't care a bean. It's not worth a bean/a row of beans
LEMMA bean
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beans
DEF = sl the smallest possible coin
EX 1 I haven't a bean, so I can't pay you
LEMMA beanpole
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beanpoles
DEF = a pole used for supporting the plants of the taller kinds of bean
EX 1
LEMMA beanpole
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beanpoles
DEF = infml a very tall thin person
EX 1
LEMMA beanstalk
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beanstalks
DEF = a tall stem of a bean plant
EX 1 Most English-speaking children know the story "Jack and the Beanstalk"
LEMMA bear
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bears
DEF = any of various kinds of usu. large and heavy animals with thick rough fur that usu. eat fruit and insects as well as flesh
EX 1
LEMMA bear
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
DEF = a rough, bad-mannered, bad-tempered man
EX 1 She's nice but her husband is such a bear that nobody likes him
LEMMA bear
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bears
DEF = (on the STOCK EXCHANGE) a person who keeps selling shares so as to lower the price, and at last buys back at a lower price a larger amount than that sold
EX 1
LEMMA beard
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beards
DEF = hair on the face below the mouth, often including the jaws, chin, and neck
EX 1 Men and goats have beards. John no longer wears a beard
LEMMA beard
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beards
DEF = long hairs on a plant, as on BARLEY
EX 1
LEMMA bearer
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bearers
DEF = fml a person who bears or carries
EX 1 Please help the bearer of this letter. the flagbearer
LEMMA bearer
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bearers
DEF = a person who helps to carry the body at a funeral
EX 1
LEMMA bearer
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bearers
DEF = a person who holds a note or cheque for the payment of money to himself
EX 1 The note says "payable to bearer on demand"
LEMMA bearer
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bearers
DEF = esp. Ind. & PakE a male servant
EX 1
LEMMA bearer
POS n
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 bearers
DEF = (usu. in combs.) a fruit-producing tree or plant
EX 1 a good/heavy/poor/light bearer
LEMMA bear hug
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
DEF = a rough tight HUG
EX 1
LEMMA bearing
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bearings
DEF = manner of holding one's body or way of behaving
EX 1 upright, proud bearing
LEMMA bearing
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = manner of holding one's body or way of behaving
EX 1 upright, proud bearing
LEMMA bearing
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bearings
DEF = connection with or influence on something
EX 1 What you have said has no bearing on the subject under consideration
LEMMA bearing
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = connection with or influence on something
EX 1 What you have said has no bearing on the subject under consideration
LEMMA bearing
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the ability to suffer, or to allow to continue without complaining
EX 1 Your rudeness is beyond/past all bearing, sir!
LEMMA bearing
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 bearings
DEF = tech the part of a machine in which a turning rod is held, or which turns on a fixed rod
EX 1
LEMMA bearing
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 na
VAR 1 bearings
DEF = tech a direction or angle as shown by a compass
EX 1 to take a (compass) bearing
LEMMA bearing
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zo
VAR 1 nil
DEF = giving birth (esp. in the phr. child bearing)
EX 1
LEMMA bearing
POS n
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 nil
DEF = producing fruit
EX 1 In a few years that young apple tree will be in full bearing
LEMMA bearings
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bearingses
DEF = understanding of one's position or the state of affairs
EX 1 In all this mass of facts I'm afraid I've rather lost my bearings
LEMMA bearskin
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bearskins
DEF = the skin of a bear
EX 1 a bearskin RUG
LEMMA bearskin
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the skin of a bear
EX 1 a bearskin RUG
LEMMA bearskin
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 cl
VAR 1 bearskins
DEF = a tall fur cap worn on ceremonial occasions by certain soldiers in the British Army
EX 1
LEMMA beast
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beasts
DEF = lit an animal, esp. a 4-footed one
EX 1
LEMMA beast
POS n
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beasts
DEF = a large 4-footed farm animal
EX 1
LEMMA beast
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beasts
DEF = derog a person (or sometimes a thing) that one doesn't like; BRUTE@2 (3)
EX 1 a beast of a man a beast of a job
LEMMA beast of burden
POS n
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beasts
DEF = an animal (such as a horse or donkey) which carries things
EX 1
LEMMA beast of prey
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beasts
DEF = an animal (such as a lion or tiger) which eats other animals
EX 1
LEMMA beat
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beats
DEF = a single stroke or blow, esp. as part of a group
EX 1 one beat of the drum every 60 seconds (fig.) a heartbeat
LEMMA beat
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beats
DEF = a regular sound produced by or as if by repeated beating
EX 1 the beat of the drum/of my heart/of marching feet
LEMMA beat
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beats
DEF = time in music or poetry
EX 1 Every member of the band must follow the beat very closely
LEMMA beat
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beats
DEF = time in music or poetry
EX 1 Every member of the band must follow the beat very closely
LEMMA beat
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beats
DEF = the usual path followed by someone on duty (esp. a policeman)
EX 1
LEMMA beater
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beaters
DEF = a tool or instrument used for beating
EX 1 an egg beater
LEMMA beater
POS n
FIELD1 hf
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 beaters
DEF = a person who drives wild birds or animals towards the guns of those waiting to shoot them
EX 1
LEMMA beatification
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the ceremony of BEATIFYing
EX 1
LEMMA beatification
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beatifications
DEF = an example of this
EX 1 several beatifications last year
LEMMA beating
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beatings
DEF = the act of giving repeated blows, usu. for punishment
EX 1 His father gave him a beating
LEMMA beating
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of giving repeated blows, usu. for punishment
EX 1 His father gave him a beating
LEMMA beating
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ga
VAR 1 beatings
DEF = a defeat
EX 1 I played him at tennis and I got a good beating
LEMMA beatitude
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a state of great happiness or blessedness
EX 1
LEMMA beatitudes
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 Beatitudeses
DEF = the statements about those who are blessed made by Jesus in the Bible (Matthew 5
EX 1 3-12)
LEMMA beatnik
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beatniks
DEF = (in the late 1950's and early 1960's) HIPPIE
EX 1
LEMMA beau
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beaus
DEF = old use or lit a man of fashion
EX 1
LEMMA beau
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beaus
DEF = old use or dial BOYFRIEND
EX 1
LEMMA beaujolais
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 uf
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of French red wine
EX 1
LEMMA beau monde
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beaus
DEF = the world of high society and fashion
EX 1
LEMMA beaut
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beauts
DEF = BEAUTY (3)
EX 1
LEMMA beautician
POS n
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 beauticians
DEF = a person who gives beauty treatments (as to skin and hair)
EX 1
LEMMA beauty
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = qualities that give pleasure to the senses or lift up the mind or spirit
EX 1 a woman/a poem of great beauty
LEMMA beauty
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beauties
DEF = someone (usu. female) or something beautiful
EX 1 She is a great beauty. the beauties of our fair city
LEMMA beauty
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beauties
DEF = infml someone or something very good (or bad)
EX 1 That apple is a real beauty. That black eye you got in the fight is a thorough beauty!
LEMMA beauty parlour
POS n
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beauties
DEF = a place where women are given beauty treatments, esp. of the face, skin, hair, and nails
EX 1
LEMMA beauty queen
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beauties
DEF = the winner of a beauty competition
EX 1
LEMMA beauty sleep
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = sleep during the early part of the night, believed to be better for health and beauty
EX 1 I went to bed late last night and missed my beauty sleep
LEMMA beauty spot
POS n
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beauties
DEF = a dark-coloured spot (natural or otherwise) on a woman's face, formerly considered attractive; PATCH@1 (7)
EX 1
LEMMA beauty spot
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 en
VAR 1 beauties
DEF = a place known for the beauty of its scenery
EX 1
LEMMA beaver
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 z2
VAR 1 beavers
DEF = a type of water and land animal of the rat family with a broad flat tail and valuable fur. It builds DAMs across streams and is supposed to work very hard
EX 1
LEMMA beaver
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = its fur
EX 1 a beaver coat
LEMMA beaver
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beavers
DEF = old sl a thick beard
EX 1
LEMMA bebop
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = BOP (2)
EX 1
LEMMA beck
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 becks
DEF = a stream, esp. a small hill-stream
EX 1
LEMMA bed
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beds
DEF = an article of furniture to sleep on
EX 1 a room with 2 beds a comfortable bed for the night It's time for bed. It's bedtime. You look ill, young man: bed is the place for you!
LEMMA bed
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = an article of furniture to sleep on
EX 1 a room with 2 beds a comfortable bed for the night It's time for bed. It's bedtime. You look ill, young man: bed is the place for you!
LEMMA bed
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = infml sexual relations; love-making
EX 1 What's wrong with young people these days? They seem to think of nothing but bed!
LEMMA bed
POS n
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beds
DEF = (often in comb.) a piece of ground prepared for plants
EX 1 a flowerbed
LEMMA bed
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beds
DEF = any prepared level surface, esp. one on which something rests; base
EX 1 The hut rests on a bed of cement
LEMMA bed
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 beds
DEF = (often in comb.) the course of a river or the hollow in which a sea lies; bottom
EX 1 a riverbed the seabed
LEMMA bed
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 beds
DEF = a stretch of rock; STRATUM (1)
EX 1 In this part of the country you can see the rock beds clearly, one on top of the other
LEMMA bed and board
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 en
VAR 1 nil
DEF = lodging and food
EX 1
LEMMA bed and breakfast
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 en
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a night's lodging and breakfast the following morning
EX 1
LEMMA bedbug
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 hh
VAR 1 bedbugs
DEF = a type of wingless blood-sucking insect that lives in houses and esp. beds
EX 1
LEMMA bedclothes
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bedclotheses
DEF = the sheets, covers, etc. put on a bed
EX 1
LEMMA bedding
POS n
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 sp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = materials on which a person or animal can sleep
EX 1 This dried grass will make good bedding for the animals
LEMMA bedding
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = BEDCLOTHES
EX 1
LEMMA bedfellow
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bedfellows
DEF = a person who shares a bed
EX 1
LEMMA bedfellow
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bedfellows
DEF = a companion
EX 1
LEMMA bedlam
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bedlams
DEF = infml a wild noisy place or activity
EX 1
LEMMA bedlam
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = infml a wild noisy place or activity
EX 1
LEMMA bedlam
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zy
VAR 1 bedlams
DEF = old use a hospital for mad people
EX 1
LEMMA bed linen
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beds
DEF = the sheets and PILLOWCASEs for a bed
EX 1
LEMMA bedouin
POS n
FIELD1 y1
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bedouins
DEF = (often cap.) a wandering Arab of the desert
EX 1
LEMMA bedpan
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bedpans
DEF = a low wide vessel used by a (usu. sick) person for emptying the bowels without getting out of bed
EX 1
LEMMA bedpost
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bedposts
DEF = one of the main supports at the 4 corners of an old-fashioned bed
EX 1
LEMMA bedrock
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the main stretch of solid rock in the ground supporting all the soil above it
EX 1
LEMMA bedrock
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the facts on which a belief or argument rests
EX 1 Let's get down to bedrock, and find out the truth
LEMMA bedroom
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bedrooms
DEF = a room for sleeping in
EX 1
LEMMA bedroom
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bedrooms
DEF = such a room used for sexual relations
EX 1 That new film has a lot of bedroom scenes
LEMMA bedside
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bedsides
DEF = the side of a bed
EX 1 He has been called to the bedside of his father, who is seriously ill. a bedside lamp/conversation
LEMMA bedside manner
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bedsides
DEF = the manner in which a doctor behaves when visiting a sick person
EX 1
LEMMA bed-sitter
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bed-sitters
DEF = a single room used for both living and sleeping in
EX 1
LEMMA bedsore
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bedsores
DEF = a sore place on a person's skin, caused by having to lie in bed for a long time
EX 1
LEMMA bedspread
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bedspreads
DEF = an ornamental cloth spread over a bed
EX 1
LEMMA bedstead
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bedsteads
DEF = the main framework (wooden or metal) of a bed
EX 1
LEMMA bedtime
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bedtimes
DEF = the right time for going to bed
EX 1 It's long past your bedtime, children! If you go to bed now, I'll read you a bedtime story
LEMMA bedtime
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the right time for going to bed
EX 1 It's long past your bedtime, children! If you go to bed now, I'll read you a bedtime story
LEMMA bee
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bees
DEF = a type of insect that makes sweet HONEY, lives in groups, can sting painfully, and is supposed to be very busy
EX 1
LEMMA bee
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bees
DEF = any of several related insects
EX 1
LEMMA bee
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bees
DEF = AmE infml a meeting of neighbours for work
EX 1
LEMMA bee
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bees
DEF = a friendly competition
EX 1 Who won the spelling bee?
LEMMA beech
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 z2
VAR 1 beeches
DEF = also beech tree /"- -/_ a type of tree with smooth grey trunk, spreading branches, and dark green or copper-coloured leaves
EX 1
LEMMA beech
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = its wood
EX 1
LEMMA beech mast
POS n
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the nuts of the BEECH tree, often used as food for pigs
EX 1
LEMMA beef
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the meat of farm cattle
EX 1
LEMMA beef
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = infml (power of) the muscles
EX 1 Come on, man, put some beef into the job!
LEMMA beef
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beefs
DEF = sl a complaint
EX 1 He's got a lot of beefs about his job
LEMMA beef
POS n
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 beefs
DEF = any form of cattle, esp. an OX, when fattened to produce meat
EX 1
LEMMA beefcake
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (photographs of) strong attractive men with large muscles
EX 1
LEMMA beef cattle
POS n
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beefs
DEF = cattle raised for meat rather than milk
EX 1
LEMMA beefeater
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Beefeaters
DEF = a soldier who wears a special uniform, as in ancient times, and acts as a ceremonial guard in the Tower of London
EX 1
LEMMA beefsteak
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beefsteaks
DEF = a thick piece of the best part of BEEF@1 (1), usu. without bones
EX 1
LEMMA beef tea
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = liquid obtained from BEEF@1 (1), heated and given esp. to sick people
EX 1
LEMMA beehive
POS n
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 beehives
DEF = HIVE (1a)
EX 1
LEMMA beer
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of bitter alcoholic drink made from grain
EX 1
LEMMA beer
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 beers
DEF = a separate drink or container of this
EX 1 We had several beers
LEMMA beer
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (in comb.) any of several kinds of drink, usu. non-alcoholic, made from roots or plants
EX 1 GINGER beer
LEMMA beer money
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 nil
DEF = money set aside, usu. by a husband, for spending on small pleasures
EX 1
LEMMA beeswax
POS n
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 hh
VAR 1 nil
DEF = wax made by bees, used for making furniture polish, candles, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA beet
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 beets
DEF = SUGAR BEET
EX 1
LEMMA beet
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 beets
DEF = AmE BEETROOT
EX 1 Beets are Hank's favorite vegetable
LEMMA beetle
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beetles
DEF = any of several types of insect with hard wing coverings
EX 1
LEMMA beetle
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beetles
DEF = infml any largish black insect
EX 1
LEMMA beetle
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 beetles
DEF = sl or tdmk (often cap.) a type of small German car made by the Volkswagen company
EX 1
LEMMA beetle
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beetles
DEF = a large wooden hammer
EX 1
LEMMA beetle brows
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beetles
DEF = thick hairy EYEBROWs
EX 1
LEMMA beetroot
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 beetroots
DEF = a plant with a large round red root, cooked and eaten as a vegetable
EX 1 a beetroot SALAD
LEMMA beetroot
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a plant with a large round red root, cooked and eaten as a vegetable
EX 1 a beetroot SALAD
LEMMA beetroot
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 beetroots
DEF = a plant with a large round red root, cooked and eaten as a vegetable
EX 1 a beetroot SALAD
LEMMA beggar
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beggars
DEF = a person who lives by BEGging (1)
EX 1
LEMMA beggar
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beggars
DEF = infml fellow
EX 1 He's a cheerful little beggar, is your son!
LEMMA beggary
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state of being very poor
EX 1 He was reduced to beggary by several business failures
LEMMA beginner
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beginners
DEF = a person who begins some activity, esp. a person without experience
EX 1
LEMMA beginning
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beginnings
DEF = the start; starting point; origin
EX 1 She knows that subject from beginning to end. at/in the beginning
LEMMA beginning
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the start; starting point; origin
EX 1 She knows that subject from beginning to end. at/in the beginning
LEMMA begonia
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 z3
VAR 1 begonias
DEF = any of a related group of tropical plants widely grown for their showy leaves and waxy flowers
EX 1
LEMMA begum
POS n
FIELD1 or
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 begums
DEF = (often cap.) (in India and Pakistan) a Muslim lady of high rank
EX 1
LEMMA behaviour
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = way of behaving
EX 1
LEMMA behaviourism
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the idea that the scientific study of the mind should be based on measurable facts about behaviour and body states, rather than on people's reports of their thoughts and feelings
EX 1
LEMMA behemoth
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 rl
VAR 1 Behemoths
DEF = a very large powerful animal described in the Bible
EX 1
LEMMA behemoth
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 Behemoths
DEF = something very large and powerful, but not governed by reason and perhaps dangerous
EX 1
LEMMA behest
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 behests
DEF = an urgent request or command (esp. in the phr. at the behest of)
EX 1
LEMMA behind
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 behinds
DEF = the part of the body that a person sits on; BUTTOCKS
EX 1 I gave him a good swift kick in the behind
LEMMA beige
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beiges
DEF = a pale dull yellowish brown
EX 1
LEMMA beige
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a pale dull yellowish brown
EX 1
LEMMA being
POS n
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 nil
DEF = existence; life
EX 1 What is the real nature of being?
LEMMA being
POS n
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the qualities or nature of a thing, esp. a living thing
EX 1 The news shook me to the very roots of my being
LEMMA being
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beings
DEF = a living thing, esp. a person
EX 1 a human being
LEMMA belch
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 belches
DEF = the act or sound of BELCHing
EX 1 Everyone turned round when a loud belch came from the end of the room
LEMMA belch
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 belches
DEF = something BELCHed
EX 1 a belch of smoke
LEMMA belfry
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 belfries
DEF = a tower for a bell (as on a church)
EX 1
LEMMA belfry
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 belfries
DEF = the part of this tower in which the bell hangs
EX 1
LEMMA belief
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beliefs
DEF = trust; a feeling that someone or something is good or able
EX 1 This has shaken my belief in doctors
LEMMA belief
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = trust; a feeling that someone or something is good or able
EX 1 This has shaken my belief in doctors
LEMMA belief
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beliefs
DEF = the feeling that something is true or that something really exists
EX 1 (a) belief in God my belief that he is right an idea not worthy of belief
LEMMA belief
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beliefs
DEF = the feeling that something is true or that something really exists
EX 1 (a) belief in God my belief that he is right an idea not worthy of belief
LEMMA belief
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the feeling that something is true or that something really exists
EX 1 (a) belief in God my belief that he is right an idea not worthy of belief
LEMMA belief
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beliefs
DEF = something believed; an idea which is considered true, often one which is part of a system of ideas
EX 1 my religious beliefs
LEMMA believer
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 believers
DEF = a person who has faith, esp. religious faith
EX 1
LEMMA believer
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 believers
DEF = a person who BELIEVEs IN (3) (something or perhaps someone)
EX 1 He's a great believer in fresh air as a cure for illness
LEMMA belisha beacon
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ub
VAR 1 Belishas
DEF = (in Britain) a flashing orange light on a post that marks a street crossing place (a ZEBRA CROSSING) for walkers
EX 1
LEMMA bell
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 bells
DEF = a round hollow metal vessel, which makes a ringing sound when struck
EX 1
LEMMA bell
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bells
DEF = the sounding or stroke of a bell, as every half-hour on a ship to tell the time; the time shown in this way
EX 1 Leave the ship at 8 bells (=12, 4, or 8 o'clock)
LEMMA bell
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bells
DEF = something with the form of a typical bell, hollow and widening towards the open end
EX 1 the bell of a flower/of a musical wind instrument
LEMMA belladonna
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a drug, used in medicine, obtained from a plant called the DEADLY NIGHTSHADE
EX 1
LEMMA bell-bottoms
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 na
VAR 1 bell-bottomses
DEF = trousers with legs that grow wider at the bottom, such as those worn by some sailors
EX 1
LEMMA bellboy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bellboys
DEF = esp. BrE a boy or man employed by a hotel or club to take guests to their rooms, help them with their bags, and give them messages
EX 1
LEMMA belle
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 belles
DEF = a popular and attractive girl or woman, esp. one whose charm and beauty make her a favourite
EX 1 the belle of the BALL (= dance)
LEMMA belles-lettres
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = literature that is of value for its beauty rather than for its practical importance
EX 1
LEMMA bellflower
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bellflowers
DEF = any of several related plants with usu. showy bell-shaped flowers
EX 1
LEMMA belligerency
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state of being at war
EX 1
LEMMA belligerency
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state of being angry and appearing ready to fight
EX 1 I don't like your belligerency, Jones. Let's talk calmly!
LEMMA belligerent
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 belligerents
DEF = tech (a country or group that is) at war
EX 1
LEMMA belligerent
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 belligerents
DEF = tech (a country or group that is) at war
EX 1
LEMMA belligerent
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 belligerents
DEF = tech (a country or group that is) at war
EX 1
LEMMA belligerent
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 belligerents
DEF = having or showing anger and readiness to fight
EX 1 I don't like your belligerent language, Jones!
LEMMA bellows
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bellowses
DEF = an instrument used for blowing air into a fire to make it burn quickly
EX 1
LEMMA bellows
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bellowses
DEF = an instrument used for blowing air into a fire to make it burn quickly
EX 1
LEMMA bellows
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bellowses
DEF = an instrument like this used for supplying a musical ORGAN with air
EX 1
LEMMA bellows
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bellowses
DEF = an instrument like this used for supplying a musical ORGAN with air
EX 1
LEMMA bell push
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bells
DEF = a small button that one presses in order to ring an electric bell
EX 1
LEMMA belly
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 bellies
DEF = infml the part of the human body, between the chest and the legs, which contains the stomach and bowels
EX 1
LEMMA belly
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bellies
DEF = a surface or object curved or round like this part of the body
EX 1
LEMMA bellyache
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bellyaches
DEF = an ache in the BELLY (esp. the stomach or bowels)
EX 1
LEMMA bellyache
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = an ache in the BELLY (esp. the stomach or bowels)
EX 1
LEMMA bellyache
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bellyaches
DEF = sl often derog a complaint, perhaps not deserved
EX 1 He's got a lot of bellyaches about the job, but he earns a lot of money
LEMMA belly button
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 bellies
DEF = NAVEL (1)
EX 1
LEMMA belly dance
POS n
FIELD1 da
FIELD2 zn
VAR 1 bellies
DEF = a sexy dance performed by a woman that makes use of movements of the BELLY
EX 1
LEMMA belly flop
POS n
FIELD1 wa
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 bellies
DEF = an act of falling (DIVE), in which the front of the body strikes flat against a surface of water
EX 1
LEMMA bellyful
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bellyfuls
DEF = too much
EX 1 I've had a bellyful of your silly advice
LEMMA belly laugh
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bellies
DEF = a deep full laugh, as if coming from the BELLY
EX 1
LEMMA belongings
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 belongingses
DEF = those things which belong to one, which are one's property
EX 1
LEMMA beloved
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beloveds
DEF = (a person) whom one loves very much
EX 1 His beloved (wife) had died
LEMMA beloved
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beloveds
DEF = (a person) whom one loves very much
EX 1 His beloved (wife) had died
LEMMA beloved
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beloveds
DEF = (a person) whom one loves very much
EX 1 His beloved (wife) had died
LEMMA beloved
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beloveds
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 belt
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 belts
DEF = a band worn around the waist
EX 1 a nice new leather belt
LEMMA belt
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 belts
DEF = a long circular piece of leather or other such material used for driving a machine or for carrying materials
EX 1
LEMMA belt
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 belts
DEF = an area that has some special quality
EX 1 The Corn Belt (=where corn grows) The Bible Belt (=where people are very religious) The Green Belt (=where grass and trees must not be replaced by buildings)
LEMMA belt
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 belts
DEF = esp. BrE sl a very fast car trip
EX 1 Let's go for a belt down the MOTORWAY!
LEMMA belting
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 nil
DEF = belts
EX 1 This shop carries quite a wide variety of belting
LEMMA belting
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 nil
DEF = material for belts
EX 1
LEMMA beltway
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beltways
DEF = RING ROAD
EX 1
LEMMA ben
POS n
FIELD1 6o
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 bens
DEF = a mountain or hill
EX 1 Ben Nevis They were climbing the ben
LEMMA bench
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 benches
DEF = a long seat for 2 or more people
EX 1 a park bench
LEMMA bench
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 benches
DEF = the seat where a judge sits in court
EX 1 to speak from the bench
LEMMA bench
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 benches
DEF = the judge himself
EX 1 The bench declared . . .
LEMMA bench
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 benches
DEF = judges as a group
EX 1 What are the feelings of the bench about this?
LEMMA bench
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 benches
DEF = a long worktable
EX 1
LEMMA bencher
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ua
VAR 1 benchers
DEF = any of the chief or governing members of one of the Inns of Court, or societies of lawyers in England
EX 1
LEMMA bench mark
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 benches
DEF = a mark made on something fixed at a point of known height, from which heights and distances can be measured in map-making (SURVEYing)
EX 1
LEMMA bend
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bends
DEF = the act or action of bending or the state of being bent
EX 1
LEMMA bend
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 go
VAR 1 bends
DEF = something that is bent, such as a curved part of a road or stream
EX 1
LEMMA bends
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 bendses
DEF = a painful disease caused by gas in the blood vessels, suffered esp. by deep-sea divers who come to the surface too soon
EX 1
LEMMA bends
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 bendses
DEF = a painful disease caused by gas in the blood vessels, suffered esp. by deep-sea divers who come to the surface too soon
EX 1
LEMMA bends
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a painful disease caused by gas in the blood vessels, suffered esp. by deep-sea divers who come to the surface too soon
EX 1
LEMMA benedictine
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 zw
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a strong alcoholic drink (LIQUEUR) first made by members of the BENEDICTINE order
EX 1
LEMMA benedictine
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Benedictines
DEF = a male or female member of a Christian religious order obeying the rules of SAINT Benedict
EX 1
LEMMA benediction
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 benedictions
DEF = (the act of giving) a blessing
EX 1 The priest pronounced a benediction over the happy pair
LEMMA benedictus
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Benedictuses
DEF = the 5th part of the ROMAN CATHOLIC religious service called the MASS, esp. when performed with music
EX 1
LEMMA benefaction
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = doing good or giving money for a good purpose
EX 1
LEMMA benefaction
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 benefactions
DEF = a sum of money so given
EX 1
LEMMA benefactor
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 benefactors
DEF = a person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose
EX 1
LEMMA benefice
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 benefices
DEF = the pay and position of the Christian priest of an area (PARISH)
EX 1 He holds a comfortable benefice in Yorkshire
LEMMA beneficiary
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beneficiaries
DEF = the receiver of a BENEFIT, esp. a person who receives money or property left by someone who has died
EX 1 His eldest son was the main beneficiary when he died. Our competitors will be the chief beneficiaries of all this trouble in our firm
LEMMA benefit
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = advantage; profit; good effect
EX 1 He has had the benefit of a first-class education. I've done it for his benefit. It is of great benefit to everyone
LEMMA benefit
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 benefits
DEF = money provided by the government as a right, esp. in sickness or unemployment
EX 1 collecting unemployment benefit unemployment and sickness benefits
LEMMA benefit
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 nil
DEF = money provided by the government as a right, esp. in sickness or unemployment
EX 1 collecting unemployment benefit unemployment and sickness benefits
LEMMA benefit
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 benefits
DEF = an event, esp. a theatrical performance, to raise money for some person or special purpose
EX 1 a benefit for old actors It's this cricketer's benefit match (=when the money the public pays to see the match is given to him as a reward for his years of service in the game)
LEMMA benefit
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 nil
DEF = AmE RELIEF (6)
EX 1
LEMMA benefit of clergy
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 nil
DEF = old use the special rights of priests in the law
EX 1
LEMMA benefit of clergy
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 nil
DEF = humor euph the official approval of the church, esp. as expressed in the marriage ceremony
EX 1 John and Mary are living together without benefit of clergy
LEMMA benefit of the doubt
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the right to favourable consideration in the absence of complete proof of wrongness or guilt (esp. in the phrs. give/have the benefit of the doubt)
EX 1 He must have the benefit of the doubt until we are certain he's guilty. Let's give this new plan the benefit of the doubt
LEMMA benevolence
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 benevolences
DEF = the desire to do good
EX 1 Giving that money was an act of benevolence
LEMMA benevolence
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the desire to do good
EX 1 Giving that money was an act of benevolence
LEMMA benignity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = kindness; gentleness
EX 1
LEMMA bent
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 bents
DEF = a tendency of mind; special natural skill or cleverness (in)
EX 1 He has a bent for art
LEMMA benzedrine
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a drug which excites the higher centres of the brain and clears a blocked-up nose
EX 1
LEMMA benzene
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a colourless liquid (C\6\H\6\), obtained chiefly from coal, that burns quickly and changes easily into a gas. It is used to make certain types of engine run, and in making various chemical products
EX 1
LEMMA benzine
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a mixture of liquids, obtained from PETROLEUM, that burns quickly and changes easily into a gas. It is used to make certain types of engine run, and for cleaning
EX 1
LEMMA bequest
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bequests
DEF = that which is given or left to others after death
EX 1 a bequest of L5,000 to his eldest son
LEMMA bereavement
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state of having been BEREAVEd
EX 1 Bereavement is often a time of great grief
LEMMA beret
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 berets
DEF = a round usu. woollen cap with a tight headband and a soft full flat top. It has no PEAK at the front, and is considered typical of artists, Frenchmen, Spaniards, and soldiers
EX 1
LEMMA beriberi
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a disease that attacks nerves in all parts of the body including the brain
EX 1
LEMMA berk
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 berks
DEF = (usu. of men) a fool
EX 1
LEMMA berk
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 berks
DEF = (usu. of men) a fool
EX 1
LEMMA berry
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 berries
DEF = a small soft fruit, esp. one that can be eaten
EX 1
LEMMA berry
POS n
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 berries
DEF = the dry seed of some plants (such as coffee)
EX 1
LEMMA berth
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 berths
DEF = a place where a ship can stop and be tied up, as in a harbour
EX 1
LEMMA berth
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 berths
DEF = a sleeping place in a ship or train
EX 1
LEMMA berth
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 berths
DEF = infml a job
EX 1
LEMMA beryl
POS n
FIELD1 jw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beryls
DEF = a type of precious stone, usu. green
EX 1
LEMMA beryl
POS n
FIELD1 jw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of precious stone, usu. green
EX 1
LEMMA besom
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 besoms
DEF = a brush made of sticks tied together on a long handle
EX 1
LEMMA best
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bests
DEF = the best state or part
EX 1 The best of life is past!
LEMMA best
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bests
DEF = something that is best
EX 1 Even the best may not be good enough
LEMMA best
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bests
DEF = the greatest degree of good or quality
EX 1 I demand the best of any dictionary I buy!
LEMMA best
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bests
DEF = one's greatest, highest, or finest effort, state or performance
EX 1 to do one's best to try one's best (to get there) to look one's best to be at one's best This is the best I can do
LEMMA best
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bests
DEF = one's greatest, highest, or finest effort, state or performance
EX 1 to do one's best to try one's best (to get there) to look one's best to be at one's best This is the best I can do
LEMMA best
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bests
DEF = one's best clothes (esp. in the phr. Sunday best)
EX 1 dressed in their (Sunday) best
LEMMA bestiality
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = derog the state or condition of being BESTIAL
EX 1
LEMMA bestiality
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = sexual relations between a human being and an animal
EX 1
LEMMA bestiary
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 u.
VAR 1 bestiaries
DEF = a book (esp. of the MIDDLE AGES in Europe) with information about animals that is intended to amuse people or to teach them proper behaviour
EX 1
LEMMA best man
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 rl
VAR 1 bests
DEF = (at a marriage ceremony) the friend and attendant of the man who is to be married (BRIDEGROOM)
EX 1
LEMMA best-seller
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 best-sellers
DEF = something (esp. a book) that sells in very large numbers
EX 1
LEMMA bet
POS n
FIELD1 gb
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bets
DEF = an agreement to risk money on the result of a future event
EX 1 Let's make a bet on the next election. to place a bet (with a BOOKMAKER) to win/lose a bet
LEMMA bet
POS n
FIELD1 gb
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bets
DEF = a sum of money so risked
EX 1 a L5 bet
LEMMA beta
POS n
FIELD1 al
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 betas
DEF = the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet (B, \gb\)
EX 1
LEMMA beta
POS n
FIELD1 al
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 betas
DEF = the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet (B, \gb\)
EX 1
LEMMA beta
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 betas
DEF = also B_ a mark for between average and good work by students
EX 1 They gave him (a) beta for history
LEMMA beta
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 betas
DEF = also B_ a mark for between average and good work by students
EX 1 They gave him (a) beta for history
LEMMA betel
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 x4
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a leaf which is filled with pieces of BETEL NUT and other things, and is CHEWed by Indians and Southeastern Asians
EX 1
LEMMA betel nut
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 x4
VAR 1 betels
DEF = the nut of the ARECA, which is red and hard with a bitter taste, and is CHEWed in India and Southeast Asia
EX 1
LEMMA betel nut
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 x4
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the nut of the ARECA, which is red and hard with a bitter taste, and is CHEWed in India and Southeast Asia
EX 1
LEMMA bete-noire
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bete-noires
DEF = the person or thing one dislikes most
EX 1
LEMMA bethel
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 bethels
DEF = bibl a holy place
EX 1
LEMMA bethel
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bethels
DEF = esp. BrE a house of worship for NONCONFORMISTs
EX 1
LEMMA bethel
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bethels
DEF = esp. AmE (often cap.) a house of worship for sailors
EX 1
LEMMA betrayal
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of BETRAYing
EX 1
LEMMA betrayal
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 betrayals
DEF = an example of this
EX 1 a betrayal of my principles
LEMMA betrothal
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of BETROTHing
EX 1
LEMMA betrothal
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 betrothals
DEF = an example of this
EX 1
LEMMA betrothed
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 betrotheds
DEF = the person to whom one has been BETROTHed
EX 1 She was here with her betrothed
LEMMA betrothed
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 betrotheds
DEF = 2 people who are BETROTHed to each other
EX 1 The betrothed stood before the priest
LEMMA better
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 betters
DEF = fml something better
EX 1 That's my idea: can you think of a better? (=a better one)
LEMMA better
POS n
FIELD1 gb
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 betters
DEF = a person who BETs
EX 1
LEMMA betterment
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the action of making or becoming better; improvement
EX 1
LEMMA betters
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 betterses
DEF = people of higher rank or greater worth (than someone) (often in the phr. one's elders and betters)
EX 1 Don't speak that way to your betters, young man!
LEMMA bevel
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bevels
DEF = the slope of a surface at an angle other than a right angle, usu. along the edge of wood or glass
EX 1
LEMMA bevel
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bevels
DEF = a tool for making such a sloping edge or surface
EX 1
LEMMA bevel gear
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bevels
DEF = toothed wheels with sloping edges to work at right angles to each other
EX 1
LEMMA beverage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beverages
DEF = a liquid for drinking, esp. one that is not water, medicine, or alcohol
EX 1
LEMMA bevy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bevies
DEF = a large group or collection, esp. of girls or women
EX 1 a bevy of beauties
LEMMA bevy
POS n
FIELD1 hf
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 bevies
DEF = a group of certain kinds of birds, esp. QUAIL
EX 1
LEMMA bey
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 xt
VAR 1 beys
DEF = (the title of) a governor or officer esp. in the Middle East
EX 1
LEMMA bey
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beys
DEF = (the Turkish word for) Mr
EX 1 Ahmet Bey
LEMMA beyond
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 beyonds
DEF = (often cap.) life after death; HEREAFTER@2
EX 1 What can we poor human beings know of the beyond?
LEMMA bezique
POS n
FIELD1 cd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a card game for 2 or more players, played with 64 cards
EX 1
LEMMA bhang
POS n
FIELD1 dg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the form of CANNABIS (2) used in India, sometimes in a drink, sometimes smoked in cigarettes, which is not very powerful in its effect. It is the leaves, stem, and (sometimes) fruit of the plant
EX 1
LEMMA bias
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ga
VAR 1 biases
DEF = (that which causes) the movement of a rolled ball (in the game of BOWLS) away from the straight course
EX 1
LEMMA bias
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ga
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (that which causes) the movement of a rolled ball (in the game of BOWLS) away from the straight course
EX 1
LEMMA bias
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 biases
DEF = a tendency to be in favour of or against something or someone without knowing enough to be able to judge fairly PREJUDICE@1 (1,2)
EX 1 a bias towards/against something
LEMMA bias
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a tendency to be in favour of or against something or someone without knowing enough to be able to judge fairly PREJUDICE@1 (1,2)
EX 1 a bias towards/against something
LEMMA bias
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 biases
DEF = a tendency of mind
EX 1 Her scientific bias showed itself in early childhood
LEMMA bias
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a tendency of mind
EX 1 Her scientific bias showed itself in early childhood
LEMMA bias binding
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = material in the form of a narrow band, cut on the BIAS@1 (4), for use when sewing curved edges or corners of cloth
EX 1
LEMMA bib
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bibs
DEF = a cloth or plastic shield tied under a child's chin to protect its clothes
EX 1
LEMMA bib
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bibs
DEF = the upper part of an APRON or OVERALLS, above the waistline
EX 1
LEMMA bible
POS n
FIELD1 rn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bibles
DEF = (a copy of) a holy book
EX 1 (fig.) This dictionary should be your bible when studying English
LEMMA bible
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 Bibles
DEF = (a copy of) the holy book of the Christians, consisting of the OLD TESTAMENT and the NEW TESTAMENT
EX 1
LEMMA bible
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 Bibles
DEF = (a copy of) the holy book of the Christians, consisting of the OLD TESTAMENT and the NEW TESTAMENT
EX 1
LEMMA bible
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 z5
VAR 1 Bibles
DEF = (a copy of) the holy book of the Jews; the OLD TESTAMENT
EX 1
LEMMA bible
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 z5
VAR 1 Bibles
DEF = (a copy of) the holy book of the Jews; the OLD TESTAMENT
EX 1
LEMMA bibliographer
POS n
FIELD1 is
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 bibliographers
DEF = a person who studies BIBLIOGRAPHY (1)
EX 1
LEMMA bibliographer
POS n
FIELD1 is
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 bibliographers
DEF = a person who makes a BIBLIOGRAPHY (2)
EX 1
LEMMA bibliography
POS n
FIELD1 is
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the history or description of books or writings
EX 1
LEMMA bibliography
POS n
FIELD1 is
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 bibliographies
DEF = a list of writings which share some quality
EX 1 a bibliography of writings by/about Byron
LEMMA bibliography
POS n
FIELD1 is
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 bibliographies
DEF = a list of all writings used in the preparation of a book or article, usu. appearing at the end
EX 1
LEMMA bibliophile
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bibliophiles
DEF = a person who loves books
EX 1
LEMMA bicameral legislatur
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bicamerals
DEF = a law-making body consisting of 2 parts (HOUSEs@1 (6), CHAMBERs (2)), like the SENATE and the House of Representatives in the US CONGRESS
EX 1
LEMMA bicarb
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 md
VAR 1 nil
DEF = BICARBONATE, esp. as used for settling the stomach
EX 1
LEMMA bicarbonate
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 md
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a chemical substance used esp. in baking and taken with water to settle the stomach
EX 1
LEMMA bicentenary
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bicentenaries
DEF = the day or year exactly 200 years after a particular event
EX 1 Longman's bicentenary fell in the year 1924
LEMMA bicentennial
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bicentennials
DEF = BICENTENARY
EX 1
LEMMA biceps
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 bicepses
DEF = the large muscle on the front of the upper arm
EX 1
LEMMA biceps
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 bicepses
DEF = the large muscle on the front of the upper arm
EX 1
LEMMA bicycle
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bicycles
DEF = a 2-wheeled vehicle which one rides by pushing its PEDALs with the feet
EX 1
LEMMA bicycle
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a 2-wheeled vehicle which one rides by pushing its PEDALs with the feet
EX 1
LEMMA bid
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bids
DEF = an offer to pay a certain price at a sale, esp. at an AUCTION
EX 1 a bid of L5 for that old book
LEMMA bid
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bids
DEF = an offer to do some work at a certain price; TENDER@3 (1)
EX 1 Bids for building the bridge were invited from British and American firms
LEMMA bid
POS n
FIELD1 cd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bids
DEF = a declaration of the number of games (TRICKs) a cardplayer says he intends to win
EX 1 a bid of 2 SPADEs@3
LEMMA bid
POS n
FIELD1 cd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bids
DEF = a chance or turn to make such a declaration
EX 1 It's your bid now, Mr Jones
LEMMA bid
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bids
DEF = an attempt or effort to get, win, or attract
EX 1 The criminal made a bid for freedom by trying to run away
LEMMA bidding
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = order; command (esp. in the phrs. at one's bidding, do someone's bidding)
EX 1
LEMMA bidding
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 cd
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act or action of making BIDs
EX 1
LEMMA bidet
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bidets
DEF = a kind of small low bath for sitting across to wash the lower parts of the body
EX 1
LEMMA bier
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 biers
DEF = a movable frame like a table, sometimes with wheels, for supporting a dead body or COFFIN, or for taking it to the graveside
EX 1
LEMMA biff
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 biffs
DEF = a quick hard blow
EX 1
LEMMA bifocals
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bifocalses
DEF = eyeglasses having an upper part made for looking at distant objects, and a lower part made for reading
EX 1
LEMMA bigamist
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bigamists
DEF = a person who is guilty of BIGAMY
EX 1
LEMMA bigamy
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state of being married to 2 people at the same time
EX 1 Bigamy is considered a crime in many countries
LEMMA big bang theory
POS n
FIELD1 as
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bigs
DEF = the idea that everything began with the explosion of a single mass of material so that the pieces are still flying apart
EX 1
LEMMA big brother
POS n
FIELD1 ki
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bigs
DEF = one's elder brother
EX 1
LEMMA big brother
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 lt
VAR 1 bigs
DEF = (usu. caps.) a government leader who has too much power and allows no freedom
EX 1
LEMMA big business
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bigs
DEF = business with a lot of money and influence, employing many people
EX 1
LEMMA big business
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = business with a lot of money and influence, employing many people
EX 1
LEMMA big dipper
POS n
FIELD1 as
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Bigs
DEF = PLOUGH
EX 1
LEMMA big end
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bigs
DEF = (in a car engine) the part of a connecting rod which joins onto the CRANK@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA big game
POS n
FIELD1 hf
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the largest wild animals hunted for sport, such as lions and elephants, but not usu. including deer or ANTELOPE
EX 1 a big-game hunter in Africa
LEMMA bighead
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bigheads
DEF = a person who thinks too highly of his own importance
EX 1
LEMMA bighead
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bigheads
DEF = a person who thinks too highly of his own importance
EX 1
LEMMA bight
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 bights
DEF = a bend or curve in a coast larger than, or curving less than, a BAY (6)
EX 1
LEMMA bight
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bights
DEF = a bend (LOOP) made in the middle of a rope
EX 1
LEMMA big name
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 bigs
DEF = an important person or group
EX 1 He's a big name in the music world
LEMMA bigot
POS n
FIELD1 rn
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 bigots
DEF = a person who thinks strongly and unreasonably that his own opinion or belief is correct, esp. about matters of religion, race, or politics
EX 1
LEMMA bigotry
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state of mind of a BIGOT
EX 1
LEMMA bigotry
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 nil
DEF = acts or beliefs typical of a BIGOT
EX 1
LEMMA big sister
POS n
FIELD1 ki
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bigs
DEF = one's elder sister
EX 1
LEMMA big stick
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bigs
DEF = the threat of using military or political force to get what one wants
EX 1
LEMMA big time
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 en
VAR 1 bigs
DEF = the top rank (esp. in sports or the amusement business)
EX 1 Don't worry_you're in the big time now!
LEMMA big top
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bigs
DEF = a very large tent used by a CIRCUS (=a show with performing animals, people, etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA bigwig
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bigwigs
DEF = an important person
EX 1
LEMMA bijou
POS n
FIELD1 je
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bijous
DEF = a jewel
EX 1
LEMMA bijou
POS n
FIELD1 je
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bijous
DEF = something small and pretty
EX 1 a nice little bijou theatre
LEMMA bike
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bikes
DEF = BICYCLE
EX 1
LEMMA bike
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bikes
DEF = BICYCLE
EX 1
LEMMA bikini
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bikinis
DEF = a very small 2-piece bathing suit for women
EX 1
LEMMA bilabial
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bilabials
DEF = (a consonant) produced with both lips
EX 1 The English sound for b is a bilabial
LEMMA bilberry
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 u1
VAR 1 bilberries
DEF = a low bushy plant growing on hillsides and in high woods in Northern Europe
EX 1
LEMMA bilberry
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bilberries
DEF = its bluish fruit, which can be eaten
EX 1
LEMMA bile
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a bitter green-brown liquid formed in the LIVER@1 and poured into the bowel (through the bile duct), where it breaks up fat into very small bits which are more easily used by the body
EX 1
LEMMA bile
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 lt
VAR 1 nil
DEF = bad temper
EX 1
LEMMA bilge
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bilges
DEF = the broad bottom of a ship
EX 1
LEMMA bilge
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = also bilge wa.ter /"- '--/_ dirty water in the bottom of a ship
EX 1
LEMMA bilge
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = sl foolish talk
EX 1 Don't give me that bilge!
LEMMA bilingual
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bilinguals
DEF = a person who is able to speak a second language as well as he can speak his first language
EX 1
LEMMA bill
POS n
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 zo
VAR 1 bills
DEF = tech the beak of a bird
EX 1
LEMMA bill
POS n
FIELD1 6o
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 bills
DEF = BrE (usu. cap. as part of a name) a long narrow piece of land sticking out into the sea, and shaped like a beak
EX 1 Portland Bill
LEMMA bill
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bills
DEF = a plan for a law, written down for the government to consider
EX 1
LEMMA bill
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bills
DEF = a list of things bought and their price
EX 1
LEMMA bill
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bills
DEF = a printed notice
EX 1 Stick No Bills (a public warning on a wall, fence, etc.)
LEMMA bill
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bills
DEF = AmE a piece of paper money; NOTE@2 (6)
EX 1 a 5-dollar bill I'm sorry: I have nothing to pay with except some big bills
LEMMA billboard
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 billboards
DEF = HOARDING (2)
EX 1
LEMMA billet
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 billets
DEF = a lodging-house for a soldier
EX 1
LEMMA billet-doux
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 billet-douxes
DEF = a love letter
EX 1
LEMMA billfold
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 billfolds
DEF = WALLET (1)
EX 1
LEMMA billhook
POS n
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 billhooks
DEF = a tool consisting of a blade with a hooked point and a handle, used esp. in cutting off unwanted branches of trees and cutting up wood for fires
EX 1
LEMMA billiard
POS n
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 billiards
DEF = of or for BILLIARDS
EX 1 a billiard table billiard balls
LEMMA billiards
POS n
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a game played on a cloth-covered table with balls knocked with long sticks (CUEs) against each other or into pockets at the corners and sides
EX 1 Billiards is my favourite game
LEMMA billion
POS n
FIELD1 nb
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 billions
DEF = (the number) 1,000,000,000; 10@9
EX 1
LEMMA billion
POS n
FIELD1 nb
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 billions
DEF = BrE old use (the number) 1,000,000,000,000; 10@1@2
EX 1
LEMMA bill of exchange
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 Bills
DEF = a written order to pay money at a certain date
EX 1
LEMMA bill of fare
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bills
DEF = a list of dishes to be served; MENU
EX 1
LEMMA bill of lading
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 na
VAR 1 bills
DEF = a list of things carried, esp. on a ship
EX 1
LEMMA bill of rights
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bills
DEF = (usu. caps.) a written list of the most important rights of the citizens of a country
EX 1 The Bill of Rights of the US CONSTITUTION (fig.) This new law is going to be the unmarried mother's bill of rights
LEMMA bill of sale
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bills
DEF = an official written statement that something has been sold by one person to another
EX 1
LEMMA billow
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 billows
DEF = a wave, esp. a very large one
EX 1
LEMMA billow
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 billows
DEF = a rolling mass (as of flame or FOG) like a large wave
EX 1
LEMMA billposter
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 billposters
DEF = a worker who sticks printed notices onto walls
EX 1
LEMMA billy
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 billies
DEF = a tin vessel used for cooking or boiling water, when camping
EX 1
LEMMA billy goat
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 billies
DEF = (used esp. by or to children) a male goat
EX 1
LEMMA biltong
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = meat dried in the sun
EX 1
LEMMA bimetallism
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the idea that the money system should be based on 2 metals (esp. silver as well as gold) whose values should have a fixed relation to each other
EX 1
LEMMA bin
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bins
DEF = (often in comb.) a large wide-mouthed container (esp. one with a lid) for bread, flour, coal, etc., or for waste
EX 1
LEMMA bin
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bins
DEF = sl LOONY BIN
EX 1
LEMMA bind
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 binds
DEF = an annoying state of affairs (often in the phr. a bit of a bind)
EX 1
LEMMA binder
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 binders
DEF = a person who binds, esp. books
EX 1 Your book is still at the binder's
LEMMA binder
POS n
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 binders
DEF = a machine that binds things together, esp. one that binds corn when it is cut
EX 1
LEMMA binder
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 binders
DEF = a substance that causes things to stick together
EX 1
LEMMA binder
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a substance that causes things to stick together
EX 1
LEMMA binder
POS n
FIELD1 is
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 binders
DEF = a usu. removable cover, esp. for holding sheets of paper, magazines, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA bindery
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 binderies
DEF = a workshop where books are bound
EX 1
LEMMA binding
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the action of a person or machine that binds
EX 1 Binding (books) is hard to learn
LEMMA binding
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 bindings
DEF = a book cover
EX 1 The binding of this book is torn
LEMMA binding
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = material sewn or stuck along the edge of something for strength or ornament
EX 1 with silk binding at the edges
LEMMA bindweed
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of unwanted plant (WEED) which grows along the ground and curls itself round other plants
EX 1
LEMMA binge
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 binges
DEF = SPREE
EX 1 They went on a binge last night and didn't get back till 3 in the morning!
LEMMA bingo
POS n
FIELD1 gb
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a game played for money or prizes by covering rows of numbered squares on a card
EX 1
LEMMA bingo
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bingos
DEF = sl an expression of joy at a sudden successful result
EX 1
LEMMA binnacle
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 binnacles
DEF = a box with a glass top in which a ship's compass is kept, with a lamp for use at night
EX 1
LEMMA binoculars
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zo
VAR 1 binocularses
DEF = a pair of glasses like short TELESCOPEs for both eyes, used for looking at distant objects
EX 1 I watched the horse-race through my binoculars
LEMMA binomial
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 binomials
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 biochemistry
POS n
FIELD1 sf
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (the scientific study of) the chemistry of living things
EX 1 to study biochemistry at university
LEMMA biodegradable
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 biodegradables
DEF = able to be broken down esp. into harmless products by the action of living things (such as MICROORGANISMs)
EX 1 She wants all bottles to be biodegradable after they've been used
LEMMA biographer
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 biographers
DEF = a writer of BIOGRAPHY
EX 1 Boswell was the biographer of Dr Johnson
LEMMA biography
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 biographies
DEF = a written account of a person's life
EX 1 Boswell's famous biography of Dr. Johnson
LEMMA biography
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = this branch of literature
EX 1 I like poetry better than biography
LEMMA biological warfare
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = methods of fighting a war in which living things such as bacteria are used for harming the enemy or his cattle and crops
EX 1 Biological warfare is probably the most terrible form of war
LEMMA biology
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the scientific study of living things
EX 1 to study biology
LEMMA biology
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the scientific laws of the life of a certain type of living thing
EX 1 the biology of bacteria can be quite hard to understand
LEMMA biosphere
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 oz
VAR 1 biospheres
DEF = the part of the world in which life can exist
EX 1
LEMMA biotechnology
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = ERGONOMICS
EX 1
LEMMA biped
POS n
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bipeds
DEF = a 2-footed creature
EX 1
LEMMA biplane
POS n
FIELD1 ao
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 biplanes
DEF = an aircraft with 2 sets of wings, one above the other
EX 1
LEMMA birch
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 21
VAR 1 birches
DEF = any of several kinds of tree, common in northern countries, with smooth wood and thin branches
EX 1
LEMMA birch
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = its wood
EX 1
LEMMA birch
POS n
FIELD1 sm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 birches
DEF = a rod made from its wood, or a handful of sticks tied together, used for punishing
EX 1
LEMMA bird
POS n
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 birds
DEF = a creature with wings and feathers
EX 1
LEMMA bird
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 birds
DEF = infml a person
EX 1 He's/She's a dear old bird
LEMMA bird
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 birds
DEF = BrE sl a woman
EX 1 Who is that beautiful bird I saw you with last night?
LEMMA bird
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 birds
DEF = sl a rude noise made as a sign of disapproval
EX 1 They started to give the actor the bird when they saw his performance was bad
LEMMA bird
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = BrE sl a period of time spent in prison (esp. in the phr. do bird)
EX 1
LEMMA bird dog
POS n
FIELD1 hf
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 birds
DEF = GUNDOG
EX 1
LEMMA bird fancier
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 birds
DEF = a person who is interested in birds, esp. one who keeps and breeds them
EX 1
LEMMA birdie
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 birdies
DEF = (used to or by children) a bird; little bird
EX 1
LEMMA birdie
POS n
FIELD1 gf
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 birdies
DEF = (in GOLF) an act of hitting the ball into the hole, taking one stroke fewer than is average for that particular hole
EX 1
LEMMA birdlime
POS n
FIELD1 hf
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 nil
DEF = sticky material spread on branches to catch birds
EX 1
LEMMA bird of paradise
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 yo
VAR 1 birds
DEF = any of a large number of brightly-coloured birds of the New Guinea area
EX 1
LEMMA bird of passage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 birds
DEF = a bird that flies from one country or area to another, according to the season
EX 1
LEMMA bird of passage
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 birds
DEF = infml a person who never stays in one place very long
EX 1
LEMMA bird of prey
POS n
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 zo
VAR 1 birds
DEF = any bird that kills other birds and small animals for food
EX 1
LEMMA birdseed
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 6a
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a mixture of small seeds used chiefly for feeding birds that are kept in cages
EX 1
LEMMA bird's-eye view
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bird's-eyes
DEF = a view seen from high up, as if by a flying bird
EX 1
LEMMA bird's-eye view
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bird's-eyes
DEF = infml a general view of a subject
EX 1 a bird's-eye view of chemistry
LEMMA bird-watcher
POS n
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 zo
VAR 1 bird-watchers
DEF = a person who watches wild birds in their natural surroundings, and tries to recognize different types; ORNITHOLOGIST
EX 1
LEMMA biretta
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 cl
VAR 1 birettas
DEF = a square cap worn esp. by ROMAN CATHOLIC priests
EX 1
LEMMA biro
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 biros
DEF = BALLPOINT
EX 1 written in biro
LEMMA biro
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = BALLPOINT
EX 1 written in biro
LEMMA birth
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zi
VAR 1 births
DEF = the act or time of being born, of coming into the world esp. out of the body of a female parent
EX 1 the birth of a child birth, marriage, and death Last year there were more births than deaths. She weighed 8 pounds at birth
LEMMA birth
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zi
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act or time of being born, of coming into the world esp. out of the body of a female parent
EX 1 the birth of a child birth, marriage, and death Last year there were more births than deaths. She weighed 8 pounds at birth
LEMMA birth
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 births
DEF = the act or fact of producing forth young (often in the phr. give birth to)
EX 1 She gave birth to a fine healthy baby. Birth need not be unpleasant for the mother
LEMMA birth
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act or fact of producing forth young (often in the phr. give birth to)
EX 1 She gave birth to a fine healthy baby. Birth need not be unpleasant for the mother
LEMMA birth
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = family origin
EX 1 of noble birth French by birth
LEMMA birth
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 births
DEF = beginning; start; origin
EX 1 the birth of a new political party
LEMMA birth control
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 nil
DEF = various methods of limiting the number of children born, esp. by preventing them from coming into being
EX 1
LEMMA birthday
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 birthdays
DEF = the date on which someone was born
EX 1 When is your birthday?
LEMMA birthday
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 birthdays
DEF = the day when this date falls
EX 1 Happy birthday to you! Let me wish you a happy birthday!
LEMMA birthmark
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 be
VAR 1 birthmarks
DEF = an unusual mark on the body at birth
EX 1
LEMMA birthplace
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 birthplaces
DEF = the place of birth or origin
EX 1 Stratford-upon-Avon was Shakespeare's birthplace. Cooperstown, New York, is said to be the birthplace of BASEBALL
LEMMA birthrate
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 birthrates
DEF = the number of births for every 100 or every 1000 people in a given area or group during a given time
EX 1 a birthrate of 3 per 100
LEMMA birthright
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 birthrights
DEF = that which belongs to a person because of his/her birth or as a member of a certain nation
EX 1 Englishmen, remember your birthright of freedom: it is yours by birthright
LEMMA birthright
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = that which belongs to a person because of his/her birth or as a member of a certain nation
EX 1 Englishmen, remember your birthright of freedom: it is yours by birthright
LEMMA biscuit
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 biscuits
DEF = BrE any of many types of flat thin dry cake, sweetened or unsweetened, usu. sold in tins or packets
EX 1
LEMMA biscuit
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 biscuits
DEF = AmE SCONE
EX 1
LEMMA biscuit
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a light greyish yellowish brown colour, or a greyish yellow
EX 1
LEMMA biscuit
POS n
FIELD1 ce
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = cups, plates, etc., made of baked clay, after their first heating in the fire but before the GLAZE is put on
EX 1
LEMMA bisexual
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 bisexuals
DEF = a person who is sexually attracted to people of both sexes
EX 1
LEMMA bishop
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 bishops
DEF = [C;A;N] (often cap.) (in some branches of the Christian church) a priest in charge of the churches and priests in a large area
EX 1
LEMMA bishop
POS n
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bishops
DEF = [C] (in CHESS) a piece that can be moved any number of squares from one corner towards the opposite corner
EX 1
LEMMA bishopric
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bishoprics
DEF = DIOCESE
EX 1
LEMMA bismuth
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a grey-white metal ELEMENT (6), easily broken, used in medicine
EX 1
LEMMA bison
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 2.
VAR 1 bisons
DEF = any of several large wild cowlike animals formerly very common in Europe and North America, with a very large head and shoulders covered with lots of hair
EX 1
LEMMA bison
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 2.
VAR 1 bisons
DEF = any of several large wild cowlike animals formerly very common in Europe and North America, with a very large head and shoulders covered with lots of hair
EX 1
LEMMA bisque
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = thick cream soup
EX 1
LEMMA bistro
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bistros
DEF = (esp. in France) a small or simple BAR@1 (10), restaurant, or NIGHTCLUB
EX 1
LEMMA bit
POS n
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bits
DEF = a metal bar, part of a BRIDLE, that is put in the mouth of a horse and used for controlling its movements
EX 1
LEMMA bit
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bits
DEF = a part of a tool for cutting or making holes
EX 1
LEMMA bit
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bits
DEF = a small piece or quantity
EX 1 every bit of the food He read all the interesting bits in the newspaper. "did a bit of Christmas shopping" (SEU S.)
LEMMA bit
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bits
DEF = a short time
EX 1 "The marks I'm afraid will just be there for a bit" (SEU S.) ". . . and then we walked a bit" (SEU S.)
LEMMA bit
POS n
FIELD1 nu
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bits
DEF = BrE infml a small coin, esp. one worth 3 or 6 old pence
EX 1 a sixpenny bit
LEMMA bit
POS n
FIELD1 nu
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bits
DEF = AmE sl 12\ cents (esp. in the phr. 2 bits (=25 cents or a quarter))
EX 1 I wouldn't give you 2 bits for that old book!
LEMMA bit
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bits
DEF = not fml some (in the phrs. a bit of luck/advice/news)
EX 1
LEMMA bit
POS n
FIELD1 dp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bits
DEF = the standard measure of COMPUTER information
EX 1
LEMMA bitch
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bitches
DEF = a female dog
EX 1
LEMMA bitch
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bitches
DEF = derog a woman
EX 1
LEMMA bitch
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bitches
DEF = derog a woman
EX 1
LEMMA bite
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bites
DEF = an act of biting
EX 1 The cat gave its owner a playful bite. He took a bite at the apple
LEMMA bite
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bites
DEF = a piece bitten off
EX 1 A large bite had been taken out of the apple
LEMMA bite
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bites
DEF = infml something to eat
EX 1 He's hungry because he hasn't had a bite (to eat) all day
LEMMA bite
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bites
DEF = a wound made by biting, esp. by animals, insects or snakes
EX 1 Your face is covered with insect bites! He was taken to the hospital to be treated for snake bite
LEMMA bite
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a wound made by biting, esp. by animals, insects or snakes
EX 1 Your face is covered with insect bites! He was taken to the hospital to be treated for snake bite
LEMMA bite
POS n
FIELD1 hf
FIELD2 zf
VAR 1 bites
DEF = an act of taking food from a fisherman's hook (by a fish)
EX 1 Sometimes when I go fishing I sit for hours without (having/getting) a bite
LEMMA bite
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the action of holding or cutting into or the ability to do this
EX 1 You need a tool with a good deal of bite to it for making holes in hardwood
LEMMA bite
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bites
DEF = sharpness; bitterness
EX 1 There's a bite in this cold wind. This cheese has no taste: I like cheese with more bite in it. His words had a cruel bite to them which we all felt keenly
LEMMA bite
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = sharpness; bitterness
EX 1 There's a bite in this cold wind. This cheese has no taste: I like cheese with more bite in it. His words had a cruel bite to them which we all felt keenly
LEMMA bit part
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 xx
VAR 1 bits
DEF = a small, unimportant part for an actor in a play
EX 1
LEMMA bitter
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = bitter beer; A half of bitter, please
EX 1
LEMMA bittern
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 u.
VAR 1 bitterns
DEF = any of several kinds of brown long-legged waterbird, found esp. in Europe, which make a deep hollow sound
EX 1
LEMMA bittern
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 u.
VAR 1 bitterns
DEF = any of several kinds of brown long-legged waterbird, found esp. in Europe, which make a deep hollow sound
EX 1
LEMMA bitters
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 md
VAR 1 bitterses
DEF = a usu. alcoholic mixture of bitter-tasting plant products used esp. in mixing drinks
EX 1
LEMMA bitters
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 md
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a usu. alcoholic mixture of bitter-tasting plant products used esp. in mixing drinks
EX 1
LEMMA bitumen
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = any of various sticky substances (such as ASPHALT or TAR), esp. as used in road-making
EX 1
LEMMA bituminous coal
POS n
FIELD1 mg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of coal that gives off a lot of smoke when burning
EX 1
LEMMA bivalve
POS n
FIELD1 sf
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 bivalves
DEF = any of many types of shellfish with 2 shells joined together, such as an OYSTER
EX 1
LEMMA bivouac
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bivouacs
DEF = a soldiers' camp without tents
EX 1
LEMMA biweekly
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 biweeklies
DEF = a newspaper, magazine, etc., appearing BIWEEKLY@1
EX 1
LEMMA blabbermouth
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blabbermouths
DEF = a person who tells secrets by talking too much
EX 1
LEMMA blabbermouth
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blabbermouths
DEF = a person who tells secrets by talking too much
EX 1
LEMMA black
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the darkest colour
EX 1 After her husband died, she dressed in deep black for the rest of her life
LEMMA black
POS n
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = black paint or colouring
EX 1 She puts a lot of black round her eyes
LEMMA black
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blacks
DEF = no longer derog a person of a black-skinned race
EX 1
LEMMA blackamoor
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blackamoors
DEF = a BLACK@1 (4) person, esp. a man
EX 1
LEMMA black and tan
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blacks
DEF = a dog; a type of TERRIER
EX 1
LEMMA black and tan
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 mi
VAR 1 blacks
DEF = (usu. cap. B & T) a soldier from Great Britain who fought against the armed movement for Irish independence in 1920-21 in the Royal Irish CONSTABULARY
EX 1
LEMMA black and tan
POS n
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blacks
DEF = esp. BrE a type of alcoholic drink which is a mixture of BITTER@3 and a kind of STOUT@2
EX 1
LEMMA black and white
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = writing (esp. in the phr. in black and white)
EX 1 I want this agreement in black and white as soon as possible
LEMMA black and white
POS n
FIELD1 ra
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the showing of pictures in black, white, and grey, without additional colours
EX 1 On television, I like colour for some things and black and white for others. black-and-white television
LEMMA black art
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blacks
DEF = magic that is used for evil purposes; BLACK MAGIC
EX 1
LEMMA black belt
POS n
FIELD1 gy
FIELD2 z5
VAR 1 blacks
DEF = (a person who holds) a high rank in the practice of certain types of Eastern self-defence, esp. JUDO and KARATE
EX 1 She is/has a black belt in KARATE
LEMMA blackberry
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blackberries
DEF = the berry of various types of BRAMBLE, black or purple when ripe, and eatable though full of small seeds
EX 1
LEMMA blackberry
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blackberries
DEF = a plant bearing this fruit
EX 1
LEMMA blackbird
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 2.
VAR 1 blackbirds
DEF = any of various types of European and American birds of which the male is largely or completely black, including a European singing bird with a yellow beak
EX 1
LEMMA blackboard
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blackboards
DEF = a dark smooth surface (usu. black or green) used esp. in schools for writing or drawing on, usu. with chalk
EX 1
LEMMA black box
POS n
FIELD1 e6
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blacks
DEF = an apparatus for controlling or recording information about a system, which can be put in or taken out as a single whole
EX 1 When we took out the black box, we found out why the plane had crashed
LEMMA black cap
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blacks
DEF = (in Britain, in former times) a cap worn by a judge when ordering a prisoner's death
EX 1
LEMMA black country
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ua
VAR 1 Blacks
DEF = an industrial area of about 50 square miles in the west MIDLANDS of England (including parts of Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire), considered wealthy but formerly made black by industrial smoke
EX 1
LEMMA blackcurrant
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 u.
VAR 1 blackcurrants
DEF = a type of European garden fruit with small round blue-black berries
EX 1 blackcurrant jelly
LEMMA blackcurrant
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 u.
VAR 1 blackcurrants
DEF = the low bush that bears this fruit
EX 1
LEMMA black death
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 Blacks
DEF = the illness (probably BUBONIC PLAGUE) that killed large numbers of people in Europe and Asia in the 14th century
EX 1
LEMMA black eye
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 blacks
DEF = the condition in which the skin round someone's eye is made black by a blow
EX 1 If he says that again I'll give him a black eye
LEMMA black flag
POS n
FIELD1 he
FIELD2 zf
VAR 1 blacks
DEF = the flag of a PIRATE, all black
EX 1
LEMMA black flag
POS n
FIELD1 he
FIELD2 zf
VAR 1 blacks
DEF = the flag of a PIRATE, all black
EX 1
LEMMA black frost
POS n
FIELD1 mt
FIELD2 au
VAR 1 nil
DEF = hard slippery FROST without any white covering
EX 1 Black frost made the roads dangerous
LEMMA blackguard
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blackguards
DEF = a man of bad character, quite without honour
EX 1
LEMMA blackguard
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blackguards
DEF = a man of bad character, quite without honour
EX 1
LEMMA blackhead
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 blackheads
DEF = a kind of spot on the skin with a black centre
EX 1
LEMMA black hole
POS n
FIELD1 as
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blacks
DEF = an area in outer space into which everything near it, including light itself, is pulled
EX 1
LEMMA black hole
POS n
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blacks
DEF = a nasty crowded enclosed space with too little room or air
EX 1
LEMMA black ice
POS n
FIELD1 mt
FIELD2 na
VAR 1 nil
DEF = hard slippery ice that does not appear different from the surface of the road it covers
EX 1 Black ice made the roads dangerous
LEMMA blacking
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a substance (such as a paste or polish) that is put on an object to make it black
EX 1
LEMMA blackjack
POS n
FIELD1 gb
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = PONTOON
EX 1
LEMMA blackjack
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 zw
VAR 1 blackjacks
DEF = a winebottle made of black leather
EX 1
LEMMA blackjack
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 blackjacks
DEF = AmE COSH@1
EX 1
LEMMA black lead
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = PLUMBAGO@2
EX 1
LEMMA blackleg
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blacklegs
DEF = a person who continues to work when others are on STRIKE@2 (1) for better pay, working conditions, etc.; SCAB@1 (3)
EX 1
LEMMA blacklist
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 blacklists
DEF = a list of people, groups, countries, etc. about whom something unfavourable is known, or who have done something wrong, or who are to be punished
EX 1 to be on the blacklist for non-payment of debts
LEMMA black magic
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = magic believed to be done with the help of the devil or of evil spirits
EX 1
LEMMA blackmail
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the obtaining of money or advancement by threatening to make known unpleasant facts about a person or group
EX 1
LEMMA black maria
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 Blacks
DEF = a vehicle used by the police to carry prisoners
EX 1
LEMMA black market
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 blacks
DEF = the unlawful buying and selling of goods, foreign money, etc., when such trade is controlled, esp. during or after a war
EX 1 They bought butter on the black market. black-market butter
LEMMA black marketeer
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 blacks
DEF = a person who sells things on the BLACK MARKET
EX 1
LEMMA black mass
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Blacks
DEF = a ceremony in which worshippers of the devil use forms like those of Christian worship
EX 1
LEMMA black muslim
POS n
FIELD1 rn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Blacks
DEF = a member of a black group that believes in the religion of Islam and wants the establishment of a separate black society
EX 1
LEMMA blackout
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blackouts
DEF = a period of darkness enforced during wartime as a protection against air attack
EX 1 The streets were not lighted at night during the blackout
LEMMA blackout
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blackouts
DEF = a period of darkness caused by a failure of the electric power supply
EX 1 the famous blackout of New York City in 1977
LEMMA blackout
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blackouts
DEF = a sudden turning off of stage lighting to signal the end of (part of) a play
EX 1
LEMMA blackout
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blackouts
DEF = a loss of consciousness for a short time
EX 1 He had had a blackout after the accident and could not remember what happened
LEMMA blackout
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zj
VAR 1 blackouts
DEF = an intentional prevention of the reporting of certain facts
EX 1 a blackout of news about the attack
LEMMA black panther
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 qu
VAR 1 Blacks
DEF = a member of an organization of black Americans that is in favour of self-help and BLACK POWER
EX 1
LEMMA black pepper
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of PEPPER@1 (1a) made from crushed PEPPER seeds from which the dark outer covering has not been removed
EX 1
LEMMA black power
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blacks
DEF = the belief that in any country black people should have a share of political and ECONOMIC power which is in accordance with the number of black people in that country
EX 1
LEMMA black power
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blacks
DEF = any of several political movements in favour of this belief
EX 1
LEMMA black pudding
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blacks
DEF = a kind of SAUSAGE, black or nearly black in colour, made of animal blood and fat, and grain
EX 1
LEMMA black pudding
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a kind of SAUSAGE, black or nearly black in colour, made of animal blood and fat, and grain
EX 1
LEMMA black sheep
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blacks
DEF = a worthless member of a respectable group
EX 1
LEMMA black sheep
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blacks
DEF = a worthless member of a respectable group
EX 1
LEMMA blackshirt
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ui
VAR 1 Blackshirts
DEF = a member of a political organization having a black shirt as part of its uniform, esp. a member of the former Italian FASCIST party
EX 1
LEMMA blacksmith
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blacksmiths
DEF = a metalworker who makes and repairs things made of iron, esp. one who makes horseshoes
EX 1
LEMMA black spot
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blacks
DEF = a stretch of road where an unusually large number of accidents have happened
EX 1
LEMMA blackthorn
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 u.
VAR 1 blackthorns
DEF = a type of European plant with sharp prickles and small berries, often planted in rows. It flowers in early spring, when the weather is often still quite cold
EX 1
LEMMA blackthorn
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 u.
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of European plant with sharp prickles and small berries, often planted in rows. It flowers in early spring, when the weather is often still quite cold
EX 1
LEMMA blackthorn
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 q.
VAR 1 blackthorns
DEF = any of several American HAWTHORNs
EX 1
LEMMA blackthorn
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 q.
VAR 1 nil
DEF = any of several American HAWTHORNs
EX 1
LEMMA blackwater fever
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 yz
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a very severe form of the disease MALARIA esp. in West Africa
EX 1
LEMMA bladder
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 bladders
DEF = a bag of skin inside the body of human beings or animals, in which waste liquid collects before it is passed out
EX 1
LEMMA bladder
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bladders
DEF = a bag of skin, leather, or rubber which can be filled with air or liquid
EX 1
LEMMA blade
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blades
DEF = the flat cutting part of a knife, sword, or other cutting tool or weapon such as a RAZOR
EX 1
LEMMA blade
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blades
DEF = the flat wide part of an OAR, a PROPELLER, a cricket BAT, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA blade
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blades
DEF = a long flat leaf of grass or grasslike plants such as WHEAT
EX 1
LEMMA blade
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blades
DEF = now rare a gay sharp amusing fellow
EX 1 He is quite a gay blade
LEMMA blaeberry
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 us
VAR 1 blaeberries
DEF = BILBERRY
EX 1
LEMMA blah
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (often repeated) empty but often high-sounding talk or writing
EX 1 the blah-blah-blah of noisy conversation the Minister's usual blah about everybody working harder
LEMMA blame
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = responsibility for something bad
EX 1 The judge laid/put the blame for the accident on the driver of the car. We were ready to take/bear the blame for what had happened
LEMMA blame
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = bad opinion
EX 1 You will bring the blame of others upon yourself if you fail in this
LEMMA blancmange
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blancmanges
DEF = a mixture of CORN FLOUR, sugar, milk, and other sweet materials which sets and is eaten when cold
EX 1 She was so afraid that she was shaking like a blancmange
LEMMA blancmange
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a mixture of CORN FLOUR, sugar, milk, and other sweet materials which sets and is eaten when cold
EX 1 She was so afraid that she was shaking like a blancmange
LEMMA blandishments
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blandishmentses
DEF = acts of pleasing used to make a person agree, usu. to a wrong act
EX 1 She refused to yield to his blandishments
LEMMA blank
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blanks
DEF = an empty space
EX 1 (fig.) When I tried to remember his name, my mind was a complete blank
LEMMA blank
POS n
FIELD1 is
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blanks
DEF = a piece of paper with spaces for putting in information
EX 1 When you have completed the blank, send it back to me
LEMMA blank
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 blanks
DEF = BLANK CARTRIDGE
EX 1 The gun fired a blank
LEMMA blank cartridge
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 blanks
DEF = a CARTRIDGE (1) that contains an explosive but no bullet
EX 1
LEMMA blank cheque
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 blanks
DEF = a cheque signed and given to someone to write in whatever amount he wishes to receive
EX 1
LEMMA blank cheque
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blanks
DEF = infml complete freedom to do as one wants about something; CARTE BLANCHE
EX 1 The minister was given a blank cheque to get the nation moving again
LEMMA blanket
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blankets
DEF = a thick esp. woollen covering used esp. on beds to protect from cold
EX 1
LEMMA blanket
POS n
FIELD1 mt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blankets
DEF = a thick covering, as of snow or darkness
EX 1 The valley was covered with a blanket of mist
LEMMA blanket
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blankets
DEF = including all cases, classes, or possible happenings; unlimited
EX 1 a blanket rule
LEMMA blank verse
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = unRHYMEd poetry
EX 1 Most of Shakespeare's plays are written in blank verse
LEMMA blare
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blares
DEF = a loud sharp unpleasant noise as of a horn
EX 1 the blare of a brass band the blare of the radio a blare of horns
LEMMA blarney
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = infml soft pleasant speech telling someone how beautiful, clever, etc., he is; FLATTERY (1)
EX 1 She refused to listen to his smooth blarney
LEMMA blasphemy
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 nil
DEF = disrespectful or bad language about God or holy things
EX 1 They charged him with blasphemy (against religion)
LEMMA blasphemy
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 blasphemies
DEF = an example of this
EX 1 Their conversation was full of blasphemies
LEMMA blast
POS n
FIELD1 mt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blasts
DEF = an unexpected quick strong movement of wind or air
EX 1 the icy blast(s) of the north wind a blast of wind
LEMMA blast
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 eg
VAR 1 blasts
DEF = an explosion or the very powerful rush of air caused by an explosion
EX 1 During the bombing, many people were killed or wounded by (the) blast
LEMMA blast
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 eg
VAR 1 nil
DEF = an explosion or the very powerful rush of air caused by an explosion
EX 1 During the bombing, many people were killed or wounded by (the) blast
LEMMA blast
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blasts
DEF = a very loud usu. unpleasant sound of a brass wind instrument
EX 1 He blew several loud blasts on his horn
LEMMA blast furnace
POS n
FIELD1 mt
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 blasts
DEF = a steel container, about 25 metres high, where iron is separated from iron ORE by the action of heat and air blown through at great pressure
EX 1
LEMMA blast-off
POS n
FIELD1 ao
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 blast-offs
DEF = (of a space vehicle) TAKEOFF
EX 1
LEMMA blast-off
POS n
FIELD1 ao
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 blast-offs
DEF = (of a space vehicle) TAKEOFF
EX 1
LEMMA blather
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blathers
DEF = BLETHER
EX 1
LEMMA blather
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = BLETHER
EX 1
LEMMA blaze
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blazes
DEF = the sudden sharp shooting up of a flame; a very bright fire
EX 1 The fire burned slowly at first, but soon burst into a blaze
LEMMA blaze
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blazes
DEF = brightly shining light or bright colour
EX 1 The whole building was a blaze of light. The flowers made a blaze of red. (fig.) a blaze of glory
LEMMA blaze
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blazes
DEF = a big dangerous fire
EX 1 The dry grass was on fire, and we had to try to put out the blaze
LEMMA blaze
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blazes
DEF = a sudden explosion of angry feeling
EX 1 In a blaze of anger he shouted at them
LEMMA blaze
POS n
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blazes
DEF = a white mark, esp. one on the front of a horse's head
EX 1
LEMMA blazer
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blazers
DEF = a JACKET esp. for men or boys, sometimes with the special sign of a school, club, etc., on it
EX 1
LEMMA blazes
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blazeses
DEF = (used for adding force to various expressions) HELL@1 (3)
EX 1 Go to blazes! What the blazes do you think you're doing?!
LEMMA blazon
POS n
FIELD1 he
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blazons
DEF = COAT OF ARMS
EX 1
LEMMA blazonry
POS n
FIELD1 he
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the art of describing COATs OF ARMS
EX 1
LEMMA blazonry
POS n
FIELD1 he
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blazonries
DEF = a bright show of colour, ARMS (2), etc.
EX 1
LEMMA blazonry
POS n
FIELD1 he
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a bright show of colour, ARMS (2), etc.
EX 1
LEMMA bleach
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a substance used in BLEACHing
EX 1
LEMMA bleachers
POS n
FIELD1 bb
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bleacherses
DEF = a part of the seating arrangement for watching a BASEBALL game, with cheap seats open to the sun
EX 1 There's nothing like sitting in the bleachers on a hot summer day, watching my favourite team play!
LEMMA bleaching powder
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a substance made from CHLORINE and lime, used for whitening cloth
EX 1
LEMMA bleat
POS n
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 bleats
DEF = the sound made by a sheep, goat, or CALF
EX 1
LEMMA bleat
POS n
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bleats
DEF = a sound like this
EX 1 the bleat of the old man's high shaky voice
LEMMA bleeder
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bleeders
DEF = a person who bleeds easily, esp. a HEMOPHILIAC
EX 1
LEMMA bleeder
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bleeders
DEF = BrE derog a man one does not like
EX 1 I told that bleeder not to come here again!
LEMMA bleeder
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bleeders
DEF = BrE derog a man one does not like
EX 1 I told that bleeder not to come here again!
LEMMA bleeder
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bleeders
DEF = BrE (a) man; fellow
EX 1 That lucky bleeder! You poor old bleeder!
LEMMA bleeder
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bleeders
DEF = BrE (a) man; fellow
EX 1 That lucky bleeder! You poor old bleeder!
LEMMA bleeding heart
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bleedings
DEF = any of various plants, esp. the WALLFLOWER
EX 1
LEMMA bleep
POS n
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bleeps
DEF = a high, usu. repeated, sound sent out by a machine to attract someone's attention
EX 1
LEMMA blemish
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 blemishes
DEF = a mark that spoils beauty or perfection
EX 1 The only blemish on the baby's skin was a red mark on its neck. (fig.) The court declared him not guilty, and he was set free without the least blemish on his character
LEMMA blend
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blends
DEF = a product of BLENDing@1
EX 1 We've been selling a great deal of this blend of coffee. His manner was a blend of friendliness and respect
LEMMA blender
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 blenders
DEF = a person or machine that BLENDs@1
EX 1
LEMMA blender
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 blenders
DEF = esp. AmE LIQUIDIZER
EX 1
LEMMA blessed sacrament
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Blesseds
DEF = (used in the CATHOLIC church) (the holy bread eaten at) the Christian ceremony of the EUCHARIST
EX 1
LEMMA blessing
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 blessings
DEF = an act of asking or receiving God's favour, help, or protection
EX 1 The blessing of the Lord be upon you all. Blessings fell from heaven
LEMMA blessing
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blessings
DEF = a gift from God; something one is glad of
EX 1 When you feel sad, count (=remember) your blessings
LEMMA blessing
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = infml approval; encouragement
EX 1 The government has given its blessing to the new plan, and will provide the necessary money
LEMMA blight
POS n
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 nil
DEF = any of several diseases of plants marked by the drying up and fading of the diseased parts
EX 1
LEMMA blight
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a condition of disorder and ugliness
EX 1 the blight of the centre of so many of our big cities
LEMMA blighter
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blighters
DEF = a man one does not like
EX 1 I told that blighter not to come here again!
LEMMA blighter
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blighters
DEF = (a) man; fellow; boy
EX 1 You lucky blighter! Poor little blighter! What is the matter with him?
LEMMA blighter
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blighters
DEF = (a) man; fellow; boy
EX 1 You lucky blighter! Poor little blighter! What is the matter with him?
LEMMA blimp
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blimps
DEF = an AIRSHIP filled with a light gas
EX 1
LEMMA blimp
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ub
VAR 1 Blimps
DEF = COLONEL BLIMP
EX 1
LEMMA blind
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blinds
DEF = also (AmE) window shade_ cloth or other material pulled down from a roller to cover a window
EX 1
LEMMA blind
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blinds
DEF = a way of hiding the truth by giving a false idea
EX 1 His newspaper job was only a blind for his real business, which was receiving stolen goods
LEMMA blind
POS n
FIELD1 hf
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blinds
DEF = esp. AmE HIDE@3
EX 1 We watched the animals from the safety of a blind
LEMMA blind alley
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blinds
DEF = a little narrow street with no way out at the other end
EX 1 to be trapped in a blind alley. (fig.) We tried one idea after another, but they all seemed to be blind alleys
LEMMA blind date
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 en
VAR 1 blinds
DEF = a social meeting (DATE) between a man and a woman (or a boy and a girl) who have not met before
EX 1 I met my wife on a blind date
LEMMA blind date
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 en
VAR 1 blinds
DEF = either of the 2 people who take part in such a meeting
EX 1 She was my blind date
LEMMA blinder
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blinders
DEF = a wild party with a lot of drinking (esp. in the phr. go/be on a blinder)
EX 1
LEMMA blinder
POS n
FIELD1 ck
FIELD2 fb
VAR 1 blinders
DEF = something unusually difficult or good, esp. an excellent piece of play in cricket or football
EX 1 That catch was a blinder. He took a blinder of a catch. You played a blinder today, Bruce (=played very well)
LEMMA blinders
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blinderses
DEF = BLINKERS (1, 2)
EX 1
LEMMA blindfold
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blindfolds
DEF = something that covers the eyes to prevent seeing, such as a piece of material
EX 1
LEMMA blind man's buff
POS n
FIELD1 6a
FIELD2 zk
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a game played by children in which one child, whose eyes are covered with a cloth, tries to catch the others
EX 1
LEMMA blind spot
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 blinds
DEF = the point in the eye where the nerve enters, which is not sensitive to light
EX 1
LEMMA blind spot
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blinds
DEF = a part of an area that cannot be seen easily, esp. the part of the road slightly behind and to the side of the driver of a motorcar
EX 1
LEMMA blind spot
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blinds
DEF = something that a person is never able to understand
EX 1 I have a blind spot where modern art is concerned
LEMMA blink
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blinks
DEF = an act of BLINKing@1
EX 1
LEMMA blinkers
POS n
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blinkerses
DEF = also (AmE) blinders_ a pair of flat pieces of leather fixed beside a horse's eyes to prevent sight of objects at his sides
EX 1
LEMMA blinkers
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blinkerses
DEF = also (AmE) blinders_ an inability to see or understand
EX 1 He has blinkers on when it comes to politics
LEMMA blinkers
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blinkerses
DEF = AmE WINKERS
EX 1
LEMMA blip
POS n
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blips
DEF = a very short sound, as if produced by a machine
EX 1
LEMMA blip
POS n
FIELD1 ra
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 blips
DEF = an image produced by a RADAR apparatus
EX 1
LEMMA bliss
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = complete happiness, as if one were in heaven
EX 1 What bliss to be able to lie in bed instead of working!
LEMMA blister
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blisters
DEF = a thin watery swelling under the skin, caused by rubbing, burning, etc.
EX 1 His heavy shoes raised blisters on his feet
LEMMA blister
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blisters
DEF = a swelling on the surface of things such as painted wood or a rubber tyre
EX 1
LEMMA blitz
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ae
VAR 1 blitzes
DEF = a sudden heavy attack, esp. from the air, or a period of such attacks
EX 1 During the blitz everyone used to spend the night in special shelters
LEMMA blitz
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blitzes
DEF = sl a period of great activity for some special purpose
EX 1 an advertising blitz to get people to buy more cigarettes
LEMMA blizzard
POS n
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blizzards
DEF = a long severe snowstorm
EX 1
LEMMA bloater
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bloaters
DEF = a large fat fish (esp. a HERRING) that has been treated lightly with salt and quickly with smoke
EX 1
LEMMA blob
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blobs
DEF = a drop or small round mass
EX 1 His modern paintings look like a mass of blobs to me
LEMMA bloc
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 blocs
DEF = a group of people (esp. politicians), political parties, or nations that act together
EX 1
LEMMA block
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blocks
DEF = a solid mass or piece of wood, stone, etc.
EX 1 The floor was made of wooden blocks
LEMMA block
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 blocks
DEF = a quantity of things considered as a single whole
EX 1 a block of seats in a theatre a block of shares in a business
LEMMA block
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blocks
DEF = a piece of wood or metal with words or line drawings cut into the surface of it, for printing
EX 1
LEMMA block
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blocks
DEF = a large building divided into separate parts (esp. flats or offices)
EX 1 a block of flats an office block
LEMMA block
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blocks
DEF = (the distance along one of the sides of) a building or group of buildings built between 2 streets
EX 1 The Radio City Music Hall is about 4 blocks from here
LEMMA block
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blocks
DEF = something that gets in the way, that makes it difficult to move forward, or that stops activity
EX 1 a memory block a heart block a block in the pipes somewhere
LEMMA block
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blocks
DEF = the large piece of wood, with a hollow for the head, on which people's heads were cut off as a punishment in former times
EX 1
LEMMA block
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 blocks
DEF = AmE BRICK (3)
EX 1
LEMMA blockade
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 blockades
DEF = the shutting up of a place by warships or soldiers to prevent any people or goods from coming or going
EX 1
LEMMA blockage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blockages
DEF = a state of being blocked
EX 1 There has been a blockage in supplies of food because no ships have been sailing
LEMMA blockage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blockages
DEF = something that causes a block
EX 1 a blockage in the pipe somewhere
LEMMA block and tackle
POS n
FIELD1 hw
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 blocks
DEF = an arrangement of wheels and ropes for lifting heavy things
EX 1 He raised the fallen tree trunk with (a) block and tackle
LEMMA block and tackle
POS n
FIELD1 hw
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 nil
DEF = an arrangement of wheels and ropes for lifting heavy things
EX 1 He raised the fallen tree trunk with (a) block and tackle
LEMMA blockbuster
POS n
FIELD1 mf
FIELD2 ae
VAR 1 blockbusters
DEF = a very heavy and powerful (non-atomic) bomb to be dropped from an aircraft
EX 1
LEMMA blockbuster
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blockbusters
DEF = infml a person or thing that is very effective or violent
EX 1 The new James Bond picture is going to be a real blockbuster
LEMMA blockbuster
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blockbusters
DEF = esp. AmE infml a person who gets white people to sell their houses to him cheaply by telling them that black people are going to move into the area
EX 1
LEMMA blockhead
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blockheads
DEF = (usu. used by males to or about males) a foolish brainless person
EX 1 Why did you destroy it, you blockhead! It was an important letter!
LEMMA blockhead
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blockheads
DEF = (usu. used by males to or about males) a foolish brainless person
EX 1 Why did you destroy it, you blockhead! It was an important letter!
LEMMA blockhouse
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 blockhouses
DEF = a small strong building used as a shelter (as from enemy fire) or for watching dangerous operations (such as powerful explosions)
EX 1
LEMMA block letters
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blocks
DEF = the hand printing of words in which each letter is formed separately and written in its big (CAPITAL) form
EX 1 Please write your name in block letters
LEMMA bloke
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blokes
DEF = a man; fellow
EX 1
LEMMA blond
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blonds
DEF = ( fem. blonde) (a person) with light-coloured hair (usu. yellowish) and skin
EX 1
LEMMA blond
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blonds
DEF = ( fem. blonde) (a person) with light-coloured hair (usu. yellowish) and skin
EX 1
LEMMA blond
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blonds
DEF = ( fem. blonde) (a person) with light-coloured hair (usu. yellowish) and skin
EX 1
LEMMA blond
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blonds
DEF = (of hair) light-coloured (usu. yellowish)
EX 1
LEMMA blond
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blonds
DEF = (of hair) light-coloured (usu. yellowish)
EX 1
LEMMA blood
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 nil
DEF = red liquid which flows round the body
EX 1
LEMMA blood
POS n
FIELD1 ki
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = family relationship
EX 1 (lit.) They are not of the same blood. of noble blood
LEMMA blood
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = strong esp. bad, angry, or unpleasant feeling
EX 1 There is bad blood between them, and they are always fighting
LEMMA blood
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bloods
DEF = old use a young man of fashion; rich young man of spirit
EX 1 The young bloods drank and sang gaily
LEMMA blood bank
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bloods
DEF = a store of human blood for use in hospital treatment
EX 1
LEMMA bloodbath
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bloodbaths
DEF = the killing at one time of many men, women, and children
EX 1
LEMMA blood brother
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bloods
DEF = one of 2 or more men who have made a solemn promise to treat each other as brothers during a ceremony in which their blood is mixed together
EX 1 How can I hurt him? He's my blood brother!
LEMMA blood count
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bloods
DEF = a medical examination of the blood to see if it contains all the right substances in the right amounts
EX 1
LEMMA blood feud
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bloods
DEF = an old quarrel between people or families, with murders on both sides
EX 1
LEMMA blood group
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 bloods
DEF = any of the 4 classes into which human beings can be separated in accordance with the presence or absence in their blood of certain substances
EX 1 What is your blood group?
LEMMA blood heat
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 si
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a temperature about that of the human body
EX 1
LEMMA bloodhound
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bloodhounds
DEF = a kind of large hunting dog with a very sharp sense of smell, used for tracking people or animals
EX 1
LEMMA blood lust
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bloods
DEF = a strong desire to kill or wound
EX 1
LEMMA blood lust
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a strong desire to kill or wound
EX 1
LEMMA blood money
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = money obtained as a result of murdering or as a reward for murdering someone or for giving murderers information about where the person they want can be found
EX 1
LEMMA blood money
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = money paid to the family of a person who has been murdered
EX 1
LEMMA blood plasma
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = PLASMA
EX 1
LEMMA blood poisoning
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a dangerous condition in which an infection spreads from a small area of the body through the BLOODSTREAM
EX 1
LEMMA blood pressure
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 bloods
DEF = the measurable force with which blood travels through the BLOODSTREAM
EX 1 I'm afraid your blood pressure is a little high, young man
LEMMA blood pressure
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the measurable force with which blood travels through the BLOODSTREAM
EX 1 I'm afraid your blood pressure is a little high, young man
LEMMA blood relation
POS n
FIELD1 ki
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bloods
DEF = a relative by direct family connections rather than by marriage
EX 1 John is a blood relation of mine: he is my brother's son. John and Mary are blood relations
LEMMA bloodshed
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = killing, usu. in fighting
EX 1 There was a lot of bloodshed when the 2 countries went to war
LEMMA blood sport
POS n
FIELD1 hf
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 bloods
DEF = the hunting and killing of birds and animals for pleasure
EX 1 He is against all blood sports, especially foxhunting
LEMMA bloodstain
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bloodstains
DEF = a mark or spot of blood
EX 1 There were bloodstains on the floor where the men had been fighting
LEMMA bloodstock
POS n
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 nil
DEF = THOROUGHBRED (=racially pure) horses collectively, esp. when used for racing
EX 1 a lot of first-class bloodstock at the races
LEMMA bloodstream
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 bloodstreams
DEF = the blood as it flows through the blood vessels of the body
EX 1 Blood poisoning is a dangerous infection of the bloodstream
LEMMA bloodstream
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 bloodstreams
DEF = the blood as it flows through the blood vessels of the body
EX 1 Blood poisoning is a dangerous infection of the bloodstream
LEMMA bloodsucker
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bloodsuckers
DEF = any insect that bites and then sucks blood from the wound
EX 1
LEMMA bloodsucker
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bloodsuckers
DEF = derog infml a person who tries to get as much money as possible from other people
EX 1 a real bloodsucker of an employer
LEMMA blood transfusion
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bloods
DEF = transfusion (TRANSFUSE)
EX 1
LEMMA blood transfusion
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = transfusion (TRANSFUSE)
EX 1
LEMMA blood type
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bloods
DEF = BLOOD GROUP
EX 1
LEMMA blood vessel
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bloods
DEF = any of the tubes of various sizes through which blood flows in the body
EX 1
LEMMA bloody mary
POS n
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bloodies
DEF = a drink made by mixing VODKA and TOMATO juice
EX 1
LEMMA bloom
POS n
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 blooms
DEF = apprec a flower
EX 1 What beautiful blooms!
LEMMA bloom
POS n
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a covering of fine powder on ripe GRAPEs, PLUMs, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA bloomer
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bloomers
DEF = a big mistake
EX 1
LEMMA bloomer
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bloomers
DEF = of or like BLOOMERS
EX 1
LEMMA bloomers
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bloomerses
DEF = a woman's garment of short loose trousers gathered at the knee, worn in Europe and America in the latter part of the 19th century
EX 1
LEMMA blossom
POS n
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blossoms
DEF = the flower of a flowering tree or bush
EX 1 apple blossoms
LEMMA blossom
POS n
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the mass of such flowers on a single plant, tree, or bush
EX 1 a tree covered in blossom
LEMMA blot
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blots
DEF = a spot or mark that spoils or makes dirty, esp. as of ink dropped accidentally from a pen
EX 1 a blot of ink on the paper
LEMMA blot
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blots
DEF = a fault or shameful act, esp. by someone usually of good character
EX 1 a blot on one's character a blot on an otherwise clean driving record
LEMMA blotch
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blotches
DEF = a spot or larger reddened mark on the skin, of no special shape
EX 1
LEMMA blotch
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blotches
DEF = a large spot of ink or colour
EX 1 a blotch of ink on your dress a blotch of red
LEMMA blotter
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blotters
DEF = a large piece of BLOTTING PAPER on which writing paper can be pressed face down to dry the ink
EX 1
LEMMA blotter
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blotters
DEF = a curved piece of wood to which BLOTTING PAPER has been fastened
EX 1
LEMMA blotter
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blotters
DEF = AmE a book where records are first written, before the information is stored elsewhere (esp. in the phr. police blotter)
EX 1
LEMMA blotting paper
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = special thick soft paper which can take up liquids and which is used to dry wet ink marks on the surface of paper after writing
EX 1
LEMMA blouse
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blouses
DEF = a usu. loose garment for women, reaching from the neck to about the waist
EX 1
LEMMA blouse
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 mi
VAR 1 blouses
DEF = the upper part of a soldier's or AIRMAN's uniform, usu. with outside pockets
EX 1
LEMMA blow
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blows
DEF = infml a strong wind or windy storm
EX 1
LEMMA blow
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blows
DEF = an act or example of blowing
EX 1 Give your nose a good blow
LEMMA blow
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blows
DEF = a hard stroke with the open or closed hand, a weapon, etc.
EX 1 a blow on the head
LEMMA blow
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blows
DEF = a shock or misfortune
EX 1 It was a great blow to her when her mother died
LEMMA blower
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blowers
DEF = a person who blows
EX 1
LEMMA blower
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blowers
DEF = an apparatus for producing a current of air or gas
EX 1 to use a snow blower to clear snow from the roads
LEMMA blower
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 blowers
DEF = BrE sl telephone
EX 1 Get on the blower to him at once!
LEMMA blowfly
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blowflies
DEF = any of various flies that lay their eggs esp. on meat or in wounds
EX 1
LEMMA blowgun
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ap
VAR 1 blowguns
DEF = BLOWPIPE
EX 1
LEMMA blowhard
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blowhards
DEF = a noisy person with a good, perhaps too good, opinion of himself; BRAGGART
EX 1
LEMMA blowhole
POS n
FIELD1 mt
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 blowholes
DEF = a hole in solid metal caused by air or gas during the melted state
EX 1
LEMMA blowhole
POS n
FIELD1 hf
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blowholes
DEF = a hole in the ice to which water animals come to breathe
EX 1
LEMMA blowhole
POS n
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blowholes
DEF = a nosehole (NOSTRIL) in the top of the head of a WHALE
EX 1
LEMMA blowlamp
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blowlamps
DEF = a lamp (or gas-pipe) from which a mixture of gas and air is blown out under pressure so as to give a small area of very hot flame
EX 1
LEMMA blowout
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blowouts
DEF = sl a very gay noisy party with a lot of eating and drinking
EX 1
LEMMA blowout
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blowouts
DEF = the bursting of a container (esp. a tyre) by pressure of the contents (esp. air) on a weak spot
EX 1
LEMMA blowout
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blowouts
DEF = a hole made in a container by such bursting
EX 1
LEMMA blowout
POS n
FIELD1 mg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blowouts
DEF = a case of uncontrolled activity of an oil or gas well
EX 1
LEMMA blow-up
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blow-ups
DEF = an explosion
EX 1
LEMMA blow-up
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blow-ups
DEF = a sudden moment of anger
EX 1
LEMMA blow-up
POS n
FIELD1 pg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blow-ups
DEF = a photographic enlargement
EX 1 Look at this blow-up of the child's picture
LEMMA blubber
POS n
FIELD1 hf
FIELD2 zw
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the fat of sea creatures, esp. WHALEs, from which oil is obtained
EX 1
LEMMA blubber
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = crying
EX 1 Stop that blubber!
LEMMA bludgeon
POS n
FIELD1 kl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bludgeons
DEF = a heavy-headed stick used as a weapon
EX 1
LEMMA blue
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blues
DEF = (a variety of) the colour of the clear sky or of the deep sea on a fine day
EX 1 dressed in blue (A) light blue would be a nice colour for the curtains
LEMMA blue
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a variety of) the colour of the clear sky or of the deep sea on a fine day
EX 1 dressed in blue (A) light blue would be a nice colour for the curtains
LEMMA blue
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blues
DEF = AustrE sl a fight
EX 1
LEMMA blue baby
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blues
DEF = a baby whose skin is blue when it is born because there is something wrong with its heart
EX 1
LEMMA bluebag
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bluebags
DEF = (a small bag of) blue powder which is used to improve the colour when washing white clothes
EX 1
LEMMA bluebag
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a small bag of) blue powder which is used to improve the colour when washing white clothes
EX 1
LEMMA bluebeard
POS n
FIELD1 my
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bluebeards
DEF = (from the name of a character in a children's story) a husband who marries and kills one wife after another
EX 1 King Henry VIII of England was a real Bluebeard
LEMMA bluebell
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ui
VAR 1 bluebells
DEF = any of various blue bell-shaped flowers, as (in Scotland) the HAREBELL any of various blue bell-shaped flowers, as (in England) the wild HYACINTH
EX 1
LEMMA blueberry
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 qm
VAR 1 blueberries
DEF = (the fruit of) any of several types of small bush in North America
EX 1
LEMMA bluebird
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 qm
VAR 1 bluebirds
DEF = any of several types of small blue singing birds in North America
EX 1
LEMMA blue blood
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the quality of being a nobleman by birth
EX 1 A member of a noble family is said to have blue blood in his VEINs
LEMMA blue book
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blues
DEF = an official report printed by the British Government
EX 1
LEMMA bluebottle
POS n
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 bluebottles
DEF = any of several types of large blue fly; the meat fly or BLOWFLY
EX 1
LEMMA blue cheese
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blues
DEF = (any of several types of) cheese marked with blue lines of decay
EX 1
LEMMA blue cheese
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (any of several types of) cheese marked with blue lines of decay
EX 1
LEMMA blue chip
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 blues
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 bluecoat
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bluecoats
DEF = someone that wears a blue coat, such as (in the US) a Northern soldier during the Civil War
EX 1
LEMMA blue film
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blues
DEF = a cinema film about sex, esp. one that is shown at a private club
EX 1
LEMMA bluefish
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 qm
VAR 1 bluefishes
DEF = any of several types of blue sea fish which are caught for sport and food off the coast of N. America
EX 1
LEMMA bluefish
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 qm
VAR 1 bluefishes
DEF = any of several types of blue sea fish which are caught for sport and food off the coast of N. America
EX 1
LEMMA blue gum
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 yt
VAR 1 blues
DEF = any of several Australian trees of the EUCALYPTUS family
EX 1
LEMMA bluejacket
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bluejackets
DEF = a sailor in the navy
EX 1
LEMMA blue law
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blues
DEF = a law to control sexual morals
EX 1
LEMMA blue moon
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blues
DEF = a very long time (in such phrs. as once in a blue moon)
EX 1 Where have you been? I haven't seen you in a blue moon
LEMMA blue peter
POS n
FIELD1 he
FIELD2 zf
VAR 1 blues
DEF = (sometimes cap.) a blue flag with a white square, flown on a ship just before it leaves port
EX 1
LEMMA blueprint
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blueprints
DEF = a photographic copy, in white on blue paper, of a plan for making a machine or building a house
EX 1 (fig.) The plans for improving the educational system have only reached the blueprint stage so far
LEMMA blue ribbon
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blues
DEF = an honour given to the winner of the first prize in a competition
EX 1
LEMMA blues
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blueses
DEF = a piece or type of slow, sad music from the Southern US
EX 1 The blues was/were first performed by the black people of New Orleans. a well-known blues singer Play us another blues
LEMMA blues
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blueses
DEF = a piece or type of slow, sad music from the Southern US
EX 1 The blues was/were first performed by the black people of New Orleans. a well-known blues singer Play us another blues
LEMMA blues
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blueses
DEF = infml the state of being sad
EX 1 suffer from the blues a sudden attack of the blues
LEMMA bluestocking
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bluestockings
DEF = a woman who is thought to be too highly educated
EX 1
LEMMA bluff
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bluffs
DEF = a high steep bank or cliff
EX 1 They sat on a bluff and watched the sea
LEMMA bluff
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the action of BLUFFing@3 (1)
EX 1 He threatened to dismiss me from my job, but it's all bluff
LEMMA blunder
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blunders
DEF = a very stupid or unnecessary mistake
EX 1 to make a blunder
LEMMA blunderbuss
POS n
FIELD1 fa
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blunderbusses
DEF = an old kind of gun with a wide mouth to the barrel, which fires a quantity of small SHOT for a short distance
EX 1
LEMMA blur
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blurs
DEF = something whose shape is not clearly seen
EX 1 The houses appeared as a blur in the mist. (fig.) My memory of the accident is only a blur
LEMMA blurb
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blurbs
DEF = a short description by the PUBLISHER of the contents of a book, printed on its paper cover or in advertisements
EX 1
LEMMA blush
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blushes
DEF = a case of BLUSHing@1 (1)
EX 1 His remark brought a blush into the young girl's cheeks
LEMMA bluster
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = noisy threatening talk
EX 1
LEMMA bluster
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the noise of rough wind or waves
EX 1 the bluster of the storm
LEMMA boa
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 qn
VAR 1 boas
DEF = any of several types of large non-poisonous South American snake, that kills creatures by crushing them
EX 1
LEMMA boa
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boas
DEF = a long snake-shaped garment (STOLE) made of feathers, worn by women about the neck esp. in former times
EX 1
LEMMA boar
POS n
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boars
DEF = a male pig on a farm that is kept for breeding (= is not CASTRATEd)
EX 1
LEMMA boar
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boars
DEF = WILD BOAR
EX 1
LEMMA board
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 boards
DEF = a long thin flat piece of cut wood; PLANK@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA board
POS n
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boards
DEF = (often in comb.) a flat surface with patterns, used for playing a (stated) game on
EX 1 I want to play CHESS but I can't find the board. I'm looking for the CHESSboard
LEMMA board
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boards
DEF = (often in comb.) a flat piece of hard material used for putting a (stated) food on
EX 1 Put the bread on the (bread)board before cutting it
LEMMA board
POS n
FIELD1 1s
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boards
DEF = also noticeboard_ a flat piece of hard material fastened to the wall in a public place to pin notices on
EX 1
LEMMA board
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boards
DEF = BLACKBOARD
EX 1
LEMMA board
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (the cost of) meals
EX 1 I pay L10 a week for board and lodging
LEMMA board
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boards
DEF = a committee or association, as of company directors or government officials, set up for a special responsibility
EX 1 He has joined/been elected to the board of a new company. Mary is a workers' representative on the Board
LEMMA boarder
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boarders
DEF = a person who pays to live and receive meals at another person's house; lodger
EX 1 Mrs Brown takes in boarders for a living
LEMMA boarder
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boarders
DEF = a schoolchild who lives at the school
EX 1
LEMMA boarder
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zn
VAR 1 boarders
DEF = (in old naval fighting) a man who jumps onto an enemy ship
EX 1
LEMMA boarding
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = BOARDs@1 (1) laid side by side
EX 1 The windows were covered with boarding
LEMMA boarding card
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ae
VAR 1 boardings
DEF = an official card to be given up when one enters an aircraft
EX 1
LEMMA boardinghouse
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boardinghouses
DEF = a private lodging house (not a hotel) that supplies meals
EX 1
LEMMA boardinghouse
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boardinghouses
DEF = a house for children to live in at a BOARDING SCHOOL
EX 1
LEMMA boarding school
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boardings
DEF = a school at which children live instead of going there daily from home
EX 1 a small country boarding school
LEMMA boarding school
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a school at which children live instead of going there daily from home
EX 1 a small country boarding school
LEMMA boardroom
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boardrooms
DEF = a room in which the directors of a company hold meetings
EX 1
LEMMA boards
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 boardses
DEF = the covers of a book
EX 1 a book in cloth boards
LEMMA boards
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boardses
DEF = old use and pomp the theatre; the stage
EX 1 He has been on the boards (=been an actor) all his life
LEMMA boardwalk
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boardwalks
DEF = AmE a footpath, often made of boards, usu. beside the sea
EX 1
LEMMA boast
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boasts
DEF = usu. derog an expression of self-praise
EX 1 His boast that he was the strongest man in the village turned out not to be true
LEMMA boast
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boasts
DEF = usu. derog an expression of self-praise
EX 1 His boast that he was the strongest man in the village turned out not to be true
LEMMA boast
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boasts
DEF = not derog a cause for being proud
EX 1 It is one of their proudest boasts that nobody is sent to prison without trial
LEMMA boast
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boasts
DEF = not derog a cause for being proud
EX 1 It is one of their proudest boasts that nobody is sent to prison without trial
LEMMA boaster
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boasters
DEF = someone who BOASTs@2 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA boat
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 boats
DEF = (often in comb.) a small open vessel for travelling across water
EX 1 a small fishing/sailing/rowing boat cross the river by boat/in a boat
LEMMA boat
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (often in comb.) a small open vessel for travelling across water
EX 1 a small fishing/sailing/rowing boat cross the river by boat/in a boat
LEMMA boat
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 boats
DEF = infml any ship
EX 1 Are you going to America by boat or by air?
LEMMA boat
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 nil
DEF = infml any ship
EX 1 Are you going to America by boat or by air?
LEMMA boat
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ce
VAR 1 boats
DEF = a boat-shaped dish for serving liquid food at meals
EX 1 a GRAVY boat
LEMMA boater
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boaters
DEF = a stiff hat made of dried corn stems (STRAW)
EX 1
LEMMA boat hook
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boats
DEF = a long pole with an iron hook on the end, to pull or push a small boat
EX 1
LEMMA boathouse
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boathouses
DEF = a small building by the water in which boats are kept
EX 1
LEMMA boatman
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boatmans
DEF = a man who has small boats for hire, or who rows or sails small boats for pay
EX 1
LEMMA boatman
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boatmans
DEF = a man who has small boats for hire, or who rows or sails small boats for pay
EX 1
LEMMA boat race
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 boats
DEF = a race between rowing boats
EX 1
LEMMA boatswain
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boatswains
DEF = (the rank of) a chief seaman on a ship, who calls the men to work and looks after the boats, ropes, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA boatswain
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boatswains
DEF = (the rank of) a chief seaman on a ship, who calls the men to work and looks after the boats, ropes, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA boat train
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boats
DEF = a train that takes people to or from ships in port
EX 1
LEMMA bob
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bobs
DEF = to move (something) quickly and repeatedly up and down, as on water
EX 1 The small boat was bobbing on the rough water of the lake
LEMMA bob
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bobs
DEF = to move (something) quickly and repeatedly up and down, as on water
EX 1 The small boat was bobbing on the rough water of the lake
LEMMA bob
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bobs
DEF = to move (something) quickly and repeatedly up and down, as on water
EX 1 The small boat was bobbing on the rough water of the lake
LEMMA bob
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bobs
DEF = (of a woman) to make (a CURTSY (=bending of the knees to show respect)) quickly
EX 1 She bobbed a CURTSY. The little girl bobbed politely at me
LEMMA bob
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bobs
DEF = (of a woman) to make (a CURTSY (=bending of the knees to show respect)) quickly
EX 1 She bobbed a CURTSY. The little girl bobbed politely at me
LEMMA bob
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bobs
DEF = a BOBbing@1 movement, esp. a CURTSY
EX 1
LEMMA bob
POS n
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 bobs
DEF = a BOBbed@4 haircut
EX 1 to wear one's hair in a bob
LEMMA bob
POS n
FIELD1 nu
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bobs
DEF = a former British coin, the shilling (=5p)
EX 1 It'll cost you 4 bob
LEMMA bob
POS n
FIELD1 nu
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bobs
DEF = a former British coin, the shilling (=5p)
EX 1 It'll cost you 4 bob
LEMMA bobbin
POS n
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bobbins
DEF = a small roller on which thread is wound, as in a sewing machine
EX 1
LEMMA bobby
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bobbies
DEF = a policeman
EX 1
LEMMA bobby pin
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 be
VAR 1 bobbies
DEF = a HAIRGRIP
EX 1
LEMMA bobcat
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 qm
VAR 1 bobcats
DEF = a type of small short-tailed usu. brown American wild cat (LYNX)
EX 1
LEMMA bobolink
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 qm
VAR 1 bobolinks
DEF = a type of small North American singing bird
EX 1
LEMMA bobsleigh
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 tn
VAR 1 bobsleighs
DEF = (to ride in) a small vehicle that runs on metal blades, is large enough to carry 3 or 4 people, has a movable front part to control direction, and is used for sliding down snowy slopes (TOBOGGANing)
EX 1
LEMMA bobsleigh
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 tn
VAR 1 bobsleighs
DEF = (to ride in) a small vehicle that runs on metal blades, is large enough to carry 3 or 4 people, has a movable front part to control direction, and is used for sliding down snowy slopes (TOBOGGANing)
EX 1
LEMMA bobtail
POS n
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bobtails
DEF = a horse or dog with its tail cut short
EX 1 Here comes Captain Jones on his black bobtail
LEMMA bock
POS n
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 ug
VAR 1 bocks
DEF = (a glass of) strong dark German beer
EX 1
LEMMA bock
POS n
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 ug
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a glass of) strong dark German beer
EX 1
LEMMA bod
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bods
DEF = a person, esp. a man
EX 1
LEMMA bodice
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bodices
DEF = the (usu. close-fitting) upper part of a woman's dress or undergarment above the waist
EX 1
LEMMA boding
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bodings
DEF = FOREBODING
EX 1
LEMMA boding
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = FOREBODING
EX 1
LEMMA bodkin
POS n
FIELD1 ks
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 bodkins
DEF = a long thick needle without a point
EX 1
LEMMA body
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bodies
DEF = the whole of a person or animal as opposed to the mind or soul
EX 1 You can imprison my body but not my mind
LEMMA body
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bodies
DEF = this without the head or limbs
EX 1 He had a wound on his leg and 2 more on his body
LEMMA body
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bodies
DEF = this when it is dead
EX 1 Where did you bury the/his body?
LEMMA body
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bodies
DEF = a large amount
EX 1 a body of information The oceans are large bodies of water
LEMMA body
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bodies
DEF = a number of people who do something together in a planned way
EX 1 The House of Commons is an elected body. The Governing Body of the College meet/meets every Thursday
LEMMA body
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bodies
DEF = infml a person, usu. a woman
EX 1 Mrs Jones was a dear old body
LEMMA body
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 bodies
DEF = tech. an object; piece of matter
EX 1 The sun, moon, and stars are heavenly bodies. The speed at which a falling body travels a foreign body (=something that ought not to be there) in one's eye
LEMMA body
POS n
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 zw
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (of wine) full strong quality
EX 1 I like a wine with plenty of body
LEMMA body
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bodies
DEF = the main part (esp. in the phr. the body of)
EX 1 We sat in the body of the hall and the actors performed on the stage. The important news comes in the body of the letter
LEMMA body
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bodies
DEF = the part (of a car) in which one sits, as opposed to the engine, wheels, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA body blow
POS n
FIELD1 gy
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bodies
DEF = (in BOXING) a blow that strikes one's opponent above the waist and below the breast
EX 1
LEMMA body blow
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bodies
DEF = a serious SETBACK
EX 1
LEMMA bodyguard
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bodyguards
DEF = a man whose duty is to guard an important person
EX 1 The Queen's 2 bodyguards were very tall men
LEMMA bodyguard
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bodyguards
DEF = a group of men with this job
EX 1 The President's bodyguard is/are waiting in the hall
LEMMA bodyline bowling
POS n
FIELD1 ck
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the BOWLing of the ball in a dangerous manner towards the body of the man who is to hit it
EX 1
LEMMA body politic
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bodies
DEF = citizens as forming a state under a government
EX 1
LEMMA body snatcher
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 md
VAR 1 bodies
DEF = (in former times) a person who dug up dead bodies and sold them to doctors for scientific study (DISSECTION)
EX 1
LEMMA body stocking
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bodies
DEF = a closely-fitting garment in one piece that covers the body and often the arms and legs
EX 1
LEMMA bodywork
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the main parts of a motor vehicle, esp. the polished outside parts, as opposed to the engine, wheels, etc.
EX 1 repaint the bodywork of the bus
LEMMA boffin
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 si
VAR 1 boffins
DEF = a scientist
EX 1
LEMMA bog
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bogs
DEF = (an area of) soft wet ground into which the feet sink, containing a great deal of decaying vegetable matter
EX 1 the bogs of Ireland
LEMMA bog
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (an area of) soft wet ground into which the feet sink, containing a great deal of decaying vegetable matter
EX 1 the bogs of Ireland
LEMMA bog
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 hh
VAR 1 bogs
DEF = BrE sl LAVATORY
EX 1
LEMMA bog asphodel
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 20
VAR 1 bogs
DEF = either of 2 types of small BOG (1) plants in Europe and the US, having bright yellow flowers
EX 1
LEMMA bog asphodel
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 20
VAR 1 nil
DEF = either of 2 types of small BOG (1) plants in Europe and the US, having bright yellow flowers
EX 1
LEMMA bogey
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bogeys
DEF = also bogey man /"-- '-/_ (used by or to children) an imaginary evil spirit used for threatening children
EX 1
LEMMA bogey
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bogeys
DEF = an imaginary fear
EX 1 State ownership of industry is a political bogey to many people
LEMMA bogey
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bogeys
DEF = (used by or to children) a bit of dirty MUCUS in the nose
EX 1
LEMMA bogey
POS n
FIELD1 gf
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bogeys
DEF = (in GOLF) an act BOGEYing@2
EX 1
LEMMA bogie
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 bogies
DEF = a set of 4 or 6 wheels set in a frame under a railway engine or carriage, that make it able to go round curves
EX 1
LEMMA bogie
POS n
FIELD1 vh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bogies
DEF = a small light cart (TROLLEY)
EX 1
LEMMA bohemian
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bohemians
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 n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bohemians
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 boil
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boils
DEF = a painful infected swelling under the skin, which bursts when ripe
EX 1
LEMMA boil
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boils
DEF = an act or period of BOILing@2 (3)
EX 1 Give the clothes a good boil and they'll come white
LEMMA boil
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boils
DEF = BOILING POINT
EX 1 The pot/The water is just on the boil. The milk has nearly come to the boil. Bring the soup to the boil
LEMMA boiler
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 boilers
DEF = a container for boiling, as in a steam engine, or to make hot water in a house
EX 1
LEMMA boiler
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boilers
DEF = a person who boils the stated substance
EX 1 a soap boiler
LEMMA boiler suit
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boilers
DEF = a garment made in one piece, worn for dirty work; OVERALLS
EX 1
LEMMA boiling point
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boilings
DEF = the temperature at which a liquid boils
EX 1 Water and oil have different boiling points
LEMMA boiling point
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boilings
DEF = the point at which high excitement, anger, etc., breaks into action
EX 1
LEMMA boldface
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (in printing) thick black letters
EX 1 The words being explained are entered in this dictionary in boldface
LEMMA bole
POS n
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boles
DEF = the main stem (TRUNK) of a tree
EX 1
LEMMA bolero
POS n
FIELD1 da
FIELD2 zn
VAR 1 boleros
DEF = (a piece of music written for) a type of Spanish dance
EX 1
LEMMA bolero
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boleros
DEF = a (woman's) short coat (JACKET) open at the front
EX 1
LEMMA boll
POS n
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 30
VAR 1 bolls
DEF = the seed case of the cotton plant
EX 1
LEMMA bollard
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bollards
DEF = a short thick post BrE in the middle of a street, where walkers wait a short thick post on a ship or beside the water, for tying ships' ropes to a short thick post at the end of streets closed to cars so that they may not enter
EX 1
LEMMA bollocks
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 bollockses
DEF = TESTICLEs
EX 1
LEMMA bollocks
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = nonsense
EX 1
LEMMA boll weevil
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 30
VAR 1 bolls
DEF = a type of small grey insect that attacks the cotton plant
EX 1
LEMMA boloney
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = silly talk for the purpose of deceiving
EX 1 He says he'll help us but that's a lot of boloney; he won't
LEMMA bolshevik
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 Bolsheviks
DEF = (a supporter) of the system of government introduced in the USSR in 1917
EX 1
LEMMA bolshevik
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 Bolsheviks
DEF = (a supporter) of the system of government introduced in the USSR in 1917
EX 1
LEMMA bolshevik
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 Bolsheviks
DEF = (a supporter) of any system like this; (a) MARXIST
EX 1
LEMMA bolshevik
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 Bolsheviks
DEF = (a supporter) of any system like this; (a) MARXIST
EX 1
LEMMA bolshevism
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the BOLSHEVIK (1) system
EX 1
LEMMA bolshevism
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = BOLSHEVIK (2) ideas
EX 1
LEMMA bolster
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bolsters
DEF = a long round PILLOW (=bag filled with feathers) that goes under the other ones at the head of a bed, stretching right across it
EX 1
LEMMA bolt
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 bolts
DEF = a screw with no point, which fastens onto a NUT@1 (2) to hold things together
EX 1
LEMMA bolt
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bolts
DEF = a metal bar that slides across to fasten a door or window
EX 1
LEMMA bolt
POS n
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bolts
DEF = a quantity of cloth rolled into a pipe shape, as it comes from the factory
EX 1
LEMMA bolt
POS n
FIELD1 kl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bolts
DEF = (in former times) a short heavy arrow to be fired from a CROSSBOW
EX 1
LEMMA bolt
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bolts
DEF = THUNDERBOLT (1)
EX 1
LEMMA bolt
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bolts
DEF = an act of running away
EX 1 The horse did a bolt
LEMMA bolthole
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boltholes
DEF = a place to which one can BOLT@2 (2) for safety
EX 1
LEMMA bomb
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bombs
DEF = a hollow metal container filled with explosive, or with other chemicals of a stated type or effect
EX 1 plant a bomb in the post office A time bomb explodes some time after it is placed in position
LEMMA bomb
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 bombs
DEF = the atomic bomb, or the means of making and using it, seen from a political point of view
EX 1 Has that country got the bomb now?
LEMMA bombardier
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 bombardiers
DEF = the man on a military aircraft who drops the bombs
EX 1
LEMMA bombardier
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 bombardiers
DEF = the man on a military aircraft who drops the bombs
EX 1
LEMMA bombardier
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bombardiers
DEF = (a member of) a low rank in the part of the army using big guns (ARTILLERY)
EX 1
LEMMA bombardier
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bombardiers
DEF = (a member of) a low rank in the part of the army using big guns (ARTILLERY)
EX 1
LEMMA bombardier
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bombardiers
DEF = (a member of) a low rank in the part of the army using big guns (ARTILLERY)
EX 1
LEMMA bombardment
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bombardments
DEF = (an) attack with big guns
EX 1 a noise of heavy bombardment a bombardment which lasted a week
LEMMA bombardment
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (an) attack with big guns
EX 1 a noise of heavy bombardment a bombardment which lasted a week
LEMMA bombast
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = high-sounding insincere words with little meaning
EX 1
LEMMA bomb bay
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 bombs
DEF = the part underneath a military aircraft where the bombs are carried
EX 1
LEMMA bomb disposal squad
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bombs
DEF = a group of people trained to deal with unexploded bombs
EX 1
LEMMA bomber
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 bombers
DEF = an aircraft that carries and drops bombs
EX 1
LEMMA bomber
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bombers
DEF = a person who puts bombs into buildings and other places, in order to kill people, cause damage, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA bombshell
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bombshells
DEF = a great and often unpleasant surprise
EX 1 The news of the defeat was a bombshell
LEMMA bombsight
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 bombsights
DEF = an apparatus for aiming bombs, in an aircraft
EX 1
LEMMA bombsite
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bombsites
DEF = an open space in a town, where a large bomb has destroyed all the buildings
EX 1
LEMMA bona fides
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bonas
DEF = sincerity; honest intentions
EX 1 His bona fides is/are unquestionable
LEMMA bonanza
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bonanzas
DEF = a lucky find in digging for gold, silver, or oil
EX 1
LEMMA bonanza
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bonanzas
DEF = something very profitable
EX 1
LEMMA bonbon
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bonbons
DEF = a sweet made of sugar, in a fancy shape a sweet made of chocolate with a soft filling
EX 1
LEMMA bonbon
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bonbons
DEF = CHRISTMAS CRACKER
EX 1
LEMMA bond
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bonds
DEF = a paper in which a government or an industrial firm promises to pay back with interest money that has been lent (INVESTed)
EX 1 4\% National Savings bonds
LEMMA bond
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bonds
DEF = a written agreement or promise with the force of law
EX 1 enter into a bond with one's neighbour
LEMMA bond
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bonds
DEF = a feeling, likeness, etc., that unites 2 or more people or groups
EX 1 2 countries united in the bonds of friendship
LEMMA bond
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bonds
DEF = a state of being stuck together
EX 1 This new paste makes a firmer bond
LEMMA bondage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the condition of being a slave, (esp.) from which one cannot escape, or any state which seems like this
EX 1 Moses led the Israelites out of their bondage in Egypt
LEMMA bonded warehouse
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bondeds
DEF = an official store for BONDED (2) goods
EX 1
LEMMA bondholder
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bondholders
DEF = someone who holds government or industrial BONDs@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA bonds
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bondses
DEF = chains, ropes, etc., used for tying up a prisoner
EX 1 escape from one's bonds His bonds were too tight
LEMMA bone
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bones
DEF = (one of) the hard parts of the body, which protect the organs within and round which are the flesh and skin
EX 1 He broke a bone in his leg
LEMMA bone
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (one of) the hard parts of the body, which protect the organs within and round which are the flesh and skin
EX 1 He broke a bone in his leg
LEMMA bone china
POS n
FIELD1 ce
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (cups, plates, etc., made of) fine white clay mixed with crushed animal's bones
EX 1
LEMMA bonehead
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boneheads
DEF = a stupid person
EX 1
LEMMA bonehead
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boneheads
DEF = a stupid person
EX 1
LEMMA bone meal
POS n
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = substance made from crushed bones, for improving the soil
EX 1
LEMMA boner
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boners
DEF = a schoolboy's foolish mistake
EX 1 I've just made the most terrible boner
LEMMA bonesetter
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bonesetters
DEF = a person, not a doctor, who puts people's broken bones back into place
EX 1
LEMMA boneshaker
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boneshakers
DEF = an uncomfortable shaky old vehicle, esp. a bicycle
EX 1
LEMMA bonfire
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bonfires
DEF = a large fire built in the open air, for pleasure, as a CELEBRATION, or to burn unwanted things
EX 1
LEMMA bongo
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 en
VAR 1 bongos
DEF = either of a pair of small drums played with the hands, used in popular western music
EX 1
LEMMA bonhomie
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = cheerfulness; easy friendliness
EX 1
LEMMA bonito
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bonitos
DEF = any of several types of middle-sized Atlantic fish of the TUNA family, that can be eaten
EX 1
LEMMA bon mot
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bons
DEF = a clever saying; joke
EX 1
LEMMA bonnet
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bonnets
DEF = a round head-covering tied under the chin, and often with a piece in front (BRIM) that shades the face, worn by babies and in former times by women
EX 1
LEMMA bonnet
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 us
VAR 1 bonnets
DEF = a soft flat cap worn by men, esp. soldiers, in Scotland
EX 1
LEMMA bonnet
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bonnets
DEF = (AmE hood)_ BrE a metal lid over the front of a car
EX 1
LEMMA bonus
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bonuses
DEF = an additional payment beyond what is usual, necessary, or expected, such as a share of the profits paid to those who hold shares in or work for a business or are INSUREd with an insurance company
EX 1 The workers got a Christmas bonus
LEMMA bonus
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bonuses
DEF = infml anything pleasant in addition to what is expected
EX 1 Her unexpected visit was a pure bonus
LEMMA bon vivant
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bons
DEF = a person who likes good wine and food and cheerful companions
EX 1
LEMMA boo
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boos
DEF = a shout of disapproval or strong disagreement
EX 1
LEMMA boob
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boobs
DEF = a foolish mistake
EX 1
LEMMA boobs
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boobses
DEF = a woman's breasts
EX 1
LEMMA booby
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boobies
DEF = also (AmE sl ) boob_ infml a silly or foolish person
EX 1
LEMMA booby
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boobies
DEF = any of several kinds of seabird
EX 1
LEMMA booby hatch
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 p.
VAR 1 boobies
DEF = a hospital for the mad
EX 1
LEMMA booby prize
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boobies
DEF = a prize given (esp. as a joke) for the worst performance in a competition
EX 1
LEMMA booby trap
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boobies
DEF = a hidden bomb which explodes when some harmless-looking object is touched
EX 1
LEMMA booby trap
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boobies
DEF = any harmless trap used for surprising someone
EX 1
LEMMA boodle
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boodles
DEF = money dishonestly paid or received, esp. for political reasons or favours
EX 1
LEMMA boodle
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boodles
DEF = a lot of money
EX 1
LEMMA boohoo
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boohoos
DEF = (to make) the sound of loud childish weeping
EX 1
LEMMA book
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 books
DEF = a collection of sheets of paper fastened together as a thing to be read, or to be written in
EX 1
LEMMA book
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 books
DEF = one of the main divisions or parts of a larger written work (as of a long poem or the Bible)
EX 1
LEMMA book
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 mu
VAR 1 books
DEF = the words of a light musical play
EX 1 Oscar Hammerstein II wrote the book of "Oklahoma", and Richard Rodgers wrote the music
LEMMA book
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 books
DEF = any collection of things fastened together, esp. one with its own covers
EX 1 a book of stamps/tickets/matches
LEMMA book
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 books
DEF = esp. BrE infml a book listing names and telephone numbers
EX 1 We have a telephone but we're not in the book yet
LEMMA bookbindery
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the art of binding covers on books
EX 1
LEMMA bookbindery
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 bookbinderies
DEF = a place where this is done
EX 1
LEMMA bookbinding
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = BOOKBINDERY (1)
EX 1
LEMMA bookcase
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bookcases
DEF = a piece of furniture consisting of shelves to hold books
EX 1
LEMMA book club
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 pt
VAR 1 books
DEF = a club that offers books cheap to its members
EX 1
LEMMA bookend
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bookends
DEF = one of a pair of supports to hold up a row of books
EX 1
LEMMA booking
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bookings
DEF = a case or the act of BOOKing@2 (1), esp. a seat
EX 1 All bookings must be made at least 3 weeks in advance
LEMMA booking
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a case or the act of BOOKing@2 (1), esp. a seat
EX 1 All bookings must be made at least 3 weeks in advance
LEMMA booking
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bookings
DEF = a case or the act of BOOKing@2 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA booking
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a case or the act of BOOKing@2 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA booking clerk
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 rr
VAR 1 bookings
DEF = a person who sells tickets for journeys, esp. at a railway station
EX 1
LEMMA booking office
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 rr
VAR 1 bookings
DEF = an office where tickets are sold, esp. at a railway station
EX 1
LEMMA bookkeeping
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zk
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of keeping the accounts of money of a business company, a public office, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA book learning
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = that which is learnt from books rather than by experience of life
EX 1
LEMMA booklet
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 booklets
DEF = a small book, usu. with a paper cover; PAMPHLET
EX 1
LEMMA bookmaker
POS n
FIELD1 gb
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 bookmakers
DEF = a person who takes money (BETs (1)) risked on the results of competitions, esp. horse races
EX 1
LEMMA bookmark
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bookmarks
DEF = something put between the pages of a book to find a place in it
EX 1
LEMMA bookmobile
POS n
FIELD1 is
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 bookmobiles
DEF = a vehicle that serves as a travelling library
EX 1
LEMMA bookplate
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bookplates
DEF = a piece of paper (a LABEL) placed in a book to show who owns it
EX 1
LEMMA books
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zk
VAR 1 bookses
DEF = written records of money, names, etc.
EX 1 How many names are there on your books?
LEMMA bookseller
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 booksellers
DEF = a person who sells books to the public
EX 1
LEMMA bookshop
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bookshops
DEF = a shop where books are sold
EX 1
LEMMA bookstall
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bookstalls
DEF = a table or small shop open at the front, where books, magazines, etc., are shown for sale, esp. on railway stations
EX 1
LEMMA book token
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 books
DEF = a small card that can be exchanged for books at a bookshop
EX 1 I gave him a L5 book token for his birthday
LEMMA bookwork
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the study of books or of rules as opposed to doing practical work
EX 1 He's not good at bookwork, but he likes working with his hands
LEMMA bookworm
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 am
VAR 1 bookworms
DEF = an insect that eats the binding and paste of a book
EX 1
LEMMA bookworm
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bookworms
DEF = often derog a person who is very fond, perhaps too fond, of reading and study
EX 1
LEMMA boom
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 booms
DEF = a long pole on a boat, to which a sail is fastened
EX 1
LEMMA boom
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 booms
DEF = a long pole used on an apparatus for loading and unloading (DERRICK)
EX 1
LEMMA boom
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 booms
DEF = a long pole on the end of which a camera or MICROPHONE can be moved about
EX 1
LEMMA boom
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 booms
DEF = a heavy chain fixed across a river to stop things (such as logs) floating down or prevent ships sailing up
EX 1
LEMMA boom
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 booms
DEF = a BOOMing@2 (1) sound or cry
EX 1
LEMMA boom
POS n
FIELD1 bc
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 booms
DEF = a rapid growth or increase
EX 1 How long can the present business boom last?
LEMMA boomerang
POS n
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 yt
VAR 1 boomerangs
DEF = a curved stick which makes a circle and comes back when thrown. It is used by Australian natives (ABORIGINEs) to kill birds, some animals, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA boom town
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 booms
DEF = a town experiencing a sudden growth in business activity, wealth, and population
EX 1
LEMMA boon
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boons
DEF = something favourable; a comfort; a help
EX 1 The radio is a great boon to the blind
LEMMA boon
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boons
DEF = old use a favour
EX 1 to ask a boon of someone
LEMMA boon companion
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boons
DEF = (used esp. of a relationship between men) a good, close, esp. fun-loving friend
EX 1
LEMMA boor
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boors
DEF = a rude ungraceful ungentlemanly person, esp. a man
EX 1
LEMMA boost
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boosts
DEF = a push upwards
EX 1
LEMMA boost
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boosts
DEF = an increase in amount
EX 1
LEMMA boost
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boosts
DEF = an act that brings help or encouragement
EX 1 That holiday has been a boost to our spirits
LEMMA booster
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boosters
DEF = a person who BOOSTs@1
EX 1
LEMMA booster
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boosters
DEF = esp. AmE infml a person who is very much in favour of something or someone
EX 1 a great booster of his home town
LEMMA booster
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boosters
DEF = tech an apparatus that helps to increase force, power, or pressure
EX 1
LEMMA booster
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boosters
DEF = a substance that increases the effectiveness of a drug or medicine
EX 1 This medicine will protect you against the disease, but after 6 months you'll need a booster
LEMMA booster rocket
POS n
FIELD1 ao
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 boosters
DEF = a ROCKET@1 (2) that provides additional power to help to get a MISSILE (1) off the ground
EX 1
LEMMA boot
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 boots
DEF = a covering of leather or rubber for the foot, usu. heavier and thicker than a shoe, and with a part for supporting the ankle
EX 1
LEMMA boot
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boots
DEF = (AmE trunk)_ BrE an enclosed space at the back of a car for bags and boxes
EX 1
LEMMA boot
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boots
DEF = infml a blow given by or as if by a foot wearing a boot
EX 1 He jumped out from the bushes, gave me a boot in my stomach, and ran away with my money
LEMMA boot
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boots
DEF = sl the act of sending someone away rudely, esp. from a job
EX 1 They gave him the boot for coming late. He got the boot
LEMMA bootblack
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bootblacks
DEF = a person who cleans and polishes shoes, esp. in the street for money
EX 1
LEMMA bootee
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 bootees
DEF = a boot or sock with a short leg, esp. a baby's woollen boot
EX 1
LEMMA booth
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 booths
DEF = (at a market) a covered movable shop
EX 1
LEMMA booth
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 booths
DEF = (at a FAIR@3) a tent or small building where goods are sold or games are played
EX 1
LEMMA booth
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 booths
DEF = an enclosed place big enough for one person at a time
EX 1 a telephone booth a voting booth a listening booth in a record shop
LEMMA booth
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 booths
DEF = an enclosed place for one person selling something
EX 1 a ticket booth
LEMMA booth
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 booths
DEF = an enclosed place in a restaurant, esp. one with a table between 2 long seats
EX 1
LEMMA bootlace
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 bootlaces
DEF = a LACE@1 (1) for boots
EX 1
LEMMA bootlace
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 bootlaces
DEF = BrE SHOELACE
EX 1
LEMMA boots
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bootses
DEF = a male hotel servant who cleans shoes and carries bags
EX 1
LEMMA boots
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bootses
DEF = a male hotel servant who cleans shoes and carries bags
EX 1
LEMMA boots
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bootses
DEF = a male hotel servant who cleans shoes and carries bags
EX 1
LEMMA bootstraps
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bootstrapses
DEF = one's own efforts, without outside help (in the phr. by one's own bootstraps)
EX 1 He lost all his money and all his friends deserted him, but he pulled himself up by his own bootstraps, and now he owns quite a successful business
LEMMA booty
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = goods stolen by thieves or taken by a victorious army
EX 1
LEMMA booze
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = alcoholic drink
EX 1
LEMMA boozer
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boozers
DEF = a person who BOOZEs
EX 1
LEMMA boozer
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 en
VAR 1 boozers
DEF = BrE PUB
EX 1
LEMMA booze-up
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 bw
VAR 1 booze-ups
DEF = a party with a lot of drinking
EX 1
LEMMA bop
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bops
DEF = esp. AmE sl a blow that strikes a person
EX 1
LEMMA bop
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = also bebop_ a type of JAZZ music
EX 1
LEMMA bopper
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boppers
DEF = TEENYBOPPER
EX 1
LEMMA boracic acid
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = BORIC ACID
EX 1
LEMMA borage
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 u.
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of blue-flowered European garden plant with hairy leaves which are used for giving a special taste to food and drink
EX 1
LEMMA borax
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a white saltlike powder used in glass-making
EX 1
LEMMA bordeaux
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 uf
VAR 1 nil
DEF = white or red wine of the Bordeaux area of southern France
EX 1
LEMMA bordello
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bordellos
DEF = BROTHEL
EX 1
LEMMA border
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 borders
DEF = edge
EX 1 His handkerchief had a white border
LEMMA border
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 borders
DEF = (land near) the dividing line between 2 countries
EX 1 soldiers guarding the border within our borders over the border
LEMMA border
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ub
VAR 1 Borders
DEF = the border between England and Scotland
EX 1
LEMMA borderer
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ub
VAR 1 borderers
DEF = a person who lives near a country's borders, esp. near the border between England and Scotland
EX 1
LEMMA borderland
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 borderlands
DEF = land at or near the border of 2 countries
EX 1
LEMMA borderland
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 borderlands
DEF = a condition between 2 other conditions and like each of them in certain ways
EX 1 the borderland between sleeping and waking
LEMMA borderland
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 borderlands
DEF = a condition between 2 other conditions and like each of them in certain ways
EX 1 the borderland between sleeping and waking
LEMMA borderline
POS n
FIELD1 6o
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 borderlines
DEF = (a line marking) a border
EX 1 the borderline between France and Germany/between sleeping and waking
LEMMA bore
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bores
DEF = a hole made by boring (BORE@1 (1)), esp. for oil, water, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA bore
POS n
FIELD1 6o
FIELD2 zo
VAR 1 bores
DEF = a very large wave caused by a movement of the sea (by a TIDE) running up a narrow river
EX 1
LEMMA bore
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bores
DEF = derog a person who causes others to lose interest in him, esp. by continual dull talk
EX 1
LEMMA bore
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bores
DEF = esp BrE infml something which is rather unpleasant
EX 1 It's a bore having to go out again on a cold night like this
LEMMA borehole
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boreholes
DEF = BORE@2
EX 1
LEMMA borer
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 borers
DEF = a person, tool, or insect that makes round holes
EX 1
LEMMA boron
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of simple chemical substance (ELEMENT (6)) in the form of a brown powder, best known for its use in BORIC ACID and BORAX
EX 1
LEMMA borough
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 go
VAR 1 boroughs
DEF = a town, or a division of a large town, with certain rights
EX 1 the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea the Borough of Brooklyn
LEMMA borrowing
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act or action of borrowing
EX 1
LEMMA borrowing
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zx
VAR 1 borrowings
DEF = something (esp. non-material) which has been borrowed
EX 1 English has many borrowings from other languages
LEMMA borscht
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a BEETROOT soup (of East European origin) usu. served cold, often with sour cream
EX 1
LEMMA borscht
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a thick CABBAGE soup (of East European origin) served hot
EX 1
LEMMA borstal
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 borstals
DEF = (often cap.) a prison school for young offenders
EX 1 He was sent to borstal for stealing
LEMMA borstal
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (often cap.) a prison school for young offenders
EX 1 He was sent to borstal for stealing
LEMMA borzoi
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ur
VAR 1 borzois
DEF = a type of large long-haired swift dog developed in Russia to hunt wolves (WOLF)
EX 1
LEMMA bosh
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = empty talk; nonsense
EX 1
LEMMA bos'n
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bos'ns
DEF = BOATSWAIN
EX 1
LEMMA bosom
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 bosoms
DEF = often euph or lit the front of the human chest, esp. the female breasts
EX 1 She had a well-developed bosom. She held the child to her bosom
LEMMA bosom
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bosoms
DEF = the part of a garment covering the breast(s)
EX 1 She carried his letter in the bosom of her dress. (AmE) the bosom of his shirt
LEMMA bosom
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bosoms
DEF = lit the seat of secret thoughts and feelings
EX 1 Her bosom was torn by sorrow
LEMMA bosom
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 bosoms
DEF = lit a broad surface, esp. of a sea or lake
EX 1 the calm bosom of the lake
LEMMA boss
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bosses
DEF = a round metal ornament which stands out from the surface of something, such as a shield
EX 1
LEMMA boss
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bosses
DEF = (esp. in churches) a raised stone ornament, part of the pattern of the inside roof
EX 1
LEMMA boss
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bosses
DEF = a master; employer; person having control over others
EX 1 to ask the boss for more money Have you got a match, boss? The trouble with my wife is that she doesn't know who's (the) boss (=she thinks she's in charge, but I think I am)
LEMMA boss
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bosses
DEF = a master; employer; person having control over others
EX 1 to ask the boss for more money Have you got a match, boss? The trouble with my wife is that she doesn't know who's (the) boss (=she thinks she's in charge, but I think I am)
LEMMA boss
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bosses
DEF = AmE usu. derog a political party chief
EX 1
LEMMA boss
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bosses
DEF = AmE usu. derog a political party chief
EX 1
LEMMA bosun
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bosuns
DEF = BOATSWAIN
EX 1
LEMMA botanist
POS n
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 botanists
DEF = a specialist in BOTANY; professional student of plants
EX 1
LEMMA botany
POS n
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the scientific study of plants
EX 1
LEMMA botch
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 botches
DEF = a bad piece of work (esp. in the phr. make a botch of something)
EX 1
LEMMA bother
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = trouble, inconvenience, or anxiety (usu. caused by small matters and lasting a short time)
EX 1 We had a lot of bother finding our way here
LEMMA bother
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bothers
DEF = something (or someone) that causes this
EX 1 I don't want to be a bother to you, but could I possibly stay here for the night?
LEMMA bother
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = BrE sl BOVVER
EX 1
LEMMA bottle
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bottles
DEF = a container, typically of glass or plastic, with a rather narrow neck or mouth and usu. no handle
EX 1
LEMMA bottle
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bottles
DEF = also bottleful_ the quantity held by a bottle
EX 1 He drank 3 bottles of wine!
LEMMA bottle
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bottles
DEF = alcoholic drink
EX 1 Poor John's on the bottle again!
LEMMA bottle
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bottles
DEF = milk in bottles used in place of mother's milk
EX 1 Which is better: the breast or the bottle?
LEMMA bottle
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bottles
DEF = milk in bottles used in place of mother's milk
EX 1 Which is better: the breast or the bottle?
LEMMA bottleful
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bottlefuls
DEF = BOTTLE@1 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA bottle green
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bottles
DEF = the dark green colour of the glass used esp. in making beer bottles
EX 1
LEMMA bottle green
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the dark green colour of the glass used esp. in making beer bottles
EX 1
LEMMA bottle green
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bottles
DEF = the dark green colour of the glass used esp. in making beer bottles
EX 1
LEMMA bottleneck
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bottlenecks
DEF = a narrow space in a road which slows down cars
EX 1
LEMMA bottleneck
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bottlenecks
DEF = a condition or state of affairs that slows down free movement or the rate of advance
EX 1 I hope the book will come out on time in spite of all the bottlenecks
LEMMA bottom
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bottoms
DEF = the base on which something stands; the lowest part, inside or outside
EX 1 at the bottom of the stairs the bottom of his trouser legs the flat bottom of the glass at/in/on the bottom of your cup
LEMMA bottom
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 bottoms
DEF = the ground under the sea, a lake, or a river
EX 1 at the bottom of the sea. They sent the enemy ship to the bottom (of the sea). the river-bottom This part is too deep for swimming: I can't touch bottom
LEMMA bottom
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bottoms
DEF = the least important or least worthy part of anything
EX 1 He is always at the bottom of the class. He started life at the bottom, and worked his way up (to success)
LEMMA bottom
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bottoms
DEF = the far end
EX 1 I'll walk with you to the bottom of the road. (BrE) We grow vegetables at the bottom of our garden
LEMMA bottom
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bottoms
DEF = the part of a chair on which one sits the part of the body on which one sits
EX 1 to fall on one's bottom
LEMMA bottom
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bottoms
DEF = often derog the starting point; the cause; that on which everything else rests
EX 1 Who is at the bottom of all this trouble?
LEMMA bottom
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 bottoms
DEF = (the lowest part of) a ship
EX 1
LEMMA bottom
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 bottoms
DEF = low-lying grassland along a river or stream
EX 1
LEMMA bottom
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bottoms
DEF = lowest; last
EX 1 in the bottom row
LEMMA bottom drawer
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bottoms
DEF = (the place for) the clothes, sheets, etc., which a girl collects before getting married
EX 1 Give her something for her bottom drawer
LEMMA botulism
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a serious form of food poisoning caused by bacteria that are found in preserved meat and vegetables
EX 1
LEMMA boudoir
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boudoirs
DEF = a woman's dressing room, bedroom, or private sitting room
EX 1
LEMMA bougainvillaea
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 3.
VAR 1 bougainvillaeas
DEF = a type of climbing plant with big red and purple flowers which grows in hot countries
EX 1
LEMMA bough
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boughs
DEF = a branch of a tree, esp. a main branch
EX 1
LEMMA bouillabaisse
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bouillabaisses
DEF = a strong-tasting dish made from fish
EX 1
LEMMA bouillabaisse
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a strong-tasting dish made from fish
EX 1
LEMMA bouillon
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bouillons
DEF = a clear soup made by boiling meat and vegetables in water
EX 1
LEMMA bouillon
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a clear soup made by boiling meat and vegetables in water
EX 1
LEMMA boulder
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 boulders
DEF = a large stone or a mass of rock
EX 1
LEMMA boulevard
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boulevards
DEF = a broad street, usu. having trees on each side
EX 1
LEMMA boulevard
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boulevards
DEF = AmE (often cap. as part of a name) a wide main road
EX 1 Sunset Boulevard
LEMMA bounce
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 6a
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act or action of bouncing (BOUNCE@1)
EX 1 The ball has plenty of bounce, and goes up very high after it hits the ground
LEMMA bounce
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ga
VAR 1 bounces
DEF = an example of this
EX 1 The ball gave a high bounce
LEMMA bounce
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = behaviour which is full of life, but may be too noisy
EX 1 She has a lot of bounce, but not everybody likes that
LEMMA bouncer
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bouncers
DEF = a person or thing that BOUNCEs@1
EX 1 That rubber ball is a good bouncer
LEMMA bouncer
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bouncers
DEF = infml a strong man employed (esp. at a club or inn) to throw out unwelcome visitors
EX 1
LEMMA bouncer
POS n
FIELD1 ck
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bouncers
DEF = BUMPER@2 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA bound
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bounds
DEF = a jump or LEAP@2
EX 1
LEMMA bound
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 6a
VAR 1 bounds
DEF = BOUNCE@2 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA boundary
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 go
VAR 1 boundaries
DEF = the limiting or dividing line of surfaces or spaces; border
EX 1 The new boundaries of the country were fixed after the war. A river forms the boundary (line) between the 2 countries
LEMMA boundary
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boundaries
DEF = the outer limit of anything, esp. of a system of thought or knowledge
EX 1 The boundaries of human knowledge are being pushed further out
LEMMA boundary
POS n
FIELD1 ck
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boundaries
DEF = (in cricket) the line which marks the limit of the field of play (in cricket) (a hit to (or over) this line, that is worth) 4 (or 6) runs
EX 1 He hit 6 boundaries in his 37
LEMMA bounder
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bounders
DEF = BrE old sl a man who does not behave in a socially acceptable way; CAD
EX 1
LEMMA bounder
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bounders
DEF = BrE old sl a man who does not behave in a socially acceptable way; CAD
EX 1
LEMMA bounds
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boundses
DEF = the furthest limits or edges of something; the limits beyond which one may not go
EX 1 There were no bounds to his foolishness. His foolishness was without bounds. Unwise behaviour of that sort goes beyond the bounds of reason. We must put/set bounds to our spending. It is within the bounds of possibility that he is guilty
LEMMA bounty
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = generosity
EX 1 a rich lady famous for her bounty to the poor
LEMMA bounty
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bounties
DEF = something that is given generously
EX 1
LEMMA bounty
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bounties
DEF = money given by a government for some special act or service
EX 1
LEMMA bouquet
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bouquets
DEF = flowers picked and fastened together in a bunch
EX 1
LEMMA bouquet
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bouquets
DEF = words of praise
EX 1 In his speech there were bouquets for everyone who had helped him
LEMMA bouquet
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 zw
VAR 1 bouquets
DEF = the smell of wine, etc.
EX 1 a rich bouquet
LEMMA bouquet
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 zw
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the smell of wine, etc.
EX 1 a rich bouquet
LEMMA bourbon
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 zw
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of American strong alcoholic drink (WHISKY)
EX 1
LEMMA bourgeois
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bourgeoises
DEF = a member of the MIDDLE CLASS
EX 1
LEMMA bourgeois
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ez
VAR 1 bourgeoises
DEF = a member of the CAPITALIST class
EX 1
LEMMA bourgeois
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bourgeoises
DEF = derog a person more concerned with possessions and good manners than with ideas and feelings
EX 1
LEMMA bourgeoisie
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 bourgeoisies
DEF = the MIDDLE CLASS
EX 1
LEMMA bourgeoisie
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 bourgeoisies
DEF = the MIDDLE CLASS
EX 1
LEMMA bourgeoisie
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 bourgeoisies
DEF = the CAPITALIST class
EX 1
LEMMA bourgeoisie
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 bourgeoisies
DEF = the CAPITALIST class
EX 1
LEMMA bourn
POS n
FIELD1 6o
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 bourns
DEF = (now used mainly in placenames) a small stream
EX 1 Eastbourne
LEMMA bourn
POS n
FIELD1 6o
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 bourns
DEF = limit; border
EX 1 ". . . death/The undiscovered country from whose bourn/No traveller returns . . ." (Shakespeare, Hamlet)
LEMMA bourse
POS n
FIELD1 el
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bourses
DEF = a European STOCK EXCHANGE, esp. in France
EX 1
LEMMA bout
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bouts
DEF = a short period of activity
EX 1 bouts of fierce activity followed by periods of rest bouts of drinking (alcohol)
LEMMA bout
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bouts
DEF = an attack of illness
EX 1 several bouts of fever
LEMMA bout
POS n
FIELD1 6y
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 bouts
DEF = a BOXING match
EX 1
LEMMA boutique
POS n
FIELD1 bc
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 boutiques
DEF = a small shop (usu. for women) selling up-to-date clothes and other personal articles of the newest kind
EX 1
LEMMA boutique
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 boutiques
DEF = a department of this kind within a large department store
EX 1
LEMMA bouzouki
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 nq
VAR 1 bouzoukis
DEF = a long-necked stringed musical instrument of Greek origin, which is like a MANDOLIN
EX 1 bouzouki music
LEMMA bovril
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a substance obtained from meat and mixed with hot water to make a drink
EX 1
LEMMA bovver
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = violence or threatening behaviour, esp. by groups of boys or young men wearing heavy boots for kicking (bovver-boots /"-- -/)
EX 1
LEMMA bow
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bows
DEF = a bending forward of the upper part of the body to show respect or yielding
EX 1 He moved aside for her with a polite bow
LEMMA bow
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 sp
VAR 1 bows
DEF = a piece of wood held in a curve by a tight string and used for shooting arrows
EX 1
LEMMA bow
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bows
DEF = a long thin piece of wood with a tight string fastened along it, used for playing musical instruments that have strings
EX 1
LEMMA bow
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bows
DEF = a knot formed by doubling a line into 2 or more round or curved pieces, and used for ornament in the hair, in tying shoes, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA bow
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bows
DEF = the forward part of a ship
EX 1
LEMMA bowel
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 bowels
DEF = BOWELS (1)
EX 1
LEMMA bowel
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 bowels
DEF = BOWELS (1)
EX 1
LEMMA bowels
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 bowelses
DEF = a long pipe continuing down from the stomach and leading the waste matter out of the body
EX 1
LEMMA bowels
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bowelses
DEF = lit the place where kind personal feelings are said to come from
EX 1 the bowels of COMPASSION/of pity
LEMMA bowels
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bowelses
DEF = the inner, lower part (of anything) (esp. in the phr. the bowels of the earth)
EX 1
LEMMA bower
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bowers
DEF = (a summer house in) a pleasant shaded place under the trees
EX 1
LEMMA bower
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bowers
DEF = BOUDOIR
EX 1
LEMMA bowerbird
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 yt
VAR 1 bowerbirds
DEF = any of several types of bird that live in or near Australia, the male of which builds a special tubelike framework of grass, ornamented with brightly-coloured objects, to attract the female
EX 1
LEMMA bowie knife
POS n
FIELD1 hf
FIELD2 qu
VAR 1 bowies
DEF = a strong single-edged hunting knife of American origin, which has part of the back edge curved upwards to a point and sharpened
EX 1
LEMMA bowing
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the manner of using the BOW@3 (2) in music
EX 1
LEMMA bowing
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the way in which a piece of music is to be played using the BOW@3 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA bowl
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bowls
DEF = (often in comb.) a deep round container for holding liquids, flowers, sugar, etc.
EX 1 a sugar bowl
LEMMA bowl
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bowls
DEF = the contents of a bowl
EX 1 There are 2 bowls of sugar left
LEMMA bowl
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bowls
DEF = lit a drinking vessel, representing merry-making
EX 1
LEMMA bowl
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bowls
DEF = anything in the shape of a bowl
EX 1 the bowl of a pipe (for smoking)
LEMMA bowl
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 bowls
DEF = a ball for rolling in the game of BOWLS
EX 1
LEMMA bowl
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bowls
DEF = an act of rolling the ball in the games of BOWLS or BOWLING
EX 1
LEMMA bowler
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ga
VAR 1 bowlers
DEF = a person who BOWLs@3 esp. in cricket
EX 1 the best bowler in the team
LEMMA bowler
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bowlers
DEF = a man's round hard hat, usu. black
EX 1 He wears a bowler to go to his office in the City (of London)
LEMMA bowlful
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bowlfuls
DEF = BOWL@1 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA bowline
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bowlines
DEF = also bowline knot /"-- -/_a special sort of knot which does not slip, used esp. by sailors
EX 1
LEMMA bowline
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bowlines
DEF = a rope running from the edge of a sail to the BOW@5
EX 1
LEMMA bowling
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = any of various games in which balls are rolled at an object or a group of objects
EX 1
LEMMA bowling
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = also tenpin bowling_ an indoor game of American origin in which a large heavy ball is rolled along a wooden track in an effort to knock down as many as possible of a set of 10 bottle-shaped wooden objects
EX 1
LEMMA bowling alley
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bowlings
DEF = a place for BOWLING, esp. the game of BOWLING (2)
EX 1
LEMMA bowling green
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 bowlings
DEF = an area of short smooth grass for playing the game of BOWLS
EX 1
LEMMA bowls
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 nil
DEF = an outdoor game in which one tries to roll a big ball as near as possible to a small ball called "the JACK"
EX 1
LEMMA bowman
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 bowmans
DEF = ARCHER
EX 1
LEMMA bowser
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bowsers
DEF = a special vehicle used for carrying petrol to an aircraft at an AIRPORT
EX 1
LEMMA bowshot
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bowshots
DEF = the distance from the place where an arrow is fired, to the place where it lands
EX 1 The castle lies not a bowshot from here, my lord
LEMMA bowsprit
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bowsprits
DEF = a pole sticking out from the front of a ship (BOW@5), to which ropes from the sails are fastened
EX 1
LEMMA bow tie
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bows
DEF = a TIE fastened at the front with a knot in the shape of a BOW@3 (3)
EX 1
LEMMA bow window
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bows
DEF = a window built outwards from the wall in a curve, and built up from the ground
EX 1
LEMMA bowwow
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bowwows
DEF = (a child's word for) a dog
EX 1
LEMMA box
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boxes
DEF = a type of small tree with dark stiff leaves that do not fall during the winter, often planted in rows as a wall or fence
EX 1
LEMMA box
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of small tree with dark stiff leaves that do not fall during the winter, often planted in rows as a wall or fence
EX 1
LEMMA box
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boxes
DEF = a type of small tree with dark stiff leaves that do not fall during the winter, often planted in rows as a wall or fence
EX 1
LEMMA box
POS n
FIELD1 fr
FIELD2 zw
VAR 1 nil
DEF = BOXWOOD
EX 1
LEMMA box
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boxes
DEF = (often in comb.) a container for solids, usu. with stiff sides and often with a lid
EX 1 a wooden box a shoebox
LEMMA box
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boxes
DEF = the contents of a box
EX 1 She's eaten a whole box of chocolates
LEMMA box
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boxes
DEF = a small room or enclosed space
EX 1 a box at the theatre the witness box in a law-court the signal box on a railway line
LEMMA box
POS n
FIELD1 ck
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boxes
DEF = (in cricket) a rounded piece of metal or plastic worn by the hitter (BATSMAN) over the lower part of the body, to protect the TESTICLEs from being hit by the ball
EX 1
LEMMA box
POS n
FIELD1 ra
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 boxes
DEF = BrE sl television
EX 1 I hate all these old films they keep showing on the box every night
LEMMA boxer
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boxers
DEF = a type of largish short-haired dog of German origin, usu. light brown in colour
EX 1
LEMMA boxful
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boxfuls
DEF = BOX@2 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA boxing
POS n
FIELD1 6y
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the sport of fighting with the tightly closed hands (the FISTs)
EX 1
LEMMA boxing day
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 Boxings
DEF = a public holiday in England and Wales, which is the first day after Christmas that is not a Sunday
EX 1
LEMMA box kite
POS n
FIELD1 6a
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boxes
DEF = a tailless KITE for flying, consisting of 2 or more open-ended connected boxes
EX 1
LEMMA box number
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boxes
DEF = a number used as a mailing address, esp. in replying to newspaper advertisements
EX 1
LEMMA box office
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boxes
DEF = a place in a theatre, cinema, concert hall, etc., where tickets are sold
EX 1
LEMMA box spanner
POS n
FIELD1 hw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boxes
DEF = a SPANNER with a special head that fits over a NUT@1 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA boxwood
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the hard wood of the BOX@1 tree
EX 1
LEMMA boy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boys
DEF = a young male person
EX 1 When the child was born, the nurse said, "It's a boy!" "Come here, boy!" shouted the old man. a boy actor
LEMMA boy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boys
DEF = a young male person
EX 1 When the child was born, the nurse said, "It's a boy!" "Come here, boy!" shouted the old man. a boy actor
LEMMA boy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boys
DEF = a son, esp. young
EX 1
LEMMA boy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boys
DEF = a male person of any age who acts as if he were still a boy
EX 1
LEMMA boy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boys
DEF = infml esp. AmE a male person, of any age, from a given place
EX 1 John Smith? Yes_he's a local boy, I believe
LEMMA boy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boys
DEF = (now considered offensive) a male servant of a different race
EX 1 Don't carry that trunk_I'll get one of the boys to do it
LEMMA boy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boys
DEF = (now considered offensive) a male servant of a different race
EX 1 Don't carry that trunk_I'll get one of the boys to do it
LEMMA boy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boys
DEF = becoming rare (used in forming phrases for addressing men)
EX 1 Thank you, my boy/dear boy/old boy
LEMMA boycott
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boycotts
DEF = an act of BOYCOTTing@1
EX 1 They have declared a boycott of/against that shop
LEMMA boyfriend
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boyfriends
DEF = a male companion, usu. young, with whom a woman spends time and shares amusements
EX 1
LEMMA boyhood
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boyhoods
DEF = the state or period of being a boy
EX 1 Did you have a happy boyhood, father?
LEMMA boyhood
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state or period of being a boy
EX 1 Did you have a happy boyhood, father?
LEMMA boys
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boyses
DEF = men who are thought of as young and as forming a group in some way
EX 1 to spend a night with the boys Up and at them, boys!
LEMMA boys
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boyses
DEF = men who are thought of as young and as forming a group in some way
EX 1 to spend a night with the boys Up and at them, boys!
LEMMA boy scout
POS n
FIELD1 sc
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boys
DEF = (often cap.) a member of an association (the (boy) scouts) for training boys in character and self-help through camping, giving help to others, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA bra
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bras
DEF = a woman's close-fitting undergarment worn to support the breasts
EX 1
LEMMA brace
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 braces
DEF = something used for supporting, stiffening, or fastening
EX 1
LEMMA brace
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 braces
DEF = a rope used on a sailing ship to tighten a sail
EX 1
LEMMA brace
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 braces
DEF = a support sometimes worn by a person with a weak back
EX 1
LEMMA brace
POS n
FIELD1 de
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 braces
DEF = a wire worn inside the mouth, usu. by children, to make right the irregular growth of teeth
EX 1
LEMMA brace
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 braces
DEF = a mark } or { used for connecting information printed on more than one line
EX 1
LEMMA brace
POS n
FIELD1 hf
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 braces
DEF = (usu. in hunting or shooting) 2 of a kind; a pair
EX 1 We brought back several brace of wild birds. Those 2 are a brace of thieves!
LEMMA brace
POS n
FIELD1 hf
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 braces
DEF = (usu. in hunting or shooting) 2 of a kind; a pair
EX 1 We brought back several brace of wild birds. Those 2 are a brace of thieves!
LEMMA brace and bit
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 braces
DEF = a tool used for making holes in wood
EX 1
LEMMA bracelet
POS n
FIELD1 jw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bracelets
DEF = a band or ring, usu. of metal, worn round the wrist or arm as an ornament
EX 1
LEMMA bracelets
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 braceletses
DEF = HANDCUFFS
EX 1
LEMMA braces
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 braceses
DEF = (AmE suspenders)_ elastic cloth bands worn over the shoulders to hold up men's trousers
EX 1 a pair of braces
LEMMA bracken
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a kind of plant (a FERN) which grows in forests, on waste land, and on the slopes of hills, and becomes a rich red-brown colour in autumn
EX 1
LEMMA bracken
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a mass of such plants
EX 1
LEMMA bracket
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 brackets
DEF = a piece of metal or wood put in or on a wall to support something
EX 1 a lamp bracket
LEMMA bracket
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 brackets
DEF = also square bracket_ either of the pair of signs [ ] used for enclosing a piece of information also angle bracket_ either of the pair of signs < > used for enclosing a piece of information infml PARENTHESIS (2) BRACE@1 (5)
EX 1
LEMMA bracket
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brackets
DEF = a group of people who share some quality
EX 1 the upper income bracket the 16-25 age bracket
LEMMA bract
POS n
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bracts
DEF = a leaflike part of a plant, often brightly coloured and growing in groups of a flowerlike appearance
EX 1
LEMMA bradawl
POS n
FIELD1 hw
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 bradawls
DEF = a small tool with a sharp point for making holes
EX 1
LEMMA brae
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 braes
DEF = Scot E a hillside or the slope at the side of a river valley
EX 1
LEMMA brag
POS n
FIELD1 cd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of card game
EX 1
LEMMA braggadocio
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = noisy BRAGging@1
EX 1
LEMMA braggadocio
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 braggadocios
DEF = BRAGGART
EX 1
LEMMA braggart
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 braggarts
DEF = a noisy fellow with a good opinion of himself, who BRAGs@1 a lot
EX 1
LEMMA brahman
POS n
FIELD1 rn
FIELD2 xh
VAR 1 Brahmans
DEF = a Hindu of the highest rank (CASTE)
EX 1
LEMMA braid
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 braids
DEF = esp. AmE a band of hair made by twisting several lengths over and under each other; PLAIT@1
EX 1 She wears her hair in braids down her back
LEMMA braid
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a number of threads of silk, cotton, gold, etc., twisted together to make a narrow edging to put on material
EX 1 gold braid for a military officer's uniform
LEMMA braille
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a way of) printing with raised round marks which blind people can read by touching them
EX 1
LEMMA brain
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 brains
DEF = med the organ of the body in the upper part of the head, which controls thought and feeling
EX 1 The brain is the centre of higher nervous activity
LEMMA brain
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brains
DEF = the mind; INTELLIGENCE (1)
EX 1 a good brain He's nice, but he hasn't got much brain
LEMMA brain
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the mind; INTELLIGENCE (1)
EX 1 a good brain He's nice, but he hasn't got much brain
LEMMA brain
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brains
DEF = infml a person with a good mind
EX 1 Some of the best brains in the country are here tonight
LEMMA brainchild
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brainchilds
DEF = somebody's idea or (usu.) invention, esp. if successful
EX 1 This brainchild of mine has saved us a lot of money
LEMMA brain drain
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 brains
DEF = the movement of large numbers of highly-skilled or professional people from the country where they were trained to other countries where they can earn more money
EX 1
LEMMA brainpan
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 brainpans
DEF = the case of bone in which the brain is contained
EX 1
LEMMA brains
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the material of which the brain consists
EX 1 Sheep's brains is my favourite dish
LEMMA brains
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = infml the ability to think
EX 1 He's got a lot of brains
LEMMA brainstorm
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brainstorms
DEF = BrE a sudden great disorder of the mind
EX 1 I don't know why I forgot those papers: I must have had a brainstorm or something
LEMMA brainstorm
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brainstorms
DEF = AmE BRAINWAVE
EX 1
LEMMA brains trust
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brainses
DEF = a group of people with special knowledge and experience who answer questions or give advice
EX 1
LEMMA brainwashing
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 sm
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act or action of BRAINWASHing
EX 1
LEMMA brainwashing
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brainwashings
DEF = an example of this
EX 1
LEMMA brainwave
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brainwaves
DEF = a sudden clever idea
EX 1 Listen: I've just had a brainwave. Here's what we should do . . .
LEMMA brake
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brakes
DEF = an apparatus for slowing or lessening movement and bringing to a stop (as of a wheel or car)
EX 1 (fig.) The government put the brakes on all our plans by giving us less money
LEMMA brake
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 brakes
DEF = an area of rough or wet land with many low-growing wild bushes and plants
EX 1
LEMMA brake
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = BRACKEN
EX 1
LEMMA brake horsepower
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the HORSEPOWER developed by an engine and measured by the amount that the BRAKE@1 has to be used
EX 1
LEMMA bramble
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 u.
VAR 1 brambles
DEF = any of a large number of common wild prickly bushes of the rose family, esp. one which bears a red fruit which later becomes black; the wild form of BLACKBERRY
EX 1
LEMMA bran
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the crushed skin of wheat and other grain separated from the flour
EX 1
LEMMA branch
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 branches
DEF = an armlike stem growing from the trunk of a tree or from another such stem
EX 1
LEMMA branch
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 branches
DEF = an armlike part or division of some material thing
EX 1 a branch of a river a branch road a branch railway
LEMMA branch
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 branches
DEF = a division of a non-material thing
EX 1 a branch of knowledge/of government. Our business has branches in many cities. He comes from a branch of our family that settled in America
LEMMA brand
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 brands
DEF = a class of goods which is the product of a particular firm or producer
EX 1 What is your favourite brand of soap?
LEMMA brand
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brands
DEF = a special kind
EX 1 He has his own brand of humour
LEMMA brand
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brands
DEF = fml a piece of burnt or burning wood
EX 1
LEMMA brand
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brands
DEF = a mark made (as by burning) usu. to show ownership
EX 1 These cattle have my brand on them
LEMMA brand
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brands
DEF = poet a piece of wood burnt to give light; TORCH (2)
EX 1
LEMMA brand
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brands
DEF = poet a sword
EX 1
LEMMA brand name
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 brands
DEF = TRADE NAME
EX 1
LEMMA brandy
POS n
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a strong alcoholic drink usu. made from wine
EX 1
LEMMA brandy
POS n
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 brandies
DEF = a type or single drink of this
EX 1
LEMMA brandy snap
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 brandies
DEF = a thin sticky kind of sweet tasting of GINGER@1
EX 1
LEMMA brass
POS n
FIELD1 mt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a very hard bright yellow metal, a mixture of COPPER@1 and ZINC
EX 1
LEMMA brass
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brasses
DEF = an object made of this metal, esp. a musical wind instrument
EX 1 Our band has some of the best brass players in the country
LEMMA brass
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brasses
DEF = (esp. in Britain) a flat piece of this metal fixed to the floor or wall of a church in memory of a dead person
EX 1
LEMMA brass
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = sl, esp. NEngE money
EX 1 plenty of brass
LEMMA brass
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = sl shameless daring
EX 1 How did she have the brass to do that?
LEMMA brass band
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brasses
DEF = a band consisting mostly of BRASS (2) (musical) instruments
EX 1
LEMMA brasserie
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 brasseries
DEF = a restaurant that sells beer
EX 1
LEMMA brass hat
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brasses
DEF = a military officer of high rank
EX 1
LEMMA brassiere
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brassieres
DEF = BRA
EX 1
LEMMA brass knuckles
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brasses
DEF = KNUCKLE-DUSTER
EX 1
LEMMA brass plate
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 brasses
DEF = a flat piece of brass put up outside an office to give the name of the person or group whose office it is
EX 1
LEMMA brat
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brats
DEF = a child, esp. a bad-mannered one
EX 1
LEMMA bravado
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the (often unnecessary) showing of courage or boldness
EX 1
LEMMA brave
POS n
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 qm
VAR 1 braves
DEF = a young North American Indian WARRIOR (fighting man)
EX 1
LEMMA bravo
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 th
VAR 1 bravos
DEF = a shout of joy because someone (esp. a performer) has done well
EX 1
LEMMA bravura
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a very showy style of performing something, esp. music
EX 1 the bravura of her performance a bravura performance
LEMMA brawl
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brawls
DEF = a noisy quarrel, often in a public place, which usu. includes fighting
EX 1
LEMMA brawn
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = human muscle; MUSCULAR strength
EX 1
LEMMA brawn
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 brawns
DEF = (AmE headcheese)_ BrE (pieces of) pig-meat boiled and pressed in a pot with jelly
EX 1
LEMMA brawn
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (AmE headcheese)_ BrE (pieces of) pig-meat boiled and pressed in a pot with jelly
EX 1
LEMMA bray
POS n
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 brays
DEF = the sound a donkey makes
EX 1
LEMMA brazier
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 braziers
DEF = a container for burning coals
EX 1
LEMMA breach
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaches
DEF = an act of breaking, not obeying, or not fulfilling a law, promise, custom, etc.
EX 1 Your action is a breach of our agreement. You are in breach of your contract
LEMMA breach
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = an act of breaking, not obeying, or not fulfilling a law, promise, custom, etc.
EX 1 Your action is a breach of our agreement. You are in breach of your contract
LEMMA breach
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaches
DEF = an opening, esp. one made in a wall by attackers
EX 1
LEMMA breach of confidence
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaches
DEF = the telling of a secret
EX 1
LEMMA breach of promise
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breaches
DEF = a failure to fulfil a promise, esp. a promise to marry someone
EX 1
LEMMA breach of promise
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a failure to fulfil a promise, esp. a promise to marry someone
EX 1
LEMMA breach of the peace
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breaches
DEF = unlawful fighting in a public place
EX 1 sent to prison for a breach of the peace
LEMMA bread
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a common food made of baked flour
EX 1 a loaf of bread
LEMMA bread
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = food generally
EX 1 our daily bread
LEMMA bread
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = means of staying alive
EX 1 to beg one's bread to earn one's bread as a labourer
LEMMA bread
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = sl money
EX 1
LEMMA breadbasket
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 breadbaskets
DEF = infml an important grain-producing area
EX 1 The Ukraine is the breadbasket of the Soviet Union
LEMMA breadbasket
POS n
FIELD1 gy
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 breadbaskets
DEF = sl the stomach
EX 1 Hit him in the breadbasket, Maxie!
LEMMA breadboard
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breadboards
DEF = a special piece of flat smooth wood on which to cut a loaf of bread into SLICEs (thin pieces)
EX 1
LEMMA breadcrumb
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 breadcrumbs
DEF = a very small bit of the soft inner part of a loaf of bread
EX 1 breadcrumbs to feed the birds breadcrumbs for cooking
LEMMA breadfruit
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 z3
VAR 1 breadfruits
DEF = a type of round usu. seedless tropical fruit that looks and feels like bread when baked
EX 1
LEMMA breadfruit
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 z3
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of round usu. seedless tropical fruit that looks and feels like bread when baked
EX 1
LEMMA breadfruit
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 z3
VAR 1 breadfruits
DEF = also breadfruit tree /"-- -/_ a tall tropical tree that bears this fruit
EX 1
LEMMA breadline
POS n
FIELD1 el
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 breadlines
DEF = a line of people waiting to be given food which they are too poor to buy
EX 1 Do you remember the mass unemployment and breadlines of the 1930s?
LEMMA breadth
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breadths
DEF = (the) distance from side to side; width
EX 1 What is the breadth of this river? The breadth is 16 metres./It's 16 metres in breadth. a breadth of 16 metres rivers of different breadths
LEMMA breadth
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (the) distance from side to side; width
EX 1 What is the breadth of this river? The breadth is 16 metres./It's 16 metres in breadth. a breadth of 16 metres rivers of different breadths
LEMMA breadth
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breadths
DEF = a wide stretch (of land, water, etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA breadth
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the quality of taking everything or many things into consideration; range (as of knowledge, experience, etc.)
EX 1 The great breadth of Dr. Plunkett's learning made his book the standard work on the subject
LEMMA breadth
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the ability to consider other people's opinions even if different from one's own
EX 1 a woman of great breadth of mind/opinions
LEMMA breadwinner
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 breadwinners
DEF = the person who works to supply a family with food, money, etc.
EX 1 Who is the breadwinner in your family?
LEMMA break
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
DEF = an opening made by breaking or being broken
EX 1 a break in the clouds
LEMMA break
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
DEF = a pause for rest; period of time between activities
EX 1 a break in the concert a coffee break a tea break
LEMMA break
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
DEF = a change from the usual pattern or custom
EX 1 a break from/with the past a break in the weather
LEMMA break
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
DEF = the time of day before sunrise when daylight first appears
EX 1 the break of day at break of day at daybreak
LEMMA break
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 breaks
DEF = an escape, esp. from prison
EX 1
LEMMA break
POS n
FIELD1 cr
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breaks
DEF = (in cricket) a change of direction of the ball on first hitting the ground after being thrown
EX 1
LEMMA break
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breaks
DEF = (in the game of BILLIARDS) the number of points made by one player during one continuous period of play
EX 1
LEMMA break
POS n
FIELD1 nt
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 breaks
DEF = (in tennis) a case of winning a game from the opponent who began it
EX 1 Cox had 2 breaks in the first set, but still lost it
LEMMA break
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
DEF = infml a chance (esp. to make things better); piece of luck, esp. of good luck
EX 1 Give him a break and he'll succeed. He's had a good year with several big breaks/lucky breaks
LEMMA breakage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the action of breaking
EX 1
LEMMA breakage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breakages
DEF = a broken place or part
EX 1 a breakage in the gas pipes
LEMMA breakage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breakages
DEF = the articles or value of the articles broken
EX 1 breakage/breakages of L37
LEMMA breakage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the articles or value of the articles broken
EX 1 breakage/breakages of L37
LEMMA breakaway
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breakaways
DEF = a person or thing that BREAKs AWAY
EX 1
LEMMA breakaway
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breakaways
DEF = a person or thing that BREAKs AWAY
EX 1
LEMMA breakaway
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breakaways
DEF = an act or example of BREAKing AWAY (as from a group or custom)
EX 1
LEMMA breakaway
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breakaways
DEF = an act or example of BREAKing AWAY (as from a group or custom)
EX 1
LEMMA breakaway
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breakaways
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 n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breakaways
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 n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breakaways
DEF = esp. AustrE a sudden mad rush of horses or cattle; STAMPEDE@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA breakaway
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breakaways
DEF = esp. AustrE a sudden mad rush of horses or cattle; STAMPEDE@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA breakaway
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breakaways
DEF = esp. AustrE an animal that escapes from control
EX 1
LEMMA breakaway
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breakaways
DEF = esp. AustrE an animal that escapes from control
EX 1
LEMMA breakaway
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breakaways
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 n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breakaways
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 n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breakaways
DEF = AmE an object made so that it breaks easily when hit
EX 1 breakaway road signs for safety in car accidents
LEMMA breakdown
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breakdowns
DEF = a sudden failure in operation
EX 1 Our car had a breakdown on the road. an electricity breakdown
LEMMA breakdown
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 breakdowns
DEF = a sudden weakening or loss of powers of the body or mind
EX 1 a nervous breakdown
LEMMA breakdown
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breakdowns
DEF = a (usu. sudden) failure and stopping
EX 1 a breakdown of talks between workers and employers
LEMMA breakdown
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breakdowns
DEF = a division by types or into smaller groups; explanation in simple language
EX 1 I'd like a breakdown of these figures, please
LEMMA breaker
POS n
FIELD1 6o
FIELD2 zo
VAR 1 breakers
DEF = a large wave with a white top that rolls onto the shore
EX 1
LEMMA breakfast
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breakfasts
DEF = the first meal of the day
EX 1 It happened at/during breakfast. She likes eggs for breakfast. Would you like breakfast now?
LEMMA breakfast
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the first meal of the day
EX 1 It happened at/during breakfast. She likes eggs for breakfast. Would you like breakfast now?
LEMMA break-in
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 break-ins
DEF = the unlawful entering of a building, using force
EX 1 15 break-ins in the last week
LEMMA break-in
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 th
VAR 1 break-ins
DEF = the first use or performance of something new, done in especially easy conditions in preparation for more difficult ordinary conditions
EX 1
LEMMA breaking and enterin
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the crime of HOUSEBREAKING
EX 1
LEMMA breakout
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 so
VAR 1 breakouts
DEF = a violent or forceful break from an enclosed space or a difficult state of affairs, esp. a military attack to break from being surrounded a violent or forceful break from an enclosed space or a difficult state of affairs, esp. an escape from prison, usu. of several prisoners at once
EX 1
LEMMA breakthrough
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breakthroughs
DEF = the action of forcing a way through the enemy
EX 1 a military breakthrough made at night
LEMMA breakthrough
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 md
VAR 1 breakthroughs
DEF = the action of making a discovery (often suddenly and after earlier failures) that will lead to other discoveries
EX 1 Scientists have made a breakthrough in their treatment of that disease
LEMMA breakthrough
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 md
VAR 1 breakthroughs
DEF = a discovery of this sort
EX 1 an important medical breakthrough
LEMMA breakup
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 breakups
DEF = (esp. of a relationship or association) a coming to an end
EX 1 the breakup of a marriage/of a firm
LEMMA breakup
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 breakups
DEF = a division into smaller parts
EX 1 the breakup of the large farms
LEMMA breakwater
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zo
VAR 1 breakwaters
DEF = a thick wall built out into the sea to lessen the force of the waves near a harbour
EX 1
LEMMA bream
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breams
DEF = a kind of freshwater fish with a thick flat body
EX 1
LEMMA bream
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breams
DEF = a kind of salt-water fish (the sea bream)
EX 1
LEMMA breast
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 breasts
DEF = either of the 2 parts of a woman's body that produce milk, or the smaller parts like these on a man's body
EX 1 a baby still at its mother's breast/at the breast
LEMMA breast
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 breasts
DEF = lit the upper front part of the body between the neck and the stomach
EX 1
LEMMA breast
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breasts
DEF = lit the part of the body where the feelings are supposed to be
EX 1 a troubled breast
LEMMA breastbone
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 breastbones
DEF = the upright bone in the front of the chest, to which the top 7 pairs of RIBs are connected
EX 1
LEMMA breastplate
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zk
VAR 1 breastplates
DEF = a piece of armour worn to protect the chest
EX 1
LEMMA breast pocket
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breasts
DEF = a pocket on the breast of a JACKET, esp. one worn by men
EX 1
LEMMA breaststroke
POS n
FIELD1 wa
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 breaststrokes
DEF = a way of swimming with one's chest downwards, by putting the arms in front of the head while drawing the knees forward and outwards and then sweeping the arms back while kicking backwards and outwards
EX 1
LEMMA breastwork
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breastworks
DEF = a defensive earth wall (EARTHWORK) built as high as a man's chest
EX 1
LEMMA breath
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = air taken into and breathed out of the lungs
EX 1 The horse's breath hung like a cloud over their heads on that cold day. After all that running I have no breath left
LEMMA breath
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 breaths
DEF = an act of breathing air in and out once
EX 1 Take a deep breath, stick out your tongue, and say "AH!" (fig.) Let's go out for a breath of fresh air
LEMMA breath
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = lit life
EX 1 I shall love you as long as I have breath
LEMMA breath
POS n
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breaths
DEF = a movement of air; very slight wind
EX 1 Hardly a breath of air was moving
LEMMA breath
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaths
DEF = a word about or slight sign of (something)
EX 1 There's a breath of spring in the air today
LEMMA breath
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaths
DEF = moment (in the phrs. in one breath, in the same breath, in the next breath)
EX 1 In one breath he said "yes" and in the next he said "no"!
LEMMA breathalyser
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 breathalysers
DEF = an apparatus used by the police in Britain to measure the amount of alcohol that the driver of a car has drunk
EX 1
LEMMA breather
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breathers
DEF = (usu. in comb.) a person (or animal) that breathes
EX 1 a heavy breather
LEMMA breather
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breathers
DEF = infml a short pause for a rest
EX 1 We've been working quite a long time now: let's have/take a breather
LEMMA breathing
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (often in comb.) the act or action of breathing
EX 1 heavy breathing
LEMMA breathing space
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breathings
DEF = (a) period of inactivity, esp. for rest and getting ready for further efforts
EX 1
LEMMA breathing space
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a) period of inactivity, esp. for rest and getting ready for further efforts
EX 1
LEMMA breech
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 hf
VAR 1 breeches
DEF = the end of a gun into which the shot or bullet is put
EX 1
LEMMA breeches
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breecheses
DEF = short trousers esp. for men, fastened at or below the knee
EX 1 knee-breeches
LEMMA breeches
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breecheses
DEF = humor trousers
EX 1
LEMMA breeches buoy
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breecheses
DEF = a means of saving a person's life at sea, by which something like a pair of BREECHES of strong material, to hold the person, is pulled along a rope to bring him to the shore or to a boat
EX 1
LEMMA breech-loader
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 breech-loaders
DEF = a gun which is loaded at the BREECH (the back end of the barrel), instead of through the MUZZLE (the front end of the barrel) as in earlier times
EX 1
LEMMA breed
POS n
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 breeds
DEF = a kind or class of animal (or plant) usu. developed under the influence of man
EX 1 a breed of dog (fig.) a fine breed of man
LEMMA breeder
POS n
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 breeders
DEF = a person who BREEDs@1 (2) animals, birds, or fish
EX 1
LEMMA breeder
POS n
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 breeders
DEF = an animal, bird, or fish that produces young
EX 1 Cows of that type are good breeders
LEMMA breeding
POS n
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the producing of young by animals, birds, or fish (or plants)
EX 1
LEMMA breeding
POS n
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the business of keeping animals, birds, or fish for the purpose of obtaining new and better kinds, or young for sale
EX 1 cattle-breeding
LEMMA breeding
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (training in) polite social behaviour
EX 1 A person of fine breeding behaves well on all occasions
LEMMA breeding-ground
POS n
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 breeding-grounds
DEF = a place where the young, esp. of wild creatures, are produced
EX 1 Sea cliffs are the breeding-ground of many sea-birds
LEMMA breeding-ground
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breeding-grounds
DEF = the place or point of origin (often of something bad)
EX 1 Dirt is the breeding-ground of disease
LEMMA breeze
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breezes
DEF = a light gentle wind
EX 1
LEMMA breeze
POS n
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breezes
DEF = tech a wind of from 4 to 31 miles per hour
EX 1
LEMMA breeze
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breezes
DEF = esp AmE sl something easily done
EX 1 Learning English is a breeze? You must be joking!
LEMMA breezeblock
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breezeblocks
DEF = a light-weight building-block made of cement and small pieces of burnt coal (CINDERs)
EX 1
LEMMA bren gun
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 Brens
DEF = a type of light rapid-firing gun (MACHINEGUN)
EX 1
LEMMA brethren
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 or
VAR 1 brethrens
DEF = (usu. in formal or solemn address or in speaking of the members of a profession, association, or religious group) brothers
EX 1 dearly BELOVED brethren
LEMMA brethren
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 or
VAR 1 brethrens
DEF = (usu. in formal or solemn address or in speaking of the members of a profession, association, or religious group) brothers
EX 1 dearly BELOVED brethren
LEMMA breve
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 breves
DEF = a curved mark \cu\ used for showing that a sound or part of a word is pronounced short, esp. in poetry
EX 1
LEMMA breve
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breves
DEF = a long musical note equal to 2 SEMIBREVEs
EX 1
LEMMA brevet
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 or
VAR 1 brevets
DEF = a written official statement giving a military officer a higher rank without an increase in pay
EX 1
LEMMA breviary
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breviaries
DEF = a book used in the ROMAN CATHOLIC church, containing the prayers to be said on each day by priests
EX 1
LEMMA brevity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (of non-material things) shortness
EX 1 the brevity of his writing/his life
LEMMA brew
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 brews
DEF = the result of BREWing@1
EX 1 Is this brew to your taste? Do you like it?
LEMMA brew
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 brews
DEF = the amount of liquid BREWed@1 at one time
EX 1 You'll need a big brew for all those people
LEMMA brew
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 brews
DEF = the nature or quality of what is BREWed@1
EX 1 I like a stronger brew (of tea)
LEMMA brewer
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 brewers
DEF = a person who makes beer
EX 1
LEMMA brewer's droop
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the inability of a man to make his sexual organ become larger (ERECT@1), owing to drinking too much alcohol
EX 1
LEMMA brewery
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 breweries
DEF = a place where beer is made
EX 1
LEMMA brew-up
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 brew-ups
DEF = the act or action of making tea (or sometimes coffee)
EX 1 Let's have a brew-up: how do you like your tea?
LEMMA briar
POS n
FIELD1 to
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 briars
DEF = a tobacco pipe made from the root of a BRIER
EX 1
LEMMA briar
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 briars
DEF = BRIER
EX 1
LEMMA briar
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = BRIER
EX 1
LEMMA bribe
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bribes
DEF = something offered or given in bribing (BRIBE@1)
EX 1 The official was charged with taking bribes from people who wanted favours in return
LEMMA bribery
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act or practice of giving or taking a BRIBE@2
EX 1
LEMMA bric-a-brac
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = small ornaments in a house
EX 1
LEMMA brick
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ac
VAR 1 bricks
DEF = (a hard piece of) baked clay used for building
EX 1 He used yellow bricks to build his house. a red brick house The house is brick, not wood. The colour is brick-red
LEMMA brick
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ac
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a hard piece of) baked clay used for building
EX 1 He used yellow bricks to build his house. a red brick house The house is brick, not wood. The colour is brick-red
LEMMA brick
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bricks
DEF = something in the shape of a brick (esp. in the phr
EX 1 a brick of ice cream)
LEMMA brick
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 bricks
DEF = (AmE block)_ BrE a small building block as a child's toy
EX 1
LEMMA brick
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bricks
DEF = BrE sl a very nice trustworthy person (esp. a man); good friend
EX 1
LEMMA brickbat
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brickbats
DEF = a piece of something hard (like a brick), esp. when thrown in anger
EX 1
LEMMA brickbat
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brickbats
DEF = infml an attack using words
EX 1 The minister was at the receiving end of a lot of parliamentary brickbats for his handling of the affair
LEMMA brickfield
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 brickfields
DEF = a place where bricks are made
EX 1
LEMMA bricklayer
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 bricklayers
DEF = a workman who lays bricks (=puts bricks in place)
EX 1
LEMMA brickwork
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ac
VAR 1 nil
DEF = any piece of building work in which bricks are used; bricks put together in the form of a wall or ornament
EX 1 ornamental brickwork round the windows
LEMMA bride
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 brides
DEF = a girl or woman about to be married, or just married
EX 1 Here comes the bride, all dressed in white (wedding song)
LEMMA bridegroom
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 bridegrooms
DEF = a man about to be married, or just married
EX 1
LEMMA bridesmaid
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 bridesmaids
DEF = an unmarried girl or woman (usu. one of several) who attends the BRIDE on the day of the marriage ceremony
EX 1 Poor girl! She's always a bridesmaid, never a BRIDE (old saying)
LEMMA bride-to-be
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 bride-to-bes
DEF = a future BRIDE
EX 1
LEMMA bridge
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 bridges
DEF = something that carries a road over a valley, river, etc., and is usu. built of wood, stone, iron, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA bridge
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bridges
DEF = the raised part of a ship on which the captain and other officers stand when on duty
EX 1
LEMMA bridge
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 bridges
DEF = the bony upper part of the nose, between the eyes
EX 1
LEMMA bridge
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 bridges
DEF = the part of a pair of glasses for the eyes that joins them and rests on or above the nose
EX 1
LEMMA bridge
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bridges
DEF = a small movable part of a stringed musical instrument, used for keeping the strings stretched
EX 1
LEMMA bridge
POS n
FIELD1 de
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bridges
DEF = a small piece of metal for keeping false (man-made) teeth in place. It is fastened to the natural teeth
EX 1
LEMMA bridge
POS n
FIELD1 cd
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a card game for 4 players developed from the game of WHIST and usu. played as CONTRACT BRIDGE or sometimes AUCTION BRIDGE
EX 1
LEMMA bridgehead
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bridgeheads
DEF = a strong position far forward in enemy land from which an attack will be made on the enemy
EX 1
LEMMA bridgehead
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bridgeheads
DEF = a position well forward, from which further advances can be made
EX 1 This discovery will be a bridgehead for additional discoveries in science
LEMMA bridgework
POS n
FIELD1 de
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the BRIDGEs@1 (6) in a mouth
EX 1
LEMMA bridle
POS n
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bridles
DEF = leather bands put on a horse's head for controlling its movements
EX 1
LEMMA bridle path
POS n
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bridles
DEF = a path made especially for horseback riding, but not for vehicles
EX 1
LEMMA brie
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 uf
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of soft French cheese
EX 1
LEMMA brief
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 briefs
DEF = a short spoken or written statement, esp. one giving facts or arguments about a law case
EX 1
LEMMA brief
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 briefs
DEF = esp. BrE a set of instructions setting limits to someone's powers or duties
EX 1 (fig.) It's not part of my brief to tell him what to do, but . . .
LEMMA briefcase
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 briefcases
DEF = a flat usu. soft leather case for carrying papers or books, which opens at the top
EX 1
LEMMA briefing
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 briefings
DEF = an act or the action of giving last instructions or necessary information
EX 1 Before the meeting, let me give you a briefing
LEMMA briefing
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = an act or the action of giving last instructions or necessary information
EX 1 Before the meeting, let me give you a briefing
LEMMA briefs
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 briefses
DEF = very short close-fitting UNDERPANTS or PANTIES
EX 1
LEMMA brier
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 briers
DEF = a wild bush covered with prickles (THORNs), esp. the wild rose bush
EX 1
LEMMA brier
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a group or mass of such bushes
EX 1
LEMMA brig
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 brigs
DEF = a ship with 2 MASTs (=poles carrying sails) and large square sails on both of them
EX 1
LEMMA brig
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 brigs
DEF = AmE infml a room or building where soldiers or sailors are locked up as punishment; military prison
EX 1
LEMMA brigade
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brigades
DEF = a part of an army, of about 5,000 soldiers
EX 1
LEMMA brigade
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brigades
DEF = a group of people, usu. with a special uniform, who have certain duties, such as putting out fires
EX 1 the Fire Brigade
LEMMA brigadier
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 or
VAR 1 brigadiers
DEF = an officer of middle rank in the British army, commanding a BRIGADE
EX 1
LEMMA brigadier-general
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 or
VAR 1 brigadier-generals
DEF = an officer of high rank in the British army
EX 1
LEMMA brigadier-general
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 or
VAR 1 brigadier-generals
DEF = an officer of middle rank in the American army, AIRFORCE, or MARINE CORPS
EX 1
LEMMA brigand
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 brigands
DEF = an armed thief, esp. one of a band of thieves living in mountains; BANDIT
EX 1
LEMMA brigandage
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the activities of BRIGANDs; lawlessness
EX 1
LEMMA brigantine
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 brigantines
DEF = a ship like a BRIG (1), but with fewer sails
EX 1
LEMMA bright's disease
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 Bright'ses
DEF = a serious disease of the KIDNEYs, with pain and swelling
EX 1
LEMMA brill
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 u.
VAR 1 brills
DEF = a type of European flat seafish like the TURBOT
EX 1
LEMMA brilliancy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the quality of being BRILLIANT
EX 1
LEMMA brilliant
POS n
FIELD1 jw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brilliants
DEF = a precious stone cut in a pointed shape
EX 1
LEMMA brilliant
POS n
FIELD1 jw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brilliants
DEF = a common stone cut to make it look like a precious stone
EX 1
LEMMA brilliantine
POS n
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = an oily mixture for making men's hair shine and lie flat
EX 1
LEMMA brim
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brims
DEF = the top edge of a cup, glass, bowl, etc., esp. with regard to the quantity of the contents
EX 1 The glass was full to the brim
LEMMA brim
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brims
DEF = the bottom part of a hat which turns outwards to give shade or protection against rain
EX 1
LEMMA brimstone
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the chemical substance SULPHUR
EX 1
LEMMA brine
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = water containing quite a lot of salt, used for preserving food
EX 1
LEMMA brine
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = lit seawater
EX 1
LEMMA brink
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 brinks
DEF = an edge at the top of a cliff or other steep high point
EX 1
LEMMA brink
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brinks
DEF = a state of dangerous nearness (usu. something unpleasant or exciting); VERGE (2) (esp. in the phrs. on/to the brink of)
EX 1 His failures brought him to the brink of ruin
LEMMA brinkmanship
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the art or practice of pushing a dangerous state of affairs to the limit of safety before stopping
EX 1
LEMMA briny deep
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zo
VAR 1 brinies
DEF = the sea
EX 1
LEMMA brioche
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 brioches
DEF = a small cake made with a lot of eggs and butter
EX 1
LEMMA briquette
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 briquettes
DEF = coal dust mixed with a substance that binds it together (such as TAR) pressed into a block for burning in a fireplace
EX 1
LEMMA brisket
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 briskets
DEF = the breast or lower chest of a 4-footed animal, esp. as meat for eating
EX 1
LEMMA brisket
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the breast or lower chest of a 4-footed animal, esp. as meat for eating
EX 1
LEMMA bristle
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bristles
DEF = (a) short stiff coarse hair
EX 1 His face was covered with bristles
LEMMA bristle
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a) short stiff coarse hair
EX 1 His face was covered with bristles
LEMMA bristols
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bristolses
DEF = a woman's breasts
EX 1
LEMMA britches
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 britcheses
DEF = BREECHES
EX 1
LEMMA british english
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the English spoken by British people (as being different from that spoken by Americans, Australians, etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA britisher
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 go
VAR 1 Britishers
DEF = a native of Britain
EX 1
LEMMA british thermal unit
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 Britishes
DEF = the quantity of heat needed to raise one pound of water one degree FAHRENHEIT
EX 1
LEMMA briton
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 Britons
DEF = a native of Britain
EX 1 The ancient Britons used to paint themselves blue
LEMMA broad
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 broads
DEF = AmE sl a woman
EX 1
LEMMA broad
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ub
VAR 1 broads
DEF = (usu. cap. as part of a name) a lakelike stretch of water formed where a river broadens out, esp. in eastern England
EX 1 the Norfolk Broads
LEMMA broad bean
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 u.
VAR 1 broads
DEF = a large flat kind of bean grown to be eaten as a fresh vegetable
EX 1
LEMMA broadcast
POS n
FIELD1 ra
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 broadcasts
DEF = a single radio (or television) presentation
EX 1 He gave a group of broadcasts
LEMMA broadcasting
POS n
FIELD1 ra
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the action or activity of sending out sound (or images) by means of radio (or television)
EX 1
LEMMA broadcloth
POS n
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = thick cloth, made of wool, of very good quality
EX 1
LEMMA broad jump
POS n
FIELD1 tf
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 broads
DEF = LONG JUMP
EX 1
LEMMA broad jump
POS n
FIELD1 tf
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 broads
DEF = LONG JUMP
EX 1
LEMMA broadloom
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 broadlooms
DEF = (a floor covering (CARPET)) which is woven on a wide LOOM@1, esp. in one single colour
EX 1
LEMMA broadloom
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 broadlooms
DEF = (a floor covering (CARPET)) which is woven on a wide LOOM@1, esp. in one single colour
EX 1
LEMMA broadsheet
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 broadsheets
DEF = old use a sheet of paper printed on one or both sides and folded
EX 1
LEMMA broadsheet
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 broadsheets
DEF = something (as a poem or an advertisement) printed on such a sheet
EX 1
LEMMA broadside
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 broadsides
DEF = the side of a ship above the WATERLINE
EX 1
LEMMA broadside
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 broadsides
DEF = rare a broad or unbroken surface
EX 1
LEMMA broadside
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 mi
VAR 1 broadsides
DEF = the firing of all the guns on one side of a ship at the same time
EX 1
LEMMA broadside
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 broadsides
DEF = a forceful attack in words, spoken or printed
EX 1
LEMMA broadside
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 broadsides
DEF = BROADSHEET
EX 1
LEMMA broadsword
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 broadswords
DEF = old use or lit a sword with a broad flat cutting blade, esp. one held and swung with both hands
EX 1
LEMMA brocade
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = ornamental cloth usu. of silk often with a raised pattern of gold or silver threads
EX 1
LEMMA broccoli
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 broccolis
DEF = a type of open branching CAULIFLOWER whose young flower heads are eaten as a vegetable
EX 1
LEMMA brochure
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brochures
DEF = a small thin book (BOOKLET; PAMPHLET), esp. one giving instructions or details of a service offered for money
EX 1 a holiday brochure an advertising brochure
LEMMA brogue
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brogues
DEF = a strong thick shoe, esp. one with a pattern made in the leather, worn by men or women
EX 1
LEMMA brogue
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zx
VAR 1 brogues
DEF = the way in which the Irish speak English
EX 1 a strong rich musical (Irish) brogue
LEMMA broil
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 broils
DEF = lit a noisy quarrel or argument
EX 1
LEMMA broiler
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 broilers
DEF = AmE a person or kitchen apparatus that cooks by BROILing@1
EX 1
LEMMA broiler
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 broilers
DEF = a young small chicken raised esp. to be cooked by BROILing@1 (or GRILLing@1)
EX 1
LEMMA broiler
POS n
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 broilers
DEF = infml a very hot day
EX 1 Yesterday was a real broiler!
LEMMA broiler
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 broilers
DEF = lit a noisy quarreller
EX 1
LEMMA broker
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 brokers
DEF = a person who does business for another, esp. in buying and selling foreign money or shares in business
EX 1
LEMMA broker
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brokers
DEF = BrE an officer of the law whose duty is to sell the goods of people who cannot pay their debts
EX 1
LEMMA brolly
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brollies
DEF = UMBRELLA
EX 1
LEMMA bromide
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 si
VAR 1 bromides
DEF = any of several chemical compounds, used in medicine to calm excitement
EX 1
LEMMA bromide
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 si
VAR 1 nil
DEF = any of several chemical compounds, used in medicine to calm excitement
EX 1
LEMMA bromide
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bromides
DEF = a statement or idea without newness or freshness
EX 1 tired old bromides about the weather
LEMMA bromine
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a simple substance (ELEMENT (6)) that is usu. in the form of a red poisonous liquid, used in photography and in medicine
EX 1
LEMMA bronchial tube
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bronchials
DEF = either of the 2 branches connecting the WINDPIPE (=breath tube) with the lungs
EX 1
LEMMA bronchitis
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 nil
DEF = an illness (INFLAMMATION) of the BRONCHIAL TUBEs
EX 1
LEMMA bronco
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 q.
VAR 1 broncos
DEF = a wild or half-wild horse of the western US; MUSTANG
EX 1
LEMMA brontosaurus
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brontosauruses
DEF = any of various types of very large 4-footed and probably plant-eating DINOSAURs
EX 1
LEMMA bronx cheer
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 Bronxes
DEF = RASPBERRY (3)
EX 1
LEMMA bronze
POS n
FIELD1 mt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a hard mixture (ALLOY@1) mainly of copper and tin
EX 1 a bronze ornament
LEMMA bronze
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the colour of this mixture; dark reddish-brown
EX 1
LEMMA bronze
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bronzes
DEF = a work of art made of bronze
EX 1 many fine bronzes in this collection
LEMMA bronze age
POS n
FIELD1 ar
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Bronzes
DEF = the time when men used tools made of BRONZE@2 before iron was known, about 4-6,000 years ago
EX 1
LEMMA brooch
POS n
FIELD1 jw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brooches
DEF = an ornament worn on women's clothes, fastened on by means of a pin
EX 1
LEMMA brood
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 broods
DEF = a family of young birds
EX 1
LEMMA brood
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 broods
DEF = a family of other young creatures all produced at the same time
EX 1
LEMMA brood
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 broods
DEF = usu. derog a group having a common nature or origin
EX 1 the Devil and his brood
LEMMA brook
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brooks
DEF = a small stream
EX 1
LEMMA broom
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of large bushy plant with yellow flowers that grows on sandy or waste land
EX 1
LEMMA broom
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brooms
DEF = a large sweeping brush, usu. with a long handle
EX 1
LEMMA broomstick
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 broomsticks
DEF = the long thin handle of a BROOM (2)
EX 1
LEMMA broth
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 broths
DEF = soup in which meat, fish, rice, or vegetables have been cooked
EX 1 chicken broth
LEMMA broth
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = soup in which meat, fish, rice, or vegetables have been cooked
EX 1 chicken broth
LEMMA brothel
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 brothels
DEF = a house of PROSTITUTEs@2, where sex can be had for money
EX 1
LEMMA brother
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brothers
DEF = a male relative with the same parents
EX 1 John and Peter are brothers. John is Peter's brother. John has a brother. You've been like a brother to me
LEMMA brother
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brothers
DEF = a male member of the same group
EX 1 a brother doctor We must all stand together, brothers!
LEMMA brother
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brothers
DEF = a male member of the same group
EX 1 a brother doctor We must all stand together, brothers!
LEMMA brother
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brothers
DEF = (often cap.) (a title for) a male member of a religious group, esp. a MONK
EX 1 a Christian Brother Brother John will read the evening prayers
LEMMA brother
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brothers
DEF = (often cap.) (a title for) a male member of a religious group, esp. a MONK
EX 1 a Christian Brother Brother John will read the evening prayers
LEMMA brother
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brothers
DEF = (often cap.) (a title for) a male member of a religious group, esp. a MONK
EX 1 a Christian Brother Brother John will read the evening prayers
LEMMA brotherhood
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the quality or state of being brothers
EX 1
LEMMA brotherhood
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brotherhoods
DEF = an association for a particular purpose
EX 1
LEMMA brotherhood
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brotherhoods
DEF = usu. infml the whole body of people in a business or profession
EX 1 the medical brotherhood
LEMMA brotherhood
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brotherhoods
DEF = a group of men, usu. MONKs, living a religious life, usu. together in one place
EX 1
LEMMA brother-in-law
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brother-in-laws
DEF = the brother of one's husband or wife
EX 1
LEMMA brother-in-law
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brother-in-laws
DEF = the husband of one's sister
EX 1
LEMMA brother-in-law
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brother-in-laws
DEF = the husband of the sister of one's husband or wife
EX 1
LEMMA brougham
POS n
FIELD1 vh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 broughams
DEF = a one-horse light closed carriage with 4 wheels, used in former times
EX 1
LEMMA brouhaha
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = disorderly or unnecessary noise and activity
EX 1
LEMMA brow
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 brows
DEF = EYEBROW
EX 1
LEMMA brow
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 brows
DEF = FOREHEAD
EX 1
LEMMA brow
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brows
DEF = poet facial expression
EX 1 an angry brow
LEMMA brow
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brows
DEF = the upper part of a slope or a hill; the edge of a steep place
EX 1
LEMMA brown
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 browns
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 n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 browns
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 n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
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 n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 browns
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 brownie
POS n
FIELD1 my
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brownies
DEF = a good-natured little fairy believed to perform helpful services at night
EX 1
LEMMA brownie
POS n
FIELD1 sc
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 Brownies
DEF = (in Britain) a member of the GIRL GUIDEs from 8 to 11 years old
EX 1
LEMMA brownie
POS n
FIELD1 sc
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 Brownies
DEF = (in the US) a member of the GIRL SCOUTs from 7 to 9 years old
EX 1
LEMMA brown rice
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 pm
VAR 1 nil
DEF = unpolished rice which still has its outer covering
EX 1
LEMMA brownstone
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a soft reddish-brown stone used in building
EX 1
LEMMA brownstone
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 brownstones
DEF = a house with a front of this stone, esp. common in New York City
EX 1
LEMMA browse
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 browses
DEF = a period of time spent in browsing (BROWSE@2)
EX 1 While you were out I had a good browse through your books
LEMMA brucellosis
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a disease of farm animals and man
EX 1
LEMMA bruin
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Bruins
DEF = a bear, esp. in children's stories
EX 1
LEMMA bruin
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Bruins
DEF = a bear, esp. in children's stories
EX 1
LEMMA bruise
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ag
VAR 1 bruises
DEF = a discoloured place where the skin of a human, animal, or fruit has been INJUREd by a blow but not broken
EX 1
LEMMA bruiser
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bruisers
DEF = a big rough strong man
EX 1 a big bruiser
LEMMA brunch
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brunches
DEF = a late breakfast, an early LUNCH, or a combination of the 2
EX 1
LEMMA brunch
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a late breakfast, an early LUNCH, or a combination of the 2
EX 1
LEMMA brunette
POS n
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brunettes
DEF = a white woman with dark hair
EX 1
LEMMA brush
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = also brushwood_ small branches broken off from trees or bushes
EX 1
LEMMA brush
POS n
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (land covered by) small rough trees and bushes
EX 1
LEMMA brush
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brushes
DEF = (often in comb.) an instrument for cleaning, smoothing, or painting, made of sticks, stiff hair, nylon, etc.
EX 1 a clothesbrush a toothbrush a hairbrush a paintbrush
LEMMA brush
POS n
FIELD1 hf
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 brushes
DEF = the tail of a fox
EX 1
LEMMA brush
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brushes
DEF = an act of brushing
EX 1 I'll just give my coat/hair a quick brush
LEMMA brush
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brushes
DEF = a quick light touch in passing
EX 1 He felt the brush of her silk dress against him as she passed
LEMMA brush
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brushes
DEF = a short and unimportant meeting or battle
EX 1 a brush with the police/with the enemy
LEMMA brush-off
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brush-offs
DEF = sl a clear refusal to be friendly or to listen; rude dismissal
EX 1 I wanted to speak to her/to ask her for more pay, but she gave me the brush-off
LEMMA brush-off
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brush-offs
DEF = sl a clear refusal to be friendly or to listen; rude dismissal
EX 1 I wanted to speak to her/to ask her for more pay, but she gave me the brush-off
LEMMA brushwood
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = BRUSH@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA brushwork
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = an artist's way of putting on paint with his brush
EX 1 Frans Hals' brushwork is certainly excellent!
LEMMA brussels
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 brusselses
DEF = (sometimes cap.) BRUSSELS SPROUTs
EX 1
LEMMA brussels sprout
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 brusselses
DEF = (often cap. B) a small tight bunch of leaves, used as a vegetable, which grows in groups on the sides of a high stem
EX 1
LEMMA brutality
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the quality or state of being BRUTAL
EX 1 the brutality of the attack
LEMMA brutality
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brutalities
DEF = a BRUTAL act or course of action
EX 1 the brutalities of war
LEMMA brute
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brutes
DEF = often derog an animal, esp. a large one
EX 1 (fig.) War can really bring out the brute in a man
LEMMA brute
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brutes
DEF = an unfortunate animal
EX 1 The horse broke its leg when it fell and the poor brute had to be destroyed
LEMMA brute
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brutes
DEF = sometimes humor a rough, cruel, insensitive, or bad-mannered person, esp. a man
EX 1 He is an unfeeling brute! a great brute of a man
LEMMA bubble
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bubbles
DEF = a hollow ball of liquid containing air or gas
EX 1 bubbles on a boiling liquid several bubbles in the glass of this ornament to blow (soap) bubbles for fun
LEMMA bubble
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the sound or appearance of a steadily boiling mixture
EX 1 We could hear the bubble of the cooking pot
LEMMA bubble
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bubbles
DEF = something empty or not lasting; a plan or idea which is undependable and fails suddenly
EX 1 It seemed a good idea, but a few sharp questions soon pricked the bubble
LEMMA bubble and squeak
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ub
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a dish consisting of potatoes, green vegetables (esp. CABBAGE), and sometimes meat, all cooked in fat together
EX 1
LEMMA bubble gum
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = CHEWING GUM that can be blown into large BUBBLEs@2
EX 1
LEMMA bubbly
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 zw
VAR 1 nil
DEF = CHAMPAGNE
EX 1
LEMMA bubonic plague
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a disease (sometimes very common in former times) that spreads quickly from rats to man, produces swellings under the arms and elsewhere, and usu. causes death
EX 1
LEMMA buccaneer
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buccaneers
DEF = a sea-robber; PIRATE@1 (1)
EX 1 (fig.) That businessman claims to be a captain of industry, but really he's more of a buccaneer
LEMMA buck
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bucks
DEF = (fem. doe)_the male of certain animals, esp. the deer, the rat, and the rabbit
EX 1
LEMMA buck
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bucks
DEF = ANTELOPE
EX 1
LEMMA buck
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bucks
DEF = old infml a fine, gay, well-dressed man, usu. young, esp. in early 19th-century England
EX 1
LEMMA buck
POS n
FIELD1 nu
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bucks
DEF = sl, esp. AmE an American dollar
EX 1
LEMMA buck
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bucks
DEF = responsibility (esp. in the phr. pass the buck (to someone))
EX 1 I don't know enough about it to decide, so I'll pass the buck (to you). "The Buck Stops Here" (sign on Pres. Truman's desk)
LEMMA buckboard
POS n
FIELD1 vh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buckboards
DEF = (esp. in the US in the 19th century) a kind of light 4-wheeled vehicle pulled by a horse
EX 1
LEMMA bucket
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buckets
DEF = a type of container for liquids; PAIL
EX 1
LEMMA bucket
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buckets
DEF = also bucketful /"bVk9tfUl/_ its contents
EX 1 She poured a bucket of water over me
LEMMA bucket
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buckets
DEF = infml a large quantity
EX 1 The rain came down in buckets
LEMMA bucket seat
POS n
FIELD1 vh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buckets
DEF = a small separate folding seat sometimes found in cars and aircraft
EX 1
LEMMA buckle
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 jw
VAR 1 buckles
DEF = a metal fastener used for joining the ends of 2 leather bands (STRAPs), or for ornament
EX 1
LEMMA buckle
POS n
FIELD1 mt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buckles
DEF = tech a bend or wavy effect, esp. in metal, produced by heat or other conditions
EX 1
LEMMA buckler
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bucklers
DEF = a small circular shield with a raised centre
EX 1
LEMMA buckram
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 cl
VAR 1 nil
DEF = stiff cloth used for covering books, stiffening hats and parts of coats, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA buckshot
POS n
FIELD1 hf
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 nil
DEF = coarse lead shot used esp. for hunting
EX 1
LEMMA buckskin
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = strong soft yellowish leather made from the skin of a deer or goat
EX 1
LEMMA bucktooth
POS n
FIELD1 de
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bucktooths
DEF = a large front tooth that sticks out
EX 1
LEMMA buckwheat
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = small black grain much used as food for hens, and in America for making cakes
EX 1
LEMMA bud
POS n
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buds
DEF = a young tightly rolled-up flower (or leaf) before it opens
EX 1 The new buds begin to appear in the spring, when plants come into bud
LEMMA bud
POS n
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a young tightly rolled-up flower (or leaf) before it opens
EX 1 The new buds begin to appear in the spring, when plants come into bud
LEMMA bud
POS n
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a young tightly rolled-up flower (or leaf) before it opens
EX 1 The new buds begin to appear in the spring, when plants come into bud
LEMMA bud
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buds
DEF = BUDDY (2)
EX 1
LEMMA buddhism
POS n
FIELD1 rn
FIELD2 x3
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a religion of east and central Asia growing out of the teaching of Gautama Buddha that pureness of spirit is the answer to suffering
EX 1
LEMMA buddy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buddies
DEF = infml (esp. of a man) companion; partner
EX 1 He's my buddy. We're buddies
LEMMA buddy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buddies
DEF = sl, esp. AmE (used as a form of address, often in anger) fellow
EX 1 Get out of my way, buddy!
LEMMA budgerigar
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 tb
VAR 1 budgerigars
DEF = a small bright-coloured bird of Australian origin, often kept as a cage bird in British houses
EX 1
LEMMA budget
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 budgets
DEF = a plan of how to spend money
EX 1 a family/business/weekly budget
LEMMA budget
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 budgets
DEF = a plan of how much money to take in (as by taxation) and how to spend it
EX 1 a government budget
LEMMA budget
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 budgets
DEF = the quantity of money stated in either type of plan
EX 1 a budget of L10,000,000,000
LEMMA budget
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 budgets
DEF = euph cheap
EX 1 Enjoy our budget prices now!
LEMMA buff
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buffs
DEF = a faded yellow colour
EX 1 buff yellow
LEMMA buff
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a faded yellow colour
EX 1 buff yellow
LEMMA buff
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a yellow leather made from cowskin
EX 1
LEMMA buff
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buffs
DEF = a person who is very interested in and knowledgeable about the stated subject
EX 1 a film buff
LEMMA buffalo
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 3.
VAR 1 buffalos
DEF = any of several kinds of very large black cattle with long flattish curved horns, found mainly in Asia and Africa
EX 1
LEMMA buffalo
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buffalos
DEF = BISON
EX 1
LEMMA buffer
POS n
FIELD1 rr
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buffers
DEF = a spring put on the front and back of a railway engine or carriage to take the shock when it knocks against or runs into anything
EX 1
LEMMA buffer
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buffers
DEF = a person or thing that lessens the shock of a blow or a difficulty
EX 1 A little money can be a useful buffer in time of need
LEMMA buffer
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 buffers
DEF = tech a substance used to make slower a change in the chemical nature of another substance, esp. a change from an acid to an ALKALINE state or the opposite
EX 1
LEMMA buffer
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buffers
DEF = a foolish old man (esp. in the phr. old buffer)
EX 1
LEMMA buffer state
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 go
VAR 1 buffers
DEF = a smaller peaceful country between 2 larger ones, serving to lessen the chance of war between them
EX 1
LEMMA buffet
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buffets
DEF = a blow or sudden shock
EX 1 the buffets of fate
LEMMA buffet
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 buffets
DEF = (a place, esp. a long table, where one can get) food, usu. cold, to be eaten standing up or sitting down somewhere else
EX 1
LEMMA buffet
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buffets
DEF = SIDEBOARD
EX 1
LEMMA buffoon
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buffoons
DEF = a rough and noisy fool
EX 1 to play the buffoon at a party
LEMMA buffoonery
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the silly awkward behaviour of a BUFFOON
EX 1
LEMMA buffoonery
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buffooneries
DEF = an example of this
EX 1
LEMMA bug
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bugs
DEF = AmE any small insect, creeping or flying
EX 1
LEMMA bug
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bugs
DEF = infml a small living thing causing disease; GERM
EX 1 I'm not feeling well: I must have picked up a bug somewhere
LEMMA bug
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bugs
DEF = infml an eager but sometimes foolish or not lasting interest in something
EX 1 bitten by the travel bug the photography bug
LEMMA bug
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bugs
DEF = infml a person who is very interested in something
EX 1 a photography bug
LEMMA bug
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bugs
DEF = infml a fault or difficulty, esp. something wrong with a machine
EX 1 a bug in the works
LEMMA bug
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bugs
DEF = sl an apparatus for listening secretly to other people's conversations
EX 1 There's a bug in this room somewhere
LEMMA bug
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bugs
DEF = BEDBUG
EX 1
LEMMA bugaboo
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bugaboos
DEF = an imaginary cause of fear
EX 1 childish bugaboos
LEMMA bugbear
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bugbears
DEF = a cause of concern, perhaps without reason
EX 1 the national bugbear of rising prices
LEMMA bugger
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buggers
DEF = taboo a person thought to be foolish and/or annoying
EX 1 You silly bugger!
LEMMA bugger
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buggers
DEF = taboo SODOMITE
EX 1
LEMMA bugger
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buggers
DEF = (used in expressions of good or kind feeling) fellow or animal
EX 1 Poor bugger!
LEMMA bugger
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buggers
DEF = something that causes a lot of trouble or difficulty
EX 1 That job's a real bugger! a bugger of a job
LEMMA buggery
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = SODOMY
EX 1
LEMMA buggy
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buggies
DEF = a light carriage pulled by one horse
EX 1
LEMMA buggy
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buggies
DEF = AmE a vehicle for pushing babies about in; PRAM
EX 1
LEMMA bughouse
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zy
VAR 1 bughouses
DEF = a hospital for the mad
EX 1
LEMMA bugle
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bugles
DEF = a brass musical instrument, played by blowing, like a TRUMPET@1 but shorter, used esp. for army calls
EX 1
LEMMA bugrake
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bugrakes
DEF = a comb
EX 1
LEMMA buhl
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = fine tables, cupboards, etc., in which a pattern of metal, shell, or bone (IVORY) is set into the surface as an ornament
EX 1
LEMMA build
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 builds
DEF = shape and size, esp. of the human body
EX 1 a powerful build We are of the same build
LEMMA build
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 nil
DEF = shape and size, esp. of the human body
EX 1 a powerful build We are of the same build
LEMMA builder
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 builders
DEF = a person who builds (esp. houses)
EX 1 a firm of local builders
LEMMA builder
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 builders
DEF = (in combs.) something that brings into being or develops
EX 1 Hard work is a great character-builder
LEMMA building
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buildings
DEF = something usu. with a roof and walls that is intended to stay in one place and not to be moved or taken down again
EX 1 Houses and churches are buildings
LEMMA building
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the art or business of making objects of this sort
EX 1
LEMMA building block
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ph
VAR 1 buildings
DEF = any of the pieces out of which or on which something is built
EX 1 Those facts are the building blocks of his argument
LEMMA building society
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 buildings
DEF = (in Britain) an association into which people put money which is then lent to those who want to buy or build houses
EX 1
LEMMA buildup
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buildups
DEF = the act or action of BUILDing UP
EX 1 the buildup of our military forces
LEMMA buildup
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buildups
DEF = something produced by BUILDing UP
EX 1 the buildup of traffic on the road
LEMMA bulb
POS n
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bulbs
DEF = a round root of certain plants
EX 1
LEMMA bulb
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 bulbs
DEF = any object of this shape, esp. the glass part of an electric lamp that gives out light
EX 1 We'll have to change the bulb again
LEMMA bulbul
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bulbuls
DEF = any of several types of small bird that live in Asia and Africa
EX 1
LEMMA bulge
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bulges
DEF = a swelling of a surface caused by pressure from within or below
EX 1 What is that bulge I see in your pocket?
LEMMA bulge
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 bulges
DEF = a sudden unusual increase in quantity, which does not last
EX 1 The population bulge after the war made more schools necessary
LEMMA bulk
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = great size, shape, mass, or quantity
EX 1 Great bulk does not always mean great weight
LEMMA bulk
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bulks
DEF = an unusually large, fat, or shapeless body
EX 1 The elephant lowered its great bulk
LEMMA bulk
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bulks
DEF = the main or greater part
EX 1 The bulk of the work has already been done
LEMMA bulk
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = rough food materials often eaten to help the movement of the bowels
EX 1 There isn't enough bulk in the food you eat
LEMMA bulk
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = goods carried in the lower part of a ship
EX 1
LEMMA bulkhead
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bulkheads
DEF = any of several walls which divide a ship into separate parts, so that, if one part is damaged, water will not fill the whole ship
EX 1
LEMMA bull
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ah
VAR 1 bulls
DEF = the male form of cattle, supposed to be fierce and hard to control, kept on farms to be the parent of young cattle
EX 1
LEMMA bull
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bulls
DEF = a man like one of these animals, esp. in being big and strong
EX 1
LEMMA bull
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bulls
DEF = sl, esp. AmE a policeman
EX 1
LEMMA bull
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bulls
DEF = the male of the elephant and certain other large land or sea animals
EX 1 This elephant is a bull. a bull elephant
LEMMA bull
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 bulls
DEF = a person who buys business shares or goods in expectation of a price rise or who acts to cause such a rise
EX 1 a bull market
LEMMA bull
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bulls
DEF = a solemn official letter from the POPE (the head of the Roman Catholic Church)
EX 1
LEMMA bull
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (in the army) too great attention paid to the need for cleaning, polishing, and other unpleasant duties
EX 1
LEMMA bull
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = sl foolish rude talk; nonsense
EX 1 a load/a lot of bull!
LEMMA bull
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 Bulls
DEF = TAURUS
EX 1 He was born under the Bull
LEMMA bull
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 Bulls
DEF = TAURUS
EX 1 He was born under the Bull
LEMMA bulldog
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bulldogs
DEF = any of several types of dog of English origin with a short neck and front legs set far apart. They are often shown as representing Britain
EX 1
LEMMA bulldog
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bulldogs
DEF = a man like one of these animals, esp. in having courage and determination
EX 1
LEMMA bulldog
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bulldogs
DEF = also bulldog clip /"-- -/_ a small metal apparatus with a spring, used in offices to hold papers together as in a tightly closed mouth
EX 1
LEMMA bulldozer
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bulldozers
DEF = a powerful machine used for pushing heavy objects, earth, etc., out of the way when a level surface is needed
EX 1
LEMMA bullet
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bullets
DEF = a type of shot fired from a gun, usu. long and with a rounded or pointed end
EX 1
LEMMA bullet
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bullets
DEF = something that looks like this
EX 1
LEMMA bulletin
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zj
VAR 1 bulletins
DEF = a short public usu. official notice
EX 1 Here is the latest bulletin about the President's health
LEMMA bulletin
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zj
VAR 1 bulletins
DEF = a short news report intended to be made public without delay
EX 1 to read the news bulletins
LEMMA bulletin
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 bulletins
DEF = a printed NEWSSHEET, esp. one produced by an association or group
EX 1
LEMMA bullfight
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bullfights
DEF = a ceremonial fight between men and a BULL@1, esp. as practised as a sport in Spain, Portugal, and Latin America
EX 1
LEMMA bullfighting
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the art, as seen in a BULLFIGHT, of exciting a BULL@1 to attack, avoiding its charge, and, in Spain and Spanish America, killing it ceremonially
EX 1
LEMMA bullfinch
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 u.
VAR 1 bullfinches
DEF = a type of small European songbird with a bright reddish breast and a strong rounded beak
EX 1
LEMMA bullfrog
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 q.
VAR 1 bullfrogs
DEF = a type of large-headed American FROG (1) with a loud unpleasant cry (CROAK@2)
EX 1
LEMMA bullion
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = bars of gold or silver
EX 1 gold bullion
LEMMA bullock
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bullocks
DEF = a young BULL@1 which cannot breed, often used for pulling vehicles
EX 1
LEMMA bullring
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bullrings
DEF = a circular place (an ARENA) for BULLFIGHTs, surrounded by rows of seats
EX 1
LEMMA bull's-eye
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ga
VAR 1 bull's-eyes
DEF = the circular centre of a TARGET that people try to hit when shooting
EX 1 (fig.) Your last remark really hit the bull's-eye: it was exactly right
LEMMA bull's-eye
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bull's-eyes
DEF = a shot that hits the centre and has the highest value
EX 1
LEMMA bull's-eye
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bull's-eyes
DEF = a kind of large hard round sweet
EX 1
LEMMA bull's-eye
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bull's-eyes
DEF = a circular opening for light or air
EX 1
LEMMA bull's-eye
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bull's-eyes
DEF = a thick round piece of glass usu. forming part of a larger surface
EX 1
LEMMA bullshit
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = BULL@4\,\@5
EX 1
LEMMA bull terrier
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bulls
DEF = a type of short-haired dog of English origin which is a mixture of BULLDOG and TERRIER
EX 1
LEMMA bully
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bullies
DEF = a person, esp. a schoolboy, who uses his strength to hurt weaker people or make them afraid
EX 1
LEMMA bully
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a kind of pressed cooked BEEF@1 (1) in tins
EX 1
LEMMA bullyboy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bullyboys
DEF = a rough fellow, esp. one employed to beat people up
EX 1
LEMMA bulrush
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bulrushes
DEF = any of several kinds of tall grasslike waterside plants
EX 1
LEMMA bulwark
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bulwarks
DEF = a strong wall built for defence or protection
EX 1
LEMMA bulwark
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bulwarks
DEF = a strong support or protection in danger
EX 1 Our country is a bulwark of freedom
LEMMA bum
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 bums
DEF = the part of the body on which a person sits; BUTTOCKs
EX 1
LEMMA bum
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bums
DEF = a wandering beggar
EX 1
LEMMA bum
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bums
DEF = the life of this sort of person
EX 1 John lost his job and went on the bum
LEMMA bum
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bums
DEF = a person who does his job poorly
EX 1 calling the judge a bum
LEMMA bum
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ga
VAR 1 bums
DEF = a person who spends a lot of time on some game or amusement
EX 1 a BEACH bum
LEMMA bumblebee
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bumblebees
DEF = a type of large hairy bee which makes a loud noise when flying
EX 1
LEMMA bumboat
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bumboats
DEF = a boat which brings fresh vegetables and other articles from the shore for sale to larger ships
EX 1
LEMMA bumf
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = uninteresting written material that must be read, signed, or otherwise dealt with
EX 1
LEMMA bummer
POS n
FIELD1 dg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bummers
DEF = something bad, esp. a drug experience
EX 1
LEMMA bump
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bumps
DEF = a sudden forceful blow or shock
EX 1
LEMMA bump
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bumps
DEF = a raised round swelling, often as caused by a blow
EX 1
LEMMA bumper
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 zw
VAR 1 bumpers
DEF = now rare a very full cup or glass
EX 1 a bumper of MEAD
LEMMA bumper
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bumpers
DEF = something that is very full or large (esp. in the phr. a bumper crop)
EX 1
LEMMA bumper
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bumpers
DEF = a bar fixed on the front or back of a car to protect the car when it knocks against anything
EX 1
LEMMA bumper
POS n
FIELD1 ck
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bumpers
DEF = also bouncer_ (in cricket) a fast ball that springs up sharply and might hit the BATSMAN on the head or body
EX 1
LEMMA bumper
POS n
FIELD1 rr
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bumpers
DEF = AmE BUFFER@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA bumpkin
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bumpkins
DEF = an awkward foolish fellow, usu. from the country
EX 1
LEMMA bun
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 buns
DEF = a small round sweet cake
EX 1
LEMMA bun
POS n
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buns
DEF = a mass of (esp. woman's) hair twisted and fastened into a tight round shape, usu. at the back of the head
EX 1 She wears her hair in a bun
LEMMA bunch
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bunches
DEF = a number of things (usu. small and of the same kind) fastened, held, or growing together at one point
EX 1 a bunch of flowers/fruit/keys
LEMMA bunch
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bunches
DEF = infml, often humor or derog a group
EX 1 a nice bunch of girls a bunch of thieves My friend John is the best of the bunch
LEMMA bundle
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bundles
DEF = a number of articles tied, fastened or held together, usu. across the middle
EX 1
LEMMA bundle
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 bundles
DEF = a number of fine threadlike parts lying closely together, esp. consisting of nerves, muscles, or the inner substances of plant stems
EX 1
LEMMA bundle
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bundles
DEF = infml a mass (of)
EX 1 (fig.) I'm so anxious I'm just a bundle of nerves this morning
LEMMA bundle
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bundles
DEF = to (cause to) move or hurry in a rather quick and rough manner
EX 1 They bundled the minister into a car and drove away before anyone could stop them. We all bundled into a car
LEMMA bundle
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bundles
DEF = to (cause to) move or hurry in a rather quick and rough manner
EX 1 They bundled the minister into a car and drove away before anyone could stop them. We all bundled into a car
LEMMA bundle
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bundles
DEF = to put together or store in a disordered way
EX 1 Don't bundle all the clothes into that bag so carelessly
LEMMA bung
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 wz
VAR 1 bungs
DEF = a round piece of wood or other such material used to close the hole in a container
EX 1
LEMMA bungalow
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 bungalows
DEF = a type of house which is all on one level
EX 1
LEMMA bunghole
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bungholes
DEF = a hole for emptying or filling a barrel
EX 1
LEMMA bungle
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bungles
DEF = a failure caused by lack of skill
EX 1 The job was a bungle
LEMMA bunion
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bunions
DEF = a painful red swollen lump on the first joint of the big toe
EX 1
LEMMA bunk
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bunks
DEF = a bed usu. fixed to the wall (as on a ship) and that is often one of 2 or more placed one above the other
EX 1
LEMMA bunk
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bunks
DEF = BUNK BED
EX 1
LEMMA bunk
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = nonsense
EX 1 a load of bunk
LEMMA bunk bed
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bunks
DEF = either of usu. 2 beds fixed one above the other and used esp. by children
EX 1
LEMMA bunker
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bunkers
DEF = a place to store coal, esp. on a ship or outside a house
EX 1
LEMMA bunker
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ga
VAR 1 bunkers
DEF = AmE sand trap_BrE (in GOLF) a place dug out and filled with sand, from which it is hard to hit the ball
EX 1
LEMMA bunker
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bunkers
DEF = a strongly-built shelter for soldiers, esp. one built underground
EX 1
LEMMA bunkhouse
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bunkhouses
DEF = a building where workers sleep
EX 1
LEMMA bunkum
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = BUNK@3
EX 1
LEMMA bunk-up
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bunk-ups
DEF = help in climbing
EX 1 I want to look over this wall; will you give me a bunk-up?
LEMMA bunny
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bunnies
DEF = (used esp. by or to children) a rabbit
EX 1
LEMMA bunny girl
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bunnies
DEF = a young woman dressed in a garment that shows off the sexually attractive parts of her body, with the addition of false rabbit's ears and a tail, who serves drinks in certain NIGHTCLUBs
EX 1
LEMMA bunsen burner
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 Bunsens
DEF = a burner used in practical scientific work, in which gas is mixed with air before burning
EX 1
LEMMA bunting
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buntings
DEF = any of several types of small bird
EX 1
LEMMA bunting
POS n
FIELD1 he
FIELD2 zf
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a light loosely-woven cloth used mainly for flags and ornamental hangings for special occasions
EX 1
LEMMA bunting
POS n
FIELD1 he
FIELD2 zf
VAR 1 nil
DEF = ornamental hangings, esp. in the colours of the national flag
EX 1
LEMMA buoy
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buoys
DEF = a floating object fastened to the bed of the sea to show ships where there are rocks
EX 1
LEMMA buoy
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buoys
DEF = LIFE BUOY
EX 1
LEMMA buoyancy
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buoyancies
DEF = the tendency of an object to float, or to rise when pushed down into a liquid
EX 1 the buoyancy of light wood
LEMMA buoyancy
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the tendency of an object to float, or to rise when pushed down into a liquid
EX 1 the buoyancy of light wood
LEMMA buoyancy
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buoyancies
DEF = the power of a liquid to force upwards an object pushed down into it
EX 1 the buoyancy of water
LEMMA buoyancy
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the power of a liquid to force upwards an object pushed down into it
EX 1 the buoyancy of water
LEMMA buoyancy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buoyancies
DEF = the ability to return quickly to high spirits after being in low spirits or receiving bad news
EX 1 a buoyancy of spirit that keeps her going
LEMMA buoyancy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the ability to return quickly to high spirits after being in low spirits or receiving bad news
EX 1 a buoyancy of spirit that keeps her going
LEMMA bur
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 burs
DEF = BURR@3
EX 1
LEMMA burberry
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Burberries
DEF = a RAINCOAT of the type made by Burberry's of London
EX 1
LEMMA burden
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burdens
DEF = a heavy load
EX 1
LEMMA burden
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burdens
DEF = a duty which is hard to do properly; heavy responsibility
EX 1 the burdens of (high public) office
LEMMA burden
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 burdens
DEF = lit or tech a part of a song which is repeated often
EX 1
LEMMA burden
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burdens
DEF = the main subject or point (esp. in the phr. the burden of the story)
EX 1
LEMMA burden of proof
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 burdens
DEF = the duty or responsibility of proving something
EX 1 The burden of proof lies on/with the person who brings/makes the charge
LEMMA burdock
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 burdocks
DEF = BURR@3 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA bureau
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 hh
VAR 1 bureaus
DEF = BrE a large desk or writing-table with a wooden cover which slides over the top to close it
EX 1
LEMMA bureau
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 hh
VAR 1 bureaus
DEF = AmE a chest of drawers for bedroom use
EX 1
LEMMA bureau
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bureaus
DEF = a government department
EX 1
LEMMA bureau
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 bureaus
DEF = a business office, esp. one that collects and/or keeps facts
EX 1 an information bureau
LEMMA bureaucracy
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bureaucracies
DEF = government officers who are appointed rather than elected
EX 1
LEMMA bureaucracy
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bureaucracies
DEF = a group of people like this in a business or other type of organization
EX 1 the company bureaucracy
LEMMA bureaucracy
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = government by such officers rather than by those who are elected, often supposed to be ineffective and full of stupid unnecessary rules
EX 1
LEMMA bureaucrat
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bureaucrats
DEF = a member of a BUREAUCRACY
EX 1
LEMMA bureaucrat
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 bureaucrats
DEF = an officer of government (or business) who tries to centre power in himself
EX 1
LEMMA burg
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 burgs
DEF = a city or town
EX 1
LEMMA burgess
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 burgesses
DEF = a free man of a city or country, having the right to elect representatives to the government
EX 1
LEMMA burgh
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 burghs
DEF = BOROUGH
EX 1
LEMMA burgher
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 u8
VAR 1 burghers
DEF = a man who lives in a town
EX 1
LEMMA burglar
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 burglars
DEF = a thief who breaks into houses, shops, etc., esp. during the night
EX 1
LEMMA burglar alarm
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 burglars
DEF = an apparatus that makes a loud warning noise when a thief breaks into a building
EX 1
LEMMA burglary
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 burglaries
DEF = (an example of) the crime of entering a building (esp. a home) by force with the intention of stealing
EX 1
LEMMA burglary
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (an example of) the crime of entering a building (esp. a home) by force with the intention of stealing
EX 1
LEMMA burgomaster
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 u8
VAR 1 burgomasters
DEF = the chief man (MAYOR) of a town esp. in Germany or Holland
EX 1
LEMMA burgundy
POS n
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 uf
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of French red (or white) wine
EX 1
LEMMA burial
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 burials
DEF = the act, action, or ceremony of putting a dead body into a grave
EX 1
LEMMA burial
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act, action, or ceremony of putting a dead body into a grave
EX 1
LEMMA burlap
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burlaps
DEF = a kind of coarse cloth used esp. for making large bags (SACKs@1)
EX 1
LEMMA burlap
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a kind of coarse cloth used esp. for making large bags (SACKs@1)
EX 1
LEMMA burlesque
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 burlesques
DEF = speech, acting, or writing in which a serious thing is made to seem foolish or a foolish thing is treated solemnly so as to make people laugh
EX 1 a burlesque of a famous poem
LEMMA burlesque
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = speech, acting, or writing in which a serious thing is made to seem foolish or a foolish thing is treated solemnly so as to make people laugh
EX 1 a burlesque of a famous poem
LEMMA burlesque
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 qu
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (formerly in the US) VAUDEVILLE usu. including STRIPTEASE
EX 1
LEMMA burn
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 burns
DEF = a small stream
EX 1
LEMMA burn
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
DEF = a hurt place, effect, or sensation produced by burning
EX 1 burns on her hand the burn of the medicinal cream on a cut
LEMMA burn
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a hurt place, effect, or sensation produced by burning
EX 1 burns on her hand the burn of the medicinal cream on a cut
LEMMA burn
POS n
FIELD1 ao
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 burns
DEF = an act of firing the motors of a space vehicle
EX 1 a short burn
LEMMA burner
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burners
DEF = a person or thing that burns, esp. the part of a cooker, heater, etc., that produces flames
EX 1
LEMMA burnous
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 y8
VAR 1 burnouses
DEF = a long one-piece loose outer garment worn by Arabs and Moors, with a soft covering for the head, neck, and shoulders
EX 1
LEMMA burnt offering
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 burnts
DEF = humor a piece of food which has been burnt by being cooked too much
EX 1
LEMMA burnt offering
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 burnts
DEF = something (usu. a plant or animal) which is burnt as an offering to a god
EX 1
LEMMA burp
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 burps
DEF = BELCH@2 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA burr
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burrs
DEF = a long loud HUM@2
EX 1
LEMMA burr
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ua
VAR 1 burrs
DEF = a way of pronouncing English with a strong "r"-sound, esp. in Northumbria or North-West Scotland
EX 1
LEMMA burr
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burrs
DEF = a seed-container of certain plants, covered with prickles which make it stick onto clothes
EX 1
LEMMA burr
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 burrs
DEF = a type of plant which has such seed-containers
EX 1
LEMMA burro
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 burros
DEF = a donkey, usu. small
EX 1
LEMMA burrow
POS n
FIELD1 hf
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 burrows
DEF = a hole in the ground made by an animal, esp. a rabbit, in which it lives or hides
EX 1
LEMMA bursar
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bursars
DEF = a person in a college or school who has charge of money, property, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA bursary
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bursaries
DEF = a BURSAR's office
EX 1
LEMMA bursary
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bursaries
DEF = SCHOLARSHIP (1)
EX 1
LEMMA burst
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bursts
DEF = a sudden outbreak of effort
EX 1 a burst of laughter/of speed
LEMMA burthen
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burthens
DEF = BURDEN@1\,\@2\,\@3
EX 1
LEMMA burton
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burtons
DEF = (often cap.) gone for a burton BrE sl not to be found; missing (often cap.) gone for a burton BrE sl broken; no longer working (often cap.) gone for a burton BrE sl killed
EX 1
LEMMA bus
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buses
DEF = a large passenger-carrying motor vehicle, esp. one which carries the public on payment of small amounts
EX 1 to travel by bus I saw him on the bus. to catch/miss the bus
LEMMA bus
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a large passenger-carrying motor vehicle, esp. one which carries the public on payment of small amounts
EX 1 to travel by bus I saw him on the bus. to catch/miss the bus
LEMMA busby
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 cl
VAR 1 busbies
DEF = a type of small fur hat worn by certain soldiers
EX 1
LEMMA busby
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 cl
VAR 1 busbies
DEF = infml BEARSKIN (2)
EX 1
LEMMA bush
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bushes
DEF = a small low tree
EX 1
LEMMA bush
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 bushes
DEF = uncleared wild country, esp. in Australia or Africa
EX 1
LEMMA bushbaby
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 y3
VAR 1 bushbabies
DEF = a type of small monkey-like African animal, sometimes kept as a pet
EX 1
LEMMA bushel
POS n
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bushels
DEF = a measure, esp. of grain; about 36.5 LITREs
EX 1
LEMMA bush telegraph
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the sending of messages over long distances by such methods as smoke signals, beating drums, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA business
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 businesses
DEF = one's work or employment
EX 1 Other people's quarrels are a lawyer's business. I'm here on business, not for pleasure
LEMMA business
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = one's work or employment
EX 1 Other people's quarrels are a lawyer's business. I'm here on business, not for pleasure
LEMMA business
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = trade and the getting of money
EX 1 How's business? Business is good. They've done (some) business together. It's a pleasure to do business with you. After school she went into business
LEMMA business
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 businesses
DEF = a particular money-earning activity or place, such as a shop
EX 1 How's the business? to sell one's business
LEMMA business
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 businesses
DEF = a duty
EX 1 It's a teacher's business to make children learn
LEMMA business
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 businesses
DEF = an affair; event; matter; thing
EX 1 I don't understand this business (of the additional money). The business before the meeting tonight is . . . a strange business
LEMMA business
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (in acting a play) things done by an actor other than speaking, such as movements of the hands, the look on the face, etc.
EX 1 stage business
LEMMA business end
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 businesses
DEF = the end (of something) which is dangerous, is used for causing harm, etc.
EX 1 the business end of a gun (=the barrel)
LEMMA business hours
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 businesses
DEF = the time during which business is done
EX 1 Our business hours are from 9 to 5
LEMMA businessman
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 businessmans
DEF = a person in business, esp. as the director of a business firm
EX 1
LEMMA businessman
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 businessmans
DEF = a person who would be successful in business, who knows how to get and save money
EX 1
LEMMA busker
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buskers
DEF = a street musician
EX 1
LEMMA busman
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 busmans
DEF = a man who works on the public buses, esp. a busdriver
EX 1
LEMMA busman's holiday
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 busman'ses
DEF = a holiday spent in doing one's usual work
EX 1
LEMMA bus stop
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buses
DEF = a fixed place where buses stop for passengers
EX 1 Let me off at the next bus stop, please
LEMMA bust
POS n
FIELD1 sk
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 busts
DEF = the human head, shoulders, and chest, esp. as shown in SCULPTURE@1
EX 1
LEMMA bust
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 busts
DEF = euph a woman's breasts; BOSOM@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA bust
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 busts
DEF = a measurement round a woman's breasts and back
EX 1 rather big round the bust
LEMMA bust
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 busts
DEF = a complete failure
EX 1 His new play was a complete bust!
LEMMA bust
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 busts
DEF = a police ARREST@2 (1) or RAID@1 (4)
EX 1 The bust was made at 3 o'clock in the morning
LEMMA bustard
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 2.
VAR 1 bustards
DEF = the largest type of land bird of Europe and Australia
EX 1
LEMMA buster
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 busters
DEF = fellow
EX 1 Come here, buster!
LEMMA bustle
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bustles
DEF = activity with plenty of noise and movement
EX 1 the bustle of the big city a bustle of activity
LEMMA bustle
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bustles
DEF = a frame used for holding out the back part of a woman's dress in former times
EX 1
LEMMA bust-up
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bust-ups
DEF = a quarrel, noisy and sometimes with fighting
EX 1 quite a bust-up last night
LEMMA bust-up
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bust-ups
DEF = AmE BREAKUP (1)
EX 1 the bust-up of their marriage
LEMMA busybody
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 busybodies
DEF = a person who takes too much interest in the affairs of others
EX 1
LEMMA butane
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a natural gas used for cooking, heating, and lighting
EX 1
LEMMA butch
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 butches
DEF = a BUTCH@1 woman
EX 1
LEMMA butcher
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 butchers
DEF = a person who kills animals for food or one who sells meat
EX 1
LEMMA butcher
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 butchers
DEF = a person who causes blood to flow unnecessarily
EX 1 That general/doctor is a real butcher!
LEMMA butchery
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the preparation of meat for sale
EX 1
LEMMA butchery
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = cruel and unnecessary killing of human beings
EX 1
LEMMA butler
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 hh
VAR 1 butlers
DEF = the chief male servant of a house
EX 1
LEMMA butt
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 butts
DEF = a person (or perhaps thing) that people make fun of
EX 1 Poor John was the butt of all their jokes
LEMMA butt
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 butts
DEF = a large, thick, or bottom end of something
EX 1 the butt-end
LEMMA butt
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 butts
DEF = sl the part of the body on which a person sits
EX 1
LEMMA butt
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 butts
DEF = the last unsmoked end of a cigarette
EX 1
LEMMA butt
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 butts
DEF = a large barrel for holding liquids
EX 1
LEMMA butter
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = yellow fat made from milk, spread on bread, used in cooking, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA butter
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (in combs.) a substance like butter made from something else
EX 1 apple butter
LEMMA butter bean
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 butters
DEF = any of several types of large broad bean often sold dried, and used as food
EX 1
LEMMA buttercup
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 2.
VAR 1 buttercups
DEF = a type of yellow wild flower
EX 1
LEMMA butterfingers
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 butterfingerses
DEF = a person who is likely to let things fall or slip through his/her fingers
EX 1
LEMMA butterfingers
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 butterfingerses
DEF = a person who is likely to let things fall or slip through his/her fingers
EX 1
LEMMA butterfingers
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 butterfingerses
DEF = a person who is likely to let things fall or slip through his/her fingers
EX 1
LEMMA butterfly
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 butterflies
DEF = any of several insects that fly by day and often have large beautifully-coloured wings
EX 1
LEMMA butterfly
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 butterflies
DEF = a person who is not serious but spends most of his/her time running after pleasure
EX 1
LEMMA buttermilk
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the liquid that remains after butter is made from milk
EX 1
LEMMA butterscotch
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a sweet food made from sugar and butter (and perhaps sweet SYRUP) boiled together
EX 1
LEMMA butterscotch
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a yellowish brown colour
EX 1
LEMMA buttery
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ua
VAR 1 butteries
DEF = (in some British universities) a room from which food and drink are served
EX 1
LEMMA buttock
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 buttocks
DEF = either of the 2 fleshy parts on which a person sits
EX 1 the left/right buttock
LEMMA buttocks
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 buttockses
DEF = the part of the body on which a person sits
EX 1
LEMMA button
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buttons
DEF = a small usu. round or flat thing that is fixed to a garment or other object and usu. passed through an opening (BUTTONHOLE@1 (1)) to act as a fastener
EX 1 a row of buttons down the front of his shirt a button nose (=a small broad flattish nose)
LEMMA button
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buttons
DEF = a button-like part, object, or piece of apparatus
EX 1
LEMMA button
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 buttons
DEF = also push button_ a button-like object used for starting, stopping, or controlling a machine, an apparatus, etc.
EX 1 Push the button to start the machine/to turn on the light
LEMMA button
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 or
VAR 1 buttons
DEF = esp. AmE BADGE (1)
EX 1 wearing his club's button wearing a button saying "Make Love Not War"
LEMMA buttonhole
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buttonholes
DEF = a hole for a button
EX 1 This buttonhole is torn
LEMMA buttonhole
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buttonholes
DEF = BrE a flower to wear on one's coat or dress
EX 1 wearing a beautiful buttonhole
LEMMA buttonhook
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buttonhooks
DEF = a hook used in former times for drawing small buttons through BUTTONHOLEs@1 (1), esp. in boots
EX 1
LEMMA buttons
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buttonses
DEF = BELLBOY
EX 1
LEMMA buttons
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buttonses
DEF = BELLBOY
EX 1
LEMMA buttress
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buttresses
DEF = a support for a wall
EX 1
LEMMA buttress
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buttresses
DEF = something that supports or strengthens
EX 1 Our country is a great buttress of world peace
LEMMA buy
POS n
FIELD1 el
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 buys
DEF = an act of buying
EX 1
LEMMA buy
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 buys
DEF = something of value at a low price; BARGAIN@1 (2)
EX 1 It's a real buy at that price!
LEMMA buyer
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 buyers
DEF = a person who buys, esp. the head of a department in a department store
EX 1 a buyer for Harrod's
LEMMA buyer's market
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 buyer'ses
DEF = a state of affairs in which goods are plentiful, buyers have a lot of choice, and prices tend to be low
EX 1
LEMMA buzz
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buzzes
DEF = a noise of BUZZing@1
EX 1 I heard a buzz just now. I heard the buzz of their voices all night
LEMMA buzz
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buzzes
DEF = a signal made by a BUZZER
EX 1
LEMMA buzz
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buzzes
DEF = sl a telephone call
EX 1 I'll just give him a buzz
LEMMA buzzard
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ua
VAR 1 buzzards
DEF = (in Britain) a type of heavy slow-flying bird that kills and eats other creatures (a HAWK@1)
EX 1
LEMMA buzzard
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 q.
VAR 1 buzzards
DEF = (in America) a type of heavy slow-flying black bird that eats dead flesh (a VULTURE)
EX 1
LEMMA buzzer
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buzzers
DEF = a thing that BUZZes@1, esp. an electric signalling apparatus
EX 1
LEMMA buzzer
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ga
VAR 1 buzzers
DEF = the sound of such an apparatus
EX 1 At the buzzer you will both come 10 feet forward
LEMMA bye
POS n
FIELD1 ck
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 byes
DEF = (in cricket) a run made off a ball that the hitter (BATSMAN) did not touch
EX 1
LEMMA by-election
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 by-elections
DEF = a special election held between regular elections to fill a position whose former holder has left it or died
EX 1
LEMMA bygone
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bygones
DEF = an interesting object no longer in use, as sold in special shops, shown to the public, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA bylaw
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bylaws
DEF = BrE a special law or rule made not by the government of the whole country, but by a local council, a railway, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA bylaw
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bylaws
DEF = AmE a rule made by an organization for governing its own affairs
EX 1
LEMMA by-line
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zj
VAR 1 by-lines
DEF = a line at the beginning of a newspaper or magazine article giving the writer's name
EX 1
LEMMA bypass
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bypasses
DEF = a passage or road to one side, esp. a way round a town
EX 1 Take the bypass to avoid the traffic in the centre of town
LEMMA bypass
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 bypasses
DEF = tech an instrument for sending a flow of gas, liquid, etc., round, instead of through, a part of a machine
EX 1
LEMMA byplay
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 en
VAR 1 nil
DEF = action of less importance going on at the same time as action of more importance, esp. on stage
EX 1 a lot of byplay between the speakers that radio listeners couldn't see
LEMMA by-product
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 by-products
DEF = something formed in addition to the main product
EX 1 Silver is often obtained as a by-product during the separation of lead from rock
LEMMA by-product
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 by-products
DEF = an additional result, sometimes unexpected or unintended
EX 1
LEMMA byre
POS n
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 byres
DEF = a farm building for cattle; COWSHED
EX 1
LEMMA bystander
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bystanders
DEF = a person standing near, but not taking part in, what is happening; ONLOOKER
EX 1 The police asked some of the bystanders about the accident
LEMMA byway
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 byways
DEF = a smaller road or path which is not much used or known
EX 1
LEMMA byways
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bywayses
DEF = the less well-known parts (of something, esp. the study of a subject)
EX 1 the byways of English literature
LEMMA byword
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bywords
DEF = a common saying or PROVERB
EX 1
LEMMA byword
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 bywords
DEF = (the name of) a person, place, or thing that is taken as representing some quality, often bad
EX 1 The general's name had become a byword for cruelty in war
LEMMA cab
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 cabs
DEF = esp. AmE taxi
EX 1 Shall we walk or take a cab? Shall we walk or go by cab?
LEMMA cab
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 nil
DEF = esp. AmE taxi
EX 1 Shall we walk or take a cab? Shall we walk or go by cab?
LEMMA cab
POS n
FIELD1 vh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cabs
DEF = (in former times) a horse-drawn carriage for hire
EX 1
LEMMA cab
POS n
FIELD1 vh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (in former times) a horse-drawn carriage for hire
EX 1
LEMMA cab
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cabs
DEF = the part of a bus, railway engine, etc., in which the driver sits or stands
EX 1
LEMMA cabal
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cabals
DEF = a small group of people who make secret plans for (esp. political) action
EX 1
LEMMA cabaret
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 cabarets
DEF = a performance of popular music and dancing while guests in a restaurant have a meal, usu. at night
EX 1
LEMMA cabaret
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a performance of popular music and dancing while guests in a restaurant have a meal, usu. at night
EX 1
LEMMA cabaret
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 cabarets
DEF = a restaurant that presents such performances
EX 1
LEMMA cabbage
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 cabbages
DEF = a type of large round vegetable with thick green leaves wrapped round its short stem
EX 1
LEMMA cabbage
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the leaves of this vegetable used (usu. cooked) as food
EX 1
LEMMA cabbage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cabbages
DEF = BrE infml an inactive person who takes no interest in anything
EX 1
LEMMA cabby
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cabbies
DEF = a taxi driver
EX 1
LEMMA cabby
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cabbies
DEF = a taxi driver
EX 1
LEMMA cabdriver
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 cabdrivers
DEF = a taxi driver
EX 1
LEMMA caber
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 us
VAR 1 cabers
DEF = a long heavy wooden pole used in Scotland in games which test skill and strength
EX 1
LEMMA cabin
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 tn
VAR 1 cabins
DEF = a small room on a ship usu. used for sleeping
EX 1
LEMMA cabin
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cabins
DEF = the room at the front of an aircraft in which the pilot sits
EX 1
LEMMA cabin
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 cabins
DEF = a small roughly built usu. wooden house
EX 1 One of our greatest presidents was born in a little log cabin
LEMMA cabin boy
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 tn
VAR 1 cabins
DEF = a boy who is a servant on a ship
EX 1 At 15 he was a cabin boy, at 50 commander of the navy
LEMMA cabin class
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 tn
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (on a ship) the travelling conditions which are better and dearer than TOURIST CLASS but worse and cheaper than FIRST CLASS
EX 1 I always travel cabin class. How much is a cabin-class ticket?
LEMMA cabin cruiser
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 cabins
DEF = a large motor boat with one or more CABINs (1)
EX 1
LEMMA cabin cruiser
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a large motor boat with one or more CABINs (1)
EX 1
LEMMA cabinet
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cabinets
DEF = a fine piece of usu. wooden furniture, often with glass doors, used for storing or showing small objects of value or interest a container for a television, record player, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA cabinet
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cabinets
DEF = FILING CABINET
EX 1
LEMMA cabinet
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cabinets
DEF = old use a small private room
EX 1
LEMMA cabinet
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cabinets
DEF = (in various countries) the most important ministers of the government, who meet as a group to make decisions or to advise the head of the government
EX 1
LEMMA cabinet
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cabinets
DEF = esp. BrE a meeting of this group
EX 1 2 cabinets were held in London last week but no decision was made. We'll decide that question in cabinet
LEMMA cabinet
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = esp. BrE a meeting of this group
EX 1 2 cabinets were held in London last week but no decision was made. We'll decide that question in cabinet
LEMMA cabinet-maker
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 fu
VAR 1 cabinet-makers
DEF = becoming rare a workman who makes fine furniture
EX 1
LEMMA cable
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 bd
VAR 1 cables
DEF = (a length of) thick heavy strong rope esp. used on board ships (a length of) strong wire rope or metal chain used for supporting or pulling objects
EX 1
LEMMA cable
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 bd
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a length of) thick heavy strong rope esp. used on board ships (a length of) strong wire rope or metal chain used for supporting or pulling objects
EX 1
LEMMA cable
POS n
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 cables
DEF = a set of wires put underground or under the sea which carry telegraph and telephone messages
EX 1 Telegrams go to America by cable
LEMMA cable
POS n
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a set of wires put underground or under the sea which carry telegraph and telephone messages
EX 1 Telegrams go to America by cable
LEMMA cable
POS n
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 cables
DEF = not formal a telegraphed message
EX 1
LEMMA cable
POS n
FIELD1 ks
FIELD2 zk
VAR 1 cables
DEF = having a twisted and knotted pattern of thread, used in KNITting
EX 1 She made me some woollen clothes using a cable stitch pattern
LEMMA cable
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ms
VAR 1 cables
DEF = infml CABLE'S LENGTH
EX 1
LEMMA cable car
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 cables
DEF = a car which is supported in the air and pulled by a continuous CABLE@1 (1) and which usu. travels from the top of a mountain to its foot or to the top of another mountain
EX 1
LEMMA cablegram
POS n
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 cablegrams
DEF = fml CABLE@1 (3)
EX 1
LEMMA cable railway
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 cables
DEF = a railway along which vehicles are pulled by a continuous CABLE fastened to a motor, used esp. where there are very steep slopes
EX 1
LEMMA cable's length
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ms
VAR 1 cable'ses
DEF = 600 ft; 100 FATHOMs; 1/10 of a NAUTICAL MILE
EX 1
LEMMA caboose
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cabooses
DEF = a ship's kitchen; GALLEY
EX 1
LEMMA caboose
POS n
FIELD1 rr
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cabooses
DEF = AmE a small carriage at the back of a goods train for people who work on the train
EX 1
LEMMA cab rank
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cabs
DEF = TAXI RANK
EX 1
LEMMA cabriolet
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 cabriolets
DEF = CONVERTIBLE@2
EX 1
LEMMA cabriolet
POS n
FIELD1 vh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cabriolets
DEF = a 2-wheeled one-horse carriage (used esp. in former times) with a roof that can be folded back
EX 1
LEMMA cacao
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 q6
VAR 1 cacaos
DEF = a seed from which COCOA and chocolate are made
EX 1
LEMMA cacao
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 q6
VAR 1 cacaos
DEF = the South American tree which produces this seed
EX 1
LEMMA cache
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 caches
DEF = a secret place for keeping provisions or valuable, esp. stolen, things
EX 1
LEMMA cache
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 caches
DEF = the contents of this
EX 1 The cache was worth a fortune
LEMMA cachet
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cachets
DEF = a special mark to show that an article is of very high quality
EX 1
LEMMA cachet
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = high social position
EX 1 He is a man of cachet
LEMMA cachet
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 cachets
DEF = a small case (CAPSULE) for medicine that is swallowed together with its contents
EX 1
LEMMA cachou
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cachous
DEF = a sweet eaten to hide a smell on the breath
EX 1
LEMMA cackle
POS n
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 cackles
DEF = the sound of cackling (CACKLE@1)
EX 1
LEMMA cackle
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cackles
DEF = a short high laugh
EX 1 cackles of amusement
LEMMA cackle
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = infml foolish useless talk
EX 1
LEMMA cacophony
POS n
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 mu
VAR 1 cacophonies
DEF = a mixture of unpleasant usu. loud sounds which are out of tune
EX 1 What (a) cacophony!
LEMMA cacophony
POS n
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 mu
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a mixture of unpleasant usu. loud sounds which are out of tune
EX 1 What (a) cacophony!
LEMMA cactus
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cactuses
DEF = any of a number of desert plants protected by sharp prickles, with thick fleshy stems and leaves
EX 1
LEMMA cad
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cads
DEF = a man who behaves dishonourably
EX 1 That man is a cad; have nothing to do with him!
LEMMA cad
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cads
DEF = a man who behaves dishonourably
EX 1 That man is a cad; have nothing to do with him!
LEMMA cadaver
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 cadavers
DEF = a dead human body
EX 1
LEMMA cadaverous
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cadaverouses
DEF = looking like a dead body; very pale; thin and unhealthy
EX 1
LEMMA caddie
POS n
FIELD1 gf
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caddies
DEF = a person who carries GOLF CLUBs for someone else who is playing
EX 1
LEMMA caddy
POS n
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caddies
DEF = TEA CADDY
EX 1
LEMMA cadence
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cadences
DEF = a regular beat of sound; RHYTHM a set of CHORDs at the end of a phrase of music
EX 1
LEMMA cadence
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 cadences
DEF = the rise and fall of the human voice esp. in reading poetry
EX 1
LEMMA cadenza
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cadenzas
DEF = (in a piece of music played by several musicians) an ornamental part, played by a single musician, usually near the end of a piece of music, esp. a CONCERTO
EX 1
LEMMA cadet
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 cadets
DEF = a person studying to become an officer in one of the armed forces or the police a person who is a member of a CADET CORPS
EX 1
LEMMA cadet
POS n
FIELD1 ki
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cadets
DEF = (of a part of a family) descended from a younger member
EX 1 The prince was from the cadet branch of the royal family
LEMMA cadet corps
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 cadets
DEF = an organization which gives simple military training to pupils in some British schools
EX 1
LEMMA cadet corps
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 cadets
DEF = an organization which gives simple military training to pupils in some British schools
EX 1
LEMMA cadi
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 zi
VAR 1 cadis
DEF = (in some Muslim countries) the judge (MAGISTRATE) of various towns or villages
EX 1
LEMMA cadmium
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a bluish-white metal that is a simple substance (ELEMENT (6)), used esp. for covering metal objects with a protective surface
EX 1
LEMMA cadre
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 cadres
DEF = an inner group of highly trained and active people in a political party or military force
EX 1
LEMMA cadre
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 cadres
DEF = a highly trained and active member of a political party or military force
EX 1
LEMMA caerphilly
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ub
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of creamy-white Welsh cheese with a delicate taste
EX 1
LEMMA caesarean section
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 caesareans
DEF = (in a difficult birth) an operation in which parts of a woman's body (ABDOMEN and UTERUS) are cut to allow the baby to be taken out
EX 1 Our first baby was born by caesarean section because my wife had difficulty giving birth
LEMMA caesarean section
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (in a difficult birth) an operation in which parts of a woman's body (ABDOMEN and UTERUS) are cut to allow the baby to be taken out
EX 1 Our first baby was born by caesarean section because my wife had difficulty giving birth
LEMMA caesura
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 mu
VAR 1 caesuras
DEF = a pause in the middle of a line of poetry a pause showing a dividing point in a piece of music
EX 1
LEMMA caesura
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 caesuras
DEF = fml a break; interruption
EX 1
LEMMA cafe
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cafes
DEF = a small restaurant where light meals and drinks (in Britain only nonalcoholic drinks) are served
EX 1
LEMMA cafeteria
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cafeterias
DEF = a restaurant where people collect their own food and drink, often in a factory, college, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA caffeine
POS n
FIELD1 rx
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a chemical substance found in coffee and tea, often used in medicines as a STIMULANT (something which makes people feel more active)
EX 1
LEMMA caftan
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caftans
DEF = a long loose garment usu. of cotton or silk, worn by men in the Near and Middle East and by esp. women in Western countries
EX 1
LEMMA cage
POS n
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cages
DEF = a framework of wires or bars in which animals or birds may be kept or carried
EX 1
LEMMA cage
POS n
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cages
DEF = an enclosure which has the form or purpose of such a framework
EX 1
LEMMA cage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cages
DEF = an enclosed area for prisoners or prisoners of war
EX 1
LEMMA cage
POS n
FIELD1 mg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cages
DEF = (in a mine) the framework in which men and apparatus are raised to or lowered from the surface
EX 1
LEMMA caiman
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caimans
DEF = a type of Central and South American CROCODILE-like animal
EX 1
LEMMA caique
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caiques
DEF = a type of small boat or ship used in the Eastern Mediterranean
EX 1
LEMMA cairn
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cairns
DEF = a heap of stones piled up, esp. on mountain tops, to mark a place or remind people of someone or something
EX 1
LEMMA caisson
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 caissons
DEF = a large box (usu. on 2 wheels) in which AMMUNITION (=explosives, bullets for guns, etc.) is carried
EX 1
LEMMA caisson
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caissons
DEF = a large box filled with air, which allows men to work under water
EX 1
LEMMA caisson
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 eg
VAR 1 caissons
DEF = a floating box used for raising sunken ships to the surface
EX 1
LEMMA cake
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a food made by baking a sweet mixture of flour, eggs, sugar, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA cake
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cakes
DEF = a piece of this food baked into a certain shape or size
EX 1 The cook has made you a splendid birthday cake
LEMMA cake
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cakes
DEF = (often in comb.) a round flat shaped piece of food
EX 1 a potato cake
LEMMA cake
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cakes
DEF = a dried flattened solid block of a substance
EX 1 a cake of soap a cake of mud
LEMMA calabash
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 q3
VAR 1 calabashes
DEF = a large hard fruit of tropical American origin
EX 1
LEMMA calabash
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calabashes
DEF = the tree on which this fruit grows
EX 1
LEMMA calabash
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calabashes
DEF = the dried shell of this fruit used as a bowl
EX 1
LEMMA calaboose
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calabooses
DEF = AmE a small prison
EX 1
LEMMA calamine lotion
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 rx
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a liquid used for putting on skin that has been burnt by the sun, to make it less painful
EX 1
LEMMA calamity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calamities
DEF = a terrible or very bad event; serious misfortune
EX 1 50 people were killed in the calamity
LEMMA calcination
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the heating of a chemical to a high temperature to remove unwanted contents or to change its nature, esp. to a dry or powdery condition
EX 1
LEMMA calcine
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 calcines
DEF = a product of CALCINATION
EX 1
LEMMA calcium
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a silver-white metal that is a simple substance (ELEMENT) and is found, in combination with other chemicals, in bones, teeth, and chalk
EX 1
LEMMA calcium carbide
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the combination of 2 chemicals (CALCIUM and CARBON) from which a gas (ACETYLENE) can be made by adding water
EX 1
LEMMA calculating machine
POS n
FIELD1 dp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calculatings
DEF = a machine which can carry out number operations but which usu. has no memory
EX 1
LEMMA calculation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of calculating
EX 1
LEMMA calculation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calculations
DEF = the result of an act of calculating
EX 1 His calculation was correct but hers was wrong
LEMMA calculation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the condition of being a CALCULATING person
EX 1 There was calculation behind his choice of friends; he wanted people useful to him in business
LEMMA calculator
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calculators
DEF = a person who calculates
EX 1
LEMMA calculator
POS n
FIELD1 pp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calculators
DEF = a CALCULATING MACHINE, esp. a small one
EX 1
LEMMA calculus
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 calculuses
DEF = med a stone of chalky matter which sometimes forms in the body
EX 1
LEMMA calculus
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (in MATHEMATICS) a way of making calculations about quantities which are continually changing, such as the speed of a falling stone or the slope of a curved line
EX 1
LEMMA caldron
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 caldrons
DEF = CAULDRON
EX 1
LEMMA calendar
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 nb
VAR 1 calendars
DEF = a system which names, arranges, and numbers each day of each month of the year
EX 1 In the 18th century Britain stopped using the JULIAN CALENDAR and started using the GREGORIAN CALENDAR
LEMMA calendar
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 nb
VAR 1 calendars
DEF = a set of tables or sheets on which this system is printed
EX 1
LEMMA calendar
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 nb
VAR 1 calendars
DEF = a list of important events in the year of a particular organization
EX 1 According to the university calendar your examinations will be in June
LEMMA calendar month
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 nb
VAR 1 calendars
DEF = a month measured according to the CALENDAR (1), such as one of the 12 months of the modern European system
EX 1 You'll be paid by the calendar month
LEMMA calendar month
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 nb
VAR 1 calendars
DEF = a period of time from a given date in one month to the same date in the next month
EX 1 From January 4 to March 4 is 2 calendar months
LEMMA calendar year
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ms
VAR 1 calendars
DEF = YEAR (2)
EX 1
LEMMA calendar year
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ms
VAR 1 calendars
DEF = a period of time from a given date in one year to the same date in the next year
EX 1 From 4 March 1976 to 4 March 1978 is 2 calendar years
LEMMA calender
POS n
FIELD1 mf
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calenders
DEF = a machine for rolling, pressing and smoothing paper, cloth, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA calends
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 nb
VAR 1 calendses
DEF = the first day of the month according to the ancient Roman CALENDAR
EX 1
LEMMA calends
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 nb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the first day of the month according to the ancient Roman CALENDAR
EX 1
LEMMA calf
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calfs
DEF = the young of the cow the young of some other large animals such as the elephant
EX 1
LEMMA calf
POS n
FIELD1 mf
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 nil
DEF = CALFSKIN
EX 1
LEMMA calf
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 calfs
DEF = the fleshy back part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle
EX 1
LEMMA calf love
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = PUPPY LOVE
EX 1
LEMMA calfskin
POS n
FIELD1 mf
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 nil
DEF = leather made from the skin of the CALF@1 (1a)
EX 1
LEMMA calibration
POS n
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of calibrating (CALIBRATE@1 (1, 2))
EX 1
LEMMA calibration
POS n
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calibrations
DEF = a set of degrees or measurement marks
EX 1
LEMMA calibre
POS n
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calibres
DEF = the inside size (DIAMETER) of a tube or gun
EX 1
LEMMA calibre
POS n
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calibres
DEF = the size of a bullet
EX 1 a 32-calibre bullet
LEMMA calibre
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calibres
DEF = the quality of something or someone
EX 1 This work's of a very high calibre. This doctor's of a very different calibre to the other. people of (a) very different calibre
LEMMA calibre
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the quality of something or someone
EX 1 This work's of a very high calibre. This doctor's of a very different calibre to the other. people of (a) very different calibre
LEMMA calico
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of heavy cotton cloth
EX 1
LEMMA caliper
POS n
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calipers
DEF = AmE CALLIPER
EX 1
LEMMA caliph
POS n
FIELD1 pn
FIELD2 zi
VAR 1 caliphs
DEF = (often cap.) (a title formerly given to) a Muslim ruler who followed Muhammed as a leader of the Muslims
EX 1 the caliph of Baghdad
LEMMA caliphate
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 zi
VAR 1 caliphates
DEF = the office, length of rule (REIGN), or country of a CALIPH
EX 1
LEMMA calisthenic
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calisthenics
DEF = CALLISTHENIC
EX 1
LEMMA calisthenics
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calisthenicses
DEF = CALLISTHENICS
EX 1
LEMMA calisthenics
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = CALLISTHENICS
EX 1
LEMMA calk
POS n
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 calks
DEF = a rough iron plate on a boot or horseshoe to prevent slipping
EX 1
LEMMA call
POS n
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calls
DEF = a shout; cry
EX 1 They heard a call for help
LEMMA call
POS n
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 calls
DEF = the cry of an animal
EX 1 The call of this bird is very loud
LEMMA call
POS n
FIELD1 hf
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 calls
DEF = an instrument which makes a sound like the cry of, and which attracts, a bird or animal
EX 1 When hunting wild duck he always uses a call
LEMMA call
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
DEF = a short usu. formal visit a business or professional visit
EX 1 When does the milkman make his call at your house?
LEMMA call
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
DEF = a demand; claim
EX 1 He has many calls on his time
LEMMA call
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
DEF = a command to meet, come, or do something; SUMMONS
EX 1 The minister waited for a call to the palace. The call was for 6 o'clock so the actors had to be there by 5. In the war many people answered the call of their country. He felt a call (from God) to become a priest
LEMMA call
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
DEF = a command to meet, come, or do something; SUMMONS
EX 1 The minister waited for a call to the palace. The call was for 6 o'clock so the actors had to be there by 5. In the war many people answered the call of their country. He felt a call (from God) to become a priest
LEMMA call
POS n
FIELD1 cd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calls
DEF = (in card games) BID@2 (3)
EX 1 Is he making his call? It's your call now
LEMMA call
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ga
VAR 1 calls
DEF = (in sports and games) the decision of an UMPIRE@1 (1)
EX 1 The players disagreed with his call
LEMMA call
POS n
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 calls
DEF = an attempt to ring someone on the telephone; conversation over the telephone
EX 1 I have a call for you from London. He gave his wife a call but she was out
LEMMA call
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 calls
DEF = (on the STOCK EXCHANGE (1)) a notice that a payment of money (INSTALMENT) must be made
EX 1
LEMMA call
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
DEF = the attraction of a particular activity or state
EX 1 He felt the call of the sea
LEMMA call
POS n
FIELD1 da
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calls
DEF = the instructions in a dance
EX 1 Listen to the call and you won't make mistakes
LEMMA call
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
DEF = a need
EX 1 You have no call for more money
LEMMA call
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a need
EX 1 You have no call for more money
LEMMA call
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ed
VAR 1 calls
DEF = ROLL CALL
EX 1
LEMMA calla
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 callas
DEF = a type of tall white plant of the LILY family
EX 1
LEMMA call box
POS n
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 calls
DEF = a small hut or enclosure containing a telephone for use by the public
EX 1
LEMMA callboy
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 th
VAR 1 callboys
DEF = a boy who tells actors when it is time for them to go onto the stage
EX 1
LEMMA caller
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 callers
DEF = a person who makes a short visit
EX 1 The priest is a regular caller
LEMMA caller
POS n
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 callers
DEF = a person making a telephone call
EX 1 I'm sorry, caller, their telephone seems to be broken
LEMMA caller
POS n
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 callers
DEF = a person making a telephone call
EX 1 I'm sorry, caller, their telephone seems to be broken
LEMMA caller
POS n
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 da
VAR 1 callers
DEF = a person who calls out numbers in a game (such as BINGO (1)) or instructions in a dance
EX 1
LEMMA call girl
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calls
DEF = a woman who arranges on the telephone for men to meet her for paid sex
EX 1
LEMMA calligraphy
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (the art of producing) beautiful writing by hand
EX 1
LEMMA call-in
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 call-ins
DEF = PHONE-IN
EX 1
LEMMA calling
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 callings
DEF = fml profession; trade
EX 1 "What was his calling?" "He was a teacher"
LEMMA calling
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 callings
DEF = a strong desire or feeling of duty to do a particular job; VOCATION
EX 1 My son had a calling to become a priest
LEMMA calling
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 callings
DEF = a strong desire or feeling of duty to do a particular job; VOCATION
EX 1 My son had a calling to become a priest
LEMMA calling
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 callings
DEF = a strong desire or feeling of duty to do a particular job; VOCATION
EX 1 My son had a calling to become a priest
LEMMA calliper
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 callipers
DEF = of or for CALLIPERS
EX 1
LEMMA callisthenic
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 callisthenics
DEF = of or for CALLISTHENICS
EX 1
LEMMA callisthenics
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 callisthenicses
DEF = bodily exercises intended to develop healthy, strong, and beautiful bodies
EX 1
LEMMA callisthenics
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = bodily exercises intended to develop healthy, strong, and beautiful bodies
EX 1
LEMMA call loan
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 calls
DEF = a money LOAN which must be repaid at the demand of the lender or borrower
EX 1
LEMMA call sign
POS n
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 na
VAR 1 calls
DEF = a ship's signal (in MORSE CODE) to attract attention
EX 1
LEMMA call sign
POS n
FIELD1 ra
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calls
DEF = a sound sent out by a radio station at the beginning of a broadcast, to show which station it is
EX 1
LEMMA call-up
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 call-ups
DEF = an order to serve in the armed forces
EX 1 He got his call-up papers in July
LEMMA call-up
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 call-ups
DEF = a period in which such orders are given out
EX 1 There was a call-up in 1916
LEMMA call-up
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 call-ups
DEF = the number of people, esp. men, who receive such orders
EX 1 There was a large call-up in 1916
LEMMA callus
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calluses
DEF = an area of thick hard skin
EX 1 calluses on his hands callused hands
LEMMA calm
POS n
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calms
DEF = (of weather) an absence of wind or rough weather (of water) a period of stillness
EX 1 There was a calm on the sea
LEMMA calm
POS n
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (of weather) an absence of wind or rough weather (of water) a period of stillness
EX 1 There was a calm on the sea
LEMMA calm
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calms
DEF = a time of peace and quiet; absence of excitement or worry
EX 1
LEMMA calm
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a time of peace and quiet; absence of excitement or worry
EX 1
LEMMA calomel
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a white tasteless chemical substance (a mixture of MERCURY and CHLORINE) used in medicine
EX 1
LEMMA calor gas
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (sometimes cap.) a type of gas (BUTANE) usu. sold in metal containers for use in houses, factories, etc., where there is no gas supply
EX 1 When we camp we usually cook with Calor gas
LEMMA calorie
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 calories
DEF = a measure of heat; the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree CENTIGRADE@2 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA calorie
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ms
VAR 1 calories
DEF = a measure used when stating the amount of heat or ENERGY (3) that a food will produce
EX 1 One thin piece of bread has 90 calories
LEMMA calumny
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calumnies
DEF = an incorrect and unjust thing said about a person with the intention of destroying the good opinion people have of him
EX 1 The calumnies against him were soon shown to be false
LEMMA calumny
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of saying these things
EX 1
LEMMA calvary
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calvaries
DEF = a model which represents the CRUCIFIXION (death of CHRIST)
EX 1 There is a calvary outside the church
LEMMA calvary
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calvaries
DEF = a very bad experience which causes great suffering
EX 1 Her husband's death was her calvary
LEMMA calvinism
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zi
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the teachings of John Calvin (1509-64), accepted by a branch of the Christian religion
EX 1
LEMMA calypso
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 qt
VAR 1 calypsos
DEF = a type of song based on a subject of interest in the news and sung in a West Indian manner
EX 1
LEMMA calyx
POS n
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calyxes
DEF = a ring of leaves (SEPALs) which protects a flower before it opens and later supports the opened flower
EX 1
LEMMA cam
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 cams
DEF = a wheel or part of a wheel shaped to change circular movement into up-and-down (VERTICAL) or side-to-side (HORIZONTAL) movement
EX 1
LEMMA camaraderie
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the fellowship and good will shown to each other by COMRADEs (1), esp. people who spend time together at work, in the army, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA camber
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 tn
VAR 1 cambers
DEF = a slight upward curve in the shape of a road or other surface which causes water to run off
EX 1 A slight camber keeps the road free of water and also makes driving easier
LEMMA camber
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 tn
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a slight upward curve in the shape of a road or other surface which causes water to run off
EX 1 A slight camber keeps the road free of water and also makes driving easier
LEMMA cambric
POS n
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a fine white cloth originally of LINEN (1), now usu. of cotton
EX 1
LEMMA camel
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 camels
DEF = either of 2 large long-necked animals used for riding or carrying goods in desert countries_ the Arabian camel (DROMEDARY) with one large HUMP@1 (2) on its back either of 2 large long-necked animals used for riding or carrying goods in desert countries_ the Asian BACTRIAN camel with two large HUMPs@1 (2) on its back
EX 1
LEMMA camel
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 na
VAR 1 camels
DEF = a floating box used esp. to raise sunken ships to the surface
EX 1
LEMMA camel
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a light yellow-brown colour
EX 1
LEMMA camelhair
POS n
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a thick yellowish brown cloth made from a mixture of wools, usu. used for making coats
EX 1
LEMMA camelhair
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = fine hair used in making artists' brushes
EX 1
LEMMA camellia
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 y3
VAR 1 camellias
DEF = a type of East Asian bush with shiny leaves and large roselike flowers
EX 1
LEMMA camellia
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 y3
VAR 1 camellias
DEF = a flower which grows on this bush
EX 1
LEMMA camembert
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 uf
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of soft rich French cheese with a greyish-white outside and a yellowish inside
EX 1
LEMMA camembert
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 uf
VAR 1 Camemberts
DEF = an amount of this cheese shaped like a wheel, prepared, packed, and sold separately
EX 1
LEMMA cameo
POS n
FIELD1 jw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cameos
DEF = a piece of women's ornamental jewellery consisting of a raised shape or figure on the background of a small fine flat stone of a different colour
EX 1
LEMMA cameo
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 th
VAR 1 cameos
DEF = a short piece of fine writing or acting usu. concerned with showing the character of one person, place, or event
EX 1
LEMMA camera
POS n
FIELD1 pg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cameras
DEF = an apparatus for taking photographs or moving pictures
EX 1
LEMMA camera
POS n
FIELD1 ra
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 cameras
DEF = the part of the television system which changes images into electrical signals
EX 1
LEMMA cameraman
POS n
FIELD1 pg
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 cameramans
DEF = a person who works a camera, esp. for films or television
EX 1
LEMMA cameraman
POS n
FIELD1 pg
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 cameramans
DEF = a person who sells cameras
EX 1
LEMMA cami-knicker
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cami-knickers
DEF = of or for CAMI-KNICKERS
EX 1
LEMMA cami-knickers
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cami-knickerses
DEF = a woman's garment combining CAMISOLE and KNICKERS@1 (1)
EX 1 She was wearing a pair of cami-knickers
LEMMA camisole
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 camisoles
DEF = (esp. in former times) a short undergarment worn by women on the top half of the body
EX 1
LEMMA camomile
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 camomiles
DEF = a type of plant with sweet-smelling white and yellow flowers
EX 1
LEMMA camomile
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a medicine made from the dried flowers of this plant
EX 1
LEMMA camouflage
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 camouflages
DEF = a way of using colouring or shape which makes it difficult to see or find something; the use of branches, paint, nets, smoke, etc., to hide a usu. military object
EX 1 Many animals have a natural camouflage which hides them from their enemies. Camouflage is necessary if we are to deceive the enemy
LEMMA camouflage
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a way of using colouring or shape which makes it difficult to see or find something; the use of branches, paint, nets, smoke, etc., to hide a usu. military object
EX 1 Many animals have a natural camouflage which hides them from their enemies. Camouflage is necessary if we are to deceive the enemy
LEMMA camp
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 camps
DEF = a place where people live in tents or huts for a short time usu. for pleasure
EX 1 When we were on holiday we stayed in a camp. The climbers had a camp near the top of the mountain. We were in camp by 6 o'clock. Let's go back to camp
LEMMA camp
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a place where people live in tents or huts for a short time usu. for pleasure
EX 1 When we were on holiday we stayed in a camp. The climbers had a camp near the top of the mountain. We were in camp by 6 o'clock. Let's go back to camp
LEMMA camp
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 camps
DEF = (usu. in comb.) a place where people live often unwillingly
EX 1 a labour camp an army camp
LEMMA camp
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 camps
DEF = a group of people or organizations with the same esp. political or religious ideas
EX 1
LEMMA camp
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = life or work in the armed forces
EX 1
LEMMA campaign
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 campaigns
DEF = a connected set of military actions with a particular purpose
EX 1 The Spanish campaign and the campaign to seize Moscow were both failures
LEMMA campaign
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a connected set of military actions with a particular purpose
EX 1 The Spanish campaign and the campaign to seize Moscow were both failures
LEMMA campaign
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 campaigns
DEF = a connected set of actions intended to obtain a particular result in politics or business
EX 1 The Leader of the Opposition is on campaign in Scotland. The campaign succeeded and he won the election
LEMMA campaign
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a connected set of actions intended to obtain a particular result in politics or business
EX 1 The Leader of the Opposition is on campaign in Scotland. The campaign succeeded and he won the election
LEMMA campanile
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 campaniles
DEF = a high bell tower which stands separately from any other building
EX 1
LEMMA campanology
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the art of making or esp. of ringing bells
EX 1
LEMMA campanula
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 campanulas
DEF = any of various types of plant with bell-like flowers, such as the BLUEBELL
EX 1
LEMMA camp bed
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 camps
DEF = a light narrow usu. single bed which folds flat and is easily carried
EX 1
LEMMA camp chair
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 camps
DEF = a light chair which folds flat and is easily carried
EX 1
LEMMA camper
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 campers
DEF = a person who camps
EX 1
LEMMA camper
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 campers
DEF = AmE a motor vehicle big enough to live in when on holiday, usu. having apparatus for cooking and sleeping in the back part
EX 1
LEMMA campfire
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 campfires
DEF = a usu. wood fire made in the open air by campers
EX 1
LEMMA camp follower
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 camps
DEF = a person (esp. a PROSTITUTE) who is not a soldier but who follows the army from place to place for business reasons
EX 1
LEMMA camp follower
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 camps
DEF = a politician who joins a party or movement for personal gain
EX 1
LEMMA campground
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 campgrounds
DEF = CAMPSITE
EX 1
LEMMA campground
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 campgrounds
DEF = esp. AmE a place used for outdoor religious meetings
EX 1
LEMMA camphor
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a strong-smelling white substance obtained from trees, used in medicine to prevent unconsciousness, in industry in the making of plastics, and also used to keep insects away
EX 1
LEMMA camphor ball
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 camphors
DEF = a small ball of CAMPHOR used to keep insects away from clothes
EX 1
LEMMA campion
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ua
VAR 1 campions
DEF = any of several types of small plant with small white, red, or blue flowers, commonly found in Britain
EX 1
LEMMA camp meeting
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 camps
DEF = a religious meeting lasting several days, usu. held in a large tent or in the open air, and attended by people who camp in the surrounding area
EX 1
LEMMA campsite
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 campsites
DEF = a place, such as a field, used for camping or for a camp
EX 1
LEMMA campus
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 campuses
DEF = the grounds of a university, college, or school
EX 1
LEMMA campus
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the grounds of a university, college, or school
EX 1
LEMMA campus
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 campuses
DEF = a university
EX 1 Do you like campus life?
LEMMA campus
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 campuses
DEF = esp. AmE a separate branch of a university
EX 1 Is Berkeley the biggest campus of the University of California?
LEMMA camshaft
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 camshafts
DEF = a rod to which a CAM is fastened
EX 1
LEMMA can
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cans
DEF = a usu. round metal container with an open top or removable lid and sometimes with handles, used for holding milk, coffee, oil, waste, ashes, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA can
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 cans
DEF = esp. AmE a closed metal container in which foods are preserved without air; TIN
EX 1
LEMMA can
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 cans
DEF = esp. AmE also canful /"kaenfUl/_ the contents of such a container
EX 1 Add 2 cans of juice to the mixture and it will taste better
LEMMA can
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 cans
DEF = sl prison; JAIL; CLINK (esp. in the phr. in the can)
EX 1
LEMMA canal
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ag
VAR 1 canals
DEF = a watercourse dug in the ground to allow ships or boats to travel along it a watercourse dug in the ground to bring water to or remove water from an area
EX 1 Canals have been built to take water to the desert
LEMMA canal
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 canals
DEF = med a narrow passage in the body through which liquids pass
EX 1
LEMMA canal boat
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 canals
DEF = a long narrow boat for use on a CANAL
EX 1
LEMMA canape
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 canapes
DEF = a small piece of bread spread with cheese, fish, or meat and usu. served with drinks at a party
EX 1
LEMMA canard
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 canards
DEF = a false piece of news
EX 1
LEMMA canary
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 canaries
DEF = a type of small yellow bird usu. kept as a pet
EX 1
LEMMA canary
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 canaries
DEF = sl, esp. AmE a female singer, esp. of popular music
EX 1
LEMMA canary
POS n
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = sweet white wine from the Canary Islands
EX 1
LEMMA canary
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 canaries
DEF = (having) a bright yellow colour
EX 1
LEMMA canasta
POS n
FIELD1 cd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of card game in which 2 sets (PACKs) of cards are used
EX 1
LEMMA cancan
POS n
FIELD1 da
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cancans
DEF = (esp. in France in the 19th century) a type of gay stage dance in which women kick their legs high and shake their skirts
EX 1
LEMMA cancellation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of CANCELling (1) or of having been CANCELled (1)
EX 1 The cancellation of the order for planes led to the closure of the factory
LEMMA cancellation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cancellations
DEF = an example of this
EX 1 Because there have been cancellations you can now come on the trip
LEMMA cancellation
POS n
FIELD1 st
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 cancellations
DEF = the mark used when CANCELling (3) a postage stamp
EX 1 Some rare cancellations are very valuable
LEMMA cancer
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 cancers
DEF = (a) diseased growth in the body
EX 1 He's got a cancer in his throat. He's got cancer of the throat
LEMMA cancer
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a) diseased growth in the body
EX 1 He's got a cancer in his throat. He's got cancer of the throat
LEMMA cancer
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cancers
DEF = (a) spreading evil in a person or in society
EX 1 Violence is the cancer of our society
LEMMA cancer
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 Cancers
DEF = the ancient sign, a sea animal (CRAB), representing the 4th division of the ZODIAC belt of stars the group of stars (CONSTELLATION) formerly in this division
EX 1
LEMMA cancer
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 Cancers
DEF = a person born under the influence of this sign
EX 1
LEMMA candela
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 candelas
DEF = a measure of the strength of light
EX 1
LEMMA candelabrum
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 candelabrums
DEF = an ornamental holder for several candles or lamps
EX 1
LEMMA candidate
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 candidates
DEF = a person taking an examination
EX 1
LEMMA candidate
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 candidates
DEF = a person who wants, or whom others want, to be chosen for a position, esp. in an election
EX 1 John was the strongest candidate for the job. He claimed he would be a candidate in the presidential election
LEMMA candidature
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state of being a CANDIDATE
EX 1 He made known his candidature for the next election
LEMMA candidature
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 candidatures
DEF = an example of this
EX 1 Several candidatures have been made public for next year's elections
LEMMA candle
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 candles
DEF = a usu. round stick of wax containing a length of string (the WICK) which gives light when it burns
EX 1
LEMMA candlelight
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the light produced by candles
EX 1
LEMMA candlemas
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 Candlemases
DEF = a Christian feast held on February 2nd
EX 1
LEMMA candlepower
POS n
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 candlepowers
DEF = the amount of light coming from an object (measured in CANDELAs)
EX 1 What is the candlepower of this lamp?
LEMMA candlestick
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 candlesticks
DEF = a holder for usu. one candle
EX 1
LEMMA candlewick
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 candlewicks
DEF = (a piece of) the string (WICK) contained in candles and burned to give light
EX 1
LEMMA candlewick
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a piece of) the string (WICK) contained in candles and burned to give light
EX 1
LEMMA candlewick
POS n
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = an ornamental pattern (esp. on bed covers) made of rows of raised short threads (TUFTs) separated from other rows by bare material
EX 1
LEMMA candlewick
POS n
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = material having such a pattern
EX 1 The covering was made of candlewick
LEMMA candour
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state or quality of being sincerely honest, undeceptive, and truthful (CANDID)
EX 1
LEMMA candy
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 candies
DEF = esp. AmE (a shaped piece of) various types of boiled sugar sweets or chocolate
EX 1
LEMMA candy
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = esp. AmE (a shaped piece of) various types of boiled sugar sweets or chocolate
EX 1
LEMMA candy
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a very sweet soft sugary food
EX 1
LEMMA candyfloss
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = AmE usu. cotton candy_ fine sticky often coloured sugar threads eaten as a sweet and usu. served on a stick
EX 1 I like eating candyfloss
LEMMA candyfloss
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 candyflosses
DEF = BrE a single serving of this
EX 1 Can I have a candyfloss, please?
LEMMA candytuft
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 candytufts
DEF = a type of plant with white, pink, and purple bunches of flowers
EX 1
LEMMA candytuft
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of plant with white, pink, and purple bunches of flowers
EX 1
LEMMA cane
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 canes
DEF = the hard smooth thin often hollow stem of certain plants (tall grasses such as SUGAR CANE or BAMBOO) the stem of certain fruit-producing plants that grow straight from the root, such as the BLACKBERRY
EX 1
LEMMA cane
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = lengths of this used as a material for making furniture
EX 1 cane chairs
LEMMA cane
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 canes
DEF = a length of this used for supporting weak plants, for helping weak people to walk, or for punishing people
EX 1
LEMMA cane
POS n
FIELD1 sm
FIELD2 ed
VAR 1 canes
DEF = a punishment (esp. in schools) in which a person is struck with this (often in the phr. get/give the cane)
EX 1
LEMMA canine
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 oz
VAR 1 canines
DEF = (of, for, typical of) a dog or related animal
EX 1
LEMMA canine
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 oz
VAR 1 canines
DEF = (of, for, typical of) a dog or related animal
EX 1
LEMMA canine tooth
POS n
FIELD1 de
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 canines
DEF = one of 4 sharp pointed teeth in the mouth
EX 1
LEMMA canister
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 canisters
DEF = a usu. metal container used for holding a dry substance
EX 1
LEMMA canister
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 canisters
DEF = a small container which bursts and scatters its contents when fired from a gun
EX 1 a canister of TEARGAS
LEMMA canker
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 cankers
DEF = a sore or area of soreness caused by a disease which attacks the wood of trees and the flesh (esp. the mouth and ears) of animals and people
EX 1 Our cat has a canker in its ear. This tree is suffering from canker
LEMMA canker
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a sore or area of soreness caused by a disease which attacks the wood of trees and the flesh (esp. the mouth and ears) of animals and people
EX 1 Our cat has a canker in its ear. This tree is suffering from canker
LEMMA canker
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cankers
DEF = (a) spreading evil in a person or society
EX 1 Violence is the canker in our society
LEMMA canker
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 nil
DEF = GANGRENE
EX 1
LEMMA canker worm
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cankers
DEF = any of various types of insects which destroy the leaves of plants
EX 1
LEMMA canna
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 3.
VAR 1 cannas
DEF = any of various types of tropical plants with large leaves and bright red, orange, or yellow flowers
EX 1
LEMMA canna
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 3.
VAR 1 cannas
DEF = a flower from the plant
EX 1
LEMMA cannabis
POS n
FIELD1 dg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the parts of the INDIAN HEMP plant which can be made into a drug sometimes smoked in cigarettes to give a feeling of pleasure, leading to sleepiness
EX 1
LEMMA cannabis
POS n
FIELD1 dg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = also (Indian) hemp, (sl) pot, (sl) grass_ the drug produced (in the stronger form of HASHISH or esp. the less strong form of MARIJUANA, or as BHANG)
EX 1
LEMMA cannelloni
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cannellonis
DEF = meat or cheese with a covering of PASTA
EX 1
LEMMA cannelloni
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = meat or cheese with a covering of PASTA
EX 1
LEMMA cannery
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 canneries
DEF = a factory where food is CANned@3 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA cannibal
POS n
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cannibals
DEF = a person who eats human flesh
EX 1
LEMMA cannibal
POS n
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cannibals
DEF = an animal which eats the flesh of its own kind
EX 1
LEMMA cannibalism
POS n
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (esp. of people who eat human flesh) the act or practice of eating one's own kind
EX 1
LEMMA cannon
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 cannons
DEF = a big gun fixed to the ground or onto a usu. 2-wheeled carriage
EX 1 The general decided to use cannon against the enemy. In this castle there are cannons from the 15th century
LEMMA cannon
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ae
VAR 1 cannons
DEF = a powerful gun to be fired from an aircraft
EX 1 Our fighter planes are all armed with cannon
LEMMA cannonade
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 cannonades
DEF = a continuous heavy firing by large guns
EX 1 Much of the city was destroyed in the cannonade
LEMMA cannonball
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 cannonballs
DEF = (used in former times) a heavy iron ball fired from a CANNON@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA cannon fodder
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 nil
DEF = soldiers thought of as nothing but "food" for CANNONs@1 (1), as military material which can be used without regard for their lives
EX 1
LEMMA canoe
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 canoes
DEF = a long light narrow boat, pointed at both ends, and moved by a PADDLE@1 (1) held in the hands
EX 1 We crossed the lake by canoe
LEMMA canoe
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a long light narrow boat, pointed at both ends, and moved by a PADDLE@1 (1) held in the hands
EX 1 We crossed the lake by canoe
LEMMA canon
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 canons
DEF = an established law of the Christian Church
EX 1
LEMMA canon
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 canons
DEF = the central and holiest part of the Christian religious service called the MASS (1)
EX 1
LEMMA canon
POS n
FIELD1 bl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 canons
DEF = an official list of the writings accepted as being truly the work of a certain writer or as forming part of a certain collection of writings such as the Bible
EX 1
LEMMA canon
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 canons
DEF = fml a generally accepted standard of behaviour or thought
EX 1 His behaviour offends against the canons of good manners
LEMMA canon
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 canons
DEF = a Christian priest with special duties in connection with the chief church (CATHEDRAL) of an area
EX 1
LEMMA canon
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 canons
DEF = a Christian priest with special duties in connection with the chief church (CATHEDRAL) of an area
EX 1
LEMMA canonicals
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 canonicalses
DEF = the garments worn by a Christian priest when leading a religious service in church
EX 1
LEMMA canon law
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the established law of the Christian Church
EX 1
LEMMA canopy
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 canopies
DEF = a cover usu. of cloth fixed above a bed or seat or carried on posts above a person on ceremonial occasions
EX 1
LEMMA canopy
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 canopies
DEF = the enclosure over the front (COCKPIT) of a plane
EX 1
LEMMA canopy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 canopies
DEF = anything which seems like a cover
EX 1 The canopy of the heavens. A canopy of branches
LEMMA cant
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cants
DEF = a sloping surface
EX 1 Ships usually have a cant so that water will run off
LEMMA cant
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cants
DEF = a sudden movement which causes sloping
EX 1 The bus gave a cant and an old lady fell and hurt herself
LEMMA cant
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 nil
DEF = special words used by a particular group of people esp. with the intention of keeping the meaning secret from others not in their group; JARGON
EX 1 thieves' cant
LEMMA cant
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = derog talk meant to deceive people about oneself, esp. about one's religious practices
EX 1 Every word she said was cant: she's not been inside a church for years
LEMMA cantabrigian
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ua
VAR 1 Cantabrigians
DEF = a student or former student of Cambridge University
EX 1
LEMMA cantaloup
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cantaloups
DEF = a type of large round fruit (MELON) with a hard green skin and juicy reddish-yellow flesh; sort of MUSKMELON
EX 1 Have a/some cantaloup! a cantaloup MELON
LEMMA cantaloup
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of large round fruit (MELON) with a hard green skin and juicy reddish-yellow flesh; sort of MUSKMELON
EX 1 Have a/some cantaloup! a cantaloup MELON
LEMMA cantata
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cantatas
DEF = a usu. religious musical work for several single (SOLO) voices and a mixed group of singers (CHORUS). It is shorter than an ORATORIO
EX 1
LEMMA canteen
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 canteens
DEF = a place in a factory, military camp, etc., where people may buy and eat food, meals, drinks, sweets, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA canteen
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 canteens
DEF = a collection consisting of a knife, fork, spoon, cup, and tin plate from which a soldier eats when on the march
EX 1
LEMMA canteen
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 canteens
DEF = BrE a set of knives, forks, and spoons (CUTLERY) usu. for 6 or 12 people
EX 1
LEMMA canteen
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 canteens
DEF = a small usu. leather container in which water or other drink is carried
EX 1
LEMMA canter
POS n
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 canters
DEF = (of a horse) a movement which is fast but slower than a GALLOP
EX 1
LEMMA canter
POS n
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 canters
DEF = a ride on a horse which is moving at this speed
EX 1 I'm going for a canter round the field
LEMMA canticle
POS n
FIELD1 bl
FIELD2 mu
VAR 1 canticles
DEF = a short religious song usu. taken from the Bible
EX 1
LEMMA cantilever
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cantilevers
DEF = an armlike beam standing out from an upright supporting post or wall and used for supporting a shelf, one end of a bridge, etc.
EX 1 A cantilever bridge is built on supports from which cantilevers stand out and join together
LEMMA canto
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cantos
DEF = one of the main divisions of a long poem
EX 1
LEMMA canton
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 cantons
DEF = a small political division of certain countries, esp. of Switzerland
EX 1
LEMMA cantonment
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 cantonments
DEF = a collection of buildings where soldiers live; military camp
EX 1
LEMMA cantor
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 cantors
DEF = the man who leads the people in prayer and who sings the music in a Jewish religious service
EX 1
LEMMA cantor
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 rl
VAR 1 cantors
DEF = the leader of a group of singers (CHOIR) esp. in a church
EX 1
LEMMA canvas
POS n
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = strong rough cloth used for tents, sails, bags, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA canvas
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 canvases
DEF = a piece of this used for an oil painting a completed oil painting
EX 1
LEMMA canvass
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 canvasses
DEF = an act of CANVASsing@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA canyon
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 canyons
DEF = a deep narrow steep-sided valley usu. with a river flowing through
EX 1
LEMMA cap
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caps
DEF = a type of soft flat tight-fitting head-covering worn by men and boys
EX 1
LEMMA cap
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caps
DEF = this given officially as a sign of honour or rank
EX 1 He has 2 caps for playing cricket for England. She wore the white cap of a nurse
LEMMA cap
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caps
DEF = an often white head-covering of no particular shape sometimes worn by women servants and old women
EX 1
LEMMA cap
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 caps
DEF = (sometimes in comb.) a protective covering for the end or top of an object
EX 1 Put the cap back on the bottle. TOE CAP
LEMMA cap
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 caps
DEF = a natural covering
EX 1 This hill has been formed into such a shape because a cap of hard rock at the top has protected the soft rock underneath
LEMMA cap
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 caps
DEF = a small paper container holding enough explosive to cause a very small explosion, usu. used in toy guns
EX 1
LEMMA cap
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caps
DEF = also Dutch cap, diaphragm_ (often in comb.) a small round object fitted inside a woman to allow her to have sex without having children
EX 1
LEMMA capabilities
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 capabilitieses
DEF = undeveloped qualities or abilities which can be developed
EX 1 She has capabilities as a singer; she is worth training
LEMMA capability
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 capabilities
DEF = the quality of being CAPABLE (1)
EX 1 We compared the capabilities of the 2 boys and found the first to be the cleverer. But the second boy still has some capability for improvement
LEMMA capability
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the quality of being CAPABLE (1)
EX 1 We compared the capabilities of the 2 boys and found the first to be the cleverer. But the second boy still has some capability for improvement
LEMMA capability
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 capabilities
DEF = the quality or condition of having the skills and apparatus necessary for fighting the stated type of war
EX 1 NUCLEAR (1) capability
LEMMA capability
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the quality or condition of having the skills and apparatus necessary for fighting the stated type of war
EX 1 NUCLEAR (1) capability
LEMMA capacity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 capacities
DEF = the amount that something can hold or produce
EX 1 The seating capacity of this theatre is 500. This bottle has half the capacity of that. This is a building of very large capacity. This factory has a productive capacity of 200 cars a week
LEMMA capacity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the amount that something can hold or produce
EX 1 The seating capacity of this theatre is 500. This bottle has half the capacity of that. This is a building of very large capacity. This factory has a productive capacity of 200 cars a week
LEMMA capacity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 capacities
DEF = ability; power
EX 1 He has a big capacity for enjoying himself. Her capacity for remembering is very interesting. Has he the capacity to be king? This book is beyond my son's capacity
LEMMA capacity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = ability; power
EX 1 He has a big capacity for enjoying himself. Her capacity for remembering is very interesting. Has he the capacity to be king? This book is beyond my son's capacity
LEMMA capacity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 capacities
DEF = character; position
EX 1 I'm speaking in my capacity as minister of trade
LEMMA capacity
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = tech fitness according to the law
EX 1
LEMMA cap and bells
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the typical dress of a JESTER in former times
EX 1
LEMMA caparison
POS n
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 he
VAR 1 caparisons
DEF = (esp. in former times) an ornamental cloth covering for a horse, or for horse and rider
EX 1
LEMMA cape
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 capes
DEF = (often in names) a piece of land joined to the coast and standing out into the sea
EX 1 We sailed round the cape to shelter from the storm. the Cape of Good Hope
LEMMA cape
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 capes
DEF = a long loose outer garment fastened at the neck and hanging from the shoulders
EX 1 A cape gives good protection in wet weather
LEMMA cape coloured
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 x6
VAR 1 Capes
DEF = (according to South African law) a person of mixed blood
EX 1
LEMMA caper
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 capers
DEF = a small dark-coloured flower-BUD@1 (1) used for giving a special sourish taste to food
EX 1
LEMMA caper
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 capers
DEF = a type of Mediterranean prickly bush on which this grows
EX 1
LEMMA caper
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 capers
DEF = a gay jumping movement
EX 1
LEMMA caper
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 capers
DEF = infml a childish trick; PRANK
EX 1
LEMMA caper
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 capers
DEF = sl an unlawful activity; crime
EX 1 The government will soon stop their caper of not paying taxes
LEMMA capillarity
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 capillarities
DEF = the power of CAPILLARY ATTRACTION
EX 1
LEMMA capillarity
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the power of CAPILLARY ATTRACTION
EX 1
LEMMA capillary
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 capillaries
DEF = a very fine hairlike tube with very narrow width such as the smaller bloodvessels in the body
EX 1
LEMMA capillary attraction
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the force which causes a liquid to rise up a narrow tube
EX 1 Capillary attraction causes water to rise from the roots to the branches of trees
LEMMA capital
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 go
VAR 1 capitals
DEF = a town which serves as the centre of government
EX 1 Paris is one of the world's most beautiful capitals
LEMMA capital
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = wealth, esp. when used to produce more wealth; the machines, buildings and goods used in a business
EX 1 "We must understand the difference between fixed capital (machinery, factories) and circulating capital (half-finished goods)" said the teacher
LEMMA capital
POS n
FIELD1 el
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 capitals
DEF = (a sum of) money used for starting a business
EX 1 This business was started with a capital of L10,000
LEMMA capital
POS n
FIELD1 el
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a sum of) money used for starting a business
EX 1 This business was started with a capital of L10,000
LEMMA capital
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 capitals
DEF = infml (a sum of) money
EX 1 He saved every week and after 20 years had a capital of L10,000
LEMMA capital
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = infml (a sum of) money
EX 1 He saved every week and after 20 years had a capital of L10,000
LEMMA capital
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zy
VAR 1 capitals
DEF = a CAPITAL@1 (3) letter, esp. one at the beginning of a word
EX 1
LEMMA capital
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 capitals
DEF = the top part of a pillar
EX 1
LEMMA capital assets
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 capitals
DEF = everything that has money value in a business, such as machines, buildings, goods, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA capital expenditure
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 capitals
DEF = (an amount of) money spent to improve machinery, buildings, etc., belonging to a business
EX 1 More capital expenditure is necessary if the railways are to compete successfully with the roads
LEMMA capital expenditure
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (an amount of) money spent to improve machinery, buildings, etc., belonging to a business
EX 1 More capital expenditure is necessary if the railways are to compete successfully with the roads
LEMMA capital gains
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 capitals
DEF = profits made by selling possessions
EX 1
LEMMA capitalism
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the type of production and trade based on the private ownership of wealth, the free market, and little industrial activity by the government
EX 1
LEMMA capitalist
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 capitalists
DEF = a person who owns or controls much wealth (CAPITAL@2 (2,3,4)) and esp. who lends it to businesses, banks, etc., at interest
EX 1
LEMMA capitalist
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 capitalists
DEF = rare a person who favours and supports CAPITALISM
EX 1
LEMMA capitalization
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of capitalizing (CAPITALIZE (1,2))
EX 1
LEMMA capitalization
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 capitalizations
DEF = a sum of money resulting from this
EX 1 a capitalization amounting to L5,000
LEMMA capitalization
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 capitalizations
DEF = all the wealth (CAPITAL@2 (2,3)) used in a business
EX 1
LEMMA capitalization
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zy
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the use of CAPITAL letters in writing or printing
EX 1
LEMMA capital levy
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 capitals
DEF = a tax on private or industrial wealth (CAPITAL) paid to the government usu. in addition to income tax
EX 1
LEMMA capital punishment
POS n
FIELD1 sm
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 nil
DEF = punishment by death according to law; the death PENALTY
EX 1
LEMMA capitals
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zy
VAR 1 capitalses
DEF = (the style of) printing or writing in large letters
EX 1 The word DICTIONARY is printed here in capitals
LEMMA capitation
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 capitations
DEF = a tax paid equally by all people
EX 1
LEMMA capitation
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 capitations
DEF = a payment made esp. to a society according to the number of members
EX 1
LEMMA capitol
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 Capitols
DEF = (in the United States) the building in Washington where CONGRESS meets
EX 1
LEMMA capitulation
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 capitulations
DEF = (an example of) the act of yielding usu. on agreed conditions; SURRENDER
EX 1
LEMMA capitulation
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (an example of) the act of yielding usu. on agreed conditions; SURRENDER
EX 1
LEMMA capitulations
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 capitulationses
DEF = an agreement between 2 governments which allows a country's citizens to remain under that country's laws when living in the other country
EX 1
LEMMA capon
POS n
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 capons
DEF = a male chicken with its sex organs removed in order to make it grow big and fat and thus suitable for eating
EX 1
LEMMA capriccio
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 capriccios
DEF = a piece of music that is free in form, quick, and full of movement
EX 1
LEMMA caprice
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caprices
DEF = a sudden often foolish change of mind or behaviour usu. without any real cause; sudden wish to have or do something; WHIM
EX 1
LEMMA caprice
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the natural qualities of mind and character (DISPOSITION) which cause one to have such changes of mind and behaviour
EX 1 His lack of money was the result of caprice in spending on unnecessary things
LEMMA caprice
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caprices
DEF = CAPRICCIO
EX 1
LEMMA capricorn
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 Capricorns
DEF = the ancient sign, a goat, representing the 10th division of the ZODIAC belt of stars the group of stars (CONSTELLATION) formerly in this division
EX 1
LEMMA capricorn
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 Capricorns
DEF = a person born under the influence of this sign
EX 1
LEMMA capsicum
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 capsicums
DEF = tech PEPPER@1 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA capsicum
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 nil
DEF = tech PEPPER@1 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA capstan
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 na
VAR 1 capstans
DEF = a round drumlike machine turned by hand or some other type of power in order to wind up a rope that pulls or raises heavy objects
EX 1
LEMMA capsule
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 capsules
DEF = a measured amount of medicine inside an outer covering, the whole of which is swallowed
EX 1
LEMMA capsule
POS n
FIELD1 ao
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 capsules
DEF = the part of a spaceship in which the pilots live and work and from which the engine is separated when the take-off is completed
EX 1
LEMMA capsule
POS n
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 capsules
DEF = tech the seed container of a plant
EX 1
LEMMA capsule
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 capsules
DEF = med a cover (MEMBRANE or SAC) over part of the body, such as a joint
EX 1
LEMMA captain
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 captains
DEF = the leader of a team or group
EX 1
LEMMA captain
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 captains
DEF = the person in command of a ship or aircraft
EX 1
LEMMA captain
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 captains
DEF = the person in command of a ship or aircraft
EX 1
LEMMA captain
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 captains
DEF = the person in command of a ship or aircraft
EX 1
LEMMA captain
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 captains
DEF = an officer of middle rank in the navy an officer of low rank in the army or US air force
EX 1
LEMMA captain
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 captains
DEF = an officer of middle rank in the navy an officer of low rank in the army or US air force
EX 1
LEMMA captain
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 captains
DEF = an officer of middle rank in the navy an officer of low rank in the army or US air force
EX 1
LEMMA caption
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 captions
DEF = words shown or printed with a picture, drawing, etc., to explain the subject or give further information
EX 1 I didn't understand the drawing until I read the caption
LEMMA caption
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 captions
DEF = a heading, esp. of part of an article or official paper; title
EX 1 I read no further than the caption because the subject of the article seemed uninteresting
LEMMA captive
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 captives
DEF = a person taken prisoner esp. in war
EX 1
LEMMA captive
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 captives
DEF = a person who has been CAPTIVATEd
EX 1 He was Helen's captive, a prisoner of her charms
LEMMA captive audience
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 captives
DEF = a group of people who are not able or not allowed to stop listening or watching
EX 1 People watching television are a captive audience for advertisers
LEMMA captive balloon
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 mi
VAR 1 captives
DEF = a large gas-filled bag (BALLOON) held to the ground by a rope or chain
EX 1
LEMMA captivity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state of being CAPTIVE@1 (1,2)
EX 1 Many animals breed better when they are free than they do when in captivity
LEMMA captor
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 captors
DEF = a person who has CAPTUREd@2 (1) someone or something
EX 1 I soon escaped from my captors
LEMMA capture
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of taking or being taken by force
EX 1
LEMMA capture
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zn
VAR 1 captures
DEF = something that has been taken, caught, or won by force
EX 1 (fig.) She's got the president in love with her now. What a capture!
LEMMA car
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 vh
VAR 1 cars
DEF = also (BrE) motor car, (AmE) automobile, (AmE infml ) auto_ a vehicle with 3 or usu. 4 wheels and driven by a motor, esp. one for carrying people
EX 1
LEMMA car
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 vh
VAR 1 nil
DEF = also (BrE) motor car, (AmE) automobile, (AmE infml ) auto_ a vehicle with 3 or usu. 4 wheels and driven by a motor, esp. one for carrying people
EX 1
LEMMA car
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cars
DEF = (esp. in comb.) esp. AmE a carriage or vehicle for use on railways or CABLEs@1 (1b)
EX 1 This train has a restaurant car/a sleeping car
LEMMA car
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cars
DEF = any small vehicle in which people or goods are carried as part of a LIFT, BALLOON, AIRSHIP, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA carafe
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 bw
VAR 1 carafes
DEF = (the amount contained in) an ornamental bottle used for serving wine or water at meals
EX 1
LEMMA caramel
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = burnt sugar used for giving food a special taste and colour
EX 1
LEMMA caramel
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caramels
DEF = (a piece of) sticky boiled sugar containing this and eaten as a sweet
EX 1
LEMMA caramel
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a piece of) sticky boiled sugar containing this and eaten as a sweet
EX 1
LEMMA carapace
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zo
VAR 1 carapaces
DEF = a protective hard shell on the outside of certain animals, such as CRABs or TORTOISEs
EX 1
LEMMA carat
POS n
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 carats
DEF = a division on the scale of measurement for expressing the amount of gold in golden objects
EX 1 Pure gold is 24 carats. This ring is made of 18-carat gold
LEMMA carat
POS n
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 zw
VAR 1 carats
DEF = a division (equal to 200 MILLIGRAMs) on the scale of measurement for expressing the weight of jewels
EX 1
LEMMA caravan
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caravans
DEF = a group of people with vehicles or animals travelling together for protection through unfriendly esp. desert areas
EX 1
LEMMA caravan
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 vh
VAR 1 caravans
DEF = a covered horse-drawn cart in which people such as gipsies (GIPSY) live or travel
EX 1
LEMMA caravan
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 au
VAR 1 caravans
DEF = (AmE trailer)_BrE a vehicle which can be pulled by car, which contains apparatus for cooking and sleeping, and in which people live or travel usu. for holidays
EX 1
LEMMA caravanning
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the practice of taking holidays in a CARAVAN (3)
EX 1
LEMMA caravanserai
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caravanserais
DEF = (in Asian countries) an inn with a large courtyard where CARAVANs (1) stop for the night
EX 1
LEMMA caraway
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caraways
DEF = a type of sweet-smelling usu. white-flowered plant grown for its very small strong-tasting seeds
EX 1 This nice bread has got caraway seeds in (it)!
LEMMA caraway
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the seeds of this plant used for giving a special taste to bread, cakes, etc.
EX 1 This nice bread tastes of caraway!
LEMMA carbide
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = CALCIUM CARBIDE
EX 1
LEMMA carbine
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 carbines
DEF = a short light RIFLE (=long gun) originally intended for use by soldiers on horseback
EX 1
LEMMA carbohydrate
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 carbohydrates
DEF = any of various types of substance, such as sugar, which consist of oxygen, HYDROGEN, and CARBON, and which provide the body with heat and power (ENERGY)
EX 1
LEMMA carbohydrate
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = any of various types of substance, such as sugar, which consist of oxygen, HYDROGEN, and CARBON, and which provide the body with heat and power (ENERGY)
EX 1
LEMMA carbohydrate
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carbohydrates
DEF = infml any of various types of food, such as cake, bread, and potatoes, which contain these substances and if eaten in quantity make one fat
EX 1
LEMMA carbohydrate
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = infml any of various types of food, such as cake, bread, and potatoes, which contain these substances and if eaten in quantity make one fat
EX 1
LEMMA carbolic acid
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of acid used in cleaning buildings for destroying bacteria and, in industry, for making plastics
EX 1
LEMMA carbon
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a simple substance (ELEMENT) found in a pure form as diamonds, GRAPHITE, etc., or in an impure form as coal, petrol, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA carbon
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 carbons
DEF = a stick of this burnt to produce light in an ARC lamp
EX 1
LEMMA carbon
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carbons
DEF = also carbon paper_ (a sheet of) thin paper with a coat of coloured material on one side used between sheets of writing paper for making one or more copies
EX 1
LEMMA carbon
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = also carbon paper_ (a sheet of) thin paper with a coat of coloured material on one side used between sheets of writing paper for making one or more copies
EX 1
LEMMA carbon
POS n
FIELD1 pd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carbons
DEF = also carbon cop.y /'-- "--/_ a copy made by using this paper; DUPLICATE
EX 1 I want one original and 2 carbons, please. (fig.) John is a carbon copy of his father
LEMMA carbonation
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the putting of CARBON DIOXIDE into a liquid, esp. a drink, to produce small BUBBLEs@2 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA carbon black
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 co
VAR 1 nil
DEF = fine black powder which contains a large amount of CARBON (1), which is formed by partly burning oil, wood, etc., and which is used in drawing as a colouring and in industry in the production of rubber
EX 1
LEMMA carbon dating
POS n
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 ac
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a method of scientifically calculating the age of an old object by measuring the amount of CARBON (1) in it
EX 1
LEMMA carbon dioxide
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the gas produced when animals breathe out or when CARBON (1) is burned in air
EX 1
LEMMA carbonic acid
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of weak acid produced when CARBON DIOXIDE is mixed with water
EX 1
LEMMA carboniferous
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 Carboniferouses
DEF = (of or belonging to) the GEOLOGICAL period when much coal was formed
EX 1
LEMMA carboniferous
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 Carboniferouses
DEF = (of or belonging to) the GEOLOGICAL period when much coal was formed
EX 1
LEMMA carboniferous
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 Carboniferouses
DEF = (of or belonging to) the GEOLOGICAL period when much coal was formed
EX 1
LEMMA carbon monoxide
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a poisonous gas produced when CARBON (1) (esp. petrol) burns in a small amount of air
EX 1
LEMMA carbon paper
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carbons
DEF = CARBON (3)
EX 1
LEMMA carbon paper
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = CARBON (3)
EX 1
LEMMA carborundum
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 si
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a hard solid substance (made from CARBON (1) and SILICON) and used esp. for polishing and sharpening objects
EX 1
LEMMA carboy
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 carboys
DEF = a large often green glass, metal, or plastic round bottle often protected by a special covering, used for holding usu. dangerous chemical liquids
EX 1
LEMMA carbuncle
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 carbuncles
DEF = a large painful swelling under the skin
EX 1
LEMMA carbuncle
POS n
FIELD1 jw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carbuncles
DEF = any of various types of red jewels, esp. a GARNET
EX 1
LEMMA carburettor
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carburettors
DEF = an apparatus, esp. used in car engines, for mixing the necessary amounts of air and petrol to produce the explosive gas which burns in the engine to provide power
EX 1
LEMMA carcass
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 carcasses
DEF = the body of a dead animal, esp. one which is ready to be cut up as meat
EX 1
LEMMA carcass
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carcasses
DEF = derog sl the body of a dead or living person
EX 1 Move your carcass: I want to sit down!
LEMMA carcass
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carcasses
DEF = derog infml the decaying remains of something
EX 1 the carcass of an old car
LEMMA carcass
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 na
VAR 1 carcasses
DEF = the framework of an old or unfinished ship
EX 1
LEMMA carcinogen
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 carcinogens
DEF = a substance which tends to produce a CANCER (2) in the body
EX 1
LEMMA card
POS n
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 cards
DEF = a comblike instrument used for combing, cleaning, and preparing wool, cotton, etc., for spinning
EX 1
LEMMA card
POS n
FIELD1 cd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cards
DEF = also ( fml) playing card_ one of a set (PACK) of 52 small sheets of stiffened paper marked to show number and class (SUIT) and used for various games and for telling the future
EX 1
LEMMA card
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cards
DEF = (often in comb.) a small sheet of stiffened paper usu. with information printed on it and having various uses not fml VISITING CARD
EX 1 He didn't leave a message, but here's his card
LEMMA card
POS n
FIELD1 st
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 cards
DEF = a piece of stiffened paper usu. with a picture on the front and a message inside sent to a person by post on special occasions, such as on a birthday, at Christmas, etc. POSTCARD
EX 1
LEMMA card
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cards
DEF = infml an odd or amusing person; WAG
EX 1 John's a real card; he always makes me laugh
LEMMA card
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cards
DEF = a list of events, esp. at a sports meeting
EX 1
LEMMA card
POS n
FIELD1 cd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cards
DEF = of or for CARDS (1, 2)
EX 1 a card-table card-players
LEMMA cardamom
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 cardamoms
DEF = (one of) the seeds of a type of East Indian fruit used in medicine and for giving a special taste to food
EX 1
LEMMA cardamom
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (one of) the seeds of a type of East Indian fruit used in medicine and for giving a special taste to food
EX 1
LEMMA cardamom
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 3.
VAR 1 cardamoms
DEF = the fruit which contains these seeds
EX 1
LEMMA cardboard
POS n
FIELD1 pp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a thick stiff paperlike usu. brownish or greyish material used for making boxes, the backs of books, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA cardigan
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cardigans
DEF = a KNITted (=made of wool twisted together with special stitches) woollen men's or women's short coat with SLEEVEs (1) but usu. without collar and usu. fastened at the front with buttons or a belt
EX 1
LEMMA cardinal
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cardinals
DEF = (having) a deep rich red colour
EX 1
LEMMA cardinal
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (having) a deep rich red colour
EX 1
LEMMA cardinal
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 cardinals
DEF = a priest with one of the highest ranks of the ROMAN CATHOLIC church, who is a member of the group (Sacred College) which elects the head of the church (the POPE)
EX 1
LEMMA cardinal
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 cardinals
DEF = a priest with one of the highest ranks of the ROMAN CATHOLIC church, who is a member of the group (Sacred College) which elects the head of the church (the POPE)
EX 1
LEMMA cardinal
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 cardinals
DEF = a priest with one of the highest ranks of the ROMAN CATHOLIC church, who is a member of the group (Sacred College) which elects the head of the church (the POPE)
EX 1
LEMMA cardinal
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 q1
VAR 1 cardinals
DEF = any of various types of North American birds (FINCHes) of which the male is bright red in colour
EX 1
LEMMA cardinal
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 nb
VAR 1 cardinals
DEF = CARDINAL NUMBER
EX 1
LEMMA cardinal number
POS n
FIELD1 nb
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cardinals
DEF = one of the numbers 1, 2, 3, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA cardinal point
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 cc
VAR 1 cardinals
DEF = POINT@1 (9)
EX 1
LEMMA card index
POS n
FIELD1 is
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cards
DEF = (a case containing) a number of cards each carrying a particular piece of information and arranged in a special order
EX 1
LEMMA card index
POS n
FIELD1 is
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cards
DEF = the information kept in this form
EX 1
LEMMA cardpunch
POS n
FIELD1 dp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cardpunches
DEF = a machine that puts information onto cards in such a way that calculating machines with memories (COMPUTERs) can read and understand it
EX 1
LEMMA cards
POS n
FIELD1 cd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cardses
DEF = also ( fml) playing cards_ a set (PACK) of 52 CARDs@3 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA cards
POS n
FIELD1 cd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cardses
DEF = games played with such a set; card playing
EX 1 Let's play cards tonight
LEMMA cards
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cardses
DEF = (BrE) on/(AmE) in the cards infml probable
EX 1 They say war's on the cards
LEMMA cardsharp
POS n
FIELD1 cd
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 cardsharps
DEF = a person who plays cards deceitfully and dishonestly, esp. to make money
EX 1
LEMMA card vote
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cards
DEF = a vote taken at a meeting of representatives of various organizations for which each organization's representative has the same number of votes as his organization's total membership
EX 1
LEMMA care
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = worry; anxiety; sorrow; grief; suffering of the mind
EX 1 free from care
LEMMA care
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cares
DEF = an anxiety; worry; cause of sorrow, grief, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA care
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = charge; keeping; protection; responsibility
EX 1 under the doctor's care People who are seriously ill are kept in a hospital's INTENSIVE care UNIT
LEMMA care
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = serious attention; effort
EX 1 You must do your work with more care if you want to be successful
LEMMA care
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = carefulness in avoiding harm, damage, etc.
EX 1 Glass; handle with care! Cross the road with care
LEMMA care
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cares
DEF = a person or thing for which one is responsible; object of one's special attention
EX 1
LEMMA career
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 careers
DEF = a job or profession for which one is trained and which one intends to follow for the whole of one's life
EX 1
LEMMA career
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 careers
DEF = (a part of) the general course of a person's working life
EX 1 Churchill's career proves he was a great man
LEMMA career
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 careers
DEF = fast violent speed
EX 1 The horse went down the hill at full career, crashed into a wall, and killed itself
LEMMA career
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = fast violent speed
EX 1 The horse went down the hill at full career, crashed into a wall, and killed itself
LEMMA career girl
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 careers
DEF = a woman who puts advancement in her profession before all other things, such as getting married or having children
EX 1
LEMMA careerist
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 careerists
DEF = a person who puts advancement in his profession before all other things, such as friends, family, etc., and who may be willing to act unfairly to gain advancement
EX 1
LEMMA caress
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 caresses
DEF = a light tender touch or kiss showing one's love for someone
EX 1
LEMMA caret
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zy
VAR 1 carets
DEF = the mark \ used in writing and printing to show where something is to be added
EX 1
LEMMA caretaker
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 hh
VAR 1 caretakers
DEF = also (esp. AmE and ScotE) janitor_ a person employed to look after a school or other usu. large public building and to be responsible for small repairs, cleaning, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA caretaker
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 caretakers
DEF = a person who looks after a house or land when the owner is absent
EX 1
LEMMA caretaker government
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caretakers
DEF = a government which holds office for the usu. short period between the end of one government and the appointment of a new government
EX 1
LEMMA careworn
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 careworns
DEF = showing the effect of grief, worry, or anxiety
EX 1 the careworn face of the mother of a large poor family
LEMMA cargo
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cargos
DEF = (one load of) the goods (FREIGHT) carried by a ship, plane, or vehicle
EX 1 We sailed from Newcastle with a cargo of coal
LEMMA cargo
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (one load of) the goods (FREIGHT) carried by a ship, plane, or vehicle
EX 1 We sailed from Newcastle with a cargo of coal
LEMMA caribou
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caribous
DEF = a type of North American REINDEER
EX 1
LEMMA caricature
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 lt
VAR 1 caricatures
DEF = a representation of a person in literature or art made so that parts of his character appear more noticeable, odd, or amusing than they really are
EX 1 Newspapers often contain caricatures of well-known politicians. (fig.) a caricature of a government that can do nothing right
LEMMA caricature
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 th
VAR 1 caricatures
DEF = an amusing representation by one person of another's voice, manners, character
EX 1 After dinner Ted amused the company with caricatures of his friends
LEMMA caricature
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 th
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the art of doing this
EX 1 John's more skilled at caricature than he is at acting
LEMMA caries
POS n
FIELD1 de
FIELD2 md
VAR 1 nil
DEF = decay of the bones and esp. teeth
EX 1
LEMMA carillon
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 carillons
DEF = (tune played on) a set of bells (often in a tower) sounded by hammers controlled from a row of keys (as on a piano KEYBOARD @1 (1))
EX 1
LEMMA carmelite
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zo
VAR 1 Carmelites
DEF = a man or woman who is a member of the ROMAN CATHOLIC religious society (ORDER) of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
EX 1
LEMMA carmine
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (having) a deep purplish red colour
EX 1
LEMMA carnage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the killing and wounding of many animals or esp. people
EX 1 The battlefield was a scene of carnage
LEMMA carnation
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carnations
DEF = a type of small garden plant with sweet-smelling white, pink, or red flowers
EX 1
LEMMA carnation
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carnations
DEF = a flower from this plant
EX 1
LEMMA carnation
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (having) a bright pink colour
EX 1
LEMMA carnelian
POS n
FIELD1 jw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carnelians
DEF = CORNELIAN
EX 1
LEMMA carnival
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = public rejoicing with feasting, dancing, drinking, and often processions and shows
EX 1 carnival time in Rio de Janeiro
LEMMA carnival
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 carnivals
DEF = a period when this takes place esp. in ROMAN CATHOLIC countries in the weeks before LENT a period of such activities, esp. at a particular time of year
EX 1 the winter carnival
LEMMA carnivore
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 carnivores
DEF = a flesh-eating animal
EX 1 Lions are carnivores; rabbits are not
LEMMA carnivore
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 carnivores
DEF = rare an insect-eating plant
EX 1
LEMMA carob
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carobs
DEF = a type of Mediterranean tree with red flowers and beanlike fruit
EX 1
LEMMA carob
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carobs
DEF = the fruit of this tree
EX 1
LEMMA carol
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 mu
VAR 1 carols
DEF = a religious song of joy and praise esp. sung at Christmas
EX 1
LEMMA carol
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carols
DEF = lit or poet a joyful song (as of birds)
EX 1
LEMMA carousal
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 bv
VAR 1 carousals
DEF = drinking and merry-making
EX 1
LEMMA carousal
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 bv
VAR 1 nil
DEF = drinking and merry-making
EX 1
LEMMA carouse
POS n
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 en
VAR 1 carouses
DEF = an act of carousing (CAROUSE)
EX 1
LEMMA carousel
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 zf
VAR 1 carousels
DEF = AmE ROUNDABOUT (1)
EX 1
LEMMA carousel
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ae
VAR 1 carousels
DEF = esp. AmE a circular moving belt on which bags, cases, etc., from a plane are placed for collection by passengers
EX 1
LEMMA carp
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carps
DEF = a type of large FRESHWATER fish that lives in lakes, pools, and slow-moving rivers and is believed to live a long time
EX 1
LEMMA carp
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carps
DEF = a type of large FRESHWATER fish that lives in lakes, pools, and slow-moving rivers and is believed to live a long time
EX 1
LEMMA carp
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 am
VAR 1 carps
DEF = this fish cooked and eaten as food
EX 1
LEMMA carp
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 am
VAR 1 nil
DEF = this fish cooked and eaten as food
EX 1
LEMMA carp
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 am
VAR 1 carps
DEF = this fish cooked and eaten as food
EX 1
LEMMA car park
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cars
DEF = AmE parking lot_ an open place where cars and other vehicles may be parked, sometimes for a small payment
EX 1
LEMMA car park
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cars
DEF = an enclosed place used for this purpose
EX 1 My car is on the 3rd floor of a MULTISTOREY (=with many floors) car park
LEMMA carpenter
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 zw
VAR 1 carpenters
DEF = a person who is skilled at making and repairing wooden objects
EX 1
LEMMA carpentry
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 zw
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the art or work of a CARPENTER
EX 1
LEMMA carpet
POS n
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 hh
VAR 1 nil
DEF = heavy woven often woollen material for covering floors or stairs
EX 1
LEMMA carpet
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 te
VAR 1 carpets
DEF = a shaped piece of this material, usu. fitted to the size of a particular room
EX 1
LEMMA carpet
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carpets
DEF = anything which covers the ground like this
EX 1 a carpet of flowers
LEMMA carpetbag
POS n
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carpetbags
DEF = a bag made from CARPET@1 (1) and used, esp. in former times, by travellers
EX 1
LEMMA carpetbagger
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 hi
VAR 1 carpetbaggers
DEF = a person from one area who tries to take an active part in the political life of another area, esp., in the United States, a Northerner politically active in the South in the 1860's and '70's
EX 1
LEMMA carpeting
POS n
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = heavy woven often woollen material used for making CARPETs@1 (1,2)
EX 1
LEMMA carpet slipper
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 carpets
DEF = SLIPPER
EX 1
LEMMA carpet sweeper
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 carpets
DEF = a hand machine for sweeping CARPETs@1 (1,2)
EX 1
LEMMA car pool
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 tn
VAR 1 cars
DEF = an agreement made by a number of car owners to take turns driving each other to work, school, church, etc.
EX 1 By being in a car pool I save L2 a week on petrol money
LEMMA carport
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 au
VAR 1 carports
DEF = a shelter, having only a roof and one or 2 sides, often built against a side of a house, and in which a car is kept
EX 1
LEMMA carpus
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 carpuses
DEF = the wrist or the 8 bones which make up the wrist
EX 1
LEMMA carriage
POS n
FIELD1 vh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carriages
DEF = a wheeled vehicle, esp. a private horse-drawn vehicle
EX 1
LEMMA carriage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carriages
DEF = (AmE car)_ BrE a railway passenger vehicle
EX 1 I'll be sitting in the 3rd carriage from the front of the train
LEMMA carriage
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (the cost of) the act of moving goods from one place to another
EX 1
LEMMA carriage
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 carriages
DEF = a wheeled support for moving a heavy object, esp. a gun
EX 1
LEMMA carriage
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 carriages
DEF = a movable part of a machine
EX 1 This printing machine has a carriage which holds and moves the paper
LEMMA carriage
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carriages
DEF = the manner of holding one's head, limbs, and body when standing or walking; DEPORTMENT
EX 1
LEMMA carriage
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the manner of holding one's head, limbs, and body when standing or walking; DEPORTMENT
EX 1
LEMMA carriageway
POS n
FIELD1 vh
FIELD2 tn
VAR 1 carriageways
DEF = the part of a road's surface on which vehicles travel
EX 1
LEMMA carrier
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 carriers
DEF = a person or business that carries goods or passengers from one place to another for payment
EX 1
LEMMA carrier
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 carriers
DEF = med a person or thing that carries and passes diseases to others without himself or itself suffering from the disease
EX 1
LEMMA carrier
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carriers
DEF = a military vehicle or ship which carries soldiers, planes, weapons, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA carrier
POS n
FIELD1 vh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carriers
DEF = a usu. metal framework fixed to a vehicle to hold bags, goods, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA carrier
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carriers
DEF = a person employed to carry messages; messenger
EX 1 He worked as a carrier between banks in the city
LEMMA carrier bag
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 pp
VAR 1 carriers
DEF = a cheap strong paper or plastic bag for carrying goods away from a shop
EX 1
LEMMA carrier pigeon
POS n
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 am
VAR 1 carriers
DEF = a PIGEON (a type of bird) that has been trained to carry small messages from one place to another
EX 1
LEMMA carrion
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = dead and decaying flesh
EX 1
LEMMA carrion crow
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 u.
VAR 1 carrions
DEF = a type of largish black European bird (CROW) that eats dead flesh and small animals
EX 1
LEMMA carrot
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carrots
DEF = a type of plant with a fairly long orange-red pointed root and grown as a vegetable
EX 1
LEMMA carrot
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 carrots
DEF = the root of this plant eaten as food
EX 1 Have another carrot. Would you like some more carrot?
LEMMA carrot
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the root of this plant eaten as food
EX 1 Have another carrot. Would you like some more carrot?
LEMMA carrot
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carrots
DEF = infml a promised reward or advantage for doing something
EX 1 Which shall it be: the carrot (reward) or the stick (punishment)?
LEMMA carry
POS n
FIELD1 fa
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carries
DEF = the distance an object such as a bullet will travel after being fired or thrown; RANGE of a gun
EX 1 This gun has plenty of carry. a carry of 500 yards
LEMMA carry
POS n
FIELD1 fa
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the distance an object such as a bullet will travel after being fired or thrown; RANGE of a gun
EX 1 This gun has plenty of carry. a carry of 500 yards
LEMMA carry
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 carries
DEF = one of the methods of holding a RIFLE (=long gun) while marching
EX 1
LEMMA carry
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 na
VAR 1 carries
DEF = the act of carrying a boat across land between 2 rivers or lakes; PORTAGE
EX 1
LEMMA carry
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 na
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of carrying a boat across land between 2 rivers or lakes; PORTAGE
EX 1
LEMMA carry
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 na
VAR 1 carries
DEF = a place where this is done
EX 1
LEMMA carryall
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carryalls
DEF = a large, usu. soft, bag or case
EX 1
LEMMA carrycot
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carrycots
DEF = a small boxlike container, usu. having 2 handles and easily carried, in which a baby can sleep
EX 1
LEMMA carryings-on
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carryings-ons
DEF = foolish excited usu. noisy behaviour
EX 1 There were carryings-on in the camp when the lights had been put out
LEMMA carry-on
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carry-ons
DEF = infml a piece of silly usu. annoying behaviour
EX 1
LEMMA carry-on
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ae
VAR 1 carry-ons
DEF = a small bag which can be carried on board a plane and which holds what one needs for the journey
EX 1
LEMMA carryout
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 carryouts
DEF = TAKEAWAY
EX 1
LEMMA carryout
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 carryouts
DEF = TAKEAWAY
EX 1
LEMMA carry-over
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 carry-overs
DEF = the total of one page of an account carried forward to the top of the next page
EX 1
LEMMA carry-over
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 carry-overs
DEF = (a piece of) business left until a later date or left from an earlier date
EX 1
LEMMA carry-over
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a piece of) business left until a later date or left from an earlier date
EX 1
LEMMA carry-over
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carry-overs
DEF = an influence on something by something else, often by something finished
EX 1 There's quite a carry-over from my work on dictionaries to the poetry I write
LEMMA cart
POS n
FIELD1 vh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carts
DEF = a usu. 2-wheeled wooden vehicle drawn by an animal, esp. a horse, and used for farming or for carrying goods
EX 1
LEMMA cart
POS n
FIELD1 vh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carts
DEF = any of various types of small light wooden vehicle with 2 or 4 wheels and moved by hand
EX 1
LEMMA cartage
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 cartages
DEF = the cost of having goods carried from one place to another in a cart
EX 1
LEMMA cartage
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the cost of having goods carried from one place to another in a cart
EX 1
LEMMA carte blanche
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 nil
DEF = full freedom, esp. in politics and in spending money
EX 1 The king gave his minister carte blanche in foreign affairs
LEMMA carte blanche
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 nil
DEF = full freedom, esp. in politics and in spending money
EX 1 The king gave his minister carte blanche in foreign affairs
LEMMA cartel
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 cartels
DEF = a combination of independent companies in order to limit competition and increase profits
EX 1
LEMMA cartel
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cartels
DEF = a combination of political groups for common action
EX 1
LEMMA carter
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 tn
VAR 1 carters
DEF = a person whose job is driving carts
EX 1
LEMMA carthorse
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 carthorses
DEF = a heavy powerful horse, esp. used for heavy work and pulling carts
EX 1
LEMMA cartilage
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 cartilages
DEF = (a piece of) strong elastic substance found instead of bone in young animals and, esp. round the joints, in older animals
EX 1 Cartilage protects the joints. There is a cartilage in the nose
LEMMA cartilage
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a piece of) strong elastic substance found instead of bone in young animals and, esp. round the joints, in older animals
EX 1 Cartilage protects the joints. There is a cartilage in the nose
LEMMA cartographer
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 go
VAR 1 cartographers
DEF = a person who makes maps; map-maker
EX 1
LEMMA cartography
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 go
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the science or art of making maps
EX 1
LEMMA carton
POS n
FIELD1 pp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cartons
DEF = a box made from stiff paper (CARDBOARD) used for holding goods
EX 1
LEMMA cartoon
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zj
VAR 1 cartoons
DEF = a humorous drawing, often dealing in an amusing (SATIRICAL) way with something of interest in the news
EX 1
LEMMA cartoon
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cartoons
DEF = a drawing used as a model for a painting or other work of art
EX 1
LEMMA cartoon
POS n
FIELD1 mp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cartoons
DEF = also (fml) animated cartoon_ a cinema film made by photographing a set of drawings
EX 1
LEMMA cartridge
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 cartridges
DEF = a usu. metal or paper tube containing explosive and a bullet for use in a gun, or enough explosive to set off an explosion (BLAST)
EX 1
LEMMA cartridge
POS n
FIELD1 re
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cartridges
DEF = (in a record player) a small case containing the needle (STYLUS) that changes needle movement into electrical power
EX 1
LEMMA cartridge
POS n
FIELD1 re
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cartridges
DEF = a container holding, usu. recorded MAGNETIC TAPE used esp. with a TAPE RECORDER
EX 1
LEMMA cartridge belt
POS n
FIELD1 kl
FIELD2 cl
VAR 1 cartridges
DEF = a band of leather or strong cloth worn round the waist or over the shoulder to carry a number of CARTRIDGEs (1)
EX 1
LEMMA cartridge paper
POS n
FIELD1 pp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of strong thick whitish paper used for making CARTRIDGEs (1) a type of strong thick whitish paper used for drawing on in pencil and ink
EX 1
LEMMA cart track
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 eg
VAR 1 carts
DEF = a narrow road with a rough surface
EX 1
LEMMA cartwheel
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 gy
VAR 1 cartwheels
DEF = a circular movement in which a person stretches his arms above himself then moves sideways off his feet, onto one hand, then onto the other hand (so that his feet are above and his head below), and then back onto his feet
EX 1 Jean learned how to turn cartwheels at school
LEMMA carver
POS n
FIELD1 sk
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carvers
DEF = a person who CARVEs (1,2,3,4)
EX 1
LEMMA carver
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carvers
DEF = CARVING KNIFE
EX 1
LEMMA carving
POS n
FIELD1 sk
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carvings
DEF = something shaped or made by carving (CARVE (1))
EX 1
LEMMA carving
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 sk
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the work, art, or skill of a person who CARVEs
EX 1
LEMMA carving fork
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 carvings
DEF = a large fork used to hold meat in place for cutting with a CARVING KNIFE
EX 1
LEMMA carving knife
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 carvings
DEF = a long sharp knife used for cutting large pieces of meat into smaller pieces
EX 1
LEMMA caryatid
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caryatids
DEF = a pillar shaped like a clothed female figure
EX 1
LEMMA cascade
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cascades
DEF = a steep high usu. small waterfall, esp. one part of a bigger waterfall
EX 1
LEMMA cascade
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cascades
DEF = anything that seems to pour or flow downward
EX 1 Climbing plants with their bright flowers hung in cascades over the garden wall. Her hair fell over her shoulders in a cascade of curls
LEMMA cascara
POS n
FIELD1 rx
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of not very strong LAXATIVE
EX 1
LEMMA case
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cases
DEF = an example
EX 1 It was a case of stupidity, not dishonesty
LEMMA case
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cases
DEF = a particular occasion or state of affairs
EX 1 Pauline and Mary haven't finished their work; in the first case because she (=Pauline) couldn't do it, in the second case (=Mary) because of laziness. Pauline's stupid, but it's different in the case of Mary; she's just lazy
LEMMA case
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cases
DEF = (of diseases) a single example a person suffering from an illness
EX 1
LEMMA case
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cases
DEF = a combination or set of events needing police or other inquiry or action a person being dealt with by the police, a SOCIAL WORKer, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA case
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cases
DEF = a question to be decided in a court of law
EX 1 My case against Mr. Smith is to be heard (=judged) today
LEMMA case
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cases
DEF = the facts and arguments supporting one side in a disagreement or in a question brought before a court of law
EX 1 The police have a clear case against the prisoner
LEMMA case
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cases
DEF = derog sl a silly person; fool
EX 1 He's a real case
LEMMA case
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cases
DEF = (in grammar) (changes in) the form of a word (esp. of a noun, adjective, or PRONOUN) showing its relationship with other words in a sentence
EX 1 "Me" is the object case of "I". "Mine" is the POSSESSIVE case of "I". Case is an important part of the grammar of many languages. case endings
LEMMA case
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (in grammar) (changes in) the form of a word (esp. of a noun, adjective, or PRONOUN) showing its relationship with other words in a sentence
EX 1 "Me" is the object case of "I". "Mine" is the POSSESSIVE case of "I". Case is an important part of the grammar of many languages. case endings
LEMMA case
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cases
DEF = a large box in which goods can be stored or moved
EX 1
LEMMA case
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cases
DEF = also caseful_ the amount such a box holds
EX 1
LEMMA case
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cases
DEF = a box or container for holding and protecting something
EX 1
LEMMA case
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 bd
VAR 1 cases
DEF = the frame of a door or window
EX 1
LEMMA case
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cases
DEF = SUITCASE
EX 1
LEMMA casebook
POS n
FIELD1 is
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 casebooks
DEF = a written record kept by doctors, police, SOCIAL WORKers, etc., of the cases they have dealt with
EX 1
LEMMA case ending
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cases
DEF = the change in the end of a word which shows CASE@1 (8)
EX 1 " 's" is the POSSESSIVE case ending of most English nouns in the singular
LEMMA case history
POS n
FIELD1 is
FIELD2 md
VAR 1 cases
DEF = a record of the past history of someone suffering from an illness, social difficulties, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA casein
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a whitish body-building food substance (PROTEIN) found in milk and cheese
EX 1
LEMMA case law
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = that part of the law which is based on former judgments, usu. used when there is doubt over the exact meaning of a law passed by parliament
EX 1
LEMMA casement window
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 fu
VAR 1 casements
DEF = a window that opens like a door
EX 1
LEMMA case study
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 so
VAR 1 cases
DEF = the study of a person or group of people in order to learn about their social development and relationship with other people in society
EX 1
LEMMA casework
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 nil
DEF = SOCIAL WORK concerned with direct consideration of the difficulties of a particular person, family, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA cash
POS n
FIELD1 nu
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = money in coins and notes, rather than cheques
EX 1 I've no cash on me, can I pay you tomorrow?
LEMMA cash
POS n
FIELD1 nu
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = infml money in any form
EX 1
LEMMA cash and carry
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 cashes
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 n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 cashes
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 crop
POS n
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cashes
DEF = a crop produced for sale rather than for use by the grower
EX 1
LEMMA cash desk
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 cashes
DEF = (in a shop) the desk where payments are made
EX 1
LEMMA cashew
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 q6
VAR 1 cashews
DEF = also cashew tree /"-- -/_ a type of tropical American tree
EX 1
LEMMA cashew
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 cashews
DEF = the small curved nut of this tree
EX 1
LEMMA cash flow
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 cashes
DEF = the flow of money payments to, from, or within a firm or business
EX 1 Cash-flow difficulties in our company make it impossible to raise wages at the moment. a cash flow of L50,000 per month
LEMMA cash flow
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the flow of money payments to, from, or within a firm or business
EX 1 Cash-flow difficulties in our company make it impossible to raise wages at the moment. a cash flow of L50,000 per month
LEMMA cashier
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 cashiers
DEF = a person in charge of money receipts and payments in a bank, hotel, shop, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA cashmere
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 te
VAR 1 nil
DEF = fine soft wool made from the hair of a type of goat which lives in Kashmir
EX 1
LEMMA cash register
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 cashes
DEF = a business machine, esp. used in shops for calculating and recording the amount of each sale and the money received, and sometimes for giving change
EX 1
LEMMA casing
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 casings
DEF = a protective covering, esp. the outer rubber covering of a car tyre
EX 1 This wire has a rubber casing
LEMMA casing
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 casings
DEF = the frame of a door or window
EX 1
LEMMA casino
POS n
FIELD1 gb
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 casinos
DEF = a building used for social activities, esp. playing games for money
EX 1
LEMMA cask
POS n
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 casks
DEF = a barrel-shaped container for holding and storing liquids
EX 1
LEMMA cask
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 casks
DEF = the amount contained in this
EX 1
LEMMA casket
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 caskets
DEF = a small usu. ornamental box for holding jewels, letters, and other small valuable things
EX 1
LEMMA casket
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 caskets
DEF = euph, esp. AmE COFFIN
EX 1
LEMMA casque
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 cl
VAR 1 casques
DEF = (in former times) a protective metal covering worn by soldiers over their heads; HELMET
EX 1
LEMMA cassava
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 3.
VAR 1 cassavas
DEF = a type of tropical plant with thick fleshy roots
EX 1
LEMMA cassava
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 nil
DEF = flour made from the roots of this plant, used in preparing several foods (including TAPIOCA)
EX 1
LEMMA casserole
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 casseroles
DEF = a deep usu. covered dish in which food, esp. meat may be cooked and served
EX 1
LEMMA casserole
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 casseroles
DEF = the food cooked in this
EX 1 Would you like some more casserole?
LEMMA casserole
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the food cooked in this
EX 1 Would you like some more casserole?
LEMMA cassette
POS n
FIELD1 pg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cassettes
DEF = a container for photographic film which can be fitted into a camera
EX 1
LEMMA cassette
POS n
FIELD1 re
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cassettes
DEF = a container, usu. holding MAGNETIC TAPE, which can be fitted into a TAPE RECORDER
EX 1
LEMMA cassock
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 cl
VAR 1 cassocks
DEF = a heavy ankle-length usu. black, red, or purple garment worn by some priests and by people helping at religious services
EX 1
LEMMA cassowary
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cassowaries
DEF = any of various types of large Australian or New Guinean birds which are unable to fly and which are like but smaller than the OSTRICH
EX 1
LEMMA cast
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 casts
DEF = an act of throwing
EX 1 The fisherman's cast reached right to the middle of the lake
LEMMA cast
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 casts
DEF = the actors in a play, moving picture, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA cast
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 casts
DEF = a hard stiff protective covering of cloth and cement, for holding a broken bone in place while it gets better
EX 1
LEMMA cast
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 mt
VAR 1 casts
DEF = an object CAST@1 (7) in a specially shaped container (MOULD)
EX 1
LEMMA cast
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 casts
DEF = general shape or quality
EX 1 the noble cast of his head an inquiring cast of mind
LEMMA cast
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 casts
DEF = a slight addition (of one colour) mixed with or spread over another
EX 1 green with a faint yellowish cast
LEMMA cast
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zo
VAR 1 casts
DEF = becoming rare a slight SQUINT@2 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA cast
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 casts
DEF = a small pile of earth thrown out of the ground by worms when they make a hole
EX 1
LEMMA castanets
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 castanetses
DEF = a musical instrument made from 2 shells of hard wood, plastic, etc., fastened to the thumb by a string and played by being knocked together by the other fingers
EX 1
LEMMA castaway
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 castaways
DEF = a person saved from death in a shipwreck by reaching the shore of a strange country or lonely island
EX 1
LEMMA castaway
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 castaways
DEF = a person made to leave a ship by force and left on a piece of land
EX 1
LEMMA caste
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = division of society based on class differences of wealth, rank, rights, profession, or job
EX 1
LEMMA caste
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 xh
VAR 1 castes
DEF = any of the groups resulting from this division, in which a person usu. finds himself at birth, esp. one of the social classes of Hinduism
EX 1 He belonged to the lowest caste and so he could not marry the princess. The caste system is still very strong in India today
LEMMA caste
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = social position; PRESTIGE
EX 1
LEMMA caster
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 fu
VAR 1 casters
DEF = a small metal or plastic wheel fixed to the base of a piece of furniture so that it can be easily moved
EX 1
LEMMA caster
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 casters
DEF = a small glass and metal or plastic container with small holes in the top so that sugar, salt, etc., may be evenly spread over foods
EX 1
LEMMA caster sugar
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = very fine white sugar
EX 1
LEMMA casting
POS n
FIELD1 mt
FIELD2 zf
VAR 1 castings
DEF = a usu. metal or plastic object shaped by having been CAST@1 (7)
EX 1
LEMMA casting
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 mp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of choosing actors for a play or film
EX 1
LEMMA casting
POS n
FIELD1 hf
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (in fishing) the act of throwing the hook, fastened to the line, into the water at a place where one thinks there are fish
EX 1
LEMMA casting vote
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 castings
DEF = a deciding vote (usu. by a chairman) used when there is a TIE (=when both sides have an equal number of votes)
EX 1
LEMMA cast iron
POS n
FIELD1 mt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a hard but easily breakable type of iron, made by pouring hot liquid iron mixed with CARBON (1) and SILICON into a cold shaped container (MOULD)
EX 1
LEMMA castle
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 castles
DEF = a large strongly-built building or set of buildings made in former times to be defended against attack
EX 1
LEMMA castle
POS n
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 castles
DEF = also rook_ (in the game of CHESS) one of the powerful pieces placed on the corner squares of the board at the beginning of each game
EX 1
LEMMA castor
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 fu
VAR 1 castors
DEF = CASTER
EX 1
LEMMA castor oil
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a thick fatty yellowish medicinal oil made from the poisonous seeds of the castor-oil plant and used esp. as a LAXATIVE
EX 1
LEMMA castor sugar
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = CASTER SUGAR
EX 1
LEMMA casual
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 casuals
DEF = a person employed for a short period of time
EX 1 John's a casual, he can't find a proper job anywhere
LEMMA casualty
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 casualties
DEF = a person hurt in an accident
EX 1 There were 10 serious casualties in the train crash
LEMMA casualty
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 casualties
DEF = a person or thing defeated or destroyed
EX 1
LEMMA casualty
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 casualties
DEF = a military person lost through death, wounds or illness
EX 1
LEMMA casualty
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 casualties
DEF = also casualty ward, department_ a place in a hospital where people hurt in accidents are taken for treatment
EX 1 They rushed her to casualty but she was dead on arrival
LEMMA casuist
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ph
VAR 1 casuists
DEF = a person skilled in CASUISTRY
EX 1
LEMMA casuistry
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ph
VAR 1 nil
DEF = false but clever use of principles, esp. when dealing with cases of conscience, law, or right and wrong behaviour
EX 1 Your casuistry can't make me believe that our defeat was really a victory
LEMMA casus belli
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 casuses
DEF = an event or political action which directly causes a declaration of war
EX 1
LEMMA cat
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cats
DEF = a small animal with soft fur and sharp teeth and CLAWs (nails), often kept as a pet or in buildings to catch mice and rats
EX 1
LEMMA cat
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 cats
DEF = any of various types of animals related to this, such as the lion or tiger
EX 1
LEMMA cat
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cats
DEF = derog a nasty woman
EX 1
LEMMA cat
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cats
DEF = a strong apparatus used to life heavy objects, esp. ANCHORs@1 (1) onto a ship
EX 1
LEMMA cat
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cats
DEF = sl, becoming rare (a) man
EX 1 Are you cats coming in to hear my new records?
LEMMA cat
POS n
FIELD1 sm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cats
DEF = infml CAT-O'-NINE TAILS
EX 1
LEMMA cat
POS n
FIELD1 sm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cats
DEF = infml CAT-O'-NINE TAILS
EX 1
LEMMA cat
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 cats
DEF = BrE infml CAT BURGLAR
EX 1
LEMMA cat
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ag
VAR 1 cats
DEF = infml CATERPILLAR TRACTOR
EX 1
LEMMA cataclysm
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cataclysms
DEF = a violent and sudden change or event, esp. a serious flood or EARTHQUAKE
EX 1
LEMMA catacomb
POS n
FIELD1 ar
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 catacombs
DEF = an underground burial place made up of many passages and rooms
EX 1
LEMMA catafalque
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 ap
VAR 1 catafalques
DEF = an ornamented raised framework on which a dead body may be placed before an official funeral
EX 1
LEMMA catalepsy
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of illness (probably a severe form of SCHIZOPHRENIA) in which there is loss of will-power and the limbs either become stiff as in death or else remain in whatever position they are placed
EX 1
LEMMA catalogue
POS n
FIELD1 is
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 catalogues
DEF = a list of places, names, goods, etc. (often with information about them) put in a special order so that they can be found easily
EX 1
LEMMA catalpa
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 catalpas
DEF = any of several types of American and Asian tree with broad heart-shaped leaves and pale showy flowers
EX 1
LEMMA catalysis
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of quickening a chemical activity by adding a CATALYST
EX 1
LEMMA catalyst
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 catalysts
DEF = a substance which, without itself changing, causes chemical activity to quicken
EX 1 (fig.) The workers' demand for higher wages was a catalyst in a difficult state of affairs, and led to important social changes
LEMMA catalyst
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a substance which, without itself changing, causes chemical activity to quicken
EX 1 (fig.) The workers' demand for higher wages was a catalyst in a difficult state of affairs, and led to important social changes
LEMMA catamaran
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 catamarans
DEF = a type of boat with a flat usu. wooden surface (DECK) supported by 2 narrow parallel HULLs (floating surfaces) with a space between them, and moved by sails or an engine
EX 1
LEMMA catamaran
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 catamarans
DEF = a rough flat floating object (RAFT) made by tying logs of wood together, and moved by sails or PADDLEs@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA catapult
POS n
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 zk
VAR 1 catapults
DEF = (AmE slingshot)_ BrE a small Y-shaped stick with a rubber band fastened between the forks, used by children to shoot small stones at objects
EX 1
LEMMA catapult
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 mi
VAR 1 catapults
DEF = a powerful apparatus for helping planes take off from a ship
EX 1
LEMMA catapult
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 catapults
DEF = a machine for throwing heavy stones, balls, etc., into the air, used, in former times, as a weapon for breaking down defensive walls
EX 1
LEMMA cataract
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cataracts
DEF = a large waterfall
EX 1
LEMMA cataract
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cataracts
DEF = a stretch of a river where the current flows very fast DOWNHILL@2 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA cataract
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 cataracts
DEF = med a diseased growth on the eye causing a slow loss of sight by preventng light from entering
EX 1
LEMMA catarrh
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 catarrhs
DEF = a disease, esp. of the nose and throat, causing a flow of thick liquid and discomfort, as when one has a cold
EX 1
LEMMA catarrh
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a disease, esp. of the nose and throat, causing a flow of thick liquid and discomfort, as when one has a cold
EX 1
LEMMA catastrophe
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catastrophes
DEF = a sudden, unexpected, and terrible event that causes great suffering, misfortune, or ruin
EX 1 The war was a terrible catastrophe in which many people died
LEMMA catatonic
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 catatonics
DEF = (a person suffering from the disease) of CATALEPSY
EX 1 catatonic SCHIZOPHRENIA
LEMMA cat burglar
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 cats
DEF = a thief who enters and leaves a building by climbing up walls, pipes, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA catcall
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catcalls
DEF = (to make) a loud whistle or cry expressing disapproval or displeasure, as at the theatre, a sports match, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA catcall
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catcalls
DEF = (to make) a loud whistle or cry expressing disapproval or displeasure, as at the theatre, a sports match, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA catch
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catches
DEF = an act of seizing and holding a ball
EX 1
LEMMA catch
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catches
DEF = (the amount of) something caught
EX 1 (infml) Her husband was a good catch. They say he's got a fortune in the bank
LEMMA catch
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catches
DEF = a hook or other apparatus for fastening something or holding it shut
EX 1 The catch on this door seems to be broken. It won't open
LEMMA catch
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catches
DEF = infml a hidden or awkward difficulty
EX 1 That house is for sale very cheaply; there must be a catch in it somewhere!
LEMMA catch
POS n
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 zk
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a simple game in which 2 or more people throw a ball to each other, esp. played by children
EX 1
LEMMA catch crop
POS n
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 catches
DEF = a quick-growing vegetable crop planted between 2 rows of another crop to use soil not otherwise used
EX 1
LEMMA catcher
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 catchers
DEF = a person or thing that catches
EX 1
LEMMA catchment area
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 catchments
DEF = also catchment ba.sin /"-- '--/, catchment_ the area from which a lake or river gets its water
EX 1
LEMMA catchment area
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 catchments
DEF = also catchment_ the area from which people are sent to a central school, hospital, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA catchphrase
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catchphrases
DEF = a phrase, often with little meaning, which becomes popular for a time, so that everyone uses it
EX 1
LEMMA catchword
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 catchwords
DEF = a word or phrase repeated so regularly that it becomes representative of a political party, newspaper, etc.; SLOGAN
EX 1
LEMMA catechism
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 catechisms
DEF = a set of questions and answers, often written in the form of a small book, used sep. for Christian religious instruction
EX 1
LEMMA catechism
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = instruction, esp. about religion, taught by using the question-and-answer method
EX 1
LEMMA category
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 categories
DEF = a division or class in a system for dividing objects into groups according to their nature
EX 1
LEMMA caterer
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 caterers
DEF = a person or firm hired to supply food and drinks at public or private parties
EX 1
LEMMA caterpillar
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caterpillars
DEF = a type of small long many-legged wormlike creature (LARVA of the BUTTERFLY and other insects) which feeds on the leaves of plants
EX 1
LEMMA caterpillar tractor
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 caterpillars
DEF = a large heavy vehicle which moves along on an endless chain of metal plates fastened over the wheels (caterpillar), and is used for farm work, road repair, or building work
EX 1
LEMMA catfish
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 catfishes
DEF = any of various types of large-headed fish with long fleshy hairlike growths around the mouth
EX 1
LEMMA catgut
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = strong cord made from the bowel skin of animals and used for making the strings of musical instruments
EX 1
LEMMA catharsis
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the action of getting rid of troublesome feelings by expressing them, as under the influence of art the action of getting rid of troublesome feelings by expressing them, as under the influence of drugs the action of getting rid of troublesome feelings by expressing them, as by reliving early experiences, esp. painful ones the action of getting rid of troublesome feelings by expressing them, as in the course of a strong relationship with one or more other people
EX 1
LEMMA catharsis
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 catharsises
DEF = an example of this
EX 1
LEMMA cathartic
POS n
FIELD1 rx
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cathartics
DEF = a strong LAXATIVE
EX 1
LEMMA cathartic
POS n
FIELD1 rx
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a strong LAXATIVE
EX 1
LEMMA cathedral
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 cathedrals
DEF = the chief church of a DIOCESE (an area with a BISHOP (1)), typically a large building for worship, usu. ornamented inside and out with art and/or wood-and-stone work in beautiful patterns
EX 1
LEMMA catherine wheel
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 zf
VAR 1 catherines
DEF = a type of circular FIREWORK that is pinned to an upright surface and turns round when set on fire
EX 1
LEMMA catheter
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 catheters
DEF = a thin tube that is put into blood vessels or other passages in the body, used esp. for putting in or taking out liquids
EX 1
LEMMA cathode
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 cathodes
DEF = the part of an electrical instrument (such as a BATTERY (2)) from which ELECTRONs leave, often a rod or wire represented by the sign [_]
EX 1
LEMMA cathode ray tube
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 cathodes
DEF = a glass instrument in which streams of ELECTRONs from the CATHODE (cathode rays) are directed onto a flat surface where they give out light, as in a television receiver
EX 1
LEMMA catholic
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zi
VAR 1 Catholics
DEF = ROMAN CATHOLIC@1 (1)
EX 1 Is he a Catholic or a PROTESTANT?
LEMMA catholicism
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zi
VAR 1 nil
DEF = Roman Catholicism
EX 1
LEMMA catholicity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the quality of being general, widespread, or broad, esp. with regard to likings and interests
EX 1
LEMMA catholicity
POS n
FIELD1 rn
FIELD2 zi
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state of being in agreement with the teachings of the ROMAN CATHOLIC@1 (1) church
EX 1
LEMMA catkin
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 catkins
DEF = a stringlike bunch of soft small furry flowers that grows on certain trees (such as the WILLOW or BIRCH)
EX 1
LEMMA catnap
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catnaps
DEF = a very short light sleep
EX 1
LEMMA catnip
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of strong-smelling small green plant (MINT), the smell of which is attractive and pleasing to cats
EX 1
LEMMA cat-o'-nine tails
POS n
FIELD1 sm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cat-o'-nines
DEF = a whip of 9 knotted cords fastened to a handle, formerly used for punishing people
EX 1
LEMMA cat's cradle
POS n
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 zk
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a game played with string wound round the fingers and passed from one finger to another to make various shapes
EX 1
LEMMA cat's eye
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cat'ses
DEF = a small object fixed in the road which shines when lit by car lights in the dark and is used in groups set in straight lines down the middle of the road
EX 1
LEMMA cat's eye
POS n
FIELD1 jw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cat'ses
DEF = any of various QUARTZlike valuable stones
EX 1
LEMMA cat's paw
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cat'ses
DEF = infml a person who does nasty or dangerous things with no profit to himself at the command of another person
EX 1
LEMMA cat's paw
POS n
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 na
VAR 1 cat'ses
DEF = a light wind
EX 1
LEMMA cat's paw
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cat'ses
DEF = tech a type of knot used by sailors
EX 1
LEMMA cat suit
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cats
DEF = a close-fitting garment for the whole body usu. worn by women or children, esp. when playing games
EX 1
LEMMA catsup
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = KETCHUP
EX 1
LEMMA cattle
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ah
VAR 1 cattles
DEF = large 4-legged farm animals, esp. cows, kept as property or bred for use
EX 1 He has 20 (head of) cattle on his farm. (fig.) Those poor soldiers died like cattle, without a struggle
LEMMA cattle cake
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ah
VAR 1 nil
DEF = food made from various substances and fed to cattle
EX 1
LEMMA cattle grid
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ah
VAR 1 cattles
DEF = a set of poles put over a hole in the road, which cars can go across but cattle cannot
EX 1
LEMMA catwalk
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 catwalks
DEF = a narrow raised way or passage, esp. as along a bridge or round a large machine
EX 1
LEMMA catwalk
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 catwalks
DEF = a long narrow stage sticking out into a room, on which fashion shows are held
EX 1
LEMMA caucus
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caucuses
DEF = a meeting of representatives elected by the members of a political party, usu. to decide POLICY (=the party's ideas on how to govern) or choose CANDIDATEs (=the people who are to represent the party at an election)
EX 1
LEMMA caucus
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caucuses
DEF = a group of people in a political party strong enough to control or have an effect on the party's POLICY (=the party's ideas on how to govern)
EX 1
LEMMA caul
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 cauls
DEF = a skin which covers a baby before birth, part of which is often seen covering the baby's head when it is being born
EX 1
LEMMA cauldron
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 hi
VAR 1 cauldrons
DEF = old use or lit a large open metal pot for boiling liquids over an open fire, used esp. in former times
EX 1 (fig.) His heart was a cauldron of powerful feelings
LEMMA cauliflower
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cauliflowers
DEF = a type of garden vegetable with green leaves around a large white head of undeveloped flowers
EX 1
LEMMA cauliflower
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the white part of this vegetable cooked and eaten as food
EX 1
LEMMA causality
POS n
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the relationship between a cause and its effect; principle that events have causes
EX 1 The law of causality says that all effects have a cause
LEMMA causation
POS n
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the action of causing or producing
EX 1
LEMMA causation
POS n
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the relationship of cause and effect; CAUSALITY
EX 1
LEMMA causative
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 causatives
DEF = (in grammar) a CAUSATIVE@1 (2) word or form
EX 1 The verb "to FELL@2 (1,2)" may be called a causative
LEMMA cause
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 causes
DEF = something which produces an effect; a person, thing, or event that makes something happen
EX 1
LEMMA cause
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = reason
EX 1 Don't complain without (good) cause
LEMMA cause
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 causes
DEF = a principle or movement strongly defended or supported
EX 1
LEMMA cause
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 causes
DEF = law the reason for action in a court of law; a matter over which a person goes to law
EX 1
LEMMA cause celebre
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 causes
DEF = an action in a court of law that receives a great deal of public attention and interest
EX 1
LEMMA cause celebre
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 causes
DEF = something unfavourable which is likely to attract great public attention
EX 1
LEMMA causeway
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 eg
VAR 1 causeways
DEF = a raised road or path esp. across wet ground or water
EX 1
LEMMA caustic
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 caustics
DEF = (any of various types of) chemical substance able to burn or destroy (CORRODE) by chemical action
EX 1
LEMMA caustic
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (any of various types of) chemical substance able to burn or destroy (CORRODE) by chemical action
EX 1
LEMMA caution
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cautions
DEF = a spoken warning usu. given by a policeman, judge, etc., when a person has broken the law or done something wrong but when the crime is not serious
EX 1
LEMMA caution
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = great care; the act of paying attention or of taking care
EX 1
LEMMA caution
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cautions
DEF = old sl a person or thing whose behaviour or appearance causes amusement
EX 1
LEMMA cavalcade
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 zf
VAR 1 cavalcades
DEF = a ceremonial procession of riders, carriages, vehicles, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA cavalier
POS n
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cavaliers
DEF = old use a gentleman trained in arms and horsemanship; KNIGHT
EX 1
LEMMA cavalier
POS n
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cavaliers
DEF = (in mid 17th century England) a royalist; supporter of Charles I in the war against Parliament
EX 1
LEMMA cavalry
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 cavalries
DEF = (esp. in former times) soldiers who fight on horseback
EX 1
LEMMA cavalry
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 cavalries
DEF = esp. AmE lighter and faster armoured vehicles used for protecting larger slower forces
EX 1
LEMMA cavalryman
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 cavalrymans
DEF = (esp. in former times) a soldier who fights on horseback
EX 1
LEMMA cave
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 caves
DEF = a deep natural hollow place underground, usu. with an opening to the surface a deep natural hollow place in the side of a cliff or hill
EX 1
LEMMA caveat
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caveats
DEF = law & fml a notice that no action must be taken in a law court concerning a question until the opposition has been heard
EX 1
LEMMA caveat
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caveats
DEF = fml a warning against certain acts or practices
EX 1
LEMMA cave-in
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 po
VAR 1 cave-ins
DEF = an act of caving in (CAVE IN)
EX 1
LEMMA cave-in
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 cave-ins
DEF = a place where earth has caved in (CAVE IN (1))
EX 1
LEMMA caveman
POS n
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cavemans
DEF = a person or early manlike creature who lived in a cave in very ancient (PREHISTORIC) times
EX 1
LEMMA caveman
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cavemans
DEF = infml a man who acts in a rough strong violent rude manner
EX 1
LEMMA caveman
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cavemans
DEF = infml a man who acts in a rough strong violent rude manner
EX 1
LEMMA cavern
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 caverns
DEF = a large deep cave
EX 1
LEMMA caviar
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the salted eggs (ROE) of various large fish, esp. the STURGEON, eaten as food, often at the very beginning of a meal. It is highly regarded and very costly
EX 1
LEMMA cavity
POS n
FIELD1 de
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cavities
DEF = a hole or hollow space in a solid mass
EX 1
LEMMA cavity wall
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cavities
DEF = a wall, made up of 2 walls with a small space between them, used in buildings to keep out noise, cold, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA cavy
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cavies
DEF = GUINEA PIG (1)
EX 1
LEMMA caw
POS n
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 caws
DEF = (to make) the loud rough natural cry of various large birds (such as CROWs)
EX 1
LEMMA caw
POS n
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 caws
DEF = (to make) the loud rough natural cry of various large birds (such as CROWs)
EX 1
LEMMA cay
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 cays
DEF = KEY@3
EX 1
LEMMA cayenne pepper
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cayennes
DEF = a type of PEPPER@1 (2) with long thin very hot-tasting red fruit
EX 1
LEMMA cayenne pepper
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a very hot-tasting red powder made from the crushed seeds of this, used for giving a special taste to food
EX 1
LEMMA cayman
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caymans
DEF = CAIMAN
EX 1
LEMMA cease-fire
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cease-fires
DEF = an act of stopping fighting for a long or short period
EX 1
LEMMA cedar
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cedars
DEF = a type of tall EVERGREEN tree (a tree that keeps its leaves in winter) with hard reddish sweet-smelling wood
EX 1
LEMMA cedar
POS n
FIELD1 pr
FIELD2 zw
VAR 1 nil
DEF = also ce.dar.wood /"si
EX 1 dEwUd=-Er-/_ the wood of this tree used for making pencils, ornamental boxes, furniture, etc.
LEMMA cedilla
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 pt
VAR 1 cedillas
DEF = (when writing certain languages) a mark \ put under a letter (as c in French) to show that it has a special sound
EX 1
LEMMA ceiling
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ceilings
DEF = the inner surface of the top of a room
EX 1
LEMMA ceiling
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ceilings
DEF = tech the greatest height at which a plane can safely fly
EX 1
LEMMA ceiling
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ml
VAR 1 ceilings
DEF = tech the height above ground of the bottom of the lowest clouds
EX 1
LEMMA ceiling
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ceilings
DEF = a usu. official upper limit on wages, rents, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA celandine
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 celandines
DEF = a type of small plant with yellow or white star-shaped flowers
EX 1
LEMMA celebrant
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 celebrants
DEF = the priest who performs the actions at the holiest part of the MASS (=a church service of the Christian religion)
EX 1
LEMMA celebration
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of celebrating (CELEBRATE)
EX 1
LEMMA celebration
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 celebrations
DEF = an occasion of celebrating (CELEBRATE (1,2))
EX 1
LEMMA celebrity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 celebrities
DEF = a famous person
EX 1
LEMMA celebrity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state of being famous; fame
EX 1
LEMMA celerity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = speed; quickness
EX 1
LEMMA celery
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of small plant with bunched greenish-white stems grown as a vegetable
EX 1 He dug up a head of celery and gave it to the cook
LEMMA celery
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 pm
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the stems of this plant eaten cooked or uncooked as food
EX 1 The cook put a stick of celery on everyone's plate
LEMMA celibacy
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state of being unmarried, esp. as the result of a religious promise
EX 1
LEMMA celibate
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 celibates
DEF = (a person, esp. a priest, who is) unmarried, esp. as the result of a religious promise
EX 1
LEMMA cell
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cells
DEF = a small room in a prison for one person or a small number of people a small room in a MONASTERY or CONVENT for one person
EX 1
LEMMA cell
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cells
DEF = one of the groups of people in a secret, esp. political organization
EX 1
LEMMA cell
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cells
DEF = one small part of a larger whole, as one of the divisions of a HONEYCOMB (2)
EX 1
LEMMA cell
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 cells
DEF = an apparatus for making a current of electricity by chemical action
EX 1
LEMMA cell
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 cells
DEF = a very small division of living matter, with one centre of activity (NUCLEUS), able alone or with others to perform all the operations necessary for life, and being the smallest division of living matter able to act independently
EX 1
LEMMA cellar
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ac
VAR 1 cellars
DEF = an underground room, usu. used for storing goods; BASEMENT
EX 1
LEMMA cellar
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cellars
DEF = infml (esp. in sport) the lowest rank in a list based on success
EX 1
LEMMA cellar
POS n
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cellars
DEF = a person's store of wine
EX 1
LEMMA cellarage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cellarages
DEF = the amount of CELLAR (1) space, esp. used for storing goods
EX 1
LEMMA cellarage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the amount of CELLAR (1) space, esp. used for storing goods
EX 1
LEMMA cellarage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cellarages
DEF = the charge made for storing something in a CELLAR (1)
EX 1
LEMMA cellarage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the charge made for storing something in a CELLAR (1)
EX 1
LEMMA cellist
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cellists
DEF = a person who plays the CELLO
EX 1
LEMMA cello
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cellos
DEF = a type of 4-stringed musical instrument, like the VIOLIN and VIOLA@1 (1) but larger and producing a deeper sound, that is held between the knees and played with a BOW@3 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA cello
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cellos
DEF = infml a person who plays this instrument in a band
EX 1
LEMMA cellophane
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = thin transparent material used for wrapping goods
EX 1
LEMMA celluloid
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a strong easily burnt plastic substance made mainly from CELLULOSE and formerly used for making photographic film
EX 1
LEMMA cellulose
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the material from which the cell walls of plants are made, used in making paper, plastic, many man-made materials, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA cellulose
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = also (tech) cellulose ac.e.tate /'--- "---/_ a type of plastic material used for many industrial purposes, esp. making photographic films or explosives
EX 1
LEMMA celsius
POS n
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 si
VAR 1 Celsiuses
DEF = CENTIGRADE
EX 1 10\ Celsius
LEMMA celsius
POS n
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 si
VAR 1 Celsiuses
DEF = CENTIGRADE
EX 1 10\ Celsius
LEMMA celsius
POS n
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 si
VAR 1 Celsiuses
DEF = CENTIGRADE
EX 1 10\ Celsius
LEMMA cement
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a grey powder, made from a burned mixture of lime and clay, which becomes hard like stone after having been mixed with water and allowed to dry
EX 1
LEMMA cement
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = any of various types of thick sticky hard-drying chemical liquids (ADHESIVEs) used for filling holes, as in the teeth, or for joining things together
EX 1
LEMMA cement mixer
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 cements
DEF = a drumlike machine which turns round and round, in which CEMENT@1 (1), sand, and water are mixed to make CONCRETE@2 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA cemetery
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cemeteries
DEF = an area of ground, usu. not belonging to a church, set aside for the burial of dead people
EX 1
LEMMA cenotaph
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cenotaphs
DEF = an object (MONUMENT (1)) built as a lasting reminder of a dead person or people, esp. those killed in war
EX 1
LEMMA censor
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 censors
DEF = an official who examines printed matter, films, or (sometimes in war) private letters with the power to remove anything offensive or (in war) helpful to the enemy
EX 1
LEMMA censor
POS n
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 censors
DEF = (in ancient Rome) either of 2 officials whose duties included taking the CENSUS (=a list of all the people and the taxes they pay) and watching and directing public morals
EX 1
LEMMA censor
POS n
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 censors
DEF = tech (in PSYCHOLOGY (1,2)) something which prevents unacceptable memories, ideas, and wishes from coming into consciousness by REPRESSION (2)
EX 1
LEMMA censorship
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the acts, practice, or duties of a CENSOR@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA censure
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of blaming, severely and unfavourably judging, or expressing strong disapproval
EX 1 The opposition failed to pass a vote of censure on the government
LEMMA censure
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 censures
DEF = rare a usu. official expression of disapproval; unfavourable judgment
EX 1 He received a public censure for his dishonourable behaviour
LEMMA census
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 censuses
DEF = an official count of a country's total population
EX 1
LEMMA census
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 censuses
DEF = an official count of anything of importance for governmental planning
EX 1
LEMMA cent
POS n
FIELD1 nu
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 cents
DEF = 0.01 of any of certain money standards, such as the dollar
EX 1
LEMMA centaur
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 centaurs
DEF = (in Greek and Roman MYTHOLOGY (1)) one of a race of animals said to be half man and half horse
EX 1
LEMMA centavo
POS n
FIELD1 nu
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 centavos
DEF = a coin of small value used in various Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries
EX 1
LEMMA centenarian
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 centenarians
DEF = (a person who is) at least 100 years old
EX 1
LEMMA centenary
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 centenaries
DEF = the day or year exactly 100 years after a particular event
EX 1
LEMMA center
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 centers
DEF = CENTRE
EX 1
LEMMA center bit
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 centers
DEF = CENTRE BIT
EX 1
LEMMA centerboard
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 centerboards
DEF = CENTREBOARD
EX 1
LEMMA center forward
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 fb
VAR 1 centers
DEF = CENTRE FORWARD
EX 1
LEMMA center of gravity
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 centers
DEF = CENTRE OF GRAVITY
EX 1
LEMMA centerpiece
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 centerpieces
DEF = CENTREPIECE
EX 1
LEMMA centigrade
POS n
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 si
VAR 1 centigrades
DEF = (often cap.) a scale of temperature in which water freezes at 0\ and boils at 100\
EX 1
LEMMA centigram
POS n
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 zw
VAR 1 centigrams
DEF = a weight equal to a 100th part of a gram
EX 1
LEMMA centime
POS n
FIELD1 nu
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 centimes
DEF = 0.01 of any of certain money standards, such as the FRANC
EX 1
LEMMA centime
POS n
FIELD1 nu
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 centimes
DEF = a coin of this value
EX 1
LEMMA centimetre
POS n
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 centimetres
DEF = a measure of length equal to 0.01 metres or 0.4 inches
EX 1
LEMMA centipede
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 centipedes
DEF = a type of small insect-like creature with a long thin many-jointed body, each joint having a pair of legs
EX 1
LEMMA central
POS n
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 centrals
DEF = (the people working at) a telephone EXCHANGE@1 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA central
POS n
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 centrals
DEF = (the people working at) a telephone EXCHANGE@1 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA central government
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 centrals
DEF = the government of the country as a whole
EX 1
LEMMA central heating
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a system of heating buildings in which heat is produced and controlled at a single point and carried by pipes or DUCTs to the various parts of the building in the form of hot air or water
EX 1
LEMMA centralism
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the practice of gathering power into the central body of an organization (as in a political or educational system)
EX 1
LEMMA central nervous syst
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zn
VAR 1 centrals
DEF = the part of the NERVOUS SYSTEM which consists of the brain and the SPINAL CORD
EX 1
LEMMA centre
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 centres
DEF = a middle part or point; point equally distant from all sides; the exact middle esp. the point around which a circle is drawn
EX 1 Although London is Britain's capital it is not at the centre of the country
LEMMA centre
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 centres
DEF = a point, area, person, or thing that is the most important in relation to an interest, activity, or condition
EX 1 a shopping centre She likes to be the centre of attention all the time
LEMMA centre
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 centres
DEF = an area filled with many people (esp. in the phr. urban centre)
EX 1
LEMMA centre
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 centres
DEF = (often cap.) having a middle (MODERATE) position esp. in politics
EX 1 The centre parties are opposed to forming a new government and want an election
LEMMA centre
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 centres
DEF = (in sport) a player in a team who plays in or near the middle of the playing field
EX 1
LEMMA centre
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 centres
DEF = (in sport) a player in a team who plays in or near the middle of the playing field
EX 1
LEMMA centre bit
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 centres
DEF = a tool for making holes in wood
EX 1
LEMMA centreboard
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 centreboards
DEF = a board (KEEL) which can be raised or lowered through the bottom of a sailing boat, used for keeping the boat steady when in the water
EX 1
LEMMA centre forward
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 fb
VAR 1 centres
DEF = (in football) the player from each team who plays in the centre of the field
EX 1
LEMMA centre of gravity
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 centres
DEF = that point in any object on which it will balance
EX 1
LEMMA centrepiece
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 centrepieces
DEF = an ornament, esp. an ornamental arrangement of flowers, placed in the middle of a table
EX 1
LEMMA centrepiece
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 centrepieces
DEF = the showiest or most important thing in a group
EX 1
LEMMA centrifugal force
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 centrifugals
DEF = the force which pushes away from the centre of a mass when it is spun very quickly
EX 1
LEMMA centrifugal force
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the force which pushes away from the centre of a mass when it is spun very quickly
EX 1
LEMMA centrifuge
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 centrifuges
DEF = an apparatus for spinning a container round very quickly so that CENTRIFUGAL FORCE forces the heavier liquids and any solids to the outer edge or bottom of the container
EX 1
LEMMA centripetal force
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 centripetals
DEF = the force which pulls an object towards a central point
EX 1
LEMMA centripetal force
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the force which pulls an object towards a central point
EX 1
LEMMA centrist
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 centrists
DEF = (of) a person who opposes the opinions of far right and far left political parties; MODERATE
EX 1
LEMMA centrist
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 centrists
DEF = (of) a person who opposes the opinions of far right and far left political parties; MODERATE
EX 1
LEMMA centurion
POS n
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 mi
VAR 1 centurions
DEF = (in the army of ancient Rome) an officer commanding a company of about 100 men
EX 1
LEMMA century
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ms
VAR 1 centuries
DEF = a period of 100 years
EX 1
LEMMA century
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ms
VAR 1 centuries
DEF = (sometimes cap.) one of the 100-year periods counted forwards or backwards from the supposed year of CHRIST's@1 (1) birth
EX 1
LEMMA century
POS n
FIELD1 ck
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 centuries
DEF = (in cricket) 100 runs made by one player in one INNINGS (1)
EX 1
LEMMA century
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 hi
VAR 1 centuries
DEF = (in the army of ancient Rome) a company of about 100 men
EX 1
LEMMA ceramics
POS n
FIELD1 mf
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the art or practice of making bricks, pots, etc., by shaping bits of clay and baking until hard
EX 1
LEMMA ceramics
POS n
FIELD1 mf
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ceramicses
DEF = articles produced in this way
EX 1
LEMMA cereal
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 pm
VAR 1 cereals
DEF = any kind of grain
EX 1
LEMMA cereal
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 cereals
DEF = a plant which is grown to produce grain for food, such as wheat, rice, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA cereal
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 pm
VAR 1 cereals
DEF = (any of various types of) food made from grain, esp. eaten at breakfast
EX 1
LEMMA cereal
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 pm
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (any of various types of) food made from grain, esp. eaten at breakfast
EX 1
LEMMA cerebellum
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 cerebellums
DEF = a small part of the back of the brain, concerned with the movement of muscles
EX 1
LEMMA cerebration
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = tech the working of the brain
EX 1
LEMMA cerebration
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cerebrations
DEF = fml or humor the act of thinking very seriously
EX 1
LEMMA cerebration
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = fml or humor the act of thinking very seriously
EX 1
LEMMA cerebrum
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 cerebrums
DEF = the front part of the brain, concerned with thought and decision
EX 1
LEMMA ceremonial
POS n
FIELD1 rn
FIELD2 so
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the special order and formal rules of ceremony, esp. as in social or religious life
EX 1 According to church ceremonial the priest kisses the Bible before reading from it
LEMMA ceremonial
POS n
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ceremonials
DEF = a ceremony
EX 1 Tonight there will be a tribal ceremonial of great importance to mark the chief 's birthday
LEMMA ceremony
POS n
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ceremonies
DEF = a special formal, solemn, and well-established action or set of actions used for marking an important private or public, social or religious event
EX 1 The wedding ceremony was beautiful
LEMMA ceremony
POS n
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the special order and formal behaviour demanded by social customs on particular occasions
EX 1 The queen was crowned with proper ceremony
LEMMA cerise
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cerises
DEF = (having) a clear red colour
EX 1
LEMMA cerise
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (having) a clear red colour
EX 1
LEMMA cert
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 certs
DEF = a certainty; something considered certain to happen or succeed
EX 1 It's a (dead) cert that this horse will win the race
LEMMA cert
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 certs
DEF = abbrev. for: CERTIFICATE
EX 1
LEMMA certainty
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state of being certain; freedom from doubt
EX 1 I can't say with certainty what my plans are
LEMMA certainty
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 certainties
DEF = a clearly established fact
EX 1 It's a certainty that this horse will win the race
LEMMA certificate
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 certificates
DEF = an official sheet of paper (DOCUMENT) on which is written or printed a statement, usu. made by a person officially given power to make it, that a certain fact or facts are true
EX 1 a birth/marriage/death certificate
LEMMA certified mail
POS n
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = mail sent by RECORDED DELIVERY
EX 1
LEMMA certified milk
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = milk produced under official medical control
EX 1
LEMMA certified public acc
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 certifieds
DEF = CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT
EX 1
LEMMA certitude
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state of being or feeling certain; freedom from doubt
EX 1
LEMMA certitude
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state of being or feeling certain; freedom from doubt
EX 1
LEMMA cervix
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 cervixes
DEF = a narrow necklike opening into an organ, esp. into the WOMB
EX 1
LEMMA cesarean section
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 cesareans
DEF = CAESAREAN SECTION
EX 1
LEMMA cessation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cessations
DEF = a short pause or a stop
EX 1 We arranged a week-long cessation of fighting with the enemy. a momentary cessation of breathing
LEMMA cession
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 cessions
DEF = (an example of) the act of ceding (CEDE=to yield) property or rights, usu. by agreement
EX 1
LEMMA cession
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (an example of) the act of ceding (CEDE=to yield) property or rights, usu. by agreement
EX 1
LEMMA cesspit
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cesspits
DEF = an underground container or covered or open hole, in which a house's waste, esp. body waste (SEWAGE), is gathered
EX 1
LEMMA cesspit
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cesspits
DEF = a dirty nasty place
EX 1
LEMMA cetacean
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 cetaceans
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 n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 cetaceans
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 chablis
POS n
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of nonsweet white wine from Burgundy, France
EX 1
LEMMA cha-cha
POS n
FIELD1 da
FIELD2 zn
VAR 1 cha-chas
DEF = a fast spirited dance of Latin American origin
EX 1
LEMMA chaconne
POS n
FIELD1 da
FIELD2 zn
VAR 1 chaconnes
DEF = (often cap.) (a piece of music in the style of) a slow Spanish dance
EX 1 Bach's famous chaconne for VIOLIN
LEMMA chafe
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 chafes
DEF = a sore caused by rubbing
EX 1
LEMMA chaff
POS n
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the outer seed covers (HUSKs), separated from the grain when it is being THRESHed (=prepared for use as food)
EX 1
LEMMA chaff
POS n
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = dried grasses and plant stems used as food for farm animals
EX 1
LEMMA chaff
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = lit something worthless
EX 1
LEMMA chaff
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = good-humoured fun, talking, or joking; BANTER
EX 1
LEMMA chaffinch
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chaffinches
DEF = a type of small bird, with a cheerful song, common in Europe
EX 1
LEMMA chafing dish
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 chafings
DEF = a container with a heater underneath, used for cooking or keeping food warm, esp. at the table
EX 1
LEMMA chagrin
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a feeling of sorrow, anger, annoyance, or disappointment, caused by unfulfilled hopes or failure
EX 1
LEMMA chain
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chains
DEF = (a length of) usu. metal rings, connected to or fitted into one another, used for fastening, supporting, ornamenting, etc.
EX 1 The bridge was supported by heavy iron chains hanging from 2 towers. The head of the council wore her chain of office. a lot of chain
LEMMA chain
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a length of) usu. metal rings, connected to or fitted into one another, used for fastening, supporting, ornamenting, etc.
EX 1 The bridge was supported by heavy iron chains hanging from 2 towers. The head of the council wore her chain of office. a lot of chain
LEMMA chain
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chains
DEF = a number of connected things, such as events, shops, restaurants, mountains, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA chain
POS n
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 chains
DEF = an old measurement of length usu. equal to 66 feet (20 m)
EX 1
LEMMA chain bridge
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 chains
DEF = a type of bridge supported from towers by large heavy strong chains
EX 1
LEMMA chain gang
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 chains
DEF = a group of prisoners chained together for work outside their prison
EX 1
LEMMA chain letter
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chains
DEF = a letter sent to several people who are asked to send copies to several more people
EX 1
LEMMA chain mail
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zk
VAR 1 nil
DEF = armour made by joining small metal rings together in such a way as to form a protective garment which allows easy movement
EX 1
LEMMA chain reaction
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chains
DEF = a number of events so related to each other that each causes the next
EX 1
LEMMA chain reaction
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 chains
DEF = a related set of chemical changes in which action in some atoms causes changes in others
EX 1
LEMMA chain saw
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chains
DEF = a SAW@1 (1) made up of an endless chain fitted with teeth and driven by a motor
EX 1
LEMMA chain stitch
POS n
FIELD1 ks
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 chains
DEF = an ornamental stitch in sewing, which gives the effect of a chain
EX 1
LEMMA chain stitch
POS n
FIELD1 ks
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 nil
DEF = an ornamental stitch in sewing, which gives the effect of a chain
EX 1
LEMMA chain stitch
POS n
FIELD1 ks
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 chains
DEF = a stitch in CROCHET in which the thread is pulled by a hook into the form of a chain
EX 1
LEMMA chain stitch
POS n
FIELD1 ks
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a stitch in CROCHET in which the thread is pulled by a hook into the form of a chain
EX 1
LEMMA chain store
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 chains
DEF = (one of) a number of usu. large shops of the same kind under one ownership
EX 1
LEMMA chair
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chairs
DEF = a piece of furniture on which one person may sit, which has typically a back, seat, usu. 4 legs, and sometimes arms
EX 1
LEMMA chair
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chairs
DEF = the office, position, or official seat of someone, such as a chairman, in charge of a meeting
EX 1
LEMMA chair
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chairs
DEF = the position of PROFESSOR (1)
EX 1 She holds a chair of chemistry in that university
LEMMA chair
POS n
FIELD1 rr
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chairs
DEF = tech (on railways) a metal block fastened to the SLEEPER (=a large piece of wood which supports the rails) to hold the rail in place
EX 1
LEMMA chair
POS n
FIELD1 sm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chairs
DEF = also electric chair_ a chairlike machine used in the United States for killing certain criminals, esp. murderers, by giving them a powerful electric shock
EX 1 He got the chair for killing the old lady
LEMMA chair
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chairs
DEF = SEDAN CHAIR
EX 1
LEMMA chair lift
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 chairs
DEF = an apparatus which carries people, esp. SKIers, up and down steep slopes by means of chairs hung from and fixed to a moving wire above the chair
EX 1
LEMMA chairman
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ed
VAR 1 chairmans
DEF = a person in charge of a meeting a person who directs the work of a committee, department, etc.
EX 1 He was elected (the) chairman of the education committee
LEMMA chairman
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ed
VAR 1 chairmans
DEF = a person in charge of a meeting a person who directs the work of a committee, department, etc.
EX 1 He was elected (the) chairman of the education committee
LEMMA chairman
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ed
VAR 1 chairmans
DEF = a person in charge of a meeting a person who directs the work of a committee, department, etc.
EX 1 He was elected (the) chairman of the education committee
LEMMA chairman
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chairmans
DEF = (in former times) a man employed to help carry a SEDAN CHAIR
EX 1
LEMMA chairmanship
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chairmanships
DEF = the rank, position, or period in office of chairman
EX 1
LEMMA chairmanship
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the abilities or qualities of a chairman
EX 1 You must learn chairmanship if you want to control meetings effectively
LEMMA chairperson
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chairpersons
DEF = CHAIRMAN (1) or CHAIRWOMAN
EX 1
LEMMA chairwoman
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ed
VAR 1 chairwomans
DEF = a female chairman
EX 1
LEMMA chairwoman
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ed
VAR 1 chairwomans
DEF = a female chairman
EX 1
LEMMA chaise
POS n
FIELD1 vh
FIELD2 eq
VAR 1 chaises
DEF = any of several types of small light usu. 2-wheeled carriages, used esp. in former times, in which 2 people could ride, drawn by one horse
EX 1
LEMMA chaise
POS n
FIELD1 vh
FIELD2 eq
VAR 1 nil
DEF = any of several types of small light usu. 2-wheeled carriages, used esp. in former times, in which 2 people could ride, drawn by one horse
EX 1
LEMMA chaise longue
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chaises
DEF = a COUCH, with an arm at only one end, on which one can sit and stretch out one's legs
EX 1
LEMMA chalet
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 chalets
DEF = a usu. wooden house with a steeply sloping roof, esp. common in Switzerland
EX 1
LEMMA chalet
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 chalets
DEF = a small hut used by SHEPHERDs (people who guard sheep) in the Alps during the summer
EX 1
LEMMA chalet
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 chalets
DEF = a small house (BUNGALOW) or hut, esp. as in a holiday camp
EX 1
LEMMA chalice
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chalices
DEF = a gold or silver ornamental cup, used esp. to hold wine in Christian religious services such as the MASS
EX 1
LEMMA chalk
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of soft white rock (LIMESTONE) formed in ancient times from the shells of very small sea animals, used for making lime and various writing materials
EX 1
LEMMA chalk
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 af
VAR 1 chalks
DEF = (a piece of) this material, white or coloured, used for writing or drawing
EX 1 The teacher wrote with a stick/piece of chalk. Do you need some more chalk? coloured chalks
LEMMA chalk
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 af
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a piece of) this material, white or coloured, used for writing or drawing
EX 1 The teacher wrote with a stick/piece of chalk. Do you need some more chalk? coloured chalks
LEMMA challenge
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 challenges
DEF = an invitation to compete in a fight, match, etc.
EX 1 He accepted his friend's challenge to swim across the river
LEMMA challenge
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 challenges
DEF = an invitation to compete in a fight, match, etc.
EX 1 He accepted his friend's challenge to swim across the river
LEMMA challenge
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 challenges
DEF = a demand usu. by a soldier, to stop and prove who and what one is
EX 1 The stranger was met with a challenge at the town gates
LEMMA challenge
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 challenges
DEF = a demand usu. by a soldier, to stop and prove who and what one is
EX 1 The stranger was met with a challenge at the town gates
LEMMA challenge
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the quality of demanding competitive action, interest, or thought
EX 1 This job is too dull; I want one with more challenge
LEMMA challenge
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 challenges
DEF = something with this quality
EX 1 To build a bridge in a day was a real challenge
LEMMA challenge
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 challenges
DEF = an expression of doubt about the lawfulness of something
EX 1 The election of the new government was met by a challenge from its opponents
LEMMA challenge
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 challenges
DEF = law a statement that one will not accept a JUROR (=one of the 12 people who decide if a person is guilty or not in a court of law), made before the beginning of a case
EX 1
LEMMA chamber
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chambers
DEF = old use a room, esp. a bedroom
EX 1
LEMMA chamber
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chambers
DEF = a usu. elected law-making body
EX 1 In Britain the upper chamber is the House of Lords, the lower the House of Commons
LEMMA chamber
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chambers
DEF = a usu. elected law-making body
EX 1 In Britain the upper chamber is the House of Lords, the lower the House of Commons
LEMMA chamber
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ac
VAR 1 chambers
DEF = the hall in which such a body meets
EX 1
LEMMA chamber
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chambers
DEF = a room set aside for a special purpose
EX 1 This is the death chamber where murderers wait to be put to death
LEMMA chamber
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 eg
VAR 1 chambers
DEF = an enclosed space, esp. in a body or machine
EX 1 The heart has 4 chambers. Put the bullet into the firing chamber of your gun
LEMMA chambered nautilus
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chambereds
DEF = NAUTILUS
EX 1
LEMMA chamberlain
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 chamberlains
DEF = an important official appointed to direct the housekeeping affairs of a king or nobleman's court
EX 1
LEMMA chamberlain
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 chamberlains
DEF = an important official appointed to direct the housekeeping affairs of a king or nobleman's court
EX 1
LEMMA chambermaid
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chambermaids
DEF = a female servant employed to clean and tidy bedrooms and make beds, as in a hotel
EX 1
LEMMA chamber music
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chambers
DEF = music written for a small group of instruments and suitable for performance in a private home or small hall
EX 1
LEMMA chamber of commerce
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 chambers
DEF = a group of businessmen working together for the purpose of improving trade
EX 1
LEMMA chamber orchestra
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chambers
DEF = a small group of musicians, usu. with one player for each instrumental part
EX 1
LEMMA chamber pot
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chambers
DEF = a round vessel for liquid and solid body waste, usu. used in the bedroom by an old or sick person and kept under the bed
EX 1
LEMMA chambers
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chamberses
DEF = a room or set of rooms where a judge deals with matters which need not be raised in court
EX 1
LEMMA chambers
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chamberses
DEF = not AmE rooms set aside for a special purpose, esp. as offices
EX 1
LEMMA chameleon
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chameleons
DEF = any of various types of small 4-legged long-tailed animals (LIZARDs) able to change their colour to match their surroundings
EX 1
LEMMA chameleon
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chameleons
DEF = a person who changes his behaviour, ideas, etc., to suit his own purposes
EX 1
LEMMA chamois
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chamoises
DEF = a type of small wild goatlike animal from the mountain areas of Europe and south-west Asia
EX 1
LEMMA chamois
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = also chamois leather /"-- '--/_ a type of soft leather prepared from the skin of CHAMOIS@1, sheep, or goats
EX 1
LEMMA chamois
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chamoises
DEF = a piece of this used as a cloth for washing and polishing objects
EX 1
LEMMA chamomile
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chamomiles
DEF = CAMOMILE
EX 1
LEMMA champ
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 champs
DEF = CHAMPION@1 (2,3)
EX 1 You can tell this dog's a champ by the way it walks. How's life treating you, champ?
LEMMA champ
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 champs
DEF = CHAMPION@1 (2,3)
EX 1 You can tell this dog's a champ by the way it walks. How's life treating you, champ?
LEMMA champagne
POS n
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 zw
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of costly French white wine containing a lot of little balls of air (BUBBLEs), usu. drunk on special occasions
EX 1
LEMMA champaign
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 champaigns
DEF = an area of open country without forests or towns
EX 1
LEMMA champion
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 champions
DEF = a person who fights for, supports strongly, or defends a principle, movement, person, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA champion
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 champions
DEF = a person or animal unbeaten in competitions of courage, strength, or skill
EX 1
LEMMA champion
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 champions
DEF = a person or animal that shows signs of being better than others
EX 1 This dog's only young but already you can tell he's a champion
LEMMA championship
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of CHAMPIONing@2
EX 1 His championship of women's rights is well known
LEMMA championship
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 championships
DEF = a competition held to find the CHAMPION@1 (2,3)
EX 1
LEMMA championship
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 championships
DEF = the position, title, rank, or period of being CHAMPION@1 (2,3)
EX 1 I don't think this new fighter can take the championship from him
LEMMA chance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the force that seems to make things happen without cause or reason; luck; good or bad fortune
EX 1 Chance plays an important part in many card games
LEMMA chance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chances
DEF = accidental; not planned
EX 1
LEMMA chance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chances
DEF = (a) possibility; likelihood that something will happen
EX 1 You'd have more chance of catching the train if you got a bus to the station instead of walking
LEMMA chance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a) possibility; likelihood that something will happen
EX 1 You'd have more chance of catching the train if you got a bus to the station instead of walking
LEMMA chance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chances
DEF = a favourable occasion; OPPORTUNITY
EX 1 I never miss a chance of playing football. If I give you a second chance will you promise to be good?
LEMMA chance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chances
DEF = a favourable occasion; OPPORTUNITY
EX 1 I never miss a chance of playing football. If I give you a second chance will you promise to be good?
LEMMA chance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chances
DEF = a risk
EX 1 That's a chance I'll have to take!
LEMMA chance
POS n
FIELD1 gb
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chances
DEF = a ticket in a RAFFLE or LOTTERY (1)
EX 1
LEMMA chancel
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 rl
VAR 1 chancels
DEF = the eastern part of a church, where the priests and CHOIR (=singers) usu. sit
EX 1
LEMMA chancellery
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chancelleries
DEF = the position, rank, or office of a CHANCELLOR
EX 1
LEMMA chancellery
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 chancelleries
DEF = the building in which the CHANCELLOR has his offices
EX 1
LEMMA chancellery
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chancelleries
DEF = the officials who work in a CHANCELLOR's office
EX 1 The chancellery are opposed to any move which might lead to war
LEMMA chancellery
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chancelleries
DEF = tech also chancery_ the offices of an official representative (AMBASSADOR or CONSUL (1)) of a foreign country
EX 1
LEMMA chancellor
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chancellors
DEF = (often cap.) (in various countries) the chief minister of state
EX 1 The chancellor is the most powerful man in the Austrian government
LEMMA chancellor
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chancellors
DEF = (often cap.) (in various countries) the chief minister of state
EX 1 The chancellor is the most powerful man in the Austrian government
LEMMA chancellor
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chancellors
DEF = (often cap.) (in various countries) the chief minister of state
EX 1 The chancellor is the most powerful man in the Austrian government
LEMMA chancellor
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ln
VAR 1 chancellors
DEF = (often cap.) a state or law official of high rank
EX 1 The most important judge in Britain is the Lord Chancellor. In Britain the Chancellor of the Exchequer deals with taxes and government spending
LEMMA chancellor
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ln
VAR 1 chancellors
DEF = (often cap.) a state or law official of high rank
EX 1 The most important judge in Britain is the Lord Chancellor. In Britain the Chancellor of the Exchequer deals with taxes and government spending
LEMMA chancellor
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chancellors
DEF = the official head of various universities
EX 1
LEMMA chancellor
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chancellors
DEF = the official head of various universities
EX 1
LEMMA chancery
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chanceries
DEF = (in Britain) the LORD CHANCELLOR's division of the High Court of Justice dealing with EQUITY (2)
EX 1
LEMMA chancery
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chanceries
DEF = (in the United States) a court dealing with EQUITY (2)
EX 1
LEMMA chancery
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chanceries
DEF = an office for the collection and safe-keeping of official papers
EX 1
LEMMA chandelier
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chandeliers
DEF = a branched ornamental holder for electric lights or candles, usu. hanging from the CEILING (=the inside roof of a room)
EX 1
LEMMA chandler
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chandlers
DEF = old use a person who makes or sells candles
EX 1
LEMMA change
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 changes
DEF = (an example of) the act or result of changing
EX 1 If we are to avoid defeat we need a change of leadership. The doctor said the girl had taken a change for the better but was still seriously ill
LEMMA change
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (an example of) the act or result of changing
EX 1 If we are to avoid defeat we need a change of leadership. The doctor said the girl had taken a change for the better but was still seriously ill
LEMMA change
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 changes
DEF = something different done for variety, excitement, etc. (note the phr. for a change)
EX 1 Let's have breakfast early for a change
LEMMA change
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 xx
VAR 1 changes
DEF = a fresh set of clothes to put on in place of those being worn something new and fresh used in place of something old
EX 1 Your car could do with a change of oil
LEMMA change
POS n
FIELD1 nu
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the money returned when the amount given is more than the cost of the goods being bought
EX 1 If it cost 25 pence and you gave her a pound you should get 75 pence change
LEMMA change
POS n
FIELD1 nu
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = coins of low value money in low-value coins or notes exchanged for a coin or note of higher value
EX 1 Can you give me change for a 50-penny piece?
LEMMA change
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 changes
DEF = an order in which a set of bells is rung
EX 1
LEMMA change
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 changes
DEF = infml CHANGE OF LIFE
EX 1
LEMMA changeling
POS n
FIELD1 my
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 changelings
DEF = a stupid or ugly child left in place of a beautiful clever one supposedly by fairies
EX 1
LEMMA changeling
POS n
FIELD1 my
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 changelings
DEF = any child secretly exchanged for another while still a baby
EX 1
LEMMA change of life
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 changes
DEF = MENOPAUSE
EX 1
LEMMA changeover
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 changeovers
DEF = a change from one activity or system of working to another; an important change
EX 1
LEMMA change ringing
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the art or practice of ringing a set of bells (as in the tower of a church) in continually varying order
EX 1
LEMMA channel
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 channels
DEF = the bed of a stream of water
EX 1
LEMMA channel
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 go
VAR 1 channels
DEF = the deepest part of a river, harbour, or sea passage
EX 1 Ships must follow the channel into the port
LEMMA channel
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 channels
DEF = a narrow sea passage connecting 2 seas or oceans
EX 1 The English Channel separates England and France and connects the Atlantic Ocean and North Sea
LEMMA channel
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 channels
DEF = a passage for liquids
EX 1 There's a channel in the middle of the old street to help water flow away when it rains
LEMMA channel
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 channels
DEF = often pl. with sing. meaning any course or way along which information travels
EX 1 You should go through the official channels if you want the government to help
LEMMA channel
POS n
FIELD1 ra
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 channels
DEF = a particular band of radio waves used for broadcasting television; television station
EX 1 Which channel will you be broadcasting on tonight?
LEMMA channel
POS n
FIELD1 ra
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 channels
DEF = the shows, information, news, advertisements, etc., broadcast on a particular television station
EX 1
LEMMA channel
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 channels
DEF = a way, course, or direction of thought or action
EX 1 He needs a new channel for his activities
LEMMA chant
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 rl
VAR 1 chants
DEF = an often-repeated tune, often with many words sung on one note, in which the time is largely controlled by the words, esp. used in religious services
EX 1
LEMMA chant
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 rl
VAR 1 chants
DEF = an often-repeated tune, often with many words sung on one note, in which the time is largely controlled by the words, esp. used in religious services
EX 1
LEMMA chant
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chants
DEF = words continuously repeated in time
EX 1 The chant of the crowd was "Equal rights for all"
LEMMA chant
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chants
DEF = words continuously repeated in time
EX 1 The chant of the crowd was "Equal rights for all"
LEMMA chanterelle
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 pm
VAR 1 chanterelles
DEF = a type of eatable yellow FUNGUS (1)
EX 1
LEMMA chanticleer
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 lt
VAR 1 Chanticleers
DEF = (the name of a) COCK@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA chantry
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 chantries
DEF = a sum of money (ENDOWMENT) given to a church to provide for priests to pray or say religious services, usu. for the soul of the giver
EX 1
LEMMA chantry
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ac
VAR 1 chantries
DEF = a CHAPEL (=a small church or part of a church) paid for by such a gift of money
EX 1
LEMMA chanty
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 mu
VAR 1 chanties
DEF = SHANTY@2
EX 1
LEMMA chaos
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chaoses
DEF = a state of complete and thorough disorder and confusion
EX 1 After the failure of electricity supplies the city was in chaos
LEMMA chaos
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a state of complete and thorough disorder and confusion
EX 1 After the failure of electricity supplies the city was in chaos
LEMMA chaos
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = poet the state of the universe before there was any order
EX 1
LEMMA chap
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chaps
DEF = a man or boy; FELLOW
EX 1 John's a nice chap, he'll always help a friend
LEMMA chap
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 chaps
DEF = a small rough crack or sore in the skin or lip
EX 1
LEMMA chap
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chaps
DEF = the fleshy covering of a jaw
EX 1 The fox had blood on its chaps
LEMMA chapel
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 chapels
DEF = a place, such as a small church, a room in a hospital, prison, etc., but not a PARISH CHURCH, used for Christian worship
EX 1
LEMMA chapel
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 chapels
DEF = a part of a church with its own ALTAR (2) and used esp. for private prayer and small religious services
EX 1
LEMMA chapel
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 chapels
DEF = (esp. in England and Wales) a church or place of Christian worship used by NON-CONFORMISTs (=those who do not belong to the established state or ROMAN CATHOLIC church)
EX 1
LEMMA chapel
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zi
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the religious services held in such places
EX 1 He goes to chapel every Sunday night
LEMMA chapel
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 us
VAR 1 chapels
DEF = (in Scotland) a ROMAN CATHOLIC church
EX 1
LEMMA chapel
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chapels
DEF = an association of people employed in a printing office; branch of the printers' union
EX 1 Whether the paper is printed tonight depends on the vote in the chapel
LEMMA chapelgoer
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chapelgoers
DEF = (esp. in England and Wales) a person who regularly goes to CHAPEL@1 (4)
EX 1
LEMMA chaperon
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chaperons
DEF = an older person (usu. a woman) who goes with a young unmarried woman in public
EX 1
LEMMA chaperon
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chaperons
DEF = an older person present at a young people's party to be responsible for correct behaviour
EX 1
LEMMA chaplain
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chaplains
DEF = a priest or other religious minister responsible for the religious needs of a club, a part of the armed forces, an important person, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA chaplaincy
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 chaplaincies
DEF = the building or office in which a CHAPLAIN works
EX 1 I'm just going to the chaplaincy to see the priest
LEMMA chaplaincy
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chaplaincies
DEF = the position, or period in office of a CHAPLAIN
EX 1
LEMMA chaplet
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 chaplets
DEF = a part of the Christian ROSARY (2) consisting of 5 DECADEs
EX 1 Every night she finished her prayers with a chaplet
LEMMA chaplet
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chaplets
DEF = any string of small ornamental, usu. glass balls (BEADs)
EX 1
LEMMA chaplet
POS n
FIELD1 jw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chaplets
DEF = an ornamental band of flowers worn on the head
EX 1
LEMMA chaps
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chapses
DEF = protective leather covers worn over trousers, esp. when riding a horse
EX 1
LEMMA chapter
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 chapters
DEF = one of the main divisions of a book or long article, usu. having a number or title
EX 1
LEMMA chapter
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chapters
DEF = a special period in history; number of connected happenings
EX 1 Was the period of the empire the finest chapter in British history?
LEMMA chapter
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chapters
DEF = (a general meeting of) all the priests connected with a CATHEDRAL (a general meeting of) all the members of a religious group
EX 1 Are you going to the chapter next week?
LEMMA chapter
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chapters
DEF = esp. AmE a local branch of a society, club, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA chapter house
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ac
VAR 1 chapters
DEF = the building or rooms where a CHAPTER (3) meets
EX 1
LEMMA char
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chars
DEF = CHARWOMAN
EX 1
LEMMA char
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = tea
EX 1
LEMMA charabanc
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 charabancs
DEF = becoming rare, not AmE a large public motor vehicle (COACH), esp. used for pleasure trips
EX 1
LEMMA charabanc
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 nil
DEF = becoming rare, not AmE a large public motor vehicle (COACH), esp. used for pleasure trips
EX 1
LEMMA character
POS n
FIELD1 al
FIELD2 pt
VAR 1 characters
DEF = (in writing systems which do not use letters) a sign used for representing a word in writing a written or printed mark (as a letter or figure) having a recognized meaning
EX 1 I wish this book were written in bigger characters: these are so difficult to read
LEMMA character
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 characters
DEF = the combination of qualities which makes a thing, event, place, etc., different from another
EX 1 This town isn't interesting let's go somewhere else with more character
LEMMA character
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the combination of qualities which makes a thing, event, place, etc., different from another
EX 1 This town isn't interesting let's go somewhere else with more character
LEMMA character
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 characters
DEF = the qualities which make a person different from another; moral nature
EX 1 The king is a man of good and noble character
LEMMA character
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the qualities which make a person different from another; moral nature
EX 1 The king is a man of good and noble character
LEMMA character
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = moral strength; honesty; INTEGRITY
EX 1
LEMMA character
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 characters
DEF = infml a person
EX 1 Some character just walked up and stole her bag
LEMMA character
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 characters
DEF = a person in a book, play, etc.
EX 1 I find all the characters in his new play amusing and interesting
LEMMA character
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 characters
DEF = official position; CAPACITY
EX 1 He was there in his character as a town official
LEMMA character
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 characters
DEF = esp. BrE a usu. written statement of a person's qualities and abilities; REFERENCE
EX 1 My new employer asked for a character of me from my old teacher
LEMMA character
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 characters
DEF = rare fame, good or bad; REPUTATION
EX 1 He's got himself the character of a thief
LEMMA character
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 characters
DEF = infml an odd or humorous person
EX 1 She's a real character, she makes everyone laugh
LEMMA characteristic
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 characteristics
DEF = a special and easily recognized quality of someone or something
EX 1 A useful characteristic of the cat is its ability to catch and kill mice
LEMMA characterization
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 characterizations
DEF = (an example of) the act or practice of characterizing (CHARACTERIZE (1))
EX 1 His characterization of me as untrustworthy is totally false
LEMMA characterization
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (an example of) the act or practice of characterizing (CHARACTERIZE (1))
EX 1 His characterization of me as untrustworthy is totally false
LEMMA charade
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 charades
DEF = an act or position which is easily seen to be false or foolish
EX 1
LEMMA charades
POS n
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 charadeses
DEF = a game in which words are acted by players, often part (SYLLABLE) by part, until guessed by other players
EX 1
LEMMA charades
POS n
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a game in which words are acted by players, often part (SYLLABLE) by part, until guessed by other players
EX 1
LEMMA charcoal
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (pieces of) the black substance made by burning wood in a closed container with little air, burnt in fires to give heat or used in sticks for drawing with
EX 1
LEMMA charcoal
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 charcoals
DEF = also charcoal draw.ing /'-- "--/_ a picture made by drawing on paper with this material
EX 1 That's a beautiful charcoal you did of my wife
LEMMA charcoal burner
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 charcoals
DEF = a person (esp. in former times) whose job is burning wood to make CHARCOAL (1)
EX 1
LEMMA chard
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chards
DEF = a type of plant with a large root and large juicy leaves and stems, grown as a vegetable
EX 1
LEMMA chard
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the leaves and stems of this plant cooked and eaten as food, like SPINACH
EX 1
LEMMA charge
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 charges
DEF = the price asked or paid for an article or service
EX 1 The charge for a front-row seat is L5
LEMMA charge
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = care; control; responsibility
EX 1 I've got charge of your class tomorrow so you must do as I tell you
LEMMA charge
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 charges
DEF = a person or thing for which one is responsible a duty; responsibility
EX 1 My charge is to win the souls of men
LEMMA charge
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 charges
DEF = an order; command
EX 1 The old servant died happy, having fulfilled his master's charge
LEMMA charge
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 charges
DEF = a spoken or written statement blaming a person for a crime, for breaking the law, or for doing something morally wrong
EX 1 The charge was murder
LEMMA charge
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 charges
DEF = a rushing forceful attack
EX 1
LEMMA charge
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 charges
DEF = the amount of explosive to be fired at one time
EX 1
LEMMA charge
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 charges
DEF = (a quantity of) electricity put into a BATTERY (2) or other electrical apparatus
EX 1
LEMMA charge
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a quantity of) electricity put into a BATTERY (2) or other electrical apparatus
EX 1
LEMMA charge
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 charges
DEF = sl (a piece of) excitement
EX 1 They seem to get a charge out of playing this game
LEMMA charge account
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 charges
DEF = CREDIT ACCOUNT
EX 1
LEMMA charge d'affaires
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 charges
DEF = an official below the rank of minister who takes the place of his government's representative (AMBASSADOR) during the latter's absence an official below the rank of minister who represents his government in a country to which no AMBASSADOR has been appointed
EX 1
LEMMA charger
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chargers
DEF = old use a large flat plate used for carrying and serving food, esp. meat
EX 1
LEMMA charger
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 chargers
DEF = old use or lit an army officer's horse, esp. ridden in battle
EX 1
LEMMA charge sheet
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 charges
DEF = a record kept in a police station of all people against whom a charge has been made, with information about the charge
EX 1
LEMMA chariot
POS n
FIELD1 vh
FIELD2 mi
VAR 1 chariots
DEF = a 2-wheeled horse-drawn seatless vehicle used in ancient times in battles, races, and processions
EX 1
LEMMA charioteer
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 tn
VAR 1 charioteers
DEF = the driver of a CHARIOT
EX 1
LEMMA charisma
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the special charm or personal magical qualities which cause a person to win and keep the interest and love of ordinary people
EX 1
LEMMA charisma
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 charismas
DEF = tech one of the favours of the spirit (GRACEs) given by God to a person, usu. for the good of the Church, such as the power of curing diseases
EX 1
LEMMA charity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = kindness; the feeling of generosity
EX 1 Charity made her give food to the old woman
LEMMA charity
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = Christian love for God and man
EX 1
LEMMA charity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = help to the poor; ALMS
EX 1 She was always very generous in her charity
LEMMA charity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 charities
DEF = a society or organization that gives help to the poor
EX 1
LEMMA charity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = sympathy and kindness shown when judging others
EX 1
LEMMA charity school
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 charities
DEF = (in former times) a place where poor children were given free lodgings and education
EX 1
LEMMA charlady
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 charladies
DEF = CHARWOMAN
EX 1
LEMMA charlatan
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 charlatans
DEF = a person who deceives others by falsely claiming to have a special knowledge or skill, esp. medical knowledge
EX 1 That new doctor's a charlatan; he couldn't tell I had a broken arm
LEMMA charleston
POS n
FIELD1 da
FIELD2 zn
VAR 1 Charlestons
DEF = a type of quick spirited dance, esp. popular in the 1920's
EX 1
LEMMA charlock
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 charlocks
DEF = a type of wild yellow-flowered plant of the MUSTARD family
EX 1
LEMMA charlotte
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 charlottes
DEF = cooked apple or other fruit covered with very fine pieces of bread (CRUMBs), baked and eaten as food
EX 1
LEMMA charlotte
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = cooked apple or other fruit covered with very fine pieces of bread (CRUMBs), baked and eaten as food
EX 1
LEMMA charlotte russe
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 charlottes
DEF = a dish of cake filled with whipped cream, usu. eaten as the last part of a meal
EX 1
LEMMA charlotte russe
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a dish of cake filled with whipped cream, usu. eaten as the last part of a meal
EX 1
LEMMA charm
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 charms
DEF = an act, expression, or phrase believed to have magical powers
EX 1
LEMMA charm
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 charms
DEF = an object worn to keep away evil or bring good luck
EX 1
LEMMA charm
POS n
FIELD1 jw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 charms
DEF = a small ornament worn on a chain (charm bracelet) round the wrist
EX 1
LEMMA charm
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 charms
DEF = the power or ability to please, win over, or delight
EX 1 This town has a charm you couldn't find in a big city. He needed all his charms to persuade her he was right
LEMMA charm
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the power or ability to please, win over, or delight
EX 1 This town has a charm you couldn't find in a big city. He needed all his charms to persuade her he was right
LEMMA charmer
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 charmers
DEF = a young man or woman who charms others
EX 1
LEMMA charmer
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 charmers
DEF = a person who can make snakes obey him, esp. by playing a pipelike instrument
EX 1
LEMMA charnel house
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 charnels
DEF = a place where the bodies and bones of dead people are placed
EX 1
LEMMA chart
POS n
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 go
VAR 1 charts
DEF = a map, esp. a detailed map of a sea area
EX 1
LEMMA chart
POS n
FIELD1 is
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 charts
DEF = (a sheet of paper with) information written or drawn in the form of a picture, GRAPH, etc., usu. with the intention of making it easily understood
EX 1
LEMMA charter
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 charters
DEF = a written or printed signed statement from a ruler, government, etc., giving rights, freedoms, etc., to the people, an organization, or a person
EX 1 The rights of our citizens are governed by charter
LEMMA charter
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a written or printed signed statement from a ruler, government, etc., giving rights, freedoms, etc., to the people, an organization, or a person
EX 1 The rights of our citizens are governed by charter
LEMMA charter
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 charters
DEF = a written or printed statement giving the principles, duties, and forms of a governing body or organization
EX 1 We must change our charter if we decide to allow foreigners to join our organization
LEMMA charter
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a written or printed statement giving the principles, duties, and forms of a governing body or organization
EX 1 We must change our charter if we decide to allow foreigners to join our organization
LEMMA charter
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 charters
DEF = the practice of hiring or renting cars, buses, planes, etc., for special use
EX 1 This travel firm specializes in charter (flights)
LEMMA charter
POS n
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the practice of hiring or renting cars, buses, planes, etc., for special use
EX 1 This travel firm specializes in charter (flights)
LEMMA chartered accountant
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chartereds
DEF = an ACCOUNTANT who has successfully completed his training, passed the official examinations, and has full professional recognition
EX 1
LEMMA charter member
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 charters
DEF = FOUNDER MEMBER
EX 1
LEMMA chartreuse
POS n
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 zw
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of strong sweet green or yellow alcoholic drink made by members of the Carthusian religious group
EX 1
LEMMA chartreuse
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chartreuses
DEF = (having) a yellow-green colour
EX 1
LEMMA chartreuse
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (having) a yellow-green colour
EX 1
LEMMA charwoman
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 charwomans
DEF = a woman who works as a cleaner in a house, office, or public building
EX 1
LEMMA charybdis
POS n
FIELD1 my
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 Charybdises
DEF = see SCYLLA
EX 1
LEMMA chase
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chases
DEF = an act of chasing something
EX 1 The criminal gave us a long chase before we caught him
LEMMA chase
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chases
DEF = the sport of hunting esp. foxes
EX 1 Do you like riding in the chase?
LEMMA chase
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chases
DEF = the person or thing being chased
EX 1 Our fastest ship can catch up with the chase in 2 hours
LEMMA chase
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chases
DEF = (often in place names) an area of land set aside for the breeding of wild animals for hunting and shooting
EX 1
LEMMA chase
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 chases
DEF = the barrel of a gun
EX 1
LEMMA chase
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chases
DEF = a long hollow passage in a wall, floor, etc., for holding wires and pipes
EX 1
LEMMA chaser
POS n
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chasers
DEF = a weaker alcoholic drink drunk after a stronger alcoholic drink, or between stronger alcoholic drinks
EX 1
LEMMA chasm
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 chasms
DEF = a very deep crack or opening in the surface of the earth or ice
EX 1 (fig.) There was a (deep) political chasm between the 2 countries which nearly led to war
LEMMA chassis
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chassises
DEF = the framework on which the body and working parts of a vehicle, radio, etc. are fastened or built
EX 1
LEMMA chassis
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chassises
DEF = the frame and working parts of a car, radio, etc., as opposed to its body
EX 1
LEMMA chassis
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chassises
DEF = the landing apparatus of a plane
EX 1
LEMMA chassis
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 chassises
DEF = humor a human body, esp. that of an attractive woman
EX 1 She's got quite a chassis!
LEMMA chastisement
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chastisements
DEF = (a) severe punishment
EX 1
LEMMA chastisement
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a) severe punishment
EX 1
LEMMA chastity
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state of being sexually pure
EX 1 Defend your chastity if you want to stay morally pure
LEMMA chastity belt
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chastities
DEF = a special belt worn by a woman in former times to prevent her from having sexual relations
EX 1
LEMMA chasuble
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 cl
VAR 1 chasubles
DEF = a loose-fitting garment without arms worn by some Christian priests at religious services, esp. the MASS (1)
EX 1
LEMMA chat
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chats
DEF = a friendly informal conversation
EX 1
LEMMA chat
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the action of CHATting@1 (1)
EX 1 We need less chat and more work if we're to finish this job today
LEMMA chat
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chats
DEF = esp. BrE worthless and sometimes unkind talk, GOSSIP
EX 1
LEMMA chateau
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 chateaus
DEF = a castle or large country house in France
EX 1
LEMMA chatelaine
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chatelaines
DEF = the female owner, or wife of the owner, of a large country house or castle
EX 1
LEMMA chatelaine
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chatelaines
DEF = rare a set of ornamental chains fastened to a woman's belt for carrying small articles such as keys
EX 1
LEMMA chattel
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chattels
DEF = an article of movable property (esp. in the phr. goods and chattels)
EX 1
LEMMA chattel
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 hi
VAR 1 chattels
DEF = (esp. in former times) a slave
EX 1
LEMMA chatter
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = rapid informal unimportant conversation
EX 1 I dislike chatter at the best of times but especially when I'm trying to work
LEMMA chatter
POS n
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a rapid knocking sound made by teeth, machines, etc., or the rapid speechlike sounds made by certain animals and birds
EX 1 The chatter of the enemy's guns could be heard in the city
LEMMA chatterbox
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chatterboxes
DEF = a person, esp. a child, who talks a lot
EX 1
LEMMA chauffeur
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 au
VAR 1 chauffeurs
DEF = a person employed to drive someone's car
EX 1
LEMMA chauffeur
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 au
VAR 1 chauffeurs
DEF = a person employed to drive someone's car
EX 1
LEMMA chauvinism
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 so
VAR 1 nil
DEF = very great and often blind admiration of one's country; proud belief that one's country is politically, morally, and militarily, better than all others
EX 1
LEMMA chauvinism
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = unreasoned belief that the sex to which one belongs is better than the other sex
EX 1 People who favour equal rights for women must fight against male chauvinism wherever it appears
LEMMA chauvinist
POS n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 chauvinists
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 n
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 chauvinists
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 cheapskate
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cheapskates
DEF = a person who spends or gives unwillingly
EX 1
LEMMA cheapskate
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cheapskates
DEF = a person who spends or gives unwillingly
EX 1
LEMMA cheapskate
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cheapskates
DEF = a person who spends or gives unwillingly
EX 1
LEMMA cheat
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cheats
DEF = a person who cheats; dishonest person
EX 1
LEMMA cheat
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cheats
DEF = a person who cheats; dishonest person
EX 1
LEMMA cheat
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cheats
DEF = an example of cheating; dishonest, deceitful trick
EX 1 These sheets I've bought are a cheat; they're too short for the bed
LEMMA cheat
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = rare the act of cheating
EX 1
LEMMA cheat
POS n
FIELD1 cd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of card game in which 2 or more players try to win by acting deceitfully
EX 1
LEMMA check
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 checks
DEF = a stop; control; RESTRAINT
EX 1 We've kept the disease in check for a year now
LEMMA check
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a stop; control; RESTRAINT
EX 1 We've kept the disease in check for a year now
LEMMA check
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 checks
DEF = something which stops, controls, or RESTRAINs
EX 1 The woods and the river were a check on the army's advance
LEMMA check
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 checks
DEF = an examination to make certain that something is correct
EX 1 a check on the quality of all goods leaving the factory
LEMMA check
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 checks
DEF = AmE a mark or sign to show that something is correct; TICK
EX 1
LEMMA check
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 checks
DEF = a standard against which something can be examined
EX 1 Don't copy my answers completely; just use them as a check to see if yours are right
LEMMA check
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 checks
DEF = a receipt; ticket or object for claiming something
EX 1 I've lost the check for my coat
LEMMA check
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 checks
DEF = a pattern of squares
EX 1 She wore a pretty blue and white check
LEMMA check
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a pattern of squares
EX 1 She wore a pretty blue and white check
LEMMA check
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 checks
DEF = any of the squares in such a pattern
EX 1
LEMMA check
POS n
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (in CHESS) the position of the king when under direct attack from an opponent's piece(s)
EX 1
LEMMA check
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 checks
DEF = AmE & ScotE a bill at a restaurant
EX 1
LEMMA check
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 checks
DEF = AmE CHEQUE
EX 1
LEMMA checkbook
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 checkbooks
DEF = CHEQUEBOOK
EX 1
LEMMA checker
POS n
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 checkers
DEF = DRAUGHT (8)
EX 1
LEMMA checkerboard
POS n
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 checkerboards
DEF = esp. AmE DRAUGHTBOARD
EX 1
LEMMA checkerboard
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 checkerboards
DEF = something with a pattern of squares like this
EX 1
LEMMA checkers
POS n
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 nil
DEF = DRAUGHTS
EX 1
LEMMA checking account
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 checkings
DEF = CURRENT ACCOUNT
EX 1
LEMMA checklist
POS n
FIELD1 is
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 checklists
DEF = a complete list of books, goods, voters, etc., so arranged as to provide an easy means of finding information about these things; CATALOGUE
EX 1
LEMMA checkmate
POS n
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 checkmates
DEF = (in CHESS) the position of a king when under direct attack from an opponent's pieces from which escape is impossible
EX 1 The game ended with a checkmate. I can force (you into) checkmate in 6 moves
LEMMA checkmate
POS n
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (in CHESS) the position of a king when under direct attack from an opponent's pieces from which escape is impossible
EX 1 The game ended with a checkmate. I can force (you into) checkmate in 6 moves
LEMMA checkmate
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 checkmates
DEF = (a) complete defeat
EX 1
LEMMA checkmate
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a) complete defeat
EX 1
LEMMA checkoff
POS n
FIELD1 lb
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the removal of trade union payments from a worker's pay by the employer at the request of the union
EX 1
LEMMA checkout
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 checkouts
DEF = a desk in a self-service shop where one shows the goods one has chosen and pays for them
EX 1
LEMMA checkout
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 checkouts
DEF = the time at which a guest must leave a hotel room or be charged for another day
EX 1 Checkout is at midday in this hotel
LEMMA checkpoint
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 checkpoints
DEF = a place where a CHECK@1 (3) is made on people, traffic, goods, etc.
EX 1 There are a number of checkpoints on the border between East and West Berlin
LEMMA checkrail
POS n
FIELD1 rr
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 checkrails
DEF = GUARDRAIL (2)
EX 1
LEMMA checkrein
POS n
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 checkreins
DEF = a short leather belt (REIN) used for preventing a horse from lowering its head a short leather belt (REIN) used for for joining together the REINs of 2 horses, working as a team
EX 1
LEMMA checkroom
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 checkrooms
DEF = CLOAKROOM (1)
EX 1
LEMMA checkroom
POS n
FIELD1 rr
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 checkrooms
DEF = LEFT-LUGGAGE OFFICE
EX 1
LEMMA checkup
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 checkups
DEF = a general medical examination
EX 1 You look tired and ill; why don't you have a checkup? His doctor gave him a checkup and found nothing wrong
LEMMA cheddar
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (often cap.) a type of firm smooth usu. yellowish cheese
EX 1
LEMMA cheek
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 cheeks
DEF = a fleshy part on either side of the face below the eye, esp., in human beings
EX 1 Her cheeks went red after she ran up the stairs
LEMMA cheek
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 cheeks
DEF = infml either of the 2 soft fleshy parts at the back lower end of the body, esp. in human beings; BUTTOCK
EX 1
LEMMA cheek
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = infml bold disrespectful rude behaviour
EX 1
LEMMA cheekbone
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 cheekbones
DEF = the bone above the cheek, just below the eyes
EX 1
LEMMA cheep
POS n
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 cheeps
DEF = (to make) the weak high noise made by young birds
EX 1
LEMMA cheep
POS n
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 cheeps
DEF = (to make) the weak high noise made by young birds
EX 1
LEMMA cheer
POS n
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cheers
DEF = a shout of praise, encouragement, etc.
EX 1 You can hear the cheers of the crowd 2 miles away from the football ground
LEMMA cheer
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = happiness of mind; good spirits; gaiety
EX 1 He's always full of cheer in summer
LEMMA cheerleader
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cheerleaders
DEF = (esp. in the US) a person who calls for and directs cheering, as at a football match
EX 1
LEMMA cheese
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cheeses
DEF = (any of many kinds of) soft or firm solid food made from pressed and sometimes ripened milk solids (CURDs)
EX 1 cheese made from the milk of cows, sheep, or goats a very good cheese
LEMMA cheese
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (any of many kinds of) soft or firm solid food made from pressed and sometimes ripened milk solids (CURDs)
EX 1 cheese made from the milk of cows, sheep, or goats a very good cheese
LEMMA cheese
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cheeses
DEF = usu. a large shaped and wrapped quantity of this
EX 1
LEMMA cheesecake
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 cheesecakes
DEF = a type of cake in or on a sweet pastry case, made from a mixture containing soft or unripe cheese
EX 1
LEMMA cheesecake
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of cake in or on a sweet pastry case, made from a mixture containing soft or unripe cheese
EX 1
LEMMA cheesecake
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = sl becoming rare photographs of pretty women with few clothes on
EX 1
LEMMA cheesecloth
POS n
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a very light thin cotton cloth used for putting round some kinds of cheeses
EX 1
LEMMA cheesecloth
POS n
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a heavier, thicker cotton cloth used for making garments, esp. shirts
EX 1
LEMMA cheeseparing
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cheeseparings
DEF = (marked by) great carefulness when giving or spending money
EX 1
LEMMA cheeseparing
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (marked by) great carefulness when giving or spending money
EX 1
LEMMA cheetah
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 zy
VAR 1 cheetahs
DEF = a type of long-legged swift-moving spotted African animal of the cat family, about the size of a small LEOPARD and able to be trained to hunt deer or other animals
EX 1
LEMMA chef
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 chefs
DEF = a skilled male cook, esp. the chief cook in a hotel or restaurant
EX 1
LEMMA chef d'oeuvre
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chefs
DEF = the best piece of work by an artist, writer, etc.; MASTERPIECE
EX 1
LEMMA chemical
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 chemicals
DEF = any substance used in or produced by chemistry; any of the substances known as ELEMENTs (6) or the COMPOUNDs@3 (1) formed from them
EX 1
LEMMA chemise
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chemises
DEF = a woman's simple dress that hangs straight from the shoulder
EX 1
LEMMA chemist
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 chemists
DEF = a scientist who specializes in chemistry
EX 1
LEMMA chemist
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 rx
VAR 1 chemists
DEF = also ( fml) pharmacist, (AmE druggist)_ BrE a person skilled in the making of medicine
EX 1
LEMMA chemist
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 rx
VAR 1 chemists
DEF = also ( fml) pharmacist, (AmE druggist) BrE_ a person who owns or runs a shop (( fml) pharmacy, BrE chemist's, (AmE) drugstore) where esp. medicines are sold
EX 1
LEMMA chemistry
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the science which studies the substances (ELEMENTs) which make up the earth, universe, and living things, how these substances combine with each other, and how they behave under different conditions
EX 1
LEMMA chemistry
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the chemical make-up and behaviour of a substance
EX 1 He's trying to learn more about the chemistry of lead
LEMMA chemotherapy
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the use of chemical substances to treat and control diseases
EX 1
LEMMA chenille
POS n
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = twisted thread which is wool, cotton, silk or man-made, having a soft smooth brush-like surface and used for ornamenting dresses, curtains, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA chenille
POS n
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = material made from this thread
EX 1
LEMMA cheque
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 cheques
DEF = a written order to a bank, usu. made on a specially printed sheet of paper supplied by the bank, to pay a certain sum of money from one's bank account to another person
EX 1 I'd like to pay by cheque, please, rather than in CASH (1)
LEMMA cheque
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a written order to a bank, usu. made on a specially printed sheet of paper supplied by the bank, to pay a certain sum of money from one's bank account to another person
EX 1 I'd like to pay by cheque, please, rather than in CASH (1)
LEMMA cheque
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 cheques
DEF = a small printed sheet of paper supplied by a bank to someone who has an account with it, on which such an order can be written
EX 1 Can you please let me have 30 cheques?
LEMMA chequebook
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 chequebooks
DEF = a book of new cheques supplied by a bank to a person who has an account with it
EX 1
LEMMA cheque card
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 cheques
DEF = a card given by a bank to those who have an account with it, which promises that the bank will pay out the money written on their cheques up to a certain amount
EX 1
LEMMA cheroot
POS n
FIELD1 to
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cheroots
DEF = tech a CIGAR with both ends cut square
EX 1
LEMMA cheroot
POS n
FIELD1 to
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cheroots
DEF = sl CIGAR
EX 1
LEMMA cherry
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 cherries
DEF = a type of small soft fleshy red, yellow, or black round fruit with a stonelike seed in the middle
EX 1
LEMMA cherry
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cherries
DEF = also cherry-tree /"-- -/_ the tree on which this fruit grows
EX 1
LEMMA cherry
POS n
FIELD1 fr
FIELD2 zw
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the wood of this tree
EX 1 Is that chair made of cherry?
LEMMA cherry
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cherries
DEF = sl VIRGINITY (esp. in the phr. lose one's cherry)
EX 1
LEMMA cherry
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cherries
DEF = (having) a varying but usu. middle red colour
EX 1
LEMMA cherry
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (having) a varying but usu. middle red colour
EX 1
LEMMA cherry
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cherries
DEF = (having) a varying but usu. middle red colour
EX 1
LEMMA cherub
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 cherubs
DEF = one of God's winged attendants (ANGELs) described in the Bible as having various forms, usu. shown in paintings as a beautiful fat child
EX 1
LEMMA cherub
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cherubs
DEF = a beautiful and usu. winged child in paintings
EX 1
LEMMA cherub
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cherubs
DEF = a sweet pretty guiltless-looking person, esp. a child
EX 1
LEMMA cherub
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cherubs
DEF = a sweet pretty guiltless-looking person, esp. a child
EX 1
LEMMA chervil
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = any of several types of strong-smelling garden plants (HERBs) with divided leaves
EX 1
LEMMA chervil
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the dried leaves of this plant used to give a special taste to food
EX 1
LEMMA chess
POS n
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a game for 2 players each of whom starts with 16 pieces (chessmen) which can be moved according to fixed rules across a chessboard in an attempt to trap (CHECKMATE) the opponent's king
EX 1
LEMMA chessboard
POS n
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 chessboards
DEF = a square board with 64 black and white squares, each square being next to a square of a different colour, on which CHESS or DRAUGHTS is played
EX 1
LEMMA chessman
POS n
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 chessmans
DEF = any of the 32 pieces used in playing CHESS
EX 1
LEMMA chest
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 chests
DEF = the upper front part of the body enclosing the heart and lungs
EX 1
LEMMA chest
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chests
DEF = a large strong box in which valuable objects are kept, goods packed, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA chest
POS n
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chests
DEF = the quantity contained in such a box
EX 1 a chest of tea
LEMMA chesterfield
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chesterfields
DEF = a type of SINGLE-BREASTED coat for men made so that buttons do not show and having a smooth soft (VELVET) collar
EX 1
LEMMA chesterfield
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 hh
VAR 1 chesterfields
DEF = a type of long seat (COUCH) with a back and sides, thickly covered with comfortable soft material
EX 1
LEMMA chestnut
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 chestnuts
DEF = a smooth reddish-brown nut that stays enclosed in a prickly case until ripe, eaten raw or cooked
EX 1
LEMMA chestnut
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chestnuts
DEF = also chestnut tree /"-- '-/_ the tree on which this nut grows
EX 1
LEMMA chestnut
POS n
FIELD1 fr
FIELD2 zw
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the wood of this tree
EX 1 Is that table made of chestnut?
LEMMA chestnut
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chestnuts
DEF = a reddish-brown horse
EX 1
LEMMA chestnut
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chestnuts
DEF = infml a joke or story so old and well-known that it is not funny
EX 1 His speeches are always full of old chestnuts
LEMMA chestnut
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chestnuts
DEF = (having) a deep reddish-brown colour
EX 1
LEMMA chestnut
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (having) a deep reddish-brown colour
EX 1
LEMMA chestnut
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chestnuts
DEF = (having) a deep reddish-brown colour
EX 1
LEMMA chest of drawers
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 hh
VAR 1 chests
DEF = a piece of furniture with several drawers usu. used for holding clothes
EX 1
LEMMA cheval glass
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 hh
VAR 1 chevals
DEF = a long movable mirror held in an upright frame
EX 1
LEMMA chevalier
POS n
FIELD1 or
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chevaliers
DEF = a member of certain honourable groups or ORDERs@1 (16)
EX 1 a Chevalier of the LEGION of Honour in France
LEMMA chevalier
POS n
FIELD1 or
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chevaliers
DEF = KNIGHT a male member of the lowest rank of French noblemen
EX 1
LEMMA chevalier
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chevaliers
DEF = a brave polite honourable (CHIVALROUS) man
EX 1
LEMMA chevron
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 cl
VAR 1 chevrons
DEF = a piece of cloth in the shape \uc\ or \dc\, one (or more) of which, on the SLEEVEs (1) of a police or armed forces uniform, shows the wearer's rank
EX 1
LEMMA chew
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chews
DEF = the act of CHEWing
EX 1 I'll think about it while I have a chew
LEMMA chew
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 to
VAR 1 chews
DEF = a sweet or piece of tobacco made to be CHEWed but not swallowed
EX 1 a chew of tobacco
LEMMA chewing gum
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a sweet sticky plastic substance usu. having a special taste made to be CHEWed@1 (1) but not swallowed
EX 1
LEMMA chi
POS n
FIELD1 al
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 chis
DEF = the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet
EX 1
LEMMA chi
POS n
FIELD1 al
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 chis
DEF = the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet
EX 1
LEMMA chianti
POS n
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a red Italian table wine which is neither sweet nor BUBBLY@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA chiaroscuro
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = representation of something in art, using light and shadow without regard to colour, esp. so as to give a feeling of depth
EX 1
LEMMA chiaroscuro
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the arrangement or treatment of light and dark parts in a picture
EX 1
LEMMA chiaroscuro
POS n
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chiaroscuros
DEF = a painting made using only black, brown, and white
EX 1
LEMMA chic
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chics
DEF = (showing) good style
EX 1 I like your chic hat. She wears her clothes with chic
LEMMA chic
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (showing) good style
EX 1 I like your chic hat. She wears her clothes with chic
LEMMA chic
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chics
DEF = (showing) good style
EX 1 I like your chic hat. She wears her clothes with chic
LEMMA chicanery
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = deception by false reasoning in order to gain an advantage
EX 1
LEMMA chicanery
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chicaneries
DEF = (a piece of) deceitful practice, esp. in law
EX 1
LEMMA chicanery
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a piece of) deceitful practice, esp. in law
EX 1
LEMMA chicano
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Chicanos
DEF = a Mexican-American
EX 1
LEMMA chick
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chicks
DEF = a young chicken
EX 1
LEMMA chick
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chicks
DEF = the young of any bird
EX 1
LEMMA chick
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chicks
DEF = sl a young woman
EX 1 I like the look of that chick
LEMMA chick
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chicks
DEF = sl a young woman
EX 1 I like the look of that chick
LEMMA chicken
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chickens
DEF = a hen (or perhaps COCK@1 (1)), esp. when young but older than a CHICK (1)
EX 1
LEMMA chicken
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chickens
DEF = one of the young of any bird
EX 1
LEMMA chicken
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 am
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the meat of the young hen (or COCK@1 (1)) cooked and eaten as food
EX 1 Do you like boiled chicken?
LEMMA chicken
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chickens
DEF = sl (used esp. by children) a person who lacks courage; COWARD
EX 1 You're a chicken; that's why you won't climb the tree
LEMMA chicken
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chickens
DEF = sl (used esp. by children) a person who lacks courage; COWARD
EX 1 You're a chicken; that's why you won't climb the tree
LEMMA chicken
POS n
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 zk
VAR 1 nil
DEF = infml a children's game to test one's courage
EX 1
LEMMA chickenfeed
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a small unimportant amount of money
EX 1 The bank offered to lend us L1000 but it's chicken feed compared to what we need
LEMMA chicken pox
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a disease, caught esp. by children, that is marked by a slight fever and spots on the skin
EX 1
LEMMA chickpea
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chickpeas
DEF = a type of small bushy plant grown for its small round PEAlike (1) seeds
EX 1
LEMMA chickpea
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chickpeas
DEF = a seed of this plant, larger than the common PEA and eaten as food
EX 1
LEMMA chickweed
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = any of various types of low-growing small-leaved usu. white-flowered plants, liked and eaten by birds
EX 1
LEMMA chicle
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the thickened juice (GUM) of a tropical American tree used in making CHEWING GUM
EX 1
LEMMA chicory
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 u.
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of thick-rooted blue-flowered European plant grown for its roots and leaves
EX 1
LEMMA chicory
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the leaves of this plant eaten raw as a vegetable
EX 1
LEMMA chicory
POS n
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a powder made from the dried crushed roots of this plant and added to coffee to give a special taste
EX 1
LEMMA chief
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chiefs
DEF = a leader; ruler; person with highest rank; head of a party, organization, etc.
EX 1 The king is chief of the armed forces by right. The chief of (the) police (department) demanded severe punishments for criminals
LEMMA chief
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chiefs
DEF = a leader; ruler; person with highest rank; head of a party, organization, etc.
EX 1 The king is chief of the armed forces by right. The chief of (the) police (department) demanded severe punishments for criminals
LEMMA chief
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chiefs
DEF = a leader; ruler; person with highest rank; head of a party, organization, etc.
EX 1 The king is chief of the armed forces by right. The chief of (the) police (department) demanded severe punishments for criminals
LEMMA chief
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chiefs
DEF = sl BOSS
EX 1
LEMMA chief
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chiefs
DEF = sl BOSS
EX 1
LEMMA chief
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chiefs
DEF = sl BOSS
EX 1
LEMMA chief
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chiefs
DEF = infml (used as a polite form of address by one man to another)
EX 1 "Where to, chief?" the taxi-driver asked me
LEMMA chief
POS n
FIELD1 he
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chiefs
DEF = (in HERALDRY (1)) the top part of a personal shield
EX 1
LEMMA chief constable
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chiefs
DEF = (in Britain) an officer in charge of the police in a large area
EX 1
LEMMA chief inspector
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 chiefs
DEF = (esp. in Britain) a police officer of middle rank
EX 1
LEMMA chief inspector
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 chiefs
DEF = (esp. in Britain) a police officer of middle rank
EX 1
LEMMA chief justice
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 chiefs
DEF = the head judge of a court of justice
EX 1
LEMMA chief justice
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 chiefs
DEF = the head judge of a court of justice
EX 1
LEMMA chief of staff
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 chiefs
DEF = a high ranking officer in the armed forces who serves as main adviser to a commander
EX 1
LEMMA chief of staff
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 chiefs
DEF = (in the US armed forces) the commanding officer of the army or air force
EX 1 He became (the) chief of staff in 1976
LEMMA chief superintendent
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 chiefs
DEF = (in Britain) a police officer of high rank
EX 1
LEMMA chief superintendent
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 chiefs
DEF = (in Britain) a police officer of high rank
EX 1
LEMMA chieftain
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ap
VAR 1 chieftains
DEF = the leader of a tribe or other such group, esp. of a Scottish CLAN (1); chief
EX 1
LEMMA chiffon
POS n
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a soft smooth thin transparent silky material used for scarves (SCARF), dresses, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA chiffonier
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chiffoniers
DEF = a narrow ornamental piece of furniture with several drawers (CHEST OF DRAWERS), often with a movable mirror fixed on the top
EX 1
LEMMA chiffonier
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chiffoniers
DEF = a low movable cupboard with a top that can be used as a side table at meals
EX 1
LEMMA chigger
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chiggers
DEF = JIGGER (1)
EX 1
LEMMA chignon
POS n
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 chignons
DEF = a knot of hair worn by a woman at the back of the head
EX 1
LEMMA chihuahua
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chihuahuas
DEF = a type of very small dog
EX 1
LEMMA chilblain
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 chilblains
DEF = a red painful swelling or sore usu. on the toes, ears, or fingers, caused by coldness and poor blood supply
EX 1
LEMMA child
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 childs
DEF = an unborn or recently born person
EX 1 My wife lost her first child a month before it should have been born
LEMMA child
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 childs
DEF = a young human being from the time of birth to the completion of bodily development
EX 1
LEMMA child
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 childs
DEF = a young human being from the time of birth to the completion of bodily development
EX 1
LEMMA child
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 childs
DEF = a son or daughter
EX 1 We've got 5 children. (fig.) Moses led the children of Israel out of Egypt
LEMMA child
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 childs
DEF = derog someone who behaves childishly an inexperienced person
EX 1 I'm a child when it comes to money matters/a child in money matters
LEMMA child
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 childs
DEF = a person very influenced by another person, place, or state of affairs
EX 1 At university one could tell he was Marx's child just from hearing him speak
LEMMA child
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 childs
DEF = product; result
EX 1 The atomic bomb is the child of 20th century scientific developments
LEMMA childbearing
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of giving birth to children
EX 1 The woman was too old for childbearing when she married
LEMMA childbirth
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of giving birth to a child
EX 1
LEMMA childhood
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 childhoods
DEF = the time or condition of being a child
EX 1 The Russian nobles taught their children from childhood to speak French
LEMMA childhood
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the time or condition of being a child
EX 1 The Russian nobles taught their children from childhood to speak French
LEMMA child prodigy
POS n
FIELD1 eo
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 childs
DEF = INFANT PRODIGY
EX 1
LEMMA child's play
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = something very easy to do
EX 1 Driving a car isn't child's play even when you've had practice
LEMMA child's play
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = something not very important
EX 1 His illness is child's play when you think of how serious it might have been
LEMMA chill
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 chills
DEF = an illness marked by coldness and shaking of the body
EX 1
LEMMA chill
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chills
DEF = a certain coldness
EX 1 There was a chill in the air this morning, wasn't there?
LEMMA chill
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chills
DEF = a discouraging feeling, often of fear; a lowering of spirits
EX 1 The bad news put a chill into us all
LEMMA chiller
POS n
FIELD1 mt
FIELD2 zf
VAR 1 chillers
DEF = an apparatus (such as a MOULD@2 (1)) for quickly making cold the surface of hot liquid metal
EX 1
LEMMA chiller
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chillers
DEF = infml a story of murder, violence, etc., that causes fear, anxiety, and uncertainty in the mind (SUSPENSE)
EX 1
LEMMA chilli
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chillis
DEF = the very hot-tasting seed case of the PEPPER plant
EX 1
LEMMA chilli
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a hot red powder made from this, used for giving a special taste to food
EX 1
LEMMA chilli
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = also chilli con car.ne /'tSIli kEn "kA
EX 1 ni=-Arni/_ a cooked dish of meat and beans given a special taste by the addition of this powder, and common in the western US
LEMMA chime
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 chimes
DEF = the sound made by a set of bells
EX 1 Listen to the chimes of the church bells
LEMMA chime
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 chimes
DEF = a musical sound like this
EX 1 The chime of the clock woke him up
LEMMA chime
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 chimes
DEF = a set of bells, each having a different note, rung to produce a musical tune
EX 1
LEMMA chime
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 chimes
DEF = a musical instrument which makes a bell-like sound when struck
EX 1
LEMMA chime
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chimes
DEF = lit agreement; HARMONY
EX 1 There was a happy chime of belief and practice in everything she did
LEMMA chimera
POS n
FIELD1 my
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chimeras
DEF = an imaginary terrible creature (MONSTER) made up of parts of different animals
EX 1
LEMMA chimera
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chimeras
DEF = a hope, idea, dream, etc., that can never become true; unreal fancy
EX 1
LEMMA chimera
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 chimeras
DEF = tech a plant or animal produced by mixing cells from different types of plant, animals, etc., together
EX 1
LEMMA chimney
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chimneys
DEF = a hollow passage often rising above the roof of a building which allows smoke and gases to pass from a fire or very hot substance
EX 1 Every northern town seems to have lots of factory chimneys pouring smoke into the air
LEMMA chimney
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chimneys
DEF = a glass tube often wide at the centre and narrow at the top, put around a flame as in an oil lamp
EX 1
LEMMA chimney
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 chimneys
DEF = tech a deep narrow upward passage in a cliff or rock
EX 1
LEMMA chimneybreast
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chimneybreasts
DEF = the wall which stands out into a room, with the fire at its centre
EX 1
LEMMA chimney corner
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chimneys
DEF = a space built into an old-fashioned CHIMNEYBREAST with enough room for a seat on either side of the fire
EX 1 The ancient inn had a chimney corner where old men could sit close to the fire
LEMMA chimneypiece
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 bl
VAR 1 chimneypieces
DEF = a wooden or brick ornamental covering fixed onto or built into the wall above and around the fire
EX 1
LEMMA chimneypot
POS n
FIELD1 bl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chimneypots
DEF = a short EARTHENWARE or metal pipe sometimes fixed to the top of a chimney, esp. to carry off the smoke
EX 1
LEMMA chimneystack
POS n
FIELD1 bl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chimneystacks
DEF = (AmE usu. smokestack)_ the tall part of a chimney which rises above the roof of a building such as a factory
EX 1
LEMMA chimneystack
POS n
FIELD1 bl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chimneystacks
DEF = BrE a group of several small chimneys sticking up from the roof of a house
EX 1
LEMMA chimneysweep
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chimneysweeps
DEF = a person whose job is cleaning the insides of chimneys (esp. a young boy in former times)
EX 1
LEMMA chimpanzee
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 y.
VAR 1 chimpanzees
DEF = a large dark-haired African monkey-like animal (APE) smaller and less fierce than a GORILLA
EX 1
LEMMA chin
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 chins
DEF = the front part of the face (esp. of a human being) where it stands out slightly below the mouth
EX 1
LEMMA china
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ce
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a hard white substance made by baking fine clay at high temperatures
EX 1
LEMMA china
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ce
VAR 1 nil
DEF = plates, cups, etc., made from this or a substance like this; CROCKERY
EX 1 Please lay the table with the best china
LEMMA china clay
POS n
FIELD1 ce
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of very fine clay used in making CHINA (1); KAOLIN
EX 1
LEMMA china closet
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 hh
VAR 1 chinas
DEF = a cupboard, often with glass doors, where CHINA (2) is stored or shown
EX 1
LEMMA chinatown
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 Chinatowns
DEF = an area in a city where there are Chinese shops, restaurants, and clubs, and where many Chinese people live
EX 1
LEMMA chinatown
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 Chinatowns
DEF = an area in a city where there are Chinese shops, restaurants, and clubs, and where many Chinese people live
EX 1
LEMMA chinaware
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ce
VAR 1 nil
DEF = CHINA (2)
EX 1
LEMMA chinchilla
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 zq
VAR 1 chinchillas
DEF = a type of small South American SQUIRREL-like animal with a long tail, strong back legs, and soft pale grey fur
EX 1
LEMMA chinchilla
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 zq
VAR 1 chinchillas
DEF = a type of small South American SQUIRREL-like animal with a long tail, strong back legs, and soft pale grey fur
EX 1
LEMMA chinchilla
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the fur of this animal
EX 1
LEMMA chinchilla
POS n
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = AmE a heavy woollen material used esp. for making coats
EX 1
LEMMA chine
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 chines
DEF = the BACKBONE (set of bones down the centre of the back) of an animal body prepared for sale as meat
EX 1
LEMMA chine
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 am
VAR 1 chines
DEF = part of this with the flesh around it used as meat
EX 1
LEMMA chinese chequers
POS n
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Chineses
DEF = a game for 2-6 players in which small balls are moved from hole to hole on a board in the shape of a 6-pointed star
EX 1
LEMMA chinese chequers
POS n
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a game for 2-6 players in which small balls are moved from hole to hole on a board in the shape of a 6-pointed star
EX 1
LEMMA chinese lantern
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 fu
VAR 1 Chineses
DEF = a folding LANTERN or LANTERN-like ornament of thin coloured paper
EX 1
LEMMA chink
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chinks
DEF = a narrow crack or opening
EX 1 He watched the girls through a chink in the wall
LEMMA chink
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chinks
DEF = a narrow beam of light shining through such a crack
EX 1 There was not even a chink of light to lighten the darkness of the room
LEMMA chink
POS n
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chinks
DEF = CLINK@2
EX 1
LEMMA chink
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 Chinks
DEF = a Chinese person
EX 1
LEMMA chinook
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ml
VAR 1 chinooks
DEF = a warm wet wind that blows off the sea onto the northwest coast of America
EX 1
LEMMA chinook
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ml
VAR 1 chinooks
DEF = a warm dry wind that blows down the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains
EX 1
LEMMA chinstrap
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 mi
VAR 1 chinstraps
DEF = the band hanging down to the chin, which helps to keep a military protective hat (HELMET) firmly in place on the owner's head
EX 1
LEMMA chintz
POS n
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of cotton cloth printed with brightly coloured patterns, used for making curtains, furniture covers, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA chinwag
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chinwags
DEF = an informal conversation; CHAT
EX 1
LEMMA chin-wagging
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = CHINWAG
EX 1
LEMMA chip
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chips
DEF = a small piece as of brick, wood, paint, etc., broken off something
EX 1 a chip of wood
LEMMA chip
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chips
DEF = a crack or mark left when a small piece is broken off or knocked out of an object
EX 1 I was annoyed to find a chip in my new table
LEMMA chip
POS n
FIELD1 gb
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 chips
DEF = a flat plastic object (COUNTER) used for representing money in certain games
EX 1
LEMMA chip
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chips
DEF = (AmE French fry)_ BrE a long thin piece of potato cooked in deep fat
EX 1
LEMMA chip
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chips
DEF = AmE & AustrE CRISP@3
EX 1
LEMMA chipboard
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of board made from waste pieces of wood, used as a building material
EX 1
LEMMA chipmunk
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 zq
VAR 1 chipmunks
DEF = a type of small American SQUIRRELlike animal with a long bushy tail, strong back legs, and bands of black and white colour along its back, often seen in trees
EX 1
LEMMA chippendale
POS n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 Chippendales
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 n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 Chippendales
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 n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 Chippendales
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 n
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = furniture in the CHIPPENDALE style
EX 1 He owns a lot of fine Chippendale
LEMMA chipping
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chippings
DEF = a small rough piece of stone used when putting new surfaces on roads, railway tracks, etc.
EX 1 Remember to drive carefully; they're putting new chippings down on the roads
LEMMA chippy
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chippies
DEF = a shop which sells cooked fish and CHIPs@1 (4)
EX 1
LEMMA chiromancy
POS n
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = PALMISTRY
EX 1
LEMMA chiropody
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zf
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the professional care and treatment of the human foot in health and disease
EX 1
LEMMA chiropractic
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the treatment of diseases by feeling and pressing by hand the bones, esp. those of the back and neck
EX 1
LEMMA chirp
POS n
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 chirps
DEF = the short sharp sound made by small birds or some insects
EX 1
LEMMA chisel
POS n
FIELD1 hw
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 chisels
DEF = a metal tool with a sharp cutting edge at the end of a blade, used for cutting into or shaping a solid material (such as wood, stone, etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA chiseller
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chisellers
DEF = a person who uses deceitful and unfair practices to get what he wants
EX 1 Don't trust him: he's a chiseller!
LEMMA chit
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chits
DEF = a young child
EX 1
LEMMA chit
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chits
DEF = often derog a spirited, bold, and sometimes disrespectful young woman
EX 1 a chit of a girl
LEMMA chit
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 chits
DEF = a short letter, esp. a signed note showing a sum of money owed (for drinks, food, etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA chitchat
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = informal conversation
EX 1
LEMMA chivalry
POS n
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (in the MIDDLE AGES) the beliefs or practices of noble soldiers (KNIGHTs) as a group
EX 1
LEMMA chivalry
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the qualities (such as bravery, honour, generosity, and kindness to the weak and poor) which this system aimed at developing in noble soldiers (KNIGHTs)
EX 1
LEMMA chivalry
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (when speaking of a man) good manners, esp. towards women
EX 1
LEMMA chivalry
POS n
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 or
VAR 1 chivalries
DEF = old use all the noble soldiers (KNIGHTs) of a country
EX 1
LEMMA chive
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chives
DEF = a type of plant related to the onion and having narrow grasslike leaves
EX 1
LEMMA chive
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 chives
DEF = (pieces of) the leaves of this plant used for giving a special taste to food
EX 1
LEMMA chloride
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 chlorides
DEF = a chemical mixture (COMPOUND) of CHLORINE with another substance
EX 1
LEMMA chloride
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a chemical mixture (COMPOUND) of CHLORINE with another substance
EX 1
LEMMA chloride
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = such a mixture used for cleaning and disinfecting
EX 1
LEMMA chlorine
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a gas that is a simple substance (ELEMENT) greenish-yellow, strong-smelling, and used for making cloth white and water pure
EX 1
LEMMA chloroform
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a colourless strong-smelling poisonous chemical liquid that becomes gas at a low temperature, used as an ANAESTHETIC (=a substance that makes people unconscious) and in industry as a SOLVENT (=a substance that softens or melts other substances)
EX 1
LEMMA chlorophyll
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 oz
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the green-coloured substance in the stems and leaves of plants that has the ability to change chemicals into the substances necessary for growth when sunlight is present
EX 1
LEMMA choc-ice
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 choc-ices
DEF = a shaped piece of ice cream with a covering of chocolate
EX 1
LEMMA chock
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chocks
DEF = a shaped piece of wood placed under something, such as a door, boat, barrel, or wheel to prevent it from moving
EX 1
LEMMA chocolate
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a solid sweet usu. brown substance made from the crushed seeds of a tropical American tree (CACAO), eaten as a sweet
EX 1
LEMMA chocolate
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chocolates
DEF = a small sweet made by covering a centre, such as a nut, with this substance
EX 1 Never eat chocolates before dinner
LEMMA chocolate
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a sweet brown powder made by crushing this substance, used for giving a special taste to sweet foods and drinks
EX 1
LEMMA chocolate
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chocolates
DEF = (a cupful of) a drink made from hot milk (and water) mixed with this powder
EX 1
LEMMA chocolate
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a cupful of) a drink made from hot milk (and water) mixed with this powder
EX 1
LEMMA chocolate
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chocolates
DEF = (having) a variable usu. brownish grey colour
EX 1 At the windows she had chocolate curtains
LEMMA chocolate
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (having) a variable usu. brownish grey colour
EX 1 At the windows she had chocolate curtains
LEMMA choice
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 choices
DEF = the act of choosing
EX 1 What influenced you when you made your choice?
LEMMA choice
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the power, right, or chance of choosing
EX 1 Have I any choice but to do as you tell me?
LEMMA choice
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 choices
DEF = someone or something chosen
EX 1 I don't like her but if she's the people's choice for president I will obey her
LEMMA choice
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 choices
DEF = a variety from which to choose
EX 1 There was a big choice of shops in the small town
LEMMA choir
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 choirs
DEF = a group of people who sing together esp. during religious services
EX 1 a church/school choir
LEMMA choir
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 rl
VAR 1 choirs
DEF = that part of a church building where such a group of people sit
EX 1 The procession of priests moved through the choir to greet the faithful (people)
LEMMA choirboy
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 rl
VAR 1 choirboys
DEF = a boy who sings in a church CHOIR (1)
EX 1
LEMMA choirmaster
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 choirmasters
DEF = the director of a CHOIR (1)
EX 1
LEMMA choir school
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ed
VAR 1 choirs
DEF = a school connected with the chief church (CATHEDRAL) of an area
EX 1
LEMMA choir screen
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ac
VAR 1 choirs
DEF = an ornamental framework which divides the CHOIR (2) from the main part of some church buildings
EX 1
LEMMA choke
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chokes
DEF = the act of choking (CHOKE@1 (1))
EX 1 One quick choke, and the old man was dead
LEMMA choke
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chokes
DEF = an apparatus that controls the amount of air going into a car engine
EX 1
LEMMA choke
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chokes
DEF = BrE sl CHOKY
EX 1
LEMMA choker
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 jw
VAR 1 chokers
DEF = a narrow band of material with a small ornament or jewel at the centre, worn very tightly round a woman's neck
EX 1
LEMMA choker
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chokers
DEF = a high tight-fitting old-fashioned stiff collar
EX 1
LEMMA choky
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chokies
DEF = prison
EX 1 He's not in the choky again, is he?
LEMMA choler
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = anger
EX 1
LEMMA cholera
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 nil
DEF = an infectious disease of tropical countries which attacks esp. the stomach and bowels, and often leads to death
EX 1
LEMMA cholesterol
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a white soapy substance found in all cells of the body, which helps to carry fats, produce oil for the skin and hair, and make body-controlling substances (HORMONEs)
EX 1
LEMMA chop
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chops
DEF = a quick short cutting blow as with an axe
EX 1 The mad murderer cut off her head with just one chop of the axe
LEMMA chop
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ga
VAR 1 chops
DEF = a short quick downward stroke or blow, directed at a ball or an opponent
EX 1
LEMMA chop
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chops
DEF = a small piece of meat usu. containing a bone
EX 1 We're having lamb chops for dinner
LEMMA chop
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chops
DEF = short quick movements as of waves
EX 1 We could feel the chop of the waves moving the boat up and down
LEMMA chop
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 xh
VAR 1 chops
DEF = (esp. in India and China) an official stamp or mark (SEAL) (esp. in India and China) an official mark on goods or coins to show the quality
EX 1
LEMMA chop
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 chops
DEF = a kind or group of goods of the same quality
EX 1
LEMMA chop
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chops
DEF = CHAP
EX 1
LEMMA chophouse
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chophouses
DEF = a restaurant specializing in meat dishes, esp. STEAK or CHOPs@2 (3)
EX 1
LEMMA chopper
POS n
FIELD1 hw
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 choppers
DEF = a heavy sharp-ended tool used for cutting meat; axe
EX 1
LEMMA chopper
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 choppers
DEF = sl HELICOPTER
EX 1
LEMMA chopper
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 choppers
DEF = tech an apparatus that interrupts an electric current, beam of light, etc., at a fixed time
EX 1
LEMMA chopper
POS n
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 choppers
DEF = sl MOTORCYCLE
EX 1
LEMMA choppers
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 chopperses
DEF = teeth
EX 1
LEMMA chopstick
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 xc
VAR 1 chopsticks
DEF = either of a pair of narrow sticks held between the thumb and fingers and used in East Asian countries for lifting food to the mouth
EX 1 When we go to a Chinese restaurant we always use chopsticks instead of a knife and fork
LEMMA chop suey
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a dish in Chinese style made of bits of vegetables and meat or fish, and served hot with rice
EX 1
LEMMA chorale
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 rl
VAR 1 chorales
DEF = (a tune for) a song of praise (HYMN) sung in a church
EX 1 a Bach chorale
LEMMA chorale
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chorales
DEF = CHOIR (1); CHORUS@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA chord
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chords
DEF = a combination of 2 or more musical notes sounded at the same time
EX 1
LEMMA chord
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 chords
DEF = a straight line joining 2 points on a curve
EX 1
LEMMA chord
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chords
DEF = a string of a stringed musical instrument
EX 1
LEMMA chord
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 chords
DEF = CORD@1
EX 1
LEMMA chore
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chores
DEF = a small bit of regular work, quickly and easily done; daily necessary job, esp. in a house or on a farm
EX 1 Each morning she would get up, do the chores, then go next door for a talk with her neighbour
LEMMA chore
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chores
DEF = a piece of uninteresting, difficult, or disliked work
EX 1 It's such a chore to do the shopping every day!
LEMMA choreographer
POS n
FIELD1 da
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 choreographers
DEF = a person who plans, arranges, and directs dances for the stage
EX 1
LEMMA choreography
POS n
FIELD1 da
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the art of dancing or of arranging dances for the stage
EX 1
LEMMA chorine
POS n
FIELD1 da
FIELD2 th
VAR 1 chorines
DEF = CHORUS GIRL
EX 1
LEMMA chorister
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 choristers
DEF = a member of a group of people who sing together (CHOIR), esp. in a church
EX 1
LEMMA chortle
POS n
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chortles
DEF = a laugh of pleasure or satisfaction
EX 1
LEMMA chortle
POS n
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chortles
DEF = a laugh of pleasure or satisfaction
EX 1
LEMMA chorus
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 choruses
DEF = a group of people who sing together
EX 1 The chorus were very good, weren't they?
LEMMA chorus
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 choruses
DEF = a piece of music written to be sung by such a group
EX 1
LEMMA chorus
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 choruses
DEF = a group of dancers, singers, or actors who play a supporting part in a film or show
EX 1
LEMMA chorus
POS n
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 choruses
DEF = a piece of music played or sung after each group of lines (VERSE) of a song
EX 1
LEMMA chorus
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 choruses
DEF = something said by many people at one time
EX 1 The minister's speech was met with a chorus of shouts
LEMMA chorus
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 choruses
DEF = tech (in ancient Greek plays) a group of actors who used poetry and music to explain or give opinions on the action of the play tech (in Elizabethan plays) a person who makes a speech before, after, or during the play explaining or giving opinions on the action of the play
EX 1
LEMMA chorus girl
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 choruses
DEF = a young woman who sings or dances in a CHORUS@1 (3)
EX 1
LEMMA chow
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = food
EX 1
LEMMA chow
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 xc
VAR 1 chows
DEF = a type of dog originally bred in China
EX 1
LEMMA chowder
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a thick soup prepared from bits of sea animals (SHELLFISH), vegetables, meat, and often milk
EX 1
LEMMA chowder
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a thick soup like this
EX 1
LEMMA chow mein
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a dish in Chinese style made of bits of meat and cooked vegetables served hot, often with cooked NOODLEs
EX 1
LEMMA christ
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 Christs
DEF = also Jesus Christ_ the man who established Christianity, considered by Christians to be the son of God and to be still alive in heaven where he forms one of the 3 persons of the TRINITY
EX 1
LEMMA christ
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 Christs
DEF = also Jesus Christ_ the man who established Christianity, considered by Christians to be the son of God and to be still alive in heaven where he forms one of the 3 persons of the TRINITY
EX 1
LEMMA christ
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Christs
DEF = MESSIAH (1)
EX 1
LEMMA christ
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Christs
DEF = MESSIAH (1)
EX 1
LEMMA christ
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Christs
DEF = MESSIAH (1)
EX 1
LEMMA christendom
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = all Christian people in general
EX 1
LEMMA christendom
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 nil
DEF = old use the Christian countries of the world
EX 1
LEMMA christening
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 christenings
DEF = the Christian ceremony of BAPTISM or of naming a person, usu. a child
EX 1
LEMMA christening
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the Christian ceremony of BAPTISM or of naming a person, usu. a child
EX 1
LEMMA christian
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 Christians
DEF = a person who believes in the teachings of Jesus Christ infml (used by and of believers in these teachings) a good person
EX 1
LEMMA christian
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 Christians
DEF = a person who is a member of a Christian church by BAPTISM (1)
EX 1
LEMMA christian era
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ca
VAR 1 Christians
DEF = the period of history from the birth of Christ to the present day
EX 1
LEMMA christianity
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 Christianities
DEF = the religion based on the life and teachings of CHRIST@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA christianity
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the condition or fact of being a follower of any of the various branches of this religion
EX 1 I have never doubted his Christianity although he's always been unkind to me
LEMMA christianity
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = CHRISTENDOM (1)
EX 1
LEMMA christian name
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 xx
VAR 1 Christians
DEF = (of a Christian) FIRST NAME
EX 1
LEMMA christian science
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zi
VAR 1 Christians
DEF = a branch of Christianity including belief in curing illness by means of faith
EX 1
LEMMA christmas
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 Christmases
DEF = also Christmas Day /'-- "-/_ a Christian holy day usu. held on December 25th (or in some churches January 6th) in honour of the birth of Christ, usu. kept as a public holiday
EX 1
LEMMA christmas
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 Christmases
DEF = also Christmas Day /'-- "-/_ a Christian holy day usu. held on December 25th (or in some churches January 6th) in honour of the birth of Christ, usu. kept as a public holiday
EX 1
LEMMA christmas
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 Christmases
DEF = the period just before, and the 12 days just after, this
EX 1
LEMMA christmas
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 Christmases
DEF = the period just before, and the 12 days just after, this
EX 1
LEMMA christmas box
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ca
VAR 1 Christmases
DEF = a small gift of money to the postman, milkman, etc., for their services during the year
EX 1
LEMMA christmas cake
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 Christmases
DEF = (a) heavy cake containing much dried fruit and usu. having a covering of ornamented hard sugar (ICING), made to be eaten at Christmas
EX 1
LEMMA christmas cake
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a) heavy cake containing much dried fruit and usu. having a covering of ornamented hard sugar (ICING), made to be eaten at Christmas
EX 1
LEMMA christmas card
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 rl
VAR 1 Christmases
DEF = an ornamental GREETING CARD sent from one person to another at Christmas
EX 1
LEMMA christmas cracker
POS n
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ca
VAR 1 Christmases
DEF = a tube of brightly coloured paper which makes a harmless exploding sound when both ends are pulled at the same time, used esp. at Christmas parties
EX 1
LEMMA christmas eve
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Christmases
DEF = the day, and esp. the evening, before Christmas
EX 1
LEMMA christmas pudding
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 Christmases
DEF = (a) heavy sweet dish (PUDDING) containing much dried fruit and often covered with burning alcohol (BRANDY), served esp. at the end of dinner on Christmas day
EX 1
LEMMA christmas pudding
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a) heavy sweet dish (PUDDING) containing much dried fruit and often covered with burning alcohol (BRANDY), served esp. at the end of dinner on Christmas day
EX 1
LEMMA christmas stocking
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Christmases
DEF = a stocking (esp. hung by a fireplace or a bed) into which small CHRISTMAS presents are put (esp. for children)
EX 1
LEMMA christmastime
POS n
FIELD1 ca
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 Christmastimes
DEF = the period just before and the 12 days just after Christmas; the Christmas season
EX 1
LEMMA christmas tree
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 Christmases
DEF = a real or man-made tree ornamented at Christmas with candles, lights, coloured paper, etc., often brought into the home
EX 1
LEMMA chrome
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a hard metal combination (ALLOY) of CHROMIUM with other metals, esp. used for covering objects with a thin shiny protective metal plate
EX 1
LEMMA chrome
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = infml CHROMIUM
EX 1
LEMMA chrome
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a yellow colouring substance (PIGMENT (1))
EX 1 chrome yellow
LEMMA chrome steel
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a metal combination (ALLOY) of CHROMIUM and steel
EX 1
LEMMA chromium
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a blue-white metal that is a simple substance (ELEMENT) found only in combination with other chemicals, used for covering objects with a thin shiny protective plate
EX 1
LEMMA chromosome
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 chromosomes
DEF = a threadlike body found in all living cells, which passes on and controls the nature, character, etc., of a young plant, animal, or cell. Each type of animal or plant has a certain number of these, fixed for that type
EX 1
LEMMA chronicle
POS n
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 lt
VAR 1 chronicles
DEF = a record of historical events, arranged in order of time, usu. without any judgment as to their causes, effects, nature, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA chronograph
POS n
FIELD1 hr
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chronographs
DEF = an instrument for measuring and recording periods of time
EX 1
LEMMA chronology
POS n
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 hr
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the science which measures time and gives dates to events
EX 1
LEMMA chronology
POS n
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chronologies
DEF = a list or table arranged according to the order of time
EX 1 a chronology of man's history since the 10th century
LEMMA chronology
POS n
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chronologies
DEF = the arrangement of events according to the order of time
EX 1 Do you agree with his chronology of events in the 13th century?
LEMMA chronometer
POS n
FIELD1 hr
FIELD2 si
VAR 1 chronometers
DEF = a very exact clock or other instrument for measuring time, esp. as used for scientific purposes
EX 1
LEMMA chrysalis
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 chrysalises
DEF = a hard case-like shell in which a PUPA (=an insect in its inactive wormlike stage) is enclosed
EX 1
LEMMA chrysanthemum
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chrysanthemums
DEF = any of various types of garden plant with large showy brightly-coloured flowers
EX 1
LEMMA chrysanthemum
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chrysanthemums
DEF = a flower of this plant
EX 1
LEMMA chub
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chubs
DEF = a type of small fish which lives in rivers and lakes but not in sea-water
EX 1
LEMMA chuck
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chucks
DEF = a gentle or loving stroke under the chin
EX 1
LEMMA chuck
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chucks
DEF = sl dismissal from a job (in the phrs. get/give the chuck)
EX 1 He gave me the chuck last week: can you find me a new job?
LEMMA chuck
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = meat, esp. BEEF, taken from the side of an animal just above the top of the front legs
EX 1
LEMMA chuck
POS n
FIELD1 hw
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 chucks
DEF = an apparatus for holding a tool or a piece of work in a machine
EX 1
LEMMA chuckle
POS n
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chuckles
DEF = a quiet laugh
EX 1
LEMMA chug
POS n
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chugs
DEF = a knocking sound of or as if of an engine running slowly
EX 1 I heard the chug of the engine as it struggled up the hill
LEMMA chug
POS n
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chugs
DEF = a knocking sound of or as if of an engine running slowly
EX 1 I heard the chug of the engine as it struggled up the hill
LEMMA chukker
POS n
FIELD1 hk
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 chukkers
DEF = one of the periods of 7 minutes each into which the game of POLO is divided
EX 1
LEMMA chum
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chums
DEF = a good friend, esp. among boys
EX 1
LEMMA chum
POS n
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chums
DEF = a good friend, esp. among boys
EX 1
LEMMA chump
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chumps
DEF = sl a fool
EX 1
LEMMA chump
POS n
FIELD1 fr
FIELD2 zw
VAR 1 chumps
DEF = a short thick block of wood
EX 1
LEMMA chump
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chumps
DEF = also chump chop /"- -/_ a thick piece (CHOP) of meat with a bone through one end
EX 1
LEMMA chunk
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chunks
DEF = not fml a short thick piece or lump that is bigger than the pieces into which something is usually cut
EX 1
LEMMA chunk
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chunks
DEF = infml a fairly large amount
EX 1
LEMMA church
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ac
VAR 1 churches
DEF = a building made for public Christian worship
EX 1
LEMMA church
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = such a building, esp. when used for religious purposes
EX 1 I'm just going to church to see the priest
LEMMA church
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = public Christian worship
EX 1
LEMMA church
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zi
VAR 1 churches
DEF = the profession of the CLERGY (priests and people employed for religious reasons) of a religious body
EX 1 When he was 30 he joined the church and became a priest
LEMMA church
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 nil
DEF = religious power (as compared with state power)
EX 1 Do you agree with the separation of church and state?
LEMMA church
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zi
VAR 1 churches
DEF = the organization of Christian believers as all the Christian believers in the world the organization of Christian believers as the members of any of the various branches of Christianity the organization of Christian believers as the body of Christians in a town or area
EX 1 Paul went to address the Church at Rome
LEMMA churchgoer
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 churchgoers
DEF = a person who regularly attends public Christian worship in a church
EX 1
LEMMA churching
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 churchings
DEF = (in the CHURCH OF ENGLAND) a religious service in which a woman who has just had a child thanks God for the safe birth of her child
EX 1
LEMMA churching
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (in the CHURCH OF ENGLAND) a religious service in which a woman who has just had a child thanks God for the safe birth of her child
EX 1
LEMMA church of england
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zi
VAR 1 Churches
DEF = the state church which is established by law in England, was separated from the ROMAN CATHOLIC church in the 16th century, has married priests and BISHOPs, and whose head is the King or Queen
EX 1
LEMMA church of scotland
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 us
VAR 1 Churches
DEF = the official established PRESBYTERIAN church in Scotland
EX 1
LEMMA churchwarden
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 churchwardens
DEF = (in a CHURCH OF ENGLAND church) either of 2 officers elected, by the people who attend church, to be responsible for the church's property and money
EX 1
LEMMA churchyard
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 churchyards
DEF = an open space around and belonging to a church, in which dead members of that church can usu. be buried
EX 1
LEMMA churl
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 churls
DEF = derog a rude person with bad manners
EX 1
LEMMA churl
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 churls
DEF = old use a person of low birth, esp. a PEASANT
EX 1
LEMMA churn
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 churns
DEF = a container in which milk is moved about violently until it becomes butter
EX 1
LEMMA churn
POS n
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 churns
DEF = not AmE a large metal container in which milk is stored or carried from the farm
EX 1
LEMMA chute
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chutes
DEF = a sloped passage along which something may be passed, dropped, or caused to slide
EX 1
LEMMA chute
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 chutes
DEF = a steep part of a riverbed along which water flows rapidly
EX 1
LEMMA chute
POS n
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chutes
DEF = infml PARACHUTE
EX 1
LEMMA chutney
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a sour-tasting mixture of various fruits, hot-tasting seeds, and sugar, which is eaten with other dishes
EX 1
LEMMA cicada
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cicadas
DEF = a type of tropical insect with a large wide head and large transparent wings. It makes a special noise, esp. in hot weather
EX 1
LEMMA cicatrice
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 cicatrices
DEF = SCAR
EX 1
LEMMA cicerone
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cicerones
DEF = a guide who shows and describes places and objects of interest to tourists and sightseers
EX 1
LEMMA cider
POS n
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 nil
DEF = also (esp. AmE) hard cider_ esp. BrE an alcoholic drink made from apple juice. It may also be used for making a type of VINEGAR
EX 1
LEMMA cider
POS n
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 nil
DEF = also soft cider_ esp. AmE non-alcoholic apple juice
EX 1
LEMMA cider
POS n
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ciders
DEF = a drink, glass, or bottle of either of these
EX 1 I'd like 2 ciders and a beer please
LEMMA cigar
POS n
FIELD1 to
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cigars
DEF = a tightly-packed solid tube-shaped roll of uncut tobacco leaves for smoking
EX 1
LEMMA cigarette
POS n
FIELD1 to
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cigarettes
DEF = finely cut tobacco rolled in a narrow tube of thin paper for smoking
EX 1
LEMMA cigarette case
POS n
FIELD1 to
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cigarettes
DEF = a small usu. metal case in which cigarettes can be carried without being damaged
EX 1
LEMMA cigarette holder
POS n
FIELD1 to
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cigarettes
DEF = a narrow tube for holding a cigarette when smoking it
EX 1
LEMMA cigarette lighter
POS n
FIELD1 to
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cigarettes
DEF = LIGHTER@2 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA cigarette paper
POS n
FIELD1 to
FIELD2 pp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = thin paper used in making cigarettes
EX 1
LEMMA cinch
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cinches
DEF = sl something done easily sl something certain
EX 1 It's a cinch that that horse will win the race
LEMMA cinch
POS n
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cinches
DEF = tech a belt used for fastening the SADDLE (rider's seat) to the back of a horse
EX 1
LEMMA cincture
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 rl
VAR 1 cinctures
DEF = the belt round the long garment worn by certain Christian priests during religious services
EX 1
LEMMA cinder
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cinders
DEF = a small piece of partly burned wood, coal, etc., that is not yet ash and that can be burned further but without producing flames
EX 1
LEMMA cinder
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 cinders
DEF = a piece of LAVA (2) (grey solid rock) thrown from a VOLCANO (an exploding mountain)
EX 1
LEMMA cinder
POS n
FIELD1 mt
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the waste left after metal has been melted from ORE (stone rich in minerals); SLAG
EX 1
LEMMA cinderella
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 Cinderellas
DEF = a woman or girl whose qualities and abilities have not been recognized
EX 1 (fig.) Chemistry is the Cinderella of the sciences in our school: it gets hardly any attention at all
LEMMA cinders
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cinderses
DEF = ashes
EX 1 Before making the fire remember to empty out yesterday's cinders
LEMMA cine
POS n
FIELD1 mp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = CINEMATOGRAPHY
EX 1
LEMMA cinema
POS n
FIELD1 mp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cinemas
DEF = (AmE movie theater)_ BrE a theatre in which moving pictures are shown
EX 1
LEMMA cinema
POS n
FIELD1 mp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cinemas
DEF = also (infml, esp. BrE) pictures, (esp. AmE) movies_ esp. BrE a showing of a moving picture
EX 1 Let's go to the cinema tonight
LEMMA cinema
POS n
FIELD1 mp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cinemas
DEF = also (esp. AmE) movies_ esp. BrE the moving picture industry
EX 1 He's worked in the cinema all his life
LEMMA cinema
POS n
FIELD1 mp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cinemas
DEF = also (esp. AmE) movies_ esp. BrE the art of making moving pictures
EX 1 The cinema is the most exciting and developing art form at present
LEMMA cinematograph
POS n
FIELD1 mp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cinematographs
DEF = a PROJECTOR or camera used in CINEMATOGRAPHY
EX 1
LEMMA cinematography
POS n
FIELD1 mp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the art or science of films that give the appearance of movement by means of a large number of photographs coming rapidly one after another
EX 1
LEMMA cine-projector
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cine-projectors
DEF = a machine for showing moving pictures by making them appear on a specially-prepared surface (PROJECTing@2 (3) them on a SCREEN@1 (3))
EX 1
LEMMA cinnamon
POS n
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 pm
VAR 1 nil
DEF = sweet-smelling powder made from the tough outer covering (BARK) of a tropical Asian tree, used for giving a special taste to food
EX 1
LEMMA cinnamon
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 x.
VAR 1 cinnamons
DEF = a type of tropical Asian tree from which this is made
EX 1
LEMMA cinnamon
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cinnamons
DEF = (having) a light yellowish brown colour
EX 1
LEMMA cinnamon
POS n
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (having) a light yellowish brown colour
EX 1
LEMMA cinquefoil
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cinquefoils
DEF = any of various types of plant of the rose family with small yellow flowers and leaves divided into 5 parts
EX 1
LEMMA cipher
POS n
FIELD1 nb
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ciphers
DEF = the number 0; zero
EX 1
LEMMA cipher
POS n
FIELD1 nb
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ciphers
DEF = any of the numbers from 1 to 9
EX 1
LEMMA cipher
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ciphers
DEF = a person of little importance and no influence
EX 1
LEMMA cipher
POS n
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 ciphers
DEF = (a system of) secret writing; CODE
EX 1 The government changes the official cipher every day so that the enemy never knows which cipher they are using
LEMMA cipher
POS n
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a system of) secret writing; CODE
EX 1 The government changes the official cipher every day so that the enemy never knows which cipher they are using
LEMMA cipher
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ciphers
DEF = rare a personal sign made up of the first letters of one's names combined together; MONOGRAM
EX 1
LEMMA circle
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 circles
DEF = (a flat round area enclosed by) a curved line that is everywhere equally distant from one fixed point
EX 1
LEMMA circle
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 circles
DEF = something having the general shape of this line; ring
EX 1 a circle of trees
LEMMA circle
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ac
VAR 1 circles
DEF = an upper floor in a theatre, usu. with seats set in curved lines
EX 1 Are we going to sit in the upper circle or in the DRESS CIRCLE?
LEMMA circle
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 circles
DEF = a group of people connected in an informal way because of common interests
EX 1 He has a large circle of friends. In political circles there is talk of war
LEMMA circle
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 circles
DEF = poet a chain of events which finishes where it began; CYCLE
EX 1 The circle of the seasons has brought us again to spring
LEMMA circlet
POS n
FIELD1 jw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 circlets
DEF = a narrow round band as of gold, silver, jewels, etc., worn (esp. by women) on the head, arms, or neck as an ornament
EX 1
LEMMA circuit
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 circuits
DEF = tech a closed curve such as a circle or ELLIPSE
EX 1
LEMMA circuit
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 circuits
DEF = tech the area enclosed by this
EX 1
LEMMA circuit
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 circuits
DEF = a complete ring
EX 1 We made/did the circuit of the old city walls
LEMMA circuit
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 circuits
DEF = the complete circular path of an electric current
EX 1 A break in the circuit had caused the lights to go out
LEMMA circuit
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 circuits
DEF = a set of electrical parts or apparatus intended for some special purpose
EX 1 a television circuit
LEMMA circuit
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 circuits
DEF = a regular journey from place to place made by a judge to hear law cases
EX 1 The judge is on circuit for most of the year
LEMMA circuit
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a regular journey from place to place made by a judge to hear law cases
EX 1 The judge is on circuit for most of the year
LEMMA circuit
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 circuits
DEF = the area covered by this journey
EX 1 He has the smallest circuit in the country
LEMMA circuit
POS n
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zi
VAR 1 circuits
DEF = (in some religious organizations) an area in which the churches share religious leaders
EX 1
LEMMA circuit
POS n
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 circuits
DEF = infml an association of related groups, such as teams; LEAGUE@2 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA circuit
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 circuits
DEF = a group of establishments offering the same films, plays, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA circuit
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a group of establishments offering the same films, plays, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA circuit breaker
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 circuits
DEF = a SWITCH or other apparatus which interrupts an electric current when the need arises
EX 1
LEMMA circuitous
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 circuitouses
DEF = going a long way round instead of in a straight line
EX 1 the river's circuitous course
LEMMA circular
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 circulars
DEF = a printed advertisement, paper, or notice intended to be given to a large number of people for them to read
EX 1 Did you see that circular from the government telling us about their attack on high prices?
LEMMA circular saw
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 circulars
DEF = a power-driven tool which can cut wood very quickly by means of the sharp teeth on its round metal blade
EX 1
LEMMA circulating library
POS n
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 circulatings
DEF = a library from which books may be borrowed by people who pay regularly for the right to do so
EX 1
LEMMA circulation
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 circulations
DEF = the flow of gas or liquid around a closed system, esp. the movement of blood through the body
EX 1 A person with poor circulation ought to see his doctor regularly
LEMMA circulation
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the flow of gas or liquid around a closed system, esp. the movement of blood through the body
EX 1 A person with poor circulation ought to see his doctor regularly
LEMMA circulation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the movement of something such as news or money from place to place or from person to person
EX 1 I wanted to buy his book but it's been taken out of circulation
LEMMA circulation
POS n
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zj
VAR 1 circulations
DEF = the average number of copies of a newspaper, magazine, book, etc., sold or read over a certain time
EX 1 This magazine has a circulation of 400,000 mainly in the North of England
LEMMA circulatory system
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 circulatories
DEF = the system of blood, blood vessels, and heart, concerned with the movement (CIRCULATION (1)) of blood round the body
EX 1
LEMMA circumcision
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 rl
VAR 1 circumcisions
DEF = the act of circumcising (CIRCUMCISE), esp. as part of a Jewish or Muslim religious ceremony
EX 1
LEMMA circumcision
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 rl
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of circumcising (CIRCUMCISE), esp. as part of a Jewish or Muslim religious ceremony
EX 1
LEMMA circumference
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 circumferences
DEF = the length round the outside of a circle; distance round a round object
EX 1 The earth's circumference is nearly 25,000 miles
LEMMA circumference
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 circumferences
DEF = the line round the outside edge of a figure, object, or place; PERIPHERY
EX 1
LEMMA circumflex
POS n
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 pt
VAR 1 circumflexes
DEF = ((of) a mark (ACCENT (2)) put above a letter to show pronunciation) being the mark over e
EX 1
LEMMA circumlocution
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the use of a large number of unnecessary words to express an idea needing fewer words, esp. when trying to avoid directly answering a difficult question
EX 1
LEMMA circumlocution
POS n
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 circumlocutions
DEF = an example of this; way of saying something that is longer than necessary
EX 1
LEMMA circumscription
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 circumscriptions
DEF = fml or tech the act of circumscribing or the state of having been CIRCUMSCRIBEd (1,2,3)
EX 1
LEMMA circumscription
POS n
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 nil
DEF = fml or tech the act of circumscribing or the state of having been CIRCUMSCRIBEd (1,2,3)
EX 1
LEMMA circumstance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 circumstances
DEF = a fact, detail, condition, or event concerned with and usu. influencing another event, person, or course of action
EX 1 The police want to consider each circumstance in turn
LEMMA circumstance
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = formal usu. official ceremony
EX 1 I love the pomp and circumstance of these great ceremonies of church and state
LEMMA circumstances
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 circumstanceses
DEF = the state of a person's material affairs, esp. with regard to the amount of money he has
EX 1 He seems to be in easy circumstances since he had his pay increase
LEMMA circumstances
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 circumstanceses
DEF = the state of affairs, esp. the sum of all conditions, facts, or events which are beyond one's control
EX 1 The circumstances forced me to accept a very low price when I sold the house
LEMMA circus
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 circuses
DEF = a group of performers who travel from place to place with their acts, earning money by performing for the public
EX 1
LEMMA circus
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 circuses
DEF = a public performance by such a group, with various acts of skill and daring by people and animals
EX 1
LEMMA circus
POS n
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 circuses
DEF = a tent-covered place with seats for the public round one or more rings in the middle, in which this performance takes place
EX 1
LEMMA circus
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 circuses
DEF = BrE a round open area where a number of streets join together
EX 1 Oxford Circus
LEMMA circus
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 circuses
DEF = derog a noisy badly behaved meeting or other such activity
EX 1
LEMMA circus
POS n
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 sp
VAR 1 circuses
DEF = (in Ancient Rome) a round or 4-sided space surrounded by seats for the public in which sports, races, etc., took place
EX 1
LEMMA cirque
POS n
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 cirques
DEF = a steep-sided bowl-shaped hollow basin on a mountain side, originally formed by ice
EX 1
LEMMA cirrhosis
POS n
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a serious disease of esp. the LIVER (=an important body organ), which often leads to death
EX 1
LEMMA cirrus
POS n
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of very light feathery white cloud made of very small drops of frozen water, usu. at a height of 20-40,000 feet above the earth's surface
EX 1
LEMMA cissy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cissies
DEF = SISSY
EX 1
LEMMA cissy
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cissies
DEF = SISSY
EX 1
LEMMA cistern
POS n
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cisterns
DEF = a container with a pipe leading in and out, used in the garden for storing rainwater or in the house as part of the system which washes (FLUSHes) body waste from the TOILET
EX 1
LEMMA citadel
POS n
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 mi
VAR 1 citadels
DEF = a strong heavily-armed fort, usu. commanding a city, built to be a last place of safety and defence in time of war
EX 1
LEMMA citadel
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 citadels
DEF = a very heavily-armed and strongly defended place; STRONGHOLD (1); BASTION
EX 1 (fig.) Our country has become a citadel of freedom in the modern world
LEMMA citation
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 citations
DEF = an official call (SUMMONS) to appear before a court of law
EX 1
LEMMA citation
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 citations
DEF = a formal statement of a person's qualities, esp. bravery in battle
EX 1
LEMMA citation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of citing (CITE (2))
EX 1
LEMMA citation
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 citations
DEF = tech a short passage taken from something written or spoken by someone else; QUOTATION
EX 1 People who write dictionaries use citations to study or show the meaning of words
LEMMA citizen
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 citizens
DEF = a person who lives in a particular city or town, esp. one who has certain voting or other rights in that town
EX 1
LEMMA citizen
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 citizens
DEF = a person who is a member of a particular country by birth or NATURALIZATION (=being officially allowed to become a member) a person who belongs to and gives his loyalty to a particular country and who expects protection from it
EX 1 She's a British citizen but lives in India
LEMMA citizenry
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 citizenries
DEF = the whole body of citizens
EX 1
LEMMA citizenship
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the state of being a citizen
EX 1 Citizenship brings duties as well as rights
LEMMA citric acid
POS n
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a type of weak acid that is found in some fruits, such as oranges and LEMONs
EX 1
LEMMA citron
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 citrons
DEF = a type of pale-yellow thick-skinned fruit like the LEMON but larger and less sour
EX 1
LEMMA citron
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 citrons
DEF = the type of small tree on which this fruit grows
EX 1
LEMMA citron
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the skin of this fruit preserved in sugar and used, when baking, for giving a special taste to cakes
EX 1
LEMMA citrus
POS n
FIELD1 pm
FIELD2 3.
VAR 1 citruses
DEF = any of various types of prickly tree that never lose their leaves, grown in warm countries for their juicy fruits
EX 1
LEMMA city
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cities
DEF = a usu. large and important group of houses, buildings, etc., esp. with a centre where amusements can be found and business goes on. It is usu. larger and more important than a town, and in Britain it will usually have a CATHEDRAL
EX 1
LEMMA city
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cities
DEF = all the people who live in such a place
EX 1
LEMMA city
POS n
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ua
VAR 1 Cities
DEF = the influential British centre for money matters and for the buying and selling of business shares, which is a part of London
EX 1
LEMMA city father
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cities
DEF = a member of the governing body of a city
EX 1
LEMMA city hall
POS n
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 cities
DEF = a public building used for a city's local government offices and meetings
EX 1
LEMMA city hall
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cities
DEF = the local government of the city
EX 1 He had to fight city hall before he was allowed to build his new house
LEMMA city-state
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 hi
VAR 1 city-states
DEF = (esp. in former times) a city which, with the surrounding country area, forms an independent state
EX 1 Athens was one of the most powerful city-states of ancient Greece
LEMMA civet
POS n
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a strong-smelling liquid produced from near the sexual organs of the CIVET CAT and used in making PERFUME (=pleasant smelling liquid)
EX 1
LEMMA civet
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 civets
DEF = CIVET CAT
EX 1
LEMMA civet
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = CIVET CAT
EX 1
LEMMA civet cat
POS n
FIELD1 am
FIELD2 y.
VAR 1 civets
DEF = a small long-bodied short-legged catlike animal usu. found in Asia or Africa
EX 1
LEMMA civics
POS n
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a social science dealing with the rights and duties of citizens, the way government works, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA civies
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 civieses
DEF = CIVVIES
EX 1
LEMMA civil defence
POS n
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the protection of the population of a country against military attack, esp. from the air, usu. carried out by an official organization of citizens (civil defence corps) who are not in the armed forces
EX 1
LEMMA civil disobedience
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = a non-violent way of forcing the government to change its position by refusing to pay taxes, obey laws, etc.
EX 1 If the government does not change its unpopular plans there'll be an increase in civil disobedience
LEMMA civil engineering
POS n
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the planning, building, and repair of public works, such as roads, bridges, large public buildings, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA civilian
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 mi
VAR 1 civilians
DEF = (a person) not of the armed forces
EX 1 Does Ruritania have a civilian or a military government?
LEMMA civility
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = politeness; the quality of having good manners; helpfulness; COURTESY
EX 1
LEMMA civility
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 civilities
DEF = an act or expression of politeness, helpfulness, COURTESY, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA civilization
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = an advanced stage of human social development with a high level of art, religion, science, government, etc., and a written language
EX 1
LEMMA civilization
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 civilizations
DEF = the type of advanced society of a particular time or place
EX 1 The history student hoped to compare the civilizations of ancient China and Japan
LEMMA civilization
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = infml modern society with all its comforts
EX 1
LEMMA civilization
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the act of civilizing or of being civilized
EX 1 The civilization of these tribes will not take a long time
LEMMA civil law
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the body of law concerned with judging private quarrels between people and dealing with the rights of private citizens, rather than with military or criminal cases
EX 1
LEMMA civil law
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 hi
VAR 1 nil
DEF = also Roman Law_ the body of law belonging to Ancient Rome and the modern systems of law based upon it
EX 1
LEMMA civil law
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the law of a particular state as opposed to other kinds of law, such as international law
EX 1
LEMMA civil liberty
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 civils
DEF = complete freedom of opinion, thought, speech, action, etc., so long as this does not harm other people
EX 1
LEMMA civil liberty
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 nil
DEF = complete freedom of opinion, thought, speech, action, etc., so long as this does not harm other people
EX 1
LEMMA civil list
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ua
VAR 1 civils
DEF = (in Britain) a sum of money voted yearly by Parliament to the King or Queen as head of state, and to certain other people
EX 1
LEMMA civil marriage
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 so
VAR 1 civils
DEF = also civil ceremony /'-- "----/_ a marriage ceremony performed in a government office by a government official rather than in a church by a priest
EX 1
LEMMA civil marriage
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 civils
DEF = a marriage begun with such a ceremony
EX 1 Their civil marriage lasted many years
LEMMA civil marriage
POS n
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 so
VAR 1 nil
DEF = the practice of getting married in such a way
EX 1 Civil marriage is increasing in Britain
LEMMA civil rights
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 civils
DEF = the nonpolitical rights, such as freedom, equality, etc., which belong to a person because he is a citizen and without regard to his race, religion, colour, sex, etc.
EX 1 Do blacks and whites have the same civil rights in your country? Are there equal civil rights for men and women?
LEMMA civil servant
POS n
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 civils
DEF = a person employed in the CIVIL SERVICE
EX 1
LEMMA civil service
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 civils
DEF = all the various departments of the esp. national government except the armed forces, law courts, and religious organizations
EX 1 She works in the civil service and got her job through a civil service examination
LEMMA civil service
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 civils
DEF = all the various departments of the esp. national government except the armed forces, law courts, and religious organizations
EX 1 She works in the civil service and got her job through a civil service examination
LEMMA civil service
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 civils
DEF = all the people who are employed in this
EX 1 The civil service ought to obey the elected government
LEMMA civil war
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 hi
VAR 1 civils
DEF = (a) war between opposing groups of people from the same country fought within that country
EX 1
LEMMA civil war
POS n
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 hi
VAR 1 nil
DEF = (a) war between opposing groups of people from the same country fought within that country
EX 1
LEMMA civvies
POS n
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 civvieses
DEF = clothes worn by ordinary people as opposed to a military uniform
EX 1
LEMMA civvy street
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 civvies
DEF = (often caps.) the life of ordinary people as opposed to life in the armed forces
EX 1 "I'll be glad to get back to civvy street," said the soldier
LEMMA claim
POS n
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 claims
DEF = a demand for something as one's own by right
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