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