an aneurysm of the abdominal aorta associated with old age and hypertension
an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer
someone who acts as assistant
succulent plants having rosettes of leaves usually with fiber like hemp and spikes of showy flowers; found chiefly in Africa
the pitch range of the lowest female voice
(of a musical instrument) the second highest instrument in a family of musical instruments
the highest adult male singing voice
the lowest female singing voice
a singer whose voice lies in the alto clef
a passageway between buildings or giving access to a basement
get up and out of bed; "I get up at 7 A.M. every day"; "They rose early"; "He uprose at night"
result or issue; "A slight unpleasantness arose from this discussion"
move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows"
rise to one's feet; "The audience got up and applauded"
take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance
come into existence; take on form or shape;
originate or come into being; "a question arose"
essential oil or perfume obtained from flowers
a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing; "an air of mystery"; "the house had a neglected air"; "an atmosphere of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters"; "the place had an aura of romance"
an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint
a sensation (as of a cold breeze or bright light) that precedes the onset of certain disorders such as a migraine attack or epileptic seizure
a method of examining body organs by scanning them with X rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross-sectional scans along a single axis
feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats
any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild
a large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work
a whip with nine knotted cords;
the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant;
a spiteful woman gossip;
an informal term for a youth or man;
the part of a student's work that is done in the classroom
a symbol for love in the form of a cherubic naked boy with wings and a bow and arrow
(Roman mythology) god of love; counterpart of Greek Eros
imp. of Ding.
create by digging; "dig a hole"; "dig out a channel"
thrust down or into; "dig the oars into the water"; "dig your foot into the floor"
remove, harvest, or recover by digging; "dig salt"; "dig coal"
work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow; "she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs"
a small gouge (as in the cover of a book); "the book was in good condition except for a dig in the back cover"
an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"
the site of an archeological exploration; "they set up camp next to the dig"
temporary living quarters
get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
A title anciently given to the pope, and later to other church dignitaries and to some monastic orders. See Don, and Dan.
having finished or arrived at completion; "certain to make history before he's done"; "it's a done deed"; "after the treatment, the patient is through except for follow-up"; "almost through with his studies"
give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally;
carry out or perform an action; "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance"
travel or traverse (a distance); "This car does 150 miles per hour"; "We did 6 miles on our hike every day"
carry on or function; "We could do with a little more help around here"
engage in; "make love, not war"; "make an effort"; "do research"; "do nothing"; "make revolution"
get (something) done; "I did my job"
carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions; "practice law"
proceed or get along; "How is she doing in her new job?"; "How are you making out in graduate sch
provide (movies) with a soundtrack of a foreign language
give a nickname to
the new sounds added by dubbing
raise (someone) to knighthood; "The Beatles were knighted"
the compass point midway between east and southeast
make tight or tighter; "Tighten the wire"
attach to; "They fastened various nicknames to each other"
cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
become fixed or fastened; "This dress fastens in the back"
a small roofed building affording shade and rest
Summer house with a view
the discharge of a firearm as signal or as a salute in military ceremonies; "two runners started before the gun"; "a twenty gun salute"
a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas"
shoot with a gun
large but transportable armament
a hand-operated pump that resembles a revolver; forces grease into parts of a machine
a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
a professional killer who uses a gun
a person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability)
draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets"
to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information"
an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint
a circle of light around the sun or moon
a toroidal shape; "a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of smoke"
wading birds of warm regions having long slender down-curved bills
an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take"
the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"
a personal view; "he has an idea that we don't like him"
your intention; what you intend to do; "he had in mind to see his old teacher"; "the idea of the game is to capture all the pieces"
(music) melodic subject of a musical composition; "the theme is announced in the first measures"; "the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it"
an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas
something many people believe that is false; "they have the illusion that I am very wealthy"
an erroneous mental representation
(of color) having the highest saturation; "vivid green"; "intense blue"
extremely sharp or intense; "acute pain"; "felt acute annoyance"; "intense itching and burning"
possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense"
belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)
a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
a bloody and prolonged operation on the island of Iwo Jima in which American marines landed and defeated Japanese defenders (February and March 1945)
(in India) a unit of length having different values in different localities
the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his place"; "in lieu of"
a rich soil consisting of a mixture of sand and clay and decaying organic materials
knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote; "early peoples passed on plant and animal lore through legend"
a powerful hallucinogenic drug manufactured from lysergic acid
(Sanskrit) literally a `sacred utterance' in Vedism; one of a collection of orally transmitted poetic hymns
a commonly repeated word or phrase; "she repeated `So pleased with how its going' at intervals like a mantra"
a word, sound or phrase repeated to help aid concentration or memory
a shot in billiards made by hitting the cue ball with the cue held nearly vertically; the cue ball spins around another ball before hitting the object ball
Of or belonging to me; -- used always attributively; as, my body; my book; -- mine is used in the predicate; as, the book is mine. See Mine.
a rare black-and-grey short-winged Hawaiian goose,
the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience;
emit a noise
a loud outcry of protest or complaint;
sound of any kind
electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication
similar to the giraffe but smaller with much shorter neck and stripe on the legs
indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"
a laborer who is obliged to do menial work
an antiviral drug used against HIV; interrupts HIV replication by binding and blocking HIV protease; often used in combination with other drugs
the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet
the scientist in charge of an experiment or research project
someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information
the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle; approximately equal to 3.14159265358979323846...
offensive term for an openly homosexual man
1. (used to express or indicate a sudden disappearance): Poof! The magician made the rabbit disappear.
2. A footstool
make off with belongings of others
first row of seating; has an unobstructed view of a boxing or wrestling ring
a craftsman who lays or repairs roofs
a place of inviolable privacy; "he withdrew to his sanctum sanctorum, where the children could never go"
a sacred place of pilgrimage
a dress worn primarily by Hindu women; consists of several yards of light material that is draped around the body
cut with a saw; "saw wood for the fireplace"
a power tool for cutting wood
hand tool having a toothed blade for cutting
a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
go or live through; "We had many trials to go through"; "he saw action in Viet Nam"
perceive or be contemporaneous with;
perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight; "You have to be a good observer to see all the details"; "Can you see the bird in that tree?"; "He is blind--he cannot see"
see and understand, have a good eye; "The artist must first learn to see"
perceive (an idea or situation) mentally; "Now I see!"; "I just can't see your point"; "Does she realize how important this decision is?"; "I don't understand the idea"
observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect; "The customs agent examined the baggage"; "I must see your passport before you can enter the country"
get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"
see or watch; "view a show on television"; "This program will be seen all over the world"
assign to a station
to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place; "He had sent the dispatches downtown to the proper people and had slept"
cause to go somewhere; "The explosion sent the car flying in the air"; "She sent her children to camp"; "He directed all his energies into his dissertation"
cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; "After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison"
100 senti equal 1 kroon in Estonia
broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We cannot air this X-rated song"
cause to be directed or transmitted to another place; "send me your latest results"; "I'll mail you the paper when it's written"
transfer; "The spy sent the classified information off to Russia"
caused or enabled to go or be conveyed or transmitted
used of certain religious orders who wear shoes
furnish with shoes; "the children were well shoed"
move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut;
not open; "the door slammed shut"
used especially of mouth or eyes; "he sat quietly with closed eyes"; "his eyes were shut against the sunlight"
prevent from entering; shut out; "The trees were shutting out all sunlight"; "This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country"
the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization
an internationally recognized distress signal in radio code
a unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches)
two items of the same kind
the complete duration of something; "the job was finished in the span of an hour"
to cover or extend over an area or time period; "Rivers traverse the valley floor", "The parking lot spans 3 acres"; "The novel spans three centuries"
the act of sitting or standing astride
a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
the distance or interval between two points
(of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition; "bad meat"; "a refrigerator full of spoilt food"
make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"
having the character or disposition harmed by pampering or oversolicitous attention; "a spoiled child"
hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
alter from the original
become unfit for consumption or use; "the meat must be eaten before it spoils"
make imperfect; "nothing marred her beauty"
destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the beautiful country"
affected by blight; anything that mars or prevents growth
the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression
a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes); "the raft floated downstream on the current"; "he felt a stream of air"; "the hose ejected a stream of water"
dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas; "two streams of development run through American history"; "stream of consciousness"; "the flow of thought"; "the current of history"
a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
exude profusely; "She was streaming with sweat"; "His nose streamed blood"
something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously; "a stream of people emptied from the terminal"; "the museum had planned carefully for the flow of visitors"
move in large numbers; "people were pouring out of the theater"; "beggars pullulated in the plaza"
flow freely and abundantly; "Tears streamed down her face"
to extend, wave or
a port in southern Lebanon on the Mediterranean Sea; formerly a major Phoenician seaport famous for silks
a sample piece of cloth
cooperative work done by a team (especially when it is effective); "it will take money, good planning and, above all, teamwork"
a squeeze with the fingers
adjust finely; "fine-tune the engine"
pull or pull out sharply; "pluck the flowers off the bush"
pinch or squeeze sharply
affectedly dainty or refined
very early; "the wee hours of the morning"
(used informally) very small; "a wee tot"
eliminate urine; "Again, the cat had peed on the expensive rug"
a short time; "bide a wee"
a person with a record of successes; "his son would never be the achiever that his father was"; "only winners need apply"; "if you want to be a success you have to dress like a success"