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 highest adult male singing voice
the lowest female singing voice
a singer whose voice lies in the alto clef
the pitch range of the lowest female voice
(of a musical instrument) the second highest instrument in a family of musical instruments
a passageway between buildings or giving access to a basement
originate or come into being; "a question arose"
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;
essential oil or perfume obtained from flowers
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 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"
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;
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
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.
temporary living quarters
an excavation for ore or precious stones or for archaeology
get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
turn up, loosen, or remove earth; "Dig we must"; "turn over the soil for aeration"
remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company wants to excavate the hillside"
the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow; "she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs"
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"
a small gouge (as in the cover of a book); "the book was in good condition except for a dig in the back cover"
remove, harvest, or recover by digging; "dig salt"; "dig coal"
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
A title anciently given to the pope, and later to other church dignitaries and to some monastic orders. See Don, and Dan.
behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"
arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding"
create or design, often in a certain way; "Do my room in blue"; "I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest"
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"
provide (movies) with a soundtrack of a foreign language
give a nickname to
raise (someone) to knighthood; "The Beatles were knighted"
the new sounds added by dubbing
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
a person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability)
shoot with a gun
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"
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
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,
emit a noise
electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication
the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience;
a loud outcry of protest or complaint;
sound of any kind
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 sacred place of pilgrimage
a place of inviolable privacy; "he withdrew to his sanctum sanctorum, where the children could never go"
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
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"; "view an exhibition"; "Catch a show on Broadway"; "see a movie"
having vision, not blind
make sense of; assign a meaning to;
observe as if with an eye; "The camera saw the burglary and recorded it"
be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something;
date regularly; have a steady relationship with; "Did you know that she is seeing an older man?"; "He
caused or enabled to go or be conveyed or transmitted
broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We cannot air this X-rated song"
100 senti equal 1 kroon in Estonia
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"
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"
used of certain religious orders who wear shoes
furnish with shoes; "the children were well shoed"
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"
move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut;
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
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
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"
affected by blight; anything that mars or prevents growth or prosperity; "a blighted rose"; "blighted urban districts"
(of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition; "bad meat"; "a refrigerator full of spoilt food"
having the character or disposition harmed by pampering or oversolicitous attention; "a spoiled child"
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"
have a strong desire or urge to do something; "She is itching to start the project"; "He is spoiling for a fight"
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"
hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challe
to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind; "their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind"
rain heavily; "Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!"
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
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"
exude profusely; "She was streaming with sweat"; "His nose streamed blood"
a port in southern Lebanon on the Mediterranean Sea; formerly a major Phoenician seaport famous for silks
1. A prefix meaning “over, above,” “in addition”: surcharge; surname; surrender.
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"
adjust finely; "fine-tune the engine"
pull or pull out sharply; "pluck the flowers off the bush"
pinch or squeeze sharply
a squeeze with the fingers
affectedly dainty or refined
a short time; "bide a wee"
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 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"