1900- antigram, n. An anagram
that has an opposite or
contradictory meaning to the
original word or phrase.1597–1799 bitling, n.
A very small bit or piece.
1611–edible, adj. & n.
Eatable, fit to be eaten.a1340–
curious, adj. & adv.
Desirous of seeing or knowing; eager to learn; inquisitive. Often with condemnatory connotation: Desirous of knowing what one has no right to know…
? An old story, a thrice-told tale.
1.a. Old English– friand, n.
A person with whom one has developed a close and informal relationship of mutual trust and intimacy; (more generally) a close acquaintance. Often with adjective indicating the closeness of the relationship, as best, good, close, etc.
Usually one of a collection of such acquaintances; not normally extended to lovers or relations.
Old English– freond, n.
A person who takes the same side as another in war, a political contest or debate, etc.; an ally.
Of an event, action, etc.: to take place, to come to pass, occur.1.a. 1668– group, n.
With less or no implication of deliberate arrangement or composition. A number of things.
transitive. To bring together as a group, to make a group of; to position (people or things) close together so as to form a collective unity.
A thing that stands for or is taken to stand for something else; a symbol, emblem.
Architecture. Each of the side posts of a doorway, window, or chimney-piece, upon which rests the lintel.
jamb, variant of jam, v.¹
transitive. To press, squeeze, or crowd (a number of objects) together in a compact mass; to pack with force or vigour; to force together.
jamb, variant of jam, n.¹
The action of jamming; the fact or condition of being jammed, or tightly packed or squeezed, so as to prevent movement; a crush, a squeeze.
A benzodiazepine, C15H10Cl2N2O2, which is used as a tranquillizer and hypnotic.
A toy consisting of a light frame, usually of wood, with paper or other light thin material stretched upon it; mostly in the form of an isosceles rhombus.
morose, adj.¹ & n.
Of persons, or their attributes, behaviour, etc.: sullen, gloomy, sour-tempered, unsocial.
Theology. Of a thought or feeling: wrongly or sinfully prolonged or dwelt upon. Now rare.
1.a. 1755- nickel, n.¹ A hard, silver-white, malleable metallic chemical element, used extensively in alloys, batteries, and for plating because of its resistance to oxidation: symbol, Ni; at. no., 28.
1755- nickel, n.² A U.S. or Canadian coin made of an alloy of nickel and copper and equal to 5 cents.
3.a. 1872- nickel, v. transitive. To plate with nickel.
transitive. To block or stop up; to close or obstruct; (Dentistry) to fill a root canal.c1225–
The amount of money (or a material equivalent) expected, required, or given in payment for a commodity or service.
A sentence worded or expressed so as to elicit information from a person; a query, an enquiry.
transitive. To ask a question or questions of (a person), esp. in an official context; to interrogate. Also in extended use.
quest, n.² A long or arduous search for something.
The peel or skin of a fruit, vegetable, root, etc., now esp. when forming a tough, fleshy outer casing or layer.
The power of the mind to think and form valid judgments by a process of logic; the mental faculty which is used in adapting thought or action to comprehend, analyze, and make sense of information and experiences in a rational and coherent manner.
To think in a connected or logical manner; to employ the faculty of reason in forming conclusions. intransitive.
A hall or
spacious chamber; a king's or noble's
lodging, palace, castle; occasionally
[Denoting an elongated thing regarded primarily as undivided, without emphasis on its parts, especially when dragged or trailed.]
1.a. a1393– train, n.¹ An elongated back of a robe or skirt, or a separate long piece of material attached at the back of formal dress, which trails behind on the ground.
train, n.² The tail of a comet; (also) a luminous trail left by the passage of a meteor through the atmosphere.
transitive. To subject to discipline and instruction for development of character, behaviour, or skill… To give sustained instruction and practice to…
A proprietary name for the drug
diazepam, C16H13N2OCl, used esp. as an anti-anxiety agent, hypnotic, and muscle relaxant
Old English–1540 umb, variant of umbe, prep. & adv. Around, about.
A brown earth used as a pigment.
Anatomy. The central depression in the abdomen, marking the point of attachment of the umbilical cord; the navel.
spec. Shade or shadow cast by trees or the like.
umbrella, n. A portable protection against bad weather, made of silk or similar material fastened on slender ribs, which are attached radially to a stick and can be opened or closed, providing shelter from rain or sun as needed.
A key whose cross-section is part circular (to fit into a curved keyway in a shaft) and part rectangular.
The threads that cross from side to side of a web, at right angles to the warp
The fine soft curly hair forming the fleecy coat of the domesticated sheep (and similar animals), characterized by its property of felting.
A proprietary name for photocopiers; also used loosely (attributive and absol.) to denote any photocopy.
yellow, adj. & n.
Of a colour intermediate between orange and green in the spectrum.
figurative. Enthusiasm for and enjoyment of something, esp. as displayed in speech or action; gusto, relish.
definitions borrowed (and occasionally modified) from Oxford English Dictionary, and Collins Dictionary.
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