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  • aglow (definition)
    adj 1: softly bright or radiant; "a house aglow with lights"; "glowing embers"; "lambent tongues of flame"; "the lucent moon"; "a sky luminous with stars" [syn: aglow(p), lambent, lucent, luminous]
  • ago (definition)
    adv 1: in the past; "long ago"; "sixty years ago my grandfather came to the U.S." adj 1: gone by; or in the past; "two years ago"; "`agone' is an archaic word for `ago'" [syn: ago, agone]
  • beau (name) (definition)
    n 1: a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman; "if I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked" [syn: boyfriend, fellow, beau, swain, young man] 2: a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance [syn: dandy, dude, fop, gallant, sheik, beau, swell, fashion plate, clotheshorse]
  • below (definition)
    adv 1: in or to a place that is lower [syn: below, at a lower place, to a lower place, beneath] [ant: above, higher up, in a higher place, to a higher place] 2: at a later place; "see below" [ant: above, supra] 3: (in writing) see below; "vide infra" [syn: below, infra] 4: on a floor below; "the tenants live downstairs" [syn: downstairs, down the stairs, on a lower floor, below] [ant: on a higher floor, up the stairs, upstairs] 5: further down; "see under for further discussion" [syn: under, below]
  • bestow (definition)
    v 1: present; "The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated"; "bestow an honor on someone" [syn: confer, bestow] 2: give as a gift 3: bestow a quality on; "Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company"; "The music added a lot to the play"; "She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings"; "This adds a light note to the program" [syn: lend, impart, bestow, contribute, add, bring]
  • blow (name) (definition)
    n 1: a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head" 2: an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the bicycle" [syn: blow, bump] 3: an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating [syn: reverse, reversal, setback, blow, black eye] 4: an unpleasant or disappointing surprise; "it came as a shock to learn that he was injured" [syn: shock, blow] 5: a strong current of air; "the tree was bent almost double by the gust" [syn: gust, blast, blow] 6: street names for cocaine [syn: coke, blow, nose candy, snow, C] 7: forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth; "he gave his nose a loud blow"; "he blew out all the candles with a single puff" [syn: blow, puff] v 1: exhale hard; "blow on the soup to cool it down" 2: be blowing or storming; "The wind blew from the West" 3: free of obstruction by blowing air through; "blow one's nose" 4: be in motion due to some air or water current; "The leaves were blowing in the wind"; "the boat drifted on the lake"; "The sailboat was adrift on the open sea"; "the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore" [syn: float, drift, be adrift, blow] 5: make a sound as if blown; "The whistle blew" 6: shape by blowing; "Blow a glass vase" 7: 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" [syn: botch, bodge, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck up] 8: spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree" [syn: waste, blow, squander] [ant: conserve, economise, economize, husband] 9: spend lavishly or wastefully on; "He blew a lot of money on his new home theater" 10: sound by having air expelled through a tube; "The trumpets blew" 11: play or sound a wind instrument; "She blew the horn" 12: provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation [syn: fellate, suck, blow, go down on] 13: cause air to go in, on, or through; "Blow my hair dry" 14: cause to move by means of an air current; "The wind blew the leaves around in the yard" 15: spout moist air from the blowhole; "The whales blew" 16: leave; informal or rude; "shove off!"; "The children shoved along"; "Blow now!" [syn: shove off, shove along, blow] 17: lay eggs; "certain insects are said to blow" 18: cause to be revealed and jeopardized; "The story blew their cover"; "The double agent was blown by the other side" 19: show off [syn: boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade] 20: allow to regain its breath; "blow a horse" 21: melt, break, or become otherwise unusable; "The lightbulbs blew out"; "The fuse blew" [syn: blow out, burn out, blow] 22: burst suddenly; "The tire blew"; "We blew a tire"
  • bow (name) (definition)
    n 1: a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces [syn: bow, bowknot] 2: a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments 3: front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line" [syn: bow, fore, prow, stem] 4: a weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow 5: something curved in shape [syn: bow, arc] 6: bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting [syn: bow, bowing, obeisance] 7: an appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience [syn: bow, curtain call] 8: a decorative interlacing of ribbons 9: a stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments v 1: bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head; "He bowed before the King"; "She bowed her head in shame" [syn: bow, bow down] 2: yield to another's wish or opinion; "The government bowed to the military pressure" [syn: submit, bow, defer, accede, give in] 3: bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting; "He bowed before the King" 4: bend one's back forward from the waist on down; "he crouched down"; "She bowed before the Queen"; "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse" [syn: crouch, stoop, bend, bow] 5: play on a string instrument with a bow
  • capo (definition)
    n 1: the head of a branch of an organized crime syndicate
  • chateau (name) (definition)
    n 1: an impressive country house (or castle) in France
  • crow (name) (definition)
    n 1: black birds having a raucous call 2: the cry of a cock (or an imitation of it) 3: a member of the Siouan people formerly living in eastern Montana 4: a small quadrilateral constellation in the southern hemisphere near Virgo [syn: Corvus, Crow] 5: an instance of boastful talk; "his brag is worse than his fight"; "whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade" [syn: brag, bragging, crow, crowing, vaporing, line-shooting, gasconade] 6: a Siouan language spoken by the Crow v 1: dwell on with satisfaction [syn: gloat, triumph, crow] 2: express pleasure verbally; "She crowed with joy" 3: utter shrill sounds; "The cocks crowed all morning"
  • doe (name) (definition)
    n 1: the federal department responsible for maintaining a national energy policy of the United States; created in 1977 [syn: Department of Energy, Energy Department, Energy, DOE] 2: mature female of mammals of which the male is called `buck'
  • dough (definition)
    n 1: a flour mixture stiff enough to knead or roll 2: informal terms for money [syn: boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, lucre, loot, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum]
  • escrow (definition)
    n 1: a written agreement (or property or money) delivered to a third party or put in trust by one party to a contract to be returned after fulfillment of some condition
  • floe (definition)
    n 1: a flat mass of ice (smaller than an ice field) floating at sea [syn: ice floe, floe]
  • flow (definition)
    n 1: the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases) [syn: flow, flowing] 2: the amount of fluid that flows in a given time [syn: flow, flow rate, rate of flow] 3: the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression [syn: flow, stream] 4: any uninterrupted stream or discharge 5: 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" [syn: stream, flow] 6: 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" [syn: stream, flow, current] 7: the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; "the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation"; "a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped"--Hippocrates; "the semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females"-- Aristotle [syn: menstruation, menses, menstruum, catamenia, period, flow] v 1: move or progress freely as if in a stream; "The crowd flowed out of the stadium" [syn: flow, flux] 2: move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi" [syn: run, flow, feed, course] 3: cause to flow; "The artist flowed the washes on the paper" 4: be abundantly present; "The champagne flowed at the wedding" 5: fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back" [syn: hang, fall, flow] 6: cover or swamp with water 7: undergo menstruation; "She started menstruating at the age of 11" [syn: menstruate, flow]
  • foe (definition)
    n 1: an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force); "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies" [syn: enemy, foe, foeman, opposition] 2: a personal enemy; "they had been political foes for years" [syn: foe, enemy] [ant: ally, friend]
  • forego (definition)
    v 1: be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede bronze tools" [syn: predate, precede, forego, forgo, antecede, antedate] [ant: follow, postdate] 2: do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas" [syn: waive, relinquish, forgo, forego, foreswear, dispense with] 3: lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime; "you've forfeited your right to name your successor"; "forfeited property" [syn: forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, forego] [ant: arrogate, claim, lay claim]
  • forgo (definition)
    v 1: do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas" [syn: waive, relinquish, forgo, forego, foreswear, dispense with] 2: be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede bronze tools" [syn: predate, precede, forego, forgo, antecede, antedate] [ant: follow, postdate] 3: lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime; "you've forfeited your right to name your successor"; "forfeited property" [syn: forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, forego] [ant: arrogate, claim, lay claim]
  • glow (definition)
    n 1: an alert and refreshed state [syn: freshness, glow] 2: light from nonthermal sources [syn: luminescence, glow] 3: the phenomenon of light emission by a body as its temperature is raised [syn: incandescence, glow] 4: a feeling of considerable warmth; "the glow of new love"; "a glow of regret" 5: a steady even light without flames 6: the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface [syn: radiance, glow, glowing] 7: an appearance of reflected light [syn: gleam, gleaming, glow, lambency] v 1: emit a steady even light without flames; "The fireflies were glowing and flying about in the garden" 2: have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink; "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna" [syn: glow, beam, radiate, shine] 3: shine intensely, as if with heat; "The coals were glowing in the dark"; "The candles were burning" [syn: burn, glow] 4: be exuberant or high-spirited; "Make the people's hearts glow" 5: experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion; "She was beaming with joy"; "Her face radiated with happiness" [syn: glow, beam, radiate, shine]
  • go (definition)
    adj 1: functioning correctly and ready for action; "all systems are go" [ant: no-go] n 1: a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); "it's my go"; "a spell of work" [syn: go, spell, tour, turn] 2: street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine [syn: Adam, ecstasy, XTC, go, disco biscuit, cristal, X, hug drug] 3: a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl" [syn: crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offer] 4: a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; the object is to surround and so capture the opponent's counters [syn: go, go game] v 1: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast" [syn: travel, go, move, locomote] [ant: stay in place] 2: follow a procedure or take a course; "We should go farther in this matter"; "She went through a lot of trouble"; "go about the world in a certain manner"; "Messages must go through diplomatic channels" [syn: go, proceed, move] 3: move away from a place into another direction; "Go away before I start to cry"; "The train departs at noon" [syn: go, go away, depart] [ant: come, come up] 4: enter or assume a certain state or condition; "He became annoyed when he heard the bad news"; "It must be getting more serious"; "her face went red with anger"; "She went into ecstasy"; "Get going!" [syn: become, go, get] 5: be awarded; be allotted; "The first prize goes to Mary"; "Her money went on clothes" 6: have a particular form; "the story or argument runs as follows"; "as the saying goes..." [syn: run, go] 7: stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn't go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets" [syn: run, go, pass, lead, extend] 8: follow a certain course; "The inauguration went well"; "how did your interview go?" [syn: proceed, go] 9: be abolished or discarded; "These ugly billboards have to go!"; "These luxuries all had to go under the Khmer Rouge" 10: be or continue to be in a certain condition; "The children went hungry that day" 11: make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'" [syn: sound, go] 12: perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore" [syn: function, work, operate, go, run] [ant: malfunction, misfunction] 13: to be spent or finished; "The money had gone after a few days"; "Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest" [syn: run low, run short, go] 14: progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting" [syn: move, go, run] 15: continue to live through hardship or adversity; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"; "how long can a person last without food and water?" [syn: survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out] 16: pass, fare, or elapse; of a certain state of affairs or action; "How is it going?"; "The day went well until I got your call" 17: pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102" [syn: die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it] [ant: be born] 18: be in the right place or situation; "Where do these books belong?"; "Let's put health care where it belongs--under the control of the government"; "Where do these books go?" [syn: belong, go] 19: be ranked or compare; "This violinist is as good as Juilliard-trained violinists go" 20: begin or set in motion; "I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go!" [syn: start, go, get going] [ant: halt, stop] 21: have a turn; make one's move in a game; "Can I go now?" [syn: move, go] 22: be contained in; "How many times does 18 go into 54?" 23: be sounded, played, or expressed; "How does this song go again?" 24: blend or harmonize; "This flavor will blend with those in your dish"; "This sofa won't go with the chairs" [syn: blend, go, blend in] 25: lead, extend, or afford access; "This door goes to the basement"; "The road runs South" [syn: go, lead] 26: be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired; "This piece won't fit into the puzzle" [syn: fit, go] 27: go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way; "Who rifled through my desk drawers?" [syn: rifle, go] 28: be spent; "All my money went for food and rent" 29: give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number; "I plumped for the losing candidates" [syn: plump, go] 30: stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident" [syn: fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break down]
  • grow (definition)
    v 1: pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become; "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry" [syn: turn, grow] 2: become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast" 3: increase in size by natural process; "Corn doesn't grow here"; "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"; "her hair doesn't grow much anymore" 4: cause to grow or develop; "He grows vegetables in his backyard" 5: develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast" [syn: mature, maturate, grow] 6: come into existence; take on form or shape; "A new religious movement originated in that country"; "a love that sprang up from friendship"; "the idea for the book grew out of a short story"; "An interesting phenomenon uprose" [syn: originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow] 7: cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques; "The Bordeaux region produces great red wines"; "They produce good ham in Parma"; "We grow wheat here"; "We raise hogs here" [syn: grow, raise, farm, produce] 8: come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts" [syn: grow, develop, produce, get, acquire] 9: grow emotionally or mature; "The child developed beautifully in her new kindergarten"; "When he spent a summer at camp, the boy grew noticeably and no longer showed some of his old adolescent behavior" [syn: develop, grow] 10: become attached by or as if by the process of growth; "The tree trunks had grown together"
  • hello (definition)
    n 1: an expression of greeting; "every morning they exchanged polite hellos" [syn: hello, hullo, hi, howdy, how- do-you-do]
  • hippo (definition)
    n 1: an ancient Numidian town in northwestern Africa adjoining present-day Annaba in northeastern Algeria [syn: Hippo, Hippo Regius] 2: massive thick-skinned herbivorous animal living in or around rivers of tropical Africa [syn: hippopotamus, hippo, river horse, Hippopotamus amphibius]
  • ho (place) (definition)
    n 1: a trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; occurs together with yttrium; forms highly magnetic compounds [syn: holmium, Ho, atomic number 67]
  • hoe (definition)
    n 1: a tool with a flat blade attached at right angles to a long handle v 1: dig with a hoe; "He is hoeing the flower beds"
  • hoopoe (definition)
    n 1: any of several crested Old World birds with a slender downward-curved bill [syn: hoopoe, hoopoo]
  • hypo (definition)
    n 1: a compound used as a fixing agent in photographic developing [syn: hypo, sodium thiosulphate, sodium thiosulfate] 2: a piston syringe that is fitted with a hypodermic needle for giving injections [syn: hypodermic syringe, hypodermic, hypo]
  • kayo (definition)
    n 1: a blow that renders the opponent unconscious [syn: knockout, KO, kayo] v 1: knock unconscious or senseless; "the boxing champion knocked out his opponent in a few seconds" [syn: knock cold, knock out, kayo]
  • know (definition)
    n 1: the fact of being aware of information that is known to few people; "he is always in the know" v 1: be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about; "I know that the President lied to the people"; "I want to know who is winning the game!"; "I know it's time" [syn: know, cognize, cognise] [ant: ignore] 2: know how to do or perform something; "She knows how to knit"; "Does your husband know how to cook?" 3: be aware of the truth of something; have a belief or faith in something; regard as true beyond any doubt; "I know that I left the key on the table"; "Galileo knew that the earth moves around the sun" 4: be familiar or acquainted with a person or an object; "She doesn't know this composer"; "Do you know my sister?"; "We know this movie"; "I know him under a different name"; "This flower is known as a Peruvian Lily" 5: have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations; "I know the feeling!"; "have you ever known hunger?"; "I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict"; "The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare"; "I lived through two divorces" [syn: know, experience, live] 6: accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority; "The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne"; "We do not recognize your gods" [syn: acknowledge, recognize, recognise, know] 7: have fixed in the mind; "I know Latin"; "This student knows her irregular verbs"; "Do you know the poem well enough to recite it?" 8: have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this man?" [syn: sleep together, roll in the hay, love, make out, make love, sleep with, get laid, have sex, know, do it, be intimate, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, screw, fuck, jazz, eff, hump, lie with, bed, have a go at it, bang, get it on, bonk] 9: know the nature or character of; "we all knew her as a big show-off" 10: be able to distinguish, recognize as being different; "The child knows right from wrong" 11: perceive as familiar; "I know this voice!"
  • kowtow (definition)
    n 1: a former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission [syn: kowtow, kotow] v 1: bend the knees and bow in a servile manner [syn: scrape, kowtow, genuflect] 2: try to gain favor by cringing or flattering; "He is always kowtowing to his boss" [syn: fawn, toady, truckle, bootlick, kowtow, kotow, suck up]
  • low (name) (definition)
    adv 1: in a low position; near the ground; "the branches hung low" adj 1: less than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "low prices"; "the reservoir is low" [ant: high] 2: literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension; "low ceilings"; "low clouds"; "low hills"; "the sun is low"; "low furniture"; "a low bow" [ant: high] 3: very low in volume; "a low murmur"; "the low-toned murmur of the surf" [syn: low, low-toned] 4: unrefined in character; "low comedy" 5: used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency [syn: low, low-pitched] [ant: high, high-pitched] 6: of the most contemptible kind; "abject cowardice"; "a low stunt to pull"; "a low-down sneak"; "his miserable treatment of his family"; "You miserable skunk!"; "a scummy rabble"; "a scurvy trick" [syn: abject, low, low-down, miserable, scummy, scurvy] 7: low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings" [syn: humble, low, lowly, modest, small] 8: no longer sufficient; "supplies are low"; "our funds are depleted" [syn: depleted, low] 9: subdued or brought low in condition or status; "brought low"; "a broken man"; "his broken spirit" [syn: broken, crushed, humbled, humiliated, low] 10: filled with melancholy and despondency ; "gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions"; "a gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"; "the darkening mood"; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted" [syn: gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down(p), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited] n 1: an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation; "a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow" [syn: low, depression] 2: British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963) [syn: Low, David Low, Sir David Low, Sir David Alexander Cecil Low] 3: a low level or position or degree; "the stock market fell to a new low" [ant: high] 4: the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving [syn: first gear, first, low gear, low] v 1: make a low noise, characteristic of bovines [syn: moo, low]
  • malapropos (definition)
    adv 1: at an inconvenient time; "he arrived inopportunely just as we sat down for dinner"; "she answered malapropos" [syn: inopportunely, malapropos] [ant: opportunely] adj 1: of an inappropriate or incorrectly applied nature [ant: apropos]
  • mow (definition)
    n 1: a loft in a barn where hay is stored [syn: hayloft, haymow, mow] v 1: cut with a blade or mower; "mow the grass" [syn: mow, cut down] 2: make a sad face and thrust out one's lower lip; "mop and mow"; "The girl pouted" [syn: pout, mop, mow]
  • no (definition)
    adv 1: referring to the degree to which a certain quality is present; "he was no heavier than a child" [syn: no, no more] 2: not in any degree or manner; not at all; "he is no better today" 3: used to express refusal or denial or disagreement etc or especially to emphasize a negative statement; "no, you are wrong" adj 1: quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns for indicating a complete or almost complete lack or zero quantity of; "we have no bananas"; "no eggs left and no money to buy any"; "have you no decency?"; "did it with no help"; "I'll get you there in no time" [ant: all(a), some(a)] n 1: a negative; "his no was loud and clear" [ant: yes] 2: a radioactive transuranic element synthesized by bombarding curium with carbon ions; 7 isotopes are known [syn: nobelium, No, atomic number 102]
  • oh (definition)
    n 1: a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region [syn: Ohio, Buckeye State, OH]
  • outgrow (definition)
    v 1: grow too large or too mature for; "I have outgrown these clothes"; "She outgrew her childish habits" 2: grow faster than
  • overflow (definition)
    n 1: a large flow [syn: flood, overflow, outpouring] 2: the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity [syn: overflow, runoff, overspill] v 1: flow or run over (a limit or brim) [syn: overflow, overrun, well over, run over, brim over] 2: overflow with a certain feeling; "The children bubbled over with joy"; "My boss was bubbling over with anger" [syn: bubble over, overflow, spill over]
  • owe (definition)
    v 1: be obliged to pay or repay 2: be indebted to, in an abstract or intellectual sense; "This new theory owes much to Einstein's Relativity Theory" 3: be in debt; "She owes me $200"; "I still owe for the car"; "The thesis owes much to his adviser"
  • plateau (definition)
    n 1: a relatively flat highland [syn: tableland, plateau]
  • plough (definition)
    n 1: a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major [syn: Big Dipper, Dipper, Plough, Charles's Wain, Wain, Wagon] 2: a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing [syn: plow, plough] v 1: move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil; "The ship plowed through the water" [syn: plow, plough] 2: to break and turn over earth especially with a plow; "Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week"; "turn the earth in the Spring" [syn: plow, plough, turn]
  • pro (definition)
    adv 1: in favor of a proposition, opinion, etc. [ant: con] adj 1: in favor of (an action or proposal etc.); "a pro vote" [ant: anti] n 1: an athlete who plays for pay [syn: professional, pro] [ant: amateur] 2: an argument in favor of a proposal [ant: con]
  • roe (name) (definition)
    n 1: fish eggs or egg-filled ovary; having a grainy texture [syn: roe, hard roe] 2: eggs of female fish 3: the egg mass or spawn of certain crustaceans such as the lobster 4: the eggs or egg-laden ovary of a fish
  • row (name) (definition)
    n 1: an arrangement of objects or people side by side in a line; "a row of chairs" 2: an angry dispute; "they had a quarrel"; "they had words" [syn: quarrel, wrangle, row, words, run-in, dustup] 3: a long continuous strip (usually running horizontally); "a mackerel sky filled with rows of clouds"; "rows of barbed wire protected the trenches" 4: (construction) a layer of masonry; "a course of bricks" [syn: course, row] 5: a linear array of numbers, letters, or symbols side by side 6: a continuous chronological succession without an interruption; "they won the championship three years in a row" 7: the act of rowing as a sport [syn: rowing, row] v 1: propel with oars; "row the boat across the lake"
  • sew (definition)
    v 1: fasten by sewing; do needlework [syn: sew, run up, sew together, stitch] 2: create (clothes) with cloth; "Can the seamstress sew me a suit by next week?" [syn: sew, tailor, tailor-make]
  • show (definition)
    n 1: the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining; "a remarkable show of skill" 2: something intended to communicate a particular impression; "made a display of strength"; "a show of impatience"; "a good show of looking interested" [syn: display, show] 3: a social event involving a public performance or entertainment; "they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway" 4: pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression; "they try to keep up appearances"; "that ceremony is just for show" [syn: appearance, show] v 1: give an exhibition of to an interested audience; "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington" [syn: show, demo, exhibit, present, demonstrate] 2: establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture" [syn: prove, demonstrate, establish, show, shew] [ant: confute, disprove] 3: provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence" [syn: testify, bear witness, prove, evidence, show] 4: make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please" [ant: conceal, hide] 5: show in, or as in, a picture; "This scene depicts country life"; "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting" [syn: picture, depict, render, show] 6: give expression to; "She showed her disappointment" [syn: express, show, evince] 7: indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively; "I showed the customer the glove section"; "He pointed to the empty parking space"; "he indicated his opponents" [syn: indicate, point, designate, show] 8: be or become visible or noticeable; "His good upbringing really shows"; "The dirty side will show" [syn: show, show up] 9: indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'" [syn: read, register, show, record] 10: give evidence of, as of records; "The diary shows his distress that evening" 11: take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums; "The usher showed us to our seats" [syn: usher, show] 12: finish third or better in a horse or dog race; "he bet $2 on number six to show"
  • sloe (definition)
    n 1: wild plum of northeastern United States having dark purple fruits with yellow flesh [syn: Allegheny plum, Alleghany plum, sloe, Prunus alleghaniensis] 2: a thorny Eurasian bush with plumlike fruits [syn: blackthorn, sloe, Prunus spinosa] 3: small sour dark purple fruit of especially the Allegheny plum bush
  • slow (definition)
    adv 1: without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly'); "he spoke slowly"; "go easy here--the road is slippery"; "glaciers move tardily"; "please go slow so I can see the sights" [syn: slowly, slow, easy, tardily] [ant: apace, chop-chop, quickly, rapidly, speedily] 2: of timepieces; "the clock is almost an hour slow"; "my watch is running behind" [syn: behind, slow] adj 1: not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time; "a slow walker"; "the slow lane of traffic"; "her steps were slow"; "he was slow in reacting to the news"; "slow but steady growth" [ant: fast] 2: at a slow tempo; "the band played a slow waltz" [ant: fast] 3: slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students" [syn: dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow] 4: (used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time; "the clock is slow" [ant: fast] 5: so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome" [syn: boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome] 6: (of business) not active or brisk; "business is dull (or slow)"; "a sluggish market" [syn: dull, slow, sluggish] v 1: lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated" [syn: decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard] [ant: accelerate, quicken, speed, speed up] 2: become slow or slower; "Production slowed" [syn: slow, slow down, slow up, slack, slacken] 3: cause to proceed more slowly; "The illness slowed him down" [syn: slow, slow down, slow up]
  • snow (name) (place) (definition)
    n 1: precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals [syn: snow, snowfall] 2: a layer of snowflakes (white crystals of frozen water) covering the ground 3: English writer of novels about moral dilemmas in academe (1905-1980) [syn: Snow, C. P. Snow, Charles Percy Snow, Baron Snow of Leicester] 4: street names for cocaine [syn: coke, blow, nose candy, snow, C] v 1: fall as snow; "It was snowing all night" 2: conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end; "He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well" [syn: bamboozle, snow, hoodwink, pull the wool over someone's eyes, lead by the nose, play false]
  • so (name) (definition)
    adv 1: to a very great extent or degree; "the idea is so obvious"; "never been so happy"; "I love you so"; "my head aches so!" 2: in a manner that facilitates; "he observed the snakes so he could describe their behavior"; "he stooped down so he could pick up his hat" 3: in such a condition or manner, especially as expressed or implied; "They're happy and I hope they will remain so"; "so live your life that old age will bring no regrets" 4: to a certain unspecified extent or degree; "I can only go so far with this student"; "can do only so much in a day" 5: in the same way; also; "I was offended and so was he"; "worked hard and so did she" 6: in the way indicated; "hold the brush so"; "set up the pieces thus"; (`thusly' is a nonstandard variant) [syn: thus, thusly, so] 7: (usually followed by `that') to an extent or degree as expressed; "he was so tired he could hardly stand"; "so dirty that it smells" 8: subsequently or soon afterward (often used as sentence connectors); "then he left"; "go left first, then right"; "first came lightning, then thunder"; "we watched the late movie and then went to bed"; "and so home and to bed" [syn: then, so, and so, and then] 9: (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result; "therefore X must be true"; "the eggs were fresh and hence satisfactory"; "we were young and thence optimistic"; "it is late and thus we must go"; "the witness is biased and so cannot be trusted" [syn: therefore, hence, thence, thus, so] 10: in truth (often tends to intensify); "they said the car would break down and indeed it did"; "it is very cold indeed"; "was indeed grateful"; "indeed, the rain may still come"; "he did so do it!" [syn: indeed, so] n 1: the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization [syn: sol, soh, so]
  • sow (definition)
    n 1: an adult female hog v 1: place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth; "She sowed sunflower seeds" [syn: sow, seed] 2: introduce into an environment; "sow suspicion or beliefs" 3: place seeds in or on (the ground); "sow the ground with sunflower seeds" [syn: inseminate, sow, sow in]
  • stow (name) (place) (definition)
    v 1: fill by packing tightly; "stow the cart"
  • tableau (definition)
    n 1: a group of people attractively arranged (as if in a painting) [syn: tableau, tableau vivant] 2: any dramatic scene
  • tarot (definition)
    n 1: any of a set of (usually 72) cards that include 22 cards representing virtues and vices and death and fortune etc.; used by fortunetellers [syn: tarot card, tarot]
  • tempo (definition)
    n 1: (music) the speed at which a composition is to be played [syn: tempo, pacing] 2: the rate of some repeating event [syn: tempo, pace]
  • though (definition)
    adv 1: (postpositive) however; "it might be unpleasant, though"
  • throe (definition)
    n 1: severe spasm of pain; "the throes of dying"; "the throes of childbirth" 2: hard or painful trouble or struggle; "a country in the throes of economic collapse"
  • throw (definition)
    n 1: the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist); "the catcher made a good throw to second base" 2: a single chance or instance; "he couldn't afford $50 a throw" 3: the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam [syn: throw, stroke, cam stroke] 4: bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something 5: casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly; "he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice" v 1: propel through the air; "throw a frisbee" 2: move violently, energetically, or carelessly; "She threw herself forwards" 3: get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes" [syn: shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop] 4: place or put with great energy; "She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar" [syn: throw, thrust] 5: convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look" [syn: give, throw] 6: cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; "switch on the light"; "throw the lever" [syn: throw, flip, switch] 7: put or send forth; "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a spell"; "cast a warm light" [syn: project, cast, contrive, throw] 8: to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly; "Jane threw dinner together"; "throw the car into reverse" 9: cause to be confused emotionally [syn: bewilder, bemuse, discombobulate, throw] 10: utter with force; utter vehemently; "hurl insults"; "throw accusations at someone" [syn: hurl, throw] 11: organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course" [syn: hold, throw, have, make, give] 12: make on a potter's wheel; "she threw a beautiful teapot" 13: cause to fall off; "The horse threw its inexperienced rider" 14: throw (a die) out onto a flat surface; "Throw a six" 15: be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher" [syn: confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate]
  • toe (name) (definition)
    n 1: one of the digits of the foot 2: the part of footwear that provides a covering for the toes 3: forepart of a hoof 4: (golf) the part of a clubhead farthest from the shaft v 1: walk so that the toes assume an indicated position or direction; "She toes inwards" 2: drive obliquely; "toe a nail" [syn: toe, toenail] 3: hit (a golf ball) with the toe of the club 4: drive (a golf ball) with the toe of the club 5: touch with the toe
  • tow (name) (definition)
    n 1: the act of hauling something (as a vehicle) by means of a hitch or rope; "the truck gave him a tow to the garage" [syn: tow, towage] v 1: drag behind; "Horses used to tow barges along the canal"
  • turbot (definition)
    n 1: flesh of a large European flatfish 2: a large brownish European flatfish [syn: turbot, Psetta maxima]
  • typo (definition)
    n 1: a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind [syn: misprint, erratum, typographical error, typo, literal error, literal]
  • undergo (definition)
    v 1: pass through; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; "The fluid undergoes shear"; "undergo a strange sensation"
  • woe (definition)
    n 1: misery resulting from affliction [syn: suffering, woe] 2: intense mournfulness [syn: woe, woefulness]
  • pernod (definition)
    n 1: (registered trademark) a liqueur flavored with anise
  • au (place) (definition)
    n 1: a soft yellow malleable ductile (trivalent and univalent) metallic element; occurs mainly as nuggets in rocks and alluvial deposits; does not react with most chemicals but is attacked by chlorine and aqua regia [syn: gold, Au, atomic number 79] 2: a unit of length used for distances within the solar system; equal to the mean distance between the Earth and the Sun (approximately 93 million miles or 150 million kilometers) [syn: Astronomical Unit, AU]
  • co (definition)
    n 1: an odorless very poisonous gas that is a product of incomplete combustion of carbon [syn: carbon monoxide, carbon monoxide gas, CO] 2: a hard ferromagnetic silver-white bivalent or trivalent metallic element; a trace element in plant and animal nutrition [syn: cobalt, Co, atomic number 27] 3: one who refuses to serve in the armed forces on grounds of conscience [syn: conscientious objector, CO] 4: a state in west central United States in the Rocky Mountains [syn: Colorado, Centennial State, CO]
  • cro (definition)
    n 1: electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities [syn: oscilloscope, scope, cathode-ray oscilloscope, CRO]
  • doh (definition)
    n 1: the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization [syn: do, doh, ut]
  • gogh (definition)
    n 1: Dutch Post-impressionist painter noted for his use of color (1853-1890) [syn: van Gogh, Vincent van Gogh, Gogh]
  • ko (definition)
    n 1: a blow that renders the opponent unconscious [syn: knockout, KO, kayo]
  • luo (definition)
    n 1: a Nilotic language
  • mo (place) (definition)
    n 1: an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit" [syn: moment, mo, minute, second, bit] 2: a polyvalent metallic element that resembles chromium and tungsten in its properties; used to strengthen and harden steel [syn: molybdenum, Mo, atomic number 42] 3: a midwestern state in central United States; a border state during the American Civil War, Missouri was admitted to the Confederacy without actually seceding from the Union [syn: Missouri, Show Me State, MO]
  • o (definition)
    n 1: a nonmetallic bivalent element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless nonflammable diatomic gas; constitutes 21 percent of the atmosphere by volume; the most abundant element in the earth's crust [syn: oxygen, O, atomic number 8] 2: the 15th letter of the Roman alphabet [syn: O, o] 3: the blood group whose red cells carry neither the A nor B antigens; "people with type O blood are universal donors" [syn: O, type O, group O]
  • po (name) (place) (definition)
    n 1: a radioactive metallic element that is similar to tellurium and bismuth; occurs in uranium ores but can be produced by bombarding bismuth with neutrons in a nuclear reactor [syn: polonium, Po, atomic number 84] 2: a noncommissioned officer in the Navy or Coast Guard with a rank comparable to sergeant in the Army [syn: petty officer, PO, P.O.] 3: a European river; flows into the Adriatic Sea [syn: Po, Po River] 4: an independent agency of the federal government responsible for mail delivery (and sometimes telecommunications) between individuals and businesses in the United States [syn: United States Post Office, US Post Office, Post Office, PO]
  • poe (name) (definition)
    n 1: United States writer and poet (1809-1849) [syn: Poe, Edgar Allan Poe]
  • rho (place) (definition)
    n 1: the 17th letter of the Greek alphabet
  • ro (place) (definition)
    n 1: an artificial language for international use that rejects all existing words and is based instead on an abstract analysis of ideas
  • schmo (definition)
    n 1: (Yiddish) a jerk [syn: schmuck, shmuck, schmo, shmo]
  • stowe (name) (place) (definition)
    n 1: United States writer of a novel about slavery that advanced the abolitionists' cause (1811-1896) [syn: Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe]
  • tho (definition)
    n 1: a branch of the Tai languages
  • bordeaux (place) (definition)
    n 1: a port city in southwestern France; a major center of the wine trade 2: any of several red or white wines produced around Bordeaux, France or wines resembling them [syn: Bordeaux, Bordeaux wine]
  • cousteau (definition)
    n 1: French underwater explorer (born in 1910) [syn: Cousteau, Jacques Costeau, Jacques Yves Costeau]
  • defoe (definition)
    n 1: English writer remembered particularly for his novel about Robinson Crusoe (1660-1731) [syn: Defoe, Daniel Defoe]
  • gateau (definition)
    n 1: any of various rich and elaborate cakes
  • imo (definition)
    n 1: the United Nations agency concerned with international maritime activities [syn: International Maritime Organization, IMO]
  • loewe (definition)
    n 1: United States composer (born in Austria) who collaborated with Lerner on several musicals (1901-1987) [syn: Loewe, Frederick Loewe]
  • marceau (definition)
    n 1: French mime famous for his sad-faced clown (born in 1923) [syn: Marceau, Marcel Marceau]
  • miro (definition)
    n 1: New Zealand conifer used for lumber; the dark wood is used for interior carpentry [syn: miro, black pine, Prumnopitys ferruginea, Podocarpus ferruginea] 2: Spanish surrealist painter (1893-1983) [syn: Miro, Joan Miro]
  • monroe (name) (place) (definition)
    n 1: United States film actress noted for sex appeal (1926-1962) [syn: Monroe, Marilyn Monroe, Norma Jean Baker] 2: 5th President of the United States; author of the Monroe Doctrine (1758-1831) [syn: Monroe, James Monroe, President Monroe] 3: a town of southeast Michigan on Lake Erie 4: a town in north central Louisiana
  • munro (name) (definition)
    n 1: British writer of short stories (1870-1916) [syn: Munro, H. H. Munro, Hector Hugh Munro, Saki]
  • ngo (definition)
    n 1: an organization that is not part of the local or state or federal government [syn: nongovernmental organization, NGO]
  • rondeau (definition)
    n 1: a musical form that is often the last movement of a sonata [syn: rondo, rondeau] 2: a French verse form of 10 or 13 lines running on two rhymes; the opening phrase is repeated as the refrain of the second and third stanzas [syn: rondeau, rondel]
  • rouleau (definition)
    n 1: a roll of ribbon 2: a roll of coins wrapped in paper
  • rousseau (definition)
    n 1: French philosopher and writer born in Switzerland; believed that the natural goodness of man was warped by society; ideas influenced the French Revolution (1712-1778) [syn: Rousseau, Jean-Jacques Rousseau] 2: French primitive painter (1844-1910) [syn: Rousseau, Henri Rousseau, Le Douanier Rousseau]
  • thoreau (place) (definition)
    n 1: United States writer and social critic (1817-1862) [syn: Thoreau, Henry David Thoreau]
  • truffaut (definition)
    n 1: French filmmaker (1932-1984) [syn: Truffaut, Francois Truffaut]
  • taekwondo (definition)
    n 1: a Korean martial art similar to karate [syn: tae kwon do, taekwondo]
  • da (definition)
    n 1: an official prosecutor for a judicial district [syn: district attorney, DA]
  • a (definition)
    n 1: a metric unit of length equal to one ten billionth of a meter (or 0.0001 micron); used to specify wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation [syn: angstrom, angstrom unit, A] 2: any of several fat-soluble vitamins essential for normal vision; prevents night blindness or inflammation or dryness of the eyes [syn: vitamin A, antiophthalmic factor, axerophthol, A] 3: one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose) [syn: deoxyadenosine monophosphate, A] 4: (biochemistry) purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with thymine in DNA and with uracil in RNA [syn: adenine, A] 5: the basic unit of electric current adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; "a typical household circuit carries 15 to 50 amps" [syn: ampere, amp, A] 6: the 1st letter of the Roman alphabet [syn: A, a] 7: the blood group whose red cells carry the A antigen [syn: A, type A, group A]
  • gestapo (definition)
    n 1: the secret state police in Nazi Germany; known for its terrorist methods
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