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Princeton University - WordNet - a lexical database for the English language
Category: General
Date & country: 27/01/2008, US
Words: 85193


aa
noun a dry form of lava resembling clinkers

Aachen
Aken noun a city in western Germany near the Dutch and Belgian borders; formerly it was Charlemagne`s northern capital

Aalborg
Alborg noun a city and port in northern Jutland

aalii
noun a small Hawaiian tree with hard dark wood

Aalto
Alvar Aalto noun Finnish architect and designer of furniture (1898-1976)

aardvark
ant bear 1 anteater 1 Orycteropus afer noun nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata

aardwolf
Proteles cristata noun striped hyena of southeast Africa that feeds chiefly on insects

Aare
Aar noun a river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine

Aaron
noun (Old Testament) elder brother of Moses and first high priest of the Israelites; created the golden calf

AB
type AB noun the blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens

aba
aba cloth noun a fabric woven from goat hair and camel hair

abaca
Manila hemp noun Philippine banana tree having leafstalks that yield Manila hemp used for rope and paper etc

abacinate
verb blind by holding a red-hot metal plate before someone`s eyes; `The prisoners were abacinated by their captors`

aback
adverb by surprise; `taken aback by the caustic remarks`

abactinal
adjective (of radiate animals) located on the surface or end opposite to that on which the mouth is situated

abacus
noun a calculator that performs arithmetic functions by manually sliding counters on rods or in grooves

Abadan
noun a port city in southwestern Iran

abalone
ear-shell noun any of various large edible marine gastropods of the genus Haliotis having an ear-shaped shell with pearly interior

abampere
abamp noun a unit of current equal to 10 amperes

abandon
wantonness noun the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry; `she danced with abandon`

abandon
verb stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims; `He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage`; `Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations`

abandoned
derelict adjective forsaken by owner or keeper ; `weed-grown yard of an abandoned farmhouse`

abandoned person
noun someone for whom hope has been abandoned

abandoned ship
derelict noun a ship abandoned on the high seas

abandonment
noun the act of giving something up

abarticulation
noun dislocation of a joint

abasement
degradation noun a low or downcast state; `each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement`- H.L.Menchken

abashed
chagrined adjective feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self-conscious; `felt abashed at the extravagant praise`; `chagrined at the poor sales of his book`; `was embarrassed by her child`s tantrums`

abashment
bashfulness noun feeling embarrassed due to modesty

abasia
noun inability to walk

abasia trepidans
noun abasia due to trembling of the legs

abasic
abatic adjective of or relating to abasia (inability to walk)

abatable
adjective capable of being abated

abatable nuisance
noun a nuisance that can remedied (suppressed or extinguished or rendered harmless); `the continued existence of an abatable nuisance is not authorized under the law`

abate
let up verb become less in amount or intensity; `The storm abated`; `The rain let up after a few hours`

abatement
noun the act of abating; `laws enforcing noise abatement`

abatement of a nuisance
nuisance abatement noun (law) the removal or termination or destruction of something that has been found to be a nuisance

abator
noun a person who abates a nuisance

abattis
abatis noun line of defense consisting of a barrier of felled or live trees with branches (sharpened or with barbed wire entwined) toward the enemy

abattoir
butchery noun a building where animals are butchered

abaxial
adjective facing away from the axis of an organ or organism; `the abaxial surface of a leaf is the underside or side facing away from the stem`

abaxially
adverb in an abaxial manner

abaya
noun (Arabic) a loose black robe from head to toe; traditionally worn by Muslim women

abbacy
noun the jurisdiction or office of an abbot

abbatial
adjective of or having to do with or belonging to an abbey or abbot, or abbess

abbe
noun a French abbot

Abbe condenser
noun a condenser having 2 or 3 lenses with wide aperture for use in microscopes

abbess
mother superior noun the superior of a group of nuns

abbey
noun a monastery ruled by an abbot

abbot
archimandrite noun the superior of an abbey of monks

abbreviate
verb shorten; `Abbreviate `New York` and write `NY``

abbreviated
brief adjective (of clothing) very short; `an abbreviated swimsuit`; `a brief bikini`

abbreviation
noun a shortened form of a word or phrase

abcoulomb
noun a unit of electrical charge equal to 10 coulombs

abdicable
adjective capable of being discarded or renounced or relinquished; `abdicable responsibilites`

abdicate
verb give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations; `The King abdicated when he married a divorcee`

abdication
stepping down noun a formal resignation and renunciation of powers

abdicator
noun one who formally relinquishes and office or responsibility

abdomen
venter noun the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis

abdominal
adjective of or relating to or near the abdomen; `abdominal muscles`

abdominal actinomycosis
noun a serious form of actinomycosis that affects the abdomen

abdominal aorta
noun a branch of the descending aorta

abdominal aortic aneurysm
AAA noun an aneurysm of the abdominal aorta associated with old age and hypertension

abdominal breathing
noun breathing in which most of the respiratory effort is done by the abdominal muscles; `abdominal breathing is practiced by singers`

abdominal cavity
noun the cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm

abdominal pregnancy
noun ectopic pregnancy in the abdominal cavity

abdominal wall
noun a wall of the abdomen

abdominocentesis
paracentesis noun centesis of the belly to remove fluid for diagnosis

abdominoplasty
tummy tuck noun cosmetic surgery of the abdomen to remove wrinkles and tighten the skin over the stomach

abdominous
paunchy adjective having a large belly

abdominousness
paunchiness noun the bodily property of a protruding belly

abdominovesical
adjective of or relating to the abdomen and the urinary bladder

abducens muscle
lateral rectus muscle noun the ocular muscle whose contraction turns the eyeball outward

abducent
abducting adjective especially of muscles; drawing away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part

abduct
verb pull away from the body; `this muscle abducts`

abduction
noun the criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force a family member; if a man`s wife is abducted it is a crime against the family relationship and against the wife

abductor
abductor muscle noun a muscle that draws a body part away from the median line

abeam
adverb at right angles to the length of a ship or airplane

abecedarian
adjective alphabetically arranged (as for beginning readers)

abecedarius
noun a poem having lines beginning with letters of the alphabet in regular order

abed
adverb in bed

Abel
noun (Old Testament) Cain and Abel were the first children of Adam and Eve born after the Fall of Man; Abel was killed by Cain

Abel
Niels Henrik Abel noun Norwegian mathematician (1802-1829)

Abelard
Peter Abelard noun French philosopher and theologian; lover of Heloise (1079-1142)

abelia
noun any of various deciduous or evergreen ornamental shrubs of the genus Abelia having opposite simple leaves and cymes of small white or pink or purplish flowers; Asia and Mexico

Abelian group
commutative group noun a group that satisfies the commutative law

Abelmoschus
genus Abelmoschus noun genus of tropical coarse herbs having large lobed leaves and often yellow flowers

abelmosk
musk mallow 2 Abelmoschus moschatus noun bushy herb of tropical Asia grown for its yellow or pink to scarlet blooms that resemble the hibiscus

Aberdare
noun a mining town in southern Wales

Aberdeen
noun a city in northeastern Scotland on the North Sea

Aberdeen Angus
Angus noun black hornless breed from Scotland

Aberdonian
adjective of or relating to Aberdeen

aberrance
aberrancy noun a state or condition markedly different from the norm

aberrant
deviant adjective markedly different from an accepted norm; `aberrant behavior`; `deviant ideas`

aberrate
verb diverge or deviate from the straight path; produce aberration; `The surfaces of the concave lens may be proportioned so as to aberrate exactly equal to the convex lens`

aberration
distortion noun an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image

abet
verb assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing

abetalipoproteinemia
noun a rare inherited disorder of fat metabolism; characterized by severe deficiency of beta-lipoproteins and abnormal red blood cells (acanthocytes) and abnormally low cholesterol levels

abetment
abettal noun the verbal act of urging on

abettor
abetter noun one who helps or encourages or incites another