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Cattaro
geographical name — see Kotor
Cattell
biographical name James McKeen 1860-1944 American psychologist & editor
cattery
noun (plural -teries) Date: circa 1843 an establishment for the breeding and boarding of cats
cattily
adverb see catty II
cattiness
noun see catty II
cattle
noun plural Etymology: Middle English catel, from Anglo-French katil, chatel personal property, from Medieval Latin capitale, from Latin, neuter of capitalis of the head — more ...
cattle call
noun Date: 1952 a mass audition (as of actors)
cattle egret
noun Date: circa 1899 a small Old World white egret (Bubulcus ibis) introduced into the New World and having a yellow bill and in the breeding season buff on the crown, breast, ...
cattle grub
noun Date: 1926 either of two warble flies (genus Hypoderma) especially in the larval stage: a. common cattle grub b. a related warble fly (H. bovis)
cattle guard
noun Date: 1843 a shallow ditch with rails or bars laid across that are spread far enough apart to prevent livestock from crossing but not people or vehicles
cattle prod
noun Date: 1970 a handheld prodding device that delivers an electric shock (as in controlling cattle)
cattle tick
noun Date: 1869 either of two ixodid ticks (Boophilus annulatus and B. microplus) that infest cattle and transmit the protozoan which causes Texas fever
cattleman
noun Date: 1864 one who tends or raises cattle
cattleya
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Wm. Cattley died 1832 English patron of botany Date: 1828 any of a genus (Cattleya) of tropical American epiphytic orchids with showy hooded ...
Catton
biographical name (Charles) Bruce 1899-1978 American journalist & historian
catty
I. noun (plural catties) Etymology: Malay kati Date: 1598 any of various units of weight of China and southeast Asia varying around 1 1/3 pounds (about 600 grams); also a ...
catty-corner
or catty-cornered variant of kitty-corner
catty-cornered
I. see catty-corner II. adverb or adjective see kitty-corner
Catullus
biographical name Gaius Valerius circa 84-circa 54 B.C. Roman poet
CATV
abbreviation 1. cable television 2. community antenna television
catwalk
noun Date: 1845 a narrow walkway (as along a bridge)
Cauca
geographical name river 838 miles (1348 kilometers) W Colombia flowing N into the Magdalena
Caucasia
or Caucasus geographical name region SE Europe between the Black & Caspian seas, divided by Caucasus Mountains into Ciscaucasia (to the N) & Transcaucasia (to the S)
Caucasian
adjective Date: 1658 1. of or relating to the Caucasus or its inhabitants 2. of, constituting, or characteristic of a race of humankind native to Europe, North Africa, and ...
Caucasoid
adjective or noun see Caucasian
Caucasus
geographical name see Caucasia
Caucasus Indicus
geographical name — see Hindu Kush
Caucasus Mountains
geographical name mountain system SE Europe in Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia — see El'brus
Cauchy sequence
noun Etymology: Augustin-Louis Cauchy died 1857 French mathematician Date: circa 1949 a sequence of elements in a metric space such that for any positive number no matter how ...
caucus
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1763 a closed meeting of a group of persons belonging to the same political party or faction usually to select candidates or to decide ...
caudad
adverb Etymology: Latin cauda Date: 1888 toward the tail or posterior end
caudal
adjective Etymology: New Latin caudalis, from Latin cauda tail Date: 1661 1. of, relating to, or being a tail 2. directed toward or situated in or near the tail or posterior ...
caudally
adverb see caudal
caudate
adjective Date: 1600 having a tail or a taillike appendage
caudate nucleus
noun Date: 1902 the most medial of the four basal ganglia in each cerebral hemisphere — called also caudate
caudex
noun (plural caudices or caudexes) Etymology: Latin, tree trunk or stem Date: circa 1797 1. the stem of a palm or tree fern 2. the woody base of a perennial plant
caudillismo
noun Etymology: Spanish, from caudillo Date: 1927 the doctrine or practice of a caudillo
caudillo
noun (plural -llos) Etymology: Spanish, chief, leader, from Late Latin capitellum small head — more at cadet Date: 1852 a Spanish or Latin-American military dictator
Caudine Forks
geographical name two mountain passes S Italy in the Apennines between Benevento & Capua
caudle
noun Etymology: Middle English caudel, from Anglo-French *caudel, chaudel from calt, chaut warm, from Latin calidus — more at cauldron Date: 14th century a drink (as for ...
caught
I. past and past participle of catch II. adjective Date: 1858 pregnant — often used in the phrase get caught
caul
noun Etymology: Middle English calle net, omentum, probably from Old English cawl basket Date: 14th century 1. the large fatty omentum covering the intestines (as of a cow, ...
Caulaincourt
biographical name Marquis Armand-Augustin-Louis de 1773-1827 French general & diplomat
cauldron
noun Etymology: Middle English, caudron, caldron, from Anglo-French cauderon, diminutive of caldere basin, from Late Latin caldaria, from feminine of Latin caldarius used for hot ...
Caulfield
geographical name city SE Australia in S Victoria SE of Melbourne; part of Greater Melbourne population 67,776
cauliflower
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Italian cavolfiore, from cavolo cabbage (from Late Latin caulus, from Latin caulis stem, cabbage) + fiore flower, from Latin flor-, flos ...
cauliflower ear
noun Date: 1904 an ear deformed from injury and excessive growth of reparative tissue
caulifloweret
noun Date: 1946 a bite-size piece of cauliflower
cauline
adjective Etymology: probably from New Latin caulinus, from Latin caulis Date: 1756 of, relating to, or growing on a stem and especially on the upper part
caulk
I. transitive verb or calk Etymology: Middle English caulken, from Anglo-French cauker, calcher, chalcher to trample, from Latin calcare, from calc-, calx heel Date: 15th ...
caulker
noun see caulk I
caulking
noun see caulk II
caus
abbreviation causative
causa sine qua non
foreign term Etymology: Latin an indispensable cause or condition
causal
adjective Date: circa 1530 1. expressing or indicating cause ; causative 2. of, relating to, or constituting a cause 3. involving causation or a cause 4. arising ...
causalgia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek kausos fever (from kaiein to burn) + New Latin -algia Date: 1872 a constant usually burning pain resulting from injury to a peripheral ...
causalgic
adjective see causalgia
causality
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1603 1. a causal quality or agency 2. the relation between a cause and its effect or between regularly correlated events or phenomena
causally
adverb see causal
causation
noun Date: 1615 1. a. the act or process of causing b. the act or agency which produces an effect 2. causality
causative
adjective Date: 15th century 1. effective or operating as a cause or agent 2. expressing causation; specifically being a linguistic form that indicates that the subject ...
causatively
adverb see causative
cause
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin causa Date: 13th century 1. a. a reason for an action or condition ; motive b. something that brings ...
cause célèbre
also cause celebre noun (plural causes célèbres; also causes celebres) Etymology: French, literally, celebrated case Date: 1763 1. a legal case that excites widespread ...
cause celebre
noun see cause célèbre
cause of action
Date: 15th century the grounds (as violation of a right) that entitle a plaintiff to bring a suit
causeless
adjective see cause I
causer
noun see cause II
causerie
noun Etymology: French, from causer to chat, from Latin causari to plead, discuss, from causa Date: 1818 1. an informal conversation ; chat 2. a short informal essay
causeway
noun Etymology: Middle English cauciwey, from cauci + wey way Date: 15th century 1. a raised way across wet ground or water 2. highway; especially one of ancient Roman ...
causey
noun (plural causeys) Etymology: Middle English cauci, from Anglo-French causee, chaucee, from Medieval Latin calciata paved highway, probably from Latin calc-, calx limestone ...
Causses
geographical name limestone region S central France on S border of Massif Central
caustic
I. adjective Etymology: Latin causticus, from Greek kaustikos, from kaiein to burn Date: 14th century 1. capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action ; corrosive ...
caustic potash
noun Date: 1839 potassium hydroxide
caustic soda
noun Date: 1796 sodium hydroxide
caustically
adverb see caustic I
causticity
noun see caustic I
cauterization
noun see cauterize
cauterize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 14th century 1. to sear with a cautery or caustic 2. to make insensible ; deaden • cauterization noun
cautery
noun (plural -teries) Etymology: Latin cauterium, from Greek kautērion branding iron, from kaiein Date: 14th century 1. the act or effect of cauterizing ; cauterization 2. ...
caution
I. noun Etymology: Latin caution-, cautio precaution, from cavēre to be on one's guard — more at hear Date: 1566 1. warning, admonishment 2. precaution 3. prudent ...
cautionary
adjective see caution I
cautious
adjective Date: 1614 marked by or given to caution • cautiously adverb • cautiousness noun Synonyms: cautious, circumspect, wary, chary mean prudently watchful ...
cautiously
adverb see cautious
cautiousness
noun see cautious
Cauvery
or Kāveri geographical name river 475 miles (764 kilometers) S India flowing E & entering Bay of Bengal in a wide delta
Cauvery Falls
or Kāveri Falls geographical name waterfall India in the Cauvery on Karnataka-Tamil Nadu boundary
cav
abbreviation 1. cavalry 2. cavity
cavalcade
noun Etymology: French, ride on horseback, from Old Italian cavalcata, from cavalcare to go on horseback, from Late Latin caballicare, from Latin caballus horse; akin to Greek ...
cavaletti
noun plural but singular or plural in construction see cavalletti
cavalier
I. noun Etymology: Middle French, from Old Italian cavaliere, from Old Occitan cavalier, from Late Latin caballarius horseman, from Latin caballus Date: 1589 1. a gentleman ...
Cavalier King Charles spaniel
noun Etymology: 1cavalier + King Charles spaniel, a breed of toy spaniel, from Charles II of England Date: 1969 any of a breed of toy spaniels developed in Great Britain ...
cavalierism
noun see cavalier II
cavalierly
adverb see cavalier II
cavalla
noun (plural -la or -las) Etymology: Spanish caballa, a fish, from Late Latin, mare, feminine of Latin caballus Date: 1624 1. (also cavally) any of various carangid fishes ...
cavalletti
also cavaletti noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: Italian, plural of cavalletto trestle, diminutive of cavallo horse, from Latin caballus Date: 1950 ...
cavally
noun see cavalla 1
cavalry
noun (plural -ries) Etymology: Italian cavalleria cavalry, chivalry, from cavaliere Date: 1546 1. a. an army component mounted on horseback b. an army component moving ...
cavalry twill
noun Date: 1939 tricotine
cavalryman
noun Date: 1860 a cavalry soldier
Cavan
geographical name 1. county NE Ireland (republic) in Ulster area 730 square miles (1898 square kilometers), population 52,756 2. town, its capital population 3332
cavatina
noun Etymology: Italian, from cavata production of sound from an instrument, extraction, from cavare to dig out, from Latin, to make hollow, from cavus Date: 1813 1. an ...
cave
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin cava, from cavus hollow; akin to Greek koilos hollow, and probably to Greek kyein to be pregnant — more at ...
cave bear
noun Date: 1865 a very large extinct bear (Ursus spelaeus) known especially from Pleistocene deposits in European caves
cave canem
foreign term Etymology: Latin beware the dog
cave dweller
noun Date: 1865 1. one (as a prehistoric human) that dwells in a cave 2. one that lives in a city apartment building
cave-in
noun Date: 1860 1. the action of caving in 2. a place where earth has caved in
caveat
noun Etymology: Latin, let him beware, from cavēre — more at hear Date: 1533 1. a. a warning enjoining one from certain acts or practices b. an explanation to ...
caveat emptor
noun Etymology: New Latin, let the buyer beware Date: 1523 a principle in commerce: without a warranty the buyer takes the risk
caveat lector
foreign term Etymology: Latin let the reader beware
Cavell
biographical name Edith Louisa 1865-1915 English nurse
caveman
noun Date: 1865 1. a cave dweller especially of the Stone Age 2. a man who acts in a rough or crude manner
Cavendish
I. biographical name Henry 1731-1810 English scientist II. biographical name Spencer Compton 1833-1908 8th Duke of Devonshire English statesman III. biographical name Sir ...
caver
noun see cave II
cavern
I. noun Etymology: Middle English caverne, from Middle French, from Latin caverna, from cavus Date: 14th century cave; especially one of large or indefinite extent II. ...
cavernicolous
adjective Date: circa 1889 inhabiting caves
cavernous
adjective Date: 15th century 1. a. having caverns or cavities b. of animal tissue composed largely of vascular sinuses and capable of dilating with blood to bring about ...
cavernously
adverb see cavernous
cavetto
noun (plural cavetti) Etymology: Italian, from cavo hollow, from Latin cavus Date: 1664 a concave molding having a curve that approximates a quarter circle — see molding ...
caviar
also caviare noun Etymology: earlier cavery, caviarie, from obsolete Italian caviari, plural of caviaro, from Turkish havyar Date: circa 1560 1. processed salted roe of large ...
caviare
noun see caviar
cavil
verb (-iled or -illed; -iling or cavilling) Etymology: Latin cavillari to jest, cavil, from cavilla raillery; akin to Latin calvi to deceive — more at calumny Date: 1542 ...
caviler
noun see cavil
caviller
noun see cavil
caving
noun Date: 1932 the sport of exploring caves ; spelunking
cavitary
adjective Date: 1835 of, relating to, or characterized by bodily cavitation
cavitate
verb (-tated; -tating) Date: 1909 intransitive verb to form cavities or bubbles transitive verb to cavitate in
cavitation
noun Etymology: cavity + -ation Date: 1895 the process of cavitating: as a. the formation of partial vacuums in a liquid by a swiftly moving solid body (as a propeller) or ...
Cavite
geographical name city Philippines in Luzon on Cavite Peninsula in Manila Bay SW of Manila population 92,000
cavity
noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Middle French cavité, from Late Latin cavitas, from Latin cavus Date: 1541 1. an unfilled space within a mass; especially a hollowed-out ...
cavort
intransitive verb Etymology: perhaps alteration of curvet Date: 1794 1. to leap or dance about in a lively manner 2. to engage in extravagant behavior
Cavour
biographical name Conte Camillo Benso di 1810-1861 Italian statesman
CAVU
abbreviation ceiling and visibility unlimited
cavy
noun (plural cavies) Etymology: New Latin Cavia, genus name, from obsolete Portuguese çavia (now sauiá) the spiny rat Makalata (Echimys) armata, from Tupi saujá Date: 1796 ...
caw
intransitive verb Etymology: imitative Date: 1589 to utter the harsh raucous natural call of the crow or a similar cry • caw noun
Caxias
I. biographical name Duque de 1803-1880 Luiz Alves de Lima e Silva Brazilian general & statesman II. geographical name 1. town NE Brazil in Maranhão WNW of Teresina ...
Caxias do Sul
geographical name see Caxias II, 3
Caxton
biographical name William circa 1422-1491 1st English printer
cay
noun Etymology: Spanish cayo — more at key Date: 1707 a low island or reef of sand or coral
cayenne
noun Date: 1773 cayenne pepper
Cayenne
geographical name city & port capital of French Guiana on island in Cayenne River near the coast population 37,097
cayenne pepper
noun Etymology: by folk etymology from earlier cayan, ultimately modification of Tupi kɨʔɨjá, kɨʔɨnʸá Date: 1756 1. a pungent condiment consisting of the ground dried ...
Cayes
or Aux Cayes geographical name city & port SW Haiti population 105,383
Cayey
geographical name city SE central Puerto Rico population 47,370
cayman
variant of caiman
Cayman Islands
geographical name islands West Indies NW of Jamaica; a British colony capital George Town (on Grand Cayman, chief island) area 100 square miles (259 square kilometers), ...
Caymanian
adjective or noun see Cayman Islands
Cayuga
I. noun (plural Cayuga or Cayugas) Etymology: Cayuga *kayó•kwę, a 17th century Cayuga town Date: 1744 1. a member of an American Indian people of New York 2. the ...
Cayuse
noun (plural Cayuse or Cayuses) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1825 1. a member of an American Indian people of Oregon and Washington 2. plural cayuses, not capitalized, ...
CB
noun Date: 1959 citizens band; also the radio transmitting and receiving set used for citizens-band communications
Cb
I. abbreviation cumulonimbus II. symbol columbium
CBC
abbreviation 1. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 2. complete blood count
CBD
abbreviation 1. cash before delivery 2. central business district
CBE
abbreviation 1. commander of the Order of the British Empire 2. companion of the Order of the British Empire
CBer
noun Date: 1959 one that operates a CB radio
CBI
abbreviation computer-based instruction
CBO
abbreviation Congressional Budget Office
CBS
abbreviation Columbia Broadcasting System
CBW
abbreviation chemical and biological warfare
cc
abbreviation cubic centimeter
Cc
abbreviation cirrocumulus
CC
abbreviation 1. carbon copy 2. chief clerk 3. common carrier 4. community college 5. country club
CCC
abbreviation Civilian Conservation Corps
CCD
I. noun Date: 1973 charge-coupled device II. abbreviation Confraternity of Christian Doctrine
CCTV
abbreviation closed-circuit television
CCU
abbreviation 1. cardiac care unit 2. coronary care unit 3. critical care unit
ccw
abbreviation counterclockwise
cd
abbreviation 1. candela 2. candle 3. cord
Cd
symbol cadmium
CD
I. noun Date: 1965 certificate of deposit II. noun Etymology: compact disc Date: 1979 a small optical disk usually containing recorded music or computer data; also the ...
CD-ROM
noun Etymology: compact disc read-only memory Date: 1983 a CD containing computer data that cannot be altered
CD4
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: cluster of differentiation Date: 1984 a large glycoprotein that is found on the surface especially of helper T cells, that is the ...
CDC
abbreviation Centers for Disease Control; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDD
abbreviation certificate of disability for discharge
Cdn
abbreviation Canadian
cDNA
noun Etymology: complementary Date: 1973 a DNA that is complementary to a given RNA which serves as a template for synthesis of the DNA in the presence of reverse ...
CDP
abbreviation certificate in data processing
CDR
abbreviation commander
CDT
abbreviation central daylight time
CDW
abbreviation collision damage waiver
Ce
symbol cerium
CE
abbreviation 1. chemical engineer 2. civil engineer 3. Christian Era — often punctuated; Common Era; often punctuated 4. Corps of Engineers
ce n'est que le premier pas qui coûte
foreign term Etymology: French it is only the first step that costs
CEA
abbreviation 1. College English Association 2. Council of Economic Advisors
ceanothus
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek keanōthos, a thistle Date: 1785 any of a genus (Ceanothus) of American vines, shrubs, and small trees of the buckthorn family having ...
Ceará
geographical name state NE Brazil bordering on the Atlantic capital Fortaleza area 57,147 square miles (148,011 square kilometers), population 6,353,346
cease
I. verb (ceased; ceasing) Etymology: Middle English cesen, from Anglo-French cesser, from Latin cessare to hold back, be remiss, frequentative of cedere Date: 14th century ...
cease and desist order
noun Date: 1926 an order from an administrative agency to refrain from a method of competition or a labor practice found by the agency to be unfair
cease-fire
noun Date: 1859 1. a military order to cease firing 2. a suspension of active hostilities
ceaseless
adjective Date: 1570 continuing without cease ; constant • ceaselessly adverb • ceaselessness noun
ceaselessly
adverb see ceaseless
ceaselessness
noun see ceaseless
Ceauşescu
biographical name Nicolae 1918-1989 president of Romania (1974-1989)
Cebu
geographical name 1. island E central Philippines, one of the Visayans area 1707 square miles (4438 square kilometers) 2. city on E Cebu Island population 610,000
cecal
adjective see cecum
cecally
adverb see cecum
Cech
biographical name Thomas Robert 1947- American biochemist
Čechy
geographical name — see bohemia
Cecil
I. biographical name (Edgar Algernon) Robert 1864-1958 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood English statesman II. biographical name Lord (Edward Christian) David 1902-1986 English ...
cecropia moth
noun Etymology: New Latin cecropia, from Latin, feminine of Cecropius Athenian, from Greek Kekropios, from Kekrops Cecrops, legendary king of Athens Date: 1885 a large North ...
cecum
also caecum noun (plural ceca) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin intestinum caecum, literally, blind intestine Date: circa 1721 a cavity open at one end (as the blind end of a ...
CED
abbreviation Committee for Economic Development
cedant arma togae
foreign term Etymology: Latin let arms yield to the toga ; let military power give way to civil power — motto of Wyoming
cedar
noun Etymology: Middle English cedre, from Anglo-French, from Latin cedrus, from Greek kedros Date: 14th century 1. a. any of a genus (Cedrus) of usually tall coniferous ...
Cedar
geographical name river 329 miles (529 kilometers) SE Minnesota & E Iowa flowing SE into the Iowa
Cedar Breaks National Monument
geographical name reservation SW Utah NE of Zion National Park containing a vast natural amphitheater
Cedar Falls
geographical name city NE Iowa NW of Waterloo population 36,145
Cedar Hill
geographical name town NE Texas SW of Dallas population 32,093
cedar of Lebanon
Date: 14th century a long-lived cedar (Cedrus libani) native to Asia Minor with short fascicled leaves and erect cones
Cedar Park
geographical name city central Texas NW of Austin population 26,049
Cedar Rapids
geographical name city E Iowa on the Cedar population 120,758
cedar waxwing
noun Date: circa 1844 a brown gregarious American waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) with a yellow band on the tip of the tail and a pale yellow belly
cedar-apple rust
noun Date: 1946 a gall-producing disease especially of the apple caused by a rust fungus (Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae) that completes the first part of its life cycle ...
cedarbird
noun Date: 1883 cedar waxwing
cedarn
adjective Date: 1634 archaic made or suggestive of cedar
cedarwood
noun Date: 14th century the wood of a cedar that is especially repellent to insects
cedary
adjective see cedar
cede
transitive verb (ceded; ceding) Etymology: French or Latin; French céder, from Latin cedere to go, withdraw, yield Date: 1749 1. to yield or grant typically by treaty 2. ...
ceder
noun see cede
cedi
noun Etymology: Twi sedi cowry Date: 1965 — see money table
cedilla
noun Etymology: Spanish, the obsolete letter ç (actually a medieval form of the letter z), cedilla, from diminutive of ceda, zeda the letter z, from Late Latin zeta — more at ...
cee
noun Date: 1542 the letter c
ceftriaxone
noun Etymology: cef- (alteration of cephalosporin) + -triaxone, of unknown origin Date: 1984 a broad-spectrum semisynthetic cephalosporin antibiotic C18H18N8O7S3 administered ...
ceiba
noun Etymology: Spanish, probably from Taino ceíba Date: 1764 1. a massive tropical tree (Ceiba pentandra) of the silk-cotton family with large pods filled with seeds ...
ceil
transitive verb Etymology: Middle English celen, from Medieval Latin celare, caelare, perhaps from Latin caelare to carve, from caelum chisel; akin to Latin caedere to cut Date: ...
ceili
noun see ceilidh
ceilidh
also ceili noun Etymology: Irish céilí & Scottish Gaelic cèilidh visit, social evening, party with music and dancing, from Old Irish céilide visit, from céile servant, ...
ceiling
noun Etymology: Middle English celing, from celen Date: 1535 1. a. the overhead inside lining of a room b. material used to ceil a wall or roof of a room 2. something ...
ceilinged
adjective see ceiling
ceilometer
noun Etymology: ceiling + -o- + -meter Date: 1943 a photoelectric instrument for determining by triangulation the height of the cloud ceiling above the earth
ceinture
noun Etymology: Middle English seynture, from Anglo-French ceinture, from Latin cinctura — more at cincture Date: 15th century a belt or sash for the waist
cel
also cell noun Etymology: short for celluloid Date: 1933 a transparent sheet of celluloid on which objects are drawn or painted in the making of animated cartoons
Cela
biographical name Camilo José 1916-2002 Spanish writer
celadon
noun Etymology: French céladon Date: circa 1768 1. a grayish-yellow green 2. a ceramic glaze originated in China that is greenish in color; also an article with a celadon ...
celandine
noun Etymology: Middle English celidoine, from Anglo-French, from Latin chelidonia, from feminine of chelidonius of the swallow, from Greek chelidonios, from chelidon-, ...
celeb
noun Date: circa 1912 celebrity 2
Celebes
geographical name — see Sulawesi
Celebes Sea
geographical name arm of W Pacific enclosed on N by Mindanao & the Sulu Archipelago, on S by Sulawesi, & on W by Borneo • Celebesian adjective
Celebesian
adjective see Celebes Sea
celebrant
noun Date: 1839 one who celebrates; specifically the priest officiating at the Eucharist
celebrate
verb (-brated; -brating) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin celebratus, past participle of celebrare to frequent, celebrate, from celebr-, celeber much frequented, famous; ...
celebrated
adjective Date: 1580 widely known and often referred to Synonyms: see famous • celebratedness noun
celebratedness
noun see celebrated
celebration
noun see celebrate
celebrative
adjective see celebrate
celebrator
noun see celebrate
celebratory
adjective see celebrate
celebrity
noun (plural -ties) Date: 14th century 1. the state of being celebrated ; fame 2. a famous or celebrated person
celeriac
noun Etymology: irregular from celery Date: 1743 a celery (Apium graveolens rapaceum) grown for its knobby edible root
celerity
noun Etymology: Middle English celerite, from Anglo-French, from Latin celeritat-, celeritas, from celer swift — more at hold Date: 15th century rapidity of motion or action
celery
noun (plural -eries) Etymology: obsolete French celeris, from Italian dialect seleri, plural of selero, modification of Late Latin selinon, from Greek Date: 1664 a European ...
celery cabbage
noun Date: 1930 Chinese cabbage b
celery root
noun Date: 1947 celeriac
celesta
or celeste noun Etymology: French célesta, alteration of céleste, literally, heavenly, from Latin caelestis Date: 1899 a keyboard instrument with hammers that strike steel ...
celeste
noun see celesta
celestial
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin caelestis celestial, from caelum sky Date: 14th century 1. of, relating to, or suggesting heaven or ...
Celestial Empire
geographical name the former Chinese Empire
celestial equator
noun Date: 1848 the great circle on the celestial sphere midway between the celestial poles
celestial globe
noun Date: 1668 a globe depicting the celestial bodies
celestial hierarchy
noun Date: 1768 a traditional hierarchy of angels ranked from lowest to highest into the following nine orders: angels, archangels, principalities, powers, virtues, dominions, ...
celestial marriage
noun Date: 1862 a special order of Mormon marriage solemnized in a Mormon temple and held to be binding for a future life as well as the present one
celestial navigation
noun Date: 1939 navigation by observation of the positions of celestial bodies
celestial pole
noun Date: 1848 either of the two points on the celestial sphere around which the diurnal rotation of the stars appears to take place
celestial sphere
noun Date: 1829 an imaginary sphere of infinite radius against which the celestial bodies appear to be projected and of which the apparent dome of the visible sky forms half
celestially
adverb see celestial I

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