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Cernauti
geographical name — see Chernivtsi
cero
noun (plural cero or ceros) Etymology: modification of Spanish sierra saw, cero Date: 1884 a large spotted food and sport fish (Scomberomorus regalis) of the warmer parts ...
cerous
adjective Date: 1869 of, relating to, or containing cerium especially with a valence of three
Cerredo
or Torre de Cerredo geographical name mountain 8787 feet (2678 meters) N Spain SW of Santander; highest in the Cantabrians
Cerritos
geographical name city SW California NE of Long Beach population 51,488
Cerro Bolívar
geographical name — see bolivar (Cerro)
Cerro de Pasco
geographical name 1. mountain 15,100 feet (4602 meters) central Peru NE of Lima 2. city near the mountain population 170,500
Cerro de Punta
geographical name mountain about 4390 feet (1338 meters) central Puerto Rico in Cordillera Central; highest on the island
Cerro Gordo
geographical name mountain pass E Mexico between Veracruz & Jalapa
cert
abbreviation certificate; certification; certified; certify
certain
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *certanus, from Latin certus, from past participle of cernere to sift, discern, decide; akin to ...
certainly
adverb Date: 14th century 1. in a manner that is certain ; with certainty 2. it is certain that ; assuredly
certainty
noun (plural -ties) Date: 14th century 1. something that is certain 2. the quality or state of being certain especially on the basis of evidence Synonyms: certainty, ...
certes
adverb Etymology: Middle English, from Old French, from cert certain, from Latin certus Date: 13th century archaic in truth ; certainly
certifiable
adjective Date: 1846 1. a. capable of being certified b. genuine, authentic 2. fit to be certified as insane ; crazy • certifiably adverb
certifiably
adverb see certifiable
certificate
I. noun Etymology: Middle English certificat, from Medieval Latin certificatum, from Late Latin, neuter of certificatus, past participle of certificare to certify Date: 15th ...
certificate of deposit
Date: 1846 a money-market bond of a preset face value paying fixed interest and redeemable without penalty only on maturity
certification
noun Date: 15th century 1. the act of certifying ; the state of being certified 2. a certified statement
certification mark
noun Date: 1947 a mark or device used to identify a product or service that has been certified to conform to a particular set of standards
certificatory
adjective see certificate II
certified
adjective Date: 1611 1. having earned certification 2. genuine, authentic
certified mail
noun Date: 1955 first class mail for which proof of delivery is secured but no indemnity value is claimed
certified milk
noun Date: 1899 milk produced in dairies that operate under the rules and regulations of an authorized medical milk commission
certified public accountant
noun Date: 1896 an accountant who has met the requirements of a state law and has been granted a certificate
certifier
noun see certify
certify
transitive verb (-fied; -fying) Etymology: Middle English certifien, from Anglo-French certefier, from Late Latin certificare, from Latin certus certain — more at certain ...
certiorari
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, literally, to be informed; from the use of the word in the writ Date: 15th century a writ of superior court to call up the records ...
certitude
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin certitudo, from Latin certus Date: 15th century 1. the state of being or feeling certain 2. certainty of act or event ...
cerulean
adjective Etymology: Latin caeruleus dark blue Date: 1662 resembling the blue of the sky
ceruloplasmin
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary cerulo- (from Latin caeruleus) + plasma + 1-in Date: circa 1952 a blue copper-binding serum oxidase that is deficient in ...
cerumen
noun Etymology: New Latin, irregular from Latin cera wax; akin to Greek kēros wax Date: 1741 earwax • ceruminous adjective
ceruminous
adjective see cerumen
ceruse
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French céruse, from Latin cerussa Date: 14th century 1. white lead as a pigment 2. a cosmetic containing white lead
cerussite
noun Etymology: German Zerussit, from Latin cerussa Date: 1850 a colorless or white mineral consisting of a carbonate of lead that occurs in transparent crystals and also in ...
Cervantes
biographical name Miguel de 1547-1616 full surname Cervantes Saavedra Spanish writer
cervelat
noun Etymology: obsolete French (now cervelas) Date: 1613 smoked sausage made from a combination of pork and beef
cerveza
noun Etymology: Spanish, from Latin cervesia, a kind of beer Date: 1949 1. beer 1 2. beer 4
cervical
adjective Date: 1681 of or relating to a neck or cervix
cervical cap
noun Date: 1923 a usually rubber or plastic contraceptive device in the form of a thimble-shaped molded cap that fits snugly over the uterine cervix and blocks sperm from ...
cervicitis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1889 inflammation of the uterine cervix
Cervin, Mont
geographical name — see Matterhorn
cervine
adjective Etymology: Latin cervinus of a deer, from cervus stag, deer — more at hart Date: circa 1828 of, relating to, or resembling deer
cervix
noun (plural cervices or cervixes) Etymology: Latin cervic-, cervix Date: 15th century 1. neck; especially the back part of the neck 2. a constricted portion of an organ or ...
cesarean
or caesarean; also cesarian or caesarian noun Usage: often capitalized Date: circa 1903 cesarean section • cesarean or caesarean also cesarian or caesarian adjective, ...
cesarean section
or caesarean section noun Usage: often capitalized C Etymology: from the legendary association of such a delivery with the Roman cognomen Caesar Date: 1615 surgical incision ...
cesarian
I. noun see cesarean II. adjective see cesarean
Cesena
or ancient Caesena geographical name commune N Italy in Emilia-Romagna SE of Forlì population 89,606
cesium
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin caesius bluish gray Date: 1861 a silver-white soft ductile element of the alkali metal group that is the most electropositive element ...
cesium 133
noun Date: 1966 an isotope of cesium used especially in atomic clocks and one of whose atomic transitions is used as a scientific time standard
Ceske Budejovice
or German Budweis geographical name city Czech Republic in S Bohemia population 97,283
cess
noun Etymology: probably short for success Date: 1830 chiefly Irish luck — usually used in the phrase bad cess to you
cessation
noun Etymology: Middle English cessacioun, from Middle French cessation, from Latin cessation-, cessatio delay, idleness, from cessare to delay, be idle — more at cease Date: ...
cession
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin cession-, cessio, from cedere to withdraw — more at cede Date: 15th century a yielding to another ; concession
cesspit
noun Etymology: cesspool + pit Date: 1777 a pit for the disposal of refuse (as sewage)
cesspool
noun Etymology: perhaps by folk etymology from Middle English suspiral vent, tap on a main pipe, settling pool, from Anglo-French, suspirale vent, from suspirer to sigh, exhale, ...
cesta
noun Etymology: Spanish, literally, basket, from Latin cista box, basket Date: circa 1902 a narrow curved wicker basket used to catch and propel the ball in jai alai
cestode
noun Etymology: New Latin Cestoda, taxonomic group comprising tapeworms, ultimately from Greek kestos girdle Date: circa 1890 tapeworm • cestode adjective
cestus
I. noun (plural cesti) Etymology: Latin, girdle, belt, from Greek kestos, from kestos stitched, from kentein to prick — more at center Date: 1557 a woman's belt; especially ...
CETA
abbreviation Comprehensive Employment and Training Act
cetacean
noun Etymology: ultimately from Latin cetus whale, from Greek kētos Date: 1835 any of an order (Cetacea) of aquatic mostly marine mammals that includes the whales, dolphins, ...
cetaceous
adjective see cetacean
cetane
noun Etymology: from cetyl, the radical C16H33 Date: 1871 a colorless oily hydrocarbon C16H34 found in petroleum
cetane number
noun Date: 1935 a measure of the ignition value of a diesel fuel that represents the percentage by volume of cetane in a mixture of liquid methylnaphthalene that gives the same ...
cetane rating
noun see cetane number
cetera desunt
foreign term Etymology: Latin the rest is missing
ceteris paribus
adverb Etymology: New Latin, other things being equal Date: 1601 if all other relevant things, factors, or elements remain unaltered
Cetinje
geographical name town S Serbia and Montenegro SE of Kotor near coast; formerly capital of Montenegro population 20,258
cetologist
noun see cetology
cetology
noun Etymology: Latin cetus whale Date: circa 1828 a branch of zoology concerned with the cetaceans • cetologist noun
Cette
geographical name — see sete
Cetus
noun Etymology: Latin (genitive Ceti), literally, whale Date: 1825 an equatorial constellation south of Pisces and Aries
cetyl alcohol
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary cet- (from Latin cetus whale) + -yl; from its occurrence in spermaceti Date: 1863 a waxy crystalline alcohol C16H34O ...
CEU
abbreviation continuing education unit
Ceuta
geographical name city & port N Morocco opposite Gibraltar; a Spanish presidio population 73,483
Cévennes
geographical name mountain range S France W of the Rhône at E edge of Massif Central — see mezenc
ceviche
variant of seviche
Ceylon
geographical name 1. (or Arabic Serendib) (or Latin & Greek Taprobane) island 270 miles (434 kilometers) long & 140 miles (225 kilometers) wide in Indian Ocean off S India 2. ...
Ceylonese
adjective or noun see Ceylon
Cézanne
biographical name Paul 1839-1906 French painter • Cézannesque adjective
Cézannesque
adjective see Cézanne
cf
abbreviation 1. calf 2. [Latin confer, imperative of conferre to compare] compare
Cf
symbol californium
CF
abbreviation 1. carried forward 2. centrifugal force 3. cost and freight 4. cystic fibrosis
CFC
abbreviation chlorofluorocarbon
CFI
abbreviation 1. certified flight instructor; chief flying instructor 2. cost, freight, and insurance
CFL
abbreviation Canadian Football League
cfm
abbreviation cubic feet per minute
CFO
abbreviation chief financial officer
CFP
abbreviation certified financial planner
cfs
abbreviation cubic feet per second
CFS
abbreviation chronic fatigue syndrome
CG
abbreviation 1. center of gravity 2. coast guard 3. commanding general
CGI
abbreviation computer-generated images; computer-generated imagery
cgs
abbreviation centimeter-gram-second
CGT
abbreviation Etymology: French Confédération Générale du Travail General Confederation of Labor
ch
abbreviation 1. chain 2. champion 3. chaplain 4. chapter 5. chief 6. child; children 7. church
CH
abbreviation 1. clearinghouse 2. courthouse 3. customhouse
Ch'ang-chou
geographical name see Changzhou
Ch'ang-te
geographical name see Changde
Ch'ao-chou
geographical name see Chao'an
Ch'eng-te
geographical name see Chengde
Ch'eng-tu
geographical name see Chengdu
ch'i
noun see chi II
Ch'i-ch'i-ha-erh
geographical name — see Qiqihar
Ch'ien-lung
biographical name 1711-1799 Chinese emperor (1736-96)
Ch'in Shih Huang Ti
biographical name circa 259-210 B.C. prename Cheng Chinese emperor (221-210 B.C.)
Ch'in-huang-tao
geographical name see Qinhuangdao
Ch'in-huang-tao, Chinwangtao
geographical name — see Qinhuangdao
Ch'ing
noun see Ching
Ch'ing-hai
geographical name — see Qinghai 1
Ch'ongju
or Cheongju geographical name city W central South Korea N of Taejon population 350,256
Ch'üan-chou
geographical name see Quanzhou
Ch'üan-chou, Chuanchow
geographical name — see Quanzhou
Ch'ung-ch'ing
geographical name see Chongqing
Ch'ung-ch'ing, Chungking
geographical name — see Chongqing
cha-cha
noun Etymology: American Spanish cha-cha-cha Date: 1954 a fast rhythmic ballroom dance of Latin-American origin with a basic pattern of three steps and a shuffle
Chablis
noun (plural Chablis) Etymology: French, from Chablis, town in France Date: 1668 1. a dry sharp white burgundy wine 2. a semidry soft white California wine
Chabrier
biographical name (Alexis-) Emmanuel 1841-1894 French composer
chacma
noun see chacma baboon
chacma baboon
noun Etymology: Khoikhoi Date: 1896 a large dusky baboon (Papio ursinus) of southern African savannas — called also chacma
Chaco
geographical name — see Gran Chaco
chaconne
noun Etymology: French & Spanish; French chaconne, from Spanish chacona Date: 1659 1. an old Spanish dance tune of Latin American origin 2. a musical composition in moderate ...
chacun à son goût
foreign term Etymology: French everyone to his taste
chad
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1944 small pieces of paper or cardboard produced in punching paper tape or data cards; also a piece of chad • chadless adjective
Chad
or French Tchad geographical name country N central Africa capital N'Djamena; a republic; until 1959 a territory of French Equatorial Africa area 495,752 square miles ...
Chad, Lake
geographical name shallow lake N central Africa at junction of boundaries of Chad, Niger, & Nigeria
Chadian
adjective or noun see Chad
Chadic
or Chad noun Date: circa 1950 a subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic language family comprising numerous languages of northern Nigeria, northern Cameroon, and Chad • Chadic ...
chadless
adjective see chad
chador
noun Etymology: Hindi, Urdu, & Persian; Hindi caddar, cādar & Urdu chaddar, from Persian chaddar, chādar Date: 1525 a large cloth worn as a combination head covering, veil, ...
Chadwick
biographical name Sir James 1891-1974 English physicist
Chaeronea
geographical name ancient city E central Greece in W Boeotia SE of Mt. Parnassus
chaeta
noun (plural chaetae) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek chaitē long flowing hair Date: circa 1866 bristle, seta • chaetal adjective
chaetal
adjective see chaeta
chaetognath
noun Etymology: New Latin Chaetognatha, class or phylum name, ultimately from Greek chaitē + gnathos jaw — more at -gnathous Date: circa 1889 arrowworm • chaetognath ...
chafe
I. verb (chafed; chafing) Etymology: Middle English chaufen to warm, from Anglo-French chaufer, from Vulgar Latin *calfare, alteration of Latin calefacere, from calēre to be ...
chafer
noun Etymology: Middle English cheaffer, from Old English ceafor; probably akin to Old English ceafl jowl — more at jowl Date: before 12th century any of various scarab ...
chaff
I. noun Etymology: Middle English chaf, from Old English ceaf; akin to Old High German cheva husk Date: before 12th century 1. the seed coverings and other debris separated ...
chaffer
I. noun Etymology: Middle English chaffare, from chep trade + fare journey — more at cheap, fare Date: 13th century archaic a haggling about price II. verb (chaffered; ...
chafferer
noun see chaffer II
chaffinch
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ceaffinc, from ceaf + finc finch Date: before 12th century a common European finch (Fringilla coelebs of the family ...
chaffy
adjective see chaff I
chafing dish
noun Etymology: Middle English chafing, present participle of chaufen, chafen to warm Date: 15th century a utensil for cooking or keeping food warm especially at the table
Chagall
biographical name Marc 1887-1985 Russian painter in France
Chagas' disease
noun Etymology: Carlos Chagas died 1934 Brazilian physician Date: 1912 a tropical American disease that is caused by a trypanosome (Trypanosoma cruzi) and is marked by ...
Chagatai
or Jagatai biographical name died 1241 2d son of Genghis Khan Mongol ruler
Chagos Archipelago
geographical name archipelago central Indian Ocean S of Maldives; comprises British Indian Ocean Territory — see Diego Garcia
Chagres
geographical name river Panama flowing through Gatun Lake to the Caribbean
chagrin
I. noun Etymology: French, from chagrin sad Date: circa 1681 disquietude or distress of mind caused by humiliation, disappointment, or failure II. transitive verb (chagrined; ...
Chaguaramas
geographical name district NW Trinidad W of Port of Spain on Chaguaramas Bay (inlet of Gulf of Paria)
Chahar
geographical name former province NE China in E Inner Mongolia capital Kalgan (Zhangjiakou)
Chain
biographical name Ernst Boris 1906-1979 British (German-born) biochemist
chain
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English cheyne, from Anglo-French chaene, from Latin catena Date: 14th century 1. a. a series of usually metal links or ...
chain gang
noun Date: 1834 a gang of people (as convicts) chained together especially as an outside working party
chain letter
noun Date: 1905 a letter sent to several persons with a request that each send copies of the letter to an equal number of persons
chain mail
noun Date: 1822 flexible armor of interlinked metal rings
chain of command
Date: 1898 a series of executive positions in order of authority
chain pickerel
noun Etymology: from the markings resembling chains on the sides Date: 1887 a large greenish-black pickerel (Esox niger) with dark markings along the sides that is common in ...
chain reaction
noun Date: circa 1902 1. a. a series of events so related to each other that each one initiates the next b. a number of events triggered by the same initial event 2. a ...
chain rule
noun Date: circa 1937 a mathematical rule concerning the differentiation of a function of a function (as f [u(x)]) by which under suitable conditions of continuity and ...
chain saw
noun Date: 1944 a portable power saw that has teeth linked together to form an endless chain • chainsaw transitive verb
chain stitch
noun Date: 1820 1. an ornamental stitch like chain links 2. a machine stitch forming a chain on the underside of the work
chain store
noun Date: 1910 one of numerous usually retail stores having the same ownership and selling the same lines of goods
chain-link fence
noun Date: circa 1927 a fence of heavy steel wire woven to form a diamond-shaped mesh
chain-react
intransitive verb see chain reaction
chain-smoke
verb Date: 1890 intransitive verb to smoke especially cigarettes continually transitive verb to smoke (as cigarettes) almost without interruption • chain-smoker noun
chain-smoker
noun see chain-smoke
chaîné
noun Etymology: French, from past participle of chaîner to chain Date: 1897 a series of short usually fast turns by which a ballet dancer moves across the stage
chainsaw
transitive verb see chain saw
chainwheel
noun Date: 1845 sprocket 1
chair
I. noun Etymology: Middle English chaiere, from Anglo-French, from Latin cathedra, from Greek kathedra, from kata- cata- + hedra seat — more at sit Date: 13th century 1. ...
chair car
noun Date: 1880 1. a railroad car having pairs of chairs with individually adjustable backs on each side of the aisle 2. parlor car
chairlift
noun Date: 1940 a motor-driven conveyor consisting of a series of seats suspended from a cable and used for transporting skiers or sightseers up or down a long slope or ...
chairman
I. noun Date: 1592 1. a. the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or event b. the administrative officer of a department of instruction (as in a ...
chairmanship
noun see chairman I
chairperson
noun Date: 1971 chairman 1
chairwoman
noun Date: 1685 a woman who serves as chairman
chaise
noun Etymology: French, chair, chaise, alteration of Old French chaiere chair Date: 1701 1. any of various light horse-drawn vehicles: as a. a 2-wheeled carriage for one or ...
chaise longue
noun (plural chaise longues; also chaises longues) Etymology: French, literally, long chair Date: 1800 a long reclining chair
chaise lounge
noun Etymology: by folk etymology from French chaise longue Date: circa 1906 chaise longue
chakra
noun Etymology: Sanskrit cakra, literally, wheel — more at wheel Date: 1888 any of several points of physical or spiritual energy in the human body according to yoga ...
chalaza
noun (plural chalazae or -zas) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, hailstone Date: circa 1704 1. either of two spiral bands in the white of a bird's egg that extend from the ...
chalazal
adjective see chalaza
Chalcedon
geographical name — see Kadikoy
Chalcedonian
adjective Date: 1758 of or relating to Chalcedon or the ecumenical council held there in A.D. 451 declaring Monophysitism heretical • Chalcedonian noun
chalcedonic
adjective see chalcedony
chalcedony
noun (plural -nies) Etymology: Middle English calcedonie, a precious stone, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin chalcedonius, from Greek Chalkēdōn Chalcedon Date: 13th century ...
chalcid
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek chalkos copper, bronze Date: 1893 any of a large superfamily (Chalcidoidea) of mostly minute wasps parasitic in the larval state on the ...
Chalcidian
adjective or noun see Chalcis
Chalcidice
or Greek Khalkidikí geographical name peninsula NE Greece in E Macedonia projecting SE into N Aegean Sea & terminating in three peninsulas: Kassandra (ancient Pallene), ...
Chalcis
geographical name — see khalkis • Chalcidian adjective or noun
chalcocite
noun Etymology: alteration of chalcosine, from French, irregular from Greek chalkos Date: 1868 a black or gray lustrous metallic mineral that consists of a sulfide of copper ...
chalcogen
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary chalk- bronze, ore (from Greek chalkos) + -gen; from the occurrence of oxygen and sulfur in many ores Date: circa 1961 any ...
chalcogenide
noun Date: 1945 a binary compound of a chalcogen with a more electropositive element or radical
chalcopyrite
noun Etymology: New Latin chalcopyrites, from Greek chalkos + Latin pyrites Date: 1835 a yellow mineral that consists of a sulfide of copper and iron and is an important ...
Chaldaic
adjective or noun Date: 1655 Chaldean
Chaldea
geographical name ancient region SW Asia on Euphrates River & Persian Gulf
Chaldean
noun Etymology: Latin Chaldaeus Chaldean, astrologer, from Greek Chaldaios, from Chaldaia Chaldea, region of ancient Babylonia Date: 1561 1. a. a member of an ancient ...
Chaldee
noun Etymology: Middle English Caldey, probably from Middle French chaldée, from Latin Chaldaeus Date: 14th century 1. Chaldean 1a 2. the Aramaic vernacular that was the ...
chaldron
noun Etymology: Middle French chauderon, from chaudere basin, from Late Latin caldaria — more at cauldron Date: 1615 any of various old units of measure varying from 32 to ...
chalet
noun Etymology: French Date: 1782 1. a remote herdsman's hut in the Alps 2. a. a Swiss dwelling with unconcealed structural members and a wide overhang at the front and ...
Chaleur Bay
geographical name inlet of Gulf of St. Lawrence SE Canada between N New Brunswick & Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec
Chaliapin
biographical name Fyodor Ivanovich 1873-1938 Russian basso
chalice
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin calic-, calix; akin to Greek kalyx calyx Date: 14th century 1. a drinking cup ; goblet; especially the ...
chalk
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cealc, from Latin calc-, calx lime; akin to Greek chalix pebble Date: before 12th century 1. a. a soft white, gray, or ...
chalk talk
noun Date: 1878 a talk or lecture illustrated at a blackboard
chalk up
transitive verb Date: 1826 1. ascribe, credit 2. attain, achieve
chalkboard
noun Date: 1936 blackboard
chalky
adjective see chalk I
challa
noun see challah
challah
also challa or hallah noun Etymology: Yiddish khale, from Hebrew ḥallāh Date: 1907 egg-rich yeast-leavened bread that is usually braided or twisted before baking and is ...
challenge
I. verb (challenged; challenging) Etymology: Middle English chalengen to accuse, from Anglo-French chalenger, from Latin calumniari to accuse falsely, from calumnia calumny ...
challenged
adjective Date: 1983 presented with difficulties (as by a disability)
challenger
noun see challenge I
challenging
adjective Date: 1842 1. arousing competitive interest, thought, or action 2. invitingly provocative ; fascinating • challengingly adverb
challengingly
adverb see challenging
challis
noun (plural challises) Etymology: probably from the name Challis Date: 1836 a lightweight soft clothing fabric made of cotton, wool, or synthetic yarns
Chalmers
biographical name Alexander 1759-1834 Scottish biographer & editor
Chalon
or Chalon-sur-Saône geographical name city E central France N of Mâcon population 56,259
Chalon-sur-Saône
geographical name see Chalon
chalone
noun Etymology: Greek chalōn, present participle of chalan to slacken Date: 1914 a substance (as a glycoprotein) that inhibits mitosis only in the specific tissue that ...
Châlons
or Châlons-sur-Marne geographical name commune NE France on the Marne population 51,533
Châlons-sur-Marne
geographical name see Châlons
chalupa
noun Etymology: Mexican Spanish, from Spanish, boat, skiff, from French chaloupe Date: 1895 a fried corn tortilla sometimes shaped like a boat and usually filled with a ...
chalybeate
I. adjective Etymology: probably from New Latin chalybeatus, irregular from Latin chalybs steel, from Greek chalyb-, chalyps, from Chalybes, ancient people in Asia Minor Date: ...
chamaephyte
noun Etymology: Greek chamai on the ground + English -phyte — more at humble Date: 1913 a perennial plant that bears its perennating buds just above the surface of the soil
Chambal
geographical name river 650 miles (1046 kilometers) central India flowing from Vindhya Mountains E into the Yamuna
chamber
I. noun Etymology: Middle English chambre, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin camera, from Latin, arched roof, from Greek kamara vault Date: 13th century 1. room; especially ...
chamber music
noun Date: 1615 music and especially instrumental ensemble music intended for performance in a private room or small auditorium and usually having one performer for each part
chamber of commerce
Date: 1723 an association of businesspeople to promote commercial and industrial interests in the community
chamber of horrors
Date: 1849 a place in which macabre or horrible objects are exhibited; also a collection of such exhibits
chamber orchestra
noun Date: circa 1927 a small orchestra usually with one player for each part
chamber pot
noun Date: 1540 a bedroom vessel for urination and defecation
chambered
adjective see chamber I
chambered nautilus
noun Date: 1776 nautilus 1
chamberlain
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French chamberlein, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German chamarling chamberlain, from chamara chamber, from Late Latin camera ...
Chamberlain
I. biographical name Joseph 1836-1914 & his sons Sir (Joseph) Austen 1863-1937 & (Arthur) Neville 1869-1940 British statesmen II. biographical name Wilton Norman 1936-1999 ...
Chamberlin
biographical name Thomas Chrowder 1843-1928 American geologist
chambermaid
noun Date: 1578 a maid who makes beds and does general cleaning of bedrooms (as in a hotel)
Chambers
biographical name Robert 1802-1871 Scottish publisher & editor
Chambéry
geographical name city E France E of Lyon population 55,603
Chambord
I. biographical name Comte de 1820-1883 Henri-Charles-Ferdinand-Marie Dieudonné d'Artois Duc de Bordeaux Bourbon claimant to French throne II. geographical name village N ...
chambray
noun Etymology: irregular from Cambrai, France Date: 1814 a lightweight clothing fabric with colored warp and white filling yarns
chameleon
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English camelion, from Middle French, from Latin chamaeleon, from Greek chamaileōn, from chamai on the ground + leōn lion — ...
chameleonic
adjective see chameleon
chameleonlike
adjective see chameleon
chamfer
I. transitive verb (chamfered; chamfering) Etymology: back-formation from chamfering, alteration of Middle French chanfreint, from past participle of chanfraindre to bevel, from ...
chamfron
noun Etymology: Middle English chaumfreyn, from Anglo-French champfrein Date: 15th century the headpiece of a horse's bard
chamisa
or chamiso noun Etymology: American Spanish chamiza, chamizo, ultimately from Spanish chamiza brushwood, kindling, from Portuguese or Galician chamiça, from chama flame, from ...
chamise
noun Etymology: modification of American Spanish chamiza Date: 1846 a California shrub (Adenostoma fasciculatum) of the rose family that forms dense stands in chaparral
chamiso
noun see chamisa
Chamizal
geographical name tract of land 437 acres (177 hectares) on N bank of the Rio Grande formerly in El Paso, Texas; ceded to Mexico 1963 — see Cordova Island
chammy
noun see chamois 2
chamois
noun (plural chamois; also chamoix) Etymology: Middle French, from Late Latin camox Date: 1560 1. a small goatlike bovid (Rupicapra rupicapra) of mountainous regions from ...
chamomile
or camomile noun Etymology: Middle English camemille, from Medieval Latin camomilla, modification of Latin chamaemelon, from Greek chamaimēlon, from chamai + mēlon apple Date: ...
Chamonix
geographical name 1. valley SE France NW of Mont Blanc 2. (or Chamonix-Mont-Blanc) town SE France in Chamonix valley population 5907
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
geographical name see Chamonix 2
Chamorro
biographical name Violeta Barrios de 1929- president of Nicaragua (1990-97)
champ
I. verb Etymology: Middle English chammen, champen Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. chomp 2. mash, trample intransitive verb 1. to make biting or gnashing ...
champac
or champak noun Etymology: Hindi & Sanskrit; Hindi campak, from Sanskrit campaka Date: circa 1770 an Asian tree (Michelia champaca) of the magnolia family with fragrant ...
champagne
noun Etymology: French, from Champagne, France Date: 1664 1. a white sparkling wine made in the old province of Champagne, France; also a similar wine made elsewhere 2. a ...
Champagne
geographical name region & former province NE France W of Lorraine & N of Burgundy capital Troyes
champaign
noun Etymology: Middle English champaine, from Anglo-French champaigne, from Late Latin campania — more at campaign Date: 15th century 1. an expanse of level open country ; ...

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