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chemotherapeutic
adjective Date: 1907 of, relating to, or used in chemotherapy • chemotherapeutic noun • chemotherapeutically adverb
chemotherapeutically
adverb see chemotherapeutic
chemotherapist
noun see chemotherapy
chemotherapy
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1910 the use of chemical agents in the treatment or control of disease (as cancer) or mental illness • ...
chemotropism
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1895 orientation of cells or organisms in relation to chemical stimuli
Chemulpo
geographical name — see Inchon
Chen-chiang
geographical name — see Zhenjiang
Chenab
geographical name river about 600 miles (965 kilometers) S Asia rising in Himachal Pradesh, India & flowing SW to unite with the Sutlej forming the Panjnad in Pakistan
Cheney
biographical name Richard Bruce 1941- American politician; vice president of the United States (2001- )
Cheng-chou
geographical name — see Zhengzhou
Chengchow
geographical name see Zhengzhou
Chengde
or Ch'eng-te or Jehol geographical name city NE China in NE Hebei NE of Beijing population 246,799
Chengdu
or Ch'eng-tu geographical name city SW central China capital of Sichuan on Min River population 1,713,255
Chénier
biographical name André-Marie de 1762-1794 French poet
chenille
noun Etymology: French, literally, caterpillar, from Latin canicula, diminutive of canis dog; from its hairy appearance — more at hound Date: circa 1739 1. a wool, cotton, ...
chenin blanc
noun Usage: often capitalized C & B Etymology: French, literally, white Chenin (a grape variety) Date: 1913 any of various white wines ranging from dry to sweet made from a ...
Chennai
geographical name — see madras 2
Chennault
biographical name Claire Lee 1890-1958 American general
chenopod
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek chēn goose + podion, diminutive of pod-, pous foot — more at goose, foot Date: 1555 any plant of the goosefoot family
Chenstokhov
geographical name — see Czestochowa
Cheongju
geographical name — see Ch'ongju
cheongsam
noun Etymology: Chinese (Guangdong) chèuhng-sāam, literally, long gown Date: 1952 a dress of Southern Chinese origin with a slit skirt and a mandarin collar
Cheops
biographical name — see Khufu
cheque
chiefly British variant of check I 7
chequer
chiefly British variant of checker
Cher
geographical name river 217 miles (349 kilometers) central France flowing into the Loire
Cherbourg
geographical name city & port NW France on Cotentin Peninsula on English Channel population 28,773
cherchez la femme
foreign term Etymology: French look for the woman
Cheremkhovo
geographical name city Russia in Asia NW of Irkutsk population 73,600
Cherenkov
biographical name Pavel Alekseyevich 1904-1990 Russian physicist
cherimoya
also chirimoya noun Etymology: Spanish chirimoya Date: 1736 a round, oblong, or heart-shaped fruit with a pitted pale green rind that is borne by a widely cultivated tropical ...
cherish
transitive verb Etymology: Middle English cherisshen, from Anglo-French cheriss-, stem of cherir to cherish, from cher dear, from Latin carus — more at charity Date: 14th ...
cherishable
adjective see cherish
cherisher
noun see cherish
Cherkessk
geographical name city S Russia in Europe in N Caucasus region SE of Stavropol' capital of Karachay-Cherkessia population 119,000
Chernenko
biographical name Konstantin Ustinovich 1911-1985 Soviet politician; president U.S.S.R. & 1st secretary of Communist party (1984-85)
Chernigov
geographical name see Chernihiv
Chernihiv
or Chernigov geographical name city N Ukraine population 306,000
Chernivtsi
or Chernovtsy or Romanian Cernauti geographical name city W Ukraine on the Prut near Romania border population 259,000
Chernobyl
geographical name site N Ukraine of town abandoned after 1986 nuclear accident
Chernovtsy
geographical name see Chernivtsi
chernozem
noun Etymology: Russian, from chërnyĭ black + zemlya earth Date: 1841 any of a group of dark-colored zonal soils with a deep rich humus horizon found in regions (as the ...
chernozemic
adjective see chernozem
Chernyshevsky
biographical name Nikolay Gavrilovich 1829-1889 Russian revolutionary & author
Cherokee
noun (plural Cherokee or Cherokees) Etymology: probably ultimately from Creek calá•kki Date: 1674 1. a member of an American Indian people originally of Tennessee and ...
Cherokee Outlet
geographical name strip of land N Oklahoma along S border of Kansas E of 100°W; opened to settlement 1893; 50 miles (80 kilometers) wide, about 220 miles (354 kilometers) long
Cherokee rose
noun Date: 1823 a Chinese climbing rose (Rosa laevigata) with a fragrant white blossom
cheroot
noun Etymology: Tamil curuṭṭu, literally, roll Date: circa 1679 a cigar cut square at both ends
cherry
noun (plural cherries) Etymology: Middle English chery, from Anglo-French cherise, cirice (taken as a plural), from Late Latin ceresia, from Latin cerasus cherry tree, from Greek ...
cherry bomb
noun Date: 1953 a powerful globular red firecracker
cherry picker
noun Date: circa 1944 1. a traveling crane equipped for holding a passenger at the end of the boom 2. one who cherry-picks
cherry tomato
noun Date: 1847 a small globose red or orange tomato borne in long dense clusters; also a tropical American plant (Lycopersicon esculentum cerasiforme) bearing cherry ...
cherry-pick
verb Date: 1965 intransitive verb to select the best or most desirable transitive verb to select as being the best or most desirable; also to select the best or most ...
cherrylike
adjective see cherry
cherrystone
noun Date: 1880 a small quahog
cherrywood
noun Date: 1821 cherry 1c
Chersonese
or ancient Chersonesus geographical name any of several peninsulas: as (1) Jutland (the Cimbrian Chersonese (or Cimbric Chersonese) ); (2) the Malay Peninsula (the Golden ...
Chersonesus
geographical name see Chersonese
chert
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1679 a rock resembling flint and consisting essentially of a large amount of fibrous chalcedony with smaller amounts of cryptocrystalline ...
cherty
adjective see chert
cherub
noun (plural usually cherubim) Etymology: Latin, from Greek cheroub, from Hebrew kĕrūbh Date: 13th century 1. plural an order of angels — see celestial hierarchy 2. ...
cherubic
adjective see cherub
cherubically
adverb see cherub
Cherubini
biographical name (Maria) Luigi Carlo Zenobio Salvatore 1760-1842 Italian composer
cherublike
adjective see cherub
chervil
noun Etymology: Middle English cherville, from Old English cerfille, from Latin caerefolium, modification of Greek *chairephyllon, from chairein to rejoice + phyllon leaf — ...
Cherwell
geographical name river 30 miles (48 kilometers) central England in Northamptonshire & Oxfordshire flowing S into the Thames at Oxford
Chesapeake
geographical name city SE Virginia S of Norfolk population 199,184
Chesapeake Bay
geographical name inlet of the Atlantic 193 miles (311 kilometers) long in Virginia & Maryland
Chesapeake Bay retriever
noun Date: 1891 any of a breed of powerful brown sporting dogs developed in Maryland and having a dense oily water-shedding coat
Cheshire
geographical name 1. town S Connecticut SW of Meriden population 28,543 2. (or Chester) county NW England capital Chester area 929 square miles (2406 square kilometers), ...
Cheshire cat
noun Etymology: Cheshire, England Date: 1866 a broadly grinning cat in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Cheshire cheese
noun Date: 1597 a cheese similar to cheddar made chiefly in Cheshire, England
chess
I. noun Etymology: Middle English ches, from Anglo-French escheks, eschés, plural of eschec check at chess — more at check Date: 14th century a game for 2 players each of ...
chess pie
noun Etymology: perhaps alteration of chest Date: 1932 a pie or tart with a filling made especially of eggs, butter, and sugar
chessboard
noun Date: 15th century a checkerboard used in the game of chess
chessman
noun Date: 15th century any of the pieces used in chess
chest
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cest, cist chest, box, from Latin cista, from Greek kistē basket, hamper Date: before 12th century 1. a. a container for ...
chest of drawers
Date: 1649 a piece of furniture designed to contain a set of drawers (as for holding clothing)
chest-thumping
noun Date: 1948 conduct or expression marked by pompous or arrogant self-assertion
chested
adjective Date: 1662 having a chest of a specified kind — used in combination
Chester
geographical name 1. city SE Pennsylvania population 36,854 2. city NW England capital of Cheshire on Dee River population 58,436
Chester White
noun Etymology: Chester County, Pa. Date: 1856 any of a breed of large white swine
chesterfield
noun Etymology: from a 19th century Earl of Chesterfield Date: 1852 1. a single-breasted or double-breasted semifitted overcoat with velvet collar 2. a davenport usually ...
Chesterfield
I. biographical name 4th Earl of 1694-1773 Philip Dormer Stanhope English statesman & author II. geographical name 1. city E Missouri W of St. Louis population 46,802 2. ...
Chesterfield Inlet
geographical name inlet N Canada on NW coast of Hudson Bay
Chesterton
biographical name Gilbert Keith 1874-1936 English journalist & author • Chestertonian adjective
Chestertonian
adjective see Chesterton
chestful
noun see chest
chestnut
I. noun Etymology: Middle English chasteine, chesten chestnut tree, from Anglo-French chastein, chestain, from Latin castanea, from Greek kastanea Date: 14th century 1. a. ...
chestnut blight
noun Date: circa 1909 a destructive disease of the American chestnut marked by cankers of the bark and cambium and caused by an imported fungus (Endothia parasitica syn. ...
chestnut oak
noun Date: 1703 any of several oaks having oblong to lanceolate leaves with crenate or serrate edges: as a. chinquapin oak b. a medium-sized oak (Quercus prinus) of ...
chesty
adjective (chestier; -est) Date: 1899 1. proudly or arrogantly self-assertive 2. marked by a large or well-developed chest
Chetnik
noun Etymology: Serbian četnik, from četa band, troop Date: 1909 1. an irregular Slav soldier in the Balkans; especially a member of various irregular Serbian military ...
chetrum
noun (plural chetrums or chetrum) Etymology: Tibetan Date: 1973 — see ngultrum at money table
Chetumal
geographical name city SE Mexico capital of Quintana Roo
cheval de bataille
foreign term Etymology: French warhorse ; argument constantly relied on ; favorite subject
cheval glass
noun Etymology: French cheval horse, support Date: 1828 a full-length mirror in a frame in which it may be tilted
cheval-de-frise
noun (plural chevaux-de-frise) Etymology: French, literally, horse from Friesland Date: 1668 1. a defense consisting typically of a timber or an iron barrel covered with ...
chevalier
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin caballarius horseman — more at cavalier Date: 14th century 1. a. cavalier 2 b. a member of any of ...
chevelure
noun Etymology: French, from Old French chevelëure, from Late Latin capillatura, from Latin capillatus having long hair, from capillus hair Date: 15th century a head of hair
cheviot
noun Usage: often capitalized Date: 1815 1. any of a breed of hardy hornless relatively small sheep that are a source of quality mutton and have their origin in the Cheviot ...
Cheviot Hills
geographical name hills extending NE to SW along English-Scottish border; highest peak Cheviot 2676 feet (816 meters)
chèvre
noun Etymology: French, literally, goat, from Old French chievre, from Latin capra she-goat, from caper he-goat — more at capriole Date: 1950 goat cheese
chevron
noun Etymology: Middle English cheveron, from Anglo-French, rafter, chevron, from Vulgar Latin *caprion-, *caprio rafter; akin to Latin caper goat Date: 14th century a figure, ...
chew
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cēowan; akin to Old High German kiuwan to chew, Russian zhevat' Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to crush, ...
chew on
phrasal to think about ; ponder
chew out
transitive verb Date: 1943 reprimand, bawl out
chew over
transitive verb Date: 1939 to meditate on ; think about reflectively
chew the fat
also chew the rag phrasal to make friendly familiar conversation ; chat
chew the rag
phrasal see chew the fat
chewable
adjective see chew I
chewer
noun see chew I
chewing gum
noun Date: 1850 a sweetened and flavored insoluble plastic material (as a preparation of chicle) used for chewing
chewink
noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1793 towhee 1
chewy
adjective see chew I
Cheyenne
I. noun (plural Cheyenne or Cheyennes) Etymology: American French, from Dakota šahíyena Date: 1778 1. a member of an American Indian people of the western plains of the ...
chez
preposition Etymology: French, from Latin casa cottage Date: 1740 at or in the home or business place of
CHF
abbreviation congestive heart failure
ChFC
abbreviation chartered financial consultant
chg
abbreviation 1. change 2. charge
chi
I. noun Etymology: Greek chei, chi Date: 15th century the 22d letter of the Greek alphabet — see alphabet table II. noun or ch'i; also qi Usage: often capitalized ...
Chi-lung
or Keelung geographical name city & port N Taiwan population 347,828
Chi-Rho
noun (plural Chi-Rhos) Etymology: chi + rho Date: 1868 a Christian monogram and symbol formed from the first two letters X and P of the Greek word for Christ — called also ...
chi-square
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1900 a statistic that is a sum of terms each of which is a quotient obtained by dividing the square of the difference between the observed ...
chi-square distribution
noun Date: circa 1956 a probability density function that gives the distribution of the sum of the squares of a number of independent random variables each with a normal ...
Chia-i
geographical name city W central Taiwan population 258,664
Chia-mu-ssu
geographical name — see Jiamusi
Chian
adjective or noun see Chios
Chiang Kai-shek
biographical name 1887-1975 pinyin Jiang Jie-shī Chinese general & politician; president of China (1948-49; Taiwan, 1950-75)
Chiang Mai
geographical name city NW Thailand on the Ping population 161,541
Chianina
noun (plural Chianina or Chianinas) Etymology: Italian, from feminine of chianino of the Chiani River valley, Italy Date: 1914 any of a breed of tall white cattle of Italian ...
Chianti
noun Etymology: Italian, from the Chianti region, Italy Date: 1833 a dry usually red wine from the Tuscany region of Italy; also a similar wine made elsewhere
Chiapas
geographical name state SE Mexico bordering on the Pacific capital Tuxtla Gutiérrez area 28,528 square miles (73,888 square kilometers), population 3,210,496
chiaroscurist
noun Date: circa 1798 an artist who specializes in chiaroscuro
chiaroscuro
noun (plural -ros) Etymology: Italian, from chiaro clear, light + oscuro obscure, dark Date: 1686 1. pictorial representation in terms of light and shade without regard to ...
chiasm
noun Etymology: New Latin chiasma Date: 1870 chiasma 1
chiasma
noun (plural chiasmata) Etymology: New Latin, X-shaped configuration, from Greek, crosspiece, from chiazein to mark with a chi, from chi (x) Date: 1839 1. an anatomical ...
chiasmatic
adjective see chiasma
chiasmus
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek chiasmos, from chiazein to mark with a chi Date: 1871 an inverted relationship between the syntactic elements of parallel phrases (as in ...
chiaus
noun Etymology: Turkish çavuş Date: 1595 a Turkish messenger or sergeant
Chiba
geographical name city E Japan in Honshu on Tokyo Bay E of Tokyo population 829,467
Chibcha
noun (plural Chibcha or Chibchas) Etymology: Spanish Date: 1814 1. a member of an Indian people of central Colombia 2. the extinct language of the Chibcha people
Chibchan
adjective Date: 1902 of, relating to, or constituting a language family of Colombia and Central America
chibouk
or chibouque noun Etymology: French chibouque, from Turkish çubuk Date: 1811 a long-stemmed Turkish tobacco pipe with a clay bowl
chibouque
noun see chibouk
chic
I. noun Etymology: French Date: 1856 1. smart elegance and sophistication especially of dress or manner ; style 2. a distinctive mode of dress or manner associated with ...
Chicago
geographical name 1. river Chicago, Illinois, having a N branch & a S branch & originally flowing E into Lake Michigan but now flowing S through S branch & Chicago Sanitary & ...
Chicago Heights
geographical name city NE Illinois S of Chicago population 32,776
Chicagoan
noun see Chicago
Chicana
noun Etymology: Mexican Spanish, feminine of chicano Date: 1967 an American woman or girl of Mexican descent • Chicana adjective
chicane
I. verb (chicaned; chicaning) Etymology: French chicaner, from Middle French, to quibble, prevent justice Date: circa 1672 intransitive verb to use chicanery transitive ...
chicanery
noun (plural -neries) Date: 1609 1. deception by artful subterfuge or sophistry ; trickery 2. a piece of sharp practice (as at law) ; trick
Chicano
noun (plural -nos) Etymology: Mexican Spanish, alteration of Spanish mexicano Mexican Date: 1947 an American and especially a man or boy of Mexican descent • Chicano ...
Chichagof
geographical name island SE Alaska in Alexander Archipelago N of Baranof Island area 2100 square miles (5460 square kilometers)
Chichén Itzá
geographical name village SE Mexico in Yucatán ESE of Mérida; site of ruins of important Mayan city
Chichester
geographical name town S England ENE of Portsmouth capital of West Sussex population 24,189
chichi
I. noun Etymology: French Date: 1908 1. frilly or elaborate ornamentation 2. affectation, preciosity 3. chic II. adjective Date: 1926 1. elaborately ornamented ; ...
chick
noun Etymology: Middle English chyke, alteration of chiken Date: 15th century 1. a. domestic chicken; especially one newly hatched b. the young of any bird 2. child ...
chickadee
noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1838 any of several small North American oscine birds (genus Poecile of the family Paridae) that are related to the titmice, usually have the ...
Chickahominy
geographical name river 90 miles (145 kilometers) E Virginia flowing SE into James River
chickaree
noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1829 red squirrel; also a related squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii) of forests from southwestern British Columbia to central California
Chickasaw
noun (plural Chickasaw or Chickasaws) Etymology: Chickasaw čikašša Date: 1674 1. a member of an American Indian people of Mississippi and Alabama 2. the Muskogean ...
chicken
I. noun Etymology: Middle English chiken, from Old English cicen young chicken; akin to Old English cocc cock Date: 14th century 1. a. the common domestic fowl (Gallus ...
chicken colonel
noun Etymology: from the eagle serving as insignia of the rank Date: 1918 slang colonel 1a
chicken feed
noun Date: 1836 slang a paltry sum (as in profits or wages)
chicken hawk
noun Date: 1827 1. a hawk that preys or is believed to prey on chickens 2. slang a man who pursues boys or young men for sexual purposes
Chicken Little
noun Etymology: from the fable in which a chick attempts to warn other barnyard animals that the sky is falling after she is struck on the head by a chance falling object Date: ...
chicken pox
noun Date: 1619 an acute contagious disease especially of children marked by low-grade fever and formation of vesicles and caused by a herpesvirus (species Human herpesvirus 3 ...
chicken snake
noun Date: 1709 rat snake
chicken wire
noun Etymology: from its use for making enclosures for chickens Date: circa 1904 a light galvanized wire netting of hexagonal mesh
chicken-and-egg
adjective Etymology: from the proverbial question “which came first, the chicken or the egg?” Date: 1959 of, relating to, or being a cause-and-effect dilemma
chicken-fried steak
noun Date: 1952 steak coated with batter, fried, and served with gravy
chicken-livered
adjective Date: 1849 fainthearted, cowardly
chickenhearted
adjective Date: 1653 timid, cowardly
chickenshit
I. adjective Date: 1945 1. usually vulgar petty, insignificant 2. usually vulgar lacking courage, manliness, or effectiveness II. noun Date: 1947 1. usually vulgar the ...
chickory
noun see chicory
chickpea
noun Etymology: alteration of chich pea, from Middle English chiche, from Anglo-French, from Latin cicer Date: circa 1722 an Asian herb (Cicer arietinum) of the legume family ...
chickweed
noun Date: 14th century any of various low-growing small-leaved weedy plants of the pink family (especially genera Cerastium and Stellaria); especially a cosmopolitan weed ...
Chiclayo
geographical name city NW Peru near coast population 419,600
chicle
noun Etymology: American Spanish, from Nahautl tzictli Date: circa 1889 a gum from the latex of the sapodilla used as the chief ingredient of chewing gum
chicly
adverb see chic II
chicness
noun see chic II
Chico
geographical name city W California N of Sacramento population 59,954
Chicopee
geographical name city SW Massachusetts population 54,653
chicory
also chickory noun (plural -ries) Etymology: alteration of Middle English cicoree, from Anglo-French, from Latin cichoreum, from Greek kichoreia Date: 15th century 1. a ...
Chicoutimi
geographical name 1. river 100 miles (161 kilometers) Canada in S Quebec flowing N into the Saguenay 2. city Canada in S central Quebec on the Saguenay population 60,008
chide
verb (chid or chided; chid or chidden or chided; chiding) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cīdan to quarrel, chide, from cīd strife Date: before 12th century ...
chief
I. adjective Date: 14th century 1. accorded highest rank or office 2. of greatest importance or influence II. adverb Date: 14th century archaic chiefly III. noun ...
chief executive
noun Date: 1793 a principal executive: as a. the president of a republic b. the governor of a state c. CEO
chief justice
noun Date: 1534 the presiding or principal judge of a court of justice
chief master sergeant
noun Date: 1959 a noncommissioned officer in the air force ranking above a senior master sergeant
chief master sergeant of the air force
Date: circa 1961 the ranking noncommissioned officer in the air force serving as adviser to the chief of staff
chief of naval operations
Date: 1915 the ranking officer of the navy and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
chief of staff
Date: 1862 1. the ranking officer of a staff in the armed forces serving as principal adviser to a commander 2. the ranking officer of the army or air force and a member of ...
chief of state
Date: 1948 the formal head of a national state as distinguished from the head of the government
chief petty officer
noun Date: 1865 an enlisted man in the navy or coast guard ranking above a petty officer first class and below a senior chief petty officer
chief warrant officer
noun Date: 1917 a warrant officer of senior rank in the armed forces; also a commissioned officer in the navy or coast guard ranking below an ensign
chiefdom
noun see chief III
chiefly
I. adverb Date: 14th century 1. most importantly ; principally, especially 2. for the most part ; mostly, mainly II. adjective Date: 1870 of or relating to a chief
chiefship
noun see chief III
chieftain
noun Etymology: Middle English chieftaine, from Anglo-French chevetain, from Late Latin capitaneus chief — more at captain Date: 14th century a chief especially of a band, ...
chieftaincy
noun (plural -cies) Date: 1788 1. the rank, dignity, office, or rule of a chieftain 2. a region or a people ruled by a chief ; chiefdom
chieftainship
noun see chieftain
chiel
or chield noun Etymology: Middle English (Scots) cheld, alteration of Middle English child child Date: 1507 chiefly Scottish fellow, lad
chield
noun see chiel
chiffchaff
noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1780 a small grayish European warbler (Phylloscopus collybita)
chiffon
I. noun Etymology: French, literally, rag, from chiffe old rag, alteration of Middle French chipe, from Middle English chip chip Date: 1765 1. an ornamental addition (as a ...
chiffonade
noun Etymology: French chiffonnade, from chiffonner to crumple, from chiffon Date: 1877 shredded or finely cut vegetables or herbs used especially as a garnish
chiffonier
noun Etymology: French chiffonnier, from chiffon Date: 1765 a high narrow chest of drawers
chifforobe
noun Etymology: chiffonier + wardrobe Date: 1908 a combination of wardrobe and chest of drawers
chigger
noun Date: 1756 1. chigoe 1 2. [alteration of jigger (II)] a 6-legged mite larva (family Trombiculidae) that sucks the blood of vertebrates and causes intense irritation
chignon
noun Etymology: French, from Middle French chaignon chain, collar, nape Date: 1783 a knot of hair that is worn at the back of the head and especially at the nape of the neck
chigoe
noun Etymology: Carib chico Date: 1691 1. a tropical flea (Tunga penetrans) of which the fertile female causes great discomfort by burrowing under the skin 2. chigger 2
Chihli
geographical name — see Hebei
Chihli, Gulf of
geographical name — see Bo Hai
Chihuahua
I. noun Etymology: Mexican Spanish, from Chihuahua, Mexico Date: 1858 any of a breed of very small roundheaded dogs that occur in short-coated and long-coated varieties II. ...
Chikamatsu
biographical name Monzaemon 1653-1724 Japanese dramatist
chilblain
noun Etymology: 1chill Date: 1547 an inflammatory swelling or sore caused by exposure (as of the feet or hands) to cold
child
noun (plural children) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cild; akin to Gothic kilthei womb, and perhaps to Sanskrit jaṭhara belly Date: ...
Child
biographical name Francis James 1825-1896 American philologist & ballad editor
child's play
noun Date: 14th century 1. an extremely simple task or act 2. something that is insignificant
childbearing
adjective Date: 14th century of or relating to the process of conceiving, being pregnant with, and giving birth to children • childbearing noun
childbed
noun Date: 13th century the condition of a woman in childbirth
childbed fever
noun Date: 1823 puerperal fever
childbirth
noun Date: 15th century parturition
Childe
biographical name Vere Gordon 1892-1957 British anthropologist & archaeologist
childe
noun see child 3
Childers
biographical name Erskine Hamilton 1905-1974 Irish (English-born) politician; president of Ireland (1973-74)
childhood
noun Date: before 12th century 1. the state or period of being a child 2. the early period in the development of something
childish
adjective Date: before 12th century 1. of, relating to, or befitting a child or childhood 2. a. marked by or suggestive of immaturity and lack of poise b. lacking ...
childishly
adverb see childish
childishness
noun see childish
childless
adjective see child
childlessness
noun see child
childlike
adjective Date: 1586 resembling, suggesting, or appropriate to a child or childhood; especially marked by innocence, trust, and ingenuousness • childlikeness noun
childlikeness
noun see childlike
childly
adjective Date: before 12th century childlike
childproof
I. adjective Date: 1956 1. designed to prevent tampering or opening by children 2. made safe for children (as by safe storage of dangerous materials) II. transitive ...
Chile
geographical name country S South America between the Andes & the Pacific; a republic capital Santiago area 292,257 square miles (756,946 square kilometers), population ...
chile
noun see chili
chile relleno
noun (plural chiles rellenos; also chile rellenos) Etymology: Spanish, stuffed chili pepper Date: 1929 a stuffed chili pepper that usually contains cheese or meat and is fried ...
Chile saltpeter
noun Etymology: Chile, South America Date: 1869 sodium nitrate especially occurring naturally (as in caliche)
Chilean
adjective or noun see Chile
chili
also chile or chilli noun (plural chilies; also chiles or chilis or chillies) Etymology: Spanish chile, from Nahuatl chīlli Date: 1604 1. a. a hot pepper of any of a group ...
chili con carne
noun Etymology: American Spanish chile con carne chili with meat Date: 1857 a spiced stew of ground beef and minced chilies or chili powder usually with beans
chili dog
noun Date: 1956 a hot dog topped with chili
chili pepper
noun see chili
chili powder
noun Date: 1908 a condiment made with chilies ground to a powder and often other spices
chili sauce
noun Date: 1880 a spiced tomato sauce usually made with red and green peppers
chiliad
noun Etymology: Late Latin chiliad-, chilias, from Greek, from chilioi thousand Date: 1598 1. a group of 1000 2. millennium 2a
chiliasm
noun Etymology: New Latin chiliasmus, from Late Latin chiliastes one that believes in chiliasm, from chilias Date: 1610 millenarianism • chiliast noun • chiliastic ...
chiliast
noun see chiliasm
chiliastic
adjective see chiliasm
Chilkoot
geographical name pass 3502 feet (1067 meters) between SE Alaska & SW Yukon Territory, Canada, in N Coast Mountains
chill
I. noun Etymology: Middle English chile chill, frost, from Old English ciele; akin to Old English ceald cold Date: before 12th century 1. a. a sensation of cold ...
chill factor
noun Date: 1965 windchill
chill out
intransitive verb Date: 1980 slang to calm down ; go easy ; relax — often used in the imperative
chiller
noun Date: 1798 1. one that chills 2. an eerie or frightening story of murder, violence, or the supernatural
chilli
noun see chili
chillily
adverb see chilly
chilliness
noun see chilly
chilling
adjective Date: 1814 gravely disturbing or frightening • chillingly adverb
chillingly
I. adverb see chilling II. adverb see chill III
Chilliwack
geographical name city Canada in S British Columbia population 62,927

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