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businesspeople
noun plural Date: 1865 persons active in business
businessperson
noun Date: 1974 a businessman or businesswoman
businesswoman
noun Date: 1844 a woman who transacts business; especially one who is a business executive
busing
also bussing noun Date: 1923 the act of transporting by bus; specifically the transporting of children to a school outside their residential area as a means of achieving ...
busk
intransitive verb see busker
busker
noun Etymology: busk, probably from Italian buscare to procure, gain, from Spanish buscar to look for Date: 1857 chiefly British a person who entertains in a public place for ...
buskin
noun Etymology: probably modification of Middle French brozequin Date: 1503 1. a laced boot reaching halfway or more to the knee 2. a. cothurnus 1 b. tragedy; ...
busload
noun Date: 1938 a load that fills a bus
busman's holiday
noun Date: 1893 a holiday spent in following or observing the practice of one's usual occupation
Busoni
biographical name Ferruccio Benvenuto 1866-1924 Italian composer & pianist
buss
noun Etymology: perhaps alteration of Middle English bassen to kiss Date: 1570 kiss • buss transitive verb
bussing
noun see busing
bust
I. noun Etymology: French buste, from Italian busto, from Latin bustum tomb Date: 1645 1. a sculptured representation of the upper part of the human figure including the ...
Bustamante y Sirvén
biographical name Antonio Sánchez 1865-1951 Cuban jurist
bustard
noun Etymology: Middle English, modification of Middle French bistarde, from Old Italian bistarda, from Latin avis tarda, literally, slow bird Date: 15th century any of a ...
busted
adjective see bust IV
buster
noun Date: 1831 1. a. chiefly Midland someone or something extraordinary b. an unusually sturdy child c. often capitalized fellow — usually used as a form of ...
bustier
noun Etymology: French, from buste Date: 1979 a tight-fitting often strapless top worn as a brassiere or outer garment
bustle
I. intransitive verb (bustled; bustling) Etymology: probably alteration of obsolete buskle to prepare, frequentative of busk, from Old Norse būask to prepare oneself Date: ...
bustline
noun Date: 1915 1. an arbitrary line encircling the fullest part of the bust 2. body circumference at the bust
bustling
adjective see bustle I
bustlingly
adverb see bustle I
busty
adjective (bustier; -est) Date: 1944 having a large bust
busulfan
noun Etymology: butane + sulfonyl + 3-an Date: circa 1958 an antineoplastic agent C6H14O6S2 used in the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia
busy
I. adjective (busier; -est) Etymology: Middle English bisy, from Old English bisig; akin to Middle Dutch & Middle Low German besich busy Date: before 12th century 1. a. ...
busybody
noun Date: 1526 an officious or inquisitive person
busyness
noun see busy I
busywork
noun Date: 1910 work that usually appears productive or of intrinsic value but actually only keeps one occupied
but
I. conjunction Etymology: Middle English, from Old English būtan, preposition & conjunction, outside, without, except, except that; akin to Old High German būzan without, ...
but for
preposition Date: 12th century except for
but that
phrasal that — used after a negative
but what
phrasal that…not — used to indicate possibility or uncertainty
butadiene
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary butane + di- + -ene Date: 1900 a flammable gaseous open chain hydrocarbon C4H6 used in making synthetic rubbers
butane
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary butyric + -ane Date: 1875 either of two isomeric flammable gaseous alkanes C4H10 obtained usually from petroleum or natural ...
butanol
noun Date: 1894 either of two flammable isomeric alcohols C4H9OH derived from straight-chain butane
Butaritari
geographical name atoll W Pacific at N end of Kiribati area 4 square miles (10 square kilometers)
butch
adjective Etymology: probably from Butch, male nickname Date: 1941 1. notably or deliberately masculine in appearance or manner 2. closely cropped • butch noun • ...
butcher
I. noun Etymology: Middle English bocher, from Anglo-French, from buc he-goat, probably of Celtic origin; akin to Middle Irish bocc he-goat — more at buck Date: 13th century ...
butcher block
noun Date: 1967 a block made with thick strips of usually laminated hardwood • butcher-block adjective
butcher paper
noun Date: 1944 heavy brown or white paper used especially for wrapping meats
butcher-bird
noun Date: 1668 any of various shrikes
butcher-block
adjective see butcher block
butcherly
adjective Date: 1513 resembling a butcher ; savage
butchery
noun (plural -eries) Date: 14th century 1. chiefly British slaughterhouse 2. the preparation of meat for sale 3. cruel and ruthless slaughter of human beings 4. botch
butchness
noun see butch
bute
noun Date: 1968 phenylbutazone
Bute
geographical name 1. island SW Scotland W of Firth of Clyde 2. (or Buteshire) former county SW Scotland comprising several islands in the Firth of Clyde capital Rothesay (on ...
Butenandt
biographical name Adolph Friedrich Johann 1903-1995 German chemist
butene
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary butyl + -ene Date: 1885 a straight-chain butylene
buteo
noun (plural -teos) Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Latin, a hawk Date: 1940 any of a genus (Buteo) of hawks with broad rounded wings, relatively short tails, and ...
Buteshire
geographical name see Bute 2
butler
noun Etymology: Middle English buteler, from Anglo-French butiller, from Old French botele bottle — more at bottle Date: 13th century 1. a manservant having charge of the ...
Butler
I. biographical name Benjamin Franklin 1818-1893 American general & politician II. biographical name Joseph 1692-1752 English theologian III. biographical name Samuel ...
butler's pantry
noun Date: 1757 a service room between kitchen and dining room
Buton
or Butung or Dutch Boetoeng geographical name island Indonesia off SE Sulawesi area about 2000 square miles (5200 square kilometers), population 253,262
butt
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French buter, boter, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German bōzan to beat — more at beat Date: 13th century intransitive ...
butt heads
phrasal to come into conflict
butt hinge
noun Date: 1815 a hinge usually mortised flush into the edge of a door and its jamb
butt in
intransitive verb Date: 1900 to meddle in the affairs of others ; interfere
butt joint
noun Date: 1823 a joint made by fastening the parts together end-to-end without overlap and often with reinforcement
butt out
intransitive verb Date: 1906 to cease interference or involvement
butt shaft
noun Date: 1588 a target arrow without a barb
butt weld
noun Date: circa 1864 a butt joint made by welding • butt-weld transitive verb
butt-weld
transitive verb see butt weld
butte
noun Etymology: French, knoll, from Middle French bute Date: 1805 an isolated hill or mountain with steep or precipitous sides usually having a smaller summit area than a ...
Butte
geographical name city SW Montana in plateau of Rockies population 34,606
butter
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English butere, from Latin butyrum, from Greek boutyron, from bous cow + tyros cheese; akin to Avestan tūiri- curds — more at cow ...
butter bean
noun Date: circa 1819 1. lima bean: as a. chiefly Southern & Midland a dried lima bean b. sieva bean 2. wax bean 3. a green shell bean especially as opposed to a snap ...
butter clam
noun Date: 1936 either of two edible clams (Saxidomus nuttallii and S. giganteus) of the Pacific coast of North America
butter lettuce
noun Date: 1972 a lettuce (as Bibb or Boston lettuce) with a soft loose head of tender oily mild-flavored leaves
butter up
transitive verb Date: 1819 to charm or beguile with lavish flattery or praise
butter-and-eggs
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1776 a common Eurasian perennial herb (Linaria vulgaris) of the snapdragon family that has showy yellow and orange ...
butterball
noun Date: 1813 1. bufflehead 2. a chubby person
buttercream
noun Date: 1926 a sweet butter-based mixture used especially as a filling or frosting
buttercup
noun Date: 1777 any of a genus (Ranunculus of the family Ranunculaceae, the buttercup family) of herbs with yellow or white flowers and alternate leaves
butterfat
noun Date: 1889 the natural fat of milk and chief constituent of butter consisting essentially of a mixture of glycerides (as those derived from butyric, capric, caproic, and ...
butterfingered
adjective Date: 1615 apt to let things fall or slip through the fingers ; careless • butterfingers noun plural but singular or plural in construction
butterfingers
noun plural but singular or plural in construction see butterfingered
butterfish
noun Date: 1674 any of numerous bony fishes (especially family Stromateidae) with a slippery coating of mucus
butterfly
I. noun Usage: often attributive Date: before 12th century 1. any of numerous slender-bodied diurnal lepidopteran insects including one superfamily (Papilionoidea) with ...
butterfly bush
noun Date: 1923 buddleia
butterfly chair
noun Date: 1953 a chair for lounging consisting of a cloth sling supported by a frame of metal tubing or bars
butterfly effect
noun Date: 1984 a property of chaotic systems (as the atmosphere) by which small changes in initial conditions can lead to large-scale and unpredictable variation in the future ...
butterfly fish
noun Date: 1740 1. any of a family (Chaetodontidae) of small brilliantly colored bony fishes of tropical seas with a narrow deep body and scaled fins 2. a small brown ...
butterfly valve
noun Date: 1846 1. a valve consisting of two semicircular clappers hinged to a cross rib that permits fluid flow in only one direction 2. a damper or valve in a pipe ...
butterfly weed
noun Date: 1816 a North American milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) with showy orange flowers borne on erect leafy stems
butterflyer
noun Date: 1967 a swimmer who specializes in the butterfly
butterhead
noun Date: circa 1925 butter lettuce
butterless
adjective see butter I
buttermilk
noun Date: 15th century 1. the liquid left after butter has been churned from milk or cream 2. cultured milk made by the addition of suitable bacteria to sweet milk
butternut
noun Date: 1741 1. an eastern North American tree (Juglans cinerea) of the walnut family with sweet egg-shaped nuts and light brown wood — called also white walnut 2. ...
butternut squash
noun Date: 1945 a smooth somewhat bottle-shaped buff-colored winter squash (Cucurbita moschata) with usually orange flesh
butterscotch
noun Date: 1855 1. a candy made from brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and water; also the flavor of such candy 2. a moderate yellowish brown
butterweed
noun Date: 1837 any of several plants having yellow flowers or smooth soft foliage: as a. horseweed 1 b. any of several North American senecios (as Senecio glabellus)
butterwort
noun Date: 1597 any of a genus (Pinguicula) of herbs of the bladderwort family with fleshy leaves that produce a viscid secretion serving to capture and digest insects
buttery
I. noun (plural -teries) Etymology: Middle English boterie, from Anglo-French, from but cask, butt — more at butt Date: 14th century 1. a storeroom for liquors 2. a. ...
buttinski
noun see buttinsky
buttinsky
also buttinski noun (plural -skies) Etymology: butt in + -sky, -ski (last element in Slavic surnames) Date: 1902 a person given to butting in ; a troublesome meddler
buttock
noun Etymology: Middle English buttok — more at butt Date: 14th century 1. the back of a hip that forms one of the fleshy parts on which a person sits 2. plural a. the ...
button
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English boton, from Anglo-French butun rose hip, stud, from buter to thrust — more at butt Date: 14th century 1. a. a ...
button man
noun Etymology: perhaps from buttons bellhop Date: 1966 a low-ranking member of a criminal underworld organization
button mushroom
noun Date: 1865 a usually small white mushroom (Agaricus bisporus syn. A. brunnescens) in which the pileus has not yet expanded
button quail
noun Date: 1885 any of a family (Turnicidae) of small terrestrial Old World birds that resemble quails and have only three toes on a foot with the hind toe being absent
button snakeroot
noun Date: 1775 1. blazing star 2a 2. any of several usually prickly herbs (genus Eryngium) of the carrot family
button-down
I. adjective Date: 1934 1. a. of a collar having the ends fastened to the garment with buttons b. of a garment having a button-down collar 2. (or buttoned-down) ...
buttonball
noun Date: 1821 plane II
buttonbush
noun Date: 1754 a North American shrub (Cephalanthus occidentalis) of the madder family with globular flower heads
buttoned-down
adjective see button-down I, 2
buttoned-up
adjective Date: 1936 coldly reserved or standoffish
buttoner
noun see button II
buttonhole
I. noun Date: 1561 1. a slit or loop through which a button is passed 2. chiefly British boutonniere II. transitive verb Date: 1828 1. to furnish with buttonholes 2. to ...
buttonhole stitch
noun Date: 1877 a closely worked loop stitch used to make a firm edge (as on a buttonhole)
buttonholer
noun see buttonhole II
buttonhook
noun Date: 1870 1. a hook for drawing small buttons through buttonholes 2. an offensive play in football in which the pass receiver runs straight downfield and then abruptly ...
buttonless
adjective see button I
buttonwood
noun Date: 1674 plane II
buttress
I. noun Etymology: Middle English butres, from Anglo-French (arche) boteraz thrusting (arch), ultimately from buter to thrust — more at butt Date: 14th century 1. a ...
buttressed
adjective see buttress I
buttstock
noun Date: circa 1909 the stock of a firearm in the rear of the breech mechanism
butty
noun (plural butties) Etymology: 1butter + 4-y Date: 1855 British sandwich
Butung
geographical name see Buton
butut
noun (plural bututs or butut) Etymology: Wolof butuut, literally, something small Date: 1972 — see dalasi at money table
butyl
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary butyric + -yl Date: 1869 any of four isomeric alkyl radicals C4H9– derived from butane
butyl alcohol
noun Date: circa 1871 any of four flammable alcohols C4H9OH (as butanol) used in organic synthesis and as solvents
butyl nitrite
noun Date: 1977 an oily liquid ester C4H9NO2 of butyl alcohol and nitrous acid that is inhaled illicitly especially as an aphrodisiac — compare popper
butyl rubber
noun Date: 1940 any of a class of synthetic rubbers that are made by copolymerizing isobutylene with a small amount usually of isoprene at low temperature
butylated
adjective Date: 1942 combined with the butyl radical • butylation noun
butylated hydroxyanisole
noun Etymology: hydroxy + anise + -ole Date: 1950 BHA
butylated hydroxytoluene
noun Date: 1961 BHT
butylation
noun see butylated
butylene
noun Date: 1877 any of three isomeric hydrocarbons C4H8 of the ethylene series obtained usually by cracking petroleum
butyr-
or butyro- combining form Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from butyric butyric
butyraldehyde
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1885 either of two aldehydes C4H8O used especially in making synthetic resins
butyrate
noun Date: 1873 a salt or ester of butyric acid
butyric
adjective Etymology: French butyrique, from Latin butyrum butter — more at butter Date: 1854 relating to or producing butyric acid
butyric acid
noun Date: 1826 either of two isomeric fatty acids C4H8O2; especially the straight-chain acid of unpleasant odor normally found in perspiration and rancid butter
butyro-
combining form see butyr-
butyrophenone
noun Etymology: butyr- + phen- + -one Date: 1970 any of a class of antipsychotic drugs (as haloperidol) used especially in the treatment of schizophrenia
buxom
adjective Etymology: Middle English buxsum, from Old English *būhsum; akin to Old English būgan to bend — more at bow Date: 12th century 1. obsolete a. obedient, ...
buxomly
adverb see buxom
buxomness
noun see buxom
Buxtehude
biographical name Dietrich 1637-1707 Danish organist & composer
buy
I. verb (bought; buying) Etymology: Middle English byen, from Old English bycgan; akin to Gothic bugjan to buy Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to acquire ...
buy into
phrasal to purchase a portion of or interest in
buy it
or buy the farm phrasal to get killed ; die
buy off
transitive verb Date: 1629 1. to induce to refrain (as from prosecution) by a payment or other consideration 2. to free (as from military service) by payment
buy out
transitive verb Date: 1598 1. to purchase the share or interest of 2. to purchase the entire stock-in-trade and the goodwill of (a business)
buy the farm
phrasal see buy it
buy time
phrasal to delay an imminent action or decision ; stall
buy up
transitive verb Date: circa 1534 1. to buy freely or extensively 2. to buy the entire available supply of
buyback
noun Date: 1963 the act or an instance of buying something back; especially the repurchase by a corporation of shares of its own common stock on the open market
buyer
noun see buy I
buyer's market
noun Date: 1926 a market in which goods are plentiful, buyers have a wide range of choice, and prices tend to be low — compare seller's market
buyout
noun Date: 1971 1. an act or instance of buying out 2. a financial incentive offered to an employee in exchange for an early retirement or voluntary resignation
Buzau
geographical name city E Romania population 145,423
buzz
I. verb Etymology: Middle English bussen, of imitative origin Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to make a low continuous humming sound like that of a bee 2. a. ...
buzz bomb
noun Date: 1944 an unguided jet-propelled missile used by the Germans against England in World War II
buzz cut
noun Date: 1980 crew cut • buzz-cut adjective
buzz phrase
noun see buzzword
buzz saw
noun Date: 1847 circular saw
buzz-cut
adjective see buzz cut
buzzard
noun Etymology: Middle English busard, from Old French, alteration of buison, from Latin buteon, buteo hawk Date: 14th century 1. chiefly British buteo 2. any of various ...
Buzzards Bay
geographical name inlet of the Atlantic SE Massachusetts W of Cape Cod
buzzer
noun Date: 1606 1. one that buzzes; specifically an electric signaling device that makes a buzzing sound 2. the sound of a buzzer
buzzword
noun Date: 1946 1. an important-sounding usually technical word or phrase often of little meaning used chiefly to impress laymen 2. a voguish word or phrase — called also ...
BVD
trademark — used for underwear
BVM
abbreviation Blessed Virgin Mary
bvt
abbreviation brevet
BW
abbreviation 1. bacteriological warfare; biological warfare 2. black and white
bwana
noun Etymology: Swahili, from Arabic abūna our father Date: 1875 master, boss
BWI
abbreviation British West Indies
bx
abbreviation box
BX
abbreviation base exchange
by
I. preposition Etymology: Middle English, preposition & adverb, from Old English, preposition, be, bī; akin to Old High German bī by, near, Latin ambi- on both sides, around, ...
by a long shot
phrasal by a great deal
by all means
phrasal most assuredly ; certainly
by all odds
phrasal in every way ; without question
by all rights
phrasal see by rights
by and by
adverb Date: 1526 before long, soon
by and large
adverb Date: 1706 on the whole ; in general
by chance
phrasal in the haphazard course of events
by contraries
phrasal obsolete in a manner opposite to what is logical or expected
by dint of
phrasal by force of ; because of
by ear
phrasal without reference to or memorization of written music
by far
phrasal far and away
by fits
or by fits and starts or in fits and starts phrasal in an impulsive and irregular manner
by fits and starts
phrasal see by fits
by half
phrasal by a great deal
by halves
phrasal in part ; halfheartedly
by hand
phrasal 1. with the hands or a hand-worked implement (as a tool or pen) rather than with a machine 2. from one individual directly to another
by heart
phrasal by rote or from memory
by hook or by crook
phrasal by any means
by leaps and bounds
phrasal with extraordinary rapidity
by means of
phrasal through the use of
by no means
phrasal in no way ; not at all
by rights
also by all rights phrasal with reason or justice ; properly
by storm
phrasal by or as if by employing a bold swift frontal movement especially with the intent of defeating or winning over quickly
by the by
or by the bye phrasal incidentally 2
by the bye
phrasal see by the by
by the head
phrasal drawing the greater depth of water forward
by the heels
phrasal in a tight grip
by the numbers
phrasal 1. in unison to a specific count or cadence 2. in a systematic, routine, or mechanical manner
by the same token
phrasal for the same reason
by the seat of one's pants
phrasal using experience and intuition rather than mechanical aids or formal theory
by the skin of one's teeth
phrasal by a very narrow margin
by the way
phrasal by way of interjection or digression ; incidentally
by the wayside
phrasal out of consideration ; into a condition of neglect or disuse — usually used with fall
by turns
phrasal 1. one after another in regular succession 2. variously, alternately
by virtue of
or in virtue of phrasal through the force of ; by authority of
by way of
phrasal 1. for the purpose of 2. by the route through ; via
by-and-by
noun Date: 1591 a future time or occasion
by-blow
noun Date: 1592 1. an indirect blow 2. an illegitimate child
by-by
I. interjection see bye-bye I II. adverb see bye-bye II III. noun see bye-bye III IV. adverb see bye-bye IV
by-election
also bye-election noun Date: 1870 a special election held between regular elections in order to fill a vacancy
by-form
noun Date: 1887 a parallel and sometimes less important form of a word, stem, or formative element in a given language or dialect
by-product
noun Date: 1857 1. something produced in a usually industrial or biological process in addition to the principal product 2. a secondary and sometimes unexpected or ...
by-your-leave
noun Date: 1894 a request for permission
Byatt
biographical name Antonia Susan 1936- née Drabble British writer
bycatch
noun Date: 1976 the portion of a commercial fishing catch that consists of marine animals caught unintentionally
Bydgoszcz
or German Bromberg geographical name city NW central Poland NE of Poznan population 380,385
bye
noun Etymology: alteration of 2by Date: 1883 the position of a participant in a tournament who advances to the next round without playing
bye-bye
I. interjection or by-by Etymology: baby-talk reduplication of goodbye Date: circa 1736 — used to express farewell II. adverb or by-by Date: 1917 out especially for a ...
bye-election
noun see by-election
byelaw
noun see bylaw
Byelorussia
geographical name — see Belorussia • Byelorussian adjective or noun
Byelorussian
noun Date: 1944 Belarusian
bygone
adjective Date: 15th century gone by ; past ; especially outmoded • bygone noun
bylaw
also byelaw noun Etymology: Middle English bilawe, probably from Old Norse *bȳlǫg, from Old Norse bȳr town + lag-, lǫg law Date: 14th century 1. a rule adopted by an ...
byline
I. noun Date: 1916 1. a secondary line ; sideline 2. a line at the beginning of a news story, magazine article, or book giving the writer's name II. transitive verb Date: ...
byliner
noun see byline II
byname
noun Date: 14th century 1. a secondary name 2. nickname
Byng
I. biographical name George 1663-1733 1st Viscount Torrington British admiral II. biographical name Julian Hedworth George 1862-1935 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy British ...
BYO
abbreviation bring your own
BYOB
abbreviation bring your own beer; bring your own booze; bring your own bottle
bypass
I. noun Date: 1848 1. a passage to one side; especially a deflected route usually around a town 2. a. a channel carrying a fluid around a part and back to the main ...
bypast
adjective Date: 15th century bygone
bypath
noun Date: 14th century byway
byplay
noun Date: 1812 action engaged in on the side while the main action proceeds (as during a dramatic production)
Byrd
I. biographical name Richard Evelyn 1888-1957 American admiral & polar explorer II. biographical name William 1543-1623 English composer
byre
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English bȳre; akin to Old English būr dwelling — more at bower Date: before 12th century chiefly British a cow barn
Byrnes
biographical name James Francis 1879-1972 American politician & jurist
byroad
noun Date: 1665 byway
Byron
biographical name Lord 1788-1824 in full George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron English poet • Byronic adjective
Byronic
adjective see Byron
byssinosis
noun (plural byssinoses) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin byssinus of fine linen, from Greek byssinos, from byssos Date: 1881 an occupational respiratory disease associated ...
byssus
noun (plural byssuses or byssi) Etymology: Middle English bissus, from Latin byssus, from Greek byssos flax, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew būṣ linen cloth Date: 14th ...
bystander
noun Date: 1584 one present but not taking part in a situation or event ; a chance spectator
bystreet
noun Date: 1672 a street off a main thoroughfare
byte
noun Etymology: perhaps alteration of 2bite Date: 1962 a unit of computer information or data-storage capacity that consists of a group of eight bits and that is used ...
Bytom
or German Beuthen geographical name city SW Poland in Silesia population 229,851
byway
noun Date: 14th century 1. a little traveled side road 2. a secondary or little known aspect or field
byword
noun Date: before 12th century 1. a proverbial saying ; proverb 2. a. one that personifies a type b. one that is noteworthy or notorious 3. epithet 4. a frequently ...
Byzantine
I. adjective Date: 1651 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the ancient city of Byzantium 2. of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a style of architecture ...
Byzantinist
noun Date: 1892 a student of Byzantine culture
Byzantium
geographical name — see Istanbul
c
noun (plural c's or cs) Usage: often capitalized, often attributive 1. a. the 3d letter of the English alphabet b. a graphic representation of this letter c. a speech ...
C
abbreviation 1. capacitance 2. carbon 3. Celsius 4. centigrade 5. Coulomb 6. cytosine
C and F
abbreviation cost and freight
C and W
abbreviation country and western
C clef
noun Date: 1596 a movable clef indicating middle C by its placement on one of the lines of the staff
C horizon
noun Date: 1935 the soil layer lying beneath the B horizon and consisting essentially of more or less weathered parent rock
C in C
abbreviation commander in chief
C of C
abbreviation Chamber of Commerce
C of E
abbreviation Usage: British Church of England
C of S
abbreviation chief of staff

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