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cinematograph
noun Etymology: French cinématographe, from Greek kinēmat-, kinēma movement (from kinein to move) + French -o- + -graphe -graph — more at -kinesis Date: 1896 chiefly ...
cinematographer
noun Date: 1897 a specialist in cinematography
cinematographic
adjective see cinematography
cinematographically
adverb see cinematography
cinematography
noun Date: 1897 the art or science of motion-picture photography • cinematographic adjective • cinematographically adverb
cineole
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, by transposition from New Latin oleum cinae wormseed oil Date: 1885 eucalyptol
cinephile
noun Etymology: French cinéphile, from ciné + -phile Date: 1968 a devotee of motion pictures
cineplex
noun Etymology: cinema + -plex Date: 1980 a complex that houses several movie theaters
cineraria
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, feminine of cinerarius of ashes, from ciner-, cinis ashes — more at incinerate Date: 1597 any of several garden or potted plants ...
cinerarium
noun (plural cineraria) Etymology: Latin, from ciner-, cinis Date: 1880 a place to receive the ashes of the cremated dead • cinerary adjective
cinerary
adjective see cinerarium
cinereous
adjective Etymology: Latin cinereus, from ciner-, cinis Date: 1661 1. gray tinged with black 2. resembling or consisting of ashes
cingulate
adjective see cingulum
cingulum
noun (plural cingula) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, girdle, from cingere to gird — more at cincture Date: 1845 an anatomical band or encircling ridge • cingulate ...
cinnabar
noun Etymology: Middle English cynabare, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French sinopre, from Latin cinnabaris, from Greek kinnabari, of non-Indo-European origin; akin to Arabic ...
cinnabar moth
noun Date: circa 1893 a European moth (Tyria jacobaeae) that has been introduced into the western United States in attempts to control the tansy ragwort on which its larvae ...
cinnabarine
adjective see cinnabar
cinnamic acid
noun Etymology: French cinnamique of cinnamon, from cinname cinnamon, from Latin cinnamomum Date: circa 1864 a white crystalline odorless acid C9H8O2 found especially in ...
cinnamon
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English cynamone, from Anglo-French, from Latin cinnamomum, cinnamon, from Greek kinnamōmon, kinnamon, of non-Indo-European ...
cinnamon fern
noun Date: 1818 a large fern (Osmunda cinnamomea) with cinnamon-colored spore-bearing fronds shorter than and separate from the green foliage fronds
cinnamon stone
noun Date: 1805 essonite
cinnamony
adjective see cinnamon
cinquain
noun Etymology: French, from cinq five, from Old French, from Latin quinque — more at five Date: 1882 a 5-line stanza
Cinque Ports
geographical name group of seaport towns SE England on coast of Kent & Sussex, originally five (Dover, Sandwich, Romney, Hastings, & Hythe) to which were later added ...
cinquecentist
noun Date: 1871 an Italian of the cinquecento; especially a poet or artist of this period
cinquecento
noun Etymology: Italian, literally, five hundred, from cinque five (from Latin quinque) + cento hundred, from Latin centum — more at hundred Date: 1760 the 16th century ...
cinquefoil
noun Etymology: Middle English sink foil, from Anglo-French cincfoille, from Latin quinquefolium, from quinque five + folium leaf — more at blade Date: 14th century 1. any ...
Cintra
geographical name — see Sintra
CIO
abbreviation chief information officer
cioppino
noun Etymology: modification of Italian dialect (Liguria) ciuppin Date: 1917 a stew of fish and shellfish cooked usually with tomatoes, wine, spices, and herbs
CIP
abbreviation Cataloging in Publication
cipher
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin cifra, from Arabic ṣifr empty, cipher, zero Date: 14th century 1. a. zero 1a b. one ...
ciphertext
noun Date: 1939 the enciphered form of a text or of its elements — compare plaintext
ciprofloxacin
noun Etymology: probably from International Scientific Vocabulary ci- (alteration of cycl-) + propyl + fluor- + ox- + az- + -mycin Date: 1983 a synthetic broad-spectrum ...
cir
abbreviation 1. circle; circular 2. circuit 3. circumference
circ
abbreviation 1. circular 2. circulation
circa
preposition Etymology: Latin, from circum around — more at circum- Date: 1861 at, in, or of approximately — used especially with dates
circadian
adjective Etymology: Latin circa about + dies day + English 2-an — more at deity Date: 1959 being, having, characterized by, or occurring in approximately 24-hour periods or ...
Circars
geographical name — see Northern Circars
Circassia
geographical name region S Russia in Europe on Black Sea N of W end of Caucasus Mountains
Circassian
noun Etymology: Circassia, region of the Caucasus Date: 1555 1. a member of a group of peoples of the northwestern Caucasus 2. the language of the Circassian peoples • ...
Circassian walnut
noun Date: 1914 the light brown irregularly black-veined wood of the English walnut much used for veneer and cabinetwork
Circe
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Kirkē Date: 14th century a sorceress who changes Odysseus' men into swine but is forced by Odysseus to change them back
circinate
adjective Etymology: Latin circinatus, past participle of circinare to round, from circinus pair of compasses, from circus Date: 1830 rounded, coiled; especially rolled in ...
circinately
adverb see circinate
circle
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English cercle, from Anglo-French, from Latin circulus, diminutive of circus circle, circus, from or akin to Greek krikos, ...
circle graph
noun Date: 1928 pie chart
circler
noun see circle II
circlet
noun Date: 15th century a little circle; especially a circular ornament
circuit
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French circuite, from Latin circuitus, from circumire, circuire to go around, ...
circuit board
noun Date: 1948 board 9
circuit breaker
noun Date: 1872 a switch that automatically interrupts the current of an overloaded electric circuit
circuit court
noun Date: 1708 a court that sits at two or more places within one judicial district
circuit judge
noun Date: 1801 a judge who holds a circuit court
circuit rider
noun Date: 1837 a clergyman assigned to a circuit especially in a rural area
circuital
adjective see circuit I
circuitous
adjective Etymology: perhaps from Medieval Latin circuitosus, from Latin circuitus Date: 1664 1. having a circular or winding course 2. not being forthright or direct in ...
circuitously
adverb see circuitous
circuitousness
noun see circuitous
circuitry
noun (plural -ries) Date: 1946 1. the detailed plan or arrangement of an electric circuit 2. the components of an electric circuit 3. the network of interconnected neurons ...
circuity
noun (plural -ities) Etymology: circuitous Date: circa 1626 lack of straightforwardness ; indirection
circular
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English circuler, from Middle French, from Late Latin circularis, from Latin circulus circle Date: 15th century 1. a. having the form of a ...
circular dichroism
noun Date: circa 1961 1. the property (as of an optically active medium) of unequal absorption of right and left plane-polarized light so that the emergent light is ...
circular file
noun Date: 1967 wastebasket
circular function
noun Date: 1884 trigonometric function
circular saw
noun Date: 1817 a power saw with a circular cutting blade; also the blade itself
circularise
British variant of circularize
circularity
noun see circular I
circularization
noun see circularize
circularize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1848 1. a. to send circulars to b. to poll by questionnaire 2. publicize 3. to make circular • circularization noun
circularly
adverb see circular I
circularness
noun see circular I
circulatable
adjective see circulate
circulate
verb (-lated; -lating) Etymology: Latin circulatus, past participle of circulare, from circulus Date: 1603 intransitive verb 1. to move in a circle, circuit, or orbit; ...
circulating decimal
noun Date: 1768 repeating decimal
circulation
noun Date: 1535 1. orderly movement through a circuit; especially the movement of blood through the vessels of the body induced by the pumping action of the heart 2. flow ...
circulative
adjective see circulate
circulator
noun see circulate
circulatory
adjective Date: 1605 of or relating to circulation or the circulatory system
circulatory system
noun Date: 1862 the system of blood, blood vessels, lymphatics, and heart concerned with the circulation of the blood and lymph
circum-
prefix Etymology: Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin, from circum, from circus circle — more at circle around ; about
circumambient
adjective Etymology: Late Latin circumambient-, circumambiens, present participle of circumambire to surround in a circle, from Latin circum- + ambire to go around — more at ...
circumambiently
adverb see circumambient
circumambulate
transitive verb (-lated; -lating) Etymology: Late Latin circumambulatus, past participle of circumambulare, from Latin circum- + ambulare to walk Date: 1606 to circle on foot ...
circumambulation
noun see circumambulate
circumcenter
noun Date: circa 1889 the point at which the perpendicular bisectors of the sides of a triangle intersect and which is equidistant from the three vertices
circumcircle
noun Date: 1885 a circle which passes through all the vertices of a polygon (as a triangle)
circumcise
transitive verb (-cised; -cising) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin circumcisus, past participle of circumcidere, from circum- + caedere to cut Date: 13th century to cut ...
circumciser
noun see circumcise
circumcision
noun Date: 12th century 1. a. the act of circumcising; especially a Jewish rite performed on male infants as a sign of inclusion in the Jewish religious community b. the ...
circumference
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French, from Latin circumferentia, from circumferre to carry around, from circum- + ferre to carry — more at ...
circumferential
adjective see circumference
circumflex
I. adjective Etymology: Latin circumflexus, past participle of circumflectere to bend around, mark with a circumflex, from circum- + flectere to bend Date: circa 1577 1. ...
circumfluent
adjective Etymology: from Latin circumfluent-, circumfluens, present participle of circumfluere to flow around, from circum- + fluere to flow — more at fluid Date: 1577 ...
circumfluous
adjective see circumfluent
circumfuse
transitive verb (-fused; -fusing) Etymology: Latin circumfusus, past participle of circumfundere to pour around, from circum- + fundere to pour — more at found Date: 1605 ...
circumfusion
noun see circumfuse
circumjacent
adjective Etymology: Latin circumjacent-, circumjacens, present participle of circumjacēre to lie around, from circum- + jacēre to lie — more at adjacent Date: 15th century ...
circumlocution
noun Etymology: Middle English circumlocucyon, from Latin circumlocution-, circumlocutio, from circum- + locutio speech, from loqui to speak Date: 15th century 1. the use of ...
circumlocutory
adjective see circumlocution
circumlunar
adjective Date: circa 1909 revolving about or surrounding the moon
circumnavigate
transitive verb Etymology: Latin circumnavigatus, past participle of circumnavigare to sail around, from circum- + navigare to navigate Date: 1634 to go completely around (as ...
circumnavigation
noun see circumnavigate
circumnavigator
noun see circumnavigate
circumpolar
adjective Date: 1686 1. continually visible above the horizon 2. surrounding or found in the vicinity of a terrestrial pole
circumscissile
adjective Etymology: Latin circumscissus, past participle of circumscindere to tear around, from circum- + scindere to cut, split — more at shed Date: 1835 dehiscing by ...
circumscribe
transitive verb Etymology: Middle English circumscriven, from Latin circumscribere, from circum- + scribere to write, draw — more at scribe Date: 14th century 1. a. to ...
circumscription
noun Etymology: Latin circumscription-, circumscriptio, from circumscribere Date: 1531 1. the act of circumscribing ; the state of being circumscribed: as a. definition, ...
circumspect
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French circonspect, from Latin circumspectus, from past participle of circumspicere to look around, be ...
circumspection
noun see circumspect
circumspectly
adverb see circumspect
circumstance
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin circumstantia, from circumstant-, circumstans, present participle of circumstare to stand around, from circum- + ...
circumstanced
adjective Date: circa 1611 placed in particular circumstances especially in regard to property or income
circumstantial
adjective Date: 1600 1. belonging to, consisting in, or dependent on circumstances 2. pertinent but not essential ; incidental 3. marked by careful attention to detail ; ...
circumstantial evidence
noun Date: 1736 evidence that tends to prove a fact by proving other events or circumstances which afford a basis for a reasonable inference of the occurrence of the fact at ...
circumstantiality
noun see circumstantial
circumstantially
adverb see circumstantial
circumstantiate
transitive verb (-ated; -ating) Date: circa 1652 to supply with circumstantial evidence or support
circumstellar
adjective Date: 1951 surrounding or occurring in the vicinity of a star
circumvallate
I. transitive verb (-lated; -lating) Etymology: Latin circumvallatus, past participle of circumvallare to surround with siege works, from circum- + vallum rampart — more at ...
circumvallation
noun see circumvallate I
circumvent
transitive verb Etymology: Latin circumventus, past participle of circumvenire, from circum- + venire to come — more at come Date: 1539 1. a. to hem in b. to make a ...
circumvention
noun see circumvent
circumvolution
noun Etymology: Middle English circumvolucioun, from Medieval Latin circumvolution-, circumvolutio, from Latin circumvolvere to revolve, from circum- + volvere to roll — more ...
circus
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, circle, circus — more at circle Date: 14th century 1. a. a large arena enclosed by tiers of seats on ...
circus catch
noun Date: 1893 a catch (as in baseball or football) requiring an extraordinary or spectacular effort
circusy
adjective see circus
ciré
also cire noun Etymology: French, from past participle of cirer to wax, from cire wax, from Old French, from Latin cera — more at cerumen Date: 1921 1. a highly glazed ...
cire
noun see ciré
Cirebon
geographical name city Indonesia in W Java on N coast E of Jakarta population 245,307
Cirenaica
geographical name — see Cyrenaica
cirque
noun Etymology: French, from Latin circus Date: 1601 1. archaic circus 2. circle, circlet 3. a deep steep-walled basin on a mountain usually forming the blunt end of a ...
cirrhosis
noun (plural cirrhoses) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek kirrhos orange-colored; akin to Old English hār gray — more at hoar Date: circa 1847 widespread disruption of ...
cirrhotic
adjective or noun see cirrhosis
cirro-
combining form Etymology: New Latin cirrus cirrus
cirrocumulus
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1803 a high-altitude cloud form consisting of small white rounded masses usually in regular groupings — see cloud illustration
cirrostratus
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1803 a fairly uniform high thin cloud layer darker than cirrus and often covering the entire sky — see cloud illustration
cirrus
noun (plural cirri) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, curl Date: 1708 1. tendril 2. a slender usually flexible animal appendage or projection: as a. an arm of a barnacle ...
cis
adjective Etymology: Latin, literally, on this side Date: 1888 characterized by having certain atoms or groups of atoms on the same side of the longitudinal axis of a double ...
CIS
abbreviation Commonwealth of Independent States
cis-
prefix Etymology: Latin, from cis — more at he 1. on this side 2. usually italic cis — compare trans- 2b
cis-platinum
noun Date: 1977 cisplatin
cisalpine
adjective Date: 1542 situated on the south side of the Alps — compare transalpine
Cisalpine Gaul
geographical name the part of Gaul lying S & E of the Alps
cisatlantic
adjective Date: 1785 of, relating to, or characteristic of the side of the Atlantic Ocean regarded as the near side
Ciscaucasia
geographical name — see Caucasia
cisco
noun (plural ciscoes) Etymology: short for Canadian French ciscoette Date: 1848 any of various whitefishes (genus Coregonus); especially lake herring
Ciskei
geographical name former black enclave in the Republic of South Africa capital Bisho; granted independence 1981; abolished 1994 • Ciskeian adjective or noun
Ciskeian
adjective or noun see Ciskei
cislunar
adjective Date: circa 1877 lying between the earth and the moon or the moon's orbit
cisplatin
noun Etymology: cis- + platinum Date: 1977 a platinum-containing antineoplastic drug Cl2H6N2Pt used especially in the treatment of testicular and ovarian tumors and advanced ...
cissy
British variant of sissy
cist
noun Etymology: Welsh, chest, from Latin cista Date: 1804 a neolithic or Bronze Age burial chamber typically lined with stone
Cistercian
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin Cistercium Cîteaux Date: 1611 a member of a monastic order founded by St. Robert of Molesme in 1098 at Cîteaux, France, under Benedictine ...
cistern
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin cisterna, from cista box, chest — more at chest Date: 13th century 1. an artificial reservoir (as an underground tank) for ...
cisterna
noun (plural cisternae) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, reservoir Date: circa 1860 cistern 3: as a. one of the large spaces under the arachnoid membrane b. one of the ...
cisternal
adjective see cisterna
cistron
noun Etymology: cis- + trans- + 2-on Date: 1957 a segment of DNA that is equivalent to a gene and that specifies a single functional unit (as a protein or enzyme) • ...
cistronic
adjective see cistron
cit
abbreviation 1. citation; cited 2. citizen
citable
adjective see cite
citadel
noun Etymology: Middle French citadelle, from Old Italian cittadella, diminutive of cittade city, from Medieval Latin civitat-, civitas — more at city Date: 1562 1. a ...
citation
noun Date: 13th century 1. an official summons to appear (as before a court) 2. a. an act of quoting; especially the citing of a previously settled case at law b. ...
citational
adjective see citation
cite
transitive verb (cited; citing) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French citer to cite, summon, from Latin citare to put in motion, rouse, summon, from frequentative of ...
Cithaeron
or Modern Greek Kithairón or formerly Elatea geographical name mountain 4623 feet (1409 meters) Greece on NW border of ancient Attica
cithara
variant of kithara
cither
noun Etymology: French cithare, from Latin cithara kithara, from Greek kithara Date: 1606 cittern
cithern
noun see cittern
cithren
noun see cittern
citied
adjective Date: 1660 occupied by cities
citification
noun see citify
citified
adjective Date: 1828 of, relating to, or characteristic of a sophisticated urban style of living
citify
transitive verb (-fied; -fying) Date: 1828 urbanize • citification noun
citizen
noun Etymology: Middle English citizein, from Anglo-French citezein, alteration of citeien, from cité city Date: 14th century 1. an inhabitant of a city or town; especially ...
citizen's arrest
noun Date: 1941 an arrest made not by a law officer but by a citizen who derives authority from the fact of being a citizen
citizeness
noun Date: 1796 a woman who is a citizen
citizenly
adjective see citizen
citizenry
noun (plural -ries) Date: 1819 a whole body of citizens
citizens band
noun Date: 1948 a range of radio-wave frequencies that in the United States is allocated officially for private radio communications
citizenship
noun Date: 1611 1. the status of being a citizen 2. a. membership in a community (as a college) b. the quality of an individual's response to membership in a community
Citlaltépetl
or Orizaba geographical name inactive volcano 18,700 feet (5700 meters) SE Mexico on Puebla-Veracruz boundary; highest mountain in Mexico & 3d highest in North America
citr-
or citri- or citro- combining form Etymology: New Latin, from Citrus, genus name 1. citrus 2. citric acid
citral
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1891 an unsaturated liquid isomeric aldehyde C10H16O of many essential oils that has a strong lemon odor and is used ...
citrate
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1794 a salt or ester of citric acid
citri-
combining form see citr-
citric acid
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1813 a tricarboxylic acid C6H8O7 occurring in cellular metabolism, obtained especially from lemon and lime juices or ...
citric acid cycle
noun Date: 1942 Krebs cycle
citriculture
noun Date: 1916 the cultivation of citrus fruits • citriculturist noun
citriculturist
noun see citriculture
citrine
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French citrin, from Medieval Latin citrinus, from Latin citrus citron tree Date: 14th century resembling a citron or lemon ...
citrinin
noun Etymology: New Latin citrinum, specific epithet of Penicillium citrinum Date: 1931 a toxic antibiotic C13H14O5 that is produced especially by a penicillium (Penicillium ...
citro-
combining form see citr-
citron
noun Etymology: Middle French, modification of Latin citrus Date: 1530 1. a. a citrus fruit resembling a lemon but larger with little pulp and a very thick rind b. a ...
citronella
noun Etymology: New Latin, from French citronnelle lemon balm, from citron Date: circa 1858 a lemon-scented grass (Cymbopogon nardus) of southern Asia that yields an oil used ...
citronellal
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin citronella Date: 1893 a lemon-odored aldehyde C10H18O that is derived especially from citronella oil and is ...
citronellol
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin citronella Date: 1872 an unsaturated liquid alcohol C10H20O with a roselike odor that is found in two ...
citrovorum factor
noun Etymology: New Latin citrovorum, specific epithet of Leuconostoc citrovorum, bacterium that requires this form of folic acid Date: 1948 a metabolically active form of ...
citrulline
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin Citrullus, genus name of the watermelon Date: 1930 a crystalline amino acid C6H13N3O3 formed especially as ...
citrus
noun (plural citrus or citruses) Usage: often attributive Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Latin Date: 1825 any of a group of often thorny trees and shrubs (Citrus and ...
citrus canker
noun Date: 1916 a destructive disease of citrus caused by a bacterium (Xanthomonas axonopodis citri syn. X. campestris citri) that produces lesions on the leaves, twigs, and ...
Citrus Heights
geographical name city N central California NE of Sacramento population 85,071
citrus red mite
noun Date: 1945 a relatively large mite (Panonychus citri) that is a destructive pest on the foliage of citrus
citrusy
adjective see citrus
Città del Vaticano
geographical name — see Vatican City
cittern
also cithern or cithren noun Etymology: blend of cither and gittern Date: 1566 a Renaissance stringed instrument like a guitar with a flat pear-shaped body
city
noun (plural cities) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English citie large or small town, from Anglo-French cité, from Medieval Latin civitat-, civitas, from Latin, ...
city clerk
noun Date: 1793 a public officer charged with recording the official proceedings and vital statistics of a city
city council
noun Date: 1789 the legislative body of a city
city editor
noun Date: 1834 a newspaper editor usually in charge of local news and staff assignments
city father
noun Date: 1843 a member (as an alderman or councilman) of the governing body of a city
city hall
noun Date: 1675 1. the chief administrative building of a city 2. a. a municipal government b. city officialdom or bureaucracy
city manager
noun Date: 1913 an official employed by an elected council to direct the administration of a city government
City of Westminster
geographical name see Westminster 3
city planner
noun see city planning
city planning
noun Date: 1900 the drawing up of an organized arrangement (as of streets, parks, and business and residential areas) of a city • city planner noun
city room
noun Date: 1895 the department where local news is handled in a newspaper editorial office
city slicker
noun Date: 1924 slicker 2b
city-state
noun Date: 1847 an autonomous state consisting of a city and surrounding territory
cityscape
noun Date: 1856 1. a city viewed as a scene 2. an artistic representation of a city 3. an urban environment
citywide
adjective Date: 1961 including or involving all parts of a city
Ciudad Bolívar
geographical name city & port E central Venezuela on the Orinoco population 225,846
Ciudad Guayana
geographical name city E Venezuela near junction of the Caroní & the Orinoco population 536,506
Ciudad Juárez
or Juárez geographical name city Mexico in Chihuahua on Rio Grande opposite El Paso, Texas population 789,522
Ciudad Real
geographical name 1. province S central Spain area 7625 square miles (17,749 square kilometers), population 475,435 2. commune, its capital, S of Toledo population 56,315
Ciudad Trujillo
geographical name — see Santo Domingo 1
Ciudad Victoria
geographical name city E central Mexico capital of Tamaulipas population 94,304
civ
abbreviation civil; civilian; civilization
civet
noun Etymology: Middle French civette, from Old Italian zibetto, from Arabic zabād civet perfume Date: 1532 1. any of various Old World carnivorous viverrid mammals with ...
civet cat
noun Date: 1607 1. civet 1 2. ringtail 2 3. any of several small spotted skunks (genus Spilogale) of western North America
civic
adjective Etymology: Latin civicus, from civis citizen — more at city Date: circa 1656 of or relating to a citizen, a city, citizenship, or community affairs • ...
civic-minded
adjective Date: 1947 disposed to look after civic needs and interests • civic-mindedness noun
civic-mindedness
noun see civic-minded
civically
adverb see civic
civics
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1886 a social science dealing with the rights and duties of citizens
civie
noun see civvy
civil
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin civilis, from civis Date: 14th century 1. a. of or relating to citizens b. of or relating to the ...
civil death
noun Date: 1719 the status of a living person equivalent in its legal consequences to natural death; specifically deprivation of civil rights
civil defense
noun Date: 1939 the system of protective measures and emergency relief activities conducted by civilians in case of hostile attack, sabotage, or natural disaster
civil disobedience
noun Date: 1866 refusal to obey governmental demands or commands especially as a nonviolent and usually collective means of forcing concessions from the government
civil engineer
noun Date: circa 1792 an engineer whose training or occupation is in the design and construction especially of public works (as roads or harbors) • civil engineering noun
civil engineering
noun see civil engineer
civil law
noun Usage: often capitalized C&L Date: 14th century 1. Roman law especially as set forth in the Justinian code 2. the body of private law developed from Roman law and used ...
civil libertarian
noun or adjective see civil liberty
civil liberty
noun Date: 1644 freedom from arbitrary governmental interference (as with the right of free speech) specifically by denial of governmental power and in the United States ...
civil marriage
noun Date: 1820 a marriage performed by a magistrate
civil rights
noun plural Date: 1658 the nonpolitical rights of a citizen; especially the rights of personal liberty guaranteed to United States citizens by the 13th and 14th amendments to ...
civil servant
noun Date: 1800 1. a member of a civil service 2. a member of the administrative staff of an international agency
civil service
noun Date: circa 1770 the administrative service of a government or international agency exclusive of the armed forces; especially one in which appointments are determined by ...
civil war
noun Date: 15th century a war between opposing groups of citizens of the same country
civilian
noun Date: 14th century 1. a specialist in Roman or modern civil law 2. a. one not on active duty in the armed services or not on a police or firefighting force b. ...
civilianization
noun see civilianize
civilianize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1870 to convert from military to civilian status or control • civilianization noun
civilisation
chiefly British variant of civilization
civilise
chiefly British variant of civilize
civility
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1533 1. archaic training in the humanities 2. a. civilized conduct; especially courtesy, politeness b. a polite act or expression
civilization
noun Date: 1772 1. a. a relatively high level of cultural and technological development; specifically the stage of cultural development at which writing and the keeping of ...
civilizational
adjective see civilization
civilize
verb (-lized; -lizing) Date: 1601 transitive verb 1. to cause to develop out of a primitive state; especially to bring to a technically advanced and rationally ordered ...
civilized
adjective Date: 1611 characteristic of a state of civilization ; especially characterized by taste, refinement, or restraint
civilizer
noun see civilize
civilly
adverb Date: 15th century 1. in terms of civil rights, law, or matters 2. in a civil manner ; politely
Civitan
noun Etymology: Civitan (Club) Date: 1926 a member of a major national and international service club
Civitavecchia
geographical name commune & port central Italy in Lazio on Tyrrhenian Sea WNW of Rome population 50,856
civvy
also civie noun (plural civvies; also civies) Date: circa 1889 1. plural civilian clothes as distinguished from a particular uniform (as of the military) 2. civilian

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