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Cardiganshire
geographical name see Cardigan
cardinal
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin cardinalis, from Late Latin cardinalis, adjective Date: 12th century 1. a high ecclesiastical ...
cardinal flower
noun Date: 1698 a North American lobelia (Lobelia cardinalis) that bears a spike of brilliant red flowers
cardinal number
noun Date: 1591 1. a number (as 1, 5, 15) that is used in simple counting and that indicates how many elements there are in an assemblage — see number table 2. the property ...
cardinal point
noun Date: 1658 one of the four principal compass points north, south, east, and west
cardinal virtue
noun Date: 14th century 1. one of the four classically defined natural virtues prudence, justice, temperance, or fortitude 2. a quality designated as a major virtue
cardinalate
noun Date: 1645 the office, rank, or dignity of a cardinal
cardinality
noun (plural -ties) Etymology: 1cardinal + -ity Date: 1935 the number of elements in a given mathematical set
cardinally
adverb see cardinal II
cardinalship
noun see cardinal I
cardio
adjective Date: 1984 cardiovascular
cardio-
combining form see cardi-
cardiogenic
adjective Date: circa 1923 originating in the heart ; caused by a cardiac condition
cardiogram
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1876 the curve or tracing made by a cardiograph
cardiograph
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1870 an instrument that graphically registers movements of the heart • cardiographic adjective • cardiography ...
cardiographic
adjective see cardiograph
cardiography
noun see cardiograph
cardioid
noun Date: 1753 a heart-shaped curve that is traced by a point on the circumference of a circle rolling completely around an equal fixed circle and has an equation in one of ...
cardiological
adjective see cardiology
cardiologist
noun see cardiology
cardiology
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1847 the study of the heart and its action and diseases • cardiological adjective • cardiologist noun
cardiomyopathy
noun (plural -thies) Date: 1957 any of several structural or functional diseases of heart muscle marked especially by hypertrophy and obstructive damage to the heart
cardiopathy
noun (plural -thies) Date: 1885 any disease of the heart
cardiopulmonary
adjective Date: circa 1881 of or relating to the heart and lungs
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
noun Date: 1972 a procedure designed to restore normal breathing after cardiac arrest that includes the clearance of air passages to the lungs, mouth-to-mouth method of ...
cardiorespiratory
adjective Date: 1892 of or relating to the heart and the respiratory system
cardiothoracic
adjective Date: 1962 relating to, involving, or specializing in the heart and chest
cardiotonic
adjective Date: 1927 tending to increase the tonus of heart muscle • cardiotonic noun
cardiovascular
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1879 1. of, relating to, or involving the heart and blood vessels 2. used, designed, or performed to cause a ...
cardioversion
noun Etymology: cardi- + version (turning of an organ) Date: 1963 application of an electric shock in order to restore normal heartbeat
cardoon
noun Etymology: French cardon, from Late Latin cardon-, cardo thistle, from cardus, from Latin carduus thistle, cardoon Date: 1611 a large perennial Mediterranean plant ...
Cardoso
biographical name Fernando Henrique 1931- president of Brazil (1995-2003)
Cardozo
biographical name Benjamin Nathan 1870-1938 American jurist
cardplayer
noun Date: 1589 one who plays cards
cardsharp
or cardsharper noun Date: 1859 a person who habitually cheats at cards
cardsharper
noun see cardsharp
Carducci
biographical name Giosuè 1835-1907 Italian poet
care
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English caru; akin to Old High German kara lament, Old Irish gairm call, cry, Latin garrire to chatter Date: before 12th century 1. ...
care
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English caru; akin to Old High German kara lament, Old Irish gairm call, cry, Latin garrire to chatter Date: before 12th century 1. ...
care a hang
phrasal see give a hang
care and feeding
noun Date: 1965 the providing of what is needed for sustenance, well-being, or efficient operation
care less
phrasal not to care — used positively and negatively with the same meaning
care package
noun Etymology: from CARE package, a charity parcel sent to needy Europeans after World War II Date: 1962 a package of useful or pleasurable items that is sent or given as a ...
careen
I. verb Etymology: from carine side of a ship, from Middle French, submerged part of a hull, from Latin carina hull, half of a nutshell; perhaps akin to Greek karyon nut Date: ...
career
I. noun Etymology: Middle French carriere, from Old Occitan carriera street, from Medieval Latin carraria road for vehicles, from Latin carrus car Date: circa 1534 1. a. ...
careerism
noun Date: 1933 the policy or practice of advancing one's career often at the cost of one's integrity • careerist noun or adjective
careerist
noun or adjective see careerism
carefree
adjective Date: 1621 free from care: as a. having no worries or troubles b. irresponsible
careful
adjective (carefuller; carefullest) Date: before 12th century 1. archaic a. solicitous, anxious b. filling with care or solicitude 2. exercising or taking care 3. ...
carefully
adverb see careful
carefulness
noun see careful
caregiver
noun Date: 1966 a person who provides direct care (as for children, elderly people, or the chronically ill) • caregiving noun
caregiving
noun see caregiver
careless
adjective Date: before 12th century 1. a. free from care ; untroubled b. indifferent, unconcerned 2. not taking care 3. not showing or receiving care: a. ...
carelessly
adverb see careless
carelessness
noun see careless
Carentan
geographical name town NW France at base of Cotentin Peninsula
carer
noun see care II
caress
I. transitive verb Etymology: French caresser, from Italian carezzare, from carezza Date: 1598 1. to treat with tokens of fondness, affection, or kindness ; cherish 2. a. ...
caresser
noun see caress I
caressingly
adverb see caress I
caressive
adjective see caress II
caressively
adverb see caress II
caret
noun Etymology: Latin, there is lacking, from carēre to lack, be without Date: 1681 a wedge-shaped mark made on written or printed matter to indicate the place where ...
caretake
verb see caretaker
caretaker
noun Date: 1801 1. one that gives physical or emotional care and support 2. one that takes care of the house or land of an owner who may be absent 3. one temporarily ...
caretaking
noun see caretaker
Carew
biographical name Thomas 1595?-?1640 English poet
careworn
adjective Date: 1790 showing the effect of grief or anxiety
Carey
biographical name George Leonard 1935- archbishop of Canterbury (1991-2002)
carfare
noun Date: 1863 passenger fare (as on a bus)
carful
noun Date: 1832 as much or as many as a car will hold
cargo
noun (plural cargoes or cargos) Etymology: Spanish, load, charge, from cargar to load, from Late Latin carricare — more at charge Date: 1657 the goods or merchandise ...
cargo cult
noun Date: 1949 any of various Melanesian religious groups characterized by the belief that material wealth (as money or manufactured goods) can be obtained through ritual ...
cargo pants
noun plural Date: 1980 pants with cargo pockets typically on the sides of the legs at thigh level
cargo pocket
noun Date: 1974 a large pocket usually with a flap and a pleat
carhop
noun Etymology: car + -hop (as in bellhop) Date: 1937 one who serves customers at a drive-in restaurant
Caria
geographical name ancient region SW Asia Minor bordering on Aegean Sea capital Halicarnassus • Carian adjective or noun
Carian
adjective or noun see Caria
Carib
noun Etymology: New Latin Caribes (plural), from Spanish Caribe, of Cariban origin — more at cannibal Date: 1555 1. a member of an Indian people of northern South America ...
Cariban
noun Date: 1901 1. a member of a group of Indian peoples of South America and the Lesser Antilles 2. the language family comprising the languages of the Cariban peoples
Caribbean
adjective Etymology: New Latin Caribbaeus, from Caribes Date: 1772 of or relating to the Caribs, the eastern and southern West Indies, or the Caribbean Sea
Caribbean Sea
geographical name arm of the Atlantic bounded on N & E by West Indies, on S by South America, & on W by Central America
Caribbees
geographical name Lesser Antilles
caribe
noun Etymology: American Spanish, from Spanish, Carib, cannibal Date: 1863 piranha
Cariboo Mountains
geographical name range W Canada in E central British Columbia W of the Rocky Mountains; highest point about 11,750 feet (3581 meters)
caribou
noun (plural -bou or -bous) Etymology: Canadian French, from Micmac γalipu Date: circa 1665 a large gregarious deer (Rangifer tarandus) of Holarctic taiga and tundra that ...
caricatural
adjective see caricature I
caricature
I. noun Etymology: Italian caricatura, literally, act of loading, from caricare to load, from Late Latin carricare Date: 1712 1. exaggeration by means of often ludicrous ...
caricaturist
noun see caricature I
caries
noun (plural caries) Etymology: Latin, decay; akin to Old Irish ara-chrinn it decays Date: 1634 a progressive destruction of bone or tooth; especially tooth decay
carillon
noun Etymology: French, alteration of Old French quarregnon, modification of Late Latin quaternion-, quaternio set of four — more at quaternion Date: 1775 1. a. a set of ...
carillonneur
noun Etymology: French, from carillon Date: 1772 a carillon player
carina
noun (plural -rinas or carinae) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, hull, keel — more at careen Date: circa 1704 1. a keel-shaped anatomical part, ridge, or process 2. ...
carinate
or carinated adjective Date: 1781 having or shaped like a keel or carina
carinated
adjective see carinate
Carinthia
geographical name region central Europe in E Alps; once a duchy; Austrian crown land 1849-1918; after 1918 most became part of Austria with parts going to Italy & the Kingdom ...
Carinthian
adjective or noun see Carinthia
carioca
noun Etymology: Brazilian Portuguese Date: 1830 1. capitalized a native or resident of Rio de Janeiro 2. a. a variation of the samba b. the music for this dance
cariogenic
adjective Etymology: caries + -o- + -genic Date: 1930 producing or promoting the development of tooth decay
carious
adjective Etymology: Latin cariosus, from caries Date: 1676 affected with caries
carjack
transitive verb see carjacking
carjacker
noun see carjacking
carjacking
noun Etymology: car + hijack + -ing Date: 1991 the theft of an automobile from its driver by force or intimidation • carjack transitive verb • carjacker noun
carking
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from carken, literally, to load, burden, from Anglo-French carker, from Late Latin carricare Date: circa 1565 burdensome, annoying
carl
or carle noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English -carl, from Old Norse karl man, carl — more at churl Date: before 12th century 1. a man of the common people 2. ...
Carl XVI Gustaf
biographical name 1946- king of Sweden (1973- )
carle
noun see carl
Carleton
biographical name Sir Guy 1724-1808 1st Baron Dorchester British general & administrator in America
carlin
noun see carline
carline
or carlin noun Etymology: Middle English kerling, from Old Norse, from karl man Date: 14th century chiefly Scottish woman; especially an old woman
Carlisle
geographical name city NW England capital of Cumbria population 99,800
Carlist
noun Etymology: Spanish carlista, from Don Carlos Date: 1830 a supporter of Don Carlos or his successors as having rightful title to the Spanish throne • Carlist ...
carload
noun Date: 1824 1. a load (as of occupants) that fills a car 2. the minimum number of tons required for shipping at carload rates 3. a large unspecified quantity
carload rate
noun Date: 1906 a rate for large shipments lower than that quoted for less-than-carload lots of the same class
Carlos
biographical name Don 1788-1855 infante & pretender to Spanish throne
Carlos de Austria
biographical name Don 1545-1568 son of Philip II of Spain prince of Asturias & heir to Spanish throne
Carlota
biographical name 1840-1927 Marie-Charlotte-Amélie-Augustine-Victoire-Clémentine-Léopoldine empress of Mexico (1864-67)
Carlovingian
adjective Etymology: French carlovingien, from Medieval Latin Carlus Charles + French -ovingien (as in mérovingien Merovingian) Date: 1781 Carolingian
Carlow
geographical name 1. county SE Ireland in Leinster area 346 square miles (900 square kilometers), population 40,942 2. town, its capital population 11,275
Carlsbad
geographical name 1. caverns SE New Mexico in Carlsbad Caverns National Park 2. city SW California NNW of San Diego population 78,247 3. city SE New Mexico on the Pecos ...
Carlsson
biographical name Arvid 1923- Swedish pharmacologist
Carlyle
biographical name Thomas 1795-1881 Scottish essayist & historian • Carlylean or Carlylian adjective
Carlylean
adjective see Carlyle
Carlylian
adjective see Carlyle
carmagnole
noun Etymology: French Date: 1793 1. a lively song popular at the time of the first French Revolution 2. a street dance in a meandering course to the tune of the carmagnole
carmaker
noun Date: 1954 an automobile manufacturer
Carmana
geographical name see Kerman II, 2
Carmana, Carmania
geographical name — see Kerman
Carmania
geographical name see Kerman II, 1
Carmarthen
geographical name 1. (or Carmarthenshire) administrative area of S Wales area 920 square miles (2383 square kilometers) 2. port S Wales NW of Swansea population 54,800
Carmarthenshire
geographical name see Carmarthen 1
Carmel
geographical name 1. (or in full Carmel-by-the-Sea) city W California S of Monterey Bay population 4081 2. city central Indiana N of Indianapolis population 37,733
Carmel, Mount
geographical name mountain ridge NW Israel; highest point 1791 feet (546 meters)
Carmel-by-the-Sea
geographical name see Carmel 1
Carmelite
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin carmelita, from Carmel Mount Carmel, Palestine Date: 15th century a member of the Roman Catholic mendicant Order of Our ...
Carmen de Patagones
geographical name town Argentina on the Negro River opposite Viedma population 13,981
carminative
adjective Etymology: French carminatif, from Latin carminatus, past participle of carminare to card, from *carmin-, *carmen card, from carrere to card; akin to Lithuanian karšti ...
carmine
noun Etymology: French carmin, from Medieval Latin carminium, perhaps ultimately from Arabic qirmiz kermes + Latin minium cinnabar Date: 1712 1. a rich crimson or scarlet lake ...
Carmona
biographical name António Óscar de Fragoso 1869-1951 Portuguese general; president of Portugal (1928-51)
carnage
noun Etymology: French, from Medieval Latin carnaticum tribute consisting of animals or meat, from Latin carn-, caro Date: 1614 1. the flesh of slain animals or men 2. great ...
carnal
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French or Late Latin; Anglo-French carnel, charnel, from Late Latin carnalis, from Latin carn-, caro flesh; akin to Greek keirein ...
carnality
noun see carnal
carnallite
noun Etymology: German Carnallit, from Rudolf von Carnall died 1874 German mining engineer Date: 1876 a mineral consisting of hydrous potassium-magnesium chloride that is an ...
carnally
adverb see carnal
Carnap
biographical name Rudolf 1891-1970 American (German-born) philosopher
carnassial
adjective Etymology: French carnassier carnivorous, ultimately from Latin carn-, caro Date: circa 1852 of, relating to, or being a tooth of a carnivore often larger and longer ...
Carnatic
geographical name region SE India between Eastern Ghats & Coromandel coast now in Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka
carnation
noun Etymology: Middle French, from Old Italian carnagione, from carne flesh, from Latin carn-, caro Date: circa 1535 1. a. (1) the variable color of human flesh (2) ...
carnauba
noun Etymology: Brazilian Portuguese carnaúba, from Tupi karanaʔíβa, from karaná, a palm (perhaps Mauritia carana or M. flexuosa) + ɨβa stem, plant, tree Date: 1866 a ...
carnauba wax
noun Date: 1854 a hard brittle high-melting wax obtained from the leaves of the carnauba palm and used chiefly in polishes
carne asada
noun Etymology: Spanish, grilled meat Date: 1977 a grilled Mexican dish of spicy marinated steak strips sometimes served in a burrito or taco
Carnegie
biographical name Andrew 1835-1919 American (Scottish-born) industrialist & philanthropist
carnelian
noun Etymology: alteration of cornelian, from Middle English corneline, from Anglo-French, perhaps from Old French cornele cornel cherry Date: 1695 a hard red chalcedony used ...
carney
noun see carny
Carnic Alps
geographical name mountain range E Alps between Austria & Italy
carnie
noun see carny
Carniola
geographical name region S & W Slovenia NE of Istrian Peninsula • Carniolan adjective
Carniolan
adjective see Carniola
carnitine
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin carn-, caro Date: circa 1922 a quaternary ammonium compound C7H15NO3 that is present especially in vertebrate ...
carnival
I. noun Etymology: Italian carnevale, alteration of earlier carnelevare, literally, removal of meat, from carne flesh (from Latin carn-, caro) + levare to remove, from Latin, to ...
carnivalesque
adjective Date: 1791 1. suggestive of a carnival 2. marked by an often mocking or satirical challenge to authority and the traditional social hierarchy
carnivora
noun plural Etymology: Latin, neuter plural of carnivorus Date: 1830 carnivorous mammals
carnivore
noun Etymology: ultimately from Latin carnivorus Date: 1840 1. any of an order (Carnivora) of typically flesh-eating mammals that includes dogs, foxes, bears, raccoons, and ...
carnivorous
adjective Etymology: Latin carnivorus, from carn-, caro + -vorus -vorous Date: 1592 1. subsisting or feeding on animal tissues 2. of a plant subsisting on nutrients obtained ...
carnivorously
adverb see carnivorous
carnivorousness
noun see carnivorous
carnivory
noun see carnivorous
carnosaur
noun Etymology: ultimately from Latin carn-, caro flesh + Greek sauros lizard Date: 1952 any of a group (Carnosauria) of very large theropod dinosaurs (as a tyrannosaur)
Carnot
I. biographical name Lazare (-Nicolas-Marguerite) 1753-1823 French statesman & general II. biographical name (Marie-François-) Sadi 1837-1894 president of France (1887-94)
carnotite
noun Etymology: French, from M. A. Carnot died 1920 French inspector general of mines Date: 1899 a yellow to greenish-yellow mineral consisting of a radioactive hydrous ...
carny
or carney or carnie noun (plural carnies or carneys) Usage: often attributive Date: circa 1933 1. carnival 3a 2. a person who works with a carnival
carob
noun Etymology: Middle French carobe, from Medieval Latin carrubium, from Arabic kharrūba Date: 1548 1. a Mediterranean evergreen leguminous tree (Ceratonia siliqua) with ...
caroche
noun Etymology: Middle French carroche, from Old Italian carroccio, augmentative of carro car, from Latin carrus Date: 1591 a luxurious horse-drawn carriage
carol
I. noun Etymology: Middle English carole, from Anglo-French, modification of Late Latin choraula choral song, from Latin, choral accompanist, from Greek choraulēs, from choros ...
Carol II
biographical name 1893-1953 king of Romania (1930-40)
Carol Stream
geographical name village NE Illinois W of Chicago population 40,438
Carolean
adjective see Caroline
caroler
noun see carol II
Carolina
I. geographical name English colony 1663-1729 on E coast of North America, divided 1729 into North Carolina & South Carolina (the Carolinas ) • Carolinian noun II. ...
Carolina parakeet
noun Etymology: Carolina, English colony Date: 1893 an extinct parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis) of the eastern United States
Carolina wren
noun Date: 1868 a large wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) chiefly of eastern North America having a loud lively song
Caroline
or Carolean adjective Etymology: New Latin carolinus, from Medieval Latin Carolus Charles Date: 1652 of or relating to Charles — used especially with reference to Charles I ...
Caroline Islands
geographical name islands W Pacific Ocean comprising Palau & the Federated States of Micronesia; formerly part of Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
Carolingian
adjective Etymology: French carolingien, from Medieval Latin Karolingi Carolingians, from Karolus Charlemagne + -ingi (as in Merovingi Merovingians) Date: 1881 of or relating ...
Carolinian
noun see Carolina I
caroller
noun see carol II
carom
I. noun Etymology: by shortening & alteration from obsolete carambole, from Spanish carambola Date: 1779 1. a. a shot in billiards in which the cue ball strikes each of ...
Caroní
geographical name river E Venezuela flowing N into the Orinoco
carotene
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Late Latin carota carrot Date: 1861 any of several orange or red crystalline hydrocarbon pigments (as C40H56) that ...
carotenoid
also carotinoid noun Date: 1911 any of various usually yellow to red pigments (as carotenes) found widely in plants and animals and characterized chemically by a long aliphatic ...
carotid
adjective Etymology: French or Greek; French carotide, from Greek karōtides carotid arteries, from karoun to stupefy; akin to Greek kara head — more at cerebral Date: 1543 ...
carotid body
noun Date: 1925 a small body of vascular tissue that adjoins the carotid sinus, functions as a chemoreceptor sensitive to change in the oxygen content of blood, and mediates ...
carotid sinus
noun Date: circa 1923 a small but richly innervated arterial enlargement that is located near the point in the neck where either carotid artery divides to form its main ...
carotinoid
noun see carotenoid
carousal
noun Date: 1760 carouse 2
carouse
I. noun Etymology: Middle French carrousse, from carous, adverb, all out (in boire carous to empty the cup), from German gar aus Date: 1559 1. archaic a large draft of liquor ...
carousel
also carrousel noun Etymology: French carrousel, from Italian carosello Date: 1650 1. a tournament or exhibition in which horsemen execute evolutions 2. a. ...
carouser
noun see carouse II
carp
I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Icelandic karpa to dispute Date: 14th century to find fault or complain querulously • ...
carp-
or carpo- combining form Etymology: French & New Latin, from Greek karp-, karpo-, from karpos — more at harvest fruit
carpaccio
noun Etymology: Vittore Carpaccio; from the prominent use of red in his painting Date: 1969 thinly sliced raw meat or fish served with a sauce — often used as a ...
Carpaccio
biographical name Vittore circa 1460-1525(or 1526) Italian painter
carpal
I. adjective Etymology: New Latin carpalis, from carpus Date: 1743 of or relating to the carpus II. noun Date: 1855 a carpal element or bone
carpal tunnel syndrome
noun Date: 1954 a condition caused by compression of a nerve where it passes through the wrist into the hand and characterized especially by weakness, pain, and disturbances ...
Carpathian Mountains
geographical name mountain system E central Europe along boundary between Slovakia & Poland & extending through Ukraine & E Romania — see Gerlachovsky, Tatry, Transylvanian ...
Carpathian Ruthenia
geographical name — see Zakarpats'ka
carpe diem
noun Etymology: Latin, literally, pluck the day Date: 1817 the enjoyment of the pleasures of the moment without concern for the future
carpel
noun Etymology: New Latin carpellum, from Greek karpos fruit Date: 1835 one of the ovule-bearing structures in an angiosperm that comprises the innermost whorl of a flower ...
carpellary
adjective see carpel
carpellate
adjective see carpel
Carpentaria, Gulf of
geographical name inlet of Arafura Sea on N coast of Australia
carpenter
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French carpenter, charpenter, from Latin carpentarius carriage maker, from carpentum carriage, of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish ...
carpenter ant
noun Date: 1883 an ant (especially genus Camponotus) that gnaws galleries especially in dead or decaying wood
carpenter bee
noun Date: 1838 any of various solitary bees (genera Xylocopa and Ceratina) that nest in wood
Carpentersville
geographical name village NE Illinois NW of Chicago population 30,586
carpentry
noun Date: 14th century 1. the art or trade of a carpenter; specifically the art of shaping and assembling structural woodwork 2. timberwork constructed by a carpenter 3. ...
carper
noun see carp I
carpet
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French carpite, from Old Italian carpita, from carpire to pluck, modification of Latin carpere to pluck — more at harvest Date: ...
carpet beetle
noun Date: circa 1889 any of several small dermestid beetles (genera Anthrenus and Attagenus) whose larvae are destructive especially to woolen goods
carpet bomb
transitive verb Date: 1944 1. to drop large numbers of bombs so as to cause uniform devastation over (a given area) 2. to bombard repeatedly, widely, or excessively
carpetbag
I. noun Date: 1829 a traveler's bag made of carpet and widely used in the United States in the 19th century II. adjective or carpetbagging Date: 1870 of, relating to, or ...
carpetbag steak
noun Date: 1958 a thick piece of steak in which a pocket is cut and stuffed (as with oysters)
carpetbagger
noun Etymology: from their carrying all their belongings in carpetbags Date: 1868 1. a Northerner in the South after the American Civil War usually seeking private gain under ...
carpetbaggery
noun see carpetbagger
carpetbagging
adjective see carpetbag II
carpeting
noun Date: 1758 material for carpets; also carpets
carpetweed
noun Date: 1784 a North American mat-forming weed (Mollugo verticillata of the family Aizoaceae, the carpetweed family)
carping
adjective Date: 1567 marked by or inclined to querulous and often perverse criticism Synonyms: see critical • carpingly adverb
carpingly
adverb see carping
carpo-
combining form see carp-
carpogonial
adjective see carpogonium
carpogonium
noun (plural carpogonia) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1882 the egg-bearing portion of the female reproductive organ in some thallophytes (as red algae) • carpogonial adjective
carpool
intransitive verb Date: 1962 to participate in a car pool • carpooler noun
carpooler
noun see carpool
carport
noun Date: 1939 an open-sided automobile shelter by the side of a building
carpospore
noun Date: 1881 a diploid spore of a red alga
carpus
noun (plural carpi) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek karpos — more at wharf Date: 1676 1. wrist 1 2. the bones of the wrist
Carquinez Strait
geographical name strait 8 miles (13 kilometers) long California joining San Pablo & Suisun bays
carr
noun Etymology: Middle English ker, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse kjarr underbrush Date: 14th century chiefly British fen I
carrack
noun Etymology: Middle English carrake, from Anglo-French carrak, from Old Spanish carraca, from Arabic qarāqīr, plural of qurqūr merchant ship, from Greek kerkouros light ...
carrageen
also carragheen noun Etymology: Carragheen, near Waterford, Ireland Date: 1829 1. Irish moss 2 2. carrageenan
carrageenan
or carrageenin noun Etymology: carrageen + 3-an or 1-in Date: circa 1889 a colloid extracted from various red algae (as Irish moss) and used especially as a stabilizing or ...
carrageenin
noun see carrageenan
carragheen
noun see carrageen
Carrantuohill
geographical name mountain 3414 feet (1041 meters) SW Ireland in County Kerry; highest in Macgillicuddy's Reeks & in Ireland
Carranza
biographical name Venustiano 1859-1920 president of Mexico (1915-20)
Carrara
geographical name commune N Italy ESE of La Spezia population 68,528
carrefour
noun Etymology: Middle French, from Late Latin quadrifurcum, neuter of quadrifurcus having four forks, from Latin quadri- + furca fork Date: 15th century 1. crossroads 2. ...
carrel
noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English caroll, from Medieval Latin carola, perhaps from carola round dance, something circular, from Late Latin choraula choral song — ...
Carrel
biographical name Alexis 1873-1944 French surgeon & biologist
Carrère
biographical name John Merven 1858-1911 American architect
Carrhae
geographical name ancient city N Mesopotamia SSE of modern Urfa
carriage
noun Etymology: Middle English cariage, from Anglo-French, from carier to transport — more at carry Date: 14th century 1. the act of carrying 2. a. archaic deportment ...
carriage trade
noun Date: circa 1909 trade from well-to-do or upper-class people; also well-to-do people
carriageway
noun Date: 1739 British the part of a road used by vehicular traffic
carrick bend
noun Etymology: probably from obsolete English carrick carrack, from Middle English carrake, carryk Date: 1819 a knot used to join the ends of two large ropes — see knot ...
Carrick on Shannon
geographical name town N central Ireland capital of County Leitrim population 1621
Carrickfergus
geographical name district E Northern Ireland, established 1974 area 34 square miles (88 square kilometers), population 32,439
carrier
noun Date: 14th century 1. one that carries ; bearer, messenger 2. a. an individual or organization engaged in transporting passengers or goods for hire b. a ...
carrier pigeon
noun Date: 1647 1. a pigeon used to carry messages; especially homing pigeon 2. any of a breed of large long-bodied show pigeons
carrion
noun Etymology: Middle English caroine, from Anglo-French caroine, charoine, from Vulgar Latin *caronia, irregular from Latin carn-, caro flesh — more at carnal Date: 14th ...
carrion crow
noun Date: 1528 a uniformly black crow (Corvus corone corone) occurring in much of western Europe
Carroll
I. biographical name Charles 1737-1832 Carroll of Carrollton American patriot II. biographical name Lewis — see Charles Lutwidge Dodgson • Carrollian adjective
Carrollian
adjective see Carroll II

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