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geographical name city N Texas population 109,576
noun Etymology: Carron, Scotland Date: 1779 a short-barreled gun of the late 18th and 19th centuries that fired large shot at short range and was used especially on warships
noun Etymology: Middle French carotte, from Late Latin carota, from Greek karōton Date: 1533 1. a biennial herb (Daucus carota of the family Umbelliferae, the carrot family) ...
adjective Etymology: from the traditional alternatives of driving a donkey on by either holding out a carrot or whipping it with a stick Date: 1876 characterized by the use ...
noun Date: 1889 redhead 1 • carrottopped adjective
adjective see carrottop
adjective Date: 1696 resembling carrots in color
variant of carousel
I. verb (carried; carrying) Etymology: Middle English carien, from Anglo-French carier to transport, from carre vehicle, from Latin carrus — more at car Date: 14th century ...
carry a torch
or carry the torch phrasal 1. crusade 2. to be in love especially without reciprocation ; cherish a longing or devotion
carry away
transitive verb Date: 1562 1. to arouse to a high and often excessive degree of emotion or enthusiasm 2. carry off 1
carry off
transitive verb Date: circa 1680 1. to cause the death of 2. to perform or manage successfully ; bring off
carry on
verb Date: 1600 transitive verb to continue doing, pursuing, or operating intransitive verb 1. to continue especially in spite of hindrance or discouragement 2. ...
carry out
transitive verb Date: 1589 1. to bring to a successful issue ; complete, accomplish 2. to put into execution 3. to continue to an end or stopping point
carry over
verb Date: 1745 transitive verb 1. a. to transfer (an amount) to the next column, page, or book relating to the same account b. to hold over (as goods) for another ...
carry the ball
phrasal to perform or assume the chief role ; bear the major portion of work or responsibility
carry the day
phrasal win, prevail
carry the torch
phrasal see carry a torch
carry through
verb Date: 1605 transitive verb carry out intransitive verb persist, survive
noun Date: 1943 British a portable bed for an infant
I. noun Date: 1890 1. British carrying-on 2. a piece of luggage suitable for being carried aboard an airplane by a passenger II. adjective Date: 1967 carried or suitable ...
noun Date: 1714 1. [by folk etymology from French carriole, from Old Occitan carriola, ultimately from Latin carrus car] a. a light covered carriage for four or more ...
noun Date: 1942 a loss sustained or a portion of a credit not used in a given period that may be deducted from taxable income of a prior period
noun Date: 1898 carryover
carrying capacity
noun Date: 1889 the maximum population (as of deer) that an area will support without undergoing deterioration
carrying charge
noun Date: 1914 1. expense incident to ownership or use of property 2. a charge added to the price of merchandise sold on the installment plan
noun (plural carryings-on) Date: 1663 foolish, excited, or improper behavior; also an instance of such behavior
noun Date: 1964 takeout 3 • carryout adjective
noun Date: 1894 1. the act or process of carrying over 2. something retained or carried over
geographical name former urban district S England in Surrey, now part of Sutton
adjective Date: 1908 affected with motion sickness especially in an automobile • car sickness noun
geographical name — see karst
I. biographical name Christopher 1809-1868 Kit Carson American scout II. biographical name Rachel Louise 1907-1964 American biologist & writer III. geographical name 1. ...
Carson City
geographical name city capital of Nevada E of Lake Tahoe population 52,457
Carson Sink
geographical name intermittent lake W Nevada S of Humboldt Lake
Carstensz, Mount
geographical name — see Puncak Jaya
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, probably from Old Norse kartr; akin to Old English cræt cart Date: 13th century 1. a heavy usually horse-drawn 2-wheeled vehicle used for ...
noun Date: 15th century the action of or rate charged for carting
geographical name 1. city & port NW Colombia population 688,300 2. city & port SE Spain on the Mediterranean population 166,736
geographical name city central Costa Rica population 21,753
carte blanche
noun (plural cartes blanches) Etymology: French, literally, blank document Date: 1690 full discretionary power
carte d'identité
foreign term Etymology: French identity card
carte du jour
noun (plural cartes du jour) Etymology: French, literally, card of the day Date: 1936 menu
Carte, D'Oyly
biographical name Richard 1844-1901 English opera impresario
noun Etymology: French, letter of defiance, from Old Italian cartello, literally, placard, from carta leaf of paper — more at card Date: 1692 1. a written agreement between ...
British variant of cartelize
noun see cartelize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1915 to bring under the control of a cartel • cartelization noun
I. biographical name Elliott Cook 1908- American composer II. biographical name Howard 1874-1939 English archaeologist III. biographical name Jimmy 1924- James Earl Carter, ...
noun see cart II
biographical name John 1690-1763 Earl Granville English statesman
adjective Etymology: New Latin cartesianus, from Cartesius Descartes Date: 1656 of or relating to René Descartes or his philosophy • Cartesian noun • Cartesianism noun
Cartesian coordinate
noun Date: 1887 1. either of two coordinates that locate a point on a plane and measure its distance from either of two intersecting straight-line axes along a line parallel ...
Cartesian plane
noun Date: 1960 a plane whose points are labeled with Cartesian coordinates
Cartesian product
noun Date: 1958 a set that is constructed from two given sets and comprises all pairs of elements such that the first element of the pair is from the first set and the second ...
noun see Cartesian
or ancient Carthago geographical name ancient city & state N Africa on coast NE of modern Tunis • Carthaginian adjective or noun
adjective or noun see Carthage
geographical name see Carthage
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin Cartusiensis, from Cartusia Chartreuse, motherhouse of the Carthusian order, near Grenoble, France Date: 1526 a member of an ascetic ...
I. biographical name George Étienne 1814-1873 Canadian politician II. biographical name Jacques 1491-1557 French navigator & explorer
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin cartilagin-, cartilago Date: 15th century 1. a usually translucent somewhat elastic tissue that composes most of the skeleton of ...
adjective Date: 14th century composed of, relating to, or resembling cartilage
cartilaginous fish
noun Date: 1769 any of a class (Chondrichthyes) of fishes (as a shark, ray, or chimaera) having the skeleton wholly or largely composed of cartilage — compare bony fish, ...
noun Date: 14th century as much as a cart will hold
noun Date: circa 1847 one that makes maps
adjective see cartography
adjective see cartography
adverb see cartography
noun Etymology: French cartographie, from carte card, map + -graphie -graphy — more at card Date: circa 1847 the science or art of making maps • cartographic also ...
I. noun Etymology: French, from Italian cartone pasteboard Date: 1825 a box or container usually made of cardboard and often of corrugated cardboard II. verb Date: 1921 ...
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Italian cartone pasteboard, cartoon, augmentative of carta leaf of paper — more at card Date: 1671 1. a preparatory design, ...
noun see cartoon
adjective see cartoon
adverb see cartoon
noun see cartoon
adjective see cartoon
adjective see cartoon
adjective Date: 1946 suitable in size and weight for carrying on top of an automobile • cartopper noun
noun see cartop
noun see cartouche
also cartouch noun Etymology: Middle French cartouche, from Italian cartoccio, from carta Date: 1548 1. a gun cartridge with a paper case 2. an ornate or ornamental frame ...
noun Etymology: alteration of earlier cartage, modification of Middle French cartouche Date: 1626 a case or container that holds a substance, device, or material which is ...
cartridge belt
noun Date: 1849 1. a belt having a series of loops for holding cartridges 2. a belt worn around the waist and designed for carrying various attachable equipment
noun (plural -laries) Etymology: Medieval Latin chartularium, from chartula charter — more at charter Date: 1541 a collection of charters; especially a book holding copies ...
I. noun Date: 1855 1. a large coin (as a silver dollar) 2. a lateral handspring with arms and legs extended II. intransitive verb Date: 1917 to move like a turning wheel; ...
noun see cartwheel II
biographical name Edmund 1743-1823 English inventor
noun Etymology: obsolete French caruncule, from Latin caruncula little piece of flesh, diminutive of caro flesh — more at carnal Date: 1615 1. a naked fleshy outgrowth (as a ...
biographical name Enrico 1873-1921 originally Errico Italian tenor
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin carvi (specific epithet of Carum carvi caraway) + Latin acr-, acer sharp — more at caraway, edge Date: ...
verb (carved; carving) Etymology: Middle English kerven, from Old English ceorfan; akin to Old High German kerban to notch, Greek graphein to scratch, write Date: before 12th ...
adjective Etymology: probably from Dutch karveel-, from karveel caravel, from Middle French carvelle Date: 1798 built with the planks meeting flush at the seams
adjective Date: 14th century wrought or ornamented by carving
I. biographical name George Washington circa 1861-1943 American botanist II. biographical name John 1576-1621 English Mayflower Pilgrim; 1st governor of Plymouth colony
noun see carve
noun Date: 13th century 1. the act or art of one who carves 2. a carved object, design, or figure
I. biographical name (Arthur) Joyce (Lunel) 1888-1957 British novelist II. biographical name Henry Francis 1772-1844 English clergyman & translator III. geographical name ...
or caryo- — see kary-
noun (plural -ids or caryatides) Etymology: Latin caryatides, plural, from Greek karyatides priestesses of Artemis at Caryae, caryatids, from Karyai Caryae in Laconia Date: ...
I. see cary- II. combining form see kary-
noun (plural caryopses; also caryopsides) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1830 a small one-seeded dry indehiscent fruit (as of Indian corn or wheat) in which the fruit and seed ...
abbreviation certificate of advanced study
noun Etymology: Spanish & Italian, from Latin, cottage Date: 1843 chiefly Southwest dwelling
Casa Grande
geographical name city S central Arizona population 25,224
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
geographical name reservation S Arizona SE of Phoenix; site of prehistoric ruins
noun Etymology: Kasaba (now Turgutlu), Turkey Date: 1887 any of several winter melons with usually yellow rind and sweet white, yellow, or orange flesh
or Arabic Dar el Beida geographical name city & port W Morocco on the Atlantic population 3,102,000
biographical name Pablo 1876-1973 Catalan Pau Casals Spanish-born cellist, conductor, & composer
I. noun Etymology: Giacomo Girolamo Casanova Date: 1852 lover; especially a man who is a promiscuous and unscrupulous lover II. biographical name Giovanni Giacomo ...
biographical name Isaac 1559-1614 French theologian & scholar
also kasbah noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: French, from Arabic dialect qaṣba Date: 1844 1. a North African castle or fortress 2. the native section of a North ...
noun Etymology: Spanish, literally, small bell Date: 1639 1. a projection behind the breech of a muzzle-loading cannon 2. a small hollow perforated spherical bell enclosing ...
I. noun Etymology: French, from Italian cascata, from cascare to fall, from Vulgar Latin *casicare, from Latin casus fall Date: 1641 1. a steep usually small fall of water; ...
Cascade Range
geographical name mountain range W United States, N continuation of the Sierra Nevada extending N from Lassen Peak across Oregon & Washington — see Coast Mountains, Coast ...
noun Etymology: Spanish cáscara husk, bark, probably from cascar to crack, break, from Vulgar Latin *quassicare to shake, from Latin quassare — more at quash Date: 1879 1. ...
cascara buckthorn
noun Date: circa 1900 a buckthorn (Rhamnus purshiana) of the Pacific coast of the United States yielding cascara sagrada
cascara sagrada
noun Etymology: American Spanish cáscara sagrada, literally, sacred bark Date: 1885 the dried bark of cascara buckthorn used as a laxative
noun Etymology: Spanish, diminutive of cáscara Date: 1686 the aromatic bark of a West Indian shrub (Croton eluteria) of the spurge family used especially for making incense ...
Casco Bay
geographical name inlet of the Atlantic S Maine
I. noun Etymology: Middle English cas, from Anglo-French, from Latin casus fall, chance, from cadere to fall — more at chance Date: 13th century 1. a. a set of ...
case glass
noun see cased glass
case goods
noun plural Date: 1922 1. furniture (as bureaus or bookcases) that provides interior storage space; also dining-room and bedroom furniture sold as sets 2. products often ...
case history
noun Date: 1894 a record of history, environment, and relevant details of a case especially for use in analysis or illustration
case in point
Date: 1722 an illustrative, relevant, or pertinent case
case knife
noun Date: 1673 1. sheath knife 2. a table knife
case law
noun Date: 1861 law established by judicial decision in cases
case method
noun see case system
case study
noun Date: 1875 1. an intensive analysis of an individual unit (as a person or community) stressing developmental factors in relation to environment 2. case history
case system
noun Date: circa 1889 a system of teaching law in which instruction is chiefly on the basis of leading or selected cases as primary authorities instead of from textbooks — ...
transitive verb Date: 1677 1. to harden (a ferrous alloy) so that the surface layer is harder than the interior 2. to make callous or insensible • case-hardened adjective
adjective see case-harden
intransitive verb see caseation
noun Etymology: Latin caseus cheese Date: 1866 necrosis with conversion of damaged tissue into a soft cheesy substance • caseate intransitive verb
noun Date: circa 1889 an insect larva that forms a protective case (as of silk)
noun Date: 1762 1. a book containing records of illustrative cases that is used for reference and instruction (as in law or medicine) 2. a compilation of primary and ...
cased glass
noun Date: 1851 glass consisting of two or more fused layers of different colors often decorated by cutting so that the inner layers show through — called also case glass
noun Etymology: probably from French caséine, from Latin caseus cheese Date: 1841 a phosphoprotein of milk: as a. one that is precipitated from milk by heating with an ...
noun Date: 1904 a compound of casein with a metal (as calcium or sodium)
noun Date: 1938 the number of cases handled (as by a court or clinic) usually in a particular period
noun Etymology: Middle French, from Old Italian casamatta Date: 1575 a fortified position or chamber or an armored enclosure on a warship from which guns are fired through ...
noun Etymology: Middle English, hollow molding Date: 15th century a window sash that opens on hinges at the side; also a window with such a sash
biographical name Sir Roger David 1864-1916 Irish rebel
adjective Etymology: Latin caseus cheese Date: 1661 marked by caseation; also cheesy 1
or caserne noun Etymology: French caserne Date: 1696 a military barracks in a garrison town
noun see casern
geographical name commune S Italy population 68,811
noun see cassette
noun Date: 1886 social work involving direct consideration of the problems, needs, and adjustments of the individual case (as a person or family) • caseworker noun
noun see casework
I. noun Etymology: modification of Middle French or Old Italian; Middle French casse money box, from Old Italian cassa, from Latin capsa chest — more at case Date: 1593 1. ...
cash bar
noun Date: 1968 a bar (as at a reception) at which drinks are sold — compare open bar
cash cow
noun Date: 1979 1. a consistently profitable business, property, or product whose profits are used to finance a company's investments in other areas 2. one regarded or ...
cash crop
noun Date: 1868 a readily salable crop (as cotton or tobacco) produced or gathered primarily for market
cash discount
noun Date: 1917 a discount granted in consideration of immediate payment or payment within a prescribed time
cash flow
noun Date: 1954 1. a measure of an organization's liquidity that usually consists of net income after taxes plus noncash charges against income 2. a flow of cash; especially ...
cash in
verb Date: 1888 transitive verb to obtain cash for intransitive verb 1. a. to retire from a gambling game b. to settle accounts and withdraw from an involvement ...
cash out
verb Date: 1971 transitive verb to convert (noncash assets) to cash intransitive verb to convert noncash assets to cash • cash-out noun
cash register
noun Date: 1879 a business machine that usually has a money drawer, indicates the amount of each sale, and records the amount of money received
I. adjective Date: 1917 sold or provided for cash and usually without delivery service II. noun Date: 1921 the policy of selling on a cash-and-carry basis
noun see cash out
adjective Date: 1973 lacking sufficient money
adjective see cash III
noun Date: 1606 a book in which record is kept of all cash receipts and disbursements
geographical name town S Ireland in central Tipperary at base of Rock of Cashel (hill with ruins of cathedral & castle) population 2473
noun Etymology: Portuguese cajú, acajú, from Tupi akajú Date: 1598 a tropical American tree (Anacardium occidentale of the family Anacardiaceae, the cashew family) grown ...
cashew nut
noun Date: 1796 the kidney-shaped kernel of the fruit of the cashew that is edible when roasted
I. transitive verb Etymology: Dutch casseren, from Middle French casser to discharge, annul — more at quash Date: 1592 1. to dismiss from service; especially to dismiss ...
cashier's check
noun Date: 1867 a check drawn by a bank on its own funds and signed by the cashier
adjective Date: 1731 not having or involving cash; specifically relying largely or entirely on monetary transactions that use electronic means rather than cash
noun Etymology: Cashmere (Kashmir) Date: 1684 1. fine wool from the undercoat of the cashmere goat; also a yarn of this wool 2. a soft twilled fabric made originally from ...
geographical name — see Kashmir
cashmere goat
noun Date: 1850 an Indian goat raised especially for its undercoat of fine soft wool that constitutes the cashmere wool of commerce
biographical name Jean-Paul-Pierre 1847-1907 French statesman; president of France (1894-95)
noun Date: 1791 1. something that encases ; material for encasing: as a. an enclosing frame especially around a door or window opening b. a metal pipe used to case a ...
noun (plural -nos) Etymology: Italian, from casa house, from Latin, cottage Date: 1744 1. a building or room used for social amusements; specifically one used for gambling ...
or Cassiquiare geographical name river S Venezuela connecting the upper course of Negro River with Orinoco River
noun Etymology: Spanish, diminutive of casa Date: 1868 a small house
noun Etymology: Middle English caske, perhaps from Middle French casque helmet, from Spanish casco potsherd, skull, helmet Date: 15th century 1. a barrel-shaped vessel of ...
noun Etymology: Middle English, perhaps modification of Middle French cassette Date: 15th century 1. a small chest or box (as for jewels) 2. a usually fancy coffin • ...
biographical name William 1692-1766 English typefounder
geographical name city central Wyoming on North Platte River population 49,644
Caspian Gates
geographical name pass on W shore of Caspian Sea near Derbent
Caspian Sea
geographical name sea (salt lake) between Europe & Asia; about 90 feet (27 meters) below sea level area 143,550 square miles (371,795 square kilometers)
noun Etymology: Middle French — more at cask Date: 1580 1. a piece of armor for the head ; helmet 2. an anatomical structure (as the horny outgrowth on the head of a ...
biographical name Lewis 1782-1866 American statesman
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Kassandra Date: 1542 1. a daughter of Priam endowed with the gift of prophecy but fated never to be believed 2. one that predicts ...
biographical name Mary Stevenson 1845-1926 American painter in France
noun Etymology: Spanish cazabe cassava bread, from Taino caçábi Date: 1555 any of several American plants (genus Manihot, especially M. esculenta) of the spurge family ...
geographical name city central Florida N of Orlando population 22,629
noun Etymology: French, saucepan, from Middle French, diminutive of casse ladle, dripping pan, from Old Occitan cassa, perhaps ultimately from Greek kyathos ladle Date: 1708 1. ...
also casette noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, diminutive of dialect French (Norman & Picard) casse case Date: 1793 1. casket 1 2. a usually flat case or cartridge ...
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, from Latin, from Greek kassia, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew qĕṣī‘āh cassia Date: before 12th century 1. a dried ...
noun Etymology: obsolete Cassimere (Kashmir) Date: 1774 a closely woven smooth twilled usually wool fabric (as for suits)
biographical name René-Samuel 1887-1976 French statesman
geographical name commune central Italy between Rome & Naples; site of Monte Cassino monastery population 32,803
noun see casino 2
biographical name Flavius Magnus Aurelius circa 490-circa 585 Roman statesman & author
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Kassiopeia Date: 1596 1. the wife of King Cepheus who gives birth to Andromeda and is later changed into a constellation 2. [Latin (genitive ...
geographical name see Casiquiare
noun Etymology: French, literally, black currants, perhaps from Latin cassia Date: 1899 a syrupy liquor of low alcoholic strength made from black currants and used chiefly as ...
noun Etymology: French cassitérite, from Greek kassiteros tin Date: 1858 a brown or black mineral that consists of tin dioxide and is the chief source of metallic tin — ...
Cassius Longinus
biographical name Gaius died 42 B.C. Roman general & conspirator
noun Etymology: Middle French casaque Date: 1631 a close-fitting ankle-length garment worn especially in Roman Catholic and Anglican churches by the clergy and by laypersons ...
noun Etymology: French, from Occitan, literally, earthenware dish, diminutive of cassolo dish, diminutive of casso ladle, from Old Occitan cassa Date: circa 1929 a casserole ...
noun (plural -waries) Etymology: Malay kĕsuari, from an Austronesian language of the Moluccas Date: 1611 any of a genus (Casuarius) of large ratite birds chiefly of New ...
I. verb (cast; casting) Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse kasta; akin to Old Norse kǫs heap Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. a. to cause to move or send ...
cast about
verb Date: 1575 intransitive verb to look around ; seek transitive verb to lay plans concerning ; contrive
cast around
intransitive verb Date: 1904 cast about
cast down
adjective Date: 14th century downcast
cast iron
noun Date: 1664 a commercial alloy of iron, carbon, and silicon that is cast in a mold and is hard, brittle, nonmalleable, and incapable of being hammer-welded but more easily ...
cast lots
phrasal to draw lots to determine a matter by chance
cast off
verb Date: 1575 transitive verb 1. loose 2. unfasten 3. to remove (a stitch) from a knitting needle in such a way as to prevent unraveling intransitive verb 1. ...
cast on
transitive verb Date: 1840 to place (stitches) on a knitting needle for beginning or enlarging knitted work
cast out
transitive verb Date: 14th century to drive out ; expel
adjective Date: 1692 1. made of cast iron 2. resembling cast iron: as a. capable of withstanding great strain b. not admitting change, adaptation, or exception ; ...
adjective Date: 1613 thrown away or aside • castoff noun
noun see cast I
adjective see cast I
noun Etymology: Spanish castañeta, from castaña chestnut, from Latin castanea — more at chestnut Date: circa 1647 a percussion instrument used especially by dancers that ...
adjective Date: 1542 1. thrown away ; rejected 2. a. cast adrift or ashore as a survivor of a shipwreck b. thrown out or left without friends or resources • ...
noun Etymology: Portuguese casta, literally, race, lineage, from feminine of casto pure, chaste, from Latin castus Date: 1613 1. one of the hereditary social classes in ...
noun see caste
Castel Gandolfo
geographical name commune central Italy on Lake Albano SE of Rome population 6784
Castelar y Ripoll
biographical name Emilio 1832-1899 Spanish statesman & writer
noun Etymology: Middle English castelleyn, from Anglo-French castelain, chastelein, from Latin castellanus occupant of a fortress, from castellanus of a fortress, from castellum ...
adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin castellatus, past participle of castellare to fortify, from Latin castellum Date: 1679 1. having battlements like a castle 2. having or ...
geographical name province E Spain area 2579 square miles (6680 square kilometers), population 446,744
Castellón de la Plana
geographical name city & port, capital of Castellón province, Spain, on the Mediterranean NE of Valencia population 133,180
or Castelrosso geographical name — see kastellorizon
I. geographical name see Castellorizo II. geographical name see Kastellórizon
biographical name Lodovico circa 1505-1571 Italian critic & philologist
noun Date: 14th century 1. one that casts; especially a machine that casts type 2. (or castor) a. a usually silver table vessel with a perforated top for sprinkling a ...
caster sugar
noun see castor sugar
transitive verb (-gated; -gating) Etymology: Latin castigatus, past participle of castigare — more at chasten Date: 1606 to subject to severe punishment, reproof, or ...
noun see castigate
noun see castigate
biographical name Baldassare 1478-1529 Italian writer
or Spanish Castilla geographical name region & ancient kingdom central & N Spain divided by the Sierra de Guadarrama into regions & old provinces of Old Castile (or Spanish ...
castile soap
noun Usage: often capitalized C Etymology: Middle English castell sope, from Castell Castile Date: 15th century a fine hard bland soap made from olive oil and sodium ...
biographical name Antônio Feliciano de 1800-1875 Portuguese poet
noun Date: 1566 1. a native or inhabitant of Castile; broadly Spaniard 2. a. the dialect of Castile b. the official and literary language of Spain based on this ...
geographical name see Castile
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
geographical name historic site NE Florida containing a Spanish fort
noun Date: 14th century 1. something (as the excrement of an earthworm) that is cast out or off 2. the act of one that casts: as a. the throwing of a fishing line by means ...
casting couch
noun Date: 1931 a couch in an entertainment executive's office on which aspiring actresses are reputed to perform sexual acts in exchange for desired roles; broadly the ...
casting director
noun Date: 1922 a person who supervises the casting of dramatic productions (as films and plays)
casting vote
noun Date: 1678 a deciding vote cast by a presiding officer to break a tie
I. noun Etymology: Middle English castel, from Old English, from Old French & Latin; Old French dialect (Norman-Picard) castel, from Latin castellum fortress, diminutive of ...
Castle Clinton National Monument
geographical name historic site Manhattan Island, SE New York containing a fort
castle in Spain
see castle in the air
castle in the air
Date: 1566 an impracticable project ; daydream — called also castle in Spain
geographical name town NW Ireland capital of Mayo population 6071
adjective Date: 1603 castellated
I. biographical name Viscount — see Robert Stewart II. geographical name district E Northern Ireland, established 1974 area 33 square miles (85 square kilometers), ...
noun see cast-off
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, from Greek kastōr, from Kastōr Castor Date: 14th century 1. beaver 1a 2. castoreum 3. a beaver hat
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Kastōr Date: 15th century 1. one of the Dioscuri 2. the more northern of the two bright stars in Gemini
castor bean
noun Date: 1819 the very poisonous seed of the castor-oil plant; also castor-oil plant
castor oil
noun Etymology: probably from its former use as a substitute for castoreum in medicine Date: 1746 a pale viscous fatty oil from castor beans used especially as a cathartic ...
castor sugar
or caster sugar noun Etymology: caster Date: 1855 chiefly British finely granulated white sugar
castor-oil plant
noun Date: 1836 a tropical Old World herb (Ricinus communis) widely grown as an ornamental or for its oil-rich castor beans
noun Etymology: Middle English castorium, from Latin castoreum, from castor Date: 14th century a bitter strong-smelling creamy orange-brown substance that consists of the ...
transitive verb (castrated; castrating) Etymology: Latin castratus, past participle of castrare; akin to Greek keazein to split, Sanskrit śasati he slaughters Date: 1554 1. ...
noun see castrate

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