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Cottage Grove
geographical name city E Minnesota population 30,582
cottage industry
noun Date: 1921 1. an industry whose labor force consists of family units or individuals working at home with their own equipment 2. a small and often informally organized ...
cottage pie
noun Date: 1791 a shepherd's pie made especially with beef
cottage pudding
noun Date: circa 1854 plain cake covered with a hot sweet sauce
cottage tulip
noun Date: 1928 any of various tall late-flowering tulips
cottager
noun Date: 1550 a person who lives in a cottage
cottagey
adjective see cottage
cottar
or cotter noun Etymology: Middle English cottar, from Medieval Latin cotarius, from Middle English cot Date: 14th century a peasant or farm laborer who occupies a cottage and ...
Cottbus
or Kottbus geographical name city E Germany on Spree River SE of Berlin population 123,321
cotter
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 14th century 1. a wedge-shaped or tapered piece used to fasten together parts of a structure 2. cotter pin • cottered adjective • ...
cotter pin
noun Date: 1881 a half-round metal strip bent into a pin whose ends can be flared after insertion through a slot or hole
cottered
adjective see cotter
cotterless
adjective see cotter
Cottian Alps
geographical name range of W Alps France & Italy — see Viso
Cotton
I. biographical name Charles 1630-1687 English author & translator II. biographical name John 1585-1652 American (English-born) Puritan clergyman
cotton
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English coton, from Anglo-French cotun, from Old Italian cotone, from Arabic quṭun, quṭn Date: 14th century 1. a. a ...
cotton bollworm
noun Date: 1870 corn earworm
cotton candy
noun Date: 1926 1. a candy made of spun sugar 2. something attractive but insubstantial
cotton gin
noun Date: 1796 a machine that separates the seeds, hulls, and foreign material from cotton
cotton grass
noun Date: 1597 any of a genus (Eriophorum) of sedges with tufted spikes
cotton stainer
noun Date: 1856 any of several bugs (genus Dysdercus) that damage and stain the lint of developing cotton; especially a red and brown bug (D. suturellus) that attacks cotton ...
cotton wool
noun Date: 14th century raw cotton; especially cotton batting
cotton-picking
adjective Date: circa 1952 1. damned — used as a generalized expression of disapproval 2. damned — used as an intensive
cottonmouth
noun Etymology: from the white interior of its mouth Date: 1832 water moccasin
cottonmouth moccasin
noun Date: 1879 water moccasin
cottonseed
noun Date: 1774 the seed of the cotton plant
cottonseed oil
noun Date: 1833 a pale yellow semidrying fatty oil that is obtained from the cottonseed and is used chiefly in salad and cooking oils and after hydrogenation in shortenings and ...
cottontail
noun Date: 1835 any of several rather small North American rabbits (genus Sylvilagus) sandy to grayish brown in color with a white-tufted underside of the tail
cottonweed
noun Date: 1562 any of various weedy plants (as cudweed) with whitish pubescence or cottony seeds
cottonwood
noun Date: 1802 any of several poplars having seeds with cottony hairs; especially one (Populus deltoides) of the eastern and central United States often cultivated for its ...
cottony
adjective Date: 1578 resembling cotton in appearance or character: as a. covered with hairs or pubescence b. soft
cottony-cushion scale
noun Date: 1886 a scale insect (Icerya purchasi) introduced into the United States from Australia that infests citrus and other plants
Coty
biographical name René (-Jules-Gustave) 1882-1962 French lawyer; 2d president of Fourth Republic (1954-59)
cotyledon
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek kotylēdōn cup-shaped hollow, from kotylē cup, anything hollow Date: 1540 1. a lobule of the mammalian placenta 2. the first leaf or ...
cotyledonary
adjective see cotyledon
cotylosaur
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek kotylē + sauros lizard Date: 1895 any of an order (Cotylosauria) of extinct primitive reptiles of the Carboniferous to Triassic with ...
couch
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French cucher, from Latin collocare to set in place — more at collocate Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to lay ...
couch grass
noun Etymology: alteration of quitch Date: 1578 1. quack grass 2. any of several grasses that resemble quack grass in spreading by creeping rhizomes
couch potato
noun Date: 1982 a lazy and inactive person; especially one who spends a great deal of time watching television
couchant
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French cuchant, from present participle of coucher Date: 15th century lying down especially with the head up
coudé
adjective Etymology: French coudé bent like an elbow, from coude elbow, from Latin cubitum Date: circa 1889 of, relating to, or being a telescope constructed so that the ...
cougar
noun (plural cougars; also cougar) Etymology: French couguar, modification of New Latin cuguacuarana, from Tupi sɨwasuarána, from sɨwásu deer + -ran resembling Date: 1774 ...
cough
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English *cohhian; akin to Middle High German kūchen to breathe heavily Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to expel air ...
cough drop
noun Date: 1799 a lozenge or troche used to relieve coughing
cough syrup
noun Date: 1836 any of various sweet usually medicated liquids used to relieve coughing
cough up
transitive verb Date: 1890 1. hand over, deliver 2. to lose possession of (a ball or puck) during a game
could
verbal auxiliary, past of can Etymology: Middle English couthe, coude, from Old English cūthe; akin to Old High German konda could Date: 13th century — used in auxiliary ...
couldest
archaic past second singular of can
couldn't
Date: 1646 could not
couldst
archaic past second singular of can
coulee
noun Etymology: Canadian French coulée, from French, flowing, flow of lava, from couler to flow, from Old French, from Latin colare to strain, from colum sieve Date: 1807 1. ...
coulis
noun Etymology: French, from Old French coleïs, from coleïs, coleïz flowing Date: 1978 a thick sauce made with pureed vegetable or fruit and often used as a garnish
coulisse
noun Etymology: French, from Old French coulice portcullis, from feminine of coleïz flowing, sliding, from couler Date: 1786 1. a. a side scene of a stage; also the space ...
couloir
noun Etymology: French, literally, passage, from couler Date: 1822 a steep mountainside gorge
Coulomb
biographical name Charles-Augustin de 1736-1806 French physicist
coulomb
I. noun Etymology: Charles A. de Coulomb Date: 1881 the practical meter-kilogram-second unit of electric charge equal to the quantity of electricity transferred by a current ...
Coulomb's law
noun Date: 1854 a statement in physics: the force of attraction or repulsion acting along a straight line between two electric charges is directly proportional to the product ...
coulombic
adjective see coulomb II
coulometer
noun Etymology: alteration of coulombmeter, from coulomb + -meter Date: circa 1889 an instrument of chemical analysis that determines the amount of a substance released in ...
coulometric
adjective see coulometer
coulometrically
adverb see coulometer
coulometry
noun see coulometer
coulter
noun Etymology: Middle English colter, from Old English culter & Old French coltre, both from Latin culter plowshare; akin to Greek skallein to hoe — more at shell Date: ...
coumarin
noun Etymology: French coumarine, from coumarou tonka bean tree, from Spanish or Portuguese; Spanish cumarú, from Portuguese, from Tupi *kumarú, *kumbarú Date: 1830 a ...
council
I. noun Etymology: Middle English counceil, from Anglo-French cunseil, cuncile, from Latin concilium, from com- + calare to call — more at low Date: 12th century 1. an ...
Council Bluffs
geographical name city SW Iowa on Missouri River population 58,268
council of ministers
Usage: often capitalized C&M Date: 1848 cabinet 3b
councillor
or councilor noun Date: 15th century a member of a council • councillorship noun
councillorship
noun see councillor
councilman
noun Date: circa 1637 a member of a council (as of a town or city) • councilmanic adjective
councilmanic
adjective see councilman
councilor
noun see councillor
councilwoman
noun Date: circa 1928 a woman who is a member of a council
counsel
I. noun Etymology: Middle English conseil, from Anglo-French cunseil, from Latin consilium, from consulere to consult Date: 13th century 1. a. advice given especially as a ...
counselee
noun Date: 1923 one who is being counseled
counseling
or counselling noun Date: 1927 professional guidance of the individual by utilizing psychological methods especially in collecting case history data, using various techniques ...
counselling
noun see counseling
counsellor
noun see counselor
counselor
or counsellor noun Date: 13th century 1. a person who gives advice or counseling 2. lawyer; specifically one that gives advice in law and manages cases for clients in ...
counselor-at-law
noun (plural counselors-at-law) Date: 1617 counselor 2
counselorship
noun see counselor
count
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French cunter, counter, from Latin computare, from com- + putare to consider Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to ...
count down
intransitive verb see countdown
count heads
or count noses phrasal to count the number present
count noses
phrasal see count heads
count noun
noun Date: 1952 a noun (as bean or sheet) that forms a plural and is used with a numeral, with words such as many or few, or with the indefinite article a or an — compare ...
count on
phrasal to look forward to as certain ; anticipate
count palatine
noun Date: 1539 1. a. a count of the Holy Roman Empire having imperial powers in his own domain b. a high judicial official in the Holy Roman Empire 2. the proprietor ...
countability
noun see countable
countable
adjective Date: 1581 capable of being counted; especially capable of being put into one-to-one correspondence with the positive integers • countability noun • ...
countably
adverb see countable
countdown
noun Date: circa 1952 an audible backward counting in fixed units (as seconds) from an arbitrary starting number to mark the time remaining before an event; also preparations ...
countenance
I. noun Etymology: Middle English contenance, from Anglo-French cuntenance, contenance, from Medieval Latin continentia, from Latin, restraint, from continent-, continens, ...
countenancer
noun see countenance II
counter
I. noun Etymology: Middle English countour, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin computatorium computing place, from Latin computare Date: 14th century 1. a piece (as of ...
counter check
noun Date: 1856 a check obtainable at a bank usually to be cashed only at the bank by the drawer
counter-
prefix Etymology: Middle English contre-, from Anglo-French, from cuntre 1. a. contrary ; opposite b. opposing ; retaliatory 2. complementary ; corresponding ...
Counter-Reformation
noun see counterreformation 1
counteract
transitive verb Date: 1655 to make ineffective or restrain or neutralize the usually ill effects of by means of an opposite force, action, or influence • counteraction ...
counteraction
noun see counteract
counteractive
adjective see counteract
counterbalance
I. noun Date: circa 1611 1. a weight that balances another 2. a force or influence that offsets or checks an opposing force II. transitive verb Date: circa 1611 1. to ...
counterchange
transitive verb Date: circa 1604 1. interchange, transpose 2. checker 1a
countercheck
I. noun Date: 1584 a check or restraint often operating against something that is itself a check II. transitive verb Date: 1579 1. check, counteract 2. to check a second ...
counterclaim
I. noun Date: 1784 an opposing claim; especially a claim brought by a defendant against a plaintiff in a legal action II. verb Date: 1857 intransitive verb to enter or ...
counterclockwise
adverb Date: 1888 in a direction opposite to that in which the hands of a clock rotate as viewed from in front • counterclockwise adjective
counterconditioning
noun Date: 1962 conditioning in order to replace an undesirable response (as fear) to a stimulus (as an engagement in public speaking) by a favorable one
countercultural
adjective see counterculture
counterculturalism
noun see counterculture
counterculture
noun Date: 1968 a culture with values and mores that run counter to those of established society • countercultural adjective • counterculturalism noun • ...
counterculturist
noun see counterculture
countercurrent
I. noun Date: 1684 a current flowing in a direction opposite that of another current II. adjective Date: 1799 1. flowing in an opposite direction 2. involving flow of ...
countercurrently
adverb see countercurrent II
countercyclical
adjective Date: 1944 calculated to check excessive developments in a business cycle ; compensatory • countercyclically adverb
countercyclically
adverb see countercyclical
counterespionage
noun Date: 1899 the activity concerned with detecting and thwarting enemy espionage
counterexample
noun Date: 1852 an example that refutes or disproves a proposition or theory
counterfactual
adjective Date: 1946 contrary to fact
counterfeit
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English countrefet, from Anglo-French cuntrefeit, from past participle of cuntrefere, contrefaire to imitate, from cuntre- + faire to make, from ...
counterfeiter
noun see counterfeit II
counterflow
noun Date: 1870 the flow of a fluid in opposite directions (as in an apparatus)
counterfoil
noun Date: 1706 a detachable stub (as on a check or ticket) usually serving as a record or receipt
counterguerilla
noun see counterguerrilla
counterguerrilla
also counterguerilla noun Date: 1901 a guerrilla who is trained to thwart enemy guerrilla operations
counterinsurgency
noun Date: 1962 organized military activity designed to combat insurgency • counterinsurgent noun
counterinsurgent
noun see counterinsurgency
counterintelligence
noun Date: 1940 organized activity of an intelligence service designed to block an enemy's sources of information, to deceive the enemy, to prevent sabotage, and to gather ...
counterintuitive
adjective Date: 1955 contrary to what one would intuitively expect • counterintuitively adverb
counterintuitively
adverb see counterintuitive
counterion
noun Date: 1940 an ion having a charge opposite to that of the substance with which it is associated
counterirritant
noun Date: 1844 1. an agent applied locally to produce superficial inflammation with the object of reducing inflammation in deeper adjacent structures 2. an irritation or ...
counterman
noun Date: 1849 one who tends a counter
countermand
I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English countermaunden, from Anglo-French cuntremander, from cuntre- counter- + mander to command, from Latin mandare — more at mandate ...
countermarch
noun Date: 1598 1. a marching back; specifically a movement in marching by which a unit of troops reverses direction while marching but keeps the same order 2. a march (as ...
countermeasure
noun Date: 1923 an action or device designed to negate or offset another; especially a military system or device intended to thwart a sensing mechanism (as radar)
countermelody
noun Date: 1926 a secondary melody that is sounded simultaneously with the principal one
countermine
noun Date: 1548 a tunnel for intercepting an enemy mine
counteroffensive
noun Date: 1909 a large-scale military offensive undertaken by a force previously on the defensive
counteroffer
noun Date: 1788 a return offer made by one who has rejected an offer
counterpane
noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English countrepointe, modification of Middle French coute pointe, literally, embroidered quilt Date: 15th century bedspread
counterpart
noun Date: 15th century 1. one of two corresponding copies of a legal instrument ; duplicate 2. a. a thing that fits another perfectly b. something that completes ; ...
counterparty
noun Date: 1980 a party to a financial transaction
counterplan
noun Date: 1788 1. a plan designed to counter another plan 2. an alternate or substitute plan
counterplea
noun Date: 1523 a replication to a legal plea
counterplot
I. noun Date: circa 1611 a plot designed to thwart an opponent's plot II. transitive verb Date: 1662 to intrigue against ; foil with a plot
counterpoint
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French contrepoint, from Medieval Latin contrapunctus, from Latin contra- counter- + Medieval Latin punctus musical note, melody, ...
counterpoise
I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English countrepesen, from Anglo-French contrepeser, from cuntre- + peser to weigh — more at poise Date: 14th century ...
counterpose
transitive verb Etymology: counter- + -pose (as in compose) Date: 1594 to place in opposition, contrast, or equilibrium
counterproductive
adjective Date: 1959 tending to hinder the attainment of a desired goal
counterprogramming
noun Date: circa 1966 the scheduling of programs by television networks so as to attract audiences away from simultaneously telecast programs of competitors
counterproposal
noun Date: 1885 a return proposal made by one who has rejected a proposal
counterpunch
noun Date: 1942 a counter in boxing; also a countering blow or attack • counterpunch intransitive verb • counterpuncher noun
counterpuncher
noun see counterpunch
counterreformation
noun Date: 1840 1. (usually Counter-Reformation) the reform movement in the Roman Catholic Church following the Reformation 2. a reformation designed to counter the effects ...
counterrevolution
noun Date: 1793 1. a revolution directed toward overthrowing a government or social system established by a previous revolution 2. a movement to counteract revolutionary ...
counterrevolutionary
adjective or noun see counterrevolution
countershading
noun Date: 1896 cryptic coloration of an animal with parts normally in shadow being light and parts normally illuminated being dark thereby reducing shadows and contours
countersign
noun Date: 1591 1. a signature attesting the authenticity of a document already signed by another 2. a sign given in reply to another; specifically a military secret signal ...
countersignature
noun see countersign
countersink
I. transitive verb (countersunk; -sinking) Date: 1816 1. to make a countersink on (a hole) 2. to set the head of (as a screw) at or below the surface II. noun Date: 1816 ...
counterspy
noun Date: 1939 a spy engaged in counterespionage
counterstain
transitive verb Date: 1895 to stain (as a microscopy specimen) so as to color parts (as the cytoplasm of cells) not colored by another stain (as a nuclear stain) • ...
countertenor
noun Etymology: Middle English countretenour part balancing the tenor, from Middle French contreteneur, from contre- + teneur tenor Date: 15th century a tenor with an ...
countertop
noun Etymology: 1counter + 1top Date: 1897 the flat working surface on top of waist-level kitchen cabinets
countertrade
noun Date: 1976 a form of international trade in which purchases made by an importing nation are linked to offsetting purchases made by the exporting nation
countertransference
noun Date: 1920 1. psychological transference especially by a psychotherapist during the course of treatment; especially the psychotherapist's reactions to the patient's ...
countervail
verb Etymology: Middle English countrevailen, from Anglo-French cuntrevaloir, from cuntre- counter- + valoir to be worth, from Latin valēre — more at wield Date: 14th ...
counterview
noun Date: 1590 1. archaic confrontation 2. an opposite point of view
counterweight
noun Date: 1693 an equivalent weight or force ; counterbalance • counterweight transitive verb
countess
noun Date: 12th century 1. the wife or widow of an earl or count 2. a woman who holds in her own right the rank of earl or count
countian
noun Date: 15th century a native or resident of a usually specified county
counting number
noun Date: circa 1965 natural number
counting room
noun Date: 1712 countinghouse
countinghouse
noun Date: 15th century a building, room, or office used for keeping books and transacting business
countless
adjective Date: 1588 too numerous to be counted ; myriad, many • countlessly adverb
countlessly
adverb see countless
countrified
also countryfied adjective Etymology: country + -fied (as in glorified) Date: 1653 1. rural, rustic 2. unsophisticated 3. played or sung in the manner of country music
country
I. noun (plural countries) Etymology: Middle English contree, from Anglo-French cuntree, contré, from Medieval Latin contrata, from Latin contra against, on the opposite side ...
country and western
noun Date: 1960 country music — usually hyphenated in attributive use
country club
noun Date: 1867 a suburban club for social life and recreation; especially one having a golf course
country gentleman
noun Date: 1632 1. a well-to-do country resident ; an owner of a country estate 2. one of the English landed gentry
country house
noun Date: 14th century a house and especially a mansion in the country
country mile
noun Date: 1950 a long distance
country music
noun Date: 1952 music derived from or imitating the folk style of the Southern United States or of the Western cowboy
country rock
noun Date: 1968 rock music containing elements of country music
country-club
adjective Date: 1894 1. typical, characteristic, or suggestive of a country club 2. having qualities (as affluence) associated with the members of a country club
country-dance
noun Date: 1579 any of various native English dances in which partners face each other especially in rows
countryfied
adjective see countrified
countryish
adjective see country I
countryman
noun Date: 14th century 1. an inhabitant or native of a specified country 2. compatriot 3. one living in the country or marked by country ways ; rustic
countryseat
noun Date: 1583 a house or estate in the country
countryside
noun Date: 1727 1. a rural area 2. the inhabitants of a countryside
countrywide
adjective Date: 1915 extending throughout a country
countrywoman
noun Date: 15th century 1. a woman who is a compatriot 2. a woman who is a resident of the country
county
I. noun (plural counties) Etymology: Middle English counte, from Anglo-French cunté, counté, from Medieval Latin comitatus, from Late Latin, office of a count, from comit-, ...
county agent
noun Date: 1705 a consultant employed jointly by federal and state governments to provide information about agriculture and home economics
county court
noun Date: 1639 a court in some states that has a designated jurisdiction usually both civil and criminal within the limits of a county
county fair
noun Date: 1856 a fair usually held annually at a set location in a county especially to exhibit local agricultural products and livestock
county palatine
noun Date: 15th century the territory of a count palatine
county seat
noun Date: 1803 a town that is the seat of county administration
county town
noun Date: 1670 chiefly British county seat
coup
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, to strike, from Anglo-French couper — more at cope Date: circa 1572 chiefly Scottish overturn, upset II. noun (plural coups) Etymology: ...
coup d'essai
foreign term Etymology: French experiment ; trial
coup d'état
or coup d'etat noun (plural coups d'état or coups d'etat) Etymology: French, literally, stroke of state Date: 1646 a sudden decisive exercise of force in politics; especially ...
coup d'etat
noun see coup d'état
coup d'oeil
noun (plural coups d'oeil) Etymology: French, literally, stroke of the eye Date: 1739 a brief survey ; glance
coup de grâce
or coup de grace noun (plural coups de grâce or coups de grace) Etymology: French coup de grâce, literally, stroke of mercy Date: 1699 1. a deathblow or death shot ...
coup de grace
noun see coup de grâce
coup de main
noun (plural coups de main) Etymology: French, literally, hand stroke Date: 1758 a sudden attack in force
coup de maître
foreign term Etymology: French masterstroke
coup de théâtre
or coup de theatre noun (plural coups de théâtre or coups de theatre) Etymology: French coup de théâtre, literally, stroke of theater Date: 1747 1. a sudden sensational ...
coup de theatre
noun see coup de théâtre
coupé
or coupe noun Etymology: French coupé, from past participle of couper to cut, strike Date: 1825 1. a four-wheeled closed horse-drawn carriage for two persons inside with an ...
coupe
noun see coupé
Couperin
biographical name François 1668-1733 French composer
Couperus
biographical name Louis Marie Anne 1863-1923 Dutch novelist
couple
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, pair, bond, from Anglo-French cuple, from Latin copula bond, from co- + apere to fasten — more at apt Date: 13th century 1. a. two ...
coupledom
noun see couple I
couplement
noun Etymology: Middle French, from Old French cupler to join, from Latin copulare, from copula Date: 1548 archaic the act or result of coupling
coupler
noun Date: 1552 1. one that couples 2. a contrivance on a keyboard instrument by which keyboards or keys are connected to play together
couplet
noun Etymology: Middle French, diminutive of Old French cuple, couple Date: 1580 1. two successive lines of verse forming a unit marked usually by rhythmic correspondence, ...
coupling
noun Date: 14th century 1. the act of bringing or coming together ; pairing; specifically sexual union 2. a device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent parts or ...
coupon
noun Etymology: French, from Old French, piece, from couper to cut — more at cope Date: 1822 1. a statement of due interest to be cut from a bearer bond when payable and ...
couponing
noun Date: 1954 the distribution or redemption of coupons
courage
noun Etymology: Middle English corage, from Anglo-French curage, from quer, coer heart, from Latin cor — more at heart Date: 14th century mental or moral strength to ...
courageous
adjective Date: 14th century having or characterized by courage ; brave • courageously adverb • courageousness noun
courageously
adverb see courageous
courageousness
noun see courageous
courante
noun Etymology: Middle French, from courir to run, from Latin currere Date: 1586 1. a dance of Italian origin marked by quick running steps 2. music in quick triple time or ...
Courantyne
or Dutch Corantijn geographical name river about 475 miles (764 kilometers) N South America flowing N into the Atlantic & forming boundary between Guyana & Suriname
Courbet
biographical name Gustave 1819-1877 French painter
Courbevoie
geographical name commune N France on the Seine NW of Paris population 65,649
coureur de bois
noun (plural coureurs de bois) Etymology: Canadian French, literally, woods runner Date: 1700 a French or métis trapper of North America and especially of Canada
courgette
noun Etymology: French, diminutive of courge gourd, from Middle French, from Latin cucurbita Date: 1931 chiefly British zucchini
courier
noun Etymology: Middle French courrier, from Old Italian corriere, from correre to run, from Latin currere Date: 1579 1. messenger: as a. a member of a diplomatic service ...
Courland
geographical name region W Latvia bordering on the Baltic & Gulf of Riga
Courland Lagoon
or German Kurisches Haff or Russian Kurskiy Zaliv geographical name inlet of the Baltic on border between Lithuania & Russia area 625 square miles (1625 square kilometers)
Courmayeur
geographical name resort village NW Italy in Valle d'Aosta SE of Mont Blanc
course
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French curs, course, from Latin cursus, from currere to run — more at car Date: 14th century 1. the act or action of moving in ...
course of study
Date: 1647 1. curriculum 2. course 4a
courser
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French cursier, corser, from curs course, run Date: 14th century a swift or spirited horse ; charger II. noun Date: 1600 1. ...
courseware
noun Date: 1972 educational software
coursing
noun Date: 1538 1. the pursuit of running game with dogs that follow by sight instead of by scent 2. the act of one that courses
court
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French curt, court, from Latin cohort-, cohors enclosure, group, retinue, cohort, from co- + -hort-, ...
court bouillon
noun Etymology: French court-bouillon, literally, short bouillon Date: 1723 a liquid made usually with water, white wine, vegetables, and seasonings and used to poach fish
court of appeal
see court of appeals
court of appeals
Usage: often capitalized C&A Date: 1768 a court hearing appeals from the decisions of lower courts — called also court of appeal
court of claims
Date: 1691 a court that has jurisdiction over claims (as against a government)
court of common pleas
Date: 1606 1. a former English superior court having civil jurisdiction 2. an intermediate court in some American states that usually has civil and criminal jurisdiction
court of domestic relations
Date: 1926 a court that has jurisdiction and often special advisory powers over family disputes involving the rights and duties of husband, wife, parent, or child especially in ...
court of honor
Date: 1593 a tribunal (as a military court) for investigating questions of personal honor
court of inquiry
Date: 1757 a military court that inquires into and reports on some military matter (as an officer's questionable conduct)
court of law
Date: 14th century a court that hears cases and decides them on the basis of statutes or the common law
court of record
Date: 15th century a court whose acts and proceedings are kept on permanent record
court of sessions
Date: 1843 any of various state criminal courts of record
Court of St. James's
Etymology: from Saint James's Palace, London, former seat of the British court Date: 1797 the British royal court
court order
noun Date: 1650 an order issuing from a competent court that requires a party to do or abstain from doing a specified act
court plaster
noun Etymology: from its use for beauty spots by ladies at royal courts Date: 1772 an adhesive plaster especially of silk coated with isinglass and glycerin
court reporter
noun Date: 1894 a stenographer who records and transcribes a verbatim report of all proceedings in a court of law
court tennis
noun Date: circa 1890 a game played with a ball and racket in an enclosed court divided by a net
court-martial
I. noun (plural courts-martial; also court-martials) Date: 1651 1. a court consisting of commissioned officers and in some instances enlisted personnel for the trial of ...
courteous
adjective Etymology: Middle English corteis, from Anglo-French curteis, from curt Date: 13th century 1. marked by polished manners, gallantry, or ceremonial usage of a court ...
courteously
adverb see courteous
courteousness
noun see courteous
courtesan
noun Etymology: Middle French courtisane, from northern Italian dialect form of Italian cortigiana woman courtier, feminine of cortigiano courtier, from corte court, from Latin ...

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