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capot1 /keuh pot", -poh"/, n. Cards. the taking by one player of all the tricks of a deal, as in piquet. [1640-50; < F (n. and adj.), designating or describing the player who has ...
/kah'poh tahs"toh, -peuh-/, n., pl. capotastos, capitasti /kah'pee tahs"tee, -peuh-/. capo1 [ < It, equiv. to capo head (see CAPO2) + tasto finger board, fret, lit., touch, feel, ...
/keuh poht"/; Fr. /kann pawt"/, n., pl. capotes /-pohts"/; Fr. /-pawt"/. 1. a long cloak with a hood. 2. a close-fitting, caplike bonnet worn by women and children in the ...
/keuh poh"tee/, n. Truman, 1924-84, U.S. novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. * * *
Capote, Truman
orig. Truman Streckfus Persons born Sept. 30, 1924, New Orleans, La., U.S. died Aug. 25, 1984, Los Angeles, Calif. U.S. novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. Capote ...
Ca·po·te (kə-pōʹtē), Truman. 1924-1984. American writer whose works include novels, stories, plays, and reportage. He introduced the genre of the nonfiction novel with In ...
/kap/, n. Al (Alfred Gerald Caplin), 1909-79, U.S. comic-strip artist: creator of "Li'l Abner." * * *
Capp, Al
orig. Alfred Gerald Caplin born Sept. 28, 1909, New Haven, Conn., U.S. died Nov. 5, 1979, New Haven, Conn. U.S. cartoonist. He studied landscape architecture before turning to ...
Capp (kăp), Al. Originally Alfred Gerald Caplin. 1909-1979. American cartoonist noted for his comic strip L'il Abner (1934-1977). * * *
cappa magna
/kah"peuh mah"nyeuh, kap"euh mag"neuh/, Eccles. a ceremonial cloak having a long train and a silk or fur-lined hood, worn by cardinals, bishops, and certain other dignitaries. [ ...
—Cappadocian, adj., n. /kap'euh doh"sheuh/, n. an ancient country in E Asia Minor: it became a Roman province in A.D. 17. * * * Ancient district, eastern Anatolia. It is a ...
See Cappadocia. * * *
/kap'euh ri day"sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Capparidaceae (or Capparaceae), the caper family of plants. Cf. caper family. [1865-70; < NL Capparidace(ae) name of the family ...
capped elbow
Vet. Pathol. See shoe boil. * * *
capped hock
Vet. Pathol. any swelling, inflammatory or otherwise, on the point of the hock of horses. [1825-35] * * *
capped pawn
Chess. a pawn that has been singled out or marked by a strong player as the one with which he or she intends to effect checkmate in giving a weaker opponent odds. * * *
Cappel, Louis
▪ French theologian Latin  Ludovicus Capellus   born October 15, 1585, Saint-Élier, France died 1658       French Huguenot theologian and Hebrew ...
/kap'euh let"ee/; It. /kahp'pel let"tee/, n. (used with a sing. v.) small pieces of pasta filled with meat or cheese. [1940-45; < It, pl. of CAPPELLETTO little hat, dim. of ...
/kap"euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that caps. 2. Also called topper. something that completes or adds to what has preceded it: The capper was that we didn't know each other ...
/kap"ing/, n. Mining. overburden (def. 3). [CAP1 + -ING1] * * *
capping fee
Fox Hunting. a fee paid for a day of hunting with an association of hunters of which one is not a member. Also called cap. * * *
cap pistol n. A cap gun. * * *
Capponi, Gino, Marchese
▪ Italian historian and statesman born Sept. 13, 1792, Florence [Italy] died Feb. 3, 1876, Florence       historian, statesman, and leader of liberalism in Tuscany who ...
Cappuccilli, Piero
▪ 2006       Italian operatic baritone (b. Nov. 9, 1926, Trieste, Italy—d. July 12, 2005, Trieste), enjoyed a 35-year career during which he was widely regarded as the ...
/kap'oo chee"noh, kah'poo-/; It. /kahp'pooht chee"naw/, n. a hot beverage consisting of espresso coffee and steamed milk, often served with powdered cinnamon and topped with ...
/kap"reuh/, n. Frank, born 1897, U.S. film director and producer, born in Italy. * * *
Capra, Frank
born May 18, 1897, near Palermo, Sicily, Italy died Sept. 3, 1991, La Quinta, Calif., U.S. U.S. film director. At age six he immigrated with his family to the U.S. After ...
Cap·ra (kăpʹrə), Frank. 1897-1991. American filmmaker who won an Academy Award for his direction of It Happened One Night (1934), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), and You ...
Cap·ra·esque (kăp'rə-ĕskʹ) adj. Of or evocative of the movies of Frank Capra, often promoting the positive social effects of individual acts of courage. * * *
Capraia Island
▪ island, Italy Italian  Isola Capraia,  Latin  Capraria        (from capra, “wild goat”), island of the Arcipelago Toscano, in the Tyrrhenian Sea, between the ...
Caprara, Giovanni Battista
▪ Italian diplomat born May 29, 1733, Bologna, Papal States died June 21, 1810, Paris       Roman Catholic churchman and diplomat who negotiated between the Vatican and ...
/kap"ree euh layt', keuh pree"-/, adj. Biol. having or resembling tendrils. [1730-40; < L capreol(us) roe deer, vine-tendril (appar. from the tendrillike shape of the deer's ...
Capréolus, Jean
▪ Dominican scholar born c. 1380, , Rodez, Rouergue died April 6, 1444, Rodez       Dominican scholar whose Four Books of Defenses of the Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas ...
cap·re·o·my·cin (kăp'rē-ō-mīʹsĭn) n. An antibiotic derived from a bacterium (Streptomyces capreolus) that is effective against the microorganism responsible for ...
Caprera Island
▪ island, Italy Italian  Isola Caprera         island in the Tyrrhenian Sea (of the Mediterranean) off northeastern Sardinia, Italy. Administratively part of La ...
/kah"pree, kap"ree, keuh pree"/, n. an island in W Italy, in the Bay of Naples: grottoes; resort. 51/2 sq. mi. (14 sq. km). * * * Island, southern Italy. Located at the ...
Capri pants
women's casual trousers with a tapered leg that end above the ankle and a vertical slit at the outside bottom edge. [1955-60; after CAPRI] * * *
Capri, Island of
▪ island, Italy Italian  Isola di Capri,  Latin  Capreae         island near the southern entrance to the Bay of Naples, Campania regione (region), southern Italy; ...
a combining form meaning "goat," occurring in loanwords from Latin (Capricorn); used in the formation of compound words (caprifoliaceous). [ < L, comb. form of caper goat; see ...
(1976– ) a US tennis player. She had a lot of success while still very young but was then arrested for stealing and possessing drugs. She stopped playing tennis seriously in ...
Capriati, Jennifer
▪ 2002       In 2001 American tennis player Jennifer Capriati served up one of the greatest comeback stories in sports as she won her first Grand Slam singles titles, ...
capric acid
/kap"rik/ a white crystalline organic acid with an unpleasant odor, C10H20O2, found as a glyceride in goat fat: the esters are used in perfumes and flavors. Also called decanoic ...
cap·ric acid (kăpʹrĭk) n. A fatty acid, CH3(CH2)8COOH, obtained from animal fats and oils and used in the manufacture of perfumes and fruit flavors. Also called decanoic ...
/keuh pree"chee oh'/; It. /kah prddeet"chaw/, n., pl. capriccios, capricci /-chee/. 1. Music. a composition in a free, irregular style. 2. a caper; prank. 3. a whim; ...
/keuh pree'chee oh"soh/; It. /kah'prddeet chaw"saw/, adj. Music. capricious; fantastic in style. [ < It, equiv. to capricci(o) CAPRICE + -oso -OUS] * * *
/keuh prees"/, n. 1. a sudden, unpredictable change, as of one's mind or the weather. 2. a tendency to change one's mind without apparent or adequate motive; whimsicality; ...
—capriciously, adv. —capriciousness, n. /keuh prish"euhs, -pree"sheuhs/, adj. 1. subject to, led by, or indicative of caprice or whim; erratic: He's such a capricious boss I ...
See capricious. * * *
See capriciously. * * *
/kap"ri kawrn'/, n. 1. Astron. the Goat, a zodiacal constellation between Sagittarius and Aquarius. 2. Astrol. a. the tenth sign of the zodiac: the cardinal earth sign. See ...
Capricorn-Bunker Group
▪ island group, Australia       cluster of 13 islands at the southern extremity of the Great Barrier Reef off the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia, on the Tropic ...
Cap·ri·corn·i·an (kăp'rĭ-kôrʹnē-ən) n. One who is born under the sign of Capricorn. * * *
/kap'ri kawr"neuhs/, n., gen. Capricorni /-nuy/. Capricorn (defs. 1, 2). [ < L] * * * ▪ astronomy (Latin: Goat-horned),also called  The Goat,         in astronomy, ...
caprification [kap΄rə fi kā′shən] n. 〚L caprificatio, fertilization of figs by the pollination of the gall wasp < caprificare, to fertilize figs (by this process) < ...
/kap"reuh fig'/, n. 1. the wild fig, Ficus carica, bearing an inedible fruit used in pollination of the edible fig. 2. the fruit itself. [1350-1400; ME < L caprificus the wild ...
▪ plant family       the honeysuckle family of the teasel order (Dipsacales), well known for its many ornamental shrubs and vines, primarily composed of north temperate ...
/kap'reuh foh'lee ay"sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Caprifoliaceae, the honeysuckle family of plants. Cf. honeysuckle family. [1850-55; < NL Caprifoliace(ae) honeysuckle family ...
▪ order of birds Introduction also called  nightjars    any of about 120 species of soft-plumaged birds (bird), the major groups of which are called nightjars (nightjar), ...
/kap"ruyn, -rin/, adj. of or pertaining to goats. [1375-1425; late ME < L caprinus; see CAPER1, -INE1] * * *
/kap"ree ohl'/, n., v., caprioled, caprioling. n. 1. a caper or leap. 2. Manège. a movement in which the horse jumps up with its forelegs well drawn in, kicks out with its hind ...
/kap"ree oht', -euht/, n. a native or inhabitant of Capri. [ < F capriote, on the model of cypriote CYPRIOT, candiote, etc., with Gk -(i)otes personal n. suffix] * * *
ca·pri pants (kə-prēʹ) pl.n. Tight-fitting, calf-length women's pants, often having a slit on the outside of the leg bottoms.   [After Capri.] * * *
/keuh preez"/, n. (used with a pl. v.) See Capri pants. * * *
Caprivi Strip
/keuh pree"vee/ a strip of land in NE Namibia that extends E between Botswana on the S and Angola and Zambia on the N to the Zambezi River. 280 mi. (450 km) long, 20-65 mi. ...
Caprivi, (Georg) Leo, count von
born Feb. 24, 1831, Berlin-Charlottenburg, Prussia died Feb. 6, 1899, near Crossen-an-der-Oder, Ger. German soldier and politician. A distinguished soldier, he served as chief ...
Caprivi, Leo, Graf von
▪ German chancellor born February 24, 1831, Berlin-Charlottenburg died February 6, 1899, near Crossen-an-der-Oder, Germany [now Krosno, Poland]  distinguished soldier who was ...
Ca·pri·vi Strip (kə-prēʹvē) A panhandle area of northeast Namibia. It passed from Great Britain to Germany in 1890 in order to give German South-West Africa access to the ...
/kap"roh ayt'/, n. a salt or ester of caproic acid. [CAPRO(IC ACID) + -ATE2] * * *
Caprock Escarpment
▪ geological feature, Texas, United States       geological feature, Texas, U.S., that forms a natural transition between the High Plains (west) and the western edge ...
caproic acid
/keuh proh"ik/ an oily, colorless or yellow liquid, C6H12O2, with an odor like limburger cheese, usually obtained from fatty animal tissue or coconut oil, or synthesized: used ...
ca·pro·ic acid (kə-prōʹĭk, kă-) n. A liquid fatty acid, CH3(CH2)4COOH, found in animal fats and oils or synthesized and used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and ...
/kap'roh lak"tam/, n. a white, water-soluble compound, C6H11NO, used to produce a type of nylon. [1940-45; CAPRO(IC) + LACTAM] * * *
Caproli, Carlo
▪ Italian composer and musician also called  Carlo Del Violino , Caproli also spelled  Caprioli  born c. 1615/20, Rome died c. 1692/95, Rome?       Italian ...
Caproni, Giorgio
▪ Italian poet born Jan. 7, 1912, Livorno, Italy died Jan. 22, 1990, Rome       Italian poet whose extensive body of work was largely collected in Tutti le poesie ...
/keuh pril"ik, ka-/, adj. of or pertaining to an animal odor: the caprylic odor of a barn. [1835-45; CAPR(IC ACID) + -YL + -IC] * * *
caprylic acid
an oily organic acid, C8H16O2, with an unpleasant odor found as a glyceride in goat and other animal fats, and used in perfumes and dyes. Also called octanoic acid. [1835-45] * * ...
ca·pryl·ic acid (kə-prĭlʹĭk, kă-) n. A liquid fatty acid, C8H1602, found in butter and other fats and oils and having a rancid taste. It is used in the manufacture of ...
caps abbrev. capitals * * *
1. capital letters. 2. (in prescriptions) a capsule. [(def. 2) < L capsula] * * *
/kap say"euh sin/, n. a colorless, crystalline, bitter compound, C18H27NO3, present in capsicum. [1885-90; earlier capsicine, equiv. to CAPSIC(UM) + -INE2; refashioned with ...
cap screw n. A long-threaded bolt, usually with a square head, used in fastening machine parts. * * *
/kap"see euhn/, adj. Archaeol. of or designating an Epipaleolithic culture of northwestern Africa, characterized by the use of geometric microlithic tools. [1910-15; < F capsien, ...
Capsian industry
      a Mesolithic (8000 BC–2700 BC) cultural complex prominent in the inland areas of North Africa. Its most characteristic sites are in the area of the great salt ...
/kap"si keuhm/, n. 1. any plant of the genus Capsicum, of the nightshade family, as C. annuum, the common pepper of the garden, occurring in many varieties. 2. the fruit of such ...
capsid1 /kap"sid/, n. the coiled or polyhedral structure, composed of proteins, that encloses the nucleic acid of a virus. Also called protein coat. [1960-65; < F capside, equiv. ...
—capsizable, adj. /kap"suyz, kap suyz"/, v.i., v.t. capsized, capsizing. to turn bottom up; overturn: The boat capsized. They capsized the boat. [1780-90; orig. uncert.] Syn. ...
capsizing moment
Naval Archit. See upsetting moment. * * *
/kap"seuh mear'/, n. any of the protein subunits of a capsid. [1960-65; < F capsomère; see CAPSID1, -O-, -MERE] * * *
/kap"steuhn, -stan/, n. 1. any of various windlasses, rotated in a horizontal plane by hand or machinery, for winding in ropes, cables, etc. 2. a rotating spindle or shaft, ...
capstan bar
a long lever for turning a capstan by hand. [1620-30] * * *
capstan table.
See drum table. [1925-30] * * *
/kap"stohn'/, n. 1. a finishing stone of a structure. 2. the crowning achievement, point, element, or event. [1350-1400; ME. See CAP1, STONE] * * *
/kap"seuh leuhr, -syoo-/, adj. of, in, or like a capsule. [1670-80; < NL capsularis. See CAPSULE, -AR1] * * *
—capsulation, n. /kap"seuh layt', -lit, -syoo-/, adj. enclosed in or formed into a capsule. Also, capsulated. [1660-70; < NL capsulatus. See CAPSULE, -ATE1] * * *
See capsulate. * * *
/kap"seuhl, -soohl, -syoohl/, n., v., capsuled, capsuling, adj. n. 1. Pharm. a gelatinous case enclosing a dose of medicine. 2. Biol. a. a membranous sac or integument. b. either ...
—capsulization, n. /kap"seuh luyz', -syoo-/, v.t., capsulized, capsulizing. to summarize or make very concise; capsule. Also, esp. Brit., capsulise. [1945-50; CAPSULE + -IZE] * ...
cap·su·lot·o·my (kăp'sə-lŏtʹə-mē) n. Incision into a capsule, especially that of the crystalline lens of the eye, as to remove cataracts by surgery. * * *
Capt abbrev. Captain * * *
Mil. captain. Also, CPT * * *
/kap"teuhn, -tin/, n. 1. a person who is at the head of or in authority over others; chief; leader. 2. an officer ranking in most armies above a first lieutenant and below a ...
Captain Ahab
➡ Ahab * * *
Captain America
▪ American comic-book character       American comic-book hero whose iconic red, white, and blue costume belies the complex ideology he came to ...
Captain Beefheart
(1941– ) a US rock musician with a harsh voice who also played the saxophone and who had a great influence on punk(1) rock music. He was born Don Van Vliet and began his ...
Captain Cook
➡ Cook (II) * * *
captain general
▪ Spanish history Spanish  Capitán General,         in colonial Spanish America, the governor of a captaincy general, a division of a viceroyalty. Captaincies ...
Captain Hook
a character in J M Barrie’s play Peter Pan. He is the leader of the pirates and has a metal hook instead of one of his hands. * * *
Captain Jack
(Kintpuash) 1837?-73, Modoc leader. * * *
Captain Kangaroo
a US children’s television programme. It began in 1953 and continued for nearly 30 years, longer than any other programme of its kind. It won an Emmy award in 1978. * * *
Captain Kidd
➡ Kidd. * * *
Captain Kirk
➡ Kirk * * *
Captain Marvel
a US comic book character. He began in 1940 in Whiz Comics and has also appeared in Marvel Comics and DC Comics. He was an ordinary man who changed into a ‘super hero’ by ...
Captain Oates
➡ Oates (I) * * *
captain of industry
the head of a large business firm, esp. of an industrial complex. [1835-45] * * *
Captain Scott
➡ Scott (I) * * *
Captain William Bligh
➡ Bligh * * *
captain's bed
a bed consisting of a shallow box with drawers in the side and a mattress on top. * * *
captain's chair
a chair having a rounded back formed by a heavy rail resting upon vertical spindles and coming forward to form the arms. [1945-50] * * *
captain's mast
a session at which the captain of a naval ship hears and acts on the cases of enlisted personnel charged with committing offenses. [1940-45] * * *
captain's walk
captain's walk n. WIDOW'S WALK * * *
cap·tain's chair (kăpʹtənz) n. A wooden chair having a low back with spindles that curve forward to provide armrests. * * *
captain's mast n. A disciplinary hearing during which the commanding officer of a naval unit studies and disposes of cases against the enlisted personnel in the unit. * * *
/kap"teuhn see/, n., pl. captaincies for 2. 1. the office or rank of a captain. 2. a district or area administered by a captain. 3. the ability of a captain; ...
Captains Courageous
a novel (1897) by Rudyard Kipling. * * *
/kap"teuhn ship'/, n. 1. captaincy. 2. the ability or skill of a military captain; leadership or generalship. [1400-50; late ME. See CAPTAIN, -SHIP] * * *
/kap"tan, -teuhn/, n. a powder, C9H8Cl3NO2S, of white to cream color, used as a fungicide on vegetables, fruits, and flowers. [1950-55; shortening of MERCAPTAN] * * *
—captionless, adj. /kap"sheuhn/, n. 1. a title or explanation for a picture or illustration, esp. in a magazine. 2. a heading or title, as of a chapter, article, or page. 3. ...
—captiously, adv. —captiousness, n. /kap"sheuhs/, adj. 1. apt to notice and make much of trivial faults or defects; faultfinding; difficult to please. 2. proceeding from a ...
See captious. * * *
See captiously. * * *
—captivatingly, adv. —captivation, n. —captivative, adj. —captivator, n. /kap"teuh vayt'/, v.t., captivated, captivating. 1. to attract and hold the attention or interest ...
See captivate. * * *
See captivation. * * *
/kap"tiv/, n. 1. a prisoner. 2. a person who is enslaved or dominated; slave: He is the captive of his own fears. adj. 3. made or held prisoner, esp. in war: captive troops. 4. ...
/kap tiv"i tee/, n., pl. captivities. 1. the state or period of being held, imprisoned, enslaved, or confined. 2. (cap.) See Babylonian captivity. [1275-1325; ME captivite ( < ...
/kap"teuh pril/, n. Pharm. a white to whitish crystalline powder, C9H15NO3S, used as an antihypertensive. [prob. by contr. and resp. of mercaptopropanoyl a chemical component] * ...
/kap"teuhr/, n. a person who has captured a person or thing. [1640-50; < LL, equiv. to cap(ere) to take + -tor -TOR] * * *
▪ fossil reptile       genus of extinct reptiles found as fossils in Permian rocks of North America (the Permian Period lasted from 299 million to 251 million years ...
—capturable, adj. —capturer, n. /kap"cheuhr/, v., captured, capturing, n. v.t. 1. to take by force or stratagem; take prisoner; seize: The police captured the burglar. 2. to ...
/kap"yooh euh/; It. /kah"pwah/, n. a town in NW Campania, in S Italy, N of Naples. 17,581. * * * ▪ Italy Latin  Casilinum,         town and episcopal see, Campania ...
Capuana, Luigi
▪ Italian writer born May 28, 1839, Mineo, Sicily [Italy] died Nov. 29, 1915, Catania       Italian critic and writer who was one of the earliest Italian advocates of ...
—capuched, adj. /keuh poohsh", -poohch"/, n. a hood or cowl, esp. the long, pointed cowl of the Capuchins. [1590-1600; < MF < It cappuccio, equiv. to capp(a) cloak (see CAP1) + ...
/kap"yoo chin, -shin/, n. 1. a Central and South American monkey, Cebus capucinus, having a prehensile tail and hair on the head resembling a cowl. 2. any monkey of the genus ...
capuchin (monkey)
Any of four species of tropical monkeys (genus Cebus) found from Nicaragua to Paraguay. Considered among the most intelligent New World monkeys, capuchins are named for their ...
capuchin monkey
▪ monkey genus also called  sapajou        common Central and South American primate found in tropical forests (tropical rainforest) from Nicaragua to Paraguay. ...
/kap"yeuh let', -lit/, n. (in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet) the family name of Juliet. Cf. Montague (def. 1). * * *
Capulin Volcano National Monument
▪ monument, New Mexico, United States       extinct volcano in northeastern New Mexico, U.S., about 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Raton. It was established in 1916 as ...
/kay"peuht, kap"euht/, n., pl. capita /kap"i teuh/. Anat. any head or headlike expansion on a structure, as on a bone. [1640-50; < L: head] * * *
/kap'euh bahr"euh/, n. a South American tailless rodent, Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris, living along the banks of rivers and lakes, having partly webbed feet: the largest living ...
▪ department, Colombia       departamento, southern Colombia, bounded south by the Caquetá River and northeast by the Apaporis River. Given commissary status in 1910 ...
/kak'i toohz"/; Fr. /kannkeu tuez"/, n., pl. caqueteuses /-tooh"ziz/; Fr. /-tuez"/. Furniture. cacqueteuse. * * *
▪ people also spelled  Caiquetio, or Caiquetia,         Indians of northwestern Venezuela living along the shores of Lake Maracaibo at the time of the Spanish ...
/kak'i twahr"/; Fr. /kannkeu twahrdd"/, n., pl. caquetoires /-twahrz"/; Fr. /-twahrdd"/. Furniture. cacqueteuse. [ < F; see CACQUETEUSE, -ORY2] * * *
car1 —carless, adj. /kahr/, n. 1. an automobile. 2. a vehicle running on rails, as a streetcar or railroad car. 3. the part of an elevator, balloon, modern airship, etc., that ...
computer-assisted retrieval. [1980-85] * * * (as used in expressions) trolley car sports car racing stock car racing * * *
car bed
a small, legless, basketlike portable bed for an infant, esp. for use in a car. [1950-55] * * *
car bomb
1. a bomb placed in a vehicle and wired to explode when the ignition is started, by remote control, or by a timing device. 2. a vehicle containing explosives detonated by remote ...
car boot sale
n (BrE) an informal market, often in a field, where people sell things from the backs of their cars or from tables. People usually sell books, clothes, children’s toys, etc. ...
car card
1. a sheet of cardboard bearing an advertising message for display, as in subway cars, buses, and trains. 2. cardboard coated on one side only. * * *
car coat
a hip-length overcoat or jacket originally designed to be worn while driving a car. [1960-65] * * *
car line.
See trolley line. * * *
car park
Chiefly Brit. a parking lot. [1930-35] * * *
car phone
car phone n. a kind of CELLULAR PHONE that is installed in an automotive vehicle * * *
car pool
☆ car pool n. an arrangement by a group to rotate the use of their cars, as for going to work * * *
car pooling
➡ commuting * * *
car seat
1. a removable seat designed to hold a small child safely while riding in an automobile and that usually attaches to a standard seat with hooks or straps. 2. a removable cushion ...
car sharing
➡ commuting * * *
car tax
(also road tax) n [U, C] (in Britain) tax paid by the owners of motor vehicles. People who pay the tax receive a tax disc (also called a road fund licence) which they must ...
car wash
1. a place or structure having special equipment for washing automobiles. 2. the washing of an automobile: The service station is offering free car washes to draw customers. ...
carat; carats. * * *
/kar"euh/, n. a female given name: from an Italian word meaning "dear one." * * *
Caraballo Mountains
▪ mountains, Philippines       mountains in central Luzon, Philippines. The range reaches an elevation of about 5,500 feet (1,680 metres). It joins the Cordillera ...
/kahr'euh bah"oh/, n., pl. carabaos. (in the Philippines) the water buffalo. [1895-1900; < Philippine Sp < Bisayan karabáw] * * *
Carabias Lillo, Julia
▪ 2002       In January 2001 the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) awarded its 23rd annual J. Paul Getty Wildlife Conservation Prize to Mexican environmental scientist Julia ...
carabid [kar′ə bid΄] n. 〚< ModL < Gr karabos, a horned beetle〛 GROUND BEETLE * * * car·a·bid (kărʹə-bĭd, kə-răbʹĭd) n. Any of a large family (Carabidae) of ...
/kahr'euh beuh near"/, n. carbineer. Also, carabinier. * * *
/kar'euh bee"neuhr/, n. a D-shaped ring with a spring catch on one side, used for fastening ropes in mountaineering. Also, karabiner. [1915-20; < Austrian G Karabiner, shortening ...
/kah'rddah vee ne"rddaw/; Eng. /kar'euh beuh nair"oh/, n., pl. carabineros /-ne"rddaws/; Eng. /-nair"ohz/. Spanish. 1. an officer of the revenue service. 2. a frontier guard. 3. ...
car·a·bi·nier (kăr'ə-bə-nîrʹ) n. Variant of carabineer. * * *
/kah'rddah bee nye"rdde/; Eng. /kar'euh bin yair"ee/, n., pl. carabinieri /-bee nye"rddee/; Eng. /-bin yair"ee/. Italian. 1. a member of the Italian national police force, ...
▪ state, Venezuela       estado (state), northwestern Venezuela, bounded north by the Caribbean Sea, and by the states of Aragua (east), Guárico and Cojedes (south), ...
Carabobo, Battle of
▪ South American history       (June 24, 1821), during the Latin American wars of independence, a victory won by South American patriots over Spanish royalists on the ...
/kar"euh kal'/, n. 1. a slender, catlike mammal, Lynx caracal, with a reddish-brown coat and long tufted ears, inhabiting northern Africa and India. 2. the fur of this ...
/kar'euh kal"euh/, n. (Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Bassianus) A.D. 188-217, Roman emperor 211-217. * * * officially Marcus Aurelius Severus Antoninus Augustus orig. Septimius ...
Caracalla, Baths of
▪ building, Rome, Italy Italian  Terme di Caracalla , ancient (Latin)  Thermae Antoninianae (“Antonine Baths”)        public baths in ancient Rome begun by the ...
/kahr'euh kahr"euh, kar'euh kar"euh/, n. any of certain long-legged birds of prey of the falcon family, of the southern U.S. and Central and South America that feed on ...
/keuh rah"keuhs/; Sp. /kah rddah"kahs/, n. a city in and the capital of Venezuela, in the N part. 1,035,499. * * * City (pop. 2000 est.: 1,975,787), capital of Venezuela. Its ...
Caracciola, Rudolf
▪ German race–car driver born Jan. 30, 1901, Remagen, Ger. died Sept. 28, 1959, Kassel, W.Ger.  German automobile-racing driver who was one of the most successful and ...
Caracciolo, Carlo
▪ 2009       Italian publisher born Oct. 23, 1925, Florence, Italy died Dec. 15, 2008, Rome, Italy cofounded (1976), with editor Eugenio Scalfari, La Repubblica, a ...
Caracciolo, Francesco, duca di Brienza
▪ Italian admiral born January 18, 1752, Naples, Kingdom of Naples [Italy] died June 28, 1799, Naples       Neapolitan admiral who was executed on the orders of the ...
/kar"euhk/, n. Naut. carrack. * * *
—caracoller, n. /kar"euh kol'/, n., v.i., caracolled, caracolling. caracole. [ < Sp] * * * ▪ archaeological site, Belize       major prehistoric Mayan city, now an ...
—caracoler, n. /kar"euh kohl'/, n., v., caracoled, caracoling. n. 1. a half turn executed by a horse and rider. 2. Rare. a winding staircase. v.i. 3. to execute caracoles; ...
/keuh rak"teuh keuhs/, n. fl. A.D. c50, British chieftain who opposed the Romans. Also, Caradoc /keuh rad"euhk/. * * *
/kar"euh keuhl/, n. Karakul. * * *
▪ district, England, United Kingdom       district, administrative and historic county of Cornwall, England. It lies between Bodmin Moor and the English Channel in ...
/keuh raf", -rahf"/, n. a wide-mouthed glass or metal bottle with a lip or spout, for holding and serving beverages. [1780-90; < F < It caraff(a) < Sp garrafa, perh. < dial. Ar ...
/kar'euh gay"neuh, -gah"-/, n. any Asiatic tree or shrub of the genus Caragana, of the pea family, having pinnately compound leaves and mostly yellow flowers, used as hedge ...
carageen [kar′ə gēn΄] n. alt. sp. of CARRAGEEN * * *
Caragiale, Costache
▪ Romanian actor born March 29, 1815, Bucharest, Walachia, Ottoman Empire [now in Romania] died Feb. 13, 1877, Bucharest, Rom.       actor-manager who helped to ...
Caragiale, Ion Luca
▪ Romanian author born Jan. 30, 1852, Haimanale, Walachia, Ottoman Empire [now in Romania] died June 10, 1912, Berlin, Ger.       Romanian playwright and prose writer ...
▪ people also spelled  Karajá,         tribe of South American Indians living along the Araguaia River, near the inland island of Bananal, in central Brazil. Their ...
/kah rddahm"bah/, interj. Spanish. (used as an exclamation of astonishment, dismay, or anger.) * * *
/kar'euhm boh"leuh/, n. 1. a tree, Averrhoa carambola, native to southeastern Asia, bearing deeply ridged, yellow-brown, edible fruit. 2. Also called star fruit. the fruit ...
/kar"euh meuhl, -mel', kahr"meuhl/, n. 1. a liquid made by cooking sugar until it changes color, used for coloring and flavoring food. 2. a kind of chewy candy, commonly in small ...
See caramelize. * * *
—caramelization, n. /kar"euh meuh luyz', kahr"meuh-/, v.t., v.i., caramelized, caramelizing. to convert or be converted into caramel. Also, esp. Brit., caramelise. [1720-30; ...
▪ Hindu caste       Hindu caste of hereditary genealogists, bards, and storytellers located in Gujarāt state in western India. They claim origin from the Rājput caste ...
Caran d'Ache
▪ Russian-French caricaturist pseudonym  of Emmanuel Poiré   born 1858, Moscow, Russia died Feb. 26, 1909, Paris, France       caricaturist and illustrator whose ...
/keuh ran"jid/, n. 1. any of numerous fishes of the family Carangidae, comprising the jacks, scads, pompanos, and cavallas. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the family ...
/keuh rang"goyd/, adj. 1. resembling a fish of the family Carangidae; carangid. n. 2. a carangoid fish. [1860-65; < NL Carang- (s. of Caranx) genus name, a pseudo-Gk form + ...
/keuh rap"euh/, n. 1. a South American tree, Carapa guianensis, of the mahogany family. 2. the light, reddish-brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture. Also called ...
—carapaced, adj. —carapacial /kar'euh pay"sheuhl/, adj. /kar"euh pays'/, n. a bony or chitinous shield, test, or shell covering some or all of the dorsal part of an animal, ...
▪ New Brunswick, Canada       town and fishing port, Gloucester county, northeastern New Brunswick, Canada. It lies along Caraquet Bay (an inlet of Chaleur Bay), near ...
/kar"euht/, n. 1. a unit of weight in gemstones, 200 milligrams (about 3 grains of troy or avoirdupois weight). Abbr.: c., ct. 2. karat. [1545-55; < ML carratus (used by ...
▪ king of Trinovantes also spelled  Caractacus , Celtic  Caradoc  flourished 1st century AD       king of the British tribe of Trinovantes, and the son of ...
Caratasca Lagoon
▪ lagoon, Honduras Spanish  Laguna de Caratasca        lagoon in northeastern Honduras. The country's largest lagoon, Caratasca extends inland from the Caribbean Sea ...
Carathéodory, Constantin
▪ German mathematician born Sept. 13, 1873, Berlin, Ger. died Feb. 2, 1950, Munich       German mathematician of Greek origin who made important contributions to the ...
/kah'rddah teeonn"geuh/, n. a city in E Brazil. 123,344. * * *
Carausius, Marcus Aurelius Mausaeus
▪ Roman officer died AD 293, Britain       officer in the Roman military service who created a short-lived independent state in Britain.       Born in Menapia, a ...
▪ Spain in full  Caravaca de la Cruz        city in the provincia (province) and comunidad autónoma (autonomous community) of Murcia, southeastern Spain, about 40 ...
/kar'euh vah"joh/; It. /kah'rddah vahd"jaw/, n. Michelangelo Merisi da /muy'keuhl an"jeuh loh' meuh ree"zee dah, mik'euhl-/; It. /mee'kel ahn"je law me rddee"zee dah/, ...
Caravaggio,Michelangelo Merisi da
Ca·ra·vag·gio (kăr'ə-väʹjō, kä'rä-vädʹjō), Michelangelo Merisi da. 1573-1610. Italian painter of the baroque whose influential works, such as Deposition of Christ ...
—caravanist, n. /kar"euh van'/, n., v., caravaned or caravanned, caravaning or caravanning. n. 1. a group of travelers, as merchants or pilgrims, journeying together for safety ...
/kar"euh van'euhr/, n. 1. Also, caravaneer /kar'euh va near"/. a. a leader of a caravan. b. a person who travels or lives in a caravan. 2. Chiefly Brit. a person who travels or ...
—caravanserial /kar'euh van sear"ee euhl/, adj. /kar'euh van"seuh ree/, n., pl. caravansaries. 1. (in the Near East) an inn, usually with a large courtyard, for the overnight ...
/kar"euh vel'/, n. a small Spanish or Portuguese sailing vessel of the Middle Ages and later, usually lateen-rigged on two or three masts. Also, carvel. [1520-30; < MF ...
/kar"euh way'/, n. 1. a plant, Carum carvi, of the parsley family, native to Europe, having finely divided leaves and umbels of white or pinkish flowers. 2. Also called caraway ...
Caraway, Hattie Ophelia
▪ United States senator née  Hattie Ophelia Wyatt  born Feb. 1, 1878, near Bakerville, Tenn., U.S. died Dec. 21, 1950, Falls Church, Va.  American politician who became ...
Caraway,Hattie Ophelia Wyatt
Car·a·way (kărʹə-wā'), Hattie Ophelia Wyatt. 1878-1950. American legislator. Appointed to fill out her husband's term in the U.S. Senate in 1931, she became in 1932 the ...
caraway seed n. See caraway. * * *
Caray, Harry
▪ 1999       American baseball announcer whose exuberant coverage of major league games made him a favourite of fans for over 50 years; his trademark expression "Holy ...
Carazo Odio, Rodrigo
▪ president of Costa Rica born Dec. 27, 1926, Cartago, C.Rica       president of Costa Rica (1978–82).       A graduate in economics from the University of ...
carb1 /kahrb/, n. Informal. a carburetor. [1950-55; by shortening] carb2 /kahrb/, Slang. n. 1. carbohydrate. v.i. 2. to eat large quantities of carbohydrates before a major ...
var. of carbo- before a vowel: carbazole. * * *
/kahr"beuh kawl', -kol'/, n. a white or slightly yellow crystalline compound, C6H15ClN2O2, soluble in water and alcohol: used in ophthalmology. Also called carbamylchloride ...
/kahr"beuh mayt', kahr bam"ayt/, n. a salt or ester of carbamic acid. [1860-65; CARBAM(IC) + -ATE2] * * *
/kahr'beuh maz"euh peen'/, n. Pharm. a white to whitish toxic powder, C15H12N2O, used as an analgesic in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia and as an ...
/kahr bam"ik/, adj. of or derived from carbamic acid. [1860-65; CARB- + AM(IDE) + -IC] * * *
carbamic acid
a hypothetical chemical compound, NH3CO2, known only in the form of its salts, as ammonium carbamate, or its esters, as urethan. [1860-65] * * *
car·bam·ic acid (kär-bămʹĭk) n. A hypothetical acid, NH2COOH, that exists only in the form of its esters and salts.   [carbamide + -ic.] * * *
/kahr"beuh muyd', -mid, kahr bam"uyd, -id/, n. urea. [1860-65; CARB- + AMIDE] * * *
/kahr bam"i deen', -din/, n. guanidine. [CARB- + AMIDINE] * * *
car·bam·o·yl (kär-bămʹō-ĭl') n. The radical NH2CO.   [carbamic acid + -yl.] * * *
/kahr"beuh mil/, n. the radical H2NCO-. [CARBAM(IC) + -YL] * * *
carbamylchloride choline
/kahr"beuh mil klawr"uyd, -id, -klohr"-, kahr'-/ carbachol. [CARBAMYL + CHLORIDE] * * *
/kahr'beuh mil yoo ree"euh, -yoor"ee euh/, n. biuret. [CARBAMYL + UREA] * * *
/kahr"beuh nil/, n. See phenyl isocyanate. [CARB- + ANIL] * * *
/kahr ban"uy'euhn, -on/, n. an organic ion containing a negatively charged carbon atom (opposed to carbonium ion). [1933; CARB- + ANION] * * * ▪ ...
/kahr"bahrn'/, n. a large building for the housing and maintenance of streetcars, railroad cars, or buses. [1865-70; CAR1 + BARN] * * *
/kahr"beuh ril/, n. a colorless, crystalline solid, C12H11NO2, moderately soluble in acetone, slightly soluble in water, less toxic than DDT, used as a contact insecticide and ...
/kahr"beuh zohl'/, n. a white, crystalline, water-insoluble compound, C12H9N, usually found along with anthracene in coal tar, or synthesized: used chiefly in the manufacture of ...
carbazotic acid
/kahr"beuh zot"ik, -zoh"tik, kahr'-/. See picric acid. [CARB- + AZOTIC] * * *
/kahr"been/, n. the radical CH2 and its derivatives. [CARB- + -ENE] * * * ▪ chemistry Introduction       any member of a class of highly reactive molecules containing ...
/kahr'ben euh sil"in/, n. Pharm. a semisynthetic penicillin, C17H16N2Na2O6S, used against certain bacteria, esp. those involved in urinary tract infections. [1965-70; CARB- + ...
Carbet Mountains
▪ mountains, Martinique also called  Carbet Peaks,  French  Pitons du Carbet         volcanic mountain mass on the Caribbean island of Martinique, in the Lesser ...
/kahr"buyd, -bid/, n. 1. a compound of carbon with a more electropositive element or group. 2. See calcium carbide. 3. a very hard mixture of sintered carbides of various heavy ...
/kahr"been, -buyn/, n. 1. a light, gas-operated semiautomatic rifle. 2. (formerly) a short rifle used in the cavalry. [1595-1605; earlier carabine < MF: small harquebus, weapon ...
/kahr'beuh near"/, n. (formerly) a soldier armed with a carbine. Also, carabineer, carabinier. [1795-1805; earlier carabineer; see CARBINE, -EER] * * *
/kahr"beuh nawl', -nol'/, n. 1. See methyl alcohol. 2. an alcohol derived from methyl alcohol. [1860-70; < G Karbinol, equiv. to Karbin methyl (karb- CARB- + -in -IN2) + -ol ...
/kahr"bi tawl', -tol'/, Chem., Trademark. any of a group of solvents consisting of ethers of diethylene glycol and their derivatives. * * *
/kahr"boh/, n., pl. carbos. Informal. 1. carbohydrate. 2. a food having a high carbohydrate content. [by shortening; cf. -O] * * *
Carbo, Gaius Papirius
▪ Roman politician died 119 BC       Roman politician who supported the agrarian reforms of Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus but later deserted the Gracchan ...
Carbo, Gnaeus Papirius
▪ Roman general born c. 130 BC died 82, Lilybaeum, Sicily       Roman general, leader of the forces of Gaius Marius in the civil war between Marius and Lucius Cornelius ...
a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which carbon is present: carbohydrate. Also, esp. before a vowel, carb-. * * *

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