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carpophore
/kahr"peuh fawr', -fohr'/, n. Bot. 1. a slender prolongation of the floral axis, bearing the carpels of some compound fruits, as in many plants of the parsley family. 2. Mycol. ...
Carpophorus
/kahr pof"euhr euhs/, n. Class. Myth. an epithet of both Demeter and her daughter, Persephone, meaning "fruit-bearer." * * *
carport
/kahr"pawrt', -pohrt'/, n. a roofed, wall-less shed, usually projecting from the side of a building, used as a shelter for an automobile. [1935-40, Amer.; CAR1 + PORT1] * * *
carpospore
—carposporic /kahr'peuh spawr"ik, -spor"-/, carposporous /kahr pos"peuhr euhs/, adj. /kahr"peuh spawr', -spohr'/, n. a nonmotile spore of the red algae. [1880-85; CARPO-1 + ...
carpostome
/kahr"peuh stohm'/, n. the opening in the cystocarp of certain red algae through which the spores are discharged. [CARPO-1 + -STOME] * * *
carpsucker
/kahrp"suk'euhr/, n. any of several freshwater suckers of the genus Carpiodes, as the quillback and the river carpsucker. [CARP2 + SUCKER] * * *
carpus
/kahr"peuhs/, n., pl. carpi /-puy/. Anat. 1. the part of the upper extremity between the hand and the forearm; wrist. 2. the wrist bones collectively; the group of bones between ...
Carr
/kahr/, n. John Dickson, 1906-77, U.S. mystery writer. * * *
Carr, Allan
▪ 2000       American film and television producer, theatre impresario, and publicist who, after breaking into show business as a creator of Playboy Penthouse ...
Carr, E H
▪ British political scientist born June 28, 1892, London died Nov. 3, 1982, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Eng.       British political scientist and historian specializing ...
Carr, Emily
▪ Canadian painter and author born Dec. 13, 1871, Victoria, B.C., Can. died March 2, 1945, Victoria       painter and writer, regarded as a major Canadian artist for ...
Carr, James
▪ 2002       American soul singer (b. June 13, 1942, Clarksdale, Miss.—d. Jan. 7, 2001, Memphis, Tenn.), was one of the most talented soul singers of the 1960s and ...
Carr, John Dickson
▪ American author pseudonym  Carr Dickson, or Carter Dickson   born Nov. 30, 1906, Uniontown, Pa., U.S. died Feb. 27, 1977, Greenville, S.C.  U.S. writer of detective ...
Carr, Leroy
▪ American musician born March 27, 1905, Nashville, Tenn., U.S. died April 29, 1935, Indianapolis, Ind.  influential African-American blues singer, pianist, and composer of ...
Carr-Saunders, Sir Alexander
▪ British educator born January 14, 1886, Reigate, Surrey, England died October 6, 1966, Thirlmere, Cumberland       sociologist, demographer, and educational ...
Carrà, Carlo
▪ Italian painter born February 11, 1881, Quargnento, Italy died April 13, 1966, Milan       one of the most influential Italian painters of the first half of the 20th ...
Carracci
/keuh rah"chee/; It. /kahrdd rddaht"chee/, n. 1. Agostino /ah'gaw stee"naw/, 1557-1602, and his brother, Annibale /ahn nee"bah le/, 1560-1609, Italian painters. 2. their cousin, ...
Carracci family
Family of Italian painters. Annibale Carracci (1560–1609) was prominent in Bologna and Rome in the movement against Mannerism. In the 1580s, with his brother and cousin, he ...
Carracci, Agostino
▪ Italian painter born 1557, Bologna [Italy] died Feb. 23, 1602, Parma       Italian painter and printmaker whose prints after paintings by Federico Barocci, ...
Carracci, Annibale
▪ Italian painter born Nov. 3, 1560, Bologna, Papal States [Italy] died July 15, 1609, Rome  Italian painter who was influential in recovering the classicizing tradition of ...
Carracci, Lodovico
▪ Italian painter baptized April 21, 1555, Bologna, Papal States [Italy] died Nov. 13/14, 1619, Bologna       Italian painter and printmaker noted for his religious ...
carrack
/kar"euhk/, n. a merchant vessel having various rigs, used esp. by Mediterranean countries in the 15th and 16th centuries; galleon. Also, carack. [1350-1400; ME carrake < MF ...
carrack porcelain
      Chinese blue-and-white export pieces from the reign of the emperor Wan-li (1573–1620) during the Ming period.       During the 17th century, the Dutch East ...
Carradine, John
▪ American actor original name  Richmond Reed Carradine   born Feb. 5, 1906, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Nov. 27, 1988, Milan, Italy       American actor with gaunt ...
carrageen
/kar"euh geen'/, n. See Irish moss. Also, carragheen. [1825-35; named after Carrageen in SE Ireland] * * *
carrageenan
/kar'euh gee"neuhn/, n. a colloidal substance extracted from seaweed, chiefly used as an emulsifying and stabilizing ingredient in foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. Also, ...
carragheen
car·ra·gheen (kărʹə-gēn') n. Variant of carrageen. * * *
Carrantuohill
Car·ran·tuo·hill (kăr'ən-to͞oʹəl) The highest mountain of Ireland, rising to 1,041.3 m (3,414 ft) in the southwest part of the country in Macgillicuddy's Reeks. * * *
Carranza
/keuh ran"zeuh/; Sp. /kahrdd rddahn"sah/, n. Venustiano /be'noohs tyah"naw/, 1859-1920, Mexican revolutionary and political leader: president 1915-20. * * *
Carranza, Bartolomé de
▪ Spanish theologian also called  Bartolomé De Miranda   born 1503, Miranda de Arga, Spain died May 2, 1576, Rome, Papal States [Italy]  Dominican theologian and ...
Carranza, Venustiano
born Dec. 29, 1859, Cuatro Ciénegas, Mex. died May 20/21, 1920, Tlaxcalantongo First president of the post-Porfirio Díaz Mexican Republic (1917–20). The son of a landowner, ...
Carranza,Venustiano
Car·ran·za (kə-rănʹzə, kä-ränʹsä), Venustiano. 1859-1920. Mexican revolutionary politician who was the first president (1915-1920) of the new Mexican Republic after ...
Carrara
—Carraran, n., adj. /keuh rahr"euh/; It. /kahrdd rddah"rddah/, n. a city in NW Tuscany, in NW Italy. 70,125. * * * ▪ Italy  city, Massa-Carrara provincia, Toscana ...
Carrara Family
▪ Italian rulers also called  Carraresi,         a medieval Italian family who ruled first as feudal lords about the village of Carrara in the countryside of Padua ...
Carrara marble
a white or blue-gray marble quarried at Carrara, Italy. [1785-95] * * *
Carrasquel, Chico
▪ 2006 Alfonso Carrasquel Colón        Venezuelan-born baseball player (b. Jan. 23, 1928, Caracas, Venez.—d. May 26, 2005, Caracas), was the first in a long line of ...
Carrasquilla, Tomás
▪ Colombian author born Jan. 17, 1858, Santo Domingo, Antioquia, Colom. died Dec. 19, 1940, Medellín       Colombian novelist and short-story writer who is best ...
carrefour
/kar"euh foor', kar'euh foor"/, n. 1. a crossroads; road junction. 2. a public square, plaza; marketplace. [1475-85; < F; earlier quarefour, MF quarrefour < LL quadrifurcum, ...
carrel
/kar"euhl/, n. 1. Also called cubicle, stall. a small recess or enclosed area in a library stack, designed for individual study or reading. 2. a table or desk with three sides ...
Carrel
/keuh rel", kar"euhl/; Fr. /kann rddel"/, n. Alexis /euh lek"sis/; Fr. /ann lek see"/, 1873-1944, French surgeon and biologist, in U.S. 1905-39: Nobel prize 1912. * * * ▪ ...
Carrel, Alexis
born June 28, 1873, Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, Fra. died Nov. 5, 1944, Paris French surgeon, sociologist, and biologist. He received a 1912 Nobel Prize for developing a way to ...
Carrel,Alexis
Car·rel (kə-rĕlʹ, kărʹəl), Alexis. 1873-1944. French-born American surgeon and biologist. He won a 1912 Nobel Prize for his work on vascular ligature and grafting of ...
Carrell, Rudi
▪ 2007 Rudolf Wijbrand Kesselaar        Dutch-born German television personality (b. Dec. 19, 1934, Alkmaar, Neth.—d. July 7, 2006, Bremen, Ger.), became a major ...
Carreño de Miranda, Juan
▪ Spanish painter born March 25, 1614, Avilés, Asturias, Spain died Oct. 3, 1685, Madrid  painter, considered the most important Spanish court painter of the Baroque period ...
Carreño, Teresa
▪ Venezuelan pianist born Dec. 22, 1853, Caracas, Venezuela died June 12, 1917, New York City       celebrated Venezuelan pianist who was a player of great power and ...
Carrera
/keuh rair"euh/; Sp. /kahrdd rdde"rddah/, n. José Miguel de /haw se" mee gel" de/, 1785-1821, Chilean revolutionary and political leader: dictator 1811-13. * * *
Carrera, José Miguel
▪ Chilean leader born October 15/16, 1785, Santiago, Chile died September 4, 1821, Mendoza, Argentina  aristocratic leader in the early struggle for the independence of Chile ...
Carrera, Rafael
▪ ruler of Guatemala born Oct. 24, 1814, Guatemala City died April 4, 1865, Guatemala City       dictator of Guatemala (1844–48 and 1851–65) and one of the most ...
Carrère
/keuh rair"/, n. John Merven, 1858-1911, U.S. architect. * * *
Carrère,John Merven
Car·rère (kə-rârʹ), John Merven. 1858-1911. American architect who with his partner Thomas Hastings designed the office buildings of the U.S. Senate (1905) and House of ...
carreta
/keuh ret"euh/, n. Southwestern U.S. a simple two-wheeled oxcart. [1835-45; Amer.; < AmerSp, Sp, equiv. to carr(o) cart, CAR1 + -eta n. suffix (cf. -ETTE)] * * *
Carrey
(1962– ) a US comic actor, born in Canada. His best-known film is Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994). He was paid $20 million to act in Cable Guy (1997), the most ever paid to a ...
Carrey, Jim
▪ 1998       In 1997 comedian Jim Carrey again hit it big, this time with the film Liar Liar, in which he played a fast-talking lawyer forced—by a magic spell invoked ...
Carrhae, Battle of
(53 BC) Battle that stopped the Roman invasion of Parthian Mesopotamia (see Parthia). The Romans were led by Crassus, who wanted a victory to balance those of his fellow ...
carriage
/kar"ij/; for 9 also /kar"ee ij/, n. 1. a wheeled vehicle for conveying persons, as one drawn by horses and designed for comfort and elegance. 2. See baby carriage. 3. Brit. a ...
carriage bolt
a round-headed bolt for timber, threaded along part of its shank, inserted into holes already drilled. See illus. under bolt. * * *
carriage dog
Dalmatian (def. 3) [1815-25] * * *
carriage horse
a horse trained and groomed to draw carriages. [1590-1600] * * *
carriage house.
See coach house. [1755-65, Amer.] * * *
carriage of goods
▪ law Introduction       in law, the transportation of goods by land, sea, or air. The relevant law governs the rights, responsibilities, liabilities, and immunities of ...
carriage piece
carriage (def. 7). * * *
carriage return
1. (on a typewriter) the key or mechanism that causes the next character typed to appear at the left margin and on a new line. 2. Computers. the symbol, command, or key (return) ...
carriage trade
wealthy patrons of a store, restaurant, theater, etc.; elite clientele. [1710-20] * * *
carriagedog
carriage dog n. See Dalmatian. * * *
carriages
➡ railways and railroads * * *
carriagetrade
carriage trade n. Wealthy patrons or customers, as of a store. * * *
carriageway
/kar"ij way'/, n. Brit. a road or lane of a road for use by automobiles. [1790-1800; CARRIAGE + WAY1] * * *
Carrick
▪ district, England, United Kingdom       district, administrative and historic county of Cornwall, England, encompassing a band 15 miles (24-km) wide, from the north ...
carrick bend
/kar"ik/ a knot or bend for joining the ends of two ropes. See illus. under knot. [1810-20; perh. to be identified with ME carryk, var. of carrake CARRACK] * * *
carrick bitt
carrick bitt n. Naut. either of the two posts supporting a windlass * * *
Carrick-on-Suir
▪ Ireland Irish  Carraig na Siúire        town, County Tipperary, Ireland, on the River Suir. Located beside the foothills of the Comeraghs and having steep, narrow ...
carrickbend
car·rick bend (kărʹĭk) © School Division, Houghton Mifflin Company n. Nautical A type of knot used to fasten two cables or hawsers together.   [From obsolete carrick, ...
carrickbitt
carrick bitt n. Either of the two posts that support the windlass on a ship's deck.   [Probably from obsolete carrick, variant of carrack.] * * *
Carrickfergus
District (pop., 2001: 37,659), northeastern Northern Ireland. Established in 1974, it lies on Belfast Lough. The name, meaning "rock of Fergus," commemorates King Fergus, ...
Carrickmacross
▪ Irish lace work  lace produced at Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, Ire., from 1820, with interruptions, to the end of the century. There are two varieties, appliqué and ...
Carrie
/kar"ee/, n. a female given name, form of Caroline. * * *
carrier
/kar"ee euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that carries. 2. an employee of the post office who carries mail. 3. a person who delivers newspapers, magazines, etc., on a particular ...
carrier pigeon
1. one of a breed of domestic pigeons having a large wattle around the base of the beak. 2. a homing pigeon trained to carry messages. [1640-50] * * *
carrier wave
▪ electronics       in electronics, the unmodulated single-frequency electromagnetic wave that carries the desired information—i.e., is modulated by the information. ...
Carrier, Jean-Baptiste
▪ French revolutionary born March 16, 1756, Yolet, Fr. died Dec. 16, 1794, Paris  radical democrat of the French Revolution who gained notoriety for the atrocities he ...
Carrier, Robert
▪ 2007 Robert Carrier MacMahon        American-born British restaurateur, food writer, and television personality (b. Nov. 10, 1923, Tarrytown, N.Y.—d. June 27, 2006, ...
Carrier, Willis Haviland
born Nov. 26, 1876, Angola, N.Y., U.S. died Oct. 7, 1950, New York, N.Y. U.S. inventor and industrialist. Carrier designed the first system to control temperature and humidity ...
Carrier-Belleuse, Albert
▪ French sculptor original name in full  Albert-Ernest Carrier de Belleuse   born June 12, 1824, Anizy-le-Château, Aisne, France died June 3, 1887, ...
carrier-free
/kar"ee euhr free'/, adj. Chem. (of a radioactive isotope) capable of functioning as a tracer without the use of a carrier. * * *
Carriera, Rosalba
▪ Italian painter in full  Rosalba Giovanna Carriera  born Oct. 7, 1675, Venice died April 15, 1757, Venice       portrait painter and miniaturist, an originator of ...
Carriera, Rosalba (Giovanna)
born Oct. 7, 1675, Venice died April 15, 1757, Venice Venetian pastel portraitist and miniaturist. She became known for her miniature portraits on snuffboxes and was the first ...
Carrière
/kann rddyerdd"/, n. Eugène /ue zhen"/ 1849-1906, French painter and lithographer. * * *
Carrière, Eugène
▪ French painter born January 17, 1849, Gournay, France died March 27, 1906, Paris       French painter, lithographer, and sculptor known for his scenes of domestic ...
carrierpigeon
carrier pigeon n. 1. A homing pigeon, especially one trained to carry messages. 2. Any of various large domestic pigeons having a prominent wattle. * * *
carrierwave
carrier wave n. An electromagnetic wave that can be modulated, as in frequency, amplitude, or phase, to transmit speech, music, images, or other signals. * * *
Carrillo y Sotomayor, Luis
▪ Spanish poet born 1583?, Córdoba, Spain died 1610, Puerto de Santo María       Spanish poet known as the chief exponent of culteranismo, which developed from the ...
Carrillo, Julián
▪ Mexican composer born Jan. 28, 1875, Ahualulco, Mex. died Sept. 9, 1965, Mexico City       Mexican composer, a leading 20th-century exponent of microtonal music ...
Carrillo, Santiago
▪ Spanish political leader born January 18, 1915, Gijón, Spain       secretary-general of the Communist Party of Spain from 1960 to 1982. He received wide publicity ...
Carrington (of Upton), Peter Carrington, 6th Baron, Baron Carrington of Bulcot Lodge
▪ British statesman in full  Peter Alexander Rupert Carrington, 6th Baron Carrington (of Upton), Baron Carrington of Bulcot Lodge   born June 6, 1919, London, ...
Carrington, Richard Christopher
▪ British astronomer born May 26, 1826, London, Eng. died Nov. 27, 1875, Churt, near Farnham, Surrey       English astronomer who, by observing the motions of sunspots ...
Carrió de Lavandera, Alonso
▪ Spanish colonial official also spelled  Carrió de la Vandera,  pseudonym  Concolorcorvo   born 1715, Gijón, Spain died 1778?       Spanish colonial ...
carriole
/kar"ee ohl'/, n. cariole. * * *
carrion
/kar"ee euhn/, n. 1. dead and putrefying flesh. 2. rottenness; anything vile. adj. 3. feeding on carrion. [1175-1225; ME caroyne, careyn, carion < AF careine, OF charo(i)gne < VL ...
carrion beetle
any of the beetles of the family Silphidae that feed on and deposit their eggs in carrion. [1810-20] * * * ▪ insect       any of a group of beetles (insect order ...
carrion crow
1. a European crow, Corvus corone, that feeds on carrion. 2. See black vulture (def. 1). [1520-30] * * *
carrion flower
1. any of several North American climbing plants of the genus Smilax, esp. S. herbacea, having small white flowers with an odor of carrion. 2. Also called starfish flower. any of ...
carrioncrow
carrion crow n. A common European crow (Corvus corone) having glossy black plumage. * * *
carrionflower
carrion flower n. 1. Any of several North American plants of the genus Smilax, especially S. herbacea, an herbaceous tendril-bearing vine having clusters of small greenish ...
carritch
/kahr"ich/, n. Scot. a catechism. [1755-65; back formation from carritches (taken as pl.), Scots var. of catechise (now dial.) < F catéchèse rr, cf. PORRIDGE] * * *
Carrizo Mountains
▪ mountains, North America       segment of the Colorado Plateau, in extreme northeastern Arizona, U.S. The highest point of this extinct volcanic range is Pastora Peak ...
Carroll
/kar"euhl/, n. 1. Charles, 1737-1832, American patriot and legislator. 2. Lewis, pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. 3. Also, Carrol. a male or female given name. * * * ▪ ...
Carroll, Anna Ella
▪ American political pamphleteer born Aug. 29, 1815, near Pokomoke City, Somerset county, Md., U.S. died Feb. 19, 1894, Washington, D.C.       political pamphleteer and ...
Carroll, Charles
born Sept. 19, 1737, Annapolis, Md. died Nov. 14, 1832, Baltimore, Md., U.S. American patriot leader. He attended Jesuit colleges in Maryland and studied law in France and ...
Carroll, Earl
▪ American showman born Sept. 16, 1893, Pittsburgh, Pa., U.S. died June 17, 1948, near Mount Carmel, Pa.       American showman, theatrical producer, and director, best ...
Carroll, John
▪ American bishop born Jan. 8, 1735, Upper Marlboro, Maryland [now in the U.S.] died Dec. 3, 1815, Baltimore       first Roman Catholic bishop in the United States and ...
Carroll, Lewis
orig. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson born Jan. 27, 1832, Daresbury, Cheshire, Eng. died Jan. 14, 1898, Guildford, Surrey British logician, mathematician, and novelist. An unmarried ...
Carroll, Vinnette
▪ 2003       American stage director and actress (b. March 11, 1922, New York, N.Y.—d. Nov. 5, 2002, Lauderhill, Fla.), was the first African American woman to direct ...
Carroll,Charles
Car·roll (kărʹəl), Charles. Known as “Carroll of Carrollton.” 1737-1832. American Revolutionary leader and legislator who was a member of the Continental Congress ...
Carroll,Lewis
Carroll, Lewis. See Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge. * * *
Carrollton
/kar"euhl teuhn/, n. 1. a town in N Texas. 40,591. 2. a city in W Georgia. 14,078. * * * ▪ Georgia, United States       city, seat (1829) of Carroll county, western ...
carrom
/kar"euhm/, n., v.i. carom. * * *
carromata
/kar'euh mah"teuh/; Sp. /kahrdd'rddaw mah"tah/, n., pl. carromatas /-teuhz/; Sp. /-tahs/. (in the Philippines) a light, two-wheeled covered vehicle, usually drawn by one horse. [ ...
carron oil
/kar"euhn/, Pharm. a liniment containing limewater and linseed oil, used in medicine chiefly for burns. Also called lime liniment. [1880-85; named after Carron, Scotland, where ...
carronade
carronade [kar΄ə nād′] n. 〚after Carron, Scotland, where it was first made〛 an obsolete type of short, light cannon with a large bore, used at close range * * *
carrot
/kar"euht/, n. 1. a plant, Daucus carota, of the parsley family, having pinnately decompound leaves and umbels of small white or yellow flowers, in its wild form a widespread, ...
carrot-and-stick
car·rot-and-stick (kărʹət-ən-stĭkʹ) adj. Combining a promised reward with a threatened penalty: took a carrot-and-stick approach to the rehabilitation of juvenile ...
carrot-top
/kar"euht top'/, n. Slang. a person who has red hair. * * *
carrot-topped
See carrottop. * * *
carrottop
car·rot·top (kărʹət-tŏp') n. Slang A person with red hair; a redhead.   carʹrot-topped' (-tŏpt') adj. * * *
carroty
/kar"euh tee/, adj. like a carrot, as in color, flavor, or shape. [1690-1700; CARROT + -Y1] * * *
carrousel
/kar'euh sel", -zel"; kar"euh sel', -zel'/, n. carousel. * * *
Carruth, Hayden
▪ 2009       American poet and critic born Aug. 3, 1921, Waterbury, Conn. died Sept. 29, 2008, Munnsville, N.Y. explored such themes as loneliness, death, and madness ...
carry
—carriable, carryable, adj. /kar"ee/, v., carried, carrying, n., pl. carries. v.t. 1. to take or support from one place to another; convey; transport: He carried her for a mile ...
Carry
/kar"e/, n. 1. a male given name, form of Carew. 2. a female given name, form of Caroline. * * *
carry light
Mil. a searchlight used to illuminate a target while it is tracked and fired upon. * * *
Carry Nation
➡ Nation (I) * * *
Carry On film
n any in a series of popular British comedy films made mostly in the 1960s and 1970s with the same group of actors, including Sid James, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques. The ...
carry permit
a license to carry a handgun on one's person. * * *
carry-cot
carry-cot [kar′ē kät΄] n. Brit. CARRIER (sense 5) * * *
carry-in
/kar"ee in'/, adj. 1. intended for or available to customers who bring in appliances to the seller or a repair store for repair or servicing: carry-in service; a carry-in store ...
carry-on
/kar"ee on', -awn'/ adj. 1. of a size and shape suitable for being carried onto and stowed in the passenger compartment of an airplane: carry-on luggage. n. 2. a piece of ...
carry-out
/kar"ee owt'/, n., adj. takeout (defs. 2, 3). Also, carryout. [1965-70, Amer.; adj. use of v. phrase carry out] * * *
carry-over
/kar"ee oh'veuhr/, n. 1. that which is carried over, postponed, or extended to a later time, account, etc. 2. Bookkeeping. the total of one page of an account carried forward to ...
carryall
carryall1 /kar"ee awl'/, n. a large bag, basket, etc., esp. a large, lightweight piece of luggage with soft sides. [1830-40; n. use of v. phrase carry all] carryall2 /kar"ee ...
carryback
/kar"ee bak'/, n. (in U.S. income-tax law) a special provision allowing part of a net loss or of an unused credit in a given year to be apportioned over one or two preceding ...
carrycot
/kar"ee kot'/, n. Brit. a portable bassinet. [1940-45; CARRY + COT1] * * *
carryforward
/kar"ee fawr"weuhrd/, n. 1. carry-over. 2. (in U.S. income-tax law) a special provision allowing part of a net loss or of an unused credit in a given year to be apportioned over ...
carrying capacity
Ecol. the maximum, equilibrium number of organisms of a particular species that can be supported indefinitely in a given environment. Abbr.: K [1880-85] * * * ▪ ...
carrying charge
1. a charge made for carrying an account, usually computed as a percentage of the principal owed. 2. cost incurred while an asset is unproductive. [1890-95, Amer.] * * *
carrying place
portage (def. 3). * * *
carrying-on
/kar"ee ing on", -awn"/, n., pl. carryings-on. Informal. 1. irresponsible, irritating, self-indulgent, or overwrought behavior: The baby-sitter was exhausted from the child's ...
carryingcapacity
car·ry·ing capacity (kărʹē-ĭng) n. 1. The maximum number of persons or things that a vehicle or a receptacle can carry: a van with a carrying capacity of 12. 2. Ecology. ...
carryingcharge
carrying charge n. The interest charged on the balance owed when paying in installments. * * *
carryings-on
carryings-on [kar΄ē iŋz än′] pl.n. Informal wild, extravagant, or immoral behavior * * *
carryon
car·ry·on (kărʹē-ŏn') adj. Small or compact enough to be carried aboard and stowed on an airplane, train, or bus by a passenger: carryon luggage. n. A carryon bag, ...
carryout
☆ carryout [kar′ē out΄ ] adj. designating or of prepared food sold as by a restaurant to be eaten away from the premises: also written carry-out * * * car·ry·out ...
carryover
car·ry·o·ver (kărʹē-ō'vər) n. 1. Something transferred or extended from an earlier time or another place: a showing of new fashions as well as carryovers from last ...
cars
➡ railways and railroads * * *
carse
/kahrs, kers/, n. Scot. bottom land. [1325-75; ME cars, kerss, equiv. to ker marsh ( < ON kjarr marshy grove; cf. Sw kärr marsh) + -ss, north var. of -ISH1] * * *
carseat
car seat n. A small removable seat that is equipped with a restraining device or harness and can be fastened to the seat of a vehicle for securing young children. * * *
carsick
/kahr"sik'/, adj. ill with carsickness. [1905-10; CAR1 + SICK1] * * *
carsickness
/kahr"sik'nis/, n. a feeling of nausea and dizziness, sometimes accompanied by vomiting, as a result of the motion of the car in which one is traveling. Cf. motion ...
Carson
/kahr"seuhn/, n. 1. Christopher ("Kit"), 1809-68, U.S. frontiersman and scout. 2. Sir Edward Henry (Baron Carson), 1854-1935, Irish public official. 3. Johnny, born 1925, U.S. ...
Carson (of Duncairn), Edward Henry, Baron
born Feb. 9, 1854, Dublin, Ire. died Oct. 22, 1935, Minster, Kent, Eng. Irish lawyer and politician. In 1892 he was elected to the British House of Commons and was appointed ...
Carson City
a town in and the capital of Nevada, in the W part. 32,022. * * * City (pop., 2000: 52,457), capital of Nevada, U.S. Located east of Lake Tahoe and south of Reno, it was settled ...
Carson McCullers
➡ McCullers * * *
Carson River
▪ river, United States       river formed by headstreams in the Sierra Nevada, California, U.S. The Carson flows 125 miles (200 km) northeast into western Nevada, where ...
Carson, David
▪ 1997       In 1996 U.S. graphic designer David Carson consolidated his reputation with the publication of The End of Print: The Graphic Design of David Carson, the ...
Carson, Edward Henry Carson, Baron
▪ Anglo-Irish politician born Feb. 9, 1854, Dublin, Ire. died Oct. 22, 1935, Minster, Kent, Eng.       lawyer and politician known as the “uncrowned king of ...
Carson, Johnny
in full John William Carson born Oct. 23, 1925, Corning, Iowa, U.S. U.S. television personality. He worked as a radio announcer and television comedy writer before hosting ...
Carson, Kit
orig. Christopher Carson born Dec. 24, 1809, Madison county, Ky., U.S. died May 23, 1868, Fort Lyon, Colo. U.S. frontiersman, scout, and Indian agent. Raised in Missouri, he ...
Carson, Rachel
▪ American biologist in full  Rachel Louise Carson  born May 27, 1907, Springdale, Pa., U.S. died April 14, 1964, Silver Spring, Md.       American biologist well ...
Carson, Rachel (Louise)
born May 27, 1907, Springdale, Pa., U.S. died April 14, 1964, Silver Spring, Md. U.S. biologist and science writer. Carson trained as a marine biologist and had a long career ...
Carson,Christopher
Carson, Christopher. Known as “Kit.” 1809-1868. American frontiersman who was the renowned guide of John C. Frémont's western expeditions in the 1840s, an agent for the Ute ...
Carson,Johnny
Carson, Johnny. Born 1925. American comedian and mainstay of late-night television as the host of The Tonight Show (1962-1992). * * *
Carson,Rachel Louise
Carson, Rachel Louise. 1907-1964. American environmentalist and writer whose best-known work, Silent Spring (1962), condemns the use of pesticides hazardous to wildlife. * * *
CarsonCity
Carson City The capital of Nevada, in the western part of the state near the California border. It was laid out in 1858 on the site of an earlier trading post and named in honor ...
CarsonRiver
Carson River A river rising in western Nevada near Carson City and flowing about 201 km (125 mi) northeast to Carson Sink, an intermittent lake. * * *
Carstares, William
▪ Scottish minister Carstares also spelled  Carstairs   born Feb. 11, 1649, Cathcart, near Glasgow, Scot. died Dec. 28, 1715, Edinburgh       Presbyterian minister ...
Carstens, Asmus Jacob
▪ German painter Asmus Jacob also spelled  Erasmus Jakob  born May 10, 1754, Sankt Jürgen, near Schleswig, Denmark. died May 25, 1798, Rome [Italy]       portrait ...
Carstens, Karl
▪ president of West Germany born Dec. 14, 1914, Bremen, Ger. died May 30, 1992, Meckenheim       German politician who helped shape West Germany's place in postwar ...
Carstensz
/kahr"steuhnz/, n. Mount. See Puncak Jaya. * * *
cart
—cartable, adj. —carter, n. /kahrt/, n. 1. a heavy two-wheeled vehicle, commonly without springs, drawn by mules, oxen, or the like, used for the conveyance of heavy ...
cart horse
a strong horse bred to draw heavy loads; draft horse. [1350-1400; ME] * * *
cartable
See cart. * * *
cartage
/kahr"tij/, n. the act or cost of carting. [1275-1325; ME; see CART, -AGE] * * *
Cartagena
/kahr'teuh jee"neuh/; Sp. /kahrdd'tah he"nah/, n. 1. a seaport in SE Spain. 146,904. 2. a seaport in N Colombia. 292,512. * * * I City (pop., 1999 est.: 805,757), ...
Cartago
▪ Costa Rica       city, east-central Costa Rica. Lying at 4,720 feet (1,439 metres) above sea level, the city is located on the fertile Central Plateau, at the foot of ...
Cartan, Élie-Joseph
▪ French mathematician born April 9, 1869, Dolomieu, Fr. died May 6, 1951, Paris       French mathematician who greatly developed the theory of Lie groups and ...
Cartan, Henri
▪ 2009 Henri-Paul Cartan        French mathematician born July 8, 1904, Nancy, France died Aug. 13, 2008, Paris, France made fundamental advances in the theory of ...
carte
/kahrt/; Fr. /kannrddt/, n., pl. cartes /kahrts/; Fr. /kannrddt/. 1. (italics) French. menu; bill of fare. Cf. à la carte. 2. a playing card. 3. Archaic. a map or chart. [bef. ...
Carte
/kahrt/, n. Richard d'Oyly /doy"lee/. See D'Oyly Carte, Richard. * * *
carte blanche
/kahrt" blanch", blahnch"/; Fr. /kannrddt blahonnsh"/, pl. cartes blanches /kahrts" blanch", blahnch"/; Fr. /kannrddt blahonnsh"/. 1. unconditional authority; full discretionary ...
Carte du ciel
▪ star catalogue French“Map of the Heavens”       projected photographic mapping of some 10 million stars in all parts of the sky that was planned to include all ...
carte du jour
/kahrt" deuh zhoor", dooh, dyooh/; Fr. /kannrddt dyuu zhoohrdd"/, pl. cartes du jour /kahrts" deuh zhoor", dooh, dyooh/; Fr. /kannrddt dyuu zhoohrdd"/. menu (def. 1). [1935-40; < ...
Carte, Richard D'Oyly
▪ English impresario born May 3, 1844, London, Eng. died April 3, 1901, London       English impresario remembered for having managed the first productions of operas by ...
Carte,Richard D'Oyly
Carte (kärt), Richard D'Oyly. 1844-1901. British theatrical producer associated with the works of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. * * *
carte-de-visite
▪ photography       originally, a calling card, especially one with a photographic portrait mounted on it. Immensely popular in the mid-19th century, the carte-de-visite ...
carteblanche
carte blanche (kärt bläɴshʹ, blänchʹ, blănchʹ) n. pl. cartes blanches (kärt bläɴshʹ, kärts blänchʹ, blănchʹ) Unrestricted power to act at one's own discretion; ...
cartel
—cartelism, n. /kahr tel"/, n. 1. an international syndicate, combine, or trust formed esp. to regulate prices and output in some field of business. 2. a coalition of political ...
Cartel des Gauches
(French: "Coalition of the Left") In the French Third Republic, a coalition of left-wing parties (the Socialists and the Radicals) in the Chamber of Deputies. They formed the ...
cartelist
/kahr tel"ist/, n. 1. a member of a cartel or an advocate of cartelization. adj. 2. Also, cartelistic /kahr'tl is"tik, -te lis"-/. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a ...
cartelization
See cartelize. * * *
cartelize
—cartelization, n. —cartelizer, n. /kahr tel"uyz, kahr"tl uyz'/, v.i., v.t., cartelized, cartelizing. to organize into a business cartel. Also, esp. Brit., ...
Carter
/kahr"teuhr/, n. 1. Bennett Lester (Benny), born 1907, U.S. jazz saxophonist and composer. 2. Don(ald James), born 1926, U.S. bowler. 3. Elliott (Cook, Jr.), born 1908, U.S. ...
Carter Center
➡ Carter (II) * * *
Carter Family
a US family of folk music singers. The original Carter Family performed from 1927 to 1941 and included A P Carter, his wife Sara and his brother’s wife Maybelle. Their ...
Carter, Angela
▪ British author original name  Angela Olive Stalker   born May 7, 1940, Eastbourne, Sussex, Eng. died Feb. 16, 1992, London       British author who reshaped motifs ...
Carter, Bennett Lester
▪ 2004 “Benny”        American musician and composer (b. Aug. 8, 1907, New York, N.Y.—d. July 12, 2003, Los Angeles, Calif.), was the elder statesman of jazz, one ...
Carter, Benny
orig. Bennett Lester Carter born Aug. 8, 1907, New York, N.Y., U.S. died July 12, 2003, Los Angeles, Calif. U.S. jazz musician. Known as one of the primary stylists of the ...
Carter, Betty
▪ 1999       American jazz singer and songwriter (b. May 16, 1929, Flint, Mich.—d. Sept. 26, 1998, Brooklyn, N.Y.), sang with energy, swing, and a freewheeling vocal ...
Carter, Chris
▪ 1998       "The truth is out there." This enigmatic mantra appeared in the opening credits and was silently implied throughout each episode of Chris Carter's Emmy ...
Carter, Don
▪ American bowler byname of  Donald James Carter   born July 29, 1926, St. Louis, Mo., U.S.       American professional bowler who dominated the game from 1951 ...
Carter, Elizabeth
▪ British author born Dec. 16, 1717, Deal, Kent, Eng. died Feb. 19, 1806, London  English poet, translator, and member of a famous group of literary “bluestockings” who ...
Carter, Elliott
▪ American composer in full  Elliot Cook Carter, Jr.  born Dec. 11, 1908, New York, N.Y., U.S.    American composer, a musical innovator whose erudite style and novel ...
Carter, Elliott (Cook, Jr.)
born Dec. 11, 1908, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. composer. Born to a wealthy family, he studied English and music at Harvard University and later studied in Paris with Nadia ...
Carter, Helen
▪ 1999       American singer and musician who was a member of the Carter Family band—considered the "first family" of country music—and, after it disbanded, of ...
Carter, Howard
▪ British archaeologist born May 9, 1873, Swaffham, Norfolk, England died March 2, 1939, London  British archaeologist, who made one of the richest and most celebrated ...
Carter, James Earl,Jr.
Carter, James Earl, Jr. Known as “Jimmy.” Born 1924. Library of Congress The 39th President of the United States (1977-1981), who is credited with establishing ...
Carter, Janette
▪ 2007       American musician (b. July 2, 1923, Maces Spring, Va.—d. Jan. 22, 2006, Kingsport, Tenn.), the last second-generation member of the Carter Family—known ...
Carter, Jimmy
orig. James Earl Carter born Oct. 1, 1924, Plains, Ga., U.S. 39th president of the U.S. (1977–81). He graduated from Annapolis and served in the U.S. Navy until 1953, when ...
Carter, Kevin
▪ 1995       South African photojournalist (b. Sept. 13, 1960, Johannesburg, South Africa—d. July 27, 1994, Johannesburg), recorded on film the racial strife and ...
Carter, Maybelle
▪ American musician née  Maybelle Addington  born May 10, 1909, near Nickelsville, Va., U.S. died Oct. 23, 1978, Nashville, Tenn.       American guitarist whose ...
Carter, Mrs. Leslie
▪ American actress née  Caroline Louise Dudley  born June 10, 1862, Lexington, Ky., U.S. died November 13, 1937, Santa Monica, Calif.       American actress with a ...
Carter, Nell
▪ 2004 Nell Hardy        American singer and actress (b. Sept. 13, 1948, Birmingham, Ala.—d. Jan. 23, 2003, Beverly Hills, Calif.), won a Tony Award in 1978 for her ...
Carter, Rosalynn
▪ American first lady née  Eleanor Rosalynn Smith  born August 18, 1927, Plains, Georgia, U.S.    American first lady (1977–81), the wife of Jimmy Carter (Carter, ...
Carter, Wilfred Arthur Charles
▪ 1997       ("WIF"; "MONTANA SLIM"), Canadian country music singer whose down-home, simple songs about fur trappers, cowboy life, and other homegrown subjects made him ...
Carter,Betty
Car·ter (kärʹtər), Betty. Originally Lillie Mae Jones. 1930-1998. American jazz singer known for her complex renditions of popular songs. She formed her own trio in 1969. * ...
Carter,Howard
Carter, Howard. 1873-1939. British archaeologist who worked in Egypt after 1890 and discovered (1922) the tomb of Tutankhamen. * * *
Carter,Rosalynn Smith
Carter, Rosalynn Smith. Born 1928. Library of Congress First Lady of the United States (1977-1981) as the wife of President Jimmy Carter. She worked to improve care for the ...
Carteret
/kahr"teuhr it/ or, for 2, /kahr'teuh ret"/, n. 1. John, Earl of Granville, 1690-1763, British statesman and orator. 2. a city in NE New Jersey. 20,598. * * *
Carteret, Sir George
born с 1610, probably Jersey, Channel Islands, Eng. died January 1680, New Jersey British politician and colonial proprietor. His naval exploits and service as lieutenant ...
Carteret, Sir George, Baronet
▪ British politician born c. 1610, probably Jersey, Channel Islands, Eng. died January 1680, New Jersey [U.S.]       British Royalist politician and colonial proprietor ...
Cartesian
—Cartesianism, n. /kahr tee"zheuhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Descartes, his mathematical methods, or his philosophy, esp. with regard to its emphasis on logical analysis ...
Cartesian circle
Allegedly circular reasoning used by René Descartes to show that whatever he perceives "clearly and distinctly" is true. Descartes argues that clear and distinct perception is ...
Cartesian coordinates
Math. a system of coordinates for locating a point on a plane (Cartesian plane) by its distance from each of two intersecting lines, or in space by its distance from each of ...
Cartesian diver
a glass vessel partially filled with water and covered with an airtight membrane, containing a hollow object that is open at the bottom and contains just enough air to allow it ...
Cartesian doubt
Philos. willful suspension of all interpretations of experience that are not absolutely certain: used as a method of deriving, by elimination of such uncertainties, axioms upon ...
Cartesian product
Math. the collection of all ordered pairs of two given sets such that the first elements of the pairs are chosen from one set and the second elements from the other set: this ...
Cartesian space
Math. See Euclidean space. * * *
Cartesiancoordinate
Cartesian coordinate n. A member of the set of numbers that locates a point in a Cartesian coordinate system. * * *
Cartesiancoordinate system
Cartesian coordinate system top:two-dimensional coordinate system bottom: three-dimensional coordinate system Clarinda/Academy Artworks n. A coordinate system in which the ...
Cartesianism
See Cartesian. * * * Philosophical tradition derived from the philosophy of René Descartes. A form of rationalism, Cartesianism upholds a metaphysical dualism of two finite ...
Cartesianplane
Cartesian plane n. A plane having all points described by Cartesian coordinates. * * *
Cartesianproduct
Cartesian product n. A set of all pairs of elements (x, y) that can be constructed from given sets, X and Y, such that x belongs to X and y to Y. * * *
Carthage
—Carthaginian /kahr'theuh jin"ee euhn/, adj., n. /kahr"thij/, n. 1. an ancient city-state in N Africa, near modern Tunis: founded by the Phoenicians in the middle of the 9th ...
Carthage, Exarchate of
▪ historical province, Africa       semiautonomous African province of the Byzantine Empire, centred in the city of Carthage, in North Africa. It was established in the ...
Carthaginian
See Carthage. * * *
Carthaginian peace
1. the treaty by which Rome reduced Carthage to the status of a puppet state in 201 B.C. 2. any brutal peace treaty demanding total subjugation of the defeated side. * * *
carthorse
cart·horse (kärtʹhôrs') n. A strong horse used for pulling carts or other heavy loads. * * *
Carthusian
/kahr thooh"zheuhn/, Rom. Cath. Ch. n. 1. a member of a monastic order founded by St. Bruno in 1086 near Grenoble, France. adj. 2. pertaining to the Carthusians. [1520-30; < ML ...
Carthusians
➡ Charterhouse * * *
Cartier
/kahr"tee ay'/; Fr. /kannrdd tyay"/, n. 1. Sir George Étienne /zhawrddzh ay tyen"/, 1814-73, Canadian political leader: prime minister 1857-62, defense minister 1867-73. 2. ...
Cartier, Jacques
born 1491, Saint-Malo, Brittany, France died Sept. 1, 1557, near Saint-Malo French sailor and explorer. He was commissioned by Francis I to explore North America in the hope of ...
Cartier, Sir George Étienne
Car·tier (kär-tyāʹ, kärʹtē-ā'), Sir George Étienne. 1814-1873. Prime minister of Canada (1858-1862) who served jointly with Sir John Macdonald. He persuaded French ...
Cartier, Sir George Étienne, Baronet
born Sept. 6, 1814, St. Antoine, Lower Canada died May 20, 1873, London, Eng. Canadian prime minister jointly with John Macdonald (1858–62). He was elected as a Liberal to ...
Cartier, Sir George-Étienne, Baronet
▪ prime minister of Canada born Sept. 6, 1814, St. Antoine, Lower Canada [now Quebec] died May 20, 1873, London, Eng.  statesman, Canadian prime minister jointly with John A. ...
Cartier,Jacques
Cartier, Jacques. 1491-1557. French explorer who navigated the St. Lawrence River (1535) and laid claim to the region for France. * * *
Cartier-Bresson
/kannrdd tyay brdde sawonn"/, n. Henri /ahonn rddee"/, born 1908, French photographer. * * *
Cartier-Bresson, Henri
born Aug. 22, 1908, Chanteloup, Fr. died Aug. 3, 2004, Céreste French photographer. He studied art in Paris and literature and painting at the University of Cambridge. His ...
Cartier-Bresson,Henri
Car·tier-Bres·son (kär-tyā'brĕ-sôɴʹ), Henri. Born 1908. French photographer noted for his black-and-white documentary photographs of daily life. * * *
cartilage
/kahr"tl ij, kahrt"lij/, n. Anat., Zool. 1. a firm, elastic, flexible type of connective tissue of a translucent whitish or yellowish color; gristle. 2. a part or structure ...
cartilage bone
a bone that develops from cartilage. Cf. membrane bone. * * *
cartilagebone
cartilage bone n. A bone developed from cartilage. * * *
cartilaginous
/kahr'tl aj"euh neuhs/, adj. 1. of or resembling cartilage. 2. having a skeleton composed either entirely or mainly of cartilage, as vertebrates of the class Chondrichthyes, ...
cartilaginousfish
cartilaginous fish n. A fish whose skeleton consists mainly of cartilage, especially a member of the class Chondrichthyes, such as a shark, skate, or ray. * * *
Cartimandua
▪ queen of Brigantes flourished mid-1st century AD       queen of the Brigantes, a large tribe in northern Britain, whose rule depended upon support from the invading ...
Cartland
(1900–2000) an English writer of popular romantic fiction. She wrote over 700 books, and sold over a billion copies. She was also well known for encouraging people to eat ...
Cartland, Dame (Mary) Barbara (Hamilton)
born July 9, 1901, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Eng. died May 21, 2000, Hatfield, Hertfordshire English author. Her first novel, Jigsaw (1925), was a popular success. She wrote two ...
Cartland, Dame Barbara
▪ British author in full  Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland , married name  Barbara McCorquodale  born July 9, 1901, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Eng. died May 21, 2000, Hatfield, ...


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