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Cartland, Dame Barbara Hamilton
▪ 2001       British author (b. July 9, 1901, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Eng.—d. May 21, 2000, near Hatfield, Hertfordshire, Eng.), had a seven-decade-long career during ...
cartload
/kahrt"lohd'/, n. the amount a cart can hold. [1250-1300; ME. See CART, LOAD] * * *
cartogram
/kahr"teuh gram'/, n. a diagrammatic presentation in highly abstracted or simplified form, commonly of statistical data, on a map base or distorted map base. [1885-90; < F ...
cartographer
cartographer [kär täg′rə fər] n. 〚see CARTOGRAPHY〛 a person whose work is making maps or charts * * * See cartography. * * *
cartographic
See cartographer. * * *
cartographical
See cartographer. * * *
cartography
—cartograph /kahr"teuh graf', -grahf'/, n. —cartographer, n. —cartographic /kahr'teuh graf"ik/, cartographical, adj. —cartographically, adv. /kahr tog"reuh fee/, n. the ...
carton
/kahr"tn/, n. 1. a cardboard or plastic box used typically for storage or shipping. 2. the amount a carton can hold. 3. the contents of a carton. 4. a cardboardlike substance ...
Carton de Wiart, Henri, Comte
▪ Belgian statesman born January 31, 1869, Brussels died May 6, 1951, Brussels       statesman, jurist, and author who helped further governmental responsibility for ...
carton-pierre
Fr. /kannrdd tawonn pyerdd"/, n. papier-mâché decorated in imitation of wood, stone, or metal, and chiefly used for ornamental statuary or decorative motifs. [1840-50; < F: ...
cartonnier
/kahr'tn yay"/; Fr. /kannrdd taw nyay"/, n., pl. cartonniers /-tn yayz"/; Fr. /-taw nyay"/. Fr. Furniture. an ornamental box for papers, usually for placing on a desk. Also ...
cartoon
—cartoonish, adj. —cartoonist, n. /kahr toohn"/, n. 1. a sketch or drawing, usually humorous, as in a newspaper or periodical, symbolizing, satirizing, or caricaturing some ...
cartoonish
See cartoon. * * *
cartoonist
See cartoonish. * * *
cartoony
See cartoonish. * * *
cartop
/kahr"top'/, adj. of a size and shape suitable for carrying on the top of an automobile. Also, cartoppable. [1945-50; CAR1 + TOP1] * * *
cartopper
/kahr"top'euhr/, n. a small, open boat that can be carried atop an automobile. [CAR1 + TOP1 + -ER1] * * *
cartouche
/kahr toohsh"/, n. 1. Archit. a rounded, convex surface, usually surrounded with carved ornamental scrollwork, for receiving a painted or low-relief decoration, as an ...
cartridge
/kahr"trij/, n. 1. Also called cartouche. a cylindrical case of pasteboard, metal, or the like, for holding a complete charge of powder, and often also the bullet or the shot for ...
cartridge belt
a belt of leather or webbing with loops for carrying cartridges or pockets for clips of cartridges. [1870-75] * * *
cartridge brass
brass composed of about 70 percent copper and 30 percent zinc. * * *
cartridge clip
a metal frame or container holding cartridges for a magazine rifle or automatic pistol. * * *
cartridgebelt
cartridge belt n. A belt with loops or pockets for carrying ammunition or other kinds of equipment. * * *
cartridgeclip
cartridge clip n. A metal container or frame for holding cartridges to be loaded into an automatic rifle or pistol. Also called ammunition clip. * * *
cartulary
/kahr"choo ler'ee/, n., pl. cartularies. chartulary. * * *
cartwheel
—cartwheeler, n. /kahrt"hweel', -weel'/, n. 1. the wheel of a cart. 2. an acrobatic feat in which a person starts from a standing position, with arms extended, and wheels the ...
Cartwright
/kahrt"ruyt'/, n. 1. Edmund, 1743-1822, English clergyman: inventor of the power-driven loom. 2. his brother, John, 1740-1824, English parliamentary reformer. * * *
Cartwright, Alexander (Joy)
born April 17, 1820, New York, N.Y., U.S. died July 12, 1892, Honolulu, Hawaii U.S. surveyor and baseball enthusiast. Cartwright was a founder of the amateur New York ...
Cartwright, Alexander Joy
▪ American sportsman born April 17, 1820, New York City died July 12, 1892, Honolulu  chief codifier of the baseball rules from which the present rules were ...
Cartwright, Edmund
born April 24, 1743, Marnham, Nottinghamshire, Eng. died Oct. 30, 1823, Hastings, Sussex British inventor. On visiting Richard Arkwright's cotton-spinning mills, he was ...
Cartwright, John
▪ British politician byname  Major Cartwright   born Sept. 17, 1740, Marnham, Nottinghamshire, Eng. died Sept. 23, 1824, London       advocate of radical reform of ...
Cartwright, Peter
▪ American minister born Sept. 1, 1785, Amherst County, Va., U.S. died Sept. 25, 1872, near Pleasant Plains, Ill.  Methodist circuit rider of the American ...
Cartwright, Sir Richard John
▪ Canadian statesman born Dec. 4, 1835, Kingston, Upper Canada died Sept. 24, 1912, Kingston, Ont., Can.  statesman and finance minister of Canada's Liberal Party; he ...
Cartwright, William
▪ British writer born December 1611, Ashchurch, Tewkesbury, Eng. died Nov. 29, 1643, Oxford, Oxfordshire       British writer greatly admired in his day as a poet, ...
Cartwright,Edmund
Cart·wright (kärtʹrīt'), Edmund. 1743-1823. British cleric and inventor of the power loom (1785-1790). * * *
Caruaru
/kahr'weuh rooh"/; Port. /kah'rddwah rddooh"/, n. a city in E Brazil, W of Recife. 101,006. * * * ▪ Brazil       city, eastern Pernambuco estado (state), northeastern ...
carucate
—carucated, adj. /kar"oo kayt', -yoo-/, n. an old English unit of land-area measurement, varying from 60 to 160 acres. [1375-1425; late ME < ML carrucata, equiv. to car(r)uc(a) ...
caruncle
—caruncular /keuh rung"kyeuh leuhr/, carunculous, adj. /kar"ung keuhl, keuh rung"-/, n. 1. Bot. a protuberance at or surrounding the hilum of a seed. 2. Zool. a fleshy ...
caruncular
See caruncle. * * *
carunculate
/keuh rung"kyeuh lit, -layt'/, adj. having a caruncle. Also, carunculated. [1825-35; < NL carunculatus. See CARUNCLE, -ATE1] * * *
carunculated
See caruncular. * * *
Carúpano
/kah rddooh"pah naw/, n. a seaport in N Venezuela. 46,155. * * * ▪ Venezuela       city, northern Sucre estado (state), northeastern Venezuela. It was founded in 1647 ...
Carus
▪ Roman emperor in full  Marcus Aurelius Carus  died 283       Roman emperor 282–283.       Carus was probably from either Gaul or Illyricum and had served ...
Caruso
/keuh rooh"soh/; It. /kah rddooh"zaw/, n. Enrico /en ree"koh/; It. /en rddee"kaw/, 1873-1921, Italian operatic tenor. * * *
Caruso, David
▪ 1995       After emerging from virtual obscurity in late 1993 to become the actor labeled "TV's hunkiest tough guy" by early 1994 only to be branded a television ...
Caruso, Enrico
orig. Errico Caruso born Feb. 27, 1873, Naples, Italy died Aug. 2, 1921, Naples Italian tenor. Apprenticed to a mechanical engineer at age 10, at 18 he began to sing in public ...
Caruso,Enrico
Ca·ru·so (kə-ro͞oʹsō, -zō), Enrico. 1873-1921. Library of Congress Italian operatic tenor who with his powerful, pure, emotive voice is considered one of the greatest ...
carvacrol
/kahr"veuh krawl', -krohl'/, n. a colorless, thick, oily liquid, C10H14O, having a mintlike odor: used chiefly as a disinfectant, as a fungicide, and as a scent in the ...
Carvajal y Mendoza, Luisa de
▪ Spanish missionary born Jan. 2, 1568, Jaraicejo, Extremadura, Spain died Jan. 2, 1614, London, Eng.       missionary who, moved by the execution of the Jesuit Henry ...
Carvaka
▪ Indian philosophy also called  Lokayata (Sanskrit: “Worldly Ones”)        a quasi-philosophical Indian school of materialists who rejected the notion of an ...
Carvalho, Apolonio Pinto de
▪ 2006  Brazilian politician and activist (b. Feb. 9?, 1912, Corumbá, Braz.—d. Sept. 23, 2005, Rio de Janeiro, Braz.), battled fascists at home, in Spain, and in France. He ...
carve
—carver, n. /kahrv/, v., carved, carving. v.t. 1. to cut (a solid material) so as to form something: to carve a piece of pine. 2. to form from a solid material by cutting: to ...
carvel
/kahr"veuhl/, n. caravel. [late ME carvile < D karveel CARAVEL] * * *
carvel construction
▪ naval architecture       type of ship construction characteristic in Mediterranean waters during the Middle Ages, as contrasted with clinker construction in northern ...
carvel-built
/kahr"veuhl bilt'/, adj. (of a ship's hull) formed of planks laid close on the frames so as to present a smooth exterior. Cf. clinker-built (def. 2). [1790-1800] * * *
carven
/kahr"veuhn/, adj. Archaic. carved. [See CARVE, -EN3; r. ME corven, OE corfen (ptp.)] * * *
Carver
/kahr"veuhr/, n. 1. George Washington, 1864?-1943, U.S. botanist and chemist. 2. John, 1575?-1621, Pilgrim leader: first governor of Plymouth Colony 1620-21. 3. Raymond, 1938-88, ...
Carver chair
a chair of 17th-century New England, having a frame formed entirely of turned pieces, a back filled with several spindles, and no spindles between the arms and the seat. Cf. ...
Carver, George Washington
born 1861?, near Diamond Grove, Mo., U.S. died Jan. 5, 1943, Tuskegee, Ala. U.S. agricultural chemist and agronomist. Born a slave, Carver lived until age 10 or 12 on his ...
Carver, John
▪ British colonial governor born c. 1576, Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire, England died April 15, 1621, Plymouth, Mass.       first governor of the Pilgrim settlement at ...
Carver, Jonathan
born April 13, 1710, Weymouth, Mass. died Jan. 31, 1780, London, Eng. American explorer. He served in the French and Indian War. In 1766 he was sent by Maj. Robert Rogers to ...
Carver, Raymond
▪ American author born May 25, 1938, Clatskanie, Ore., U.S. died Aug. 2, 1988, Port Angeles, Wash.       American short-story writer and poet whose realistic writings ...
Carver, Richard Michael Power Carver, Baron
▪ 2002       British field marshal (b. April 24, 1915, Bletchingley, Surrey, Eng.—d. Dec. 9, 2001, Fareham, Hampshire, Eng.), rose steadily through the military ranks ...
Carver, Robert
▪ Scottish composer born c. 1490, , Scotland? died 1547?       outstanding Scottish composer whose extant works include five masses and two motets. One of the motets, ...
Carver,George Washington
Car·ver (kärʹvər), George Washington. 1864?-1943. American botanist, agricultural chemist, and educator who developed hundreds of uses for the peanut, soybean, and sweet ...
Carver,John
Carver, John. 1576?-1621. English-born Pilgrim colonist who was the first governor of Plymouth Colony (1620-1621). * * *
carvery
/kahr"veuh ree/, n., pl. carveries. 1. a restaurant, hotel dining room, etc., that specializes in roasted meats and poultry carved to the diner's request. 2. the selection of ...
carving
/kahr"ving/, n. 1. the act of fashioning or producing by cutting into or shaping solid material, as wood. 2. a carved design or figure. [See CARVE, -ING1] * * *
carving fork
a fork used in carving meat, commonly having two long tines and, at the base of the handle, a projection on which to rest the forefinger and thumb. [1670-80] * * *
carving knife
a large, sharp knife for carving or slicing meat. [1400-50; late ME] * * *
carwash
☆ carwash [kär′wôsh΄ ] n. an establishment at which automobiles are washed: also car wash * * * car wash n. 1. A place or business equipped for washing cars and other ...
Cary
/kair"ee, kar"ee/, n. 1. Alice, 1820-71, U.S. poet (sister of Phoebe Cary). 2. (Arthur) Joyce (Lunel) /loohn"l/, 1888-1957, English novelist. 3. Henry Francis, 1772-1844, British ...
Cary Grant
➡ Grant (I) * * *
Cary sisters
▪ American poets       American poets whose work was both moralistic and idealistic. Alice Cary (b. April 26, 1820, Mount Healthy, near Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.—d. Feb. ...
Cary, (Arthur) Joyce (Lunel)
Cary, (Arthur) Joyce (Lunel). 1888-1957. British writer whose novels, including The Horse's Mouth (1944), concern the necessity of personal freedom. * * * born Dec. 7, 1888, ...
Cary, Annie Louise
▪ American singer original name  Ann Louisa Cary  born Oct. 22, 1841, Wayne, Maine, U.S. died April 3, 1921, Norwalk, Conn.       opera singer whose rich dramatic ...
Cary, Elisabeth Luther
▪ American critic born May 18, 1867, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S. died July 13, 1936, Brooklyn       American art and literary critic, best remembered as art critic of The New ...
Cary, Henry Francis
▪ British biographer born Dec. 6, 1772, Gibraltar died Aug. 14, 1844, London, Eng.       English biographer and translator, best known for his blank verse translation ...
Cary, Joyce
▪ British author in full  Arthur Joyce Lunel Cary   born Dec. 7, 1888, Londonderry, Ire. died March 29, 1957, Oxford, Eng.  English novelist who developed a trilogy form in ...
caryatid
—caryatidal, adj. /kar'ee at"id/, n., pl. caryatids, caryatides /-i deez'/. Archit. a sculptured female figure used as a column. Cf. atlas (def. 5). [1555-65; < L Caryatides ...
caryatidal
See caryatid. * * *
caryatidean
See caryatidal. * * *
caryatidic
See caryatidal. * * *
Caryl
/kar"euhl/, n. a male or female given name. * * *
Caryl Churchill
➡ Churchill (I) * * *
Caryn
/kar"in/, n. a female given name. * * *
caryo-
var. of karyo-. * * *
Caryophyllaceae
▪ plant family       the pink, or carnation, family of flowering plants (order Caryophyllales), comprising some 86 genera and 2,200 species of herbaceous annuals and ...
caryophyllaceous
/kar'ee oh feuh lay"sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Caryophyllaceae, the pink family of plants. Cf. pink family. [1825-35; < NL Caryophyllace(ae) the family (Caryophyll(us) a ...
Caryophyllales
▪ plant order Introduction   pink or carnation order of dicotyledonous flowering plants. The order includes 33 families, which contain more than 11,000 species in 692 ...
caryopsis
/kar'ee op"sis/ n., pl. caryopses /-seez/, caryopsides /-si deez'/. Bot. a small, one-celled, one-seeded, dry indehiscent fruit with the pericarp adherent to the seed coat, the ...
CAS
CAS abbr. Certificate of Advanced Study. * * *
casa
/kah"seuh, -sah/, n. Southwestern U.S. a house. [1835-45, Amer.; < Sp < L: hut, cabin] * * *
Casa Grande
/kah"sah grahn"day, -dee, -seuh-/ 1. a national monument in S Arizona, near the Gila River: ruins of a prehistoric culture. 2. a town in central Arizona. 14,971. * * * ▪ ...
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Preserve, southern Arizona, U.S. Established in 1918, it occupies 472 acres (191 hectares). The site's pre-Columbian ruins are dominated by the Casa Grande ("Big House"), a ...
Casa, Giovanni Della
▪ Italian poet born , June 28, 1503, La Casa, Mugello, Tuscany [Italy] died Nov. 14, 1556, Montepulciano, Siena       Italian bishop, poet, and translator who is ...
casaba
/keuh sah"beuh/, n. a variety of the winter melon, Cucumis melo inodorus, having a wrinkled, yellow rind and sweet, juicy, greenish flesh. Also, cassaba. Also called casaba ...
Casabianca
/kann zann byahonn kann"/, n. Louis de /lwee deuh/, c1755-98, French naval officer. * * *
Casablanca
/kas'euh blang"keuh, kah'seuh blahng"keuh/, n. a seaport in NW Morocco: wartime conference of Roosevelt and Churchill, January, 1943. 2,139,204. * * * Coastal city (pop., 1994: ...
Casablanca Conference
(Jan. 12–23, 1943) Meeting during World War II at Casablanca, Morocco, between Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. They planned future global military strategy for the ...
Casadesus
/kah'seuh day"seuhs/; Fr. /kann sanndeu syuus"/, n. Robert /rob"euhrt/; Fr. /rddaw berdd"/, 1899-1972, French pianist and composer. * * *
Casadesus, Robert
▪ French pianist born April 7, 1899, Paris died Sept. 19, 1972, Paris  French pianist and composer best known for his playing of the French repertoire.       He was a ...
Casal, Julián del
▪ Cuban poet born Nov. 7, 1863, Havana died Oct. 21, 1893, Havana       poet who was one of the most important forerunners of the Modernist movement in Latin ...
Casale Monferrato
▪ Italy       town, Piemonte ( Piedmont) region, northwestern Italy, on the Po River in the Monferrato Hills east of Turin. It was founded in the 8th century on the site ...
Casals
/keuh salz", -sahlz", kah sahlz"/; Sp. /kah sahls"/, n. Pablo /pah"bloh/; Sp. /pah"vlaw/, 1876-1973, Spanish cellist, conductor, and composer; in France after 1936; in Puerto ...
Casals, Pablo
▪ Spanish musician Catalan  Pau Casals  born December 29, 1876, Vendrell, Spain died October 22, 1973, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico  Spanish-born cellist and conductor, known ...
Casals, Pablo (Carlos Salvador Defilló)
orig. Pau Casals born Dec. 29, 1876, Vendrell, Spain died Oct. 22, 1973, Río Piedras, P.R. Spanish (Catalan)-born U.S. cellist and conductor. He received early instruction ...
Casals,Pablo
Ca·sals (kə-sălzʹ, -sälzʹ), Pablo. 1876-1973. Spanish cellist, conductor, and composer considered the greatest cellist of his time. * * *
Casamance
▪ region, Senegal       region of Senegal that lies south of The Gambia along the Casamance River. The region has ample rainfall, abundant in the south, and the lower ...
Casamance River
River, Senegal. Rising in southern Senegal, it flows west between The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau and empties into the Atlantic Ocean after a course of about 200 mi (322 km). Only ...
Casanova
—Casanovanic /kaz'euh noh van"ik, kas'-/, adj. /kaz'euh noh"veuh, kas'-/; It. /kah'sah naw"vah/, n. 1. Giovanni Jacopo /jaw vahn"nee yah"kaw paw/, 1725-98, Italian adventurer ...
Casanova de Seingalt,Giovanni Jacopo
Cas·a·no·va de Sein·galt (kăs'ə-nōʹvə də săɴ-gältʹ, kăz'-, kä'sä-nōʹvä), Giovanni Jacopo. 1725-1798. Italian adventurer who after his expulsion from a ...
Casanova, Giovanni Giacomo
born April 2, 1725, Venice died June 4, 1798, Dux, Bohemia Italian ecclesiastic, writer, soldier, spy, and diplomatist. Expelled from a seminary for scandalous conduct, he ...
casaque
/kann zannk"/, n., pl. casaques /-zannk"/. French. a loose-fitting blouse for women. * * *
Casares, Maria-Victoria
▪ 1997       Spanish-born French tragedienne who brought her regal bearing, deep voice, and expressive eyes to such classic stage roles as Phaedra and Medea during her ...
Casaroli, Agostino Cardinal
▪ 1999       Italian Roman Catholic priest and diplomat who from the 1960s served as the Vatican's liaison to the communist bloc and from 1979 to 1990 was secretary of ...
Casas
/kah"sahs/, n. Bartolomé de las /bahrdd'taw law me" dhe lahs/. See Las Casas, Bartolomé de. * * *
Casas Grandes
▪ Mexico       town on the Casas Grandes River, in the northwestern corner of Chihuahua estado (“state”), northern Mexico. When it was settled by the Spaniards in ...
Casaubon
/keuh saw"beuhn/; Fr. /kann zoh bawonn"/, n. Isaac /uy"zeuhk/; Fr. /ee zannk"/, 1559-1614, French classical scholar. * * *
Casaubon, Isaac
▪ French scholar born Feb. 18, 1559, Geneva [Switzerland] died July 1, 1614, London, Eng.       French classical scholar and theologian who was one of the leading ...
Casbah
/kaz"beuh, -bah, kahz"-/, n. Kasbah. * * *
cascabel
/kas"keuh bel'/, n. a knoblike projection at the rear of the breech of a muzzleloading cannon. [1630-40; < Sp: little round bell, rattle < OPr cascavel, akin to ML *cascabellus, ...
cascade
—cascader, n. /kas kayd"/, n., v., cascaded, cascading. n. 1. a waterfall descending over a steep, rocky surface. 2. a series of shallow or steplike waterfalls, either natural ...
cascade particle
Physics. the least massive member of the xi particle family. Also called cascade hyperon. * * *
Cascade Range
a mountain range extending from N California to W Canada: highest peak, Mt. Rainier, 14,408 ft. (4322 m). Also called the Cascades. * * * Mountain range, western U.S. A ...
Cascade Tunnel
▪ tunnel, Washington, United States       one of the longest railroad tunnels in the United States, located in central Washington about 60 miles (100 km) east of ...
cascademolecule
cascade molecule n. See dendrimer. * * *
CascadeRange
Cas·cade Range (kă-skādʹ) A mountain chain of western Canada and the United States extending about 1,126 km (700 mi) south from British Columbia through western Washington ...
Cascades
a mountain range that runs from northern California in the US to British Columbia in Canada. The range includes Mount Rainier and Mount St Helens. * * *
cascara
/kas kair"euh/, n. a buckthorn, Rhamnus purshiana, of the Pacific coast of the U.S., having finely toothed leaves and flowers in umbels and yielding cascara sagrada. Also called ...
cascara sagrada
/seuh gray"deuh, -grah"-, -grad"euh/ 1. cascara. 2. the bark of the cascara, used as a cathartic or laxative. [1880-85; < Sp: lit., sacred bark] * * * ▪ ...
cascarasagrada
cascara sa·gra·da (sə-gräʹdə) n. The dried bark of the cascara buckthorn, used as a laxative.   [American Spanish cáscara sagrada: Spanish cáscara, bark + Spanish ...
cascarilla
/kas'keuh ril"euh/, n. 1. Also called cascarilla bark. the bitter, aromatic bark of a West Indian shrub, Croton eluteria, of the spurge family, used as a tonic. 2. the shrub ...
Cascina
▪ Italy       town, Toscana ( Tuscany) regione, central Italy. Local mineral springs are used to treat rheumatism. The town's Church of Santa Maria, built in Pisan ...
Casco Bay
/kas"koh/ a bay in SW Maine. * * *
CascoBay
Cas·co Bay (kăsʹkō) A deep inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in southwest Maine. The bay, with its wooded, hilly islands, is a popular vacation area. * * *
case
case1 —caseless, adj. —caselessly, adv. /kays/, n. 1. an instance of the occurrence, existence, etc., of something: Sailing in such a storm was a case of poor judgment. 2. ...
case bay
Carpentry. (in a roof or floor) the section between two principals. [1875-80] * * *
case card
case (def. 10). * * *
case ending
Gram. a suffix on an inflected noun, pronoun, or adjective that indicates its grammatical function. [1870-75] * * *
case glass
glass composed of two or more layers of glass in different colors, often having the top layer cut or ground away so that the lower layer can serve as background or ...
case goods
furniture designed for storage, as cupboards, chests of drawers, or wardrobes. [1920-25] * * *
case grammar
Ling. a form of generative grammar that views case roles, as agent, experiencer, instrument, and object, based on the semantic relationship of noun phrases to verbs, to be basic ...
case history
all the relevant information or material gathered about an individual, family, group, etc., and arranged so as to serve as an organized record and have analytic value for a ...
case knife
1. a knife carried or kept in a case or sheath. 2. a table knife. [1695-1705] * * *
case law
law established by judicial decisions in particular cases, instead of by legislative action. [1860-65] * * *
case method
1. Also called case-study method /kays"stud"ee/. the teaching or elucidation of a subject or issue through analysis and discussion of actual cases, as in business education. 2. ...
case shot
a collection of small projectiles in a case, to be fired from a cannon. Also called canister, canister shot. [1665-75] * * *
case study
1. a study of an individual unit, as a person, family, or social group, usually emphasizing developmental issues and relationships with the environment, esp. in order to compare ...
case system
a method of teaching or studying law that focuses on analysis and discussion of cases. [1885-90] * * *
Case Western Reserve University
▪ university, Cleveland, Ohio, United States       independent, coeducational research university in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. The university operates professional schools ...
Case, Stephen
born Aug. 21, 1958, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. U.S. businessman. In 1985 he cofounded Quantum Computer Services, whose name was changed in 1991 to America Online (AOL). As chairman ...
Case, Steve
▪ 2001       During the closing months of 1999, Steve Case, the boyish-looking 41-year-old cofounder and CEO of Internet service provider (ISP) America Online, Inc. ...
casease
casease [kā′sē ās΄] n. 〚 CASE( + -ASE〛 an enzyme made from bacterial cultures, that dissolves casein and albumin: used in the process of ripening cheese * * *
caseate
/kay"see ayt'/, v.i., caseated, caseating. Pathol. to undergo caseation. [1870-75; < L case(us) CHEESE + -ATE1] * * *
caseation
/kay'see ay"sheuhn/, n. 1. Pathol. transformation of tissue into a soft cheeselike mass, as in tuberculosis. 2. Biochem. the formation of cheese from casein during the ...
casebearer
▪ larva       any larva of a group of moths (order Lepidoptera) that are characteristically light brown with dark heads and feed on apple, birch, cherry, and willow ...
casebearing beetle
▪ insect       any member of several groups within the leaf beetle family, Chrysomelidae (insect order Coleoptera). As she lays her eggs, the female covers each one with ...
casebook
/kays"book'/, n. a book in which detailed records of a case are kept and from which illustrative material can be taken in the presentation of a thesis, lecture, or the ...
casebound
/kays"bownd'/, adj. Bookbinding. 1. bound in hard covers. 2. bound by gluing sewn sheets into a separately made cover. [CASE2 + BOUND1] * * *
casebox
/kays"boks'/, n. Faro. a device, similar to an abacus, for recording the cards as they are drawn from the dealing box. Also called case. [CASE2 + BOX1] * * *
casefy
/kay"seuh fuy'/, v.t., v.i., casefied, casefying. to make or become like cheese. [ < L case(us) CHEESE + -FY] * * *
casegoods
case goods pl.n. 1. a. Pieces of furniture, such as bookcases or chests of drawers, that provide interior storage space. b. Pieces of dining or bedroom furniture sold as ...
caseharden
/kays"hahr'dn/, v.t. 1. Metall. to make the outside surface of (an alloy having an iron base) hard by carburizing and heat treatment, leaving the interior tough and ductile. 2. ...
casehistory
case history n. A detailed account of the facts affecting the development or condition of a person or group under treatment or study, especially in medicine, psychiatry, or ...
casein
/kay"seen, -see in, kay seen"/, n. 1. Biochem. a protein precipitated from milk, as by rennet, and forming the basis of cheese and certain plastics. 2. Fine Arts. a. an emulsion ...
casein glue
a glue made from casein, used for plywood, cabinetwork, etc. [1885-90] * * *
casein painting
▪ art       painting executed with colours ground in a solution of casein, a phosphoprotein of milk precipitated by heating with an acid or by lactic acid in souring. In ...
casein point
case in point n. pl. cases in point A relevant illustrative example. * * *
caseinate
/kay"see nayt', -see euh-, kay see"nayt/, n. Chem. a metallic salt of casein. [CASEIN + -ATE2] * * *
caseinogen
caseinogen [kā΄sē in′ō jən] n. 〚 CASEIN + -O- + -GEN〛 Brit. the casein in fresh milk before it reacts with rennin * * *
casekeeper
/kays"kee'peuhr/, n. Faro. the person who records in the casebox a tally of cards as they appear in the box. [1865-70; CASE2 + KEEPER] * * *
caseknife
case knife n. 1. A knife kept in a sheath or case. 2. A table knife. * * *
caselaw
case law n. Law based on judicial decision and precedent rather than on statutes. * * *
Casella, Alfredo
▪ Italian composer born July 25, 1883, Turin, Italy died March 5, 1947, Rome       composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher whose cosmopolitan outlook permeated ...
caseload
/kays"lohd'/, n. the number of cases handled by a court, an agency, a social worker, etc., either at any given moment or over a stated period. Also, case load. [1945-50; CASE1 + ...
casemaker
/kays"may'keuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that makes cases, esp. for books. 2. a worker on leather articles who pastes the pieces together for sewing. [1325-75; ME. See CASE2, ...
casemaking clothes moth
/kays"may'king/. See under clothes moth. * * *
casemate
—casemated, adj. /kays"mayt'/, n. 1. an armored enclosure for guns in a warship. 2. a vault or chamber, esp. in a rampart, with embrasures for artillery. [1565-75; < MF < OIt ...
casemated
See casemate. * * *
casement
—casemented, adj. /kays"meuhnt/, n. 1. a window sash opening on hinges that are generally attached to the upright side of its frame. 2. Also called casement window. a window ...
Casement
/kays"meuhnt/, n. (Sir) Roger (David), 1864-1916, Irish patriot: hanged by the British for treason. * * *
casement cloth
a sheer fabric made of a variety of fibers, used for window curtains and as backing for heavy drapery or decorative fabrics. [1900-05] * * *
casement door.
See French door. * * *
casement window
▪ architecture       earliest form of movable window, wood or metal framed, with hinges or pivots at the upright side of the vertically hung sash, so that it opens ...
Casement, Sir Roger
▪ British politician in full  Sir Roger David Casement   born Sept. 1, 1864, Kingstown [now Dún Laoghaire], County Dublin, Ire. died Aug. 3, 1916, London, ...
Casement, Sir Roger (David)
born Sept. 1, 1864, Kingstown, County Dublin, Ire. died Aug. 3, 1916, London, Eng. British civil servant and Irish rebel. As British consul in Africa (1895–1904) and Brazil ...
Casement,Sir Roger David
Case·ment (kāsʹmənt), Sir Roger David. 1864-1916. British diplomat who sought German assistance in the Irish nationalist cause during World War I and was executed for ...
casemented
See casement. * * *
caseose
caseose [kā′sē ōs΄] n. 〚 CASE( + -OSE2〛 a soluble protein derivative formed during the digestion of casein * * *
caseous
/kay"see euhs/, adj. of or like cheese. [1655-65; < L case(us) CHEESE + -OUS] * * *
casern
/keuh serrn"/, n. a lodging for soldiers in a garrison town; barracks. Also, caserne. [1690-1700; < F caserne, orig. small room for guardsmen < OPr cazerna foursome < L quaterna, ...
Caseros
▪ Argentina       cabecera (county seat) of Tres de Febrero partido (county), in Gran (Greater) Buenos Aires, eastern Argentina, immediately west of the city of Buenos ...
Caserta
Ca·ser·ta (kə-zĕrʹtə, kä-zĕrʹtä) A city of southern Italy north-northeast of Naples. German World War II forces in Italy surrendered to the Allies here on April 29, ...
caseshot
case shot n. 1. a. A shot-packed metallic cylinder used as ammunition in a firearm; a canister. b. The shot in such a cylinder. 2. A shrapnel shell. * * *
casestudy
case study n. 1. A detailed analysis of a person or group, especially as a model of medical, psychiatric, psychological, or social phenomena. 2. a. A detailed intensive study of ...
casesystem
case system n. A method of teaching law that emphasizes the study of selected cases rather than textbooks. * * *
casework
casework1 /kays"werrk'/, n. 1. the work of investigation, advice, supervision, etc., by social workers or the like, in cases handled by them. 2. Sociol. a close study of ...
caseworker
/kays"werr'keuhr/, n. 1. a person who does casework. 2. an investigator, esp. of a social agency, who aids disadvantaged individuals or families chiefly by analysis of their ...
caseworm
/kays"werrm'/, n. a caddisworm or other insect larva that constructs a case around its body. [1600-10; CASE2 + WORM] * * *
Casey
/kay"see/, n. a male given name: from an Irish word meaning "brave." * * *
Casey at the Bat
a popular US poem (1888) by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, about a great baseball player who fails. Casey has a chance to win the game but he strikes out (= fails to hit the ball three ...
Casey Jones
a popular US song about a brave railway engineer called John Luther (‘Casey’) Jones (1864–1900). When the train he was driving was about to crash, Jones stayed on it to ...
Casey Kasem
➡ Kasem * * *
Casey, Albert Vincent
▪ 2005       American businessman (b. Feb. 28, 1920, Boston, Mass.—d. July 10, 2004, Dallas, Texas), led American Airlines through the first years of deregulation and ...
Casey, William J.
▪ United States government official in full  William Joseph Casey   born March 13, 1913, Elmhurst, Queens, N.Y., U.S. died May 6, 1987, Glen Cove, N.Y.       powerful ...
cash
cash1 —cashable, adj. —cashability, n. —cashableness, n. /kash/, n. 1. money in the form of coins or banknotes, esp. that issued by a government. 2. money or an equivalent, ...
Cash
/kash/, n. John (Johnny), born 1932, U.S. country-and-western singer, musician, and composer. * * * (as used in expressions) cash flow Cash Johnny Penney James Cash * * *
cash account
1. an account in which all transactions are in money. 2. Finance. an account in which purchases are paid for in full, as distinguished from purchasing on credit or margin. * * *
cash audit
an audit confined to cash transactions for a prescribed period, for the purpose of determining the amount of cash on hand or on deposit in a bank. * * *
cash bar
a bar selling drinks to persons attending a special function: There will be a cash bar available at the reception. Cf. open bar. * * *
cash basis
a method of recording income and expenses in which each item is entered as received or paid. Cf. accrual basis. * * *
cash cow
Informal. any business venture, operation, or product that is a dependable source of income or profit. * * *
cash crop
1. any crop that is considered easily marketable, as wheat or cotton. 2. a crop for direct sale in a market, as distinguished from a crop for use as livestock feed or for other ...
cash customer
a purchaser who pays cash rather than by check, credit card, or charge account. * * *
cash discount
1. a term of sale by which the buyer deducts a percentage from the bill if it is paid immediately in cash or within a stipulated period by check or cash. 2. the amount ...
cash flow
the sum of the after-tax profit of a business plus depreciation and other noncash charges: used as an indication of internal funds available for stock dividends, purchase of ...
cash for questions
(in Britain) the name given to events in 1996 when some Conservative Members of Parliament were accused of accepting money from business people in order to ask questions for them ...
cash journal
cashbook. * * *
cash letter
Banking. a deposit list from one bank to another containing items to be credited to the account of the depositing bank. * * *
cash machine
cash machine n. ATM1 * * *
cash machine.
See automated-teller machine. * * *
cash money
South Midland and Southern U.S. cash, as distinguished from a check or money order. [1895-1900; Amer.] * * *
cash on delivery
cash on delivery n. 1. cash payment when a purchase or shipment is delivered 2. with cash paid at time of delivery * * *
cash on delivery.
See C.O.D. [1850-55] * * *
cash register
a business machine that indicates to customers the amounts of individual sales, has a money drawer from which to make change, records and totals receipts, and may automatically ...
cash value
Insurance. the nonforfeiture value of a life-insurance policy payable to the insured in cash upon its surrender. Also called cash surrender value, surrender value. [1895-1900] * ...
Cash, John R.
▪ 2004 “Johnny”        American singer-songwriter (b. Feb. 26, 1932, Kingsland, Ark.—d. Sept. 12, 2003, Nashville, Tenn.), was a country-and-western legend whose ...
Cash, Johnny
orig. J.R. Cash born Feb. 26, 1932, Kingsland, Ark., U.S. died Sept. 12, 2003, Nashville, Tenn. U.S. singer and songwriter. He learned guitar and began writing songs during ...
Cash, June Carter
▪ 2004       American singer, songwriter, and actress (b. June 23, 1929, Maces Spring, Va.—d. May 15, 2003, Nashville, Tenn.), began her long career in country music ...
Cash, Rosalind
▪ 1996       U.S. stage and screen actress who performed with the Negro Ensemble Company and was especially noted for her portrayal of the daughter in Ceremonies in Dark ...
Cash, W.J.
▪ American author, editor, and journalist in full  Wilbur Joseph Cash   born May 2, 1900, Gaffney, S.C., U.S. died July 1, 1941, Mexico City, Mex.       American ...
Cash,John
Cash (kăsh), John. Known as “Johnny.” Born 1932. American country and western singer and songwriter best known for his songs about poverty and the downtrodden, including ...
cash-and-carry
/kash"euhn kar"ee/, adj. 1. sold for cash payment and no delivery service. 2. operated on such a basis: a cash-and-carry business. [1915-20] * * *
cash-flow
See cash flow. * * *
cash-in
/kash"in'/, n. redemption, as of mutual-fund shares. [1935-40; n. use of v. phrase cash in] * * *
cash-out
/kash"owt'/, n. 1. Also, cashout. a direct cash payment or a cash profit or remainder: The store owner lived on a cash-out of fifty dollars a day. 2. a payment of winnings or a ...
cashaw
/keuh shaw"/, n. cushaw. * * *
cashbar
cash bar n. A bar, such as one at a large party, where drinks are sold by the glass. * * *
cashbook
/kash"book'/, n. a book in which to record money received and paid out. [1615-25; CASH1 + BOOK] * * *
cashbox
/kash"boks'/, n. a box or container for money, esp. with compartments for coins and bills of different denominations. [1825-35; CASH1 + BOX1] * * *
cashcow
cash cow n. Slang A steady dependable source of funds or income: “a collapse of its profitable cash cow, the clusters of word-processing machines” (Christian Science ...
cashcrop
cash crop n. A crop, such as tobacco, grown for direct sale rather than for livestock feed. * * *
cashdiscount
cash discount n. A reduction in the price of an item for sale allowed if payment is made within a stipulated period. * * *
cashdrawer
/kash"drawr'/, n. a drawer, as in a cash register, that has separate compartments for coins and bills of different denominations. [CASH1 + DRAWER] * * *
Cashel
▪ Ireland Irish  Caiseal    town and urban district, County Tipperary, southern Ireland, about 30 miles (50 km) east-southeast of Limerick. The town's landscape is ...
cashew
/kash"ooh, keuh shooh"/, n. 1. a tree, Anacardium occidentale, native to tropical America, having milky juice, simple, leathery leaves, and yellowish-pink flowers in open ...
cashew family
the plant family Anacardiaceae, typified by trees, shrubs, or vines having resinous and sometimes poisonous juice, alternate leaves, small flowers, and a nut or fleshy fruit, and ...
cashewapple
cashew apple n. The soft, swollen, pear-shaped edible stalk of the fruit of the cashew. * * *
cashewnut
cashew nut n. The edible seed of the cashew tree. * * *
cashflow
cash flow n. 1. The pattern of income and expenditures, as of a company or person, and the resulting availability of cash: The city improved its cash flow by borrowing against ...
cashier
cashier1 /ka shear"/, n. 1. an employee, as in a market or department store, who collects payments for customer purchases. 2. an executive who has charge of money, esp. one who ...
cashier's check
a check drawn by a bank on its own funds and signed by its cashier. [1865-70, Amer.] * * *
cashier'scheck
ca·shier's check (kă-shîrzʹ) n. A check drawn by a bank on its own funds and signed by the bank's cashier. * * *
Cashin, Bonnie
▪ 2001       American fashion designer (b. Sept. 28, 1915, Oakland, Calif.—d. Feb. 3, 2000, New York, N.Y.), was a highly influential innovator who created ...
cashless
—cashlessness, n. /kash"lis/, adj. having or using no cash. [1825-35; CASH1 + -LESS] * * *
cashless society
a society in which purchases of goods or services are made by credit card or electronic funds transferral rather than with cash or checks. Also called checkless ...
cashmachine
cash machine n. See automated teller machine. * * *
cashmere
/kazh"mear, kash"-/, n. 1. the fine, downy wool at the roots of the hair of the Kashmir goat. 2. a garment made of this wool. 3. a yarn made from this wool. 4. a wool or cashmere ...
Cashmere
—Cashmerian, adj. n. /kash mear"/, n. Kashmir. * * * Animal-hair fibre forming the downy undercoat of the Kashmir goat. The fibre became known for its use in beautiful shawls ...
Cashmere goat.
See Kashmir goat. * * *
Cashmeregoat
Cashmere goat also Kashmir goat n. A goat native to the Himalayan regions of India and Tibet and prized for its wool. * * *
cashoo
/keuh shooh"/, n. catechu. [var. sp. of CACHOU] * * *
cashpoint
/kash"poynt'/, n. See automated-teller machine. * * *
cashregister
cash register n. A machine that tabulates the amount of sales transactions, makes a permanent and cumulative record of them, and has a drawer in which cash can be kept. * * *


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