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closed set
Math. a set that contains all of its accumulation points, as the set of points on and within a circle; a set having an open set as its complement. * * *
closed shelf
Library Science. a library stack with access restricted to the staff of the library or to a limited group of library users. * * *
closed shell
Physics. 1. (in atomic structure) a shell that contains the maximum number of electrons permitted by the exclusion principle. 2. (in nuclear structure) a shell that contains the ...
closed shop
a factory, office, or other business establishment in which union membership is a condition of being hired as well as of continued employment. Cf. open shop. [1900-05, Amer.] * * ...
closed stance
Baseball. a batting stance in which the front foot is positioned closer to the inside of the batter's box than the back foot. [1930-35] * * *
closed system
Thermodynam. a region that is isolated from its surroundings by a boundary that admits no transfer of matter or energy across it. Cf. open system. [1895-1900] * * *
closed traverse
Survey. a traverse ending at its point of origin. * * *
closed union
a labor union in which admission of new members is restricted by rigid requirements. Cf. open union. * * *
closed universe
(in cosmology) a hypothetical expanding universe that contains sufficient matter to reverse the observed expansion through its gravitational contraction. Cf. open universe. * * *
closed-angle glaucoma
/klohzd"ang'geuhl/, Pathol. angle-closure glaucoma. See under glaucoma. * * *
closed-captioned
/klohzd"kap"sheuhnd/, adj. (of a television program) broadcast with captions, as for the hearing-impaired, that are visible only with the use of a decoder attached to the ...
closed-circuit
See closed circuit. * * *
closed-circuit television
a system of televising by cable to designated viewing sets, as within a factory for monitoring production operations, in a theater for viewing a special event taking place ...
closed-door
/klohzd"dawr", -dohr"/, adj. held in strict privacy; not open to the press or the public: a closed-door strategy meeting of banking executives. [1930-35] * * *
closed-end
/klohzd"end"/, adj. of, pertaining to, or like a closed-end investment company. [1935-40; Amer.] * * *
closed-end investment company
an investment company that issues its shares in large blocks at infrequent intervals and is not obligated to redeem or repurchase them. Cf. open-end investment company. * * *
closed-loop
/klohzd"loohp"/, adj. Engin. 1. of or pertaining to a processing system in which effluents are recycled, that is, treated and returned for reuse. 2. of or pertaining to an ...
closed-minded
/klohzd"muyn"did/, adj. having a mind firmly unreceptive to new ideas or arguments: It's hard to argue with, much less convince, a closed-minded person. [modeled after ...
closed-stack
/klohzd"stak"/, adj. Library Science. having access to the stacks limited to the staff of the library or to a limited group of library users. Also, closed-shelf /klohzd"shelf"/. ...
closedbook
closed book n. A person or thing that cannot be known or understood; something unfathomable or puzzling. * * *
closedchain
closed chain n. Chemistry See ring1. * * *
closedcircuit
closed circuit n. 1. An electric circuit providing an uninterrupted, endless path for the flow of current. 2. A television transmission circuit with a limited number of reception ...
closedcorporation
closed corporation n. A corporation in which the shares of stock are held by relatively few persons and are not publicly traded. Also called close corporation. * * *
closedcouplet
closed couplet n. A rhymed couplet forming a complete thought or syntactic unit, for example, “True wit is nature to advantage dressed,/What oft was thought, but ne'er so well ...
closedinterval
closed interval n. A set of numbers consisting of all the numbers between a pair of given numbers and including the endpoints. * * *
closedloop
closed loop n. Engineering A control system with an active feedback loop. * * *
closedown
/klohz"down'/, n. a termination or suspension of operations; shutdown: a temporary closedown of a factory. [1885-90, Amer.; n. use of v. phrase close down] * * *
closedshop
closed shop n. See union shop. * * *
closeduniverse
closed universe n. A model of the universe in which there is sufficient matter, and thus gravitational force, to halt the expansion initiated by the big bang. * * *
closefisted
—closefistedly, adv. —closefistedness, n. /klohs"fis"tid/, adj. stingy; miserly; tight. [1565-75; CLOSE + FIST1 + -ED3] Syn. niggardly, penurious, tight-fisted. * * *
closefitting
closefitting [klōs′fit΄iŋ] adj. fitting tightly, esp. in such a way as to show the contours of the body * * *
closegrained
closegrained [klōs′grānd΄] adj. having a fine, compact grain or texture [closegrained woods] * * *
closehauled
closehauled [klōs′hôld΄] adj. having the sails adjusted for heading as nearly as possible into the wind * * *
closely
See close. * * *
closemouthed
/klohs"mowdhd", -mowtht"/, adj. reticent; uncommunicative. [1880-85; CLOSE + MOUTH + -ED3] Syn. tight-lipped, diffident, taciturn, secretive. * * *
closeness
See closely. * * *
closeout
/klohz"owt'/, n. 1. a sale on all goods in liquidating a business. 2. a sale on goods of a type that will no longer be carried by the store. 3. an article of merchandise offered ...
closer
closer1 /kloh"zeuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that closes. 2. Also, closure. Masonry. any of various specially formed or cut bricks for spacing or filling gaps between regular ...
closeshave
close shave (klōs) n. Informal A narrow escape; a close call. * * *
closet
/kloz"it/, n. 1. a small room, enclosed recess, or cabinet for storing clothing, food, utensils, etc. 2. a small private room, esp. one used for prayer, meditation, etc. 3. a ...
closet drama
1. drama appropriate for reading rather than for acting. 2. a play in this form. * * * ▪ literature       a drama suited primarily for reading rather than production. ...
closet queen
Slang (disparaging). a homosexual male who denies his homosexuality to himself or keeps it hidden from others. [1965-70] * * *
closetdrama
closet drama n. A play to be read rather than performed. * * *
closeted
/kloz"i tid/, adj. functioning in private; secret; closet. [1675-85; CLOSET + -ED2] * * *
closetful
/kloz"it fool'/, n., pl. closetfuls. an amount sufficient to fill a closet: a closetful of new clothes. [CLOSET + -FUL] Usage. See -ful. * * *
closeup
/klohs"up'/, n. 1. a photograph taken at close range or with a long focal-length lens, on a relatively large scale. 2. Also called close shot. Motion Pictures, Television. a ...
closing
/kloh"zing/, n. 1. the end or conclusion, as of a speech. 2. something that closes; a fastening, as of a purse. 3. the final phase of a transaction, esp. the meeting at which ...
closing costs
Real Estate. 1. fees charged to a purchaser by a bank, lawyer, etc. for services related to a sale, as title search, appraisal, etc. 2. any expenses over the purchase price of a ...
closing error
Survey. See error of closure. * * *
closing price
Stock Exchange. the final price of a stock or bond at the end of a trading day. * * *
closing time
➡ pub * * *
closingtransaction
closing transaction n. 1. The last transaction for a security during a trading day. 2. An option order that will eliminate or decrease the size of an existing option position. * ...
Closterman, John
▪ German artist Closterman also spelled  Cloosterman,  or  Klosterman,  original name  Johann Baptist Closterman  born 1660, Osnabrück, Hanover [Germany] died May 24, ...
clostridial
See clostridium. * * *
clostridial infection
▪ pathology  any of several infectious conditions in animals and humans resulting from Clostridium species, bacteria that are found in soil and that enter the body via ...
clostridium
—clostridial, clostridian, adj. /klo strid"ee euhm/, n., pl. clostridia /klo strid"ee euh/. Bacteriol. any of several rod-shaped, spore-forming, anaerobic bacteria of the genus ...
closure
/kloh"zheuhr/, n., v., closured, closuring. n. 1. the act of closing; the state of being closed. 2. a bringing to an end; conclusion. 3. something that closes or shuts. 4. closer ...
clot
/klot/, n., v., clotted, clotting. n. 1. a mass or lump. 2. a semisolid mass, as of coagulated blood. 3. a small compact group of individuals: a clot of sightseers massed at the ...
cloth
—clothlike, adj. /klawth, kloth/, n., pl. cloths /klawdhz, klodhz, klawths, kloths/, adj. n. 1. a fabric formed by weaving, felting, etc., from wool, hair, silk, flax, cotton, ...
cloth beam.
See cloth roll. * * *
Cloth of Gold, Field of
▪ British and French history       in European history, the meeting place, between Guînes and Ardres near Calais in France, where Henry VIII of England and Francis I ...
cloth roll
a roller, located at the front of a loom, on which woven material is wound after it leaves the breast beam. Also called cloth beam. * * *
cloth yard
a unit of measure for cloth, formerly 37 inches (0.93 meter), now the equivalent of the standard yard (0.91 meter); 36 inches; 3 feet. [1425-75; late ME] * * *
cloth-cap
/klawth"kap', kloth"-/, adj. Brit. pertaining to or characteristic of the working class. [1850-55] * * *
cloth-of-gold
/klawth"euhv gohld", kloth"-/, n. a garden plant, Crocus augustifolius, of the iris family, native to the Crimean mountains, having orange-red flowers. * * *
clothbound
/klawth"bownd", kloth"-/, adj. (of a book) bound with cloth rather than paper, leather, etc. [1855-60; CLOTH + BOUND1] * * *
clothe
/klohdh/, v.t., clothed or clad, clothing. 1. to dress; attire. 2. to provide with clothing. 3. to cover with or as with clothing. [bef. 950; ME clothen, OE clathian, deriv. of ...
clothes
/klohz, klohdhz/, n.pl. 1. garments for the body; articles of dress; wearing apparel. 2. bedclothes. [bef. 900; ME; OE clathas, pl. of CLATH CLOTH] Syn. 1. clothing, attire, ...
clothes moth
any of several small moths of the family Tineidae, the larvae of which feed on wool, fur, etc., esp. Tinea pellionella (casemaking clothes moth). [1745-55] * * *
clothes pole
a pole used for supporting a clothesline. [1860-65, Amer.] * * *
clothes tree
an upright pole with hooks near the top for hanging coats, hats, etc. * * *
clothes-peg
/klohz"peg', klohdhz"-/, n. Brit. a clothespin. [1815-25] * * *
clothesbasket
/klohz"bas'kit, -bah'skit, klohdhz"-/, n. a basket for holding and carrying laundry. [1800-10; CLOTHES + BASKET] * * *
clotheshorse
/klohz"hawrs', klohdhz"-/, n. 1. Informal. a person whose chief interest and pleasure is dressing fashionably. 2. a frame on which to hang wet laundry for drying. [1765-75; ...
clothesline
/klohz"luyn', klohdhz"-/, n. a strong, narrow rope, cord, wire, etc., usually stretched between two poles, posts, or buildings, on which clean laundry is hung to dry. [1820-30; ...
clothesmoth
clothes moth n. Any of various moths of the family Tineidae, whose larvae feed on wool, hair, fur, and feathers. * * *
clothespin
/klohz"pin', klohdhz"-, klohs"-/, n. a device, such as a forked piece of wood or plastic, for fastening articles to a clothesline. [1840-50, Amer.; CLOTHES + PIN] * * *
clothespole
☆ clothespole [klōthz′pōl΄, klōz′pōl΄ ] n. a pole for supporting a clothesline * * *
clothespress
/klohz"pres', klohdhz"-/, n. a receptacle for clothes, as a chest, wardrobe, or closet. [1705-15; CLOTHES + PRESS1] * * *
clothestree
clothes tree n. An upright pole or stand with hooks or pegs on which to hang clothing. Also called coat tree. * * *
clothier
/klohdh"yeuhr, -ee euhr/, n. 1. a retailer of clothing. 2. a person who makes or sells cloth. [1325-75; CLOTH + -IER1; r. ME clother] * * *
clothing
/kloh"dhing/, n. 1. garments collectively; clothes; raiment; apparel. 2. a covering. [1150-1200; ME; see CLOTHE, -ING1] * * * also called  Clothes,        garments for ...
clothing and footwear industry
Introduction also called  apparel and allied industries,  garment industries,  or  soft-goods industries,         factories and mills producing outerwear, underwear, ...
Clotho
/kloh"thoh/, n. Class. Myth. the Fate who spins the thread of life. [ < L < Gk Klothó lit., Spinner, equiv. to klóth(ein) to spin + -o suffix used in fem. names] * * *
clothyard
cloth yard n. The standard unit of cloth measurement, equal to 36 inches (0.914 meter). * * *
Clotilda, Saint
▪ queen of the Franks also spelled  Clotilde,  Chlothilde,  Chlotilde,  Chrodechilde,  Chrodigild , or  Chrotechildis  died June 3, 548, Tours, France; feast day June ...
clotrimazole
clo·trim·a·zole (klō-trĭmʹə-zōl') n. A broad-spectrum antifungal drug used topically to treat a variety of superficial fungal infections, including candidiasis and ...
clotted cream
cream that has been clotted by cooking. Also called, Brit., Devon cream, Devonshire cream. [1875-80] * * *
clottedcream
clot·ted cream (klŏtʹĭd) n. A thick cream made primarily in England by heating milk until a layer of cream forms on its surface that is then cooled and skimmed off. Also ...
clotty
/klot"ee/, adj., clottier, clottiest. 1. full of clots. 2. tending to clot. [1375-1425; late ME. See CLOT, -Y1] * * *
cloture
/kloh"cheuhr/, n., v., clotured, cloturing. U.S. Parl. Proc. n. 1. a method of closing a debate and causing an immediate vote to be taken on the question. v.t., v.i. 2. to close ...
clou
/klooh/, n. a major point of interest or attention. [1880-85; < F: lit., a nail < L clavus] * * *
cloud
—cloudlike, adj. /klowd/, n. 1. a visible collection of particles of water or ice suspended in the air, usually at an elevation above the earth's surface. 2. any similar mass, ...
cloud banner
Meteorol. See banner cloud. [1905-10] * * *
cloud base
the apparent lower surface of a cloud or cloud layer. [1950-55] * * *
cloud cap
Meteorol. See cap cloud. * * *
cloud chamber
Physics. an apparatus for determining the movements of charged particles, consisting of a chamber containing a supersaturated mixture of gas and vapor, the vapor condensing ...
cloud cover
1. a covering of clouds over all or part of the sky. 2. the fraction of sky covered by clouds. Also called cloudage. Cf. sky cover. [1940-45] * * *
cloud ear
a thin, blackish edible mushroom, Auricularia polytricha, used esp. in Chinese cookery. Also called mu ehr. [appar. an erroneous trans. of Chin mùêr, equiv. to mù tree + êr ...
cloud forest
☆ cloud forest n. a forest, usually near coastal mountain peaks in tropical regions, that has an almost constant cloud cover, even during the dry season * * * ▪ ...
cloud grass
a grass, Agrostis nebulosa, of Spain, having clusters of tiny spikelets on slender stalks, used in bouquets. * * *
cloud layer
a continuous or fragmented distribution of clouds all sharing the same cloud base. Also called cloud deck. * * *
cloud nine
Informal. a state of perfect happiness (usually in the phrase on cloud nine). [1955-60] * * *
cloud physics
the science of the physical properties and processes of clouds. * * *
cloud rack
rack4 (def. 1). [1840-50] * * *
cloud rat
▪ mammal Introduction also called  cloudrunner   any of six species of slow-moving, nocturnal, tree-dwelling rodents (rodent) found only in Philippine forests. Giant cloud ...
cloud seeding
any technique of adding material to a cloud to alter its natural development, usually to increase or obtain precipitation. [1945-50] * * * ▪ atmospheric ...
cloud-capped
/klowd"kapt'/, adj. surrounded at the top by clouds: cloud-capped mountains. [1600-10] * * *
cloud-cuckoo-land
/klowd"kooh'kooh land', -kook'ooh-/, n. an idealized, illusory domain of imagination; cloudland: the cloud-cuckoo-land of technicolor cartoon whimsy. [1815-25; trans. of Gk ...
cloud-scraper
      any of certain birds of the genus Cisticola. See cisticola. * * *
cloudage
/klow"dij/, n. Meteorol. See cloud cover. [1810-20; CLOUD + -AGE] * * *
cloudberry
/klowd"ber'ee, -beuh ree/, n., pl. cloudberries. 1. the orange-yellow edible fruit of a creeping plant, Rubus chamaemorus, of the rose family, related to the raspberries and ...
cloudburst
/klowd"berrst'/, n. a sudden and very heavy rainfall. [1810-20, Amer.; CLOUD + BURST] * * *
cloudchamber
cloud chamber n. A gas-filled device in which the path of charged subatomic particles can be detected by the formation of chains of droplets on ions generated by their passage. ...
cloudear
cloud ear n. See wood ear. * * *
clouded
/klow"did/, adj. 1. confused; muddled; disordered: a mind clouded by sorrow. 2. covered with or as if with clouds. [1590-1600; CLOUD + -ED2] * * *
clouded leopard
a medium-sized wild cat, Felis nebulosa, with brownish-gray fur spotted or striped with black, native to southeastern Asia and Indonesia: an endangered species. Also called ...
clouded sulfur.
See common sulfur. * * *
cloudedleopard
cloud·ed leopard (klouʹdĭd) n. A medium-sized feline mammal (Neofelis nebulosa) native to southeast Asia, having brownish or gray fur with black markings similar to those of a ...
cloudforest
cloud forest n. A tropical forest, often near peaks of coastal mountains, that usually has constant cloud cover throughout the year. * * *
cloudgrass
cloud grass n. An annual grass (Agrostis nebulosa) native to Spain and Portugal, cultivated for its delicate, finely branched cluster of tiny spikelets and used in dried ...
cloudily
See cloudy. * * *
cloudiness
See cloudily. * * *
cloudland
/klowd"land'/, n. 1. the sky. 2. a region of unreality, imagination, etc.; dreamland. [1810-20; CLOUD + -LAND] * * *
cloudless
—cloudlessly, adv. —cloudlessness, n. /klowd"lis/, adj. having no clouds; clear: a cloudless sky. [1350-1400; ME. See CLOUD, -LESS] * * *
cloudlet
/klowd"lit/, n. a small cloud. [1780-90; CLOUD + -LET] * * *
cloudnine
cloud nine n. Informal A state of elation or great happiness: was on cloud nine after winning the marathon. * * *
CloudPeak
Cloud Peak (kloud) A mountain, 4,018.4 m (13,175 ft) high, in the Bighorn Mountains of north-central Wyoming. It is the highest elevation in the range. * * *
Clouds, The
a comedy (423 B.C.) by Aristophanes. * * *
cloudscape
cloud·scape (kloudʹskāp') n. 1. A work of art representing a view of clouds: an Impressionist painting that is a vast cloudscape of buoyant, floating forms. 2. A photograph ...
cloudseeding
cloud seeding n. A technique of stimulating or enhancing precipitation by distributing dry ice crystals or silver iodide particles over developing storm clouds in a specific area ...
cloudy
—cloudily, adv. —cloudiness, n. /klow"dee/, adj., cloudier, cloudiest. 1. full of or overcast by clouds: a cloudy sky. 2. having little or no sunshine: a cloudy but rainless ...
Clouet
Clouet [klo͞o e′, klo͞oā′] 1. François [frän swȧ′] 1510?-72?; Fr. portrait painter: son of Jean 2. Jean [zhän] 1485?-1540?; Fr. portrait painter of Fl. descent * * *
Clouet, François
▪ French painter born c. 1515, /20, Tours, Fr. died 1572, Paris  French painter who immortalized in his portraits the society of the court of the royal house of ...
Clouet, Jean
born с 1485 died с 1540, Paris, Fr. French painter. He was chief painter to Francis I and produced many pastel portraits of members of the French court. Clouet was one of the ...
Clough
/kluf/, n. Arthur Hugh, 1819-61, English poet. * * *
Clough, Anne Jemima
▪ British educator born Jan. 20, 1820, Liverpool died Feb. 27, 1892, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Eng.  English educator and feminist who was the first principal of Newnham ...
Clough, Arthur Hugh
▪ British poet born Jan. 1, 1819, Liverpool died Nov. 13, 1861, Florence  poet whose work reflects the perplexity and religious doubt of mid-19th century England. He was a ...
Clough, Brian Howard
▪ 2005       British association football (soccer) player and manager (b. March 21, 1935, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, Eng.—d. Sept. 20, 2004, Derby, Eng.), was a ...
clout
—clouter, n. /klowt/, n. 1. a blow, esp. with the hand; cuff: The bully gave him a painful clout on the head. 2. Informal. pull; strong influence; muscle, esp. political power: ...
clout shooting
▪ archery       in archery, long-distance shooting at a circular target laid out on the ground, a form of competition practiced for centuries. The target was formerly a ...
clove
clove1 /klohv/, n. 1. the dried flower bud of a tropical tree, Syzygium aromaticum, of the myrtle family, used whole or ground as a spice. 2. the tree itself. [1175-1225; ME ...
clove hitch
a knot or hitch for fastening a rope to a spar or larger rope, consisting of two half hitches made in opposite directions, the two parts of the rope emerging also in opposite ...
clove pink
a pink, Dianthus caryophyllus, having a spicy scent resembling that of cloves. Cf. carnation (def. 1). [1865-70] * * *
clove tree
      tropical tree, a species of the genus Eugenia (q.v.). * * *
clovehitch
clove hitch © School Division, Houghton Mifflin Company n. A knot used to secure a line to a spar, post, or other object, consisting of two half hitches made in opposite ...
cloven
/kloh"veuhn/, v. 1. a pp. of cleave2 adj. 2. cleft; split; divided: Goats have cloven hoofs. * * *
cloven foot
cloven foot or cloven hoof n. a foot divided by a cleft, as in the ox, deer, and sheep: used as a symbol of the Devil, who is usually pictured with such ...
cloven hoof
the figurative indication of Satan or evil temptation. Also called cloven foot. * * *
cloven-footed
clo·ven-footed (klōʹvən-fo͝otʹĭd) adj. Cloven-hoofed. * * *
cloven-hoofed
/kloh"veuhn hooft", -hoohft"/, adj. 1. having split hoofs, once assumed to represent the halves of a single undivided hoof, as in cattle. 2. devilish; Satanic. Also, ...
clovenfoot
cloven foot n. See cloven hoof. * * *
clovenhoof
cloven hoof n. 1. A divided or cleft hoof, as in deer or cattle. Also called cloven foot. 2. Evil or Satan, often depicted as a figure with cleft hooves. * * *
cloveoil
clove oil n. An aromatic oil obtained from the buds, stems, or leaves of the clove tree, used in flavoring and perfumery, and as a temporary anesthetic for toothaches. * * *
clovepink
clove pink n. See carnation. * * *
clover
—clovered, adj. —clovery, adj. /kloh"veuhr/, n., pl. clovers, (esp. collectively) clover. 1. any of various plants of the genus Trifolium, of the legume family, having ...
cloverleaf
—cloverleafed, adj. /kloh"veuhr leef'/, n., pl. cloverleafs, cloverleaves, adj. n. 1. a road arrangement, resembling a four-leaf clover in form, for permitting easy traffic ...
Clovio, Giulio
▪ Italian painter and priest born 1498, Grižane, Croatia, Hung. died January 1578, Rome, Papal States [Italy]  Italian miniature painter and priest.       Clovio is ...
Clovis
/kloh"vis/, n. 1. a town in central California. 33,021. 2. a city in E New Mexico. 31,194. 3. a male given name. /kloh"vis/, adj. of or pertaining to a Paleo-Indian cultural ...
Clovis complex
Widely distributed prehistoric culture of North America characterized by leaf-shaped flint projectile points with fluted sides. The complex also includes bone tools, ...
Clovis I
/kloh"vis/; Fr. /klaw vees"/ A.D. c465-511, king of the Franks 481-511. German, Chlodwig. * * * German Chlodweg born с 466 died Nov. 27, 511, Paris, Fr. Merovingian founder ...
Clovis II
▪ Merovingian king born c. 634 died , October or November 657       Merovingian Frankish king of Neustria and Burgundy from 639, the son of Dagobert I. He was dominated ...
Clovis III
▪ Merovingian king born c. 677 died 694       Merovingian king of the Franks from 690/691, the son of Theuderic III (Theodoric III). During his reign actual power was ...
ClovisI
Clovis I, A.D. 466?-511. King of the Franks (481-511) who unified Gaul as a single kingdom and established his capital at Paris. His name, Gallicized as “Louis,” was given to ...
clowder
/klow"deuhr/, n. a group or cluster of cats. [1795-1805; var. of dial. clodder clotted mass, n. use of clodder to clot, coagulate, ME clothered, clothred (ptp.), var. of ...
clown
—clownish, adj. —clownishly, adv. —clownishness, n. /klown/, n. 1. a comic performer, as in a circus, theatrical production, or the like, who wears an outlandish costume ...
clown anemone
a widely distributed anemone fish, Amphiprion ocellaris, having broad bands of orange and white: popular in home aquariums. Also called clown fish. * * *
clown white
Theat. white facial makeup used by performers, as clowns. * * *
clownanemone
clown anemone n. See anemone fish. * * *
clownery
/klow"neuh ree/, n., pl. clowneries for 2. 1. clownish behavior. 2. an instance of this. [1580-90; CLOWN + -ERY] * * *
clownfish
clown fish n. See anemone fish. * * *
clownish
See clown. * * *
clownishly
See clownish. * * *
clownishness
See clownish. * * *
cloxacillin
/klok'seuh sil"in/, n. Pharm. a semisynthetic penicillin, C19H17ClN3NaO5S, used chiefly against penicillin-resistant staphylococcal infections. [1965-70; b. CHLOR-2 and ...
cloy
/kloy/, v.t. 1. to weary by an excess of food, sweetness, pleasure, etc.; surfeit; satiate. v.i. 2. to become uninteresting or distasteful through overabundance: A diet of cake ...
cloying
—cloyingly, adv. /kloy"ing/, adj. 1. causing or tending to cause disgust or aversion through excess: a perfume of cloying sweetness. 2. overly ingratiating or ...
cloyingly
See cloy. * * *
cloyingness
See cloyingly. * * *
clozapine
clo·za·pine (klōʹzə-pēn', -pĭn) n. An antipsychotic drug used as a sedative and in the treatment of schizophrenia.   [chloro- + alteration of (dia)zepine(diazepam + ...
cloze
/klohz/, adj. 1. pertaining to or being a procedure used to measure comprehension or text difficulty, in which a person is called upon to supply elements that have been ...
clpbd
Real Estate. clapboard. * * *
clr.
clear. * * *
CLU
Civil Liberties Union. * * *
club
/klub/, n., v., clubbed, clubbing, adj. n. 1. a heavy stick, usually thicker at one end than at the other, suitable for use as a weapon; a cudgel. 2. a group of persons organized ...
club bag
a soft, usually leather, two-handled bag suitable for use in traveling or for general utility. [1925-30] * * *
club car
a railroad passenger car equipped with easy chairs, card tables, a buffet, etc. [1890-95, Amer.] * * *
club chair
a heavily upholstered chair having solid sides and a low back. [1915-20] * * *
club fighter
Boxing. a prizefighter who fights regularly at local boxing clubs, but who is not nationally known or regarded as having the ability or skill to win a division championship. * * *
club foot
Furniture. a knoblike foot formed from the end of a cabriole leg as a continuation of its lines: less flat than a pad foot but otherwise similar. * * *
club fungus
any basidiomycete fungus belonging to the family Clavariaceae. [1905-10] * * *
club grass
cattail. [1780-90] * * *
club moss
any plant of the genus Lycopodium. [1590-1600] * * * Any of about 200 species of primitive vascular plants that constitute the genus Lycopodium (order Lycopodiales), mainly ...
club movement
▪ American social movement       mid-19th-century American social movement founded to provide women an independent avenue for education and active community ...
club root
club root n. a disease of plants of the cabbage family, caused by a slime mold (Plasmodiophora brassicae) and characterized by swellings of the roots * * *
club sandwich
a sandwich, typically on three slices of toast, interlaid with pieces of cold chicken or turkey and bacon or ham and containing lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, etc. Also called ...
club soda
club soda n. SODA WATER * * *
club soda.
See soda water (def. 1). [1940-45] * * *
club sofa
a heavily upholstered sofa having solid sides and a low back. * * *
club steak
a beefsteak cut from the rib end of the short loin, or sometimes a porterhouse or T-bone steak from which the tenderloin has been trimmed. Also called Delmonico, rib ...
club wheat
a wheat, Triticum compactum, characterized by compact, club-shaped spikes, used for making pastry flour and the like. [1840-50, Amer.] * * *
clubbable
—clubbability, clubability, n. /klub"euh beuhl/, adj. fit to be a member of a social club; sociable. Also, clubable. [1775-85; CLUB + -ABLE] * * *
clubbed
clubbed (klŭbd) adj. Shaped like a club. * * *
clubber
/klub"euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that clubs. 2. a member of a club. [1625-35; CLUB + -ER1] * * *
clubbiness
See clubby. * * *
clubbing
club·bing (klŭbʹĭng) n. A condition in which the ends of the fingers and toes are enlarged and the nails are shiny and abnormally curved. * * *
clubby
—clubbily, adv. —clubbiness, n. /klub"ee/, adj., clubbier, clubbiest. 1. characteristic of a club: The room had a warm, clubby atmosphere. 2. very friendly; intimate; chummy: ...
clubcar
club car n. A railroad passenger car equipped with lounge chairs, tables, a buffet or bar, and other comforts. Also called lounge car. * * *
clubchair
club chair n. A heavily upholstered easy chair with arms and a low back. * * *
clubface
club·face (klŭbʹfās') n. The surface on the head of a golf club used to strike the ball directly. * * *
clubfoot
—clubfooted, adj. /klub"foot'/, n., pl. clubfeet for 1. 1. a congenitally deformed or distorted foot. 2. the condition of having such a foot; talipes. 3. Also called club. ...
clubfooted
See clubfoot. * * *
clubhand
/klub"hand'/, n. 1. a deformed or distorted hand, similar in nature to a clubfoot. 2. the condition of having such a hand. [1865-70; CLUB + HAND] * * *
clubhaul
clubhaul [klub′hôl΄] vt. 〚< naut. club (to drift with anchor dragging) + HAUL〛 to tack (a vessel in a precarious situation) by dropping the lee anchor as soon as the wind ...
clubhouse
/klub"hows'/, n., pl. clubhouses /-how'ziz/. 1. a building or room occupied by a club. 2. a building or area used for social or recreational activities by occupants of an ...
clubman
—clubmanship, n. /klub"meuhn, -man'/, n., pl. clubmen /-meuhn, -men'/. a man who belongs to a club, esp. a fashionable club, and is active in club life. [1590-1600; CLUB + ...
clubmoss
club moss or club-moss (klŭbʹmôs', -mŏs') n. Any of various mostly small vascular plants of the genus Lycopodium, often resembling mosses and reproducing by spores.   [From ...
clubroom
/klub"roohm', -room'/, n. a room used by a club. [CLUB + ROOM] * * *
clubroot
/klub"rooht', -root'/, n. Plant Pathol. a disease of cabbage and other cruciferous plants, characterized by enlarged, malformed roots, caused by a slime mold, Plasmodiophora ...
clubs
➡ football – British style * * *
clubsandwich
club sandwich n. A sandwich composed of two or three slices of bread with a filling of various meats, tomato, lettuce, and dressing. * * *
clubsoda
club soda n. See carbonated water. * * *
clubsteak
club steak n. See Delmonico steak. * * *
clubwoman
/klub"woom'euhn/, n., pl. clubwomen. a woman who engages in club activities, esp. one prominent in social or civic organizations. [1890-95, Amer.; CLUB + -WOMAN] * * *
cluck
cluck1 /kluk/, v.i. 1. to utter the cry of a hen brooding or calling her chicks. 2. to make a similar sound; express concern, approval, etc., by such a sound. v.t. 3. to call or ...
clue
/klooh/, n., v., clued, cluing. n. 1. anything that serves to guide or direct in the solution of a problem, mystery, etc. 2. clew (defs. 1-4, 6, 7). v.t. 3. to direct or point ...
Cluedo{™}
(AmE Clue™) a board game in which each player is one of the characters in a murder mystery and tries to discover who committed the murder, with what instrument and where. * * *
clueless
clueless [klo͞o′ləs] adj. 1. lacking clues or information 2. Informal a) stupid; obtuse b) ignorant or uninformed, specif. regarding a certain situation or matter [clueless ...
clues
➡ crosswords * * *
Clue{™}
➡ Cluedo * * *
Cluj
▪ county, Romania       județ (county), northwestern Romania, occupying an area of 2,577 square mi (6,674 square km). The Western Carpathians rise above settlement ...
Cluj-Napoca
/kloozh"nah paw"kah/, n. a city in NW Rumania. 274,095. German, Klausenberg. Hungarian, Kolozsvár. Formerly, Cluj /kloozh/. * * * German Klausenburg Hungarian Kolozsvár City ...
clumber (spaniel)
clumber (spaniel) [klum′bər] n. 〚after Clumber, estate of the Duke of Newcastle〛 [also C- s-] a short-legged spaniel with a heavy body and a thick coat of straight, white ...
clumber spaniel
/klum"beuhr/ one of an English breed of short-legged, stocky spaniels having a chiefly white coat, used esp. for retrieving game. [1880-85; after Clumber, estate in ...
Clumberspaniel
Clum·ber spaniel also clum·ber spaniel (klŭmʹbər) n. A dog of a breed developed in England, having short legs, a stocky body, and a silky, predominantly white ...
clump
—clumpy, clumpish, clumplike, adj. /klump/, n. 1. a small, close group or cluster, esp. of trees or other plants. 2. a lump or mass 3. a heavy, thumping step, sound, etc. 4. ...
clumpy
clumpy [klum′pē] adj. clumpier, clumpiest 1. full of or like clumps 2. heavy and clumsy: also clumpish * * * See clump. * * *
clumsily
See clumsy. * * *
clumsiness
See clumsily. * * *
clumsy
—clumsily, adv. —clumsiness, n. /klum"zee/, adj., clumsier, clumsiest. 1. awkward in movement or action; without skill or grace: He is very clumsy and is always breaking ...
clung
/klung/, v. pt. and pp. of cling. * * *
Clunies-Ross Family
▪ British family       first settlers, of the Cocos (Cocos Islands), or Keeling, Islands in the eastern Indian Ocean. John Clunies-Ross, a Scotsman, settled (1827) with ...
clunk
/klungk/, v.i., v.t. 1. to hit hard, esp. on the head. 2. clonk (def. 2). n. 3. a hard hit, esp. on the head. 4. Informal. a stupid person; clunkhead. 5. clonk (def. 1). 6. ...
clunker
/klung"keuhr/, n. Informal. 1. something worthless or inferior. 2. Also, klunker. an old, worn-out vehicle or machine, esp. a car. 3. clunk (def. 4). [1940-45, Amer.; CLUNK + ...
clunkhead
/klungk"hed'/, n. Slang. a stupid or foolish person. [1950-55, Amer.; CLUNK + HEAD] * * *
clunky
/klung"kee/, adj., clunkier, clunkiest. Informal. awkwardly heavy or clumsy: clunky metal jewelry; clunky shoes. [1965-70; CLUNK + -Y1] * * *
Cluny
/klooh"nee/; Fr. /klyuu nee"/, n. a town in E France, N of Lyons: ruins of a Benedictine abbey. 4000. * * * Monastery founded in 910 by William the Pious, duke of ...
Cluny guipure
▪ lace  French bobbin lace first made in the mid-19th century. It is called Cluny because it was inspired by examples of 16th- and 17th-century scalloped lace with geometric ...
Cluny lace
1. ivory-white bobbin lace made of strong linen or cotton thread. 2. a machine lace, usually of cotton, copied from it. [1870-75; named after CLUNY, France] * * *
Cluny Museum
▪ museum, Paris, France French  Musée De Cluny,         in Paris, museum of medieval arts and crafts housed in the Hôtel de Cluny, a Gothic mansion built about 1490 ...
clupeid
/klooh"pee id/, n. 1. any of the Clupeidae, a family of chiefly marine, teleostean fishes, including the herrings, sardines, menhaden, and shad. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining ...
clupeiform
▪ fish Introduction       any member of the superorder Clupeomorpha, a group of bony fishes (bony fish) with one living order, the Clupeiformes, that contains some of ...
clupeoid
/klooh"pee oyd'/, adj. 1. resembling a fish of the family Clupeidae; clupeid. n. 2. a clupeoid fish. [1875-80; < NL Clupeid(ae) (see CLUPEID) + -OID] * * *
Clurman
/klerr"meuhn/, n. Harold (Edgar), 1901-80, U.S. theatrical director, author, and critic. * * *
Clurman, Harold
▪ American theatrical director and drama critic born Sept. 18, 1901, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Sept. 9, 1980, New York City       influential and respected American ...
Clurman, Harold (Edgar)
born Sept. 18, 1901, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Sept. 9, 1980, New York City U.S. director and drama critic. He was an actor from 1924 and was a founding member of the ...
Clusiaceae
▪ plant family  the garcinia family, in the order Malpighiales, comprising about 40 genera of tropical trees and shrubs. Several are important for their fruits, resins, or ...
Clusium
/klooh"see euhm/, n. ancient name of Chiusi. * * * ▪ ancient city, Italy       ancient Etruscan town on the site of modern Chiusi, in Tuscany regione, north-central ...
Clusius, Carolus
▪ French botanist (Latin),French  Charles De L'écluse, or Lescluse   born Feb. 19, 1526, Arras, Fr. died April 4, 1609, Leiden, Neth.       botanist who contributed ...
cluster
—clusteringly, adv. —clustery, adj. /klus"teuhr/, n. 1. a number of things of the same kind, growing or held together; a bunch: a cluster of grapes. 2. a group of things or ...
cluster bomb
a canister that can be dropped from an aircraft and that opens to release a number of small fragmentation explosives over a wide area. [1960-65] * * *
cluster college
a small residential college affiliated with a university but semi-independent and specializing in one field of study. * * *
cluster cup
aecium. [1880-85] * * *
cluster fly
a black fly, Pollenia rudis, slightly larger than the housefly, commonly found hibernating in large numbers in homes in the fall. * * *
cluster headache
Pathol. a type of severe recurrent headache associated with dilated carotid arteries and the release of histamine, characterized by sudden attacks of intense pain behind the ...

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