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☆ corndodger [kôrn′däj΄ər ] n. Dial. a small cake of cornmeal, baked or fried hard: also written corn dodger * * * corn·dodg·er (kôrnʹdŏj'ər) n. 1. Chiefly ...
corn dog n. A frankfurter that is encased in corn bread batter before being baked or fried, usually served on a stick. * * *
—corneal, adj. /kawr"nee euh/, n. Anat. the transparent anterior part of the external coat of the eye covering the iris and the pupil and continuous with the sclera. See diag. ...
See cornea. * * *
corneal reflex
1. Physiol. the closing of the eyelids induced by touching the cornea lightly. 2. Ophthalm. the reflection of a keratoscope, as Placido's disk, on the surface of the cornea. * * *
corn earworm n. The large destructive larva of a moth (Heliothis zea) that feeds on corn and many other plants. Also called bollworm, earworm. * * *
/kawrnd/, adj. marinated in brine, often containing garlic, peppercorns, cloves, etc.; preserved or cured with salt: corned beef. [1570-80; CORN1 + -ED2] * * *
/kawr nay"/; Fr. /kawrdd ne"yeu/, n. Pierre /pee air"/; Fr. /pyerdd/, 1606-84, French dramatist and poet. * * *
Corneille, Pierre
born June 6, 1606, Rouen, France died Oct. 1, 1684, Paris French poet and playwright. He studied law and was a king's counselor in Rouen (1628–50). He wrote his first comedy, ...
Corneille, Thomas
▪ French dramatist born Aug. 20, 1625, Rouen, Fr. died Dec. 8, 1709, Les Andelys  French dramatist, younger brother of the great French Classical playwright Pierre Corneille ...
Cor·neille (kôr-nāʹ), Pierre. 1606-1684. French playwright whose works, including Le Cid (c. 1637) and Horace (1640), dramatize grand moral themes within elegant verse. * * *
cor·ne·i·tis (kôr'nē-īʹtĭs) n. Inflammation of the cornea. * * *
/kawr"nl/, n. any tree or shrub of the genus Cornus; dogwood. [1400-50; late ME corneille < MF < VL *cornicul(a), equiv. to L corn(us) cornel + -i- -I- + -cula -CULE1] * * *
/kawr neel"yeuh/, n. 1. fl. 2nd century B.C., Roman matron: mother of Gaius and Tiberius Gracchus. 2. fl. 1st century B.C., first wife of Julius Caesar 83-67?. Cf. Calpurnia, ...
/kawr neel"yeuhn/, n. carnelian. * * *
cornelian cherry
1. a Eurasian shrub or small tree, Cornus mas, of the dogwood family, having shiny, ovate leaves and yellow flowers. 2. its tart, edible, scarlet berry. [1755-65; CORNEL + ...
cornelian cherry n. 1. A deciduous Eurasian shrub or small tree (Cornus mas) cultivated for its clusters of early blooming, small yellow flowers and cherrylike, edible, sour ...
(as used in expressions) Donders Frans Cornelis Escher Maurits Cornelis Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan * * *
/kawr neel"yeuhs, -nee"lee euhs/; for 2, 3, also Ger. /kawrdd nay"lee oos'/, n. 1. Saint, died A.D. 253, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 251-253. 2. Peter von /pay"teuhrdd feuhn/, ...
Cornelius Vanderbilt
➡ Vanderbilt (I) * * *
Cornelius, Peter
▪ German composer and author born Dec. 24, 1824, Mainz, Hesse-Darmstadt [Germany] died Oct. 26, 1874, Mainz, Ger.  German composer and author, known for his comic opera Der ...
Cornelius, Peter von
▪ German painter born Sept. 23?, 1783, Düsseldorf, Palatinate died March 6, 1867, Berlin       painter notable for his part in the German revival of fresco painting in ...
Cornelius, Saint
▪ pope born , Rome died 253, Centumcellae, Italy; feast day September 16       pope from 251 to 253.       A Roman priest, he was elected during the lull in the ...
/kawr nel"/, n. 1. Ezra, 1809-74, U.S. capitalist and philanthropist. 2. Katharine, 1898-1974, U.S. actress. 3. a male given name. * * * (as used in expressions) Cornell ...
Cornell University
Comprehensive research university in Ithaca, New York, U.S., a traditional member of the Ivy League. It is both publicly and privately supported. Founded as a land-grant ...
Cornell, Don
▪ 2005 Luigi Francisco Varlaro        American singer (b. April 21, 1919, Bronx, N.Y.—d. Feb. 23, 2004, Aventura, Fla.), recorded a series of hit ballads in the 1950s ...
Cornell, Eric A.
▪ American physicist born December 19, 1961, Palo Alto, California, U.S.       American physicist who, with Carl E. Wieman (Wieman, Carl E.) and Wolfgang Ketterle ...
Cornell, Ezra
▪ American businessman born Jan. 11, 1807, Westchester Landing, N.Y., U.S. died Dec. 9, 1874, Ithaca, N.Y.  businessman, a founder of the Western Union Telegraph Company, ...
Cornell, Joseph
born Dec. 24, 1903, Nyack, N.Y., U.S. died Dec. 29, 1972, New York, N.Y. U.S. assemblage artist. He had no formal artistic training. In the 1930s and '40s he was associated ...
Cornell, Katharine
born Feb. 16, 1893, Berlin, Ger. died June 9, 1974, Martha's Vineyard, Mass., U.S. U.S. actress. Born to American parents in Germany, she toured with a stock company before ...
Cor·nell (kôr-nĕlʹ), Ezra. 1807-1874. American businessman and philanthropist who helped develop and unify telegraph systems in the United States and founded Cornell ...
Cornell, Katharine. 1893-1974. American actress known for her Broadway performances in A Bill of Divorcement (1921) and The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1931). * * *
Cor·nel·lá (kôr'nĕl-yäʹ, -nĕ-yäʹ) A city of northeast Spain, a suburb of Barcelona. Population: 90,270. * * *
/kawr"nee euhs/, adj. consisting of a horny substance; horny. [1640-50; < L corneus horny, equiv. to corn(u) HORN + -eus -EOUS] * * *
/kawr"neuhr/, n. 1. the place at which two converging lines or surfaces meet. 2. the space between two converging lines or surfaces near their intersection; angle: a chair in the ...
Corner Brook
a city in Newfoundland, in E Canada, on the W part of the island. 24,339. * * * ▪ Newfoundland, Canada       city on the west coast of Newfoundland, Newfoundland and ...
corner cabinet
a cabinet, usually triangular in design so as to fit into a corner of a room. * * *
corner chair
a chair having an approximately square seat with a leg at each corner and a back extending around two adjacent sides. Also called roundabout chair. * * *
corner kick
Soccer. a direct free kick awarded to the attacking team when a defender last touched a ball that crossed entirely over the goal line, taken from the corner area on the side of ...
corner shop
(BrE) (AmE corner store) n a small shop, often on a street corner, that sells food, drinks, cigarettes and small household goods, and usually stays open later than other shops. ...
corner store
➡ corner shop * * *
corner table
a table of the 18th century having a triangular top with a triangular drop leaf of the same size. Also called handkerchief table. [1920-25] * * *
/kawr"neuhr bak'/, n. Football. one of two defensive backs positioned in the secondary between the linebackers and safeties, responsible for covering the outside areas near the ...
/kawr"neuhrd/, adj. 1. having corners (usually used in combination): a six-cornered room. 2. having a given number of positions; sided (usually used in combination): a ...
corner kick n. A direct free kick from a corner of the field awarded to the attacking team in soccer when the ball has been driven out of bounds over the goal line by a ...
/kawr"neuhr man', -meuhn/, n., pl. cornermen /-men', -meuhn/ 1. Basketball. a forward. 2. Ice Hockey. a player who is adept at gaining control of the puck in the corner areas of ...
/kawr"neuhr stohn'/, n. 1. a stone uniting two masonry walls at an intersection. 2. a stone representing the nominal starting place in the construction of a monumental building, ...
/kawr"neuhr wuyz'/, adv. 1. with the corner in front. 2. so as to form a corner. 3. from corner to corner; diagonally. Also, cornerways /kawr"neuhr wayz'/. [1425-75; late ME; see ...
/kawr net"/ for 1; /kawr"nit, kawr net"/ for 2-8, n. 1. Music. a valved wind instrument of the trumpet family. 2. a small cone of paper twisted at the end and used for holding ...
/kawr net"euh pis"teuhnz/; Fr. /kawrdd ne ann pee stawonn"/, n., pl. cornets-à-pistons /kawr nets"euh pis"teuhnz/; Fr. /kawrdd ne zann pee stawonn"/. cornet (def. 1). [1830-40; ...
/kawr net"fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) cornetfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) cornetfishes. any of several slender fishes of the family ...
/kawr net"ist/, n. a musician who plays the cornet. Also, cornettist. [1880-85, Amer.; CORNET + -IST] * * *
▪ musical instrument German  Zink,    wind instrument sounded by lip vibration against a cup mouthpiece; it was one of the leading wind instruments of the period ...
n (pl -ttos) a type of ice cream, made by Unilever, that is popular in Britain. It is a long piece of biscuit in the shape of a cone, filled with ice cream of different flavours, ...
/kawrn"fed'/, adj. 1. fed on corn: cornfed cattle. 2. having a well-fed, healthy, and guileless appearance: the open enthusiasm of these handsome, cornfed youngsters. [1350-1400; ...
Cornfeld, Bernard
▪ 1996       U.S. financier (b. Aug. 17, 1927, Istanbul, Turkey—d. Feb. 27, 1995, London, England), was the flamboyant jet-setting head of Investors Overseas Services ...
/kawrn"feeld'/, n. a field in which corn is grown. [1275-1325; ME cornfield. See CORN1, FIELD] * * *
cornfield ant
a small, brown ant, Lasius alienus, that lives in cornfields and feeds on honeydew of the corn-root aphid. * * *
/kawrn"flag'/, n. a Mediterranean plant, Gladiolus segetum, of the iris family, having loose, one-sided spikes of pinkish-purple flowers. [1570-80; CORN1 + FLAG2] * * *
/kawrn"flayks'/, n. (used with a pl. v.) a packaged breakfast cereal in the form of small toasted flakes made from corn, for serving cold with milk, sugar, etc. Also, corn ...
/kawrn"flow'euhr/, n. 1. Also called bachelor's-button, bluebottle. a European composite plant, Centaurea cyanus, growing in grainfields, having blue to white flower heads, often ...
Cornford, Frances
▪ British poet née  Frances Crofts Darwin  born March 30, 1886, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England died August 19, 1960, Cambridge       English poet, perhaps known ...
/kawrn"feuhrth, -fawrth', -fohrth'/, n. Sir John Warcup /wawr"kup/, born 1917, British chemist, born in Australia: Nobel prize 1975. * * *
Cornforth, Sir John
▪ Australian chemist born Sept. 7, 1917, Sydney, Australia       British chemist who was corecipient, with Vladimir Prelog (Prelog, Vladimir), of the 1975 Nobel Prize ...
Cornforth,John Warcup
Corn·forth (kôrnʹfərth, -fôrth', -fōrth'), John Warcup. Born 1917. Australian-born British chemist. He shared a 1975 Nobel Prize for research on the structure of ...
/kawrn"hohl'/, v.t., cornholed, cornholing. Slang (vulgar). to have anal intercourse with. [CORN1 + HOLE] * * *
/kawrn"hows'/, n., pl. cornhouses /-how'ziz/. New Eng. and South Atlantic States. a corncrib. [CORN1 + HOUSE] * * *
/kawrn"husk'/, n. the husk of an ear of corn. [1705-15, Amer.; CORN1 + HUSK] * * *
/kawrn"hus'keuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that husks corn. 2. (cap.) a Nebraskan (used as a nickname). [1840-50, Amer.; CORN1 + HUSK + -ER1] * * *
Cornhusker State
Nebraska (used as a nickname). * * *
/kawrn"hus'king/, n. 1. the removing of the husks from corn. 2. See husking bee. [1780-90, Amer.; CORN1 + HUSK + -ING1] * * *
/kawr"nis/, n., v., corniced, cornicing. n. 1. Archit. a. any prominent, continuous, horizontally projecting feature surmounting a wall or other construction, or dividing it ...
/kawr"nish, kawr neesh"/, n. a winding road cut into the side of a steep hill or along the face of a coastal cliff. [1830-40; < F, by ellipsis from route de corniche, route en ...
/kawr"ni shon'/, n. 1. a black vinifera grape grown for table use. 2. the vine itself. 3. (l.c.) a cucumber pickle; gherkin. [1965-70; < F: lit., little horn, equiv. to corne ...
/kawr"ni keuhl/, n. any of various small, horn-shaped processes, esp. one of a pair of tubes at the posterior end of the abdomen of aphids, from which a waxy fluid is ...
/kawr nik"yeuh lit, -layt'/, adj. 1. resembling a small horn in appearance. 2. having horns or hornlike parts; horned. [1640-50; < L corniculatus horned, equiv. to cornicul(um) ...
/kawr'neuh fi kay"sheuhn/, n. Biol. the formation of a horny layer of skin, or horny skin structures, as hair, nails, or scales, from squamous epithelial cells. [1835-45; CORN2 + ...
cornify [kôr′nə fī΄] vt. cornified, cornifying KERATINIZE cornification n. cornified adj. * * * cor·ni·fy (kôrʹnə-fī') intr.v. cor·ni·fied, cor·ni·fy·ing, ...
See corny. * * *
See cornily. * * *
/kawr"ning/, n. a city in S New York. 12,953. * * * ▪ New York, United States       city, Steuben county, south-central New York, U.S. It lies on the Chemung River, ...
Corning Ware{™}
n [U] a US make of ceramic (= hard clay) dishes used for baking food in. They have been made since 1958 by Corning Inc, which also makes Pyrex glass bowls, glass for computer ...
Cornioley, Pearl
▪ 2009 Cecile Pearl Witherington        British wartime agent born June 24, 1914, Paris, France died Feb. 24, 2008, Loire Valley, France as an operative of the British ...
/kawr"nish/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Cornwall, England, its inhabitants, or the Cornish language. n. 2. the Celtic language of Cornwall, extinct since ...
Cornish language
      a member of the Brythonic group of Celtic languages. Spoken in Cornwall in southwestern Britain, it became extinct in the 18th or early 19th century as a result of ...
Cornish literature
      the body of writing in Cornish (Cornish language), the Celtic language of Cornwall in southwestern Britain.       The earliest extant records in Cornish are ...
Cornish wrestling
▪ sport  style of wrestling developed and still practiced in southwestern England. It is also known as the Cornwall and Devon, or West Country, style. Cornish wrestlers wear ...
/kawr"nish meuhn/, n., pl. Cornishmen. a native or inhabitant of Cornwall. [1375-1425; late ME. See CORNISH, MAN1] * * *
Cor·nish·wom·an (kôrʹnĭsh-wo͝om'ən) n. A woman who is a native or inhabitant of Cornwall, England. * * *
Corn Law n. One of a series of British laws in force before 1846 regulating the grain trade and restricting imports of grain. * * *
corn lily n. Any of various bulbous herbs of the genus Ixia native to southern Africa and widely cultivated as an ornamental, having grasslike leaves and showy clusters of ...
/kawrn"meel'/, n. 1. Also called, esp. Brit., Indian meal. meal made of corn. 2. Scot. oatmeal. [1740-50; CORN1 + MEAL2] * * *
Cor·no (kôrʹnō), Mount The highest peak, 2,915.8 m (9,560 ft), of the Apennines, in central Italy. * * *
corn oil n. A pale yellow liquid obtained from the embryos of corn grains, used especially as a cooking and salad oil and in the manufacture of margarines. * * *
or John O'Bail born с 1732, New York? died Feb. 18, 1836, Warren county, Pa., U.S. American Indian leader. Born to a white trader and a Seneca mother, he fought alongside the ...
corn·pone or corn pone (kôrnʹ pōn') n. Chiefly Southern & Midland U.S. See johnnycake. See Regional Note at johnnycake. See Regional Note at light bread. See Regional Note ...
corn poppy n. An annual Eurasian plant (Papaver rhoeas) naturalized in North America and having showy, usually scarlet flowers. * * *
/kawrn"roh'/, n. 1. a type of braid, originating in Africa, in which a narrow strip of hair is plaited tightly against the scalp from front to back or from side to side. 2. ...
corn salad n. Any of several plants of the genus Valerianella, especially a Eurasian annual (V. locusta or V. olitoria), having small, white to pale bluish flowers and edible ...
corn silk n. The styles and stigmas that appear as a silky tuft or tassel at the tip of an ear of corn, used as a diuretic in herbal medicine. * * *
corn smut n. See cuitlacoche. * * *
corn snow n. Snow that has melted and refrozen into a rough granular surface. * * *
/kawrn"stawk'/, n. the stalk or stem of corn, esp. Indian corn. [1635-45, Amer.; CORN1 + STALK1] * * *
/kawrn"stahrch'/, n. a starch or a starchy flour made from corn and used for thickening gravies and sauces, making puddings, etc. Also called, esp. Brit., corn flour. [1850-55, ...
/kawrn"stik'/, n. Southern Cookery. a corn muffin baked in the form of a small ear of corn. [1940-45, Amer.; CORN1 + STICK1] * * *
corn sugar n. Dextrose obtained from cornstarch. * * *
corn syrup n. A syrup prepared from cornstarch, used in industry and in numerous food products as a sweetener. * * *
—cornual, adj. /kawr"nooh, -nyooh/, n., pl. cornua /-nooh euh, -nyooh euh/. a horn, esp. a bony part that resembles a horn. [1685-95; < L: HORN; akin to Gk kéras (see CERAT-), ...
Cornu, Paul
▪ French engineer born 1881, Lisieux, Fr. died 1944       French engineer who designed and built the first helicopter to perform a manned free ...
See cornu. * * *
—cornucopian, adj. —cornucopiate /kawr'neuh koh"pee it/, adj. /kawr'neuh koh"pee euh, -nyeuh-/, n. 1. Class. Myth. a horn containing food, drink, etc., in endless supply, ...
cornucopia leg
Furniture. a leg used on pieces in the Directoire and Empire styles, curving downward from the piece and curving upward again to a point and having a foot or caster at the lowest ...
See cornucopia. * * *
/kawr nooht", -nyooht"/, v., cornuted, cornuting, adj. v.t. 1. Archaic. to cuckold. adj. 2. cornuted. [1590-1600; < L cornutus horned, equiv. to cornu HORN + -tus adj. suffix] * ...
/kawr nooh"tid, -nyooh"-/, adj. 1. having horns. 2. shaped like a horn. 3. Archaic. cuckolded. Also, cornute. [1605-15; CORNUTE + -ED2] * * *
/kawr nooh"toh, -nyooh"-/, n., pl. cornutos. a cuckold. [1400-50; late ME < It: lit., one who is horned < L cornutus HORNED. See CORNUTE] * * *
Cornutus, Lucius Annaeus
▪ Roman philosopher born AD 54, –68       Roman stoic philosopher, best known as the teacher and friend of Persius, whose satires he helped to revise for publication ...
/kawrn"wawl/ or, esp. Brit., /-weuhl/, n. 1. a county in SW England. 397,200; 1369 sq. mi. (3545 sq. km). 2. a city in SE Ontario, in S Canada, SW of Ottawa, on the St. Lawrence. ...
Cornwall, duchy of
▪ estate, England, United Kingdom       a private estate consisting of lands, honours, franchises, rights, profits, etc., held by the eldest living son of the British ...
/kawrn waw"lis, -wol"is/, n. Charles, 1st Marquis, 1738-1805, British general and statesman: surrendered to Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, October 19, 1781. * * *
Cornwallis Code
▪ Great Britain-India [1793]       (1793), the enactment by which Lord Cornwallis (Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess and 2nd Earl, Viscount Brome, Baron ...
Cornwallis Island
▪ island, Canada       one of the Parry Islands in the Arctic Ocean, Baffin region, Nunavut territory, Canada. Located north of Barrow Strait between Devon and ...
Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess and 2nd Earl
born Dec. 31, 1738, London, Eng. died Oct. 5, 1805, Ghazipur, India British soldier and statesman. In 1780, during the American Revolution, he was appointed British commander ...
Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess and 2nd Earl, Viscount Brome, Baron Cornwallis of Eye
▪ British general and statesman born December 31, 1738, London, England died October 5, 1805, Ghazipur, India [now in Uttar Pradesh, India]  British soldier and statesman, ...
Corn·wal·lis (kôrn-wŏlʹĭs, -wôʹlĭs), Charles. First Marquis and Second Earl Cornwallis. 1738-1805. British military and political leader who commanded forces in North ...
Cornwell, Patricia
▪ 1997       U.S. crime novelist Patricia Cornwell signed a contract with G.P. Putnam's Sons in 1996 that would make her one of the most successful and well-paid women ...
corn whiskey n. Whiskey distilled from corn. * * *
corny1 —cornily, adv. —corniness, n. /kawr"nee/, adj., cornier, corniest. 1. of or abounding in corn. 2. Informal. a. old-fashioned, trite, or lacking in subtlety: corny ...
Cornysh, William
▪ English musician, author and actor Cornysh also spelled  Cornyshe  or  Cornysshe  born , East Greenwich, Eng. died , c. October 1523, Hylden?, Kent       English ...
/kaw"rddaw/, n. a city in NW Venezuela. 68,701. * * * ▪ Venezuela   city, capital of Falcón state, northwestern Venezuela. It lies 200 miles (320 km) west-northwest of ...
/kawr"euh dee, kor"-/, n., pl. corodies. Old Eng. Law. 1. a right to receive maintenance in the form of housing, food, or clothing, esp. the right enjoyed by the sovereign or a ...
corol. abbr. corollary. * * *
corollary. Also, corol. * * *
/keuh rol"euh/, n. Bot. the inner envelope of floral leaves of a flower, usually of delicate texture and of some color other than green; the petals considered ...
/kawr'euh lay"sheuhs, kor'-/, adj. of, pertaining to, or resembling a corolla. [1765-75; COROLL(A) + -ACEOUS] * * *
/kawr"euh ler'ee, kor"-/; esp. Brit., /keuh rol"euh ree/, n., pl. corollaries. 1. Math. a proposition that is incidentally proved in proving another proposition. 2. an immediate ...
/keuh rol"ayt, -it, kawr"euh layt', -lit, kor"-/, adj. Bot. having a corolla. Also, corollated /keuh rol"ay tid, kawr"euh lay'-, kor"-/. [1860-65; COROLL(A) + -ATE1] * * *
/kawr'euh man"dl, kor'-/, n. 1. the hard, brownish wood of a tropical Asian tree, Diospyros melanoxylon. 2. the tree itself. Also called coromandel ebony. [1835-45; after the ...
Coromandel Coast
/kawr"euh man"dl, kor"-, kawr'-, kor'-/ a coastal region in SE India, S of the Kistna River. * * * ▪ region, India       broad coastal plain in eastern Tamil Nadu ...
Coromandel Peninsula
▪ peninsula, New Zealand       peninsula, east-central North Island, New Zealand. Extending into the South Pacific Ocean for 70 miles (110 km) and averaging 20 miles in ...
Coromandel screen
▪ Chinese art       ebony folding screen with panels of incised black lacquer, often painted gold or other colours and frequently decorated by the application of jade ...
Coromandel work
lacquer work popular in England c1700 and marked by an incised design filled in with gold and color. Also called Bantam work, Coromandel lacquer. [after the COROMANDEL COAST, ...
Cor·o·man·del Coast (kôr'ə-mănʹdl) A region of southeast India bounded by the Bay of Bengal and the Eastern Ghats. The coast is known for its monsoons and turbulent ...
/keuh roh"neuh/, n., pl. coronas, coronae /-nee/. 1. a white or colored circle or set of concentric circles of light seen around a luminous body, esp. around the sun or moon. 2. ...
/keuh roh"neuh/, n. a city in SE California. 37,791. * * * Outermost region of the Sun's (or any star's) atmosphere, consisting of plasma. The Sun's corona has a temperature of ...
Corona Australis
/keuh roh"neuh aw stray"lis/, gen. Coronae Australis /keuh roh"nee aw stray"lis/. Astron. the Southern Crown, a southern constellation touching the southern part of ...
Corona Borealis
/keuh roh"neuh bawr'ee al"is, -ay"lis, -bohr'-/, gen. Coronae Borealis /keuh roh"nee bawr'ee al"is, -ay"lis, -bohr'-/. Astron. the Northern Crown, a northern constellation ...
corona discharge
Elect. a discharge, frequently luminous, at the surface of a conductor or between two conductors of the same transmission line, accompanied by ionization of the surrounding ...
corona radiata
/keuh roh"neuh ray'dee ay"teuh/, pl. coronae radiatae /keuh roh"nee ray'dee ay"tee/. Anat. the layer of follicle cells surrounding an ovum and remaining attached to it following ...
Corona Aus·tra·lis (ô-strāʹlĭs) n. A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Telescopium and Sagittarius. Also called Southern Crown.   [Latin Corōna austrālis: ...
Corona Bo·re·al·is (bôr'ē-ălʹĭs, bōr'ē-) n. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere between Hercules and Boötes. Also called Northern Crown.   [Latin Corōna ...
/kawr"euh neuhkh, kor"-/, n. (in Scotland and Ireland) a song or lamentation for the dead; dirge. [1490-1500; < ScotGael corranach, Ir coránach dirge] * * * ▪ Celtic ...
corona discharge n. An electrical discharge characterized by a corona and occurring when one of two electrodes in a gas has a shape causing the electric field at its surface to ...
/kawr'euh nah"doh, kor'-/; for 1 also Sp. /kaw'rddaw nah"dhaw/, n. 1. Francisco Vásquez de /frddahn thees"kaw bahs"keth dhe, frddahn sees"kaw bahs"kes/, 1510-54?, Spanish ...
Coronado Bay
▪ bay, Costa Rica Spanish  Bahía de Coronado        bay of the Pacific Ocean, bounded on the north, east, and southeast by southwestern Costa Rica. The bay, which ...
Coronado, Francisco Vásquezde
Co·ro·na·do (kôr'ə-näʹdō, kōr'-, kō'rō-näʹthō), Francisco Vásquez de. 1510-1554. Spanish explorer who in his quest for the fabled Seven Cities of Cibola was the ...
Coronado, Francisco Vázquez de
born с 1510, Salamanca, Spain died Sept. 22, 1554, Mex. Spanish explorer of the North American Southwest. Appointed governor of Nueva Galicia in west-central Mexico, Coronado ...
co·ro·nae (kə-rōʹnē) n. A plural of corona. * * *
—coronagraphic /keuh roh'neuh graf"ik/, adj. /keuh roh"neuh graf', -grahf'/, n. Astron. an instrument for observing and photographing the sun's corona, consisting of a ...
—coronaled; esp. Brit., coronalled, adj. —coronally, adv. n. /kawr"euh nl, kor"-/; adj. /keuh rohn"l, kawr"euh nl, kor"-/, n. 1. a crown; coronet. 2. a garland. adj. 3. of or ...
coronal hole
Astron. a part of the solar corona that appears dark on optical and x-ray images and is characterized by low temperature and low density. [1970-75] * * *
coronal suture
Anat. a seam extending across the skull where the frontal bone and the parietal bones meet. [1605-15] * * *
coronal suture n. The suture extending across the skull between the two parietal bones and the frontal bone. * * *
/kawr"euh ner'ee, kor"-/, adj., n., pl. coronaries. adj. 1. of or pertaining to the human heart, with respect to health. 2. Med. a. pertaining to the arteries that supply the ...
coronary artery
Anat. either of two arteries that originate in the aorta and supply the heart muscle with blood. See illus. under heart. [1735-45; so called from its crownlike envelopment of the ...
coronary bypass
the surgical revascularization of the heart, using healthy blood vessels of the patient, performed to circumvent obstructed coronary vessels and improve blood flow. * * ...
coronary care unit
coronary care unit n. the facility in a hospital specializing in the intensive care and monitoring of patients having serious heart problems * * *
coronary circulation
▪ physiology       part of the systemic circulatory system that supplies blood to and provides drainage from the tissues of the heart. In the human heart, two coronary ...
coronary cushion
a thick band of vascular tissue in the coronet of horses and other hoofed animals that secretes the horny wall of the hoof. Also called coronary ring, coronary band. * * *
coronary heart disease
or ischemic heart disease Progressive reduction of blood supply to the heart muscle due to narrowing or blocking of a coronary artery (see atherosclerosis). Short-term oxygen ...
coronary insufficiency
Pathol. inadequate blood flow to the heart muscle. * * *
coronary occlusion
Pathol. partial or total obstruction of a coronary artery, as by a thrombus, usually resulting in infarction of the myocardium. [1945-50] * * *
coronary sinus
Anat. a large venous channel in the heart wall that receives blood via the coronary veins and empties into the right atrium. [1825-35] * * *
coronary thrombosis
Pathol. a coronary occlusion in which there is blockage of a coronary arterial branch by a blood clot within the vessel, usually at a site narrowed by ...
coronary vein
Anat. any of several veins that receive blood from the heart wall and empty into the coronary sinus. [1825-35; see CORONARY ARTERY] * * *
coronary-care unit
/kawr"euh ner'ee kair", kor"-/ a specialized hospital unit for the early care and treatment of heart-attack patients. Abbr.: CCU * * *
coronary artery n. Either of two arteries that originate in the aorta and supply blood to the muscular tissue of the heart. * * *
coronarybypass surgery
coronary bypass surgery top:a healthy heart bottom: a saphenous vein graft bypassing a diseased right coronary artery Precision Graphics A surgical procedure performed to ...
coronarycare unit
coronary care unit n. Abbr. CCU A hospital unit that is specially equipped to treat patients with serious heart conditions, such as coronary thrombosis. * * *
coronary occlusion n. The partial or complete obstruction of blood flow in a coronary artery, as by a thrombus or the progressive buildup of atherosclerotic plaque. * * *
coronary sinus n. A venous sinus that opens into the right atrium of the heart and serves to drain the coronary veins. * * *
coronary thrombosis n. Obstruction of a coronary artery by a thrombus, often leading to destruction of heart muscle. * * *
coronary vein n. Any one of the veins that drains blood from the muscular tissue of the heart and empties into the coronary sinus. * * *
/kawr"euh nayt', kor"-/, adj., v., coronated, coronating. adj. 1. having or wearing a crown, coronet, or the like. v.t. 2. to crown (a sovereign). [1840-50; < L coronatus ptp. of ...
/kawr'euh nay"sheuhn, kor'-/, n. the act or ceremony of crowning a king, queen, or other sovereign. [1350-1400; ME coronacio(u)n < AF coronation < L coronat(us) CROWNED (see ...
Coronation Carpet
      17th-century Persian court-loomed floor covering, 12 feet 2 inches × 17 feet 1 inch (371 × 521 cm). It is made of silk pile with parts of the field covered in ...
Coronation Chair
a special chair in Westminster Abbey where the king or queen sits during the Coronation ceremony. It was made for King Edward I and used to have the Stone of Scone under it. * * ...
Coronation Street
a British television soap opera about the lives of the people who live in Coronation Street, a street in a typical working-class area of Manchester. It is one of Britain’s most ...
/keuh roh"neuh vuy'reuhs/, n., pl. coronaviruses. any of various RNA-containing spherical viruses of the family Coronaviridae, including several that cause acute respiratory ...
▪ Chile       city, south-central Chile. It lies along the Gulf of Arauco of the Pacific Ocean, just south of Concepción. Founded in 1851, it received city status in ...
Coronel Oviedo
▪ Paraguay  town, east-central Paraguay. Founded in 1758, the town is situated in the westward extension of the Brazilian Highlands. Its economic base is varied. Oranges, ...
—coronership, n. /kawr"euh neuhr, kor"-/, n. an officer, as of a county or municipality, whose chief function is to investigate by inquest, as before a jury, any death not ...
coroner's jury
▪ law       a group summoned from a district to assist a coroner in determining the cause of a person's death. The number of jurors generally ranges from 6 to 20. Even ...
See coroner. * * *
—coronetlike, adj. /kawr"euh nit, -net', kor"-, kawr'euh net", kor'-/, n. 1. a small crown. 2. a crown worn by nobles or peers. 3. a crownlike ornament for the head, as of gold ...
/kawr"euh ni tid, -net'id, kor"-, kawr'euh net"id, kor'-/, adj. 1. wearing or entitled to wear a coronet. 2. of noble birth. Also, coronetted. [1740-50; CORONET + -ED3] * * *
/kawr'euh nuy"tis, kor'-/, n. Vet. Pathol. inflammation of the coronary cushion of hoofed animals. [1885-90; CORON(A) + -ITIS] * * *
/keuh roh"nee euhm/, n. Astron. a hypothetical element once thought to exist because certain spectral lines in the emission spectrum of the solar corona could not be identified ...
—coronographic /keuh roh'neuh graf"ik/, adj. /keuh roh"neuh graf', -grahf'/, n. Astron. coronagraph. [1880-85] * * *
/kaw roh", keuh-/; Fr. /kaw rddoh"/, n. Jean Baptiste Camille /zhahonn bann teest" kann mee"yeu/, 1796-1875, French painter. * * *
Corot, (Jean-Baptiste-) Camille
born July 16, 1796, Paris, Fr. died Feb. 22, 1875, Paris French landscape painter. Born to prosperous parents, he proved unsuited to the family business and at age 25 was given ...
Corot, Camille
▪ French painter Introduction in full  Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot  born July 16, 1796, Paris, France died February 22, 1875, Paris       French painter, noted ...
Corot,Jean Baptiste Camille
Co·rot (kô-rōʹ, kə-), Jean Baptiste Camille. 1796-1875. French painter noted for his sketches of Italian landscapes. * * *
—corotation, n. —corotational, adj. /koh roh"tayt/, v.i., corotated, corotating. to rotate jointly, as with another rotating object or field. [1960-65; CO- + ROTATE1] * * *
See corotate. * * *
See corotation. * * *
▪ New South Wales, Australia  town on the Murray River, New South Wales, Australia. Immediately on the opposite side of the Murray River, in Victoria, is the twin town of ...
▪ Belize       town, northern Belize. It is a port on Chetumal Bay of the Caribbean Sea, across from the southeast corner of Mexico. Economic activities include sugar ...
Corp abbrev. 1. Corporal 2. Corporation: also corp: or Brit. corpn * * * (as used in expressions) National Railroad Passenger Corp. British Broadcasting Corp. Consolidated Rail ...
1. corporal. 2. corporation. Also, Corp. * * *
corporal. Also, Corpl. * * *
corporation. * * *
cor·poc·ra·cy (kôr-pŏkʹrə-sē) n. pl. cor·poc·ra·cies 1. Corporate bureaucracy. 2. A company characterized by top-heavy, isolated, risk-averse management, excess ...
See corpocracy. * * *
/kawr"peuhr euh/, n. a pl. of corpus. * * *
corpora callosa
corpora callosa [kə lō′sə] n. pl. of CORPUS CALLOSUM * * *
corpora lutea
corpora lutea [lo͞ot′ē ə] n. pl. of CORPUS LUTEUM * * *
corpora striata
corpora striata [strī āt′ə] n. pl. of CORPUS STRIATUM * * *
corpora cal·lo·sa (kə-lōʹsə) n. Plural of corpus callosum. * * *
corporal1 —corporality, n. —corporally, adv. /kawr"peuhr euhl, -preuhl/, adj. 1. of the human body; bodily; physical: corporal suffering. 2. Zool. of the body proper, as ...
corporal punishment
1. Law. physical punishment, as flogging, inflicted on the body of one convicted of a crime: formerly included the death penalty, sentencing to a term of years, etc. 2. physical ...
corporal's guard
1. Mil. any small detachment. 2. any small group, as of followers. [1835-45, Amer.] * * *
corporality [kôr΄pə ral′ə tē] n. 〚LL(Ec) corporalitas: see CORPORAL2〛 the state or quality of being material or having a body; bodily existence or substance * * * See ...
See corporality. * * *
corpora lu·te·a (lo͞oʹtē-ə) n. Plural of corpus luteum. * * *
corpora stri·a·ta (strī-āʹtə) n. Plural of corpus striatum. * * *
—corporately, adv. —corporateness, n. /kawr"peuhr it, -prit/, adj. 1. of, for, or belonging to a corporation or corporations: a corporate executive; She considers the new ...
corporate culture
the philosophy, values, behavior, dress codes, etc., that together constitute the unique style and policies of a company. * * *
corporate finance
Acquisition and allocation of a corporation's funds or resources, with the goal of maximizing shareholder wealth (i.e., stock value). Funds are acquired from both internal and ...
corporate image
the impression of the policies, personnel, and operations of a corporation that is imparted to its employees and the public. * * *
corporate income tax
Tax imposed by public authorities on the incomes of corporations. Virtually all countries assess taxes on the net profits of corporations; most are flat-rate levies rather than ...
corporate ladder
the hierarchical order of position, title, or rank, as in a large corporation: to work one's way up the corporate ladder. * * *
corporate park.
See office park. * * *
corporate raider
a person who seizes control of a company, as by secretly buying stock and gathering proxies. [1985-90] * * *
corporate state
      society governed by and composed of economic units of employers and employees in certain broad industries, all of which are subordinate to the state. See ...
corporate welfare
financial assistance, as tax breaks or subsidies, given by the government esp. to large companies. [1990-95, Amer.] * * *
corporate anorexia n. A condition in which a corporation does not have enough employees to meet its goals or needs, especially as a consequence of downsizing. * * *
See corporate. * * *
corporate welfare n. Financial aid, such as a subsidy or tax break, provided by a government to corporations or other businesses, especially when viewed as wasteful or unjust: ...
—corporational, adj. /kawr'peuh ray"sheuhn/, n. 1. an association of individuals, created by law or under authority of law, having a continuous existence independent of the ...
corporation income tax
➡ corporation tax * * *
corporation stop
a cock controlling the flow of water or gas from mains to individual consumers. Also called corporation cock. * * *
corporation tax
(BrE) (AmE corporation income tax) n [U] a tax paid by companies on their profits. British companies pay between 19% and 30% corporation tax, depending on the size of their ...
➡ companies * * *
—corporatist, adj. /kawr"peuh reuh tiz'euhm, -preuh tiz'-/, n. the principles, doctrine, or system of corporative organization of a political unit, as a city or state. Also, ...
corporatist [kôr′pə rə tist΄] adj. of or characteristic of a corporative state corporatism n. * * * cor·po·ra·tist (kôrʹpər-ə-tĭst', kôrʹprə-tĭst') adj. Of, ...
/kawr"peuh ray'tiv, -peuhr euh tiv, -preuh-/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a corporation. 2. of or pertaining to a political system under which the principal economic functions, ...
—corporatization, n. /kawr"peuhr euh tuyz', -preuh tuyz'/, v.t., corporatized, corporatizing. to develop into big business; bring under the control of a corporation: to ...
/kawr"peuh ray'teuhr/, n. a member of a corporation, esp. one of the original members. [1775-85; CORPORATE + -OR2] * * *
—corporeality, corporealness, n. —corporeally, adv. /kawr pawr"ee euhl, -pohr"-/, adj. 1. of the nature of the physical body; bodily. 2. material; tangible: corporeal ...
corporeality [kôr pôr΄ē al′ə tē] n. the state or quality of being corporeal; bodily existence * * * See corporeal. * * *
See corporeality. * * *
See corporeality. * * *
/kawr'peuh ree"i tee/, n. material or physical nature or quality; materiality. [1615-25; < ML corporeitas, equiv. to L corpore(us) CORPOREAL + -itas -ITY] * * *
corposant [kôr′pə sant΄, kôr′pəzant΄] n. 〚Port corpo santo, holy body < L corpus sanctum, holy body〛 SAINT ELMO'S FIRE * * * cor·po·sant ...
/kawr, kohr/, n., pl. corps /kawrz, kohrz/. 1. Mil. a. a military organization consisting of officers and enlisted personnel or of officers alone: the U.S. Marine Corps; corps of ...
corps de ballet
/kawr' deuh ba lay", bal"ay/; Fr. /kawrdd deuh bann le"/ the dancers in a ballet company who perform as a group and have no solo parts. [1820-30; < F; see CORPS, BALLET] * * *
Corps Législatif
▪ French history English  Legislative Corps        the legislature in France from 1795 to 1814. In the period of the Directory (q.v.) it was the name of the ...
Corps of Engineers
a branch of the U.S. Army responsible for military and many civil engineering projects. * * *
corpsde ballet
corps de bal·let (kôr' də bă-lāʹ, kōr') n. The dancers in a ballet troupe who perform as a group.   [French : corps, corps + de, of + ballet, ballet.] * * *
/kawrps/, n. 1. a dead body, usually of a human being. 2. something no longer useful or viable: rusting corpses of old cars. 3. Obs. a human or animal body, whether alive or ...
/kawr"meuhn, kohr"-/, n., pl. corpsmen. 1. U.S. Navy. an enlisted person working as a pharmacist or hospital assistant. 2. U.S. Army. an enlisted person in the Medical Corps who ...
/kawr"pyeuh leuhns/, n. bulkiness or largeness of body; fatness; portliness. Also, corpulency. [1350-1400; ME < L corpulentia. See CORPULENT, -ENCE] * * *
—corpulently, adv. /kawr"pyeuh leuhnt/, adj. large or bulky of body; portly; stout; fat. [1350-1400; ME < L corpulentus, equiv. to corp(us) body + -ulentus -ULENT] * * *

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