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cottage industry
1. the production, for sale, of goods at home, as the making of handicrafts by rural families. 2. any small-scale, loosely organized industry. [1920-25] * * *
cottage loaf
n (pl loaves) (BrE) a type of traditional British bread consisting of a large round loaf baked with a smaller round piece on top. * * *
cottage pie
➡ shepherd’s pie. * * *
cottage pudding
a pudding made by covering plain cake with a sweet sauce, often of fruit. [1905-10] * * *
cottage tulip
a late-flowering type of tulip, usually having pointed or elongated flowers. [1925-30] * * *
cottage window
a double-hung window with an upper sash smaller than the lower. Also called front window. * * *
cottage cheese n. A soft white cheese made of strained and seasoned curds of skim milk. Also called pot cheese, also called regionally Dutch cheese, smearcase. * * *
cottage industry n. 1. A usually small-scale industry carried on at home by family members using their own equipment. 2. A small, loosely organized, yet flourishing complex of ...
/kot"i jeuhr/, n. 1. a person who lives in a cottage. 2. Also, cotter, cottier /kot"ee euhr/. Brit. a rural worker; a laborer on a farm or in a small village. 3. a person having ...
cottage tulip n. A late-blooming type of garden tulip having long stems and egg-shaped, variously colored flowers. * * *
/kot"beuhs/; Ger. /kawt"boos/, n. a city in E Germany, on the Spree River. 107,623. * * * ▪ Germany also spelled  Kottbus        city, Brandenburg Land (state), ...
Cotte, Robert de
▪ French architect Cotte also spelled  Coste   born 1656, Paris, France died July 15, 1735, Passy       influential French architect who created mansions now ...
Cotten, Joseph
▪ 1995       U.S. actor (b. May 15, 1905, Petersburg, Va.—d. Feb. 6, 1994, Los Angeles, Calif.), was an accomplished Broadway star and a silver screen matinee idol ...
cotter1 /kot"euhr/, Mach. n. 1. a pin, wedge, key, or the like, fitted or driven into an opening to secure something or hold parts together. 2. See cotter pin. v.t. 3. to secure ...
cotter pin
Mach. a cotter having a split end that is spread after being pushed through a hole to prevent it from working loose. [1890-95] * * *
cotter slot
Mach. a slot cut into the end of a rod for the reception of another rod or part to be attached by a cotter. * * *
cotter pin Clarinda/Academy Artworks n. A split cotter inserted through holes in two or more pieces and bent at the ends to fasten the pieces together. * * *
Cottian Alps
/kot"ee euhn/ a mountain range in SW Europe, in France and Italy: a part of the Alps. Highest peak, Monte Viso, 12,602 ft. (3841 m). * * * ▪ mountains, Europe French  Alpes ...
Cot·ti·an Alps (kŏtʹē-ən) A range of the Alps between northwest Italy and southeast France. It rises to 3,843.6 m (12,602 ft) at Mount Viso. * * *
cottier [kät′ē ər] n. 〚ME & OFr cotier,COTTER1〛 1. in Great Britain and Ireland, a farmer who lives in a cottage 2. Historical in Ireland, a peasant renting a small ...
Cottington, Francis Cottington, Baron
▪ English official and diplomat born c. 1579, , Pitcombe, Somerset?, Eng. died June 19, 1652, Valladolid, Spain  English lord treasurer and ambassador who was leader of the ...
▪ Ligurian king also called  Marcus Julius Cottius   flourished 1st century BC       king and then prefect of the Ligurian tribes living in the area now called the ...
Cottolengo, Saint Giuseppe
▪ Roman Catholic saint in full  Saint Giuseppe Benedetto Cottolengo   born May 3, 1786, Bra, kingdom of Sardinia [Italy] died April 30, 1842, Chieri; canonized 1934; feast ...
/kot"n/, n. 1. a soft, white, downy substance consisting of the hairs or fibers attached to the seeds of plants belonging to the genus Gossypium, of the mallow family, used in ...
/kot"n/, n. John, 1584-1652, U.S. clergyman, colonist, and author (grandfather of Cotton Mather). * * * I Seed-hair fibre of various plants of the genus Gossypium, in the mallow ...
cotton batting
absorbent cotton pressed into pads or layers for use in dressing wounds, filling quilts, etc. [1820-30, Amer.] * * *
Cotton Belt
(sometimes l.c.) the part of the southern U.S. where cotton is grown, originally Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi, but now often extended to include parts of Texas and ...
cotton bollworm.
See corn earworm. [1865-70, Amer.] * * *
cotton cake
a mass of compressed cottonseed after the oil has been extracted: used chiefly to feed cattle. Also called cottonseed cake. [1890-95] * * *
cotton candy
a fluffy, sweet confection whipped from spun sugar and gathered or wound around a stick or cone-shaped paper core. [1925-30, Amer.] * * *
Cotton Club
a famous US jazz club in Harlem, New York City. Its best years were in the late 1920s when ‘Duke’ Ellington and his band played there. Most of the performers at the club were ...
cotton flannel
cotton flannel n. a soft cotton cloth with a napped surface, resembling woolen flannel * * *
cotton flannel.
See Canton flannel. [1835-45] * * *
cotton gin
a machine for separating the fibers of cotton from the seeds. [1790-1800, Amer.] * * * Machine for cleaning cotton of its seeds. The design that became standard was invented in ...
cotton grass
any rushlike plant constituting the genus Eriophorum, of the sedge family, common in swampy places and bearing spikes resembling tufts of cotton. [1590-1600; so called from its ...
cotton gum
☆ cotton gum n. a tall tupelo (Nyssa aquatica) with cottony leaves, found in swamps of the SE U.S. * * *
cotton gum.
any of several tupelo trees, esp. Nyssa aquatica. [1855-60, Amer.; so called from the cottonlike hairs of its seeds] * * *
cotton harvester
▪ machine       machine for harvesting cotton bolls. Mechanical cotton harvesters are of two basic types, strippers and pickers. Stripper-type harvesters strip the ...
Cotton Mather
➡ Mather * * *
cotton mill
a factory for producing cotton fabrics, thread, etc. [1785-95] * * *
cotton picker
a machine for removing the ripe cotton fiber from the standing plant. [1825-35, Amer.] * * *
cotton press
a press for baling cotton. [1800-10, Amer.] * * *
cotton rat
▪ rodent  any of 10 species of terrestrial rodents (rodent) found from the southern United States to northern South America. Cotton rats are stout-bodied with small ears, and ...
cotton stainer
any of several large red-and-black bugs of the genus Dysdercus that puncture oranges and cotton bolls and discolor cotton fibers: a serious pest in America and India. [1855-60, ...
Cotton State
Alabama (used as a nickname). [1930-35] * * *
cotton thistle.
See Scotch thistle. [1540-50] * * *
cotton tie
a light, narrow strip of metal for binding together bales of cotton, hemp, jute, etc. [1885-90] * * *
cotton top
a person with extremely light-colored hair. Also, cottontop. [1920-25] * * *
cotton wool
1. cotton in its raw state, as on the boll or gathered but unprocessed. 2. Brit. See absorbent cotton. [1590-1600] * * *
Cotton, Charles
▪ English author born April 28, 1630, Beresford Hall, Staffordshire, Eng. died Feb. 16, 1687, London       English poet and country squire, chiefly remembered for his ...
Cotton, F(rank) Albert
▪ 2008  American chemist born April 9, 1930 , Philadelphia, Pa. died Feb. 20, 2007, College Station, Texas was renowned for his work in the field of inorganic chemistry, ...
Cotton, John
born Dec. 4, 1585, Derby, Derbyshire, Eng. died Dec. 23, 1652, Boston, Mass. Anglo-American Puritan leader. He studied at the University of Cambridge, where he first ...
Cotton, Sir Arthur Thomas
▪ British engineer born May 15, 1803, Woodcote, Oxfordshire, Eng. died July 14, 1899, Dorking, Surrey       British irrigation engineer whose projects averted famines ...
Cotton, Sir Henry
▪ British golfer in full  Sir Thomas Henry Cotton   born Jan. 26, 1907, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, Eng. died Dec. 22, 1987, London  preeminent British golfer in the decades ...
Cotton, Sir Robert Bruce
born Jan. 22, 1571, Denton, Lancashire, Eng. died May 6, 1631, London? English antiquarian. From с 1585 Cotton collected ancient records, manuscripts, books, and coins and ...
Cotton, Sir Robert Bruce, 1st Baronet
▪ English antiquarian born Jan. 22, 1571, Denton, Lancashire, Eng. died May 6, 1631, London?  English antiquarian, the founder of the Cottonian Library, and a prominent ...
Cot·ton (kŏtʹn), John. 1584-1652. English-born American cleric who was vicar of Saint Botolph's Church in England until he was summoned to court for his Puritanism. He fled ...
☆ cotton-picking [kät′'npik΄ən ] adj. Slang worthless, damned, hateful, etc.: used as a general intensive of opprobrium * * * cot·ton-pick·ing (kŏtʹn-pĭk'ĭng) adj. ...
/kot'n ayd"/, n. a heavy, coarse fabric made of cotton or mixed fibers and often resembling wool, used in the manufacture of work clothes. [1795-1805; < F cotonnade. See COTTON, ...
Cotton Belt An agricultural region of the southeast United States, concentrated particularly in South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi, where cotton became the ...
cotton candy n. A light, very sweet candy of threaded sugar, often tinted with food coloring and twirled onto a stick. Also called spun sugar. * * *
cotton gin n. A machine that separates the seeds, seed hulls, and other small objects from the fibers of cotton. * * *
cotton grass n. Any of various perennial grasslike plants of the genus Eriophorum native chiefly to wet places in northern temperate and cold regions and bearing at maturity one ...
/kot"n mowth'/, n., pl. cottonmouths /-mowths', -mowdhz'/. a venomous snake, Agkistrodon (Ancistrodon) piscivorus, of swamps in southeastern U.S., that grows to about 4 ft. (1.2 ...
/kot"n pik'euhn/, adj. Slang. damned; confounded: That's a cottonpickin' lie. Also, cottonpicking /kot"n pik'euhn, -pik'ing/. [1950-55, Amer.; COTTON + PICK1 + -ING2] * * *
/kot"n seed'/, n., pl. cottonseeds, (esp. collectively) cottonseed. the seed of the cotton plant, yielding an oil. [1785-95; COTTON + SEED] * * * ▪ seed       seed of ...
cottonseed cake.
See cotton cake. [1865-70, Amer.] * * *
cottonseed meal
cotton cake when pulverized. [1855-60, Amer.] * * *
cottonseed oil
a brown-yellow, viscid oil with a nutlike odor, obtained from the seed of the cotton plant: used in the manufacture of soaps, hydrogenated fats, lubricants, and cosmetics, as a ...
cottonseed oil n. The usually pale yellow oil obtained from cottonseed, used in manufacturing, industry, and cooking. * * *
cotton stainer n. Any of various small, flat, red and black bugs of the genus Dysdercus that pierce cotton bolls and stain the fibers. * * *
/kot"n tayl'/, n. any small North American rabbit of the genus Sylvilagus, having a brownish coat and fluffy white tail. [1865-70, Amer.; COTTON + TAIL1] * * *       any ...
/kot"n weed'/, n. any of various plants having stems and leaves covered with a soft, hoary pubescence. [1555-65; COTTON + WEED1] * * *
/kot"n wik'/, n. a grunt, Haemulon melanurum, of warm Atlantic seas. [1670-80; COTTON + WICK1] * * *
/kot"n wood'/, n. any of several American poplars, as Populus deltoides, having toothed, triangular leaves and cottonlike tufts on the seeds. [1795-1805, Amer.; COTTON + WOOD1] * ...
cotton wool n. Cotton in its natural or raw state. * * *
/kot"n ee/, adj. 1. of or like cotton; soft. 2. covered with a down or nap resembling cotton. [1570-80; COTTON + -Y1] * * *
cottony jujube.
See Indian jujube. * * *
cottony-cushion scale
/kot"n ee koosh"euhn/ a scale insect, Icerya purchasi, native to Australia, now a common pest in the citrus-growing regions of California. [1885-90] * * * Scale insect (Icerya ...
Cottrell, Frederick Gardner
▪ American chemist born Jan. 10, 1877, Oakland, Calif., U.S. died Nov. 16, 1948, Berkeley, Calif.  U.S. educator, scientist, and inventor of the electrostatic (electrostatic ...
▪ Dominican Republic       city, central Dominican Republic. Situated in the fertile La Vega Real region on the Yuna River, it was founded in 1505 as a mining centre. ...
/koh tul"euh, keuh-/, n., pl. cotul-ae /-tul"ee/. (in prescriptions) a measure. [1570-80; < L < Gk kotýle cup; see COTYLOID] * * *
/keuh tun"uyt/, n. a soft, white to yellowish mineral, lead chloride, PbCl2, that forms as an alteration product of galena. [1825-35; < G Cotunnit, after Domenico Cotugno, in ...
/keuh terr"niks/, n. any of several small Old World quails of the genus Coturnix, esp. C. japonica (Japanese quail), widely used as a laboratory animal. [1758; < NL; L coturnix, ...
/koht"wahl/, n. kotwal. * * *
/koh tee"/; Fr. /kaw tee"/, n. René Jules Gustave /rddeuh nay" zhyuul gyuus tannv"/, 1882-1962, president of France 1954-59. * * *
Coty, François
▪ French businessman born , May 3, 1874, Ajaccio, Corsica died July 25, 1934, Louveciennes, Fr.  French perfume manufacturer who acquired newspaper interests to advance his ...
Coty, René
Co·ty (kō-tēʹ, kô-), René. 1882-1962. French politician and the last president (1953-1959) of the Fourth Republic. He was instrumental in recalling Charles de Gaulle to ...
—cotyledonal, cotyledonary /kot'l eed"n er'ee/, cotyledonous, adj. /kot'l eed"n/, n. Bot. 1. the primary or rudimentary leaf of the embryo of seed plants. 2. Anat. any of ...
See cotyledonary. * * *
See cotyledon. * * *
See cotyledonary. * * *
/kot"l oyd'/, adj. Anat. cup-shaped. [1750-60; < Gk kotyloeidés, equiv. to kotýl(e) cup + -oeides -OID] * * *
—cotylosaurian, adj. /kot"l euh sawr'/, n. any member of the extinct order Cotylosauria, comprising heavy-bodied, splay-limbed, plant-eating reptiles that arose during the ...
/koh"tuyp/, n. a syntype. [1890-95; CO- + TYPE] * * *
▪ Thracian goddess also called  Cotytto,         Thracian goddess worshipped with orgiastic rites, especially at night. Her worship was apparently adopted publicly in ...
▪ bird  any of about 10 species of terrestrial birds of the genus Coua, of the cuckoo family (Cuculidae) found in Madagascar. Couas are long-tailed, weak-flying birds 45 to ...
Coubertin, Pierre, baron de
born Jan. 1, 1863, Paris, France died Sept. 2, 1937, Geneva, Switz. French educator, primarily responsible for the revival of the Olympic Games in 1894. He became one of the ...
/kooh"keuhl/, n. any of several Old World cuckoos of the genus Centropus, having harsh-textured plumage and a long, daggerlike hind claw. [1805-15; < F, said to be equiv. to ...
/kowch/ or, for 6, 15, /koohch/, n. 1. a piece of furniture for seating from two to four people, typically in the form of a bench with a back, sometimes having an armrest at one ...
couch grass
/kowch, koohch/ any of various grasses, esp. Agropyron repens, known chiefly as troublesome weeds and characterized by creeping rootstocks that spread rapidly. Also called ...
couch potato
Informal. a person whose leisure time is spent watching television. [1980-85] * * *
couch potatoes
➡ sport and fitness * * *
couch roll
/koohch, kowch/, Papermaking. the roll on which a wet web is transferred from the paper machine to the couch. [1850-55] * * *
/kow"cheuhnt/, adj. 1. lying down; crouching. 2. Heraldry. (of an animal) represented as lying on its stomach with its hind legs and forelegs pointed forward. [1400-50; late ME < ...
/kooh shay"/, adj. Heraldry. (of an escutcheon) depicted in a diagonal position, the sinister chief uppermost. [1720-30; < F, ptp. of coucher to lay down. See COUCH] * * *
/kooh"cheuhr, kow"-/, n. Papermaking. the worker who transfers sheets of wet pulp to the couch. [1745-55; COUCH + -ER1] * * *
/kooh shet"/, n. Railroads. 1. a sleeping berth in a passenger compartment that can be collapsed to form a benchlike seat for daytime use. 2. a compartment containing such ...
couch grass n. A Eurasian grass (Agropyron repens) that has whitish-yellow root stocks and has become a troublesome weed in the New World. Also called quack grass, witch ...
/kow"ching/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that couches. 2. a method of embroidering in which a thread, often heavy, laid upon the surface of the material, is caught down at ...
couch potato n. Slang A person who spends much time sitting or lying down, usually watching television. * * *
▪ France in full  Coucy-le-Château-Auffrique,         village in the Aisne département, Picardy région, northern France, 18 miles (29 km) west-southwest of Laon. ...
coudé [ko͞o dā′] adj. of a reflecting telescope system of mirrors, lenses, cameras, etc. in which the light is reflected through an opening in the side and then to a distant ...
coudé telescope
/kooh day"/ a telescope in which light from the primary mirror is reflected along the polar axis to additional mirrors, and in which the focus (coudé focus) is independent of ...
/kooh ay"/, n. Émile /ay meel"/, 1857-1926, French psychotherapist. Cf. Couéism. * * *
Coué, Émile
Cou·é (ko͞o-āʹ, kwā), Émile. 1857-1926. French doctor who popularized a system of psychotherapy based on autosuggestion. * * * born Feb. 26, 1857, Troyes, France died ...
/kooh ay"iz euhm, kooh"ay iz'-/, n. a method of self-help stressing autosuggestion, popular esp. in the U.S. c1920 and featuring the slogan "Day by day in every way I am getting ...
Coues, Elliott
▪ American ornithologist born Sept. 9, 1842, Portsmouth, N.H., U.S. died Dec. 25, 1899, Baltimore, Md.       American ornithologist who advanced the study and ...
Couette flow
/kooh et"/, Mech. the flow of a fluid between two surfaces that have tangential relative motion, as of a liquid between two coaxial cylinders that have different angular ...
/kooh"geuhr/, n., pl. cougars, (esp. collectively) cougar. a large, tawny cat, Felis concolor, of North and South America: now greatly reduced in number and endangered in some ...
—cougher, n. /kawf, kof/, v.i. 1. to expel air from the lungs suddenly with a harsh noise, often involuntarily. 2. (of an internal-combustion engine) to make a similar noise as ...
cough drop
a small, medicinal lozenge for relieving a cough, sore throat, hoarseness, etc. [1850-55] * * *
cough syrup
a medicated, syruplike fluid, usually flavored and nonnarcotic or mildly narcotic, for relieving coughs or soothing irritated throats. Also called cough medicine. [1875-80] * * *
cough drop n. A small, often medicated and sweetened lozenge taken orally to ease coughing or soothe a sore throat. * * *
/kawg"lin, kog"-/, n. Charles Edward ("Father Coughlin"), 1891-1979, U.S. Roman Catholic priest, activist, radio broadcaster, and editor, born in Canada. * * *
Coughlin, Charles E
▪ American clergyman and politician byname  Father Coughlin   born Oct. 25, 1891, Hamilton, Ont., Can. died Oct. 27, 1979, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., U.S.       U.S. ...
Coughlin, Charles E(dward)
or Father Coughlin born Oct. 25, 1891, Hamilton, Ont., Can. died Oct. 27, 1979, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., U.S. Canadian-born U.S. clergyman. Ordained a Roman Catholic priest in ...
cough syrup n. A sweetened medicated liquid taken orally to ease coughing. * * *
Coughtry, Graham
▪ 2000       Canadian artist who was a member of the group that in the 1950s brought abstract art to Canada; he specialized in works that featured the human figure and ...
/kood/; unstressed /keuhd/, v. 1. a pt. of can1. auxiliary verb. 2. (used to express possibility): I wonder who that could be at the door. That couldn't be true. 3. (used to ...
could've [kood′əv] contraction could have * * *
could·est (ko͝odʹĭst) or couldst (ko͝odst) aux.v. Archaic A second person singular past tense of can1. * * *
/kood"nt/ contraction of could not. Usage. See care, contraction. * * *
/koodst, kootst/, auxiliary v. and v. Archaic. 2nd pers. sing. pt. of can.1 Also, couldest /kood"ist/. * * *
/kooh"lee/, n. 1. Chiefly Western U.S. and Western Canada. a deep ravine or gulch, usually dry, that has been formed by running water. 2. a small valley. 3. a low-lying area. 4. ...
Coulee Dam
▪ Washington, United States       town on the Columbia River, northeast-central Washington, U.S. It is located at a point where Grant, Douglas, and Okanogan counties ...
/kooh leeb yahk"/, n. French-Russian Cookery. a fish pie usually made with salmon or sturgeon combined with buckwheat, hard-boiled eggs, mushrooms, scallions, wine, herbs, and ...
cou·lis (ko͞o-lēʹ) n. A thick sauce made of puréed fruit or vegetables: raspberry coulis.   [French, strained liquid, from Old French couleis, from Vulgar Latin ...
/kooh lees"/, n. 1. a timber or the like having a groove for guiding a sliding panel. 2. Theat. a. the space between two wing flats, leg drops, or the like. b. any space or area ...
/koohl wahr"/; Fr. /kooh lwannrdd"/, n., pl. couloirs /koohl wahrz"/, Fr. /kooh lwannrdd"/. a steep gorge or gully on the side of a mountain, esp. in the Alps. [1850-55; < F: ...
/kooh"lom, -lohm, kooh lom", -lohm"/, n. the SI unit of quantity of electricity, equal to the quantity of charge transferred in one second across a conductor in which there is a ...
/kooh"lom, -lohm, kooh lom", -lohm"/; Fr. /kooh lawonn"/, n. Charles Augustin de /shannrddl oh gyuu staonn" deuh/, 1736-1806, French physicist and inventor. * * * (as used in ...
Coulomb force
▪ physics also called  Coulomb Interaction,         attraction or repulsion of particles or objects because of their electric charge. One of the basic physical ...
Coulomb's law
Elect. the principle that the force between two point charges acts in the direction of the line between them and is directly proportional to the product of their electric charges ...
Cou·lomb's law (ko͞oʹlŏmz', -lōmz') n. The fundamental law of electrostatics stating that the force between two charged particles is directly proportional to the product of ...
Coulomb, Charles-Augustin de
born June 14, 1736, Angoulême, France died Aug. 23, 1806, Paris French physicist. After serving as a military engineer in the West Indies, he returned to France in the 1780s ...
Coulomb,Charles Augustin de
Cou·lomb (ko͞oʹlŏm', -lōm', ko͞o-lŏmʹ, -lôɴʹ), Charles Augustin de. 1736-1806. French physicist who pioneered research into magnetism and electricity and formulated ...
Coulomb force n. An attractive or repulsive electrostatic force described by Coulomb's law. * * *
/kooh lom"i teuhr, keuh-/, n. Elect. voltameter. Also, coulombmeter /kooh"lom mee'teuhr, -lohm-/. [1900-05; COULO(MB) + -METER] * * *
See coulometry. * * *
See coulometric. * * *
—coulometric /kooh'leuh me"trik/, adj. —coulometrically, adv. /kooh lom"i tree, keuh-/, n. Chem. a method used in quantitative analysis, whereby the amount of a substance set ...
Coulon, Johnny
▪ American boxer born February 12, 1889, Toronto, Ontario, Canada died October 29, 1973, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.  American professional boxer and world bantamweight ...
Coulouris, George
▪ British actor born Oct. 1, 1903, Manchester, Eng. died April 25, 1989, London       British actor known for his portrayals of villianous characters such as Count Teck ...
/kohl"teuhr/, n. colter. * * *
/kohl"teuhr/, n. John Merle /merrl/, 1851-1928, U.S. botanist. * * *
Coulter pine
a California pine, Pinus coulteri, having stout, bluish-green needles and heavy cones 9 to 14 in. (23 to 36 cm) long. Also called big-cone pine. [1885-90, Amer.; named after ...
Coulter, Ann
▪ 2006       Pundit Ann Coulter was not the first American commentator, on either the left or the right, to reach celebrity status by unleashing a consistent barrage of ...
Coulter, Wallace Henry
▪ 1999       American scientist and entrepreneur who redefined the field of hematology and cellular biology with his numerous inventions, the most significant of which ...
Coul·ter pine (kōlʹtər) Pinus coulteri Wendy Smith n. A pine tree (Pinus coulteri) native to California and Baja California, having bluish-green needles in bundles of three ...
/kooh"meuh din/, Pharm., Trademark. a brand name for warfarin (def. 2). * * *
See coumarin. * * *
/kooh"meuh rin/, n. a fragrant crystalline substance, C9H6O2, obtained from the tonka bean, sweet clover, and certain other plants or prepared synthetically, used chiefly in ...
/kooh"meuh rohn'/, n. Chem. a colorless liquid, C8H6O7, derived from a naphtha distilled from coal tar: used chiefly in the synthesis of coumarone resins. Also, cumarone. Also ...
coumarone resin
any of the group of thermosetting resins derived by the polymerization of mixtures of coumarone and indene: used chiefly in the manufacture of paints, varnishes, and printing ...
/kown"seuhl/, n. 1. an assembly of persons summoned or convened for consultation, deliberation, or advice. 2. a body of persons specially designated or selected to act in an ...
council area
n an administrative area in Scotland. From 1975 until 1996, Scotland was divided into nine regions, which operated in a similar way to counties. Each region had two levels of ...
council areas
➡ council area * * *
Council Bluffs
a city in SW Iowa, across the Missouri River from Omaha, Neb. 56,449. * * * ▪ Iowa, United States       city, seat (1851) of Pottawattamie county, southwestern Iowa, ...
council chamber
➡ local government * * *
council estates
➡ council house * * *
council fire
a fire kept burning continually during a council of American Indians. [1745-55, Amer.] * * *
council flats
➡ council house * * *
Council for Mutual Economic Assistance
or Comecon Organization founded in 1949 to facilitate and coordinate the economic development of Soviet-bloc countries. Its original members were the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, ...
Council for World Mission
▪ British religious organization formerly (1966–77)  Congregational Council for World Mission        English mission organization, formed in 1966 by the merger of ...
Council Grove
▪ Kansas, United States       city, seat (1871) of Morris county, east-central Kansas, U.S., on the Neosho River. The settlement started as an Indian campground in a ...
council house
n (in Britain) a house provided by a local council at a low rent. Council houses and council flats are mainly occupied by people with lower incomes. The first ones were built ...
council leader
➡ local government * * *
Council of Economic Advisers
U.S. Govt. a board, consisting of three members, established in 1946 to advise the president on economic matters. Abbr.: CEA * * *
Council of Europe
an organization that aims to protect human rights and encourage European countries to work together in areas such as culture, education, sport, health, crime and the environment. ...
Council of Ministers
1. the policy-making body of the European Economic Community, representing all the member nations. 2. (sometimes l.c.) the highest administrative body of various countries, ...
Council of Nationalities.
See under Supreme Soviet. * * *
council of state
a council that deliberates on high-level policies of a government. [1605-15] * * *
Council of Ten
the governing council of Venice from 1310 until its overthrow in 1797, composed originally of 10 and later 17 members. * * *
Council of the European Union
the most powerful organization of the European Union, consisting of one government minister from each European Union member country. Governments can send different ministers to ...
Council of the Reich
German Hist. the Reichsrat. * * *
Council of the Union.
See under Supreme Soviet. * * *
council of war
1. a conference of high-ranking military or naval officers, usually for discussing a major emergency or war problem. 2. any conference for discussing or deciding upon a course of ...
council tax
n [C, U] (in Britain) a local tax paid by every household, according to the value of their house or flat/apartment. It replaced the poll tax, a tax paid by every adult, in 1993. ...
council-manager plan
/kown"seuhl man"euh jeuhr/ a system of municipal government in which the administrative powers of the city are entrusted to a manager selected by the city council. * * *
Coun·cil Bluffs (koun'səl) A city of southwest Iowa on the Missouri River opposite Omaha, Nebraska. It was settled as Kanesville in 1846 and renamed in 1852. Population: ...
—councillorship, n. /kown"seuh leuhr, -sleuhr/, n. councilor. * * *
➡ local government * * *
—councilmanic /kown'seuhl man"ik/, adj. /kown"seuhl meuhn/, n., pl. councilmen. a member of a council, esp. the local legislative body of a city. [1650-60; COUNCIL + ...
/kown"seuhl mem'beuhr/, n. a member of a council, esp. a legislative council. [COUNCIL + MEMBER] * * *
councilof ministers
council of ministers n. pl. councils of ministers A body of advisers to a head of state. * * *
—councilorship, n. /kown"seuh leuhr, -sleuhr/, n. 1. a member of a council. 2. counselor. Also, councillor. [1300-50; COUNCIL + -OR2; r. ME conseiler < AF: adviser; see ...
See councilor. * * *
/kown"seuhl perr'seuhn/, n. a member of a city or local legislative council. [COUNCIL + -PERSON] Usage. See -person. * * *
(as used in expressions) Buddhist councils Lyon Councils of Toledo councils of * * *
/kown"seuhl woom'euhn/, n., pl. councilwomen. a female member of a council, esp. the local legislative body of a city. [1925-30; COUNCIL + -WOMAN] Usage. See -woman. * * *
—counselable; esp. Brit., counsellable, adj. /kown"seuhl/, n., pl. counsel for 3, v., counseled, counseling or (esp. Brit.) counselled, counselling. n. 1. advice; opinion or ...
/kown'seuh lee"/, n. a person who is being counseled. [1920-25; COUNSEL + -EE] * * *
/kown"seuh ling/, n. Psychol. professional guidance in resolving personal conflicts and emotional problems. Also, counselling. [COUNSEL + -ING1] * * * Professional guidance of ...
—counselorship; esp. Brit., counsellorship, n. /kown"seuh leuhr/, n. 1. a person who counsels; adviser. 2. a faculty member who advises students on personal and academic ...
/kown"seuh leuhr euht law"/, n., pl. counselors-at-law. counselor (def. 4). [1875-80] * * *
See counselor. * * *
Counsilman, Doc
▪ 2005 (James Edward Counsilman),         American coach (b. Dec. 28, 1920, Birmingham, Ala.—d. Jan. 4, 2004, Bloomington, Ind.), was widely recognized as one of the ...
count1 /kownt/, v.t. 1. to check over (the separate units or groups of a collection) one by one to determine the total number; add up; enumerate: He counted his tickets and found ...
count noun
Gram. a noun, as apple, table, or birthday, that typically refers to a countable thing and that in English can be used in both the singular and the plural and can be preceded by ...
Count of Monte Cristo, The
/mon"tee kris"toh/, (French, Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) a novel (1844-45) by Alexandre Dumas père. * * *
count palatine
pl. counts palatine. 1. (formerly, in Germany) a count having jurisdiction in his fief or province. 2. Also called earl palatine. Eng. Hist. an earl or other county proprietor ...
Count's War
▪ Denmark [1534-36] Danish  Grevens Fejde        (1534–36), the last Danish war of succession, which resulted in the strengthening of the monarchy and in the ...
See countable. * * *
—countability, countableness, n. —countably, adv. /kown"teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. able to be counted. 2. Math. a. (of a set) having a finite number of elements. b. (of a set) ...
See countability. * * *
countably additive function
Math. a set function that upon operating on the union of a countable number of disjoint sets gives the same result as the sum of the functional values of each set. Cf. finitely ...
countably compact set
Math. a set for which every cover consisting of a countable number of sets has a subcover consisting of a finite number of sets. * * *
/kownt"down'/, n. 1. the backward counting in fixed time units from the initiation of a project, as a rocket launching, with the moment of firing designated as zero. 2. the final ...
—countenancer, n. /kown"tn euhns/, n., v., countenanced, countenancing. n. 1. appearance, esp. the look or expression of the face: a sad countenance. 2. the face; visage. 3. ...
See countenance. * * *
counter1 /kown"teuhr/, n. 1. a table or display case on which goods can be shown, business transacted, etc. 2. (in restaurants, luncheonettes, etc.) a long, narrow table with ...
counter check
a blank check available in a bank for the use of a depositor in making a withdrawal from that bank. [1855-60, Amer.] * * *
counter electromotive force
Elect. an electromotive force that is created by a chemical or magnetic effect upon a circuit and that acts in opposition to the applied electromotive force of the circuit. Also ...
counter image
Math. See inverse image. * * *
Counter Reformation
the movement within the Roman Catholic Church that followed the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. * * *
counter table
a medieval English table having a top divided into appropriately marked spaces for various denominations of money. * * *
counter word
counter word n. any word freely used as a general term of approval or disapproval without reference to its more exact meaning, as nice, terrible, lousy, terrific * * *
a combining form of counter3, used with the meanings "against," "contrary," "opposite," "in opposition or response to" (countermand); "complementary," "in reciprocation," ...
/kown"teuhr boohl'/, n. contre-partie. [COUNTER- + BOULLE] * * *
/kown"teuhr uy'euhn, -uy'on/, n. Physical Chem. an ion in solution that associates itself with an ion of opposite charge on the surface of a member of a solute. [COUNTER- + ...
Counter-Reformation [kount΄ər ref΄ər mā′shən] n. the reform movement in the Roman Catholic Church in the 16th cent., following the Protestant Reformation and in answer to ...
—counteractant, adj. —counteracter, counteractor, n. —counteractingly, adv. —counteraction, n. —counteractive, adj. —counteractively, adv. /kown'teuhr akt"/, v.t. to ...
See counteract. * * *
See counteraction. * * *
See counteraction. * * *
n. * * *
n. * * *
v., counterargued, counterarguing. * * *
/kown"teuhr ahr'gyeuh meuhnt/, n. a contrasting, opposing, or refuting argument. [1860-65; COUNTER- + ARGUMENT] * * *
v.t., n. * * *
n. /kown"teuhr euh tak'/; v. /kown'teuhr euh tak", kown"teuhr euh tak'/, n. 1. an attack made as an offset or reply to another attack. 2. Mil. an attack by a ground combat unit ...
—counterattractive, adj. —counterattractively, adv. /kown'teuhr euh trak"sheuhn/, n. a rival or opposite attraction. [1755-65; COUNTER- + ATTRACTION] * * *
n. /kown"teuhr bal'euhns/; v. /kown'teuhr bal"euhns/, n., v., counterbalanced, counterbalancing. n. 1. a weight balancing another weight; an equal weight, power, or influence ...
n., v., counterbade, counterbad or counterbid, counterbidden or counterbid, counterbidding. * * *
/kown"teuhr blast', -blahst'/, n. an unrestrained and vigorously powerful response to an attacking statement. [1560-70; COUNTER- + BLAST] * * *
n., v., counterblockaded, counterblockading. * * *
/kown"teuhr bloh'/, n. a blow given in return or retaliation, as in boxing. Also called counterpunch. [1625-35; COUNTER- + BLOW1] * * *
—counterborer, n. /kown"teuhr bawr', -bohr'; kown"teuhr bawr", -bohr"/, n., v., counterbored, counterboring. n. 1. a tool for enlarging a drilled hole for a portion of its ...
/kown"teuhr brays'/, n. Engin., Building Trades. a web member of a truss subject to tension or compression under varying conditions. [1815-25; COUNTER- + BRACE] * * *
/kown'teuhr chaynj"/, v.t., counterchanged, counterchanging. 1. to cause to change places, qualities, etc.; interchange. 2. to diversify; checker. [1885-90; COUNTER- + CHANGE] * ...
n. /kown"teuhr chahrj'/; v. /kown'teuhr chahrj", kown"teuhr chahrj'/, n., v., countercharged, countercharging. n. 1. a charge by an accused person against the accuser. 2. Mil. a ...
n. /kown"teuhr chek'/; v. /kown'teuhr chek"/, n. 1. a check that opposes or restrains. 2. a check controlling or confirming another check. v.t. 3. to oppose or restrain (a ...
—counterclaimant, n. n. /kown"teuhr klaym'/; v. /kown'teuhr klaym"/, n. 1. a claim made to offset another claim, esp. one made by the defendant in a legal action. v.t., v.i. 2. ...
See counterclaim. * * *
/kown'teuhr klok"wuyz'/, adj., adv. in a direction opposite to that of the normal rotation of the hands of a clock; not clockwise. Also, contraclockwise; esp. Brit., ...

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