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Coventry, Sir John
▪ English politician died 1682       English politician, remembered for his connection with the Coventry Act of 1671.       Coventry was the son of Sir John ...
Coventry, Sir William
▪ English statesman born c. 1628 died June 23, 1686, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Eng.       English statesman, one of the ablest and most respected figures of Charles ...
Coventry, Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron
▪ English lawyer born 1578, Croome, Worcestershire, England died January 14, 1640, London       English lawyer, lord keeper of England from 1625 to ...
—coverable, adj. —coverer, n. —coverless, adj. /kuv"euhr/, v.t. 1. to be or serve as a covering for; extend over; rest on the surface of: Snow covered the fields. 2. to ...
cover charge
a fee, in addition to the cost of food and drink, charged by a restaurant, nightclub, etc., for entertainment. Also called cover. Cf. minimum (def. 4). [1920-25, Amer.] * * *
cover crop
a crop, usually a legume, planted to keep nutrients from leaching, soil from eroding, and land from weeding over, as during the winter. [1905-10] * * * Fast-growing crop, such ...
cover girl
an attractive young woman whose picture is featured on a magazine cover. [1910-15, Amer.] * * *
cover glass
a thin, round or square piece of glass used to cover an object mounted on a slide for microscopic observation. Also called cover slip. [1880-85] * * *
cover letter
cover letter n. a letter sent with an enclosure or package as an explanation: also covering letter * * *
cover point
1. Cricket. the position and the player stationed near the point. 2. Lacrosse. the position and the player stationed before the point. [1840-50] * * *
cover slip
Micros. See cover glass. [1850-55] * * *
cover story
1. a magazine article highlighted by an illustration on the cover. 2. a fabricated story used to conceal a true purpose; alibi: No one believed the cover story released to the ...
cover text
a text that conceals an encoded message. * * *
cover version
a recording of a song by a singer, instrumentalist, or group other than the original performer or composer. Also called cover. [1965-70] * * *
/kuv"euhr up'/, n. 1. any action, stratagem, or other means of concealing or preventing investigation or exposure. 2. Also, coverup. any of various women's garments, as loose ...
See cover. * * *
/kuv"euhr ij, kuv"rij/, n. 1. Insurance. protection provided against risks or a risk, often as specified: Does the coverage include flood damage? 2. Journalism. the reporting and ...
/kuv"euhr awl'/, n. 1. a loose-fitting, one-piece work garment, consisting of a trouserlike portion and a top with or without sleeves, worn over other clothing. 2. overalls for ...
cover boy n. An boy or man whose picture is featured on a magazine cover. * * *
cover charge n. A fixed amount added to the bill at a nightclub or restaurant for entertainment or services. * * *
cover crop n. A crop, such as winter rye or clover, planted between periods of regular crop production to prevent soil erosion and provide humus or nitrogen. * * *
/kuv"euhr dayl'/, n. Miles, 1488-1569, English divine: translator of the Bible into English 1535. * * *
Coverdale, Miles
born 1488?, York, Yorkshire, Eng. died Jan. 20, 1569, London English bishop who issued the first printed English Bible. Ordained in 1514, he became an Augustinian friar at ...
Cov·er·dale (kŭvʹər-dāl'), Miles. 1488-1568. English cleric and scholar who produced the first complete English translation of the Bible (1535). * * *
Coverdell, Paul
▪ 2001       American politician (b. Jan. 20, 1939, Des Moines, Iowa—d. July 18, 2000, Atlanta, Ga.), was a Republican U.S. senator from Georgia from 1993 until his ...
covered bridge
▪ engineering  timber-truss structure carrying a roadway over a river or other obstacle, popular in folklore and art but also of major significance in engineering history. ...
covered wagon
1. a large wagon with a high, bonnetlike canvas top, esp. such a wagon used by pioneers to transport themselves and their possessions across the North American plains during the ...
covered-dish supper
/kuv"euhrd dish'/ a meal to which guests contribute food, as casseroles. * * *
cov·ered bridge (kŭvʹərd) n. A bridge whose roadway is protected by a roof and sides. * * *
covered wagon n. A large wagon covered with an arched canvas top, used especially by American pioneers for prairie travel. * * *
See coverable. * * *
cover girl n. An attractive young woman whose picture is featured on a magazine cover. * * *
cover glass n. 1. A small thin piece of glass used to cover a specimen on a microscope slide. Also called cover slip. 2. A protective sheet of glass for a transparency. * * *
/kuv"euhr ing/, n. 1. something laid over or wrapped around a thing, esp. for concealment, protection, or warmth. 2. Math. cover (def. 52). 3. the buying of securities or ...
covering letter
a letter that accompanies another letter, a package, or the like, to explain, commend, etc. Also, cover letter. [1885-90] * * *
covering power
Photog. the maximum area of a scene that can be recorded with good definition by a particular lens. Also called coverage. [1890-95] * * *
covering-law model
Model of explanation according to which to explain an event by reference to another event necessarily presupposes an appeal to laws or general propositions correlating events of ...
covering letter n. See cover letter. * * *
See coverable. * * *
/kuv"euhr lit/, n. 1. Also, coverlid /kuv"euhr lid/. a bed quilt that does not cover the pillow, used chiefly for warmth; bedspread. 2. Archaic. any covering or ...
cover letter n. A letter sent with other documents to explain more fully or provide more information. Also called covering letter. * * *
/kuv"euhr lee/, n. Sir Roger de, a literary figure representing the ideal of the early 18th-century squire in The Spectator, by Addison and Steele. * * *
coverlid [kuv′ərlid] n. archaic or dial. var. of COVERLET * * * cov·er·lid (kŭvʹər-lĭd) n. Variant of coverlet. * * *
covers abbr. versed cosine. * * *
coversed sine
/koh"verrst/, Math. the versed sine of the complement of an angle or arc. Also called versed cosine. [1700-10] * * *
co·ver·sine (kō-vûrʹsīn') n. See versed cosine. * * *
cover slip n. See cover glass. * * *
cover song n. See cover version. * * *
cover story n. 1. A featured story in a magazine that concerns the illustration on the cover. 2. A false story intended to deceive or mislead: The spy's cover story required ...
—covertly, adv. —covertness, n. adj. /koh"veuhrt, kuv"euhrt/; n. /kuv"euhrt, koh"veuhrt/, adj. 1. concealed; secret; disguised. 2. covered; sheltered. 3. Law. (of a wife) ...
covert action
a secret action undertaken to influence the course of political events, as a government intelligence operation. Also called covert operation. [1975-80] * * *
covert cloth
a cotton, woolen, or worsted cloth of twill weave, the warp being of ply yarns one of which may be white. Also called covert. [1890-95] * * *
See covert. * * *
See covertly. * * *
/kuv"euhr cheuhr/, n. 1. a cover or covering; shelter; concealment. 2. Law. the status of a married woman considered as under the protection and authority of her ...
coverup [kuv′ər up΄] n. 1. an attempt to keep blunders, crimes, etc. from being disclosed ☆ 2. an outer garment, esp. for wearing over a swimsuit * * *
cover version n. A recording of a song that was previously recorded or made popular by another. Also called cover song. * * *
—covetable, adj. —coveter, n. —covetingly, adv. /kuv"it/, v.t. 1. to desire wrongfully, inordinately, or without due regard for the rights of others: to covet another's ...
See covet. * * *
See covetable. * * *
See covetable. * * *
—covetously, adv. —covetousness, n. /kuv"i teuhs/, adj. 1. inordinately or wrongly desirous of wealth or possessions; greedy. 2. eagerly desirous. [1250-1300; ME coveitous < ...
See covetous. * * *
See covetously. * * *
/kuv"ee/, n., pl. coveys. 1. a brood or small flock of partridges or similar birds. 2. a group, set, or company. [1400-50; ME, var. of covee < AF, OF, n. use of fem. of ptp. of ...
Covilhã, Pêro da
▪ Portuguese explorer also spelled  Pedro de Covilham , or  Covilhão  born c. 1460, Covilhã, Portugal died after 1526       early Portuguese explorer of Africa, ...
covin [kuv′in] n. 〚ME: see COVEN〛 1. Archaic treachery or fraud, or a group engaged in this 2. Law a conspiracy of two or more people to defraud or injure another or ...
/keuh vee"neuh/, n. a city in SW California, near Los Angeles. 33,751. * * *
coving [kōv′iŋ] n. a concave molding or arch; cove * * * cov·ing (kōʹvĭng) n. See cove1. * * * or cove Concave molding or deeply arched section of a wall ...
/kuv"ing teuhn/, n. 1. a city in N Kentucky, on the Ohio River. 49,013. 2. a town in central Georgia. 10,586. * * * ▪ Kentucky, United States       city, one of the ...
cow1 —cowlike, adj. /kow/, n., pl. cows, (Archaic) kine. 1. the mature female of a bovine animal, esp. of the genus Bos. 2. the female of various other large animals, as the ...
Cow and Gate{™}
a company that produces milk products and food for babies. * * *
cow cake
Slang. cow dung. [1965-70] * * *
cow chips
dried cow dung used esp. for fuel by early settlers, explorers, etc., in the American West. [1865-70, Amer.] * * *
cow college
Informal. 1. an agricultural college. 2. a small, relatively unknown rural college. [1910-15] * * *
cow country
a region of cattle ranches, as rural areas of the southwestern U.S., esp. Texas. [1880-85] * * *
cow flop
Slang. cow dung. [1900-05] * * *
cow horse.
See cow pony. [1850-55, Amer.] * * *
cow killer
the wingless female of any of several velvet ants, esp. Dasymutilla occidentalis, of the southern U.S., which inflicts a painful sting. [1885-90, Amer.] * * *
cow lily
spatterdock. [1860-65, Amer.] * * *
cow parsley
cow parsley n. a tall, biennial weed (Anthriscus sylvestris) of the umbel family, with tiny white flowers and parsleylike leaves, native to temperate areas of the Old World * * *
cow parsnip
any of several tall, coarse plants of the genus Heracleum, of the parsley family, as H. sphondylium or H. lanatum, having large, flat clusters of white flowers. [1540-50] * * ...
cow pie
Slang. a piece of cow dung. * * *
cow pilot
cow pilot n. SERGEANT MAJOR (sense 3) * * *
cow pilot.
See sergeant major (def. 3). [1880-85] * * *
cow pony
a small, fast, agile horse trained for use by cowhands in herding cattle. [1870-75, Amer.] * * *
cow shark
any of several sharks constituting the family Hexanchidae, having six or seven gill openings on each side of the head. * * *
cow town
1. a small town, esp. one in a cattle-raising district in the western U.S. or Canada. 2. a town or city, esp. in the western U.S. or Canada, from which cattle are shipped to ...
cow vetch
a climbing plant, Vicia cracca, of the legume family, of Eurasia and North America, having elongated clusters of violet-purple flowers. * * *
cow, sanctity of the
▪ Hinduism  in Hinduism, the belief that the cow is representative of divine and natural beneficence and should therefore be protected and venerated. The cow has also been ...
/kow'euh bung"geuh/, Interj. (a yell of exhilaration, mainly used by surfers.) [of uncert. orig.] * * *
/kow"ij/, n. 1. a tropical vine, Mucuna pruriens, of the legume family, bearing reddish or blackish pods. 2. the pod itself, covered with bristlelike hairs that are irritating to ...
/kow"euhnz vil'/, n. a town in S Quebec, in E Canada. 12,240. * * *
/kow"euhrd/, n. 1. a person who lacks courage in facing danger, difficulty, opposition, pain, etc.; a timid or easily intimidated person. adj. 2. lacking courage; very fearful or ...
/kow"euhrd/, n. Noel, 1899-1973, English playwright, author, actor, and composer. * * *
Coward, Sir Noë l (Peirce)
born Dec. 16, 1899, Teddington, near London, Eng. died March 26, 1973, St. Mary, Jam. British playwright, actor, and songwriter. An actor from age 12, he wrote light comedies ...
Coward, Sir Noël
▪ English playwright, actor, and composer in full  Sir Noël Peirce Coward  born December 16, 1899, Teddington, near London, England died March 26, 1973, St. Mary, ...
Coward,Sir Noel Pierce
Cow·ard (kouʹərd), Sir Noel Pierce. 1899-1973. British actor, playwright, and composer especially noted for his witty and worldly comedies, such as Hay Fever (1925) and ...
/kow"euhr dis/, n. lack of courage to face danger, difficulty, opposition, pain, etc. [1250-1300; ME cowardise < OF co(u)ardise, equiv. to co(u)art cowardly (see COWARD) + -ise ...
See cowardly. * * *
—cowardliness, n. /kow"euhrd lee/, adj. 1. lacking courage; contemptibly timid. 2. characteristic of or befitting a coward; despicably mean, covert, or unprincipled: a cowardly ...
/kow"bayn'/, n. any of several poisonous plants of the parsley family, as Oxypolis rigidior, of swampy areas of North America, or the water hemlock, Cicuta maculata. [1770-80; ...
/kow"bel'/, n. 1. a bell hung around a cow's neck to indicate its whereabouts. 2. the bladder campion. [1805-15; COW1 + BELL1] * * *
/kow"ber'ee, -beuh ree/, n., pl. cowberries. 1. the berry or fruit of any of various shrubs, esp. Vaccinium vitis-idaea, of the heath family, growing in pastures. 2. any of these ...
cowbind [kou′bīnd΄] n. either of two poisonous, climbing bryonies (Bryonia alba or B. dioica) with black or red berries and fleshy roots formerly used in medicine as a ...
/kow"berrd'/, n. any of several New World blackbirds of the genus Molothrus, esp. M. ater, of North America, that accompany herds of cattle. [1795-1805, Amer.; COW1 + BIRD] * * ...
/kow"boy'/, n. 1. a man who herds and tends cattle on a ranch, esp. in the western U.S., and who traditionally goes about most of his work on horseback. 2. a man who exhibits the ...
cowboy boot
a boot with a chunky, moderately high slanted heel, usually pointed toe, and decorative stitching or tooling, extending to mid-calf. [1890-95] * * *
cowboy hat
a broad-brimmed hat with a high crown, usually of soft felt, as worn by cowboys and ranchers. [1890-95] * * *
cowboy boot pair of cowboy boots PhotoDisc, Inc. n. A high-arched boot with a high Cuban heel and usually ornamental stitching. * * *
cowboy hat n. A felt hat having a tall crown and very wide brim. Also called ten-gallon hat. * * *
cowboys and Indians
a children's game in which players imitate the supposed behavior of cowboys and Indians in conflict, as in shooting, chasing, and capturing. [1885-90, Amer.] * * *
▪ Wales, United Kingdom       market town, Vale of Glamorgan county, historic county of Glamorgan (Morgannwg), Wales. Centrally located in the Vale of Glamorgan, ...
/kow"kach'euhr/, n. a triangular frame at the front of a locomotive, esp. a steam locomotive, designed for clearing the track of obstructions. Also called pilot. [1830-40, Amer.; ...
cow college n. Informal 1. An agricultural college. 2. A college or university considered to be provincial and unsophisticated. * * *
Cowdray, Weetman Dickinson Pearson, 1st Viscount
▪ British engineer and politician also called  (1910–17) Baron Cowdray Of Midhurst   born July 15, 1856, Shelley Woodhouse, Yorkshire, Eng. died May 1, 1927, Dunecht ...
(1932–2000) an English cricketer, well known for scoring many runs (= points). He played for Kent and was the captain of England in the 1960s. He was made a knight in 1992 and ...
Cowdrey, Colin
▪ 2001 Lord Cowdrey of Tonbridge        British cricket player and administrator (b. Dec. 24, 1932, Putumala, India—d. Dec. 5, 2000, Angmering, West Sussex, Eng.), was ...
See cow2. * * *
/kow"euhl/, n. Henry (Dixon), 1897-1965, U.S. composer. * * *
Cowell, Henry
▪ American composer in full  Henry Dixon Cowell  born March 11, 1897, Menlo Park, California, U.S. died December 10, 1965, Shady, New York  American composer who, with ...
Cowell, Henry (Dixon)
born March 11, 1897, Menlo Park, Calif., U.S. died Dec. 10, 1965, Shady, N.Y. U.S. avant-garde composer. He began early to experiment with techniques such as tone clusters and ...
Cowell, Simon
▪ 2007       The star of British television producer, record company executive, and notoriously nasty TV talent show judge Simon Cowell shone ever more brightly in 2006 ...
Cowen, Brian
▪ 2009 born Jan. 10, 1960, Tullamore, County Offaly, Ire.       In April 2008 Brian Cowen—then serving as Ireland's finance minister, deputy prime minister, and ...
Cowen, Sir Frederic Hymen
▪ British conductor and composer born Jan. 29, 1852, Kingston, Jam. died Oct. 6, 1935, London, Eng.       conductor, pianist, and composer who was widely regarded as ...
—coweringly, adv. /kow"euhr/, v.i. to crouch, as in fear or shame. [1250-1300; ME couren; c. Norw, Sw kura, MLG kuren, G kauern] Syn. cringe, recoil, flinch, quail. * * *
/kowz/, n. a seaport on the Isle of Wight, in S England: resort. 18,895. * * * ▪ England, United Kingdom       town at the northern extremity of the Isle of Wight ...
Cowes Week
➡ Cowes * * *
/kow"fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) cowfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) cowfishes. 1. any of several marine fishes having hornlike projections over the ...
cowflop [kou′fläp΄] n. Slang COWPAT: also cowflap * * *
/kow"gerrl'/, n. 1. a woman who herds and tends cattle on a ranch, esp. in the western U.S., and who traditionally goes about most of her work on horseback. 2. a woman who ...
/kow"ij/, n. cowage. * * *
/kow"hand'/, n. a person employed on a cattle ranch; cowboy or cowgirl. [1885-90, Amer.; COW1 + HAND] * * *
/kow"errb', -herrb'/, n. a plant, Vaccaria pyramidata, of the pink family, native to Europe, having clusters of pink flowers. [1855-60; COW1 + HERB] * * *
/kow"herrd'/, n. a person whose occupation is tending and herding cows. [bef. 1000; ME couherde, OE cuherde; see cow1, HERD2] * * *
/kow"huyd'/, n., v., cowhided, cowhiding. n. 1. the hide of a cow. 2. the leather made from it. 3. a strong, flexible whip made of rawhide or of braided leather. 4. cowhides, ...
Cowie, Mervyn Hugh
▪ 1997       British wildlife conservationist who was the founder and, for 20 years, director of Kenya's Royal National Parks; he also assisted in the development of ...
/koh win"euhr, koh"win'-/, n. one of two or more joint winners. Also, co-winner. [CO- + WINNER] * * *
/kow"ich/, n. cowage. [1795-1805] * * *
/kowl/, n. 1. a hooded garment worn by monks. 2. the hood of this garment. 3. part of a garment that is draped to resemble a cowl or hood. 4. the forward part of the body of a ...
/kowl/, n. Jane, 1884-1950, U.S. actress and playwright. * * * ▪ religious dress  hooded cloak worn by monks, usually the same colour as the habit of the order. Originally a ...
Cowl, Jane
▪ American playwright and actress also called  Jane Cowles , original name  Grace Bailey  born Dec. 14, 1883, Boston, Mass., U.S. died June 22, 1950, Santa Monica, ...
/kowld/, adj. 1. wearing a cowl. 2. shaped like a cowl; cucullate. [1555-65; COWL + -ED3] * * *
Cowles family
▪ American publishing family       publishing family known for Look and other mass magazines popular in the mid-20th century and for the newspapers it developed in two ...
Cowles, Henry Chandler
▪ American botanist born Feb. 27, 1869, Kensington, Conn., U.S. died Sept. 12, 1939, Chicago       American botanist, a pioneer in the field of plant ...
/kow"lee, kooh"-/, n. 1. Abraham, 1618-67, English poet. 2. Malcolm, born 1898, U.S. writer, critic, and editor. * * *
Cowley, Abraham
born 1618, London died July 28, 1667, Chertsey, Eng. British poet and essayist. He was a fellow at the University of Cambridge but was ejected for his political opinions during ...
Cowley, Malcolm
born Aug. 24, 1898, Belsano, Pa., U.S. died March 27, 1989, New Milford, Conn. U.S. literary critic and social historian. He was educated at Harvard and in France. As literary ...
Cow·ley (kouʹlē), Abraham. 1618-1667. English metaphysical poet whose works include Davideis (1656), an epic on the life of King David. * * *
/kow"lik'/, n. a tuft of hair that grows in a direction different from that of the rest of the hair. [1590-1600; COW1 + LICK] * * *
/kow"ling/, n. a streamlined metal housing or removable covering for an engine, esp. an aircraft engine, often part of or forming a continuous line with the fuselage or ...
Cow·litz (kouʹlĭts) A river rising in the Cascade Range of southwest Washington and flowing about 209 km (130 mi) west and south to the Columbia River. * * *
/kowl"nek'/, n. 1. a style of neckline for a woman's garment having material draped in rounded folds. 2. a garment with this type of neckline, esp. a sweater or dress. [COWL + ...
cowlstaff [kōl′staf΄, ko͞ol′stäf΄] n. 〚 COWL2 + STAFF1〛 Archaic a pole run through the handles of a large tub so that it can be carried between two persons * * *
/kow"meuhn/, n., pl. cowmen. 1. Western U.S. a. a person who owns cattle; rancher. b. a cowboy or cowherd. 2. Brit. a farmworker who tends cows. [1670-80; COW1 + MAN1] * * *
/koh"werr'keuhr, koh werr"-/, n. a fellow worker; colleague. [1635-45; CO- + WORKER] * * *
cow parsnip n. Any of several tall coarse herbs of the genus Heracleum in the parsley family, native chiefly to northern temperate regions and having compound umbels of small ...
cowpat [kou′pat΄] n. a piece or pile of cow manure: also cowpie, cowplop * * *
/kow"pee'/, n. 1. a plant, Vigna unguiculata, extensively cultivated in the southern U.S. for forage, soil improvement, etc. 2. the seed of this plant, used for food. Also called ...
Cowpens, Battle of
▪ American Revolution [1781]       (January 17, 1781), in the American Revolution, brilliant American victory over a British force on the northern border of South ...
/kooh"peuhr, kow"-/, n. William, 1731-1800, English poet and hymnologist. * * *
Cowper's gland
/kow"peuhrz, kooh"-/, Anat., Zool. either of two small glands that secrete a mucous substance into the male urethra. Also called bulbourethral gland. [1730-40; named after ...
Cow·per's gland (kouʹpərz, ko͞oʹ-) n. See bulbourethral gland.   [After WilliamCowper (1666-1709), English surgeon.] * * *
Cowper, William
born Nov. 26, 1731, Great Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, Eng. died April 25, 1800, East Dereham, Norfolk British poet. Throughout his life he was plagued by recurring mental ...
Cowper, William Cowper, 1st Earl, Viscount Fordwich
▪ English lawyer and politician also called  (1706–18) Baron Cowper Of Wingham   born c. 1665 died Oct. 10, 1723, Colne Green, Hertfordshire, Eng.  English lawyer and a ...
Cow·per (ko͞oʹpər, kouʹ-, ko͝opʹər), William. 1731-1800. British poet considered a precursor of romanticism. His best-known work, The Task (1785), praises rural life and ...
cow·pie (kouʹpī') n. Informal A small rounded pile of cow excrement. * * *
cow pilot n. See sergeant major. * * *
/krddah"nahkh/, n. 1. Lucas ("the Elder"), 1472-1553, German painter and graphic artist. 2. his son, Lucas the Younger, 1515-86, German painter and graphic artist. Also, Kranach, ...
Cranach, Lucas, the Elder
orig. Lucas Müller born 1472, Cranach, bishopric of Bamberg died Oct. 16, 1553, Weimar, Saxe-Weimar German painter and printmaker. He took his name from the town of his ...
Cra·nach (kräʹnäKH), Lucas. Known as “the Elder.” 1472-1553. German painter and engraver noted for his many portraits and religious works, some of which depict the ...
➡ Thanksgiving * * *
/kran"ber'ee, -beuh ree/, n., pl. cranberries. 1. the red, acid fruit or berry of certain plants of the genus Vaccinium, of the heath family, as V. macrocarpon (large cranberry ...
cranberry bog
a bog in which cranberry plants are cultivated. [1800-10, Amer.] * * *
cranberry bush
1. See highbush cranberry. 2. See guelder rose. [1770-80, Amer.] * * *
cranberry glass
reddish-pink transparent glassware first made in England and the U.S. in the mid-19th century. * * *
cranberry gourd
1. a South American vine, Abobra tenuifolia, of the gourd family, having deeply lobed, ovate leaves and bearing a berrylike scarlet fruit. 2. the fruit itself. * * *
cranberry tree.
See highbush cranberry. [1805-15, Amer.] * * *
cranberry bush n. A North American shrub (Viburnum trilobum) having broad clusters of white flowers and scarlet fruit. Also called cranberry tree, highbush cranberry. * * *
cranberry glass n. Glassware having a deep red color and a golden sheen, especially popular in England and the United States in the late 19th century. * * *
/kran"brook'/, n. a city in SE British Columbia, in SW Canada. 15,915. * * * ▪ British Columbia, Canada       city, southeastern corner of British Columbia, Canada. ...
Cranbrook Academy of Art
▪ school, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States       private, coeducational institution of higher learning in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., U.S. The school and its ...
Cranbrook, Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 1st earl of, Viscount Cranbrook Of Hemsted, Baron Medway Of Hemsted Park
▪ British politician original name  (until 1878) Gathorne Hardy   born Oct. 1, 1814, Bradford, Yorkshire, Eng. died Oct. 30, 1906, Hemsted Park, Kent  English Conservative ...
crance iron
/krans/, Naut. 1. a metal ring or cap to which bobstays and shrouds are secured, at the forward end of a bowsprit. 2. an iron mast fitting holding a yard that is not raised or ...
/krahnch/, v.t., v.i., n. crunch. [1740-50; perh. b. CRASH1 and CRUNCH] * * *
/kran"dl/, n. a tool for dressing stone, having adjustable, pointed, steel rods held in a slot at the end of the handle. [prob. after the proper name] * * *
/kran"dl/, n. Prudence, 1803-90, U.S. educator and civil-rights activist. * * *
Crandall, Prudence
▪ American educator born Sept. 3, 1803, Hopkinton, R.I., U.S. died Jan. 28, 1890, Elk Falls, Kan.  American schoolteacher whose attempt to educate African American girls ...
/krayn/, n., v., craned, craning. n. 1. any large wading bird of the family Gruidae, characterized by long legs, bill, and neck and an elevated hind toe. 2. (not used ...
/krayn/, n. 1. (Harold) Hart, 1899-1932, U.S. poet. 2. Stephen, 1871-1900, U.S. novelist, poet, and short-story writer. * * * I Any of 15 species (family Gruidae) of tall wading ...
crane fly
—crane-fly, adj. any of numerous nonbiting insects constituting the family Tipulidae, inhabiting damp areas and resembling a large mosquito with extremely long ...
Crane, (Harold) Hart
born July 21, 1899, Garrettsville, Ohio, U.S. died April 27, 1932, at sea, Caribbean Sea U.S. poet. Crane worked at a variety of jobs before settling in New York City. White ...
Crane, (Harold)Hart
Crane (krān), (Harold) Hart. 1899-1932. American poet whose works, including The Bridge (1930), celebrate America's cultural past, present, and future. * * *
Crane, Caroline Julia Bartlett
▪ American minister née  Caroline Julia Bartlett  born Aug. 17, 1858, Hudson, Wis., U.S. died March 24, 1935, Kalamazoo, Mich.       American minister who, after a ...
Crane, Eva
▪ 2008 Ethel Eva Widdowson        British bee scientist born June 12, 1912, London, Eng. died Sept. 6, 2007, Slough, Berkshire, Eng. tirelessly amassed and ...
Crane, Hart
▪ American poet in full  Harold Hart Crane   born July 21, 1899, Garrettsville, Ohio, U.S. died April 27, 1932, at sea, Caribbean Sea       American poet who ...
Crane, R.S.
▪ American literary critic in full  Ronald Salmon Crane   born Jan. 5, 1886, Tecumseh, Mich., U.S. died July 12, 1967, Chicago, Ill.       American literary critic ...
Crane, Stephen
born Nov. 1, 1871, Newark, N.J., U.S. died June 5, 1900, Badenweiler, Baden, Ger. U.S. novelist and short-story writer. Crane briefly attended college before moving to New York ...
Crane, Walter
born Aug. 15, 1845, Liverpool, Eng. died March 14, 1915, Horsham English illustrator, painter, and designer. The son of a portrait painter, he studied Italian Old Masters and ...
Crane, Stephen. 1871-1900. American writer whose works include The Red Badge of Courage (1895) and the short story “The Open Boat” (1898). * * *
crane fly n. Any of numerous long-legged, slender-bodied flies of the family Tipulidae, having the general appearance of a large mosquito. Also called daddy longlegs. * * *
cranesbill or crane's-bill [krānz′bil΄] n. GERANIUM (sense 1) * * * cranes·bill (krānzʹbĭl') n. See geranium. * * *
/kran"feuhrd/, n. a township in NE New Jersey. 24,573. * * * ▪ New Jersey, United States       township (town), Union county, northeastern New Jersey, U.S. It lies ...
crani- pref. Variant of cranio-. * * *
cra·ni·a (krāʹnē-ə) n. A plural of cranium. * * *
—cranially, adv. /kray"nee euhl/, adj. of or pertaining to the cranium or skull. [1790-1800; CRANI(UM) + -AL1] * * *
cranial index
Craniom. cephalic index. [1865-70] * * *
cranial nerve
Anat. any of the nerves arising from the brainstem and exiting to the periphery of the head through skull openings, including 10 pairs in fish and amphibians and 12 pairs in ...
cranial index n. The ratio of the maximum breadth to the maximum length of the skull, multiplied by 100. * * *
See cranial. * * *
cranial nerve n. Any of several nerves that arise in pairs from the brainstem and reach the periphery through openings in the skull. There are 12 such pairs in mammals, birds, ...
/kray"nee it, -ayt'/, adj. 1. having a cranium or skull. n. 2. a craniate animal. [1875-80; CRANI(UM) + -ATE1] * * *
cra·ni·ec·to·my (krā'nē-ĕkʹtə-mē) n. pl. cra·ni·ec·to·mies Surgical removal of a portion of the cranium. * * *
a combining form representing cranium in compound words: craniotomy. * * *
/kray'nee oh seuh ree"breuhl, -ser"euh-/, adj. pertaining to or involving both cerebrum and cranium. [1900-05; CRANIO- + CEREBRAL] * * *
/kray'nee oh fay"sheuhl/, adj. of, pertaining to, or affecting the cranium and face. [1850-55; CRANIO- + FACIAL] * * *
/kray"nee euh graf', -grahf'/, n. an instrument that outlines the skull. [1875-80; CRANIO- + -GRAPH] * * *
/kray'nee og"reuh fee/, n. examination of the skull as depicted by craniographs, photographs, and charts. [1860-65; CRANIO- + -GRAPHY] * * *
craniology. * * *
See craniology. * * *
See craniological. * * *
See craniological. * * *
—craniological /kray'nee euh loj"i keuhl/, adj. —craniologically, adv. —craniologist, n. /kray'nee ol"euh jee/, n. the science that deals with the size, shape, and other ...
craniometry. * * *
/kray'nee om"i teuhr/, n. an instrument for measuring the external dimensions of skulls. [1875-80; CRANIO- + -METER] * * *
See craniometer. * * *
See craniometric. * * *
—craniometric /kray'nee euh me"trik/, craniometrical, adj. —craniometrically, adv. —craniometrist, n. /kray'nee om"i tree/, n. the science of measuring skulls, chiefly to ...
▪ tumour       benign brain tumour arising from the pituitary gland. Although most common in children, it can occur at any age. As it grows, the tumour may compress ...
/kray"nee euh fawr', -fohr'/, n. a device that holds a skull in place for measuring. [1875-80; CRANIO- + -PHORE] * * *
/kray'nee oh say"kreuhl, -sak"reuhl/, adj. Anat. parasympathetic. [1920-25; CRANIO- + SACRAL2] * * *
—cranioscopical /kray'nee euh skop"i keuhl/, adj. —cranioscopist, n. /kray'nee os"keuh pee/, n. observation, examination, and description of the human skull. [1795-1805; ...
or craniostosis Cranial deformity produced when the bones of the skull fuse too early. Pressure from the growing brain normally causes the skull bones to grow along the seams ...
/kray'nee ot"euh mee/, n., pl. craniotomies. Surg. the operation of opening the skull, usually for operations on the brain. [1850-55; CRANIO- + -TOMY] * * *
/kray"nee euhm/, n., pl. craniums, crania /-nee euh/. 1. the skull of a vertebrate. 2. the part of the skull that encloses the brain. Also called braincase. [1375-1425; late ME ...
crank1 —crankless, adj. /krangk/, n. 1. Mach. any of several types of arms or levers for imparting rotary or oscillatory motion to a rotating shaft, one end of the crank being ...
crank letter
a hostile or fanatical letter, often sent anonymously. * * *
/krangk"suy'did/, adj. Southern U.S. lopsided; askew. [1880-85; see CRANK2] * * *
/krangk"up'/, n. an act or instance of cranking up. [1905-10; n. use of v. phrase crank up] * * *
/krangk"kays'/, n. (in an internal-combustion engine) the housing that encloses the crankshaft, connecting rods, and allied parts. [1875-80; CRANK1 + CASE2] * * *
See cranky1. * * *
See crankily. * * *
/krang"keuhl/, n., v.t., v.i., crankled, crankling. bend; turn; crinkle. [1585-95; CRANK1 + -LE] * * *
Cranko, John
▪ South African dancer, choreographer, and director born Aug. 15, 1927, Rustenburg, S.Af. died June 26, 1973, Dublin       dancer, choreographer, and ballet director ...
crankous [krȧŋ′kəs] adj. Scot. cranky; ill-tempered; irritable * * *
/krangk"pin'/, n. Mach. a short cylindrical pin at the outer end of a crank, held by and moving with a connecting rod or link. Also, crank pin. Cf. web (def. 11). [1830-40; ...
/krangk"shaft', -shahft'/, n. Mach. a shaft having one or more cranks, usually formed as integral parts. [1850-55; CRANK1 + SHAFT] * * *
cranky1 —crankily, adv. —crankiness, n. /krang"kee/, adj., crankier, crankiest. 1. ill-tempered; grouchy; cross: I'm always cranky when I don't get enough sleep. 2. ...
/kran"meuhr/, n. Thomas, 1489-1556, first Protestant archbishop of Canterbury: leader in the English Protestant Reformation in England. * * *
Cranmer, Thomas
born July 2, 1489, Aslacton, Nottinghamshire, Eng. died March 21, 1556, Oxford First Protestant archbishop of Canterbury. Educated at the University of Cambridge, he was ...
Cran·mer (krănʹmər), Thomas. 1489-1556. English prelate who as archbishop of Canterbury (1533-1553) was instrumental in the marital machinations of Henry VIII, revised the ...
/kran"i kin/, n. a portable device for bending a crossbow. [ < F, MF < MD cranekijn; see CRANE, -KIN] * * *
/kran"eed/, adj. having or full of crannies. [1400-50; late ME cranyyd. See CRANNY, -ED3] * * *
/kran"euhg/, n. 1. (in ancient Ireland and Scotland) a lake dwelling, usually built on an artificial island. 2. a small, artificial, fortified island constructed in bogs in ...
/kran"ee/, n., pl. crannies. 1. a small, narrow opening in a wall, rock, etc.; chink; crevice; fissure: They searched every nook and cranny for the missing ring. 2. a small ...
/krahn"reuhkh/, n. Scot. hoarfrost. [1675-85; appar. < ScotGael phrase crann reodhach frosty tree, equiv. to crann tree + reodh frost, hoarfrost + -ach adj. suffix] * * *
cran·shaw (krănʹshô') n. Variant of crenshaw. * * *
/kran"steuhn/, n. a city in E Rhode Island, near Providence. 71,992. * * * ▪ Rhode Island, United States       city, Providence county, central Rhode Island, U.S. It ...
Cranston, Alan
▪ 2001       American politician (b. June 19, 1914, Palo Alto, Calif.—d. Dec. 31, 2000, Los Altos, Calif.), served as a Democratic U.S. senator from California from ...
▪ Greek philosopher flourished 4th and 3rd centuries BC, Cilicia [now in Turkey]       Greek academic philosopher whose work On Grief created a new literary genre, the ...
a military college in Lincolnshire, where people are trained to be officers in the RAF. * * *
crap1 /krap/, n., v., crapped, crapping. n. 1. Vulgar. a. excrement. b. an act of defecation. 2. Slang (sometimes vulgar). a. nonsense; drivel. b. falsehood, exaggeration, ...
/kra poh", krap"oh/, n. a species of large frog, Leptodactylus pentadactylus, resembling a bullfrog, inhabiting South and Central America, and having deep orange or red coloring ...
—crapelike, adj. /krayp/, n., v.t., craped, craping. crepe. [Anglicized sp.] * * *
crape jasmine
a shrub, Tabernaemontana divaricata, native to India, having white flowers that are fragrant at night. * * *

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