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Ciudad del Este
▪ Paraguay formerly  Puerto Presidente Stroessner     city, eastern Paraguay. It is situated directly on the right bank of the Paraná River at the border with Brazil, ...
Ciudad Delicias
▪ Mexico       city, east-central Chihuahua estado (state), north-central Mexico, southeast of Chihuahua city, the state capital, and near the San Pedro River. It is a ...
Ciudad Guayana
/syooh dhahdh" gwah yah"nah/. See Santo Tomé de Guayana. * * * formerly Santo Tomé de Guayana City (pop., 2000 est.: 704,168), Venezuela. Located at the confluence of the ...
Ciudad Guzmán
▪ Mexico       city, south-central Jalisco estado (state), west-central Mexico, near Lake Zapotlán's south shore. It lies between the Sierra Tapalpa and the Cerro del ...
Ciudad Hidalgo
▪ Mexico       city, northeastern Michoacán estado (state), west-central Mexico. It lies at an elevation of 7,740 feet (2,359 m) above sea level, near the Tuxpan River, ...
Ciudad Juárez
/syooh dhahdh" hwah"rddes/ a city in N Mexico, across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas. 570,000. * * *
Ciudad Madero
/syooh dhahdh" mah dhe"rddaw/ a city in Tamaulipas, in E Mexico, on the W coast of the Gulf of Mexico, N of Tampico. 121,782. * * *
Ciudad Mante
▪ Mexico       city, southern Tamaulipas estado (state), northeastern Mexico. Formerly known as Villa Juárez, it lies at 272 feet (83 m) above sea level just south of ...
Ciudad Obregón
/syooh dhahdh" aw vrdde gawn"/ a city in W Mexico. 152,834. * * * ▪ Mexico       city, southern Sonora estado (state), northwestern Mexico. It lies in the heart of the ...
Ciudad Ojeda
▪ Venezuela       city, Zulia estado (state), northwestern Venezuela. Lying on the northeastern shore of Lake Maracaibo, Ciudad Ojeda is an important oil centre. Just ...
Ciudad Real
▪ Spain       city, capital of Ciudad Real provincia (province), in Castile–La Mancha comunidad autónoma (autonomous community), south-central Spain. On a fertile ...
Ciudad Rodrigo
▪ Spain       city, western Salamanca provincia (province), in southwestern Castile-León comunidad autónoma (autonomous community), near the Portuguese border in ...
Ciudad Trujillo
/syooh dhahdh" trddooh hee"yaw/ former name (1936-61) of Santo Domingo. * * *
Ciudad Universitaria
▪ sector, Madrid, Spain  a northern sector of Madrid. The 16th-century Universidad de Madrid (then the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (Madrid, Complutensian University ...
Ciudad Victoria
/syooh dhahdh" beek taw"rddyah/ a city in and the capital of Tamaulipas state, in NE Mexico. 94,304. * * * City (pop., 2000: 249,029), capital of Tamaulipas state, northeastern ...
Ciudad Gua·ya·na (gwə-yäʹnə, gwä-yäʹnä) A city of eastern Venezuela on the Orinoco River. It was founded in 1961 as a planned community. Population: 523,578. * * *
Ciudad Ma·de·ro (mə-dĕrʹō, mä-) A city of eastern Mexico on the Gulf of Mexico. It is a suburb of Tampico. Population: 132,444. * * *
Ciudad O·je·da (ō-hĕʹdə, -dä) A city of northwest Venezuela on the eastern shore of Lake Maracaibo. It is a petroleum-refining center. Population: 129,000. * * *
Ciudad Tru·jil·lo (tro͞o-hēʹyō) See Santo Domingo. * * *
Ciudad Vic·to·ri·a (vĭk-tôrʹē-ə, -tōrʹ-, vēk-tōʹryä) A city of east-central Mexico south-southeast of Monterrey. It was founded in 1750. Population: 140,161. * * *
1. civil. 2. civilian. * * *
—civetlike, adj. /siv"it/, n. 1. a yellowish, unctuous substance with a strong musklike odor, obtained from a pouch in the genital region of civets and used in perfumery. 2. ...
civet cat
1. cacomistle. 2. the fur of the cacomistle. 3. Western U.S. skunk. Also called California mink (for defs. 1, 2). [1600-10, Amer.] * * *
—civically, adv. /siv"ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a city; municipal: civic problems. 2. of or pertaining to citizenship; civil: civic duties. 3. of citizens: civic ...
civic center
1. a building complex housing a theater or theaters for the performing arts and sometimes exhibition halls, a museum, etc., and usually constructed or maintained by municipal ...
civic centre
▪ building  grouping of municipal facilities into a limited precinct often adjacent to the central business district. In smaller cities the civic centre is sometimes combined ...
civic theatre
Theatre wholly or partly subsidized by the city in which it operates. The term is also used for a noncommercial community theatre, meaning a noncommercial, locally based group. ...
Civic Trust
a British organization that aims to preserve and improve the environment, for example by giving awards to good modern architecture and supporting nearly 900 local civic ...
—civic-mindedly, adv. —civic-mindedness, n. /siv"ik muyn"did/, adj. concerned with the well-being of the community. [1940-45] * * *
See civic. * * *
/siv"iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the study or science of the privileges and obligations of citizens. [1880-85, Amer.; see CIVIC, -ICS] * * *
Cividale del Friuli
▪ Italy       town, Friuli–Venezia Giulia regione, northeastern Italy, lying on the Natisone River just northeast of Udine.       Founded in Roman times as ...
/siv"eez/, n.pl. civvy (def. 1). * * *
—civilness, n. /siv"euhl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or consisting of citizens: civil life; civil society. 2. of the commonwealth or state: civil affairs. 3. of citizens in ...
Civil Aeronautics Board
U.S. Govt. the former federal agency (1938-85) that regulated airline fares and assigned routes. Abbr.: CAB, C.A.B. * * *
Civil Air Patrol
a voluntary organization performing emergency services, as assisting the U.S. Air Force on search missions, and offering aerospace-education and youth programs: founded 1941. ...
Civil Aviation Authority
(abbr the CAA) (in Britain) an organization that controls how airlines and air transport companies operate and deal with customers. In the past it also controlled air traffic in ...
Civil Constitution of the Clergy
(July 12, 1790) Act, passed by the National Assembly during the French Revolution, that subordinated the Roman Catholic church in France to the state. Under its provisions, ...
civil day
Astron. day (def. 3c). [1595-1605] * * *
civil death
civil death n. Law Historical the condition of a person who forfeits or is deprived of all civil rights * * *
civil defense
plans or activities organized by civilians and civilian authorities for the protection of civilian population and property in times of such disasters or emergencies as war or ...
civil disobedience
1. the refusal to obey certain laws or governmental demands for the purpose of influencing legislation or government policy, characterized by the employment of such nonviolent ...
civil engineer
a person who designs public works, as roads, bridges, canals, dams, and harbors, or supervises their construction or maintenance. [1785-95] * * *
civil engineering
the work or profession of a civil engineer. * * * Profession of designing and executing structural works that serve the general public, including bridges, canals, dams, harbors, ...
Civil Guard
▪ Spanish police Spanish  Guardia Civil,         paramilitary national police force of Spain, engaged primarily in maintaining order in rural areas and in patrolling ...
civil law
—civil-law, adj. 1. the body of laws of a state or nation regulating ordinary private matters, as distinct from laws regulating criminal, political, or military matters. 2. ...
civil libertarian
a person who actively supports or works for the protection or expansion of civil liberties. * * *
civil liberties
civil liberties n. liberties guaranteed to all individuals by law, custom, judicial interpretation, etc.; rights, as of speaking or acting as one likes, granted to citizens ...
civil liberty
Usually, civil liberties. 1. the freedom of a citizen to exercise customary rights, as of speech or assembly, without unwarranted or arbitrary interference by the government. 2. ...
Civil List
(in Britain) the amount of money that parliament agrees to give every year to the king or queen to meet official expenses, such as allowances for other members of the Royal ...
civil marriage
a marriage performed by a government official, as distinguished from a member of the clergy. [1890-95] * * *
civil parish
➡ parish * * *
civil religion
Set of quasi-religious attitudes, beliefs, rituals, and symbols that tie members of a political community together. As originally formulated by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the ...
civil righter
a civil rightist. Also, civil-righter. [CIVIL RIGHT(S) + -ER1] * * *
civil rightist
a person who actively supports or works for safeguarding or obtaining civil rights. [CIVIL RIGHT(S) + -IST] * * *
civil rights
—civil-rights, adj. (often caps.) 1. rights to personal liberty established by the 13th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and certain Congressional acts, esp. as ...
Civil Rights Act
▪ United States [1964]       (1964), comprehensive U.S. legislation intended to end discrimination based on race, colour, religion, or national origin; it is often ...
Civil Rights Act of 1964
the US law that forced the southern states to allow African Americans to enter restaurants, hotels, etc. which had been reserved for white people only, and to end the practice of ...
civil rights movement
(in the US) the national campaign by African Americans for equal rights, especially in the 1950s and 1960s. The campaign included boycotts (= refusals to buy particular ...
civil servant
a civil-service employee. [1790-1800] * * *
civil servants
➡ Civil Service * * *
civil service
1. those branches of public service concerned with all governmental administrative functions outside the armed services. 2. the body of persons employed in these branches. 3. a ...
Civil Service Exam
➡ Civil Service * * *
civil union
civil union n. a legally recognized marriage-like union of same-sex partners * * * ▪ sociology       legal recognition of the committed, marriagelike partnership of two ...
civil war
a war between political factions or regions within the same country. Cf. American Civil War, English Civil War, Spanish Civil War. [1540-50] * * *
civil year
civil year n. CALENDAR YEAR * * *
civil year.
See under year (def. 1). * * *
civil death n. Total deprivation of civil rights, often resulting from conviction for treason or a felony. * * *
civil defense n. Abbr. CD A range of emergency measures to be taken by an organized body of civilian volunteers for the protection of life and property in the event of natural ...
civil disobedience n. Refusal to obey civil laws in an effort to induce change in governmental policy or legislation, characterized by the use of passive resistance or other ...
civil engineer n. An engineer trained in the design and construction of public works, such as bridges or dams, and other large facilities.   civil engineering n. * * *
See civil engineer. * * *
/si vil"yeuhn/, n. 1. a person who is not on active duty with a military, naval, police, or fire fighting organization. 2. Informal. anyone regarded by members of a profession, ...
civilian clothes
1. everyday or ordinary clothing, as distinguished from a military uniform. 2. Informal. ordinary clothing as distinguished from a uniform, clerical garb, or work ...
Civilian Conservation Corps
▪ United States history  (1933–42), one of the earliest New Deal programs, established to relieve unemployment during the Great Depression by providing national ...
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
(1933–42) U.S. unemployment program. One of the earliest New Deal programs, it was established to relieve unemployment during the Great Depression by providing national ...
civilian review board
a quasi-judicial board of appointed or elected citizens that investigates complaints against the police. [1965-70] * * *
See civilianize. * * *
—civilianization, n. /si vil"yeuh nuyz'/, v.t., civilianized, civilianizing. 1. to assign to civilians or place under civilian direction or control: a decision to civilianize ...
Civilis, Gaius Julius
▪ Roman military officer flourished 1st century AD       Batavi chieftain and a Roman army officer who led a rebellion on the Rhine frontier against Roman rule in AD ...
▪ Peruvian politics English  Civilian        member of a Peruvian political movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries that opposed military control of the ...
/si vil"i tee/, n., pl. civilities. 1. courtesy; politeness. 2. a polite action or expression: an exchange of civilities. 3. Archaic. civilization; culture; good ...
See civilize. * * *
—civilizational, adj. /siv'euh leuh zay"sheuhn/, n. 1. an advanced state of human society, in which a high level of culture, science, industry, and government has been ...
—civilizable, adj. —civilizatory /siv'euh luy"zeuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. —civilizer, n. /siv"euh luyz'/, v.t., civilized, civilizing. to bring out of a savage, ...
—civilizedness /siv"euh luy'zid nis, -luyzd'/, n. /siv"euh luyzd'/, adj. 1. having an advanced or humane culture, society, etc. 2. polite; well-bred; refined. 3. of or ...
See civilizable. * * *
civil law n. 1. The body of laws of a state or nation dealing with the rights of private citizens. 2. The law of ancient Rome as embodied in the Justinian code, especially that ...
civil libertarian n. One who is actively concerned with the protection of the fundamental rights guaranteed to the individual by law: “Civil libertarians tend to assume such ...
civil lib·er·ties (lĭbʹər-tēz) pl.n. Fundamental individual rights, such as freedom of speech and religion, protected by law against unwarranted governmental or other ...
/siv"euh lee/, adv. 1. politely; courteously. 2. in accordance with civil law. [1400-50; late ME. See CIVIL, -LY] * * *
civil marriage n. A marriage ceremony performed by a civil official. * * *
civil rights pl.n. The rights belonging to an individual by virtue of citizenship, especially the fundamental freedoms and privileges guaranteed by the 13th and 14th Amendments ...
civil servant n. A person employed in the civil service. * * *
civil service n. Abbr. CS 1. Those branches of public service that are not legislative, judicial, or military and in which employment is usually based on competitive ...
civil war n. 1. A war between factions or regions of the same country. 2. A state of hostility or conflict between elements within an organization: “The broadcaster is in the ...
/siv"iz euhm/, n. good citizenship. [1785-95; < F civisme < L civ(is) citizen + F -isme -ISM] * * *
Civita Castellana
▪ Italy       town, Lazio (Latium) region, central Italy. It lies along the Treia River, just southeast of the town of Viterbo. Civita Castellana stands on the site of ...
/siv"i tan'/, n. a member of Civitan International, a service club founded 1918. [appar. < L civit(as) CIVITAS + -AN] * * *
Civitanova Marche
▪ Italy       town, Marche region, central Italy, east of Macerata city. The town lies on the Adriatic coast at the mouth of the Chienti River. It is divided into two ...
/siv"i tas'/; Lat. /kee"wi tahs'/, n., pl. civitates /siv'i tay"teez/; Lat. /kee'wi tah"tays/. 1. the body of citizens who constitute a state, esp. a city-state, commonwealth, or ...
Ci·vi·ta·vec·chia (chē'vē-tä-vĕkʹyä) A city of west-central Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea west-northwest of Rome. Its harbor is the chief port of Rome. Population: ...
civvies [siv′ēz] pl.n. Informal civilian clothes, as distinguished from a military uniform; mufti * * * civ·vies also civ·ies (sĭvʹēz) pl.n. Slang Civilian ...
/siv"ee/, n., pl. civvies. 1. civvies. Also, civies. See civilian clothes. 2. a civilian. [1885-90; CIV(ILIAN) + -Y2] * * *
or Tz'u-hsi known as the Empress Dowager born Nov. 29, 1835, Beijing, China died Nov. 15, 1908, Beijing Imperial consort who controlled the Chinese Qing dynasty for almost half ...
Cixous, Hélène
born June 5, 1937, Oran, Alg. Algerian-born French feminist critic, novelist, and playwright. She was reared in Algiers and has taught principally at the University of Paris. ...
Cizhou kiln
▪ pottery Pinyin  Cizhou yao , Wade-Giles romanization  Tz'u-chou yao        kiln known for stoneware produced in Handan (formerly Cizhou), Hebei province, in ...
Mayan god of earthquakes and death. He may have represented one aspect of a malevolent underworld deity known by various names and in various guises. In Mayan manuscripts, he ...
Chief Justice. * * *
ck abbrev. 1. cask 2. check * * *
1. cask. 2. check. 3. cook. * * *
clockwise. * * *
common law. * * *
Symbol, Chem. chlorine. * * *
centiliter; centiliters. * * *
1. carload. 2. claim. 3. class. 4. classification. 5. clause. 6. clearance. 7. clerk. 8. close. 9. closet. 10. cloth. * * *
College Language Association. * * *
/klab"euhr/, South Midland and Southern U.S. n. 1. milk that has soured and thickened; curdled milk. v.i. 2. (of milk) to curdle; to become thick in souring. Also, ...
clabber cheese
Chiefly South Midland U.S. and South Atlantic States. cottage cheese. * * *
/klah"kheuhn, kla"-/, n. Scot., Irish. a small village or hamlet. [1375-1425; late ME (Scots) < ScotGael, equiv. to clach stone + -an dim. suffix] * * *
/klak/, v.i. 1. to make a quick, sharp sound, or a succession of such sounds, as by striking or cracking: The loom clacked busily under her expert hands. 2. to talk rapidly and ...
clack valve
a valve having a hinged flap permitting flow only in the direction in which the flap opens. Also called flap valve. [1855-60] * * *
See clack. * * *
/klak"euhrz/, n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) any of various percussion toys consisting of balls or blocks joined by a cord. [1630-40, for an earlier sense; CLACK + -ER1 + ...
/klak man"euhn/, n. a historic county in central Scotland. Also called Clackmannanshire /klak man"euhn shear', -sheuhr/. * * *
▪ council area and historic county, Scotland, United Kingdom also called  Clackmannan        council area and historic county, east-central Scotland, bounded on the ...
clack valve n. A hinged valve that permits fluids to flow in only one direction and clacks when the valve closes. * * *
Clac·ton (klăkʹtən) also Clac·ton-on-Sea (-ŏn-sēʹ, -ôn-) An urban district of southeast England on the North Sea. It is a resort situated on high cliffs overlooking ...
Clac·ton-on-Sea (klăkʹtən-ŏn-sēʹ, -ôn-) See Clacton. * * *
/klak toh"nee euhn/, adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a Lower Paleolithic culture in England marked by the production of tools made from stone flakes. [1930-35; < F ...
Clactonian industry
▪ archaeology       early flake-tool (flake tool) tradition of Europe. Rather primitive tools were made by striking flakes from a flint core in alternating directions; ...
clad1 /klad/, v. 1. a pt. and pp. of clothe. adj. (usually used in combination) 2. dressed: ill-clad vagrants. 3. covered: vine-clad cottages. [bef. 950; ME cladd(e), OE ...
var. of clado- before a vowel. * * *
/kleuh dan"theuhs/, adj. Bot. pleurocarpous. [CLAD- + -ANTHOUS] * * *
clad·dagh (kläʹdə) n. A ring with a raised design of two hands clasping a crowned heart, usually given as a token of love or friendship.   [AfterCladdagh, a fishing village ...
/klad"ing/, n. 1. the act or process of bonding one metal to another, usually to protect the inner metal from corrosion. 2. metal bonded to an inner core of another ...
/klayd/, n. Biol. a taxonomic group of organisms classified together on the basis of homologous features traced to a common ancestor. [1957; < Gk kládos branch] * * *
/klad"iz euhm, klay"diz-/, n. Biol. the cladistic method of classification. [1965; CLAD- + -ISM] * * *
cladist [klad′ist] n. a specialist in cladistics * * * clad·ist (klădʹĭst, klāʹdĭst) n. One who classifies organisms according to the principles of cladistics. * * *
cladistic [klə dis′tik] adj. of or pertaining to clades or cladistics * * * See cladistics. * * *
See cladistic. * * *
See cladistic. * * *
—cladistic, adj. —cladistically, adv. /kleuh dis"tiks/, n. Biol. (used with a pl. v.) classification of organisms based on the branchings of descendant lineages from a common ...
a combining form meaning "branch," used in the formation of compound words: cladophyll. Also, esp. before a vowel, clad-. [comb. form of Gk kládos] * * *
/klad'euh kahr"peuhs, klay'deuh-/, adj. Bot. pleurocarpous. [1855-60; CLADO- + -CARPOUS] * * *
/kleuh dos"euhr euhn/, n. 1. any or several small, transparent crustaceans of the order Cladocera, having the body covered by a bivalve shell from which the head and antennae ...
—cladodial, adj. /klad"ohd/, n. Bot. cladophyll. [1865-70; < NL cladodium; see CLAD-, -ODE1, -IUM] * * *
See cladode. * * *
—cladogenetic /klad'oh jeuh net"ik, klay'doh-/, adj. —cladogenetically, adv. /klad'euh jen"euh sis, klay'deuh-/, n. Biol. evolutionary change by the branching off of new ...
See cladogenesis. * * *
See cladogenetic. * * *
/klad"euh gram', klay"deuh-/, n. Biol. a branching diagram depicting the successive points of species divergence from common ancestral lines without regard to the degree of ...
      genus of lichens that includes those species commonly known as cup lichen, reindeer moss, and British soldiers (qq.v.). * * *
▪ algae       genus of green algae found growing attached to rocks or timbers submerged in shallow lakes and streams; there are some marine species. Coarse in ...
/klad"euh fil, klay"deuh-/, n. Bot. a leaflike flattened branch that resembles and functions as a leaf. Also called cladode. [1875-80; CLADO- + -PHYLL] * * *
/klad'op toh"sis, klay'dop-/, n. Bot. the annual shedding of twigs or branches instead of leaves, as in certain cypresses. [1880-85; CLADO- + PTOSIS] * * *
▪ paleontology       genus of extinct sharks, known from fossilized remains in Late Devonian rocks in North America and Europe (the Late Devonian epoch occurred from 385 ...
Claes Oldenburg
➡ Oldenburg * * *
Claes, Ernest
▪ Belgian writer in full  Ernest André Jozef Claes  born Oct. 24, 1885, Zichem, Belg. died Sept. 2, 1968, Ukkel       popular Flemish novelist and short-story writer ...
Claes, Willy
▪ 1995       Following the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union and the subsequent dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) ...
Claesz, Pieter
▪ Dutch painter also called  Pieter Claesz van Haarlem   born 1597, Burgsteinfurt, Bishopric of Münster [now Steinfurt, Ger.]—buried Jan. 1, 1661, Haarlem, ...
cla·fou·ti or cla·fou·tis (klä-fo͞o-tēʹ) n. A baked dessert composed of a layer of fresh fruit topped with a thick batter.   [French clafoutis, from Old French : ...
/klay"bawrn, -bohrn/, n. a male given name. * * *
Claiborne, Craig
▪ 2001       American food critic (b. Sept. 4, 1920, Sunflower, Miss.—d. Jan. 22, 2000, New York, N.Y.), was food editor of the New York Times from 1957 to 1986; he ...
Claiborne, Liz
▪ 2008 Anne Elisabeth Jane Claiborne; Elisabeth Claiborne Ortenberg  American fashion designer born March 31, 1929, Brussels, Belg. died June 26, 2007, New York, ...
Claiborne, William
born с 1587, Westmorland County, Eng. died с 1677, Virginia American colonial trader and public official. Emigrating to Virginia in 1621, he was appointed secretary of state ...
—claimable, adj. —claimless, adj. /klaym/, v.t. 1. to demand by or as by virtue of a right; demand as a right or as due: to claim an estate by inheritance. 2. to assert and ...
—claim-jumping, n. /klaym"jum'peuhr/, n. a person who seizes another's claim of land, esp. for mineral rights. [1825-35] * * *
See claim. * * *
/klay"meuhnt/, n. a person who makes a claim. [1740-50; CLAIM + -ANT] * * *
/klay"meuhr/, n. 1. a person who makes a claim; claimant. 2. Horse Racing. a. a horse participating in a claiming race. b. See claiming race. [1400-50; late ME; see CLAIM, ...
claiming race
Horse Racing. a race in which any horse entered can be purchased at a fixed price by anyone who has made a bid or claim before the start of the race. Cf. selling ...
/klaymz"meuhn/, n., pl. claimsmen. an insurance adjuster, esp. one dealing with casualty-insurance claims; claims adjuster. [claims (pl. of CLAIM) + -MAN] * * *
/klair/; Fr. /klerdd/, n. 1. René /rddeuh nay"/, 1898-1981, French motion-picture director and writer. 2. a male or female given name. * * * (as used in expressions) Clair ...
clair de lune
/klair' dl oohn", deuh loohn"/ 1. a pale-green color. 2. a very pale blue color, tinged with lavender, used as a glaze on Chinese porcelain. 3. porcelain glazed with this ...
Clair de Lune
/klair' dl oohn", deuh loohn"/; Fr. /klerdd deuh lyuun"/ a work for the piano by Claude Debussy, third movement of the Suite bergamasque. * * *
Clair, René
Clair (klâr), René. Originally René Chomette. 1898-1981. French filmmaker. An early exponent of productions with sound, he directed the classics Sous les Toits de Paris ...
/klair"euhb skyoor"/, n. chiaroscuro. Also, clare-obscure. [1710-20; < F, trans. of It chiaroscuro CHIAROSCURO; see CLEAR, OBSCURE] * * *
—clairaudient, n., adj. —clairaudiently, adv. /klair aw"dee euhns/, n. the power to hear sounds said to exist beyond the reach of ordinary experience or capacity, as the ...
See clairaudience. * * *
/klair roh"/; Fr. /kle rddoh"/, n. Alexis Claude /ann lek see" klohd/, 1713-65, French mathematician. * * *
Clairaut equation
Math. a differential equation of the form y = xy' + f(y'). [named after A. C. CLAIRAUT] * * *
clairde lune
clair de lune (klâr' də lo͞onʹ) n. 1. A pale, grayish-blue glaze applied to various kinds of Chinese porcelain. 2. The color of such a glaze.   [French : clair, light + de, ...
/klair/, n. 1. Ina, 1892-1985, U.S. actress. 2. a female given name, form of Clara. * * *
Claire Rayner
➡ Rayner * * *
claire-ob·scure (klârʹəb-skyo͝orʹ) n. See chiaroscuro.   [French clair-obscur, translation of Italian chiaroscuro.] * * *
Clairon, Mlle
▪ French actress byname of  Claire-josèphe-hippolyte Léris De La Tude   born Jan. 25, 1723, Condé-sur-l'Escaut, Fr. died Jan. 29, 1803, Paris       leading actress ...
Scot. /klair"sakh, -seuhkh, klahrdd"-/, n. clarsach. * * *
/klair"tn/, n. a city in SW Pennsylvania. 12,188. * * *
▪ France       village, northeastern France, in Aube département, Champagne-Ardenne région, east-southeast of Troyes. Its abbey, founded in 1115 by the French ...
/klair voy"euhns/, n. 1. the supernatural power of seeing objects or actions removed in space or time from natural viewing. 2. quick, intuitive knowledge of things and people; ...
—clairvoyantly, adv. /klair voy"euhnt/, adj. 1. having or claiming to have the power of seeing objects or actions beyond the range of natural vision. 2. of, by, or pertaining ...
clam1 —clamlike, adj. —clammer, n. /klam/, n., v., clammed, clamming. n. 1. any of various bivalve mollusks, esp. certain edible species. Cf. quahog, soft-shell clam. 2. ...
clam diggers
casual pants that end slightly below the knee. Also, clamdiggers. [1850-55, for literal sense] * * *
clam shrimp
▪ crustacean also called  claw shrimp        any member of the crustacean order Conchostraca (subclass Branchiopoda), a group of about 200 species inhabiting shallow ...
clam-flat (klămʹflăt') n. New England A level stretch of soft tidal mud where clams burrow. * * *
—clamantly, adv. /klay"meuhnt, klam"euhnt/, adj. 1. clamorous; noisy. 2. compelling or pressing; urgent: a clamant need for reform. [1630-40; < L clamant- (s. of clamans, prp. ...
See clamant. * * *
/klam'euh tawr"ee euhl, -tohr"-/, adj. of or pertaining to the Clamatores, a large group of passerine birds with relatively simple vocal organs and little power of song, as the ...
/klam"bayk'/, n. 1. a picnic or social gathering at the seashore at which clams and other seafood are baked, sometimes with corn and other items, traditionally on hot stones ...
—clamberer, n. /klam"beuhr, klam"euhr/, v.t., v.i. 1. to climb, using both feet and hands; climb with effort or difficulty. n. 2. an act or instance of clambering. [1325-75; ME ...
See clamber. * * *
/klam"beuhr ing, klam"euhr-/, adj. Bot. of or pertaining to plants that creep or climb like vines, but without benefit of tendrils. [CLAMBER + -ING1] * * *
clam chowder n. Any of various soups made with clams, salt pork, potatoes, onions, and milk or tomatoes. * * *
clam dig·gers or clam·dig·gers (klămʹdĭg'ərz) pl.n. Casual pants in a midcalf length. * * *
See clam1. * * *
See clammy. * * *
See clammily. * * *
—clammily, adv. —clamminess, n. /klam"ee/, adj. clammier, clammiest. 1. covered with a cold, sticky moisture; cold and damp: clammy hands. 2. sickly; morbid: She had a clammy ...
▪ plant       (Polanisia trachysperma), North American herb of the Cleome genus of the family Cleomaceae, closely related to the mustard family, Brassicaceae. The plant ...
clamor1 —clamorer, clamorist, n. /klam"euhr/, n. 1. a loud uproar, as from a crowd of people: the clamor of the crowd at the gates. 2. a vehement expression of desire or ...
See clamor. * * *
—clamorously, adv. —clamorousness, n. /klam"euhr euhs/, adj. 1. full of, marked by, or of the nature of clamor. 2. vigorous in demands or complaints. [1375-1425; late ME. See ...
See clamorous. * * *
clam·our (klămʹər) n. & v. Chiefly British Variant of clamor. * * *
/klamp/, n. 1. a device, usually of some rigid material, for strengthening or supporting objects or fastening them together. 2. an appliance with opposite sides or parts that may ...
/klamp"down'/, n. crackdown. [1935-40; n. use of v. phrase clamp down] * * *
/klam"peuhr/, n. 1. a clamp; pincer. 2. a spiked metal plate worn on the sole of a shoe to prevent slipping on ice. [1815-25; CLAMP + -ER1] * * *
Clampett, Robert
▪ American director born May 8, 1913, Los Angeles, California, U.S. died May 5, 1984, Los Angeles       one of the top directors at the Warner Bros. cartoon studio and ...
Clampitt, Amy
▪ American poet born June 15, 1920, New Providence, Iowa, U.S. died Sept. 10, 1994, Lenox, Mass.       American poet whose work won critical acclaim for its evocation ...
clams casino
clams casino n. broiled clams topped with garlic butter, bacon, bread crumbs, etc. and served in their bottom shells * * *
/klam"shel'/, n. 1. the shell of a clam. 2. Mach. a. Also called clamshell bucket. a dredging bucket opening at the bottom, consisting of two similar pieces hinged together at ...
clamshell door
Often, clamshell doors. a door consisting of two panels that spread open vertically, as those located on the underside of some cargo planes. * * *
/klam"werrm'/, n. any of several burrowing polychaete worms of the genus Nereis, used as bait for fishing. [1795-1805; CLAM1 + WORM] * * *
—clanless, adj. /klan/, n. 1. a group of families or households, as among the Scottish Highlanders, the heads of which claim descent from a common ancestor: the Mackenzie ...
Clanconnell, Turlough Luineach O'Neill, Earl of
▪ Irish noble born c. 1530 died September 1595, near Strabane, County Tyrone, Ire.       chief of Tyrone, successor to his cousin Shane O'Neill (O'Neill, ...
/klan"see/, n. Tom, born 1947, U.S. novelist. * * *
Clancy, Patrick
▪ 1999       Irish singer who, with his brothers and a friend, formed the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem singing group, which was credited with the Irish folk music ...
Clancy, Tom
orig. Thomas Clancy born March 12, 1947, Baltimore, Md., U.S. U.S. novelist. Clancy worked as an insurance agent before beginning his writing career. His first novel was the ...
—clandestinely, adv. —clandestineness, clandestinity, n. /klan des"tin/, adj. characterized by, done in, or executed with secrecy or concealment, esp. for purposes of ...
See clandestine. * * *
See clandestinely. * * *
See clandestinely. * * *
/klang/, v.i. 1. to give out a loud, resonant sound, as that produced by a large bell or two heavy pieces of metal striking together: The bells clanged from the steeples. 2. to ...
/klang"euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that clangs. 2. Brit. Slang. a. a blunder; faux pas. b. drop a clanger, to blunder. [1945-50; CLANG + -ER] * * *
/klang"ing/, n. a pattern of speech observed in some types of mental illness, as manic disorder, in which associations are based on punning or rhyming. [clang- prob. < G Klang ...
—clangorous, adj. —clangorously, adv. /klang"euhr, klang"geuhr/, n. 1. a loud, resonant sound; clang. 2. clamorous noise. v.i. 3. to make a clangor; clang. Also, esp. Brit., ...
See clangor. * * *
See clangorous. * * *
clan·gour (klăngʹər, klăngʹgər) n. & v. Chiefly British Variant of clangor. * * *
—clankingly, adv. —clankingness, n. —clankless, adj. /klangk/, n. 1. a sharp, hard, nonresonant sound, like that produced by two pieces of metal striking, one against the ...
See clank. * * *
—clannishly, adv. —clannishness, n. /klan"ish/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a clan. 2. inclined to associate exclusively with the members of one's own ...
See clannish. * * *
See clannishly. * * *
Clanny, William Reid
▪ British physician born 1776, Bangor, County Down, Ire. died Jan. 10, 1850, near Sunderland, Durham, Eng.       physician who invented one of the first safety lamps ...
Clanricarde, Ulick de Burgh, marquess and 5th earl of
▪ English noble Burgh also spelled  Bourke , or  Burke  born 1604, London died July 1657, Somerhill, Kent, England       one of the few Catholic magnates to support ...
A clan is a Scottish social group whose members usually claim to be descended from the same family. In the 11th century, tribes living in Scotland divided into small clans that ...
/klanz"meuhn/, n., pl. clansmen. a member of a clan. [1800-10; CLAN + 'S1 + -MAN] * * *
➡ clans * * *
/klanz"woom'euhn/, n., pl. clanswomen. a woman who belongs to a clan. [1895-1900; CLAN + 'S + WOMAN] * * *
▪ Alabama, United States       city, seat of Chilton county, central Alabama, U.S., near the Coosa River, about 45 miles (70 km) northwest of Montgomery. Originally ...
Clanvowe, Sir Thomas
▪ English poet flourished c. 1400       English courtier and poet, the reputed author of The Cuckoo and the Nightingale, a poetic debate about love, long attributed to ...
clap1 /klap/, v. clapped, clapping, n. v.t. 1. to strike the palms of (one's hands) against one another resoundingly, and usually repeatedly, esp. to express approval: She ...
Claparède, Édouard
▪ Swiss educator and psychologist born March 24, 1873, Geneva died Sept. 29, 1940, Geneva       psychologist who conducted exploratory research in the fields of child ...
clapboard1 /klab"euhrd, klap"bawrd', -bohrd'/, n. 1. Chiefly Northeastern U.S. a long, thin board, thicker along one edge than the other, used in covering the outer walls of ...
Clapham Junction
a railway station in south London, England. It is the busiest station in Britain, with about 2 200 trains passing through it each day. Thirty-five people were killed in a train ...
Clapham omnibus
(BrE) a phrase like the man in the street, which means the average ordinary English person (of either sex). The phrase has been in use since the 1890s when the word ‘bus’ was ...
Clapham Sect
▪ British religious group       group of evangelical Christians, prominent in England from about 1790 to 1830, who campaigned for the abolition of slavery and promoted ...
Clapp, Cornelia Maria
▪ American zoologist born March 17, 1849, Montague, Mass., U.S. died Dec. 31, 1934, Mount Dora, Fla.       American zoologist and educator whose influence as a teacher ...
/klapt"owt"/, adj. Brit. Informal. 1. (of machinery or appliances) worn-out; dilapidated. 2. (of a person) exhausted; fatigued. [1945-50] * * *
/klap"euhr/, n. 1. a person who applauds. 2. the tongue of a bell. 3. Slang. the tongue. 4. Usually, clappers. two flat sticks held between the fingers and struck rhythmically ...
clapper rail
a long-billed rail, Rallus longirostris, of coastal marshes of the Americas, having a harsh, cackling cry. [1805-15, Amer.] * * *
clapperclaw [klap′ərklô΄] vt. 〚prob.

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