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Clement (VIII)
▪ antipope original name  Gil Sánchez Muñoz  born , Spain died December 28, 1446, Majorca  antipope from 1423 to 1429.       Sánchez was chosen to succeed ...
Clement Attlee
➡ Attlee * * *
Clement I
Saint (Clement of Rome), A.D. c30-c100, first of the Apostolic Fathers: pope 88?-97? * * *
Clement I Saint
▪ pope byname  Clement Of Rome,  Latin  Clemens Romanus  born , Rome? died 1st century AD, Rome; feast day November 23       first Apostolic Father, pope from 88 to ...
Clement I,Saint
Clem·ent I (klĕmʹənt), Saint Known as “Clement of Rome.” Died c. A.D. 97. Pope (88-97) who was one of the Apostolic Fathers and the author of the First Epistle to the ...
Clement II
(Suidger) died 1047, pope 1046-47. * * * ▪ pope original name  Suidger  born , Saxony died October 9, 1047, Aposella, near Pesaro, Romagna       pope from 1046 to ...
Clement III
(Paolo Scolari) died 1191, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1187-91. * * * ▪ pope original name  Paolo Scolari  born , Rome died March 20, 1191, Rome       pope from 1187 ...
Clement IV
(Guy Foulques) died 1268, French ecclesiastic: pope 1265-68. * * * ▪ pope original French  name Gui Foulques,  Italian  Guido Fulcodi  born , Saint-Gilles, Languedoc died ...
Clement IX
(Giulio Rospigliosi) 1600-69, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1667-69. * * * ▪ pope original name  Giulio Rospigliosi  born Jan. 27/28, 1600, Pistoia, Tuscany died Dec. 9, 1669, ...
Clement of Alexandria
A.D. c150-c215, Greek Christian theologian and writer. * * *
Clement of Alexandria, Saint
Latin Titus Flavius Clemens born 150, Athens died between 211 and 215, Palestine; Western feast day November 23; Eastern feast day November 24 Christian apologist, missionary ...
Clement of Alexandria,Saint
Clement of Alexandria, Saint. A.D. 150?-220?. Greek Christian theologian who attempted to combine Gnosticism with Platonism. * * *
Clement V
(Bertrand de Got) 1264-1314, French ecclesiastic: pope 1305-14. * * * orig. Bertrand de Got born с 1260, Bordelais region, France died April 20, 1314, Roquemaure, ...
Clement VI
(Pierre Roger) 1291-1352, French ecclesiastic: pope 1342-52. * * * orig. Pierre Roger born с 1291, Corèzze, Aquitaine died Dec. 6, 1352, Avignon, Provence Pope ...
Clement VII
(Giulio de' Medici) 1478-1534, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1523-34 (nephew of Lorenzo de' Medici). * * * orig. Giulio de' Medici born May 26, 1478, Florence died Sept. 25, 1534, ...
Clement VIII
(Ippolito Aldobrandini) 1536-1605, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1592-1605. * * * ▪ pope original name  Ippolito Aldobrandini   born Feb. 24, 1536, Fano, Papal States died ...
Clement X
(Emilio Altieri) 1590-1676, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1670-76. * * * ▪ pope original name  Emilio Altieri   born July 12, 1590, Rome died July 22, 1676, Rome  pope from ...
Clement XI
(Giovanni Francesco Albani) 1649-1721, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1700-21. * * * ▪ pope original name  Giovanni Francesco Albani   born July 23, 1649, Urbino, Papal ...
Clement XII
(Lorenzo Corsini) 1652-1740, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1730-40. * * * ▪ pope original name  Lorenzo Corsini   born April 7, 1652, Florence died Feb. 6, 1740, ...
Clement XIII
(Carlo della Torre Rezzonico) 1693-1769, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1758-69. * * * ▪ pope original name  Carlo della Torre Rezzonico   born March 7, 1693, Venice died Feb. ...
Clement XIV
(Giovanni Vincenzo Antonio Ganganelli or Lorenzo Ganganelli) 1705-74, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1769-74. * * * ▪ pope original name  Giovanni Vincenzo Antonio Ganganelli , ...
Clement, First Letter of
▪ work by Clement I originally  titled Letter To The Church Of Corinth;  also called  I Clement,         a letter to the Christian Church in Corinth from the church ...
Clement, Hal
▪ 2004 Harry Clement Stubbs        American teacher and writer (b. May 30, 1922, Somerville, Mass.—d. Oct. 29, 2003, Boston, Mass.), taught high-school science and ...
Clement, Rene
▪ 1997       French motion picture director who was best known for his disturbing 1952 film, Les Jeux interdits ("Forbidden Games"), which won an Academy Award for best ...
Clemente, Francesco
▪ Italian artist born March 23, 1952, Naples Italy       Italian painter and draftsman whose dramatic figural imagery was a major component in the revitalization of ...
Clemente, Roberto
born Aug. 18, 1934, Carolina, P.R. died Dec. 31, 1972, off the coast of Puerto Rico Puerto Rican baseball player. Clemente played in the minor leagues in his native land before ...
Clemente,Roberto Walker
Cle·men·te (klə-mĕnʹtā), Roberto Walker. 1934-1972. Puerto Rican-born American baseball player who spent his entire career with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1955-1972). He ...
Clementi
/kleuh men"tee/; It. /kle men"tee/, n. Muzio /mooh"tsyaw/, 1752-1832, Italian pianist and composer in England. * * *
Clementi, Muzio
born Jan. 24, 1752, Rome, Papal States died March 10, 1832, Evesham, Worcestershire, Eng. Italian-born English pianist, composer, publisher, and manufacturer. Taken to England ...
Clementia
▪ Roman goddess       in Roman religion, personification of mercy and clemency. Her worship began with her deification as the celebrated virtue of Julius Caesar (Caesar, ...
clementine
/klem"euhn tuyn', -teen'/, n. a small, sweet variety of tangerine with orange-red skin. [ < F clémentine (1902), said to be named after a Father Clément, who developed the ...
Clementine
/klem"euhn tuyn', -teen'/; Fr. /kle mahonn teen"/, n. a female given name: derived from Clement. Also, Clementina /klem'euhn tee"neuh/. * * * ▪ spacecraft  robotic U.S. ...
Clementine literature
▪ patristic literature       diversified group of apocryphal writings that at various times were attributed to Clement, bishop of Rome near the end of the 1st century ...
Clementis, Vladimír
▪ Slovak politician born Sept. 20, 1902, Tisovec, Slovakia, Austria-Hungary [now in Slovakia] died Dec. 3, 1952, Prague, Czech. [now in Czech Republic]       Slovak ...
clemently
See clement. * * *
Clements, Vassar
▪ 2006       American fiddler (b. April 25, 1928, Kinards, S.C.—d. Aug. 16, 2005, Nashville, Tenn.), taught himself to play at age seven and became one of the most ...
ClementV
Clement V, Originally Bertrand de Got. 1264-1314. Pope (1305-1314) befriended by Philip IV of France, who arranged his election as pope and at whose request the papal residence ...
ClementVII
Clement VII, Originally Giulio de' Medici. 1475?-1534. Pope (1523-1534) who refused to grant the divorce of Henry VIII from Catherine of Aragon and was unable to stop Henry's ...
Clemmys
▪ turtle genus  genus of small, terrestrial or semi-aquatic turtles in the family Emydidae. The genus contains four species, all restricted to North America. Earlier ...
Clemo, Jack
▪ British poet original name  Reginald John Clemo   born March 11, 1916, near St. Austell, Cornwall, Eng. died July 25, 1994, Weymouth, Dorset       English poet and ...
Clemo, Reginald John
▪ 1995       ("JACK"), British poet (b. March 11, 1916, near St. Austell, Cornwall, England—d. July 25, 1994, Weymouth, Dorset, England), despite deafness (from about ...
Clemson University
▪ university, Clemson, South Carolina, United States       public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Clemson, South Carolina, U.S. A land-grant ...
clench
/klench/, v.t. 1. to close (the hands, teeth, etc.) tightly. 2. to grasp firmly; grip. 3. clinch (def. 1). 4. clinch (defs. 2-4). v.i. 5. to close or knot up tightly: His hands ...
Cleo
/klee"oh/, n. a female given name. * * *
Cleo Laine
➡ Laine (I) * * *
Cleobis and Biton
▪ Greek mythology Biton also spelled  Bito        in Greek legend, as recounted by Herodotus, the sons of Cydippe (who was identified by Cicero, in Tusculan ...
Cleobulus
/klee'oh byooh"leuhs, klee'euh-, klee ob"yeuh leuhs/, n. fl. 560 B.C., Greek sage and lyric poet, a native and tyrant of Lindus, Rhodes. * * *
cleoid
/klee"oyd/, n. Dentistry. a claw-shaped dental instrument used to remove carious material from a cavity. [ < Gk kle(ís) catch, hook + -OID] * * *
cleome
/klee oh"mee/, n. any of numerous strong-smelling plants or shrubs belonging to the genus Cleome, of the caper family, mostly natives of tropical regions, and often bearing showy ...
Cleomenes I
died 491 BC Spartan king (519–491). An Agiad (descendant from the legendary founders of Sparta), he ruled jointly with Demaratus. In 510 he expelled the tyrant Hippias from ...
Cleomenes III
/klee om"euh neez'/ died c220 B.C., king of Sparta c235-c220. * * * died 219 BC Agiad Spartan king (r. 235–222). Seeking to institute social reforms, in 227 he canceled ...
Cleon
/klee"on/, n. died 422 B.C., Athenian general and political opponent of Pericles. * * * died 422 BC, Amphipolis, Macedonia Athenian politician. The first prominent ...
Cleopatra
/klee'euh pa"treuh, -pah"-, -pay"-/, n. 1. 69-30 B.C., queen of Egypt 51-49, 48-30. 2. a female given name: from Greek words meaning "fame" and "father." * * * in full Cleopatra ...
Cleopatra I Syra
▪ queen of Egypt died 176 BC       queen of Egypt (193–176 BC), wife of Ptolemy V Epiphanes and regent for her minor son, Ptolemy VI Philometor.       Daughter ...
Cleopatra's Needle
1. an ancient Egyptian obelisk, now in Central Park, New York City. 2. an ancient Egyptian obelisk, now on the Thames River embankment, in London. * * *  either of two ...
Cleopatra’s Needle
the popular name of either of two stone obelisks (= tall stone columns with four sides and pointed tops), originally from Egypt, one of which stands on the bank of the River ...
Cleophon
▪ Greek statesman died 404 BC       Athenian statesman, one of the dominant figures in Athenian politics until the end of the Peloponnesian War, who came to power in ...
Cleophrades Painter
or Kleophrades Painter flourished late 6th–early 5th century BC, Greece Greek vase painter. Of unknown identity, he takes his name from that of the potter who signed one of ...
CLEP
CLEP abbrev. College-Level Examination Program * * * CLEP abbr. College Level Examination Program. * * *
clepe
/kleep/, v.t., cleped or clept (also ycleped or yclept), cleping. Archaic. to call; name (now chiefly in the pp. as ycleped or yclept). [bef. 900; ME clepen, OE cleopian, var. of ...
clepsydra
/klep"si dreuh/, n., pl. clepsydras, clepsydrae /-dree'/. an ancient device for measuring time by the regulated flow of water or mercury through a small aperture. [1640-50; < L < ...
clept
/klept/, v. a pt. and pp. of clepe. * * *
cleptobiosis
—cleptobiotic /klep'toh buy ot"ik/, adj. /klep'toh buy oh"sis/, n., pl. cleptobioses /-seez/. an ecological relationship in which members of one species, as of ants, steal food ...
cleptomania
—cleptomaniac, n. /klep'teuh may"nee euh, -mayn"yeuh/, n. Psychol. kleptomania. [ < Gk klépt(ein) to steal + -O- + -MANIA] * * *
Clérambault, Louis-Nicholas
▪ French musician born Dec. 19, 1676, Paris died Oct. 26, 1749, Paris       French composer and organist whose secular chamber cantatas (cantata), his most important ...
Clerc
/klerdd/, n. Laurent /loh rddahonn"/, 1785-1869, French educator of the deaf, in the U.S. after 1816. * * *
Clères Zoological Park
▪ zoo, Clères, France French  Parc Zoologique De Clères,         specialty zoo that has one of the world's finest bird collections. The park was founded in 1919 by ...
clerestory
—clerestoried, adj. /klear"stawr'ee, -stohr'ee/, n., pl. clerestories. 1. Archit. a portion of an interior rising above adjacent rooftops and having windows admitting daylight ...
Clerfayt, Charles de Croix, Count von
▪ Austrian field marshal in full  Charles Joseph De Croix, Count Von Clerfayt, Clerfayt  also spelled  Clairfait  born Oct. 14, 1733, Bruille, Austrian Netherlands [now in ...
clergy
—clergylike, adj. /klerr"jee/, n., pl. clergies. the group or body of ordained persons in a religion, as distinguished from the laity. [1175-1225; ME clerge, clergie < OF ...
Clergy Reserves
Lands set aside for the Church of England in Canada. Established by the Constitutional Act of 1791 "for the support and maintenance of a Protestant clergy," they amounted to ...
clergy, benefit of
▪ law       formerly a useful device for avoiding the death penalty in English and American criminal law. In England, in the late 12th century, the church succeeded in ...
clergyman
/klerr"jee meuhn/, n., pl. clergymen. 1. a member of the clergy. 2. an ordained Christian minister. [1570-80; CLERGY + -MAN] * * *
clergyperson
/klerr"jee perr'seuhn/, n. 1. a member of the clergy. 2. an ordained Christian minister. [CLERGY(MAN) + -PERSON] Usage. See -person. * * *
clergywoman
/klerr"jee woom'euhn/, n., pl. clergywomen. 1. a female member of the clergy. 2. a woman who is an ordained Christian minister. [CLERGY(MAN) + -WOMAN] * * *
cleric
/kler"ik/, n. 1. a member of the clergy. 2. a member of a clerical party. 3. clerics, (used with a pl. v.) half-sized or small-sized reading glasses worn on the nose, usually ...
clerical
—clericality, n. —clerically, adv. /kler"i keuhl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, appropriate for, or assigned to an office clerk or clerks: a clerical job. 2. doing the work of ...
clerical collar
a stiff, narrow, bandlike white collar fastened at the back of the neck, worn by certain clerics. Also called reversed collar, Roman collar. [1945-50] * * *
clericalcollar
clerical collar n. A stiff white collar in the shape of a band fastened at the back of the neck, worn by certain members of the Christian clergy. * * *
clericalism
—clericalist, n. /kler"i keuh liz'euhm/, n. 1. clerical principles. 2. clerical power or influence in government, politics, etc. (distinguished from laicism). 3. support of ...
clericalist
See clericalism. * * *
clerically
See clerical. * * *
clerihew
/kler"euh hyooh'/, n. Pros. a light verse form, usually consisting of two couplets, with lines of uneven length and irregular meter, the first line usually containing the name of ...
clerisy
/kler"euh see/, n. learned persons as a class; literati; intelligentsia. [1818; < G Klerisei clergy < ML clericia, equiv. to cleric(us) CLERIC + -ia -IA; introduced by S.T. ...
clerk
—clerkish, adj. —clerklike, adj. —clerkship, n. /klerrk/; Brit. /klahrk/, n. 1. a person employed, as in an office, to keep records, file, type, or perform other general ...
clerk vicar.
See lay vicar. * * *
Clerk, Sir Dugald
▪ Scottish engineer born March 31, 1854, Glasgow died Nov. 12, 1932, Ewhurst, Surrey, Eng.  British engineer who invented the two-stroke Clerk cycle internal-combustion ...
clerkdom
See clerk. * * *
Clerkenwell
▪ neighbourhood, Islington, London, United Kingdom  neighbourhood in the inner borough of Islington, London. It is composed of the parishes of St. James and St. ...
clerkliness
See clerkly. * * *
clerkly
—clerkliness, n. /klerrk"lee/; Brit. /klahrk"lee/, adj., clerklier, clerkliest, adv. adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a clerk. 2. Archaic. scholarly. adv. 3. in ...
clerkship
See clerkdom. * * *
Clermont
▪ steamboat       first serviceable steamboat (1807), designed by the U.S. engineer Robert Fulton and built in New York City by Charles Brown, with the financial backing ...
Clermont, Council of
(1095) Assembly for church reform called by Pope Urban II. When the Byzantine emperor Alexius I Comnenus requested aid against the Muslim Turks, the council became the occasion ...
Clermont-Ferrand
/klerdd mawonn fe rddahonn"/, n. a city in and the capital of Puy-de-Dôme, in central France. 161,203. * * * ▪ France       town, Puy-de-Dôme département, Auvergne ...
Clermont-Ganneau, Charles
▪ French archaeologist born Feb. 19, 1846, Paris died Feb. 15, 1923, Paris  French archaeologist who contributed to biblical studies and also exposed a number of ...
clerodendrum
/klear'euh den"dreuhm, kler'-/, n. any of numerous tropical trees or shrubs of the genus Clerodendrum, having clusters of variously colored flowers. Also, clerodendron /klear'euh ...
cleromancy
/klear"euh man'see, kler"-/, n. the casting of lots as a means of divination. [1600-10; < ML cleromantia, equiv. to Gk klêro(s) lot + manteía -MANCY] * * *
cleruchy
In ancient Greece, a body of Athenian citizens in a dependent country holding grants of land awarded by Athens. Athens used the cleruchy to cripple dependent states; plantations ...
Clethra
▪ plant genus       genus of 65 species of flowering trees and shrubs, of the family Clethraceae, occurring in North and South America, in Asia, and on the Mediterranean ...
Cletus
/klee"teuhs/, n. 1. Anacletus. 2. a male given name. * * *
Cleve
/klay"veuh/ for 1; /kleev/ for 2, n. 1. Per Teodor /pardd tay"aw dawrdd'/, 1840-1905, Swedish chemist. 2. a male given name. * * *
Cleve, Per Teodor
▪ Swedish chemist born Feb. 10, 1840, Stockholm, Swed. died June 18, 1905, Uppsala       Swedish chemist who discovered the elements holmium and ...
cleveite
cleveite [klēv′īt΄] n. 〚after P. T. Cleve (1840-1905), Swed chemist〛 a radioactive crystalline variety of uraninite, found in Norway * * *
Cleveland
/kleev"leuhnd/, n. 1. (Stephen) Grover /groh"veuhr/, 1837-1908, 22nd and 24th president of the U.S. 1885-89, 1893-97. 2. a port in NE Ohio, on Lake Erie. 573,822. 3. a county in ...
Cleveland Bay
▪ breed of horse  breed of horse notable for its strength, endurance, and beauty and for its prepotency—i.e., its ability to impart these characteristics to both purebred ...
Cleveland Browns
▪ American football team  American professional gridiron football (football, gridiron) team based in Cleveland that plays in the American Football Conference (AFC) of the ...
Cleveland Heights
a city in NE Ohio, near Cleveland. 56,438. * * * ▪ Ohio, United States       city, residential suburb 6 miles (10 km) east of downtown Cleveland, Cuyahoga county, ...
Cleveland Indians
▪ American baseball team  American professional baseball team based in Cleveland that plays in the American League (AL). The Indians have won five AL pennants and two ...
Cleveland Museum of Art
▪ museum, Ohio, United States       in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., major American museum that houses one of the country's finest art collections. The museum's more than ...
Cleveland Orchestra
▪ American orchestra       American symphony orchestra based in Cleveland, Ohio. It was founded by Adella Prentiss Hughes in 1918 and was one of the last major American ...
Cleveland State University
▪ university, Cleveland, Ohio, United States       public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. It consists of the James J. Nance ...
Cleveland, (Stephen) Grover
born March 18, 1837, Caldwell, N.J., U.S. died June 24, 1908, Princeton 22nd and 24th president of the U.S. (1885–89, 1893–97). From 1859 he practiced law in Buffalo, N.Y., ...
Cleveland, (Stephen)Grover
Cleveland, (Stephen) Grover. 1837-1908. The 22nd and 24th President of the United States (1885-1889 and 1893-1897). He was known as an honest, independent President opposed to ...
Cleveland, Barbara Villiers, Duchess of, Countess of Southampton, Baroness Nonsuch
▪ English noble married name (1659–70)  Barbara Palmer , or (from 1661)  Countess of Castlemaine  born , autumn 1641, London, England died October 9, 1709, Chiswick, ...
Cleveland, Emeline Horton
▪ American physician née  Emeline Horton  born Sept. 22, 1829, Ashford, Conn., U.S. died Dec. 8, 1878, Philadelphia, Pa.       American physician and college ...
Cleveland, Frances
▪ American first lady née  Frances Folsom , also called (1913–47)  Frances Cleveland Preston  born July 21, 1864, Buffalo, New York, U.S. died October 29, 1947, ...
Cleveland, Grover
▪ president of United States in full  Stephen Grover Cleveland   born March 18, 1837, Caldwell, New Jersey, U.S. died June 24, 1908, Princeton, New Jersey  22nd and 24th ...
Cleveland, Horace William Shaler
▪ American landscape architect born Dec. 16, 1814, Lancaster, Mass., U.S. died Dec. 5, 1900, Hinsdale, Ill.       American landscape architect who, with his better ...
Cleveland, John
▪ English poet born June 16, 1613, Loughborough, Leicestershire, Eng. died April 29, 1658, London  English poet, the most popular of his time, and then and in later times ...
Cleveland, Thomas Wentworth, earl of
▪ English noble also called (from 1593)  4th Baron Wentworth of Nettlestead, 4th Lord Le Despenser   born 1591 died March 25, 1667       prominent Royalist during the ...
Cleveland,Mount
Cleveland, Mount A peak, 3,192.1 m (10,466 ft) high, of northwest Montana. It is the highest point in the Lewis Range of the Rocky Mountains. * * *
ClevelandHeights
Cleveland Heights A city of northeast Ohio, a residential suburb of Cleveland. Population: 54,052. * * *
clever
—cleverish, adj. —cleverishly, adv. —cleverly, adv. —cleverness, n. /klev"euhr/, adj., cleverer, cleverest. 1. mentally bright; having sharp or quick intelligence; ...
cleverly
See clever. * * *
cleverness
See cleverly. * * *
Cleves
/kleevz/, n. a city in W North Rhine-Westphalia, in W Germany. 43,447. German, Kleve. * * *
clevis
/klev"is/, n. a U-shaped yoke at the end of a chain or rod, between the ends of which a lever, hook, etc., can be pinned or bolted. [1585-95; akin to CLEAVE2] * * *
clew
/klooh/, n. 1. clue (def. 1). 2. Naut. either lower corner of a square sail or the after lower corner of a fore-and-aft sail. See diag. under sail. 3. a ball or skein of thread, ...
clew lines
clew lines n. the ropes connecting the clews of a sail with the yard, used in raising or lowering the sail * * *
clewline
clew line n. Nautical A rope used to raise the clew of a sail up to the yard or mast. * * *
CLI
cost-of-living index. Also, cli. * * *
Clianthus
▪ plant genus       genus of flowering shrubs of the pea family (Fabaceae). Its two species, C. puniceus and C. formosus, are native to New Zealand and Australia, ...
Cliburn
/kluy"beuhrn/, n. Van /van/, (Harvey Lavan Cliburn, Jr.), born 1934, U.S. pianist. * * *
Cliburn, Van
orig. Harvey Lavan Cliburn, Jr. born July 12, 1934, Shreveport, La., U.S. U.S. pianist. He was taught piano by his mother in his early years. After study with Rosina Lhévinne ...
Cliburn,Van
Cli·burn (klīʹbərn), Van. Born 1934. American pianist who was the first American to win the Tchaikovsky Prize (1958). * * *
cliché
/klee shay", kli-/, n. 1. a trite, stereotyped expression; a sentence or phrase, usually expressing a popular or common thought or idea, that has lost originality, ingenuity, and ...
cliché-verre
also called  Glass Print,         print made by placing photographic paper beneath a glass plate on which a design has been scratched through a coating of an opaque ...
clichéd
/klee shayd", kli-/, adj. 1. full of or characterized by clichés: a clichéd, boring speech. 2. representing or expressing a cliché or stereotype; trite; hackneyed; ...
Clichy
/klee shee"/, n. an industrial suburb of Paris, France, on the Seine. 47,956. * * * ▪ France in full  Clichy-la-Garenne,         northern industrial suburb of ...
click
click1 —clickless, adj. /klik/, n. 1. a slight, sharp sound: At the click of the latch, the dog barked. 2. a small device for preventing backward movement of a mechanism, as a ...
click beetle
any of numerous beetles of the family Elateridae, having the ability to spring up with a clicking sound when placed on their backs. Also called skipjack, snapping ...
click languages
      a group of languages found only in Africa in which clicks function as normal consonants. The sole report outside Africa of a language using clicks involves the ...
click stop
a control device, as in a camera, that can be turned or rotated so that when it reaches a specific setting it engages with an audible click. [1945-50] * * *
clickbeetle
click beetle n. Any of various beetles of the family Elateridae, characterized by the ability to right themselves from an overturned position by flipping into the air with a ...
clicker
/klik"euhr/, n. 1. someone or something that clicks. 2. See remote control (def. 2). * * *
clickety-clack
/klik"i tee klak"/, n. a rhythmic, swiftly paced succession of alternating clicks and clacks, as the sound produced by the wheels of a train moving over tracks. Also called ...
clicketyclack
clicketyclack [klik′ə tē klak′] n. 〚echoic〛 a rhythmic, metallic sound, as that made by the wheels of a moving train vi. to make this sound * * *
clicks-and-mortar
adj. pertaining to or being a company that does business on the Internet and in traditional stores or offices. Also, click-and-mortar. [1995-2000; on the model of earlier ...
Clidastes
▪ fossil reptile       extinct ancient marine lizards (lizard) belonging to a family of reptiles (reptile) called mosasaurs (mosasaur). Clidastes fossils are found in ...
client
—cliental /kluy en"tl, kluy"euhn tl/, adj. /kluy"euhnt/, n. 1. a person or group that uses the professional advice or services of a lawyer, accountant, advertising agency, ...
client state
a country that is dependent on a larger and more powerful country for its political, economic, or military welfare. [1915-20] * * *
client-centered therapy
/kluy"euhnt sen'teuhrd/, Psychol. a nondirective method of psychotherapy in which treatment consists of helping patients to use effectively their own latent resources in solving ...
client-server architecture
Architecture of a computer network in which many clients (remote processors) request and receive service from a centralized server (host computer). Client computers provide an ...
clientage
/kluy"euhn tij/, n. 1. a body of clients; clientele. 2. Also, clienthood. the relationship of a client to a patron; dependency. [1625-35; CLIENT + -AGE] * * *
cliental
See clientage. * * *
clientele
/kluy'euhn tel", klee'ahn-/, n. 1. the clients or customers, as of a professional person or shop, considered collectively; a group or body of clients: This jewelry store has a ...
clientship
▪ ancient Rome Latin  Clientela,         in ancient Rome, the relationship between a man of wealth and influence (patron) and a free client; the client acknowledged ...
clientstate
client state n. A country that is dependent on the economic or military support of a larger, more powerful country: “Each superpower continues to arm its client states” (C.L. ...
cliff
—clifflike, adj. /klif/, n. a high steep face of a rock. [bef. 900; ME clif, OE, c. D, LG, ON klif] Syn. bluff, promontory, ledge, crag. * * * ▪ geology       steep ...
Cliff
/klif/, n. a male given name, form of Clifford. * * * ▪ geology       steep slope of earth materials, usually a rock face, that is nearly vertical and may be ...
cliff brake
any of several common ferns of the genus Pellaea, usually growing in pockets of thin soil on rocks. [1865-70, Amer.] * * * ▪ plant, genus Pellaea  any of about 40 species of ...
cliff dweller
—cliff dwelling. 1. (usually cap.) a member of a prehistoric people of the southwestern U.S., who were ancestors of the Pueblo Indians and built shelters in caves or on the ...
cliff dwelling
Prehistoric, usually multistoried house of the ancestors of present-day Pueblo Indians, built from с 1000 along the sides or under the overhangs of cliffs. The use of hand-hewn ...
Cliff Richard
➡ Richard * * *
cliff swallow
any of several North American birds of the genus Hirundo, esp. H. pyrrhonota, that live colonially and build bottle-shaped mud nests on cliffs and walls. [1815-25, Amer.] * * *
Cliff, Jimmy
▪ Jamaican singer and songwriter original name  James Chambers  born April 1, 1948, Somerton, Jamaica       Jamaican singer and songwriter who was instrumental in ...
cliff-hang
/klif"hang'/, v.i., cliff-hung, cliff-hanging. Informal. to wait eagerly for the outcome of a suspenseful situation or contest. Also, cliffhang. [1935-40] * * *
cliff-hanger
/klif"hang'euhr/, n. 1. a melodramatic adventure serial in which each installment ends in suspense in order to interest the reader or viewer in the next installment. 2. a ...
cliff-hanging
/klif"hang'ing/, adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a cliff-hanger: a cliff-hanging vote of 20-19. Also, cliffhanging. [1935-40, Amer.] * * *
cliffbrake
cliff brake n. Any of several ferns in the widely distributed genus Pellaea, typically growing in relatively dry rocky areas or on cliffs and having pinnately compound, often ...
cliffdweller
cliff dweller n. 1. A member of certain Anasazi groups of the southwest United States who built rock or adobe dwellings on sheltered ledges in the sides of cliffs. 2. Informal. A ...
cliffdwelling
See cliff dweller. * * *
cliffhanger
☆ cliffhanger or cliff-hanger [klif′haŋ΄ər ] n. 1. an early type of serialized film in which each episode ended with a suspenseful climax, as the hero hanging from a ...
cliffhanging
See cliffhanger. * * *
Clifford
/klif"euhrd/, n. 1. William Kingdon /king"deuhn/, 1845-79, English mathematician and philosopher. 2. a male given name. * * * (as used in expressions) Allbutt Sir Thomas ...
Clifford trust
Law. a type of living trust set up for at least a 10-year period, during which the income goes to a beneficiary and after which the principal reverts to the grantor. [after ...
Clifford, Clark
▪ 1999       American lawyer (b. Dec. 25, 1906, Fort Scott, Kan.—d. Oct. 10, 1998, Bethesda, Md.), was a knowledgeable and savvy adviser to four U.S. Democratic ...
Clifford, John
▪ British minister born Oct. 16, 1836, Sawley, Derbyshire, Eng. died Nov. 20, 1923, London  evangelical Baptist minister and social reformer active in the British labour ...
Clifford, Nathan
▪ American jurist born Aug. 18, 1803, Rumney, N.H., U.S. died July 25, 1881, Cornish, Maine       associate justice of the United States Supreme Court ...
Clifford, Sir Hugh Charles
▪ British colonial governor and writer born March 5, 1866, London died Dec. 18, 1941, Roehampton, London       British colonial official and governor, especially ...
Clifford, Thomas Clifford, 1st Baron
▪ English statesman also called  (1664–72) Sir Thomas Clifford   born Aug. 1, 1630, Ugbrooke, near Exeter, Devon, Eng. died Oct. 17, 1673, Ugbrooke       English ...
Clifford, William Kingdon
▪ British mathematician and philosopher born May 4, 1845, Exeter, Devon, England died March 3, 1879, Madeira Islands, Portugal  British philosopher and mathematician who, ...
Clifford,Clark McAdams
Clif·ford (klĭfʹərd), Clark McAdams. 1906-1998. American lawyer and politician who, as chief counsel (1946-1950) to President Harry S. Truman, influenced U.S. foreign ...
Cliffs Notes
/klifs/ Trademark. a series of pamphlets with summaries and basic analyses of works of literature, intended as study aids. [after Cliff Hillegass, founder of Cliffs Notes, ...
Cliffside Park
/klif"suyd'/ a city in NE New Jersey. 21,464. * * *
cliffswallow
cliff swallow n. A North American swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) that builds a bottle-shaped nest of mud, grass, and twigs on the face of a cliff or bluff or under the eaves ...
cliffy
/klif"ee/, adj., cliffier, cliffiest. abounding in or formed by cliffs: a cliffy shoreline. [1530-40; CLIFF + -Y1] * * *
clift
/klift/, n. South Midland U.S. cliff. [1350-1400; ME, alter. of CLIFF (perh. by influence of CLEFT1)] * * *
Clift, (Edward) Montgomery
born Oct. 17, 1920, Omaha, Neb., U.S. died July 23, 1966, New York, N.Y. U.S. actor. He acted on Broadway and was a founding member of the Actors Studio (1947). He made his ...
Clift, Montgomery
▪ American actor in full  Edward Montgomery Clift  born October 17, 1920, Omaha, Neb., U.S. died July 23, 1966, New York, N.Y.  American motion-picture actor noted for the ...
Clift,Montgomery
Clift (klĭft), Montgomery. 1920-1966. American actor known for his performances in Red River (1948), From Here to Eternity (1953), and Judgment at Nuremberg (1961). * * *
Clifton
/klif"teuhn/, n. 1. a city in NE New Jersey. 74,388. 2. a male given name. * * * ▪ Arizona, United States       town, seat (1909) of Greenlee county, southeastern ...
Clifton Suspension Bridge
a very high road bridge over the river Avon near Bristol in the west of England. It was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and when it was completed in 1864 it was the longest ...
Clifton, Lucille
▪ American poet née  Thelma Lucille Sayles  born June 27, 1936, Depew, N.Y., U.S.       American poet who employed black vernacular in her examinations of family ...
climacteric
—climacterically, adv. /kluy mak"teuhr ik, kluy'mak ter"ik/, n. 1. Physiol. a period of decrease of reproductive capacity in men and women, culminating, in women, in the ...
climactic
—climactically, adv. /kluy mak"tik/, adj. pertaining to or coming to a climax: the climactic scene of a play. Also, climactical. [1870-75; from CLIMAX, perh. on model of ...
climactically
See climactic. * * *
climant
/kluy"meuhnt/, adj. Heraldry. rampant, as a goat: a goat climant. [modeled on, or partial trans. of, rampant ( < F, prp. of ramper to climb). See CLIMB, -ANT] * * *
climate
/kluy"mit/, n. 1. the composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine, cloudiness, and winds, ...
climate change
Introduction  periodic modification of Earth's climate brought about as a result of changes in the atmosphere as well as interactions between the atmosphere and various ...
Climate Change-The Global Effects
▪ 2008 Introduction by John Streicker       In 2007 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Fourth Assessment Report. Previous assessments ...
climate control
—climate-controlled, adj. a thermostat for controlling a heating or air-conditioning system. * * *
climate-controlled
cli·mate-con·trolled (klīʹmĭt-kən-trōld') adj. Having the temperature and humidity regulated by a heating and cooling system: a climate-controlled theater. * * *
climates
➡ weather * * *
climatic
—climatically, adv. /kluy mat"ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to climate. 2. (of ecological phenomena) due to climate rather than to soil or topography. Also, climatical, ...
climatic adaptation
In physical anthropology, the genetic adaptation of human beings to different environmental conditions, such as extreme cold, humid heat, desert habitat, and high ...
climatic changes
➡ weather * * *
climatic map
      chart that shows the geographic distribution of the monthly or annual average values of climatic variables—i.e., temperature, precipitation, relative humidity, ...
climatically
See climatic. * * *
Climatius
▪ paleontology       genus of extinct, primitive jawed vertebrates common as fossils in Devonian rocks in Europe and North America (the Devonian period began 408 million ...
climatize
—climatization, n. /kluy"meuh tuyz'/, v.t. climatized, climatizing. 1. to acclimate to a new environment. 2. to prepare or modify (a building, vehicle, etc.) for use or comfort ...
climatologic
See climatology. * * *
climatological
See climatologic. * * *
climatologically
See climatologic. * * *
climatologist
See climatologic. * * *
climatology
—climatologic /kluy'meuh tl oj"ik/, climatological, adj. —climatologically, adv. —climatologist, n. /kluy'meuh tol"euh jee/, n. the science that deals with the phenomena of ...
climax
/kluy"maks/, n. 1. the highest or most intense point in the development or resolution of something; culmination: His career reached its climax when he was elected president. 2. ...
climb
—climbable, adj. /kluym/, v.i. 1. to go up or ascend, esp. by using the hands and feet or feet only: to climb up a ladder. 2. to rise slowly by or as if by continued effort: ...
climb indicator
Aeron. an instrument that shows the rate of ascent or descent of an aircraft, operating on a differential pressure principle. [1935-40] * * *
climb-down
/kluym"down'/, n. a retreat, as from an indefensible opinion or position. [1885-90; n. use of v. phrase climb down] * * *
climbable
See climb. * * *
climber
/kluy"meuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that climbs. 2. a climbing plant. 3. See social climber. 4. a device to assist in climbing, as a climbing iron. [1375-1425; late ME; see ...
climbing bittersweet
bittersweet (def. 4). * * *
climbing fern
any of several chiefly tropical, vinelike ferns of the genus Lygodium, having climbing or trailing stems. [1810-20, Amer.] * * *
climbing hydrangea
a woody vine, Hydrangea anomala, of eastern Asia, having shiny, egg-shaped leaves and flat-topped white flower clusters, and climbing by aerial rootlets. * * *
climbing iron
one of a pair of spiked iron frames, strapped to the shoe, leg, or knee, to help in climbing trees, telephone poles, etc. Also called climbing spur, spur. [1855-60] * * *
climbing lily.
See gloriosa lily. * * *
climbing perch
a brown labyrinth fish, Anabas testudineus, of southeastern Asia and the Malay Archipelago, having a specialized breathing apparatus that enables it to leave the water and move ...
climbing rose
any of various roses that ascend and cover a trellis, arbor, etc., chiefly by twining about the supports. [1830-40] * * *
climbingfern
climb·ing fern (klīʹmĭng) n. Any of various terrestrial ferns of the genus Lygodium, having a single pinnately compound leaf that climbs by twining, including L. palmatum of ...
climbingfish
/kluy"ming fish'/, n., pl. climbingfishes, (esp. collectively) climbingfish. See climbing perch. [CLIMBING + FISH] * * *
climbingiron
climbing iron n. See crampon. * * *
climbingperch
climbing perch n. A freshwater fish (Anabas testudineus) of tropical Asia, having modified gills allowing it to breathe air and pectoral fins adapted for traveling on land. * * *
clime
/kluym/, n. climate. [1535-45; < L clima; see CLIMATE] * * *
clin-
clin- [klīn] combining form CLINO-: used before a vowel * * * clin- pref. Variant of clino-. * * *
clin.
clinical. * * *
clinal
See cline. * * *
clinandrium
/kli nan"dree euhm/, n., pl. clinandria /-dree euh/. a cavity in the apex of the column in orchids, in which the anthers rest; the androclinium. [1860-65; < NL; see ...
clinch
—clinchingly, adv. /klinch/, v.t. 1. to settle (a matter) decisively: After they clinched the deal they went out to celebrate. 2. to secure (a nail, screw, etc.) in position by ...
Clinch River
▪ river, United States       river rising in Tazewell county, southwestern Virginia, U.S., and flowing about 300 miles (480 km), generally southwest, through the Great ...
clincher
/klin"cheuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that clinches. 2. a statement, argument, fact, situation, or the like, that is decisive or conclusive: The heat was the clincher that made ...
clincher tire
Auto. an automobile tire having on each side of its inner circumference a rubber flange that fits under the turned-over edge of the wheel rim. * * *
clincher-built
/klin"cheuhr bilt'/, adj. Shipbuilding. clinker-built (def. 2). [1760-70] * * *
ClinchRiver
Clinch River (klĭnch) A river rising in southwest Virginia and flowing about 483 km (300 mi) generally southwest across eastern Tennessee to the Tennessee River. * * *
clindamycin
/klin'deuh muy"sin/, n. Pharm. a toxic semisynthetic antibiotic, C18H33ClN2O5S, used to treat serious infections chiefly due to various anaerobic bacteria, esp. ...
cline
—clinal, adj. —clinally, adv. /kluyn/, n. 1. Biol. the gradual change in certain characteristics exhibited by members of a series of adjacent populations of organisms of the ...
Cline, Maggie
▪ American singer in full  Margaret Cline   born Jan. 1, 1857, Haverhill, Mass., U.S. died June 11, 1934, Fair Haven, N.J.       American singer whose vigorous ...
Cline, Patsy
orig. Virginia Patterson Hensley born Sept. 8, 1932, Winchester, Va., U.S. died March 5, 1963, near Camden, Tenn. U.S. singer. Cline sang with country music groups as a ...
Cline,Virginia Patterson
Cline (klīn), Virginia Patterson. Known as “Patsy.” 1932-1963. American singer best known for country and western ballads such as “I Fall to Pieces” (1960) and ...
cling
cling1 —clinger, n. —clingingly, adv. —clingingness, n. /kling/, v., clung, clinging, n. v.i. 1. to adhere closely; stick to: The wet paper clings to the glass. 2. to hold ...
cling peach
a clingstone peach. [1870-75, Amer.] * * *
clinger
See cling. * * *
clingfish
/kling"fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) clingfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) clingfishes. any fish of the family Gobiesocidae, having a sucking disk on ...
clinging vine
Informal. a person who behaves in a helpless and dependent manner in relationships with others. [1960-65, Amer.] * * *
Clingmans Dome
/kling"meuhnz/ a mountain on the border between North Carolina and Tennessee: the highest peak in the Great Smoky Mountains. 6642 ft. (2024 m). * * * ▪ mountain, Tennessee, ...
ClingmansDome
Cling·mans Dome (klĭngʹmənz) A mountain, 2,026.1 m (6,643 ft) high, in the Great Smoky Mountains on the Tennessee-North Carolina border. It is the highest elevation of the ...
clingstone
/kling"stohn'/, adj. 1. having a pit to which the pulp adheres closely, as certain peaches and plums. n. 2. a clingstone peach. [1695-1705, Amer; CLING1 + STONE] * * *
clingy
—clinginess, n. /kling"ee/, adj., clingier, clingiest. apt to cling; adhesive or tenacious: a clingy fabric. [1700-10; CLING1 + -Y1] * * *
clinic
/klin"ik/, n. 1. a place, as in connection with a medical school or a hospital, for the treatment of nonresident patients, sometimes at low cost or without charge. 2. a group of ...
clinical
—clinically, adv. /klin"i keuhl/, adj. 1. pertaining to a clinic. 2. concerned with or based on actual observation and treatment of disease in patients rather than ...
clinical depression
Psychiatry. a depression so severe as to be considered abnormal, either because of no obvious environmental causes, or because the reaction to unfortunate life circumstances is ...
clinical pathology
the branch of pathology dealing with the study of disease and disease processes by means of chemical, microscopic, and serologic examinations. * * *
clinical psychology
—clinical psychologist. the branch of psychology dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of personality and behavioral disorders. * * * Branch of psychology concerned with ...
clinical thermometer
a small thermometer used to measure body temperature. [1875-80] * * *

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