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—extrorsely, adv. /ek strawrs", ek"strawrs/, adj. Bot. turned or facing outward, as anthers that open toward the perianth. [1855-60; < LL extrorsus in outward direction, equiv. ...
—extrospective, adj. /ek'streuh spek"sheuhn/, n. the consideration and observation of things external to the self; examination and study of externals. [EXTRO- + ...
—extroversive, extrovertive, adj. —extroversively, extrovertively, adv. /ek'streuh verr"zheuhn, -sheuhn, ek"streuh verr'-, -stroh-/, n. 1. Also, extraversion. Psychol. a. the ...
See extroversion. * * *
See extroversive. * * *
/ek"streuh verrt', -stroh-/, n. 1. an outgoing, gregarious person. 2. Psychol. a person characterized by extroversion; a person concerned primarily with the physical and social ...
extroverted [eks′trə vʉrt΄id] adj. characterized by extroversion * * * ex·tro·vert·ed also ex·tra·vert·ed (ĕkʹstrə-vûr'tĭd) adj. Marked by interest in and ...
—extruder, n. —extrusible /ik strooh"seuh beuhl, -zeuh-/, extrudable, adj. /ik stroohd"/, v., extruded, extruding. v.t. 1. to thrust out; force or press out; expel: to ...
/ik strooh"sil, -zil, -suyl, -zuyl/, adj. able to be thrust out or extruded. [1840-50; EXTRUS(ION) + -ILE] * * *
/ik strooh"zheuhn/, n. 1. the act of extruding or the state of being extruded. 2. something that is extruded. [1530-40; < ML extrusion- (s. of extrusio), equiv. to L extrus(us) ...
extrusion press
a machine that shapes semisoft metals or plastics by forcing them through dies. [1935-40] * * *
/ik strooh"siv, -ziv/, adj. 1. tending to extrude. 2. pertaining to extrusion. 3. Also, effusive. Geol. noting or pertaining to a class of igneous rocks that have been forced out ...
extrusive rock
Any igneous rock derived from magma that is poured out or ejected at the Earth's surface. Extrusive rocks are usually distinguished from intrusive rocks on the basis of their ...
extubate [ek sto͞o′bāt΄, ekstyo͞o′bāt΄] vt. extubated, extubating 〚 EX-1 + TUB(E) + -ATE1〛 to remove a tube from (a part of the body, as an air ...
/ig zooh"beuhr euhns/, n. 1. Also, exuberancy. the state of being exuberant. 2. an instance of this: His pranks are youthful exuberances. [1630-40; < L exuberantia. See ...
—exuberantly, adv. /ig zooh"beuhr euhnt/, adj. 1. effusively and almost uninhibitedly enthusiastic; lavishly abundant: an exuberant welcome for the hero. 2. abounding in ...
See exuberant. * * *
/ig zooh"beuh rayt'/, v.i., exuberated, exuberating. to be exuberant; superabound; overflow. [1425-75; late ME < L exuberatus. See EXUBERANT, -ATE1] * * *
/eks"yoo dayt', ek"seuh-, eg"zeuh-/, n. a substance exuded; exudation. [1875-80; EXUDE + -ATE1] * * *
—exudative /ig zooh"deuh tiv, ik sooh"-/, adj. /eks'yoo day"sheuhn, ek'seuh-, eg'zeuh-/, n. 1. the act of exuding. 2. something that is exuded. 3. a discharge of certain ...
See exudation. * * *
/ig zoohd", ik soohd"/, v., exuded, exuding. v.i. 1. to come out gradually in drops, as sweat, through pores or small openings; ooze out. v.t. 2. to send out, as sweat; emit ...
—exultingly, adv. /ig zult"/, v.i. 1. to show or feel a lively or triumphant joy; rejoice exceedingly; be highly elated or jubilant: They exulted over their victory. 2. Obs. to ...
See exult. * * *
See exultance. * * *
—exultantly, adv. /ig zul"tnt/, adj. exulting; highly elated; jubilant; triumphant. [1645-55; < L ex(s)ultant- (s. of ex(s)ultans), prp. of exultare to EXULT; see -ANT] * * *
See exultant. * * *
/eg'zul tay"sheuhn, ek'sul-/, n. the act of exulting; lively or triumphant joy, as over success or victory. Also, exultancy /ig zul"tn see/, exultance. [1375-1425; late ME < L ...
See exultance. * * *
Exuma Cays
▪ islands, The Bahamas       group of some 365 cays and islands, part of the Bahama Islands (Bahamas, The), situated in the Atlantic Ocean. The Exuma Cays begin some 35 ...
/ek"seuhrb, eg"zeuhrb/, n. a small, usually prosperous, community situated beyond the suburbs of a city. [1950-55, Amer.; EX-1 + (SUB)URB] * * *
/ek serr"beuhn, eg zerr"-/, adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of exurbs or exurbanites. [1900-05; EX-1 + (SUB)URBAN] * * *
/ek serr"beuh nuyt', eg zerr"-/, n. a person who lives in an exurb, esp. one who has moved there from a city. [1950-55; EX-1 + (SUB)URBANITE] * * *
/ek serr"bee euh, eg zerr"-/, n. a generalized area comprising the exurbs. [1950-55, Amer.; EX-1 + (SUB)URBIA] * * *
—exuvial, adj. /ig zooh"vee ee', ik sooh"-/, n.pl. the cast skins, shells, or other coverings of animals. [1645-55; < L, deriv. of exuere to remove, strip off, divest oneself ...
See exuviae. * * *
—exuviation, n. /ig zooh"vee ayt', ik sooh"-/, v.i., v.t., exuviated, exuviating. to cast off or shed (exuviae); molt. [1850-55; EXUVI(AE) + -ATE1] * * *
See exuviate. * * *
Exxon Corporation
▪ American company also known as (until 1972)  Standard Oil Company (New Jersey)        former oil and natural resources company that merged with Mobil Corporation ...
Exxon Mobil Corporation
U.S.-based oil and gas company formed in 1999 through the merger of Exxon Corp. and Mobil Corp. It has investments and operations in petroleum and natural gas, coal, nuclear ...
Exxon Valdez
the ship owned by the Exxon company that caused the worst oil disaster in US history. It was badly damaged when it hit rocks off the coast of Alaska in March 1989 and lost more ...
the largest oil company in the world. Exxon was formed in 1999 when the Exxon and Mobil companies were joined together. It sells its fuel and other products under a number of ...
Eyadema, Gnassingbe
▪ 2006 Étienne Eyadéma        Togolese soldier and president (b. Dec. 26, 1935, Pya, Togoland [now Togo]—d. Feb. 5, 2005, en route from Togo to France), was, at the ...
/ee"yak/, n., pl. Eyaks, (esp. collectively) Eyak for 1. 1. a member of a small tribe of Indians formerly inhabiting the southeastern coast of Alaska. 2. the language of the ...
/ay'yah let"/, n. vilayet. [1850-55; < Turk eyalet < Ar iyalat] * * *
/uy"euhs/, n. 1. a nestling. 2. Falconry. a young falcon taken from the nest for training. Also, esp. Brit., eyass. [1480-90; var. of nyas, nias (a nyas taken as an eyas) < MF ...
Eyasi, Lake
Lake, northern Tanzania. At an elevation of about 3,400 ft (1,040 m), the lake covers an area of about 400 sq mi (1,050 sq km) and occupies the bottom of a bowl-like depression. ...
Eybeschütz, Jonathan
born с 1690, Kraków, Pol. died 1764, Altona, Den. Polish rabbi and Talmudic scholar. He served as rabbi in a number of European towns, and his scholarship gained him a loyal ...
/uyk/, n. Hubert van /hyooh"beuhrt van/; Du. /hyuu"berddt vahn/, Huybrecht van Du. /hoy"brddekht vahn/, 1366-1426, and his brother Jan van Du. /yahn vahn/ (Jan van Brugge), ...
Eyck, Jan van
born before 1395, Maaseik, Bishopric of Liège, Holy Roman Empire died , before July 9, 1441, Bruges Flemish painter. He is recorded in 1422 as a master painter working for ...
Eyck,Jan van
Eyck (īk), Jan van. 1390?-1441. Flemish painter who with his brother Hubert (died 1426) founded the Flemish school of painting. Jan's works, characterized by brilliant coloring ...
—eyeable, adj. —eyelike, adj. —eyer, n. /uy/, n., pl. eyes, (Archaic) eyen or eyne; v., eyed, eying or eyeing. n. 1. the organ of sight, in vertebrates typically one of a ...
eye appeal
the quality of appealing to the eye; attractiveness; beauty. [1925-30, Amer.] * * *
eye bank
a place for the storage of corneas that have been removed from the eyes of people recently deceased, used for transplanting to the eyes of persons having corneal ...
eye bath
eyecup. [1820-30] * * *
eye bolt
eye bolt n. a bolt with a loop for a head * * *
eye candy
☆ eye candy n. Slang a person or thing that is visually pleasing or superficially attractive and lacking depth of intellect or meaning * * *
eye chart
Ophthalm. a chart for testing vision, typically containing letters, symbols, or pictures in rows of decreasing size that are to be read or identified at a fixed ...
eye contact
1. the act of looking directly into another's eyes: We never made eye contact at any time during the interview. 2. Psychol. a meeting of the eyes of two persons, regarded as a ...
eye dialect
the literary use of misspellings that are intended to convey a speaker's lack of education or use of humorously dialectal pronunciations but that are actually no more than ...
eye disease
Introduction  any of the diseases or disorders that affect the human eye (eye, human).       This article briefly describes the more common diseases of the eye and its ...
eye doctor
1. an ophthalmologist. 2. an optometrist. [1880-85] Syn. The term EYE DOCTOR refers generally to an ophthalmologist, but is also used informally (and imprecisely) in referring to ...
eye drops
Med. drops for use in the eyes, as to relieve discomfort or to dilate the pupils before an eye examination. Also, eyedrops. [1935-40] * * *
eye for an eye
▪ law       in law and custom, the principle of retaliation for injuries or damages. In ancient Babylonian, biblical, Roman, and Islāmic law, it was a principle ...
eye lens
Optics. the lens of an eyepiece closest to the eye. [1870-75] * * *
eye point
Optics. See exit pupil. [1855-60] * * *
eye rhyme
eye rhyme n. similarity in the spelling, rather than the pronunciation, of the ends of words or lines of verse (Ex.: lone, none; though, cough) * * * ▪ ...
eye rhyme.
See sight rhyme. [1870-75] * * *
eye shadow
a cosmetic coloring material applied to the eyelids. Also, eyeshadow. [1925-30] * * *
eye socket
the socket or orbit of the eye. [1835-45] * * *
eye splice
a splice made in a rope by turning back one end and interweaving it with the main body of the rope so as to form a loop. See illus. under splice. [1760-70] * * *
eye tuck
eyelift. * * *
eye worm
a filarial worm, Loa loa, of western and central Africa, that is parasitic in the skin, or subcutaneous tissue, of human beings, often migrating into the eye region. [1585-95] * ...
eye, human
▪ anatomy Introduction  specialized sense organ capable of receiving visual images, which are then carried to the brain. Anatomy of the visual apparatus Structures ...
—eye-catching, adj. /uy"kach'euhr/, n. a person or thing that attracts the attention. [1920-25] * * *
eye-catch·ing (īʹkăch'ĭng) adj. Visually attractive: an eye-catching dress.   eyeʹ-catch'er n. * * *
/uy"fil'ing/, adj. attractive to the eye; providing an eyeful. [1895-1900] * * *
—eye-mindedness, n. /uy"muyn"did/, adj. disposed to perceive one's environment in visual terms and to recall sights more vividly than sounds, smells, etc. Cf. ear-minded, ...
☆ eye-opener [ī′ō΄pə nər ] n. 1. a surprising piece of news, sudden realization, etc. 2. Informal an alcoholic drink, esp. one taken early in the day eye-opening adj. * ...
/uy"oh'peuh ning/, adj. serving as an eyeopener; enlightening: an eye-opening investigation of government corruption. * * *
/uy"pop'euhr/, n. Informal. something that causes astonishment or excitement. [1940-45] * * *
/uy"pop'ing/, adj. Informal. astonishing or thrilling. * * *
—eyeballer, n. /uy"bawl'/, n. 1. the ball or globe of the eye. v.t. 2. Informal. to look at, check, or observe closely: two opponents eyeballing each other. [1580-90; 1900-05 ...
/uy"bawl'teuh uy"bawl', -tooh-/, adj., adv. close or direct and often hostile; face-to-face: an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation. [1960-65] * * *
eye bank n. A place at which corneas obtained from human bodies immediately after death are stored and preserved for subsequent transplantation to patients with corneal ...
/uy"bahr'/, n. Civ. Engin. a tension member, used esp. in bridge and roof trusses, having the form of a metal bar enlarged at each end to include an eye. [1885-90; EYE + BAR1] * ...
/uy"beem'/, n. a beam or glance of the eye. [1580-90; EYE + BEAM] * * *
/uy"bohlt'/, n. a bolt having a ring-shaped head. [1760-70; EYE + BOLT1] * * *
/uy"bruyt'/, n. 1. any of various plants belonging to the genus Euphrasia, of the figwort family, as E. officinalis of Europe, formerly used for treating diseases of the eye. 2. ...
/uy"brow'/, n. 1. the arch or ridge forming the upper part of the orbit of the eye. 2. the fringe of hair growing on this arch or ridge. 3. a dormer having a roof that is an ...
eyebrow pencil
a pencil for outlining and shading eyebrows. [1880-85] * * *
eyebrow pencil n. A cosmetic pencil used for extending or darkening the eyebrows. * * *
eye candy n. Informal Someone or something that is visually attractive or pleasing to look at. * * *
eye chart PhotoDisc, Inc. n. A chart of letters and figures of various sizes, used to test visual acuity. * * *
eye contact n. Direct visual contact with another's eyes: “He managed to say hello to 12 people in five seconds without making eye contact with a single one” (Village ...
/uy"kup'/, n. a device for applying eyewash to the eye, consisting of a cup or glass with a rim shaped to fit snugly around the orbit of the eye. Also called eye bath. [1870-75, ...
/uyd/, adj. 1. having an eye or eyes: an eyed needle; an eyed potato. 2. having eyes of a specified kind (usually used in combination): a blue-eyed baby. 3. having eyelike ...
eye dialect n. The use of nonstandard spellings, such as enuff for enough or wuz for was, to indicate that the speaker is uneducated or using colloquial, dialectal, or ...
eyed·ness (īdʹnĭs) n. A preference for use of one eye over the other. * * *
/uy"drop'euhr/, n. a dropper, esp. one for applying eye drops. [1935-40; EYE + DROPPER] * * *
eyedrops [ī′dräps΄] pl.n. a liquid medicine for the eyes, applied with an eyedropper: see DROPPER * * *
/uy"fohld'/, n. epicanthus. Also, eye fold. [EYE + FOLD1] * * *
/uy"fool/, n., pl. eyefuls. 1. an amount of foreign matter thrown, blown, etc., into the eye: an eyeful of dust. 2. as much as one can or wants to see: The tourists got an eyeful ...
/uy"glas', uy"glahs'/, n. 1. eyeglasses, glass (def. 5). 2. a single lens used to aid vision, esp. one worn or carried on the person; monocle. 3. an eyepiece. 4. an ...
Lenses set in frames to wear in front of the eyes to aid vision or correct vision defects (see ophthalmology, optometry). Their use for farsightedness and nearsightedness has ...
/uy"grownd'/, n. the fundus of the eye as seen through an ophthalmoscope, examined chiefly to determine changes in the blood vessels. [1895-1900; EYE + GROUND1] * * *
/uy"hohl'/, n. 1. a hole to look through, as in a mask or a curtain. 2. a circular opening for the insertion of a pin, hook, rope, etc.; eye. 3. See eye socket. [1630-40; EYE + ...
/uy"hook'/, n. See hook and eye (def. 3). [EYE + HOOK] * * *
/uy"lash'/, n. 1. one of the short, thick, curved hairs growing as a fringe on the edge of an eyelid. 2. the fringe of hairs itself. [1745-55; EYE + LASH1] * * *
/uy"lis/, adj. 1. lacking eyes: eyeless fish that evolved in dark caves. 2. lacking sight; blind. [1560-70; EYE + LESS] * * *
/uy"lit/, n., v., eyeleted or eyeletted, eyeleting or eyeletting. n. 1. a small hole, usually round and finished along the edge, as in cloth or leather for the passage of a lace ...
/uy'li tear"/, n. a small, pointed instrument for making eyelet holes. [1870-75; EYELET + -EER] * * *
/uy"lid'/, n. the movable lid of skin that serves to cover and uncover the eyeball. [1200-50; ME; see EYE, LID] * * * ▪ anatomy       movable tissue, consisting ...
/uy"lift'/, n. cosmetic blepharoplasty. Also called eye tuck. [EYE + LIFT, on the model of FACE-LIFT] * * *
/uy"luy'neuhr/, n. a cosmetic for the eyelids, usually applied in a thin line close to the lashes to accentuate the eyes. [1955-60; EYE + LINER1] * * *
/uy"oh'peuh neuhr/, n. 1. an experience or disclosure that gives one a sudden realization or understanding: Her disclosures about her childhood were a real eyeopener. 2. a drink ...
/uy"pees'/, n. the lens or combination of lenses in an optical instrument through which the eye views the image formed by the objective lens or lenses; ocular. See diag. under ...
/uy"pit'/, n. See eye socket. [1225-75; ME; see EYE, PIT1] * * *
eyepopper or eye-popper [ī′päp΄ər] n. Informal something that causes wonder or amazement or that draws particular notice eye-popping adj. * * *
eye rhyme n. A rhyme consisting of words, such as lint and pint, with similar spellings but different sounds. Also called sight rhyme. * * *
eyes left
Mil. (at ceremonies) the command to turn the head and eyes to the left in salute. * * *
eyes right
Mil. (at ceremonies) the command to turn the head and eyes to the right in salute. * * *
/uyz"ohn"lee/, adj. (of a communication) secret or confidential and meant to be seen only by the person to whom it is directed: an eyes-only report. [1970-75] * * *
—eyeservant, eyeserver, n. /uy"serr'vis/, n. work or service done only when the employer is watching. [1520-30; EYE + SERVICE] * * *
/uy"shayd'/, n. a visor worn on the head or forehead to shield the eyes from overhead light. [1835-45; EYE + SHADE] * * *
eye shadow n. A cosmetic available in various colors or tints and applied especially to the eyelids to enhance the eyes. * * *
/uy"shot'/, n. 1. range of vision; view: The ship passed within eyeshot. 2. Archaic. a glance. [1590-1600; EYE + SHOT1] * * *
/uy"suyt'/, n. 1. the power or faculty of seeing. 2. the act or fact of seeing. 3. the range of the eye: to come within eyesight. [1150-1200; ME; see EYE, SIGHT] * * *
/uy"seuhm/, adj. Archaic. pleasant to look at. [1575-85; EYE + -SOME1] * * *
/uy"sawr', uy"sohr'/, n. something unpleasant to look at: The run-down house was an eyesore to the neighbors. [1250-1300; ME; see EYE, SORE] * * *
/uy"spot'/, n. 1. a sensory organ of lower animals, having a light-perceiving function. 2. an eyelike spot, as on the tail of a peacock; eye. 3. Plant Pathol. a disease of ...
/uy"stawk'/, n. Zool. the stalk or peduncle upon which the eye is borne in lobsters, shrimps, etc. [1850-55; EYE + STALK1] * * *
/uy"stohn'/, n. a small calcareous body, flat on one side and convex on the other, passed between the eye and the eyelid to bring out cinders or other foreign matter. [1670-80; ...
/uy"strayn'/, n. a sensation of discomfort produced in the eyes by their excessive or improper use: to have eyestrain from reading fine print in poor light. [1870-75; EYE + ...
/uy"stringz'/, n.pl. Obs. the muscles, nerves, or tendons of the eye. [1595-1605; EYE + STRING + -S3] * * *
/uy"toohth'/, n., pl. eyeteeth /-teeth'/. 1. Dentistry. a canine tooth of the upper jaw: so named from its position under the eye. 2. cut one's eyeteeth, a. to gain ...
/uy"wosh', uy"wawsh'/, n. 1. Also called collyrium. Pharm. a solution applied locally to the eye for irrigation or administering medication. 2. Informal. nonsense; ...
/uy"waw'teuhr, uy"wot'euhr/, n. Archaic. 1. natural tears or a watery discharge from the eye. 2. a lotion for the eyes. [1580-90; EYE + WATER] * * *
/uy"wair'/, n. any of various devices, as spectacles, contact lenses, or goggles, for aiding the vision or protecting the eyes. [1925-30; EYE + WEAR] * * *
/uy"wingk'/, n. 1. a wink of the eye. 2. Obs. a look or glance. [1590-1600; EYE + WINK] * * *
/uy"wing'keuhr/, n. 1. an eyelash. 2. anything that enters or irritates the eye and causes blinking. [1800-10; EYEWINK + -ER1] * * *
n. /uy"wit'nis, uy"wit"nis/; v. /uy"wit'nis/, n. 1. a person who actually sees some act, occurrence, or thing and can give a firsthand account of it: There were two eyewitnesses ...
Eylau, Battle of
▪ European history  (Feb. 7–8, 1807), one of the engagements in the Napoleonic War of the Third Coalition. The first major deadlock suffered by Napoleon, the battle was ...
Eymeric, Nicholas
▪ Spanish theologian Eymeric also spelled  Eymerich, or Eimeric,  Spanish  Nicolás Eimerico  born c. 1320, Gerona, Aragon [Spain] died Jan. 4, 1399, ...
/uyn/, n. Archaic. pl. of eye. * * *
/uy"euht, ayt/, n. Brit. Dial. ait. * * *
/air"euh, uy"reuh/, n. a jaguarundi. [1855-60; < AmerSp < Tupi eira(ra)] * * *
/air/, n. Old Eng. Law. 1. a circuit made by an itinerant judge (justice in eyre) in medieval England. 2. a county court held by a justice in eyre. [1250-1300; ME eyre < AF; OF ...
/air/, n. Lake, a shallow salt lake in S South Australia. 3430 sq. mi. (8885 sq. km). * * * (as used in expressions) Crowe Sir Eyre Alexander Barby Wichart Eyre Peninsula Eyre ...
Eyre de Lanux, Elizabeth
▪ 1997       U.S. artist, writer, and Art Deco designer who created lacquered furniture and geometric patterned rugs in Paris during the 1920s; she later wrote short ...
Eyre Peninsula
a peninsula in S Australia, E of the Great Australian Bight. Also, Eyre's Peninsula /airz/. * * * Large promontory, South Australia. Projecting into the Indian Ocean, the ...
Eyre, Edward John
▪ British explorer and official born Aug. 5, 1815, Hornsea, Yorkshire, Eng. died Nov. 30, 1901, near Tavistock, Devon  English explorer in Australia for whom Lake Eyre ...
Eyre, Lake
Salt lake, northeastern South Australia. With a total area of 3,700 sq mi (9,600 sq km) and a maximum depth of 4 ft (1 m), Lake Eyre is the lowest point in Australia, 50 ft (15 ...
Eyre (âr), Lake A shallow salt lake of south-central Australia. It is the largest lake in the country and the lowest point on the continent. * * *
Eyre Peninsula A peninsula of southern Australia between Spencer Gulf and the Great Australian Bight. * * *
/air"ee, ear"ee/, n. aerie. Also, eyry. * * *
/ay"rear/, n., pl. aurar /oy"rahr/. an aluminum bronze coin of Iceland, the 100th part of a króna. [1925-30; < Icel; ON: ounce, unit of money (c. Sw öre) < L aureus golden] * * ...
ey·ry (ârʹē, îrʹē) n. Variant of aerie. * * *
/uy"sengk/, n. Hans J(urgen) /yerr"geuhn/, 1916-97, British psychologist, born in Germany. * * *
Eysenck, Hans Jurgen
▪ 1998       German-born British psychologist best known for espousing controversial views; he held that genetic makeup might be responsible for IQ differences between ...
/aysk/, n. Yeisk. * * *
Eyskens, Gaston
▪ prime minister of Belgium born April 1, 1905, Lier, Belg. died Jan. 3, 1988, Leuven [Louvain]       economist and statesman who as Belgian premier (1949–50, ...
Eystein I Magnusson
▪ king of Norway Norwegian  Øystein Magnusson   born 1088/89 died Aug. 22, 1122       king of Norway (1103–22) whose reign with his brother Sigurd I Jerusalemfarer ...
Eyth, Max
▪ German engineer and inventor in full Eduard Friedrich Maximilian von Eyth  born May 6, 1836, Kirchheim unter Teck, Württemberg died Aug. 25, 1906, Ulm, ...
Eyzies-de-Tayac caves
▪ archaeological site, France series of prehistoric rock dwellings located downstream from Lascaux Grotto and near the town of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac in Dordogne département, ...
easy: used as an abbreviation. [rebus sp.] * * *
Ezra. Also, Ezr. * * *
/ez'i kuy"euhs/, n. Douay Bible. Hezekiah. * * *
▪ Argentina       town and southwestern suburb of Buenos Aires, Arg. The Ezeiza International Airport, completed in 1950, is the hub of domestic and foreign flights in ...
Ezekiel. * * *
Ez·e·ki·as (ĕz'ĭ-kīʹəs) See Hezekiah. * * *
/i zee"kee euhl/, n. 1. a Major Prophet of the 6th century B.C. 2. a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbr.: Ezek. 3. Moses Jacob, 1844-1917, U.S. sculptor, in Rome. 4. a male ...
Ezekiel, The Book of
▪ Old Testament also called  The Prophecy of Ezechiel        one of the major prophetical books of the Old Testament. According to dates given in the text, Ezekiel ...
▪ ancient city, Jordan modern  Tall al-Khalīfah        seaport of Solomon and the later kings of Judah, located at the northern end of the Gulf of Aqaba in what is ...
Ezk abbrev. Bible Ezekiel * * *
Ezra. * * *
/ez"reuh/, n. 1. a Jewish scribe and prophet of the 5th century B.C., who with Nehemiah led the revival of Judaism in Palestine. 2. a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbr.: ...
Ezra and Nehemiah, books of
▪ Old Testament also spelled  Esdras and Nehemias,         two Old Testament books that together with the books of Chronicles formed a single history of Israel from ...
Ezra Pound
➡ Pound * * *
Ezzelino III da Romano
▪ Italian noble Ezzelino also spelled  Eccelino   born April 25, 1194 died Oct. 1, 1259, Soncino, Lombardy       Italian noble and soldier who was podestà (chief ...
1. Fahrenheit. 2. female. 3. Genetics. filial. 4. firm. 5. franc; francs. 6. French. Symbol. 1. the sixth in order or in a series. 2. (sometimes l.c.) (in some grading systems) a ...
1. firm. 2. Photog. See f-number. 3. Music. forte. Symbol, Optics. See focal length. * * *
F & AM
F & AM or F & M abbrev. Free and Accepted Masons * * *
F & WS
F & WS abbrev. Fish and Wildlife Service * * *
F A O Schwarz
a famous toy shop/store in Manhattan, New York City. It is one of the largest in the world. * * *
F and Gs
Bookbinding. folded and gathered pages: unbound printed sheets folded into signatures and gathered into the proper sequence for binding. Also, F&Gs. * * *
F clef
Music. See bass clef. * * *
F layer
Physics. the highest of the radio-reflective ionospheric layers, beginning at an altitude of ab. 80 mi. (130 km) and consisting of two parts, the lower part (F1 layer) being ...
F R Leavis
➡ Leavis * * *
F region
the ionospheric region in which the F layer forms. [1925-30] * * * ▪ atmospheric science       highest region of the ionosphere, at altitudes greater than 160 km (100 ...
F Scott Fitzgerald
➡ Fitzgerald (III) * * *
F star
Astron. a white to yellow star, as Canopus, Polaris, or Procyon, having a surface temperature between 6000 and 7500 K and an absorption spectrum in which the pair of ultraviolet ...
f value.
See f number. * * *
F W Woolworth
➡ Woolworth * * *
F, f
/ef/, n., pl. F's or Fs, f's or fs. 1. the sixth letter of the English alphabet, a consonant. 2. any spoken sound represented by the letter F or f, as in fat, differ, or huff. 3. ...
Mil. (in designations of aircraft) fighter: F-105. * * *
F-1 visa
n an official US government document that allows people from other countries to enter the US as students. Compare M-1 visa. * * *
▪ aircraft also called  Super Sabre   U.S. Air Force jet fighter aircraft, the first operational fighter to exceed the speed of sound in level flight. It was operational ...
▪ aircraft also called  Starfighter,         jet day fighter aircraft built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation for the U.S. Air Force but adopted by a total of 15 NATO ...
▪ aircraft also called  Nighthawk,   single-seat, twin-engine jet fighter-bomber built by the Lockheed Corporation (now part of the Lockheed Martin Corporation) for the ...
▪ aircraft also called  Tomcat   two-seat, twin-engine jet fighter built for the U.S. Navy by the Grumman Corporation (now part of the Northrop Grumman Corporation) from ...
or Eagle Twin-engine jet fighter built by the Boeing Company. F-15s were delivered to the U.S. Air Force beginning in 1974 and have been sold to U.S. allies in the Middle East. ...
or Fighting Falcon Single-seat, single-engine jet fighter built by Lockheed Martin Corp. The first model was delivered to the U.S. Air Force in 1978; it has since been sold to ...
▪ aircraft also called  Phantom Ii,        two-seat, twin-engine jet fighter built by the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation (later the McDonnell-Douglas Corporation) for ...
also called Sabre Early U.S. jet fighter manufactured by North American Aviation, Inc. Built with wings swept back to limit transonic drag as flight speed approached the sound ...
/ef"hohl'/, n. either of two f-shaped holes in the body of a violin, cello, or similar stringed instrument. * * *
/ef"num'beuhr/, n. Optics, Photog. a number corresponding to the ratio of the focal length to the diameter of a lens system, esp. a camera lens. In f/ 1.4, 1.4 is the f-number ...
/ef"stop'/, n. Photog. the setting of an adjustable lens aperture, as indicated by an f number. Also, f stop. * * *
f-sys·tem (ĕfʹsĭs'təm) n. A method of indicating the relative aperture of a camera lens based on the f-number. * * *
1. Fahrenheit. 2. February. 3. Fellow. 4. forint. 5. franc; francs. 6. France. 7. French. 8. Friday. * * *
1. (in prescriptions) make. [ < L fac] 2. farad. 3. farthing. 4. father. 5. fathom. 6. feet. 7. female. 8. feminine. 9. (in prescriptions) let them be made. [ < L fiant] 10. (in ...
F. & T.
Insurance. fire and theft. * * *
1. Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 2. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. * * *
Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Also, FACP. * * *
Armed Forces of National Liberation: a militant underground organization whose objective is independence for Puerto Rico. Also, FALN. [ < Sp F(uerzas) A(rmadas de) L(iberación) ...
Free and Accepted Masons. Also, F. & A.M. * * *
Com. free alongside ship: without charge to the buyer for goods delivered alongside ship. Also, f.a.s. * * *
1. freight bill. 2. Sports. fullback. * * *
Fellow of the British Academy. * * *
1. Baseball. fielder's choice. 2. Print. follow copy. * * *
1. Fidei Defensor. 2. fire department. 3. focal distance. * * *
Federal Excise Tax. * * *
Com. free from alongside (ship). Also, f.f.a. * * *
free from infection. * * *
First Families of Virginia. * * *
Basketball, Football. field goal; field goals. * * *
Falkland Islands. * * *
free in and out: a term of contract in which a ship charterer pays for loading and unloading. * * *
Federal Land Bank. * * *
(in prescriptions) make a mixture. [ < L fiat mistura] * * *
finmark; Finnish markka. Also, FMk. * * *
1. field officer. 2. foreign office. 3. Mil. forward observer. * * *
Com. free on board: without charge to the buyer for goods placed on board a carrier at the point of shipment: automobiles shipped f.o.b. Detroit. Also, F.O.B. * * *
Fraternal Order of Eagles. * * *
free on rails. Also, f.o.r. * * *
1. free on station. 2. free on steamer. Also, f.o.s. * * *
Com. free on truck. Also, f.o.t. * * *
foot-pound. * * *
1. fireplug. 2. foolscap. 3. foot-pound; foot-pounds. 4. Music. forte-piano. 5. freezing point. 6. fully paid. * * *
1. feet per second. 2. foot-pound-second. 3. frames per second. * * *
f.r. abbr. Latin folio recto (right-hand page). * * *
Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. * * *
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. * * *
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. * * *
Federal Republic of Germany. * * *
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. * * *
Fellow of the Royal Society. * * *
Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. * * *
Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. * * *
foot-second. * * *
on the back of the page. [ < L folio verso] * * *
fresh water. * * *
F.Y. Hedley: Marching Through Georgia
▪ Primary Source              Marching Through Georgia is an account of Sherman's March "from the standpoint of soldiers in the ranks." F.Y. Hedley, a member of ...
Fellow of the Zoological Society, London. Also, F.Z.S.L. * * *
Photog. See f-number. Also, f/, f:. * * *
F1 layer
/ef" wun"/. See under F layer. * * *
F2 layer
/ef" tooh"/. See under F layer. * * *
/fah/, n. Music. 1. the syllable used for the fourth tone of a diatonic scale. 2. (in the fixed system of solmization) the tone F. Cf. sol-fa (def. 1). [1275-1325; ME; see ...
FA Cup
(in full the Football Association Challenge Cup) an English football competition that takes place every year. Teams from the Premiership and the Football League take part, as ...
fa la
fa la [fä lä′] 1. syllables used as a refrain in some old songs 2. a type of 16th- and 17th-cent. part song with this refrain: Also sp. fal la * * *
Fa Ngum
▪ king of Lan Xang also spelled  Fa Ngoun   born 1316 died 1374       founder and first king of the Lao kingdom of Lan Xang who created the first unified state of ...
      school of Chinese Buddhism derived from the Indian Yogācāra school. See Yogācāra. * * *
/fah lah"/, n. 1. a text or refrain in old songs. 2. a type of part song or madrigal popular in the 16th and 17th centuries. Also, fal la. [1585-95; special use of fa la, ...

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