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See furuncular. * * *
Furuta Oribe
▪ Japanese tea master original name  Furuta Shigenari   born 1544, Mino province [now in Gifu prefecture], Japan died July 6, 1615, Kyōto       distinguished figure ...
/fyoor"ee/, n., pl. furies. 1. unrestrained or violent anger, rage, passion, or the like: The gods unleashed their fury on the offending mortal. 2. violence; vehemence; ...
/ferrz/, n. gorse. Also called, esp. Brit., whin. [bef. 1000; ME furse, firse, OE fyr(e)s; akin to Russ pyréi couch grass, Gk pyrós wheat, Lith dial. purai winter wheat] * * *
/fyooh zayn", fyooh"zayn/; Fr. /fyuu zaonn"/, n., pl. fusains /-zaynz", -zaynz/; Fr. /-zaonn"/ for 2. 1. a fine charcoal used in drawing, made from the wood of the spindle ...
Fusan [fo͞o′sän′] former (Jpn.) name for PUSAN * * * Fu·san (fo͞oʹsänʹ) See Pusan. * * *
/fyooh zair"ee euhm/, n., pl. fusaria /-zair"ee euh/. any fungus of the genus Fusarium, occurring primarily in temperate regions and causing a variety of diseases in plants and ...
fusarium wilt
a disease of plants, characterized by damping-off, wilting, and a brown dry rot, caused by fungi of the genus Fusarium. * * * ▪ plant disease also called  Yellows, ...
Fusaro, Lake of
▪ lagoon, Italy Italian  Lago Del Fusaro,         coastal lagoon in Napoli provincia, Campania regione, southern Italy, west of Naples. The lagoon is separated from ...
/fus"keuhs/, adj. of brownish-gray or dusky color. [1655-65; < L fusc(us) dark, tawny, dusky + -OUS] * * *
fuse1 —fuseless, adj. —fuselike, adj. /fyoohz/, n., v., fused, fusing. n. 1. a tube, cord, or the like, filled or saturated with combustible matter, for igniting an ...
fused quartz
glass made entirely from quartz: a form of silica glass. [1920-25] * * *
fused sentence.
See run-on sentence. * * *
fused silica
fused silica n. SILICA GLASS * * *
fused silica.
See silica glass. * * *
fused quartz (fyo͞ozd) n. See quartz glass. * * *
fused sentence n. A sentence in which two or more independent clauses are not properly joined by a semicolon or conjunction. Also called run-on sentence. * * *
fused silica n. See quartz glass. * * *
/fyooh zee"/, n. 1. a wooden friction match having a large head, formerly used when a larger than normal flame was needed. 2. a red flare light, used on a railroad as a warning ...
fusel oil
/fyooh"zeuhl, -seuhl/ a mixture consisting chiefly of amyl alcohols obtained as a by-product in the fermentation of grains. [1855-60; < G Fusel bad liquor] * * * ▪ ...
/fyooh"seuh lahzh', -lij, -zeuh-, fyooh'seuh lahzh", -zeuh-/, n. Aeron. the complete central structure to which the wing, tail surfaces, and engines are attached on an ...
/fyooh"zeuh lee/, n. (John) Henry (Johann Heinrich Füssli), 1741-1825, English painter, illustrator, and essayist; born in Switzerland. * * *
Fuseli, Henry
orig. Johann Heinrich Füssli born Feb. 7, 1741, Zürich, Switz. died April 16, 1825, London, Eng. Swiss-born British painter and writer on art. The son of a portrait painter, ...
Fu·sel·i (fyo͞oʹzə-lē'), Henry. 1741-1825. Swiss-born British painter whose works, including The Nightmare (1781), display a fantastic, macabre quality that influenced the ...
fu·sel oil (fyo͞oʹzəl) n. An acrid, oily, poisonous liquid mixture of amyl alcohols, occurring in incompletely distilled alcoholic liquids and used as a solvent and in the ...
Chin. /fooh"shue"/, n. Wade-Giles. former name of Yanan. * * *
/fyuu"shyuun"/, n. Pinyin, Wade-Giles. a city in E Liaoning province, in NE China. 1,700,000. * * * ▪ China Wade-Giles romanization  Fu-shun        city, central ...
/fyooh'zeuh bil"i tee/, n. 1. the quality of being fusible or convertible from a solid to a liquid state by heat. 2. the degree to which a substance is fusible. [1615-25; < F ...
—fusibleness, n. —fusibly, adv. /fyooh"zeuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being fused or melted. [1350-1400; ME < ML fusibilis. See FUSE2, -IBLE] * * *
fusible metal
any of various alloys, as of bismuth, lead, and tin, that melt at temperatures as low as 160°F (70°C), making them useful in various safety devices. Also called fusible ...
fusible metal n. A metal alloy having a low melting point, used as solder and for safety plugs and fuses. * * *
See fusibility. * * *
/fyooh"zeuh fawrm'/, adj. spindle-shaped; rounded and tapering from the middle toward each end, as some roots. [1740-50; < L fus(us) spindle + -I- + -FORM] * * *
fusil1 /fyooh"zeuhl, -sil/, n. a light flintlock musket. [1670-80; < F: musket, OF fuisil, foisil steel for striking fire < VL *focilis, deriv. of L focus fire. See ...
fu·sile (fyo͞oʹzəl, -zīl') adj. Archaic 1. Formed by melting or casting. 2. Capable of being fused; fusible.   [Middle English, from Latin fūsilis, from fūsus, past ...
/fyooh'zeuh lear"/, n. a member of a British regiment formerly armed with fusils. Also, fusileer. [1670-80; < F; see FUSIL1, -IER2] * * *
/fyooh"seuh layd', -lahd', -zeuh-/, n., v., fusilladed, fusillading. n. 1. a simultaneous or continuous discharge of firearms. 2. a general discharge or outpouring of anything: a ...
fusilli [fyo͞o sē′lē, fo͞osē′lē] n. pasta in the shape of spirals * * * fu·sil·li (fyo͞o-sēʹlē, -sĭlʹē) n. Pasta in short spirals or corkscrews.   [Italian, ...
/fooh"sin"/, n. Older Spelling. Fuxin. * * *
—fusional, adj. /fyooh"zheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of fusing; the state of being fused. 2. that which is fused; the result of fusing: A ballet production is the fusion of ...
fusion bomb
fusion bomb n. a nuclear bomb in which the principal energy source is the fusion reaction that follows the initial fission reaction: see HYDROGEN BOMB * * *
fusion bomb.
See hydrogen bomb. [1945-50] * * *
fusion reactor
Physics. a reactor for producing atomic energy by nuclear fusion. Cf. reactor (def. 4). * * * Introduction also called  fusion power plant  or  thermonuclear reactor   a ...
fusion bomb n. A nuclear bomb, especially a hydrogen bomb, that derives its released energy principally from fusion reactions among light nuclei. * * *
—fusionist, n., adj. /fyooh"zheuh niz'euhm/, n. Politics. the principle, policy, or practice of fusion. [1850-55; FUSION + -ISM] * * *
See fusionism. * * *
/fyooh'zoh bak tear"ee euhm/, n., pl. fusobacteria /-tear"ee euh/. any of several rod-shaped, anaerobic bacteria of the genus Fusobacterium, certain species of which are ...
—fusser, n. /fus/, n. 1. an excessive display of anxious attention or activity; needless or useless bustle: They made a fuss over the new baby. 2. an argument or noisy dispute: ...
fuss and feathers
an excessively elaborate or pretentious display; ostentation. [1890-95] * * *
/fus"boks'/, n. South Atlantic States. a fussbudget. [FUSS + BOX1] * * *
—fussbudgety, adj. /fus"buj'it/, n. a fussy or needlessly fault-finding person. [1900-05, Amer.; FUSS + BUDGET] * * *
▪ Germany  city, Bavaria Land (state), extreme southern Germany. It lies along the Lech River, at the east foot of the Allgäu Alps, near the Austrian border. The site of a ...
See fuss. * * *
See fussy. * * *
See fussily. * * *
/fus"pot'/, n. New England and New York. a fussbudget. [FUSS + POT1] * * *
—fussily, adv. —fussiness, n. /fus"ee/, adj., fussier, fussiest. 1. excessively busy with trifles; anxious or particular about petty details. 2. hard to satisfy or please: a ...
Fust, Johann
▪ German printer born c. 1400, , Mainz [Germany] died Oct. 30, 1466, Paris, France       early German printer, financial backer of Johann Gutenberg (Gutenberg, ...
/fus'teuh nel"euh, fooh'steuh-/, n. a short stiff skirt, usually pleated, made of white cotton or linen, worn by men in some parts of the Balkans. Also, fustinella. [1840-50; < ...
Fusṭāṭ ware
▪ pottery       in Islāmic ceramics, style of pottery originating from al-Fusṭāṭ (now part of Cairo), where, however, many deposits of imported ware have also been ...
Fusṭāṭ, Al-
▪ ancient city, Egypt also spelled  Al-Fostat         capital of the Muslim province of Egypt during the Umayyad and ʿAbbāsid caliphates and under succeeding ...
Fustel de Coulanges, Numa Denis
born March 18, 1830, Paris, France died Sept. 12, 1889, Massy French historian. He had a brilliant teaching career at the University of Strasbourg (1860–70) and later ...
/fu stet"/, n. 1. the smoke tree, Cotinus coggygria. 2. Also called young fustic. the dyewood of this tree. [1815-25; < F < Pr < Sp fustete, by assoc. with fuste stick. See ...
/fus"cheuhn/, n. 1. a stout fabric of cotton and flax. 2. a fabric of stout twilled cotton or of cotton and low-quality wool, with a short nap or pile. 3. inflated or turgid ...
/fus"tik/, n. 1. the wood of a large, tropical American tree, Chlorophora tinctoria, of the mulberry family, yielding a light-yellow dye. 2. the tree itself. 3. the dye. 4. any ...
—fustigation, n. —fustigator, n. —fustigatory /fus"ti geuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. /fus"ti gayt'/, v.t., fustigated, fustigating. 1. to cudgel; beat; punish severely. 2. ...
See fustigate. * * *
See fusty. * * *
/fus'teuh nel"euh, fooh'steuh-/, n. fustanella. * * *
See fustily. * * *
—fustily, adv. —fustiness, n. /fus"tee/, adj., fustier, fustiest. 1. having a stale smell; moldy; musty: fusty rooms that were in need of a good airing. 2. old-fashioned or ...
/fyooh"zeuh leuh/, n., pl. fusulae /-lee'/, fusulas. (in the spinneret of a spider) the terminal tube of a silk gland. [1905-10; < NL; see FUSE1, -ULE] * * *
▪ paleontology       genus of extinct fusulinid foraminiferans (protozoans with a shell) found as fossils in marine rocks of Late Carboniferous age (286 to 320 million ...
▪ paleontology       genus of extinct fusulinid foraminiferans (protozoans with a shell) found as fossils in Late Carboniferous marine rocks (those formed between 320 ...
Any of a large group of extinct foraminiferans, single-celled organisms related to amoebas but having complex shells that are easily preserved as fossils. The fusulinids first ...
/fyooh"seuh mah'/, n. a sliding door in a Japanese house, esp. one serving as a room partition. [1875-80; < Japn] * * *
fut abbrev. future * * *
future. * * *
/foo tah"bah tay"/, n. Shimei /shee may"/, (Tatsunosuke Hasegawa), 1864-1909, Japanese author. * * *
Futabatei Shimei
orig. Hasegawa Tatsunosuke born April 4, 1864, Edo, Japan died May 10, 1909, at sea in Bay of Bengal Japanese novelist and translator. He is best known for Ukigumo (1887–89; ...
Fu·ta Jal·lon (fo͞o'tə jə-lōnʹ, fo͞o'tä jä-lôɴʹ) See Fouta Djallon. * * *
Futch, Edward
▪ 2002 “Eddie”        American boxing trainer (b. Aug. 9, 1911, Hillsboro, Miss.— d. Oct. 10, 2001, Las Vegas, Nev.), was dubbed “the professor of pugilism” ...
/fooh"thahrk/, n. the runic alphabet. Also, futharc, futhorc, futhork /fooh"thawrk/. [1850-55; so called from first six letters of OE and Scand runic alphabet: f, u, th, a (or ...
—futilely, adv. —futileness, n. /fyooht"l, fyooh"tuyl/, adj. 1. incapable of producing any result; ineffective; useless; not successful: Attempting to force-feed the sick ...
See futile. * * *
See futilely. * * *
—futilitarianism, n. /fyooh til'i tair"ee euhn/, adj. 1. believing that human hopes are vain, and human strivings unjustified. n. 2. a person who holds this belief. [1820-30; ...
See futilitarian. * * *
/fyooh til"i tee/, n., pl. futilities for 2, 3. 1. the quality of being futile; ineffectiveness; uselessness. 2. a trifle or frivolity: the large collection of futilities that ...
/fooh"ton, fyooh"-/, n. a thin mattress, usually filled with layers of cotton batting and encased in cotton fabric, placed on a floor for sleeping, esp. in traditional Japanese ...
/fut"euhk/, n. Naut. any of a number of timbers forming the lower, more curved portion of the frame in a wooden hull. [1605-15; perh. alter. of foothook] * * *
futtock band
Naut. a metal band around a lower mast somewhat below the top, for holding the lower ends of a futtock shroud. Also called futtock hoop, futtock wye /wuy/, spider band. * * *
futtock plate
futtock plate n. an iron plate put horizontally around the top of a ship's lower mast to hold the futtock shrouds * * *
futtock shroud
Naut. any of several metal rods secured at their lower ends to a futtock band and at their upper ends to a futtock plate, connecting the lower mast to the topmast ...
futtock plate n. Nautical An iron plate attached horizontally to the top of the lower mast to secure the topmast rigging and the upper ends of the futtock shrouds. * * *
futtock shroud n. Nautical One of the iron rods extending from a band on the lower mast to the futtock plate, used to brace the base of the topmast. * * *
Futuna [fə to͞o′nə] see WALLIS AND FUTUNA * * *
Futuna Islands
or Hoorn Islands Island group (pop., 1996: 4,638), South Pacific Ocean. Lying northeast of Fiji, the islands, Futuna and Alofi, form the southwestern part of the French ...
Fu·tu·na Islands (fə-to͞oʹnə, fo͞o-) also Hoorn Islands (hôrn, hōrn) An island group of the southwest Pacific Ocean northeast of Fiji. Part of the French overseas ...
—futuramic /fyooh'cheuh ram"ik/, adj. /fyooh'cheuh ram"euh, -rah"meuh/, n. 1. an exhibition or display that attempts to depict certain aspects or elements of life in the ...
/fyooh"cheuhr/, n. 1. time that is to be or come hereafter. 2. something that will exist or happen in time to come: The future is rooted in the past. 3. a condition, esp. of ...
Future Farmer
a member of the Future Farmers of America. * * *
Future Farmers of America
a national organization of high-school students studying vocational agriculture. Abbr.: FFA * * *
future interests
Law. interests in personal or real property, the possession and enjoyment of which are to commence at a later date. * * *
future life
afterlife (def. 1). [1770-80] * * *
Future of Fossil Fuel
▪ 2009       During the first half of 2008, prices of fossil fuels— petroleum (oil), natural gas, and coal—rose steeply. Crude-oil prices, for example, set record ...
future perfect
Gram. 1. perfect with respect to a temporal point of reference in time to come; completed with respect to a time in the future, esp. when incomplete with respect to the ...
future shock
1. physical and psychological disturbance caused by a person's inability to cope with very rapid social and technological change. 2. any overload of a person's or an ...
/fyooh"cheuhr lis/, adj. without a future; having no prospect of future betterment or prosperity. [1860-65; FUTURE + -LESS] * * *
See futureless. * * *
future perfect n. A verb tense that expresses action completed by a specified time in the future and that is formed in English by combining will have or shall have with a past ...
Commercial contracts calling for the purchase or sale of specified quantities of a good at specified future dates. The good in question may be grain, livestock, precious metals, ...
futures market
a market in which futures contracts in commodities are traded. * * *
future shock n. A condition of distress and disorientation brought on by the inability to cope with rapid societal and technological change.   [After the book Future Shock by ...
future tense n. A verb tense expressing future time. * * *
/fyooh"cheuh riz'euhm/, n. 1. (sometimes cap.) a style of the fine arts developed originally by a group of Italian artists about 1910 in which forms derived chiefly from cubism ...
/fyooh"cheuhr ist/, n. 1. (sometimes cap.) a follower of futurism, esp. an artist or writer. 2. Theol. a person who maintains that the prophecies in the Apocalypse will be ...
—futuristically, adv. /fyooh'cheuh ris"tik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the future: a futuristic view of the world. 2. ahead of the times; advanced: futuristic technology. 3. ...
See futuristic. * * *
fu·tur·ist·ics (fyo͞o'chə-rĭsʹtĭks) n. (used with a sing. verb) Futurology. * * *
/fyooh toor"i tee, -tyoor"-, -choor"-, -cherr"-/, n., pl. futurities. 1. future time: Such discussion is better left to futurity. 2. future generations; posterity: What will ...
futurity race
☆ futurity race n. a race for two-year-old horses in which the entries are selected before birth * * *
futurity race n. Sports 1. A race that competitors enter well in advance. 2. A race for horses in which the competitors are entered at or before their birth. * * *
futurity stakes pl.n. Sports 1. The stakes awarded to the winner or winners in a futurity race. 2. A futurity race. * * *
See futurology. * * *
See futurological. * * *
—futurological /fyooh'cheuhr euh loj"i keuhl/, adj. /fyooh'cheuh rol"euh jee/, n. the study or forecasting of trends or developments in science, technology, political or social ...
/futs/, Slang. v.i. 1. to pass time in idleness (usually fol. by around). 2. futz with or around with, to handle or deal with, esp. idly, reluctantly, or as a time-consuming ...
Fux, Johann Joseph
▪ Austrian composer born c. 1660, Hirtenfeld, Styria, Austria died Feb. 13, 1741, Vienna       Austrian composer, one of the most successful of his time, whose ...
/fyuu"shin"/, n. Pinyin. a city in central Liaoning province, in NE China. 188,600. Also, Fusin. * * * ▪ China Wade-Giles romanization  Fu-hsin        city, ...
▪ Chinese mythology Wade-Giles romanization  Fu Hsing    in Chinese mythology, star god of happiness, one of the three stellar divinities known collectively as Fulushou. He ...
/fyoohz/, n., v., fuzed, fuzing. n. 1. a mechanical or electronic device to detonate an explosive charge, esp. as contained in an artillery shell, a missile, projectile, or the ...
/fyooh zee"/, n. fusee. * * *
/fyuu"joh"/, n. Pinyin. a seaport in and the capital of Fujian province, in SE China, opposite Taiwan. 900,000. Also, Foochow. Formerly, Minhow. * * * or Fu-chou conventional ...
Fuzuli, Mehmed bin Süleyman
born с 1495, Karbalāʾ died 1556, Karbalāʾ Turkish poet. Considered the greatest figure in classical Turkish literature, he composed poems with equal facility and elegance ...
fuzz1 /fuz/, n. 1. loose, light, fibrous, or fluffy matter. 2. a mass or coating of such matter: the fuzz on a peach. 3. Slang. a man's very short haircut, similar to a crew ...
fuzz tone
a distorted, blurred effect produced electrically in the sound of an electric guitar by increased vibrations or added overtones. [1965-70] * * *
/fuz"bawl'/, n. a puffball. [FUZZ1 + BALL1] * * *
/fuz"bus'teuhr/, Trademark. a brand name for an electronic device that alerts the driver of an automobile to the presence of radar units used by police to measure vehicle ...
See fuzzy. * * *
See fuzzily. * * *
—fuzzily, adv. —fuzziness, n. /fuz"ee/, adj., fuzzier, fuzziest. 1. of the nature of or resembling fuzz: a soft, fuzzy material. 2. covered with fuzz: a plant with broad, ...
fuzzy logic
☆ fuzzy logic n. 〚< fuzzy (set), coined (1965) by L. A. Zadeh, U.S. computer scientist〛 a type of logic used in computers and other electronic devices for processing ...
fuzzy set
Math. a generalization of a classical set with the property that each member of a population of objects has associated with it a number, usually from 0 to 1, that indicates the ...
/fuz"ee hed"id/, adj. 1. not given to clear thinking; foolish. 2. giddy; light-headed. * * *
fuzz·y·head·ed (fŭzʹē-hĕd'ĭd) adj. 1. a. Marked by unclear, confused thinking. b. Giddy; silly. 2. Having a head covered with fuzz.   fuzz'y·headʹed·ness n. * * *
See fuzzyheaded. * * *
fuzzy logic n. A form of algebra employing a range of values from “true” to “false” that is used in decision-making with imprecise data, as in artificial intelligence ...
Fuʾād I
▪ king of Egypt formerly  Aḥmad Fuʾād Pasha   born March 26, 1868, Cairo, Egypt died April 28, 1936, Cairo       the first king of Egypt (1922–36) following ...
Med. forced vital capacity. Cf. vital capacity. * * *
Fw 190
▪ German aircraft abbreviation of  Focke-Wulf 190   German fighter aircraft that was second in importance only to the Bf 109 during World War II.       A low-wing ...
Federal Works Agency. * * *
FWB abbr. four-wheel brake. * * *
1. Also, 4WD four-wheel drive. 2. front-wheel drive. * * *
1. foreword 2. forward. * * *
foreign exchange. * * *
1. fracture. 2. fractured. * * *
fiscal year. * * *
/fuys/, n. feist. * * *
Fyffe, Will
▪ Scottish comedian born 1885, Dundee, Scot. died Dec. 14, 1947, St. Andrews, Fife       Scottish actor, music-hall entertainer, and pantomimist, one of the most ...
for your information. * * *
/fuyk/, n. Hudson and Delaware Valleys. a bag-shaped fish trap. [1825-35, Amer.; < D fuik, MD fuycke; c. OFris fucke] * * *
▪ district, England, United Kingdom       borough (district), administrative and historic county of Lancashire, England. It lies on the north bank of the estuary of the ...
/fil"fot/, n. a swastika. [1490-1500; var. of fill-foot foot filler] * * *
/fyuun/, n. an island in S Denmark. 446,233; 1149 sq. mi. (2975 sq. km). German, Fünen. * * *
(as used in expressions) Fyodor Shalyapin Dostoyevsky Fyodor Mikhaylovich Fyodor III Fyodor Alekseyevich Fyodor II Fyodor Borisovich Godunov Fyodor I Fyodor Ivanovich * * *
Fyodor I
Russian Fyodor Ivanovich born May 31, 1557, Moscow, Russia died Jan. 7, 1598, Moscow Tsar of Russia (1584–98) whose death ended the rule of the Rurik dynasty. The son of ...
Fyodor II
Russian Fyodor Borisovich Godunov born 1589 died June 10, 1605, Moscow, Russia Tsar of Russia for three months in 1605, during the Time of Troubles. The son and successor of ...
Fyodor III
Russian Fyodor Alekseyevich born May 30, 1661, Moscow, Russia died April 27, 1682, Moscow Tsar of Russia (1676–82). He ascended the throne on the death of his father, ...
Fyodorov, Boris Grigoryevich
▪ 2009       Russian economist and politician born Feb. 13, 1958, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R. died Nov. 20, 2008, London, Eng. was one of post-Soviet Russia's leading ...
Fyodorov, Svyatoslav Nikolayevich
▪ 2001       Russian eye surgeon (b. Aug. 8, 1927, Proskurov, Ukrainian S.S.R. [now Khmelnytskyy, Ukraine], U.S.S.R.—d. June 2, 2000, near Moscow, Russia), developed ...
(as used in expressions) Mikhail Fyodorovich Romanov Godunov Boris Fyodorovich Kerensky Aleksandr Fyodorovich Leonid Fyodorovich Miassin Oistrakh David Fyodorovich Stravinsky ...
/ferrd/, n. 1. the militia in Anglo-Saxon England. 2. the duty to serve in this militia. [ < OE fyrd, fierd, akin to faran to go, FARE] * * * ▪ Anglo-Saxon ...
Fyt, Jan
▪ Flemish painter born 1611, Antwerp, Brabant, Spanish Netherlands [now in Belgium] died Sept. 11, 1661, Antwerp  Flemish painter known for his technical mastery in the ...
/fit/, n. fit3. * * *
pl. Gs or G's. 1. Slang. grand: a sum of one thousand dollars. 2. (sometimes l.c.) Aerospace. gravity: a unit of acceleration equal to the acceleration of gravity at the earth's ...
1. Psychol. general intelligence. 2. good. 3. gram; grams. 4. Electronics. grid. Symbol, Physics. 1. See acceleration of gravity. 2. gravity (def. 5). * * *
G and T
See gin and tonic. Also, g and t. * * *
G clef
Music. See treble clef. * * *
G K Chesterton
➡ Chesterton * * *
G M Trevelyan
➡ Trevelyan * * *
G spot
G spot n. 〚after E. G(räfenberg), Ger gynecologist, who first claimed its existence, c. 1950〛 a supposed area in the vaginal wall that when stimulated produces a distinctive ...
G spot.
See Gräfenberg spot. Also, G-spot. * * *
G star
Astron. a yellow star, as the sun or Capella, having a surface temperature between 5000 and 6000 K and an absorption spectrum in which the ultraviolet pair of lines of singly ...
Accounting. general and administrative expense. * * *
G, g
/jee/, n., pl. G's or Gs, g's or gs. 1. the seventh letter of the English alphabet, a consonant. 2. any spoken sound represented by the letter G or g, as in get, German, or ...
G-7 [jē΄sev′ən] n. 〚< G(roup of) Seven〛 the seven major industrialized nations, including the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and Japan, whose ...
See gram calorie. Also, g-cal. * * *
G-force [jē′ fôrs΄] n. 〚< g(ravity)〛 a unit measuring the inertial stress on a body undergoing rapid acceleration, expressed in multiples of the acceleration of gravity: ...
/jee"man'/, n., pl. G-men. an agent for the FBI. [1920-25; prob. repr. Government man] * * *
G-pro·tein (jēʹprō'tēn', -tē-ĭn) n. Any of a class of cell membrane proteins that function as intermediaries between hormone receptors and effector enzymes and enable the ...
/jee"ray'tid/, adj. (of a motion picture) deemed suitable for viewers of all ages: a G-rated film. * * *
/jee"string'/, n. 1. a loincloth or breechcloth, usually secured by a cord at the waist. 2. such a garment made of a narrow strip of decorative fabric and worn by striptease ...
/jee'streuh fan"thin/, n. Pharm. ouabain. [ < L g(ratus) + STROPHANTHIN] * * *
/jee"sooht'/, n. See anti-G suit. Also, g-suit. [1940-45, Amer.; g(ravity) suit] * * *
1. German. 2. gourde; gourdes. 3. (specific) gravity. 4. Gulf. * * *
1. gauge. 2. gender. 3. general. 4. generally. 5. genitive. 6. going back to. 7. gold. 8. grain; grains. 9. gram; grams. 10. Football. guard. 11. Brit. guinea. 12. gun. * * *
1. General Agent. 2. General Assembly. 3. Also, g.a., G/A Insurance. general average. * * *
Grand Army of the Republic. * * *
guaranteed annual wage. * * *
Great Britain. * * *
Knight Grand Cross of the British Empire or Dame Grand Cross of the British Empire. * * *       knight grand cross, or dame grand cross, of the British Empire, member of ...
      the George Cross, a British decoration for bravery. See George Cross. * * *
Grand Cross of the Bath. * * *       knight grand cross, or dame grand cross, of the Bath, member of the highest rank of knightly class in a British order of knighthood. ...
greatest common divisor. Also, g.c.d. * * *
greatest common factor. See greatest common divisor. Also, g.c.f. * * *
greatest common measure. Also, g.c.m. * * *
      knight grand cross, or dame grand cross, of St. Michael and St. George, member of the highest rank of a British order of knighthood. See Saint Michael and Saint ...
Greenwich Civil Time. * * *
      knight grand cross, or dame grand cross, of the Royal Victorian Order, member of the highest rank of a British order of knighthood. See Royal Victorian Order. * * *
1. Grand Duchess. 2. Grand Duke. * * *
(in bookbinding) gilt edges. * * *
General Federation of Trade Unions. * * *
1. galvanized iron. 2. gastrointestinal. 3. general issue. 4. government issue. Also, GI, g.i. * * *
1. General Manager. 2. Grand Marshal. 3. Grand Master. Also, GM. * * *       recipient of the George Medal, a British decoration for valour. See George Cross. * * *
general, medical, and surgical. * * *
Graduate Nurse. * * *
1. general office. 2. general order. Also, g.o. * * *
Grand Old Party (an epithet of the Republican party since 1880). Also, GOP. * * *
1. General Practitioner. 2. General Purpose. 3. Gloria Patri. 4. Graduate in Pharmacy. 5. Grand Prix. * * *
1. See general post office. 2. See Government Printing Office. Also, GPO. * * *
King George. [ < L Georgius Rex] * * *
1. general secretary. 2. general staff. Also, g.s. * * *
General Staff Corps. * * *
1. good till canceled. 2. good till countermanded. Also, G.T.C. * * *
gravimetric volume. * * *
G/A con.
Insurance. general average contribution. * * *
G/A dep.
Insurance. general average deposit. * * *
grams per liter. * * *
/jee"sev"euhn/ Group of Seven: the economic alliance of Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and the U.S. * * *
G8 (jēʹātʹ) n. The countries of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Representatives from these countries meet to ...
G1 phase
Cell Biol. the first growth period of the cell cycle, during interphase, in which the cell grows and cytoplasmic organelles are replicated. [G abbr. for growth] * * *
G2 phase
Cell Biol. the second growth period of the cell cycle, following DNA replication and preceding prophase, during which the cell forms the materials that make up the ...
/gah/, n. a Kwa language of Ghana, spoken in Accra and vicinity. Symbol, Chem. gallium. * * * ▪ people also spelled  Gan, or Gã,         people of the southeast ...
1. Gamblers Anonymous. 2. See General American. 3. general of the army. 4. Georgia (approved esp. for use with zip code). * * * ▪ people also spelled  Gan, or Gã, ...
Georgia. * * *
GAAP abbr. generally accepted accounting principles. * * *
Gaarder, Jostein
▪ 1995       When it first appeared in the United States in September 1994, Sophie's World was already something of a phenomenon—and a surprise to the Norwegian ...
gab1 —gabber, n. /gab/, v., gabbed, gabbing, n. Informal. v.i. 1. to talk or chat idly; chatter. n. 2. idle talk; chatter. [1780-90; appar. expressive var. of GOB4; cf. ...
/gab"euh/, n. Biochem. a neurotransmitter of the central nervous system that inhibits excitatory responses. [G(AMMA-)A(MINO)B(UTYRIC) A(CID)] * * *
/gab"ay euhn/, n. Douay Bible. Gibeon. * * *
/gab"ay euh nuyt'/, n. Douay Bible. Gibeonite. * * *
/gah"beuhr/, n. an Iranian Zoroastrian. Also, Gheber. [ < Pers < Ar kafir; see KAFFIR] * * * Derogatory name applied to Iranian Zoroastrians. The word may derive from the ...
/gab"euhr deen', gab'euhr deen"/, n. 1. Also, gaberdine. a firm, tightly woven fabric of worsted, cotton, polyester, or other fiber, with a twill weave. 2. gaberdine (def. ...
Seph. /gah buy"/; Ashk. /gah"buy/; Eng. /geuh buy"/, n., pl. Gabbaim Seph. /gah bah eem"/; Ashk. /gah buy"im/, Eng. Gabbais. (sometimes l.c.) Hebrew. 1. a minor official of a ...
See gab. * * *
See gabby. * * *
—gabbler, n. /gab"euhl/, v., gabbled, gabbling, n. v.i. 1. to speak or converse rapidly and unintelligibly; jabber. 2. (of hens, geese, etc.) to cackle. v.t. 3. to utter ...
See gabble. * * *
—gabbroic /geuh broh"ik/, gabbroitic, adj. —gabbroid /gab"royd/, adj. /gab"roh/, n., pl. gabbros. Petrol. a dark granular igneous rock composed essentially of labradorite and ...
See gabbro. * * *
See gabbroic. * * *
—gabbiness, n. /gab"ee/, adj. gabbier, gabbiest. talkative; garrulous. [1710-20; GAB1 + -Y1] * * *
/gab"ee/, n. 1. a male given name, form of Gabriel. 2. a female given name, form of Gabriella. * * *
/gayb/, n. a male given name, form of Gabriel. * * *
Gabelentz, Hans Conon von der
▪ German linguist born Oct. 13, 1807, Altenburg, Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg [Germany] died Sept. 3, 1874, Lemnitz, Ger.       German linguist, ethnologist, and government ...
Gabelich, Gary
▪ American race–car driver born Aug. 29, 1940, Long Beach, Calif., U.S. died Jan. 26, 1984, San Pedro, Calif.       American automobile-racing driver who set a world ...
—gabelled, adj. /geuh bel"/, n. 1. a tax; excise. 2. Fr. Hist. a tax on salt, abolished in 1790. [1375-1425; ME gabul, gabel (prob. confused with GAVEL2) < MF < It gabella < Ar ...
/gab"euhr deen', gab'euhr deen"/, n. 1. Also, gabardine. a long, loose coat or frock for men, worn in the Middle Ages, esp. by Jews. 2. gabardine (def. 1). [1510-20; < MF ...
gaberlunzie [gab΄ər lun′zē, gab΄ərlo͞on′yē] n. 〚Scot; printing form of gaberlunyie (with printed z for y as in pers. name Menzies) < ?〛 a wandering beggar * * *
/gah'beuh roh"nes, gab'euh-/, n. former name of Gaborone. * * *
/gah"bes/, n. Gulf of, a gulf of the Mediterranean on the E coast of Tunisia. * * * ▪ Tunisia also spelled  Qābis , Latin  Tacapae        town in southeastern ...
Gabes, Gulf of
▪ gulf, Tunisia Arabic  Khalīj Qābis,  French  Golfe De Gabès,  Latin  Syrtis Minor,         inlet, on the east coast of Tunisia, northern Africa. It is 60 ...
/gab"fest'/, n. Informal. 1. a gathering at which there is a great deal of conversation. 2. a long conversation. [1895-1900, Amer.; GAB1 + -FEST] * * *
▪ Baltic religion also spelled  gabieta (Lithuanian) , Latvian  uguns māte , Old Prussian  panicke        in Baltic religion, the domestic hearth fire. In ...

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