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The elementary stages of any subject (usually plural); "he mastered only the rudiments of geometry"


(n.) A small South American dog, domesticated by the aborigines.


(a.) Chief; eminent; greatest; principal.
(a.) Cunning or sly; sportively mischievous; roguish; as, an arch look, word, lad.
(n.) Any part of a curved line.
(n.) Usually a curved member made up of separate wedge-shaped solids, with the joints between them disposed in the direction of the radii of the curve; used to support the wall or other weight above an opening. In this sense arches are segmental, round (i. e., semicircular), or pointed.
(n.) A flat arch is a member constructed of stones cut into wedges or other shapes so as to support each other without rising in a curve.
(n.) Any place covered by an arch; an archway; as, to pass into the arch of a bridge.
(n.) Any curvature in the form of an arch; as, the arch of the aorta.
(n.) A chief.
(v. i.) To form into an arch; to curve.
(v. t.) To cover with an arch or arches.
(v. t.) To form or bend into the shape of an arch.


Form an arch or curve; "her back arches"; "her hips curve nicely"
Electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
A continuous portion of a circle
Something curved in shape


United States writer (born in Poland) who wrote in Yiddish (1880-1957)


(n., a., & v.) See Base.


Lead a bachelor's existence
The music of Bach; "he played Bach on the organ"
German baroque organist and contrapuntist; composed mostly keyboard music; one of the greatest creators of western music (1685-1750)
Modest beach house in New Zealand


(a.) Being at the back or in the rear; distant; remote; as, the back door; back settlements.
(a.) Being in arrear; overdue; as, back rent.
(a.) Moving or operating backward; as, back action.
(adv.) In, to, or toward, the rear; as, to stand back; to step back.
(adv.) To the place from which one came; to the place or person from which something is taken or derived; as, to go back for something left behind; to go back to one's native place; to put a book back after reading it.
(adv.) To a former state, condition, or station; as, to go back to private life; to go back to barbarism.
(adv.) (Of time) In times past; ago.
(adv.) Away from contact; by reverse movement.
(adv.) In concealment or reserve; in one's own possession; as, to keep back the truth; to keep back part of the money due to another.
(adv.) In a state of restraint or hindrance.
(adv.) In return, repayment, or requital.
(adv.) In withdrawal from a statement, promise, or undertaking; as, he took back0 the offensive words.
(adv.) In arrear; as, to be back in one's rent.
(n.) A large shallow vat; a cistern, tub, or trough, used by brewers, distillers, dyers, picklers, gluemakers, and others, for mixing or cooling wort, holding water, hot glue, etc.
(n.) A ferryboat. See Bac, 1.
(n.) In human beings, the hinder part of the body, extending from the neck to the end of the spine; in other animals, that part of the body which corresponds most nearly to such part of a human being; as, the back of a horse, fish, or lobster.
(n.) An extended upper part, as of a mountain or ridge.
(n.) The outward or upper part of a thing, as opposed to the inner or lower part; as, the back of the hand, the back of the foot, the back of a hand rail.
(n.) The part opposed to the front; the hinder or rear part of a thing; as, the back of a book; the back of an army; the back of a chimney.
(n.) The part opposite to, or most remote from, that which fronts the speaker or actor; or the part out of sight, or not generally seen; as, the back of an island, of a hill, or of a village.
(n.) The part of a cutting tool on the opposite side from its edge; as, the back of a knife, or of a saw.
(n.) A support or resource in reserve.
(n.) The keel and keelson of a ship.
(n.) The upper part of a lode, or the roof of a horizontal underground passage.
(n.) A garment for the back; hence, clothing.
(v. i.) To get upon the back of; to mount.
(v. i.) To place or seat upon the back.
(v. i.) To drive or force backward; to cause to retreat or recede; as, to back oxen.
(v. i.) To make a back for; to furnish with a back; as, to back books.
(v. i.) To adjoin behind; to be at the back of.
(v. i.) To write upon the back of; as, to back a letter; to indorse; as, to back a note or legal document.
(v. i.) To support; to maintain; to second or strengthen by aid or influence; as, to back a friend.
(v. i.) To bet on the success of; -- as, to back a race horse.
(v. i.) To move or go backward; as, the horse refuses to back.
(v. i.) To change from one quarter to another by a course opposite to that of the sun; -- used of the wind.
(v. i.) To stand still behind another dog which has pointed; -- said of a dog.


(n.) See Beak.
(n.) A small brook.
(n.) A vat. See Back.
(n.) A significant nod, or motion of the head or hand, esp. as a call or command.
(v. i.) To nod, or make a sign with the head or hand.
(v. t.) To notify or call by a nod, or a motion of the head or hand; to intimate a command to.


(n.) Alt. of Bise


(n.) A European fish (Box vulgaris), having a compressed body and bright colors; -- called also box, and bogue.


A very strong lager traditionally brewed in the fall and aged through the winter for consumption in the spring


(n.) Lye or suds in which cloth is soaked in the operation of bleaching, or in which clothes are washed.
(n.) The cloth or clothes soaked or washed.
(n.) The male of deer, especially fallow deer and antelopes, or of goats, sheep, hares, and rabbits.
(n.) A gay, dashing young fellow; a fop; a dandy.
(n.) A male Indian or negro.
(n.) A frame on which firewood is sawed; a sawhorse; a sawbuck.
(n.) The beech tree.
(v. i.) To copulate, as bucks and does.
(v. i.) To spring with quick plunging leaps, descending with the fore legs rigid and the head held as low down as possible; -- said of a vicious horse or mule.
(v. t.) To soak, steep, or boil, in lye or suds; -- a process in bleaching.
(v. t.) To wash (clothes) in lye or suds, or, in later usage, by beating them on stones in running water.
(v. t.) To break up or pulverize, as ores.
(v. t.) To subject to a mode of punishment which consists in tying the wrists together, passing the arms over the bent knees, and putting a stick across the arms and in the angle formed by the knees.
(v. t.) To throw by bucking. See Buck, v. i., 2.


(v. i.) To ease the body by stool; to go to stool.


The cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens; "the appendix is an offshoot of the cecum"


(n.) The dried leaf of a South American shrub (Erythroxylon Coca). In med., called Erythroxylon.


(n.) The male of birds, particularly of gallinaceous or domestic fowls.
(n.) A vane in the shape of a cock; a weathercock.
(n.) A chief man; a leader or master.
(n.) The crow of a cock, esp. the first crow in the morning; cockcrow.
(n.) A faucet or valve.
(n.) The style of gnomon of a dial.
(n.) The indicator of a balance.
(n.) The bridge piece which affords a bearing for the pivot of a balance in a clock or watch.
(n.) The act of cocking; also, the turn so given; as, a cock of the eyes; to give a hat a saucy cock.
(n.) The notch of an arrow or crossbow.
(n.) The hammer in the lock of a firearm.
(n.) A small concial pile of hay.
(n.) A small boat.
(n.) A corruption or disguise of the word God, used in oaths.
(v. i.) To strut; to swagger; to look big, pert, or menacing.
(v. i.) To draw back the hammer of a firearm, and set it for firing.
(v. t.) To set erect; to turn up.
(v. t.) To shape, as a hat, by turning up the brim.
(v. t.) To set on one side in a pert or jaunty manner.
(v. t.) To turn (the eye) obliquely and partially close its lid, as an expression of derision or insinuation.
(v. t.) To draw the hammer of (a firearm) fully back and set it for firing.
(v. t.) To put into cocks or heaps, as hay.


Alt. of Coco palm


(n.) See Coca.