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bald

bald
(a.) Destitute of the natural or common covering on the head or top, as of hair, feathers, foliage, trees, etc.; as, a bald head; a bald oak.
(a.) Destitute of ornament; unadorned; bare; literal.
(a.) Undisguised.
(a.) Destitute of dignity or value; paltry; mean.
(a.) Destitute of a beard or awn; as, bald wheat.
(a.) Destitute of the natural covering.
(a.) Marked with a white spot on the head; bald-faced.

band

band
Imp. of Bind.
(v. i.) To confederate for some common purpose; to unite; to conspire together.
(v. t.) A fillet, strap, or any narrow ligament with which a thing is encircled, or fastened, or by which a number of things are tied, bound together, or confined; a fetter.
(v. t.) A continuous tablet, stripe, or series of ornaments, as of carved foliage, of color, or of brickwork, etc.
(v. t.) In Gothic architecture, the molding, or suite of moldings, which encircles the pillars and small shafts.
(v. t.) That which serves as the means of union or connection between persons; a tie.
(v. t.) A linen collar or ruff worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.
(v. t.) Two strips of linen hanging from the neck in front as part of a clerical, legal, or academic dress.
(v. t.) A narrow strip of cloth or other material on any article of dress, to bind, strengthen, ornament, or complete it.
(v. t.) A company of persons united in any common design, especially a body of armed men.
(v. t.) A number of musicians who play together upon portable musical instruments, especially those making a loud sound, as certain wind instruments (trumpets, clarinets, etc.), and drums, or cymbals.
(v. t.) A space between elevated lines or ribs, as of the fruits of umbelliferous plants.
(v. t.) A stripe, streak, or other mark transverse to the axis of the body.
(v. t.) A belt or strap.
(v. t.) A bond
(v. t.) Pledge; security.
(v. t.) To bind or tie with a band.
(v. t.) To mark with a band.
(v. t.) To unite in a troop, company, or confederacy.
(v. t.) To bandy; to drive away.

bard

bard
(n.) A professional poet and singer, as among the ancient Celts, whose occupation was to compose and sing verses in honor of the heroic achievements of princes and brave men.
(n.) Hence: A poet; as, the bard of Avon.
(n.) Alt. of Barde
(n.) The exterior covering of the trunk and branches of a tree; the rind.
(n.) Specifically, Peruvian bark.
(v. t.) To cover (meat or game) with a thin slice of fat bacon.

baud

baud
(computer science) a data transmission rate (bits/second) for modems

bawd

bawd
(n.) A person who keeps a house of prostitution, or procures women for a lewd purpose; a procurer or procuress; a lewd person; -- usually applied to a woman.
(v. i.) To procure women for lewd purposes.

cand

cand
(n.) Fluor spar. See Kand.

card

card
(n.) A piece of pasteboard, or thick paper, blank or prepared for various uses; as, a playing card; a visiting card; a card of invitation; pl. a game played with cards.
(n.) A published note, containing a brief statement, explanation, request, expression of thanks, or the like; as, to put a card in the newspapers. Also, a printed programme, and (fig.), an attraction or inducement; as, this will be a good card for the last day of the fair.
(n.) A paper on which the points of the compass are marked; the dial or face of the mariner's compass.
(n.) A perforated pasteboard or sheet-metal plate for warp threads, making part of the Jacquard apparatus of a loom. See Jacquard.
(n.) An indicator card. See under Indicator.
(n.) An instrument for disentangling and arranging the fibers of cotton, wool, flax, etc.; or for cleaning and smoothing the hair of animals; -- usually consisting of bent wire teeth set closely in rows in a thick piece of leather fastened to a back.
(n.) A roll or sliver of fiber (as of wool) delivered from a carding machine.
(v. i.) To play at cards; to game.
(v. t.) To comb with a card; to cleanse or disentangle by carding; as, to card wool; to card a horse.
(v. t.) To clean or clear, as if by using a card.
(v. t.) To mix or mingle, as with an inferior or weaker article.

fahd

fahd
King of Saudi Arabia from 1982 to 2005 (1923-2005)

fand

fand
Imp. of Find.

fard

fard
(n.) Paint used on the face.
(v. t.) To paint; -- said esp. of one's face.

gand

gand
Port city in northwestern Belgium and industrial center; famous for cloth industry

gaud

gaud
(n.) Trick; jest; sport.
(n.) Deceit; fraud; artifice; device.
(n.) An ornament; a piece of worthless finery; a trinket.
(n.) To sport or keep festival.
(v. t.) To bedeck gaudily; to decorate with gauds or showy trinkets or colors; to paint.

hand

hand
(n.) That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in man and monkeys, and the corresponding part in many other animals; manus; paw. See Manus.
(n.) That which resembles, or to some extent performs the office of, a human hand
(n.) A limb of certain animals, as the foot of a hawk, or any one of the four extremities of a monkey.
(n.) An index or pointer on a dial; as, the hour or minute hand of a clock.
(n.) A measure equal to a hand's breadth, -- four inches; a palm. Chiefly used in measuring the height of horses.
(n.) Side; part; direction, either right or left.
(n.) Power of performance; means of execution; ability; skill; dexterity.
(n.) Actual performance; deed; act; workmanship; agency; hence, manner of performance.
(n.) An agent; a servant, or laborer; a workman, trained or competent for special service or duty; a performer more or less skillful; as, a deck hand; a farm hand; an old hand at speaking.
(n.) Handwriting; style of penmanship; as, a good, bad or running hand. Hence, a signature.
(n.) Personal possession; ownership; hence, control; direction; management; -- usually in the plural.
(n.) Agency in transmission from one person to another; as, to buy at first hand, that is, from the producer, or when new; at second hand, that is, when no longer in the producer's hand, or when not new.
(n.) Rate; price.
(n.) That which is, or may be, held in a hand at once
(n.) The quota of cards received from the dealer.
(n.) A bundle of tobacco leaves tied together.
(n.) The small part of a gunstock near the lock, which is grasped by the hand in taking aim.
(v. i.) To cooperate.
(v. t.) To give, pass, or transmit with the hand; as, he handed them the letter.
(v. t.) To lead, guide, or assist with the hand; to conduct; as, to hand a lady into a carriage.
(v. t.) To manage; as, I hand my oar.
(v. t.) To seize; to lay hands on.
(v. t.) To pledge by the hand; to handfast.
(v. t.) To furl; -- said of a sail.

hard

hard
(adv.) With pressure; with urgency; hence, diligently; earnestly.
(adv.) With difficulty; as, the vehicle moves hard.
(adv.) Uneasily; vexatiously; slowly.
(adv.) So as to raise difficulties.
(adv.) With tension or strain of the powers; violently; with force; tempestuously; vehemently; vigorously; energetically; as, to press, to blow, to rain hard; hence, rapidly; as, to run hard.
(adv.) Close or near.
(n.) A ford or passage across a river or swamp.
(superl.) Not easily penetrated, cut, or separated into parts; not yielding to pressure; firm; solid; compact; -- applied to material bodies, and opposed to soft; as, hard wood; hard flesh; a hard apple.
(superl.) Difficult, mentally or judicially; not easily apprehended, decided, or resolved; as a hard problem.
(superl.) Difficult to accomplish; full of obstacles; laborious; fatiguing; arduous; as, a hard task; a disease hard to cure.
(superl.) Difficult to resist or control; powerful.
(superl.) Difficult to bear or endure; not easy to put up with or consent to; hence, severe; rigorous; oppressive; distressing; unjust; grasping; as, a hard lot; hard times; hard fare; a hard winter; hard conditions or terms.
(superl.) Difficult to please or influence; stern; unyielding; obdurate; unsympathetic; unfeeling; cruel; as, a hard master; a hard heart; hard words; a hard character.
(superl.) Not easy or agreeable to the taste; stiff; rigid; ungraceful; repelling; as, a hard style.
(superl.) Rough; acid; sour, as liquors; as, hard cider.
(superl.) Abrupt or explosive in utterance; not aspirated, sibilated, or pronounced with a gradual change of the organs from one position to another; -- said of certain consonants, as c in came, and g in go, as distinguished from the same letters in center, general, etc.
(superl.) Wanting softness or smoothness of utterance; harsh; as, a hard tone.
(superl.) Rigid in the drawing or distribution of the figures; formal; lacking grace of composition.
(superl.) Having disagreeable and abrupt contrasts in the coloring or light and shade.
(v. t.) To harden; to make hard.

kand

kand
(n.) Fluor spar; -- so called by Cornish miners.

land

land
(n.) Urine. See Lant.
(n.) The solid part of the surface of the earth; -- opposed to water as constituting a part of such surface, especially to oceans and seas; as, to sight land after a long voyage.
(n.) Any portion, large or small, of the surface of the earth, considered by itself, or as belonging to an individual or a people, as a country, estate, farm, or tract.
(n.) Ground, in respect to its nature or quality; soil; as, wet land; good or bad land.
(n.) The inhabitants of a nation or people.
(n.) The mainland, in distinction from islands.
(n.) The ground or floor.
(n.) The ground left unplowed between furrows; any one of several portions into which a field is divided for convenience in plowing.
(n.) Any ground, soil, or earth whatsoever, as meadows, pastures, woods, etc., and everything annexed to it, whether by nature, as trees, water, etc., or by the hand of man, as buildings, fences, etc.; real estate.
(n.) The lap of the strakes in a clinker-built boat; the lap of plates in an iron vessel; -- called also landing.
(n.) In any surface prepared with indentations, perforations, or grooves, that part of the surface which is not so treated, as the level part of a millstone between the furrows, or the surface of the bore of a rifled gun between the grooves.
(v. i.) To go on shore from a ship or boat; to disembark; to come to the end of a course.
(v. t.) To set or put on shore from a ship or other water craft; to disembark; to debark.
(v. t.) To catch and bring to shore; to capture; as, to land a fish.
(v. t.) To set down after conveying; to cause to fall, alight, or reach; to bring to the end of a course; as, he landed the quoit near the stake; to be thrown from a horse and landed in the mud; to land one in difficulties or mistakes.

lard

lard
(n.) Bacon; the flesh of swine.
(n.) The fat of swine, esp. the internal fat of the abdomen; also, this fat melted and strained.
(n.) To stuff with bacon; to dress or enrich with lard; esp., to insert lardons of bacon or pork in the surface of, before roasting; as, to lard poultry.
(n.) To fatten; to enrich.
(n.) To smear with lard or fat.
(n.) To mix or garnish with something, as by way of improvement; to interlard.
(v. i.) To grow fat.

laud

laud
(v. i.) High commendation; praise; honor; exaltation; glory.
(v. i.) A part of divine worship, consisting chiefly of praise; -- usually in the pl.
(v. i.) Music or singing in honor of any one.
(v. i.) To praise in words alone, or with words and singing; to celebrate; to extol.

maid

maid
(n.) An unmarried woman; usually, a young unmarried woman; esp., a girl; a virgin; a maiden.
(n.) A man who has not had sexual intercourse.
(n.) A female servant.
(n.) The female of a ray or skate, esp. of the gray skate (Raia batis), and of the thornback (R. clavata).
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