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abed

abed
(adv.) In bed, or on the bed.
(adv.) To childbed (in the phrase "brought abed," that is, delivered of a child).

aced

aced
serve an ace against (someone)
play (a hole) in one stroke
score an ace against; "He aced his opponents"
succeed at easily; "She sailed through her exams"; "You will pass with flying colors"; "She nailed her astrophysics course"

acid

acid
(a.) Sour, sharp, or biting to the taste; tart; having the taste of vinegar: as, acid fruits or liquors. Also fig.: Sour-tempered.
(a.) Of or pertaining to an acid; as, acid reaction.
(n.) A sour substance.
(n.) One of a class of compounds, generally but not always distinguished by their sour taste, solubility in water, and reddening of vegetable blue or violet colors. They are also characterized by the power of destroying the distinctive properties of alkalies or bases, combining with them to form salts, at the same time losing their own peculiar properties. They all contain hydrogen, united with a more negative element or radical, either alone, or more generally with oxygen, and take their names from this negative element or radical. Those which contain no oxygen are sometimes called hydracids in distinction from the others which are called oxygen acids or oxacids.

aged

aged
(a.) Old; having lived long; having lived almost to or beyond the usual time allotted to that species of being; as, an aged man; an aged oak.
(a.) Belonging to old age.
(a.) Having a certain age; at the age of; having lived; as, a man aged forty years.
(imp. & p. p.) of Age

amid

amid
(prep.) See Amidst.
(prep.) In the midst or middle of; surrounded or encompassed by; among.

aped

aped
(imp. & p. p.) of Ape

apod

apod
(n.) Alt. of Apodal
(n.) Alt. of Apode

arid

arid
(a.) Exhausted of moisture; parched with heat; dry; barren.

auld

auld
(a.) Old; as, Auld Reekie (old smoky), i. e., Edinburgh.

avid

avid
(a.) Longing eagerly for; eager; greedy.

awed

awed
(imp. & p. p.) of Awe

axed

axed
terminate; "The NSF axed the research program and stopped funding it"
chop or split with an ax; "axe wood"

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.

bead

bead
(n.) A prayer.
(n.) A little perforated ball, to be strung on a thread, and worn for ornament; or used in a rosary for counting prayers, as by Roman Catholics and Mohammedans, whence the phrases to tell beads, to at one's beads, to bid beads, etc., meaning, to be at prayer.
(n.) Any small globular body
(n.) A bubble in spirits.
(n.) A drop of sweat or other liquid.
(n.) A small knob of metal on a firearm, used for taking aim (whence the expression to draw a bead, for, to take aim).
(n.) A small molding of rounded surface, the section being usually an arc of a circle. It may be continuous, or broken into short embossments.
(n.) A glassy drop of molten flux, as borax or microcosmic salt, used as a solvent and color test for several mineral earths and oxides, as of iron, manganese, etc., before the blowpipe; as, the borax bead; the iron bead, etc.
(v. i.) To form beadlike bubbles.
(v. t.) To ornament with beads or beading.

bend

bend
(n.) A turn or deflection from a straight line or from the proper direction or normal position; a curve; a crook; as, a slight bend of the body; a bend in a road.
(n.) Turn; purpose; inclination; ends.
(n.) A knot by which one rope is fastened to another or to an anchor, spar, or post.
(n.) The best quality of sole leather; a butt. See Butt.
(n.) Hard, indurated clay; bind.
(n.) same as caisson disease. Usually referred to as the bends.
(n.) A band.
(n.) One of the honorable ordinaries, containing a third or a fifth part of the field. It crosses the field diagonally from the dexter chief to the sinister base.
(v. i.) To be moved or strained out of a straight line; to crook or be curving; to bow.
(v. i.) To jut over; to overhang.
(v. i.) To be inclined; to be directed.
(v. i.) To bow in prayer, or in token of submission.
(v. t.) To strain or move out of a straight line; to crook by straining; to make crooked; to curve; to make ready for use by drawing into a curve; as, to bend a bow; to bend the knee.
(v. t.) To turn toward some certain point; to direct; to incline.
(v. t.) To apply closely or with interest; to direct.
(v. t.) To cause to yield; to render submissive; to subdue.
(v. t.) To fasten, as one rope to another, or as a sail to its yard or stay; or as a cable to the ring of an anchor.

bind

bind
(n.) That which binds or ties.
(n.) Any twining or climbing plant or stem, esp. a hop vine; a bine.
(n.) Indurated clay, when much mixed with the oxide of iron.
(n.) A ligature or tie for grouping notes.
(v. i.) To tie; to confine by any ligature.
(v. i.) To contract; to grow hard or stiff; to cohere or stick together in a mass; as, clay binds by heat.
(v. i.) To be restrained from motion, or from customary or natural action, as by friction.
(v. i.) To exert a binding or restraining influence.
(v. t.) To tie, or confine with a cord, band, ligature, chain, etc.; to fetter; to make fast; as, to bind grain in bundles; to bind a prisoner.
(v. t.) To confine, restrain, or hold by physical force or influence of any kind; as, attraction binds the planets to the sun; frost binds the earth, or the streams.
(v. t.) To cover, as with a bandage; to bandage or dress; -- sometimes with up; as, to bind up a wound.
(v. t.) To make fast ( a thing) about or upon something, as by tying; to encircle with something; as, to bind a belt about one; to bind a compress upon a part.
(v. t.) To prevent or restrain from customary or natural action; as, certain drugs bind the bowels.
(v. t.) To protect or strengthen by a band or binding, as the edge of a carpet or garment.
(v. t.) To sew or fasten together, and inclose in a cover; as, to bind a book.
(v. t.) Fig.: To oblige, restrain, or hold, by authority, law, duty, promise, vow, affection, or other moral tie; as, to bind the conscience; to bind by kindness; bound by affection; commerce binds nations to each other.
(v. t.) To bring (any one) under definite legal obligations; esp. under the obligation of a bond or covenant.
(v. t.) To place under legal obligation to serve; to indenture; as, to bind an apprentice; -- sometimes with out; as, bound out to service.

bird

bird
(n.) Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2).
(n.) A warm-blooded, feathered vertebrate provided with wings. See Aves.
(n.) Specifically, among sportsmen, a game bird.
(n.) Fig.: A girl; a maiden.
(v. i.) To catch or shoot birds.
(v. i.) Hence: To seek for game or plunder; to thieve.

bled

bled
imp. & p. p. of Bleed.
(imp. & p. p.) of Bleed
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