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Room for freedom of action
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  1. Room for freedom of action
  2. The leeward drift of a ship or aircraft from the course being steered
  3. (Informal) Margin of time, money, etc.
One's personal fate or lot:
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  1. One's personal fate or lot:
  2. The chance happening of events with respect to how they affect someone; fortune; fate
  3. Good fortune or prosperity; success:
Something given as a token of love, affection, or remembrance.
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  1. Something given as a token of love, affection, or remembrance.
  2. Friendly or favorable regard; approval or support:
  3. Friendly or kind regard; good will; approval; liking
(Chiefly philately) Something mailed by a seller to a collector to match his stated interests; he can approve of or return the item.
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  1. (Chiefly philately) Something mailed by a seller to a collector to match his stated interests; he can approve of or return the item.
  2. An expression of favorable acceptance and encouragement; a compliment that also condones.
  3. An expression granting permission; an indication of agreement with a proposal; an acknowledgement that a person, thing, or event meets requirements.
The act of helping or a thing that helps; aid; assistance
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  1. The act of helping or a thing that helps; aid; assistance
  2. Such employees considered as a group. Often used with the.
  3. (--- Archaic) A person employed to help, especially a farm worker or domestic servant.
A helpful device
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  1. A helpful device
  2. Something, such as a device, that provides improvement:
  3. Something that provides help, support, or relief, such as money or supplies:
Authoritative permission or approval that makes a course of action valid.
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  1. Authoritative permission or approval that makes a course of action valid.
  2. Something, as a moral principle or influence, that makes a rule of conduct, a law, etc. binding
  3. An approval, by an authority, generally one that makes something valid.
A good, valuable, or useful part or aspect.
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  1. A good, valuable, or useful part or aspect.
  2. (Slang) Incriminating information or evidence:
  3. Welfare; benefit:
The support or encouragement of a patron, as for an institution or cause.
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  1. The support or encouragement of a patron, as for an institution or cause.
  2. Support or encouragement proffered in a condescending manner:
  3. The giving of protection or support; sponsorship; all of the clients or customers of a business; clientele; political favors, such as appointing to governmental positions in exchange for political support. The giving of protection or support; sponsorship; all of the clients or customers of a business; clientele; political favors, such as appointing to governmental positions in exchange for political support.
The provision of money or the necessities of life:
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  1. The provision of money or the necessities of life:
  2. Something which supports. Often used attributively, as a complement or supplement to.
  3. Help or advice offered to those encountering difficulties with a product or service.
The right, power, or opportunity of prior choice or claim
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  1. The right, power, or opportunity of prior choice or claim
  2. The selecting of someone or something over another or others:
  3. The right or chance to make a choice:
An alternative:
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  1. An alternative:
  2. One that is chosen:
  3. The power, right, or liberty to choose; option:
An equalizing advantage given or received in betting, based on a given bettor's assumed chance of winning and expressed as a ratio
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  1. An equalizing advantage given or received in betting, based on a given bettor's assumed chance of winning and expressed as a ratio
  2. The ratio of the probabilities of an event happening to that of it not happening.
  3. The likelihood of the occurrence of one thing rather than the occurrence of another thing, as in a contest:
A device, as a condom, used to prevent conception or the spread of sexually transmitted diseases
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  1. A device, as a condom, used to prevent conception or the spread of sexually transmitted diseases
  2. One that protects:
  3. Something that lowers the risk of pregnancy or infection, especially the use of a condom.
A typical button for video games, originally used to start a game, now also often to pause or choose an option.
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  1. A typical button for video games, originally used to start a game, now also often to pause or choose an option.
  2. A position of advantage over others, as in a race or an endeavor; a lead:
  3. A result of an initial effort:
A bond or force that attaches or restrains, or by which something is affected or dominated:
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  1. A bond or force that attaches or restrains, or by which something is affected or dominated:
  2. Something that may be grasped or gripped, as for support.
  3. Full understanding:
(Slang) Any advantage held in reserve until needed
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  1. (Slang) Any advantage held in reserve until needed
  2. (Stud Poker) An ace dealt and kept face down until the deal is over
A point of view or attitude on a certain question:
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  1. A point of view or attitude on a certain question:
  2. The arrangement of body parts; posture:
  3. A situation as it relates to the surrounding circumstances:
(Figuratively) A boost, a sudden improvement; an advantage
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  1. (Figuratively) A boost, a sudden improvement; an advantage
  2. (Literally) the act of assisting another's progress over a wall or other obstacle by forming a step for one of their feet with one's hands
  3. (Figuratively) assistance, help given to get started or overcome a problem or obstacle
A position of control or advantage.
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  1. A position of control or advantage.
Generally, the use of borrowed money to engage in transactions with a high rate of return that will allow repayment of the loan.
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  1. Generally, the use of borrowed money to engage in transactions with a high rate of return that will allow repayment of the loan.
  2. (Finance) Use of borrowed funds to improve one's ability to speculate
  3. (Finance) The use of borrowed funds with a contractually determined return to increase the ability of a business to invest and earn an expected higher return, but usually at high risk.
The act or an instance of buying:
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  1. The act or an instance of buying:
  2. The acquiring of property in exchange for money or other valuable consideration. See also descent and distribution. The acquiring of property in exchange for money or other valuable consideration. See also descent and distribution.
  3. A hold or position that allows the application of power, as in moving something:
A superior or more favorable situation or opportunity; gain; profit; advantage.
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  1. A superior or more favorable situation or opportunity; gain; profit; advantage.
  2. A position, condition, or opportunity that is likely to provide superiority or an advantage.
  3. A place or position affording a good view; a vantage point.
Any particular area of reference, discussion, work, etc.; topic; subject
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  1. Any particular area of reference, discussion, work, etc.; topic; subject
  2. A connection between an electrical conductor and the Earth. Grounds are used to establish a common zero-voltage reference for electric devices in order to prevent potentially dangerous voltages from arising between them and other objects.
  3. Particles of ground coffee beans for use in making coffee for drinking.
A difficult, continuous effort, as in climbing
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  1. A difficult, continuous effort, as in climbing
  2. (Slang) A means of gaining special advantage; influence:
  3. Something, such as a knob on a drawer, that is used for pulling.
The verge or brink, as of a condition
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  1. The verge or brink, as of a condition
  2. A slight but noticeable sharpness, harshness, or discomforting quality:
  3. Keenness, as of desire or enjoyment; zest:
The hand in which a driver holds a whip
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  1. The hand in which a driver holds a whip
  2. The position of advantage or control
A sheer incline, such as the face of a cliff:
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  1. A sheer incline, such as the face of a cliff:
  2. A thing like a drop in shape or size, as a pendent earring or a small piece of candy
  3. Anything that drops or is used for dropping or covering something, as a drop curtain or piece of theater scenery, a drop hammer, or a trapdoor
(Informal) An initial competitive advantage; a head start:
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  1. (Informal) An initial competitive advantage; a head start:
  2. A step or level:
  3. A condition of nervousness. Often used with the.
A dominating, or being dominant; control; authority
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  1. A dominating, or being dominant; control; authority
  2. The condition or fact of being dominant.
  3. Being in a position of power, authority or ascendancy over others.
An instance of this
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  1. An instance of this
  2. The state of being superior
  3. The state or quality of being superior, or higher, greater, better, etc.
When used with a designation for a particular group, the assertion that the group in question is superior to or should rule over others.
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  1. When used with a designation for a particular group, the assertion that the group in question is superior to or should rule over others.
  2. Supreme power or authority.
  3. Power over all others.
A soft, ductile, heavy, bluish-gray metallic element that is extracted chiefly from galena. It is very durable and resistant to corrosion and is a poor conductor of electricity. Lead is used to make radiation shielding and containers for corrosive substances. It was once commonly used in pipes, solder, roofing, paint, and antiknock compounds in gasoline, but its use in these products has been curtailed because of its toxicity. Atomic number 82; atomic weight 207.2; melting point 327.5°C; boiling point 1,744°C; specific gravity 11.35; valence 2, 4.
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  1. A soft, ductile, heavy, bluish-gray metallic element that is extracted chiefly from galena. It is very durable and resistant to corrosion and is a poor conductor of electricity. Lead is used to make radiation shielding and containers for corrosive substances. It was once commonly used in pipes, solder, roofing, paint, and antiknock compounds in gasoline, but its use in these products has been curtailed because of its toxicity. Atomic number 82; atomic weight 207.2; melting point 327.5°C; boiling point 1,744°C; specific gravity 11.35; valence 2, 4.
  2. An example; a precedent:
  3. Information pointing toward a possible solution; a clue:
The ability of a person or group to produce effects indirectly by means of power based on wealth, high position, etc.
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  1. The ability of a person or group to produce effects indirectly by means of power based on wealth, high position, etc.
  2. A person who exerts such power:
  3. (Astrol.) The flowing of an ethereal fluid or power from the stars, affecting people's character and actions
A position that allows a clear and broad view, understanding, etc.
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  1. A position that allows a clear and broad view, understanding, etc.
  2. A position, condition, or opportunity that is likely to provide superiority or an advantage.
  3. A position, situation, etc. more advantageous than that of an opponent
A position of control or advantage.
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  1. A position of control or advantage.
The ability or capacity to act or do something effectively:
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  1. The ability or capacity to act or do something effectively:
  2. Physical strength or force exerted or capable of being exerted:
  3. The ability to control others; authority; sway; influence
The state of having much money or property; affluence
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  1. The state of having much money or property; affluence
  2. Any useful material thing capable of being bought, sold, or stocked for future disposition
  3. Goods and resources having value in terms of exchange or use:
The status of master or ruler; control:
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  1. The status of master or ruler; control:
  2. Masterly ability; expert skill or knowledge
  3. Full command of a subject of study:
An advantageous gain or return; benefit.
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  1. An advantageous gain or return; benefit.
  2. The amount of money received for goods and services minus the amount spent on same; excess revenue. See also profit à prendre. The amount of money received for goods and services minus the amount spent on same; excess revenue. See also profit à prendre.
  3. Financial gain from a transaction or from a period of investment or business activity, usually calculated as income in excess of costs or as the final value of an asset in excess of its initial value.
(Electronics) An increase in signal strength when transmitted from one point to another: often expressed in decibels
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  1. (Electronics) An increase in signal strength when transmitted from one point to another: often expressed in decibels
  2. An increase in wealth, earnings, etc.; profit; winnings
  3. The ratio of the output current, voltage, or power of an amplifier, receiver, etc. to the respective input
An accepted source of expert information or advice:
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  1. An accepted source of expert information or advice:
  2. The power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge.
  3. Power or influence resulting from knowledge, prestige, etc.
Reputation based on brilliance of achievement, character, etc.; renown
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  1. Reputation based on brilliance of achievement, character, etc.; renown
  2. The level of respect at which a person or thing is regarded by others; standing:
  3. The power to impress or influence, as because of success, wealth, etc.
The act of recognizing or condition of being recognized.
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  1. The act of recognizing or condition of being recognized.
  2. A recognizing or being recognized; acknowledgment; admission, as of a fact
  3. Acknowledgement that something was authorized to be done; the acknowledgement of someone’s or something’s rank or status, especially the diplomatic recognition of another country; a subjecting to income tax, under the federal income tax laws. See also realization. Acknowledgement that something was authorized to be done; the acknowledgement of someone’s or something’s rank or status, especially the diplomatic recognition of another country; a subjecting to income tax, under the federal income tax laws. See also realization.
A projection or protuberance from the surface of a body part, especially a bone.
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  1. A projection or protuberance from the surface of a body part, especially a bone.
  2. (--- Roman Catholic Church) Used with His or Your as a title and form of address for a cardinal.
  3. Superiority in rank, position, character, achievement, etc.; greatness; celebrity
(Ecclesiastical) The office, rank, or province of primate.
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  1. (Ecclesiastical) The office, rank, or province of primate.
  2. The rank, office, or authority of a primate
  3. The state of being first in time, order, rank, etc.
(Obs.) The act or fact of guarding, possessing, etc.
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  1. (Obs.) The act or fact of guarding, possessing, etc.
  2. A bond or force that attaches or restrains, or by which something is affected or dominated:
  3. A control or adjustor on a television that keeps the screen image in proper position:
Influence or control:
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  1. Influence or control:
  2. Influence, force, or control
  3. Sovereign power or authority; rule; dominion
A ceremonial order of rank or preference, especially as observed on formal occasions:
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  1. A ceremonial order of rank or preference, especially as observed on formal occasions:
  2. The state of preceding in importance or priority.
  3. An official or conventional ranking of dignitaries in order of importance
Superiority or decisive advantage; domination:
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  1. Superiority or decisive advantage; domination:
  2. A position in which one has control or power; supremacy; domination
The condition of being prevalent.
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  1. The condition of being prevalent.
  2. (Medicine) The total number of cases of a disease in a given population at a specific time.
(Slang) Incriminating information or evidence:
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  1. (Slang) Incriminating information or evidence:
  2. A good, valuable, or useful part or aspect.
  3. Goodness; virtue:
(Electronics) An increase in signal power, voltage, or current by an amplifier, expressed as the ratio of output to input.
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  1. (Electronics) An increase in signal power, voltage, or current by an amplifier, expressed as the ratio of output to input.
  2. The act of getting something; acquisition; accumulation
  3. (Electronics) An increase in signal strength when transmitted from one point to another: often expressed in decibels
A payment made by a government agency or insurance company to qualifying persons in time of need:
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  1. A payment made by a government agency or insurance company to qualifying persons in time of need:
  2. A favorable or beneficial circumstance, condition, or result
  3. Any public performance, bazaar, dance, etc. the proceeds of which are to help a certain person, group, or cause
The sum remaining after all costs, direct and indirect, are deducted from the income of a business, the selling price, etc.
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  1. The sum remaining after all costs, direct and indirect, are deducted from the income of a business, the selling price, etc.
  2. Financial gain from a transaction or from a period of investment or business activity, usually calculated as income in excess of costs or as the final value of an asset in excess of its initial value.
  3. The amount of money received for goods and services minus the amount spent on same; excess revenue. See also profit à prendre. The amount of money received for goods and services minus the amount spent on same; excess revenue. See also profit à prendre.
  1. Welfare work
  2. Financial or other aid provided, especially by the government, to people in need.
  3. Health, happiness, and good fortune; well-being:
(Obs.) Net proceeds; profits
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  1. (Obs.) Net proceeds; profits
  2. Effective use or help; advantage
A person or group of persons holding such a right, claim, or share:
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  1. A person or group of persons holding such a right, claim, or share:
  2. A personal connection or involvement which might be thought to compromise one's impartiality in carrying out one's official duties
  3. Compensation for making a loan, placing money on deposit, or other use of funds, expressed as a percentage of the principal, calculated and payable on a regular schedule.
(Uncountable) The quality of being fit or suitable to effect some desired end or the purpose intended; suitability for particular circumstance or situation.
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  1. (Uncountable) The quality of being fit or suitable to effect some desired end or the purpose intended; suitability for particular circumstance or situation.
  2. (Uncountable) Pursuit of the course of action that brings the desired effect even if it is unjust or unprincipled.
  3. The doing or consideration of what is of selfish use or advantage rather than of what is right or just; self-interest
The act of improving; advancement or growth; promotion in desirable qualities; progress toward what is better; melioration; as, the improvement of the mind, of land, roads, etc.
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  1. The act of improving; advancement or growth; promotion in desirable qualities; progress toward what is better; melioration; as, the improvement of the mind, of land, roads, etc.
  2. A change or addition to land or real property, as a sewer, fence, etc., that makes it more valuable or desirable
  3. The act of making profitable use or application of anything, or the state of being profitably employed; a turning to good account; practical application, as of a doctrine, principle, or theory, stated in a discourse.
A pipe or conduit for carrying something, especially water, back to its starting point.
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  1. A pipe or conduit for carrying something, especially water, back to its starting point.
  2. A report, list, or set of statistics, especially one that is formal or official.
  3. The act of bringing or sending something back to a previous place, condition, or owner:
Support, interest, side, etc.
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  1. Support, interest, side, etc.
  2. Advantage; favor; stead; benefit; interest; profit; support; defense; vindication.
A business relationship involving the management of money or the availability and use of credit.
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  1. A business relationship involving the management of money or the availability and use of credit.
  2. In the common law, a legal action to require a person to account for money or property. See also accounting.
  3. Profit or advantage:
Purpose or reason; motive; cause
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  1. Purpose or reason; motive; cause
  2. Personal benefit or interest; welfare:
  3. Advantage; good:
That quality of a person or thing that lends importance, value, merit, etc. and that is measurable by the esteem in which the person or thing is held
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  1. That quality of a person or thing that lends importance, value, merit, etc. and that is measurable by the esteem in which the person or thing is held
  2. The quality that renders something desirable, useful, or valuable:
  3. A quantity of something that may be purchased for a specified sum or by a specified means:
A condition of well-being, contentment, and security:
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  1. A condition of well-being, contentment, and security:
  2. Anything that makes life easy or comfortable
  3. Help; assistance:
A gratifying or being gratified
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  1. A gratifying or being gratified
  2. (Archaic) Reward or recompense for services or benefits
  3. Something that gratifies; cause for satisfaction
A suitable or agreeable time:
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  1. A suitable or agreeable time:
  2. Personal comfort or advantage:
  3. Anything that adds to one's comfort or saves work; useful, handy, or helpful device, article, service, etc.
The act of helping or a thing that helps; aid; assistance
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  1. The act of helping or a thing that helps; aid; assistance
  2. Such employees considered as a group. Often used with the.
  3. (--- Archaic) A person employed to help, especially a farm worker or domestic servant.
(Econ.) The power to satisfy the needs or wants of humanity
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  1. (Econ.) The power to satisfy the needs or wants of humanity
  2. (Comput.) A program designed to perform or facilitate a basic task, such as coordinating files or detecting viruses
  3. A business that forms an essential public service and that is often government regulated, such as a public-service utility, electric company, and so on.
The right to enjoy the benefits derived from ownership of property, both real and personal.
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  1. The right to enjoy the benefits derived from ownership of property, both real and personal.
  2. The quality that makes a thing useful or suitable for a given purpose; advantage; usefulness; worth; utility
  3. Gain or advantage; good:
A successful person
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  1. A successful person
  2. One that is successful:
  3. The achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted:
Payment for an office or employment; compensation.
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  1. Payment for an office or employment; compensation.
  2. A payment or other benefit received as a result of employment or of the holding of a public office. A payment or other benefit received as a result of employment or of the holding of a public office.
  3. Gain from employment or position; payment received for work; salary, wages, fees, etc.
(Figuratively) A sudden large benefit; especially an influx of money
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  1. (Figuratively) A sudden large benefit; especially an influx of money
  2. A fruit that has fallen from a tree naturally, as from wind
  3. A sudden, unexpected piece of good fortune or financial gain.
The fulfillment or gratification of a desire, need, or appetite:
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  1. The fulfillment or gratification of a desire, need, or appetite:
  2. Assurance beyond doubt or question; complete conviction:
  3. A giving of something in order to release oneself from, or to satisfy, some outstanding obligation, be it legal or moral. Satisfaction requires the giving of one thing for another and should be distinguished from performance, which requires only the promising to give something. Also, payment in full, done to fulfill a contractual obligation or debt. A giving of something in order to release oneself from, or to satisfy, some outstanding obligation, be it legal or moral. Satisfaction requires the giving of one thing for another and should be distinguished from performance, which requires only the promising to give something. Also, payment in full, done to fulfill a contractual obligation or debt.
A person or thing that consoles
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  1. A person or thing that consoles
  2. One that consoles; a comfort:
  3. (Sports) A second, smaller tournament or round of play for participants who have been eliminated before the final of a tournament, often to determine third and fourth place.
Something that gives pleasure:
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  1. Something that gives pleasure:
  2. (Law) The receipt of the benefits of a property, such as ownership or use.
  3. (Uncountable) The condition of enjoying anything.
A pleased feeling; enjoyment; delight; satisfaction
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  1. A pleased feeling; enjoyment; delight; satisfaction
  2. One's preference or wish:
  3. One's wish, will, or choice
A source of comfort or consolation.
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  1. A source of comfort or consolation.
  2. Something that eases or relieves; comfort; consolation; relief
  3. An easing of grief, loneliness, discomfort, etc.
A gift or favor generously bestowed.
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  1. A gift or favor generously bestowed.
  2. Something given freely; generous gift
  3. A benefit, premium, or reward offered or given, especially by a government, to cause a person to take some specific action.
Friendly or favorable regard; approval or support:
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  1. Friendly or favorable regard; approval or support:
  2. Something given as a token of love, affection, or remembrance.
  3. Friendly or kind regard; good will; approval; liking
A timely blessing or benefit:
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  1. A timely blessing or benefit:
  2. A benefit bestowed, especially one bestowed in response to a request.
  3. Welcome benefit; blessing
The body politic
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  1. The body politic
  2. A mark, line, or ridge raised on the skin, as by a blow; welt; wale
  3. The welfare of the community; the general good:
The act of declaring or bestowing favor; approval.
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  1. The act of declaring or bestowing favor; approval.
  2. Anything that gives happiness or prevents misfortune; special benefit or favor
  3. Good wishes or approval
A system or method of providing people with the use of something, as electric power, water, transportation, mail delivery, etc.
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  1. A system or method of providing people with the use of something, as electric power, water, transportation, mail delivery, etc.
  2. Work that is done for others as an occupation or business:
  3. The serving of food or the manner in which it is served:
Payment for work done.
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  1. Payment for work done.
  2. Something, such as money, given or received as payment or reparation, as for a service or loss.
  3. Payment for injury, loss, or otherwise depriving a person of something he or she is entitled to. See also damages.
The entire property owned by a person, especially a bankrupt, that can be used to settle debts.
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  1. The entire property owned by a person, especially a bankrupt, that can be used to settle debts.
  2. (Accounting) All the entries on a balance sheet showing the entire resources of a person or business, tangible and intangible, including accounts and notes receivable, cash, inventory, equipment, real estate, goodwill, etc.
  3. (--- Accounting) The entries on a balance sheet showing all properties, both tangible and intangible, and claims against others that may be applied to cover the liabilities of a person or business. Assets can include cash, stock, inventories, property rights, and goodwill.
Something worth striving for; a highly desirable possession.
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  1. Something worth striving for; a highly desirable possession.
  2. Something seized by force or taken as booty, especially an enemy ship and its cargo captured at sea during wartime.
  3. (Chiefly Southern US) Something used as a lever or for prying.
Rate per mile, as in allowing for travel expenses or in charging for the use of railroad freight cars
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  1. Rate per mile, as in allowing for travel expenses or in charging for the use of railroad freight cars
  2. (Informal) the amount of service that something has yielded or may yield in future
  3. The amount of service, use, or wear estimated by miles used or traveled:
(Sometimes considered offensive) The disadvantage itself, in particular physical or mental disadvantages of people.
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  1. (Sometimes considered offensive) The disadvantage itself, in particular physical or mental disadvantages of people.
  2. Something that hampers a person; disadvantage; hindrance
  3. An allowance of a certain amount of time or distance in starting, granted in a race (other contest of skill) to the competitor possessing disadvantages; or an additional weight or other hindrance imposed upon the one possessing advantages, in order to equalize, as much as possible, the chances of success.
(Idiomatic) A factor conducive to superiority and success.
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  1. (Idiomatic) A factor conducive to superiority and success.
  2. (Idiomatic) An advantage consisting in starting a competition or task earlier than might be expected; given (taken), for example, prior to the beginning of a race.
  3. (Sports) A start before other contestants in a race.
An equalizing advantage given or received in betting, based on a given bettor's assumed chance of winning and expressed as a ratio
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  1. An equalizing advantage given or received in betting, based on a given bettor's assumed chance of winning and expressed as a ratio
  2. The ratio of the probabilities of an event happening to that of it not happening.
  3. The likelihood of the occurrence of one thing rather than the occurrence of another thing, as in a contest:
A signal to begin a race.
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  1. A signal to begin a race.
  2. A position of advantage over others, as in a race or an endeavor; a lead:
  3. An instance of beginning a race:
A position, situation, etc. more advantageous than that of an opponent
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  1. A position, situation, etc. more advantageous than that of an opponent
  2. A position, condition, or opportunity that is likely to provide superiority or an advantage.
  3. A place or position affording a good view; a vantage point.
(Obs.) Net proceeds; profits
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  1. (Obs.) Net proceeds; profits
  2. Effective use or help; advantage
That which is helpful; advantage; financial assistance; gain; privilege; profit. That which is helpful; advantage; financial assistance; gain; privilege; profit.
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  1. That which is helpful; advantage; financial assistance; gain; privilege; profit. That which is helpful; advantage; financial assistance; gain; privilege; profit.
  2. Any public performance, bazaar, dance, etc. the proceeds of which are to help a certain person, group, or cause
  3. Fringe benefit
Approbation; approval:
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  1. Approbation; approval:
  2. The act of declaring or bestowing favor; approval.
  3. Anything that gives happiness or prevents misfortune; special benefit or favor
(Archaic) A request or the favor requested
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  1. (Archaic) A request or the favor requested
  2. A timely blessing or benefit:
  3. Welcome benefit; blessing
Unfair partiality; favoritism:
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  1. Unfair partiality; favoritism:
  2. A small decorative gift given to each guest at a party.
  3. Friendly or favorable regard; approval or support:
An increase; addition
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  1. An increase; addition
  2. (Electronics) An increase in signal power, voltage, or current by an amplifier, expressed as the ratio of output to input.
  3. An increase in amount or degree:
The amount of money received for goods and services minus the amount spent on same; excess revenue. See also profit à prendre. The amount of money received for goods and services minus the amount spent on same; excess revenue. See also profit à prendre.
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  1. The amount of money received for goods and services minus the amount spent on same; excess revenue. See also profit à prendre. The amount of money received for goods and services minus the amount spent on same; excess revenue. See also profit à prendre.
  2. Financial gain from a transaction or from a period of investment or business activity, usually calculated as income in excess of costs or as the final value of an asset in excess of its initial value.
  3. An advantageous gain or return; benefit.
Help; aid:
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  1. Help; aid:
  2. A payment made by a government agency or insurance company to qualifying persons in time of need:
  3. A favorable or beneficial circumstance, condition, or result
(Slang) Incriminating information or evidence:
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  1. (Slang) Incriminating information or evidence:
  2. A good, valuable, or useful part or aspect.
  3. Welfare; benefit:
Compensation for making a loan, placing money on deposit, or other use of funds, expressed as a percentage of the principal, calculated and payable on a regular schedule.
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  1. Compensation for making a loan, placing money on deposit, or other use of funds, expressed as a percentage of the principal, calculated and payable on a regular schedule.
  2. A person or group of persons holding such a right, claim, or share:
  3. Regard for one's own benefit or advantage; self-interest:
The sum remaining after all costs, direct and indirect, are deducted from the income of a business, the selling price, etc.
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  1. The sum remaining after all costs, direct and indirect, are deducted from the income of a business, the selling price, etc.
  2. Financial gain from a transaction or from a period of investment or business activity, usually calculated as income in excess of costs or as the final value of an asset in excess of its initial value.
  3. The amount of money received for goods and services minus the amount spent on same; excess revenue. See also profit à prendre. The amount of money received for goods and services minus the amount spent on same; excess revenue. See also profit à prendre.
A record of the financial transactions relating to a specific person, property, business, etc.
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  1. A record of the financial transactions relating to a specific person, property, business, etc.
  2. In the common law, a legal action to require a person to account for money or property. See also accounting.
  3. A business relationship involving the management of money or the availability and use of credit.
(Obs.) Net proceeds; profits
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  1. (Obs.) Net proceeds; profits
  2. Use, benefit, or advantage:
Something that promotes or enhances well-being; an advantage:
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  1. Something that promotes or enhances well-being; an advantage:
  2. A payment made by a government agency or insurance company to qualifying persons in time of need:
  3. Any public performance, bazaar, dance, etc. the proceeds of which are to help a certain person, group, or cause
The sum remaining after all costs, direct and indirect, are deducted from the income of a business, the selling price, etc.
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  1. The sum remaining after all costs, direct and indirect, are deducted from the income of a business, the selling price, etc.
  2. Financial gain from a transaction or from a period of investment or business activity, usually calculated as income in excess of costs or as the final value of an asset in excess of its initial value.
  3. The amount of money received for goods and services minus the amount spent on same; excess revenue. See also profit à prendre. The amount of money received for goods and services minus the amount spent on same; excess revenue. See also profit à prendre.
The act of using or the state of being used
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  1. The act of using or the state of being used
  2. The quality that makes a thing useful or suitable for a given purpose; advantage; usefulness; worth; utility
  3. A habitual practice, such as drug use.
The quality of being useful, to which extent something is useful
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  1. The quality of being useful, to which extent something is useful
The ability to form some function.
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  1. The ability to form some function.
  2. A business that forms an essential public service and that is often government regulated, such as a public-service utility, electric company, and so on.
  3. (Comput.) A program designed to perform or facilitate a basic task, such as coordinating files or detecting viruses
The thing, condition, circumstance, action, etc. that is more excellent, more suitable, etc.
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  1. The thing, condition, circumstance, action, etc. that is more excellent, more suitable, etc.
  2. A superior, as in standing, competence, or intelligence:
  3. Advantage
(Informal) Advantage or margin of advantage
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  1. (Informal) Advantage or margin of advantage
  2. A sudden, usually temporary increase in number or quantity:
  3. (Informal) A sudden increase in size, value, etc.
A special advantage; an edge:
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  1. A special advantage; an edge:
  2. Something drawn, especially a lot, card, or cards drawn at random.
  3. (Football) A play in which the quarterback moves back to pass and then quickly gives the ball to a running back or quickly reverses direction and runs with the ball
A sheer incline, such as the face of a cliff:
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  1. A sheer incline, such as the face of a cliff:
  2. Anything that drops or is used for dropping or covering something, as a drop curtain or piece of theater scenery, a drop hammer, or a trapdoor
  3. A thing like a drop in shape or size, as a pendent earring or a small piece of candy
A slight but noticeable sharpness, harshness, or discomforting quality:
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  1. A slight but noticeable sharpness, harshness, or discomforting quality:
  2. The line or area farthest away from the middle:
  3. Keenness, as of desire or enjoyment; zest:
An instance of this
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  1. An instance of this
  2. The state of being superior
  3. The state or quality of being superior, or higher, greater, better, etc.
A position of control or advantage.
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  1. A position of control or advantage.
A superior or more favorable situation or opportunity; gain; profit; advantage.
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  1. A superior or more favorable situation or opportunity; gain; profit; advantage.
  2. A position, condition, or opportunity that is likely to provide superiority or an advantage.
  3. A place or position affording a good view; a vantage point.
(Informal) An advantageous position, as in a competition.
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  1. (Informal) An advantageous position, as in a competition.
  2. (Sports, chiefly racing) The lane or track nearest to the interior.
  3. The inner, shorter way around an oval racetrack
(Bridge) jump bid
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  1. (Bridge) jump bid
  2. (Informal) An initial competitive advantage; a head start:
  3. A step or level:
To be of use or advantage to; help:
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  1. To be of use or advantage to; help:
  2. To be of use, value, or advantage; serve:
To receive advantage; profit
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  1. To receive advantage; profit
  2. To derive benefit:
  3. To be helpful or useful to.
To make a gain or profit.
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  1. To make a gain or profit.
  2. To be beneficial to:
  3. To reap an advantage, financial or otherwise; benefit
To act in a particular capacity:
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  1. To act in a particular capacity:
  2. To prepare and offer (food, for example):
  3. To wait on tables:
To disable (a vehicle) by attaching a Denver boot.
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  1. To disable (a vehicle) by attaching a Denver boot.
  2. To be of help or advantage; avail.
  3. (Comput.) To start (a computer) and prepare for use by loading automatically (the operating system) into memory, as from a disk
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