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A loud utterance of an emotion, such as fear, anger, or despair.
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  1. A loud utterance of an emotion, such as fear, anger, or despair.
  2. A loud vocal sound expressing pain, anger, fright, joy, etc.
  3. A rallying call or signal:
The act of asking, or expressing a desire, for something; solicitation or petition
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  1. The act of asking, or expressing a desire, for something; solicitation or petition
  2. The state of being asked for or wanted; demand
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  1. A shout.
  2. A loud outcry or shout; shriek; scream
  3. A loud cry; a shout.
A hooting cry, as of a bird.
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  1. A hooting cry, as of a bird.
  2. A shrill and prolonged cry, as of excitement, exultation, ferocity, etc.
  3. A loud cry of exultation or excitement.
Precipitation in the form of rounded pellets of ice and hard snow that usually falls during thunderstorms. Hail forms when raindrops are blown up and down within a cloud, passing repeatedly through layers of warm and freezing air and collecting layers of ice until they are too heavy for the winds to keep them from falling.
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  1. Precipitation in the form of rounded pellets of ice and hard snow that usually falls during thunderstorms. Hail forms when raindrops are blown up and down within a cloud, passing repeatedly through layers of warm and freezing air and collecting layers of ice until they are too heavy for the winds to keep them from falling.
  2. A falling, showering, etc. of hail, or in the manner of hail
  3. Something that falls with the force and quantity of a shower of ice and hard snow:
Popular report; rumor; rallying call or battle cry; watchword
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  1. Popular report; rumor; rallying call or battle cry; watchword
  2. A loud vocal sound expressing pain, anger, fright, joy, etc.
  3. A slogan, especially a political one.
A piece of music sung or composed for singing
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  1. A piece of music sung or composed for singing
  2. A distinctive or characteristic sound made by an animal, such as a bird or an insect.
  3. The act or art of singing:
The characteristic vocal sound made by a songbird or other animal:
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  1. The characteristic vocal sound made by a songbird or other animal:
  2. (Obsolete) A song, melody, or tune.
  3. A promissory note.
A shrill, often frantic cry.
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  1. A shrill, often frantic cry.
  2. A loud, piercing cry or sound
(Nautical) A line used for securing something temporarily:
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  1. (Nautical) A line used for securing something temporarily:
  2. A place at which someone or something stops:
  3. The act of stopping or the condition of being stopped:
The act of someone or something that visits.
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  1. The act of someone or something that visits.
The sound, image, or message transmitted or received by means of telecommunications.
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  1. The sound, image, or message transmitted or received by means of telecommunications.
  2. (Football) Code words, numbers, etc. called out, esp. by the quarterback, to indicate which play or defense to use next
  3. A sign or event fixed or understood as the occasion for prearranged combined action
Ability to control or use; mastery:
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  1. Ability to control or use; mastery:
  2. The post where the person in command is stationed
  3. The authority to command:
A written notice for a person to appear before a court under penalty of having a judgment entered against that person for failing to appear; a written notice to a person to appear for jury duty; a written notice to appear in court to testify as a witness in a case. Synonymous with subpoena. A written notice for a person to appear before a court under penalty of having a judgment entered against that person for failing to appear; a written notice to a person to appear for jury duty; a written notice to appear in court to testify as a witness in a case. Synonymous with subpoena.
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  1. A written notice for a person to appear before a court under penalty of having a judgment entered against that person for failing to appear; a written notice to a person to appear for jury duty; a written notice to appear in court to testify as a witness in a case. Synonymous with subpoena. A written notice for a person to appear before a court under penalty of having a judgment entered against that person for failing to appear; a written notice to a person to appear for jury duty; a written notice to appear in court to testify as a witness in a case. Synonymous with subpoena.
  2. An order or command to come, attend, appear, or perform some action
  3. A call, command, knock, or other signal that summons
The time indicated by the striking of this instrument, divided into half hours.
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  1. The time indicated by the striking of this instrument, divided into half hours.
  2. A Scottish and northern English surname for a bell ringer, bellmaker, or from someone who lived "at the Bell (inn)"
  3. A male given name occasionally transferred from the surname.
A common view or general report.
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  1. A common view or general report.
  2. Popular report; rumor; rallying call or battle cry; watchword
  3. A rallying call or signal:
(Idiomatic) By extension, a strong motto or purpose statement, especially in regards to winning a goal in sports, games or work.
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  1. (Idiomatic) By extension, a strong motto or purpose statement, especially in regards to winning a goal in sports, games or work.
  2. A cry or slogan used to encourage those in a battle, struggle, contest, etc.
  3. (Military) An exclamation troops yell out when going to war or battle.
A signal to get up out of bed.
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  1. A signal to get up out of bed.
  2. This bugle call or its equivalent.
  3. A signal on a bugle, drum, etc. at some fixed time early in the morning to waken soldiers or sailors or call them to first assembly
A particular song played at the end of the day, and at military funerals.
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  1. A particular song played at the end of the day, and at military funerals.
  2. Plural form of tap
  3. A bugle call to put out lights in retiring for the night, as in an army camp: also sounded at a military funeral
  1. Sacring-bell
  2. A small bell or set of bells rung at certain parts of the Mass (as at the Sanctus or after the consecration)
A prayer said at morning, noon, and evening in commemoration of the Incarnation
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  1. A prayer said at morning, noon, and evening in commemoration of the Incarnation
  2. The bell rung to announce the time for this prayer
  3. A bell rung as a call to recite this prayer.
A command or request
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  1. A command or request
  2. Bids considered as a group, as at an auction or in card games:
  3. A request to appear; a summons.
A request or petition intended to obtain something; criminally urging, advising, or ordering someone to commit a crime; offering to pay for sex or requesting money in exchange for sex; an attempt to increase the number of one’s actual or potential clientele. A request or petition intended to obtain something; criminally urging, advising, or ordering someone to commit a crime; offering to pay for sex or requesting money in exchange for sex; an attempt to increase the number of one’s actual or potential clientele.
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  1. A request or petition intended to obtain something; criminally urging, advising, or ordering someone to commit a crime; offering to pay for sex or requesting money in exchange for sex; an attempt to increase the number of one’s actual or potential clientele. A request or petition intended to obtain something; criminally urging, advising, or ordering someone to commit a crime; offering to pay for sex or requesting money in exchange for sex; an attempt to increase the number of one’s actual or potential clientele.
A plan, action, etc. proposed
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  1. A plan, action, etc. proposed
  2. An offer of marriage
  3. (Law) The offer by a party of what he has in view as to an intended business transaction, which, with acceptance, constitutes a contract.
(Austral., N.Z., Informal) To treat (someone) to (a round of drinks, etc.)
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  1. (Austral., N.Z., Informal) To treat (someone) to (a round of drinks, etc.)
  2. To say with or utter a shout.
  3. To utter a shout; cry out loudly
To cry out suddenly or vehemently, as from surprise or emotion:
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  1. To cry out suddenly or vehemently, as from surprise or emotion:
  2. To express or utter (something) suddenly or vehemently:
  3. To cry out; speak or say suddenly and vehemently, as in surprise, anger, etc.
To give a name to:
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  1. To give a name to:
  2. To identify by the right name
  3. To designate, mention, or refer to by name
To express in a monetary unit.
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  1. To express in a monetary unit.
  2. To issue or express in terms of a given monetary unit:
  3. To name; to designate.
To point out; mark out; indicate; specify
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  1. To point out; mark out; indicate; specify
  2. To select and set aside for a duty, office, or purpose:
  3. To refer to by a distinguishing name, title, etc.; name
To designate; call.
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  1. To designate; call.
  2. Each of the quantities or expressions that form the parts of a ratio or the numerator and denominator of a fraction.
  3. To call by a term; name
(Now Chiefly Brit.) To pick up; fetch
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  1. (Now Chiefly Brit.) To pick up; fetch
  2. To bring together in a group or mass; gather:
  3. To call for and obtain payment of:
To meet together; assemble, esp. for a common purpose
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  1. To meet together; assemble, esp. for a common purpose
  2. To cause (a meeting, etc.) to take place, as by calling its participants
  3. To cause to come together formally; convoke:
To gather into a group; collect
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  1. To gather into a group; collect
  2. To fit or put together the parts of (a machine, etc.)
  3. To bring or call together into a group or whole:
To cause to assemble in a meeting; convene.
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  1. To cause to assemble in a meeting; convene.
  2. To call together for a meeting; summon to assemble; convene
To assemble or gather:
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  1. To assemble or gather:
  2. To gather together and display; collect; summon
  3. To cause to come together; gather:
To reassemble and restore to order:
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  1. To reassemble and restore to order:
  2. To gather together (retreating troops) so as to bring back into a state of order
  3. To come together for a common purpose, esp. to assist or support a cause, person, etc.
To cause one to think of (something); evoke. Often used with up:
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  1. To cause one to think of (something); evoke. Often used with up:
  2. To request to appear; send for:
  3. To order to come or appear; call for or send for with authority or urgency
To express a wish or desire for; ask for, esp. in a polite or formal way
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  1. To express a wish or desire for; ask for, esp. in a polite or formal way
  2. To express a desire for, especially politely; ask for. Often used with an infinitive or clause:
  3. To ask (a person) to do something
To expect or demand:
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  1. To expect or demand:
  2. To make a request for. Often used with an infinitive or clause:
  3. To seek an answer to:
To seem enticing (to); attract; lure
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  1. To seem enticing (to); attract; lure
  2. (Intransitive) To wave and/or to nod to somebody with the intention to make the person come closer.
  3. To call or summon by a silent gesture
To record as a debt against a person's name or account
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  1. To record as a debt against a person's name or account
  2. To excite; rouse:
  3. To direct or put (a weapon) into position for use; level or direct.
To put or keep in order; organize; arrange
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  1. To put or keep in order; organize; arrange
  2. To give an order or orders; request that something be done or supplied.
  3. To request to be supplied with:
To ask for earnestly; petition for:
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  1. To ask for earnestly; petition for:
  2. (Archaic) To deal with; treat.
  3. (Obs.) To speak or write (of)
To make an estimate or conjecture:
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  1. To make an estimate or conjecture:
  2. To form a judgment or estimate of (something) without actual knowledge or enough facts for certainty; conjecture; surmise
  3. To suppose; think:
To impart (information or news, for example) by telephone.
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  1. To impart (information or news, for example) by telephone.
  2. To telephone.
  3. To dial (a specific number):
To select e.g. to a sports squad.
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  1. To select e.g. to a sports squad.
  2. To retrieve from personal or computer memory.
  3. (Idiomatic) To call on the telephone.
To cause (a bell, etc.) to ring
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  1. To cause (a bell, etc.) to ring
  2. To sound a bell in order to summon someone:
  3. (Games) To toss a ring over (a peg), as in horseshoes.
To be capable of being stirred:
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  1. To be capable of being stirred:
  2. To stir or mix a liquid or mixture:
  3. To move, shake, agitate, etc., esp. slightly
To cause (someone) to become aware; alert or enlighten:
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  1. To cause (someone) to become aware; alert or enlighten:
  2. (Intransitive) To stop sleeping.
  3. To become aware of something:
To scatter or strew by jerky movements:
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  1. To scatter or strew by jerky movements:
  2. To shake hands:
  3. To remove or dislodge by jerky movements:
To say or tell
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  1. To say or tell
  2. To declare publicly; give notice of formally; proclaim
  3. To proclaim the presence or arrival of:
To announce officially and publicly; declare:
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  1. To announce officially and publicly; declare:
  2. To show to be
  3. To announce officially; announce to be
To say or declare officially, solemnly, or with ceremony
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  1. To say or declare officially, solemnly, or with ceremony
  2. To say clearly, correctly, or in a given manner:
  3. To declare officially or formally:
(Idiomatic, in a classroom) To select (a student).
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  1. (Idiomatic, in a classroom) To select (a student).
  2. (Idiomatic) To correct; to point out an error or untruth.
  3. (Idiomatic) To visit (a person); to pay a call to.
To weep and wail loudly
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  1. To weep and wail loudly
  2. To utter in a loud, vehement voice.
  3. To cry out loudly and vehemently; shout.
To roar with a powerful, reverberating sound, as a bull does
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  1. To roar with a powerful, reverberating sound, as a bull does
  2. To utter in a loud, powerful voice.
  3. To cry out loudly, as in anger or pain
To blow in loud, violent gusts, as the wind during a storm.
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  1. To blow in loud, violent gusts, as the wind during a storm.
  2. To speak in a loudly arrogant or bullying manner.
  3. To say noisily and aggressively
To make a clamor; cry out, demand, or complain noisily
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  1. To make a clamor; cry out, demand, or complain noisily
  2. To influence or force by clamoring:
  3. To express with, or bring about by, clamor
To shed tears, especially as a result of strong emotion such as grief, sorrow, pain, or joy.
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  1. To shed tears, especially as a result of strong emotion such as grief, sorrow, pain, or joy.
  2. To utter loudly; shout; exclaim
  3. (Archaic) To beg for; implore:
To call or shout to; to hail.
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  1. To call or shout to; to hail.
  2. To shout or yell (something).
  3. To shout halloo.
(Informal) To complain.
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  1. (Informal) To complain.
  2. To shout out (words or phrases).
  3. To yell or shout.
To move while making a loud noise:
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  1. To move while making a loud noise:
  2. To talk or laugh loudly and boisterously
  3. To laugh loudly or excitedly.
(Austral., N.Z., Informal) To treat (someone) to (a round of drinks, etc.)
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  1. (Austral., N.Z., Informal) To treat (someone) to (a round of drinks, etc.)
  2. To say with or utter a shout.
  3. To utter a shout; cry out loudly
To utter or shout loudly or vehemently; bawl; clamor
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  1. To utter or shout loudly or vehemently; bawl; clamor
  2. To utter (something) or cry out loudly and vehemently, especially in protest.
To chase, call, urge on, or drive with a whoop:
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  1. To chase, call, urge on, or drive with a whoop:
  2. To drive, urge on, chase, bring about, etc. with whoops
  3. To utter a hooting cry.
(Intransitive) to talk loudly and coarsely
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  1. (Intransitive) to talk loudly and coarsely
  2. To utter a loud, harsh call or cry
  3. To utter a sharp cry; yelp.
To utter or express with a loud cry.
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  1. To utter or express with a loud cry.
  2. To cry out loudly, as in pain, fright, surprise, or enthusiasm.
  3. To cry out loudly; shriek; scream
To cause (a meeting, etc.) to take place, as by calling its participants
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  1. To cause (a meeting, etc.) to take place, as by calling its participants
  2. To cause to come together formally; convoke:
  3. To summon to appear, as before a tribunal.
To call together for a meeting; summon to assemble; convene
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  1. To call together for a meeting; summon to assemble; convene
  2. To cause to assemble in a meeting; convene.
To bring into existence or readiness; summon up:
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  1. To bring into existence or readiness; summon up:
  2. To put through a roll call
  3. To cause to come together; gather:
To send away for, to request a delivery of.
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  1. To send away for, to request a delivery of.
  2. To order or summon (a person) to one's presence.
To call together; convene:
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  1. To call together; convene:
  2. To order to come or appear; call for or send for with authority or urgency
  3. To request to appear; send for:
To gather together; congregate:
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  1. To gather together; congregate:
  2. To bring or call together into a group or whole:
  3. To gather into a group; collect
To gather or grow in a cluster or clusters
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  1. To gather or grow in a cluster or clusters
  2. To cause to grow or form into bunches.
To call for (someone); pick up:
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  1. To call for (someone); pick up:
  2. To be the site for (an accumulating mass), especially as a consequence of disuse or neglect:
  3. To bring together in a group or mass; gather:
To gather into a mass or crowd; collect; assemble
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  1. To gather into a mass or crowd; collect; assemble
  2. To bring or come together in a group, crowd, or assembly.
To come together usually for an official or public purpose; assemble formally.
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  1. To come together usually for an official or public purpose; assemble formally.
  2. To cause to come together formally; convoke:
  3. To meet together; assemble, esp. for a common purpose
To cause to assemble in a meeting; convene.
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  1. To cause to assemble in a meeting; convene.
  2. To call together for a meeting; summon to assemble; convene
To put (the pages or signatures of a book) in proper order for binding
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  1. To put (the pages or signatures of a book) in proper order for binding
  2. To cause to come together in one place or group
  3. To come together in a group; assemble:
To place or arrange in a group:
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  1. To place or arrange in a group:
  2. In the Periodic Table, a vertical column that contains elements having the same number of electrons in the outermost shell of their atoms. Elements in the same group have similar chemical properties.
  3. To belong to or form a group:
To gather together and display; collect; summon
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  1. To gather together and display; collect; summon
  2. To have in number; amount to
  3. To cause to come together; gather:
To gather (cattle) together by riding around them.
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  1. To gather (cattle) together by riding around them.
  2. (Idiomatic) To collect or gather (something) together.
  3. (Arithmetic) To round (a number) to the smallest integer that is not less than it, or to some other greater value, especially a whole number of hundreds, thousands, etc.
To call together; convene:
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  1. To call together; convene:
  2. To bring into existence or readiness. Often used with up:
  3. To cause one to think of (something); evoke. Often used with up:
To admit into Christianity by means of baptism.
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  1. To admit into Christianity by means of baptism.
  2. To give a first name to as part of the baptismal ceremony; christen
  3. To give a Christian name to a person; christen.
To use for the first time:
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  1. To use for the first time:
  2. (Informal) To make use of for the first time
  3. To name:
To express in a monetary unit.
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  1. To express in a monetary unit.
  2. To issue or express in terms of a given monetary unit:
  3. To name; to designate.
To point out; mark out; indicate; specify
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  1. To point out; mark out; indicate; specify
  2. To select and set aside for a duty, office, or purpose:
  3. To refer to by a distinguishing name, title, etc.; name
To rub or dress with grease, as leather in the process of currying it.
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  1. To rub or dress with grease, as leather in the process of currying it.
  2. To execute (a golf stroke, for example) poorly.
  3. To call, name, or nickname
To give a right or legal title to; qualify (a person) to something
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  1. To give a right or legal title to; qualify (a person) to something
  2. To honor or dignify by a title
  3. To give a name or title to.
To identify by the right name
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  1. To identify by the right name
  2. To mention, specify, or cite by name:
  3. To give a name or title to; entitle; style
To call or name; designate:
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  1. To call or name; designate:
  2. To design the style of
  3. To treat (hair) by cutting, blow-drying, coloring, etc. in order to achieve a desired, usually fashionable, style
To designate; call.
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  1. To designate; call.
  2. Each of the quantities or expressions that form the parts of a ratio or the numerator and denominator of a fraction.
  3. To call by a term; name
To give a title to; designate by a specified name, or title; entitle
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  1. To give a title to; designate by a specified name, or title; entitle
To describe the qualities or peculiarities of:
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  1. To describe the qualities or peculiarities of:
  2. To be the distinctive character of; distinguish
  3. To describe or portray the particular qualities, features, or traits of
To point out; mark out; indicate; specify
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  1. To point out; mark out; indicate; specify
  2. To select and set aside for a duty, office, or purpose:
  3. To refer to by a distinguishing name, title, etc.; name
To differentiate (an element, atom, etc.) by introducing a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass that may be readily traced through a complex process
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  1. To differentiate (an element, atom, etc.) by introducing a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass that may be readily traced through a complex process
  2. To incorporate a labeled element into (a molecule, compound, material, etc.)
  3. To identify or designate with a descriptive term; describe or classify:
To identify by the right name
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  1. To identify by the right name
  2. To mention, specify, or cite by name:
  3. To give a name or title to; entitle; style
To make consistent with rules of style:
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  1. To make consistent with rules of style:
  2. To design the style of
  3. To treat (hair) by cutting, blow-drying, coloring, etc. in order to achieve a desired, usually fashionable, style
(Informal) To follow close behind a person or thing
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  1. (Informal) To follow close behind a person or thing
  2. A sequence of characters in a markup language used to provide information, such as formatting specifications, about a document. Tags are enclosed in a pair of angle brackets that indicate to the browser how the text is to be displayed.
  3. To apply a descriptive name to; call by an epithet
To designate; call.
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  1. To designate; call.
  2. Each of the quantities or expressions that form the parts of a ratio or the numerator and denominator of a fraction.
  3. To call by a term; name
(Chiefly of an insect) To fly while making such a sound.
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  1. (Chiefly of an insect) To fly while making such a sound.
  2. To call or signal with a buzzer.
  3. (Informal) To telephone
To cause (a bell, etc.) to ring
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  1. To cause (a bell, etc.) to ring
  2. To sound a bell in order to summon someone:
  3. (Games) To toss a ring over (a peg), as in horseshoes.
To convey (a message) by telephone
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  1. To convey (a message) by telephone
  2. To speak to or reach (a person) by telephone; call
  3. To converse or communicate by telephone
To use a telephone.
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  1. To use a telephone.
  2. To call (a party) on a telephone.
  3. To call (a person, telephone number, etc.) on a telephone by using a dial, keypad, etc.
To impart (information or news, for example) by telephone.
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  1. To impart (information or news, for example) by telephone.
  2. To telephone.
  3. To dial (a specific number):
To obtain; to get, especially by chance or involuntarily.
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  1. To obtain; to get, especially by chance or involuntarily.
  1. To affect
  2. (Intransitive) To change ones position or location, especially to someone's place of residence.
(Intransitive, idiomatic) To have better prospects, to improve.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To have better prospects, to improve.
  2. (Idiomatic) To obtain information about something from a text source.
  3. Used other than as an idiom: see look,"Ž up.
To visit in an impromptu manner.
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  1. To visit in an impromptu manner.
To foresee or imagine:
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  1. To foresee or imagine:
  2. To have the power to perceive with the eyes:
  3. To visit for consultation:
To be able to go no further; come to an end
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  1. To be able to go no further; come to an end
  2. To cause to desist or to change a course of action:
  3. To interrupt one's course or journey for a brief visit or stay. Often used with by, in, or off:
(Informal) To converse or chat:
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  1. (Informal) To converse or chat:
  2. To go or come to for a time so as to make use of, look at, etc.
  3. To go to see in order to aid or console:
To estimate how something will be in the future.
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  1. To estimate how something will be in the future.
  2. To estimate or predict in advance, especially to predict (weather conditions) by analysis of meteorological data.
  3. To estimate or calculate in advance; predict or seek to predict (weather, business conditions, etc.)
To tell, announce, or indicate beforehand; prophesy; predict
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  1. To tell, announce, or indicate beforehand; prophesy; predict
To foretell something.
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  1. To foretell something.
  2. To say in advance (what one believes will happen); foretell (a future event or events)
  3. To state, tell about, or make known in advance, especially on the basis of special knowledge:
To indicate beforehand
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  1. To indicate beforehand
  2. To foretell or predict, esp. from signs or indications
  3. To predict according to present indications or signs; foretell.
To convey an impression of to an audience or to others:
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  1. To convey an impression of to an audience or to others:
  2. To get (ideas, feelings, one's presence, etc.) across to others effectively
  3. To throw forward; hurl:
A shout or call of “halloo.”
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  1. A shout or call of “halloo.”
  2. A shout of halloo
A working song sung by U.S. black field hands
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  1. A working song sung by U.S. black field hands
  2. A yell or shout; a call.
  3. (Informal) A shout or yell
(Austral., N.Z., Informal) One's turn to buy a round of drinks, etc.
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  1. (Austral., N.Z., Informal) One's turn to buy a round of drinks, etc.
  2. A loud cry or call
  3. A loud cry.
A loud cry; a shout.
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  1. A loud cry; a shout.
  2. A loud outcry or shout; shriek; scream
  3. A shout.
(Informal, preceded by the) Major topic of conversation; widespread rumor; information spread behind the scenes.
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  1. (Informal, preceded by the) Major topic of conversation; widespread rumor; information spread behind the scenes.
  2. (Informal) Rumor or speculation circulating about some person, event, etc.
  3. (Informal) buzz cut
A circular band used for carrying, holding, or containing something:
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  1. A circular band used for carrying, holding, or containing something:
  2. A surname for a maker of rings as jewelry or as in harness.
  3. Annual ring
The ground or reason for a choice made or action taken.
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  1. The ground or reason for a choice made or action taken.
  2. A basis for an action or response; a reason:
  3. A reason, motive, or ground for some action, feeling, etc.; esp., sufficient reason
An area or a position that is contested in or as if in battle:
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  1. An area or a position that is contested in or as if in battle:
  2. The set of shared points in an electrical circuit at which the measured voltage is taken to be zero. The ground is usually connected directly to the power supply and acts as a common “sink” for current flowing through the components in the circuit.
  3. The logical basis of a conclusion, action, etc.; valid reason, motive, or cause
The condition or fact of being justified.
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  1. The condition or fact of being justified.
  2. A reason, explanation, or excuse which provides convincing, morally acceptable support for behavior or for a belief or occurrence.
  3. A showing of an appropriate reason for one’s actions. A showing of an appropriate reason for one’s actions.
The compulsion or constraint of man-made circumstances, habit, custom, law, etc.; logical or moral conditions making certain actions inevitable or obligatory
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  1. The compulsion or constraint of man-made circumstances, habit, custom, law, etc.; logical or moral conditions making certain actions inevitable or obligatory
  2. Something necessary:
  3. Something that cannot be done without; necessary thing
A significant event, especially a large or important social gathering:
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  1. A significant event, especially a large or important social gathering:
  2. A fact, event, or state of affairs that makes something else possible
  3. A cause or reason
A declaration made to explain or justify action, decision, or conviction:
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  1. A declaration made to explain or justify action, decision, or conviction:
  2. A cause or motive
  3. A fact or cause that explains why something exists or has occurred:
A purpose or cause:
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  1. A purpose or cause:
  2. The reason; cause
The reason, cause, motive, purpose, etc.
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  1. The reason, cause, motive, purpose, etc.
  2. A difficult problem or question.
  3. The cause or intention underlying a given action or situation:
A statement, as a fact, of something that may be called into question; assertion
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  1. A statement, as a fact, of something that may be called into question; assertion
  2. Something claimed in a formal or legal manner, especially a tract of public land staked out by a miner or homesteader.
  3. A statement of something as a fact; an assertion of truth:
A loud exclamation; a shout or call.
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  1. A loud exclamation; a shout or call.
  2. Popular report; rumor; rallying call or battle cry; watchword
  3. The characteristic call or utterance of an animal.
(Law) A peremptory claim which presupposes no doubt of the claimant's rights
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  1. (Law) A peremptory claim which presupposes no doubt of the claimant's rights
  2. (Law) A formal claim.
  3. An urgent requirement or claim
The act of exacting.
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  1. The act of exacting.
  2. An exacting, as of money, time, etc.
  3. Excessive or unjust demand; extortion.
The state or condition of being needed or put into service.
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  1. The state or condition of being needed or put into service.
  2. A formal written order, request, or application, as for equipment or tools
  3. The fact or condition of being demanded for service or use
(Brit., Informal) An opportunity to participate or succeed
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  1. (Brit., Informal) An opportunity to participate or succeed
  2. A short visit.
  3. A brief visit
The act or an instance of visiting a person or place.
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  1. The act or an instance of visiting a person or place.
  2. The act or an instance of visiting
  3. An official call as for inspection or investigation
The legal right of a divorced or separated parent to visit a child
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  1. The legal right of a divorced or separated parent to visit a child
  2. (Roman Catholic Church) The visit of the Virgin Mary to her cousin Elizabeth.
  3. Such a visit
The power to entice or attract; fascination
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  1. The power to entice or attract; fascination
The process to seek and obtain a review and reversal by a court of a lower court’s decision.
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  1. The process to seek and obtain a review and reversal by a court of a lower court’s decision.
  2. A call upon some authority or person for a decision, opinion, etc.
  3. A resort to a higher authority or greater power, as for sanction, corroboration, or a decision:
The act of attracting or condition of being attracted
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  1. The act of attracting or condition of being attracted
  2. The gravitational force exerted by one body on another.
  3. (Physics) The mutual action by which bodies or particles of matter tend to draw together or cohere
(Uncountable) The state of being attractive or engaging.
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  1. (Uncountable) The state of being attractive or engaging.
  2. (Countable) The result of being attractive.
A special quality of leadership that captures the popular imagination and inspires allegiance and devotion
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  1. A special quality of leadership that captures the popular imagination and inspires allegiance and devotion
  2. A special charm or allure that inspires fascination or devotion
  3. The ability to influence without the use of logic.
(Particle Physics) An individuating property of quarks and other elementary particles: it is expressed as a quantum number, with +1 used of a particle that has charm (charmed particle) and 0 used of one that does not
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  1. (Particle Physics) An individuating property of quarks and other elementary particles: it is expressed as a quantum number, with +1 used of a particle that has charm (charmed particle) and 0 used of one that does not
  2. An action or formula thought to have magical power.
  3. An item worn for its supposed magical benefit, as in warding off evil; an amulet.
One that attracts interest, customers, or spectators:
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  1. One that attracts interest, customers, or spectators:
  2. A special advantage; an edge:
  3. (--- Games) A draw shot.
Something that charms or delights greatly
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  1. Something that charms or delights greatly
  2. The act of enchanting or the feeling of being enchanted.
  3. A magic spell or charm
The act or practice of enticing, of alluring or tempting; as, the enticements of evil companions.
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  1. The act or practice of enticing, of alluring or tempting; as, the enticements of evil companions.
  2. That which entices, or incites to evil; means of allurement; an alluring object; as, an enticement to sin.
An intensely interesting, attractive quality or trait.
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  1. An intensely interesting, attractive quality or trait.
  2. The state of being intensely interested or attracted:
  3. Strong attraction; charm; allure
Exciting or mysterious attractiveness usually associated with striking physical beauty, luxury, or celebrity.
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  1. Exciting or mysterious attractiveness usually associated with striking physical beauty, luxury, or celebrity.
  2. (Archaic) A magic spell or charm
  3. Seemingly mysterious and elusive fascination or allure; bewitching charm
Something that tempts or attracts with the promise of pleasure or reward:
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  1. Something that tempts or attracts with the promise of pleasure or reward:
  2. A device consisting of a bunch of feathers on the end of a long cord, often baited with food: it is used in falconry to recall the hawk
  3. Something that tempts or attracts, especially one with a promise of reward or pleasure.
The force produced by a magnetic field.
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  1. The force produced by a magnetic field.
  2. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
  3. Power to attract; personal charm or allure
Witchcraft; sorcery
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  1. Witchcraft; sorcery
  2. Allure
  3. Bewitching charm; fascination
(Informal) The ability to draw or attract; appeal:
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  1. (Informal) The ability to draw or attract; appeal:
  2. (Slang) A means of gaining special advantage; influence:
  3. Drawing power; appeal