Part of speech:
A clacking sound:
An explosion, as of dynamite
The protective outer covering of the trunk, branches, and roots of trees and other woody plants. Bark includes all tissues outside the vascular cambium. In older trees, bark is usually divided into inner bark, consisting of living phloem, and outer bark, consisting of the periderm (the phelloderm, cork cambium, and cork) and all the tissues outside it. The outer bark is mainly dead tissue that protects the tree from heat, cold, insects, and other dangers. The appearance of bark varies according to the manner in which the periderm forms, as in broken layers or smoother rings. Bark also has lenticels, porous corky areas that allow for the exchange of water vapor and gases with the interior living tissues.
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
An explosive noise:
To greet with loud applause or approval
To praise; commend
To strike, drive, etc. with the sound or violence of thunder
To dismantle and pack up for departure:
To collide with or strike suddenly and forcefully
To breathe with a loud, rasping noise as a result of exertion or disease
To laud the glory of (God, etc.), as in song; glorify; extol
To sound in a peal; resound; ring
To strike with something flat and broad; slap
To strike, especially with a sharp sound:
To shout cheers.
To vibrate or rattle while in operation:
To extend, or push, with a boom or pole.
To strike or beat with the force and sound of a slap:
To hit something with force; crash:
(Computers) To stop functioning due to a crash.
To grow roots or a root:
To bat against (a pitcher or kind of pitch) successfully:
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