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A natural leaning or tendency; propensity
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  1. A natural leaning or tendency; propensity
  2. A framework transverse to the length of a structure, for supporting lateral as well as vertical loads
  3. Any of a genus (Agrostis) of dense, low-growing perennial grasses that spread by putting out runners and are often used for lawns and golf greens
The general course or character of something:
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  1. The general course or character of something:
  2. General course or tendency
  3. In a set of bells for ringing changes, the bell with the lowest tone
(Mathematics) A line drawn on a graph that approximates the trend of a number of disparate points.
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  1. (Mathematics) A line drawn on a graph that approximates the trend of a number of disparate points.
  2. A fad or fashion style.
  3. A general or prevailing tendency or course, as of events, a discussion, etc.; drift
An inclination to move or act in a particular direction or way; constant disposition to some action or state; leaning; bias; propensity; bent
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  1. An inclination to move or act in a particular direction or way; constant disposition to some action or state; leaning; bias; propensity; bent
  2. Movement or prevailing movement in a given direction:
  3. A course or apparent course toward some purpose, object, or result; drift
A key that when pressed causes the cursor to go to the last character of the current line.
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  1. A key that when pressed causes the cursor to go to the last character of the current line.
  2. The point in time when an action, event, or phenomenon ceases or is completed; the conclusion:
  3. (Football) A player at either end of the line
The using of energy to get something done; exertion of strength or mental power
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  1. The using of energy to get something done; exertion of strength or mental power
  2. A product or result of working or trying; achievement
  3. The force needed by a machine in order to accomplish work on a load.
Any action, practice, or thing, toward which one is inclined
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  1. Any action, practice, or thing, toward which one is inclined
  2. The extent or degree of incline from a horizontal or vertical position, course, etc.
  3. The difference in direction of two lines, planes, or surfaces as measured by the angle between them; specif., a property of a line in a plane, being the angle measured from the positive portion of the x-axis to the line in question
Development in a particular way; progress:
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  1. Development in a particular way; progress:
  2. A complete body of prescribed studies constituting a curriculum:
  3. A part of a meal served as a unit at one time:
A sudden wish or urge that prompts an unpremeditated act or feeling; an abrupt inclination:
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  1. A sudden wish or urge that prompts an unpremeditated act or feeling; an abrupt inclination:
  2. A sudden inclination to act, usually without premeditation
  3. The change of momentum of a body or physical system over a time interval in classical mechanics, equal to the force applied times the length of the time interval over which it is applied.
Increased activity in response to a stimulus:
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  1. Increased activity in response to a stimulus:
  2. Anything that stimulates activity; driving force or motive; incentive; impulse
  3. The force with which a body moves against resistance, resulting from its mass and the velocity at which it is set in motion
A driving or propelling force.
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  1. A driving or propelling force.
  2. Something that propels; propelling or driving force
  3. The process of driving or propelling.
The object to be attained; intention or purpose
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  1. The object to be attained; intention or purpose
  2. The degree of accuracy of a weapon or of a person aiming a weapon or propelled object:
  3. The ability to hit a target or intended point:
A device used in aiming a projectile, through which the person aiming looks at the intended target
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  1. A device used in aiming a projectile, through which the person aiming looks at the intended target
  2. The extent of a given activity or subject that is involved, treated, or relevant:
  3. (Now Rare) End; purpose
A certain attitude on the part of a speaker or writer conveyed by way of word choice, sentence structure, etc.
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  1. A certain attitude on the part of a speaker or writer conveyed by way of word choice, sentence structure, etc.
  2. The prevailing or predominant style, character, spirit, trend, morale, or state of morals of a place or period
  3. Any one of the full intervals of a diatonic scale; whole step
The line, crossbar, or net over or into which the ball or puck must be passed to score
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  1. The line, crossbar, or net over or into which the ball or puck must be passed to score
  2. The object toward which an endeavor is directed; an end.
  3. An object or end that one strives to attain; aim
A provocation to action; a stimulus:
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  1. A provocation to action; a stimulus:
  2. A vigorous effort, campaign, etc.
  3. A thing to be pushed so as to work a mechanism
A preference or an inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgment.
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  1. A preference or an inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgment.
  2. (Radio) The fixed voltage applied to an electrode circuit to control the mode of operation, usually measured with the cathode voltage as reference
  3. A line, cut or sewn diagonally across the weave of cloth, as in making seams, binding tape, etc.
A setting or being set
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  1. A setting or being set
  2. Direction; course, as of a current
  3. A group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used:
Grave consequence; seriousness or importance:
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  1. Grave consequence; seriousness or importance:
  2. The fundamental force of attraction that all objects with mass have for each other. Like the electromagnetic force, gravity has effectively infinite range and obeys the inverse-square law. At the atomic level, where masses are very small, the force of gravity is negligible, but for objects that have very large masses such as planets, stars, and galaxies, gravity is a predominant force, and it plays an important role in theories of the structure of the universe. Gravity is believed to be mediated by the graviton, although the graviton has yet to be isolated by experiment. Gravity is weaker than the strong force, the electromagnetic force, and the weak force.
  3. (Physics) The natural attraction between physical bodies, especially when one of the bodies is a celestial body, such as the earth.
A tendency; inclination; penchant; predilection
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  1. A tendency; inclination; penchant; predilection
  2. The act of a person or thing that leans
Advance toward perfection or to a higher or better state; improvement
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  1. Advance toward perfection or to a higher or better state; improvement
  2. Forward course; development
  3. Forward or onward movement, as toward a destination:
(Obsolete) A guide; an escort.
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  1. (Obsolete) A guide; an escort.
  2. (Rare) The act of leading; guidance
  3. The way that one acts; behavior; deportment
A natural inclination or tendency; bent
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  1. A natural inclination or tendency; bent
  2. An innate inclination; a tendency.
  3. A tendency, preference, or attraction.
An act of disposing; a bestowal or transfer to another.
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  1. An act of disposing; a bestowal or transfer to another.
  2. The power or liberty to control, direct, or dispose:
  3. A putting in order or being put in order; arrangement
The act, power, or period of producing fruit or offspring.
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  1. The act, power, or period of producing fruit or offspring.
  2. (Architecture) That part of any member of a building which rests upon its supports.
  3. Direction, especially angular direction measured from one position to another using geographical or celestial reference lines.
Inclination of mind, heart, or temper; propension; disposition; as, proneness to self-gratification.
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  1. Inclination of mind, heart, or temper; propension; disposition; as, proneness to self-gratification.
  2. The state of lying with the face down.
  3. The quality or state of being prone, or of bending downward; as, the proneness of beasts is opposed to the erectness of man.
A group of persons or things arranged in a row or series:
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  1. A group of persons or things arranged in a row or series:
  2. A course of movement
  3. A course of progress or movement; a route:
The distance or leg sailed between changes of position or direction.
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  1. The distance or leg sailed between changes of position or direction.
  2. A zigzag course, or movement in such a course
  3. A course of action or policy, esp. one differing from another or a preceding course
Life, will, consciousness, thought, etc., regarded as separate from matter
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  1. Life, will, consciousness, thought, etc., regarded as separate from matter
  2. One haunting or possessing a person, house, etc., as a ghost, or thought of as inhabiting a certain region
  3. A force or principle believed to animate humans and often to endure after departing from the body of a person at death; the soul.
Deflection of a compass needle caused by local magnetic influence, especially on a ship.
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  1. Deflection of a compass needle caused by local magnetic influence, especially on a ship.
  2. The deflection of a magnetic compass needle due to magnetic influences; specif., on a ship, such deflection caused by the ship's own magnetic properties
  3. (Statistics) The difference, especially the absolute difference, between one number in a set of data and the mean of that set of data.
A thin coating of metal applied to a surface in liquid form
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  1. A thin coating of metal applied to a surface in liquid form
  2. In the W U.S., the dry bed of a stream which flows only occasionally, usually in a ravine or canyon
  3. Silt, mud, debris, etc. carried and dropped by running water, as of a stream
(Optics) The failure of light rays from one point to converge at a single focus
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  1. (Optics) The failure of light rays from one point to converge at a single focus
  2. A defect in a lens or mirror that prevents light rays from being focused at a single point and results in a distorted or blurred image. &diamf3; Aberration that results in distortion of color is called chromatic aberration. &diamf3; Aberration that is caused by imperfections in the surface or shape of a spherical mirror or lens is called spherical aberration.
  3. The apparent displacement of the position of a celestial body in the direction of motion of an observer on Earth, caused by the motion of Earth and the finite velocity of light.
In a legislature or other deliberative body, a request for procedural relief made by a member to the chairman or the body at large, under Robert’s Rules of Order or other applicable procedural rules.
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  1. In a legislature or other deliberative body, a request for procedural relief made by a member to the chairman or the body at large, under Robert’s Rules of Order or other applicable procedural rules.
  2. A mechanical device or piece of machinery that moves or causes motion; a mechanism.
  3. The ability or power to move:
Room for freedom of action
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  1. Room for freedom of action
  2. A margin of freedom or variation, as of activity, time, or expenditure; latitude.
  3. The leeward drift of a ship or aircraft from the course being steered
(Physics) The rate of flow of fluid, particles, or energy through a given surface.
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  1. (Physics) The rate of flow of fluid, particles, or energy through a given surface.
  2. The rate of flow of water, as the tide or current, through a defined area
  3. A flow or flowing of a liquid.
A continuous output or outpouring:
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  1. A continuous output or outpouring:
  2. A residual mass that has stopped flowing:
  3. A stream or current.
A flow of water or air, esp. when strong or swift, in a definite direction; specif., such a flow within a larger body of water or mass of air
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  1. A flow of water or air, esp. when strong or swift, in a definite direction; specif., such a flow within a larger body of water or mass of air
  2. A flow of positive electric charge. The strength of current flow in any medium is related to voltage differences in that medium, as well as the electrical properties of the medium, and is measured in amperes. Since electrons are stipulated to have a negative charge, current in an electrical circuit actually flows in the opposite direction of the movement of electrons.
  3. A steady, smooth onward flow or movement:
A steady current in such a flow of water.
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  1. A steady current in such a flow of water.
  2. (Computers) A steady flow of data.
  3. A steady current of a fluid.
The act or an instance of diverting or turning aside; deviation.
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  1. The act or an instance of diverting or turning aside; deviation.
  2. A maneuver that draws the attention of an opponent away from a planned point of action, especially as part of military strategy.
  3. A policy or practice permitting a juvenile to be removed from traditional processing in juvenile court and placed in a program involving an alternative disposition, such as treatment or rehabilitation services.
The act of digressing.
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  1. The act of digressing.
  2. A departure from the subject, course, or idea at hand; an exploration of a different or unrelated concern.
  3. An instance of digressing, especially a written or spoken passage that has no bearing on the main subject.
An unpredictable change of direction.
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  1. An unpredictable change of direction.
The steady motion of an electron beam across a cathode-ray tube.
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  1. The steady motion of an electron beam across a cathode-ray tube.
  2. A long pole mounted on a pivot, with a bucket at one end, used for raising water, as from a well
  3. A line, contour, curve, etc. that gives an impression of flow or movement
A distortion, as a twist or bend, in wood or in an object made of wood, caused by contraction in drying
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  1. A distortion, as a twist or bend, in wood or in an object made of wood, caused by contraction in drying
  2. (--- Weaving) The set of threads running lengthwise in the loom and crossed by the weft, or woof
  3. Silt, sediment, or mud deposited as by a stream
The act of leaving.
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  1. The act of leaving.
  2. A divergence or deviation, as from an established rule, plan, or procedure:
  3. (Naut.) The distance due east or west from the meridian of its starting point covered by a ship on a given course
The general course or character of something:
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  1. The general course or character of something:
  2. The word, phrase, or subject with which the vehicle of a metaphor is identified, as life in
  3. (Obs.) General character or nature
Meaning; tenor; sense; drift
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  1. Meaning; tenor; sense; drift
  2. Meaning that is presented, intended, or implied; import.
  3. Intention; object
Purpose with respect to marriage:
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  1. Purpose with respect to marriage:
  2. The act or fact of intending; determination to do a specified thing or act in a specified manner
  3. The action or fact of intending:
The purpose, aim, or goal of a specific action or effort:
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  1. The purpose, aim, or goal of a specific action or effort:
  2. A person or thing to which action, thought, or feeling is directed
  3. A focus of attention, feeling, thought, or action:
A place of safekeeping or storage:
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  1. A place of safekeeping or storage:
  2. A supply or stock for future or emergency use:
  3. A piled-up mass, as of snow or clouds; a heap:
The principal part; the majority:
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  1. The principal part; the majority:
  2. A unified body of matter with no specific shape:
  3. A lump or aggregate of coherent material:
A mass of things heaped together; heap
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  1. A mass of things heaped together; heap
  2. A long, heavy timber or beam driven into the ground, sometimes under water, to support a bridge, dock, etc.
  3. A soft, velvety, raised surface on a rug, fabric, etc., produced by making yarn loops on the body of the material and, often, shearing them
A smooth heap of snow blown together by the wind
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  1. A smooth heap of snow blown together by the wind
  2. Snow blown along by the wind
  3. A mass or bank of snow piled up by the wind.
An approach or entrance; specif., an almost horizontal passageway into a mine
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  1. An approach or entrance; specif., an almost horizontal passageway into a mine
An underground tunnel or passage, as for a water main or for pedestrians.
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  1. An underground tunnel or passage, as for a water main or for pedestrians.
  2. An underground, metropolitan electric railway or the tunnel through which it runs
  3. A passage for such a railroad.
To put into the water; launch:
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  1. To put into the water; launch:
  2. To flood (land), as for irrigation.
  3. To stay on the surface of a liquid or suspended near the surface
(--- Now Rare) To lie at anchor
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  1. (--- Now Rare) To lie at anchor
  2. To move over, along, or through (a road, fence, area, etc.) by horse, car, etc.
  3. To travel over, along, or through:
To voyage upon or across:
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  1. To voyage upon or across:
  2. To start out on such a voyage or journey:
  3. To move along through the air:
To move at the most efficient speed for sustained travel
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  1. To move at the most efficient speed for sustained travel
  2. To sail, journey, or move over or about
  3. To go or move along, especially in an unhurried or unconcerned fashion:
To act or move aimlessly or with little effort:
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  1. To act or move aimlessly or with little effort:
  2. To continue without serious effort, letting one's past efforts carry one along
  3. To sail or move along the coast or border of.
To float easily and gently, as on the air; drift:
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  1. To float easily and gently, as on the air; drift:
  2. To float, as on the wind
  3. To cause to go gently and smoothly through the air or over water:
To be attracted or tend to move (toward something or someone)
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  1. To be attracted or tend to move (toward something or someone)
  2. To move or tend to move in accordance with the force of gravity
  3. (Intransitive, figuratively) To tend or drift towards someone or something, as though being pulled by gravity.
(Naut.) To watch over (a rope, diver's air line, etc.) carefully to keep it from becoming tangled, being snagged, etc.
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  1. (Naut.) To watch over (a rope, diver's air line, etc.) carefully to keep it from becoming tangled, being snagged, etc.
  2. To move or extend in a certain direction:
  3. To be directed; proceed or extend
To turn the attention from one subject to another with little clarity or coherence of thought:
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  1. To turn the attention from one subject to another with little clarity or coherence of thought:
  2. To use a cell phone network outside of a home service area as defined by a service plan.
  3. To be directed over or around (an area):
To be directed without apparent purpose; look in an idle or casual manner:
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  1. To be directed without apparent purpose; look in an idle or casual manner:
  2. (Intransitive) To roam, or wander about at random, especially over a wide area.
  3. To practice robbery on the seas; to voyage about on the seas as a pirate.
To be directed without apparent purpose; look in an idle or casual manner:
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  1. To be directed without apparent purpose; look in an idle or casual manner:
  2. To follow a winding or erratic course:
  3. To move without a destination or purpose; wander:
(Idiomatic) To act as others are acting, conforming to common behavior patterns with an attitude of calm acceptance.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To act as others are acting, conforming to common behavior patterns with an attitude of calm acceptance.
To fluctuate freely in relationship to other currencies, as determined by supply and demand
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  1. To fluctuate freely in relationship to other currencies, as determined by supply and demand
  2. To drift or move slowly or easily on water, in air, etc.
  3. To put into the water; launch:
To undergo washing without fading or other damage:
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  1. To undergo washing without fading or other damage:
  2. To soak, rinse out, and remove (dirt or stain) with water or other liquid:
  3. To wash clothes
To act or move aimlessly or with little effort:
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  1. To act or move aimlessly or with little effort:
  2. To continue without serious effort, letting one's past efforts carry one along
  3. To sail or move along the coast or border of.
To move along in constant frictional contact with some surface or substance
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  1. To move along in constant frictional contact with some surface or substance
  2. (Baseball) To drop down and slide along the ground toward a base to avoid being tagged out
  3. (--- Baseball) To drop down from a running into a lying or diving position when approaching a base so as to avoid being tagged out.
To break up (ore, for example) with a gad.
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  1. To break up (ore, for example) with a gad.
  2. To wander about in an idle or restless way, as in seeking amusement
  3. To move about restlessly or with little purpose, especially in search of pleasure or amusement.
To roam about in search of pleasure or amusement.
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  1. To roam about in search of pleasure or amusement.
  2. To go about in search of amusement or excitement
  3. (Intransitive) To roam about for pleasure without any definite plan.
A sinuous curve, bend, or loop along the course of a stream or river.
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  1. A sinuous curve, bend, or loop along the course of a stream or river.
  2. To follow a winding and turning course:
  3. To speak or write in sustained fashion on a number of loosely connected topics.
To journey or travel from place to place, especially on foot.
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  1. To journey or travel from place to place, especially on foot.
  2. To travel through or over; traverse.
  3. To follow (a route, etc.); travel, esp. walk, along, over, or through
To follow an irregularly winding course of motion or growth:
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  1. To follow an irregularly winding course of motion or growth:
  2. To grow or spread in all directions, as a vine
  3. To speak or write at length and with many digressions:
The difference between the smallest and largest values in a set of data. If the lowest test score of a group of students is 54 and the highest is 94, the range is 40.
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  1. The difference between the smallest and largest values in a set of data. If the lowest test score of a group of students is 54 and the highest is 94, the range is 40.
  2. To put out (cattle, etc.) to graze on a range
  3. To wander freely; roam:
To move or pass over the body:
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  1. To move or pass over the body:
  2. To use a cell phone network outside of a home service area as defined by a service plan.
  3. To wander over or through:
To practice robbery on the seas; to voyage about on the seas as a pirate.
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  1. To practice robbery on the seas; to voyage about on the seas as a pirate.
  2. To look at or around (an area) in an idle or casual manner:
  3. (Intransitive) To roam, or wander about at random, especially over a wide area.
To wander from a given place, limited area, direct course, etc., esp. aimlessly; roam; rove
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  1. To wander from a given place, limited area, direct course, etc., esp. aimlessly; roam; rove
  2. To be directed without apparent purpose; look in an idle or casual manner:
  3. To move without a destination or purpose; wander:
(Intransitive, colloquial) To walk about, especially when expending much effort, or unnecessary effort.
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  1. (Intransitive, colloquial) To walk about, especially when expending much effort, or unnecessary effort.
  2. To walk or tramp over or about:
  3. To walk or tramp about; gad:
To be directed without an object or in various directions:
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  1. To be directed without an object or in various directions:
  2. To roam through, in, or over without plan or destination
  3. To wander across or through:
To be in charge of the bank, as in some gambling games
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  1. To be in charge of the bank, as in some gambling games
  2. To deposit (money) in a bank
  3. To operate a bank.
To give or supply in large amounts; load
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  1. To give or supply in large amounts; load
  2. To fill (a plate, dry measure, etc.) full or to overflowing
  3. To put or throw in a pile:
To cover (a plant) with a mound of soil.
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  1. To cover (a plant) with a mound of soil.
  2. To form into a hill, pile, or heap.
  3. To cover with a hill
To treat or deal with in a mass, or include in one group
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  1. To treat or deal with in a mass, or include in one group
  2. To put together in a single group without discrimination.
  3. To move heavily and laboriously
To heap into a raised mass:
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  1. To heap into a raised mass:
  2. To heap up in a mound
  3. (Archaic) To enclose or fortify with a mound
To place or lay in a pile or heap:
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  1. To place or lay in a pile or heap:
  2. To move in a mass; crowd
  3. To move in, out, or forward in a disorderly mass or group:
To pile or arrange in a stack
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  1. To pile or arrange in a stack
  2. To assign (aircraft) to various altitudes for circling while awaiting a turn to land
  3. An isolated, columnar mass or island of rock along a coastal cliff. Stacks are formed by the erosion of cliffs through wave action and are larger than chimneys.
(Geography) An extended city area comprising the built-up area of a central city and any suburbs linked by continuous urban area.
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  1. (Geography) An extended city area comprising the built-up area of a central city and any suburbs linked by continuous urban area.
  2. State of being collected in a mass; a mass; cluster.
  3. A confused or jumbled mass:
A place of safekeeping or storage:
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  1. A place of safekeeping or storage:
  2. A supply or stock for future or emergency use:
  3. A piled-up mass, as of snow or clouds; a heap:
A pile, mound, or heap.
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  1. A pile, mound, or heap.
  2. A dense, white, fluffy cloud with a flat base, a multiple rounded top, and a well-defined outline. The bases of cumulus clouds form primarily in altitudes below 2,000 m (6,560 ft), but their tops can reach much higher. Cumulus clouds are generally associated with fair weather but can also bring rain when they expand to higher levels. The clouds' edges are well-defined when they are composed of water droplets and fuzzy when made up of ice crystals.
  3. A heap; mass; pile
(Informal) A great number or amount
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  1. (Informal) A great number or amount
  2. A pile, mass, or mound of things jumbled together
  3. A group of things placed or thrown, one on top of the other:
(Slang, Baseball) The pitcher's mound
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  1. (Slang, Baseball) The pitcher's mound
  2. An incline, especially of a road; a slope.
  3. A natural elevation of the earth's surface, typically rounded and smaller than a mountain
A unified body of matter with no specific shape:
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  1. A unified body of matter with no specific shape:
  2. A musical setting of certain parts of the Mass, especially the Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei.
  3. A lump or aggregate of coherent material:
An amount of food, as for a meal, course, or dish:
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  1. An amount of food, as for a meal, course, or dish:
  2. A disorderly or confused collection or mass of things; jumble; hodgepodge
  3. Something that is disorderly or dirty, as a accumulation or heap:
A group of things collected in a mass or heap:
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  1. A group of things collected in a mass or heap:
  2. A natural elevation, such as a small hill.
  3. A heap or bank of earth, sand, etc. built over a grave, in a fortification, etc.
A generally massive and usually steep-sided, raised portion of the Earth's surface. Mountains can occur as single peaks or as part of a long chain. They can form through volcanic activity, by erosion, or by uplift of the continental crust when two tectonic plates collide. The Himalayas, which are the highest mountains in the world, were formed when the plate carrying the landmass of India collided with the plate carrying the landmass of China.
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  1. A generally massive and usually steep-sided, raised portion of the Earth's surface. Mountains can occur as single peaks or as part of a long chain. They can form through volcanic activity, by erosion, or by uplift of the continental crust when two tectonic plates collide. The Himalayas, which are the highest mountains in the world, were formed when the plate carrying the landmass of India collided with the plate carrying the landmass of China.
  2. A natural elevation of the earth's surface having considerable mass, generally steep sides, and a height greater than that of a hill.
  3. A huge quantity:
A soft, velvety, raised surface on a rug, fabric, etc., produced by making yarn loops on the body of the material and, often, shearing them
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  1. A soft, velvety, raised surface on a rug, fabric, etc., produced by making yarn loops on the body of the material and, often, shearing them
  2. (Heraldry) A wedge-shaped bearing with the point usually downward
  3. A long, heavy timber or beam driven into the ground, sometimes under water, to support a bridge, dock, etc.
A sudden economic disturbance, such as a rise in the price of a commodity.
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  1. A sudden economic disturbance, such as a rise in the price of a commodity.
  2. A violent collision, impact, or explosion, or the force or movement resulting from this:
  3. An extreme stimulation of the nerves, muscles, etc. accompanying the passage of electric current through the body
The main area where books are shelved in a library
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  1. The main area where books are shelved in a library
  2. An English measure of coal or cut wood, equal to 108 cubic feet (3.06 cubic meters).
  3. An isolated, columnar mass or island of rock along a coastal cliff. Stacks are formed by the erosion of cliffs through wave action and are larger than chimneys.
A confused heap
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  1. A confused heap
  2. An act of tumbling; a fall.
  3. A confused or disordered collection or amount of something:
A flow of water or air, esp. when strong or swift, in a definite direction; specif., such a flow within a larger body of water or mass of air
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  1. A flow of water or air, esp. when strong or swift, in a definite direction; specif., such a flow within a larger body of water or mass of air
  2. A flow of positive electric charge. The strength of current flow in any medium is related to voltage differences in that medium, as well as the electrical properties of the medium, and is measured in amperes. Since electrons are stipulated to have a negative charge, current in an electrical circuit actually flows in the opposite direction of the movement of electrons.
  3. A steady, smooth onward flow or movement:
An overflowing of water onto land that is normally dry.
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  1. An overflowing of water onto land that is normally dry.
  2. A large body of water, as a sea or broad river
  3. A flood tide.
A continuous movement or circulation:
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  1. A continuous movement or circulation:
  2. A residual mass that has stopped flowing:
  3. A stream or current.
(Physics) The rate of flow of energy, fluids, etc. across a surface
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  1. (Physics) The rate of flow of energy, fluids, etc. across a surface
  2. The rate of flow of water, as the tide or current, through a defined area
  3. An additive that improves the flow of plastics during fabrication.
The stem of one of these plants, used in making baskets, mats, and chair seats.
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  1. The stem of one of these plants, used in making baskets, mats, and chair seats.
  2. Any of a genus (Juncus) of plants of the rush family, having small, greenish flowers: rushes usually grow in wet places and the round stems and pliant leaves of some species are used in making baskets, mats, ropes, etc.
  3. A rapid, often noisy flow or passage:
A sudden rush or increase.
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  1. A sudden rush or increase.
  2. A sudden heavy fall of rain.
  3. (Chiefly Brit.) A flash flood
A steady current in such a flow of water.
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  1. A steady current in such a flow of water.
  2. (Computers) A steady flow of data.
  3. A steady current of a fluid.
A movement of or like that of a mass of water; violent rolling, sweeping, or swelling motion
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  1. A movement of or like that of a mass of water; violent rolling, sweeping, or swelling motion
  2. A coastal rise in water level caused by wind.
  3. A sudden, sharp increase of electric current or voltage in a circuit
Flood tide.
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  1. Flood tide.
  2. The periodic variation in the surface level of the oceans and of bays, gulfs, inlets, and estuaries, caused by gravitational attraction of the moon and sun.
  3. The regular rise and fall in the surface level of the Earth's oceans, seas, and bays caused by the gravitational attraction of the Moon and to a lesser extent of the Sun. The maximum high tides (or spring tides) occur when the Moon and Sun are directly aligned with Earth, so that their gravitational pull on Earth's waters is along the same line and is reinforced. The lowest high tides (or neap tides) occur when the Moon and Sun are at right angles to each other, so that their gravitational pull on Earth's waters originates from two different directions and is mitigated. Tides vary greatly by region and are influenced by sea-floor topography, storms, and water currents.
Quantity:
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  1. Quantity:
  2. A quantity
  3. A number; a sum.
In property law, anything that encumbers or restrict the use or value of land, such as an easement, restrictive covenant, or zoning ordinance. The burden indefinitely binds the current and all future owners until it is extinguished, so it is the land, and the landowner, that is burdened by the encumbrance or restriction. See estate.
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  1. In property law, anything that encumbers or restrict the use or value of land, such as an easement, restrictive covenant, or zoning ordinance. The burden indefinitely binds the current and all future owners until it is extinguished, so it is the land, and the landowner, that is burdened by the encumbrance or restriction. See estate.
  2. The amount of a disease-causing entity present in an organism.
  3. (Nautical) The amount of cargo that a vessel can carry.
Importance; significance:
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  1. Importance; significance:
  2. A product brought in the course of commerce into a country other than the one in which it originated
  3. The act or business of importing (goods)
Intention; object
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  1. Intention; object
  2. Meaning that is presented, intended, or implied; import.
  3. Intention; purpose:
That which is real or practical in quality or character; practical value:
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  1. That which is real or practical in quality or character; practical value:
  2. Density; body:
  3. That which has mass and occupies space; matter.
General course or tendency
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  1. General course or tendency
  2. The exact wording or an exact copy of a legal document
  3. In a set of bells for ringing changes, the bell with the lowest tone
The degree of accuracy of a weapon or of a person aiming a weapon or propelled object:
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  1. The degree of accuracy of a weapon or of a person aiming a weapon or propelled object:
  2. The object to be attained; intention or purpose
  3. The ability to hit a target or intended point:
A source of great worry or stress; weight:
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  1. A source of great worry or stress; weight:
  2. The weight of the cargo carried by a vessel at one time.
  3. In property law, anything that encumbers or restrict the use or value of land, such as an easement, restrictive covenant, or zoning ordinance. The burden indefinitely binds the current and all future owners until it is extinguished, so it is the land, and the landowner, that is burdened by the encumbrance or restriction. See estate.
(Law) One's mental attitude, including purpose, will, determination, etc., at the time of doing an act
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  1. (Law) One's mental attitude, including purpose, will, determination, etc., at the time of doing an act
  2. A purpose; object; aim
  3. Meaning or import
What is meant; what is intended to be, or in fact is, signified, indicated, referred to, or understood
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  1. What is meant; what is intended to be, or in fact is, signified, indicated, referred to, or understood
  2. A sense of importance or purpose:
  3. Something that is conveyed or intended, especially by language; sense or significance:
Intention; object
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  1. Intention; object
  2. Meaning; tenor; sense; drift
  3. Meaning that is presented, intended, or implied; import.
A material of a particular kind or constitution.
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  1. A material of a particular kind or constitution.
  2. The physical matter of which a thing consists; material
  3. Material possessions; goods; wealth:
A course or apparent course toward some purpose, object, or result; drift
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  1. A course or apparent course toward some purpose, object, or result; drift
  2. An inclination to move or act in a particular direction or way; constant disposition to some action or state; leaning; bias; propensity; bent
  3. Movement or prevailing movement in a given direction:
The general course or character of something:
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  1. The general course or character of something:
  2. The word, phrase, or subject with which the vehicle of a metaphor is identified, as life in
  3. The general meaning; the purport or drift:
The force that propels an object in a given direction, especially when generated by the object itself, as by an engine or rocket.
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  1. The force that propels an object in a given direction, especially when generated by the object itself, as by an engine or rocket.
  2. The essential meaning; the point:
  3. The basic meaning or purpose; point; force
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