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(Basketball) The metal hoop to which the net is attached
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  1. (Basketball) The metal hoop to which the net is attached
  2. The metal flange surrounding the wheel of an automotive vehicle, on which the tire is mounted
  3. An edge, border, or margin, esp. of something circular; often, a raised or projecting edge or border
An enclosing line or border; boundary, esp. of something more or less circular
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  1. An enclosing line or border; boundary, esp. of something more or less circular
  2. The point beyond which an action, state, or condition is likely to begin or occur; the brink:
  3. (Eng. Feudal Law) A rod held in the hand by a feudal tenant as he swore fealty to his lord
A narrow strip, often ornamental, along an edge; fringe; edging
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  1. A narrow strip, often ornamental, along an edge; fringe; edging
  2. The line or frontier area separating political divisions or geographic regions; a boundary.
  3. An edge or a part near an edge; margin; side
An undeveloped area or field for discovery or research:
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  1. An undeveloped area or field for discovery or research:
  2. The developing, often still uncivilized or lawless, region of a country
  3. That part of a country which fronts or faces another country or an unsettled region; the marches; the border, confine, or extreme part of a country, bordering on another country; the border of the settled and cultivated part of a country; as, the frontier of civilization.
The outermost or utmost point or part; end
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  1. The outermost or utmost point or part; end
  2. (Archaic) The end of life; dying
  3. The outermost or farthest point or portion:
An entrance or a means of entrance:
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  1. An entrance or a means of entrance:
  2. A website considered as an entry point to other websites, often by being or providing access to a search engine.
  3. Any point or place of entry, specif. one where nerves, vessels, etc. enter an organ
The point where one mentally or physically is vulnerable in response to provocation or to particular things in general. As in emotions, stress, or pain.
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  1. The point where one mentally or physically is vulnerable in response to provocation or to particular things in general. As in emotions, stress, or pain.
  2. (Engineering) The quantitative point at which an action is triggered, especially a lower limit
  3. Either end of an airport runway.
The margin of land bordering a body of water.
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  1. The margin of land bordering a body of water.
  2. The upper edge of a steep or vertical slope:
  3. The bank, esp. when steep, of a river or other body of water
Something that indicates a border or limit.
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  1. Something that indicates a border or limit.
  2. The border or limit so indicated.
  3. Any line or thing marking a limit; bound; border
The outside or extreme edge or physical limit; a boundary:
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  1. The outside or extreme edge or physical limit; a boundary:
  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
(Archaic) A point of time designating the beginning or end of a period
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  1. (Archaic) A point of time designating the beginning or end of a period
  2. The end of a normal gestation period:
  3. A stone or post marking a boundary, especially a squared and downward-tapering pillar adorned with a head and upper torso.
The greatest number or amount allowed
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  1. The greatest number or amount allowed
  2. A number or point for which, from a given set of numbers or points, one can choose an arbitrarily close number or point. For example, for the set of all real numbers greater than zero and less than one, the numbers one and zero are limit points, since one can pick a number from the set arbitrarily close to one or zero (even though one and zero are not themselves in the set). Limits form the basis for calculus , where a number L is defined to be the limit approached by a function f(x) as x approaches a if, for every positive number Ɛ, there exists a number ẟ such that | f(x)−L | < Ɛ if 0 < | x−a | < ẟ.
  3. The point, line, or edge where something ends or must end; boundary or border beyond which something ceases to be or to be possible
The operation of shaping or dressing the edge of anything, as of a piece of metal.
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  1. The operation of shaping or dressing the edge of anything, as of a piece of metal.
  2. (Rock climbing) Technique involving the placement of the edge of the climbing shoe on a sharp hold.
  3. Something forming an edge or placed along the edge; fringe, trimming, etc. for a border
The act or process of shaping in or on a mold, or of making molds; the art or occupation of a molder.
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  1. The act or process of shaping in or on a mold, or of making molds; the art or occupation of a molder.
  2. The act or process of one that molds
  3. An embellishment in strip form, made of wood or other structural material, that is used to decorate or finish a surface, such as the wall of a room or building or the surface of a door or piece of furniture.
The topmost edge of a cup, glass, bowl, etc.
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  1. The topmost edge of a cup, glass, bowl, etc.
  2. (Archaic) A rim or edge around a body of water
  3. A projecting rim or edge, especially around the bottom of a hat.
(Botany) The border of a leaf.
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  1. (Botany) The border of a leaf.
  2. A limit in a condition or process, beyond or below which something is no longer possible or acceptable:
  3. A border, edge, or brink
A circular cut made, or a circle of bark cut from, around the trunk or a branch of a tree
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  1. A circular cut made, or a circle of bark cut from, around the trunk or a branch of a tree
  2. A circular band of metal, plastic, etc., used to connect, hang, seal, decorate, etc. a thing or things
  3. (Astron.) A thin, flat, reflective band of orbiting particles, probably ice crystals and dust, encircling a planet, as Saturn or Uranus, along its equatorial plane at altitudes below the Roche limit
The case or border into which a window, door, etc. is set and which serves as a structural support
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  1. The case or border into which a window, door, etc. is set and which serves as a structural support
  2. Basic or skeletal structure around which a thing is built and that gives the thing its shape; framework, as of a house
  3. A single image, as in a comic strip or graphic novel, usually bounded by a rectangular line.
The part within an object or area to the left or right of the observer or of its vertical axis.
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  1. The part within an object or area to the left or right of the observer or of its vertical axis.
  2. One of two or more contrasted parts or places within an area, identified by its location with respect to a center:
  3. The left or right half of the trunk of a human or animal body:
The area enclosed or bounded by an angle formed in this manner:
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  1. The area enclosed or bounded by an angle formed in this manner:
  2. (Boxing) Any of the four areas in the ring where the ropes meet to form 90° angles, esp., either of two such areas at opposite ends of the ring, used by the boxers between rounds for rest and medical attention
  3. (--- Baseball) Either side of home plate, toward or away from the batter.
(--- Basketball) A position in the forecourt beyond the top of the key, usually taken by the point guard.
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  1. (--- Basketball) A position in the forecourt beyond the top of the key, usually taken by the point guard.
  2. (Boxing) One of a number of scoring units awarded to the boxers at the end of each round, used in determining the winner if the fight does not end by knockout or disqualification
  3. An object having a sharp or tapered end:
Any of various knots used to tie one rope to another or to something else
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  1. Any of various knots used to tie one rope to another or to something else
  2. (Heraldry) A diagonal stripe or band on a shield from the upper left to the lower right corner (as seen by the viewer)
  3. (Nautical) The thick planks in a ship's side; wales.
A curve or bend; a turn:
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  1. A curve or bend; a turn:
  2. (Informal) A person who steals or cheats; swindler or thief
  3. A shepherd's staff, with a hook at one end
The course of a ball that curves in a direction away from the dominant hand of the player propelling it, as to the left of a right-handed player.
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  1. The course of a ball that curves in a direction away from the dominant hand of the player propelling it, as to the left of a right-handed player.
  2. A curved piece of metal, wood, etc. fastened to a wall or chain at one end, used to hang things on, raise things up, etc.
  3. A point or spit of land with a sharply curved end.
An acrobatic feat in which the legs are stretched out straight in opposite directions at right angles to the trunk.
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  1. An acrobatic feat in which the legs are stretched out straight in opposite directions at right angles to the trunk.
  2. An arrangement of bowling pins left standing after a bowl, in which two or more pins remain standing with one or more pins between them knocked down.
  3. The feat, esp. in gymnastics, of spreading the legs apart until they lie flat on the floor, etc. in a straight line, the body remaining upright
The upper end of the gaff
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  1. The upper end of the gaff
  2. A tapering part that projects; pointed end or top, as of a cap, roof, etc.
  3. The crest or summit of a hill or mountain ending in a point
(Sports) A deflection or tap of the ball, puck, etc., esp. one that scores a goal
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  1. (Sports) A deflection or tap of the ball, puck, etc., esp. one that scores a goal
  2. The end of a pointed or projecting object.
  3. The pointed, tapering, or rounded end or top of something long and slim
A winding of one thing around another
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  1. A winding of one thing around another
  2. A change or reversal of course or direction
  3. (Golf) The midway point of a round, usually after the ninth hole
The solid, outermost layer of the Earth, lying above the mantle. &diamf3; The crust that includes continents is called continental crust and is about 35.4 to 70 km (22 to 43.4 mi) thick. It consists mostly of rocks, such as granites and granodiorites, that are rich in silica and aluminum, with minor amounts of iron, magnesium, calcium, sodium, and potassium. &diamf3; The crust that includes ocean floors is called oceanic crust and is about 4.8 to 9.7 km (3 to 6 mi) thick. It has a similar composition to that of continental crust, but has higher concentrations of iron, magnesium, and calcium and is denser than continental crust. The predominant type of rock in oceanic crust is basalt.
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  1. The solid, outermost layer of the Earth, lying above the mantle. &diamf3; The crust that includes continents is called continental crust and is about 35.4 to 70 km (22 to 43.4 mi) thick. It consists mostly of rocks, such as granites and granodiorites, that are rich in silica and aluminum, with minor amounts of iron, magnesium, calcium, sodium, and potassium. &diamf3; The crust that includes ocean floors is called oceanic crust and is about 4.8 to 9.7 km (3 to 6 mi) thick. It has a similar composition to that of continental crust, but has higher concentrations of iron, magnesium, and calcium and is denser than continental crust. The predominant type of rock in oceanic crust is basalt.
  2. (Geol.) The solid, rocky outer portion or shell of the earth; lithosphere
  3. A piece of bread consisting mostly of the hard outer portion.
A boundary; limit
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  1. A boundary; limit
  2. An area near, alongside, or enclosed by a boundary
  3. A boundary; a limit:
Such a ridge under the surface of the water near the shore
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  1. Such a ridge under the surface of the water near the shore
  2. A horizontal projection forming a narrow shelf on a wall.
  3. A cut or projection forming a shelf on a cliff or rock wall.
A flexible strip hanging from the base of an air-cushion vehicle.
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  1. A flexible strip hanging from the base of an air-cushion vehicle.
  2. An outer edge; a border or margin:
  3. One of the leather flaps hanging from the side of a saddle.
In humans, the smooth brownish to reddish border of the lip.
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  1. In humans, the smooth brownish to reddish border of the lip.
  2. Either of the two fleshy folds forming the edges of the mouth
  3. The edge on either side of the sound-producing opening of an organ flue pipe
An extension or part distinguished from the main body or group:
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  1. An extension or part distinguished from the main body or group:
  2. (Astronomy) The border or edge of the disk of a heavenly body, especially of the sun or moon.
  3. One of the appendages of an animal, such as an arm of a starfish, the flipper of dolphins, or the arm and leg of a human, used for locomotion or grasping.
The height or level of the bottom edge of a skirt, dress, or coat; a hemline.
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  1. The height or level of the bottom edge of a skirt, dress, or coat; a hemline.
  2. Any border, edge, or margin
  3. An edge or border on a piece of cloth, especially a finished edge, as for a garment or curtain, made by folding an edge under and stitching it down.
A lash or blow producing such a mark.
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  1. A lash or blow producing such a mark.
  2. A strip, as of leather or other material, stitched into a shoe between the sole and the upper.
  3. A strip of material, often folded over a cord, placed at the edge or seam of a garment, cushion, etc. to reinforce or trim it
A line formed by the joining together of any separate pieces; line marking adjoining edges, as of boards
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  1. A line formed by the joining together of any separate pieces; line marking adjoining edges, as of boards
  2. The material between the margin of each of the joined pieces and its outer edge
  3. A similar line, ridge, or groove made by fitting, joining, or lapping together two sections along their edges.
The edge of a fabric, especially one that is woven or knit so that it will not fray, ravel, or curl.
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  1. The edge of a fabric, especially one that is woven or knit so that it will not fray, ravel, or curl.
  2. An ornamental fringe at either end of an Oriental rug.
  3. (Rare) The side plate of a lock through which the bolt passes
A person or thing that terminates
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  1. A person or thing that terminates
  2. A sequence of nucleotides that signals the end of transcription or translation and the completion of the synthesis of a nucleic acid or protein molecule.
  3. The line dividing the illuminated and dark parts of the disk of the moon or a planet
An outer edge; border; margin
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  1. An outer edge; border; margin
  2. A decorative border or edging of hanging threads, cords, or strips, often attached to a separate band.
  3. A border or trimming of cords or threads, hanging loose or tied in bunches
Any unnecessary ornament; superfluous thing added for show
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  1. Any unnecessary ornament; superfluous thing added for show
  2. (Photog.) A wrinkling of the edge of a film, plate, etc.
  3. An edging or trimming of lace, etc., gathered or pleated and attached along one edge but free at the other; ruffle
A projecting rim or collar on a wheel, pipe, rail, etc., that serves to hold it in place, give it strength, guide it, or attach it to something else
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  1. A projecting rim or collar on a wheel, pipe, rail, etc., that serves to hold it in place, give it strength, guide it, or attach it to something else
  2. A wide edge on a pillow, placemat, or other fabric object, especially a piece of fabric or ribbon extending from the outer seam.
  3. A protruding rim, edge, rib, or collar, as on a wheel or a pipe shaft, used to strengthen an object, hold it in place, or attach it to another object.
The act or motion of flouncing.
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  1. The act or motion of flouncing.
  2. A piece of cloth, often gathered or pleated, sewn on by its upper edge to a skirt, sleeve, etc.; wide, ornamental ruffle
  3. A strip of decorative, usually gathered or pleated material attached by one edge, as on a garment or curtain.
A series of names, words, numbers, etc. set forth in order; catalog, roll, etc.
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  1. A series of names, words, numbers, etc. set forth in order; catalog, roll, etc.
  2. A considerable number; a long series:
  3. An inclination to one side, as of a ship; a tilt.
In securities, the action of having a corporation’s securities registered and traded on a particular exchange.
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  1. In securities, the action of having a corporation’s securities registered and traded on a particular exchange.
  2. In real estate, the action of registering a house, building, or land with a broker for sale.
  3. A physical manifestation of a single item in a list; as a single twenty page (bound) listing.
The action of a person who trims
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  1. The action of a person who trims
  2. The act of one that trims.
  3. The side dishes of a meal
A pout, grimace, or similar expression:
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  1. A pout, grimace, or similar expression:
  2. The part of a river, stream, etc. where the water empties into another body of water
  3. The cavity lying at the upper end of the digestive tract, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in humans and certain other vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth.
Land; country:
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  1. Land; country:
  2. The land along the edge of an ocean, sea, lake, or river; a coast.
  3. Land at or near the edge of a body of water, esp. along an ocean, large lake, etc.
Land at the edge of a body of water; shore, esp. ocean shore
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  1. Land at the edge of a body of water; shore, esp. ocean shore
  2. Any one of the threads, fibers, wires, etc. that are twisted together to form a length of string, rope, or cable
  3. A thoroughfare in west-central London, England, running parallel to the northern bank of the Thames River and eastward from Trafalgar Square in the West End to the City of London. Among its well-known fixtures is the Savoy Hotel.
(--- Chiefly British) A low wall, often of sod, dividing or enclosing lands.
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  1. (--- Chiefly British) A low wall, often of sod, dividing or enclosing lands.
  2. An embankment or dam made to prevent flooding by the sea or by a river
  3. A body of igneous rock that cuts across the structure of adjoining rock, usually as a result of the intrusion of magma. Dikes are often of a different composition from the rock they cut across. They are usually on the order of centimeters to meters across and up to tens of kilometers long.
(Nautical) A stone or concrete structure on navigable water used for loading and unloading vessels; a wharf.
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  1. (Nautical) A stone or concrete structure on navigable water used for loading and unloading vessels; a wharf.
  2. A wharf or reinforced bank for the loading or unloading of ships or boats.
  3. A wharf, usually of concrete or stone, for use in loading and unloading ships
The slope of land adjoining a body of water, especially adjoining a river, lake, or channel.
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  1. The slope of land adjoining a body of water, especially adjoining a river, lake, or channel.
  2. A supply or stock for future or emergency use:
  3. (Mining) The face or top end of a body of ore
An area of shore as a place for swimming, sunbathing, etc.
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  1. An area of shore as a place for swimming, sunbathing, etc.
  2. A nearly level stretch of pebbles and sand beside a sea, lake, etc., often washed by high water; sandy shore; strand
  3. The area of accumulated sand, stone, or gravel deposited along a shore by the action of waves and tides. Beaches usually slope gently toward the body of water they border and have a concave shape. They extend landward from the low water line to the point where there is a distinct change in material (as in a line of vegetation) or in land features (as in a cliff).
A pier where ships or boats are tied up and loaded or unloaded.
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  1. A pier where ships or boats are tied up and loaded or unloaded.
  2. (Obs.) A bank at the water's edge; shore
  3. A structure of wood or stone, sometimes roofed over, built at the shore of a harbor, river, etc. for ships to lie alongside, as during loading or unloading; pier; dock
An area along a commercial waterfront having docks or piers.
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  1. An area along a commercial waterfront having docks or piers.
  2. A platform extending from a shore over water and supported by piles or pillars, used to secure, protect, and provide access to a boat or ship.
  3. The area of water between two piers or alongside a pier that receives a vessel for loading, unloading, or repairs:
The amount of an element, compound, or other substance that has the same number of basic particles as 12 grams of Carbon-12. The number of particles making up a mole is Avogadro's number. For elements and compounds, the mass of one mole, in grams, is roughly equal to the atomic or molecular weight of the substance. For example, carbon dioxide, CO2 , has a molecular weight of 44; therefore, one mole of it weighs 44 grams.
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  1. The amount of an element, compound, or other substance that has the same number of basic particles as 12 grams of Carbon-12. The number of particles making up a mole is Avogadro's number. For elements and compounds, the mass of one mole, in grams, is roughly equal to the atomic or molecular weight of the substance. For example, carbon dioxide, CO2 , has a molecular weight of 44; therefore, one mole of it weighs 44 grams.
  2. Any of various small insectivorous mammals of the family Talpidae of North America and Eurasia, usually living underground and having a thickset body with light brown to dark gray silky fur, strong forefeet for burrowing, and often rudimentary eyes.
  3. A massive, usually stone wall constructed in the sea, used as a breakwater and built to enclose or protect an anchorage or a harbor.
A concrete border or row of joined stones forming part of a gutter along the edge of a street.
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  1. A concrete border or row of joined stones forming part of a gutter along the edge of a street.
  2. A chain or strap passed around a horse's lower jaw and attached to the bit: the curb checks the horse by causing it to lower its head when the reins are pulled
  3. The stone or concrete edging forming a gutter along a street
The top, as of a hill or wave.
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  1. The top, as of a hill or wave.
  2. A usually ornamental tuft, ridge, or similar projection on the head of a bird or other animal.
  3. The top of anything, or the line or surface along the top; summit; ridge
The outermost layer of meat and fat on a roast or steak
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  1. The outermost layer of meat and fat on a roast or steak
  2. A deckle edge.
  3. A removable wooden frame used as an edging for the four sides of a sheet mold in making paper by hand
A nearly horizontal or landward-sloping portion of a beach, formed by the deposition of sediment by storm waves.
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  1. A nearly horizontal or landward-sloping portion of a beach, formed by the deposition of sediment by storm waves.
  2. A narrow ledge or path as at the top or bottom of a slope, or along a beach
  3. A raised bank or path, especially the bank of a canal opposite the towpath.
(Anatomy) The crease or hollow at the junction of the inner part of each thigh with the trunk, together with the adjacent region and often including the external genitals.
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  1. (Anatomy) The crease or hollow at the junction of the inner part of each thigh with the trunk, together with the adjacent region and often including the external genitals.
  2. A small jetty extending from a shore to protect a beach against erosion or to trap shifting sands.
  3. A strong, low sea wall built at a right angle to the coast to reduce shoreline erosion, esp. of a beach
(Archit.) The edge made by two straight or curved surfaces coming together at an angle, as in a molding
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  1. (Archit.) The edge made by two straight or curved surfaces coming together at an angle, as in a molding
The upper edge of the side of a ship or boat
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  1. The upper edge of the side of a ship or boat
An outside surface, esp. that of a rounded object or body
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  1. An outside surface, esp. that of a rounded object or body
  2. A line that forms the boundary of an area; a perimeter.
  3. A boundary line, esp. that of a rounded figure; perimeter
The length of such a boundary. The circumference of a circle is computed by multiplying the diameter by pi.
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  1. The length of such a boundary. The circumference of a circle is computed by multiplying the diameter by pi.
  2. The boundary line of a circle.
  3. The boundary line of a figure, area, or object.
The length of such a line.
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  1. The length of such a line.
  2. (Mil.) A boundary strip where defenses are set up
  3. The sum of the lengths of the segments that form the sides of a polygon.
(Slang) A knife, often, specif., a switchblade knife, intended or used as a weapon
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  1. (Slang) A knife, often, specif., a switchblade knife, intended or used as a weapon
  2. A broad, flat section or surface, as of an oar, propeller arm, or rotary vane
  3. An arm of a rotating mechanism:
The most advanced or innovative position; the avant-garde
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  1. The most advanced or innovative position; the avant-garde
  2. The effective or decisive element
  3. The leading or most important position; forefront; vanguard
The position of advantage or control
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  1. The position of advantage or control
A disadvantage or inconvenience.
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  1. A disadvantage or inconvenience.
  2. Something that prevents, hampers, or hinders.
  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. (Sports) A start before other contestants in a race.
  3. (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.
In a trim manner.
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  1. In a trim manner.
  2. To remove the excess or unwanted parts from:
  3. To decorate, especially by adding a border or contrasting element:
To provide with a border
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  1. To provide with a border
  2. To put a border on.
  3. To extend along the edge of; bound
To decorate with or as with fringe
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  1. To decorate with or as with fringe
  2. To be a fringe for; line
  3. To decorate with or as if with a fringe:
To fasten or wrap by encircling, as with a belt or ribbon:
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  1. To fasten or wrap by encircling, as with a belt or ribbon:
  2. To strengthen, secure, or ornament the edges of by a band, as of tape
  3. To furnish with an edge or border for protection, reinforcement, or ornamentation.
A flat bone
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  1. A flat bone
  2. A broad, flat section or surface, as of an oar, propeller arm, or rotary vane
  3. An arm of a rotating mechanism:
An amount of food taken into the mouth at one time; a mouthful.
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  1. An amount of food taken into the mouth at one time; a mouthful.
  2. A skin wound or puncture produced by an animal's teeth or mouthparts:
  3. A wound, bruise, or sting from biting
(Of food etc) pungency or acidity
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  1. (Of food etc) pungency or acidity
  2. (Of an image) distinctness, focus
  3. (Countable) The product or result of being sharp.
The wound or pain caused by stinging.
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  1. The wound or pain caused by stinging.
  2. A sharp, piercing organ or part, often ejecting a venomous secretion, as the modified ovipositor of a bee or wasp or the spine of certain fishes.
  3. A keen stimulus or incitement; a goad or spur:
An edge or a part near an edge; margin; side
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  1. An edge or a part near an edge; margin; side
  2. An ornamental strip of flowers or shrubs along the edge of a garden, walk, etc.
  3. The line or frontier area separating political divisions or geographic regions; a boundary.
An indefinite area intermediate between two qualities or conditions:
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  1. An indefinite area intermediate between two qualities or conditions:
  2. A boundary or accepted division; a border.
  3. A line that establishes or marks a border.
A projecting rim or edge, especially around the bottom of a hat.
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  1. A projecting rim or edge, especially around the bottom of a hat.
  2. The topmost edge of a cup, glass, bowl, etc.
  3. The uppermost edge of a hollow container or natural basin.
The margin of land bordering a body of water.
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  1. The margin of land bordering a body of water.
  2. The bank, esp. when steep, of a river or other body of water
  3. The upper edge of a steep or vertical slope:
The operation of shaping or dressing the edge of anything, as of a piece of metal.
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  1. The operation of shaping or dressing the edge of anything, as of a piece of metal.
  2. (Rock climbing) Technique involving the placement of the edge of the climbing shoe on a sharp hold.
  3. Something forming an edge or placed along the edge; fringe, trimming, etc. for a border
A decorative border or edging of hanging threads, cords, or strips, often attached to a separate band.
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  1. A decorative border or edging of hanging threads, cords, or strips, often attached to a separate band.
  2. A border or trimming of cords or threads, hanging loose or tied in bunches
  3. An outer edge; border; margin
An edge and the area immediately adjacent to it; a border.
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  1. An edge and the area immediately adjacent to it; a border.
  2. A border, edge, or brink
  3. (Botany) The border of a leaf.
A line that forms the boundary of an area; a perimeter.
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  1. A line that forms the boundary of an area; a perimeter.
  2. The area along a boundary; the margin.
  3. A boundary line, esp. that of a rounded figure; perimeter
The metal flange surrounding the wheel of an automotive vehicle, on which the tire is mounted
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  1. The metal flange surrounding the wheel of an automotive vehicle, on which the tire is mounted
  2. The outer, circular part of a wheel
  3. An edge, border, or margin, esp. of something circular; often, a raised or projecting edge or border
(--- Architecture) The edge of the tiling that projects over a roof gable.
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  1. (--- Architecture) The edge of the tiling that projects over a roof gable.
  2. (--- Brit.) A grassy border, as along a road
  3. An edge or margin; a border.
The length of such a line.
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  1. The length of such a line.
  2. The outer boundary of a figure or area
  3. (Mil.) A boundary strip where defenses are set up
Surrounding area; vicinity
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  1. Surrounding area; vicinity
  2. The districts surrounding a town or city; suburbs or outskirts
  3. A surrounding area, especially of a city.
A decorative border or edging of hanging threads, cords, or strips, often attached to a separate band.
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  1. A decorative border or edging of hanging threads, cords, or strips, often attached to a separate band.
  2. Anything like this
  3. A border or trimming of cords or threads, hanging loose or tied in bunches
The part or region remote from a central district, as of a city or town:
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  1. The part or region remote from a central district, as of a city or town:
  2. A more remote part of a town or city; the periphery, environs; a suburb
A flexible strip hanging from the base of an air-cushion vehicle.
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  1. A flexible strip hanging from the base of an air-cushion vehicle.
  2. An outer edge; a border or margin:
  3. A spray skirt.
A region made up of such districts
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  1. A region made up of such districts
  2. The usually residential region around a major city; the environs.
A boundary or accepted division; a border.
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  1. A boundary or accepted division; a border.
  2. A line that establishes or marks a border.
  3. An indefinite area intermediate between two qualities or conditions:
The bank, esp. when steep, of a river or other body of water
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  1. The bank, esp. when steep, of a river or other body of water
  2. The margin of land bordering a body of water.
  3. The point at which something is likely to begin; the verge:
The interval of time immediately before a given occurrence; the verge:
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  1. The interval of time immediately before a given occurrence; the verge:
  2. (--- Anthrop.) A stone, piece of flint, etc. worked manually to a sharp point, as for an arrowhead or spearhead
  3. (Linguistics) A vowel point.
The point that must be exceeded to begin producing a given effect or result or to elicit a response:
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  1. The point that must be exceeded to begin producing a given effect or result or to elicit a response:
  2. (Physiol., Psychol.) The point at which a stimulus is just strong enough to be perceived or to produce a response
  3. (Engineering) The quantitative point at which an action is triggered, especially a lower limit
An enclosing line or border; boundary, esp. of something more or less circular
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  1. An enclosing line or border; boundary, esp. of something more or less circular
  2. (Eng. Feudal Law) A rod held in the hand by a feudal tenant as he swore fealty to his lord
  3. The point beyond which an action, state, or condition is likely to begin or occur; the brink:
A beneficial factor or combination of factors:
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  1. A beneficial factor or combination of factors:
  2. Benefit or profit; gain:
  3. A relatively favorable position; superiority of means:
A superior, as in standing, competence, or intelligence:
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  1. A superior, as in standing, competence, or intelligence:
  2. The thing, condition, circumstance, action, etc. that is more excellent, more suitable, etc.
  3. Advantage
A sudden, usually temporary increase in number or quantity:
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  1. A sudden, usually temporary increase in number or quantity:
  2. (Informal) A sudden increase in size, value, etc.
  3. (Informal) Advantage or margin of advantage
One that attracts interest, customers, or spectators:
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  1. One that attracts interest, customers, or spectators:
  2. (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
  3. A special advantage; an edge:
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. (Slang) A place that is used for the clandestine depositing or holding of secret messages, of something stolen or illegal, etc.
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.
The position of advantage or control
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  1. The position of advantage or control
A place or position affording a good view; a vantage point.
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  1. A place or position affording a good view; a vantage point.
  2. A position, condition, or opportunity that is likely to provide superiority or an advantage.
  3. A superior or more favorable situation or opportunity; gain; profit; advantage.
(Informal) An advantageous position, as in a competition.
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  1. (Informal) An advantageous position, as in a competition.
  2. The inner, shorter way around an oval racetrack
  3. (Informal) A favorable position or advantage
(Computers) A movement from one set of instructions to another.
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  1. (Computers) A movement from one set of instructions to another.
  2. A step or level:
  3. (Informal) An initial competitive advantage; a head start:
To make sharp or pointed
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  1. To make sharp or pointed
  2. To sharpen or taper.
To develop or improve
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  1. To develop or improve
  2. To sharpen on a fine-grained whetstone.
  3. To sharpen with or as with a hone
To make or become sharp or sharper.
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  1. To make or become sharp or sharper.
To make more keen; stimulate:
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  1. To make more keen; stimulate:
  2. To sharpen (a knife, for example); hone.
  3. To sharpen by rubbing or grinding (the edge of a knife or tool); hone
To provide with a border
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  1. To provide with a border
  2. To put a border on.
  3. To extend along the edge of; bound
To border on another place, state, or country.
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  1. To border on another place, state, or country.
  2. Simple past tense and past participle of bind
  3. To be a limit or boundary to
To decorate with or as with fringe
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  1. To decorate with or as with fringe
  2. To be a fringe for; line
  3. To decorate with or as if with a fringe:
To provide with a margin or border; be a margin to; border
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  1. To provide with a margin or border; be a margin to; border
  2. To deposit margin for:
  3. To be a margin to; border.
To roll around the rim of
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  1. To roll around the rim of
  2. To put around or along a rim
To move along the edge of or pass around rather than through
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  1. To move along the edge of or pass around rather than through
  2. To lie along, move along, or be an edge or a border.
  3. To lie along or form the edge of; border:
To be on or as if on the verge, edge, brink, or border: usually with on or upon
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  1. To be on or as if on the verge, edge, brink, or border: usually with on or upon
  2. To slope or incline.
  3. To be on the edge or border:
To lessen in tension, speed, pain, etc.
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  1. To lessen in tension, speed, pain, etc.
  2. To slacken the strain, pressure, or tension of; loosen:
  3. To alleviate; assuage:
To move sideways, as in an unobtrusive, stealthy, or shy manner
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  1. To move sideways, as in an unobtrusive, stealthy, or shy manner
  2. To advance in an unobtrusive, furtive, or coy way:
  3. To cause to move sideways:
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  1. To introduce or insert surreptitiously or without warrant.
  2. To pass off as genuine, valuable, or worthy:
  3. To impose (something or someone unwanted) upon another by coercion or trickery:
To cause (a liquid, for example) to permeate a substance by passing through its interstices or pores.
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  1. To cause (a liquid, for example) to permeate a substance by passing through its interstices or pores.
  2. To penetrate, or cause to penetrate (a region or group) gradually or stealthily, so as to attack or to seize control from within
  3. To pass, or cause (individual troops) to pass, through weak places in the enemy's lines in order to attack the enemy's flanks or rear
To cause (oneself) to be involved or accepted by subtle and artful means:
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  1. To cause (oneself) to be involved or accepted by subtle and artful means:
  2. To express or otherwise convey (a thought, for example) in an indirect or insidious way.
  3. To introduce or work into gradually, indirectly, and artfully
To become wound:
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  1. To become wound:
  2. To turn (a crank, for example) in a series of circular motions.
  3. To proceed on (one's way) with a curving or twisting course.
To make productive; cultivate:
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  1. To make productive; cultivate:
  2. To bring to a specified condition by gradual or repeated effort or work:
  3. To function; operate:
To insinuate (oneself) into a situation, conversation, etc.
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  1. To insinuate (oneself) into a situation, conversation, etc.
  2. Any of various invertebrate animals having a soft, long body that is round or flattened and usually lacks limbs. The term worm is used variously to refer to the segmented worms (or annelids, such as the earthworm), roundworms (or nematodes), flatworms (or platyhelminths), and various other groups.
  3. To work (one's way or oneself) subtly or gradually; insinuate:
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