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Impression or appearance made:
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  1. Impression or appearance made:
  2. The shape or form of a human body:
  3. An artistic design in fabrics, etc.; pattern
A superficial aspect; a semblance:
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  1. A superficial aspect; a semblance:
  2. The act or an instance of coming into public view:
  3. The look or outward aspect of a person or thing
A proposed or intended course of action:
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  1. A proposed or intended course of action:
  2. A systematic arrangement of elements or important parts; a configuration or outline:
  3. A scheme or program for making, doing, or arranging something; project, design, schedule, etc.
(Music) An adaptation of a piece of music for other instruments, or in another style.
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  1. (Music) An adaptation of a piece of music for other instruments, or in another style.
  2. Something made by arranging parts in a particular way
  3. (Music) Adaptation of a composition to other instruments or voices than those for which it was originally written, or to the style of a certain band or orchestra
A plan; scheme; project
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  1. A plan; scheme; project
  2. The arrangement of parts, details, form, color, etc. so as to produce an artistic unit; artistic invention
  3. A particular plan or method:
(Film industry) A prose telling of a story intended to be turned into a screenplay; generally longer and more detailed than a treatment.
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  1. (Film industry) A prose telling of a story intended to be turned into a screenplay; generally longer and more detailed than a treatment.
  2. A preliminary plan for a project.
  3. A style of drawing in which objects are delineated in contours without shading.
The state of being conformed; agreement; hence; structure, as depending on the arrangement of parts; form; arrangement.
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  1. The state of being conformed; agreement; hence; structure, as depending on the arrangement of parts; form; arrangement.
  2. One of the spatial arrangements of atoms in a molecule that can come about through free rotation of the atoms about a chemical bond.
  3. The structure or form of a thing as determined by such arrangements; specif., the shape or outline, as of an animal
Relative position or aspect of the planets; the face of the horoscope, according to the relative positions of the planets at any time.
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  1. Relative position or aspect of the planets; the face of the horoscope, according to the relative positions of the planets at any time.
  2. Form, as depending on the relative disposition of the parts of a thing's shape; figure; form factor.
  3. (--- Computers) The way in which a computer system or network is set up or connected.
The act or process of forming something or of taking form.
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  1. The act or process of forming something or of taking form.
  2. (Geol.) A rock unit distinguished from adjacent deposits by some common character, as composition, origin, type of fossil, etc.
  3. The manner or style in which something is formed; structure:
Something built or constructed, as a building or dam
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  1. Something built or constructed, as a building or dam
  2. Something composed of interrelated parts forming an organism or an organization
  3. Something made up of a number of parts that are held or put together in a particular way:
Specific or characteristic manner of expression, execution, construction, or design, in any art, period, work, employment, etc.
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  1. Specific or characteristic manner of expression, execution, construction, or design, in any art, period, work, employment, etc.
  2. The way in which something is said, done, expressed, or performed:
  3. A customary manner of presenting printed material, including usage, punctuation, spelling, typography, and arrangement:
The attitude adopted in confronting or dealing with a particular situation
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  1. The attitude adopted in confronting or dealing with a particular situation
  2. The attitude or position of a standing person or animal, especially the position assumed by an athlete preparatory to action.
  3. The way a person or animal stands; standing posture, with special reference to placement of the feet, as the posture of a golfer, baseball batter, etc.
The process of interpreting, or the interpretation of, a constitution, statute, or instrument. See also legislative history and intent. The process of interpreting, or the interpretation of, a constitution, statute, or instrument. See also legislative history and intent.
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  1. The process of interpreting, or the interpretation of, a constitution, statute, or instrument. See also legislative history and intent. The process of interpreting, or the interpretation of, a constitution, statute, or instrument. See also legislative history and intent.
  2. A three-dimensional work of art, usually nonrepresentational and constructed of more than one material
  3. The way in which something is built or put together:
Manner or mode; way:
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  1. Manner or mode; way:
  2. Shape or form; configuration:
  3. The current style or mode of dress, speech, conduct, etc.
A manner, way, or method of doing something, experiencing something, or acting:
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  1. A manner, way, or method of doing something, experiencing something, or acting:
  2. (Philosophy) The particular appearance, form, or manner in which an underlying substance, or a permanent aspect or attribute of it, is manifested.
  3. The current or customary fashion or style:
An orderly plan or arrangement of related parts:
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  1. An orderly plan or arrangement of related parts:
  2. A secret or devious plan; a plot:
  3. An orderly combination of things on a definite plan; system
A structure for supporting or enclosing something else, especially a skeletal support used as the basis for something being constructed.
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  1. A structure for supporting or enclosing something else, especially a skeletal support used as the basis for something being constructed.
  2. (Figuratively, especially in, computing) A basic conceptual structure.
  3. (Literally) The arrangement of support beams that represent a building's general shape and size.
(--- Linguistics) The distinctive rising and falling patterns of pitch, tone, or stress.
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  1. (--- Linguistics) The distinctive rising and falling patterns of pitch, tone, or stress.
  2. (Linguistics) a speech sound which behaves as a single segment, but which makes an internal transition from one quality, place, or manner to another.
  3. The general shape or form of a figure, configuration, etc.
A degree of exposure to or contact with others, esp. the public
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  1. A degree of exposure to or contact with others, esp. the public
  2. A formal summary or analysis of data, as of blood, representing distinctive features or characteristics, often in the form of a graph or table.
  3. A set of characteristics developed for use in identifying a particular person or thing as likely to belong to a certain group, to engage in a certain activity, etc.
An outline, esp. a profile portrait, made either by cutting from black paper and fixing on a light background, or by drawing and then filling in with a solid color
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  1. An outline, esp. a profile portrait, made either by cutting from black paper and fixing on a light background, or by drawing and then filling in with a solid color
  2. The outline of a figure, garment, etc.; contour
  3. A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.
Something reduced to its basic or minimal parts.
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  1. Something reduced to its basic or minimal parts.
  2. The internal structure of vertebrate animals, composed of bone or cartilage, that supports the body, serves as a framework for the attachment of muscles, and protects the vital organs and associated structures.
  3. A sport in which a person glides down an icy track head-first lying on one's stomach on a compact, simple sled that lacks steering or brakes.
The structure of an organism or body
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  1. The structure of an organism or body
  2. The science of the shape and structure of organisms and their parts.
  3. The dissecting of an animal or plant in order to determine the position, structure, etc. of its parts
The way in which parts are joined together
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  1. The way in which parts are joined together
  2. A speech sound, especially a consonant.
  3. (Music) A particular manner of playing or singing a passage or piece
The physical aspect of a person as opposed to the spirit; the flesh.
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  1. The physical aspect of a person as opposed to the spirit; the flesh.
  2. The entire material or physical structure of an organism, especially of a human or animal.
  3. Consistency of substance, as in paint, textiles, or wine:
An open structure or rim for encasing, holding, or bordering:
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  1. An open structure or rim for encasing, holding, or bordering:
  2. The rectangular image on a film screen, or the particular objects or activity focused on by the camera
  3. The structure or physique of a human or animal body:
Any unfinished or fragmentary piece of work
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  1. Any unfinished or fragmentary piece of work
  2. The trunk of a statue of the nude human figure, esp. of such a statue lacking the head and full limbs
  3. The trunk of the human body
A way or method in which something is done or happens; mode or fashion of procedure
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  1. A way or method in which something is done or happens; mode or fashion of procedure
  2. Characteristic style or method in art, music, literature, etc.
  3. Kind; sort:
The current or customary fashion or style:
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  1. The current or customary fashion or style:
  2. A manner, way, or method of doing something, experiencing something, or acting:
  3. (Philosophy) The particular appearance, form, or manner in which an underlying substance, or a permanent aspect or attribute of it, is manifested.
A traditional practice or usual way of doing something followed by a social group or people.
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  1. A traditional practice or usual way of doing something followed by a social group or people.
  2. Habitual patronage, as of a store:
  3. Habitual manner or practice:
A usually repeating artistic or decorative design:
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  1. A usually repeating artistic or decorative design:
  2. A composite of traits or features characteristic of an individual or a group:
  3. A model or plan used as a guide in making things; set of forms to the shape of which material is cut for assembly into the finished article
A person employed to display clothes by wearing them
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  1. A person employed to display clothes by wearing them
  2. A style or design of an item:
  3. A schematic description or representation of something, especially a system or phenomenon, that accounts for its properties and is used to study its characteristics:
A small, marked cube used in games of chance
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  1. A small, marked cube used in games of chance
  2. An engraved metal piece used for impressing a design onto a softer metal, as in coining money.
  3. A small cube marked on each side with from one to six dots, usually used in pairs in gambling and in various other games.
A program for performing such a task
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  1. A program for performing such a task
  2. (Comput.) Any specific task, as billing, inventory, or Web interface, to be performed by a program
  3. (Computers) A computer program designed for a specific task or use.
A written or printed form used in gathering information on some subject or subjects, consisting of a set of questions to be submitted to one or more persons
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  1. A written or printed form used in gathering information on some subject or subjects, consisting of a set of questions to be submitted to one or more persons
(Games) An unmarked piece or portion of a piece, as a domino tile, whose value may be determined by the holder.
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  1. (Games) An unmarked piece or portion of a piece, as a domino tile, whose value may be determined by the holder.
  2. Something without information or thought:
  3. A manufactured article of a standard shape or form that is ready for final processing, as by stamping or cutting:
Any data that can be stored in and retrieved from a computer
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  1. Any data that can be stored in and retrieved from a computer
  2. A person or agency answering questions as a service to others
  3. The act of informing or the condition of being informed; communication of knowledge:
A letter that is written generically with blanks to be filled in with individual details, often sent in bulk, and frequently regarded as impersonal.
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  1. A letter that is written generically with blanks to be filled in with individual details, often sent in bulk, and frequently regarded as impersonal.
An identical copy; a facsimile.
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  1. An identical copy; a facsimile.
  2. (Games) A card game in which partnerships or teams play the same deals and compare scores at the end.
  3. An exact copy or reproduction; replica; facsimile
Something representing a class or type; example; sample
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  1. Something representing a class or type; example; sample
  2. A composite of traits or features characteristic of an individual or a group:
  3. A model or plan used as a guide in making things; set of forms to the shape of which material is cut for assembly into the finished article
A group of facts about something, set up in the form of a diagram, table, graph, etc.
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  1. A group of facts about something, set up in the form of a diagram, table, graph, etc.
  2. A map showing coastlines, water depths, or other information of use to navigators.
  3. An outline map on which specific information, such as scientific data, can be plotted.
A punch card.
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  1. A punch card.
  2. One used for recording information in a file:
  3. Any of a series of cards on which information is recorded
A spoken or written account of an event, usually presented in detail:
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  1. A spoken or written account of an event, usually presented in detail:
  2. An explosive noise:
  3. A formal account of the proceedings or transactions of a group:
Any practice, action, or procedure performed or observed regularly, consistently, etc.
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  1. Any practice, action, or procedure performed or observed regularly, consistently, etc.
  2. (Zoology) A set of actions that an animal performs in a fixed sequence, often as a means of communication:
  3. A ceremony in which the actions and wording follow a prescribed form and order.
Rigorous or ceremonious adherence to established forms, rules, or customs.
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  1. Rigorous or ceremonious adherence to established forms, rules, or customs.
  2. An established form, rule, or custom, especially one followed merely for the sake of procedure or decorum.
  3. A formal or conventional act or requirement; ceremony or form, often without practical meaning
The tradition or body of such practices:
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  1. The tradition or body of such practices:
  2. Habitual patronage, as of a store:
  3. Habitual manner or practice:
The act or process of making; esp., manufacture
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  1. The act or process of making; esp., manufacture
  2. (Elec.) The closing of a circuit by making contact
  3. The physical nature or build of an animal or person:
A person; an individual:
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  1. A person; an individual:
  2. (Computers) An operation that arranges data in a specified way:
  3. Any group of persons or things related by having something in common; kind; class
The period during which such a group meets:
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  1. The period during which such a group meets:
  2. An identifiable group of individuals that a regulation or statute deals with or acts upon differently than it does other people. If the group is identified by gender, race, national origin, or religion, such a group is called a protected class or a suspect class. See also suspect classification.
  3. (--- Informal) Elegance of style, taste, and manner:
A body of persons organized for some specific purpose, as a club, union, or society
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  1. A body of persons organized for some specific purpose, as a club, union, or society
  2. A group of persons organized for a particular purpose; an association or business.
  3. The administrative personnel of such a structure:
The state of being placed or arranged.
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  1. The state of being placed or arranged.
  2. Location or arrangement
  3. The act of matching a person with a job
An orderly combination of things on a definite plan; system
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  1. An orderly combination of things on a definite plan; system
  2. An orderly plan or arrangement of related parts:
  3. A secret or devious plan; a plot:
Characteristic appearance, form, or manner of growth, especially of a plant or crystal:
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  1. Characteristic appearance, form, or manner of growth, especially of a plant or crystal:
  2. A distinctive set of clothing or style of dressing, especially of a religious order.
  3. A thing done often and hence, usually, done easily; practice; custom
Exercise of an occupation or profession:
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  1. Exercise of an occupation or profession:
  2. The business of a professional person:
  3. A session of preparation or performance undertaken to acquire or polish a skill:
Long-continued or established practice; habitual or customary use or way of acting; custom; habit
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  1. Long-continued or established practice; habitual or customary use or way of acting; custom; habit
  2. Habitual or accepted practice:
  3. Habit or accepted practice
To form into a particular shape; give shape to:
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  1. To form into a particular shape; give shape to:
  2. To make or become moldy
  3. Any of various fungi that often form a fuzzy growth (called a mycelium ) on the surface of organic matter. Some molds cause food to spoil, but others are beneficial, such as those used to make certain cheeses and those from which antibiotics like penicillin are developed. The molds do not form a distinct phylogenetic grouping but belong to various phyla including the ascomycetes and the zygomycetes.
To arrange, fashion, express, or devise (a plan, answer, etc.) in definite form
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  1. To arrange, fashion, express, or devise (a plan, answer, etc.) in definite form
  2. To give a particular form to (a material):
  3. To give definite shape to; make, as by cutting or molding material
To cover or ornament with a design or pattern.
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  1. To cover or ornament with a design or pattern.
  2. To make, mold, or design by following a pattern:
  3. To make, do, shape, or plan in imitation of a model or pattern
To work or serve as a model, as in wearing clothes for display or serving as the subject of an artist.
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  1. To work or serve as a model, as in wearing clothes for display or serving as the subject of an artist.
  2. In painting, drawing, etc., to create a three-dimensional image of on a flat surface through the use of color, shading, etc.
  3. To make or construct a descriptive or representational model of:
(Music) To adapt (a composition) to other instruments or voices than those for which it was written, or to the style of a certain band or orchestra
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  1. (Music) To adapt (a composition) to other instruments or voices than those for which it was written, or to the style of a certain band or orchestra
  2. To come to an agreement:
  3. To cause something to happen or make plans for something to happen:
To cause or force
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  1. To cause or force
  2. To get ready or set in order for use:
  3. To bring into existence by shaping, modifying, or putting together material; construct:
To indicate broadly without great detail; sketch. Often used with out:
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  1. To indicate broadly without great detail; sketch. Often used with out:
  2. (--- Medicine) To interrupt or obstruct the functioning of (a physiological process), especially by the use of drugs.
  3. (--- Sports) To prevent or slow the movement of (an opponent) by using one's body, as by making a block in football.
To train or influence into a particular state or character:
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  1. To train or influence into a particular state or character:
  2. To fit; accommodate (to)
  3. To make in a certain way; give a certain form to; shape; mold
To build, form, or devise by fitting parts or elements together systematically
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  1. To build, form, or devise by fitting parts or elements together systematically
  2. (Geom.) To draw (a figure) so as to meet the specified requirements
  3. To create (an argument or a sentence, for example) by systematically arranging ideas or terms.
(Law) To transmit or give (real property) by will.
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  1. (Law) To transmit or give (real property) by will.
  2. (Archaic) To make secret plans for; plot
  3. To work out or create (something) by thinking; contrive; plan; invent
To have as a specific aim or purpose; intend:
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  1. To have as a specific aim or purpose; intend:
  2. To devise a scheme for doing, making, or arranging
  3. To make a plan of (a structure, piece of ground, etc.)
To plan and carry out, esp. by artistic arrangement or in a skillful way
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  1. To plan and carry out, esp. by artistic arrangement or in a skillful way
  2. To make a graphic or schematic representation of (something), especially as a plan for its structure:
  3. To make original plans, sketches, patterns, etc.; work as a designer
To think up; devise; scheme; plan
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  1. To think up; devise; scheme; plan
  2. To bring about, as by scheming; manage:
  3. To invent, to make devices; to form designs especially by improvisation.
To make or manufacture
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  1. To make or manufacture
  2. To bring into being; create
  3. To make or yield products or a product:
To think out or produce (a new device, process, etc.); originate, as by experiment; devise for the first time
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  1. To think out or produce (a new device, process, etc.); originate, as by experiment; devise for the first time
  2. To produce or contrive (something previously unknown) by the use of ingenuity or imagination.
  3. To make up; fabricate:
To adapt for a particular use; adjust; fit
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  1. To adapt for a particular use; adjust; fit
  2. To shape, fashion, or form, usually according to a pattern; design
  3. (Informal) To falsify evidence, testimony, etc. beforehand in order to make (an innocent person) appear guilty
To contrive a plan or scheme for; plot:
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  1. To contrive a plan or scheme for; plot:
  2. To plan in a deceitful way; plot
  3. To make plans, especially secret or devious ones.
(Math.) To determine or mark the location of (a point) on a graph by means of coordinates
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  1. (Math.) To determine or mark the location of (a point) on a graph by means of coordinates
  2. To draw a plan or chart of (a ship's course, etc.)
  3. To make secret plans for
To create or produce (a literary or musical piece).
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  1. To create or produce (a literary or musical piece).
  2. To create (a musical or literary work)
  3. To make or create by putting together parts or elements.
(Archaic) To establish; found
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  1. (Archaic) To establish; found
  2. (Mathematics) To construct (a perpendicular, for example) from or on a given base.
  3. To set in an upright position; raise
To cause to be or grow; create or develop
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  1. To cause to be or grow; create or develop
  2. To develop or give form to according to a plan or process; create:
  3. To make by putting together materials, parts, etc.; construct; erect
To cause to fall onto or over something or in a certain direction:
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  1. To cause to fall onto or over something or in a certain direction:
  2. To choose actors for (a play, for example).
  3. To add a column of figures; make calculations.
To make less by or as by severing a part or parts; reduce, abridge, curtail, etc.
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  1. To make less by or as by severing a part or parts; reduce, abridge, curtail, etc.
  2. (Film, TV, etc.) To make a sudden change, as from one scene or character to another
  3. To make out and issue:
To decorate the surface of with cut figures or designs
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  1. To decorate the surface of with cut figures or designs
  2. To cut into a desired shape; fashion by cutting:
  3. To make (a turn or turns) smoothly and without skidding, as when skiing or riding a snowboard, by leaning sharply into the direction of the turn.
To intrude oneself without welcome:
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  1. To intrude oneself without welcome:
  2. (Informal) To use unethical methods; cheat:
  3. To get (something) in this way
To give form or shape to, especially by means of careful effort:
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  1. To give form or shape to, especially by means of careful effort:
  2. (Often as forge ahead) To move forward heavily and slowly (originally as a ship); to advance gradually but steadily; to proceed towards a goal in the face of resistance or difficulty.
  3. To make (something) by or as by this method; form; shape; produce
(Nautical) To move in a way that lifts the bow of a boat out of the water.
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  1. (Nautical) To move in a way that lifts the bow of a boat out of the water.
  2. To work with a plane.
  3. To make smooth or level with or as with a plane
To fashion or shape in this way:
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  1. To fashion or shape in this way:
  2. To reduce, destroy, or get rid of gradually, as if by whittling away with a knife
  3. To make or fashion (an object) in this manner
To translate (a computer program, instruction, etc. in assembly language) into machine language
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  1. To translate (a computer program, instruction, etc. in assembly language) into machine language
  2. To bring or call together into a group or whole:
  3. To fit or put together the parts of (a machine, etc.)
To cause to begin life
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  1. To cause to begin life
  2. To cause an offspring to begin life
  3. To begin or originate in a specific way:
To give rise to; produce:
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  1. To give rise to; produce:
  2. To produce through artistic or imaginative effort:
  3. To cause to come into existence; bring into being; make; originate; esp., to make or design (something requiring art, skill, invention, etc.)
To draw an outline of something.
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  1. To draw an outline of something.
  2. To give or write an outline, or the main points, of
  3. To summarize something.
To go along or follow (a path, for example):
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  1. To go along or follow (a path, for example):
  2. To move through space in such a way as to represent or conform to the outline of (a given shape)
  3. To follow a path, route, development, etc.; make one's way
To cause to become more complex or intricate; add detail and fullness to; elaborate:
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  1. To cause to become more complex or intricate; add detail and fullness to; elaborate:
  2. To produce (a photographic image) by use of a photosensitive medium or by printing from a digital file.
  3. (Photog.) To immerse (an exposed film, plate, or printing paper) in various chemical solutions in order to make the picture visible
To seek to develop familiarity with; give one's attention to; pursue
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  1. To seek to develop familiarity with; give one's attention to; pursue
  2. To break up the surface soil around (plants) in order to destroy weeds, prevent crusting, and preserve moisture
  3. To prepare and use (soil or land) for growing crops; till
To cause to function; operate; manage; use
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  1. To cause to function; operate; manage; use
  2. The transfer of energy from one object to another, especially in order to make the second object move in a certain direction. Work is equal to the amount of force multiplied by the distance over which it is applied. If a force of 10 newtons, for example, is applied over a distance of 3 meters, the work is equal to 30 newtons per meter, or 30 joules. The unit for measuring work is the same as that for energy in any system of units, since work is simply a transfer of energy.
  3. To exert oneself in order to do or make something; do work; labor; toil
To successfully execute or effect
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  1. To successfully execute or effect
  2. To make whole, full, or perfect
  3. To make whole, with all necessary elements or parts:
To bring to an end; complete
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  1. To bring to an end; complete
  2. To give (wood, for example) a desired or particular surface texture.
  3. To consume all of; use up:
To bring to completion or fruition; conclude:
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  1. To bring to completion or fruition; conclude:
  2. To bring to completion or fulfillment; finish; accomplish
  3. To make (a marriage) actual by sexual intercourse
To bring to perfection or completion:
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  1. To bring to perfection or completion:
  2. To make perfect or more nearly perfect according to a given standard, as by training
To arrange properly or in a certain way; set in order; adjust
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  1. To arrange properly or in a certain way; set in order; adjust
  2. (--- Informal) To take revenge upon (someone); get even with.
  3. To make ready for a specific purpose, as by altering or combining elements; prepare:
To put or maintain in order:
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  1. To put or maintain in order:
  2. To control, direct, or govern according to a rule, principle, or system; specif., to impose a body of regulations on a particular industry, type of business, etc.
  3. To adjust (a clock, etc.) so as to make operate accurately
(Idiomatic) To assemble something quickly; to knock up.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To assemble something quickly; to knock up.
To cause to be able to grow or thrive:
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  1. To cause to be able to grow or thrive:
  2. To cause (an institution, for example) to come into existence or begin operating; found; set up.
  3. To make stable; make firm; settle
To fashion (stone, bronze, or wood, for example) into a three-dimensional figure.
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  1. To fashion (stone, bronze, or wood, for example) into a three-dimensional figure.
  2. To work as a sculptor
  3. To make or form as or like sculpture
To carve or model as a sculptor
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  1. To carve or model as a sculptor
  2. To shape, mold, or fashion especially with artistry or precision:
  3. To give sculpturelike form to (hair, fabric, etc.)
To run or walk with a tapping sound.
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  1. To run or walk with a tapping sound.
  2. To tap gently with the open hand or with something flat.
  3. To flatten, shape, apply, etc. by patting
To give in; yield
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  1. To give in; yield
  2. To interpret or apply (a rule) in a way calculated to gain a desired end
  3. To make submit or give in
To undergo twisting and thus take on a spiral or coiled form
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  1. To undergo twisting and thus take on a spiral or coiled form
  2. To give spiral shape to by turning the ends in opposite directions
  3. To make (one's or its way) by turning one way and then another
To squeeze, press, or roll with the hands, as in massaging:
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  1. To squeeze, press, or roll with the hands, as in massaging:
  2. To mix and work (dough, clay, etc.) into a pliable mass by folding over, pressing, and squeezing, usually with the hands
  3. To make or form by or as if by kneading
To begin or get started
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  1. To begin or get started
  2. To make (a color) fast in dyeing
  3. To make as an estimate of worth:
To decide or settle (a dispute, for example) conclusively and authoritatively.
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  1. To decide or settle (a dispute, for example) conclusively and authoritatively.
  2. To give direction to; shape or affect
  3. To reach a decision; resolve:
To reach (a destination)
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  1. To reach (a destination)
To extend or move a hand, arm, or other body part, especially when trying to touch or grasp something:
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  1. To extend or move a hand, arm, or other body part, especially when trying to touch or grasp something:
  2. To get in touch with, as by telephone
  3. To make an effort to address the needs of a group or community. Often used with out:
To become more stable or composed; stop fluctuating or changing
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  1. To become more stable or composed; stop fluctuating or changing
  2. To accept something in place of what is hoped for, demanded, etc.
  3. To take up permanent residence; make one's home
(Music) To play or sing (a note, passage, etc.) in a particular, usually the indicated, manner
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  1. (Music) To play or sing (a note, passage, etc.) in a particular, usually the indicated, manner
  2. To utter (a speech sound) by making the necessary movements of the speech organs.
  3. (Architecture) To give visible or concrete expression to (the composition of structural elements):
To give orders to; direct:
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  1. To give orders to; direct:
  2. To order or direct
  3. To give facts or information to on a particular matter; inform or guide
To care for (children or a child) during the early stages of life; bring up.
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  1. To care for (children or a child) during the early stages of life; bring up.
  2. To bring up by educating, nurturing, training, etc.; raise
  3. To grow or breed (animals or plants)
To rear or train; bring up:
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  1. To rear or train; bring up:
  2. To originate and develop:
  3. To cause to reproduce, especially by controlled mating and selection:
Any of various fungi that often form a fuzzy growth (called a mycelium ) on the surface of organic matter. Some molds cause food to spoil, but others are beneficial, such as those used to make certain cheeses and those from which antibiotics like penicillin are developed. The molds do not form a distinct phylogenetic grouping but belong to various phyla including the ascomycetes and the zygomycetes.
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  1. Any of various fungi that often form a fuzzy growth (called a mycelium ) on the surface of organic matter. Some molds cause food to spoil, but others are beneficial, such as those used to make certain cheeses and those from which antibiotics like penicillin are developed. The molds do not form a distinct phylogenetic grouping but belong to various phyla including the ascomycetes and the zygomycetes.
  2. To change in shape. Used especially of the adaptation of the fetal head to the pelvic canal.
  3. To form into a particular shape; give shape to:
To give a certain office or function to; appoint
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  1. To give a certain office or function to; appoint
  2. To set up or establish according to law or provision:
  3. To set up (an assembly, proceedings, etc.) in a legal or official form
To be the site for (a gradually increasing mass), especially as a result of disuse or neglect:
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  1. To be the site for (a gradually increasing mass), especially as a result of disuse or neglect:
  2. To pile up, collect, or gather together, esp. over a period of time
  3. To gather or cause to increase; amass:
(Chem.) To cause molecules of (the same or different substances) to combine to form a more complex compound, often with elimination of a simple molecule, as water
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  1. (Chem.) To cause molecules of (the same or different substances) to combine to form a more complex compound, often with elimination of a simple molecule, as water
  2. To cause (a gas or vapor) to change to a liquid.
  3. To become more dense or compact.
To become hard or harder.
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  1. To become hard or harder.
  2. To become fixed, settled, or less subject to change:
  3. To rise and become stable. Used of prices.
To cause to be in working or proper condition; put in order; arrange; fix; adjust
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  1. To cause to be in working or proper condition; put in order; arrange; fix; adjust
  2. To give or furnish (an example, pattern, etc.) for others
  3. To become fixed; harden:
To accept something in place of what is hoped for, demanded, etc.
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  1. To accept something in place of what is hoped for, demanded, etc.
  2. To cause to sink, become compact, or come to rest:
  3. To become more stable or composed; stop fluctuating or changing
To cause to rise:
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  1. To cause to rise:
  2. To puff up or become larger; swell up:
  3. To increase in volume of sound; become louder, shriller, etc.
To be published or made available to the public:
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  1. To be published or made available to the public:
  2. To become visible:
  3. To give the impression of being in a certain way; seem:
(Intransitive) To take a definite form.
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  1. (Intransitive) To take a definite form.
To develop and reach maturity.
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  1. To develop and reach maturity.
  2. To cause to grow; raise:
  3. To come to be by a gradual process or by degrees; become:
To process (a photosensitive medium such as exposed film) in order to produce a photographic image.
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  1. To process (a photosensitive medium such as exposed film) in order to produce a photographic image.
  2. To come to have gradually; acquire:
  3. To become larger, fuller, better, etc.; grow or evolve, esp. by natural processes
To develop fully
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  1. To develop fully
  2. To develop or occur as a series of events or stages:
  3. (Intransitive) To turn out to happen; to develop.
To evolve toward or reach full development:
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  1. To evolve toward or reach full development:
  2. To become due. Used of notes and bonds.
  3. To become fully grown, developed, or ripe
To appear, especially suddenly:
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  1. To appear, especially suddenly:
  2. To appear suddenly or unexpectedly
  3. To cause to take physical form, or to cause an object to appear.
To happen in the end; result
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  1. To happen in the end; result
  2. To result ultimately:
To cause to form crystals or take on a crystalline structure
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  1. To cause to form crystals or take on a crystalline structure
  2. To become crystalline in form
  3. To give a definite, precise, and usually permanent form to:
(Intransitive, idiomatic) To take shape; to transform into or become.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To take shape; to transform into or become.
  2. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To improve; to correct one's bad habits or behavior.
A distortion of shape.
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  1. A distortion of shape.
  2. Outward form or look; appearance:
  3. Sort; type:
Relative position or aspect of the planets; the face of the horoscope, according to the relative positions of the planets at any time.
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  1. Relative position or aspect of the planets; the face of the horoscope, according to the relative positions of the planets at any time.
  2. The way things are arranged or put together in order to achieve a result.
  3. Form, as depending on the relative disposition of the parts of a thing's shape; figure; form factor.
A design or pattern, as in a textile:
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  1. A design or pattern, as in a textile:
  2. (Rhetoric) figure of speech
  3. The shape or form of a human body:
A composite of traits or features characteristic of an individual or a group:
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  1. A composite of traits or features characteristic of an individual or a group:
  2. A usually repeating artistic or decorative design:
  3. A model or plan used as a guide in making things; set of forms to the shape of which material is cut for assembly into the finished article
The condition of something with regard to effectiveness, use, or appearance:
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  1. The condition of something with regard to effectiveness, use, or appearance:
  2. The contour of a person's body; the figure:
  3. A desirable form:
Close attention; diligence:
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  1. Close attention; diligence:
  2. A specific use to which something is put:
  3. The capacity of being usable; relevance:
The body of persons attending such an assembly:
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  1. The body of persons attending such an assembly:
  2. A widely used and accepted device or technique, as in drama, literature, or painting:
  3. A practice or procedure widely observed in a group, especially to facilitate social interaction; a custom:
A conventional social gesture or act of courtesy:
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  1. A conventional social gesture or act of courtesy:
  2. Formality or formalities
  3. A formal act or set of acts performed as prescribed by ritual or custom:
Rigorous or ceremonious adherence to established forms, rules, or customs.
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  1. Rigorous or ceremonious adherence to established forms, rules, or customs.
  2. An established form, rule, or custom, especially one followed merely for the sake of procedure or decorum.
  3. A formal or conventional act or requirement; ceremony or form, often without practical meaning
The body of ceremonies or rites used in a place of worship or by an organization:
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  1. The body of ceremonies or rites used in a place of worship or by an organization:
  2. Any practice, action, or procedure performed or observed regularly, consistently, etc.
  3. A ceremony in which the actions and wording follow a prescribed form and order.
A state of physical fitness:
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  1. A state of physical fitness:
  2. (Law) A provision making the effect of a legal instrument contingent on the occurrence of an uncertain future event.
  3. A future and uncertain event, fact, or circumstance whose existence or occurrence is necessary for the existence or determining the extent of an obligation or liability. See also estate and fee simple.
(Metallurgy) Loose sand or ore used to line the hearth of a reverberatory furnace in preparation for pouring molten metal.
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  1. (Metallurgy) Loose sand or ore used to line the hearth of a reverberatory furnace in preparation for pouring molten metal.
  2. Condition of body and mind
  3. Proper or sound condition.
Good health, especially good physical condition resulting from exercise and proper nutrition.
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  1. Good health, especially good physical condition resulting from exercise and proper nutrition.
  2. (Biology) The extent to which an organism is able to produce offspring in a particular environment.
  3. The condition of being fit; suitability, appropriateness, healthiness, etc.