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A strange or odd aspect.
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  1. A strange or odd aspect.
  2. A desire to know about people or things that do not concern one; nosiness.
  3. An object that arouses interest, as by being novel or extraordinary:
(Dated) The state of being curious; exactness of workmanship; ingenuity of contrivance.
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  1. (Dated) The state of being curious; exactness of workmanship; ingenuity of contrivance.
  2. (Countable) The result or product of being curious.
  3. Inquisitiveness; curiosity
The ability or power to keep the mind on something; the ability to concentrate:
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  1. The ability or power to keep the mind on something; the ability to concentrate:
  2. The act of dealing with something or someone; treatment:
  3. Notice or observation:
A strange or odd aspect.
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  1. A strange or odd aspect.
  2. A desire to know about people or things that do not concern one; nosiness.
  3. An object that arouses interest, as by being novel or extraordinary:
The action of engaging or the state of being engaged:
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  1. The action of engaging or the state of being engaged:
  2. A specific, often limited, period of employment:
  3. The condition of being in gear:
Something that excites:
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  1. Something that excites:
  2. The condition of being excited.
  3. An exciting or being excited; agitation
Financial gain from a transaction or from a period of investment or business activity, usually calculated as income in excess of costs or as the final value of an asset in excess of its initial value.
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  1. Financial gain from a transaction or from a period of investment or business activity, usually calculated as income in excess of costs or as the final value of an asset in excess of its initial value.
  2. Advantage; gain; benefit
  3. An advantageous gain or return; benefit.
Any public performance, bazaar, dance, etc. the proceeds of which are to help a certain person, group, or cause
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  1. Any public performance, bazaar, dance, etc. the proceeds of which are to help a certain person, group, or cause
  2. That which is helpful; advantage; financial assistance; gain; privilege; profit. That which is helpful; advantage; financial assistance; gain; privilege; profit.
  3. Fringe benefit
An increase; addition
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  1. An increase; addition
  2. (Electronics) An increase in signal power, voltage, or current by an amplifier, expressed as the ratio of output to input.
  3. An increase in amount or degree:
A reputation for sound character or quality; standing:
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  1. A reputation for sound character or quality; standing:
  2. An arrangement for deferred payment of a loan or purchase:
  3. A source of honor or distinction:
A charge or fee for membership, as in a club or organization.
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  1. A charge or fee for membership, as in a club or organization.
  2. Anything due or owed
  3. Something owed or deserved:
The interest deducted in advance by one who buys, or lends money on, a bill of exchange, promissory note, etc.
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  1. The interest deducted in advance by one who buys, or lends money on, a bill of exchange, promissory note, etc.
  2. The amount by which the face value of a bond or other debt security exceeds its market price.
  3. A deduction from a debt, allowed for paying promptly or in cash
(Informal) Use; advantage; profit
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  1. (Informal) Use; advantage; profit
  2. Any number or amount, as of interest, tax, etc., stated in percent
  3. An amount, such as an allowance, duty, or commission, that varies in proportion to a larger sum, such as total sales:
(Electronics) An increase in signal power, voltage, or current by an amplifier, expressed as the ratio of output to input.
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  1. (Electronics) An increase in signal power, voltage, or current by an amplifier, expressed as the ratio of output to input.
  2. An increase; addition
  3. An increase in amount or degree:
Anything given in addition to the customary or required amount; specif.,
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  1. Anything given in addition to the customary or required amount; specif.,
  2. (Basketball) An additional free throw awarded to a player who has been fouled when the opposing team has committed more than a specified number of fouls during a period of play.
  3. Wages paid in addition to the compensation ordinarily given or required under an employment contract. A bonus is payment for services (such as for recognition of exceptional work performance) or on consideration, and is neither gift nor gratuity.
Wages, salary, or other recompense earned by working
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  1. Wages, salary, or other recompense earned by working
  2. Money made by an investment or an enterprise; profits
  3. Business profits.
Something that accumulates or increases.
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  1. Something that accumulates or increases.
  2. The amount that accrues
  3. The act or process of accumulating; an increase.
A payment pro rata to a creditor of a person adjudged bankrupt.
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  1. A payment pro rata to a creditor of a person adjudged bankrupt.
  2. A sum or quantity, usually of money, to be divided among stockholders, creditors, members of a cooperative, etc.
  3. A distribution of shares or money made by a corporation to its shareholders, representing a pro rata percentage of the company’s earnings. A distribution of shares or money made by a corporation to its shareholders, representing a pro rata percentage of the company’s earnings.
An amount yielded or produced; a product.
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  1. An amount yielded or produced; a product.
  2. The energy released by an explosion, especially by a nuclear explosion, expressed in units of weight (usually kilotons) of TNT required to produce an equivalent release.
  3. (Physics, Chem.) The total products actually obtained from given raw materials, usually expressed as a percentage of the amount theoretically obtainable
A share or interest, as in property, a person, or a business venture
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  1. A share or interest, as in property, a person, or a business venture
  2. A piece of wood or metal pointed at one end for driving into the ground as a marker, fence pole, or tent peg.
  3. The post to which a person was tied for execution by burning
Any single thing, amount, specimen, example, etc.
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  1. Any single thing, amount, specimen, example, etc.
  2. An object that is one member of a group or class:
  3. A coin:
(Sports & Games) A championship:
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  1. (Sports & Games) A championship:
  2. A descriptive name; an epithet:
  3. A written piece of translated dialogue superimposed at the bottom of the frame during a film; a subtitle.
A mixture of silica sand and plaster which, by surrounding a wax pattern, creates a negative mold of the form used for casting, among other metals, bronze.
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  1. A mixture of silica sand and plaster which, by surrounding a wax pattern, creates a negative mold of the form used for casting, among other metals, bronze.
  2. A commitment, as of time or support.
  3. Property or another possession acquired for future financial return or benefit.
Interest in or regard for a person or thing
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  1. Interest in or regard for a person or thing
  2. A matter of interest or importance to one; that which relates to or affects one; affair; matter; business
  3. A business establishment or enterprise; a firm.
Trouble or difficulty:
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  1. Trouble or difficulty:
  2. (Philosophy) In Aristotelian and Scholastic use, that which is in itself undifferentiated and formless and which, as the subject of change and development, receives form and becomes substance.
  3. Something that is the subject of discussion, concern, action, etc.; thing or affair
A matter, affair, activity, etc.
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  1. A matter, affair, activity, etc.
  2. The variety of this activity in which a person is engaged:
  3. A commercial enterprise or establishment:
(Linguistics) In traditional grammar, a distinct form of a noun, pronoun, or modifier that is used to express one or more particular syntactic relationships to other words in a sentence.
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  1. (Linguistics) In traditional grammar, a distinct form of a noun, pronoun, or modifier that is used to express one or more particular syntactic relationships to other words in a sentence.
  2. Any individual or matter requiring or undergoing official or formal observation, study, investigation, etc.
  3. A question or problem; a matter:
A result of an action, process, etc.; outcome or effect, often, specif., an adverse one
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  1. A result of an action, process, etc.; outcome or effect, often, specif., an adverse one
  2. Importance in rank; influence
  3. A result of actions, especially if such a result is unwanted or unpleasant.
Regard for or interest in someone or something:
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  1. Regard for or interest in someone or something:
  2. A matter of interest or importance to one; that which relates to or affects one; affair; matter; business
  3. Interest in or regard for a person or thing
(Statistics) The expected value of a positive integer power of a random variable. The first moment of a random variable is the mean of its probability distribution.
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  1. (Statistics) The expected value of a positive integer power of a random variable. The first moment of a random variable is the mean of its probability distribution.
  2. A specific point in time, especially the present time:
  3. An occasion affording an opportunity:
The act of striving to gain or accomplish something:
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  1. The act of striving to gain or accomplish something:
  2. An activity, such as a vocation or hobby, engaged in regularly.
  3. The act of pursuing.
Something that preoccupies or engrosses the mind:
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  1. Something that preoccupies or engrosses the mind:
  2. The state of being preoccupied or an idea that preoccupies the mind; enthrallment.
  3. Something, as an idea, which preoccupies one
An activity that occupies one's spare time pleasantly:
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  1. An activity that occupies one's spare time pleasantly:
(--- Informal) Elegance of style, taste, and manner:
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  1. (--- Informal) Elegance of style, taste, and manner:
  2. The period during which such a group meets:
  3. A grade of mail:
Plural form of power
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(Archaic) To trick or perplex
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  1. (Archaic) To trick or perplex
  2. To carry on a secret love affair
  3. To bring on, or get, by secret or underhanded plotting
To hold the attention of or occupy in an agreeable fashion:
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  1. To hold the attention of or occupy in an agreeable fashion:
  2. To cause to laugh or smile by being funny:
  3. To make laugh, smile, etc. by being comical or humorous
To give satisfaction or pleasure; be agreeable:
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  1. To give satisfaction or pleasure; be agreeable:
  2. An expression of annoyance or impatience.
  3. To have the will or desire; wish:
Relation; reference
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  1. Relation; reference
  2. Regard for or interest in someone or something:
  3. Interest in or regard for a person or thing
Reference, relation, or importance.
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  1. Reference, relation, or importance.
  2. A matter that is of concern.
  3. Concern; participation; interposition
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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  1. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
  2. The state or quality of being interested, or having an interest; selfishness.
Consideration; attention; concern
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  1. Consideration; attention; concern
  2. Respect, affection, or esteem:
  3. A particular point or aspect; respect:
A payment made by a government agency or insurance company to qualifying persons in time of need:
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  1. A payment made by a government agency or insurance company to qualifying persons in time of need:
  2. Help; aid:
  3. A favorable or beneficial circumstance, condition, or result
(Slang) Incriminating information or evidence:
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  1. (Slang) Incriminating information or evidence:
  2. A good, valuable, or useful part or aspect.
  3. Welfare; benefit:
The sum remaining after all costs, direct and indirect, are deducted from the income of a business, the selling price, etc.
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  1. The sum remaining after all costs, direct and indirect, are deducted from the income of a business, the selling price, etc.
  2. Financial gain from a transaction or from a period of investment or business activity, usually calculated as income in excess of costs or as the final value of an asset in excess of its initial value.
  3. The amount of money received for goods and services minus the amount spent on same; excess revenue. See also profit à prendre. The amount of money received for goods and services minus the amount spent on same; excess revenue. See also profit à prendre.
A demand for money or property. A demand for money or property. An assertion that one is entitled to, or the perceived or actual right to receive, money or property. The totality of facts that gives rise to a right to receive money or property that is enforceable in court. In some states and in the federal courts, the same as claim for relief.
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  1. A demand for money or property. A demand for money or property. An assertion that one is entitled to, or the perceived or actual right to receive, money or property. The totality of facts that gives rise to a right to receive money or property that is enforceable in court. In some states and in the federal courts, the same as claim for relief.
  2. A piece of land staked out by a settler or miner
  3. Something claimed in a formal or legal manner, especially a tract of public land staked out by a miner or homesteader.
The part of a man's money or property contributed by his bride; dowry
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  1. The part of a man's money or property contributed by his bride; dowry
  2. A section or quantity within a larger thing; a part of a whole.
  3. A woman's dowry:
A reward given a winner, as in a race; prize
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  1. A reward given a winner, as in a race; prize
  2. A share or interest, as in property, a person, or a business venture
  3. (Mormon Ch.) A geographical area made up of a number of wards
A formal appellation attached to the name of a person as a sign of office, rank, profession, or hereditary privilege.
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  1. A formal appellation attached to the name of a person as a sign of office, rank, profession, or hereditary privilege.
  2. A descriptive name; an epithet:
  3. (Sports & Games) A championship:
To possess or use the power of attraction.
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  1. To possess or use the power of attraction.
  2. To arouse or compel the interest, admiration, or attention of:
  3. To cause to draw near or adhere by physical force:
To effect or cause to be accepted or rejected by secret scheming or plotting:
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  1. To effect or cause to be accepted or rejected by secret scheming or plotting:
  2. To bring on, or get, by secret or underhanded plotting
  3. To carry on a secret love affair
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