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The state, quality, or fact of being long.
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  1. The state, quality, or fact of being long.
  2. A measure used as a unit to estimate distances:
  3. A piece, often of a standard size, that is normally measured along its greatest dimension:
(Nautical) a tilting or careening manoeuvre, which causes the ship to roll. Usually used to describe tilting not under a ship's own power.
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  1. (Nautical) a tilting or careening manoeuvre, which causes the ship to roll. Usually used to describe tilting not under a ship's own power.
  2. A considerable number; a long series:
  3. A series of names, words, numbers, etc. set forth in order; catalog, roll, etc.
A relative position, usually in a scale classifying persons or things; grade; degree
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  1. A relative position, usually in a scale classifying persons or things; grade; degree
  2. A relative position or degree of value in a graded group.
  3. A row, line, series, or range.
A line of persons or things situated one behind another
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  1. A line of persons or things situated one behind another
  2. (Comput.) A collection of data (or, often, of logically related records) stored and dealt with as a single, named unit
  3. A collection of papers or published materials kept or arranged in convenient order.
An impressively large number, as of persons or objects:
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  1. An impressively large number, as of persons or objects:
  2. (Computers) A group of memory elements accessed by one or more indices.
  3. (Comput.) A group of two or more logically related elements, identified by a single name and usually stored in consecutive storage locations in main memory
A group of persons constituting an association formed for some special purpose
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  1. A group of persons constituting an association formed for some special purpose
  2. (Biol.) A major category in the classification of animals, plants, etc., ranking above a family and below a class: it can include one family or many similar families: the Latinized order names are capitalized but not italicized (Ex.: Fabales, legumes)
  3. A group of persons living under a religious rule:
A collection of objects or figures forming a design or part of a design, as in a work of art
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  1. A collection of objects or figures forming a design or part of a design, as in a work of art
  2. An assemblage of persons or objects gathered or located together; an aggregation:
  3. (Mathematics) A set with an operation whose domain is all ordered pairs of members of the set, such that the operation is binary (operates on two elements) and associative, the set contains the identity element of the operation, and each element of the set has an inverse element for the operation. The positive and negative integers and zero form a set that is a group under the operation of ordinary addition, since zero is the identity element of addition and the negative of each integer is its inverse. Groups are used extensively in quantum physics and chemistry to model phenomena involving symmetry and invariance.
The condition, manner, or result of being arranged; disposal:
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  1. The condition, manner, or result of being arranged; disposal:
  2. (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
  3. A collection of things that have been arranged:
(Obs.) Plowed land
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  1. (Obs.) Plowed land
  2. A rut, groove, or narrow depression:
  3. A long, narrow, shallow trench made in the ground by a plow.
The horizontal line formed by the juncture of two sloping planes, especially the line formed by the surfaces at the top of a roof.
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  1. The horizontal line formed by the juncture of two sloping planes, especially the line formed by the surfaces at the top of a roof.
  2. Any raised line or raised narrow strip, as in corded fabric, plowed land, etc.
  3. A long, narrow elevation of land or a similar range of hills or mountains
Extent of perception, knowledge, experience, or ability:
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  1. Extent of perception, knowledge, experience, or ability:
  2. A group or series of things extending in a line or row, especially a row or chain of mountains.
  3. The difference between the smallest and largest values in a set of data. If the lowest test score of a group of students is 54 and the highest is 94, the range is 40.
The material between the margin of each of the joined pieces and its outer edge
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  1. The material between the margin of each of the joined pieces and its outer edge
  2. A similar line, ridge, or groove made by fitting, joining, or lapping together two sections along their edges.
  3. A line formed by the joining together of any separate pieces; line marking adjoining edges, as of boards
A range of very closely spaced electron energy levels in solids, the distribution and nature of which determine the electrical properties of a material.
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  1. A range of very closely spaced electron energy levels in solids, the distribution and nature of which determine the electrical properties of a material.
  2. A thin strip of flexible material used to encircle and bind one object or to hold a number of objects together:
  3. Any of the distinct grooves on a long-playing phonograph record that contains an individual selection or a separate section of a whole.
A strip of ground, as at the edge of a garden or walk, in which ornamental plants or shrubs are planted.
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  1. A strip of ground, as at the edge of a garden or walk, in which ornamental plants or shrubs are planted.
  2. A narrow strip, often ornamental, along an edge; fringe; edging
  3. The line or frontier area separating political divisions or geographic regions; a boundary.
(--- Football) An act of legally using one's body to obstruct or move a defensive player so that a player in possession of the ball may advance downfield, pass, or otherwise execute an offensive play.
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  1. (--- Football) An act of legally using one's body to obstruct or move a defensive player so that a player in possession of the ball may advance downfield, pass, or otherwise execute an offensive play.
  2. A mold or form on which an item is shaped or displayed:
  3. One of a set of small wooden or plastic pieces, such as a cube, bar, or cylinder, used as a building toy.
(Rhetoric) A group of successive coordinate elements of a sentence
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  1. (Rhetoric) A group of successive coordinate elements of a sentence
  2. A number of things produced as a related group; set, as of books or television programs, related in subject, format, etc., or dealing with the same characters
  3. (Physics & Chemistry) A group of objects related by linearly varying successive differences in form or configuration:
An order of succession; an arrangement.
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  1. An order of succession; an arrangement.
  2. A continuous or related series, often of uniform things
  3. A series of related shots that constitute a complete unit of action in a movie.
A series of heirs or rightful successors of any kind
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  1. A series of heirs or rightful successors of any kind
  2. The gradual replacement of one type of ecological community by another in the same area, involving a series of orderly changes, especially in the dominant vegetation. Succession is usually initiated by a significant disturbance of an existing community. Each succeeding community modifies the physical environment, as by introducing shade or changing the fertility or acidity of the soil, creating new conditions that benefit certain species and inhibit others until a climax community is established. &diamf3; The sequential development of plant and animal communities in an area in which no topsoil exists, as on a new lava flow, is called primary succession. &diamf3; The development of such communities in an area that has been disturbed but still retains its topsoil, as in a burned-over area, is called secondary succession.
  3. The order or line of such a series
A series of closely linked or connected things:
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  1. A series of closely linked or connected things:
  2. A connected, flexible series of links, typically of metal, used especially for holding objects together, for restraining, or for transmitting mechanical power.
  3. A group of atoms, often of the same element, bound together in a line, branched line, or ring to form a molecule. &diamf3; In a straight chain , each of the constituent atoms is attached to other single atoms, not to groups of atoms. &diamf3; In a branched chain , side groups are attached to the chain. &diamf3; In a closed chain , the atoms are arranged in the shape of a ring.
A series of consequences wrought by an event; aftermath.
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  1. A series of consequences wrought by an event; aftermath.
  2. A group of persons, animals, vehicles, etc. that follow one another in a line; procession; caravan; cortege
  3. Any connected order or arrangement; series; sequence
A series of similar or related acts, events, or items:
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  1. A series of similar or related acts, events, or items:
  2. The section of a band or orchestra composed of stringed instruments, especially violins, violas, cellos, and double basses.
  3. The act of stroking the cue ball so that it rebounds from the far cushion to stop as close as possible to the string line, for determining the order of play
An arrangement of numbers in a single vertical line.
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  1. An arrangement of numbers in a single vertical line.
  2. (Architecture) A vertical structure usually consisting of a base, a cylindrical shaft, and a capital, used as a support or standing alone as a monument.
  3. Any of a series of feature articles appearing regularly in a newspaper or magazine, by a particular writer or about a certain subject
A number of persons or things moving forward, as in a parade, in an orderly, formal way
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  1. A number of persons or things moving forward, as in a parade, in an orderly, formal way
  2. The movement of such a group.
  3. A group of persons, vehicles, or objects moving along in an orderly, formal manner.
A long, mappable body of rock that is recognizable by its physical characteristics and by its location within the rock record.
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  1. A long, mappable body of rock that is recognizable by its physical characteristics and by its location within the rock record.
  2. (Geology) A primary unit in the mapping of rock strata, consisting of a set of contemporaneous rocks having the same characteristics and origin.
  3. (Geol.) A rock unit distinguished from adjacent deposits by some common character, as composition, origin, type of fossil, etc.
A particular section of a country, state, etc. divided off as for administration
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  1. A particular section of a country, state, etc. divided off as for administration
  2. A type of propagation characteristic of plants that spread by means of newly formed parts such as bulbs, suckers, or rhizomes.
  3. A group of several ships of similar type forming a tactical unit under a single command in the US Navy.
A stored arrangement of computer data or programs, waiting to be processed
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  1. A stored arrangement of computer data or programs, waiting to be processed
  2. A data structure from which the first item that can be retrieved is the one stored earliest.
  3. (Brit.) A line or file of persons, vehicles, etc. waiting as to be served
A compartment in some types of firearms, often a small detachable box, in which cartridges are held to be fed into the firing chamber.
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  1. A compartment in some types of firearms, often a small detachable box, in which cartridges are held to be fed into the firing chamber.
  2. Any of various compartments attached to machines, used for storing or supplying necessary material.
  3. A television program that presents a variety of topics, usually on current events, in a format that often includes interviews and commentary.
(Programming) Operation of joining multiple character strings.
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  1. (Programming) Operation of joining multiple character strings.
  2. (Uncountable) The application of these series of links.
  3. A series of things or events regarded as causally or dependently connected
A long, steep-sided valley on the ocean floor.
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  1. A long, steep-sided valley on the ocean floor.
  2. A long narrow ditch embanked with its own soil and used for concealment and protection in warfare.
  3. A long, steep-sided valley on the ocean floor. Trenches form when one tectonic plate slides beneath another plate at a subduction zone. The Marianas Trench, located in the western Pacific east of the Philippines, is the deepest known trench (10,924 m or 35,831 ft) and the deepest area in the ocean.
A large strait, especially one that connects two seas.
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  1. A large strait, especially one that connects two seas.
  2. In communications theory, a gesture, action, sound, written or spoken word, or visual image used in transmitting information.
  3. A rolled metal bar whose section is shaped thus ⊔
(Printing) The indentation on the bottom of a piece of type
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  1. (Printing) The indentation on the bottom of a piece of type
  2. A long, narrow furrow or hollow cut in a surface with a tool, as the track cut in a phonograph record for the stylus to follow
  3. (Slang) A situation or an activity that one enjoys or to which one is especially well suited:
The act or process of draining.
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  1. The act or process of draining.
  2. (Surgery) A tube or other device for drawing off discharge, fluid, etc. from a cavity, wound, etc.
  3. A device, such as a tube, inserted into the opening of a wound or into a body or dental cavity to facilitate discharge of fluid or purulent material.
(Nautical) A knot or piece of material placed at various measured lengths on a sounding line to indicate the depth of the water.
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  1. (Nautical) A knot or piece of material placed at various measured lengths on a sounding line to indicate the depth of the water.
  2. A line, dot, or other distinctive feature produced by drawing, coloring, stamping, etc.
  3. A specific model, type, or iteration, as of a product or machine, especially when part of a series. Usually used with a number:
A mark, such as a dent, resulting from use or contact.
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  1. A mark, such as a dent, resulting from use or contact.
  2. A similar mark or cicatrix on a plant, as one on a stem where a leaf was attached
  3. (Botany) A mark indicating a former attachment, as of a leaf to a stem.
(Computers) A portion of a program that can run independently of and concurrently with other portions of the program.
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  1. (Computers) A portion of a program that can run independently of and concurrently with other portions of the program.
  2. A light, fine, stringlike length of material made up of two or more fibers or strands of spun cotton, flax, silk, etc. twisted together and used in sewing
  3. (Comput.) A series of forum postings, linked e-mail responses, etc. displayed chronologically and relating typically to a single topic
(Medicine) A break in the skin, usually where it joins a mucous membrane, producing a cracklike sore or ulcer.
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  1. (Medicine) A break in the skin, usually where it joins a mucous membrane, producing a cracklike sore or ulcer.
  2. The process of splitting or separating; division.
  3. A long, narrow crack or opening in the face of a rock. Fissures are often filled with minerals of a different type from those in the surrounding rock.
A slight narrow space:
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  1. A slight narrow space:
  2. A partial split or break; a fissure.
  3. (Slang) Hard, pebblelike pieces of highly purified cocaine prepared for smoking: a highly potent and addictive form of cocaine
(Geometry) A line with no curvature; a line with constant direction. The path of shortest length between two points. syn.
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  1. (Geometry) A line with no curvature; a line with constant direction. The path of shortest length between two points. syn.
(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 summary of a text or subject, usually presented in headings and subheadings.
  3. A preliminary plan for a project.
A regular path or track; a course.
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  1. A regular path or track; a course.
  2. A reproduction made by superimposing a transparent sheet and copying the lines of the original on it.
  3. The record of a recording instrument, in the form of a traced line
A single uninterrupted movement, especially when repeated or in a back-and-forth motion:
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  1. A single uninterrupted movement, especially when repeated or in a back-and-forth motion:
  2. The manner or rate of executing such a movement:
  3. A sudden occurrence or result:
A slender length of flexible material usually made of twisted strands or fibers and used to bind, tie, connect, or support.
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  1. A slender length of flexible material usually made of twisted strands or fibers and used to bind, tie, connect, or support.
  2. (Anat.) Any part resembling a cord
  3. (Anatomy) A long ropelike structure, such as a nerve or tendon:
The fine metal wire in a lightbulb, which becomes incandescent when heated by an electric current
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  1. The fine metal wire in a lightbulb, which becomes incandescent when heated by an electric current
  2. A fine wire that gives off radiation when an electric current is passed through it, usually to provide light, as in an incandescent bulb, or to provide heat, as in a vacuum tube.
  3. Any of the dark, sinuous lines visible through certain filters on the disk of the Sun. Filaments are solar prominences that are viewed against the solar surface rather than being silhouetted along the outer edges of the disk.
A recorded or known line of descent, esp. of a purebred animal
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  1. A recorded or known line of descent, esp. of a purebred animal
  2. A list of ancestors; record of ancestry; family tree
  3. Descent; lineage; ancestry
A chart or recorded history of the descent of a person or family from an ancestor or ancestors
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  1. A chart or recorded history of the descent of a person or family from an ancestor or ancestors
  2. Direct descent from an ancestor; lineage or pedigree.
  3. Descent from an ancestor; pedigree; lineage
The descendants of a common ancestor considered to be the founder of the line.
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  1. The descendants of a common ancestor considered to be the founder of the line.
  2. The overview or totality of the marriage and blood relationships within a family, including the ancestors and descendants of a particular individual. The overview or totality of the marriage and blood relationships within a family, including the ancestors and descendants of a particular individual.
  3. Direct descent from an ancestor
A strip of ground, as at the edge of a garden or walk, in which ornamental plants or shrubs are planted.
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  1. A strip of ground, as at the edge of a garden or walk, in which ornamental plants or shrubs are planted.
  2. An edge or a part near an edge; margin; side
  3. The line or frontier area separating political divisions or geographic regions; a boundary.
(Archaic) A boundary, border, or borderland; march
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  1. (Archaic) A boundary, border, or borderland; march
  2. A point reached or gained:
  3. A Plimsoll mark.
The greatest or least amount, number, or extent allowed or possible:
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  1. The greatest or least amount, number, or extent allowed or possible:
  2. The point, line, or edge where something ends or must end; boundary or border beyond which something ceases to be or to be possible
  3. Legal limit
The people living, working, or habitually gathering in or along a street:
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  1. The people living, working, or habitually gathering in or along a street:
  2. A public road in a town or city; esp. a paved thoroughfare with sidewalks and buildings along one or both sides
  3. A public way or road along with the houses or buildings abutting it:
A narrow country road.
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  1. A narrow country road.
  2. A narrow way between hedges, walls, buildings, etc.; narrow country road or city street
  3. A strip delineated on a street or highway to accommodate a single line of vehicles:
A road, way, or track made for a particular purpose:
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  1. A road, way, or track made for a particular purpose:
  2. The route or course along which something travels or moves:
  3. A course of action or conduct:
Mental acceptance of and conviction in the truth, actuality, or validity of something:
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  1. Mental acceptance of and conviction in the truth, actuality, or validity of something:
  2. The mental act, condition, or habit of placing trust or confidence in another:
  3. Something believed or accepted as true, especially a particular tenet or a body of tenets accepted by a group of persons.
A rule or standard, especially of good behavior:
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  1. A rule or standard, especially of good behavior:
  2. A fundamental truth, law, doctrine, or motivating force, upon which others are based
  3. An essential element, constituent, or quality, esp. one that produces a specific effect
Development in a particular way; progress:
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  1. Development in a particular way; progress:
  2. (Sports) A designated route or area on which a race is held:
  3. A typical, natural, or customary manner of proceeding or developing:
Any of a series of such horizontal lines in parallel, as of seats in a theater or airplane, corn in a field, etc.
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  1. Any of a series of such horizontal lines in parallel, as of seats in a theater or airplane, corn in a field, etc.
  2. A street with a line of buildings on either side, specif. one with occupants or establishments of a specified kind
  3. A number of people or things arranged so as to form a line, esp. a straight line
Plural form of letter
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A line or position of furthest progress or advancement
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  1. A line or position of furthest progress or advancement
The power or liberty to control, direct, or dispose:
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  1. The power or liberty to control, direct, or dispose:
  2. A putting in order or being put in order; arrangement
  3. The power or authority to arrange, settle, or manage; control
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. (Geology) A primary unit in the mapping of rock strata, consisting of a set of contemporaneous rocks having the same characteristics and origin.
  3. (Geol.) A rock unit distinguished from adjacent deposits by some common character, as composition, origin, type of fossil, etc.
A point of view or attitude on a certain question:
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  1. A point of view or attitude on a certain question:
  2. The arrangement of body parts; posture:
  3. A situation as it relates to the surrounding circumstances:
A direct line between two telephone switchboards.
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  1. A direct line between two telephone switchboards.
  2. The main line of a communications or transportation system.
(Sports) A line along either of the two sides of a playing court or field, marking its limits.
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  1. (Sports) A line along either of the two sides of a playing court or field, marking its limits.
  2. A line at or along the side
  3. A line, as of merchandise or work, in addition to one's main line
The principal road, course, etc.
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  1. The principal road, course, etc.
A system or company for moving freight and passengers by aircraft
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  1. A system or company for moving freight and passengers by aircraft
  2. An organization that provides air transportation for passengers and freight.
  3. A route for travel by air
The people working in or associated with a business or industry:
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  1. The people working in or associated with a business or industry:
  2. A branch or kind of business:
  3. The trade winds.
The act of involving, or the state of being involved.
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  1. The act of involving, or the state of being involved.
Plural form of ware
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  1. Plural form of ware
  2. (Plural only) Goods or services that are for sale.
(Uncountable) The act or business of trading; trade; traffic.
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  1. (Uncountable) The act or business of trading; trade; traffic.
  2. Things bought and sold; goods; commodities; wares
  3. (Countable) A commodity offered for sale; an article of commerce; a kind of merchandise.
Something produced; yield; esp., fresh fruits and vegetables
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  1. Something produced; yield; esp., fresh fruits and vegetables
  2. Farm products, especially fresh fruits and vegetables, considered as a group.
A person or thing that pats
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  1. A person or thing that pats
  2. The soft sound of feet walking on a hard surface.
  3. Language peculiar to a group, class, etc., and not generally understood by outsiders; cant; jargon
A party, faction, or group holding to a particular set of ideas or beliefs.
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  1. A party, faction, or group holding to a particular set of ideas or beliefs.
  2. A strong belief; conviction
  3. The ability or power to persuade:
To fit (a garment) with an interlining.
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  1. To fit (a garment) with an interlining.
  2. To write or insert between lines already written or printed, as for correction or addition.
  3. To put an inner lining between the outer material and the ordinary lining of (a garment)
To cover with or as with a crust, or hard coating
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  1. To cover with or as with a crust, or hard coating
  2. To cover or coat with or as if with a crust:
  3. To form a crust
To fill (a cushion, chair, toy, etc.) with padding or stuffing
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  1. To fill (a cushion, chair, toy, etc.) with padding or stuffing
  2. To block (a passage); plug:
  3. To fill with an appropriate stuffing:
To roll up (paper, etc.) into a wad
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  1. To roll up (paper, etc.) into a wad
  2. To force or stuff
  3. (Scot.) would
To decorate with panels.
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  1. To decorate with panels.
  2. To cover or furnish with panels.
  3. To cover, provide, fit, or decorate with panels
To travel on foot; walk; tramp
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  1. To travel on foot; walk; tramp
  2. To lengthen or increase, especially with extraneous or false information:
  3. To lengthen (a speech or piece of writing) with unnecessary or irrelevant material
To construct a quilt.
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  1. To construct a quilt.
  2. To do quilted work.
  3. To construct something, such as clothing, using the same technique.
To take up or occupy all or nearly all the capacity, area, or extent of
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  1. To take up or occupy all or nearly all the capacity, area, or extent of
  2. To put something into (a container, for example) to capacity or to a desired level:
  3. To supply what is specified by or required for:
To create (a new area code) having the same boundaries as another:
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  1. To create (a new area code) having the same boundaries as another:
  2. To embellish superficially:
  3. To lay, or spread, something over or across; to cover.
To grow or branch out like a bush.
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  1. To grow or branch out like a bush.
  2. To decorate, protect, or support with bushes.
  3. To decorate, cover, or surround with bushes
  1. Sheathe
  2. An enveloping tubular structure, such as the base of a grass leaf that surrounds the stem or the tissue that encloses a muscle or nerve fiber.
To line or panel (a room or wall) with wainscoting.
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  1. To line or panel (a room or wall) with wainscoting.
To follow the development, process, or history of, esp. by proceeding from the latest to the earliest evidence, etc.
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  1. To follow the development, process, or history of, esp. by proceeding from the latest to the earliest evidence, etc.
  2. To draw, sketch, outline, etc.
  3. To follow the course or trail of:
To describe or characterize in words:
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  1. To describe or characterize in words:
  2. To show or contain a distinguishing characteristic of; distinguish:
  3. To trace the outline of; sketch out
To give or write an outline, or the main points, of
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  1. To give or write an outline, or the main points, of
  2. To summarize something.
  3. To draw or trace an outline of.
To put a border on.
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  1. To put a border on.
  2. To extend along the edge of; bound
  3. To be almost like another in character:
To put a border or edge on:
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  1. To put a border or edge on:
  2. To form or put an edge on; provide an edge for
  3. To trim or shape the edge of:
To draw or trace an outline of.
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  1. To draw or trace an outline of.
  2. To summarize something.
  3. To give the main features or various aspects of; summarize:
To give a particular order or position to; classify.
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  1. To give a particular order or position to; classify.
  2. To hold a certain rank, or position
  3. (Archaic) To form a rank or move in ranks
To put or form a rim on or around
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  1. To put or form a rim on or around
To move with a leap or series of leaps
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  1. To move with a leap or series of leaps
  2. Simple past tense and past participle of bind
  3. To border on another place, state, or country.
To lie along, move along, or be an edge or a border.
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  1. To lie along, move along, or be an edge or a border.
  2. To pass around rather than across or through:
  3. To lie along or form the edge of; border:
(Intransitive) To collapse inwards.
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  1. (Intransitive) To collapse inwards.
  2. (Intransitive, military) Of a soldier, to get into position in a rank.
To serve as a fringe to:
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  1. To serve as a fringe to:
  2. To be a fringe for; line
  3. To decorate with or as if with a fringe:
To be attentive to; pay close heed to:
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  1. To be attentive to; pay close heed to:
  2. To occur or be evident as a consequence; result:
  3. To act in agreement or compliance with; obey:
To arrange in a line or so as to be parallel:
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  1. To arrange in a line or so as to be parallel:
  2. To adhere to a prescribed course of action.
  3. To ally (oneself, for example) with one side of an argument or cause:
To get in line:
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  1. To get in line:
  2. (Brit.) To form in or be part of a line or file while waiting to be served, etc.
  3. To place in a sequence:
To take form or order:
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  1. To take form or order:
  2. To arrange (troops, things, ideas, etc.) in order; array; dispose
  3. To arrange or place (troops, for example) in line for a parade, maneuver, or review.
To get into proper alignment with others:
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  1. To get into proper alignment with others:
  2. To put a finish on (stone or wood, for example).
  3. To wear clothes of a certain kind or style:
To come to an agreement:
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  1. To come to an agreement:
  2. To put into a specific order or relation; dispose:
  3. To come to an agreement (with a person, about a thing)
The difference between the smallest and largest values in a set of data. If the lowest test score of a group of students is 54 and the highest is 94, the range is 40.
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  1. The difference between the smallest and largest values in a set of data. If the lowest test score of a group of students is 54 and the highest is 94, the range is 40.
  2. To look over something or around an area or place:
  3. To place with others in a cause, party, etc.
A group of people called into court at the same time for potential jury duty. From such a group the members of a jury or juries will be selected. A group of people called into court at the same time for potential jury duty. From such a group the members of a jury or juries will be selected. The members of such a group who are empaneled to be a jury. To empanel a jury for a trial. The list of empaneled jurors. To call out the names of the jurors as each is empaneled.
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  1. A group of people called into court at the same time for potential jury duty. From such a group the members of a jury or juries will be selected. A group of people called into court at the same time for potential jury duty. From such a group the members of a jury or juries will be selected. The members of such a group who are empaneled to be a jury. To empanel a jury for a trial. The list of empaneled jurors. To call out the names of the jurors as each is empaneled.
  2. To set out for display or use; place in an orderly arrangement:
  3. To place in order; marshal (troops for battle, etc.)
(Mathematics) A set with an operation whose domain is all ordered pairs of members of the set, such that the operation is binary (operates on two elements) and associative, the set contains the identity element of the operation, and each element of the set has an inverse element for the operation. The positive and negative integers and zero form a set that is a group under the operation of ordinary addition, since zero is the identity element of addition and the negative of each integer is its inverse. Groups are used extensively in quantum physics and chemistry to model phenomena involving symmetry and invariance.
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  1. (Mathematics) A set with an operation whose domain is all ordered pairs of members of the set, such that the operation is binary (operates on two elements) and associative, the set contains the identity element of the operation, and each element of the set has an inverse element for the operation. The positive and negative integers and zero form a set that is a group under the operation of ordinary addition, since zero is the identity element of addition and the negative of each integer is its inverse. Groups are used extensively in quantum physics and chemistry to model phenomena involving symmetry and invariance.
  2. To belong to or form a group:
  3. To place or arrange in a group:
To go out, leave.
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  1. To go out, leave.
  2. To explain something, or give exact details, usually in writing.
  3. To start an activity with the intention of finishing it.
To place securely; make stable or firm:
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  1. To place securely; make stable or firm:
  2. (Informal) To influence the result or action of (a horse race, jury, election, etc.) to one's advantage by bribery, trickery, etc.
  3. To set or place definitely; establish:
To appoint to a post:
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  1. To appoint to a post:
  2. To be among those who finish a competition or race, especially to finish second.
  3. To give an order for:
(Archaic) To form a rank or move in ranks
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  1. (Archaic) To form a rank or move in ranks
  2. To engage in carping criticism. Often used with on:
  3. To place in a rank or ranks
(Intransitive) Come to a halt.
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  1. (Intransitive) Come to a halt.
  2. Cause to come to a halt.
  3. To compose a document, especially one having a standard form.
(Hockey, Lacrosse) An area marked off by lines in front of or around the goal cage, which cannot be entered by players on the offense except under certain conditions
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  1. (Hockey, Lacrosse) An area marked off by lines in front of or around the goal cage, which cannot be entered by players on the offense except under certain conditions
  2. A line, mark, or ridge made by folding and pressing cloth, paper, etc.
  3. A fold or wrinkle
A rustling or crackling sound
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  1. A rustling or crackling sound
  2. A wrinkle, twist, or ripple
  3. A wrinkle, ripple, or fold.
A rut, groove, or narrow depression:
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  1. A rut, groove, or narrow depression:
  2. Anything resembling this, as a deep, narrow rut made by a wheel, a deep wrinkle on the face, etc.
  3. A deep wrinkle in the skin, as on the forehead.
A line or crease in the skin, especially when caused by age or fatigue.
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  1. A line or crease in the skin, especially when caused by age or fatigue.
  2. A crease or pucker in the skin, as any of those caused by aging, frowning, etc.
  3. A line or crease in the skin, as from age.
A way or means of reaching something; an access:
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  1. A way or means of reaching something; an access:
  2. The method used in dealing with or accomplishing:
  3. An advance or overture made by one person to another.
The experience or beginning of a feeling, need, or desire:
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  1. The experience or beginning of a feeling, need, or desire:
  2. Scoring ability or potential:
  3. Decisiveness and clarity in artistic expression:
Development in a particular way; progress:
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  1. Development in a particular way; progress:
  2. A systematic or orderly succession; a sequence:
  3. A complete body of prescribed studies constituting a curriculum:
A method of operating or functioning.
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  1. A method of operating or functioning.
  2. A way of doing or accomplishing something
  3. A person's manner of working.
An orderly or step-by-step conception or proposal for accomplishing an objective:
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  1. An orderly or step-by-step conception or proposal for accomplishing an objective:
  2. A systematic arrangement of elements or important parts; a configuration or outline:
  3. A proposed or intended course of action:
The act, method, or manner of proceeding in some action; esp., the sequence of steps to be followed
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  1. The act, method, or manner of proceeding in some action; esp., the sequence of steps to be followed
  2. A specific course of action; the machinery by which a suit is carried on; the mechanics of the legal process; written rules for legal proceedings, whether criminal or civil, codified in rule books such as the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. A specific course of action; the machinery by which a suit is carried on; the mechanics of the legal process; written rules for legal proceedings, whether criminal or civil, codified in rule books such as the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
  3. A particular course of action or way of doing something
An approach to accomplishing a goal or a method of dealing with a problem.
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  1. An approach to accomplishing a goal or a method of dealing with a problem.
  2. A course of action or policy, esp. one differing from another or a preceding course
  3. A zigzag course, or movement in such a course
(Uncountable) Practical ability in some given field or practice, often as opposed to creativity or imaginative skill. [from 19th c.]
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  1. (Uncountable) Practical ability in some given field or practice, often as opposed to creativity or imaginative skill. [from 19th c.]
  2. Skill or command in a particular activity:
  3. The basic method for making or doing something, such as an artistic work or scientific procedure:
Prudence, shrewdness, or sagacity in practical matters:
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  1. Prudence, shrewdness, or sagacity in practical matters:
  2. A course of action, guiding principle, or procedure considered expedient, prudent, or advantageous:
  3. A plan or course of action, as of a government, political party, or business, intended to influence and determine decisions, actions, and other matters:
(--- Law) The set of rules under which litigation is conducted, especially in contrast to the set of substantive legal principles that determine the merits of legal controversies and disputes.
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  1. (--- Law) The set of rules under which litigation is conducted, especially in contrast to the set of substantive legal principles that determine the merits of legal controversies and disputes.
  2. A specific course of action; the machinery by which a suit is carried on; the mechanics of the legal process; written rules for legal proceedings, whether criminal or civil, codified in rule books such as the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. A specific course of action; the machinery by which a suit is carried on; the mechanics of the legal process; written rules for legal proceedings, whether criminal or civil, codified in rule books such as the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
  3. A set of established forms or methods for conducting the affairs of an organized body such as a business, club, or government.
A plan or procedure for dealing with some matter
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  1. A plan or procedure for dealing with some matter
  2. The presentation itself:
  3. A plan or system of academic and related or ancillary activities:
To utilize knowledge or skill according to rules and principles to create something. To utilize knowledge or skill according to rules and principles to create something. A business, occupation, or pursuit that depends upon a skill. In patent law, the method, process, or technique for creating something or for achieving a useful result.
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  1. To utilize knowledge or skill according to rules and principles to create something. To utilize knowledge or skill according to rules and principles to create something. A business, occupation, or pursuit that depends upon a skill. In patent law, the method, process, or technique for creating something or for achieving a useful result.
  2. Products of this activity; imaginative works considered as a group:
  3. Any branch of creative work, esp. painting, drawing, or work in any other graphic or plastic medium
A commercial enterprise or establishment:
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  1. A commercial enterprise or establishment:
  2. Serious work or endeavor:
  3. One's work, occupation, or profession
A strong urge to become religious.
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  1. A strong urge to become religious.
  2. An inner urge or a strong impulse, especially one believed to be divinely inspired.
  3. A job or occupation.
A profession or occupation which one trains for and pursues as a lifework
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  1. A profession or occupation which one trains for and pursues as a lifework
  2. The general course or progression of one's working life or one's professional achievements:
  3. One's progress through life or in one's work
An article or articles made by a process using manual skills
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  1. An article or articles made by a process using manual skills
  2. Any occupation or avocation requiring special skills, especially manual ones, including carpentry, sewing, pottery, etc.
  3. The practitioners of such an occupation or trade considered as a group.
(Archaic) Purpose to which something is put
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  1. (Archaic) Purpose to which something is put
  2. The state of working for another under a contract of hire that provides that one’s services are subject to the other’s direction and control. The state of working for another under a contract of hire that provides that one’s services are subject to the other’s direction and control.
  3. The thing at which one is employed; work; occupation; profession; job
(Informal) A state of affairs:
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  1. (Informal) A state of affairs:
  2. An operation done to improve one's appearance, or the result of such an operation. Often used in combination:
  3. A specific piece of work, as in one's trade, or done by agreement for pay
An occupying or being occupied; specif., the seizure and control of a country or area by military forces
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  1. An occupying or being occupied; specif., the seizure and control of a country or area by military forces
  2. An activity that serves as one's regular source of livelihood; a vocation.
  3. That which chiefly engages one's time; (one's) trade, profession, or business
The body of persons in any such calling or occupation
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  1. The body of persons in any such calling or occupation
  2. An occupation, such as law, medicine, or engineering, that requires considerable training and specialized study.
  3. The act or ceremony of taking vows on formally entering a religious order
An activity, such as a vocation or hobby, engaged in regularly.
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  1. An activity, such as a vocation or hobby, engaged in regularly.
  2. The act of pursuing.
  3. An occupation, career, interest, etc. to which one devotes time and energy
The people working in or associated with a business or industry:
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  1. The people working in or associated with a business or industry:
  2. A branch or kind of business:
  3. An occupation requiring skill in any of certain kinds of work done with the hands, as distinguished from unskilled work or from a profession or business; craft
A call, summons, or impulsion to perform a certain function or enter a certain career, esp. a religious one
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  1. A call, summons, or impulsion to perform a certain function or enter a certain career, esp. a religious one
  2. (--- Theology) A calling of an individual by God, especially for a religious career.
  3. An inclination or aptness for a certain kind of work:
A factory, plant, or similar building or complex of buildings where a specific type of business or industry is carried on. Often used in combination:
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  1. A factory, plant, or similar building or complex of buildings where a specific type of business or industry is carried on. Often used in combination:
  2. Occupation, profession, business, trade, craft, etc.
  3. A trade, profession, or other means of livelihood:
(Countable) A racquet: an implement with a handle connected to a round frame strung with wire, sinew, or plastic cords, and used to hit a ball, such as in tennis or a birdie in badminton.
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  1. (Countable) A racquet: an implement with a handle connected to a round frame strung with wire, sinew, or plastic cords, and used to hit a ball, such as in tennis or a birdie in badminton.
  2. A wooden paddle, as one used in table tennis.
  3. A dishonest or fraudulent business or practice.
The state of being employed:
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  1. The state of being employed:
  2. The state of being employed, esp. for pay; paid service; employment
  3. (Archaic) Work or occupation
Something useful that can be turned to commercial or other advantage:
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  1. Something useful that can be turned to commercial or other advantage:
  2. A product or service that is indistinguishable from ones manufactured or provided by competing companies and that therefore sells primarily on the basis of price rather than quality or style.
  3. Any tangible good or product that is the subject of sale or barter. Any tangible good or product that is the subject of sale or barter.
(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:
(Countable) A commodity offered for sale; an article of commerce; a kind of merchandise.
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  1. (Countable) A commodity offered for sale; an article of commerce; a kind of merchandise.
  2. Things bought and sold; goods; commodities; wares
  3. (Uncountable) Commodities offered for sale.
(In the plural) See wares.
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  1. (In the plural) See wares.
  2. An item that is offered for sale.
  3. Things, usually of the same general kind, that are for sale; a (specified) kind of merchandise, collectively
(Anatomy) Any of various tubular or pillarlike supporting structures in the body, each generally having a single tissue origin and function:
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  1. (Anatomy) Any of various tubular or pillarlike supporting structures in the body, each generally having a single tissue origin and function:
  2. (Architecture) A vertical structure usually consisting of a base, a cylindrical shaft, and a capital, used as a support or standing alone as a monument.
  3. An arrangement of numbers in a single vertical line.
A line of persons or things situated one behind another
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  1. A line of persons or things situated one behind another
  2. A collection of papers or published materials kept or arranged in convenient order.
  3. A collection of related data or program records stored as a unit with a single name. Files are the basic units that a computer works with in storing and retrieving data.
A stored arrangement of computer data or programs, waiting to be processed
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  1. A stored arrangement of computer data or programs, waiting to be processed
  2. A data structure from which the first item that can be retrieved is the one stored earliest.
  3. (Brit.) A line or file of persons, vehicles, etc. waiting as to be served
A row, line, or series
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  1. A row, line, or series
  2. A relative position or degree of value in a graded group.
  3. An official position or grade:
A number of people or things arranged so as to form a line, esp. a straight line
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  1. A number of people or things arranged so as to form a line, esp. a straight line
  2. A street with a line of buildings on either side, specif. one with occupants or establishments of a specified kind
  3. A series of objects placed next to each other, usually in a straight line.
(Sports) A group of players ranked according to ability within a team:
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  1. (Sports) A group of players ranked according to ability within a team:
  2. A set of objects threaded together or attached on a string:
  3. A scattered group of businesses under a single ownership or management: