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(Uncountable) The state of being cool, as in chilly.
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  1. (Uncountable) The state of being cool, as in chilly.
  2. (Slang, uncountable) The state of being cool, as in good or pleasing.
  3. (Countable) The result or product of being cool, as in chilly.
Restraint imposed on oneself by oneself; self-control
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  1. Restraint imposed on oneself by oneself; self-control
  2. Restraint of one's emotions, desires, or inclinations; self-control.
A device used to adjust or control
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  1. A device used to adjust or control
  2. A restraining device, measure, or limit; a curb:
  3. Authority or ability to manage or direct:
Control of oneself, or of one's own emotions, desires, actions, etc.
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  1. Control of oneself, or of one's own emotions, desires, actions, etc.
Something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose:
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  1. Something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose:
  2. (Military) A body of troops kept in the rear of an army drawn up for battle, reserved to support the other lines as occasion may require; a force or body of troops kept for an exigency.
  3. Restraint and control in artistic expression; freedom from exaggeration or extravagance
The quality or state, or an instance, of being reticent; reserve
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  1. The quality or state, or an instance, of being reticent; reserve
The state of being restricted or confined within prescribed bounds:
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  1. The state of being restricted or confined within prescribed bounds:
  2. (Mathematics) A condition that a solution to an optimization problem must satisfy.
  3. The threat or use of force to prevent, restrict, or dictate the action or thought of others.
  1. The deduction of taxes from an employee's salary.
  2. The portion of earned wages that an employer deducts to cover income tax purposes and forwards to the government.
  3. The process by which the employer makes the deduction. See also W-2 form and W-4 form.
Careful forethought to avoid danger or harm.
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  1. Careful forethought to avoid danger or harm.
  2. A word, sign, etc. by which warning is given
  3. A warning or admonishment, especially to take heed:
The act of forbearing
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  1. The act of forbearing
  2. A refraining from the enforcement of something (as a debt, right, or obligation) that is due.
  3. (Law) The act of giving a debtor more time to pay rather than immediately enforcing a debt that is due.
The condition or quality of being or keeping still and silent.
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  1. The condition or quality of being or keeping still and silent.
  2. A period of time without speech or noise.
  3. The state or fact of keeping silent; a refraining from speech or from making noise
The state or characteristic of being secretive.
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  1. The state or characteristic of being secretive.
Political independence; autonomy.
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  1. Political independence; autonomy.
  2. Government of a group by the action of its own members, as in electing representatives to make its laws
  3. Popular or representative government; democracy.
The state or quality of being undemonstrative.
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Rigidity or a measure of rigidity.
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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
(R.C.Ch.) Abstention from flesh meat on certain designated days
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  1. (R.C.Ch.) Abstention from flesh meat on certain designated days
  2. The act of voluntarily doing without some or all food, drink, or other pleasures
  3. The act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite or desire, especially for alcoholic drink or sexual intercourse.
The state or quality of being moderate; avoidance of extremes
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  1. The state or quality of being moderate; avoidance of extremes
  2. The process of moderating a discussion
  3. An instance of moderating: bringing something away from extremes, especially in a beneficial way
  1. Moderation of passion; patience; calmness; sedateness.
  2. The state or quality of being temperate; self-restraint in conduct, expression, indulgence of the appetites, etc.; moderation
  3. Habitual moderation in regard to the indulgence of the natural appetites and passions; restrained or moderate indulgence; moderation; as, temperance in eating and drinking; temperance in the indulgence of joy or mirth; specifically, moderation, and sometimes abstinence, in respect to using intoxicating liquors.
Sacrifice of one's own desires or interests.
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  1. Sacrifice of one's own desires or interests.
  2. Taking action that sacrifices one's own benefit for the good of others.
  3. The act of refusing to recognize unpleasant facts even when presented by one's self.
The state of being unnatural.
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The blocking or limiting of the activity of an organ, tissue, or cell of the body, caused by the action of a nerve or neuron or by the release of a substance such as a hormone or neurotransmitter.
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  1. The blocking or limiting of the activity of an organ, tissue, or cell of the body, caused by the action of a nerve or neuron or by the release of a substance such as a hormone or neurotransmitter.
  2. Anything that inhibits, esp., a mental or psychological process that restrains or suppresses an action, emotion, or thought
  3. (--- Biology) The condition in which or the process by which an enzyme, for example, is inhibited.
The quality of being abstemious, temperate, or sparing, particularly in the use of food and strong drinks. [First attested in the early 17th century.]
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  1. The quality of being abstemious, temperate, or sparing, particularly in the use of food and strong drinks. [First attested in the early 17th century.]
The act or habit of deliberate self-denial.
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  1. The act or habit of deliberate self-denial.
  2. The act of voluntarily refraining from taking some action, such as casting a vote or participating in a decision or deliberation.
  3. A federal court’s act of declining to exercise its jurisdiction while awaiting or deferring to a decision by a state court. In doing so, the federal court retains jurisdiction of the legal issues at hand and may decide those issues if the plaintiff is not satisfied with the state court’s decision. See also comity and relinquishment. Several rationales for a federal court’s abstention are named for the United States Supreme Court decision in which the rationale was first applied. These include:
The disciplining or controlling of oneself or one's desires, actions, habits, etc.
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  1. The disciplining or controlling of oneself or one's desires, actions, habits, etc.
  2. Training and control of oneself and one's conduct, usually for personal improvement.
  3. Control of oneself, willpower.
The act of repressing; state of being repressed.
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  1. The act of repressing; state of being repressed.
  2. Something repressed in this way
  3. The involuntary rejection from consciousness of painful or disagreeable ideas, memories, feelings, or impulses.
The condition of being deprived; privation.
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  1. The condition of being deprived; privation.
  2. (Countable) The taking away from a clergyman of his benefice, or other spiritual promotion or dignity.
  3. (Uncountable) The state of being deprived; privation; loss; want; bereavement.
The act of limiting or the state of being limited:
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  1. The act of limiting or the state of being limited:
  2. (Law) A period of time, fixed by statute, during which legal action can be brought, as for settling a claim
  3. A limiting rule or condition; a restriction:
The act of hindering:
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  1. The act of hindering:
  2. The state or act of hindering something
  3. Something which hinders: something that holds back or causes problems with something else.
An abridged written text.
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  1. An abridged written text.
  2. The act of abridging or the state of being abridged.
  3. An abridged form, as of a book
The act or process of reducing.
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  1. The act or process of reducing.
  2. The changing of a fraction into a simpler form, especially by dividing the numerator and denominator by a common factor. For example, the fraction8 /12 can be reduced to4 /6 , which can be further reduced to2 /3 , in each case by dividing both the numerator and denominator by 2.
  3. Anything made or brought about by reducing, as a smaller copy, lowered price, sauce of concentrated liquid, etc.
Amount of decreasing
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  1. Amount of decreasing
  2. The amount by which something decreases.
  3. The act or process of decreasing.
A rule or law that forbids something.
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  1. A rule or law that forbids something.
  2. An order or law that forbids
  3. A statute or order forbidding a particular action.
Limitation; restriction; restraint
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  1. Limitation; restriction; restraint
  2. The act of confining or the state of being confined.
  3. Lying-in, time of giving birth
A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque.
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  1. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque.
Something immaterial that obstructs or impedes:
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  1. Something immaterial that obstructs or impedes:
  2. (Horse Racing) The movable gate used to keep the horses in line at the starting point
  3. (Ecology) A physical or biological factor that limits the migration, interbreeding, or free movement of individuals or populations.
Anything that gets in the way or hinders; impediment; obstruction; hindrance
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  1. Anything that gets in the way or hinders; impediment; obstruction; hindrance
  2. Something that stands in the way of or holds up progress:
Something that obstructs; an obstacle:
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  1. Something that obstructs; an obstacle:
  2. (Sports) The act of impeding another player in violation of the rules, as when a player impedes the progress of an opponent not in possession of the puck in ice hockey.
  3. The act of obstructing:
A restricting or being restricted
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  1. A restricting or being restricted
  2. Something that restricts; a regulation or limitation:
  3. The action of restricting or the state of being restricted:
A counter at which drinks, especially alcoholic drinks, and sometimes food, are served.
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  1. A counter at which drinks, especially alcoholic drinks, and sometimes food, are served.
  2. Something that impedes or prevents action or progress:
  3. A legal obstacle or barrier that prevents or destroys a legal action or claim, especially one that prevents the relitigation of an issue or the formation of a valid contract. See also double jeopardy, estoppel, merger, plea, and res judicata. A legal obstacle or barrier that prevents or destroys a legal action or claim, especially one that prevents the relitigation of an issue or the formation of a valid contract. See also double jeopardy, estoppel, merger, plea, and res judicata. To prevent, prohibit, or act as a bar to. In bar. As a bar to an action. For example, if a defendant in a criminal action was acquitted earlier of the same charges that he is now accused, he may plead double jeopardy in bar. At bar. Now before the court. For example, an action that is before the court may be referred to as the case at bar. The legal profession in general. A group of attorneys admitted to practice law in a particular jurisdiction or before a particular court or who practice in a common field or area of expertise in the law. The railing in a courtroom that separates the area used by the judge, lawyers, and court personnel to conduct judicial business from the seating provided for observers. See also bench.
A chain or strap passed around a horse's lower jaw and attached to the bit: the curb checks the horse by causing it to lower its head when the reins are pulled
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  1. A chain or strap passed around a horse's lower jaw and attached to the bit: the curb checks the horse by causing it to lower its head when the reins are pulled
  2. A type of bit having such a chain or strap
  3. A raised margin along an edge used to confine or strengthen.
A narrow strap of leather attached to each end of the bit in the mouth of a horse, and held by the rider or driver to control the animal
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  1. A narrow strap of leather attached to each end of the bit in the mouth of a horse, and held by the rider or driver to control the animal
  2. A means of restraining or checking:
  3. Either of two long narrow straps attached to each end of the bit of a bridle and used by a rider or driver to control a horse or other animal:
The forces used to effect this isolation.
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  1. The forces used to effect this isolation.
  2. The isolation of a nation, area, city, or harbor by hostile ships or forces in order to prevent the entrance and exit of traffic and commerce.
  3. A shutting off of a port or region of a belligerent state by the troops or ships of the enemy in order to prevent passage in or out in time of war
(Ecclesiastical) Any of several grades of the Christian ministry:
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  1. (Ecclesiastical) Any of several grades of the Christian ministry:
  2. A condition of methodical or prescribed arrangement among component parts such that proper functioning or appearance is achieved:
  3. A condition in which freedom from disorder or disruption is maintained through respect for established authority:
Ability to have and use; mastery
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  1. Ability to have and use; mastery
  2. (Comput.) A request entered by means of a keyboard, mouse, etc. to have a particular function performed
  3. An order; direction; mandate
A sequence of bits that tells a computer's central processing unit to perform a particular operation. An instruction can also contain data to be used in the operation.
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  1. A sequence of bits that tells a computer's central processing unit to perform a particular operation. An instruction can also contain data to be used in the operation.
  2. An authoritative direction to be obeyed; an order:
  3. A command or order
The act or power of coercing
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  1. The act or power of coercing
  2. The improper use of economic power to alter, shape, or otherwise control the actions of another.
  3. Constrain or restrain by physical force or the threat of such force. See also duress and undue influence.
A speech defect; stutter, lisp, stammer, etc.
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  1. A speech defect; stutter, lisp, stammer, etc.
  2. A physical defect, especially one that interferes with speech.
  3. Anything preventing the making of a legal contract, esp. of a marriage contract
(Psychol.) An irresistible, repeated, irrational impulse to perform some act
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  1. (Psychol.) An irresistible, repeated, irrational impulse to perform some act
  2. That which compels; driving force
  3. (Psychiatry) An act or ritual that a person feels compelled to perform repeatedly, often to reduce the distress caused by an obsession.
A criminal defense for an act undertaken under threat of serious bodily harm:
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  1. A criminal defense for an act undertaken under threat of serious bodily harm:
  2. The use of force or threats; compulsion
  3. The application of force, or the threat of force, to compel another to act against his or her will. Used as a defense in criminal and contractual matters, for example, that a defendant participated in a crime because held at gunpoint, or signed a contract only under the threat of physical harm. See also economic duress. The application of force, or the threat of force, to compel another to act against his or her will. Used as a defense in criminal and contractual matters, for example, that a defendant participated in a crime because held at gunpoint, or signed a contract only under the threat of physical harm. See also economic duress.
Any of various factors that cause a body to change its speed, direction, or shape. Force is a vector quantity, having both magnitude and direction. Contributions of force from different sources can be summed to give the net force at any given point.
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  1. Any of various factors that cause a body to change its speed, direction, or shape. Force is a vector quantity, having both magnitude and direction. Contributions of force from different sources can be summed to give the net force at any given point.
  2. A person or group capable of influential action:
  3. The use of physical power or violence to compel or restrain:
Physical force used so as to injure, damage, or destroy; extreme roughness of action
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  1. Physical force used so as to injure, damage, or destroy; extreme roughness of action
  2. Intense, often devastatingly or explosively powerful force or energy, as of a hurricane or volcano
  3. The use of physical force, especially physical force utilized with malice and/or the attempt to harm someone. Some courts have ruled that in labor disputes, violence includes picketing with false information on the placards, in an attempt to harm a business. The use of physical force, especially physical force utilized with malice and/or the attempt to harm someone. Some courts have ruled that in labor disputes, violence includes picketing with false information on the placards, in an attempt to harm a business.
Measures taken by a state or an alliance of states to prevent hostile action by another state.
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  1. Measures taken by a state or an alliance of states to prevent hostile action by another state.
  2. The policy or practice of stockpiling nuclear weapons to deter another nation from making a nuclear attack
  3. The act or a means of deterring.
Something that deters:
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  1. Something that deters:
  2. A thing or factor that deters; hindrance
  3. A retaliatory means of discouraging enemy attack:
Training expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behavior, especially training that produces moral or mental improvement:
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  1. Training expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behavior, especially training that produces moral or mental improvement:
  2. A state of order based on submission to rules and authority:
  3. Control obtained by enforcing compliance or order:
An assigning or being assigned; appointment; allotment
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  1. An assigning or being assigned; appointment; allotment
  2. (Education) a task given to students, homework or coursework
  3. The transfer of a duty, interest, or right from one party to another. See also subrogation. The transfer of a duty, interest, or right from one party to another. See also subrogation.
The level of detail in a recording, production, or digital encoding of an image or sound.
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  1. The level of detail in a recording, production, or digital encoding of an image or sound.
  2. The power of a lens to show (an object) in clear, sharp outline
  3. The act or process of stating a precise meaning or significance; formulation of a meaning:
Something prescribed; order; direction; prescript
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  1. Something prescribed; order; direction; prescript
  2. A doctor's written direction for the preparation and use of medicine, the grinding of lenses for eyeglasses, etc.
  3. A written order, especially by a physician, for the preparation and administration of a medicine or other treatment.
The state or quality of being moderate; avoidance of extremes
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  1. The state or quality of being moderate; avoidance of extremes
  2. An instance of moderating: bringing something away from extremes, especially in a beneficial way
  3. The process of moderating a discussion
The act by which something is tempered.
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  1. The act by which something is tempered.
A qualification or added condition.
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  1. A qualification or added condition.
  2. An examination that must be taken in order to qualify.
A movable cover, hinged or unattached, as for a box, trunk, pot, etc.; top
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  1. A movable cover, hinged or unattached, as for a box, trunk, pot, etc.; top
  2. (Slang) A small package of marijuana, usually about an ounce
  3. (Informal) An act of concealment; a cover:
  1. Imprisonment, captivity
  2. The condition of goods in a bonded warehouse until duty is paid
  3. Plural form of bond
Plural form of fetter
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A metaphor used to describe a range of situations seen as (unpleasantly?) confining or restricting.
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  1. A metaphor used to describe a range of situations seen as (unpleasantly?) confining or restricting.
  2. A jacket-like garment with very long sleeves which can be secured in place, thus preventing the wearer from moving his or her arms. Often used in psychiatric hospitals to prevent patients from injuring themselves or others.
  3. A jacketlike device with sleeves that bind the arms tight against the body: used, as in a psychiatric ward, to restrain persons in a violent state
An inscription, as around a coin or medal
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  1. An inscription, as around a coin or medal
  2. A circumscribed space or area
  3. A limitation or restriction
The act of confining or the state of being confined.
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  1. The act of confining or the state of being confined.
  2. Lying-in, time of giving birth
  3. Limitation; restriction; restraint
One that restricts, limits, or regulates; a check:
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  1. One that restricts, limits, or regulates; a check:
  2. The state of being restricted or confined within prescribed bounds:
  3. Confinement or restriction
A limiting rule or condition; a restriction:
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  1. A limiting rule or condition; a restriction:
  2. (Law) A period established by statute during which a lawsuit or criminal prosecution must be initiated.
  3. A restriction.
Something that restricts; a regulation or limitation:
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  1. Something that restricts; a regulation or limitation:
  2. A restricting or being restricted
  3. The action of restricting or the state of being restricted:
A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque.
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  1. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque.
A limitation or restriction
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  1. A limitation or restriction
  2. An inscription, as around a coin or medal
  3. A circumscribed space or area
(Mathematics) A condition that a solution to an optimization problem must satisfy.
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  1. (Mathematics) A condition that a solution to an optimization problem must satisfy.
  2. One that restricts, limits, or regulates; a check:
  3. The threat or use of force to prevent, restrict, or dictate the action or thought of others.
A metal bar bent to form a right angle at each end, for holding together blocks of stone, timbers, etc.
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  1. A metal bar bent to form a right angle at each end, for holding together blocks of stone, timbers, etc.
  2. Spasmodic contractions of the uterus, such as those occurring during menstruation or labor, usually causing pain in the abdomen that may radiate to the lower back and thighs.
  3. Partial local paralysis, as from excessive use of muscles
A raised margin along an edge used to confine or strengthen.
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  1. A raised margin along an edge used to confine or strengthen.
  2. A market dealing in stocks and bonds not listed on the stock exchange
  3. A type of bit having such a chain or strap
Something that restrains, blocks, or suppresses.
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  1. Something that restrains, blocks, or suppresses.
  2. Anything that inhibits, esp., a mental or psychological process that restrains or suppresses an action, emotion, or thought
  3. (--- Biology) The condition in which or the process by which an enzyme, for example, is inhibited.
  1. Legal limit
  2. Something that restricts or restrains; a restraint:
  3. The point, edge, or line beyond which something ends, may not go, or is not allowed:
(Law) A period of time, fixed by statute, during which legal action can be brought, as for settling a claim
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  1. (Law) A period of time, fixed by statute, during which legal action can be brought, as for settling a claim
  2. A shortcoming or defect:
  3. Something that limits, as some factor in makeup which restricts the scope of a person's activity or accomplishment; qualification
A restricting or being restricted
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  1. A restricting or being restricted
  2. The action of restricting or the state of being restricted:
  3. Something that restricts; a regulation or limitation:
A limiting or restricting condition; restriction
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  1. A limiting or restricting condition; restriction
  2. (Med.) An abnormal narrowing of a passage in the body; stenosis
  3. A restraint, limit, or restriction:
A shackle used to teach a horse to amble.
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  1. A shackle used to teach a horse to amble.
  2. Something that restricts activity, expression, or progress; a restraint.
  3. An arrangement of links and a hook in a fireplace for raising and lowering a kettle.
A brief amount of time; a moment:
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  1. A brief amount of time; a moment:
  2. (Chiefly British) A small coin:
  3. A matter being considered:
A device for slowing or stopping motion, as of a vehicle, especially by contact friction.
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  1. A device for slowing or stopping motion, as of a vehicle, especially by contact friction.
  2. Anything that slows down or stops movement, activity, or progress
  3. Something that slows or stops action.
A curb or check:
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  1. A curb or check:
  2. A harness, consisting of a headstall, bit, and reins, fitted about a horse's head and used to restrain or guide the animal.
  3. A head harness for guiding a horse: it consists of headstall, bit, and reins
A range of allowable behavior or responsibility:
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  1. A range of allowable behavior or responsibility:
  2. Control or restraint:
  3. A chain, rope, or strap attached to the collar or harness of an animal, especially a dog, and used to lead it or hold it in check.
A bit for a horse, consisting of two bars joined at the center, as by a joint.
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  1. A bit for a horse, consisting of two bars joined at the center, as by a joint.
  2. A bit, usually light and jointed, attached to a bridle and having no curb
A substance or device, as glue, solder, or a chain, which holds things together or unites them
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  1. A substance or device, as glue, solder, or a chain, which holds things together or unites them
  2. A systematically overlapping or alternating arrangement of bricks or stones in a wall, designed to increase strength and stability.
  3. An electrostatic attraction between atoms or groups of atoms that forms a stable aggregate unit, such as a molecule or metal
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.
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  1. 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.
  2. Tire chain
  3. An instrument used in surveying, consisting of 100 linked pieces of iron or steel and measuring 66 feet (20.1 meters).
A shackle or chain for the feet
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  1. A shackle or chain for the feet
  2. A device, usually one of a pair of rings connected to a chain, that is attached to the ankles or feet to restrict movement.
  3. A chain or similar object used to bind a person or animal – often by its legs (usually in plural).
A restraining device consisting of a pair of strong, connected hoops that can be tightened and locked about the wrists and used on one or both arms of a prisoner in custody.
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  1. A restraining device consisting of a pair of strong, connected hoops that can be tightened and locked about the wrists and used on one or both arms of a prisoner in custody.
  2. Either of a pair of connected metal rings that can be locked about the wrists, as in restraining a prisoner
An awkward, halting walk; limp
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  1. An awkward, halting walk; limp
  2. Short straps tied between the legs of unfenced horses, allowing them to wander short distances but preventing them from running off.
  3. A device, such as a rope or strap, used to hobble an animal.
Any tool, implement, device, apparatus, etc. made of iron
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  1. Any tool, implement, device, apparatus, etc. made of iron
  2. A tonic, pill, or other medication containing iron and taken as a dietary supplement.
  3. Iron shackles or chains
Something that confines or restrains:
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  1. Something that confines or restrains:
  2. A handcuff; fetter or shackle for the hand
  3. A device for confining the hands, usually consisting of a set of two metal rings that are fastened about the wrists and joined by a metal chain.
A restraint or check on action or progress:
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  1. A restraint or check on action or progress:
  2. Any of several devices used in fastening or coupling
  3. A device, usually one of a pair connected to a chain, that encircles the ankle or wrist of a prisoner or captive.
(Archaic) Fetter; shackle
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  1. (Archaic) Fetter; shackle
  2. A shackle or fetter, especially for the leg.
A device used to adjust or control
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  1. A device used to adjust or control
  2. A restraining device, measure, or limit; a curb:
  3. Authority or ability to manage or direct:
(Canada) A tract of land set apart for the use of an Aboriginal group; Indian reserve (compare US reservation.)
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  1. (Canada) A tract of land set apart for the use of an Aboriginal group; Indian reserve (compare US reservation.)
  2. (Military) A body of troops kept in the rear of an army drawn up for battle, reserved to support the other lines as occasion may require; a force or body of troops kept for an exigency.
  3. Restraint and control in artistic expression; freedom from exaggeration or extravagance
The quality or state, or an instance, of being reticent; reserve
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  1. The quality or state, or an instance, of being reticent; reserve
Control of oneself, or of one's own emotions, desires, actions, etc.
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  1. Control of oneself, or of one's own emotions, desires, actions, etc.
Restraint imposed on oneself by oneself; self-control
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  1. Restraint imposed on oneself by oneself; self-control
  2. Restraint of one's emotions, desires, or inclinations; self-control.
The trait of being taciturn.
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