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A length of line, thread, ribbon, or other thin material that is curved or doubled over making an opening.
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  1. A length of line, thread, ribbon, or other thin material that is curved or doubled over making an opening.
  2. A system consisting of a series of operations or activities in which each depends on the outcome of the previous one; esp., such a system in which the result of a later operation affects an earlier operation, providing continuous feedback
  3. The more or less circular figure formed by a line, thread, wire, etc. that curves back to cross itself
(Soccer) someone connected with Queens Park Rangers Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.
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  1. (Soccer) someone connected with Queens Park Rangers Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.
  2. A circular band of metal or wood put around a cask or barrel to bind the staves together.
  3. One of a pair of circular frames, usually of wood or plastic, used to hold material taut for embroidery or similar needlework.
A ring or circular band worn as an ornament
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  1. A ring or circular band worn as an ornament
  2. A small circle, especially a circular ornament.
(Computers) A graphical item or segment of text in a webpage or other electronic document that, when clicked, causes another webpage or section of the same webpage to be displayed:
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  1. (Computers) A graphical item or segment of text in a webpage or other electronic document that, when clicked, causes another webpage or section of the same webpage to be displayed:
  2. A connecting element; a tie or bond:
  3. Cuff link
A large wooden, plastic, or metal ring, especially one used as a plaything or for trained animals to jump through.
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  1. A large wooden, plastic, or metal ring, especially one used as a plaything or for trained animals to jump through.
  2. A circular band of metal or wood put around a cask or barrel to bind the staves together.
  3. A circular band or ring for holding together the staves of a barrel, cask, etc.
A neckband or collar.
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  1. A neckband or collar.
  2. A simple ungrooved ring, especially a wedding ring.
  3. A thin strip of flexible material used to encircle and bind one object or to hold a number of objects together:
A small circle, especially a circular ornament.
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  1. A small circle, especially a circular ornament.
  2. A ring or circular band worn as an ornament
A restraining or identifying band of leather, metal, or plastic put around the neck of an animal.
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  1. A restraining or identifying band of leather, metal, or plastic put around the neck of an animal.
  2. A band of leather or metal for the neck of a dog, cat, etc.
  3. A cloth band or folded-over piece attached to the neck of a garment
A secret scheme or plot.
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  1. A secret scheme or plot.
  2. A small group of persons joined in a secret, often political, intrigue; junta
  3. The intrigues of such a group; plot
A council or small legislative body in a government, especially in Central or South America.
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  1. A council or small legislative body in a government, especially in Central or South America.
  2. An assembly or council; esp., a Spanish or Latin American legislative or administrative body
  3. A group of political intriguers; esp., such a group, of military men in power after a coup d'état
A combination.
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  1. A combination.
  2. A power-operated harvesting machine that cuts, threshes, and cleans grain.
  3. An association of persons, corporations, etc. for commercial or political, sometimes unethical, purposes
A group assembled for amusement or recreation
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  1. A group assembled for amusement or recreation
  2. A group of people who have gathered to participate in an activity:
  3. A group of soldiers selected for a duty or mission:
(Canada, politics) Bloc Québécois
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  1. (Canada, politics) Bloc Québécois
  2. An alliance, often temporary, of political parties in a legislature
  3. A group of legislators who, without regard to party affiliation, act together to advance some common interest of their constituents
A literary work or film that is a mix of fact and fiction.
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  1. A literary work or film that is a mix of fact and fiction.
  2. A group of persons forming a cohesive, usually contentious minority within a larger group.
  3. A group of people inside a political party, club, government, etc. working in a common cause against other such groups or against the main body
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. (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.
  3. An assemblage of persons or objects gathered or located together; an aggregation:
A group of people associated together in some way
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  1. A group of people associated together in some way
  2. A group of laborers organized together on one job or under one foreperson:
  3. A group of adolescents who band together, especially a group of delinquents.
A group of musicians playing together, esp. upon wind and percussion instruments
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  1. A group of musicians playing together, esp. upon wind and percussion instruments
  2. A thin strip of flexible material used to encircle and bind one object or to hold a number of objects together:
  3. A group of musicians who perform as an ensemble.
A small, exclusive group of individuals; cabal
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  1. A small, exclusive group of individuals; cabal
  2. (Graph theory) A subgraph isomorphic to a complete graph.
  3. A small exclusive group of friends or associates.
Exclusive control of a commodity or service in a given market, or control that makes possible the fixing of prices and the virtual elimination of free competition
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  1. Exclusive control of a commodity or service in a given market, or control that makes possible the fixing of prices and the virtual elimination of free competition
  2. Exclusive control by one group of the means of producing or selling a commodity or service:
  3. A company, group, or individual having exclusive control over a commercial activity.
An association of industrialists, business firms, etc. for establishing a national or international monopoly by price fixing, ownership of controlling stock, etc.; trust
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  1. An association of industrialists, business firms, etc. for establishing a national or international monopoly by price fixing, ownership of controlling stock, etc.; trust
  2. An official agreement between governments at war, especially one concerning the exchange of prisoners.
  3. A group of independent producers or sellers in a particular industry, or a group of businesses with a common interest, who have joined together to reduce competition between themselves by allocating markets, sharing knowledge, or controlling the price and production of a product or service. See also monopoly and oligopoly. A group of independent producers or sellers in a particular industry, or a group of businesses with a common interest, who have joined together to reduce competition between themselves by allocating markets, sharing knowledge, or controlling the price and production of a product or service. See also monopoly and oligopoly.
(--- Baseball) Either side of home plate, toward or away from the batter.
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  1. (--- Baseball) Either side of home plate, toward or away from the batter.
  2. Something used to form, mark, protect, or decorate a corner
  3. (Boxing) Any of the four areas in the ring where the ropes meet to form 90° angles, esp., either of two such areas at opposite ends of the ring, used by the boxers between rounds for rest and medical attention
A group of journalists who cover an event and then by agreement share their reports with participating news media:
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  1. A group of journalists who cover an event and then by agreement share their reports with participating news media:
  2. Any of various games related to billiards played typically with object balls numbered from one to fifteen and a cue ball, on a : the object is to pocket a ball or balls
  3. The combined investments of a group of persons or corporations undertaking, and sharing responsibility for, a joint enterprise
An industrial or business combination, now illegal in the U.S., in which management and control of the member corporations are vested in a single board of trustees, who are thus able to control a market, absorb or eliminate competition, fix prices, etc.
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  1. An industrial or business combination, now illegal in the U.S., in which management and control of the member corporations are vested in a single board of trustees, who are thus able to control a market, absorb or eliminate competition, fix prices, etc.
  2. A trustee or group of trustees
  3. (Law) A legal relationship in which one party holds a title to property while another party has the entitlement to the beneficial use of that property.
A company consisting of a number of separate newspapers; a newspaper chain.
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  1. A company consisting of a number of separate newspapers; a newspaper chain.
  2. A group or council of syndics
  3. Any group organized to further some undertaking
People, groups, nations, or states united for some common purpose
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  1. People, groups, nations, or states united for some common purpose
  2. A group of people who have united for unlawful practices; a conspiracy.
  3. A league or alliance formed by such a union; federation or confederation
An association or a secret society of Chinese in the United States, believed to be involved in organized crime.
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  1. An association or a secret society of Chinese in the United States, believed to be involved in organized crime.
  2. In the U.S., a Chinese secret fraternal society
  3. A Chinese association or political party
A broad wooden shoe or patten for a man or horse, to allow walking on marshy or soft ground.
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  1. A broad wooden shoe or patten for a man or horse, to allow walking on marshy or soft ground.
  2. (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.
  3. A wooden paddle, as one used in table tennis.
A large and often disorderly crowd.
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  1. A large and often disorderly crowd.
  2. The mass of common people; the populace.
  3. An indiscriminate or loosely associated group of things:
A number of business enterprises under one ownership or management
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  1. A number of business enterprises under one ownership or management
  2. The section of a band or orchestra composed of stringed instruments, especially violins, violas, cellos, and double basses.
  3. A scattered group of businesses under a single ownership or management:
(Sports) A sport where two opponents punch each other with gloved fists, the object being to score more points by the end of the match or by knockout, or technical knockout.
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  1. (Sports) A sport where two opponents punch each other with gloved fists, the object being to score more points by the end of the match or by knockout, or technical knockout.
  2. The act, activity, or sport of fighting with the fists, especially according to rules requiring the use of boxing gloves and limiting legal blows to those striking above the waist and on the front or sides of the opponent.
  3. The skill or sport of fighting with the fists
Professional boxing.
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  1. Professional boxing.
  2. A square platform or similar area, enclosed by ropes, for prizefights
  3. A platform enclosed by ropes on which contending boxers meet.
The area in the center of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and other spectacles were held.
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  1. The area in the center of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and other spectacles were held.
  2. A building containing such an area
  3. A central area used for entertainment or sports events and usually surrounded by seats
Professional boxing.
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  1. Professional boxing.
  2. A platform enclosed by ropes on which contending boxers meet.
  3. A square platform or similar area, enclosed by ropes, for prizefights
A space, usually square, with elastic ropes around the edge, in which a boxing match is contested.
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  1. A space, usually square, with elastic ropes around the edge, in which a boxing match is contested.
A closely woven, coarse cloth of hemp, cotton, or linen, often unbleached, used for tents, sails, etc.
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  1. A closely woven, coarse cloth of hemp, cotton, or linen, often unbleached, used for tents, sails, etc.
  2. A painting executed on such fabric.
  3. A piece of such fabric on which a painting, especially an oil painting, is executed.
Plural form of rope
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Something having an equal-sided rectangular form:
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  1. Something having an equal-sided rectangular form:
  2. (Mathematics) The product obtained when a number or quantity is multiplied by itself:
  3. (Informal) A person who is square
  1. Any of various artificial substances, such as polyurethane, that have similar properties to natural resins and are used to make plastics.
  2. Any of numerous clear to translucent yellow or brown, solid or semisolid, viscous substances of plant origin, such as copal, rosin, and amber, used principally in lacquers, varnishes, inks, adhesives, plastics, and pharmaceuticals. Resins are usually insoluble in water.
The musical sounds or harmony produced by or as by chimes
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  1. The musical sounds or harmony produced by or as by chimes
  2. (Music) A set of tuned bells used as an orchestral instrument.
  3. A contrivance for striking a bell or set of bells
Any loud, prolonged sound, as of gunfire, thunder, laughter, etc.
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  1. Any loud, prolonged sound, as of gunfire, thunder, laughter, etc.
  2. A loud burst of noise:
  3. The loud ringing of a bell or set of bells
A charge for a service, such as a telephone call to another country.
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  1. A charge for a service, such as a telephone call to another country.
  2. A tax or charge for a privilege, esp. for permission to pass over a bridge, along a highway, etc.
  3. A charge for service or extra service, as for transportation, for a long-distance telephone call, or, formerly, for having one's grain milled
An omen of death, failure, etc.
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  1. An omen of death, failure, etc.
  2. A signal of disaster or destruction.
  3. The sound of a bell knelling; a toll.
The act or sound of tinkling
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  1. The act or sound of tinkling
  2. A light, clear metallic sound or a sound suggestive of it.
A loud, resonant, metallic sound.
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  1. A loud, resonant, metallic sound.
  2. The strident call of a crane or goose.
The sound of metal or glass clattering against itself.
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  1. The sound of metal or glass clattering against itself.
  2. The sound produced by or as if by bits of metal striking together.
  3. A short tune or verse, especially one used to advertise something.
The ringing sound of bells
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  1. The ringing sound of bells
  2. The ringing or sounding of bells.
Noisy or annoying talk
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  1. Noisy or annoying talk
  2. Noisy quarrel or arguing
  3. A harsh sound; discordant ringing
(Slang) An empty-headed person; a fool.
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  1. (Slang) An empty-headed person; a fool.
  2. The sound of a bell being rung
  3. The peal of a bell.
A closed curve whose points are all on the same plane and at the same distance from a fixed point (the center).
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  1. A closed curve whose points are all on the same plane and at the same distance from a fixed point (the center).
  2. To move in a circle around:
  3. To move in a circle.
To roll around the rim of
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  1. To roll around the rim of
  2. To put around or along a rim
To enclose or confine on all sides so as to bar escape or outside communication:
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  1. To enclose or confine on all sides so as to bar escape or outside communication:
  2. To be present on all or nearly all sides of; encircle
  3. To extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle:
To have as part of something larger; include:
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  1. To have as part of something larger; include:
  2. To include within its scope; to circumscribe or go round so as to surround; to enclose; to contain.
  3. To form a circle or ring around; encircle.
To form a circle around:
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  1. To form a circle around:
  2. To remove a band of bark and cambium from the circumference of (a tree), usually in order to kill it.
  3. To encircle with a belt.
To insert into a container, usually an envelope or package.
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  1. To insert into a container, usually an envelope or package.
  2. To surround on all sides; close in:
  3. To surround with a wall, fence, etc.
To progress as a measuring worm does by alternately straightening the body and drawing it up into a loop
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  1. To progress as a measuring worm does by alternately straightening the body and drawing it up into a loop
  2. To move in a loop or an arc.
  3. To fly (an aircraft) in a loop.
To encircle (a person or the part of the body) with a belt or band.
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  1. To encircle (a person or the part of the body) with a belt or band.
  2. To fasten or secure (clothing, for example) with a belt or band.
  3. To encircle or fasten with a belt or band
To beat with a belt or strap.
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  1. To beat with a belt or strap.
  2. To equip, support, or attach with a belt:
  3. To encircle with or as with a belt; girdle
(Rare) To border (on) or be contiguous (with or to another region)
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  1. (Rare) To border (on) or be contiguous (with or to another region)
  2. To keep within bounds; restrict:
  3. To have a common boundary; to border; to lie contiguous; to touch; followed by on or with.
To strike (the hands) together with an abrupt, loud sound, usually repeatedly:
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  1. To strike (the hands) together with an abrupt, loud sound, usually repeatedly:
  2. To put, move, set, etc. swiftly
  3. To strike together with a sharp sound, as one hard surface on another:
To make, or strike together with, a loud, sharp, ringing sound, as of metal being struck
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  1. To make, or strike together with, a loud, sharp, ringing sound, as of metal being struck
  2. To move with such a sound
To move noisily or strike sharply (against something)
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  1. To move noisily or strike sharply (against something)
  2. Hard, noisily, and suddenly
  3. Exactly; precisely:
To strike so as to produce music or a signal:
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  1. To strike so as to produce music or a signal:
  2. To strike about in or hunt through underbrush, woods, etc. for game
  3. (Informal) To baffle or puzzle
To bar, or take away; to defeat.
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  1. To bar, or take away; to defeat.
  2. To charge for the use of another’s property, hence toll roads, toll bridges, and so on.
  3. (Now Chiefly Dial.) To allure or entice; esp., to decoy (game, etc.)
(Sports) To score a goal:
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  1. (Sports) To score a goal:
  2. To produce or play by manipulating strings or keys:
  3. To remove the scenery of (a play)
(Rowing) To work (an oar) by drawing it toward one
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  1. (Rowing) To work (an oar) by drawing it toward one
  2. (Slang) To draw out (a weapon) in readiness for use:
  3. To pick or uproot
To depress or push (a push button, a key on a keypad, etc.)
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  1. To depress or push (a push button, a key on a keypad, etc.)
  2. To drive (a ball, for example) with the fist.
  3. To depress (a key or button, for example) in order to activate a device or perform an operation:
To move with a buzzing sound
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  1. To move with a buzzing sound
  2. To be filled with noisy activity or talk
  3. To move quickly and busily; bustle.
To act or conduct oneself in a specified way:
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  1. To act or conduct oneself in a specified way:
  2. To put (a specified card) into play
  3. (Music) To perform on an instrument:
To echo or be filled with sound; reverberate
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  1. To echo or be filled with sound; reverberate
  2. To give forth, utter, or repeat loudly
  3. To give back (sound); echo
To have a prolonged or continuing effect:
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  1. To have a prolonged or continuing effect:
  2. To subject (a metal, for example) to treatment in a reverberatory furnace.
  3. To have repercussions: said as of an event or action [a governmental decision reverberating throughout the entire economy]
To sound in a peal; resound; ring
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  1. To sound in a peal; resound; ring
  2. To cause to peal.
To give (the time) by striking bells
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  1. To give (the time) by striking bells
  2. To ring, play, or strike (a bell, set of bells, etc.)
  3. To strike (a bell) to produce music.
To exact as a toll.
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  1. To exact as a toll.
  2. (Now Rare) To collect a toll or tolls
  3. To impose a toll on
To ring in a slow, solemn way; toll
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  1. To ring in a slow, solemn way; toll
  2. To call or announce by or as by a knell
  3. To give forth a mournful or ominous sound.
To indicate, signal, etc. by tinkling
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  1. To indicate, signal, etc. by tinkling
  2. To make a series of small, short, light, ringing sounds like those of a very small bell
  3. To signal or call by tinkling.
To make a succession of light, ringing sounds, as small bells or bits of metal striking together; tinkle
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  1. To make a succession of light, ringing sounds, as small bells or bits of metal striking together; tinkle
  2. (Dated) To rhyme or sound with a jingling effect.
  3. To have obvious, easy rhythm, simple repetitions of sound, etc., as some poetry and music
To quarrel or argue noisily
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  1. To quarrel or argue noisily
  2. To have an irritating effect on:
  3. To quarrel in words; to wrangle.
To cause to move back and forth rapidly:
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  1. To cause to move back and forth rapidly:
  2. To set in to-and-fro motion; oscillate
  3. To progress in a given direction while moving back and forth rapidly:
To make, or strike together with, a loud, sharp, ringing sound, as of metal being struck
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  1. To make, or strike together with, a loud, sharp, ringing sound, as of metal being struck
  2. To move with such a sound
To make a deep ringing noise.
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  1. To make a deep ringing noise.
  2. To cause to sound with a deep ringing noise.
To dent or nick.
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  1. To dent or nick.
  2. To cause to clang, as by striking.
  3. (Slang) To strike; hit
To order to come or appear; call for or send for with authority or urgency
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  1. To order to come or appear; call for or send for with authority or urgency
  2. To request to appear; send for:
  3. To call together; convene:
To record the payment of.
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  1. To record the payment of.
  2. To enter (a payment) into a cash register, or till in a shop, or record a credit- or debit-card payment.
  3. (Idiomatic) To telephone, to call someone on the telephone.
Any of the distinct grooves on a long-playing phonograph record that contains an individual selection or a separate section of a whole.
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  1. Any of the distinct grooves on a long-playing phonograph record that contains an individual selection or a separate section of a whole.
  2. A group of musicians who perform as an ensemble.
  3. A thin strip of flexible material used to encircle and bind one object or to hold a number of objects together:
A closed curve whose points are all on the same plane and at the same distance from a fixed point (the center).
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  1. A closed curve whose points are all on the same plane and at the same distance from a fixed point (the center).
  2. A series or process that finishes at its starting point or continuously repeats itself; a cycle.
  3. (Logic) A vicious circle.
A closed, usually circular line that goes around an object or area.
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  1. A closed, usually circular line that goes around an object or area.
  2. A group of nightclubs, resorts, etc. at which entertainers appear in turn
  3. A closed path through which an electric current flows or may flow. &diamf3; Circuits in which a power source is connected to two or more components (such as light bulbs, or logic gates in a computer circuit), one after the other, are called series circuits. If the circuit is broken, none of the components receives a current. Circuits in which a power source is directly connected to two or more components are called parallel circuits. If a break occurs in the circuit, only the component along whose path the break occurs stops receiving a current.
(Botany) The central area bearing numerous disk flowers in the flower head of a composite plant such as a daisy.
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  1. (Botany) The central area bearing numerous disk flowers in the flower head of a composite plant such as a daisy.
  2. A thin, flat, circular object or plate.
  3. A round, flattened structure in a plant or animal, such as an intervertebral disk.
A spiral oceanic surface current driven primarily by the global wind system and constrained by the continents surrounding the three ocean basins (Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian). Each ocean basin has a large gyre in the subtropical region, centered around 30° north and south latitude. Smaller gyres occur at 50° north latitude in the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The direction of a gyre's rotation is determined by the prevailing winds in the region, with the large subtropical gyres rotating clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
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  1. A spiral oceanic surface current driven primarily by the global wind system and constrained by the continents surrounding the three ocean basins (Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian). Each ocean basin has a large gyre in the subtropical region, centered around 30° north and south latitude. Smaller gyres occur at 50° north latitude in the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The direction of a gyre's rotation is determined by the prevailing winds in the region, with the large subtropical gyres rotating clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
  2. A circular or spiral form; ring or vortex
  3. A circular or spiral motion or form, especially a circular ocean current.
A solid or partly solid disk, or a circular frame connected by spokes to a central hub, capable of turning on a central axis and used as to move vehicles or transmit power in machinery
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  1. A solid or partly solid disk, or a circular frame connected by spokes to a central hub, capable of turning on a central axis and used as to move vehicles or transmit power in machinery
  2. A solid disk or a rigid circular ring connected by spokes to a hub, designed to turn around an axle passed through the center.
  3. A military maneuver executed in order to change the direction of movement of a formation, as of troops or ships, in which the formation is maintained while the outer unit describes an arc and the inner or center unit remains stationary as a pivot.
One of a series of concentric transparent spheres thought by ancient and medieval astronomers to revolve about the earth and carry the celestial bodies.
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  1. One of a series of concentric transparent spheres thought by ancient and medieval astronomers to revolve about the earth and carry the celestial bodies.
  2. (Rare) Anything circular in form; circle
  3. A small globe with a cross on top, as a symbol of royal power
(Anatomy) The vertebrate organ of sight, composed of a pair of fluid-filled spherical structures that occupy the orbits of the skull. Incoming light is refracted by the cornea of the eye and transmitted through the pupil to the lens, which focuses the image onto the retina.
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  1. (Anatomy) The vertebrate organ of sight, composed of a pair of fluid-filled spherical structures that occupy the orbits of the skull. Incoming light is refracted by the cornea of the eye and transmitted through the pupil to the lens, which focuses the image onto the retina.
  2. A choice center cut of meat, as of beef:
  3. A brood.
A length of line, thread, ribbon, or other thin material that is curved or doubled over making an opening.
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  1. A length of line, thread, ribbon, or other thin material that is curved or doubled over making an opening.
  2. The more or less circular figure formed by a line, thread, wire, etc. that curves back to cross itself
  3. Something having a shape, order, or path of motion that is circular or curved over on itself.
(Canada, politics) Bloc Québécois
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  1. (Canada, politics) Bloc Québécois
  2. An alliance, often temporary, of political parties in a legislature
  3. A group of legislators who, without regard to party affiliation, act together to advance some common interest of their constituents
An association of industrialists, business firms, etc. for establishing a national or international monopoly by price fixing, ownership of controlling stock, etc.; trust
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  1. An association of industrialists, business firms, etc. for establishing a national or international monopoly by price fixing, ownership of controlling stock, etc.; trust
  2. An official agreement between governments at war, especially one concerning the exchange of prisoners.
  3. A group of independent producers or sellers in a particular industry, or a group of businesses with a common interest, who have joined together to reduce competition between themselves by allocating markets, sharing knowledge, or controlling the price and production of a product or service. See also monopoly and oligopoly. A group of independent producers or sellers in a particular industry, or a group of businesses with a common interest, who have joined together to reduce competition between themselves by allocating markets, sharing knowledge, or controlling the price and production of a product or service. See also monopoly and oligopoly.
A transitory association of animals of the same species in which members join forces against another animal or animals to defend against an attack or gain access to a resource.
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  1. A transitory association of animals of the same species in which members join forces against another animal or animals to defend against an attack or gain access to a resource.
  2. An alliance of factions, nations, etc., for some specific purpose, as of political parties in times of national emergency
  3. An alliance, especially a temporary one, of people, factions, parties, or nations.
(Math.) Any of the various groupings, or subsets, into which a number, or set, of units may be arranged without regard to order: dual combinations of A, B, C, and D are AB, AC, AD, BC, BD, CD
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  1. (Math.) Any of the various groupings, or subsets, into which a number, or set, of units may be arranged without regard to order: dual combinations of A, B, C, and D are AB, AC, AD, BC, BD, CD
  2. An alliance of persons or parties for a common purpose; an association.
  3. (Mathematics) One or more elements selected from a set without regard to the order of selection.
A power-operated harvesting machine that cuts, threshes, and cleans grain.
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  1. A power-operated harvesting machine that cuts, threshes, and cleans grain.
  2. A combination.
  3. An association of persons, corporations, etc. for commercial or political, sometimes unethical, purposes
A literary work or film that is a mix of fact and fiction.
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  1. A literary work or film that is a mix of fact and fiction.
  2. A group of persons forming a cohesive, usually contentious minority within a larger group.
  3. A group of people inside a political party, club, government, etc. working in a common cause against other such groups or against the main body
A gathering for social entertainment, or the entertainment itself, often of a specific nature
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  1. A gathering for social entertainment, or the entertainment itself, often of a specific nature
  2. A group of people who have gathered to participate in an activity:
  3. A group of soldiers selected for a duty or mission:
A simple ungrooved ring, especially a wedding ring.
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  1. A simple ungrooved ring, especially a wedding ring.
  2. A group of people:
  3. A thin strip of flexible material used to encircle and bind one object or to hold a number of objects together:
A set of like tools, machines, components, etc., designed or arranged to work together
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  1. A set of like tools, machines, components, etc., designed or arranged to work together
  2. A group of youths from one neighborhood banded together for social reasons; often specif., a band of juvenile delinquents
  3. A group of criminals or hoodlums who band together for mutual protection and profit.
A large bundle of things wrapped or tied up for carrying, as on the back of a person or animal; load
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  1. A large bundle of things wrapped or tied up for carrying, as on the back of a person or animal; load
  2. A small package containing a standard number of identical or similar items:
  3. A group of animals, such as dogs or wolves, that run and hunt together.
The mass of common people; the populace.
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  1. The mass of common people; the populace.
  2. A large and often disorderly crowd.
  3. An indiscriminate or loosely associated group of things:
To put a band on or around; tie with a band
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  1. To put a band on or around; tie with a band
  2. To mark or identify with a band:
  3. To tie, bind, or encircle with or as if with a band.
To encircle; surround; encompass
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  1. To encircle; surround; encompass
  2. To bind around; gird
  3. To encircle with or as if with a band.
To equip, support, or attach with a belt:
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  1. To equip, support, or attach with a belt:
  2. To beat with a belt or strap.
  3. To encircle with or as with a belt; girdle
To gird; encompass.
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  1. To gird; encompass.
To reach successfully; achieve; accomplish
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  1. To reach successfully; achieve; accomplish
  2. A device used to determine geographical direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle mounted on a pivot, aligning itself naturally with the Earth's magnetic field so that it points to the Earth's geomagnetic north or south pole.
  3. A device used for drawing circles and arcs and for measuring distances on maps, consisting of two legs hinged together at one end.
To include within its scope; to circumscribe or go round so as to surround; to enclose; to contain.
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  1. To include within its scope; to circumscribe or go round so as to surround; to enclose; to contain.
  2. To have as part of something larger; include:
  3. To form a circle or ring around; encircle.
To encircle or surround with or as if with a girdle.
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  1. To encircle or surround with or as if with a girdle.
  2. To encircle as if with a girdle.
To encircle (a person or the part of the body) with a belt or band.
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  1. To encircle (a person or the part of the body) with a belt or band.
  2. To fasten or secure (clothing, for example) with a belt or band.
  3. To encircle or fasten with a belt or band
To form a circle around:
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  1. To form a circle around:
  2. To remove a band of bark and cambium from the circumference of (a tree), usually in order to kill it.
  3. To encircle with a belt.
Simple past tense and past participle of gird
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  1. Simple past tense and past participle of gird
  2. To gird; girdle
  3. To bind horizontally, as with a belt or girdle.
  1. To ingirt
  2. To encircle.
  3. (Archaic) To encircle; encompass; gird
To bind around; gird
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  1. To bind around; gird
  2. To encircle with or as if with a band.
  3. To encircle; surround; encompass
To attack from all sides; harass or besiege
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  1. To attack from all sides; harass or besiege
  2. To cover or set thickly with; stud
  3. To hem in; surround:
To form a circle around; encompass; surround
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  1. To form a circle around; encompass; surround
  2. A closed curve whose points are all on the same plane and at the same distance from a fixed point (the center).
  3. To move in a circle.
A device used to determine geographical direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle mounted on a pivot, aligning itself naturally with the Earth's magnetic field so that it points to the Earth's geomagnetic north or south pole.
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  1. A device used to determine geographical direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle mounted on a pivot, aligning itself naturally with the Earth's magnetic field so that it points to the Earth's geomagnetic north or south pole.
  2. To reach successfully; achieve; accomplish
  3. A device used for drawing circles and arcs and for measuring distances on maps, consisting of two legs hinged together at one end.
To make a circle around; enclose within a circle; surround
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  1. To make a circle around; enclose within a circle; surround
  2. To form a circle around; surround:
To have as part of something larger; include:
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  1. To have as part of something larger; include:
  2. To include within its scope; to circumscribe or go round so as to surround; to enclose; to contain.
  3. To form a circle or ring around; encircle.
To encircle; surround:
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  1. To encircle; surround:
  2. To surround; encircle
To encircle or fasten with a belt or band
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  1. To encircle or fasten with a belt or band
  2. To encircle (a person or the part of the body) with a belt or band.
  3. To fasten or secure (clothing, for example) with a belt or band.
To form a circle around:
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  1. To form a circle around:
  2. To surround or bind, as with a girdle
  3. To remove a band of bark and cambium from the circumference of (a tree), usually in order to kill it.
To hem in, hinder, or restrict with or as if with a hedge.
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  1. To hem in, hinder, or restrict with or as if with a hedge.
  2. To hide behind words; refuse to commit oneself or give a direct answer
  3. To minimize or protect against the loss of by counterbalancing one transaction, such as a bet, against another.
To surround and shut in; enclose:
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  1. To surround and shut in; enclose:
  2. To fold back the edge of and sew down; put a hem or hems on
  3. To utter a hem.
To enclose or confine on all sides so as to bar escape or outside communication:
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  1. To enclose or confine on all sides so as to bar escape or outside communication:
  2. To be present on all or nearly all sides of; encircle
  3. To extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle:
To make a deep ringing noise.
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  1. To make a deep ringing noise.
  2. To cause to sound with a deep ringing noise.
To call, send, or welcome by chiming.
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  1. To call, send, or welcome by chiming.
  2. To strike (a bell) to produce music.
  3. To give (the time) by striking bells
To call or announce by or as by a knell
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  1. To call or announce by or as by a knell
  2. To ring in a slow, solemn way; toll
  3. To give forth a mournful or ominous sound.
To sound in a peal; resound; ring
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  1. To sound in a peal; resound; ring
  2. To cause to peal.
To form by stamping, printing, or punching:
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  1. To form by stamping, printing, or punching:
  2. To dismantle and pack up for departure:
  3. To engage in a strike against an employer.
To charge for the use of another’s property, hence toll roads, toll bridges, and so on.
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  1. To charge for the use of another’s property, hence toll roads, toll bridges, and so on.
  2. To impose a toll on
  3. (Now Rare) To collect a toll or tolls
To move quickly and busily; bustle.
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  1. To move quickly and busily; bustle.
  2. (Informal) To telephone
  3. To call or signal with a buzzer.
To designate; label:
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  1. To designate; label:
  2. To communicate with by telephone
  3. To declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee:
To convey (a message) by telephone
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  1. To convey (a message) by telephone
  2. To speak to or reach (a person) by telephone; call
  3. To converse or communicate by telephone
To use a telephone.
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  1. To use a telephone.
  2. To call (a party) on a telephone.
  3. To call (a person, telephone number, etc.) on a telephone by using a dial, keypad, etc.
To call (someone) on the telephone.
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  1. To call (someone) on the telephone.
  2. To telephone.
  3. To dial (a specific number):
Talk and comment, attention or excitement, etc. about a phenomenon, person, activity, etc.
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  1. Talk and comment, attention or excitement, etc. about a phenomenon, person, activity, etc.
  2. A telephone call:
  3. (Informal) A telephone call
A sound or an instrument made to imitate such a cry, used as a lure:
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  1. A sound or an instrument made to imitate such a cry, used as a lure:
  2. Need or occasion:
  3. A roll call.
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