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Any of several slim, swift, harmless colubrid snakes (genus Coluber), as the American blacksnake
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  1. Any of several slim, swift, harmless colubrid snakes (genus Coluber), as the American blacksnake
  2. A vehicle used in racing.
  3. One that takes part in a race.
  1. Newcomer
  2. Participant
  3. A person who enters, esp. one who enters a contest
  1. A participant in a contest
  2. A person who contests a claim, decision, etc.
  3. One that contests or disputes something, such as an election or a will.
A runner who competes in distance races.
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  1. A runner who competes in distance races.
Someone who participates in a marathon or other long-distance races.
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  1. Someone who participates in a marathon or other long-distance races.
  2. One that participates in a marathon, especially a marathon runner.
A person or thing that dashes
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  1. A person or thing that dashes
  2. One that dashes, especially the plunger of an ice-cream freezer.
  3. (Informal) A person full of dash or spirit
A tracksuit, particularly the trousers.
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  1. A tracksuit, particularly the trousers.
  2. A printing press operator who removes, jogs, and stacks the sheets or signatures of paper.
  3. A person who jogs (as exercise).
(US) A railway employee who inspects and maintains the permanent way of a railway installation.
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  1. (US) A railway employee who inspects and maintains the permanent way of a railway installation.
  2. A worker employed to maintain or inspect railroad tracks.
  3. A person whose work is laying and repairing railroad tracks
An athlete who competes in the hurdling event.
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  1. An athlete who competes in the hurdling event.
An envoy to another person, party, or government.
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  1. An envoy to another person, party, or government.
  2. (Naut.) A light line tied to a heavier one and used in pulling it as from a ship to a pier
  3. A person employed to carry telegrams, letters, or parcels.
A messenger sent in haste or on a regular schedule with messages, parcels, etc.
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  1. A messenger sent in haste or on a regular schedule with messages, parcels, etc.
  2. An employee of a travel agency serving as a guide for tourists.
  3. A messenger, especially one on official diplomatic business.
One who rides over a postroad to carry the mails.
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  1. One who rides over a postroad to carry the mails.
  2. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
  3. (Historical) A person who carried the post, or mail, on horseback
An assigned station; a guard post.
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  1. An assigned station; a guard post.
  2. A stage of a post route
  3. (Sports) A goal post.
A method or service for transporting goods or sending money or mail rapidly, but at extra cost
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  1. A method or service for transporting goods or sending money or mail rapidly, but at extra cost
  2. A business concern operating such a service
  3. An express train, bus, elevator, etc.
(Botany) A thin, spirally coiling stem that attaches a plant to its support.
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  1. (Botany) A thin, spirally coiling stem that attaches a plant to its support.
  2. A twisting, slender structure by which a plant, such as a grape or cucumber, twines around and often climbs an object or another plant.
  3. A threadlike part of a climbing plant, often in a spiral form, supporting it by clinging to or coiling around an object
Anything physically resembling a branch, as a tine of a deer's antler
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  1. Anything physically resembling a branch, as a tine of a deer's antler
  2. An area of specialized skill or knowledge, especially academic or vocational, that is related to but separate from other areas:
  3. Any woody extension growing from the trunk or main stem, or from a main limb, of a tree or shrub
Something that branches out or derives its existence or origin from a particular source.
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  1. Something that branches out or derives its existence or origin from a particular source.
  2. A branch, descendant, or member of a family or social group.
  3. Anything that branches off, or derives from, a main source; specif., a shoot or stem growing laterally from the main stem of a plant
A person presenting for payment a check, note, money order, etc.
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  1. A person presenting for payment a check, note, money order, etc.
  2. One that holds a check or other redeemable note for payment.
  3. A person in possession of a negotiable instrument, document of title, security, or other similar document that is marked “payable to bearer” or is indorsed in blank. Depending upon its nature, the document is called a bearer bond, bearer instrument, bearer paper, or the like and, if it is for the payment of money, it is said to be payable to bearer. A person in possession of a negotiable instrument, document of title, security, or other similar document that is marked “payable to bearer” or is indorsed in blank. Depending upon its nature, the document is called a bearer bond, bearer instrument, bearer paper, or the like and, if it is for the payment of money, it is said to be payable to bearer.
A plastic cage or basket, a nylon bag, etc., designed for transporting a pet
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  1. A plastic cage or basket, a nylon bag, etc., designed for transporting a pet
  2. Aircraft carrier
  3. A messenger or porter
(Rare) Alternative spelling of conveyor.
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  1. (Rare) Alternative spelling of conveyor.
A messenger, especially one on official diplomatic business.
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  1. A messenger, especially one on official diplomatic business.
  2. An employee of a travel agency serving as a guide for tourists.
  3. A messenger sent in haste or on a regular schedule with messages, parcels, etc.
A representative of a government who is sent on a special diplomatic mission.
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  1. A representative of a government who is sent on a special diplomatic mission.
  2. A messenger; agent
  3. Messenger
An envoy to another person, party, or government.
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  1. An envoy to another person, party, or government.
  2. (Naut.) A light line tied to a heavier one and used in pulling it as from a ship to a pier
  3. A person employed to carry telegrams, letters, or parcels.
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  1. A dealer in contraband.
  2. A person who trades in contraband goods; smuggler
One who smuggles things.
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  1. One who smuggles things.
  2. A vessel employed in smuggling.
The flexible twining or climbing stem of certain plants, such as the hop, woodbine, or bindweed.
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  1. The flexible twining or climbing stem of certain plants, such as the hop, woodbine, or bindweed.
  2. A plant having such stems
  3. (Botany) A climbing plant which climbs by its shoots growing in a helix around a support (distinct from a vine, which climbs using tendrils or suckers).
A branch, descendant, or member of a family or social group.
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  1. A branch, descendant, or member of a family or social group.
  2. Something that branches out or derives its existence or origin from a particular source.
  3. Anything that branches off, or derives from, a main source; specif., a shoot or stem growing laterally from the main stem of a plant
Action or motion like that of something shot, as of water from a hose
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  1. Action or motion like that of something shot, as of water from a hose
  2. A body of ore in a vein, usually elongated and vertical or steeply inclined
  3. The part of a vascular plant that is above ground, including the stem and leaves. The tips of shoots contain the apical meristem .
(Archaic) A young, immature person.
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  1. (Archaic) A young, immature person.
  2. A person as the offspring or scion of a family, institution, class, etc.
  3. A small shoot or twig of a plant.
Such a growth from the germinating seed of any of various plants, as alfalfa or mung beans, eaten as a vegetable, as in salads or Asian dishes
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  1. Such a growth from the germinating seed of any of various plants, as alfalfa or mung beans, eaten as a vegetable, as in salads or Asian dishes
  2. Something like or suggestive of a sprout, as an offshoot or young person
  3. A young growth on a plant, as a stem or branch; shoot
A threadlike part of a climbing plant, often in a spiral form, supporting it by clinging to or coiling around an object
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  1. A threadlike part of a climbing plant, often in a spiral form, supporting it by clinging to or coiling around an object
  2. A twisting, slender structure by which a plant, such as a grape or cucumber, twines around and often climbs an object or another plant.
  3. (Botany) A thin, spirally coiling stem that attaches a plant to its support.
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