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A feeling or cause of gloom or unhappiness:
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  1. A feeling or cause of gloom or unhappiness:
  2. A nearby or adjoining region; vicinity:
  3. Shelter; protection:
The state of being dim, poorly illuminated, almost dark.
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  1. The state of being dim, poorly illuminated, almost dark.
Outward form or look; appearance:
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  1. Outward form or look; appearance:
  2. Something formed by this means or in a mold or matrix:
  3. Sort; type:
(Painting) The effect produced by the combination of light, shade, and color
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  1. (Painting) The effect produced by the combination of light, shade, and color
  2. The simple or fundamental tone of a musical sound as distinguished from its overtones
  3. Quality of color:
The property of colors by which they are seen as ranging from red through orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet, as determined by the dominant wavelength of the light.
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  1. The property of colors by which they are seen as ranging from red through orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet, as determined by the dominant wavelength of the light.
  2. Appearance; aspect:
  3. Color; esp., the distinctive characteristics of a given color that enable it to be assigned a position in the spectrum
A solo dance, especially one forming part of a larger work.
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  1. A solo dance, especially one forming part of a larger work.
  2. The degree or extent of such change
  3. The act, fact, or process of varying; change or deviation in form, condition, appearance, extent, etc. from a former or usual state, or from an assumed standard
An offer of marriage.
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  1. An offer of marriage.
  2. A plan, action, etc. proposed
  3. (Law) The offer by a party of what he has in view as to an intended business transaction, which, with acceptance, constitutes a contract.
A statement conveying information in an indirect fashion; a clue:
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  1. A statement conveying information in an indirect fashion; a clue:
  2. A small, barely detectable amount of.
  3. Information in a computer-based font that suggests how the outlines of the font's glyphs should be distorted in order to produce, at specific sizes, a visually appealing pixel-based rendering. Also known as hinting.
Anything that covers
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  1. Anything that covers
  2. Something that covers, so as to protect or conceal.
  3. (Uncountable) Action of the verb to cover.
Something intended to conceal the true nature, especially of an activity; a subterfuge.
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  1. Something intended to conceal the true nature, especially of an activity; a subterfuge.
  2. A person or thing used to deceive or mislead; decoy
  3. Blind people considered as a group. Used with the:
The surface area of a television set, personal computer, radar receiver, etc. on which images or data are displayed
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  1. The surface area of a television set, personal computer, radar receiver, etc. on which images or data are displayed
  2. (Football) screen pass
  3. A screen memory.
The Holy Spirit.
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  1. The Holy Spirit.
  2. Strong loyalty or dedication:
  3. An attitude marked by enthusiasm, energy, or courage:
Plural form of mane
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  1. Plural form of mane
  2. The revered spirit of one who has died.
  3. The soul or spirit of a dead person
A person who returns, as after a long absence
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  1. A person who returns, as after a long absence
  2. One who returns after death.
  3. Ghost
To show or project (a movie, for example) on a screen.
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  1. To show or project (a movie, for example) on a screen.
  2. To separate, conceal, shelter, or protect, with or as with a screen
  3. To provide with a screen or screens:
(Intransitive) To take cover.
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  1. (Intransitive) To take cover.
  2. To take cover; find refuge:
  3. To provide cover or protection for:
To darken in a painting or drawing; shade in.
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  1. To darken in a painting or drawing; shade in.
  2. To throw a shadow upon
  3. To cast a shadow on; darken or shade:
To darken; obscure
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  1. To darken; obscure
  2. To be, by comparison, more significant or important than
  3. To cast a shadow over; darken or obscure.
To make seem less brilliant, famous, etc. by being even more so; overshadow; outshine; surpass
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  1. To make seem less brilliant, famous, etc. by being even more so; overshadow; outshine; surpass
  2. To surpass; outshine:
  3. The partial or total blocking of light of one celestial object by another. An eclipse of the Sun or Moon occurs when the Earth, Moon, and Sun are aligned. &diamf3; In a solar eclipse the Moon comes between the Sun and Earth. During a total solar eclipse the disk of the Moon fully covers that of the Sun, and only the Sun's corona is visible. &diamf3; An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon is farthest in its orbit from the Earth so that its disk does not fully cover that of the Sun, and part of the Sun's photosphere is visible as a ring around the Moon. &diamf3; In a lunar eclipse all or a part of the Moon's disk enters the umbra of the Earth's shadow and is no longer illuminated by the Sun. Lunar eclipses occur only during a full moon, when the Moon is directly opposite the Sun.
To give a darker hue to.
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  1. To give a darker hue to.
  2. To render vague or uncertain; obscure:
  3. To become dark or darker.
To hurt or damage by slander, libel, etc.
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  1. To hurt or damage by slander, libel, etc.
  2. To become dark or black:
  3. To coat (fish or meat, for example) with pepper and other spices and then quickly sear in a very hot skillet, thereby producing meat that is black on the outside but tender on the inside.
To diminish the stature of; overshadow or detract from:
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  1. To diminish the stature of; overshadow or detract from:
  2. To make difficult to discern mentally or understand:
  3. (Linguistics) To reduce (a vowel) to the neutral sound represented by schwa (ə).
To show sorrow, worry, or anger:
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  1. To show sorrow, worry, or anger:
  2. To cover or obscure with clouds:
  3. To darken; obscure; threaten
(Archaic) To shelter from light or heat
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  1. (Archaic) To shelter from light or heat
  2. To throw a shadow upon
  3. To cast a shadow on; darken or shade:
To give a sketchy outline of.
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  1. To give a sketchy outline of.
  2. To obscure; overshadow
  3. To overshadow; shadow or obscure.
(Rare) To make black
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  1. (Rare) To make black
To be, by comparison, more significant or important than
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  1. To be, by comparison, more significant or important than
  2. To darken; obscure
  3. To cast a shadow over; darken or obscure.
To show or project (a movie, for example) on a screen.
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  1. To show or project (a movie, for example) on a screen.
  2. To separate, conceal, shelter, or protect, with or as with a screen
  3. To provide with a screen or screens:
To cause confusion in; muddle.
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  1. To cause confusion in; muddle.
  2. To make obscure or muddled; confuse; bewilder
  3. To cover or obscure with or as if with fog.
To become dark or black:
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  1. To become dark or black:
  2. To sully or defame:
  3. To coat (fish or meat, for example) with pepper and other spices and then quickly sear in a very hot skillet, thereby producing meat that is black on the outside but tender on the inside.
(Intransitive) To become cloudy or overcast.
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  1. (Intransitive) To become cloudy or overcast.
To make or become gloomy, angry, etc. in appearance
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  1. To make or become gloomy, angry, etc. in appearance
  2. To cover, or become covered, with clouds
  3. To darken or cover over with clouds; dim
To defeat an opponent by a small margin.
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  1. To defeat an opponent by a small margin.
  2. To find something using ones sense of smell.
The partly lighted area surrounding the complete shadow (umbra) of a body, as the moon, during an eclipse
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  1. The partly lighted area surrounding the complete shadow (umbra) of a body, as the moon, during an eclipse
  2. A partial shadow between regions of full shadow (the umbra) and full illumination, especially as cast by Earth, the Moon, or another body during an eclipse. During a partial lunar eclipse, a portion of the Moon's disk remains within the penumbra of Earth's shadow while the rest is darkened by the umbra.
  3. A partial shadow, as in an eclipse, between regions of complete shadow and complete illumination.
A feeling or cause of gloom or unhappiness:
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  1. A feeling or cause of gloom or unhappiness:
  2. A nearby or adjoining region; vicinity:
  3. Shelter; protection:
(Astronomy) The completely dark central portion of the shadow cast by the earth, moon, or other body during an eclipse.
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  1. (Astronomy) The completely dark central portion of the shadow cast by the earth, moon, or other body during an eclipse.
  2. (Physics) A perfect or complete shadow, in which no direct light is received from the source of illumination
  3. Shade or a shadow
Offense or resentment
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  1. Offense or resentment
  2. Trees or foliage affording shade.
  3. (Archaic) Shadow or shade:
The process by which land is leveled off through erosion or the transportation or deposition of sediments, especially the process by which a riverbed is brought to a level where it is just able to transport the amount of sediment delivered to it.
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  1. The process by which land is leveled off through erosion or the transportation or deposition of sediments, especially the process by which a riverbed is brought to a level where it is just able to transport the amount of sediment delivered to it.
  2. The proportion of particles (such as sand grains) of a given size within a sample of particulate material, such as soil or sandstone.
  3. A gradual or barely perceptible change from one tone or shade, as of color, to another.
Appearance; aspect:
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  1. Appearance; aspect:
  2. Color:
  3. The property of colors by which they can be perceived as ranging from red through yellow, green, and blue, as determined by the dominant wavelength of the light.
A slight trace, flavor, odor, etc.; smack; touch
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  1. A slight trace, flavor, odor, etc.; smack; touch
  2. A small amount of a color incorporated or added.
  3. A slight coloring; tint
(Printing) A panel of light color on which matter in another color is to be printed, as in an illustration.
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  1. (Printing) A panel of light color on which matter in another color is to be printed, as in an illustration.
  2. A gradation of a color made by adding white to it to lessen its saturation.
  3. A delicate or pale color or hue; tinge
Vividness or variety in expression:
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  1. Vividness or variety in expression:
  2. Any color other than black, white, or gray; chromatic color: color is distinguished by the qualities of hue (as red, brown, yellow, etc.), lightness (for pigmented surfaces) or brightness (for light itself), and saturation (the degree of intensity of a hue)
  3. (Music) Timbre, as of a voice or instrument; tone color
Appearance; aspect:
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  1. Appearance; aspect:
  2. The property of colors by which they can be perceived as ranging from red through yellow, green, and blue, as determined by the dominant wavelength of the light.
  3. Color:
A gradation of a color made by adding white to it to lessen its saturation.
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  1. A gradation of a color made by adding white to it to lessen its saturation.
  2. (Printing) A panel of light color on which matter in another color is to be printed, as in an illustration.
  3. A delicate or pale color or hue; tinge
The simple or fundamental tone of a musical sound as distinguished from its overtones
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  1. The simple or fundamental tone of a musical sound as distinguished from its overtones
  2. A quality or value of color; tint; shade
  3. A color or shade of color:
The act or process of forming or arranging in grades, stages, or steps
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  1. The act or process of forming or arranging in grades, stages, or steps
  2. The proportion of particles (such as sand grains) of a given size within a sample of particulate material, such as soil or sandstone.
  3. A gradual or barely perceptible change from one tone or shade, as of color, to another.
Expression or appreciation of subtle shades of meaning, feeling, or tone:
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  1. Expression or appreciation of subtle shades of meaning, feeling, or tone:
  2. A subtle or slight degree of difference, as in meaning, feeling, or tone; a gradation.
  3. A slight or delicate variation in tone, color, meaning, etc.; shade of difference
Spirit or vitality:
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  1. Spirit or vitality:
  2. A momentary pause or rest:
  3. The capacity to breathe, especially in a natural and unlabored manner:
A short, fast run or race
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  1. A short, fast run or race
  2. In Morse and similar codes, the long sound or signal used in combination with the dot and silent intervals to represent letters or numbers.
  3. A spirited quality in action or style; verve.
A faint, unwanted image, as:
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  1. A faint, unwanted image, as:
  2. (Folklore) A dead person's disembodied spirit, esp. when thought of as appearing to the living as a pale, shadowy apparition
  3. The spirit of a dead person, especially one that is believed to appear to the living in bodily form or to haunt specific locations.
Any of the fine, threadlike outgrowths from the skin of an animal or human being
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  1. Any of the fine, threadlike outgrowths from the skin of an animal or human being
  2. A slender growth resembling a mammalian hair, found on insects and other animals.
  3. A precise or exact degree:
A small, barely detectable amount of.
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  1. A small, barely detectable amount of.
  2. A slight indication of a fact, wish, etc.; indirect suggestion or piece of advice; intimation; covert allusion
  3. A barely perceptible amount:
The act of intimating
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  1. The act of intimating
  2. A formal announcement or declaration
  3. A hint; indirect suggestion
Likeness, similarity; the quality of being similar.
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  1. Likeness, similarity; the quality of being similar.
  2. A likeness, image, or representation
  3. Seeming; appearance; show; figure; form.
A dark area or shape made by an object blocking rays of light.
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  1. A dark area or shape made by an object blocking rays of light.
  2. The darkness or diminished light caused by the blocking of a light source:
  3. An incipient growth of beard that makes the skin look darker.
A line or long, thin mark; stripe or smear, generally differing in color or texture from the surrounding area
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  1. A line or long, thin mark; stripe or smear, generally differing in color or texture from the surrounding area
  2. A line, mark, smear, or band differentiated by color or texture from its surroundings.
  3. The characteristic color of a mineral after it has been ground into a powder. Because the streak of a mineral is not always the same as its natural color, it is a useful tool in mineral identification.
Something suggested:
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  1. Something suggested:
  2. The process by which an idea is brought to the mind through its connection or association with another idea already in the mind
  3. The sequential process by which one thought or mental image leads to another.
The condition of being suspected, especially of wrongdoing:
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  1. The condition of being suspected, especially of wrongdoing:
  2. The state or feeling of having no confidence or certainty about something; distrust:
  3. The act or an instance of suspecting something on little or no evidence:
An attitude or a style reflecting such ability or preferences on the part of a group of people of a particular time and place
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  1. An attitude or a style reflecting such ability or preferences on the part of a group of people of a particular time and place
  2. This sense in combination with the senses of smell and touch, which together receive a sensation of a substance in the mouth.
  3. The ability to notice, appreciate, and judge what is beautiful, appropriate, or harmonious, or what is excellent in art, music, decoration, clothing, etc.
A slight coloring; tint
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  1. A slight coloring; tint
  2. A small amount of a color incorporated or added.
  3. A slight trace, flavor, odor, etc.; smack; touch
A suggestion, hint, or tinge:
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  1. A suggestion, hint, or tinge:
  2. An ability to propel a ball a desired distance; control or accuracy:
  3. A sensation experienced in touching something with a characteristic texture:
Evidence or an indication of the former presence or existence of something; a vestige:
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  1. Evidence or an indication of the former presence or existence of something; a vestige:
  2. An act of researching or ascertaining the origin or location of something:
  3. The visible line or spot that moves across the face of a cathode-ray tube
(Informal) A complete miss when attempting to hit something, as a golf ball, with a swinging motion
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  1. (Informal) A complete miss when attempting to hit something, as a golf ball, with a swinging motion
  2. A faint indication; hint; trace
  3. A light puff or gust of air or wind; breath
(Figuratively) A faint trace or hint (of something).
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  1. (Figuratively) A faint trace or hint (of something).
  2. (Internet) A private message to an individual in a chat room.
  3. Soft speech produced without using the full voice.
Any of the long, bristly hairs growing on each side of the upper lip of a cat, rat, etc.; vibrissa
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  1. Any of the long, bristly hairs growing on each side of the upper lip of a cat, rat, etc.; vibrissa
  2. One of the long stiff tactile bristles or hairs that grow near the mouth and elsewhere on the head of most mammals; a vibrissa.
  3. The hair on a man's cheeks and chin.
A ghostly figure; a specter.
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  1. A ghostly figure; a specter.
  2. Anything that appears unexpectedly or in an extraordinary way
  3. A phantom or ghost
(Sports) A golf score of one stroke over par.
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  1. (Sports) A golf score of one stroke over par.
  2. (--- Chiefly British) The number of strokes that a good player is likely to need to finish a golf hole or course.
  3. An evil or mischievous spirit; a hobgoblin.
A hobgoblin; a bogey.
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  1. A hobgoblin; a bogey.
  2. A goblin; a frightful spectre or phantom; a bogy or bugbear.
  3. 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.
An image or representation of an idea; a representation of an ideal form; an apparition of some actual or imaginary entity, or of some aspect of reality.
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  1. An image or representation of an idea; a representation of an ideal form; an apparition of some actual or imaginary entity, or of some aspect of reality.
  2. An image without real existence; phantom; apparition
  3. A phantom, a ghost or elusive entity.
A slight or faint trace:
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  1. A slight or faint trace:
  2. (Folklore) A dead person's disembodied spirit, esp. when thought of as appearing to the living as a pale, shadowy apparition
  3. The spirit or soul
A perception of something that has no physical reality; figment of the mind; esp., a specter, or ghost
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  1. A perception of something that has no physical reality; figment of the mind; esp., a specter, or ghost
  2. Something apparently seen but having no physical reality; a phantom or an apparition.
  3. (Philos.) A mental impression of a real person or thing
Alternative form of phantasm.
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A person or thing that is something in appearance but not in fact
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  1. A person or thing that is something in appearance but not in fact
  2. Any mental image or representation
  3. Something apparently seen, heard, or sensed, but having no physical reality; a ghost or apparition.
A person who returns, as after a long absence
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  1. A person who returns, as after a long absence
  2. One who returns after death.
  3. Ghost
A nearby or adjoining region; vicinity:
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  1. A nearby or adjoining region; vicinity:
  2. Shelter; protection:
  3. A phantom; a ghost.
A ghostly apparition; a phantom.
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  1. A ghostly apparition; a phantom.
  2. Any object of fear or dread
  3. A ghost; apparition
The Holy Spirit.
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  1. The Holy Spirit.
  2. An attitude marked by enthusiasm, energy, or courage:
  3. Strong loyalty or dedication:
A visitor, esp. one from a strange or foreign place
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  1. A visitor, esp. one from a strange or foreign place
  2. (Ornithology) A migratory bird in any of its temporary resting places
  3. A supernatural visitor; ghost, phantom, etc.
The spectral figure of a person supposedly seen as a premonition just before that person's death
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  1. The spectral figure of a person supposedly seen as a premonition just before that person's death
  2. The ghost of a dead person.
  3. A ghost
(Slang) A secret agent; a spy.
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  1. (Slang) A secret agent; a spy.
  2. (Informal) A specter; ghost
A place often visited
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  1. A place often visited
  2. A place much frequented.
  3. (Chiefly Southern US) A ghost or other supernatural being.
To show or project (a movie, for example) on a screen.
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  1. To show or project (a movie, for example) on a screen.
  2. To separate, conceal, shelter, or protect, with or as with a screen
  3. To provide with a screen or screens:
To darken in a painting or drawing; shade in.
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  1. To darken in a painting or drawing; shade in.
  2. To cast a shadow on; darken or shade:
  3. To throw a shadow upon
To give a sketchy outline of.
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  1. To give a sketchy outline of.
  2. To suggest beforehand; foreshadow in a vague way
  3. To overshadow; shadow or obscure.
To give a darker hue to.
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  1. To give a darker hue to.
  2. To render vague or uncertain; obscure:
  3. To become dark or darker.
To darken in a painting or drawing; shade in.
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  1. To darken in a painting or drawing; shade in.
  2. To cast a shadow on; darken or shade:
  3. To throw a shadow upon
To cut short or trim (grass, etc.) closely
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  1. To cut short or trim (grass, etc.) closely
  2. To cut the hair to the surface of
  3. To cut or scrape into thin slices; shred:
(Obs.) To prepare; fit out; dress
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  1. (Obs.) To prepare; fit out; dress
  2. To decorate, especially by adding a border or contrasting element:
  3. In a trim manner.
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