To enlarge the scope of one's interests, business, or activities:
A projection, such as a ring, on the back of a button by which it is sewn to cloth.
To come up from a lower to a higher position.
To originate is to start something or cause something to start.
(Bot.) Of or growing on a stem, esp. the upper part of a stem
A human; a person:
A short thick solid food-storing underground stem, sometimes bearing papery scale leaves, as in the crocus or gladiolus.
Waste material from coal screenings or washings
A foreign word from which a particular loan word is derived. For example, Latin duo, “two,” is an etymon of English duodecimal.
A solitary flower, regarded as a reduced cluster
The stalk of a grass spikelet
A basic or root part of something
(Linguis.) A root, or base
A horizontal, usually underground stem that often sends out roots and shoots from its nodes.
A plant part that usually grows underground, secures the plant in place, absorbs minerals and water, and stores food manufactured by leaves and other plant parts. Roots grow in a root system. Eudicots and magnoliids have a central, longer, and larger taproot with many narrower lateral roots branching off, while monocots have a mass of threadlike fibrous roots , which are roughly the same length and remain close to the surface of the soil. In vascular plants, roots usually consist of a central cylinder of vascular tissue, surrounded by the pericycle and endodermis, then a thick layer of cortex, and finally an outer epidermis or (in woody plants) periderm. Only finer roots (known as feeder roots) actively take up water and minerals, generally in the uppermost meter of soil. These roots absorb minerals primarily through small epidermal structures known as root hairs. In certain plants, adventitious roots grow out from the stem above ground as aerial roots or prop roots, bending down into the soil, to facilitate the exchange of gases or increase support. Certain plants (such as the carrot and beet) have fleshy storage roots with abundant parenchyma in their vascular tissues.
(By extension) The necessary basis for something to develop
A mechanical part intended for wheels to run on or to slide against another surface.
(Linguistics) thematic relation of a noun phrase to a verb
The main body or stem of a nerve, blood vessel, etc., as distinguished from its branches
The thickened part of an underground stem of a plant, such as the potato, bearing buds from which new plant shoots arise.
To stop or check the motion, course, or spread of
An imaginary line around which an object rotates. In a rotating sphere, such as the Earth and other planets, the two ends of the axis are called poles. The 23.45° tilt of the Earth's axis with respect to the plane of its orbit around the Sun causes the Northern and Southern Hemispheres to point toward and away from the Sun at different times of the year, creating seasonal patterns of weather and climate. Other planets in the solar system have widely varying tilts to their axes, ranging from near 0° for Mercury to 177° for Venus.
To form or provide a base for:
The definition of breast means to meet, oppose or overcome.
To make, supply, or repair with flexible woody material.
Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
To hold or keep within limits; restrain:
Control is defined as to command, restrain, or manage.
In the wrong way; contrary to the right course.
To provide with a curb
To block the flow of water.
To deter is defined as to keep someone from completing an action by giving them fear or doubt.
To keep back; restrain; get in the way of; prevent; stop
To bar or hinder the progress of; obstruct or delay
To place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to exhibit.
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To thatch or decorate with reeds
Resist is defined as to fend off, oppose or work against.
To restrain is defined as to hold back or keep under control.
One of the rod-shaped cells in the retina of the eye of many vertebrate animals. Rods are more sensitive to light than cones and are responsible for the ability to see in dim light. However, rods are insensitive to red wavelengths of light and do not contribute greatly to the perception of color.
(Slang) To penetrate (someone) sexually.
To maintain in a stall for fattening:
To provide (a rifle, for example) with a stock.
To interrupt one's course or journey for a brief visit or stay. Often used with by, in, or off:
To get to be; become
Emanate is defined as to come from or send forth.
To send out; to put into circulation; as, to issue notes from a bank.
To go on in an orderly or regulated manner; to begin and carry on a series of acts or measures; to act by method; to prosecute a design.
To originate, begin, or spring up
To cause to leap, dart, or come forth suddenly:
To spring up, as from the soil.
A turn made in skiing by stemming with one of the skis and bringing the other parallel
The definition of a bow is anything curved or bent, especially a device used for shooting arrows.
The front part.
(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
To stop or lessen (the flow or drain of funds, resources, etc.)
To be the cause of; bring about; make happen; effect, induce, produce, compel, etc.
(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
To approve, encourage, and support (an action or a plan of action); urge and help on.
To provide assistance, support, or relief:
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