Part of speech:
A journey to fulfill a round of engagements in several places:
A turn, period, or fit of something
An attempt; an effort:
A round of beef.
A distortion of meaning:
A bend or curve
The definition of a bend is a curve or angle.
An entertainment routine given regularly by a performer; an act.
A numeral or a series of numerals used for reference or identification:
Fun or jesting:
The tendency of a force applied to an object to make it rotate about an axis. For a force applied at a single point, the magnitude of the torque is equal to the magnitude of the force multiplied by the distance from its point of application to an axis of rotation. Torque is also a vector quantity, equal to the vector product of the vector pointing from the axis to the point of application of force and the vector of force; torque thus points upward from a counterclockwise rotation.
Range or scope:
An answering service.
A sinuous curve, bend, or loop along the course of a stream or river.
A roundabout way or course, especially a road used temporarily instead of a main route.
The statistical distribution of a group according to such variations; specif., a statistical distribution of student test scores, etc. within a class, used as a tool in assigning grades
A reversal in direction; reversal of attitude or opinion.
The definition of an orbit is a circular shape, the rotation of one full circle or a range of experience.
The aggregate of traditional poems or stories organized around a central theme or hero:
The definition of a circle is a curved line that is the same distance from the center all the way around and connects at the point where it began.
A gentle swell or undulation of a surface:
(Soccer) A corner kick.
(Obs.) A candle marked off into sections, used for keeping time
A period or turn of duty, as at the helm of a ship.
(Music) The meter of a musical pattern:
A specified period of time spent doing something
A change of workers, now specifically a set group of workers or period of working time
(Slang) A period of time served, as of military service, imprisonment, etc.
A change of direction in which the sail or sails shift from one side of the vessel to the other
Deed is defined as a document of ownership.
A mass of blossoms:
A shock or surprise
Fright is defined as sudden fear or apprehension, or is a person who looks startling or ridiculous.
(Countable) A replacement, e.g. a change of clothes
An emergency is defined as a sudden, unexpected situation that causes the need to take immediate action.
Any woody extension growing from the trunk or main stem, or from a main limb, of a tree or shrub
The definition of a fork is a tool with a handle and two or more prongs at the end or a division into two branches.
A sharp or projecting corner
The path of a hit or thrown ball that curves away to the left from a right-handed player or to the right from a left-handed player
The direction from which a wind blows
A moving along swiftly and smoothly
A circular or spiral motion; whirl; revolution
The definition of a walk is a period of movement on foot.
A way of thinking, optimizing one's capacity for learning and understanding.
The definition of a faculty is a power, ability or skill.
The general direction of something:
A predisposition to think, act, or proceed in a particular way:
Propensity is defined as a natural tendency.
A natural or habitual tendency or inclination, esp. toward something discreditable
Partiality is defined as a fondness or a bias towards something or someone.
Something formed in or as in a mold, as a bronze or plaster reproduction of a statue modeled in clay; also, the mold
A curve; bend
An action taken to achieve an objective; a maneuver:
Any movement or procedure intended as a skillful or shrewd step toward some objective; stratagem; artifice; scheme
Whirl means the act of spinning or twirling, or a state of confusion.
A potter's wheel.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
To cut and turn up (soil) with a plow
To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of.
To function; operate:
The definition of ferment is to excite, or to have a chemical breakdown of a substance using bacteria, yeast or enzymes.
To make or become sour
To turn inside out or upside down:
To come to be by a gradual process or by degrees; become:
To twist and sprain:
To wrench or twist a ligament or muscle of (a joint, as the ankle) without dislocating the bones
The definition of writhe is to twist or to suffer emotionally.
To throw with an initial upward direction.
To feel or exhibit signs of humiliation or embarrassment.
To be in agony or great pain; feel anguish
To transfer or shift; now, specif., to change the usual, normal, relative, or respective order or position of; interchange
To move in a loop or an arc.
To turn aside from a course or way:
To veer is to turn or swerve sharply or to go off course.
To suspend on hinges:
To move with a twisting, whirling motion; eddy
To bend; to incline.
To pivot is to turn or spin around a center point.
To turn (a person or thing) aside from a course, direction, etc. into another; deflect
Deflect is defined as to cause something to change direction, or to deter someone from his/her intended purpose.
To keep from happening; ward off; prevent
To change thoroughly, as into a different shape or form.
To change the form or appearance of; transform.
To turn or rotate on a swivel or an axis.
(Of crops) to grow or plant in a certain order.
Revolve is defined as to think about something, or cause to move in a circle.
To return to a former condition, practice, subject, or belief.
To have recourse; go or turn (to) for use, help, support, etc.
To change in form or nature; transform; subject to or undergo metamorphosis or metamorphism
To change to the direct opposite; reverse the order, position, direction, etc. of
To turn from a course or a specified alignment; bend.
To move in a circular or spiral path; rotate or revolve on an axis; whirl
To move with a circular motion against the main current; move in an eddy
Apply is defined as using something to complete a task or to do something.
To repulse is to reject someone, to be disgusted by something, or to drive someone away.
To prepare physically, as with a regimen:
To apply jewels to; stud:
In a direct manner; directly
To put to use; make practical or profitable use of
To make suitable to or fit for a specific use or situation.
To make again or anew.
To change from one form, species, condition, nature, or substance into another; transform; convert
To wrap up; envelop
To revolt is defined as to be shocked or disgusted.
(Intransitive) To be filled with disgust or abhorrence.
To put something out of its usual place
To hurt, especially psychologically.
To injure or impair by overuse or overexertion; wrench:
To be indulgent or too indulgent toward; be partial to; prefer unfairly
1817, Walter Scott, Rob Roy, XVII:
To swing or whisk.
To refrain from using, engaging in, or partaking of:
To move or twist quickly aside; shift suddenly, as to avoid a blow
The definition of alternate is to switch back and forth between two things or activities.
Subvert is defined as to overthrow, destroy or undermine.
To change the personality or character of
(Logic) To change (a proposition) by conversion
To vary is to change, to cause something to change or to differ in some way from something or someone else.
To overturn or upset
To fall back; return:
(--- Baseball) To hit (a ball) onto the ground.
To rotate or revolve briskly; swing in a circle; spin:
Any of various solid, usually yellow substances that melt or soften easily when heated. They are similar to fats, but are less greasy and more brittle. Naturally occurring animal and plant waxes are esters of saturated fatty acids and alcohols of high molecular weight, including sterols. Waxes are also manufactured synthetically from petroleum, and are used to make polishers, lubricants, coatings, waterproofing, crayons, candles, and many other products.
To go after and bring:
To get to be; become
To go rapidly; move swiftly
To go often, customarily, or in numbers
Refer is defined as to direct to for something needed, or to make a reference.
To hit or touch lightly, in tilting.
The definition of spoil is to destroy something, to diminish the character of something, to overindulge someone, or to go bad and become unusable or inedible.
To crumble into dust; decay; waste away
To disintegrate is defined as to break apart and fall to pieces.
Deteriorate is defined as to make or become worse or lower in value or quality.
To devote or apply completely:
Focus is defined as to concentrate on something in particular. Focus is defined as to bring into view.
To devote is to dedicate yourself to a cause or a person.
To address or inscribe (a literary work, for example) to another as a mark of respect or affection.
To collect or focus (one's thoughts, efforts, etc.)
To address oneself to; to prepare oneself for; to apply oneself to; to direct one's speech or discourse to.
(Military) To point; to aim.
To direct toward an object; to aim.
To adjust or adapt to a certain level.
To aim, point, or turn in a certain direction:
To direct or point, as a weapon, at a particular object; to direct, as a missile, an act, or a proceeding, at, to, or against an object; as, to aim a musket or an arrow, the fist or a blow (at something); to aim a satire or a reflection (at some person or vice).
To puff out (the hair) with or as if with a pad of material.
To use evasions or subterfuge; equivocate
To withdraw from, especially in spite of a responsibility or duty; forsake:
(Linguistics) To change (a vowel) by umlaut.
To form into an arch shape
(Intransitive) To move following a curved path.
To upset the normal functions or health of
To dull the edge of (a knife, for example).
A period of time spent in a particular way; a spell:
A theatrical skit or act
A usually adverse change in fortune:
The state, quality, or habit of being kind
A seat, compartment, or room on a public vehicle.
(Biology) The process of crossbreeding; hybridization.
A point in time, especially one requiring a decision to be made:
(Aviation) The step during takeoff when the pilot commands the vehicle to lift the nose wheel off the ground during the takeoff roll.
Constitutional is defined as a healthy exercise.
Talent is natural skill or ability or a person who has a natural skill or ability in something.
Ability to do something easily; particular skill
An inherited tendency of an organism to behave in a certain way, usually in reaction to its environment and for the purpose of fulfilling a specific need. The development and performance of instinctive behavior does not depend upon the specific details of an individual's learning experiences. Instead, instinctive behavior develops in the same way for all individuals of the same species or of the same sex of a species. For example, birds will build the form of nest typical of their species although they may never have seen such a nest being built before. Some butterfly species undertake long migrations to wintering grounds that they have never seen. Behavior in animals often reflects the influence of a combination of instinct and learning. The basic song pattern of many bird species is inherited, but it is often refined by learning from other members of the species. Dogs that naturally seek to gather animals such as sheep or cattle into a group are said to have a herding instinct, but the effective use of this instinct by the dog also requires learning on the dog's part. Instinct, as opposed to reflex , is usually used of inherited behavior patterns that are more complex or sometimes involve a degree of interaction with learning processes.
The seat of the faculty of reason; intelligence, intellect, or mind:
A natural talent or ability; aptitude; knack
The definition of a predisposition is a tendency, or something that is likely to happen.
Predilection is a tendency towards something or a preference for something.
The definition of a penchant is a preference or desire for something or for doing things a certain way.
The act of a person or thing that leans
(Geom.) The rate of deviation of a curve or curved surface from a straight line or plane surface tangent to it
A tendency or trend:
The process by which species of organisms arise from earlier life forms and undergo change over time through natural selection . The modern understanding of the origins of species is based on the theories of Charles Darwin combined with a modern knowledge of genetics based on the work of Gregor Mendel. Darwin observed there is a certain amount of variation of traits or characteristics among the different individuals belonging to a population. Some of these traits confer fitness—they allow the individual organism that possesses them to survive in their environment better than other individuals who do not possess them and to leave more offspring. The offspring then inherit the beneficial traits, and over time the adaptive trait spreads through the population. In twentieth century, the development of the the science of genetics helped explain the origin of the variation of the traits between individual organisms and the way in which they are passed from generation to generation. This basic model of evolution has since been further refined, and the role of genetic drift and sexual selection in the evolution of populations has been recognized.
Orbital motion about a point, especially as distinguished from axial rotation:
To straighten (something bent or crooked)
A cessation of proper functioning or performance:
Lack of ability or means.
The definition of approach refers to the process of going towards something.
Ability means a special talent or skill.
The definition of a like is a preference or something that one enjoys.
A system of geometry:
(Now rare) To turn (someone) away from a privilege, right, job, etc. [from 15th c.]
To arouse disgust
To rely for assistance or support:
To thrive is defined as to be successful in managing business or money.
To surpass or exceed:
To collect is defined as to gather together or to call for and receive payment.
To go to or toward:
(Intransitive) To have trust; to be credulous; to be won to confidence; to confide.
Something that provides help, support, or relief, such as money or supplies:
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