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a
     1. art. One; any indefinite example of; used to denote a singular item of a group.
           There was a man here looking for you yesterday.
     2. art. Used in conjunction with the adjectives score, dozen, hundred, thousand, and million, as a function word.
           I've seen it happen a hundred times.
     3. art. One certain or particular; any single.Brown, Lesley, (2003)
           We've received an interesting letter from a Mrs. Miggins of London.
     4. art. The same; one.
           We are of a mind on matters of morals.
     5. art. Any, every; used before a noun which has become modified to limit its scope; also used with a negative to indicate not a single one.Lindberg, Christine A. (2007)
           A man who dies intestate leaves his children troubles and difficulties.
           He fell all that way, and hasn't a bump on his head?
     6. art. Used before plural nouns modified by few, good many, couple, great many, etc.
     7. art. Someone or something like; similar to; Used before a proper noun to create an example out of it.
           The center of the village was becoming a Times Square.
     8. prep. (archaic) To do with position or direction; In, on, at, by, towards, onto.
           Stand a tiptoe.
     9. prep. To do with separation; In, into.
           Torn a pieces.
     10. prep. To do with time; Each, per, in, on, by.
           I brush my teeth twice a day.
     11. prep. (obsolete) To do with method; In, with.
     12. prep. (obsolete) To do with role or capacity; In.
           A God’s name.
     13. prep. To do with status; In.
           King James Bible (II Chronicles 2:18)
             To set the people a worke.
     14. prep. (archaic) To do with process, with a passive verb; In the course of, experiencing.
           1964, Bob Dylan, The Times They Are a-Changin’
             The times, they are a-changin'.
     15. prep. (archaic) To do with an action, an active verb; Engaged in.
           1611, King James Bible, Hebrews 11-21
             Jacob, when he was a dying
     16. prep. (archaic) To do with an action/movement; To, into.
     17. v. (archaic, or slang) Have.
           I'd a come, if you'd a asked.
     18. pron. (obsolete, outside, England, and Scotland dialects) He.
     19. interj. A meaningless syllable; ah.
     20. prep. (archaic, slang) Of.
           The name of John a Gaunt.
     21. adv. (chiefly Scotland) All.
     22. adj. (chiefly Scotland) All.
she cut a thread
in a troubled way
ballet
     1. n. A classical form of dance.
     2. n. A theatrical presentation of such dancing, usually with music, sometimes in the form of a story.
     3. n. The company of persons who perform this dance.
     4. n. (music) A light part song, frequently with a fa-la-la chorus, common among Elizabethan and Italian Renaissance composers.
     5. n. (heraldry) A bearing in coats of arms representing one or more balls, called bezants, plates, etc., according to colour.
     6. v. To perform an action reminiscent of ballet dancing.
flat
     1. adj. Having no variations in height.
           The land around here is flat.
     2. adj. (music, voice) Without variations in pitch.
     3. adj. (slang) Describing certain features, usually the breasts and/or buttocks, that are extremely small or not visible at all.
           That girl is completely flat on both sides.
     4. adj. (music, note) Lowered by one semitone.
     5. adj. (music) Of a note or voice, lower in pitch than it should be.
           Your A string is too flat.
     6. adj. (of a tire or other inflated object) Deflated, especially because of a puncture.
     7. adj. Uninteresting.
           The party was a bit flat.
     8. adj. Of a carbonated drink, with all or most of its carbon dioxide having come out of solution so that the drink no longer fizzes or contains any bubbles.
     9. adj. (wine) Lacking acidity without being sweet.
     10. adj. (of a battery) Unable to emit power; dead.
     11. adj. (juggling, of a throw) Without spin; spinless.
     12. adj. (figurative) Lacking liveliness or action; depressed; dull and boring.
           The market is flat.
           The dialogue in your screenplay is flat -- you need to make it more exciting.
     13. adj. Absolute; downright; peremptory.
           His claim was in flat contradiction to experimental results.
           I'm not going to the party and that's flat.
     14. adj. (phonetics, dated, of a consonant) sonant; vocal, as distinguished from a sharp (non-sonant) consonant
     15. adj. (grammar) Not having an inflectional ending or sign, such as a noun used as an adjective, or an adjective as an adverb, without the addition of a formative suffix; or an infinitive without the sign "t
           Many flat adverbs, as in 'run fast', 'buy cheap', etc. are from Old English.
     16. adj. (golf, of a golf club) Having a head at a very obtuse angle to the shaft.
     17. adj. (horticulture, of certain fruits) Flattening at the ends.
     18. adj. (authorship figuratively, esp. of a character) Lacking in depth, substance, or believability; underdeveloped; one-dimensional.
           The author created the site to flesh out the books' flatter characters, who were actually quite well developed in her own mind.
     19. adv. So as to be flat.
           Spread the tablecloth flat over the table.
     20. adv. Bluntly.
           I asked him if he wanted to marry me and he turned me down flat.
     21. adv. (with units of time, distance, etc) Not exceeding.
           He can run a mile in four minutes flat.
     22. adv. Completely.
           I am flat broke this month.
     23. adv. Directly; flatly.
     24. adv. (finance, slang) Without allowance for accrued interest.
     25. n. An area of level ground.
     26. n. (music) A note played a semitone lower than a natural, denoted by the symbol ♭ sign placed after the letter representing the note (e.g., B♭) or in front of the note symbol (e.g. ♭♪).
     27. n. (informal, automotive) A flat tyre/tire.
     28. n. (in the plural) A type of ladies' shoes with very low heels.
           She liked to walk in her flats more than in her high heels.
     29. n. (in the plural) A type of flat-soled running shoe without spikes.
     30. n. (painting) A thin, broad brush used in oil and watercolor/watercolour painting.
     31. n. The flat part of something:
     32. n.          (swordfighting) The flat side of a blade, as opposed to the sharp edge.
     33. n.          The palm of the hand, with the adjacent part of the fingers.
     34. n. A wide, shallow container.
           a flat of strawberries
     35. n. (mail) A large mail piece measuring at least 8 1/2 by 11 inches, such as catalogs, magazines, and unfolded paper enclosed in large envelopes.
     36. n. (geometry) A subset of n-dimensional space that is congruent to a Euclidean space of lower dimension.
     37. n. A flat-bottomed boat, without keel, and of small draught.
     38. n. A straw hat, broad-brimmed and low-crowned.
     39. n. (rail, US) A railroad car without a roof, and whose body is a platform without sides; a platform car or flatcar.
     40. n. A platform on a wheel, upon which emblematic designs etc. are carried in processions.
     41. n. (mining) A horizontal vein or ore deposit auxiliary to a main vein; also, any horizontal portion of a vein not elsewhere horizontal.
     42. n. (obsolete) A dull fellow; a simpleton.
     43. n. (technical, theatre) A rectangular wooden structure covered with masonite, lauan, or muslin that depicts a building or other part of a scene, also called backcloth and backdrop.
     44. v. (poker slang) To make a flat call; to call without raising.
     45. v. (intransitive) To become flat or flattened; to sink or fall to an even surface.
     46. v. (intransitive, music, colloquial) To fall from the pitch.
     47. v. (transitive, music) To depress in tone, as a musical note; especially, to lower in pitch by half a tone.
     48. v. (transitive, dated) To make flat; to flatten; to level.
     49. v. (transitive, dated) To render dull, insipid, or spiritless; to depress.
     50. n. (chiefly British, New England, New Zealand, and Australian, archaic elsewhere) An apartment, usually on one level and usually consisting of more than one room.
flat on his back
shoe
     1. n. A protective covering for the foot, with a bottom part composed of thick leather or plastic sole and often a thicker heel, and a softer upper part made of leather or synthetic material. Shoes generall
           Get your shoes on now, or you'll be late for school.
     2. n. A piece of metal designed to be attached to a horse's foot as a means of protection; a horseshoe.
           Throw the shoe from behind the line, and try to get it to land circling (a ringer) or touching the far stake.
     3. n. (card games) A device for holding multiple decks of playing cards, allowing more games to be played by reducing the time between shuffles.
     4. n. Something resembling a shoe in form, position, or function, such as a brake shoe.
           Remember to turn the rotors when replacing the brake shoes, or they will wear out unevenly.
     5. n.          A band of iron or steel, or a ship of wood, fastened to the bottom of the runner of a sleigh, or any vehicle which slides on the snow.
     6. n.          A drag, or sliding piece of wood or iron, placed under the wheel of a loaded vehicle, to retard its motion in going down a hill.
     7. n.          The part of a railroad car brake which presses upon the wheel to retard its motion.
     8. n.          (architecture) A trough-shaped or spout-shaped member, put at the bottom of the water leader coming from the eaves gutter, so as to throw the water off
     9. n.          A trough or spout for conveying grain from the hopper to the eye of the millstone.
     10. n.          An inclined trough in an ore-crushing mill.
     11. n.          An iron socket or plate to take the thrust of a strut or rafter.
     12. n.          An iron socket to protect the point of a wooden pile.
     13. n.          (engineering) A plate, or notched piece, interposed between a moving part and the stationary part on which it bears, to take the wear and afford means
     14. n.          Part of a current collector on electric trains which provides contact either with a live rail or an overhead wire (fitted to a pantograph in the latter
     15. n. The outer cover or tread of a pneumatic tire, especially for an automobile.
     16. v. To put shoes on one's feet.
     17. v. To put horseshoes on a horse.
     18. v. To equip an object with a protection against wear.
           The billiard cue stick was shod in silver.
Dictionary entries from Wiktionary