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a
     1. n. The name of the Latin script letter A/a.
     2. art. One; any indefinite example of; used to denote a singular item of a group.
           There was a man here looking for you yesterday.
     3. 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.
     4. art. One certain or particular; any single.
           We've received an interesting letter from a Mrs. Miggins of London.
     5. art. The same; one.
           We are of a mind on matters of morals.
     6. art. Any, every; used before a noun which has become modified to limit its scope;
           A man who dies intestate leaves his children troubles and difficulties.
           He fell all that way, and hasn't a bump on his head?
     7. art. Used before plural nouns modified by few, good many, couple, great many, etc.
     8. 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.
           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.
           1964, Bob Dylan, The Times They Are a-Changin’
             The times, they are a-changin'.
           1611, King James Bible, Hebrews 11-21
             Jacob, when he was a dying
     14. v. (archaic, or slang) Have.
           I'd a come, if you'd a asked.
     15. pron. (obsolete, outside, England, and Scotland dialects) He.
     16. interj. A meaningless syllable; ah.
     17. prep. (archaic, slang) Of.
           The name of John a Gaunt.
     18. adv. (chiefly Scotland) All.
     19. adj. (chiefly Scotland) All.
with a grin
in a covert way
rough
     1. adj. Not smooth; uneven.
     2. adj. Approximate; hasty or careless; not finished.
           a rough estimate; a rough sketch of a building; a rough plan
     3. adj. Turbulent.
           The sea was rough.
     4. adj. Difficult; trying.
           Being a teenager nowadays can be rough.
     5. adj. Crude; unrefined
           His manners are a bit rough, but he means well.
     6. adj. Violent; not careful or subtle
           This box has been through some rough handling.
     7. adj. Loud and hoarse; offensive to the ear; harsh; grating.
           a rough tone; a rough voice
     8. adj. Not polished; uncut; said of a gem.
           a rough diamond
     9. adj. Harsh-tasting.
           rough wine
     10. adj. (chiefly UK, colloquial, slang) Somewhat ill; sick
     11. adj. (chiefly UK, colloquial, slang) Unwell due to alcohol; hungover
     12. n. The unmowed part of a golf course.
     13. n. A rude fellow; a coarse bully; a rowdy.
     14. n. (cricket) A scuffed and roughened area of the pitch, where the bowler's feet fall, used as a target by spin bowlers because of its unpredictable bounce.
     15. n. The raw material from which faceted or cabochon gems are created.
     16. n. A quick sketch, similar to a thumbnail, but larger and more detailed. Meant for artistic brainstorming and a vital step in the design process.
     17. n. (obsolete) Boisterous weather.
     18. v. To create in an approximate form.
           Rough in the shape first, then polish the details.
     19. v. (ice hockey) To commit the offense of roughing, i.e. to punch another player.
     20. v. To render rough; to roughen.
     21. v. To break in (a horse, etc.), especially for military purposes.
     22. v. To endure primitive conditions.
     23. adv. In a rough manner; rudely; roughly.
though with a fund of rough humour;
disorderly
     1. adj. Not in order; marked by disorder or disarray.
           The books and papers are in a disorderly state.
     2. adj. Not acting in an orderly way, as the functions of the body or mind.
     3. adj. Not complying with the restraints of order and law; unruly; lawless.
           disorderly people; disorderly assemblies
     4. adj. (legal) Offensive to good morals and public decency.
           a disorderly house
     5. n. A person who acts in a disorderly manner.
     6. adv. In a confused or lawless manner.
fight
     1. v. (intransitive) To contend in physical conflict, either singly or in war, battle etc.
           A wounded animal will fight like a maniac, relentless, savage and murderous.
     2. v. (reciprocal) To contend in physical conflict with each other, either singly or in war, battle etc.
           The two boxers have been fighting for more than half an hour.
     3. v. (intransitive) To strive for; to campaign or contend for success.
           He fought for the Democrats in the last election.
     4. v. To conduct or engage in (battle, warfare etc.).
           The battle was fought just over that hill.
     5. v. To engage in combat with; to oppose physically, to contest with.
           My grandfather fought the Nazis in World War II.
     6. v. To try to overpower; to fiercely counteract.
           The government pledged to fight corruption.
     7. v. (transitive, archaic) To cause to fight; to manage or manoeuvre in a fight.
           to fight cocks;  to fight one's ship
     8. n. An occasion of fighting.
           One of them got stuck in a chokehold and got stabbed to death during the fight.
     9. n. A physical confrontation or combat between two or more people or groups.
           Watch your language, are you looking for a fight?
     10. n. (sports) A boxing or martial arts match.
           I'm going to Nick’s to watch the big fight tomorrow night.
     11. n. A conflict, possibly nonphysical, with opposing ideas or forces; strife.
           I'll put up a fight to save this company.
     12. n. The will or ability to fight.
           That little guy has a bit of fight in him after all.   As soon as he saw the size of his opponent, all the fight went out of him.
     13. n. (obsolete) A screen for the combatants in ships.
or
     1. conj. Connects at least two alternative words, phrases, clauses, sentences, etc. each of which could make a passage true. In English, this is the "inclusive or." The "exclusive or" is formed by "either(...)
           In Ohio, anyone under the age of 18 who wants a tattoo or body piercing needs the consent of a parent or guardian.
           He might get cancer, or be hit by a bus, or God knows what.
     2. conj. (logic) An operator denoting the disjunction of two propositions or truth values. There are two forms, the inclusive or and the exclusive or.
     3. conj. Counts the elements before and after as two possibilities.
     4. conj. Otherwise (a consequence of the condition that the previous is false).
           It's raining! Come inside or you'll catch a cold!
     5. conj. Connects two equivalent names.
           The country Myanmar, or Burma
     6. n. (logic, electronics) alternative form of OR
     7. n. (tincture) The gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms.
     8. adj. (tincture) Of gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms.
     9. adv. (obsolete) Early (on).
     10. adv. (obsolete) Earlier, previously.
     11. prep. (now archaic, or dialect) Before; ere.
or to sit down
or sudden feeling
struggle
     1. n. A contortion of the body in an attempt to escape or to perform a difficult task.
     2. n. (figurative) Strife, contention, great effort.
     3. v. To strive, to labour in difficulty, to fight (for or against), to contend.
           During the centuries, the people of Ireland struggled constantly to assert their right to govern themselves.
     4. v. To strive, or to make efforts, with a twisting, or with contortions of the body.
           She struggled to escape from her assailant's grasp.
at
     1. prep. In, near, or in the general vicinity of a particular place.
           Caesar was at Rome;  at the corner of Fourth Street and Vine;  at Jim’s house
     2. prep. (indicating time) (Indicating occurrence in an instant of time or a period of time relatively short in context or from the speaker's perspective.)
           at six o’clock;  at closing time;  at night.
     3. prep. In the direction of (often in an unfocused or uncaring manner).
           He threw the ball at me.  He shouted at her.
     4. prep. Denotes a price.
           3 apples at 2¢ (each)   The offer was at $30,000 before negotiations.
     5. prep. Occupied in (activity).
           men at work
     6. prep. In a state of.
           She is at sixes and sevens with him.  They are at loggerheads over how best to tackle the fiscal cliff.  The city was at the mercy of the occupying forces.
     7. prep. Indicates a position on a scale or in a series.
           Sell at 90.  Tiger finished the round at tenth, seven strokes behind the leaders.  I'm offering it—just to select customers—at cost.
     8. prep. Because of.
           to laugh at a joke   mad at their comments
     9. prep. Indicates a means, method, or manner.
     10. prep. Holding a given speed or rate.
           It is growing at the rate of 3% a year.  Cruising along at fifty miles per hour.
     11. prep. (used for skills (including in activities) or areas of knowledge) On the subject of; regarding.
           The twins were both bad at chemistry.
           He slipped at marksmanship over his extended vacation.
     12. prep. (Ireland, stressed pronunciation) Bothering, irritating, causing discomfort to
     13. n. The at sign (@).
     14. n. (alt form, att) (Laos currency unit)
look at it!
except at night
close
     1. v. (physical) To remove a gap.
     2. v.          To obstruct (an opening).
     3. v.          To move so that an opening is closed.
                   Close the door behind you when you leave.
                   Jim was listening to headphones with his eyes closed.
     4. v.          To make (e.g. a gap) smaller.
                   The runner in second place is closing the gap on the leader.
                   to close the ranks of an army
     5. v.          To grapple; to engage in close combat.
     6. v. (social) To finish, to terminate.
     7. v.          To put an end to; to conclude; to complete; to finish; to consummate.
                   close the session;   to close a bargain;   to close a course of instruction
     8. v.          To come to an end.
                   The debate closed at six o'clock.
     9. v.          (marketing) To make a sale.
     10. v.          (baseball, pitching) To make the final outs, usually three, of a game.
                   He has closed the last two games for his team.
     11. v.          (figurative, computing) To terminate an application, window, file or database connection, etc.
     12. v. To come or gather around; to enclose; to encompass; to confine.
     13. v. (surveying) To have a vector sum of 0; that is, to form a closed polygon.
     14. n. An end or conclusion.
           We owe them our thanks for bringing the project to a successful close.
     15. n. The manner of shutting; the union of parts; junction.
     16. n. A grapple in wrestling.
     17. n. (music) The conclusion of a strain of music; cadence.
     18. n. (music) A double bar marking the end.
     19. adj. (now rare) Closed, shut.
     20. adj. Narrow; confined.
           a close alley; close quarters
     21. adj. At a little distance; near.
           Is your house close?
     22. adj. Intimate; well-loved.
           He is a close friend.
     23. adj.          (legal) Of a corporation or other business entity, closely held.
     24. adj. Oppressive; without motion or ventilation; causing a feeling of lassitude.
     25. adj. (Ireland, England, Scotland, weather) Hot, humid, with no wind.
     26. adj. (linguistics, phonetics, of a vowel) Articulated with the tongue body relatively close to the hard palate.
     27. adj. Strictly confined; carefully guarded.
           a close prisoner
     28. adj. (obsolete) Out of the way of observation; secluded; secret; hidden.
     29. adj. Nearly equal; almost evenly balanced.
           a close contest
     30. adj. Short.
           to cut grass or hair close
           close reasoning
     31. adj. (dated) Difficult to obtain.
           Money is close.
     32. adj. (dated) Parsimonious; stingy.
     33. adj. Adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact.
           a close translation
     34. adj. Accurate; careful; precise; also, attentive; undeviating; strict.
           The patient was kept under close observation.
     35. adj. Marked, evident.
     36. n. (now rare) An enclosed field.
     37. n. (British) A street that ends in a dead end.
     38. n. (Scotland) A very narrow alley between two buildings, often overhung by one of the buildings above the ground floor.
     39. n. (Scotland) The common staircase in a tenement.
     40. n. A cathedral close.
     41. n. (legal) The interest which one may have in a piece of ground, even though it is not enclosed.
we live close together
the women stood close together by the door
quarters
     1. n. plural of quarter.
     2. n. (pluralonly, military) Housing, barracks or other habitation or living space. Compare cuarto.
     3. n. (by extension) The place where someone or something lives
     4. n. A commonly played university drinking game in North America.
     5. n. Quarterfinals.
     quarter
          1. adj. Pertaining to an aspect of a quarter.
          2. adj. (chiefly) Consisting of a fourth part, a quarter (1/4, 25%).
                a quarter hour; a quarter century; a quarter note; a quarter pound
          3. adj. (chiefly) Related to a three-month term, a quarter of a year.
                A quarter day is one terminating a quarter of the year.
                A quarter session is one held quarterly at the end of a quarter.
          4. n. Any fourth of something, particularly:
          5. n.          A quarter-dollar, divided into 25 cents; the coin of that value minted in the United States or Canada.
          6. n.          (now primarily, financial) A quarter of the year, 3 months; a season.
          7. n.          (historical) The quarter-ton or tun, divided into 8 bushels, the medieval English unit of volume and weight named by the Magna Carta as the basis for m
          8. n.          (historical) The quarter-yard, divided into 4 nails, an obsolete English unit of length long used in the cloth trade
          9. n.          (historical) The watch: A quarter of the night, nominally 3 hours but varying over the year.
          10. n.          (heraldiccharge) A charge occupying a fourth of a coat of arms, larger than a canton and normally on the upper dexter side, formed by a perpendicular l
          11. n.          (basketball) A period into which a game is divided. (qf, usually 8, 10 or 12 minutes according to the rules).
          12. n.          quarterfinal
          13. n. Any substantial fraction of something less than half, particularly:
          14. n.          A division or section of a town or other area, whether or not it constituted a fourth of the whole.
          15. n.          (usually plural) A living place, from which:
          16. n.         # (military slang) A quartermaster; a quartermaster sergeant.
          17. n.         # (obsolete except in phrase no quarter) Amity, friendship, concord; (now) accommodation given to a defeated opponent, mercy.
          18. n.          The part on either side of a horse's hoof between the toe and heel, the side of its coffin.
          19. n.          (nautical) The aftmost part of a vessel's side, roughly from the last mast to the stern.
          20. v. To divide into quarters; to divide by four.
          21. v. To provide housing for military personnel or other equipment.
                Quarter the horses in the third stable.
          22. v. (intransitive) To lodge; to have a temporary residence.
          23. v. To quartersaw.
          24. v. (obsolete) To drive a carriage so as to prevent the wheels from going into the ruts, or so that a rut shall be between the wheels.
          25. v. topics, en, Four, Coins
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