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Meanings and phrases

Acts of the Apostles

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n.
  1. a New Testament book describing the development of the early church from Christ's Ascension to Paul's sojourn at Rome; Acts

Agrippina the Elder

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n.
  1. granddaughter of Augustus and mother of Caligula and Agrippina the Younger (14 BC - AD 33); Agrippina

Agrippina the Younger

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n.
  1. wife who poisoned Claudius after her son Nero was declared heir and who was then put to death by Nero; Agrippina

Alexander the Great

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n.
  1. king of Macedon; conqueror of Greece and Egypt and Persia; founder of Alexandria (356-323 BC); Alexander

Alexander the Liberator

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n.
  1. the son of Nicholas I who, as czar of Russia, introduced reforms that included limited emancipation of the serfs (1818-1881); Alexander II; Czar Alexander II

Alfred the Great

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. king of Wessex; defeated the Vikings and encouraged writing in English (849-899); Alfred

Apostle of the Gentiles

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  1. (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an Apostle; Paul; Saint Paul; St. Paul; Apostle Paul; Paul the Apostle; Saul; Saul of Tarsus

Aquarius the Water Bearer

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n.
  1. the eleventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about January 20 to February 18; Aquarius; Water Bearer

Aries the Ram

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. the first sign of the zodiac which the sun enters at the vernal equinox; the sun is in this sign from about March 21 to April 19; Aries; Ram

Ark of the Covenant

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n.
  1. (Judaism) sacred chest where the ancient Hebrews kept the two tablets containing the Ten Commandments; Ark

Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia

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n.
  1. a militant Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization formed in 1975 to force Turkey to acknowledge killing more than a million Armenians and forcibly removing them from border areas in 1915; wants Turkey to pay reparations and cede territory to Armenia; ASALA; Orly Group; 3rd October Organization

Army for the Liberation of Rwanda

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n.
  1. a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the government dominated by Tutsi and to institute Hutu control again; ALIR; Former Armed Forces; FAR; Interahamwe

Army of the Confederacy

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n.
  1. the southern army during the American Civil War; Confederate Army

Army of the Pure

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n.
  1. a brutal terrorist group active in Kashmir; fights against India with the goal of restoring Islamic rule of India; Lashkar-e-Taiba; Lashkar-e-Toiba; Lashkar-e-Tayyiba; LET; Army of the Righteous

Army of the Righteous

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a brutal terrorist group active in Kashmir; fights against India with the goal of restoring Islamic rule of India; Lashkar-e-Taiba; Lashkar-e-Toiba; Lashkar-e-Tayyiba; LET; Army of the Pure

Ascension of the Lord

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n.
  1. (Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter; Ascension; Ascension Day

Association for the Advancement of Retired Persons

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an association of people to promote the welfare of senior citizens; AARP

Athanasius the Great

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism; a church father, saint, and Doctor of the Church (293-373); Athanasius; Saint Athanasius; St. Athanasius

Attila the Hun

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. king of the Huns; the most successful barbarian invader of the Roman Empire (406-453); Attila; Scourge of God; Scourge of the Gods

Attorney General of the United States

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the position of the head of the Justice Department and the chief law enforcement officer of the United States; Attorney General

Basil the Great

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379); Basil; St. Basil; Basil of Caesarea; St. Basil the Great

Battle of the Ardennes Bulge

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a battle during World War II; in December 1944 von Rundstedt launched a powerful counteroffensive in the forest at Ardennes and caught the Allies by surprise; Battle of the Bulge; Ardennes counteroffensive

Battle of the Bulge

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a battle during World War II; in December 1944 von Rundstedt launched a powerful counteroffensive in the forest at Ardennes and caught the Allies by surprise; Battle of the Ardennes Bulge; Ardennes counteroffensive

Battle of the Little Bighorn

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n.
  1. a battle in Montana near the Little Bighorn River between United States cavalry under Custer and several groups of Native Americans (1876); Custer was pursuing Sioux led by Sitting Bull; Custer underestimated the size of the Sioux forces (which were supported by Cheyenne warriors) and was killed along with all his command; Little Bighorn; Battle of Little Bighorn; Custer's Last Stand

Battle of the Marne

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a World War I battle in northwestern France where the Allies defeated the Germans in 1918; Belleau Wood; Chateau-Thierry; Marne River

Battle of the Somme

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. battle of World War II (1944); Somme; Somme River
  2. battle in World War I (1916); Somme; Somme River

Battle of the Spanish Armada

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. in the English Channel a small fleet of British ships successfully defeated the large armada sent from Spain by Philip II to invade England

Bearer of the Sword

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a small gang of terrorist thugs claiming to seek a separate Islamic state for the Muslim minority in the Philippines; uses bombing and assassination and extortion and kidnapping; Abu Sayyaf

Bel and the Dragon

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an Apocryphal book consisting of text added to the Book of Daniel

Billie the Kid

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. United States outlaw who was said to have killed 21 men (1859-1881); Bonney; William H. Bonney

Book of the Prophet Daniel

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an Old Testament book that tells of the apocalyptic visions and the experiences of Daniel in the court of Nebuchadnezzar; Daniel; Book of Daniel

Boy Orator of the Platte

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. United States lawyer and politician who advocated free silver and prosecuted John Scopes (1925) for teaching evolution in a Tennessee high school (1860-1925); Bryan; William Jennings Bryan; Great Commoner

Breughel the Elder

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. Flemish painter of landscapes (1525-1569); Brueghel; Breughel; Bruegel; Pieter Brueghel; Pieter Breughel; Pieter Bruegel; Pieter Brueghel the Elder

Bureau of the Census

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the bureau of the Commerce Department responsible for taking the census; provides demographic information and analyses about the population of the United States; Census Bureau

Cancer the Crab

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22; Cancer; Crab

Canute the Great

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. king of Denmark and Norway who forced Edmund II to divide England with him; on the death of Edmund II, Canute became king of all England (994-1035); Canute; Cnut; Knut

Capricorn the Goat

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the tenth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about December 22 to January 19; Capricorn; Goat

Carlos the Jackal

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. Venezuelan master terrorist raised by a Marxist-Leninist father; trained and worked with many terrorist groups (born in 1949); Sanchez; Ilich Sanchez; Ilich Ramirez Sanchez; Carlos; Salim; Andres Martinez; Taurus; Glen Gebhard; Hector Hevodidbon; Michael Assat

Catherine the Great

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. empress of Russia who greatly increased the territory of the empire (1729-1796); Catherine II; Catherine

Chancellor of the Exchequer

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the British cabinet minister responsible for finance; Chancellor

Charles the Bald

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. as Charles II he was Holy Roman Emperor and as Charles I he was king of France (823-877); Charles; Charles II; Charles I

Charles the Great

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. king of the Franks and Holy Roman Emperor; conqueror of the Lombards and Saxons (742-814); Charlemagne; Carolus; Charles; Charles I

Church of the Brethren

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a Baptist denomination founded in 1708 by Americans of German descent; opposed to military service and taking legal oaths; practiced trine immersion; Dunkers; Dippers

City of the Angels

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a city in southern California; motion picture capital of the world; most populous city of California and second largest in the United States; Los Angeles

Commission on the Status of Women

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations that is concerned with the status of women in different societies

Commonwealth of the Bahamas

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. island country in the Atlantic to the east of Florida and Cuba; a popular winter resort; Bahamas; Bahama Islands

Comptroller of the Currency

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a United States federal official who regulates the national banks
  2. the agency of the Treasury Department responsible for controlling the currency

Congregation of the Inquisition

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an inquisition set up in Italy in 1542 to curb the number of Protestants; Roman Inquisition

Constantine the Great

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n.
  1. Emperor of Rome who stopped the persecution of Christians and in 324 made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire; in 330 he moved his capital from Rome to Byzantium and renamed it Constantinople (280-337); Constantine; Constantine I; Flavius Valerius Constantinus

Constitution of the United States

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  1. the constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen states; United States Constitution; U.S. Constitution; US Constitution; Constitution

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

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n.
  1. university founded in 1859 by Peter Cooper to offer free courses in the arts and sciences; Cooper Union

Cosimo the Elder

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. Italian financier and statesman and friend of the papal court (1389-1464); Cosimo de Medici

Counsel to the Crown

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a barrister selected to serve as counsel to the British ruler

Cyrus the Elder

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n.
  1. king of Persia and founder of the Persian Empire (circa 600-529 BC); Cyrus II; Cyrus the Great

Cyrus the Great

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. king of Persia and founder of the Persian Empire (circa 600-529 BC); Cyrus II; Cyrus the Elder

Cyrus the Younger

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  1. Persian prince who was defeated in battle by his brother Artaxerxes II (424-401 BC); Cyrus

Darius the Great

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. king of Persia who expanded the Persian Empire and invaded Greece but was defeated at the battle of Marathon (550-486 BC); Darius I

Defender of the Faith

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a title that Leo X bestowed on Henry VIII and later withdrew; parliament restored the title and it has been used by English sovereigns ever since

Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine

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n.
  1. a Marxist-Leninist group that believes Palestinian goals can only be achieved by revolutionary change; DFLP; Popular Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine; PDFLP

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960; Congo; Zaire; Belgian Congo

Department of the Interior

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the United States federal department charged with conservation and the development of natural resources; created in 1849; Interior Department; Interior; DoI

Department of the Treasury

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the federal department that collects revenue and administers federal finances; the Treasury Department was created in 1789; Treasury Department; Treasury; United States Treasury

Dionysius the Elder

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  1. the tyrant of Syracuse who fought the Carthaginians (430-367 BC); Dionysius

Doctor of the Church

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching; Doctor

Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations that is concerned with economic development of countries in Asia and the Far East

Edward the Confessor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. son of Ethelred the Unready; King of England from 1042 to 1066; he founded Westminster Abbey where he was eventually buried (1003-1066); Saint Edward the Confessor; St. Edward the Confessor

Edward the Elder

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. king of Wessex whose military success against the Danes made it possible for his son Athelstan to become the first king of all England (870-924)

Edward the Martyr

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. King of England who was a son of Edgar; he was challenged for the throne by supporters of his half-brother Ethelred II who eventually murdered him (963-978); Saint Edward the Martyr; St. Edward the Martyr

Empire State of the South

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a state in southeastern United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War; Georgia; Peach State; GA

Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Philemon

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n.
  1. a New Testament book containing an epistle from Saint Paul to Philemon asking Philemon to forgive the slave for escaping; Epistle to Philemon; Philemon

Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Titus

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n.
  1. a New Testament book containing Saint Paul's epistle to Titus; contains advice on pastoral matters; Epistle to Titus; Titus

Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Colossians

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n.
  1. a New Testament book containing an epistle from Saint Paul to the Colossians in ancient Phrygia; Epistle to the Colossians; Colossians

Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians

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n.
  1. a New Testament book containing the epistle from Saint Paul to the Ephesians which explains the divine plan for the world and the consummation of this in Christ; Epistle to the Ephesians; Ephesians

Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Galatians

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a New Testament book containing the epistle from Saint Paul to the Galatians; Epistle to the Galatians; Galatians

Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Philippians

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n.
  1. a New Testament book containing an epistle from Saint Paul to the church at Philippi in Macedonia; Epistle to the Philippians; Philippians

Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans

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n.
  1. a New Testament book containing an exposition of the doctrines of Saint Paul; written in AD 58; Epistle to the Romans; Romans

Epistle to the Colossians

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n.
  1. a New Testament book containing an epistle from Saint Paul to the Colossians in ancient Phrygia; Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Colossians; Colossians

Epistle to the Ephesians

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a New Testament book containing the epistle from Saint Paul to the Ephesians which explains the divine plan for the world and the consummation of this in Christ; Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians; Ephesians

Epistle to the Galatians

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n.
  1. a New Testament book containing the epistle from Saint Paul to the Galatians; Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Galatians; Galatians

Epistle to the Hebrews

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n.
  1. a New Testament book traditionally included among the epistle of Saint Paul but now generally considered not to have been written by him; Hebrews

Epistle to the Philippians

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n.
  1. a New Testament book containing an epistle from Saint Paul to the church at Philippi in Macedonia; Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Philippians; Philippians

Epistle to the Romans

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a New Testament book containing an exposition of the doctrines of Saint Paul; written in AD 58; Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans; Romans

Ethelred the Unready

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. king of the English who succeeded to the throne after his half-brother Edward the Martyr was murdered; he struggled unsuccessfully against the invading Danes (969-1016); Ethelred; Ethelred II

Executive Office of the President

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the branch of the United States government that is responsible for carrying out the laws; executive branch

Fast of the Firstborn

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (Judaism) a minor fast day on Nissan 14 that is observed only by firstborn males; it is observed on the day before Passover

Father of the Church

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. (Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church; the best known Latin Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom; Church Father; Father

Father of the Submarine

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. American inventor who in 1775 designed a man-propelled submarine that was ineffectual but subsequently earned him recognition as a submarine pioneer (1742-1824); Bushnell; David Bushnell

Feast of the Circumcision

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  1. (Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Church) feast day celebrating the circumcision of Jesus; celebrated on January 1st; Circumcision; January 1

Feast of the Dedication

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  1. (Judaism) an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BC; Hanukkah; Hanukah; Hannukah; Chanukah; Chanukkah; Channukah; Channukkah; Festival of Lights; Feast of Lights; Feast of Dedication

Feast of the Unleavened Bread

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. (Judaism) a Jewish festival (traditionally 8 days from Nissan 15) celebrating the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt; Passover; Pesach; Pesah

Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a country on the Comoro Islands; Comoros

Ferdinand the Catholic

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. the king of Castile and Aragon who ruled jointly with his wife Isabella; his marriage to Isabella I in 1469 marked the beginning of the modern state of Spain and their capture of Granada from the Moors in 1492 united Spain as one country; they instituted the Spanish Inquisition in 1478 and supported the expedition of Christopher Columbus in 1492 (1452-1516); Ferdinand; King Ferdinand; Ferdinand of Aragon; Ferdinand V

Ferdinand the Great

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. king of Castile and Leon who achieved control of the Moorish kings of Saragossa and Seville and Toledo (1016-1065); Ferdinand I

First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. a New Testament book containing Saint Paul's first epistle to Timothy; contains advice on pastoral matters; First Epistle to Timothy; I Timothy

First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a New Testament book containing the first epistle from Saint Paul to the church at Corinth; First Epistle to the Corinthians; I Corinthians

First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians

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  1. a New Testament book containing Saint Paul's first epistle to the Thessalonians; First Epistle to the Thessalonians; I Thessalonians

First Epistle to the Corinthians

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a New Testament book containing the first epistle from Saint Paul to the church at Corinth; First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians; I Corinthians

First Epistle to the Thessalonians

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  1. a New Testament book containing Saint Paul's first epistle to the Thessalonians; First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians; I Thessalonians

First Lord of the Treasury

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. the British cabinet minister responsible for economic strategy; Treasury

Followers of the Phrophet

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a resurgent Islamic fundamentalist organization based in Nigeria that is thought to be planning terrorist attacks; al Sunna Wal Jamma

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. the United Nations agency concerned with the international organization of food and agriculture; Food and Agriculture Organization; FAO

Frankfurt on the Main

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  1. a German city; an industrial and commercial and financial center; Frankfurt; Frankfort

Frederick the Great

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. king of Prussia from 1740 to 1786; brought Prussia military prestige by winning the War of the Austrian Succession and the Seven Years' War (1712-1786); Frederick II

Gates of the Arctic National Park

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a large national park in Alaska featuring the Great Mendenhall Glacier

Gateway to the West

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the largest city in Missouri; a busy river port on the Mississippi River near its confluence with the Missouri River; was an important staging area for wagon trains westward in the 19th century; Saint Louis; St. Louis

Gemini the Twins

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. the third sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about May 21 to June 20; Gemini; Twins

Great Seal of the United States

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. the seal of the United States government

Gregory the Great

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian pope distinguished for his spiritual and temporal leadership; a saint and Doctor of the Church (540?-604); Gregory; Gregory I; Saint Gregory I; St. Gregory I

Henry the Great

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. king of France from 1589 to 1610; although he was leader of the Huguenot armies, when he succeeded the Catholic Henry III and founded the Bourbon dynasty in 1589 he established religious freedom in France; Henry IV; Henry of Navarre

Herod the Great

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. king of Judea who (according to the New Testament) tried to kill Jesus by ordering the death of all children under age two in Bethlehem (73-4 BC); Herod

Holbein the Elder

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. German painter of religious works (1465-1524); Holbein; Hans Holbein

Holbein the Younger

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. German painter and engraver noted for his portraits; he was commissioned by Henry VIII to provide portraits of the English king's prospective brides (1497-1543); Holbein; Hans Holbein

Hub of the Universe

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. state capital and largest city of Massachusetts; a major center for banking and financial services; Boston; Bean Town; Beantown; capital of Massachusetts

Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary

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  1. (Christianity) the Roman Catholic dogma that God preserved the Virgin Mary from any stain of original sin from the moment she was conceived; Immaculate Conception

Industrial Workers of the World

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. a former international labor union and radical labor movement in the United States; founded in Chicago in 1905 and dedicated to the overthrow of capitalism; its membership declined after World War I; IWW; I.W.W.

Isabella the Catholic

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. the queen of Castile whose marriage to Ferdinand of Aragon in 1469 marked the beginning of the modern state of Spain; they instituted the Spanish Inquisition in 1478 and sponsored the voyages of Christopher Columbus in 1492 (1451-1504); Isabella; Queen Isabella; Isabella I

Islamic Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. a Shiite terrorist organization with strong ties to Iran; seeks to create an Iranian fundamentalist Islamic state in Lebanon; car bombs are the signature weapon; Hizballah; Hezbollah; Hizbollah; Hizbullah; Lebanese Hizballah; Party of God; Islamic Jihad; Revolutionary Justice Organization; Organization of the Oppressed on Earth

Ivan the Great

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. grand duke of Muscovy whose victories against the Tartars laid the basis for Russian unity (1440-1505); Ivan III; Ivan III Vasilievich

Ivan the Terrible

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. the first czar of Russia (1530-1584); Ivan IV; Ivan Iv Vasilievich

Jack the Ripper

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. an unidentified English murderer in the 19th century

John the Baptist

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. (New Testament) a preacher and hermit and forerunner of Jesus (whom he baptized); was beheaded by Herod at the request of Salome; St. John the Baptist

John the Divine

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  1. (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation; John; Saint John; St. John; Saint John the Apostle; St. John the Apostle; John the Evangelist

John the Evangelist

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  1. (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation; John; Saint John; St. John; Saint John the Apostle; St. John the Apostle; John the Divine

Julian the Apostate

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  1. Roman Emperor and nephew of Constantine; he restored paganism as the official religion of the Roman Empire and destroyed Christian temples but his decision was reversed after his death (331?-363); Julian; Flavius Claudius Julianus

Justinian the Great

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  1. Byzantine emperor who held the eastern frontier of his empire against the Persians; codified Roman law in 529; his general Belisarius regained North Africa and Spain (483-565); Justinian; Justinian I

Kamehameha the Great

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. Hawaiian king who united the islands under his rule (1758-1819); Kamehameha I

King of the Germans

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  1. the sovereign ruler of the Germans

Kingdom of The Netherlands

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level; Netherlands; The Netherlands; Nederland; Holland

Knight of the Round Table

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. in the Arthurian legend, a knight of King Arthur's court

Kong the Master

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. Chinese philosopher whose ideas and sayings were collected after his death and became the basis of a philosophical doctrine known a Confucianism (circa 551-478 BC); Confucius; Kongfuze; K'ung Futzu

Lady with the Lamp

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. English nurse remembered for her work during the Crimean War (1820-1910); Nightingale; Florence Nightingale

Lautaro Faction of the United Popular Action Movement

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. a violent terrorist group organized in the 1980s and advocating the overthrow of the Chilean military government; leaders are mainly criminals or impoverished youths; Lautaro Youth Movement; Lautaro Popular Rebel Forces

Leo the Great

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. Italian pope from 440 to 461 who extended the authority of the papacy to the west and persuaded Attila not to attack Rome (440-461); Leo I; St. Leo I

Leo the Lion

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. the fifth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about July 23 to August 22; Leo; Lion

Libra the Balance

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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  1. the seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22; Libra; Balance; Libra the Scales

Libra the Scales

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22; Libra; Libra the Balance; Balance

Lorenzo the Magnificent

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. Italian statesman and scholar who supported many artists and humanists including Michelangelo and Leonardo and Botticelli (1449-1492); Lorenzo de'Medici

Louis the Bruiser

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. king of France whose military victories consolidated his reign (1081-1137); Louis VI; Louis the Far; Louis the Wideawake

Louis the Far

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. king of France whose military victories consolidated his reign (1081-1137); Louis VI; Louis the Wideawake; Louis the Bruiser

Louis the German

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. king of France and Germany (846-879); Louis II; Louis le Begue; Louis the Stammerer

Louis the Great

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. king of France from 1643 to 1715; his long reign was marked by the expansion of French influence in Europe and by the magnificence of his court and the Palace of Versailles (1638-1715); Louis XIV; Sun King

Louis the Pious

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. third son of Charlemagne and king of France and Germany and Holy Roman Emperor (778-840); Louis I

Louis the Quarreller

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. king of France (1289-1316); Louis X; Louis le Hutin

Louis the Stammerer

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. king of France and Germany (846-879); Louis II; Louis le Begue; Louis the German

Louis the Wideawake

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. king of France whose military victories consolidated his reign (1081-1137); Louis VI; Louis the Far; Louis the Bruiser

Lucy in the sky with diamonds

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. street name for lysergic acid diethylamide; acid; back breaker; battery-acid; dose; dot; Elvis; loony toons; pane; superman; window pane; Zen

Mithridates the Great

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. ancient king of Pontus who expanded his kingdom by defeating the Romans but was later driven out by Pompey (132-63 BC); Mithridates; Mithridates VI

Noah and the Flood

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (Biblical) the great deluge that is said in the Book of Genesis to have occurred in the time of Noah; it was brought by God upon the earth because of the wickedness of human beings; Noah's flood; Noachian deluge; the Flood

Office of the Dead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an office read or sung before a burial mass in the Roman Catholic Church

Order of the Purple Heart

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in action; Purple Heart

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. international organization for chemical disarmament; administers the Chemical Weapons Convention; OPCW

Organization of the Oppressed on Earth

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a Shiite terrorist organization with strong ties to Iran; seeks to create an Iranian fundamentalist Islamic state in Lebanon; car bombs are the signature weapon; Hizballah; Hezbollah; Hizbollah; Hizbullah; Lebanese Hizballah; Party of God; Islamic Jihad; Islamic Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine; Revolutionary Justice Organization

Otto the Great

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. King of the Germans and Holy Roman Emperor (912-973); Otto I; Otho I

Paul the Apostle

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an Apostle; Paul; Saint Paul; St. Paul; Apostle Paul; Apostle of the Gentiles; Saul; Saul of Tarsus

Pepin the Short

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. king of the Franks and father of Charlemagne who defended papal interests and founded the Carolingian dynasty in 751 (714-768); Pepin; Pepin III

Peter the Great

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. czar of Russia who introduced ideas from western Europe to reform the government; he extended his territories in the Baltic and founded St. Petersburg (1682-1725); Peter I; Czar Peter I

Pieter Brueghel the Elder

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. Flemish painter of landscapes (1525-1569); Brueghel; Breughel; Bruegel; Pieter Brueghel; Pieter Breughel; Pieter Bruegel; Breughel the Elder

Pisces the Fishes

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20; Pisces; Fish

Pitt the Elder

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. English statesman who brought the Seven Years' War to an end (1708-1778); Pitt; William Pitt; First Earl of Chatham

Pitt the Younger

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. English statesman and son of Pitt the Elder (1759-1806); Pitt; William Pitt; Second Earl of Chatham

Pittsburgh of the South

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the largest city in Alabama; located in northeastern Alabama; Birmingham

Pliny the Elder

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. Roman author of an encyclopedic natural history; died while observing the eruption of Vesuvius (23-79); Pliny; Gaius Plinius Secundus

Pliny the Younger

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. Roman writer and nephew of Pliny the Elder; author of books of letters that commented on affairs of the day (62-113); Pliny; Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus

Pompey the Great

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. Roman general and statesman who quarrelled with Caesar and fled to Egypt where he was murdered (106-48 BC); Pompey; Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus

Popular Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a Marxist-Leninist group that believes Palestinian goals can only be achieved by revolutionary change; Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine; DFLP; PDFLP

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a terrorist group of limited popularity formed in 1967 after the Six-Day War; combined Marxist-Leninist ideology with Palestinian nationalism; used terrorism to gain attention for their cause; hoped to eliminate the state of Israel; PFLP

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization that conducted several attacks in western Europe; PFLP-GC

Prayer of Azariah and Song of the Three Children

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an Apocryphal book consisting of text added to the Book of Daniel

President of the United States

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the person who holds the office of head of state of the United States government; United States President; President; Chief Executive
  2. the office of the United States head of state; President; Chief Executive

Rameses the Great

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. king of Egypt between 1304 and 1237 BC who built many monuments; Rameses II; Ramesses II; Ramses II; Ramesses the Great; Ramses the Great

Ramesses the Great

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. king of Egypt between 1304 and 1237 BC who built many monuments; Rameses II; Ramesses II; Ramses II; Rameses the Great; Ramses the Great

Ramses the Great

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. king of Egypt between 1304 and 1237 BC who built many monuments; Rameses II; Ramesses II; Ramses II; Rameses the Great; Ramesses the Great

Rejoicing in the Law

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (Judaism) a Jewish holy day celebrated on the 22nd or 23rd of Tishri to celebrate the completion of the annual cycle of readings of the Torah; Shimchath Torah; Simchat Torah; Simhath Torah; Simhat Torah; Simchas Torah; Rejoicing over the Law; Rejoicing of the Law

Rejoicing of the Law

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (Judaism) a Jewish holy day celebrated on the 22nd or 23rd of Tishri to celebrate the completion of the annual cycle of readings of the Torah; Shimchath Torah; Simchat Torah; Simhath Torah; Simhat Torah; Simchas Torah; Rejoicing over the Law; Rejoicing in the Law

Rejoicing over the Law

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (Judaism) a Jewish holy day celebrated on the 22nd or 23rd of Tishri to celebrate the completion of the annual cycle of readings of the Torah; Shimchath Torah; Simchat Torah; Simhath Torah; Simhat Torah; Simchas Torah; Rejoicing of the Law; Rejoicing in the Law

Republic of The Gambia

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a narrow republic surrounded by Senegal in West Africa; Gambia; The Gambia

Republic of the Congo

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a republic in west-central Africa; achieved independence from France in 1960; Congo; French Congo

Republic of the Marshall Islands

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a republic (under United States protection) on the Marshall Islands; Marshall Islands

Republic of the Philippines

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946; Philippines

Republic of the Sudan

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; achieved independence from Egypt and the United Kingdom in 1956; Sudan; Soudan

Revelation of Saint John the Divine

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the Apostle; Revelation; Apocalypse; Book of Revelation

Richard the Lion-Hearted

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. son of Henry II and King of England from 1189 to 1199; a leader of the Third Crusade; on his way home from the crusade he was captured and held prisoner in the Holy Roman Empire until England ransomed him in 1194 (1157-1199); Richard I; Richard Coeur de Lion; Richard the Lionheart

Richard the Lionheart

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. son of Henry II and King of England from 1189 to 1199; a leader of the Third Crusade; on his way home from the crusade he was captured and held prisoner in the Holy Roman Empire until England ransomed him in 1194 (1157-1199); Richard I; Richard Coeur de Lion; Richard the Lion-Hearted

Robert the Bruce

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. king of Scotland from 1306 to 1329; defeated the English army under Edward II at Bannockburn and gained recognition of Scottish independence (1274-1329); Bruce; Robert I

Sagittarius the Archer

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the ninth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about November 22 to December 21; Sagittarius; Archer

Saint Andrew the Apostle

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of Peter; patron saint of Scotland; Andrew; Saint Andrew; St. Andrew

Saint Edward the Confessor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. son of Ethelred the Unready; King of England from 1042 to 1066; he founded Westminster Abbey where he was eventually buried (1003-1066); Edward the Confessor; St. Edward the Confessor

Saint Edward the Martyr

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. King of England who was a son of Edgar; he was challenged for the throne by supporters of his half-brother Ethelred II who eventually murdered him (963-978); Edward the Martyr; St. Edward the Martyr

Saint James the Apostle

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament; James; Saint James; St. James; St. James the Apostle

Saint John the Apostle

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation; John; Saint John; St. John; St. John the Apostle; John the Evangelist; John the Divine

Saint Matthew the Apostle

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel; Matthew; Saint Matthew; St. Matthew; St. Matthew the Apostle; Levi

Saint Peter the Apostle

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope; Peter; Simon Peter; Saint Peter; St. Peter; St. Peter the Apostle

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an island country in the central Windward Islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1979; St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Scipio the Elder

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. Roman general who commanded the invasion of Carthage in the second Punic War and defeated Hannibal at Zama (circa 237-183 BC); Scipio; Scipio Africanus; Scipio Africanus Major; Publius Cornelius Scipio; Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Major

Scorpio the Scorpion

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the eighth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about October 23 to November 21; Scorpio; Scorpion

Scourge of the Gods

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. king of the Huns; the most successful barbarian invader of the Roman Empire (406-453); Attila; Attila the Hun; Scourge of God

Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a New Testament book containing Saint Paul's second epistle to Timothy; contains advice on pastoral matters; Second Epistle to Timothy; II Timothy

Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a New Testament book containing the second epistle from Saint Paul to the church at Corinth; Second Epistle to the Corinthians; II Corinthians

Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a New Testament book containing Saint Paul's second epistle to the Thessalonians; Second Epistle to the Thessalonians; II Thessalonians

Second Epistle to the Corinthians

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a New Testament book containing the second epistle from Saint Paul to the church at Corinth; Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians; II Corinthians

Second Epistle to the Thessalonians

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a New Testament book containing Saint Paul's second epistle to the Thessalonians; Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians; II Thessalonians

Secretary of State for the Home Department

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the British cabinet minister who is head of the Home Office; Home Secretary

Secretary of the Interior

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the position of the head of the Department of the Interior; Interior Secretary
  2. the person who holds the secretaryship of the Interior Department; Interior Secretary

Secretary of the Navy

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. head of a former executive department; combined with the War Secretary to form the Defense Secretary in 1947; Navy Secretary

Secretary of the Treasury

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the person who holds the secretaryship of the Treasury Department; Treasury Secretary
  2. the position of the head of the Treasury Department; Treasury Secretary

Sermon on the Mount

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the first major discourse delivered by Jesus (Matthew 5-7 and Luke 6:20-49)

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. impressive monuments created in the ancient world that were regarded with awe; Seven Wonders of the World

Seven Wonders of the World

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. impressive monuments created in the ancient world that were regarded with awe; Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Simon the Canaanite

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. one of the twelve Apostles (first century); Simon; St. Simon; Simon Zelotes; Simon the Zealot

Simon the Zealot

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. one of the twelve Apostles (first century); Simon; St. Simon; Simon Zelotes; Simon the Canaanite

Sinbad the Sailor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. in the Arabian Nights a hero who tells of the fantastic adventures he had in his voyages; Sinbad

St . Basil the Great

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379); Basil; St. Basil; Basil of Caesarea; Basil the Great

St. Edward the Confessor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. son of Ethelred the Unready; King of England from 1042 to 1066; he founded Westminster Abbey where he was eventually buried (1003-1066); Edward the Confessor; Saint Edward the Confessor

St. Edward the Martyr

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. King of England who was a son of Edgar; he was challenged for the throne by supporters of his half-brother Ethelred II who eventually murdered him (963-978); Edward the Martyr; Saint Edward the Martyr

St. James the Apostle

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament; James; Saint James; St. James; Saint James the Apostle

St. John the Apostle

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation; John; Saint John; St. John; Saint John the Apostle; John the Evangelist; John the Divine

St. John the Baptist

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (New Testament) a preacher and hermit and forerunner of Jesus (whom he baptized); was beheaded by Herod at the request of Salome; John the Baptist

St. Matthew the Apostle

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel; Matthew; Saint Matthew; St. Matthew; Saint Matthew the Apostle; Levi

St. Peter the Apostle

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope; Peter; Simon Peter; Saint Peter; St. Peter; Saint Peter the Apostle

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an island country in the central Windward Islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1979; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Stan the Man

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. United States baseball player (born in 1920); Musial; Stan Musial; Stanley Frank Musial

State of the Vatican City

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the smallest sovereign state in the world; the see of the Pope (as the Bishop of Rome); home of the Pope and the central administration of the Roman Catholic Church; achieved independence from Italy in 1929; Holy See; The Holy See

Station of the Cross

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a representation of any of the 14 stages in Christ's journey to Calvary

Stations of the Cross

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (Roman Catholic Church) a devotion consisting of fourteen prayers said before a series of fourteen pictures or carvings representing successive incidents during Jesus' passage from Pilate's house to his crucifixion at Calvary; Stations

Strauss the Elder

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. Austrian composer of waltzes (1804-1849); Strauss; Johann Strauss

Strauss the Younger

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. Austrian composer and son of Strauss the Elder; composed many famous waltzes and became known as the `waltz king' (1825-1899); Strauss; Johann Strauss

Supreme Court of the United States

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the highest federal court in the United States; has final appellate jurisdiction and has jurisdiction over all other courts in the nation; Supreme Court; United States Supreme Court

Tarquin the Proud

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. according to legend, the seventh and last Etruscan king of Rome who was expelled for his cruelty (reigned from 534 to 510 BC); Tarquin; Tarquinius; Tarquinius Superbus; Lucius Tarquinius Superbus

Tarzan of the Apes

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a man raised by apes who was the hero of a series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs; Tarzan

Taurus the Bull

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the second sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about April 20 to May 20; Taurus; Bull

The Admirable Crichton

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. Scottish man of letters and adventurer (1560-1582); Crichton; James Crichton

The Gambia

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a narrow republic surrounded by Senegal in West Africa; Gambia; Republic of The Gambia

The Great Charter

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the royal charter of political rights given to rebellious English barons by King John in 1215; Magna Carta; Magna Charta

The Hague

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the site of the royal residence and the de facto capital in the western part of the Netherlands; seat of the International Court of Justice; 's Gravenhage; Den Haag

The Holy See

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the smallest sovereign state in the world; the see of the Pope (as the Bishop of Rome); home of the Pope and the central administration of the Roman Catholic Church; achieved independence from Italy in 1929; Holy See; State of the Vatican City

The Netherlands

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level; Netherlands; Kingdom of The Netherlands; Nederland; Holland

The Star-Spangled Banner

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a poem written by Francis Scott Key during the War of 1812 was set to music and adopted by Congress in 1931 as the national anthem of the United States

The Virgin

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the mother of Jesus; Christians refer to her as the Virgin Mary; she is especially honored by Roman Catholics; Mary; Virgin Mary; Blessed Virgin; Madonna

Theodosius the Great

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the last emperor of a united Roman Empire, he took control of the eastern empire and ended the war with the Visigoths; he became a Christian and in 391 banned all forms of pagan worship (346-395); Theodosius; Theodosius I; Flavius Theodosius

Thomas the doubting Apostle

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the Apostle who would not believe the resurrection of Jesus until he saw Jesus with his own eyes; Thomas; Saint Thomas; St. Thomas; doubting Thomas

Twilight of the Gods

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. myth about the ultimate destruction of the gods in a battle with evil; Gotterdammerung; Ragnarok

Vice President of the United States

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the vice president of the United States who presides over the United States Senate

Virgo the Virgin

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the sixth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about August 23 to September 22; Virgo; Virgin

War between the States

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. civil war in the United States between the North and the South; 1861-1865; American Civil War; United States Civil War

War of the Austrian Succession

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. Prussia and Austria fought over Silesia and most of the rest of Europe took sides; 1740-1748

War of the Grand Alliance

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an aggressive war waged by Louis XIV against Spain and the Holy Roman Empire and England and Holland and other states (1689-1697); War of the League of Augsburg

War of the League of Augsburg

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an aggressive war waged by Louis XIV against Spain and the Holy Roman Empire and England and Holland and other states (1689-1697); War of the Grand Alliance

War of the Roses

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. struggle for the English throne (1455-1485) between the house of York (white rose) and the house of Lancaster (red rose) ending with the accession of the Tudor monarch Henry VII; Wars of the Roses

War of the Spanish Succession

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a general war in Europe (1701-1714) that broke out when Louis XIV installed his grandson on the throne of Spain; England and Holland hoped to limit Louis' power

Wars of the Roses

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. struggle for the English throne (1455-1485) between the house of York (white rose) and the house of Lancaster (red rose) ending with the accession of the Tudor monarch Henry VII; War of the Roses

Wayland the Smith

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (European mythology) a supernatural smith and king of the elves; identified with Norse Volund; Wayland; Wieland

William the Conqueror

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. duke of Normandy who led the Norman invasion of England and became the first Norman to be King of England; he defeated Harold II at the battle of Hastings in 1066 and introduced many Norman customs into England (1027-1087); William I

Wisdom of Jesus the Son of Sirach

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an Apocryphal book mainly of maxims (resembling Proverbs in that respect); Ben Sira; Sirach; Ecclesiasticus

Xerxes the Great

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. king of Persia who led a vast army against Greece and won the battle of Thermopylae but was eventually defeated (519-465 BC); Xerxes I
n.
  1. a person who gives assistance or comfort to someone known to be a felon or known to be sought in connection with the commission of a felony
n.
  1. a person who procures or advises or commands the commission of a felony but who is not present at its perpetration
n.
  1. a person who witnesses a crime but does not try to prevent it
adv.
  1. including all
adv.
  1. extending throughout an entire nation; nationally; nationwide; across the nation
E.g.
  • They were transported to camps across the country.
  • A language divide began to grow across the country.
  • Other stations across the country did much the same.
adv.
  1. extending throughout an entire nation; nationally; nationwide; across the country
adv.
  1. as fast as possible; before a deadline; against time
adv.
  1. in the direction opposite to the direction the wind is blowing; upwind; into the wind

ahead of the game

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. in an advantageous position

all the same

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession); however; nevertheless; withal; still; yet; even so; nonetheless; notwithstanding

all the time

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. without respite; day in and day out

all the way

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. to the goal; the whole way
  2. completely; clear
  3. not stopping short of sexual intercourse
E.g.
  • History of the mine goes all the way back to 1870.
  • The line was extended all the way to Tokyo in 1991.
  • I fought very well all the way to the 12th round.
n.
  1. a Catholic sacrament; a priest anoints a dying person with oil and prays for salvation; extreme unction; last rites

apex of the sun 's way

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars; apex; solar apex
n.
  1. curved arteries of the kidney
n.
  1. veins that receive blood from interlobular veins of kidney and rectal venules; vena arcuata renis

around the bend

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. informal or slang terms for mentally irregular; balmy; barmy; bats; batty; bonkers; buggy; cracked; crackers; daft; dotty; fruity; haywire; kooky; kookie; loco; loony; loopy; nuts; nutty; round the bend; wacky; whacky
adv.
  1. without stopping; for 24 hours; round the clock
n.
  1. an artery that is a branch of the basilar artery that supplies the labyrinth; labyrinthine artery; internal auditory artery
n.
  1. a branch of the internal pudendal artery of males that supplies the bulb of the penis; arteria bulbi penis
n.
  1. a branch of the internal pudendal artery in females that supplies the bulb of the vestibule; arteria bulbi vestibuli

as the crow flies

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. by the shortest and most direct route

at the best

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. under the best of conditions; at best

at the least

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. not less than; at least

at the most

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. not more than; at most

at the ready

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. ready for immediate use

at the same time

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. at the same instant; simultaneously
  2. overlapping in duration; concurrently

at the worst

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. under the worst of conditions; at worst
n.
  1. the upper chamber of each half of the heart; atrium cordis

battle of the Aisne

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a battle in World War I (May 1918); the Germans tried to attack before the American numbers were too great to defeat; the tactical success of the Germans proved to be a strategic failure; Soissons; battle of Soissons-Reims; battle of the Chemin-des-Dames

battle of the Bismarck Sea

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a naval battle in World War II; Allied land-based bombers destroyed a Japanese convoy in the Bismarck Sea in March 1943; Bismarck Sea

battle of the Chemin-des-Dames

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a battle in World War I (May 1918); the Germans tried to attack before the American numbers were too great to defeat; the tactical success of the Germans proved to be a strategic failure; Soissons; battle of Soissons-Reims; battle of the Aisne

battle of the Coral Sea

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a Japanese defeat in World War II (May 1942); the first naval battle fought entirely by planes based on aircraft carriers; Coral Sea

battle of the Philippine Sea

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a naval battle in World War II (1944); a decisive naval victory for the United States fleet over the Japanese who were trying to block supplies from reaching American troops on Leyte; Philippine Sea

be on the ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. be well-informed; know the score; be with it; know what's going on; know what's what
v.
  1. be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information; equivocate; tergiversate; prevaricate; palter

bell the cat

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. take a risk; perform a daring act

below the belt

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. disregarding the rules (from the notion of an illegal low blow in boxing)

below the belt

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. in an unfair manner; unfairly
v.
  1. surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off; shock; floor; ball over; take aback
n.
  1. the second half of an inning; while the home team is at bat; bottom
n.
  1. a failure of the seller's guarantee of good title
n.
  1. any act of molesting, interrupting, hindering, agitating, or arousing from a state of repose or otherwise depriving inhabitants of the peace and quiet to which they are entitled; disorderly conduct; disorderly behavior; disturbance of the peace

break of the day

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the first light of day; dawn; dawning; morning; aurora; first light; daybreak; break of day; dayspring; sunrise; sunup; cockcrow
v.
  1. supply means of subsistence; earn a living; provide
  2. attain success or reach a desired goal; succeed; win; come through; deliver the goods
n.
  1. execution by fire; burning

buy the farm

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; die; decease; perish; go; exit; pass away; expire; pass; kick the bucket; cash in one's chips; conk; give-up the ghost; drop dead; pop off; choke; croak; snuff it

by the bye

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. introducing a different topic; in point of fact; by the way; incidentally; apropos

by the day

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. one every day; per diem

by the piece

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. one piece at a time; one by one

by the way

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. introducing a different topic; in point of fact; by the bye; incidentally; apropos

call on the carpet

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. censure severely or angrily; take to task; rebuke; rag; trounce; reproof; lecture; reprimand; jaw; dress down; call down; scold; chide; berate; bawl out; remonstrate; chew out; chew up; have words; lambaste; lambast

call the shots

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. exercise authority or be in charge; call the tune; wear the trousers

call the tune

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. exercise authority or be in charge; call the shots; wear the trousers
n.
  1. malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissues; characterized by abnormal proliferation of leukocytes; one of the four major types of cancer; leukemia; leukaemia; leucaemia
n.
  1. malignant neoplastic disease of the liver usually occurring as a metastasis from another cancer; symptoms include loss of appetite and weakness and bloating and jaundice and upper abdominal discomfort; liver cancer

capital of The Netherlands

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an industrial center and the nominal capital of the Netherlands; center of the diamond-cutting industry; seat of an important stock exchange; known for its canals and art museum; Amsterdam; Dutch capital

capital of the Bahamas

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the capital of the Bahamas; Nassau

capital of the Dominican Republic

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the capital and largest city of the Dominican Republic; Santo Domingo; Ciudad Trujillo

capital of the Philippines

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the capital and largest city of the Philippines; located on southern Luzon; Manila

capital of the Russian Federation

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a city of central European Russia; formerly capital of both the Soviet Union and Soviet Russia; since 1991 the capital of the Russian Federation; Moscow; Russian capital

capital of the Ukraine

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. capital and largest city of the Ukraine; a major manufacturing and transportation center; Kyyiv; Kiev

capital of the United Kingdom

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center; London; Greater London; British capital

capital of the United States

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the capital of the United States in the District of Columbia and a tourist mecca; George Washington commissioned Charles L'Enfant to lay out the city in 1791; Washington; Washington D.C.; American capital

castle in the air

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. absentminded dreaming while awake; reverie; revery; daydream; daydreaming; oneirism; air castle; castle in Spain
n.
  1. a branch of the ophthalmic artery; enters the eyeball with the optic nerve; arteria centralis retinae
n.
  1. mucus-secreting glands in the mucosa of the uterine cervix; cervical glands; glandulae cervicales uteri
n.
  1. the chairman of the board of directors of a corporation

chew the fat

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. talk socially without exchanging too much information; shoot the breeze; chat; confabulate; confab; chitchat; chit-chat; chatter; chaffer; natter; gossip; jaw; claver; visit
v.
  1. give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat; drop out; give up; fall by the wayside; drop by the wayside; throw in; throw in the towel; quit
n.
  1. an artery that supplies the hip joint and thigh muscles; arteria circumflexa femoris
n.
  1. a chronic disease interfering with the normal functioning of the liver; the major cause is chronic alcoholism; cirrhosis

clear the air

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. dispel differences or negative emotions
v.
  1. clear mucus or food from one's throat; hawk

close to the wind

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. nearly opposite to the direction from which wind is coming

cock of the rock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. bird of the Andes similar to Rupicola rupicola; Rupicola peruviana
  2. tropical bird of northern South America the male having brilliant red or orange plumage and an erectile disklike crest; Rupicola rupicola
v.
  1. to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality; out; come out

come to the fore

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make oneself visible; take action; step forward; come forward; step up; step to the fore; come out

coronoid process of the mandible

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the coronoid process that provides an attachment for the temporal muscle

crux of the matter

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the most important point; crux

day of the month

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the specified day of the month; date

day of the week

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any one of the seven days in a week
n.
  1. the oppressive influence of past events or decisions; dead hand; mortmain
v.
  1. attain success or reach a desired goal; succeed; win; come through; bring home the bacon
n.
  1. a department of the federal government of the United States; federal department; federal office
n.
  1. visual impairment resulting from the retina becoming separated from the choroid in the back of the eye; treated by photocoagulation; retinal detachment; detached retina
n.
  1. a disease characterized by impairment of neuromuscular junctions
n.
  1. a disease affecting the skin; skin disease; skin disorder

dish the dirt

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. wag one's tongue; speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies; gossip
n.
  1. any act of molesting, interrupting, hindering, agitating, or arousing from a state of repose or otherwise depriving inhabitants of the peace and quiet to which they are entitled; disorderly conduct; disorderly behavior; breach of the peace

do the dishes

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. wash dishes; wash up

do the honors

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. act as the host and receive or introduce one's guests

dog in the manger

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. someone who prevents you from enjoying something that they themselves have no need for

down in the mouth

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. filled with melancholy and despondency; gloomy; grim; blue; depressed; dispirited; down; downcast; downhearted; low; low-spirited

down the stairs

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. on a floor below; downstairs; on a lower floor; below
v.
  1. speak unfavorably about; badmouth; malign; traduce

drain the cup

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. drink to the last drop; drink up

draw the line

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. reasonably object (to) or set a limit (on); draw a line

dressed to the nines

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. dressed in fancy or formal clothing; dressed; dressed-up; dressed to kill; dolled up; spruced up; spiffed up; togged up
v.
  1. give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat; drop out; give up; fall by the wayside; throw in; throw in the towel; quit; chuck up the sponge

drop the ball

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake; sin; blunder; boob; goof

embryoma of the kidney

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. malignant renal tumor of young children characterized by hypertension and blood in the urine and the presence of a palpable mass; Wilms' tumor; Wilms tumour; adenomyosarcoma; nephroblastoma

end of the world

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an unpleasant or disastrous destiny; doom; doomsday; day of reckoning
  2. (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives; Judgment Day; Judgement Day; Day of Judgment; Day of Judgement; Doomsday; Last Judgment; Last Judgement; Last Day; eschaton; day of reckoning; doomsday; crack of doom
n.
  1. a right guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution and by the due-process clause of the Fifth Amendment
n.
  1. the right to equal protection of the laws
n.
  1. a major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country (especially in the United Kingdom) and formerly possessing distinct political rights; estate; the three estates

face the music

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. accept the unpleasant consequences of one's actions; carry-the can
v.
  1. give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat; drop out; give up; drop by the wayside; throw in; throw in the towel; quit; chuck up the sponge
n.
  1. small white-flowered plant of western Europe to Japan; Maianthemum bifolium
  2. small two-leaved herb of the northern United States and parts of Canada having racemes of small fragrant white flowers; Maianthemum canadense
n.
  1. fenestra leading into the cochlea; fenestra rotunda; fenestra cochleae; round window
n.
  1. fenestra that has the base of the stapes attached to it; fenestra ovalis; fenestra vestibuli; oval window

fibrocystic disease of the breast

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the presence of one or more cysts in a breast; fibrocystic breast disease; cystic breast disease; cystic mastitis

fibrocystic disease of the pancreas

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the most common congenital disease; the child's lungs and intestines and pancreas become clogged with thick mucus; caused by defect in a single gene; no cure is known; cystic fibrosis; CF; pancreatic fibrosis; mucoviscidosis

fill the bill

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. be what is needed or be good enough for what is required; fit the bill

fit the bill

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. be what is needed or be good enough for what is required; fill the bill

flash in the pan

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. someone who enjoys transient success but then fails

fly in the face of

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. go against; fly in the teeth of
n.
  1. an inconvenience that detracts from the usefulness of something

fly in the teeth of

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. go against; fly in the face of

fly off the handle

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. get very angry and fly into a rage; flip one's lid; blow up; throw a fit; hit the roof; hit the ceiling; have kittens; have a fit; combust; blow one's stack; flip one's wig; lose one's temper; blow a fuse; go ballistic

fly the coop

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; scat; run; scarper; turn tail; lam; run away; hightail it; bunk; head for the hills; take to the woods; escape; break away

foam at the mouth

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. be in a state of uncontrolled anger; froth at the mouth

for all the world

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. under any circumstances; for love or money; for anything; for any price

for the asking

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. on the occasion of a request; on request

for the first time

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. the initial time; first

for the moment

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. temporarily; for the time being

for the most part

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. in large part; mainly or chiefly; largely; mostly

for the time being

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. temporarily; for the moment

fraud in the factum

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. fraud that arises from a disparity between the instrument intended to be executed and the instrument actually executed; e.g., leading someone to sign the wrong contract
n.
  1. fraud which intentionally causes a person to execute and instrument or make an agreement or render a judgment; e.g., misleading someone about the true facts
n.
  1. a right guaranteed by the First Amendment to the US Constitution
n.
  1. the right of merchant ships to travel freely in international waters
n.
  1. an adviser to the court on some matter of law who is not a party to the case; usually someone who wants to influence the outcome of a lawsuit involving matters of wide public interest; amicus curiae

from the heart

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. very sincerely

froth at the mouth

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. be in a state of uncontrolled anger; foam at the mouth
n.
  1. a rule that once primary evidence is determined to have been illegally obtained any secondary evidence following from it may also not be used
n.
  1. the time when the Moon is fully illuminated; full moon; full-of-the-moon; full

gall of the earth

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. common perennial herb widely distributed in the southern and eastern United States having drooping clusters of pinkish flowers and thick basal leaves suggesting a lion's foot in shape; sometimes placed in genus Prenanthes; lion's foot; Nabalus serpentarius; Prenanthes serpentaria

get off the ground

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. get started or set in motion, used figuratively; take off

get the best

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome; have the best; overcome

get the better of

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. win a victory over; overcome; defeat

get the goods

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. discover some bad or hidden information about

get the hang

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. be or become completely proficient or skilled in; master

get the jump

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. be there first

get the picture

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. get the meaning of something; grok; comprehend; savvy; dig; grasp; compass; apprehend

gild the lily

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. adorn unnecessarily (something that is already beautiful); paint the lily
  2. make unnecessary additions to what is already complete; paint the lily

give it the deep six

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. toss out; get rid of; deep-six

give the axe

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; displace; fire; give notice; can; dismiss; send away; sack; force out; give the sack; terminate
  2. terminate a relationship abruptly; give the bounce; give the gate

give the bounce

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. terminate a relationship abruptly; give the axe; give the gate

give the eye

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. look at with a critical eye; give the once over

give the gate

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. terminate a relationship abruptly; give the axe; give the bounce

give the glad eye

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. look seductively at someone

give the once over

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. look at with a critical eye; give the eye

give the sack

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; displace; fire; give notice; can; dismiss; give the axe; send away; sack; force out; terminate

give-up the ghost

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; die; decease; perish; go; exit; pass away; expire; pass; kick the bucket; cash in one's chips; buy the farm; conk; drop dead; pop off; choke; croak; snuff it
v.
  1. pretend to do something by acting as if one was really doing it

go to the dogs

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become ruined; go to pot

hair of the dog

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an alcoholic drink supposed to cure a hangover
n.
  1. sclerosis of the arterial walls; arteriosclerosis; arterial sclerosis; induration of the arteries; coronary-artery disease

have a bun in the oven

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. be pregnant with; bear; carry; gestate; expect

have the best

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome; get the best; overcome

head for the hills

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; scat; run; scarper; turn tail; lam; run away; hightail it; bunk; take to the woods; escape; fly the coop; break away

hen of the woods

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. large greyish-brown edible fungus forming a mass of overlapping caps that somewhat resembles a hen at the base of trees; hen-of-the-woods; Polyporus frondosus; Grifola frondosa

hit the books

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. learn by reading books; study

hit the ceiling

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. get very angry and fly into a rage; flip one's lid; blow up; throw a fit; hit the roof; have kittens; have a fit; combust; blow one's stack; fly off the handle; flip one's wig; lose one's temper; blow a fuse; go ballistic

hit the deck

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. fall or drop suddenly, usually to evade some danger; hit the dirt

hit the dirt

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. fall or drop suddenly, usually to evade some danger; hit the deck

hit the hay

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. prepare for sleep; go to bed; turn in; bed; crawl in; kip down; hit the sack; sack out; go to sleep; retire

hit the jackpot

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. succeed by luck; luck out

hit the roof

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. get very angry and fly into a rage; flip one's lid; blow up; throw a fit; hit the ceiling; have kittens; have a fit; combust; blow one's stack; fly off the handle; flip one's wig; lose one's temper; blow a fuse; go ballistic

hit the sack

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. prepare for sleep; go to bed; turn in; bed; crawl in; kip down; hit the hay; sack out; go to sleep; retire

hold the line

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. hold the phone line open; hang on; hold on
  2. hold the line on prices; keep the price of something constant

horse of the wood

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. large black Old World grouse; capercaillie; capercailzie; Tetrao urogallus
adj.
  1. very angry
n.
  1. a common disorder that is usually due to immaturity of the liver; usually subsides spontaneously; neonatal hyperbilirubinemia

icing the puck

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (ice hockey) the act of shooting the puck from within your own defensive area the length of the rink beyond the opponent's goal; icing
adv.
  1. at or in or to the adjacent residence; next door; in the adjacent house
adv.
  1. at or in or to the adjacent residence; next door; in the adjacent apartment

in the air

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. on everybody's mind; in everyone's thoughts
adj.
  1. (used informally) completely unclothed; bare-assed; bare-ass; in the buff; in the raw; raw; peeled; naked as a jaybird; stark naked

in the bargain

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. in addition; over and above what is expected; into the bargain
adv.
  1. before now; in the first place; earlier; to begin with; originally
  2. with reference to the origin or beginning; primitively; originally

in the buff

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. (used informally) completely unclothed; bare-assed; bare-ass; in the altogether; in the raw; raw; peeled; naked as a jaybird; stark naked

in the end

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. after a very lengthy period of time; in the long run
  2. as the end result of a succession or process; ultimately; finally; at last; at long last

in the first place

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. before now; earlier; in the beginning; to begin with; originally
  2. of primary import; primarily

in the flesh

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. an appearance carried out personally in someone else's physical presence; in-person

in the lead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. having the leading position or higher score in a contest; ahead; leading

in the lead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. leading or ahead in a competition; ahead; out front

in the least

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. in the slightest degree or in any respect; at all; the least bit
  2. to any extent at all; even a little

in the long run

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. after a very lengthy period of time; in the end

in the lurch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. in a difficult or vulnerable position

in the main

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. for the most part; chiefly; principally; primarily; mainly
  2. without distinction of one from others; generally; in general

in the meantime

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. during the intervening time; meanwhile; meantime

in the midst

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. the middle or central part or point; midmost

in the nick of time

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. at the last possible moment; just in time

in the public eye

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. of great interest to the public

in the raw

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. (used informally) completely unclothed; bare-assed; bare-ass; in the altogether; in the buff; raw; peeled; naked as a jaybird; stark naked

in the same breath

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. simultaneously

in the south

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. in a southern direction; south; to the south

in the way

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. forming a hindrance, impediment, or obstruction; in someone's way
n.
  1. sclerosis of the arterial walls; arteriosclerosis; arterial sclerosis; hardening of the arteries; coronary-artery disease
adv.
  1. in addition; over and above what is expected; in the bargain

into the wind

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. in the direction opposite to the direction the wind is blowing; upwind; against the wind
n.
  1. yellowish appearance in newborn infants; usually subsides spontaneously; physiological jaundice of the newborn; icterus neonatorum
n.
  1. judgment rendered through analysis and adjudication of the factual issues presented; judgment on the merits

judgement on the pleadings

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a judgment rendered by the court prior to a verdict because no material issue of fact exists and one party or the other is entitled to a judgment as a matter of law; summary judgment; summary judgement; judgment on the pleadings
n.
  1. judgment rendered through analysis and adjudication of the factual issues presented; judgement on the merits

judgment on the pleadings

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a judgment rendered by the court prior to a verdict because no material issue of fact exists and one party or the other is entitled to a judgment as a matter of law; summary judgment; summary judgement; judgement on the pleadings

just the ticket

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the appropriate or desirable thing; ticket
n.
  1. a local magistrate with limited powers
v.
  1. work doggedly or persistently; plug away; peg away; slog; keep one's shoulder to the wheel
v.
  1. work doggedly or persistently; plug away; peg away; slog; keep one's nose to the grindstone

kick in the butt

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. punishment inflicted by kicking the victim in the behind

kick the bucket

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; die; decease; perish; go; exit; pass away; expire; pass; cash in one's chips; buy the farm; conk; give-up the ghost; drop dead; pop off; choke; croak; snuff it
n.
  1. thin deep-water tropical fish 20 to 30 feet long having a red dorsal fin; oarfish; ribbonfish; Regalecus glesne
n.
  1. a knight honored for valor; entitled to display a square banner and to hold higher command; knight banneret; banneret

know the score

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. be well-informed; be with it; be on the ball; know what's going on; know what's what

lady of the house

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a wife who manages a household while her husband earns the family income; housewife; homemaker; woman of the house

lap of the gods

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. beyond human control or responsibility

law of the land

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a phrase used in the Magna Carta to refer to the then established law of the kingdom (as distinct from Roman or civil law); today it refers to fundamental principles of justice commensurate with due process

lay on the line

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. expose to a chance of loss or damage; risk; put on the line

lead by the nose

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end; bamboozle; snow; hoodwink; pull the wool over someone's eyes; play false
n.
  1. the left upper chamber of the heart that receives blood from the pulmonary veins; left atrium; atrium sinistrum

lens of the eye

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. biconvex transparent body situated behind the iris in the eye; its role (along with the cornea) is to focuses light on the retina; lens; crystalline lens

let the cat out of the bag

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. divulge confidential information or secrets; spill the beans; talk; tattle; blab; peach; babble; sing; babble out; blab out
n.
  1. the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; letter; alphabetic character

like the devil

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. with great speed or effort or intensity; like hell; like mad; like crazy; like sin; like thunder

lily of the Incas

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an Andean herb having umbels of showy pinkish-purple lily-like flowers; Peruvian lily; Alstroemeria pelegrina

lily of the Nile

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any of various plants of the genus Agapanthus having umbels of showy blue to purple flowers; agapanthus

lily of the valley

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. low-growing perennial plant having usually two large oblong lanceolate leaves and a raceme of small fragrant nodding bell-shaped flowers followed by scarlet berries; May lily; Convallaria majalis

lobe of the lung

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any of the three lobes of the right lung or the two lobes of the left lung
n.
  1. frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor; diarrhea; diarrhoea; looseness

man in the street

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a hypothetical average man; John Doe; Joe Blow; Joe Bloggs

man of the cloth

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church; clergyman; reverend

man of the world

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a worldly-wise person; sophisticate
n.
  1. the arithmetic mean of the absolute values of deviations from the mean of a distribution; mean deviation

middle of the roader

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a person who takes a position in the political center; centrist; moderate; moderationist
n.
  1. an inaudible music that Pythagoras thought was produced by the celestial
adj.
  1. as naked as at birth; mother-naked; naked as the day you were born; in one's birthday suit; in your birthday suit
adj.
  1. as naked as at birth; mother-naked; naked as the day one was born; in one's birthday suit; in your birthday suit

neck of the woods

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a surrounding or nearby region; vicinity; locality; neighborhood; neighbourhood
n.
  1. the time at which the Moon appears as a narrow waxing crescent; new moon

object of the verb

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the object that receives the direct action of the verb; direct object
n.
  1. a tributary of the coronary sinus; on the posterior wall of the left atrium; vena obliqua atrii sinistri

of the essence

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. of the greatest importance; all-important; all important; crucial; essential
adj.
  1. remote from populous or much-traveled regions; out-of-the-way

off the cuff

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. without preparation

off the hook

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. freed from danger or blame or obligation

off the record

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. not for quotation
n.
  1. whitish hairy plant with featherlike leaves and a few stout stems each bearing an especially handsome solitary large yellow flower head; mountainous regions north central United States; alpine sunflower; Tetraneuris grandiflora; Hymenoxys grandiflora

on the Q.T .

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. in secrecy; not openly; secretly; in secret; on the QT

on the QT

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. in secrecy; not openly; secretly; in secret; on the Q.T.

on the average

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. typically; on average

on the button

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. being precise with regard to a prescribed or specified criterion; on the nose

on the button

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. just as it should be; precisely; exactly; on the nose; on the dot

on the coattails

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. immediately following or undeservedly benefiting from; one one's coattails

on the contrary

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. contrary to expectations; contrarily; to the contrary; contrariwise

on the dot

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. just as it should be; precisely; exactly; on the nose; on the button

on the face of it

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. from appearances alone; -Thomas Hardy; apparently; seemingly; ostensibly

on the fence

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. characterized by indecision; undecided

on the fly

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. on the run or in a hurry

on the go

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. (of a person) very busy and active

on the hook

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. caught in a difficult or dangerous situation

on the job

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. actively engaged in paid work; working

on the loose

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. having escaped, especially from confinement; at large; escaped; loose

on the nose

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. being precise with regard to a prescribed or specified criterion; on the button

on the nose

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. just as it should be; precisely; exactly; on the dot; on the button
adj.
  1. actively attacking

on the one hand

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. from one point of view; on one hand

on the other hand

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. (contrastive) from another point of view; then again; but then

on the qui vive

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. lively attentiveness; alertness; sharp-sightedness

on the road

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. travelling about; on tour

on the side

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. without official authorization; unofficially

on the sly

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. in a furtive manner; furtively

on the spot

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. without delay or immediately
  2. in a difficult situation
  3. at the place in question; there

on the spur of the moment

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. on impulse; without premeditation; suddenly

on the table

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. able to be negotiated or arranged by compromise; negotiable

on the way

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. on a route to some place; en route

on the whole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. with everything considered (and neglecting details); all in all; altogether; tout ensemble

on the wing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. flying through the air; in flight

one of the boys

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a man who has been socially accepted into a group of other men

order of the day

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the order of business for an assembly on a given day

out of the blue

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. not anticipated; - H.W.Glidden; unanticipated; unforeseen; unlooked-for

out of the blue

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. in a way that was not expected; unexpectedly
adj.
  1. totally unlikely; impossible; inconceivable; unimaginable

out of the way

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. extraordinary; unusual
  2. improper; amiss
  3. in a remote location or at a distance from the usual route
  4. murdered
  5. dealt with; disposed of
  6. so as not to obstruct or hinder
n.
  1. a security traded in the over-the-counter market; unlisted security; OTC security
n.
  1. stock that is not listed and traded on an organized exchange; OTC stock; unlisted stock

pain in the ass

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness; annoyance; bother; botheration; pain; infliction; pain in the neck

pain in the neck

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness; annoyance; bother; botheration; pain; infliction; pain in the ass
  2. a bothersome annoying person; pain; nuisance

paint the lily

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. adorn unnecessarily (something that is already beautiful); gild the lily
  2. make unnecessary additions to what is already complete; gild the lily
n.
  1. a party of people taking a role in legal proceedings; party to the transaction
n.
  1. a party of people taking a role in legal proceedings; party to the action

peer of the realm

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a peer who is entitled to sit in the House of Lords
n.
  1. irregular breathing of newborns; periods of rapid breathing followed by apnea; believed to be associated with sudden infant death syndrome

phase of the moon

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a time when the Moon presents a particular recurring appearance
n.
  1. yellowish appearance in newborn infants; usually subsides spontaneously; jaundice of the newborn; icterus neonatorum
v.
  1. be dared to do something and attempt it; take a dare

pit of the stomach

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a slight depression in the midline just below the sternum (where a blow can affect the solar plexus); epigastric fossa
n.
  1. a pleading that alleges facts so separate that it is difficult to determine which facts the person intends to rely on; alternative pleading

point the way

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. indicate the right path or direction
v.
  1. ask (someone) to marry you; propose; declare oneself; offer
n.
  1. arises near the apex of the heart and empties into the coronary sinus; vena posterior ventriculi sinistri

precession of the equinoxes

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a slow westward shift of the equinoxes along the plane of the ecliptic caused by precession of the Earth's axis of rotation
n.
  1. the right to be admitted onto the floor of a legislative assembly while it is in session
v.
  1. use all resources available

pull the leg of

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. tell false information to for fun; kid

pull the plug

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. prevent from happening or continuing
v.
  1. conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end; bamboozle; snow; hoodwink; lead by the nose; play false

put on the line

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. expose to a chance of loss or damage; risk; lay on the line

queen of the May

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the girl chosen queen of a May Day festival; May queen

queen of the night

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. tropical American climbing cactus having triangular branches; often cultivated for its large showy night-blooming flowers followed by yellow red-streaked fruits; Selenicereus grandiflorus

raise the roof

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. get very angry
v.
  1. read what is implied but not expressed on the surface
n.
  1. the relation between selected values of x and observed values of y (from which the most probable value of y can be predicted for any value of x); regression; simple regression; statistical regression
n.
  1. an acute lung disease of the newborn (especially the premature newborn); lungs cannot expand because of a wetting agent is lacking; characterized by rapid shallow breathing and cyanosis and the formation of a glassy hyaline membrane over the alveoli; respiratory distress syndrome; hyaline membrane disease

ride the bench

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. be out of the game; warm the bench
n.
  1. the right upper chamber of the heart that receives blood from the venae cavae and coronary sinus; right atrium; atrium dextrum
n.
  1. the right to try to find happiness

roll in the hay

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. slang for sexual intercourse; fuck; fucking; screw; screwing; ass; nooky; nookie; piece of ass; piece of tail; shag; shtup

roll in the hay

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. have sexual intercourse with; sleep together; love; make out; make love; sleep with; get laid; have sex; know; do it; be intimate; have intercourse; have it away; have it off; screw; fuck; jazz; eff; hump; lie with; bed; have a go at it; bang; get it on; bonk

roof of the mouth

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the upper surface of the mouth that separates the oral and nasal cavities; palate
n.
  1. ligament attached to the uterus on either side in front of and below the opening of the Fallopian tube and passing through the inguinal canal to the labia majora; ligamentum teres uteri

round the bend

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. informal or slang terms for mentally irregular; balmy; barmy; bats; batty; bonkers; buggy; cracked; crackers; daft; dotty; fruity; haywire; kooky; kookie; loco; loony; loopy; nuts; nutty; around the bend; wacky; whacky

round the clock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. without stopping; around the clock; for 24 hours

sacrament of the Eucharist

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine; Holy Eucharist; Eucharist; Holy Sacrament; Liturgy; Eucharistic liturgy; Lord's Supper

see the light

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. change for the better; reform; straighten out
n.
  1. general agreement reached by an assembled group

ship of the line

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a warship intended for combat; man-of-war
v.
  1. talk socially without exchanging too much information; chew the fat; chat; confabulate; confab; chitchat; chit-chat; chatter; chaffer; natter; gossip; jaw; claver; visit

show the door

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. ask to leave

sign of the cross

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a gesture with the right hand moving to form a cross; used by Catholics as a profession of faith

sign of the zodiac

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided; star sign; sign; mansion; house; planetary house
n.
  1. a scandal that is kept secret; skeleton; skeleton in the cupboard
n.
  1. a scandal that is kept secret; skeleton; skeleton in the closet

slip of the tongue

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an accidental and usually trivial mistake in speaking

snake in the grass

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a deceitful or treacherous person; snake

speak of the devil

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. mention someone's name who just then appears

spill the beans

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. divulge confidential information or secrets; let the cat out of the bag; talk; tattle; blab; peach; babble; sing; babble out; blab out

spin the bottle

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a game in which a player spins a bottle and kisses the person that it points to when it stops spinning

spin the plate

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a game in which something round (as a plate) is spun on edge and the name of a player is called; the named player must catch the spinning object before it falls or pay a forfeit; spin the platter
n.
  1. a game in which something round (as a plate) is spun on edge and the name of a player is called; the named player must catch the spinning object before it falls or pay a forfeit; spin the plate

star of the veldt

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any of several South African plants grown for the profusion of usually yellow daisylike flowers and mounds of aromatic foliage; cape marigold; sun marigold

state of the art

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the highest degree of development of an art or technique at a particular time

step to the fore

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make oneself visible; take action; come to the fore; step forward; come forward; step up; come out

survival of the fittest

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment; survival; natural selection; selection
v.
  1. to conceal something in the hopes it won't be discovered by others

take it on the chin

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. undergo failure or defeat

take the Fifth

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. refuse to testify by invoking the Fifth Amendment, which states that nobody may be forced to testify as a witness against himself or herself; take the Fifth Amendment

take the Fifth Amendment

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. refuse to testify by invoking the Fifth Amendment, which states that nobody may be forced to testify as a witness against himself or herself; take the Fifth

take the air

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. take a walk; go for a walk; walk for pleasure; walk

take the bull by the horns

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. face a difficulty and grapple with it without avoiding it

take the cake

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. rank first; used often in a negative context

take the count

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. be counted out; remain down while the referee counts to ten; remain down

take the field

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. go on a campaign; go off to war; campaign
  2. go on the playing field, of a football team

take the floor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. stand up to dance
  2. rise in order to make a speech or motion

take the road

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. give theatrical performances while traveling from town to town

take the stage

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. attract attention onto oneself; take stage

take the stand

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. give testimony in a court of law; testify; attest; bear witness

take the veil

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become a nun
v.
  1. act quickly and decisively; not let slip an opportunity

take to the woods

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; scat; run; scarper; turn tail; lam; run away; hightail it; bunk; head for the hills; escape; fly the coop; break away

talk of the town

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. idle gossip or rumor; talk

the Alps

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a large mountain system in south-central Europe; scenic beauty and winter sports make them a popular tourist attraction; Alps

the City

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the part of London situated within the ancient boundaries; the commercial and financial center of London; City of London
  2. used to allude to the securities industry of Great Britain

the Flood

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (Biblical) the great deluge that is said in the Book of Genesis to have occurred in the time of Noah; it was brought by God upon the earth because of the wickedness of human beings; Noah's flood; Noachian deluge; Noah and the Flood

the Great Calamity

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a famine in Ireland resulting from a potato blight; between 1846 and 1851 a million people starved to death and 1.6 million emigrated (most to America); the Irish Famine; the Great Hunger; the Great Starvation

the Great Compromiser

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. United States politician responsible for the Missouri Compromise between free and slave states (1777-1852); Clay; Henry Clay

the Great Hunger

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a famine in Ireland resulting from a potato blight; between 1846 and 1851 a million people starved to death and 1.6 million emigrated (most to America); the Irish Famine; the Great Starvation; the Great Calamity

the Great Starvation

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a famine in Ireland resulting from a potato blight; between 1846 and 1851 a million people starved to death and 1.6 million emigrated (most to America); the Irish Famine; the Great Hunger; the Great Calamity

the Hill

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a hill in Washington, D.C., where the Capitol Building sits and Congress meets; Capitol Hill

the Indies

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the string of islands between North America and South America; a popular resort area; West Indies

the Irish Famine

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a famine in Ireland resulting from a potato blight; between 1846 and 1851 a million people starved to death and 1.6 million emigrated (most to America); the Great Hunger; the Great Starvation; the Great Calamity

the Nazarene

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29); Jesus; Jesus of Nazareth; Jesus Christ; Christ; Savior; Saviour; Good Shepherd; Redeemer; Deliverer

the Pamirs

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a mountain range in central Asia that is centered in Tajikistan but extends into Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan and Pakistan and western China; Pamir Mountains

the States

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776; United States; United States of America; America; US; U.S.; USA; U.S.A.

the Street

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. used to allude to the securities industry of the United States; Wall Street

the Tempter

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell; Satan; Old Nick; Devil; Lucifer; Beelzebub; Prince of Darkness

the Venerable Bede

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735); Bede; Saint Bede; St. Bede; Baeda; Saint Baeda; St. Baeda; Beda; Saint Beda; St. Beda

the absurd

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless; --Albert Camus; absurd

the boot

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an instrument of torture that is used to heat or crush the foot and leg; boot; iron boot; iron heel

the devil

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. something difficult or awkward to do or deal with
n.
  1. the common people generally; multitude; masses; mass; hoi polloi; people

the halt

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (archaic) lame persons collectively; --Luke 14:21

the hots

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. intense sexual desire

the least bit

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. in the slightest degree or in any respect; at all; in the least

the like

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a similar kind; ,; like; the likes of

the likes of

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a similar kind; ,; like; the like
adv.
  1. with the order reversed; vice versa; contrariwise

the pits

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any place of pain and turmoil; hell; hell on earth; hellhole; snake pit; inferno

the right way

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. in the right manner; properly; decently; decent; in good order; right

the shits

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. obscene terms for diarrhea; the trots

the skinny

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. slang terms for inside information; dope; poop; low-down
n.
  1. a major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country (especially in the United Kingdom) and formerly possessing distinct political rights; estate of the realm; estate

the trots

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. obscene terms for diarrhea; the shits

the true

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. conformity to reality or actuality; truth; verity; trueness

the way of the world

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the manner in which people typically behave or things typically happen; the ways of the world

the ways of the world

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the manner in which people typically behave or things typically happen; the way of the world

the whole way

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. to the goal; all the way
n.
  1. a theater arranged with seats around at least three sides of the stage; arena theater
n.
  1. plays stressing the irrational or illogical aspects of life, usually to show that modern life is pointless

think the world of

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. esteem very highly

throw in the towel

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat; drop out; give up; fall by the wayside; drop by the wayside; throw in; quit; chuck up the sponge

to the contrary

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. contrary to expectations; contrarily; contrariwise; on the contrary

to the full

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. to the greatest degree or extent; completely or entirely; (`full' in this sense is used as a combining form); fully; full
adv.
  1. used to form the superlative; most

to the hilt

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. in full; to the limit

to the letter

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. in every detail; to a T; just right; to perfection

to the limit

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. in full; to the hilt
adv.
  1. used to form the superlative; least

to the south

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. in a southern direction; south; in the south

toe the line

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. do what is expected

top of the inning

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat; top

top of the line

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the best (most expensive) in a given line of merchandise

transurethral resection of the prostate

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. removal of significant amounts of prostate tissue (as in cases of benign prostatic hyperplasia); TURP

tree of the gods

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. deciduous rapidly growing tree of China with foliage like sumac and sweetish fetid flowers; widely planted in United States as a street tree because of its resistance to pollution; tree of heaven; Ailanthus altissima
n.
  1. an action brought to recover damages from a person whose actions have resulted indirectly in injury or loss
v.
  1. move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance; dance; trip the light fantastic toe
v.
  1. move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance; dance; trip the light fantastic
n.
  1. the period from about ten years before to ten years after a new century

turn the tables

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. cause a complete reversal of the circumstances; turn the tide

turn the tide

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. cause a complete reversal of the circumstances; turn the tables

turn up the heat

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. apply great or increased pressure; turn up the pressure
v.
  1. apply great or increased pressure; turn up the heat
adv.
  1. because of prevailing conditions
adj.
  1. somewhat ill or prone to illness; ailing; indisposed; peaked; poorly; sickly; unwell; seedy

up in the air

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. very uncertain
  2. not yet determined

up the stairs

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. on a floor above; upstairs; on a higher floor
n.
  1. the central cavity of the bony labyrinth of the ear
n.
  1. the space between the labia minora containing the orifice of the urethra

warm the bench

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. be out of the game; ride the bench

water on the knee

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. hydrarthrosis affecting the knee
n.
  1. past events to be put aside; bygone
v.
  1. exercise authority or be in charge; call the shots; call the tune
v.
  1. heave up an anchor in preparation for sailing; weigh anchor
adv.
  1. at the appropriate time; in due course; in due season; in good time; in due time
n.
  1. whiskey with ice; whisky on the rocks
n.
  1. whiskey with ice; whiskey on the rocks

wide of the mark

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. not on target; wide
n.
  1. evergreen with rounded leaves and very fragrant creamy-white flowers; widely distributed in northern parts of Old and New Worlds; Pyrola rotundifolia
  2. North American evergreen with small pinkish bell-shaped flowers and oblong leaves used formerly for shinplasters; shinleaf; Pyrola elliptica

woman of the house

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a wife who manages a household while her husband earns the family income; housewife; homemaker; lady of the house
n.
  1. a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money; prostitute; cocotte; whore; harlot; bawd; tart; cyprian; fancy woman; working girl; sporting lady; lady of pleasure
n.
  1. officer in the (ceremonial) bodyguard of the British monarch; yeoman; beefeater
E.g.
  • Elissa later became the first "Big Brother M.V.P."
  • Crowninshield became the first American yachtsman.
  • They became the first popular chain of restaurants.
E.g.
  • The procedural format is popular around the world.
  • The Arab diaspora is established around the world.
  • She performs in musical concerts around the world.
E.g.
  • About 29% of the population were below the poverty line.
  • 11.0% of the residents have an income below the poverty rate.
  • 22.6% percent of the population was living below the poverty line.

until the end

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The family was not reunited until the end of 1948.
  • The school remained open until the end of the year.
  • He served only one year, until the end of his term.
E.g.
  • The Trojans finished the season with a 7–3 record.
  • Rice finished the season 3–9 and 3–5 in CUSA play.
  • He eventually finished the season ranked world no.

during the war

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It was lost during the war and has not been found.
  • Five were retired during the war, leaving only No.
  • Thirty-six million prints were made during the war.
E.g.
  • The pilot was filmed during the first quarter of 2018.
  • It sold more than 52,000 copies during the first week.
  • He visits again during the first half of 2008.
E.g.
  • The station was upgraded during the early 1990s.
  • Clay was also used during the early Parthian period.
  • Sturn came to Windsor, Ontario during the early 1930s.
E.g.
  • becoming the first English man to play in a Scottish FA Cup final.
  • He won, becoming the first president of the Vallikunnom panchayat.
  • degree in 1951, becoming the first female history doctor in Norway.
E.g.
  • Tourism is also important during the summer months.
  • Yellow fever plagued the crew during the summer.
  • They used snow tunnels during the summer months.

gave the film

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • A review from "Pisara" gave the film 3.5 out of 5.
  • Digiguide.TV gave the film three out of five stars.
  • Cinemascore audience polls gave the film a B grade.
E.g.
  • It is set in 1569 during the reign of Elizabeth I.
  • Hetepheres died during the reign of her son Khufu.
  • The craft was improved during the reign of Napoleon I.
E.g.
  • Enrollees had to be between the ages of 17 and 35.
  • Education is compulsory between the ages of 7 and 16.
  • The demographic was between the ages of 18–49.

during the late

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It was filmed and edited during the late 1980s.
  • during the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age.
  • The military junta began to change during the late 1970s.

towards the end

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He signed for Morton towards the end of July 2012.
  • The splits became most evident towards the end.
  • I'm moving towards the end of "Fantastic Four".
E.g.
  • Temperatures do not vary much throughout the year.
  • It presents many public shows throughout the year.
  • Traditional parties take place throughout the year.

tells the story

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The serial tells the story of Taaba’an and Zuhair.
  • Natsume" tells the story in Natsume's point of view.
  • It tells the story of the pianist Leon Fleisher.

off the coast

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The island is located off the coast of Jävrebodarna.
  • The island sits off the coast of Mozambique in Africa.
  • It lives in shallow waters off the coast of New Guinea.
E.g.
  • It was 548,195 copies during the period of 2003-2004.
  • He had this house constructed during the period 1860-62.
  • It was recorded during the period 2011-2012 in DURU studio.
E.g.
  • "Players in grey left the club during the season."
  • Ohio State was outscored 57–42 during the season.
  • He scored a total of 44 points during the season.

won the title

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Ethel won the title in 1906, 1911, 1912, and 1913.
  • Yanmar Diesel won the title for 2 years in a row.
  • Rijo Shukyu-Dan won the title for 2 years in a row.

left the band

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • O'Donovan and Pan both left the band in June 1980.
  • In 1982, David Nelson and Buddy Cage left the band.
  • Gramm left the band in 1990 but returned in 1992.

won the gold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Kari won the gold medal at the 2011 Pacific Games.
  • France won the gold medal in the Beijing Olympics.
  • She won the gold medal in her TRI-1 classification.
E.g.
  • Today there are aikido dojo throughout the world.
  • The company has 270 outlets throughout the world.
  • Varieties of ASL are found throughout the world.

played the role

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In the film, she played the role of Nettie Fowler.
  • In the film Chinmoy Roy played the role of Tenida.
  • He played the role of rescue pilot Col. Madan KC.

among the most

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It was also among the most successful films ever made.
  • It is among the most modern opera houses in the world.
  • Herring are among the most spectacular schooling fish.

among the first

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In 1949, he was among the first Fulbright Fellows.
  • He was among the first to donate mementos to the Hall.
  • MacLaren was among the first captains to study tactics.

won the first

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The sculpture “Dying Pushkin” won the first prize.
  • They won the first match 9–1 against Afghanistan.
  • Lawlor won the first Battle Riot in MLW in 2018.
E.g.
  • At the event, Electric Fields performed the song.
  • Ciara has performed the song on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
  • Mark Bautista and Rachelle Ann Go performed the song.

led the team

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He led the team to the 2006 EuroLeague Final Four.
  • He led the team in touchdown receptions with nine.
  • She also led the team in steals with a total of 24.

left the club

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He left the club at the end of the 2018/19 season.
  • He left the club at the end of the 2011–12 season.
  • He left the club at the end of the 2009–10 season.

during the day

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The Binturong is active during the day and at night.
  • It hides during the day and emerges at night to feed.
  • It generally rests or ruminates during the day.

before the end

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The AAF folded before the end of its first season.
  • Hughes returned to California before the end of 1860.
  • He was released before the end of the contract.
E.g.
  • Ports throughout the country were severely damaged.
  • The other courts are located throughout the country.
  • This pastoral was distributed throughout the country.

took the lead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Perera took the lead, having pitted on lap eleven.
  • With the extra point, Nevada took the lead, 7–6.
  • They never took the lead, and UConn won 63–48.
E.g.
  • Ray played gigs and festivals around the country.
  • Bread products are consumed all around the country.
  • It held a number of hearings around the country.
E.g.
  • Tokyo Imperial University LB won the championship.
  • In 1975 Toluca won the championship one more time.
  • His side won 2-0; City again won the championship.

won the bronze

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • She won the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
  • They won the bronze medal defeating Slovenia 26:31.
  • They won the bronze medal by defeating Germany 4–0.

gave the album

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Robert Christgau gave the album a negative review.
  • CMJ gave the album an extremely positive review."
  • 's UK competitor, Metal Hammer gave the album 8/10.
E.g.
  • Ice fishing is also permitted during the winter months.
  • The park did not sit idle during the winter.
  • The church is currently closed during the winter months.

won the silver

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • They won the silver medal at the 1983 NHK Trophy.
  • She won the silver medal at the 2012 Paralympics.
E.g.
  • The game marked the first bowl game for each school.
  • This marked the first time a live DJ has been heard on HFS2.
  • The game marked the first sellout at Northwestern since 1984.
E.g.
  • Ramdulari went on to win and become the first woman MP of Patna.
  • The junior class will become the first senior class in 2018/2019.
  • the Celts become the first nation to be discernible in the region.

along the way

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • That led to some pleasant discoveries along the way.
  • PA 21 serves Waynesburg and Masontown along the way.
  • They survived on raw vegetables along the way.

along the coast

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Most of the population lives along the coast.
  • Many villages were built near rivers or along the coast.
  • Lug can be dug all the way along the coast to Woodstown.
E.g.
  • The accusation was dropped during the second hearing.
  • Magician Ed Alonzo joined Spears during the second act.
  • It killed 150,000 Americans during the second pandemic.

during the last

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The traffic has decreased during the last twenty years.
  • The local topography was shaped during the last Ice Age.
  • No time code is sent during the last quarter of an hour.
E.g.
  • despite the fact that the club had been relegated.
  • This was despite the fact that Senjuji dominated the region.
  • Homer even makes plans to marry Wally, despite the fact that she has fallen for Steve.

through the use

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Depth can be portrayed through the use of texture.
  • This can be done through the use of adequate glazing.
  • A match penalty is indicated through the use of a red card.

during the time

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The story line begins during the time of British Raj.
  • The navy became significant during the time of the k.u.k.
  • They are preserved as they were during the time of Niyazi.

within the city

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Iwaki-Taira Velodrome is located within the city.
  • It is entirely within the city of Marathon, Florida.

near the end

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • There is a hostage drama near the end of the film.
  • The positions reverse again near the end of the song.
  • He begins at the beginning and ends very near the end.
E.g.
  • The seat was vacated following the death of U.S.
  • The by-election was called following the death of Cllr.

until the early

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The temple remained until the early 4th century.
  • It was used to hold prisoners until the early 1980s.
  • In Lyon, the circles survived until the early 1930s.

near the town

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • There are five major national parks near the town.
  • In 2002 Legoland built a theme park near the town.
  • It is located near the town of Sveti Ivan Zelina.

among the top

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The series was among the top horror shows of 2018.
  • Gustafson was ranked among the top 3 for 1468 days.
  • Alice Walton was also among the top five contributors.

reached the top

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It reached the top five on the "Pepsi Chart Show".
  • The song reached the top of the charts in Israel.
  • The single "Midnight Blue" reached the top five.
E.g.
  • Olin has more than 20,000 alumni across the world.
  • Cosplay is popular at conventions across the world.
  • The accordion is widely spread across the world.

until the late

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Population was minimal until the late 19th century.
  • The site remained in operation until the late 1970s.
  • The Q102 moniker remained until the late 1990s.
E.g.
  • John Henry Wise became the second instructor in 1926.
  • In 2014 Malgorzata E. Cavar became the second moderator.
  • Romer Labs thus became the second division of Erber Group.

around the same

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The pressure bottomed out at around the same time.
  • Leslie Crowther also visited around the same time.
  • ", another track recorded around the same time."
E.g.
  • They buried their dead ancestors near the village.
  • The dam is located near the village of Mmadinare.
  • It is southwest of Oyo, near the village of Ollombo.
E.g.
  • They switched back before the start of the season.
  • Richter retired before the start of the next season.
  • The rider is given a flag before the start of the race.
E.g.
  • Henderson reached the final of the 2007 British Open.
  • He reached the final, winning the silver medal.
  • Chad reached the final after beating hosts Gabon 3-2.

won the award

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In 2006, Nibus 400 won the award “Best of Serbia”.
  • No player has won the award in consecutive years.
  • In the end, Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh won the award.

won the match

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Kubot stormed back and won the match in five sets.
  • Bordeaux won the match 3–0 on a hotly debated try.
  • Guerrero and Tajiri won the match and the titles.
E.g.
  • He held the position until his retirement in 2006.
  • He held the position of chief consulting surgeon.
  • He held the position for ten years and one month.

spent the next

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • She spent the next few seasons focusing on singles.
  • She spent the next year on duty in the Atlantic.
  • She spent the next few years being trained as a spy.

joined the cast

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Sung Dong-il and Lee Il-hwa again joined the cast.
  • In February 2019, Sophia La Porta joined the cast.
  • On February 6, 2015, Aisha Hinds joined the cast.
E.g.
  • After passing through the town, it enters the R.M.
  • The Captain Cook Highway passes through the town.
  • The Ancient Miao River () flows through the town.
E.g.
  • The boys drilled in Wooster Park across the street.
  • Lincoln was taken across the street to Petersen House.
  • The shop was across the street from the bank.

all the other

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • If we did that, we'd get all the other side issues.
  • Almost all the other stretches have been pulled up.
  • It will become all one thing, or all the other."

around the city

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The area around the city is uninhabited and lean.
  • This stone wall around the city was 2.3 km long.
  • It is one of the fastest ways to get around the city.

only the second

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He is only the second Italian to hold the post.
  • He is only the second film director to be so honoured.
  • He was only the second announcer ever hired by the team.

became the new

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The AFDL then became the new national armed forces.
  • Teichrob retired and Carolyn Jones became the new MLA.
  • In 2009, he became the new manager of Camross.
E.g.
  • This highway passes through the city of Tiruppur.
  • The Pan-American Highway passes through the city.
  • Also, the B69 runs through the city of Vechta.

became the most

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It became the most produced airplane in history.
  • He became the most powerful magnate of Transylvania.
  • The Mašíns became the most disputed exceptions.
E.g.
  • Some have died during the course of the series.
  • Transfer activity continued during the course of the season.
  • He died during the course of the trial.
E.g.
  • In 1874, the "Hope" bridge was built across the river.
  • His men swam across the river and destroyed the enemy.
  • The Federals retreated across the river during the night.
E.g.
  • They released the album "Trouble Pilgrim" in 2006.
  • The band released the album's artwork on July 25.
  • She then released the album on December 14, 2013.

along the river

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Flooding along the river has been a major problem.
  • The area along the river was forested at that time.
  • Fishing and camping are popular along the river.
E.g.
  • In 1932, during the night of the Summer Solstice.
  • The wrecked ship surrendered during the night.
  • Most were arrested by security forces during the night.
E.g.
  • Writing and hymns by Powell include the following:
  • These include the following ones: Ngatas, Wangata.
  • Three of their investments include the following:

during the same

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In the UK, it topped Expansys' chart during the same period.
  • The club won Georgian Super Cup during the same year as well.
  • The other early favourite corgi during the same time was Jane.

joined the band

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In July 1994, bassist Garry Lowe joined the band.
  • In 2012, Imelda May bassist Al Gare joined the band.
  • In 2019, Kendal Lantz joined the band on drums.

won the game

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The Blue Bombers won the game by a score of 28–27.
  • The National League won the game by a score of 6–0.
  • The Chiefs won the game with a final score of 37–6.
E.g.
  • Leaver achieved exactly the same stats in 1923–24.
  • The reissue is exactly the same as the original.
  • While closely related, they are not exactly the same.

using the same

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Chimps also fish for ants using the same tactic.
  • He decided to create a pen using the same type of ink.
  • Pistorius has been using the same Össur blades since 2004.

during the year

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The company was reorganised again during the year.
  • There were no criminal prosecutions during the year.
  • The special was aired several times during the year.
E.g.
  • Species within the genus "Imbricariopsis" include:
  • Species within the genus "Bathyxylophila" include:
  • It is monotypic within the genus "Lampronycteris".

off the bench

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • VanVleet contributed 11 points off the bench.
  • He played five games that season, coming off the bench.
  • Keita also played off the bench last season.

when the first

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • 1982 was when the first letterpress covers were made.
  • Sources vary as to when the first oyster bar was created.
  • In 1738 when the first eight students enlisted themselves.

made the first

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He made the first of five tours to Australia in 1952.
  • That was the year that they made the first Chatham Blanket.
  • He was made the first Lari MP with no elections being held.

not the only

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • a. Fructose is not the only sugar found in fruits.
  • Sanatoriums were not the only treatment facilities.
  • Schiemer's martyrdom was not the only in Rattenberg.
E.g.
  • Cortenova borders the following municipalities:
  • Pero borders the following municipalities: Rho, Milan.
  • Mele borders the following municipalities: Genoa, Masone.
E.g.
  • A continuity error occurs during the final scene.
  • She received multiple awards during the final.
  • Kahoko is unable to see Lili during the final selection.

around the time

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • All full moons rise around the time of sunset.
  • The play opens around the time Burke and Wills die in the desert.
  • Bernasconi retired as publisher around the time of the acquisition.

left the group

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Also that year fiddler Colin Grant left the group.
  • Gökhan Mert Koral left the group in early 2003.
  • Rosencrantz left the group at the end of 2016.
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