n. a group of steamships under the same ownership; a group of vessels or vehicles
E.g. The general ordered the fleet to remain where they were and wait for the further instructions.
n. soft tissue of body, mainly muscle and fat; substance; reality; surface or skin of human body; meat of animals
E.g. I always believe that killing innocent animals and consuming their flesh is amoral.
v. throw with force or recklessness; throw or cast away; move in an abrupt
E.g. This news made him angry and fling his dish against the wall.
v. go mad, go crazy; turn upside down, or throw so as to reverse; toss with a sharp movement
E.g. He will flip if he hear that he is laid off.
v. drift along; make the surface of level or smooth; move lightly
E.g. I formed an idea of my own: shadowy, like all the half-comprehended notions that float dim through children's brains, but strangely impressive.
v. turn red, as from fever, embarrassment, or strong emotion; glow, especially with a reddish color; flow suddenly
E.g. We saw the sky flush pink at dawn.
v. flow and spread suddenly; flood
E.g. Interestingly enough, the plunging caused the toilet to again flush, which is something I've never witnessed.
n. most important thing; a fixed reference point; center of interest or activity
E.g. Who is responsible and who coordinates the attack is now the focus of discussion.
v. give wholly; cease to feel resentment against; excuse for a fault or an offense; give up; resign
E.g. To forgive is the ultimate grace and is in the best tradition of Jesus who taught to turn the other cheek.
n. plan; directions for making something; a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement
E.g. He gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials.
n. a fortified defensive structure; permanent army post
E.g. Suddenly something flashed from the ramparts, a swirl of smoke jetted from the fort, a hellish explosion rocked the battlements.
ad. at or to or toward the front; toward the future
E.g. They went slowly forward in the mud and trusted they would get there in time.
v. rear; promote the growth of; help develop
E.g. Don't forget to foster our children's well-being and education.
n. act that violates of the rules of a sport
E.g. But the deal involves a fifteen billion euro cash injection, and may yet fall foul of regulators in Brussels.
v. establish or set up, especially with provision for continuing existence; melt metal and pour into a mold
E.g. This professor is trying to found a new theory on firm evidence.
n. basis on which something is grounded
E.g. There is little foundation for his objections, nobody follow him.
a. easy to destroy, delicate, not strong
E.g. Archaeologists are amazed that such a fragile ancient document could have survived for so long.
n. getting money by lying or cheating; something intended to deceive
E.g. Supporters waited outside Meshchansky Courthouse in Moscow, where Russia's richest man has been accused of fraud, embezzlement and tax evasion.
n. rare and unpredictable event; person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed
E.g. We talked to a spokesman for the balloon company, expressed his regrets of course, and says they're trying to determine what caused the freak fire.
n. container in which the coolant is pumped around by an electric motor
E.g. Commercial fridge and freezer units, which go by many other names, were in use for almost 40 years prior to the common home models.
n. substance that can be consumed to produce energy
E.g. The newspaper article provided him with fuel for his speech.
a. filled to satisfaction with food or drink; containing as much or as many as is possible or normal
E.g. Luckily for Alice, the little magic bottle now had its full effect, and she grew no larger.
n. act of executing or performing any duty; assigned duty or activity
E.g. The function of an adjective is to describe or add to the meaning of a noun.
n. money; capital; a reserve of money set aside for some purpose; finance; subsidize
E.g. An activist from Burundi lambasted the world's richer nations for not putting money into the global fund to fight AIDS.
n. ceremony held in connection with burial; burial procession accompanying body to grave; end of existence
E.g. For most people, attending a funeral is a time to pay respects and lend support.
a. extreme anger; raging; full of activity; energetic or rapid
E.g. In a very short time the Queen was in a furious passion, and shouting 'Off with his head!' or 'Off with her head!' about once in a minute.
n. union; act of melting together by heat
E.g. True, the energy released in fusion is less than using He-3, but is magnitude cheaper and faster.
n. angry disturbance; excited state of agitation; needlessly nervous or useless activity; protest; quarrel
E.g. It also made me want to read a Jane Austen novel just to see what the fuss is all about.
n. very strong wind; gust of wind; emotional outburst as laughter or tears
E.g. The Weather Channel warned viewers about a rising gale, with winds of up to sixty miles per hour.
n. long usually narrow room ; covered corridor
E.g. The museum's main gallery is reserved for the sculptures.
v. play or game for money or other stake; lose or squander by gaming
E.g. He used to gamble all his cash on pay day.
n. group of criminals who band together for mutual protection and profit; herd of buffalo or elk
E.g. When police investigate a gang rape, the girl's parents have released a message.
n. trash; worthless or nonsensical matter; food wastes
E.g. So many better candidates and this garbage is what you picked?
n. toothed machine part, such as a wheel or cylinder, to transmit motion or to change speed or direction
E.g. We are getting word that the nose gear has been lowered, but the main one is not down.
n. all offspring at same stage from common ancestor; interval of time between the birth of parents and their offspring
E.g. They lived a long time, their generation is 100 years to us.
n. act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production; production of heat or electricity
E.g. Dams were built for the generation of electricity.
a. more than adequate; willing to give and share unstintingly
E.g. David Gilmour, the guitarist of Pink Floyd is known as a generous donor.
a. of or relating to the science of gene; relating to, or influenced by origin of something
E.g. This increases the vulnerability of crops to a major outbreak of pests or diseases; so the old breeds are needed for their valuable genetic material.
n. exceptional creative ability; unusual mental ability; someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
E.g. They chattered all the time about Tom's plan and admired the genius of it.
a. well-born; of a good family or respectable birth; mild; meek; bland; amiable; tender
E.g. His aunt Polly stood surprised a moment, and then broke into a gentle laugh.