Attrib. & comb.

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Dictionary of abbreviations. 2012.

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  • hair — n. 1 a any of the fine threadlike strands growing from the skin of mammals, esp. from the human head. b these collectively (his hair is falling out). 2 a an artificially produced hairlike strand, e.g. in a brush. b a mass of such hairs. 3… …   Useful english dictionary

  • high — adj., n., & adv. adj. 1 a of great vertical extent (a high building). b (predic.; often in comb.) of a specified height (one inch high; water was waist high). 2 a far above ground or sea level etc. (a high altitude). b inland, esp. when raised… …   Useful english dictionary

  • last — 1. adj., adv., & n. adj. 1 after all others; coming at or belonging to the end. 2 a most recent; next before a specified time (last Christmas; last week). b preceding; previous in a sequence (got on at the last station). 3 only remaining (the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saint Blaise — Infobox Saint name=Saint Blaise birth date=unknown death date=ca. 316 feast day=February 3 (February 11 in Eastern Church) venerated in=Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church Armenian Apostolic Church Eastern Catholic Churches… …   Wikipedia

  • Stone — n. & v. n. 1 a solid non metallic mineral matter, of which rock is made. b a piece of this, esp. a small piece. 2 Building a = LIMESTONE (Portland stone). b = SANDSTONE (Bath stone). 3 Mineral. = precious stone. 4 a stony meteorite, an aerolite.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Born — adj. 1 existing as a result of birth. 2 a being such or likely to become such by natural ability or quality (a born leader). b (usu. foll. by to + infin.) having a specified destiny or prospect (born lucky; born to be king; born to lead men). 3… …   Useful english dictionary

  • box — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a container, usu. with flat sides and of firm material such as wood or card, esp. for holding solids. 2 a the amount that will fill a box. b Brit. a gift of a kind formerly given to tradesmen etc. at Christmas. 3 a separate… …   Useful english dictionary

  • centre — n. & v. (US center) n. 1 the middle point, esp. of a line, circle, or sphere, equidistant from the ends or from any point on the circumference or surface. 2 a pivot or axis of rotation. 3 a a place or group of buildings forming a central point in …   Useful english dictionary

  • former — 1. attrib.adj. 1 of or occurring in the past or an earlier period (in former times). 2 having been previously (her former husband). 3 (prec. by the; often absol.) the first or first mentioned of two (opp. LATTER). Etymology: ME f. forme first,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ground — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a the surface of the earth, esp. as contrasted with the air around it. b a part of this specified in some way (low ground). 2 the substance of the earth s surface; soil, earth (stony ground; dug deep into the ground). 3 a a… …   Useful english dictionary

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