cling

31 12 2015

Nouns
1. (n.) cling, clingstone;
  – fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit;

Verbs
1. (verb) adhere, cleave, cling, cohere, stick;
  – come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation;
  – “The dress clings to her body”; “The label stuck to the box”; “The sushi rice grains cohere”;

2. (verb) cling;
  – to remain emotionally or intellectually attached;
  – “He clings to the idea that she might still love him.”;

3. (verb) cling, hang;
  – hold on tightly or tenaciously;
  – “hang on to your father’s hands”; “The child clung to his mother’s apron”;


   


ignoble

30 12 2015

Adjectives
1. (adj.) ignoble;
  – completely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose;
  – “something cowardly and ignoble in his attitude”; “I think it a less evil that some criminals should escape than that the government should play an ignoble part”;

2. (adj.) ignoble, ungentle, untitled;
  – not of the nobility;
  – “of ignoble (or ungentle) birth”; “untitled civilians”;


   


flax

29 12 2015

Nouns
1. (n.) flax;
  – fiber of the flax plant that is made into thread and woven into linen fabric;

2. (n.) flax;
  – plant of the genus Linum that is cultivated for its seeds and for the fibers of its stem;


   


alloy

28 12 2015

Nouns
1. (n.) alloy, metal;
  – a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten;
  – “brass is an alloy of zinc and copper”;

2. (n.) admixture, alloy;
  – the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something;

Verbs
1. (verb) alloy, debase;
  – lower in value by increasing the base-metal content;

2. (verb) alloy;
  – make an alloy of;


   


nostrum

27 12 2015

Nouns
1. (n.) catholicon, cure-all, nostrum, panacea;
  – hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists;

2. (n.) nostrum;
  – patent medicine whose efficacy is questionable;