English dictionary


ad |æd| — a public promotion of some product or service

ad-lib |ˌæd ˈlɪb| — remark made spontaneously without prior preparation

adage |ˈædɪdʒ| — a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people

adagio |əˈdɑːdʒɪəʊ| — (music) a composition played in adagio tempo (slowly and gracefully)

adamant |ˈædəmənt| — very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem

adamantine |ˌædəˈmæntaɪn| — having the hardness of a diamond

adamantly |ˈædəməntlɪ| — inflexibly; unshakably

adapt |əˈdæpt| — make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose

adaptability |əˌdæptəˈbɪlətɪ| — the ability to change (or be changed) to fit changed circumstances

adaptable |əˈdæptəbl| — capable of adapting (of becoming or being made suitable) to a particular situation or use

adaptation |ˌædæpˈteɪʃn| — a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form

adapted |əˈdæptəd| — changed in order to improve or made more fit for a particular purpose

adapter |əˈdaptər| — a musician who adapts a composition for particular voices or instruments or for another style of performance

adapting |əˈdæptɪŋ| — Present participle of adapt.

adaptive |əˈdæptɪv| — having a capacity for adaptation

adaptor |əˈdæptər| — device that enables something to be used in a way different from that for which it was intended or makes different pieces of apparatus compatible

add |æd| — a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders

add up |ˈæd ʌp| — develop into

add-on |ˈadɒn| — a software module that extends or enhances the capabilities of an existing application

added |ˈædəd| — Simple past tense and past participle of add.

addenda |əˈdendə| — plural form of addendum

addendum |əˈdendəm| — textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end

adder |ˈædər| — a person who adds numbers

addict |ˈædɪkt| — someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction

addicted |əˈdɪktɪd| — compulsively or physiologically dependent on something habit-forming

addiction |əˈdɪkʃn| — being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)

addictive |əˈdɪktɪv| — causing or characterized by addiction

addition |əˈdɪʃn| — a component that is added to something to improve it

additional |əˈdɪʃənl| — further or added

additionally |əˈdɪʃənəlɪ| — in addition, by way of addition; furthermore

additive |ˈædətɪv| — something added to enhance food or gasoline or paint or medicine

addle |ˈædl| — mix up or confuse

addle-brained |ˈædl breɪnd| — Muddled in thought or mind; foolish; stupid.

addle-head |ˈædl hed| — a person with confused ideas; incapable of serious thought

addle-pate |ˈædlpeɪt| — 1882, Frank Lee Benedict, Miss Alderly's Law-Suit, published in Peterson's Magazine, volumes 81-82, page 443:

addlebrained  — stupid and confused

addled |ˈædld| — (of eggs) no longer edible

addlepated  — stupid and confused

address |əˈdres| — (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored

addressed |əˈdrest| — (of mail) marked with a destination

addressee |ˌædreˈsiː| — one to whom something is addressed

addresser  — A person who gives an address or speech.

adduce |əˈduːs| — advance evidence for

adducent |əˈduːsənt| — especially of muscles; bringing together or drawing toward the midline of the body or toward an adjacent part

adduction |əˈdʌkʃən| — (physiology) moving of a body part toward the central axis of the body

adductor |əˈdʌktər| — a muscle that draws a body part toward the median line

adenocarcinoma |ˌadɪnəʊˌkɑːsɪˈnəʊmə| — malignant tumor originating in glandular epithelium

adenoids |ˈædənɔɪdz| — plural form of adenoid

adenoma |ˌædɪˈnəʊm| — a benign epithelial tumor of glandular origin

adept |ˈædept| — someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

adeptness |əˈdeptnəs| — skillful performance or ability without difficulty

adequacy |ˈædɪkwəsɪ| — the quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily:

adequate |ˈædɪkwət| — sufficient for the purpose

adequately |ˈædɪkwətlɪ| — in an adequate manner or to an adequate degree

adequation |ˌædɪˈkweɪʃən| — equivalence

adhere |ədˈhɪr| — be compatible or in accordance with

adhered |ædˈhɪrd| — simple past tense and past participle of adhere

adherence |ədˈhɪrəns| — faithful support for a cause or political party or religion

adherent |ədˈhɪrənt| — someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another

adherer |ədˈhɪərə| — An adherent, one who adheres to (practices or follows a belief).

adhesion |ədˈhiːʒn| — abnormal union of bodily tissues; most common in the abdomen

adhesive |ədˈhiːsɪv| — a substance that unites or bonds surfaces together

adhesiveness |ədˈhiːsɪvnəs| — the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition

adhibit |adˈhɪbət| — To allow in; to admit.

adieu |əˈduː| — a farewell remark

adipose |ˈædɪpəʊs| — composed of animal fat

adiposity |ˌædˈʌpɑːsɪtiː| — having the property of containing fat

adit |ˈadət| — a nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine

adjacence  — The state of being adjacent or contiguous; adjacency.

adjacency |əˈdʒeɪsnsɪ| — the attribute of being so near as to be touching

adjacent |əˈdʒeɪsnt| — nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space

adjectival |ˌædʒɪkˈtaɪvəl| — of or relating to or functioning as an adjective

adjective |ˈædʒɪktɪv| — a word that expresses an attribute of something

adjoin |əˈdʒɔɪn| — lie adjacent to another or share a boundary

adjoined |əˈdʒɔɪnd| — simple past tense and past participle of adjoin

adjoining |əˈdʒɔɪnɪŋ| — Being in contact at some point or line; joining to; contiguous; bordering: an adjoining room.

adjoint |ˈajɔɪnt| — (mathematics) used in several situations with a meaning similar to helping

adjourn |əˈdʒɜːrn| — close at the end of a session

adjourned |əˈdʒɜːnd| — simple past tense and past participle of adjourn

adjournment |əˈdʒɜːrnmənt| — the termination of a meeting

adjudge |əˈdʒʌdʒ| — declare to be

adjudgment |əˈdʒʌdʒmənt| — The action of imposing judgment.

adjudicate |əˈdʒuːdɪkeɪt| — put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of

adjudication |əˌdʒuːdɪˈkeɪʃn| — the final judgment in a legal proceeding; the act of pronouncing judgment based on the evidence presented

adjudicator |əˈdʒuːdɪkeɪtər| — a person who studies and settles conflicts and disputes

adjunct |ˈædʒʌŋkt| — something added to another thing but not an essential part of it

adjunction |əˈdʒʌŋkʃ(ə)n| — an act of joining or adjoining things

adjuration |ˌædʒʊəˈreɪʃən| — a solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do something

adjure |əˈdʒʊr| — ask for or request earnestly

adjust |əˈdʒʌst| — alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

adjustable |əˈdʒʌstəbl| — capable of being changed so as to match or fit

adjusted |əˈdʒəstəd| — having achieved a comfortable relation with your environment

adjuster |əˈdʒəstər| — one who investigates insurance claims or claims for damages and recommends an effective settlement

adjusting |əˈdʒəstɪŋ| — Present participle of adjust.

adjustment |əˈdʒʌstmənt| — making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances

adjustor  — one who investigates insurance claims or claims for damages and recommends an effective settlement

adjutancy |ˈædʒʊtənsɪ| — The state or office of being an adjutant, assistant, or helper.

adjutant |ˈædʒʊtənt| — an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer

adjuvant |ˈajəvənt| — an additive that enhances the effectiveness of medical treatment

adman |ˈædmæn| — someone whose business is advertising

admeasure |ædˈmeʒər| — determine the quantity of someone's share

admin |ˈædmɪn| — A person who has specific controls to a forum/website/etc. that allows them to control the forum/website/etc.

administer |ədˈmɪnɪstər| — work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of

administered |ədˈmɪnəstərd| — simple past tense and past participle of administer

administering |ædˈmɪnəstərɪŋ| — Present participle of administer.

administrate |ædˈmɪnəˌstret| — work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of

administration |ədˌmɪnɪˈstreɪʃn| — a method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs)

administrative |ədˈmɪnɪstreɪtɪv| — of or relating to or responsible for administration

administrator |ədˈmɪnɪstreɪtər| — someone who administers a business

administratrices |ədˈmɪnɪstreɪtrɪsiːz| — plural form of administratrix

administratrix |ædˌmɪnɪˈstreɪtrɪks| — A female administrator.

admirable |ˈædmərəbl| — deserving of the highest esteem or admiration

admirably |ˈædmərəblɪ| — in an admirable manner

admiral |ˈædmərəl| — the supreme commander of a fleet; ranks above a vice admiral and below a fleet admiral

admiralty |ˈædmərəltɪ| — the department in charge of the navy (as in Great Britain)

admiration |ˌædməˈreɪʃn| — a feeling of delighted approval and liking

admire |ədˈmaɪər| — feel admiration for

admired |ədˈmaɪərd| — regarded with admiration

admirer |ədˈmaɪərər| — a person who backs a politician or a team etc.

admiring |ædˈmaɪrɪŋ| — Feeling or showing admiration.

admissibility |ədˌmɪsəˈbɪlətɪ| — acceptability by virtue of being admissible

admissible |ədˈmɪsəbl| — deserving to be admitted

admission |ədˈmɪʃn| — the act of admitting someone to enter

admissions |ædˈmɪʃənz| — plural form of admission

admit |ədˈmɪt| — declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of

admittance |ədˈmɪtns| — the right to enter

admitted |ədˈmɪtəd| — simple past tense and past participle of admit

admittedly |ədˈmɪtɪdlɪ| — as acknowledged

admitting |ædˈmɪtɪŋ| — Present participle of admit.

admix |adˈmɪks| — mix or blend

admixture |ədˈmɪkstʃər| — the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something

admonish |ədˈmɑːnɪʃ| — advise or counsel in terms of someone's behavior

admonishment |ædˈmɑːnɪʃment| — a firm rebuke

admonition |ˌædməˈnɪʃn| — cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)

admonitory |ədˈmɑːnɪtrɪ| — serving to warn

ado |əˈduː| — a rapid active commotion

adobe |əˈdəʊbɪ| — the clay from which adobe bricks are made

adolescence |ˌædəˈlesns| — the time period between the beginning of puberty and adulthood

adolescent |ˌædəˈlesnt| — a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity

Adonis |əˈdəʊnɪs| — any handsome young man

adopt |əˈdɑːpt| — choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans

adoptability  — The property of being adoptable.

adopted |əˈdɑːptəd| — acquired as your own by free choice

adoptee |əˌdɑːpˈtiː| — someone (such as a child) who has been adopted

adopter |əˈdɒptər| — a person who adopts a child of other parents as his or her own child

adoption |əˈdɑːpʃn| — the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception

adoptive |əˈdɑːptɪv| — of parents and children; related by adoption

adorable |əˈdɔːrəbl| — lovable especially in a childlike or naive way

adoration |ˌædəˈreɪʃn| — a feeling of profound love and admiration

adore |əˈdɔːr| — love intensely

adored |əˈdɔːrd| — regarded with deep or rapturous love (especially as if for a god)

adorer |əˈdɔːrə| — someone who admires a young woman

adorn |əˈdɔːrn| — make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

adorned |əˈdɔːrnd| — provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction

adornment |əˈdɔːrnmənt| — a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness

adrenal |əˈdriːnəl| — either of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney

adrenalin |əˈdrenələn| — a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action

adrenaline |əˈdrenəlɪn| — a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action

adrift |əˈdrɪft| — floating freely; not anchored

adroit |əˈdrɔɪt| — quick or skillful or adept in action or thought

adroitness |əˈdrɔɪtnəs| — skillful performance or ability without difficulty

adroop  — drooping

adsorb |ədˈsɔːrb| — accumulate (liquids or gases) on the surface

adsorbent |ədˈzɔːrbənt| — a material having capacity or tendency to adsorb another substance

adsorbing |ədˈsɔːrbɪŋ| — Present participle of adsorb.

adsorption |ædˈsɔːrpʃən| — the accumulation of molecules of a gas to form a thin film on the surface of a solid

adulate |ˈædʒəˌlet| — flatter in an obsequious manner

adulation |ˌædʒəˈleɪʃn| — servile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise

adulatory |ˈædʒələtɔːrɪ| — obsequiously complimentary

adult |ˈædʌlt| — a fully developed person from maturity onward

adulterant |əˈdəltərənt| — any substance that lessens the purity or effectiveness of a substance

adulterate |əˈdʌltəreɪt| — corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones

adulterated |əˈdəltəˌretəd| — mixed with impurities

adulteration |əˌdʌltəˈreɪtʃən| — being mixed with extraneous material; the product of adulterating

adulterer |əˈdʌltərər| — someone who commits adultery or fornication

adulteress |əˈdʌltərəs| — a woman adulterer

adultery |əˈdʌltərɪ| — extramarital sex that willfully and maliciously interferes with marriage relations

adulthood |ˈædʌlthʊd| — the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed

adumbrate |ˈædəmbreɪt| — describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of

adumbration  — the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand

adust |əˈdʌst| — dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight

advance |ədˈvæns| — a movement forward

advance-guard |ədˈvɑːnsɡɑːd| — a unit or units leading the way of advancing or marching troops, guarding them from ambushes, reconnoitering and pursuing the enemy, etc.

advanced |ədˈvænst| — farther along in physical or mental development

advancement |ədˈvænsmənt| — encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something

advancing |ədˈvænsɪŋ| — moving forward

advantage |ədˈvæntɪdʒ| — the quality of having a superior or more favorable position

advantageous |ˌædvənˈteɪdʒəs| — appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairness

advent |ˈædvent| — arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)

Adventist |ˈadˌven(t)əst| — a member of Christian denomination that expects the imminent advent of Christ

adventitious |ˌædvenˈtɪʃəs| — associated by chance and not an integral part

adventure |ədˈventʃər| — a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)

adventurer |ədˈventʃərər| — a person who enjoys taking risks

adventuress |ədˈventʃəres| — a woman adventurer

adventurous |ədˈventʃərəs| — willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises

adverb |ˈædvɜːrb| — the word class that qualifies verbs or clauses

adverbial |ædˈvɜːrbɪəl| — a word or group of words function as an adverb

adversarial |ˌædvərˈserɪəl| — Characteristic of, or in the manner of, an adversary; combative, hostile, opposed

adversary |ˈædvərserɪ| — someone who offers opposition

adversative |ədˈvɜːrsətɪv| — expressing antithesis or opposition

adverse |ˈædvɜːrs| — contrary to your interests or welfare

adversely |ˈædvɜːrslɪ| — in an adverse manner

adversity |ədˈvɜːrsətɪ| — a state of misfortune or affliction

advert |ˈædvɜːrt| — a public promotion of some product or service

adverted |ədˈvɜːtɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of advert

advertence |ədˈvɜːtəns| — the process of being heedful

advertency |ədˈvɜːtənsɪ| — the process of being heedful

advertise |ˈædvərtaɪz| — call attention to

advertisement |ˌædvərˈtaɪzmənt| — a public promotion of some product or service

advertiser |ˈædvərtaɪzər| — someone whose business is advertising

advertising |ˈædvərtaɪzɪŋ| — a public promotion of some product or service

advertize |ˈædvərtaɪz| — make publicity for; try to sell (a product)

advice |ədˈvaɪs| — a proposal for an appropriate course of action

advice-boat  — A swift boat used to carry messages; a dispatch boat.

advisability |ədˌvaɪzəˈbɪlətɪ| — the quality of being advisable

advisable |ədˈvaɪzəbl| — worthy of being recommended or suggested; prudent or wise

advise |ədˈvaɪz| — give advice to

advised |ædˈvaɪzd| — having received information

advisedly |ədˈvaɪzədlɪ| — with intention; in an intentional manner

adviser |ədˈvaɪzər| — an expert who gives advice

advisor |ædˈvaɪzər| — an expert who gives advice

advisory |ədˈvaɪzərɪ| — an announcement that usually advises or warns the public of some threat

advocacy |ˈædvəkəsɪ| — active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something

advocate |ˈædvəkeɪt| — a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

advt  — Abbreviation of advertisement.

adynamia |ˌædˈneɪmiːə| — lack of strength or vigor (especially from illness)

adz |ˈædz| — an edge tool used to cut and shape wood

adze |ædz| — an edge tool used to cut and shape wood

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