English dictionary


aubergine |ˈoʊbərʒiːn| — hairy upright herb native to southeastern Asia but widely cultivated for its large glossy edible fruit commonly used as a vegetable

auburn |ˈɔːbərn| — (of hair) colored a moderate reddish-brown

auction |ˈɔːkʃn| — a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge

auctioneer |ˌɔːkʃəˈnɪr| — an agent who conducts an auction

audacious |ɔːˈdeɪʃəs| — invulnerable to fear or intimidation

audaciousness |ɔːˈdeɪʃəsnəs| — fearless daring

audacity |ɔːˈdæsəti| — fearless daring

audibility |ˌɔːdəˈbɪləti| — quality or fact or degree of being audible or perceptible by the ear

audible |ˈɔːdəbl| — a football play is changed orally after both teams have assumed their positions at the line of scrimmage

audibly |ˈɔːdəbli| — in an audible manner

audience |ˈɔːdiəns| — a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance

audio |ˈɔːdioʊ| — the audible part of a transmitted signal

audiogram  — a graphical representation of a person's auditory sensitivity to sound

audiometer |ˌɔːdiːˈɑːmɪtər| — an instrument used to measure the sensitivity of hearing

audiometric  — of or relating to audiometry

audiometry |ˌɔːdiˈɑːmətri| — the measurement of hearing

audiotape |ˈɔdioʊˌteɪp| — a tape recording of sound

audit |ˈɔːdɪt| — an inspection of the accounting procedures and records by a trained accountant or CPA

audition |ɔːˈdɪʃn| — the ability to hear; the auditory faculty

auditor |ˈɔːdɪtər| — someone who listens attentively

auditorium |ˌɔːdɪˈtɔːriəm| — the area of a theater or concert hall where the audience sits

auditory |ˈɔːdətɔːri| — of or relating to the process of hearing

Augean |ɔːˈdʒiːən| — extremely filthy from long neglect

auger |ˈɔːɡər| — a long flexible steel coil for dislodging stoppages in curved pipes

aught |ɔːt| — a quantity of no importance

augment |ɔːɡˈment| — enlarge or increase

augmentation |ˌɔːɡmenˈteɪʃn| — the amount by which something increases

augmentative |ˌɔːɡˈmentətɪv| — increasing or having the power to increase especially in size or amount or degree

augur |ˈɔːɡər| — (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy

augury |ˈɔːɡjʊri| — an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come

august |ˈɔːɡəst| — the month following July and preceding September

Augustan |ɔːˈɡʌstən| — relating to or characteristic of the times of the Roman Emperor Augustus

Augustinian |ˌɑːɡəˈstɪniən| — a Roman Catholic friar or monk belonging to one of the Augustinian monastic orders

auk |ɔːk| — black-and-white short-necked web-footed diving bird of northern seas

aunt |ænt| — the sister of your father or mother; the wife of your uncle

auntie |ˈænti| — the sister of your father or mother; the wife of your uncle

aura |ˈɔːrə| — a sensation (as of a cold breeze or bright light) that precedes the onset of certain disorders such as a migraine attack or epileptic seizure

aural |ˈɔːrəl| — of or pertaining to hearing or the ear

aurally |ˈɔːrəli| — with regard to sound or the ear

aureate |ˈɔːriət| — elaborately or excessively ornamented

aureole |ˈɔːrioʊl| — the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse

auric |ˈɔːrɪk| — of or relating to or containing or derived from gold

auricle |ˈɔːrɪkl| — a small conical pouch projecting from the upper anterior part of each atrium of the heart

auricula |ɔːrˈrɪkjʊlə| — yellow-flowered primrose native to Alps; commonly cultivated

auricular |ɔːrˈrɪkjʊlər| — of or relating to near the ear

auriferous |ɔːrˈrɪfərəs| — containing gold

auriform |ˈɔːrəˌfɔːrm| — having a shape resembling an ear

Auriga |ɔːˈraɪɡə| — a conspicuous constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Great Bear and Orion at edge of Milky Way

aurochs |ˈɔːrɑːks| — European bison having a smaller and higher head than the North American bison

Aurora |əˈrɔːrə| — the first light of day

auroral |əˈrɔːrəl| — of or relating to the atmospheric phenomenon auroras

aurous  — of or relating to or containing or derived from gold

auscultate |ˈɔːskəlˌteɪt| — examine by auscultation

auscultation |ˌɔːskəlˈteɪʃn| — listening to sounds within the body (usually with a stethoscope)

auspice |ˈɒˌspɪs| — a favorable omen

auspices |ˈɔspəsəz, -ˌsiz| — kindly endorsement and guidance

auspicious |ɔːˈspɪʃəs| — auguring favorable circumstances and good luck

auspiciously |ɔːˈspɪʃəsli| — in an auspicious manner

Aussie |ˈɔːzi| — a native or inhabitant of Australia

austere |ɔːˈstɪr| — severely simple

austerity |ɔːˈsterəti| — the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)

austral |ˈɔːstrəl| — the basic unit of money in Argentina; equal to 100 centavos

Australian |ɔːˈstreɪliən| — a native or inhabitant of Australia

Austrian |ˈɔːstriən| — a native or inhabitant of Austria

autarchy |ˈɔːtɑːrki| — economic independence as a national policy

autarky |ˈɔːrtɑːrki| — economic independence as a national policy

authentic |ɔːˈθentɪk| — conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief

authentically |ɔːˈθentɪkli| — genuinely; with authority

authenticate |ɔːˈθentɪkeɪt| — establish the authenticity of something

authentication |ɔːˌθentɪˈkeɪʃn| — a mark on an article of trade to indicate its origin and authenticity

authenticity |ˌɔːθenˈtɪsəti| — undisputed credibility

author |ˈɔːθər| — writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)

authoress |ˈɔːθəres| — a woman author

authorial |ɔːˈθɔːriəl| — of or by or typical of an author

authorise |ˈɔːrθəraɪz| — give or delegate power or authority to

authoritarian |əˌθɔːrəˈteriən| — a person who behaves in a tyrannical manner

authoritarianism |əˌθɔːrəˈteriənɪzm| — a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)

authoritative |əˈθɔːrəteɪtɪv| — having authority or ascendancy or influence

authoritatively |əˈθɔːrəteɪtɪvli| — in an authoritative and magisterial manner

authorities |əˈθɔːrətiz| — the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit

authority |əˈθɔːrəti| — the power or right to give orders or make decisions

authorization |ˌɔːθərəˈzeɪʃn| — a document giving an official instruction or command

authorize |ˈɔːθəraɪz| — grant authorization or clearance for

authorized |ˈɒθəˌraɪzd| — sanctioned by established authority

authorship |ˈɔːθərʃɪp| — the act of creating written works

autism |ˈɔːtɪzəm| — (psychiatry) an abnormal absorption with the self; marked by communication disorders and short attention span and inability to treat others as people

autistic |ɔːˈtɪstɪk| — characteristic of or affected with autism

auto |ˈɔːtoʊ| — a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine

auto-da-fe |ˌɔːtoʊdəˈfeɪ| — the burning to death of heretics (as during the Spanish Inquisition)

autobahn |ˈɔːtoʊbɑːn| — an expressway in a German-speaking country

autobiographic |ˌɔːtoʊˌbaɪəˈɡræfɪk| — of or relating to or characteristic of an autobiographer

autobiographical |ˌɔːtəˌbaɪəˈɡræfɪkl| — of or relating to or characteristic of an autobiographer

autobiography |ˌɔːtəbaɪˈɑːɡrəfi| — a biography of yourself

autobus |ˈɔːtəbʌs| — a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport

autochthon |ɔːˈtɑːkθən| — the earliest known inhabitants of a region

autochthonal |ɔːˈtɒkθənəl| — originating where it is found

autoclave |ˈɔːtoʊkleɪv| — a device for heating substances above their boiling point; used to manufacture chemicals or to sterilize surgical instruments

autocracy |ɔːˈtɑːkrəsi| — a political system governed by a single individual

autocrat |ˈɔːtəkræt| — a cruel and oppressive dictator

autocratic |ˌɔːtəˈkrætɪk| — offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power

autogamous |ɔːˈtɒɡəməs| — characterized by or fit for autogamy

autogenesis |ɔːtoʊˈdʒenɪsɪs| — a hypothetical organic phenomenon by which living organisms are created from nonliving matter

autogenous |ɔːˈtɑːdʒənəs| — originating within the body

autogiro |ˌɔːrtoʊˈdʒaɪəroʊ| — an aircraft that is supported in flight by unpowered rotating horizontal wings (or blades); forward propulsion is provided by a conventional propeller

autograph |ˈɔːtəɡræf| — something written by one's own hand

autographic |ˌɔːtəˈɡræfɪk| — written in the author's own handwriting

autogyro |ˌɔːrtoʊˈdʒaɪəroʊ| — an aircraft that is supported in flight by unpowered rotating horizontal wings (or blades); forward propulsion is provided by a conventional propeller

autoimmune |ˌɔːtoʊɪˈmjuːn| — of or relating to the immune response of the body against substance normally present in the body

autoloader  — a firearm that reloads itself

automaker |ˈɔːtoʊmeɪkər| — a business engaged in the manufacture of automobiles

automat |ˈɔːtəmæt| — a vending machine from which you can get food

automate |ˈɔːtəmeɪt| — make automatic or control or operate automatically

automated |ˈɒtəˌmetəd| — operated by automation

automatic |ˌɔːtəˈmætɪk| — light machine gun

automatically |ˌɔːtəˈmætɪkli| — in a reflex manner

automation |ˌɔːtəˈmeɪʃn| — the act of implementing the control of equipment with advanced technology; usually involving electronic hardware

automatism |ɔːˈtɑːmətɪzəm| — any reaction that occurs automatically without conscious thought or reflection (especially the undirected behavior seen in psychomotor epilepsy)

automaton |ɔːˈtɑːmətən| — someone who acts or responds in a mechanical or apathetic way

automobile |ˈɔːtəməbiːl| — a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine

automotive |ˌɔːtəˈmoʊtɪv| — containing within itself the means of propulsion or movement

autonomic |ˌɒtəˈnɑːmɪk| — relating to or controlled by the autonomic nervous system

autonomous |ɔːˈtɑːnəməs| — (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces

autonomy |ɔːˈtɑːnəmi| — immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence

autopilot |ˈɔːtoʊpaɪlət| — a cognitive state in which you act without self-awareness

autopsy |ˈɔːtɑːpsi| — an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease

autostrada |ˌɔːrtoʊˈstrɑːdə| — an expressway in an Italian-speaking country

autosuggestion |ˌɔːtoʊsəˈdʒestʃən| — a system for self-improvement developed by Emile Coue which was popular in the 1920s and 1930s

autotype |ˈɔːtəˌtaɪp| — process for producing permanent prints in a carbon pigment

autumn |ˈɔːtəm| — the season when the leaves fall from the trees

autumnal |ɔːˈtʌmnəl| — characteristic of late maturity verging on decline

auxiliary |ɔːɡˈzɪliəri| — someone who acts as assistant