English dictionary


aubergine |ˈəʊbərʒiːn| — 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|ˈɔːkʃn| — a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge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 |ɔːˈdæsətɪ| — fearless daring

audibility |ˌɔːdəˈbɪlətɪ| — 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 |ˈɔːdəblɪ| — in an audible manner

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

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

audio-visual |ˌɔːdɪəʊˈvɪʒʊəl| — Alternative form of audiovisual.

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 |ˌɔːdɪˈɑːmətrɪ| — the measurement of hearing

audiotape |ˈɔːdɪəʊˌteɪp| — a tape recording of sound

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

auditing |ˈɑːdətɪŋ| — Present participle of audit.

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

auditor |ˈɔːdɪtər| — someone who listens attentively

auditorial |ˌɔːdɪˈtɔːrɪəl| — auditory

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

auditory |ˈɔːdətɔːrɪ| — 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

augmenting |ˈɒɡˌmentɪŋ| — Present participle of augment.

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

augural |ˈɔːɡjʊrəl| — prophetic

augury |ˈɔːɡjʊrɪ| — 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 |ˌɑːɡəˈstɪnɪən| — 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 |ˈæntɪ| — 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 |ˈɔːrəlɪ| — with regard to sound or the ear

aureate |ˈɔːrɪət| — elaborately or excessively ornamented

aureola |ɔːˈriːələ| — Radiance of luminous cloud that surrounds the figure in a painting of a sacred personage.

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

aureus |ˈɔːrɪəs| — A gold coin, minted in the Roman Empire from approximately 100 BCE to 309 CE, equal to 25 denarii.

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

aurist  — One skilled in treating and curing disorders of the ear.

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 |ˈɔːspəsəz| — kindly endorsement and guidance

auspicious |ɔːˈspɪʃəs| — auguring favorable circumstances and good luck

auspiciously |ɔːˈspɪʃəslɪ| — in an auspicious manner

Aussie |ˈɔːzɪ| — a native or inhabitant of Australia

auster |ˈɒstər| — The south wind.

austere |ɔːˈstɪr| — severely simple

austerity |ɔːˈsterətɪ| — 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 |ɔːˈstreɪlɪən| — a native or inhabitant of Australia

Austrian |ˈɔːstrɪən| — a native or inhabitant of Austria

autarchy |ˈɔːtɑːrkɪ| — economic independence as a national policy

autarky |ˈɔːrtɑːrkɪ| — economic independence as a national policy

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

authentically |ɔːˈθentɪklɪ| — 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 |ˌɔːθenˈtɪsətɪ| — undisputed credibility

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

authoress |ˈɔːθəres| — a woman author

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

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

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

authoritarianism |əˌθɔːrəˈterɪənɪzm| — 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 |əˈθɔːrəteɪtɪvlɪ| — in an authoritative and magisterial manner

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

authority |əˈθɔːrətɪ| — 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

authorless  — Without an author.

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

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

auto-de-fe  — Alternative form of auto da fe.

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

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

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

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

autocracy |ɔːˈtɑːkrəsɪ| — 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

autocratical |ˌɔːrtəˈkrætɪkəl| — autocratic

autogamous |ɔːˈtɒɡəməs| — characterized by or fit for autogamy

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

autogenous |ɔːˈtɑːdʒənəs| — originating within the body

autogiro |ˌɔːrtəʊˈdʒaɪərəʊ| — 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

autographical  — Relating to an autograph, or one's own handwriting.

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

autohypnosis |ˌɔːtəʊhɪpˈnəʊsɪs| — Hypnosis of oneself.

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

autoinfection  — The infection of a primary host with a parasite, particularly a helminth, in such a way that the complete life cycle of the parasite happens in a single organism, without the involvement of another host.

autointoxication |ɔːtəʊɪnˌˌtɑːksəˈkeɪʃən| — (medicine) Poisoning due to the faulty absorption of the waste products of metabolism or of the products of decomposition within the intestines.

autoloader  — a firearm that reloads itself

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

automaniac  — An enthusiast of automania

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

automata |ɒˈtɑːmətə| — plural form of automaton

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

automated |ˈɒtəˌmetəd| — operated by automation

automatic |ˌɔːtəˈmætɪk| — light machine gun

automatical |ˌɔːtəˈmætɪkəl| — Archaic form of automatic.

automatically |ˌɔːtəˈmætɪklɪ| — in a reflex manner

automaticity  — The ability to do things without occupying the mind with the low level details required.

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 |ˌɔːtəˈməʊtɪv| — containing within itself the means of propulsion or movement

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

autonomist |ɔːˈtɒnəmɪst| — An advocate of autonomy or autonomism

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

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

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

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

autos-da-fe |ˈɔːtəʊzdɑːˈfeɪ| — plural form of auto-da-fe

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

autosuggestion |ˌɔːtəʊsəˈdʒestʃən| — 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 |ɔːɡˈzɪlɪərɪ| — someone who acts as assistant

auxins |ˈɔːksɪnz| — plural form of auxin

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