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Caaba |ˈkɑːbə| — (Islam) a black stone building in Mecca that is shaped like a cube and that is the most sacred Muslim pilgrim shrine; believed to have been given by Gabriel to Abraham; Muslims turn in its direction when praying
cab |kæb| — a compartment at the front of a motor vehicle or locomotive where driver sits
cabal |kəˈbæl| — a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
cabala |ˈkæbʌlə| — an esoteric or occult matter resembling the Kabbalah that is traditionally secret
cabalistic |ˌkæbʌˈlɪstɪk| — having a secret or hidden meaning
cabana |kəˈbɑːnə| — a small tent used as a dressing room beside the sea or a swimming pool
cabaret |ˌkæbəˈreɪ| — a spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink
cabas |ˈkæbɑː| — A flat basket or frail for figs, etc.
cabbage |ˈkæbɪdʒ| — any of various types of cabbage
cabbala |kəˈbaːlə| — an esoteric or occult matter resembling the Kabbalah that is traditionally secret
cabbalistic |ˌkæbəˈlɪstɪk| — Alternative spelling of cabalistic.
cabbie |ˈkæbɪ| — A cabdriver, someone who drives a taxi.
cabby |ˈkæbɪ| — someone who drives a taxi for a living
cabdriver |ˈkæbˌdrɑɪvər| — someone who drives a taxi for a living
cabin |ˈkæbɪn| — small room on a ship or boat where people sleep
cabin-boy |ˈkabən ˈˌbɔɪ| — (dated) A boy or young man who is employed to serve as an attendant for passengers or crew members on a ship.
cabined |ˈkæbɪnd| — Confined at close quarters
cabinet |ˈkæbɪnət| — a piece of furniture resembling a cupboard with doors and shelves and drawers; for storage or display
cabinet-maker |ˈkæbɪnət ˌmeɪkər| — Alternative form of cabinetmaker.
cabinetmaker |ˈkæbɪnətmeɪkər| — a woodworker who specializes in making furniture
cabinetwork |ˈkæbʌnɪtˌwɜːrk| — woodwork finished by hand by a cabinetmaker
cable |ˈkeɪbl| — a telegram sent abroad
cablegram |ˈkeɪbəlˌɡræm| — a telegram sent abroad
cablet |ˈkeɪblɪt| — A slender cable.
cableway |ˈkeɪb(ə)lweɪ| — A system of suspended cables from which cable cars are hung
cabling |ˈkeɪbəlɪŋ| — A collection of cables.
cabman |ˈkabman| — someone who drives a taxi for a living
caboodle |kəˈbuːdl| — any collection in its entirety
caboose |kəˈbuːs| — the area for food preparation on a ship
cabotage |ˈkæbətɪdʒ| — the exclusive right of a country to control the air traffic within its borders
cabriole |ˈkæbriːəʊl| — A type of furniture leg used in certain ornate styles of furniture such as Queen Anne, having a double curve resembling the leg of an animal
cabriolet |ˈkæbrɪəʊleɪ| — small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and a folding hood
cabstand |ˈkabstand| — a place where taxis park while awaiting customers
cacao |kəˈkaʊ| — tropical American tree producing cacao beans
cachalot |ˈkæʃʌˌlɑːt| — large whale with a large cavity in the head containing spermaceti and oil; also a source of ambergris
cache |kæʃ| — a hidden storage space (for money or provisions or weapons)
cachectic |kəˈkektɪk| — relating to or having the symptoms of cachexia
cachectical — Alternative form of cachectic.
cachet |kæˈʃeɪ| — an indication of approved or superior status
cachexy |kəˈkeksɪ| — any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease
cachou |ˈkæʃuː| — a scented lozenge used to sweeten the breath (e.g. to conceal the odor of tobacco)
cacique |kəˈsiːk| — black-and-red or black-and-yellow orioles of the American tropics
cackle |ˈkækl| — the sound made by a hen after laying an egg
cackler |ˈkæklər| — a hen that has just laid an egg and emits a shrill squawk
cacology |kæˈkɑːlədʒiː| — Poor diction or choice of words.
cacophony |kəˈkɑːfənɪ| — a loud harsh or strident noise
cactaceae — constituting the order Opuntiales
cactaceous |kækˈteɪʃəs| — (botany) Belonging to, or like, the family of plants of which the prickly pear is a common example.
cacti |ˈkæktaɪ| — plural form of cactus
cactus |ˈkæktəs| — any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines
cacuminal |kəˈkjuːmənl| — pronounced with the tip of the tongue turned back toward the hard palate
cad |kæd| — someone who is morally reprehensible
cadaster — a public register showing the details of ownership and value of land; made for the purpose of taxation
cadastral |kəˈdastrəl| — of or relating to the records of a cadastre
cadastre |kəˈdasˌtər| — a public register showing the details of ownership and value of land; made for the purpose of taxation
cadaver |kəˈdævər| — the dead body of a human being
cadaveric |kəˈdævərɪk| — of or relating to a cadaver or corpse
cadaverous |kəˈdævərəs| — very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
caddie |ˈkædɪ| — an attendant who carries the golf clubs for a player
caddis |ˈkædɪs| — The larva of a caddice fly that generally live in cylindrical cases, open at each end, and covered externally with debris.
caddish |ˈkædɪʃ| — offensively discourteous
caddy |ˈkædɪ| — a can for storing tea
cade |ˈkeɪd| — An English metonymic occupational surname for a cooper.
cadence |ˈkeɪdns| — (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
cadency |ˈkeɪdnsiː| — a recurrent rhythmical series
cadenza |kəˈdenzə| — a brilliant solo passage occurring near the end of a piece of music
cadet |kəˈdet| — a military trainee (as at a military academy)
cadge |kædʒ| — ask for and get free; be a parasite
cadger |ˈkædʒər| — someone who mooches or cadges (tries to get something free)
cadi |ˈkɑːdiː| — Alternative form of qadi.
cadmium |ˈkædmɪəm| — a soft bluish-white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element; occurs in association with zinc ores
cadre |ˈkædrɪ| — a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement
caducity |kəˈduːsɪtiː| — dotage or senility
caducous |kəˈduːkəs| — shed at an early stage of development
caeca |ˈsiːkə| — plural form of caecum
caecum |ˈsiːkəm| — the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens
Caesar |ˈsiːzər| — conqueror of Gaul and master of Italy (100-44 BC)
caesarean |sɪˈzerɪən| — the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way)
Caesarian |sɪˈzeərɪən| — the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way)
caesium |ˈsiːzɪəm| — a soft silver-white ductile metallic element (liquid at normal temperatures); the most electropositive and alkaline metal
caesura |sɪˈzjʊrə| — a pause or interruption (as in a conversation)
cafe |kæˈfeɪ| — a small restaurant where drinks and snacks are sold
cafeteria |ˌkæfəˈtɪrɪə| — a restaurant where you serve yourself and pay a cashier
caff |kæf| — informal British term for a cafe
caffeine |ˈkæfiːn| — a bitter alkaloid found in coffee and tea that is responsible for their stimulating effects
caftan |ˈkæftæn| — a woman's dress style that imitates the caftan cloaks worn by men in the Near East
cage |keɪdʒ| — an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept
cagey |ˈkeɪdʒɪ| — showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others
cahoot |kəˈhuːt| — collusion
caiman |ˈkeɪmən| — a semiaquatic reptile of Central and South America that resembles an alligator but has a more heavily armored belly
Cain |ˈkeɪn| — (Old Testament) Cain and Abel were the first children of Adam and Eve born after the Fall of Man; Cain killed Abel out of jealousy and was exiled by God
caique |kɑːˈiːk| — (nautical) a small wooden trading vessel, brightly painted and rigged for sail, traditionally used for fishing and trawling.
cairn |kern| — a mound of stones piled up as a memorial or to mark a boundary or path
cairngorm |ˈkernɡɔːrm| — a smoky yellow or brown quartz
caisson |ˈkeɪsən| — an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome
caitiff |ˈkeɪtɪf| — a cowardly and despicable person
cajole |kəˈdʒəʊl| — influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
cajolement |kəˈdʒəʊlmənt| — The act of cajoling or the state of being cajoled.
cajolery |kəˈdʒəʊlərɪ| — flattery intended to persuade
cajolingly — in a cajoling manner
cake |keɪk| — a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax)
cake-walk |ˈkeɪkwɔːk| — A type of dance originating in the United States in the 19th century.
cakewalk |ˈkeɪkwɔːk| — a strutting dance based on a march; was performed in minstrel shows; originated as a competition among Black dancers to win a cake
caking |ˈkeɪkɪŋ| — Present participle of cake.
calabash |ˈkæləbæʃ| — round gourd of the calabash tree
calaboose |ˈkælʌˌbuːs| — (US, dialect) A prison or gaol/jail.
calamanco |ˌkælʌˈmæŋkəʊ| — A glossy woolen fabric with striped or checkered designs.
calamitous |kəˈlæmɪtəs| — (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin
calamity |kəˈlæmətɪ| — an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
calamus |ˈkaləməs| — any tropical Asian palm of the genus Calamus; light tough stems are a source of rattan canes
calash |kəˈlæʃ| — a woman's large folded hooped hood; worn in the 18th century
calcareous |kælˈkeriːəs| — composed of or containing or resembling calcium carbonate or calcite or chalk
calceolaria |kælsiːəˈleriːə| — any garden plant of the genus Calceolaria having flowers with large inflated slipper-shaped lower lip
calcic |ˈkalsɪk| — derived from or containing calcium or lime
calciferol |kælˈsɪfəˌrəʊl| — a fat-soluble vitamin that prevents rickets
calcification |ˈkælsɪfaɪ| — a process that impregnates something with calcium (or calcium salts)
calcify |ˈkælsɪfaɪ| — become impregnated with calcium salts
calcimine |ˈkælsʌˌmaɪn| — a water-base paint containing zinc oxide and glue and coloring; used as a wash for walls and ceilings
calcinate |ˈkælsɪneɪt| — to calcine.
calcination |ˌkælsɪˈneɪʃən| — the conversion of metals into their oxides as a result of heating to a high temperature
calcine |ˈkælsaɪn| — heat a substance so that it oxidizes or reduces
calcitrant |ˈkælsɪtrənt| — stubborn; refractory
calcium |ˈkælsɪəm| — a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals
calculable |ˈkælkjələbl| — able to be calculated or estimated
calculate |ˈkælkjʊleɪt| — make a mathematical calculation or computation
calculated |ˈkælkjʊleɪtɪd| — carefully thought out in advance
calculating |ˈkælkjʊleɪtɪŋ| — acting with a specific goal
calculation |ˌkælkjʊˈleɪʃn| — the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods
calculative — acting with a specific goal
calculator |ˈkælkjʊleɪtər| — an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
calculi |ˈkælkjʊlaɪ| — plural form of calculus
calculus |ˈkælkjələs| — a hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts; found in hollow organs or ducts of the body
caldron |ˈkɔːrldrən| — a very large pot that is used for boiling
Caledonia |ˌkæləˈdəʊnɪə| — the geographical area (in Roman times) to the north of the Antonine Wall; now a poetic name for Scotland
Caledonian |ˌkælɪˈdəʊnɪən| — In or from Caledonia.
calefaction |kalɪˈfakʃ(ə)n| — the property of being warming
calefactory |ˌkælʌˈfæktʌriː| — serving to heat
calefy — (intransitive, obsolete) To become warm or hot
calendar |ˈkælɪndər| — a system of timekeeping that defines the beginning and length and divisions of the year
calender |ˈkaləndər| — a machine that smooths or glazes paper or cloth by pressing it between plates or passing it through rollers
calends |ˈkæləndz| — the first day of a month.
calendula |kəˈlenjələ| — any of numerous chiefly annual herbs of the genus Calendula widely cultivated for their yellow or orange flowers; often used for medicinal and culinary purposes
calenture |ˈkælʌntʃər| — A heat stroke or fever, often suffered in the tropics.
calf |kæf| — young of domestic cattle
calfskin |ˈkæfskɪn| — fine leather from the skin of a calf
caliber |ˈkæləbər| — a degree or grade of excellence or worth
calibrate |ˈkælɪbreɪt| — make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring
calibrated |ˈkæləˌbretəd| — marked with or divided into degrees
calibration |ˌkælɪˈbreɪʃn| — the act of checking or adjusting (by comparison with a standard) the accuracy of a measuring instrument
calibre |ˈkælɪbər| — a degree or grade of excellence or worth
caliche |kəˈliːtʃiː| — crust or layer of hard subsoil encrusted with calcium-carbonate occurring in arid or semiarid regions
calico |ˈkælɪkəʊ| — coarse cloth with a bright print
calif |ˌkæləˈfɔːrnjə| — the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth
Californian |ˌkæləˈfɔːrnjən| — a native or resident of California
californium |ˌkælɪˈfɔːrnɪəm| — a radioactive transuranic element; discovered by bombarding curium with alpha particles
calipash |ˈkælʌpæʃ| — The edible greenish material found underneath the upper half of a turtle's carapace (shell).
calipee |ˈkælʌˌpiː| — A food of the yellowish material found inside the lower half of a turtle's carapace (shell).
caliper |ˈkælɪpər| — an instrument for measuring the distance between two points (often used in the plural)
calipers |ˈkæləpərz| — A device used to measure thickness between two surfaces, especially for small or precise measurements.
caliph |ˈkeɪlɪf| — the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth
caliphate |ˈkeɪlɪfeɪt| — the era of Islam's ascendancy from the death of Mohammed until the 13th century; some Moslems still maintain that the Moslem world must always have a calif as head of the community
calisthenics |ˌkæləsˈθenɪks| — the practice of calisthenic exercises
calk |ˈkɔːk| — a metal cleat on the bottom front of a horseshoe to prevent slipping
calkin |ˈkælˌkɪn| — a metal cleat on the bottom front of a horseshoe to prevent slipping
calking |ˈkɔːkɪŋ| — Present participle of calk.
call |kɔːl| — a telephone connection
call back |ˈkɒl ˈbæk| — cause to be returned
call down |ˈkɒl ˈdaʊn| — summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
call forth |ˈkɒl ˈfɔːrθ| — evoke or provoke to appear or occur
call in |ˈkɒl ɪn| — summon to enter
call off |ˈkɒl ˈɒf| — postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled
call on |ˈkɒl ɑːn| — have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to
call out |ˈkɒl ˈaʊt| — utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy
call up |ˈkɒl ʌp| — an order to report for military duty
call-box |ˈkɔːl bɑːks| — A telephone on the interstate to make phone calls in case of emergency.
call-boy |ˈkɔːlbɔɪ| — Alternative spelling of callboy.
call-girl |ˈkɔːrl ɡɜːl| — A female prostitute, especially one who is hired by telephone.
call-up |ˈkɔːl ʌp| — Alternative spelling of call up.
callboy — (euphemistic) A male prostitute.
called |ˈkɒld| — simple past tense and past participle of call
caller |ˈkɔːlər| — a social or business visitor
calligrapher |kəˈlɪɡrəfər| — someone skilled in penmanship
calligraphist — someone skilled in penmanship
calligraphy |kəˈlɪɡrəfɪ| — beautiful handwriting
calling |ˈkɔːlɪŋ| — the particular occupation for which you are trained
calliper |ˈkælɪpər| — an instrument for measuring the distance between two points (often used in the plural)
callipers |ˈkælɪpəz| — (UK) Alternative spelling of calipers.
callisthenics |ˌkælɪsˈθenɪks| — the practice of calisthenic exercises
callosity |kæˈlɒsɪtɪ| — an area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (as the sole of the foot)
callous |ˈkæləs| — make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals
calloused |ˈkæləst| — having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear
callousness |ˈkæləsnəs| — devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness
callow |ˈkæləʊ| — young and inexperienced
callus |ˈkæləs| — an area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (as the sole of the foot)
calm |kɑːm| — steadiness of mind under stress
calm down |ˈkɑːm ˈdaʊn| — become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation
calmative |ˈkɑːmətɪv| — That calms
calmed |ˈkɑːmd| — simple past tense and past participle of calm
calming |ˈkɑːmɪŋ| — the act of appeasing (as by acceding to the demands of)
calmly |ˈkɑːmlɪ| — with self-possession (especially in times of stress)
calmness |ˈkɑːmnəs| — steadiness of mind under stress
calomel |ˈkaləməl| — a tasteless colorless powder used medicinally as a cathartic
caloric |kəˈlɔːrɪk| — relating to or associated with heat
calorie |ˈkælərɪ| — a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree at one atmosphere pressure; used by nutritionists to characterize the energy-producing potential in food
calorific |ˌkæləˈrɪfɪk| — heat-generating
calorification |kəˌlɒrɪfɪˈkeɪʃən| — The production of heat, especially animal heat.
calorimeter |ˌkæləˈrɪmɪtər| — a measuring instrument that determines quantities of heat
calory |ˈkælʌriː| — Alternative spelling of calorie.
calotte |kəˈlɑːt| — a skullcap worn by Roman Catholic priests
caltrop |ˈkaltrəp| — tropical annual procumbent poisonous subshrub having fruit that splits into five spiny nutlets; serious pasture weed
calumet |ˈkaljʊmet| — a highly decorated ceremonial pipe of Amerindians; smoked on ceremonial occasions (especially as a token of peace)
calumniate |kəˈlʌmnɪeɪt| — charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
calumniating |kəˈlʌmnɪeɪtɪŋ| — Present participle of calumniate.
calumniation |kəˌlʌmniːˈeɪʃən| — a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
calumniator |kəˈlʌmnɪeɪtə| — A person who calumniates.
calumniatory |kəˈlʌmniːəˌtɔːriː| — (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
calumnious |kəˈlʌmniːəs| — (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
calumny |ˈkæləmnɪ| — a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
Calvados |ˌkælvəˈdəʊs| — dry apple brandy made in Normandy
Calvary |ˈkælvərɪ| — a hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified
calve |kæv| — release ice
calves |kævz| — plural form of calf
Calvinism |ˈkælvɪnɪzəm| — the theological system of John Calvin and his followers emphasizing omnipotence of God and salvation by grace alone
calvinist |ˈkælvɪnɪst| — an adherent of the theological doctrines of John Calvin
calvish |ˈkɑːvɪʃ| — Like a calf; stupid.
calvity — (uncountable) Baldness.
calx |kalks| — a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide
calyces |ˈkeɪlɪsiːz| — plural form of calyx
calypso |kəˈlɪpsəʊ| — rare north temperate bog orchid bearing a solitary white to pink flower marked with purple at the tip of an erect reddish stalk above 1 basal leaf
calyx |ˈkeɪlɪks| — (botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green
cam |kæm| — a river in east central England that flows past Cambridge to join the Ouse River
camaraderie |ˌkɑːməˈrɑːdərɪ| — the quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability
camarilla |kæmʌˈrɪlə| — a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
camber |ˈkæmbər| — a slight convexity (as of the surface of a road)
cambered |ˈkæmbəd| — Having camber.
cambist |ˈkæmbɪst| — A banker; a money changer or broker; one who deals in bills of exchange, or who is skilled in the science of exchange.
cambium |ˈkæmbiːəm| — a formative one-cell layer of tissue between xylem and phloem in most vascular plants that is responsible for secondary growth
Cambodian |kæmˈbəʊdɪən| — a native or inhabitant of Cambodia
cambrel |ˈkæmbrʌl| — Obsolete form of gambrel.
Cambria |ˈkæmbrɪə| — one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; during Roman times the region was known as Cambria
Cambrian |ˈkæmbrɪən| — from 544 million to about 500 million years ago; marine invertebrates
cambric |ˈkæmbrɪk| — a finely woven white linen
camcorder |ˈkæmkɔːrdər| — a portable television camera and videocassette recorder
camel |ˈkæml| — cud-chewing mammal used as a draft or saddle animal in desert regions
camelback |ˈkaməlˌbak| — (uncountable) The backs of camels.
camelcase — Alternative spelling of CamelCase.
cameleer |ˌkaməˈlɪr| — Camel driver or rider, one who travels by camel.
camellia |kəˈmiːlɪə| — any of several shrubs or small evergreen trees having solitary white or pink or reddish flowers
camelopard |ˈkamɪlə(ʊ)pɑːd| — tallest living quadruped; having a spotted coat and small horns and very long neck and legs; of savannahs of tropical Africa
camelry |ˈkæmʌlriː| — (military) A military arm of service that fights while riding camels.
cameo |ˈkæmɪəʊ| — engraving or carving in low relief on a stone (as in a brooch or ring)
camera |ˈkæmərə| — equipment for taking photographs (usually consisting of a lightproof box with a lens at one end and light-sensitive film at the other)
cameraman |ˈkæmrəmæn| — a photographer who operates a movie camera
camion |ˈkæmɪən| — a large truck designed to carry heavy loads; usually without sides
camisole |ˈkæmɪsəʊl| — a short sleeveless undergarment for women
camlet |ˈkæmlɪt| — a garment made of camlet fabric
cammed — simple past tense and past participle of cam
cammock — Ononis spinosa, the restharrow, a plant with long hard, crooked roots.
camomile |ˈkæməmaɪl| — Eurasian plant with apple-scented foliage and white-rayed flowers and feathery leaves used medicinally; in some classification systems placed in genus Anthemis
camorra |kəˈmɔːrə| — a secret society in Naples notorious for violence and blackmail
camouflage |ˈkæməflɑːʒ| — an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something
camouflaged |ˈkæməˌflɑːʒd| — made invisible by means of protective coloring
camp |kæmp| — temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
camp out |ˈkæmp ˈaʊt| — live in or as if in a tent
camp-bed |ˈkæmp bed| — A cot; a lightweight portable bed used by the military, campers etc.
camp-follower |kæmp ˈfɒləʊər| — A civilian who works for a military organization, often a prostitute.
campaign |kæmˈpeɪn| — a race between candidates for elective office
campaigner |kæmˈpeɪnər| — a politician who is running for public office
campanile |ˌkæmpəˈniːlɪ| — a bell tower; usually stands alone unattached to a building
campanula |kamˈpanjʊlə| — any of various plants of the genus Campanula having blue or white bell-shaped flowers
campbell |ˈkæmbəl| — United States mythologist (1904-1987)
camper |ˈkæmpər| — someone living temporarily in a tent or lodge for recreation
campestral |kæmˈpestrəl| — of fields or open country
campfire |ˈkæmpfaɪər| — a small outdoor fire for warmth or cooking (as at a camp)
campground |ˈkæmpɡraʊnd| — a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent
camphor |ˈkæmfər| — a resin obtained from the camphor tree; used in making celluloid and liniment
camphorated |ˈkæmfəreɪtɪd| — impregnated with camphor
camphoric |kæmˈfɔːrɪk| — relating to or derived from or containing camphor
camping |ˈkæmpɪŋ| — the act of encamping and living in tents in a camp
campion |ˈkæmpɪən| — any plant of the genus Silene
camporee |ˈkampəriː| — (US) A gathering of Scouts in which accommodation is in tents
campsite |ˈkæmpsaɪt| — a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent
campus |ˈkæmpəs| — a field on which the buildings of a university are situated
camshaft |ˈkæmʃæft| — an engine shaft with cams attached to it
camwood |ˈkæmwʊd| — small shrubby African tree with hard wood used as a dyewood yielding a red dye
can |kæn| — airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.
can-buoy |ˈkænbɔɪ| — (nautical) a truncated conical buoy, normally painted red and white, and numbered with even numbers, used to show the port side of a channel; the starboard side is marked with a conical buoy
can-opener |ˈkænˌəʊpnə| — A device used to open tin cans, usually by slicing the lid off.
Canaan |ˈkeɪnən| — an ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism
Canadian |kəˈneɪdɪən| — a native or inhabitant of Canada
canaille |kəˈneɪl| — The lowest class of people; the rabble; the vulgar.
canakin — (archaic) A little can or cup.
canal |kəˈnæl| — (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion
canalicular — relating to or like or having a canaliculus
canalisation — the production of a canal or a conversion to canals
canalise |kəˈnælaɪz| — provide (a city) with a canal
canalization |ˌkænəlaɪˈzeɪʃən| — the production of a canal or a conversion to canals
canalize |ˈkænəlaɪz| — provide (a city) with a canal
canard |ˈkænɑːrd| — a deliberately misleading fabrication
canary |kəˈnerɪ| — someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
Canasta |kəˈnæstə| — a form of rummy using two decks of cards and four jokers; jokers and deuces are wild; the object is to form groups of the same rank
canaster |kəˈnæstʌr| — (tobacco) Coarse, dried tobacco leaves.
cancan |ˈkænkæn| — a high-kicking dance of French origin performed by a female chorus line
cancel |ˈkænsl| — a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
canceled |ˈkænsəld| — (American) simple past tense and past participle of cancel
canceler — Something that, or someone who cancels something; specifically an electronic device that cancels a signal.
cancellable — Which can be cancelled.
cancellated |ˈkænsʌˌleɪtɪd| — having a latticelike structure pierced with holes or windows
cancellation |ˌkænsəˈleɪʃn| — the act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement
cancelled |ˈkænsəld| — (of events) no longer planned or scheduled
canceller — Alternative form of canceler.
cancellous |ˈkansələs| — having an open or latticed or porous structure
cancer |ˈkænsər| — any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream
cancerous |ˈkænsərəs| — relating to or affected with cancer
cancroid |ˈkæŋkrɔɪd| — the most common form of skin cancer
cand — Alternative form of kand.
candelabra |ˌkændəˈlɑːbrə| — branched candlestick; ornamental; has several lights
candelabrum |ˌkændəˈlɑːbrəm| — branched candlestick; ornamental; has several lights
candent — emitting light as a result of being heated
candescence |kænˈdesns| — incandescence
candescent |kanˈdesənt| — glowing from great heat
candid |ˈkændɪd| — characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
candidacy |ˈkændɪdəsɪ| — the campaign of a candidate to be elected
candidate |ˈkændɪdət| — a politician who is running for public office
candidature |ˈkændɪdətʃər| — the campaign of a candidate to be elected
candidly |ˈkændɪdlɪ| — (used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that
candidness — the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
candied |ˈkændɪd| — encrusted with sugar or syrup
candle |ˈkændl| — stick of wax with a wick in the middle
candle-power |ˈkændl paʊər| — Alternative spelling of candlepower.
candlebomb |ˈkændlbɒm| — A small glass bubble, filled with water, which, if placed in the flame of a candle, bursts by expansion of steam.
candlelight |ˈkændllaɪt| — the light provided by a burning candle
candlepower |ˈkandlˌpaʊ(ə)r| — luminous intensity measured in candelas
candlestick |ˈkændlstɪk| — a holder with sockets for candles
candlewick |ˈkændlwɪk| — the wick of a candle
candor |ˈkændər| — ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty
candour |ˈkændər| — the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
candy |ˈkændɪ| — a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
candyman |ˈkændɪmæn| — A male confectioner.
candytuft |ˈkændɪtʌft| — any of various flowering plants of the genus Iberis cultivated for their showy clusters of white to red or purple flowers; native to Mediterranean region
cane |keɪn| — a stick that people can lean on to help them walk
cane-brake |ˈkeɪnbreɪk| — a dense thicket of sugar-canes.
cane-sugar |ˈkeɪnˌʃʊɡə| — Sugar obtained from the sugarcane plant
canebrake |ˈkeɪnbreɪk| — a dense growth of cane (especially giant cane)
canella — highly aromatic inner bark of the Canella winterana used as a condiment and a tonic
canicular |kəˈnɪkjʊlə| — of or relating to the dog days of summer
canikin — Alternative form of canakin.
canine |ˈkeɪnaɪn| — one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
canister |ˈkænɪstər| — a metallic cylinder packed with shot and used as ammunition in a firearm
canister-shot |ˈkænɪstəʃɒt| — An anti-personnel ammunition consisting of a cylindrical canister filled with round lead or iron balls.
canker |ˈkæŋkər| — a fungal disease of woody plants that causes localized damage to the bark
cankerous |ˈkæŋkərəs| — having an ulcer or canker
cankerworm |ˈkaŋkəwɜːm| — green caterpillar of a geometrid moth; pest of various fruit and shade trees
cannabic |ˈkænəbɪk| — Pertaining to hemp or cannabis.
cannabis |ˈkænəbɪs| — any plant of the genus Cannabis; a coarse bushy annual with palmate leaves and clusters of small green flowers; yields tough fibers and narcotic drugs
canned |kænd| — recorded for broadcast
cannelure |ˈkænʌljʊər| — Ringlike groove.
canner |ˈkænər| — Someone or something which cans.
cannery |ˈkænərɪ| — a factory where food is canned
cannibal |ˈkænɪbl| — a person who eats human flesh
cannibalic — marked by barbarity suggestive of a cannibal; rapaciously savage
cannibalism |ˈkænɪbəlɪzəm| — the practice of eating the flesh of your own kind
cannibalistic |ˌkænɪbəˈlɪstɪk| — characteristic of cannibals or exhibiting cannibalism
cannikin |ˈkænʌkɪn| — a wooden bucket
canning |ˈkænɪŋ| — Present participle of can.
cannon |ˈkænən| — a large artillery gun that is usually on wheels
cannon-ball |bɔːl| — Alternative form of cannonball.
cannon-bone |ˈkænənbəʊn| — A bone resulting from the fusion of metacarpals or metatarsals in some artiodactyls.
cannon-fodder |ˈkænən fɒdər| — military forces considered to be expendable
cannonade |ˌkænəˈneɪd| — intense and continuous artillery fire
cannonball |ˈkænənbɔːl| — a solid projectile that in former times was fired from a cannon
cannoneer |ˌkanəˈnɪr| — a serviceman in the artillery
cannonry |ˈkanənrɪ| — Cannons, collectively; battery of cannons.
cannot |ˈkænɑːt| — Can not (am/is/are unable to).
canny |ˈkænɪ| — showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others
canoe |kəˈnuː| — small and light boat; pointed at both ends; propelled with a paddle
canoeing |kəˈnuːɪŋ| — A water sport involving racing in canoes or kayaks.
canola |kəˈnəʊlə| — vegetable oil made from rapeseed; it is high in monounsaturated fatty acids
canon |ˈkænən| — a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field of art or philosophy
canonic |kəˈnɑːnɪk| — reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality
canonical |kəˈnɑːnɪkl| — reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality
canonization |ˌkænənaɪˈzeɪʃən| — (Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints
canonize |ˈkænənaɪz| — declare (a dead person) to be a saint
canonized |ˈkænənaɪzd| — accorded sacrosanct or authoritative standing
canonry |ˈkanənrɪ| — The office of a canon; a benefice or prebend in a cathedral or collegiate church.
canoodle |kəˈnuːdl| — fondle or pet affectionately
canopy |ˈkænəpɪ| — the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit
canorous |kəˈnɔːrəs| — richly melodious
cant |kænt| — stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition
Cantab |ˈkæntæb| — (colloquial) A graduate of Cambridge University.
Cantabrigian |ˌkæntəˈbrɪdʒɪən| — a resident of Cambridge
cantaloup |ˈkæntəluːp| — a variety of muskmelon vine having fruit with a tan rind and orange flesh
cantaloupe |ˈkæntəluːp| — a variety of muskmelon vine having fruit with a tan rind and orange flesh
cantankerous |kænˈtæŋkərəs| — stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate
cantata |kænˈtɑːtə| — a musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text
canted |ˈkæntɪd| — departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal
canteen |kænˈtiːn| — a flask for carrying water; used by soldiers or travelers
canter |ˈkæntər| — a smooth three-beat gait; between a trot and a gallop
canterbury |ˈkæntərˌberɪ| — a town in Kent in southeastern England; site of the cathedral where Thomas a Becket was martyred in 1170; seat of the archbishop and primate of the Anglican Church
canticle |ˈkæntɪkl| — a hymn derived from the Bible
cantilever |ˈkæntɪliːvər| — projecting horizontal beam fixed at one end only
cantillate |ˈkantɪleɪt| — recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm
cantillation — liturgical chanting
cantina |ˌkænˈtiːnə| — A drinking establishment, often specifically of the type found in Latin America.
canting |ˈkæntɪŋ| — Present participle of cant.
canto |ˈkæntəʊ| — the highest part (usually the melody) in a piece of choral music
canton |ˈkæntən| — a city on the Zhu Jiang delta in southern China; the capital of Guangdong province and a major deep-water port
cantonal |ˈkæntənəl| — of or relating to a canton
cantonment |kænˈtɑːnmənt| — temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
cantrip |ˈkantrɪp| — A spell or incantation; a trifling magic trick.
canty |ˈkæntɪ| — lively and brisk
Canuck |kəˈnʌk| — informal term for Canadians in general and French Canadians in particular
canvas |ˈkænvəs| — a heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)
canvass |ˈkænvəs| — the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account
canvasser |ˈkænvəsər| — a petitioner who solicits contributions or trade or votes
cany |ˈkeɪnɪ| — Of or relating to cane (the plant) or canes.
canyon |ˈkænjən| — a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall
caoutchouc |ˈkaʊtʃʊk| — an elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees (especially trees of the genera Hevea and Ficus) that can be vulcanized and finished into a variety of products
cap |kæp| — a tight-fitting headdress
cap-a-pie — at all points from head to foot
capa — "Corrective and preventive action" or "corrective and preventative action"
capability |ˌkeɪpəˈbɪlətɪ| — the quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally
capable |ˈkeɪpəbl| — possibly accepting or permitting
capably |ˈkeɪpəblɪ| — with competence; in a competent capable manner
capacious |kəˈpeɪʃəs| — large in capacity
capacitance |kəˈpæsɪtəns| — an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored
capacitate |kəˈpæsɪteɪt| — make legally capable or qualify in law
capacitor |kəˈpæsɪtər| — an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge
capacity |kəˈpæsətɪ| — capability to perform or produce
caparison |kəˈperəsən| — stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse
cape |keɪp| — a strip of land projecting into a body of water
capeline — A steel skullcap formerly worn by members of the military.
caper |ˈkeɪpər| — any of numerous plants of the genus Capparis
capercaillie |ˌkæpərˈkeɪlɪ| — large black Old World grouse
capercailzie — large black Old World grouse
caperer — One who capers, leaps, and skips about, or dances.
capful |ˈkæpˌfʊl| — the quantity that a cap will hold
capias |ˈkeɪpiːəs| — (law) An arrest warrant; a writ commanding officers to take a specified person or persons into custody. [from 15th c.]
capillaceous — Resembling hair
capillarity |ˌkæpʌˈlærɪtiː| — a phenomenon associated with surface tension and resulting in the elevation or depression of liquids in capillaries
capillary |ˈkæpəlerɪ| — a tube of small internal diameter; holds liquid by capillary action
capita |ˈkæpətə| — person
capital |ˈkæpɪtl| — assets available for use in the production of further assets
capital-gains — plural form of capital gain
capital-intensive |ˈkapədl ɪnˌtensɪv| — Needing a relatively large expenditure on capital, especially when compared to that spent on labour.
capitalism |ˈkæpɪtəlɪzəm| — an economic system based on private ownership of capital
capitalist |ˈkæpɪtəlɪst| — a conservative advocate of capitalism
capitalistic |ˌkapədlˈɪstɪk| — favoring or practicing capitalism
capitalization |ˌkæpɪtələˈzeɪʃn| — writing in capital letters
capitalize |ˈkæpɪtəlaɪz| — draw advantages from
capitally |ˈkæpɪtəlɪ| — In a capital manner.
capitate |ˈkæpɪˌteɪt| — the wrist bone with a rounded head shape that articulates with the 3rd metacarpus
capitation |ˌkæpɪˈteɪʃn| — a tax levied on the basis of a fixed amount per person
Capitol |ˈkæpɪtl| — a building occupied by a state legislature
capitulate |kəˈpɪtʃʊleɪt| — surrender under agreed conditions
capitulation |kəˌpɪtʃʊˈleɪʃn| — a document containing the terms of surrender
capitulum |kəˈpɪtjʊləm| — a dense cluster of flowers or foliage
capon |ˈkeɪpɑːn| — flesh of a castrated male chicken
caponier |ˌkæpʌˈniːər| — (military, historical) A type of fortification structure which allows firing along the bottom of a dry moat that surrounds the main fortress.
capote |kəˈpɒt| — a long overcoat with a hood that can be pulled over the head
capper |ˈkapər| — One that caps.
capping |ˈkæpɪŋ| — Present participle of cap.
caprice |kəˈpriːs| — a sudden desire
capricious |kəˈprɪʃəs| — changeable
Capricorn |ˈkæprɪkɔːrn| — (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Capricorn
caprine |ˈkæpraɪn| — being or pertaining to or resembling a goat or goats
capriole |ˈkæpriːˌəʊl| — (dressage) a vertical jump of a trained horse with a kick of the hind legs at the top of the jump
capsicum |ˈkæpsɪkəm| — any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers
capsize |ˈkæpsaɪz| — overturn accidentally
capsized |ˈkæpˌsaɪzd| — Simple past tense and past participle of capsize.
capstan |ˈkæpstən| — a windlass rotated in a horizontal plane around a vertical axis; used on ships for weighing anchor or raising heavy sails
capstone |ˈkæpstəʊn| — a final touch; a crowning achievement; a culmination
capsule |ˈkæpsl| — a small container
captain |ˈkæptɪn| — an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
captaincy |ˈkæptənsɪ| — the post of captain
captainship |ˈkæptʌnˌʃɪp| — the post of captain
captation |kæpˈteɪʃən| — (obsolete) A courting of favor or applause, by flattery or address; a captivating quality; an attraction.
caption |ˈkæpʃn| — taking exception; especially a quibble based on a captious argument
captious |ˈkæpʃəs| — tending to find and call attention to faults
captivate |ˈkæptɪveɪt| — attract; cause to be enamored
captivating |ˈkæptɪveɪtɪŋ| — capturing interest as if by a spell
captive |ˈkæptɪv| — a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
captivity |kæpˈtɪvətɪ| — the state of being imprisoned
captor |ˈkæptər| — a person who captures and holds people or animals
capture |ˈkæptʃər| — the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
captured |ˈkæptʃərd| — simple past tense and past participle of capture
capuche — A long, pointed hood, as that worn by the Augustinians, Capuchins or Franciscans.
Capuchin |ˈkæpjuːtʃɪn| — a hooded cloak for women
car |kɑːr| — a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
car-park — (UK, Australia, New Zealand) An outdoor area or a multi-storey building where cars may be parked.
car-wash |ˈkɑːwɒʃ| — An event at which people (often children) wash cars, often for a small fee or donation
carabine |ˈkærʌˌbaɪn| — (nautical or rock climbing) To attach via carabiner.
carabineer |ˌkerəbəˈnɪr| — a soldier (historically a mounted soldier) who is armed with a carbine
carabiner — an oblong metal ring with a spring clip; used in mountaineering to attach a rope to a piton or to connect two ropes
caracal |ˈkerəˌkal| — of deserts of northern Africa and southern Asia
caracole |ˈkærʌˌkəʊl| — make a half turn on a horse, in dressage
caracul |ˈkærʌkəl| — hardy coarse-haired sheep of central Asia; lambs are valued for their soft curly black fur
carafe |kəˈræf| — a bottle with a stopper; for serving wine or water
caramel |ˈkærəmel| — firm chewy candy made from caramelized sugar and butter and milk
carapace |ˈkærəpeɪs| — hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
carat |ˈkærət| — a unit of weight for precious stones = 200 mg
caravan |ˈkærəvæn| — a procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file
caravanserai |ˌkærəˈvænsəraɪ| — an inn in some eastern countries with a large courtyard that provides accommodation for caravans
caravel |ˈkerəvel| — (nautical) A light, usually lateen-rigged sailing ship used by the Portuguese, as well as Spanish, for about 300 years, beginning in the fifteenth century, first for trade and later for voyages of exploration
caraway |ˈkærəweɪ| — a Eurasian plant with small white flowers yielding caraway seed
carbamide — the chief solid component of mammalian urine; synthesized from ammonia and carbon dioxide and used as fertilizer and in animal feed and in plastics
carbide |ˈkɑːrˌbaɪd| — a binary compound of carbon with a more electropositive element
carbine |ˈkɑːrbaɪn| — light automatic rifle
carbineer |ˌkɑːrbəˈniːr| — a soldier (historically a mounted soldier) who is armed with a carbine
carbohydrate |ˌkɑːrbəʊˈhaɪdreɪt| — an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain
carbolic |kɑːrˈbɑːlɪk| — of, relating to or containing carbolic acid
carbon |ˈkɑːrbən| — an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds
carbon-copy |ˈkɑːbənˌkɒpɪ| — A copy produced in an alternated stack of ordinary sheets of paper and carbon papers. The pression applied on the top sheet (by a pen or typewriter) causes every carbon paper to release its carbon cover, thus reproducing the writing on the subjacent layer
carbon-paper |ˈkɑːrbən peɪpər| — A sheet of paper with one of the faces impregnated with carbon, used to make carbon copies.
carbonaceous |ˌkɑːrbəˈneɪʃəs| — relating to or consisting of or yielding carbon
carbonado |ˌkɑːbəˈneɪdəʊ| — an inferior dark diamond used in industry for drilling and polishing
carbonari |ˌkɑːbəˈnɑːrɪ| — (historical) Members of secret revolutionary societies founded in early 19th-century Italy, often with a patriotic and liberal focus.
carbonate |ˈkɑːrbənət| — a salt or ester of carbonic acid (containing the anion CO3)
carbonic |kɑːrˈbɒnɪk| — relating to or consisting of or yielding carbon
carboniferous |ˌkɑːrbəˈnɪfərəs| — from 345 million to 280 million years ago
carbonization |ˌkɑːrbənaɪˈzeɪʃən| — the destructive distillation of coal (as in coke ovens)
carbonize |ˈkɑːrbənaɪz| — unite with carbon
carborundum |ˌkɑːrbəˈrʌndəm| — an abrasive composed of silicon carbide crystals
carboy |ˈkɑːrbɔɪ| — a large bottle for holding corrosive liquids; usually cushioned in a special container
carbuncle |ˈkɑːrbʌŋkl| — deep-red cabochon garnet cut without facets
carburet |ˈkɑːrbəreɪt| — combine with carbon
carburetor |ˈkɑːrbəˌretər| — mixes air with gasoline vapor prior to explosion
carburetter |ˈkɑːbjʊretə| — Alternative spelling of carburetor.
carburettor |ˈkɑːrbəreɪtər| — mixes air with gasoline vapor prior to explosion
carcajou |ˈkɑːrkəˌdʒuː| — stocky shaggy-coated North American carnivorous mammal
carcase |ˈkɑːrkəs| — the dead body of an animal especially one slaughtered and dressed for food
carcass |ˈkɑːrkəs| — the dead body of an animal especially one slaughtered and dressed for food
carcinogen |kɑːrˈsɪnədʒən| — any substance that produces cancer
carcinogenic |ˌkɑːrsɪnəˈdʒenɪk| — causing or tending to cause cancer
carcinoma |ˌkɑːrsɪˈnəʊmə| — any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer
card |kɑːrd| — one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes
card-index |ˈkɑːdˈɪndeks| — To index a group of items using index cards
cardamom |ˈkɑːrdəməm| — rhizomatous herb of India having aromatic seeds used as seasoning
cardamon — rhizomatous herb of India having aromatic seeds used as seasoning
cardamum — aromatic seeds used as seasoning like cinnamon and cloves especially in pickles and barbecue sauces
cardboard |ˈkɑːrdbɔːrd| — a stiff moderately thick paper
carder |ˈkɑːrdər| — A person employed to card wool.
cardholder |ˈkɑːrdhəʊldər| — a person who holds a credit card or debit card
cardiac |ˈkɑːrdɪæk| — of or relating to the heart
cardigan |ˈkɑːrdɪɡən| — knitted jacket that is fastened up the front with buttons or a zipper
cardinal |ˈkɑːrdɪnl| — (Roman Catholic Church) one of a group of more than 100 prominent bishops in the Sacred College who advise the Pope and elect new Popes
cardiologist |ˌkɑːrdɪˈɑːlədʒɪst| — a specialist in cardiology; a specialist in the structure and function and disorders of the heart
cardiology |ˌkɑːrdɪˈɑːlədʒɪ| — the branch of medicine dealing with the heart and its diseases
cardiovascular |ˌkɑːrdɪəʊˈvæskjələr| — of or pertaining to or involving the heart and blood vessels
cards |ˈkɑːrdz| — a game played with playing cards
cardsharp — a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
cardsharper — a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
cardy |ˈkɑːrdɪ| — Alternative spelling of cardie.
care |ker| — the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
careen |kəˈriːn| — pitching dangerously to one side
careenage |kəˈriːnɪdʒ| — (nautical) a beach with a steep, sandy shoreline on which a ship may be careened
career |kəˈrɪr| — the particular occupation for which you are trained
careerist |kəˈrɪrɪst| — a professional who is intent on furthering his or her career by any possible means and often at the expense of their own integrity
carefree |ˈkerfriː| — free of trouble and worry and care
careful |ˈkerfl| — cautiously attentive
carefully |ˈkerfəlɪ| — taking care or paying attention
caregiver |ˈkerɡɪvər| — a person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability
careless |ˈkerləs| — effortless and unstudied
carelessly |ˈkerləslɪ| — without care or concern
carelessness |ˈkerləsnəs| — the quality of not being careful or taking pains
carer |ˈkerər| — someone who looks after another, either as a job or often through family responsibilities.
caress |kəˈres| — a gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it)
caret |ˈkærət| — a mark used by an author or editor to indicate where something is to be inserted into a text
caretaker |ˈkerteɪkər| — a custodian who is hired to take care of something (property or a person)
caretaking — The act of taking care or taking charge of something.
careworn |ˈkerwɔːrn| — showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
carfare |ˈkɑːrˌfer| — the fare charged for riding a bus or streetcar
carfax |ˈkæfæks| — a junction of four roads
cargo |ˈkɑːrɡəʊ| — goods carried by a large vehicle
carhop |ˈkɑːrˌhɑːp| — a waiter at a drive-in restaurant
Caribbean |ˌkærɪˈbiːən| — an arm of the Atlantic Ocean between North and South America; the origin of the Gulf stream
caribou |ˈkærɪbuː| — Arctic deer with large antlers in both sexes; called `reindeer' in Eurasia and `caribou' in North America
caricature |ˈkærɪkətʃər| — a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
caricaturist |ˈkerəkətʃərəst| — someone who parodies in an exaggerated manner
carillon |ˈkærəlɑːn| — set of bells hung in a bell tower
caring |ˈkerɪŋ| — a loving feeling
cariosity |ˌkeriːˈɑːsɪtiː| — (medicine) caries
carious |ˈkerɪəs| — (of teeth) affected with cavities or decay
carload |ˈkɑːrləʊd| — a gathering of passengers sufficient to fill an automobile
Carmagnole |ˈkɑːmənjəʊl| — A popular or Red Republican song and dance, of the time of the first French Revolution.
carmaker |ˈkɑːrˌmekər| — a business engaged in the manufacture of automobiles
carman |ˈkɑːrmən| — (obsolete) A person who transported goods, usually with a horse and cart
Carmelite |ˈkɑːrməˌlaɪt| — a Roman Catholic friar wearing the white cloak of the Carmelite order; mendicant preachers
carminative |kɑːrˈmɪnətɪv| — medication that prevents the formation of gas in the alimentary tract or eases its passing
carmine |ˈkɑːrmaɪn| — a variable color averaging a vivid red
carnage |ˈkɑːrnɪdʒ| — the savage and excessive killing of many people
carnal |ˈkɑːrnl| — marked by the appetites and passions of the body
carnality |kɑːˈnælɪtɪ| — feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness
carnation |kɑːrˈneɪʃn| — Eurasian plant with pink to purple-red spice-scented usually double flowers; widely cultivated in many varieties and many colors
carnelian |kɑːrˈniːlɪən| — a translucent red or orange variety of chalcedony
carnival |ˈkɑːrnɪvl| — a festival marked by merrymaking and processions
carnivore |ˈkɑːrnɪvɔːr| — a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal
carnivorous |kɑːrˈnɪvərəs| — relating to or characteristic of carnivores
carob |ˈkærəb| — long pod containing small beans and sweetish edible pulp; used as animal feed and source of a chocolate substitute
carol |ˈkærəl| — joyful religious song celebrating the birth of Christ
Caroline |ˈkerəˌlaɪn| — of or relating to the life and times of kings Charles I or Charles II of England
carom |ˈkærəm| — a glancing rebound
carotene |ˈkærətiːn| — an orange isomer of an unsaturated hydrocarbon found in many plants; is converted into vitamin A in the liver
carotenoid |kəˈrɒtɪnɔɪd| — any of a class of highly unsaturated yellow to red pigments occurring in plants and animals
carotid |kəˈrɑːtəd| — of or relating to either of the two major arteries supplying blood to the head and neck
carotin |ˈkærʌtɪn| — an orange isomer of an unsaturated hydrocarbon found in many plants; is converted into vitamin A in the liver
carousal |kəˈraʊzəl| — revelry in drinking; a merry drinking party
carouse |kəˈraʊz| — revelry in drinking; a merry drinking party
carousel |ˌkærəˈsel| — a conveyer belt that carries luggage to be claimed by air travelers
carp |kɑːrp| — the lean flesh of a fish that is often farmed; can be baked or braised
carpal |ˈkɑːrpl| — any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates
carpel |ˈkɑːrpl| — a simple pistil or one element of a compound pistil
carpenter |ˈkɑːrpəntər| — a woodworker who makes or repairs wooden objects
carpenter-ant |ˈkɑːpɪntəˈɑːnt| — Any of several large ants, of the genus Camponatus, found in North America and northern China, that build nests in dead wood
carpentry |ˈkɑːrpəntrɪ| — the craft of a carpenter: making things out of wood
carper |ˈkɑːrpər| — someone who constantly criticizes in a petty way
carpet |ˈkɑːrpɪt| — floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)
carpet-bagger |ˈkɑːrpətˌbæɡər| — Alternative spelling of carpetbagger.
carpetbag |ˈkɑːrpɪtbæɡ| — traveling bag made of carpet; widely used in 19th century
carpetbagger |ˈkɑːrpɪtbæɡər| — an outsider who seeks power or success presumptuously
carpi |ˈkɑːrpaɪ| — plural form of carpus
carping |ˈkɑːrpɪŋ| — persistent petty and unjustified criticism
carpus |ˈkɑːrpəs| — a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones
carrageen |ˈkærʌˌɡiːn| — dark purple edible seaweed of the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America
carragheen |ˈkærəɡiːn| — dark purple edible seaweed of the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America
carrel |ˈkærəl| — French surgeon and biologist who developed a way to suture and graft blood vessels (1873-1944)
carrell |kaˈreɪl| — small individual study area in a library
carriage |ˈkærɪdʒ| — a railcar where passengers ride
carriageable |ˈkæriːdʒəbəl| — Passable by carriages.
carriageway |ˈkærɪdʒweɪ| — one of the two sides of a motorway where traffic travels in one direction only usually in two or three lanes
carrier |ˈkærɪər| — someone whose employment involves carrying something
carrier-pigeon |ˈkærɪə pɪdʒən| — A domestic pigeon which transports attached messages or very small parcels from the place where it is released to a familiar destination.
carriole |ˈkæriːˌəʊl| — Alternative spelling of cariole.
carrion |ˈkærɪən| — the dead and rotting body of an animal; unfit for human food
carrion-crow |ˈkærɪən krəʊ| — The common European black crow Corvus corone.
carrot |ˈkærət| — deep orange edible root of the cultivated carrot plant
carroty |ˈkærətɪ| — resembling the bright orange of the root of the carrot plant
carrousel |ˈkerəˌsel| — a conveyer belt that carries luggage to be claimed by air travelers
carry |ˈkærɪ| — the act of carrying something
carry away |ˈkærɪ əˈweɪ| — remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state
carry back |ˈkærɪ ˈbæk| — deduct a loss or an unused credit from taxable income for a prior period
carry forward |ˈkærɪ ˈfɔːrwərd| — transfer from one time period to the next
carry off |ˈkærɪ ˈɒf| — be successful; achieve a goal
carry on |ˈkærɪ ɑːn| — direct the course of; manage or control
carry out |ˈkærɪ ˈaʊt| — put in effect
carry over |ˈkærɪ ˈəʊvər| — transfer or persist from one stage or sphere of activity to another
carry through |ˈkærɪ θruː| — put in effect
carry-over |ˈəʊvər| — application of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation
carryall |ˈkæriːɔːl| — a capacious bag or basket
carrying |ˈkærɪɪŋ| — Present participle of carry.
carrying-on |ˌkærɪɪŋˈɒn| — Improper, immoral behavior
carsick |ˈkɑːrsɪk| — experiencing motion sickness
cart |kɑːrt| — a heavy open wagon usually having two wheels and drawn by an animal
cartage |ˈkɑːrtɪdʒ| — the work of taking something away in a cart or truck and disposing of it
carte |ˈkɑːrt| — a list of dishes available at a restaurant
cartel |kɑːrˈtel| — a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service
carter |ˈkɑːrtər| — Englishman and Egyptologist who in 1922 discovered and excavated the tomb of Tutankhamen (1873-1939)
Cartesian |kɑːrˈtiːzɪən| — a follower of Cartesian thought
cartful |ˈkɑːtfʊl| — As much as a cart will hold.
Carthaginian |ˌkɑːrθəˈdʒɪnɪən| — a native or inhabitant of ancient Carthage
Carthusian |kɑːrˈθuːʒən| — a member of the Carthusian order
cartilage |ˈkɑːrtɪlɪdʒ| — tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults
cartilaginous |ˌkɑːrtɪˈlædʒɪnəs| — difficult to chew
carting |ˈkɑːrtɪŋ| — the work of taking something away in a cart or truck and disposing of it
cartload |ˈkɑːrtləʊd| — the quantity that a cart holds
cartographer |kɑːrˈtɑːɡrəfər| — a person who makes maps
cartographic |ˌkɑːrtəˈɡræfɪk| — of or relating to the making of maps or charts
cartographical |ˌkɑːtəʊˈɡræfɪkəl| — of or relating to the making of maps or charts
cartography |kɑːrˈtɑːɡrəfɪ| — the making of maps and charts
cartomancy |ˈkɑːrtəmænsiː| — Fortune telling using cards, as in tarot.
carton |ˈkɑːrtn| — the quantity contained in a carton
cartoon |kɑːrˈtuːn| — a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine
cartoonist |kɑːrˈtuːnɪst| — a person who draws cartoons
cartouche |kɑːrˈtuːʃ| — a cartridge (usually with paper casing)
cartridge |ˈkɑːrtrɪdʒ| — ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet; fired from a rifle or handgun
cartridge-box |ˈkɑːtrɪdʒbɒks| — The case in which a soldier carries his cartridges.
cartulary |ˈkɑːrtʃʊˌleriː| — (ecclesiastical) A register, or record, as of a monastery or church.
cartwheel |ˈkɑːrtwiːl| — a wheel that has wooden spokes and a metal rim
cartwright |ˈkɑːrˌtraɪt| — English clergyman who invented the power loom (1743-1823)
caruncle |ˈkærʌŋkəl| — an outgrowth on a plant or animal such as a fowl's wattle or a protuberance near the hilum of certain seeds
carve |kɑːrv| — form by carving
carve-up — To cut into pieces.
carved |ˈkɑːrvd| — made for or formed by carving (`carven' is archaic or literary)
carvel |karˈvel| — (nautical) a small lateen-rigged Mediterranean vessel with two masts, used to carry cargo
carvel-built |bɪlt| — (of ships) built with flush (rather than overlapping) hull planks
carven |ˈkɑːvən| — made for or formed by carving (`carven' is archaic or literary)
carver |ˈkɑːrvər| — United States botanist and agricultural chemist who developed many uses for peanuts and soy beans and sweet potatoes (1864-1943)
carving |ˈkɑːrvɪŋ| — a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape
carving-knife |ˈkɑːrvɪŋ naɪf| — A large knife designed for cutting cooked turkey and similar dishes.
caryatid |ˌkærɪˈætɪd| — a supporting column carved in the shape of a person
cascade |kæˈskeɪd| — a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls
case |keɪs| — an occurrence of something
case-by-case — separate and distinct from others of the same kind
case-harden |ˈkeɪsˌhɑːdn| — (metallurgy) To impart greater hardness to the surface of a piece of metal.
case-hardened |ˈkeɪs hɑːrdənd| — used of persons; emotionally hardened
case-hardening |ˈkeɪsˌhɑːdnɪŋ| — Present participle of case harden.
case-history |keɪs ˈhɪstərɪ| — The details of the history of some case (often medical).
case-knife |ˈkeɪsnaɪʃ| — A knife carried in a sheath or case.
case-law |ˈkeɪs lɔː| — Law or system of laws established based on judicial precedent rather than on statutory laws created by legislation.
case-shot |ˈkeɪsʃɒt| — (military, historical) A collection of small projectiles enclosed in a case or canister.
casein |keˈsiːn| — a milk protein used in making e.g. plastics and adhesives
caseload |ˈkeɪsləʊd| — The workload of a person or group that handles cases; the relative volume of cases expected to be worked upon.
casemate |ˈkeɪsmeɪt| — A bombproof chamber, usually of masonry, in which cannon may be placed, to be fired through embrasures; or one capable of being used as a magazine, or for quartering troops.
casement |ˈkeɪsmənt| — a window sash that is hinged (usually on one side)
caseous |ˈkeɪsiːəs| — of damaged or necrotic tissue; cheeselike
casern |kəˈsɜːrn| — military barracks in a garrison town
caseworker |ˈkeɪˌswərkər| — someone employed to provide social services (especially to the disadvantaged)
caseworm — insect larva that constructs a protective case around its body
cash |kæʃ| — money in the form of bills or coins
cashable |ˈkæʃəbəl| — able to be converted into ready money or the equivalent
cashbook — A book used to record amounts of money received or paid out.
cashbox — a strongbox for holding cash
cashew |ˈkæʃuː| — tropical American evergreen tree bearing kidney-shaped nuts that are edible only when roasted
cashier |kæˈʃɪr| — an employee of a bank who receives and pays out money
cashmere |ˈkæʒmɪr| — a soft fabric made from the wool of the Cashmere goat
casing |ˈkeɪsɪŋ| — the housing or outer covering of something
casino |kəˈsiːnəʊ| — a public building for gambling and entertainment
cask |kæsk| — the quantity a cask will hold
casket |ˈkæskɪt| — box in which a corpse is buried or cremated
casque |kask| — (15-16th century) any armor for the head; usually ornate without a visor
cassation |kæˈseɪʃən| — The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
cassava |kəˈsɑːvə| — a starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant; the source of tapioca; a staple food in the tropics
casserole |ˈkæsərəʊl| — food cooked and served in a casserole
cassette |kəˈset| — a container that holds a magnetic tape used for recording or playing sound or video
cassia |ˈkæʃɪə| — any of various trees or shrubs of the genus Cassia having pinnately compound leaves and usually yellow flowers followed by long seedpods
cassiopeia |ˌkasɪə(ʊ)ˈpiːə| — (Greek mythology) the wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda
cassiopeium |ˌkæsɪəʊˈpiːjəm| — (obsolete) The original name of the element lutetium.
cassock |ˈkæsək| — a black garment reaching down to the ankles; worn by priests or choristers
cassowary |ˈkæsəwerɪ| — large black flightless bird of Australia and New Guinea having a horny head crest
cast |kæst| — the actors in a play
cast about |ˈkæst əˈbaʊt| — search anxiously
cast away |ˈkæst əˈweɪ| — throw or cast away
cast down |ˈkæst ˈdaʊn| — lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
cast off |ˈkæst ˈɒf| — get rid of
cast on |ˈkæst ɑːn| — make the first row of stitches when knitting
cast out |ˈkæst ˈaʊt| — expel from a community or group
cast-iron |kæst ˈaɪən| — extremely robust
cast-off |ˈkæst ɒf| — thrown away
castanets |ˌkæstəˈnets| — (used in the plural) a percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance
castaway |ˈkæstəweɪ| — a person who is rejected (from society or home)
caste |kæst| — social status or position conferred by a system based on class
castellan |ˈkastələn| — The governor or caretaker of a castle or keep.
castellated |ˈkæstəleɪtɪd| — having or resembling repeated square indentations like those in a battlement
caster |ˈkastər| — a worker who casts molten metal into finished products
castigate |ˈkæstɪɡeɪt| — censure severely
Castilian |kæˈstɪlɪən| — the Spanish language as spoken in Castile
casting |ˈkæstɪŋ| — object formed by a mold
castle |ˈkæsl| — a large and stately mansion
castling |ˈkæsəlɪŋ| — interchanging the positions of the king and a rook
castoff |ˈkæstˌɔːf| — something that has been rejected or discarded; a reject
castoffs |ˈkæˌstɒfs| — plural form of castoff
castor |ˈkæstər| — a multiple star with 6 components; second brightest in Gemini; close to Pollux
castoreum — The bitter exudate of the castor sacs of mature beavers.
castrate |ˈkæstreɪt| — a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction
castrated |ˈkæˌstretəd| — deprived of sexual capacity or sexual attributes
castration |kæˈstreɪʃn| — neutering a male animal by removing the testicles
casual |ˈkæʒʊəl| — marked by blithe unconcern
casualize |ˈkæʒjʊəlaɪz| — To become, or cause to become, casual; to become regarded casually
casually |ˈkæʒʊəlɪ| — not methodically or according to plan
casualties |ˈkæʒəwəltɪz| — plural form of casualty
casualty |ˈkæʒʊəltɪ| — someone injured or killed or captured or missing in a military engagement
casuist |ˈkæzjʊɪst| — someone whose reasoning is subtle and often specious
casuistic |ˌkæzjʊˈɪstɪk| — of or relating to or practicing casuistry
casuistical |ˌkæzjʊˈɪstɪkəl| — of or relating to or practicing casuistry
casuistry |ˈkæʒʊɪstrɪ| — argumentation that is specious or excessively subtle and intended to be misleading
cat |kæt| — feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats
cat's-paw |ˈkatspɔː| — a person used by another to gain an end
cat-and-mouse |ˈkætəndˈmaʊs| — (idiomatic) suspenseful, involving alternating roles of attack and defence.
cat-like |ˈkæˌtlaɪk| — Alternative form of catlike.
cataclysm |ˈkætəklɪzəm| — a sudden violent change in the earth's surface
cataclysmic |ˌkætəˈklɪzmɪk| — severely destructive
catacomb |ˈkætəkuːm| — an underground tunnel with recesses where bodies were buried (as in ancient Rome)
catafalque |ˈkætəfælk| — a decorated bier on which a coffin rests in state during a funeral
Catalan |ˈkætəlæn| — a native or inhabitant of Catalonia
catalepsy |ˈkætəlepsɪ| — a trancelike state with loss of voluntary motion and failure to react to stimuli
cataleptic |ˌkætəˈleptɪk| — a person suffering from catalepsy
catalog |ˈkætəlɔːɡ| — a book or pamphlet containing an enumeration of things
catalogue |ˈkætəlɔːɡ| — a complete list of things; usually arranged systematically
cataloguer |ˈkætəlɒɡə| — a librarian who classifies publications according to a categorial system
catalysis |kəˈtæləsɪs| — acceleration of a chemical reaction induced the presence of material that is chemically unchanged at the end of the reaction
catalyst |ˈkætəlɪst| — (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected
catalytic |ˌkætəˈlɪtɪk| — relating to or causing or involving catalysis
catalyze |ˈkætəˌlaɪz| — change by catalysis or cause to catalyze
catalyzer |ˈkætəlaɪzə| — That which catalyzes.
catamaran |ˌkætəməˈræn| — a boat with two parallel hulls held together by single deck
catamount |ˈkadəˌmaʊnt| — short-tailed wildcats with usually tufted ears; valued for their fur
catamountain — bushy-tailed wildcat of Europe that resembles the domestic cat and is regarded as the ancestor of the domestic cat
cataplasm |ˈkadəˌplazəm| — a medical dressing consisting of a soft heated mass of meal or clay that is spread on a cloth and applied to the skin to treat inflamed areas or improve circulation etc.
catapult |ˈkætəpʌlt| — a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones
cataract |ˈkætərækt| — an eye disease that involves the clouding or opacification of the natural lens of the eye
catarrh |kəˈtɑːr| — inflammation of the nose and throat with increased production of mucus
catastrophe |kəˈtæstrəfɪ| — an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
catastrophic |ˌkætəˈstrɑːfɪk| — extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin
catbird |ˈkatbərd| — any of various birds of the Australian region whose males build ornamented structures resembling bowers in order to attract females
catcall |ˈkætkɔːl| — a cry expressing disapproval
catch |kætʃ| — a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident
catch on |ˈkætʃ ɑːn| — understand, usually after some initial difficulty
catch up |ˈkætʃ ʌp| — reach the point where one should be after a delay
catchall |ˈkæˌtʃɒl| — an enclosure or receptacle for odds and ends
catcher |ˈkætʃər| — (baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher
catching |ˈkætʃɪŋ| — (baseball) playing the position of catcher on a baseball team
catchment |ˈkætʃmənt| — a structure in which water is collected (especially a natural drainage area)
catchment-basin |ˈkætʃmənt beɪsən| — (hydrology) A topographic region in which all water drains to a common outlet; a watershed.
catchpenny |ˈkætʃpenɪ| — designed to sell quickly without concern for quality
catchpole — A sheriff’s officer, usually one who arrests debtors.
catchpoll |ˈkætʃpəʊl| — Alternative form of catchpole.
catchup |ˈkætʃəp| — A variant of catsup or ketchup.
catchword |ˈkætʃwɜːrd| — a favorite saying of a sect or political group
catchy |ˈkætʃɪ| — having concealed difficulty
catechism |ˈkætəkɪzəm| — a series of question put to an individual (such as a political candidate) to elicit their views
catechist |ˈkadəkəst| — one who instructs catechumens in preparation for baptism (especially one using a catechism)
catechize |ˈkætəkaɪz| — examine through questioning and answering
catechu |ˈkætʌˌtʃuː| — extract of the heartwood of Acacia catechu used for dyeing and tanning and preserving fishnets and sails; formerly used medicinally
catechumen |ˌkætʌˈkjuːmən| — a new convert being taught the principles of Christianity by a catechist
categorical |ˌkætəˈɡɔːrɪkl| — not modified or restricted by reservations
categorically |ˌkætəˈɡɔːrɪklɪ| — in an unqualified manner
categorization |ˌkætəɡərəˈzeɪʃn| — a group of people or things arranged by class or category
categorize |ˈkætəɡəraɪz| — place into or assign to a category
category |ˈkætəɡɔːrɪ| — a collection of things sharing a common attribute
catena |kəˈtiːnə| — a chain of connected ideas or passages or objects so arranged that each member is closely related to the preceding and following members (especially a series of patristic comments elucidating Christian dogma)
catenarian |ˌkætɪˈneərɪən| — catenary; like a chain
catenary |ˈkætˌneriː| — the curve theoretically assumed by a perfectly flexible and inextensible cord of uniform density and cross section hanging freely from two fixed points
catenate |ˈkætˌneɪt| — arrange in a series of rings or chains, as for spores
catenation |ˌkætɪˈneɪʃən| — The act or process of catenating.
cater |ˈkeɪtər| — give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
cater-cornered |ˈkeɪtəˌkɔːnəd| — slanted across a polygon on a diagonal line
cater-cousin |ˈkeɪtəˌkʌzn| — Distant relative, especially a very distant relative, of doubtful relation.
caterer |ˈkeɪtərər| — someone who provides food and service (as for a party)
catering |ˈkeɪtərɪŋ| — providing food and services
caterpillar |ˈkætərpɪlər| — a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
caterwaul |ˈkætərwɔːl| — the yowling sound made by a cat in heat
catfish |ˈkætfɪʃ| — flesh of scaleless food fish of the southern United States; often farmed
catgut |ˈkætɡʌt| — perennial subshrub of eastern North America having downy leaves yellowish and rose flowers and; source of rotenone
catharsis |kəˈθɑːrsɪs| — (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions
cathartic |kəˈθɑːrtɪk| — a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels
Cathay |kæˈθeɪ| — a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
cathead |ˈkatˌhed| — (nautical) A heavy piece of timber projecting from each side of the bow of a ship for holding anchors which were fitted with a stock in position for letting go or for securing after weighing.
cathedra — a throne that is the official chair of a bishop
cathedral |kəˈθiːdrəl| — any large and important church
Catherine-wheel |ˈkæθrɪn wiːl| — A breaking wheel.
catheter |ˈkæθɪtər| — a thin flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction or withdrawal of fluids or to keep the passageway open
cathode |ˈkæθəʊd| — a negatively charged electrode that is the source of electrons entering an electrical device
catholic |ˈkæθlɪk| — a member of a Catholic church
Catholicism |kəˈθɑːləsɪzəm| — the beliefs and practices of a Catholic Church
catholicity |ˌkæθəˈlɪsɪtɪ| — the beliefs and practices of a Catholic Church
catholicize |kəˈθɑːlɪsaɪz| — cause to adopt Catholicism
cathouse |ˈkatˌhaʊs| — a building where prostitutes are available
cation |ˈkætaɪən| — a positively charged ion
catkin |ˈkætkɪn| — a cylindrical spikelike inflorescence
catlike |ˈkæˌtlaɪk| — resembling a cat; feline
catling |ˈkætlɪŋ| — a long double-edged knife used for amputations
catmint |ˈkætmɪnt| — hairy aromatic perennial herb having whorls of small white purple-spotted flowers in a terminal spike; used in the past as a domestic remedy; strongly attractive to cats
catnap |ˈkætnæp| — sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)
catnip |ˈkatˌnɪp| — hairy aromatic perennial herb having whorls of small white purple-spotted flowers in a terminal spike; used in the past as a domestic remedy; strongly attractive to cats
catoptric |kəˈtɑːptriːk| — of or relating to catoptrics; produced by or based on mirrors
catoptrics |kəˈtɑːptrɪks| — branch of optics dealing with formation of images by mirrors
catsup |ˈketʃəp| — thick spicy sauce made from tomatoes
cattily |ˈkætɪlɪ| — In a catty manner.
cattish |ˈkætɪʃ| — marked by or arising from malice
cattle |ˈkætl| — domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age
cattle-grid |ˈkætlɡrɪd| — attributive form of cattle grid
cattleman |ˈkadlmən| — a man who raises (or tends) cattle
catty |ˈkætɪ| — any of various units of weight used in southeastern Asia (especially a Chinese measure equal to 500 grams)
Caucasian |kɔːˈkeɪzɪən| — a Caucasian
caucus |ˈkɔːkəs| — a closed political meeting
caudal |ˈkɑːdəl| — resembling a tail
caudate |ˈkɔːdeɪt| — a tail-shaped basal ganglion located in a lateral ventricle of the brain
caudle |ˈkɒdəl| — A hot drink given to the sick, consisting of wine or ale, eggs, and bread.
caught |kɔːt| — (cricket) Of the method of being out in which the striker hits the ball and a fielder catches it.
caul |ˈkɑːl| — part of the peritoneum attached to the stomach and to the colon and covering the intestines
cauldron |ˈkɔːldrən| — a very large pot that is used for boiling
caulescent |kɔːˈlesənt| — (of plants) producing a well-developed stem above ground
cauliflower |ˈkɔːlɪflaʊər| — a plant having a large edible head of crowded white flower buds
caulk |kɔːk| — a waterproof filler and sealant that is used in building and repair to make watertight
caulker |ˈkɔːkər| — A person who caulks various structures (as ships) and certain types of piping
caulking |ˈkɒkɪŋ| — a waterproof filler and sealant that is used in building and repair to make watertight
causal |ˈkɔːzl| — involving or constituting a cause; causing
causality |kɔːˈzælətɪ| — the relation between causes and effects
causation |kɔːˈzeɪʃn| — the act of causing something to happen
causative |ˈkɔːzətɪv| — producing an effect
cause |kɔːz| — events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
caused |ˈkɑːzd| — simple past tense and past participle of cause
causeless |ˈkɔːzləs| — having no justifying cause or reason
causer |ˈkɒzər| — someone or something that causes or produces an effect.
causerie |ˈkəʊzərɪ| — light informal conversation for social occasions
causeway |ˈkɔːzweɪ| — a road that is raised above water or marshland or sand
causey |ˈkɒzɪ| — (now dialectal) A causeway across marshy ground, an area of sea etc.
causing |ˈkɑːzɪŋ| — the act of causing something to happen
caustic |ˈkɔːstɪk| — any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
causticity |kɔːˈstɪsɪtiː| — The quality of being physically caustic; burning, corrosive.
cauterization |ˌkɔːtəraɪˈseɪʃən| — the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing
cauterize |ˈkɔːtəraɪz| — burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent
cautery |ˈkɔːtəriː| — an instrument or substance used to destroy tissue for medical reasons (eg removal of a wart) by burning it with a hot iron or an electric current or a caustic or by freezing it
caution |ˈkɔːʃn| — the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger
cautionary |ˈkɔːʃənerɪ| — warding off
cautious |ˈkɔːʃəs| — people who are fearful and cautious
cautiously |ˈkɔːʃəslɪ| — as if with kid gloves; with caution or prudence or tact
cavalcade |ˌkævlˈkeɪd| — a procession of people traveling on horseback
cavalier |ˌkævəˈlɪr| — a gallant or courtly gentleman
cavalry |ˈkævlrɪ| — troops trained to fight on horseback
cavalryman |ˈkævəlrɪmən| — a soldier in a motorized army unit
cave |keɪv| — a geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea
cave in |ˈkeɪv ɪn| — the sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it
cave-dweller |ˈkeɪv dwelər| — Prehistoric human who lived in caves, a caveman or cavewoman
cave-in |ˈkeɪv ɪn| — Alternative spelling of cave in.
caveat |ˈkævɪæt| — a warning against certain acts
caveman |ˈkeɪvmæn| — someone who lives in a cave
cavendish |ˈkævənˌdɪʃ| — British chemist and physicist who established that water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen and who calculated the density of the earth (1731-1810)
cavern |ˈkævərn| — any large dark enclosed space
cavernous |ˈkævərnəs| — being or suggesting a cavern
caviar |ˈkævɪɑːr| — salted roe of sturgeon or other large fish; usually served as an hors d'oeuvre
caviare |ˈkævɪɑːrr| — salted roe of sturgeon or other large fish; usually served as an hors d'oeuvre
cavil |ˈkævl| — an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
caviller |ˈkævɪlə| — a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections
cavity |ˈkævətɪ| — a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
cavort |kəˈvɔːrt| — play boisterously
caw |kɔː| — the sound made by corvine birds
cay |ˈkeɪ| — a coral reef off the southern coast of Florida
cayenne |keɪˈen| — plant bearing very hot and finely tapering long peppers; usually red
cayman |ˈkeɪmən| — a semiaquatic reptile of Central and South America that resembles an alligator but has a more heavily armored belly