English dictionary


cease |siːs| — (`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end

cease-fire |ˈsiːsˌfaɪər| — a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms

ceaseless |ˈsiːsləs| — uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing

cecity |ˈsiːsɪtɪ| — the state of being blind or lacking sight

cecum |ˈsiːkəm| — the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens

cedar |ˈsiːdər| — any of numerous trees of the family Cupressaceae that resemble cedars

cede |siːd| — give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another

cedilla |sɪˈdɪlə| — a diacritical mark (,) placed below the letter c to indicate that it is pronounced as an s

ceiling |ˈsiːlɪŋ| — the overhead upper surface of a covered space

celandine |ˈseləndaɪn| — North American annual plant with usually yellow or orange flowers; grows chiefly on wet rather acid soil

celebrant |ˈselɪbrənt| — a person who is celebrating

celebrate |ˈselɪbreɪt| — behave as expected during of holidays or rites

celebrated |ˈselɪbreɪtɪd| — widely known and esteemed

celebration |ˌselɪˈbreɪʃn| — a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event

celebratory |ˈseləbrətɔːri| — used for celebrating

celebrity |səˈlebrəti| — a widely known person

celerity |sɪˈlerɪti| — a rate that is rapid

celery |ˈseləri| — widely cultivated herb with aromatic leaf stalks that are eaten raw or cooked

celestial |səˈlestʃl| — of heaven or the spirit

celibacy |ˈselɪbəsi| — an unmarried status

celibate |ˈselɪbət| — an unmarried person who has taken a religious vow of chastity

cell |sel| — any small compartment

cellar |ˈselər| — the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage

cellarage |ˈselərij| — a charge for storing goods in a cellar

cellaret |ˌseləˈret| — sideboard with compartments for holding bottles

cellist |ˈtʃelɪst| — someone who plays a violoncello

cello |ˈtʃeloʊ| — a large stringed instrument; seated player holds it upright while playing

cellophane |ˈseləfeɪn| — a transparent paperlike product that is impervious to moisture and used to wrap candy or cigarettes etc.

cellphone |ˈselfoʊn| — a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver

cellular |ˈseljələr| — relating to cells

cellulite |ˈseljulaɪt| — lumpy deposits of body fat especially on women's thighs etc.

celluloid |ˈseljulɔɪd| — highly flammable substance made from cellulose nitrate and camphor; used in e.g. motion-picture and X-ray film; its use has decreased with the development of nonflammable thermoplastics

cellulose |ˈseljuloʊs| — a polysaccharide that is the chief constituent of all plant tissues and fibers

Celsius |ˈselsiəs| — Swedish astronomer who devised the centigrade thermometer (1701-1744)

celt |kelt| — a member of a European people who once occupied Britain and Spain and Gaul prior to Roman times

Celtic |ˈkeltɪk| — a branch of the Indo-European languages that (judging from inscriptions and place names) was spread widely over Europe in the pre-Christian era

celtuce |ˈseltɪs| — lettuce valued especially for its edible stems

cembalo |ˈtʃembəˌloʊ| — a clavier with strings that are plucked by plectra mounted on pivots

cement |sɪˈment| — concrete pavement is sometimes referred to as cement

cemetery |ˈseməteri| — a tract of land used for burials

cenotaph |ˈsenətæf| — a monument built to honor people whose remains are interred elsewhere or whose remains cannot be recovered

cense |sens| — perfume especially with a censer

censer |ˈsensər| — a container for burning incense (especially one that is swung on a chain in a religious ritual)

censor |ˈsensər| — someone who censures or condemns

censorial |senˈsɔːriːəl| — belonging or relating to a censor or a censor's functions

censorious |senˈsɔːriəs| — harshly critical or expressing censure

censorship |ˈsensərʃɪp| — counterintelligence achieved by banning or deleting any information of value to the enemy

censurable |ˈsenʃərəbəl| — deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious

censure |ˈsenʃər| — harsh criticism or disapproval

census |ˈsensəs| — a periodic count of the population

cent |sent| — a fractional monetary unit of several countries

cental |ˈsentl| — a United States unit of weight equivalent to 100 pounds

centaur |ˈsentɔːr| — (classical mythology) a mythical being that is half man and half horse

centenarian |ˌsentɪˈneriən| — someone who is at least 100 years old

centenary |senˈtenəri| — the 100th anniversary (or the celebration of it)

centennial |senˈteniəl| — the 100th anniversary (or the celebration of it)

center |ˈsentər| — an area that is approximately central within some larger region

centerboard  — a retractable fin keel used on sailboats to prevent drifting to leeward

centered |ˈsentərd| — being or placed in the center

centering |ˈsentərɪŋ| — the concentration of attention or energy on something

centerpiece |ˈsentərˌpis| — the central or most important feature

centesimal |senˈtesəməl| — the ordinal number of one hundred in counting order

centigrade |ˈsentɪɡreɪd| — of or relating to a temperature scale on which the freezing point of water is 0 degrees and the boiling point of water is 100 degrees

centime |ˈsenˌtaɪm| — a fractional monetary unit of several countries: France and Algeria and Belgium and Burkina Faso and Burundi and Cameroon and Chad and the Congo and Gabon and Haiti and the Ivory Coast and Luxembourg and Mali and Morocco and Niger and Rwanda and Senegal a

centimeter |ˈsentəˌmitər| — a metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter

centimetre |ˈsentɪmiːtər| — a metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter

centipede |ˈsentɪpiːd| — chiefly nocturnal predacious arthropod having a flattened body of 15 to 173 segments each with a pair of legs, the foremost pair being modified as prehensors

centner |ˈsentnər| — a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms

central |ˈsentrəl| — a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication

centrality |senˈtræləti| — the property of being central

centralization |ˌsentrələˈzeɪʃn| — the act of consolidating power under a central control

centralize |ˈsentrəlaɪz| — make central

centralized |ˈsentrəˌlaɪzd| — drawn toward a center or brought under the control of a central authority

centrally |ˈsentrəli| — in or near or toward a center or according to a central role or function

centre |ˈsentər| — a low-lying region in central France

centreboard |ˈsentərbɔːrd| — a retractable fin keel used on sailboats to prevent drifting to leeward

centrepiece |ˈsentərpiːs| — the central or most important feature

centric |ˈsentrik| — having or situated at or near a center

centrical |ˈsentrɪkəl| — having or situated at or near a center

centrifugal |ˌsentrɪˈfjuːɡl| — tending away from centralization, as of authority

centrifuge |ˈsentrɪfjuːdʒ| — an apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspension

centripetal |senˈtrɪpɪtl| — tending to unify

centrist |ˈsentrɪst| — a person who takes a position in the political center

century |ˈsentʃəri| — a period of 100 years

cephalic |sɪˈfælɪk| — of or relating to the head

cephalitis |ˌsefəˈlaɪtɪs| — inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus; symptoms include headache and neck pain and drowsiness and nausea and fever (`phrenitis' is no longer in scientific use)

cephalopoda |ˌsefəˈlɒpədə| — octopuses; squids; cuttlefish; pearly nautilus

ceramic |səˈræmɪk| — an artifact made of hard brittle material produced from nonmetallic minerals by firing at high temperatures

ceramics |səˈræmɪks| — the art of making and decorating pottery

ceramist |ˈserəmɪst| — a craftsman who shapes pottery on a potter's wheel and bakes them it a kiln

cerastes |sɪˈræstiːz| — highly venomous viper of northern Africa and southwestern Asia having a horny spine above each eye

cerate |ˈsiːreɪt| — a hard medicated paste made of lard or oil mixed with wax or resin

cere |sir| — the fleshy, waxy covering at the base of the upper beak of some birds

cereal |ˈsɪriəl| — grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet

cerebellum |ˌserəˈbeləm| — a major division of the vertebrate brain; situated above the medulla oblongata and beneath the cerebrum in humans

cerebral |səˈriːbrəl| — involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct

cerebrate  — use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

cerebration |ˌserɪˈbreɪʃən| — the process of using your mind to consider something carefully

cerebrum |səˈriːbrəm| — anterior portion of the brain consisting of two hemispheres; dominant part of the brain in humans

cerecloth |ˈsiːrklɔːθ| — a waterproof waxed cloth once used as a shroud

cerement |ˈsiːrmənt| — burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped

ceremonial |ˌserɪˈmoʊniəl| — a formal event performed on a special occasion

ceremonious |ˌserəˈmoʊniəs| — rigidly formal or bound by convention

ceremoniously |ˌserɪˈmoʊnɪəsli| — in a ceremonious manner

ceremony |ˈserəmoʊni| — a formal event performed on a special occasion

Ceres |ˈsɪriz| — (Roman mythology) goddess of agriculture; counterpart of Greek Demeter

cerise |səˈriːz| — a red the color of ripe cherries

cerium |ˈsɪriəm| — a ductile grey metallic element of the lanthanide series; used in lighter flints; the most abundant of the rare-earth group

cert |sɜːrt| — an absolute certainty

certain |ˈsɜːrtn| — definite but not specified or identified

certainly |ˈsɜːrtnli| — definitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used informally for `surely')

certainty |ˈsɜːrtnti| — the state of being certain

certifiable |ˈsɜːrtɪfaɪəbl| — fit to be certified as insane (and treated accordingly)

certificate |sərˈtɪfɪkət| — a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts

certificated |səˈtɪfɪkeɪtɪd| — furnished with or authorized by a certificate:

certification |ˌsɜːrtɪfɪˈkeɪʃn| — the act of certifying or bestowing a franchise on

certified |ˈsərt̬əˌfɑɪd| — fit to be certified as insane (and treated accordingly)

certify |ˈsɜːrtɪfaɪ| — provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes

certitude |ˈsɜːrtɪtuːd| — total certainty or greater certainty than circumstances warrant

cerulean |sɪˈruːliən| — a light shade of blue

cerumen |sɪˈruːmən| — a soft yellow wax secreted by glands in the ear canal

ceruse |ˈsiːruːs| — a poisonous white pigment that contains lead

cervical |ˈsɜːrvɪkl| — of or relating to the cervix of the uterus

cervine |ˈsɜːrvaɪn| — relating to or resembling deer

cervix |ˈsɜːrvɪks| — the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body

cesarean |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)

cesium |ˈsiːziəm| — a soft silver-white ductile metallic element (liquid at normal temperatures); the most electropositive and alkaline metal

cessation |seˈseɪʃn| — a stopping

cession |ˈseʃn| — the act of ceding

cesspit |ˈsespɪt| — a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it

cesspool |ˈsesˌpuːl| — a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it

cetacean |sɪˈteɪʃn| — large aquatic carnivorous mammal with fin-like forelimbs no hind limbs, including: whales; dolphins; porpoises; narwhals

cetaceous |sɪˈteɪʃjəs| — of or relating to whales and dolphins etc