C — ca ce ch ci cl co cr ct cu cy cz cc cs cd cp
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
ceil |siːl| — To line or finish a surface, as of a wall, with plaster, stucco, thin boards, or the like.
ceiling |ˈsiːlɪŋ| — the overhead upper surface of a covered space
celadon |ˈseləˌdɑːn| — A pale green colour or tinted with gray.
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 |ˈseləbrətɔːrɪ| — used for celebrating
celebrity |səˈlebrətɪ| — a widely known person
celerity |sɪˈlerɪtɪ| — a rate that is rapid
celery |ˈselərɪ| — widely cultivated herb with aromatic leaf stalks that are eaten raw or cooked
celestial |səˈlestʃl| — of heaven or the spirit
celibacy |ˈselɪbəsɪ| — an unmarried status
celibatarian |ˌselɪbəˈteərɪən| — One who remains celibate.
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 |ˈselərɪj| — a charge for storing goods in a cellar
cellarer |ˈselərər| — The person, usually in a monastery, responsible for providing food and drink.
cellaret |ˌseləˈret| — sideboard with compartments for holding bottles
cellarette — A drinks cabinet
cellarman |ˈseləmən| — A person in charge of the alcoholic drinks (traditionally the wine cellar) in a tavern etc.
cellist |ˈtʃelɪst| — someone who plays a violoncello
cello |ˈtʃeləʊ| — 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 |ˈselfəʊn| — 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
cellulate |ˈseljəˌleɪt| — divide into chambers or cells; cellular, cellulated
cellule |ˈseljuːl| — A small cell.
cellulite |ˈseljʊlaɪt| — lumpy deposits of body fat especially on women's thighs etc.
celluloid |ˈseljʊlɔɪd| — 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 |ˈseljʊləʊs| — a polysaccharide that is the chief constituent of all plant tissues and fibers
Celsius |ˈselsɪəs| — 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 |ˈtʃembəˌləʊ| — a clavier with strings that are plucked by plectra mounted on pivots
cembalos — plural form of cembalo
cement |sɪˈment| — concrete pavement is sometimes referred to as cement
cementation |ˌsiːmenˈteɪʃn| — The act of cementing
cementing |səˈmentɪŋ| — Present participle of cement.
cemetery |ˈseməterɪ| — 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 |senˈsɔːrɪəs| — 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 |ˌsentɪˈnerɪən| — someone who is at least 100 years old
centenary |senˈtenərɪ| — the 100th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
centennial |senˈtenɪəl| — 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 |ˈsentərˌpɪs| — 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
centigram |ˈsentɪɡræm| — (metrology) An SI unit of mass equal to 10−2 grams.
centigramme |ˈsentɪɡræm| — Alternative spelling of centigram.
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 |ˈsentəˌmɪtər| — 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 |senˈtrælətɪ| — 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 |ˈsentrəlɪ| — in or near or toward a center or according to a central role or function
centre |ˈsentər| — a low-lying region in central France
centre-board |ˈsentə bɔːrd| — Alternative spelling of centreboard.
centreboard |ˈsentərbɔːrd| — a retractable fin keel used on sailboats to prevent drifting to leeward
centrepiece |ˈsentərpiːs| — the central or most important feature
centric |ˈsentrɪk| — having or situated at or near a center
centrical |ˈsentrɪkəl| — having or situated at or near a center
centricity — The state or quality of being centric; centricalness.
centrifugal |ˌsentrɪˈfjuːɡl| — tending away from centralization, as of authority
centrifuge |ˈsentrɪfjuːdʒ| — an apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspension
centring |ˈsentərɪŋ| — Present participle of centre.
centripetal |senˈtrɪpɪtl| — tending to unify
centrist |ˈsentrɪst| — a person who takes a position in the political center
centuple |ˈsentəpəl| — Hundredfold. Multiplied by one hundred.
centuplicate |senˈtuːpləˌkeɪt| — To make a hundredfold; to repeat or multiply a hundred times.
century |ˈsentʃərɪ| — 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 |sɪr| — the fleshy, waxy covering at the base of the upper beak of some birds
cereal |ˈsɪrɪəl| — 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
cerecloths — plural form of cerecloth
cerement |ˈserəmənt ˈsɪ(ə)rmənt| — burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
cerements — plural form of cerement
ceremonial |ˌserɪˈməʊnɪəl| — a formal event performed on a special occasion
ceremonialism — A fondness for ceremony, especially in religion; ritualism.
ceremonious |ˌserəˈməʊnɪəs| — rigidly formal or bound by convention
ceremoniously |ˌserɪˈməʊnɪəslɪ| — in a ceremonious manner
ceremony |ˈserəməʊnɪ| — a formal event performed on a special occasion
Ceres |ˈsɪrɪz| — (Roman mythology) goddess of agriculture; counterpart of Greek Demeter
cerise |səˈriːs| — a red the color of ripe cherries
cerium |ˈsɪrɪəm| — a ductile grey metallic element of the lanthanide series; used in lighter flints; the most abundant of the rare-earth group
cermet |ˈsərmet| — A composite material composed of ceramic and metal materials, used in such applications as industrial saws and turbine blades.
ceroplastics |ˈsɪərəʊˈplæstɪks| — The art of modelling in wax.
cert |sɜːrt| — an absolute certainty
certain |ˈsɜːrtn| — definite but not specified or identified
certainly |ˈsɜːrtnlɪ| — definitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used informally for `surely')
certainty |ˈsɜːrtntɪ| — 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 |ˈsərtəˌfɑɪd| — 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 |sɪˈruːlɪən| — 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
cervelat |ˈsɜːvəlɑː| — A Swiss smoked sausage made with pork or beef.
cervical |ˈsɜːrvɪkl| — of or relating to the cervix of the uterus
cervices |ˈsɜːvɪsiːz| — plural form of cervix
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 |ˈsiːzɪəm| — a soft silver-white ductile metallic element (liquid at normal temperatures); the most electropositive and alkaline metal
cess |ses| — (UK, Ireland) An assessed tax.
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
cestoid |ˈsestɔɪd| — Any of the parasitic flatworms of the class Cestoda.
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