English dictionary


ci-devant |siːdˈvɑːŋ| — Former, late; formerly.

cicada |sɪˈkeɪdə| — stout-bodied insect with large membranous wings; male has drum-like organs for producing a high-pitched drone

cicatrice |ˈsɪkətrɪs| — a mark left (usually on the skin) by the healing of injured tissue

cicatrix |ˈsɪkəˌtrɪks| — a mark left (usually on the skin) by the healing of injured tissue

cicatrization |ˌsɪkətraɪˈzeɪʃən| — (medicine) The process of forming a cicatrix; the state of being cicatrized.

cicatrize |ˈsɪkəˌtraɪz| — form a scar, after an injury

cicely |ˈsɪsəlɪ| — Myrrhis odorata, a plant in the genus Myrrhis, in the family Apiaceae.

Cicero |ˈsɪsəˌrəʊ| — a linear unit of the size of type slightly larger than an em

cicerone |ˈsɪsəˌrɒnɪ| — a guide who conducts and informs sightseers

ciceroni |ˌtʃɪtʃəˈrəʊniː| — plural form of cicerone

Ciceronian |sɪsəˈrəʊniːən| — Of, or relating to Marcus Tullius Cicero, or the ideas in his philosophical treatises.

cider |ˈsaɪdər| — a beverage made from juice pressed from apples

cigar |sɪˈɡɑːr| — a roll of tobacco for smoking

cigarette |ˈsɪɡəret| — finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking

cigarette-lighter |ˌsɪɡəˈretˌlaɪtə| — A small, handheld device for creating fire, especially for lighting cigarettes.

ciggy |ˈsɪɡɪ| — (slang) A cigarette.

cilantro |sɪˈlæntrəʊ| — Old World herb with aromatic leaves and seed resembling parsley

cilia |ˈsɪlɪə| — Irregular plural form of cilium

ciliary |ˈsɪliːeriː| — relating to the ciliary body and associated structures of the eye

ciliated |ˈsɪliːˌeɪtɪd| — having a margin or fringe of hairlike projections

cilice |ˈsɪləs| — A hairshirt.

Cimmerian |sɪˈmiːriːən| — intensely dark and gloomy as with perpetual darkness

cinch |sɪntʃ| — any undertaking that is easy to do

cinchona |sɪŋˈkəʊnə| — medicinal bark of cinchona trees; source of quinine and quinidine

cincture |ˈsɪŋktʃər| — a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers

cinder |ˈsɪndər| — a fragment of incombustible matter left after a wood or coal or charcoal fire

Cinderella |ˌsɪndəˈrelə| — a woman whose merits were not been recognized but who then achieves sudden success and recognition

cine |ˈsɪnɪ| — (chiefly) cinefilm

cine-camera |ˈsɪnɪ kæmrə| — a camera that takes a sequence of photographs that can give the illusion of motion when viewed in rapid succession

cine-film |ˈsɪnɪ fɪlm| — photographic film several hundred feet long and wound on a spool; to be used in a movie camera

cinecamera  — Alternative form of cine camera.

cinema |ˈsɪnəmə| — a medium that disseminates moving pictures

cinemascope |ˈsɪnəməskəʊp| — An anamorphic lens series used from 1953-1967 for shooting Twentieth Century Fox widescreen movies

cinematic |ˌsɪnəˈmætɪk| — of or pertaining to or characteristic of the cinema

cinematics |sɪnəˈmætɪks| — The use of cinematic techniques; production of material that will make effective cinema viewing.

cinematograph |ˌsɪnəˈmadəɡraf| — (historical) A camera that could develop its own film and served as its own projector.

cinematographic |sɪnəmætʌˈɡræfɪk| — of or pertaining to cinematography

cinematography |ˌsɪnəməˈtɑːɡrəfɪ| — the act of making a film

cineraria |sɪnəˈreriːə| — herb of Canary Islands widely cultivated for its blue or purple or red or variegated daisylike flowers

cinerarium |ˌsɪnəˈreriːəm| — a niche for a funeral urn containing the ashes of the cremated dead

cinerary |ˈsɪnəreriː| — containing or used for ashes of the cremated dead

cineration  — The reducing of anything to ashes by combustion; cinefaction.

cinereous |sɪˈniːriːəs| — An ash-gray colour.

Cingalese |ˌsɪŋɡəˈliːz| — Archaic spelling of Sinhalese.

cinnabar |ˈsɪnəbɑːr| — a heavy reddish mineral consisting of mercuric sulfide; the chief source of mercury

cinnamon |ˈsɪnəmən| — aromatic bark used as a spice

cinque |ˈsɪŋk| — the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one

cinquefoil |ˈsɪŋkfɔɪl| — any of a numerous plants grown for their five-petaled flowers; abundant in temperate regions; alleged to have medicinal properties

cion  — (chiefly in botanical senses) Alternative spelling of scion.

cipher |ˈsaɪfər| — a message written in a secret code

ciprofloxacin  — an oral antibiotic (trade name Cipro) used against serious bacterial infections of the skin or respiratory tract or urinary tract or bones or joints

circa |ˈsɜːrkə| — approximately, about

circadian |sɜːrˈkeɪdɪən| — of or relating to biological processes occurring at 24-hour intervals

Circassian |sərˈkæʃʌn| — a member of the Sunni Muslim people living in northwestern Caucasia

Circe |ˈsɜːrsiː| — (Greek mythology) a sorceress who detained Odysseus on her island and turned his men into swine

circle |ˈsɜːrkl| — ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point

circled |ˈsɜːkəld| — simple past tense and past participle of circle

circlet |ˈsɜːrklət| — a small circle

circling |ˈsɜːkəlɪŋ| — Present participle of circle.

circs |sɜːrks| — plural form of circ

circuit |ˈsɜːrkɪt| — an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow

circuitous |sərˈkjuːɪtəs| — marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct

circuitry |ˈsɜːrkɪtrɪ| — electronic equipment consisting of a system of circuits

circular |ˈsɜːrkjələr| — an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution

circularity |ˌsɜːkjʊˈlærɪtɪ| — the roundness of a 2-dimensional figure

circularize |ˈsɜːkjʊləraɪz| — canvass by distributing letters

circulate |ˈsɜːrkjəleɪt| — become widely known and passed on

circulating |ˈsɜːkjəˌletɪŋ| — passing from one to another

circulation |ˌsɜːrkjəˈleɪʃn| — the dissemination of copies of periodicals (as newspapers or magazines)

circulator |ˈsɜːrkjəleɪtər| — A person or thing that causes something to circulate

circulatory |ˈsɜːrkjələtɔːrɪ| — of or relating to circulation

circum |ˈsɜːkəm| — around

circumambient |sɜːˈkʌmæmbɪənt| — Ascribing to all aspects of; encompassing.

circumambulate |sɜːrkəmˈæmbjəˌˌleɪt| — walk around something

circumbendibus |ˌsɜːrkəmˈbendəbəs| — (often humorous) indirect or roundabout

circumcise |ˈsɜːrkəmsaɪz| — cut the skin over the clitoris

circumcised |ˈsɜːkəmˌsaɪzd| — (of an man) Having had the foreskin of the penis excised.

circumcision |ˌsɜːrkəmˈsɪʒn| — (Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Church) feast day celebrating the circumcision of Jesus; celebrated on January 1st

circumference |sərˈkʌmfərəns| — the size of something as given by the distance around it

circumferential |sərkʌmfəˈrenʃəl| — lying around or just outside the edges or outskirts

circumflex |ˈsɜːrkəmfleks| — a diacritical mark (^) placed above a vowel in some languages to indicate a special phonetic quality

circumfluent |sərˈkʌmfluːənt| — Flowing round; surrounding in the manner of a fluid.

circumfluous |sərˈkʌmfluːəs| — circumfluent

circumfuse |ˌsɜːkəmˈfjuːz| — spread something around something

circumfused  — simple past tense and past participle of circumfuse

circumgyration |ˌsɜːrkəmdʒaɪˈreɪʃən| — rotation, revolution

circumjacent |sɜːrkəmˈdʒeɪsənt| — lying around; surrounding

circumlittoral |ˌsɜːrkəmˈlɪtərəl| — Around, or bordering the shore.

circumlocution |ˌsɜːrkəmləˈkjuːʃn| — a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things

circumlocutional |ˌsɜːkəmləˈkjuːʃənl| — Of or relating to circumlocution : circumlocutionary.

circumlocutory |ˌsɜːkəmləˈkjuːʃən| — roundabout and unnecessarily wordy

circummeridian  — (astronomy) About or around the meridian.

circumnavigate |ˌsɜːrkəmˈnævɪɡeɪt| — travel around, either by plane or ship

circumnavigation |ˌsɜːrkəmˌnævɪˈɡeɪʃn| — traveling around something (by ship or plane)

circumnavigator |ˌsɜːkəmˈnævɪɡeɪtə| — A person who circumnavigates; that is, sails around the world.

circumscribe |ˈsɜːrkəmskraɪb| — draw a line around

circumscribing |ˈsɜːkəmskraɪbɪŋ| — Present participle of circumscribe.

circumscription |ˌsɜːkəmˈskrɪpʃən| — the act of circumscribing

circumsolar |ˌsɜːrkəmˈsəʊlər| — Surrounding or moving around the Sun

circumspect |ˈsɜːrkəmspekt| — heedful of potential consequences

circumspection |ˌsɜːrkəmˈspekʃn| — knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress

circumspective |sɜːrkəmˈspektɪv| — Looking in all directions; cautious or watchful of danger.

circumstance |ˈsɜːrkəmstæns| — a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity

circumstanced |ˈsɜːrkəmˌstænst| — simple past tense and past participle of circumstance

circumstances |ˈsɜːkəmˌstænsəz| — your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)

circumstantial |ˌsɜːrkəmˈstænʃl| — fully detailed and specific about particulars

circumstantiality |sɜːrkəmˌˌstænʃiːˈælɪtiː| — Minute detail.

circumstantially |ˌsərkəmˈstæntʃəlɪ| — according to circumstances

circumstantials  — plural form of circumstantial

circumvent |ˌsɜːrkəmˈvent| — surround so as to force to give up

circumvention |ˌsərkəmˈventʃən| — the act of evading by going around

circumvolution |ˌsɜːrkəmvəˈluːʃən| — the act of turning or winding or folding around a central axis

circus |ˈsɜːrkəs| — a travelling company of entertainers; including trained animals

cirque |sɜːrk| — a steep-walled semicircular basin in a mountain; may contain a lake

cirrhosis |səˈrəʊsɪs| — a chronic disease interfering with the normal functioning of the liver; the major cause is chronic alcoholism

cirri |ˈsɪraɪ| — (botany) plural form of cirrus Tendrils or claspers.

cirrocumulus |ˌsɪrəʊˈkjuːmjələs| — a cloud at a high altitude consisting of a series of regularly arranged small clouds resembling ripples

cirrose  — Alternative spelling of cirrhose.

cirrostratus |ˌsɪrəʊˈstrɑːtəs| — a thin uniform layer of hazy cloud at high altitude

cirrous |ˈsɪrəs| — (botany, zoology) Pertaining to cirri; having filaments, fibrous.

cirrus |ˈsɪrəs| — usually coiled

cisalpine |sɪsˈælpaɪn| — on the Italian or Roman side of the Alps

cisatlantic |ˌsɪsətˈlan(t)ɪk| — Situated on the same side of the Atlantic Ocean.

cissy |ˈsɪsɪ| — having unsuitable feminine qualities

cist |sɪst| — A small receptacle for sacred utensils carried in festivals in ancient Greece

Cistercian |ˌsɪˈstɜːʃən| — member of an order of monks noted for austerity and a vow of silence

cistern |ˈsɪstərn| — a sac or cavity containing fluid especially lymph or cerebrospinal fluid

citadel |ˈsɪtədəl| — a stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle

citation |saɪˈteɪʃn| — an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement

cite |saɪt| — a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage

cither |ˈsɪθər| — a musical stringed instrument with strings stretched over a flat sounding board; it is laid flat and played with a plectrum and with fingers

cithern |ˈsɪθərn| — a 16th century musical instrument resembling a guitar with a pear-shaped soundbox and wire strings

citify |ˈsɪtɪˌfaɪ| — accustom to urban ways

citizen |ˈsɪtɪzn| — a native or naturalized member of a state or other political community

citizenry |ˈsɪtɪzənrɪ| — the body of citizens of a state or country

citizenship |ˈsɪtɪzənʃɪp| — the status of a citizen with rights and duties

citrate |ˈsɪtreɪt| — a salt or ester of citric acid

citric |ˈsɪtrɪk| — of or related to citric acid

citrine |ˌsɪˈtriːn| — semiprecious yellow quartz resembling topaz

citron |ˈsɪtrən| — large lemonlike fruit with thick aromatic rind; usually preserved

citrous |ˈsɪtrəs| — of or relating to plants of the genus Citrus

citrus |ˈsɪtrəs| — any of numerous fruits of the genus Citrus having thick rind and juicy pulp; grown in warm regions

cits |sɪts| — plural form of cit

cittern |ˈsɪtərn| — a 16th century musical instrument resembling a guitar with a pear-shaped soundbox and wire strings

city |ˈsɪtɪ| — a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts

city-state |steɪt| — a state consisting of a sovereign city

citywide |ˈsɪtɪˌwɑɪd| — occurring or extending throughout a city

civet |ˈsɪvɪt| — cat-like mammal typically secreting musk used in perfumes

civic |ˈsɪvɪk| — of or relating or belonging to a city

civics |ˈsɪvɪks| — the social science of municipal affairs

civies |ˈsɪvɪz| — civilian garb as opposed to a military uniform

civil |ˈsɪvl| — applying to ordinary citizens as contrasted with the military

civil-rights  — (US) Those rights which are expressly enumerated in the U.S. Constitution and are considered to be unquestionable, deserved by all people under all circumstances, especially without regard to race, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender and disabilit

civilian |səˈvɪlɪən| — a nonmilitary citizen

civilians |səˈvɪljənz| — plural form of civilian

civilities |sɪˈvɪlɪtɪz| — plural form of civility

civility |səˈvɪlətɪ| — formal or perfunctory politeness

civilization |ˌsɪvələˈzeɪʃn| — a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations)

civilize |ˈsɪvəlaɪz| — teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment

civilized |ˈsɪvəˌlɑɪzd| — marked by refinement in taste and manners

civilizing |ˈsɪvɪlaɪzɪŋ| — Present participle of civilize.

civilly |ˈsɪvəlɪ| — in a civil manner

civvies |ˈsɪvɪz| — civilian garb as opposed to a military uniform

civvy |ˈsɪvɪ| — civilian, someone not in the military

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