English dictionary


cub |kʌb| — an awkward and inexperienced youth

Cuban |ˈkjuːbən| — a native or inhabitant of Cuba

cubby |ˈkʌbiː| — a small secluded room

cube |kjuːb| — a hexahedron with six equal squares as faces

cubic |ˈkjuːbɪk| — involving the cube and no higher power of a quantity or variable

cubical |ˈkjuːbɪkəl| — shaped like a cube

cubicle |ˈkjuːbɪkl| — small room in which a monk or nun lives

cubiform |ˈkjuːbəˌfɔːrm| — shaped like a cube

cubism |ˈkjuːbɪzəm| — an artistic movement in France beginning in 1907 that featured surfaces of geometrical planes

cubit |ˈkjuːbɪt| — an ancient unit of length based on the length of the forearm

cubital |ˈkjuːbɪtl| — of or relating to the elbow

cuboid |ˈkjuːbɔɪd| — a rectangular parallelepiped

cuckold |ˈkʌkoʊld| — a man whose wife committed adultery

cuckoo |ˈkʊkuː| — a man who is a stupid incompetent fool

cuckooflower |ˈkuːkuːˌflaʊər| — a bitter cress of Europe and America

cucumber |ˈkjuːkʌmbər| — a melon vine of the genus Cucumis; cultivated from earliest times for its cylindrical green fruit

cucurbit |kjuːˈkɜːrbɪt| — any plant of the family Cucurbitaceae

cud |kʌd| — food of a ruminant regurgitated to be chewed again

cudbear |ˈkʌdˌber| — a purplish dye obtained from orchil lichens

cuddle |ˈkʌdl| — a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace

cuddlesome |ˈkʌdlsəm| — inviting cuddling or hugging

cuddly |ˈkʌdli| — inviting cuddling or hugging

cuddy |ˈkədi| — the galley or pantry of a small ship

cudgel |ˈkʌdʒl| — a club that is used as a weapon

cudweed |ˈkʌdˌwiːd| — any of numerous plants of the genus Gnaphalium having flowers that can be dried without loss of form or color

cue |kjuː| — an actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speech

cuff |kʌf| — the lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg

cufflink |ˈkʌflɪŋk| — jewelry consisting of one of a pair of linked buttons used to fasten the cuffs of a shirt

cuirass |kwɪˈræs| — medieval body armor that covers the chest and back

cuirassier |ˌkwɪrəˈsɪər| — a cavalryman equipped with a cuirass

cuisine |kwɪˈziːn| — the practice or manner of preparing food or the food so prepared

cuke |kjuːk| — cylindrical green fruit with thin green rind and white flesh eaten as a vegetable; related to melons

culinary |ˈkʌlɪneri| — of or relating to or used in cooking

cull |kʌl| — the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality

cullender |ˈkʌləndər| — bowl-shaped strainer; used to wash or drain foods

culm |kəlm| — stem of plants of the Gramineae

culminate |ˈkʌlmɪneɪt| — end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage

culmination |ˌkʌlmɪˈneɪʃn| — a final climactic stage

culpability |ˌkʌlpəˈbɪləti| — a state of guilt

culpable |ˈkʌlpəbl| — deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious

culprit |ˈkʌlprɪt| — someone who perpetrates wrongdoing

cult |kʌlt| — followers of an exclusive system of beliefs and practices

cultivar |ˈkʌltɪvɑːr| — a variety of a plant developed from a natural species and maintained under cultivation

cultivate |ˈkʌltɪveɪt| — foster the growth of

cultivated |ˈkʌltɪveɪtɪd| — no longer in the natural state; developed by human care and for human use

cultivation |ˌkʌltɪˈveɪʃn| — socialization through training and education to develop one's mind or manners

cultivator |ˈkʌltɪveɪtər| — someone concerned with the science or art or business of cultivating the soil

cultural |ˈkʌltʃərəl| — denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people

culturally |ˈkʌltʃərəli| — with regard to a culture

culture |ˈkʌltʃər| — a particular society at a particular time and place

cultured |ˈkʌltʃərd| — marked by refinement in taste and manners

cultus |ˈkəltəs| — a system of religious beliefs and rituals

culvert |ˈkʌlvərt| — a transverse and totally enclosed drain under a road or railway

cum |kʌm| — the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract

cumber |ˈkəmbər| — restrict (someone or something) so as to make free movement difficult

cumbersome |ˈkʌmbərsəm| — difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight

cumbrous |ˈkəmbrəs| — difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight

cumin |ˈkjuːmɪn| — dwarf Mediterranean annual long cultivated for its aromatic seeds

cummerbund |ˈkʌmərbʌnd| — a broad pleated sash worn as formal dress with a tuxedo

cumulate |ˈkjuːmjʊlɪt| — collect or gather

cumulation |ˌkjuːmjəˈleɪʃən| — a collection of objects laid on top of each other

cumulative |ˈkjuːmjəleɪtɪv| — increasing by successive addition

cumulonimbus |ˌkjuːməloʊˈnɪmbəs| — a dark cloud of great vertical extent charged with electricity; associated with thunderstorms

cumulus |ˈkjuːmjələs| — a globular cloud

cuneal  — shaped like a wedge

cuneiform |ˈkjuːnɪfɔːrm| — an ancient wedge-shaped script used in Mesopotamia and Persia

cunning |ˈkʌnɪŋ| — shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

cunningly |ˈkʌnɪŋli| — in an attractive manner

cunt |kʌnt| — a person (usually but not necessarily a woman) who is thoroughly disliked

cup |kʌp| — a small open container usually used for drinking; usually has a handle

cupboard |ˈkʌbərd| — a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space

cupel |ˈkjuːpəl| — a small porous bowl made of bone ash used in assaying to separate precious metals from e.g. lead

cupful |ˈkʌpfʊl| — the quantity a cup will hold

Cupid |ˈkjuːpɪd| — (Roman mythology) god of love; counterpart of Greek Eros

cupidity |kjuːˈpɪdəti| — extreme greed for material wealth

cupola |ˈkjuːpələ| — a vertical cylindrical furnace for melting iron for casting

cuppa |ˈkʌpə| — a cup of tea

cupping |ˈkʌpɪŋ| — a treatment in which evacuated cups are applied to the skin to draw blood through the surface

cuprite |ˈkjuːpraɪt| — a mineral consisting of cuprous oxide that is a source of copper

cuprous |ˈkjuːprəs| — of or containing divalent copper

cur |kɜːr| — an inferior dog or one of mixed breed

curability |ˌkjʊərəˈbɪlɪti| — capability of being cured or healed

curable |ˈkjʊrəbl| — capable of being hardened by some additive or other agent

curacao |ˌkjuːrəˈsoʊ| — a popular island resort in the Netherlands Antilles

curacy |ˈkjʊrəsi| — the position of a curate

curare |kjʊˈrɑːriː| — a toxic alkaloid found in certain tropical South American trees that is a powerful relaxant for striated muscles

curate |ˈkjʊrət| — a person authorized to conduct religious worship

curative |ˈkjʊrətɪv| — a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain

curator |kjʊˈreɪtər| — the custodian of a collection (as a museum or library)

curatorial |ˌkjʊrəˈtɔːriəl| — of or relating to a curator or the duties of a curator

curb |kɜːrb| — an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)

curbside |ˈkɜrbˌsɑɪd| — the side of a sidewalk that is bordered by a curb

curbstone |ˈkɜːrbstoʊn| — a paving stone forming part of a curb

curcuma |ˈkərkyəmə| — tropical Asiatic perennial herbs

curd |kɜːrd| — a coagulated liquid resembling milk curd

curdle |ˈkɜːrdl| — turn into curds

curdled |kɝːdəld| — transformed from a liquid into a soft semisolid or solid mass

cure |kjʊr| — a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain

cure-all |ˈkjʊər ɔːrl| — hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists

curettage |kjʊəˈrɛtɪdʒ| — surgery to remove tissue or growths from a bodily cavity (as the uterus) by scraping with a curette

curette |kjʊˈret| — a surgical instrument shaped like a scoop to remove tissue from a bodily cavity

curfew |ˈkɜːrfjuː| — the time that the curfew signal is sounded

curie |ˈkjʊri| — a unit of radioactivity equal to the amount of a radioactive isotope that decays at the rate of 37,000,000,000 disintegrations per second

curing |ˈkjʊrɪŋ| — the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization

curio |ˈkjʊrioʊ| — something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting

curiosity |ˌkjʊriˈɑːsəti| — a state in which you want to learn more about something

curious |ˈkjʊriəs| — beyond or deviating from the usual or expected

curiously |ˈkjʊriəsli| — in a manner differing from the usual or expected

curiousness  — a state of active curiosity

curium |ˈkjʊriəm| — a radioactive transuranic metallic element; produced by bombarding plutonium with helium nuclei

curl |kɜːrl| — a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)

curl up |ˈkɝːl ʌp| — shape one's body into a curl

curled |ˈkɝːld| — (of hair) making curls or having been made to curl

curler |ˈkɜːrlər| — a mechanical device consisting of a cylindrical tube around which the hair is wound to curl it

curlew |ˈkɜːrljuː| — large migratory shorebirds of the sandpiper family; closely related to woodcocks but having a down-curved bill

curlicue |ˈkɜːrlɪkjuː| — a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)

curling |ˈkɜːrlɪŋ| — a game played on ice in which heavy stones with handles are slid toward a target

curly |ˈkɜːrli| — (of hair) having curls or waves

curmudgeon |kɜːrˈmʌdʒən| — a crusty irascible cantankerous old person full of stubborn ideas

curmudgeonly |kərˈmʌdʒənliː| — brusque and surly and forbidding

currant |ˈkɜːrənt| — any of several tart red or black berries used primarily for jellies and jams

currency |ˈkɜːrənsi| — the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used

current |ˈkɜːrənt| — a flow of electricity through a conductor

currently |ˈkɜːrəntli| — at this time or period; now

curricular |kəˈrɪkjələr| — of or relating to an academic course of study

curriculum |kəˈrɪkjələm| — an integrated course of academic studies

currier |ˈkɜːriər| — United States lithographer who (with his partner James Ives) produced thousands of prints signed `Currier & Ives' (1813-1888)

currish |ˈkɝːrɪʃ| — base and cowardly

currishly |ˈkɝːrɪʃli| — in a currish manner; meanspiritedly

curry |ˈkɜːri| — (East Indian cookery) a pungent dish of vegetables or meats flavored with curry powder and usually eaten with rice

currycomb |ˈkɜːriːˌkoʊm| — a square comb with rows of small teeth; used to curry horses

curse |kɜːrs| — profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger

cursed |kɜːrst| — in danger of the eternal punishment of Hell

cursedly |ˈkɝːsɪdli| — in a damnable manner

cursive |ˈkɜːrsɪv| — rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and are cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper

cursor |ˈkɜːrsər| — (computer science) indicator consisting of a movable spot of light (an icon) on a visual display; moving it allows the user to point to commands or screen positions

cursorial |kɜːrˈsɔːriːəl| — (of limbs and feet) adapted for running

cursory |ˈkɜːrsəri| — hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough

curst |kərst| — deserving a curse; sometimes used as an intensifier

curt |kɜːrt| — marked by rude or peremptory shortness

curtail |kɜːrˈteɪl| — place restrictions on

curtailment |kɜːrˈteɪlmənt| — the temporal property of being cut short

curtain |ˈkɜːrtn| — hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)

curtain off |ˈkɝːtən ˈɒf| — separate by means of a curtain

curtilage |ˈkərd(ə)lij| — the enclosed land around a house or other building

curtsey |ˈkɝːtsi| — bending the knees; a gesture of respect made by women

curtsy |ˈkɜːrtsi| — bending the knees; a gesture of respect made by women

curvature |ˈkɜːrvətʃər| — (medicine) a curving or bending; often abnormal

curve |kɜːrv| — the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

curved |kɜːrvd| — having or marked by a curve or smoothly rounded bend

curvet |kərˈvet| — a light leap by a horse in which both hind legs leave the ground before the forelegs come down

curvilinear |ˌkɜːrvɪˈlɪniər| — characterized by or following a curved line

cushat |ˈkʌʃət| — Eurasian pigeon with white patches on wings and neck

cushion |ˈkʊʃn| — a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses

cushioned |ˈkʊʃənd| — softened by the addition of cushions or padding

cushiony |ˈkʊʃəniː| — softened by the addition of cushions or padding

cushy |ˈkʊʃi| — not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship

cusp |kʌsp| — point formed by two intersecting arcs (as from the intrados of a Gothic arch)

cuspid |ˈkəspəd| — one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars

cuspidal |ˈkʌspɪdl| — having cusps or points

cuspidate |ˈkʌspɪdeɪt| — having cusps or points

cuspidated |ˈkʌspɪdeɪtɪd| — having cusps or points

cuspidor |ˈkʌspɪdɔːr| — a receptacle for spit (usually in a public place)

cuss |kʌs| — a persistently annoying person

cussed |ˈkʌsɪd| — stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing

custard |ˈkʌstərd| — sweetened mixture of milk and eggs baked or boiled or frozen

custodial |kʌˈstoʊdiəl| — providing protective supervision; watching over or safeguarding

custodian |kʌˈstoʊdiən| — one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals

custody |ˈkʌstədi| — a state of being confined (usually for a short time)

custom |ˈkʌstəm| — accepted or habitual practice

custom-built |ˈkəstəm ˈbilt| — an item made to the customer's specifications

custom-made |ˌkʌstəm ˈmeɪd| — an item made to the customer's specifications

customarily |ˌkʌstəˈmerəli| — by custom; according to common practice

customary |ˈkʌstəmeri| — in accordance with convention or custom

customer |ˈkʌstəmər| — someone who pays for goods or services

customhouse  — a government building where customs are collected and where ships are cleared to enter or leave the country

customize |ˈkʌstəmaɪz| — make to specifications

customs |ˈkʌstəmz| — money collected under a tariff

cut |kʌt| — a share of the profits

cut away |ˈkət əˈweɪ| — move quickly to another scene or focus when filming

cut back |ˈkət ˈbæk| — return in time

cut down |ˈkət ˈdaʊn| — cut down on; make a reduction in

cut in |ˈkəd ˌin| — allow someone to have a share or profit

cut off |ˈkət ˈɒf| — make a break in

cut out |ˈkət ˈaʊt| — delete or remove

cut up |ˈkət ʌp| — cut to pieces

cut-in |ˈkəd ˌin| — (broadcasting) a local announcement inserted into a network program

cut-up  — someone who plays practical jokes on others

cutaneous |kjuˈteɪniəs| — relating to or existing on or affecting the skin

cutaway |ˈkʌtəweɪ| — a representation (drawing or model) of something in which the outside is omitted to reveal the inner parts

cutback |ˈkʌtbæk| — a reduction in quantity or rate

cute |kjuːt| — attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness

cuteness |ˈkjuːtnəs| — the quality of being appealing in a delicate or graceful way (of a girl or young woman)

cuticle |ˈkjuːtɪkl| — the dead skin at the base of a fingernail or toenail

cutlass |ˈkʌtləs| — a short heavy curved sword with one edge; formerly used by sailors

cutler |ˈkətlər| — a dealer in cutlery

cutlery |ˈkʌtləri| — a cutting implement; a tool for cutting

cutlet |ˈkʌtlət| — thin slice of meat (especially veal) usually fried or broiled

cutoff |ˈkʌt̬ˌɔf| — a designated limit beyond which something cannot function or must be terminated

cutout |ˈkʌt̬ˌɑʊt| — a switch that interrupts an electric circuit in the event of an overload

cutpurse |ˈkətpərs| — a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places

cutter |ˈkʌtər| — someone who cuts or carves stone

cutthroat |ˈkʌtˌθroʊt| — someone who murders by cutting the victim's throat

cutting |ˈkʌtɪŋ| — the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film

cutting-edge |ˌkʌtɪŋ ˈedʒ| — in accord with the most fashionable ideas or style

cuttle |ˈkədl| — ten-armed oval-bodied cephalopod with narrow fins as long as the body and a large calcareous internal shell

cuttlefish |ˈkʌtlfɪʃ| — ten-armed oval-bodied cephalopod with narrow fins as long as the body and a large calcareous internal shell

cutworm |ˈkətwərm| — North American moth whose larvae feed on young plant stems cutting them off at the ground