English dictionary


cub |kʌb| — an awkward and inexperienced youth

cubage |ˈkjuːbɪdʒ| — A cubic measurement.

Cuban |ˈkjuːbən| — a native or inhabitant of Cuba

cubbing |ˈkʌbɪŋ| — Present participle of cub.

cubbish |ˈkʌbɪʃ| — Reminiscent of a cub, i.e. shy and naive.

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

cucking-stool |ˈkʌkɪŋstuːl| — A kind of chair formerly used for punishing scolds and dishonest tradesmen, by fastening them in it, usually in front of their doors, to be pelted and hooted at by the mob, but sometimes to be taken to the water and ducked.

cuckold |ˈkʌkəʊld| — a man whose wife committed adultery

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

cuckoo-clock |ˈkuːkuː klɑːk| — A clock that announces the time by a cuckoo sound, often equipped with a mechanical cuckoo.

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 |ˈkʌdlɪ| — inviting cuddling or hugging

cuddy |ˈkədɪ| — 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

cuff-link |ˈkʌflɪŋk| — Alternative spelling of cufflink.

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

cul-de-sac |ˈkʌl də sæk| — Alternative spelling of cul-de-sac.

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

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

culled |ˈkəld| — simple past tense and past participle of cull

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

cully |ˈkəlɪ| — (now rare) A person who is easily tricked or imposed on; a dupe, a gullible person.

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 |ˌkʌlpəˈbɪlətɪ| — 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

cultivating |ˈkʌltɪˌvetɪŋ| — Present participle of cultivate.

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 |ˈkʌltʃərəlɪ| — 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

culver |ˈkəlvər| — A surname​.

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

Cumbrian |ˈkʌmbriːən| — Of or pertaining to Cumbria or Cumberland

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

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

cummer |ˈkʌmər| — (Scotland) the relationship of a godmother to the other god-parents, and the legal parents, of a child.

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

cummin |ˈkʌmɪn| — Alternative spelling of cumin.

cumulate |ˈkjuːmjʊlɪt| — collect or gather

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

cumulative |ˈkjuːmjəleɪtɪv| — increasing by successive addition

cumuli |ˈkjuːmjʊlaɪ| — plural form of cumulus

cumulo-nimbus |ˌkjuːmjələʊˈnɪmbəs| — Alternative form of cumulonimbus.

cumulonimbus |ˌkjuːmələʊˈnɪmbəs| — 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 |ˈkʌnɪŋlɪ| — 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

cup-bearer |ˈkʌp beərər| — One who ceremonially fills and hands the cups in which a drink is served.

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 |kjuːˈpɪdətɪ| — 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

cupping-glass |ˈkʌpɪŋɡlɑːs| — (archaic, medicine) a glass vessel used in cupping

cupreous |ˈkjuːpriːəs| — A reddish-brown color, like that of polished copper.

cupriferous |kjuːˈprɪfərəs| — Containing or producing copper.

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 |ˌkjʊərəˈbɪlɪtɪ| — capability of being cured or healed

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

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

curacy |ˈkjʊrəsɪ| — 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 |ˌkjʊrəˈtɔːrɪəl| — 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)

curb-roof  — A gambrel roof.

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

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

curcuma |ˈkɜːkjʊmə| — tropical Asiatic perennial herbs

curd |kɜːrd| — a coagulated liquid resembling milk curd

curdle |ˈkɜːrdl| — turn into curds

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

curdy |ˈkɜːrdiː| — Like, or full of, curd; coagulated.

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

cureless |ˈkjʊəlɪs| — Lacking a cure, incurable.

curer |ˈkjʊ(ə)rə| — A healer.

curettage |kjʊəˈretɪdʒ| — 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 |ˈkjʊrɪ| — 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 |ˈkjʊrɪəʊ| — something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting

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

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

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

curiousness  — a state of active curiosity

curium |ˈkjʊrɪəm| — 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 |ˈkɜːl ʌp| — shape one's body into a curl

curled |ˈkɜːld| — (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

curling-irons |ˈkɜːlɪŋ aɪənz| — plural form of curling iron

curling-tongs |ˈkɜːlɪŋ tɒŋz| — (plural only) Tongs, usually electrically heated, used for curling or waving the hair.

curly |ˈkɜːrlɪ| — (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 |ˈkɜːrənsɪ| — the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used

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

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

curricle |ˈkərək(ə)l| — A light two wheeled carriage large enough for the driver and a passenger and drawn by a carefully-matched pair.

curricula |kəˈrɪkjələ| — plural form of curriculum

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

curriculum |kəˈrɪkjələm| — an integrated course of academic studies

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

currish |ˈkɜːrɪʃ| — base and cowardly

currishly |ˈkɜːrɪʃlɪ| — in a currish manner; meanspiritedly

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

curry-comb |ˈkɜːriːˌkəʊm| — a flat comb used to brush down a horse.

currycomb |ˈkɜːriːˌkəʊm| — 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 |ˈkɜːsɪdlɪ| — in a damnable manner

cursing |ˈkɜːsɪŋ| — Present participle of curse.

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 |ˈkɜːrsərɪ| — 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 |ˈkɜːtən ˈɒf| — separate by means of a curtain

curtain-call |ˈkɜːtn kɔːrl| — The moment at the end of a performance when actors come back on the stage and thank the audience for applauding them for their performance.

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

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

curtsy |ˈkɜːrtsɪ| — 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 |ˌkɜːrvɪˈlɪnɪər| — 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 |ˈkʊʃɪ| — 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

cussword  — (slang) Curse word or phrase.

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

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

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

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

custom |ˈkʌstəm| — accepted or habitual practice

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

custom-house |ˈkʌstəmhaʊs| — An official building, in a port, where customs are collected and shipping is cleared for entry and exit

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

customable |ˈkʌstəməbəl| — (obsolete) customary

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

customary |ˈkʌstəmerɪ| — 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

customizable  — able to be customized

customize |ˈkʌstəmaɪz| — make to specifications

customized |ˈkəstəˌmaɪzd| — Simple past tense and past participle of customize.

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 ˌɪn| — 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-glass |ˈˌkət ˈˌɡlas| — Glass that has been cut, using an abrasive wheel, into a decorative pattern of facets.

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

cut-off |ˈkəˌtɒf| — To remove via cutting.

cut-out |ˈkʌt aʊt| — (idiomatic) Well suited; appropriate; fit for a particular activity or purpose.

cut-up  — someone who plays practical jokes on others

cutaneous |kjʊˈteɪnɪəs| — 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

cutie |ˈkjuːtɪ| — Term of endearment, typically used to refer to a cute person or animal.

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

cutler |ˈkətlər| — a dealer in cutlery

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

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

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

cutout |ˈkʌtˌɑʊt| — 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 |ˈkʌtˌθrəʊt| — 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

cutting-out  — Present participle of cut out.

cuttings |ˈkʌtɪŋz| — plural form of cutting

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

cutty |ˈkətɪ| — (Scotland, Northern England) Short, shortened, or small; curtailed.

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

cuvette |kuːˈvet| — a pot, bucket, or basin, in which molten plate glass is carried from the melting pot to the casting table

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