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Definition of lead
- 1a : to guide on a way especially by going in advance led the officers to his hiding place. b: to direct on a course or in a direction a road leading the traveler to the heart of the city. c: to serve as a channel for a pipe leads water to the house
- 2 : to go through : live lead a quiet life
- 3a (1) : to direct the operations, activity, or performance of lead an orchestra (2) : to have charge of lead a campaign (3) : to suggest to (a witness) the answer desired by asking leading questions counsel is leading this witness, putting words in her mouth — Erle Stanley Gardnerb (1) : to go at the head of lead a parade (2) : to be first in or among lead the league (3) : to have a margin over led his opponent
- 4 : to bring to some conclusion or condition led to believe otherwise
- 5 : to begin play with lead trumps
- 6a : to aim in front of (a moving object) lead a duckb : to pass a ball or puck just in front of (a moving teammate)
- 1a : to guide someone or something along a way You lead and we'll follow.b : to lie, run, or open in a specified place or direction path leads uphillc : to guide a dance partner through the steps of a dance
- 3 : to tend toward or have a result study leading to a degree
- 4 : to direct the first of a series of blows at an opponent in boxing
Definition of lead
- 1a (1) : leadership(2) : example, precedentb (1) : position at the front : vanguard The runner from Kenya was in the lead for most of the race. (2) : initiative took the lead in fighting the measure (3) : the act or privilege of playing first in a card game Your partner has the lead.; also : the card or suit played first His lead was the ace.c : a margin or measure of advantage or superiority or position in advance enjoys a goodlead over all competitors
- 2: one that leads: such asa : lode 2b : a channel of water especially through a field of icec : indication, clue The detectives had a few leads to follow.d : a principal role in a dramatic production She was the romantic lead in the movie.; also: one who plays such a rolee : leash 1 train a dog to walk on a leadf (1) : an introductory section of a news story : lede edit the lead to grab the reader's attention (2) : a news story of chief importance The story of his arrest was the lead in newspapers across the country.
- 3: an insulated electrical conductor connected to an electrical device
- 4: the course of a rope from end to end
- 5: the amount of axial (see axial 2a) advance of a point accompanying a complete turn of a thread (as of a screw or worm)
- 6: a position taken by a base runner off a base toward the next The runner on first took a big lead.
- 7: the first punch of a series or an exchange of punches in boxing
3rd person present: suspects
- 1.have an idea or impression of the existence, presence, or truth of (something) without certain proof."if you suspect a gas leak, do not turn on an electric light"
synonyms: have a suspicion, have a feeling, feel, (be inclined to) think, fancy, reckon, guess, surmise, conjecture, conclude, have a hunch; Moresuppose, presume, deduce, infer, sense, imagine;fear"I suspected she'd made a mistake"
- believe or feel that (someone) is guilty of an illegal, dishonest, or unpleasant act, without certain proof."parents suspected of child abuse"
- 2.doubt the genuineness or truth of."a broker whose honesty he had no reason to suspect"
: doubt, distrust, mistrust, have misgivings about, be skeptical about, have qualms about, be suspicious of, be wary of, harbor reservations about"he had no reason to suspect my honesty"Suspect
plural noun: suspects
a person thought to be guilty of a crime or offense.
"the police have arrested a suspect"
|synonyms:||suspected person, accused, defendant |
"a murder suspect"
noun: band; plural noun: bands
- 1.a flat, thin strip or loop of material put around something, typically to hold it together or to decorate it."wads of banknotes fastened with gummed paper bands"
synonyms: belt, sash, girdle, strap, tape, ring, hoop, loop, circlet, circle, cord, tie, string, thong, ribbon, fillet, strip;literarycincture"a band around her waist"
- a plain ring for the finger, especially a gold wedding ring."a narrow band of gold was her only jewelry"
- OrnithologyNorth Americana ring of metal placed around a bird's leg to identify it.
- a collar with two hanging strips, worn by certain clerics and academics as part of their formal dress.
- Mechanicsa belt connecting wheels or pulleys.
- 2.a stripe or elongated area of a different color, texture, or composition than its surroundings."a long, narrow band of cloud"
synonyms: stripe, strip, streak, line, bar, swathe; Moretechnicalstria, striation"the sweater is white with a green band"
- 3.a range of frequencies or wavelengths in a spectrum (especially of radio frequencies)."channels in the UHF band"
- 4.archaica thing that restrains, binds, or unites.
verb: band; 3rd person present: bands; past tense: banded; past participle: banded; gerund or present participle: banding
- 1.surround (an object) with something in the form of a strip or ring, typically for reinforcement or decoration."doors are banded with iron to make them stronger"
- OrnithologyNorth Americanput a band on (a bird) for identification.
- 2.mark (something) with a stripe or stripes of a different color."the bird's bill is banded across the middle with black"
past tense: banned; past participle: banned
- officially or legally prohibit."he was banned from driving for a year"
synonyms: prohibit, forbid, veto, proscribe, disallow, outlaw, make illegal, embargo, bar, debar, block, stop, suppress, interdict; Moreenjoin, restrain"smoking was banned" antonyms: permit
- officially exclude (someone) from a place."he once was banned from a casino in Reno"
synonyms: exclude, banish, expel, eject, evict, drive out, force out, oust, remove, get rid of; Moreinformalboot out, kick out"Gary was banned from the playground" antonyms: admit
verb: freeze; 3rd person present: freezes; past tense: froze; gerund or present participle: freezing; past participle: frozen
(of a liquid) be turned into ice or another solid as a result of extreme cold.
"in the winter the milk froze"
turn (a liquid) into ice or another solid.
(of something wet or containing liquid) become blocked, covered, or rigid with ice.
"the pipes had frozen"
synonyms: ice over, ice up, solidify
"the stream had frozen"
antonyms: thaw, melt
cause (something wet or containing liquid) to become blocked, covered, or rigid with ice.
"the ground was frozen hard"
synonyms: icy, ice-covered, ice-bound, frosty, frosted, gelid; More
frozen solid, hard, (as) hard as iron;
"the frozen ground"
be or feel so cold that one is near death (often used hyperbolically).
"you'll freeze to death standing there"
synonyms: be very cold, be numb with cold, turn blue with cold, shiver, be chilled to the bone/marrow
"the campers stifled in summer and froze in winter"
(of the weather) be at or below freezing.
"at night it froze again"
deprive (a part of the body) of feeling, especially by the application of a chilled anesthetic substance.
treat (someone) with a cold manner; stare coldly at (someone).
"she would freeze him with a look when he tried to talk to her"
store (something) at a very low temperature in order to preserve it.
"the cake can be frozen"
(of food) be able to be preserved by freezing.
"this soup freezes well"
become suddenly motionless or paralyzed with fear or shock.
"Mathewson froze on the spot, unable to take the next step"
synonyms: stop dead, stop in one's tracks, stop, stand (stock) still, go rigid, become motionless, become paralyzed
"she froze in horror"
antonyms: run away
stop moving when ordered or directed.
hold (something) at a fixed level or in a fixed state for a period of time.
"new spending on defense was to be frozen"
synonyms: fix, hold, peg, set; More
limit, restrict, cap, confine, regulate;
"the price of gasoline was frozen"
prevent (assets) from being used for a period of time.
"the charity's bank account has been frozen"
stop (a moving image) at a particular frame when filming or viewing.
"the camera will set fast shutter speeds to freeze the action"
(of a computer screen) become temporarily locked because of system problems.
noun: freeze; plural noun: freezes
an act of holding or being held at a fixed level or in a fixed state.
"workers faced a pay freeze"
short for freeze-frame.
a period of frost or very cold weather.
"the big freeze surprised the weathermen"
is a transitive verb for free.
adj. fre·er, fre·est
a. Not imprisoned or confined: walked out of prison a free man; set the birds free.
b. Not controlled by obligation or the will of another: felt free to go.
a. Not controlled by another country or political power; independent: a free nation.
b. Governed by consent and possessing or granting civil liberties: a free citizenry.
c. Not subject to arbitrary interference by a government: a free press.
d. Not enslaved.
a. Not affected or restricted by a given condition or circumstance: a healthy animal, free of disease; people free from need.
b. Not subject to a given condition; exempt: income that is free of all taxes.
a. Not bound by convention or the rules of form: a free artistic style.
b. Not literal or exact: a free translation.
a. Costing nothing; gratuitous: a free meal.
b. Publicly supported: free education.
a. Unobstructed; clear: a free lane on the highway.
b. Not occupied or used: a free locker; free energy.
c. Not taken up by scheduled activities: free time between classes.
a. Immoderate in giving or spending; liberal or lavish: tourists who are free with their money.
b. Frank or unguarded in expression or manner; open or outspoken: She is very free with her opinions.
8. Given, made, or done of one's own accord; voluntary or spontaneous: a free act of the will; free choices.
9. Chemistry & Physics
a. Unconstrained; unconfined: free expansion.
b. Not fixed in position; capable of relatively unrestricted motion: a free electron.
c. Not chemically bound in a molecule: free oxygen.
d. Involving no collisions or interactions: a free path.
e. Empty or unoccupied: a free space; an atom with a free energy level.
10. Nautical Favorable: a free wind.
11. Not bound, fastened, or attached: the free end of a chain.
a. Being a form, especially a morpheme, that can stand as an independent word, such as boat or bring.
b. Being a vowel in an open syllable, as the o in go.
1. In a free manner; without restraint.
2. Without charge.
tr.v. freed, free·ing, frees
1. To make free, as from confinement or oppression: freed the slaves.
2. To relieve of a burden, obligation, or restraint: a people who were at last freed from fear.
3. To remove obstructions or entanglements from; clear: free a path through the jungle.
4. To make available: Canceling the program freed up money for the new library.
for free Informal
[Middle English fre, from Old English frēo. V., from Middle English freen, from Old English frēon, to love, set free; see prī- in Indo-European roots.]
adj, freer or freest
1. able to act at will; not under compulsion or restraint
a. having personal rights or liberty; not enslaved or confined
b. (as noun): land of the free.
3. (and foll by: from) not subject (to) or restricted (by some regulation, constraint, etc); exempt: a free market; free from pain.
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (of a country, etc) autonomous or independent
5. exempt from external direction or restriction; not forced or induced: free will.
6. not subject to conventional constraints: free verse.
7. (Jazz) (of jazz) totally improvised, with no preset melodic, harmonic, or rhythmic basis
8. not exact or literal: a free translation.
9. costing nothing; provided without charge: free entertainment.
10. (Law) law (of property)
a. not subject to payment of rent or performance of services; freehold
b. not subject to any burden or charge, such as a mortgage or lien; unencumbered
11. (postpositive; often foll by of or with) ready or generous in using or giving; liberal; lavish: free with advice.
12. unrestrained by propriety or good manners; licentious
13. not occupied or in use; available: a free cubicle.
14. not occupied or busy; without previous engagements: I'm not free until Wednesday.
15. open or available to all; public
16. without charge to the subscriber or user: freepost; freephone.
17. not fixed or joined; loose: the free end of a chain.
18. without obstruction or impediment: free passage.
19. (Chemistry) chem chemically uncombined: free nitrogen.
20. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics denoting a vowel that can occur in an open syllable, such as the vowel in see as opposed to the vowel in cat
21. (Grammar) grammar denoting a morpheme that can occur as a separate word. Compare bound18a
22. (Logic) logic denoting an occurrence of a variable not bound by a quantifier. Compare bound19
23. (Building) (of some materials, such as certain kinds of stone) easily worked
24. (Nautical Terms) nautical (of the wind) blowing from the quarter
25. feel free (usually imperative) to regard oneself as having permission to perform a specified action
26. for free not standard without charge or cost
27. free and easy casual or tolerant; easy-going
28. make free with to take liberties with; behave too familiarly towards
29. in a free manner; freely
30. without charge or cost
31. (Nautical Terms) nautical with the wind blowing from the quarter: a yacht sailing free.
vb (tr) , frees, freeing or freed
32. (sometimes foll by up) to set at liberty; release
33. to remove obstructions, attachments, or impediments from; disengage
34. (often foll by: of or from) to relieve or rid (of obstacles, pain, etc)
(Journalism & Publishing) informal a freesheet
[Old English frēo; related to Old Saxon, Old High German frī, Gothic freis free, Sanskrit priya dear]
adj. fre•er, fre•est, adj.
1. enjoying personal rights or liberty, as one who is not in slavery or confinement.
2. pertaining to or reserved for those who enjoy personal liberty: living on free soil.
3. existing under, characterized by, or possessing civil and political liberties: the free nations of the world.
4. enjoying political independence, as a people or country not under foreign rule.
5. exempt from external authority, interference, or restriction; independent: free choice.
6. able to do something at will: free to act.
7. clear of obstructions or obstacles: The highway is now free of fallen rock.
8. without engagements or obligations: free time.
9. not occupied or in use: The room is free now.
10. exempt or released; unburdened: free from worry; free of taxes.
11. provided without a charge: free parking.
12. not impeded: free movement.
13. loose; unattached: to get one's arm free.
14. lacking self-restraint; loose; licentious.
15. ready or generous in giving: free with one's advice.
16. lavish; unstinted: free spending.
17. frank and open; unconstrained.
18. unrestrained by decency: free behavior.
19. not subject to special regulations, restrictions, duties, etc.: free passage.
20. of, pertaining to, or characterized by free enterprise: a free economy.
21. open to all: a free port.
22. not literal; loose: a free translation.
23. not subject to rules or set forms: free improvisation.
24. uncombined chemically: free oxygen.
25. traveling under no force except gravity or inertia: free flight.
26. (of a vowel) situated in an open syllable (opposed to checked).
27. easily worked, as stone or land.
28. (of a variable in logic) not occurring within the scope of a quantifier. Compare bound 1 (def. 11).
29. (of a wind) blowing favorably nearly on the quarter.
30. not containing something specified (often used in combination): a sugar-free candy; a smoke-free environment.
31. (of a linguistic form) capable of being used by itself as an independent word without combination with other forms: Fire and run are free forms. Compare bound 1 (def. 10).
32. in a free manner; freely.
33. away from the wind: a sailboat running free.
34. to set at liberty; release from bondage, imprisonment, or restraint.
35. to exempt or deliver (usu. fol. by from).
36. to relieve or rid (usu. fol. by of): to free oneself of responsibility.
37. to disengage; clear (usu. fol. by from or of).
38. free up,
a. to release, as from restrictions.
b. to disentangle.
1. for free, without charge.
2. free and easy,
a. casual; informal.
b. inappropriately casual; presumptuous.
3. make free with,
a. to use as one's own.
b. to treat with too much familiarity; take liberties with.
4. set free, to release; liberate.
[before 900; Middle English fre, Old English frēo; c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Old High German frī]
syn: See release.
1. no controls
You use free as an adjective to describe activities that are not controlled or limited.
We believe in free speech.
The elections were free and fair.
Special thanks to Teacher Joel for the camera work.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
verb: dine; 3rd person present: dines; past tense: dined; past participle: dined; gerund or present participle: dining
"we dined at a restaurant"
|synonyms:||have dinner, have supper, eat; More|
datedsup, break bread
"we dined at a restaurant"
- eat dinner in a restaurant or the home of friends.
- eat (something) for dinner.
synonyms: eat, feed on, feast on, banquet on, partake of;
noun: dinner; plural noun: dinners
the main meal of the day, taken either around midday or in the evening.
|synonyms:||evening meal, supper, main meal; More|
lunch, midday meal;
feast, banquet, dinner party;
"dinner will be served on the terrace"
a formal evening meal, typically one in honor of a person or event.
|synonyms:||evening meal, supper, main meal;|
noun: diner; plural noun: diners
- 1.a person who is eating, typically a customer in a restaurant.
- 2.a dining car on a train.
- North Americana small roadside restaurant with a long counter and booths, originally one designed to resemble a dining car on a train.Diner: the movie
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