1. To turn, as a screw; to apply a screw to; to press, fasten, or make firm, by means of a screw or screws; as, to... Read More
An instrument, used with a telescope or microscope, for measuring minute distances, or the apparent diameters of... Read More
1. A creeping or a crawling animal of any kind or size, as a serpent, caterpillar, snail, or the like. There came a... Read More
Evil; wicked; bad.
Origin: L. Malus. See malice.
same as mail, a bag.
1. Of or pertaining to the sex that... Read More
1. A hole or pipe through which liquor is drawn.
2. A plug or spile for stopping a hole pierced in a cask, or the like;... Read More
1. (Science: botany) A dry one-seeded fruit which is indehiscent (i.e., it does not split open along a definite seam at... Read More
1. (Science: botany) a name given to the seed of certain leguminous herbs, chiefly of the genera Faba, phaseolus, and... Read More
1. A very small twist of flax, wool, cotton, silk, or other fibrous substance, drawn out to considerable length; a... Read More
1. The state of any compound substance which results from the mixture of various ingredients; due mixture of... Read More
1. To be joined in paris; to couple; to mate, as for breeding.
2. To suit; to fit, as a counterpart. My heart was made... Read More
1. To lay or throw into a pile or heap; to heap up; to collect into a mass; to accumulate; to amass; often with up; as,... Read More
1. A knob; a small ball; a small, roundish mass.
2. A catch, of various forms and materials, used to fasten together... Read More
1. To rub or file with a rasp; to rub or grate with a rough file; as, to rasp wood to make it smooth; to rasp bones to... Read More
noun, plural: flagella
(1) (biology) Long, slender, threadlike, whiplike extension of certain cells or... Read More
(Science: chemistry) The process of giving the requisite degree of hardness or softness to a substance, as iron... Read More
1. A contrivance attached to some elevated object for the purpose of showing which way the wind blows; a weathercock.... Read More
1. Good in condition or circumstances; desirable, either in a natural or moral sense; fortunate; convenient;... Read More
1. A violent push or driving, as with a pointed weapon moved in the direction of its length, or with the hand or... Read More
1. An implement with a broad blade, which is used without a fixed fulcrum in propelling and steering canoes and... Read More
1. A shade, screen, or guard, carried in the hand for sheltering the person from the rays of the sun, or from rain... Read More
noun, plural: infections
(microbiology) Invasion and multiplication of an infectious agents in body tissues of... Read More
1. To guide or conduct with the hand, or by means of some physical contact connection; as, a father leads a child; a... Read More
1. Pertaining to, governed by, or in accordance with, mechanics, or the laws of motion; pertaining to the... Read More
1. (Science: anatomy) The protuberance through which milk is drawn from the breast or mamma; the mammilla; a teat; a... Read More