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(n) a member of a Catholic church

(s) free from provincial prejudices or attachments; "catholic in one's tastes"

(a) of or relating to or supporting Catholicism; "the Catholic Church"

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(n) something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation; "a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject"

(n) the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

(n) what a communication that is about something is about

(n) everything that is included in a collection; "he emptied the contents of his pockets"; "the two groups were similar in content"

(n) the amount that can be contained; "the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons"

(n) the proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture or alloy etc.

(n) the state of being contented with your situation in life; "he relaxed in sleepy contentedness"; "they could read to their heart's content"

(v) satisfy in a limited way; "He contented himself with one glass of beer per day"

(v) make content; "I am contented"

(a) satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are; "a contented smile"

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(n) prompt payment for goods or services in currency or by check

(n) money in the form of bills or coins

(v) exchange for cash; "I cashed the check as soon as it arrived in the mail"

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(n) box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy

(n) furniture with drawers for keeping clothes

(n) the part of the human body between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates

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(n) the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property

(n) the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board

(n) the act of taking of a person by force

(n) any process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle

(n) a process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field

(v) succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?"

(v) capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap toady"

(v) succeed in representing or expressing something intangible; "capture the essence of Spring"; "capture an idea"

(v) attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"

(v) take possession of by force, as after an invasion; "the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants"; "The army seized the town"; "The militia captured the castle"

(v) bring about the capture of an elementary particle or celestial body and causing it enter a new orbit; "This nucleus has captured the slow-moving neutrons"; "The star captured a comet"

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(n) an organized group of workmen

(n) the men who man a ship or aircraft

(n) the team of men manning a racing shell

(n) an informal body of friends; "he still hangs out with the same crowd"

(v) serve as a crew member on

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(a) providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief (`comfy' is informal); "comfortable clothes"; "comfortable suburban houses"; "made himself comfortable in an armchair"; "the antihistamine made her feel more comfortable"; "are you comfortable?"; "f

(a) free from stress or conducive to mental ease; having or affording peace of mind; "was settled in a comfortable job, one for which he was well prepared"; "the comfortable thought that nothing could go wrong"; "was comfortable in his religious beliefs"; "sh

(s) in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich; "they were comfortable or even wealthy by some standards"; "easy living"; "a prosperous family"; "his family is well-situated financially"; "well-to-do members of the community"

(s) sufficient to provide comfort; "a comfortable salary"

(s) more than adequate; "the home team had a comfortable lead"

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(r) at this time or period; now; "he is presently our ambassador to the United Nations"; "currently they live in Connecticut"

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(n) a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government; "the county has a population of 12,345 people"

(n) the largest administrative district within a state; "the county plans to build a new road"

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(v) decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion; "We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house"

(v) bring to a close; "The committee concluded the meeting"

(v) reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation

(v) reach agreement on; "They concluded an economic agreement"; "We concluded a cease-fire"

(v) come to a close; "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin"

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(n) the act of making up your mind about something; "the burden of decision was his"; "he drew his conclusions quickly"

(n) the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement"

(n) an intuitive assumption; "jump to a conclusion"

(n) a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration; "a decision unfavorable to the opposition"; "his conclusion took the evidence into account"; "satisfied with the panel's determination"

(n) the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."

(n) the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism)

(n) a final settlement; "the conclusion of a business deal"; "the conclusion of the peace treaty"

(n) event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"

(n) the temporal end; the concluding time; "the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell"; "the market was up at the finish"; "they were playing better at the close of the season"

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(n) a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy

(n) (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions

(n) a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones)

(v) convert ordinary language into code; "We should encode the message for security reasons"

(v) attach a code to; "Code the pieces with numbers so that you can identify them later"

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(v) make a logical or causal connection; "I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"; "colligate these facts"; "I cannot relate these events at all"

(v) join for the purpose of communication; "Operator, could you connect me to the Raffles in Singapore?"

(v) join by means of communication equipment; "The telephone company finally put in lines to connect the towns in this area"

(v) land on or hit solidly; "The brick connected on her head, knocking her out"

(v) connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms"

(v) hit or play a ball successfully; "The batter connected for a home run"

(v) plug into an outlet; "Please plug in the toaster!"; "Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight"

(v) establish communication with someone; "did you finally connect with your long-lost cousin?"

(v) establish a rapport or relationship; "The President of this university really connects with the faculty"

(v) be or become joined or united or linked; "The two streets connect to become a highway"; "Our paths joined"; "The travelers linked up again at the airport"

(v) be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as in transportation; "The local train does not connect with the Amtrak train"; "The planes don't connect and you will have to wait for four hours"

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(n) fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations; "artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal"

(n) the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"

(n) a false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent); "her new name and passport are cover for her next assignment"

(n) the front and back covering of a book; "the book had a leather binding"

(n) bedding that keeps a person warm in bed; "he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep"

(n) a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else; "they made a cover of a Beatles' song"

(n) a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something; "they crouched behind the screen"; "under cover of darkness"

(n) covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container); "he removed the top of the carton"; "he couldn't get the top off of the bottle"; "put the cover back on the kettle"

(n) a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"

(n) a fixed charge by a restaurant or night club over and above the charge for food and drink

(v) clothe, as if for protection from the elements; "cover your head!"

(v) sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"

(v) protect by insurance; "The insurance won't cover this"

(v) be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism; "Snow reported on China in the 1950's"; "The cub reporter covered New York City"

(v) maintain a check on; especially by patrolling; "The second officer covered the top floor"

(v) deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"

(v) hold within range of an aimed firearm

(v) protect or defend (a position in a game); "he covered left field"

(v) be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game

(v) play a higher card than the one previously played; "Smith covered again"

(v) form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave"

(v) provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"

(v) put something on top of something else; "cover the meat with a lot of gravy"

(v) copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The horse covers the mare"

(v) cover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"

(v) travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"

(v) spread over a surface to conceal or protect; "This paint covers well"

(v) hide from view or knowledge; "The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House"

(v) be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of; "Is this enough to cover the check?"

(v) to take an action to protect against future problems; "Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself"

(v) help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities; "She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week"

(v) invest with a large or excessive amount of something; "She covered herself with glory"

(v) include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory; "This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds"; "this should cover everyone in the group"

(v) make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father"

(v) provide for; "The grant doesn't cover my salary"

(v) span an interval of distance, space or time; "The war extended over five years"; "The period covered the turn of the century"; "My land extends over the hills on the horizon"; "This farm covers some 200 acres"

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(n) having important effects or influence; "decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"; "virtue is of more moment that security"

(n) the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual; "that result is of no consequence"

(n) a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"

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(n) the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)

(n) the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action; "his long commitment to public service"; "they felt no loyalty to a losing team"

(n) an engagement by contract involving financial obligation; "his business commitments took him to London"

(n) the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose; "a man of energy and commitment"

(n) a message that makes a pledge

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(r) taking care or paying attention; "they watched carefully"

(r) with caution or prudence or tact; "she ventured cautiously downstairs"; "they handled the incident with kid gloves"

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(n) a whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures

(n) a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts; "the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town"

(n) (psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior

(n) a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated

(a) complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts; "a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody"; "a complex mass of diverse laws and customs"

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(s) possessing or existing in bodily form; "what seemed corporal melted as breath into the wind"- Shakespeare; "an incarnate spirit"; "`corporate' is an archaic term"

(s) organized and maintained as a legal corporation; "a special agency set up in corporate form"; "an incorporated town"

(s) done by or characteristic of individuals acting together; "a joint identity"; "the collective mind"; "the corporate good"

(a) of or belonging to a corporation; "corporate rates"; "corporate structure"

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(n) the act of climbing something; "it was a difficult climb to the top"

(n) an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)

(n) an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't make it up the rise"

(v) increase in value or to a higher point; "prices climbed steeply"; "the value of our house rose sharply last year"

(v) improve one's social status; "This young man knows how to climb the social ladder"

(v) go up or advance; "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"

(v) go upward with gradual or continuous progress; "Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?"

(v) move with difficulty, by grasping

(v) slope upward; "The path climbed all the way to the top of the hill"

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