Old EnglishsbEnglish
Chaff n.The husk of corns or other grains separated by threshing or winnowing. 2. cut hay and straw used for feeding cattle. 3. banter, ridicule, badinage
Chaffer nTrade, traffic, dealing, buying and selling. 2. that which is bought and sold. 3. goods for barter or exchange for sale. 4. wares, goods, merchandise, stuff. 5. 'good chaffer' - a good commodity. 6. cheapfare, chapfare: a good bargain.
Chaf(f)er n.A name given to certain beetles, as 'cockchafer, rosechafer'
Chaffer vb.To trade, deal in merchandise, buy and sell, to bargain, haggle, deal about price or terms. 2. to treat about, haggle or bandy over prices (or words.) 3. to mingle, interchange, exchange. 4. to talk much and idly.
Chaffer phr"To Chaffer Away" - to grant or deal away.
Chaffer phr"To Chaffer Down" - to deal down
Chaffer phr"To Chaffer Forth" - to offer or entreat.
Chaffer phr"To Chaffer Over Words" - to exchange or bandy with or over words.
Chaffered adjTrafficked, bartered, haggled, dealt with.
Chafferer nA trader, dealer in merchandise, buyer and seller, bargainer, haggler.
Chaffering nThe action of the verb: trading, buying and selling, dealing, bargaining, haggling.
Chaffwort nChafewort, Chafeweed: a name given to the plant Cinaphalium sylvaticum and other allied species as 'Filago germantica' 2. cudwort or chafewort.
Chaffy adjFull of or covered with chaff. 2. consisting of chaff, paleaceous. 3. resembling chaff. 4. fig. (of things and persons) empty and worthless as chaff.
Chalk n.An opaque soft white earthy limestone. 2. A chalk-like concretion used in the form of a crayons for drawing.
Chalk phr'Can't Tell Chalk from Cheese" - be incapable of distinguishing
Chalk phr"Chalk and Talk" - teaching; teaching profession.
Chalk phr"Chalk It Up" - the success was unexpected.
Chalk phr"Chalk Out" -to plan, draw or mark out with chalk.
Chalk phr"Chalk Up" - to raise the price of. 2. to attribute, credit, blame. 3. to achieve something.
Chalk phr"Chalk Up To" - to attribute or account for something.
Chalk phr"I Beat Him to the Chalk" - thoroughly.
Chalk phr"I Can walk the Chalk as Well as You" - I am no more drunk than you.
Chalk phr"I'll Chalk Your Path for You" - lay it down or plan it, as a carpenter or shipwright plans out his work with a piece of chalk.
Chalk phr"Like Chalk and Cheese" - completely different.
Chalk phr"Walk Your Chalk" - lodgings once wanted for the royal retinue were once taken arbitrary by chalking or marking the house. 2. landlords once gave tenants notice to quit by chalking the door.
Chalk phr"Win By a Long Chalk" - by a wide margin.
Chalkboard nA slate board (blackboard) to write on with chalk, and a predecessor of the whiteboard.
Chalk dust nA fine white powder remaining after chalk is erased from a chalk board.
Chalked adjMarked, rubbed, mixed with chalk.
Chalkiness nHaving a chalky quality.
Chalking nThe fertilizing land with chalk. 2. the marking, drawing, writing with chalk. 3. running up an account at an alehouse or pub. 4. tracing out or designing with chalk.
Chalkish adjSomewhat chalkish or fragile.
Chalk-like adHaving the characteristics of chalk.
Chalk-line nA line drawn by chalk, a straight line (also transfig. and fig.)
Chalk-line phr"Walk a Chalk-line" - to behave with propriety; to keep from deviating from a course of action. 2. a test to prove one is sober.
Chalk-pit nA quarry in which chalk is dug.
Chalk-stone nLimestone, lime, a piece of chalk.
Chalk-talk nAn informal lecture on an academic subject. 2. a music hall act in which the performer makes chalk caricatures whilst recites a monologue.
Chalk-white adjWhite as chalk.
Chalky adj.Resembling chalk; fragility (esp. of bones.) 2. resembling chalk in colour and consistency; chalk-white.
Chap nChapman, buyer, purchaser, seller, customer, fellow, lad. (contemptously; often familiarly and undignified - also applied to a young man.)
Chap vbTo barter, trade, deal, buy and sell
Chapbook nChapman's book: applied to book-collections and other specimens of popular literature, small phamplets of popular tales, ballads which were formerly sold by iterant dealers (chapman).
Chapfare nCheap fare: a good bargain.
Chapman n.Merchant,trader.
Chapmanship nThe performance of a chapman.
Chap-woman nFemale trader.
Chare n.Char, deed, work, business; domestic work, turning or moving back, return, retreat. 2. after-chare the returning or coming around again of a time. 3. a turn or movement generally. 4. a turn, piece or stroke of work; housework, cleaning (of a house). 5. a piece of work or business. 6. an occasional turn of work, an odd job, esp. house-work. 7. in plural, the household work of a domestic work; chare work. 8. 'again-chare' - repentance. 5. 'on-chare' - on the turn, in the act of shutting, ajar.
Chare n.Narrow lane or wynd; a turn-down.
Chare vbTo turn up, esp. to turn aside or away (also with by). 2. to lead aside, to drive away. 3. to turn, esp. to turn away or aside, depart, to turn back, return. 4. to turn for one bodily state, belief to another. 5. to do accomplish (a turn of work). 6. to do homework, domestic chores, odd jobs, work by day, as a journey man. 7. to do the cleaning work of a house; a charlady.
Charing nTo do odd jobs etc.
Charity n.A borrowing from ONF: alms-giving in OE. 2. benvolence to the Poor 3, Christian love, esp .of one's fellow man. 4. love, natural affection, spontaneous goodness; fairness, equity.
Chark nAppears to be shortening of 'charcoal' - wood charred, coal, coke.
Chark vb.OE. cearcian, to chirk, to creak, to grate, to jar. 2. to make a grating noise with the teeth. 3. to creak as a wheel on an axle; a door on its hinges. 4. to complain constantly; be querulous.
Charkful adjFull of grating, creaking grating noise. 2. prone to quarrel.
Charkless adjWithout or lacking a creaky, grating noise, smooth. 2, without quarrel, or complaint.
Charksome adjSomewhat creaky, grating, chirky. 2. rather querulous.
Charles's Wain n.See Carles-wain.
Charlock n.Sinapsis arvensis or Field Mustard; also used for other field weeds.
Charr vb.Murmur, complain
Charwoman nCharlady, a woman hired by the day to do odd jobs of household work.
Charwork nOrdinary, routine work.
Chary adj.Sorrowful. 2. dear, cherished. 3. careful, cautious, circumspect, wary, 4. shy, fastidious, shy, particular. 5. careful not to waste or part with, frugal, sparing. 6. requiring care or careful handling. 7. charily, carefully.
Chaw vb.To chew. 2. mumble 3. ruminate upon, brood over.
Chaw-bacon nA bumpkin.
Chawer nOne who chews; a chewer. 2. one who ruminates or broods over something.
Chawn n.Identical in meaning with chine, but form history is by no means clear. 2. gap, cleft, chink, rift, weft, fissure, chine.
Chawn vb.To gape open, cleave, or rip asunder, to cause to gap open, chine
Cheap n.The sense "cattle" is found only in OE. 2. barter, buying and selling, merchandizing, gain, profit, bargain. 2. a bargain about changing one commodity for another, or giving money, or the like for any commodity, bargaining, trade buying and selling. 3. a market, marketplace (hence in place-names, as Cheapside Eastcheap etc.) 4. that which is given in exchange for a commodity, price, value. 5. exchanged commodity(s), merchandise, goods, chattels, esp cattle. 6. bargain, purchase (from the buyers point of view). 7. 'cheap' as in 'dearcheap' - a dear market, high prices; dearth, scarcity. 8. 'good cheap' - something good in the market for the producer. 9. transfig. - that costs little (trouble, etc.) easily obtained, plentiful, abundant. 10. on good terms, with little effort, cheaply, easily. See: chaffer, chapping, cheaping.
Cheap vb.Barter, bargain
Cheap adjThat may be bought at small cost, low price, inexpensive. 2. transfig. applied to the price itself. 3. the place where the commodity is sold, a market.
Cheap phr"Cheap as Dirt" - very cheap, surprising cheap; very vulgar; dirt-cheap.
Cheap phr"Dear cheap' - a dear market, high prices; dearth, scarcity.
Cheap phr"Feel cheap" - feel ashamed or contemptible.
Cheap phr"Good cheap' - something good in the market for the producer.
Cheap phr"On the Cheap" - cheaply; at minimum price.
Cheapen vbTo bargain for, ask the price of, bid for, offer a price for. 2. to bargain, chaffer. 3. haggle, bargain about. 4. to make cheap, lower the price. 5. to lower the estimation. 6. caused to be thought little of, bring into contempt, villify. 7. to be cheap fig. and transfig.)
Cheapening nThe state or action of making cheaper.
Cheaper nOne who makes things cheaper. 2. one who bids a price, inquires of a price, a bidder, a purchaser.
Cheapfare nA fare at a lower rate than the ordinary fare. 2. applied to money at a low rate of interest. 3. bearing a low price in proportion to its intrinsic value; of good value; well worth the price. 4. costing little labor, trouble, effort etc, easily obtained. 5. worthless, paltry, of little value. 6. in poor health, out of sorts, hence cheapness. 7. lightly esteemed, esp. brought into contempt through being made too familiar.
Cheapgild n.A market-place, cheaping. 2. the price of what is stolen.
Cheaphouse nA house of merchandise.
Cheapie nSlang for cheaply produced films, books, etc. 2. a thing of little value, poor or inferior quality. 3. a thing produced on a low budget.
Cheapening nBargaining, buying and selling, marketing, mercantile dealing. 2. a market place.
Cheapish adjSomewhat cheap or of low cost.
Cheaply advAt or of a low price. 2. at a cheap rate. 3. at small cost (lit. and fig.) 4. in low esteem, lightly, slightingly.
Cheapness nQuality of being cheap, low price or cost (also fig.)
Cheap shot nA deliberate, unsportsmanlike act of aggression against an opponent. 2. a remark that unfairly disparages an obvious vulnerable target.
Cheapstead nA market place.
Cheapstow nA market-place.
Cheapth nCheapness.
Cheek n.The jaw, jawbone, later called 'cheekbone'. 2. side of the face below the eye in man and beast. 3. the chops or fauces, the swallow. 4. the fleshy lateral wall of the mouth insolence in speaking to any one, cool confidence, effrontery, as in the phrase 'to give cheek'. 5. closest intimacy, as in the phr. cheek by jowl. 6. side post of a door, gate, window. 7. the buttocks. 7. fig. of the sea; the heavens, night personified.
Cheek phr"Be Cheek to Cheek" - applied to dancing, where the partner have or are cheek to cheek
Cheek vb"Cheek It Out" - to bold it out.
Cheek phr"Give Cheek to" - be saucy, insolent. 2. show lack of respect to somebody senior, superior.
Cheek phr"Have the Cheek" - to have audacity, boldness, effrontery.
Cheek phr"Have the Cheek of the Devil" - insolent, audacity.
Cheek phr"Having Tongue in Cheek" - insincerely, not necessary serious. 2. full of irony.
Cheek phr"Turn the Other Cheek" - accept attack meekly.
Cheek phr"With One's Own Cheek" - to oneself, for one's own private use (vulgar)
Cheekbone n.The bone below the eye (of the lower jaw).
Cheeked adjHaving some specific type of cheek.
Cheekiness nCheeky quality, cool, presumptiousness, effrontery, impudence.
Cheekish adjCheeky, saucy, impudent, cool effrontery.
Cheek kiss nA ritual or social kissing gesture to indicate friendship, family relationship, perform a greeting, to confer congratulations, to comfort someone, to show respect, or in a context where those are not the goal to indicate sexual or romantic interest.
Cheek-tooth n.A molar tooth or grinder.
Cheeky adjImpertinent, impudent, impertinently bold, brazen; but often endearing or amusing. 2. eaten or drunk as indulgence.
Cheese n.The curd of milk separated from the whey and pressed into a solid mass
Cheese phr"Believe Me the Moon is Made of Green Cheese" - the most absurd thing imaginable.
Cheese phr"Bread and Cheese" - food generally, but of a frugal nature.
Cheese phr"Cheese It" - stop it, leave off.
Cheese phr"Cheese Off" - to annoy, displease, be fed up. 2. make one heartily tired of something. 2. make despondent, brown off, fed up.
Cheese phr"Hard Cheese" - bad luck; usually meant in sympathy.
Cheese phr"It Is an Old Rat Who Won't Eat Cheese" - it must be a very old man that is inaccessible to flattery or who can abandon his favorite indulgence. 2. only a very cunning rat knows that cheese is a mere bait.
Cheese phr"Stiff Cheese" - circumstances which may be unwelcome but which will not altered and in respect of which there is no great sympathy felt.
Cheese phr"The Cheese" - the right thing.
Cheese board nA board from which cheese is served. 2. a selection of cheeses.
Cheese cloth nA loosely woven cotton, originally used to wrap cheese, but used for various other purposes, such as culinary tasks and crop protection.
Cheese eater nAn informer; rat. a person who betrays, denies, or abandons his or her associates, social group, beliefs, etc.
Cheese house nA room or building in which cheese is made, dried, or stored.
Cheeseless adjNot containing cheese. 2. without cheese. 3. characterised by the absence of cheese.
Cheese maker nA maker or producer of cheese.
Cheesemonger n.One who deals in cheese. 2. a monger of cheese.
Cheesemongering nThe action of making, buying and selling cheese.
Cheeselip n.Common woodlouse
Cheese-mite nA mite feeding on cheeses.
Cheese-wood nA tree growing in Australia having hard yellowish wood.
Cheesiness nThe quality, condition, or state of being cheesy.
Cheesy adjOf or belonging to cheese. 2. consisting of cheese, or the nature of cheese, abounding in cheese. 3. resembling cheese in appearance or consistence. 4. (sl) - fine or showy. 5. second rate, cheap and nasty.
Chelle nOE. cylle, cyll, a leather bag, flagon, vessel.
Cheole, Chel n.Throat
Cherry n.A well known stone fruit; the pulpy drupe of certain species of prunus (NO. Rosacae)
Chesil n.OE. cisil, ceasel, cysel: a collective noun for small pebbles, such as those of the sea, beach. 2. gravel, shingle, a small stone or pebble. Now dialect or found in place names.
Chest n.A box, coffer; now mostly a large box of strong construction. 2.coffin. Still dial. 3. case in which certain commodities, as tea, sugar are stored. 4. that part of the body enclosed by the ribs and breastbone; the thorax.
Chest nOE ceast, appears a later refashioning of the OE ceas by the addition of the ordinary 't' of nouns of action.: strife, contention, matter of dispute.
Chest vbTo put in a coffin. 2. to enclose in a chest or box; to stow away. 3. of a horse: to come against or strike with a chest.
Chest phr"Chest of Drawers" - a piece of furniture fitted with drawers.
Chest phr"Get It (Something) Of One's Chest" - to relieve oneself of anxiety, hurt or disappointment etc. by talking to someone.
Chest phr"Lock Something Up in an Old Oak Chest" - put something in a secure place and out of mind.
Chest phr"Put Hairs on One's Chest" - make manly, virile.
Chest-deep adjSo deep as to reach the chest.
Chested adjEnclosed in a coffin or chest. 2. having a chest, chiefly in combination, as bare-chested, deep-chested.
Chestedness nThe state or quality of having a particular type of chest, such as flat-chested, narrow-chested.
Chester n.A latin word adopted by the Angles and Saxons for a walled town or city; orig. one that had been a Roman station in Britain.
Chesterwort nSee 'Cesterwort.'
Chestful adjQuantity of articles that can fit in a box or chest
Chesting nIn Scotland, the putting of a corpse into a coffin with entertainment given on this melancholy occasion.
Chestless adjWithout a prominent chest, most of flat -chested women and girls.
Chestlike adjResembling a trunk, suitcase, or chest-like, rectangular piece of luggage.
Chest wall nThe outer surface of the thorax or chest.
Chesty adjConceited and self-assertive. 2. having one's chest thrust outed as a sign of self-importance. 2. inclined to be weak or prone to chest complaints. 3. of a woman having prominent breasts.
Cheves-born adjCebis, born of a concubine; a bastard.
Chevesse nA concubine, mistress, leman.
Chew vb.To crush bruise or grind by the action of the molar; bite, chomp. 2. masticate food. 3. to examine or plan deliberately; meditate or ruminate upon
Chew phr"Bite Off More than One Can Chew" - be overly ambitious and thus unrealistic as to one's capabilities.
Chew phr"Chew Off" - to reprimand, scold, rebuke.
Chew phr"Chew On" - to consider, ponder, chew over. 2. consider slowly and carefully.
Chew phr"Chew Out" - to lecture, scold, reprimand, rebuke.
Chew phr"Chew Over" - to think long, deeply about, ponder, mull over. 2. consider slowly and carefully.
Chew phr"Chew Somebody Ear" - to force one conversation on an unwilling listener.
Chew phr"Chew the Cud" - to think deeply, consider profoundly before answering. 2. to think deeply, ponder, ruminate.
Chew phr"Chew the Fat" - to discuss a matter, esp. complaint; to reiterate an old grievance, to grumble, to argue, to talk or chat, to spin a yarn. 2. talk long about, often but not necessary in a grumbling manner.
Chew phr"Have Something to Chew On" - to have firm facts on which to base a decision.
Chewed adjBruised and reduced between the teeth; masticated.
Chewer nOne that chews, spec. one that chews tobacco.
Chewiness nThe state of being chewy: having pliable or springy texture when chewed.
Chewing nRuminating, masticating.
Chewish adjSomewhat chewy.
Chewth nThe act of chewing.
Chewy nChewing gum; a piece of chewing gum.
Chewy adjSuitable for chewing (also transfiguratively.)
Chibe nOE. cipe - an onion, shallot, scallion, chipe.
Chick nA chicken, esp. a young one; something the young of any bird. 2. applied to human off-spring esp. in alliteration with child, as 'neither chick or child.'
Chickdom nThe world or sphere of young women, 'chicks'.
Chicken n.The young of the domesticated fowl. 2. a child, one young or inexperienced.
Chicken phr"She No Longer a Chicken" - that is no longer young.
Chicken phr"Chicken Out" - to fail to act when required to do so; to back down from motives of cowardice. 2. lose one's courage in the face of an enemy, or in a dangerous situation.
Chicken phr"One's Chickens Have Come Home to Roost" - his sins. misdeeds have caught him out. 2. he got what he called for.
Chicken phr"She's No Spring Chicken" - she's not young.
Chicken phr"Where the Chicken Got It" - be severely castigated; be thoroughly castigated.
Chicken phr"Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg" - a suitable reply to an unanswerable question.
Chicken-and-egg adjDesignating an unresolved question as to which of two things caused the other (a chicken-and-egg answer).
Chicken-brained adjSilly, stupid, stultish, empty-headed.
Chicken-feed nFood for poultry; also, fig. a thing of little importance.
Chicken-heart nOne with a heart as faint as that of a chicken; be chicken-livered. 2. a cowardly person.
Chicken-hearted adj.Of a heart so timorous as a chicken; of a cowardly person. 2. being timid, faint-hearted, cringing or weak when a show of strength and fortitude is called for.
Chickenhood nThe state of being of a chicken.
Chicken house nCage in which chickens are kept, a chicken coop.
Chicken-meat nFood (meat) for consumption by chicken and fowls. 2. meat made from chicken.
Chicken pox nAn infectious disease, esp. of children with a rash of small blisters.
Chicken thief nA pilferer.
Chicken-weed nAny of numerous small plants of the pink family, especially Stellaria media. 2. a garden weed with a with slender stems and tiny white flowers.
Chicken-wire nA light wire netting with a hexagonal mesh.
Chickenwort nChicken weed, 'Stellaria media.'
Chidden adjReproved, rebuked, scolded.
Chide nChiding, quarrelling, wrangling. 2. angry rebuke, a reproof. 2. the chide of streams and the hum of bees.'
Chide vb.To contend with loud and angry altercation, wrangle, brawl. 2. scold, rebuke, find fault with. 3. drive, compel or repel by chiding, ' Thy Word bids Winds and Waves be still. And chides them into rest. 4. said of loud and vociferous hounds and brawling streams.
Chider nA quarrelsome person, a brawler, one who scolds. 2. one who scolds or rebukes with vehemence.
Chiding nThe action of quarreling with angry words, contention, vehement expression of displeasure. 2. scolding, rebuking, reproof. 3. brawling or loud barking spec. of fox-hounds. 4. fig. & transfiguratively. of noise of wind and water. 5. the chiding that gives loud and vehement utterance of displeasure.
Chidingly advIn a chiding manner.
Chidingness nThe state or condition of chiding.
Chike n.Childishness, childness
Chilblain n.An inflammatory swelling produced by exposure to cold, affecting the hands and feet, accompanied by burning or with heat, itching and sometimes ulceration.
Child nA daughter or son; an offspring. 2. fig. an offspring; one born in, or considered a product of the culture of, a place. 3. fig. a member of a tribe, a people or a race of beings; one born into or considered a product of a people. 3. fig. a thing or abstraction derived from or caused by something. 4. a person who is below the age of adult hood; a minor, a person who is below the legal age of responsibility or accountability. 5. computing. data item, process or object which has a subservient or derivative role relative to another data item, process or object. 6. a female infant; a girl.
Child vbTo bear a child, to be delivered of, or to bring forth a child.
Child phr"Child of God" - one who has been baptized.
Child phr"Child's Play" - something that is quite easy to do. 2.
Child phr"Latch-key child" - a young school age child who has a key to the family home, to enable him to let himself in when he returns home to an empty house after school .
Child phr'That's Child's Play" - said of something that is very easy to do.
Child phr"The Child is the Father of the Man" - the influences and experiences of childhood determines one's character as an adult.
Child-bearing adjThe bringing forth or bearing of a child, parturition, gestation.
Child-bed nConfinement. 2. the bed in which a child is born. 3. the womb: the child's bed or bairn's bed.
Childbirth nThe fact or action of giving birth to a child, as a culmination of pregnancy.
Child bride nIn some cultures, a very young bride, pressured into marriage with a much older man.
Childcare nAct, practice or occupation of supervising and taking care of young children.
Child carer nOne who works in childcare.
Childcaring nThe act of caring for a child or children, esp. one's own.
Childed adjProvided with a child or children.
Childerhood nThe state of being children of a certain parent; childhood. 2.
Childerless adjChildless; without children.
Childermas nThe festival of the (slaughter) of the Holy Innocents by Herod. 2. childer tide or time.
Child free adjOf a person or couple: having no children, esp. as a matter of choce.
Child-great adjWith child; pregnant.
Childheady adjChildish.
Childhood nThe state of being a child. 2. time during which one is a child, from between infancy and puberty. 3. the early stages of development of something.
Childing adj.Pregnant, bearing child, child-bearing, child-delivery, parturition. 2. that bears a child or children. 3. breeding, in labour. 3. fertile(fig.); fruitful, applied to some plants which produce younger or similar florets around an older blossom.
Childish adjBehaving immaturely.
Childishly advIn a childish or peurile manner.
Childishness nQuality or conduct natural to a child. 2. quality or conduct not befitting mature age, puerility, silliness. 3. an act of childishness
Childlessly advIn a childless way; without children.
Childlessness nThe state or quality of being childless.
Childlike adjHaving the good quality of a child sucha s innocents, frankness etc.
Childless adjHaving no children, without off-spring.
Childlessness nChildless condition or quality.
Childlike adjFilial, belonging to, or becoming a child. 2. like a child, childish.
Childlikeness nA childly nature
Childling nA little child.
Childlore nThe folklore or folk culture of children and young people.
Child love nEuphemistic: pedophilia, lover of children.
Child lover nEuphemistic: a pedophile.
Childly adjOf, belonging to, or natural to a child, filial.
Child-minded adjBeing minded as a child.
Childminder nOne who looks after children while their parents are absence. 2. a babysitter.
Childmindishly advIn a child-mindish manner or way.
Childminding adjThe action or occupation of looking after children while their parents are absence. 2. baby-sitting.
Childmindishly advIn a child-mindish manner or way.
Child-rearernOne who rears, nurtures children or animals.
Child-rearing nThe act of rearing, nurturing children or animals.
Children nThe plural form of 'child'.
Children phr"Children in the Wood" - "Babes in the Wood" is a traditional children's tale, as well as a popular pantomime subject. It has also been the name of some other unrelated works. The expression has passed into common language, referring to inexperienced innocents entering unawares into any potentially dangerous or hostile situation. A number of child murder cases have been referred to in the media as the Babes in the Wood murders.
Children phr"Children Should Be Seen but Not Heard" - children should behave well and be quiet, esp. in the presence of adults.
Children ph"Take Food Out Of the Mouth Of Children" - cruelly to deprive the needy.
Childship nThe relationship of a child to a parent, filiation, adoption.
Children's home nA public institution for the care and protection of children whose parents have died or can no longer look after them. 2. an orphanage.
Childwife nA woman in childbed, or who has lately given birth to a child. 2. a midwife. 3. a wife who is a child, or very young.
Childwite n.Fine paid to the lord for getting his bonds woman with child.
Chill n.Cold, a feeling of coldness, attended with shivering, illness caused by cold.
Chill vb.To make cold; to affect with harm or injury with cold. 2. to cause to shiver. 3. fig what tends to repress warmth of feeling; repress deaden in feeling; dampen or dispirit.
Chill adjCold, creating depressing, ungenial.
Chill phr"Cast a Chill Over" -
Chill phr"Chill One's Blood" - to terrify, cause dread and fear.
Chill phr"Chill Down" - to relax or take time out; to calm down; unwind. 2. to hang out spend time together; or with another person or group. 2. wind down, unwind, let off some steam, chill out.
Chill phr"Chill to the Bone" - very cold.
Chill phr"Send a Chill Up Someone Neck/Spine" - strike deep feelings fear and horror into someone.
Chill phr"Take the Chill Off" - to raise something to temperature heat.
Chill phr"Throw a Chill Over" - to dampen the warmth or ardor of someone.
Chilled adjCooled, almost frozen, very cool.
Chiller nSomething that chills, esp. a machine that produces cold air, either for air conditioning, to prepare chilled food, etc. 2. a frightening, dramatic work, such as a book, or film.
Chilliness nA chilly state or condition.
Chilling nThe state or condition of being or becoming cold. 2. a state of mild fear.
Chilling adjBecoming cold, causing cold. 2. causing mild fear.
Chilling adjBecome cold; causing cold. 2. causing mild or moderate fear. 2. fig. very strong physical or psychological unpleasant effect.
Chillingly advIn a chilling manner.
Chillsome adjSomewhat chilly
Chilly adjCold enough to cause shivering or suddenly feeling cold.
Chillybin n(Insulated cooler): a car fridge, an esky (Australia), cool box, cooler (US), icebox, chilly-bin.
Chilver n.Ewe lamb, young wether, chilver lamb.
Chime nA borrowing from Latin during Old English period. An instrumental music producing a sound when struck, similar to a bell or actually a bell, a cymbal. 2. an individual ringing component of a set of bells or chimes. 3. a door bell or door-chime. 4. a small bell or ringing or tone-making device, as a component or other device, a set of chimes or bells. 5. a series of chiming sounds. 6. a small hammer or other device used to strike a bell or chime.
Chime n.The rim at the end of a cask formed by ends of the staves; a chimble. 2. the part of the waterway left the thickest and above the deck plank.
Chime vbTo make a sound of a chime. 2. to cause to strike or sound in harmony, to play a tune, as upon chime. 3. to make a wide correspondence of sound; to jingle.
Chime vbTo groove the ends of cask staves.
Chime phr"Chime in" - interrupt a conversation; contribute to a conversation.
Chime phr"Chime in With" - fit, suit a mood, feeling. 2. contribute with an offer of money.
Chimed adjRung in harmonious succession, rimed.
Chiming nAn instance of chiming; a sound that chimes.
Chiming adjA bell-like sound; a ringing tone.
Chin n.The part of the face below the upper lip formed by the prominent extremities of the lower jaw. 2. to press chin to chin. 3. to bring up to the chin. 4. to chat, chatter. 5. to talk to, address, esp. boldly or impudent.
Chin phr"Keep One's Chin Up" - be brave in adversity. 2. to refuse to be downcast.
Chin phr"Lead With the Chin" - make an attack without defending oneself.
Chin phr"Take It On the Chin" - courageously accept adversity or punishment.
Chine n.A fissure, crack in the surface (of the earth), cleft, crack, chink, leak. 2. cut, incision. 3. deep hollow ravine cut in soft rock by water, and descending steeply to the sea, as Shanklin's Chine on the Isle of Wight. 4. crevice, chasm, gap.
Chine vbTo burst asunder, split open, open in fissures, crack, chine. 2. to split off, split, burst, separate by fissure,
Chink vb.To gasp convulsively for breath in laughing and coughing. 2. to lose one's breath spasmodically in coughing and laughing. 3. to open in cracks and clefts; to fissure.
Chink phr"Chink of Light" - a small hope of a solution or breakthrough.
Chinked adjCracked, fissures, splitted.
Chinking nSplitting, fissuring, cracking, chining.
Chinless adjWithout a chin.
Chinless wonder nAn ineffectual esp. upper-class person.
Chinning n(slang)talk.
Chinny adjTalkative, having a conspicious chin.
Chinwag nAn informal conversation, usually about everyday matters, chat, gossip.
Chinwag vbTo chat informally, gossip.
Chip n.Perhaps? from O.E. cippian: to cut. a small thin piece of wood or other material, prepared for hewing, cutting, breaking. 2. counter used in a game of chance. 3. anything worthless without flavor, without nutritional value or dried up. 4. slight fracture caused by chipping.
Chip vb.To pare away. 2. hew or cut with an axe; to break off a small fragment etc., 3. crack or break the shell of. 4. In Australia, to harrow
Chip phr"Have a Chip? on his Shoulder" - be quarrelsome: (origin: possibly as a man might carry a chip on his shoulder and challenge others to dislodge it.
Chip phr"The Chips are Down" - the situations is grim or desperate.
Chipboard nA rigid sheet or panel made from compressed wood chip.
Chirk vb.Variant of Chark. 1, To make a strident noise, grate, chirp, squeak, croak 2. to make a noise with the teeth.. 3. to creak as a door. 4. to chirp as a bird, squeak as a mouse. 5. to cheer or brighten up, to be in a lively spirit or be cheerful.
Chirk adjLively, in good spirit, cheerful. 2. strident, grating, grinding.
Chirm nNoise, din, chirt, vociferation. 2. chatter, vocal noise (in later time, esp. of birds) 3. a mingled din of many, as chirping birds in flock, dinning school children in play.
Chirm vb.To vociferate, call-out, cry out, roar. 2. warble as a bird.
Chirming nThe action or state of being noisy, vociferous, chirting, or dinning.
Chise adj.Fastidious, neat, tidy, dainty as to eating. 2. particularly nice and choosy,
Chithe n.A chit, a shoot, sprout, bud, tender blade or sprout of grass or any plant, tiny shoot, chive, glume, awn, a mote, chit.
Chiule n.An Old English or Norse warship
Choke nA coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current, choke, choke coil, choking coil. 2. a valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine
Choke vbTo render unable to breathe by filling, pressing upon, or squeezing the windpipe; to stiffle, suffocate, strangle,  block  (someone's ) throat and keep them from breathing by constricting (someone's)  airwaves and keep  them from breathing; to struggle for breath, have a lack of oxygen .2. to obstruct by filling up, congesting or clogging of any passage; to block up; to breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion;. 3. to impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, choke, 4. to hinder or check, as growth, expansion, progress, etc.; to stifle. 5. to affect with a sense of strangulation by passion or strong feeling. 6. fail to perform adequately due to tension or agitation. 7. check or slow down the action or effect of. 8. become stultified, suppressed, or stifled. 9. suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of. 10. pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; , pass away, expire, give-up the ghost, drop dead, croak. 11. "choke a carburetor"; throttle. 12. cause to retch or choke, gag. to be too tight; rub or press; choke, gag. 13. to make a choke, as in a cartridge, or in the bore of the barrel of a shotgun.
Choke phr"Choke Back" - supress, restraint tears, sobs, anger, fury.
Choke phr"Choke Down" - swallow with difficulty.
Choke phr"Choke Off" - to stop a person in the execution of a purpose; as, to choke off a speaker by uproar.
Choke phr"Choke the Life out of" - kill by strangling. 2. fig. force to stop a business trading or operating.
Choke phr"Choke Up" - block a drain, grid, pipe with mud, leaves etc. 2. hold back tears with great diificulty.
Chokeberry nThe name comes from the astringency of the fruits,(genus Aronia) which create a sensation making one's mouth pucker:(especially with reference to a person's face) tightly gather or contract into wrinkles or small folds.
Choke-lewe n.Choking, suffocation, strangling; alternate spelling: Cheke-lewe
Choose vb.To take by preference all that is available; to select, to gather at pleasure. to pick out by sight.
Choose phr"Cannot Choose But" - has no alternative choice.
Choose phr"God's Chosen Ones" - according to the Old Testament text the Jewish people.
Choose phr"Nothing to Choose Between Them" -
Choose phr"The Chosen Few" - a relatively small number of persons selected for, or finding themselves in, a position of favor or privilege.
Choosey adjFastidious, hard to please.
Chough n.???Chatter, prattler, prater (birds of the crow family, esp. the jackdaw)
Chrism nA borrowing from latin, oil of the sacraments in Eastern and Western churches. See 'chrisom'
Christ nThe anointed one or messiah predicted in the Hebrew Bible. 2. Jesus of Nazareth; in O.E. known as Healand: 'The Healer'.
Christ-child nThe baby Jesus; Jesus as a baby.
Christ dust nFlour
Christen vbGive a Christian name to at baptism as a sign of admission to a Christian Church. 2. give a name to(a thing) esp. formally or with a ceremony. 3. use for the first time.
Christendom nChristians worldwide regarded as a collective body.
Christhood nThe condition of being Christ.
Christlike adjResembling Christ.
Christmas nThe annual festival of the celebration of the birth of Christ, observed on the 25th December.
Christmas phr"All His Christmas Came at Once" - he was overjoyed.
Christmas day nThe day of the celebration of the birth of Christ, observed on the 25th December.
Christmas rose n
Christmas tree n
Christ's-hair nScolopendrum vulgar
Christ's thorn nName given to several thorny shrubs.
Christ's wort nA plant that flowers around Christmas time.
Christdom nChristendom; the rule of Christ.
Christen nOf persons: Christian; of things: Christian.
Christen vbTo convert to or make Christian. 2. to baptise. 3. to give or bestow a personal name.
Christened adjConverted to Christianity; baptised.
Christenness nThe state or condition of being a Christian.
Christening nConversion to Christianity. 2. becoming a christian.
Christenly advIn the Christian way or manner.
Christhood nThe state or condition of being Christ, the messiah.
Christless adjWithout Christ or his spirit.
Christ-like adjLike Christ
Christlikeness nHaving a likeness to Christ
Christmas nAn annual church festival kept on December 25 or by some Eastern churches on January 7 in memory of the birth of Christ, celebrated generally by a particular church service, special gifts, and greetings, and observed in most Christian communities as a legal holiday. 2. a widely celebrated festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, incorporating various Christian, pre-Christian and secular customs. 3. Christmas Day, the day it is celebrated, 25 December, an English quarter day. 4. Christmastide, the Twelve Days of Christmas, the season (traditionally from the 24th of December to the 6th of January) around the holiday. 5. In US retailing period from the Friday following Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, busy with shopping and preparations for Christmas. 6. in marketing, retailing - Christmas season, the end of the year period, busy with shopping and preparations for Christmas. 7. Yule; Noel.
Christmas eve nThe day or evening before Christmas day.
Christmassy adjPertaining to Christmas.
Christmastide nThe Christmas season; Christmas time. 2. Christmastide, the Twelve Days of Christmas, the season (traditionally from the 24th of December to the 6th of January) around the holiday.
Christmas tree nAn evergreen (usually spruce) or artificial tree set up with decorations at christmas.
Church nOne of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship. 2. a place for public (especially Christian) worship; church. 3. a service conducted in a house of worship. 4. the body of people who attend or belong to a particular local church. 5. Christian house of worship; a building where religious services take place (from 9th c.). 6. Christians collectively seen as a single spiritual community; Christianity. 7. a local group of people who follow the same Christian religious beliefs, local or general. [from 9th c.]  8. a particular denomination of Christianity. 9. Christian worship held at a church; service.  10. a (non-Christian) religion; a religious group.
Church vbTo conduct a religious service for (a woman) after childbirth. 2. to educate someone religiously in the ways of the church.
Church phr"Church a Woman" - to read the appointed service when a woman comes to to give thanks after childbirth.
Church phr"Go Into the Church" - to take holy orders; go into the ministry.
Church phr"Needy as a Church Mouse" - very poor.
Church-ale nAlso called Easter-ale, and Whitsun-ale from sometimes from sometimes being held at Easter or whitsuntide:: a church festivity akin to the Wakes, when specially brewed ale was sold to the populace and money was collected in addition.
Church-bell nThe bell (often more than one) belonging to a church, usually housed in the steeple or tower of the church and by custom rung before church services or on other occasions such as funerals and weddings.
Church-book nOne belonging to, or used in connection with the church.
Churchdom nThe existence or standing of the church. 2. ecclesiastical status. 3. the system and workings of the church.
Church-folk nChurch-goers; members of the church.
Church-gang nGoing to church; attendance at church. 2. churching of a woman after child birth.
Church-goer nOne who regularly goes to church.
Church-going nThe regularly going to church.
Church-grith nChurch peace: abstention from violence within the precinct of a church; right of sanctuary.
Church-hallowing nConsecration of a church.
Church-hawe nA churchyard.
Church-hay nA churchyard.
Church-house nA manse or house attached to or near a church for the use of clergy.
Churchiness nChurchlike qualities.
Churchish adjSomewhat inclined to attend church regularly, but not over-religious.
Church-key nKeys to the Churchdoor; fig. alluding to "the power of the keys."
Churchless adjWithout a church. 2. not attending or belonging to a church. 3. not sanctioned or blessed by the church, unhallowed, unholy.
Churchliness adjThe quality of being churchly. 2. loyalty to the church.
Church-litten nA burying enclosure; a churchyard, cemetery.
Churchly adjOf, pertaining or relating to a church, its government, forms, or ceremonies; ecclesiastical. 2. devoted to, or inclined to attach great importance to the order and ritual of a particular section of the Christian church. 3. in accordance with ecclesiastical standards or ceremonies, appropriate or befitting a church. 4. characteristic of a church, church-like.
Churchman nA clergyman; ecclesiastic. 2. a devoted supporter or member, especially of an established church.
Churchmanly advIn the manner or fashion of a churchman.
Church owl nThe Barn owl.
Churchmanship nPosition, quality or action of a churchman.
Church-mouse nSomeone as poor as a church mouse.
Church-quake nConvulsion or upheaval in the church.
Church-scot nChurch tribute: in OE. times a custom of corn collected on St Martin's Day; extended to other contributions in kind and money made for the support of the clergy, or demanded as a n ecclesiastical due.
Churchship nThe status of the church; the being of a church. 2. an ecclesiastical organization or body.
Church-soken nTerritory of a church; inhabitants of a church district.
Church-tale nA periodic festive gathering held in connection with a church.
Churchward adjThe custodian of the church (building) 2. a man in orders who has charge of a church.
Churchwarden nOne of the lay officers (usually two)
Churchway advManner or usage of a church.
Churchwork nWork for or on behalf of a church.
Churchwort nThe pennyroyal.
Churchy adjChurch-going, churchly; somewhat religious inclined.
Churchyard nThe yard or enclosed piece of land on which the church stands, formerly used as a burial ground for the local parishioners. 2. a burial ground or cemetery. 3. the precincts of the church.
Churl nA male human being, a man; esp. 'man' as a correlative to wife, husband. 2. in OE times: a man simply in and out of work, a lowly freeman. 3. in more general application: a noble, gentleman, a tenant.. 4. a tenant in pure villeinage, serf, bondsman. 5. serf, bondsman, villein, the position to which the anglo-saxon churl were reduced after the Norman Conquest. 6. countryman, peasant, rustic, boor. 7. disparagely: a rude fellow, low-bred person. 8. one who is sordid, hard or stingy in money matters, a niggard, miser.
Churl vbTo take a husband. 2. to play the churl or be niggard towards someone. 3. to begrudge, grumble like a churl.
Churldom nIn various senses of the word: the state of being a churl or bondsman. 2. churlhood. 3. those intentionally boorish or rude in behaviour collectively, surly-hood, harshhood.
Churled adjMade a churl or churlish.
Churlhood nState or quality of a churl: rusticity, boorishness, rudeness, home simplicity. 2. estate or order of churls; churldom
Churlish adjOf, or relating to a churl. 2. pertaining to a churl. 3. of the rank or position of a churl(s). 2. intentionally boorish or rude in behaviour; harsh, brutal, surly, ungracious. 3. of beasts, natural forces etc. - vilent, rough. 4. sordid, niggardly, stingy, grudging. 5. of soil, unkindly stiff, hard or difficult to work. 6. of metal: difficult to work, intractable. 7. transfig. - of difficulty, obstacles: hard, problematic etc. 8. of voice: strident, harsh, coarse.
Churlishly advIn a churlish manner, rudely, coarsely, rough, with niggardness.
Churlishness nA churlish state or quality, rudeness, sulleness, harshness, niggardness.
Churly adjChurlish, rough, surly, rude, violent.
Churn nA butter making machine. 2. a vessel or machine for making butter, in which is shaken, beaten or broken, so as to separate the oily globules from the serous parts. 3. used also vessels or instruments resembling a churn, as a pump, milk can.
Churn vbTo produce a large quantity (of something) rapidly and easily. 2. antonym: unchurn. 2. to agitate cream or milk in a churn, so as to make butter, agitate, stir and intermix; to produce froth.
Churn phr"Churn Out" - to produce mechanically, hurriedly, or routinely.
Churn phr"Churn Up" - to turn over the ground, plough up. 2. fig. cause one to be anxious, upset; disturb or move violently. 3. to become or cause someone to be anxious.
Churned adjProduced in large quantity, regularly, rapidly and easily. 2.
Churner nA churn; a vessel in which cream is churned to make butter.
Churning nThe act by which something is churned. 2. the quantity of butter produced at a churning.
Churning adjThe act by which something is churned or agitated rapidly. 2. fig. the act of producing excessive and sometimes undesirable or unpredictable activity or motion.
Churningly advIn a churning manner.
Churnishly advIn a churnish manner.
Churn-milk nButtermilk.
Churn-owl nThe Nightjar.
Churn-staff nA rod with a perforated disk at one's end, used in hand-churning.
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