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Single

sin•gle (singgəl),USA pronunciation adj., v.,  -gled, -gling, n. 
adj. 
  1. only one in number;
    one only;
    unique;
    sole: a single example.
  2. of, pertaining to, or suitable for one person only: a single room.
  3. solitary or sole;
    lone: He was the single survivor.
  4. unmarried: a single man.
  5. pertaining to the unmarried state: the single life.
  6. of one against one, as combat or fight.
  7. consisting of only one part, element, or member: a single lens.
  8. sincere and undivided: single devotion.
  9. separate, particular, or distinct;
    individual: Every single one of you must do your best. It's the single most important thing.
  10. uniform;
    applicable to all: a single safety code for all manufacturers.
  11. (of a bed or bedclothes) twin-size.
  12. (of a flower) having only one set of petals.
  13. of standard strength or body, as ale, beer, etc. Cf.  double (def. 1).
  14. (of the eye) seeing rightly.

v.t. 
  1. to pick or choose (one) from others (usually fol. by out): to single out a fact for special mention.
  2. [Baseball.]
    • to cause the advance of (a base runner) by a one-base hit.
    • to cause (a run) to be scored by a one-base hit (often fol. by in or home).

v.i. 
  1. [Baseball.]to hit a single.

n. 
  1. one person or thing;
    a single one.
  2. an accommodation suitable for one person only, as a hotel room or a table at a restaurant: to reserve a single.
  3. a ticket for a single seat at a theater.
    • a one-way ticket.
    • a steam locomotive having one driving wheel on each side.
  4. an unmarried person, esp. one who is relatively young.
  5. [Baseball.]Also called  one-base hit. a base hit that enables a batter to reach first base safely.
  6. singles, (used with a sing. v.) a match with one player on each side, as a tennis match.
  7. [Golf.]twosome (def. 4).
  8. [Cricket.]a hit for which one run is scored.
  9. a one-dollar bill.
  10. a phonograph record, CD, or cassette usually having two songs.
  11. one of the songs recorded on a single.
  12. Often,  singles. 
    • reeled or spun silk that may or may not be thrown.
    • a one-ply yarn of any fiber that has been drawn and twisted.

Basin

ba•sin (bāsən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a circular container with a greater width than depth, becoming smaller toward the bottom, used chiefly to hold water or other liquid, esp. for washing.
  2. any container of similar shape, as the pan of a balance.
  3. the quantity held by such a container: We need another basin of water to dilute the mixture.
  4. a natural or artificial hollow place containing water.
  5. a partially enclosed, sheltered area along a shore, often partly man-made or dredged to a greater depth, where boats may be moored: a yacht basin.
  6. an area in which the strata dip from the margins toward a common center.
  7. [Physical Geog.]
    • a hollow or depression in the earth's surface, wholly or partly surrounded by higher land: river basin.
    • See  drainage basin. 
  8. the depression in an apple, pear, or other pome at the end opposite the stem.
basin•al, adj. 
basined, adj. 
basin•like′, adj. 

Double

dou•ble (dubəl),USA pronunciation adj., n., v.,  -bled, -bling, adv. 
adj. 
  1. twice as large, heavy, strong, etc.;
    twofold in size, amount, number, extent, etc.: a double portion; a new house double the size of the old one.
  2. composed of two like parts or members;
    twofold in form;
    paired: double doors; a double sink.
  3. of, pertaining to, or suitable for two persons: a double room.
  4. twofold in character, meaning, or conduct;
    dual or ambiguous: a double interpretation.
  5. deceitful;
    hypocritical;
    insincere.
  6. (of musical instruments) producing a tone an octave lower than the notes indicate.
  7. duple, as time or rhythm.
  8. folded in two;
    having one half folded over the other.
  9. (of a bed or bedclothes) full-size: a double blanket.
  10. [Bot.](of flowers) having many more than the normal number of petals: double petunias; double hollyhocks.

n. 
  1. anything that is twofold in size or amount or twice the usual size, quantity, strength, etc.
  2. a duplicate or counterpart;
    something exactly or closely resembling another: This dress is the double of that. He is the double of his cousin.
  3. Also called  double room. a type of hotel accommodation with two beds, or sometimes a double bed, for occupancy by two persons. Cf. twin (def. 4).
  4. a fold or plait.
  5. an alcoholic drink containing twice the usual amount of alcohol.
  6. a sudden backward turn or bend, as of a fox on the run in fox hunting;
    reversal.
  7. a trick or artifice, as of argument in a formal debate.
  8. a substitute actor or singer ready to take another's place;
    understudy.
  9. [Motion Pictures, Television.]a substitute who performs feats or actions too hazardous or difficult for a star.
  10. [Baseball.]See  two-base hit. 
  11. [Mil.]double time.
  12. doubles, (used with a sing. v.) a game or match in which there are two players on each side, as in tennis.
  13. (in bridge or other card games)
    • a challenge by an opponent that the declarer cannot fulfill the designated contract, increasing the points to be won or lost.
    • a hand that warrants such a challenge.
  14. [Bridge.]a conventional bid informing one's partner that a player's hand is of a certain strength.
  15. [Bowling.]two strikes in succession: He needed a double in the tenth frame to win.
  16. See  daily double. 
  17. any of certain feasts in the Roman Catholic Church, marked by a doubled antiphon and taking precedence over lesser feasts.
  18. [Music. Rare.]a variation.
  19. a former coin of France, the sixth part of a sol, issued in silver in the 14th century, later made of copper.
  20. at the double, [Brit. Informal.]on the double.
  21. on the double, [Informal.]
    • without delay;
      rapidly: The fire engines came on the double.
    • in double time, as marching troops.

v.t. 
  1. to make double or twice as great;
    to add an equal amount to: The baby doubled its weight in a year.
  2. to bend or fold with or as with one part over another (often fol. by over, up, back, etc.): Double the edge over before sewing.
  3. to clench: He doubled his fists.
  4. to be or have twice as much as: Income doubled expenditure.
  5. [Naut.]
    • to sail around (a projecting area of land): to double Cape Horn.
    • to add a new layer of planking or ceiling to (an old wooden hull).
  6. to pair;
    couple: The players were doubled for the tournament.
  7. [Music.]to reduplicate by means of a tone in another part, either at the unison or at an octave above or below.
  8. (in bridge and other card games)
    • to challenge (the bid of an opponent) by making a call that increases the value of tricks to be won or lost.
    • to challenge the bid of (an opponent): He doubled me into game.
  9. [Baseball.]
    • to cause the advance of (a base runner) by a two-base hit: He doubled him to third.
    • to cause (a run) to be scored by a two-base hit (often fol. by in): He doubled in the winning run.
    • to put out (a base runner) as the second out of a double play (often fol. by up).

v.i. 
  1. to become double: My money doubled in three years.
  2. to bend or fold (often fol. by up or over): to double over with pain.
  3. to turn back on a course or reverse direction (often fol. by back): He doubled back by another road and surprised us.
  4. [Mil.]to march at the double-time pace.
  5. to serve in two capacities or in an additional capacity: She doubles as producer and director.
  6. to act as a double in a play, motion picture, or the like.
  7. [Music.]to play an instrument besides one's regular instrument (usually followed by on): The saxophonist doubles on drums.
  8. (in bridge and other card games) to double the bid of an opponent.
  9. [Baseball.]to make a two-base hit.
  10. to double-date.
  11. double in brass, [Informal.]to serve in two capacities;
    be able to do work different from one's own: It is a small firm, and everyone doubles in brass when emergencies arise.
  12. double or nothing, a bet having as its outcome either the doubling of a previous loss or debt or the canceling of that loss or debt. Also,  double or quits. 
  13. double up: 
    • to share quarters planned for only one person or family: Because of the room shortage, we had to double up.
    • to bend over, as from pain: He doubled up in agony.

adv. 
  1. to twice the amount, number, extent, etc.;
    twofold;
    doubly.
  2. two together: There are only a few beds, so some of the children will have to sleep double for the night.
double•ness, n. 
doubler, n. 

Drainboard

drain•board (drānbôrd′, -bōrd′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a working surface beside or on a kitchen sink, formed and inclined to drain into the sink.

Porcelain

por•ce•lain (pôrsə lin, pōr-; pôrslin, pōrs-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a strong, vitreous, translucent ceramic material, biscuit-fired at a low temperature, the glaze then fired at a very high temperature.
  2. ware made from this.

Over

o•ver vər),USA pronunciation prep. 
  1. above in place or position: the roof over one's head.
  2. above and to the other side of: to leap over a wall.
  3. above in authority, rank, power, etc., so as to govern, control, or have jurisdiction regarding: There is no one over her in the department now.
  4. so as to rest on or cover;
    on or upon: Throw a sheet over the bed.
  5. on or upon, so as to cause an apparent change in one's mood, attitude, etc.: I can't imagine what has come over her.
  6. on or on top of: to hit someone over the head.
  7. here and there on or in;
    about: at various places over the country.
  8. through all parts of;
    all through: to roam over the estate; to show someone over the house.
  9. to and fro on or in;
    across;
    throughout: to travel all over Europe.
  10. from one side to the other of;
    to the other side of;
    across: to go over a bridge.
  11. on the other side of;
    across: lands over the sea.
  12. reaching higher than, so as to submerge: The water is over his shoulders.
  13. in excess of;
    more than: over a mile; not over five dollars.
  14. above in degree, quantity, etc.: a big improvement over last year's turnout.
  15. in preference to: chosen over another applicant.
  16. throughout the length of: The message was sent over a great distance.
  17. until after the end of: to adjourn over the holidays.
  18. throughout the duration of: over a long period of years.
  19. in reference to, concerning, or about: to quarrel over a matter.
  20. while engaged in or occupied with: to fall asleep over one's work.
  21. via;
    by means of: He told me over the phone. I heard it over the radio.
  22. over and above, in addition to;
    besides: a profit over and above what they had anticipated.
  23. over the hill. See  hill (def. 8).

adv. 
  1. beyond the top or upper surface or edge of something: a roof that hangs over.
  2. so as to cover the surface, or affect the whole surface: The furniture was covered over with dust.
  3. through a region, area, etc.: He was known the world over.
  4. at some distance, as in a direction indicated: They live over by the hill.
  5. from side to side;
    across;
    to the other side: to sail over.
  6. across an intervening space: Toss the ball over, will you?
  7. across or beyond the edge or rim: The soup boiled over. The bathtub ran over.
  8. from beginning to end;
    throughout: to read a paper over; Think it over.
  9. from one person, party, etc., to another: Hand the money over. He made the property over to his brother.
  10. on the other side, as of a sea, a river, or any space: over in Japan.
  11. so as to displace from an upright position: to knock over a glass of milk.
  12. so as to put in the reversed position: She turned the bottle over. The dog rolled over.
  13. once more;
    again: Do the work over.
  14. in repetition or succession: twenty times over.
  15. in excess or addition: to pay the full sum and something over.
  16. in excess of or beyond a certain amount: Five goes into seven once, with two over.
  17. throughout or beyond a period of time: to stay over till Monday.
  18. to one's residence, office, or the like: Why don't you come over for lunch?
  19. so as to reach a place across an intervening space, body of water, etc.: Her ancestors came over on theMayflower
  20. all over: 
    • over the entire surface of;
      everywhere: material printed all over with a floral design.
    • thoroughly;
      entirely.
    • finished: The war was all over and the soldiers came home.
  21. all over with, ended;
    finished: It seemed miraculous that the feud was all over with.
  22. over again, in repetition;
    once more: The director had the choir sing one passage over again.
  23. over against. See  against (def. 12).
  24. over and over, several times;
    repeatedly: They played the same record over and over.
  25. over there, [Informal.](in the U.S. during and after World War I) in or to Europe: Many of the boys who went over there never came back.
  26. over with, finished or done: Let's get this thing over with, so that we don't have to worry about it any more.

adj. 
  1. upper;
    higher up.
  2. higher in authority, station, etc.
  3. serving, or intended to serve, as an outer covering;
    outer.
  4. remaining or additional, surplus;
    extra.
  5. too great;
    excessive (usually used in combination): Insufficient tact and overaggressiveness are two of his problems.
  6. ended;
    done;
    past: when the war was over.

n. 
  1. an amount in excess or addition;
    extra.
  2. a shot that strikes or bursts beyond the target.
  3. [Cricket.]
    • the number of balls, usually six, delivered between successive changes of bowlers.
    • the part of the game played between such changes.

v.t. 
  1. to go or get over;
    leap over.
  2. [Southern U.S.]to recover from.

interj. 
  1. (used in radio communications to signify that the sender has temporarily finished transmitting and is awaiting a reply or acknowledgment.) Cf.  out (def. 61).

Cast

cast (kast, käst),USA pronunciation v.,  cast, cast•ing, n., adj. 
v.t. 
  1. to throw or hurl;
    fling: The gambler cast the dice.
  2. to throw off or away: He cast the advertisement in the wastebasket.
  3. to direct (the eye, a glance, etc.), esp. in a cursory manner: She cast her eyes down the page.
  4. to cause to fall upon something or in a certain direction;
    send forth: to cast a soft light; to cast a spell; to cast doubts.
  5. to draw (lots), as in telling fortunes.
  6. [Angling.]
    • to throw out (a fishing line, net, bait, etc.): The fisherman cast his line.
    • to fish in (a stream, an area, etc.): He has often cast this brook.
  7. to throw down or bring to the ground: She cast herself on the sofa.
  8. to part with;
    lose: The horse cast a shoe.
  9. to shed or drop (hair, fruit, etc.): The snake cast its skin.
  10. (of an animal) to bring forth (young), esp. abortively.
  11. to send off (a swarm), as bees do.
  12. to throw or set aside;
    discard or reject;
    dismiss: He cast the problem from his mind.
  13. to throw forth, as from within;
    emit or eject;
    vomit.
  14. to throw up (earth, sod, etc.), as with a shovel.
  15. to put or place, esp. hastily or forcibly: to cast someone in prison.
  16. to deposit or give (a ballot or vote).
  17. to bestow;
    confer: to cast blessings upon someone.
  18. to make suitable or accordant;
    tailor: He cast his remarks to fit the occasion.
  19. [Theat.]
    • to select actors for (a play, motion picture, or the like).
    • to allot a role to (an actor).
    • to assign an actor to (a role).
  20. to form (an object) by pouring metal, plaster, etc., in a fluid state into a mold and letting it harden.
  21. to form (metal, plaster, etc.) into a particular shape by pouring it into a mold in a fluid state and letting it harden.
  22. to tap (a blast furnace).
  23. to compute or calculate;
    add, as a column of figures.
  24. to compute or calculate (a horoscope) astrologically;
    forecast.
  25. to turn or twist;
    warp.
  26. to turn the head of (a vessel), esp. away from the wind in getting under way.
  27. [Fox Hunting.](of a hunter) to lead or direct (hounds) over ground believed to have been recently traveled by a fox.
  28. [Archaic.]to contrive, devise, or plan.
  29. [Obs.]to ponder.

v.i. 
  1. to throw.
  2. to receive form in a mold.
  3. to calculate or add.
  4. to conjecture;
    forecast.
  5. (of hounds) to search an area for scent: The setter cast, but found no scent.
  6. to warp, as timber.
  7. (of a vessel) to turn, esp. to get the head away from the wind;
    tack.
  8. to select the actors for a play, motion picture, or the like.
  9. [Obs.]
    • to consider.
    • to plan or scheme.
  10. cast about: 
    • to look, as to find something;
      search;
      seek: We cast about for something to do during the approaching summer vacation.
    • to scheme;
      plan: He cast about how he could avoid work.
  11. cast away: 
    • Also,  cast aside. to reject;
      discard.
    • to shipwreck.
    • to throw away;
      squander: He will cast away this money just as he has done in the past.
  12. cast back, to refer to something past;
    revert to: The composer casts back to his earlier work.
  13. cast down, to lower;
    humble.
  14. cast off: 
    • to discard;
      reject.
    • to let go or let loose, as a vessel from a mooring.
    • [Print.]to determine the quantity of type or space that a given amount of text will occupy when set.
    • to make (the final stitches) in completing a knitted fabric.
    • to throw (a falcon) off from the fist to pursue game.
  15. cast on, to set (yarn) on a needle in order to form the initial stitches in knitting.
  16. cast out, to force out;
    expel;
    eject.
  17. cast up: 
    • to add up;
      compute.
    • to vomit;
      eject.
    • [Chiefly Scot.]to turn up;
      appear.

n. 
  1. act of casting or throwing.
  2. that which is thrown.
  3. the distance to which a thing may be cast or thrown.
    • a throw of dice.
    • the number rolled.
  4. [Angling.]
    • act of throwing a line or net onto the water.
    • a spot for casting;
      a fishing place.
  5. [Theat.]the group of performers to whom parts are assigned;
    players.
  6. [Hunting.]a searching of an area for a scent by hounds.
  7. a stroke of fortune;
    fortune or lot.
  8. a ride offered on one's way;
    lift.
  9. the form in which something is made or written;
    arrangement.
    • act of casting or founding.
    • the quantity of metal cast at one time.
  10. something formed from a material poured into a mold in a molten or liquid state;
    casting.
  11. an impression or mold made from something.
  12. a rigid surgical dressing, usually made of bandage treated with plaster of Paris.
  13. outward form;
    appearance.
  14. sort;
    kind;
    style.
  15. tendency;
    inclination.
  16. a permanent twist or turn: to have a cast in one's eye.
  17. a warp.
  18. a slight tinge of some color;
    hue;
    shade: A good diamond does not have a yellowish cast.
  19. a dash or trace;
    a small amount.
  20. computation;
    calculation;
    addition.
  21. a conjecture;
    forecast.
  22. [Zool.]something that is shed, ejected, or cast off or out, as molted skin, a feather, food from a bird's crop, or the coil of sand and waste passed by certain earthworms.
  23. [Ornith.]pellet (def. 6).
  24. [Falconry.]a pair of hawks put in flight together.
  25. effused plastic matter produced in the hollow parts of various diseased organs.
  26. low-grade, irregular wool.
  27. at a single cast, through a single action or event: He bankrupted himself at a single cast.

adj. 
  1. (of an animal, esp. a horse) lying in such a position that it is unable to return to its feet without assistance.
casta•ble, adj. 
cast′a•bili•ty, n. 

Iron

i•ron ərn),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a ductile, malleable, silver-white metallic element, scarcely known in a pure condition, but much used in its crude or impure carbon-containing forms for making tools, implements, machinery, etc. Symbol: Fe;
    at. wt.: 55.847;
    at. no.: 26;
    sp. gr.: 7.86 at 20°C. Cf. cast iron, pig iron, steel, wrought iron.
  2. something hard, strong, rigid, unyielding, or the like: hearts of iron.
  3. an instrument, utensil, weapon, etc., made of iron.
  4. an appliance with a flat metal bottom, used when heated, as by electricity, to press or smooth clothes, linens, etc.
  5. [Golf.]one of a series of nine iron-headed clubs having progressively sloped-back faces, used for driving or lofting the ball. Cf. wood1 (def. 8).
  6. a branding iron.
  7. any of several tools, structural members, etc., of metals other than iron.
  8. the blade of a carpenter's plane.
  9. a pistol.
  10. a harpoon.
  11. a preparation of iron or containing iron, used chiefly in the treatment of anemia, or as a styptic and astringent.
  12. irons, shackles or fetters: Put him in irons!
  13. a sword.
  14. in irons: 
    • [Naut.](of a sailing vessel) unable to maneuver because of the position of the sails with relation to the direction of the wind.
    • [Naut.](of a towing vessel) unable to maneuver because of tension on the towing line.
    • Also,  into irons. in shackles or fetters.
  15. irons in the fire, matters with which one is immediately concerned;
    undertakings;
    projects: He had other irons in the fire, so that one failure would not destroy him.
  16. pump iron, to lift weights as an exercise or in competition.
  17. strike while the iron is hot, to act quickly when an opportunity presents itself.

adj. 
  1. of, containing, or made of iron: an iron skillet.
  2. resembling iron in firmness, strength, color, etc.: an iron will.
  3. stern;
    harsh;
    cruel.
  4. inflexible;
    unrelenting.
  5. strong;
    robust;
    healthy.
  6. holding or binding strongly: an iron grip.
  7. irritating or harsh in tone: an iron voice.

v.t. 
  1. to smooth or press with a heated iron, as clothes or linens.
  2. to furnish, mount, or arm with iron.
  3. to shackle or fetter with irons.
  4. to smooth and thin the walls of (an object being deep-drawn).

v.i. 
  1. to press clothes, linens, etc., with an iron.
  2. iron out: 
    • to iron or press (an item of clothing or the like).
    • to remove (wrinkles) from by ironing.
    • to resolve or clear up (difficulties, disagreements, etc.): The problem was ironed out months ago.
iron•less, adj. 
iron•like′, adj. 

Sink

sink (singk),USA pronunciation v.,  sank  or, often, sunk;
sunk
  or sunk•en;
sink•ing;
 n. 
v.i. 
  1. to displace part of the volume of a supporting substance or object and become totally or partially submerged or enveloped;
    fall or descend into or below the surface or to the bottom (often fol. by in or into): The battleship sank within two hours. His foot sank in the mud. Her head sinks into the pillows.
  2. to fall, drop, or descend gradually to a lower level: The river sank two feet during the dry spell.
  3. to settle or fall gradually, as a heavy structure: The tower is slowly sinking.
  4. to fall or collapse slowly from weakness, fatigue, distress, etc.: He gasped and sank to his knees.
  5. to slope downward;
    dip: The field sinks toward the highway.
  6. to go down toward or below the horizon: the sun sinks in the west.
  7. to penetrate, permeate, or seep (usually fol. by in or into): Wipe the oil off before it sinks into the wood.
  8. to become engulfed or absorbed in or gradually to enter a state (usually fol. by in or into): to sink into slumber.
  9. to be or become deeply absorbed or involved in a mood or mental state (usually fol. by in or into): sunk in thought. She sank into despair.
  10. to pass or fall into some lower state, as of fortune, estimation, etc.;
    degenerate: to sink into poverty.
  11. to decline or deteriorate in quality or worth.
  12. to fail in physical strength or health.
  13. to decrease in amount, extent, intensity, etc.: The temperature sank to 30° at noon.
  14. to become lower in volume, tone, or pitch: Her voice sank to a whisper.
  15. to enter or permeate the mind;
    become known or understood (usually fol. by in or into): He said it four times before the words really sank in.
  16. to become concave;
    become hollow, as the cheeks.
  17. to drop or fall gradually into a lower position: He sank down on the bench.

v.t. 
  1. to cause to become submerged or enveloped;
    force into or below the surface;
    cause to plunge in or down: The submarine sank the battleship. He sank his fist into the pillow.
  2. to cause to fall, drop, or descend gradually.
  3. to cause to penetrate: to sink an ax into a tree trunk.
  4. to lower or depress the level of: They sank the roadway by five feet.
  5. to bury, plant, or lay (a pipe, conduit, etc.) into or as if into the ground.
  6. to dig, bore, or excavate (a hole, shaft, well, etc.).
  7. to bring to a worse or lower state or status.
  8. to bring to utter ruin or collapse: Drinking and gambling sank him completely.
  9. to reduce in amount, extent, intensity, etc.
  10. to lower in volume, tone, or pitch.
  11. to suppress;
    ignore;
    omit.
  12. to invest in the hope of making a profit or gaining some other return: He sank all his efforts into the business.
  13. to lose (money) in an unfortunate investment, enterprise, etc.
    • to throw, shoot, hit, or propel (a ball) so that it goes through or into the basket, hole, pocket, etc.: She sank the 10 ball into the side pocket.
    • to execute (a stroke or throw) so that the ball goes through or into the basket, hole, pocket, etc.: to sink a putt; to sink a free throw.
  14. sink one's teeth into: 
    • to bite deeply or vigorously.
    • to do or enter into with great enthusiasm, concentration, conviction, etc.: to sink my teeth into solving the problem.

n. 
  1. a basin or receptacle, as in a kitchen or laundry, usually connected with a water supply and drainage system, for washing dishes, clothing, etc.
  2. a low-lying, poorly drained area where waters collect and sink into the ground or evaporate.
  3. sinkhole (def. 2).
  4. a place of vice or corruption.
  5. a drain or sewer.
  6. a device or place for disposing of energy within a system, as a power-consuming device in an electrical circuit or a condenser in a steam engine.
  7. any pond or pit for sewage or waste, as a cesspool or a pool for industrial wastes.
  8. any natural process by which contaminants are removed from the atmosphere.
sinka•ble, adj. 
sinklike′, adj. 

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