/ˈbɛz(ə)l/ noun 1 A grooved ring holding the cover of a watch face or other instrument in position. 1.1 A groove holding the crystal of […] Read More


/əˈpɛtɪtɪv/ adjective Characterized by a natural desire to satisfy bodily needs. Origin Mid 16th century: from French appétitif or medieval Latin appetitivus, from appetire ‘seek […] Read More


/ˈsɒfɪst/ noun 1 A paid teacher of philosophy and rhetoric in Greece in the Classical and Hellenistic periods, associated in popular thought with moral scepticism […] Read More


/ˈʌpsʌɪk(ə)l/ verb [with object] Reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the […] Read More


/ˌmɛtəˈnɔɪə/ noun mass noun Change in one’s way of life resulting from penitence or spiritual conversion. Origin Late 19th century: from Greek, from metanoein ‘change […] Read More


(US gage) /ɡeɪdʒ/ noun 1 An instrument that measures and gives a visual display of the amount, level, or contents of something. 1.1 A tool […] Read More


/ˈskwɒdrən/ noun 1 An operational unit in an air force consisting of two or more flights of aircraft and the personnel required to fly them. […] Read More


/ˌkɑːbəˈnɑːrə/ adjective Denoting a pasta sauce made with bacon or ham, egg, and cream. postpositive ‘spaghetti carbonara’ Origin Italian, literally ‘charcoal kiln’, perhaps influenced by […] Read More


(also Lippizaner) /ˌlɪpɪˈtsɑːnə//ˌlɪpɪˈzeɪnə/ noun A horse of a fine white breed used especially in displays of dressage. Origin Early 20th century: from German, from Lippiza, […] Read More


/ˈkɒndʒɪəs/ noun – Plural congii An ancient Roman liquid measure of one eighth of an amphora, equal in modern terms to about 6 imperial pints. […] Read More