(Irregular plural: addresses).
1. The place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with.
2. A sign in front of a house or business carrying the conventional form by which its location is described.
3. Written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location; SYN. destination, name, address.
4. The manner of speaking to another individual.
5. A formal spoken communication delivered to an audience; SYN. speech.
6. (Computer science) The code that identifies where a piece of information is stored; SYN. computer address.
The label or number identifying the memory location where a unit of information is stored.
ETYM Italian attitudine, Late Lat. aptitudo, from Latin aptus suited, fitted: cf. French attitude. Related to Aptitude.
1. A complex mental orientation involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways; SYN. mental attitude.
2. A theatrical pose created for effect.
3. Position of aircraft or spacecraft relative to a frame of reference (the horizon or direction of motion).
1. Dignified manner or conduct; SYN. comportment, presence, mien.
2. Device placed between moving parts to allow them to move easily, with a minimum of friction.
3. Relevant relation or interconnection:
4. The direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies; SYN. heading, aim.
ETYM Old Fren. cariage luggage, carriage, chariage carriage, cart, baggage, French charriage, cartage, wagoning, from Old Fren. carier, charier, French charrier, to cart. Related to Carry.
1. A machine part that carries something else.
2. A wheeled vehicle drawn by horses; SYN. equipage, rig.
3. Characteristic way of bearing one's body; SYN. bearing, posture.
ETYM Late Lat. conductus defense, escort, from Latin conductus, p. p. of conducere. Related to Conduce, Conduit.
1. The act or method of conducting; guidance; management.
2. Skillful guidance or management; generalship.
3. Convoy; escort; guard; guide.
4. That which carries or conveys anything; a channel; a conduit; an instrument.
5. The manner of guiding or carrying one's self; personal behavior; mode of action.
6. Plot; action; construction; manner of development.
ETYM Old Eng. contenance, countenaunce, demeanor, composure, French contenance demeanor, from Latin continentia continence, Late Lat. also, demeanor, from Latin continere to hold together, repress, contain. Related to Contain, Continence.
1. The appearance conveyed by a person's face; SYN. visage.
2. The human face ('kisser' and 'smiler' and 'mug' are informal terms for 'face'); SYN. physiognomy, visage, kisser, smiler, mug.
ETYM French déportement misconduct, Old Fren., demeanor. Related to Deport.
Manner of deporting or demeaning one's self; manner of acting; conduct; carrige; especially, manner of acting with respect to the courtesies and duties of life; behavior; demeanor; bearing.
1. A place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country.
2. An opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through; SYN. embrasure, porthole.
Point where goods are loaded or unloaded from a water-based to a land-based form of transport. Most ports are coastal, though inland ports on rivers also exist. Ports often have specialized equipment to handle cargo in large quantities (for example, container or roll-on/roll-off facilities).
Historically, ports have been important growth poles from which the transport networks of many colonial and trading countries developed, as in Nigeria. Ports with deep-water berths can accommodate large modern shipping; for example, the port of Rotterdam. See also airport.
1. A sustained posture; especially; one assumed for artistic effect
2. An attitude, role, or characteristic assumed for effect
3. A position, especially the position one adopts for a portrait or a photograph.
ETYM French, from Latin positura, from ponere, positum, to place. Related to Position.
1. The position of the body; the situation or disposition of the several parts of the body with respect to each other, or for a particular purpose.
2. The erect or proper position of the body.
3. (Fine Arts), the position of a figure with regard to the several principal members by which action is expressed; attitude.
ETYM French présence, Latin praesentia. Related to Present.
1. The act of being present.
2. The immediate proximity of someone or something; SYN. front.
3. The state of being present; current existence.
4. The impression that something is present.
5. An invisible spiritual being felt to be nearby.
ETYM French provocation, Latin provocatio. Related to Provoke.
Needed encouragement; SYN. incitement.
In law, the partial defense that the accused carried out a murder in the heat of anger after being provoked to lose their self-control. Such a defense, if successful, reduces the charge in English law to manslaughter. However, the defense has been criticized as an acceptance of male violence (since the provoked is usually male) and also as justifying an outmoded desire for retaliation that is inappropriate in modern society.