1. The enclosing frame around a door or window opening; SYN. case.
2. The outermost covering of a pneumatic tire.
coat / koʊt /
ETYM Old Fren. cote, French cotte, petticoat, cotte d'armes coat of arms, cotte de mailles coat of mail, Late Lat. cota, cotta, tunic, prob. of German origin.
1. An outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down; worn outdoors.
2. Growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal.
1. Fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on one's own individuals or formations; SYN. covering fire.
2. The act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it; SYN. covering, screening, masking.
ETYM French enveloppe.
1. A flat rectangular paper container for papers.
2. A natural covering (as by a fluid).
3. Any wrapper or covering.
4. (Geometry) A curve that is tangent to each of a family of curves.
5. The bag containing the gas in a balloon; SYN. gasbag.
6. The maximum operating capability of a system.
In geometry, a curve that touches all the members of a family of lines or curves. For example, a family of three equal circles all touching each other and forming a triangular pattern (like a clover leaf) has two envelopes: a small circle that fits in the space in the middle, and a large circle that encompasses all three circles.
ETYM Latin, a band: cf. Italian fascia. Related to Fasces, Fess.
A sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue separating or binding together muscles and organs etc; SYN. facia.
Board over a shop-front.
Band of color; band or layer of connective tissue; name-board over shop; dashboard.
In geology, a bend in beds or layers of rock. If the bend is arched in the middle it is called an anticline; if it sags downward in the middle it is called a syncline. The line along which a bed of rock folds is called its axis. The axial plane is the plane joining the axes of successive beds.
1. A folded part (as a fold of skin or muscle); SYN. plica.
2. A pen for sheep; SYN. sheepfold, sheep pen, sheepcote.
3. An angular shape made by folding; SYN. crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bend.
4. The act of folding; SYN. folding.
ETYM French parcelle a small part, from (assumed) Late Lat. particella, dim. of Latin pars. Related to Part, Particle.
1. The result of parcelling out or sharing; SYN. portion, share.
2. A tract or plot of land.
3. A company, collection, or group of persons, animals, or things; lot.
4. A wrapped bundle; package; a unit of salable merchandise.