ETYM Old Eng. afrai, affrai, Old Fren. esfrei, French effroi, from Old Fren. esfreer. Related to Affray.
1. A noisy fight; SYN. disturbance, fray, ruffle.
2. Noisy quarrel; SYN. altercation, fracas.
3. Commotion; fray, small scale riot; fight
ETYM French brouiller to disorder, from Late Lat. brogilus, broilus, brolium, thicket, wood, park; of uncertain origin; cf. W. brog a swelling out, Old High Germ. prôil marsh, German brühl, Mid. High Germ. brogen to rise.
Cooking by direct exposure to radiant heat (as over a fire or under a grill); SYN. broiling, grilling.
Množina reči bruilzie je bruilzies.
Množina reči brulzie je brulzies.
Množina reči bull-and-cow je bull-and-cows.
bust-up / bʌst ʌp /
Množina reči bust-up je bust-ups.
A serious quarrel (especially one that ends a friendship).
ETYM French contention, Latin contentio. Related to Contend.
A point asserted as part of an argument.
A method of line control in which terminals compete with each other for permission to transmit over a common channel. If the channel is free, the terminal transmits. If the channel is in use by another terminal, the terminal attempting to transmit waits until the channel is free.
Quarrel; strife; opinion; belief.
ETYM French différence, Latin differentia.
1. A quantity obtained by subtraction.
2. A significant change.
3. The quality of being unlike or dissimilar.
In mathematics, the result obtained when subtracting one number from another. Also, those elements of one set that are not elements of another.
Množina reči digladiation je digladiations.
Množina reči dimication je dimications.
ding-dong / dɪŋ dɒŋ /
Množina reči ding-dong je ding-dongs.
1. The ringing sound produced by repeated strokes especially on a bell
2. Nitwit, kook
ETYM Cf. French désagrément disagreeable circumstance, disagreeableness.
1. A conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters; SYN. dissension.
2. The speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing.
ETYM Cf. French dispute. Related to Dispute.
1. A disagreement or argument about something important; SYN. difference, difference of opinion, conflict.
2. Coming into conflict with; SYN. contravention.
(Homonym: rho, roe).
1. An arrangement of objects or people side by side in a line.
2. A long continuous strip (usually running horizontally).
3. A linear array of numbers side by side.
4. A continuous chronological succession without an interruption.
ETYM Latin scaena, scena, Greek skene a covered place, a tent, a stage.
1. A consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film; SYN. shot.
2. A subdivision of an act of a play.
3. An incident (real or imaginary).
4. The graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept; SYN. view.
5. The place where some action occurs.
1. A stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging.
2. A stout rounded usually wood or metal piece (as a mast, boom, gaff, or yard) used to support rigging; any of the main longitudinal members of the wing of an airplane that carry the ribs
ETYM Latin variantia.
In statistics, the square of the standard deviation, the measure of spread of data. Population and sample variance are denoted by s2 or s2, respectively.
The second moment around the mean; the expected value of the square of the deviations of a random variable from its mean value.