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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. 

Nail

nail (nāl),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a slender, typically rod-shaped rigid piece of metal, usually in any of numerous standard lengths from a fraction of an inch to several inches and having one end pointed and the other enlarged and flattened, for hammering into or through wood, other building materials, etc., as used in building, in fastening, or in holding separate pieces together.
  2. a thin, horny plate, consisting of modified epidermis, growing on the upper side of the end of a finger or toe.
  3. a former measure of length for cloth, equal to 2¼ in. (6.4 cm).
  4. hit the nail on the head, to say or do exactly the right thing;
    be accurate or correct: Your analysis really hit the nail on the head.
  5. on the nail, [Informal.]
    • of present interest;
      under discussion.
    • without delay;
      on the spot;
      at once: He was offered a job on the nail.
  6. nail in someone's or something's coffin, something that hastens the demise or failure of a person or thing: Every moment's delay is another nail in his coffin.

v.t. 
  1. to fasten with a nail or nails: to nail the cover on a box.
  2. to enclose or confine (something) by nailing (often fol. by up): to nail up oranges in a crate.
  3. to make fast or keep firmly in one place or position: Surprise nailed him to the spot.
  4. to accomplish perfectly: the only gymnast to nail the dismount.
  5. Informal.
    • to secure by prompt action;
      catch or seize: The police nailed him with the goods.
    • to catch (a person) in some difficulty, lie, etc.
    • to detect and expose (a lie, scandal, etc.).
  6. Slang. to hit (a person): He nailed him on the chin with an uppercut in the first round.
  7. to focus intently on an object or subject: She kept her eyes nailed on the suspicious customer.
  8. Obs. to stud with or as if with nails.
  9. nail down, to make final;
    settle once and for all: Signing the contract will nail down our agreement.
nailless, adj. 
naillike′, adj. 

Sinks

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. 

But

but1  (but; unstressed bət),USA pronunciation conj. 
  1. on the contrary;
    yet: My brother went, but I did not.
  2. except;
    save: She was so overcome with grief she could do nothing but weep.
  3. unless;
    if not;
    except that (fol. by a clause, often with that expressed): Nothing would do but that I should come in.
  4. without the circumstance that: It never rains but it pours.
  5. otherwise than: There is no hope but by prayer.
  6. that (used esp. after doubt, deny, etc., with a negative): I don't doubt but he will do it.
  7. who not;
    that not: No leaders worthy of the name ever existed but they were optimists.
  8. (used as an intensifier to introduce an exclamatory expression): But she's beautiful!
  9. [Informal.]than: It no sooner started raining but it stopped.
  10. but what. See  what (def. 31).

prep. 
  1. with the exception of;
    except;
    save: No one replied but me.

adv. 
  1. only;
    just: There is but one God.
  2. but for, except for;
    were it not for: But for the excessive humidity, it might have been a pleasant day.

n. 
  1. buts, reservations or objections: You'll do as you're told, no buts about it.

Ship

ship (ship),USA pronunciation n., v.,  shipped, ship•ping. 
n. 
  1. a vessel, esp. a large oceangoing one propelled by sails or engines.
    • a sailing vessel square-rigged on all of three or more masts, having jibs, staysails, and a spanker on the aftermost mast.
    • [Now Rare.]a bark having more than three masts. Cf.  shipentine. 
  2. the crew and, sometimes, the passengers of a vessel: The captain gave the ship shore leave.
  3. an airship, airplane, or spacecraft.
  4. jump ship: 
    • to escape from a ship, esp. one in foreign waters or a foreign port, as to avoid further service as a sailor or to request political asylum.
    • to withdraw support or membership from a group, organization, cause, etc.;
      defect or desert: Some of the more liberal members have jumped ship.
  5. run a tight ship, to exercise a close, strict control over a ship's crew, a company, organization, or the like.
  6. when one's ship comes in or  home, when one's fortune is assured: She'll buy a car as soon as her ship comes in.

v.t. 
  1. to put or take on board a ship or other means of transportation;
    to send or transport by ship, rail, truck, plane, etc.
  2. [Naut.]to take in (water) over the side, as a vessel does when waves break over it.
  3. to bring (an object) into a ship or boat.
  4. to engage (someone) for service on a ship.
  5. to fix in a ship or boat in the proper place for use.
  6. to place (an oar) in proper position for rowing. Cf.  boat (def. 13).
  7. to send away: They shipped the kids off to camp for the summer.

v.i. 
  1. to go on board or travel by ship;
    embark.
  2. to engage to serve on a ship.
  3. ship out: 
    • to leave, esp. for another country or assignment: He said goodby to his family and shipped out for the West Indies.
    • to send away, esp. to another country or assignment.
    • [Informal.]to quit, resign, or be fired from a job: Shape up or ship out!
shipless, adj. 
shipless•ly, adv. 

Floats

float (flōt),USA pronunciation v.i. 
  1. to rest or remain on the surface of a liquid;
    be buoyant: The hollow ball floated.
  2. to move gently on the surface of a liquid;
    drift along: The canoe floated downstream.
  3. to rest or move in a liquid, the air, etc.: a balloon floating on high.
  4. to move lightly and gracefully: She floated down the stairs.
  5. to move or hover before the eyes or in the mind: Romantic visions floated before his eyes.
  6. to pass from one person to another: A nasty rumor about his firm is floating around town.
  7. to be free from attachment or involvement.
  8. to move or drift about: to float from place to place.
  9. to vacillate (often fol. by between).
  10. to be launched, as a company, scheme, etc.
  11. (of a currency) to be allowed to fluctuate freely in the foreign-exchange market instead of being exchanged at a fixed rate.
  12. (of an interest rate) to change periodically according to money-market conditions.
  13. [Com.]to be in circulation, as an acceptance;
    be awaiting maturity.

v.t. 
  1. to cause to float.
  2. to cover with water or other liquid;
    flood;
    irrigate.
  3. to launch (a company, scheme, etc.);
    set going.
  4. to issue on the stock market in order to raise money, as stocks or bonds.
  5. to let (a currency or interest rate) fluctuate in the foreign-exchange or money market.
  6. to make smooth with a float, as the surface of plaster.
  7. [Theat.]to lay down (a flat), usually by bracing the bottom edge of the frame with the foot and allowing the rest to fall slowly to the floor.

n. 
  1. something that floats, as a raft.
  2. something for buoying up.
  3. an inflated bag to sustain a person in water;
    life preserver.
  4. (in certain types of tanks, cisterns, etc.) a device, as a hollow ball, that through its buoyancy automatically regulates the level, supply, or outlet of a liquid.
  5. a floating platform attached to a wharf, bank, or the like, and used as a landing.
  6. a hollow, boatlike structure under the wing or fuselage of a seaplane or flying boat, keeping it afloat in water.
  7. [Angling.]a piece of cork or other material for supporting a baited line in the water and indicating by its movements when a fish bites.
  8. an inflated organ that supports an animal in the water.
  9. a vehicle bearing a display, usually an elaborate tableau, in a parade or procession: Each class prepared a float for the football pageant.
  10. a glass of fruit juice or soft drink with one or more scoops of ice cream floating in it: a root-beer float.
  11. (esp. in the northeastern U.S.) a milk shake with one or more scoops of ice cream floating in it.
  12. paddle1 (def. 6).
  13. [Banking.]uncollected checks and commercial paper in process of transfer from bank to bank.
  14. the total amount of any cost-of-living or other variable adjustments added to an employee's pay or a retiree's benefits: a float of $6 per month on top of Social Security benefits.
  15. an act or instance of floating, as a currency on the foreign-exchange market.
    • a flat tool for spreading and smoothing plaster or stucco.
    • a tool for polishing marble.
  16. a single-cut file of moderate smoothness.
  17. a loose-fitting, sometimes very full dress without a waistline.
  18. (in weaving and knitting) a length of yarn that extends over several rows or stitches without being interworked.
  19. [Brit.]a sum of money used by a storekeeper to provide change for the till at the start of a day's business.
  20. [Brit.]a small vehicle, usually battery powered, used to make deliveries, as of milk.
  21. a low-bodied dray for transporting heavy goods.
    • loose fragments of rock, ore, etc., that have been moved from one place to another by the action of wind, water, etc.
    • ore that has been washed downhill from an orebody and is found lying on the surface of the ground.
    • any mineral in suspension in water.
  22. Usually,  floats. [Brit. Theat.]footlights.

Does

does1  (dōz),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a pl. of  doe. 

does2  (duz),USA pronunciation v. 
  1. a 3rd pers. sing. pres. indic. of  do 1.

Wood

wood1  (wŏŏd),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the hard, fibrous substance composing most of the stem and branches of a tree or shrub, and lying beneath the bark;
    the xylem.
  2. the trunks or main stems of trees as suitable for architectural and other purposes;
    timber or lumber.
  3. firewood.
  4. the cask, barrel, or keg, as distinguished from the bottle: aged in the wood.
  5. See  wood block (def. 1).
    • a woodwind instrument.
    • the section of a band or orchestra composed of woodwinds.
  6. Often,  woods. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) a large and thick collection of growing trees;
    a grove or forest: They picnicked in the woods.
  7. [Golf.]a club with a wooden head, as a driver, brassie, spoon, or baffy for hitting long shots. Cf.  iron (def. 5).
  8. have the wood on, [Australian Slang.]to have an advantage over or have information that can be used against.
  9. knock on wood, (used when knocking on something wooden to assure continued good luck): The car's still in good shape, knock on wood.Also, esp. Brit.,touch wood. 
  10. out of the woods: 
    • out of a dangerous, perplexing, or difficult situation;
      secure;
      safe.
    • no longer in precarious health or critical condition;
      out of danger and recovering.

adj. 
  1. made of wood;
    wooden.
  2. used to store, work, or carry wood: a wood chisel.
  3. dwelling or growing in woods: wood bird.

v.t. 
  1. to cover or plant with trees.
  2. to supply with wood;
    get supplies of wood for.

v.i. 
  1. to take in or get supplies of wood (often fol. by up): to wood up before the approach of winter.
woodless, adj. 

Float

float (flōt),USA pronunciation v.i. 
  1. to rest or remain on the surface of a liquid;
    be buoyant: The hollow ball floated.
  2. to move gently on the surface of a liquid;
    drift along: The canoe floated downstream.
  3. to rest or move in a liquid, the air, etc.: a balloon floating on high.
  4. to move lightly and gracefully: She floated down the stairs.
  5. to move or hover before the eyes or in the mind: Romantic visions floated before his eyes.
  6. to pass from one person to another: A nasty rumor about his firm is floating around town.
  7. to be free from attachment or involvement.
  8. to move or drift about: to float from place to place.
  9. to vacillate (often fol. by between).
  10. to be launched, as a company, scheme, etc.
  11. (of a currency) to be allowed to fluctuate freely in the foreign-exchange market instead of being exchanged at a fixed rate.
  12. (of an interest rate) to change periodically according to money-market conditions.
  13. [Com.]to be in circulation, as an acceptance;
    be awaiting maturity.

v.t. 
  1. to cause to float.
  2. to cover with water or other liquid;
    flood;
    irrigate.
  3. to launch (a company, scheme, etc.);
    set going.
  4. to issue on the stock market in order to raise money, as stocks or bonds.
  5. to let (a currency or interest rate) fluctuate in the foreign-exchange or money market.
  6. to make smooth with a float, as the surface of plaster.
  7. [Theat.]to lay down (a flat), usually by bracing the bottom edge of the frame with the foot and allowing the rest to fall slowly to the floor.

n. 
  1. something that floats, as a raft.
  2. something for buoying up.
  3. an inflated bag to sustain a person in water;
    life preserver.
  4. (in certain types of tanks, cisterns, etc.) a device, as a hollow ball, that through its buoyancy automatically regulates the level, supply, or outlet of a liquid.
  5. a floating platform attached to a wharf, bank, or the like, and used as a landing.
  6. a hollow, boatlike structure under the wing or fuselage of a seaplane or flying boat, keeping it afloat in water.
  7. [Angling.]a piece of cork or other material for supporting a baited line in the water and indicating by its movements when a fish bites.
  8. an inflated organ that supports an animal in the water.
  9. a vehicle bearing a display, usually an elaborate tableau, in a parade or procession: Each class prepared a float for the football pageant.
  10. a glass of fruit juice or soft drink with one or more scoops of ice cream floating in it: a root-beer float.
  11. (esp. in the northeastern U.S.) a milk shake with one or more scoops of ice cream floating in it.
  12. paddle1 (def. 6).
  13. [Banking.]uncollected checks and commercial paper in process of transfer from bank to bank.
  14. the total amount of any cost-of-living or other variable adjustments added to an employee's pay or a retiree's benefits: a float of $6 per month on top of Social Security benefits.
  15. an act or instance of floating, as a currency on the foreign-exchange market.
    • a flat tool for spreading and smoothing plaster or stucco.
    • a tool for polishing marble.
  16. a single-cut file of moderate smoothness.
  17. a loose-fitting, sometimes very full dress without a waistline.
  18. (in weaving and knitting) a length of yarn that extends over several rows or stitches without being interworked.
  19. [Brit.]a sum of money used by a storekeeper to provide change for the till at the start of a day's business.
  20. [Brit.]a small vehicle, usually battery powered, used to make deliveries, as of milk.
  21. a low-bodied dray for transporting heavy goods.
    • loose fragments of rock, ore, etc., that have been moved from one place to another by the action of wind, water, etc.
    • ore that has been washed downhill from an orebody and is found lying on the surface of the ground.
    • any mineral in suspension in water.
  22. Usually,  floats. [Brit. Theat.]footlights.

But

but1  (but; unstressed bət),USA pronunciation conj. 
  1. on the contrary;
    yet: My brother went, but I did not.
  2. except;
    save: She was so overcome with grief she could do nothing but weep.
  3. unless;
    if not;
    except that (fol. by a clause, often with that expressed): Nothing would do but that I should come in.
  4. without the circumstance that: It never rains but it pours.
  5. otherwise than: There is no hope but by prayer.
  6. that (used esp. after doubt, deny, etc., with a negative): I don't doubt but he will do it.
  7. who not;
    that not: No leaders worthy of the name ever existed but they were optimists.
  8. (used as an intensifier to introduce an exclamatory expression): But she's beautiful!
  9. [Informal.]than: It no sooner started raining but it stopped.
  10. but what. See  what (def. 31).

prep. 
  1. with the exception of;
    except;
    save: No one replied but me.

adv. 
  1. only;
    just: There is but one God.
  2. but for, except for;
    were it not for: But for the excessive humidity, it might have been a pleasant day.

n. 
  1. buts, reservations or objections: You'll do as you're told, no buts about it.

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