A table or tray strewn with sand, anciently used for drawing, calculating, etc.
A calculating table or frame; an instrument for performing arithmetical calculations by balls sliding on wires, or counters in grooves, the lowest line representing units, the second line, tens, etc.
The uppermost portion of the capital of a column, immediately under the architrave.
A board, tray, or table, divided into perforated compartments, for holding cups, bottles, or the like; a kind of cupboard, buffet, or sideboard.
Humbled; lowered, especially in rank, position, or prestige.
Borne lower than usual, as a fess; also, having the ends of the wings turned downward towards the point of the shield. 1976
One who, or that which, abases.
An inability to walk due to a defect in muscular coordination.
Of, pertaining to or caused by abasia
Missing a nucleotide base
spelling of 1976
A female superior or governess of a nunnery, or convent of nuns, having the same authority over the nuns which the abbots have over the monks.
A woman who runs a brothel; a woman employed by a prostitute to find clients.
Islamic act of washing parts of the body using water for ritual prayers and for handling and reading the Qur'an; of
A variation in color (often applied to Oriental rugs).
A code name for an sting operation set up by the FBI to thwart bribery in Congress.
To descend a steep or vertical drop using a rope with a mechanical friction device or (classic abseil) by wrapping the rope around the body; to rappel.
A descent in mountaineering using a rope looped at the top and a friction device.
Being away from a place; withdrawn from a place; not present; missing.
Not existing; lacking.
Inattentive to what is passing; absent-minded; preoccupied.
Absentee; a person who is away on occasion.
In the absence of; without.
To keep (oneself) away.
To keep (someone) away.
Stay away; withdraw.
To stand apart from; to leave off; to desist.
To include so that it no longer has separate existence; to overwhelm; to cause to disappear as if by swallowing up; to incorporate; to assimilate; to take in and use up.
To engulf, as in water; to swallow up.
To suck up; to drink in; to imbibe, like a sponge or as the lacteals of the body; to chemically take in.
To take in energy and convert it, as
in receiving a physical impact or vibration without recoil.
in receiving sound energy without repercussion or echo.
taking in radiant energy and converting it to a different form of energy, like heat.
To engross or engage wholly; to occupy fully
To occupy or consume time.
To assume or pay for as part of a commercial transaction.
To defray the costs.
To accept or purchase in quantity.
To consume gradually; to waste away.
In a bursting condition.
Having been a victim of some form of abuse, most commonly child abuse or domestic violence.
Overused; used profligately or in excess.
One who abuses someone or something.
One who uses in an illegal or wrongful use.
A ancient city in Egypt with archaeological interest.
A city in Asia Minor at the Hellespont.
To accumulate on a surface, by adsorption
The act of concealing oneself and lying in wait to attack by surprise.
An attack launched from a concealed position.
The troops posted in a concealed place, for attacking by surprise; those who lie in wait.
To station in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy.
To attack by ambush; to waylay.
a bush, shrub
a simple substitution cipher in which each occurrence of the first letter of the alphabet is substituted with the last, second with next to last, and so on
Like a babe; childish; babyish.
The doctrine of a pantheistical religious sect, founded in Persia in 1844 by Mirza Ali Mohammed ibn Rabhik (1820-1850), who assumed the title of Bab-ed-Din ("Gate of the Faith"). It combines Muslim, Christian, Jewish, and Parsi elements, and forbids concubinage, polygamy, mendicancy, slave-dealing, and the use of intoxicating liquors and drugs. Precursor to the Baha'i Faith.
A believer in Babism.
Tough and courageous; having balls.
To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.
To expel, especially from the mind.
singular past of
An English topographic surname for someone who owned, lived in, or worked in a barn.
An English habitational surname for someone from the place of the same name in Surrey.
A town originally in Surrey, now a district of London.