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a1 A is the first letter of the English alphabet. We also write it as a. The English alphabet has 26 letters, but every letter has a large size and a small size. We call each letter by the same name, but we often write the large letter and the small letter a little differently. [1/6 definitions]
abalone a large edible marine snail, the shell of which is lined with mother-of-pearl.
abatement the ending or suppression of a lawsuit, a nuisance, or the like. [1/2 definitions]
Abominable Snowman a large manlike animal covered with hair, said to live in the Himalayas; yeti.
abound to be found or available in a large amount or number. [1/2 definitions]
acre (pl.) a large amount of land, or land in general. [1/2 definitions]
acreage a large expanse of land. [1/2 definitions]
acronym a type of abbreviation used as a word, formed by combining the initial letters (or initial parts) of words that make up a particular string. The pronunciation of an acronym is based on the typical rules of pronouncing words in a language and is not made up of the sounds of the names of individual letters.
act a single performance, usu. by a musician, comedian, or other entertainer, sometimes as part of a larger program of performances. [2/14 definitions]
action a legal proceeding wherein one party demands its right or claims that wrong has been done by another party; a lawsuit. [1/8 definitions]
addax a large pale or whitish North African antelope that has long spiraling horns.
adoption the act or condition of choosing, accepting, taking on, or agreeing to a law, principle, recommendation, or the like. [1/2 definitions]
aftershock a small earthquake or a series of small earthquakes that follows a larger one and that originates at or near the same epicenter.
agent a law-enforcement or intelligence officer. [1/5 definitions]
Agnus Dei a lamb as a symbol of Jesus Christ; Lamb of God. [1/2 definitions]
ai2 a large three-toed sloth of Central and South America, whose coat has a greenish tinge from the algae that live in it.
air hole an open place in the frozen surface of a lake, pond, or stream. [1/3 definitions]
airport a large area of level land where airplanes can land and take off, usu. including a passenger terminal and cargo and repair facilities.
Alger Hiss a lawyer and U.S. public official accused in 1948 of having acted as a Communist spy in the 1930s. Convicted in 1950 on counts of perjury related to the investigation, Hiss was sentenced to five years in prison but maintained his innocence until his death (b.1904--d.1996).
alley2 a large, special playing marble that is often used as a shooter.
amass to gather or collect into a large amount. [1/3 definitions]