Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

  • Word of the Day
    shyster

    shaI st@r

    noun
    a person, usu. a lawyer, who uses underhanded, unethical methods.
    That shyster accepted her fee for his services but did almost nothing for her.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    naysayer

    neI seI @r

    noun
    a person who refuses, denies, or opposes, esp. because of cynicism or pessimism.
    They went ahead with their ambitious plan despite the arguments of the naysayers.

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Dec
12
2013

camber

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

kaem bər

transitive verb & intransitive verb

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noun

1. a slight upward arch.
The camber of this playing field helps water drain off.

2. the condition of being arched.

exaggerated camber angle: wikimedia commons

exaggerated camber angle: wikimedia commons

3. a slight inward or outward tilt of the bottoms of the wheels of a car.