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

  • Word of the Day
    carouse

    k@ raUz

    intransitive verb
    to revel in a boisterous and drunken manner.
    They’d been carousing in the bar and were now staggering home, still singing and shouting.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    notify

    no tih faI

    transitive verb
    to give notice to; tell or inform, esp. formally.
    The contest judges notified the winners by mail.
    Who should we notify in case of an emergency?
    The landlord notified the tenants that the water would be shut off in the morning.

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Jul
18
2013

flank

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

flank

flaengk

noun

1. the part of a human or animal between the hip and the ribs on either side of the body.

2. a piece of meat cut from the flank.

3. any side or a part found on the extreme left or right.
example: the right flank of a military formation.

transitive verb

1. to be positioned at the flank of.
example: In the photograph, my father is flanked by his two brothers.

2. to go around the flank of, as to attack.