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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Jul
18
2013

flank

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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.