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a1 the sixth note in the musical scale at C major. [1/6 definitions]
a-1 on; at; into; to.
abandon ship to extricate oneself from a situation where danger or failure seems imminent, often at the expense of loyalty to a group or cause. [1/2 definitions]
abeam at right angles to a line passing from the front to the back of a ship.
above at or to a higher place than. [3/9 definitions]
absentee ballot a ballot to be marked and delivered to an election official before election day because the voter will be unable to be at the polls on that day.
AC1 abbreviation of "alternating current," electrical current that reverses direction at regular intervals. (Cf. "DC.")
academic a teacher at a college or university. [1/4 definitions]
acanthus in architecture, a decoration resembling acanthus leaves, esp. at the top of a Corinthian column. [1/2 definitions]
access authorization or ability to enter, look at, or use something. [1/5 definitions]
account an arrangement wherein a bank or other financial institution holds a customer's deposited funds so that the funds are safe but can be accessed at any time by the customer, or the conception of this arrangement as a container for the funds that are kept. [2/15 definitions]
achene a small, dry, hard seed that is attached at a single point and that does not split open when it is mature.
across so as to pass over at an angle; in or to a crosswise position. [1/6 definitions]
actual existing or happening at the present moment. [1/3 definitions]
acute sharp or pointed at the end. [1/7 definitions]
Adam's apple the projection at the front of the human throat formed by the largest cartilage of the larynx, visible esp. in men.
adjoining touching at some line or point; having a common wall, border, or the like; contiguous.
ad libitum at one's pleasure (used as a musical direction to indicate that a section so marked may be varied, improvised upon, or omitted, as the performer wishes, or as a stage direction to indicate that the performer may improvise).
admission acknowledgment or acceptance of a point at issue. [1/4 definitions]
aeropause the level at which the earth's atmosphere becomes too thin for airplanes to fly.
afar at, to, or from a distance; far off. [1/2 definitions]