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abeam at right angles to a line passing from the front to the back of a ship.
abut to touch along a common line or surface; come in contact (often fol. by "on", "upon," or "against"). [1/2 definitions]
acrostic a sequence of written lines in which particular letters, usu. the first letter of every line, form an independent word or phrase. [1/2 definitions]
action-adventure a genre of films, video games, and the like having an exciting undertaking involving risk and danger as its main story line, and involving one or more heroes engaged in a series of physical challenges. [1/2 definitions]
action movie a film whose story line focuses on conflict and fast-paced activity, esp. involving physical violence, feats of strength and agility, and chase scenes.
adjoining touching at some line or point; having a common wall, border, or the like; contiguous.
alexandrine (sometimes cap.) in poetry, a twelve-syllable line with alternating unstressed and stressed syllables, usu. with a clear pause after six syllables. [1/2 definitions]
align to form into a straight line. [3/6 definitions]
alignment the act of arranging, adjusting, or forming into a straight line, logical sequence, or coordinated system. [2/4 definitions]
alternate angles a pair of nonadjacent angles that are formed on opposite sides of a line where it crosses two others transversely.
altitude in geometry, a perpendicular line segment that extends from one vertex of a figure to the opposite edge or face, or the length of such a line segment; height. [1/4 definitions]
alto clef in musical notation, a clef with middle C on the middle line of the staff, or the sign identifying this clef; viola clef.
ancestry line of descent; lineage. [1/3 definitions]
angle1 the degree to which a line or plane slants with respect to a horizontal or vertical plane. [1/10 definitions]
angle2 to fish with hook and line. [1/2 definitions]
angle of incidence the angle that the line of movement of a body or of radiation, meeting a surface, makes with a line that is at right angles to the surface at the point of meeting.
angler a person who fishes with hook and line, usu. for sport. [1/3 definitions]
angling the act, process, or sport of fishing with hook and line.
Antarctic Circle an imaginary line drawn around the earth parallel to the equator and north of the South Pole.
apostolic succession a doctrine of certain Christian faiths that their bishops are the successors in an unbroken line to the apostles of Jesus Christ.
arc any curved line; anything shaped like a bow or curve. [2/4 definitions]