from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of coming forth; a leaving of houses, shops, etc.; esp., a quitting of employment for the purpose of forcing increase of wages; a strike; -- opposed to lockout.
  • n. A short side track on a railroad, which may be occupied by one train while another is passing on a main track; a shunt; a siding; a switch.
  • n. That which is prominently brought forward or exhibited; hence, an equipage.
  • n. The aggregate number of persons who have come out, as from their houses, for a special purpose; the number in attendance at a gathering.
  • n. Net quantity of produce yielded.
  • n. A space alongside a highway where vehicles may stop, esp. for emergency purposes, or to admire the view.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A short side road, or a part of a road of greater width than the rest, which enables vehicles to pass one another.
  • n. The act of turning out or coming forth.
  • n. Specifically A quitting of employment, especially with a view to obtain increase of wages or some other advantage; a strike.
  • n. One who has turned out for such a purpose; a striker.
  • n. A short side-track in a railway designed to enable one train to pass another.
  • n. People or things that have turned out; persons who have come out to see a spectacle, witness a performance at the theater, attend a public meeting, or the like.
  • n. A carriage or coach with the horses; also, carriages or equipages collectively.
  • n. The net quantity of produce yielded; production.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a short stretch of railroad track used to store rolling stock or enable trains on the same line to pass
  • n. what is produced in a given time period
  • n. a set of clothing (with accessories)
  • n. the group that gathers together for a particular occasion
  • n. (ballet) the outward rotation of a dancer's leg from the hip
  • n. a part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park
  • n. attendance for a particular event or purpose (as to vote in an election)
  • v. come and gather for a public event
  • v. put out or expel from a place
  • v. cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch
  • v. prove to be in the result or end
  • v. bring forth,
  • v. be shown or be found to be
  • v. get up and out of bed
  • v. turn outward
  • v. outfit or equip, as with accessories
  • v. result or end
  • v. produce quickly or regularly, usually with machinery
  • v. come, usually in answer to an invitation or summons


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