from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A short side road, or a part of a road of greater width than the rest, which enables vehicles to pass one another.
  • noun The act of turning out or coming forth.
  • noun Specifically A quitting of employment, especially with a view to obtain increase of wages or some other advantage; a strike.
  • noun One who has turned out for such a purpose; a striker.
  • noun A short side-track in a railway designed to enable one train to pass another.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A carriage or coach with the horses; also, carriages or equipages collectively.
  • noun The net quantity of produce yielded; production.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun That which is prominently brought forward or exhibited; hence, an equipage.
  • noun The aggregate number of persons who have come out, as from their houses, for a special purpose; the number in attendance at a gathering.
  • noun Net quantity of produce yielded.
  • noun A space alongside a highway where vehicles may stop, esp. for emergency purposes, or to admire the view.

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

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


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