Beelingo.com

English Dictionary

  • Hide translation

 tree trunk tree trunk /ˈtriː trʌŋk/

noun

  1. () The main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber  ( bole , tree trunk , trunk )
    the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber
     The trunk of the redwood tree was so wide we couldn't even wrap our arms around it.
    The trunk of the redwood tree was so wide we couldn't even wrap our arms around it.


 retort retort /ˈriːˌtɔrt/

noun

  1. () A quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)  ( counter , rejoinder , replication , comeback , retort , return , riposte )
    a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
     It brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher
    it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher
  2. A vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat  ( retort )
    a vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat
     The chemist placed the mixture in the retort to begin the distillation process.
    The chemist placed the mixture in the retort to begin the distillation process.

verb

  1. () Answer back  ( repay , riposte , come back , rejoin , retort , return )
    answer back
      He quickly retorted to her sarcastic comment with a witty remark.
    He quickly retorted to her sarcastic comment with a witty remark.


 bow bow /ˈboʊ/

noun

  1. () A knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces  ( bowknot , bow )
    a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces
      She tied a beautiful bow around the gift box.
    She tied a beautiful bow around the gift box.
  2. () A slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments  ( bow )
    a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments
  3. () A weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow  ( bow )
    a weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow
     He carefully strung his bow, checking the tension on the string before taking his shot
    He carefully strung his bow, checking the tension on the string before taking his shot
  4. () Front part of a vessel or aircraft  ( fore , prow , stem , bow )
    front part of a vessel or aircraft
     He pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line
    he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line
  5. A stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments  ( bow )
    a stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments
  6. A decorative interlacing of ribbons  ( bow )
    a decorative interlacing of ribbons
  7. An appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience  ( bow , curtain call )
    an appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience
  8. Bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting  ( bow , bowing , obeisance )
    bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
  9. Something curved in shape  ( arc , bow )
    something curved in shape

verb

  1. () Bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head  ( bow down , bow )
    bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head
     He bowed before the King
    He bowed before the King
     She bowed her head in shame
    She bowed her head in shame
  2. () Yield to another's wish or opinion  ( accede , defer , submit , bow , give in )
    yield to another's wish or opinion
     The government bowed to the military pressure
    The government bowed to the military pressure
  3. () Bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting  ( bow )
    bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting
     He bowed before the King
    He bowed before the King
  4. Play on a stringed instrument with a bow  ( bow )
    play on a stringed instrument with a bow
  5. Bend one's back forward from the waist on down  ( bow , bend , stoop , crouch )
    bend one's back forward from the waist on down
     He crouched down
    he crouched down
     She bowed before the Queen
    She bowed before the Queen
     The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse
    The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse


 haemosiderin haemosiderin /ˌhiːmoʊˈsaɪdərɪn/

noun

  1. [Canadian, British] A granular brown substance composed of ferric oxide; left from the breakdown of hemoglobin; can be a sign of disturbed iron metabolism  ( haemosiderin [Canadian, British] , hemosiderin [ N. American] )
    a granular brown substance composed of ferric oxide; left from the breakdown of hemoglobin; can be a sign of disturbed iron metabolism
     A buildup of hemosiderin can indicate an issue with iron in the body.
    A buildup of hemosiderin can indicate an issue with iron in the body.