join+firmly

  • 1 grip — grip1 [grip] n. [ME gripe < OE gripa, a clutch, handful < base of grīpan: see GRIPE] 1. the act of taking firmly and holding fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.; secure grasp; firm hold 2. the manner in which this is done 3. any… …

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  • 2 Compact — Com*pact , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Compacted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Compacting}.] 1. To thrust, drive, or press closely together; to join firmly; to consolidate; to make close; as the parts which compose a body. [1913 Webster] Now the bright sun… …

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  • 3 Compacted — Compact Com*pact , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Compacted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Compacting}.] 1. To thrust, drive, or press closely together; to join firmly; to consolidate; to make close; as the parts which compose a body. [1913 Webster] Now the bright sun …

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  • 4 Compacting — Compact Com*pact , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Compacted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Compacting}.] 1. To thrust, drive, or press closely together; to join firmly; to consolidate; to make close; as the parts which compose a body. [1913 Webster] Now the bright sun …

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  • 5 compact — [kəm pakt′, käm′pakt΄; ] for n., always [ käm′pakt΄] adj. [ME < L compactus, concentrated, pp. of compingere, to fasten together < com , with, together + pangere, to fix, fasten: see PEACE] 1. closely and firmly packed or put together;… …

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  • 6 ce|ment´like´ — ce|ment «suh MEHNT», noun, verb. –n. 1. a) a fine, gray powder made by burning a mixture of clay and limestone: »Cement is, in essence, a mixture of the silicates and aluminates of calcium, and is one of the most important of the modern day… …

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  • 7 ce|ment´er — ce|ment «suh MEHNT», noun, verb. –n. 1. a) a fine, gray powder made by burning a mixture of clay and limestone: »Cement is, in essence, a mixture of the silicates and aluminates of calcium, and is one of the most important of the modern day… …

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  • 8 ce|ment — «suh MEHNT», noun, verb. –n. 1. a) a fine, gray powder made by burning a mixture of clay and limestone: »Cement is, in essence, a mixture of the silicates and aluminates of calcium, and is one of the most important of the modern day silicon… …

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  • 9 scarf — scarf1 [skärf] n. pl. scarves or sometimes scarfs [skärvz] [NormFr escarpe (OFr escharpe), a purse suspended from the neck, wallet < ML scirpa, scrippa, earlier scirpea, rush pouch or basket < L scirpeus, of rushes < scirpus, a rush,… …

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  • 10 scarf´er — scarf1 «skahrf», noun, plural scarfs or scarves, verb. –n. 1. a) a long, broad strip of silk, lace, or other material, worn about the neck, shoulders, head, or waist. b) = muffler (def. 2). (Cf. ↑muffler) 2. a long strip of linen, etc., used as a …

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  • 11 compact — v.t. [L. compaginatus, joined] To be close together; to join firmly; to consolidate …

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  • 12 compact — I. n. Agreement, contract, covenant, stipulation, bargain, treaty, concordat, convention, pact, arrangement. II. v. a. 1. Press together, condense, compress. 2. Consolidate, join firmly, knit together, bind, unite. III. a. 1. Close, dense, solid …

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  • 13 agglutinate —   v.i.,v.t. join firmly; thicken; make like glue; coagulate; Philology, make compound words by additions. agglutinin, n. substance in blood causing coagulation. agglutinogen, n. substance causing production of agglutinin.    ♦ agglutinative, a.… …

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  • 14 china — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. a translucent ceramic material, biscuit fired at a high temperature, its glaze fired at a low temperature. 2. any porcelain ware. 3. plates, cups, saucers, etc., collectively. 4. figurines made of porcelain or ceramic material …

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  • 15 China — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. People s Republic of, a country in E Asia. 1,221,591,778; 3,691,502 sq. mi. (9,560,990 sq. km). Cap.: Beijing. 2. Republic of. Also called Nationalist China. a republic consisting mainly of the island of Taiwan off the SE coast …

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  • 16 United Kingdom — a kingdom in NW Europe, consisting of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: formerly comprising Great Britain and Ireland 1801 1922. 58,610,182; 94,242 sq. mi. (244,100 sq. km). Cap.: London. Abbr.: U.K. Official name, United Kingdom of Great… …

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  • 17 japan — japanner, n. /jeuh pan /, n., adj., v., japanned, japanning. n. 1. any of various hard, durable, black varnishes, originally from Japan, for coating wood, metal, or other surfaces. 2. work varnished and figured in the Japanese manner. 3. Japans,… …

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  • 18 Japan — /jeuh pan /, n. 1. a constitutional monarchy on a chain of islands off the E coast of Asia: main islands, Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku. 125,716,637; 141,529 sq. mi. (366,560 sq. km). Cap.: Tokyo. Japanese, Nihon, Nippon. 2. Sea of, the… …

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  • 19 France — /frans, frahns/; Fr. /frddahonns/, n. 1. Anatole /ann nann tawl /, (Jacques Anatole Thibault), 1844 1924, French novelist and essayist: Nobel prize 1921. 2. a republic in W Europe. 58,470,421; 212,736 sq. mi. (550,985 sq. km). Cap.: Paris. 3.… …

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  • 20 Austria — Austrian, adj., n. /aw stree euh/, n. a republic in central Europe. 8,054,078; 32,381 sq. mi. (83,865 sq. km). Cap.: Vienna. German, Österreich. * * * Austria Introduction Austria Background: Once the center of power for the large Austro… …

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