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mean sea level


      n   (in the United Kingdom) the sea level used by the Ordnance Survey as a datum level, determined at Newlyn in Cornwall  
   See       sea level  
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mean          [1]  
      vb   , means, meaning, meant   mainly tr  
1    may take a clause as object or an infinitive   to intend to convey or express  
2    may take a clause as object or an infinitive   intend  
she didn't mean to hurt it     
3    may take a clause as object   to say or do in all seriousness  
the boss means what he says about strikes     
4    often passive; often foll by: for   to destine or design (for a certain person or purpose)  
she was meant for greater things     
5    may take a clause as object   to denote or connote; signify; represent  
examples help show exactly what a word means     
6    may take a clause as object   to produce; cause  
the weather will mean long traffic delays     
7    may take a clause as object   to foretell; portend  
those dark clouds mean rain     
8    to have the importance of  
money means nothing to him     
9    intr   to have the intention of behaving or acting (esp. in the phrases mean well or mean ill)  
10    mean business   to be in earnest  
     (Old English mænan; compare Old Saxon menian to intend, Dutch meenen)  
In standard English, mean should not be followed by for when expressing intention: I didn't mean this to happen (not I didn't mean for this to happen)  

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1    betoken, connote, convey, denote, drive at, express, hint at, imply, indicate, purport, represent, say, signify, spell, stand for, suggest, symbolize  
2    aim, aspire, contemplate, design, desire, have in mind, intend, plan, propose, purpose, set out, want, wish  
3    design, destine, fate, fit, make, match, predestine, preordain, suit  
4    bring about, cause, engender, entail, give rise to, involve, lead to, necessitate, produce, result in  
5    adumbrate, augur, betoken, foreshadow, foretell, herald, portend, presage, promise  

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The Most Ultimate Level Possible , Really Good Scene , Level Beyond Trillion, Beyond Typical
" Thats A Strillion Car" , "He's Doing A Strillion Scene", Strillion Outfit
in modern usage, especially among young people, also used disparagingly to mean 'rubbish' or 'ridiculous'
that is so gay: c'est nase
word created with "crap" and "caption" to mean a bad quality caption
Expression used to mean that you have provided fingerprints for all your fingers, thumbs included (i.e. 10 fingers), as opposed to having provided only two fingerprints.
[US];[Adm.] US gov. upon Visa requirement: "Have you been ten-printed?"
artificial long word coined to mean a lung disease known as silicosis, a type of pneumoconiosis caused by inhalation of ultra-microscopic particles of crystalline silica volcanic dust. It has the particularity of being the longest word in the English language published in a dictionary
Longer tech. terms exist (up to 189,819 letters!).The word, presumably coined in 1935 by E.M. Smith (pres. of the National Puzzlers'League) in imitation of very long medical terms, contains 45 letters
hin, often tapered piece of material, such as wood, stone, or metal, used to fill gaps, make something level, or adjust something to fit properly
A seagrass species that is endemic to the Mediterranean Sea. Also called Neptune grass.
[Bot.] Latin: Posidonia oceanica. Another species (Posidonia australis) is endemic to Australia.
adj 1 able to live both on land and in the water, as frogs, toads, etc. 2 designed for operation on or from both water and land 3 relating to military forces and equipment organized for operations launched from the sea against an enemy shore 4 having a dual or mixed nature
renewable energy obtainable on coasts based on the sea or ocean low and high tides
fit and proper means morally suitable
to be gutsy means to have guts
to be gutsy: avoir du cran
freaky means odd, strange, unusual
government by revocable delegates chosen and controlled by groups of 25 delegators. Revocable delegates designated the higher levels : basis delegate, council delegate, deputy-delegate, national delegate, international delegate, and world delegate.
Affectionate term used to address or refer to one's girlfriend, boyfriend, spouse, etc. The acronym means Before Anything Else.
[Fam.] Exemple: I love you, bae.
"to be up for it" means to be willing to participate
she's really up for it: elle est partante
when a shop is boarded up, it means it is no longer in business and that wooden planks have been nailed over its windows.
one in seven shops in the UK are boarded up
1. the state of being joined together 2. in logic, the connection of isolated facts by means of a general description or hypothesis which applies to them all
means a different approach or a welcome change to something. Ex.: anna has lots of wonderful ideas and motivation - she is a breath of fresh air.
to take OR turn OR bring something down a notch means to decrease its intensity
to rattle someone's cage means to do something that is likely to annoy them or unsettle them
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
this expression means 'he is very good at criticizing others but he can't accept criticism from others'
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