Rudolf, 1904, [a] 1984, dt. Schauspieler (v. a. Charakterdarsteller).
2. AMERICAN WIGEON. bald pate
ETYM Old Eng. bord, AS. bord board, shipboard; akin to bred plank, Icel. borth board, side of a ship, Goth. fôtu-baurd footstool, Dutch bord board, German brett, bort. Related to def. 8.
1. A flat piece of material (usually wood) designed for a special purpose.
2. A stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes; SYN. plank.
3. A flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games; SYN. gameboard.
4. A committee having supervisory powers.
5. Food or meals in general; SYN. table.
In NGO work, a group of officials or persons with standing in the commu-nity or field who are chosen to govern and assist with the development of an organization.
Piece of cloth used as an emblem or symbol for nationalistic, religious, or military displays, or as a means of signaling. Flags have been used since ancient times. Many localities and public bodies, as well as shipping lines, schools, and yacht clubs, have their own distinguishing flags.
The Stars and Stripes, also called Old Glory, is the flag of the US; the 50 stars on a field of blue represent the 50 states now in the Union, and the 13 red and white stripes represent the 13 original colonies. Each state also has its own flag. The US presidential standard displays the American eagle, surrounded by 50 stars.
The British national flag, the Union Jack, unites the crosses of St George, St Andrew, and St Patrick, representing England, Scotland, and Ireland. The flags of Australia and New Zealand both incorporate the Union Jack, together with symbols of the Southern Cross constellation.
The flags of the Scandinavian countries bear crosses; the Danish Dannebrog (“strength of Denmark”) is the oldest national flag, used for 700 years. The Swiss flag inspired the Red Cross flag with colors reversed. Muslim states often incorporate in their flags the crescent emblem of Islam and the color green, also associated with their faith. Similarly Israel uses the Star of David and the color blue.
The flag of the former USSR placed the crossed hammer and sickle, which represented the workers of town and country, on a red field, the emblem of revolution.
The Canadian flag has a maple-leaf design and that of Japan a red disc symbolizing the sun.
A flag is flown upside down to indicate distress; is dipped as a salute; and is flown at half-mast to show mourning. The “Blue Peter”, blue with a white center, announces that a vessel is about to sail; a flag half red and half white, that a pilot is on board. A yellow flag means “plague”.
1. An emblem flown as a symbol of nationality; SYN. national flag, ensign.
2. A rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling device; SYN. signal flag.
3. Usually rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design.
4. Stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable for paving; SYN. flagstone.
5. A conspicuously marked or shaped tail.
Any of various types of indicators used for identification of a condition or event; for example, a character that signals the termination of a transmission.
A flat stone used in paving, or any rock which will split into such stones.
ETYM Akin to as. licgan to lie, Icel. liggja; cf. Icel. lögg the ledge or rim at the bottom of a cask. Related to Lie to be prostrate.
A projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under water; SYN. shelf.
ETYM Orig., a little piece; Old Fren. panel, pannel, French panneau, dim. of pan skirt, lappet, part or piece of a wall, side. Related to Pane.
1. (Law) A group of people summoned for jury service.
2. A distinct (usually flat) section or component of something.
3. A group of people gathered for a special purpose as to plan or discuss an issue or judge a contest etc.
4. A pad placed under a saddle.
ETYM Old Fren. plate a plate of metal, a cuirsas, French plat a plate, a shallow vessel of silver, other metal, or earth, from plat flat, Greek plax. Related to Place.
1. A flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded; SYN. photographic plate.
2. A full-page illustration (usually on slick paper).
3. A horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage.
4. A main course served on a plate.
5. A metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners); SYN. scale, shell.
6. A rigid layer of the lithosphere that is believed to drift slowly.
7. A shallow receptacle for collection in church; SYN. collection plate.
8. A sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic.
9. Any flat platelike body structure or part.
10. On which food is served or from which food is eaten.
11. The quantity contained in a plate; SYN. plateful.
12. The thin under portion of the forequarter.
According to plate tectonics, one of a number of slabs of solid rock, about a hundred kilometers thick and often several thousands of kilometers across, making up the Earth's surface.
Together, the plates make up the lithosphere.
Plates are made up of two types of crustal material: oceanic crust (sima) and continental crust (sial), both of which are underlain by a solid layer of the mantle. Oceanic crust is heavy and consists largely of basalt. It is formed at constructive margins. Continental crust is less dense and is rich in granite. It is made up of volcanic islands and folded sediments, and is usually associated with destructive margins.
Something on which sound or visual images have been recorded; specifically; a disc with a spiral groove carrying recorded sound for phonograph reproduction
ETYM Old Eng. shete, schete, as. scęte, scyte, from sceát a projecting corner, a fold in a garment (akin to Dutch schoot sheet, bosom, lap, German schoss bosom, lap, flap of a coat, Icel. skaut, Goth. skauts the hem of a garment).
1. A flat man-made object that is thin relative to its length and width; SYN. flat solid.
2. A large rectangular piece of cotton or linen cloth; used in pairs for bed linens; SYN. bed sheet.
3. A line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind; SYN. tack, mainsheet, weather sheet, shroud.
4. Any broad thin expanse or surface.
5. A piece of paper used for writing or printing; SYN. paper, sheet of paper, leaf, folio, page.
ETYM Old Eng. slabbe, of uncertain origin; perhaps originally meaning, a smooth piece, and akin to slape, Icel. sleipr slippery, and Eng. slip, v. i.
Thick piece of something.
Andere Bezeichnung für Festplatte.
An electromechanical device that reads from and writes to disks. The main components of a disk drive include a spindle on which the disk is mounted, a drive motor that spins the disk when the drive is in operation, one or more read/write heads, a second motor that positions the read/write heads over the disk, and controller circuitry that synchronizes read/write activities and transfers information to and from the computer. Two types of disk drives are in common use: floppy disk drives and hard disk drives. Floppy disk drives are designed to accept removable disks in either 5.25-inch or 3.5-inch format; hard disk drives are faster, high-capacity storage units that are completely enclosed in a protective case.
(Computer science) Computer hardware that holds and spins a magnetic or optical disk and reads and writes information on it; SYN. disc drive, hard drive, Winchester drive.
Mechanical device that reads data from and writes data to a magnetic disc.