1. A crack in a lip caused usually by cold.
2. A boy or man; SYN. fellow, lad, gent, fella, blighter, cuss.
3. (Usually in the plural) Leather leggings without a seat; joined by a belt; often have flared outer flaps; worn over trousers by cowboys to protect their legs.
(Informal) Someone who is a detective; SYN. gumshoe, hawkshaw.
Chiefly British; fellow, chap
(Spanish) fellow; man.
Tool or machine for lifting, hoisting, or moving heavy weights, such as motor vehicles. A screw jack uses the principle of the screw to magnify an applied effort; in an automobile jack, for example, turning the handle many times causes the lifting screw to rise slightly, and the effort is magnified to lift heavy weights. A hydraulic jack uses a succession of piston strokes to increase pressure in a liquid and force up a lifting ram.
Medieval leather coat worn as armour.
1. An individual human; especially; an adult male human; a man belonging to a particular category (as by birth, residence, membership, or occupation) — usually used in combination; husband ; lover; the human race; mankind; a bipedal primate mammal (Homo sapiens) that is anatomically related to the great apes but distinguished especially by notable development of the brain with a resultant capacity for articulate speech and abstract reasoning, is usually considered to form a variable number of freely interbreeding races, and is the sole living representative of the hominid family; broadly; any living or extinct hominid; one possessing in high degree the qualities considered distinctive of manhood; manliness; fellow, chap — used as mode of familiar address — used interjectionally to express intensity of feeling
2. Individual, person; the individual who can fulfill or who has been chosen to fulfill one's requirements
3. A feudal tenant; vassal; an adult male servant
4. One of the distinctive objects moved by each player in various board games; one of the players on a team
5. An alumnus of or student at a college or university
6 Christian Science; the compound idea of infinite Spirit; the spiritual image and likeness of God; the full representation of Mind
7. One extremely fond of or devoted to something specified
1. A single person or thing
2. The smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number; SYN. 1, I, ace, single, unity.
ETYM French pédagogue, Latin paedagogus, Greek; pais, paidos, a boy + agein to lead, guide. Related to Page a servant, Agent.
1. One who by teaching has become formal, positive, or pedantic in his ways; one who has the manner of a schoolmaster; a pedant.
2. A teacher of children; one whose occupation is to teach the young; an instructor.
3. (Ancient Greece) A slave who led his master's children to school, and had the charge of them generally.
ETYM Old Eng. persone, persoun, person, parson, Old Fren. persone, French personne, Latin persona a mask (used by actors), a personage, part, a person, from personare to sound through; per + sonare to sound. Related to Per-, Parson.
(Irregular plural: people).
1. A grammatical category of pronouns and verb forms.
2. A human being; SYN. individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul.
3. A person's body (usually including their clothing).
ETYM French personnage.
Another word for person; a person not meriting identification.
ETYM Old Eng. soule, saule, as. sâwel, sâwl; akin to OFries. sôle, os. seola, Dutch ziel, German seele, Old High Germ. soela.
1. Deep feeling or emotion; SYN. soulfulness.
2. The human embodiment of something.
3. The immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life; SYN. psyche.
According to many religions, an intangible part of a human being that survives the death of the physical body. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all teach that at the end of the world each soul will be judged and assigned to heaven or hell on its merits.
According to orthodox Jewish doctrine, most souls first spend time in purgatory to be purged of their sins, and are then removed to paradise. In Christianity the soul is that part of the person that can be redeemed from sin through divine grace.
In other religions, such as Hinduism, the soul is thought to undergo reincarnation until the individual reaches enlightenment and is freed from the cycle of rebirth. According to the teachings of Buddhism, no permanent self or soul exists.
In his 1990 New Year’s message, Pope John Paul ii asserted that “animals possess a soul and that man must love and feel.
Solidarity with our smaller brethren”. This statement is still a source of considerable debate within the Roman Catholic Church.