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unit [ 'ju:nit] n.单位;单元;部件

unite [ ju'nait] vi.联合 vt.使联合

U.K./ UK(缩) =United Kingdom英国,联合王国

U.N./UN =the United Nations 联合国

unit ['ju:nit] n. 单元,单位

unite [ju(:)'nait] v. 联合,团结

U.S.A./USA= the United States of

unit ['ju:nit] 单元

爱国统一战线 patriotic united front

搬迁户 a relocated unit or household

拆迁户 households or units relocated due to building demolition

独立核算工业企业 independent accounting unit(enterprise)

挂职 1) take a temporary post (in order to temper oneself); 2) serve in a lower level unit for a period while retaining one's position in the previous unit

计算机中央处理器 central processing unit(CPU)

联合国粮农组织 FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation)

联合国环境署 UNEP (United Nations Environment Program)

联合国开发计划署 UNDP (United Nations Development Program)

门前三包 "be responsible for general sanitation, green covering and keeping good social order in a designated area outside the unit building "

面向21世纪的中美建设性伙伴关系 a constructive, strategic partnership between China and the United Stated aimed at the next century

停薪留职 retain one's position with one's salary suspended; obtain an indefinite leave of absence from one's work unit

统一战线 united front

中央统战部 United Front Work Department of CPC Central Committee

走穴 "(actors, singers, etc.) perform for outside salary income without approval by the unit they belong to "

BIU Basic Information Unit 基本信息单元

Bus Interface Unit 总线接口单元

BTU Basic Transmission Unit 基本传输单元

BVU Broadcasting Video Unit 广播视频型(一种3/4英寸带录像机记录格式 )

CCU Camera Control Unit 摄像机控制器

CPU Central Processing Unit 中央处理单元

CSU Channel Service Unit 信道业务单元

Home Terminal Unit 家庭终端单元

JSB Information Unit 信息单元

NAOD Maximum Transfer Unit 最大输出单元

OSS Optical Network Unit 光网络装置

RIU Remote Interface Unit 远端用户单元

USS United States Standard 美国标准

USSB United States Satellite Broadcasting 美国卫星广播(公司)

WAU Wireless Access Unit 无线接入单元

air conditioning unit 风向调节器

Backless wall-unit 不设背板的壁橱

Combine-unit 组合柜

Cupboard wall unit for flat 套房衣柜

Dividing wall and fitted wall unit 隔墙板及系列

Glass unit and container 玻璃容器制品

Kitchen unit 厨房成套家具

ATU ADSL Termination Unit ADSL终端单元

CSU Channel Service Unit 信道服务单元

DSU Data Service Unit 数据服务单元

HTU-C HDSL Termination Unit-Central HDSL终端单元-局端

HTU-R HDSL Termination Unit-Remote HDSL终端单元-客户端

IWU Internetworking Unit 网络单元

LTU Line Termination Unit 线路终端单元

NTU Network Temination Unit 网络终端单元

ONU Optical Network Unit 光网络单元

PDU Protocol Data Unit 协议数据单元

SDU Service Data Unit 服务数据单元

Bearing Unit 轴承部件

International System of Units (SI) 国际单位制(国际制)

Would you please fill in the depositing form, giving the sum of money you're to deposit as well as your name, address and professional unit?

联合航空,您好。 Hello. This is United Airlines.

in the east 与 on the east的区别
1.in the east表示我们生活中和地理位置上的绝对方向。如:
The sun rises in the east and sets in the west.
The Great Wall begins in the east from the Shanghaiguan Pass and ends at the Jiayuguan Pass in the west.
2.on the east表示某事物位于另一事物所朝的方向。这里的方向是相对而言的。如:
China faces the Pacific on the east.
The United States faces the Atlantic on the east and the Pacific on the west.

Full-time Student(全部时间用于学习的正规学生):正规入学、念满学校规定的全部课程的
学生。一般情况下,大学本科生至少要念满12个学分课时(credit hours)或学分(units),


GPU (Graphics Processing Unit): 图形处理器。辅助CPU处理图形运算。

钢珠弹 bomb with steel balls; container bomb unit

自导控制组件 self-directing unit

装药和电子组件 charge and electron unit

指令控制组件 command control unit

陀螺控制组件 gyro-control unit

电源控制组件 power-supply control unit


CPU:Central Processing Unit,中央处理单元,又叫中央处理器或微处理器,被喻为电脑的心脏。

关系户 closely-related units

关系户 closely-related units

business unit strategy 经营单位战略

expected unit sales 预计产量

strategic business unit (SBU) 战略经营/业务单位

unit cost 单位成本

unit sales 单位产品销售额

  英国商标法 Trademark Law Of United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland

  美国商标法 Trademark Law Of The United States Of America

联合国艾滋病特别大会 United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS

United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS 联合国艾滋病特别大会

单位 Unit

单位信托基金 Unit Trust

Advanced I Examination [Civil Service Examinations Unit]

Business and Services Promotion Unit [BSPU] [Commerce and Industry Bureau]

Central Policy Unit [CPU]

Civil Service Examinations Unit

Efficiency Unit [EU] [Chief Secretary for Administrations Office]

Central Policy Unit 中央政策组

Charter of the United Nations 联合国宪章

"Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment [United Nations]" 《禁止酷刑和其它残忍、不人道或有辱人格的待遇或处罚公约》〔联合国〕

Convention of the Rights of the Child [United Nations] 《儿童权利公约》〔联合国〕

Human Rights Committee [United Nations] 人权事务委员会〔联合国〕

Joint Declaration of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the People's Republic of China on the Question of Hong Kong [Sino-British Joint Declaration] 《中华人民共和国政府和大不列颠及北爱尔兰联合王国政府关于香港问题的联合声明》〔中英联合声明〕

Meeting Point [merged with United Democrats of Hong Kong to form Democratic Party in 1994] 汇点〔一九九四年与香港民主同盟合并组成民主党〕

supplementary report to the United Nations 提交联合国定期报告的补充资料

United Democrats of Hong Kong [UDHK] [merged with Meeting Point to form Democratic Party in 1994] 香港民主同盟〔港同盟〕〔一九九四年与汇点合并组成民主党〕

Batching unit 分批加料装置

FISU Fill-In Signal Unit 填充信令单元

LSSU Link Status Signal Unit 链路状态信令单元

MSU Message Signal Unit 消息信令单元

UDTS Unit DaTa Service 单位数据业务

XUDTS Enhanced Unit DaTa Service 增强的单位数据业务

中央统一战线部 United Front Work Department, CCCPC

中国联合国协会 United Nations Association of the People’s Republic of China

国际保护知识产权联合局 United International Bureau for the Protection of Intellectual Property (BIRPI)

联合国协会世界联合会 World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA)

basic accounting unit 基本核算单位

European Currency Unit 欧洲货币单位

European Monetary Unit 欧洲货币联盟

investment in outside unit 对外单位投资

state-owned unit 国有单位

Unit 单位,单元

unit cost method of depreciation 单位成本折旧方法

unit labor cost 单位劳动成本

unit price 单价

unit profit 单位利润

power unit

fuel control unit

unit injector

timing advance unit

self-adjusting seal unit

pressure-charging and scavenging unit

smoke unit(index)

dydraudynamic drive unit

hydrodynamic unit change pressure

电动座椅装置 Power Seat Unit

省电器 Energy Saving Unit

C.D.I.总成 C.D.I. Unit Assembly

United, we can do many things; divided, we accomplish nothing.

There is a growing trend in the United States to exercise regularly and eat wisely.

The number of smokers in the United States declined greatly in the 1980s.

In the United States drinking alcohol was once regarded as illicit.

The Vietnam War was an important issue in the United States for many years.

Until recently, it was a convention in the United States for people to wear black to a funeral.

A team from the United Nations will observe the election to be sure that it is fairly conducted.

The government refused to change its policy even under pressure from the United States.
即使在美国的压力下, 政府也拒绝改变政策。

Many nations send delegates to the United States.

The textbook consists of ten units.

The annual death rate in the United States is 11‰.

He said he was educated in the United States.他说他是在美国受的教育。

His thesis works relatively well when applied to discrimination against Blacks in the United States, but his definition of racial prejudice as “ racially-based negative prejudgments against a group generally accepted as a race in any given region of ethnic competition,” can be interpreted as also including hostility toward such ethnic groups as the Chinese in California and the Jews in medieval Europe.

As an author, I am naturally concerned that a surprisingly large percentage of the population of the United States is functionally illiterate; if they can’t read or cannot understand what they read, they won’t buy books, or this magazine.

The historian Frederick J. Tuner wrote in the 1890’s that the agrarian discontent that had been developing steadily in the United States since about 1870 had been precipitated by the closing of the internal frontier—that is , the depletion of available new land needed for further expansion of the American farming system.
历史学家Frederick J Tuner在19世纪90年代写道:自1870年以来美国农民的不满一直在缓慢增长,直到1870年关闭了内部前沿以后就被加速了——就是说,用于扩张农业系统的新土地资源已经枯竭了。

The United Kingdom consists of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The United Kingdom was a mighty empire before World War I.

This textbook has twenty units.

How often? *“隔几分钟来一趟车”或者“隔多长时间打一次网球”等用于询问时间的间隔时。
How often should I take this medicine? (这药一天吃几次?)
Five times a day. (一天5次。)
How frequently?
What does USA stand for?
What does USA stand for? (U.S.A.是什么的缩写?)
It stands for the United States of America. (它是United States of America的缩写。)

I want to make an overseas call to the United States?

How much is a call to the United states?

Yes, there is. We can give a 5% discount for orders over 5,000 units.

We think $ 87,000 per unit with a five percent discount for orders over 100.

Your unit price seems fair enough, but we're hoping for a higher discount rate.

How much do you charge per unit?

Could you tell me the cost of production per unit?

We usually deal on a 20% trade discount basis with an additional quantity discount for orders over 1000 units.

Our factory would have no problem in turning out the 2000 units you asked for in your inquiry.

Angstrom unit 埃(A)

Dual search unit 双探头

Probe/ search unit 探头

Wheel type probe; wheel search unit 轮式探头

net unit load size 净单元货载尺寸

unit load 单元货载

unit load system 单元货载系统

TEU (Twenty-feet Equivalent Units) 20英尺换算单位(用来计算货柜量的多少)

A I’ve also got a cousin in Manchester, England.
A 我在英国的曼彻斯特还有一个表弟。
B Ah, Manchester – home of Manchester United! What does he do?
B 啊,曼彻斯特-曼联队的故乡!他是做什么的?
A He’s studying at the university there. He really likes there.
A 他在那里上大学。他非常喜欢那里。
B I’ve heard that Manchester has a really good Chinatown, like the one in San Francisco.
B 我听说曼彻斯特有一条非常好的唐人街,就像旧金山的那样。
A I think you can find Chinese people all over the world.
A 我想你在世界各地都能看到中国人。
B Well, you should visit your relatives in Canada and England,.
B 哦,你应该去看望加拿大和英国的亲戚。

The world can be changed by man's endeavor, and that this endeavor can lead to something new and better. No man can sever the bonds that unite him to his society simply by averting his eyes. He must ever be receptive and sensitive to the new; and have sufficient courage and skill to face novel facts and to deal with them.
Franklin Roosevelt, American president

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
George Washington, Father of the United States

Labour to keep alive in your breast that spark of celestial fire, called conscience.
George Washington, Father of the United States

It was the policy of the good old gentlemen to make his chileren feel that home was the happiest place in the world; and I value this delicious home---feeling as one of the choicest gifts a parent can bestow.
Irvng Washington, Father of literature of the United States.
美国文学之父华盛顿. I.

The brotherly spirit of science , which unites into one family all its votaries of whatever grade ,and however widely dispersed throughout the different quarters of the globe.
Franklin Rosevelt, American president

I die hard but am not afraid to go .
George Washington, father of the United States

You must state the description of the goods, the quantity and the unit price in each contract.

Our company newly established through uniting the capitals of the captioned …… firms will be engaged principally in commission business, of which main line is ……

部队 army; unit

The four seasons are: winter, spring, summer and autumn / winter, spring, summer and autumn. In the United States and Canada, people say fall / fall instead of autumn / autumn.
一年中的四个季节是:winter, spring, summer and autumn /冬天,春天,夏天和秋天。在美国和加拿大,人们说fall / 秋天而不是autumn / 秋天。

阿布扎比市 [ā bù zhā bǐ shì] /Abu Dhabi (capital of United Arab Emirates)/

阿拉伯联合酋长国 [ā lā bó lián hé qiú cháng guó] /United Arab Emirates/

巴 [bā] /(suff. for certain nouns)/to hope/to wish/Palestinian, Palestine (abbr.)/Pascal (unit of pressure)/

磅 [bàng] /a measure word/pound (unit of measurement)/scale/weigh/

包干 [bāo gān] /be responsible for a task unit until it is completed/

包销 [bāo xiāo] /have exclusive selling rights/be the sole agent for a production unit or firm/

本位 [běn wèi] /standard/one's own department or unit/

兵团 [bīng tuán] /large military unit/formation/corps/army/

步调一致 [bù diào yí zhì] /to be united in action/

部队 [bù duì] /army/armed forces/troops/force/unit/

存储器 [cún chǔ qì] /memory (unit)/

寸 [cùn] /a unit of length/inch/thumb/

大英联合王国 [dà yīng lián hé wáng guó] /United Kingdom/

单位 [dān wèi] /a unit/

单元 [dān yuán] /(n) unit; entrance number/

党同伐异 [dǎng tóng fá yì] /to be narrowly partisan/to unite with those of the same views but alienate those with different views/

访问美国 [fǎng wèn měi guó] /to visit the United States/a trip to the U.S./

分 [fēn] /to divide/minute/(a measure word)/(a unit of length = 0.33 centimeter)/

国民警卫队 [guó mín jǐng wèi duì] /National Guard (United States)/

韩圆 [hán yuán] /Korean won (unit of currency)/

呼吁美国 [hū yù měi guó] /to call on the United States/to appeal to the U.S./

基层 [jī céng] /basic level/grass-roots unit/

块 [kuài] /yuan (unit of currency)/fast (of a watch)/swift/rapid/happy/joyful/soon/quick/(a measure word, for cloth, cake, soap)/

里 [lǐ] /Chinese mile/neighborhood/li, a Chinese unit of length = one-half kilometer/hometown/

立方米 [lì fāng mǐ] /cubic meter (unit of volume)/

联 [lián] /to ally/to unite/to join/

联合 [lián hé] /to combine/to join/unite/alliance/

联合国 [lián hé guó] /United Nations/

量纲 [liàng gāng] /dimension (unit)/

锊 [lüè] /(ancient unit of weight)/

伦敦 [lún dūn] /London (capital of United Kingdom)/

美国 [měi guó] /America/American/United States of America/USA/

盟国 [méng guó] /allies/united countries/

顷 [qǐng] /100 mu/a short while ago/a 'ching' (unit of area)/approx. (with dates)/a short while/

人民币 [rén mín bì] /Chinese unit of currency/Renminbi/

日圆 [rì yuán] /Japanese yen (unit of currency)/

瑞 [ruì] /lucky/auspicious/propitious/rayl (acoustical unit)/

肽单位 [tài dān wèi] /peptide unit (on protein chain)/

肽基 [tài jī] /peptide group/peptide unit/

统 [tǒng] /to gather/to unite/to unify/whole/

统一 [tǒng yī] /to unify/to unite/to integrate/

统一战线工作部 [tǒng yī zhàn xiàn gōng zuò bù] /United Front Work Department/

统战 [tǒng zhàn] /(n) united front; consolidation/

统战部 [tǒng zhàn bù] /United Front Department/

英尺 [yīng chǐ] /(English) foot (unit of measurement)/

圆 [yuán] /circle/round/circular/spherical/(of the moon) full/unit of Chinese currency (Yuan)/tactful/to justify/

咫 [zhǐ] /8 in. length unit of Zhou dynasty/

中央处理机 [zhōng yāng chǔ lǐ jī] /central processing unit (CPU)/

州 [zhōu] /(United States) state/province/sub-prefecture/

Specialisation can be seen as a response to the problem of an increasing accumulation of scientific knowledge.
By splitting up the subject matter into smaller units, one man could continue to handle the information and use it as the basis for further research.
But specialisation was only one of a series of related developments in science affecting the process of communication.
Another was the growing professionalisation of scientific activity.

The trend was naturally most obvious in those areas of science based especially on a mathematical or laboratory training, and can be illustrated in terms of the development of geology in the United Kingdom.

Countries that still think foreign investment is an invasion of their sovereignty might well study the history of infrastructure (the basic structural foundations of a society) in the United States.

When the United States built its industrials infrastructure, it didn't have the capital to do so.
And that is why America's Second Wave infrastructure — including roads, harbors, highways, ports and so on — were built with foreign investment.
The English, the Germans, the Dutch and the French were investing in Britain's former colony.
They financed them. Immigrant Americans built them.
Guess who owns them now? The Americans.

A history of long and effortless success can be a dreadful handicap, but, if properly handled, it may become a driving force.
When the United States entered just such a glowing period after the end of the Second World War, it had a market eight times larger than any competitor, giving its industries unparalleled economies of scale. Its scientists were the world's best, its workers the most skilled.

In 1995 the United States can look back on five years of solid growth while Japan has been struggling.

Self-doubt has yielded to blind pride.
"American industry has changed its structure, has gone on a diet, has learnt to be more quick-witted," according to Richard Cavanaugh, executive dean of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
"It makes me proud to be an American just to see how our businesses are improving their productivity," says Stephen Moore of the Cato Institute, a think-tank in Washington, D.C.
And William Sahlman of the Harvard Business School believes that people will look back on this period as "a golden age of business management in the United States."

Aimlessness has hardly been typical of the postwar Japan whose productivity and social harmony are the envy of the United States and Europe.
But increasingly the Japanese are seeing a decline of the traditional work-moral values.

In a recent survey, it was found that only 24.5 percent of Japanese students were fully satisfied with school life, compared with 67.2 percent of students in the United States.
In addition, far more Japanese workers expressed dissatisfaction with their jobs than did their counterparts in the 10 other countries surveyed.

In the past decade, the Japanese divorce rate, while still well below that of the United States, has increased by more than 50 percent, and suicides have increased by nearly one-quarter.

As a result, the support for ambition as a healthy impulse, a quality to be admired and fixed in the mind of the young, is probably lower than it has ever been in the United States.

Economists have been particularly surprised by favourable inflation figures in Britain and the United States, since conventional measures suggest that both economies, and especially America's, have little productive slack. America's capacity utilisation, for example, hit historically high levels earlier this year, and its jobless rate (5.6% in August) has fallen below most estimates of the natural rate of unemployment — the rate below which inflation has taken off on the past.

In the United States, multitudes of premiums for new devices were awarded at country fairs and at the industrial fairs in major cities.
Americans flocked to these fairs to admire the new machines and thus to renew their faith in the beneficence of technological advance.

{adj: American} of or relating to the United States of America or its people or language or culture
"American citizens"
"American English"
"the American dream"

{adj: Hollywood} of or relating to the film industry in the United States
"a Hollywood actor"

{adj: Union, Federal} being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War
"Union soldiers"
"Federal forces"
"a Federal infantryman"

{adj: Washingtonian} of or relating to the capital of the United States
"Washingtonian museums"

{adj: Yankee} used by Southerners for an inhabitant of a northern state in the United States (especially a Union soldier)

{adj: activated} set up and placed on active assignment
"a newly activated unit"

{adj: agglutinate, agglutinative} united as if by glue

{adj: aggregate} formed of separate units in a cluster
"raspberries are aggregate fruits"

{adj: agreed, in agreement} united by being of the same opinion
"agreed in their distrust of authority"

{adj: allied, confederate, confederative} united in a confederacy or league

{adj: amalgamate, amalgamated, coalesced, consolidated, fused} joined together into a whole
"United Industries"
"the amalgamated colleges constituted a university"
"a consolidated school"

{adj: amalgamated, intermingled, mixed, integrated} caused to combine or unite

{adj: antagonistic} arousing animosity or hostility
"his antagonistic brusqueness"
"Europe was antagonistic to the Unites States"
<-> conciliatory

{adj: anti-American} opposed to the United States and its policies
<-> pro-American

{adj: approximate, close together} located close together
"with heads close together"
"approximate leaves grow together but are not united"

{adj: bilateral} affecting or undertaken by two parties
"a bilateral agreement between the United States and Japan"

{adj: billion} denoting a quantity consisting of one million million items or units in Great Britain

{adj: billion} denoting a quantity consisting of one thousand million items or units in the United States

{adj: binary} consisting of two (units or components or elements or terms) or based on two
"a binary star is a system in which two stars revolve around each other"
"a binary compound"
"the binary number system has two as its base"

{adj: broken-backed} (of a horse) having bones of the back united by a bony growth

{adj: cellular} characterized by or divided into or containing cells or compartments (the smallest organizational or structural unit of an organism or organization)
"the cellular construction of a beehive"
"any effective opposition to a totalitarian regime must be secretive and cellular"
<-> noncellular

{adj: colonial, compound} composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony
"coral is a colonial organism"

{adj: combined, concerted, conjunct, conjunctive, cooperative, united} involving the joint activity of two or more
"the attack was met by the combined strength of two divisions"
"concerted action"
"the conjunct influence of fire and strong wind"
"the conjunctive focus of political opposition"
"a cooperative effort"
"a united effort"
"joint military activities"

{adj: combined} made or joined or united into one
<-> uncombined

{adj: compact} closely and firmly united or packed together
"compact soil"
"compact clusters of flowers"
<-> loose

{adj: compartmented} divided up or separated into compartments or isolated units
"a compartmented box"
"the protected and compartmented society of Beacon Hill"- John Mason Brown
<-> uncompartmented

{adj: congenial} suitable to your needs or similar to your nature
"a congenial atmosphere to work in"
"two congenial spirits united...by mutual confidence and reciprocal virtues"- T.L.Peacock
<-> uncongenial

{adj: connate} of similar parts or organs; closely joined or united
"a connate tomato flower"
<-> adnate

{adj: consolidative, unifying} combining into a single unit

{adj: continental} being or concerning or limited to a continent especially the continents of North America or Europe
"the continental United States"
"continental Europe"
"continental waters"
<-> intercontinental

{adj: coordinated, co-ordinated, interconnected, unified} operating as a unit
"a unified utility system"
"a coordinated program"

{adj: divided} separated into parts or pieces
"opinions are divided"
<-> united

{adj: divisional} constituting a division or an aliquot part of the basic monetary unit
"American divisional (fractional) coins include the dime and the nickel"
"fractional currency is currency in denominations less than the basic monetary unit"

{adj: dual} a grammatical number category referring to two items or units as opposed to one item (singular) or more than two items (plural)
"ancient Greek had the dual form but it has merged with the plural form in modern Greek"

{adj: east-central} of a region of the United States generally including Kentucky, West Virginia

{adj: eastern} of or characteristic of eastern regions of the United States
"the Eastern establishment"
<-> western

{adj: endless} having the ends united so as to form a continuous whole
"an endless chain"

{adj: federal} characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is divided between one central and several regional authorities
"a federal system like that of the United States"
"federal governments often evolved out of confederations"
<-> unitary

{adj: federal} national; especially in reference to the government of the United States as distinct from that of its member units
"the Federal Bureau of Investigation"
"federal courts"
"the federal highway program"
"federal property"

{adj: federate, federated} united under a central government

{adj: first, 1st} indicating the beginning unit in a series

{adj: five hundred, 500, d} denoting a quantity consisting of 500 items or units

{adj: freshman, first-year} used of a person in the first year of an experience (especially in United States high school or college)
"a freshman senator"
"freshman year in high school or college"

{adj: geostrategic} of or relating to geostrategy
"Pakistan became a country of paramount geostrategic importance to the United States"

{adj: heterogeneous, heterogenous} consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature
"the population of the United States is vast and heterogeneous"
<-> homogeneous

{adj: hit-and-run, tip-and-run} designed for or consisting of a brief attack followed by a quick escape
"hit-and-run units"
"tip-and-run assaults"

{adj: home, interior, internal, national} inside the country
"the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior"
"the nation's internal politics"

{adj: hundred thousand} (in Roman numerals, C written with a macron over it) denoting a quantity consisting of 100,000 items or units

{adj: hyphenated} (of words) combined by means of a hyphen to form a unit
"hyphenated words"
"many feminists have chosen hyphenated names their children--today's so-called hyphenated babies"
"multiculturalism nurtures respect for hyphenated identities"

{adj: in league} (usually followed by `with') united in effort as if in a league
"they found out that some policemen were in league with the criminals"

{adj: incorporate, incorporated, integrated, merged, unified} formed or united into a whole

{adj: interstate} involving and relating to the mutual relations of states especially of the United States
"Interstate Highway Commission"
"interstate highways"
"Interstate Commerce Commission"
"interstate commerce"
<-> intrastate

{adj: joined, united} of or relating to two people who are married to each other

{adj: joint} united or combined
"a joint session of Congress"
"joint owners"
<-> separate

{adj: junior, third-year, next-to-last} used of the third or next to final year in United States high school or college
"the junior class"
"a third-year student"

{adj: middle Atlantic, mid-Atlantic} of a region of the United States generally including Delaware; Maryland; Virginia; and usually New York; Pennsylvania; New Jersey
"mid-Atlantic states"

{adj: midwestern} of a region of the United States generally including Ohio; Indiana; Illinois; Iowa; Missouri; Kansas; Nebraska; and sometimes Michigan; Wisconsin; Minnesota
"a midwestern city"
"midwestern accent"

{adj: million} (in Roman numerals, M written with a macron over it) denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000,000 items or units

{adj: modular} constructed with standardized units or dimensions allowing flexibility and variety in use
"modular furniture"
"modular homes"

{adj: molar} pertaining to large units of behavior
"such molar problems of personality as the ego functions"--R.R. Hunt
<-> molecular

{adj: nonuple, ninefold, nine-fold} having nine units or components

{adj: north-central} being in or of a region of the United States generally including states of the upper Mississippi valley and Great Lakes region lying north of the Ohio River and the southern boundaries of Kansas and Missouri and between the western boundary of Pennsylvania and the eastern boundaries of Montana and Wyoming and Colorado

{adj: northeastern} of a region of the United States generally including the New England states; New York; and sometimes New Jersey and Pennsylvania

{adj: northern} in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line
"Northern liberals"
"northern industry"
"northern cities"
<-> southern

{adj: northwestern} of a region of the United States generally including Washington; Oregon; Idaho; and sometimes Montana; Wyoming

{adj: octuple, eightfold, eight-fold} having eight units or components

{adj: one, 1, i, ane} used of a single unit or thing; not two or more
"`ane' is Scottish"

{adj: one, unitary} having the indivisible character of a unit
"a unitary action"
"spoke with one voice"

{adj: outside} functioning outside the boundaries or precincts of an organized unit
"extramural hospital care and treatment"
"extramural studies"

{adj: paramilitary} of or relating to a group of civilians organized to function like (or in aid of) a military unit

{adj: partitive, separative} serving to separate or divide into parts
"partitive tendencies in education"
"the uniting influence was stronger than the separative"

{adj: perfoliate} of a leaf having the base united around (and apparently pierced by) the stem

{adj: plural} grammatical number category referring to two or more items or units
<-> singular

{adj: pro-American} supporting the United States and its policies
<-> anti-American

{adj: quadruple, quadruplicate, quadruplex, fourfold, four-fold} having four units or components
"quadruple rhythm has four beats per measure"
"quadruplex wire"

{adj: quintuple, fivefold, five-fold} having five units or components

{adj: regimental} belonging to or concerning a regiment
"regimental units"

{adj: representative} standing for something else
"the bald eagle is representative of the United States"
<-> nonrepresentative

{adj: republican} having the supreme power lying in the body of citizens entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them or characteristic of such government
"the United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government"- United States Constitution
"a very republican notion"
"so little republican and so much aristocratic sentiment"- Philip Marsh
"our republican and artistic simplicity"-Nathaniel Hawthorne

{adj: self-contained} constituting a complete and independent unit in and of itself
"the university is like a self-contained city with shops and all amenities"

{adj: self-sufficient, self-sufficing, self-sustaining} able to provide for your own needs without help from others
"a self-sufficing economic unit"

{adj: senior, fourth-year} used of the fourth and final year in United States high school or college
"the senior prom"

{adj: separate} independent; not united or joint
"a problem consisting of two separate issues"
"they went their separate ways"
"formed a separate church"
<-> joint

{adj: septuple, sevenfold, seven-fold} having seven units or components

{adj: sextuple, sixfold, six-fold} having six units or components

{adj: singular} grammatical number category referring to a single item or unit
<-> plural

{adj: six, 6, vi, half dozen, half-dozen} denoting a quantity consisting of six items or units

{adj: sophomore, second-year} used of the second year in United States high school or college
"the sophomore class"
"his sophomore year"

{adj: south-central} being in or of a region of the United States including the states of the lower Mississippi valley and east of the Rio Grande

{adj: southeastern} of a region of the United States generally including Alabama; Georgia; Florida; Tennessee; South Carolina; North Carolina

{adj: southernmost, southmost} situated farthest south
"Key West is the southernmost city in the United States"

{adj: southern} in or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line
"southern hospitality"
"southern cooking"
"southern plantations"
<-> northern

{adj: southwestern} of a region of the United States generally including New Mexico; Arizona; Texas; California; and sometimes Nevada; Utah; Colorado

{adj: syncarpous} (of ovaries of flowering plants) consisting of united carpels
<-> apocarpous

{adj: ten thousand} denoting a quantity consisting of 10,000 items or units

{adj: ternary, treble, triple, triplex} having three units or components or elements
"a ternary operation"
"a treble row of red beads"
"overcrowding made triple sessions necessary"
"triple time has three beats per measure"
"triplex windows"

{adj: thousand, one thousand, 1000, m, k} denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or units

{adj: trillion} one million million in the United States

{adj: twelve, 12, xii, dozen} denoting a quantity consisting of 12 items or units

{adj: twenty, 20, xx} denoting a quantity consisting of 20 items or units

{adj: un-American} considered contrary to the best interests of the United States

{adj: uncombined} not joined or united into one
<-> combined

{adj: uncompartmented} not compartmented; not divided into compartments or isolated units
<-> compartmented

{adj: undivided} not separated into parts or shares; constituting an undivided unit
"an undivided interest in the property"
"a full share"

{adj: unitary} of or pertaining to or involving the use of units
"a unitary method was applied"
"established a unitary distance on which to base subsequent calculations"

{adj: united} characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity
"presented a united front"
<-> divided

{adj: univalent} used of a chromosome that is not paired or united with its homologous chromosome during synapsis
"a univalent chromosome"
<-> bivalent, multivalent

{adj: west-central} of a region of the United States usually including Colorado; Nevada; Utah

{adj: western} of or characteristic of regions of the United States west of the Mississippi River
"a Western ranch"
<-> eastern

{adj: whole} including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount or extent or duration; complete
"gave his whole attention"
"a whole wardrobe for the tropics"
"the whole hog"
"a whole week"
"the baby cried the whole trip home"
"a whole loaf of bread"
<-> fractional

{adj: zero, 0} indicating the absence of any or all units under consideration
"a zero score"

{adv: diagrammatically, graphically} in a diagrammatic manner
"the landscape unit drawn diagrammatically illustrates the gentle rolling relief, with a peat-filled basin"

{adv: distributively} as individuals or as separate units (not collectively)
"taken distributively, their rights are imperceptible"

{adv: extravagantly, lavishly} in a wasteful manner
"the United States, up to the 1920s, used fuel lavishly, mainly because it was so cheap"

{adv: functionally} with respect to function
"the two units are functionally interdependent"

{adv: politically} with regard to government
"politically organized units"

{adv: presently, currently} at this time or period; now
"he is presently our ambassador to the United Nations"
"currently they live in Connecticut"

{adv: way, right smart} to a great degree or by a great distance; very much (`right smart' is regional in the United States)
"way over budget"
"way off base"
"the other side of the hill is right smart steeper than the side we are on"

{n: 9/11, 9-11, September 11, Sept. 11, Sep 11} the day in 2001 when Arab suicide bombers hijacked United States airliners and used them as bombs

{n: ASL, American sign language} the sign language used in the United States

{n: Aaron, Henry Louis Aaron, Hank Aaron} United States professional baseball player who hit more home runs than Babe Ruth (born in 1934)

{n: Abidjan} city recognized by the United States as the capital of the Ivory Coast; largest city of the Ivory Coast

{n: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates's capital} a sheikhdom of eastern Arabia and capital of the United Arab Emirates

{n: Acheson, Dean Acheson, Dean Gooderham Acheson} United States statesman who promoted the Marshall Plan and helped establish NATO (1893-1971)

{n: Adams, John Adams, President Adams, President John Adams} 2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)

{n: Adams, John Quincy Adams, President Adams, President John Quincy Adams} 6th President of the United States; son of John Adams (1767-1848)

{n: Admission Day} in some states of the United States: a legal holiday commemorating the day the state was admitted to the Union

{n: Afghan monetary unit} monetary unit in the Islamic State of Afghanistan

{n: African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis} a tongueless frog native to Africa; established in the United States as result of release of laboratory and aquarium animals

{n: Agalinis, genus Agalinis} semiparasitic herb with purple or white or pink flowers; grows in the United States and West Indies

{n: Agassiz, Louis Agassiz, Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz} United States naturalist (born in Switzerland) who studied fossil fish; recognized geological evidence that ice ages had occurred in North America (1807-1873)

{n: Agee, James Agee} United States novelist (1909-1955)

{n: Ageratina, genus Ageratina} annual to perennial herbs or shrubs of eastern United States and Central and South America

{n: Aiken, Conrad Aiken, Conrad Potter Aiken} United States writer (1889-1973)

{n: Ailey, Alvin Ailey} United States choreographer noted for his use of African elements (born in 1931)

{n: Air Combat Command, ACC} a command that is the primary provider of air combat weapon systems to the United States Air Force; operates fighter, bomber, reconnaissance, battle-management, and rescue aircraft

{n: Air Corps} formerly the airborne division of the United States Army

{n: Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Air Force ISR, AFISR} an agency focused on ensuring that the United States military attains information superiority; operates worldwide ground sites and an array of airborne reconnaissance and surveillance platforms

{n: Air Force Research Laboratory, AFRL} a United States Air Force defense laboratory responsible for discovering and developing and integrating fighting technologies for aerospace forces

{n: Air Force Space Command, AFSPC} a command of the United States Air Force that is responsible for defending the United States through its space and intercontinental ballistic missile operations

{n: Air Medal} a United States Air Force decoration for meritorious achievement while participating in an aerial flight

{n: Air National Guard, ANG} a civilian reserve component of the United States Air Force that provides prompt mobilization during war and assistance during national emergencies

{n: Akron} a city in northeastern Ohio; the heart of the United States rubber industry

{n: Alabama, Heart of Dixie, Camellia State, AL} a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War

{n: Alaska, Last Frontier, AK} a state in northwestern North America; the 49th state admitted to the union
"Alaska is the largest state in the United States"

{n: Albanian monetary unit} monetary unit in Albania

{n: Albee, Edward Albee, Edward Franklin Albeen} United States dramatist (1928-)

{n: Albers, Josef Albers} United States painter born in Germany; works characterized by simple geometrical patterns in various colors (1888-1976)

{n: Alcott, Louisa May Alcott} United States novelist noted for children's books (1832-1888)

{n: Alger, Horatio Alger} United States author of inspirational adventure stories for boys; virtue and hard work overcome poverty (1832-1899)

{n: Algerian dinar, dinar} the basic unit of money in Algeria

{n: Algerian monetary unit} monetary unit in Algeria

{n: Algren, Nelson Algren} United States writer (1909-1981)

{n: Ali, Muhammad Ali, Cassius Clay, Cassius Marcellus Clay} United States prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship three times (born in 1942)

{n: Allegheny chinkapin, eastern chinquapin, chinquapin, dwarf chestnut, Castanea pumila} shrubby chestnut tree of southeastern United States having small edible nuts

{n: Allegheny plum, Alleghany plum, sloe, Prunus alleghaniensis} wild plum of northeastern United States having dark purple fruits with yellow flesh

{n: Allegheny spurge, Allegheny mountain spurge, Pachysandra procumbens} low semi-evergreen perennial herb having small spikes of white or pinkish flowers; native to southern United States but grown elsewhere

{n: Allen, Gracie Allen, Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen, Gracie} United States comedienne remembered as the confused but imperturbable partner of her husband, George Burns (1906-1964)

{n: Allen, Woody Allen, Allen Stewart Konigsberg} United States filmmaker and comic actor (1935-)

{n: Allied Command Atlantic, ACLANT} a major strategic headquarters of NATO located in the United States; is under the authority of the North Atlantic Council

{n: Allies} the alliance of nations that fought the Axis in World War II and which (with subsequent additions) signed the charter of the United Nations in 1945

{n: American Civil War, United States Civil War, War between the States} civil war in the United States between the North and the South; 1861-1865

{n: American English, American language, American} the English language as used in the United States

{n: American Labor Party} a former political party in the United States; formed in 1936 in New York when labor and liberals bolted the Democratic Party

{n: American Legion} the largest organization of United States war veterans

{n: American Party, Know-Nothing Party} a former political party in the United States; active in the 1850s to keep power out of the hands of immigrants and Roman Catholics

{n: American Revolutionary leader} a nationalist leader in the American Revolution and in the creation of the United States

{n: American Samoa, Eastern Samoa, AS} a United States territory on the eastern part of the island of Samoa

{n: American alligator, Alligator mississipiensis} large alligator of the southeastern United States

{n: American angelica tree, devil's walking stick, Hercules'-club, Aralia spinosa} small deciduous clump-forming tree or shrub of eastern United States

{n: American bog asphodel, Narthecium americanum} of the eastern United States: New Jersey to South Carolina

{n: American bugbane, summer cohosh, Cimicifuga americana} bugbane of the eastern United States having erect racemes of white flowers

{n: American cockroach, Periplaneta americana} large reddish brown free-flying cockroach originally from southern United States but now widely distributed

{n: American crab apple, garland crab, Malus coronaria} medium-sized tree of the eastern United States having pink blossoms and small yellow fruit

{n: American feverfew, wild quinine, prairie dock, Parthenium integrifolium} stout perennial herb of the eastern United States with whitish flowers; leaves traditionally used by Catawba Indians to treat burns

{n: American flag, Stars and Stripes, Star-Spangled Banner, Old Glory} the national flag of the United States of America

{n: American hackberry, Celtis occidentalis} large deciduous shade tree of southern United States with small deep purple berries

{n: American lady crab, lady crab, calico crab, Ovalipes ocellatus} brightly spotted crab of sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast of the United States

{n: American larch, tamarack, black larch, Larix laricina} medium-sized larch of Canada and northern United States including Alaska having a broad conic crown and rust-brown scaly bark

{n: American persimmon, possumwood, Diospyros virginiana} medium-sized tree of dry woodlands in the southern and eastern United States bearing yellow or orange very astringent fruit that is edible when fully ripe

{n: American red squirrel, spruce squirrel, red squirrel, Sciurus hudsonicus, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus} of northern United States and Canada

{n: American shrew mole, Neurotrichus gibbsii} greyish-black shrew mole of the United States and Canada

{n: American smokewood, chittamwood, Cotinus americanus, Cotinus obovatus} shrubby tree of southern United States having large plumes of feathery flowers resembling puffs of smoke

{n: American state} one of the 50 states of the United States

{n: American turkey oak, turkey oak, Quercus laevis} small slow-growing deciduous shrubby tree of dry sandy barrens of southeastern United States having leaves with bristle-tipped lobes resembling turkey's toes

{n: American watercress, mountain watercress, Cardamine rotundifolia} mat-forming perennial found in cold springs of the eastern United States

{n: American white oak, Quercus alba} large slow-growing deciduous tree of the eastern United States having stout spreading branches and leaves with usually 7 rounded lobes; yields strong and durable hard wood

{n: American wistaria, American wisteria, Wisteria frutescens} an eastern United States native resembling the cultivated Japanese wisteria having pale purple-lilac flowers

{n: Americanism} a custom that is peculiar to the United States or its citizens

{n: American} a native or inhabitant of the United States

{n: Anderson, Carl Anderson, Carl David Anderson} United States physicist who discovered antimatter in the form of an antielectron that is called the positron (1905-1991)

{n: Anderson, Marian Anderson} United States contralto noted for her performance of spirituals (1902-1993)

{n: Anderson, Maxwell Anderson} United States dramatist (1888-1959)

{n: Anderson, Philip Anderson, Philip Warren Anderson, Phil Anderson} United States physicist who studied the electronic structure of magnetic and disordered systems (1923-)

{n: Anderson, Sherwood Anderson} United States author whose works were frequently autobiographical (1876-1941)

{n: Andrews, Roy Chapman Andrews} United States naturalist who contributed to paleontology and geology (1884-1960)

{n: Angolan monetary unit} monetary unit in Angola

{n: Annapolis, capital of Maryland} state capital of Maryland; site of the United States Naval Academy

{n: Ansar al Islam, Ansar al-Islam, Supporters of Islam} a radical Islamic group of terrorists in the Iraqi part of Kurdistan who oppose an independent secular nation as advocated by the United States; some members fought with the Taliban and al-Qaeda forces in Afghanistan; said to receive financial support from Saddam Hussein

{n: Anthony, Susan Anthony, Susan B. Anthony, Susan Brownell Anthony} United States suffragist (1820-1906)

{n: Anti-Masonic Party} a former political party in the United States; founded in 1825 in opposition to Freemasonry in public affairs

{n: Apache} any member of Athapaskan tribes that migrated to the southwestern desert (from Arizona to Texas and south into Mexico); fought a losing battle from 1861 to 1886 with the United States and were resettled in Oklahoma

{n: Apalachicola rosemary, Conradina glabra} small shrub of Apalachicola River area in southeastern United States having highly aromatic pinkish flowers; a threatened species

{n: Appalachians, Appalachian Mountains} a mountain range in the eastern United States extending from Quebec to the Gulf of Mexico; a historic barrier to early westward expansion of the United States

{n: Aragon} a region of northeastern Spain; a former kingdom that united with Castile in 1479 to form Spain (after the marriage of Ferdinand V and Isabella I)

{n: Arendt, Hannah Arendt} United States historian and political philosopher (born in Germany) (1906-1975)

{n: Argentine monetary unit} monetary unit in Argentina

{n: Arizona ash, Fraxinus velutina} small shrubby ash of southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico

{n: Arizona, Grand Canyon State, AZ} a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon

{n: Arkansas kingbird, western kingbird} a kingbird seen in western United States; head and back are pale grey and the breast is yellowish and the tail is black

{n: Arkansas, Land of Opportunity, AR} a state in south central United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War

{n: Armenian monetary unit} monetary unit in Armenia

{n: Armstrong, Louis Armstrong, Satchmo} United States jazz trumpeter and bandleader (1900-1971)

{n: Armstrong, Neil Armstrong} United States astronaut; the first man to set foot on the moon (July 20, 1969) (1930-)

{n: Army High Performance Computing Research Center, AHPCRC} a United States defense laboratory to conduct research in high-performance computing for defense technology applications; a partnership of government and university and industry

{n: Army Intelligence, AI} an agency of the United States Army responsible for providing timely and relevant and accurate and synchronized intelligence to tactical and operational and strategic level commanders

{n: Army National Guard, ARNG} a civilian reserve component of the United States Army comprised of guardsmen who serve during overseas peacekeeping missions and during local emergencies

{n: Arnold, Benedict Arnold} United States general and traitor in the American Revolution; in 1780 his plan to surrender West Point to the British was foiled (1741-1801)

{n: Arthur, Chester A. Arthur, Chester Alan Arthur, President Arthur} elected vice president and became 21st President of the United States when Garfield was assassinated (1830-1886)

{n: Asch, Sholem Asch, Shalom Asch, Sholom Asch} United States writer (born in Poland) who wrote in Yiddish (1880-1957)

{n: Ash Can, Ashcan school} early 20th-century United States painting; portrays realistic and sordid scenes of city life

{n: Ashcan School, Eight} a group of United States painters founded in 1907 and noted for their realistic depictions of sordid aspects of city life

{n: Ashe, Arthur Ashe, Arthur Robert Ashe} United States tennis player who was the first Black to win United States and English singles championships (1943-1993)

{n: Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis} a beetle from China that has been found in the United States and is a threat to hardwood trees; lives inside the tree; no natural predators in the United States

{n: Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus} striped native of Japan thriving in southwestern and midwestern United States and spreading to the Caribbean; potential carrier of serious diseases

{n: Asimov, Isaac Asimov} United States writer (born in Russia) noted for his science fiction (1920-1992)

{n: Assemblies of God} a charismatic Protestant denomination in the United States

{n: Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN} an association of nations dedicated to economic and political cooperation in southeastern Asia and who joined with the United States to fight against global terrorism

{n: Astaire, Fred Astaire} United States dancer and cinema actor noted for his original and graceful tap dancing (1899-1987)

{n: Astor, John Jacob Astor} United States capitalist (born in Germany) who made a fortune in fur trading (1763-1848)

{n: Astor, Nancy Witcher Astor, Viscountess Astor} British politician (born in the United States) who was the first woman to sit in the British House of Commons (1879-1964)

{n: Astronomical Unit, AU} a unit of length used for distances within the solar system; equal to the mean distance between the Earth and the Sun (approximately 93 million miles or 150 million kilometers)

{n: Atlanta, capital of Georgia} state capital and largest city of Georgia; chief commercial center of the southeastern United States; was plundered and burned by Sherman's army during the American Civil War

{n: Atlantic halibut, Hippoglossus hippoglossus} largest United States flatfish

{n: Atlantic manta, Manta birostris} largest manta (to 22 feet across wings); found worldwide but common in Gulf of Mexico and along southern coasts of United States; primarily oceanic

{n: Atomic Energy Commission, AEC} a former executive agency (from 1946 to 1974) that was responsible for research into atomic energy and its peacetime uses in the United States

{n: Attorney General, Attorney General of the United States} the position of the head of the Justice Department and the chief law enforcement officer of the United States
"the post of Attorney General was created in 1789"

{n: Attorney General, United States Attorney General, US Attorney General} the person who holds the position of secretary of the Justice Department
"Edmund Randolph was the first Attorney General, appointed by President Washington"

{n: Auchincloss, Louis Auchincloss, Louis Stanton Auchincloss} United States writer (born in 1917)

{n: Auden, W. H. Auden, Wystan Hugh Auden} United States poet (born in England) (1907-1973)

{n: Audubon's caracara, Polyborus cheriway audubonii} widespread from southern United States to Central America; rusty black with black-and-white breast and tail

{n: Audubon, John James Audubon} United States ornithologist and artist (born in Haiti) noted for his paintings of birds of America (1785-1851)

{n: Australian dollar} the basic unit of money in Australia and Nauru

{n: Austrian monetary unit} monetary unit in Austria

{n: Azerbaijani monetary unit} monetary unit in Azerbaijan

{n: B-52} United States military aircraft; B- stands for bomber

{n: Bahaism} a religion founded in Iran in 1863; emphasizes the spiritual unity of all humankind; incorporates Christian and Islamic tenets; many adherents live in the United States
"Bahaism has no public rituals or sacraments and praying is done in private"

{n: Bahamian dollar} the basic unit of money in the Bahamas

{n: Bahrain dinar, dinar} the basic unit of money in Bahrain; equal to 1,000 fils

{n: Bahrainian monetary unit} monetary unit in Bahrain

{n: Bailey, Pearl Bailey, Pearl Mae Bailey} United States singer (1918-1990)

{n: Balanchine, George Balanchine} United States dancer and choreographer (born in Russia) noted for his abstract and formal works (1904-1983)

{n: Baldwin, James Baldwin, James Arthur Baldwin} United States author who was an outspoken critic of racism (1924-1987)

{n: Ball, Lucille Ball} United States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program (1911-1989)

{n: Bangladeshi monetary unit} monetary unit in Bangladesh

{n: Bankhead, Tallulah Bankhead} uninhibited United States actress (1903-1968)

{n: Baraka, Imamu Amiri Baraka, LeRoi Jones} United States writer of poems and plays about racial conflict (born in 1934)

{n: Barbados dollar} the basic unit of money in Barbados

{n: Barber, Samuel Barber} United States composer (1910-1981)

{n: Bardeen, John Bardeen} United States physicist who won the Nobel prize for physics twice (1908-1991)

{n: Barkley, Alben Barkley, Alben William Barkley} United States politician and lawyer; vice president of the United States (1877-1956)

{n: Barnaby's thistle, yellow star-thistle, Centaurea solstitialis} European weed having a winged stem and hairy leaves; adventive in the eastern United States

{n: Barnum, P. T. Barnum, Phineas Taylor Barnum} United States showman who popularized the circus (1810-1891)

{n: Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore} United States actress; daughter of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Barrymore (1879-1959)

{n: Barrymore, Georgiana Barrymore, Georgiana Emma Barrymore} United States actress; daughter of John Drew and wife of Maurice Barrymore; mother of Ethel Barrymore and John Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore (1854-1893)

{n: Barrymore, John Barrymore} United States actor; son of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Barrymore (1882-1942)

{n: Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore} United States actor; son of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Barrymore (1878-1954)

{n: Barrymore, Maurice Barrymore, Herbert Blythe} United States actor; husband of Georgiana Emma Barrymore and father of Ethel Barrymore and John Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore (1847-1905)

{n: Barth, John Barth, John Simmons Barth} United States novelist (born in 1930)

{n: Barthelme, Donald Barthelme} United States author of sometimes surrealistic stories (1931-1989)

{n: Bartlett, John Bartlett} United States publisher and editor who compiled a book of familiar quotations (1820-1905)

{n: Bartlett, Robert Bartlett, Robert Abram Bartlett, Captain Bob} United States explorer who accompanied Peary's expedition to the North Pole and who led many other Arctic trips (1875-1946)

{n: Bartok, Bela Bartok} Hungarian composer and pianist who collected Hungarian folk music; in 1940 he moved to the United States (1881-1945)

{n: Baruch, Bernard Baruch, Bernard Mannes Baruch} economic advisor to United States Presidents (1870-1965)

{n: Baryshnikov, Mikhail Baryshnikov} Russian dancer and choreographer who migrated to the United States (born in 1948)

{n: Bataan, Corregidor} the peninsula and island in the Philippines where Japanese forces besieged American forces in World War II; United States forces surrendered in 1942 and recaptured the area in 1945

{n: Battle of Wake, Battle of Wake Island} in December 1941 the island was captured by the Japanese after a gallant last-ditch stand by a few hundred United States marines

{n: Baum, Frank Baum, Lyman Frank Brown} United States writer of children's books (1856-1919)

{n: Beadle, George Beadle, George Wells Beadle} United States biologist who discovered how hereditary characteristics are transmitted by genes (1903-1989)

{n: Beaumont, William Beaumont} United States surgeon remembered for his studies of digestion (1785-1853)

{n: Beecher, Henry Ward Beecher} United States clergyman who was a leader for the abolition of slavery (1813-1887)

{n: Bel, B} a logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibels

{n: Belarusian monetary unit} monetary unit in Belarus

{n: Belgian franc} formerly the basic unit of money in Belgium

{n: Belize dollar} the basic unit of money in Belize

{n: Bell, Alexander Bell, Alexander Graham Bell} United States inventor (born in Scotland) of the telephone (1847-1922)

{n: Bellow, Saul Bellow} United States novelist (born in Canada in 1915)

{n: Benchley, Robert Benchley, Robert Charles Benchley} United States humorist (1889-1945)

{n: Benedict, Ruth Benedict, Ruth Fulton} United States anthropologist (1887-1948)

{n: Benet, Stephen Vincent Benet} United States poet; brother of William Rose Benet (1898-1943)

{n: Benet, William Rose Benet} United States writer; brother of Stephen Vincent Benet (1886-1950)

{n: Benin franc} the basic unit of money in Benin

{n: Bennett, Floyd Bennett} United States aviator who (with Richard E. Byrd) piloted the first flight over the North Pole (1890-1928)

{n: Benny, Jack Benny, Benjamin Kubelsky} United States comedian known for his timeing and delivery and self-effacing humor (1894-1974)

{n: Benton, Thomas Hart Benton, Old Bullion} United States legislator who opposed the use of paper currency (1782-1858)

{n: Benton, Thomas Hart Benton} United States artist whose paintings portrayed life in the Midwest and South (1889-1975)

{n: Berlin, Irving Berlin, Israel Baline} United States songwriter (born in Russia) who wrote more than 1500 songs and several musical comedies (1888-1989)

{n: Bermuda dollar} the basic unit of money in Bermuda

{n: Bermuda grass, devil grass, Bahama grass, kweek, doob, scutch grass, star grass, Cynodon dactylon} trailing grass native to Europe now cosmopolitan in warm regions; used for lawns and pastures especially in southern United States and India

{n: Bernstein, Leonard Bernstein} United States conductor and composer (1918-1990)

{n: Berra, Lawrence Peter Berra, Yogi, Yogi Berra} United States baseball player (born 1925)

{n: Berry, Chuck Berry, Charles Edward Berry} United States rock singer (born in 1931)

{n: Best, C. H. Best, Charles Herbert Best} Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978)

{n: Bethe, Hans Bethe, Hans Albrecht Bethe} United States physicist (born in Germany) noted for research in astrophysics and nuclear physics (born 1906)

{n: Bethune, Mary McLeod Bethune} United States educator who worked to improve race relations and educational opportunities for Black Americans (1875-1955)

{n: Beveridge, William Henry Beveridge, First Baron Beveridge} British economist (born in India) whose report on social insurance provided the basis for most of the social legislation on which the welfare state in the United Kingdom is based (1879-1963)

{n: Bhutanese monetary unit} monetary unit in Bhutan

{n: Bible Belt} southern United States; where Protestant fundamentalism is dominant

{n: Bierce, Ambrose Bierce, Ambrose Gwinett Bierce} United States writer of caustic wit (1842-1914)

{n: Bigfoot, Sasquatch} large hairy humanoid creature said to live in wilderness areas of the United States and Canada

{n: Bikini} an atoll in the Marshall Islands; formerly used by the United States as a site for testing nuclear weapons

{n: Bill of Rights} a statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution)

{n: Bismarck, von Bismarck, Otto von Bismarck, Prince Otto von Bismarck, Prince Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck, Iron Chancellor} German statesman under whose leadership Germany was united (1815-1898)

{n: Black English, Black English Vernacular, Ebonics} a nonstandard form of American English spoken by some Blacks in the United States

{n: Black Hand} a secret terrorist society in the United States early in the 20th century

{n: Black Hawk, Makataimeshekiakiak} Sauk leader who in 1832 led Fox and Sauk warriors against the United States (1767-1838)

{n: Blitzstein, Marc Blitzstein} United States pianist and composer of operas and musical plays (1905-1964)

{n: Bloch, Ernest Bloch} United States composer (born in Switzerland) who composed symphonies and chamber music and choral music and a piano sonata and an opera (1880-1959)

{n: Bloomeria, genus Bloomeria} small genus of bulbous perennial herbs of southwestern United States and Mexico; sometimes placed in family Alliaceae

{n: Bloomfield, Leonard Bloomfield} United States linguist who adopted a behavioristic approach to linguistics (1887-1949)

{n: Bogart, Humphrey Bogart, Humphrey DeForest Bogart} United States film actor (1899-1957)

{n: Bolivian monetary unit} monetary unit in Bolivia

{n: Bond, Julian Bond} United States civil rights leader who was elected to the legislature in Georgia but was barred from taking his seat because he opposed the Vietnam War (born 1940)

{n: Bonney, William H. Bonney, Billie the Kid} United States outlaw who was said to have killed 21 men (1859-1881)

{n: Bontemps, Arna Wendell Bontemps} United States writer (1902-1973)

{n: Booth, John Wilkes Booth} United States actor and assassin of President Lincoln (1838-1865)

{n: Botswana monetary unit} monetary unit in Botswana

{n: Bourbon} a reactionary politician in the United States (usually from the South)

{n: Bowditch, Nathaniel Bowditch} United States mathematician and astronomer noted for his works on navigation (1773-1838)

{n: Bowie, Jim Bowie, James Bowie} United States pioneer and hero of the Texas revolt against Mexico; he shared command of the garrison that resisted the Mexican attack on the Alamo where he died (1796-1836)

{n: Boy Scouts of America} a corporation that operates through a national council that charters local councils all over the United States; the purpose is character building and citizenship training

{n: Boyle, Kay Boyle} United States writer (1902-1992)

{n: Bradbury, Ray Bradbury, Ray Douglas Bradbury} United States writer of science fiction (born 1920)

{n: Bradford, William Bradford} United States printer (born in England) whose press produced the first American prayer book and the New York City's first newspaper (1663-1752)

{n: Bradley's spleenwort, Asplenium bradleyi} a spleenwort of eastern to southern United States

{n: Bradley, Omar Bradley, Omar Nelson Bradley} United States general who played an important role in the Allied victory in World War II (1893-1981)

{n: Bradley, Thomas Bradley, Tom Bradley} United States politician who was elected the first Black may of Los Angeles (1917-1998)

{n: Brady, James Buchanan Brady, Diamond Jim Brady, Diamond Jim} United States financier noted for his love of diamonds and his extravagant lifestyle (1856-1917)

{n: Brady, Mathew B. Brady} United States pioneer photographer famous for his portraits; was the official Union photographer for the American Civil War (1823-1896)

{n: Braun, von Braun, Wernher von Braun, Wernher Magnus Maximilian von Braun} United States rocket engineer (born in Germany where he designed a missile used against England); he led the United States Army team that put the first American satellite into space (1912-1977)

{n: Brazilian monetary unit} monetary unit in Brazil

{n: Breuer, Marcel Lajos Breuer} United States architect (born in Hungary) who was associated with the Bauhaus in the 1920's (1902-1981)

{n: Bridges, Harry Bridges} United States labor leader who organized the longshoremen (1901-1990)

{n: Brinton, Daniel Garrison Brinton} United States anthropologist who was the first to attempt a systematic classification of Native American languages (1837-1899)

{n: British Commonwealth, Commonwealth of Nations} an association of nations consisting of the United Kingdom and its dependencies and many former British colonies that are now sovereign states but owe allegiance to the British Crown

{n: British Empire} formerly the United Kingdom and all the territories under its control; reached its greatest extent at the end of World War I
"the sun never sets on the British Empire"

{n: British Virgin Islands} more than 40 northeastern Virgin Islands (15 inhabited); a dependent territory of the United Kingdom

{n: British capacity unit, Imperial capacity unit} a unit of measure for capacity officially adopted in the British Imperial System; British units are both dry and wet

{n: British monetary unit} monetary unit in Great Britain

{n: British pound, pound, British pound sterling, pound sterling, quid} the basic unit of money in Great Britain; equal to 100 pence

{n: British shilling, shilling, bob} a former monetary unit in Great Britain

{n: British thermal unit, BTU, B.Th.U.} a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit at one atmosphere pressure; equivalent to 251.997 calories

{n: Bronze Star Medal, Bronze Star} a United States military decoration awarded for meritorious service (except in aerial flight)

{n: Brooks, Van Wyck Brooks} United States literary critic and historian (1886-1963)

{n: Browne, Charles Farrar Browne, Artemus Ward} United States writer of humorous tales of an itinerant showman (1834-1867)

{n: Browning automatic rifle, BAR} a portable .30 caliber automatic rifle operated by gas pressure and fed by cartridges from a magazine; used by United States troops in World War I and in World War II and in the Korean War

{n: Browning machine gun, Peacemaker} a belt-fed machine gun capable of firing more than 500 rounds per minute; used by United States troops in World War II and the Korean War

{n: Browning, John M. Browning, John Moses Browning} United States inventor of firearms (especially automatic pistols and repeating rifles and a machine gun called the Peacemaker) (1855-1926)

{n: Brunei dollar} the basic unit of money in Brunei

{n: Bryan, William Jennings Bryan, Great Commoner, Boy Orator of the Platte} United States lawyer and politician who advocated free silver and prosecuted John Scopes (1925) for teaching evolution in a Tennessee high school (1860-1925)

{n: Buchanan, James Buchanan, President Buchanan} 15th President of the United States (1791-1868)

{n: Buck, Pearl Buck, Pearl Sydenstricker Buck} United States author whose novels drew on her experiences as a missionary in China (1892-1973)

{n: Budge, Don Budge, John Donald Budge} United States tennis player who in 1938 was the first to win the Australian and French and English and United States singles championship in the same year (1915-2000)

{n: Buena Vista} a pitched battle in the Mexican War in 1847; United States forces under Zachary Taylor defeated the Mexican forces under Santa Anna at a locality in northern Mexico

{n: Bulgarian monetary unit} monetary unit in Bulgaria

{n: Bullfinch, Charles Bullfinch} United States architect who designed the Capitol Building in Washington which served as a model for state capitols throughout the United States (1763-1844)

{n: Bunche, Ralph Bunche, Ralph Johnson Bunche} United States diplomat and United Nations official (1904-1971)

{n: Bunker Buster, Guided Bomb Unit-28, GBU-28} a 5,000 pound laser-guided bomb that can be programmed to penetrate to a given depth before exploding; used to penetrate hardened underground facilities

{n: Bunyan, Paul Bunyan} a legendary giant lumberjack of the north woods of the United States and Canada
"Paul Bunyan had a blue ox named Babe"
"the lakes of Minnesota began when Paul Bunyan and Babe's footprints filled with water"

{n: Burbank, Luther Burbank} United States horticulturist who developed many new varieties of fruits and vegetables and flowers (1849-1926)

{n: Bureau of the Census, Census Bureau} the bureau of the Commerce Department responsible for taking the census; provides demographic information and analyses about the population of the United States

{n: Burger, Warren Burger, Warren E. Burger, Warren Earl Burger} United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court by Richard Nixon (1907-1995)

{n: Burk, Martha Jane Burk, Burke, Martha Jane Burke, Calamity Jane} United States frontierswoman and legendary figure of the Wild West noted for her marksmanship (1852-1903)

{n: Burkina Faso franc} the basic unit of money in Burkina Faso

{n: Burnett, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett} United States writer (born in England) remembered for her novels for children (1849-1924)

{n: Burnham, Daniel Hudson Burnham} United States architect who designed the first important skyscraper with a skeleton (1846-1912)

{n: Burns, George Burns, Nathan Birnbaum} United States comedian and film actor (1896-1996)

{n: Burnside, A. E. Burnside, Ambrose Everett Burnside} United States general in the American Civil War who was defeated by Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Fredericksburg (1824-1881)

{n: Burr, Aaron Burr} United States politician who served as vice president under Jefferson; he mortally wounded his political rival Alexander Hamilton in a duel and fled south (1756-1836)

{n: Burroughs, Edgar Rice Burroughs} United States novelist and author of the Tarzan stories (1875-1950)

{n: Burroughs, William Burroughs, William S. Burroughs, William Seward Burroughs} United States writer noted for his works portraying the life of drug addicts (1914-1997)

{n: Burroughs, William Seward Burroughs} United States inventor who patented the first practical adding machine (1855-1898)

{n: Burundi franc} the basic unit of money in Burundi

{n: Bush, George Bush, George H.W. Bush, George Herbert Walker Bush, President Bush} vice president under Reagan and 41st President of the United States (born in 1924)

{n: Bush, George Bush, George W. Bush, George Walker Bush, President Bush, President George W. Bush, Dubyuh, Dubya} 43rd President of the United States; son of George Herbert Walker Bush (born in 1946)

{n: Bush, Vannevar Bush} United States electrical engineer who designed an early analogue computer and who led the scientific program of the United States during World War II (1890-1974)

{n: Byrd, Richard E. Byrd, Richard Evelyn Byrd, Admiral Byrd} explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)

{n: C-ration} a canned field ration issued by the United States army

{n: Cabell, James Branch Cabell} United States writer of satirical novels (1879-1958)

{n: Caesar, Sid Caesar, Sidney Caesar} United States comedian who pioneered comedy television shows (born 1922)

{n: Cage, John Cage, John Milton Cage Jr.} United States composer of avant-garde music (1912-1992)

{n: Cagney, Jimmy Cagney, James Cagney} United States film actor known for his portrayals of tough characters (1899-1986)

{n: Calder, Alexander Calder} United States sculptor who first created mobiles and stabiles (1898-1976)

{n: Caldwell, Erskine Caldwell, Erskine Preston Caldwell} United States author remembered for novels about poverty and degeneration (1903-1987)

{n: California box elder, Acer negundo Californicum} maple of the Pacific coast of the United States; fruits are white when mature

{n: California fuchsia, humming bird's trumpet, Epilobium canum canum, Zauschneria californica} shrublet of southwestern United States to Mexico having brilliant scarlet flowers

{n: California redwood, coast redwood, Sequoia sempervirens} lofty evergreen of United States coastal foothills from Oregon to Big Sur

{n: California, Golden State, CA, Calif.} a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes

{n: Callas, Maria Callas, Maria Meneghini Callas} Greek coloratura soprano (born in the United States) known for her dramatic intensity in operatic roles (1923-1977)

{n: Calorie, kilogram calorie, kilocalorie, large calorie, nutritionist's calorie} a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree at one atmosphere pressure; used by nutritionists to characterize the energy-producing potential in food

{n: Calvin, Melvin Calvin} United States chemist noted for discovering the series of chemical reactions in photosynthesis (1911-)

{n: Calycanthaceae, family Calycanthaceae, calycanthus family, strawberry-shrub family} shrubs or small trees having aromatic bark; the eastern United States and eastern Asia

{n: Cambodian monetary unit} monetary unit in Cambodia

{n: Cameroon franc} the basic unit of money in Cameroon

{n: Camp David} retreat northwest of Washington used by the president of the United States

{n: Campbell, Joseph Campbell} United States mythologist (1904-1987)

{n: Canada ginger, black snakeroot, Asarum canadense} deciduous low-growing perennial of Canada and eastern and central United States

{n: Canada lily, wild yellow lily, meadow lily, wild meadow lily, Lilium canadense} common lily of the eastern United States having nodding yellow or reddish flowers spotted with brown

{n: Canada thistle, creeping thistle, Cirsium arvense} European thistle naturalized in United States and Canada where it is a pernicious weed

{n: Canada} a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada
"the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"

{n: Canadian dollar} the basic unit of money in Canada

{n: Cape Sable} a cape at the southwest tip of Florida; the southernmost part of the United States mainland

{n: Cape Verde escudo, escudo} the basic unit of money on Cape Verde; equal to 100 centavos

{n: Cape Verde monetary unit} monetary unit on Cape Verde

{n: Capital, Washington} the federal government of the United States

{n: Capitol, Capitol Building} the government building in Washington where the United States Senate and the House of Representatives meet

{n: Capone, Al Capone, Alphonse Capone, Scarface} United States gangster who terrorized Chicago during prohibition until arrested for tax evasion (1899-1947)

{n: Capra, Frank Capra} United States film maker (1897-1991)

{n: Carmichael, Hoagy Carmichael, Hoagland Howard Carmichael} United States songwriter (1899-1981)

{n: Carnegie, Andrew Carnegie} United States industrialist and philanthropist who endowed education and public libraries and research trusts (1835-1919)

{n: Carnegie, Dale Carnegie} United States educator famous for writing a book about how to win friends and influence people (1888-1955)

{n: Carolina allspice, strawberry shrub, strawberry bush, sweet shrub, Calycanthus floridus} hardy shrub of southeastern United States having clove-scented wood and fragrant red-brown flowers

{n: Carolina buckthorn, indian cherry, Rhamnus carolinianus} deciduous shrub of eastern and central United States having black berrylike fruit; golden-yellow in autumn

{n: Carolina chickadee, Parus carolinensis} southern United States chickadee similar to the blackcap but smaller

{n: Carolina hemlock, Tsuga caroliniana} medium-sized evergreen of southeastern United States having spreading branches and widely diverging cone scales

{n: Carolina lupine, Thermopsis villosa} eastern United States bush pea

{n: Carolina moonseed, Cocculus carolinus} woody vine of southeastern United States resembling the common moonseed but having red fruits

{n: Carolina parakeet, Conuropsis carolinensis} extinct parakeet whose range extended far into the United States

{n: Carolina wren, Thryothorus ludovicianus} large United States wren with a musical call

{n: Carothers, Wallace Carothers, Wallace Hume Carothers} United States chemist who developed nylon (1896-1937)

{n: Carrere, John Merven Carrere} United States architect who with his partner Thomas Hastings designed many important public buildings (1858-1911)

{n: Carson, Kit Carson, Christopher Carson} United States frontiersman who guided Fremont's expeditions in the 1840s and served as a Union general in the American Civil War (1809-1868)

{n: Carson, Rachel Carson, Rachel Louise Carson} United States biologist remembered for her opposition to the use of pesticides that were hazardous to wildlife (1907-1964)

{n: Carter, Jimmy Carter, James Earl Carter, James Earl Carter Jr., President Carter} 39th President of the United States (1924-)

{n: Carver, George Washington Carver} United States botanist and agricultural chemist who developed many uses for peanuts and soy beans and sweet potatoes (1864-1943)

{n: Carya, genus Carya} genus of large deciduous nut-bearing trees; United States and China

{n: Cascades, Cascade Range, Cascade Mountains} a mountain range in the northwestern United States extending through Washington and Oregon and northern California; a part of the Coast Range

{n: Cash, Johnny Cash, John Cash} United States country music singer and songwriter (1932-2003)

{n: Cassin's kingbird, Tyrannus vociferans} a kingbird seen in the southwestern United States; largely grey with a yellow abdomen

{n: Castanopsis, genus Castanopsis} evergreen trees and shrubs of warm regions valued for their foliage; southeastern United States and eastern Australia and northern New Zealand

{n: Castile, Castilla} a region of central Spain; a former kingdom that comprised most of modern Spain and united with Aragon to form Spain in 1479

{n: Castoroides, genus Castoroides} extinct beavers of the Pleistocene; of eastern and southern United States

{n: Catalpa bignioides} catalpa tree of southern United States

{n: Catalpa speciosa} catalpa tree of central United States

{n: Cather, Willa Cather, Willa Sibert Cather} United States writer who wrote about frontier life (1873-1947)

{n: Cayman Islands dollar} the basic unit of money in the Cayman Islands

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