New words list December 2022

New words: entirely new headword entries appearing in OED for the first time
New sub-entries: compounds or phrases integrated in to the body of newly or recently updated entries
New senses: new senses integrated in to the body of newly or recently updated entries
Additions to unrevised entries: new senses, compounds, or phrases appended to the end of existing OED entries which have not yet been updated for the Third Edition

New word entries

aestel, n.: “An artefact mentioned in Ælfred’s prefatory letter to the translation of the Pastoral Care (see quot. eOE), variously identified over time, and now…”
agrivoltaic, adj.: “Designating a system which allows an area of land to be used simultaneously for farming and for electricity generation using photovoltaic solar…”
agrivoltaics, n.: “The simultaneous use of an area of land for farming and for electricity generation using photovoltaic solar panels; a system or technology that…”
apeth, n.: “A foolish or silly person.”
Asclepius, n.: “a representation of a staff with a snake coiled around its length, as a symbol of medicine and (later also) medical organizations.”
ballpark, v.: “transitive. To estimate the approximate value, amount, extent, etc., of (something). Also intransitive. Cf. ballpark, n. 2b.”
bandura, n.: “A large Ukrainian stringed instrument resembling an asymmetrical lute with many strings, held vertically and plucked like a zither. Cf. pandoura, n.”
Barbera, n.: “Any of various chiefly dry red wines made from a variety of red grape native to Piedmont, Italy, and now cultivated throughout Italy and elsewhere…”
barberchair, v.: “transitive. To cause (a tree) to split upwards through the trunk during felling, leaving a chair-shaped stump. Also (and now chiefly) intransitive…”
barbering, adj.: “That shaves, cuts, or styles hair or facial hair; that works as a barber.”
barberize, v.: “transitive. To cut, trim, or dress the hair or beard of (a man); = barber, v. 2.” plus one more sense…
barber’s cat, n.: “A cat kept by a barber. In similative phrases, invoking various attributes or characteristics associated with such a cat, as loquaciousness…”
barbershopping, n.: “The performing of barbershop music or (more generally) close harmony singing.”
bioeconomy, n.: “An economic system based on the use of biological resources or processes: (a) (the part of) an economic system in which biotechnology plays a…” plus one more sense…
blockan ale, n.: “A drink taken upon the conclusion of a bargain.”
block-book, v.: “transitive. To make a block booking (block booking, n. 2) of (hotel rooms, tickets, seats, etc.); to place such a booking in (a hotel, theatre…”
blocked-off, adj.: “That has been blocked or closed off; (esp. of a street, path, or the like) that has had the entry or exit obstructed.”
blocker, n.2: “A bargainer, trader, broker.”
blockfield, n.: “An expanse of boulders of rock broken up by frost, which may develop on flat terrain in arctic and alpine climates; a boulder field or felsenmeer.”
blockholder, n.: “Stock Market (originally U.S.). A shareholder, esp. an institutional investor, who owns large quantities of a company’s securities.” and other senses
blockie, n.: “A person who owns or works on a small block of land used agricultural purposes, esp. an orchard or vineyard.” plus one more sense…
blocking, adj.: “That forms a physical barrier; that divides, obstructs, or obscures.” and other senses
blocking patent, n.: “A patent that blocks another patent application (usually on the grounds that the new product, commodity, invention, etc., covered by the second…”
blocklayer, n.: “A person whose job is to lay blocks of stone, concrete, wood, etc., for any of various types of construction work; a person who lays blocks as an…”
block laying, n.: “The action or process of laying blocks of stone, concrete, wood, etc., for any of various types of construction work; the trade or skill of a…”
blocko, n.: “A large outdoor party held by the residents of a block or neighbourhood, esp. one at which steel bands, DJs, etc., perform.”
blockorama, n.: “A large outdoor party held by the residents of a block or neighbourhood; a block party, esp. one at which steel bands, DJs, etc., perform.”
block print, n.: “An image or pattern created by block-printing. Frequently as a modifier, designating a pattern of this type, or an item decorated with such a pattern.” plus one more sense…
block schedule, n.: “A schedule or timetable used in secondary education (or occasionally primary), in which the classes a pupil attends each day are fewer in number and…” plus one more sense…
block scheduling, n.: “The system of scheduling school classes that are fewer in number and longer in duration than under a traditional system; cf. block schedule, n. 2.”
block trade, n.: “The sale or purchase of large quantities of a security, made outside of the open market, in order to minimize the impact on the security’s value (cf…”
block trader, n.: “A dealer who buys and sells securities in large quantities; (also) a broker or firm of brokers acting as an intermediary in the negotiation of such a…”
block trading, n.: “The action or practice of buying or selling securities in large quantities; (in later use spec.) such an action carried out outside of the open…”
bloco, n.: “A group of entertainers, esp. samba musicians and dancers, who perform at street parades in their local neighbourhood during Brazilian carnival…”
bowstave, n.: “A length of wood cut and prepared for making into a bow. Later also: the flexible wooden part of a longbow or similar weapon. Cf. bowstaff, n…”
broad, adj.2: “Designating a partner in a marriage between two enslaved people who live on different plantations. Also: designating a union or marriage of this type.”
broad-brush, v.: “transitive. To treat or categorize (something) in a general way with little regard for the details involved; to characterize or deal with (a group or…”
broad-brushed, adj.: “Expansive; extensive. Now usually: wide-ranging with little regard for particular details; general, sweeping; = broad-brush, adj. 1.” plus one more sense…
broad-brushing, n.: “The action or result of taking a general approach with little regard for the details involved. Also: an instance of this.” plus one more sense…
broadcastable, adj.: “Suitable for broadcasting; (of speech or visual content) acceptable on radio or television as regards decency, propriety, etc.”
broadclothed, adj.: “Wearing broadcloth; dressed in broadcloth.”
broadhead, n.: “An arrowhead which is broad and typically barbed, now esp. one used in hunting; an arrow having such a head. Also as a modifier, chiefly in broadhead…” plus one more sense…
broad jumper, n.: “A person who jumps a long distance as an athletic feat; a performer of, or competitor in, the broad jump; = long jumper, n.”
broad jumping, n.: “The action of jumping a long distance as an athletic feat; performance of the broad jump; = long jumping, n. Now sometimes also: long jumping from a…”
broad land, n.1: “A wide strip of ploughed land, typically one of a series within a field divided by water-furrows; cf. land, n.1 7.”
broadline, adj.: “Business. That produces, distributes, or sells an extensive range of products of diverse sorts; of or relating to commercial activity of this type.” plus one more sense…
broadloid, n.: “Chiefly British and Australian. A newspaper which combines aspects of broadsheet and tabloid journalism, usually carrying a mixture of serious and…”
broadloomed, adj.: “Designating a carpet woven on a broadloom, typically 12 feet (3.65 metres) or more wide; = broad, adj.1 n.1 Now rare.” plus one more sense…
broad-ranging, adj.: “Covering a wide range of topics, possibilities, etc.; expansive, wide-ranging.”
broad reach, n.: “A course in which the wind blows across the vessel between the beam and the stern. Cf. beam reach n.”
broad reach, v.: “intransitive. To sail on a broad reach (broad reach, n.); to quarter (quarter, v. 7a). Also occasionally transitive.”
broad reaching, n.: “The action of sailing (a vessel) on a broad reach (broad reach, n.). Also: a course sailed in this manner; a broad reach. Also as a modifier, as in…”
broad-reaching, adj.: “That covers a wide range of topics, possibilities, etc.; having a widespread effect or far-reaching implications; expansive, extensive.”
bruz, n.: “Used as a familiar form of address to a man. Cf. brother, n. 4c.”
buildability, n.: “The fact or quality of being able to be constructed (cf. buildable, adj. 1); the ease or efficiency with which a design can be built.” and other senses
building and loan, n.: “Designating a financial institution, esp. a mutual association, which pays interest on investments made by its members and lends capital for the…” plus one more sense…
build-it-yourself, adj.: “Of or relating to the activity of building or assembling something by oneself, esp. as an amateur, rather than purchasing a premade version or…”
buildout, n.: “Planned construction or expansion esp. of physical infrastructure, housing, etc.; (also) progress toward the completion of this. In later use also…” and other senses
built-out, adj.: “That has been constructed, expanded, or enlarged in an outward direction; extending or projecting outwards.” plus one more sense…
buy-bust, adj. and n.: “Designating a law enforcement tactic or practice in which an undercover police officer buys drugs from a dealer who is then arrested on a drugs…” plus one more sense…
buycott, n.: “Originally: a form of protest in which participants encourage using a particular company, business, etc., often as counterreaction to a boycott or as…”
buy-down, n.: “An act of paying for a reduction in the interest rate payable on a loan or debt; esp. the payment by a builder, property developer, etc., of a lump…”
buyership, n.: “The position, role, or function of a buyer (in various senses); expertise or skill in buying. Also: a group or set of buyers; the buyers of a…”
CODA, n.2: “A person who has one or more parents or guardians who are deaf or hard of hearing.”
coinfection, n.: “The simultaneous presence in a person, animal, or plant of two or more different kinds or strains of microorganism, parasite, or virus; an instance…” plus one more sense…
course Camarguaise, n.: “In southern France: a form of competitive entertainment or sport in which participants compete to remove rosettes, coins, or other decorations tied…”
crash course, n.: “An intensive, and usually brief, course of study intended to give instruction on the most salient points in a particular subject, discipline, etc…” plus one more sense…
crash diet, n.: “A diet intended to result in very rapid weight loss through severe restrictions on calorie intake over a relatively short period of time.”
crash diet, v.: “transitive (reflexive). To put (oneself) on a diet intended to result in very rapid weight loss through severe restrictions on calorie intake over a…”
crypto, n.3: “A cryptocurrency. Also as a mass noun: cryptocurrencies, considered collectively. See cryptocurrency, n. 2.” plus one more sense…
dap, v.2: “transitive. To greet or acknowledge (someone) with a casual gesture, typically involving slapping palms, bumping fists, or snapping fingers; to shake…”
dapping, n.2: “The action or practice of greeting or acknowledging someone with a casual gesture, typically involving slapping palms, bumping fists, or snapping…”
dry-walled, adj.: “Originally and chiefly North American. Constructed using a lightweight building board made of plaster with a reinforcing or strengthening material…” plus one more sense…
edgeland, n.: “Chiefly British. Land between an urban area and the surrounding countryside, esp. that which is unmanaged or derelict, or which is characterized by…” plus one more sense…
enslaving, n.: “The action, process, or fact of enslaving a person, group, nation, etc. (in various senses of the verb).”
escape room, n.: “A leisure activity in which a group of people must solve a series of puzzles against the clock in order to escape from a locked room or rooms. Also…” plus one more sense…
fintech, n.: “Financial technology, esp. digital and online technology used to support banking and other financial activities such as investment services…”
Fluffernutter, n.: “A sandwich filled with peanut butter and marshmallow spread or crème. Also more fully Fluffernutter sandwich.” plus one more sense…
gay boy, n.: “Sometimes depreciative. A homosexual man, esp. a young man.” plus one more sense…
ghettoism, n.: “The fact or condition of living or existing in a ghetto (in various senses); the creation or existence of a ghetto; segregation of a particular…”
ghetto pass, n.: “Something which confers recognition or acceptance within inner-city African-American or hip-hop culture as being credible, authentic, or in tune with…” plus one more sense…
half-boiled, adj.: “Lightly cooked by boiling; parboiled. Also: that has not been boiled sufficiently; undercooked.” plus one more sense…
half-brained, adj.: “Having or showing a lack of intelligence, thought, or reason; foolish, stupid; irrational, absurd.”
half century, n.: “A period of fifty years.” and other senses
halfdealsman, n.: “A member of the crew of a fishing boat who takes half of one share of the profits received from the catch.”
half-decent, adj.: “Originally: not fully decent; somewhat decent. In later use chiefly colloquial: of an acceptable standard; fairly good.”
half-duplex, adj. and n.: “Telecommunications and Computing. Of a device or system: allowing the transmission of signals in only one direction at a time; of or relating to such…” and other senses
half-eyed, adj.: “Partially blind; (sometimes) spec. blind in one eye or having only one eye.” and other senses
half-formed, adj.: “Not fully formed or developed; incomplete, imperfect; vague, indeterminate.”
half gainer, n.: “figurative and in extended use. Any leap, fall, or move which involves a person or thing flipping or turning over in the air and landing upside down.” plus one more sense…
half-hip, n.: “A type of roof end consisting of a hipped top part and a gabled bottom part; (also) the hipped top part in a roof end of this kind. Frequently as a…”
half hunter, n.: “A pocket watch with a hinged cover in the middle of which a small opening or window allows one to read the time. Cf. hunter, n. 4.” plus one more sense…
half-jack, n.1: “A type of short jackboot (jackboot, n. 1) that reaches to below the knee; = half jackboot, n.”
half jackboot, n.: “A type of short jackboot (jackboot, n. 1) that reaches to below the knee.”
half-plough, v.: “transitive. Originally: to plough (soil, land, etc.) lightly or incompletely. In later use: to plough (soil, land, etc.) by turning earth on to…”
half ploughing, n.: “A method of ploughing in which the ploughed earth is turned on to strips left unploughed between the furrows, so as to form a series of ridges; an…”
half-season, n. and adj.: “Occurring in or relating to one half of a season, esp. of a sporting season.” and other senses
half-see, v.: “transitive. To see or perceive (a person or thing) briefly, partially, or indistinctly; to receive a vague or fleeting visual impression of; to…”
half-seen, adj.: “Seen only briefly, partially, or indistinctly; that makes a vague or fleeting visual impression. Also figurative: only partially comprehended or…”
halfsies, n. and adv.: “Halves; two equal shares or parts. Esp. in expressions referring to having or claiming a half-share in something (see also to go halfsies at phrases…” and other senses
half-size, adj. and n.: “Something that is half or approximately half the usual or full size; a size which corresponds to half or approximately half the usual size.” and other senses
half-sized, adj.: “That is half or approximately half the usual or full size; = half-size, adj.”
half-smile, n.: “A slight or subtle smile, frequently suggesting insincerity or the disguising of true feelings. Cf. half, adj. 3c.”
half-step, n.: “A step or pace of (approximately) half the usual length; a short or small step or pace.” and other senses
half-step, v.: “intransitive. U.S. To approach an activity, situation, etc., in a half-hearted way or without complete commitment; to take actions or measures which…” plus one more sense…
half-stepping, n.: “U.S. The fact of approaching an activity, situation, etc., in a half-hearted way or without complete commitment; the fact of taking actions or…” plus one more sense…
half-timbering, n.: “Heavy timbers forming the frame (typically left exposed, esp. for decorative effect) of a house, wall, or storey, the gaps in between the timbers…”
half ton, n.: “A weight of half of a ton; a quantity weighing this much.” and other senses
halotherapy, n.: “Exposure of a person to a naturally or artificially produced aerosol containing very fine particles of salt, used as a complementary medical therapy…”
hassled, adj.: “Feeling or showing strain as a result of being bothered, harassed, or pressured; stressed. Also of a situation: stressful, chaotic.” plus one more sense…
hayburner, n.: “colloquial (chiefly U.S. and Australian) (often humorous and sometimes depreciative). A horse or other animal that consumes hay; (now) esp. a…” plus one more sense…
homicider, n.: “A person who commits homicide.”
hymenoplasty, n.: “Surgery performed to alter, repair, or reconstruct the hymen, (in later use) esp. for the purpose of restoring it to an intact state considered in…”
kumbaya, n. and adj.: “A state or spirit of harmonious unity; esp. one that is characterized as being founded on naive idealism and hence as lacking meaningful substance…” plus one more sense…
L plate, n.: “A sign bearing the letter L, attached to the front and rear of a motor vehicle to indicate that it is being driven by a learner driver.” plus one more sense…
lumberjill, n.: “A woman who fells trees, cuts them into logs, or transports them to a sawmill; a logger. Cf. lumberjack, n.”
macro, n.3: “Physiology. A nutrient belonging to one of the three major food groups required by animals (carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids); = macronutrient, n…” plus one more sense…
merch, n.: “Goods to be bought and sold, merchandise; (now) spec. products used to promote a particular performer, film, or the like, or endorsed by or…”
model minority, n.: “A minority racial or ethnic group whose members are considered to be particularly successful or thriving within the dominant culture or society, esp…” plus one more sense…
mononymous, adj.: “Of a person or thing: known by a name consisting of one word only.” plus one more sense…
morninger, n.: “A newspaper published for sale or distribution in the morning; a morning paper.”
mushed, adj.3: “Reduced to or made into a mush; mashed. In extended use: having a squashed appearance. Also in mushed-up.” plus one more sense…
obvs, adv.: “Obviously; of course. Frequently used parenthetically or as a sentence adverb.”
parasocial, adj.: “Designating a relationship characterized by the one-sided, unreciprocated sense of intimacy felt by a viewer, fan, or follower for a well-known or…”
pinkie promise, n.: “A promise made while linking one’s little finger with that of another person, and regarded as especially binding or sincere. Hence more generally…”
pinkie promise, v.: “intransitive. To make a binding promise, typically while linking one’s little finger with that of another person (see pinkie promise, n.). Originally…”
pinkie swear, n.: “A promise made while linking one’s little finger with that of another person, and regarded as especially binding or sincere. Hence more generally…”
pinkie swear, v.: “intransitive. To make a binding promise, typically while linking one’s little finger with that of another person (see pinkie swear, n.). Frequently…”
seasidey, adj.: “Originally: (of a place) suitable for a seaside holiday. In later use chiefly: characteristic or reminiscent of the seaside or a seaside holiday.”
shithousery, n.: “Something regarded as despicable, unacceptable, or bad; spec. (in the context of football matches) disruptive or underhand tactics designed to secure…”
slathering, n.: “The action of slather, v. (in various senses); (now) esp. the liberal application of a spreadable substance. Also: an instance of this.” plus one more sense…
slave factory, n.: “A workshop, factory, or other establishment where workers are employed at very low wages or without pay for long hours and under poor conditions.” plus one more sense…
slavehood, n.: “The state or condition of being a slave; enslavement.”
Slavicism, n.: “An idiom, grammatical construction, word, or other linguistic feature particular to a Slavic language, esp. one used or adopted in another language.” plus one more sense…
slaving, adj.: “That is enslaved; that works as a slave. Also (in extended use): that toils or works hard (cf. slave, v.2 4).” plus one more sense…
Slavonicization, n.: “The action or process of making something Slavic in form or character.”
Slavophilia, n.: “Love for or pride in Slavic countries, people, or culture; support for Slavic traditions and practices, esp. in contrast to those of the West.”
Slavophilic, adj.: “Characterized by love for or pride in Slavic countries, people, or culture; favouring Slavic traditions and practices, esp. in contrast to those of…”
Slavophobia, n.: “Intense aversion or hostility towards Slavic countries, people, or culture.”
Slavophone, n. and adj.: “A person who speaks a Slavic language; spec. a Slav Macedonian (cf. Macedonian, n.1 1b).” plus one more sense…
staffel, n.: “In Germany and German-speaking countries: a small operational unit in an air force. Now chiefly in historical contexts.”
stras, n.: “Short for Strasbourg sausage n. at Strasbourg, n. 4d.”
superyacht, n.: “An exceptionally large or powerful yacht; (now) esp. one that is extravagantly luxurious and used for cruising.”
tallywacker, n.: “The penis. Also occasionally (and in earliest use): a stupid, annoying, or otherwise objectionable person (esp. a man).”
tallywag, n.: “In plural: the testicles. Also in singular: the penis.”
textspeak, n.: “Language regarded as characteristic of text messaging and other forms of electronic communication, often consisting of abbreviations, acronyms…”
thereminist, n.: “A person who plays or performs on the theremin.”
trackable, adj.: “Able to be tracked, traced, or followed; (in later use) spec. that can be tracked or traced using an electronic or online tracking system.”
twin-cab, adj. and n.: “Of a truck, van, or other utility vehicle: having a driver’s compartment (cab, n.2 3b) with both front and rear seats, and a section at the back for…” and other senses
unceded, adj.: “Of land, territory, etc.: belonging to indigenous peoples; not ceded, given up, or handed over to a colonizing people, government, or nation.”
undersing, v.: “transitive. To sing (a song, vocal part, etc.) poorly, or with insufficient volume or dramatic intensity. Also more neutrally: to sing (something)…” and other senses
undersung, adj.: “That is given insufficient recognition, praise, or acknowledgement; little-known. Cf. unsung, adj. additions .” plus one more sense…
Volksfest, n.: “A traditional public festival, typically one at which beer or wine is served, and (in later use) having food stalls, rides, and other attractions.”
Volksgemeinschaft, n.: “In contexts referring to Germany: a unified national community.”
Volksmarch, n.: “A walk undertaken as a fitness or leisure activity, esp. over a set distance as part of an organized event. Also: an organized event of this type…” and other senses
Volkssport, n.: “Chiefly North American. A recreational outdoor sport, esp. walking, swimming, skiing, etc. Frequently as a modifier, as in Volkssport association…” plus one more sense…

New sub-entries

air fryer in air, n.1: “a small convection oven, typically used to fry foods using very little oil.”
all things —— in all, adj., pron., n., adv., conj.: “colloquial. all things ——: anything or everything relating to the specified subject.”
barberry carpet in barberry, n.: “(in full barberry carpet moth) a light brown geometrid moth of Europe and north and west Asia, Pareulype berberata, whose larvae feed on the barberry.”
to put the blocks on in block, n.1: “colloquial.to put the blocks (also block) on: to thwart; to put an end to (an action or proceeding). Cf. sense 5b.”
to put the blocks to in block, n.1: “U.S. slang. to put the blocks to: (of a man) to have sexual intercourse with.”
to have been around the block in block, n.1: “colloquial (originally U.S.). to have been around the block and variants: to have had extensive experience; to be worldly-wise. Cf. to have been…”
on the block in block, n.1: “U.S. slang. on the block (also occasionally on the blocks): (working) as a prostitute.”
up on blocks in block, n.1: “slang. figurative.(up) on blocks: (a) in a state of suspension from normal activity; out of use, inactive; (b) (of a woman) menstruating, and…”
blockboard in block, n.1: “†(a) rough, unpolished board (obsolete); (b) chiefly British a building material consisting of a core of wooden strips between two layers of plywood…”
block caving in block, n.1: “a method of working a body of ore by marking out and undercutting it in sections, causing the ore to crumble and subside into the space beneath, from…”
block code in block, n.1: “an error-detecting or error-correcting code that is applied to fixed-size blocks of a transmitted data stream; cf. sense 25a.”
block colour in block, n.1: “†(a) a type of ink or dye used for block printing (block printing, n.) (obsolete); (b) a solid, uniform colour that covers a whole area or item, esp…”
block copolymer in block, n.1: “a copolymer whose molecules consist of alternate sections or blocks each made up of a single type of monomer residue.”
block flute in block, n.1: “(a) an organ stop producing a flute tone, which can be either open or stopped; = recorder, n.2 3; (b) a recorder (recorder, n.2 1) or similar…”
block front in block, n.1: “n. a front (of a desk, chest of drawers, etc.) whose central section is recessed; a piece of (esp. antique) furniture having such a front; also (and…”
block graph in block, n.1: “a type of simple graph in which categories are listed along a horizontal axis and the number of items in each category is represented by a vertical…”
block graphics in block, n.1: “low-resolution graphics in which the images are constructed using standard keyboard symbols (or other components occupying a comparable area) as…”
block heater in block, n.1: “(a) (chiefly Canadian) a device for heating the engine block of a motor vehicle (cf. sense 15); (b) British a heating unit which accumulates warmth…”
block heel in block, n.1: “a square, chunky heel on a shoe, boot, etc.; (also) an item of footwear having this type of heel.”
block-heeled in block, n.1: “(of a shoe, boot, etc.) having a square, chunky heel (cf. block heel n.).”
block hour in block, n.1: “a unit of measurement of the time in hours required for an aircraft to begin to move prior to take-off, fly to its destination, and come to a halt…”
block matrix in block, n.1: “a matrix consisting of blocks that are themselves matrices; cf. sense 23.”
block paving in block, n.1: “paving made from bricks or blocks of stone, concrete, wood, etc., laid in an interlocking pattern.”
block quotation in block, n.1: “a quotation from a secondary source within a printed or electronic document, typically presented as an indented block of text that is typographically…”
block-structured in block, n.1: “that uses a group of statements as a basic organizing unit (cf. sense 25b); spec. designating high-level programming languages organized in this way…”
block-yard in block, n.1: “a yard or site where any of various types of block are manufactured.”
block captain in block, n.1: “a resident of a neighbourhood or unit of houses who takes responsibility for coordinating crime prevention programmes or activities aimed at…”
block group in block, n.1: “a geographical unit used by the United States Census Bureau, representing the smallest area for which demographic statistics are published…”
block-long in block, n.1: “as long as a block; cf. sense 18b.”
block parent in block, n.1: “an adult volunteer whose home is made available as a refuge for members of the community, esp. children, in case of an emergency; (also occasionally)…”
block-rocking in block, n.1: “of music or a piece of music: having an energetic, lively rhythm that is conducive to dancing or partying; chiefly (and earliest) in block-rocking…”
block watch in block, n.1: “(a programme of) systematic vigilance by local people in order to combat crime in their neighbourhood; frequently as a modifier, as in block watch…”
blocked account in blocked, adj.: “a bank account to which access is partially or fully restricted by the bank or a third party.”
blocktimer in blocktime, n.: “an independent broadcaster or production company that purchases airtime from a television network or radio station; (also) a programme broadcast in…”
blockiness in blocky, adj.: “the quality or state of being blocky (in various senses).”
bought house in bought, adj.: “a house that is owned by the occupant, as opposed to one that is let, esp. by a council or housing association.”
in broad strokes in broad, adj.1 and n.1: “in broad strokes (also in broad stroke): in general terms without focusing on details; in brief; generally. Frequently in to paint (also draw, etc.)…”
broad canvas in broad, adj.1 and n.1: “something (esp. a book, film, or other creative work) likened to a wide and detailed artist’s canvas in depicting or dealing with an extensive range…”
broad sea in broad, adj.1 and n.1: “(with the) the open sea.”
broadwing in broad, adj.1 and n.1: “(a) the broad-winged hawk, Buteo platypterus; (b) Falconry any of various birds of prey, esp. of the genera Buteo and Parabuteo, which have…”
broadcast storm in broadcast, n., adv., and adj.: “(in a network) an excess of automated transmissions and responses that leads to degradation of performance.”
Broadway-style in Broadway, adj.2 and n.2: “of a style characteristic of or associated with Broadway (in sense B.).”
broad-winged hawk in broad-winged, adj.: “(a) a medium-sized hawk native to North America, Buteo platypterus, having dark brown upperparts, barred white underparts, and relatively short broad…”
to be built for comfort, not for speed in build, v.: “Of a thing (originally and esp. a boat or other vehicle): to be designed and constructed so as to be comfortable rather than fast. Later also in…”
to be built for comfort, not for speed in build, v.: “Of a person: to prefer or be more suited to comfort and ease rather than exercise, excitement, or a challenge; (sometimes euphemistically)…”
builder’s jack in builder, n.: “(a) a mechanical or hydraulic jack used (singly, or in multiple) to raise or support a heavy building element or an entire building; †(b) U.S. a…”
builder’s yard in builder, n.: “(originally) an enclosed area or site where construction (of ships or other vessels, or of buildings) takes place; (later usually) a place where…”
building code in building, n.: “any of various sets of rules or standards regarding the construction, maintenance, or use of a building, intended chiefly for the preservation of…”
building consent in building, n.: “formal approval from a local authority to construct, alter, or demolish a building or other structure; (also) an instance of this, or a document…”
building yard in building, n.: “an enclosed area of land, adjoining the sea, a river, etc., where ships, boats, or other craft are built.”
to buy low sell high in buy, v.: “to buy low (and) sell high (and variants): to buy assets when prices are low and retain them until their price increases. Later also buy low (and)…”
to buy time in buy, v.: “to buy time: to delay an action, event, etc., in order to allow more time for preparation; to take a course of action which will allow more time to…”
to buy on dip in buy, v.: “Finance. to buy the (also on) dip and variants: to purchase a stock, commodity, asset, etc., after its price has dropped.”
buy-off in buy, v.: “an act of buying someone off; a payment made (often dishonestly or controversially) as an incentive to relinquish a claim or proceed with a course of…”
buy rating in buy, v.: “a recommendation to buy stocks or shares in a company, commodity, etc., given by an investment analyst.”
buy-to-leave in buy, v.: “designating or relating to a property purchased by an investor who intends to leave it empty rather than rent it out or live in it.”
buy-up in buy, v.: “the purchasing of a commodity so as to acquire a large amount or to remove it from the open market; (also) an instance of this; cf. to buy up at…”
buyback agreement in buyback, n.: “an agreement by which something is sold but the vendor retains the right to buy it back at a later date; esp. (Finance) a contract in which the…”
buy-back game in buyback, n.: “a type of fairground gambling game in which non-monetary prizes are offered to players on the (typically misleading) understanding that the organizer…”
buyer beware in buyer, n.: “buyer beware: (used to express) the principle that a person making a purchase is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods before…”
buying power in buying, n.: “the financial ability of an individual or group to make purchases; the capacity of a monetary unit, sum of money, etc., to buy goods and services.”
buying up in buying, n.: “the purchasing of a commodity, stock, asset, etc., so as to acquire a large amount, or to remove such assets from the open market; cf. to buy up 1 at…”
Cape fox in cape, n.3: “any of several mammals of the dog family (Canidae) native to southern Africa; (in later use) spec. a small fox, Vulpes chama, having a silvery-grey…”
Captain Obvious in captain, n.: “(a sarcastic or disparaging name for) someone who makes an obvious or superfluous statement.”
in course in course, n.1 and adv.1: “In a continuous or prescribed series (of readings, lessons, etc.). Now chiefly historical and with reference to prayer books.”
to let nature take its course in course, n.1 and adv.1: “to let nature take its course and variants: to allow things to happen, develop, or decline naturally, without intervening or influencing the outcome.”
course to steer in course, n.1 and adv.1: “course to steer: the direction towards which a ship or aircraft is to be steered (cf. sense A. 13a(a)); (now) spec. that which will achieve the…”
coursebook in course, n.1 and adv.1: “a textbook designed for use in a particular course of study.”
course correct in course, n.1 and adv.1: “intransitive to make changes to a process based on new information in order to improve it, esp. while the process is taking place; (also transitive)…”
course correction in course, n.1 and adv.1: “(a) a change to the current course of a ship, aircraft, or vehicle to ensure that it is redirected towards the intended destination, esp. when it has…”
course credit in course, n.1 and adv.1: “a unit of academic credit awarded upon successful completion of a course, a specified accumulation of which can be used to graduate, enrol in a…”
course load in course, n.1 and adv.1: “the amount of coursework expected to be done by a person or group in a course; the workload involved in this.”
course pack in course, n.1 and adv.1: “a set of supplementary materials for a course, series of lectures, etc., originally in the form of photocopied documents or other printed…”
course record in course, n.1 and adv.1: “the best officially recorded performance at a particular course in a competitive sport.”
disease-free in disease, n.: “not affected by disease or containing causative agents of disease; (also) free from recurrent disease, esp. malignant disease, after treatment.”
disease management in disease, n.: “(a) the treatment of disease; (b) (U.S.) a system that seeks to manage the chronic conditions of high-risk, high-cost patients as a group, aimed at…”
disease mongering in disease, n.: “†(a) the action or practice of causing or spreading disease (obsolete); (b) the unnecessary or inappropriate labelling of a physical condition or…”
disease-ridden in disease, n.: “affected by disease; harbouring disease or disease-causing agents.”
double-width in double, adj.1 and adv.: “designating cloth that is woven or manufactured to be substantially wider than a standard fabric, and hence is sold folded double on a standard-sized…”
EMDR in E, n.1: “eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, a technique used by some psychotherapists in the treatment of conditions involving distressing…”
final girl in final, adj. and n.: “(in horror films, esp. slasher films) a stock female character who survives to defeat or evade the attacker after the other characters have been…”
financial technology in financial, adj. and n.: “technology, now esp. digital and online technology, used to support banking and other financial activities such as investment services, pensions…”
finishing line in finishing, n.: “a real or notional line marking the end of a race, across which competitors must pass to complete the race; also figurative and in extended use.”
there’s —— for you in for, prep., conj., n., adv.: “there’s (also that’s) —— for youthe person, thing, or case referred to is an outstanding example of ——; also in ironic use, esp. in there’s gratitude…”
that’s —— for you in for, prep., conj., n., adv.: “that’s —— for you: (usually with reference to a person or group) the behaviour referred to illustrates a typical quality of ——.”
from here on in in from, prep., adv., and conj.: “from here (also then, now, there, etc.) (on) in: from the specified point in time forwards; following the specified point in time.”
gay-themed in gay, adj., adv., and n.
gay blade in gay, adj., adv., and n.: “a dashing or lively man; a rake (rake, n.7); (in later use also punningly) a homosexual man, esp. a dashing or rakish one; cf. blade, n. 11b.”
Gay Nineties in gay, adj., adv., and n.: “the 1890s, often perceived as a period of optimism, prosperity, and extravagance; frequently with the; cf. naughty nineties n. at naughty, adj…”
gay bar in gay, adj., adv., and n.: “a public house or bar frequented predominantly by gay people.”
Gay Day in gay, adj., adv., and n.: “any of various all-day public events intended to promote and raise awareness of gay and lesbian issues.”
gay ghetto in gay, adj., adv., and n.: “an urban area with a significant gay population and a high concentration of businesses catering primarily to this community (sometimes characterized…”
gay icon in gay, adj., adv., and n.: “a public figure said to be particularly admired by gay people, esp. for showing spirit, fortitude, flamboyance, or a disregard of convention.”
gay liberationist in gay, adj., adv., and n.: “an activist in the Gay Liberation Front; an advocate of gay liberation.”
gay power in gay, adj., adv., and n.: “the exertion of social, cultural, or economic power by gay people; the advocacy of this (frequently used as a slogan by gay civil rights activists).”
gay rape in gay, adj., adv., and n.: “= male rape n. at male, adj. n.1compounds 2b.”
gay rights in gay, adj., adv., and n.: “the civil rights of gay people, esp. in terms of equality of freedom, privilege, and opportunity with heterosexual people.”
gay scene in gay, adj., adv., and n.: “the cultural and social environment associated with gay people; spec. gay and lesbian bars, clubs, etc., considered collectively as a social scene…”
gay sex in gay, adj., adv., and n.: “sexual activity between people of the same sex.”
gay village in gay, adj., adv., and n.: “an urban area with a significant gay population and a high concentration of businesses catering primarily to this community.”
gay-baiting in gay, adj., adv., and n.: “the incitement or exploitation of anti-gay sentiment, esp. for political gain; the harassment, abuse, or intentional provocation of gay people.”
ghettoizing in ghettoize, v.
the glass is half full in glass, n.1: “the glass is half full and variants: used to refer to an optimistic outlook on a situation or life in general. Conversely the glass is half empty and…”
to the half in half, n.: “to the half: to a point where a container is half full; to the halfway point. Obsolete.”
a game of two halves in half, n.: “a game of two halves: (originally British) used to highlight the fact that the second half of a sporting match (originally and chiefly an Association…”
half a chance in half, adj.: “half a chance: a small chance; the slightest opportunity. In later use frequently in given half a chance: at the slightest opportunity; with the…”
half-aum in half, adj.: “a liquid measure equal to half an aum, typically 15 to 17 gallons (68 to 77 litres), chiefly used for wine and spirits; a barrel or other container…”
half-aunt in half, adj.: “an aunt to whom a person is related through a half-sibling, esp. the half-sister of one’s mother or father.”
half fare in half, adj.: “a concessionary rate (e.g. for a child) of half the regular amount of money that a passenger on public transport has to pay; (also) a person paying…”
half gale in half, adj.: “a fairly strong wind; spec. a wind of force 7 on the Beaufort scale (see near gale n.).”
half hand in half, adj.: “an agricultural labourer (esp. one who is enslaved) who is allotted half the full or normal amount of labour on a plantation.”
half piece in half, adj.: “an object which is half the size, weight, value, etc., of a full or usual piece (esp. of cloth); spec. (the value of) a coin worth half of a standard…”
halfshaft in half, adj.: “a shaft of half the normal size or length; (in later use) spec. each of a pair of shafts connecting the differential to the driven wheels of a motor…”
half-space in half, adj.: “(a) a small landing between flights of a staircase; = half-pace, n. 2; (b) Geometry either of the two parts into which a plane divides…”
half-standard in half, adj.: “a plant, esp. a fruit tree, having a single main stem clear of branches to a lower height (now specifically up to 1.5 metres) from the ground than a…”
half-uncle in half, adj.: “an uncle to whom a person is related through a half-sibling, esp. the half-brother of one’s mother or father.”
halfback flank in halfback, n.: “either of the outside positions on the halfback line; (also) a player occupying such a position (= halfback flanker n.).”
half-day closing in half day, n.: “the fact or practice of closing business premises for a particular afternoon (selected by a local authority) each week (cf. early closing, n.).”
half-day holiday in half day, n.: “a day on which half the working day or school day is given as a holiday; half a day off; cf. half-holiday, n. 2.”
half-forward line in half-forward, n.: “the half-forwards in a team considered collectively; the region of the pitch or field in which the half-forwards are positioned.”
half-mark land in half mark, n. and adj.: “a piece of land having an annual rental value of half a mark; cf. markland, n.”
to keep one’s hand on one’s halfpenny in halfpenny, n.: “British slang. to keep one’s hand on one’s halfpenny: (esp. of a woman) to refrain from sexual activity; to remain chaste or celibate.”
halfpenny place in halfpenny, n.: “a subordinate or unimportant place, position, or status; esp. in in the halfpenny place.”
on the half-volley in half-volley, n.: “on the half-volley: so as to be struck as a half-volley; immediately after the ball bounces on the ground.”
to go halfway in halfway, adv., n., prep., adj.: “to go (also come) halfway: to make efforts to reach a compromise or agreement; to make concessions; to respond in kind to the efforts or advances of…”
halfway line in halfway, adv., n., prep., adj.: “a line across a sports field or pitch, midway between the ends or goals, that divides the playing area into two halves; cf. sense B. 2.”
half-wittedly in half-witted, adj.: “in a half-witted manner; stupidly, foolishly.”
halving joint in halving, n.: “a joint in wood or other material made by means of halving (sense 2).”
homicide-suicide in homicide, n.1: “(a) involving both homicide and suicide; (b) the action or an act of committing homicide immediately before, or at the same time as, killing oneself.”
keep cup in keep, v.: “(a proprietary name for) a reusable cup, esp. an insulated one with a lid that is used instead of a disposable cup when purchasing a hot drink from a…”
modern slavery in modern, adj. and n.: “present-day exploitation of human beings for profit (likened to historical slavery), characterized by abusive and usually illegal practices such as…”
morning breath in morning, n., adv., and int.: “the breath (esp. unpleasant-smelling breath) of a person who has just woken from sleep.”
morning mouth in morning, n., adv., and int.: “the unpleasant-smelling mouth or breath of a person who has just woken from sleep; cf. morning breath n. (now the usual term).”
to paint with a broad brush in paint, v.1: “intransitive. to paint with a broad (also wide) brush: to describe or portray someone or something in very general terms, avoiding or neglecting the…”
plastic-free in plastic, n. and adj.: “(of a product, process, etc.) that does not contain or make use of plastic; (of a person, group, or society) that avoids use of plastic materials…”
plot armour in plot, n.: “(with reference to a fictional character) the capacity to survive life-threatening situations, often to an implausible extent, simply because the…”
porch pirate in porch, n.: “a person who steals parcels that have been delivered and left unattended outside the intended recipient’s home, business, etc.”
seaside daisy in seaside, n.: “†(a) thrift, Armeria maritima (obsolete rare); (b) a perennial herb native to the Pacific coast of North America and now cultivated as a garden…”
sheet cake in sheet, n.1: “a large flat rectangular cake baked as a single layer, and usually iced or otherwise decorated.”
slave bell in slave, n. and adj.: “a large bell, typically hung from a high structure, that was formerly used on a plantation to summon enslaved labourers and mark the beginning and…”
slave breaker in slave, n. and adj.: “a person who uses physical violence or other coercive measures to force an enslaved person to become tractable or submissive, esp. someone employed…”
slave code in slave, n. and adj.: “any of various legal codes regulating the institution of slavery; spec. a body of laws applied to enslaved people of African origin within…”
slave name in slave, n. and adj.: “(originally) a name given to an enslaved person by a slave owner; (in later use) a name inherited from enslaved ancestors, or belonging to the…”
you can’t get the staff these days in staff, n.1: “British. you can’t get the staff these days and variants: used (often humorously or ironically) to indicate something has not been done or maintained…”
staff-acre in staff, n.1: “(probably) a small piece of land, perhaps one enclosed or marked out by a fence; cf. senses 2a, 10.”
staff moulding in staff, n.1: “a moulding taking the form of a long rod or strip with a convex profile, sometimes highly ornamented, frequently used on corners and angles; cf…”
staff association in staff, n.1: “a group formed by the employees of a company, institution, etc., to provide support to its members and represent their interests in discussions with…”
staff meeting in staff, n.1: “a meeting for the employees of an organization or institution; spec. a meeting of the teaching staff of a school.”
stave-built in stave, n.2: “constructed using staves (in senses 4a and 4c).”
stave wood in stave, n.2: “(a) any of several tropical or subtropical trees having wood suitable for making staves for casks or barrels (now rare); (b) wood, or a type of wood…”
substance use disorder in substance, n.: “any of a group of mental health conditions characterized by chronic use of a psychoactive substance over which the affected person has limited…”
tailgate party in tailgate, n. and adj.: “a party typically held in the car park of a stadium before a sports event (often a football game), and at which food and drink are served at the open…”
topsite in top, n.1 and adj.: “an FTP server used to distribute and store illegal or pirated material.”
TV cabinet in TV, n.1: “a piece of furniture housing a television, or on which a television stands.”
TV stand in TV, n.1: “a piece of furniture on which a television stands.”
ventilating lamp in ventilating, adj.: “a type of gas lamp that incorporates a room-ventilating feature, typically holes to admit air from below, and a tube, duct, or flue above the burner…”

New senses

Aesculapius, n., sense 2: “a representation of a staff with a snake coiled around its length, as a symbol of medicine and (later also) medical organizations.”
all, adj., pron., n., adv., conj., Phrases 39: “colloquial. all things ——: anything or everything relating to the specified subject.”
Attic, adj. and n.1, Additions: “Ancient History. The dialect of Greek spoken in Athens, a subdialect of Ionic.”
barber, n., sense 1b: “In the genitive. The establishment where a barber works; a barber’s shop.”
barber, n., sense 1c: “Chiefly Australian. A sheep shearer. Also more fully sheep barber, wool barber.”
barber, v., sense 1: “intransitive. To work as a barber; to cut, shave, or style hair or facial hair.”
barber’s block, n., sense 2a: “In extended use (humorous or depreciative). The head. Obsolete.”
barber’s block, n., sense 2b: “In extended use (humorous or depreciative). A man who is well-groomed or good-looking but whose appeal is mitigated by vanity, lack of intelligence…”
barber’s chair, n., sense 3: “Forestry. In form barber chair. A chair-shaped stump left after a tree is felled, usually caused by failure to undercut the trunk far enough; an…”
barbershop, n., sense 2: “Music (originally U.S.). Singing in the barbershop style (see compounds ); barbershop music.”
barber’s pole, n., sense 2: “Originally Australian. In full barber’s pole worm. A parasitic nematode worm, Haemonchus contortus (family Trichostrongylidae), which feeds on blood…”
Barberton, n., sense II.3: “South African slang. Frequently with lower-case initial. An illicitly brewed alcoholic drink of varying composition, typically brewed from bread…”
barbing, n.1, sense 2a: “Chiefly Archaeology and Anthropology. Barbs (as on arrows, fish hooks, etc.); the state of having barbs.”
behalf, n., sense I.2d: “on (also upon) (the) behalf of; on (also upon) my (also your, his, her,etc.) behalf. On the part of. Preceded by a noun (often one denoting a feeling…”
block, n.1, sense I.6b: “Usually in plural. A shaped rigid structure for bracing the feet of a runner at the start of a race. More generally: any structure from which a…”
block, n.1, sense I.13b: “A place or facility for the auction of goods. Frequently in on the block: offered for sale, esp. through a bidding process.”
block, n.1, sense I.15: “A large piece of cast metal containing the cylinders (and sometimes also other parts) of an internal combustion engine.”
block, n.1, sense I.16c: “Philately. A group of four or more stamps, comprising at least two rows and columns, which have not been separated. Cf. sheet, n.1 5d.”
block, n.1, sense I.17b: “Oil Industry. A group of contiguous areas of sea or land leased as a single unit for purposes of drilling, exploration, etc.”
block, n.1, sense I.18b: “Originally North American. The length of one side of a quadrangular area in a planned city or town (see sense 18a), used as an approximate unit of…”
block, n.1, sense I.20b: “A flat area of something, esp. colour, more or less evenly distributed.”
block, n.1, sense I.21: “Railways. Any of the sections of track into which a railway line is divided by a signalling system. Also more fully block section. Frequently, and…”
block, n.1, sense I.23: “Mathematics. A rectangular subdivision of a matrix; a submatrix; esp. each of several obtained by partitioning the set of rows and the set of columns…”
block, n.1, sense II.26b: “In combat sports: a defensive strike intended to block an opponent’s blow.”
block, n.1, sense II.26d: “Sport (esp. Basketball). An act or instance of blocking the ball with one’s hand, body, racket, etc., in order to prevent an opponent from scoring…”
block, n.1, sense II.29: “Chess. More fully block problem. A problem in which Black is not under threat but cannot move without being threatened by White. Cf. block, v.1 3…”
block, v.1, sense I.1c: “transitive. To obstruct (a view of an object, or a person’s view).”
block, v.1, sense I.5: “transitive. British. Of a patient, esp. an elderly patient: to continue to occupy (a hospital bed needed by another patient) when treatment is…”
block, v.1, sense II.7b: “transitive. To shape (part of a leather boot or shoe) on a mould. Cf. block, n.1 7e.”
block, v.1, sense II.7c: “transitive. Knitting. To shape and finish (a piece of knitting) by wetting or steaming and pinning out flat to the desired proportions.”
block, v.1, sense II.14: “transitive. To group (data) in blocks.”
block, v.1, sense III.17b: “transitive. Physiology and Biochemistry. To prevent, inhibit, or counteract the activity, effect, or production of (a cellular system or receptor…”
block, v.1, sense III.18: “transitive. Meteorology. Esp. of an area of high pressure: to prevent or retard the movement of (a low-pressure weather system), typically causing…”
block, v.1, sense III.19: “intransitive. Psychiatry and Psychology. To experience a mental block; to be unable to perform a mental process or to express freely one’s thoughts…”
block, v.1, sense III.21: “transitive. To use an automated process to prevent (a phone number, email address, social media account, etc.) being used to reach a particular…”
block, v.1, sense 1: “transitive. To prevent (a person or thing) from leaving a place by causing an obstruction; (now) esp. to park one’s vehicle in a way that prevents…”
block, v.1, sense 3: “transitive. To reserve (a period of time) in one’s schedule for a particular activity. Cf. to block out 5 at phrasal verbs .”
block, v.1, sense 1: “transitive. To prevent (light or sound) from reaching a person.”
block, v.1, sense 2: “transitive. To exclude (something unpleasant or distracting) from one’s thoughts or consciousness.”
block, v.1, sense 5: “transitive. To organize (one’s time) by assigning blocks of time to particular activities; to reserve (a period of time) in one’s schedule for a…”
block, v.1, sense 7: “transitive. Cricket. To play out (an over, a number of deliveries, etc.) defensively and without losing one’s wicket. Cf. sense 2a(a).”
block, v.1, sense 2: “transitive. To give (a person) constipation.”
block, v.2, sense 2: “transitive. To acquire (something) by bargaining. Obsolete.”
block, v.2, sense 3: “transitive. to block a shilling: to exchange a shilling for something, to exchange money for a drink. Now rare.”
block chain, n., sense 2: “Computing. A sequence of digital records linked using encryption and distributed and managed typically in a peer-to-peer network, used esp. by…”
blocked, adj., sense I.3: “Of a person: experiencing writer’s block.”
blocked, adj., sense I.4: “slang. Under the influence of drugs or alcohol; intoxicated. Cf. blocked-up, adj. 2.”
blocked, adj., sense II.6: “Ballet. Of a ballet shoe: having a hard box in the toe made of hessian, glue and paper which enables the dancer to stand en pointe.”
blocked, adj., sense II.7: “Statistics. Of data: grouped or arranged in blocks.”
blocked-up, adj., sense 1b: “Of the nose, head, etc.: obstructed with catarrh, congested; (of a person) feeling congested, suffering from a cold.”
blocked-up, adj., sense 2: “slang. Under the influence of drugs or alcohol; intoxicated. Cf. blocked, adj. 4.”
blocker, n.1, sense I.4: “Australian. A person who owns, occupies, or farms a block of rural or semi-rural land. See block, n.1 17a.”
blocker, n.1, sense II.6: “A person who, or thing which, obstructs progress or movement; a person who, or thing which, prevents or hinders something from occurring or…”
blocker, n.1, sense II.9: “Pharmacology and Physiology. A drug or other agent that prevents, inhibits, or counteracts a physiological process or the activity, effect, or…”
blocker, n.1, sense II.10: “Ice Hockey. A large rectangular pad worn on the hand by the goaltender.”
blocker, n.1, sense II.11: “A piece of software that prevents adverts, pop-ups, etc., from appearing on a web page. Frequently with modifying word, as in ad blocker, pop-up…”
blocking, n.2, sense I.3c: “Knitting. The action of shaping a finished piece of knitting by wetting or steaming and pinning out flat to the desired proportions. Cf. block, v.1…”
blocking, n.2, sense I.6: “Statistics. Arrangement or grouping of data in blocks. Cf. block, v.1 14.”
blocking, n.2, sense II.13: “Meteorology. The prevention or retardation of the movement of a low-pressure weather system by a relatively immobile area of high pressure (esp. an…”
blockishness, n., sense 2: “The quality of resembling a block in shape or outline; block-like appearance.”
blocktime, n., sense 1: “Originally U.S., now chiefly Philippine English. A unit of airtime sold by a television network or radio station to an independent broadcaster or…”
blowback, n. and adj., sense B: “Firearms. Designating a design or system of operation of self-loading guns that uses the force of motion of the spent cartridge case pushed rearward…”
bocage, n., Additions: “Pastureland divided into small fields by banks, ditches, and hedges, interspersed with groves of trees.”
boost, v.2, Additions: “transitive (usually in passive). To give (a person or animal) an additional dose of a vaccine in order to maintain an effective immune response. Cf…”
broad, adj.1 and n.1, sense A.I.1f: “Designating a smile or grin which spreads openly and unmistakably over the face. Often with connotations of being unrestrained (cf. sense A. 10) or…”
broad-based, adj., sense 2: “Wide-ranging and inclusive; general.”
broad-beamed, adj., sense 1: “Of a boat: wide. Cf. beam, n.1 16a.”
broadbrim, adj. and n., sense A: “Esp. of a hat: having a broad brim.”
broad-built, adv., sense 1: “Of a house, ship, etc.: constructed so as to be wide or spacious; large.”
broadcasted, adj., sense 1: “Agriculture. Sown or treated using the broadcast method; = broadcast, adj. 1b.”
broadcasting, n., sense 1: “Agriculture. The action or an act of scattering seed, fertilizer, etc., over the whole surface of the soil.”
broadcasting, n., sense 3: “Radio or television as an industry or a profession.”
Broad Church, n. and adj., sense A.2: “Usually with lower-case initials. A group (often a political party), ideology, field of practice, etc., which is open to and caters for a wide range…”
broadcloth, n. and adj., sense A.2: “North American and Philippine English. A plain-woven fabric with a fine horizontal rib, produced by weaving with a warp thread finer than the weft…”
broaden, v., sense 3: “intransitive. Of light: to grow in brightness, esp. towards the full light of day; (of a day, morning, night, etc.) to grow lighter as the fully…”
broaden, v., sense 4: “intransitive. Of a vowel sound: to become longer or more open. Of a person’s speech, accent, etc.: to show more dialectal features; to develop a more…”
broadened, adj., sense 2: “Expanded to encompass more people or things; made more general, inclusive, or wide-ranging. Also (of one’s understanding, outlook, etc.): expanded or…”
broadened, adj., sense 3: “Of a vowel: made longer or more open. Of speech or language: given a more dialectal character; spoken with stronger or more noticeable regional…”
broadening, adj., sense 3a: “Becoming more general, inclusive, or wide-ranging; spec. (esp. of a person’s understanding, outlook, etc.): expanding or developing through increased…”
broadening, adj., sense 3b: “That makes something more general, inclusive, or wide-ranging; esp. that increases or widens a person’s knowledge, understanding, outlook, etc.”
broad glass, n., sense 2: “A magnifying glass, used for reading. Obsolete.”
broadhorn, n., sense 1a: “A bovine animal of a breed or type characterized by long, spreading horns; esp. a Texas longhorn. Now historical.”
broadleaf, adj. and n., sense B.1: “More fully broadleaf endive. A variety of endive having broad, pale green leaves, Cichorium endivia var. latifolia.”
broadloom, n. and adj., sense A.1: “A wide loom used for weaving broadcloth (broadcloth, n. 1) and other wide fabrics.”
broad-set, adj., sense 1: “Designating a cloth of greater than specified width. Cf. broad, adj.1 1c, broadcloth, n. Obsolete.”
broadshare, adj. and n., sense B: “A shallow plough or cultivator used to cut or break up stubble, loosen the ground, or uproot weeds between rows of crops.”
broadside, v., sense 1: “transitive. Of a ship: to fire a broadside at (a person or thing). Frequently figurative and in figurative contexts: to assail, attack (a person)…”
broadside, v., sense 2: “transitive. To collide into the side of (a person or thing). Also figurative.”
broadsider, n., sense 1: “A gun that fires from the side of a warship; a firing of all the guns from one side of a warship (now historical). Also figurative. Cf. broadside, n…”
broadway, n.1 and adj.1, sense A.2: “In figurative contexts (with allusion to Matthew 7:14): a course in life which is easy to take but which will ultimately lead a person to ruin or…”
build, n., sense 4: “The action or activity of building something or of undertaking a building project; (also) the period during which this takes place. Later also: the…”
build, n., sense 5: “The (usually gradual) accumulation or increase of something; a build-up.”
build, n., sense 6: “Computing. The process or an instance of constructing a program from source code or elements of an existing program and other resources such as menu…”
build, v., sense I.3c: “transitive. To make (a cake, pie, etc.); used esp. with reference to its size or structure. Also simply (colloquial or regional): to cook, prepare (a…”
build, v., sense I.3e: “transitive. Computing. To construct (a program); spec. to process (source code or a program) into a form that can be installed and used on a computer…”
build, v., sense I.6a: “transitive. To make (a feeling, mood, quality, etc.) stronger or more intense; to cause to increase.”
build, v., sense I.6b: “intransitive. Of a feeling, mood, quality, etc.: to become stronger or more intense; to increase.”
build, v., sense 1: “transitive. To reduce (something, esp. a group or set) in size or quantity gradually or systematically.”
build, v., sense 1: “transitive. To enlarge or expand (a settlement, etc.) by building; (also) to construct (an architectural feature) so that it protrudes or extends…”
build, v., sense 1: “transitive. figurative. To construct or develop (a system of thought, a belief, etc.) from a particular starting point or around a certain concept.”
build, v., sense 1: “transitive. To obstruct or block (a view, light, etc.) by building; (also) to exclude or eliminate by building.”
build, v., sense 1: “transitive. To use up all available building space in (a place). Cf. buildout, n. 1a.”
build, v., sense 1: “transitive. To complete (a manufacturing project); to produce or deliver (products, esp. vehicles) after completion of such a project. Cf. buildout…”
build, v., sense 1: “transitive. To expand (an aspect of a business); to meet or fulfil the potential or capacity of (a commercial activity or sector).”
build, v., sense 1: “figurative. intransitive. With to. Of a sequence of events, performance, etc.: to lead up to a climactic or exciting point with increasing intensity…”
build, v., sense 2: “intransitive. To use (something) as a basis for a belief, argument, etc., or for further development. Also (esp. in early use): to rely on, have…”
buildable, adj., sense 3: “Designating concealer, foundation, or other types of make-up that can be applied in successive layers to form an increasingly opaque surface; (also)…”
builder, n., sense 1b: “A person who constructs or makes a vehicle, ship, machine, or other object by putting parts or materials together.”
building block, n., sense 1a: “A brick-shaped, often hollow unit of stone, concrete, or other building materials used in the construction of a building or other structure.”
built, adj., sense 3: “colloquial (originally U.S.). Of a person: having an attractive figure or physique; (now spec.) having an impressively muscular physique.”
built-up, adj., sense 1b: “Of a shoe or other footwear: having extra material in the sole or heel to provide extra height, especially for orthopaedic purposes.”
built-up, adj., sense 4: “That has grown or accumulated over a period of time.”
buy, n., sense 2a: “Police slang and Criminals’ slang. An act of purchasing stolen or illicit goods, esp. drugs.”
buy, n., sense 2b: “More generally: an act of purchasing something; a purchase.”
buy, v., sense I.2b: “transitive. To cause or bring about (a situation, esp. a problematic or unpleasant one) for a person; to inflict (something unpleasant) on oneself.”
buy, v., sense I.4b: “transitive. To obtain (a person’s vote, support, or influence) by means of payment or inducement in a way viewed as unethical or underhand; to secure…”
buy, v., sense I.5: “intransitive and transitive. Cards. In pontoon (blackjack) and similar games: to request and receive (a card, to be dealt face down) from the deck…”
buy, v., sense 1: “transitive. To make an initial payment to purchase (the current owner’s equity in) a property, so as to leave only the existing mortgage to repay…”
buy, v., sense 1: “transitive. To purchase a reduction in (the interest rate payable on a mortgage or other loan); esp. (often of a builder, property developer, etc.)…”
buy, v., sense 2: “figurative. intransitive. Chiefly Australian colloquial. To involve oneself in (a risky undertaking, an argument, trouble, etc.).”
buyer, n., sense 1c: “Police slang and Criminals’ slang. A person who deals in stolen goods; = fence, n. 8a.”
buy-in, n., sense 2: “Chiefly Poker. An amount of money that must be exchanged for chips from the banker to begin a game, occasionally a set amount as a requirement to…”
buy-in, n., sense 3: “Originally U.S. In general contexts: an (esp. initial) purchase, payment, or investment.”
buyout, n., sense 3: “Chiefly North American. An act of paying an employee a financial settlement to retire early, voluntarily resign, or to relinquish a contractual…”
buy-to-let, adj. and n., sense B: “The practice or system of purchasing (residential) property with the intention to rent it out rather live in it; (also) a property purchased to be…”
Cenozoic, adj. and n., sense B: “With the. The Cenozoic era; the system of rocks and deposits dating from this era.”
century, n., sense II.6: “A hundredth birthday or anniversary; the hundredth year of someone or something’s existence.”
cheesy, adj.1, sense 3: “Of an odour: like that of cheese; unpleasantly strong, pungent, sour, or musty. Of a thing: having such an odour.”
chief of staff, n., sense 2: “Originally U.S. A person whose job is to lead the staff assisting and advising a political leader (originally the President of the United States); a…”
circuit breaker, n., sense 2a: “figurative. Something which serves to put a (temporary) stop to an undesirable situation or event.”
circumflexed, adj., sense 1b: “Grammar. Designating an angular or curved accent mark (ˆ, ◠, or ˜) placed over a vowel in some languages (originally Greek) to indicate rising and…”
congee, n., sense 2: “In Chinese cookery: a dish made from boiled rice, of the consistency of thick soup or porridge, and often flavoured with, or accompanied by, added…”
coursable, adj., sense 1: “Of money, forms of payment, etc.: able to be used as currency; in circulation as a medium of exchange.”
course, n.1 and adv.1, sense A.II.10a(b): “A series of fences, obstacles, etc., negotiated in a race, competition, or exercise; these and the ground on which they are situated (passing into…”
course, n.1 and adv.1, sense A.II.13a(b): “In figurative contexts which use the language of sailing or navigation.”
course, n.1 and adv.1, sense A.III.17c: “course of conduct: a line of (personal) action, way of acting, mode of behaviour; (in later use) spec. (Law) a pattern of conduct composed of two or…”
coursing, n.2, sense 3: “Mining. The action or process of forcing air to flow through the workings of a mine. Cf. course, v. 10.”
demigod, n., Additions: “A man whose qualities, abilities, or achievements are considered extraordinary; a greatly admired, very attractive, or supremely powerful man.”
disease, n., sense 3d: “Deterioration or decomposition resulting from a biological, chemical, or physical process, affecting a product, substance, or object; an instance or…”
disease, v., sense 2b: “transitive. To hurt, inflict pain or physical suffering on (a person). Cf. disease, n. 1b Obsolete.”
diseased, adj. and n., sense A.1c: “Of an organic or (in later use) inorganic product, substance, or object: that has deteriorated or decomposed (as a result of various biological…”
diseasiness, n., sense 2: “Uneasiness, disquiet. Cf. diseasy, adj. 1.”
dry-wall, v., sense 2: “transitive and intransitive. Originally and chiefly North American. To fit drywall (dry wall, n. 2) to (a building, wall, etc.).”
dry waller, n., sense 2: “Originally and chiefly North American. Now usually in form drywaller. A person whose job is to fit drywall (dry wall, n. 2).”
dry walling, n., sense 1b: “A length of dry wall (dry wall, n. 1). Also: the material from which a dry wall is built.”
dry walling, n., sense 2: “Originally and chiefly North American. Now usually in form drywalling. The action, practice, or occupation of fitting drywall (dry wall, n. 2).”
everyday, n. and adj., sense A.3: “With the. That which is familiar from daily experience; ordinary or commonplace things collectively; daily routine.”
exogenous, adj., Additions: “Of a circumstance, occurrence, influence, etc.: that originates from outside; external to or independent of the thing which is affected; extrinsic.”
fabled, adj., Additions: “Well-known as something worthy of high regard or esteem; celebrated, renowned, famous.”
fishnet, n., sense 2: “A piece of fabric having an open-meshed structure resembling that of a fishing net; a garment, accessory, etc., made from such fabric. Now usually as…”
fling, n., Additions: “A brief romantic or sexual relationship; esp. one that is spontaneous and casual in nature.”
flying suit, n., sense 1: “A suit incorporating a mechanism, motor, etc., which allows the wearer to fly.”
for, prep., conj., n., adv., sense A.II.6b: “Expressing payment, purchase, recompense, sale, etc. Cf. in exchange for at exchange, n. 1g. Introducing a thing, typically a sum of money, given as…”
for, prep., conj., n., adv., sense A.VI.18a(c): “As being, as equivalent to, in the character of. Now chiefly restricted to use with certain verbs and in… In curses, such as damn you for a stupid…”
for, prep., conj., n., adv., sense A.VII.21b: “Indicating means: by means of, by, through. Obsolete.”
for, prep., conj., n., adv., sense A.XI.29d: “Introducing a noun, personal pronoun, or existential there followed by an infinitive, approximately… Chiefly U.S. Introducing an object clause…”
for, prep., conj., n., adv., sense C.2: “A person in favour of something, esp. in a vote. Chiefly in plural.”
for, prep., conj., n., adv., sense D: “In support of a proposition, person, action, etc.”
fried, adj., Additions: “colloquial (originally U.S.). In predicative use: (of a person) very tired, exhausted from mental or physical effort; showing the effects of…”
from, prep., adv., and conj., sense A.6c: “Indicating a number or quantity subtracted from another.”
from, prep., adv., and conj., sense A.12c: “Denoting derivation, source, descent, or the like. Indicating the material used in forming or making something. Cf. (partly synonymous) out of, prep…”
gay, adj., adv., and n., sense A.3e: “(with) gay abandon: (in) a carefree or expansive manner; (with) lack of consideration for the consequences of an action.”
gay, adj., adv., and n., sense A.6: “U.S. Amongst the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) or other (esp. nonconformist) religious groups: denoting a person who has ceased adhering to…”
gay, adj., adv., and n., sense C.4b: “With the. With singular agreement. Light-hearted matters; frequently contrasted with the grave. Now rare.”
ghetto, n. and adj., sense B: “Chiefly U.S. slang. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the ghetto (sense A. 3b), or its predominantly African-American inhabitants and culture…”
gift wrap, n., sense 1: “An act or instance of wrapping an item purchased as a gift, esp. as offered as a service by a shop or store. Frequently as a modifier, as gift wrap…”
gift-wrapped, adj., sense 2: “figurative. Of something desirable: that is presented in such a way that little or no effort is required on the part of the recipient, or without its…”
glass, n.1, Additions: “the glass is half full and variants: used to refer to an optimistic outlook on a situation or life in general. Conversely the glass is half empty and…”
half, n., sense I.1b: “One of the four sides of a building; one of four quarters of a region or the world (as roughly corresponding to the four points of the compass). Only…”
half, adv., sense 3b(c): “In stating the time of day. colloquial (British and Irish English). Immediately followed by a numeral: half an hour past the hour specified; half…”
half-and-half, adv., adj., and n., sense C.1d: “Senses denoting drinks or foodstuffs consisting of two ingredients, typically in equal proportion. Welsh English. A portion of half rice and half…”
half-arsed, adj. and adv., sense B: “Poorly, unsatisfactorily; in a desultory or half-hearted manner; carelessly, incompetently.”
half ass, n.1, sense 2: “Any of several Asiatic wild asses, esp. the onager, Equus hemionus.”
half-ass, n.2 and adj., sense A: “A contemptible, ridiculous, or incompetent person; esp. one who is characterized by a tendency to perform tasks in a desultory or half-hearted manner.”
half-ass, v., sense 1: “intransitive. To perform an action or task poorly or incompetently; (in later use) esp. to do something in a desultory or half-hearted manner. Also…”
half-assed, adj. and adv., sense B: “Poorly, unsatisfactorily; in a desultory or half-hearted manner; carelessly, incompetently.”
half block, n., sense 2: “Hat-making. A type of mould, half of a full block (block, n.1 7a), held to a workbench by a metal arm and used in shaping and finishing a hat.”
half-blood, n. and adj., sense A.3a: “An animal having one pure-bred parent; an animal of mixed breed. Also (in of (the) half-blood): †the state or condition of having one pure-bred…”
half-blood, n. and adj., sense A.3b: “Chiefly U.S. Wool derived from cross-bred sheep having one Merino parent, or (more generally) wool of a relatively fine grade characteristic of such…”
half-blooded, adj., sense 2b: “Of an animal: having one pure-bred parent; of mixed breed. Cf. half-blood, adj. 3a. Now chiefly historical.”
half-board, n., sense 1: “The provision of accommodation which includes an evening (or occasionally lunchtime) meal in addition to breakfast, formerly typically in rented…”
half-boarder, n., sense 3: “A person who receives half-board (half-board, n. 1) at a boarding house, hotel, etc.”
half-bred, adj. and n., sense A.3: “Of a person: descended from parents or ancestors of differing ethnic origin. Now derogatory and offensive.”
half-bred, adj. and n., sense B.1: “With the and plural agreement: people who lack refinement or manners, or who demonstrate an upbringing or education regarded as inferior, considered…”
half-bred, adj. and n., sense B.3: “Originally and chiefly North American. A person who is descended from parents or ancestors of differing ethnic origin; esp. a person of mixed white…”
half-breed, n. and adj., sense A.3: “An animal of mixed breed.”
half-breed, n. and adj., sense B.2: “Designating an animal of mixed breed.”
half-cock, n., adv., and adj., sense B.1a: “With reference to a firearm: with the cock or hammer raised only halfway and held by the catch; at half-cock (see sense A. 1). Chiefly in to go off…”
half-cock, n., adv., and adj., sense B.1b: “Of an action: (done) without proper preparation or due consideration. Chiefly in to go off half-cock at phrases .”
half-cock, n., adv., and adj., sense B.2: “Cricket. With reference to a defensive stroke: with the bat held straight, positioned roughly over the crease, so that the ball is allowed to hit it…”
half-cousin, n., sense 1: “A thing which is distantly related to or connected with another, (in early use) esp. one species viewed as a relative of another. Cf. cousin, n. 3.”
half-dead, adj., sense 1b: “Paralysed on one side (of the body or part of the body), hemiplegic; (more generally) partially paralysed.”
half-drunk, adj., sense 1: “Moderately drunk or intoxicated; tipsy.”
half-foot, n., sense 1: “Prosody. A metrical unit consisting of half a foot.”
half-frame, n. and adj., sense A.1: “Printing. A compositor’s frame designed to bear a single pair of type-cases. Now historical.”
half-headed, adj., sense 1: “Apparently: designating a bed or bedstead with a canopy which only covers the head end. Cf. half-head n. adj., half-tester n. Now historical.”
half-island, n., sense 2: “A territory covering half, or a large part of, the area of an island.”
half-jack, n.2, sense 1a: “English regional. Half a jack (Jack, n.2 21e), as a liquid measure. Obsolete.”
half-jack, n.2, sense 1b: “South African. A half-bottle (now 375 millilitres) of spirits, usually in a flattened, pocket-sized form. Cf. Jack, n.2 22.”
halflang, adj. and n., sense B.1: “Tanning. A hide of half the usual length. Obsolete.”
half-life, n. and adj., sense A.2d: “In figurative contexts, with reference to anything that is expected to decline or fade away over time, esp. with the implication that the period…”
halfling, n. and adj., sense A.3a: “In fantasy fiction, games, etc. A member of an imaginary race of small people. Originally in the works of J. R. R. Tolkien as the name given to…”
halfling, n. and adj., sense A.3b: “In fantasy fiction, games, etc. An imaginary being who is the offspring of a human and a member of an imaginary race of people or creatures, or of…”
halfling, n. and adj., sense B.1: “Scottish. Partial, imperfect, incomplete. Cf. halflang, adj. 2, half, adj. 3. Obsolete.”
halfling, n. and adj., sense B.2: “Scottish. Of an object: half the full or normal size, length, etc.; (more generally) of reduced or intermediate size. Frequently in halfling plane: a…”
halfling, n. and adj., sense B.4: “In fantasy fiction, games, etc.: designating a halfling (see sense A. 3); of, relating to, or characteristic of halflings.”
half-man, n., sense 2: “A man or boy who is on half pay. Now historical.”
half mark, n. and adj., sense B.1: “Chiefly Scottish. Designating a coin worth half a mark. In early use usually with reference to the Scottish silver coin of this value (see sense A…”
half-mast, adv., n., and adj., sense B.3: “colloquial. With reference to the penis: the state of being partially erect. Chiefly in at half mast.”
half-mast, adv., n., and adj., sense C.1: “Of a flag: positioned some way below the top of its staff, esp. as a mark of respect for the dead.”
half-mast, adv., n., and adj., sense C.2: “colloquial. Esp. of an item of clothing: worn or positioned at a lower height, or with a length shorter, than is considered normal. Frequently with…”
half-measure, n., sense 1: “Half of a standard measure or quantity of something. Now typically with reference to measures of alcoholic drinks, esp. in the mixing of cocktails.”
half mile, n. and adj., sense A.1: “A half of a mile (approx. 0.805 km).”
half mile, n. and adj., sense A.2a: “With the. The point on a racetrack or course at which a distance of half a mile has been covered.”
half mile, n. and adj., sense A.2b: “A race over a distance of half a mile, esp. in athletics.”
half moon, n. and adj., sense A.1b: “A time or period each month when the moon appears half illuminated, i.e. at first and last quarter.”
half note, n., sense 2b: “colloquial (chiefly Scottish and Irish English). A ten-shilling note; (also) the sum of ten shillings (i.e. half of £1 in pre-decimal currency). Now…”
halfpennyworth, n., sense 2: “Chiefly British. A person’s contribution to a discussion; an opinion or piece of advice. Cf. two cents’ worth.”
half-pounder, n., sense 2b: “A hamburger made with half a pound of beef. Cf. quarter-pounder n. (b) at quarter, n. compounds 4.”
half-race, n., sense 1: “A group of people who are of mixed racial, esp. biracial, descent. Obsolete.”
half-round, adj. and n., sense B.3: “Half of a round of beef, as a cut or joint of meat. Frequently in half-round of beef. Cf. round, n.1 4d.”
half shirt, n., sense 2: “A short-sleeved or sleeveless garment for the upper body that has been cut short so that it reveals the stomach.”
half term, n., sense 1: “The midpoint in the duration of a normal pregnancy. Cf. full term, n. 1.”
half-thick, n. and adj., sense B.1: “Designating a kind of coarse woollen cloth, or an item of clothing made from this. Now historical.”
half-timber, adj. and n., sense B.2: “Architecture. Each of the timbers used in constructing a half-timber building (see sense A. 1); (also) a timber used decoratively on a building to…”
half-time, n., adv., and adj., sense A.4a: “The time at which the first half of an activity or performance is completed; the interval between the two halves of an activity or performance.”
half-time, n., adv., and adj., sense A.6: “The time in which the quantity of a specified substance in a sample, tissue, etc., or the number of specified objects in a population decreases by…”
half-time, n., adv., and adj., sense C.1: “Of work, a job, etc.: occupying only half of the usual working day or week; (also) engaged in or relating to work of this kind. Cf. full time, adj…”
half-time, n., adv., and adj., sense C.2: “Of or relating to a system by which children are employed in a factory, mill, etc., for half the customary full number of working hours, and attend…”
half-valved, adj., sense 1: “Botany. Designating a seed capsule in which dehiscence (splitting) along the septa is incomplete, occurring from the apex for a distance of up to…”
half-wave, n. and adj., sense A.2: “A small, curtailed, or tentative wave of the hand. Cf. half, adj. 3c.”
halfway house, n., sense 1b: “Something which is intermediate in nature or function between two other things (typically with the implication that this is a positive or useful…”
half-white, n., sense 1: “An off-white coloured linen, cotton, etc. Also: an off-white colour.”
half year, n. and adj., sense B.1: “Of land: available during the winter months as common land for grazing, etc. Esp. in half year land. Now historical.”
half year, n. and adj., sense B.2: “Esp. with reference to financial transactions and accounting: corresponding or relating to half a year or a period of six months. Also: lasting half…”
halvans, n., sense 2: “English regional (Cornwall). Half the proceeds of a worker’s labour, received in place of wages. Obsolete.”
halve, v., sense 1a: “intransitive. To split into two pieces; to be torn in two. Obsolete.”
halve, v., sense 3b: “intransitive. To be reduced by half; to become half the previous size, quantity, etc.”
hang-up, n., sense 2a: “slang (chiefly U.S.). An act or instance of delaying something; a delay or cause of delay; a hold-up.”
hill, n., Additions: “a hill to die on and variants: an issue a person has very strong convictions about and will resolutely defend, whatever the cost; often used to…”
homicide, n.1, sense 2: “Chiefly North American. Frequently with capital initial. The division of a police force appointed to investigate homicides.”
hunter, n., Additions: “A type of riding whip. Cf. half hunter, n. 1. Obsolete.”
jag, n.1, Additions: “Chiefly Scottish. A hypodermic injection, esp. a vaccination. Cf. jab, n. 1b.”
jobber, n.2, sense 6: “Wrestling. A professional wrestler whose role is to lose bouts in order to improve the status of his or her opponents.”
kidney stone, n., sense 1: “The mineral nephrite (the more common form of jade), once believed to be a cure for diseases of the kidney; a piece of this. Now chiefly historical…”
kit, n.1, Additions: “The special clothing and equipment needed for a particular sport. Often with modifying word specifying the sport, activity, etc.”
lake-dwelling, adj., sense 1: “Chiefly Archaeology and Anthropology. That lives by or on a lake; (in early use) esp. designating a member of a prehistoric community living in a…”
lathered, adj., sense 1: “That has been worked into a lather.”
mononym, n., sense 2: “A one-word name (typically a given name or nickname) by which someone, esp. a celebrity, is known. Also: a person known by such a name.”
OCD, n. and adj., sense B: “colloquial (potentially offensive: see note). Having a tendency towards excessive orderliness, cleanliness, perfectionism, or concern for minutiae…”
paint, v.1, Phrases 1: “intransitive. to paint with a broad (also wide) brush: to describe or portray someone or something in very general terms, avoiding or neglecting the…”
performative, adj. and n., sense A.2: “Usually depreciative. Of action, speech, behaviour, etc.: done or expressed for the sake of appearance, esp. to impress others or to improve one’s…”
process, v.1, sense 5: “transitive. To come to understand or accept (something, often a complex emotion or difficult personal situation), esp. over a period of time. Also…”
slave-driven, adj., sense 2: “Worked or operated by an enslaved person or people; reliant on or sustained by the exploitation of slave labour.”
slaveless, adj. and n., sense B: “With the and plural agreement. People who do not hold others in slavery, considered as a group or class.”
slave-like, adj. and adv., sense B: “Like or in the manner of an enslaved person; slavishly.”
slave-maker, n., sense 1: “A person or thing that enslaves a person or people (in literal and figurative senses of enslave, v.).”
slavery, n., sense 1a(b): “Chiefly with modifying word. Employment or working conditions seen as exploitative, coercive, or as involving effective or virtual enslavement. Now…”
slavery, n., sense 1c: “Entomology. The practice among certain ants, esp. of the genera Formica and Polyergus, of using ants of a different colony or species as workers…”
slaving, n.2, sense 1: “The action or fact of enslaving a person or thing; enslavement. Obsolete. rare.”
slaving, n.2, sense 2: “The action or fact of working very hard (in later use, esp. for someone else); very arduous or tiring work; toil, labour.”
slavishness, n., sense 1b: “Undue submission or deference to a specified person or influence; lack of independence in thought or action.”
slavishness, n., sense 1c: “Esp. with reference to literary or artistic work: excessive or unthinking imitation or reproduction of a model or original; excessive adherence or…”
Slavistic, adj. and n., sense A: “Of or relating to Slavic people, or to their languages, culture, etc. Also: of or relating to Slavists (Slavist, n.2).”
slavite, n. and adj., sense B: “That advocates, upholds, or supports the institution of slavery. Obsolete.”
Slavonian, n. and adj., sense B.2: “Of, relating to, or belonging to the southern European region of Slavonia, now in north-eastern Croatia.”
smellie, n., Additions: “In plural. Chiefly British colloquial. Scented products such as perfume, body lotion, bath salts, etc.”
snooze, v., Additions: “colloquial (originally U.S.). (ifor when) you snooze, you lose and variants: failing to pay attention or to act quickly will lead to losing an…”
so, adv. and conj., Additions: “colloquial (originally U.S.). Used to introduce a statement, explanation, etc., typically in response to a question or inferred question.”
squaretail, n., sense 1: “The common shrew, Sorex araneus. Obsolete.”
staff, n.1, sense I.6a: “A stick or length of wood, without specific use or purpose. Obsolete.”
staff, n.1, sense I.6b: “A limb or stem of a tree, shrub, etc.; a stick, a branch. Obsolete.”
staff, n.1, sense I.13: “The penis.”
staff, n.1, sense I.15: “A length of wood or another material inscribed with symbols or alphabetic characters (typically runes), sometimes functioning as a calendar or having…”
staff, n.1, sense II.18c: “A straight line or stroke used in forming a runic letter or symbol; spec. a vertical or upright stroke extending the full height of the rune. Also: a…”
staff, v., sense 2: “transitive. to staff up: to hire additional members of staff for (a company, organization, etc.), esp. to deal with a new project, campaign, or the…”
staff, v., sense 3: “transitive. North American (usually in political contexts). to staff out: to send out (a proposal or other piece of work) to staff for consultation…”
staff captain, n., sense 1: “Military. A staff officer holding the rank of captain.”
staffetta, n., sense 2: “In Italy during the Second World War (1939–45): a female partisan working for the resistance as a courier.”
stave, n.2, sense I.2: “A rod or stick, typically made of wood; a staff, esp. one used as a weapon (cf. staff, n.1 4).”
stave, n.2, sense I.4d: “Originally U.S. A thin, typically flat, strip of a firm but flexible material (for example whalebone, metal, or plastic) inserted into the fabric of…”
stave, n.2, sense I.4e: “Chiefly U.S. A flat metal hoop or band used to hold together the sides of a barrel, bucket, etc.”
stave, n.2, sense I.8: “A length of wood or another material inscribed with symbols or alphabetic characters (typically runes), sometimes functioning as a calendar or having…”
stave, n.2, sense II.12b: “A straight line or stroke used in forming a runic letter or symbol; spec. a vertical or upright stroke extending the full height of the rune. Cf…”
stay, n.2, Additions: “Chiefly in plural. A thin, typically flat, strip of a firm but flexible material (originally whalebone, now usually metal or plastic) inserted into…”
stonewall, n., sense 2b: “A person of proverbial doggedness, courage, endurance in defence, etc. Now rare.”
stonewall, n., sense 3b: “Cricket. Very defensive and cautious batting; an instance of this. Cf. earlier compounds 2.”
stonewaller, n., sense 1: “Horse Racing slang. Perhaps: a jockey or horse considered in regard to ability to jump stone walls in a steeplechase. Obsolete.”
stonewaller, n., sense 2: “Usually hyphenated or as two words. A person who builds stone walls.”
stonewaller, n., sense 5: “Association Football (originally Scottish). Something that is unambiguous or obvious, esp. an obvious foul, penalty, etc. Cf. stonewall, n. compounds…”
Strasbourg, n., sense I.4d: “any of various types of German sausage originating in or associated with Strasbourg, typically made of pork and beef, and often pre-dried or smoked…”
super, adj.2, int., and adv., sense C: “colloquial (chiefly North American). As an intensifier: very, especially, really.”
toolbox, n., sense 1b: “figurative. A set of strategies or resources available for achieving a particular objective. Cf. toolkit, n. 1b.”
toolkit, n., sense 1b: “figurative. A set of strategies or resources available for achieving a particular objective. Cf. toolbox, n. 1b.”
tree of life, n., sense 1c: “In the Jewish Kabbalah: a diagram in the form of a tree bearing spheres which represent the sephiroth.”
tree of life, n., sense 2b: “The hard, durable wood of any of several trees of the genus Guaiacum (family Zygophyllaceae), or the resin obtained from this; (also) any of these…”
turn, v., sense V.36b(b): “transitive. Usually with adjective complement. To cause (a person) to change their sexual orientation, gender identity, etc. (so as to become ——)…”
turn, v., sense 1: “intransitive. colloquial. To express an opposing, uncompromising, or combative point of view, esp. abruptly, unexpectedly, or in contrast to a view…”
ventilate, v., sense I.10b: “transitive. Of bees: to fan fresh air into (the nest) using the wings. Of fish or other aquatic animals: to direct a flow of oxygenated water through…”
ventilate, v., sense I.11b: “transitive. In firefighting: to make openings in (a room, structure, etc.), so that hot gases and smoke are expelled and the spread of a fire is…”
ventilate, v., sense I.12b: “slang. transitive. To stab (a person).”
ventilation, n., sense I.2c: “The action by a fish or other aquatic animal of directing a flow of oxygenated water through or over a nest, burrow, etc.”
volt, n., sense 1: “A unit of resistance equal to one farad per second. Obsolete. rare.”
watt, n., sense 2: “As a modifier (with preceding numeral or other adjective), designating something particularly attractive, striking, or powerful; usually esp…”

Additions to unrevised entries

Attic, adj. and n.1, Additions: “Ancient History. The dialect of Greek spoken in Athens, a subdialect of Ionic.”
bocage, n., Additions: “Pastureland divided into small fields by banks, ditches, and hedges, interspersed with groves of trees.”
boost, v.2, Additions: “transitive (usually in passive). To give (a person or animal) an additional dose of a vaccine in order to maintain an effective immune response. Cf…”
Cape fox in cape, n.3: “any of several mammals of the dog family (Canidae) native to southern Africa; (in later use) spec. a small fox, Vulpes chama, having a silvery-grey…”
Captain Obvious in captain, n.: “(a sarcastic or disparaging name for) someone who makes an obvious or superfluous statement.”
demigod, n., Additions: “A man whose qualities, abilities, or achievements are considered extraordinary; a greatly admired, very attractive, or supremely powerful man.”
double-width in double, adj.1 and adv.: “designating cloth that is woven or manufactured to be substantially wider than a standard fabric, and hence is sold folded double on a standard-sized…”
EMDR in E, n.1: “eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, a technique used by some psychotherapists in the treatment of conditions involving distressing…”
exogenous, adj., Additions: “Of a circumstance, occurrence, influence, etc.: that originates from outside; external to or independent of the thing which is affected; extrinsic.”
fabled, adj., Additions: “Well-known as something worthy of high regard or esteem; celebrated, renowned, famous.”
final girl in final, adj. and n.: “(in horror films, esp. slasher films) a stock female character who survives to defeat or evade the attacker after the other characters have been…”
finishing line in finishing, n.: “a real or notional line marking the end of a race, across which competitors must pass to complete the race; also figurative and in extended use.”
fling, n., Additions: “A brief romantic or sexual relationship; esp. one that is spontaneous and casual in nature.”
fried, adj., Additions: “colloquial (originally U.S.). In predicative use: (of a person) very tired, exhausted from mental or physical effort; showing the effects of…”
the glass is half full in glass, n.1: “the glass is half full and variants: used to refer to an optimistic outlook on a situation or life in general. Conversely the glass is half empty and…”
a hill to die on in hill, n.: “a hill to die on and variants: an issue a person has very strong convictions about and will resolutely defend, whatever the cost; often used to…”
hunter, n., Additions: “A type of riding whip. Cf. half hunter, n. 1. Obsolete.”
jag, n.1, Additions: “Chiefly Scottish. A hypodermic injection, esp. a vaccination. Cf. jab, n. 1b.”
keep cup in keep, v.: “(a proprietary name for) a reusable cup, esp. an insulated one with a lid that is used instead of a disposable cup when purchasing a hot drink from a…”
kit, n.1, Additions: “The special clothing and equipment needed for a particular sport. Often with modifying word specifying the sport, activity, etc.”
sheet cake in sheet, n.1: “a large flat rectangular cake baked as a single layer, and usually iced or otherwise decorated.”
smellies in smellie, n.: “In plural. Chiefly British colloquial. Scented products such as perfume, body lotion, bath salts, etc.”
if you snooze, you lose in snooze, v.: “colloquial (originally U.S.). (ifor when) you snooze, you lose and variants: failing to pay attention or to act quickly will lead to losing an…”
so, adv. and conj., Additions: “colloquial (originally U.S.). Used to introduce a statement, explanation, etc., typically in response to a question or inferred question.”
stay, n.2, Additions: “Chiefly in plural. A thin, typically flat, strip of a firm but flexible material (originally whalebone, now usually metal or plastic) inserted into…”
substance use disorder in substance, n.: “any of a group of mental health conditions characterized by chronic use of a psychoactive substance over which the affected person has limited…”
tailgate party in tailgate, n. and adj.: “a party typically held in the car park of a stadium before a sports event (often a football game), and at which food and drink are served at the open…”
topsite in top, n.1 and adj.: “an FTP server used to distribute and store illegal or pirated material.”