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aubergine the British word for eggplant, a plant grown for its dark purple, oval fruit. Aubergine is eaten as a vegetable.
auburn the color that comes from mixing brown and red paint.
auction a public sale at which things are sold to the people who offer the most money. [2 definitions]
audacity courage or boldness often combined with daring or recklessness. [2 definitions]
audible heard or able to be heard.
audience a group of people gathered to see or hear something. [3 definitions]
audio having to do with or using sound. [4 definitions]
audio- a prefix that means "sound" or "hearing."
audiovisual having both sound and a picture.
audition a performance that tests the ability of an actor, musician, or dancer. [3 definitions]
auditorium a large room or building where people gather for a performance or speech.
auditory having to do with or referring to hearing or the sense of hearing.
Aug. abbreviation of "August."
auger a tool used by carpenters to make holes in wood.
augment to make greater in size or amount; increase.
August the eighth month of the year. August has thirty-one days.
auk a sea bird with webbed feet and short wings that lives in colder parts of the Northern Hemisphere. Auks are good at swimming and diving.
aunt the sister of one's mother or father. [2 definitions]
auricle the part of the ear that can be seen. [2 definitions]
aurora australis bands of light that appear in the skies at night near the South Pole; southern lights.
aurora borealis bands of light that appear in the skies at night near the North Pole; northern lights.