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comb a thin piece of plastic or other material that has teeth along one side. It is used to smooth, arrange, or hold hair in place. [1/5 definitions]
compromise a settlement of a disagreement in which each side gives up something, or the result of such a settlement. [1/3 definitions]
contrast a difference that one can see when things are compared or put side by side. [1/4 definitions]
curve a baseball pitch in which the ball curves toward the opposite side from which it was thrown; curve ball. [1/5 definitions]
debate a kind of competition between two people or two teams who disagree on particular issue or set of issues. Each side is given certain amounts of time in which they can talk and present their argument. When one side talks, the other side must be quiet. A debate like this is done in front of an audience. [1/4 definitions]
diameter a straight line from one side of a circle or sphere to the other that passes through the center. [1/3 definitions]
dice small cubes with dots on each side numbering one to six. Dice are often used in pairs for board games and games of chance. [1/2 definitions]
District of Columbia an area on the Maryland side of the Potomac River that contains only the U.S. capital city of Washington. (abbreviation: DC)
edge the cutting side of a knife blade or other sharp tool. [1/6 definitions]
edgewise with the side of the body forward; sideways. [1/2 definitions]
fair1 without showing favor and without allowing an advantage for one side over another; just. [1/7 definitions]
flank the area between the hip and the ribs on either side of the body. [3 definitions]
flashcard any of a set of cards that have a words, numbers, or pictures on them and that are used to quickly test a student's memory for the information on the other side of the card.
flatfish a kind of fish that lives in salt water and has a flat body with both eyes on the top side. Sole, halibut, and flounder are flatfish.
front the most forward part or side of something. [1/6 definitions]
frontier a border between two countries, or the area nearby on either side. [1/2 definitions]
full moon the moon when it is on the side of Earth that is opposite the sun and looks from Earth like a complete circle. [1/2 definitions]
gangway an opening in the side of a ship that is above the deck. A gangway is used for getting on or off the ship. [1/4 definitions]
gunwale the upper edge of the side of a boat or ship.
hand side or direction. [1/11 definitions]
hangnail a small, loose piece of skin at the side or bottom of the fingernail.