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Outdoor

out•door (outdôr′, -dōr′),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Also,  outdoors. characteristic of, located, occurring, or belonging outdoors: an outdoor barbecue; outdoor sports.
  2. outdoorsy.

Roll

roll (rōl),USA pronunciation  v.i. 
  1. to move along a surface by revolving or turning over and over, as a ball or a wheel.
  2. to move or be moved on wheels, as a vehicle or its occupants.
  3. to flow or advance in a stream or with an undulating motion, as water, waves, or smoke.
  4. to extend in undulations, as land.
  5. to elapse, pass, or move, as time (often fol. by on, away, or by).
  6. to move as in a cycle (usually fol. by round or around): as soon as summer rolls round again.
  7. to perform a periodical revolution in an orbit, as a heavenly body.
  8. to emit or have a deep, prolonged sound, as thunder, drums, etc.
  9. to trill, as a bird.
  10. to revolve or turn over, once or repeatedly, as a wheel on an axis or a person or animal lying down.
  11. to turn around in different directions or in a circle, as the eyes in their sockets.
  12. (of a vessel)
    • to rock from side to side in open water. Cf.  heave (def. 14b), pitch 1 (def. 20).
    • to sail with a side-to-side rocking motion.
  13. to walk with a swinging or swaying gait.
  14. to begin to move or operate;
    start;
    commence: Let's roll at sunrise.
  15. to go forward or advance without restrictions or impediments: The economy is finally beginning to roll.
  16. to curl up so as to form a tube or cylinder.
  17. to admit of being formed into a tube or cylinder by curling up.
  18. to be spread out after being curled up (usually fol. by out).
  19. to spread out as under a roller: The paint rolls easily.
  20. [Aviation.](of an aircraft or rocket) to deviate from a stable flight attitude by rotation about its longitudinal axis.

v.t. 
  1. to cause to move along a surface by revolving or turning over and over, as a cask, a ball, or a hoop.
  2. to move along on wheels or rollers;
    convey in a wheeled vehicle.
  3. to drive, impel, or cause to flow onward with a sweeping or undulating motion: The wind rolled the waves high on the beach.
  4. to utter or give forth with a full, flowing, continuous sound: rolling his orotund phrases.
  5. to trill: to roll one'sr's.
  6. to cause to revolve or turn over or over and over: to roll oneself on one's face.
  7. to cause to sway or rock from side to side, as a ship.
  8. to wrap (something) around an axis, around upon itself, or into a cylindrical shape, ball, or the like: to roll string.
  9. to make by forming a tube or cylinder: to roll a cigarette.
  10. to spread out flat (something curled up) (often fol. by out): He rolled the map out on the table.
  11. to wrap, enfold, or envelop, as in some covering: to roll a child in a blanket.
  12. to spread out, level, smooth, compact, or the like, as with a rolling pin, roller, the hands, etc.: to roll dough; to roll a tennis court.
  13. to form (metal) in a rolling mill.
  14. to tumble (metal pieces and abrasives) in a box or barrel in such a way that their relative positions remain the same.
  15. to beat (a drum) with rapid, continuous strokes.
  16. (in certain games, as craps) to cast, or throw (dice).
  17. to apply (ink) with a roller or series of rollers.
  18. to rob, esp. by going through the pockets of a victim who is either asleep or drunk.
  19. roll back, to reduce (the price of a commodity, wages, etc.) to a former level, usually in response to government action.
  20. roll in, [Informal.]
    • to luxuriate in;
      abound in: rolling in money.
    • to go to bed;
      retire: They would roll in later and later every night.
    • to mix and average the cost of (a higher-priced commodity or item) with that of a cheaper one so as to increase the retail price.
    • to add: Labor wants to roll in periodic increases with their wage demands.
    • to arrive, esp. in large numbers or quantity: When do my dividends start rolling in?
  21. roll one's eyes, to turn one's eyes around in different directions or in a circle, esp. as an expression of disbelief, annoyance, or impatience: He rolled his eyes when he heard the stupid joke.
  22. roll out: 
    • to spread out or flatten: to roll out dough.
    • [Informal.]to arise from bed;
      get up: It was nearly impossible to roll out on the first day back after vacation.
    • [Football.]to execute a rollout.
    • [Informal.]to introduce;
      unveil: a TV advertising campaign to roll out the new car.
  23. roll up: 
    • to accumulate;
      collect: to roll up a large vote.
    • to increase.
    • to arrive in a conveyance: He rolled up to the front door in a chauffeur-driven limousine.
  24. roll with the punches. See  punch 1 (def. 4).

n. 
  1. a document of paper, parchment, or the like, that is or may be rolled up, as for storing;
    scroll.
  2. a list, register, or catalog, esp. one containing the names of the persons belonging to a company, class, society, etc.
  3. anything rolled up in a ringlike or cylindrical form: a roll of wire.
  4. a number of papers or other items rolled up together.
  5. a length of cloth, wallpaper, or the like, rolled up in cylindrical form (often forming a definite measure).
  6. a cylindrical or rounded mass of something: rolls of fat.
  7. some article of cylindrical or rounded form, as a molding.
  8. a cylindrical piece upon which something is rolled along to facilitate moving.
  9. a cylinder serving as a core upon which something is rolled up.
  10. a roller with which something is spread out, leveled, crushed, smoothed, compacted, or the like.
  11. [Cookery.]
    • thin cake spread with jelly or the like and rolled up.
    • a small cake of bread, originally and still often rolled or doubled on itself before baking.
    • meat rolled up and cooked.
  12. the act or process or an instance of rolling.
  13. undulation, as of a surface: the roll of a prairie.
  14. a sonorous or rhythmical flow of words.
  15. a deep, prolonged sound, as of thunder: the deep roll of a breaking wave.
  16. the trill of certain birds, esp. of the roller canary.
  17. the continuous sound of a drum rapidly beaten.
  18. a rolling motion, as of a ship.
  19. a rolling or swaying gait.
  20. [Aerospace.]
    • a single, complete rotation of an airplane about the axis of the fuselage with little loss of altitude or change of direction.
    • (of an aircraft or rocket) the act of rolling.
    • the angular displacement caused by rolling.
  21. [Informal.]
    • paper currency carried folded or rolled up: He took out an impressive roll and paid the check with a $100 bill.
    • bankroll;
      funds: People were encouraged to shoot their rolls on mining speculation.
  22. (in various dice games)
    • a single cast of or turn at casting the dice.
    • the total number of pips or points made by a single cast;
      score or point.
  23. on a roll: 
    • (in a gambling game) having a continuing winning streak.
    • enjoying continuing good luck or success: She's been on a roll since taking that course on sales techniques.
  24. roll in the hay, [Slang.]an instance of sexual intercourse.
  25. strike off or  from the rolls, to remove from membership or practice, as to disbar: He will surely be struck off the rolls if this conduct continues.
rolla•ble, adj. 

Up

up (up),USA pronunciation adv., prep., adj., n., v.,  upped, up•ping. 
adv. 
  1. to, toward, or in a more elevated position: to climb up to the top of a ladder.
  2. to or in an erect position: to stand up.
  3. out of bed: to get up.
  4. above the horizon: The moon came up.
  5. to or at any point that is considered higher.
  6. to or at a source, origin, center, or the like: to follow a stream up to its source.
  7. to or at a higher point or degree, as of rank, size, value, pitch, loudness, brightness, maturity, or speed:to move up in a firm;
    to pump up a tire;
    to turn a lantern up;
    Prices are going up. Speak up! Hurry up!
  8. ahead;
    in a leading position in a competition: He managed to get up on his opponent by three points.
  9. in continuing contact, esp. as reflecting continuing awareness, knowledge, etc.: to keep up with the latest developments in mathematics.
  10. into or in activity, operation, etc.: to set up vibrations.
  11. into a state of emotional agitation or distress: His insults left her all roiled up.
  12. into existence, visible form, etc.: His sample was worked up in the studio.
  13. into view, prominence, or consideration: The lost papers have turned up.
  14. into or in a place of safekeeping, storage, retirement, etc.: to lay up riches; to put up preserves.
  15. into or in a state of union, contraction, etc.: to add up a column of figures; to fold up.
  16. to the required or final point: to pay up one's debts; burned up.
  17. to a state of completion;
    to an end: She finished it all up.
  18. to a halt: The riders reined up and dismounted.
  19. [Baseball.]being the player or team batting;
    at bat.
  20. (used as a function word for additional emphasis, sometimes prec. by it): Go wake your father up. What plugged it up? We laughed it up.
  21. ahead of an opponent or opponents in points, games, etc.: The golfer was two strokes up on his nearest competitor.
  22. each;
    apiece: The score was seven up in the final quarter.
  23. (of machines or equipment, as computers) working;
    in working order or in operation.
  24. [Informal.]without the addition of ice;
    straight up: Bring me a martini, up.
  25. [Naut.]toward the wind: Put the helm up.
  26. all up with, at or approaching the end of;
    with defeat or ruin imminent for: He realized it was all up with him when the search party began to close in.
  27. go up in one's lines. See  line 1 (def. 58).
  28. up against, faced or confronted with: They were up against formidable obstacles.
  29. up against it, in a difficult situation, esp. in financial straits: There was no one to help him when he was up against it.
  30. up and around, recovered from an illness;
    able to leave one's bed. Also,  up and about. 
  31. up and down: 
    • back and forth;
      backward and forward: He paced up and down.
    • from top to bottom or head to toe: She looked me up and down before replying.
  32. up for, considered as eligible or as a possibility for (something): The child is up for adoption. Three actresses are up for the role.
  33. up to: 
    • as far as or approaching (a certain part, degree, point, etc.): She went wading up to her knees. I am up to the eighth lesson.
    • in full realization or attainment of: He worked up to president of the company.
    • as many as;
      to the limit of: The car will seat up to five persons.
    • having adequate powers or ability for;
      capable of;
      equal to: He didn't think I was up to the job.
    • the duty or responsibility of;
      incumbent upon: It's up to you to break the news to him.
    • engaged in;
      contriving;
      doing: What have you been up to lately?

prep. 
  1. to, toward, or at an elevated place on or in: They went up the stairs. The cat is up the tree.
  2. to, toward, or at a high or higher station, condition, or rank on or in: He is well up the social ladder.
  3. at or to a farther point or higher place on or in: She is up the street. I'm going up the street.
  4. toward the source, origin, etc., of: up the stream.
  5. toward a particular direction or in the interior of, as a region or territory: The explorers were up north.
  6. in a course or direction that is contrary to that of: to row up the current.
  7. up your ass, [Slang](vulgar). See  shove (def. 6). Also,  up yours. 

adj. 
  1. moving in or related to a direction that is up or is regarded as up: the up elevator; the up train traveling north; the up platform of a railroad station.
  2. informed;
    familiar;
    aware (usually fol. by on or in): She is always up on current events.
  3. concluded;
    ended;
    finished;
    terminated: The game is up. Your hour is up.
  4. going on or happening;
    taking place;
    occurring: What's up over there?
  5. having a high position or station: He is up in society.
  6. in an erect, vertical, or raised position: The gate at the railroad crossing is up. The tent is up.
  7. above the earth or ground: The corn is up and ready to be harvested.
  8. in the air;
    aloft: The meteorological balloons are up. The airplanes are up for their reconnaissance flights.
  9. (of heavenly bodies) risen above the horizon: The sun is up.
  10. awake or out of bed: to be up with insomnia.
  11. mounted on horseback: He knows which jockeys are up in every race.
  12. (of water in natural bodies) high with relation to the banks or shore: The tide is up.
  13. built;
    constructed: The new museum is up and open to the public.
  14. facing upward: He is resting and his face is up.
  15. See  sunnyside up. 
  16. (of roads, highways, etc.) having the surface broken or removed (usually used in combination): a torn-up road.
  17. in revolt, mutiny, or rebellious agitation: Many territories were up and preparing to send troops against the government.
  18. in a state of agitation: Beware of him when his temper is up.
  19. [Informal.]cheerful or optimistic;
    high-spirited;
    happy;
    exuberant;
    upbeat.
  20. [Informal.]productive, favorable, or profitable: a string of up months for the company.
  21. afoot or amiss: Her nervous manner told me that something was up.
  22. in a state of enthusiastic or confident readiness (usually fol. by for): The team was definitely up for the game.
  23. bound;
    on the way: She was on a ship up for Australia.
  24. resolved in an unfavorable or undesired way: They knew that their game was up.
  25. higher than formerly in cost, amount, degree, etc.: The price of meat was up.
  26. (of age) advanced (usually fol. by in): He is rather spry for a man so up in years.
  27. active: The captain wished to set sail as soon as the wind was up.
  28. in a legal proceeding as defendant: He is up for murder.
  29. in operation or ready for use: The theater's lights are up.
  30. (of points or other standards used to determine the winner in a competition) ahead;
    in advance: He won the game with two points up over his opponent.
  31. considered or under consideration: a candidate up for reelection; a bill that is up before Congress.
  32. wagered;
    bet: He won all the money up in the game.
  33. living or located inland or on elevated ground: They live in a village two miles up from the coast.
  34. (used with a preceding numeral to indicate that a score is tied in a competition): It was 10 up at the end of the first half.
  35. ahead of an opponent or opponents: They scored three times in a row to go two up.
  36. straight up. See  straight (def. 38).
  37. up and doing, [Informal.]actively engaged;
    alert;
    busy: During her convalescence she longed to be up and doing.

n. 
  1. an upward movement;
    ascent.
  2. a rise of fortune, mood, etc.
  3. a time of good fortune, prosperity, or happiness: He has had more ups than downs in his career.
  4. an upbound means of public transportation, as a train or bus.
  5. [Informal.]a feeling or state of happiness, exuberance, or elation.
  6. [Slang.]upper (def. 10).
  7. a person or thing that is in a favorable position of wealth, fortune, etc.: People who were ups in the business world suffered losses in the economic depression.
  8. an upward slope;
    elevation.
  9. an upward course or rise, as in price or value: The landlord promised his tenants there would be no further ups in the rent this year.
  10. [Slang.]upper2.
  11. on the up and up, [Informal.]frank;
    honest;
    sincere: He seems to be on the up and up.Also,  on the up-and-up. 

v.t. 
  1. to put or take up.
  2. to make larger;
    step up: to up output.
  3. to raise;
    go better than (a preceding wager): to up the ante.

v.i. 
  1. [Informal.]to start up;
    begin something abruptly (usually fol. by and and another verb): Then he upped and ran away from home.
  2. (often used imperatively or hortatively) to rise up: Up, men, and fight until all the enemy are defeated!

Bamboo

bam•boo (bam bo̅o̅),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -boos. 
  1. any of the woody or treelike tropical and semitropical grasses of the genera Bambusa, Phyllostachys, Dendrocalamus, and allied genera, having woody, usually hollow stems with stalked blades and flowering only after years of growth.
  2. the stem of such a plant, used as a building material and for making furniture, poles, etc.

Blinds

blind (blīnd),USA pronunciation adj.,  -er, -est, v., n., adv. 
adj. 
  1. unable to see;
    lacking the sense of sight;
    sightless: a blind man.
  2. unwilling or unable to perceive or understand: They were blind to their children's faults. He was blind to all arguments.
  3. not characterized or determined by reason or control: blind tenacity; blind chance.
  4. not having or based on reason or intelligence;
    absolute and unquestioning: She had blind faith in his fidelity.
  5. lacking all consciousness or awareness: a blind stupor.
  6. drunk.
  7. hard to see or understand: blind reasoning.
  8. hidden from immediate view, esp. from oncoming motorists: a blind corner.
  9. of concealed or undisclosed identity;
    sponsored anonymously: a blind ad signed only with a box number.
  10. having no outlets;
    closed at one end: a blind passage; a blind mountain pass.
  11. (of an archway, arcade, etc.) having no windows, passageways, or the like.
  12. dense enough to form a screen: a blind hedge of privet.
  13. done without seeing;
    by instruments alone: blind flying.
  14. made without some prior knowledge: a blind purchase; a blind lead in a card game.
  15. of or pertaining to an experimental design that prevents investigators or subjects from knowing the hypotheses or conditions being tested.
  16. of, pertaining to, or for blind persons.
  17. [Bookbinding.](of a design, title, or the like) impressed into the cover or spine of a book by a die without ink or foil.
  18. [Cookery.](of pastry shells) baked or fried without the filling.
  19. (of a rivet or other fastener) made so that the end inserted, though inaccessible, can be headed or spread.

v.t. 
  1. to make sightless permanently, temporarily, or momentarily, as by injuring, dazzling, bandaging the eyes, etc.: The explosion blinded him. We were blinded by the bright lights.
  2. to make obscure or dark: The room was blinded by heavy curtains.
  3. to deprive of discernment, reason, or judgment: a resentment that blinds his good sense.
  4. to outshine;
    eclipse: a radiance that doth blind the sun.

n. 
  1. something that obstructs vision, as a blinker for a horse.
  2. a window covering having horizontal or vertical slats that can be drawn out of the way, often with the angle of the slats adjustable to admit varying amounts of light.
  3. See  Venetian blind. 
  4. [Chiefly Midland U.S. and Brit.]See  window shade. 
  5. a lightly built structure of brush or other growths, esp. one in which hunters conceal themselves.
  6. an activity, organization, or the like for concealing or masking action or purpose;
    subterfuge: The store was just a blind for their gambling operation.
  7. a decoy.
  8. a bout of excessive drinking;
    drunken spree.
  9. [Poker.]a compulsory bet made without prior knowledge of one's hand.
  10. (used with a pl. v.) persons who lack the sense of sight (usually preceded by the): The blind are said to have an acute sense of hearing.

adv. 
  1. into a stupor;
    to the degree at which consciousness is lost: He drank himself blind.
  2. without the ability to see clearly;
    lacking visibility;
    blindly: They were driving blind through the snowstorm.
  3. without guidance or forethought: They were working blind and couldn't anticipate the effects of their actions.
  4. to an extreme or absolute degree;
    completely: The confidence men cheated her blind.
blinding•ly, adv. 
blindness, n. 

Lowes

Lowes (lōz),USA pronunciation n. 
  • John Livingston, 1867–1945, U.S. scholar, critic, and teacher.

  • Outdoor

    out•door (outdôr′, -dōr′),USA pronunciation adj. 
    1. Also,  outdoors. characteristic of, located, occurring, or belonging outdoors: an outdoor barbecue; outdoor sports.
    2. outdoorsy.

    Roll

    roll (rōl),USA pronunciation  v.i. 
    1. to move along a surface by revolving or turning over and over, as a ball or a wheel.
    2. to move or be moved on wheels, as a vehicle or its occupants.
    3. to flow or advance in a stream or with an undulating motion, as water, waves, or smoke.
    4. to extend in undulations, as land.
    5. to elapse, pass, or move, as time (often fol. by on, away, or by).
    6. to move as in a cycle (usually fol. by round or around): as soon as summer rolls round again.
    7. to perform a periodical revolution in an orbit, as a heavenly body.
    8. to emit or have a deep, prolonged sound, as thunder, drums, etc.
    9. to trill, as a bird.
    10. to revolve or turn over, once or repeatedly, as a wheel on an axis or a person or animal lying down.
    11. to turn around in different directions or in a circle, as the eyes in their sockets.
    12. (of a vessel)
      • to rock from side to side in open water. Cf.  heave (def. 14b), pitch 1 (def. 20).
      • to sail with a side-to-side rocking motion.
    13. to walk with a swinging or swaying gait.
    14. to begin to move or operate;
      start;
      commence: Let's roll at sunrise.
    15. to go forward or advance without restrictions or impediments: The economy is finally beginning to roll.
    16. to curl up so as to form a tube or cylinder.
    17. to admit of being formed into a tube or cylinder by curling up.
    18. to be spread out after being curled up (usually fol. by out).
    19. to spread out as under a roller: The paint rolls easily.
    20. [Aviation.](of an aircraft or rocket) to deviate from a stable flight attitude by rotation about its longitudinal axis.

    v.t. 
    1. to cause to move along a surface by revolving or turning over and over, as a cask, a ball, or a hoop.
    2. to move along on wheels or rollers;
      convey in a wheeled vehicle.
    3. to drive, impel, or cause to flow onward with a sweeping or undulating motion: The wind rolled the waves high on the beach.
    4. to utter or give forth with a full, flowing, continuous sound: rolling his orotund phrases.
    5. to trill: to roll one'sr's.
    6. to cause to revolve or turn over or over and over: to roll oneself on one's face.
    7. to cause to sway or rock from side to side, as a ship.
    8. to wrap (something) around an axis, around upon itself, or into a cylindrical shape, ball, or the like: to roll string.
    9. to make by forming a tube or cylinder: to roll a cigarette.
    10. to spread out flat (something curled up) (often fol. by out): He rolled the map out on the table.
    11. to wrap, enfold, or envelop, as in some covering: to roll a child in a blanket.
    12. to spread out, level, smooth, compact, or the like, as with a rolling pin, roller, the hands, etc.: to roll dough; to roll a tennis court.
    13. to form (metal) in a rolling mill.
    14. to tumble (metal pieces and abrasives) in a box or barrel in such a way that their relative positions remain the same.
    15. to beat (a drum) with rapid, continuous strokes.
    16. (in certain games, as craps) to cast, or throw (dice).
    17. to apply (ink) with a roller or series of rollers.
    18. to rob, esp. by going through the pockets of a victim who is either asleep or drunk.
    19. roll back, to reduce (the price of a commodity, wages, etc.) to a former level, usually in response to government action.
    20. roll in, [Informal.]
      • to luxuriate in;
        abound in: rolling in money.
      • to go to bed;
        retire: They would roll in later and later every night.
      • to mix and average the cost of (a higher-priced commodity or item) with that of a cheaper one so as to increase the retail price.
      • to add: Labor wants to roll in periodic increases with their wage demands.
      • to arrive, esp. in large numbers or quantity: When do my dividends start rolling in?
    21. roll one's eyes, to turn one's eyes around in different directions or in a circle, esp. as an expression of disbelief, annoyance, or impatience: He rolled his eyes when he heard the stupid joke.
    22. roll out: 
      • to spread out or flatten: to roll out dough.
      • [Informal.]to arise from bed;
        get up: It was nearly impossible to roll out on the first day back after vacation.
      • [Football.]to execute a rollout.
      • [Informal.]to introduce;
        unveil: a TV advertising campaign to roll out the new car.
    23. roll up: 
      • to accumulate;
        collect: to roll up a large vote.
      • to increase.
      • to arrive in a conveyance: He rolled up to the front door in a chauffeur-driven limousine.
    24. roll with the punches. See  punch 1 (def. 4).

    n. 
    1. a document of paper, parchment, or the like, that is or may be rolled up, as for storing;
      scroll.
    2. a list, register, or catalog, esp. one containing the names of the persons belonging to a company, class, society, etc.
    3. anything rolled up in a ringlike or cylindrical form: a roll of wire.
    4. a number of papers or other items rolled up together.
    5. a length of cloth, wallpaper, or the like, rolled up in cylindrical form (often forming a definite measure).
    6. a cylindrical or rounded mass of something: rolls of fat.
    7. some article of cylindrical or rounded form, as a molding.
    8. a cylindrical piece upon which something is rolled along to facilitate moving.
    9. a cylinder serving as a core upon which something is rolled up.
    10. a roller with which something is spread out, leveled, crushed, smoothed, compacted, or the like.
    11. [Cookery.]
      • thin cake spread with jelly or the like and rolled up.
      • a small cake of bread, originally and still often rolled or doubled on itself before baking.
      • meat rolled up and cooked.
    12. the act or process or an instance of rolling.
    13. undulation, as of a surface: the roll of a prairie.
    14. a sonorous or rhythmical flow of words.
    15. a deep, prolonged sound, as of thunder: the deep roll of a breaking wave.
    16. the trill of certain birds, esp. of the roller canary.
    17. the continuous sound of a drum rapidly beaten.
    18. a rolling motion, as of a ship.
    19. a rolling or swaying gait.
    20. [Aerospace.]
      • a single, complete rotation of an airplane about the axis of the fuselage with little loss of altitude or change of direction.
      • (of an aircraft or rocket) the act of rolling.
      • the angular displacement caused by rolling.
    21. [Informal.]
      • paper currency carried folded or rolled up: He took out an impressive roll and paid the check with a $100 bill.
      • bankroll;
        funds: People were encouraged to shoot their rolls on mining speculation.
    22. (in various dice games)
      • a single cast of or turn at casting the dice.
      • the total number of pips or points made by a single cast;
        score or point.
    23. on a roll: 
      • (in a gambling game) having a continuing winning streak.
      • enjoying continuing good luck or success: She's been on a roll since taking that course on sales techniques.
    24. roll in the hay, [Slang.]an instance of sexual intercourse.
    25. strike off or  from the rolls, to remove from membership or practice, as to disbar: He will surely be struck off the rolls if this conduct continues.
    rolla•ble, adj. 

    Up

    up (up),USA pronunciation adv., prep., adj., n., v.,  upped, up•ping. 
    adv. 
    1. to, toward, or in a more elevated position: to climb up to the top of a ladder.
    2. to or in an erect position: to stand up.
    3. out of bed: to get up.
    4. above the horizon: The moon came up.
    5. to or at any point that is considered higher.
    6. to or at a source, origin, center, or the like: to follow a stream up to its source.
    7. to or at a higher point or degree, as of rank, size, value, pitch, loudness, brightness, maturity, or speed:to move up in a firm;
      to pump up a tire;
      to turn a lantern up;
      Prices are going up. Speak up! Hurry up!
    8. ahead;
      in a leading position in a competition: He managed to get up on his opponent by three points.
    9. in continuing contact, esp. as reflecting continuing awareness, knowledge, etc.: to keep up with the latest developments in mathematics.
    10. into or in activity, operation, etc.: to set up vibrations.
    11. into a state of emotional agitation or distress: His insults left her all roiled up.
    12. into existence, visible form, etc.: His sample was worked up in the studio.
    13. into view, prominence, or consideration: The lost papers have turned up.
    14. into or in a place of safekeeping, storage, retirement, etc.: to lay up riches; to put up preserves.
    15. into or in a state of union, contraction, etc.: to add up a column of figures; to fold up.
    16. to the required or final point: to pay up one's debts; burned up.
    17. to a state of completion;
      to an end: She finished it all up.
    18. to a halt: The riders reined up and dismounted.
    19. [Baseball.]being the player or team batting;
      at bat.
    20. (used as a function word for additional emphasis, sometimes prec. by it): Go wake your father up. What plugged it up? We laughed it up.
    21. ahead of an opponent or opponents in points, games, etc.: The golfer was two strokes up on his nearest competitor.
    22. each;
      apiece: The score was seven up in the final quarter.
    23. (of machines or equipment, as computers) working;
      in working order or in operation.
    24. [Informal.]without the addition of ice;
      straight up: Bring me a martini, up.
    25. [Naut.]toward the wind: Put the helm up.
    26. all up with, at or approaching the end of;
      with defeat or ruin imminent for: He realized it was all up with him when the search party began to close in.
    27. go up in one's lines. See  line 1 (def. 58).
    28. up against, faced or confronted with: They were up against formidable obstacles.
    29. up against it, in a difficult situation, esp. in financial straits: There was no one to help him when he was up against it.
    30. up and around, recovered from an illness;
      able to leave one's bed. Also,  up and about. 
    31. up and down: 
      • back and forth;
        backward and forward: He paced up and down.
      • from top to bottom or head to toe: She looked me up and down before replying.
    32. up for, considered as eligible or as a possibility for (something): The child is up for adoption. Three actresses are up for the role.
    33. up to: 
      • as far as or approaching (a certain part, degree, point, etc.): She went wading up to her knees. I am up to the eighth lesson.
      • in full realization or attainment of: He worked up to president of the company.
      • as many as;
        to the limit of: The car will seat up to five persons.
      • having adequate powers or ability for;
        capable of;
        equal to: He didn't think I was up to the job.
      • the duty or responsibility of;
        incumbent upon: It's up to you to break the news to him.
      • engaged in;
        contriving;
        doing: What have you been up to lately?

    prep. 
    1. to, toward, or at an elevated place on or in: They went up the stairs. The cat is up the tree.
    2. to, toward, or at a high or higher station, condition, or rank on or in: He is well up the social ladder.
    3. at or to a farther point or higher place on or in: She is up the street. I'm going up the street.
    4. toward the source, origin, etc., of: up the stream.
    5. toward a particular direction or in the interior of, as a region or territory: The explorers were up north.
    6. in a course or direction that is contrary to that of: to row up the current.
    7. up your ass, [Slang](vulgar). See  shove (def. 6). Also,  up yours. 

    adj. 
    1. moving in or related to a direction that is up or is regarded as up: the up elevator; the up train traveling north; the up platform of a railroad station.
    2. informed;
      familiar;
      aware (usually fol. by on or in): She is always up on current events.
    3. concluded;
      ended;
      finished;
      terminated: The game is up. Your hour is up.
    4. going on or happening;
      taking place;
      occurring: What's up over there?
    5. having a high position or station: He is up in society.
    6. in an erect, vertical, or raised position: The gate at the railroad crossing is up. The tent is up.
    7. above the earth or ground: The corn is up and ready to be harvested.
    8. in the air;
      aloft: The meteorological balloons are up. The airplanes are up for their reconnaissance flights.
    9. (of heavenly bodies) risen above the horizon: The sun is up.
    10. awake or out of bed: to be up with insomnia.
    11. mounted on horseback: He knows which jockeys are up in every race.
    12. (of water in natural bodies) high with relation to the banks or shore: The tide is up.
    13. built;
      constructed: The new museum is up and open to the public.
    14. facing upward: He is resting and his face is up.
    15. See  sunnyside up. 
    16. (of roads, highways, etc.) having the surface broken or removed (usually used in combination): a torn-up road.
    17. in revolt, mutiny, or rebellious agitation: Many territories were up and preparing to send troops against the government.
    18. in a state of agitation: Beware of him when his temper is up.
    19. [Informal.]cheerful or optimistic;
      high-spirited;
      happy;
      exuberant;
      upbeat.
    20. [Informal.]productive, favorable, or profitable: a string of up months for the company.
    21. afoot or amiss: Her nervous manner told me that something was up.
    22. in a state of enthusiastic or confident readiness (usually fol. by for): The team was definitely up for the game.
    23. bound;
      on the way: She was on a ship up for Australia.
    24. resolved in an unfavorable or undesired way: They knew that their game was up.
    25. higher than formerly in cost, amount, degree, etc.: The price of meat was up.
    26. (of age) advanced (usually fol. by in): He is rather spry for a man so up in years.
    27. active: The captain wished to set sail as soon as the wind was up.
    28. in a legal proceeding as defendant: He is up for murder.
    29. in operation or ready for use: The theater's lights are up.
    30. (of points or other standards used to determine the winner in a competition) ahead;
      in advance: He won the game with two points up over his opponent.
    31. considered or under consideration: a candidate up for reelection; a bill that is up before Congress.
    32. wagered;
      bet: He won all the money up in the game.
    33. living or located inland or on elevated ground: They live in a village two miles up from the coast.
    34. (used with a preceding numeral to indicate that a score is tied in a competition): It was 10 up at the end of the first half.
    35. ahead of an opponent or opponents: They scored three times in a row to go two up.
    36. straight up. See  straight (def. 38).
    37. up and doing, [Informal.]actively engaged;
      alert;
      busy: During her convalescence she longed to be up and doing.

    n. 
    1. an upward movement;
      ascent.
    2. a rise of fortune, mood, etc.
    3. a time of good fortune, prosperity, or happiness: He has had more ups than downs in his career.
    4. an upbound means of public transportation, as a train or bus.
    5. [Informal.]a feeling or state of happiness, exuberance, or elation.
    6. [Slang.]upper (def. 10).
    7. a person or thing that is in a favorable position of wealth, fortune, etc.: People who were ups in the business world suffered losses in the economic depression.
    8. an upward slope;
      elevation.
    9. an upward course or rise, as in price or value: The landlord promised his tenants there would be no further ups in the rent this year.
    10. [Slang.]upper2.
    11. on the up and up, [Informal.]frank;
      honest;
      sincere: He seems to be on the up and up.Also,  on the up-and-up. 

    v.t. 
    1. to put or take up.
    2. to make larger;
      step up: to up output.
    3. to raise;
      go better than (a preceding wager): to up the ante.

    v.i. 
    1. [Informal.]to start up;
      begin something abruptly (usually fol. by and and another verb): Then he upped and ran away from home.
    2. (often used imperatively or hortatively) to rise up: Up, men, and fight until all the enemy are defeated!

    Shades

    shade (shād),USA pronunciation n., v.,  shad•ed, shad•ing. 
    n. 
    1. the comparative darkness caused by the interception or screening of rays of light from an object, place, or area.
    2. a place or an area of comparative darkness, as one sheltered from the sun.
    3. See  window shade. 
    4. a lampshade.
    5. shades: 
      • darkness gathering at the close of day: Shades of night are falling.
      • sunglasses.
      • a reminder of something: shades of the Inquisition.
    6. Usually,  shades. a secluded or obscure place: He was living in the shades.
    7. comparative obscurity.
    8. a specter or ghost.
    9. [Gk. and Rom. Relig.]one of the spirits of the dead inhabiting Hades.
    10. a shadow.
    11. the degree of darkness of a color, determined by the quantity of black or by the lack of illumination.
    12. comparative darkness, as the effect of shadow or dark and light, in pictorial representation;
      the dark part, or a dark part, of a picture or drawing.
    13. a slight variation or degree: a shade of difference.
    14. a little bit;
      touch, esp. of something that may change the color of or lighten or darken something else: coffee with a shade of cream.
    15. anything used for protection against excessive light, heat, etc.
    16. (in architectural shades and shadows) a shadow upon those parts of a solid that are tangent to or turned away from the parallel rays from the theoretical light source. Cf.  shadow (def. 11).
    17. cast or  put someone in or  into the shade, to make another person's efforts seem insignificant by comparison;
      surpass: Her playing puts mine in the shade.
    18. the shades, Hades, as the abode of the spirits of the dead.

    v.t. 
    1. to produce shade in or on.
    2. to obscure, dim, or darken.
    3. to screen or hide from view.
    4. to protect (something) from light, heat, etc., by or as by a screen: to shade the eyes from a bright light.
    5. to cover or screen (a candle, light, etc.): to shade a light to protect the eyes.
      • to introduce degrees of darkness into (a drawing or painting) in order to render light and shadow or give the effect of color.
      • to render the values of light and dark in (a drawn figure, object, etc.), esp. in order to create the illusion of three-dimensionality.
    6. to change by imperceptible degrees into something else.
    7. to reduce (the price) by way of a concession.

    v.i. 
    1. to pass or change by slight graduations, as one color, quality, or thing into another.
    2. shade up, to take shelter (as livestock) from the sun.
    shadeless, adj. 
    shadeless•ness, n. 

    Lowes

    Lowes (lōz),USA pronunciation n. 
  • John Livingston, 1867–1945, U.S. scholar, critic, and teacher.

  • Blinds

    blind (blīnd),USA pronunciation adj.,  -er, -est, v., n., adv. 
    adj. 
    1. unable to see;
      lacking the sense of sight;
      sightless: a blind man.
    2. unwilling or unable to perceive or understand: They were blind to their children's faults. He was blind to all arguments.
    3. not characterized or determined by reason or control: blind tenacity; blind chance.
    4. not having or based on reason or intelligence;
      absolute and unquestioning: She had blind faith in his fidelity.
    5. lacking all consciousness or awareness: a blind stupor.
    6. drunk.
    7. hard to see or understand: blind reasoning.
    8. hidden from immediate view, esp. from oncoming motorists: a blind corner.
    9. of concealed or undisclosed identity;
      sponsored anonymously: a blind ad signed only with a box number.
    10. having no outlets;
      closed at one end: a blind passage; a blind mountain pass.
    11. (of an archway, arcade, etc.) having no windows, passageways, or the like.
    12. dense enough to form a screen: a blind hedge of privet.
    13. done without seeing;
      by instruments alone: blind flying.
    14. made without some prior knowledge: a blind purchase; a blind lead in a card game.
    15. of or pertaining to an experimental design that prevents investigators or subjects from knowing the hypotheses or conditions being tested.
    16. of, pertaining to, or for blind persons.
    17. [Bookbinding.](of a design, title, or the like) impressed into the cover or spine of a book by a die without ink or foil.
    18. [Cookery.](of pastry shells) baked or fried without the filling.
    19. (of a rivet or other fastener) made so that the end inserted, though inaccessible, can be headed or spread.

    v.t. 
    1. to make sightless permanently, temporarily, or momentarily, as by injuring, dazzling, bandaging the eyes, etc.: The explosion blinded him. We were blinded by the bright lights.
    2. to make obscure or dark: The room was blinded by heavy curtains.
    3. to deprive of discernment, reason, or judgment: a resentment that blinds his good sense.
    4. to outshine;
      eclipse: a radiance that doth blind the sun.

    n. 
    1. something that obstructs vision, as a blinker for a horse.
    2. a window covering having horizontal or vertical slats that can be drawn out of the way, often with the angle of the slats adjustable to admit varying amounts of light.
    3. See  Venetian blind. 
    4. [Chiefly Midland U.S. and Brit.]See  window shade. 
    5. a lightly built structure of brush or other growths, esp. one in which hunters conceal themselves.
    6. an activity, organization, or the like for concealing or masking action or purpose;
      subterfuge: The store was just a blind for their gambling operation.
    7. a decoy.
    8. a bout of excessive drinking;
      drunken spree.
    9. [Poker.]a compulsory bet made without prior knowledge of one's hand.
    10. (used with a pl. v.) persons who lack the sense of sight (usually preceded by the): The blind are said to have an acute sense of hearing.

    adv. 
    1. into a stupor;
      to the degree at which consciousness is lost: He drank himself blind.
    2. without the ability to see clearly;
      lacking visibility;
      blindly: They were driving blind through the snowstorm.
    3. without guidance or forethought: They were working blind and couldn't anticipate the effects of their actions.
    4. to an extreme or absolute degree;
      completely: The confidence men cheated her blind.
    blinding•ly, adv. 
    blindness, n. 

    Porch

    porch (pôrch, pōrch),USA pronunciation n. 
    1. an exterior appendage to a building, forming a covered approach or vestibule to a doorway.
    2. a veranda.
    3. the Porch, the portico or stoa in the agora of ancient Athens, where the Stoic philosopher Zeno of Citium and his followers met.
    4. [Obs.]a portico.
    porchless, adj. 
    porchlike′, adj. 

    Roll

    roll (rōl),USA pronunciation  v.i. 
    1. to move along a surface by revolving or turning over and over, as a ball or a wheel.
    2. to move or be moved on wheels, as a vehicle or its occupants.
    3. to flow or advance in a stream or with an undulating motion, as water, waves, or smoke.
    4. to extend in undulations, as land.
    5. to elapse, pass, or move, as time (often fol. by on, away, or by).
    6. to move as in a cycle (usually fol. by round or around): as soon as summer rolls round again.
    7. to perform a periodical revolution in an orbit, as a heavenly body.
    8. to emit or have a deep, prolonged sound, as thunder, drums, etc.
    9. to trill, as a bird.
    10. to revolve or turn over, once or repeatedly, as a wheel on an axis or a person or animal lying down.
    11. to turn around in different directions or in a circle, as the eyes in their sockets.
    12. (of a vessel)
      • to rock from side to side in open water. Cf.  heave (def. 14b), pitch 1 (def. 20).
      • to sail with a side-to-side rocking motion.
    13. to walk with a swinging or swaying gait.
    14. to begin to move or operate;
      start;
      commence: Let's roll at sunrise.
    15. to go forward or advance without restrictions or impediments: The economy is finally beginning to roll.
    16. to curl up so as to form a tube or cylinder.
    17. to admit of being formed into a tube or cylinder by curling up.
    18. to be spread out after being curled up (usually fol. by out).
    19. to spread out as under a roller: The paint rolls easily.
    20. [Aviation.](of an aircraft or rocket) to deviate from a stable flight attitude by rotation about its longitudinal axis.

    v.t. 
    1. to cause to move along a surface by revolving or turning over and over, as a cask, a ball, or a hoop.
    2. to move along on wheels or rollers;
      convey in a wheeled vehicle.
    3. to drive, impel, or cause to flow onward with a sweeping or undulating motion: The wind rolled the waves high on the beach.
    4. to utter or give forth with a full, flowing, continuous sound: rolling his orotund phrases.
    5. to trill: to roll one'sr's.
    6. to cause to revolve or turn over or over and over: to roll oneself on one's face.
    7. to cause to sway or rock from side to side, as a ship.
    8. to wrap (something) around an axis, around upon itself, or into a cylindrical shape, ball, or the like: to roll string.
    9. to make by forming a tube or cylinder: to roll a cigarette.
    10. to spread out flat (something curled up) (often fol. by out): He rolled the map out on the table.
    11. to wrap, enfold, or envelop, as in some covering: to roll a child in a blanket.
    12. to spread out, level, smooth, compact, or the like, as with a rolling pin, roller, the hands, etc.: to roll dough; to roll a tennis court.
    13. to form (metal) in a rolling mill.
    14. to tumble (metal pieces and abrasives) in a box or barrel in such a way that their relative positions remain the same.
    15. to beat (a drum) with rapid, continuous strokes.
    16. (in certain games, as craps) to cast, or throw (dice).
    17. to apply (ink) with a roller or series of rollers.
    18. to rob, esp. by going through the pockets of a victim who is either asleep or drunk.
    19. roll back, to reduce (the price of a commodity, wages, etc.) to a former level, usually in response to government action.
    20. roll in, [Informal.]
      • to luxuriate in;
        abound in: rolling in money.
      • to go to bed;
        retire: They would roll in later and later every night.
      • to mix and average the cost of (a higher-priced commodity or item) with that of a cheaper one so as to increase the retail price.
      • to add: Labor wants to roll in periodic increases with their wage demands.
      • to arrive, esp. in large numbers or quantity: When do my dividends start rolling in?
    21. roll one's eyes, to turn one's eyes around in different directions or in a circle, esp. as an expression of disbelief, annoyance, or impatience: He rolled his eyes when he heard the stupid joke.
    22. roll out: 
      • to spread out or flatten: to roll out dough.
      • [Informal.]to arise from bed;
        get up: It was nearly impossible to roll out on the first day back after vacation.
      • [Football.]to execute a rollout.
      • [Informal.]to introduce;
        unveil: a TV advertising campaign to roll out the new car.
    23. roll up: 
      • to accumulate;
        collect: to roll up a large vote.
      • to increase.
      • to arrive in a conveyance: He rolled up to the front door in a chauffeur-driven limousine.
    24. roll with the punches. See  punch 1 (def. 4).

    n. 
    1. a document of paper, parchment, or the like, that is or may be rolled up, as for storing;
      scroll.
    2. a list, register, or catalog, esp. one containing the names of the persons belonging to a company, class, society, etc.
    3. anything rolled up in a ringlike or cylindrical form: a roll of wire.
    4. a number of papers or other items rolled up together.
    5. a length of cloth, wallpaper, or the like, rolled up in cylindrical form (often forming a definite measure).
    6. a cylindrical or rounded mass of something: rolls of fat.
    7. some article of cylindrical or rounded form, as a molding.
    8. a cylindrical piece upon which something is rolled along to facilitate moving.
    9. a cylinder serving as a core upon which something is rolled up.
    10. a roller with which something is spread out, leveled, crushed, smoothed, compacted, or the like.
    11. [Cookery.]
      • thin cake spread with jelly or the like and rolled up.
      • a small cake of bread, originally and still often rolled or doubled on itself before baking.
      • meat rolled up and cooked.
    12. the act or process or an instance of rolling.
    13. undulation, as of a surface: the roll of a prairie.
    14. a sonorous or rhythmical flow of words.
    15. a deep, prolonged sound, as of thunder: the deep roll of a breaking wave.
    16. the trill of certain birds, esp. of the roller canary.
    17. the continuous sound of a drum rapidly beaten.
    18. a rolling motion, as of a ship.
    19. a rolling or swaying gait.
    20. [Aerospace.]
      • a single, complete rotation of an airplane about the axis of the fuselage with little loss of altitude or change of direction.
      • (of an aircraft or rocket) the act of rolling.
      • the angular displacement caused by rolling.
    21. [Informal.]
      • paper currency carried folded or rolled up: He took out an impressive roll and paid the check with a $100 bill.
      • bankroll;
        funds: People were encouraged to shoot their rolls on mining speculation.
    22. (in various dice games)
      • a single cast of or turn at casting the dice.
      • the total number of pips or points made by a single cast;
        score or point.
    23. on a roll: 
      • (in a gambling game) having a continuing winning streak.
      • enjoying continuing good luck or success: She's been on a roll since taking that course on sales techniques.
    24. roll in the hay, [Slang.]an instance of sexual intercourse.
    25. strike off or  from the rolls, to remove from membership or practice, as to disbar: He will surely be struck off the rolls if this conduct continues.
    rolla•ble, adj. 

    Up

    up (up),USA pronunciation adv., prep., adj., n., v.,  upped, up•ping. 
    adv. 
    1. to, toward, or in a more elevated position: to climb up to the top of a ladder.
    2. to or in an erect position: to stand up.
    3. out of bed: to get up.
    4. above the horizon: The moon came up.
    5. to or at any point that is considered higher.
    6. to or at a source, origin, center, or the like: to follow a stream up to its source.
    7. to or at a higher point or degree, as of rank, size, value, pitch, loudness, brightness, maturity, or speed:to move up in a firm;
      to pump up a tire;
      to turn a lantern up;
      Prices are going up. Speak up! Hurry up!
    8. ahead;
      in a leading position in a competition: He managed to get up on his opponent by three points.
    9. in continuing contact, esp. as reflecting continuing awareness, knowledge, etc.: to keep up with the latest developments in mathematics.
    10. into or in activity, operation, etc.: to set up vibrations.
    11. into a state of emotional agitation or distress: His insults left her all roiled up.
    12. into existence, visible form, etc.: His sample was worked up in the studio.
    13. into view, prominence, or consideration: The lost papers have turned up.
    14. into or in a place of safekeeping, storage, retirement, etc.: to lay up riches; to put up preserves.
    15. into or in a state of union, contraction, etc.: to add up a column of figures; to fold up.
    16. to the required or final point: to pay up one's debts; burned up.
    17. to a state of completion;
      to an end: She finished it all up.
    18. to a halt: The riders reined up and dismounted.
    19. [Baseball.]being the player or team batting;
      at bat.
    20. (used as a function word for additional emphasis, sometimes prec. by it): Go wake your father up. What plugged it up? We laughed it up.
    21. ahead of an opponent or opponents in points, games, etc.: The golfer was two strokes up on his nearest competitor.
    22. each;
      apiece: The score was seven up in the final quarter.
    23. (of machines or equipment, as computers) working;
      in working order or in operation.
    24. [Informal.]without the addition of ice;
      straight up: Bring me a martini, up.
    25. [Naut.]toward the wind: Put the helm up.
    26. all up with, at or approaching the end of;
      with defeat or ruin imminent for: He realized it was all up with him when the search party began to close in.
    27. go up in one's lines. See  line 1 (def. 58).
    28. up against, faced or confronted with: They were up against formidable obstacles.
    29. up against it, in a difficult situation, esp. in financial straits: There was no one to help him when he was up against it.
    30. up and around, recovered from an illness;
      able to leave one's bed. Also,  up and about. 
    31. up and down: 
      • back and forth;
        backward and forward: He paced up and down.
      • from top to bottom or head to toe: She looked me up and down before replying.
    32. up for, considered as eligible or as a possibility for (something): The child is up for adoption. Three actresses are up for the role.
    33. up to: 
      • as far as or approaching (a certain part, degree, point, etc.): She went wading up to her knees. I am up to the eighth lesson.
      • in full realization or attainment of: He worked up to president of the company.
      • as many as;
        to the limit of: The car will seat up to five persons.
      • having adequate powers or ability for;
        capable of;
        equal to: He didn't think I was up to the job.
      • the duty or responsibility of;
        incumbent upon: It's up to you to break the news to him.
      • engaged in;
        contriving;
        doing: What have you been up to lately?

    prep. 
    1. to, toward, or at an elevated place on or in: They went up the stairs. The cat is up the tree.
    2. to, toward, or at a high or higher station, condition, or rank on or in: He is well up the social ladder.
    3. at or to a farther point or higher place on or in: She is up the street. I'm going up the street.
    4. toward the source, origin, etc., of: up the stream.
    5. toward a particular direction or in the interior of, as a region or territory: The explorers were up north.
    6. in a course or direction that is contrary to that of: to row up the current.
    7. up your ass, [Slang](vulgar). See  shove (def. 6). Also,  up yours. 

    adj. 
    1. moving in or related to a direction that is up or is regarded as up: the up elevator; the up train traveling north; the up platform of a railroad station.
    2. informed;
      familiar;
      aware (usually fol. by on or in): She is always up on current events.
    3. concluded;
      ended;
      finished;
      terminated: The game is up. Your hour is up.
    4. going on or happening;
      taking place;
      occurring: What's up over there?
    5. having a high position or station: He is up in society.
    6. in an erect, vertical, or raised position: The gate at the railroad crossing is up. The tent is up.
    7. above the earth or ground: The corn is up and ready to be harvested.
    8. in the air;
      aloft: The meteorological balloons are up. The airplanes are up for their reconnaissance flights.
    9. (of heavenly bodies) risen above the horizon: The sun is up.
    10. awake or out of bed: to be up with insomnia.
    11. mounted on horseback: He knows which jockeys are up in every race.
    12. (of water in natural bodies) high with relation to the banks or shore: The tide is up.
    13. built;
      constructed: The new museum is up and open to the public.
    14. facing upward: He is resting and his face is up.
    15. See  sunnyside up. 
    16. (of roads, highways, etc.) having the surface broken or removed (usually used in combination): a torn-up road.
    17. in revolt, mutiny, or rebellious agitation: Many territories were up and preparing to send troops against the government.
    18. in a state of agitation: Beware of him when his temper is up.
    19. [Informal.]cheerful or optimistic;
      high-spirited;
      happy;
      exuberant;
      upbeat.
    20. [Informal.]productive, favorable, or profitable: a string of up months for the company.
    21. afoot or amiss: Her nervous manner told me that something was up.
    22. in a state of enthusiastic or confident readiness (usually fol. by for): The team was definitely up for the game.
    23. bound;
      on the way: She was on a ship up for Australia.
    24. resolved in an unfavorable or undesired way: They knew that their game was up.
    25. higher than formerly in cost, amount, degree, etc.: The price of meat was up.
    26. (of age) advanced (usually fol. by in): He is rather spry for a man so up in years.
    27. active: The captain wished to set sail as soon as the wind was up.
    28. in a legal proceeding as defendant: He is up for murder.
    29. in operation or ready for use: The theater's lights are up.
    30. (of points or other standards used to determine the winner in a competition) ahead;
      in advance: He won the game with two points up over his opponent.
    31. considered or under consideration: a candidate up for reelection; a bill that is up before Congress.
    32. wagered;
      bet: He won all the money up in the game.
    33. living or located inland or on elevated ground: They live in a village two miles up from the coast.
    34. (used with a preceding numeral to indicate that a score is tied in a competition): It was 10 up at the end of the first half.
    35. ahead of an opponent or opponents: They scored three times in a row to go two up.
    36. straight up. See  straight (def. 38).
    37. up and doing, [Informal.]actively engaged;
      alert;
      busy: During her convalescence she longed to be up and doing.

    n. 
    1. an upward movement;
      ascent.
    2. a rise of fortune, mood, etc.
    3. a time of good fortune, prosperity, or happiness: He has had more ups than downs in his career.
    4. an upbound means of public transportation, as a train or bus.
    5. [Informal.]a feeling or state of happiness, exuberance, or elation.
    6. [Slang.]upper (def. 10).
    7. a person or thing that is in a favorable position of wealth, fortune, etc.: People who were ups in the business world suffered losses in the economic depression.
    8. an upward slope;
      elevation.
    9. an upward course or rise, as in price or value: The landlord promised his tenants there would be no further ups in the rent this year.
    10. [Slang.]upper2.
    11. on the up and up, [Informal.]frank;
      honest;
      sincere: He seems to be on the up and up.Also,  on the up-and-up. 

    v.t. 
    1. to put or take up.
    2. to make larger;
      step up: to up output.
    3. to raise;
      go better than (a preceding wager): to up the ante.

    v.i. 
    1. [Informal.]to start up;
      begin something abruptly (usually fol. by and and another verb): Then he upped and ran away from home.
    2. (often used imperatively or hortatively) to rise up: Up, men, and fight until all the enemy are defeated!

    Shades

    shade (shād),USA pronunciation n., v.,  shad•ed, shad•ing. 
    n. 
    1. the comparative darkness caused by the interception or screening of rays of light from an object, place, or area.
    2. a place or an area of comparative darkness, as one sheltered from the sun.
    3. See  window shade. 
    4. a lampshade.
    5. shades: 
      • darkness gathering at the close of day: Shades of night are falling.
      • sunglasses.
      • a reminder of something: shades of the Inquisition.
    6. Usually,  shades. a secluded or obscure place: He was living in the shades.
    7. comparative obscurity.
    8. a specter or ghost.
    9. [Gk. and Rom. Relig.]one of the spirits of the dead inhabiting Hades.
    10. a shadow.
    11. the degree of darkness of a color, determined by the quantity of black or by the lack of illumination.
    12. comparative darkness, as the effect of shadow or dark and light, in pictorial representation;
      the dark part, or a dark part, of a picture or drawing.
    13. a slight variation or degree: a shade of difference.
    14. a little bit;
      touch, esp. of something that may change the color of or lighten or darken something else: coffee with a shade of cream.
    15. anything used for protection against excessive light, heat, etc.
    16. (in architectural shades and shadows) a shadow upon those parts of a solid that are tangent to or turned away from the parallel rays from the theoretical light source. Cf.  shadow (def. 11).
    17. cast or  put someone in or  into the shade, to make another person's efforts seem insignificant by comparison;
      surpass: Her playing puts mine in the shade.
    18. the shades, Hades, as the abode of the spirits of the dead.

    v.t. 
    1. to produce shade in or on.
    2. to obscure, dim, or darken.
    3. to screen or hide from view.
    4. to protect (something) from light, heat, etc., by or as by a screen: to shade the eyes from a bright light.
    5. to cover or screen (a candle, light, etc.): to shade a light to protect the eyes.
      • to introduce degrees of darkness into (a drawing or painting) in order to render light and shadow or give the effect of color.
      • to render the values of light and dark in (a drawn figure, object, etc.), esp. in order to create the illusion of three-dimensionality.
    6. to change by imperceptible degrees into something else.
    7. to reduce (the price) by way of a concession.

    v.i. 
    1. to pass or change by slight graduations, as one color, quality, or thing into another.
    2. shade up, to take shelter (as livestock) from the sun.
    shadeless, adj. 
    shadeless•ness, n. 

    Screen

    screen (skrēn),USA pronunciation n. 
    1. a movable or fixed device, usually consisting of a covered frame, that provides shelter, serves as a partition, etc.
    2. a permanent, usually ornamental partition, as around the choir of a church or across the hall of a medieval house.
    3. a specially prepared, light-reflecting surface on which motion pictures, slides, etc., may be projected.
    4. motion pictures collectively or the motion-picture industry.
    5. the external surface of the large end of a cathode-ray tube of a television set, radar receiver, etc., on which an electronically created picture or image is formed.
      • Also called  video screen. the portion of a terminal or monitor upon which information is displayed.
      • frame (def. 10).
    6. anything that shelters, protects, or conceals: a screen of secrecy; A screen of fog prevented our seeing the ship.
    7. a frame holding a mesh of wire, cloth, or plastic, for placing in a window or doorway, around a porch, etc., to admit air but exclude insects.
    8. a sieve, riddle, or other meshlike device used to separate smaller particles or objects from larger ones, as for grain or sand.
    9. a system for screening or grouping people, objects, etc.
    10. a body of troops sent out to protect the movement of an army.
    11. [Navy.]a protective formation of small vessels, as destroyers, around or in front of a larger ship or ships.
    12. a shield designed to prevent interference between various agencies: electric screen.
    13. See  screen grid. 
    14. a plate of ground glass or the like on which the image is brought into focus in a camera before being photographed.
    15. [Photoengraving.]a transparent plate containing two sets of fine parallel lines, one crossing the other, used in the halftone process.
      • any of various offensive plays in which teammates form a protective formation around the ball carrier, pass receiver, shooter, etc.
      • any of various defensive plays in which teammates conceal or block an opposing ball carrier, pass receiver, shooter, or the goal, basket, net, etc., itself.

    v.t. 
    1. to shelter, protect, or conceal with or as if with a screen.
    2. to select, reject, consider, or group (people, objects, ideas, etc.) by examining systematically: Job applicants were screened by the personnel department.
    3. to provide with a screen or screens to exclude insects: He screened the porch so they could enjoy sitting out on summer evenings.
    4. to sift or sort by passing through a screen.
    5. to project (a motion picture, slide, etc.) on a screen.
    6. [Motion Pictures.]
      • to show (a motion picture), esp. to an invited audience, as of exhibitors and critics.
      • to photograph with a motion-picture camera;
        film.
      • to adapt (a story, play, etc.) for presentation as a motion picture.
    7. to lighten (type or areas of a line engraving) by etching a regular pattern of dots or lines into the printing surface.

    v.i. 
    1. to be projected on a motion-picture screen.
    screena•ble, adj. 
    screener, n. 
    screenless, adj. 
    screenlike′, adj. 

    Outdoor

    out•door (outdôr′, -dōr′),USA pronunciation adj. 
    1. Also,  outdoors. characteristic of, located, occurring, or belonging outdoors: an outdoor barbecue; outdoor sports.
    2. outdoorsy.

    Bamboo

    bam•boo (bam bo̅o̅),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -boos. 
    1. any of the woody or treelike tropical and semitropical grasses of the genera Bambusa, Phyllostachys, Dendrocalamus, and allied genera, having woody, usually hollow stems with stalked blades and flowering only after years of growth.
    2. the stem of such a plant, used as a building material and for making furniture, poles, etc.

    Roll

    roll (rōl),USA pronunciation  v.i. 
    1. to move along a surface by revolving or turning over and over, as a ball or a wheel.
    2. to move or be moved on wheels, as a vehicle or its occupants.
    3. to flow or advance in a stream or with an undulating motion, as water, waves, or smoke.
    4. to extend in undulations, as land.
    5. to elapse, pass, or move, as time (often fol. by on, away, or by).
    6. to move as in a cycle (usually fol. by round or around): as soon as summer rolls round again.
    7. to perform a periodical revolution in an orbit, as a heavenly body.
    8. to emit or have a deep, prolonged sound, as thunder, drums, etc.
    9. to trill, as a bird.
    10. to revolve or turn over, once or repeatedly, as a wheel on an axis or a person or animal lying down.
    11. to turn around in different directions or in a circle, as the eyes in their sockets.
    12. (of a vessel)
      • to rock from side to side in open water. Cf.  heave (def. 14b), pitch 1 (def. 20).
      • to sail with a side-to-side rocking motion.
    13. to walk with a swinging or swaying gait.
    14. to begin to move or operate;
      start;
      commence: Let's roll at sunrise.
    15. to go forward or advance without restrictions or impediments: The economy is finally beginning to roll.
    16. to curl up so as to form a tube or cylinder.
    17. to admit of being formed into a tube or cylinder by curling up.
    18. to be spread out after being curled up (usually fol. by out).
    19. to spread out as under a roller: The paint rolls easily.
    20. [Aviation.](of an aircraft or rocket) to deviate from a stable flight attitude by rotation about its longitudinal axis.

    v.t. 
    1. to cause to move along a surface by revolving or turning over and over, as a cask, a ball, or a hoop.
    2. to move along on wheels or rollers;
      convey in a wheeled vehicle.
    3. to drive, impel, or cause to flow onward with a sweeping or undulating motion: The wind rolled the waves high on the beach.
    4. to utter or give forth with a full, flowing, continuous sound: rolling his orotund phrases.
    5. to trill: to roll one'sr's.
    6. to cause to revolve or turn over or over and over: to roll oneself on one's face.
    7. to cause to sway or rock from side to side, as a ship.
    8. to wrap (something) around an axis, around upon itself, or into a cylindrical shape, ball, or the like: to roll string.
    9. to make by forming a tube or cylinder: to roll a cigarette.
    10. to spread out flat (something curled up) (often fol. by out): He rolled the map out on the table.
    11. to wrap, enfold, or envelop, as in some covering: to roll a child in a blanket.
    12. to spread out, level, smooth, compact, or the like, as with a rolling pin, roller, the hands, etc.: to roll dough; to roll a tennis court.
    13. to form (metal) in a rolling mill.
    14. to tumble (metal pieces and abrasives) in a box or barrel in such a way that their relative positions remain the same.
    15. to beat (a drum) with rapid, continuous strokes.
    16. (in certain games, as craps) to cast, or throw (dice).
    17. to apply (ink) with a roller or series of rollers.
    18. to rob, esp. by going through the pockets of a victim who is either asleep or drunk.
    19. roll back, to reduce (the price of a commodity, wages, etc.) to a former level, usually in response to government action.
    20. roll in, [Informal.]
      • to luxuriate in;
        abound in: rolling in money.
      • to go to bed;
        retire: They would roll in later and later every night.
      • to mix and average the cost of (a higher-priced commodity or item) with that of a cheaper one so as to increase the retail price.
      • to add: Labor wants to roll in periodic increases with their wage demands.
      • to arrive, esp. in large numbers or quantity: When do my dividends start rolling in?
    21. roll one's eyes, to turn one's eyes around in different directions or in a circle, esp. as an expression of disbelief, annoyance, or impatience: He rolled his eyes when he heard the stupid joke.
    22. roll out: 
      • to spread out or flatten: to roll out dough.
      • [Informal.]to arise from bed;
        get up: It was nearly impossible to roll out on the first day back after vacation.
      • [Football.]to execute a rollout.
      • [Informal.]to introduce;
        unveil: a TV advertising campaign to roll out the new car.
    23. roll up: 
      • to accumulate;
        collect: to roll up a large vote.
      • to increase.
      • to arrive in a conveyance: He rolled up to the front door in a chauffeur-driven limousine.
    24. roll with the punches. See  punch 1 (def. 4).

    n. 
    1. a document of paper, parchment, or the like, that is or may be rolled up, as for storing;
      scroll.
    2. a list, register, or catalog, esp. one containing the names of the persons belonging to a company, class, society, etc.
    3. anything rolled up in a ringlike or cylindrical form: a roll of wire.
    4. a number of papers or other items rolled up together.
    5. a length of cloth, wallpaper, or the like, rolled up in cylindrical form (often forming a definite measure).
    6. a cylindrical or rounded mass of something: rolls of fat.
    7. some article of cylindrical or rounded form, as a molding.
    8. a cylindrical piece upon which something is rolled along to facilitate moving.
    9. a cylinder serving as a core upon which something is rolled up.
    10. a roller with which something is spread out, leveled, crushed, smoothed, compacted, or the like.
    11. [Cookery.]
      • thin cake spread with jelly or the like and rolled up.
      • a small cake of bread, originally and still often rolled or doubled on itself before baking.
      • meat rolled up and cooked.
    12. the act or process or an instance of rolling.
    13. undulation, as of a surface: the roll of a prairie.
    14. a sonorous or rhythmical flow of words.
    15. a deep, prolonged sound, as of thunder: the deep roll of a breaking wave.
    16. the trill of certain birds, esp. of the roller canary.
    17. the continuous sound of a drum rapidly beaten.
    18. a rolling motion, as of a ship.
    19. a rolling or swaying gait.
    20. [Aerospace.]
      • a single, complete rotation of an airplane about the axis of the fuselage with little loss of altitude or change of direction.
      • (of an aircraft or rocket) the act of rolling.
      • the angular displacement caused by rolling.
    21. [Informal.]
      • paper currency carried folded or rolled up: He took out an impressive roll and paid the check with a $100 bill.
      • bankroll;
        funds: People were encouraged to shoot their rolls on mining speculation.
    22. (in various dice games)
      • a single cast of or turn at casting the dice.
      • the total number of pips or points made by a single cast;
        score or point.
    23. on a roll: 
      • (in a gambling game) having a continuing winning streak.
      • enjoying continuing good luck or success: She's been on a roll since taking that course on sales techniques.
    24. roll in the hay, [Slang.]an instance of sexual intercourse.
    25. strike off or  from the rolls, to remove from membership or practice, as to disbar: He will surely be struck off the rolls if this conduct continues.
    rolla•ble, adj. 

    Up

    up (up),USA pronunciation adv., prep., adj., n., v.,  upped, up•ping. 
    adv. 
    1. to, toward, or in a more elevated position: to climb up to the top of a ladder.
    2. to or in an erect position: to stand up.
    3. out of bed: to get up.
    4. above the horizon: The moon came up.
    5. to or at any point that is considered higher.
    6. to or at a source, origin, center, or the like: to follow a stream up to its source.
    7. to or at a higher point or degree, as of rank, size, value, pitch, loudness, brightness, maturity, or speed:to move up in a firm;
      to pump up a tire;
      to turn a lantern up;
      Prices are going up. Speak up! Hurry up!
    8. ahead;
      in a leading position in a competition: He managed to get up on his opponent by three points.
    9. in continuing contact, esp. as reflecting continuing awareness, knowledge, etc.: to keep up with the latest developments in mathematics.
    10. into or in activity, operation, etc.: to set up vibrations.
    11. into a state of emotional agitation or distress: His insults left her all roiled up.
    12. into existence, visible form, etc.: His sample was worked up in the studio.
    13. into view, prominence, or consideration: The lost papers have turned up.
    14. into or in a place of safekeeping, storage, retirement, etc.: to lay up riches; to put up preserves.
    15. into or in a state of union, contraction, etc.: to add up a column of figures; to fold up.
    16. to the required or final point: to pay up one's debts; burned up.
    17. to a state of completion;
      to an end: She finished it all up.
    18. to a halt: The riders reined up and dismounted.
    19. [Baseball.]being the player or team batting;
      at bat.
    20. (used as a function word for additional emphasis, sometimes prec. by it): Go wake your father up. What plugged it up? We laughed it up.
    21. ahead of an opponent or opponents in points, games, etc.: The golfer was two strokes up on his nearest competitor.
    22. each;
      apiece: The score was seven up in the final quarter.
    23. (of machines or equipment, as computers) working;
      in working order or in operation.
    24. [Informal.]without the addition of ice;
      straight up: Bring me a martini, up.
    25. [Naut.]toward the wind: Put the helm up.
    26. all up with, at or approaching the end of;
      with defeat or ruin imminent for: He realized it was all up with him when the search party began to close in.
    27. go up in one's lines. See  line 1 (def. 58).
    28. up against, faced or confronted with: They were up against formidable obstacles.
    29. up against it, in a difficult situation, esp. in financial straits: There was no one to help him when he was up against it.
    30. up and around, recovered from an illness;
      able to leave one's bed. Also,  up and about. 
    31. up and down: 
      • back and forth;
        backward and forward: He paced up and down.
      • from top to bottom or head to toe: She looked me up and down before replying.
    32. up for, considered as eligible or as a possibility for (something): The child is up for adoption. Three actresses are up for the role.
    33. up to: 
      • as far as or approaching (a certain part, degree, point, etc.): She went wading up to her knees. I am up to the eighth lesson.
      • in full realization or attainment of: He worked up to president of the company.
      • as many as;
        to the limit of: The car will seat up to five persons.
      • having adequate powers or ability for;
        capable of;
        equal to: He didn't think I was up to the job.
      • the duty or responsibility of;
        incumbent upon: It's up to you to break the news to him.
      • engaged in;
        contriving;
        doing: What have you been up to lately?

    prep. 
    1. to, toward, or at an elevated place on or in: They went up the stairs. The cat is up the tree.
    2. to, toward, or at a high or higher station, condition, or rank on or in: He is well up the social ladder.
    3. at or to a farther point or higher place on or in: She is up the street. I'm going up the street.
    4. toward the source, origin, etc., of: up the stream.
    5. toward a particular direction or in the interior of, as a region or territory: The explorers were up north.
    6. in a course or direction that is contrary to that of: to row up the current.
    7. up your ass, [Slang](vulgar). See  shove (def. 6). Also,  up yours. 

    adj. 
    1. moving in or related to a direction that is up or is regarded as up: the up elevator; the up train traveling north; the up platform of a railroad station.
    2. informed;
      familiar;
      aware (usually fol. by on or in): She is always up on current events.
    3. concluded;
      ended;
      finished;
      terminated: The game is up. Your hour is up.
    4. going on or happening;
      taking place;
      occurring: What's up over there?
    5. having a high position or station: He is up in society.
    6. in an erect, vertical, or raised position: The gate at the railroad crossing is up. The tent is up.
    7. above the earth or ground: The corn is up and ready to be harvested.
    8. in the air;
      aloft: The meteorological balloons are up. The airplanes are up for their reconnaissance flights.
    9. (of heavenly bodies) risen above the horizon: The sun is up.
    10. awake or out of bed: to be up with insomnia.
    11. mounted on horseback: He knows which jockeys are up in every race.
    12. (of water in natural bodies) high with relation to the banks or shore: The tide is up.
    13. built;
      constructed: The new museum is up and open to the public.
    14. facing upward: He is resting and his face is up.
    15. See  sunnyside up. 
    16. (of roads, highways, etc.) having the surface broken or removed (usually used in combination): a torn-up road.
    17. in revolt, mutiny, or rebellious agitation: Many territories were up and preparing to send troops against the government.
    18. in a state of agitation: Beware of him when his temper is up.
    19. [Informal.]cheerful or optimistic;
      high-spirited;
      happy;
      exuberant;
      upbeat.
    20. [Informal.]productive, favorable, or profitable: a string of up months for the company.
    21. afoot or amiss: Her nervous manner told me that something was up.
    22. in a state of enthusiastic or confident readiness (usually fol. by for): The team was definitely up for the game.
    23. bound;
      on the way: She was on a ship up for Australia.
    24. resolved in an unfavorable or undesired way: They knew that their game was up.
    25. higher than formerly in cost, amount, degree, etc.: The price of meat was up.
    26. (of age) advanced (usually fol. by in): He is rather spry for a man so up in years.
    27. active: The captain wished to set sail as soon as the wind was up.
    28. in a legal proceeding as defendant: He is up for murder.
    29. in operation or ready for use: The theater's lights are up.
    30. (of points or other standards used to determine the winner in a competition) ahead;
      in advance: He won the game with two points up over his opponent.
    31. considered or under consideration: a candidate up for reelection; a bill that is up before Congress.
    32. wagered;
      bet: He won all the money up in the game.
    33. living or located inland or on elevated ground: They live in a village two miles up from the coast.
    34. (used with a preceding numeral to indicate that a score is tied in a competition): It was 10 up at the end of the first half.
    35. ahead of an opponent or opponents: They scored three times in a row to go two up.
    36. straight up. See  straight (def. 38).
    37. up and doing, [Informal.]actively engaged;
      alert;
      busy: During her convalescence she longed to be up and doing.

    n. 
    1. an upward movement;
      ascent.
    2. a rise of fortune, mood, etc.
    3. a time of good fortune, prosperity, or happiness: He has had more ups than downs in his career.
    4. an upbound means of public transportation, as a train or bus.
    5. [Informal.]a feeling or state of happiness, exuberance, or elation.
    6. [Slang.]upper (def. 10).
    7. a person or thing that is in a favorable position of wealth, fortune, etc.: People who were ups in the business world suffered losses in the economic depression.
    8. an upward slope;
      elevation.
    9. an upward course or rise, as in price or value: The landlord promised his tenants there would be no further ups in the rent this year.
    10. [Slang.]upper2.
    11. on the up and up, [Informal.]frank;
      honest;
      sincere: He seems to be on the up and up.Also,  on the up-and-up. 

    v.t. 
    1. to put or take up.
    2. to make larger;
      step up: to up output.
    3. to raise;
      go better than (a preceding wager): to up the ante.

    v.i. 
    1. [Informal.]to start up;
      begin something abruptly (usually fol. by and and another verb): Then he upped and ran away from home.
    2. (often used imperatively or hortatively) to rise up: Up, men, and fight until all the enemy are defeated!

    Outdoor

    out•door (outdôr′, -dōr′),USA pronunciation adj. 
    1. Also,  outdoors. characteristic of, located, occurring, or belonging outdoors: an outdoor barbecue; outdoor sports.
    2. outdoorsy.

    Roll

    roll (rōl),USA pronunciation  v.i. 
    1. to move along a surface by revolving or turning over and over, as a ball or a wheel.
    2. to move or be moved on wheels, as a vehicle or its occupants.
    3. to flow or advance in a stream or with an undulating motion, as water, waves, or smoke.
    4. to extend in undulations, as land.
    5. to elapse, pass, or move, as time (often fol. by on, away, or by).
    6. to move as in a cycle (usually fol. by round or around): as soon as summer rolls round again.
    7. to perform a periodical revolution in an orbit, as a heavenly body.
    8. to emit or have a deep, prolonged sound, as thunder, drums, etc.
    9. to trill, as a bird.
    10. to revolve or turn over, once or repeatedly, as a wheel on an axis or a person or animal lying down.
    11. to turn around in different directions or in a circle, as the eyes in their sockets.
    12. (of a vessel)
      • to rock from side to side in open water. Cf.  heave (def. 14b), pitch 1 (def. 20).
      • to sail with a side-to-side rocking motion.
    13. to walk with a swinging or swaying gait.
    14. to begin to move or operate;
      start;
      commence: Let's roll at sunrise.
    15. to go forward or advance without restrictions or impediments: The economy is finally beginning to roll.
    16. to curl up so as to form a tube or cylinder.
    17. to admit of being formed into a tube or cylinder by curling up.
    18. to be spread out after being curled up (usually fol. by out).
    19. to spread out as under a roller: The paint rolls easily.
    20. [Aviation.](of an aircraft or rocket) to deviate from a stable flight attitude by rotation about its longitudinal axis.

    v.t. 
    1. to cause to move along a surface by revolving or turning over and over, as a cask, a ball, or a hoop.
    2. to move along on wheels or rollers;
      convey in a wheeled vehicle.
    3. to drive, impel, or cause to flow onward with a sweeping or undulating motion: The wind rolled the waves high on the beach.
    4. to utter or give forth with a full, flowing, continuous sound: rolling his orotund phrases.
    5. to trill: to roll one'sr's.
    6. to cause to revolve or turn over or over and over: to roll oneself on one's face.
    7. to cause to sway or rock from side to side, as a ship.
    8. to wrap (something) around an axis, around upon itself, or into a cylindrical shape, ball, or the like: to roll string.
    9. to make by forming a tube or cylinder: to roll a cigarette.
    10. to spread out flat (something curled up) (often fol. by out): He rolled the map out on the table.
    11. to wrap, enfold, or envelop, as in some covering: to roll a child in a blanket.
    12. to spread out, level, smooth, compact, or the like, as with a rolling pin, roller, the hands, etc.: to roll dough; to roll a tennis court.
    13. to form (metal) in a rolling mill.
    14. to tumble (metal pieces and abrasives) in a box or barrel in such a way that their relative positions remain the same.
    15. to beat (a drum) with rapid, continuous strokes.
    16. (in certain games, as craps) to cast, or throw (dice).
    17. to apply (ink) with a roller or series of rollers.
    18. to rob, esp. by going through the pockets of a victim who is either asleep or drunk.
    19. roll back, to reduce (the price of a commodity, wages, etc.) to a former level, usually in response to government action.
    20. roll in, [Informal.]
      • to luxuriate in;
        abound in: rolling in money.
      • to go to bed;
        retire: They would roll in later and later every night.
      • to mix and average the cost of (a higher-priced commodity or item) with that of a cheaper one so as to increase the retail price.
      • to add: Labor wants to roll in periodic increases with their wage demands.
      • to arrive, esp. in large numbers or quantity: When do my dividends start rolling in?
    21. roll one's eyes, to turn one's eyes around in different directions or in a circle, esp. as an expression of disbelief, annoyance, or impatience: He rolled his eyes when he heard the stupid joke.
    22. roll out: 
      • to spread out or flatten: to roll out dough.
      • [Informal.]to arise from bed;
        get up: It was nearly impossible to roll out on the first day back after vacation.
      • [Football.]to execute a rollout.
      • [Informal.]to introduce;
        unveil: a TV advertising campaign to roll out the new car.
    23. roll up: 
      • to accumulate;
        collect: to roll up a large vote.
      • to increase.
      • to arrive in a conveyance: He rolled up to the front door in a chauffeur-driven limousine.
    24. roll with the punches. See  punch 1 (def. 4).

    n. 
    1. a document of paper, parchment, or the like, that is or may be rolled up, as for storing;
      scroll.
    2. a list, register, or catalog, esp. one containing the names of the persons belonging to a company, class, society, etc.
    3. anything rolled up in a ringlike or cylindrical form: a roll of wire.
    4. a number of papers or other items rolled up together.
    5. a length of cloth, wallpaper, or the like, rolled up in cylindrical form (often forming a definite measure).
    6. a cylindrical or rounded mass of something: rolls of fat.
    7. some article of cylindrical or rounded form, as a molding.
    8. a cylindrical piece upon which something is rolled along to facilitate moving.
    9. a cylinder serving as a core upon which something is rolled up.
    10. a roller with which something is spread out, leveled, crushed, smoothed, compacted, or the like.
    11. [Cookery.]
      • thin cake spread with jelly or the like and rolled up.
      • a small cake of bread, originally and still often rolled or doubled on itself before baking.
      • meat rolled up and cooked.
    12. the act or process or an instance of rolling.
    13. undulation, as of a surface: the roll of a prairie.
    14. a sonorous or rhythmical flow of words.
    15. a deep, prolonged sound, as of thunder: the deep roll of a breaking wave.
    16. the trill of certain birds, esp. of the roller canary.
    17. the continuous sound of a drum rapidly beaten.
    18. a rolling motion, as of a ship.
    19. a rolling or swaying gait.
    20. [Aerospace.]
      • a single, complete rotation of an airplane about the axis of the fuselage with little loss of altitude or change of direction.
      • (of an aircraft or rocket) the act of rolling.
      • the angular displacement caused by rolling.
    21. [Informal.]
      • paper currency carried folded or rolled up: He took out an impressive roll and paid the check with a $100 bill.
      • bankroll;
        funds: People were encouraged to shoot their rolls on mining speculation.
    22. (in various dice games)
      • a single cast of or turn at casting the dice.
      • the total number of pips or points made by a single cast;
        score or point.
    23. on a roll: 
      • (in a gambling game) having a continuing winning streak.
      • enjoying continuing good luck or success: She's been on a roll since taking that course on sales techniques.
    24. roll in the hay, [Slang.]an instance of sexual intercourse.
    25. strike off or  from the rolls, to remove from membership or practice, as to disbar: He will surely be struck off the rolls if this conduct continues.
    rolla•ble, adj. 

    Up

    up (up),USA pronunciation adv., prep., adj., n., v.,  upped, up•ping. 
    adv. 
    1. to, toward, or in a more elevated position: to climb up to the top of a ladder.
    2. to or in an erect position: to stand up.
    3. out of bed: to get up.
    4. above the horizon: The moon came up.
    5. to or at any point that is considered higher.
    6. to or at a source, origin, center, or the like: to follow a stream up to its source.
    7. to or at a higher point or degree, as of rank, size, value, pitch, loudness, brightness, maturity, or speed:to move up in a firm;
      to pump up a tire;
      to turn a lantern up;
      Prices are going up. Speak up! Hurry up!
    8. ahead;
      in a leading position in a competition: He managed to get up on his opponent by three points.
    9. in continuing contact, esp. as reflecting continuing awareness, knowledge, etc.: to keep up with the latest developments in mathematics.
    10. into or in activity, operation, etc.: to set up vibrations.
    11. into a state of emotional agitation or distress: His insults left her all roiled up.
    12. into existence, visible form, etc.: His sample was worked up in the studio.
    13. into view, prominence, or consideration: The lost papers have turned up.
    14. into or in a place of safekeeping, storage, retirement, etc.: to lay up riches; to put up preserves.
    15. into or in a state of union, contraction, etc.: to add up a column of figures; to fold up.
    16. to the required or final point: to pay up one's debts; burned up.
    17. to a state of completion;
      to an end: She finished it all up.
    18. to a halt: The riders reined up and dismounted.
    19. [Baseball.]being the player or team batting;
      at bat.
    20. (used as a function word for additional emphasis, sometimes prec. by it): Go wake your father up. What plugged it up? We laughed it up.
    21. ahead of an opponent or opponents in points, games, etc.: The golfer was two strokes up on his nearest competitor.
    22. each;
      apiece: The score was seven up in the final quarter.
    23. (of machines or equipment, as computers) working;
      in working order or in operation.
    24. [Informal.]without the addition of ice;
      straight up: Bring me a martini, up.
    25. [Naut.]toward the wind: Put the helm up.
    26. all up with, at or approaching the end of;
      with defeat or ruin imminent for: He realized it was all up with him when the search party began to close in.
    27. go up in one's lines. See  line 1 (def. 58).
    28. up against, faced or confronted with: They were up against formidable obstacles.
    29. up against it, in a difficult situation, esp. in financial straits: There was no one to help him when he was up against it.
    30. up and around, recovered from an illness;
      able to leave one's bed. Also,  up and about. 
    31. up and down: 
      • back and forth;
        backward and forward: He paced up and down.
      • from top to bottom or head to toe: She looked me up and down before replying.
    32. up for, considered as eligible or as a possibility for (something): The child is up for adoption. Three actresses are up for the role.
    33. up to: 
      • as far as or approaching (a certain part, degree, point, etc.): She went wading up to her knees. I am up to the eighth lesson.
      • in full realization or attainment of: He worked up to president of the company.
      • as many as;
        to the limit of: The car will seat up to five persons.
      • having adequate powers or ability for;
        capable of;
        equal to: He didn't think I was up to the job.
      • the duty or responsibility of;
        incumbent upon: It's up to you to break the news to him.
      • engaged in;
        contriving;
        doing: What have you been up to lately?

    prep. 
    1. to, toward, or at an elevated place on or in: They went up the stairs. The cat is up the tree.
    2. to, toward, or at a high or higher station, condition, or rank on or in: He is well up the social ladder.
    3. at or to a farther point or higher place on or in: She is up the street. I'm going up the street.
    4. toward the source, origin, etc., of: up the stream.
    5. toward a particular direction or in the interior of, as a region or territory: The explorers were up north.
    6. in a course or direction that is contrary to that of: to row up the current.
    7. up your ass, [Slang](vulgar). See  shove (def. 6). Also,  up yours. 

    adj. 
    1. moving in or related to a direction that is up or is regarded as up: the up elevator; the up train traveling north; the up platform of a railroad station.
    2. informed;
      familiar;
      aware (usually fol. by on or in): She is always up on current events.
    3. concluded;
      ended;
      finished;
      terminated: The game is up. Your hour is up.
    4. going on or happening;
      taking place;
      occurring: What's up over there?
    5. having a high position or station: He is up in society.
    6. in an erect, vertical, or raised position: The gate at the railroad crossing is up. The tent is up.
    7. above the earth or ground: The corn is up and ready to be harvested.
    8. in the air;
      aloft: The meteorological balloons are up. The airplanes are up for their reconnaissance flights.
    9. (of heavenly bodies) risen above the horizon: The sun is up.
    10. awake or out of bed: to be up with insomnia.
    11. mounted on horseback: He knows which jockeys are up in every race.
    12. (of water in natural bodies) high with relation to the banks or shore: The tide is up.
    13. built;
      constructed: The new museum is up and open to the public.
    14. facing upward: He is resting and his face is up.
    15. See  sunnyside up. 
    16. (of roads, highways, etc.) having the surface broken or removed (usually used in combination): a torn-up road.
    17. in revolt, mutiny, or rebellious agitation: Many territories were up and preparing to send troops against the government.
    18. in a state of agitation: Beware of him when his temper is up.
    19. [Informal.]cheerful or optimistic;
      high-spirited;
      happy;
      exuberant;
      upbeat.
    20. [Informal.]productive, favorable, or profitable: a string of up months for the company.
    21. afoot or amiss: Her nervous manner told me that something was up.
    22. in a state of enthusiastic or confident readiness (usually fol. by for): The team was definitely up for the game.
    23. bound;
      on the way: She was on a ship up for Australia.
    24. resolved in an unfavorable or undesired way: They knew that their game was up.
    25. higher than formerly in cost, amount, degree, etc.: The price of meat was up.
    26. (of age) advanced (usually fol. by in): He is rather spry for a man so up in years.
    27. active: The captain wished to set sail as soon as the wind was up.
    28. in a legal proceeding as defendant: He is up for murder.
    29. in operation or ready for use: The theater's lights are up.
    30. (of points or other standards used to determine the winner in a competition) ahead;
      in advance: He won the game with two points up over his opponent.
    31. considered or under consideration: a candidate up for reelection; a bill that is up before Congress.
    32. wagered;
      bet: He won all the money up in the game.
    33. living or located inland or on elevated ground: They live in a village two miles up from the coast.
    34. (used with a preceding numeral to indicate that a score is tied in a competition): It was 10 up at the end of the first half.
    35. ahead of an opponent or opponents: They scored three times in a row to go two up.
    36. straight up. See  straight (def. 38).
    37. up and doing, [Informal.]actively engaged;
      alert;
      busy: During her convalescence she longed to be up and doing.

    n. 
    1. an upward movement;
      ascent.
    2. a rise of fortune, mood, etc.
    3. a time of good fortune, prosperity, or happiness: He has had more ups than downs in his career.
    4. an upbound means of public transportation, as a train or bus.
    5. [Informal.]a feeling or state of happiness, exuberance, or elation.
    6. [Slang.]upper (def. 10).
    7. a person or thing that is in a favorable position of wealth, fortune, etc.: People who were ups in the business world suffered losses in the economic depression.
    8. an upward slope;
      elevation.
    9. an upward course or rise, as in price or value: The landlord promised his tenants there would be no further ups in the rent this year.
    10. [Slang.]upper2.
    11. on the up and up, [Informal.]frank;
      honest;
      sincere: He seems to be on the up and up.Also,  on the up-and-up. 

    v.t. 
    1. to put or take up.
    2. to make larger;
      step up: to up output.
    3. to raise;
      go better than (a preceding wager): to up the ante.

    v.i. 
    1. [Informal.]to start up;
      begin something abruptly (usually fol. by and and another verb): Then he upped and ran away from home.
    2. (often used imperatively or hortatively) to rise up: Up, men, and fight until all the enemy are defeated!

    Shades

    shade (shād),USA pronunciation n., v.,  shad•ed, shad•ing. 
    n. 
    1. the comparative darkness caused by the interception or screening of rays of light from an object, place, or area.
    2. a place or an area of comparative darkness, as one sheltered from the sun.
    3. See  window shade. 
    4. a lampshade.
    5. shades: 
      • darkness gathering at the close of day: Shades of night are falling.
      • sunglasses.
      • a reminder of something: shades of the Inquisition.
    6. Usually,  shades. a secluded or obscure place: He was living in the shades.
    7. comparative obscurity.
    8. a specter or ghost.
    9. [Gk. and Rom. Relig.]one of the spirits of the dead inhabiting Hades.
    10. a shadow.
    11. the degree of darkness of a color, determined by the quantity of black or by the lack of illumination.
    12. comparative darkness, as the effect of shadow or dark and light, in pictorial representation;
      the dark part, or a dark part, of a picture or drawing.
    13. a slight variation or degree: a shade of difference.
    14. a little bit;
      touch, esp. of something that may change the color of or lighten or darken something else: coffee with a shade of cream.
    15. anything used for protection against excessive light, heat, etc.
    16. (in architectural shades and shadows) a shadow upon those parts of a solid that are tangent to or turned away from the parallel rays from the theoretical light source. Cf.  shadow (def. 11).
    17. cast or  put someone in or  into the shade, to make another person's efforts seem insignificant by comparison;
      surpass: Her playing puts mine in the shade.
    18. the shades, Hades, as the abode of the spirits of the dead.

    v.t. 
    1. to produce shade in or on.
    2. to obscure, dim, or darken.
    3. to screen or hide from view.
    4. to protect (something) from light, heat, etc., by or as by a screen: to shade the eyes from a bright light.
    5. to cover or screen (a candle, light, etc.): to shade a light to protect the eyes.
      • to introduce degrees of darkness into (a drawing or painting) in order to render light and shadow or give the effect of color.
      • to render the values of light and dark in (a drawn figure, object, etc.), esp. in order to create the illusion of three-dimensionality.
    6. to change by imperceptible degrees into something else.
    7. to reduce (the price) by way of a concession.

    v.i. 
    1. to pass or change by slight graduations, as one color, quality, or thing into another.
    2. shade up, to take shelter (as livestock) from the sun.
    shadeless, adj. 
    shadeless•ness, n. 

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