Definition of Afar

Afar adv. means: At, to, or from a great distance; far away; -- often used with from preceding, or off following; as, he was seen from afar; I saw him afar off.

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Afar adv. means: At, to, or from a great distance; far away; -- often used with from preceding, or off following; as, he was seen from afar; I saw him afar off.

Meaning of Afar

Afar (adv.) means: At, to, or from a great distance; far away; -- often used with from preceding, or off following; as, he was seen from afar; I saw him afar off.

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Afar (adv.): At, to, or from a great distance; far away; -- often used with from preceding, or off following; as, he was seen from afar; I saw him afar off.

Eloign (v. t.): To remove afar off; to withdraw.

Apomecometry (n.): The art of measuring the distance of objects afar off.

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Meaning of a lo lejos

a lo lejos means: from afar; at a distance. (lit.: at the distant; allso in the form “a los lejos.”)

Meaning of Make land

Make land means: To discover land from afar.

Meaning of ming-ray, ming-rayed

ming-ray, ming-rayed means: An individual is "ming-rayed" when his/her school-bag/folder is left unnattended. Once this is noticed by another individual, this person will alert others to join him, before instigating the act of "ming-ray"; whereby the contents of the bag are emptied and spread as far as possible within the general vicinity before the victim notices/moves to prevent it. When the victim does notice, the word "ming-ray" is shouted by the attackers, with prolonged emphasis on the "ray". So, on discovering the attack, a victim will hear "ming-raaaaay!" shouted from afar. , "Ming-ray" was popular at John Mason School, Abingdon, OXON, England, where it may have originated. It is believed to have spread to other local schools, notably Larkmead.

Meaning of Flying Dutchman

Flying Dutchman means: (1) According to folklore, is a ghost ship that can never go home, doomed to sail the oceans forever. The Flying Dutchman is usually spotted from afar, sometimes glowing with ghostly light. It is said that if hailed by another ship, its crew will try to send messages to land or to people long dead. In ocean lore, the sight of this phantom ship is a portent of doom. (2) Flying Dutchman One superstition has it that any mariner who sees the ghost ship called the Flying Dutchman will die within the day. The tale of the Flying Dutchman trying to round the Cape of Good Hope against strong winds and never succeeding, then trying to make Cape Horn and failing there too, has been the most famous of maritime ghost stories for more 300 years. The cursed spectral ship sailing back and forth on its endless voyage, its ancient white-hair crew crying for help while hauling at her sail, inspired Samuel Taylor Coleridge to write his classic "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," to name but one famous literary work. The real Flying Dutchman is supposed to have set sail in 1660.

Meaning of Toe the line

Toe the line means: The space between each pair of deck planks in a wooden ship was filled with a packing material called "oakum" and then sealed with a mixture of pitch and tar. The result, from afar, was a series of parallel lines a half-foot or so apart, running the length of the deck. Once a week, as a rule, usually on Sunday, a warship's crew was ordered to fall in at quarters -- that is, each group of men into which the crew was divided would line up in formation in a given area of the deck. To insure a neat alignment of each row, the Sailors were directed to stand with their toes just touching a particular seam. Another use for these seams was punitive. The youngsters in a ship, be they ship's boys or student officers, might be required to stand with their toes just touching a designated seam for a length of time as punishment for some minor infraction of discipline, such as talking or fidgeting at the wrong time. A tough captain might require the miscreant to stand there, not talking to anyone, in fair weather or foul, for hours at a time. Hopefully, he would learn it was easier and more pleasant to conduct himself in the required manner rather than suffer the punishment. From these two uses of deck seams comes our cautionary word to obstreperous youngsters to "toe the line."

Meaning of Afar

Afar means: At, to, or from a great distance; far away; -- often used with from preceding, or off following; as, he was seen from afar; I saw him afar off.

Meaning of Eloign

Eloign means: To remove afar off; to withdraw.

Meaning of Apomecometry

Apomecometry means: The art of measuring the distance of objects afar off.

Dictionary words and meanings

Meaning of Chancing

Chancing means: of Chance

Meaning of Cloud-built

Cloud-built means: Built of, or in, the clouds; airy; unsubstantial; imaginary.

Meaning of Confalon

Confalon means: One of a fraternity of seculars, also called Penitents.

Meaning of Rondache

Rondache means: A circular shield carried by foot soldiers.

Meaning of Stibiated

Stibiated means: Combined or impregnated with antimony (stibium).

Slang words and meanings

Meaning of DO ME A FAVOUR

DO ME A FAVOUR means: Do me a favour is London Cockney rhyming slang for neighbour.

Meaning of IDDY

IDDY means: Iddy is London slang for a Jew.

Meaning of bore stiff

bore stiff means: Verb. Bore completely.

Meaning of Mottisa

Mottisa means: Back in slave days the Black servants would ask "Mo tee Sah", which in proper English translates to "More tea Sir?"

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