the elimination of some or reduction of all electric lights of a city, especially as a precaution against attack in time of war.
any curtailment of electric power, as by a severe storm.
noun (mainly US)
a dimming or reduction in the use of electric lights in a city, esp to conserve electric power or as a defensive precaution in wartime
a temporary reduction in electrical power Compare blackout (sense 3)
a temporary slowing down of the workings of the internet caused when too many users attempt to access it at the same time
Note: This reduced voltage can result in damage to many electronic devices.
a seaport in S Texas, near the mouth of the Rio Grande. Contemporary Examples Bloomberg’s Big Win? New York’s Largest Gun Raid Ever Eliza Shapiro August 19, 2013 How I Went From Prep School to Prison John Forté February 16, 2009 Historical Examples Reports of the Committee on the Conduct of the War United States […]
a dark tertiary color with a yellowish or reddish hue. Offensive. a person whose skin has a light- or dark-brown pigmentation. of the color brown. (of animals) having skin, fur, hair, or feathers of that color. sunburned or tanned. Often Offensive. (of human beings) having the skin naturally pigmented a brown color. to make or […]
to eat, nibble at, or feed on (leaves, tender shoots, or other soft vegetation). to graze; pasture on. to look through or glance at casually: He’s browsing the shelves for something to read. to feed on or nibble at foliage, lichen, berries, etc. to graze. to glance at random through a book, magazine, etc. to […]
a person or thing that browses. Also called Web browser. Digital Technology. a software program that allows the user to find and read encoded documents in a form suitable for display, especially such a program for use on the World Wide Web. Contemporary Examples Young Voters Still Read MSN, Yahoo David Frum September 26, 2013 […]