the expression of a wish that misfortune, evil, doom, etc., befall a person, group, etc.
a formula or charm intended to cause such misfortune to another.
the act of reciting such a formula.
a profane oath; curse word.
an evil that has been invoked upon one.
the cause of evil, misfortune, or trouble.
Slang. the menstrual period; menstruation (usually preceded by the).
an ecclesiastical censure or anathema.
verb (used with object), cursed or curst, cursing.
to wish or invoke evil, calamity, injury, or destruction upon.
to swear at.
to afflict with great evil.
verb (used without object), cursed or curst, cursing.
to utter curses; swear profanely.
a profane or obscene expression of anger, disgust, surprise, etc; oath
an appeal to a supernatural power for harm to come to a specific person, group, etc
harm resulting from an appeal to a supernatural power: to be under a curse
something that brings or causes great trouble or harm
a saying, charm, effigy, etc, used to invoke a curse
an ecclesiastical censure of excommunication
(informal) the curse, menstruation or a menstrual period
verb curses, cursing, cursed, (archaic) curst
(intransitive) to utter obscenities or oaths
(transitive) to abuse (someone) with obscenities or oaths
(transitive) to invoke supernatural powers to bring harm to (someone or something)
(transitive) to bring harm upon
(transitive) another word for excommunicate
denounced by God against the serpent (Gen. 3:14), and against Cain (4:11). These divine maledictions carried their effect with them. Prophetical curses were sometimes pronounced by holy men (Gen. 9:25; 49:7; Deut. 27:15; Josh. 6:26). Such curses are not the consequence of passion or revenge, they are predictions. No one on pain of death shall curse father or mother (Ex. 21:17), nor the prince of his people (22:28), nor the deaf (Lev. 19:14). Cursing God or blaspheming was punishable by death (Lev. 24:10-16). The words “curse God and die” (R.V., “renounce God and die”), used by Job’s wife (Job 2:9), have been variously interpreted. Perhaps they simply mean that as nothing but death was expected, God would by this cursing at once interpose and destroy Job, and so put an end to his sufferings.
verb (used with object) 1. to cut short; cut off a part of; abridge; reduce; diminish. verb 1. (transitive) to cut short; abridge
noun 1. a hanging piece of fabric used to shut out the light from a window, adorn a room, increase privacy, etc. 2. a movable or folding screen used for similar purposes. 3. Chiefly New England. a window shade. 4. Theater. a set of hanging drapery for concealing all or part of the stage or […]
noun, plural unci [uhn-sahy] /ˈʌn saɪ/ (Show IPA). Anatomy. 1. any hook-shaped or curved part of a body process, especially the hippocampal gyrus in the temporal lobe of the brain. noun (pl) unci (ˈʌnsaɪ) 1. (zoology, anatomy) a hooked part or process, as in the human cerebrum uncus un·cus (ŭng’kəs) n. pl. un·ci (ŭn’sī) A […]
noun 1. a soft bag of cloth, leather, or rubber, filled with feathers, air, foam rubber, etc., on which to sit, kneel, or lie. 2. anything similar in form, used to dampen shocks or to prevent excessive pressure or chafing. 3. something to absorb or counteract a shock, jar, or jolt, as a body of […]