Scot. and North England. a contest, as between two athletes or two groups of workers, especially a reaping contest between farmworkers.
verb (used without object)
Scot. and North England. to contest, fight, or strive, especially to strive in a reaping contest.
a short, coarse, brittle fiber, used chiefly in the manufacture of carpets.
Jack F. 1935–2009, U.S. politician: congressman 1970–89.
a male given name.
a coarse hair or strand of hair, esp one in a fleece that resists dyeing
/kɛmp/ noun 1. Margery. ?1373–?1440, English mystic. Her autobiography, The Book of Margery Kempe, describes her mystical experiences and pilgrimages in Europe and Palestine 2. (German) (ˈkɛmpə). Rudolf (ˈruːdɔlf). 1910–76, German orchestral conductor, noted esp for his interpretations of Wagner
[kem-pis] /ˈkɛm pɪs/ noun 1. Thomas à, 1379?–1471, German ecclesiastic and author. /ˈkɛmpɪs/ noun 1. Thomas à. ?1380–1471, German Augustinian monk, generally regarded as the author of the devotional work The Imitation of Christ
[kempt] /kɛmpt/ adjective 1. neatly or tidily kept: a kempt little cottage. 2. combed, as hair. /kɛmpt/ adjective 1. (of hair) tidy; combed See also unkempt adj. “well-combed, neat,” late 14c., from past tense of dialectal kemb, from Old English cemdan (see unkempt). A rare word after c.1500; any modern use probably is a whimsical […]
[kemp] /kɛmp/ noun 1. a short, coarse, brittle fiber, used chiefly in the manufacture of carpets. /kɛmp/ noun 1. a coarse hair or strand of hair, esp one in a fleece that resists dyeing