adjective, scantier, scantiest.
scant in amount, quantity, etc.; barely sufficient.
meager; not adequate.
lacking amplitude in extent or compass.
noun, plural scanties.
scanties, very brief underpants, especially for women.
adjective scantier, scantiest
limited; barely enough; meagre
lacking fullness; small
noun 1. an area of water off the N coast of Scotland, in the Orkney Islands: British naval base; German warships scuttled 1919. noun 1. an extensive landlocked anchorage off the N coast of Scotland, in the Orkney Islands: major British naval base in both World Wars. Length: about 24 km (15 miles). Width: 13 […]
noun 1. Botany. a leafless peduncle rising from the ground. 2. Zoology. a stemlike part, as the shaft of a feather. 3. Architecture. the shaft of a column. 4. Entomology. the stemlike basal segment of the antenna of certain insects. noun, verb (used with or without object), scaped, scaping. Archaic. 1. escape. 1. a combining […]
noun, verb (used with or without object), scaped, scaping. Archaic. 1. escape. noun 1. a leafless stalk in plants that arises from a rosette of leaves and bears one or more flowers 2. (zoology) a stalklike part, such as the first segment of an insect’s antenna verb, noun 1. an archaic word for escape
noun 1. a person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place. 2. Chiefly Biblical. a goat let loose in the wilderness on Yom Kippur after the high priest symbolically laid the sins of the people on its head. Lev. 16:8,10,26. verb (used with object) 3. to make […]