[kuh n-fahy-ding] /kənˈfaɪ dɪŋ/
trustful; credulous or unsuspicious:
a confiding nature.
[kuh n-fahyd] /kənˈfaɪd/
verb (used without object), confided, confiding.
to impart secrets trustfully; discuss private matters or problems (usually followed by in):
She confides in no one but her husband.
to have full trust; have faith:
They confided in their own ability.
verb (used with object), confided, confiding.
to tell in assurance of secrecy:
He confided all his plans to her.
to entrust; commit to the charge or knowledge of another:
She confided her jewelry to her sister.
usually foll by in; when tr, may take a clause as object. to disclose (secret or personal matters) in confidence (to); reveal in private (to)
(intransitive) foll by in. to have complete trust
(transitive) to entrust into another’s keeping
mid-15c., “to trust or have faith,” from Latin confidere “to trust in, rely firmly upon, believe” (see confidence). Meaning “to share a secret with” is from 1735; phrase confide in (someone) is from 1888. Related: Confided; confiding.
operating system A text file containing special system configuration commands. It is found in the root directory on an MS-DOS computer, typically on drive C (the hard disk). It is read by MS-DOS at boot time, after the setup has been read from CMOS RAM and before running AUTOEXEC.BAT. It can be modified by the […]
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[kuh n-fig-yer] /kənˈfɪg yər/ verb (used with object), configured, configuring. 1. to design or adapt to form a specific configuration or for some specific purpose: The planes are being configured to hold more passengers in each row. 2. Computers. /ˌkənˈfɪɡə/ verb (transitive) 1. to arrange or organize 2. (computing) to set up (a piece of […]
jargon A luser who twiddles with computer settings until it no longer works and must be fixed by the system administror. (2007-03-20)