n. Propr. Screen etc. From which a speaker reads a television script.
n. Us 1 slot-machine.
- cafeteria dispensing food and drink from slot-machines. [french: related to *automaton]
n. (pl. -ies) post-mortem. [greek autoptes eye-witness]
n. Extreme greed for wealth. avaricious adj. [latin avarus greedy]
—n. - usual amount, extent, or rate.
- amount obtained by adding two or more numbers and dividing by how many there are.
- (with ref. To speed etc.) Ratio obtained by subtracting the inital from the final value of each element of the ratio (average of 50 miles per hour).
- law damage to or loss of a ship or cargo. —adj. - a usual, ordinary. B mediocre.
- constituting an average (the average age is 72). —v. (-ging) 1 amount on average to.
- do on average.
- estimate the average of. average out (at) result in an average (of). Law of averages principle that if one of two extremes occurs the other will also. On (or on an) average as an average rate or estimate. [arabic, = damaged goods]
n. Person who flies aircraft.
n. (pl. -s) 1 (in full avocado pear) dark green edible pear-shaped fruit with yellowish-green creamy flesh.
- tree bearing it. [spanish from aztec]
adj. Inspiring awe; dreaded.
adv. - badly; unpleasantly (played awfully).
- colloq. Very (awfully pleased).
adj. - difficult to use or deal with.
- clumsy, ungainly.
- a embarrassed. B embarrassing. [obsolete awk perverse]