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leopard

  

      n  
1      (Also called)    panther   a large feline mammal, Panthera pardus, of forests of Africa and Asia, usually having a tawny yellow coat with black rosette-like spots  
2    any of several similar felines, such as the snow leopard and cheetah  
3    clouded leopard   a feline, Neofelis nebulosa, of SE Asia and Indonesia with a yellowish-brown coat marked with darker spots and blotches  
4      (Heraldry)   a stylized leopard, painted as a lion with the face turned towards the front  
5    the pelt of a leopard  
     (C13: from Old French lepart, from Late Latin leopardus, from Late Greek leópardos, from leon lion + pardos pard2 (the leopard was thought to be the result of cross-breeding))  
  leopardess      fem n  


leopard lily  
      n   a North American lily plant, Lilium pardalinum, cultivated for its large orange-red flowers, with brown-spotted petals and long stamens  
leopard moth  
      n   a nocturnal European moth, Zeuzera pyrina, having white wings and body, both marked with black spots: family Cossidae  
leopard's-bane  
      n   any of several Eurasian perennial plants of the genus Doronicum, esp. D. plantagineum, having clusters of yellow flowers: family Compositae (composites)  
snow leopard  
      n   a large feline mammal, Panthera uncia, of mountainous regions of central Asia, closely related to the leopard but having a long pale brown coat marked with black rosettes,   (Also called)    ounce  
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exp.
expression meaning "things never change"
exp.
keep informed of changes
"Please, keep me posted on your project`s progress."
n.
a person who thinks about being an entrepreneur or starting a business but never gets started.
n.
is a test process that is performed after the software has been changed in order to verify if the changes didn't affect other software parts
n.
Materialistic concept neonewtonist. In its measures, this variation of length of traveled route (by unit of time) by a group of photons ( φ is the initial of photons) - the light signal - is equal to what is collectively called " radial velocity". It distinguishes itself from it in its gnoseology.
Phys. Concept before 2007 The redshift indicates the phi-speed of a star. But do not give the immediate knowledge of its absolute speed.
n.
1. using copyright law to make a piece of work freely available and allowing its free distribution and modification (as long as its derivate versions follow the same copyright rules)
adj.
when a shop is boarded up, it means it is no longer in business and that wooden planks have been nailed over its windows.
one in seven shops in the UK are boarded up
n.
a Registered Trademark owned by WHAM-O INC, commonly used to refer its famous flying disc
n.
A water-storage area making the surrounding region fertile, or providing a city with its water supply.
[Tech.]
n.
is the recreation of any entity after its death or destruction
video gaming
n.
Intentional copying and using a software product without the permission of its owner.
[Tech.];[Leg.] Intentional copying and using a software product without the permission of its owner.
det.
Legal exclusive right of a person in pure virtual property which he can dispose of with its free will.
[Tech.];[Leg.] Legal exclusive right of a person in pure virtual property which he can dispose of with its free will.
exp.
virtual electronic assets, value or obligations bequeathed to a person after its former owner's death
[Tech.];[US];[Internet] value or obligations in cyberspace transitable upon the death of an individual
exp.
to take OR turn OR bring something down a notch means to decrease its intensity
v.
To change something into something better
Fanute the apartment into a house. Jesus can fanute water into wine.
exp.
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
id.
damn it!
Rats! I will be late to the meeting.
exp.
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
exp.
it's ready!
or "dinner's ready!"; "lunch is ready!"; "breakfast's ready!"
n.
new trend in computing to take into account the environmental aspect when designing IT systems.
exp.
"to be up for it" means to be willing to participate
she's really up for it: elle est partante
exp.
it occurred to me, I suddenly thought of it, I had an idea all of a sudden
E.g: I wondered all day long how to solve this problem and it suddenly hit me...I had to talk to Marry.
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to say what is on their mind, what is bothering them
exp.
consider that two parties don't owe anything to each other
v.
avoid or at least minimize risks ; choose the safest way in case of doubt
to be on the safe side ; play safe
exp.
ça craint! ; c'est nul!
[Arg.];[Slang]
exp.
When something is 'in the air', it means something exciting or significant is taking place or about to happen. Ex.: Spring is in the air - it's time for change!
n.
means a liquid is not clear: this tea's got bits in it, I don't like yogurt with bits in it
assez proche de l'idée de 'il y a à boire et à manger'
exp.
it sounds interesting or attractive
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.

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