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flower power

  
  
Flower power is an old-fashioned way of referring to hippies and the culture associated with hippies in the late 1960s and early 1970s.      n-uncount  
...the era of flower power.     
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flower     ( flowers    plural & 3rd person present)   ( flowering    present participle)   ( flowered    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A flower is the part of a plant which is often brightly coloured, grows at the end of a stem, and only survives for a short time.  
Each individual flower is tiny., ...large, purplish-blue flowers.     
2       n-count   A flower is a stem of a plant that has one or more flowers on it and has been picked, usually with others, for example to give as a present or to put in a vase.  
usu pl  
...a bunch of flowers sent by a new admirer.     
3       n-count   Flowers are small plants that are grown for their flowers as opposed to trees, shrubs, and vegetables.  
usu pl  
...a lawned area surrounded by plants and flowers..., The flower garden will be ablaze with colour every day.     
4       verb   When a plant or tree flowers, its flowers appear and open.  
Several of these rhododendrons will flower this year for the first time.      V  
5       verb   When something flowers, for example a political movement or a relationship, it gets stronger and more successful.   (=blossom)  
Their relationship flowered.      V  
6    When a plant is in flower or when it has come into flower, its flowers have appeared and opened.  
in flower      phrase   usu v-link PHR, PHR after v  
7   
    flowered  


flower arranging     
Flower arranging is the art or hobby of arranging cut flowers in a way which makes them look attractive.      n-uncount  
flower power     
Flower power is an old-fashioned way of referring to hippies and the culture associated with hippies in the late 1960s and early 1970s.      n-uncount  
...the era of flower power.     
wild flower        ( wild flowers    plural  ) , wildflower   Wild flowers are flowers which grow naturally in the countryside, rather than being grown by people in gardens.      n-count  

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flower

  

      n  
1    bloom, blossom, efflorescence  
2      (figurative)   best, choicest part, cream, crème de la crème, elite, freshness, greatest or finest point, height, pick, vigour  
      vb  
3    bloom, blossom, blow, burgeon, effloresce, flourish, mature, open, unfold  

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adj.
a person with more power or authority than others
Eg.: Your father is one of the dominant man in his section because he is boss.
exp.
used to point out that small problems or unpleasant events can in the end help things get better
n.
1:to utter taunting words 2:to deride or tease with taunting words 'The Gridiron Show group joked with and gibed at those in the Memphis power structure, politicians mostly. Rarely did anyone get their feelings hurt by the skits in the shows…." — Toby Sells, Memphis Magazine, December 2014
n.
a political system where power is based on the wealthiest elements of the society
[Pol.]
n.
dominant position, use of an office with power and influence to expose or impose one's views
canned by Theodore Roosevelt
n.
Poisonously vicious person in position of power who is not immediately identified as such. Both sexes. Euphemism.
exp.
The rights of ownership and power for transference of one’s web assets belong to the individual.
[Tech.]
id.
expression referring to the belief that those who hold the power are entitled to anything
n.
computation device whose processing power is derived from the application of quantum physics phenomena
[Tech.]
exp.
live without being connected to one of more public utilities (such as water, electric power)
n.
game of power inside a company's board or management team
[Leg.];[Bus.]
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