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PLURAL (noun)

The noun PLURAL has 1 sense:

1. the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

Familiarity information: PLURAL used as a noun is very rare.


The form of a word that is used to denote more than one

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


Hypernyms ("plural" is a kind of. ):

descriptor ; form ; signifier ; word form (the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something)

Domain member usage:

writing ((usually plural) the collected work of an author)

workings ; works (the internal mechanism of a device)

white goods (large electrical home appliances (refrigerators or washing machines etc.) that are typically finished in white enamel)

weeds ; widow's weeds (a black garment (dress) worn by a widow as a sign of mourning)

waterworks (workplace where water is stored and purified and distributed for a community)

water wings (a life preserver consisting of a connected pair of inflatable bags that fit under a person's arms and provide buoyancy; used by children learning to swim)

waders (waterproof hip boots (sometimes extending to the chest) worn by anglers)

undies (women's underwear)

underpants (an undergarment that covers the body from the waist no further than to the thighs; usually worn next to the skin)

trews (tight-fitting trousers; usually of tartan)

topside ((usually plural) weather deck; the part of a ship's hull that is above the waterline)

pair of tongs ; tongs (any of various devices for taking hold of objects; usually have two hinged legs with handles above and pointed hooks below)

piece goods ; yard goods (merchandise in the form of fabrics sold by the yard)

superficies (the purely external aspect of a thing; superficial appearance)

title ((usually plural) written material introduced into a movie or TV show to give credits or represent dialogue or explain an action)

telecom ; telecommunication ((often plural) systems used in transmitting messages over a distance electronically)

telecommunication ((often plural) the branch of electrical engineering concerned with the technology of electronic communication at a distance)

intention ((usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal)

bare bones ((plural) the most basic facts or elements)

states' rights (the rights conceded to the states by the United States constitution)

confines (a bounded scope)

manners (social deportment)

nerves (control of your emotions)

odds (the likelihood of a thing occurring rather than not occurring)

leotards ; tights (skintight knit hose covering the body from the waist to the feet worn by acrobats and dancers and as stockings by women and girls)

thinning shears (shears with one serrate blade; used for thinning hair)

eyeglasses ; glasses ; specs ; spectacles (optical instrument consisting of a pair of lenses for correcting defective vision)

soap flakes (soap that has been cut into flakes to make suds faster)

snuffers (scissors for cropping and holding the snuff of a candlewick)

snips ; tinsnips ((plural) hand shears for cutting sheet metal)

small stores (personal items conforming to regulations that are sold aboard ship or at a naval base and charged to the person's pay)

slip-joint pliers (pliers with a joint adjustable to two positions in order to increase the opening of the jaws)

slacks ((usually in the plural) pants for casual wear)

silks (the brightly colored garments of a jockey; emblematic of the stable)

shears (large scissors with strong blades)

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World ; Seven Wonders of the World (impressive monuments created in the ancient world that were regarded with awe)

secateurs (small pruning shears with a spring that holds the handles open and a single blade that closes against a flat surface)

sporting goods (sports equipment sold as a commodity)

stacks (storage space in a library consisting of an extensive arrangement of bookshelves where most of the books are stored)

stairs ; steps (a flight of stairs or a flight of steps)

tail ((usually plural) the reverse side of a coin that does not bear the representation of a person's head)

sweat pants ; sweatpants (loose-fitting trousers with elastic cuffs; worn by athletes)

swaddling bands ; swaddling clothes (a garment (a gown or narrow strips of cloth) for an infant)

dark glasses ; shades ; sunglasses (spectacles that are darkened or polarized to protect the eyes from the glare of the sun)

sundries (miscellaneous objects too numerous or too small to be specified)

stretch pants (trousers made of a stretchy fabric)

street clothes (ordinary clothing suitable for public appearances (as opposed to costumes or sports apparel or work clothes etc.))

stocks (a frame that supports a boat while it is under construction)

stocks (a frame for constraining an animal while it is receiving veterinary attention or while being shod)

stocks (a former instrument of punishment consisting of a heavy timber frame with holes in which the feet (and sometimes the hands) of an offender could be locked)

stocking (close-fitting hosiery to cover the foot and leg; come in matched pairs (usually used in the plural))

pair of scissors ; scissors (and edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades)

curiosa (books on strange or unusual subjects (especially erotica))

depth ((usually plural) a low moral state)

connection ((usually plural) a person who is influential and to whom you are connected in some way (as by family or friendship))

authority ((usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others)

steps (the course along which a person has walked or is walking in)

scraping ((usually plural) a fragment scraped off of something and collected)

scablands ((geology) flat elevated land with poor soil and little vegetation that is scarred by dry channels of glacial origin (especially in eastern Washington))

remains (any object that is left unused or still extant)

lees (the sediment from fermentation of an alcoholic beverage)

dregs ; grounds ; settlings (sediment that has settled at the bottom of a liquid)

down ((usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil)

coffee grounds (the dregs remaining after brewing coffee)

badlands (deeply eroded barren land)

archeological remains (a relic that has been excavated from the soil)

spoil ((usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war))

reparation ((usually plural) compensation exacted from a defeated nation by the victors)

residual ((often plural) a payment that is made to a performer or writer or director of a television show or commercial that is paid for every repeat showing)

hiccough ; hiccup ; singultus ((usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound; sometimes a symptom of indigestion)

boxcars ((usually plural) when two dice are thrown and both come up showing six spots the result is called 'boxcars')

accounts receivable (a creditor's accounts of money owed to him; normally arise from the sale of products or services)

liabilities (anything that is owed to someone else)

right ((frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing)

current assets ; liquid assets ; quick assets (assets in the form of cash (or easily convertible into cash))

reserve assets (capital held back from investment in order to meet probable or possible demands)

deep pocket (a source of substantial wealth (usually plural))

receivables (money that you currently expect to receive from notes or accounts)

assets (anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company)

travel expense ((frequently plural) expenses incurred by an employee in the performance of the job and usually reimbursed by the employer)

close quarters (a situation of being uncomfortably close to someone or something)

depth ((usually plural) the deepest and most remote part)

paring ((usually plural) a part of a fruit or vegetable that is pared or cut off; especially the skin or peel)

oat (seed of the annual grass Avena sativa (spoken of primarily in the plural as 'oats'))

brussels sprouts (the small edible cabbage-like buds growing along a stalk of the brussels sprout plant)

exercise ((usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches)

depredation ; ravage ((usually plural) a destructive action)

order ((often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g. a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed)

deliberation ((usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question)

congratulation ; felicitation ((usually plural) an expression of pleasure at the success or good fortune of another)

suspension point ((usually plural) one of a series of points indicating that something has been omitted or that the sentence is incomplete)

condition ; term ((usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement)

compliments ; regard ; wish ((usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare)

greeting ; salutation ((usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting))

people ((plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively)

peoples (the human beings of a particular nation or community or ethnic group)

ancients (people who lived in times long past (especially during the historical period before the fall of the Roman Empire in western Europe))

unemployed ; unemployed people (people who are involuntarily out of work (considered as a group))

headquarters ((plural) a military unit consisting of a commander and the headquarters staff)

fedayeen ((plural) Arab guerrillas who operate mainly against Israel)

Sabaoth ((plural) hosts or armies; used in the book of Romans in the New Testament)

rich ; rich people (people who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group))

poor ;

poor people (people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group))

brethren ((plural) the lay members of a male religious order)

folks (your parents)

interest ; interest group ((usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims)

flinders (bits and splinters and fragments)

grass roots (the common people at a local level (as distinguished from the centers of political activity))

overtone ((usually plural) an ulterior implicit meaning or quality)

saltworks (a plant where salt is produced commercially)

consumer goods (goods (as food or clothing) intended for direct use or consumption)

bones ; castanets ; clappers ; finger cymbals ; maraca (a percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance)

boards (the stage of a theater)

boards (the boarding that surrounds an ice hockey rink)

bleachers (an outdoor grandstand without a roof; patrons are exposed to the sun as linens are when they are bleached)

binoculars ; field glasses ; opera glasses (an optical instrument designed for simultaneous use by both eyes)

bikini pants (small and tight-fitting underpants; worn by women)

bellows (a mechanical device that blows a strong current of air; used to make a fire burn more fiercely or to sound a musical instrument)

bell-bottoms ; bellbottom pants ; bellbottom trousers (trousers with legs that flare; worn by sailors; absurdly wide hems were fashionable in the 1960s)

bedspring ((usually plural) one of the springs holding up the mattress of a bed)

bath salts (a preparation that softens or scents a bath)

brace ; gallus ; suspender (elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural))

colors ; colours (a flag that shows its nationality)

clews (the cords used to suspend a hammock)

cleats (shoes with leather or metal projections on the soles)

cleaners ; dry cleaners (shop where dry cleaning is done)

civies ; civvies (civilian garb as opposed to a military uniform)

chap ((usually in the plural) leather leggings without a seat; joined by a belt; often have flared outer flaps; worn over trousers by cowboys to protect their legs)

chain tongs (a pipe wrench used for turning large pipes; an adjustable chain circles the pipe with its ends connected to the head whose teeth engage the pipe)

cafeteria facility ((usually plural) facilities for providing food for employees or visitors)

buckskins (breeches made of buckskin)

britches (informal term for breeches)

briefs ; Jockey shorts (short tight-fitting underpants (trade name Jockey shorts))

basic ; staple ((usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant)

backstairs (a second staircase at the rear of a building)

calisthenics ; callisthenics (light exercises designed to promote general fitness)

services (performance of duties or provision of space and equipment helpful to others)

deeds ; works (performance of moral or religious acts)

heroics (ostentatious or vainglorious or extravagant or melodramatic conduct)

Ludi Saeculares ; secular games (the centennial rites and games of ancient Rome that marked the commencement of a new generation (100 years representing the longest life in a generation); observances may have begun as early as the 5th century BC and lasted well into the Christian era)

craps (a gambling game played with two dice; a first throw of 7 or 11 wins and a first throw of 2, 3, or 12 loses and a first throw of any other number must be repeated to win before a 7 is thrown, which loses the bet and the dice)

sweepstakes (a lottery in which the prize consists of the money paid by the participants)

innings (the batting turn of a cricket player or team)

ambages ((archaic) roundabout or mysterious ways of action)

wings (a means of flight or ascent)

hustings (the activities involved in political campaigning (especially speech making))

arts and crafts (the arts of decorative design and handicraft)

contretemps (an awkward clash)

Augean stables ((Greek mythology) the extremely dirty stables that were finally cleaned by Hercules who diverted two rivers through them)

appointment ; fitting ((usually plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel))

props (proper respect)

last respects (the act of expressing respect for someone who has died)

dirty tricks (underhand commercial or political behavior designed to discredit an opponent)

swaddling clothes (restrictions placed on the immature)

operations ; trading operations (financial transactions at a brokerage; having to do with the execution of trades and keeping customer records)

alms (money or goods contributed to the poor)

round ((often plural) a series of professional calls (usually in a set order))

Stations ; Stations of the Cross ((Roman Catholic Church) a devotion consisting of fourteen prayers said before a series of fourteen pictures or carvings representing successive incidents during Jesus' passage from Pilate's house to his crucifixion at Calvary)

devotion ((usually plural) religious observance or prayers (usually spoken silently))

last rites (rites performed in connection with a death or burial)

relation ((usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups)

cords ; corduroys (cotton trousers made of corduroy cloth)

rings (gymnastic apparatus consisting of a pair of heavy metal circles (usually covered with leather) suspended by ropes; used for gymnastic exercises)

military quarters (living quarters for personnel on a military post)

long johns (warm underwear with long legs)

locking pliers (pliers that can be locked in place)

living quarters ; quarters (housing available for people to live in)

lion-jaw forceps (a type of forceps)

golf links ; links (a golf course that is built on sand ground near a shore)

limbers (a channel or gutter on either side of a ship's keelson; carries bilge water into the pump well)

knockout drops (chloral hydrate in combination with alcohol; usually administered surreptitiously to make the drinker unconscious)

blue jean ; denim ; jean ((usually plural) close-fitting pants of heavy denim for manual work or casual wear)

ironworks (the workplace where iron is smelted or where iron goods are made)

Napier's bones ; Napier's rods (a set of graduated rods formerly used to do multiplication and division by a method invented by John Napier)

needlenose pliers (small pliers with long thin jaws for fine work)

packaged goods (groceries that are packaged for sale)

regimentals (the military uniform and insignia of a regiment)

rariora ((plural) rare collector's items)

rabbit ears (an indoor TV antenna; consists of two extendible rods that form a V)

punch pliers (punch consisting of pliers for perforating paper or leather)

public works (structures (such as highways or schools or bridges or docks) constructed at government expense for public use)

pruning shears (shears with strong blades used for light pruning of woody plants)

plus fours (men's baggy knickers hanging below the knees; formerly worn for sports (especially golf))

pair of pliers ; pliers ; plyers (a gripping hand tool with two hinged arms and (usually) serrated jaws)

bars ; parallel bars (gymnastic apparatus consisting of two parallel wooden rods supported on uprights)

pantie ; panty ; scanty ; step-in (short underpants for women or children (usually used in the plural))

chains ; irons (metal shackles; for hands or legs)

ice tongs (tongs for lifting blocks of ice)

fixings ; trimmings (the accessories that normally accompany (something or some activity))

firework ; pyrotechnic ((usually plural) a device with an explosive that burns at a low rate and with colored flames; can be used to illuminate areas or send signals etc.)

coal tongs ; fire tongs (tongs for taking hold of burning coals)

fatigues (military uniform worn by military personnel when doing menial labor)

fancy goods (goods that are chiefly ornamental)

Epsom salts ((used with a singular noun) hydrated magnesium sulfate used as a laxative)

eaves (the overhang at the lower edge of a roof)

drygoods ; soft goods (textiles or clothing and related merchandise)

dress blues ; dress whites (a dress uniform for formal occasions)

diggings ; digs (an excavation for ore or precious stones or for archaeology)

crown jewels (regalia (jewellery and other paraphernalia) worn by a sovereign on state occasions)

flannel ; gabardine ; tweed ; white ((usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth)

flats (footwear (shoes or slippers) with no heel (or a very low heel))

houselights (lights that illuminate the audience's part of a theater or other auditorium)

hot pants (skin-tight very short pants worn by young women as an outer garment)

headquarters ; HQ ; military headquarters (the military installation from which a commander performs the functions of command)

head ((usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head)

foodstuff ; grocery ((usually plural) consumer goods sold by a grocer)

goggles (tight-fitting spectacles worn to protect the eyes)

gasworks (the workplace where coal gas is manufactured)

gallows (an instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which a condemned person is executed by hanging)

furnishing ; trappings ((usually plural) accessory wearing apparel)

furnishing ((usually plural) the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable)

forceps (an extractor consisting of a pair of pincers used in medical treatment (especially for the delivery of babies))

footlights (theater light at the front of a stage that illuminate the set and actors)


singular (the form of a word that is used to denote a singleton)

Domain member usage:

bifocals (eyeglasses having two focal lengths)

nightclothes (garments designed to be worn in bed)

Category: Forex

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