pil|fer|ing


pil|fer|ing
pil|fer|ing «PIHL fuhr ihng», noun.
= pilferage. (Cf.pilferage)

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  • pil´fer|er — pil|fer «PIHL fuhr», intransitive verb, transitive verb. to steal in small quantities: »to pilfer from a cash box, to pilfer stamps. The tramp pilfered some apples from the barrel. Figurative. And not a year but pilfers as he goes Some youthful… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pil|fer — «PIHL fuhr», intransitive verb, transitive verb. to steal in small quantities: »to pilfer from a cash box, to pilfer stamps. The tramp pilfered some apples from the barrel. Figurative. And not a year but pilfers as he goes Some youthful grace… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pil|fer|age — «PIHL fuhr ihj», noun. 1. the act or practice of pilfering; petty theft. 2. that which is pilfered; stolen goods …   Useful english dictionary

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  • suf´fer|ing|ly — suf|fer|ing «SUHF uhr ihng, SUHF rihng», noun, adjective. –n. 1. the condition of being in pain; pain: »Hunger causes suffering. Motherhood will give the mother much suffering to bear (Newsweek). Those little anodynes that deaden suffering (Emily …   Useful english dictionary

  • suf|fer|ing — «SUHF uhr ihng, SUHF rihng», noun, adjective. –n. 1. the condition of being in pain; pain: »Hunger causes suffering. Motherhood will give the mother much suffering to bear (Newsweek). Those little anodynes that deaden suffering (Emily Dickinson) …   Useful english dictionary

  • of|fer|ing — «AWF uhr ihng, OF ; AWF rihng, OF », noun. 1. the act of giving something as an act of worship or devotion: »the slave s offering of obedience. SYNONYM(S): oblation. 2. a) a contribution or gift, as to a church, for some special purpose:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • of·fer·ing — /ˈɑːfərıŋ/ noun, pl ings [count] 1 a : something that is given to God or a god as a part of religious worship ceremonial/sacrificial offerings 1 b : an act of giving a religious offering Each household must make daily offerings to the gods …   Useful english dictionary

  • suf·fer·ing — /ˈsʌfərıŋ/ noun, pl ings 1 [noncount] : pain that is caused by injury, illness, loss, etc. : physical, mental, or emotional pain ways to alleviate human suffering They hope these new drugs …   Useful english dictionary

  • long|suf|fer|ing — long suf|fer|ing or long|suf|fer|ing «LNG SUHF uhr ihng, SUHF rihng; LONG », adjective, noun. –adj. enduring trouble, pain, or injury long and patiently: »Various were the excesses committed by the insubordinate troops…upon the long suffering… …   Useful english dictionary