What Is A Composite Sink
(used interrogatively as a request for specific information):What is the matter?
(used interrogatively to inquire about the character, occupation, etc
, of a person):What does he do?
(used interrogatively to inquire as to the origin, identity, etc
, of something):What are those birds?
(used interrogatively to inquire as to the worth, usefulness, force, or importance of something):What is wealth without friends?
(used interrogatively to request a repetition of words or information not fully understood, usually used in elliptical constructions):You need what?
(used interrogatively to inquire the reason or purpose of something, usually used in elliptical constructions):What of it?
how much?:What does it cost?
(used relatively to indicate that which):I will send what was promised
whatever; anything that:Say what you please
Come what may
the kind of thing or person that:He said what everyone expected he would
They are just what I was expecting
as much as; as many as:We should each give what we can
the thing or fact that (used in parenthetic clauses):He went to the meeting and, what was worse, insisted on speaking
(used to indicate more to follow, additional possibilities, alternatives, etc
):You know what? Shall we go or what?
(used as an intensifier in exclamatory phrases, often followed by an indefinite article):What luck! What an idea!
don't you agree?:An unusual chap, what?
that; which; who:She's the one what told me
the true nature or identity of something, or the sum of its characteristics:a lecture on the whats and hows of crop rotation
(used interrogatively before nouns):What news? What clothes shall I pack?
whatever:Take what supplies you need
to what extent or degree? how much?:What does it matter?
(used to introduce a prepositional phrase beginning with with):What with storms and all, their return was delayed
for what reason or purpose? why?
(used in exclamatory expressions, often followed by a question):What, no salt?
as much as; as far as:He helps me what he can
but what, Informal
but that; but who; who or that … not:Who knows but what the sun may still shine
Say what?, Slang
(used especially among teenagers) What's that you say? Would you repeat that?
So what?, Informal
(an expression of disinterest, disinclination, or contempt
what for, why: What are you doing that for?You want that package now? What for? Older Use: Informal
a punishment or scolding: If he stays out late again, his parents are going to give him what for!
what have you, other things of the same kind; so forth:money, jewels, stocks, and what have you
what if, what would be the outcome if; suppose that:What if everyone who was invited comes?
what it takes, something that enables one to achieve success or attain a desired end, as good looks, ability, or money:There's a young woman who has what it takes to get along in the world
what's what, Informal
the true situation; all the facts:It's high time you told him what's what
rd person singular present indicative of be
as (def )
As noun, plural A's or As, a's or as
the first letter of the English alphabet, a vowel
any spoken sound represented by the letter A or a, as in bake, hat, father, or small
something having the shape of an A
a written or printed representation of the letter A or a
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter A or a
from A to Z, from beginning to end; thoroughly; completely:He knows the Bible from A to Z
not know from A to B, to know nothing; be ignoranta
made up of disparate or separate parts or elements; compound:a composite drawing; a composite philosophy
belonging to the Compositae
Compare composite family
(initial capital letter) Architecture
noting or pertaining to one of the five classical orders, popular especially since the beginning of the Renaissance but invented by the ancient Romans, in which the Roman Ionic and Corinthian orders are combined, so that four diagonally set Ionic volutes, variously ornamented, rest upon a bell of Corinthian acanthus leaves
Compare Corinthian (def ), Doric (def ), Ionic (def ), Tuscan (def )
(of a rocket or missile) having more than one stage
(of a solid propellant) made up of a mixture of fuel and oxidizer
noting a vessel having frames of one material and shells and decking of another, especially one having iron or steel frames with shells and decks planked
of or relating to a composite function or a composite number
something composite; a compound
a composite plant
a picture, photograph, or the like, that combines several separate pictures
As verb (used with object), composited, compositing
to make a composite of
As verb (used without object), sank or, often sunk; sunk or sunken; sinking
to displace part of the volume of a supporting substance or object and become totally or partially submerged or enveloped; fall or descend into or below the surface or to the bottom (often followed by in or into):The battleship sank within two hours
His foot sank in the mud
Her head sinks into the pillows
to fall, drop, or descend gradually to a lower level:The river sank two feet during the dry spell
to settle or fall gradually, as a heavy structure:The tower is slowly sinking
to fall or collapse slowly from weakness, fatigue, distress, etc
:He gasped and sank to his knees
to slope downward; dip:The field sinks toward the highway
to go down toward or below the horizon:the sun sinks in the west
to penetrate, permeate, or seep (usually followed by in or into):Wipe the oil off before it sinks into the wood
to become engulfed or absorbed in or gradually to enter a state (usually followed by in or into):to sink into slumber
to be or become deeply absorbed or involved in a mood or mental state (usually followed by in or into):sunk in thought
She sank into despair
to pass or fall into some lower state, as of fortune, estimation, etc
; degenerate:to sink into poverty
to decline or deteriorate in quality or worth
to fail in physical strength or health
to decrease in amount, extent, intensity, etc
:The temperature sank to ° at noon
to become lower in volume, tone, or pitch:Her voice sank to a whisper
to enter or permeate the mind; become known or understood (usually followed by in or into):He said it four times before the words really sank in
to become concave; become hollow, as the cheeks
to drop or fall gradually into a lower position:He sank down on the bench
As verb (used with object), sank or, often sunk; sunk or sunken; sinking
to cause to become submerged or enveloped; force into or below the surface; cause to plunge in or down:The submarine sank the battleship
He sank his fist into the pillow
to cause to fall, drop, or descend gradually
to cause to penetrate:to sink an ax into a tree trunk
to lower or depress the level of:They sank the roadway by five feet
to bury, plant, or lay (a pipe, conduit, etc
) into or as if into the ground
to dig, bore, or excavate (a hole, shaft, well, etc
to bring to a worse or lower state or status
to bring to utter ruin or collapse:Drinking and gambling sank him completely
to reduce in amount, extent, intensity, etc
to lower in volume, tone, or pitch
to suppress; ignore; omit
to invest in the hope of making a profit or gaining some other return:He sank all his efforts into the business
to lose (money) in an unfortunate investment, enterprise, etc
to throw, shoot, hit, or propel (a ball) so that it goes through or into the basket, hole, pocket, etc
: She sank the ball into the side pocket
to execute (a stroke or throw) so that the ball goes through or into the basket, hole, pocket, etc
: to sink a putt; to sink a free throw
a basin or receptacle, as in a kitchen or laundry, usually connected with a water supply and drainage system, for washing dishes, clothing, etc
a low-lying, poorly drained area where waters collect and sink into the ground or evaporate
sinkhole (def )
a place of vice or corruption
a drain or sewer
a device or place for disposing of energy within a system, as a power-consuming device in an electrical circuit or a condenser in a steam engine
any pond or pit for sewage or waste, as a cesspool or a pool for industrial wastes
any natural process by which contaminants are removed from the atmosphere
sink one's teeth into, to bite deeply or vigorously
to do or enter into with great enthusiasm, concentration, conviction, etc
: to sink my teeth into solving the problem
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