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Noun1.plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
relation - (usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups; "international relations"
flying colors, flying colours - complete success; "they passed inspection with flying colors"
wings - a means of flight or ascent; "necessity lends wings to inspiration"
ambages - (archaic) roundabout or mysterious ways of action
innings - the batting turn of a cricket player or team
sweepstakes - a lottery in which the prize consists of the money paid by the participants
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
high jinks, high jinx, hijinks, jinks - noisy and mischievous merrymaking
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
heroics - ostentatious or vainglorious or extravagant or melodramatic conduct; "heroics are for those epic films they make in Hollywood"
deeds, works - performance of moral or religious acts; "salvation by deeds"; "the reward for good works"
services - performance of duties or provision of space and equipment helpful to others; "the mayor tried to maintain city services"; "the medical services are excellent"
calisthenics, callisthenics - light exercises designed to promote general fitness; "several different calisthenics were illustrated in the video"
hustings - the activities involved in political campaigning (especially speech making)
arts and crafts - the arts of decorative design and handicraft; "they sponsored arts and crafts in order to encourage craftsmanship in an age of mass production"
contretemps - an awkward clash; "he tried to smooth over his contretemps with the policeman"
last rites - rites performed in connection with a death or burial
devotion - (usually plural) religious observance or prayers (usually spoken silently); "he returned to his devotions"
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
round - (often plural) a series of professional calls (usually in a set order); "the doctor goes on his rounds first thing every morning"; "the postman's rounds"; "we enjoyed our round of the local bars"
alms - money or goods contributed to the poor
operations, trading operations - financial transactions at a brokerage; having to do with the execution of trades and keeping customer records
swaddling clothes - restrictions placed on the immature
dirty tricks - underhand commercial or political behavior designed to discredit an opponent
last respects - the act of expressing respect for someone who has died; "he paid his last respects by standing quietly at the graveside"
props - proper respect; "I have to give my props to the governor for the way he handled the problem"
appointment, fitting - (usually plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel)
Augean stables - (Greek mythology) the extremely dirty stables that were finally cleaned by Hercules who diverted two rivers through them
backstairs - a second staircase at the rear of a building
staple, basic - (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
bath salts - a preparation that softens or scents a bath
bedspring - (usually plural) one of the springs holding up the mattress of a bed
bellbottom pants, bellbottom trousers, bell-bottoms - trousers with legs that flare; worn by sailors; absurdly wide hems were fashionable in the 1960s
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
Bermuda shorts, Jamaica shorts - short pants that end at the knee
bikini pants - small and tight-fitting underpants; worn by women
binoculars, field glasses, opera glasses - an optical instrument designed for simultaneous use by both eyes
bleachers - an outdoor grandstand without a roof; patrons are exposed to the sun as linens are when they are bleached
bloomers, pants, drawers, knickers - underpants worn by women; "she was afraid that her bloomers might have been showing"
boards - the boarding that surrounds an ice hockey rink
boards - the stage of a theater; "most actors love to stride the boards"
bones, castanets, clappers, finger cymbals - 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
References in classic literature ?
Forgive me for coming, but I couldn't pass the day without seeing you," he went on, speaking French, as he always did to avoid using the stiff Russian plural form, so impossibly frigid between them, and the dangerously intimate singular.
Lidi, by the way, is both the singular and plural form of the noun that describes the huge beasts of bur-den of the Thurians.
Intending to understand the simultaneous use of different structures for similar transactions, a plural form concept was created.
When you use and to connect 2 subjects, you end up with a plural compound subject, which means that you must use the plural form of the verb:
Given its invariable plural form, series was not categorised as [NN1] and therefore no tag was used in this case.
As a noun, rivalis occurs only in its plural form in Latin texts, and refers to those who used the same stream as a source of water.
Although the W2 entry is actually the plural form, we assume the 17-letter singular form EXAMINATION SCHOOL can be inferred.
Adding an "s" to a noun often converts the singular noun to its plural form, but adding an apostrophe and an "s" makes the noun possessive, not plural.
For example, it uses apostrophes in order to show when the word "you" was originally found in the singular or plural form, which can have huge implications on a text.
In fact, unlike FPS, in Piedmont variety plural Layer I marker is generalised for every plural form of the derivative, as the following examples show:
The Hebrew word mulot is the plural form of mulah ("circumcision").
Dawaesh, a plural form of the word that sounds even sillier in Arabic, is widely used in the Middle East.