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Titanic Vocabulary

Ship-noun

1 a : a large seagoing vessel b : a sailing vessel having a bowsprit and usually three masts each composed of a lower mast, a topmast, and a topgallant mast
2 : BOAT; especially : one propelled by power or sail
3 : a ship's crew
4 : FORTUNE 3
5 : AIRSHIP, AIRPLANE, SPACECRAFT

Starboard-noun

1: the right side of a ship or aircraft looking forward

Port-noun

1 : a place where ships may ride secure from storms : HAVEN
2 a : a harbor town or city where ships may take on or discharge cargo
3: the left side of a ship or aircraft looking forward -- called also larboard

Titanic-adjective

1: having great magnitude, force, or power : COLOSSAL

Sailor-noun

1 a : one that sails; especially : MARINER b (1) : a member of a ship's crew (2) : SEAMAN 2b
2 : a traveler by water
3 : a stiff straw hat with a low flat crown and straight circular brim

Funnel-noun

1 a : a utensil that is usually a hollow cone with a tube extending from the smaller end and that is designed to catch and direct a downward flow b : something shaped like a funnel
2 : a stack or flue for the escape of smoke or for ventilation (as on a ship)

Bulkhead-noun

1 : an upright partition separating compartments
2 : a structure or partition to resist pressure or to shut off water, fire, or gas
3 : a retaining wall along a waterfront
4 : a projecting framework with a sloping door giving access to a cellar stairway or a shaft

Watertight-adjective

1 : of such tight construction or fit as to be impermeable to water except when under sufficient pressure to produce structural discontinuity
2 : leaving no possibility of misconstruction or evasion (a watertight lease)

Sink-verb

1 a : to go to the bottom : SUBMERGE b : to become partly buried (as in mud) c : to become engulfed
2 a (1) : to fall or drop to a lower place or level (2) : to flow at a lower depth or level (3) : to burn with lower intensity (4) : to fall to a lower pitch or volume b : to subside gradually : SETTLE c : to disappear from view d : to slope gradually : DIP
3 a : to soak or become absorbed : PENETRATE b : to become impressively known or felt
4 : to become deeply absorbed (sank into reverie)
5 a : to go downward in quality, state, or condition b : to grow less in amount or worth
6 a : to fall or drop slowly for lack of strength b : to become depressed c : to fail in health or strength

Float-noun

1 : an act or instance of floating
2 : something that floats in or on the surface of a fluid: as a : a device (as a cork) buoying up the baited end of a fishing line b : a floating platform anchored near a shoreline for use by swimmers or boats c : a hollow ball that floats at the end of a lever in a cistern, tank, or boiler and regulates the liquid level d : a sac containing air or gas and buoying up the body of a plant or animal -- compare PNEUMATOPHORE 1 e : a watertight structure giving an airplane buoyancy on water

First Class-adjective

1 : of or relating to first class
2 : of the highest quality (a first-class meal)

Second Class-adjective

1 : of or relating to a second class
2 : MEDIOCRE; also : socially, politically, or economically deprived

Third Class-adjective

1: of or relating to a class, rank, or grade next below the second

Rose-noun

1 a : any of a genus (Rosa of the family Rosaceae, the rose family) of usually prickly shrubs with pinnate leaves and showy flowers having five petals in the wild state but being often double or partly double under cultivation b : the flower of a rose
2 : something resembling a rose in form: as a (1) : COMPASS CARD (2) : a circular card with radiating lines used in other instruments b : a rosette especially on a shoe c : ROSE CUT
3 plural : a comfortable situation or an easily accomplished task (it was not all sunshine and roses -- Anthony Lewis) 4 : a moderate purplish red

Wealthy-adjective

1 : having wealth : extremely affluent
2 : characterized by abundance : AMPLE

Iceberg-noun

1 : a large floating mass of ice detached from a glacier
2 : an emotionally cold person

Thanks to Merriam-Webster.com for these definitions.

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