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flank Explained

flank at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[flæŋk]

flank at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1000-1100; Language: Old French; Origin: flanc]//
1 the side of an animal's or person's body, between the ribs and the hip:
2 the side of an army in a battle, or a sports team when playing: --We were attacked on our left flank.//
3 the side of a hill, mountain, or very large building:
flank 2 v [T] to be on both sides of someone or something// --Lewis entered flanked by two bodyguards.// --mountains flanking the road//

flank at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

110 Moby Thesaurus words for "flank":
Chateaubriand, advance against, advance upon, advocate, bank, beam,
bear down upon, blade roast, border, breast, brisket, broadside,
champion, cheek, chop, chuck, chuck roast, circle, circuit,
circuiteer, circulate, circumambulate, circummigrate,
circumnavigate, circumvent, clod, close the circle, coast,
cold cuts, come full circle, compass, counterattack, cycle, defend,
describe a circle, drive, edge, encircle, encompass, filet mignon,
gas, girdle, girdle the globe, go about, go around, go round,
go the round, guard, guard against, gyre, hand, handedness, haunch,
hip, infiltrate, jowl, knuckle, lap, laterality, launch an attack,
line, loin, make a circuit, many-sidedness, march against,
march upon, mount an attack, multilaterality, open an offensive,
orbit, outflank, planking, plate, plate piece, pot roast, profile,
protect, push, quarter, rack, revolve, rib roast, ribs, roast,
rolled roast, round, rump, rump roast, saddle, safeguard, screen,
secure, shank, shield, shore, short ribs, shoulder, shoulder clod,
side, siding, sirloin, skirt, spiral, strike, surround, temple,
tenderloin, thrust, unilaterality, wheel

flank at Dutch => English Of Explained:

flank [flɑŋk]
side

flank at Swedish => English Of Explained:

ah, oh, o

flank at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Laterality): , side, edge, flank, quarter, lee, cheek, wing, profile, temple, gable, gable end, broadside.

[V] (Laterality): be on one side, flank, outflank, sidle, skirt, edge.

[ADJ] (Laterality): lateral, sidelong, collateral, parietal, flanking, skirting, flanked, unilateral, multilateral, bilateral, trilateral, quadrilateral.

[N] (Laterality): , side, edge, flank, quarter, lee, cheek, wing, profile, temple, gable, gable end, broadside.

[V] (Laterality): be on one side, flank, outflank, sidle, skirt, edge.

[ADJ] (Laterality): lateral, sidelong, collateral, parietal, flanking, skirting, flanked, unilateral, multilateral, bilateral, trilateral, quadrilateral.

flank at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb
noun


1 the side of sth such as a building or mountain:
The sun lit up the western flank of the hill.

2 the left or right side of an army during a battle, or a sports team during a game:
Our orders were to attack their left flank. * Their centre made a dash down the right flank.

3 the side of an animal between the RIBS and the hip:
She patted the horse's flank.
verb [VN]
1 (be flanked by sb/sth) to have sb/sth on one or both sides:
She left the courtroom flanked by armed guards.
2 to be placed on one or both sides of sth:
They drove through the flat cotton fields that flanked Highway 17.

Flank at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Flank \Flank\ (fl[a^][ng]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flanked}
(fl[a^][ng]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Flanking}.] [Cf. F.
flanquer. See {Flank}, n., and cf. {Flanker}, v. t.]
1. To stand at the flank or side of; to border upon.

Stately colonnades are flanked with trees. --Pitt.

2. To overlook or command the flank of; to secure or guard
the flank of; to pass around or turn the flank of; to
attack, or threaten to attack; the flank of.

Flank \Flank\ (fl[a^][ng]k), n. [F. flanc, prob. fr. L. flaccus
flabby, with n inserted. Cf. {Flaccid}, {Flanch}, {Flange}.]
1. The fleshy or muscular part of the side of an animal,
between the ribs and the hip. See Illust. of {Beef}.

2. (Mil.)
(a) The side of an army, or of any division of an army, as
of a brigade, regiment, or battalion; the extreme
right or left; as, to attack an enemy in flank is to
attack him on the side.

When to right and left the front

Divided, and to either flank retired. --Milton.
(b) (Fort.) That part of a bastion which reaches from the
curtain to the face, and defends the curtain, the
flank and face of the opposite bastion; any part of a
work defending another by a fire along the outside of
its parapet. See Illust. of {Bastion}.

3. (Arch.) The side of any building. --Brands.

4. That part of the acting surface of a gear wheel tooth that
lies within the pitch line.

{Flank attack} (Mil.), an attack upon the side of an army or
body of troops, distinguished from one upon its front or
rear.

{Flank company} (Mil.), a certain number of troops drawn up
on the right or left of a battalion; usually grenadiers,
light infantry, or riflemen.

{Flank defense} (Fort.), protection of a work against undue
exposure to an enemy's direct fire, by means of the fire
from other works, sweeping the ground in its front.

{Flank en potence} (Mil.), any part of the right or left wing
formed at a projecting angle with the line.

{Flank files}, the first men on the right, and the last on
the left, of a company, battalion, etc.

{Flank march}, a march made parallel or obliquely to an
enemy's position, in order to turn it or to attack him on
the flank.

{Flank movement}, a change of march by an army, or portion of
one, in order to turn one or both wings of the enemy, or
to take up a new position.

{Flanks of a frontier}, salient points in a national
boundary, strengthened to protect the frontier against
hostile incursion.

{Flank patrol}, detachments acting independently of the
column of an army, but patrolling along its flanks, to
secure it against surprise and to observe the movements of
the enemy.

Flank \Flank\, v. i.
1. To border; to touch. --Bp. Butler.

2. To be posted on the side.

flank at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

flank
v : be located at the sides of something or somebody

flank
n 1: the side of military or naval formation; "they attacked the
enemy's right flank" [syn: {wing}]
2: a subfigure consisting of a side of something
3: a cut from the fleshy part of an animal's side between the
ribs and the leg
4: the side between ribs and hipbone

flank at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

From Late Inter: etyl » enm|en Inter: term » flanc|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » fro|en Inter: term » flanc|lang=fro, of Inter: etyl » gem|en origin, probably Inter: etyl » frk|en Inter: recons » hlanca|lang=frk|sc=Latn, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » hlankaz||flexible", "to bend|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » kleng-||to bend|lang=ine-pro. Akin to Inter: etyl » goh|- Inter: term » hlanca||loin|lang=goh, Inter: etyl » gmh|- Inter: term » lanke||hip joint|lang=gml (German Inter: term » lenken||to bend, turn, lead|lang=de), Inter: etyl » ang|- Inter: term » hlanc||loose, slender, flaccid, lank|lang=ang. More at lank.

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /flæŋk/ Inter: X-SAMPA » /fl{Nk/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-flank.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » æŋk

    Adjective

    Inter: en-adj » -

  • Inter: nautica » l Maximum (of speed). Historically faster than full speed (the most a vessel can sustain without excessive engine wear or risk of damage), now frequently used interchangeably. Typically used in an emergency or during an attack (All ahead flank!).

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Inter: anatom » y The flesh between the last rib and the hip; the side.
    1. Inter: cookin » g A cut of meat from the flank of an animal.
    2. Inter: militar » y The extreme left or right edge of a military formation, army etc.
    3. The side of something, in general senses.
    4. 1918, Inter: w » Edgar Rice Burroughs, Category: w - :The Land That Time Forgot (novel)|The Land That Time Forgot Chapter VIII
    5. : Cautiously I approached the flank of the cliffs, where they terminated in an abrupt escarpment as though some all powerful hand had broken off a great section of rock and set it upon the surface of the earth.
    6. The outermost strip of a road.
    7. Inter: socce » r The wing, one side of the pitch.
    8. Inter: quote-news »


    |year=2011
    |date=January 23
    |author=Alistair Magowan
    |title=Blackburn 2 - 0 West Brom
    |work=BBC
    |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_prem/9366756.stm
    |page=
    |passage=The hosts also had Paul Robinson to thank for a string of saves, three of them coming against Jerome Thomas, who gave Michel Salgado a torrid time down the left flank.

    Synonyms

    * Inter: sense » all senses side
    • Inter: sense » side of formation wing

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » flesh between the last rib and the hip
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|хълбок|m|sc=Cyrl
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|flanke|c
    • Estonian: külg
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kylki, Inter: t+ » fi|kuve
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|flanc|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Flanke|f
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|fianco
  • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|latus|n
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|slios|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|costado|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » cut of meat
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|flanke|c
    • Finnish: kylki, kylkipala, Inter: t+ » fi|sivu
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|flanchet|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|soccoscio, Inter: t+ » it|noce, Inter: t+ » it|rosa
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|sida|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » side of military formation
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|թև|tr=t’ev
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|фланг|m|sc=Cyrl
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|flanke|c
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|sivusta, Inter: t+ » fi|sivu
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|flanc|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Flanke|f
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|fianco
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|flanco|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|sida|c, Inter: t+ » sv|flank|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » side
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|страна|f|sc=Cyrl
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|flanke|c
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|sivu, Inter: t+ » fi|puoli
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|flanc|m
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|lato


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|latus|n
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|slios|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|flanco|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|sida|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » outermost strip of road
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|банкет|m|sc=Cyrl
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|piennar


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Verb

    Inter: en-ver » b
  • Inter: transitiv » e To attack the flank(s) of something.
    1. Inter: transitiv » e To defend the flank(s) of something.
    2. Inter: transitiv » e To place to the side(s) of something.
    3. To be placed to the side(s) of something (usually in terms of two objects, one on each side.)

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » to attack the flank(s)

  • German: in der Flanke angreifen

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|aggirare il fianco


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to defend the flank(s)
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|пазя фланга|sc=Cyrl
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|proteggere il fianco


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to place to the side(s) of something
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|flankere
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|flankieren


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|fiancheggiare

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to be placed to the side(s) of something
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|гранича|sc=Cyrl
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|flankere


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|affiancare

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » flank
    Translation: eo » flank
    Translation: fa » flank
    Translation: fr » flank
    Translation: ko » flank
    Translation: io » flank
    Translation: it » flank
    Translation: kn » flank
    Translation: hu » flank
    Translation: mg » flank
    Translation: ml » flank
    Translation: my » flank
    Translation: nl » flank
    Translation: pl » flank
    Translation: ru » flank
    Translation: fi » flank
    Translation: sv » flank
    Translation: ta » flank
    Translation: te » flank
    Translation: vi » flank
    Translation: zh » flank