189 definitions by Jafje


1) A fee paid to an agent for providing a service, especially a percentage of the total amount of business transacted.

2) A job or task given to a person or a group, especially an order to produce a particular product or piece of work.

3) A group of people authorized to carry out a duty.

4) The committing of something, especially a crime or other offense.

1) The middleman was paid a fee.

2) The factory was given a commission.

3) The spy had commission to kill suspects of terrorism.

4) The commission of a crime.

by Jafje June 06, 2007
1. Restrict: To limit the power of something or somebody to act independently.

2. Enclose within geometric shape: To draw one geometric figure around another so that they touch at every corner vertex (corner) of the enclosed figure or at every side of the enclosing figure without cutting across each other.
To circumscribe someone.
by Jafje April 10, 2007
VS

Short for versus.

The fight's gonna be 12 vs 11.
by Jafje September 01, 2007
VERB:

1. To leave somebody or something behind for others to look after, especially somebody or something meant to be a personal responsibility.

2. To leave a place or vehicle, especially for reasons of safety and without intending to return soon.

3. To renounce or reject something previously done or used

4. To surrender control of something completely to somebody else.

5. To stop doing something before it is completed, usually because of difficulty or danger.

6. To abandon yourself: To give yourself over to a powerful emotion.

NOUN:

*Complete lack of inhibition or self-restraint.
VERB:

1. Pets abandoned by their owners.
2. They had to abandon their vehicles in the snow.
3. The practice was abandoned long ago.
4. As troops closed in the town was abandoned to its fate.
5. Abandoning the rescue attempt.
6. He abandoned himself to his grief.

NOUN:

*French "abandoner" -> "under control".
by Jafje April 25, 2007

1. A fee charged for instruction at a school or university.

2. Teaching: instruction, especially when given individually or in a small group.
Like private schools or home teaching, tuition is charged. It isn't for free.
by Jafje April 18, 2007
1. A small narrow opening.

2. A fixed or adjustable opening in a piece of equipment such as a camera or microscope that lets light pass through a lens or mirror.

3. The diameter of an aperture in a piece of equipment such as a camera.

See definition of aperture above.
by Jafje April 10, 2007

1. Dark and gloomy: Lacking light or brightness and producing a dull, dark, or melancholy atmosphere.

2. Dark in color: Having a color or tone that is dark, dull, or suitable for a serious mood or occasion.

3. Serious and melancholy: Marked by or conveying strict seriousness combined with sadness or a troubled state of mind.

NOTE: Somber is the Canadian and UK spelling of this word. The American version is 'sombre'. The word originated from the Dutch word 'somber', which means about the same.

A somber song, depressing and without variety.
by Jafje March 31, 2007

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