Search Result for "fuse":
1. an electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded;
[syn: fuse, electrical fuse, safety fuse]
2. any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant;
[syn: fuse, fuze, fusee, fuzee, primer, priming]
1. mix together different elements;
- Example: "The colors blend well"
[syn: blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, merge]
2. become plastic or fluid or liquefied from heat;
- Example: "The substances fused at a very high temperature"
3. equip with a fuse; provide with a fuse;
4. make liquid or plastic by heating;
- Example: "The storm fused the electric mains"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Fuse \Fuse\, n. [For fusee, fusil. See 2d Fusil.] (Gunnery, Mining, etc.) 1. A tube or casing filled with combustible matter, by means of which a charge of powder is ignited, as in blasting; -- called also fuzee. See Fuze. [1913 Webster] Fuse hole, the hole in a shell prepared for the reception of the fuse. --Farrow. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mil.) a mechanism in a bomb, torpedo, rocket, or artillery shell, usually having an easily detonated explosive charge and activated by the shock of impact, which detonates the main explosive charge. Some fuses may have timing mechanisms, delaying the explosion for a short time, or up to several days after impact. Fuses activated by other mechanisms more sophisticated than impact, such as proximity or heat, are used in modern weapons such as antiaircraft or antimissile missiles. [PJC] FuseThe Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Fuse \Fuse\ (f[=u]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fused (f[=u]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. Fusing.] [L. fusus, p. p. of fundere to pour, melt, cast. See Foundo to cast, and cf. Futile.] 1. To liquefy by heat; to render fluid; to dissolve; to melt. [1913 Webster] 2. To unite or blend, as if melted together. [1913 Webster] Whose fancy fuses old and new. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Fuse \Fuse\, or Fuze \Fuze\, n. (Elec.) A wire, bar, or strip of fusible metal inserted for safety in an electric circuit. When the current increases beyond a certain safe strength, the metal melts, interrupting the circuit and thereby preventing possibility of damage. It serves the same function as a circuit breaker. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Fuse \Fuse\, v. i. 1. To be reduced from a solid to a fluid state by heat; to be melted; to melt. [1913 Webster] 2. To be blended, as if melted together. [1913 Webster] Fusing point, the degree of temperature at which a substance melts; the point of fusion; the melting point. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
fuse n 1: an electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded [syn: fuse, electrical fuse, safety fuse] 2: any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant [syn: fuse, fuze, fusee, fuzee, primer, priming] v 1: mix together different elements; "The colors blend well" [syn: blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, merge] 2: become plastic or fluid or liquefied from heat; "The substances fused at a very high temperature" 3: equip with a fuse; provide with a fuse [ant: defuse] 4: make liquid or plastic by heating; "The storm fused the electric mains"Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
262 Moby Thesaurus words for "fuse": act in concert, act together, add, admix, aegis, affiliate, agglutinate, alloy, ally, amalgamate, arm guard, assemble, assimilate, associate, backstop, band, band together, be in league, bemingle, bind, blasting cap, blend, braze, buffer, bulwark, bumper, bunch, bunch up, cap, cement, clot, club together, cluster, coact, coalesce, collaborate, collect, colliquate, collude, combine, come together, commingle, commix, compact, compose, compound, comprise, concert, concoct, concord, concur, confederate, conglomerate, congregate, connect, consolidate, conspire, contraceptive, converge, cooperate, copulate, copyright, couple, crash helmet, crowd, cushion, cut, dashboard, date, decoagulate, decoct, defrost, deliquesce, detonating powder, detonator, dissolve, do business with, dodger, electric detonator, embody, emulsify, encompass, exploder, face mask, federate, fender, finger guard, flock together, flow together, fluidify, fluidize, flux, foot guard, forgather, fulminating mercury, gang around, gang up, gather, gather around, get heads together, get together, glue, go partners, goggles, governor, guard, guardrail, gum, hand guard, handrail, hang together, hard hat, harmonize, hash, helmet, herd together, hive, hold in solution, hold together, homogenize, hook up, horde, huddle, identify, immingle, immix, include, incorporate, infuse, insulation, integrate, interblend, interfuse, interlace, interlard, interlock, intermingle, intermix, intertwine, interweave, join, join in, join together, jumble, keep together, knead, knee guard, knuckle guard, laminated glass, leach, league, league together, life preserver, lifeline, lightning conductor, lightning rod, link, liquefy, liquesce, liquidize, lixiviate, lump together, make common cause, make one, mask, mass, meet, meld, melt, melt down, melt into one, mercury fulminate, merge, mill, mingle, mingle-mangle, mix, mix up, mudguard, muster, nose guard, pad, padding, palladium, partner, paste, patent, percolate, percussion cap, pilot, play ball, preventive, primacord, primer, priming, prophylactic, protective clothing, protective umbrella, pull together, put heads together, put together, rally, rally around, reciprocate, reembody, refine, render, rendezvous, roll into one, run, safeguard, safety, safety glass, safety plug, safety rail, safety shoes, safety switch, safety valve, scramble, screen, seat belt, seethe, shade into, shield, shin guard, shuffle, smelt, solder, solidify, solubilize, solve, squib, stand together, stick together, stir up, stream, sun helmet, surge, swarm, syncretize, syndicate, synthesize, team up, thaw, thin, throng, throw in together, throw together, tie in, tie up, toss together, umbrella, unclot, unfreeze, unify, unite, unite efforts, weld, windscreen, windshield, work, work togetherThe Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (26 July 2010):
FUSE A DEC software development environment for ULTRIX, offering an integrated toolkit for developing, testing, debugging and maintenance.