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4 dicționare găsite pentru filibuster
Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Filibuster \Fil"i*bus`ter\, n. [Sp. flibuster, flibustero,
     corrupted fr. E. freebooter. See Freebooter.]
     A lawless military adventurer, especially one in quest of
     plunder; a freebooter; -- originally applied to buccaneers
     infesting the Spanish American coasts, but introduced into
     common English to designate the followers of Lopez in his
     expedition to Cuba in 1851, and those of Walker in his
     expedition to Nicaragua, in 1855.
     [1913 Webster]

Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Filibuster \Fil"i*bus*ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fillibustered;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Filibustering.]
     1. To act as a filibuster, or military freebooter.
        --Bartlett.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To delay legislation, by dilatory motions or other
        artifices. [political cant or slang, U.S.] --Bartlett.
        [1913 Webster]

Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

  filibuster
       n 1: a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay
            or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes [syn: filibusterer]
       2: a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making
          long speeches
       v : obstruct deliberately by delaying; of legislation

Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  111 Moby Thesaurus words for "filibuster":
     address, after-dinner speech, allocution, be dilatory, chalk talk,
     cloture, committee consideration, constitute, debate, declamation,
     decree, deliberation, diatribe, division, enact, enact laws,
     eulogy, exhortation, filibusterer, filibustering, filing,
     first reading, forensic, forensic address, formal speech,
     frustrater, funeral oration, gain time, get the floor, hang,
     hang back, hang fire, harangue, have the floor, hesitate, hinderer,
     hold off, hortatory address, impeder, inaugural, inaugural address,
     introduction, invective, jeremiad, kill, legislate, lobby through,
     logroll, logrolling, make time, marplot, negativist, obstructer,
     obstructionist, oration, ordain, outlast, outspeak, outtalk, pass,
     pep talk, peroration, philippic, pigeonhole, pitch, play for time,
     pocket, prepared speech, prepared text, procrastinate,
     public speech, put in force, put through, railroad through,
     reading, recital, recitation, roll call, roll logs, sales talk,
     salutatory, salutatory address, say, screed, second reading,
     set speech, speech, speechification, speeching, stall,
     stall for time, stall off, steamroller methods, stooge around,
     table, tabling, take the floor, talk, talk against time, talk down,
     talkathon, temporize, third reading, thwarter, tirade, valediction,
     valedictory, valedictory address, veto, vote, yield the floor  
     

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