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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flossnoun

    a soft loosely twisted thread used in embroidery

  2. dental floss, flossverb

    a soft thread for cleaning the spaces between the teeth

  3. flossverb

    use dental floss to clean

    "floss your teeth after every meal"


  1. flossnoun

    a thread, used to clean the area between the teeth

  2. flossnoun

    (raw) silk fibres

  3. flossnoun

    the fibres covering a corn cob

  4. flossnoun

    Any thread-like material having parallel strands that are not spun or wound around each other.

    embroidery floss

  5. flossnoun

    Spun sugar or cotton candy, especially in the phrase "candy floss".

  6. flossverb

    To clean the area between the teeth using floss.

  7. flossverb

    To show off, especially by exhibiting one's wealth or talent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flossnoun

    the slender styles of the pistillate flowers of maize; also called silk

  2. Flossnoun

    untwisted filaments of silk, used in embroidering

  3. Flossnoun

    a small stream of water

  4. Flossnoun

    fluid glass floating on iron in the puddling furnace, produced by the vitrification of oxides and earths which are present

  5. Etymology: [It. floscio flabby, soft, fr. L. fluxus flowing, loose, slack. See Flux, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Floss

    flos, n. the loose downy or silky substance in the husks of certain plants, as the bean—also Flosh.—n. Floss′-silk, very fine silk fibre extremely soft and downy and with a high lustre, used chiefly for embroidery.—adj. Floss′y. [Prob. O. Fr. flosche, down: or from some Teut. word cog. with fleece—cf. Ice. flos, nap.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. flossverb

    Move in and out of something. Floss the NSX -- DJ Quik (Dollars and Sense).

  2. flossverb

    To show off. Picture me rollin', flossin' a Benz on rims that isn't stolen. -- 2Pac.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of floss in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of floss in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of floss in a Sentence

  1. Colin Kelly:

    For the Trump it was quite easy, because American burgers are an American staple and Mr. Trump himself is very extravagant, so thats why we went with double beef, double bacon, double cheese, fried pickles, and then we added the chicken floss, which represents his hair, which is one of Mr. Trumps most noticeable features.

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  • خيط أسنانArabic
  • коне́ц за зъ̀би, свила, захарен памук, необработена копринаBulgarian
  • Rohseide, Seidenfaser, Maiskolbenfaser, Zuckerwatte, ZahnseideGerman
  • ακατέργαστο μετάξι, οδοντική μέταξα, μαλλί της γριάς, οδοντόνημαGreek
  • hilo dentalSpanish
  • hattara, kuitu, hammaslanka, raakasilkkiFinnish
  • barbe à papa, fil dentaireFrench
  • fogselyemHungarian
  • zucchero filato, filo interdentaleItalian
  • デンタルフロスJapanese
  • miro niho, wūru hukaMāori
  • tanntrådNorwegian
  • tanntrådNorwegian Nynorsk
  • wókʼiz naadǫ́zíNavajo, Navaho
  • fio dentalPortuguese
  • ață dentarăRomanian
  • зубна́я нить, [[ни́тка]] [[для]] [[чистка, са́харная ва́та, флоссRussian
  • tandtråd, sockervaddSwedish
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