New York Times Spelling Bee Solution and Answers for February 12, 2020

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Today’s pangram is BOATYARD.

BOATYARD is defined as a place where boats are built or maintained or stored.

ABBOT is defined as the superior of an abbey of monks.

ABORT is defined as cease development, die, and be aborted. It is also defined as terminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion. It is also defined as terminate before completion. It is also defined as the act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed.

AORTA is defined as the large trunk artery that carries blood from the left ventricle of the heart to branch arteries.

ARTY is defined as showily imitative of art or artists.

ATTAR is defined as essential oil or perfume obtained from flowers.

The word BATBOY has no known definition.

BATTY is defined as informal or slang terms for mentally irregular.

BOAT is defined as a dish (often boat-shaped) for serving gravy or sauce. It is also defined as a small vessel for travel on water. It is also defined as ride in a boat on water.

BOOT is defined as the act of delivering a blow with the foot. It is also defined as an instrument of torture that is used to heat or crush the foot and leg. It is also defined as cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes. It is also defined as compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools. It is also defined as the swift release of a store of affective force. It is also defined as a form of foot torture in which the feet are encased in iron and slowly crushed. It is also defined as footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg. It is also defined as kick; give a boot to. It is also defined as protective casing for something that resembles a leg.

BOOTY is defined as goods or money obtained illegally.

BRAT is defined as a small pork sausage. It is also defined as a very troublesome child.

BRATTY is defined as (used of an ill-mannered child) impolitely unruly.

DART is defined as run or move very quickly or hastily. It is also defined as move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart. It is also defined as a sudden quick movement. It is also defined as a small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot. It is also defined as a tapered tuck made in dressmaking. It is also defined as move with sudden speed.

DARTBOARD is defined as a circular board of wood or cork used as the target in the game of darts.

DATA is defined as a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn.

DOTARD is defined as an oldster in his dotage; someone whose age has impaired his intellect.

DOTTY is defined as intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with. It is also defined as informal or slang terms for mentally irregular.

The word DRAT has no known definition.

The word OATY has no known definition.

ORATOR is defined as a person who delivers a speech or oration.

ORATORY is defined as addressing an audience formally (usually a long and rhetorical address and often pompous).

The word RATATAT has no known definition.

RATTY is defined as showing signs of wear and tear. It is also defined as dirty and infested with rats. It is also defined as of or characteristic of rats.

ROBOT is defined as a mechanism that can move automatically.

ROOT is defined as a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes. It is also defined as someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent). It is also defined as become settled or established and stable in one’s residence or life style. It is also defined as (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed. It is also defined as the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation. It is also defined as the place where something begins, where it springs into being. It is also defined as dig with the snout. It is also defined as a number that, when multiplied by itself some number of times, equals a given number. It is also defined as (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground. It is also defined as cause to take roots. It is also defined as cheer for. It is also defined as come into existence, originate. It is also defined as plant by the roots. It is also defined as take root and begin to grow. It is also defined as the embedded part of a bodily structure such as a tooth, nail, or hair.

ROTARY is defined as a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island. It is also defined as electrical converter consisting of a synchronous machine that converts alternating to direct current or vice versa. It is also defined as describing a circle; moving in a circle. It is also defined as relating to or characterized by rotation.

The word ROTATOR has no known definition.

ROTATORY is defined as of or relating to or characteristic or causing an axial or orbital turn.

The word ROTO has no known definition.

ROTOR is defined as the rotating armature of a motor or generator. It is also defined as rotating mechanism consisting of an assembly of rotating airfoils. It is also defined as the revolving bar of a distributor.

TABARD is defined as a short sleeveless outer tunic emblazoned with a coat of arms; worn by a knight over his armor or by a herald.

TABBY is defined as female cat. It is also defined as a cat with a grey or tawny coat mottled with black. It is also defined as having a grey or brown streak or a pattern or a patchy coloring; used especially of the patterned fur of cats.

TABOO is defined as a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature. It is also defined as an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion. It is also defined as excluded from use or mention. It is also defined as forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands. It is also defined as declare as sacred and forbidden.

TABOR is defined as a small drum with one head of soft calfskin.

TARDY is defined as after the expected or usual time; delayed.

TARO is defined as herb of the Pacific islands grown throughout the tropics for its edible root and in temperate areas as an ornamental for its large glossy leaves. It is also defined as edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants. It is also defined as tropical starchy tuberous root.

TAROT is defined as any of a set of (usually 78) cards that include 22 cards representing virtues and vices and death and fortune etc.; used for playing card games and for divination by fortunetellers.

TARRY is defined as be about. It is also defined as leave slowly and hesitantly. It is also defined as having the characteristics of pitch or tar.

TART is defined as a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money. It is also defined as harsh. It is also defined as tasting sour like a lemon. It is also defined as a pastry cup with a filling of fruit or custard and no top crust. It is also defined as a small open pie with a fruit filling.

TARTAR is defined as a fiercely vigilant and unpleasant woman. It is also defined as a salt used especially in baking powder. It is also defined as a member of the Mongolian people of central Asia who invaded Russia in the 13th century. It is also defined as an incrustation that forms on the teeth and gums.

TATTOO is defined as a design on the skin made by tattooing. It is also defined as a drumbeat or bugle call that signals the military to return to their quarters. It is also defined as stain (skin) with indelible color. It is also defined as the practice of making a design on the skin by pricking and staining.

TATTY is defined as tastelessly showy. It is also defined as showing signs of wear and tear.

TOAD is defined as any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species.

TOADY is defined as a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage. It is also defined as try to gain favor by cringing or flattering.

TODAY is defined as in these times. It is also defined as the day that includes the present moment (as opposed to yesterday or tomorrow). It is also defined as the present time or age.

TODDY is defined as a mixed drink made of liquor and water with sugar and spices and served hot.

TOOT is defined as make a loud noise. It is also defined as revelry in drinking; a merry drinking party. It is also defined as a blast of a horn.

The word TORO has no known definition.

TORT is defined as (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought.

TRAY is defined as an open receptacle for holding or displaying or serving articles or food.

The word TROD has no known definition.

TROT is defined as run at a moderately swift pace. It is also defined as a slow pace of running. It is also defined as a literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly). It is also defined as radicals who support Trotsky’s theory that socialism must be established throughout the world by continuing revolution. It is also defined as a gait faster than a walk; diagonally opposite legs strike the ground together. It is also defined as cause to trot. It is also defined as ride at a trot.

TROY is defined as an ancient city in Asia Minor that was the site of the Trojan War. It is also defined as a system of weights used for precious metals and gemstones; based on a 12-ounce pound and an ounce of 480 grains.

TYRO is defined as someone new to a field or activity.

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