New York Times Spelling Bee Solution and Answers for February 23, 2020

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Today’s pangram is DOLPHIN.

DOLPHIN is defined as large slender food and game fish widely distributed in warm seas (especially around Hawaii). It is also defined as any of various small toothed whales with a beaklike snout; larger than porpoises.

DILDO is defined as a vibrating device that substitutes for an erect penis to provide vaginal stimulation.

DILL is defined as aromatic threadlike foliage of the dill plant used as seasoning. It is also defined as aromatic Old World herb having aromatic threadlike foliage and seeds used as seasoning.

DIPLOID is defined as (genetics) an organism or cell having the normal amount of DNA per cell; i.e., two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number. It is also defined as of a cell or organism having two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number.

DOLL is defined as informal terms for a (young) woman. It is also defined as a small replica of a person; used as a toy.

DOLLOP is defined as a small measure (usually of food).

HILL is defined as United States railroad tycoon (1838-1916). It is also defined as (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands. It is also defined as risque English comedian (1925-1992). It is also defined as structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones. It is also defined as a local and well-defined elevation of the land. It is also defined as form into a hill.

HOLD is defined as be capable of holding or containing. It is also defined as be pertinent or relevant or applicable. It is also defined as have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense. It is also defined as be the physical support of; carry the weight of. It is also defined as resist or confront with resistance. It is also defined as a state of being confined (usually for a short time). It is also defined as lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits. It is also defined as drink alcohol without showing ill effects. It is also defined as cause to stop. It is also defined as have room for; hold without crowding. It is also defined as time during which some action is awaited. It is also defined as have or hold in one’s hands or grip. It is also defined as organize or be responsible for. It is also defined as the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it. It is also defined as be valid, applicable, or true. It is also defined as protect against a challenge or attack. It is also defined as maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings). It is also defined as to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement. It is also defined as keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view. It is also defined as the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo. It is also defined as have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices. It is also defined as contain or hold; have within. It is also defined as bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted. It is also defined as a cell in a jail or prison. It is also defined as be in accord; be in agreement. It is also defined as the act of grasping. It is also defined as secure and keep for possible future use or application. It is also defined as cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., `keep clean’. It is also defined as support or hold in a certain manner. It is also defined as declare to be. It is also defined as understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something. It is also defined as arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance. It is also defined as aim, point, or direct. It is also defined as assert or affirm. It is also defined as a stronghold. It is also defined as cover as for protection against noise or smell. It is also defined as have as a major characteristic. It is also defined as hold the attention of. It is also defined as keep from departing. It is also defined as keep from exhaling or expelling. It is also defined as power by which something or someone is affected or dominated. It is also defined as remain committed to. It is also defined as remain in a certain state, position, or condition. It is also defined as stop dealing with. It is also defined as take and maintain control over, often by violent means.

IDOL is defined as an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept. It is also defined as a material effigy that is worshipped. It is also defined as someone who is adored blindly and excessively.

LION is defined as large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male. It is also defined as (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Leo. It is also defined as the fifth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about July 23 to August 22. It is also defined as a celebrity who is lionized (much sought after).

LIPID is defined as an oily organic compound insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents; essential structural component of living cells (along with proteins and carbohydrates).

The word LIPO has no known definition.

LIPOID is defined as an oily organic compound insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents; essential structural component of living cells (along with proteins and carbohydrates).

LOIN is defined as either side of the backbone between the hipbone and the ribs in humans as well as quadrupeds. It is also defined as a cut of meat taken from the side and back of an animal between the ribs and the rump.

LOLL is defined as hang loosely or laxly. It is also defined as be lazy or idle.

LOLLIPOP is defined as ice cream or water ice on a small wooden stick. It is also defined as hard candy on a stick.

LOLLOP is defined as walk clumsily and with a bounce.

LOON is defined as a person with confused ideas; incapable of serious thought. It is also defined as large somewhat primitive fish-eating diving bird of the northern hemisphere having webbed feet placed far back; related to the grebes. It is also defined as a worthless lazy fellow.

LOOP is defined as wind around something in coils or loops. It is also defined as a complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulates. It is also defined as a flight maneuver; aircraft flies a complete circle in the vertical plane. It is also defined as fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines. It is also defined as (computer science) a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated. It is also defined as make a loop in. It is also defined as the topology of a network whose components are serially connected in such a way that the last component is connected to the first component. It is also defined as a computer program that performs a series of instructions repeatedly until some specified condition is satisfied. It is also defined as an inner circle of advisors (especially under President Reagan). It is also defined as an intrauterine device in the shape of a loop. It is also defined as anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself). It is also defined as fasten or join with a loop. It is also defined as fly loops, perform a loop. It is also defined as move in loops. It is also defined as the basic pattern of the human fingerprint.

The word NONILLION has no known definition.

The word OLIO has no known definition.

PILL is defined as a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception. It is also defined as a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet. It is also defined as a unpleasant or tiresome person. It is also defined as something that resembles a tablet of medicine in shape or size. It is also defined as something unpleasant or offensive that must be tolerated or endured.

PILLION is defined as a seat behind the rider of a horse or motorbike etc..

PLOD is defined as the act of walking with a slow heavy gait. It is also defined as walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud.

PLOP is defined as set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise. It is also defined as with a short hollow thud. It is also defined as drop something with a plopping sound. It is also defined as drop with the sound of something falling into water. It is also defined as the noise of a rounded object dropping into a liquid without a splash.

POLIO is defined as an acute viral disease marked by inflammation of nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cord.

POLL is defined as convert into a pollard. It is also defined as an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people. It is also defined as the top of the head. It is also defined as a tame parrot. It is also defined as get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions. It is also defined as get the votes of. It is also defined as the counting of votes (as in an election). It is also defined as the part of the head between the ears. It is also defined as vote in an election at a polling station.

POLO is defined as Venetian traveler who explored Asia in the 13th century and served Kublai Khan (1254-1324). It is also defined as a game similar to field hockey but played on horseback using long-handled mallets and a wooden ball.

POOL is defined as something resembling a pool of liquid. It is also defined as an association of companies for some definite purpose. It is also defined as the combined stakes of the betters. It is also defined as a small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid. It is also defined as a small lake. It is also defined as any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets. It is also defined as an excavation that is (usually) filled with water. It is also defined as an organization of people or resources that can be shared. It is also defined as any communal combination of funds. It is also defined as combine into a common fund. It is also defined as join or form a pool of people.

POPLIN is defined as a ribbed fabric used in clothing and upholstery.

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