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heraldry
     1. n. The profession or art of devising, granting and blazoning coats of arms, tracing genealogies and ruling on questions of protocol or rank.
           Rouge Dragon Pursuivant is a specialist in heraldry at the College of Arms.
     3. n. An armorial ensign along with its history and description.
     4. n. Pageantry.
           Onlookers were impressed by the rich and colorful heraldry.
an
     1. art. Form, used before a vowel sound, of a
     2. art. (rare, nonstandard) Form of a used by a few speakers and writers before IPAchar, /h/, especially if weakly pronounced.
     3. conj. (archaic) If, so long as.
           An it harm none, do what ye will.
     5. conj. (archaic) as if; as though.
     6. n. The first letter of the Georgian alphabet, ა (Mkhedruli), Ⴀ (Asomtavruli) or ⴀ (Nuskhuri).
     7. prep. In each; to or for each; per.
           I was only going twenty miles an hour.
appendage
     1. n. an external body part that projects from the body
     2. n. a natural prolongation or projection from a part of any organism
     3. n. a part that is joined to something larger
to
     1. part. (en-part)
     2. part. A particle used for marking the following verb as an infinitive.
           I want to leave.
           He asked me what to do.
           I don’t know how to say it.
           I have places to go and people to see.
     7. part. As above, with the verb implied.
           Did you visit the museum? I wanted to, but it was closed..
           If he hasn't read it yet, he ought to.
     10. part. A particle used to create phrasal or prepositional verbs.
           I have to do laundry today.
           She looks to him for guidance.
     13. prep. Indicating destination: In the direction of, and arriving at.
           We are walking to the shop.
     15. prep. Used to indicate purpose.
           He devoted himself to education.
           They drank to his health.
     18. prep. Indicating a relationship between an adjective and an infinitive.
           The log was heavy to lift.
           I chose to change my mind.
     21. prep. Used to indicate result of action.
           His face was beaten to a pulp.
     23. prep. Used after an adjective to indicate its application.
           similar to ..., relevant to ..., pertinent to ..., I was nice to him, he was cruel to her, I am used to walking.
     25. prep. (obsolete,) As a.
           With God to friend (with God as a friend);   with The Devil to fiend (with the Devil as a foe);   lambs slaughtered to lake (lambs slaughtered as a sacrifice);   t
     27. prep. (arithmetic) Used to indicate ratios; in informal use the ratios are not reduced to smallest terms.
           one to one = 1:1
           ten to one = 10:1.
     30. prep. (arithmetic) Used to indicate that the preceding term is to be raised to the power of the following value; indicates exponentiation.
           Three squared or three to the second power is nine.
           Three to the power of two is nine.
           Three to the second is nine.
     34. prep. Used to indicate the indirect object.
           I gave the book to him.
     36. prep. (time) Preceding.
           ten to ten = 9:50; We're going to leave at ten to (the hour).
     38. prep. (Canada, UK, Newfoundland, West Midlands) At.
           Stay where you're to and I'll come find you, b'y.
     40. adv. Toward a closed, touching or engaging position.
           Please push the door to.
     42. adv. (nautical) Into the wind.
     43. adv. (misspelling of too)
the
     1. art. Definite grammatical article that implies necessarily that an entity it articulates is presupposed; something already mentioned, or completely specified later in that same sentence, or assumed already
           I’m reading the book. (Compare I’m reading a book.)
           The street in front of your house. (Compare A street in Paris.)
           The men and women watched the man give the birdseed to the bird.
     5. art.    Used before a noun modified by a restrictive relative clause, indicating that the noun refers to a single referent defined by the relative clause.
     6. art.   : The street that runs through my hometown.
     7. art. Used before an object considered to be unique, or of which there is only one at a time.
           No one knows how many galaxies there are in the universe.
           God save the Queen!
     10. art. Used before a superlative or an ordinal number modifying a noun, to indicate that the noun refers to a single item.
           That was the best apple pie ever.
     12. art.    Added to a superlative or an ordinal number to make it into a substantive.
     13. art.   : That apple pie was the best.
     14. art. Introducing a singular term to be taken generically: preceding a name of something standing for a whole class.
     15. art. Used before an adjective, indicating all things (especially persons) described by that adjective.
           Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable.
     17. art. Used to indicate a certain example of (a noun) which is usually of most concern or most common or familiar.
           No one in the whole country had seen it before.
           I don't think I'll get to it until the morning.
     20. art. Used before a body part (especially of someone previously mentioned), as an alternative to a possessive pronoun.
           A stone hit him on the head. (= “A stone hit him on his head.”)
     22. art. When stressed, indicates that it describes an object which is considered to be best or exclusively worthy of attention.
           That is the hospital to go to for heart surgery.
     24. adv. 1=With a comparative or and a verb phrase, establishes a parallel with one or more other such comparatives.
           The hotter the better.
           The more I think about it, the weaker it looks.
           The more money donated, the more books purchased, and the more happy children.
           It looks weaker and weaker, the more I think about it.
     29. adv. 1=With a comparative, and often with.
           It was a difficult time, but I’m the wiser for it.
           It was a difficult time, and I’m none the wiser for it.
           I'm much the wiser for having had a difficult time like that.
to the
     1. Phrase. (mathematics) Short for to the ... power, or to the (power of) ...
           Two to the fourth equals sixteen.
             = Two to the fourth power equals sixteen.
             = Two to the four equals sixteen.
             = (Two to the power of four equals sixteen.)
           Ten to the fourth (10,000)
             =Ten to the four
           Ten to the minus four (1/10,000)
           Ten to the zero (1)
     10. Phrase. (slang) used in rap songs between the letters of a word being spelled
           J to the L-O
shield
     1. n. Anything that protects or defends; defense; shelter; protection.
     2. n.    A broad piece of defensive armor, carried on the arm, formerly in general use in war, for the protection of the body.
     3. n.    (figurative) One who protects or defends.
     4. n.    (lichenology) In lichens, a hardened cup or disk surrounded by a rim and containing the fructification, or asci.
     5. n.    (mining) A framework used to protect workmen in making an adit under ground, and capable of being pushed along as excavation progresses.
     6. n.    (science fiction) A field of energy that protects or defends.
     7. n. Something shaped like a shield, usually an inverted triangle with slightly curved lower sides.
     8. n.    (heraldry) The escutcheon or field on which are placed the bearings in coats of arms.
     9. n. (Scotland) A toilet seat.
     10. n.    A spot resembling, or having the form of a shield.
     11. n.    (obsolete) A coin, the old French crown, or écu, having on one side the figure of a shield.
     12. n.    (transport) A sign or symbol, usually containing numbers and sometimes letters, identifying a highway route.
     13. n.    (colloquial, law enforcement) A police badge.
     14. n. (geology) A large expanse of exposed stable Precambrian rock.
     15. n.    (geology) A wide and relatively low-profiled volcano, usually composed entirely of lava flows.
     16. n. (figuratively) A place with a toilet seat: an outhouse; a lavatory.
     17. v. To protect, to defend.
     18. v. (electricity) to protect from the influence of
placed
     1. v. simple past tense and past participle of place
     place
          1. n. (physical) An area; somewhere within an area.
          2. n.    An open space, particularly a city square, market square, or courtyard.
          3. n.    A group of houses.
                  They live at Westminster Place.
          5. n.   * William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
          6. n.   *: Ay, sir, the other squirrel was stolen from me by the hangman's boys in the market-place(...)
          7. n.    An inhabited area: a village, town, or city.
          8. n.    Any area of the earth: a region.
                  He is going back to his native place on vacation.
          10. n.    The area one occupies, particularly somewhere to sit.
                  We asked the restaurant to give us a table with three places.
          12. n.    The area where one lives: one's home, formerly(chiefly) country estates and farms.
                  Do you want to come over to my place later?
          14. n.    An area of the skin.
          15. n. (euphemism) An area to urinate and defecate: an outhouse or lavatory.
          16. n.   * 1901, John Stephen Farmer & al., Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present, Vol. V, page 220:
          17. n.   *: Place,... (2) a jakes, or house of ease.
          18. n.   * 1951, William Styron, Lie Down in Darkness, Ch. ii, page 59:
          19. n.   *: ‘I guess I'll take this opportunity to go to the place’...‘She means the little girls room.’
          20. n. (obsolete) An area to fight: a battlefield or the contested ground in a battle.
          21. n. A location or position in space.
          22. n. A particular location in a book or document, particularly the current location of a reader.
          23. n. (obsolete) A passage or extract from a book or document.
          24. n. (obsolete) A topic.
          25. n. A frame of mind.
                I'm in a strange place at the moment.
          27. n. (chess) A chess position; a square of the chessboard.
          28. n. (social) A responsibility or position in an organization.
          29. n.    A role or purpose; a station.
                  It is really not my place to say what is right and wrong in this case.
          31. n.   * Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
          32. n.   *: Men in great place are thrice servants.
          33. n.   * William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
          34. n.   *: I know my place as I would they should do theirs.
          35. n.    The position of a contestant in a competition.
                  We thought we would win but only ended up in fourth place.
          37. n.    (horse-racing) The position of first, second, or third at the finish, especially the second position.
          38. n.   : to win a bet on a horse for place
          39. n.    The position as a member of a sports team.
                  He lost his place in the national team.
          41. n. (obsolete) A fortified position: a fortress, citadel, or walled town.
          42. n. Numerically, the column counting a certain quantity.
                three decimal places;  the hundreds place
          44. n. Ordinal relation; position in the order of proceeding.
                That's what I said in the first place!
          46. n. Reception; effect; implying the making room for.
          47. v. To put (an object or person) in a specific location.
                He placed the glass on the table.
          49. v. (intransitive) To earn a given spot in a competition.
                The Cowboys placed third in the league.
          51. v.    (intransitive, racing) To finish second, especially of horses or dogs.
                  In the third race: Aces Up won, paying eight dollars; Blarney Stone placed, paying three dollars; and Cinnamon showed, paying five dollars.
          53. v. To remember where and when (an object or person) has been previously encountered.
                I've seen him before, but I can't quite place where.
          55. v. (transitive, in the passive) To achieve (a certain position, often followed by an ordinal) as in a horse race.
                Run Ragged was placed fourth in the race.
          57. v. To sing (a note) with the correct pitch.
          58. v. To arrange for or to make (a bet).
                I placed ten dollars on the Lakers beating the Bulls.
          60. v. To recruit or match an appropriate person for a job.
                They phoned hoping to place her in the management team.
          62. v. (sports) To place-kick (a goal).
above
     1. prep. Physically over; on top of; worn on top of, as clothing.
           He always put his coat on above his sweater.
     3. prep. In or to a higher place; higher than; on or over the upper surface.
           (antonyms, en, below, beneath)
     5. prep. Farther north than.
           Idaho is above Utah.
     7. prep. Rising; appearing out of reach height-wise.
     8. prep. (figuratively) Higher than; superior to in any respect; surpassing; higher in measure, degree, volume, or pitch, etc. than; out of reach; not exposed to; not likely to be affected by; incapable of neg
           Even the chief of police is not above suspicion.
           He was always above reproach.
           I thought you said you were above these kinds of antics.
           That's above my comprehension.
           to cut above average
     14. prep. Higher in rank, status, or position.
           to stand head and shoulders above the rest
     16. prep. In addition to; besides.
           above and beyond the call of duty
           over and above
     19. prep. Surpassing in number or quantity; more than.
           That amount is way above our asking price.
     21. prep. In preference to.
     22. prep. Too proud to stoop to; averse to; disinclined; too honorable to give.
           The owner was above taking more than a token salary.
     24. prep. Beyond; on the other side.
     25. prep. (theater) Upstage of.
     26. adv. Directly overhead; vertically on top of.
     27. adv. Higher in the same page; earlier in the order as far as writing products go.
     28. adv. Into or from heaven; in the sky.
           He's in a better place now, floating free as the clouds above.
     30. adv. In a higher place; upstairs; farther upstream.
     31. adv. Higher in rank, power, or position.
           He appealed to the court above.
     33. adv. (archaic) In addition.
     34. adv. More in number.
     35. adv. Above zero; above freezing.
           It was a cold day at only 5 above.
     37. adv. (biology) On the upper half or the dorsal surface of an animal.
           The sparrow I saw was rufous above and off-white below.
     39. adj. Of heaven; heavenly.
     40. adj. Being located higher on the same page or on a preceding page.
     41. n. Heaven.
     42. n. Something, especially a person's name in legal documents, that appears higher on the same page or on a preceding page.
     43. n. Higher authority.
     44. n. (archaic) betterment, raised status or condition.
it
     1. pron. The third-person singular personal pronoun that is normally used to refer to an inanimate object, also often used to refer to animals.
           Put it over there.
           Take each day as it comes.
           I heard the sound of the school bus - it was early today.
     5. pron. A third-person singular personal pronoun used to refer to a child, especially of unknown gender.
           She took the baby and held it in her arms.
     7. pron. Used to refer to someone being identified, often on the phone, but not limited to this situation.
           It's me. John.
           Is it her?
     10. pron. The impersonal pronoun, used without referent as the subject of an impersonal verb or statement. (known as the dummy pronoun or weather it)
           It is nearly 10 o’clock.
           It’s 10:45 read ten-forty-five.
           It’s very cold today.
           It’s lonely without you.
     15. pron. The impersonal pronoun, used as a placeholder for a delayed subject, or less commonly, object; known as the dummy pronoun or, more formally in linguistics, a syntactic expletive. The delayed subject i
           It is easy to see how she would think that. (with the infinitive clause headed by to see)
           I find it odd that you would say that. (with the noun clause introduced by that)
           It is hard seeing you so sick. (with the gerund seeing)
           He saw to it that everyone would vote for him. (with the noun clause introduced by that)
           It is not clear if the report was true. (with the noun clause introduced by if)
     21. pron. All or the end; something after which there is no more.
           Are there more students in this class, or is this it?
           That's it—I'm not going to any more candy stores with you.
     24. pron. (chiefly pejorative offensive) A third-person singular personal pronoun used to refer to an animate referent who is transgender or is neither female nor male.
     25. pron. (obsolete) (Followed by an omitted and understood relative pronoun): That which; what.
           See Wiktionary:English inflection for other personal pronouns.
     27. det. (obsolete) its
     28. n. One who is neither a he nor a she; a creature; a dehumanized being.
     29. n. The person who chases and tries to catch the other players in the playground game of tag.
           In the next game, Adam and Tom will be it…
     31. n. (UK, un) The game of tag.
           Let's play it at breaktime.
     33. n. sex appeal, especially that which goes beyond beauty.
     34. n. (euphemism) sexual activity
     35. adj. (colloquial) most fashionable.
and
     1. conj. As a coordinating conjunction; expressing two elements to be taken together or in addition to each other.
     2. conj.    Used simply to connect two noun phrases, adjectives or adverbs.
     3. conj.   * c. 1430 (reprinted 1888), Thomas Austin, ed., Two Fifteenth-century Cookery-books. Harleian ms. 279 (ab. 1430), & Harl. ms. 4016 (ab. 1450), with Extracts from Ashmole ms. 1429, Laud ms.
     4. conj.   *: Soupes dorye. — Take gode almaunde mylke (...) caste þher-to Safroun an Salt ...
     5. conj.   * (RQ:Authorised Version, Genesis, 1, 1):
     6. conj.   *: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
     7. conj.   * 1817, Jane Austen, Persuasion:
     8. conj.   *: as for Mrs. Smith, she had claims of various kinds to recommend her quickly and permanently.
     9. conj.   * 2011, Mark Townsend, The Guardian, 5 November:
     10. conj.   *: ‘The UKBA has some serious explaining to do if it is routinely carrying out such abusive and unlawful inspections.’
     11. conj.    Simply connecting two clauses or sentences.
     12. conj.   * 1991, Jung Chang, Wild Swans:
     13. conj.   *: When she saw several boys carrying a huge wooden case full of porcelain, she mumbled to Jinming that she was going to have a look, and left the room.
     14. conj.   * 2011, Helena Smith & Tom Kington, The Guardian, 5 November:
     15. conj.   *: Consensus is essential for the country, he said, adding that he was not tied to his post and was willing to step aside.
     16. conj.    Introducing a clause or sentence which follows on in time or consequence from the first.
     17. conj.   * 1996, David Beasley, Chocolate for the Poor:
     18. conj.   *: ‘But if you think you can get it, Christian, you're a fool. Set one foot upcountry and I'll kill you.’
     19. conj.   * 2004, Will Buckley, The Observer:, 22 August:
     20. conj.   *: One more error and all the good work she had done on Friday would be for nought.
     21. conj.    (obsolete) Yet; but.
     22. conj.   * 1611, Authorised (King James) Version, Bible, Matthew XXII:
     23. conj.   *: Hee said, I goe sir, and went not.
     24. conj.    Used to connect certain numbers: connecting units when they precede tens (not dated); connecting tens and units to hundreds, thousands etc. (now often omitted in US); to connect fractions
     25. conj.   * 1863, Abraham Lincoln, ‘Gettysburg Address’:
     26. conj.   *: Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
     27. conj.   * (RQ:Sinclair Jungle, 26)
     28. conj.   *: In Chicago these latter were receiving, for the most part, eighteen and a half cents an hour, and the unions wished to make this the general wage for the next year.
     29. conj.   * 1956, Dodie Smith, (title):
     30. conj.   *: The One Hundred and One Dalmatians.
     31. conj.    (now, colloquial or literary) Used to connect more than two elements together in a chain, sometimes to stress the number of elements.
     32. conj.   * 1623, William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, First Folio, II.2:
     33. conj.   *: And these does she apply, for warnings and portents, / And euils imminent; and on her knee / Hath begg'd, that I will stay at home to day.
     34. conj.   * 1939, Langley, Ryerson & Woolf, The Wizard of Oz (screenplay):
     35. conj.   *: Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my!
     36. conj.    Connecting two identical elements, with implications of continued or infinite repetition.
     37. conj.   * 1611, Authorised (King James) Version, Bible, Psalms CXLV:
     38. conj.   *: I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
     39. conj.   * 2011, Jonathan Watts, The Guardian, 18 March:
     40. conj.   *: He was at work in a nearby city when the tsunami struck. ‘As soon as I saw it, I called home. It rang and rang, but there was no answer.’
     41. conj.    Introducing a parenthetical or explanatory clause.
     42. conj.   * 1918, George W. E. Russell, Prime Ministers and Some Others:
     43. conj.   *: The word capable occurs in Mr. Fisher's Bill, and rightly, because our mental and physical capacities are infinitely varied.
     44. conj.   * 2008, The Guardian, 29 Jan 2008:
     45. conj.   *: President Pervez Musharraf is undoubtedly sincere in his belief that he, and he alone, can save Pakistan from the twin perils of terrorism and anarchy.
     46. conj.    Introducing the continuation of narration from a previous understood point; also used alone as a question: ‘and so what?’.
     47. conj.   * 1611, Authorised (King James) Version, Bible, Revelation XIV:
     48. conj.   *: And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps(nb...).
     49. conj.   * 1861, Charles Dickens, Great Expectations:
     50. conj.   *: ‘You take it smoothly now,’ said I, ‘but you were very serious last night, when you swore it was Death.’ ‘And so I swear it is Death,’ said he, putting his pipe back in his mouth(nb...)
     51. conj.   * 1914, Saki, ‘The Lull’, Beasts and Superbeasts:
     52. conj.   *: ‘And, Vera,’ added Mrs. Durmot, turning to her sixteen-year-old niece, ‘be careful what colour ribbon you wear in your hair(nb...).’
     53. conj.    (now, regional or somewhat colloquial) Used to connect two verbs where the second is dependent on the first: ‘to’. Used especially after (m, en, come), m, en, go and m, en, try.
     54. conj.   * 1817, Jane Austen, Sanditon:
     55. conj.   *: Beyond paying her a few charming compliments and amusing her with gay conversation, had he done anything at all to try and gain her affection?
     56. conj.   * 1989, James Kelman, A Disaffection:
     57. conj.   *: Remember and help yourself to the soup! called Gavin.
     58. conj.    Introducing a qualitative difference between things having the same name; as well as other.
     59. conj.   * 1936, The Labour Monthly, vol. XVIII:
     60. conj.   *: Undoubtedly every party makes mistakes. But there are mistakes and mistakes.
     61. conj.   * 1972, Esquire, vol. LXXVIII:
     62. conj.   *: There are managers and there are managers, he tells me. I'm totally involved in every aspect of Nina's career..
     63. conj.    Used to combine numbers in addition; plus (with singular or plural verb).
     64. conj.   * 1791, James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson:
     65. conj.   *: ‘Nobody attempts to dispute that two and two make four: but with contests concerning moral truth, human passions are generally mixed(nb...).’
     66. conj.   * 1871, Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There:
     67. conj.   *: ‘Can you do Addition?’ the White Queen asked. ‘What's one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one?’
     68. conj. (heading) Expressing a condition.
     69. conj.    (now, US dialect) If; provided that.
     70. conj.   * 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book VII:
     71. conj.   *: Where ys Sir Launcelot? seyde King Arthure. And he were here, he wolde nat grucche to do batayle for you..
     72. conj.   * 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Matthew XIV:
     73. conj.   *: Peter answered, and sayde: master, and thou be he, bidde me come unto the on the water.
     74. conj.   * 1958, Shirley Ann Grau, The Hard Blue Sky:
     75. conj.   *: And he went slower, Mike said softly, he go better..
     76. conj.    (obsolete) As if, as though.
     77. conj.   * 1600, William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, I.2:
     78. conj.   *: I will roare you, and 'twere any Nightingale.
     79. conj.    (obsolete) Even though.
     80. conj.   * Francis Bacon
     81. conj.   *: As they will set an house on fire, and it were but to roast their eggs.
     82. n. (_) Breath.
     83. n. (_) Sea smoke; steam fog.
     84. v. (_) To breathe; whisper; devise; imagine.
supporting
     1. adj. That supports.
     2. v. present participle of support
     3. n. That which supports something else; a support.
     support
          1. n. Something which supports. Often used attributively, as a complement or supplement to.
                Don't move that beam! It's a support for the whole platform.
          3. n. Financial or other help.
                The government provides support to the arts in several ways.
          5. n. Answers to questions and resolution of problems regarding something sold.
                Sure they sell the product, but do they provide support?
          7. n. (mathematics) in relation to a function, the set of points where the function is not zero, or the closure of that set.
          8. n. (fuzzy set theory) A set whose elements are at least partially included in a given fuzzy set (i.e., whose grade of membership in that fuzzy set is strictly greater than zero).
                If the membership function of a fuzzy set is continuous, then that fuzzy set's support is an open set.
          10. n. Evidence.
                The new research provides further support for our theory.
          12. n. (computing) Compatibility and functionality for a given product or feature.
                This game has no mouse support.
          14. n. (gymnastics) (clipping of support position)
          15. v. To keep from falling.
                Don’t move that beam! It supports the whole platform.
          17. v. To answer questions and resolve problems regarding something sold.
                Sure they sell the product, but do they support it?
          19. v. To back a cause, party, etc., mentally or with concrete aid.
                I support France in the World Cup
          21. v. To help, particularly financially.
                The government supports the arts in several ways.
          23. v. To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain.
                The testimony is not sufficient to support the charges.
                The evidence will not support the statements or allegations.
          26. v. To serve, as in a customer-oriented mindset; to give support to.
                The IT Department supports the research organization, but not the sales force.
                I don't make decisions: I just support those who do.
          29. v. To be designed (said of machinery, electronics, or computers, or their parts, accessories, peripherals, or programming) to function compatibly with or provide the capacity for.
                Early personal computers did not support voice-recognition hardware or software.
          31. v. To be acfor, or involved with, but not responsible for.
                I support the administrative activities of the executive branch of the organization
          33. v. (archaic) To endure without being overcome; bear; undergo; to tolerate.
          34. v. To assume and carry successfully, as the part of an actor; to represent or act; to sustain.
                to support the character of King Lear
the
     1. art. Definite grammatical article that implies necessarily that an entity it articulates is presupposed; something already mentioned, or completely specified later in that same sentence, or assumed already
           I’m reading the book. (Compare I’m reading a book.)
           The street in front of your house. (Compare A street in Paris.)
           The men and women watched the man give the birdseed to the bird.
     5. art.    Used before a noun modified by a restrictive relative clause, indicating that the noun refers to a single referent defined by the relative clause.
     6. art.   : The street that runs through my hometown.
     7. art. Used before an object considered to be unique, or of which there is only one at a time.
           No one knows how many galaxies there are in the universe.
           God save the Queen!
     10. art. Used before a superlative or an ordinal number modifying a noun, to indicate that the noun refers to a single item.
           That was the best apple pie ever.
     12. art.    Added to a superlative or an ordinal number to make it into a substantive.
     13. art.   : That apple pie was the best.
     14. art. Introducing a singular term to be taken generically: preceding a name of something standing for a whole class.
     15. art. Used before an adjective, indicating all things (especially persons) described by that adjective.
           Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable.
     17. art. Used to indicate a certain example of (a noun) which is usually of most concern or most common or familiar.
           No one in the whole country had seen it before.
           I don't think I'll get to it until the morning.
     20. art. Used before a body part (especially of someone previously mentioned), as an alternative to a possessive pronoun.
           A stone hit him on the head. (= “A stone hit him on his head.”)
     22. art. When stressed, indicates that it describes an object which is considered to be best or exclusively worthy of attention.
           That is the hospital to go to for heart surgery.
     24. adv. 1=With a comparative or and a verb phrase, establishes a parallel with one or more other such comparatives.
           The hotter the better.
           The more I think about it, the weaker it looks.
           The more money donated, the more books purchased, and the more happy children.
           It looks weaker and weaker, the more I think about it.
     29. adv. 1=With a comparative, and often with.
           It was a difficult time, but I’m the wiser for it.
           It was a difficult time, and I’m none the wiser for it.
           I'm much the wiser for having had a difficult time like that.
crest
     1. v. Particularly with reference to waves, to reach a peak.
     2. v. To furnish with, or surmount as, a crest; to serve as a crest for.
     3. v. To mark with lines or streaks like waving plumes.
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