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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.
inventory
     1. n. (operations) The stock of an item on hand at a particular location or business.
           Due to an undersized inventory at the Boston outlet, customers had to travel to Providence to find the item.
     3. n. (operations) A detailed list of all of the items on hand.
           The inventory included several items that one wouldn't normally think to find at a cheese shop.
     5. n. (operations) The process of producing or updating such a list.
           This month's inventory took nearly three days.
     7. n. (RPG) A space containing the item, items available to a character for immediate use.
     8. v. (transitive, operations) To take stock of the resources or items on hand; to produce an inventory.
           The main job of the night shift was to inventory the store, and restock when necessary.
of
     1. prep. Expressing direction.
     2. prep.    (now, obsolete or dialectal) From (of distance, direction), off.
     3. prep.   * (RQ:Mlry MrtDrthr, 15.10, 2, XIII, x):
     4. prep.   *: Sir said Galahad by this shelde ben many merueils fallen / Sir sayd the knyght hit befelle after the passion of our lord Ihesu Crist xxxij yere that Ioseph of Armathye the gentyl knyght
     5. prep.   * (RQ:RBrtn AntmyMlncly), II.5.3.ii:
     6. prep.   *: Against headache, vertigo, vapours which ascend forth of the stomach to molest the head, read Hercules de Saxonia and others.
     7. prep.    (obsolete except in phrases) Since, from (a given time, earlier state etc.).
     8. prep.   * 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Mark IX:
     9. prep.   *: And he axed his father: howe longe is it agoo, sens this hath happened hym? And he sayde, of a chylde.
     10. prep.   * 1616, William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, IV.4:
     11. prep.   *: one that I brought vp of a puppy(...)I was sent to deliuer him, as a present to Mistris Siluia, from my Master.
     12. prep.   * 2010 July 29, Simon Tisdall, The Guardian:
     13. prep.   *: Obama has been obliged to make nice of late in hope of rescuing the moribund two-state process and preventing resumed West Bank settlement building.
     14. prep.    From, away from (a position, number, distance etc.).
     15. prep.   * 1932 September 30, Time:
     16. prep.   *: Though Washington does not offically recognize Moscow, the Hoover Administration permits a Soviet Russian Information Bureau to flourish in a modest red brick house on Massachusetts Ave
     17. prep.   * 2010 November 7, The Guardian:
     18. prep.   *: There are now upwards of 1.4 million 99ers in America facing a life with no benefits and few prospects for finding a job in a market in which companies are still not hiring.
     19. prep.    (North America, Scotland, Ireland) Before (the hour); to.
     20. prep.   * 1940 June 17, Little Bull Booed, Time:
     21. prep.   *: Fellow Democrats, he began, I left Washington at a quarter of two this morning(nb...)..
     22. prep.   * 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin, 2006, page 194:
     23. prep.   *: Quarter of seven. Fifteen minutes to go.
     24. prep. Expressing separation.
     25. prep.    Indicating removal, absence or separation, with the action indicated by a transitive verb and the quality or substance by a grammatical object.
     26. prep.   * (RQ:Mlry MrtDrthr, 15.18, 2, XIII, xviij):
     27. prep.   *: And ther with on his handes and on his knees he wente soo nyghe that he touched the holy vessel / and kyste hit / and anone he was hole / and thenne he sayd lord god I thanke the / for
     28. prep.   * (RQ:Flr Mntgn Essays), II.1:
     29. prep.   *: Antigonus took upon him to favour a souldier of his by reason of his vertue and valour, to have great care of him, and see whether they could recover him of a lingering and inward disea
     30. prep.   * 1816 February 20, Jane Austen, Letter:
     31. prep.   *: I am almost entirely cured of my rheumatism—just a little pain in my knee now and then, to make me remember what it was, and keep on flannel.
     32. prep.   * 1951, Time, 3 September:
     33. prep.   *: In Houston, ten minutes after the Lindquist Finance Corp. was robbed of $447, Office Manager Howard Willson got a phone call from the thief who complained: You didn't have enough money
     34. prep.    Indicating removal, absence or separation, with resulting state indicated by an adjective.
     35. prep.   * 1731 August 28, Jonathan Swift, Letter:
     36. prep.   *: But schemes are perfectly accidental: some will appear barren of hints and matter, but prove to be fruitful(nb...).
     37. prep.   * 2010 October 31, Stuart James, The Guardian:
     38. prep.   *: Yet for long spells Villa looked laboured and devoid of ideas.
     39. prep.    (obsolete) Indicating removal, absence or separation, construed with an intransitive verb.
     40. prep.   * 1822, Jacob Bailey Moore, New Hampshire, volume 1, page 5:
     41. prep.   *: He was kindly treated by the people at Saco, and recovered of his wounds.
     42. prep. Expressing origin.
     43. prep.    Indicating an ancestral source or origin of descent.
     44. prep.   * 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Acts II:
     45. prep.   *: They wondred all, and marveylled sayinge amonge themselves: Loke, are not all these which speake off galile? And howe heare we every man his awne tongue wherein we were boren?
     46. prep.   * 1954, The Rotarian, volume 85:6:
     47. prep.   *: My father was born of a family of weavers in Manchester, England.
     48. prep.   * 2010, The Cost of Repair, The Economist:
     49. prep.   *: Nothing may come of these ideas, yet their potential should not be dismissed.
     50. prep.    Indicating a (non-physical) source of action or emotion; introducing a cause, instigation; from, out of, as an expression of.
     51. prep.   * (RQ:Mlry MrtDrthr, 12.19, 2, X, xix):
     52. prep.   *: Faire knyght said Palomydes me semeth we haue assayed eyther other passyng sore / and yf hit may please the / I requyre the of thy knyghthode telle me thy name / Sir said the knyȝt to P
     53. prep.   * 1803, John Smalley, Sermons:
     54. prep.   *: Undoubtedly it is to be understood, that inflicting deserved punishment on all evil doers, of right, belongs to God.
     55. prep.   * 2008 December 3, Rowenna Davis, The Guardian:
     56. prep.   *: The woman who danced for me said she was there of her own free will, but when I pushed a bit further, I discovered that she owed a man a lot of money, and had to pay it back quickly.
     57. prep.    Following an intransitive verb: indicating the source or cause of the verb.
     58. prep.   * 2006, Joyce Carol Oates, The Female of the Species:
     59. prep.   *: He smelled of beer and cigarette smoke and his own body.
     60. prep.   * 2010 October 5, Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi, The Guardian:
     61. prep.   *: Two men, one from Somalia and one from Zimbabwe, died of terminal illnesses shortly after their incarceration ended.
     62. prep.    Following an adjective, indicating the subject or cause of the adjective.
     63. prep.   * 2010 September 23, Bagehot, The Economist:
     64. prep.   *: Lib Dems were appalled by Mr Boles’s offer, however kindly meant: the party is so frightened of losing its independence under Mr Clegg that such a pact would “kill” him, says a senior m
     65. prep.   * 2015, Vincent J. M. DiMaio, Gunshot Wounds:
     66. prep.   *: Thus, one finds individuals dead of a gunshot wound with potentially lethal levels of drugs.
     67. prep. Expressing agency.
     68. prep.    Following a passive verb to indicate the agent (for most verbs, now usually expressed with (m, en, by)).
     69. prep.   * 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Acts IX:
     70. prep.   *: After a good while, the iewes toke cousell amonge themselves to kyll him. But their layinges awayte wer knowen of Saul.
     71. prep.   * (RQ:Flr Mntgn Essays), II.1:
     72. prep.   *: she might appeare to be the lively patterne of another Lucrece, yet know I certainly that, both before that time and afterward, she had beene enjoyed of others upon easier composition.
     73. prep.   * 1995, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, :
     74. prep.   *: The family is ordained of God.
     75. prep.   * 2008 March 27, Selling rhythm to the world, The Economist:
     76. prep.   *: Colombia and Venezuela share an elegantly restrained style, with much back-stepping, smaller hand-movements and little use of the elaborate, arm-tangling moves beloved of Cuban dancers.
     77. prep.    Used to introduce the subjective genitive; following a noun to form the head of a postmodifying noun phrase.
     78. prep.   * 1994, Paul Coates, Film at the Intersection of High and Mass Culture, page 136:
     79. prep.   *: In Blood and Sand, meanwhile, Valentino repeatedly solicits the attention of women who have turned away from him.
     80. prep.   * 2009 December 28, Head to head, The Economist:
     81. prep.   *: Somehow Croatia has escaped the opprobrium of the likes of the German Christian Democrats and others that are against any rapid enlargement of the European Union to the include rest of
     82. prep.    Following an adjective, used to indicate the agent of something described by the adjective.
     83. prep.   * 1815, Jane Austen, Emma:
     84. prep.   *: When this was over, Mr. Woodhouse gratefully observed,—It is very kind of you, Mr. Knightley, to come out at this late hour to call upon us..
     85. prep.   * 2007 January 10, Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian:
     86. prep.   *: Morrissey's spokesperson says he is considering the offer. It would perhaps be rude of him to decline.
     87. prep. Expressing composition, substance.
     88. prep.    After a verb expressing construction, making etc., used to indicate the material or substance used.
     89. prep.   * 1846, Herman Melville, Typee:
     90. prep.   *: The mallet is made of a hard heavy wood resembling ebony, is about twelve inches in length, and perhaps two in breadth, with a rounded handle at one end(nb...).
     91. prep.    Directly following a noun, used to indicate the material from which it is made.
     92. prep.   * 2010 January 23, Simon Mawer, The Guardian:
     93. prep.   *: Perhaps symbolically, Van Doesburg was building a house of straw: he died within a few months of completion, not in Meudon but in Davos, of a heart attack following a bout of asthma.
     94. prep.    Indicating the composition of a given collective or quantitative noun.
     95. prep.   * 1853, William Makepeace Thackeray, Barry Lyndon:
     96. prep.   *: His papers at this period contain a mass of very unedifying and uninteresting documents(nb...).
     97. prep.   * 2010 October 31, Polly Vernon, The Guardian:
     98. prep.   *: I'd expected to be confronted by oodles of barely suppressed tension and leather-clad, pouty-mouthed, large-haired sexiness; the visual shorthand of rock gods in general, and Jon Bon Jo
     99. prep.    Used to link a given class of things with a specific example of that class.
     100. prep.   * 1719, Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe:
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.
courses
     1. n. plural of course
     2. n. (obsolete, euphemistic) Menses.
     3. v. third-person singular present indicative of course
     course
          1. n. A sequence of events.
                The normal course of events seems to be just one damned thing after another.
          3. n.    A normal or customary sequence.
          4. n.   * Shakespeare
          5. n.   *: The course of true love never did run smooth.
          6. n.   * Milton
          7. n.   *: Day and night, / Seedtime and harvest, heat and hoary frost, / Shall hold their course.
          8. n.    A programme, a chosen manner of proceeding.
          9. n.    Any ordered process or sequence or steps.
          10. n.    A learning program, as in a school.
                  I need to take a French course.
          12. n.   * 1661, John Fell, '
          13. n.   *: During the whole time of his abode in the university he generally spent thirteen hours of the day in study; by which assiduity besides an exact dispatch of the whole course of philosoph
          14. n.    (especially in medicine) A treatment plan.
          15. n.    A stage of a meal.
                  We offer seafood as the first course.
          17. n.    The succession of one to another in office or duty; order; turn.
          18. n.   * Bible, 2 Chron. viii. 14
          19. n.   *: He appointed (...) the courses of the priests.
          20. n. A path that something or someone moves along.
                His illness ran its course.
          22. n.    The itinerary of a race.
                  The cross-country course passes the canal.
          24. n.    A racecourse.
          25. n.    The path taken by a flow of water; a watercourse.
          26. n.    (sports) The trajectory of a ball, frisbee etc.
          27. n.    (golf) A golf course.
          28. n.    (nautical) The direction of movement of a vessel at any given moment.
                  The ship changed its course 15 degrees towards south.
          30. n.    (navigation) The intended passage of voyage, such as a boat, ship, airplane, spaceship, etc.
                  A course was plotted to traverse the ocean.
          32. n. (nautical) The lowest square sail in a fully rigged mast, often named according to the mast.
                Main course and mainsail are the same thing in a sailing ship.
          34. n. (in the courses, obsolete, euphemistic) Menses.
          35. n. A row or file of objects.
          36. n.    (masonry) A row of bricks or blocks.
                  On a building that size, two crews could only lay two courses in a day.
          38. n.    (roofing) A row of material that forms the roofing, waterproofing or flashing system.
          39. n.    (textiles) In weft knitting, a single row of loops connecting the loops of the preceding and following rows.
          40. n. (music) A string on a lute.
          41. n. (music) A pair of strings played together in some musical instruments, like the vihuela.
          42. v. To run or flow (especially of liquids and more particularly blood).
                The oil coursed through the engine.
                Blood pumped around the human body courses throughout all its veins and arteries.
          45. v. To run through or over.
          46. v. To pursue by tracking or estimating the course taken by one's prey; to follow or chase after.
          47. v. To cause to chase after or pursue game.
                to course greyhounds after deer
          49. adv. (colloquial) alternative form of of course
taken
     1. adj. Infatuated; fond of or attracted to.
           He was very taken with the girl, I hear.
     3. adj. (informal) In a serious romantic relationship.
           I can't ask her out, she's taken.
     5. v. past participle of take
     take
          1. v. To get into one's hands, possession(,) or control, with or without force.
                take a pen off the desk
                They took Charlton's gun from his cold, dead hands.
                I'll take that plate off the table.
          5. v.    To seize or capture.
                  take the guards prisoner
                  take prisoners
                  After a bloody battle, they were able to take the city.
          9. v.    To catch or get possession of (fish or game).
                  took ten catfish in one afternoon
          11. v.    (transitive, cricket) To catch the ball; especially as a wicket-keeper and after the batsman has missed or edged it.
          12. v.    To appropriate or transfer into one's own possession, sometimes by physically carrying off.
                  Billy took her pencil.
          14. v.    To exact.
                  take a toll
                  take revenge
          17. v.    To capture or win (a piece or trick) in a game.
                  took the next two tricks
                  took Smith's rook
          20. v. To receive or accept (something) (especially something given or bestowed, awarded, etc).
                took third place
                took bribes
                The camera takes 35mm film.
          24. v.    To receive or accept (something) as payment or compensation.
                  The store doesn't take checks.
                  She wouldn't take any money for her help.
                  Do you take credit?
                  The vending machine only takes bills, it doesn't take coins.
          29. v.    To accept and follow (advice, etc).
                  take my advice
          31. v.    To receive into some relationship.
                  take a wife
                  The school only takes new students in the fall.
                  The therapist wouldn't take him as a client.
          35. v.    (transitive, intransitive, legal) To receive or acquire (property) by law (e.g. as an heir).
          36. v.   * 1832, Lodge v Simonton, in Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, page 442:
          37. v.   *: There was no intestacy, and they did not take under the will as heirs, (...)
          38. v.   * 1913, Conrad v Conrad et al (Court of Appeals of Kentucky, Feb. 25, 1913), in The Southwestern Reporter, volumes 153-154, page 741:
          39. v.   *: The only interest they have in the land arises under the will of E. J. Turnham, under which they take one half of the land.
          40. v. To remove.
                take two eggs from the carton
          42. v.    To remove or end by death; to kill.
                  The earthquake took many lives.
                  The plague took rich and poor alike.
                  Cancer took her life.
                  He took his life last night.
          47. v.    To subtract.
                  take one from three and you are left with two
          49. v. To have sex with.
          50. v. To defeat (someone or something) in a fight.
                Don't try to take that guy. He's bigger than you.
                The woman guarding us looks like a professional, but I can take her!
          53. v. To grasp or grip.
                He took her hand in his.
          55. v. To select or choose; to pick.
                Take whichever bag you like.
                She took the best men with her and left the rest to garrison the city.
                I'll take the blue plates.
                I'll take two sugars in my coffee, please.
          60. v. To adopt (select) as one's own.
                She took his side in every argument.
                take a stand on the important issues
          63. v. To carry or lead (something or someone).
                She took her sword with her everywhere she went.
                I'll take the plate with me.
          66. v.    (transitive, especially of a vehicle) To transport or carry; to convey to another place.
                  The next bus will take you to Metz.
                  I took him for a ride
                  I took him down to London.
          70. v.    (transitive, of a, path, road, etc) To lead (to a place); to serve as a means of reaching.
                  These stairs take you down to the basement.
                  Stone Street took us right past the store.
          73. v.    To pass (or attempt to pass) through or around.
                  She took the steps two or three at a time/
                  He took the curve / corner too fast.
                  The pony took every hedge and fence in its path.
          77. v.    To escort or conduct (a person).
                  He took her to lunch at the new restaurant, took her to the movies, and then took her home.
          79. v.   * 2002(?), J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
          80. v.   *: They're taking the Hobbits to Isengard!
          81. v.    (reflexive) To go.
          82. v.   * 2007, Edwin Mullins, The Popes of Avignon, Blue Bridge, 2008, page 59:
          83. v.   *: Nicholas then took himself to Avignon where in August 1330 he formally renounced his claim to the papacy.
          84. v. To use as a means of transportation.
                take the ferry
                I took a plane.
                He took the bus to London, and then took a train to Manchester.
                He's 96 but he still takes the stairs.
          89. v. (obsolete) To visit; to include in a course of travel.
          90. v. To obtain for use by payment or lease.
                She took a condo at the beach for the summer.
                He took a full-page ad in the Times.
          93. v.    To obtain or receive regularly by (paid) subscription.
                  They took two magazines.
                  I used to take The Sunday Times.
          96. v. To consume.
          97. v.    To receive (medicine) into one's body, e.g. by inhalation or swallowing; to ingest.
                  take two of these and call me in the morning
                  take the blue pill
                  I take aspirin every day to thin my blood.
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.
grades
     1. n. plural of grade
     2. n. Grammar school, primary school, or the years of school prior to high school.
     3. v. third-person singular present indicative of grade
     grade
          1. n. A rating.
                I gave him a good grade for effort.
          3. n. The performance of an individual or group on an examination or test, expressed by a number, letter, or other symbol; a score.
                He got a good grade on the test.
          5. n. A degree or level of something; a position within a scale; a degree of quality.
                This fine-grade coin from 1837 is worth a good amount.
          7. n. A slope (up or down) of a roadway or other passage
                The grade of this hill is more than 5 percent.
          9. n. (North America, education) A level of primary and secondary education.
                Clancy is entering the fifth grade this year.
                Clancy starts grade five this year.
          12. n. (Canada, education) A student of a particular grade (used with the grade level).
                The grade fives are on a field trip.
          14. n. An area that has been graded by a grader (construction machine)
          15. n. The level of the ground.
                This material absorbs moisture and is probably not a good choice for use below grade.
          17. n. (mathematics) A gradian.
          18. n. (geometry) In a linear system of divisors on an n-dimensional variety, the number of free intersection points of n generic divisors.
          19. n. A harsh scraping or cutting; a grating.
          20. n. (systematics) A taxon united by a level of morphological or physiological complexity that is not a clade.
          21. n. (medicine) The degree of malignity of a tumor expressed on a scale.
          22. v. To assign scores to the components of an academic test.
          23. v. To assign a score to overall academic performance.
          24. v. To flatten, level, or smooth a large surface.
          25. v. (sewing) To remove or trim part of a seam allowance from a finished seam so as to reduce bulk and make the finished piece more even when turned right side out.
          26. v. (intransitive) To pass imperceptibly from one grade into another.
earned
     1. v. simple past tense and past participle of earn
     earn
          1. v. To gain (success, reward, recognition) through applied effort or work.
                You can have the s'mores: you earned them, clearing the walkway of snow so well.
          3. v. To receive payment for work.
                He earns seven million dollars a year as CEO.  My bank account is only earning one percent interest.
                (, en)
          6. v. (intransitive) To receive payment for work.
                Now that you are earning, you can start paying me rent.
          8. v. To cause (someone) to receive payment or reward.
                My CD earns me six percent!
          10. v. To be worthy of.
                to earn a spot in the top 20
          12. v. (dialect) To curdle, as milk.
          13. v. (obsolete) To long; to yearn.
          14. v. (obsolete) To grieve.
          15. n. alternative form of erne
of
     1. prep. Expressing direction.
     2. prep.    (now, obsolete or dialectal) From (of distance, direction), off.
     3. prep.   * (RQ:Mlry MrtDrthr, 15.10, 2, XIII, x):
     4. prep.   *: Sir said Galahad by this shelde ben many merueils fallen / Sir sayd the knyght hit befelle after the passion of our lord Ihesu Crist xxxij yere that Ioseph of Armathye the gentyl knyght
     5. prep.   * (RQ:RBrtn AntmyMlncly), II.5.3.ii:
     6. prep.   *: Against headache, vertigo, vapours which ascend forth of the stomach to molest the head, read Hercules de Saxonia and others.
     7. prep.    (obsolete except in phrases) Since, from (a given time, earlier state etc.).
     8. prep.   * 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Mark IX:
     9. prep.   *: And he axed his father: howe longe is it agoo, sens this hath happened hym? And he sayde, of a chylde.
     10. prep.   * 1616, William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, IV.4:
     11. prep.   *: one that I brought vp of a puppy(...)I was sent to deliuer him, as a present to Mistris Siluia, from my Master.
     12. prep.   * 2010 July 29, Simon Tisdall, The Guardian:
     13. prep.   *: Obama has been obliged to make nice of late in hope of rescuing the moribund two-state process and preventing resumed West Bank settlement building.
     14. prep.    From, away from (a position, number, distance etc.).
     15. prep.   * 1932 September 30, Time:
     16. prep.   *: Though Washington does not offically recognize Moscow, the Hoover Administration permits a Soviet Russian Information Bureau to flourish in a modest red brick house on Massachusetts Ave
     17. prep.   * 2010 November 7, The Guardian:
     18. prep.   *: There are now upwards of 1.4 million 99ers in America facing a life with no benefits and few prospects for finding a job in a market in which companies are still not hiring.
     19. prep.    (North America, Scotland, Ireland) Before (the hour); to.
     20. prep.   * 1940 June 17, Little Bull Booed, Time:
     21. prep.   *: Fellow Democrats, he began, I left Washington at a quarter of two this morning(nb...)..
     22. prep.   * 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin, 2006, page 194:
     23. prep.   *: Quarter of seven. Fifteen minutes to go.
     24. prep. Expressing separation.
     25. prep.    Indicating removal, absence or separation, with the action indicated by a transitive verb and the quality or substance by a grammatical object.
     26. prep.   * (RQ:Mlry MrtDrthr, 15.18, 2, XIII, xviij):
     27. prep.   *: And ther with on his handes and on his knees he wente soo nyghe that he touched the holy vessel / and kyste hit / and anone he was hole / and thenne he sayd lord god I thanke the / for
     28. prep.   * (RQ:Flr Mntgn Essays), II.1:
     29. prep.   *: Antigonus took upon him to favour a souldier of his by reason of his vertue and valour, to have great care of him, and see whether they could recover him of a lingering and inward disea
     30. prep.   * 1816 February 20, Jane Austen, Letter:
     31. prep.   *: I am almost entirely cured of my rheumatism—just a little pain in my knee now and then, to make me remember what it was, and keep on flannel.
     32. prep.   * 1951, Time, 3 September:
     33. prep.   *: In Houston, ten minutes after the Lindquist Finance Corp. was robbed of $447, Office Manager Howard Willson got a phone call from the thief who complained: You didn't have enough money
     34. prep.    Indicating removal, absence or separation, with resulting state indicated by an adjective.
     35. prep.   * 1731 August 28, Jonathan Swift, Letter:
     36. prep.   *: But schemes are perfectly accidental: some will appear barren of hints and matter, but prove to be fruitful(nb...).
     37. prep.   * 2010 October 31, Stuart James, The Guardian:
     38. prep.   *: Yet for long spells Villa looked laboured and devoid of ideas.
     39. prep.    (obsolete) Indicating removal, absence or separation, construed with an intransitive verb.
     40. prep.   * 1822, Jacob Bailey Moore, New Hampshire, volume 1, page 5:
     41. prep.   *: He was kindly treated by the people at Saco, and recovered of his wounds.
     42. prep. Expressing origin.
     43. prep.    Indicating an ancestral source or origin of descent.
     44. prep.   * 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Acts II:
     45. prep.   *: They wondred all, and marveylled sayinge amonge themselves: Loke, are not all these which speake off galile? And howe heare we every man his awne tongue wherein we were boren?
     46. prep.   * 1954, The Rotarian, volume 85:6:
     47. prep.   *: My father was born of a family of weavers in Manchester, England.
     48. prep.   * 2010, The Cost of Repair, The Economist:
     49. prep.   *: Nothing may come of these ideas, yet their potential should not be dismissed.
     50. prep.    Indicating a (non-physical) source of action or emotion; introducing a cause, instigation; from, out of, as an expression of.
     51. prep.   * (RQ:Mlry MrtDrthr, 12.19, 2, X, xix):
     52. prep.   *: Faire knyght said Palomydes me semeth we haue assayed eyther other passyng sore / and yf hit may please the / I requyre the of thy knyghthode telle me thy name / Sir said the knyȝt to P
     53. prep.   * 1803, John Smalley, Sermons:
     54. prep.   *: Undoubtedly it is to be understood, that inflicting deserved punishment on all evil doers, of right, belongs to God.
     55. prep.   * 2008 December 3, Rowenna Davis, The Guardian:
     56. prep.   *: The woman who danced for me said she was there of her own free will, but when I pushed a bit further, I discovered that she owed a man a lot of money, and had to pay it back quickly.
     57. prep.    Following an intransitive verb: indicating the source or cause of the verb.
     58. prep.   * 2006, Joyce Carol Oates, The Female of the Species:
     59. prep.   *: He smelled of beer and cigarette smoke and his own body.
     60. prep.   * 2010 October 5, Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi, The Guardian:
     61. prep.   *: Two men, one from Somalia and one from Zimbabwe, died of terminal illnesses shortly after their incarceration ended.
     62. prep.    Following an adjective, indicating the subject or cause of the adjective.
     63. prep.   * 2010 September 23, Bagehot, The Economist:
     64. prep.   *: Lib Dems were appalled by Mr Boles’s offer, however kindly meant: the party is so frightened of losing its independence under Mr Clegg that such a pact would “kill” him, says a senior m
     65. prep.   * 2015, Vincent J. M. DiMaio, Gunshot Wounds:
     66. prep.   *: Thus, one finds individuals dead of a gunshot wound with potentially lethal levels of drugs.
     67. prep. Expressing agency.
     68. prep.    Following a passive verb to indicate the agent (for most verbs, now usually expressed with (m, en, by)).
     69. prep.   * 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Acts IX:
     70. prep.   *: After a good while, the iewes toke cousell amonge themselves to kyll him. But their layinges awayte wer knowen of Saul.
     71. prep.   * (RQ:Flr Mntgn Essays), II.1:
     72. prep.   *: she might appeare to be the lively patterne of another Lucrece, yet know I certainly that, both before that time and afterward, she had beene enjoyed of others upon easier composition.
     73. prep.   * 1995, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, :
     74. prep.   *: The family is ordained of God.
     75. prep.   * 2008 March 27, Selling rhythm to the world, The Economist:
     76. prep.   *: Colombia and Venezuela share an elegantly restrained style, with much back-stepping, smaller hand-movements and little use of the elaborate, arm-tangling moves beloved of Cuban dancers.
     77. prep.    Used to introduce the subjective genitive; following a noun to form the head of a postmodifying noun phrase.
     78. prep.   * 1994, Paul Coates, Film at the Intersection of High and Mass Culture, page 136:
     79. prep.   *: In Blood and Sand, meanwhile, Valentino repeatedly solicits the attention of women who have turned away from him.
     80. prep.   * 2009 December 28, Head to head, The Economist:
     81. prep.   *: Somehow Croatia has escaped the opprobrium of the likes of the German Christian Democrats and others that are against any rapid enlargement of the European Union to the include rest of
     82. prep.    Following an adjective, used to indicate the agent of something described by the adjective.
     83. prep.   * 1815, Jane Austen, Emma:
     84. prep.   *: When this was over, Mr. Woodhouse gratefully observed,—It is very kind of you, Mr. Knightley, to come out at this late hour to call upon us..
     85. prep.   * 2007 January 10, Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian:
     86. prep.   *: Morrissey's spokesperson says he is considering the offer. It would perhaps be rude of him to decline.
     87. prep. Expressing composition, substance.
     88. prep.    After a verb expressing construction, making etc., used to indicate the material or substance used.
     89. prep.   * 1846, Herman Melville, Typee:
     90. prep.   *: The mallet is made of a hard heavy wood resembling ebony, is about twelve inches in length, and perhaps two in breadth, with a rounded handle at one end(nb...).
     91. prep.    Directly following a noun, used to indicate the material from which it is made.
     92. prep.   * 2010 January 23, Simon Mawer, The Guardian:
     93. prep.   *: Perhaps symbolically, Van Doesburg was building a house of straw: he died within a few months of completion, not in Meudon but in Davos, of a heart attack following a bout of asthma.
     94. prep.    Indicating the composition of a given collective or quantitative noun.
     95. prep.   * 1853, William Makepeace Thackeray, Barry Lyndon:
     96. prep.   *: His papers at this period contain a mass of very unedifying and uninteresting documents(nb...).
     97. prep.   * 2010 October 31, Polly Vernon, The Guardian:
     98. prep.   *: I'd expected to be confronted by oodles of barely suppressed tension and leather-clad, pouty-mouthed, large-haired sexiness; the visual shorthand of rock gods in general, and Jon Bon Jo
     99. prep.    Used to link a given class of things with a specific example of that class.
     100. prep.   * 1719, Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe:
a
     1. n. The name of the Latin script letter A/a.
     2. art. One; any indefinite example of; used to denote a singular item of a group.
           There was a man here looking for you yesterday.
     4. art. Used in conjunction with the adjectives score, dozen, hundred, thousand, and million, as a function word.
           I've seen it happen a hundred times.
     6. art. One certain or particular; any single.
           We've received an interesting letter from a Mrs. Miggins of London.
     8. art. The same; one.
           We are of a mind on matters of morals.
     10. art. Any, every; used before a noun which has become modified to limit its scope;
           A man who dies intestate leaves his children troubles and difficulties.
           He fell all that way, and hasn't a bump on his head?
     13. art. Used before plural nouns modified by few, good many, couple, great many, etc.
     14. art. Someone or something like; similar to; Used before a proper noun to create an example out of it.
           The center of the village was becoming a Times Square.
     16. prep. (archaic) To do with position or direction; In, on, at, by, towards, onto.
           Stand a tiptoe.
     18. prep. To do with separation; In, into.
           Torn a pieces.
     20. prep. To do with time; Each, per, in, on, by.
           I brush my teeth twice a day.
     22. prep. (obsolete) To do with method; In, with.
     23. prep. (obsolete) To do with role or capacity; In.
           A God’s name.
     25. prep. To do with status; In.
     26. prep. (archaic) To do with process, with a passive verb; In the course of, experiencing.
     27. prep. (archaic) To do with an action, an active verb; Engaged in.
     28. prep. (archaic) To do with an action/movement; To, into.
     29. v. (archaic or slang) Have.
           I'd a come, if you'd a asked.
     31. pron. (obsolete, outside, England, and, Scotland dialects) He.
     32. interj. A meaningless syllable; ah.
     33. prep. (archaic, slang) Of.
           The name of John a Gaunt.
     35. adv. (chiefly Scotland) All.
     36. adj. (chiefly Scotland) All.
of a
     1. Phrase. (dated, now, dialectal, idiomatic) on every; in the (followed by a noun indicating a certain time)
student
     1. n. A person who studies or learns about a particular academic subject.
           A student of philosophy.
     3. n. (figuratively) A person seriously devoted to some subject, whether academic or not.
           He is a student of life.
     5. n. A person enrolled at a university.
           The students were out raising funds for rag week.
     7. n. (chiefly North America) A schoolchild.
alleged
     1. v. simple past tense and past participle of allege
     2. adj. Asserted but not proved.
     3. adj. Supposed but doubtful.
     allege
          1. v. (obsolete) To lighten, diminish.
          2. v. (obsolete, transitive) To state under oath, to plead.
          3. v. (archaic) To cite or quote an author or his work for or against.
          4. v. To adduce (something) as a reason, excuse, support etc.
          5. v. To make a claim as justification or proof; to make an assertion without proof.
                The agency alleged my credit history had problems.
throughout
     1. prep. In every part of; all through.
     2. adv. (obsolete) Completely through, right the way through.
     3. adv. In every part; everywhere.
     4. adv. During an entire period of time.
a
     1. n. The name of the Latin script letter A/a.
     2. art. One; any indefinite example of; used to denote a singular item of a group.
           There was a man here looking for you yesterday.
     4. art. Used in conjunction with the adjectives score, dozen, hundred, thousand, and million, as a function word.
           I've seen it happen a hundred times.
     6. art. One certain or particular; any single.
           We've received an interesting letter from a Mrs. Miggins of London.
     8. art. The same; one.
           We are of a mind on matters of morals.
     10. art. Any, every; used before a noun which has become modified to limit its scope;
           A man who dies intestate leaves his children troubles and difficulties.
           He fell all that way, and hasn't a bump on his head?
     13. art. Used before plural nouns modified by few, good many, couple, great many, etc.
     14. art. Someone or something like; similar to; Used before a proper noun to create an example out of it.
           The center of the village was becoming a Times Square.
     16. prep. (archaic) To do with position or direction; In, on, at, by, towards, onto.
           Stand a tiptoe.
     18. prep. To do with separation; In, into.
           Torn a pieces.
     20. prep. To do with time; Each, per, in, on, by.
           I brush my teeth twice a day.
     22. prep. (obsolete) To do with method; In, with.
     23. prep. (obsolete) To do with role or capacity; In.
           A God’s name.
     25. prep. To do with status; In.
     26. prep. (archaic) To do with process, with a passive verb; In the course of, experiencing.
     27. prep. (archaic) To do with an action, an active verb; Engaged in.
     28. prep. (archaic) To do with an action/movement; To, into.
     29. v. (archaic or slang) Have.
           I'd a come, if you'd a asked.
     31. pron. (obsolete, outside, England, and, Scotland dialects) He.
     32. interj. A meaningless syllable; ah.
     33. prep. (archaic, slang) Of.
           The name of John a Gaunt.
     35. adv. (chiefly Scotland) All.
     36. adj. (chiefly Scotland) All.
course
     1. n. A sequence of events.
           The normal course of events seems to be just one damned thing after another.
     3. n.    A normal or customary sequence.
     4. n.   * Shakespeare
     5. n.   *: The course of true love never did run smooth.
     6. n.   * Milton
     7. n.   *: Day and night, / Seedtime and harvest, heat and hoary frost, / Shall hold their course.
     8. n.    A programme, a chosen manner of proceeding.
     9. n.    Any ordered process or sequence or steps.
     10. n.    A learning program, as in a school.
             I need to take a French course.
     12. n.   * 1661, John Fell, '
     13. n.   *: During the whole time of his abode in the university he generally spent thirteen hours of the day in study; by which assiduity besides an exact dispatch of the whole course of philosoph
     14. n.    (especially in medicine) A treatment plan.
     15. n.    A stage of a meal.
             We offer seafood as the first course.
     17. n.    The succession of one to another in office or duty; order; turn.
     18. n.   * Bible, 2 Chron. viii. 14
     19. n.   *: He appointed (...) the courses of the priests.
     20. n. A path that something or someone moves along.
           His illness ran its course.
     22. n.    The itinerary of a race.
             The cross-country course passes the canal.
     24. n.    A racecourse.
     25. n.    The path taken by a flow of water; a watercourse.
     26. n.    (sports) The trajectory of a ball, frisbee etc.
     27. n.    (golf) A golf course.
     28. n.    (nautical) The direction of movement of a vessel at any given moment.
             The ship changed its course 15 degrees towards south.
     30. n.    (navigation) The intended passage of voyage, such as a boat, ship, airplane, spaceship, etc.
             A course was plotted to traverse the ocean.
     32. n. (nautical) The lowest square sail in a fully rigged mast, often named according to the mast.
           Main course and mainsail are the same thing in a sailing ship.
     34. n. (in the courses, obsolete, euphemistic) Menses.
     35. n. A row or file of objects.
     36. n.    (masonry) A row of bricks or blocks.
             On a building that size, two crews could only lay two courses in a day.
     38. n.    (roofing) A row of material that forms the roofing, waterproofing or flashing system.
     39. n.    (textiles) In weft knitting, a single row of loops connecting the loops of the preceding and following rows.
     40. n. (music) A string on a lute.
     41. n. (music) A pair of strings played together in some musical instruments, like the vihuela.
     42. v. To run or flow (especially of liquids and more particularly blood).
           The oil coursed through the engine.
           Blood pumped around the human body courses throughout all its veins and arteries.
     45. v. To run through or over.
     46. v. To pursue by tracking or estimating the course taken by one's prey; to follow or chase after.
     47. v. To cause to chase after or pursue game.
           to course greyhounds after deer
     49. adv. (colloquial) alternative form of of course
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