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     1. prep. Used to indicate location, inclusion, or position within spatial, temporal or other limits
     2. prep.    Contained by.
             The dog is in the kennel.
     4. prep.    Within.
     5. prep.    Surrounded by.
             We are in the enemy camp.   Her plane is in the air.
     7. prep.    Part of; a member of.
             One in a million.
     9. prep.    Pertaining to (that particular thing).
             He has passed in English.
     11. prep.    At the end of a period of time.
             They said they would call us in a week.
     13. prep.    Within a certain elapsed time
             Are you able to finish this in three hours?   The massacre resulted in over 1000 deaths in three hours.
     15. prep.    During (said of periods of time).
             in the first week of December;  Easter falls in the fourth lunar month;   The country reached a high level of prosperity in his first term.
     17. prep.    (grammar, phonetics, of sounds and letters) Coming at the end of a word.
             English nouns in -ce form their plurals in -s.
     19. prep. Into.
           Less water gets in your boots this way.
     21. prep. used to indicate limit, qualification, condition, or circumstance
           In replacing the faucet washers, he felt he was making his contribution to the environment.
     23. prep.    Indicating an order or arrangement.
             My fat rolls around in folds.
     25. prep.    Denoting a state of the subject.
             He stalked away in anger.   John is in a coma.
     27. prep.    Indicates, connotatively, a place-like form of someone's (or something's) personality, as his, her or its psychic and physical characteristics.
             You've got a friend in me.   He's met his match in her.
     29. prep.    Wearing (an item of clothing).
     30. prep.   : I glanced over at the pretty girl in the red dress.
     31. prep. used to indicate means, medium, format, genre, or instrumentality
     32. prep.    (of something offered or given in an exchange) In the form of, in the denomination of.
             Please pay me in cash — preferably in tens and twenties.
             The deposit can be in any legal tender, even in gold.
     35. prep.   : Her generosity was rewarded in the success of its recipients.
     36. prep.   * 2014, Carla Bethmann, Clean, Friendly, Profitable?: Tourism, page 114:
     37. prep.   *: (...) tourists sometimes attempt to pay in euros or British pounds.
     38. prep.    used to indicate medium, format, or genre
     39. prep.   Indicates a language, script, tone(,) etc. of a text, speech, etc.
             Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C minor is among his most popular.   His speech was in French, but was simultaneously translated into eight languages.
     41. prep.   Indicates a language, script, tone(,) etc. of writing, speaking, etc.
             When you write in cursive, it's illegible.   He spoke in French, but his speech was simultaneously translated into eight languages.
     43. v. (obsolete, transitive) To enclose.
     44. v. (obsolete, transitive) To take in; to harvest.
     45. adv. (not comparable) Located indoors, especially at home or the office, or inside something.
           Is Mr. Smith in?
     47. adv. Moving to the interior of a defined space, such as a building or room.
           Suddenly a strange man walked in.
     49. adv. (sports) Still eligible to play, e.g. able to bat in cricket and baseball.
           He went for the wild toss but wasn't able to stay in.
     51. adv. (UK) Abbreviation of in aid of.
           What's that in?
     53. adv. After the beginning of something.
     54. n. A position of power or a way to get it.
           His parents got him an in with the company
     56. n. (sport) The state of a batter/batsman who is currently batting – see innings
     57. n. A re-entrant angle; a nook or corner.
     58. adj. In fashion; popular.
           Skirts are in this year.
     60. adj. Incoming.
           the in train
     62. adj. (nautical, of the sails of a vessel) Furled or stowed.
     63. adj. (legal) With privilege or possession; used to denote a holding, possession, or seisin.
           in by descent; in by purchase; in of the seisin of her husband
     65. adj. (cricket) Currently batting.
     66. n. Inch.
     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.
     1. adj. Lascivious, sexually promiscuous, rude.
     2. adj. (obsolete) Lay; not clerical.
     3. adj. (obsolete) Uneducated.
     4. adj. (obsolete) Vulgar, common; typical of the lower orders.
     5. adj. (obsolete) Base, vile, reprehensible.
     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.
     1. v. present participle of live
     2. adj. Having life.
     3. adj. In use or existing.
           Hunanese is a living language.
     5. adj. Of everyday life.
           These living conditions are deplorable.
     7. adj. True to life.
           This is the living image of Fidel Castro.
     9. adj. Used as an intensifier.
           He almost beat the living daylights out of me.
     11. n. The state of being alive.
     12. n. Financial means; a means of maintaining life; livelihood
           What do you do for a living?
     14. n. A style of life.
           plain living
     16. n. (canon law) A position in a church (usually the Church of England) that has attached to it a source of income; an ecclesiastical benefice.
          1. v. (intransitive) To be alive; to have life.
                He's not expected to live for more than a few months.
          3. v. (intransitive) To have permanent residence somewhere, to inhabit, to reside.
                I live at 2a Acacia Avenue.  He lives in LA, but he's staying here over the summer.
          5. v. (intransitive) To survive; to persevere; to continue.
                Her memory lives in that song.
          7. v. (intransitive, hyperbole) To cope.
                You'll just have to live with it!  I can't live in a world without you.
          9. v. (intransitive) To pass life in a specified manner.
                It is difficult to live in poverty.   And they lived happily ever after.
          11. v. To spend, as one's life; to pass; to maintain; to continue in, constantly or habitually.
                To live an idle or a useful life.
          13. v. To act habitually in conformity with; to practice; to exemplify in one's way of life.
          14. v. (intransitive) To outlast danger; to float (said of a ship, boat, etc).
                No ship could live in such a storm.
          16. v. (intransitive, followed by on or upon) To maintain or support one's existence; to provide for oneself; to feed; to subsist.
                It is hard to live on the minimum wage.   They lived on stale bread.
          18. v. (intransitive, informal) To make the most of life; to experience a full rich life.
                I'm sick of spending every day studying at home: I want to go out there and live!
          20. adj. (only used attributively) Having life; that is alive.
                The post office will not ship live animals.
          22. adj. Being in existence; actual
                He is a live example of the consequences of excessive drinking.
          24. adj. Having active properties; being energized.
          25. adj. Operational; being in actual use rather than in testing.
          26. adj. (engineering) Imparting power; having motion.
                the live spindle of a lathe
          28. adj. (sports) Still in active play.
                a live ball
          30. adj. (broadcasting) Seen or heard from a broadcast, as it happens.
                The station presented a live news program every evening.
          32. adj. Of a performance or speech, in person.
                This nightclub has a live band on weekends.
          34. adj. Of a recorded performance, made in front of an audience, or not having been edited after recording.
          35. adj. Of firearms or explosives, capable of causing harm.
                The air force practices dropping live bombs on the uninhabited island.
          37. adj. (circuitry) Electrically charged or energized, usually indicating that the item may cause electrocution if touched.
                Use caution when working near live wires.
          39. adj. (poker) Being a bet which can be raised by the bettor, usually in reference to a blind or straddle.
                Tommy's blind was live, so he was given the option to raise.
          41. adj. Featuring humans; not animated, in the phrases “live actors” or “live action”.
          42. adj. Being in a state of ignition; burning.
                a live coal; live embers
          44. adj. (obsolete) Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing.
                a live man, or orator
          46. adj. (obsolete) Vivid; bright.
          47. adv. Of an event, as it happens; in real time; direct.
                The concert was broadcast live by radio.
          49. adv. Of making a performance or speech, in person.
                He'll be appearing live at the auditorium.
          51. n. (obsolete) life .
     1. n. The soft tissue of the body, especially muscle and fat.
     2. n. The skin of a human or animal.
     3. n. (by extension) Bare arms, bare legs, bare torso.
     4. n. Animal tissue regarded as food; meat (but sometimes excluding fish).
     5. n. The human body as a physical entity.
     6. n. (religion) The mortal body of a human being, contrasted with the spirit or soul.
     7. n. (religion) The evil and corrupting principle working in man.
     8. n. The soft, often edible, parts of fruits or vegetables.
     9. n. (obsolete) Tenderness of feeling; gentleness.
     10. n. (obsolete) Kindred; stock; race.
     11. n. A yellowish pink colour; the colour of some Caucasian human skin.
           (color panel, FFC090)
     13. v. To bury (something, especially a weapon) in flesh.
     14. v. (obsolete) To inure or habituate someone (m, en, in) or m, en, to a given practice.
     15. v. To put flesh on; to fatten.
     16. v. To add details.
           The writer had to go back and flesh out the climactic scene.
     18. v. To remove the flesh from the skin during the making of leather.
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