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agriculture
     1. n. The art or science of cultivating the ground, including the harvesting of crops, and the rearing and management of livestock
a
     1. art. One; any indefinite example of; used to denote a singular item of a group.
           There was a man here looking for you yesterday.
     2. 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.
     3. art. One certain or particular; any single.Brown, Lesley, (2003)
           We've received an interesting letter from a Mrs. Miggins of London.
     4. art. The same; one.
           We are of a mind on matters of morals.
     5. art. Any, every; used before a noun which has become modified to limit its scope; also used with a negative to indicate not a single one.Lindberg, Christine A. (2007)
           A man who dies intestate leaves his children troubles and difficulties.
           He fell all that way, and hasn't a bump on his head?
     6. art. Used before plural nouns modified by few, good many, couple, great many, etc.
     7. 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.
     8. prep. (archaic) To do with position or direction; In, on, at, by, towards, onto.
           Stand a tiptoe.
     9. prep. To do with separation; In, into.
           Torn a pieces.
     10. prep. To do with time; Each, per, in, on, by.
           I brush my teeth twice a day.
     11. prep. (obsolete) To do with method; In, with.
     12. prep. (obsolete) To do with role or capacity; In.
           A God’s name.
     13. prep. To do with status; In.
           King James Bible (II Chronicles 2:18)
             To set the people a worke.
     14. prep. (archaic) To do with process, with a passive verb; In the course of, experiencing.
           1964, Bob Dylan, The Times They Are a-Changin’
             The times, they are a-changin'.
     15. prep. (archaic) To do with an action, an active verb; Engaged in.
           1611, King James Bible, Hebrews 11-21
             Jacob, when he was a dying
     16. prep. (archaic) To do with an action/movement; To, into.
     17. v. (archaic, or slang) Have.
           I'd a come, if you'd a asked.
     18. pron. (obsolete, outside, England, and Scotland dialects) He.
     19. interj. A meaningless syllable; ah.
     20. prep. (archaic, slang) Of.
           The name of John a Gaunt.
     21. adv. (chiefly Scotland) All.
     22. adj. (chiefly Scotland) All.
with a grin
carrying a black bag
material
     1. adj. Having to do with matter; consisting of matter.
           This compound has a number of interesting material properties.
     2. adj. Worldly, as opposed to spiritual.
           Don't let material concerns get in the way of living a happy life.
     3. adj. (law, accounting) Significant.
           You've made several material contributions to this project.
           This is the most material fact in this lawsuit.
     4. n. Matter which may be shaped or manipulated, particularly in making something.
           Asphalt, composed of oil and sand, is a widely used material for roads.
     5. n. Text written for a specific purpose.
           We were a warm-up act at the time; we didn't have enough original material to headline.
     6. n. A sample or specimens for study.
     7. n. Cloth to be made into a garment. Fabric.
           You'll need about a yard of material to make this.
     8. n. The people collectively who are qualified for a certain position or activity.
           John Doe is a great governor, and I also believe he is presidential material.
           He is not the only one. I believe we have lots of presidential material in various public offices.
     9. n. Related data of various kinds, especially if collected as the basis for a document or book.
     10. n. The substance that something is made or composed of.
     11. v. (obsolete, transitive) To form from matter; to materialize.
used
     1. v. simple past tense and past participle of use
           You used me!
     2. v. (intransitive, as an auxiliary verb, now only in past tense) to perform habitually; to be accustomed to doing something
           He used to live here, but moved away last year.
     3. adj. That is or has or have been used.
           The ground was littered with used syringes left behind by drug abusers.
     4. adj. That has or have previously been owned by someone else.
           He bought a used car.
     5. adj. Familiar through use; usual; accustomed.
           I got used to this weather.
used the ashtray
she used to sing
     use
          1. n. The act of using.
                the use of torture has been condemned by the United Nations;  there is no use for your invention
          2. n. (followed by "of") Usefulness, benefit.
                What's the use of a law that nobody follows?
          3. n. A function; a purpose for which something may be employed.
                This tool has many uses.
          4. n. Occasion or need to employ; necessity.
                I have no further use for these textbooks.
          5. n. (obsolete, rare) Interest for lent money; premium paid for the use of something; usury.
          6. n. (archaic) Continued or repeated practice; usage; habit.
          7. n. (obsolete) Common occurrence; ordinary experience.
          8. n. (religion) The special form of ritual adopted for use in any diocese.
                the Sarum, or Canterbury, use; the Hereford use; the York use; the Roman use; etc.
          9. n. (forging) A slab of iron welded to the side of a forging, such as a shaft, near the end, and afterward drawn down, by hammering, so as to lengthen the forging.
          10. v. To utilize or employ.
          11. v.          To employ; to apply; to utilize.
                        Use this knife to slice the bread.
                        We can use this mathematical formula to solve the problem.
          12. v.          (transitive, often with up) To expend; to consume by employing.
                        I used the money they allotted me.
                        We should use up most of the fuel.
                        She used all the time allotted to complete the test.
          13. v.          To exploit.
                        You never cared about me; you just used me!
          14. v.          To consume (alcohol, drugs, etc), especially regularly.
                         He uses cocaine. I have never used drugs.
          15. v.          (intransitive) To consume a previously specified substance, especially a drug to which one is addicted.
                        Richard began experimenting with cocaine last year; now he uses almost every day.
          16. v.          (transitive, with auxiliary "could") To benefit from; to be able to employ or stand.
                        I could use a drink. My car could use a new coat of paint.
          17. v. To accustom; to habituate. (Now common only in participial form. Note: This usage uses the nounal pronunciation of the word rather than the typically verbal one.)
                soldiers who are used to hardships and danger (still common)
                to use the soldiers to hardships and danger (now rare)
          18. v.          (reflexive, obsolete, with "to") To become accustomed, to accustom oneself.
          19. v. (intransitive, now rare, literary) To habitually do; to be wont to do.
          20. v. (intransitive, now rare, literary) To habitually employ; to be wont to employ.
          21. v. (intransitive, past tense with infinitive) To habitually do. See used to.
                I used to get things done.
          22. v. (dated) To behave toward; to act with regard to; to treat.
                to use an animal cruelly
          23. v. (reflexive, obsolete) To behave, act, comport oneself.
As
     1. n. plural of A
           She went from getting Cs and Ds to earning straight As.
     2. adv. To such an extent or degree.
           You’re not as tall as I am.
           It's not as well made, but it's twice as expensive.
     3. adv. In the manner or role specified.
           The kidnappers released him as agreed.
           The parties were seen as agreeing on a range of issues.
           He was never seen as the boss, but rather as a friend.
     4. adv. (dated) For example (compare such as).
     5. conj. In the same way that; according to what.
           Do as I say!
           I'm under a lot of pressure, as you know.
           As you wish, my lord!
     6. conj. At the same instant that; when.
           As I came in, she flew.
     7. conj. At the same time that; while.
           He sleeps as the rain falls.
     8. conj. Varying through time in the same proportion that.
           As my fear grew, so did my legs become heavy.
     9. conj. Being that, considering that, because, since.
           As it’s too late, I quit.
     10. conj. Introducing a basis of comparison, after as, so, or a comparison of equality.
           She's twice as strong as I was two years ago.
           It's not so complicated as I expected.
     11. conj. (dated) Introducing a comparison with a hypothetical state (+ subjunctive); ‘as though’, ‘as if’.
     12. conj. Introducing a comparison with a hypothetical state with the verb elided; as if, as though.
     13. conj. (now England, US, regional) Functioning as a relative conjunction; that.
     14. conj. Expressing concession; though.
     15. conj. (obsolete, rare) Than.
     16. prep. Introducing a basis of comparison, with an object in the objective case.
           You are not as tall as me.
           They're big as houses.
     17. prep. In the role of.
           What is your opinion as a parent?
     18. n. (unit of weight) A libra.
     19. n. Any of several coins of Rome, coined in bronze or later copper; or the equivalent value.
     20. n. plural of a
mulch
     1. n. (agriculture, horticulture) Any material used to cover the top layer of soil to protect, insulate, or decorate it, or to discourage weeds or retain moisture.
           An organic mulch is a mulch made of natural substances such as leaves or grass clippings.
     2. n. (agriculture) A material used as mulch, as a decorative redwood bark mulch.
     3. v. (agriculture) To apply mulch.
           Mulch your vegetable garden to retain moisture and keep weeds down.
     4. v. (agriculture) To turn into mulch.
           I decided to mulch the grass clippings.
As
     1. n. plural of A
           She went from getting Cs and Ds to earning straight As.
     2. adv. To such an extent or degree.
           You’re not as tall as I am.
           It's not as well made, but it's twice as expensive.
     3. adv. In the manner or role specified.
           The kidnappers released him as agreed.
           The parties were seen as agreeing on a range of issues.
           He was never seen as the boss, but rather as a friend.
     4. adv. (dated) For example (compare such as).
     5. conj. In the same way that; according to what.
           Do as I say!
           I'm under a lot of pressure, as you know.
           As you wish, my lord!
     6. conj. At the same instant that; when.
           As I came in, she flew.
     7. conj. At the same time that; while.
           He sleeps as the rain falls.
     8. conj. Varying through time in the same proportion that.
           As my fear grew, so did my legs become heavy.
     9. conj. Being that, considering that, because, since.
           As it’s too late, I quit.
     10. conj. Introducing a basis of comparison, after as, so, or a comparison of equality.
           She's twice as strong as I was two years ago.
           It's not so complicated as I expected.
     11. conj. (dated) Introducing a comparison with a hypothetical state (+ subjunctive); ‘as though’, ‘as if’.
     12. conj. Introducing a comparison with a hypothetical state with the verb elided; as if, as though.
     13. conj. (now England, US, regional) Functioning as a relative conjunction; that.
     14. conj. Expressing concession; though.
     15. conj. (obsolete, rare) Than.
     16. prep. Introducing a basis of comparison, with an object in the objective case.
           You are not as tall as me.
           They're big as houses.
     17. prep. In the role of.
           What is your opinion as a parent?
     18. n. (unit of weight) A libra.
     19. n. Any of several coins of Rome, coined in bronze or later copper; or the equivalent value.
     20. n. plural of a
a
     1. art. One; any indefinite example of; used to denote a singular item of a group.
           There was a man here looking for you yesterday.
     2. 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.
     3. art. One certain or particular; any single.Brown, Lesley, (2003)
           We've received an interesting letter from a Mrs. Miggins of London.
     4. art. The same; one.
           We are of a mind on matters of morals.
     5. art. Any, every; used before a noun which has become modified to limit its scope; also used with a negative to indicate not a single one.Lindberg, Christine A. (2007)
           A man who dies intestate leaves his children troubles and difficulties.
           He fell all that way, and hasn't a bump on his head?
     6. art. Used before plural nouns modified by few, good many, couple, great many, etc.
     7. 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.
     8. prep. (archaic) To do with position or direction; In, on, at, by, towards, onto.
           Stand a tiptoe.
     9. prep. To do with separation; In, into.
           Torn a pieces.
     10. prep. To do with time; Each, per, in, on, by.
           I brush my teeth twice a day.
     11. prep. (obsolete) To do with method; In, with.
     12. prep. (obsolete) To do with role or capacity; In.
           A God’s name.
     13. prep. To do with status; In.
           King James Bible (II Chronicles 2:18)
             To set the people a worke.
     14. prep. (archaic) To do with process, with a passive verb; In the course of, experiencing.
           1964, Bob Dylan, The Times They Are a-Changin’
             The times, they are a-changin'.
     15. prep. (archaic) To do with an action, an active verb; Engaged in.
           1611, King James Bible, Hebrews 11-21
             Jacob, when he was a dying
     16. prep. (archaic) To do with an action/movement; To, into.
     17. v. (archaic, or slang) Have.
           I'd a come, if you'd a asked.
     18. pron. (obsolete, outside, England, and Scotland dialects) He.
     19. interj. A meaningless syllable; ah.
     20. prep. (archaic, slang) Of.
           The name of John a Gaunt.
     21. adv. (chiefly Scotland) All.
     22. adj. (chiefly Scotland) All.
this man also had a cat
everyone moved a little
decorative
     1. adj. That serves to decorate
     2. n. A plant, tile, etc. intended for use as decoration.
redwood
     1. n. (USDA-preferred term) The species Sequoia sempervirens.
           a redwood grove
           This redwood deck will last forever.
     2. n. Any of the evergreen conifers belonging to the genus Sequoia in the wide sense.
     3. n. The wood of the species Sequoia sempervirens.
           This planter is made of redwood.
     4. n. (UK, obsolete) Wood of the species Pinus sylvestris.
bark
     1. v. (intransitive) To make a short, loud, explosive noise with the vocal organs (said of animals, especially dogs).
           The neighbour's dog is always barking.
           The seal barked as the zookeeper threw fish into its enclosure.
     2. v. (intransitive) To make a clamor; to make importunate outcries.
     3. v. To speak sharply.
           The sergeant barked an order.
     4. n. The short, loud, explosive sound uttered by a dog, a fox, and some other animals.
     5. n. (figuratively) An abrupt loud vocal utterance.
     6. n. The exterior covering of the trunk and branches of a tree.
     7. n. (medicine) Peruvian bark or Jesuit's bark, the bark of the cinchona from which quinine is produced.
     8. n. Hard candy made in flat sheets, for instance out of chocolate, peanut butter, toffee or peppermint.
     9. n. The crust formed on barbecued meat that has had a rub applied to it.
     10. v. To strip the bark from; to peel.
     11. v. To abrade or rub off any outer covering from.
           to bark one’s heel
     12. v. To girdle.
     13. v. To cover or inclose with bark, or as with bark.
           bark the roof of a hut
     14. n. (obsolete) A small sailing vessel, e.g. a pinnace or a fishing smack; a rowing boat or barge.
     15. n. (poetic) a sailing vessel or boat of any kind.
     16. n. (nautical) A three-masted vessel, having her foremast and mainmast square-rigged, and her mizzenmast schooner-rigged.
mulch
     1. n. (agriculture, horticulture) Any material used to cover the top layer of soil to protect, insulate, or decorate it, or to discourage weeds or retain moisture.
           An organic mulch is a mulch made of natural substances such as leaves or grass clippings.
     2. n. (agriculture) A material used as mulch, as a decorative redwood bark mulch.
     3. v. (agriculture) To apply mulch.
           Mulch your vegetable garden to retain moisture and keep weeds down.
     4. v. (agriculture) To turn into mulch.
           I decided to mulch the grass clippings.
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