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authorship
     1. n. The quality or state of being an author; the function or dignity of an author.
     2. n. The source; origin; origination
           We are unaware of the authorship of this book
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.
     2. 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.
                    The street that runs through my hometown.
     3. 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!
     4. 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.
     5. art.          Added to a superlative or an ordinal number to make it into a substantive.
                    That apple pie was the best.
     6. art. Introducing a singular term to be taken generically: preceding a name of something standing for a whole class.
     7. 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.
     8. 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.
     9. 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.”)
     10. 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.
     11. adv. 1=With a comparative ormore 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.
     12. adv. 1=With a comparative, and often withfor it, indicates a result more like said comparative. This can be negated withnone.
           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.
the law is the law
has the bird flown
act
     1. n. Something done, a deed.
           an act of goodwill
     2. n. (obsolete) Actuality.
     3. n. A product of a legislative body, a statute.
     4. n. The process of doing something.
           He was caught in the act of stealing.
     5. n. A formal or official record of something done.
     6. n. A division of a theatrical performance.
           The pivotal moment in the play was in the first scene of the second act.
     7. n. A performer or performers in a show.
           Which act did you prefer? The soloist or the band?
     8. n. Any organized activity.
     9. n. A display of behaviour.
     10. n. A thesis maintained in public, in some English universities, by a candidate for a degree, or to show the proficiency of a student.
     11. n. A display of behaviour meant to deceive.
           to put on an act
     12. v. (intransitive) To do something.
           If you don't act soon, you will be in trouble.
     13. v. (obsolete, transitive) To do (something); to perform.
     14. v. (intransitive) To perform a theatrical role.
           I started acting at the age of eleven in my local theatre.
     15. v. Of a play: to be acted out (well or badly).
     16. v. (intransitive) To behave in a certain way.
           He's acting strangely - I think there's something wrong with him.
     17. v. (copulative) To convey an appearance of being.
           He acted unconcerned so the others wouldn't worry.
     18. v. To do something that causes a change binding on the doer.
           act on behalf of John
     19. v. (intransitive, construed with on or upon) To have an effect (on).
           High-pressure oxygen acts on the central nervous system and may cause convulsions or death.
           Gravitational force acts on heavy bodies.
     20. v. To play (a role).
           He's been acting Shakespearean leads since he was twelve.
     21. v. To feign.
           He acted the angry parent, but was secretly amused.
     22. v. (mathematics, intransitive, construed with on or upon, of a group) To map via a homomorphism to a group of automorphisms (of).
           This group acts on the circle, so it can't be left-orderable!
     23. v. (obsolete, transitive) To move to action; to actuate; to animate.
his first act
my first act on arriving
or
     1. conj. Connects at least two alternative words, phrases, clauses, sentences, etc. each of which could make a passage true. In English, this is the "inclusive or." The "exclusive or" is formed by "either(...)
           In Ohio, anyone under the age of 18 who wants a tattoo or body piercing needs the consent of a parent or guardian.
           He might get cancer, or be hit by a bus, or God knows what.
     2. conj. (logic) An operator denoting the disjunction of two propositions or truth values. There are two forms, the inclusive or and the exclusive or.
     3. conj. Counts the elements before and after as two possibilities.
     4. conj. Otherwise (a consequence of the condition that the previous is false).
           It's raining! Come inside or you'll catch a cold!
     5. conj. Connects two equivalent names.
           The country Myanmar, or Burma
     6. n. (logic, electronics) alternative form of OR
     7. n. (tincture) The gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms.
     8. adj. (tincture) Of gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms.
     9. adv. (obsolete) Early (on).
     10. adv. (obsolete) Earlier, previously.
     11. prep. (now archaic, or dialect) Before; ere.
or to sit down
or sudden feeling
process
     1. n. A series of events which produce a result (the product).
           This product of last month's quality standards committee is quite good, even though the process was flawed.
     2. n. (manufacturing) A set of procedures used to produce a product, most commonly in the food and chemical industries.
     3. n. A path of succession of states through which a system passes.
     4. n. (anatomy) Successive physiological responses to keep or restore health.
     5. n. (legal) Documents issued by a court in the course of a lawsuit or action at law, such as a summons, mandate, or writ.
     6. n. (biology) An outgrowth of tissue or cell.
     7. n. (anatomy) A structure that arises above a surface.
     8. n. (computing) An executable task or program.
     9. n. The centre mark that players aim at in the game of squails.
     10. v. to perform a particular process on a thing
     11. v. to retrieve, store, classify, manipulate, transmit etc. (data, signals, etc.), especially using computer techniques.
           We have processed the data using our proven techniques, and have come to the following conclusions.
     12. v. to think about a piece of information, or a concept, in order to assimilate it, and perhaps accept it in a modified state.
           I didn't know she had a criminal record. That will take me a while to process.
     13. v. (mostly, British) To walk in a procession.
of
     1. prep. Expressing distance or motion.
     2. prep.          (now obsolete, or dialectal) From (of distance, direction), "off".
     3. prep.          (obsolete except in phrases) Since, from (a given time, earlier state etc.).
     4. prep.          From, away from (a position, number, distance etc.).
                    There are no shops within twenty miles of the cottage.
     5. prep.          (North America, Scotland, Ireland) Before (the hour); to.
                    What's the time? / Nearly a quarter of three.
     6. prep. Expressing separation.
     7. prep.          (Indicating removal, absence or separation, with the action indicated by a transitive verb and the quality or substance by a grammatical object.)
                    Finally she was relieved of the burden of caring for her sick husband.
     8. prep.          (Indicating removal, absence or separation, with resulting state indicated by an adjective.)
                    He seemed devoid of human feelings.
     9. prep.          (obsolete) (Indicating removal, absence or separation, construed with an intransitive verb.)
     10. prep. Expressing origin.
     11. prep.          (Indicating an ancestral source or origin of descent.)
                    The word is believed to be of Japanese origin.
     12. prep.          (Indicating a (non-physical) source of action or emotion; introducing a cause, instigation); from, out of, as an expression of.
                    The invention was born of necessity.
     13. prep.          (following an intransitive verb) (Indicates the source or cause of the verb.)
                    It is said that she died of a broken heart.
     14. prep.          (following an adjective) (Indicates the subject or cause of the adjective.)
                    I am tired of all this nonsense.
     15. prep. Expressing agency.
     16. prep.          (following a passive verb) (Indicates the agent (for most verbs, now usually expressed with by).)
                    I am not particularly enamoured of this idea.
     17. prep.          (Used to introduce the "subjective genitive"; following a noun to form the head of a postmodifying noun phrase) (see also 'Possession' senses below).
                    The contract can be terminated at any time with the agreement of both parties.
     18. prep.          (following an adjective) (Used to indicate the agent of something described by the adjective.)
                    It was very brave of you to speak out like that.
     19. prep. Expressing composition, substance.
     20. prep.          (after a verb expressing construction, making etc.) (Used to indicate the material or substance used.)
                    Many 'corks' are now actually made of plastic.
     21. prep.          (directly following a noun) (Used to indicate the material of the just-mentioned object.)
                    She wore a dress of silk.
     22. prep.          (Indicating the composition of a given collective or quantitative noun.)
                    What a lot of nonsense!
     23. prep.          (Used to link a given class of things with a specific example of that class.)
                   Welcome to the historic town of Harwich.
     24. prep.          (Links two nouns in near-apposition, with the first qualifying the second); "which is also".
                    I'm not driving this wreck of a car.
     25. prep. Introducing subject matter.
     26. prep.          (Links an intransitive verb, or a transitive verb and its subject (especially verbs to do with thinking, feeling, expressing etc.), with its subject-ma
                    I'm always thinking of you.
     27. prep.          (following a noun (now chiefly nouns of knowledge, communication etc.)) (Introduces its subject matter); about, concerning.
                    He told us the story of his journey to India.
     28. prep.          (following an adjective) (Introduces its subject matter.)
                    This behaviour is typical of teenagers.
     29. prep. Having partitive effect.
     30. prep.          (following a number or other quantitive word) (Introduces the whole for which is indicated only the specified part or segment); "from among".
                    Most of these apples are rotten.
     31. prep.          (following a noun) (Indicates a given part.)
     32. prep.          (now archaic, literary, with preceding partitive word assumed, or as a predicate after to be) Some, an amount of, one of.
                    On the whole, they seem to be of the decent sort.
     33. prep.          (Links to a genitive noun or possessive pronoun, with partitive effect (though now often merged with possessive senses, below).)
                    He is a friend of mine.
     34. prep. Expressing possession.
     35. prep.          Belonging to, existing in, or taking place in a given location, place or time. Compare "origin" senses, above.
                    He was perhaps the most famous scientist of the twentieth century.
     36. prep.          Belonging to (a place) through having title, ownership or control over it.
                    The owner of the nightclub was arrested.
     37. prep.          Belonging to (someone or something) as something they possess or have as a characteristic; (the "possessive genitive". (With abstract nouns, this inter
                    Keep the handle of the saucepan away from the flames.
     38. prep. Forming the "objective genitive".
     39. prep.          (Follows an agent noun, verbal noun or noun of action.)
                    She had a profound distrust of the police.
     40. prep. Expressing qualities or characteristics.
     41. prep.          (now archaic, or literary) (Links an adjective with a noun or noun phrase to form a quasi-adverbial qualifier); in respect to, as regards.
                    My companion seemed affable and easy of manner.
     42. prep.          (Indicates a quality or characteristic); "characterized by".
                    Pooh was said to be a bear of very little brain.
     43. prep.          (Indicates quantity, age, price, etc.)
                    We have been paying interest at a rate of 10%.
     44. prep.          (US, informal considered incorrect by some) (Used to link singular indefinite nouns (preceded by the indefinite article) and attributive adjectives mod
                    It's not that big of a deal.
     45. prep. Expressing a point in time.
     46. prep.          (chiefly regional) During the course of (a set period of time, day of the week etc.), now specifically with implied repetition or regularity.
                    Of an evening, we would often go for a stroll along the river.
     47. prep.          (UK dialectal, chiefly in negative constructions) For (a given length of time).
                    I've not tekken her out of a goodly long while.
     48. prep.          (after a noun) (Indicates duration of a state, activity etc.)
                    After a delay of three hours, the plane finally took off.
a jury of her peers
like the body of a dog
declaring
     1. v. present participle of declare
     2. n. The act of making something known; announcing; proclaiming
     declare
          1. v. (obsolete, transitive) To make clear, explain, interpret.
          2. v. (intransitive) To make a declaration.
          3. v. (card games) To show one's cards in order to score.
          4. v. To announce one’s support, choice, opinion, etc.
                He declared him innocent.
          5. v. (intransitive, cricket) For the captain of the batting side to announce the innings complete even though all batsmen have not been dismissed.
          6. v. To announce something formally or officially.
                declare bankruptcy
                declare victory
                (cricket) declare (an innings) closed
          7. v. (intransitive, politics) For a constituency in an election to officially announce the result
                Houghton and Sunderland South was the first constituency to declare in the 2015 general election.
          8. v. To affirm or state something emphatically.
          9. v. To inform government customs or taxation officials of goods one is importing or of income, expenses, or other circumstances affecting one's taxes.
          10. v. To make outstanding debts, e.g. taxes, payable.
          11. v. (transitive, programming) To explicitly establish the existence of (a variable, function, etc.) without necessarily describing its content.
                The counter "i" was declared as an integer.
or
     1. conj. Connects at least two alternative words, phrases, clauses, sentences, etc. each of which could make a passage true. In English, this is the "inclusive or." The "exclusive or" is formed by "either(...)
           In Ohio, anyone under the age of 18 who wants a tattoo or body piercing needs the consent of a parent or guardian.
           He might get cancer, or be hit by a bus, or God knows what.
     2. conj. (logic) An operator denoting the disjunction of two propositions or truth values. There are two forms, the inclusive or and the exclusive or.
     3. conj. Counts the elements before and after as two possibilities.
     4. conj. Otherwise (a consequence of the condition that the previous is false).
           It's raining! Come inside or you'll catch a cold!
     5. conj. Connects two equivalent names.
           The country Myanmar, or Burma
     6. n. (logic, electronics) alternative form of OR
     7. n. (tincture) The gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms.
     8. adj. (tincture) Of gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms.
     9. adv. (obsolete) Early (on).
     10. adv. (obsolete) Earlier, previously.
     11. prep. (now archaic, or dialect) Before; ere.
or to sit down
or sudden feeling
describing
     1. v. present participle of describe
     describe
          1. v. To represent in words.
                The feeling is difficult to describe, but not unpleasant.
                The geographer describes countries and cities.
          2. v. To represent by drawing; to draw a plan of; to delineate; to trace or mark out.
                to describe a circle by the compasses;   a torch waved about the head in such a way as to describe a circle
          3. v. (transitive, mathematics) To give rise to a geometrical structure.
                The function describes a very complex surface.
          4. v. (transitive, taxonomy) To introduce a new taxon to science by explaining its characteristics and particularly how it differs from other taxa.
                The fungus was first described by a botanist.
          5. v. (obsolete) To distribute into parts, groups, or classes; to mark off; to class.
something
     1. pron. An uncertain or unspecified thing; one thing.
           I must have forgotten to pack something, but I can't think what.
           I have something for you in my bag.
           I have a feeling something good is going to happen today.
     2. pron. (colloquial, of someone or something) A quality to a moderate degree.
           The performance was something of a disappointment.
           That child is something of a genius.
     3. pron. (colloquial, of a person) A talent or quality that is difficult to specify.
           She has a certain something.
     4. pron. (colloquial, often with really or quite) Somebody or something who is superlative in some way.
           He's really something! I've never heard such a great voice.
           She's quite something. I can't believe she would do such a mean thing.
     5. adj. Having a characteristic that the speaker cannot specify.
     6. adv. (degree) Somewhat; to a degree.
           The baby looks something like his father.
     7. adv. (degree, colloquial) To a high degree.
     8. v. Applied to an action whose name is forgotten by, unknown or unimportant to the user, e.g. from words of a song.
     9. n. An object whose nature is yet to be defined.
     10. n. An object whose name is forgotten by, unknown or unimportant to the user, e.g., from words of a song. Also used to refer to an object earlier indefinitely referred to as 'something' (pronoun sense).
having something to do
there was something odd
through
     1. prep. From one side of an opening to the other.
           I went through the window.
     2. prep. Entering, then later leaving.
           I drove through the town at top speed without looking left or right.
     3. prep. Surrounded by (while moving).
           We slogged through the mud for hours before turning back and giving up.
     4. prep. By means of.
           This team believes in winning through intimidation.
     5. prep. (North America) To (or up to) and including, with all intermediate values.
           from 1945 through 1991;  the numbers 1 through 9;  your membership is active through March 15, 2013
     6. adj. Passing from one side of something to the other.
           Interstate highways form a nationwide system of through roads.
     7. adj. Finished; complete.
           They were through with laying the subroof by noon.
     8. adj. Valueless; without a future.
           After being implicated in the scandal, he was through as an executive in financial services.
     9. adj. No longer interested.
           She was through with him.
     10. adj. Proceeding from origin to destination without delay due to change of equipment.
           The through flight through Memphis was the fastest.
     11. adj. (association football) In possession of the ball beyond the last line of defence but not necessarily the goalkeeper; through on goal.
     12. adv. From one side to the other by way of the interior.
           The arrow went straight through.
     13. adv. From one end to the other.
           Others slept; he worked straight through.
           She read the letter through.
     14. adv. To the end.
           He said he would see it through.
     15. adv. Completely.
           Leave the yarn in the dye overnight so the color soaks through.
     16. adv. Out into the open.
           The American army broke through at St. Lo.
     17. n. A large slab of stone laid in a dry-stone wall from one side to the other; a perpend.
     18. n. (obsolete) A coffin, sarcophagus or tomb of stone; a large slab of stone laid on a tomb.
I guess before we're through with her
it couldn't have got out through the door
either
     1. det. One of two.
           You can have it in either colour.
     2. det. Each of two; both.
           There is a locomotive at either end of the train, one pulling and the other pushing.
     3. pron. One or other of two people or things.
           He made me two offers, but I did not accept either.
     4. pron. (obsolete) Both, each of two or more.
     5. adv. (conjunctive, after a negative) As well.
           I don't like him, and I don't like her either.
     6. conj. (Introduces the first of two (or occasionally more) options or possibilities, the second (or last) of which is introduced by "or").
           Either you eat your dinner or you go to your room.
           You can have either potatoes or rice with that, but not both.
           You'll be either early, late, or on time.
speech
     1. n. The faculty of uttering articulate sounds or words; the ability to speak or to use vocalizations to communicate.
           It was hard to hear the sounds of his speech over the noise. He had a bad speech impediment.
     2. n. A session of speaking, especially a long oral message given publicly by one person.
           The candidate made some ambitious promises in his campaign speech.
     3. n. A style of speaking.
           Her speech was soft and lilting.
     4. n. (grammar) Speech reported in writing; see direct speech, reported speech
     5. n. A dialect or language.
     6. n. Talk; mention; rumour.
     7. v. (transitive, intransitive) To make a speech; to harangue.
or
     1. conj. Connects at least two alternative words, phrases, clauses, sentences, etc. each of which could make a passage true. In English, this is the "inclusive or." The "exclusive or" is formed by "either(...)
           In Ohio, anyone under the age of 18 who wants a tattoo or body piercing needs the consent of a parent or guardian.
           He might get cancer, or be hit by a bus, or God knows what.
     2. conj. (logic) An operator denoting the disjunction of two propositions or truth values. There are two forms, the inclusive or and the exclusive or.
     3. conj. Counts the elements before and after as two possibilities.
     4. conj. Otherwise (a consequence of the condition that the previous is false).
           It's raining! Come inside or you'll catch a cold!
     5. conj. Connects two equivalent names.
           The country Myanmar, or Burma
     6. n. (logic, electronics) alternative form of OR
     7. n. (tincture) The gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms.
     8. adj. (tincture) Of gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms.
     9. adv. (obsolete) Early (on).
     10. adv. (obsolete) Earlier, previously.
     11. prep. (now archaic, or dialect) Before; ere.
or to sit down
or sudden feeling
writing
     1. n. Graphism of symbols such as letters that express some meaning.
     2. n. Something written, such as a document, article or book.
     3. n. The process of representing a language with symbols or letters.
     4. n. A work of an author.
     5. n. The style of writing of a person.
           I can't read your writing.
     6. n. (as a modifier) Intended for or used in writing.
           a writing table
     7. v. present participle of write
all ready for writing
     write
          1. v. To form letters, words or symbols on a surface in order to communicate.
                The pupil wrote his name on the paper.
                Your son has been writing on the wall.
          2. v. To be the author of (a book, article, poem, etc.).
                My uncle writes newspaper articles for The Herald.
          3. v. To send written information to.
                (UK) Please write to me when you get there.
                (US) Please write me when you get there.
          4. v. To show (information, etc) in written form.
                The due day of the homework is written in the syllabus.
          5. v. (intransitive) To be an author.
                I write for a living.
          6. v. (computing, intransitive, with to) To record data mechanically or electronically.
                The computer writes to the disk faster than it reads from it.
          7. v. (transitive, South Africa, Canada, of an exam, a document, etc.) To fill in, to complete using words.
                I was very anxious to know my score after I wrote the test.
          8. v. To impress durably; to imprint; to engrave.
                truth written on the heart
          9. v. To make known by writing; to record; to prove by one's own written testimony; often used reflexively.
          10. n. (computing) The operation of storing data, as in memory or onto disk.
                How many writes per second can this hard disk handle?
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.
     2. 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.
                    The street that runs through my hometown.
     3. 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!
     4. 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.
     5. art.          Added to a superlative or an ordinal number to make it into a substantive.
                    That apple pie was the best.
     6. art. Introducing a singular term to be taken generically: preceding a name of something standing for a whole class.
     7. 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.
     8. 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.
     9. 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.”)
     10. 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.
     11. adv. 1=With a comparative ormore 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.
     12. adv. 1=With a comparative, and often withfor it, indicates a result more like said comparative. This can be negated withnone.
           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.
the walls
she turned to the stove
portions
     1. n. plural of portion
     portion
          1. n. An allocated amount.
          2. n. That which is divided off or separated, as a part from a whole; a separated part of anything.
          3. n. One's fate; lot.
          4. n. The part of an estate given or falling to a child or heir; an inheritance.
          5. n. A wife's fortune; a dowry.
          6. v. To divide into amounts, as for allocation to specific purposes.
          7. v. To endow with a portion or inheritance.
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.          Simply connecting two clauses or sentences.
     4. conj.          Introducing a clause or sentence which follows on in time or consequence from the first.
     5. conj.          (obsolete) Yet; but.
     6. conj.          Used to connect certain numbers: connecting units when they precede tens (not dated); connecting tens and units to hundreds, thousands etc. (now often
     7. conj.          (now colloquial, or literary) Used to connect more than two elements together in a chain, sometimes to stress the number of elements.
     8. conj.          Connecting two identical elements, with implications of continued or infinite repetition.
     9. conj.          Introducing a parenthetical or explanatory clause.
     10. conj.          Introducing the continuation of narration from a previous understood point; also used alone as a question: ‘and so what?’.
     11. conj.          (now regional or somewhat colloquial) Used to connect two verbs where the second is dependent on the first: ‘to’. Used especially after come,
     12. conj.          Introducing a qualitative difference between things having the same name; "as well as other".
     13. conj.          Used to combine numbers in addition; plus (with singular or plural verb).
     14. conj. Expressing a condition.:
     15. conj.          (now US dialect) If; provided that.
     16. conj.          (obsolete) As if, as though.
     17. n. (enm, music, often informal) In rhythm, the second half of a divided beat.
     18. n. (UK dialectal) Breath.
     19. n. (UK dialectal) Sea smoke; steam fog.
     20. v. (UK dialectal, intransitive) To breathe; whisper; devise; imagine.
and then
and whispered
aspects
     1. n. plural of aspect
     aspect
          1. n. Any specific feature, part, or element of something.
          2. n. The way something appears when viewed from a certain direction or perspective.
          3. n. The way something appears when considered from a certain point of view.
          4. n. A phase or a partial, but significant view or description of something.
          5. n. One's appearance or expression.
          6. n. Position or situation with regard to seeing; that position which enables one to look in a particular direction; position in relation to the points of the compass.
                The house has a southern aspect, i.e. a position which faces the south.
          7. n. Prospect; outlook.
          8. n. (grammar) A grammatical quality of a verb which determines the relationship of the speaker to the internal temporal flow of the event which the verb describes, or whether the speaker views the event f
          9. n. (astrology) The relative position of heavenly bodies as they appear to an observer on earth; the angular relationship between points in a horoscope.
          10. n. (obsolete) The act of looking at something; gaze.
          11. n. (obsolete) Appearance to the eye or the mind; look; view.
          12. n. (programming) In aspect-oriented programming, a feature or component that can be applied to parts of a program independent of any inheritance hierarchy.
          13. v. (Wicca) To channel a divine being.
          14. v. (obsolete) To look at.
of
     1. prep. Expressing distance or motion.
     2. prep.          (now obsolete, or dialectal) From (of distance, direction), "off".
     3. prep.          (obsolete except in phrases) Since, from (a given time, earlier state etc.).
     4. prep.          From, away from (a position, number, distance etc.).
                    There are no shops within twenty miles of the cottage.
     5. prep.          (North America, Scotland, Ireland) Before (the hour); to.
                    What's the time? / Nearly a quarter of three.
     6. prep. Expressing separation.
     7. prep.          (Indicating removal, absence or separation, with the action indicated by a transitive verb and the quality or substance by a grammatical object.)
                    Finally she was relieved of the burden of caring for her sick husband.
     8. prep.          (Indicating removal, absence or separation, with resulting state indicated by an adjective.)
                    He seemed devoid of human feelings.
     9. prep.          (obsolete) (Indicating removal, absence or separation, construed with an intransitive verb.)
     10. prep. Expressing origin.
     11. prep.          (Indicating an ancestral source or origin of descent.)
                    The word is believed to be of Japanese origin.
     12. prep.          (Indicating a (non-physical) source of action or emotion; introducing a cause, instigation); from, out of, as an expression of.
                    The invention was born of necessity.
     13. prep.          (following an intransitive verb) (Indicates the source or cause of the verb.)
                    It is said that she died of a broken heart.
     14. prep.          (following an adjective) (Indicates the subject or cause of the adjective.)
                    I am tired of all this nonsense.
     15. prep. Expressing agency.
     16. prep.          (following a passive verb) (Indicates the agent (for most verbs, now usually expressed with by).)
                    I am not particularly enamoured of this idea.
     17. prep.          (Used to introduce the "subjective genitive"; following a noun to form the head of a postmodifying noun phrase) (see also 'Possession' senses below).
                    The contract can be terminated at any time with the agreement of both parties.
     18. prep.          (following an adjective) (Used to indicate the agent of something described by the adjective.)
                    It was very brave of you to speak out like that.
     19. prep. Expressing composition, substance.
     20. prep.          (after a verb expressing construction, making etc.) (Used to indicate the material or substance used.)
                    Many 'corks' are now actually made of plastic.
     21. prep.          (directly following a noun) (Used to indicate the material of the just-mentioned object.)
                    She wore a dress of silk.
     22. prep.          (Indicating the composition of a given collective or quantitative noun.)
                    What a lot of nonsense!
     23. prep.          (Used to link a given class of things with a specific example of that class.)
                   Welcome to the historic town of Harwich.
     24. prep.          (Links two nouns in near-apposition, with the first qualifying the second); "which is also".
                    I'm not driving this wreck of a car.
     25. prep. Introducing subject matter.
     26. prep.          (Links an intransitive verb, or a transitive verb and its subject (especially verbs to do with thinking, feeling, expressing etc.), with its subject-ma
                    I'm always thinking of you.
     27. prep.          (following a noun (now chiefly nouns of knowledge, communication etc.)) (Introduces its subject matter); about, concerning.
                    He told us the story of his journey to India.
     28. prep.          (following an adjective) (Introduces its subject matter.)
                    This behaviour is typical of teenagers.
     29. prep. Having partitive effect.
     30. prep.          (following a number or other quantitive word) (Introduces the whole for which is indicated only the specified part or segment); "from among".
                    Most of these apples are rotten.
     31. prep.          (following a noun) (Indicates a given part.)
     32. prep.          (now archaic, literary, with preceding partitive word assumed, or as a predicate after to be) Some, an amount of, one of.
                    On the whole, they seem to be of the decent sort.
     33. prep.          (Links to a genitive noun or possessive pronoun, with partitive effect (though now often merged with possessive senses, below).)
                    He is a friend of mine.
     34. prep. Expressing possession.
     35. prep.          Belonging to, existing in, or taking place in a given location, place or time. Compare "origin" senses, above.
                    He was perhaps the most famous scientist of the twentieth century.
     36. prep.          Belonging to (a place) through having title, ownership or control over it.
                    The owner of the nightclub was arrested.
     37. prep.          Belonging to (someone or something) as something they possess or have as a characteristic; (the "possessive genitive". (With abstract nouns, this inter
                    Keep the handle of the saucepan away from the flames.
     38. prep. Forming the "objective genitive".
     39. prep.          (Follows an agent noun, verbal noun or noun of action.)
                    She had a profound distrust of the police.
     40. prep. Expressing qualities or characteristics.
     41. prep.          (now archaic, or literary) (Links an adjective with a noun or noun phrase to form a quasi-adverbial qualifier); in respect to, as regards.
                    My companion seemed affable and easy of manner.
     42. prep.          (Indicates a quality or characteristic); "characterized by".
                    Pooh was said to be a bear of very little brain.
     43. prep.          (Indicates quantity, age, price, etc.)
                    We have been paying interest at a rate of 10%.
     44. prep.          (US, informal considered incorrect by some) (Used to link singular indefinite nouns (preceded by the indefinite article) and attributive adjectives mod
                    It's not that big of a deal.
     45. prep. Expressing a point in time.
     46. prep.          (chiefly regional) During the course of (a set period of time, day of the week etc.), now specifically with implied repetition or regularity.
                    Of an evening, we would often go for a stroll along the river.
     47. prep.          (UK dialectal, chiefly in negative constructions) For (a given length of time).
                    I've not tekken her out of a goodly long while.
     48. prep.          (after a noun) (Indicates duration of a state, activity etc.)
                    After a delay of three hours, the plane finally took off.
was a crate of bananas
matter-of-fact fashion
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.
there was a moment
a pine chest of drawers
piece
     1. n. A part of a larger whole, usually in such a form that it is able to be separated from other parts.
           I’d like another piece of pie.
     2. n. A single item belonging to a class of similar items
           a piece of machinery
           a piece of software
           A useful piece of advice
     3. n. (chess) One of the figures used in playing chess, specifically a higher-value figure as distinguished from a pawn; by extension, a similar counter etc. in other games.
     4. n. A coin, especially one valued at less than the principal unit of currency.
           a sixpenny piece
     5. n. An artistic creation, such as a painting, sculpture, musical composition, literary work, etc.
           She played two beautiful pieces on the piano.
     6. n. (military) An artillery gun.
     7. n. (US, colloquial) A gun.
           He's packin' a piece!
     8. n. (US, Canada colloquial short for hairpiece) A toupee or wig, especially when worn by a man.
           The announcer is wearing a new piece.
     9. n. (Scotland, Ireland, UK, US, dialectal) A slice or other quantity of bread, eaten on its own; a sandwich or light snack.
     10. n. (US, colloquial vulgar) A sexual encounter; from piece of ass or piece of tail
           I got a piece at lunchtime.
     11. n. (US, colloquial mildly vulgar short for piece of crap/piece of shit) A shoddy or worthless object (usually applied to consumer products like vehicles or appliances).
           Ugh, my new computer is such a piece. I'm taking it back to the store tomorrow.
     12. n. (US, slang) A cannabis pipe.
     13. n. (baseball) Used to describe a pitch that has been hit but not well, usually either being caught by the opposing team or going foul. Usually used in the past tense with got, and never used in the plura
           he got a piece of that one;  she got a piece of the ball...and it's going foul.
     14. n. (dated, sometimes derogatory) An individual; a person.
     15. n. (obsolete) A castle; a fortified building.
     16. n. (US) A pacifier.
     17. n. (colloquial) A distance.
           a far piece
           located a fair piece away from their camp
           a fair piece off
     18. v. (transitive usually with together) To assemble (something real or figurative).
           These clues allowed us to piece together the solution to the mystery.
     19. v. To make, enlarge, or repair, by the addition of a piece or pieces; to patch; often with out.
           to piece a garment
     20. v. (slang) To produce a work of graffiti more complex than a tag.
of the mother whose child is about to speak a piece
now let's go upstairs again and go over it, piece by piece
of
     1. prep. Expressing distance or motion.
     2. prep.          (now obsolete, or dialectal) From (of distance, direction), "off".
     3. prep.          (obsolete except in phrases) Since, from (a given time, earlier state etc.).
     4. prep.          From, away from (a position, number, distance etc.).
                    There are no shops within twenty miles of the cottage.
     5. prep.          (North America, Scotland, Ireland) Before (the hour); to.
                    What's the time? / Nearly a quarter of three.
     6. prep. Expressing separation.
     7. prep.          (Indicating removal, absence or separation, with the action indicated by a transitive verb and the quality or substance by a grammatical object.)
                    Finally she was relieved of the burden of caring for her sick husband.
     8. prep.          (Indicating removal, absence or separation, with resulting state indicated by an adjective.)
                    He seemed devoid of human feelings.
     9. prep.          (obsolete) (Indicating removal, absence or separation, construed with an intransitive verb.)
     10. prep. Expressing origin.
     11. prep.          (Indicating an ancestral source or origin of descent.)
                    The word is believed to be of Japanese origin.
     12. prep.          (Indicating a (non-physical) source of action or emotion; introducing a cause, instigation); from, out of, as an expression of.
                    The invention was born of necessity.
     13. prep.          (following an intransitive verb) (Indicates the source or cause of the verb.)
                    It is said that she died of a broken heart.
     14. prep.          (following an adjective) (Indicates the subject or cause of the adjective.)
                    I am tired of all this nonsense.
     15. prep. Expressing agency.
     16. prep.          (following a passive verb) (Indicates the agent (for most verbs, now usually expressed with by).)
                    I am not particularly enamoured of this idea.
     17. prep.          (Used to introduce the "subjective genitive"; following a noun to form the head of a postmodifying noun phrase) (see also 'Possession' senses below).
                    The contract can be terminated at any time with the agreement of both parties.
     18. prep.          (following an adjective) (Used to indicate the agent of something described by the adjective.)
                    It was very brave of you to speak out like that.
     19. prep. Expressing composition, substance.
     20. prep.          (after a verb expressing construction, making etc.) (Used to indicate the material or substance used.)
                    Many 'corks' are now actually made of plastic.
     21. prep.          (directly following a noun) (Used to indicate the material of the just-mentioned object.)
                    She wore a dress of silk.
     22. prep.          (Indicating the composition of a given collective or quantitative noun.)
                    What a lot of nonsense!
     23. prep.          (Used to link a given class of things with a specific example of that class.)
                   Welcome to the historic town of Harwich.
     24. prep.          (Links two nouns in near-apposition, with the first qualifying the second); "which is also".
                    I'm not driving this wreck of a car.
     25. prep. Introducing subject matter.
     26. prep.          (Links an intransitive verb, or a transitive verb and its subject (especially verbs to do with thinking, feeling, expressing etc.), with its subject-ma
                    I'm always thinking of you.
     27. prep.          (following a noun (now chiefly nouns of knowledge, communication etc.)) (Introduces its subject matter); about, concerning.
                    He told us the story of his journey to India.
     28. prep.          (following an adjective) (Introduces its subject matter.)
                    This behaviour is typical of teenagers.
     29. prep. Having partitive effect.
     30. prep.          (following a number or other quantitive word) (Introduces the whole for which is indicated only the specified part or segment); "from among".
                    Most of these apples are rotten.
     31. prep.          (following a noun) (Indicates a given part.)
     32. prep.          (now archaic, literary, with preceding partitive word assumed, or as a predicate after to be) Some, an amount of, one of.
                    On the whole, they seem to be of the decent sort.
     33. prep.          (Links to a genitive noun or possessive pronoun, with partitive effect (though now often merged with possessive senses, below).)
                    He is a friend of mine.
     34. prep. Expressing possession.
     35. prep.          Belonging to, existing in, or taking place in a given location, place or time. Compare "origin" senses, above.
                    He was perhaps the most famous scientist of the twentieth century.
     36. prep.          Belonging to (a place) through having title, ownership or control over it.
                    The owner of the nightclub was arrested.
     37. prep.          Belonging to (someone or something) as something they possess or have as a characteristic; (the "possessive genitive". (With abstract nouns, this inter
                    Keep the handle of the saucepan away from the flames.
     38. prep. Forming the "objective genitive".
     39. prep.          (Follows an agent noun, verbal noun or noun of action.)
                    She had a profound distrust of the police.
     40. prep. Expressing qualities or characteristics.
     41. prep.          (now archaic, or literary) (Links an adjective with a noun or noun phrase to form a quasi-adverbial qualifier); in respect to, as regards.
                    My companion seemed affable and easy of manner.
     42. prep.          (Indicates a quality or characteristic); "characterized by".
                    Pooh was said to be a bear of very little brain.
     43. prep.          (Indicates quantity, age, price, etc.)
                    We have been paying interest at a rate of 10%.
     44. prep.          (US, informal considered incorrect by some) (Used to link singular indefinite nouns (preceded by the indefinite article) and attributive adjectives mod
                    It's not that big of a deal.
     45. prep. Expressing a point in time.
     46. prep.          (chiefly regional) During the course of (a set period of time, day of the week etc.), now specifically with implied repetition or regularity.
                    Of an evening, we would often go for a stroll along the river.
     47. prep.          (UK dialectal, chiefly in negative constructions) For (a given length of time).
                    I've not tekken her out of a goodly long while.
     48. prep.          (after a noun) (Indicates duration of a state, activity etc.)
                    After a delay of three hours, the plane finally took off.
kind of sarcastic
a jury of her peers
writing
     1. n. Graphism of symbols such as letters that express some meaning.
     2. n. Something written, such as a document, article or book.
     3. n. The process of representing a language with symbols or letters.
     4. n. A work of an author.
     5. n. The style of writing of a person.
           I can't read your writing.
     6. n. (as a modifier) Intended for or used in writing.
           a writing table
     7. v. present participle of write
all ready for writing
     write
          1. v. To form letters, words or symbols on a surface in order to communicate.
                The pupil wrote his name on the paper.
                Your son has been writing on the wall.
          2. v. To be the author of (a book, article, poem, etc.).
                My uncle writes newspaper articles for The Herald.
          3. v. To send written information to.
                (UK) Please write to me when you get there.
                (US) Please write me when you get there.
          4. v. To show (information, etc) in written form.
                The due day of the homework is written in the syllabus.
          5. v. (intransitive) To be an author.
                I write for a living.
          6. v. (computing, intransitive, with to) To record data mechanically or electronically.
                The computer writes to the disk faster than it reads from it.
          7. v. (transitive, South Africa, Canada, of an exam, a document, etc.) To fill in, to complete using words.
                I was very anxious to know my score after I wrote the test.
          8. v. To impress durably; to imprint; to engrave.
                truth written on the heart
          9. v. To make known by writing; to record; to prove by one's own written testimony; often used reflexively.
          10. n. (computing) The operation of storing data, as in memory or onto disk.
                How many writes per second can this hard disk handle?
that
     1. conj. Introducing a clause which is the subject or object of a verb (such as one involving reported speech), or which is a complement to a previous statement.
           He told me that the book is a good read.
           I believe that it is true. — She is convinced that he is British.
     2. conj. Introducing a subordinate clause expressing a reason or cause: because, in that.
           Be glad that you have enough to eat.
     3. conj. (now uncommon) Introducing a subordinate clause that expresses an aim, purpose or goal ("final"), and usually contains the auxiliaries may, might or should: so, so that.
     4. conj. Introducing — especially, but not exclusively, with an antecedent like so or such — a subordinate clause expressing a result, consequence or effect.
           The noise was so loud that she woke up.
           The problem was sufficiently important that it had to be addressed.
     5. conj. (archaic, or poetic) Introducing a premise or supposition for consideration: seeing as; inasmuch as; given that; as would appear from the fact that.
     6. conj. Introducing a subordinate clause modifying an adverb.
           Was John there? — Not that I saw.
           How often did she visit him? — Twice that I saw.
     7. conj. Introducing an exclamation expressing a desire or wish.
     8. conj. Introducing an exclamation expressing a strong emotion such as sadness or surprise.
     9. det. The (thing, person, idea, etc) indicated or understood from context, especially if more remote physically, temporally or mentally than one designated as "this", or if expressing distinction.
           That book is a good read. This one isn't.
           That battle was in 1450.
           That cat of yours is evil.
     10. pron. (demonstrative) The thing, person, idea, quality, event, action or time indicated or understood from context, especially if more remote geographically, temporally or mentally than one designated as "t
           He went home, and after that I never saw him again.
     11. pron. The known (thing); (used to refer to something just said).
           They're getting divorced. What do you think about that?
     12. pron. (demonstrative) The aforementioned quality; used together with a verb and pronoun to emphatically repeat a previous statement.
           The water is so cold! — That it is.
     13. pron. (relative) (plural that) Which, who; (representing a subject, direct object, indirect object, or object of a preposition).
           The CPR course that she took really came in handy.
           The house that he lived in was old and dilapidated.
     14. pron. (colloquial) (Used in place of relative adverbs such as where or when; often omitted.)
           the place that = where or to which I went last year
           the last time that = when I went to Europe
     15. adv. (degree) To a given extent or degree.
           "The ribbon was that thin." "I disagree, I say it was not that thin, it was thicker... or maybe thinner...".
     16. adv. (degree) To a great extent or degree; very, particularly (in negative constructions).
           I'm just not that sick.
           I did the run last year, and it wasn't that difficult.
     17. adv. (obsolete, outside, dialects) To such an extent; so. (in positive constructions).
           Ooh, I was that happy I nearly kissed her.
     18. n. (philosophy) Something being indicated that is there; one of those.
but that
for that matter
exist
     1. v. to be; have existence; have being or reality
mainly
     1. adv. (obsolete) Forcefully, vigorously.
     2. adv. (obsolete) Of the production of a sound: loudly, powerfully.
     3. adv. (obsolete) To a great degree; very much.
     4. adv. Chiefly; for the most part.
to
     1. part. A particle used for marking the following verb as an infinitive.
           I want to leave.
           He asked me what to do.
           I don’t know how to say it.
           I have places to go and people to see.
     2. part. As above, with the verb implied.
           "Did you visit the museum?" "I wanted to, but it was closed.".
           If he hasn't read it yet, he ought to.
     3. part. A particle used to create phrasal verbs.
           I have to do laundry today.
     4. prep. Indicating destination: In the direction of, and arriving at.
           We are walking to the shop.
     5. prep. Used to indicate purpose.
           He devoted himself to education.
           They drank to his health.
     6. prep. Used to indicate result of action.
           His face was beaten to a pulp.
     7. prep. Used after an adjective to indicate its application.
           similar to ..., relevant to ..., pertinent to ..., I was nice to him, he was cruel to her, I am used to walking.
     8. prep. (obsolete,) As a.
           With God to friend (with God as a friend);   with The Devil to fiend (with the Devil as a foe);   lambs slaughtered to lake (lambs slaughtered as a sacrifice);   t
     9. prep. (arithmetic) Used to indicate a ratio or comparison.
           one to one = 1:1
           ten to one = 10:1.
           I have ten dollars to your four.
     10. prep. (arithmetic) Used to indicate that the preceding term is to be raised to the power of the following value; indicates exponentiation.
           Three squared or three to the second power is nine.
           Three to the power of two is nine.
           Three to the second is nine.
     11. prep. Used to indicate the indirect object.
           I gave the book to him.
     12. prep. (time) Preceding.
           ten to ten = 9:50; We're going to leave at ten to (the hour).
     13. prep. Used to describe what something consists of or contains.
           Anyone could do this job; there's nothing to it.
           There's a lot of sense to what he says.
     14. prep. (Canada, UK, Newfoundland, West Midlands) At.
           Stay where you're to and I'll come find you, b'y.
     15. adv. Toward a closed, touching or engaging position.
           Please push the door to.
     16. adv. (nautical) Into the wind.
     17. adv. misspelling of too
he was to a dot
to an impressive suite
describe
     1. v. To represent in words.
           The feeling is difficult to describe, but not unpleasant.
           The geographer describes countries and cities.
     2. v. To represent by drawing; to draw a plan of; to delineate; to trace or mark out.
           to describe a circle by the compasses;   a torch waved about the head in such a way as to describe a circle
     3. v. (transitive, mathematics) To give rise to a geometrical structure.
           The function describes a very complex surface.
     4. v. (transitive, taxonomy) To introduce a new taxon to science by explaining its characteristics and particularly how it differs from other taxa.
           The fungus was first described by a botanist.
     5. v. (obsolete) To distribute into parts, groups, or classes; to mark off; to class.
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.
     2. 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.
                    The street that runs through my hometown.
     3. 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!
     4. 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.
     5. art.          Added to a superlative or an ordinal number to make it into a substantive.
                    That apple pie was the best.
     6. art. Introducing a singular term to be taken generically: preceding a name of something standing for a whole class.
     7. 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.
     8. 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.
     9. 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.”)
     10. 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.
     11. adv. 1=With a comparative ormore 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.
     12. adv. 1=With a comparative, and often withfor it, indicates a result more like said comparative. This can be negated withnone.
           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.
at the proper time
and wiped off the bottle
setting
     1. v. present participle of set
     2. n. The time, place and circumstance in which something (such as a story or picture) is set; context; scenario.
     3. n. The act of setting.
           the setting of the sun
           the setting, or hardening, of moist plaster of Paris
     4. n. A piece of metal in which a precious stone or gem is fixed to form a piece of jewelry.
     5. n. A level or placement that a knob or control is set to.
           the volume setting on a television
     6. n. The act of marking the position of game, as a setter does.
     7. n. Hunting with a setter.
     8. n. Something set in, or inserted.
     9. n. A piece of vocal or choral music composed for particular words (set to music).
     10. n. The mounting of a play, etc., for the stage.
     11. n. The direction of a current of wind.
     12. adj. that disappears below the horizon
           the setting sun
     set
          1. v. To put (something) down, to rest.
                Set the tray there.
          2. v. To attach or affix (something) to something else, or in or upon a certain place.
                I have set my heart on running the marathon.
          3. v. To put in a specified condition or state; to cause to be.
          4. v. (transitive, dated) To cause to stop or stick; to obstruct; to fasten to a spot.
                to set a coach in the mud
          5. v. To determine or settle.
                to set the rent
          6. v. To adjust.
                I set the alarm at 6 a.m.
          7. v. To punch (a nail) into wood so that its head is below the surface.
          8. v. To arrange with dishes and cutlery, to set the table.
                Please set the table for our guests.
          9. v. To introduce or describe.
                I’ll tell you what happened, but first let me set the scene.
          10. v. To locate (a play, etc.); to assign a backdrop to.
                He says he will set his next film in France.
          11. v. To compile, to make (a puzzle or challenge).
                This crossword was set by Araucaria.
          12. v. To prepare (a stage or film set).
          13. v. To fit (someone) up in a situation.
          14. v. To arrange (type).
                It was a complex page, but he set it quickly.
          15. v. To devise and assign (work) to.
                The teacher set her students the task of drawing a foot.
          16. v. (transitive, volleyball) To direct (the ball) to a teammate for an attack.
          17. v. (intransitive) To solidify.
                The glue sets in four minutes.
          18. v. To render stiff or solid; especially, to convert into curd; to curdle.
                to set milk for cheese
          19. v. (intransitive) Of a heavenly body, to disappear below the horizon of a planet, etc, as the latter rotates.
                The moon sets at eight o'clock tonight.
          20. v. (transitive, bridge) To defeat a contract.
          21. v. (obsolete, now followed by "out", as in set out) To begin to move; to go forth.
          22. v. (transitive, botany) To produce after pollination.
                to set seed
          23. v. (intransitive, of fruit) To be fixed for growth; to strike root; to begin to germinate or form.
          24. v. (intransitive, Southern US, Midwestern US, dialects) To sit (be in a seated position).
                He sets in that chair all day.
          25. v. To hunt game with the aid of a setter.
          26. v. (hunting, ambitransitive) Of a dog, to indicate the position of game.
                The dog sets the bird.
                Your dog sets well.
          27. v. (obsolete) To apply oneself; to undertake earnestly; to set out.
          28. v. To fit music to words.
          29. v. To place plants or shoots in the ground; to plant.
                to set pear trees in an orchard
          30. v. To become fixed or rigid; to be fastened.
          31. v. To have a certain direction of motion; to flow; to move on; to tend.
                The current sets to the north; the tide sets to the windward.
          32. v. To place or fix in a setting.
                to set a precious stone in a border of metal
                to set glass in a sash
          33. v. To put in order in a particular manner; to prepare.
                to set (that is, to hone) a razor
                to set a saw
          34. v. To extend and bring into position; to spread.
                to set the sails of a ship
          35. v. To give a pitch to, as a tune; to start by fixing the keynote.
                to set a psalm
          36. v. To reduce from a dislocated or fractured state.
                to set a broken bone
          37. v. (masonry) To lower into place and fix solidly, as the blocks of cut stone in a structure.
          38. v. (obsolete) To wager in gambling; to risk.
          39. v. To adorn with something infixed or affixed; to stud; to variegate with objects placed here and there.
          40. v. (obsolete) To value; to rate; used with at.
          41. v. To establish as a rule; to furnish; to prescribe; to assign.
                to set a good example; to set lessons to be learned
          42. v. (Scotland) To suit; to become.
                It sets him ill.
          43. n. A punch for setting nails in wood.
                nail set
          44. n. A device for receiving broadcast radio waves (or, more recently, broadcast data); a radio or television.
                television set
          45. n. (alt form, sett): a hole made and lived in by a badger.
          46. n. (alt form, sett): pattern of threads and yarns.
          47. n. (alt form, sett): piece of quarried stone.
          48. n. (horticulture) A small tuber or bulb used instead of seed, particularly onion sets and potato sets.
          49. n. The amount the teeth of a saw protrude to the side in order to create the kerf.
          50. n. (obsolete, rare) That which is staked; a wager; hence, a gambling game.
          51. n. (engineering) Permanent change of shape caused by excessive strain, as from compression, tension, bending, twisting, etc.
                the set of a spring
          52. n. (piledriving) A piece placed temporarily upon the head of a pile when the latter cannot otherwise be reached by the weight, or hammer.
          53. n. (printing, dated) The width of the body of a type.
          54. n. A young oyster when first attached.
          55. n. Collectively, the crop of young oysters in any locality.
          56. n. A series or group of something. (Note the similar meaning in Etymology 2, Noun)
          57. n. (colloquial) The manner, state, or quality of setting or fitting; fit.
                the set of a coat
          58. n. The camber of a curved roofing tile.
          59. adj. Fixed in position.
          60. adj. Rigid, solidified.
          61. adj. Ready, prepared.
                on your marks, get set, go!;  on your marks, set, go!
          62. adj. Intent, determined (to do something).
                set on getting to his destination
          63. adj. Prearranged.
                a set menu
          64. adj. Fixed in one’s opinion.
charact
     1. n. (obsolete) A letter or character.
     2. n. (obsolete) A character or personality.
     3. n. (archaic) A magical symbol.
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