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music
     1. n. A sound, or the study of such sounds, organized in time.
           I keep listening to this music because it's a masterpiece.
     2. n. (figuratively) Any pleasing or interesting sounds.
     3. n. An art form, created by organizing of pitch, rhythm, and sounds made using musical instruments and sometimes singing.
     4. n. A guide to playing or singing a particular tune; sheet music.
     5. v. To seduce or entice with music.
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.
to the sink
said the doctor
opening
     1. v. present participle of open
     2. n. An act or instance of making or becoming open.
           The daily openings of the day lily bloom gives it its name.
           He remembered fondly the Christmas morning opening of presents.
     3. n. Something that is open.
           A salamander darted out of an opening in the rocks.
           He slipped through an opening in the crowd.
     4. n. An act or instance of beginning.
           There have been few factory and store openings in the US lately.
           Their opening of the concert with Brass in Pocket always fires up the crowd.
     5. n. Something that is a beginning.
     6. n.          The first performance of a show or play by a particular troupe.
                    They were disappointed at the turnout for their opening, but hoped that word would spread.
     7. n.          The initial period a show at an art gallery or museum is first opened, especially the first evening.
     8. n.          The first few measures of a musical composition.
     9. n.          (chess) The first few moves in a game of chess.
                    John spends two hours a day studying openings, and another two hours studying endgames.
     10. n. A vacant position, especially in an array.
           Are there likely to be any openings on the Supreme Court in the next four years?
     11. n.          A time available in a schedule.
                    If you'd like to make a booking with us, we have an opening at twelve o'clock.
                    The only two-hour openings for the hockey rink are between 1AM and 5AM.
     12. n.          An unoccupied employment position.
                    We have an opening in our marketing department.
     13. n. An opportunity, as in a competitive activity.
     14. n. (math) In mathematical morphology, the dilation of the erosion of a set.
     15. adj. (cricket) describing the first period of play, usually up to the fall of the first wicket; describing a batsman who opens the innings or a bowler who opens the attack
one day, in opening a crate of bananas
     open
          1. adj. (not comparable) Not closed; accessible; unimpeded.
                Turn left after the second open door.
                It was as if his body had gone to sleep standing up and with his eyes open.
          2. adj. Not drawn together, closed, or contracted; extended; expanded.
                an open hand; an open flower; an open prospect
          3. adj. (not comparable) Actively conducting or prepared to conduct business.
                Banks are not open on bank holidays.
          4. adj. (comparable) Receptive.
                I am open to new ideas.
          5. adj. (not comparable) Public
                He published an open letter to the governor on a full page of the New York Times.
          6. adj. (not comparable) Candid, ingenuous, not subtle in character.
                The man is an open book.
          7. adj. (mathematics, logic, of a formula) Having a free variable.
          8. adj. (mathematics, topology, of a set) Which is part of a predefined collection of subsets ofX, that defines a topological space onX.
          9. adj. (graph theory, of a walk) Whose first and last vertices are different.
          10. adj. (computing, not comparable, of a file, document, etc.) In current use; mapped to part of memory.
                I couldn't save my changes because another user had the same file open.
          11. adj. (business) Not fulfilled.
                I've got open orders for as many containers of red durum as you can get me.
          12. adj. Not settled or adjusted; not decided or determined; not closed or withdrawn from consideration.
                an open question
                to keep an offer or opportunity open
          13. adj. (music, stringed instruments) Without any fingers pressing the string against the fingerboard.
          14. adj. Not of a quality to prevent communication, as by closing waterways, blocking roads, etc.; hence, not frosty or inclement; mild; used of the weather or the climate.
                an open winter
          15. adj. (phonetics) Uttered with a relatively wide opening of the articulating organs; said of vowels.
          16. adj. (phonetics) Uttered, as a consonant, with the oral passage simply narrowed without closure.
          17. adj. (phonetics, of a syllable) That ends in a vowel; not having a coda.
          18. adj. (computing) Made public, usable with a free licence.
          19. adj. (medicine) Resulting from an incision, puncture or any other process by which the skin no longer protects an internal part of the body.
          20. v. To make something accessible or allow for passage by moving from a shut position.
                Turn the doorknob to open the door.
          21. v. To make (an open space, etc.) by clearing away an obstacle or obstacles, in order to allow for passage, access, or visibility.
                He opened a path through the undergrowth.
          22. v. To bring up, broach.
                I don't want to open that subject.
          23. v. To enter upon, begin.
                to open a discussion
                to open fire upon an enemy
                to open trade, or correspondence
                to open a case in court, or a meeting
          24. v. To spread; to expand into an open or loose position.
                to open a closed fist
                to open matted cotton by separating the fibres
                to open a map, book, or scroll
          25. v. To make accessible to customers or clients.
                I will open the shop an hour early tomorrow.
          26. v. To start (a campaign).
                Vermont will open elk hunting season next week.
          27. v. (intransitive) To become open.
                The door opened all by itself.
          28. v. (intransitive) To begin conducting business.
                The shop opens at 9:00.
          29. v. (intransitive, cricket) To begin a side's innings as one of the first two batsmen.
          30. v. (intransitive, poker) To bet before any other player has in a particular betting round in a game of poker.
                After the first two players fold, Julie opens for $5.
          31. v. (transitive, intransitive, poker) To reveal one's hand.
                Jeff opens his hand revealing a straight flush.
          32. v. (computing, transitive, intransitive, of a file, document, etc.) To load into memory for viewing or editing.
          33. v. (obsolete) To disclose; to reveal; to interpret; to explain.
          34. n. A sports event in which anybody can compete; as, the Australian Open.
          35. n. (electronics) A wire that is broken midway.
                The electrician found the open in the circuit after a few minutes of testing.
          36. n. (with the) Open or unobstructed space; an exposed location.
                I can't believe you left the lawnmower out in the open when you knew it was going to rain this afternoon!
                Wary of hunters, the fleeing deer kept well out of the open, dodging instead from thicket to thicket.
          37. n. (with the) Public knowledge or scrutiny; full view.
                We have got to bring this company's corrupt business practices into the open.
section
     1. n. A cutting; a part cut out from the rest of something.
     2. n. A part, piece, subdivision of anything.
     3. n.          (music) A group of instruments in an orchestra.
                   The horn section is the group of symphonic musicians who play the French horn.
     4. n. A part of a document.
     5. n. An act or instance of cutting.
     6. n. A cross-section (image that shows an object as if cut along a plane).
     7. n.          (aviation) A cross-section perpendicular the longitudinal axis of an aircraft in flight.
     8. n. (surgery) An incision or the act of making an incision.
     9. n. (surgery, specifically, colloquial) (short for, Caesarean section)
     10. n. (sciences) A thin slice of material prepared as a specimen for research.
     11. n. (botany) A taxonomic rank below the genus (and subgenus if present), but above the species.
     12. n. (zoology) An informal taxonomic rank below the order ranks and above the family ranks.
     13. n. (military) A group of 10-15 soldiers led by a non-commissioned officer and forming part of a platoon.
     14. n. (category theory) A right inverse.
     15. n. (NZ) A piece of residential land; a plot.
     16. n. (Canadian) A one-mile square area of land, defined by a government survey.
     17. n. (geology) A sequence of rock layers.
     18. v. To cut, divide or separate into pieces.
     19. v. (British) To commit (a person, to a hospital, with or without their consent), as for mental health reasons. So called after various sections of legal acts regarding mental health.
     20. v. (medical) To perform a cesarean section on (someone).
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.
she had got of work begun
he was a student of character
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.
a thump
she cut a thread
fugue
     1. n. (music) A contrapuntal piece of music wherein a particular melody is played in a number of voices, each voice introduced in turn by playing the melody.
     2. n. Anything in literature, poetry, film, painting, etc., that resembles a fugue in structure or in its elaborate complexity and formality.
     3. n. A fugue state.
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 rivers' place
returned the sheriff
opening
     1. v. present participle of open
     2. n. An act or instance of making or becoming open.
           The daily openings of the day lily bloom gives it its name.
           He remembered fondly the Christmas morning opening of presents.
     3. n. Something that is open.
           A salamander darted out of an opening in the rocks.
           He slipped through an opening in the crowd.
     4. n. An act or instance of beginning.
           There have been few factory and store openings in the US lately.
           Their opening of the concert with Brass in Pocket always fires up the crowd.
     5. n. Something that is a beginning.
     6. n.          The first performance of a show or play by a particular troupe.
                    They were disappointed at the turnout for their opening, but hoped that word would spread.
     7. n.          The initial period a show at an art gallery or museum is first opened, especially the first evening.
     8. n.          The first few measures of a musical composition.
     9. n.          (chess) The first few moves in a game of chess.
                    John spends two hours a day studying openings, and another two hours studying endgames.
     10. n. A vacant position, especially in an array.
           Are there likely to be any openings on the Supreme Court in the next four years?
     11. n.          A time available in a schedule.
                    If you'd like to make a booking with us, we have an opening at twelve o'clock.
                    The only two-hour openings for the hockey rink are between 1AM and 5AM.
     12. n.          An unoccupied employment position.
                    We have an opening in our marketing department.
     13. n. An opportunity, as in a competitive activity.
     14. n. (math) In mathematical morphology, the dilation of the erosion of a set.
     15. adj. (cricket) describing the first period of play, usually up to the fall of the first wicket; describing a batsman who opens the innings or a bowler who opens the attack
one day, in opening a crate of bananas
     open
          1. adj. (not comparable) Not closed; accessible; unimpeded.
                Turn left after the second open door.
                It was as if his body had gone to sleep standing up and with his eyes open.
          2. adj. Not drawn together, closed, or contracted; extended; expanded.
                an open hand; an open flower; an open prospect
          3. adj. (not comparable) Actively conducting or prepared to conduct business.
                Banks are not open on bank holidays.
          4. adj. (comparable) Receptive.
                I am open to new ideas.
          5. adj. (not comparable) Public
                He published an open letter to the governor on a full page of the New York Times.
          6. adj. (not comparable) Candid, ingenuous, not subtle in character.
                The man is an open book.
          7. adj. (mathematics, logic, of a formula) Having a free variable.
          8. adj. (mathematics, topology, of a set) Which is part of a predefined collection of subsets ofX, that defines a topological space onX.
          9. adj. (graph theory, of a walk) Whose first and last vertices are different.
          10. adj. (computing, not comparable, of a file, document, etc.) In current use; mapped to part of memory.
                I couldn't save my changes because another user had the same file open.
          11. adj. (business) Not fulfilled.
                I've got open orders for as many containers of red durum as you can get me.
          12. adj. Not settled or adjusted; not decided or determined; not closed or withdrawn from consideration.
                an open question
                to keep an offer or opportunity open
          13. adj. (music, stringed instruments) Without any fingers pressing the string against the fingerboard.
          14. adj. Not of a quality to prevent communication, as by closing waterways, blocking roads, etc.; hence, not frosty or inclement; mild; used of the weather or the climate.
                an open winter
          15. adj. (phonetics) Uttered with a relatively wide opening of the articulating organs; said of vowels.
          16. adj. (phonetics) Uttered, as a consonant, with the oral passage simply narrowed without closure.
          17. adj. (phonetics, of a syllable) That ends in a vowel; not having a coda.
          18. adj. (computing) Made public, usable with a free licence.
          19. adj. (medicine) Resulting from an incision, puncture or any other process by which the skin no longer protects an internal part of the body.
          20. v. To make something accessible or allow for passage by moving from a shut position.
                Turn the doorknob to open the door.
          21. v. To make (an open space, etc.) by clearing away an obstacle or obstacles, in order to allow for passage, access, or visibility.
                He opened a path through the undergrowth.
          22. v. To bring up, broach.
                I don't want to open that subject.
          23. v. To enter upon, begin.
                to open a discussion
                to open fire upon an enemy
                to open trade, or correspondence
                to open a case in court, or a meeting
          24. v. To spread; to expand into an open or loose position.
                to open a closed fist
                to open matted cotton by separating the fibres
                to open a map, book, or scroll
          25. v. To make accessible to customers or clients.
                I will open the shop an hour early tomorrow.
          26. v. To start (a campaign).
                Vermont will open elk hunting season next week.
          27. v. (intransitive) To become open.
                The door opened all by itself.
          28. v. (intransitive) To begin conducting business.
                The shop opens at 9:00.
          29. v. (intransitive, cricket) To begin a side's innings as one of the first two batsmen.
          30. v. (intransitive, poker) To bet before any other player has in a particular betting round in a game of poker.
                After the first two players fold, Julie opens for $5.
          31. v. (transitive, intransitive, poker) To reveal one's hand.
                Jeff opens his hand revealing a straight flush.
          32. v. (computing, transitive, intransitive, of a file, document, etc.) To load into memory for viewing or editing.
          33. v. (obsolete) To disclose; to reveal; to interpret; to explain.
          34. n. A sports event in which anybody can compete; as, the Australian Open.
          35. n. (electronics) A wire that is broken midway.
                The electrician found the open in the circuit after a few minutes of testing.
          36. n. (with the) Open or unobstructed space; an exposed location.
                I can't believe you left the lawnmower out in the open when you knew it was going to rain this afternoon!
                Wary of hunters, the fleeing deer kept well out of the open, dodging instead from thicket to thicket.
          37. n. (with the) Public knowledge or scrutiny; full view.
                We have got to bring this company's corrupt business practices into the open.
section
     1. n. A cutting; a part cut out from the rest of something.
     2. n. A part, piece, subdivision of anything.
     3. n.          (music) A group of instruments in an orchestra.
                   The horn section is the group of symphonic musicians who play the French horn.
     4. n. A part of a document.
     5. n. An act or instance of cutting.
     6. n. A cross-section (image that shows an object as if cut along a plane).
     7. n.          (aviation) A cross-section perpendicular the longitudinal axis of an aircraft in flight.
     8. n. (surgery) An incision or the act of making an incision.
     9. n. (surgery, specifically, colloquial) (short for, Caesarean section)
     10. n. (sciences) A thin slice of material prepared as a specimen for research.
     11. n. (botany) A taxonomic rank below the genus (and subgenus if present), but above the species.
     12. n. (zoology) An informal taxonomic rank below the order ranks and above the family ranks.
     13. n. (military) A group of 10-15 soldiers led by a non-commissioned officer and forming part of a platoon.
     14. n. (category theory) A right inverse.
     15. n. (NZ) A piece of residential land; a plot.
     16. n. (Canadian) A one-mile square area of land, defined by a government survey.
     17. n. (geology) A sequence of rock layers.
     18. v. To cut, divide or separate into pieces.
     19. v. (British) To commit (a person, to a hospital, with or without their consent), as for mental health reasons. So called after various sections of legal acts regarding mental health.
     20. v. (medical) To perform a cesarean section on (someone).
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.
neither of them spoke
like the body of a dog
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 stab
with a grin
movement
     1. n. Physical motion between points in space.
           I saw a movement in that grass on the hill.
     2. n. (engineering) A system or mechanism for transmitting motion of a definite character, or for transforming motion, such as the wheelwork of a watch.
     3. n. The impression of motion in an artwork, painting, novel etc.
     4. n. A trend in various fields or social categories, a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals
           The labor movement has been struggling in America since the passage of the Taft-Hartley act in 1947.
     5. n. (music) A large division of a larger composition.
     6. n. (aviation) An instance of an aircraft taking off or landing.
           Albuquerque International Sunport serviced over 200,000 movements last year.
     7. n. (baseball) The deviation of a pitch from ballistic flight.
           The movement on his cutter was devastating.
     8. n. An act of emptying the bowels.
     9. n. (obsolete) Motion of the mind or feelings; emotion.
in
     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.
     3. prep.          Within.
     4. prep.          Surrounded by.
                   We are in the enemy camp.   Her plane is in the air.
     5. prep.          Part of; a member of.
                   One in a million.   She's in band and orchestra.
     6. prep.          Pertaining to; with regard to.
                   What grade did he get in English?
                   Military letters should be formal in tone, but not stilted.
     7. prep.          At the end of a period of time.
                   They said they would call us in a week.
     8. 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.
     9. 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 fi
     10. prep.          (grammar, phonetics, of sounds and letters) Coming at the end of a word.
                   English nouns in -ce form their plurals in -s.
     11. prep. Into.
           Less water gets in your boots this way.
     12. prep. Used to indicate limit, qualification, condition, or circumstance.
           In replacing the faucet washers, he felt he was making his contribution to the environment.
     13. prep.          Indicating an order or arrangement.
                   My fat rolls around in folds.
     14. prep.          Denoting a state of the subject.
                   He stalked away in anger.   John is in a coma.
     15. 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.
     16. prep.          Wearing (an item of clothing).
                    I glanced over at the pretty girl in the red dress.
     17. prep. Used to indicate means, medium, format, genre, or instrumentality.
     18. 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.
                    Her generosity was rewarded in the success of its recipients.
     19. prep.          Used to indicate 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.
                   When you write in cursive, it's illegible.
     20. v. (obsolete, transitive) To enclose.
     21. v. (obsolete, transitive) To take in; to harvest.
     22. adv. (not comparable) Located indoors, especially at home or the office, or inside something.
           Is Mr. Smith in?
     23. adv. Moving to the interior of a defined space, such as a building or room.
           Suddenly a strange man walked in.
     24. 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.
     25. adv. (UK) Abbreviation of in aid of.
           What's that in?
     26. adv. After the beginning of something.
     27. n. A position of power or a way to get it.
           His parents got him an in with the company
     28. n. (sport) The state of a batter/batsman who is currently batting – see innings
     29. n. A re-entrant angle; a nook or corner.
     30. adj. In fashion; popular.
           Skirts are in this year.
     31. adj. Incoming.
           the in train
     32. adj. (nautical, of the sails of a vessel) Furled or stowed.
     33. 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
     34. adj. (cricket) Currently batting.
     35. n. Inch.
in a covert way
in a troubled way
sonata
     1. n. (music) A musical composition for one or a few instruments, one of which is frequently a piano, in three or four movements that vary in key and tempo.
form
     1. n. To do with shape.:
     2. n.          The shape or visible structure of a thing or person.
     3. n.          A thing that gives shape to other things as in a mold.
     4. n.          (dated) A long bench with no back.
     5. n.          (fine arts) The boundary line of a material object. In painting, more generally, the human body.
     6. n.          (crystallography) The combination of planes included under a general crystallographic symbol. It is not necessarily a closed solid.
     7. n. (social) To do with structure or procedure.
     8. n.          An order of doing things, as in religious ritual.
     9. n.          Established method of expression or practice; fixed way of proceeding; conventional or stated scheme; formula.
     10. n.          Constitution; mode of construction, organization, etc.; system.
                   a republican form of government
     11. n.          Show without substance; empty, outside appearance; vain, trivial, or conventional ceremony; conventionality; formality.
                   a matter of mere form
     12. n.          (archaic) A class or rank in society.
     13. n.          (UK) A criminal record; loosely, past history (in a given area).
     14. n.          (education) A class or year of school pupils (often preceded by an ordinal number to specify the year, as in sixth form).
     15. n. A blank document or template to be filled in by the user.
           To apply for the position, complete the application form.
     16. n. Level of performance.
           The team's form has been poor this year.
           The orchestra was on top form this evening.
     17. n. (grammar) A grouping of words which maintain grammatical context in different usages; the particular shape or structure of a word or part of speech.
           participial forms;  verb forms
     18. n. The den or home of a hare.
     19. n. (computing, programming) A window or dialogue box.
     20. n. (taxonomy) An infraspecific rank.
     21. n. (printing, dated) The type or other matter from which an impression is to be taken, arranged and secured in a chase.
     22. n. (geometry) A quantic.
     23. n. (sports) A specific way of performing a movement.
     24. v. To assume (a certain shape or visible structure).
           When you kids form a straight line I'll hand out the lollies.
     25. v. To give (a shape or visible structure) to a thing or person.
           Roll out the dough to form a thin sheet.
     26. v. (intransitive) To take shape.
           When icicles start to form on the eaves you know the roads will be icy.
     27. v. To put together or bring into being; assemble.
           The socialists did not have enough MPs to form a government.
           Paul McCartney and John Lennon formed The Beatles in Liverpool in 1960.
     28. v. (transitive, linguistics) To create (a word) by inflection or derivation.
           By adding "-ness", you can form a noun from an adjective.
     29. v. To constitute, to compose, to make up.
           Teenagers form the bulk of extreme traffic offenders.
     30. v. To mould or model by instruction or discipline.
           Singing in a choir helps to form a child's sociality.
     31. v. To provide (a hare) with a form.
     32. v. (electrical, historical, transitive) To treat (plates) to prepare them for introduction into a storage battery, causing one plate to be composed more or less of spongy lead, and the other of lead pero
he might have got it in capsule form
looking down at the still form on the floor
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