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     1. adj. (of words, equipment, etc.) No longer in use; gone into disuse; disused or neglected (often by preference for something newer, which replaces the subject).
           It is speculated that, within a few years, the Internet's speedy delivery of news worldwide will make newspapers obsolete.
     2. adj. (biology) Imperfectly developed; not very distinct.
     3. v. (transitive, US) To cause to become obsolete.
           This software component has been obsoleted.
           We are in the process of obsoleting this product.
     1. adj. Debased, uncouth, distasteful, obscene.
     2. adj. (classical sense) Having to do with ordinary, common people.
     3. n. (classicism) A common, ordinary person.
     1. adj. Mutual; shared by more than one.
           The two competitors have the common aim of winning the championship.
           Winning the championship is an aim common to the two competitors.
     2. adj. Occurring or happening regularly or frequently; usual.
           It is common to find sharks off this coast.
     3. adj. Found in large numbers or in a large quantity.
           Sharks are common in these waters.
     4. adj. Simple, ordinary or vulgar.
     5. adj. (grammar) In some languages, particularly Germanic languages, of the gender originating from the coalescence of the masculine and feminine categories of nouns.
     6. adj. (grammar) Of or pertaining to common nouns as opposed to proper nouns.
     7. adj. Vernacular, referring to the name of a kind of plant or animal, i.e., common name vs. scientific name.
     8. adj. (obsolete) Profane; polluted.
     9. adj. (obsolete) Given to lewd habits; prostitute.
     10. n. Mutual good, shared by more than one.
     11. n. A tract of land in common ownership; common land.
     12. n. The people; the community.
     13. n. (legal) The right of taking a profit in the land of another, in common either with the owner or with other persons; so called from the community of interest which arises between the claimant of the ri
     14. v. (obsolete) To communicate (something).
     15. v. (obsolete) To converse, talk.
     16. v. (obsolete) To have sex.
     17. v. (obsolete) To participate.
     18. v. (obsolete) To have a joint right with others in common ground.
     19. v. (obsolete) To board together; to eat at a table in common.
and plenty of common sense
in common with most of his assistants
     1. adj. Capturing the overall sense of a thing.
     2. adj. Characteristically representing something by form, group, idea or type.
     3. adj. Normal, average; to be expected.
     4. n. Anything that is typical, normal, or standard.
           Antipsychotic drugs can be divided into typicals and atypicals.
           Among the moths, typicals were more common than melanics.
and he looked quite as much like a typical detective
the room was the typical bedroom of the typical boarding-house
     1. prep. Expressing direction.
     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.).
     5. prep. (North America, Scotland, Ireland) Before (the hour); to.
     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.
     8. prep. Indicating removal, absence or separation, with resulting state indicated by an adjective.
     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.
     12. prep. Indicating a (non-physical) source of action or emotion; introducing a cause, instigation; from, out of, as an expression of.
     13. prep. Following an intransitive verb: indicating the source or cause of the verb.
     14. prep. Following an adjective, indicating the subject or cause of the adjective.
     15. prep. Expressing agency.
     16. prep. Following a passive verb to indicate the agent (for most verbs, now usually expressed with (m, en, by)).
     17. prep. Used to introduce the subjective genitive; following a noun to form the head of a postmodifying noun phrase.
     18. prep. Following an adjective, used to indicate the agent of something described by the adjective.
     19. prep. Expressing composition, substance.
     20. prep. After a verb expressing construction, making etc., used to indicate the material or substance used.
     21. prep. Directly following a noun, used to indicate the material from which it is made.
     22. prep. Indicating the composition of a given collective or quantitative noun.
     23. prep. Used to link a given class of things with a specific example of that class.
     24. prep. Linking two nouns in near-apposition, with the first qualifying the second; which is also.
     25. prep. Introducing subject matter.
     26. prep. Linking an intransitive verb, or a transitive verb and its subject (especially verbs to do with thinking, feeling, expressing etc.), with its subject-matter: concerning, with regard to.
     27. prep. Following a noun (now chiefly nouns of knowledge, communication etc.), to introduce its subject matter; about, concerning.
     28. prep. Following an adjective, to introduce its subject matter.
     29. prep. Having partitive effect.
     30. prep. Following a number or other quantitive word: introducing the whole for which is indicated only the specified part or segment; from among.
     31. prep. Following a noun indicating 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.
     33. prep. Linking to a genitive noun or possessive pronoun, with partitive effect (though now often merged with possessive senses, below).
     34. prep. Expressing possession.
     35. prep. Belonging to, existing in, or taking place in a given location, place or time. Compare origin senses, above.
     36. prep. Belonging to (a place) through having title, ownership or control over it.
     37. prep. Belonging to (someone or something) as something they possess or have as a characteristic; the possessive genitive. (With abstract nouns, this intersects with the subjective genitive, above under agen
     38. prep. Forming the objective genitive.
     39. prep. Following an agent noun, verbal noun or noun of action.
     40. prep. Expressing qualities or characteristics.
     41. prep. (now, archaic or literary) Linking an adjective with a noun or noun phrase to form a quasi-adverbial qualifier; in respect of, as regards.
     42. prep. Indicating a quality or characteristic; characterized by.
     43. prep. Indicating quantity, age, price etc.
     44. prep. Expressing a point in time.
     45. prep. (chiefly regional) During the course of (a set period of time, day of the week etc.), now specifically with implied repetition or regularity.
     46. prep. (_) For (a given length of time), chiefly in negative constructions.
           I've not tekken her out of a goodly long while.
     47. prep. Used after a noun to indicate duration of a state, activity etc.
     48. prep. Used to link singular indefinite nouns (preceded by the indefinite article) and attributive adjectives modified by certain common adverbs of degree.
           not that good of an idea
     49. v. (usually in modal perfect constructions) (eye dialect of have) or ’ve, chiefly in depictions of colloquial speech.
of growing horror
come to think of it
     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 or and a verb phrase, establishes a parallel with one or more other such comparatives.
           The hotter the better.
           The more I think about it, the weaker it looks.
           The more money donated, the more books purchased, and the more happy children.
           It looks weaker and weaker, the more I think about it.
     12. adv. 1=With a comparative, and often with.
           It was a difficult time, but I’m the wiser for it.
           It was a difficult time, and I’m none the wiser for it.
           I'm much the wiser for having had a difficult time like that.
did you see the snake
because the door was locked
     1. adj. (en-comparative of low)
     2. adj. bottom; more towards the bottom than the middle of an object
     3. adj. (geology, of strata or geological time periods) older
     4. adv. (en-comparative of low)
     5. v. To let descend by its own weight, as something suspended; to let down
           lower a bucket into a well
           to lower a sail of a boat
     6. v. to pull down
           to lower a flag
     7. v. To reduce the height of
           lower a fence or wall
           lower a chimney or turret
     8. v. To depress as to direction
           lower the aim of a gun
     9. v. To make less elevated
           to lower one's ambition, aspirations, or hopes
     10. v. To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of
           lower the temperature
           lower one's vitality
           lower distilled liquors
     11. v. To bring down; to humble
           lower one's pride
     12. v. (reflexive) (lower oneself) To humble oneself; to do something one considers to be beneath one's dignity.
           I could never lower myself enough to buy second-hand clothes.
     13. v. To reduce (something) in value, amount, etc.
           lower the price of goods
           lower the interest rate
     14. v. (intransitive) To fall; to sink; to grow less; to diminish; to decrease
           The river lowered as rapidly as it rose.
     15. v. (intransitive) To decrease in value, amount, etc.
     16. v. alternative spelling of lour.
and the lower part just the old- fashioned kitchen cupboard
     1. n. plural of order
     2. v. third-person singular present indicative of order
          1. n. Arrangement, disposition, or sequence.
          2. n. A position in an arrangement, disposition, or sequence.
          3. n. The state of being well arranged.
                The house is in order; the machinery is out of order.
          4. n. Conformity with law or decorum; freedom from disturbance; general tranquillity; public quiet.
                to preserve order in a community or an assembly
          5. n. A command.
          6. n. A request for some product or service; a commission to purchase, sell, or supply goods.
          7. n. A group of religious adherents, especially monks or nuns, set apart within their religion by adherence to a particular rule or set of principles
                St. Ignatius Loyola founded the Jesuit order in 1537.
          8. n. An association of knights
                the Order of the Garter, the Order of the Bath.
          9. n. any group of people with common interests.
          10. n. A decoration, awarded by a government, a dynastic house, or a religious body to an individual, usually for distinguished service to a nation or to humanity.
          11. n. (, taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below class and above family; a taxon at that rank.
                Magnolias belong to the order Magnoliales.
          12. n. A number of things or persons arranged in a fixed or suitable place, or relative position; a rank; a row; a grade; especially, a rank or class in society; a distinct character, kind, or sort.
                the higher or lower orders of society
                talent of a high order
          13. n. An ecclesiastical grade or rank, as of deacon, priest, or bishop; the office of the Christian ministry; often used in the plural.
                to take orders, or to take holy orders, that is, to enter some grade of the ministry
          14. n. (architecture) The disposition of a column and its component parts, and of the entablature resting upon it, in classical architecture; hence (as the column and entablature are the characteristic featu
          15. n. (cricket) The sequence in which a side’s batsmen bat; the batting order.
          16. n. (electronics) a power of polynomial function in an electronic circuit’s block, such as a filter, an amplifier, etc.
          17. n. (chemistry) The overall power of the rate law of a chemical reaction, expressed as a polynomial function of concentrations of reactants and products.
          18. n. (mathematics) The cardinality, or number of elements in a set or more complex structure regardable as a set.
          19. n. (graph theory) The number of vertices in a graph.
          20. n. (order theory) A partially ordered set.
          21. n. (order theory) The relation on a partially ordered set that determines that it in fact a partially ordered set.
          22. n. (mathematics) The sum of the exponents on the variables in a monomial, or the highest such among all monomials in a polynomial.
          23. v. To set in some sort of order.
          24. v. To arrange, set in proper order.
          25. v. To issue a command to.
                to order troops to advance
                He ordered me to leave.
          26. v. To request some product or service; to secure by placing an order.
                to order groceries
          27. v. To admit to holy orders; to ordain; to receive into the ranks of the ministry.
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