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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.
as a rule
here's a bird-cage
reduction
     1. n. The act, process, or result of reducing.
     2. n. The amount or rate by which something is reduced, e.g. in price.
           A 5% reduction in robberies
     3. n. (chemistry) A reaction in which electrons are gained and valence is reduced; often by the removal of oxygen or the addition of hydrogen.
     4. n. (cooking) The process of rapidly boiling a sauce to concentrate it.
     5. n. (mathematics) The rewriting of an expression into a simpler form.
     6. n. (computability theory) a transformation of one problem into another problem, such as mapping reduction or polynomial reduction.
     7. n. (music) An arrangement for a far smaller number of parties, e.g. a keyboard solo based on a full opera.
     8. n. (philosophy, phenomenology) A philosophical procedure intended to reveal the objects of consciousness as pure phenomena. (See phenomenological reduction.)
     9. n. (medicine) A medical procedure to restore a fracture or dislocation to the correct alignment.
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.
being afraid of them
one of the town girls
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.
when I was a girl
what a pretty box!
rating
     1. v. present participle of rate
     2. n. A position on a scale
     3. n. An evaluation of status, especially of financial status
           They have a poor credit rating.
     4. n. A number, letter, or other mark that refers to the ability of something.
           He has a high chess rating.
     5. n. (nautical) A seaman in a warship
     6. n. (nautical) The status of a seaman, corresponding to rank in officers.
           In the Royal Navy the ratings, in order, are: ordinary seaman, able seaman, leading seaman, petty officer and chief petty officer.
     rate
          1. n. (obsolete) The worth of something; value.
          2. n. The proportional relationship between one amount, value etc. and another.
                At the height of his powers, he was producing pictures at the rate of four a year.
          3. n. Speed.
                The car was speeding down here at a hell of a rate.
          4. n. The relative speed of change or progress.
                The rate of production at the factory is skyrocketing.
          5. n. The price of (an individual) thing; cost.
                He asked quite a rate to take me to the airport.
          6. n. A set price or charge for all examples of a given case, commodity, service etc.
                Postal rates here are low.
          7. n. A wage calculated in relation to a unit of time.
                We pay an hourly rate of between $10 – $15 per hour depending on qualifications and experience.
          8. n. Any of various taxes, especially those levied by a local authority.
                I hardly have enough left every month to pay the rates.
          9. n. (nautical) A class into which ships were assigned based on condition, size etc.; by extension, rank.
                This textbook is first-rate.
          10. n. (obsolete) Established portion or measure; fixed allowance; ration.
          11. n. (obsolete) Order; arrangement.
          12. n. (obsolete) Ratification; approval.
          13. n. (horology) The gain or loss of a timepiece in a unit of time.
                daily rate; hourly rate; etc.
          14. v. To assign or be assigned a particular rank or level.
                She is rated fourth in the country.
          15. v. To evaluate or estimate the value of.
                They rate his talents highly.
          16. v. To consider or regard.
                He rated this book brilliant.
          17. v. To deserve; to be worth.
                The view here hardly rates a mention in the travel guide.
          18. v. To determine the limits of safe functioning for a machine or electrical device.
                The transformer is rated at 10 watts.
          19. v. (transitive, chiefly British) To evaluate a property's value for the purposes of local taxation.
          20. v. (transitive, informal) To like; to think highly of.
                The customers don't rate the new burgers.
          21. v. (intransitive) To have position (in a certain class).
                She rates among the most excellent chefs in the world.
                He rates as the best cyclist in the country.
          22. v. (intransitive) To have value or standing.
                This last performance of hers didn't rate very high with the judges.
          23. v. To ratify.
          24. v. To ascertain the exact rate of the gain or loss of (a chronometer) as compared with true time.
          25. v. To berate, scold.
As
     1. n. plural of A
           She went from getting Cs and Ds to earning straight As.
     2. adv. To such an extent or degree.
           You’re not as tall as I am.
           It's not as well made, but it's twice as expensive.
     3. adv. In the manner or role specified.
           The kidnappers released him as agreed.
           The parties were seen as agreeing on a range of issues.
           He was never seen as the boss, but rather as a friend.
     4. adv. (dated) For example (compare such as).
     5. conj. In the same way that; according to what.
           Do as I say!
           I'm under a lot of pressure, as you know.
           As you wish, my lord!
     6. conj. At the same instant that; when.
           As I came in, she flew.
     7. conj. At the same time that; while.
           He sleeps as the rain falls.
     8. conj. Varying through time in the same proportion that.
           As my fear grew, so did my legs become heavy.
     9. conj. Being that, considering that, because, since.
           As it’s too late, I quit.
     10. conj. Introducing a basis of comparison, after as, so, or a comparison of equality.
           She's twice as strong as I was two years ago.
           It's not so complicated as I expected.
     11. conj. (dated) Introducing a comparison with a hypothetical state (+ subjunctive); ‘as though’, ‘as if’.
     12. conj. Introducing a comparison with a hypothetical state with the verb elided; as if, as though.
     13. conj. (now England, US, regional) Functioning as a relative conjunction; that.
     14. conj. Expressing concession; though.
     15. conj. (obsolete, rare) Than.
     16. prep. Introducing a basis of comparison, with an object in the objective case.
           You are not as tall as me.
           They're big as houses.
     17. prep. In the role of.
           What is your opinion as a parent?
     18. n. (unit of weight) A libra.
     19. n. Any of several coins of Rome, coined in bronze or later copper; or the equivalent value.
     20. n. plural of a
a
     1. art. One; any indefinite example of; used to denote a singular item of a group.
           There was a man here looking for you yesterday.
     2. art. Used in conjunction with the adjectives score, dozen, hundred, thousand, and million, as a function word.
           I've seen it happen a hundred times.
     3. art. One certain or particular; any single.Brown, Lesley, (2003)
           We've received an interesting letter from a Mrs. Miggins of London.
     4. art. The same; one.
           We are of a mind on matters of morals.
     5. art. Any, every; used before a noun which has become modified to limit its scope; also used with a negative to indicate not a single one.Lindberg, Christine A. (2007)
           A man who dies intestate leaves his children troubles and difficulties.
           He fell all that way, and hasn't a bump on his head?
     6. art. Used before plural nouns modified by few, good many, couple, great many, etc.
     7. art. Someone or something like; similar to; Used before a proper noun to create an example out of it.
           The center of the village was becoming a Times Square.
     8. prep. (archaic) To do with position or direction; In, on, at, by, towards, onto.
           Stand a tiptoe.
     9. prep. To do with separation; In, into.
           Torn a pieces.
     10. prep. To do with time; Each, per, in, on, by.
           I brush my teeth twice a day.
     11. prep. (obsolete) To do with method; In, with.
     12. prep. (obsolete) To do with role or capacity; In.
           A God’s name.
     13. prep. To do with status; In.
           King James Bible (II Chronicles 2:18)
             To set the people a worke.
     14. prep. (archaic) To do with process, with a passive verb; In the course of, experiencing.
           1964, Bob Dylan, The Times They Are a-Changin’
             The times, they are a-changin'.
     15. prep. (archaic) To do with an action, an active verb; Engaged in.
           1611, King James Bible, Hebrews 11-21
             Jacob, when he was a dying
     16. prep. (archaic) To do with an action/movement; To, into.
     17. v. (archaic, or slang) Have.
           I'd a come, if you'd a asked.
     18. pron. (obsolete, outside, England, and Scotland dialects) He.
     19. interj. A meaningless syllable; ah.
     20. prep. (archaic, slang) Of.
           The name of John a Gaunt.
     21. adv. (chiefly Scotland) All.
     22. adj. (chiefly Scotland) All.
is there a cat
in a covert way
financial
     1. adj. Related to finances.
           For financial reasons, we're not going to be able to continue to fund this program.
     2. adj. Having dues and fees paid up to date for a club or society.
           Jerry is a financial member of the club.
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
credit
     1. v. To believe; to put credence in.
           Someone said there were over 100,000 people there, but I can't credit that.
     2. v. (transitive, accounting) To add to an account (confer debit.)
           Credit accounts receivable with the amount of the invoice.
           For the payroll period credit employees' tips to their wages paid account and debit their minimum wage payable account.
           The full amount of the purchase has been credited to your account.
     3. v. To acknowledge the contribution of.
           I credit the town council with restoring the shopping district.
           Credit the point guard with another assist.
     4. v. To bring honour or repute upon; to do credit to; to raise the estimation of.
     5. n. Reliance on the truth of something said or done; faith; trust.
     6. n. Recognition and respect.
           I give you credit for owning up to your mistake.
           He arrived five minutes late, but to his credit he did work an extra ten minutes at the end of his shift.
     7. n. Acknowledgement of a contribution, especially in the performing arts.
           She received a singing credit in last year's operetta.
     8. n. (television/film, usually plural) Written titles and other information about the TV program or movie shown at the beginning and/or end of the TV program or movie.
           They kissed, and then the credits rolled.
     9. n. (law, business, finance) A privilege of delayed payment extended to a buyer or borrower on the seller's or lender's belief that what is given will be repaid.
           In view of your payment record, we are happy to extend further credit to you.
     10. n. The time given for payment for something sold on trust.
           a long credit or a short credit
     11. n. (US) A person's credit rating or creditworthiness, as represented by their history of borrowing and repayment (or non payment).
           What do you mean my credit is no good?
     12. n. (accounting) An addition to certain accounts.
     13. n. (tax accounting) A reduction in taxes owed, or a refund for excess taxes paid.
           Didn't you know that the IRS will refund any excess payroll taxes that you paid if you use the 45(B) general business credit?
     14. n. A source of value, distinction or honour.
           That engineer is a credit to the team.
     15. n. An arbitrary unit of value, used in many token economies.
           To repair your star cruiser will cost 100,000 credits.
           Would you like to play? I put in a dollar and I've got two credits left.
     16. n. Recognition for having taken a course (class).
           If you do not come to class, you will not get credit for the class, regardless of how well you do on the final.
     17. n. A course credit, a credit hour – used as measure if enough courses have been taken for graduation.
           Dude, I just need 3 more credits to graduate – I can take socio-linguistics of Swahili if I want.
would reflect the highest credit on the agency
rating
     1. v. present participle of rate
     2. n. A position on a scale
     3. n. An evaluation of status, especially of financial status
           They have a poor credit rating.
     4. n. A number, letter, or other mark that refers to the ability of something.
           He has a high chess rating.
     5. n. (nautical) A seaman in a warship
     6. n. (nautical) The status of a seaman, corresponding to rank in officers.
           In the Royal Navy the ratings, in order, are: ordinary seaman, able seaman, leading seaman, petty officer and chief petty officer.
     rate
          1. n. (obsolete) The worth of something; value.
          2. n. The proportional relationship between one amount, value etc. and another.
                At the height of his powers, he was producing pictures at the rate of four a year.
          3. n. Speed.
                The car was speeding down here at a hell of a rate.
          4. n. The relative speed of change or progress.
                The rate of production at the factory is skyrocketing.
          5. n. The price of (an individual) thing; cost.
                He asked quite a rate to take me to the airport.
          6. n. A set price or charge for all examples of a given case, commodity, service etc.
                Postal rates here are low.
          7. n. A wage calculated in relation to a unit of time.
                We pay an hourly rate of between $10 – $15 per hour depending on qualifications and experience.
          8. n. Any of various taxes, especially those levied by a local authority.
                I hardly have enough left every month to pay the rates.
          9. n. (nautical) A class into which ships were assigned based on condition, size etc.; by extension, rank.
                This textbook is first-rate.
          10. n. (obsolete) Established portion or measure; fixed allowance; ration.
          11. n. (obsolete) Order; arrangement.
          12. n. (obsolete) Ratification; approval.
          13. n. (horology) The gain or loss of a timepiece in a unit of time.
                daily rate; hourly rate; etc.
          14. v. To assign or be assigned a particular rank or level.
                She is rated fourth in the country.
          15. v. To evaluate or estimate the value of.
                They rate his talents highly.
          16. v. To consider or regard.
                He rated this book brilliant.
          17. v. To deserve; to be worth.
                The view here hardly rates a mention in the travel guide.
          18. v. To determine the limits of safe functioning for a machine or electrical device.
                The transformer is rated at 10 watts.
          19. v. (transitive, chiefly British) To evaluate a property's value for the purposes of local taxation.
          20. v. (transitive, informal) To like; to think highly of.
                The customers don't rate the new burgers.
          21. v. (intransitive) To have position (in a certain class).
                She rates among the most excellent chefs in the world.
                He rates as the best cyclist in the country.
          22. v. (intransitive) To have value or standing.
                This last performance of hers didn't rate very high with the judges.
          23. v. To ratify.
          24. v. To ascertain the exact rate of the gain or loss of (a chronometer) as compared with true time.
          25. v. To berate, scold.
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