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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.
in a troubled way
it was like a vision
return
     1. v. (intransitive) To come or go back (to a place or person).
           Although the birds fly north for the summer, they return here in winter.
     2. v. (intransitive) To go back in thought, narration, or argument.
           To return to my story...
     3. v. (intransitive, obsolete) To turn back, retreat.
     4. v. (transitive, obsolete) To turn (something) round.
     5. v. To place or put back something where it had been.
           Please return your hands to your lap.
     6. v. To give something back to its original holder or owner.
           You should return the library book within one month.
     7. v. To take back something to a vendor for a refund.
           If the goods don't work, you can return them.
     8. v. To give in requital or recompense; to requite.
     9. v. (tennis) To bat the ball back over the net in response to a serve.
           The player couldn't return the serve because it was so fast.
     10. v. (card games) To play a card as a result of another player's lead.
           If one players plays a trump, the others must return a trump.
     11. v. (cricket) To throw a ball back to the wicket-keeper (or a fielder at that position) from somewhere in the field.
     12. v. To say in reply; to respond.
           to return an answer;  to return thanks
     13. v. (intransitive, computing) To relinquish control to the calling procedure.
     14. v. (transitive, computing) To pass (data) back to the calling procedure.
           This function returns the number of files in the directory.
     15. v. (transitive, dated) To retort; to throw back.
           to return the lie
     16. v. To report, or bring back and make known.
           to return the result of an election
     17. v. (by extension, UK) To elect according to the official report of the election officers.
     18. n. The act of returning.
           I expect the house to be spotless upon my return.
     19. n. A return ticket.
           Do you want a one-way or a return?
     20. n. An item that is returned, e.g. due to a defect, or the act of returning it.
           Last year there were 250 returns of this product, an improvement on the 500 returns the year before.
     21. n. An answer.
           a return to one's question
     22. n. An account, or formal report, of an action performed, of a duty discharged, of facts or statistics, etc.; especially, in the plural, a set of tabulated statistics prepared for general information.
           election returns; a return of the amount of goods produced or sold
     23. n. Gain or loss from an investment.
           It yielded a return of 5%.
     24. n. (taxation, finance): A report of income submitted to a government for purposes of specifying exact tax payment amounts. A tax return.
           Hand in your return by the end of the tax year.
     25. n. (computing) A carriage return character.
     26. n. (computing) The act of relinquishing control to the calling procedure.
     27. n. (computing) A return value: the data passed back from a called procedure.
     28. n. A short perpendicular extension of a desk, usually slightly lower.
     29. n. (American football) Catching a ball after a punt and running it back towards the opposing team.
     30. n. (cricket) A throw from a fielder to the wicket-keeper or to another fielder at the wicket.
     31. n. (architecture) The continuation in a different direction, most often at a right angle, of a building, face of a building, or any member, such as a moulding; applied to the shorter in contradistinction
           A facade of sixty feet east and west has a return of twenty feet north and south.
ought to do something in return for a fee
on
     1. adj. In the state of being active, functioning or operating.
     2. adj. Performing according to schedule.
           Are we still on for tonight?
           Is the show still on?
     3. adj. (chiefly UK, informal, usually negative) Acceptable, appropriate.
           You can't do that; it's just not on.
     4. adj. (informal) Destined, normally in the context of a challenge being accepted; involved, doomed.
           "Five bucks says the Cavs win tonight." ―"You're on!".
           Mike just threw coffee onto Paul's lap. It's on now.
     5. adj. (baseball, informal) Having reached a base as a runner and being positioned there, awaiting further action from a subsequent batter.
     6. adj. (euphemistic) Menstruating.
     7. adv. To an operating state.
           turn the television on
     8. adv. Along, forwards (continuing an action).
           drive on, rock on
     9. adv. In continuation, at length.
           and so on.
           He rambled on and on.
     10. adv. (not US) Later.
           Ten years on, nothing had changed in the village.
     11. prep. Positioned at the upper surface of, touching from above.
           on the table;  on the couch
           The parrot was sitting on Jim's shoulder.
     12. prep. At or near; adjacent to.
           Soon we'll pass a statue on the left.
           The fleet is on the American coast.
           Croton-on-Hudson, Rostov-on-Don, Southend-on-Sea
     13. prep. Covering.
           He wore old shoes on his feet.
     14. prep. At the date of.
           Born on the 4th of July.
     15. prep. Some time during the day of.
           I'll see you on Monday.   The bus leaves on Friday.   Can I see you on a different day? On Sunday I'm busy.
     16. prep. Dealing with the subject of, about, or concerning something.
           A book on history.   The World Summit on the Information Society.
     17. prep. Touching; hanging from.
           The fruit ripened on the trees.   The painting hangs on the wall.
     18. prep. (informal) In the possession of.
           I haven't got any money on me.
     19. prep. Because of, or due to.
           To arrest someone on suspicion of bribery.   To contact someone on a hunch.
     20. prep. Upon; at the time of (and often because of).
           On Jack's entry, William got up to leave.
           On the addition of ammonia, a chemical reaction begins.
     21. prep. Paid for by.
           The drinks are on me tonight, boys.   The meal is on the house.   I paid for the airfare and meals for my family, but the hotel room was on the company.
     22. prep. Used to indicate a means or medium.
           I saw it on television.   Can't you see I'm on the phone?
     23. prep. Indicating a means of subsistence.
           They lived on ten dollars a week.   The dog survived three weeks on rainwater.
     24. prep. Away or occupied with (e.g. a scheduled activity).
           He's on his lunch break.   on vacation;  on holiday
     25. prep. Denoting performance or action by contact with the surface, upper part, or outside of anything; hence, by means of; with.
           to play on a violin or piano
           Her words made a lasting impression on my mind.
     26. prep. Regularly taking (a drug).
           You've been on these antidepressants far too long.   He's acting so strangely, I think he must be on something.
     27. prep. Under the influence of (a drug).
           He's acting crazy because he's on crack right now.
     28. prep. (mathematics) Having identical domain and codomain.
           a function on
     29. prep. (mathematics) HavingV^n as domain and V as codomain, for some set V and integer n.
           an operator on
     30. prep. (mathematics) Generated by.
           the free group on four letters
     31. prep. Supported by (the specified part of itself).
           A table can't stand on two legs.   After resting on his elbows, he stood on his toes, then walked on his heels.
     32. prep. At a given time after the start of something; at.
     33. prep. In addition to; besides; indicating multiplication or succession in a series.
           heaps on heaps of food
           mischief on mischief; loss on loss
     34. prep. (obsolete, regional) of
     35. prep. Indicating dependence or reliance; with confidence in.
           I depended on them for assistance.
           He will promise on certain conditions.
           Do you ever bet on horses?
     36. prep. Toward; for; indicating the object of an emotion.
           Have pity or compassion on him.
     37. prep. (obsolete) At the peril of, or for the safety of.
     38. prep. In the service of; connected with; of the number of.
           He is on a newspaper; I am on the committee.
     39. prep. By virtue of; with the pledge of.
           He affirmed or promised on his word, or on his honour.
     40. prep. To the account or detriment of; denoting imprecation or invocation, or coming to, falling, or resting upon.
           On us be all the blame.
           A curse on him!
           Please don't tell on her and get her in trouble.
           He turned on her and has been her enemy ever since.
           He went all honest on me, making me listen to his confession.
     41. v. (transitive, Singapore, Philippines) to switch on
           Can you on the light?
     42. prep. (UK dialectal, Scotland) Without.
     43. n. In the Japanese language, a pronunciation, or reading, of a kanji character that was originally based on the character's pronunciation in Chinese, contrasted with kun.
           Most kanji have two kinds of reading, called "on" and "kun".
not on your life
on the other hand
investment
     1. n. The act of investing, or state of being invested.
     2. n. (finance) A placement of capital in expectation of deriving income or profit from its use or appreciation.
     3. n. (obsolete) A vestment.
     4. n. (military) The act of surrounding, blocking up, or besieging by an armed force, or the state of being so surrounded.
     5. n. A mixture of silica sand and plaster which, by surrounding a wax pattern, creates a negative mold of the form used for casting, among other metals, bronze.
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