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a
     1. n. The name of the Latin script letter A/a.
     2. art. One; any indefinite example of; used to denote a singular item of a group.
           There was a man here looking for you yesterday.
     3. 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.
     4. art. One certain or particular; any single.
           We've received an interesting letter from a Mrs. Miggins of London.
     5. art. The same; one.
           We are of a mind on matters of morals.
     6. art. Any, every; used before a noun which has become modified to limit its scope;
           A man who dies intestate leaves his children troubles and difficulties.
           He fell all that way, and hasn't a bump on his head?
     7. art. Used before plural nouns modified by few, good many, couple, great many, etc.
     8. 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.
     9. prep. (archaic) To do with position or direction; In, on, at, by, towards, onto.
           Stand a tiptoe.
     10. prep. To do with separation; In, into.
           Torn a pieces.
     11. prep. To do with time; Each, per, in, on, by.
           I brush my teeth twice a day.
     12. prep. (obsolete) To do with method; In, with.
     13. prep. (obsolete) To do with role or capacity; In.
           A God’s name.
     14. prep. To do with status; In.
     15. prep. (archaic) To do with process, with a passive verb; In the course of, experiencing.
     16. prep. (archaic) To do with an action, an active verb; Engaged in.
     17. prep. (archaic) To do with an action/movement; To, into.
     18. v. (archaic or slang) Have.
           I'd a come, if you'd a asked.
     19. pron. (obsolete, outside, England, and, Scotland dialects) He.
     20. interj. A meaningless syllable; ah.
     21. prep. (archaic, slang) Of.
           The name of John a Gaunt.
     22. adv. (chiefly Scotland) All.
     23. adj. (chiefly Scotland) All.
a conceited
it was a cat
small
     1. adj. Not large or big; insignificant; few in numbers or size.
           A small serving of ice cream.
           A small group.
           He made us all feel small.
     2. adj. (figuratively) Young, as a child.
           Remember when the children were small?
     3. adj. (writing, incomparable) Minuscule or lowercase, referring to written letters.
     4. adj. Envincing little worth or ability; not large-minded; paltry; mean.
     5. adj. Not prolonged in duration; not extended in time; short.
           a small space of time
     6. adj. (topics, en, Size)
     7. adv. In a small fashion.
     8. adv. In or into small pieces.
     9. adv. (obsolete) To a small extent.
     10. n. (rare) Any part of something that is smaller or slimmer than the rest, now usually with anatomical reference to the back.
     11. v. (obsolete, transitive) To make little or less.
     12. v. (intransitive) To become small; to dwindle.
it was small
she was small
amount
     1. n. The total, aggregate or sum of material (not applicable to discrete numbers or units or items in standard English).
           The amount of atmospheric pollution threatens a health crisis.
     2. n. A quantity or volume.
           Pour a small amount of water into the dish.
           The dogs need different amounts of food.
     3. n. (nonstandard, sometimes proscribed) The number (the sum) of elements in a set.
     4. v. (intransitive, followed by to) To total or evaluate.
           It amounts to three dollars and change.
     5. v. (intransitive, followed by to) To be the same as or equivalent to.
           He was a pretty good student, but never amounted to much professionally.
           His response amounted to gross insubordination
     6. v. (obsolete, intransitive) To go up; to ascend.
with just the amount of interest which such an announcement would naturally produce
of
     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
in spite of all this
something
     1. pron. An uncertain or unspecified thing; one thing.
           I must have forgotten to pack something, but I can't think what.
           I have something for you in my bag.
           I have a feeling something good is going to happen today.
     2. pron. (colloquial, of someone or something) A quality to a moderate degree.
           The performance was something of a disappointment.
           That child is something of a genius.
     3. pron. (colloquial, of a person) A talent or quality that is difficult to specify.
           She has a certain something.
     4. pron. (colloquial, often with really or quite) Somebody or something who is superlative in some way.
           He's really something! I've never heard such a great voice.
           She's quite something. I can't believe she would do such a mean thing.
     5. adj. Having a characteristic that the speaker cannot specify.
     6. adv. (degree) Somewhat; to a degree.
           The baby looks something like his father.
     7. adv. (degree, colloquial) To a high degree.
     8. v. Applied to an action whose name is forgotten by, unknown or unimportant to the user, e.g. from words of a song.
     9. n. An object whose nature is yet to be defined.
     10. n. An object whose name is forgotten by, unknown or unimportant to the user, e.g., from words of a song. Also used to refer to an object earlier indefinitely referred to as 'something' (pronoun sense).
having something to do
as if thinking something out
especially
     1. adv. (manner) In a special manner; specially.
     2. adv. (focus) Particularly; to a greater extent than is normal.
     3. adv. (focus) Used to place greater emphasis upon someone or something.
           Invite them all, especially Molly.
of
     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.
it is full of boxes and litter
precisely what kind of evidence
an
     1. art. Form, used before a vowel sound, of a
     2. art. (rare, nonstandard) Form of a used by a few speakers and writers before IPAchar, /h/, especially if weakly pronounced.
     3. conj. (archaic) If, so long as.
           An it harm none, do what ye will.
     4. conj. (archaic) as if; as though.
     5. n. The first letter of the Georgian alphabet, ა (Mkhedruli), Ⴀ (Asomtavruli) or ⴀ (Nuskhuri).
     6. prep. In each; to or for each; per.
           I was only going twenty miles an hour.
asking for an apron
to an impressive suite
of an
     1. Phrase. (chiefly obsolete) Having the same.
           The two main players were roughly of an age.
     2. Phrase. (idiomatic, dialectal) Indicates a more or less habitual activity during the given part of the day.
           Of an evening, I like to play chess. i.e., On some evenings, I like to play chess.
           Of a morning, they would work in their garden. i.e., They generally worked in their garden in the morning.
added
     1. v. simple past tense and past participle of add
she added
and she added, almost bitterly
     add
          1. v. To join or unite, (e.g. one thing to another, or as several particulars) so as to increase the number, augment the quantity(,) or enlarge the magnitude, or so as to form into one aggregat
          2. v. To sum up; to put together mentally.
                to add numbers
          3. v. To combine elements of (something) into one quantity.
                to add a column of numbers
          4. v. To give by way of increased possession (to any one); to bestow (on).
          5. v. To append (e,g, a statement); to say further information.
          6. v. (intransitive) To make an addition. To add to, to augment; to increase.
                It adds to our anxiety.
          7. v. (intransitive, mathematics) To perform the arithmetical operation of addition.
                He adds rapidly.
          8. n. (computer science) An act or instance of adding.
          9. n. (video games) An additional enemy that joined the fight after the primary target.
                After engaging the boss for one minute, two adds will arrive from the back and must be dealt with.
color
     1. n. The spectral composition of visible light
           Humans and birds can perceive color.
     2. n. A particular set of visible spectral compositions, perceived or named as a class.
           Most languages have names for the colors black, white, red, and green.
     3. n. Hue as opposed to achromatic colors (black, white and grays).
           He referred to the white flag as one drained of all color.
     4. n. Human skin tone, especially as an indicator of race or ethnicity.
           Color has been a sensitive issue in many societies.
     5. n. (figuratively) Interest, especially in a selective area.
           a bit of local color
     6. n. (heraldry) Any of the standard dark tinctures used in a coat of arms, including azure, gules, sable, and vert. Contrast with metal.
     7. n. (in the plural) A standard or banner.
           The loss of their colors destroyed the regiment's morale.
     8. n. The system of color television.
           This film is broadcast in color.
     9. n. (in the plural) The flag of a nation or team.
           The colors were raised over the new territory.
     10. n. (in the plural) Gang insignia.
           Both of the perpetrators were wearing colors.
     11. n. (in the plural) An award for sporting achievement, particularly within a school or university.
           He was awarded colors for his football.
     12. n. (military, in the plural) The morning ceremony of raising the flag.
     13. n. In corporate finance, details on sales, profit margins, or other financial figures, especially while reviewing quarterly results when an officer of a company is speaking to investment analysts.
           Could you give me some color with regards to which products made up the mix of revenue for this quarter?
     14. n. (physics) A property of quarks, with three values called red, green, and blue, which they can exchange by passing gluons.
     15. n. (finance, un) A third-order measure of derivative price sensitivity, expressed as the rate of change of gamma with respect to time, or equivalently the rate of change of charm with respect to
     16. n. (typography) The relative lightness or darkness of a mass of written or printed text on a page.
     17. n. (snooker) Any of the colored balls excluding the reds.
     18. n. A front or facade: an ostensible truth actually false.
           (, en, also needs better-worded definition)
     19. n. An appearance of right or authority.
           Under color of law, he managed to bilk taxpayers of millions of dollars.
     20. n. (medicine) Skin color noted as: normal, jaundiced, cyanotic, flush, mottled, pale, or ashen as part of the skin signs assessment.
     21. adj. Conveying color, as opposed to shades of gray.
           Color television and movies were considered a great improvement over black and white.
     22. v. (tlb, en, American spelling)
     23. v. To give something color.
           We could color the walls red.
     24. v. (intransitive) To apply colors to the areas within the boundaries of a line drawing using colored markers or crayons.
           My kindergartener loves to color.
     25. v. (of a face) To become red through increased blood flow.
           Her face colored as she realized her mistake.
     26. v. To affect without completely changing.
           That interpretation certainly colors my perception of the book.
     27. v. (informal) To attribute a quality to.
           Color me confused.
     28. v. (mathematics) To assign colors to the vertices of (a graph) or the regions of (a map) so that no two adjacent ones have the same color.
           Can this graph be two-colored?
           You can color any map with four colors.
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