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an
     1. art. Form of a used before a vowel sound
     2. art. (now quite, _, rare) Form of a used before IPAchar, /h/ in an unstressed syllable
     3. art. (nonstandard) Form of a used before IPAchar, /h/ in a stressed syllable
     4. conj. (archaic) If
     5. conj. (archaic) So long as.
           An it harm none, do what ye will.
     6. conj. (archaic) As if; as though.
     7. n. The first letter of the Georgian alphabet, ა (Mkhedruli), Ⴀ (Asomtavruli) or ⴀ (Nuskhuri).
     8. prep. In each; to or for each; per.
           I was only going twenty miles an hour.
asking for an apron
to an impressive suite
act
     1. n. Something done, a deed.
           an act of goodwill
     2. n. (obsolete) Actuality.
     3. n. A product of a legislative body, a statute.
     4. n. The process of doing something.
           He was caught in the act of stealing.
     5. n. A formal or official record of something done.
     6. n. A division of a theatrical performance.
           The pivotal moment in the play was in the first scene of the second act.
     7. n. A performer or performers in a show.
           Which act did you prefer? The soloist or the band?
     8. n. Any organized activity.
     9. n. A display of behaviour.
     10. n. A thesis maintained in public, in some English universities, by a candidate for a degree, or to show the proficiency of a student.
     11. n. A display of behaviour meant to deceive.
           to put on an act
     12. v. (intransitive) To do something.
           If you don't act soon, you will be in trouble.
     13. v. (obsolete, transitive) To do (something); to perform.
     14. v. (intransitive) To perform a theatrical role.
           I started acting at the age of eleven in my local theatre.
     15. v. (ergative) Of a play: to be acted out (well or badly).
     16. v. (intransitive) To behave in a certain way.
           He's acting strangely - I think there's something wrong with him.
     17. v. (copulative) To convey an appearance of being.
           He acted unconcerned so the others wouldn't worry.
     18. v. To do something that causes a change binding on the doer.
           act on behalf of John
     19. v. (intransitive, construed with on or upon) To have an effect (on).
           High-pressure oxygen acts on the central nervous system and may cause convulsions or death.
           Gravitational force acts on heavy bodies.
     20. v. To play (a role).
           He's been acting Shakespearean leads since he was twelve.
     21. v. To feign.
           He acted the angry parent, but was secretly amused.
     22. v. (mathematics, intransitive, construed with on or upon, of a group) To map via a homomorphism to a group of automorphisms (of).
           This group acts on the circle, so it can't be left-orderable!
     23. v. (obsolete, transitive) To move to action; to actuate; to animate.
his first act
my first act on arriving
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 (m, en, 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-matter); concerning, with regard to.
           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 intersects with the subjective genitive, above under "
           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 modified by certain common adverbs of degree.)
           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. (_) 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.
     49. v. (usually in modal perfect constructions) (eye dialect of have) or ’ve, chiefly in depictions of colloquial speech.
kind of sarcastic
such was the chorus of praise
participation
     1. n. The act of participating, of taking part in something.
     2. n. The state of being related to a larger whole.
     3. n. The process during which individuals, groups and organizations are consulted about or have the opportunity to become actively involved in a project or program of activity.
     4. n. An ownership interest or profit-sharing right.
in
     1. v. (obsolete, transitive) To enclose.
     2. v. (obsolete, transitive) To take in; to harvest.
     3. adv. (not comparable) Located indoors, especially at home or the office, or inside something.
           Is Mr. Smith in?
     4. adv. Moving to the interior of a defined space, such as a building or room.
           Suddenly a strange man walked in.
     5. 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.
     6. adv. (UK) Abbreviation of in aid of.
           What's that in?
     7. adv. After the beginning of something.
     8. n. A position of power or a way to get it.
           His parents got him an in with the company
     9. n. (sport) The state of a batter/batsman who is currently batting – see innings
     10. n. A re-entrant angle; a nook or corner.
     11. adj. In fashion; popular.
           Skirts are in this year.
     12. adj. Incoming.
           the in train
     13. adj. (nautical, of the sails of a vessel) Furled or stowed.
     14. 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
     15. adj. (cricket) Currently batting.
     16. n. Inch.
in other words
in a troubled way
an
     1. art. Form of a used before a vowel sound
     2. art. (now quite, _, rare) Form of a used before IPAchar, /h/ in an unstressed syllable
     3. art. (nonstandard) Form of a used before IPAchar, /h/ in a stressed syllable
     4. conj. (archaic) If
     5. conj. (archaic) So long as.
           An it harm none, do what ye will.
     6. conj. (archaic) As if; as though.
     7. n. The first letter of the Georgian alphabet, ა (Mkhedruli), Ⴀ (Asomtavruli) or ⴀ (Nuskhuri).
     8. prep. In each; to or for each; per.
           I was only going twenty miles an hour.
asking for an apron
to an impressive suite
activity
     1. n. The state or quality of being active; activeness; the state of having many things happening
           Pit row was abuzz with activity.
     2. n. Something done as an action or a movement.
           The activity for the morning was a walk to the store.
     3. n. Something done for pleasure or entertainment, especially one involving movement or an excursion.
           An increasing number of sports activities are on offer at the university.
           Quilting can be an enjoyable activity.
     4. n. Use (of internet, Playstation, bank account etc.).
in
     1. v. (obsolete, transitive) To enclose.
     2. v. (obsolete, transitive) To take in; to harvest.
     3. adv. (not comparable) Located indoors, especially at home or the office, or inside something.
           Is Mr. Smith in?
     4. adv. Moving to the interior of a defined space, such as a building or room.
           Suddenly a strange man walked in.
     5. 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.
     6. adv. (UK) Abbreviation of in aid of.
           What's that in?
     7. adv. After the beginning of something.
     8. n. A position of power or a way to get it.
           His parents got him an in with the company
     9. n. (sport) The state of a batter/batsman who is currently batting – see innings
     10. n. A re-entrant angle; a nook or corner.
     11. adj. In fashion; popular.
           Skirts are in this year.
     12. adj. Incoming.
           the in train
     13. adj. (nautical, of the sails of a vessel) Furled or stowed.
     14. 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
     15. adj. (cricket) Currently batting.
     16. n. Inch.
in the meantime
in spite of all this
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.
           King James Bible (II Chronicles 2:18)
             To set the people a worke.
     15. 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'.
     16. 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
     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.
as a rule
as a sheriff
casual
     1. adj. Happening by chance.
           They only had casual meetings.
     2. adj. Coming without regularity; occasional or incidental.
           The purchase of donuts was just a casual expense.
     3. adj. Employed irregularly.
           He was just a casual worker.
     4. adj. Careless.
     5. adj. Happening or coming to pass without design.
     6. adj. Informal, relaxed.
     7. adj. Designed for informal or everyday use.
     8. n. (UK, Australian, NZ) A worker who is only working for a company occasionally, not as its permanent employee.
     9. n. A soldier temporarily at a place of duty, usually en route to another place of duty.
     10. n. (UK) A member of a group of football hooligans who wear expensive designer clothing to avoid police attention; see Casual (subculture).
     11. n. One who receives relief for a night in a parish to which he does not belong; a vagrant.
     12. n. (video games, informal, derogatory) A player of casual games.
           en - The devs dumbed the game down so the casuals could enjoy it.
     13. n. (dated) (UK,) A tramp.
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
superficial
     1. adj. Of or pertaining to the surface.
     2. adj. Being near the surface.
     3. adj. Shallow, lacking substance.
     4. adj. At face value.
     5. adj. (rare) Two-dimensional; drawn on a flat surface.
     6. n. (chiefly in plural) A surface detail.
           He always concentrates on the superficials and fails to see the real issue.
way
     1. n. (heading) To do with a place or places.
     2. n. A road, a direction, a (physical or conceptual) path from one place to another.
           nowrap - Do you know the way to the airport?  nowrap, Come this way and I'll show you a shortcut.  nowrap, It's a long way from here.
     3. n. A means to enter or leave a place.
           We got into the cinema through the back way.
     4. n. A roughly-defined geographical area.
           If you're ever 'round this way, come over and visit me.
     5. n. A method or manner of doing something; a mannerism.
           nowrap - You're going about it the wrong way.  nowrap, He's known for his quirky ways.  nowrap, I don't like the way she looks at me.
     6. n. A state or condition
           When I returned home, I found my house and belongings in a most terrible way.
     7. n. (heading) Personal interaction.
     8. n. Possibility (usually in the phrases 'any way' and 'no way').
           There's no way I'm going to clean up after you.
     9. n. Determined course; resolved mode of action or conduct.
           My little sister always whines until she gets her way.
     10. n. (paganism) A tradition within the modern pagan faith of Heathenry, dedication to a specific deity or craft, Way of wyrd, Way of runes, Way of Thor etc.
     11. n. (nautical) Speed, progress, momentum.
     12. n. A degree, an amount, a sense.
           In a large way, crocodiles and alligators are similar.
     13. n. (US, As the head of an interjectory clause) Acknowledges that a task has been done well, chiefly in expressions of sarcastic congratulation.
           Way to ruin the moment, guys.
     14. n. (plural only) The timbers of shipyard stocks that slope into the water and along which a ship or large boat is launched.
     15. n. (plural only) The longitudinal guiding surfaces on the bed of a planer, lathe, etc. along which a table or carriage moves.
     16. interj. (only in reply to no way) It is true.
     17. v. (obsolete) To travel.
     18. adv. (informal, with comparative or modified adjective) Much.
           I'm way too tired to do that.
           I'm a way better singer than Emma.
     19. adv. (slang) Very.
           I'm way tired
           String theory is way cool, except for the math.
     20. adv. (informal) Far.
           I used to live way over there.
           The farmhouse is way down the bottom of the hill.
     21. n. The letter for the w sound in Pitman shorthand.
by the way
in a covert way
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