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     1. art. Form of a used before a vowel sound
     2. art. (now quite rare) Form of a used before 'h' in an unstressed syllable
     3. art. (nonstandard) Form of a used before '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
     1. n. An occurrence; something that happens.
     2. n. A prearranged social activity (function, etc.)
           I went to an event in San Francisco last week.
           Where will the event be held?
     3. n. One of several contests that combine to make up a competition.
     4. n. An end result; an outcome (now chiefly in phrases).
           In the event, he turned out to have what I needed anyway.
     5. n. (physics) A point in spacetime having three spatial coordinates and one temporal coordinate.
     6. n. (computing) A possible action that the user can perform that is monitored by an application or the operating system (event listener). When an event occurs an event handler is called which performs a s
     7. n. (probability theory) A set of some of the possible outcomes; a subset of the sample space.
           IfX is a random variable representing the toss of a six-sided die, then its sample space could be denoted as 1,2,3,4,5,6. Examples of events could be:X = 1,X = 2, X \ge 5, X \not = 4, andX \isi
     8. n. (obsolete) An affair in hand; business; enterprise.
     9. n. (medicine) An episode of severe health conditions.
     10. v. (obsolete) To occur, take place.
     11. v. (obsolete, intransitive) To be emitted or breathed out; to evaporate.
     12. v. (obsolete, transitive) To expose to the air, ventilate.
     13. v. cln, en, basic words
     1. prep. In, near, or in the general vicinity of a particular place.
           Caesar was at Rome;  at the corner of Fourth Street and Vine;  at Jim’s house
     2. prep. (indicating time) (Indicating occurrence in an instant of time or a period of time relatively short in context or from the speaker's perspective.)
           at six o’clock;  at closing time;  at night.
     3. prep. In the direction of (often in an unfocused or uncaring manner).
           He threw the ball at me.  He shouted at her.
     4. prep. Denotes a price.
           3 apples at 2¢ (each)   The offer was at $30,000 before negotiations.
     5. prep. Occupied in (activity).
           men at work
     6. prep. In a state of.
           She is at sixes and sevens with him.  They are at loggerheads over how best to tackle the fiscal cliff.  The city was at the mercy of the occupying forces.
     7. prep. Indicates a position on a scale or in a series.
           Sell at 90.  Tiger finished the round at tenth, seven strokes behind the leaders.  I'm offering it—just to select customers—at cost.
     8. prep. Because of.
           to laugh at a joke   mad at their comments
     9. prep. Indicates a means, method, or manner.
     10. prep. Holding a given speed or rate.
           It is growing at the rate of 3% a year.  Cruising along at fifty miles per hour.
     11. prep. (used for skills (including in activities) or areas of knowledge) On the subject of; regarding.
           The twins were both bad at chemistry.
           He slipped at marksmanship over his extended vacation.
     12. prep. (Ireland, stressed pronunciation) Bothering, irritating, causing discomfort to
     13. n. The at sign (@).
     14. n. (alt form, att) (Laos currency unit)
not at all
at first sight
     1. det. (interrogative) What, of those mentioned or implied.
           Which song made the charts?
     2. det. (relative) The one or ones that.
           Show me which one is bigger.
           They couldn't decide which song to play.
     3. det. (relative) The one or ones mentioned.
           He once owned a painting of the house, which painting would later be stolen.
           For several seconds he sat in silence, during which time the tea and sandwiches arrived.
           I'm thinking of getting a new car, in which case I'd get a red one.
     4. pron. (interrogative) What one or ones (of those mentioned or implied).
           Which is bigger?;  Which is which?
     5. pron. (relative) Who; whom; what (of those mentioned or implied).
           He walked by a door with a sign, which read: PRIVATE OFFICE.
           We've met some problems which are very difficult to handle.
           He had to leave, which was very difficult.
           No art can be properly understood apart from the culture of which it is a part.
     6. pron. (relative, archaic) Used of people (now generally who, whom or that).
     7. n. An occurrence of the word which.
which is significant
which was tormenting her
     1. n. plural of good
     2. n. (business, economics) That which is produced, then traded, bought or sold, then finally consumed.
     3. n. (informal, often preceded by the) Something authentic, important, or revealing.
     4. n. (transport) freight (not passengers)
and short of catching him with the goods
     1. n. A painting, drawing, sculpture or other piece of creative, visual art
     2. n. Artistic work.
     3. n. (reprographics) The graphical elements to be included in a reproduced work.
           The text has been reviewed, but the photographer hasn't delivered some of the artwork.
     1. conj. As a coordinating conjunction; expressing two elements to be taken together or in addition to each other.
     2. conj.          Used simply to connect two noun phrases, adjectives or adverbs.
     3. conj.          Simply connecting two clauses or sentences.
     4. conj.          Introducing a clause or sentence which follows on in time or consequence from the first.
     5. conj.          (obsolete) Yet; but.
     6. conj.          Used to connect certain numbers: connecting units when they precede tens (not dated); connecting tens and units to hundreds, thousands etc. (now often
     7. conj.          (now colloquial, or literary) Used to connect more than two elements together in a chain, sometimes to stress the number of elements.
     8. conj.          Connecting two identical elements, with implications of continued or infinite repetition.
     9. conj.          Introducing a parenthetical or explanatory clause.
     10. conj.          Introducing the continuation of narration from a previous understood point; also used alone as a question: ‘and so what?’.
     11. conj.          (now regional or somewhat colloquial) Used to connect two verbs where the second is dependent on the first: ‘to’. Used especially after come,
     12. conj.          Introducing a qualitative difference between things having the same name; "as well as other".
     13. conj.          Used to combine numbers in addition; plus (with singular or plural verb).
     14. conj. Expressing a condition.:
     15. conj.          (now US dialect) If; provided that.
     16. conj.          (obsolete) As if, as though.
     17. n. (enm, music, often informal) In rhythm, the second half of a divided beat.
     18. n. (UK dialectal) Breath.
     19. n. (UK dialectal) Sea smoke; steam fog.
     20. v. (UK dialectal, intransitive) To breathe; whisper; devise; imagine.
and his eyes
and so I said
     1. adj. Pertaining to culture.
     1. n. plural of display
     2. v. third-person singular present indicative of display
          1. n. A show or spectacle.
                The trapeze artist put on an amazing acrobatic display.
          2. n. A piece of work to be presented visually.
                Pupils are expected to produce a wall display about a country of their choice.
          3. n. (computing) An electronic screen that shows graphics or text.
          4. n. (computing) The presentation of information for visual or tactile reception.
          5. n. (travel, aviation, in a reservation system) The asterisk symbol, used to denote that the following information will be displayed, eg, *H will "display history".
          6. v. To show conspicuously; to exhibit; to demonstrate; to manifest.
          7. v. (intransitive) To make a display; to act as one making a show or demonstration.
          8. v. (military) To extend the front of (a column), bringing it into line.
          9. v. (printing, dated) To make conspicuous by using large or prominent type.
          10. v. (obsolete) To discover; to descry.
          11. v. (obsolete) To spread out, to unfurl.
     1. v. second-person singular present of be
           Mary, where are you going?
     2. v. first-person plural present of be
           We are not coming.
     3. v. second-person plural present of be
           Mary and John, are you listening?
     4. v. third-person plural present of be
           They are here somewhere.
     5. v. (East Yorkshire, Midlands) present of be
     6. n. (dialectal, or obsolete) grace, mercy
           To bid God's are.
           God's are is what children of God seech and seek.
     7. n. (obsolete) honour, dignity
     8. n. (rare) an accepted (but deprecated and rarely used) SI unit of area equal to 100 square metres, or a former unit of approximately the same extent. Symbol: a
here they are
that we are only human
          1. v. (intransitive, now literary) To exist; to have real existence.
          2. v. (with there, or dialectally it, as dummy subject) To exist.
                There is just one woman in town who can help us. (or, dialectally:) It is just one woman in town who can help us.
          3. v. (intransitive) To occupy a place.
                The cup is on the table.
          4. v. (intransitive) To occur, to take place.
                When will the meeting be?
          5. v. (intransitive, in perfect tenses, without predicate) Elliptical form of "be here", "go to and return from" or similar.
                The postman has been today, but my tickets have still not yet come.
                I have been to Spain many times.
                Moscow, huh? I've never been, but it sounds fascinating.
          6. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to indicate that the subject and object are the same.
                Knowledge is bliss.
                Hi, I’m Jim.
          7. v. (transitive, copulative, mathematics) Used to indicate that the values on either side of an equation are the same.
                3 times 5 is fifteen.
          8. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to indicate that the subject plays the role of the predicate nominal.
                François Mitterrand was president of France from 1981 to 1995.
          9. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to connect a noun to an adjective that describes it.
                The sky is blue.
          10. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to indicate that the subject has the qualities described by a noun or noun phrase.
                The sky is a deep blue today.
          11. v. (transitive, auxiliary) Used to form the passive voice.
                The dog was drowned by the boy.
          12. v. (transitive, auxiliary) Used to form the continuous forms of various tenses.
                The woman is walking.
                I shall be writing to you soon.
                We liked to chat while we were eating.
          13. v. (archaic, auxiliary) Used to form the perfect aspect with certain intransitive verbs, most of which indicate motion. Often still used for "to go".
          14. v. (transitive, auxiliary) Used to form future tenses, especially the future periphrastic.
                I am to leave tomorrow.
                I would drive you, were I to obtain a car.
          15. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to link a subject to a measurement.
                This building is three hundred years old.
                I am 75 kilograms.
                He’s about 6 feet tall.
          16. v. (transitive, copulative, with a cardinal numeral) Used to state the age of a subject in years.
                I’m 20. (= I am 20 years old.)
          17. v. (with a dummy subject) it Used to indicate the time of day.
                It is almost eight. (= It is almost eight o’clock.)
                It’s 8:30 read eight-thirty in Tokyo.
                What time is it there? It’s night.
          18. v. (With since) Used to indicate passage of time since the occurrence of an event.
                It has been three years since my grandmother died. (similar to My grandmother died three years ago, but emphasizes the intervening period)
                It had been six days since his departure, when I received a letter from him.
          19. v. (often, impersonal, with it as a dummy subject) Used to indicate weather, air quality, or the like.
                It is hot in Arizona, but it is not usually humid.
                Why is it so dark in here?
          20. v. (dynamic/lexical "be", especially in progressive tenses, conjugated non-suppletively in the present tense, see usage notes) To exist or behave in a certain way.
                "What do we do?" "We be ourselves.".
                Why is he being nice to me?
     1. adj. (not comparable) Not closed; accessible; unimpeded.
           Turn left after the second open door.
           It was as if his body had gone to sleep standing up and with his eyes open.
     2. adj. Not drawn together, closed, or contracted; extended; expanded.
           an open hand; an open flower; an open prospect
     3. adj. (not comparable) Actively conducting or prepared to conduct business.
           Banks are not open on bank holidays.
     4. adj. (comparable) Receptive.
           I am open to new ideas.
     5. adj. (not comparable) Public
           He published an open letter to the governor on a full page of the New York Times.
     6. adj. (not comparable) Candid, ingenuous, not subtle in character.
           The man is an open book.
     7. adj. (mathematics, logic, of a formula) Having a free variable.
     8. adj. (mathematics, topology, of a set) Which is part of a predefined collection of subsets ofX, that defines a topological space onX.
     9. adj. (graph theory, of a walk) Whose first and last vertices are different.
     10. adj. (computing, not comparable, of a file, document, etc.) In current use; mapped to part of memory.
           I couldn't save my changes because another user had the same file open.
     11. adj. (business) Not fulfilled.
           I've got open orders for as many containers of red durum as you can get me.
     12. adj. Not settled or adjusted; not decided or determined; not closed or withdrawn from consideration.
           an open question
           to keep an offer or opportunity open
     13. adj. (music, stringed instruments) Without any fingers pressing the string against the fingerboard.
     14. adj. Not of a quality to prevent communication, as by closing waterways, blocking roads, etc.; hence, not frosty or inclement; mild; used of the weather or the climate.
           an open winter
     15. adj. (phonetics) Uttered with a relatively wide opening of the articulating organs; said of vowels.
     16. adj. (phonetics) Uttered, as a consonant, with the oral passage simply narrowed without closure.
     17. adj. (phonetics, of a syllable) That ends in a vowel; not having a coda.
     18. adj. (computing) Made public, usable with a free licence.
     19. adj. (medicine) Resulting from an incision, puncture or any other process by which the skin no longer protects an internal part of the body.
     20. v. To make something accessible or allow for passage by moving from a shut position.
           Turn the doorknob to open the door.
     21. v. To make (an open space, etc.) by clearing away an obstacle or obstacles, in order to allow for passage, access, or visibility.
           He opened a path through the undergrowth.
     22. v. To bring up, broach.
           I don't want to open that subject.
     23. v. To enter upon, begin.
           to open a discussion
           to open fire upon an enemy
           to open trade, or correspondence
           to open a case in court, or a meeting
     24. v. To spread; to expand into an open or loose position.
           to open a closed fist
           to open matted cotton by separating the fibres
           to open a map, book, or scroll
     25. v. To make accessible to customers or clients.
           I will open the shop an hour early tomorrow.
     26. v. To start (a campaign).
           Vermont will open elk hunting season next week.
     27. v. (intransitive) To become open.
           The door opened all by itself.
     28. v. (intransitive) To begin conducting business.
           The shop opens at 9:00.
     29. v. (intransitive, cricket) To begin a side's innings as one of the first two batsmen.
     30. v. (intransitive, poker) To bet before any other player has in a particular betting round in a game of poker.
           After the first two players fold, Julie opens for $5.
     31. v. (transitive, intransitive, poker) To reveal one's hand.
           Jeff opens his hand revealing a straight flush.
     32. v. (computing, transitive, intransitive, of a file, document, etc.) To load into memory for viewing or editing.
     33. v. (obsolete) To disclose; to reveal; to interpret; to explain.
     34. n. A sports event in which anybody can compete; as, the Australian Open.
     35. n. (electronics) A wire that is broken midway.
           The electrician found the open in the circuit after a few minutes of testing.
     36. n. (with the) Open or unobstructed space; an exposed location.
           I can't believe you left the lawnmower out in the open when you knew it was going to rain this afternoon!
           Wary of hunters, the fleeing deer kept well out of the open, dodging instead from thicket to thicket.
     37. n. (with the) Public knowledge or scrutiny; full view.
           We have got to bring this company's corrupt business practices into the open.
the coroner left it open
the window was open, granted
     1. conj. (dated) Because.
     2. prep. Towards.
           The astronauts headed for the moon.
     3. prep. Directed at, intended to belong to.
           I have something for you.
     4. prep. In honor of, or directed towards the celebration or event of.
           We're having a birthday party for Janet.
           The cake is for Tom and Helen's anniversary.
           The mayor gave a speech for the charity gala.
     5. prep. Supporting.
           All those for the motion raise your hands.
     6. prep. Because of.
           He wouldn't apologize; and just for that, she refused to help him.
           (UK usage) He looks better for having lost weight.
           She was the worse for drink.
     7. prep. Over a period of time.
           I've lived here for three years.
           They fought for days over a silly pencil.
     8. prep. Throughout an extent of space.
     9. prep. On behalf of.
           I will stand in for him.
     10. prep. Instead of, or in place of.
     11. prep. In order to obtain or acquire.
           I am aiming for completion by the end of business Thursday.
           He's going for his doctorate.
           Do you want to go for coffee?
           People all over Greece looked to Delphi for answers.
           Can you go to the store for some eggs?
           I'm saving up for a car.
           Don't wait for an answer.
           What did he ask you for?
     12. prep. In the direction of: marks a point one is going toward.
           Run for the hills!
           He was headed for the door when he remembered.
     13. prep. By the standards of, usually with the implication of those standards being lower than one might otherwise expect.
           Fair for its day.
           She's spry for an old lady.
     14. prep. Despite, in spite of.
     15. prep. Used to indicate the subject of a to-infinitive.
           For that to happen now is incredibly unlikely. (=It is incredibly unlikely that that will happen now.)
           All I want is for you to be happy. (=All I want is that you be happy.)
     16. prep. (chiefly US) Out of; used to indicate a fraction, a ratio
           In term of base hits, Jones was three for four on the day
     17. prep. (cricket) Used as part of a score to indicate the number of wickets that have fallen.
           At close of play, England were 305 for 3.
     18. prep. To be, or as being.
     19. prep. (obsolete) (Indicating that in prevention of which, or through fear of which, anything is done.)
     20. prep. Used to construe various verbs (see the entries for individual phrasal verbs).
waiting for her
for that matter
     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 ormore 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 withfor it, indicates a result more like said comparative. This can be negated withnone.
           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.
and extracted the poison
he briskly touched the bell
     1. adj. Able to be seen or known by everyone; open to general view, happening without concealment.
     2. adj. Pertaining to the people as a whole (as opposed to a private group); concerning the whole country, community etc.
     3. adj. Officially representing the community; carried out or funded by the state on behalf of the community.
     4. adj. Open to all members of a community; especially, provided by national or local authorities and supported by money from taxes.
     5. adj. (of a company) Traded publicly via a stock market.
     6. n. The people in general, regardless of membership of any particular group.
           Members of the public may not proceed beyond this point.
     7. n. (archaic) A public house; an inn.
     1. part. A particle used for marking the following verb as an infinitive.
           I want to leave.
           He asked me what to do.
           I don’t know how to say it.
           I have places to go and people to see.
     2. part. As above, with the verb implied.
           "Did you visit the museum?" "I wanted to, but it was closed.".
           If he hasn't read it yet, he ought to.
     3. part. A particle used to create phrasal verbs.
           I have to do laundry today.
     4. prep. Indicating destination: In the direction of, and arriving at.
           We are walking to the shop.
     5. prep. Used to indicate purpose.
           He devoted himself to education.
           They drank to his health.
     6. prep. Used to indicate result of action.
           His face was beaten to a pulp.
     7. prep. Used after an adjective to indicate its application.
           similar to ..., relevant to ..., pertinent to ..., I was nice to him, he was cruel to her, I am used to walking.
     8. prep. (obsolete,) As a.
           With God to friend (with God as a friend);   with The Devil to fiend (with the Devil as a foe);   lambs slaughtered to lake (lambs slaughtered as a sacrifice);   t
     9. prep. (arithmetic) Used to indicate a ratio or comparison.
           one to one = 1:1
           ten to one = 10:1.
           I have ten dollars to your four.
     10. prep. (arithmetic) Used to indicate that the preceding term is to be raised to the power of the following value; indicates exponentiation.
           Three squared or three to the second power is nine.
           Three to the power of two is nine.
           Three to the second is nine.
     11. prep. Used to indicate the indirect object.
           I gave the book to him.
     12. prep. (time) Preceding.
           ten to ten = 9:50; We're going to leave at ten to (the hour).
     13. prep. Used to describe what something consists of or contains.
           Anyone could do this job; there's nothing to it.
           There's a lot of sense to what he says.
     14. prep. (Canada, UK, Newfoundland, West Midlands) At.
           Stay where you're to and I'll come find you, b'y.
     15. adv. Toward a closed, touching or engaging position.
           Please push the door to.
     16. adv. (nautical) Into the wind.
     17. adv. misspelling of too
to be sure
he was to a dot
     1. n. (physical) Visual perception.
     2. n.          The act of seeing or looking at something.
                   He changed seat to get a complete view of the stage.
     3. n.          (Internet) A pageview.
     4. n.          The range of vision.
                   If there are any rabbits in this park, they keep carefully out of our view.
     5. n.          Something to look at, such as scenery.
                   My flat has a view of a junkyard.
                   the view from a window
     6. n.          (obsolete) Appearance; show; aspect.
     7. n. A picture, drawn or painted; a sketch.
           a fine view of Lake George
     8. n. (psychological) Opinion, judgement, imagination.
     9. n.          A mental image.
                   I need more information to get a better view of the situation.
     10. n.          A way of understanding something, an opinion, a theory.
                   Your view on evolution is based on religion, not on scientific findings.
     11. n.          A point of view.
                   From my view that is a stupid proposition.
     12. n.          An intention or prospect.
                   He smuggled a knife into prison with a view to using it as a weapon.
     13. n. (computing, databases) A virtual or logical table composed of the result set of a query in relational databases.
     14. n. (computing, programming) The part of a computer program which is visible to the user and can be interacted with
     15. v. To look at.
           The video was viewed by millions of people.
     16. v. To regard in a stated way.
           I view it as a serious breach of trust.
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