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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 '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
optical
     1. adj. Of, or relating to sight; visual.
           Strabismus is an optical defect.
     2. adj. Designed to assist or enhance sight
           A microscope is an optical instrument.
     3. adj. Of, or relating to optics.
           Refraction is an optical effect.
     4. adj. Of, or relating to visible light.
           Optical telescopes don't work when it is cloudy.
     5. adj. Incorporating light-sensitive devices.
           An optical switch opens the door automatically.
phenomenon
     1. n. A thing or being, event or process, perceptible through senses; or a fact or occurrence thereof.
     2. n. (extension) A knowable thing or event (eg by inference, especially in science).
     3. n. (metonymy) A kind or type of phenomenon (sense 1 or 2).
     4. n. Appearance; a perceptible aspect of something that is mutable.
     5. n. A fact or event considered very unusual, curious, or astonishing by those who witness it.
     6. n. A wonderful or very remarkable person or thing.
     7. n. (philosophy, chiefly Kantian idealism) An experienced object whose constitution reflects the order and conceptual structure imposed upon it by the human mind (especially by the powers of perception an
in
     1. prep. Used to indicate location, inclusion, or position within spatial, temporal or other limits.
     2. prep.          Contained by.
                   The dog is in the kennel.
     3. prep.          Within.
     4. prep.          Surrounded by.
                   We are in the enemy camp.   Her plane is in the air.
     5. prep.          Part of; a member of.
                   One in a million.   She's in band and orchestra.
     6. prep.          Pertaining to; with regard to.
                   What grade did he get in English?
                   Military letters should be formal in tone, but not stilted.
     7. prep.          At the end of a period of time.
                   They said they would call us in a week.
     8. prep.          Within a certain elapsed time
                   Are you able to finish this in three hours?   The massacre resulted in over 1000 deaths in three hours.
     9. prep.          During (said of periods of time).
                   in the first week of December;  Easter falls in the fourth lunar month;   The country reached a high level of prosperity in his fi
     10. prep.          (grammar, phonetics, of sounds and letters) Coming at the end of a word.
                   English nouns in -ce form their plurals in -s.
     11. prep. Into.
           Less water gets in your boots this way.
     12. prep. Used to indicate limit, qualification, condition, or circumstance.
           In replacing the faucet washers, he felt he was making his contribution to the environment.
     13. prep.          Indicating an order or arrangement.
                   My fat rolls around in folds.
     14. prep.          Denoting a state of the subject.
                   He stalked away in anger.   John is in a coma.
     15. prep.          Indicates, connotatively, a place-like form of someone's (or something's) personality, as his, her or its psychic and physical characteristics.
                   You've got a friend in me.   He's met his match in her.
     16. prep.          Wearing (an item of clothing).
                    I glanced over at the pretty girl in the red dress.
     17. prep. Used to indicate means, medium, format, genre, or instrumentality.
     18. prep.          (of something offered or given in an exchange) In the form of, in the denomination of.
                   Please pay me in cash — preferably in tens and twenties.
                   The deposit can be in any legal tender, even in gold.
                    Her generosity was rewarded in the success of its recipients.
     19. prep.          Used to indicate a language, script, tone, etc. of a text, speech, etc.
                   Beethoven's "Symphony No. 5" in C minor is among his most popular.
                   His speech was in French, but was simultaneously translated into eight languages.
                   When you write in cursive, it's illegible.
     20. v. (obsolete, transitive) To enclose.
     21. v. (obsolete, transitive) To take in; to harvest.
     22. adv. (not comparable) Located indoors, especially at home or the office, or inside something.
           Is Mr. Smith in?
     23. adv. Moving to the interior of a defined space, such as a building or room.
           Suddenly a strange man walked in.
     24. 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.
     25. adv. (UK) Abbreviation of in aid of.
           What's that in?
     26. adv. After the beginning of something.
     27. n. A position of power or a way to get it.
           His parents got him an in with the company
     28. n. (sport) The state of a batter/batsman who is currently batting – see innings
     29. n. A re-entrant angle; a nook or corner.
     30. adj. In fashion; popular.
           Skirts are in this year.
     31. adj. Incoming.
           the in train
     32. adj. (nautical, of the sails of a vessel) Furled or stowed.
     33. 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
     34. adj. (cricket) Currently batting.
     35. n. Inch.
in a queer tone
then in the room above them
which
     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 leads nowhere
light
     1. n. (physics) Visible electromagnetic radiation. The human eye can typically detect radiation (light) in the wavelength range of about 400 to 750 nanometers. Nearby shorter and longer wavelength ranges, a
           As you can see, this spacious dining-room gets a lot of light in the mornings.
     2. n. A source of illumination.
           Put that light out!
     3. n. Spiritual or mental illumination; enlightenment, useful information.
           Can you throw any light on this problem?
     4. n. (in the now rare) Facts; pieces of information; ideas, concepts.
     5. n. A notable person within a specific field or discipline.
           Picasso was one of the leading lights of the cubist movement.
     6. n. (painting) The manner in which the light strikes a picture; that part of a picture which represents those objects upon which the light is supposed to fall; the more illuminated part of a landscape or
     7. n. A point of view, or aspect from which a concept, person or thing is regarded.
           I'm really seeing you in a different light today.
           Magoon's governorship in Cuba was viewed in a negative light by many Cuban historians for years thereafter.
     8. n. A flame or something used to create fire.
           Hey, buddy, you got a light?
     9. n. A firework made by filling a case with a substance which burns brilliantly with a white or coloured flame.
           a Bengal light
     10. n. A window, or space for a window in architecture.
           This facade has eight south-facing lights.
     11. n. The series of squares reserved for the answer to a crossword clue.
           The average length of a light on a 15×15 grid is 7 or 8.
     12. n. (informal) A cross-light in a double acrostic or triple acrostic.
     13. n. Open view; a visible state or condition; public observation; publicity.
     14. n. The power of perception by vision.
     15. n. The brightness of the eye or eyes.
     16. n. A traffic light, or, by extension, an intersection controlled by one or more that will face a traveler who is receiving instructions.
           To get to our house, turn right at the third light.
     17. v. To start (a fire).
           We lit the fire to get some heat.
     18. v. To set fire to; to set burning; to kindle.
           She lit her last match.
     19. v. To illuminate.
           I used my torch to light the way home through the woods in the night.
     20. v. (intransitive) To become ignited; to take fire.
           This soggy match will not light.
     21. v. To attend or conduct with a light; to show the way to by means of a light.
     22. adj. Having light.
           The room is light when the Sun shines through the window.
     23. adj. Pale in colour.
           She had light skin.
     24. adj. (of coffee) Served with extra milk or cream.
           I like my coffee light.
     25. adj. Of low weight; not heavy.
           My bag was much lighter once I had dropped off the books.
     26. adj. Lightly-built; designed for speed or small loads.
           We took a light aircraft down to the city.
     27. adj. Gentle; having little force or momentum.
           This artist clearly had a light, flowing touch.
     28. adj. Easy to endure or perform.
           light duties around the house
     29. adj. Low in fat, calories, alcohol, salt, etc.
           This light beer still gets you drunk if you have enough of it.
     30. adj. Unimportant, trivial, having little value or significance.
           I made some light comment, and we moved on.
     31. adj. (rail transport, of a locomotive, usually with "run") travelling with no carriages, wagons attached
     32. adj. (obsolete) Unchaste, wanton.
     33. adj. Not heavily armed; armed with light weapons.
           light troops; a troop of light horse
     34. adj. Not encumbered; unembarrassed; clear of impediments; hence, active; nimble; swift.
     35. adj. (dated) Easily influenced by trifling considerations; unsteady; unsettled; volatile.
           a light, vain person; a light mind
     36. adj. Indulging in, or inclined to, levity; lacking dignity or solemnity; frivolous; airy.
           Ogden Nash was a writer of light verse.
     37. adj. Not quite sound or normal; somewhat impaired or deranged; dizzy; giddy.
     38. adj. Not of the legal, standard, or usual weight; clipped; diminished.
           light coin
     39. adj. Easily interrupted by stimulation.
           light sleep; light anesthesia
     40. adv. Carrying little.
           I prefer to travel light.
     41. n. (curling) A stone that is not thrown hard enough.
     42. v. (nautical) To unload a ship, or to jettison material to make it lighter
     43. v. To lighten; to ease of a burden; to take off.
     44. v. To find by chance.
           I lit upon a rare book in a second-hand bookseller's.
     45. v. To stop upon (of eyes or a glance); to notice
     46. v. (archaic) To alight; to land or come down.
           She fell out of the window but luckily lit on her feet.
light up
she held it toward the light
Is
     1. n. plural of I
     2. v. third-person singular present indicative of be
           He is a doctor. He retired some time ago.
           Should he do the task, it is vital that you follow him.
     3. n. plural of i
           remember to dot your is
     be
          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?
refracted
     1. v. simple past tense and past participle of refract
     refract
          1. v. (intransitive, of light) To change direction as a result of entering a different medium
          2. v. (transitive, optics) To cause (light) to change direction as a result of entering a different medium.
                A prism can refract light.
through
     1. prep. From one side of an opening to the other.
           I went through the window.
     2. prep. Entering, then later leaving.
           I drove through the town at top speed without looking left or right.
     3. prep. Surrounded by (while moving).
           We slogged through the mud for hours before turning back and giving up.
     4. prep. By means of.
           This team believes in winning through intimidation.
     5. prep. (North America) To (or up to) and including, with all intermediate values.
           from 1945 through 1991;  the numbers 1 through 9;  your membership is active through March 15, 2013
     6. adj. Passing from one side of something to the other.
           Interstate highways form a nationwide system of through roads.
     7. adj. Finished; complete.
           They were through with laying the subroof by noon.
     8. adj. Valueless; without a future.
           After being implicated in the scandal, he was through as an executive in financial services.
     9. adj. No longer interested.
           She was through with him.
     10. adj. Proceeding from origin to destination without delay due to change of equipment.
           The through flight through Memphis was the fastest.
     11. adj. (association football) In possession of the ball beyond the last line of defence but not necessarily the goalkeeper; through on goal.
     12. adv. From one side to the other by way of the interior.
           The arrow went straight through.
     13. adv. From one end to the other.
           Others slept; he worked straight through.
           She read the letter through.
     14. adv. To the end.
           He said he would see it through.
     15. adv. Completely.
           Leave the yarn in the dye overnight so the color soaks through.
     16. adv. Out into the open.
           The American army broke through at St. Lo.
     17. n. A large slab of stone laid in a dry-stone wall from one side to the other; a perpend.
     18. n. (obsolete) A coffin, sarcophagus or tomb of stone; a large slab of stone laid on a tomb.
I guess before we're through with her
they may be through sooner than we think
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
killed by a snake
layer
     1. n. A single thickness of some material covering a surface.
           Wrap the loaf in two layers of aluminum foil before putting it in the oven.
           After the first coat of paint dried, he applied another layer.
     2. n.          An item of clothing worn under or over another.
                    It's cold now but it will warm up this afternoon. Make sure you wear layers.
     3. n. A (usually) horizontal deposit; a stratum.
           I find seven-layer cake a bit too rich.
     4. n. One of the items in a hierarchy.
           mired in layers of deceit
     5. v. to cut or divide (something) into layers
     6. v. to arrange (something) in layers.
           Layer the ribbons on top of one another to make an attractive pattern.
     7. n. A person who lays things, such as tiles.
     8. n. A mature female bird, insect, etc. that is able to lay eggs.
           When dealing with an infestation of headlice, the first step is to eliminate the layers.
     9. n. A hen kept to lay eggs.
     10. n. A shoot of a plant, laid underground for growth.
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.
kind of sarcastic
into that of the possible
hot
     1. adj. (of an object) Having a high temperature.
           He forgot the frying pan was hot, and dropped it suddenly.
     2. adj. (of the weather) Causing the air to be hot.
           It is too hot to be outside.  It is hotter in summer than in winter.
     3. adj. (of a person or animal) Feeling the sensation of heat, especially to the point of discomfort.
           I was so hot from being in the sun too long.  Aren't you hot with that thick coat on?
     4. adj. (of a temper) Easily provoked to anger.
           Be careful, he has a hot temper and may take it out on you.
     5. adj. Feverish.
     6. adj. (of food) Spicy.
           Before moving to India, I never ate hot food. The Indians love spicy food.
     7. adj. (informal) Very good, remarkable, exciting.
           He's a hot young player, we should give him a trial.
     8. adj. Stolen.
           hot merchandise
     9. adj. (incomparable) Electrically charged.
           a hot wire
     10. adj. (informal) Radioactive.
     11. adj. (slang) Very physically and/or sexually attractive.
           That girl is hot!
     12. adj. (slang) Sexual or sexy; involving sexual intercourse or sexual excitement.
     13. adj. (slang) Sexually aroused; horny.
     14. adj. Popular; in demand.
           His new pickup is hot!
     15. adj. Very close to finding or guessing something to be found or guessed.
           Am I warm yet? — You're hot!
     16. adj. Performing strongly; having repeated successes.
     17. adj. Fresh; just released.
     18. adj. Uncomfortable, difficult to deal with; awkward, dangerous, unpleasant.
     19. adj. (slang) Used to emphasize the short duration or small quantity of something
           He was finished in a hot minute.
           I dated him for a hot second.
     20. v. (with up) To heat; to make or become hot.
     21. v. (with up) To become lively or exciting.
she'll feel awful bad, after all her hard work in the hot weather
air
     1. n. (meteorology) The substance constituting earth's atmosphere, particularly:
           I'm going outside to get some air.
     2. n.          (historical, philosophy, alchemy) understood as one of the four elements of the ancient Greeks and Romans.
     3. n.          (historical, medical) understood as a particular local substance with supposed effects on human health.
                   There was a tension in the air which made me suspect an approaching storm.
     4. n.          (physics) understood as a gaseous mixture of nitrogen, oxygen, and various trace gases.
     5. n. (usually with the) The apparently open space above the ground which this substance fills, (historical) formerly thought to be limited by the firmament but (meteorology) now considered surrounded by th
           The flock of birds took to the air.
     6. n. A breeze; a gentle wind.
     7. n. A feeling or sense.
           to give it an air of artistry and sophistication
     8. n. A sense of poise, graciousness, or quality.
     9. n. (usually plural) Pretension; snobbishness; pretence that one is better than others.
           putting on airs
     10. n. (music) A song, especially a solo; an aria.
     11. n. (informal) Nothing; absence of anything.
     12. n. An air conditioner or the processed air it produces. Can be a mass noun or a count noun depending on context; similar to hair.
           Could you turn on the air?
           Hey, did you mean to leave the airs on all week while you were on vacation?
     13. n. (obsolete, chemistry) Any specific gas.
     14. n. (snowboarding, skateboarding, motor sports) A jump in which one becomes airborne.
     15. n. A television or radio signal.
     16. v. To bring (something) into contact with the air, so as to freshen or dry it.
     17. v. To let fresh air into a room or a building, to ventilate.
           It's getting quite stuffy in this room: let's open the windows and air it.
     18. v. To discuss varying viewpoints on a given topic.
     19. v. To broadcast, as with a television show.
     20. v. (UK, MLE, slang) to ignore
close
     1. v. (physical) To remove a gap.
     2. v.          To obstruct (an opening).
     3. v.          To move so that an opening is closed.
                   Close the door behind you when you leave.
                   Jim was listening to headphones with his eyes closed.
     4. v.          To make (e.g. a gap) smaller.
                   The runner in second place is closing the gap on the leader.
                   to close the ranks of an army
     5. v.          To grapple; to engage in close combat.
     6. v. (social) To finish, to terminate.
     7. v.          To put an end to; to conclude; to complete; to finish; to consummate.
                   close the session;   to close a bargain;   to close a course of instruction
     8. v.          To come to an end.
                   The debate closed at six o'clock.
     9. v.          (marketing) To make a sale.
     10. v.          (baseball, pitching) To make the final outs, usually three, of a game.
                   He has closed the last two games for his team.
     11. v.          (figurative, computing) To terminate an application, window, file or database connection, etc.
     12. v. To come or gather around; to enclose; to encompass; to confine.
     13. v. (surveying) To have a vector sum of 0; that is, to form a closed polygon.
     14. n. An end or conclusion.
           We owe them our thanks for bringing the project to a successful close.
     15. n. The manner of shutting; the union of parts; junction.
     16. n. A grapple in wrestling.
     17. n. (music) The conclusion of a strain of music; cadence.
     18. n. (music) A double bar marking the end.
     19. adj. (now rare) Closed, shut.
     20. adj. Narrow; confined.
           a close alley; close quarters
     21. adj. At a little distance; near.
           Is your house close?
     22. adj. Intimate; well-loved.
           He is a close friend.
     23. adj.          (legal) Of a corporation or other business entity, closely held.
     24. adj. Oppressive; without motion or ventilation; causing a feeling of lassitude.
     25. adj. (Ireland, England, Scotland, weather) Hot, humid, with no wind.
     26. adj. (linguistics, phonetics, of a vowel) Articulated with the tongue body relatively close to the hard palate.
     27. adj. Strictly confined; carefully guarded.
           a close prisoner
     28. adj. (obsolete) Out of the way of observation; secluded; secret; hidden.
     29. adj. Nearly equal; almost evenly balanced.
           a close contest
     30. adj. Short.
           to cut grass or hair close
     31. adj. (archaic) Dense; solid; compact.
     32. adj. (archaic) Concise; to the point.
           close reasoning
     33. adj. (dated) Difficult to obtain.
           Money is close.
     34. adj. (dated) Parsimonious; stingy.
     35. adj. Adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact.
           a close translation
     36. adj. Accurate; careful; precise; also, attentive; undeviating; strict.
           The patient was kept under close observation.
     37. adj. Marked, evident.
     38. n. (now rare) An enclosed field.
     39. n. (British) A street that ends in a dead end.
     40. n. (Scotland) A very narrow alley between two buildings, often overhung by one of the buildings above the ground floor.
     41. n. (Scotland) The common staircase in a tenement.
     42. n. A cathedral close.
     43. n. (legal) The interest which one may have in a piece of ground, even though it is not enclosed.
we live close together
the women stood close together by the door
to
     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
not to know him
she used to sing
the
     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.
he went to the sink
returning to the fold
ground
     1. n. The surface of the Earth, as opposed to the sky or water or underground.
     2. n. Terrain.
     3. n. Soil, earth.
           The worm crawls through the ground.
           The fox escaped from the hounds by going to ground.
     4. n. The bottom of a body of water.
     5. n. Basis, foundation, groundwork, legwork.
     6. n. reason, Reason, (epistemic) justification, cause.
           You will need to show good grounds for your action.
           He could not come on grounds of health, or on health grounds.
     7. n. Background, context, framework, surroundings.
     8. n. (historical) The area on which a battle is fought, particularly as referring to the area occupied by one side or the other. Often, according to the eventualities, "to give ground" or "to gain ground".
     9. n. (metaphorical) Hence, by extension, advantage given or gained in any contest; e.g. in football, chess, debate or academic discourse.
     10. n. plain surface upon which the figures of an artistic composition are set.
           crimson flowers on a white ground
     11. n. In sculpture, a flat surface upon which figures are raised in relief.
     12. n. In point lace, the net of small meshes upon which the embroidered pattern is applied.
           Brussels ground
     13. n. In etching, a gummy substance spread over the surface of a metal to be etched, to prevent the acid from eating except where an opening is made by the needle.
     14. n. (architecture, mostly, in the plural) One of the pieces of wood, flush with the plastering, to which mouldings etc. are attached.
           Grounds are usually put up first and the plastering floated flush with them.
     15. n. A soccer stadium.
           Manchester United's ground is known as Old Trafford.
     16. n. (electricity, Canadian, and US) An electrical conductor connected to the ground.
     17. n. (electricity, Canadian, and US) A level of electrical potential used as a zero reference.
     18. n. (cricket) The area of grass on which a match is played (a cricket field); the entire arena in which it is played; the part of the field behind a batsman's popping crease where he can not be run out (h
     19. n. (music) A composition in which the bass, consisting of a few bars of independent notes, is continually repeated to a varying melody.
     20. n. (music) The tune on which descants are raised; the plain song.
     21. n. The pit of a theatre.
     22. v. (US) To connect (an electrical conductor or device) to a ground.
     23. v. To punish, especially a child or teenager, by forcing him/her to stay at home and/or give up certain privileges.
           If you don't clean your room, I'll have no choice but to ground you.
           Eric, you are grounded until further notice for lying to us about where you were last night!
           My kids are currently grounded from television.
     24. v. To forbid (an aircraft or pilot) to fly.
           Because of the bad weather, all flights were grounded.
     25. v. To give a basic education in a particular subject; to instruct in elements or first principles.
           Jim was grounded in maths.
     26. v. (baseball) to hit a ground ball; to hit a ground ball which results in an out. Compare fly (verb(regular)) and line (verb).
           Jones grounded to second in his last at-bat.
     27. v. (cricket) (of a batsman) to place his bat, or part of his body, on the ground behind the popping crease so as not to be run out
     28. v. (intransitive) To run aground; to strike the bottom and remain fixed.
           The ship grounded on the bar.
     29. v. To found; to fix or set, as on a foundation, reason, or principle; to furnish a ground for; to fix firmly.
     30. v. (fine arts) To cover with a ground, as a copper plate for etching, or as paper or other materials with a uniform tint as a preparation for ornament.
     31. v. To improve or focus the mental or emotional state of.
           I ground myself with meditation.
     32. v. simple past tense and past participle of grind
           I ground the coffee up nicely.
     33. adj. Crushed, or reduced to small particles.
           ground mustard seed
     34. adj. Processed by grinding.
           lenses of ground glass
     grind
          1. v. To reduce to smaller pieces by crushing with lateral motion.
          2. v. To shape with the force of friction.
                grind a lens
                grind an axe
          3. v. (metalworking) To remove material by rubbing with an abrasive surface.
          4. v. To become ground, pulverized, or polished by friction.
                This corn grinds well.
                Steel grinds to a sharp edge.
          5. v. To move with much difficulty or friction; to grate.
          6. v. (sports) To slide the flat portion of a skateboard or snowboard across an obstacle such as a railing.
          7. v. To oppress, hold down or weaken.
          8. v. (slang) To rotate the hips erotically.
          9. v. (slang) To dance in a sexually suggestive way with both partners in very close proximity, often pressed against each other.
          10. v. (video games) To repeat a task a large number of times in a row to achieve a specific goal.
          11. v. To operate by turning a crank.
                to grind an organ
          12. v. To produce mechanically and repetitively as if by turning a crank.
          13. v. To instill through repetitive teaching.
                Grinding lessons into students' heads does not motivate them to learn.
          14. v. (slang) To eat.
                Eh, brah, let's go grind.
          15. v. (slang) To work or study hard; to hustle or drudge.
          16. n. The act of reducing to powder, or of sharpening, by friction.
          17. n. Something that has been reduced to powder, something that has been ground.
          18. n. A specific degree of pulverization of coffee beans.
                This bag contains espresso grind.
          19. n. A tedious and laborious task.
                Synonyms: chore
                This homework is a grind.
          20. n. A grinding trick on a skateboard or snowboard.
          21. n. (archaic, slang) One who studies hard; a swot.
          22. n. grindcore, Grindcore (subgenre of heavy metal)
          23. n. A traditional communal pilot whale hunt in the Faroe Islands.
giving
     1. v. present participle of give
           These bright surfaces are sprayed with a fine spray of ink, thus giving them an even surface. - First Usenet use via Google Groups, fa.human-nets, 6 May 1981 0359-EDT, Gary Feldman at CMU-10A
     2. adj. having the tendency to give; generous
           To become like Christ involves everything else: becoming a loving and giving person, having confidence enabling you to be vulnerable (psychologically and physically; Jesus did both), having the
     3. n. The act of bestowing as a gift; a conferring or imparting.
     4. n. A gift; a benefaction.
     5. n. The act of softening, breaking, or yielding.
     give
          1. v. (ditransitive) To move, shift, provide something abstract or concrete to someone or something or somewhere.
          2. v.          To transfer one's possession or holding of (something) to (someone).
                        I gave him my coat.
                        I gave my coat to the beggar.
                        When they asked, I gave my coat.
          3. v.          To make a present or gift of.
                        I'm going to give my wife a necklace for her birthday.
                        She gave a pair of shoes to her husband for their anniversary.
                        He gives of his energies to the organization.
          4. v.          To pledge.
                        I gave him my word that I'd protect his children.
          5. v.          To provide (something) to (someone), to allow or afford.
                        I gave them permission to miss tomorrow's class.
                        Please give me some more time.
          6. v.          To cause (a sensation or feeling) to exist in.
                        It gives me a lot of pleasure to be here tonight.
                        The fence gave me an electric shock.
                        My mother-in-law gives me nothing but grief.
          7. v.          To carry out (a physical interaction) with (something).
                        I want to give you a kiss.
                        She gave him a hug.
                        I'd like to give the tire a kick.
                        I gave the boy a push on the swing.
                        She gave me a wink afterwards, so I knew she was joking.
          8. v.          To pass (something) into (someone's) hand or the like.
                        Give me your hand.
                        On entering the house, he gave his coat to the doorman.
          9. v.          To cause (a disease or condition) in, or to transmit (a disease or condition) to.
                        My boyfriend gave me chlamydia.
                        He was convinced that it was his alcoholism that gave him cancer.
          10. v. (ditransitive) To estimate or predict (a duration or probability) for (something).
                I give it ten minutes before he gives up.
                I give it a 95% chance of success.
                I'll give their marriage six months.
          11. v. (intransitive) To yield slightly when a force is applied.
          12. v. (intransitive) To collapse under pressure or force.
                One pillar gave, then more, and suddenly the whole floor pancaked onto the floor below.
          13. v. To provide, as, a service or a broadcast.
                They're giving my favorite show!
          14. v. (intransitive) To lead (onto or into).
                The master bedroom gives onto a spacious balcony.
          15. v. (transitive, dated) To provide a view of.
                His window gave the park.
          16. v. To exhibit as a product or result; to produce; to yield.
                The number of men, divided by the number of ships, gives four hundred to each ship.
          17. v. To cause; to make; used with the infinitive.
          18. v. To cause (someone) to have; produce in (someone); effectuate.
          19. v. To allow or admit by way of supposition; to concede.
                He can be bad-tempered, I'll give you that, but he's a hard worker.
          20. v. To attribute; to assign; to adjudge.
          21. v. To communicate or announce (advice, tidings, etc.); to pronounce or utter (an opinion, a judgment, a shout, etc.).
          22. v. (dated) To grant power or permission to; to allow.
          23. v. (reflexive) To devote or apply (oneself).
                The soldiers give themselves to plunder.
                That boy is given to fits of bad temper.
          24. v. (obsolete) To become soft or moist.
          25. v. (obsolete) To shed tears; to weep.
          26. v. (obsolete) To have a misgiving.
          27. v. To be going on, to be occurring
                What gives?
          28. n. The amount of bending that something undergoes when a force is applied to it; a tendency to yield under pressure; resilence.
                This chair doesn't have much give.
                There is no give in his dogmatic religious beliefs.
the
     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.
the women did not speak
when the door was opened
appearance
     1. n. The act of appearing or coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye.
           His sudden appearance surprised me.
     2. n. A thing seen; a phenomenon; an apparition.
           There was a strange appearance in the sky.
     3. n. The way something looks; personal presence
     4. n. Apparent likeness; the way which something or someone appears to others.
           Some people say I'm shallow because I care so much about my appearance.
     5. n. (philosophy, theology) That which is not substance, essence, hypostasis; the outward reality as opposed to the underlying reality
           Catholicism teaches that the Eucharist, while remaining under the physical appearance of bread and wine, becomes really and truly the body and the blood of Christ.
     6. n. The act of appearing in a particular place, or in society, a company, or any proceedings; a coming before the public in a particular character.
           A person makes his appearance as an historian, an artist, or an orator.
           David Beckham's first appearance with the LA Galaxy at Giants Stadium against the New York Red Bulls last night drew a crowd of 66237.
     7. n. (legal) An instance of someone coming into a court of law to be part of a trial, either in person or represented by an attorney or such like; a court appearance
     8. n. (medical) Chiefly used by nurses: the act of defecation by a patient.
           The patient had a small bowel obstruction and there was no appearance until after the obstruction resolved.
the fact that the case had the appearance of presenting the unusual had merely stimulated him at first
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.
kind of sarcastic
by the poison of a snake
there
     1. adv. (location) In a place or location (stated, implied or otherwise indicated) at some distance from the speaker (compare here).
     2. adv. (figuratively) In that matter, relation, etc.; at that point, stage, etc., regarded as a distinct place.
           He did not stop there, but continued his speech.
           They patched up their differences, but matters did not end there.
     3. adv. (location) To or into that place; thither.
     4. adv. (obsolete) Where, there where, in which place.
     5. adv. In existence or in this world; see pronoun section below.
     6. interj. Used to offer encouragement or sympathy.
           There, there. Everything is going to turn out all right.
     7. interj. Used to express victory or completion.
           There! That knot should hold.
     8. n. That place.
     9. n. That status; that position.
           You get it ready; I'll take it from there.
     10. pron. Used as an expletive subject of be in its sense of “exist”, with the semantic, usually indefinite subject being postponed or (occasionally) implied.
           There are two apples on the table. =Two apples are on the table.
           There is no way to do it. =No way to do it exists.
           Is there an answer? =Does an answer exist?
           No, there isn't. =No, one doesn't exist.
     11. pron. Used with other intransitive verbs of existence, in the same sense, or with other intransitive verbs, adding a sense of existence.
           If x is a positive number, then there exists =there is a positive number y less than x.
           There remain several problems with this approach. =Several problems remain with this approach.
           Once upon a time, in a now-forgotten kingdom, there lived a woodsman with his wife. =There was a woodsman, who lived with his wife.
           There arose a great wind out of the east. =There was now a great wind, arising in the east.
     12. pron. Used with other verbs, when raised.
           There seems to be some difficulty with the papers. =It seems that there is some difficulty with the papers.
           I expected there to be a simpler solution. =I expected that there would be a simpler solution.
           There are beginning to be complications. =It's beginning to be the case that there are complications.
     13. pron. (in combination with certain prepositions, no longer productive) That.
           therefor, thereat, thereunder
     14. pron. (colloquial) Used to replace an unknown name, principally in greetings and farewells
           Hi there, young fellow.
     15. contraction. misspelling of they’re
     16. det. misspelling of their
there was no chimney
so there you have it
being
     1. v. present participle of be
     2. n. A living creature.
     3. n. The state or fact of existence, consciousness, or life, or something in such a state.
     4. n. (philosophy) That which has actuality (materially or in concept).
     5. n. (philosophy) One's basic nature, or the qualities thereof; essence or personality.
     6. n. (obsolete) An abode; a cottage.
     7. conj. (obsolete) Given that; since.
being afraid of them
the upper part of it being built in the wall
     be
          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?
refuge
     1. n. A state of safety, protection or shelter.
     2. n. A place providing safety, protection or shelter.
     3. n. Something or someone turned to for safety or assistance; a recourse or resort.
     4. n. An expedient to secure protection or defence.
     5. n. A refuge island.
     6. v. (intransitive) To return to a place of shelter.
     7. v. (transitive, obsolete) To shelter; to protect.
in
     1. prep. Used to indicate location, inclusion, or position within spatial, temporal or other limits.
     2. prep.          Contained by.
                   The dog is in the kennel.
     3. prep.          Within.
     4. prep.          Surrounded by.
                   We are in the enemy camp.   Her plane is in the air.
     5. prep.          Part of; a member of.
                   One in a million.   She's in band and orchestra.
     6. prep.          Pertaining to; with regard to.
                   What grade did he get in English?
                   Military letters should be formal in tone, but not stilted.
     7. prep.          At the end of a period of time.
                   They said they would call us in a week.
     8. prep.          Within a certain elapsed time
                   Are you able to finish this in three hours?   The massacre resulted in over 1000 deaths in three hours.
     9. prep.          During (said of periods of time).
                   in the first week of December;  Easter falls in the fourth lunar month;   The country reached a high level of prosperity in his fi
     10. prep.          (grammar, phonetics, of sounds and letters) Coming at the end of a word.
                   English nouns in -ce form their plurals in -s.
     11. prep. Into.
           Less water gets in your boots this way.
     12. prep. Used to indicate limit, qualification, condition, or circumstance.
           In replacing the faucet washers, he felt he was making his contribution to the environment.
     13. prep.          Indicating an order or arrangement.
                   My fat rolls around in folds.
     14. prep.          Denoting a state of the subject.
                   He stalked away in anger.   John is in a coma.
     15. prep.          Indicates, connotatively, a place-like form of someone's (or something's) personality, as his, her or its psychic and physical characteristics.
                   You've got a friend in me.   He's met his match in her.
     16. prep.          Wearing (an item of clothing).
                    I glanced over at the pretty girl in the red dress.
     17. prep. Used to indicate means, medium, format, genre, or instrumentality.
     18. prep.          (of something offered or given in an exchange) In the form of, in the denomination of.
                   Please pay me in cash — preferably in tens and twenties.
                   The deposit can be in any legal tender, even in gold.
                    Her generosity was rewarded in the success of its recipients.
     19. prep.          Used to indicate a language, script, tone, etc. of a text, speech, etc.
                   Beethoven's "Symphony No. 5" in C minor is among his most popular.
                   His speech was in French, but was simultaneously translated into eight languages.
                   When you write in cursive, it's illegible.
     20. v. (obsolete, transitive) To enclose.
     21. v. (obsolete, transitive) To take in; to harvest.
     22. adv. (not comparable) Located indoors, especially at home or the office, or inside something.
           Is Mr. Smith in?
     23. adv. Moving to the interior of a defined space, such as a building or room.
           Suddenly a strange man walked in.
     24. 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.
     25. adv. (UK) Abbreviation of in aid of.
           What's that in?
     26. adv. After the beginning of something.
     27. n. A position of power or a way to get it.
           His parents got him an in with the company
     28. n. (sport) The state of a batter/batsman who is currently batting – see innings
     29. n. A re-entrant angle; a nook or corner.
     30. adj. In fashion; popular.
           Skirts are in this year.
     31. adj. Incoming.
           the in train
     32. adj. (nautical, of the sails of a vessel) Furled or stowed.
     33. 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
     34. adj. (cricket) Currently batting.
     35. n. Inch.
in that rocker
was found dead in his room
the
     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.
went to the sink
on the other hand
distance
     1. n. The amount of space between two points, usually geographical points, usually (but not necessarily) measured along a straight line.
           The distance to Petersborough is thirty miles.
           From Moscow, the distance is relatively short to Saint Petersburg, relatively long to Novosibirsk, but even greater to Vladivostok.
     2. n. Length or interval of time.
     3. n. (informal) The difference; the subjective measure between two quantities.
           We're narrowing the distance between the two versions of the bill.  The distance between the lowest and next gear on my bicycle is annoying.
     4. n. Remoteness of place; a remote place.
     5. n. Remoteness in succession or relation.
           the distance between a descendant and his ancestor
     6. n. A space marked out in the last part of a racecourse.
     7. n. (figuratively) The entire amount of progress to an objective.
           He had promised to perform this task, but did not go the distance.
     8. n. (figuratively) A withholding of intimacy; alienation; variance.
           The friendship did not survive the row: they kept each other at a distance.
     9. n. The remoteness or reserve which respect requires; hence, respect; ceremoniousness.
     10. n. The space measured back from the winning-post which a racehorse running in a heat must reach when the winner has covered the whole course, in order to run in the final heat.
     11. v. To move away (from) someone or something.
           He distanced himself from the comments made by some of his colleagues.
     12. v. To leave at a distance; to outpace, leave behind.
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