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any
     1. adv. To even the slightest extent, at all.
           I will not remain here any longer.
           If you get any taller, you'll start having to duck through doorways!
     2. det. At least one; of at least one kind. One at all.
           do you have any biscuits?;  do you have any food?;  I haven't got any money;  it won't do you any good
     3. det. No matter what kind.
           choose any items you want;  any person may apply
     4. pron. Any thing(s) or person(s).
           Any may apply.
but I never saw any harm
beyond any possibility of doubt
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.
     49. v. (usually in modal perfect constructions) (eye dialect of have) or ’ve, chiefly in depictions of colloquial speech.
what was the cause of death
he caught sight of the bird-cage
various
     1. det. More than one (of an indeterminate set of things).
           Various books have been taken.
           There are various ways to fix the problem.
           You have broken various of the rules.
     2. adj. Having a broad range (of different elements).
           The reasons are various.
     3. adj. (dated) That varies or differs from others; variant; different.
           a various reading of a Biblical text
birds
     1. n. plural of bird
     bird
          1. n. A member of the class of animals Aves in the phylum Chordata, characterized by being warm-blooded, having feathers and wings usually capable of flight, and laying eggs.
                Ducks and sparrows are birds.
          2. n. (slang) A man, fellow.
          3. n. (US) A girl or woman, especially one considered sexually attractive.
          4. n. (Ireland) Girlfriend.
                Mike went out with his bird last night.
          5. n. (slang) An airplane.
          6. n. (slang) A satellite.
          7. n. (obsolete) A chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling.
          8. v. (intransitive) To observe or identify wild birds in their natural environment.
          9. v. (intransitive) To catch or shoot birds.
          10. v. (intransitive, figuratively) To seek for game or plunder; to thieve.
          11. n. (slang) A prison sentence.
                He’s doing bird.
          12. n. The vulgar hand gesture in which the middle finger is extended.
          13. n. (Asian slang) A penis.
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.
     49. v. (usually in modal perfect constructions) (eye dialect of have) or ’ve, chiefly in depictions of colloquial speech.
a pine chest of drawers
putting several of them together
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.
she liked the bird
she unlocked the door
family
     1. n. A group of people who are closely related to one another (by blood, marriage or adoption); kin; for example, a set of parents and their children; an immediate family.
           Our family lives in town.
     2. n. An extended family; a group of people who are related to one another by blood or marriage.
     3. n. A (close-knit) group of people related by blood, friendship, marriage, law, or custom, especially if they live or work together.
           crime family, Mafia family
           This is my fraternity family at the university.
           Our company is one big happy family.
     4. n. (taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below order and above genus; a taxon at that rank.
           Magnolias belong to the family Magnoliaceae.
     5. n. Any group or aggregation of things classed together as kindred or related from possessing in common characteristics which distinguish them from other things of the same order.
           Doliracetam is a drug from the racetam family.
     6. n. (music) A group of instruments having the same basic method of tone production.
           the brass family;  the violin family
     7. n. (linguistics) A group of languages believed to have descended from the same ancestral language.
           the Indo-European language family;  the Afro-Asiatic language family
     8. n. Used attributively.
           The dog was kept as a family pet.
           For Apocynaceae, this type of flower is a family characteristic.
     9. adj. Suitable for children and adults.
           It's not good for a date, it's a family restaurant.
           Some animated movies are not just for kids, they are family movies.
     10. adj. Conservative, traditional.
           The cultural struggle is for the survival of family values against all manner of atheistic amorality.
     11. adj. (slang) Homosexual.
           I knew he was family when I first met him.
cuculidae
famous
     1. adj. Well known.
     2. adj. In the public eye.
           Some people are only famous within their city.
     3. v. (transitive, obsolete) To make famous; to bring renown to.
for
     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).
for that matter
held for murder
laying
     1. v. present participle of lay
     lay
          1. v. To place down in a position of rest, or in a horizontal position.
                to lay a book on the table;   to lay a body in the grave
                A shower of rain lays the dust.
                  A corresponding intransitive version of this word is lie.
          2. v. (transitive, archaic) To cause to subside or abate.
          3. v. To prepare (a plan, project etc.); to set out, establish (a law, principle).
          4. v. To install certain building materials, laying one thing on top of another.
                lay brick;  lay flooring
          5. v. To produce and deposit an egg.
          6. v. To bet (that something is or is not the case).
                I'll lay that he doesn't turn up on Monday.
          7. v. To deposit (a stake) as a wager; to stake; to risk.
          8. v. (transitive, slang) To have sex with.
          9. v. (nautical) To take a position; to come or go.
                to lay forward;  to lay aloft
          10. v. (legal) To state; to allege.
                to lay the venue
          11. v. (military) To point; to aim.
                to lay a gun
          12. v. (ropemaking) To put the strands of (a rope, a cable, etc.) in their proper places and twist or unite them.
                to lay a cable or rope
          13. v. (printing) To place and arrange (pages) for a form upon the imposing stone.
          14. v. (printing) To place (new type) properly in the cases.
          15. v. To apply; to put.
          16. v. To impose (a burden, punishment, command, tax, etc.).
                to lay a tax on land
          17. v. To impute; to charge; to allege.
          18. v. To present or offer.
                to lay an indictment in a particular county;   to lay a scheme before one
          19. n. Arrangement or relationship; layout.
                the lay of the land
          20. n. A share of the profits in a business.
          21. n. A lyrical, narrative poem written in octosyllabic couplets that often deals with tales of adventure and romance.
          22. n. The direction a rope is twisted.
                Worm and parcel with the lay; turn and serve the other way.
          23. n. (colloquial) A casual sexual partner.
                What was I, just another lay you can toss aside as you go on to your next conquest?
          24. n. (colloquial) An act of sexual intercourse.
          25. n. (slang) A plan; a scheme.
          26. n. (qualifier) the laying of eggs.
                The hens are off the lay at present.
          27. n. (obsolete) A layer.
          28. n. A lake.
          29. adj. Non-professional; not being a member of an organized institution.
          30. adj. Not belonging to the clergy, but associated with them.
                They seemed more lay than clerical.
                a lay preacher; a lay brother
          31. adj. (obsolete) Not educated or cultivated; ignorant.
          32. v. simple past tense of lie when pertaining to position.
                The baby lay in its crib and slept silently.
          33. v. (proscribed) To be in a horizontal position; to lie (from confusion with lie).
          34. n. A ballad or sung poem; a short poem or narrative, usually intended to be sung.
          35. n. (obsolete) A meadow; a lea.
          36. n. (obsolete) A law.
          37. n. (obsolete) An obligation; a vow.
          38. v. (Judaism, transitive) To don or put on (tefillin (phylacteries)).
          39. v. cln, en, causative verbs, irregular verbs, terms with multiple etymologies, three-letter words
its
     1. det. Belonging to it.
     2. pron. The one (or ones) belonging to it.
     3. n. plural of it
in all its history
look at its neck!
eggs
     1. n. plural of egg
     2. v. third-person singular present indicative of egg
     egg
          1. n. (zoology) An approximately spherical or ellipsoidal body produced by birds, reptiles, insects and other animals, housing the embryo during its development.
          2. n. The egg of a domestic fowl (especially a hen) or its contents, used as food.
                I also determine the minimal amount of egg required to make good mayonnaise.
                We made a big omelette with three eggs.
                The farmer offered me some fresh eggs, but I told him I was allergic to egg.
          3. n. (biology) The female primary cell, the ovum.
          4. n. Anything shaped like an egg, such as an Easter egg or a chocolate egg.
          5. n. A swelling on one's head, usually large or noticeable, associated with an injury.
          6. n. (slang) A Caucasian who behaves as if they were (East) Asian (from being "white" outside and "yellow" inside).
          7. n. (NZ, pejorative) A foolish or obnoxious person.
                Shut up, you egg!
          8. n. (informal) A person, fellow.
                good egg
                bad egg
                tough egg
          9. n. (LGBT) A person who has not yet realized they are transgender, or who is in the early stages of transitioning.
          10. v. To throw eggs at.
          11. v. To dip in or coat with beaten egg (cooking).
          12. v. To distort a circular cross-section (as in a tube) to an elliptical or oval shape, either inadvertently or intentionally.
                After I cut the tubing, I found that I had slightly egged it in the vise.
          13. v. (transitive, obsolete except in egg on) To encourage, incite.
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.
started in
in a steady
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.
has the bird flown
the detective gave in
nests
     1. n. plural of nest
     2. v. third-person singular present indicative of nest
     nest
          1. n. A structure built by a bird as a place to incubate eggs and rear young.
          2. n. A place used by another mammal, fish, amphibian or insect, for depositing eggs and hatching young.
          3. n. A snug, comfortable, or cozy residence or job situation.
          4. n. A retreat, or place of habitual resort.
          5. n. A hideout for bad people to frequent or haunt; a den.
                a nest of thieves
                That nightclub is a nest of strange people!
          6. n. A home that a child or young adult shares with a parent or guardian.
                I am aspiring to leave the nest.
          7. n. (cards) A fixed number of cards in some bidding games awarded to the highest bidder allowing him to exchange any or all with cards in his hand.
                I was forced to change trumps when I found the ace, jack, and nine of diamonds in the nest.
          8. n. (military) A fortified position for a weapon, e.g. a machine gun nest.
          9. n. (computing) A structure consisting of nested structures, such as nested loops or nested subroutine calls.
          10. n. A circular bed of pasta, rice, etc. to be topped or filled with other foods.
          11. n. (geology) An aggregated mass of any ore or mineral, in an isolated state, within a rock.
          12. n. A collection of boxes, cases, or the like, of graduated size, each put within the one next larger.
          13. n. A compact group of pulleys, gears, springs, etc., working together or collectively.
          14. v. (intransitive, of animals) To build or settle into a nest.
          15. v. (intransitive) To settle into a home.
                We loved the new house and were nesting there in two days!
          16. v. (intransitive) To successively neatly fit inside another.
                I bought a set of nesting mixing bowls for my mother.
          17. v. To place in, or as if in, a nest.
          18. v. To place one thing neatly inside another, and both inside yet another (and so on).
                There would be much more room in the attic if you had nested all the empty boxes.
          19. v. (intransitive) To hunt for birds' nests or their contents (usually "go nesting").
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.
     49. v. (usually in modal perfect constructions) (eye dialect of have) or ’ve, chiefly in depictions of colloquial speech.
a pine chest of drawers
the picture of that girl
other
     1. adj. See other (determiner) below
     2. adj. second.
           I get paid every other week.
     3. adj. Alien.
     4. adj. Different.
     5. adj. (obsolete) Left, as opposed to right.
     6. n. An other one, more often rendered as another.
           I'm afraid little Robbie does not always play well with others.
     7. n. The other one; the second of two.
           One boat is not better than the other.
     8. det. Not the one or ones previously referred to.
           Other people would do it differently.
     9. adv. Apart from; in the phrase "other than".
           Other than that, I'm fine.
     10. adv. (obsolete) Otherwise.
           It shall none other be. — Chaucer.
           If you think other. — Shakespeare.
     11. v. To regard, label or treat as an "other", as not part of the same group; to view as different and alien.
     12. v. To treat as different or separate; segregate; ostracise.
in other words
on the other hand
species
     1. n. Type or kind. (Compare race.)
           the male species, a new species of war
     2. n.          A group of plants or animals having similar appearance.
                   This species of animal is unique to the area.
     3. n.          (taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below genus and above subspecies; a taxon at that rank.
     4. n.          (mineralogy) A mineral with a unique chemical formula whose crystals belong to a unique crystallographic system.
     5. n. An image, an appearance, a spectacle.
     6. n.          (obsolete) The image of something cast on a surface, or reflected from a surface, or refracted through a lens or telescope; a reflection.
                   I cast the species of the Sun onto a sheet of paper through a telescope.
     7. n.          Visible or perceptible presentation; appearance; something perceived.
     8. n.          A public spectacle or exhibition.
     9. n. (Christianity) Either of the two elements of the Eucharist after they have been consecrated.
     10. n. Coin, or coined silver, gold, or other metal, used as a circulating medium; specie.
     11. n. A component part of compound medicine; a simple.
     12. n. An officinal mixture or compound powder of any kind; especially, one used for making an aromatic tea or tisane; a tea mixture.
but
     1. prep. (obsolete, outside, Scotland) Outside of.
           Away but the hoose and tell me whae's there.
     2. prep. Apart from, except (for), excluding.
           Everyone but Father left early.
           I like everything but that.
           Nobody answered the door when I knocked, so I had no choice but to leave.
     3. adv. Merely, only, just.
     4. adv. (Australian, conjunctive) Though, however.
           I'll have to go home early but.
     5. adv. Used as an intensifier.
           Nobody, but nobody, crosses me and gets away with it.
     6. conj. (following a negative clause or sentence) On the contrary, but rather (introducing a word or clause that contrasts with or contradicts the preceding clause or sentence without the negation).
           I am not rich but (I am) poor;  not John but Peter went there.
     7. conj. However, although, nevertheless, on the other hand (implies that the following clause is contrary to prior belief or contrasts with or contradicts the preceding clause or sentence).
           She is very old but still attractive.
           You told me I could do that, but she said that I could not.
     8. conj. Except that (introducing a subordinate clause which qualifies a negative statement); also, with omission of the subject of the subordinate clause, acting as a negative relative, "except one that", "ex
           I cannot but feel offended.
     9. conj. (archaic) Without its also being the case that; unless that (introducing a necessary concomitant).
           It never rains but it pours.
     10. conj. (obsolete) Except with; unless with; without.
     11. conj. (obsolete) Only; solely; merely.
     12. conj. (obsolete) Until.
     13. n. An instance or example of using the word "but".
           It has to be done – no ifs or buts.
     14. n. (Scotland) The outer room of a small two-room cottage.
     15. n. A limit; a boundary.
     16. n. The end; especially the larger or thicker end, or the blunt, in distinction from the sharp, end; the butt.
     17. v. (archaic) Use the word "but".
           But me no buts.
but harry
but here again
especially
     1. adv. (manner) In a special manner; specially.
     2. adv. (focus) Particularly; to a greater extent than is normal.
     3. adv. (focus) Used to place greater emphasis upon someone or something.
           Invite them all, especially Molly.
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.
followed by the two men
said the county attorney
common
     1. adj. Mutual; shared by more than one.
           The two competitors have the common aim of winning the championship.
           Winning the championship is an aim common to the two competitors.
     2. adj. Occurring or happening regularly or frequently; usual.
           It is common to find sharks off this coast.
     3. adj. Found in large numbers or in a large quantity.
           Sharks are common in these waters.
     4. adj. Simple, ordinary or vulgar.
     5. adj. (grammar) In some languages, particularly Germanic languages, of the gender originating from the coalescence of the masculine and feminine categories of nouns.
     6. adj. (grammar) Of or pertaining to common nouns as opposed to proper nouns.
     7. adj. Vernacular, referring to the name of a kind of plant or animal, i.e., common name vs. scientific name.
     8. adj. (obsolete) Profane; polluted.
     9. adj. (obsolete) Given to lewd habits; prostitute.
     10. n. Mutual good, shared by more than one.
     11. n. A tract of land in common ownership; common land.
     12. n. The people; the community.
     13. n. (legal) The right of taking a profit in the land of another, in common either with the owner or with other persons; so called from the community of interest which arises between the claimant of the ri
     14. v. (obsolete) To communicate (something).
     15. v. (obsolete) To converse, talk.
     16. v. (obsolete) To have sex.
     17. v. (obsolete) To participate.
     18. v. (obsolete) To have a joint right with others in common ground.
     19. v. (obsolete) To board together; to eat at a table in common.
and plenty of common sense
in common with most of his assistants
cuckoo
     1. adj. Crazy; not sane.
     2. n. Any of various birds, of the family Cuculidae, famous for laying its eggs in the nests of other species; but especially the common cuckoo, Cuculus canorus, that has a characteristic two-note call.
     3. n. The sound of that particular bird.
     4. n. The bird shaped figure found in Swiss/German clocks (cuckoo clocks) or the clock itself.
     5. n. Someone found where they shouldn't be (used especially in the phrase a cuckoo in the nest).
     6. n. Someone who is crazy.
     7. v. To make the call of a cuckoo
     8. v. To repeat something incessantly
cuculus
canorus
that
     1. conj. Introducing a clause which is the subject or object of a verb (such as one involving reported speech), or which is a complement to a previous statement.
           He told me that the book is a good read.
           I believe that it is true. — She is convinced that he is British.
     2. conj. Introducing a subordinate clause expressing a reason or cause: because, in that.
           Be glad that you have enough to eat.
     3. conj. (now uncommon) Introducing a subordinate clause that expresses an aim, purpose or goal ("final"), and usually contains the auxiliaries may, might or should: so, so that.
     4. conj. Introducing — especially, but not exclusively, with an antecedent like so or such — a subordinate clause expressing a result, consequence or effect.
           The noise was so loud that she woke up.
           The problem was sufficiently important that it had to be addressed.
     5. conj. (archaic, or poetic) Introducing a premise or supposition for consideration: seeing as; inasmuch as; given that; as would appear from the fact that.
     6. conj. Introducing a subordinate clause modifying an adverb.
           Was John there? — Not that I saw.
           How often did she visit him? — Twice that I saw.
     7. conj. Introducing an exclamation expressing a desire or wish.
     8. conj. Introducing an exclamation expressing a strong emotion such as sadness or surprise.
     9. det. The (thing, person, idea, etc) indicated or understood from context, especially if more remote physically, temporally or mentally than one designated as "this", or if expressing distinction.
           That book is a good read. This one isn't.
           That battle was in 1450.
           That cat of yours is evil.
     10. pron. (demonstrative) The thing, person, idea, quality, event, action or time indicated or understood from context, especially if more remote geographically, temporally or mentally than one designated as "t
           He went home, and after that I never saw him again.
     11. pron. The known (thing); (used to refer to something just said).
           They're getting divorced. What do you think about that?
     12. pron. (demonstrative) The aforementioned quality; used together with a verb and pronoun to emphatically repeat a previous statement.
           The water is so cold! — That it is.
     13. pron. (relative) (plural that) Which, who; (representing a subject, direct object, indirect object, or object of a preposition).
           The CPR course that she took really came in handy.
           The house that he lived in was old and dilapidated.
     14. pron. (colloquial) (Used in place of relative adverbs such as where or when; often omitted.)
           the place that = where or to which I went last year
           the last time that = when I went to Europe
     15. adv. (degree) To a given extent or degree.
           "The ribbon was that thin." "I disagree, I say it was not that thin, it was thicker... or maybe thinner...".
     16. adv. (degree) To a great extent or degree; very, particularly (in negative constructions).
           I'm just not that sick.
           I did the run last year, and it wasn't that difficult.
     17. adv. (obsolete, outside, dialects) To such an extent; so. (in positive constructions).
           Ooh, I was that happy I nearly kissed her.
     18. n. (philosophy) Something being indicated that is there; one of those.
that
and why was that
has
     1. v. third-person singular present indicative of have
has the bird flown
has anything been moved
     have
                Additional archaic forms are second-person singular present tense hast, third-person singular present tense hath, present participle haveing, and second-person singular past tense hadst.
          1. v. To possess, own, hold.
                I have a house and a car.
                Look what I have here — a frog I found on the street!
          2. v. To be related in some way to (with the object identifying the relationship).
                I have two sisters.
                I have a lot of work to do.
          3. v. To partake of a particular substance (especially a food or drink) or action.
                I have breakfast at six o'clock.
                Can I have a look at that?
                I'm going to have some pizza and a beer right now.
          4. v. To be scheduled to attend or participate in.
                What class do you have right now? I have English.
                Fred won't be able to come to the party; he has a meeting that day.
          5. v. (auxiliary verb, taking a past participle) (Used in forming the perfect aspect and the past perfect aspect.)
                I have already eaten today.
                I had already eaten.
          6. v. (auxiliary verb, taking a to-infinitive) See have to.
                I have to go.
          7. v. To give birth to.
                The couple always wanted to have children.
                My wife is having the baby right now!
                My mother had me when she was 25.
          8. v. To engage in sexual intercourse with.
                He's always bragging about how many women he's had.
          9. v. To accept as a romantic partner.
                Despite my protestations of love, she would not have me.
          10. v. (transitive with bare infinitive) To cause to, by a command, request or invitation.
                They had me feed their dog while they were out of town.
          11. v. (transitive with adjective or adjective-phrase complement) To cause to be.
                He had him arrested for trespassing.
                The lecture's ending had the entire audience in tears.
          12. v. (transitive with bare infinitive) To be affected by an occurrence. (Used in supplying a topic that is not a verb argument.)
                The hospital had several patients contract pneumonia last week.
                I've had three people today tell me my hair looks nice.
          13. v. (transitive with adjective or adjective-phrase complement) To depict as being.
                Their stories differed; he said he'd been at work when the incident occurred, but her statement had him at home that entire evening.
          14. v. (Used as interrogative auxiliary verb with a following pronoun to form tag questions. (For further discussion, see "Usage notes" below.))
                We haven't eaten dinner yet, have we?
                Your wife hasn't been reading that nonsense, has she?
                (UK usage) He has some money, hasn't he?
          15. v. (UK, slang) To defeat in a fight; take.
                I could have him!
                I'm gonna have you!
          16. v. (dated) To be able to speak a language.
                I have no German.
          17. v. To feel or be (especially painfully) aware of.
                Dan certainly has arms today, probably from scraping paint off four columns the day before.
          18. v. To be afflicted with, suffer from.
                He had a cold last week.
          19. v. To experience, go through, undergo.
                We had a hard year last year, with the locust swarms and all that.
                He had surgery on his hip yesterday.
                I'm having the time of my life!
          20. v. To trick, to deceive.
                You had me alright! I never would have thought that was just a joke.
          21. v. (transitive, often with present participle) To allow; to tolerate.
                The child screamed incessantly for his mother to buy him a toy, but she wasn't having any of it.
                I asked my dad if I could go to the concert this Thursday, but he wouldn't have it since it's a school night.
          22. v. (transitive, often used in the negative) To believe, buy, be taken in by.
                I made up an excuse as to why I was out so late, but my wife wasn't having any of it.
          23. v. To host someone; to take in as a guest.
                Thank you for having me!
          24. v. To get a reading, measurement, or result from an instrument or calculation.
                What do you have for problem two?
                I have two contacts on my scope.
          25. v. (transitive, of a jury) To consider a court proceeding that has been completed; to begin deliberations on a case.
                We'll schedule closing arguments for Thursday, and the jury will have the case by that afternoon.
          26. n. A wealthy or privileged person.
          27. n. (uncommon) One who has some (contextually specified) thing.
          28. n. (AU, NZ, informal) A fraud or deception; something misleading.
                They advertise it as a great deal, but I think it's a bit of a have.
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.
he got a chair
when I was a girl
characteristic
     1. adj. Being a distinguishing feature of a person or thing.
     2. n. A distinguishing feature of a person or thing.
           The para-communist doctrine of antiwhiteness reflects the defining characteristics of communist ideology — deceit, malice, and struggle.
     3. n. (mathematics) The integer part of a logarithm.
     4. n. (nautical) The distinguishing features of a navigational light on a lighthouse etc by which it can be identified (colour, pattern of flashes etc.).
     5. n. (algebra, field theory, ring theory) For a given field or ring, a natural number that is either the smallest positive number n such that n instances of the multiplicative identity (1) summed together
           The characteristic of a field, if non-zero, must be a prime number.
two
     1. num. (cardinal) A numerical value equal to 2; this many dots (••). Ordinal: second.
     2. num. Describing a set or group with two elements.
     3. n. The digit/figure 2.
           The number 2202 contains three twos.
     4. n. (US, informal) A two-dollar bill.
     5. n. A child aged two.
           This toy is suitable for the twos and threes.
     6. n. The playing cards featuring two pips.
two days later
it contained two beds
note
     1. n. A symbol or annotation.:
     2. n.          A mark or token by which a thing may be known; a visible sign; a character; a distinctive mark or feature; a characteristic quality.
     3. n.          A mark, or sign, made to call attention, to point out something to notice, or the like; a sign, or token, proving or giving evidence.
     4. n.          A brief remark; a marginal comment or explanation; hence, an annotation on a text or author; a comment; a critical, explanatory, or illustrative observ
     5. n. A written or printed communication or commitment.:
     6. n.          A brief piece of writing intended to assist the memory; a memorandum; a minute.
                   I left him a note to remind him to take out the trash.
     7. n.          A short informal letter; a billet.
     8. n.          A diplomatic missive or written communication.
     9. n.          (finance) A written or printed paper acknowledging a debt, and promising payment
                    a promissory note
                    a note of hand
                    a negotiable note
     10. n.          (obsolete) A list of items or of charges; an account.
     11. n.          A piece of paper money; a banknote.
                   I didn't have any coins to pay with, so I used a note.
     12. n.          (extension) A small size of paper used for writing letters or notes.
     13. n. (music, heading) A sound.
     14. n.          A character, variously formed, to indicate the length of a tone, and variously placed upon the staff to indicate its pitch.
     15. n.          A musical sound; a tone; an utterance; a tune.
     16. n.          (extension) A key of the piano or organ.
     17. n. Observation; notice; heed.
     18. n. Reputation; distinction.
           a poet of note
     19. n. (obsolete) Notification; information; intelligence.
     20. n. (obsolete) Mark of disgrace.
     21. v. To notice with care; to observe; to remark; to heed.
           If you look to the left, you can note the old cathedral.
     22. v. To record in writing; to make a memorandum of.
           We noted his speech.
     23. v. To denote; to designate.
           The modular multiplicative inverse of x may be noted x-1.
     24. v. To annotate.
     25. v. To set down in musical characters.
     26. v. To record on the back of (a bill, draft, etc.) a refusal of acceptance, as the ground of a protest, which is done officially by a notary.
     27. n. (UK dialectal, Northern England, Ireland, Scotland) That which is needed or necessary; business; duty; work.
     28. n. (UK dialectal, Northern England, Ireland, Scotland) The giving of milk by a cow or sow; the period following calving or farrowing during which a cow or sow is at her most useful (i.e. gives milk); the
a gentler note in her voice
he took out a note-book and pencil
call
     1. n. A telephone conversation.
           I received several phone calls today.
           I received several calls today.
     2. n. A short visit, usually for social purposes.
           I paid a call to a dear friend of mine.
     3. n. (nautical) A visit by a ship or boat to a port.
           The ship made a call at Southampton.
     4. n. A cry or shout.
           He heard a call from the other side of the room.
     5. n. A decision or judgement.
           That was a good call.
     6. n. The characteristic cry of a bird or other animal.
           That sound is the distinctive call of the cuckoo bird.
     7. n. A beckoning or summoning.
           I had to yield to the call of the wild.
     8. n. The right to speak at a given time during a debate or other public event; the floor.
           The Prime Minister has the call.
           I give the call to the Manager of Opposition Business.
     9. n. (finance) An option to buy stock at a specified price during or at a specified time.
     10. n. (cricket) The act of calling to the other batsman.
     11. n. (cricket) The state of being the batsman whose role it is to call (depends on where the ball goes.)
     12. n. A work shift which requires one to be available when requested (see on call).
     13. n. (computing) The act of jumping to a subprogram, saving the means to return to the original point.
     14. n. A statement of a particular state, or rule, made in many games such as bridge, craps, jacks, and so on.
           There was a 20 dollar bet on the table, and my call was 9.
     15. n. (poker) The act of matching a bet made by a player who has previously bet in the same round of betting.
     16. n. A note blown on the horn to encourage the dogs in a hunt.
     17. n. (nautical) A whistle or pipe, used by the boatswain and his mate to summon the sailors to duty.
     18. n. A pipe or other instrument to call birds or animals by imitating their note or cry. A game call.
     19. n. An invitation to take charge of or serve a church as its pastor.
     20. n. (archaic) Vocation; employment; calling.
     21. n. (US, legal) A reference to, or statement of, an object, course, distance, or other matter of description in a survey or grant requiring or calling for a corresponding object, etc., on the land.
     22. n. (informal, slang) A meeting with a client for paid sex; hookup; job.
     23. v. To use one's voice.:
     24. v.          (intransitive) To request, summon, or beckon.
                   That person is hurt; call for help!
     25. v.          (intransitive) To cry or shout.
     26. v.          To utter in a loud or distinct voice.
                   to call the roll of a military company
     27. v.          (transitive, intransitive) To contact by telephone.
                   Why don't you call me in the morning?  Why don't you call tomorrow?
     28. v.          To declare in advance.
                   The captains call the coin toss.
     29. v.          To rouse from sleep; to awaken.
     30. v.          To declare (an effort or project) to be a failure.
                   After the third massive failure, John called the whole initiative.
     31. v. (heading, intransitive) To visit.
     32. v.          To pay a (social) visit (often used with "on", "round", or "at"; used by salespeople with "again" to invite customers to come again).
                   We could always call on a friend.  The engineer called round whilst you were away.
     33. v.          To stop at a station or port.
                   This train calls at Reading, Slough and London Paddington.  Our cruise ship called at Bristol Harbour.
     34. v. To name, identify or describe.:
     35. v.          (ditransitive) To name or refer to.
                   Why don't we dispense with the formalities. Please call me Al.
     36. v.          (in passive) Of a person, to have as one's name; of a thing, to have as its name.
                   I'm called John.  A very tall building is called a skyscraper.
     37. v.          To predict.
                   He called twelve of the last three recessions.
     38. v.          To state, or estimate, approximately or loosely; to characterize without strict regard to fact.
                   They call the distance ten miles.  That's enough work. Let's call it a day and go home.
     39. v.          (obsolete) To disclose the class or character of; to identify.
     40. v. (heading, sport) Direct or indirect use of the voice.
     41. v.          (cricket) (of a batsman): To shout directions to the other batsman on whether or not they should take a run.
     42. v.          (baseball, cricket) (of a fielder): To shout to other fielders that he intends to take a catch (thus avoiding collisions).
     43. v.          (intransitive, poker) To equal the same amount that other players are currently betting.
                    I bet $800 and Jane raised to $1600. My options: call (match her $1600 bet), reraise or fold.
     44. v.          (intransitive, poker, proscribed) To match the current bet amount, in preparation for a raise in the same turn. (Usually, players are forbidden to anno
                    I'll call your 300, and raise to 600!
     45. v.          To state, or invoke a rule, in many games such as bridge, craps, jacks, and so on.
                   My partner called two spades.
     46. v. (transitive, sometimes with for) To require, demand.
           He felt called to help the old man.
     47. v. (transitive, finance) To announce the early extinction of a debt by prepayment, usually at a premium.
     48. v. (transitive, banking) To demand repayment of a loan.
     49. v. (transitive, computing) To jump to (another part of a program) to perform some operation, returning to the original point on completion.
           A recursive function is one that calls itself.
what is it you call it, ladies
I guess you would call it a laugh
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