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many
     1. det. An indefinite large number of.
           many people enjoy playing chess;  there are many different ways to cook a meal
     2. pron. A collective mass of people.
           Democracy must balance the rights of the few against the will of the many
           A great many do not understand this.
     3. pron. An indefinite large number of people or things.
           Many are called, but few are chosen.
     4. n. A multitude; a great aggregate; a mass of people; the generality; the common herd.
     5. n. A considerable number.
starting many years before
many years ago, I myself was on a case
supermarkets
     1. n. plural of supermarket
     supermarket
          1. n. A large self-service store that sells groceries and, usually, medications, household goods and/or clothing.
                I went to the supermarket to buy some food.
          2. n. A chain of such stores.
          3. n. (figurative) A one-stop shop; a place offering a range of products or services.
display
     1. n. A show or spectacle.
           The trapeze artist put on an amazing acrobatic display.
     2. n. A piece of work to be presented visually.
           Pupils are expected to produce a wall display about a country of their choice.
     3. n. (computing) An electronic screen that shows graphics or text.
     4. n. (computing) The presentation of information for visual or tactile reception.
     5. n. (travel, aviation, in a reservation system) The asterisk symbol, used to denote that the following information will be displayed, eg, *H will "display history".
     6. v. To show conspicuously; to exhibit; to demonstrate; to manifest.
     7. v. (intransitive) To make a display; to act as one making a show or demonstration.
     8. v. (military) To extend the front of (a column), bringing it into line.
     9. v. (printing, dated) To make conspicuous by using large or prominent type.
     10. v. (obsolete) To discover; to descry.
     11. v. (obsolete) To spread out, to unfurl.
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 took the cat
the most plausible
provenance
     1. n. Place or source of origin.
           Many supermarkets display the provenance of their food products.
     2. n. (archaeology) The place and time of origin of some artifact or other object. See Usage note below.
           This spear is of Viking provenance.
     3. n. (arts) The history of ownership of a work of art
           The picture is of royal provenance.
     4. n. (computing) The copy history of a piece of data, or the intermediate pieces of data utilized to compute a final data element, as in a database record or web site (data provenance)
     5. n. (computing) The execution history of computer processes which were utilized to compute a final piece of data (process provenance)
     6. n. (of a person) Background; history; place of origin
     7. v. To establish the provenance of something
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.
a jury of her peers
a strip of faded carpet
their
     1. det. Belonging to, from, of, or relating to, them (plural).
           they will meet tomorrow at their convenience;  this is probably their cat
     2. det. Belonging to someone (one person, singular).
     3. adv. misspelling of there
     4. contraction. misspelling of they’re
their own rope
again their eyes met
food
     1. n. Any solid substance that can be consumed by living organisms, especially by eating, in order to sustain life.
           The innkeeper brought them food and drink.
     2. n. A foodstuff.
     3. n. (figuratively) Anything that nourishes or sustains.
           The man's inspiring speech gave us food for thought.
           Mozart and Bach are food for my soul.
products
     1. n. plural of product
     product
          1. n. A commodity offered for sale.
                That store offers a variety of products.  We've got to sell a lot of product by the end of the month.
          2. n. (cosmetics) Any preparation to be applied to the hair, skin, nails, etc.
                Wash excess product out of your hair.
          3. n. Anything that is produced; a result.
                The product of last month's quality standards committee is quite good, even though the process was flawed.
          4. n.          The amount of an artifact that has been created by someone or some process.
                        They improve their product every year; they export most of their agricultural production.
          5. n.          A consequence of someone's efforts or of a particular set of circumstances.
                        Skill is the product of hours of practice.  His reaction was the product of hunger and fatigue.
          6. n.          (chemistry) A chemical substance formed as a result of a chemical reaction.
                        This is a product of lime and nitric acid.
          7. n.          (arithmetic) A quantity obtained by multiplication of two or more numbers.
                        The product of 2 and 3 is 6.  The product of 2, 3, and 4 is 24.
          8. n.          (mathematics) Any operation or a result thereof which generalises multiplication of numbers, like the multiplicative operation in a ring, product of ty
          9. n.          Any tangible or intangible good or service that is a result of a process and that is intended for delivery to a customer or end user.
          10. n. (US, slang) Illegal drugs, especially cocaine, when viewed as a commodity.
                I got some product here – you buying?
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