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my
     1. det. First-person singular possessive determiner. See.
     2. det.          Belonging to me.
                    I can't find my book.
     3. det.          Associated with me.
                    My seat at the restaurant was uncomfortable.
                    Don't you know my name?
                    I recognised him because he had attended my school.
     4. det.          Related to me.
                    My parents won't let me go out tonight.
     5. det.          In the possession of me.
                    I have to take my books back to the library soon.
     6. interj. Used to express surprise, shock or amazement.
           My, what big teeth you have!
my!
my cat got in the room
reviewer
     1. n. A person who writes reviews for a newspaper or other publication; a critic.
           Synonyms: critic
     2. n. An inspector.
said
     1. v. simple past tense and past participle of say
     2. adj. Mentioned earlier; aforesaid.
           The said party has denied the charges.
     3. det. Mentioned earlier; aforesaid.
           Said party has denied the charges.
said she
she said
     say
          1. v. To pronounce.
                Please say your name slowly and clearly.
          2. v. To recite.
                Martha, will you say the Pledge of Allegiance?
          3. v. To tell, either verbally or in writing.
                He said he would be here tomorrow.
          4. v. To indicate in a written form.
                The sign says it’s 50 kilometres to Paris.
          5. v. (impersonal) To have a common expression; used in singular passive voice or plural active voice to indicate a rumor or well-known fact.
                They say "when in Rome, do as the Romans do", which means "behave as those around you do.".
          6. v. (informal, imperative) Suppose, assume; used to mark an example, supposition or hypothesis.
                A holiday somewhere warm – Florida, say – would be nice.
                Say he refuses. What do we do then?
                Say your family is starving and you don't have any money, is it ok to steal some food?
          7. v. (intransitive) To speak; to express an opinion; to make answer; to reply.
          8. v. (transitive, informal, of a possession, especially money) To bet as a wager on an outcome; by extension, used to express belief in an outcome by the speaker.
          9. n. A chance to speak; the right or power to influence or make a decision.
          10. adv. For example; let us assume.
                Pick a color you think they'd like, say, peach.
                He was driving pretty fast, say, fifty miles per hour.
          11. interj. (colloquial) Used to gain one's attention before making an inquiry or suggestion
                Say, what did you think about the movie?
          12. n. A type of fine cloth similar to serge.
          13. v. To try; to assay.
          14. n. Trial by sample; assay; specimen.
          15. n. Tried quality; temper; proof.
          16. n. Essay; trial; attempt.
          17. n. (Scotland) A strainer for milk.
She
     1. pron. honoraltcaps, she
     2. n. An ethnic group in southern China.
     3. n. A language of the Hmong-Mien language family spoken by the She people.
     4. pron. (personal) The female person or animal previously mentioned or implied.
           I asked Mary, but she said that she didn’t know.
     5. pron. (personal, sometimes affectionate) A ship or boat.
           She could do forty knots in good weather.
           She is a beautiful boat, isn’t she?
     6. pron. (personal, affectionate) Another machine (besides a ship), such as a car.
           She only gets thirty miles to the gallon on the highway, but she’s durable.
     7. pron. (personal, dated) A country.
           She is a poor place, but has beautiful scenery and friendly people.
     8. pron. (personal) A person whose gender is unknown or irrelevant (used in a work, along with or in place of he, as an indefinite pronoun).
     9. n. A female.
           Pat is definitely a she.
couldn't
     1. v. could not (negative auxiliaryArnold M. Zwicky and Geoffrey K. Pullum, , Language 59 (3), 1983, pp. 502-513)
it couldn't have got out of the window
it couldn't have got out through the door
     could
          1. v. simple past tense of can
                Before I was blind, I could see very well.
          2. v. conditional of can
          3. v.          Used as a past subjunctive (contrary to fact).
                         I think he could do it if he really wanted to.
                         I wish I could fly!
          4. v.          Used to politely ask for permission to do something.
                        Could I borrow your coat?
          5. v.          Used to politely ask for someone else to do something.
                        Could you proofread this email?
          6. v.          Used to show the possibility that something might happen.
                        We could rearrange the time if you like.
          7. v.          Used to suggest something.
                        You could try adding more salt to the soup.
          8. n. Something that could happen, or could be the case, under different circumstances; a potentiality.
     can
          1. v. (auxiliary verb, defective) To know how to; to be able to.
                She can speak English, French, and German.   I can play football.   Can you remember your fifth birthday?
          2. v. (modal auxiliary verb, defective, informal) May; to be permitted or enabled to.
                You can go outside and play when you're finished with your homework.   Can I use your pen?
          3. v. (modal auxiliary verb, defective) To have the potential to; be possible.
                Can it be Friday already?
                Teenagers can really try their parents' patience.
                Animals can experience emotions.
          4. v. (auxiliary verb, defective) Used with verbs of perception.
                Can you hear that?.
                I can feel the baby moving inside me.
          5. v. (obsolete, transitive) To know.
          6. n. A more or less cylindrical vessel for liquids, usually of steel or aluminium, but sometimes of plastic, and with a carrying handle over the top.
          7. n. A container used to carry and dispense water for plants (a watering can).
          8. n. A tin-plate canister, often cylindrical, for preserved foods such as fruit, meat, or fish.
          9. n. (archaic) A chamber pot, now (US, slang) a toilet or lavatory.
                Shit or get off the can.
                Bob's in the can. You can wait a few minutes or just leave it with me.
          10. n. (US, slang) Buttocks.
          11. n. (slang) Jail or prison.
                Bob's in the can. He won't be back for a few years.
          12. n. (slang) Headphones.
          13. n. (archaic) A drinking cup.
          14. n. (nautical) A cube-shaped buoy or marker used to denote a port-side lateral mark
          15. n. A chimney pot.
          16. v. To preserve, by heating and sealing in a can or jar.
                They spent August canning fruit and vegetables.
          17. v. to discard, scrap or terminate (an idea, project, etc.).
                He canned the whole project because he thought it would fail.
          18. v. To shut up.
                Can your gob.
          19. v. (US, euphemistic) To fire or dismiss an employee.
                The boss canned him for speaking out.
     not
          1. adv. Negates the meaning of the modified verb.
                Did you take out the trash? No, I did not.
                Not knowing any better, I went ahead.
          2. adv. To no degree.
                That is not red; it's orange.
          3. conj. And not.
                I wanted a plate of shrimp, not a bucket of chicken.
                He painted the car blue and black, not solid purple.
          4. interj. (slang) Used to indicate that the previous phrase was meant sarcastically or ironically.
                I really like hanging out with my little brother watching Barney... not!
                Sure, you're perfect the way you are... not!
          5. n. Unary logical function NOT, true if input is false, or a gate implementing that negation function.
                You need a not there to conform with the negative logic of the memory chip.
          6. contraction. (obsolete) Contraction of ne wot, wot not; know not; knows not.
picture
     1. n. A representation of anything (as a person, a landscape, a building) upon canvas, paper, or other surface, by drawing, painting, printing, photography, etc.
     2. n. An image; a representation as in the imagination.
     3. n. A painting.
           There was a picture hanging above the fireplace.
     4. n. A photograph.
           I took a picture of the church.
     5. n. (informal) A motion picture.
           Casablanca is my all-time favorite picture.
     6. n. (in the informal) ("the pictures") Cinema (as a form of entertainment).
           Let's go to the pictures.
     7. n. A paragon, a perfect example or specimen (of a category).
           She's the very picture of health.
     8. n. An attractive sight.
           The garden is a real picture at this time of year.
     9. n. The art of painting; representation by painting.
     10. n. A figure; a model.
     11. n. Situation.
           The employment picture for the older middle class is not so good.
           You can't just look at the election, you've got to look at the big picture.
     12. v. To represent in or with a picture.
     13. v. To imagine or envision.
     14. v. To depict or describe vividly.
the picture of that girl
it was no new picture of his assistant that she had drawn
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.
said the county attorney
finishing the last sheet
setting
     1. v. present participle of set
     2. n. The time, place and circumstance in which something (such as a story or picture) is set; context; scenario.
     3. n. The act of setting.
           the setting of the sun
           the setting, or hardening, of moist plaster of Paris
     4. n. A piece of metal in which a precious stone or gem is fixed to form a piece of jewelry.
     5. n. A level or placement that a knob or control is set to.
           the volume setting on a television
     6. n. The act of marking the position of game, as a setter does.
     7. n. Hunting with a setter.
     8. n. Something set in, or inserted.
     9. n. A piece of vocal or choral music composed for particular words (set to music).
     10. n. The mounting of a play, etc., for the stage.
     11. n. The direction of a current of wind.
     12. adj. that disappears below the horizon
           the setting sun
     set
          1. v. To put (something) down, to rest.
                Set the tray there.
          2. v. To attach or affix (something) to something else, or in or upon a certain place.
                I have set my heart on running the marathon.
          3. v. To put in a specified condition or state; to cause to be.
          4. v. (transitive, dated) To cause to stop or stick; to obstruct; to fasten to a spot.
                to set a coach in the mud
          5. v. To determine or settle.
                to set the rent
          6. v. To adjust.
                I set the alarm at 6 a.m.
          7. v. To punch (a nail) into wood so that its head is below the surface.
          8. v. To arrange with dishes and cutlery, to set the table.
                Please set the table for our guests.
          9. v. To introduce or describe.
                I’ll tell you what happened, but first let me set the scene.
          10. v. To locate (a play, etc.); to assign a backdrop to.
                He says he will set his next film in France.
          11. v. To compile, to make (a puzzle or challenge).
                This crossword was set by Araucaria.
          12. v. To prepare (a stage or film set).
          13. v. To fit (someone) up in a situation.
          14. v. To arrange (type).
                It was a complex page, but he set it quickly.
          15. v. To devise and assign (work) to.
                The teacher set her students the task of drawing a foot.
          16. v. (transitive, volleyball) To direct (the ball) to a teammate for an attack.
          17. v. (intransitive) To solidify.
                The glue sets in four minutes.
          18. v. To render stiff or solid; especially, to convert into curd; to curdle.
                to set milk for cheese
          19. v. (intransitive) Of a heavenly body, to disappear below the horizon of a planet, etc, as the latter rotates.
                The moon sets at eight o'clock tonight.
          20. v. (transitive, bridge) To defeat a contract.
          21. v. (obsolete, now followed by "out", as in set out) To begin to move; to go forth.
          22. v. (transitive, botany) To produce after pollination.
                to set seed
          23. v. (intransitive, of fruit) To be fixed for growth; to strike root; to begin to germinate or form.
          24. v. (intransitive, Southern US, Midwestern US, dialects) To sit (be in a seated position).
                He sets in that chair all day.
          25. v. To hunt game with the aid of a setter.
          26. v. (hunting, ambitransitive) Of a dog, to indicate the position of game.
                The dog sets the bird.
                Your dog sets well.
          27. v. (obsolete) To apply oneself; to undertake earnestly; to set out.
          28. v. To fit music to words.
          29. v. To place plants or shoots in the ground; to plant.
                to set pear trees in an orchard
          30. v. To become fixed or rigid; to be fastened.
          31. v. To have a certain direction of motion; to flow; to move on; to tend.
                The current sets to the north; the tide sets to the windward.
          32. v. To place or fix in a setting.
                to set a precious stone in a border of metal
                to set glass in a sash
          33. v. To put in order in a particular manner; to prepare.
                to set (that is, to hone) a razor
                to set a saw
          34. v. To extend and bring into position; to spread.
                to set the sails of a ship
          35. v. To give a pitch to, as a tune; to start by fixing the keynote.
                to set a psalm
          36. v. To reduce from a dislocated or fractured state.
                to set a broken bone
          37. v. (masonry) To lower into place and fix solidly, as the blocks of cut stone in a structure.
          38. v. (obsolete) To wager in gambling; to risk.
          39. v. To adorn with something infixed or affixed; to stud; to variegate with objects placed here and there.
          40. v. (obsolete) To value; to rate; used with at.
          41. v. To establish as a rule; to furnish; to prescribe; to assign.
                to set a good example; to set lessons to be learned
          42. v. (Scotland) To suit; to become.
                It sets him ill.
          43. n. A punch for setting nails in wood.
                nail set
          44. n. A device for receiving broadcast radio waves (or, more recently, broadcast data); a radio or television.
                television set
          45. n. (alt form, sett): a hole made and lived in by a badger.
          46. n. (alt form, sett): pattern of threads and yarns.
          47. n. (alt form, sett): piece of quarried stone.
          48. n. (horticulture) A small tuber or bulb used instead of seed, particularly onion sets and potato sets.
          49. n. The amount the teeth of a saw protrude to the side in order to create the kerf.
          50. n. (obsolete, rare) That which is staked; a wager; hence, a gambling game.
          51. n. (engineering) Permanent change of shape caused by excessive strain, as from compression, tension, bending, twisting, etc.
                the set of a spring
          52. n. (piledriving) A piece placed temporarily upon the head of a pile when the latter cannot otherwise be reached by the weight, or hammer.
          53. n. (printing, dated) The width of the body of a type.
          54. n. A young oyster when first attached.
          55. n. Collectively, the crop of young oysters in any locality.
          56. n. A series or group of something. (Note the similar meaning in Etymology 2, Noun)
          57. n. (colloquial) The manner, state, or quality of setting or fitting; fit.
                the set of a coat
          58. n. The camber of a curved roofing tile.
          59. adj. Fixed in position.
          60. adj. Rigid, solidified.
          61. adj. Ready, prepared.
                on your marks, get set, go!;  on your marks, set, go!
          62. adj. Intent, determined (to do something).
                set on getting to his destination
          63. adj. Prearranged.
                a set menu
          64. adj. Fixed in one’s opinion.
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, as he read
for that matter
My
     1. n. megayear
     2. pron. alternative case form of my often used when speaking as God or another important figure who is understood from context.
     3. det. First-person singular possessive determiner. See.
     4. det.          Belonging to me.
                    I can't find my book.
     5. det.          Associated with me.
                    My seat at the restaurant was uncomfortable.
                    Don't you know my name?
                    I recognised him because he had attended my school.
     6. det.          Related to me.
                    My parents won't let me go out tonight.
     7. det.          In the possession of me.
                    I have to take my books back to the library soon.
     8. interj. Used to express surprise, shock or amazement.
           My, what big teeth you have!
story
     1. n. A sequence of real or fictional events; or, an account of such a sequence.
           The book tells the story of two roommates.
     2. n. A lie, fiction.
           You’ve been telling stories again, haven’t you?
     3. n. (US, colloquial usually pluralized) A soap opera.
           What will she do without being able to watch her stories?
     4. n. (obsolete) History.
     5. n. A sequence of events, or a situation, such as might be related in an account.
           What's the story with him?
           I tried it again; same story, no error message, nothing happened.
           The images it captured help tell a story of extreme loss: 25 percent of its ice and four of its 19 glaciers have disappeared since 1957.
     6. n. (Internet, Snapchat) A temporary collection of a user's recently publicized snaps.
     7. v. To tell as a story; to relate or narrate about.
     8. n. (obsolete) A building or edifice.
     9. n. (chiefly US) A floor or level of a building; a storey.
           Our shop was on the fourth story of the building, so we had to install an elevator.
     10. n. (typography) (alt form, storey)
something to make a story about
and got things mixed up in a story
So
     1. n. A Mon-Khmer-speaking people of Laos and Thailand.
     2. conj. In order that.
           Eat your broccoli so you can have dessert.
     3. conj. With the result that; for that reason; therefore.
           I was hungry so I asked if there was any more food.
           He ate too much cake, so he fell ill.
           He wanted a book, so he went to the library.
           “I need to go to the bathroom.”―“So go!”
     4. conj. (archaic) Provided that; on condition that, as long as.
     5. adv. To the (explicitly stated) extent that.
           It was so hot outside that all the plants died.  He was so good, they hired him on the spot.
     6. adv. (informal) To the (implied) extent.
           I need a piece of cloth so long. = this long
     7. adv.          (informal) Very (positive clause).
                   He is so good!
     8. adv.          (informal) Very (negative clause).
                   It’s not so bad. i.e. it's acceptable
     9. adv.          (slang) Very much.
                   But I so want to see the Queen when she visits our town!  That is so not true!
     10. adv. In a particular manner.
           Place the napkin on the table just so. If that's what you mean, then say so; (or do so).
     11. adv. In the same manner or to the same extent as aforementioned; also.
           Just as you have the right to your free speech, so I have the right to mine.  Many people say she's the world's greatest athlete, but I don't think so.  "I can count backwards from on
     12. adv. (with as) To such an extent or degree; as.
           so far as;  so long as;  so much as
     13. adj. True, accurate.
           That is so.  You are responsible for this, is that not so?
     14. adj. In that state or manner; with that attribute. A proadjective that replaces the aforementioned adjective phrase.
     15. adj. (dated, UK, slang) Homosexual.
           Is he so?
     16. interj. Used after a pause for thought to introduce a new topic, question or story.
           So, let's go home.
           So, what'll you have?
           So, there was this squirrel stuck in the chimney...
     17. interj. (Short for) so what.
           "You park your car in front of my house every morning." — "So?".
     18. interj. Used to connect previous conversation or events to the following question.
           So how does this story end?
           So, everyone wants to know - did you win the contest or not?
     19. interj. (archaic) Be as you are; stand still; (used especially to cows; also used by sailors.)
     20. pron. abbreviation of someone
     21. n. (music) A syllable used in solfège to represent the fifth note of a major scale.
     22. n. (foods) A type of dairy product made in Japan between the seventh and 10th centuries.
I'm
     1. contraction. Contraction of I am.
     I
          1. pron. The speaker or writer, referred to as the grammatical subject, of a sentence.
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          2. pron. (nonstandard, hypercorrection) The speaker or writer, referred to as the grammatical object, of a sentence.
          3. n. (metaphysics) The ego.
          4. n. (US, roadway) Interstate.
          5. n. (grammar) (abbreviation of instrumental case)
     am
          1. v. first-person singular present indicative of be
          2. adv. alternative spelling of a.m.
     be
          1. v. (intransitive, now literary) To exist; to have real existence.
          2. v. (with there, or dialectally it, as dummy subject) To exist.
                There is just one woman in town who can help us. (or, dialectally:) It is just one woman in town who can help us.
          3. v. (intransitive) To occupy a place.
                The cup is on the table.
          4. v. (intransitive) To occur, to take place.
                When will the meeting be?
          5. v. (intransitive, in perfect tenses, without predicate) Elliptical form of "be here", "go to and return from" or similar.
                The postman has been today, but my tickets have still not yet come.
                I have been to Spain many times.
                Moscow, huh? I've never been, but it sounds fascinating.
          6. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to indicate that the subject and object are the same.
                Knowledge is bliss.
                Hi, I’m Jim.
          7. v. (transitive, copulative, mathematics) Used to indicate that the values on either side of an equation are the same.
                3 times 5 is fifteen.
          8. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to indicate that the subject plays the role of the predicate nominal.
                François Mitterrand was president of France from 1981 to 1995.
          9. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to connect a noun to an adjective that describes it.
                The sky is blue.
          10. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to indicate that the subject has the qualities described by a noun or noun phrase.
                The sky is a deep blue today.
          11. v. (transitive, auxiliary) Used to form the passive voice.
                The dog was drowned by the boy.
          12. v. (transitive, auxiliary) Used to form the continuous forms of various tenses.
                The woman is walking.
                I shall be writing to you soon.
                We liked to chat while we were eating.
          13. v. (archaic, auxiliary) Used to form the perfect aspect with certain intransitive verbs, most of which indicate motion. Often still used for "to go".
          14. v. (transitive, auxiliary) Used to form future tenses, especially the future periphrastic.
                I am to leave tomorrow.
                I would drive you, were I to obtain a car.
          15. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to link a subject to a measurement.
                This building is three hundred years old.
                I am 75 kilograms.
                He’s about 6 feet tall.
          16. v. (transitive, copulative, with a cardinal numeral) Used to state the age of a subject in years.
                I’m 20. (= I am 20 years old.)
          17. v. (with a dummy subject) it Used to indicate the time of day.
                It is almost eight. (= It is almost eight o’clock.)
                It’s 8:30 read eight-thirty in Tokyo.
                What time is it there? It’s night.
          18. v. (With since) Used to indicate passage of time since the occurrence of an event.
                It has been three years since my grandmother died. (similar to My grandmother died three years ago, but emphasizes the intervening period)
                It had been six days since his departure, when I received a letter from him.
          19. v. (often, impersonal, with it as a dummy subject) Used to indicate weather, air quality, or the like.
                It is hot in Arizona, but it is not usually humid.
                Why is it so dark in here?
          20. v. (dynamic/lexical "be", especially in progressive tenses, conjugated non-suppletively in the present tense, see usage notes) To exist or behave in a certain way.
                "What do we do?" "We be ourselves.".
                Why is he being nice to me?
improving
     1. adj. That tends to improve someone or something (especially (dated) to educate or morally better a person).
     2. v. present participle of improve
     improve
          1. v. To make (something) better; to increase the value or productivity (of something).
                Painting the woodwork will improve this house.
                Buying more servers would improve performance.
          2. v. (intransitive) To become better.
                I have improved since taking the tablets.
                The error messages have improved since the last version, when they were incomprehensible.
          3. v. (obsolete) To disprove or make void; to refute.
          4. v. (obsolete) To disapprove of; to find fault with; to reprove; to censure.
                to improve negligence
          5. v. (dated) To use or employ to good purpose; to turn to profitable account.
                to improve one's time;  to improve his means
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.
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I knocked at the door
exposition
     1. n. The action of exposing something to something, such as skin to the sunlight.
     2. n. (authorship) The act or process of declaring or describing something through either speech or writing; the portions and aspects of a piece of writing that exist mainly to describe the setting, charact
           This essay has too much exposition in it.
           My reviewer said she couldn't picture the setting for my story, so I'm improving the exposition.
     3. n. (obsolete) The act of expulsion, or being expelled, from a place.
     4. n. An event at which goods, artwork and cultural displays are open for the public to view.
           The first prototype was unveiled at an exposition.
     5. n. (authorship) An essay or speech in which any topic is discussed in detail.
           I turned my research into an exposition on the traditional music of Borneo.
     6. n. (authorship) An opening section in fiction, in which background information about the characters, events or setting is conveyed.
     7. n. (music) The opening section of a fugue; the opening section of a movement in sonata form
     8. n. The action of putting something out to public view; for example in a display or show.
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