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     1. art. Form of a used before a vowel sound
     2. art. (now quite rare) Form of a used before 'h' in an unstressed syllable
     3. art. (nonstandard) Form of a used before 'h' in a stressed syllable
     4. conj. (archaic) If
     5. conj. (archaic) So long as.
           An it harm none, do what ye will.
     6. conj. (archaic) As if; as though.
     7. n. The first letter of the Georgian alphabet, ა (Mkhedruli), Ⴀ (Asomtavruli) or ⴀ (Nuskhuri).
     8. prep. In each; to or for each; per.
           I was only going twenty miles an hour.
asking for an apron
to an impressive suite
     1. n. A female who performs on the stage or in films.
     2. n. (now rare) A female doer or "actor" (in a general sense).
     1. prep. Near or next to.
           The mailbox is by the bus stop.
     2. prep. At some time before (the given time), or before the end of a given time interval.
           Be back by ten o'clock!  We will send it by the first week of July.
     3. prep. Indicates the actor in a clause with its verb in the passive voice: Through the action or presence of.
           The matter was decided by the chairman.  The boat was swamped by the water.  He was protected by his body armour.
     4. prep. Indicates the creator of a work: Existing through the authorship etc. of.
           There are many well-known plays by William Shakespeare
     5. prep. Indicates the cause of a condition or event: Through the action of, caused by, responsibility for; by dint of.
     6. prep. Indicates a means: Involving/using the means of.
           I avoided the guards by moving only when they weren't looking.
     7. prep. Indicates a source of light used as illumination.
           The electricity was cut off, so we had to read by candlelight.
     8. prep. Indicates an authority, rule, or permission followed.
           I sorted the items by category.  By the power vested in me, I now pronounce you man and wife.
     9. prep. Indicates the amount of some progression: With a change of.
           Our stock is up by ten percent.
     10. prep. In the formulae X by X and by Xs, indicates a steady progression, one X after another.
           We went through the book page by page.  We crawled forward by inches.
     11. prep. Indicates a referenced source: According to.
           He cheated by his own admission.
     12. prep. Indicates an oath: With the authority of.
           By Jove! I think she's got it!  By all that is holy, I'll put an end to this.
     13. prep. Used to separate dimensions when describing the size of something.
           It is easy to invert a 2-by-2 matrix.  The room was about 4 foot by 6 foot.  The bricks used to build the wall measured 10 by 20 by 30 cm.
     14. prep. (horse breeding) Designates a horse's male parent (sire); cf. out of.
           She's a lovely little filly, by Big Lad, out of Damsel in Distress.
     15. adv. Along a path which runs by the speaker.
           I watched as it passed by.
     16. adv. In the vicinity, near.
           There was a shepherd close by.
           The shop is hard by the High Street.
     17. adv. To or at a place, as a residence or place of business.
           I'll stop by on my way home from work.
           We're right near the lifeguard station. Come by before you leave.
     18. adv. Aside, away.
           The women spent much time after harvest putting jams by for winter and spring.
     19. adj. Out of the way, subsidiary.
     20. n. (card games) A pass
     21. interj. alternative spelling of bye
by the way
by the window
     1. n. Buying and selling of goods and services on a market.
     2. n. A particular instance of buying or selling.
           I did no trades with them once the rumors started.
     3. n. An instance of bartering items in exchange for one another.
     4. n. Those who perform a particular kind of skilled work.
           The skilled trades were the first to organize modern labor unions.
     5. n. Those engaged in an industry or group of related industries.
           It is not a retail showroom. It is only for the trade.
     6. n. The skilled practice of a practical occupation.
           He learned his trade as an apprentice.
     7. n. (or un) An occupation in the secondary sector; as opposed to an agricultural, professional or military one.
           After failing his entrance exams, he decided to go into a trade.
           Most veterans went into trade when the war ended.
     8. n. (UK) The business given to a commercial establishment by its customers.
           Even before noon there was considerable trade.
     9. n. (mostly, in the plural) Steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator.
           They rode the trades going west.
     10. n. (only as plural) A publication intended for participants in an industry or related group of industries.
           Rumors about layoffs are all over the trades.
     11. n. (LGBT, slang) A brief sexual encounter.
           Josh picked up some trade last night.
     12. n. (obsolete) Instruments of any occupation.
     13. n. (mining) Refuse or rubbish from a mine.
     14. n. (obsolete) A track or trail; a way; a path; passage.
     15. n. (obsolete) Course; custom; practice; occupation.
     16. v. (intransitive) To engage in trade
           This company trades in precious metal.
     17. v. (intransitive) To be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions.
     18. v. To give (something) in exchange for.
           Will you trade your precious watch for my earring?
     19. v. (gardening, transitive, or intransitive) To give someone a plant and receive a different one in return.
     20. v. (intransitive, or transitive) To do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood.
     21. v. (intransitive) To have dealings; to be concerned or associated (with).
     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 that
     1. v. third-person singular present indicative of have
has the bird flown
has anything been moved
                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.
     1. v. past participle of be
     2. v. (obsolete) plural present of be
     3. v. (Southern US) of be
     4. n. (UK dialectal) plural of bee
it had been killed
has anything been moved
          1. v. (intransitive, now literary) To exist; to have real existence.
          2. v. (with there, or dialectally it, as dummy subject) To exist.
                There is just one woman in town who can help us. (or, dialectally:) It is just one woman in town who can help us.
          3. v. (intransitive) To occupy a place.
                The cup is on the table.
          4. v. (intransitive) To occur, to take place.
                When will the meeting be?
          5. v. (intransitive, in perfect tenses, without predicate) Elliptical form of "be here", "go to and return from" or similar.
                The postman has been today, but my tickets have still not yet come.
                I have been to Spain many times.
                Moscow, huh? I've never been, but it sounds fascinating.
          6. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to indicate that the subject and object are the same.
                Knowledge is bliss.
                Hi, I’m Jim.
          7. v. (transitive, copulative, mathematics) Used to indicate that the values on either side of an equation are the same.
                3 times 5 is fifteen.
          8. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to indicate that the subject plays the role of the predicate nominal.
                François Mitterrand was president of France from 1981 to 1995.
          9. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to connect a noun to an adjective that describes it.
                The sky is blue.
          10. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to indicate that the subject has the qualities described by a noun or noun phrase.
                The sky is a deep blue today.
          11. v. (transitive, auxiliary) Used to form the passive voice.
                The dog was drowned by the boy.
          12. v. (transitive, auxiliary) Used to form the continuous forms of various tenses.
                The woman is walking.
                I shall be writing to you soon.
                We liked to chat while we were eating.
          13. v. (archaic, auxiliary) Used to form the perfect aspect with certain intransitive verbs, most of which indicate motion. Often still used for "to go".
          14. v. (transitive, auxiliary) Used to form future tenses, especially the future periphrastic.
                I am to leave tomorrow.
                I would drive you, were I to obtain a car.
          15. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to link a subject to a measurement.
                This building is three hundred years old.
                I am 75 kilograms.
                He’s about 6 feet tall.
          16. v. (transitive, copulative, with a cardinal numeral) Used to state the age of a subject in years.
                I’m 20. (= I am 20 years old.)
          17. v. (with a dummy subject) it Used to indicate the time of day.
                It is almost eight. (= It is almost eight o’clock.)
                It’s 8:30 read eight-thirty in Tokyo.
                What time is it there? It’s night.
          18. v. (With since) Used to indicate passage of time since the occurrence of an event.
                It has been three years since my grandmother died. (similar to My grandmother died three years ago, but emphasizes the intervening period)
                It had been six days since his departure, when I received a letter from him.
          19. v. (often, impersonal, with it as a dummy subject) Used to indicate weather, air quality, or the like.
                It is hot in Arizona, but it is not usually humid.
                Why is it so dark in here?
          20. v. (dynamic/lexical "be", especially in progressive tenses, conjugated non-suppletively in the present tense, see usage notes) To exist or behave in a certain way.
                "What do we do?" "We be ourselves.".
                Why is he being nice to me?
     1. adj. Identified as a specific type; renowned, famous.
           He was a known pickpocket.
     2. adj. Researched, accepted, familiar.
     3. n. (algebra) A variable or constant whose value is already determined.
     4. n. Any fact or situation which is known or familiar.
     5. v. past participle of know
I might 'a' known she needed help!
from the brooding silent woman he had known
          1. v. To perceive the truth or factuality of; to be certain of or that.
                I know that I’m right and you’re wrong.
                He knew something terrible was going to happen.
          2. v. To be aware of; to be cognizant of.
                Did you know Michelle and Jack were getting divorced? ― Yes, I knew.
                She knows where I live.
                I knew he was upset, but I didn't understand why.
          3. v. To be acquainted or familiar with; to have encountered.
                I know your mother, but I’ve never met your father.
          4. v. To experience.
                Their relationship knew ups and downs.
          5. v. To distinguish, to discern, particularly by contrast or comparison; to recognize the nature of.
                to know a person's face or figure
                to know right from wrong
                I wouldn't know one from the other.
          6. v. To recognize as the same (as someone or something previously encountered) after an absence or change.
          7. v. To understand or have a grasp of through experience or study.
                Let me do it. I know how it works.
                She knows how to swim.
                His mother tongue is Italian, but he also knows French and English.
                She knows chemistry better than anybody else.
                Know your enemy and know yourself.
          8. v. (transitive, archaic, Biblical) To have sexual relations with.
          9. v. (intransitive) To have knowledge; to have information, be informed.
                It is vital that he not know.
                She knew of our plan.
                He knows about 19th century politics.
          10. v. (intransitive) To be or become aware or cognizant.
                Did you know Michelle and Jack were getting divorced? ― Yes, I knew.
          11. v. (intransitive, obsolete) To be acquainted (with another person).
          12. v. To be able to play or perform (a song or other piece of music).
                Do you know "Blueberry Hill"?
          13. n. (rare) Knowledge; the state of knowing.
     1. part. A particle used for marking the following verb as an infinitive.
           I want to leave.
           He asked me what to do.
           I don’t know how to say it.
           I have places to go and people to see.
     2. part. As above, with the verb implied.
           "Did you visit the museum?" "I wanted to, but it was closed.".
           If he hasn't read it yet, he ought to.
     3. part. A particle used to create phrasal verbs.
           I have to do laundry today.
     4. prep. Indicating destination: In the direction of, and arriving at.
           We are walking to the shop.
     5. prep. Used to indicate purpose.
           He devoted himself to education.
           They drank to his health.
     6. prep. Used to indicate result of action.
           His face was beaten to a pulp.
     7. prep. Used after an adjective to indicate its application.
           similar to ..., relevant to ..., pertinent to ..., I was nice to him, he was cruel to her, I am used to walking.
     8. prep. (obsolete,) As a.
           With God to friend (with God as a friend);   with The Devil to fiend (with the Devil as a foe);   lambs slaughtered to lake (lambs slaughtered as a sacrifice);   t
     9. prep. (arithmetic) Used to indicate a ratio or comparison.
           one to one = 1:1
           ten to one = 10:1.
           I have ten dollars to your four.
     10. prep. (arithmetic) Used to indicate that the preceding term is to be raised to the power of the following value; indicates exponentiation.
           Three squared or three to the second power is nine.
           Three to the power of two is nine.
           Three to the second is nine.
     11. prep. Used to indicate the indirect object.
           I gave the book to him.
     12. prep. (time) Preceding.
           ten to ten = 9:50; We're going to leave at ten to (the hour).
     13. prep. Used to describe what something consists of or contains.
           Anyone could do this job; there's nothing to it.
           There's a lot of sense to what he says.
     14. prep. (Canada, UK, Newfoundland, West Midlands) At.
           Stay where you're to and I'll come find you, b'y.
     15. adv. Toward a closed, touching or engaging position.
           Please push the door to.
     16. adv. (nautical) Into the wind.
     17. adv. misspelling of too
made it clearer to him
said the sheriff to the farmer
     1. v. To make slightly wet or soiled by spattering or sprinkling a liquid (such as water, mud, or paint) on it; to bedabble.
     2. v. To cause splashing by moving a body part like a bill or limb in soft mud, water, etc., often playfully; to play in shallow water; to paddle.
           The children sat on the dock and dabbled their feet in the water.
     3. v. (intransitive) To participate or have an interest in an activity in a casual or superficial way.
           She’s an actress by trade, but has been known to dabble in poetry.
     4. v. (intransitive, obsolete) To interfere or meddle in; to tamper with.
     5. n. A spattering or sprinkling of a liquid.
     6. n. An act of splashing in soft mud, water, etc.
     7. n. An act of participation in an activity in a casual or superficial way.
     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.
I've seen him in town
my cat got in the room
     1. n. The class of literature comprising poems.
     2. n. Composition in verse or language exhibiting conscious attention to patterns.
     3. n. A poet's literary production.
     4. n. An artistic quality that appeals to or stirs the imagination, in any medium.
           That 'Swan Lake' choreography is poetry in motion, fitting the musical poetry of Tchaikovski's divine score well beyond the literary inspiration.
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