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     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 or 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 with.
           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 detective
the doctor answered
place
     1. n. (physical) An area; somewhere within an area.
     2. n. An open space, particularly a city square, market square, or courtyard.
     3. n. A group of houses.
           They live at Westminster Place.
     4. n. An inhabited area: a village, town, or city.
     5. n. Any area of the earth: a region.
           He is going back to his native place on vacation.
     6. n. The area one occupies, particularly somewhere to sit.
           We asked the restaurant to give us a table with three places.
     7. n. The area where one lives: one's home, formerly(chiefly) country estates and farms.
           Do you want to come over to my place later?
     8. n. An area of the skin.
     9. n. (euphemism) An area to urinate and defecate: an outhouse or lavatory.
     10. n. (obsolete) An area to fight: a battlefield or the contested ground in a battle.
     11. n. A location or position in space.
     12. n. A particular location in a book or document, particularly the current location of a reader.
     13. n. (obsolete) A passage or extract from a book or document.
     14. n. (obsolete) A topic.
     15. n. A frame of mind.
           I'm in a strange place at the moment.
     16. n. (chess) A chess position; a square of the chessboard.
     17. n. (social) A responsibility or position in an organization.
     18. n. A role or purpose; a station.
           It is really not my place to say what is right and wrong in this case.
     19. n. The position of a contestant in a competition.
           We thought we would win but only ended up in fourth place.
     20. n. (horse-racing) The position of first, second, or third at the finish, especially the second position.
           to win a bet on a horse for place
     21. n. The position as a member of a sports team.
           He lost his place in the national team.
     22. n. (obsolete) A fortified position: a fortress, citadel, or walled town.
     23. n. Numerically, the column counting a certain quantity.
           three decimal places;  the hundreds place
     24. n. Ordinal relation; position in the order of proceeding.
           That's what I said in the first place!
     25. n. Reception; effect; implying the making room for.
     26. v. To put (an object or person) in a specific location.
           He placed the glass on the table.
     27. v. (intransitive) To earn a given spot in a competition.
           The Cowboys placed third in the league.
     28. v. (intransitive, racing) To finish second, especially of horses or dogs.
           In the third race: Aces Up won, paying eight dollars; Blarney Stone placed, paying three dollars; and Cinnamon showed, paying five dollars.
     29. v. To remember where and when (an object or person) has been previously encountered.
           I've seen him before, but I can't quite place where.
     30. v. (transitive, in the passive) To achieve (a certain position, often followed by an ordinal) as in a horse race.
           Run Ragged was placed fourth in the race.
     31. v. To sing (a note) with the correct pitch.
     32. v. To arrange for or to make (a bet).
           I placed ten dollars on the Lakers beating the Bulls.
     33. v. To recruit or match an appropriate person for a job.
           They phoned hoping to place her in the management team.
     34. v. (sports) To place-kick (a goal).
the rivers' place
you know the sort of place
in
     1. v. (obsolete, transitive) To enclose.
     2. v. (obsolete, transitive) To take in; to harvest.
     3. adv. (not comparable) Located indoors, especially at home or the office, or inside something.
           Is Mr. Smith in?
     4. adv. Moving to the interior of a defined space, such as a building or room.
           Suddenly a strange man walked in.
     5. 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.
     6. adv. (UK) Abbreviation of in aid of.
           What's that in?
     7. adv. After the beginning of something.
     8. n. A position of power or a way to get it.
           His parents got him an in with the company
     9. n. (sport) The state of a batter/batsman who is currently batting – see innings
     10. n. A re-entrant angle; a nook or corner.
     11. adj. In fashion; popular.
           Skirts are in this year.
     12. adj. Incoming.
           the in train
     13. adj. (nautical, of the sails of a vessel) Furled or stowed.
     14. 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
     15. adj. (cricket) Currently batting.
     16. n. Inch.
in a steady
in other words
a
     1. n. The name of the Latin script letter A/a.
     2. art. One; any indefinite example of; used to denote a singular item of a group.
           There was a man here looking for you yesterday.
     3. 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.
     4. art. One certain or particular; any single.
           We've received an interesting letter from a Mrs. Miggins of London.
     5. art. The same; one.
           We are of a mind on matters of morals.
     6. art. Any, every; used before a noun which has become modified to limit its scope;
           A man who dies intestate leaves his children troubles and difficulties.
           He fell all that way, and hasn't a bump on his head?
     7. art. Used before plural nouns modified by few, good many, couple, great many, etc.
     8. 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.
     9. prep. (archaic) To do with position or direction; In, on, at, by, towards, onto.
           Stand a tiptoe.
     10. prep. To do with separation; In, into.
           Torn a pieces.
     11. prep. To do with time; Each, per, in, on, by.
           I brush my teeth twice a day.
     12. prep. (obsolete) To do with method; In, with.
     13. prep. (obsolete) To do with role or capacity; In.
           A God’s name.
     14. prep. To do with status; In.
           King James Bible (II Chronicles 2:18)
             To set the people a worke.
     15. 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'.
     16. 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
     17. prep. (archaic) To do with an action/movement; To, into.
     18. v. (archaic or slang) Have.
           I'd a come, if you'd a asked.
     19. pron. (obsolete, outside, England, and, Scotland dialects) He.
     20. interj. A meaningless syllable; ah.
     21. prep. (archaic, slang) Of.
           The name of John a Gaunt.
     22. adv. (chiefly Scotland) All.
     23. adj. (chiefly Scotland) All.
with a stab
as a sheriff
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.
where
     1. conj. While on the contrary; although; whereas.
           Where Susy has trouble coloring inside the lines, Johnny has already mastered shading.
     2. conj. At or in which place or situation.
           He is looking for a house where he can have a complete office.
           I've forgotten where I was in this book, but it was probably around chapter four.
     3. conj. To which place or situation.
           The snowbirds travel where it is warm.
     4. conj. Wherever.
           Their job is to go where they are called.
     5. conj. (legal) In a position, case, etc., in which.
           Where no provision under this Act is applicable, the case shall be decided in accordance with the customary practices.
     6. adv. (Interrogative adverb, used in either a direct or indirect question): at what place; to what place; what place.
           Where are you?
           Where are you going?
           He asked where I grew up.
     7. adv. (With the preposition from)
           Where did you come from?
     8. adv. In what situation.
           Where would we be without our parents?
     9. adv. (relative) At which, on which.
           That is the place where we first met.
     10. pron. The place in which.
           He lives within five miles of where he was born.
     11. n. The place in which something happens.
           A good article will cover the who, the what, the when, the where, the why and the how.
           Finding the nymph asleep in secret where. — Spenser.
where you can point it all out
where he could point it all out
this
     1. det. The (thing) here (used in indicating something or someone nearby).
           This classroom is where I learned to read and write.
     2. det. The known (thing) (used in indicating something or someone just mentioned).
           They give the appearance of knowing what they're doing. It's this appearance that lets them get away with so much.
     3. det. The known (thing) (used in indicating something or someone about to be mentioned).
           When asked what he wanted for his birthday, he gave this reply: “…”
     4. det. A known (thing) (used in first mentioning a person or thing that the speaker does not think is known to the audience). Compare with a certain ....
           I met this woman the other day who's allergic to wheat. I didn't even know that was possible!
           There's just this nervous mannerism that Bob has with his hands, and it drives me crazy.
     5. det. (Of a unit of time) which is current.
           It snowed this week.
     6. adv. To the degree or extent indicated.
           I need this much water.
           We've already come this far, we can't turn back now.
     7. pron. The thing, item, etc. being indicated.
           This is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune,—often the surfeit of our own behaviour,—we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars(...) — Sh
     8. n. (philosophy) Something being indicated that is here; one of these.
     9. interj. (Internet slang) Indicates the speaker's strong approval or agreement with the previous material.
in spite of all this
supports this theory
Is
     1. n. plural of I
     2. v. third-person singular present indicative of be
           He is a doctor. He retired some time ago.
           Should he do the task, it is vital that you follow him.
     3. n. plural of i
           remember to dot your is
     be
          1. v. (intransitive, now, literary) To exist; to have real existence.
          2. v. (with (m, en, there), or dialectally m, en, it), as glossary, dummy pronoun, 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 (glossary, dummy pronoun, dummy subject) m, en, 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 (m, en, 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 (m, en, it) as a glossary, dummy pronoun, 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?
          21. v. (AAVE, Caribbean, auxiliary, not conjugated) To tend to do, often do; marks the habitual aspect.
done
     1. adj. (of food) Ready, fully cooked.
           As soon as the potatoes are done we can sit down and eat.
     2. adj. Having completed or finished an activity.
           He pushed his empty plate away, sighed and pronounced I am done..
           They were done playing and were picking up the toys when he arrived.
     3. adj. Being exhausted or fully spent.
           When the water is done we will only be able to go on for a few days.
     4. adj. Without hope or prospect of completion or success.
           He is done, after three falls there is no chance he will be able to finish.
     5. adj. Fashionable, socially acceptable, tasteful.
           I can't believe he just walked up and spoke to her like that, those kind of things just aren't done!
           What is the done thing these days? I can't keep up!
     6. v. past participle of do
           I have done my work.
     7. v. (African American Vernacular English, Southern American English, auxiliary verb, taking a past tense) Used in forming the perfective aspect; have.
           I done did my best to raise y'all.
           I woke up and found out she done left.
     8. v. (obsolete) plural simple present form of do
     9. n. (colloquial, slang) (clipping of methadone)
           on the done
and had left things half done
but why should he have done it
     do
          1. v. (auxiliary) A syntactic marker
          2. v. (auxiliary) A syntactic marker in a question whose main verb is not another auxiliary verb or be.
                Do you go there often?
          3. v. (auxiliary) A syntactic marker in negations with the indicative and imperative moods.
                I do not go there often.
                Do not listen to him.
          4. v. (auxiliary) A syntactic marker for emphasis with the indicative, imperative, and subjunctive moods.
                But I do go sometimes.
                Do tell us.
                It is important that he do come see me.
          5. v. (pro-verb) A syntactic marker that refers back to an earlier verb and allows the speaker to avoid repeating the verb; not generally used with auxiliaries such as be.
                I play tennis; she does too.
          6. v. # (AAVE) Can refer back to be.
           #     They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
          7. v. To perform; to execute.
                All you ever do is surf the Internet. What will you do this afternoon?
          8. v. (obsolete) To cause, make (someone) (do something).
          9. v. (intransitive, transitive) To suffice.
                it’s not the best broom, but it will have to do;  this will do me, thanks.
          10. v. (intransitive) To be reasonable or acceptable.
                It simply will not do to have dozens of children running around such a quiet event.
          11. v. To have (as an effect).
                The fresh air did him some good.
          12. v. (intransitive) To fare, perform (well or poorly).
                Our relationship isn't doing very well;  how do you do?
          13. v. (transitive, chiefly in questions) To have as one's job.
                What does Bob do? — He's a plumber.
          14. v. To perform the tasks or actions associated with (something)
                Don't forget to do your report means something quite different depending on whether you're a student or a programmer.
          15. v. To cook.
                I'll just do some eggs.
          16. v. To travel in, to tour, to make a circuit of.
                Let’s do New York also.
          17. v. To treat in a certain way.
          18. v. To work for or on, by way of caring for, looking after, preparing, cleaning, keeping in order, etc.
          19. v. (intransitive, obsolete) To act or behave in a certain manner; to conduct oneself.
          20. v. (see also do time) To spend (time) in jail.
                I did five years for armed robbery.
          21. v. To impersonate or depict.
                They really laughed when he did Clinton, with a perfect accent and a leer.
          22. v. (transitive, slang) To kill.
          23. v. (transitive, slang) To deal with for good and all; to finish up; to undo; to ruin; to do for.
          24. v. (informal) To punish for a misdemeanor.
                He got done for speeding.
                Teacher'll do you for that!
          25. v. (transitive, slang) To have sex with. (See also do it)
          26. v. To cheat or swindle.
                That guy just did me out of two hundred bucks!
          27. v. To convert into a certain form; especially, to translate.
                the novel has just been done into English;  I'm going to do this play into a movie
          28. v. (transitive, intransitive) To finish.
                Aren't you done yet?
          29. v. (dated) To work as a domestic servant (with for).
          30. v. (archaic, dialectal, transitive, auxiliary) Used to form the present progressive of verbs.
          31. v. (stock exchange) To cash or to advance money for, as a bill or note.
          32. v. (informal, transitive) To make or provide.
                Do they do haircuts there?
                Could you do me a burger with mayonnaise instead of ketchup?
          33. v. (informal, transitive) To injure (one's own body part).
          34. v. To take drugs.
                I do cocaine.
          35. v. (transitive, in the form be doing somewhere) To exist with a purpose or for a reason.
                en - What's that car doing in our swimming pool?
          36. n. (colloquial) A party, celebration, social function.
                We’re having a bit of a do on Saturday to celebrate my birthday.
          37. n. (informal) A hairdo.
                Nice do!
          38. n. Something that can or should be done (usually in the phrase dos and don'ts).
          39. n. (obsolete) A deed; an act.
          40. n. (archaic) Ado; bustle; stir; to-do; A period of confusion or argument.
          41. n. (obsolete, UK, slang) A cheat; a swindler.
          42. n. (obsolete, UK, slang) An act of swindling; a fraud or deception.
          43. n. (music) A syllable used in solfège to represent the first and eighth tonic of a major scale.
          44. adv. (rare) (abbreviation of ditto)
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