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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 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.
the law is the law
her hand on the knob
     1. n. An original form or object which is a basis for other forms or objects (particularly manufactured items), or for its generalizations and models.
     2. n. An early sample or model built to test a concept or process.
           The prototype had loose wires and rough edges, but it worked.
     3. n. (computing) A declaration of a function that specifies the name, return type, and parameters, but none of the body or actual code.
     4. n. (semantics) An instance of a category or a concept that combines its most representative attributes.
           A robin is a prototype of a bird; a penguin is not.
     5. v. To create a prototype of.
     1. v. simple past tense and past participle of have.
     2. v. (auxiliary) Used to form the pluperfect tense, expressing a completed action in the past (with a past participle).
     3. v. (auxiliary, now rare) As past subjunctive: would have.
     4. adj. (obsolete) Available.
it had been killed
had a voice that somehow
                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. To let loose, to free from restraints.
     2. v. To unfasten, to loosen.
     3. v. To make less tight, to loosen.
     4. v. (intransitive) Of a grip or hold, to let go.
     5. v. (archery) to shoot (an arrow)
     6. v. (obsolete) To set sail.
     7. v. (obsolete) To solve; to interpret.
     8. adj. Not fixed in place tightly or firmly.
           This wheelbarrow has a loose wheel.
     9. adj. Not held or packaged together.
           You can buy apples in a pack, but they are cheaper loose.
     10. adj. Not under control.
           The dog is loose again.
     11. adj. Not fitting closely
           I wear loose clothes when it is hot.
     12. adj. Not compact.
           It is difficult walking on loose gravel.
           a cloth of loose texture
     13. adj. Relaxed.
           She danced with a loose flowing movement.
     14. adj. Not precise or exact; vague; indeterminate.
           a loose way of reasoning
     15. adj. Indiscreet.
           Loose talk costs lives.
     16. adj. (dated) Free from moral restraint; immoral, unchaste.
     17. adj. (not comparable, sports) Not being in the possession of any competing team during a game.
           He caught an elbow going after a loose ball.
           The puck was momentarily loose right in front of the net.
     18. adj. (dated) Not costive; having lax bowels.
     19. n. (archery) The release of an arrow.
     20. n. (obsolete) A state of laxity or indulgence; unrestrained freedom, abandonment.
     21. n. (rugby) All play other than set pieces (scrums and line-outs).
     22. n. Freedom from restraint.
     23. n. A letting go; discharge.
     24. interj. (archery) begin shooting; release your arrows
     25. v. misspelling of lose
           I'm going to loose this game.
     1. n. plural of wire
     2. v. third-person singular present indicative of wire
          1. n. Metal formed into a thin, even thread, now usually by being drawn through a hole in a steel die.
          2. n. A piece of such material; a thread or slender rod of metal, a cable.
          3. n. A metal conductor that carries electricity.
          4. n. A fence made of usually barbed wire.
          5. n. (sports) A finish line of a racetrack.
          6. n. (informal) A telecommunication wire or cable
          7. n. (by extension) An electric telegraph; a telegram.
          8. n. (slang) A hidden listening device on the person of an undercover operative for the purposes of obtaining incriminating spoken evidence.
          9. n. (informal) A deadline or critical endpoint.
                This election is going to go right to the wire
          10. n. (billiards) A wire strung with beads and hung horizontally above or near the table which is used to keep score.
          11. n. (usually plural) Any of the system of wires used to operate the puppets in a puppet show; hence, the network of hidden influences controlling the action of a person or organization; strings.
                to pull the wires for office
          12. n. (archaic, thieves' slang) A pickpocket who targets women.
          13. n. (Scotland) A knitting needle.
          14. v. To fasten with wire, especially with reference to wine bottles, corks, or fencing.
                We need to wire that hole in the fence.
          15. v. To string on a wire.
                wire beads
          16. v. To equip with wires for use with electricity.
          17. v. To add something into an electrical system by means of wiring; to incorporate or include something.
                I'll just wire your camera to the computer screen.
          18. v. (informal) To send a message or a money value to another person through a telecommunications system, formerly predominantly by telegraph.
                Urgent: please wire me another 100 pounds sterling.
          19. v. To make someone tense or psyched up.
                I'm never going to sleep: I'm completely wired from all that coffee.
          20. v. (slang) To install eavesdropping equipment.
                We wired the suspect's house.
          21. v. To snare by means of a wire or wires.
          22. v. (transitive, croquet) To place (a ball) so that the wire of a wicket prevents a successful shot.
     1. conj. As a coordinating conjunction; expressing two elements to be taken together or in addition to each other.
     2. conj.          Used simply to connect two noun phrases, adjectives or adverbs.
     3. conj.          Simply connecting two clauses or sentences.
     4. conj.          Introducing a clause or sentence which follows on in time or consequence from the first.
     5. conj.          (obsolete) Yet; but.
     6. conj.          Used to connect certain numbers: connecting units when they precede tens (not dated); connecting tens and units to hundreds, thousands etc. (now often
     7. conj.          (now colloquial, or literary) Used to connect more than two elements together in a chain, sometimes to stress the number of elements.
     8. conj.          Connecting two identical elements, with implications of continued or infinite repetition.
     9. conj.          Introducing a parenthetical or explanatory clause.
     10. conj.          Introducing the continuation of narration from a previous understood point; also used alone as a question: ‘and so what?’.
     11. conj.          (now regional or somewhat colloquial) Used to connect two verbs where the second is dependent on the first: ‘to’. Used especially after come,
     12. conj.          Introducing a qualitative difference between things having the same name; "as well as other".
     13. conj.          Used to combine numbers in addition; plus (with singular or plural verb).
     14. conj. Expressing a condition.:
     15. conj.          (now US dialect) If; provided that.
     16. conj.          (obsolete) As if, as though.
     17. n. (enm, music, often informal) In rhythm, the second half of a divided beat.
     18. n. (UK dialectal) Breath.
     19. n. (UK dialectal) Sea smoke; steam fog.
     20. v. (UK dialectal, intransitive) To breathe; whisper; devise; imagine.
and then
and whispered
     1. adj. Not smooth; uneven.
     2. adj. Approximate; hasty or careless; not finished.
           a rough estimate; a rough sketch of a building; a rough plan
     3. adj. Turbulent.
           The sea was rough.
     4. adj. Difficult; trying.
           Being a teenager nowadays can be rough.
     5. adj. Crude; unrefined
           His manners are a bit rough, but he means well.
     6. adj. Violent; not careful or subtle
           This box has been through some rough handling.
     7. adj. Loud and hoarse; offensive to the ear; harsh; grating.
           a rough tone; a rough voice
     8. adj. Not polished; uncut; said of a gem.
           a rough diamond
     9. adj. Harsh-tasting.
           rough wine
     10. adj. (chiefly UK, colloquial, slang) Somewhat ill; sick
     11. adj. (chiefly UK, colloquial, slang) Unwell due to alcohol; hungover
     12. n. The unmowed part of a golf course.
     13. n. A rude fellow; a coarse bully; a rowdy.
     14. n. (cricket) A scuffed and roughened area of the pitch, where the bowler's feet fall, used as a target by spin bowlers because of its unpredictable bounce.
     15. n. The raw material from which faceted or cabochon gems are created.
     16. n. A quick sketch, similar to a thumbnail, but larger and more detailed. Meant for artistic brainstorming and a vital step in the design process.
     17. n. (obsolete) Boisterous weather.
     18. v. To create in an approximate form.
           Rough in the shape first, then polish the details.
     19. v. (ice hockey) To commit the offense of roughing, i.e. to punch another player.
     20. v. To render rough; to roughen.
     21. v. To break in (a horse, etc.), especially for military purposes.
     22. v. To endure primitive conditions.
     23. adv. In a rough manner; rudely; roughly.
though with a fund of rough humour;
     1. n. plural of edge
     2. v. third-person singular present indicative of edge
          1. n. The boundary line of a surface.
          2. n. (geometry) A one-dimensional face of a polytope. In particular, the joining line between two vertices of a polygon; the place where two faces of a polyhedron meet.
          3. n. An advantage.
                I have the edge on him.
          4. n. (also figuratively) The thin cutting side of the blade of an instrument, such as an ax, knife, sword, or scythe; that which cuts as an edge does, or wounds deeply, etc.
          5. n. A sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; an extreme verge.
                The cup is right on the edge of the table.
                He is standing on the edge of a precipice.
          6. n. Sharpness; readiness or fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire.
          7. n. The border or part adjacent to the line of division; the beginning or early part (of a period of time)
                in the edge of evening
          8. n. (cricket) A shot where the ball comes off the edge of the bat, often unintentionally.
          9. n. (graph theory) A connected pair of vertices in a graph.
          10. n. In male masturbation, a level of sexual arousal that is maintained just short of reaching the point of inevitability, or climax; see also edging.
          11. v. To move an object slowly and carefully in a particular direction.
                He edged the book across the table.
          12. v. (intransitive) To move slowly and carefully in a particular direction.
                He edged away from her.
          13. v. (usually in the form 'just edge') To win by a small margin.
          14. v. (cricket, transitive) To hit the ball with an edge of the bat, causing a fine deflection.
          15. v. To trim the margin of a lawn where the grass meets the sidewalk, usually with an electric or gas-powered lawn edger.
          16. v. To furnish with an edge; to construct an edging.
          17. v. To furnish with an edge, as a tool or weapon; to sharpen.
          18. v. (figurative) To make sharp or keen; to incite; to exasperate; to goad; to urge or egg on.
          19. v. (intransitive) To delay one's orgasm so as to remain almost at the point of orgasm.
     1. prep. (obsolete, outside, Scotland) Outside of.
           Away but the hoose and tell me whae's there.
     2. prep. Apart from, except (for), excluding.
           Everyone but Father left early.
           I like everything but that.
           Nobody answered the door when I knocked, so I had no choice but to leave.
     3. adv. Merely, only, just.
     4. adv. (Australian, conjunctive) Though, however.
           I'll have to go home early but.
     5. adv. Used as an intensifier.
           Nobody, but nobody, crosses me and gets away with it.
     6. conj. (following a negative clause or sentence) On the contrary, but rather (introducing a word or clause that contrasts with or contradicts the preceding clause or sentence without the negation).
           I am not rich but (I am) poor;  not John but Peter went there.
     7. conj. However, although, nevertheless, on the other hand (implies that the following clause is contrary to prior belief or contrasts with or contradicts the preceding clause or sentence).
           She is very old but still attractive.
           You told me I could do that, but she said that I could not.
     8. conj. Except that (introducing a subordinate clause which qualifies a negative statement); also, with omission of the subject of the subordinate clause, acting as a negative relative, "except one that", "ex
           I cannot but feel offended.
     9. conj. (archaic) Without its also being the case that; unless that (introducing a necessary concomitant).
           It never rains but it pours.
     10. conj. (obsolete) Except with; unless with; without.
     11. conj. (obsolete) Only; solely; merely.
     12. conj. (obsolete) Until.
     13. n. An instance or example of using the word "but".
           It has to be done – no ifs or buts.
     14. n. (Scotland) The outer room of a small two-room cottage.
     15. n. A limit; a boundary.
     16. n. The end; especially the larger or thicker end, or the blunt, in distinction from the sharp, end; the butt.
     17. v. (archaic) Use the word "but".
           But me no buts.
but harry
but at present
     1. pron. The third-person singular personal pronoun that is normally used to refer to an inanimate object or abstract entity, also often used to refer to animals.
           Put it over there.
           Take each day as it comes.
           I heard the sound of the school bus - it was early today.
     2. pron. A third-person singular personal pronoun used to refer to a child, especially of unknown gender.
           She took the baby and held it in her arms.
     3. pron. Used to refer to someone being identified, often on the phone, but not limited to this situation.
           It's me. John.
           Is it her?
     4. pron. The impersonal pronoun, used without referent as the subject of an impersonal verb or statement. (known as the dummy pronoun or weather it)
           It is nearly 10 o’clock.
           It’s 10:45 read ten-forty-five.
           It’s very cold today.
           It’s lonely without you.
     5. pron. The impersonal pronoun, used without referent in various short idioms.
           stick it out
           live it up
           rough it
     6. pron. The impersonal pronoun, used as a placeholder for a delayed subject, or less commonly, object; known as the dummy pronoun or, more formally in linguistics, a syntactic expletive. The delayed subject i
           It is easy to see how she would think that. (with the infinitive clause headed by to see)
           I find it odd that you would say that. (with the noun clause introduced by that)
           It is hard seeing you so sick. (with the gerund seeing)
           He saw to it that everyone would vote for him. (with the noun clause introduced by that)
           It is not clear if the report was true. (with the noun clause introduced by if)
     7. pron. All or the end; something after which there is no more.
           Are there more students in this class, or is this it?
           That's it—I'm not going to any more candy stores with you.
     8. pron. (chiefly pejorative, offensive) A third-person singular personal pronoun used to refer to an animate referent who is transgender or is neither female nor male.
     9. pron. (obsolete) (Followed by an omitted and understood relative pronoun): That which; what.
     10. det. (obsolete) its
     11. n. One who is neither a he nor a she; a creature; a dehumanized being.
     12. n. The person who chases and tries to catch the other players in the playground game of tag.
           In the next game, Adam and Tom will be it…
     13. n. (British) The game of tag.
           Let's play it at breaktime.
     14. n. Sex appeal, especially that which goes beyond beauty.
     15. n. (euphemism) Sexual activity.
           caught them doing it
     16. adj. (colloquial) Most fashionable.
she reached for it
because it looked well
     1. v. simple past tense and past participle of work
     2. adj. Designed or executed in a particular manner or to a particular degree.
     3. adj. Wrought.
     4. adj.          Processed in a particular way; prepared via labour.
     5. adj.          Decorated or embellished; embroidered.
     6. adj. Prepared so as to demonstrate the steps required.
she worked with it for a minute
who were looking for evidence against the woman who had worked in that kitchen
          1. n. (heading) Employment.
          2. n.          Labour, occupation, job.
                        My work involves a lot of travel.
          3. n.          The place where one is employed.
                        He hasn’t come home yet, he’s still at work.
          4. n.          One's employer
                        “I want to go to the R.E.M. reunion concert but I'm not sure if my work will let me off.”
          5. n. (heading) Effort.
          6. n.          Effort expended on a particular task.
                        Holding a brick over your head is hard work. It takes a lot of work to write a dictionary.
          7. n.          Sustained human effort to overcome obstacles and achieve a result.
                        We know what we must do. Let's go to work.
          8. n.          Something on which effort is expended.
                        There's lots of work waiting for me at the office.
          9. n.          (physics) A measure of energy expended in moving an object; most commonly, force times distance. No work is done if the object does not move.
                        Work is done against friction to drag a bag along the ground.
          10. n.          (physics, more generally) A measure of energy that is usefully extracted from a process.
          11. n. Sustained effort to achieve a goal or result, especially overcoming obstacles.
                We don't have much time. Let's get to work piling up those sandbags.
          12. n. Product; the result of effort.:
          13. n.          (often, in combination) The result of a particular manner of production.
                        There's a lot of guesswork involved.
          14. n.          (often, in combination) Something produced using the specified material or tool.
                        We've got some paperwork to do before we can get started. The piece was decorated with intricate filigree work.
          15. n.          A literary, artistic, or intellectual production.
                        It is a work of art.
                        the poetic works of Alexander Pope
          16. n.          A fortification.
                        William the Conqueror fortified many castles, throwing up new ramparts, bastions and all manner of works.
          17. n. (slang) The staging of events to appear as real.
          18. n. (mining) Ore before it is dressed.
          19. n. The equipment needed to inject a drug (syringes, needles, swabs etc.)
                Tell me you're using clean works at least.
          20. v. (intransitive) To do a specific task by employing physical or mental powers.
                He’s working in a bar.
          21. v.          Followed by in (or at, etc.) Said of one's workplace (building), or one's department, or one's trade (sphere of business).
                        I work in a national park
                        she works in the human resources department
                        he mostly works in logging, but sometimes works in carpentry
          22. v.          Followed by as. Said of one's job title
                        I work as a cleaner.
          23. v.          Followed by for. Said of a company or individual who employs.
                        she works for Microsoft
                        he works for the president
          24. v.          Followed by with. General use, said of either fellow employees or instruments or clients.
                        I work closely with my Canadian counterparts
                        you work with computers
                        she works with the homeless people from the suburbs
          25. v. To effect by gradual degrees.
                he worked his way through the crowd
                the dye worked its way through
                using some tweezers, she worked the bee sting out of her hand
          26. v. To embroider with thread.
          27. v. To set into action.
                He worked the levers.
          28. v. To cause to ferment.
          29. v. (intransitive) To ferment.
          30. v. To exhaust, by working.
                The mine was worked until the last scrap of ore had been extracted.
          31. v. To shape, form, or improve a material.
                He used pliers to work the wire into shape.
          32. v. To operate in a certain place, area, or speciality.
                she works the night clubs
                the salesman works the Midwest
                this artist works mostly in acrylics
          33. v. To operate in or through; as, to work the phones.
          34. v. To provoke or excite; to influence.
                The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy.
          35. v. To use or manipulate to one’s advantage.
                She knows how to work the system.
          36. v. To cause to happen or to occur as a consequence.
                I cannot work a miracle.
          37. v. To cause to work.
                He is working his servants hard.
          38. v. (intransitive) To function correctly; to act as intended; to achieve the goal designed for.
                he pointed at the car and asked, "Does it work"?;  he looked at the bottle of pain pills, wondering if they would work;  my plan didn’t work
          39. v. (intransitive, figuratively) To influence.
                They worked on her to join the group.
          40. v. (intransitive) To effect by gradual degrees; as, to work into the earth.
          41. v. (intransitive) To move in an agitated manner.
                His fingers worked with tension.
                A ship works in a heavy sea.
          42. v. (intransitive) To behave in a certain way when handled
                this dough does not work easily;  the soft metal works well
          43. v. (transitive, with two objects, poetic) To cause (someone) to feel (something); to do unto somebody (something, whether good or bad).
          44. v. (obsolete, intransitive) To hurt; to ache.
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