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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 doctor asked
the county attorney
sound
     1. adj. Healthy.
           He was safe and sound.
           In horse management a sound horse is one with no health problems that might affect its suitability for its intended work.
     2. adj. Complete, solid, or secure.
           Fred assured me the floorboards were sound.
     3. adj. (mathematics, logic) Having the property of soundness.
     4. adj. (UK, slang) Good; acceptable; decent.
           "How are you?" - "I'm sound.".
           That's a sound track you're playing.
           See that man over there? He's sound. You should get to know him.
     5. adj. (of sleep) Quiet and deep. Sound asleep means sleeping peacefully, often deeply.
           Her sleep was sound.
     6. adj. Heavy; laid on with force.
           a sound beating
     7. adj. Founded in law; legal; valid; not defective.
           a sound title to land
     8. adv. Soundly.
     9. interj. (UK, slang) Yes; used to show agreement or understanding, generally without much enthusiasm.
           - I found my jacket.- Sound.
     10. n. A sensation perceived by the ear caused by the vibration of air or some other medium.
           He turned when he heard the sound of footsteps behind him.  Nobody made a sound.
     11. n. A vibration capable of causing such sensations.
     12. n. (music) A distinctive style and sonority of a particular musician, orchestra etc
     13. n. Noise without meaning; empty noise.
     14. n. earshot, Earshot, distance within which a certain noise may be heard.
           Stay within the sound of my voice.
     15. v. (intransitive) To produce a sound.
           When the horn sounds, take cover.
     16. v. (copulative) To convey an impression by one's sound.
           He sounded good when we last spoke.
           That story sounds like a pack of lies!
     17. v. (intransitive) To be conveyed in sound; to be spread or published; to convey intelligence by sound.
     18. v. (intransitive, obsolete) To resound.
     19. v. (intransitive, legal, often, with in) To arise or to be recognizable as arising in or from a particular area of law.
     20. v. To cause to produce a sound.
           Sound the alarm!
           He sounds the instrument.
     21. v. (transitive, phonetics, of a vowel or consonant) To pronounce.
           The "e" in "house" isn't sounded.
     22. n. (geography) A long narrow inlet, or a strait between the mainland and an island; also, a strait connecting two seas, or connecting a sea or lake with the ocean.
           Puget Sound; Owen Sound
     23. n. The air bladder of a fish.
           Cod sounds are an esteemed article of food.
     24. n. A cuttlefish.
     25. v. (intransitive) Dive downwards, used of a whale.
           The whale sounded and eight hundred feet of heavy line streaked out of the line tub before he ended his dive.
     26. v. To ascertain, or try to ascertain, the thoughts, motives, and purposes of (a person); to examine; to try; to test; to probe.
           When I sounded him, he appeared to favor the proposed deal.
     27. v. Test; ascertain the depth of water with a sounding line or other device.
           Mariners on sailing ships would sound the depth of the water with a weighted rope.
     28. v. (medicine) To examine with the instrument called a sound or sonde, or by auscultation or percussion.
           to sound a patient, or the bladder or urethra
     29. n. (medicine) An instrument for probing or dilating; a sonde.
     30. n. A long, thin probe for sounding body cavities or canals such as the urethra.
'I sleep sound.'
and his heart sound
of
     1. prep. Expressing distance or motion.
     2. prep.          (now obsolete, or dialectal) From (of distance, direction), "off".
     3. prep.          (obsolete except in phrases) Since, from (a given time, earlier state etc.).
     4. prep.          From, away from (a position, number, distance etc.).
                    There are no shops within twenty miles of the cottage.
     5. prep.          (North America, Scotland, Ireland) Before (the hour); to.
                    What's the time? / Nearly a quarter of three.
     6. prep. Expressing separation.
     7. prep.          (Indicating removal, absence or separation, with the action indicated by a transitive verb and the quality or substance by a grammatical object.)
                    Finally she was relieved of the burden of caring for her sick husband.
     8. prep.          (Indicating removal, absence or separation, with resulting state indicated by an adjective.)
                    He seemed devoid of human feelings.
     9. prep.          (obsolete) (Indicating removal, absence or separation, construed with an intransitive verb.)
     10. prep. Expressing origin.
     11. prep.          (Indicating an ancestral source or origin of descent.)
                    The word is believed to be of Japanese origin.
     12. prep.          (Indicating a (non-physical) source of action or emotion; introducing a cause, instigation); from, out of, as an expression of.
                    The invention was born of necessity.
     13. prep.          (following an intransitive verb) (Indicates the source or cause of the verb.)
                    It is said that she died of a broken heart.
     14. prep.          (following an adjective) (Indicates the subject or cause of the adjective.)
                    I am tired of all this nonsense.
     15. prep. Expressing agency.
     16. prep.          (following a passive verb) (Indicates the agent (for most verbs, now usually expressed with by).)
                    I am not particularly enamoured of this idea.
     17. prep.          (Used to introduce the "subjective genitive"; following a noun to form the head of a postmodifying noun phrase) (see also 'Possession' senses below).
                    The contract can be terminated at any time with the agreement of both parties.
     18. prep.          (following an adjective) (Used to indicate the agent of something described by the adjective.)
                    It was very brave of you to speak out like that.
     19. prep. Expressing composition, substance.
     20. prep.          (after a verb expressing construction, making etc.) (Used to indicate the material or substance used.)
                    Many 'corks' are now actually made of plastic.
     21. prep.          (directly following a noun) (Used to indicate the material of the just-mentioned object.)
                    She wore a dress of silk.
     22. prep.          (Indicating the composition of a given collective or quantitative noun.)
                    What a lot of nonsense!
     23. prep.          (Used to link a given class of things with a specific example of that class.)
                   Welcome to the historic town of Harwich.
     24. prep.          (Links two nouns in near-apposition, with the first qualifying the second); "which is also".
                    I'm not driving this wreck of a car.
     25. prep. Introducing subject matter.
     26. prep.          (Links an intransitive verb, or a transitive verb and its subject (especially verbs to do with thinking, feeling, expressing etc.), with its subject-ma
                    I'm always thinking of you.
     27. prep.          (following a noun (now chiefly nouns of knowledge, communication etc.)) (Introduces its subject matter); about, concerning.
                    He told us the story of his journey to India.
     28. prep.          (following an adjective) (Introduces its subject matter.)
                    This behaviour is typical of teenagers.
     29. prep. Having partitive effect.
     30. prep.          (following a number or other quantitive word) (Introduces the whole for which is indicated only the specified part or segment); "from among".
                    Most of these apples are rotten.
     31. prep.          (following a noun) (Indicates a given part.)
     32. prep.          (now archaic, literary, with preceding partitive word assumed, or as a predicate after to be) Some, an amount of, one of.
                    On the whole, they seem to be of the decent sort.
     33. prep.          (Links to a genitive noun or possessive pronoun, with partitive effect (though now often merged with possessive senses, below).)
                    He is a friend of mine.
     34. prep. Expressing possession.
     35. prep.          Belonging to, existing in, or taking place in a given location, place or time. Compare "origin" senses, above.
                    He was perhaps the most famous scientist of the twentieth century.
     36. prep.          Belonging to (a place) through having title, ownership or control over it.
                    The owner of the nightclub was arrested.
     37. prep.          Belonging to (someone or something) as something they possess or have as a characteristic; (the "possessive genitive". (With abstract nouns, this inter
                    Keep the handle of the saucepan away from the flames.
     38. prep. Forming the "objective genitive".
     39. prep.          (Follows an agent noun, verbal noun or noun of action.)
                    She had a profound distrust of the police.
     40. prep. Expressing qualities or characteristics.
     41. prep.          (now archaic, or literary) (Links an adjective with a noun or noun phrase to form a quasi-adverbial qualifier); in respect to, as regards.
                    My companion seemed affable and easy of manner.
     42. prep.          (Indicates a quality or characteristic); "characterized by".
                    Pooh was said to be a bear of very little brain.
     43. prep.          (Indicates quantity, age, price, etc.)
                    We have been paying interest at a rate of 10%.
     44. prep.          (US, informal considered incorrect by some) (Used to link singular indefinite nouns (preceded by the indefinite article) and attributive adjectives mod
                    It's not that big of a deal.
     45. prep. Expressing a point in time.
     46. prep.          (chiefly regional) During the course of (a set period of time, day of the week etc.), now specifically with implied repetition or regularity.
                    Of an evening, we would often go for a stroll along the river.
     47. prep.          (UK dialectal, chiefly in negative constructions) For (a given length of time).
                    I've not tekken her out of a goodly long while.
     48. prep.          (after a noun) (Indicates duration of a state, activity etc.)
                    After a delay of three hours, the plane finally took off.
in spite of all this
precisely what kind of evidence
that
     1. conj. Introducing a clause which is the subject or object of a verb (such as one involving reported speech), or which is a complement to a previous statement.
           He told me that the book is a good read.
           I believe that it is true. — She is convinced that he is British.
     2. conj. Introducing a subordinate clause expressing a reason or cause: because, in that.
           Be glad that you have enough to eat.
     3. conj. (now uncommon) Introducing a subordinate clause that expresses an aim, purpose or goal ("final"), and usually contains the auxiliaries may, might or should: so, so that.
     4. conj. Introducing — especially, but not exclusively, with an antecedent like so or such — a subordinate clause expressing a result, consequence or effect.
           The noise was so loud that she woke up.
           The problem was sufficiently important that it had to be addressed.
     5. conj. (archaic, or poetic) Introducing a premise or supposition for consideration: seeing as; inasmuch as; given that; as would appear from the fact that.
     6. conj. Introducing a subordinate clause modifying an adverb.
           Was John there? — Not that I saw.
           How often did she visit him? — Twice that I saw.
     7. conj. Introducing an exclamation expressing a desire or wish.
     8. conj. Introducing an exclamation expressing a strong emotion such as sadness or surprise.
     9. det. The (thing, person, idea, etc) indicated or understood from context, especially if more remote physically, temporally or mentally than one designated as "this", or if expressing distinction.
           That book is a good read. This one isn't.
           That battle was in 1450.
           That cat of yours is evil.
     10. pron. (demonstrative) The thing, person, idea, quality, event, action or time indicated or understood from context, especially if more remote geographically, temporally or mentally than one designated as "t
           He went home, and after that I never saw him again.
     11. pron. The known (thing); (used to refer to something just said).
           They're getting divorced. What do you think about that?
     12. pron. (demonstrative) The aforementioned quality; used together with a verb and pronoun to emphatically repeat a previous statement.
           The water is so cold! — That it is.
     13. pron. (relative) (plural that) Which, who; (representing a subject, direct object, indirect object, or object of a preposition).
           The CPR course that she took really came in handy.
           The house that he lived in was old and dilapidated.
     14. pron. (colloquial) (Used in place of relative adverbs such as where or when; often omitted.)
           the place that = where or to which I went last year
           the last time that = when I went to Europe
     15. adv. (degree) To a given extent or degree.
           "The ribbon was that thin." "I disagree, I say it was not that thin, it was thicker... or maybe thinner...".
     16. adv. (degree) To a great extent or degree; very, particularly (in negative constructions).
           I'm just not that sick.
           I did the run last year, and it wasn't that difficult.
     17. adv. (obsolete, outside, dialects) To such an extent; so. (in positive constructions).
           Ooh, I was that happy I nearly kissed her.
     18. n. (philosophy) Something being indicated that is there; one of those.
for that matter
that was a crime!
particular
     1. adj. (also non-comparable)
     2. adj. (obsolete) Pertaining only to a part of something; partial.
     3. adj. Specific; discrete; concrete.
           I couldn't find the particular model you asked for, but I hope this one will do.
           We knew it was named after John Smith, but nobody knows which particular John Smith.
     4. adj. Specialised; characteristic of a specific person or thing.
           I don't appreciate your particular brand of cynicism.
     5. adj. (obsolete) Known only to an individual person or group; confidential.
     6. adj. Distinguished in some way; special (often in negative constructions).
           My five favorite places are, in no particular order, New York, Chicago, Paris, San Francisco and London.
           I didn't have any particular interest in the book.
           He brought no particular news.
           She was the particular belle of the party.
     7. adj. (comparable) Of a person, concerned with, or attentive to, details; minute; precise; fastidious.
           He is very particular about his food and if it isn't cooked to perfection he will send it back.
           Women are more particular about their appearance.
     8. adj. Concerned with, or attentive to, details; minute; circumstantial; precise.
           a full and particular account of an accident
     9. adj. (legal) Containing a part only; limited.
           a particular estate, or one precedent to an estate in remainder
     10. adj. (legal) Holding a particular estate.
           a particular tenant
     11. adj. (logic) Forming a part of a genus; relatively limited in extension; affirmed or denied of a part of a subject.
           a particular proposition, opposed to "universal", e.g. (particular affirmative) "Some men are wise"; (particular negative) "Some men are not wise".
     12. n. A small individual part of something larger; a detail, a point.
     13. n. (obsolete) A person's own individual case.
     14. n. (now philosophy, chiefly in plural) A particular case; an individual thing as opposed to a whole class. (Opposed to generals, universals.)
at this particular point in his career
they're always very particular about that
bird
     1. n. A member of the class of animals Aves in the phylum Chordata, characterized by being warm-blooded, having feathers and wings usually capable of flight, and laying eggs.
           Ducks and sparrows are birds.
     2. n. (slang) A man, fellow.
     3. n. (US) A girl or woman, especially one considered sexually attractive.
     4. n. (Ireland) Girlfriend.
           Mike went out with his bird last night.
     5. n. (slang) An airplane.
     6. n. (slang) A satellite.
     7. n. (obsolete) A chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling.
     8. v. (intransitive) To observe or identify wild birds in their natural environment.
     9. v. (intransitive) To catch or shoot birds.
     10. v. (intransitive, figuratively) To seek for game or plunder; to thieve.
     11. n. (slang) A prison sentence.
           He’s doing bird.
     12. n. The vulgar hand gesture in which the middle finger is extended.
     13. n. (Asian slang) A penis.
has the bird flown
she liked the bird
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