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the
     1. art. Definite grammatical article that implies necessarily that an entity it articulates is presupposed; something already mentioned, or completely specified later in that same sentence, or assumed already
           I’m reading the book. (Compare I’m reading a book.)
           The street in front of your house. (Compare A street in Paris.)
           The men and women watched the man give the birdseed to the bird.
     2. art.          Used before a noun modified by a restrictive relative clause, indicating that the noun refers to a single referent defined by the relative clause.
                    The street that runs through my hometown.
     3. art. Used before an object considered to be unique, or of which there is only one at a time.
           No one knows how many galaxies there are in the universe.
           God save the Queen!
     4. art. Used before a superlative or an ordinal number modifying a noun, to indicate that the noun refers to a single item.
           That was the best apple pie ever.
     5. art.          Added to a superlative or an ordinal number to make it into a substantive.
                    That apple pie was the best.
     6. art. Introducing a singular term to be taken generically: preceding a name of something standing for a whole class.
     7. art. Used before an adjective, indicating all things (especially persons) described by that adjective.
           Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable.
     8. art. Used to indicate a certain example of (a noun) which is usually of most concern or most common or familiar.
           No one in the whole country had seen it before.
           I don't think I'll get to it until the morning.
     9. art. Used before a body part (especially of someone previously mentioned), as an alternative to a possessive pronoun.
           A stone hit him on the head. (= “A stone hit him on his head.”)
     10. art. When stressed, indicates that it describes an object which is considered to be best or exclusively worthy of attention.
           That is the hospital to go to for heart surgery.
     11. adv. 1=With a comparative ormore and a verb phrase, establishes a parallel with one or more other such comparatives.
           The hotter the better.
           The more I think about it, the weaker it looks.
           The more money donated, the more books purchased, and the more happy children.
           It looks weaker and weaker, the more I think about it.
     12. adv. 1=With a comparative, and often withfor it, indicates a result more like said comparative. This can be negated withnone.
           It was a difficult time, but I’m the wiser for it.
           It was a difficult time, and I’m none the wiser for it.
           I'm much the wiser for having had a difficult time like that.
the doctor asked
the body was gone
stock
     1. n. A store or supply.
     2. n.          (operations) A store of goods ready for sale; inventory.
                    We have a stock of televisions on hand.
     3. n.          A supply of anything ready for use.
                    Lay in a stock of wood for the winter season.
     4. n.          Railroad rolling stock.
     5. n.          (cards, in a card game) A stack of undealt cards made available to the players.
     6. n.          Farm or ranch animals; livestock.
     7. n.          The population of a given type of animal (especially fish) available to be captured from the wild for economic use.
     8. n. (finance) The capital raised by a company through the issue of shares. The total of shares held by an individual shareholder.
     9. n.          The price or value of the stock for a company on the stock market.
                    When the bad news came out, the company's stock dropped precipitously.
     10. n.          (figurative) The measure of how highly a person or institution is valued.
                    After that last screw-up of mine, my stock is pretty low around here.
     11. n.          Any of several types of security that are similar to a stock, or marketed like one.
     12. n. The raw material from which things are made; feedstock.
     13. n.          Broth made from meat (originally bones) or vegetables, used as a basis for stew or soup.
     14. n.          The type of paper used in printing.
                    The books were printed on a heavier stock this year.
     15. n.          Undeveloped film; film stock.
     16. n.          Plain soap before it is coloured and perfumed.
     17. n. Stock theater, summer stock theater.
     18. n. The trunk and woody main stems of a tree. The base from which something grows or branches.
     19. n.          (horticulture) The plant upon which the scion is grafted.
     20. n.          lineage, family, ancestry.
     21. n.         # (linguistics) A larger grouping of language families: a superfamily or macrofamily.
     22. n. Any of the several species of cruciferous flowers in the genus Matthiola.
     23. n. A handle or stem to which the working part of an implement or weapon is attached.
     24. n.          (firearm) The part of a rifle or shotgun that rests against the shooter's shoulder.
     25. n.          The handle of a whip, fishing rod, etc.
     26. n. Part of a machine that supports items or holds them in place.
     27. n.          The headstock of a lathe, drill, etc.
     28. n.          The tailstock of a lathe.
     29. n. A bar, stick or rod.
     30. n.          A ski pole.
     31. n.          (nautical) A bar going through an anchor, perpendicular to the flukes.
     32. n.          (nautical) The axle attached to the rudder, which transfers the movement of the helm to the rudder.
     33. n.          (geology) A pipe (vertical cylinder of ore)
     34. n. A type of (now formal or official) neckwear.
     35. n.          A necktie or cravat, particularly a wide necktie popular in the eighteenth century, often seen today as a part of formal wear for horse riding competit
     36. n.          A piece of black cloth worn under a clerical collar.
     37. n. A bed for infants; a crib, cot, or cradle
     38. n. (folklore) A piece of wood magically made to be just like a real baby and substituted for it by magical beings.
     39. n. (obsolete) A cover for the legs; a stocking.
     40. n. A block of wood; something fixed and solid; a pillar; a firm support; a post.
     41. n. (by extension, obsolete) A person who is as dull and lifeless as a stock or post; one who has little sense.
     42. n. (historical) The longest part of a split tally stick formerly struck in the exchequer, which was delivered to the person who had lent the king money on account, as the evidence of indebtedness.
     43. n. (shipbuilding, in the plural) The frame or timbers on which a ship rests during construction.
     44. n. (in the plural) Red and grey bricks, used for the exterior of walls and the front of buildings.
     45. n. (biology) In tectology, an aggregate or colony of individuals, such as as trees, chains of salpae, etc.
     46. n. The beater of a fulling mill.
     47. v. To have on hand for sale.
           The store stocks all kinds of dried vegetables.
     48. v. To provide with material requisites; to store; to fill; to supply.
           to stock a warehouse with goods
           to stock a farm, i.e. to supply it with cattle and tools
           to stock land, i.e. to occupy it with a permanent growth, especially of grass
     49. v. To allow (cows) to retain milk for twenty-four hours or more prior to sale.
     50. v. To put in the stocks as punishment.
     51. v. (nautical) To fit (an anchor) with a stock, or to fasten the stock firmly in place.
     52. v. (card games, dated) To arrange cards in a certain manner for cheating purposes; to stack the deck.
     53. adj. Of a type normally available for purchase/in stock.
           stock items
           stock sizes
     54. adj. (racing, of a race car) Having the same configuration as cars sold to the non-racing public, or having been modified from such a car.
     55. adj. Straightforward, ordinary, just another, very basic.
           That band is quite stock
           He gave me a stock answer
     56. n. A thrust with a rapier; a stoccado.
at the least it would make me a laughing stock
was
     1. v. first-person singular past of be.
     2. v. third-person singular past of be.
it was small
was a crate of bananas
     be
          1. v. (intransitive, now literary) To exist; to have real existence.
          2. v. (with there, or dialectally it, as dummy subject) To exist.
                There is just one woman in town who can help us. (or, dialectally:) It is just one woman in town who can help us.
          3. v. (intransitive) To occupy a place.
                The cup is on the table.
          4. v. (intransitive) To occur, to take place.
                When will the meeting be?
          5. v. (intransitive, in perfect tenses, without predicate) Elliptical form of "be here", "go to and return from" or similar.
                The postman has been today, but my tickets have still not yet come.
                I have been to Spain many times.
                Moscow, huh? I've never been, but it sounds fascinating.
          6. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to indicate that the subject and object are the same.
                Knowledge is bliss.
                Hi, I’m Jim.
          7. v. (transitive, copulative, mathematics) Used to indicate that the values on either side of an equation are the same.
                3 times 5 is fifteen.
          8. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to indicate that the subject plays the role of the predicate nominal.
                François Mitterrand was president of France from 1981 to 1995.
          9. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to connect a noun to an adjective that describes it.
                The sky is blue.
          10. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to indicate that the subject has the qualities described by a noun or noun phrase.
                The sky is a deep blue today.
          11. v. (transitive, auxiliary) Used to form the passive voice.
                The dog was drowned by the boy.
          12. v. (transitive, auxiliary) Used to form the continuous forms of various tenses.
                The woman is walking.
                I shall be writing to you soon.
                We liked to chat while we were eating.
          13. v. (archaic, auxiliary) Used to form the perfect aspect with certain intransitive verbs, most of which indicate motion. Often still used for "to go".
          14. v. (transitive, auxiliary) Used to form future tenses, especially the future periphrastic.
                I am to leave tomorrow.
                I would drive you, were I to obtain a car.
          15. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to link a subject to a measurement.
                This building is three hundred years old.
                I am 75 kilograms.
                He’s about 6 feet tall.
          16. v. (transitive, copulative, with a cardinal numeral) Used to state the age of a subject in years.
                I’m 20. (= I am 20 years old.)
          17. v. (with a dummy subject) it Used to indicate the time of day.
                It is almost eight. (= It is almost eight o’clock.)
                It’s 8:30 read eight-thirty in Tokyo.
                What time is it there? It’s night.
          18. v. (With since) Used to indicate passage of time since the occurrence of an event.
                It has been three years since my grandmother died. (similar to My grandmother died three years ago, but emphasizes the intervening period)
                It had been six days since his departure, when I received a letter from him.
          19. v. (often, impersonal, with it as a dummy subject) Used to indicate weather, air quality, or the like.
                It is hot in Arizona, but it is not usually humid.
                Why is it so dark in here?
          20. v. (dynamic/lexical "be", especially in progressive tenses, conjugated non-suppletively in the present tense, see usage notes) To exist or behave in a certain way.
                "What do we do?" "We be ourselves.".
                Why is he being nice to me?
downgraded
     1. v. simple past tense and past participle of downgrade
     2. adj. Whose rating, status etc has been reduced
     downgrade
          1. n. A reduction of a rating, as a financial or credit rating.
          2. v. To place lower in position.
                The stock was downgraded from 'buy' to 'sell'.
          3. v. To 'dumb down', reduce in complexity, or remove unnecessary parts.
          4. v. To disparage.
          5. v. (meteorology) to reduce the official estimate of a storm's intensity.
          6. v. (computing) To revert software back to an older version.
from
     1. prep. With the source or provenance of or at.
           This wine comes from France.
           I got a letter from my brother.
     2. prep. With the origin, starting point or initial reference of or at.
           He had books piled from floor to ceiling.
           He left yesterday from Chicago.
           Face away from the wall!
     3. prep. (mathematics, now uncommon) Denoting a subtraction operation.
           20 from 31 leaves 11.
     4. prep. With the separation, exclusion or differentiation of.
           An umbrella protects from the sun.
           He knows right from wrong.
from a single room
I knew it from the beginning
'buy'
to
     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
she said to herself
married to the law!
'sell'
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