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twice
     1. adv. Two times.
     2. adv. (usually with "as", of a specified quality) Doubled in quantity, intensity, or degree.
in
     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.
in a troubled way
in just that same way
barely
     1. adv. (degree) By a small margin.
     2. adv. (degree) Almost not at all.
           The plane is so far away now I can barely see it.
           Yes, it is barely visible.
     3. adv. (archaic) merely.
he had barely finished the third of the series of cigars
four
     1. num. (cardinal) A numerical value equal to 4; the number after three and before five; two plus two. This many dots (••••)
           There are four seasons: winter, spring, summer and autumn.
     2. num. Describing a set or group with four elements.
     3. n. The digit or figure 4; an occurrence thereof.
     4. n. Anything measuring four units, as length.
           Do you have any more fours? I want to make this a little taller.
     5. n. A person who is four years old.
           I'll take the threes, fours and fives and go to the playground.
     6. n. (cricket) An event whereby a batsman hits a ball which bounces on the ground before passing over a boundary in the air, resulting in an award of 4 runs for the batting team. If the ball does not bounc
     7. n. (basketball) A power forward.
     8. n. (rowing) Quadruple sculls.
     9. n. (obsolete) A four-pennyworth of spirits.
months
     1. n. plural of month
     2. n. (obsolete, plurale tantum) A woman's period; menstrual discharge.
     month
          1. n. A period into which a year is divided, historically based on the phases of the moon.
                July is my favourite month.
          2. n. A period of 30 days, 31 days, or some alternation thereof.
                We went on holiday for two months.
          3. n. (obsolete, in the plural) A woman's period; menstrual discharge.
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.
said the detective
singing in the choir
Chancellor
     1. n. An honorific for the head of state of a republic in Germany.
     2. n. A senior secretary or official with administrative or legal duties, sometimes in charge of some area of government such as finance or justice.
           Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster  Lord Chancellor
     3. n. The head of the government in some German-speaking countries.
           Synonyms: Reichskanzler, q1=historical
           the Austrian Chancellor
     4. n. (Christianity) A senior record keeper of a cathedral; a senior legal officer for a bishop or diocese in charge of hearing cases involving ecclesiastical law.
     5. n. (education) The head of a university, sometimes purely ceremonial.
     6. n. (Britain) (short for, Chancellor of the Exchequer)
     7. n. (Scotland) The foreman of a jury.
     8. n. (US, law) The chief judge of a court of chancery (that is, one exercising equity jurisdiction).
has
     1. v. third-person singular present indicative of have
has the bird flown
has anything been moved
     have
                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.
had
     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.
but the snake had gone
she had got of work begun
     have
                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.
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
come to think of it
then a bird to sing to you
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.
His
     1. pron. honoraltcaps, his
     2. det. Belonging to him.
     3. det. (dated) Belonging to a person of unspecified gender.
     4. det. (obsolete) Its; belonging to it. (Now only when implying personification.)
     5. det. (archaic) Used as a genitive marker in place of ’s after a noun, especially a masculine noun ending in -s, to express the possessive case.
           Ahab his mark for Ahab's mark.
           Sejanus his Fall
     6. pron. That which belongs to him; the possessive case of he, used without a following noun.
           The decision was his to live with.
     7. pron. alternative spelling of His
     8. n. plural of hi
forecasts
     1. v. third-person singular present indicative of forecast
     2. n. plural of forecast
     forecast
          1. v. To estimate how something will be in the future.
                to forecast the weather
                to forecast a storm
          2. v. (obsolete) To contrive or plan beforehand.
          3. n. An estimation of a future condition.
          4. n. A prediction of the weather.
                * What's the forecast for tomorrow?
          5. n. (betting) Exacta.
for
     1. conj. (dated) Because.
     2. prep. Towards.
           The astronauts headed for the moon.
     3. prep. Directed at, intended to belong to.
           I have something for you.
     4. prep. In honor of, or directed towards the celebration or event of.
           We're having a birthday party for Janet.
           The cake is for Tom and Helen's anniversary.
           The mayor gave a speech for the charity gala.
     5. prep. Supporting.
           All those for the motion raise your hands.
     6. prep. Because of.
           He wouldn't apologize; and just for that, she refused to help him.
           (UK usage) He looks better for having lost weight.
           She was the worse for drink.
     7. prep. Over a period of time.
           I've lived here for three years.
           They fought for days over a silly pencil.
     8. prep. Throughout an extent of space.
     9. prep. On behalf of.
           I will stand in for him.
     10. prep. Instead of, or in place of.
     11. prep. In order to obtain or acquire.
           I am aiming for completion by the end of business Thursday.
           He's going for his doctorate.
           Do you want to go for coffee?
           People all over Greece looked to Delphi for answers.
           Can you go to the store for some eggs?
           I'm saving up for a car.
           Don't wait for an answer.
           What did he ask you for?
     12. prep. In the direction of: marks a point one is going toward.
           Run for the hills!
           He was headed for the door when he remembered.
     13. prep. By the standards of, usually with the implication of those standards being lower than one might otherwise expect.
           Fair for its day.
           She's spry for an old lady.
     14. prep. Despite, in spite of.
     15. prep. Used to indicate the subject of a to-infinitive.
           For that to happen now is incredibly unlikely. (=It is incredibly unlikely that that will happen now.)
           All I want is for you to be happy. (=All I want is that you be happy.)
     16. prep. (chiefly US) Out of; used to indicate a fraction, a ratio
           In term of base hits, Jones was three for four on the day
     17. prep. (cricket) Used as part of a score to indicate the number of wickets that have fallen.
           At close of play, England were 305 for 3.
     18. prep. To be, or as being.
     19. prep. (obsolete) (Indicating that in prevention of which, or through fear of which, anything is done.)
     20. prep. Used to construe various verbs (see the entries for individual phrasal verbs).
waiting for her
all ready for writing
economic
     1. adj. Pertaining to an economy.
     2. adj. Frugal; cheap (in the sense of representing good value); economical.
     3. adj. Pertaining to the study of money and its movement.
growth
     1. n. An increase in size, number, value, or strength.
           Growth was dampened by a softening of the global economy in 2001, but picked up in the subsequent years due to strong growth in China.
     2. n. (biology) The act of growing, getting bigger or higher.
     3. n. (biology) Something that grows or has grown.
     4. n. (pathology) An abnormal mass such as a tumor.
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