Saturday, January 15, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
- S: (n) sponge (a porous mass of interlacing fibers that forms the internal skeleton of various marine animals and usable to absorb water or any porous rubber or cellulose product similarly used)
- S: (n) quick study, sponge (someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily) "she soaks up foreign languages like a sponge"
- S: (n) leech, parasite, sponge, sponger (a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage)
- S: (n) sponge, poriferan, parazoan (primitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework; usually occurs in sessile colonies)
- S: (v) sponge (wipe with a sponge, so as to clean or moisten)
- S: (v) mooch, bum, cadge, grub, sponge (ask for and get free; be a parasite)
- S: (v) sponge (erase with a sponge; as of words on a blackboard)
- S: (v) sponge (soak up with a sponge)
- S: (v) sponge (gather sponges, in the ocean)
Definition of 'sponge' from Princeton's WordNet
Thursday, January 13, 2011
- S: (n) pulse, pulsation, heartbeat, beat (the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart) "he could feel the beat of her heart"
- S: (n) blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minute (a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)) "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
- S: (n) heartbeat (an animating or vital unifying force) "New York is the commercial heartbeat of America"
Definition of 'heartbeat' from Princeton's WordNet