Saturday, March 12, 2011

Swiper. (82/365)

for Jess Lucia's 365 Play*by*Playdate


  • S: (adj) amazing, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, awing (inspiring awe or admiration or wonder) "New York is an amazing city"; "the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight"; "the awesome complexity of the universe"; "this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath"- Melville; "Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent"
Definition of "awesome" from Princeton's WordNet

Friday, March 11, 2011

tree. (81/365)

for Misha's 365 ~ Trees Please:


  • S: (n) tree (a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms)
  • S: (n) tree, tree diagram (a figure that branches from a single root) "genealogical tree"
  • S: (n) Tree, Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree (English actor and theatrical producer noted for his lavish productions of Shakespeare (1853-1917))


  • S: (v) corner, tree (force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape)
  • S: (v) tree (plant with trees) "this lot should be treed so that the house will be shaded in summer"
  • S: (v) tree (chase an animal up a tree) "the hunters treed the bear with dogs and killed it"; "her dog likes to tree squirrels"
  • S: (v) tree, shoetree (stretch (a shoe) on a shoetree)
Definition of "tree" from Princeton's WordNet

(Definition of "spork" = see #83.)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

home. (80/365)

for PrixMadonna's 365 project The Happy Homemaker:


  • S: (n) home, place (where you live at a particular time) "deliver the package to my home"; "he doesn't have a home to go to"; "your place or mine?"
  • S: (n) dwelling, home, domicile, abode, habitation, dwelling house (housing that someone is living in) "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
  • S: (n) home (the country or state or city where you live) "Canadian tariffs enabled United States lumber companies to raise prices at home"; "his home is New Jersey"
  • S: (n) home plate, home base, home, plate ((baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score) "he ruled that the runner failed to touch home"
  • S: (n) base, home (the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end)
  • S: (n) home (place where something began and flourished) "the United States is the home of basketball"
  • S: (n) home (an environment offering affection and security) "home is where the heart is"; "he grew up in a good Christian home"; "there's no place like home"
  • S: (n) family, household, house, home, menage (a social unit living together) "he moved his family to Virginia"; "It was a good Christian household"; "I waited until the whole house was asleep"; "the teacher asked how many people made up his home"
  • S: (n) home, nursing home, rest home (an institution where people are cared for) "a home for the elderly"


  • S: (v) home (provide with, or send to, a home)
  • S: (v) home (return home accurately from a long distance) "homing pigeons"


  • S: (adj) home (used of your own ground) "a home game"
  • S: (adj) home (relating to or being where one lives or where one's roots are) "my home town"
  • S: (adj) home, interior, internal, national (inside the country) "the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior"; "the nation's internal politics"


  • S: (adv) home (at or to or in the direction of one's home or family) "He stays home on weekends"; "after the game the children brought friends home for supper"; "I'll be home tomorrow"; "came riding home in style"; "I hope you will come home for Christmas"; "I'll take her home"; "don't forget to write home"
  • S: (adv) home (on or to the point aimed at) "the arrow struck home"
  • S: (adv) home (to the fullest extent; to the heart) "drove the nail home"; "drove his point home"; "his comments hit home"

Definition of "home" from Princeton's WordNet

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

sun. (79/265)

for Tara Raymo's 365 project Sun A Day:

"Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


  • S: (n) sun, Sun (the star that is the source of light and heat for the planets in the solar system) "the sun contains 99.85% of the mass in the solar system"; "the Earth revolves around the Sun"
  • S: (n) sunlight, sunshine, sun (the rays of the sun) "the shingles were weathered by the sun and wind"
  • S: (n) sun (a person considered as a source of warmth or energy or glory etc)
  • S: (n) sun (any star around which a planetary system revolves)
  • S: (n) Sunday, Lord's Day, Dominicus, Sun (first day of the week; observed as a day of rest and worship by most Christians)


  • S: (v) sun, sunbathe (expose one's body to the sun)
  • S: (v) sun, insolate, solarize, solarise (expose to the rays of the sun or affect by exposure to the sun) "insolated paper may turn yellow and crumble"; "These herbs suffer when sunned"
Definition of "sun" from Princeton's WordNet

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

suffragette. (78/265)


S: (n) suffragette (a woman advocate of women's right to vote (especially a militant advocate in the United Kingdom at the beginning of the 20th century))

Definition of "suffragette" from Princeton's WordNet

Monday, March 7, 2011

fresh. (77/265)

found in Shockoe Bottom.



  • S: (adv) newly, freshly, fresh, new (very recently) "they are newly married"; "newly raised objections"; "a newly arranged hairdo"; "grass new washed by the rain"; "a freshly cleaned floor"; "we are fresh out of tomatoes"

Definition of "fresh" from Princeton's WordNet