Saturday, April 9, 2011

eat. (110/365)

found in Clarendon, Va.


  • S: (v) eat (take in solid food) "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?"
  • S: (v) eat (eat a meal; take a meal) "We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls"; "I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"
  • S: (v) feed, eat (take in food; used of animals only) "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?"
  • S: (v) eat, eat on (worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way) "What's eating you?"
  • S: (v) consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out (use up (resources or materials)) "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
  • S: (v) corrode, eat, rust (cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid) "The acid corroded the metal"; "The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink"

Definition of "eat" from Princeton's WordNet

Friday, April 8, 2011

thanks. (109/365)

a handwritten note from Austin Kleon of Newspaper Blackout.


  • S: (n) thanks (an acknowledgment of appreciation)
  • S: (n) thanks (with the help of or owing to) "thanks to hard work it was a great success"


S: (v) thank, give thanks (express gratitude or show appreciation to)

Definition of "thanks" from Princeton's WordNet

Thursday, April 7, 2011

basil. (108/365)


Definition of "basil" from Princeton's WordNet

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

relax. (106/365)

from: “Bedpan Elegance: Celebrating the Beauty of an Everyday Object

..."a series of thirty photographs of bedpans and other elimination vessels by William W. DuBois, professor and chair of Visual Media at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Since 1978, Professor DuBois has amassed a private collection of more than sixty bedpans in a variety of durable materials such as enamelware and ceramic, documenting a period of medical history before the revolution of disposable plastics. He has combined his collection with his passion for photography, resulting in these one-of-a-kind images of bedpan elegance"...


  • S: (v) relax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow down (become less tense, rest, or take one's ease) "He relaxed in the hot tub"; "Let's all relax after a hard day's work"
  • S: (v) relax, unbend (make less taut) "relax the tension on the rope"
  • S: (v) loosen, relax, loose (become loose or looser or less tight) "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed"
  • S: (v) relax, unstrain, unlax, loosen up, unwind, make relaxed (cause to feel relaxed) "A hot bath always relaxes me"
  • S: (v) relax, loosen up (become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner) "our new colleague relaxed when he saw that we were a friendly group"
  • S: (v) relax, loosen (make less severe or strict) "The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught"
  • S: (v) relax, loosen (become less severe or strict) "The rules relaxed after the new director arrived"
  • S: (v) slack, slacken, slack up, relax (make less active or fast) "He slackened his pace as he got tired"; "Don't relax your efforts now"

Definition of "relax" from Princeton's WordNet

Monday, April 4, 2011

exhale. (105/365)


Definition of "exhale" from Princeton's WordNet

Sunday, April 3, 2011

breathe. (104/365)


  • S: (v) breathe, take a breath, respire, suspire (draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs) "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring"
  • S: (v) breathe (be alive) "Every creature that breathes"
  • S: (v) breathe (impart as if by breathing) "He breathed new life into the old house"
  • S: (v) breathe (allow the passage of air through) "Our new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear"
  • S: (v) breathe (utter or tell) "not breathe a word"
  • S: (v) breathe (manifest or evince) "She breathes the Christian spirit"
  • S: (v) rest, breathe, catch one's breath, take a breather (take a short break from one's activities in order to relax)
  • S: (v) breathe (reach full flavor by absorbing air and being let to stand after having been uncorked) "This rare Bordeaux must be allowed to breathe for at least 2 hours"
  • S: (v) emit, breathe, pass off (expel (gases or odors))

Definition of "breathe" from Princeton's WordNet