Saturday, April 16, 2011

demotic. (117/365)

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  • S: (n) Demotic, Demotic script (a simplified cursive form of the ancient hieratic script) "Demotic script was eventually replaced by Greek"
  • S: (n) Romaic, Demotic (the modern Greek vernacular)


  • S: (adj) Demotic (of or written in or belonging to the form of modern Greek based on colloquial use)
  • S: (adj) demotic (of or for the common people) "demotic entertainments"; "demotic speech"; "a poet with a keen ear for demotic rhythms"

Definition of "demotic" from Princeton's WordNet

Friday, April 15, 2011

beef. (116/365)

...from Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook: Strategies, Recipes, and Techniques of Classic Bistro Cooking.



Definition of "beef" from Princeton's WordNet

Thursday, April 14, 2011

possible answers. (115/365)

As I see it, yes
It is certain
It is decidedly so
Most likely
Outlook good
Signs point to yes
Without a doubt
Yes – definitely
You may rely on it
Reply hazy, try again
Ask again later
Better not tell you now
Cannot predict now
Concentrate and ask again
Don't count on it
My reply is no
My sources say no
Outlook not so good
Very doubtful

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

life. (114/365)

...a close up the book cover of Life by Keith Richards.


  • S: (n) life (a characteristic state or mode of living) "social life"; "city life"; "real life"
  • S: (n) life, living (the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities) "he could no longer cope with the complexities of life"
  • S: (n) life (the course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living) "he hoped for a new life in Australia"; "he wanted to live his own life without interference from others"
  • S: (n) animation, life, living, aliveness (the condition of living or the state of being alive) "while there's life there's hope"; "life depends on many chemical and physical processes"
  • S: (n) life, lifetime, life-time, lifespan (the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)) "the battery had a short life"; "he lived a long and happy life"
  • S: (n) life (the period between birth and the present time) "I have known him all his life"
  • S: (n) life (the period from the present until death) "he appointed himself emperor for life"
  • S: (n) life (a living person) "his heroism saved a life"
  • S: (n) liveliness, life, spirit, sprightliness (animation and energy in action or expression) "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"
  • S: (n) life (living things collectively) "the oceans are teeming with life"
  • S: (n) life (the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones) "there is no life on the moon"
  • S: (n) biography, life, life story, life history (an account of the series of events making up a person's life)
  • S: (n) life (a motive for living) "pottery was his life"
  • S: (n) life sentence, life (a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives) "he got life for killing the guard"

Definition of "life" from Princeton's WordNet

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

read. (113/365)

...found at our local independent bookseller, Fountain Bookstore.


  • S: (n) read (something that is read) "the article was a very good read"


  • S: (v) read (interpret something that is written or printed) "read the advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"
  • S: (v) read, say (have or contain a certain wording or form) "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?"
  • S: (v) read (look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed) "The King will read the proclamation at noon"
  • S: (v) read, scan (obtain data from magnetic tapes) "This dictionary can be read by the computer"
  • S: (v) read (interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior) "She read the sky and predicted rain"; "I can't read his strange behavior"; "The fortune teller read his fate in the crystal ball"
  • S: (v) take, read (interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression) "I read this address as a satire"; "How should I take this message?"; "You can't take credit for this!"
  • S: (v) learn, study, read, take (be a student of a certain subject) "She is reading for the bar exam"
  • S: (v) read, register, show, record (indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments) "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'"
  • S: (v) read (audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role) "He is auditioning for `Julius Caesar' at Stratford this year"
  • S: (v) read (to hear and understand) "I read you loud and clear!"
  • S: (v) understand, read, interpret, translate (make sense of a language) "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"

Definition of "read" from Princeton's WordNet

Any good book recommendations?

Monday, April 11, 2011

study. (112/365)

my file cabinets.


  • S: (n) survey, study (a detailed critical inspection)
  • S: (n) study, work (applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)) "mastering a second language requires a lot of work"; "no schools offer graduate study in interior design"
  • S: (n) report, study, written report (a written document describing the findings of some individual or group) "this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale"
  • S: (n) study (a state of deep mental absorption) "she is in a deep study"
  • S: (n) study (a room used for reading and writing and studying) "he knocked lightly on the closed door of the study"
  • S: (n) discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwick (a branch of knowledge) "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings"
  • S: (n) sketch, study (preliminary drawing for later elaboration) "he made several studies before starting to paint"
  • S: (n) cogitation, study (attentive consideration and meditation) "after much cogitation he rejected the offer"
  • S: (n) study (someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play)) "he is a quick study"
  • S: (n) study (a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique) "a study in spiccato bowing"


  • S: (v) analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas (consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning) "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives"
  • S: (v) study (be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning)
  • S: (v) study, consider (give careful consideration to) "consider the possibility of moving"
  • S: (v) learn, study, read, take (be a student of a certain subject) "She is reading for the bar exam"
  • S: (v) study, hit the books (learn by reading books) "He is studying geology in his room"; "I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now"
  • S: (v) study, meditate, contemplate (think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes) "He is meditating in his study"
Definition of "study" from Princeton's WordNet

Sunday, April 10, 2011

press. (111/365)

...instructions at the Metro elevator.


  • S: (n) imperativeness, insistence, insistency, press, pressure (the state of demanding notice or attention) "the insistence of their hunger"; "the press of business matters"
  • S: (n) press, public press (the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines)
  • S: (n) press, printing press (a machine used for printing)
  • S: (n) crush, jam, press (a dense crowd of people)
  • S: (n) wardrobe, closet, press (a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes)
  • S: (n) press (clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use)
  • S: (n) press, mechanical press (any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids)
  • S: (n) press, military press (a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead)
  • S: (n) press, pressure, pressing (the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure) "he gave the button a press"; "he used pressure to stop the bleeding"; "at the pressing of a button"


  • S: (v) press (exert pressure or force to or upon) "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"
  • S: (v) urge, urge on, press, exhort (force or impel in an indicated direction) "I urged him to finish his studies"
  • S: (v) weigh, press (to be oppressive or burdensome) "weigh heavily on the mind", "Something pressed on his mind"
  • S: (v) press (place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure) "pressed flowers"
  • S: (v) compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press (squeeze or press together) "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
  • S: (v) press (crowd closely) "The crowds pressed along the street"
  • S: (v) press (create by pressing) "Press little holes into the soft clay"
  • S: (v) press (be urgent) "This is a pressing problem"
  • S: (v) crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitate (exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for) "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
  • S: (v) press, press out (press from a plastic) "press a record"
  • S: (v) press, push (make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby) "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"
  • S: (v) iron, iron out, press (press and smooth with a heated iron) "press your shirts"; "she stood there ironing"
  • S: (v) weight-lift, weightlift, press (lift weights) "This guy can press 300 pounds"
  • S: (v) bid, beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjure (ask for or request earnestly) "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"

Definition of "press" from Princeton's WordNet