Saturday, April 23, 2011

please. (124/365)

...found on cemetary gate, Texas.


S: (v) please, delight (give pleasure to or be pleasing to) "These colors please the senses"; "a pleasing sensation"
S: (v) please (be the will of or have the will (to)) "he could do many things if he pleased"
S: (v) please (give satisfaction) "The waiters around her aim to please"
S: (adv) please (used in polite request) "please pay attention"

Definition of "please" from Princeton's WordNet

Friday, April 22, 2011

ice. (123/365)



  • S: (v) frost, ice (decorate with frosting) "frost a cake"
  • S: (v) ice (cause to become ice or icy) "an iced summer drink"
  • S: (v) ice (put ice on or put on ice) "Ice your sprained limbs"

Definition of "ice" from Princeton's WordNet

Thursday, April 21, 2011

help. (122/365)

I finished reading Kathryn Sockett's book.


S: (n) aid, assist, assistance, help (the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose) "he gave me an assist with the housework"; "could not walk without assistance"; "rescue party went to their aid"; "offered his help in unloading"
S: (n) assistant, helper, help, supporter (a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose) "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
S: (n) aid, assistance, help (a resource) "visual aids in teaching"
S: (n) avail, help, service (a means of serving) "of no avail"; "there's no help for it"


S: (v) help, assist, aid (give help or assistance; be of service) "Everyone helped out during the earthquake"; "Can you help me carry this table?"; "She never helps around the house"
S: (v) help, aid (improve the condition of) "These pills will help the patient"
S: (v) help, facilitate (be of use) "This will help to prevent accidents"
S: (v) help oneself, help (abstain from doing; always used with a negative) "I can't help myself--I have to smoke"; "She could not help watching the sad spectacle"
S: (v) serve, help (help to some food; help with food or drink) "I served him three times, and after that he helped himself"
S: (v) help (contribute to the furtherance of) "This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries"
S: (v) avail, help (take or use) "She helped herself to some of the office supplies"
S: (v) help (improve; change for the better) "New slipcovers will help the old living room furniture"

Definition of "help" from Princeton's WordNet

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

fasten. (121/365)



S: (v) fasten, fix, secure (cause to be firmly attached) "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
S: (v) fasten (become fixed or fastened) "This dress fastens in the back"
S: (v) fasten (attach to) "They fastened various nicknames to each other"
S: (v) tighten, fasten (make tight or tighter) "Tighten the wire"

Definition of "fasten" from Princeton's WordNet

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

death. (120/365)


  • S: (n) death, decease, expiry (the event of dying or departure from life) "her death came as a terrible shock"; "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"

  • S: (n) death (the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism) "the animal died a painful death"

  • S: (n) death (the absence of life or state of being dead) "he seemed more content in death than he had ever been in life"

  • S: (n) death, dying, demise (the time when something ends) "it was the death of all his plans"; "a dying of old hopes"

  • S: (n) death, last (the time at which life ends; continuing until dead) "she stayed until his death"; "a struggle to the last"

  • S: (n) Death (the personification of death) "Death walked the streets of the plague-bound city"

  • S: (n) end, destruction, death (a final state) "he came to a bad end"; "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"

  • S: (n) death (the act of killing) "he had two deaths on his conscience"

Definition of "death" from Princeton's WordNet

Monday, April 18, 2011

give me... (119/365)

...found on a wall in Richmond, VA.


  • S: (n) give, spring, springiness (the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length)


  • S: (v) give (cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense) "She gave him a black eye"; "The draft gave me a cold"
  • S: (v) yield, give, afford (be the cause or source of) "He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"
  • S: (v) give (transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody) "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
  • S: (v) give (convey or reveal information) "Give one's name"
  • S: (v) give, pay (convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow) "Don't pay him any mind"; "give the orders"; "Give him my best regards"; "pay attention"
  • S: (v) hold, throw, have, make, give (organize or be responsible for) "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"
  • S: (v) give, throw (convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture) "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look"
  • S: (v) give, gift, present (give as a present; make a gift of) "What will you give her for her birthday?"
  • S: (v) give, yield (cause to happen or be responsible for) "His two singles gave the team the victory"
  • S: (v) give, pay, devote (dedicate) "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay attention to"
  • S: (v) render, yield, return, give, generate (give or supply) "The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"; "This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn"; "The estate renders some revenue for the family"
  • S: (v) impart, leave, give, pass on (transmit (knowledge or skills)) "give a secret to the Russians"; "leave your name and address here"; "impart a new skill to the students"
  • S: (v) establish, give (bring about) "The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth"
  • S: (v) give (leave with; give temporarily) "Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool?"; "Can I give you the children for the weekend?"
  • S: (v) give (emit or utter) "Give a gulp"; "give a yelp"
  • S: (v) sacrifice, give (endure the loss of) "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war"
  • S: (v) pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give (place into the hands or custody of) "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
  • S: (v) give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote (give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause) "She committed herself to the work of God"; "give one's talents to a good cause"; "consecrate your life to the church"
  • S: (v) give (give (as medicine)) "I gave him the drug"
  • S: (v) give, apply (give or convey physically) "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose"
  • S: (v) give, render (bestow) "give homage"; "render thanks"
  • S: (v) grant, give (bestow, especially officially) "grant a degree"; "give a divorce"; "This bill grants us new rights"
  • S: (v) move over, give way, give, ease up, yield (move in order to make room for someone for something) "The park gave way to a supermarket"; "`Move over,' he told the crowd"
  • S: (v) feed, give (give food to) "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"
  • S: (v) contribute, give, chip in, kick in (contribute to some cause) "I gave at the office"
  • S: (v) collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder (break down, literally or metaphorically) "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"
  • S: (v) give (estimate the duration or outcome of something) "He gave the patient three months to live"; "I gave him a very good chance at success"
  • S: (v) give (execute and deliver) "Give bond"
  • S: (v) give (deliver in exchange or recompense) "I'll give you three books for four CDs"
  • S: (v) afford, open, give (afford access to) "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace"
  • S: (v) give (present to view) "He gave the sign to start"
  • S: (v) give (perform for an audience) "Pollini is giving another concert in New York"
  • S: (v) give, yield (be flexible under stress of physical force) "This material doesn't give"
  • S: (v) give (propose) "He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party"
  • S: (v) give (accord by verdict) "give a decision for the plaintiff"
  • S: (v) give (manifest or show) "This student gives promise of real creativity"; "The office gave evidence of tampering"
  • S: (v) give (offer in good faith) "He gave her his word"
  • S: (v) give (submit for consideration, judgment, or use) "give one's opinion"; "give an excuse"
  • S: (v) give (guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion) "You gave me to think that you agreed with me"
  • S: (v) give (allow to have or take) "I give you two minutes to respond"
  • S: (v) give (inflict as a punishment) "She gave the boy a good spanking"; "The judge gave me 10 years"
  • S: (v) give (occur) "what gives?"
  • S: (v) give (consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man) "She gave herself to many men"
  • S: (v) give (proffer (a body part)) "She gave her hand to her little sister"

Definition of "give" from Princeton's WordNet

...also on that wall...

Sunday, April 17, 2011

sniff. (118/365)


  • S: (n) sniff, snuff (sensing an odor by inhaling through the nose)


  • S: (v) sniff, whiff (perceive by inhaling through the nose) "sniff the perfume"
  • S: (v) sniff, sniffle (inhale audibly through the nose) "the sick student was sniffling in the back row"

Definition of "sniff" from Princeton's WordNet

reminds me of: Sushi Air Freshener!!

(Sorry, Discontinued.)