Saturday, May 14, 2011

open. (145/365) Richmond Coffee House and Lounge.


  • S: (n) open, clear (a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water) "finally broke out of the forest into the open"
  • S: (n) outdoors, out-of-doors, open air, open (where the air is unconfined) "he wanted to get outdoors a little"; "the concert was held in the open air"; "camping in the open"
  • S: (n) open (a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play)
  • S: (n) open, surface (information that has become public) "all the reports were out in the open"; "the facts had been brought to the surface"


  • S: (v) open, open up (cause to open or to become open) "Mary opened the car door"
  • S: (v) open, open up (start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning) "open a business"
  • S: (v) open, open up (become open) "The door opened"
  • S: (v) open (begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.) "He opened the meeting with a long speech"
  • S: (v) unfold, spread, spread out, open (spread out or open from a closed or folded state) "open the map"; "spread your arms"
  • S: (v) open, open up (make available) "This opens up new possibilities"
  • S: (v) open, open up (become available) "an opportunity opened up"
  • S: (v) open (have an opening or passage or outlet) "The bedrooms open into the hall"
  • S: (v) open (make the opening move) "Kasparov opened with a standard opening"
  • S: (v) afford, open, give (afford access to) "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace"
  • S: (v) open (display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer)


  • S: (adj) open, unfastened (affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed) "an open door"; "they left the door open"
  • S: (adj) open (affording free passage or access) "open drains"; "the road is open to traffic"; "open ranks"
  • S: (adj) exposed, open (with no protection or shield) "the exposed northeast frontier"; "open to the weather"; "an open wound"
  • S: (adj) open (open to or in view of all) "an open protest"; "an open letter to the editor"
  • S: (adj) open, opened (used of mouth or eyes) "keep your eyes open"; "his mouth slightly opened"
  • S: (adj) open (not having been filled) "the job is still open"
  • S: (adj) open (accessible to all) "open season"; "an open economy"
  • S: (adj) assailable, undefendable, undefended, open (not defended or capable of being defended) "an open city"; "open to attack"
  • S: (adj) loose, open ((of textures) full of small openings or gaps) "an open texture"; "a loose weave"
  • S: (adj) open (having no protecting cover or enclosure) "an open boat"; "an open fire"; "open sports cars"
  • S: (adj) open ((set theory) of an interval that contains neither of its endpoints)
  • S: (adj) open, undecided, undetermined, unresolved (not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought) "an open question"; "our position on this bill is still undecided"; "our lawsuit is still undetermined"
  • S: (adj) open, opened (not sealed or having been unsealed) "the letter was already open"; "the opened package lay on the table"
  • S: (adj) open (without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition) "the clarity and resonance of an open tone"; "her natural and open response"
  • S: (adj) receptive, open (ready or willing to receive favorably) "receptive to the proposals"
  • S: (adj) overt, open (open and observable; not secret or hidden) "an overt lie"; "overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering"; "open ballots"
  • S: (adj) open (not requiring union membership) "an open shop employs nonunion workers"
  • S: (adj) capable, open, subject (possibly accepting or permitting) "a passage capable of misinterpretation"; "open to interpretation"; "an issue open to question"; "the time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation"
  • S: (adj) clear, open (affording free passage or view) "a clear view"; "a clear path to victory"; "open waters"; "the open countryside"
  • S: (adj) candid, open, heart-to-heart (openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness) "his candid eyes"; "an open and trusting nature"; "a heart-to-heart talk"
  • S: (adj) open (ready for business) "the stores are open"

Definition of "open" from Princeton's WordNet

Friday, May 13, 2011

tongue. (144/365)


  • S: (n) tongue, lingua, glossa, clapper (a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity)
  • S: (n) natural language, tongue (a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language)
  • S: (n) tongue, knife (any long thin projection that is transient) "tongues of flame licked at the walls"; "rifles exploded quick knives of fire into the dark"
  • S: (n) tongue (a manner of speaking) "he spoke with a thick tongue"; "she has a glib tongue"
  • S: (n) spit, tongue (a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea)
  • S: (n) tongue (the tongue of certain animals used as meat)
  • S: (n) tongue (the flap of material under the laces of a shoe or boot)
  • S: (n) clapper, tongue (metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side)


  • S: (v) tongue (articulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments)
  • S: (v) tongue (lick or explore with the tongue)

Definition of "tongue" from Princeton's WordNet

Thursday, May 12, 2011



words from a great artist. (143/365)

Joseph Beuys
(May 12, 1921 – January 23, 1986)

Art alone makes life possible – this is how radically I should like to formulate it. I would say that without art man is inconceivable in physiological terms.. ..I would say man does not consist only of chemical processes, but also of metaphysical occurrences. The provocateur of the chemical processes is located outside the world. Man is only truly alive when he realizes he is a creative, artistic being.. ..Even the act of peeling a potato can be a work of art if it is a conscious act.

~interview with Willoughby Sharp, 1969; as quoted in Energy Plan for the Western man - Joseph Beuys in America compiled by Carin Kuoni, Four Walls Eight Windows, New York, 1993, p. 87.

But one is forced to translate thought into action and action into object.. ..I am not a teacher who tells his students only to think. I say: act; do something: I ask for result. It may take different forms. It can have the form of sound, or someone can do a book, make a drawing or a sculpture. I don’t care.

~ibid., p. 92.

READ more quotes here & here.

LISTEN to Joseph Beuys - "Ja Ja Ja Ne Ne Ne", 1970. (excerpt 2:00)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011



words from a great dancer. (142/365)

Martha Graham (May 11, 1894 – April 1, 1991)

All things I do are in every woman. Every woman is Medea. Every woman is Jocasta. There comes a time when a woman is a mother to her husband. Clytemnestra is every woman when she kills.

• You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost.

• The body is a sacred garment.

• There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost.

• The body says what words cannot.

• Our arms start from the back because they were once wings.

• No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time. It is just that the others are behind the time.

• Dance is the hidden language of the soul.

• Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery.

• Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.

• Dance is a song of the body. Either of joy or pain.

• I am absorbed in the magic of movement and light. Movement never lies. It is the magic of what I call the outer space of the imagination. There is a great deal of outer space, distant from our daily lives, where I feel our imagination wanders sometimes. It will find a planet or it will not find a planet, and that is what a dancer does.

from Selected Martha Graham Quotations

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

team. (141/365)


  • S: (n) team, squad (a cooperative unit (especially in sports))
  • S: (n) team (two or more draft animals that work together to pull something)


  • S: (v) team, team up (form a team) "We teamed up for this new project"

Definition of "team" from Princeton's WordNet

Monday, May 9, 2011

many thanks. (140/365)


  • S: (adj) many (a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `as' or `too' or `so' or `that'; amounting to a large but indefinite number) "many temptations"; "the temptations are many"; "a good many"; "a great many"; "many directions"; "take as many apples as you like"; "too many clouds to see"; "never saw so many people"

Definition of "many" from Princeton's WordNet
Definition of "thanks" here.

Sunday, May 8, 2011