Saturday, May 21, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

be iconic. (151/365)

from advert: Kate Moss pour Dior Addict.


  • S: (n) icon ((computer science) a graphic symbol (usually a simple picture) that denotes a program or a command or a data file or a concept in a graphical user interface)
  • S: (n) picture, image, icon, ikon (a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface) "they showed us the pictures of their wedding"; "a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"
  • S: (n) icon, ikon (a conventional religious painting in oil on a small wooden panel; venerated in the Eastern Church)

Definition of "icon" from Princeton's WordNet

Thursday, May 19, 2011

scrabble. (150/365)


  • S: (n) scribble, scrabble, doodle (an aimless drawing)
  • S: (n) Scrabble (a board game in which words are formed from letters in patterns similar to a crossword puzzle; each letter has a value and those values are used to score the game)


  • S: (v) grope for, scrabble (feel searchingly) "She groped for his keys in the dark"
  • S: (v) scribble, scrabble (write down quickly without much attention to detail)
Definition of "scrabble" from Princeton's WordNet

Thanks for sending this dad!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

in my element. (149/365)

...the new wheels...


  • S: (n) component, constituent, element, factor, ingredient (an abstract part of something) "jealousy was a component of his character"; "two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony"; "the grammatical elements of a sentence"; "a key factor in her success"; "humor: an effective ingredient of a speech"
  • S: (n) component, constituent, element (an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system) "spare components for cars"; "a component or constituent element of a system"
  • S: (n) chemical element, element (any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter)
  • S: (n) element (the most favorable environment for a plant or animal) "water is the element of fishes"
  • S: (n) element (one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe) "the alchemists believed that there were four elements"
  • S: (n) element (the situation in which you are happiest and most effective) "in your element"
  • S: (n) element (a straight line that generates a cylinder or cone)

Definition of "element" from Princeton's WordNet

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

name. (148/365)

People's fates are simplified by their names.

letter photos by Jack. Thanks mister! :)


  • S: (n) name (a language unit by which a person or thing is known) "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
  • S: (n) name (a person's reputation) "he wanted to protect his good name"
  • S: (n) name, gens (family based on male descent) "he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"
  • S: (n) name, figure, public figure (a well-known or notable person) "they studied all the great names in the history of France"; "she is an important figure in modern music"
  • S: (n) name (by the sanction or authority of) "halt in the name of the law"
  • S: (n) name, epithet (a defamatory or abusive word or phrase)


  • S: (v) name, call (assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to) "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
  • S: (v) name, identify (give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property) "Many senators were named in connection with the scandal"; "The almanac identifies the auspicious months"
  • S: (v) name, nominate, make (charge with a function; charge to be) "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club"
  • S: (v) appoint, name, nominate, constitute (create and charge with a task or function) "nominate a committee"
  • S: (v) name (mention and identify by name) "name your accomplices!"
  • S: (v) mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer (make reference to) "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
  • S: (v) identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, name (identify as in botany or biology, for example)
  • S: (v) list, name (give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of) "List the states west of the Mississippi"
  • S: (v) diagnose, name (determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis)

Definition of "name" from Princeton's WordNet

Monday, May 16, 2011

spin. (147/365)


  • S: (n) spin (a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile))
  • S: (n) spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl (the act of rotating rapidly) "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
  • S: (n) spin (a short drive in a car) "he took the new car for a spin"
  • S: (n) tailspin, spin (rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral)
  • S: (n) spin (a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion)) "the campaign put a favorable spin on the story"


  • S: (v) spin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyrate (revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis) "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
  • S: (v) spin (stream in jets, of liquids) "The creek spun its course through the woods"
  • S: (v) whirl, birl, spin, twirl (cause to spin) "spin a coin"
  • S: (v) spin (make up a story) "spin a yarn"
  • S: (v) spin (form a web by making a thread) "spiders spin a fine web"
  • S: (v) spin (work natural fibers into a thread) "spin silk"
  • S: (v) spin (twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation) "The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrassing"
  • S: (v) spin, spin out (prolong or extend) "spin out a visit"

Definition of "spin" from Princeton's WordNet

Sunday, May 15, 2011

design. (146/365) Shockoe Bottom, RVA.


  • S: (n) design, designing (the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)) "he contributed to the design of a new instrument"
  • S: (n) design, plan (an arrangement scheme) "the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"; "it was an excellent design for living"; "a plan for seating guests"
  • S: (n) blueprint, design, pattern (something intended as a guide for making something else) "a blueprint for a house"; "a pattern for a skirt"
  • S: (n) design, pattern, figure (a decorative or artistic work) "the coach had a design on the doors"
  • S: (n) purpose, intent, intention, aim, design (an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions) "his intent was to provide a new translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"; "he made no secret of his designs"
  • S: (n) design (a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something) "the design of a building"
  • S: (n) invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, design (the creation of something in the mind)


  • S: (v) plan, project, contrive, design (make or work out a plan for; devise) "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack"
  • S: (v) design (plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect) "This room is not designed for work"
  • S: (v) design (create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner) "Chanel designed the famous suit"
  • S: (v) design, plan (make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form) "design a better mousetrap"; "plan the new wing of the museum"
  • S: (v) design (create designs) "Dupont designs for the house of Chanel"
  • S: (v) design (conceive or fashion in the mind; invent) "She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day"
  • S: (v) design (intend or have as a purpose) "She designed to go far in the world of business"

Definition of "design" from Princeton's WordNet