Saturday, July 30, 2011

dragon boat. (220/365)

drag·on boat
dragon boats, plural

A boat of a traditional Chinese design, typically decorated to resemble a dragon, 
propelled with paddles by a large crew and used for racing

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

bop. (217/365)

bop 1  (bp) Informal
tr.v. bopped, bop·ping, bops
To hit or strike.
A blow; a punch.


bop 2  (bp)
A post-World War II style of jazz characterized by rhythmic and harmonic complexity, improvised solo performances, and a brilliant style of execution.
intr.v. bopped, bop·ping, bops
1. To dance or move to the beat of this music.
2. Slang To go: bopped off to the movies.

[Short for bebop.]

bopper n.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

1. (Music / Pop Music) a form of jazz originating in the 1940s, characterized by rhythmic and harmonic complexity and instrumental virtuosity Originally called bebop
2. Informal a session of dancing to pop music
vb bops, bopping, bopped
(intr) Informal to dance to pop music
[shortened from bebop]
bopper  n

bop2 Informal
vb bops, bopping, bopped
(tr) to strike; hit
a blow
[of imitative origin]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

lift. (216/365)


  • S: (n) elevator, lift (lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building)
  • S: (n) elevator (the airfoil on the tailplane of an aircraft that makes it ascend or descend)

Definition of "elevator " from Princeton's WordNet