category

31 08 2008

Nouns
1. (n.) category, class, family;
  – a collection of things sharing a common attribute;
  – “there are two classes of detergents”;

2. (n.) category;
  – a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme;

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scope

31 08 2008

Nouns
1. (n.) ambit, compass, orbit, range, reach, scope;
  – an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:;
  – “the range of a supersonic jet”; “a piano has a greater range than the human voice”; “the ambit of municipal legislation”; “within the compass of this article”; “within the scope of an investigation”; “outside the reach of the law”; “in the political orbit of a world power”;

2. (n.) background, scope, setting;
  – the state of the environment in which a situation exists;
  – “you can’t do that in a university setting”;

3. (n.) scope, telescope;
  – a magnifier of images of distant objects;

4. (n.) cathode-ray oscilloscope, cro, oscilloscope, scope;
  – electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities;

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douse

31 08 2008

Verbs
1. (verb) douse, put out;
  – put out, as of a candle or a light;
  – “Douse the lights”;

2. (verb) douse, dowse;
  – wet thoroughly;

3. (verb) dip, douse, duck;
  – dip into a liquid;
  – “He dipped into the pool”;

4. (verb) dip, douse, dunk, plunge, souse;
  – immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate;
  – “dip the garment into the cleaning solution”; “dip the brush into the paint”;

5. (verb) douse;
  – lower quickly;
  – “douse a sail”;

6. (verb) douse, dowse;
  – slacken;
  – “douse a rope”;

7. (verb) douse, dowse, drench, soak, sop, souse;
  – cover with liquid; pour liquid onto;
  – “souse water on his hot face”;

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acknowledge

31 08 2008

Verbs
1. (verb) acknowledge, admit;
  – declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of;
  – “He admitted his errors”; “She acknowledged that she might have forgotten”;

2. (verb) acknowledge, receipt;
  – report the receipt of;
  – “The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper”;

3. (verb) acknowledge, notice;
  – express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with;
  – “He never acknowledges his colleagues when they run into him in the hallway”; “She acknowledged his complement with a smile”; “it is important to acknowledge the work of others in one’s own writing”;

4. (verb) acknowledge, recognise, recognize;
  – express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for;
  – “We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us”;

5. (verb) acknowledge;
  – accept as legally binding and valid;
  – “acknowledge the deed”;

6. (verb) acknowledge, know, recognise, recognize;
  – accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority;
  – “The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne”; “We do not recognize your gods”;

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gastritis

31 08 2008

Nouns
1. (n.) gastritis;
  – inflammation of the lining of the stomach; nausea and loss of appetite and discomfort after eating;

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