ordinal

30 06 2013

Nouns
1. (n.) no., ordinal, ordinal number;
  – the number designating place in an ordered sequence;

Adjectives
1. (adj.) ordinal;
  – of or relating to a taxonomic order;
  – “family and ordinal names of animals and plants”;

2. (adj.) ordinal;
  – being or denoting a numerical order in a series;
  – “ordinal numbers”; “held an ordinal rank of seventh”;

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subdue

30 06 2013

Verbs
1. (verb) keep down, quash, reduce, repress, subdue, subjugate;
  – put down by force or intimidation;
  – “The government quashes any attempt of an uprising”; “China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently”; “The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land”;

2. (verb) conquer, curb, inhibit, stamp down, subdue, suppress;
  – to put down by force or authority;
  – “suppress a nascent uprising”; “stamp down on littering”; “conquer one’s desires”;

3. (verb) crucify, mortify, subdue;
  – hold within limits and control;
  – “subdue one’s appetites”; “mortify the flesh”;

4. (verb) get over, master, overcome, subdue, surmount;
  – get on top of; deal with successfully;
  – “He overcame his shyness”;

5. (verb) subdue, subordinate;
  – make subordinate, dependent, or subservient;
  – “Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler”;

6. (verb) chasten, subdue, tame;
  – correct by punishment or discipline;


   


inborn

30 06 2013

Adjectives
1. (adj.) congenital, inborn, innate;
  – present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development;

2. (adj.) connatural, inborn, inbred;
  – normally existing at birth;
  – “mankind’s connatural sense of the good”;

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colleague

30 06 2013

Nouns
1. (n.) co-worker, colleague, fellow worker, workfellow;
  – an associate that one works with;

2. (n.) colleague, confrere, fellow;
  – a person who is member of one’s class or profession;
  – “the surgeon consulted his colleagues”; “he sent e-mail to his fellow hackers”;

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forecourt

29 06 2013

Nouns
1. (n.) forecourt;
  – the outer or front court of a building or of a group of buildings;

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