Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

  • Word of the Day
    balmy

    bal mi

    adjective
    1.  gentle, mild, and soothing.
    They prefer the balmy climate of the South Sea Islands.

    2.  fragrant, like a balm.
    The tropical air was balmy with the scent of gardenias.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    dainty

    deIn ti

    adjective
    1.  small and delicate.
    In her hand she held one dainty blossom.
    We drank small amounts of tea in my grandmother’s dainty cups.
    Taking dainty steps, she entered the room without a sound.

    2.  having delicate and refined manners or taste, esp. with respect to cleanliness or food.
    She is always so dainty in the way she eats;  I just shovel food into my mouth and spill things on my shirt.

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Jul
19
2013

anticipate

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anticipate

aen tIpeIt

transitive verb

1. to look forward to; expect.
examples: We anticipated a pleasant outing in the country.
She anticipated being blissfully happy in her marriage, but she was disappointed.

2. to expect and prepare for in advance.
example: We anticipated the enemy’s attack.

3. to accomplish or fulfill in advance.
example: You’re lucky to have someone caring for you who anticipates your wishes.