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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Nov
20
2013

client

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

klaI @nt

noun
definition 1:  one who pays for the services of another, esp. those of a lawyer or other professional.
example:  The lawyer met with her client to talk about their first day in court.
example:  That talent agency has several big stars as their clients.

definition 2:  a nation that is dependent on or under the patronage of another; client state.
example:  These countries were clients of the superpowers during the Cold War.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the noun client (definition 1)

MODIFIER + client:    corporate ~ , business ~ , prospective ~ , potential ~ , commercial ~ , prestigious ~ , private ~ , overseas ~ , lawyer’s ~ , agency’s ~