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

  • Word of the Day
    carouse

    k@ raUz

    intransitive verb
    to revel in a boisterous and drunken manner.
    They’d been carousing in the bar and were now staggering home, still singing and shouting.

    see more
  • Vocabulary of the Day
    notify

    no tih faI

    transitive verb
    to give notice to; tell or inform, esp. formally.
    The contest judges notified the winners by mail.
    Who should we notify in case of an emergency?
    The landlord notified the tenants that the water would be shut off in the morning.

    see more
May
08
2014

contingent

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

k@n tIn j@nt

adjective
definition:  depending on some factor, circumstance, or event; conditional (often followed by “on” or “upon”).
example:  My purchase of this house is contingent on selling my old house.
example:  Her getting an early release from prison is contingent upon her continued good behavior.

noun
definition:  a representative group making up part of a larger assemblage.
example:  This group makes up our state’s contingent at the national conference.

See full entry
.