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.

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  • 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.

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Aug
30
2013

define

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

dih faIn

transitive verb
definition 1:  to explain or state the meaning of (a word or phrase).
example:  Dictionaries attempt to define words clearly and precisely.
example:  You should define unfamiliar terms at the beginning of your paper.

definition 2:  to establish or determine the limits or extent of.
example:  The boundaries of the farm are clearly defined.

definition 3:  to clearly specify.
example:  The property owner and the electrical contractor defined the terms of their agreement before any work on the house was begun.

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