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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Jul
16
2013

focus

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

fo k@s

noun
definition:  the area of greatest concentration, attention, or activity.
example:  Of course, others were involved, but our son was the primary focus of our concern.
example:  The focus of the nature program was the dire situation of the polar bear.
example:  They feel there should be a stronger focus on science in the elementary school curriculum.

intransitive verb
definition:  to concentrate one’s attention or activity (usually followed by “on”).
example:  I have trouble focusing on my work when I’m tired.
example:  The researchers focused on the question of causation.


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