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

  • Word of the Day
    shyster

    shaI st@r

    noun
    a person, usu. a lawyer, who uses underhanded, unethical methods.
    That shyster accepted her fee for his services but did almost nothing for her.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    naysayer

    neI seI @r

    noun
    a person who refuses, denies, or opposes, esp. because of cynicism or pessimism.
    They went ahead with their ambitious plan despite the arguments of the naysayers.

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Feb
06
2014

polysemy

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

lI sə mi
noun
the quality of having more than one related meaning.
example: Many English words are characterized by polysemy.

 

  The polysemy of “table” is illustrated here. 1-10-times-tables-chartimages