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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Sep
19
2013

project

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

pra jekt

noun
definition:  any undertaking that requires great effort or organization.
example:  The project of renovating the historic church will take years.
example:  His latest project is to put up shelves in the living room.

 

pr@ jekt

transitive verb
definition 1:  to throw or cast forward or outward.
example:  He projects the image of a hero.
example:  Her acting coach taught her how to project her voice.

definition 2:  to estimate or develop in one’s imagination.
example:  Can you project the cost of this venture?

 


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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the noun project

VERB + project:    develop ~ , launch ~ , start ~ , propose ~ , design ~ , undertake ~ , implement ~ , initiate ~ , manage ~ , plan ~ , coordinate ~ , complete ~ , lead ~ , oversee ~ , run ~ , discuss ~ , fund ~ , finance ~ , sponsor ~ ,  support ~ , commission ~ , deliver ~ , evaluate ~ , aim ~ , base ~