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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Jun
28
2013

vision

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

vI zhən

noun
definition 1:  the ability to perceive through sight.
example:  Sometimes wearing glasses can improve your vision.

definition 2:  the power to anticipate or foresee future events or developments.
example:  It took great vision to take on a project like building the Erie Canal.
example:  He was competent as a governor, but he lacked vision.

definition 3:  a particular way of seeing or conceiving of something that may come to pass or come into being.
example:  His new book presents a grim vision of the future.
example:  Her vision of the proposed city park differed greatly from that of the other council members.

 

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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the noun “vision” (definition 3)

VERB + vision:     articulate one’s  ~  (e.g., She articulated her vision of the company’s future),  share one’s ~ , communicate one’s ~ , fulfill one’s ~ ,  shape one’s ~ ,  embrace another’s ~