a. The act of effusing or pouring forth.
b. Something that is effused.
c. An unrestrained expression, as of feelings.
Asserting, resulting from, or characterized by belief in the equality of all people, especially in political, economic, or social life.
Extraordinary in some bad way; glaring; flagrant.
a. Pertaining to or having the form of an ellipse.
b. Pertaining to or marked by grammatical ellipsis.
c. Expressed with extreme or excessive economy; relieved of irrelevant matter.
d. Tending to be ambiguous, cryptic, or obscure: an elliptical prose that is difficult to translate.
a. Escaping clear perception or complete mental grasp; hard to express or define.
b. Cleverly or skillfully evasive.
a. High in station, rank, or repute; prominent; distinguished.
b. Conspicuous, signal, or noteworthy.
c. Lofty; high.
d. Prominent; projecting; protruding.
a. Derived from or guided by experience or experiment.
b. Depending upon experience or observation alone, without using scientific method or theory, especially as in medicine.
c. Provable or verifiable by experience or experiment.
a. To try to equal or excel; imitate with effort to equal or surpass: to emulate one's father as a concert violinist.
b. To rival with some degree of success: Some smaller cities now emulate the major capitals in their cultural offerings.
c. To imitate (a particular computer system) by using a software system, often including a microprogram or another computer that enables it to do the same work, run the same programs, etc., as the first.
a. To advance beyond proper, established, or usual limits; make gradual inroads.
b. To trespass upon the property, domain, or rights of another, especially stealthily or by gradual advances.
a. Natural to or characteristic of a specific people or place; native; indigenous.
b. Belonging exclusively or confined to a particular place.
To deprive of force or strength; destroy the vigor of; weaken.
a. A puzzling or inexplicable occurrence or situation.
b. A person of puzzling or contradictory character.
c. A saying, question, picture, etc., containing a hidden meaning; riddle.
a. To produce, cause, or give rise to.
b. To beget; procreate.
c. To be produced or caused; come into existence.
a. Any witty, ingenious, or pointed saying tersely expressed.
b. Epigrammatic expression.
c. A short, often satirical poem dealing concisely with a single subject and usually ending with a witty or ingenious turn of thought.
Mental or emotional stability or composure, especially under tension or strain; calmness; equilibrium.