noun, plural treasuries.
1. a place where the funds of the government, of a corporation, or the like are deposited, kept, and disbursed.
2. funds or revenue of a government, public or private corporation, etc.
3. (initial capital letter) the department of government that has control over the collection, management, and disbursement of the public revenue.
4. a building, room, chest, or other place for the preservation of treasure or valuable objects.
5. a collection or supply of excellent or highly prized writings, works of art, etc.:
a treasury of American poetry.
6. Treasuries, Informal. Treasury bills, bonds, and notes.
verb (used with object), imposed, imposing.
1. to lay on or set as something to be borne, endured, obeyed, fulfilled, paid, etc.:
to impose taxes.
2. to put or set by or as if by authority:
to impose one's personal preference on others.
3. to obtrude or thrust (oneself, one's company, etc.) upon others.
4. to pass or palm off fraudulently or deceptively:
He imposed his pretentious books on the public.
5. Printing. to lay (type pages, plates, etc.) in proper order on an imposing stone or the like and secure in a chase for printing.
6. to lay on or inflict, as a penalty.
7. Archaic. to put or place on something, or in a particular place.
verb (used without object), imposed, imposing.
9. to make an impression on the mind; impose one's or its authority or influence.
10. to obtrude oneself or one's requirements, as upon others:
Are you sure my request doesn't impose?
11. to presume, as upon patience or good nature.
12. impose on /upon, a.to thrust oneself offensively upon others; intrude.
b.to take unfair advantage of; misuse (influence, friendship, etc.).
c.to defraud; cheat; deceive:
A study recently showed the shocking number of confidence men that impose on the public.
verb (used with object)
1. to drive or force out; expel, as from a place or position:
The police ejected the hecklers from the meeting.
Synonyms: oust, remove, drive out, cast out, throw out.
2. to dismiss, as from office or occupancy.
3. to evict, as from property.
Synonyms: oust, turn out, kick out, dispossess.
4. to throw out, as from within; throw off.
verb (used without object)
5. to propel oneself from a damaged or malfunctioning airplane, as by an ejection seat :
When the plane caught fire, the pilot ejected.
verb (used without object), conspired, conspiring.
1. to agree together, especially secretly, to do something wrong, evil, or illegal:
They conspired to kill the king.
2. to act or work together toward the same result or goal.
verb (used with object), conspired, conspiring.
3. to plot (something wrong, evil, or illegal).
verb (used without object), expired, expiring.
1. to come to an end; terminate, as a contract, guarantee, or offer.
2. to emit the last breath; die.
3. to breathe out.
4. to die out, as a fire.
verb (used with object), expired, expiring.
5. to breathe out; emit (air) from the lungs.
6. Archaic. to give off, emit, or eject.
1. a group of individuals or organizations combined or making a joint effort to undertake some specific duty or carry out specific transactions or negotiations:
The local furniture store is individually owned, but is part of a buying syndicate.
2. a combination of bankers or capitalists formed for the purpose of carrying out some project requiring large resources of capital, as the underwriting of an issue of stock or bonds.
3. Journalism. a.an agency that buys articles, stories, columns, photographs, comic strips, or other features and distributes them for simultaneous publication in a number of newspapers or periodicals in different localities.
Compare boilerplate (def 2a).
b.a business organization owning and operating a number of newspapers; newspaper chain.
4. a group, combination, or association of gangsters controlling organized crime or one type of crime, especially in one region of the country.
5. a council or body of syndics.
6. a local organization of employers or employees in Italy during the Fascist regime.
verb (used with object), syndicated, syndicating.
7. to combine into a syndicate.
8. to publish simultaneously, or supply for simultaneous publication, in a number of newspapers or other periodicals in different places:
Her column is syndicated in 120 papers.
9. Television. to sell (a program, series, etc.) directly to independent stations.
10. to sell shares in or offer participation in the financial sharing of (a risk venture, loan, or the like):
to syndicate a racehorse among speculators; to syndicate a loan among several banks.
verb (used without object), syndicated, syndicating.
11. to combine to form a syndicate.
1. an official who examines books, plays, news reports, motion pictures, radio and television programs, letters, cablegrams, etc., for the purpose of suppressing parts deemed objectionable on moral, political, military, or other grounds.
2. any person who supervises the manners or morality of others.
3. an adverse critic; faultfinder.
4. (in the ancient Roman republic) either of two officials who kept the register or census of the citizens, awarded public contracts, and supervised manners and morals.
5. (in early Freudian dream theory) the force that represses ideas, impulses, and feelings, and prevents them from entering consciousness in their original, undisguised forms.
verb (used with object)
6. to examine and act upon as a censor.
7. to delete (a word or passage of text) in one's capacity as a censor.
verb (used with object)
1. to expel (a person, especially a tenant) from land, a building, etc., by legal process, as for nonpayment of rent.
Synonyms: eject, remove, dispossess, dislodge.
2. to recover (property, titles, etc.) by virtue of superior legal title.
1. a person or thing that precedes, as in a job, a method, etc.; predecessor.
2. a person, animal, or thing that goes before and indicates the approach of someone or something else; harbinger:
The first robin is a precursor of spring.
3. Chemistry, Biochemistry. a chemical that is transformed into another compound, as in the course of a chemical reaction, and therefore precedes that compound in the synthetic pathway:
Cholesterol is a precursor of testosterone.
4. Biology. a cell or tissue that gives rise to a variant, specialized, or more mature form.
1. something that counterbalances, counteracts, or compensates for something else; compensating equivalent.
2. the start, beginning, or outset.
3. a short lateral shoot by which certain plants are propagated.
4. an offshoot or branch of a specific population or family.
5. any offshoot; branch.
6. Also called offset printing, offset lithography. Lithography. a.a process in which a lithographic stone or metal or paper plate is used to make an inked impression on a rubber blanket that transfers it to the paper being printed, instead of being made directly on the paper.
b.the impression itself.
7. Also called setoff. Printing. an unintentional transfer of excess or undried ink from one printed sheet to another.
13. of, noting, or pertaining to an offset.
14. Lithography. pertaining to, printed by, or suitable for printing by offset.
15. placed away from a center line; off-center.
16. placed at an angle to something, as to the axis of a form, shape, or object; not parallel.
verb (used with object), offset, offsetting.
17. to counterbalance as an equivalent does; compensate for:
The gains offset the losses.
18. to juxtapose with something else, as for purposes of comparison:
to offset advantages against disadvantages.
19. Printing. a.to make an offset of.
b.to print by the process of offset lithography.
20. Architecture. to build with a setoff, as a wall.
21. Surveying. to establish (a line) parallel to a main survey line at an offset.
verb (used without object), offset, offsetting.
22. to project as an offset or branch.
23. to counterbalance or compensate.
24. Printing. to make an offset.
1. of or relating to a region of considerable extent; not merely local:
a regional meeting of the Boy Scouts.
2. of or relating to a particular region, district, area, or part, as of a country; sectional; local:
regional differences in pronunciation.
3. Medicine/Medical, Anatomy. pertaining to, affecting, or localized in a particular area or part of the body:
4. having, exhibiting, or characterized by regionalism :
He writes regional novels.
5. Often, regionals. a regional competition or tournament:
The basketball team won the regionals.
6. a regional company, branch, stock exchange, etc.:
Regionals are getting stiff competition from the national firms.