verb (used with object)
to start (a fire); cause (a flame, blaze, etc.) to begin burning.
to set fire to or ignite (fuel or any combustible matter).
to excite; stir up or set going; animate; rouse; inflame
e.g. He kindled their hopes of victory.
to light up, illuminate, or make bright
e.g. Happiness kindled her eyes.
verb (used without object)
to begin to burn, as combustible matter, a light, fire, or flame.
to become aroused or animated.
to become lighted up, bright, or glowing, as the sky at dawn or the eyes with ardor.
verb (used with object)
1.to attach, append, or add, especially to something larger or more important.
2.to incorporate (territory) into the domain of a city, country, or state
e.g. Germany annexed part of Czechoslovakia.
3.to take or appropriate, especially without permission.
4.to attach as an attribute, condition, or consequence.
noun Also, especially British, an·nexe.
6.a subsidiary building or an addition to a building
e.g. The emergency room is in the annex of the main building.
7.something added to a document; appendix; supplement
e.g. an annex to a treaty.
1.not intoxicated or drunk.
2.habitually temperate, especially in the use of liquor.
3.quiet or sedate in demeanor, as persons.
4.marked by seriousness, gravity, solemnity, etc., as of demeanor, speech, etc.: a sober occasion.
5.subdued in tone, as color; not gay or showy, as clothes.
verb (used with object), par·ried, par·ry·ing.
1.to ward off (a thrust, stroke, weapon, etc.), as in fencing; avert.
2.to turn aside; evade or dodge: to parry an embarrassing question.
verb (used without object), par·ried, par·ry·ing.
3.to parry a thrust, blow, etc.
noun, plural parries.
4.an act or instance of parrying, as in fencing.
5.a defensive movement in fencing.
1.a fight, battle, or skirmish. Synonyms: altercation, combat, war, clash, encounter, set-to.
2.a competition or contest, especially in sports. Synonyms: tournament, match, meet, tourney.
3.a noisy quarrel or brawl. Synonyms: fight, dispute, tiff, spat, squabble; riot, fracas, tussle, rumpus.
1.a settlement of differences by mutual concessions; an agreement reached by adjustment of conflicting or opposing claims, principles, etc., by reciprocal modification of demands.
2.the result of such a settlement.
3.something intermediate between different things: The split-level is a compromise between a ranch house and a multistoried house.
4.an endangering, especially of reputation; exposure to danger, suspicion, etc.: a compromise of one's integrity.
verb (used with object), com·pro·mised, com·pro·mis·ing.
5.to settle by a compromise.
6.to expose or make vulnerable to danger, suspicion, scandal, etc.; jeopardize: a military oversight that compromised the nation's defenses.
to bind by bargain or agreement.
to bring to terms.
1.the income of a government from taxation, excise duties, customs, or other sources, appropriated to the payment of the public expenses.
2.the government department charged with the collection of such income.
3.revenues, the collective items or amounts of income of a person, a state, etc.
4.the return or yield from any kind of property, patent, service, etc.; income.
5.an amount of money regularly coming in.
an array of entities, as light waves or particles, ordered in accordance with the magnitudes of a common physical property, as wavelength or mass: often the band of colors produced when sunlight is passed through a prism, comprising red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.
this band or series of colors together with extensions at the ends that are not visible to the eye, but that can be studied by means of photography, heat effects, etc., and that are produced by the dispersion of radiant energy other than ordinary light rays. Compare band spectrum, electromagnetic spectrum, mass spectrum.
2.a broad range of varied but related ideas or objects, the individual features of which tend to overlap so as to form a continuous series or sequence: the spectrum of political beliefs.
verb (used with object)
1.to put an end to the activities of (a person, body of persons, etc.): to suppress the Communist and certain left-leaning parties.
2.to do away with by or as by authority; abolish; stop (a practice, custom, etc.).
3.to keep in or repress (a feeling, smile, groan, etc.).
4.to withhold from disclosure or publication (truth, evidence, a book, names, etc.).
5.to stop or arrest
1.the good fortune, health, happiness, prosperity, etc., of a person, group, or organization; well-being: to look after a child's welfare; the physical or moral welfare of society.
3.financial or other assistance to an individual or family from a city, state, or national government: Thousands of jobless people in this city would starve if it weren't for welfare.
4.( initial capital letter ) Informal. a governmental agency that provides funds and aid to people in need, especially those unable to work.
5.on welfare, receiving financial aid from the government or from a private organization because of hardship and need.
verb (used with object), pre·ced·ed, pre·ced·ing.
1.to go before, as in place, order, rank, importance, or time.
2.to introduce by something preliminary; preface: to precede one's statement with a qualification.
verb (used without object), pre·ced·ed, pre·ced·ing.
3.to go or come before.
4.Journalism. copy printed at the beginning of a news story presenting late bulletins, editorial notes, or prefatory remarks.