a substance or product that can be traded, bought, or sold:
The country's most valuable commodities include tin and diamonds
a large company or group of companies that is controlled together as a single organization:
a multinational corporation
a paper or set of papers with written or printed information, especially of an official type:
a good reason or explanation for something:
There is no justification for treating people so badly
relating to or belonging to the armed forces:
foreign military intervention
the state of being a partner
Me and my partner have a good partnership
related to work that needs special training or education:
Chris, you're a nurse, so can I ask your professional opinion on bandaging ankles?
activities to advertise something:
a sales promotion
to solve or end a problem or difficulty:
Have you resolved the problem of transport yet?
an officially organized plan or system:
a training/housing/play scheme
a number of similar or related events or things, one following another:
There has been a series of sexual attacks on women in the area.
the number or amount of something in general:
It's the sheer volume of traffic in the city that is causing the problems.
the method or possibility of getting near to a place or person:
The only access to the village is by boat.
to give something, especially money, in order to provide or achieve something together with other people:
Aren't you going to contribute towards Jack's leaving present
to make various different things work effectively as a whole:
We need someone to coordinate the whole campaign.
to show or make make something clear:
These figures clearly demonstrate the size of the economic problem facing the country.
to start using a plan or system:
The changes to the national health system will be implemented next year.
to force someone to accept something, especially a belief or way of living:
I don't want them to impose their religious beliefs on my children.
a connection between two people, things, or ideas:
There's a direct link between diet and heart disease.
to make something as great in amount, size, or importance as possible:
Some airlines have cancelled less popular routes in an effort to maximize profits.
to remove or stop using something gradually or in stages
I'm going to phase out using the computer so much
to make information available to people, especially in a book, magazine
I'm guing to publish me first book to day
to put information, especially your name, into an official list or record:
I registered the car in my name.
experience something that is unpleasant or something that involves a change:
She underwent an operation on a tumour in her left lung last year.
to do or begin to do something, especially something that will take a long time or be difficult:
Students are required to undertake simple experiments.
happing once a year
It's our annual catday!
relating to a person's own country:
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