Word of the Day February 24, 2018

meme

[meem]
noun
1.

  1. a cultural item that is transmitted by repetition and replication in a manner analogous to the biological transmission of genes.
  2. a cultural item in the form of an image, video, phrase, etc., that is spread via the Internet and often altered in a creative or humorous way.
verb (used without object), memed, memeing or meming.
2.

to create and spread memes:

He spends a lot of time memeing and sharing his videos with friends.
verb (used with object), memed, memeing or meming.
3.

to make the subject of a meme:

cute cats that get memed.

Word of the Day February 17, 2018

colloidal

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Related to colloidal: colloidal solution, Colloidal silver

n.1. Chemistry

a. A system in which finely divided particles, which are approximately 1 to 1,000 millimicrons in size, are dispersed within a continuous medium in a manner that prevents them from being filtered easily or settled rapidly.
b. The particulate matter so dispersed.
2. The gelatinous stored secretion of the thyroid gland, consisting mainly of thyroglobulin.
3. Gelatinous material resulting from degeneration in diseased tissue.
adj.

Of, relating to, containing, or having the nature of a colloid.

Word of the Day February 10, 2018

dot·age

(dō′tĭj)

n.

A deterioration of mental faculties associated with aging

n
1. feebleness of mind, esp as a result of old age
2. foolish infatuation

Word of the Day February 3, 2018

vac·il·late

(văs′ə-lāt′)

intr.v. vac·il·lat·ed, vac·il·lat·ing, vac·il·lates

1. To be unable to choose between different courses of action or opinions; waver: She vacillated about whether to leave.
2. To change between one state and another; fluctuate: The weather vacillated between sunny and rainy.
3. Archaic To sway from one side to the other.

[Latin vacillāre, vacillāt-, to waver.]

vac′il·lat′ing·ly adv.
vac′il·la′tion n.
vac′il·la′tor n.

Word of the Day January 6, 2018

forlorn

[fawr-lawrn]
adjective
1.

desolate or dreary; unhappy or miserable, as in feeling, condition, or appearance.
2.

lonely and sad; forsaken.
3.

expressive of hopelessness; despairing:

forlorn glances.
4.

bereft; destitute:

forlorn of comfort.
Cite:www.thefreedictionary.com

Word of the Day November 11,2017

Happy Veterns Day

Dord

The word dord is a notable error in lexicography, an accidental creation, or ghost word, of the G. and C. Merriam Company’s staff in the New International Dictionary, second edition (1934), in which the term is defined as a synonym for density used by physicists and chemists.

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Word of the Day October 7, 2017

e·phem·er·al

(ĭ-fĕm′ər-əl)

adj.

1. Lasting for a markedly brief time: “There remain some truths too ephemeral to be captured in the cold pages of a court transcript” (Irving R. Kaufman).
2. Having a short lifespan or a short annual period of aboveground growth. Used especially of plants.
n.

Something, especially a plant, that is ephemeral.

[From Greek ephēmeros : ep-, epi-, epi- + hēmerā, day.]

e·phem′er·al′i·ty, e·phem′er·al·ness n.
e·phem′er·al·ly adv.