Word of the Day October 20, 2018

throng

NOUN
  1. a large, densely packed crowd of people or animals.
    “he pushed his way through the throng” ·

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    synonyms:
    crowd · mass · multitude · horde · host · mob · assemblage · gathering ·

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VERB
  1. (of a crowd) fill or be present in (a place or area).
    “a crowd thronged the station” ·

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    synonyms:
    pack (into) · cram (into) · jam · fill · press into · squeeze into · mob ·

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Word of the Day July 28, 2018

widdershins

(wĭd′ər-shĭnz′) or with·er·shins (wĭth′-)

adv.

In a contrary or counterclockwise direction: “The coracle whirled round, clockwise, then widdershins” (Anthony Bailey).

[Middle Low German weddersinnes, from Middle High German widersinnes : wider, back (from Old High German widar; see wi- in Indo-European roots) + sinnes, in the direction of (from sin, direction, from Old High German; see sent- in Indo-European roots).]
CITE: American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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 January 20, 2018

ed·dy

(ĕd′ē)

n. pl. ed·dies

1. A current, as of water or air, moving contrary to the direction of the main current, especially in a circular motion.
2. A drift or tendency that is counter to or separate from a main current, as of opinion, tradition, or history.
intr.v. ed·died, ed·dy·ing, ed·dies

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.
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