Posted by: retarigan | March 19, 2015

Word Dictionary [190315]

Word of the day: involve
Definition: (often foll. by in) cause (a person or thing) to participate, or share the experience or effect (in a situation, activity, etc.).
Synonyms: affect, regard, necessitate, ask, need, require, take, call for, demand
Etymology: ME f. L involvere involut- (as IN-(2), volvere roll) (more…)

pronunciation: ɪnˈvɔlv
from Oxford: involve
1 (often foll. by in) cause (a person or thing) to participate, or share the experience or effect (in a situation, activity, etc.).
2 imply, entail, make necessary.
3 (foll. by in) implicate (a person in a charge, crime, etc.).
4 include or affect in its operations.
5 (as involved adj.) a (often foll. by in) concerned or interested. b complicated in thought or form.
Etymology: ME f. L involvere involut- (as IN-(2), volvere roll)
from Wordnet: involve

v 1: connect closely and often incriminatingly; “This new ruling affects your business” [syn: affect, regard]
2: engage as a participant; “Don’t involve me in your family affairs!”
3: have as a necessary feature or consequence; entail; “This decision involves many changes” [syn: imply]
4: require as useful, just, or proper; “It takes nerve to do what she did”; “success usually requires hard work”; “This job asks a lot of patience and skill”; “This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice”; “This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert” [syn: necessitate, ask, need, require, take, call for, demand] [ant: obviate]
5: contain as a part; “Dinner at Joe’s always involves at least six courses”
6: wrap; “The tower was involved in mist”
7: occupy or engage the interest of; “His story completely involved me during the entire afternoon”
8: make complex or intricate or complicated; “The situation was rather involved”

Quote of the day: DoubtDoubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother. by Kahlil Gibran

Ashikaga Yoshikatsu

Ashikaga Yoshikatsu

Birthday of the day: Ashikaga Yoshikatsu; Ashikaga Yoshikatsu (足利 義勝, March 19, 1434 – August 16, 1443) was the 7th shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate who reign from 1442 to 1443 during the Muromachi period of Japan. Yoshikatsu was the son of 6th shogun Ashikaga Yoshinori.

Joke of the day: Through the pitch-black night, the captain sees a light dead ahead on a collision course with his ship. He sends a signal: ‘Change your course 10 degree east.’ The light signals back: ‘Change yours, 10 degrees west.’ Angry, the captain sends: ‘I’m a navy captain! Change your course, sir!’ ‘I’m a seaman, second class,’ comes the reply. ‘Change your course, sir.’ Now the captain is furious. ‘I’m a battleship! I’m not changing course!? There is one last reply. ‘I’m a lighthouse. Your call!’

Thought of the day: True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written; in writing what deserves to be read.

Fact of the day: 1279 – A Mongolian victory at the Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China.

Biography of the day: Pedro Albizu Campos; Pedro Albizu Campos (12 Sept. 1891-21 Apr. 1965), lawyer and nationalist, was born in the district of Machuelo Abajo, Puerto Rico, the son of Alejandro ‘El Vizca?no’ Albizu Romero, a Basque merchant, and Juliana Campos, a mesti?a of Spanish, Native American, and African heritage. After completing high school in Ponce, Albizu Campos received a scholarship from the University of Vermont, where he enrolled in 1912 to study chemistry. In 1913 he transferred to Harvard University and worked as a translator (he was fluent in eight languages) and a writer for the Christian Science Monitor.

Article of the day: Brill railway station; Brill railway station was the terminus of a small railway line in Buckinghamshire, England, known as the Brill Tramway. Built and owned by the 3rd Duke of Buckingham, it opened just north of Brill in 1872. As the line was cheaply built and used poor quality locomotives, services were slow, taking 1 hour 45 minutes to travel the six miles (10 km) from Brill to the junction station with mainline services at Quainton Road. Although little used by passengers, the station was important for freight traffic, particularly shipping milk from the area’s farms to London. The Metropolitan Railway took over the line in 1899, and upgraded it. In 1933 it became part of the London Underground as one of the two north-western termini, despite being and over two hours travelling time from London. The management of London Transport aimed to reduce goods services, and it was felt that the line to Brill was unlikely to become a viable passenger route. The line was closed in 1935, and all buildings and infrastructure at Brill associated with the railway were sold at auction. Most of the station infrastructure was demolished, though three station cottages survive.

Did you know: a) that although Kevin Daft set two records in NFL Europe, he was released by the Tennessee Titans in August 2002? b) that Max Bell went from making $35 per week at a Calgary newspaper during the Great Depression to owning Canada’s largest newspaper syndicate in 1965? c) that due to the sexually explicit content of Saman, Ayu Utami’s debut novel, her mother refused to read it to her father? d) that while the 19th-century writer Samuel Lewis described the Welsh church of St Mary, Tal-y-llyn (pictured) as ‘a small edifice of no interest’, it is now one of the most highly rated listed buildings in the country?



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