Posted by: retarigan | March 22, 2015

Word Dictionary [220315]


Word of the day: endeavour
Definition: v. & n. tr. (foll. by to infin.) try earnestly.
Synonyms: enterprise, endeavor
Etymology: ME f. put oneself in DEVOIR (more…)

pronunciation: ɪnˈdevə
from Oxford: endeavour

v. & n. (US endeavor)
–v.
1 tr. (foll. by to + infin.) try earnestly.
2 intr. (foll. by after) archaic strive.
–n. (often foll. by at, or to + infin.) an earnest attempt.
Etymology: ME f. put oneself in DEVOIR

from Wordnet: endeavour

n 1: a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness); “he had doubts about the whole enterprise” [syn: enterprise, endeavor]
2: earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something: “made an effort to cover all the reading material”; “wished him luck in his endeavor”; “she gave it a good try” [syn: attempt, effort, endeavor, try]
v : attempt by employing effort; “we endeavor to make our customers happy” [syn: endeavor, strive]

Quote of the day: For disappearing acts, it’s hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work. by Doug Larson

Birthday of the day: Bernard Plantapilosa; Bernard Plantapilosa (22 March 841 – 886), or Plantevelue, son of Bernard of Septimania and Dhuoda, was the Count of Auvergne (as Bernard II) from 872 to his death. The Emperor Charles the Fat granted him the title of Margrave of Aquitaine in 885.

Joke of the day: A man and his wife were sitting in the living room discussing a ‘Living Will’. The man said ‘Just so you know, I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle. If that ever happens, just pull the plug.’ His wife got up, unplugged the TV and threw out all the beer.

Thought of the day: Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Fact of the day: 238 – Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman Emperors.

Biography of the day: George Boole; George Boole [bu?l], (November 2, 1815 – December 8, 1864) was a British mathematician and philosopher. As the inventor of Boolean algebra, the basis of all modern computer arithmetic, Boole is regarded in hindsight as one of the founders of the field of computer science, although computers did not exist in his day. Boolean algebra was also used in the development of information retrieval, a major subfield of information science.

Article of the day: God of War; God of War is a third person action-adventure video game for the PlayStation 2, first released on March 22, 2005. Loosely based on Greek mythology, it is the first installment in the series of the same name and the third chronologically. The player controls Kratos, a Spartan warrior who serves the Olympian Gods. The goddess Athena tasks him with killing Ares, the God of War, who tricked Kratos into killing his own wife and child. As Ares besieges Athens out of hatred for Athena, Kratos embarks on a quest to find the one object capable of stopping the god: the legendary Pandora’s Box. The gameplay focuses on combo-based combat and features quick time events that require the player to complete game controller actions in a timed sequence to defeat stronger enemies and bosses. The player can use magical attacks, and the game also features puzzles and platforming elements. The eleventh best-selling PlayStation 2 game of all time, it sold more than 4.6 million copies worldwide. Regarded as one of the best action-adventure games for the platform and noted for its graphics, sound, presentation, and story, it won several “Game of the Year” awards.

Did you know: a) that paraplegic handcyclist Edward Maalouf is the only person to have won medals for Lebanon at the Paralympic Games? b) that the upcoming release Joe Danger: The Movie is a video game that parodies various Hollywood film scenes? c) that Harold Bell co-created Woodsy Owl (pictured), mascot of the United States Forest Service, on the set of the television series Lassie? d) that the Journal of Contemporary Religion, covering new religious movements and trends in mainstream religion, was founded in 1985 as Religion Today, with Peter B. Clarke as its founding editor?

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