Posted by: retarigan | July 17, 2015

Word Dictionary [170715]


Word of the day: basal
Definition: adj. of, at, or forming a base.
Synonyms: radical, base, basic, primary
Etymology: BASE(1) -AL (more…)

pronunciation: ˈbeɪsl

from Oxford: basal

adj.
1 of, at, or forming a base.
2 fundamental.
Phrases and idioms: basal metabolism the chemical processes occurring in an organism at complete rest.
Etymology: BASE(1) + -AL

from Wordnet: basal

adj 1: (botany) especially of leaves; located at the base of a plant or stem; especially arising directly from the root or rootstock or a root-like stem; “basal placentation”; “radical leaves” [syn: radical] [ant: cauline]
2: serving as or forming a base; “the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats” [syn: base]
3: of primary importance; “basic truths” [syn: basic, primary]

Quote of the day: As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit. by Emmanuel Teney

Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts

Birthday of the day: Isaac Watts; Isaac Watts (17 July 1674 – 25 November 1748), is recognised as the ‘Father of English Hymnody’, as he was the first prolific and popular English hymnwriter, credited with some 750 hymns. Many of his hymns remain in active use today and have been translated into many languages.

Joke of the day: Two elderly couples were enjoying friendly conversation when one of the men asked the other, ‘Fred, how was the memory clinic you went to last month?’ ‘Outstanding,’ Fred replied. ‘They taught us all the latest psychological techniques: visualization, association, etc. It was great.’ ‘That’s great! And what was the name of the clinic?’ Fred went blank. He thought and thought, but couldn’t remember. Then a smile broke across his face and he asked, ‘What do you call that flower with the long stem and thorns?’ ‘You mean a rose?’ ‘Yes, that’s it!’ He turned to his wife, ‘Rose, what was the name of that memory clinic?’

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