Word of the day: glossy
Definition: adj. & n. having a shine; smooth.
Synonyms: glistening, lustrous, sheeny, shiny, shining
Etymology: 16th c.: orig. unkn. (more…)
from Oxford: glossy
adj. & n.
–adj. (glossier, glossiest)
1 having a shine; smooth.
2 (of paper etc.) smooth and shiny.
3 (of a magazine etc.) printed on such paper.
–n. (pl. -ies) colloq.
1 a glossy magazine.
2 a photograph with a glossy surface.
Derivatives: glossily adv. glossiness n.
from Wordnet: glossy
adj 1: having a smooth, gleaming surface; “glossy auburn hair”; “satiny gardenia petals”; “sleek black fur”; “silken eyelashes”; “silky skin”; “a silklike fabric”; “slick seals and otters” [syn: satin(a), satiny, sleek, silken, silky, silklike, slick]
2: (of paper and fabric and leather) having a surface made smooth and glossy especially by pressing between rollers; “calendered paper”; “a dress of glossy sateen” [syn: calendered]
3: reflecting light; “glistening bodies of swimmers”; “the horse’s glossy coat”; “lustrous auburn hair”; “saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet”; “shining white enamel” [syn: glistening, lustrous, sheeny, shiny, shining]
Quote of the day: Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. by Mother Teresa
Birthday of the day: Heinrich Bullinger; Heinrich Bullinger (July 18, 1504 – September 17, 1575) was a Swiss reformer, the successor of Huldrych Zwingli as head of the Zurich church and pastor at Grossmünster. A much less controversial figure than John Calvin or Martin Luther, his importance has long been underestimated; recent research shows that he was one of the most influential theologians of the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century.
Joke of the day: A woman in her eighties made the evening news because she was getting married for the fourth time. The following day she was being interviewed by a local TV station, and the commentator asked about what it felt to be married again at that age and if would she share part of her previous experiences, as it seemed quite unique that her new husband was a ‘funeral director.’ After a short time to think, a smile came to her face and she proudly explained that she had first married a banker when she was in her twenties, in her forties she married a circus ring master, and in her sixties she married a pastor and now in her eighties, a funeral director. The amazed commentator asked her why she had married men with such diverse carriers. With a smile on her face she explained, ‘I married one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go.’
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