Posted by: retarigan | July 22, 2015

Word Dictionary [220715]


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

Philip I of Castile

Philip I of Castile

Birthday of the day: Philip I of Castile; Philip I (22 July 1478 – 25 September 1506), known as Philip the Handsome or the Fair, was the first Habsburg King of Castile. The son of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, Philip inherited the greater part of the Duchy of Burgundy and the Burgundian Netherlands (as Philip IV) from his mother, Mary of Burgundy, and briefly succeeded to the Crown of Castile as the husband of Queen Joanna of Castile. He was the first Habsburg monarch in Spain. He never inherited his father’s territories, nor became Holy Roman Emperor, because he predeceased his father.

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.

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