Word of the day: compete
Definition: v.intr. (often foll. by with, against a person, for a thing) strive for superiority or supremacy (competed with his brother; compete against the Russians; compete for the victory).
Synonyms: vie, contend
Etymology: L competere competit-, in late sense ‘strive after or contend for (something)’ (as COM-, petere seek) (more…)
from Oxford: compete
1 (often foll. by with, against a person, for a thing) strive for superiority or supremacy (competed with his brother; compete against the Russians; compete for the victory).
2 (often foll. by in) take part (in a contest etc.) (competed in the hurdles).
Etymology: L competere competit-, in late sense ‘strive after or contend for (something)’ (as COM-, petere seek)
from Wordnet: compete
v : compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others [syn: vie, contend]
Quote of the day: A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea. by Honore de Balzac
Birthday of the day: Ludovico Sforza; Ludovico Sforza Duke of Milan (Ludovico il Moro, ‘The Moor’; 27 July 1452 – 27 May 1508), a member of the Sforza dynasty of Milan, Duchy of Milan, was the fourth son of Francesco Sforza, and was famed as patron of Leonardo da Vinci and other artists and presided over the final and most productive stage of the Milanese Renaissance. He is probably best known as the man who commissioned the Last Supper.
Joke of the day: A guy goes to a girl’s house for the first time, and she shows him into the living room. She excuses herself to go to the kitchen to make them a few drinks, and as he’s standing there alone, he notices a cute little vase on the mantel. He picks it up, and as he’s looking at it, she walks back in. He says ‘What’s this?’ She says, ‘Oh, my father’s ashes are in there.’ He goes, ‘Geez…oooh….I…’ She says, ‘Yeah, he’s too lazy to go to the kitchen to get an ashtray when he smokes.’
Thought of the day: Plausible impossibilities should be preferred to unconvincing possibilities.
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