Posted by: retarigan | December 27, 2015

Word Dictionary [271215]


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…)

pronunciation: kəmˈpi:t

from Oxford: compete

v.intr.
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: Anne de Mortimer; Anne de Mortimer, Countess of Cambridge (27 December 1390 – c. 21 September 1411) was an English noblewoman in line of succession for the throne of England. She was the mother of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, and through him she was the grandmother of English kings Edward IV and Richard III

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