Posted by: retarigan | February 18, 2016

Word Dictionary [180216]


Word of the day: glossy
Definition: adj. & n. having a shine; smooth.
Synonyms: glistening, lustrous, sheeny, shiny, shining
Etymology: 16th c.: orig. unkn. (more…)

pronunciation: ˈɡlɔsɪ

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

Jadwiga of Poland

Jadwiga of Poland

Birthday of the day: Jadwiga of Poland; Saint Jadwiga (1373/4 – 17 July 1399) was monarch of Poland from 1384 to her death. Her official title was ‘king’ rather than ‘queen’, reflecting that she was a sovereign in her own right and not merely a royal consort. She was a member of the Capetian House of Anjou, the daughter of King Louis I of Hungary and Elizabeth of Bosnia. She is known in Polish as Jadwiga, in English and German as Hedwig, in Lithuanian as Jadvyga, in Hungarian as Hedvig, and in Latin as Hedvigis.

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