Posted by: retarigan | March 4, 2016

Word Dictionary [040316]


Word of the day: juxtapose
Definition: v. place (things) side by side.
Synonyms: apposition
Etymology: F juxtaposer f. L juxta next: see POSE(1) (more…)

pronunciation: ˈdʒʌkstəpəuz

from Oxford: juxtapose

v.tr.
1 place (things) side by side.
2 (foll. by to, with) place (a thing) beside another.
Derivatives: juxtaposition n. juxtapositional adj.
Etymology: F juxtaposer f. L juxta next: see POSE(1)

from Wordnet: juxtapose

v : place side by side; “The fauvists juxtaposed strong colors”

Quote of the day: All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. by Walt Disney

Henry the Navigator

Henry the Navigator

Birthday of the day: Henry the Navigator; Henry the Navigator (Portuguese pronunciation: [ẽˈʁik(ɨ)]; Portuguese: Henrique o Navegador Porto, 4 March 1394 – 13 November 1460) was an infante (prince) of the Kingdom of Portugal and an important figure in the early days of the Portuguese Empire. He was responsible for the early development of European exploration and maritime trade with other continents.

Joke of the day: A pilot landed a plane with a rather bumpy landing. As part of his job he was required to stand by the terminal door and say goodbye to the passengers as they exited the airplane. He was afraid that someone might say something about his rather less than perfect landing, but everyone left without saying a word except for one passenger, an elderly lady, she slowly approached the pilot after most passengers had exited the plane and asked, ‘Did we land? Or were we shot down?’

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