Posted by: retarigan | March 27, 2016

Word Dictionary [270316]


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

Robert II of France

Robert II of France

Birthday of the day: Robert II of France; Robert II (27 March 972 – 20 July 1031), called the Pious (French: le Pieux) or the Wise (French: le Sage), was King of France from 996 until his death. The second reigning member of the House of Capet, he was born in Orléans to Hugh Capet and Adelaide of Aquitaine.

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.’

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