Posted by: retarigan | April 15, 2016

Word Dictionary [150416]


Word of the day: ostensible
Definition: adj. concealing the real; professed (his ostensible function was that of interpreter).
Synonyms: apparent(a), seeming(a), ostensive
Etymology: F f. med.L ostensibilis f. L ostendere ostens- stretch out to view (as OB-, tendere stretch) (more…)

pronunciation: ɔsˈtensəbl

from Oxford: ostensible

adj.  concealing the real; professed (his ostensible function was that of interpreter).
Derivatives: ostensibly adv.
Etymology: F f. med.L ostensibilis f. L ostendere ostens- stretch out to view (as OB-, tendere stretch)

from Wordnet: ostensible

adj 1: appearing as such but not necessarily so; “for all his apparent wealth he had no money to pay the rent”; “the committee investigated some apparent discrepancies”; “the ostensible truth of their theories”; “his seeming honesty” [syn: apparent(a), seeming(a)]
    2: represented or appearing as such; pretended; “His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity” [syn: ostensive]

Quote of the day: A picture is worth a thousand words. by Napoleon Bonaparte

Mimar Sinan

Mimar Sinan

Birthday of the day: Mimar Sinan; Khoca Mimar Sinan Ağa (Ottoman Turkish: خواجه معمار سنان آغا; Modern Turkish: Mimar Sinan) (c. 1490 – 1588) was the chief Ottoman architect and civil engineer for sultans Suleiman I, Selim II, and Murad III. He was responsible for the construction of more than three hundred major structures, and other more modest projects, such as his Koran schools (sibyan mektebs).

Joke of the day: Seems an elderly gentleman had serious hearing problems for a number of years. He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100%. The elderly gentleman went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor said, ‘Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased you can hear again.’ To which the gentleman said, ‘Oh, I haven’t told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to the conversations. I’ve changed my will five times!’

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