Posted by: retarigan | April 27, 2016

Word Dictionary [270416]


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

Johann Adam Reinken

Johann Adam Reinken

Birthday of the day: Johann Adam Reinken; Johann Adam (Jan Adams, Jean Adam) Reincken (Reinken, Reinkinck, Reincke, Reinicke, Reinike) (baptized 10 December? 1643  – 24 November 1722) was a Dutch/German organist and composer. He was one of the most important German composers of the 17th century, a friend of Dieterich Buxtehude and a major influence on Johann Sebastian Bach, however, very few works of his survive to this day.

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.’

Thought of the day: Plausible impossibilities should be preferred to unconvincing possibilities.

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