Posted by: retarigan | May 15, 2016

Word Dictionary [150516]


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

Claudio Monteverdi

Claudio Monteverdi

Birthday of the day: Claudio Monteverdi; Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi (Italian pronunciation: [‘klaudjo mõnte’verdi]; 15 May 1567 (baptized) – 29 November 1643) was an Italian composer, gambist, and singer.

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!’

Thought of the day: It’s choice?not chance?that determines your destiny.

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