Posted by: retarigan | May 19, 2016

Word Dictionary [190516]


Word of the day: involve
Definition: v.tr. (often foll. by in) cause (a person or thing) to participate, or share the experience or effect (in a situation, activity, etc.).
Synonyms: affect, regard, necessitate, ask, need, require, take, call for, demand
Etymology: ME f. L involvere involut- (as IN-(2), volvere roll) (more…)

pronunciation: ɪnˈvɔlv

from Oxford: involve

v.tr.
1 (often foll. by in) cause (a person or thing) to participate, or share the experience or effect (in a situation, activity, etc.).
2 imply, entail, make necessary.
3 (foll. by in) implicate (a person in a charge, crime, etc.).
4 include or affect in its operations.
5 (as involved adj.) a (often foll. by in) concerned or interested.  b complicated in thought or form.
Etymology: ME f. L involvere involut- (as IN-(2), volvere roll)

from Wordnet: involve

v 1: connect closely and often incriminatingly; “This new ruling affects your business” [syn: affect, regard]
  2: engage as a participant; “Don’t involve me in your family affairs!”
  3: have as a necessary feature or consequence; entail; “This decision involves many changes” [syn: imply]
  4: require as useful, just, or proper; “It takes nerve to do what she did”; “success usually requires hard work”; “This job asks a lot of patience and skill”; “This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice”; “This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert” [syn: necessitate, ask, need, require, take, call for, demand] [ant: obviate]
  5: contain as a part; “Dinner at Joe’s always involves at least six courses”
  6: wrap; “The tower was involved in mist”
  7: occupy or engage the interest of; “His story completely involved me during the entire afternoon”
  8: make complex or intricate or complicated; “The situation was rather involved”

Quote of the day: DoubtDoubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother. by Kahlil Gibran

Jacob Jordaens

Jacob Jordaens

Birthday of the day: Jacob Jordaens; Jacob Jordaens (19 May 1593 – 18 October 1678) was one of three Flemish Baroque painters, along with Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck, to bring prestige to the Antwerp school of painting. Unlike those contemporaries he never traveled abroad to study Italian painting, and his career is marked by an indifference to their intellectual and courtly aspirations. In fact, except for a few short trips to locations in the Low Countries, he remained in Antwerp his entire life. As well as being a successful painter, he was a prominent designer of tapestries. Like Rubens, Jordaens painted altarpieces, mythological, and allegorical scenes, and after 1640—the year Rubens died—he was the most important painter in Antwerp for large-scale commissions and the status of his patrons increased in general. However, he is best-known today for his numerous large genre scenes based on proverbs in the manner of his contemporary Jan Brueghel the Elder, depicting The King Drinks and As the Old Sing, So Pipe the Young. Jordaens’s main artistic influences, besides Rubens and the Brueghel family, were northern Italian painters such as Jacopo Bassano, Paolo Veronese, and Caravaggio.

Joke of the day:  Through the pitch-black night, the captain sees a light dead ahead on a collision course with his ship. He sends a signal: ‘Change your course 10 degree east.’ The light signals back: ‘Change yours, 10 degrees west.’ Angry, the captain sends: ‘I’m a navy captain! Change your course, sir!’ ‘I’m a seaman, second class,’ comes the reply. ‘Change your course, sir.’ Now the captain is furious. ‘I’m a battleship! I’m not changing course!? There is one last reply. ‘I’m a lighthouse. Your call!’

Thought of the day: True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written; in writing what deserves to be read.

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