Posted by: retarigan | May 22, 2016

Word Dictionary [220516]


Word of the day: endeavour
Definition: v. & n. tr. (foll. by to infin.) try earnestly.
Synonyms: enterprise, endeavor
Etymology: ME f. put oneself in DEVOIR (more…)

pronunciation: ɪnˈdevə

from Oxford: endeavour

v. & n.  (US endeavor)
–v.
1 tr. (foll. by to + infin.) try earnestly.
2 intr. (foll. by after) archaic strive.
–n. (often foll. by at, or to + infin.) an earnest attempt.
Etymology: ME f. put oneself in DEVOIR

from Wordnet: endeavour

n 1: a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness); “he had doubts about the whole enterprise” [syn: enterprise, endeavor]
  2: earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something: “made an effort to cover all the reading material”; “wished him luck in his endeavor”; “she gave it a good try” [syn: attempt, effort, endeavor, try]
 v : attempt by employing effort; “we endeavor to make our customers happy” [syn: endeavor, strive]

Quote of the day: For disappearing acts, it’s hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work. by Doug Larson

Louis de Buade de Frontenac

Louis de Buade de Frontenac

Birthday of the day: Louis de Buade de Frontenac; Louis de Buade, Comte de Frontenac et de Palluau (May 22, 1622 – November 28, 1698) was a French soldier, courtier, and Governor General of New France from 1672 to 1682 and from 1689 to his death in 1698. He established a number of forts on the Great Lakes and engaged in a series of battles against the English and the Iroquois.

Joke of the day: A man and his wife were sitting in the living room discussing a ‘Living Will’. The man said ‘Just so you know, I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle. If that ever happens, just pull the plug.’ His wife got up, unplugged the TV and threw out all the beer.

Thought of the day: Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

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