Posted by: retarigan | June 27, 2016

Word Dictionary [270616]


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

Birthday of the day: Manikkavacakar; Manikkavasagar (மாணிக்கவாசகர் – literally words like jewels) was a Tamil poet who wrote Tiruvacakam, a book of Shaiva hymns. Manikkavacakar was one of the poets of the Hindu bhakti revival: his work forms one volume of the Tirumurai, the key religious text of Tamil Shaiva Siddhanta. A minister to the Pandya king Varagunavarman II (c. 862 C.E. – 885 C.E.), he lived in Madurai. His work is a poetic expression of the joy of God-experience, the anguish of being separated from God. Although he is a prominent saint in Southern India, he is not counted among the sixty-three nayanars.

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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