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October 2009

neologism - definition of neologism by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

ne·ol·o·gism (n-l-jzm) n. 1. A new word, expression, or usage. 2. The creation or use of new words or senses. 3. Psychology a. The invention of new words regarded as a symptom of certain psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia. b. A word so invented. 4. Theology A new doctrine or a new interpretation of scripture.

August 2009

grapevine - definition of grapevine by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

grape·vine (grpvn) n. 1. A vine on which grapes grow. 2. a. The informal transmission of information, gossip, or rumor from person to person. b. A usually unrevealed source of confidential information.

vine - definition of vine by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

vine (vn) n. 1. a. A weak-stemmed plant that derives its support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface. b. The stem of such a plant. 2. a. A grapevine. b. Grapevines considered as a group: products of the vine. intr.v. vined, vin·ing, vines To form or develop like a vine.

vineyard - definition of vineyard by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

vine·yard (vnyrd) n. 1. Ground planted with cultivated grapevines. 2. A sphere of spiritual, mental, or physical endeavor. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. vineyard [vinn-yard] Noun an area of land where grapes are grown [Old English wīngeard] Collins Essential English Dictionary 2nd Edition 2006 © HarperCollins Publishers 2004, 2006

July 2009

kindly - definition of kindly by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

kind·ly (kndl) adj. kind·li·er, kind·li·est 1. Of a sympathetic, helpful, or benevolent nature: a kindly interest; a gentle, kindly soul. See Synonyms at kind1. 2. Agreeable; pleasant: a kindly breeze. 3. a. Archaic Within the law; lawful. b. Obsolete Natural to its kind. adv. 1. Out of kindness: She kindly overlooked their mistake. 2. In a kind manner: He spoke kindly to us. 3. Pleasantly; agreeably: The sun shone kindly. 4. In an accommodating manner: Would you kindly fill in your name and address? 5. Obsolete In a way or course that is natural; fittingly.

kindle - definition of kindle by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

kin·dle 1 (kndl) v. kin·dled, kin·dling, kin·dles v.tr. 1. a. To build or fuel (a fire). b. To set fire to; ignite. 2. To cause to glow; light up: The sunset kindled the skies. 3. To arouse (an emotion, for example): "No spark had yet kindled in him an intellectual passion" (George Eliot). v.intr. 1. To catch fire; burst into flame. 2. To become bright; glow. 3. To become inflamed. 4. To be stirred up; rise.

Groomer - definition of Groomer by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

groom (grm, grm) n. 1. A person employed to take care of horses or a stable. 2. A bridegroom. 3. One of several officers in an English royal household. 4. Archaic a. A man. b. A male servant.

June 2009

default - definition of default by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

de·fault (d-fôlt) n. 1. Failure to perform a task or fulfill an obligation, especially failure to meet a financial obligation: in default on a loan. 2. Law Failure to make a required court appearance. 3. The failure of one or more competitors or teams to participate in a contest: won the championship by default. 4. a. Computer Science A particular setting or value for a variable that is assigned automatically by an operating system and remains in effect unless canceled or overridden by the operator: changed the default for the font in the word processing program. b. A situation or condition that obtains in the absence of active intervention. v. de·fault·ed, de·fault·ing, de·faults

tuna - definition of tuna by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

tu·na 1 (tn, ty-) n. pl. tuna or tu·nas 1. a. Any of various often large scombroid marine food and game fishes of the genus Thunnus and related genera, many of which, including T. thynnus and the albacore, are commercially important sources of canned fish. Also called tunny. b. Any of several related fishes, such as the bonito. 2. The edible flesh of tuna, often canned or processed. Also called tuna fish.

fur - definition of fur by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

fur (fûr) n. 1. The thick coat of soft hair covering the skin of a mammal, such as a fox or beaver. 2. The hair-covered, dressed pelt of such a mammal, used in the making of garments and as trimming or decoration. 3. A garment made of or lined with the dressed pelt of a mammal. 4. A coating similar to the pelt of a mammal.

girl - definition of girl by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

girl (gûrl) n. 1. A female child. 2. An immature or inexperienced woman, especially a young woman. 3. A daughter: our youngest girl. 4. Informal A grown woman: a night out with the girls. 5. A female who comes from or belongs to a particular place: a city girl. 6. Offensive A female servant, such as a maid. 7. A female sweetheart: cadets escorting their girls to the ball.

nerd - definition of nerd by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

nerd also nurd (nûrd) n. Slang 1. A foolish, inept, or unattractive person. 2. A person who is single-minded or accomplished in scientific or technical pursuits but is felt to be socially inept.

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charming - definition of charming by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

v. charmed, charm·ing, charms v.tr. 1. To attract or delight greatly: the simple elegance of the meal charmed the guests. 2. To induce by using strong personal attractiveness: charmed the guard into admitting them without invitations. 3. To cast or seem to cast a spell on; bewitch. v.intr. 1. To be alluring or pleasing. 2. To function as an amulet or charm. 3. To use magic spells.

awesome - definition of awesome by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

awe·some (ôsm) adj. 1. Inspiring awe: an awesome thunderstorm. 2. Expressing awe: stood in awesome silence before the ancient ruins. 3. Slang Remarkable; outstanding: "a totally awesome arcade game" Los Angeles Times.