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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.

June 2009

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.

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

ker·nel (kûrnl) n. 1. A grain or seed, as of a cereal grass, enclosed in a husk. 2. The inner, usually edible seed of a nut or fruit stone. 3. The most material and central part; the core: "that hard kernel of gaiety that never breaks" Evelyn Waugh.

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