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As

as1  (az; unstressed əz),USA pronunciation adv. 
  1. to the same degree, amount, or extent;
    similarly;
    equally: I don't think it's as hot and humid today as it was yesterday.
  2. for example;
    for instance: Some flowers, as the rose, require special care.
  3. thought to be or considered to be: the square as distinct from the rectangle; the church as separate from the state.
  4. in the manner (directed, agreed, promised, etc.): She sang as promised. He left as agreed.
  5. as well. See  well 1 (def. 11).
  6. as well as. See  well 1 (def. 12).

conj. 
  1. (used correlatively after an adjective or adverb prec. by an adverbial phrase, the adverbial as, or another adverb) to such a degree or extent that: It came out the same way as it did before. You are as good as you think you are.
  2. (without antecedent) in the degree, manner, etc., of or that: She's good as gold. Do as we do.
  3. at the same time that;
    while;
    when: as you look away.
  4. since;
    because: As you are leaving last, please turn out the lights.
  5. though: Questionable as it may be, we will proceed.
  6. with the result or purpose: He said it in a voice so loud as to make everyone stare.
  7. [Informal.](in dependent clauses) that: I don't know as I do.
  8. [Midland and Southern U.S. and Brit. Dial.]than.
  9. as … as, (used to express similarity or equality in a specified characteristic, condition, etc., as between one person or thing and another): as rich as Croesus.
  10. as far as, to the degree or extent that: It is an excellent piece of work, as far as I can tell.
  11. as for or  to, with respect to;
    in reference to: As for staying away, I wouldn't think of it.
  12. as good as: 
    • equivalent to;
      in effect;
      practically: as good as new.
    • true to;
      trustworthy as: as good as his word.
  13. as how, [Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.]that;
    if;
    whether: He allowed as how it was none of my business. I don't know as how I ought to interfere.
  14. as if or  though, as it would be if: It was as if the world had come to an end.
  15. as is, in whatever condition something happens to be, esp. referring to something offered for sale in a flawed, damaged, or used condition: We bought the table as is.
  16. as it were, in a way;
    so to speak: He became, as it were, a man without a country.
  17. as long as. See  long1 (def. 39).
  18. as of, beginning on;
    on and after;
    from: This price is effective as of June 23.
  19. as regards, with regard or reference to;
    concerning: As regards the expense involved, it is of no concern to him.
  20. as such: 
    • as being what is indicated;
      in that capacity: An officer of the law, as such, is entitled to respect.
    • in itself or in themselves: The position, as such, does not appeal to him, but the salary is a lure.
  21. as yet, up to the present time;
    until now: As yet, no one has thought of a solution.

pron. 
  1. (used relatively) that;
    who;
    which (usually prec. by such or the same): I have the same trouble as you had.
  2. a fact that: She did her job well, as can be proved by the records.
  3. [New England, Midland, and Southern U.S.]who;
    whom;
    which;
    that: Them as has gets.

prep. 
  1. in the role, function, or status of: to act as leader.

You

you (yo̅o̅; unstressed yŏŏ, yə),USA pronunciation pron., poss.  your  or  yours, obj.  you, pl.  you;
 n., pl.  yous. 
pron. 
  1. the pronoun of the second person singular or plural, used of the person or persons being addressed, in the nominative or objective case: You are the highest bidder. It is you who are to blame. We can't help you. This package came for you. Did she give you the book?
  2. one;
    anyone;
    people in general: a tiny animal you can't even see.
  3. (used in apposition with the subject of a sentence, sometimes repeated for emphasis following the subject): You children pay attention. You rascal, you!
  4. [Informal.](used in place of the pronoun your before a gerund): There's no sense in you getting upset.
  5. [Archaic.]
    • yourself;
      yourselves: Get you home. Make you ready.
    • a pl. form of the pronoun  ye. 

n. 
  1. something or someone closely identified with or resembling the person addressed: Don't buy the bright red shirt—it just isn't you. It was like seeing another you.
  2. the nature or character of the person addressed: Try to discover the hidden you.

Can

can1  (kan;[unstressed]kən),USA pronunciation auxiliary v.  and v., pres. sing. 1st pers.  can, 2nd  can  or ([Archaic])  canst, 3rd  can, pres. pl.  can*  past sing. 1st pers.  could, 2nd  could  or ([Archaic])  couldst, 3rd  could, past pl.  could. For auxiliary v.: imperative, infinitive, and participles lacking. For v. (Obs.): imperativecan;
 infinitivecan;
 past part. could;
 pres. part.cun•ning. 
auxiliary verb. 
  1. to be able to;
    have the ability, power, or skill to: She can solve the problem easily, I'm sure.
  2. to know how to: He can play chess, although he's not particularly good at it.
  3. to have the power or means to: A dictator can impose his will on the people.
  4. to have the right or qualifications to: He can change whatever he wishes in the script.
  5. may;
    have permission to: Can I speak to you for a moment?
  6. to have the possibility: A coin can land on either side.

v.t., v.i. 
  1. [Obs.]to know.

It

it1  (it),USA pronunciation pron., nom.  it, poss.  its  or ([Obs.]or[Dial.]) it, obj.  it;
 pl. nom.  they, poss.  their or theirs, obj.  them;
 n. 
pron. 
  1. (used to represent an inanimate thing understood, previously mentioned, about to be mentioned, or present in the immediate context): It has whitewall tires and red upholstery. You can't tell a book by its cover.
  2. (used to represent a person or animal understood, previously mentioned, or about to be mentioned whose gender is unknown or disregarded): It was the largest ever caught off the Florida coast. Who was it? It was John. The horse had its saddle on.
  3. (used to represent a group understood or previously mentioned): The judge told the jury it must decide two issues.
  4. (used to represent a concept or abstract idea understood or previously stated): It all started with Adam and Eve. He has been taught to believe it all his life.
  5. (used to represent an action or activity understood, previously mentioned, or about to be mentioned): Since you don't like it, you don't have to go skiing.
  6. (used as the impersonal subject of the verb to be, esp. to refer to time, distance, or the weather): It is six o'clock. It is five miles to town. It was foggy.
  7. (used in statements expressing an action, condition, fact, circumstance, or situation without reference to an agent): If it weren't for Edna, I wouldn't go.
  8. (used in referring to something as the origin or cause of pain, pleasure, etc.): Where does it hurt? It looks bad for the candidate.
  9. (used in referring to a source not specifically named or described): It is said that love is blind.
  10. (used in referring to the general state of affairs;
    circumstances, fate, or life in general): How's it going with you?
  11. (used as an anticipatory subject or object to make a sentence more eloquent or suspenseful or to shift emphasis): It is necessary that you do your duty. It was a gun that he was carrying.
  12. [Informal.](used instead of the pronoun its before a gerund): It having rained for only one hour didn't help the crops.

n. 
  1. (in children's games) the player called upon to perform some task, as, in tag, the one who must catch the other players.
  2. [Slang.]
    • sex appeal.
    • sexual intercourse.
  3. get with it, [Slang.]to become active or interested: He was warned to get with it or resign.
  4. have it, [Informal.]
    • to love someone: She really has it bad for him.
    • to possess the requisite abilities for something;
      be talented, adept, or proficient: In this business youeither have it or you don't.
  5. with it, [Slang.]
    • aware of the latest fads, fashions, etc.;
      up-to-date.
    • attentive or alert: I'm just not with it early in the morning.
    • understanding or appreciative of something, as jazz.
    • Carnival Slang. being a member of the carnival.

All

all (ôl),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. the whole of (used in referring to quantity, extent, or duration): all the cake; all the way; all year.
  2. the whole number of (used in referring to individuals or particulars, taken collectively): all students.
  3. the greatest possible (used in referring to quality or degree): with all due respect; with all speed.
  4. every: all kinds; all sorts.
  5. any;
    any whatever: beyond all doubt.
  6. nothing but;
    only: The coat is all wool.
  7. dominated by or as if by the conspicuous possession or use of a particular feature: The colt was all legs. They were all ears, listening attentively to everything she said.
  8. [Chiefly Pennsylvania German.]all gone;
    consumed;
    finished: The pie is all.

pron. 
  1. the whole quantity or amount: He ate all of the peanuts. All are gone.
  2. the whole number;
    every one: all of us.
  3. everything: Is that all you want to say? All is lost.

n. 
  1. one's whole interest, energy, or property: to give one's all; to lose one's all.
  2. (often cap.) the entire universe.
  3. above all, before everything else;
    chiefly: Above all, the little girl wanted a piano.
  4. after all, in spite of the circumstances;
    notwithstanding: He came in time after all.
  5. all in all: 
    • everything considered;
      in general: All in all, her health is greatly improved.
    • altogether: There were twelve absentees all in all.
    • everything;
      everything regarded as important: Painting became his all in all.
  6. all in hand, (of the copy for typesetting a particular article, book, issue, etc.) in the possession of the compositor.
  7. and all, together with every other associated or connected attribute, object, or circumstance: What with the snow and all, we may be a little late.
  8. at all: 
    • in the slightest degree: I wasn't surprised at all.
    • for any reason: Why bother at all?
    • in any way: no offense at all.
  9. for all (that), in spite of;
    notwithstanding: For all that, it was a good year.
  10. in all, all included;
    all together: a hundred guests in all.
  11. once and for all, for the last time;
    finally: The case was settled once and for all when the appeal was denied.

adv. 
  1. wholly;
    entirely;
    completely: all alone.
  2. only;
    exclusively: He spent his income all on pleasure.
  3. each;
    apiece: The score was one all.
  4. [Archaic.]even;
    just.
  5. all at once. See  once (def. 14).
  6. all but, almost;
    very nearly: These batteries are all but dead.
  7. all in, Northern and Western U.S. very tired;
    exhausted: We were all in at the end of the day.
  8. all in the wind, too close to the wind.
  9. all out, with all available means or effort: We went all out to win the war.
  10. all over: 
    • finished;
      done;
      ended.
    • everywhere;
      in every part.
    • in every respect;
      typically.
  11. all standing, [Naut.]
    • in such a way and so suddenly that sails or engines are still set to propel a vessel forward: The ship ran aground all standing.
    • fully clothed: The crew turned in all standing.
    • fully equipped, as a vessel.
  12. all that, remarkably;
    entirely;
    decidedly (used in negative constructions): It's not all that different from your other house.
  13. all the better, more advantageous;
    so much the better: If the sun shines it will be all the better for our trip.
  14. all there, [Informal.]mentally competent;
    not insane or feeble-minded: Some of his farfetched ideas made us suspect that he wasn't all there.
  15. all the same. See  same (def. 8).
  16. all told. See  told (def. 2).
  17. all up: 
    • [Print., Journ.](of copy) completely set in type.
    • [Informal.]with no vestige of hope remaining: It's all up with Georgethey've caught him.

Of

of1  (uv, ov; unstressed əv or, esp. before consonants, ə),USA pronunciation prep. 
  1. (used to indicate distance or direction from, separation, deprivation, etc.): within a mile of the church; south of Omaha; to be robbed of one's money.
  2. (used to indicate derivation, origin, or source): a man of good family; the plays of Shakespeare; a piece of cake.
  3. (used to indicate cause, motive, occasion, or reason): to die of hunger.
  4. (used to indicate material, component parts, substance, or contents): a dress of silk; a book of poems; a package of cheese.
  5. (used to indicate apposition or identity): Is that idiot of a salesman calling again?
  6. (used to indicate specific identity or a particular item within a category): the city of Chicago; thoughts of love.
  7. (used to indicate possession, connection, or association): the king of France; the property of the church.
  8. (used to indicate inclusion in a number, class, or whole): one of us.
  9. (used to indicate the objective relation, the object of the action noted by the preceding noun or the application of a verb or adjective): the ringing of bells; He writes her of home; I'm tired of working.
  10. (used to indicate reference or respect): There is talk of peace.
  11. (used to indicate qualities or attributes): an ambassador of remarkable tact.
  12. (used to indicate a specified time): They arrived of an evening.
  13. [Chiefly Northern U.S.]before the hour of;
    until: twenty minutes of five.
  14. on the part of: It was very mean of you to laugh at me.
  15. in respect to: fleet of foot.
  16. set aside for or devoted to: a minute of prayer.
  17. [Archaic.]by: consumed of worms.

Control

con•trol (kən trōl),USA pronunciation v.,  -trolled, -trol•ling, n. 
v.t. 
  1. to exercise restraint or direction over;
    dominate;
    command.
  2. to hold in check;
    curb: to control a horse; to control one's emotions.
  3. to test or verify (a scientific experiment) by a parallel experiment or other standard of comparison.
  4. to eliminate or prevent the flourishing or spread of: to control a forest fire.
  5. [Obs.]to check or regulate (transactions), originally by means of a duplicate register.

n. 
  1. the act or power of controlling;
    regulation;
    domination or command: Who's in control here?
  2. the situation of being under the regulation, domination, or command of another: The car is out of control.
  3. check or restraint: Her anger is under control.
  4. a legal or official means of regulation or restraint: to institute wage and price controls.
  5. a standard of comparison in scientific experimentation.
  6. a person who acts as a check;
    controller.
  7. a device for regulating and guiding a machine, as a motor or airplane.
  8. controls, a coordinated arrangement of such devices.
  9. prevention of the flourishing or spread of something undesirable: rodent control.
  10. [Baseball.]the ability of a pitcher to throw the ball into the strike zone consistently: The rookie pitcher has great power but no control.
  11. [Philately.]any device printed on a postage or revenue stamp to authenticate it as a government issue or to identify it for bookkeeping purposes.
  12. a spiritual agency believed to assist a medium at a séance.
  13. the supervisor to whom an espionage agent reports when in the field.
con•trolla•ble, adj., n. 
con•trol′la•bili•ty, con•trolla•ble•ness, n. 
con•trolla•bly, adv. 
con•trolless, adj. 
con•trolling•ly, adv. 

In

in (in),USA pronunciation prep., adv., adj., n., v.,  inned, in•ning. 
prep. 
  1. (used to indicate inclusion within space, a place, or limits): walking in the park.
  2. (used to indicate inclusion within something abstract or immaterial): in politics; in the autumn.
  3. (used to indicate inclusion within or occurrence during a period or limit of time): in ancient times; a task done in ten minutes.
  4. (used to indicate limitation or qualification, as of situation, condition, relation, manner, action, etc.): to speak in a whisper; to be similar in appearance.
  5. (used to indicate means): sketched in ink; spoken in French.
  6. (used to indicate motion or direction from outside to a point within) into: Let's go in the house.
  7. (used to indicate transition from one state to another): to break in half.
  8. (used to indicate object or purpose): speaking in honor of the event.
  9. in that, because;
    inasmuch as: In that you won't have time for supper, let me give you something now.

adv. 
  1. in or into some place, position, state, relation, etc.: Please come in.
  2. on the inside;
    within.
  3. in one's house or office.
  4. in office or power.
  5. in possession or occupancy.
  6. having the turn to play, as in a game.
  7. [Baseball.](of an infielder or outfielder) in a position closer to home plate than usual;
    short: The third baseman played in, expecting a bunt.
  8. on good terms;
    in favor: He's in with his boss, but he doubts it will last.
  9. in vogue;
    in style: He says straw hats will be in this year.
  10. in season: Watermelons will soon be in.
  11. be in for, to be bound to undergo something, esp. a disagreeable experience: We are in for a long speech.
  12. in for it, [Slang.]about to suffer chastisement or unpleasant consequences, esp. of one's own actions or omissions: I forgot our anniversary again, and I'll be in for it now.Also,[Brit.,] for it. 
  13. in with, on friendly terms with;
    familiar or associating with: They are in with all the important people.

adj. 
  1. located or situated within;
    inner;
    internal: the in part of a mechanism.
  2. [Informal.]
    • in favor with advanced or sophisticated people;
      fashionable;
      stylish: the in place to dine; Her new novel is the in book to read this summer.
    • comprehensible only to a special or ultrasophisticated group: an in joke.
  3. well-liked;
    included in a favored group.
  4. inward;
    incoming;
    inbound: an in train.
  5. plentiful;
    available.
  6. being in power, authority, control, etc.: a member of the in party.
  7. playing the last nine holes of an eighteen-hole golf course (opposed to out): His in score on the second round was 34.

n. 
  1. Usually,  ins. persons in office or political power (distinguished from outs).
  2. a member of the political party in power: The election made him an in.
  3. pull or influence;
    a social advantage or connection: He's got an in with the senator.
  4. (in tennis, squash, handball, etc.) a return or service that lands within the in-bounds limits of a court or section of a court (opposed to out).

v.t. Brit. [Dial.]
  1. to enclose.

The

the1  (stressed ᵺē; unstressed before a consonant ᵺə;
unstressed before a vowel ᵺē),USA pronunciation
 definite article. 
  1. (used, esp. before a noun, with a specifying or particularizing effect, as opposed to the indefinite or generalizing force of the indefinite article a or an): the book you gave me; Come into the house.
  2. (used to mark a proper noun, natural phenomenon, ship, building, time, point of the compass, branch of endeavor, or field of study as something well-known or unique):the sun;
    the Alps;
    theQueen Elizabeth;
    the past; the West.
  3. (used with or as part of a title): the Duke of Wellington; the Reverend John Smith.
  4. (used to mark a noun as indicating the best-known, most approved, most important, most satisfying, etc.): the skiing center of the U.S.; If you're going to work hard, now is the time.
  5. (used to mark a noun as being used generically): The dog is a quadruped.
  6. (used in place of a possessive pronoun, to note a part of the body or a personal belonging): He won't be able to play football until the leg mends.
  7. (used before adjectives that are used substantively, to note an individual, a class or number of individuals, or an abstract idea): to visit the sick; from the sublime to the ridiculous.
  8. (used before a modifying adjective to specify or limit its modifying effect): He took the wrong road and drove miles out of his way.
  9. (used to indicate one particular decade of a lifetime or of a century): the sixties; the gay nineties.
  10. (one of many of a class or type, as of a manufactured item, as opposed to an individual one): Did you listen to the radio last night?
  11. enough: He saved until he had the money for a new car. She didn't have the courage to leave.
  12. (used distributively, to note any one separately) for, to, or in each;
    a or an: at one dollar the pound.

Before

be•fore (bi fôr, -fōr),USA pronunciation prep. 
  1. previous to;
    earlier or sooner than: Phone me before noon.
  2. in front of;
    ahead of;
    in advance of: his shadow advancing before him; She stood before the window.
  3. ahead of;
    in the future of;
    awaiting: The golden age is before us.
  4. in preference to;
    rather than: They would die before surrendering.
  5. in precedence of, as in order or rank: We put freedom before wealth.
  6. in the presence or sight of: to appear before an audience.
  7. less than;
    until: used in indicating the exact time: It's ten before three.
  8. under the jurisdiction or consideration of: He was summoned before a magistrate.
  9. confronted by;
    in the face of: Before such wild accusations, he was too stunned to reply.
  10. in the regard of: a crime before God and humanity.
  11. under the overwhelming influence of: bending before the storm.
  12. without figuring or deducting: income before deductions.

adv. 
  1. in front;
    in advance;
    ahead: The king entered with macebearers walking before.
  2. in time preceding;
    previously: If we'd known before, we'd have let you know.
  3. earlier or sooner: Begin at noon, not before.

conj. 
  1. previous to the time when: Send the telegram before we go.
  2. sooner than;
    rather than: I will die before I submit.

The

the1  (stressed ᵺē; unstressed before a consonant ᵺə;
unstressed before a vowel ᵺē),USA pronunciation
 definite article. 
  1. (used, esp. before a noun, with a specifying or particularizing effect, as opposed to the indefinite or generalizing force of the indefinite article a or an): the book you gave me; Come into the house.
  2. (used to mark a proper noun, natural phenomenon, ship, building, time, point of the compass, branch of endeavor, or field of study as something well-known or unique):the sun;
    the Alps;
    theQueen Elizabeth;
    the past; the West.
  3. (used with or as part of a title): the Duke of Wellington; the Reverend John Smith.
  4. (used to mark a noun as indicating the best-known, most approved, most important, most satisfying, etc.): the skiing center of the U.S.; If you're going to work hard, now is the time.
  5. (used to mark a noun as being used generically): The dog is a quadruped.
  6. (used in place of a possessive pronoun, to note a part of the body or a personal belonging): He won't be able to play football until the leg mends.
  7. (used before adjectives that are used substantively, to note an individual, a class or number of individuals, or an abstract idea): to visit the sick; from the sublime to the ridiculous.
  8. (used before a modifying adjective to specify or limit its modifying effect): He took the wrong road and drove miles out of his way.
  9. (used to indicate one particular decade of a lifetime or of a century): the sixties; the gay nineties.
  10. (one of many of a class or type, as of a manufactured item, as opposed to an individual one): Did you listen to the radio last night?
  11. enough: He saved until he had the money for a new car. She didn't have the courage to leave.
  12. (used distributively, to note any one separately) for, to, or in each;
    a or an: at one dollar the pound.

Empire

em•pire (emər; for 8–10 also om pēr),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a group of nations or peoples ruled over by an emperor, empress, or other powerful sovereign or government: usually a territory of greater extent than a kingdom, as the former British Empire, French Empire, Russian Empire, Byzantine Empire, or Roman Empire.
  2. a government under an emperor or empress.
  3. (often cap.) the historical period during which a nation is under such a government: a history of the second French empire.
  4. supreme power in governing;
    imperial power;
    sovereignty: Austria's failure of empire in central Europe.
  5. supreme control;
    absolute sway: passion's empire over the mind.
  6. a powerful and important enterprise or holding of large scope that is controlled by a single person, family, or group of associates: The family's shipping empire was founded 50 years ago.
  7. (cap.) a variety of apple somewhat resembling the McIntosh.

adj. 
  1. (cap.) characteristic of or developed during the first French Empire, 1804–15.
  2. (usually cap.) (of women's attire and coiffures) of the style that prevailed during the first French Empire, in clothing being characterized esp. by décolletage and a high waistline, coming just below the bust, from which the skirt hangs straight and loose.
  3. (often cap.) noting or pertaining to the style of architecture, furnishings, and decoration prevailing in France and imitated to a greater or lesser extent in various other countries, c1800–30: characterized by the use of delicate but elaborate ornamentation imitated from Greek and Roman examples or containing classical allusions, as animal forms for the legs of furniture, bas-reliefs of classical figures, motifs of wreaths, torches, caryatids, lyres, and urns and by the occasional use of military and Egyptian motifs and, under the Napoleonic Empire itself, of symbols alluding to Napoleon I, as bees or the letter N.

Was

was (wuz, woz; unstressed wəz),USA pronunciation v. 
  • 1st and 3rd pers. sing. pt. indic. of  be. 
  • As

    as1  (az; unstressed əz),USA pronunciation adv. 
    1. to the same degree, amount, or extent;
      similarly;
      equally: I don't think it's as hot and humid today as it was yesterday.
    2. for example;
      for instance: Some flowers, as the rose, require special care.
    3. thought to be or considered to be: the square as distinct from the rectangle; the church as separate from the state.
    4. in the manner (directed, agreed, promised, etc.): She sang as promised. He left as agreed.
    5. as well. See  well 1 (def. 11).
    6. as well as. See  well 1 (def. 12).

    conj. 
    1. (used correlatively after an adjective or adverb prec. by an adverbial phrase, the adverbial as, or another adverb) to such a degree or extent that: It came out the same way as it did before. You are as good as you think you are.
    2. (without antecedent) in the degree, manner, etc., of or that: She's good as gold. Do as we do.
    3. at the same time that;
      while;
      when: as you look away.
    4. since;
      because: As you are leaving last, please turn out the lights.
    5. though: Questionable as it may be, we will proceed.
    6. with the result or purpose: He said it in a voice so loud as to make everyone stare.
    7. [Informal.](in dependent clauses) that: I don't know as I do.
    8. [Midland and Southern U.S. and Brit. Dial.]than.
    9. as … as, (used to express similarity or equality in a specified characteristic, condition, etc., as between one person or thing and another): as rich as Croesus.
    10. as far as, to the degree or extent that: It is an excellent piece of work, as far as I can tell.
    11. as for or  to, with respect to;
      in reference to: As for staying away, I wouldn't think of it.
    12. as good as: 
      • equivalent to;
        in effect;
        practically: as good as new.
      • true to;
        trustworthy as: as good as his word.
    13. as how, [Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.]that;
      if;
      whether: He allowed as how it was none of my business. I don't know as how I ought to interfere.
    14. as if or  though, as it would be if: It was as if the world had come to an end.
    15. as is, in whatever condition something happens to be, esp. referring to something offered for sale in a flawed, damaged, or used condition: We bought the table as is.
    16. as it were, in a way;
      so to speak: He became, as it were, a man without a country.
    17. as long as. See  long1 (def. 39).
    18. as of, beginning on;
      on and after;
      from: This price is effective as of June 23.
    19. as regards, with regard or reference to;
      concerning: As regards the expense involved, it is of no concern to him.
    20. as such: 
      • as being what is indicated;
        in that capacity: An officer of the law, as such, is entitled to respect.
      • in itself or in themselves: The position, as such, does not appeal to him, but the salary is a lure.
    21. as yet, up to the present time;
      until now: As yet, no one has thought of a solution.

    pron. 
    1. (used relatively) that;
      who;
      which (usually prec. by such or the same): I have the same trouble as you had.
    2. a fact that: She did her job well, as can be proved by the records.
    3. [New England, Midland, and Southern U.S.]who;
      whom;
      which;
      that: Them as has gets.

    prep. 
    1. in the role, function, or status of: to act as leader.

    Man

    man1  (man),USA pronunciation  n., pl.  men, v.,  manned, man•ning, interj. 
    n. 
    1. an adult male person, as distinguished from a boy or a woman.
    2. a member of the species Homo sapiens or all the members of this species collectively, without regard to sex: prehistoric man.
    3. the human individual as representing the species, without reference to sex;
      the human race;
      humankind: Man hopes for peace, but prepares for war.
    4. a human being;
      person: to give a man a chance; When the audience smelled the smoke, it was every man for himself.
    5. a husband.
    6. a male lover or sweetheart.
    7. a male follower or subordinate: the king's men. He's the boss's number one man.
    8. a male employee or representative, esp. of a company or agency: a Secret Service man; a man from the phone company.
    9. a male having qualities considered typical of men or appropriately masculine: Be a man. The army will make a man of you.
    10. a male servant.
    11. a valet.
    12. See  enlisted man. 
    13. an enthusiast or devotee: I like jazz, but I'm essentially a classics man.
    14. male friend;
      ally: You're my main man.
    15. a term of familiar address to a man;
      fellow: Now, now, my good man, please calm down.
    16. a term of familiar address to a man or a woman: Hey, man, take it easy.
    17. one of the pieces used in playing certain games, as chess or checkers.
    18. [Hist.]a liegeman;
      vassal.
    19. [Obs.]manly character or courage.
    20. as one man, in complete agreement or accord;
      unanimously: They arose as one man to protest the verdict.
    21. be one's own man: 
      • to be free from restrictions, control, or dictatorial influence;
        be independent: Now that he has a business he is his own man.
      • to be in complete command of one's faculties: After a refreshing nap he was again his own man.
    22. man and boy, ever since childhood: He's been working that farm, man and boy, for more than 50 years.
    23. man's man, a man who exemplifies masculine qualities.
    24. the man: 
      • a person or group asserting authority or power over another, esp. in a manner experienced as being oppressive, demeaning, or threatening, as an employer, the police, or a dominating racial group.
      • a person or group upon whom one is dependent, as the drug supplier for an addict. Also,  the Man. 
    25. to a man, with no exception;
      everyone;
      all: To a man, the members of the team did their best.

    v.t. 
    1. to furnish with men, as for service or defense.
    2. to take one's place for service, as at a gun or post: to man the ramparts.
    3. to strengthen, fortify, or brace;
      steel: to man oneself for the dangers ahead.
    4. [Falconry.]to accustom (a hawk) to the presence of men.

    interj. 
    1. an expression of surprise, enthusiasm, dismay, or other strong feeling: Man, what a ball game!
    manless, adj. 
    manless•ly, adv. 
    manless•ness, n. 
    manness, n. 

    Of

    of1  (uv, ov; unstressed əv or, esp. before consonants, ə),USA pronunciation prep. 
    1. (used to indicate distance or direction from, separation, deprivation, etc.): within a mile of the church; south of Omaha; to be robbed of one's money.
    2. (used to indicate derivation, origin, or source): a man of good family; the plays of Shakespeare; a piece of cake.
    3. (used to indicate cause, motive, occasion, or reason): to die of hunger.
    4. (used to indicate material, component parts, substance, or contents): a dress of silk; a book of poems; a package of cheese.
    5. (used to indicate apposition or identity): Is that idiot of a salesman calling again?
    6. (used to indicate specific identity or a particular item within a category): the city of Chicago; thoughts of love.
    7. (used to indicate possession, connection, or association): the king of France; the property of the church.
    8. (used to indicate inclusion in a number, class, or whole): one of us.
    9. (used to indicate the objective relation, the object of the action noted by the preceding noun or the application of a verb or adjective): the ringing of bells; He writes her of home; I'm tired of working.
    10. (used to indicate reference or respect): There is talk of peace.
    11. (used to indicate qualities or attributes): an ambassador of remarkable tact.
    12. (used to indicate a specified time): They arrived of an evening.
    13. [Chiefly Northern U.S.]before the hour of;
      until: twenty minutes of five.
    14. on the part of: It was very mean of you to laugh at me.
    15. in respect to: fleet of foot.
    16. set aside for or devoted to: a minute of prayer.
    17. [Archaic.]by: consumed of worms.

    For

    for (fôr; unstressed fər),USA pronunciation prep. 
    1. with the object or purpose of: to run for exercise.
    2. intended to belong to, or be used in connection with: equipment for the army; a closet for dishes.
    3. suiting the purposes or needs of: medicine for the aged.
    4. in order to obtain, gain, or acquire: a suit for alimony; to work for wages.
    5. (used to express a wish, as of something to be experienced or obtained): O, for a cold drink!
    6. sensitive or responsive to: an eye for beauty.
    7. desirous of: a longing for something; a taste for fancy clothes.
    8. in consideration or payment of;
      in return for: three for a dollar; to be thanked for one's efforts.
    9. appropriate or adapted to: a subject for speculation; clothes for winter.
    10. with regard or respect to: pressed for time; too warm for April.
    11. during the continuance of: for a long time.
    12. in favor of;
      on the side of: to be for honest government.
    13. in place of;
      instead of: a substitute for butter.
    14. in the interest of;
      on behalf of: to act for a client.
    15. in exchange for;
      as an offset to: blow for blow; money for goods.
    16. in punishment of: payment for the crime.
    17. in honor of: to give a dinner for a person.
    18. with the purpose of reaching: to start for London.
    19. contributive to: for the advantage of everybody.
    20. in order to save: to flee for one's life.
    21. in order to become: to train recruits for soldiers.
    22. in assignment or attribution to: an appointment for the afternoon; That's for you to decide.
    23. such as to allow of or to require: too many for separate mention.
    24. such as results in: his reason for going.
    25. as affecting the interests or circumstances of: bad for one's health.
    26. in proportion or with reference to: He is tall for his age.
    27. in the character of;
      as being: to know a thing for a fact.
    28. by reason of;
      because of: to shout for joy; a city famed for its beauty.
    29. in spite of: He's a decent guy for all that.
    30. to the extent or amount of: to walk for a mile.
    31. (used to introduce a subject in an infinitive phrase): It's time for me to go.
    32. (used to indicate the number of successes out of a specified number of attempts): The batter was 2 for 4 in the game.
    33. for it, See  in (def. 21).

    conj. 
    1. seeing that;
      since.
    2. because.

    Lack

    lack (lak),USA pronunciation n. 
    1. deficiency or absence of something needed, desirable, or customary: lack of money; lack of skill.
    2. something missing or needed: After he left, they really felt the lack.

    v.t. 
    1. to be without or deficient in: to lack ability; to lack the necessities of life.
    2. to fall short in respect of: He lacks three votes to win.

    v.i. 
    1. to be absent or missing, as something needed or desirable: Three votes are lacking to make a majority.
    2. lack in, to be short of or deficient in: What he lacks in brains, he makes up for in brawn.

    Of

    of1  (uv, ov; unstressed əv or, esp. before consonants, ə),USA pronunciation prep. 
    1. (used to indicate distance or direction from, separation, deprivation, etc.): within a mile of the church; south of Omaha; to be robbed of one's money.
    2. (used to indicate derivation, origin, or source): a man of good family; the plays of Shakespeare; a piece of cake.
    3. (used to indicate cause, motive, occasion, or reason): to die of hunger.
    4. (used to indicate material, component parts, substance, or contents): a dress of silk; a book of poems; a package of cheese.
    5. (used to indicate apposition or identity): Is that idiot of a salesman calling again?
    6. (used to indicate specific identity or a particular item within a category): the city of Chicago; thoughts of love.
    7. (used to indicate possession, connection, or association): the king of France; the property of the church.
    8. (used to indicate inclusion in a number, class, or whole): one of us.
    9. (used to indicate the objective relation, the object of the action noted by the preceding noun or the application of a verb or adjective): the ringing of bells; He writes her of home; I'm tired of working.
    10. (used to indicate reference or respect): There is talk of peace.
    11. (used to indicate qualities or attributes): an ambassador of remarkable tact.
    12. (used to indicate a specified time): They arrived of an evening.
    13. [Chiefly Northern U.S.]before the hour of;
      until: twenty minutes of five.
    14. on the part of: It was very mean of you to laugh at me.
    15. in respect to: fleet of foot.
    16. set aside for or devoted to: a minute of prayer.
    17. [Archaic.]by: consumed of worms.

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