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March 2016

Word of the Day: beckon

    WordReference.com Online Language Dictionaries   Word of the Day   March 4, 2016   beckon (verb) LISTEN       A woman beckoning   To beckon means 'to invite somebody to come close or follow you by making a gesture with your hand, head, or finger.' Beckon can also mean 'to entice somebody' and it can be used to indicate authority, but it doesn't always have this connotation. It can also be used figuratively about dreams or wishes that seem to be calling to someone. It can be used with a direct object ("beckon someone") or with the preposition "to" ("beckon […]

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Word of the Day: sort

    WordReference.com Online Language Dictionaries   Word of the Day   March 2, 2016   sort (noun, verb) LISTEN       You can sort recyclables according to their material.   As a noun, sort means 'kind' and refers to a particular group or type, and when talking about people, especially in British English, it means 'of a particular character or nature.' As a verb, sort means 'to arrange something in groups' or 'to classify it in a particular order.' In computing, a sort is the arrangement of data.   Example sentences   • The new city zoo is full of […]

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