The world's most comprehensive dictionary: English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, Norwegian, Greek, Arabic, Polish, Turkish, Russian, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, and Financial Dictionaries, Thesaurus, Acronyms and Abbreviations, Idioms, Encyclopedia, a Literature Reference Library, and a Search Engine all in one!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | View Archive | Save / Send this Page ?
+ Add Content ?

Live Searches

Here's what people are searching for right now:

For Surfers

?×
Mobile Apps
Word of the Day
Word Finder
Help
Feedback

Weather

?

Recent Searches

?×

A - Z

?×
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Customize Your Homepage

?×
TheFreeDictionary.com now allows you to create your own personal homepage by adding and removing, dragging and dropping, and "using or losing" existing content windows. In addition, you can add your own bookmarks, weather information, horoscope, and RSS feeds from anywhere on the web.

Word of the Day

?

yardmaster

Definition: (noun) A railroad employer who is in charge of a railway yard.
Synonyms:train dispatcher, trainmaster
Usage:Observing that the yardmaster had his back turned, the vagabonds leaped into one of the boxcars. Discuss.

Daily Grammar Lesson

?

Adverbs of Frequency

Adverbs of frequency (sometimes called frequency adverbs) tell us how often something happens or is the case. They cannot be used to modify what part of speech? More... Discuss

Article of the Day

?

Vacuum Energy

The composition of vacuum energy, an underlying background energy that exists in space even when that space is devoid of matter, remains one of physics' great unsolved mysteries. The phenomenon results in the existence of most, if not all, of the fundamental forces, such as gravity and electromagnetism, and many experts suspect that it affects the behavior of the universe on a cosmological scale. What 1948 experiment provided the first experimental verification of the existence of vacuum energy? More... Discuss

This Day in History

?

Pope Urban VII Dies Just 13 Days into Papacy (1590)

Urban VII was chosen to succeed Sixtus V as pope on September 15, 1590. His death from malaria 13 days later made his the shortest papal reign in history. His very short time as pope nevertheless gave rise to the world's first known public smoking ban when he threatened to excommunicate anyone who "took tobacco in the porchway of or inside a church, whether it be by chewing it, smoking it with a pipe, or sniffing it in powdered form through the nose." Who succeeded him? More... Discuss

Today's Birthday

?

Grazia Deledda (1871)

Influenced by the verismo—"realism"—school, Nobel Prize-winning Italian novelist Grazia Deledda wrote her first stories while just a teen and was still having her works published after her death. Her work is lyric and in part naturalistic and combines sympathy and humor with occasional touches of violence. In her approximately 40 novels, the ancient ways of her native Sardinia often come into conflict with modern mores. What are her most famous works? More... Discuss

Quotation of the Day

?
I don't like compliments, and I don't see why a man should think he is pleasing a woman enormously when he says to her a whole heap of things that he doesn't mean.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Discuss

Mismatch

Select word:
synthetic
real
comely
plain
sallow
radiant
indisposed
healthy
boorish
gallant

Match each word in the left column with its antonym (opposite) on the right. When finished, click Answer to see the results. Good luck!

 

Ad

English Language Forum

My Bookmarks

?
Please log in or register to use bookmarks. You can also log in with

Hangman

?

Grammar Quiz

?
In which grammatical person (first person, second person, third person) is it not correct to contract “be” with “not”?





Spelling Bee

Difficulty level:
adj. marked by immorality; deviating from what is considered right or proper or good
Spell the word:

Match Up

?
Select word:
allocable
apportionable
pent-up
repressed
staunch
steadfast
scurvy
miserable
insufferable
impossible

Match each word in the left column with its synonym on the right. When finished, click Answer to see the results. Good luck!

 

?

Today's Holiday

?

Maskal

Maskal is a Christian festival in Ethiopia to commemorate what is believed to have been the finding of the True Cross, the cross on which Christ was crucified. In communities throughout the nation, a tall pole called a demara is set up and topped with a cross. Families place smaller demaras against the big one, and in the evening they are made into a huge bonfire. Religious ceremonies are performed around the bonfire, with songs and dancing. The ashes of the burned-out fire are considered holy, and the people place the powder of the ashes on their foreheads. More... Discuss

Horoscope

Idiom of the Day

have a (good/solid/sound/etc.) grasp of/on (something)

To have a firm, clear understanding or determination of something. More... Discuss