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Keep

keep (kēp),USA pronunciation v.,  kept, keep•ing, n. 
v.t. 
  1. to hold or retain in one's possession;
    hold as one's own: If you like it, keep it. Keep the change.
  2. to hold or have the use of for a period of time: You can keep it for the summer.
  3. to hold in a given place;
    store: You can keep your things in here.
  4. to maintain (some action), esp. in accordance with specific requirements, a promise, etc.: to keep watch; to keep step.
  5. to cause to continue in a given position, state, course, or action: to keep a light burning; to keep a child happy.
  6. to maintain in condition or order, as by care and labor: He keeps his car in good condition.
  7. to maintain in usable or edible condition;
    preserve: If you want to keep meat for a long time, freeze it.
  8. to hold in custody or under guard, as a prisoner: They kept him in jail.
  9. to cause to stay in a particular place;
    prevent or restrain from departure: The work kept her at the office.
  10. to have regularly in stock and for sale: to keep a large supply of machine parts.
  11. to maintain in one's service or for one's use or enjoyment: to keep a car and chauffeur.
  12. to associate with: She keeps bad company.
  13. to have the care, charge, or custody of: She keeps my dog when I travel.
  14. to refrain from disclosing;
    withhold from the knowledge of others: to keep a secret.
  15. to withhold from use;
    reserve;
    save: I'll keep this toy until you learn to behave. Keep the good wine for company.
  16. to hold back or restrain: They kept the child from talking. Nothing can keep him from doing it.
  17. to maintain control of;
    regulate: to keep the peace; to keep your temper.
  18. to maintain by writing: to keep a diary.
  19. to record (business transactions, daily occurrences, etc.) regularly: to keep records; to keep a list of visitors.
  20. to observe;
    pay obedient regard to (a law, rule, promise, etc.).
  21. to conform to;
    follow;
    fulfill: to keep one's word.
  22. to observe (a season, festival, etc.) with formalities or rites: to keep Christmas.
  23. to maintain or carry on, as an establishment, business, etc.;
    manage.
  24. to guard;
    protect: He kept her from harm.
  25. to maintain or support: It costs more each year to keep a house.
  26. to support or contribute to the support of in return for sexual or other favors.
  27. to take care of;
    tend: to keep a vegetable garden.
  28. to raise (livestock): These farmers keep goats and cattle.
  29. to remain in (a place, spot, etc.): Please keep your seats.
  30. to maintain one's position in or on: He kept the job.
  31. to continue to follow (a path, track, course, etc.).
  32. to maintain in active existence, as an assembly, court, or fair.

v.i. 
  1. to continue in an action, course, position, state, etc.: to keep in sight; to keep going.
  2. to remain, or continue to be, as specified: to keep cool.
  3. to remain or stay in a particular place: to keep indoors.
  4. to continue unimpaired or without spoiling: The food will keep on ice.
  5. to admit of being reserved for a future occasion: I have more to tell you, but it will keep.
  6. to keep oneself or itself as specified (fol. by away, back, off, out, etc.): Keep off the grass.
  7. to restrain oneself;
    refrain (usually fol. by from): Try to keep from smiling.
  8. keep at, to persist in;
    be steadfast: You'll never master your French unless you keep at it.
  9. keep back: 
    • to hold in check;
      restrain: The dikes kept back the floodwaters.
    • to stay away from: The crowds would not keep back from the barrier.
    • to refuse to reveal: The prisoner was keeping back vital information.
  10. keep books, to maintain financial records.
  11. keep down: 
    • to hold under control or at a reduced or acceptable level: to keep your voice down.
    • to prevent from going up or increasing: to keep prices down.
  12. keep in with, to stay in someone's favor;
    be on good terms with: They are social climbers who make certain to keep in with all the right people.
  13. keep on, to continue;
    persist: If you keep on singing they'll ask you to leave.
  14. keep tab or  tabs on. See  tab 1 (def. 11).
  15. keep time. See  time (def. 40).
  16. keep to: 
    • to adhere to;
      conform to: She keeps to the rules.
    • to confine oneself to: to keep to one's bed.
  17. keep to oneself: 
    • to remain aloof from the society of others.
    • to hold (something) as secret or confidential: I'll tell you only if you promise to keep it to yourself.
  18. keep track of. See  track (def. 22).
  19. keep up: 
    • to maintain an equal rate of speed, activity, or progress with another or others.
    • to persevere;
      continue.
    • to maintain the good condition of;
      keep in repair.
    • Also,  keep up on or  with. to stay informed: to keep up on current events.
    • to match one's friends, neighbors, business associates, etc., in success, affluence, etc.

n. 
  1. board and lodging;
    subsistence;
    support: to work for one's keep.
  2. the innermost and strongest structure or central tower of a medieval castle.
  3. keeps, (used with a sing. v.) a game of marbles in which the players keep the marbles they have won.
  4. for keeps, [Informal.]
    • under the stipulation that one keeps one's winnings.
    • with serious intent or purpose.
    • finally;
      permanently: They decided to settle the argument for keeps.
keepa•ble, adj. 
keep′a•bili•ty, n. 

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.

Mismatched

mis•match (mis mach; for 2 also mismach′),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to match badly or unsuitably.

n. 
  1. a bad or unsatisfactory match.

Chairs

chair (châr),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a seat, esp. for one person, usually having four legs for support and a rest for the back and often having rests for the arms.
  2. something that serves as a chair or supports like a chair: The two men clasped hands to make a chair for their injured companion.
  3. a seat of office or authority.
  4. a position of authority, as of a judge, professor, etc.
  5. the person occupying a seat of office, esp. the chairperson of a meeting: The speaker addressed the chair.
  6. (in an orchestra) the position of a player, assigned by rank;
    desk: first clarinet chair.
  7. the chair, See  electric chair. 
  8. chairlift.
  9. See  sedan chair. 
  10. (in reinforced-concrete construction) a device for maintaining the position of reinforcing rods or strands during the pouring operation.
  11. a glassmaker's bench having extended arms on which a blowpipe is rolled in shaping glass.
  12. a metal block for supporting a rail and securing it to a crosstie or the like.
  13. get the chair, to be sentenced to die in the electric chair.
  14. take the chair: 
    • to begin or open a meeting.
    • to preside at a meeting;
      act as chairperson.

v.t. 
  1. to place or seat in a chair.
  2. to install in office.
  3. to preside over;
    act as chairperson of: to chair a committee.
  4. to carry (a hero or victor) aloft in triumph.

v.i. 
  1. to preside over a meeting, committee, etc.
chairless, adj. 

On

on (on, ôn),USA pronunciation prep. 
  1. so as to be or remain supported by or suspended from: Put your package down on the table; Hang your coat on the hook.
  2. so as to be attached to or unified with: Hang the picture on the wall. Paste the label on the package.
  3. so as to be a covering or wrapping for: Put the blanket on the baby. Put aluminum foil on the lamb chops before freezing them.
  4. in connection, association, or cooperation with;
    as a part or element of: to serve on a jury.
  5. so as to be a supporting part, base, backing, etc., of: a painting on canvas; mounted on cardboard; legs on a chair.
  6. (used to indicate place, location, situation, etc.): a scar on the face; the book on the table; a house on 19th Street.
  7. (used to indicate immediate proximity): a house on the lake; to border on absurdity.
  8. in the direction of: on the left; to sail on a southerly course.
  9. (used to indicate a means of conveyance or a means of supporting or supplying movement): on the wing; This car runs on electricity. Can you walk on your hands? I'll be there on the noon plane.
  10. by the agency or means of: drunk on wine; talking on the phone; I saw it on television.
  11. in addition to: millions on millions of stars.
  12. with respect or regard to (used to indicate the object of an action directed against or toward): Let's play a joke on him. Write a critical essay on Shakespeare.
  13. in a state or condition of;
    in the process of: on strike; The house is on fire!
  14. subject to: a doctor on call.
  15. engaged in or involved with: He's on the second chapter now.
  16. (used to indicate a source or a person or thing that serves as a source or agent): a duty on imported goods; She depends on her friends for encouragement.
  17. (used to indicate a basis or ground): on my word of honor; The movie is based on the book.
  18. (used to indicate risk or liability): on pain of death.
  19. (used to indicate progress toward or completion of an objective): We completed the project on budget.
  20. assigned to or occupied with;
    operating: Who's on the switchboard this afternoon?
  21. [Informal.]so as to disturb or affect adversely: My hair dryer broke on me.
  22. paid for by, esp. as a treat or gift: Dinner is on me.
  23. taking or using as a prescribed measure, cure, or the like: The doctor had her on a low-salt diet.
  24. regularly taking or addicted to: He was on drugs for two years.
  25. with;
    carried by: I have no money on me.
  26. (used to indicate time or occasion): on Sunday; We demand cash on delivery.
  27. (used to indicate the object or end of motion): to march on the capital.
  28. (used to indicate the object or end of action, thought, desire, etc.): to gaze on a scene.
  29. (used to indicate subject, reference, or respect): views on public matters.
  30. (used to indicate an encounter): The pickpocket crept up on a victim.
  31. on the bow, [Naut.]bow3 (def. 7).

adv. 
  1. in, into, or onto a position of being supported or attached: Sew the buttons on.
  2. in, into, or onto a position of covering or wrapping: Put your raincoat on.
  3. fast to a thing, as for support: Hold on!
  4. toward a place, point, activity, or object: to look on while others work.
  5. forward, onward, or along, as in any course or process: further on.
  6. with continuous activity: to work on.
  7. into or in active operation or performance: Turn the gas on.
  8. on and off, off (def. 22a).
  9. on and on, at great length, so as to become tiresome: They rambled on and on about their grandchildren.

adj. 
  1. operating or in use: The television set was on. Is your brake on?
  2. taking place;
    occurring: Don't you know there's a war on?
  3. performing or broadcasting: The radio announcer told us we were on.
    • behaving in a theatrical, lively, or ingratiating way: Around close friends, one doesn't have to be on every minute.
    • functioning or performing at one's best: When she's on, no other tennis player is half as good.
  4. scheduled or planned: Anything on after supper?
  5. [Baseball.]positioned on a base or bases: They had two men on when he hit the home run.
  6. [Cricket.]noting that side of the wicket, or of the field, on which the batsman stands.
  7. on to,  aware of the true nature, motive, or meaning of: I'm on to your little game.

n. 
  1. [Cricket.]the on side.

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.

Level

lev•el (levəl),USA pronunciation adj., n., v.,  -eled, -el•ing  or (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling, adv. 
adj. 
  1. having no part higher than another;
    having a flat or even surface.
  2. being in a plane parallel to the plane of the horizon;
    horizontal.
  3. equal, as one thing with another or two or more things with one another.
  4. even, equable, or uniform.
  5. filled to a height even with the rim of a container: a level teaspoon of salt.
  6. mentally well-balanced;
    sensible;
    rational: to keep a level head in a crisis.
  7. one's level best, one's very best;
    one's utmost: We tried our level best to get here on time.

n. 
  1. a device used for determining or adjusting something to a horizontal surface.
  2. [Survey.]
    • Also called  surveyor's level. an instrument for observing levels, having a sighting device, usually telescopic, and capable of being made precisely horizontal.
    • an observation made with this instrument.
    • See  spirit level. 
  3. an imaginary line or surface everywhere at right angles to the plumb line.
  4. the horizontal line or plane in which anything is situated, with regard to its elevation.
  5. a horizontal position or condition.
  6. an extent of land approximately horizontal and unbroken by irregularities.
  7. a level or flat surface.
  8. a position with respect to a given or specified height: The water rose to a level of 30 feet.
  9. a position or plane in a graded scale of values;
    status;
    rank: His acting was on the level of an amateur. They associated only with those on their own economic level.
  10. an extent, measure, or degree of intensity, achievement, etc.: a high level of sound; an average level of writing skill.
  11. a major subdivision of linguistic structure, as phonology, morphology, or syntax, often viewed as hierarchically ordered. Cf. component (def. 6a), stratum (def. 8).
  12. the interconnected horizontal mine workings at a particular elevation or depth: There had been a cave-in on the 1500-foot level.
  13. find one's or  one's own level, to attain the place or position merited by one's abilities or achievements: He finally found his level as one of the directors of the firm.
  14. on the level, [Informal.]honest;
    sincere;
    reliable: Is this information on the level?

v.t. 
  1. to make (a surface) level, even, or flat: to level ground before building.
  2. to raise or lower to a particular level or position;
    to make horizontal.
  3. to bring (something) to the level of the ground: They leveled the trees to make way for the new highway.
  4. to knock down (a person): He leveled his opponent with one blow.
  5. to make equal, as in status or condition.
  6. to make even or uniform, as coloring.
  7. [Historical Ling.](of the alternative forms of a paradigm) to reduce in number or regularize: Old English "him''(dative) and "hine'' (accusative) have been leveled to Modern English "him.''
  8. to aim or point (a weapon, criticism, etc.) at a mark or objective: He leveled his criticism at the college as a whole.
  9. to find the relative elevation of different points in (land), as with a level.

v.i. 
  1. to bring things or persons to a common level.
  2. to aim a weapon, criticism, etc., at a mark or objective.
  3. [Survey.]
    • to take a level.
    • to use a leveling instrument.
  4. to speak truthfully and openly (often fol. by with): You're not leveling with me about your trip to Chicago.
  5. [Obs.]to direct the mind, purpose, etc., at something.
  6. level off: 
    • [Aeron.]to maintain a constant altitude after a climb or descent.
    • to become stable;
      reach a constant or limit.
    • to make even or smooth.

adv. 
  1. [Obs.]in a level, direct, or even way or line.
level•ly, adv. 
level•ness, n. 

Make

make1  (māk),USA pronunciation v.,  made, mak•ing, n. 
v.t. 
  1. to bring into existence by shaping or changing material, combining parts, etc.: to make a dress; to make a channel; to make a work of art.
  2. to produce;
    cause to exist or happen;
    bring about: to make trouble; to make war.
  3. to cause to be or become;
    render: to make someone happy.
  4. to appoint or name: The President made her his special envoy.
  5. to put in the proper condition or state, as for use;
    fix;
    prepare: to make a bed; to make dinner.
  6. to bring into a certain form: to make bricks out of clay.
  7. to convert from one state, condition, category, etc., to another: to make a virtue of one's vices.
  8. to cause, induce, or compel: to make a horse jump a barrier.
  9. to give rise to;
    occasion: It's not worth making a fuss over such a trifle.
  10. to produce, earn, or win for oneself: to make a good salary; to make one's fortune in oil.
  11. to write or compose: to make a short poem for the occasion.
  12. to draw up, as a legal document;
    draft: to make a will.
  13. to do;
    effect: to make a bargain.
  14. to establish or enact;
    put into existence: to make laws.
  15. to become by development;
    prove to be: You'll make a good lawyer.
  16. to form in the mind, as a judgment or estimate: to make a decision.
  17. to judge or interpret, as to the truth, nature, meaning, etc. (often fol. by of ): What do you make of it?
  18. to estimate;
    reckon: to make the distance at ten miles.
  19. to bring together separate parts so as to produce a whole;
    compose;
    form: to make a matched set.
  20. to amount to;
    bring up the total to: Two plus two makes four. That makes an even dozen.
  21. to serve as: to make good reading.
  22. to be sufficient to constitute: One story does not make a writer.
  23. to be adequate or suitable for: This wool will make a warm sweater.
  24. to assure the success or fortune of: a deal that could make or break him; Seeing her made my day.
  25. to deliver, utter, or put forth: to make a stirring speech.
  26. to go or travel at a particular speed: to make 60 miles an hour.
  27. to arrive at or reach;
    attain: The ship made port on Friday. Do you think he'll make 80?
  28. to arrive in time for: to make the first show.
  29. to arrive in time to be a passenger on (a plane, boat, bus, train, etc.): If you hurry, you can make the next flight.
  30. to gain or acquire a position within: He made the big time.
  31. to receive mention or appear in or on: The robbery made the front page.
  32. to gain recognition or honor by winning a place or being chosen for inclusion in or on: The novel made the bestseller list. He made the all-American team three years in a row.
  33. to have sexual intercourse with.
  34. [Cards.]
    • to name (the trump).
    • to take a trick with (a card).
    • [Bridge.]to fulfill or achieve (a contract or bid).
    • to shuffle (the cards).
  35. to earn, as a score: The team made 40 points in the first half.
  36. (esp. in police and underworld use)
    • to recognize or identify: Any cop in town will make you as soon as you walk down the street.
    • to charge or cause to be charged with a crime: The police expect to make a couple of suspects soon.
  37. to close (an electric circuit).
  38. [South Midland and Southern U.S.]to plant and cultivate or produce (a crop): He makes some of the best corn in the country.

v.i. 
  1. to cause oneself, or something understood, to be as specified: to make sure.
  2. to show oneself to be or seem in action or behavior (usually fol. by an adjective): to make merry.
  3. to be made, as specified: This fabric makes up into beautiful drapes.
  4. to move or proceed in a particular direction: They made after the thief.
  5. to rise, as the tide or water in a ship.
  6. [South Midland and Southern U.S.](of a crop) to grow, develop, or mature: It looks like the corn's going to make pretty good this year.
  7. make a play for, to try to get: He made a play for his brother's girlfriend. They made a play for control of the company's stock.
  8. make as if or  as though, [Informal.]to act as if;
    pretend: We will make as if to leave, then come back and surprise him.
  9. make away with: 
    • to steal: The clerk made away with the cash and checks.
    • to destroy;
      kill: He made away with his enemies.
    • to get rid of.
    • to consume, drink, or eat completely: The boys made away with the contents of the refrigerator.
  10. make believe, to pretend;
    imagine: The little girl dressed in a sheet and made believe she was a ghost.
  11. make bold or  so bold, to have the temerity;
    be so rash;
    dare: May I make so bold as to suggest that you stand when they enter?
  12. make book, [Slang.]
    • to take bets and give odds.
    • to make a business of this.
  13. make colors, to hoist an ensign, as on board a warship.
  14. make do, to function, manage, or operate, usually on a deprivation level with minimal requirements: During the war we had no butter or coffee, so we had to make do without them.
  15. make down, [Chiefly Pennsylvania German.]to rain or snow: It's making down hard.
  16. make fast, [Chiefly Naut.]to fasten or secure.
  17. make for: 
    • to go toward;
      approach: to make for home.
    • to lunge at;
      attack.
    • to help to promote or maintain: This incident will not make for better understanding between the warring factions.
  18. make good: 
    • to provide restitution or reparation for: The bank teller made good the shortage and was given a light sentence.
    • to succeed: Talent and training are necessary to make good in some fields.
    • to fulfill: He made good on his promise.
    • [Navig.]to compute (a course) allowing for leeway and compass deviation.
  19. make heavy weather: 
    • to roll and pitch in heavy seas.
    • to progress laboriously;
      struggle, esp. to struggle needlessly: I am making heavy weather with my income tax return.
  20. make it: 
    • to achieve a specific goal: to make it to the train; to make it through college.
    • to succeed in general: He'll never make it in business.
    • to have sexual intercourse.
  21. make it so, strike the ship's bell accordingly: said by the officer of the watch when the hour is announced.
  22. make like, [Informal.]to try or pretend to be like;
    imitate: I'm going to go out and make like a gardener.
  23. make off: 
    • to run away;
      depart hastily: The only witness to the accident made off before the police arrived.
    • [Naut.]to stand off from a coast, esp. a lee shore.
  24. make off with, to carry away;
    steal: While the family was away, thieves made off with most of their valuables.
  25. make on, [Chiefly Pennsylvania German.]to turn on, light, or ignite (esp. a light or fire): Make the light on.
  26. make one's manners, [Southern U.S.]
    • to perform an appropriate or expected social courtesy.
    • [Older Use.]to bow or curtsy.
  27. make out: 
    • to write out or complete, as a bill or check.
    • to establish;
      prove.
    • to decipher;
      discern.
    • to imply, suggest, or impute: He made me out to be a liar.
    • to manage;
      succeed: How are you making out in your new job?
    • to engage in kissing and caressing;
      neck.
    • to have sexual intercourse.
    • [Chiefly Pennsylvania German.]to turn off or extinguish (esp. a light or fire): Make the light out.
  28. make over: 
    • to remodel;
      alter: to make over a dress; to make over a page layout.
    • to transfer the title of (property);
      convey: After she retired she made over her property to her children and moved to Florida.
  29. make sail, [Naut.]
    • to set sails.
    • to brace the yards of a ship that has been hove to in order to make headway.
  30. make shut, [Chiefly Pennsylvania German.]to close: Make the door shut.
  31. make time. See  time (def. 42).
  32. make up: 
    • (of parts) to constitute;
      compose;
      form.
    • to put together;
      construct;
      compile.
    • to concoct;
      invent.
    • Also,  make up for. to compensate for;
      make good.
    • to complete.
    • to put in order;
      arrange: The maid will make up the room.
    • to conclude;
      decide.
    • to settle amicably, as differences.
    • to become reconciled, as after a quarrel.
    • [Print.]to arrange set type, illustrations, etc., into columns or pages.
    • to dress in appropriate costume and apply cosmetics for a part on the stage.
    • to apply cosmetics.
    • to adjust or balance, as accounts;
      prepare, as statements.
    • to repeat (a course or examination that one has failed).
    • to take an examination that one had been unable to take when first given, usually because of absence.
    • to specify and indicate the layout or arrangement of (columns, pages, etc., of matter to be printed).
    • Atlantic States. (of the weather or clouds) to develop or gather: It's making up for a storm.
    • Atlantic States. (of the sea) to become turbulent: If the sea makes up, row toward land.
  33. make up to: 
    • to try to become friendly with;
      fawn on.
    • to make advances to;
      flirt with: He makes up to every new woman in the office.
  34. make water: 
    • to urinate.
    • (of a hull) to leak.
  35. make with: 
    • to operate;
      use: Let's make with the feet.
    • to bring about;
      provide or produce: He makes with the big ideas, but can't follow through.

n. 
  1. the style or manner in which something is made;
    form;
    build.
  2. production with reference to the maker;
    brand: our own make.
  3. disposition;
    character;
    nature.
  4. the act or process of making.
  5. quantity made;
    output.
  6. [Cards.]the act of naming the trump, or the suit named as trump.
  7. [Elect.]the closing of an electric circuit.
  8. the excellence of a polished diamond with regard to proportion, symmetry, and finish.
  9. identifying information about a person or thing from police records: He radioed headquarters for a make on the car's license plate.
  10. on the make: 
    • seeking to improve one's social or financial position, usually at the expense of others or of principle.
    • increasing;
      advancing.
    • seeking amorous or sexual relations: The park was swarming with sailors on the make.
  11. put the make on, [Slang.]to make sexual overtures to.
maka•ble, adj. 

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.

Set

set (set),USA pronunciation v.,  set, set•ting, n., adj., interj. 
v.t. 
  1. to put (something or someone) in a particular place: to set a vase on a table.
  2. to place in a particular position or posture: Set the baby on his feet.
  3. to place in some relation to something or someone: We set a supervisor over the new workers.
  4. to put into some condition: to set a house on fire.
  5. to put or apply: to set fire to a house.
  6. to put in the proper position: to set a chair back on its feet.
  7. to put in the proper or desired order or condition for use: to set a trap.
  8. to distribute or arrange china, silver, etc., for use on (a table): to set the table for dinner.
  9. to place (the hair, esp. when wet) on rollers, in clips, or the like, so that the hair will assume a particular style.
  10. to put (a price or value) upon something: He set $7500 as the right amount for the car. The teacher sets a high value on neatness.
  11. to fix the value of at a certain amount or rate;
    value: He set the car at $500. She sets neatness at a high value.
  12. to post, station, or appoint for the purpose of performing some duty: to set spies on a person.
  13. to determine or fix definitely: to set a time limit.
  14. to resolve or decide upon: to set a wedding date.
  15. to cause to pass into a given state or condition: to set one's mind at rest; to set a prisoner free.
  16. to direct or settle resolutely or wishfully: to set one's mind to a task.
  17. to present as a model;
    place before others as a standard: to set a good example.
  18. to establish for others to follow: to set a fast pace.
  19. to prescribe or assign, as a task.
  20. to adjust (a mechanism) so as to control its performance.
  21. to adjust the hands of (a clock or watch) according to a certain standard: I always set my watch by the clock in the library.
  22. to adjust (a timer, alarm of a clock, etc.) so as to sound when desired: He set the alarm for seven o'clock.
  23. to fix or mount (a gem or the like) in a frame or setting.
  24. to ornament or stud with gems or the like: a bracelet set with pearls.
  25. to cause to sit;
    seat: to set a child in a highchair.
  26. to put (a hen) on eggs to hatch them.
  27. to place (eggs) under a hen or in an incubator for hatching.
  28. to place or plant firmly: to set a flagpole in concrete.
  29. to put into a fixed, rigid, or settled state, as the face, muscles, etc.
  30. to fix at a given point or calibration: to set the dial on an oven; to set a micrometer.
  31. to tighten (often fol. by up): to set nuts well up.
  32. to cause to take a particular direction: to set one's course to the south.
  33. to put (a broken or dislocated bone) back in position.
  34. (of a hunting dog) to indicate the position of (game) by standing stiffly and pointing with the muzzle.
    • to fit, as words to music.
    • to arrange for musical performance.
    • to arrange (music) for certain voices or instruments.
  35. [Theat.]
    • to arrange the scenery, properties, lights, etc., on (a stage) for an act or scene.
    • to prepare (a scene) for dramatic performance.
  36. to spread and secure (a sail) so as to catch the wind.
  37. [Print.]
    • to arrange (type) in the order required for printing.
    • to put together types corresponding to (copy);
      compose in type: to set an article.
  38. [Baking.]to put aside (a substance to which yeast has been added) in order that it may rise.
  39. to change into curd: to set milk with rennet.
  40. to cause (glue, mortar, or the like) to become fixed or hard.
  41. to urge, goad, or encourage to attack: to set the hounds on a trespasser.
  42. [Bridge.]to cause (the opposing partnership or their contract) to fall short: We set them two tricks at four spades. Only perfect defense could set four spades.
  43. to affix or apply, as by stamping: The king set his seal to the decree.
  44. to fix or engage (a fishhook) firmly into the jaws of a fish by pulling hard on the line once the fish has taken the bait.
  45. to sharpen or put a keen edge on (a blade, knife, razor, etc.) by honing or grinding.
  46. to fix the length, width, and shape of (yarn, fabric, etc.).
  47. [Carpentry.]to sink (a nail head) with a nail set.
  48. to bend or form to the proper shape, as a saw tooth or a spring.
  49. to bend the teeth of (a saw) outward from the blade alternately on both sides in order to make a cut wider than the blade itself.

v.i. 
  1. to pass below the horizon;
    sink: The sun sets early in winter.
  2. to decline;
    wane.
  3. to assume a fixed or rigid state, as the countenance or the muscles.
  4. (of the hair) to be placed temporarily on rollers, in clips, or the like, in order to assume a particular style: Long hair sets more easily than short hair.
  5. to become firm, solid, or permanent, as mortar, glue, cement, or a dye, due to drying or physical or chemical change.
  6. to sit on eggs to hatch them, as a hen.
  7. to hang or fit, as clothes.
  8. to begin to move;
    start (usually fol. by forth, out, off, etc.).
  9. (of a flower's ovary) to develop into a fruit.
  10. (of a hunting dog) to indicate the position of game.
  11. to have a certain direction or course, as a wind, current, or the like.
  12. (of a sail) to be spread so as to catch the wind.
  13. (of type) to occupy a certain width: This copy sets to forty picas.
  14. [Nonstandard.]sit: Come in and set a spell.
  15. set about: 
    • to begin on;
      start.
    • to undertake;
      attempt.
    • to assault;
      attack.
  16. set against: 
    • to cause to be hostile or antagonistic.
    • to compare or contrast: The advantages must be set against the disadvantages.
  17. set ahead, to set to a later setting or time: Set your clocks ahead one hour.
  18. set apart: 
    • to reserve for a particular purpose.
    • to cause to be noticed;
      distinguish: Her bright red hair sets her apart from her sisters.
  19. set aside: 
    • to put to one side;
      reserve: The clerk set aside the silver brooch for me.
    • to dismiss from the mind;
      reject.
    • to prevail over;
      discard;
      annul: to set aside a verdict.
  20. set back: 
    • to hinder;
      impede.
    • to turn the hands of (a watch or clock) to show an earlier time: When your plane gets to California, set your watch back two hours.
    • to reduce to a lower setting: Set back the thermostat before you go to bed.
  21. set by, to save or keep for future use.
  22. set down: 
    • to write or to copy or record in writing or printing.
    • to consider;
      estimate: to set someone down as a fool.
    • to attribute;
      ascribe: to set a failure down to bad planning.
    • to put in a position of rest on a level surface.
    • to humble or humiliate.
    • to land an airplane: We set down in a heavy fog.
    • (in horse racing) to suspend (a jockey) from competition because of some offense or infraction of the rules.
  23. set forth: 
    • to give an account of;
      state;
      describe: He set forth his theory in a scholarly report.
    • to begin a journey;
      start: Columbus set forth with three small ships.
  24. set forward, to turn the hands of (a watch or clock) to show a later time: When your plane lands in New York, set your watch forward two hours.
  25. set in: 
    • to begin to prevail;
      arrive: Darkness set in.
    • (of winds or currents) to blow or flow toward the shore.
  26. set off: 
    • to cause to become ignited or to explode.
    • to begin;
      start.
    • to intensify or improve by contrast.
    • to begin a journey or trip;
      depart.
  27. set on: 
    • Also,  set upon. to attack or cause to attack: to set one's dog on a stranger.
    • to instigate;
      incite: to set a crew to mutiny.
  28. set one's face against. See  face (def. 35).
  29. set out: 
    • to begin a journey or course: to set out for home.
    • to undertake;
      attempt: He set out to prove his point.
    • to design;
      plan: to set out a pattern.
    • to define;
      describe: to set out one's arguments.
    • to plant: to set out petunias and pansies.
    • to lay out (the plan of a building) in actual size at the site.
    • to lay out (a building member or the like) in actual size.
  30. set store by. See  store (def. 9).
  31. set to: 
    • to make a vigorous effort;
      apply oneself to work;
      begin.
    • to begin to fight;
      contend.
  32. set up: 
    • to put upright;
      raise.
    • to put into a high or powerful position.
    • to construct;
      assemble;
      erect.
    • to be assembled or made ready for use: exercise equipment that sets up in a jiffy.
    • to inaugurate;
      establish.
    • to enable to begin in business;
      provide with means.
    • to make a gift of;
      treat, as to drinks.
    • to stimulate;
      elate.
    • to propound;
      plan;
      advance.
    • to bring about;
      cause.
    • to become firm or hard, as a glue or cement: a paint that sets up within five minutes.
    • to lead or lure into a dangerous, detrimental, or embarrassing situation, as by deceitful prearrangement or connivance.
    • to entrap or frame, as an innocent person in a crime or a criminal suspect in a culpable circumstance in order to achieve an arrest.
    • to arrange the murder or execution of: His partner set him up with the mob.
    • [Bridge.]to establish (a suit): to set up spades.

n. 
  1. the act or state of setting or the state of being set.
  2. a collection of articles designed for use together: a set of china; a chess set.
  3. a collection, each member of which is adapted for a special use in a particular operation: a set of golf clubs; a set of carving knives.
  4. a number, group, or combination of things of similar nature, design, or function: a set of ideas.
  5. a series of volumes by one author, about one subject, etc.
  6. a number, company, or group of persons associated by common interests, occupations, conventions, or status: a set of murderous thieves; the smart set.
  7. the fit, as of an article of clothing: the set of his coat.
  8. fixed direction, bent, or inclination: The set of his mind was obvious.
  9. bearing or carriage: the set of one's shoulders.
  10. the assumption of a fixed, rigid, or hard state, as by mortar or glue.
  11. the arrangement of the hair in a particular style: How much does the beauty parlor charge for a shampoo and set?
  12. a plate for holding a tool or die.
  13. an apparatus for receiving radio or television programs;
    receiver.
  14. [Philately.]a group of stamps that form a complete series.
  15. [Tennis.]a unit of a match, consisting of a group of not fewer than six games with a margin of at least two games between the winner and loser: He won the match in straight sets of 6–3, 6–4, 6–4.
  16. a construction representing a place or scene in which the action takes place in a stage, motion-picture, or television production.
  17. [Mach.]
    • the bending out of the points of alternate teeth of a saw in opposite directions.
    • a permanent deformation or displacement of an object or part.
    • a tool for giving a certain form to something, as a saw tooth.
  18. a chisel having a wide blade for dividing bricks.
  19. [Hort.]a young plant, or a slip, tuber, or the like, suitable for planting.
  20. [Dancing.]
    • the number of couples required to execute a quadrille or the like.
    • a series of movements or figures that make up a quadrille or the like.
    • a group of pieces played by a band, as in a night club, and followed by an intermission.
    • the period during which these pieces are played.
  21. [Bridge.]a failure to take the number of tricks specified by one's contract: Our being vulnerable made the set even more costly.
  22. [Naut.]
    • the direction of a wind, current, etc.
    • the form or arrangement of the sails, spars, etc., of a vessel.
    • suit (def. 12).
  23. [Psychol.]a temporary state of an organism characterized by a readiness to respond to certain stimuli in a specific way.
  24. a timber frame bracing or supporting the walls or roof of a shaft or stope.
  25. [Carpentry.]See  nail set. 
  26. a collection of objects or elements classed together.
  27. the width of a body of type.
  28. sett (def. 3).

adj. 
  1. fixed or prescribed beforehand: a set time; set rules.
  2. specified;
    fixed: The hall holds a set number of people.
  3. deliberately composed;
    customary: set phrases.
  4. fixed;
    rigid: a set smile.
  5. resolved or determined;
    habitually or stubbornly fixed: to be set in one's opinions.
  6. completely prepared;
    ready: Is everyone set?
  7. all set, in readiness;
    prepared: They were at the starting line and all set to begin.

interj. 
  1. (in calling the start of a race): Ready! Set! Go!
Also,  get set! 

With

with (with, wiᵺ),USA pronunciation prep. 
  1. accompanied by;
    accompanying: I will go with you. He fought with his brother against the enemy.
  2. in some particular relation to (esp. implying interaction, company, association, conjunction, or connection): I dealt with the problem. She agreed with me.
  3. characterized by or having: a person with initiative.
  4. (of means or instrument) by the use of;
    using: to line a coat with silk; to cut with a knife.
  5. (of manner) using or showing: to work with diligence.
  6. in correspondence, comparison, or proportion to: Their power increased with their number. How does their plan compare with ours?
  7. in regard to: to be pleased with a gift.
  8. (of cause) owing to: to die with pneumonia; to pale with fear.
  9. in the region, sphere, or view of: It is day with us while it is night with the Chinese.
  10. (of separation) from: to part with a thing.
  11. against, as in opposition or competition: He fought with his brother over the inheritance.
  12. in the keeping or service of: to leave something with a friend.
  13. in affecting the judgment, estimation, or consideration of: Her argument carried a lot of weight with the trustees.
  14. at the same time as or immediately after;
    upon: And with that last remark, she turned and left.
  15. of the same opinion or conviction as: Are you with me or against me?
  16. in proximity to or in the same household as: He lives with his parents.
  17. (used as a function word to specify an additional circumstance or condition): We climbed the hill, with Jeff following behind.
  18. in with. See  in (def. 22).
  19. with child, pregnant.
  20. with it: 
    • knowledgeable about, sympathetic to, or partaking of the most up-to-date trends, fashions, art, etc.
    • representing or characterized by the most up-to-date trends, fashions, art, etc.
  21. with that. See  that (def. 10).

Family

fam•i•ly (famə lē, famlē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -lies, adj. 
n. 
  1. parents and their children, considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not.
  2. the children of one person or one couple collectively: We want a large family.
  3. the spouse and children of one person: We're taking the family on vacation next week.
  4. any group of persons closely related by blood, as parents, children, uncles, aunts, and cousins: to marry into a socially prominent family.
  5. all those persons considered as descendants of a common progenitor.
  6. [Chiefly Brit.]approved lineage, esp. noble, titled, famous, or wealthy ancestry: young men of family.
  7. a group of persons who form a household under one head, including parents, children, and servants.
  8. the staff, or body of assistants, of an official: the office family.
  9. a group of related things or people: the family of romantic poets; the halogen family of elements.
  10. a group of people who are generally not blood relations but who share common attitudes, interests, or goals and, frequently, live together: Many hippie communes of the sixties regarded themselves as families.
  11. a group of products or product models made by the same manufacturer or producer.
  12. the usual major subdivision of an order or suborder in the classification of plants, animals, fungi, etc., usually consisting of several genera.
  13. [Slang.]a unit of the Mafia or Cosa Nostra operating in one area under a local leader.
  14. the largest category into which languages related by common origin can be classified with certainty: Indo-European, Sino-Tibetan, and Austronesian are the most widely spoken families of languages.Cf. stock (def. 12), subfamily (def. 2).
    • a given class of solutions of the same basic equation, differing from one another only by the different values assigned to the constants in the equation.
    • a class of functions or the like defined by an expression containing a parameter.
    • a set.

adj. 
  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a family: a family trait.
  2. belonging to or used by a family: a family automobile; a family room.
    • suitable or appropriate for adults and children: a family amusement park.
    • not containing obscene language: a family newspaper.
  3. in a or  the family way, pregnant.

Play

play (plā),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a dramatic composition or piece;
    drama.
  2. a dramatic performance, as on the stage.
  3. exercise or activity for amusement or recreation.
  4. fun or jest, as opposed to seriousness: I said it merely in play.
  5. a pun.
  6. the playing, action, or conduct of a game: The pitcher was replaced in the fourth inning of play.
  7. the manner or style of playing or of doing something: We admired his fine play throughout the game.
  8. an act or instance of playing or of doing something: a stupid play that cost us the match.
  9. one's turn to play: Whose play is it?
  10. a playing for stakes;
    gambling.
  11. an attempt to accomplish something, often in a manner showing craft or calculation;
    maneuver: They tried to buy up the stock in a takeover play.
  12. an enterprise or venture;
    deal: an oil and drilling play.
  13. action, conduct, or dealing of a specified kind: fair play; foul play.
  14. action, activity, or operation: the play of fancy.
  15. brisk, light, or changing movement or action: a fountain with a leaping play of water.
  16. elusive change or movement, as of light or colors: the play of a searchlight against the night sky.
  17. a space in which something, as a part of a mechanism, can move.
  18. freedom of movement within a space, as of a part of a mechanism.
  19. freedom for action, or scope for activity: full play of the mind.
  20. attention in the press or other media;
    coverage;
    dissemination as news: The birth of the panda got a big play in the papers.
  21. an act or instance of being broadcast: The governor's speech got two plays on our local station.
  22. bring into play, to put into motion;
    cause to be introduced: New evidence has been brought into play in this trial.
  23. in or  out of play, in or not in the state of being played during a game: The umpire says the ball was not in play.
  24. make a play for, [Informal.]
    • to try to attract, esp. sexually: He made a play for his friend's girlfriend.
    • to attempt to gain by impressing favorably: This ad will make a play for new consumer markets.

v.t. 
  1. to act the part of (a person or character) in a dramatic performance;
    portray: to play Lady Macbeth.
  2. to perform (a drama, pantomime, etc.) on or as if on the stage.
  3. to act or sustain (a part) in a dramatic performance or in real life: to play the role of benefactor.
  4. to act the part or character of in real life: to play the fool; to play God.
  5. to give performances in, as a theatrical company does: to play the larger cities.
  6. to engage in (a game, pastime, etc.).
  7. to contend against in a game.
  8. to function or perform as (a specified player) in a game or competition: He usually plays left end.
  9. to employ (a piece of equipment, a player, etc.) in a game: I played my highest card.
  10. to use as if in playing a game, as for one's own advantage: He played his brothers against each other.
  11. to stake or wager, as in a game.
  12. to lay a wager or wagers on (something).
  13. to represent or imitate, as for recreation or in jest: to play cowboys and Indians.
  14. to perform on (a musical instrument).
  15. to perform (music) on an instrument.
  16. to cause (a phonograph, radio, recording, etc.) to produce sound or pictures: to play a tape; to play the radio.
  17. to do or perform: You shouldn't play tricks. Compromise plays an important part in marriage.
  18. to carry or put into operation;
    act upon: to play a hunch.
  19. to cause to move or change lightly or quickly: to play colored lights on a fountain.
  20. to operate or cause to operate, esp. continuously or with repeated action: to play a hose on a fire.
  21. to allow (a hooked fish) to exhaust itself by pulling on the line.
  22. to display or feature (a news story, photograph, etc.), esp. prominently: Play the flood photos on page one.
  23. to exploit or trade in (an investment, business opportunity, stock, etc.).

v.i. 
  1. to exercise or employ oneself in diversion, amusement, or recreation.
  2. to do something in sport that is not to be taken seriously.
  3. to amuse oneself;
    toy;
    trifle (often fol. by with).
  4. to take part or engage in a game.
  5. to take part in a game for stakes;
    gamble.
  6. to conduct oneself or act in a specified way: to play fair.
  7. to act on or as if on the stage;
    perform.
  8. to perform on a musical instrument.
  9. (of an instrument or music) to sound in performance: The strings are playing well this evening.
  10. (of a phonograph, radio, recording, etc.) to give forth sound: The radio played all night.
  11. to be performed or shown: What's playing at the movie theater around the corner?
  12. to be capable of or suitable for performance, as a television or dramatic script: We hope this scene will play well.
  13. [Informal.]to be accepted or effective;
    fare: How will the senator's proposal play with the public?
  14. to move freely within a space, as a part of a mechanism.
  15. to move about lightly or quickly: The water of the fountain played in the air.
  16. to present the effect of such motion, as light or the changing colors of an iridescent substance: The lights played strangely over the faces of the actors.
  17. to operate continuously or with repeated action.
  18. [Informal.]to comply or cooperate: They wanted her to tell them what she knew about the plans, but she refused to play.
  19. come to play, [Informal.]to be disposed to play or participate in a manner reflecting a determination to win or succeed: We're a small new business, but we came to play.
  20. play along: 
    • to cooperate or concur;
      go along.
    • to pretend to cooperate or concur.
  21. play around, [Informal.]
    • to behave in a playful or frivolous manner;
      fool around.
    • to be sexually promiscuous.
    • to be sexually unfaithful.
  22. play at: 
    • to pretend interest in: It's obvious that you're just playing at fishing for my sake.
    • to do something without seriousness: He is merely playing at being a student.
  23. play back, to play (a recording, esp. one newly made): Play it back and let's hear how I sound.
  24. play ball. See  ball 1 (def. 17).
  25. play both ends against the middle, to maneuver opposing groups in order to benefit oneself.
  26. play by ear, to play (music or a musical instrument) without printed music, as by memory of what one has heard or by unschooled musical instinct.
  27. play down, to treat as of little importance;
    belittle: He has consistently played down his own part in the successful enterprise.
  28. played out: 
    • exhausted;
      weary.
    • out of fashion;
      hackneyed: New styles in clothing are soon played out in New York.
    • used up;
      finished: The original tires were played out and had to be replaced.
  29. play fast and loose, to act in an irresponsible or inconsiderate manner, esp. to employ deception to gain one's ends: to play fast and loose with someone's affections.
  30. play for time, to prolong something in order to gain an advantage;
    forestall an event or decision: Their maneuvering at the conference was obviously calculated to play for time.
  31. play hardball. See  hardball (def. 2).
  32. play into the hands of, to act in such a way as to give an advantage to (someone, esp. an opponent): If you lose your temper when he insults you, you will be playing right into his hands.Also,  play into (someone's) hands. 
  33. play it by ear, to improvise, esp. in a challenging situation when confronted by unknown factors: If you can't come up with a plan, we'll just have to play it by ear.
  34. play off: 
    • [Sports.]to play an extra game or round in order to settle a tie.
    • [Sports.]to engage in an elimination game or games after the regular season is over in order to determine the champion.
    • to set (one person or thing) against another, usually for one's own gain or advantage: The children could usually get what they wanted by playing one parent off against the other.
  35. play one's cards. See  card 1 (def. 17).
  36. play on or  upon, to exploit, as the feelings or weaknesses of another;
    take selfish advantage of: She would never think of playing on the good nature of others.
  37. play out: 
    • to bring to an end;
      finish.
    • to use up;
      exhaust: to play out one's supplies.
    • to reel or pay out, as a rope, line, etc.
  38. play politics. See  politics (def. 8).
  39. play possum. See  possum (def. 2).
  40. play second fiddle. See  second fiddle (def. 1).
  41. play the field. See  field (def. 26).
  42. play the game. See  game 1 (def. 18).
  43. play up, to emphasize the importance of;
    highlight or publicize: The schools are playing up their science programs.
  44. play up to, [Informal.]to attempt to impress in order to gain someone's favor: Students who too obviously play up to their teachers are usually disliked by their classmates.
  45. play with a full deck. See  deck (def. 19).
  46. play with fire. See  fire (def. 27).
  47. play with oneself, [Informal.]to masturbate.
playing•ly, adv. 
playless, adj. 
playlike′, adj. 

With

with (with, wiᵺ),USA pronunciation prep. 
  1. accompanied by;
    accompanying: I will go with you. He fought with his brother against the enemy.
  2. in some particular relation to (esp. implying interaction, company, association, conjunction, or connection): I dealt with the problem. She agreed with me.
  3. characterized by or having: a person with initiative.
  4. (of means or instrument) by the use of;
    using: to line a coat with silk; to cut with a knife.
  5. (of manner) using or showing: to work with diligence.
  6. in correspondence, comparison, or proportion to: Their power increased with their number. How does their plan compare with ours?
  7. in regard to: to be pleased with a gift.
  8. (of cause) owing to: to die with pneumonia; to pale with fear.
  9. in the region, sphere, or view of: It is day with us while it is night with the Chinese.
  10. (of separation) from: to part with a thing.
  11. against, as in opposition or competition: He fought with his brother over the inheritance.
  12. in the keeping or service of: to leave something with a friend.
  13. in affecting the judgment, estimation, or consideration of: Her argument carried a lot of weight with the trustees.
  14. at the same time as or immediately after;
    upon: And with that last remark, she turned and left.
  15. of the same opinion or conviction as: Are you with me or against me?
  16. in proximity to or in the same household as: He lives with his parents.
  17. (used as a function word to specify an additional circumstance or condition): We climbed the hill, with Jeff following behind.
  18. in with. See  in (def. 22).
  19. with child, pregnant.
  20. with it: 
    • knowledgeable about, sympathetic to, or partaking of the most up-to-date trends, fashions, art, etc.
    • representing or characterized by the most up-to-date trends, fashions, art, etc.
  21. with that. See  that (def. 10).

To

to (to̅o̅; unstressed tŏŏ, tə),USA pronunciation prep. 
  1. (used for expressing motion or direction toward a point, person, place, or thing approached and reached, as opposed to from): They came to the house.
  2. (used for expressing direction or motion or direction toward something) in the direction of;
    toward: from north to south.
  3. (used for expressing limit of movement or extension): He grew to six feet.
  4. (used for expressing contact or contiguity) on;
    against;
    beside;
    upon: a right uppercut to the jaw; Apply varnish to the surface.
  5. (used for expressing a point of limit in time) before;
    until: to this day; It is ten minutes to six. We work from nine to five.
  6. (used for expressing aim, purpose, or intention): going to the rescue.
  7. (used for expressing destination or appointed end): sentenced to jail.
  8. (used for expressing agency, result, or consequence): to my dismay; The flowers opened to the sun.
  9. (used for expressing a resulting state or condition): He tore it to pieces.
  10. (used for expressing the object of inclination or desire): They drank to her health.
  11. (used for expressing the object of a right or claim): claimants to an estate.
  12. (used for expressing limit in degree, condition, or amount): wet to the skin; goods amounting to $1000; Tomorrow's high will be 75 to 80°.
  13. (used for expressing addition or accompaniment) with: He added insult to injury. They danced to the music. Where is the top to this box?
  14. (used for expressing attachment or adherence): She held to her opinion.
  15. (used for expressing comparison or opposition): inferior to last year's crop; The score is eight to seven.
  16. (used for expressing agreement or accordance) according to;
    by: a position to one's liking; to the best of my knowledge.
  17. (used for expressing reference, reaction, or relation): What will he say to this?
  18. (used for expressing a relative position): parallel to the roof.
  19. (used for expressing a proportion of number or quantity) in;
    making up: 12 to the dozen; 20 miles to the gallon.
  20. (used for indicating the indirect object of a verb, for connecting a verb with its complement, or for indicating or limiting the application of an adjective, noun, or pronoun): Give it to me. I refer to your work.
  21. (used as the ordinary sign or accompaniment of the infinitive, as in expressing motion, direction, or purpose, in ordinary uses with a substantive object.)
  22. raised to the power indicated: Three to the fourth is 81( 34 = 81).

adv. 
  1. toward a point, person, place, or thing, implied or understood.
  2. toward a contact point or closed position: Pull the door to.
  3. toward a matter, action, or work: We turned to with a will.
  4. into a state of consciousness;
    out of unconsciousness: after he came to.
  5. to and fro. See  fro (def. 2).

Keep

keep (kēp),USA pronunciation v.,  kept, keep•ing, n. 
v.t. 
  1. to hold or retain in one's possession;
    hold as one's own: If you like it, keep it. Keep the change.
  2. to hold or have the use of for a period of time: You can keep it for the summer.
  3. to hold in a given place;
    store: You can keep your things in here.
  4. to maintain (some action), esp. in accordance with specific requirements, a promise, etc.: to keep watch; to keep step.
  5. to cause to continue in a given position, state, course, or action: to keep a light burning; to keep a child happy.
  6. to maintain in condition or order, as by care and labor: He keeps his car in good condition.
  7. to maintain in usable or edible condition;
    preserve: If you want to keep meat for a long time, freeze it.
  8. to hold in custody or under guard, as a prisoner: They kept him in jail.
  9. to cause to stay in a particular place;
    prevent or restrain from departure: The work kept her at the office.
  10. to have regularly in stock and for sale: to keep a large supply of machine parts.
  11. to maintain in one's service or for one's use or enjoyment: to keep a car and chauffeur.
  12. to associate with: She keeps bad company.
  13. to have the care, charge, or custody of: She keeps my dog when I travel.
  14. to refrain from disclosing;
    withhold from the knowledge of others: to keep a secret.
  15. to withhold from use;
    reserve;
    save: I'll keep this toy until you learn to behave. Keep the good wine for company.
  16. to hold back or restrain: They kept the child from talking. Nothing can keep him from doing it.
  17. to maintain control of;
    regulate: to keep the peace; to keep your temper.
  18. to maintain by writing: to keep a diary.
  19. to record (business transactions, daily occurrences, etc.) regularly: to keep records; to keep a list of visitors.
  20. to observe;
    pay obedient regard to (a law, rule, promise, etc.).
  21. to conform to;
    follow;
    fulfill: to keep one's word.
  22. to observe (a season, festival, etc.) with formalities or rites: to keep Christmas.
  23. to maintain or carry on, as an establishment, business, etc.;
    manage.
  24. to guard;
    protect: He kept her from harm.
  25. to maintain or support: It costs more each year to keep a house.
  26. to support or contribute to the support of in return for sexual or other favors.
  27. to take care of;
    tend: to keep a vegetable garden.
  28. to raise (livestock): These farmers keep goats and cattle.
  29. to remain in (a place, spot, etc.): Please keep your seats.
  30. to maintain one's position in or on: He kept the job.
  31. to continue to follow (a path, track, course, etc.).
  32. to maintain in active existence, as an assembly, court, or fair.

v.i. 
  1. to continue in an action, course, position, state, etc.: to keep in sight; to keep going.
  2. to remain, or continue to be, as specified: to keep cool.
  3. to remain or stay in a particular place: to keep indoors.
  4. to continue unimpaired or without spoiling: The food will keep on ice.
  5. to admit of being reserved for a future occasion: I have more to tell you, but it will keep.
  6. to keep oneself or itself as specified (fol. by away, back, off, out, etc.): Keep off the grass.
  7. to restrain oneself;
    refrain (usually fol. by from): Try to keep from smiling.
  8. keep at, to persist in;
    be steadfast: You'll never master your French unless you keep at it.
  9. keep back: 
    • to hold in check;
      restrain: The dikes kept back the floodwaters.
    • to stay away from: The crowds would not keep back from the barrier.
    • to refuse to reveal: The prisoner was keeping back vital information.
  10. keep books, to maintain financial records.
  11. keep down: 
    • to hold under control or at a reduced or acceptable level: to keep your voice down.
    • to prevent from going up or increasing: to keep prices down.
  12. keep in with, to stay in someone's favor;
    be on good terms with: They are social climbers who make certain to keep in with all the right people.
  13. keep on, to continue;
    persist: If you keep on singing they'll ask you to leave.
  14. keep tab or  tabs on. See  tab 1 (def. 11).
  15. keep time. See  time (def. 40).
  16. keep to: 
    • to adhere to;
      conform to: She keeps to the rules.
    • to confine oneself to: to keep to one's bed.
  17. keep to oneself: 
    • to remain aloof from the society of others.
    • to hold (something) as secret or confidential: I'll tell you only if you promise to keep it to yourself.
  18. keep track of. See  track (def. 22).
  19. keep up: 
    • to maintain an equal rate of speed, activity, or progress with another or others.
    • to persevere;
      continue.
    • to maintain the good condition of;
      keep in repair.
    • Also,  keep up on or  with. to stay informed: to keep up on current events.
    • to match one's friends, neighbors, business associates, etc., in success, affluence, etc.

n. 
  1. board and lodging;
    subsistence;
    support: to work for one's keep.
  2. the innermost and strongest structure or central tower of a medieval castle.
  3. keeps, (used with a sing. v.) a game of marbles in which the players keep the marbles they have won.
  4. for keeps, [Informal.]
    • under the stipulation that one keeps one's winnings.
    • with serious intent or purpose.
    • finally;
      permanently: They decided to settle the argument for keeps.
keepa•ble, adj. 
keep′a•bili•ty, n. 

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.

Set

set (set),USA pronunciation v.,  set, set•ting, n., adj., interj. 
v.t. 
  1. to put (something or someone) in a particular place: to set a vase on a table.
  2. to place in a particular position or posture: Set the baby on his feet.
  3. to place in some relation to something or someone: We set a supervisor over the new workers.
  4. to put into some condition: to set a house on fire.
  5. to put or apply: to set fire to a house.
  6. to put in the proper position: to set a chair back on its feet.
  7. to put in the proper or desired order or condition for use: to set a trap.
  8. to distribute or arrange china, silver, etc., for use on (a table): to set the table for dinner.
  9. to place (the hair, esp. when wet) on rollers, in clips, or the like, so that the hair will assume a particular style.
  10. to put (a price or value) upon something: He set $7500 as the right amount for the car. The teacher sets a high value on neatness.
  11. to fix the value of at a certain amount or rate;
    value: He set the car at $500. She sets neatness at a high value.
  12. to post, station, or appoint for the purpose of performing some duty: to set spies on a person.
  13. to determine or fix definitely: to set a time limit.
  14. to resolve or decide upon: to set a wedding date.
  15. to cause to pass into a given state or condition: to set one's mind at rest; to set a prisoner free.
  16. to direct or settle resolutely or wishfully: to set one's mind to a task.
  17. to present as a model;
    place before others as a standard: to set a good example.
  18. to establish for others to follow: to set a fast pace.
  19. to prescribe or assign, as a task.
  20. to adjust (a mechanism) so as to control its performance.
  21. to adjust the hands of (a clock or watch) according to a certain standard: I always set my watch by the clock in the library.
  22. to adjust (a timer, alarm of a clock, etc.) so as to sound when desired: He set the alarm for seven o'clock.
  23. to fix or mount (a gem or the like) in a frame or setting.
  24. to ornament or stud with gems or the like: a bracelet set with pearls.
  25. to cause to sit;
    seat: to set a child in a highchair.
  26. to put (a hen) on eggs to hatch them.
  27. to place (eggs) under a hen or in an incubator for hatching.
  28. to place or plant firmly: to set a flagpole in concrete.
  29. to put into a fixed, rigid, or settled state, as the face, muscles, etc.
  30. to fix at a given point or calibration: to set the dial on an oven; to set a micrometer.
  31. to tighten (often fol. by up): to set nuts well up.
  32. to cause to take a particular direction: to set one's course to the south.
  33. to put (a broken or dislocated bone) back in position.
  34. (of a hunting dog) to indicate the position of (game) by standing stiffly and pointing with the muzzle.
    • to fit, as words to music.
    • to arrange for musical performance.
    • to arrange (music) for certain voices or instruments.
  35. [Theat.]
    • to arrange the scenery, properties, lights, etc., on (a stage) for an act or scene.
    • to prepare (a scene) for dramatic performance.
  36. to spread and secure (a sail) so as to catch the wind.
  37. [Print.]
    • to arrange (type) in the order required for printing.
    • to put together types corresponding to (copy);
      compose in type: to set an article.
  38. [Baking.]to put aside (a substance to which yeast has been added) in order that it may rise.
  39. to change into curd: to set milk with rennet.
  40. to cause (glue, mortar, or the like) to become fixed or hard.
  41. to urge, goad, or encourage to attack: to set the hounds on a trespasser.
  42. [Bridge.]to cause (the opposing partnership or their contract) to fall short: We set them two tricks at four spades. Only perfect defense could set four spades.
  43. to affix or apply, as by stamping: The king set his seal to the decree.
  44. to fix or engage (a fishhook) firmly into the jaws of a fish by pulling hard on the line once the fish has taken the bait.
  45. to sharpen or put a keen edge on (a blade, knife, razor, etc.) by honing or grinding.
  46. to fix the length, width, and shape of (yarn, fabric, etc.).
  47. [Carpentry.]to sink (a nail head) with a nail set.
  48. to bend or form to the proper shape, as a saw tooth or a spring.
  49. to bend the teeth of (a saw) outward from the blade alternately on both sides in order to make a cut wider than the blade itself.

v.i. 
  1. to pass below the horizon;
    sink: The sun sets early in winter.
  2. to decline;
    wane.
  3. to assume a fixed or rigid state, as the countenance or the muscles.
  4. (of the hair) to be placed temporarily on rollers, in clips, or the like, in order to assume a particular style: Long hair sets more easily than short hair.
  5. to become firm, solid, or permanent, as mortar, glue, cement, or a dye, due to drying or physical or chemical change.
  6. to sit on eggs to hatch them, as a hen.
  7. to hang or fit, as clothes.
  8. to begin to move;
    start (usually fol. by forth, out, off, etc.).
  9. (of a flower's ovary) to develop into a fruit.
  10. (of a hunting dog) to indicate the position of game.
  11. to have a certain direction or course, as a wind, current, or the like.
  12. (of a sail) to be spread so as to catch the wind.
  13. (of type) to occupy a certain width: This copy sets to forty picas.
  14. [Nonstandard.]sit: Come in and set a spell.
  15. set about: 
    • to begin on;
      start.
    • to undertake;
      attempt.
    • to assault;
      attack.
  16. set against: 
    • to cause to be hostile or antagonistic.
    • to compare or contrast: The advantages must be set against the disadvantages.
  17. set ahead, to set to a later setting or time: Set your clocks ahead one hour.
  18. set apart: 
    • to reserve for a particular purpose.
    • to cause to be noticed;
      distinguish: Her bright red hair sets her apart from her sisters.
  19. set aside: 
    • to put to one side;
      reserve: The clerk set aside the silver brooch for me.
    • to dismiss from the mind;
      reject.
    • to prevail over;
      discard;
      annul: to set aside a verdict.
  20. set back: 
    • to hinder;
      impede.
    • to turn the hands of (a watch or clock) to show an earlier time: When your plane gets to California, set your watch back two hours.
    • to reduce to a lower setting: Set back the thermostat before you go to bed.
  21. set by, to save or keep for future use.
  22. set down: 
    • to write or to copy or record in writing or printing.
    • to consider;
      estimate: to set someone down as a fool.
    • to attribute;
      ascribe: to set a failure down to bad planning.
    • to put in a position of rest on a level surface.
    • to humble or humiliate.
    • to land an airplane: We set down in a heavy fog.
    • (in horse racing) to suspend (a jockey) from competition because of some offense or infraction of the rules.
  23. set forth: 
    • to give an account of;
      state;
      describe: He set forth his theory in a scholarly report.
    • to begin a journey;
      start: Columbus set forth with three small ships.
  24. set forward, to turn the hands of (a watch or clock) to show a later time: When your plane lands in New York, set your watch forward two hours.
  25. set in: 
    • to begin to prevail;
      arrive: Darkness set in.
    • (of winds or currents) to blow or flow toward the shore.
  26. set off: 
    • to cause to become ignited or to explode.
    • to begin;
      start.
    • to intensify or improve by contrast.
    • to begin a journey or trip;
      depart.
  27. set on: 
    • Also,  set upon. to attack or cause to attack: to set one's dog on a stranger.
    • to instigate;
      incite: to set a crew to mutiny.
  28. set one's face against. See  face (def. 35).
  29. set out: 
    • to begin a journey or course: to set out for home.
    • to undertake;
      attempt: He set out to prove his point.
    • to design;
      plan: to set out a pattern.
    • to define;
      describe: to set out one's arguments.
    • to plant: to set out petunias and pansies.
    • to lay out (the plan of a building) in actual size at the site.
    • to lay out (a building member or the like) in actual size.
  30. set store by. See  store (def. 9).
  31. set to: 
    • to make a vigorous effort;
      apply oneself to work;
      begin.
    • to begin to fight;
      contend.
  32. set up: 
    • to put upright;
      raise.
    • to put into a high or powerful position.
    • to construct;
      assemble;
      erect.
    • to be assembled or made ready for use: exercise equipment that sets up in a jiffy.
    • to inaugurate;
      establish.
    • to enable to begin in business;
      provide with means.
    • to make a gift of;
      treat, as to drinks.
    • to stimulate;
      elate.
    • to propound;
      plan;
      advance.
    • to bring about;
      cause.
    • to become firm or hard, as a glue or cement: a paint that sets up within five minutes.
    • to lead or lure into a dangerous, detrimental, or embarrassing situation, as by deceitful prearrangement or connivance.
    • to entrap or frame, as an innocent person in a crime or a criminal suspect in a culpable circumstance in order to achieve an arrest.
    • to arrange the murder or execution of: His partner set him up with the mob.
    • [Bridge.]to establish (a suit): to set up spades.

n. 
  1. the act or state of setting or the state of being set.
  2. a collection of articles designed for use together: a set of china; a chess set.
  3. a collection, each member of which is adapted for a special use in a particular operation: a set of golf clubs; a set of carving knives.
  4. a number, group, or combination of things of similar nature, design, or function: a set of ideas.
  5. a series of volumes by one author, about one subject, etc.
  6. a number, company, or group of persons associated by common interests, occupations, conventions, or status: a set of murderous thieves; the smart set.
  7. the fit, as of an article of clothing: the set of his coat.
  8. fixed direction, bent, or inclination: The set of his mind was obvious.
  9. bearing or carriage: the set of one's shoulders.
  10. the assumption of a fixed, rigid, or hard state, as by mortar or glue.
  11. the arrangement of the hair in a particular style: How much does the beauty parlor charge for a shampoo and set?
  12. a plate for holding a tool or die.
  13. an apparatus for receiving radio or television programs;
    receiver.
  14. [Philately.]a group of stamps that form a complete series.
  15. [Tennis.]a unit of a match, consisting of a group of not fewer than six games with a margin of at least two games between the winner and loser: He won the match in straight sets of 6–3, 6–4, 6–4.
  16. a construction representing a place or scene in which the action takes place in a stage, motion-picture, or television production.
  17. [Mach.]
    • the bending out of the points of alternate teeth of a saw in opposite directions.
    • a permanent deformation or displacement of an object or part.
    • a tool for giving a certain form to something, as a saw tooth.
  18. a chisel having a wide blade for dividing bricks.
  19. [Hort.]a young plant, or a slip, tuber, or the like, suitable for planting.
  20. [Dancing.]
    • the number of couples required to execute a quadrille or the like.
    • a series of movements or figures that make up a quadrille or the like.
    • a group of pieces played by a band, as in a night club, and followed by an intermission.
    • the period during which these pieces are played.
  21. [Bridge.]a failure to take the number of tricks specified by one's contract: Our being vulnerable made the set even more costly.
  22. [Naut.]
    • the direction of a wind, current, etc.
    • the form or arrangement of the sails, spars, etc., of a vessel.
    • suit (def. 12).
  23. [Psychol.]a temporary state of an organism characterized by a readiness to respond to certain stimuli in a specific way.
  24. a timber frame bracing or supporting the walls or roof of a shaft or stope.
  25. [Carpentry.]See  nail set. 
  26. a collection of objects or elements classed together.
  27. the width of a body of type.
  28. sett (def. 3).

adj. 
  1. fixed or prescribed beforehand: a set time; set rules.
  2. specified;
    fixed: The hall holds a set number of people.
  3. deliberately composed;
    customary: set phrases.
  4. fixed;
    rigid: a set smile.
  5. resolved or determined;
    habitually or stubbornly fixed: to be set in one's opinions.
  6. completely prepared;
    ready: Is everyone set?
  7. all set, in readiness;
    prepared: They were at the starting line and all set to begin.

interj. 
  1. (in calling the start of a race): Ready! Set! Go!
Also,  get set! 

Light

light1  (līt),USA pronunciation n., adj.,  -er,  -est, v.,  light•ed  or lit, light•ing. 
n. 
  1. something that makes things visible or affords illumination: All colors depend on light.
    • Also called  luminous energy, radiant energy. electromagnetic radiation to which the organs of sight react, ranging in wavelength from about 400 to 700 nm and propagated at a speed of 186,282 mi./sec (299,972 km/sec), considered variously as a wave, corpuscular, or quantum phenomenon.
    • a similar form of radiant energy that does not affect the retina, as ultraviolet or infrared rays.
  2. the sensation produced by stimulation of the organs of sight.
  3. an illuminating agent or source, as the sun, a lamp, or a beacon.
  4. the radiance or illumination from a particular source: the light of a candle.
  5. the illumination from the sun;
    daylight: We awoke at the first light.
  6. daybreak or dawn: when light appeared in the east.
  7. daytime: Summer has more hours of light.
  8. a particular light or illumination in which an object seen takes on a certain appearance: viewing the portrait in dim light.
  9. a device for or means of igniting, as a spark, flame, or match: Could you give me a light?
  10. a traffic light: Don't cross till the light changes.
  11. the aspect in which a thing appears or is regarded: Try to look at the situation in a more cheerful light.
  12. the state of being visible, exposed to view, or revealed to public notice or knowledge;
    limelight: Stardom has placed her in the light.
  13. a person who is an outstanding leader, celebrity, or example;
    luminary: He became one of the leading lights of Restoration drama.
  14. [Art.]
    • the effect of light falling on an object or scene as represented in a picture.
    • one of the brightest parts of a picture.
  15. a gleam or sparkle, as in the eyes.
  16. a measure or supply of light;
    illumination: The wall cuts off our light.
  17. spiritual illumination or awareness;
    enlightenment.
    • Also called  day. one compartment of a window or window sash.
    • a window, esp. a small one.
  18. mental insight;
    understanding.
  19. lights, the information, ideas, or mental capacities possessed: to act according to one's lights.
  20. a lighthouse.
  21. [Archaic.]the eyesight.
  22. bring to light, to discover or reveal: The excavations brought to light the remnants of an ancient civilization.
  23. come to light, to be discovered or revealed: Some previously undiscovered letters have lately come to light.
  24. hide one's light under a bushel, to conceal or suppress one's talents or successes.
  25. in a good (or  bad ) light, under favorable (or unfavorable) circumstances: She worshiped him, but then she'd only seen him in a good light.
  26. in (the) light of, taking into account;
    because of;
    considering: It was necessary to review the decision in the light of recent developments.
  27. light at the end of the tunnel, a prospect of success, relief, or redemption: We haven't solved the problem yet, but we're beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel.
  28. see the light: 
    • to come into existence or being.
    • to be made public.
    • to begin to accept or understand a point of view one formerly opposed: Her father was opposed to her attending an out-of-town college, but he finally saw the light.
  29. shed or  throw light on, to clarify;
    clear up: His deathbed confession threw light on a mystery of long standing.

adj. 
  1. having light or illumination;
    bright;
    well-lighted: the lightest room in the entire house.
  2. pale, whitish, or not deep or dark in color: a light blue.
  3. (of coffee or tea) containing enough milk or cream to produce a light color.

v.t. 
  1. to set burning, as a candle, lamp, fire, match, or cigarette;
    kindle;
    ignite.
  2. to turn or switch on (an electric light): One flick of the master switch lights all the lamps in the room.
  3. to give light to;
    furnish with light or illumination: The room is lighted by two large chandeliers.
  4. to make (an area or object) bright with or as if with light (often fol. by up): Hundreds of candles lighted up the ballroom.
  5. to cause (the face, surroundings, etc.) to brighten, esp. with joy, animation, or the like (often fol. by up): A smile lit up her face. Her presence lighted up the room.
  6. to guide or conduct with a light: a candle to light you to bed.

v.i. 
  1. to take fire or become kindled: The damp wood refused to light.
  2. to ignite a cigar, cigarette, or pipe for purposes of smoking (usually fol. by up): He took out a pipe and lighted up before speaking.
  3. to become illuminated when switched on: This table lamp won't light.
  4. to become bright, as with light or color (often fol. by up): The sky lights up at sunset.
  5. to brighten with animation or joy, as the face or eyes (often fol. by up).
lightful, adj. 
lightful•ly, adv. 

And

and (and; unstressed ənd, ən, or, esp. after a homorganic consonant, n),USA pronunciation  conj. 
  1. (used to connect grammatically coordinate words, phrases, or clauses) along or together with;
    as well as;
    in addition to;
    besides;
    also;
    moreover: pens and pencils.
  2. added to;
    plus: 2 and 2 are 4.
  3. then: He read for an hour and went to bed.
  4. also, at the same time: to sleep and dream.
  5. then again;
    repeatedly: He coughed and coughed.
  6. (used to imply different qualities in things having the same name): There are bargains and bargains, so watch out.
  7. (used to introduce a sentence, implying continuation) also;
    then: And then it happened.
  8. [Informal.]to (used between two finite verbs): Try and do it. Call and see if she's home yet.
  9. (used to introduce a consequence or conditional result): He felt sick and decided to lie down for a while. Say one more word about it and I'll scream.
  10. but;
    on the contrary: He tried to run five miles and couldn't. They said they were about to leave and then stayed for two more hours.
  11. (used to connect alternatives): He felt that he was being forced to choose between his career and his family.
  12. (used to introduce a comment on the preceding clause): They don't like each other--and with good reason.
  13. [Archaic.]if: and you please.Cf. an2.
  14. and so forth, and the like;
    and others;
    et cetera: We discussed traveling, sightseeing, and so forth.
  15. and so on, and more things or others of a similar kind;
    and the like: It was a summer filled with parties, picnics, and so on.

n. 
  1. an added condition, stipulation, detail, or particular: He accepted the job, no ands or buts about it.
  2. conjunction (def. 5b).

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