1. to contemplate; visualize; picture; imagine.
2. Archaic: to look in the face of; face.
Etymology: French envisager, from en (Greek prefix meaning “in” or “within”) + visage (from Latin vīsum meaning “sight, appearance”).
1. a small cup of strong black coffee or espresso.
2. the small cup used to serve this drink.
Etymology: French, “half cup”.
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the sound of the wind.
Etymology: Latin ventus (a wind) + sonance (from sonāns - sounding, from sonāre - to make a noise, resound).
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belonging to a garden; of, like, or pertaining to gardens.
Etymology: Latin hortulanus; hortus garden.
1. a course of travel or passage, especially a long journey by water to a distant place.
2. a passage through air or space, as a flight in an airplane or space vehicle.
3. a journey or expedition from one place to another by land.
4 . often, voyages: journeys or travels as the subject of a written account, or the account itself.
5. Obsolete: an enterprise or undertaking.
6. to make or take a voyage; travel; journey.
7. to traverse by a voyage.
Etymology: Middle English, from Old French veyage, from Late Latin viticum - a journey, from Latin, provisions for a journey, from neuter of viticus - of a journey, from via – road.
1. any slow moving creature.
2. also called bear animalcule, water bear: any microscopic, chiefly herbivorous invertebrate of the phylum Tardigrada, living in water, on mosses, lichens, etc.
3. slow in pace or movement.
4. belonging or pertaining to the phylum Tardigrada.
Etymology: via Latin tardigradus, from tardus (sluggish) + gradī (to walk).
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1. pertaining to a swallow; of or resembling a swallow.
2. belonging to the bird family Hirundinidae, which includes swallows and martins.
Etymology: from Latin hirundo ‘swallow’.
1. a fine, filmy cobweb seen on grass or bushes or floating in the air in calm weather; a piece of a spider’s web.
2. a thread or a web of this substance.
3. an extremely delicate variety of gauze, used especially for veils.
4. any thin, light fabric.
5. something extremely light, flimsy, or delicate.
6. sheer, light, delicate, or tenuous; of or like gossamer; thin and light.
Etymology: Middle English gosesomer.
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Spanish: turtle; any reptile of the order Testudines, comprising aquatic and terrestrial species having the trunk enclosed in a shell consisting of a dorsal carapace and a ventral plastron.
Spanish: cat; a small domesticated carnivore, Felis domestica or F. catus, bred in a number of varieties.
French: the sun; the star that is the central body of the solar system, around which the planets revolve and from which they receive light and heat; sunshine; the heat and light from the sun.
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1. Hunting: the note played on a hunting horn signifying that the animal hunted has been killed.
2. Obsolete: death.
3. a 3 year old salmon.
4. a great number.
Etymology: via Old French from Latin mors - death.
the production and emission of light by a living organism. Its name is a hybrid word, originating from the Greek bios for “living” and the Latin lumen “light”.