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Definitions are the meanings of words.

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What is the difference between lift and carry?

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To lift something is merely to raise it up. To carry is to bear it up over some distance.
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What is the meaning of negative traits?

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In the personal sense, it means something negative in your personality like being negative (pessimistic) or not concentrating in school. In algebra it means a minus number below zero eg. -2 is 2 less than zero. An extra note - if the equation is 5--5 (five minus minus five) then just add five because two minuses or negatives equal a plus or positive. Sorry if I got the wrong meaning of what you asked!
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What is got an earful?

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To "get an earful" is to have someone talk a lot at you, usually about something they are passionate or upset about. Example: "Upon arriving home after curfew, I got an earful from my parents on responsibility." To get an earfull is to be told off, to be reprimandedm it is a colloquism
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What is the full form of restaurant?

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This 1820s Americanism represents the noun usage of the present participle of the French word restaurer. So 'restaurant' IS the full form of the word, here in America. Persons in and from other countries may use it differently.
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What is is the definition of lyrical nostalgia?

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A song, Dear John (Taylor Swift), just as an example, which reminds you of something that happened to yourself, something you miss or have experienced. Usually, this is a great sense of happiness or sadness with a boyfriend or girlfriend. Anyways, why didn't you just search Wikipedia?
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What does selective evidence mean?

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Not all evidence but partial, selected or chosen usually for a specific effect.
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What is euphony and give me an example?

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euphony is a word that just sounds like something good to you. It is separate from the meaning of the word and is really more of an opinion
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What does 160x120 320x240 640x480 mean?

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The dimensions of a picture. Re: The product of them gives the number of pixels present in the picture! To elaborate, a 640x480 picture is 640 pixels long on one edge by 480 pixels along the adjacent edge. The size of an actual pixel is not that important and is relative to the resolution of the viewing monitor. However, in most cases, it takes about 72 pixels to equal one inch from what I recall. What is more important is the consideration of how these settings affect the quality of the image as it is viewed or used. For example, if you were to print a 320x240 photo at 8x10 size, it would look far worse than a 640x480 image, which in itself would not be of high quality. While the higher resolution settings will produce finer images for larger reproduction, the drawback is that these files take up a lot of memory and can at times be difficult to email or use otherwise.
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What does supercalifragilisticexpialidocious mean?

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In the Song It means great, fantastic, extremely cool. It can also be used as an exclamation, or as a way to describe something that surprises and delights you, similar to the words 'stupendous' or 'wonderful.' It is from the song in "Mary Poppins" (1964), and is suggested as "something to say when you don't know what to say." The word is a neologism, meaning it was created (for the movie), but variations existed as early as 1949. Root Meanings A semi-serious analysis of each part of the word can produce the alternate definition, which roughly means - Atoning for educability through delicate beauty. The roots of the word have been defined as follows: super- "above" cali- "beauty" fragilistic- "delicate" expiali- "to atone" docious- "educable" Opinions from other members of the WikiAnswers community: It means that it's completely totally awesome! In fact it is a word from one of the songs in the movie "Mary Poppins." Spoiler Alert: It also has 14 syllables. It is a 34 letter English word used in The Disney Musical Mary Poppins. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is a word used to denote nonsense or foolery. It has no real 'meaning' but is only used to express silliness. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious - a nonsense word meaning fantastic; a nonsense word by children to express approval or to represent the longest word in English. Meaningless, but now used as "Great!" Well, according to the Mary Poppins movie it is a word you say when you have nothing to say. Go figure. It is a joke word, made up of pseudo- roots and affixes, meant to be funny for sounding like it means something learnèd, without actually meaning anything at all. That jumble of elements cannot be properly construed to have meaning. Creating joke words that look real takes talent and knowledge. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is one of many clever bits in "Mary Poppins" Let's not spoil the fun by forcing it to "mean" something. It was a word used in the movie Mary Poppins , it means when you are really, really, happy. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is a word from a song of the same name in the musical film production of "Mary Poppins," written by Robert and Richard Sherman. It has no explicit meaning per se, but in the movie, after Mary Poppins wins the carousel horse race, she claims there is a very good word to explain how she feels about winning, and then breaks into song about supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. This is a feel good word. You say it when you wish to lift your spirits. It is something you say when you don't have anything to say. it does not mean anything, it is a song from a character named "Mary Poppins" Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is an English word in the song with the same title in the musical film Mary Poppins. The song was written by the Sherman Brothers, and sung by Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke. It also appears in the stage show version of Mary Poppins. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious means that, obviously, you've bumped into Mary Poppins. UNLUCKY!!!! Nobody really made a meaning for this word. That is why you can not find it in the dictionary. Mary uses it in the movie to describe her feelings after winning a horse race. It can also be used as an exclamation of joy. It doesn't really 'mean' anything. It was a nonsense word created for the movie version of "Mary Poppins." Nothing. This word does not mean anything. It is a nonsense word in a story by P. L. Travers. Mary Poppins uses the word when she cannot think of anything else to say. The abbreviated form of that word is 'cool.' It is a word to say when you don't know what to say. Whatever you want it to mean! supercalifragilisticexpialidocious can mean anything you want. Nothing. It is a silly word and I like it. It means a long word. Since it is long. I looked in a dictionary and it says supercalifragilisticexpialidocious means A LONG WORD. It was invented for Mary Poppins in the movie. It's not in P.L. Travers' books. It is a made-up word with no meaning, But if you say it loud enough, you'll always sound precocious. It's just Mary Poppins trademark greeting. nothing more. It doesn't have an official meaning at all; some people use it to make people seem like they can't spell. As explained in the movie Mary Poppins, it is something to say when you do not know what to say. It has no expressed meaning beyond that. However, it is a fun song to sing and it's amusing to say. It is a word used when you can't think of something to say or forgot what you were going to say. I looked up in the dictionary. From the Disney film "Mary Poppins", the film defines it as "What you say when you don't know what to say." It can mean anything you want it to mean. The word has origins from earlier films as well, but Mary Poppins is the best remembered source of the word. It is a made up word for a Disney film. It's literal meaning is: Fantastic, most wonderful. Really really really really GOOD!!! It means you need a life. It's a very long word in a Disney movie called "Mary Poppins." She sings a song about this nonsense word and it sticks. try looking it up on youtube! It's become a pop culture reference to very long words, or nonsense words, in general, as most Americans have heard the song or seen the movie. Seriously...if you have nothing else to do but research this word...well my friend you need help. Not a thing....it's just a fictional word from the book/movie "Mary Poppins." Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious means absolutely nothing. Writers of Children's material in the English language sometimes create nonsense words especially in fantasy. The scene in which that word appears in the movie Mary Poppins occurs when the group jumps into a picture. Even children should realize that scene is pure fantasy. When they leave the picture, they return to the world of reality. While the word is nonsense, it is also English nonsense. It sounds like it should mean something. It begins with a perfectly good English word, Super. It ends with a perfectly good English ending, "ious." It contains a number of perfectly good English syllables. Still, the word is meaningless. Other such meaningless words occur in Alice in Wonderland. Many other children's books use nonsense words not found in dictionaries. Something quite atrocious Oh, you always sound precocious! It mean the heck with it, tralalala, it is supposed you make you feel good when you say it, because it's fun and light hearted. It means don't take everything so seriously. It is a made up word from a children's film called Mary Poppins that means something is really good/fantastic. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is a nonsense word. The critics' belief that the word itself has obscure origins has created some debate about when it was first used historically. According to Richard M. Sherman, co-writer of the song with his brother, Robert, the word was created by them in two weeks, mostly out of double-talk. Roots of the word have been defined as follows: super- "above," cali- "beauty," fragilistic- "delicate," expiali- "to atone," and docious- "educable," with the sum of these parts signifying roughly "Atoning for educability through delicate beauty." This explication of its connotations suits the nature of fictional Mary Poppins, who presents herself as both extremely beautiful and also supremely intelligent and capable of great achievements. However, it should be noted that although the word contains recognizable English morphemes, it does not follow the rules of English morphology as a whole. The morpheme -istic is a suffix in English, whereas the morpheme ex- is typically a prefix; so following normal English morphological rules, it would represent two words: supercalifragilistic and expialidocious. Additionally, according to the 1964 Walt Disney film, it's defined as "what you say when you don't know what to say." It is a made up word in Mary Poppins which supposedly indicated something so wonderful a new name had to be made up for it. It is a word invented for a song in the 1965 Walt Disney movie Mary Poppins. According to the song, it is a word to say when you don't know what to say. great amazing cool
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What is IS submissive woman?

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noun 1. A submissive woman is one who is born with the desire to surrender her will, mind, spirit and body -her very self- to someone she perceives as stronger, wiser, whom she is able to trust completely and who shares this inherent need. The D/s (Domination/submission) relationship can be more emotional, cerebral and honest than many so called 'vanilla' (non-D/s) relationships. Being submisive does not make you a doormat or mean that you must be passive in every aspect of your life, or be submissive in any way to anyone you may meet. On the contrary being submissive can ultimately make you a stronger woman. Most submissive women are strong-willed and intelligent. Being submissive to one man affords a woman the opportunity to embrace her man; to follow the man's lead, to please her man, to support and back him, to submit to him sexually, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. When the two meant for one another are finally able to meet, they will grow together in all aspects of life and feel more fulfilled than ever before. For a woman to submit is a beautiful thing indeed. To find that special man to submit to is just as beautiful, for it is not easy. These submissive feelings are always there beneath the surface. It takes a dominant man to recognize, nurture and bring out those vulnerable feeings.
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What is mamaq?

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mamaq:is a word that describing an old woman or man that they may get married again because their loving each other.
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Define small scale business?

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A small scale business can be a an enterprise engaging in small scale industries like R&D, manufacturing or cottage industries. The number of employees or workers varies from one country to another. Most of these are privately owned and operated, where sales turnover are low.
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What is the meaning of 'head over heels'?

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Usually the phrase "head over heels" is used to express the thought of someone having fallen deeply in love, sometimes quickly. Sometimes it is used about other things that a person is extremely enthusiastic about. Heels-over-head, the original term, means falling in love or being so in love you do cartwheels etc....putting your heels over your head Head over heals means that you are so in love that you feel like turning a cartwheel (with first your head and then your heels being on top).
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What does desolate mean?

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It means something that is barren and has little life or activity, such as an arctic ice flow, or a desert. It also means deserted, lifeless, abandoned. Uninhabited, deserted. devastated or abandoned
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Is Demeanor positive or negative?

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-noun1.conduct; behavior; deportment. 2.facial appearance; mien. so according to this deffinition extracted from dictionary.com, no, Demeanor is not a negative term. Just neutral.
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What is the meaning of noting details?

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The meaning of noting details is that you remember things in detail from a book or story. So you note them down to remember them. In reading, this is an observation and reading comprehension skill. But we use it every day in observing our world and others. If you close your eyes and think about your bedroom, you could describe in writing 10 things located in your bedroom. If you had a oversized Oklahoma flag hanging above your desk, you could offer an explanation about that detail. These are skills used in reading a book, where a character owns something unusual, posseses some unique character trait, or acts in a peculiar way (whether good or bad). When you write a book report, book summary, or a term paper, the details you note will help you write an interesting reflection about the book or story.
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What does frantic mean?

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Frantic means highly excited, in a frenzy, fast-paced, highly agitated and worried; at the point of panicking.
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What is meant by the term 'hypothetical meaning'?

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Hypothetical is a word used to express that something is 'in theory'. Here are two example sentences that help to show this: 'Hypothetically, the ball will roll downward if I place it on a sloping surface.' 'In theory, the ball will roll downward if I place it on a sloping surface.'
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What does condolences mean?

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Condolences are expressions of sympathy with a person who is suffering sorrow, misfortune, or grief.
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What is a windmill roof called?

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A tower mill is a type of vertical windmill consisting of a brick or stone tower, on which sits a wooden 'cap' or roof, which can rotate to bring the sails into the wind.
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How many years in a score?

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A score is a 'group of 20' in numbers. So, that would be 20 years. Lincoln's 'four score and seven' was to indicate 87 years.
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What does Doing number two mean?

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Emptying one's bowels/defecating/taking a dump/having a crap... (This will probably be flagged for bad language!)
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What does autonomous mean?

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The word "autonomous" means self-directing, self-governing ,or independent.