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how

As adverb

in what way or manner; by what means?:How did the accident happen?

to what extent, degree, etc

?:How damaged is the car?

in what state or condition?:How are you?

for what reason; why?:How can you talk such nonsense?

to what effect; with what meaning?:How is one to interpret his action?

what?:How do you mean? If they don't have vanilla, how about chocolate?

(used as an intensifier):How seldom I go there!

by what title or name?:How does one address the president?

at what price:How are the new cars going, cheaper than last year's models?

by what amount or in what measure or quantity?:How do you sell these tomatoes?

in what form or shape?:How does the demon appear in the first act of the opera? How does the medication come?

As conjunction

the manner or way in which:He couldn't figure out how to solve the problem

about the manner, condition, or way in which:I don't care how you leave your desk when you go

Be careful how you act

in whatever manner or way; however:You can travel how you please

Informal

that:He told us how he was honest and could be trusted

As noun

a question concerning the way or manner in which something is done, achieved, etc

:a child's unending whys and hows

a way or manner of doing something:to consider all the hows and wherefores

a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter H

As Idioms

and how!, Informal

certainly! you bet!:Am I happy? And how!

Here's how, Informal

(used as a toast)

how come?, Informal

how is it that? why?:How come you never visit us anymore?

how so?, how does it happen to be so? why?:You haven't any desire to go? How so?

to

As preposition

(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

(used for expressing direction or motion or direction toward something) in the direction of; toward:from north to south

(used for expressing limit of movement or extension):He grew to six feet

(used for expressing contact or contiguity) on; against; beside; upon:a right uppercut to the jaw; Apply varnish to the surface

(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

(used for expressing aim, purpose, or intention):going to the rescue

(used for expressing destination or appointed end):sentenced to jail

(used for expressing agency, result, or consequence):to my dismay; The flowers opened to the sun

(used for expressing a resulting state or condition):He tore it to pieces

(used for expressing the object of inclination or desire):They drank to her health

(used for expressing the object of a right or claim):claimants to an estate

(used for expressing limit in degree, condition, or amount):wet to the skin; goods amounting to $; Tomorrow's high will be to °

(used for expressing addition or accompaniment) with:He added insult to injury

They danced to the music

Where is the top to this box?

(used for expressing attachment or adherence):She held to her opinion

(used for expressing comparison or opposition):inferior to last year's crop; The score is eight to seven

(used for expressing agreement or accordance) according to; by:a position to one's liking; to the best of my knowledge

(used for expressing reference, reaction, or relation):What will he say to this?

(used for expressing a relative position):parallel to the roof

(used for expressing a proportion of number or quantity) in; making up: to the dozen; miles to the gallon

(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

(used as the ordinary sign or accompaniment of the infinitive, as in expressing motion, direction, or purpose, in ordinary uses with a substantive object

)

Mathematics

raised to the power indicated:Three to the fourth is ( = )

As adverb

toward a point, person, place, or thing, implied or understood

toward a contact point or closed position:Pull the door to

toward a matter, action, or work:We turned to with a will

into a state of consciousness; out of unconsciousness:after he came to

As Idioms

to and fro

fro (def )

write

As verb (used with object), wrote or (Archaic) writ; written or (Archaic) writ; writing

to trace or form (characters, letters, words, etc

) on the surface of some material, as with a pen, pencil, or other instrument or means; inscribe:Write your name on the board

to express or communicate in writing; give a written account of

to fill in the blank spaces of (a printed form) with writing:to write a check

to execute or produce by setting down words, figures, etc

:to write two copies of a letter

to compose and produce in words or characters duly set down:to write a letter to a friend

to produce as author or composer:to write a sonnet; to write a symphony

to trace significant characters on, or mark or cover with writing

to cause to be apparent or unmistakable:Honesty is written on his face

Computers

to transfer (information, data, programs, etc

) from storage to secondary storage or an output medium

Stock Exchange

to sell (options)

to underwrite

As verb (used without object), wrote or (Archaic) writ; written or (Archaic) writ; writing

to trace or form characters, words, etc

, with a pen, pencil, or other instrument or means, or as a pen or the like does:He writes with a pen

to write as a profession or occupation: She writes for the Daily Inquirer

to express ideas in writing

to write a letter or letters, or communicate by letter:Write if you get work

to compose or work as a writer or author

Computers

to write into a secondary storage device or output medium

As Verb phrases

write down, to set down in writing; record; note

to direct one's writing to a less intelligent reader or audience: He writes down to the public

write in, to vote for (a candidate not listed on the ballot) by writing his or her name on the ballot

to include in or add to a text by writing: Do not write in corrections on the galley

to request something by mail: If interested, please write in for details

write off, to cancel an entry in an account, as an unpaid and uncollectable debt

to regard as worthless, lost, obsolete, etc

; decide to forget: to write off their bad experience

to amortize: The new equipment was written off in three years

write out, to put into writing

to write in full form; state completely

to exhaust the capacity or resources of by excessive writing: He's just another author who has written himself out

write up, to put into writing, especially in full detail: Write up a report

to present to public notice in a written description or account

Accounting

to make an excessive valuation of (an asset)

a

As noun, plural A's or As, a's or as

the first letter of the English alphabet, a vowel

any spoken sound represented by the letter A or a, as in bake, hat, father, or small

something having the shape of an A

a written or printed representation of the letter A or a

a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter A or a

As Idioms

from A to Z, from beginning to end; thoroughly; completely:He knows the Bible from A to Z

not know from A to B, to know nothing; be ignorant

a

good

As adjective, better, best

morally excellent; virtuous; righteous; pious:a good man

satisfactory in quality, quantity, or degree:a good teacher; good health

of high quality; excellent

right; proper; fit:It is good that you are here

His credentials are good

well-behaved:a good child

kind, beneficent, or friendly:to do a good deed

honorable or worthy; in good standing:a good name

educated and refined:She has a good background

financially sound or safe:His credit is good

genuine; not counterfeit:a good quarter

sound or valid:good judgment; good reasons

reliable; dependable; responsible:good advice

healthful; beneficial:Fresh fruit is good for you

in excellent condition; healthy:good teeth

not spoiled or tainted; edible; palatable:The meat was still good after three months in the freezer

favorable; propitious:good news

cheerful; optimistic; amiable:in good spirits

free of distress or pain; comfortable:to feel good after surgery

agreeable; pleasant:Have a good time

attractive; handsome:She has a good figure

(of the complexion) smooth; free from blemish

close or intimate; warm:She's a good friend of mine

sufficient or ample:a good supply

advantageous; satisfactory for the purpose:a good day for fishing

competent or skillful; clever:a good manager; good at arithmetic

skillfully or expertly done:a really good job; a good play

conforming to rules of grammar, usage, etc

; correct:good English

socially proper:good manners

remaining available to one:Don't throw good money after bad

comparatively new or of relatively fine quality:Don't play in the mud in your good clothes

finest or most dressy:He wore his good suit to the office today

full:a good day's journey away

fairly large or great:a good amount

free from precipitation or cloudiness:good weather

Medicine/Medical

(of a patient's condition) having stable and normal vital signs, being conscious and comfortable, and having excellent appetite, mobility, etc

fertile; rich:good soil

loyal:a good Democrat

(of a return or service in tennis, squash, handball, etc

) landing within the limits of a court or section of a court

Informal

(used when declining an offer or suggestion, as to communicate that one is already satisfied): "More coffee?" "No thanks, I’m good!"

Horse Racing

(of the surface of a track) drying after a rain so as to be still slightly sticky:This horse runs best on a good track

(of meat, especially beef) noting or pertaining to the specific grade below “choice,” containing more lean muscle and less edible fat than “prime” or “choice

favorably regarded (used as an epithet for a ship, town, etc

): the good ship Syrena

As noun

profit or advantage; worth; benefit: What good will that do?We shall work for the common good

excellence or merit; kindness:to do good

moral righteousness; virtue:to be a power for good

(especially in the grading of U

S

beef) an official grade below that of “choice

goods

possessions, especially movable effects or personal property

articles of trade; wares; merchandise: canned goods

Informal

what has been promised or is expected: to deliver the goods

Informal

the genuine article

Informal

evidence of guilt, as stolen articles: to catch someone with the goods

cloth or textile material: top-quality linen goods

Chiefly British

merchandise sent by land, rather than by water or air

the good

the ideal of goodness or morality

good things or persons collectively

As interjection

(used as an expression of approval or satisfaction):Good! Now we can all go home

As adverb

Informal

well (defs –, ): I wish I could cook this good!Yes, we knew him pretty good

As Idioms

as good as

as (def )

come to no good, to end in failure or as a failure:Her jealous relatives said that she would come to no good

for good, finally and permanently; forever:to leave the country for good

Also, for good and all

good and, Informal

very; completely; exceedingly:This soup is good and hot

good for, certain to repay (money owed) because of integrity, financial stability, etc

the equivalent in value of: Two thousand stamps are good for one coffeepot

able to survive or continue functioning for (the length of time or the distance indicated): These tires are good for another , miles

valid or in effect for (the length of time indicated): a license good for one year

(used as an expression of approval): Good for you!

good full, Nautical

(of a sail or sails) well filled, especially when sailing close to the wind; clean full; rap full

make good, to make recompense for; repay

to implement an agreement; fulfill

to be successful

to substantiate; verify

to carry out; accomplish; execute: The convicts made good their getaway

no good, without value or merit; worthless; contemptible:The check was no good

to the good, generally advantageous: That's all to the good, but what do I get out of it? richer in profit or gain: When he withdrew from the partnership, he was several thousand dollars to the good

resume

As verb (used with object), resumed, resuming

to take up or go on with again after interruption; continue:to resume a journey

to take or occupy again:to resume one's seat

to take or assume use or practice of again:to resume her maiden name

to take back:to resume the title to a property

As verb (used without object), resumed, resuming

to go on or continue after interruption:The dancing is about to resume

to begin again

and

As conjunction

(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

added to; plus: and are

then:He read for an hour and went to bed

also, at the same time:to sleep and dream

then again; repeatedly:He coughed and coughed

(used to imply different qualities in things having the same name):There are bargains and bargains, so watch out

(used to introduce a sentence, implying continuation) also; then:And then it happened

Informal

to (used between two finite verbs):Try and do it

Call and see if she's home yet

(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

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

(used to connect alternatives):He felt that he was being forced to choose between his career and his family

(used to introduce a comment on the preceding clause):They don't like each other—and with good reason

Archaic

if:and you please

Compare an

As noun

an added condition, stipulation, detail, or particular:He accepted the job, no ands or buts about it

conjunction (def b)

As Idioms

and so forth, and the like; and others; et cetera:We discussed traveling, sightseeing, and so forth

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

cover

As verb (used with object)

to be or serve as a covering for; extend over; rest on the surface of:Snow covered the fields

to place something over or upon, as for protection, concealment, or warmth

to provide with a covering or top:Cover the pot with a lid

to protect or conceal (the body, head, etc

) with clothes, a hat, etc; wrap

to bring upon (oneself):He covered himself with glory by his exploits

to hide from view; screen

to spread on or over; apply to:to cover bread with honey

to put all over the surface of:to cover a wall with paint

to include, deal with, or provide for; address:The rules cover working conditions

to suffice to defray or meet (a charge, expense, etc

):Ten dollars should cover my expenses

to offset (an outlay, loss, liability, etc

)

to achieve in distance traversed; pass or travel over:We covered miles a day on our trip

Journalism

to act as a reporter or reviewer of (an event, a field of interest, a performance, etc

); have as an assignment: She covers sports for the paper

to publish or broadcast a report or reports of (a news item, a series of related events, etc

): The press covered the trial in great detail

to pass or rise over and surmount or envelop:The river covered the town during the flood

Insurance

to insure against risk or loss

to shelter; protect; serve as a defense for

Military

to be in line with by occupying a position directly before or behind

to protect (a soldier, force, or military position) during an expected period of ground combat by taking a position from which any hostile troops can be fired upon

to take temporary charge of or responsibility for in place of another:Please cover my phone while I'm out to lunch

to extend over; comprise:The book covers th-century England

to be assigned to or responsible for, as a territory or field of endeavor:We have two sales representatives covering the Southwest

to aim at, as with a pistol

to have within range, as a fortress does adjacent territory

to play a card higher than (the one led or previously played in the round)

to deposit the equivalent of (money deposited), as in wagering

to accept the conditions of (a bet, wager, etc

)

(in short selling) to purchase securities or commodities in order to deliver them to the broker from whom they were borrowed

Baseball

to take a position close to or at (a base) so as to catch a ball thrown to the base:The shortstop covered second on the attempted steal

Sports

to guard (an opponent on offense) so as to prevent him or her from scoring or carrying out his or her assignment:to cover a potential pass receiver

(especially of a male animal) to copulate with

(of a hen) to brood or sit on (eggs or chicks)

As verb (used without object)

Informal

to serve as a substitute for someone who is absent:We cover for the receptionist during lunch hour

to hide the wrongful or embarrassing action of another by providing an alibi or acting in the other's place:They covered for him when he missed roll call

to play a card higher than the one led or previously played in the round:She led the eight and I covered with the jack

to spread over an area or surface, especially for the purpose of obscuring an existing covering or of achieving a desired thickness and evenness:This paint is much too thin to cover

As noun

something that covers, as the lid of a container or the binding of a book

a blanket, quilt, or the like:Put another cover on the bed

protection; shelter; concealment

anything that veils, screens, or shuts from sight:under cover of darkness

woods, underbrush, etc

, serving to shelter and conceal wild animals or game; a covert

Ecology

vegetation that serves to protect or conceal animals, such as birds, from excessive sunlight, from drying, or from predators

a set of eating utensils and the like, as plate, knife, fork, and napkin, placed for each person at a table

an assumed identity, occupation, or business that masks the true or real one:His job at the embassy was a cover for his work as a spy

a covering of snow, especially when suitable for skiing

a pretense; feigning

a person who substitutes for another or stands ready to substitute if needed:She was hired as a cover for six roles at the opera house

cover charge

Philately

an envelope or outer wrapping for mail

a letter folded so that the address may be placed on the outside and the missive mailed

Finance

funds to cover liability or secure against risk of loss

Music

cover version

Also called covering

Mathematics

a collection of sets having the property that a given set is contained in the union of the sets in the collection

As Verb phrases

cover up, to cover completely; enfold

to keep secret; conceal: She tried to cover up her part in the plot

As Idioms

blow one's cover, to divulge one's secret identity, especially inadvertently:The TV news story blew his carefully fabricated cover

break cover, to emerge, especially suddenly, from a place of concealment:The fox broke cover and the chase was on

cover one's / someone's ass, Slang: Vulgar

to take measures that will prevent oneself or another person from suffering blame, loss, harm, etc

take cover, to seek shelter or safety:The hikers took cover in a deserted cabin to escape the sudden storm

under cover, clandestinely; secretly: Arrangements for the escape were made under cover

within an envelope: The report will be mailed to you under separate cover

letter

As noun

a written or printed communication addressed to a person or organization and usually transmitted by mail

a symbol or character that is conventionally used in writing and printing to represent a speech sound and that is part of an alphabet

a piece of printing type bearing such a symbol or character

a particular style of type

such types collectively

Often, letters

a formal document granting a right or privilege

actual terms or wording; literal meaning, as distinct from implied meaning or intent (opposed to spirit):the letter of the law

letters, (used with a singular or plural verb) literature in general

the profession of literature

learning; knowledge, especially of literature

an emblem consisting of the initial or monogram of a school, awarded to a student for extracurricular activity, especially in athletics

As verb (used with object)

to mark or write with letters; inscribe

As verb (used without object)

to earn a letter in an interscholastic or intercollegiate activity, especially a sport:He lettered in track at Harvard

As Idioms

to the letter, to the last particular; precisely:His orders were carried out to the letter

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