14 February 2006

Love is... Day 14


1. a. Consistent with fact or reality; not false or erroneous; real, fact
b. Truthful.
2. Real; genuine; authentic
3. Reliable; accurate: a true prophecy.
4. Faithful, as to a friend, vow, or cause; loyal
5. Sincerely felt or expressed; unfeigned: true grief.
6. Fundamental; essential: his true motive.
7. Rightful; legitimate: the true heir.
8. Exactly conforming to a rule, standard, or pattern: trying to sing true B.
9. Accurately shaped or fitted: a true wheel.
10. Accurately placed, delivered, or thrown.
11. Quick and exact in sensing and responding.
12. Determined with reference to the earth's axis, not the magnetic poles: true north.
13. Conforming to the definitive criteria of a natural group; typical: The horseshoe crab is not a true crab.
14. Narrowly particularized; highly specific: spoke of probity in the truest sense of the word

So after 14 days of taking on the role of a Webster, have you figured out what I really think and how I feel about this "crazy little thing called love"? Yeah, I know it's cheesy and pitiful. What can I say? I am actually a romantic at heart. You literature geeks know exactly what I mean by that, right? Oh well Happy Valentine's Day to you all!!!

13 February 2006

Love is... Day 13


1. A settlement of differences in which each side makes concessions.
2. The result of such a settlement.
3. Something that combines qualities or elements of different things: The incongruous design is a compromise between high tech and early American.
4. A concession to something detrimental or pejorative: a compromise of morality.


Capturing interest as if by a spell

12 February 2006

Love is... Day 12



To instruct, enlighten or uplift especially so as to encourage intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement.

11 February 2006

Love is... Day 11


1. The quality or condition of being friends.
2. A friendly relationship: formed many new friendships over the summer.
3. Friendliness; good will: a policy of friendship toward other nations.



1. A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts.
2. A person whom one knows; an acquaintance.
3. A person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; a comrade.
4. A person you know well and regard with affection and trust; "he was my best friend at the university"

5. An associate who provides assistance; "he's a good ally in fight"; "they were friends of the workers"

10 February 2006

Love is... Day 10


1. Conforming with or conformable to justice, law, or morality: do the right thing and confess.
2. In accordance with fact, reason, or truth; correct: the right answer.
3. Fitting, proper, or appropriate: It is not right to leave the party without saying goodbye.
4. Most favorable, desirable, or convenient: the right time to act.
5. In or into a satisfactory state or condition: put things right.
6. In good mental or physical health or order.
7. Archaic. Not spurious; genuine.

1. That which is just, morally good, legal, proper, or fitting.

09 February 2006

Love is... Day 9


1. Being without beginning or end; existing outside of time; infinite.
2. Continuing without interruption; perpetual.
3. Forever true or changeless: eternal truths.
4. Seemingly endless; interminable; ageless, continual.
5. Of or relating to spiritual communion with God, especially in the afterlife.

1. Something timeless, uninterrupted, or endless.
2. Eternal God. Used with the.

08 February 2006

Love is... Day 8


1. Bearing or enduring pain, difficulty, provocation, or annoyance with calmness.
2. Marked by or exhibiting calm endurance of pain, difficulty, provocation, or annoyance.
3. Tolerant; understanding: an unfailingly patient leader and guide.
4. Persevering; constant: With patient industry, she revived the failing business and made it thrive.
5. Capable of calmly awaiting an outcome or result; not hasty or impulsive.
6. Capable of bearing or enduring pain, difficulty, provocation, or annoyance: “My uncle Toby was a man patient of injuries” (Laurence Sterne).

07 February 2006

Love is... Day 7


1. Causing especially emotional depression.
2. Dismal; dreary: a week of rainy, depressing weather.


1. To lower in spirits; deject.
2. a. To cause to drop or sink; lower: The drought depressed the water level in the reservoirs.
b. To press down: Depress the space bar on a typewriter.
3. To lessen the activity or force of; weaken: feared that rising inflation would further depress the economy.
4. To lower prices in a financial market


1. Greatly pleasing



1. Great pleasure; joy.
2. Something that gives great pleasure or enjoyment.

06 February 2006

Love is... Day 6


1. Present in or produced by nature: a natural pearl.
2. Of, relating to, or concerning nature: a natural environment.
3. Conforming to the usual or ordinary course of nature: a natural death.
4. a. Not acquired; inherent: Love of power is natural to some people.
b. Having a particular character by nature: a natural leader.
c. Biology. Not produced or changed artificially; not conditioned: natural immunity; a natural reflex.
5. Characterized by spontaneity and freedom from artificiality, affectation, or inhibitions.
6. Not altered, treated, or disguised: natural coloring; natural produce.
7. Faithfully representing nature or life.
8. Expected and accepted: “In Willie's mind marriage remained the natural and logical sequence to love” (Duff Cooper).
9. Established by moral certainty or conviction: natural rights.
10. Being in a state regarded as primitive, uncivilized, or unregenerate.
11. a. Related by blood: the natural parents of the child.
b. Born of unwed parents: a natural child.

1. One having all the qualifications necessary for success: You are a natural for this job.
2. One suited by nature for a certain purpose or function: She is a natural at mathematics.

05 February 2006

Love is... Day 5


1. To cause slight irritation to another by troublesome, often repeated acts.
2. To harass or disturb by repeated attacks.


1. The act of worship.
2. Profound love or regard.


1. To worship as God or a god.
2. To regard with deep, often rapturous love.
3. To like very much: adores mink coats.
4. Love intensely; "He just adored his wife."

04 February 2006

Love is... Day 4


1. The use of physical or mental energy to do something; exertion.
2. A difficult exertion of the strength or will: It was an effort to get up.
3. A usually earnest attempt: Make an effort to arrive promptly.
4. Something done or produced through exertion; an achievement: a play that was his finest effort.
5. Physics. Force applied against inertia.


1. imparting vitality and energy
2. supplying motive force

1. the activity of causing to have energy and be active

03 February 2006

Love is... Day 3


1. The act of rejecting or the state of being rejected.
2. Something rejected.
3. Medicine. The failure of a recipient's body to accept a transplanted tissue or organ as the result of immunological incompatibility; immunological resistance to foreign tissue.

See also:


1. To refuse to accept, submit to, believe, or make use of.
2. To refuse to consider or grant; deny.
3. To refuse to recognize or give affection to (a person).
4. To discard as defective or useless; throw away. See Synonyms at refuse1.
5. To spit out or vomit.
6. Medicine. To resist immunologically the introduction of (a transplanted organ or tissue); fail to accept as part of one's own body.


1. To feel or show differential regard for; esteem.
2. To avoid violation of or interference with: respect the speed limit.
3. To relate or refer to; concern.

1. A feeling of appreciative, often deferent regard; esteem. See Synonyms at regard.
2. The state of being regarded with honor or esteem.
3. Willingness to show consideration or appreciation.
4. respects Polite expressions of consideration or deference: pay one's respects.
5. A particular aspect, feature, or detail: In many respects this is an important decision.
6. Usage Problem. Relation; reference. See Usage Note at regard.

02 February 2006

Love is... Day 2


1. Difficult or impossible to understand; incomprehensible: unfathomable theories.
2. Difficult or impossible to measure: the unfathomable depths.


1. The quality or condition of one who understands; comprehension.
2. The faculty by which one understands; intelligence. See Synonyms at reason.
3. Individual or specified judgment or outlook; opinion.
4. a) A compact implicit between two or more people or groups.
b)The matter implicit in such a compact.
5. A reconciliation of differences; a state of agreement: They finally reached an understanding.
6. A disposition to appreciate or share the feelings and thoughts of others; sympathy. adj.

1. Characterized by or having comprehension, good sense, or discernment.
2. Compassionate; sympathetic.

01 February 2006

Love is... Day 1


1. An unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder.
2. Suffering or distress.
3. pains The pangs of childbirth.
4. pains Great care or effort: take pains with one's work.
5. Informal. A source of annoyance; a nuisance.


1. Giving or affording pleasure or enjoyment; agreeable: a pleasant scene; pleasant sensations.
2. Pleasing in manner, behavior, or appearance.
3. Fair and comfortable: pleasant weather.
4. Merry; lively.

see also:


1. The state or feeling of being pleased or gratified.
2. A source of enjoyment or delight: The graceful skaters were a pleasure to watch.
3. Amusement, diversion, or worldly enjoyment: “Pleasure... is a safer guide than either right or duty” (Samuel Butler).
4. Sensual gratification or indulgence.
5. One's preference or wish: What is your pleasure?

This Time of Year

So yeah, here I am. I know it's been a while but I've been a complete blank lately. I guess it's true, alcohol does kill your brain cells. I still don't have anything important to say but I did have a fun idea I thought I would share.

As we all know it's that time of year again that many people dread for the sheer fact that this materialistic, commercial western world of ours has dictated that we show our loved ones how much we care about them by buying them all kinds of useless trinkets. And it really stinks considering it is only 7 weeks after we just did the same thing at Christmas. The only difference is the religious meaning behind the one and switching out green for pink or white in your retail settings.

*Sigh* As you can tell I am a bit... well how shall I say this? It's not that I don't like Valentine's Day, I rather enjoy writing cards and poems and things for my friends but I am very blah about it as a commercialized whole. Let's stop right there and clear the air: NO I am not just complaining because I don't have a special someone this year or because I am dark-hearted and bitter. No I am just complaining because that my dear friends is what I do.

Ah well, in spite of my dark feelings about this whole Cupid Cuddling Craziness thing I thought I would spend the next few days reflecting on what Love is to me. Just a few words maybe with... OH just read it.