What is it called when you find the exact meaning of a word or phrase based on its dictionary definition? literal meaning****** familiar meaning technical meaning literary meaning

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  1. Computer

    1: A thesaurus is best used to ________. A Help find the meaning or a word b help find a word that means the same or a similar definition as another word c help find the spelling of a word d help find the pronunciation of a word 2: Using a synonyms can

  2. Language Arts

    What should a reader do if he or she is unable to determine the meaning of a word using context clues?(1 point) replace the unfamiliar word with a familiar word find a synonym for the word in a thesaurus*** look up the word in a dictionary underline the

  3. reading

    1.What is the main purpose of a dictionary?(1 point) A.to provide information about domain-specific words related to a text B.to provide definitions and pronunciation of words C.to provide a list of synonyms and antonyms for words D.to provide a list of

  4. Language Arts

    1. What is cohesion in writing? providing reasons for a claim including details that support an idea the act of forming a logical whole drawing conclusions based on facts ** 2. "_______ after-school activities, homework, and early school start times,

  5. language arts

    1. Choose the meaning that gives a positive connotation for the word "sound" A. harmony B. noise>>> C. screech D. racket Read the sentence below. The actor on stage used a loud voice so we could hear him clearly 2. Which meaning BEST states the connotation

  6. English

    1:Which of these words has the same denotative meaning as, but a different connotative meaning than the word food? A:cuisine*** B:meat C:supper D:vegetable 2:Which of these words has the same denotative meaning as, but a different connotative meaning than

  7. Business English

    Write a paragraph describing your attitudes toward writing. Use the following steps. Prewrite: Jot down a few of the words that come to mind when you think of writing. Think of any significant experiences you have had that have shaped your attitude toward

  8. english

    read the following sentences and underline each word or phrase that signals a comparison or contast clue. circle comparison or contrast, depending on the clue. then write the meaning os each italicized word. 1.) We thought we were seeing the real painting,

  9. english

    Identify if the underlined word is Adjective Phrase or Adverb Phrase: The ballerina danced across the stage.

  10. English (Check)

    The word root -vid-, from the Latin "videre," means "to see." Explain how each word that follows conveys the meaning of the root. 1. videotape 2. evident A: 1. This word conveys the meaning of the root as it refers to a magnetic tape for recording and

  11. Algebra

    Please check my answers 1.)what is the algebraic expression for the following word phrase : the product of 6 and n ? A.6-n B.6+n C.6n***** D.n/6 2.what is the algebraic expression for the following word phrase : the quotient of 6 and the sum of x+y?

  12. Language Arts

    1.) How does the figurative meaning of a word or phrase help a reader? A.)It helps him or her to learn the dictionary definition of a word. B.)It helps him or her to find the literal meaning of a word. C.)It helps to paint a picture in his or her mind.

  13. english language arts

    What is language in which specific words show an exact meaning based on context?(1 point) concise wording general language precise language vocabulary words

  14. Language

    What does denotation mean? The sound of a word when you read it The tone of a word in writing The dictionary meaning of a word The set of ideas associated with a word •• Correct me

  15. Language

    Choose the meaning that best matches the word in italics. The public is upset about the political view of the author, so people are going to boycott the film based on this book. Abandon Write about Quit Reject••

  16. English

    1. What is the relationship between an idiomatic and a literal phrase? A. A literal phrase is the straightforward language that interprets the figurative meaning of an idiomatic phrase. *B. An idiomatic phrase presents non-literal language that influences

  17. English

    The man in the elevator was not pushing the buttons Is preposition is in the object is elevator the verb phrase is was not pushing and the action verb is pushing the helping verb is was and the adverb interrupters not What was the point of the story? Is

  18. English

    What is it called when you find the exact meaning of a word or phrase based on its dictionary definition? (1 point) a.technical meaning b.literary meaning c.literal meaning d.familiar meaning

  19. Phrases and Subordinate Clauses

    Basically, I'm confused on this. The sentence is below: The old English word handbook, for example, has slightly different meaning from the french derived manual, a close synonym. I have to find the verbal, appositive, prepositional and absolute phrase (if

  20. critical thinking

    Which of the following correctly describes connotation? A. An implied meaning of word understood by language users B. The pronunciation of a word C. The meaning of a word that has never changed D. A new word added to the dictionary my answer is a.

  21. english

    Recall that a participle is a verb form that is used an adjective. A participial phrase is a participle with its modifers and complements used as an adjective. 1. Read the following sentence. The cars passing by are filled with commuters. Which of the

  22. Grammar

    Identify the prepositional phrases and the word each phrase modifies in the sentences below.Finally, write ADJ for adjective phrase and ADV for an adverb phrase. Hint: One sentence has more than one prepositional phrase. 1/ The display of bones and ivory

  23. English

    What is it called when you find the exact meaning of a word or phrase based on its dictionary definition? literal meaning****** familiar meaning technical meaning literary meaning

  24. English

    1. I will buy Mom a scarf for her birthday. (What is the part of speech of 'for her birthday'? Is it an adjective phrase modifying 'scarf', or is it an adverbial phrase modifying 'buy'? 2. Look at the little boy. (What is a little boy? A young boy or a

  25. English

    4.)Which word or phrase is closest in meaning to the word unanimous? a.)justifies b.)in agreement

  26. 8th grade language arts

    4.)Which word or phrase is closest in meaning to the word unanimous? a.)justifies b.)in agreement

  27. English

    In each sentence below, find a participle or participial phrase that modifies the word in parenthesis. 1. Increased demand for food is the result of the growth in the world’s population. (demand) Answer=Increased Find the participle or participial phrase

  28. english

    Identify the capitalized word. Frederick Bartholdi, THE SCULPTOR, came up with the concept of a "mighty woman with a torch" as he sailed into the harbor. 1. infinitive 2.appositive ** 3 adverb phrase 4 adjective phrase Identify the best choice for the

  29. language

    Identify the italicized word or words in each sentence Simon preferred LISTENING TO MUSIC as he did his homework a) infinitive phrase b) gerund phrase c) infinitive phrase d) prepositional phrase

  30. Social Studies

    Words, phrases, or sentences around a word that help you figure out its meaning are called what?

  31. language arts help please

    1. Which of the following is an example of an acronym? FAQ Mrs. Ave. won't 2. The original meaning of the word awesome is "inspiring great admiration or fear." Which of the following is the best synonym of the word s it is used most commonly today? great

  32. Language art informational text analysis unit test

    1. Cause/effect 2.domain-specific vocabulary 3 imitation 4 figurative meaning 5 explicit information 6 the central idea 7minor details and judgments 8subjective 9 it makes it illogical 10 by describing what happened. and By telling the effects of what

  33. Grammar

    Can someone correct my answers, please? I really need help! (Underlined words have parenthesis over them, and anything with asterisks by them means that's what I believe the answers are.) 6. Choose the function of the underlined word in the sentence. Call

  34. English 3

    Which word or phrase has the same meaning as "manifold" as it is used in this line? The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray. A. in many ways B. by God’s grace C. quickly D. faithfully A...

  35. English

    This is what I think they are 1."Leaving their native land to colonize in America," they expected to land in the colony of Virginia. A.prepositional phrase B. appositive phrase c.participial phrase d.gerund phrase e.infinitive phrase f.absolute phrase

  36. English

    Which BEST identifies and explains the function of the word gardening as it is used in this sentence? Gardening is a pleasant and productive pastime for people of all ages. A) In the selected sentence, the word gardening is a gerund, and the gerund phrase

  37. English -Part of speech

    Can someone please help? I have a list word I need to know the part of speech, and the punctuation: Forid - which meansflowery ,showy. We were given that meaning but can find the word anywhere.

  38. Resources and references

    Your composing a report. You realize using the word "option" over and over again. Which of the following references will help you find a different word with the some meaning? A: A spell Checkers B: A thesaurus C: AP style book D: Encyclopedia

  39. english

    In the following sentence, what word does the participle phrase modify? Everyone in the annex heard her screaming loudly -Everyone -Annex -Heard -Her** Which sentence contains are participle phrase? -She wants so spend time writing. -Her job is giving the

  40. English

    Hello. I will really appreciate some help. 1)Is it correct to use -ing form in the sentence: "The aim of the group is creating a new strategy" or is it "the creation" or only "to create"? 2)Do you think it's OK to use the word "target" instead of "aim" in

  41. Foreign Language, How to use a dictionary.,

    First of all purchasing a good English/X and X/English dictionary is an investment in your future. For "generic" purposes X represents any foreign language (French, Spanish, Japanese, etc.) Here is the "key" to using a dictionary for a vocabulary

  42. English

    Identify and choose the one underlined word or phrase that should be corrected. What is the meaning of above sentence?Will i find a word which is incorrected in the sentence? In my(A) opinion they aren't(B) going nowhere(C) special because of(D) financial

  43. English

    Hello. I will be grateful for some help. 1)Does the phrase "a sharp fall in soldier numbers" sound natural (meaning "a drop in troop numbers")? 2)Which word (that or which) is used in the context "he didn't give the exact number of troops that/which will

  44. English-Grammar

    Identify the word or words the best describes the underlined(in parentheses) word for the question (Comparing the two essays), it is obvious that one relied on more thorough research. A.prepositional phrase B.participial phrase C.gerund phrase D.infinitive

  45. English

    4.)Which word or phrase is closest in meaning to the word unanimous? a.)justifies b.)in agreement

  46. Math

    1. What is the algebraic expression for the following word phrase: the sum of 3 and 4x? 2. What is the algebraic expression for the following word phrase: the quotient of 8 and the difference of x and y? 3. What is the algebraic expression for the

  47. english

    Identify the term that correctly identifies the capitalized word(s) in each sentence. 7. LISTENING TO THE MIX CD MY BROTHER MADE FOR ME, I began to hope he would make me another. a. adverbial phrase b. gerund phrase c. infinitive phrase d. participial

  48. Lang. Arts

    Identify the term that correctly identifies the capitalized word(s) in each sentence. 7. LISTENING TO THE MIX CD MY BROTHER MADE FOR ME, I began to hope he would make me another. a. adverbial phrase b. gerund phrase c. infinitive phrase d. participial

  49. English

    In each sentence below, find a participle or participial phrase that modifies the word in parenthesis. 1. Increased demand for food is the result of the growth in the world’s population. (demand) Answer=Growth Find the participle or participial phrase

  50. LEARNING SKILLS

    What is the main value of knowing the general meaning of a word's prefix or suffix? A. You can sort out adjectives from adverbs. B. You can tell if the word is a verb or a noun. C. You get clues as to a word's meaning. D. You will be better able to spell

  51. Languge...Grammar

    Is "Although They" in the following sentence a Prepositional Phrase? Thank You They tried, although they didn't expect to win. No. "Although" is a conjunction linking two independent clauses. "They" is the subject of the second clause. Can you tell me

  52. language

    Identify the italicized word or words in each sentence Going Outside DURING A THUNDERSTORM is not the wisest thing to do in the summer. a) infinitive phrase b) participial phrase c) gerund phrase d) prepositional phrase

  53. English

    Posted by rfvv on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 1:42am. 1. Based on the sketches he drew outside, Degas painted in his studio. 2. As/While he was based on the sketches he drew outside, Degas painted in his studio. 3. When he was based on the sketches he

  54. english

    we have to find out meaning of words, e.g. english word - sherbet, language of origin - arabic, old word - sharabat, old meaning - drink. please could someone tell me a website that gives language of origin, old word and old meaning. I have tried a couple

  55. language

    Identify the italicized word or words EATING FLESH WITH RAZOR-SHARP TEETH is how piranhas survive. a) gerund phrase b) infinitive phrase c) participial phrase d) prepositional phrase

  56. english

    It's permissible to delete a word or phrase from a direct quotation as long as you don't change the meaning of the quote. To indicate your deletion in the quote, you would A. use a hyphen in place of the deleted word or passage. B. use an ellipsis to

  57. Grammar and Composition

    What is a good synonym for the word 'lief'. The meaning of this word is gladly or willingly. As in: I would as lief go south as not. I can't find a synonym for the word, and I don't want to use the words in the meaning as the synonyms.

  58. language

    Identify the italicized word or words in each sentence the pool COVERED UP SINCE THE END OF SUMMER LAST YEAR is now open, clean and ready to use. a) infinitive phrase b) participial phrase c) gerund phrase d) prepositional phrase

  59. language arts

    Identify the term that correctly identifies the italicized word(s) in each sentence. 7. Listening to the mix CD my brother made for me, I began to hope he would make me another. (1 point) adverbial phrase gerund phrase infinitive phrase participial phrase

  60. Spanish word help

    Hi, I'm trying to find this word "portavasos" but I can't seem to find the meaning of it in english. Please help. Thanks Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. When you are asking for the meaning of a word, it is always best to give the

  61. Language Arts

    The word ensemble is an English word borrowed from French, based on the French word meaning "together." In which of the following sentences is the word used incorrectly? A. The string quartet is a popular ensemble, and it always plays at graduation. B.

  62. English (Check)

    The word root -vid-, from the Latin "videre," means "to see." Explain how each word that follows conveys the meaning of the root. 1. videotape 2. evident A: 1. This word conveys the meaning of the root as it refers to a magnetic tape for recording and

  63. English Communication

    6. Each of the following words has the suffix -ed. Which word is spelled correctly? A. Plotted B. Preenned C. Duckked D. Cleanned 8. When reading a newspaper, you come across the word subterranean. You guess the meaning of the word by breaking it into its

  64. Government

    Select the answer that is closest in meaning to the given word or phrase. Popular sovereignty: a.)Taxation without representation b.)Social contract c.)Democracy =d.)Limited government

  65. Language Arts help last questions please

    Identify the italicized word(s) in each sentence. 17. Going outside during a thunderstorm is not the wisest thing to do in the summer. (*Going outside during a thunderstorm* is italicized) gerund phrase participal phrase infinitive phrase prepositional

  66. english

    choose the label that best describes the underlined word group. -The chilly campers huddled together BY THE FIRE. adjective phrase appositive phrase *Adverb phrase* misplaced modifier

  67. english

    I have to write complex sentences with some hard words like contentious, diffident, and gregarious for example. Anyone know of a web site that may help??? When I looked up the word diffident, I found the meaning. Because diffident describes how I write

  68. english

    I want to ask if the phrase is grammatically correct: "the road more taken" I know that there is a phrase such as "the road less taken", but what I'm not sure about the first phrase is the word 'more'. Not sure if it's the appropriate word. Thanks in

  69. Literacy

    1.Write the participle in the sentence. Why do you need a new pair of hiking boots? My answer - NEED 2.Write the first and last word of the participial phrase. My answer - BEGINNING 3.Write the first and last word of the participial phrase. Disappointed by

  70. Language arts

    The boys on the soccer team will go across the street, through the valley, and into the park. What is the adjective phrase? Beyond that hill sits a house without a roof. adverb phrase is millions of stars form a galaxy,and between any two stars there are

  71. Lang Arts

    Select the letter that corresponds to the word or words that the italicized phrase modifies or describes. 9. The scientist Jane Goodall was born (in London) in 1934. a. in 1934 b. Jane Goodall c. scientist d. was born 10. In her twenties, she began her

  72. English

    What is the prepositional phrase and what is the word that modifies it in the following sentences? 1. Many stars together create cloudy bands of light. 2. Traveling clouds of dust are called nebulas.

  73. English III

    Which word or phrase has the same meaning as manifold as it is used in this line? The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray. A. in many ways**** B. by God’s grace C. quickly D. faithfully

  74. English

    1. identify the adjective phrase in this sentence. The rice in the pot is not yet completely cooked. **Completely cooked 2. The convertible in the garage has only 20000 miles on it. **only 20000 miles 3. Identify the word that the capitalize adective

  75. Business English

    Identify and correct the errors in the following to create parallel structure: To narrow a web search a. Put quotation marks around a phrase when you want an exact term. b. Many search engines have wild cards (usually an asterisk) to find plurals and other

  76. english

    I find it at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cagoule There is a relationship -- what the people referred to in the second link wore -- a cowl ( http://www.answers.com/cowl ). I think the origin is French, but I can't find anything specific either. =( Thanks

  77. Grammar

    The phrase or word introduced by the preposition is called the ________of the preposition. A) link B) object C) subject I answered B

  78. English

    1. I was taking a bath when he called. 2. I wasn't there when he called. ================== What is the meaning of 'called'? "Shouted" or "made a phone call" or "visited"?

  79. ELA

    What does denotation mean? 1)the sound of a word when you read it 2)the tone of a word in writing 3)the dictionary meaning of a word 4)the set of ideas associated with a word I think #3 Thanks

  80. spanish

    How do I translate my spanish Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. First of all you need to determine the vocabulary in the sentence. When you actually post some work here we can help you use the dictionary. The very BEST way is to look up

  81. vocabulary power unit 5 grade 6

    I am trying to find the meaning of this homework: cicle the letter of the word that is a synonym of the boldfaced word. Can you please help me...PLEASE!!!!

  82. english

    I am to identify 3 words or phrases in the Canada anthem and explain. Verse one: 1. True North Strong and Free - this phrase expresses hope and freedom of choice, speech and beliefs. 2. with Glowing hearts - this phrase describes the love and pride for our

  83. Language Arts

    1 - Which word can be a synonym for the word PERSISTENT? A. weak B. stubborn ** C. dishonest D. unclear 2 - Which word is similar in meaning to the word SUPPRESSED? A. obvious B. indirect C. perceived D. stifled **

  84. understandingof a word

    I am having a hard time understanding a word this is used to show me one of the key features of language. can anyone give an example or explain this to me because i am real confused I was at an understanding that Arbitrary was somethig said that was not

  85. english/11th grade

    He responds whenever he is called. In this sentence the Adverb clause is: whenever he is called and the Subordinating conjunction is: whenever what is the word modified? how can i figure out which word it is?

  86. Adverb objects 2 Check please

    6.B 7.C 8.A 9.B 10.B 6.Which words make up the adverb phrase in the sentence? Which word does the adverb phrase modify? After sunset the pack of coyotes howled loudly. A. howled loudly modifies coyotes B. the pack of modifies coyotes C. After sunset

  87. English

    Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the underlined phrase in the sentence. 1. The 17th century Pilgrims were the first Europeans (to arrive on Cape Cod.) A. infinitive phrase B. absolute phrase C. prepositional phrase D. appositive

  88. English-please help

    In 1886, the Statue of Liberty was dedicated. What is the meaning of the word "dedicated" in this context? Can't seem to find the meaning from the dictionary.

  89. English

    4. (Landing in New England) caused much disappointment among the Pilgrims. A. infinitive phrase B. gerund phrase C. prepositional phrase D. appositive phrase I think it's B? 5. Today, homes (on Cape Cod) still display this famous "weathered" look. A.

  90. English

    This question is based on the following paragraph. (1) Brenda would have liked to have taken her vacation at the beach. (2) However, the weather forecast on the television called for rain. (3) Also, her fiancé, Max, wanted to vacation in the mountains.

  91. college algebra

    Annual profit in thousands of dollars is given by the function, P(x) = -.1x2 + 50x - 300, where x is the number of items sold, x ≥ 0. describe the meaning of the number -.1 in the formula, in terms of its meaning in relation to the profit. describe the

  92. English

    I need to write an interpretation and meaning on the song "embers" by max richter(search it on youtube! :)). Since I also need to choreograph a dance to this song for my dance class, I have decided to rename the song(which is my dance routine's name) as

  93. English

    Task2.Identify and choose the one word or phrase that should be corrected. 1.If(A) boss comes from(B) Moscow(C) everybody will get their(D) share(E). 2.Tom has never(A) spent his holiday(B) on the beach because(C) he(D) doesn't know to swim(E). I don't

  94. English help please :)

    the word forte has been borrowed from the french word fort, meaning "strong". in which sentence is the word forte used correctly? a)It is not in your best interests to have a particular forte.** b)Writing is my forte. c)My history teacher has no forte in

  95. English

    I need to write an interpretation and meaning on the song "embers" by max richter(search it on youtube). Since I also need to choreograph a dance to this song for my dance class, I have decided to rename the song(which is my dance routine's name) as

  96. English: Showing Possession

    In my English composition, I wrote the phrase "... my sister and I's favorite CD ..." According to my word processor's spell check there should not be an 's after I. Can 's be used after I? If not how would I show possession in the above phrase?

  97. language arts

    In word part break downs the word Comedian contains the word parts comed and ian meaning?

  98. QUOTATION MARKS

    Question 16 Use quotation marks to set off the exact words of someone else in all but which of the following options? Up to three lines of poetry A brief phrase Short quoted passages of less than four lines Long quotations of more than four lines my answer

  99. ed tech

    Microsoft Word - Tables and Smart Art - Escape Room! Answer all of the questions. Enter the code at the end (the answer to each question : example ACBA) ...earn more points for class! What is Smart Art used for? * 1 point A. To make it pretty B.To make it

  100. English

    I am just about the processes of writing a short story and I am looking for a word/phrase that can properly describe a departure, without a destination(I am not going to specify anything to reflect the tone and theme of my story) that is just taken based

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