1. vocabulary

    Doesn't the word 'barber' only have one meaning?

    asked by sierra (6th grade) on January 25, 2010
  2. Math Riddle

    In a little town in West Michigan lives a math professor, who hears one day that the barber has three children. So, on the next visit to the barber, the professor casually inquires, "I have heard you have three children, is that right?" "Yes!" says the

    asked by Tyler on September 21, 2007
  3. Math

    In a little town in West Michigan lives a math professor, who hears one day that the barber has three children. So, on the next visit to the barber, the professor casually inquires, "I have heard you have three children, is that right?" "Yes!" says the

    asked by Tyler on September 21, 2007
  4. 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

    asked by TOM MY on November 25, 2008
  5. 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.

    asked by Saddia on March 22, 2015
  6. 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

    asked by Anonymous on January 20, 2011
  7. 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

    asked by Victoria on February 20, 2016
  8. 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

    asked by Victoria on February 20, 2016
  9. 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

    asked by marylyn on April 18, 2018
  10. 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

    asked by Delilah on May 31, 2013
  11. 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

    asked by SraJMcGin on May 8, 2007
  12. 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.

    asked by y912f on December 29, 2009
  13. 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

    asked by lizbeth on May 17, 2007
  14. 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,

    asked by Anna on September 22, 2010
  15. 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

    asked by Hey on April 18, 2016
  16. 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

    asked by Jamie M on April 20, 2018
  17. 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 **

    asked by Laytinna on September 23, 2016
  18. English

    Hello. Please help me with the use of the word "judge". The dictionary defines one of its meaning as "to criticize", but somehow I feel it does not suit the following contex or am I wrong? "The Russian parliament yesterday adopted an anti-gay law. The EU

    asked by Ilma on February 13, 2013
  19. language arts

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

    asked by Nicole on February 23, 2011
  20. 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

    asked by Amanda on January 23, 2007
  21. English

    Thank you for your help. 1. He made a promise. 2. He made an appointment. 3. He made a word. 3-2. He gave his word. 3-3. He made his word. [#3 is wrong. #3-3 is wrong.(?) All the others are right. Is that right?] 4. He kept his promise. 5. He kept his

    asked by rfvv on November 14, 2017
  22. 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

    asked by Bayarbold on June 18, 2011
  23. english / law

    What is a synonym for exhibit in the sense of law ? Exhibit Def: a piece of evidence produced for the court. Is there none because it doesn't seem like there is any synonyms/ antonyms for this word with this law meaning. I'm only finding exhibit like

    asked by Anonymous on March 24, 2018
  24. english

    1.  Choose the answer that best matches the word in italics. Use context clues to determine the meaning of the word, if necessary. The decorations were reminiscent of autumn leaves. (1 point) leftovers made reminders symbolic

    asked by Aalyah on November 1, 2016
  25. ELA

      An antonym is a word that's  A. defined in a thesaurus. B. opposite in meaning. C. pronounced the same. D. the same in meaning. B?

    asked by Brooklyn on June 5, 2015
  26. English

    Can you please check if the following definitions are possible? Thank you 1)The iamb is an unstress-stress pattern like the word "upon". 2) The anapaest is the unstress-unstress-stress pattern. 3)The oxymoron is a figure of speech in which two

    asked by Franco on December 4, 2010
  27. General

    What can you tell about the meaning of astronaut from its Greek roots? 2. What do the latin prefix and root in transmit tell you about the word's meaning?

    asked by Tracy on November 3, 2010
  28. English

    The MACARONI AND CHEESE ____ ready to eat now. A. is****************************** B. are C. were Neither the CAR nor our COUSINS (can, could) be found. A. can B. could************************** Which of these words has the same denotative meaning as, but

    asked by Cassie on March 31, 2015
  29. English

    I still have the following doubts. I included the various alternatives. Thank you 1) Prospero calls Caliban a lying slave instead Miranda calls him a horrible slave. Is "instead" correct? I would have used "while, whereas" or I would have started a new

    asked by Henry 1 on April 30, 2011
  30. ms.sue

    thanks for your help Select the word which has its etymological meaning to settle a payment and has the current meaning to supply with capital. A. firmament B. Finicky C. Finess D. *Finance

    asked by henry on March 31, 2010
  31. English

    During the afternoon, my cats are content to nap on the couch.What is the meaning of these sentence? Content is the meaning of "the amount of a substance that something contains".Is it right?But I don't understand meaning of word "content" in these

    asked by Bayarbold on June 25, 2011
  32. language arts

    1. The word centuries contains the Latin root cent-, meaning "hundred." Which of the following words contains the same root? center accent decent percent 2. The word mark is an Anglo-Saxon word meaning "boundary." Which of the following words does NOT

    asked by Delilah on May 13, 2013
  33. English

    After a few moments he flops on his side, rises, stretches, and moves a few feet to Inspect—MINUTELY, Delicately—a Crevice In The Rock Outcropping And Finds Or Doesn't Find What Draws Him There. (from Of Wolves And Men) A. Carefully B. Quickly C.

    asked by joyner lucas on September 30, 2019
  34. Math

    A barber and his apprentice earn $4900 in a week. The barber earns $200 more per day than his apprentice. How much does the apprentice earn in one day?

    asked by Saba on June 13, 2017
  35. Math

    A barber and his apprentice earn $4900 in a week. The barber earns $200 more per day than his apprentice. How much does the apprentice earn in one day?

    asked by Ana on June 13, 2017
  36. English

    During the afternoon, my cats are content to nap on the couch.What is the meaning of these sentence? I don't understand meaning of word "content" in these sentence.What is the meaning of sentence above?

    asked by Bayarbold on June 25, 2011
  37. vocab

    Directions: Use the underlined etymology clues to help you choose the correct word that is missing from each of the following sentences. 3. The [underlined](Middle English, from Old French boc, "male goat")[/underlined] had a physically demanding job. A.

    asked by Brad on April 25, 2011
  38. 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

    asked by DillonAngel on September 15, 2011
  39. verbal reasoning

    write a word which rhymes with the first word and has the meaning given in brackets TOY (a warning for sailors)

    asked by laceh on February 5, 2017
  40. english plzzzzzzzzz helppppp

    which word comes from a latic word meaning right or law a-lecture b-justice c-level djacket 1-b

    asked by jake plzzz on April 14, 2013
  41. 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!!!!

    asked by casey on March 18, 2014
  42. English

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

    asked by somebody help i am new on November 12, 2014
  43. English

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

    asked by somebody help i am new on November 12, 2014
  44. 8th grade language arts

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

    asked by somebody help i am new on November 12, 2014
  45. Language Arts

    Which word is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word ponderous? A. Light B. Strong C. Awkward D. Thoughtful Is the answer A? Thank you

    asked by Callie on January 26, 2015
  46. 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.

    asked by Mike on April 18, 2009
  47. English

    Which word has a meaning most similar to the word pageant? Rebellion Performance Auction preeminent Help plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Don't understand!!

    asked by Labbyak on September 1, 2015
  48. English

    What's the word with the meaning : A strange habit or characteristics that is seen as not important and not harming anyone. I am doing a pre-PSAT crossword puzzle and the word ends with e. Thank you!

    asked by Celine on October 13, 2013
  49. 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.

    asked by chimingbell on January 18, 2017
  50. english

    I picked topic which is Abuse and the history of the word which is misuse. Please tell me ways to write about this word and what can i compare it to. I have to write the meaning of the word, including its history. Thanks for helping me.

    asked by Jessica on October 28, 2010
  51. Reading

    Click on the word that tells the meaning of the underlined word. The narrator held our attention for a long time. A listener B child C speaker D train

    asked by April lanneau on March 8, 2019
  52. Reading

    Click on the word that tells the meaning of the underlined word. Each fall the farmer harvested the vegetables that were ripe. A watered B cooked C planted D picked

    asked by April lanneau on March 8, 2019
  53. 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

    asked by Sofiya on June 26, 2013
  54. English

    Which of these words has the same denotative meaning a, but a different connotative meaning than, the word COPIOUS. A. meager B. abundant C. lavish ******* D. sparse An award is given every year to the student ______ has the highest grade-point average.

    asked by Cassie on April 1, 2015
  55. 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.

    asked by M on March 17, 2015
  56. 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

    asked by Bayarbold on June 18, 2011
  57. Language Arts

    Choose the meaning that best matches the word in italics. The spies moved stealthily among the colonists, trying to gather information for the British leaders. It takes the italics off the word I bring into the post box. The word "stealthily" is supposed

    asked by Chano on January 6, 2016
  58. algebra

    Annual profit in thousands of dollars is given by the function, P(x) = 12x - 100, where x is the number of items sold in thousands, x ≥ 10. 1.describe the meaning of the number 12 in the formula, in terms of its meaning in relation to the profit.

    asked by Anonymous on February 29, 2012
  59. 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

    asked by english on November 30, 2016
  60. English

    Use your knowledge of prefixes and suffixes to determine the meaning of the bolded word in the sentence below. The salmon began their PERILOUS journey upstream. A.) without B.) forward advance C.) able to survive D.) full of danger**********************

    asked by Cassie on May 21, 2014
  61. Hayden

    Choose the letter of the word pair that has a relationship SIMILAR to that of the first word pair. 1. Circumnavigate : Ireland :: A. live:die B, surround:river C. orbit:Earth D. Mount Everst:climb 2. Shrimper:Net A. reins:horse B. barber:shaves C.

    asked by English on August 22, 2018
  62. 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

    asked by Hennessey on January 22, 2013
  63. Spanish

    This question is based on Listening Comprehension CD 4L, Side A/Track 1, the first selection. Which sentence best describes the prince's Chinese? A. He doesn't understand a single word. B. He speaks it fluently. C. He doesn't speak it, but he understands a

    asked by jake on January 21, 2016
  64. 7th Grade Spelling

    Instructions: In the space provided, write the vocabulary word from list 3 that is most nearly an antonym (a word opposite in meaning) of each of the following expressions. 1. Promising--------- Is it ominous, pacific, plod, smolder, submerge, swagger, or

    asked by Losa on August 29, 2012
  65. 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

    asked by Brittany on January 31, 2007
  66. English

    The title "another evening at the club" is close in meaning to "just another evening at the club" given the events of the story, what is the significance of this meaning? I need help explaining this. I have no idea how to word it

    asked by Jessica on June 16, 2016
  67. English

    The title "another evening at the club" is close in meaning to "just another evening at the club" given the events of the story, what is the significance of this meaning? I need help explaining this. I have no idea how to word it

    asked by abby on May 20, 2016
  68. general ability

    Move one letter from the word STEAM and rearrange the remaining letters to form a word meaning pole. The removed letter is; a) E b) T c) S d) M

    asked by cindy on February 19, 2008
  69. English

    Hello. I'll appreciate it if you answer my questions: 1)is it possible to say "Thousands of Egyptians conducted a meeting in Cairo" (meaning "held a protest")or is the word "meeting" something like "discussion"? 2)is it possible to use "confine" in the

    asked by Ilma on February 11, 2011
  70. computer

    Write a menu driven program that either accepts words and their meanings, or displays the list of words in lexicographical order (i.e. as in a dictionary). When an entry is to be added to the dictionary you must first enter the word as one string, and then

    asked by james on July 29, 2011
  71. java

    Write a menu driven program that either accepts words and their meanings, or displays the list of words in lexicographical order (i.e. as in a dictionary). When an entry is to be added to the dictionary you must first enter the word as one string, and then

    asked by james on July 28, 2011
  72. english

    a poet uses symbolism to a. explicitly state the meaning b. add layers of meaning c. hide the meaning d. frustrate the reader i'm confused between a and B a symbol is an ordinary thing that has an extraordinary meaning and significance. so what would it

    asked by y912f on May 27, 2009
  73. math

    what is the meaning for division symbols like bruh someone help me even my teacher doesn't know them all

    asked by angie on January 7, 2016
  74. English

    Rewrite the sentence without changing the meaning. It doesn't matter

    asked by sandhya on July 26, 2016
  75. English

    State the meaning of the word eradicate as it is used in the following sentence. Then, identify the context clue that you used to understand the meaning: definition clue, synonym, example clue, contrast clue, or inference clue.

    asked by Gwen on December 9, 2013
  76. crt205

    "To introduce an unusual or unfamiliar word, to coin new words, or to introduce a new meaning to a familiar word."

    asked by Anonymous on August 13, 2010
  77. English

    What is another word with nearly same meaning of the word distorted as used in this sentence. ~The old mirror distorted my reflection.~ I think it is enlarged

    asked by A girl needs help. on November 16, 2018
  78. English

    Hello. Will you please tell me if the following word order is possible in English: "She sometimes (?) doesn't go to work" or is it "Sometimes she doesn't go to work"? Thank you for help.

    asked by Ilma on April 19, 2011
  79. Ethics

    Which of the following answers to the meaning of life did Tolstoy hold prior to his change of heart and mind? my answer is A a. Life has no meaning, and we must embrace that fact. b. Life's meaning is to provide comfort for oneself and one's family. c.

    asked by Annmarie on February 17, 2014
  80. Ethics

    Which of the following answers to the meaning of life did Tolstoy hold prior to his change of heart and mind? my answer is A a. Life has no meaning, and we must embrace that fact. b. Life's meaning is to provide comfort for oneself and one's family. c.

    asked by Annmarie on February 17, 2014
  81. English (Grammar)

    Hi, I need some help some questions from my Grammar homework. Decide which of the following words should be capitalized: 1. elizabethan drama my answer: Elizabethan Drama 2. life in new york city my answer: life in New York City 3. civil war (not sure if

    asked by N. on July 12, 2014
  82. ELA

    1. which of the following details about the author's life most likely influenced her ideas for the novel Walk Two Moons: A. she came from a large family B. Her family was typically a noisy and rowdy bunch C. she enjoyed family vacations piled in the car on

    asked by Destiny on May 8, 2017
  83. English

    The frog blew himself up too much because he wanted to look bigger than the ox. Am I bigger than him? No, you are still smaller than him. ------------------------------- In the last sentence, what is the meaning of 'still'? Is still the same as 'much, or

    asked by rfvv on October 23, 2017
  84. L.A

    The word aloof is an English word borrowed from Dutch. It's meaning is "at a distance". In which of the following sentences is the word used correctly? A. Anne's sociable nature made her aloof in new situations. B. When he first arrived at the secrete

    asked by Dawn on April 14, 2015
  85. American Government

    Which adjective best describes how the necessary and proper clause of the US Constitution is often interpreted by the federal government? a. brittle, meaning that it falls apart when used in a legal argument b. elastic, meaning it can be expanded as

    asked by Elise Bedford on April 17, 2017
  86. history

    At the close of the Crimes and Misdemeanors, Levy has the final word in a voice over narration: “It is only we, with out capacity to love, that give meaning to an indifferent universe. And yet, most human beings seem to have the ability to keep trying

    asked by TRACY on December 8, 2011
  87. Grammar

    what prefix turns the word "town" into a word meaning "center of town"?

    asked by Angie on February 19, 2013
  88. English

    Can someone help me! The word metaphor comes from the Greek prefix meta-, meaning “across,” and pherein, meaning “to carry.” Which of the following words does not contain the Greek prefix meta-? a. metaphysics b. metamorphosis c. metallic

    asked by Vicki on May 30, 2013
  89. American Government

    Which adjective best describes how the Necessary and Proper Clause of the US Constitution is often interpreted by the federal government? A. brittle, meaning that it falls apart when used in a legal argument B. elastic, meaning it can be expanded as needed

    asked by Leon on May 9, 2017
  90. Urgent Language Arts~!

    10. In the following sentence, "Abraham Lincoln was a widely admired politician,” which statement is correct? (1 point) Add a hyphen between widely and admired. Add a hyphen between admired and politician. Add a hyphen between Lincoln and was. No hyphen

    asked by Gabby on May 1, 2013
  91. Honors English

    1. Choose the answer that best matches the word in italics. Use context clues to determine the meaning of the word, if necessary. His PENT-UP energy found an outlet in a raucous game of tag football. A- lack of B- emotional C- stored up D- dangerous C is

    asked by Laine on October 15, 2019
  92. English

    Needs help with this assignment. PART B: You learned two ways in which you can unlock the meaning of an unknown word: (1) Structural Analysis (Word Parts) and (2) Contextual Analysis (Context Clues). State which of the methods you would use to unlock the

    asked by Bryan on October 22, 2008
  93. language arts

    if i have the meaning of a word and not the vocabulary word, how do i find the vocabulary word?

    asked by danara on November 18, 2008
  94. english

    14. Concerning dictionaries and their proper use, which one of the following statements is most accurate? A. Formal usage of a word is considered colloquial. B. A dictionary's word entry offers a fixed, permanent meaning. C. A syllable is a unit of sound.

    asked by jake on January 3, 2012
  95. L.A

    Choose the meaning that best describes the word in the italics. *pompous is the word that's in italics. His *pompous* behavior irritated his friends, especially since accomplishments were few and far between. A. sheepish B. arrogant C. unassuming D.

    asked by Anonymous on January 6, 2015
  96. English

    Which is the better strategy for increasing comprehension? A. Paraphrase what you read. B. Take notes word for word so as not to lose the meaning intended. C. Summarize only chapter by chapter. D. Take notes only when you are unclear of a concept. I think

    asked by Leighanne on March 16, 2013
  97. Spelling

    The word "slippery" almost feels slippery! This may have to do with the blending of "s" and "I" so that the word glides or slips out of your mouth. Many English words seem to imitate their meaning. Try to record at least six such words. Plz help me-I

    asked by Miss Sweet on November 17, 2011
  98. English

    However, the usefulness of mother tongues should not be dismissed prematurely, as each mother tongue has its advantages. Which word is the closest in meaning to the word "prematurely" in the above sentence? 1)initially 2) childishly 3) impulsively 4) early

    asked by Chiming on May 19, 2015
  99. Language

    The word "slippery" almost feels slippery! This may have to do with the blending of "s" and "I" so that the word glides or slips out of your mouth. Many English words seem to imitate their meaning. Try to record at least six such words.

    asked by Hannah Montana1997 on November 16, 2011
  100. Englsih

    This is one of my english homework. Can someone have a look at it and give me some suqqestions. Thank you. The Summary of English Grammar defines the major word-classes in terms of meaning rather than structure. By references to any one of the major

    asked by Erica on March 9, 2009