queue /kyu/ = (1) a line of people; (2) to make a line of people
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I know what you are thinking: Where else would one build a factory? I dont know… in the sea perhaps, and even then, it might still be called a plant. Who knows? English is a crazy language!
This is another Latinglish word. In Latin, it is a noun: planta (sole) & a verb: plantare (to put ones sole on the floor/ground). In English, the verb has the same meaning, but the noun… Well, it means:
I have often had debates with people about whether atomatois a fruit or a vegetable. According to Merriam-Websters Dictionary, tomatoes are BOTH a fruit AND a vegetable.
polish (v.) to make (sth) shiny; /palish/
Ironically, an herbivore is an herb-eating creature (by the LATIN definition).
Some fruits are vegetables (because they are edible).
This is a case of polysemy. See mypolysemypage for more details.
(3) a factory (which is planted/built on the ground)
[Source: Merriam Websters online dictionary]
This is one of the craziest words regarding pronunciation. I remember when I was in primary school and I was learning how to spell. One day I was writing a letter and I asked my mother how to spell 1. She said, O-N-E. I wrote it down, then I said, Mom, come on! Dont trick me, Mom. She said, No, really, thats how it is spelled. I asked, Why? She said that she didnt know. I remember thinking, That is stupid!
1(b) (1) :the usually edible (not always edible) reproductive body of a seed plant
2(a) a plant which is grown for the edible parts.
A Polish person can polish his/her shoes.
take (sb) in(accept someone into ones home)
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2. a plant valued for its medicinal, savory, or aromatic qualities. (this is the common meaning used by English-speakers these days).
(1) any growing thing that has a cell wall and chlorophyll.
This is another Latinglish word. In Latin, it means grass [and that is grass in the broad sense, including all grain-bearing plants]. But, in English, it has quite a different meaning. Actually, it has two meanings:
take (sb) down (ruin sbs reputation)
This is another confusing word. It came to English from Latin imbarrare -to- French embarasser -to- English embarrass. em = in, and barra = bar. Literally, it means to bar or to put in bars, but it carries abstract meanings as well, such as to hinder. In Spanish (embarazar) also means to impregnate.
Example: the fruits of the field
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Why? Well,toandtoohad already been taken, but why not tu? I dont know. See myhomophonespage.
bow /bou/; n. a kind of tie (bowtie)
2(b) [Modern English]the edible parts of plants.
(2) a wooden rod for striking a ball in billiards or pool
Take means to physically obtain something (usually something concrete, but can be something abstract). And yet, it seems to lose its meaning in various English idioms. See:
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cue /kyu/ = (1) a thing said or done to signal somebody to do something
In English, it only carries the abstract meaning of– making ((sb)) feel confused, mentally frustrated, and/or self-conscious.
listen, castle, whistle, wrestle, fasten, often
finish (v.) to complete (sth); /finish/
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take (sb) out(make sb lose a fight; kill sb)
Note: English has a lot of words borrowed from Latin, but English has changed the meaning, perhaps a case ofverbicide.
2(c) [metaphorically] offspring, progeny
Correct. Strawberries are NOT berries and Tomatoes ARE fruits! A berry has its seeds in the middle, surrounded by a fleshy pulp. See the table below. A tomato is a berry and a strawberry is called an aggregate fruit, because it come from multiple ovaries to make one fruit.
But, in the Boy Scouts of America, a troop is a groups of scouts. Crazy English!
bow /bou/; n. a curve (like rainbow, or bow & arrow)
1(a) [Out-dated definition] a plant; herb. [Nowadays, we say, Plant]
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This is the craziest word I have ever seen regarding meaning. A troop is a group of persons, usually soldiers, and yet it is often used to represent one single soldier. For example, There are 37,000 US troops in Korea means There are 37,000 US soldiers in Korea.
bow /bau/; n. the front part of a boat/ship
Why? Well,forhad already been taken, but they could have made a homonym. Why not? I dont know. See myhomonymspage.
(2) : a product of fertilization in a plant; specifically :the ripened ovary of a seed plant
bow /bau/; v. to bend at the waist for an audience at the end of a performance; n. a bend at the waist
1. a plant with no woody tissue (this is quite close to the Latin meaning, but, we dont use this meaning nowadays in English).
(2) any non-animal, growing thing, growing out of the ground/soil.
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I think it is because worm was originally spelt wyrm, but I could be wrong.
However, some fruits are NOT vegetables (because theyrenotedible).
[Source: Merriam Websters online dictionary]
1(a) a product of plant growth (as grain, vegetables, or cotton)