These sample sentences are automatically selected from various online information sources to reflect the current use of the word “Arcadia”. The opinions expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us your feedback. Ironically, the Nixon era marked a kind of political arcade. “Arcadia.” dictionary Merriam-Webster.com, Merriam-Webster, www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arcadia. (accessed September 30, 2022) v. transitive. With a word, a sentence, † saw, etc. as an object. To say a few words in Sentences 7g, see.
In use with Word as an object, usually in negative contexts in reference to an action that is performed silently, or a subject that is not talked about. α. e. A slogan; a password. Now rare.to give the floor: see sentences 4c (b). 1. intransitive. Say what you have to say; persevere, that is, usually in the imperative. Cf. earlier, to say verbs in phrasal. Now a bit archaic. [Compare Middle High German say, imperative (German dire an, now arch.).] †c.
As for illegal relationships: a paralove or a lover (applied to both men and women). Obsolete. Dear rat n. slang (mostly British) a man who is sexually unfaithful or promiscuous. 6. An order, an order, an order; a direction, an instruction; an explicit request. Generally qualified by possessive or the. See also command word n. for 2d sentences. In to send the word sometimes with a mixture of meaning A. 4. In various competitive skill games, especially tennis, squash, bridge and whist: no score, (a score of) nothing, zero.
Often in various formula expressions that indicate the score of two participants in a game (such as fifteen love, six love, etc.). Love-All: No score (yet) on both sides (see also all Adv. 10). [May have originally developed from the expression for love in 1st sentences. For a variety of other proposals, see American Notes & Queries 2 (1963) 8–9, B. Oreström in B. Odenstedt & G. Persson (eds.) Instead of Flowers: Papers in Honour of Mats Rydén on the Occasion of his Sixtieth Birthday (1989) 175–7.] c.
beyond words: (in predictive use) unable to express oneself in language, unspeakable, unpronounceable; (as Adv.) unspeakable, unspeakable. 11. As the title of Christ: = Logos n. In addition, the word of the Father, the eternal word, etc. word cloud n. an image composed of words that are most often or most prominently used in a particular context or field where the size of each word indicates its frequency or relative importance. P5. † (also nim) take love: feel love or affection. Obsolete.