189 definitions by Jafje


1. Temporary mental disturbance: A state marked by extreme restlessness, confusion, and sometimes hallucinations, caused by fever, poisoning, or brain injury.

2. Great excitement: A state of extreme excitement or emotion.

Delirium of joy.

(It's pretty much the same as dilirious.)
by Jafje April 03, 2007

A substance produced by the liver which helps seperate fats into tiny droplets in the small intestine.

Your liver produces bile.
by Jafje May 10, 2007

A person or political party with extreme rightwing views, often including racism, nationalism and complete obedience to authority.

Hitler was a fascist.
by Jafje May 10, 2007

A shortened form of a word or phrase.

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Types of abbreviations:

There are four main kinds of abbreviations: shortenings, contractions, initialisms, and acronyms. 1 Shortenings of words usually consist of the first few letters of the full form and are usually spelled with a final period when they are still regarded as abbreviations, for example, cont. = continued, in = inch. In the cases when they form words in their own right, the period is omitted, for example, hippo = hippopotamus, limo = limousine. Such shortenings are often but not always informal. Some become the standard forms, and the full forms are then regarded as formal or technical, for example, bus = omnibus, taxi = taxicab, deli = delicatessen, zoo = zoological garden. Sometimes shortenings are altered to facilitate their pronunciation or spelling: bike = bicycle2 Contractions are abbreviated forms in which letters from the middle of the full form have been omitted, for example, Dr. = doctor, St. = saint or street. Such forms are invariably followed by a period. Another kind of contraction is the type with an apostrophe marking the omission of letters: can't = cannot, didn't = did not, you've = you have. 3 Initialisms are made up of the initial letters of words and are pronounced as separate letters: CIA (or C.I.A.), NYC, pm (or p.m.), U.S. (or US). Practice varies with regard to periods, with current usage increasingly in favor of omitting them, especially when the initialism consists entirely of capital letters. 4 Acronyms are initialisms that have become words in their own right, or similar words formed from parts of several words. They are pronounced as words rather than as a series of letters, for example, AIDS, laser, scuba, UNESCO, and do not have periods. In many cases the acronym becomes the standard term and the full form is only used in explanatory contexts.

An example of an abbreviation is abbr, which is short for "abbreviation".

by Jafje September 01, 2007

Here follows the definition of the words revenge and avenge + the difference between revenge and avenge.

Both words are about repaying a wrong. The differences between them have to do with grammar and shades of meaning, though there is considerable overlap in meaning, dictated by usage over time. Grammatically speaking, avenge is a verb only; revenge is a verb and more usually a noun. Avenge traditionally relates not only to repaying a wrong but to getting justice on somebody else's behalf as a remedy for that wrong. Revenge traditionally relates to getting even with an adversary by inflicting punishment or harm.

Though both avengeand revenge can be used as transitive verbs with reflexive pronouns, revenge is commoner in this use: The dictatorship avenged itself on the partisans' radio station by burning it to the ground; As a victim of a hate crime, she finally avenged herself on the perpetrators.
1. They vowed to avenge their sister's murder (or their murdered sister).
2. In an act of revenge for the bombing of our ship, our navy shelled the terrorists' training camps; Bands of irregular soldiers set out to revenge their leader's assassination.
by Jafje April 03, 2007

1) U.K. criticism: a series of insulting, mocking, or critical comments.

2) USA: To sleep with someone.

1) I took a right slagging over that haircut.
2) He's always slagging with his kid brother - it's disgusting.

by Jafje June 06, 2007

An expert in an area of the fine or domestic arts, or somebody with discriminating taste in such a specialty.

In many ways just someone who knows a lot about arts, cooking, etc.

She's a cooking connoiseur.
He's an arts connoisseur.
by Jafje April 03, 2007

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