Learn how to say Warded correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word Warded:
1a separate room in a hospital, typically one allocated to a particular type of patient:
a children’s ward
2an administrative division of a city or borough that typically elects and is represented by a councillor or councillors:
the second most marginal ward in Westminster
3a child or young person under the care and control of a guardian appointed by their parents or a court:
for the last three years, the boy has been my ward
[mass noun] archaic the state of being in the care of a guardian:
the ward and care of the Crown
4 (usually wards) any of the internal ridges or bars in a lock which prevent the turning of any key which does not have grooves of corresponding form or size.
the grooves in the bit of a key that correspond to the wards in a lock.
5 [mass noun] archaic the action of keeping a lookout for danger:
I saw them keeping ward at one of those huge gates
6 historical an area of ground enclosed by the encircling walls of a fortress or castle.
1admit (a patient) to a hospital ward:
the last of the accident victims was warded
2 archaic guard; protect:
it was his duty to ward the king
ward of court
a child or young person for whom a guardian has been appointed by the Court of Chancery or who has become directly subject to the authority of that court.
ward someone/thing off
prevent someone or something from harming or affecting one:
she put up a hand as if to ward him off
Old English weard (in ward (sense 5 of the noun), also ‘body of guards’), weardian ‘keep safe, guard’, of Germanic origin; reinforced in Middle English by Old Northern French warde (noun), warder (verb) ‘guard’
Learn how to say Cicada correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word Cicada:
a large bug with long transparent wings, found chiefly in warm countries. The male cicada makes a loud, shrill droning noise after dark by vibrating two membranes on its abdomen.
Family Cicadidae, suborder Homoptera: many genera
Learn how to say Quill correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word Quill:
1 (also quill feather) any of the main wing or tail feathers of a bird.
the hollow shaft of a feather, especially the lower part or calamus that lacks barbs.
(also quill pen) a pen made from a main wing or tail feather of a large bird by pointing and slitting the end of the shaft:
he leant over his writing desk, quill in hand
2the hollow sharp spines of a porcupine, hedgehog, or other spiny mammal.
3 (quills)another term for penne.
a dish of pasta quills tossed in a spicy tomato sauce
4 (quills) US informal, dated pan pipes.
form (fabric) into small cylindrical folds.
late Middle English (in the senses ‘hollow stem’ and ‘shaft of a feather’): probably from Middle Low German quiele
Learn how to say Bergamot correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word Bergamot:
1 [mass noun] an oily substance extracted from the rind of a dwarf variety of Seville orange, used in cosmetics and as flavouring in Earl Grey tea.
2 (also bergamot orange) the tree which bears a variety of Seville orange from which bergamot is extracted.
Citrus aurantium subsp. bergamia, family Rutaceae
3an aromatic North American herb of the mint family.
Genus Monarda, family Labiatae: several species, in particular sweet bergamot (M. didyma) (also called bee balm, oswego tea), grown for its bright flowers
late 17th century (in bergamot1 (sense 2)): named after the city and province of Bergamo in northern Italy
Learn how to say Acacia correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word Acacia:
a tree or shrub of warm climates which bears spikes or clusters of yellow or white flowers and is typically thorny. Also called wattle1, especially in Australia.
Genus Acacia, family Leguminosae: numerous species
Learn how to say Transparent correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word Transparent:
1(of a material or article) allowing light to pass through so that objects behind can be distinctly seen:
transparent blue water
fine transparent fabrics
2easy to perceive or detect:
the residents will see through any transparent attempt to buy their votes
the meaning of the poem is by no means transparent
having thoughts or feelings that are easily perceived; open:
you’d be no good at poker—you’re too transparent
(of an organization or its activities) open to public scrutiny:
if you had transparent government procurement, corruption would go away
3 Computing (of a process or interface) functioning without the user being aware of its presence.
4 Physics transmitting heat or other radiation without distortion:
CFCs and water vapour are virtually transparent to incoming short-wave solar radiation
a transparently feeble argument
late Middle English: from Old French, from medieval Latin transparent- ‘shining through’, from Latin transparere, from trans- ‘through’ + parere ‘appear’