Wiktionary:Word of the day/Archive/2018/May

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Word of the day for May 1
prime cut n
  1. A top-quality serving of meat.
  2. (by extension) Something that represents the best quality in its class.
PointingHand.svg May is promoted by the cattle industry in the United States as National Beef Month.

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Word of the day for May 2
sealocked adj
  1. (geography) Of a geographical region: accessible only through a body of seawater, and having no access by land.

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Word of the day for May 3
en passant adv
  1. In passing, by the way, incidentally.
  2. (chess) Of a player's pawn when it has moved forward two squares on its first move in the game: captured "in passing" by the other player's pawn, as if the first player's pawn had only moved forward one square.
PointingHand.svg Georgian chess player Nona Gaprindashvili, who in 1978 became the first female Grandmaster, was born on this day in 1941.

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Word of the day for May 4
padawan n
  1. An apprentice or student Jedi.
  2. (by extension, humorous) Any apprentice or student.
PointingHand.svg May the Fourth – oops, the Force – be with you! Today is observed as Star Wars Day by fans of the franchise.

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Word of the day for May 8
ululation n
  1. The act of ululating; a long, loud, wavering cry or howl.

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Word of the day for May 15
familial adj
  1. Of or pertaining to a human family.
  2. Of or pertaining to any grouping of things referred to as a family.
  3. (pathology) Inherited.
PointingHand.svg Today is designated by the United Nations as the International Day of Families to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.

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Word of the day for May 20
creed n
  1. That which is believed; accepted doctrine, especially religious doctrine; a particular set of beliefs; any summary of principles or opinions professed or adhered to.
  2. (specifically, religion) A reading or statement of belief that summarizes the faith it represents; a confession of faith for public use, especially one which is brief and comprehensive.
  3. (rare) The fact of believing; belief, faith.
PointingHand.svg The First Council of Nicaea began on this day in 325 C.E. The Council prepared the earliest version of the Nicene Creed, which states the basic tenets of the Christian faith.

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Word of the day for May 22
food web n
  1. (ecology) A diagram showing the organisms that eat other organisms in a particular ecosystem, predators being higher in the web than their prey.
PointingHand.svg Today is the International Day for Biological Diversity (also known as World Biodiversity Day), which is recognized by the United Nations for the promotion of biodiversity issues.

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Word of the day for May 23
veisalgia n
  1. (medicine) The unpleasant after-effects of the consumption of alcohol; a hangover.
PointingHand.svg The Hangover Part III, the final instalment of the Hangover series of films, was released in the United States on this day five years ago in 2013.

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Word of the day for May 24
dodman n
  1. (Britain, dialectal) A land-based snail.
  2. (Britain, dialectal) A snail's shell.
  3. (Britain, dialectal) Any shellfish which casts its shell, such as a lobster.
  4. (Britain, dialectal) A surveyor.
PointingHand.svg Today is marked by some people as National Escargot Day in the USA, to celebrate escargot or cooked land snails.

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