Wiktionary:Word of the day/Archive/2019/June

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
2019
← Dec 2018 Jan • Feb • Mar • Apr • May • Jun • Jul • Aug • Sep • Oct • Nov • Dec Jan 2020 →

1[edit]

Writing star.svg

Word of the day
for June 1
oxishly adv
  1. (rare) In a manner like that of an ox.
← yesterday | About Word of the DayNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

2[edit]

Writing star.svg

Word of the day
for June 2
rubicon n
  1. A limit that when exceeded, or an action that when taken, cannot be reversed.
  2. (card games) Especially in bezique and piquet: a score which, if not achieved by a losing player, increases the player's penalty.

rubicon v

  1. (transitive, card games) Especially in bezique and piquet: to defeat a player who has not achieved the rubicon.

PointingHand.svg Today is Festa della Repubblica or Republic Day, Italy’s national day.

← yesterday | About Word of the DayNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

3[edit]

4[edit]

5[edit]

Writing star.svg

Word of the day
for June 5
rubbish n
  1. (chiefly Australia, New Zealand, Britain) Garbage, junk, refuse, trash, waste.
  2. (by extension, chiefly Australia, New Zealand, Britain) An item, or items, of low quality.
  3. (by extension, chiefly Australia, New Zealand, Britain) Nonsense.
  4. (archaic) Debris or ruins of buildings. []

rubbish v

  1. (transitive, chiefly Australia, New Zealand, Britain, colloquial) To criticize, to denigrate, to denounce, to disparage.

PointingHand.svg Today is World Environment Day, which is recognized by the United Nations to promote worldwide awareness and action of the need to protect the environment.

← yesterday | About Word of the DayNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

6[edit]

Writing star.svg

Word of the day
for June 6
polemology n
  1. The study of human conflict and war.

PointingHand.svg Today is the 75th anniversary of D-Day on 6 June 1944, the start of the Allied invasion of Normandy, France, during World War II that laid the foundations for the Allied victory on the Western Front.

← yesterday | About Word of the DayNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

7[edit]

8[edit]

Writing star.svg

Word of the day
for June 8
polynya n
  1. (hydrology, oceanography) A naturally formed area of open water surrounded by sea ice, especially in the Arctic.

PointingHand.svg Today is World Oceans Day, a day recognized by the United Nations to highlight the importance of conserving and protecting the world’s oceans.

← yesterday | About Word of the DayNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

9[edit]

Writing star.svg

Word of the day
for June 9
ennead n
  1. (obsolete) The number nine.
  2. (rare) Any grouping or system containing nine objects.
← yesterday | About Word of the DayNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

10[edit]

11[edit]

Writing star.svg

Word of the day
for June 11
esquamulose adj
  1. (botany, mycology) Not covered in scales or scale-like objects; having a smooth skin or outer covering.
← yesterday | About Word of the DayNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

12[edit]

13[edit]

Writing star.svg

Word of the day
for June 13
nitrox n
  1. (metallurgy) An industrial process for case hardening (imparting greater surface hardness to) metal objects, involving nitrocarburizing (the diffusion of carbon and nitrogen into the metal) followed by oxidation.
  2. (underwater diving) A mixture of nitrogen and oxygen, the nitrogen content being lower than what is normally present in air, which is used in place of air as a breathing gas.

PointingHand.svg British diving engineer Henry Fleuss, who invented the first commercially practical scuba rebreather, was born on this day in 1851.

← yesterday | About Word of the DayNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

14[edit]

Writing star.svg

Word of the day
for June 14
bloviation n
  1. (US, possibly originally Ohio, informal) A boastful or pompous manner of speaking or writing; a lengthy discourse delivered in that manner.
← yesterday | About Word of the DayNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

15[edit]

Writing star.svg

Word of the day
for June 15
lion's share n
  1. (idiomatic) The majority; a large or generous portion.

PointingHand.svg The animated movie The Lion King premiered on this day 25 years ago in 1994.

← yesterday | About Word of the DayNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

16[edit]

17[edit]

Writing star.svg

Word of the day
for June 17
gastrodiplomacy n
  1. A type of cultural diplomacy where relations between representatives of different cultures are improved by the means of gastronomy and the promotion of national cuisines.

PointingHand.svg Today is the eve of Sustainable Gastronomy Day, which is designated by the United Nations to highlight the role that gastronomy can play in promoting sustainable development.

← yesterday | About Word of the DayNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

18[edit]

Writing star.svg

Word of the day
for June 18
meet one's Waterloo v
  1. To be decisively defeated by an encounter with a powerful opponent or a problem that is too difficult.

PointingHand.svg The Battle of Waterloo, which marked the end of the Napoleonic Wars after Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated by armies of Britain and Prussia, took place on this day in 1815.

← yesterday | About Word of the DayNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

19[edit]

20[edit]

21[edit]

Writing star.svg

Word of the day
for June 21
ski-through adj
  1. (skiing) Of a ski lodge or other hotel establishment: providing skiers with the service of transporting their equipment, luggage, and vehicles to other establishments so they can ski directly to those establishments.
  2. (skiing) Of a restaurant, shop, or other establishment or facility: providing service to skiers while they are still wearing their skis.

PointingHand.svg In the Southern Hemisphere according to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the winter solstice falls on this day in 2019.

← yesterday | About Word of the DayNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

22[edit]

Writing star.svg

Word of the day
for June 22
smorgasbord n
  1. A Swedish-style buffet comprising a variety of cold sandwiches and other dishes; (by extension) any buffet with a wide selection of dishes.
  2. (figuratively) An abundant and diverse collection of things.

PointingHand.svg Today in 2019 is Midsommardagen or Midsummer’s Day in Sweden.

← yesterday | About Word of the DayNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

23[edit]

Writing star.svg

Word of the day
for June 23
ithyphallic adj
  1. (historical, Ancient Rome) Of or pertaining to the erect phallus that was carried in bacchic processions.
    1. (specifically) Of a poem or song: having the metre of an ode sung in honour of the bacchic phallus.
  2. Of or pertaining to an upward pointing, erect penis; (specifically) of an artistic depiction of a deity or other figure: possessing an erect penis.
  3. (by extension) Lascivious, obscene.
← yesterday | About Word of the DayNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

24[edit]

Writing star.svg

Word of the day
for June 24
adynaton n
  1. (rhetoric) A form of hyperbole that uses exaggeration so magnified as to express impossibility; an instance of such hyperbole.
← yesterday | About Word of the DayNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

25[edit]

Writing star.svg

Word of the day
for June 25
a mite adv
  1. (informal) To a small extent; in a small amount; rather.
← yesterday | About Word of the DayNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

26[edit]

Writing star.svg

Word of the day
for June 26
indri n
  1. One of the largest living lemurs, Indri indri, which is native to Madagascar.

PointingHand.svg Today is the Independence Day of Madagascar.

← yesterday | About Word of the DayNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

27[edit]

Writing star.svg

Word of the day
for June 27
lour v
  1. (intransitive) To frown; to look sullen.
  2. (intransitive, figuratively) To be dark, gloomy, and threatening, as clouds; of the sky: to be covered with dark and threatening clouds; to show threatening signs of approach, as a tempest.
← yesterday | About Word of the DayNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

28[edit]

29[edit]

30[edit]

Writing star.svg

Word of the day
for June 30
plat n
  1. A plot of land; a lot.
  2. A map showing the boundaries of real properties (delineating one or more plots of land), especially one that forms part of a legal document.
  3. (obsolete) A plot, a scheme.

plat v

  1. (transitive) To create a plat; to lay out property lots and streets; to map. []
← yesterday | About Word of the DayNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →