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and so forth followed by what one would expect. [1/2 definitions]
and so on followed by what one would expect. [1/2 definitions]
apostrophe1 a punctuation mark ('). It is used to show where one or more letters or numbers have been left out. "Wouldn't" for "would not" and "'87" for "1987" use apostrophes this way. [1/3 definitions]
as if how it would be if.
blackmail money demanded from someone by another person who threatens to give out information that would harm that person. [1/3 definitions]
distributive property in mathematics, a characteristic of numbers that allows you to multiply a group of numbers and get the same answer you would get if you multiplied each member of the group and then combined the answers. For example, 4 x (8 + 1 + 5) is equal to (4 x 8) + (4 x 1) + (4 x 5).
grammar the rules for forming the words and sentences of a language. Some of these rules have to be learned. Other rules are already in the head of a native speaker. For example, a native English speaker would not say, "I a cat bitten by was," because the grammar does not make sense. When one learns a new language, most of the rules of its grammar have to be learned. [1/2 definitions]
he'd shortened form of "he had" or "he would."
how'd shortened form of "how did" or "how would."
I'd shortened form of "I would" or "I had."
irony contrast that is usually interesting or surprising between what one would normally expect and what the real thing or situation is.
liberal a person who wants a certain kind of government. That government would support social change and the freedom of people to make their own choices. [1/4 definitions]
save1 to keep (something) from being carried out or used in way that would be wasteful; spare. [1/4 definitions]
she'd shortened form of "she had" or "she would."
they'd shortened form of "they had" or "they would."
threaten to announce an action that one might take which would have a bad effect on oneself or others, often made in order to force others to do something that one wants. [1/4 definitions]
tournament a contest in medieval times between knights on horseback carrying lances. Each rider would try to knock the other off his horse as they rode toward each other. [1/2 definitions]
we'd shortened form of "we had" or "we would."
who'd shortened form of "who would" or "who had."
wouldn't shortened form of "would not."
you'd shortened form of "you would" or "you had."