Thursday, March 25, 2010

A definition

    Show Spelled [luhv] noun, verb,loved, lov·ing.

1. protective railing, as along a road or stairway.

2. a rail laid parallel to a track to prevent derailment or to keep derailed rolling stock from leaving the roadbed.


1. to execute or put to death with a bullet: to be shot at sunrise.

2. an act or instance of exploding; a violent expansion or bursting with noise, as of gunpowder or a boiler (opposed to implosion).


1. smash, level, waste, ravage, devastate. Destroy, demolish, raze imply reducing a thing to uselessness. To destroy is to reduce something to nothingness or to take away its powers and functions so that restoration is impossible: Fire destroys a building. Disease destroys tissues. To demolish is to destroy something organized or structured: to demolish a machine. To raze is to level down to the ground: to raze a fortress. 2. extirpate, annihilate, uproot.


catch fire,
a.Also, catch on fire. to become ignited; burn: The sofa caught fire from a lighted cigarette.


bef. 900; ME sterre, OE steorra; c. OHG sterra; akin to OHG sterno, ON stjarna, Goth stairno, L stella, Gk astḗr, Skt stṛ