Lexicon: occupy – ode

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occupy (occupied, occupies, -ing), v. [OFr < L. 'to seize, take possession of, take up, occupy, invest, employ'.]

  1. Seize.
  2. Possess.
  3. Inhabit; live in.
  4. Busy oneself.

occur (-ed, -s), v. [L. occurrere, to run to meet, run against, befall, present itself.]

  1. Appear; come.
  2. Meet; assemble.
  3. Happen.

ocean (-s, -'s), n. [Fr. < L.]

  1. Large body of water.
  2. [Fig.] Vast space.
  3. [Fig.] Wave.

o'clock, adv. [OE clucge; see of, prep. and clock, n.]

Of the clock; according to the timepiece [reference to telling time.]

octave (-'s), n. [Fr. < L. 'eighth'.]

An eighth, the most perfect chord in music.

October, proper adj. [see October, proper n.]

Fall; autumn; [fig.] cold; wintry; windy.

October, proper n. [L. octo, 'eight,' formerly the eighth month of Roman year.]

Mid-autumn; fall season; the tenth month of the year; the 31 days between September and November; [fig.] Indian Summer.

odd (-est), adj. [ME, 'third man, odd man'.]

  1. Uncommon; particular; strange.
  2. Awkward.
  3. Opposite.

oddity, n. [see odd, adj.]


ode, n. [Fr. < L.]

Lyric poem; song.