The word "casualty," refers to those who have fallen to their deaths, not literally, but as a result of an accident, disaster, or war (or all three).
casualties from Tuesday's fighting were not immediately available, but both military and rebel sources said the shelling had caused further deaths.
Deciduous trees are what makes the fall so beautiful in places that enjoy a true changing of the seasons. Deciduous trees are called so because their leaves fall, as opposed to evergreens.
deciduous trees and shrubs succeed best if planted early in autumn while the soil still retains the solar heat absorbed during summer.
You may be puzzled by the example sentence, which seems not to comport with the definition of "cataract." Although a cataract is a waterfall, when a kind of anatomical waterfall clouds over the eye, we call that condition a cataract. Cataracts of the eye are extremely common in senior citizens. Fortunately, surgery for cataracts is said to be rather simple and successful.
"People can regain vision right away after
cataract surgery," he said.
A catalogue derives from the root "cata-" because items in a catalogue are presented as a list, a sort of "falling" structure. The root "-logue," ("dialogue," "monologue,) means "to say."
Why are there no estimated prices in the
You'll often hear the expression that items "fall" into a particular
category. This expression is a throwback to the etymology of "
category," as having to do with falling.
Although the word "cascade," literally refers to a series of small, related waterfalls, the word is often used metaphorically for any series of events where one thing rapidly falls upon another. If you've ever been in an airport in poor flying weather, you'll see delays and cancellations falling one after another on the posted list of flights.
Cascading delays held up flights at some of nation’s busiest airports, including New York, Baltimore and Washington.
If you think about rhythm, how it is a pattern of rising and falling tones, you'll get the connection between the word "cadence" and its meaning. Although the word is often applied to sounds of speech and music, as in the example sentence, "cadence" also refers to a marching rhythm.
Mr. Stone is a pastor’s son who grew up singing in church, and every so often he offered preacherly
With the prefix "co-" meaning "together," and "-cide" meaning "to fall," it is clear to see that the word "coincide" means "falling together." Events are "coincidental" when they "coincide," creating a "coincidence."
Othello opened at the Olivier Theatre on Tuesday -
coinciding with Shakespeare's 23 April birthday.
The word "homicide" has many brothers, including "fratricide" (the killing of one's brother), "patricide," (the killing of one's father), "matricide," (the killing of one's mother), "regicide," (the killing of one's king), and "suicide" (the killing of oneself). There's also "insecticide," "herbicide," and "pesticide."
A spokeswoman for the city medical examiner said the death had been ruled a
homicide by asphyxiation.
With the prefix "de-" meaning, in this case, "down," and the root "cad-" meaning "to fall," it's clear to see how the word "decadent" connects overindulgence in sensory pleasures with a fall, either a physical fall (illness) or a fall from grace (sin).
Barking Frog pastry chef Matt Kelley will show you how to make some easy
decadent desserts like chocolate passion fruit parfait at home.
The word "catastrophe" consists of two roots, one Latin ("cata-," meaning "to fall,") and one Greek ("strophe-," meaning "a twist"). When catastrophe strikes, things do indeed twist themselves into a downward spiral. "Disaster" and "calamity" are synonyms.
But imagine if two
catastrophes strike at the same time.
With the prefix "re-" meaning "again," and the root "cid-" meaning "to fall," it's clear to see how the word "recidivism" refers to the "re-falling" into crime of a felon after having served time in prison.
recidivism rate within three years for all former federal inmates is around 41 percent.
The word "catapult" is etymologically ironic because it refers to going forward with force rather than falling, as its root "cata-" would imply. Although a "catapult," used as a noun, is the word for an actual weapon, and although the verb "catapult,"
means hurled by some sort of slinging device, the word "catapult" is often used metaphorically, as it is in the example sentence, where it means "propelled forward at a stunning pace." We often refer to a person's career as catapulting, if successf
The Olympics are expected to
catapult women’s boxing into the limelight.