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Too many invitations to social events may come today, Taurus. This might be one evening when you want to relax at home, but you won’t want to say no to anyone. Analyze each invitation. Consider the location, host, other guests – whatever seems most significant to you. Attend only the ones you think you will really enjoy. Follow your heart.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Octave of Our Lady of Luxembourg
The Octave of Our Lady of Luxembourg is observed in Luxembourg beginning on the third Sunday after Easter and lasting for 15 days, and her festival is the country’s most outstanding religious celebration. Colorful banners are hung across the streets, and the route of the procession is lined with fir trees. Brass bands, Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, school and church groups, and small children dressed as priests, bishops, and cardinals start the procession, scattering rose petals. The image of the Virgin follows, dressed in dark blue velvet embroidered with gold and jewels. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Beatrice “Bea” Arthur (1922)
Arthur was an American actress, comedian, and singer whose lengthy career began on the stage. In 1966, she won a Tony award for her role in the musical Mame. She went on to achieve fame on television as the character Maude Findlay on the 1970s sitcoms All in the Family and Maude and as Dorothy Zbornak on the 1980s sitcom The Golden Girls, winning Emmy Awards for both roles. Arthur appeared in what notoriously poorly received 1978 holiday TV special? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
This Day in History:
Lei Áurea: Slavery Abolished in Brazil (1888)
By the 1870s, the plantation culture of northeast Brazil was already crumbling, and the growth of the movement to abolish slavery threatened it even more. The slave trade had been abolished in 1850, and a law for gradual emancipation was passed in 1871. In 1888, while Pedro II was in Europe and his daughter Isabel was governing, slavery was completely abolished—making Brazil the last Western nation to do so. The law that officially abolished slavery was called Lei Áurea, which means what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Quote of the Day:
John F. Kennedy
The new and terrible dangers which man has created can only be controlled by man. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Article of the Day:
The Antikythera Mechanism
The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient mechanical computer designed to calculate astronomical positions. It was recovered in the early 20th century from a wreck near the Greek island of Antikythera, but its significance was not recognized until decades later. It is thought to have been built in the 2nd century BCE. Technological artifacts of similar complexity did not reappear until more than a thousand years later. Its degree of mechanical sophistication is comparable to what devices? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Idiom of the Day:
A love letter. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Word of the Day:
Definition: (adjective) Obtained illegally or by improper means.
Usage: There is a proverb which says that ill-gotten gains never prosper, and the Prince found that the stolen ring brought him ill-luck after all.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
v. cov·et·ed, cov·et·ing, cov·ets
1. To feel strong or immoderate desire for (that which is another’s).
2. To wish for (something) longingly. See Synonyms at desire.
To covet that which is another’s.
[Middle English coveiten, from Old French coveitier, from covitie, desire, from Latin cupiditās, from cupidus, desirous, from cupere, to desire.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
vb (tr) , -vets, -veting or -veted
to wish, long, or crave for (something, esp the property of another person)
[C13: from Old French coveitier, from coveitié eager desire, ultimately from Latin cupiditās cupidity]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
cov•et (ˈkʌv ɪt)
1. to desire wrongfully, inordinately, or without due regard for the rights of others: to covet another’s property.
2. to wish for, esp. eagerly.
3. to have an inordinate or wrongful desire.
[1175–1225; Middle English coveiten < Anglo-French coveiter, Old French coveit(i)er < Vulgar Latin *cupidiētāre, v. derivative of *cupidiētās, for Latin cupiditās cupidity]
Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Past participle: coveted
I was coveting
you were coveting
he/she/it was coveting
we were coveting
you were coveting
they were coveting
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Verb 1. covet – wish, long, or crave for (something, especially the property of another person); “She covets her sister’s house”
begrudge, envy – be envious of; set one’s heart on
drool, salivate – be envious, desirous, eager for, or extremely happy about something; “She was salivating over the raise she anticipated”
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
verb long for, desire, fancy (informal), envy, crave, aspire to, yearn for, thirst for, begrudge, hanker after, lust after, set your heart on, have your eye on, would give your eyeteeth for She coveted his job so openly that conversations between them were tense.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
1. To feel envy towards or for:
begrudge, envy, grudge.
2. To have a strong longing for:
ache, desire, hanker, long, pant, pine, want, wish, yearn.
The American Heritage® Roget’s Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
covet [ˈkʌvɪt] VT → codiciar
Collins Spanish Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
covet (ˈkavit) – past tense past participle ˈcoveted – verb
to desire or wish for eagerly (especially something belonging to someone else). I coveted her fur coat.codiciarˈcovetous adjective
codiciosamente, con codicia ˈcovetousness noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.