Open main menu

Wiktionary β

Wiktionary:Word of the day/Archive/2013/January

< Wiktionary:Word of the day‎ | Archive‎ | 2013
« 2012/December

(Recycled December)

January

(Recycled January)

2013/February »

(Recycled February)

Day: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

{{wotd | theWord | p.o.s. | Definition | month | day }}

{{wotd | theWord | p.o.s. | Definition | month | day | audio=En-uk-{{subst:PAGENAME}}.ogg }}

When the words for a given month have all been replaced (or whatever) then subst: the sub-templates in on this page. That will preserve this month's archive, leaving the entries in the "Recycled" monthly pages to be (optionally) reused next year.

1Edit

2Edit

 
Word of the day for January 2
Silent Sam n
  1. (informal) A person who seldom or never speaks; a taciturn or unresponsive individual
← yesterday | About Word of the DayArchiveNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

3Edit

 
Word of the day for January 3
cacophonous adj
  1. Containing, consisting of, or producing harsh, unpleasant or discordant sounds
← yesterday | About Word of the DayArchiveNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

4Edit

 
Word of the day for January 4
swage n
  1. A tool, used by blacksmiths and other metalworkers, for cold shaping of a metal item
← yesterday | About Word of the DayArchiveNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

5Edit

 
Word of the day for January 5
Twelfth cake n
  1. A decorative cake distributed among friends or visitors on the festival of Twelfth Night (which is either the evening of January 5th or of January 6th, depending on interpretation)
← yesterday | About Word of the DayArchiveNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

6Edit

7Edit

 
Word of the day for January 7
burgess n
  1. An inhabitant of a borough with full rights; a citizen.
  2. (historical) A town magistrate
← yesterday | About Word of the DayArchiveNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

8Edit

9Edit

 
Word of the day for January 9
carpe diem proverb
  1. Seize the day, make the most of today, enjoy the present
← yesterday | About Word of the DayArchiveNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

10Edit

 
Word of the day for January 10
zeptomole n
  1. (chemistry, physics) A small amount of a substance, especially a countable number of atoms or molecules
← yesterday | About Word of the DayArchiveNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

11Edit

12Edit

 
Word of the day for January 12
heave in sight v
  1. (nautical) To appear at a distance, to emerge in the field of vision
← yesterday | About Word of the DayArchiveNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

13Edit

 
Word of the day for January 13
gherao n
  1. (India) A protest in which a group of people surrounds a politician, building, etc. until demands are met
← yesterday | About Word of the DayArchiveNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

14Edit

15Edit

 
Word of the day for January 15
floccinaucinihilipilificate v
  1. (colloquial) To describe or regard something as worthless
← yesterday | About Word of the DayArchiveNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

16Edit

 
Word of the day for January 16
smurf account n
  1. (Internet slang) An alternate account used by a known or experienced user to appear to be someone else
← yesterday | About Word of the DayArchiveNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

17Edit

18Edit

 
Word of the day for January 18
scuttle v
  1. (transitive) To deliberately sink a ship or boat by order of the vessel's commander or owner
← yesterday | About Word of the DayArchiveNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

19Edit

20Edit

 
Word of the day for January 20
casuistry n
  1. The process of answering practical questions via interpretation of rules or cases that illustrate such rules, especially in ethics.
  2. (pejorative) A specious argument designed to defend an action or feeling
← yesterday | About Word of the DayArchiveNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

21Edit

 
Word of the day for January 21
palinspastic adj
  1. (geology, of a map) Showing the previous location of geological features, correcting for any intervening crustal movements
← yesterday | About Word of the DayArchiveNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

22Edit

 
Word of the day for January 22
enthesis n
  1. (anatomy) The point at which a tendon, ligament, or muscle inserts into a bone
← yesterday | About Word of the DayArchiveNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

23Edit

 
Word of the day for January 23
blueberrying n
  1. The act of gathering blueberries
← yesterday | About Word of the DayArchiveNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

24Edit

 
Word of the day for January 24
alicorn n
  1. (now historical) The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient
← yesterday | About Word of the DayArchiveNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

25Edit

 
Word of the day for January 25
lose face v
  1. (idiomatic) To lose the respect of others; to be humiliated or experience public disgrace
← yesterday | About Word of the DayArchiveNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

26Edit

 
Word of the day for January 26
monoousian adj
  1. (theology) Having one and the same nature or essence, especially with regard to the persons of the Trinity
← yesterday | About Word of the DayArchiveNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

27Edit

 
Word of the day for January 27
cop on n
  1. (Ireland, informal, idiomatic) Common sense
← yesterday | About Word of the DayArchiveNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

28Edit

 
Word of the day for January 28
penumbra n
  1. A partially shaded area around the edges of a shadow, especially an eclipse
← yesterday | About Word of the DayArchiveNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

29Edit

 
Word of the day for January 29
obviate v
  1. (transitive) To bypass a requirement or make it unnecessary
← yesterday | About Word of the DayArchiveNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

30Edit

31Edit

 
Word of the day for January 31
smaragdine adj
  1. Having the colour of emeralds
← yesterday | About Word of the DayArchiveNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →