Definitions


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PEACE

peace (pēs)external image audio.gif


[Middle English pes, from Old French pais, pes, from Latin pāx, pāc-; see pax.]

noun

  1. The absence of war or other hostilities.
  2. An agreement or a treaty to end hostilities.
  3. Freedom from quarrels and disagreement; harmonious relations: roommates living in peace with each other.
  4. Public security and order: was arrested for disturbing the peace.
  5. Inner contentment; serenity: peace of mind.


THINK

think (thĭngk)external image audio.gif


[Middle English thenken, from Old English thencan.]

verb: thought (thôt), think·ing, thinks.


transitive verb

  1. To have or formulate in the mind.

    1. To reason about or reflect on; ponder: Think how complex language is. Think the matter through.
    2. To decide by reasoning, reflection, or pondering: thinking what to do.
  2. To judge or regard; look upon: I think it only fair.
  3. To believe; suppose: always thought he was right.

    1. To expect; hope: They thought she'd arrive early.
    2. To intend: They thought they'd take their time.
  4. To call to mind; remember: I can't think what her name was.
  5. To visualize; imagine: Think what a scene it will be at the reunion.
  6. To devise or evolve; invent: thought up a plan to get rich quick.
  7. To bring into a given condition by mental preoccupation: He thought himself into a panic over the impending examination.
  8. To concentrate one's thoughts on: “Think languor” (Diana Vreeland)

intransitive verb

  1. To exercise the power of reason, as by conceiving ideas, drawing inferences, and using judgment.
  2. To weigh or consider an idea: They are thinking about moving.

    1. To bring a thought to mind by imagination or invention: No one before had thought of bifocal glasses.
    2. To recall a thought or an image to mind: She thought of her childhood when she saw the movie.
  3. To believe; suppose: He thinks of himself as a wit. It's later than you think.
  4. To have care or consideration: Think first of the ones you love.
  5. To dispose the mind in a given way: Do you think so?



CHOOSE


choose (chūz)external image audio.gif


[Middle English chesen, from Old English cēosan.]

verb: chose (chōz), cho·sen (chō'zən), choos·ing, choos·es.


transitive verb

  1. To select from a number of possible alternatives; decide on and pick out.

    1. To prefer above others: chooses the supermarket over the neighborhood grocery store.
    2. To determine or decide: chose to fly rather than drive.

intransitive verb

To make a choice; make a selection: was used to doing as she chose.







Main Entry: re·pub·lic external image audio.gif
Pronunciation: ri-'p&-blik
Function: noun
Etymology: French république, from Middle French republique, from Latin respublica, from res thing, wealth + publica, feminine of publicus public -- more at REAL, PUBLIC
1 a (1) : a government having a chief of state who is not a monarch and who in modern times is usually a president (2) : a political unit (as a nation) having such a form of government b (1) : a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law (2) : a political unit (as a nation) having such a form of government c : a usually specified republican government of a political unit <the French Fourth Republic>



Main Entry: de·moc·ra·cy external image audio.gif
Pronunciation: di-'mä-kr&-sE
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -cies
Etymology: Middle French democratie, from Late Latin democratia, from Greek dEmokratia, from dEmos + -kratia -cracy
1 a : government by the people; especially : rule of the majority b : a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections
2 : a political unit that has a democratic government
3 capitalized : the principles and policies of the Democratic party in the United States <from emancipation Republicanism to New Deal Democracy -- C. M. Roberts>
4 : the common people especially when constituting the source of political authority
5 : the absence of hereditary or arbitrary class distinctions or privileges



Main Entry: pure democracy
Function: noun
: democracy in which the power is exercised directly by the people rather than through representatives



Main Entry: ar·is·toc·ra·cy external image audio.gif
Pronunciation: "a-r&-'stä-kr&-sE, "er-&-
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -cies
Etymology: Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French aristocratie, from Late Latin aristocratia, from Greek aristokratia, from aristos best + -kratia -cracy
1 : government by the best individuals or by a small privileged class
2 a : a government in which power is vested in a minority consisting of those believed to be best qualified b : a state with such a government
3 : a governing body or upper class usually made up of a hereditary nobility
4 : the aggregate of those believed to be superior



plu·toc·ra·cy
[ploo-tok-ruh-see]

noun, plural -cies.
1. the rule or power of wealth or of the wealthy.
2. a government or state in which the wealthy class rules.
3. a class or group ruling, or exercising power or influence, byvirtue of its wealth.


Main Entry: ol·i·gar·chy external image audio.gif external image audio.gif
Pronunciation: 'ä-l&-"gär-kE, 'O-
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -chies
1 : government by the few
2 : a government in which a small group exercises control especially for corrupt and selfish purposes; also : a group exercising such control
3 : an organization under oligarchic control



Main Entry: mon·ar·chy external image audio.gif
Pronunciation: 'mä-n&r-kE also -"när-
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -chies
1 : undivided rule or absolute sovereignty by a single person
2 : a nation or state having a monarchical government
3 : a government having a hereditary chief of state with life tenure and powers varying from nominal to absolute