Thursday, May 14, 2009

Matthew 25:14-30

talent |ˈtalənt|
1 natural aptitude or skill
people possessing such aptitude or skill
informal people regarded as sexually attractive or as prospective sexual partners
2 a former weight and unit of currency, used esp. by the ancient Romans and Greeks.

ORIGIN Old English talente, talentan (as a unit of weight), from Latin talenta, plural of talentum 'weight, sum of money,' from Greek talanton. Sense 1 is a figurative use with biblical allusion to the parable of the talents (Matt. 25:14–30).

engine |ˈenjən|
1 a machine with moving parts that converts power into motion.
a thing that is the agent or instrument of a particular process
2 a railroad locomotive.
short for fire engine .
historical a mechanical device or instrument, esp. one used in warfare

ORIGIN Middle English (formerly also as ingine): from Old French engin, from Latin ingenium 'talent, device,' from in- 'in' + gignere 'beget' ; compare with ingenious . The original sense was [ingenuity, cunning] (surviving in Scots as ingine), hence [the product of ingenuity, a plot or snare,] also [tool, weapon,] later specifically denoting a large mechanical weapon; whence a machine (mid 17th cent.), used commonly later in combinations such as steam engine, internal combustion engine.

generator |ˈjenəˌrātər|
a thing that generates something, in particular
a dynamo or similar machine for converting mechanical energy into electricity.
an apparatus for producing gas, steam, or another product.
a facility that generates electrical power.
[with adj. ] Computing a routine that constructs other routines or subroutines using given parameters, for specific applications : a report generator.
Mathematics a point, line, or surface regarded as moving and so notionally forming a line, surface, or solid.

generate |ˈjenəˌrāt|
verb [ trans. ]
cause (something, esp. an emotion or situation) to arise or come about
produce (energy, esp. electricity).
produce (a set or sequence of items) by performing specified mathematical or logical operations on an initial set.
Linguistics produce (a sentence or other unit, esp. a well-formed one) by the application of a finite set of rules to lexical or other linguistic input.
Mathematics form (a line, surface, or solid) by notionally moving a point, line, or surface.

ORIGIN early 16th cent.(in the sense [beget, procreate] ): from Latin generat- 'created,' from the verb generare, from genus, gener- 'stock, race.'

race 1 |rās|
1 a competition between runners, horses, vehicles, boats, etc., to see which is the fastest in covering a set course
( the races) a series of such competitions for horses or dogs, held at a fixed time on a set course.
[in sing. ] a situation in which individuals or groups compete to be first to achieve a particular objective : the race for nuclear power.
archaic the course of the sun or moon through the heavens.
2 a strong or rapid current flowing through a narrow channel in the sea or a river
3 a groove, channel, or passage, in particular
a water channel, esp. one built to lead water to or from a point where its energy is utilized, as in a mill or mine. See also millrace .
a smooth, ring-shaped groove or guide in which a ball bearing or roller bearing runs.
1 [ intrans. ] compete with another or others to see who is fastest at covering a set course or achieving an objective
compete regularly in races as a sport or leisure activity
[ trans. ] prepare and enter (an animal or vehicle) in races as a sport or leisure activity
2 [ intrans. ] move or progress swiftly or at full speed
(of an engine or other machinery) operate at excessive speed
(of a person's heart or pulse) beat faster than usual because of fear or excitement.
[ trans. ] cause to move, progress, or operate swiftly or at excessive speed

ORIGIN late Old English , from Old Norse rás 'current.' It was originally a northern English word with the sense [rapid forward movement,] which gave rise to the senses [contest of speed] (early 16th cent.) and [channel, path] (i.e., the space traversed). The verb dates from the late 15th cent.

current |ˈkərənt; ˈkə-rənt|
belonging to the present time; happening or being used or done now
in common or general use
a body of water or air moving in a definite direction, esp. through a surrounding body of water or air in which there is less movement
a flow of electricity which results from the ordered directional movement of electrically charged particles.
a quantity representing the rate of flow of electric charge, usually measured in amperes.
the general tendency or course of events or opinion

ORIGIN Middle English (in the adjective sense [running, flowing] ): from Old French corant 'running,' from courre 'run,' from Latin currere 'run.'

currency |ˈkərənsē; ˈkə-rənsē|
noun ( pl. -cies)
1 a system of money in general use in a particular country
2 the fact or quality of being generally accepted or in use
the time during which something is in use or operation

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Heal The King!

Heal The King!