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    Timewalker's Wealthy Word of the Weekend

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Timewalker, Nov 25, 2012.

    Seeing how mammamaia stopped his Wicked Word of the Week, I started one to continue it. If Cogito thinks this should be merged with the , please do so. And please make this a sticky!
    I'll be doing this every Saturday, GMT + 13:00.

    So a word to begin:

    chronology
    chro-nol-o-gy

    Chronology has four defenitions:

    1. The sequential order in which past events occur.
    2. A statement of this order.
    3. The science of arranging time in periods and ascertaining the dates and historical order of past events.
    4. A reference work organized according to the dates of events.
    Copyright (c) Dictionary.com

    Other forms: chronological (adjective), chronologically (adverb), chronologies (plural), chronologist (person).
    Etymology: Chronos, Greek god of Time.

    Comment: I used this word because Timewalking (see my user name) is somehow related to Chronology. ;)
    Misc.: Call mammamaia's word of the day the Wicked with italics, and mine the Wealthy, like the Unabridged. Also, I guess there should be some sort of discussion for this. Should I make one?
     
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    continue what i started with my heartiest blessing, tw!

    however, i have to say i don't get the 'wealthy' bit... doesn't make much sense to me... imo, a word can be 'valuable' but not 'wealthy'...

    love and hugs, maia
     
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    overlook
    o-ver-look

    Overlook has four defenitions.

    1. To fail to observe or understand something, accidentaly or indulgentaly.
    2. To look over something.
    3. To view over, as if in a higher position.
    4. To rise above.
    - Myself

    Other forms:overlooked (past tense), overlooking (present continous)
    Etymology: Middle 14th Century, "to examine, scrutinize, inspect"

    Comment: Used this because this is a word that has two conflicting meanings. (See D1 and D2)
    Misc.: A word is wealthy because it is like money, if used well it prospers, if not you can see doom - To Mammamaia.
     
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    sorry, but i still can't see a valid connection there... the money doesn't prosper, only its possessor does... thus, the money itself cannot be said to be 'wealthy' any more than a word can...

    but then, i'm a nitpicking virgo's virgo, so am more intolerant of looseness in wordwork than most... ;)
     
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    Okay, okay, I'll try again.

    Words can betray you (just like anyone who is wealthy) or fill your life ( just like anyone who is wealthy).

    Actually, I wanted to use it as a type of a metaphor (adjective metaphors or metadjectives, I call them).
     

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