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  1. Au79

    Au79 New Member

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    I'm looking for a couple of words by their meanings

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Au79, Apr 29, 2015.

    Hey there! I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask such a question, pardon me if it's not. :)
    I'm looking for a couple of words which I need in order to expresss some specific meanings (English is not my native language).
    1. I need a word which means staring through a window while expecting someone ( I'm not sure if such a word exists :-D )
    2. Is it apropriate to use 'wreathed' if I want to say that something is covered with ice? If not, what other word an I use?

    Thank you!
     
  2. BayView

    BayView Contributing Member Contributor

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    I'm not sure there's a single word for #1.

    For #2, "wreathed" suggests something circular - like a wreath! Not necessarily a circle, maybe, but something linear at least? Like, if you said something was wreathed in ice, I'd expect maybe something that seemed like an overlapping band, or something? If you're looking for a smoother, less circular coating, maybe coated? covered? encased?
     
  3. Au79

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    I also got that impression when I looked it up in a dictionary ( it's a word that I learned today actually :-D ) but I was wondering if other uses were possible. 'Coated' is perfect, thank you so much!
     
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    Mckk Moderator Staff Supporter Contributor

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    your avatar looks like a really quirky bird :D
     
  5. Lea`Brooks

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    Anticipate means "expecting," so that may be able to work for #1. Your character stared out the window in anticipation.
     
  6. Au79

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    Lots of thanks to everyone, you've been very helpful! :)
    P.S. - Mckk, I'll take that as a compliment ;)
     
  7. Lance Schukies

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    transfixed, captivate, enchant, engross,
     
  8. LOliver

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    Looking out of a window for someone? I think you would be expectant, eager, longing. You anticipate them

    As for ice? I like to think of ice as force. Things don't get covered by it, it covers things. It dominates, surrounds and encapsulates.

    You find a lot of great new words for things by changing your perpsective
     
  9. Woof

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    1. We have 'clock-watching' so why not 'window-watching'?
    2. Perhaps 'sheathed' in ice?
     
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    +1 to Woof's, "sheathed" - perhaps depending on the shape of the object encased or encrusted in ice.

    No idea on the window staring through whilst waiting word.
     
  11. Boomstick10995

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    Enveloped in ice? Swallowed by ice? Encrusted in ice? Just throwing some random words out there in hope they will help.
    I also don't know about the window one, but agree that "anticipation" or "eagerness" could be the right direction.
     
  12. Au79

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    Thank you all for your help! :) Especially to Woof - I liked the 'window-watching', I think it'll do the trick :rolleyes: As for the ice, I'll just pick one of the words you offered :p
    Thanks again! ^^
     

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