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Best

best (best),USA pronunciation  adj., [superl. of]good [with]better [as compar.]
  1. of the highest quality, excellence, or standing: the best work; the best students.
  2. most advantageous, suitable, or desirable: the best way.
  3. largest;
    most: the best part of a day.

adv., [superl. of]well [with]better [as compar.]
  1. most excellently or suitably;
    with most advantage or success: an opera role that best suits her voice.
  2. in or to the highest degree;
    most fully (usually used in combination): best-suited; best-known; best-loved.
  3. as best one can, in the best way possible under the circumstances: We tried to smooth over the disagreement as best we could.
  4. had best, would be wisest or most reasonable to;
    ought to: You had best phone your mother to tell her where you are going.

n. 
  1. something or someone that is best: They always demand and get the best. The best of us can make mistakes.
  2. a person's finest clothing: It's important that you wear your best.
  3. a person's most agreeable or desirable emotional state (often prec. by at).
  4. a person's highest degree of competence, inspiration, etc. (often prec. by at).
  5. the highest quality to be found in a given activity or category of things (often prec. by at): cabinetmaking at its best.
  6. the best effort that a person, group, or thing can make: Their best fell far short of excellence.
  7. a person's best wishes or kindest regards: Please give my best to your father.
  8. all for the best, for the good as the final result;
    to an ultimate advantage: At the time it was hard to realize how it could be all for the best.Also,  for the best. 
  9. at best, under the most favorable circumstances: You may expect to be treated civilly, at best.
  10. get or  have the best of: 
    • to gain the advantage over.
    • to defeat;
      subdue: His arthritis gets the best of him from time to time.
  11. make the best of, to cope with in the best way possible: to make the best of a bad situation.
  12. with the best, on a par with the most capable: He can play bridge with the best.

v.t. 
  1. to get the better of;
    defeat;
    beat: He easily bested his opponent in hand-to-hand combat. She bested me in the argument.

Plants

plant (plant, plänt),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. any member of the kingdom Plantae, comprising multicellular organisms that typically produce their own food from inorganic matter by the process of photosynthesis and that have more or less rigid cell walls containing cellulose, including vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, and hornworts: some classification schemes may include fungi, algae, bacteria, blue-green algae, and certain single-celled eukaryotes that have plantlike qualities, as rigid cell walls or photosynthesis.
  2. an herb or other small vegetable growth, in contrast with a tree or a shrub.
  3. a seedling or a growing slip, esp. one ready for transplanting.
  4. the equipment, including the fixtures, machinery, tools, etc., and often the buildings, necessary to carry on any industrial business: a manufacturing plant.
  5. the complete equipment or apparatus for a particular mechanical process or operation: the heating plant for a home.
  6. the buildings, equipment, etc., of an institution: the sprawling plant of the university.
  7. something intended to trap, decoy, or lure, as criminals.
  8. a scheme to trap, trick, swindle, or defraud.
  9. a person, placed in an audience, whose rehearsed or prepared reactions, comments, etc., appear spontaneous to the rest of the audience.
  10. a person placed secretly in a group or organization, as by a foreign government, to obtain internal or secret information, stir up discontent, etc.
  11. [Theat.]a line of dialogue, or a character, action, etc., introducing an idea or theme that will be further developed at a later point in the play: Afterward we remembered the suicide plant in the second act.

v.t. 
  1. to put or set in the ground for growth, as seeds, young trees, etc.
  2. to furnish or stock (land) with plants: to plant a section with corn.
  3. to establish or implant (ideas, principles, doctrines, etc.): to plant a love for learning in growing children.
  4. to introduce (a breed of animals) into a country.
  5. to deposit (young fish, or spawn) in a river, lake, etc.
  6. to bed (oysters).
  7. to insert or set firmly in or on the ground or some other body or surface: to plant posts along a road.
  8. [Theat.]to insert or place (an idea, person, or thing) in a play.
  9. to place;
    put.
  10. to place with great force, firmness, or determination: He planted himself in the doorway as if daring us to try to enter. He planted a big kiss on his son's cheek.
  11. to station;
    post: to plant a police officer on every corner.
  12. to locate;
    situate: Branch stores are planted all over.
  13. to establish (a colony, city, etc.);
    found.
  14. to settle (persons), as in a colony.
  15. to say or place (something) in order to obtain a desired result, esp. one that will seem spontaneous: The police planted the story in the newspaper in order to trap the thief.
  16. [Carpentry.]to nail, glue, or otherwise attach (a molding or the like) to a surface.
  17. to place (a person) secretly in a group to function as a spy or to promote discord.
  18. to hide or conceal, as stolen goods.
planta•ble, adj. 
plantless, adj. 
plantlike′, adj. 

For

for (fôr; unstressed fər),USA pronunciation prep. 
  1. with the object or purpose of: to run for exercise.
  2. intended to belong to, or be used in connection with: equipment for the army; a closet for dishes.
  3. suiting the purposes or needs of: medicine for the aged.
  4. in order to obtain, gain, or acquire: a suit for alimony; to work for wages.
  5. (used to express a wish, as of something to be experienced or obtained): O, for a cold drink!
  6. sensitive or responsive to: an eye for beauty.
  7. desirous of: a longing for something; a taste for fancy clothes.
  8. in consideration or payment of;
    in return for: three for a dollar; to be thanked for one's efforts.
  9. appropriate or adapted to: a subject for speculation; clothes for winter.
  10. with regard or respect to: pressed for time; too warm for April.
  11. during the continuance of: for a long time.
  12. in favor of;
    on the side of: to be for honest government.
  13. in place of;
    instead of: a substitute for butter.
  14. in the interest of;
    on behalf of: to act for a client.
  15. in exchange for;
    as an offset to: blow for blow; money for goods.
  16. in punishment of: payment for the crime.
  17. in honor of: to give a dinner for a person.
  18. with the purpose of reaching: to start for London.
  19. contributive to: for the advantage of everybody.
  20. in order to save: to flee for one's life.
  21. in order to become: to train recruits for soldiers.
  22. in assignment or attribution to: an appointment for the afternoon; That's for you to decide.
  23. such as to allow of or to require: too many for separate mention.
  24. such as results in: his reason for going.
  25. as affecting the interests or circumstances of: bad for one's health.
  26. in proportion or with reference to: He is tall for his age.
  27. in the character of;
    as being: to know a thing for a fact.
  28. by reason of;
    because of: to shout for joy; a city famed for its beauty.
  29. in spite of: He's a decent guy for all that.
  30. to the extent or amount of: to walk for a mile.
  31. (used to introduce a subject in an infinitive phrase): It's time for me to go.
  32. (used to indicate the number of successes out of a specified number of attempts): The batter was 2 for 4 in the game.
  33. for it, See  in (def. 21).

conj. 
  1. seeing that;
    since.
  2. because.

Patios

pat•i•o (patē ō′, pätē ō′),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -i•os. 
  1. an area, usually paved, adjoining a house and used as an area for outdoor lounging, dining, etc.
  2. a courtyard, esp. of a house, enclosed by low buildings or walls.

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Your

your (yŏŏr, yôr, yōr; unstressed yər),USA pronunciation pron. 
  1. (a form of the possessive case of  you used as an attributive adjective): Your jacket is in that closet. I like your idea.Cf.  yours. 
  2. one's (used to indicate that one belonging to oneself or to any person): The consulate is your best source of information. As you go down the hill, the library is on your left.
  3. (used informally to indicate all members of a group, occupation, etc., or things of a particular type): Take your factory worker, for instance. Your power brakes don't need that much servicing.

Deck

deck (dek),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. [Naut.]
    • a floorlike surface wholly or partially occupying one level of a hull, superstructure, or deckhouse, generally cambered, and often serving as a member for strengthening the structure of a vessel.
    • the space between such a surface and the next such surface above: Our stateroom was on B deck.
  2. any open platform suggesting an exposed deck of a ship.
  3. an open, unroofed porch or platform extending from a house or other building. Cf. sun deck.
  4. any level, tier, or vertical section, as of a structure or machine.
  5. See  flight deck (def. 2).
  6. a flat or nearly flat watertight surface, as at the top of a French roof.
  7. a floor or roof surface composed of decking units.
  8. cloud deck. See  cloud layer. 
  9. a small packet of a narcotic, esp. heroin.
  10. a pack of playing cards.
  11. bank3 (def. 8).
  12. Also called  rear deck. the cover of a space behind the backseat of an automobile or the space itself.
  13. a level of book shelving and associated facilities in the stacks of a library, as one of a series of floors or tiers.
  14. See  cutter deck. 
  15. a cassette deck or tape deck.
  16. clear the decks: 
    • to prepare for combat, as by removing all unnecessary gear.
    • to prepare for some activity or work, as by getting rid of hindrances.
  17. hit the deck: 
    • [Naut.]to rise from bed.
    • to fall, drop, or be knocked to the ground or floor.
  18. on deck: 
    • [Baseball.]next at bat;
      waiting one's turn to bat.
    • next in line;
      coming up;
      scheduled.
    • prepared to act or work;
      ready.
  19. play with or  have a full deck, to be sane, rational, or reasonably intelligent: Whoever dreamed up this scheme wasn't playing with a full deck.
  20. stack the deck. See  stack (def. 23).

adj. 
  1. (of a bridge truss) having a deck or floor upon or above the structure. Cf. through (def. 23).

v.t. 
  1. to clothe or attire (people) or array (rooms, houses, etc.) in something ornamental or decorative (often fol. by out): We were all decked out in our Sunday best. The church was decked with holly for the holiday season.
  2. to furnish with a deck.
  3. to knock down;
    floor: The champion decked the challenger in the first round.

By

by1  (bī),USA pronunciation prep., adv., adj., n., pl.  byes. 
prep. 
  1. near to or next to: a home by a lake.
  2. over the surface of, through the medium of, along, or using as a route: He came by the highway. She arrived by air.
  3. on, as a means of conveyance: They arrived by ship.
  4. to and beyond the vicinity of;
    past: He went by the church.
  5. within the extent or period of;
    during: by day; by night.
  6. not later than;
    at or before: I usually finish work by five o'clock.
  7. to the extent or amount of: The new tug is larger than the old one by a great deal. He's taller than his sister by three inches.
  8. from the opinion, evidence, or authority of: By his own account he was in Chicago at the time. I know him by sight.
  9. according to;
    in conformity with: This is a bad movie by any standards.
  10. with (something) at stake;
    on: to swear by all that is sacred.
  11. through the agency, efficacy, work, participation, or authority of: The book was published by Random House.
  12. from the hand, mind, invention, or creativity of: She read a poem by Emily Dickinson. The phonograph was invented by Thomas Edison.
  13. in consequence, as a result, or on the basis of: We met by chance. We won the game by forfeit.
  14. accompanied with or in the atmosphere of: Lovers walk by moonlight.
  15. in treatment or support of;
    for: He did well by his children.
  16. after;
    next after, as of the same items in a series: piece by piece; little by little.
  17. (in multiplication) taken the number of times as that specified by the second number, or multiplier: Multiply 18 by 57.
  18. (in measuring shapes) having an adjoining side of, as a width relative to a length: a room 10 feet by 12 feet.
  19. (in division) separated into the number of equal parts as that specified by the second number, or divisor: Divide 99 by 33.
  20. in terms or amounts of;
    in measuring units of: Apples are sold by the bushel. I'm paid by the week.
  21. begot or born of: Eve had two sons by Adam.
  22. (of quadrupeds) having as a sire: Equipoise II by Equipoise.
  23. [Navig.](as used in the names of the 16 smallest points on the compass) one point toward the east, west, north, or south of N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, or NW, respectively: He sailed NE by N from Pago Pago.
  24. into, at, or to: Come by my office this afternoon.

adv. 
  1. near;
    in the immediate vicinity;
    at hand: The school is close by.
  2. to and beyond a point near something;
    past: The car drove by.
  3. aside;
    away: Put your work by for the moment. Over the years, she laid by enough money to retire.
  4. over;
    past: in times gone by.
  5. by and by, in a short time;
    before long;
    presently: The clouds will disappear by and by.
  6. by and large, in general;
    on the whole: By and large, there is much to be said for the new system.
  7. by me: 
    • (in bridge and other bidding card games) a declaration that the speaker is passing.
    • (in poker) a declaration that the speaker is checking: Is my pair of tens still high? By me.

adj. Also,  bye. 
  1. situated to one side: They came down a by passage.
  2. secondary, incidental: It was only a by comment.

n. 
  1. bye1.
  2. by the by. See  bye 1 (def. 5).

Small

small (smôl),USA pronunciation adj.,  -er, -est, adv.,  -er, -est, n. 
adj. 
  1. of limited size;
    of comparatively restricted dimensions;
    not big;
    little: a small box.
  2. slender, thin, or narrow: a small waist.
  3. not large as compared with others of the same kind: a small elephant.
  4. (of letters) lower-case (def. 1).
  5. not great in amount, degree, extent, duration, value, etc.: a small salary.
  6. not great numerically: a small army.
  7. of low numerical value;
    denoted by a low number.
  8. having but little land, capital, power, influence, etc., or carrying on business or some activity on a limited scale: a small enterprise.
  9. of minor importance, moment, weight, or consequence: a small problem.
  10. humble, modest, or unpretentious: small circumstances.
  11. characterized by or indicative of littleness of mind or character;
    mean-spirited;
    petty: a small, miserly man.
  12. of little strength or force: a small effort.
  13. (of sound or the voice) gentle;
    with little volume.
  14. very young: when I was a small boy.
  15. diluted;
    weak.
  16. feel small, to be ashamed or mortified: Her unselfishness made me feel small.

adv. 
  1. in a small manner: They talked big but lived small.
  2. into small pieces: Slice the cake small.
  3. in low tones;
    softly.

n. 
  1. something that is small: Do you prefer the small or the large?
  2. a small or narrow part, as of the back.
  3. those who are small: Democracy benefits the great and the small.
  4. smalls, small goods or products.
  5. smalls, [Brit.]
    • underclothes.
    • household linen, as napkins, pillowcases, etc.
  6. smalls, [Brit. Informal.]the responsions at Oxford University.
  7. smalls, coal, ore, gangue, etc., in fine particles.
smallness, n. 

Trees

tree (trē),USA pronunciation n., v.,  treed, tree•ing. 
n. 
  1. a plant having a permanently woody main stem or trunk, ordinarily growing to a considerable height, and usually developing branches at some distance from the ground.
  2. any of various shrubs, bushes, and plants, as the banana, resembling a tree in form and size.
  3. something resembling a tree in shape, as a clothes tree or a crosstree.
  4. [Math., Ling.]See tree diagram.
  5. See family tree.
  6. a pole, post, beam, bar, handle, or the like, as one forming part of some structure.
  7. a shoetree or boot tree.
  8. a saddletree.
  9. a treelike group of crystals, as one forming in an electrolytic cell.
  10. a gallows or gibbet.
  11. the cross on which Christ was crucified.
  12. a data structure organized like a tree whose nodes store data elements and whose branches represent pointers to other nodes in the tree.
  13. See Christmas tree.
  14. up a tree, [Informal.]in a difficult or embarrassing situation;
    at a loss;
    stumped.

v.t. 
  1. to drive into or up a tree, as a pursued animal or person.
  2. [Informal.]to put into a difficult position.
  3. to stretch or shape on a tree, as a boot.
  4. to furnish (a structure) with a tree.
tree like′, adj. 

In

in (in),USA pronunciation prep., adv., adj., n., v.,  inned, in•ning. 
prep. 
  1. (used to indicate inclusion within space, a place, or limits): walking in the park.
  2. (used to indicate inclusion within something abstract or immaterial): in politics; in the autumn.
  3. (used to indicate inclusion within or occurrence during a period or limit of time): in ancient times; a task done in ten minutes.
  4. (used to indicate limitation or qualification, as of situation, condition, relation, manner, action, etc.): to speak in a whisper; to be similar in appearance.
  5. (used to indicate means): sketched in ink; spoken in French.
  6. (used to indicate motion or direction from outside to a point within) into: Let's go in the house.
  7. (used to indicate transition from one state to another): to break in half.
  8. (used to indicate object or purpose): speaking in honor of the event.
  9. in that, because;
    inasmuch as: In that you won't have time for supper, let me give you something now.

adv. 
  1. in or into some place, position, state, relation, etc.: Please come in.
  2. on the inside;
    within.
  3. in one's house or office.
  4. in office or power.
  5. in possession or occupancy.
  6. having the turn to play, as in a game.
  7. [Baseball.](of an infielder or outfielder) in a position closer to home plate than usual;
    short: The third baseman played in, expecting a bunt.
  8. on good terms;
    in favor: He's in with his boss, but he doubts it will last.
  9. in vogue;
    in style: He says straw hats will be in this year.
  10. in season: Watermelons will soon be in.
  11. be in for, to be bound to undergo something, esp. a disagreeable experience: We are in for a long speech.
  12. in for it, [Slang.]about to suffer chastisement or unpleasant consequences, esp. of one's own actions or omissions: I forgot our anniversary again, and I'll be in for it now.Also,[Brit.,] for it. 
  13. in with, on friendly terms with;
    familiar or associating with: They are in with all the important people.

adj. 
  1. located or situated within;
    inner;
    internal: the in part of a mechanism.
  2. [Informal.]
    • in favor with advanced or sophisticated people;
      fashionable;
      stylish: the in place to dine; Her new novel is the in book to read this summer.
    • comprehensible only to a special or ultrasophisticated group: an in joke.
  3. well-liked;
    included in a favored group.
  4. inward;
    incoming;
    inbound: an in train.
  5. plentiful;
    available.
  6. being in power, authority, control, etc.: a member of the in party.
  7. playing the last nine holes of an eighteen-hole golf course (opposed to out): His in score on the second round was 34.

n. 
  1. Usually,  ins. persons in office or political power (distinguished from outs).
  2. a member of the political party in power: The election made him an in.
  3. pull or influence;
    a social advantage or connection: He's got an in with the senator.
  4. (in tennis, squash, handball, etc.) a return or service that lands within the in-bounds limits of a court or section of a court (opposed to out).

v.t. Brit. [Dial.]
  1. to enclose.

To

to (to̅o̅; unstressed tŏŏ, tə),USA pronunciation prep. 
  1. (used for expressing motion or direction toward a point, person, place, or thing approached and reached, as opposed to from): They came to the house.
  2. (used for expressing direction or motion or direction toward something) in the direction of;
    toward: from north to south.
  3. (used for expressing limit of movement or extension): He grew to six feet.
  4. (used for expressing contact or contiguity) on;
    against;
    beside;
    upon: a right uppercut to the jaw; Apply varnish to the surface.
  5. (used for expressing a point of limit in time) before;
    until: to this day; It is ten minutes to six. We work from nine to five.
  6. (used for expressing aim, purpose, or intention): going to the rescue.
  7. (used for expressing destination or appointed end): sentenced to jail.
  8. (used for expressing agency, result, or consequence): to my dismay; The flowers opened to the sun.
  9. (used for expressing a resulting state or condition): He tore it to pieces.
  10. (used for expressing the object of inclination or desire): They drank to her health.
  11. (used for expressing the object of a right or claim): claimants to an estate.
  12. (used for expressing limit in degree, condition, or amount): wet to the skin; goods amounting to $1000; Tomorrow's high will be 75 to 80°.
  13. (used for expressing addition or accompaniment) with: He added insult to injury. They danced to the music. Where is the top to this box?
  14. (used for expressing attachment or adherence): She held to her opinion.
  15. (used for expressing comparison or opposition): inferior to last year's crop; The score is eight to seven.
  16. (used for expressing agreement or accordance) according to;
    by: a position to one's liking; to the best of my knowledge.
  17. (used for expressing reference, reaction, or relation): What will he say to this?
  18. (used for expressing a relative position): parallel to the roof.
  19. (used for expressing a proportion of number or quantity) in;
    making up: 12 to the dozen; 20 miles to the gallon.
  20. (used for indicating the indirect object of a verb, for connecting a verb with its complement, or for indicating or limiting the application of an adjective, noun, or pronoun): Give it to me. I refer to your work.
  21. (used as the ordinary sign or accompaniment of the infinitive, as in expressing motion, direction, or purpose, in ordinary uses with a substantive object.)
  22. raised to the power indicated: Three to the fourth is 81( 34 = 81).

adv. 
  1. toward a point, person, place, or thing, implied or understood.
  2. toward a contact point or closed position: Pull the door to.
  3. toward a matter, action, or work: We turned to with a will.
  4. into a state of consciousness;
    out of unconsciousness: after he came to.
  5. to and fro. See  fro (def. 2).

Block

block (blok),USA pronunciation  n. 
  1. a solid mass of wood, stone, etc., usually with one or more flat or approximately flat faces.
  2. a hollow masonry building unit of cement, terra cotta, etc.: a wall made of concrete blocks.
  3. one of a set of cube-shaped pieces of wood, plastic, or the like, used as a child's toy in building.
  4. a mold or piece on which something is shaped or kept in shape: a hat block.
  5. a piece of wood used in the art of making woodcuts or wood engravings.
  6. the base on which a plate is mounted to make it type-high.
  7. a projection left on a squared stone to provide a means of lifting it.
  8. a short length of plank serving as a bridging, as between joists.
  9. a stump or wooden structure on which a condemned person is beheaded: Mary Stuart went bravely to the block.
  10. See  auction block. 
  11. [Mach.]a part enclosing one or more freely rotating, grooved pulleys, about which ropes or chains pass to form a hoisting or hauling tackle.
  12. an obstacle, obstruction, or hindrance: His stubbornness is a block to all my efforts.
  13. the state or condition of being obstructed;
    blockage: The traffic block lasted several hours.
    • an obstruction, as of a nerve.
    • See  heart block. 
  14. a hindering of an opponent's actions.
  15. a quantity, portion, or section taken as a unit or dealt with at one time: a large block of theater tickets.
  16. a small section of a city, town, etc., enclosed by neighboring and intersecting streets: She lives on my block.
  17. the length of one side of such a section: We walked two blocks over.
  18. [Chiefly Brit.]a large building divided into separate apartments, offices, shops, etc.
  19. a large number of bonds or shares of stock sold together as a single unit.
    • a group of data stored as a unit on an external storage medium and handled as a unit by the computer for input or output: This file has 20 records per block.
    • a section of storage locations in a computer allocated to a particular set of instructions or data.
    • a group of consecutive machine words organized as a unit and guiding a particular computer operation, esp. with reference to input and output.
    • (on a flow chart) a symbol representing an operation, device, or instruction in a computer program.
  20. any of the short lengths into which a track is divided for signaling purposes.
  21. [Philately.]a group of four or more unseparated stamps, not in a strip.
  22. a person's head.
  23. [Glassmaking.]a wooden or metal cup for blocking a gather.
  24. an obstruction or stoppage in mental processes or speech, esp. when related to stress, emotional conflict, etc.
  25. See  writer's block. 
    • any large, angular mass of solid rock.
    • See  fault block. 
  26. (in Canada) a wild or remote area of land that has not yet been surveyed: the Peace River block.
  27. See  cylinder block. 
  28. [Falconry.]a low perch to which a falcon is tethered outdoors.
  29. put or  go on the block, to offer or be offered for sale at auction: to put family heirlooms on the block.

v.t. 
  1. to obstruct (someone or something) by placing obstacles in the way (sometimes fol. by up): to block one's exit; to block up a passage.
  2. to fit with blocks;
    mount on a block.
  3. to shape or prepare on or with a block: to block a hat; to block a sweater.
  4. to join (the ends of boards or the like) by fastening to a block of wood.
  5. [Theat.]
    • Also,  block out. to plan or work out the movement of performers in a play, pageant, etc.: Tomorrow we'll block act one.
    • to draw a floor plan on (a stage) in order to indicate placement of scenery, stage property, etc.
  6. to stop the passage of impulses in (a nerve).
  7. to group (contiguous data) together so as to allow to be read or written in a single operation.
  8. to hinder or bar the actions or movements of (an opposing player), esp. legitimately.
  9. [Glassmaking.]
    • to shape (a molten gather) in a wet cup of wood or metal.
    • to plunge a block of wood into (molten glass) to aid in refining the glass.
  10. to give (a forging) a rough form before finishing.
  11. to apply a high negative bias to the grid of (a vacuum tube), for reducing the plate current to zero.

v.i. 
  1. to act so as to obstruct an opponent, as in football, hockey, and basketball: He doesn't get many baskets, but he sure can block.
  2. [Theat.]to block a play, act, scene, stage, etc.: The director will block tomorrow.
  3. to suffer a block.
  4. block out: 
    • block (def. 36a).
    • [Basketball.]to box out.
  5. block in or  out, to sketch or outline roughly or generally, without details: She blocked out a color scheme for the interiors.
blocka•ble, adj. 

The

the1  (stressed ᵺē; unstressed before a consonant ᵺə;
unstressed before a vowel ᵺē),USA pronunciation
 definite article. 
  1. (used, esp. before a noun, with a specifying or particularizing effect, as opposed to the indefinite or generalizing force of the indefinite article a or an): the book you gave me; Come into the house.
  2. (used to mark a proper noun, natural phenomenon, ship, building, time, point of the compass, branch of endeavor, or field of study as something well-known or unique):the sun;
    the Alps;
    theQueen Elizabeth;
    the past; the West.
  3. (used with or as part of a title): the Duke of Wellington; the Reverend John Smith.
  4. (used to mark a noun as indicating the best-known, most approved, most important, most satisfying, etc.): the skiing center of the U.S.; If you're going to work hard, now is the time.
  5. (used to mark a noun as being used generically): The dog is a quadruped.
  6. (used in place of a possessive pronoun, to note a part of the body or a personal belonging): He won't be able to play football until the leg mends.
  7. (used before adjectives that are used substantively, to note an individual, a class or number of individuals, or an abstract idea): to visit the sick; from the sublime to the ridiculous.
  8. (used before a modifying adjective to specify or limit its modifying effect): He took the wrong road and drove miles out of his way.
  9. (used to indicate one particular decade of a lifetime or of a century): the sixties; the gay nineties.
  10. (one of many of a class or type, as of a manufactured item, as opposed to an individual one): Did you listen to the radio last night?
  11. enough: He saved until he had the money for a new car. She didn't have the courage to leave.
  12. (used distributively, to note any one separately) for, to, or in each;
    a or an: at one dollar the pound.

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