DEFINE_COM_1563826594.html

#top

Define.com, FreeWorldBank.org, hdcolors.com, LibertarianCare.org, WorldJubilee.org and FairUseTV.org are SMALL PARTS of an EDUCATIONAL NONPROFIT GLOBAL PEACE INITIATIVE whose PURPOSE is to PROMOTE worldwide electronic democracy, universal home ownership, free universal health care, a guaranteed lifetime income, medicine and nursing in particular, science, academia, engineering, programming, writing, art, creativity, imagination, reason, critical thinking, peace, citizen equality, race and gender equality, civil rights, free universal education, free internet, free electricity, free water, free electric transportation, personal liberty, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, animal rights, compassionate and nonviolent parenting, social and economic justice, social and ecological responsibility, sustainability, biodiversity, environmentally responsible global economic development, open and transparent government, global monetary reform, secularism, cognitive liberty and a permanent cessation of the War on Drugs.

GOOD BAD SERIOUS CRITICAL NEUTRAL
sponges

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sponge \Sponge\ (sp[u^]nj), noun [OF. esponge, F. ['e]ponge, L. spongia, Gr. spoggia', spo'ggos. Cf. {Fungus}, {Spunk}.] [Formerly written also {spunge}.]

1. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of Spongiae, or Porifera. See Illust. and Note under {Spongiae}.

2. The elastic fibrous skeleton of many species of horny Spongiae (Keratosa), used for many purposes, especially the varieties of the genus {Spongia}. The most valuable sponges are found in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, and on the coasts of Florida and the West Indies.

3. Fig.: One who lives upon others; a pertinacious and indolent dependent; a parasite; a sponger.

4. Any spongelike substance. Specifically: (a) Dough before it is kneaded and formed into loaves, and after it is converted into a light, spongy mass by the agency of the yeast or leaven. (b) Iron from the puddling furnace, in a pasty condition. (c) Iron ore, in masses, reduced but not melted or worked.

5. (Gun.) A mop for cleaning the bore of a cannon after a discharge. It consists of a cylinder of wood, covered with sheepskin with the wool on, or cloth with a heavy looped nap, and having a handle, or staff.

6. (Far.) The extremity, or point, of a horseshoe, answering to the heel.

{Bath sponge}, any one of several varieties of coarse commercial sponges, especially {Spongia equina}.

{Cup sponge}, a toilet sponge growing in a cup-shaped form.

{Glass sponge}. See {Glass-sponge}, in the Vocabulary.

{Glove sponge}, a variety of commercial sponge ({Spongia officinalis}, variety tubulifera), having very fine fibers, native of Florida, and the West Indies.

{Grass sponge}, any one of several varieties of coarse commercial sponges having the surface irregularly tufted, as {Spongia graminea}, and {Spongia equina}, variety cerebriformis, of Florida and the West Indies.

{Horse sponge}, a coarse commercial sponge, especially {Spongia equina}.

{Platinum sponge}. (Chem.) See under {Platinum}.

{Pyrotechnical sponge}, a substance made of mushrooms or fungi, which are boiled in water, dried, and beaten, then put in a strong lye prepared with saltpeter, and again dried in an oven. This makes the black match, or tinder, brought from Germany.

{Sheep's-wool sponge}, a fine and durable commercial sponge ({Spongia equina}, variety gossypina) found in Florida and the West Indies. The surface is covered with larger and smaller tufts, having the oscula between them.

{Sponge cake}, a kind of sweet cake which is light and spongy.

{Sponge lead}, or {Spongy lead} (Chem.), metallic lead brought to a spongy form by reduction of lead salts, or by compressing finely divided lead; -- used in secondary batteries and otherwise.

{Sponge tree} (Bot.), a tropical leguminous tree ({Acacia Farnesiana}), with deliciously fragrant flowers, which are used in perfumery.

{Toilet sponge}, a very fine and superior variety of Mediterranean sponge ({Spongia officinalis}, variety Mediterranea); -- called also {Turkish sponge}.

{To set a sponge} (Cookery), to leaven a small mass of flour, to be used in leavening a larger quantity.

{To throw up the sponge}, to give up a contest; to acknowledge defeat; -- from a custom of the prize ring, the person employed to sponge a pugilist between rounds throwing his sponge in the air in token of defeat; -- now, {throw in the towel} is more common, and has the same origin and meaning. [Cant or Slang] "He was too brave a man to throw up the sponge to fate." --Lowell.

{Vegetable sponge}. (Bot.) See {Loof}.

{Velvet sponge}, a fine, soft commercial sponge ({Spongia equina}, variety meandriniformis) found in Florida and the West Indies.

{Vitreous sponge}. See {Glass-sponge}.

{Yellow sponge}, a common and valuable commercial sponge ({Spongia agaricina}, variety corlosia) found in Florida and the West Indies.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sponge \Sponge\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Sponged} (sp[u^]njd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sponging} (sp[u^]n"j[i^]ng).]

1. To cleanse or wipe with a sponge; as, to sponge a slate or a cannon; to wet with a sponge; as, to sponge cloth.

2. To wipe out with a sponge, as letters or writing; to efface; to destroy all trace of. --Hooker.

3. Fig.: To deprive of something by imposition. "How came such multitudes of our nation . . . to be sponged of their plate and their money?" --South.

4. Fig.: To get by imposition or mean arts without cost; as, to sponge a breakfast. --Swift.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sponge \Sponge\, verb (used without an object)

1. To suck in, or imbibe, as a sponge.

2. Fig.: To gain by mean arts, by intrusion, or hanging on; as, an idler sponges on his neighbor. --E. Eggleston.

The fly is an intruder, and a common smell-feast, that sponges upon other people's trenchers. --L'Estrange.

3. To be converted, as dough, into a light, spongy mass by the agency of yeast, or leaven.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

sponge

noun

1: a porous mass of interlacing fibers that forms the internal skeleton of various marine animals and usable to absorb water or any porous rubber or cellulose product similarly used

2: someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily; "she soaks up foreign languages like a sponge" [syn: {quick study}, {sponge}]

3: a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage [syn: {leech}, {parasite}, {sponge}, {sponger}]

4: primitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework; usually occurs in sessile colonies [syn: {sponge}, {poriferan}, {parazoan}]

verb

1: wipe with a sponge, so as to clean or moisten

2: ask for and get free; be a parasite [syn: {mooch}, {bum}, {cadge}, {grub}, {sponge}]

3: erase with a sponge; as of words on a blackboard

4: soak up with a sponge

5: gather sponges, in the ocean

GOOD BAD SERIOUS CRITICAL NEUTRAL

Definitions retrieved from the Open Source DICT English and WordNet 3.0 dictionaries. Click here for database copyright information.

Define.com is a PRIVATE SECTOR NONPROFIT EDUCATIONAL WEBSITE that PROMOTES WORLDWIDE ELECTRONIC DEMOCRACY, OPEN and TRANSPARENT GOVERNMENT and WORLDWIDE BANKING REFORM.

PHILOSOPHY - VALUES - A SECULAR CONSTITUTION - FIRST PRINCIPLES - ETHICS - MORALS - GOALS - UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS - GOOD HEALTH, LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL CITIZENS EVERYWHERE ON EARTH - 1. Caduceus - GOOD HEALTH - Messenger of the gods - COMPASSION - MERCY - BENEVOLENCE - BE HUMANE - BE KIND - BE GENTLE - DO NO HARM - DO NOT HATE - DO NOT FEAR - FEAR NOT - BE NOT AFRAID - CAUSE NO PAIN - BE AS PAINLESS AS POSSIBLE - CAUSE NO FEAR - DO NOT BE SCARY - DO NOT PUNISH - DO NOT MAKE THREATS - DO NOT BE COERCIVE - BE PERMISSIVE - BE TOLERANT - USE BIRTH CONTROL - PERMIT DIVORCE - EMPATHY IS CRITICAL - RESPECT FOR THE DIGNITY OF ALL HUMAN BEINGS IS CRITICAL - FREE UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE - FREE UNIVERSAL EDUCATION - UNIVERSAL HOME OWNERSHIP 2. Golden Key - LIBERTY (SECURITY PRIVACY SAFETY) FREE WILL - TOTAL FREEDOM OF SPEECH - TOTAL FREEDOM OF THE PRESS - UNIVERSAL SPENDING AUTHORITY - PRIVATE PROPERTY - FREE LAND - THERE IS NO GOVERNMENT - A GUARANTEED LIFETIME INCOME - NOW YOU OWN YOUR HOME AND LAND - NOW YOU HAVE A GUARANTEED LIFETIME INCOME - YOU ARE SAFE AND SECURE 3. Golden Scales of JUSTICE (TRUTH FACTS EVIDENCE PROOF) EQUALITY FAIRNESS PLURALISM OPENNESS TRANSPARENCY - RESPECT THE ECOSYSTEM - BE A CRITICAL THINKER - THINK FOR YOURSELF - QUESTION AUTHORITY - ALWAYS SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER

www.FreeWorldBank.org

facebook.com/FreeWorldBank

facebook.com/groups/FreeWorldBank

Eye and Pyramid BANKING REFORM CHALLENGE

Eye and Pyramid BANKING REFORM CHALLENGE