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# Ordinary I Sink In Water #4 A Balloon Floats In Water Because It Is Light. A Potato Is Heavy So It Sinks In Water Because Of It's Heavy Density.

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 - Sink

### I

Roman numerals,
• the numerals in the ancient Roman system of notation, still used for certain limited purposes, as in some pagination, dates on buildings, etc. The common basic symbols are  I (=1), V (=5), X (=10), L (=50), C (=100), D (=500), and  M (=1000). The Roman numerals for one to nine are: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX. A bar over a letter multiplies it by 1000;
thus, X̄ equals 10,000. Integers are written according to these two rules: If a letter is immediately followed by one of equal or lesser value, the two values are added;
thus, XX equals 20, XV equals 15, VI equals 6. If a letter is immediately followed by one of greater value, the first is subtracted from the second;
thus, IV equals 4, XL equals 40, CM equals 900. Examples: XLVII(=47), CXVI(=116), MCXX(=1120), MCMXIV(=1914). Roman numerals may be written in lowercase letters, though they appear more commonly in capitals.
• ### Sink

sink (singk),USA pronunciation v.,  sank  or, often, sunk;
sunk
or sunk•en;
sink•ing;
n.
v.i.
1. to displace part of the volume of a supporting substance or object and become totally or partially submerged or enveloped;
fall or descend into or below the surface or to the bottom (often fol. by in or into): The battleship sank within two hours. His foot sank in the mud. Her head sinks into the pillows.
2. to fall, drop, or descend gradually to a lower level: The river sank two feet during the dry spell.
3. to settle or fall gradually, as a heavy structure: The tower is slowly sinking.
4. to fall or collapse slowly from weakness, fatigue, distress, etc.: He gasped and sank to his knees.
5. to slope downward;
dip: The field sinks toward the highway.
6. to go down toward or below the horizon: the sun sinks in the west.
7. to penetrate, permeate, or seep (usually fol. by in or into): Wipe the oil off before it sinks into the wood.
8. to become engulfed or absorbed in or gradually to enter a state (usually fol. by in or into): to sink into slumber.
9. to be or become deeply absorbed or involved in a mood or mental state (usually fol. by in or into): sunk in thought. She sank into despair.
10. to pass or fall into some lower state, as of fortune, estimation, etc.;
degenerate: to sink into poverty.
11. to decline or deteriorate in quality or worth.
12. to fail in physical strength or health.
13. to decrease in amount, extent, intensity, etc.: The temperature sank to 30° at noon.
14. to become lower in volume, tone, or pitch: Her voice sank to a whisper.
15. to enter or permeate the mind;
become known or understood (usually fol. by in or into): He said it four times before the words really sank in.
16. to become concave;
become hollow, as the cheeks.
17. to drop or fall gradually into a lower position: He sank down on the bench.

v.t.
1. to cause to become submerged or enveloped;
force into or below the surface;
cause to plunge in or down: The submarine sank the battleship. He sank his fist into the pillow.
2. to cause to fall, drop, or descend gradually.
3. to cause to penetrate: to sink an ax into a tree trunk.
4. to lower or depress the level of: They sank the roadway by five feet.
5. to bury, plant, or lay (a pipe, conduit, etc.) into or as if into the ground.
6. to dig, bore, or excavate (a hole, shaft, well, etc.).
7. to bring to a worse or lower state or status.
8. to bring to utter ruin or collapse: Drinking and gambling sank him completely.
9. to reduce in amount, extent, intensity, etc.
10. to lower in volume, tone, or pitch.
11. to suppress;
ignore;
omit.
12. to invest in the hope of making a profit or gaining some other return: He sank all his efforts into the business.
13. to lose (money) in an unfortunate investment, enterprise, etc.
• to throw, shoot, hit, or propel (a ball) so that it goes through or into the basket, hole, pocket, etc.: She sank the 10 ball into the side pocket.
• to execute (a stroke or throw) so that the ball goes through or into the basket, hole, pocket, etc.: to sink a putt; to sink a free throw.
14. sink one's teeth into:
• to bite deeply or vigorously.
• to do or enter into with great enthusiasm, concentration, conviction, etc.: to sink my teeth into solving the problem.

n.
1. a basin or receptacle, as in a kitchen or laundry, usually connected with a water supply and drainage system, for washing dishes, clothing, etc.
2. a low-lying, poorly drained area where waters collect and sink into the ground or evaporate.
3. sinkhole (def. 2).
4. a place of vice or corruption.
5. a drain or sewer.
6. a device or place for disposing of energy within a system, as a power-consuming device in an electrical circuit or a condenser in a steam engine.
7. any pond or pit for sewage or waste, as a cesspool or a pool for industrial wastes.
8. any natural process by which contaminants are removed from the atmosphere.

### In

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.

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.

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.

### Water

wa•ter (wôtər, wotər),USA pronunciation n.
1. a transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid, a compound of hydrogen and oxygen, H2O, freezing at 32°F or 0°C and boiling at 212°F or 100°C, that in a more or less impure state constitutes rain, oceans, lakes, rivers, etc.: it contains 11.188 percent hydrogen and 88.812 percent oxygen, by weight.
2. a special form or variety of this liquid, as rain.
3. Often,  waters. this liquid in an impure state as obtained from a mineral spring: Last year we went to Marienbad for the waters.
4. the liquid content of a river, inlet, etc., with reference to its relative height, esp. as dependent on tide: a difference of 20 feet between high and low water.
5. the surface of a stream, river, lake, ocean, etc.: above, below, or on the water.
6. waters:
• flowing water, or water moving in waves: The river's mighty waters.
• the sea or seas bordering a particular country or continent or located in a particular part of the world: We left San Diego and sailed south for Mexican waters.
7. a liquid solution or preparation, esp. one used for cosmetic purposes: lavender water; lemon water.
8. Often,  waters. [Med.]
• amniotic fluid.
• the bag of waters;
amnion: Her water broke at 2 a.m.
9. any of various solutions of volatile or gaseous substances in water: ammonia water.
10. any liquid or aqueous organic secretion, exudation, humor, or the like, as tears, perspiration, or urine.
11. [Finance.]fictitious assets or the inflated values they give to the stock of a corporation.
12. a wavy, lustrous pattern or marking, as on silk fabrics or metal surfaces.
13. (formerly) the degree of transparency and brilliancy of a diamond or other precious stone.
14. above water, out of embarrassment or trouble, esp. of a financial nature: They had so many medical bills that they could hardly keep their heads above water.
15. break water:
• to break the surface of the water by emerging from it.
• [Swimming.]to break the surface of the water with the feet, esp. in swimming the breaststroke doing the frog kick.
• to break the amniotic sac prior to parturition.
16. by water, by ship or boat: to send goods by water.
17. hold water:
• to be logical, defensible, or valid: That accusation won't hold water.
• to check the movement of a rowboat by keeping the oars steady with the blades vertical.
19. in deep water, in great distress or difficulty: Their marriage has been in deep water for some time.
20. in hot water. See  hot water.
21. like water, lavishly;
abundantly;
freely: The champagne flowed like water.
22. make water:
• (of a boat) to allow water to enter;
leak.
• to urinate.
23. take water, (of a boat) to allow water to enter through leaks or portholes or over the side.

v.t.
1. to sprinkle, moisten, or drench with water: to water the flowers; to water a street.
2. to supply (animals) with water for drinking.
3. to furnish with a supply of water, as a ship.
4. to furnish water to (a region), as by streams;
supply (land) with water, as by irrigation: The valley is watered by a branch of the Colorado River. Our land is watered by the All-American Canal.
5. to dilute, weaken, soften, or adulterate with, or as with, water (often fol. by down): to water soup; to water down an unfavorable report.
6. [Finance.]to issue or increase the par value of (shares of stock) without having the assets to warrant doing so (often fol. by down).
7. to produce a wavy, lustrous pattern, marking, or finish on (fabrics, metals, etc.): watered silk.

v.i.
1. to discharge, fill with, or secrete water or liquid, as the eyes when irritated, or as the mouth at the sight or thought of tempting food.
2. to drink water, as an animal.
3. to take in a supply of water, as a ship: Our ship will water at Savannah.
4. make one's mouth water, to excite a desire or appetite for something: The roasting turkey made our mouths water.

1. of or pertaining to water in any way: a water journey.
2. holding, or designed to hold, water: a water jug.
4. heating, pumping, or circulating water (often used in combination): hot-water furnace; city waterworks.
5. used in or on water: water skis.
6. containing or prepared with water, as for hardening or dilution: water mortar.
7. located or occurring on, in, or by water: water music; water frontage.
8. residing by or in, or ruling over, water: water people; water deities.
water•er, n.
water•less•ness, n.

### Balloon

bal•loon (bə lo̅o̅n),USA pronunciation n.
1. a bag made of thin rubber or other light material, usually brightly colored, inflated with air or with some lighter-than-air gas and used as a children's plaything or as a decoration.
2. a bag made of a light material, as silk or plastic, filled with heated air or a gas lighter than air, designed to rise and float in the atmosphere and often having a car or gondola attached below for carrying passengers or scientific instruments.
3. (in drawings, cartoons, etc.) a balloon-shaped outline enclosing words represented as issuing from the mouth of the speaker.
4. an ornamental ball at the top of a pillar, pier, or the like.
5. a large, globular wineglass.

v.i.
1. to go up or ride in a balloon.
2. to swell or puff out like a balloon.
3. to multiply or increase at a rapid rate: Membership has ballooned beyond all expectations.

v.t.
1. to fill with air;
inflate or distend (something) like a balloon.

1. puffed out like a balloon: balloon sleeves.
2. [Finance.](of a loan, mortgage, or the like) having a payment at the end of the term that is much bigger than previous ones.

### In

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.

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.

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.

### Water

wa•ter (wôtər, wotər),USA pronunciation n.
1. a transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid, a compound of hydrogen and oxygen, H2O, freezing at 32°F or 0°C and boiling at 212°F or 100°C, that in a more or less impure state constitutes rain, oceans, lakes, rivers, etc.: it contains 11.188 percent hydrogen and 88.812 percent oxygen, by weight.
2. a special form or variety of this liquid, as rain.
3. Often,  waters. this liquid in an impure state as obtained from a mineral spring: Last year we went to Marienbad for the waters.
4. the liquid content of a river, inlet, etc., with reference to its relative height, esp. as dependent on tide: a difference of 20 feet between high and low water.
5. the surface of a stream, river, lake, ocean, etc.: above, below, or on the water.
6. waters:
• flowing water, or water moving in waves: The river's mighty waters.
• the sea or seas bordering a particular country or continent or located in a particular part of the world: We left San Diego and sailed south for Mexican waters.
7. a liquid solution or preparation, esp. one used for cosmetic purposes: lavender water; lemon water.
8. Often,  waters. [Med.]
• amniotic fluid.
• the bag of waters;
amnion: Her water broke at 2 a.m.
9. any of various solutions of volatile or gaseous substances in water: ammonia water.
10. any liquid or aqueous organic secretion, exudation, humor, or the like, as tears, perspiration, or urine.
11. [Finance.]fictitious assets or the inflated values they give to the stock of a corporation.
12. a wavy, lustrous pattern or marking, as on silk fabrics or metal surfaces.
13. (formerly) the degree of transparency and brilliancy of a diamond or other precious stone.
14. above water, out of embarrassment or trouble, esp. of a financial nature: They had so many medical bills that they could hardly keep their heads above water.
15. break water:
• to break the surface of the water by emerging from it.
• [Swimming.]to break the surface of the water with the feet, esp. in swimming the breaststroke doing the frog kick.
• to break the amniotic sac prior to parturition.
16. by water, by ship or boat: to send goods by water.
17. hold water:
• to be logical, defensible, or valid: That accusation won't hold water.
• to check the movement of a rowboat by keeping the oars steady with the blades vertical.
19. in deep water, in great distress or difficulty: Their marriage has been in deep water for some time.
20. in hot water. See  hot water.
21. like water, lavishly;
abundantly;
freely: The champagne flowed like water.
22. make water:
• (of a boat) to allow water to enter;
leak.
• to urinate.
23. take water, (of a boat) to allow water to enter through leaks or portholes or over the side.

v.t.
1. to sprinkle, moisten, or drench with water: to water the flowers; to water a street.
2. to supply (animals) with water for drinking.
3. to furnish with a supply of water, as a ship.
4. to furnish water to (a region), as by streams;
supply (land) with water, as by irrigation: The valley is watered by a branch of the Colorado River. Our land is watered by the All-American Canal.
5. to dilute, weaken, soften, or adulterate with, or as with, water (often fol. by down): to water soup; to water down an unfavorable report.
6. [Finance.]to issue or increase the par value of (shares of stock) without having the assets to warrant doing so (often fol. by down).
7. to produce a wavy, lustrous pattern, marking, or finish on (fabrics, metals, etc.): watered silk.

v.i.
1. to discharge, fill with, or secrete water or liquid, as the eyes when irritated, or as the mouth at the sight or thought of tempting food.
2. to drink water, as an animal.
3. to take in a supply of water, as a ship: Our ship will water at Savannah.
4. make one's mouth water, to excite a desire or appetite for something: The roasting turkey made our mouths water.

1. of or pertaining to water in any way: a water journey.
2. holding, or designed to hold, water: a water jug.
4. heating, pumping, or circulating water (often used in combination): hot-water furnace; city waterworks.
5. used in or on water: water skis.
6. containing or prepared with water, as for hardening or dilution: water mortar.
7. located or occurring on, in, or by water: water music; water frontage.
8. residing by or in, or ruling over, water: water people; water deities.
water•er, n.
water•less•ness, n.

### It

it1  (it),USA pronunciation pron., nom.  it, poss.  its  or ([Obs.]or[Dial.]) it, obj.  it;
pl. nom.  they, poss.  their or theirs, obj.  them;
n.
pron.
1. (used to represent an inanimate thing understood, previously mentioned, about to be mentioned, or present in the immediate context): It has whitewall tires and red upholstery. You can't tell a book by its cover.
2. (used to represent a person or animal understood, previously mentioned, or about to be mentioned whose gender is unknown or disregarded): It was the largest ever caught off the Florida coast. Who was it? It was John. The horse had its saddle on.
3. (used to represent a group understood or previously mentioned): The judge told the jury it must decide two issues.
4. (used to represent a concept or abstract idea understood or previously stated): It all started with Adam and Eve. He has been taught to believe it all his life.
5. (used to represent an action or activity understood, previously mentioned, or about to be mentioned): Since you don't like it, you don't have to go skiing.
6. (used as the impersonal subject of the verb to be, esp. to refer to time, distance, or the weather): It is six o'clock. It is five miles to town. It was foggy.
7. (used in statements expressing an action, condition, fact, circumstance, or situation without reference to an agent): If it weren't for Edna, I wouldn't go.
8. (used in referring to something as the origin or cause of pain, pleasure, etc.): Where does it hurt? It looks bad for the candidate.
9. (used in referring to a source not specifically named or described): It is said that love is blind.
10. (used in referring to the general state of affairs;
circumstances, fate, or life in general): How's it going with you?
11. (used as an anticipatory subject or object to make a sentence more eloquent or suspenseful or to shift emphasis): It is necessary that you do your duty. It was a gun that he was carrying.
12. [Informal.](used instead of the pronoun its before a gerund): It having rained for only one hour didn't help the crops.

n.
1. (in children's games) the player called upon to perform some task, as, in tag, the one who must catch the other players.
2. [Slang.]
• sex appeal.
• sexual intercourse.
3. get with it, [Slang.]to become active or interested: He was warned to get with it or resign.
4. have it, [Informal.]
• to love someone: She really has it bad for him.
• to possess the requisite abilities for something;
be talented, adept, or proficient: In this business youeither have it or you don't.
5. with it, [Slang.]
• aware of the latest fads, fashions, etc.;
up-to-date.
• attentive or alert: I'm just not with it early in the morning.
• understanding or appreciative of something, as jazz.
• Carnival Slang. being a member of the carnival.

### Is

is (iz),USA pronunciation v.
1. 3rd pers. sing. pres. indic. of  be.
2. as is. See  as 1 (def. 21).

### Potato

po•ta•to (pə tātō, -tə),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -toes.
1. Also called  Irish potato, white potato. the edible tuber of a cultivated plant, Solanum tuberosum, of the nightshade family.
2. the plant itself.
3. See  sweet potato (defs. 1, 2).

### Is

is (iz),USA pronunciation v.
1. 3rd pers. sing. pres. indic. of  be.
2. as is. See  as 1 (def. 21).

### Heavy

1. of great weight;
hard to lift or carry: a heavy load.
2. of great amount, quantity, or size;
extremely large;
massive: a heavy vote; a heavy snowfall.
3. of great force, intensity, turbulence, etc.: a heavy sea.
4. of more than the usual or average weight: a heavy person; heavy freight.
5. having much weight in proportion to bulk;
being of high specific gravity: a heavy metal.
6. of major import;
grave;
serious: a heavy offense.
7. deep or intense;
profound: a heavy thinker; heavy slumber.
• thickly armed or equipped with guns of large size. Cf. heavy cruiser.
• (of guns) of the more powerful sizes: heavy weapons.Cf. heavy artillery.
8. hard to bear;
burdensome;
harsh;
oppressive: heavy taxes.
9. hard to cope with;
trying;
10. being as indicated to an unusually great degree: a heavy buyer.
not delicate: heavy lines drawn in charcoal.
12. weighted or laden: air heavy with moisture.
13. fraught;
charged: words heavy with meaning.
14. depressed with trouble or sorrow;
showing sorrow;
15. without vivacity or interest;
ponderous;
dull: a heavy style.
16. slow in movement or action;
clumsy: a heavy walk.
17. loud and deep;
sonorous: a heavy sound.
18. (of the sky) overcast or cloudy.
19. exceptionally dense in substance;
insufficiently raised or leavened;
thick: heavy doughnuts.
20. (of food) not easily digested.
21. being in a state of advanced pregnancy;
nearing childbirth: heavy with child; heavy with young.
22. having a large capacity, capable of doing rough work, or having a large output: a heavy truck.
23. producing or refining basic materials, as steel or coal, used in manufacturing: heavy industry.
24. sober, serious, or somber: a heavy part in a drama.
25. of or pertaining to an isotope of greater than normal atomic weight, as heavy hydrogen or heavy oxygen, or to a compound containing such an element, as heavy water.
• very good;
excellent.
• very serious or important: a really heavy relationship.
26. [Pros.](of a syllable)
• stressed.
• long.

n.
1. a somber or ennobled theatrical role or character: Iago is the heavy inOthello.
2. the theatrical role of a villain.
3. an actor who plays a theatrical heavy.
4. a gun of great weight or large caliber.
5. a very important or influential person: a reception for government heavies.

1. heavily.
heavi•ness, n.

### It

it1  (it),USA pronunciation pron., nom.  it, poss.  its  or ([Obs.]or[Dial.]) it, obj.  it;
pl. nom.  they, poss.  their or theirs, obj.  them;
n.
pron.
1. (used to represent an inanimate thing understood, previously mentioned, about to be mentioned, or present in the immediate context): It has whitewall tires and red upholstery. You can't tell a book by its cover.
2. (used to represent a person or animal understood, previously mentioned, or about to be mentioned whose gender is unknown or disregarded): It was the largest ever caught off the Florida coast. Who was it? It was John. The horse had its saddle on.
3. (used to represent a group understood or previously mentioned): The judge told the jury it must decide two issues.
4. (used to represent a concept or abstract idea understood or previously stated): It all started with Adam and Eve. He has been taught to believe it all his life.
5. (used to represent an action or activity understood, previously mentioned, or about to be mentioned): Since you don't like it, you don't have to go skiing.
6. (used as the impersonal subject of the verb to be, esp. to refer to time, distance, or the weather): It is six o'clock. It is five miles to town. It was foggy.
7. (used in statements expressing an action, condition, fact, circumstance, or situation without reference to an agent): If it weren't for Edna, I wouldn't go.
8. (used in referring to something as the origin or cause of pain, pleasure, etc.): Where does it hurt? It looks bad for the candidate.
9. (used in referring to a source not specifically named or described): It is said that love is blind.
10. (used in referring to the general state of affairs;
circumstances, fate, or life in general): How's it going with you?
11. (used as an anticipatory subject or object to make a sentence more eloquent or suspenseful or to shift emphasis): It is necessary that you do your duty. It was a gun that he was carrying.
12. [Informal.](used instead of the pronoun its before a gerund): It having rained for only one hour didn't help the crops.

n.
1. (in children's games) the player called upon to perform some task, as, in tag, the one who must catch the other players.
2. [Slang.]
• sex appeal.
• sexual intercourse.
3. get with it, [Slang.]to become active or interested: He was warned to get with it or resign.
4. have it, [Informal.]
• to love someone: She really has it bad for him.
• to possess the requisite abilities for something;
be talented, adept, or proficient: In this business youeither have it or you don't.
5. with it, [Slang.]
• aware of the latest fads, fashions, etc.;
up-to-date.
• attentive or alert: I'm just not with it early in the morning.
• understanding or appreciative of something, as jazz.
• Carnival Slang. being a member of the carnival.

### Sinks

sink (singk),USA pronunciation v.,  sank  or, often, sunk;
sunk
or sunk•en;
sink•ing;
n.
v.i.
1. to displace part of the volume of a supporting substance or object and become totally or partially submerged or enveloped;
fall or descend into or below the surface or to the bottom (often fol. by in or into): The battleship sank within two hours. His foot sank in the mud. Her head sinks into the pillows.
2. to fall, drop, or descend gradually to a lower level: The river sank two feet during the dry spell.
3. to settle or fall gradually, as a heavy structure: The tower is slowly sinking.
4. to fall or collapse slowly from weakness, fatigue, distress, etc.: He gasped and sank to his knees.
5. to slope downward;
dip: The field sinks toward the highway.
6. to go down toward or below the horizon: the sun sinks in the west.
7. to penetrate, permeate, or seep (usually fol. by in or into): Wipe the oil off before it sinks into the wood.
8. to become engulfed or absorbed in or gradually to enter a state (usually fol. by in or into): to sink into slumber.
9. to be or become deeply absorbed or involved in a mood or mental state (usually fol. by in or into): sunk in thought. She sank into despair.
10. to pass or fall into some lower state, as of fortune, estimation, etc.;
degenerate: to sink into poverty.
11. to decline or deteriorate in quality or worth.
12. to fail in physical strength or health.
13. to decrease in amount, extent, intensity, etc.: The temperature sank to 30° at noon.
14. to become lower in volume, tone, or pitch: Her voice sank to a whisper.
15. to enter or permeate the mind;
become known or understood (usually fol. by in or into): He said it four times before the words really sank in.
16. to become concave;
become hollow, as the cheeks.
17. to drop or fall gradually into a lower position: He sank down on the bench.

v.t.
1. to cause to become submerged or enveloped;
force into or below the surface;
cause to plunge in or down: The submarine sank the battleship. He sank his fist into the pillow.
2. to cause to fall, drop, or descend gradually.
3. to cause to penetrate: to sink an ax into a tree trunk.
4. to lower or depress the level of: They sank the roadway by five feet.
5. to bury, plant, or lay (a pipe, conduit, etc.) into or as if into the ground.
6. to dig, bore, or excavate (a hole, shaft, well, etc.).
7. to bring to a worse or lower state or status.
8. to bring to utter ruin or collapse: Drinking and gambling sank him completely.
9. to reduce in amount, extent, intensity, etc.
10. to lower in volume, tone, or pitch.
11. to suppress;
ignore;
omit.
12. to invest in the hope of making a profit or gaining some other return: He sank all his efforts into the business.
13. to lose (money) in an unfortunate investment, enterprise, etc.
• to throw, shoot, hit, or propel (a ball) so that it goes through or into the basket, hole, pocket, etc.: She sank the 10 ball into the side pocket.
• to execute (a stroke or throw) so that the ball goes through or into the basket, hole, pocket, etc.: to sink a putt; to sink a free throw.
14. sink one's teeth into:
• to bite deeply or vigorously.
• to do or enter into with great enthusiasm, concentration, conviction, etc.: to sink my teeth into solving the problem.

n.
1. a basin or receptacle, as in a kitchen or laundry, usually connected with a water supply and drainage system, for washing dishes, clothing, etc.
2. a low-lying, poorly drained area where waters collect and sink into the ground or evaporate.
3. sinkhole (def. 2).
4. a place of vice or corruption.
5. a drain or sewer.
6. a device or place for disposing of energy within a system, as a power-consuming device in an electrical circuit or a condenser in a steam engine.
7. any pond or pit for sewage or waste, as a cesspool or a pool for industrial wastes.
8. any natural process by which contaminants are removed from the atmosphere.

### In

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.

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.

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.

### Water

wa•ter (wôtər, wotər),USA pronunciation n.
1. a transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid, a compound of hydrogen and oxygen, H2O, freezing at 32°F or 0°C and boiling at 212°F or 100°C, that in a more or less impure state constitutes rain, oceans, lakes, rivers, etc.: it contains 11.188 percent hydrogen and 88.812 percent oxygen, by weight.
2. a special form or variety of this liquid, as rain.
3. Often,  waters. this liquid in an impure state as obtained from a mineral spring: Last year we went to Marienbad for the waters.
4. the liquid content of a river, inlet, etc., with reference to its relative height, esp. as dependent on tide: a difference of 20 feet between high and low water.
5. the surface of a stream, river, lake, ocean, etc.: above, below, or on the water.
6. waters:
• flowing water, or water moving in waves: The river's mighty waters.
• the sea or seas bordering a particular country or continent or located in a particular part of the world: We left San Diego and sailed south for Mexican waters.
7. a liquid solution or preparation, esp. one used for cosmetic purposes: lavender water; lemon water.
8. Often,  waters. [Med.]
• amniotic fluid.
• the bag of waters;
amnion: Her water broke at 2 a.m.
9. any of various solutions of volatile or gaseous substances in water: ammonia water.
10. any liquid or aqueous organic secretion, exudation, humor, or the like, as tears, perspiration, or urine.
11. [Finance.]fictitious assets or the inflated values they give to the stock of a corporation.
12. a wavy, lustrous pattern or marking, as on silk fabrics or metal surfaces.
13. (formerly) the degree of transparency and brilliancy of a diamond or other precious stone.
14. above water, out of embarrassment or trouble, esp. of a financial nature: They had so many medical bills that they could hardly keep their heads above water.
15. break water:
• to break the surface of the water by emerging from it.
• [Swimming.]to break the surface of the water with the feet, esp. in swimming the breaststroke doing the frog kick.
• to break the amniotic sac prior to parturition.
16. by water, by ship or boat: to send goods by water.
17. hold water:
• to be logical, defensible, or valid: That accusation won't hold water.
• to check the movement of a rowboat by keeping the oars steady with the blades vertical.
19. in deep water, in great distress or difficulty: Their marriage has been in deep water for some time.
20. in hot water. See  hot water.
21. like water, lavishly;
abundantly;
freely: The champagne flowed like water.
22. make water:
• (of a boat) to allow water to enter;
leak.
• to urinate.
23. take water, (of a boat) to allow water to enter through leaks or portholes or over the side.

v.t.
1. to sprinkle, moisten, or drench with water: to water the flowers; to water a street.
2. to supply (animals) with water for drinking.
3. to furnish with a supply of water, as a ship.
4. to furnish water to (a region), as by streams;
supply (land) with water, as by irrigation: The valley is watered by a branch of the Colorado River. Our land is watered by the All-American Canal.
5. to dilute, weaken, soften, or adulterate with, or as with, water (often fol. by down): to water soup; to water down an unfavorable report.
6. [Finance.]to issue or increase the par value of (shares of stock) without having the assets to warrant doing so (often fol. by down).
7. to produce a wavy, lustrous pattern, marking, or finish on (fabrics, metals, etc.): watered silk.

v.i.
1. to discharge, fill with, or secrete water or liquid, as the eyes when irritated, or as the mouth at the sight or thought of tempting food.
2. to drink water, as an animal.
3. to take in a supply of water, as a ship: Our ship will water at Savannah.
4. make one's mouth water, to excite a desire or appetite for something: The roasting turkey made our mouths water.

1. of or pertaining to water in any way: a water journey.
2. holding, or designed to hold, water: a water jug.
4. heating, pumping, or circulating water (often used in combination): hot-water furnace; city waterworks.
5. used in or on water: water skis.
6. containing or prepared with water, as for hardening or dilution: water mortar.
7. located or occurring on, in, or by water: water music; water frontage.
8. residing by or in, or ruling over, water: water people; water deities.
water•er, n.
water•less•ness, n.

### Of

of1  (uv, ov; unstressed əv or, esp. before consonants, ə),USA pronunciation prep.
1. (used to indicate distance or direction from, separation, deprivation, etc.): within a mile of the church; south of Omaha; to be robbed of one's money.
2. (used to indicate derivation, origin, or source): a man of good family; the plays of Shakespeare; a piece of cake.
3. (used to indicate cause, motive, occasion, or reason): to die of hunger.
4. (used to indicate material, component parts, substance, or contents): a dress of silk; a book of poems; a package of cheese.
5. (used to indicate apposition or identity): Is that idiot of a salesman calling again?
6. (used to indicate specific identity or a particular item within a category): the city of Chicago; thoughts of love.
7. (used to indicate possession, connection, or association): the king of France; the property of the church.
8. (used to indicate inclusion in a number, class, or whole): one of us.
9. (used to indicate the objective relation, the object of the action noted by the preceding noun or the application of a verb or adjective): the ringing of bells; He writes her of home; I'm tired of working.
10. (used to indicate reference or respect): There is talk of peace.
11. (used to indicate qualities or attributes): an ambassador of remarkable tact.
12. (used to indicate a specified time): They arrived of an evening.
13. [Chiefly Northern U.S.]before the hour of;
until: twenty minutes of five.
14. on the part of: It was very mean of you to laugh at me.
15. in respect to: fleet of foot.
16. set aside for or devoted to: a minute of prayer.
17. [Archaic.]by: consumed of worms.

### Heavy

1. of great weight;
hard to lift or carry: a heavy load.
2. of great amount, quantity, or size;
extremely large;
massive: a heavy vote; a heavy snowfall.
3. of great force, intensity, turbulence, etc.: a heavy sea.
4. of more than the usual or average weight: a heavy person; heavy freight.
5. having much weight in proportion to bulk;
being of high specific gravity: a heavy metal.
6. of major import;
grave;
serious: a heavy offense.
7. deep or intense;
profound: a heavy thinker; heavy slumber.
• thickly armed or equipped with guns of large size. Cf. heavy cruiser.
• (of guns) of the more powerful sizes: heavy weapons.Cf. heavy artillery.
8. hard to bear;
burdensome;
harsh;
oppressive: heavy taxes.
9. hard to cope with;
trying;
10. being as indicated to an unusually great degree: a heavy buyer.
not delicate: heavy lines drawn in charcoal.
12. weighted or laden: air heavy with moisture.
13. fraught;
charged: words heavy with meaning.
14. depressed with trouble or sorrow;
showing sorrow;
15. without vivacity or interest;
ponderous;
dull: a heavy style.
16. slow in movement or action;
clumsy: a heavy walk.
17. loud and deep;
sonorous: a heavy sound.
18. (of the sky) overcast or cloudy.
19. exceptionally dense in substance;
insufficiently raised or leavened;
thick: heavy doughnuts.
20. (of food) not easily digested.
21. being in a state of advanced pregnancy;
nearing childbirth: heavy with child; heavy with young.
22. having a large capacity, capable of doing rough work, or having a large output: a heavy truck.
23. producing or refining basic materials, as steel or coal, used in manufacturing: heavy industry.
24. sober, serious, or somber: a heavy part in a drama.
25. of or pertaining to an isotope of greater than normal atomic weight, as heavy hydrogen or heavy oxygen, or to a compound containing such an element, as heavy water.
• very good;
excellent.
• very serious or important: a really heavy relationship.
26. [Pros.](of a syllable)
• stressed.
• long.

n.
1. a somber or ennobled theatrical role or character: Iago is the heavy inOthello.
2. the theatrical role of a villain.
3. an actor who plays a theatrical heavy.
4. a gun of great weight or large caliber.
5. a very important or influential person: a reception for government heavies.