damn – [dam] verb (used with object): 1. to declare (something) to be bad, unfit, invalid, or illegal. 2. to condemn as a failure: to damn a play. 3. to bring condemnation upon; ruin. 4. to doom to eternal punishment or condemn to hell. 5. to swear at or curse, using the word “damn”: Damn […]
ac·tu·al – [ak-choo-uhl] adjective 1. existing in act or fact; real: an actual case of heroism; actual expenses. 2. existing now; present; current: The ship’s actual position is 22 miles due east of Miami. 3. Obsolete . pertaining to or involving acts or action. Origin: 1275–1325; < Late Latin āctuālis, equivalent to Latin āctu- (stem […]
ex·pe·ri·ence – [ik-speer-ee-uhns] noun, verb, -enced, -enc·ing. noun 1. a particular instance of personally encountering or undergoing something: My encounter with the bear in the woods was a frightening experience. 2. the process or fact of personally observing, encountering, or undergoing something: business experience. 3. the observing, encountering, or undergoing of things generally as they […]
fact – [fakt] noun 1. something that actually exists; reality; truth: Your fears have no basis in fact. 2. something known to exist or to have happened: Space travel is now a fact. 3. a truth known by actual experience or observation; something known to be true: Scientists gather facts about plant growth. 4. something […]
myth·i·cal – [mith-i-kuhl] adjective 1. pertaining to, of the nature of, or involving a myth. 2. dealt with in myth, as a prehistoric period. 3. dealing with myths, as writing. 4. existing only in myth, as a person. 5. without foundation in fact; imaginary; fictitious: The explanation was entirely mythical. Also, myth·ic.
u·ni·corn - [yoo-ni-kawrn] noun 1. a mythical creature resembling a horse, with a single horn in the center of its forehead: often symbolic of chastity or purity. 2. a heraldic representation of this animal, in the form of a horse with a lion’s tail and with a long, straight, and spirally twisted horn. 3. ( initial […]