(Latin: suffix; quality of, act of, process, function, condition, or place; forms nouns that denote an action; a product of an action; a place, an abode)
2. To mentally conceive an image or a picture of something, especially as a future possibility: Many people envisage a world where all nations can get along with each other.
Janette and Erin envisaged an opportunity to finally be able to buy their own home.
2. The property next to a body of water: Jack loved to walk along the frontage and breathe in the ocean air.
3. The piece of land between a road and a piece of property: There were a lot of weeds growing on the frontage next to Tom's estate.
4. The extent of land along a road: The frontage was measured along High Park Avenue the previous day.
2. Fruit collectively: The yield of fruitage the past year was very poor due to extremely dry weather conditions.
3. The product or result of some effort: Tony was very disappointed in the fruitage of his work at school, although he did all of his homework and paid attention in class.
Venous blood is dark red and its flow is continuous. Arterial blood is bright red and flows in spurts. Capillary blood is reddish and exudes from the tissue.
The diagnosis is obvious when a hemmorrhage is visible. When it is internal, diagnosis is made from the patient's general condition, like shock, weakness, rapid, and irregular pulse, pallor, or cold and moist skin.
2. Non-medical, a large uncontrolled loss of something valuable : Jane read in an article that the high wages paid in the U.S. were very attractive to the workers in Germany and caused a hemorrhage of talent when many people left to work where the income was much higher.
2. Pasturage; the vegetation of grazing land: The herbage on Sam's pasture included mostly clover and grass, just the right thing for his cattle.
2. Ceremonial acknowledgment by a vassal of allegiance to his lord: A vassal was one who held land from a feudal lord and received protection in return for homage and allegiance.
Another use of mucilage is to increase the viscosity of oil-in-water emulsionsms, such as those used for dermatologic preparations and lubricating medications.
2. The progress of time; passing: Meg was surprised at the passage of time because it wa suddenly six o'clock in the evening and she was late for dinner.
3. A corridor; a hallway: Mildred was told to follow the passage the whole way and then turn right.
4. The fee which is paid for being conveyed from one place to another: The passage to Toronto Island was at a reduced rate that day.
5. Nautical, a channel of water, a narrow waterway: Mr. Smith told his class about the Northwest Passage and what role it played in the history of America.
2. The rank or title of a nobleman or noblewoman: The peerages in the important meeting included the dukes, the counts, and the baronets.
3. A book listing the members of the nobility: The peerage of the elite persons in the city gave information about their families.
2. Any system that involves involuntary servitude: In Latin America and the southern United States, peonage was a former practice or procedure in which a debtor was forced to work for a creditor until a debt was paid off.
2. A proportion or share in relation to a whole; a part: The hecklers constituted only a small percentage of the audience."
3. An amount, such as an allowance, duty, or commission, that varies in proportion to a larger sum, for example, total sales: They are working for a percentage of the gross sales.
When preceded by "the", percentage takes a singular verb:
The percentage of unskilled workers is relatively small.
The percentage of errors in his term paper is excessive.
When preceded by "a", percentage takes either a singular or plural verb, depending on the number of the noun in the prepositional phrase that follows:
A small percentage of the new workers are unskilled.
A large percentage of the crop was lost because of the lack of rain.
A large percentage of the electorate still remains undecided.
2. A character in a book, a movie, or play: In the stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes is a famous personage
In detailed descriptions of the external feathers (topography) of birds, standardized names are normally used for the various sections of the plumage, for example "malar region" and "tail coverts".
The "malar region" refers to the cheek, defined in birds as the area in front of, and slightly below the eyes.
The "tail coverts" are the small feathers covering the base of the tail. They are grouped as upper and lower tail coverts.
2. A toll for the right of crossing over a bridge: Tom first had to pay a pontage before he could drive his car over the bridge to visit his uncle.