(Old English: a suffix meaning, characteristic of, like, tending to; of or relating to, from; somewhat, approximately; or a verb ending)

A suffix used to form adjectives from nouns and from adjectives. It refers to "relation, resemblance, similarity", and sometimes has a diminutive force; such as, "selfish, boyish, brutish; whitish, somewhat white".

A verb ending, originally appearing in certain verbs of French origin; such as, "abolish, cherish, finish, furnish, garnish", and "impoverish".

1. To die or to be destroyed through violence, privation, etc.; such as, to perish in an earthquake.
2. To pass away or disappear.
3. To suffer destruction or ruin.
4. To suffer spiritual death.
5. "Perish the thought", may it never happen; used facetiously or as an afterthought of foreboding.
1. Of or relating to the Picts or their language or culture.
2. The language of the Picts, of uncertain affiliation, known chiefly from place names and extinct by the tenth century.
Relating to Poland, or its people, language, or culture.
publish, publishing
1. Published, exposed in a public space; such as, legal notices, etc.
2. To issue (printed or otherwise reproduced textual or graphic material, computer software, etc.) for sale or distribution to the public.
3. To announce formally or officially to the public; to proclaim; to promulgate.
4. To make publicly or generally known.
5. To issue newspapers, books, computer software, etc.; to engage in publishing.
6. To have one's work published or to be the writer or author of published works or a work.
7. To prepare and issue for public distribution or sale.

Publishing is an industry concerned with the production of literature or information; including, the function of making information available for public view. In some situations, authors may be their own publishers.

Traditionally, publishing refers to the distribution of printed works; such as, books and newspapers. With the existence of digital information systems and the internet, the scope of publishing has expanded to include websites, blogs, etc.

As a business, publishing includes the development, marketing, production, and the distribution of newspapers, magazines, books, literary works, musical works, software, and other works dealing with information for the public, or people in general, or for specific groups.

punish (verb), punishes; punished; punishing
1. To discipline or to chastise someone for a misconductr: Janet stole some money from her mother's purse, and when her mother discovered this, Janet was punished for this wrongdoing.
2. To force a person to undergo a penalty: Joe was punished by the judge for dumping his garbage on a park fence and had to do community service for six months!
3. To beat severely, to maul: Evidently the poor dog had been punished terribly and had to be operated on in the animal hospital.
ravish (verb), ravishes; ravished; ravishing
1. To take away forcefully or to seize: Ancient mythology is filled with stories of gods and godlike creatures ravishing mortals and carrying them away.
2. To force an individual into a sexual act against that person's will or desire: The police report noted that poor Celia had been ravished by a gang of unmerciful rebels.
3. To be highly emotional about something: Harriet was ravished by the view of the valley from the pinnacle of the mountain.
4. Etymology: from Middle English, "to seize, to take away by violence"; from Middle French raviss-, stem of ravir; ultimately from Latin rapere, "to seize, to rob".
refinish (verb), refinishes; refinished; refinishing
To remove the soiled or old top of something and to create a new more satisfactory surface: Hugo enrolled in a night course at the local industrial school to learn how to refinish his dining room table.
1. Continually complaining or faultfinding; such as, a shrewish wife.
2. A quarrelsome, ill-tempered disposition.
1. Referring to or relating to Spain, or its people or culture.
2. The Romance language of the largest part of Spain and most of Central and South America.
Names of months and days in Swedish.
sycophantish (adjective), more sycophantish, most sycophantish
Relating to being very eager to help or to obey someone important: "Garrett, the office administrator, was often complimented by sycophantish assistants who were trying to gain his favor in order to get higher wages."
tigrish, tigerish
1. Tigerlike, as in strength, fierceness, courage, or coloration.
2. Fiercely cruel; bloodthirsty, relentless.