Definitionen zu "Translatorische Händigkeit"

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contract, v [...]
III. To draw together, concentrate; to narrow, limit, shorten. [...]
8. To draw the parts of (anything) together; to cause to shrink; to knit (the brow). [...]
9. a. To reduce to smaller compass as by drawing together; to diminish in extent; to narrow, shorten. [...]
b. fig. To make smaller, reduce in amount, diminish the extent or scope of; to narrow [...].
10. intr. (for refl.) To become smaller in extent or volume; to narrow, shorten, shrink. [...]

contraction, n [...]
II. Related to contract v. III. [...]
5. a. The action or process of contracting (trans. and itr.), or state of being contracted; decrease in length, breadth, extent, or colume; shrinking, shortening, narrowing. (The most usual sense.) [...]

cosmos, n [...]
1. The world or universe as an ordered and harmonious system. [...]
b. transf. An ordered and harmonious system (of ideas, existences, etc.), e.g. that which constitutes the sum-total of 'experience'. [...]
2. Order, harmony: the opposite of chaos. [...]

crash, v [...]
2.a intr. To break or fall to pieces with noise, as when dashed down or violently struck; to smash, break up. rare. [...]
b. To move or go with crashing. [...]
4. To make the noise that a hard body does when dashed to pieces or smashed; to make a loud confused noise as of many hard bodies dashing and breaking together. [...]
6. a. intr. Of an aircraft or its pilot: to fall or come down violently with the machine out of control. Also of a motor car, motor cycle, or train, or its occupant(s): to suffer damage in an accident. Also fig. of a business or its proprietor: to suffer financial ruin. [...]

crumble, v [...]
2. intr. To fall asunder in small crumbs or particles; to become pulverized. [...]

cry, v [...]
3. intr. To utter the voice loudly and with exclamatory efort, whether under the influence of emotion, as indignation, fear, pain, surprise, or merely in order to be heard afar, or above any noise that would prevent the ordinary speaking voice from being heard or distinguished; to call aloud (to a person), shout, vociferate.
It differs from bawl, scream, screech, shriek, in that these describe particular tones used in crying. [...]
9. intr. To utter inarticulate exclamations, esp. of grief, lamentation, or suffering, such as are usually accompanied with tears; to weep and wail. [...]
11. intr. Of an animal: To give forth a loud call or vocal sound; to utter its characteristic call. [...]

depend, v [...]
2. intr. fig. To hang upon or from,, as a result or consequence is contingently attached to its condition or cause; to be contingent on or conditioned by. [...]
3. With on, upon [...]: To be connected with in a relation of subordination; to belong to as something subordinate; to be a dependant of. [...]
4. To rest entirely on, upon [...] for maintenance, support, supply, or what is needed; to have to rely hpon; to be a burden upon, to be sustained by; to be dependent on [...]
5. To rely in mind, count, or reckon confidently on, upon [...]

disastrous, adj [...]
2. Foreboding disaster, of evil omen, unpropitious, ill-boding. arch. [...]
3. Of the nature of a disaster; fraught or attended with disaster; calamitous. [...]

dissolve, v [...]
II. Intransitive senses.
13. To lose its integrity or consolidation; to become disintegrated; to vanish or disappear gradually, come to an end. [...]
14. To become liquefied, to melt:
a. with heat. Now rare or Obs. [...]
b. To become liquefied by contact with or immersion in a liquid; to melt; to become diffused in a liquid, forming a solution. [...]

dot, n [...]
3. a. A minute spot, speck, or mark of different colour or material from the surface on which it is. [...]
4. a. A minute roundish mark made with a pen or the like, or resembling one so made. [...]
5. Specifically: Orthogr.
a. A point used in punctuation; as in the period or full stop (.), or the colon (:).
b. The point over the letters i and j. [...]
6. A little child or other tiny creature. [...]

explosion, n [...]
The action of exploding. [...]
2. a. The action of driving out, or of issuing forth, with violence and noise; an instance of the same. [...]
3. a. Of a gas, gunpowder, etc.: The action of 'going off' with a loud noise under the influence of suddenly developed internal energy; an instance of this; also used of electric discharges. Of a boiler, bomb, gun, etc.: The action of suddenly bursting or flying in pieces from a similar cause. [...]
b. The resulting noise; a detonation. [...]
4. a. A breaking or bursting forth into sudden activity; an outbreak, outburst (of anger, indignation, laughter, etc.). [...]
b. A rapid or sudden marked increase or development. [...]

gentle, adj [...]
6. a. Of the weather, wind, etc.: Not stormy, violent, or severe. [...]
c. Of sound: Soft, low; not loud or harsh. [...]
d. Of a medicine: Acting without violence; mild. [...]
e. Of rule, punishment, etc.: Free from violence or severity; mild. [...]
7. a. Moderate in operation, intensity, rate, or the like. [...]
8. Of persons: Mild in disposition or behaviour; kind, tender. Also of language, actions, etc. [...]

hardly, adv [...]
5. With trouble or hardship; uneasily, painfully. [...]
7. Barely, only just, almost not; not quite; scarcely. [...]

howl, v [...]
1. intr. To utter a prolonged, loud, and doleful cry, in which the sound of u [...] prevails. Said of dogs, wolves, and various wild animals [...].
2. Of a human being: To utter a similar sound; to utter loud and doleful inarticulate cries; to wail, lament, esp. with pain. In modern use often somewhat contemptuously applied to any cry of pain or distress. [...]

mention, v [...]
1. a. trans. To make mention of; to refer to or remark upon incidentally; to specify by name or otherwise. [...]
b. With clause as obj.: To state incidentally. [...]

move, v [...]
II. Intransitive senses.
16. a. Of persons and things: To go, advance, proceed, pass from one place to another. Usu. implying deliberate or measured or laborious progress. [...]
b. of the heavenly bodies in their regular course. [...]
c. Of an army or body of men (or their leader): To go forward, march. Also, to quit one's position. [...]
d. transf. Of time, a narrative, a piece of work, etc.: To advance, make progress. [...]
17. a. Of living beings: To change position or posture, to exhibit motion or physical activity (in respect of the whole body or of a member). Freq. with negative = to remain still, not to stir. [...]

navigate, v [...]
1. intr.
a. To go from one place to another in a ship or ships, to sail. [...]
2. trans. To sail over, on, or through (the sea, a river, etc.). [...]
6. a. trans. To manage, direct, sail, or fly (a balloon, airship, aeroplane, or the like) in the air. Hence spec. to plot and supervise the course of (an aircraft or spacecraft). [...]

not, adv [...]
The ordinary adverb of negation. [...]

object, n [...]
† 1. A statement thrown in or introduced in opposition; an objection. Obs. [...]
† 2. Something 'thrown' or put in the way, so as to interrupt or obstruct the course of a person or thing; an obstacle, a hindrance. Obs.[...]
3. a. Something placed before the eyes, or presented to the sight or other sense; an individual thing seen or perceived, or that may be seen or perceived; a material thing; spec. the thing or body of which an observation is made, or an image produced, by means of an optical instrument, or in drawing or perspective. [...]
b. Something which on being seen excites a particular emotion, as admiration, horror, disdain, commiseration, amusement; a sight, spectacle, gazing-stock. [...]
4. That to which action, thought, or feeling is directed; the thing (or person) to which something is done, or upon or about which something acts or operates (= materia circa quem in Scholastic philosophy). [...]
5. a. The end to which effort is directed; the thing aimed at; that which one endeavours to attain or carry out; purpose, end, aim. [...]
6. Metaph. A thing or being of which one thinks or has cognition, as correlative to the thinking or knowing subject; something external, or regarded as external, to the mind; the non-ego as related to, or distinguished from, the ego; also extended to include states of the ego, or og consciousness, as thought of or mentally perceived. [...]
7. Gram. A substantive word, phrase, or clause, immediately dependent on, or 'governed by', a verb, as expressing, in the case of a verb of action, the person or thing to which the action is directed, or on which it is exerted. Also, the word dependent on or 'governed by' a preposition, indicating that to which the preposition expresses a relation. [...]

perish, v [...]
1. a. intr. To come to a violent, sudden, or untimely end; to suffer destruction; to lose its life, cease to exist, be cut off. (Chiefly of living beings.) [...]
c. Of things material:
(a) as opposed to things spiritual or eternal;
(b) esp. of rubber) as the effect of decay or exposure to destructive conditions;
(c) to be lost, wasted, or squandered. [...]
d. Of things immaterial: To come to an end, pass away. [...]
3. trans.
a. To bring to destruction, destroy; to put to death, kill (a person, etc.), wreck (a ship, building, etc.). Obs. or arch. (exc. as in d). [...]
d. With material object: To dstroy, cause to decay; esp. as the result of exposure to weather or injurious conditions. [...]

point, n [...]
I. A prick, a dot. [...]
2. A minute mark on a surface, of the size or appearance of a fine puncture; a dot, a minute spot or speck; also, anything excessively small or appearing like a speck. [...]
3. A dot or other small mark used in writing or printing. [...]
III. A minute part or particle or anything; the smallest unit of measurement. [...]
20. a. A place having definite spatial position but no extent, or of which the position alone is considered; a spot. [...]
V. Figurative and transferred senses.
28. a. the point: the precise matter in discussion or to be discussed; the essential or important thing. Often in phr. to come to the point, to keep to the point, etc. [...]

procedure, n [...]
1. a. The fact or manner of proceeding with any action, or in any circumstance or situation; a system of proceeding; proceeding, in reference to its mode or method; conduct, behaviour. [...]
b. With a and pl. A particular action or course of action; a proceeding; a particular mode of action. [...]
d. The mode of conducting business in Parliament. [...]
e. Computers. A set of instructions for performing a specific task. [...]

process, n [...]
1. a. The fact of going on or being carried on, as an action, or a series of actions or event; progress, course. Now chiefly in phr. in process = going on, being done; in process of (construction, etc.) = in course of; being (constructed, etc.). [...]
c. Used in Philos., esp. in and with reference to the work of A. N. Whitehead [...], to designate the course of becoming rather than being. [...]
5. a. Something that goes on or is carried on; a continuous action, or series of actions or events; a course or method of action, proceeding, prodedure. [...]
6. A continuous and regular action or succession of actions, taking place or carried on in a definite manner, and leading to the accomplishment of some result; a continuous operation or series of operations. (The chief current sense.)
a. A natural or involuntary operation; a series of changes or movements taking place. [...]
b. An artificial or voluntary operation; a course or method of operation; a systematic series of actions, physical or mental, directed to some end. [...]

purloin, v [...]
2. To make away with, misappropriate, or take dishonestly; to steal, esp. under circumstances which involve a breach of trust; to pilfer, filch. [...]
b. absol. or intr. To commit petty theft. [...]

purple, adj/n [...]
A. adj.
1. a. Of the distinguishing colour of the dress of emperors, kings, etc. [...], in early use meaning crimson; hence, imperial, royal. [...]
b. Of persons: Clad in purple; of imperial or royal rank. poet. or rhet. [...]
2. [...]
c. Of this colour as being the hue of mourning (esp. royal or ecclesiastical mourning), or of penitence. [...]
3. a. Rhetorically. With reference to the qualities of this colour: bright-hued, brilliant, splendid, gaudy, gay; (of sin) deep-dyed, grave, heinous. [...]
b. colloq. 'Gorgeous', 'splendid', 'royal'. [...]
B. n.
1. The name of a colour. [...]
2. a. Purple cloth or clothing. [...]
c. the purple: in reference to the scarlet colour of the official dress of a cardinal; hence the rank, state, or office of a cardinal; the cardinalate. [...]

rely, v [...]
5. to depend on a person or thing with full trust or confidence; to rest upon with assurance. [...]
6. To put trust or confidence ina person or thing. Somewhat rare. [...]

ripple, v [...]
2. a. trans. To form little waves upon (the surface of water); to agitate lightly. [...]
b. To mark with or as with ripples; to cause to undulate slightly. [...]

rustle, v [...]
1. a. intr. Of things: To give forth a continuous succession of light, rapid, crisp sounds, as the result of some kind of movement. [...]

scream, v [...]
1. a. intr. To utter a shrill piercing cry, normally expressive of pain, alarm, mirth, or other sudden emotion. Also, to produce unpleasantly loud and shrill upper notes in singing. [...]
b. Of certain birds and beasts: To emit their characteristic shrill cry. [...]

somersault, n [...]
A leap or spring in which a person turns heels over head in the air and alights on his feet; esp. such a feat as performed by acrobats or tumblers; a pitchpoll. Hence, a turning over in this fashion; a complete overturn, upset, etc. [...]

spurt, v [...]
1. intr. = SPIRT [:::]: Freq. with out and up. [...]
spirt, v [...]
1. intr. Of liquids (or small objects): To spring or burst out in a small quantity but with some force; to issue in a jet. [...]

start, v [...]
I. Intransitive uses. [...]
2. a. To move with a bound or sudden violent impulse from a position of rest; to come suddenly from, out of a place of concealment. Also with out. [...]
11. a. To set out, to begin a journey; to begin to move, to leave the point of departure in any kind of progression. Said of a person or animal; also of a vehicle, ship, etc. Also with off, (orig. U.S.) out, rarely away. [...]
12. a. To begin a career, course of action, process, etc. [...]
d. With adverbs. [...] to start out: to set oneself, begin to do something. [...]

subject, n [...]
I. 1. a. One who is under the dominion of a monarch or reigning prince; one who owes allegiance to a government or ruling power, is subject to its laws, and enjoys its protection. [...]
II. [...]
8. Gram. The member or part of a sentence denoting that concerning which something is predicated (i.e. of which a statement is made, a question asked, or a desire expressed); a word or group of words setting forth that which is spoken about and constituting the 'nominative' to a finite verb. [...]
9. Modern Philos. More fully conscious or thinking subject: The mind, as the 'subject' in which ideas inhere; that to which all mental representations or operations are attributed; the thinking or cognizing agent; the self or ego. [...]
The tendency in modern philosophy after Descartes to make the mind's consciousness of itself the starting-point of enquiry led to the use of subjectum for the mind or ego considered as the subject of all knoweldge, and since Kant this has become the general philosophical use of the word (with its derivatives subjective, etc.). [...]
III. 10. The subject-matter of an art or science. [...]
12. a. That which is or may be acted or operated upon; a person or thing towards which action or influence is directed, or that is the recipient of wome treatment. [...]
13. a. In a specialized sense: That which forms or is chosen as the matter of thought, consideration, or inquiry; a topic, theme. [...]
d. An object of study in relation to its use for pedagogic or examining purposes; a particular department of art or science in which one is instructed or examined. [...]
14. a. The theme of a literary composition; what a book, poem, etc. is about. [...]
15. a. An object, a figure or group of figures, a scene, an incident, etc., chosen by an artist for representation. [...]

talk (about), v [...]
I. Intransitive senses.
1. a. To convey or exchange ideas, thoughts, information, etc. by means of speech, sepecially the familiar speech of ordinary intercourse; 'to speak in conversation' [...]; to converse.
talk about ..., often used colloq. to contrast something already mentioned with something still more striking; don't talk to me about (something), an exclamation against some new topic of conversation of which one has bitter personal experience. [...]

topsy-turvy, adj/adv [...]
A. adv.
a. With the top where the bottom should be; in or into an inverted position; upside down, bottom upwards,; also less definitely, in or into the position of being toppled over, overturned, overthrown, or upset; right over. [...]
b. fig. With the higher where the lower should be, in or into a reversed condition; with inversion of the natural or proper order; less definitely, With things all in wrong places or positions; in or into utter confusion, dislocation, or disorder. [...]
B. adj. Turned upside down, inverted, reversed; fig. utterly confused or disorderly. [...]

universe, n [...]
2. a. The whole of created or existing things regarded collectively; all things (including the earth, the heavens, and all the phenomena of space) considered as constituting a systematic whole, esp. as created or existing by Divine power; the whole world or creation; the cosmos. [...]

violet, adj [...]
1. a. Having the colour of violets; of a blue or bluish-purple colour. [...]

whine, v [...]
1. intr. To utter a low somewhat shrill protracted sound or cay, usually expressive of pain or distress; to cry in a subdued plaintive tone: also occasionally merely referring to the tone.
a. of persons. [...]
b. of animals, esp. dogs. [...]
2. To utter complaints in a low querulous tone; to complain in a feeble, mean, or undignified way. [...]

worthless, adj [...]
1. Of things, etc.: Destitute of (material) worth; having no intrinsic value. [...]
2. Of persons: Lacking worth or merit; destitute of moral character; contemptible, despicable. [...]



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