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slate

Origin of the word The noun form of slate refers to a type of dark grey stone (1). The verb form of...

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connected

Origin of the word Connect came into English in the 15th century, derived from the Latin...


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maintenance

Origin of the word In the middle of the 14th century, maintenance was used to describe a person’s...

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insure

Origin of the word In use from around the middle of the 15th century, the verb insure is a variant...

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snapping

Origin of the word The verb snap came into English in the late 15th century, probably from the...

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barricade

Origin of the word The word barricade derives from the French term ‘barrique’ (barrel)...

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aesthetic

Origin of the word The word aesthetic comes from the Greek word ‘aisthētikos’. At the time, it was...

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receive

Origin of the word The original form of receive dates back to the Old North French word ‘receivre’...

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sprint

Origin of the word Sprint appeared in English with the meaning of ‘to run fast’ as...

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pizzeria

Origin of the word The word pizzeria first appeared in the English language in the early 1900s, at...