Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wonderous Words Wednesday



denizen

n.

1. An inhabitant; a resident.
2. One that frequents a particular place.
3. Ecology An animal or a plant naturalized in a region.
4. Chiefly British A foreigner who is granted rights of residence and sometimes of citizenship.
tr.v. den·i·zened, den·i·zen·ing, den·i·zens Chiefly British
To make a denizen of; grant rights of residence to.

From the book The Human Bobby (page 5) by Gabe Rotter.



7 comments:

  1. Oh, I knew this one, it's a word my husband uses. I have the Human Bobby but haven't had a chance to read it yet. I look forward to hearing what you think.

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  2. marthalama- I am anxious to read it also, thanks! for coming by.

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  3. I have seen this word time and time again. Never looked it up. Thank you. I haven't seen the title The Human Bobby. Will keep a lookout.

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  4. I knew the noun form, but didn't know that the Brits use it as a verb. Cool.

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  5. I've come across this word several times in books but have never used it.

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  6. I only knew meaning 1 & 2. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Tea- Thanks! for hopping by.

    Joy Weese Moll- Glad you came by.

    Dusky Literti- I haven't either.

    Scribacchina- Thanks! for stopping by.

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