Teacher asks the student:
"What is your aim in life?"
"To become a psychiatrist", the student replies.
"Very good", the teacher says, "Now would you please spell the word psychiatrist."
After some hesitation the student replies: "Well, I mean I want to be a doctor, sir. D-O-C-T-O-R."
- deposit n. Building containing strongrooms and safes for hire.
- house n. Place of refuge etc. For spies, terrorists, etc.
- keeping n. Preservation in a safe place.
- period n. Time during the month when conception is least likely.
- sex n. Sexual activity in which precautions are taken against sexually transmitted diseases, esp. Aids.
- —adj. - free of danger or injury.
- secure, not risky (in a safe place).
- reliable, certain.
- prevented from escaping or doing harm (have got him safe).
- (also safe and sound) uninjured; with no harm done.
- cautious, unenterprising. —n. - strong lockable cabinet etc. For valuables.
- = *meat safe. on the safe side with a margin for error. safely adv. [french sauf from latin salvus]
n. - long heroic story, esp. Medieval icelandic or norwegian.
- series of connected novels concerning a family's history etc.
- long involved story. [old norse: related to *saw3]
n. Culinary herb with dull greyish-green leaves. [french from latin *salvia]
- —n. Often iron. Wise man. —adj. Wise, judicious, experienced. sagely adv. [french from latin sapio be wise]
n. (pl. -s) 1 a starch used in puddings etc.
- (in full sago palm) any of several tropical palms and cycads yielding this. [malay]
past and past part. Of *say.
—n. - piece of material extended on rigging to catch the wind and propel a boat or ship.
- ship's sails collectively.
- voyage or excursion in a sailing-boat.
- ship, esp. As discerned from its sails.
- wind-catching apparatus of a windmill. —v. - travel on water by the use of sails or engine-power.
- begin a voyage (sails at nine).
- a navigate (a ship etc.). B travel on (a sea).
- set (a toy boat) afloat.
- glide or move smoothly or in a stately manner.
- (often foll. By through) colloq. Succeed easily (sailed through the exams). sail close to the wind 1 sail as nearly against the wind as possible.
- come close to indecency or dishonesty. Sail into colloq. Attack physically or verbally. Under sail with sails set. [old english]
n. for christ's (or god's or goodness' or heaven's or pete's etc.) Sake expression of impatience, supplication, anger, etc. For the sake of (or for one's sake) out of consideration for; in the interest of; because of; in order to please, honour, get, or keep. [old english]
- n. Japanese rice wine. [japanese]
n. - exchange of a commodity for money etc.; act or instance of selling.
- amount sold (sales were enormous).
- temporary offering of goods at reduced prices.
- a event at which goods are sold. B public auction. on (or for) sale offered for purchase. [old english]
- of work n. Sale of home-made goods etc. For charity.
- or return n. Arrangement by which a purchaser may return surplus goods to the supplier without payment.
- —n. - (also common salt) sodium chloride, esp. Mined or evaporated from sea water, and used for seasoning or preserving food.
- chemical compound formed from the reaction of an acid with a base.
- piquancy; wit.
- (in sing. Or pl.) A substance resembling salt in taste, form, etc. (bath salts). B (esp. In pl.) Substance used as a laxative.
- (also old salt) experienced sailor.
- = *salt-cellar. —adj. Containing, tasting of, or preserved with salt. —v. - cure, preserve, or season with salt or brine.
- sprinkle (a road etc.) With salt. salt away (or down) slang put (money etc.) By. The salt of the earth most admirable or honest person or people (matt. 5:13). Take with a pinch (or grain) of salt regard sceptically. Worth one's salt efficient, capable. [old english]
—adj. - (often prec. By the) identical; not different (on the same bus).
- unvarying (same old story).
- (usu. Prec. By this, these, that, those) just mentioned (this same man later died). —pron. (prec. By the) 1 the same person or thing.
- law or archaic the person or thing just mentioned. —adv. (usu. Prec. By the) similarly; in the same way (feel the same). all (or just) the same 1 nevertheless.
- emphatically the same. At the same time 1 simultaneously.
- notwithstanding. Be all (or just) the same to make no difference to. Same here colloq. The same applies to me. sameness n. [old norse]