a) to expel snot from the nose
b) to bribe, to give or take bribes
c) to sulk, to mope, to be sullen
d) to shine
Today's Featured Word
altered, changed ...c1450 obs.
to alter, to change ...c1475 obs.
from late Latin alteratus
pa. pple. of alterare to alter
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
c1450 - see EXAMPLE below
"...Under smiling she was dissimulate,
Provocative with blinkes amorous,
And sodainly chaunged and alterate..."
From: The Testament of Cresseid
By: Robert Henryson, c1450
Daily Word Quiz Answer
d) to shine ...19C Eng. dial.