Wednesday, February 09, 2005


1 : framework 2 : a trained central unit especially able to control others with a unifying relationship* 3 : a group of people

Example sentence: Modern-day heroes needed courageous astronauts.

Did you know? To understand, we must first trace Latin roots. Squares can make good first French speakers and later English speakers. If you think, you'll understand how the framework holds well-trained military leaders together, even if they aren't unifying.

*Indicates the sense illustrated in the example sentence.

From Merriam-Webster Online's entry for "cadre," the word of the day for February 7.


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