Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Concentrate (something) in a small space or area.‘the property of this country is concentred in a very few hands’
collect, gather, congregate, draw together, converge, mass, cluster, rallyView synonyms
- ‘TALDIS is an Alibaba supplier that manufactures Tomato Paste, Double Concentred Tomato Paste in Morocco.’
- ‘But his favours to three thousand were concentered in one body.’
- ‘Why do tertiary alcohols react faster with concentred hydrochloric acid than do secondary or primary alcohol?’
- ‘The property of this country is absolutely concentred in a very few hands, having revenues of from half a million of guineas a year downwards.’
- 1.1no object Come together at a common centre.‘here the produce of this extensive territory concentres’
- ‘Some dissatisfaction turns his meditation into what Charles Berger calls the ‘dark countersong’ of a ‘counter-sublime’, as it questions the relation between ‘concentred self’ and Other, between particular and general.’
- ‘The fury of the battle seemed to concentre there, and through the time-worn walls the shot was plunging, splintering the planks and beams, and shivering the stone foundation.’
- ‘Penn's letter, of 1683, to the Free Society of Traders, sufficiently intimates the cause of its location there, showing that Penn expected business to concentre there.’
- 1.2archaic Bring (two or more things) towards a common centre.‘a passion in which soul and body were concentred’
Late 16th century: from French concentrer, from Latin con- ‘together’ + centrum ‘centre’.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.