Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A thing with distinct and independent existence.‘Church and empire were fused in a single entity’
organization, institution, establishment, body, operationView synonyms
- ‘The profit tax in the insurance sector is to be changed to the general regime for all other entities.’
- ‘Questions of social ontology are concerned with the nature of social entities.’
- ‘It is almost as if two unrelated entities are commiserating over a shared experience.’
- ‘Within the dozen or so entities in this media group, there are sizeable differences too.’
- ‘Segmenting the business into three distinct entities should make it more attractive to buyers.’
- ‘Perhaps today's corporate entities are little more than the fishes that have crawled out of the ocean.’
- ‘We may be different legal entities but in our mind we have decided that all of us will be together.’
- ‘Those do not include giving rights to entities that other people happen to like.’
- ‘It follows, therefore, that great novels do not exist as entities in their own right.’
- ‘Companies are quite separate legal entities from the directors and indeed from the shareholders.’
- ‘Trade with these criminal entities becomes a condition of entry into the country.’
- ‘In it, they describe a hierarchy of entities very much like what you're talking about here.’
- ‘You can watch these films as separate entities or as thematically linked nuggets.’
- ‘Whether you believe in the literal existence of such entities is up to you.’
- ‘In any relation, one of the related entities is singled out as the primary focus of attention.’
- ‘Water vapour becomes tangible entities that look like stalactites and stalagmites.’
- ‘The two stories are very different entities, and really they feed into each other.’
- ‘Nevertheless, they will continue to act as if commodities are animate entities.’
- ‘Songs began to be removed from the album-context, to be viewed once more as individual entities.’
- ‘There are some countries that I know exist, but are like anonymous entities to me.’
- 1.1[mass noun]Existence; being.‘entity and nonentity’
Late 15th century (denoting a thing's existence): from French entité or medieval Latin entitas, from late Latin ens, ent- being (from esse be).
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.