to listen secretly to a private conversation.
Archaic. to eavesdrop on.
water that drips from the eaves.
the ground on which such water falls.
verb -drops, -dropping, -dropped
(intransitive) to listen secretly to the private conversation of others
c.1600, probably a back-formation from eavesdropper. Related: Eavesdropping.
a member of the clergy or other person in religious orders. a member of the ecclesia in ancient Athens. . Historical Examples The words mean: Sweet-smelling, to make a scale, a fillet, an ecclesiastic. St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, May, 1878, No. 7. Various Is it your intention to condemn my […]
of or relating to the church or the clergy; churchly; clerical; not secular. Contemporary Examples So here, for your Christmas Eve pleasure, are 20 of my favorites, 10 from the ecclesiastical division and 10 secular. Yes, I Like Christmas Music. Stop Laughing. Michael Tomasky December 23, 2014 It seems that Bush is simply taking a […]
ecclesiastical principles, practices, or spirit. devotion, especially excessive devotion, to the principles or interests of the church. Historical Examples ecclesiasticism and commercialism, antagonism between, 134-136. A Century of Science and Other Essays John Fiske Dumas does not enter deeply into the subject of ecclesiasticism in France. Dumas’ Paris Francis Miltoun The University became a centre […]
- Anti economic
pertaining to the production, distribution, and use of income, wealth, and commodities. of or relating to the science of . pertaining to an , or system of organization or operation, especially of the process of production. involving or pertaining to one’s personal resources of money: to give up a large house for economic reasons. pertaining […]