[uh-pree-shee-ey-shuh n] /əˌpri ʃiˈeɪ ʃən/
gratitude; thankful recognition:
They showed their appreciation by giving him a gold watch.
the act of estimating the qualities of things and giving them their proper value.
clear perception or recognition, especially of aesthetic quality:
a course in art appreciation.
an increase or rise in the value of property, goods, etc.
critical notice; evaluation; opinion, as of a situation, person, etc.
a critique or written evaluation, especially when favorable.
thanks or gratitude
assessment of the true worth or value of persons or things
perceptive recognition of qualities, as in art
an increase in value, as of goods or property
a written review of a book, etc, esp when favourable
c.1600 (with an isolated use from c.1400), from Anglo-French appreciation, noun of action from Old French apprécier (14c.), from Late Latin appretiare “estimate the quality of” (see appreciate). Generally with a sense of “high estimation” from c.1650. Meaning “expression of (favorable) estimation” is from 1858; sense of “rise in value” is from c.1790.
[oh-ver-ahrch] /ˌoʊ vərˈɑrtʃ/ verb (used with object) 1. to span with or like an : A new bridge overarches the river. verb (used without object) 2. to form an over something: a cerulean sky overarching in the early twilight. /ˌəʊvərˈɑːtʃ/ verb 1. (transitive) to form an arch over
[oh-ver-ahr-ching] /ˌoʊ vərˈɑr tʃɪŋ/ adjective 1. forming an arch above: great trees with overarching branches. 2. encompassing or overshadowing everything: The community’s overarching needs are more jobs and better housing. [oh-ver-ahrch] /ˌoʊ vərˈɑrtʃ/ verb (used with object) 1. to span with or like an : A new bridge overarches the river. verb (used without object) […]
[oh-ver-ahrm] /ˈoʊ vərˌɑrm/ adjective 1. thrown or performed by raising the above the shoulder: an overarm pitch; an overarm swimming stroke. /ˈəʊvərˌɑːm/ adjective 1. bowled, thrown, or performed with the arm raised above the shoulder adverb 2. with the arm raised above the shoulder
[uh-rouz] /əˈraʊz/ verb (used with object), aroused, arousing. 1. to stir to action or strong response; excite: to arouse a crowd; to arouse suspicion. 2. to stimulate sexually. 3. to awaken; wake up: The footsteps aroused the dog. verb (used without object), aroused, arousing. 4. to awake or become aroused: At dawn the farmers began […]