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prepare [ pri'pɛə] vt.&vi.准备,预备

prepare [pri'pɛə] vt.准备,预备,调制

忧患意识 awareness of unexpected development; being prepared for unexpected development; being prepared for any eventualities

If you want to achieve something or intend to fulfill one of your ambitions, you must work hard, make efforts and get prepared. Otherwise, you will take no advantage of opportunities when they come to visit you.
假如你要取得成就或要实现你的雄心壮志,你必须努力工作、艰苦奋斗、准备好条件。否则,机遇来临你却无法利用。 189. The difference between a man who succeeds and one who does not lies only in the way each treats opportunities. The successful person always makes adequate preparations to meet opportunities as they duly arrive. The unsuccessful person, on the other hand, works little and just waits to see pass by.
成功者与失败者的区别在于处理机遇的态度。成功者做好充分准备迎接机遇的适时来临。而失败者工作懒散,眼看机遇悄然而过。

In my opinion, there are plenty of opportunities for everyone in our society, but only those who are prepared adequately and qualified highly can make use of them to achieve purpose.
我的观点是:在我们的社会里,人人都有许多机遇,但是只有那些做好充分准备并且高度称职的人才能利用机遇达到目的。

An informal survey shows that what most people wanted for Christmas was two more weeks to prepare for it.
一项非正式调查显示,大多数人圣诞节想要的东西是再给两个星期准备过节。

It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
节俭就是今天为明天的需要作准备。

I never resort to a prepared script — anyone who does not have it in his head to do 30 minutes extemporaneous talking is not entitled to be heard.
我从不求助于事先准备的讲稿,任何想不出30分钟即席讲话内容的人就没有资格让人来听。

We have developed a unique method for preparing beef.
我们发明了一种加工牛肉的好办法。

How many of the children are involved in preparing for the party?
孩子中有多少人参加晚会的筹备工作?

We must be well prepared; there must be no slips.
我们必须准备好,一定不能有任何闪失。

I forgot to prepare the speech I'm supposed to give today.我忘了准备今天的我该做的演讲了。

Alternatively, a student may use elective time to prepare for advanced study in some professional field, such as medicine or law, for graduate study in some area in which M. I. T. gives no undergraduate degree, such as meteorology or psychology, or for advanced study in an interdisciplinary field, such as astrophysics, communication science, or energy.
可选性地,学生可以用选择性的时间来准备某些专业领域的高级课程,比如说医学或者法律,或者M.I.T.不授予本科学位的某些专业课程,比如说气象学和心理学,或者跨学科的领域,比如说天体物理学,交流学或者能源学。

In October 1838, I happened to read for amusement Malthus on Population, and being well prepared to appreciate the struggle for existence which everywhere goes on, from long continued observation of the habits of animals and plants, it at once struck me that, under these circumstances, favorable variations would tend to be preserved, and unfavourable ones to be destroyed.
1838年10月,我随便读了《马尔萨散人口论》,很欣赏书的到处都有的生存竞争,经过对动物和植物生存习性的长期观察,我忽然想到这种环境下,有利于生存的变化被保留了,而不利于生存变化被消除了。

In such a home, the growing boy and girl learn to accept that equality more easily than did their parents and to prepare more fully for participation in a world characterized by co-operation rather than by the “battle of the sexes.”
在这样的家庭中长大的孩子们比他们的父母更容易参与到以合作为特征的社会中去,而不靠什么“性别之争”。

He is preparing his speech for the meeting tomorrow.
他正准备明天集会的演说。

If you are interested, I will prepare a list of them.
如果您感兴趣的话,我可以列表让你参考。

What's the best price you're prepared to offer for your product?
你们的产品最优惠的价格是多少呢?

How much of a volume discount are you prepared to offer?
总折扣你们准备提供多少?

That would be the responsibility of the buyer. We are prepared, however, to provide all the documentation costs.
那是属于买方的责任,我们仅承担提供所有文件的费用。

We are prepared to reconsider amending the contract.
我们可以重新考虑修改合同。

Here are the two originals of the contract we prepared.
这是我们准备好的两份合同正本。

Be prepared to put one's hand in one's pocket.
准备慷慨解囊。

Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
作最好的希望,作最坏的打算。

If you wish for peace, be prepared for war.
想要和平,必须备战。

In time of peace prepare for war.
居安思危。

Prepare for a rain day.
未雨绸缪。

Those who believe money can do everything are frequently prepared to do everything for money.
认为有了钱就能办一切的人,往往准备为了钱而无所不为。

To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.
维护和平最有效的办法之一是备战。

If you are interested, I will prepare a list of them.
如果您感兴趣的话,我可以列表让你参考。

We are prepared to reconsider amending the contract.
我们可以重新考虑修改合同。

Here are the two originals of the contract we prepared.
这是我们准备好的两份合同正本。

Reading good books is like having a conversation with the hihgly worthy persons of the past who wrote them; indeed, it is like having a prepared conversation in which those persons disclose to us only their thinking.
Renes Descartes, French Philosopher and mathematician
读好书,好像是在同昔日那些极其令人敬重的著书者们交谈;的确,那很像是在享受一篇经过准备的谈话,作者们在那种谈话之中,只向我们吐露他们的见解。
法国哲学家、数学家笛卡尔.R.

The object of educator is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
R.Hutchins,American educator 
教育的目的在于能让青年人毕生进行自我教育。
美国教育家哈钦斯R 

Deaf men are better prepared for marriage.
耳聋的男人更适合结婚。
Be careful of men who are rich;the arrogance of″rich″usually cancels out his nice, if his has.
当心富有的男人。富有的傲慢常常使人们忘记他们的优点,如果他们有优点的话。

Most men hate to shop. That's why the men's department is usually on the first floor of a department store, two inches from the door.
大多数男人厌恶购物。这就是为什么男士用品部通常位于百货公司的一层,距离大门只有两英寸。
If a man prepares dinner for you and the salad contains three or more types of lettuce, he really cares about you.
如果一个男人为你做饭,并且在沙拉里有3种以上的生菜的话,他是真的在乎你。

@@@ 好, 善, 美
all right 1.好(与OK的用法相同); 良好
2.毫无疑问地, 显然
be better off doing sth. 日子更好过, 处境更加佳
be good at 善于, 擅长于
by all means 一定; (表示答应)好的, 当然可以
change for the better 改进; 改善; 好转
cheer (sb.) up 使高兴, 使情绪好转
cope with 对付...; 妥善处理棘手之事
do a good job 干得出色, 干得好
do well 做得好, 进展得好
excel in 擅长
fawn on 讨好, 奉承
fine arts 美术
for the better 好转, 向好的方向发展
for the good of 为了对...有好处; 为了...的利益
get/be ready for 准备好
get ... right 把...做好, 把...弄对
get off the ground (指活动、事业等)顺利开始
get set 准备好开始
go well 事情顺利进行
good nature 好脾气
good temper 好心情
had better do sth. 最好还是; 应该
have (sth.) in mind 考虑好; 打算
have a heart of gold 好心肠
hit it off 相处得很好; 合得来
if only 要是...就好了(用以表示对现时或未来的愿望)
in a good mood 心情好, 高兴
in good condition 状态良好
in shape 1.在外形上
2.处于良好状态, 健康
make the best of 善处(逆境); 尽量做好
pay off 1.证明是成功的; 做...是有好处的或值得的
2.还清(债款)
prepare for 准备好, 做...打算
put away 1.把...收起来, 放好
2.存储以备他日之需, 积攒
set the stage for sth. 为某事做好准备或创造条件
superior to 好于, 优于; 高于
take a rain check (on sth.) 谢绝一番好意, 但答应日后接受
think much of 高度评价; 认为不错
too good to be true 太好以致于不现实, 令人难以置信
with flying colors 出色地

@@@ 安排, 计划, 准备
arrange sth. for ... 为...筹备; 为...安排
design to do sth. 计划; 打算将...用作
crack a book 打开书准备学习
dust off 除去灰尘; 备用
equip with 装备, 配备
fit in 1.放/嵌进去
2.为...安排时间
for a rainy day (存钱)以备不时之需
get/be ready for 准备好
get set 准备好开始
have (sth.) in mind 考虑好; 打算
hit the books 做功课; 准备功课
lay out 展开, 有计划地安排
line up 准备停当; 计划, 安排
make arrangements for sb./sth. (为...)安排; 预定
map out 筹划, 安排
play it by ear 事先不做准备; 即兴
prepare for 准备好, 做...打算
put away 1.把...收起来, 放好
2.存储以备他日之需, 积攒
set the stage for sth. 为某事做好准备或创造条件
set the table 摆餐具(准备用餐)
sketch out 草拟计划
take (sth.) seriously 认真对待/准备
watch out (for) 当心, 戒备, 提防

right off the bat立刻
I was all prepared to put up a fight, but he gave in right off the bat.
我正准备和他大打一场,但是他马上就投降了。

In prosperity, prepare for change; in adversity, hope for one.
顺境中虑及变故,逆境中有信心克服。

"I haven't had a chance to prepare any notes so all I can do is start talking and play it by ear."
“我今天没有什么准备,所以就只好讲到那儿就算那儿了。”

prepare for 准备

We're prepared to purchase a shipment quantity of this material.
我们准备买足够一次装运数量的这种商品。

If you find the quality of our products unsatisfactory, we're prepared to accept return of the rejected material within a week.
如果贵方对产品质量不满意,我们将在一星期内接受退货。

We're not prepared to take the agency into consideration for the time being.
目前我们还不准备考虑代理问题。

We are not yet prepared to take the question of sole agent into consideration for the time being.
我们目前还不准备考虑有关独家代理的问题。

These are two originals of the contract we prepared.
这是我们准备好的两份合同正本。

Should your prices be competitive, we will be prepared to increase our order by 500 dozen.
如果你的价格具有竞争性,我们将准备增加500打的定单

筹备 arrange; prepare

有准备 prepared

预备 provide; preparation; preparative; prepare; readiness

准备 preparative; fix; forearm; gird; intend; plan; preliminary; preparation; prepare; arrange

备 [bèi] /to prepare/get ready/to provide or equip/

备荒 [bèi huāng] /prepare against natural disasters/

备课 [bèi kè] /(of a teacher) to prepare lessons/

备料 [bèi liào] /get the materials ready/prepare feed (for livestock)/

备战 [bèi zhàn] /prepare for war/be prepared against war/

蒇 [chǎn] /complete/prepare/

筹划 [chóu huà] /to plan and prepare/

筹画 [chóu huà] /to plan and prepare/

筹建 [chóu jiàn] /(v) prepare to build sth/

赅 [gāi] /(surname)/include in/prepare/

将 [jiāng] /(will, shall, "future tense")/ready/prepared/to get/to use/

殓 [liàn] /prepare body for coffin/

墨汁 [mò zhī] /prepared Chinese ink/

庀 [pǐ] /prepare/

未雨绸缪 [wèi yǔ chóu móu] /prepare for a rainy day/plan ahead/

豫 [yù] /beforehand/prepare/

预 [yù] /to advance/in advance/beforehand/to prepare/

预备 [yù bèi] /to prepare/to make ready/preparation/preparatory/

预习 [yù xí] /to prepare a lesson/

准备 [zhǔn bèi] /preparation/prepare/

Science, in practice, depends far less on the experiments it prepares than on the preparedness of the minds of the men who watch the experiments.
在实践中,科学的进步依赖于做实验,但更依赖于实验的观察者(即做实验的人)的心理是否有足够的准备。

When you have carefully prepared a blueprint of your abilities and desires, you have something tangible to sell.
当你为自己的能力和欲望仔细地筹划了一幅蓝图后,你就有实在的东西可以兜售了。
Then you are ready to hunt for a job. Get all the possible information about your could-be job.
那时你就准备去找工作,先搜集有关你想找的工作的所有信息,
Make inquiries as to the details regarding the job and the firm.
对工作和公司的详情进行调查,
Keep your eyes and ears open, and use your own judgement.
留心看与听,使用你的判断能力。
Spend a certain amount of time each day seeking the employment you wish for, and keep in mind: Securing a job is your job now.
每天花一定的时间寻找你想要的工作,请记住:找工作就是你现在的工作。

Acute foreign observers related American adaptiveness and inventiveness to this educational advantage.
目光敏锐的外国观察家把美国人的适应能力和创新能力与这种教育优势联系起来。
As a member of a British commission visiting here in 1853 reported, "With a mind prepared by thorough school discipline, the American boy develops rapidly into the skilled workman."
正如1853年访美的一个英国访问团成员所报道的那样,“由于有了学校彻底训练过的头脑,美国孩子迅速地成为技术熟练的工人。”

"Changes are a normal part of the evolutionary process," says oncologist William Hayward.
“变化是进化过程中的一个正常部分,”肿瘤专家威廉·海沃德说道。
Environmental factors can never be totally eliminated; as Hayward points out, "We can't prepare a medicine against cosmic rays."
环境因素永远无法完全消除,正如海沃德所指出的那样:“我们无法准备出一种抗宇宙射线的药。”

{adj: Y2K compliant} prepared to accurately process date and time data between and into the 20th and 21st centuries

{adj: agreeable} prepared to agree or consent
"agreeable to the plan"

{adj: arduous} difficult to accomplish; demanding considerable mental effort and skill
"the arduous work of preparing a dictionary"

{adj: burdensome, onerous, taxing} not easily borne; wearing
"the burdensome task of preparing the income tax return"
"my duties weren't onerous; I only had to greet the guests"
"a taxing schedule"

{adj: chopped, shredded, sliced} prepared by cutting
"sliced tomatoes"
"sliced ham"
"chopped clams"
"chopped meat"
"shredded cabbage"

{adj: comfortable} free from stress or conducive to mental ease; having or affording peace of mind
"was settled in a comfortable job, one for which he was well prepared"
"the comfortable thought that nothing could go wrong"
"was comfortable in his religious beliefs"
"she's a comfortable person to be with"
"she felt comfortable with her fiance's parents"
<-> uncomfortable

{adj: cooked} having been prepared for eating by the application of heat
<-> raw

{adj: cultivated} (of land or fields) prepared for raising crops by plowing or fertilizing
"cultivated land"
<-> uncultivated

{adj: disposed, fain, inclined, prepared} having made preparations
"prepared to take risks"

{adj: embattled} prepared for battle
"an embattled city"

{adj: equipped, fitted out} prepared with proper equipment
"equipped for service in the Arctic"

{adj: expected} considered likely or probable to happen or arrive
"prepared for the expected attack"
<-> unexpected

{adj: finical, finicky, fussy, particular, picky} exacting especially about details
"a finicky eater"
"fussy about clothes"
"very particular about how her food was prepared"

{adj: future} effective in or looking toward the future
"he was preparing for future employment opportunities"

{adj: indifferent, so-so} being neither good nor bad
"an indifferent performance"
"a gifted painter but an indifferent actor"
"her work at the office is passable"
"a so-so golfer"
"feeling only so-so"
"prepared a tolerable dinner"
"a tolerable working knowledge of French"

{adj: laureate} worthy of the greatest honor or distinction
"The nation's pediatrician laureate is preparing to lay down his black bag"- James Traub

{adj: man-made, semisynthetic, synthetic} not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially
"man-made fibers"
"synthetic leather"

{adj: napping, off-guard, off guard, off one's guard, off his guard, off her guard, off your guard} not prepared or vigilant
"the blow caught him napping"
"caught in an off-guard moment"
"found him off his guard"

{adj: on the alert, on the job} watchful and prepared for action
"bird watchers on the alert for a rare species"
"cops were on the job and caught them red-handed"

{adj: oven-ready} prepared before sale and ready to be cooked

{adj: powdered, powdery, pulverized, pulverised, small-grained, fine-grained} consisting of fine particles
"powdered cellulose"
"powdery snow"
"pulverized sugar is prepared from granulated sugar by grinding"

{adj: premedical} preceding and preparing for the study of medicine
"premedical courses"

{adj: premedical} preparing for the study of medicine
"premedical students"

{adj: prepackaged, prepacked} prepared and wraped beforehand and ready for sale
"prepackaged foods"

{adj: preparatory, preparative, propaedeutic} preceding and preparing for something
"preparatory steps"

{adj: prepared} equipped or prepared with necessary intellectual resources
"graduates well equipped to handle such problems"
"equipped to be a scholar"

{adj: prepared} made ready or fit or suitable beforehand
"a prepared statement"
"be prepared for emergencies"
<-> unprepared

{adj: preserved} prevented from decaying or spoiling and prepared for future use
<-> fresh

{adj: processed} prepared or converted from a natural state by subjecting to a special process
"processed ores"
<-> unprocessed

{adj: processed} subjected to a special process or treatment
"prepared ergot"
"processed cheeses are easy to spread"

{adj: published} prepared and printed for distribution and sale
"the complete published works Dickens"
<-> unpublished

{adj: raw} not treated with heat to prepare it for eating
<-> cooked

{adj: ready-to-eat} food products that are prepared in advance and can be eaten as sold

{adj: ready} completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress
"get ready"
"she is ready to resign"
"the bridge is ready to collapse"
"I am ready to work"
"ready for action"
"ready for use"
"the soup will be ready in a minute"
"ready to learn to read"
<-> unready

{adj: ripe} fully prepared or eager
"the colonists were ripe for revolution"

{adj: sanitary, healthful} free from filth and pathogens
"sanitary conditions for preparing food"
"a sanitary washroom"
<-> unsanitary

{adj: short-order} of or relating to food that can be prepared quickly
"a short-order cook"

{adj: spread} prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out
"a table spread with food"

{adj: uncultivated} (of land or fields) not prepared for raising crops
"uncultivated land"
<-> cultivated

{adj: unpremeditated} not prepared or planned in advance
"asked an unpremeditated question"

{adj: unprepared} without preparation; not prepared for
"unprepared remarks"
"the shock was unprepared"
"our treaty makers approached their immensely difficult problems unprepared"- R.E.Danielson
<-> prepared

{adj: unprocessed} not treated or prepared by a special process

{adj: unprovided for} not prepared or ready for

{adj: unready} not prepared or in a state of readiness; slow to understand or respond
"she cursed her unready tongue"
<-> ready

{adj: unripe} not fully prepared

{adv: adequately} in an adequate manner or to an adequate degree
"he was adequately prepared"
<-> inadequately

{adv: ill, badly, poorly} (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well
"he was ill prepared"
"it ill befits a man to betray old friends"
"the car runs badly"
"he performed badly on the exam"
"the team played poorly"
"ill-fitting clothes"
"an ill-conceived plan"
<-> well

{adv: insufficiently} to an insufficient degree
"he was insufficiently prepared"
<-> sufficiently

{adv: manfully, manly} in a manful manner; with qualities thought to befit a man
"having said her say Peggy manfully shouldered her burden and prepared to break up yet another home"
<-> unmanfully

{adv: under arms} armed and prepared for fighting

{n: Bradley method of childbirth, Bradley method} a method that prepares a mother for natural childbirth by providing education and exercises and nutrition and techniques of breathing and relaxation (with the assistance of the father)

{n: Chinese mustard} very hot prepared mustard

{n: French blue, French ultramarine, French ultramarine blue} ultramarine pigment prepared artificially

{n: Higher National Diploma, HND} a diploma given for vocational training that prepares the student for a career in a particular area; good students may progress to a course leading to a degree

{n: Lamaze method of childbirth, Lamaze method} a method that prepares a mother for natural childbirth; the pregnant woman (in classes and at home) practices (usually with the help of a coach) learns about the physiology of childbirth and techniques of relaxation and concentration and breathing

{n: Mace, Chemical Mace} (trademark) a liquid that temporarily disables a person; prepared as an aerosol and sprayed in the face, it irritates the eyes and causes dizziness and immobilization

{n: Opposition} the major political party opposed to the party in office and prepared to replace it if elected
"Her Majesty's loyal opposition"

{n: Pergamum} an ancient Greek city located in the western part of what is now modern Turkey; the technique of preparing sheepskins as parchment was developed here

{n: Photostat, Photostat machine} a duplicating machine that makes quick positive or negative copies directly on the surface of prepared paper

{n: Reserve Officers Training Corps, ROTC} a training program to prepare college students to be commissioned officers

{n: TV dinner} a meal that is prepared in advance and frozen; can be heated and served

{n: United States Code, U. S. Code} a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States; is prepared and published by a unit of the United States House of Representatives

{n: accountancy, accounting} the occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business

{n: air alert} the time period during which military and civilian agencies are prepared for an enemy air attack

{n: allegation, allegement} statements affirming or denying certain matters of fact that you are prepared to prove

{n: bank statement} a periodic statement prepared by a bank for each client
"I wish my bank statement arrived earlier in the month"

{n: banquet, feast, spread} a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed
"a banquet for the graduating seniors"
"the Thanksgiving feast"
"they put out quite a spread"

{n: barbituric acid, malonylurea} a white crystalline acid derived from pyrimidine; used in preparing barbiturate drugs

{n: battle fleet} a fleet of warships prepared for battle

{n: beebread, ambrosia} a mixture of nectar and pollen prepared by worker bees and fed to larvae

{n: bibliography} a list of writings with time and place of publication (such as the writings of a single author or the works referred to in preparing a document etc.)

{n: bladderwrack, black rockweed, bladder fucus, tang, Fucus vesiculosus} a common rockweed used in preparing kelp and as manure

{n: bran} food prepared from the husks of cereal grains

{n: carriage return} the operation that prepares for the next character to be printed or displayed as the first character on a line

{n: cat food, cat chow} food prepared for cats

{n: cereal} a breakfast food prepared from grain

{n: certified public accountant, CPA} an accountant who has passed certain examinations and met all other statutory and licensing requirements of a United States state to be certified by that state
"in addition to accounting and auditing, CPAs also prepare tax returns for individuals and corporations"

{n: cheese} a solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk

{n: chef's salad} the combination salad prepared as a particular chef's specialty

{n: chewing gum} a gum prepared for chewing; sweetened and flavored

{n: chicken Tetrazzini} chicken prepared in a cream sauce with mushrooms and served over pasta; usually topped with cheese

{n: chicken cacciatore, chicken cacciatora, hunter's chicken} chicken casserole prepared with tomatoes and mushrooms and herbs in the Italian style

{n: chitterlings, chitlins, chitlings} small intestines of hogs prepared as food

{n: comfort food} food that is simply prepared and gives a sense of wellbeing; typically food with a high sugar or carbohydrate content that is associated with childhood or with home cooking

{n: common stinkhorn, Phallus impudicus} a common fungus formerly used in preparing a salve for rheumatism

{n: competence hearing} a hearing to determine legal capacity (to determine whether the defendant can understand the charges and cooperate with a lawyer in preparing a defense)

{n: convenience food} any packaged dish or food that can be prepared quickly and easily as by thawing or heating

{n: cooking, cookery, preparation} the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
"cooking can be a great art"
"people are needed who have experience in cookery"
"he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

{n: copy editor, copyreader, text editor} an editor who prepares text for publication

{n: corn gluten} gluten prepared from corn

{n: corn syrup} syrup prepared from corn

{n: cornstarch, cornflour} starch prepared from the grains of corn; used in cooking as a thickener

{n: course} part of a meal served at one time
"she prepared a three course meal"

{n: cuisine, culinary art} the practice or manner of preparing food or the food so prepared

{n: cultivation} (agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops

{n: dash} a footrace run at top speed
"he is preparing for the 100-yard dash"

{n: decal, decalcomania} the art of transfering designs from specially prepared paper to a wood or glass or metal surface

{n: developer} someone who develops real estate (especially someone who prepares a site for residential or commercial use)

{n: dika bread} somewhat astringent paste prepared by grinding and heating seeds of the African wild mango; a staple food of some African peoples

{n: dish} a particular item of prepared food
"she prepared a special dish for dinner"

{n: dog food} food prepared for dogs

{n: drawing paper} paper that is specially prepared for use in drafting

{n: emplacement} military installation consisting of a prepared position for siting a weapon

{n: enemy, foe, foeman, opposition} an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)
"a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies"

{n: fast food} inexpensive food (hamburgers or chicken or milkshakes) prepared and served quickly

{n: field house} an athletic facility where athletes prepare for sport

{n: filling} (dentistry) a dental appliance consisting of any of various substances (as metal or plastic) inserted into a prepared cavity in a tooth
"when he yawned I could see the gold fillings in his teeth"
"an informal British term for `filling' is `stopping'"

{n: foodstuff, food product} a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food

{n: formulation, preparation} a substance prepared according to a formula

{n: frozen dessert} any of various desserts prepared by freezing

{n: gastronomy} the art and practice of choosing and preparing and eating good food

{n: genetic engineering, gene-splicing, recombinant DNA technology} the technology of preparing recombinant DNA in vitro by cutting up DNA molecules and splicing together fragments from more than one organism

{n: gesso} gypsum or plaster of Paris spread on a surface to make it suitable for painting or gilding (or a surface so prepared)

{n: gouache} an opaque watercolor prepared with gum

{n: grain, food grain, cereal} foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses

{n: groundwork} preliminary preparation as a basis or foundation
"we are prepared today because of groundwork that was done ten years ago"

{n: ground} (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting

{n: haute cuisine} (French) an elaborate and skillful manner of preparing food

{n: health food} any natural or prepared food popularly believed to promote good health

{n: impression} (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster
"the dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay"

{n: inlay} a decoration made by fitting pieces of wood into prepared slots in a surface

{n: jello, Jell-O} fruit-flavored dessert (trade mark Jell-O) made from a commercially prepared gelatin powder

{n: job control} a program that is called to prepare each job to be run

{n: kindergarten} a preschool for children age 4 to 6 to prepare them for primary school

{n: kitchen appliance} a home appliance used in preparing food

{n: kitchen utensil} a utensil used in preparing food

{n: kitchen} a room equipped for preparing meals

{n: lake} a purplish red pigment prepared from lac or cochineal

{n: lead} (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base
"he took a long lead off first"

{n: line feed} the operation that prepares for the next character to be printed or displayed on the next line

{n: line of battle} a line formed by troops or ships prepared to deliver or receive an attack

{n: logwood, logwood tree, campeachy, bloodwood tree, Haematoxylum campechianum} spiny shrub or small tree of Central America and West Indies having bipinnate leaves and racemes of small bright yellow flowers and yielding a hard brown or brownish-red heartwood used in preparing a black dye

{n: logwood} very hard brown to brownish-red heartwood of a logwood tree; used in preparing a purplish red dye

{n: lumber, timber} the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material

{n: lumbering} the trade of cutting or preparing or selling timber

{n: lye hominy} hominy prepared by bleaching in lye

{n: macaroni and cheese} macaroni prepared in a cheese sauce

{n: marijuana, marihuana, ganja, Cannabis sativa} a strong-smelling plant from whose dried leaves a number of euphoriant and hallucinogenic drugs are prepared

{n: menstrual cycle} a recurring cycle (beginning at menarche and ending at menopause) in which the endometrial lining of the uterus prepares for pregnancy; if pregnancy does not occur the lining is shed at menstruation
"the average menstrual cycle is 28 days"

{n: militarism} a political orientation of a people or a government to maintain a strong military force and to be prepared to use it aggressively to defend or promote national interests

{n: mix, premix} a commercially prepared mixture of dry ingredients

{n: mixology} skill in preparing mixed drinks

{n: mulligatawny} a soup of eastern India that is flavored with curry; prepared with a meat or chicken base

{n: mustard sauce} prepared mustard thinned with vinegar and getable oil with sugar and seasonings

{n: mustard, table mustard} pungent powder or paste prepared from ground mustard seeds

{n: new line} the operation that prepares for the next character to be printed or displayed as the first character on the next line

{n: octopus} tentacles of octopus prepared as food

{n: offspring, materialization, materialisation} something that comes into existence as a result
"industrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the French Revolution's various socialistic offspring"
"this skyscraper is the solid materialization of his efforts"

{n: ordinary} a clergyman appointed to prepare condemned prisoners for death

{n: orzo} pasta shaped like pearls of barley; frequently prepared with lamb in Greek cuisine

{n: oyster bar} a bar (as in a restaurant) that specializes in oysters prepared in different ways

{n: pace lap} the first lap of a car race that prepares the cars for a fast start

{n: parchment, sheepskin, lambskin} skin of a sheep or goat prepared for writing on

{n: pearl hominy} hominy prepared by milling to pellets of medium size

{n: petfood, pet-food, pet food} food prepared for animal pets

{n: pharmaceutical, pharmaceutic} drug or medicine that is prepared or dispensed in pharmacies and used in medical treatment

{n: pharmacist, druggist, chemist, apothecary, pill pusher, pill roller} a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs

{n: pharmacy, pharmaceutics} the art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines,

{n: photogravure} printing from an intaglio plate prepared by photographic methods

{n: playing field, athletic field, playing area, field} a piece of land prepared for playing a game
"the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"

{n: poliovirus vaccine} vaccine prepared from poliovirus to provide immunity to poliomyelitis

{n: potassium ferrocyanide, yellow prussiate of potash} a cyanide compound that is prepared by the reaction of potassium cyanide with ferrous salts; commonly used by gardeners

{n: preemployment training program} a training program to prepare you for employment

{n: presentation} the act of making something publicly available; presenting news or other information by broadcasting or printing it
"he prepared his presentation carefully in advance"


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