Essays Tagged: "Dictionaries"


word euthanasia came from a Greek phrase eu thanatos, meaning "well-death," or dying without pain. Dictionaries define euthanasia as "an act or method of causing death painlessly" or "the practice of ...

(11 pages) 398 0 4.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law


dictionary's meaning for a patriot is someone who is loyal to and supports their country. All these dictionaries define a patriot as being loyal to their country. But patriotism isn't just about lovin ...

(4 pages) 73 0 4.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

What is Politics?

e, and the political system used in the society.It is obvious that the definitions given by various dictionaries and theorists such as Plato, Aristotle or Bernard Crick show very considerable differen ...

(4 pages) 144 0 4.2 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Dr. Jekkyl and Mr. Hyde: Domination of Evil.

The term "Jekyll and Hyde", now a part of our common language, can be found in most dictionaries. Random dictionary definitions of "Jekyll and Hyde" include: 1) "One who has quasi-schi ...

(3 pages) 38 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

To Be Civil: A Means to a Better World. What does it mean to be civilized? An essay about the elements that help one become a civilized individual. Uses literary refrences to enhance the text.

To Be Civil: A Means to a Better WorldIf one were to look in many dictionaries, the meaning of the word civil would be different in each one. This is because a single ...

(4 pages) 26 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Greed is Good.

more harm than good. Several religions see greed as a sin, together with sloth, lust and gluttony. Dictionaries define greed as an excessive desire to acquire or possess more than what one needs or d ...

(4 pages) 92 2 4.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Dantes Purpose in Writing The Divine Comedy as Expressed in Cantos I through III of Dantes Inferno

onnections. Dante is in the dark because he is guilty of one of the seven deadly sins, Acedia. Some dictionaries give "sloth" or "laziness" as a meaning for acedia, but it is more than physical lazine ...

(5 pages) 105 0 4.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Globalization: angel or devil?

ield these days. On one hand, globalization is such a new word that it is not even included in some dictionaries. But in general terms, globalization can be defined as a raising in cross-border transa ...

(3 pages) 142 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Accounting Principles

and not a science, there seems to be a little consensus on an accurate definition of the term. Many dictionaries do not provide a direct definition but define the term 'accountant' as one liable to re ...

(7 pages) 708 0 4.2 Apr/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers


If that is the case then hypertext exist even before computers. A lot of books like encyclopedias, dictionaries, novels and even the Bible use small reference numbers that send you to footnotes, endn ...

(2 pages) 48 1 4.1 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Huxley's Happiness

Aldous Huxley, human happiness is very much different than the findings of Freud, the definition of dictionaries, or even that of the present public's opinion. To Huxley, happiness is like all human e ...

(4 pages) 45 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A World without Hero

the way they worshiped god(s). People deified the heroes, making them the models of the society.In dictionaries, a hero is defined as "a person distinguished by extraordinary courage and noble qualit ...

(1 pages) 31 0 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Why there is terrorism in the U.S.

use of terrorism as a means of revenge and pure sport and also as a means of suppression. While the dictionaries definitions says that it is the use coercion to promote certain ideologies, some of the ...

(6 pages) 86 0 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues


Probably you are aware what the term reform means. Modern dictionaries define it as a change made to a system or organization, in order to improve or remove u ...

(1 pages) 17 0 1.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Agile Manufacturing

n at the right time under the faster and flexible way.Analysis of the concept:Agility is defined in dictionaries as quick moving, nimble and active. For attaining the fast dynamic ability, the establi ...

(4 pages) 55 0 3.5 Feb/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

The Implications of Digital Convergence

effort, and possibly money or bulky paperwork. Popular texts were confined to books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and written or typewritten documents. Television and radio were no different than they ... rmation in the world, the Internet, makes all forms of media at an equal distance: your fingertips. Dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauruses, and other informative texts are almost always included wit ...

(2 pages) 65 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

What Is "Good" and Must We Be Good?

What is good? According to most dictionaries, being good is "...That which is righteous or virtuous; having or showing an upright vi ...

(2 pages) 45 0 1.7 May/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Dreams - physical and metaphysical aspect

Dreams - Mirrors of our Subconscious Mind What is a dream? Some dictionaries say, "A series of thoughts, images, and emotions that occur during sleep" (Webster's). ...

(15 pages) 50 0 2.3 May/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays

"Ethical axioms are found and tested not very differently from the axioms of science. Truth is what stands the test of time." Critically evaluate this claim.

hat is accepted as true without proof as the basis for argument; a postulate (The American Heritage Dictionaries). Ethical axioms in essence are those principles that are accepted by society and are o ...

(7 pages) 23 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

A reaction to Marcus Cicero's quote "History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time..."

on, a meaning to the word "history," yet it is a more in-depth definition than what can be found in dictionaries. According to Cicero, time is a "witness" to events, but unlike humans, animals, or pla ...

(2 pages) 29 0 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy