-ment

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • -ment A suffix denoting that which does a thing; an act or process; the result of an act or process; state or condition; as, aliment, that which nourishes, ornament, increment; fragment, piece broken, segment; abridgment, act of abridging, imprisonment, movement, adjournment; amazement, state of being amazed, astonishment.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. -ment, L. -mentum,

Usage

In literature:

The aim and purpose of that sacrifice was to bring about atonement, that is, at-one-ment, the setting at one, at peace.
"The Worship of the Church" by Jacob A. Regester
Pullman service is crammed wid dead-head helpehs now de Guv'ment's runnin' de lines.
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
She has taken the form of Mentes, the King of a neighboring tribe; she is in disguise as she usually is when she appears on earth.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
The gov'ment won't let the police to marry.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
Nor the guv'ment can't neither.
"Judith of the Cumberlands" by Alice MacGowan
I HERD THEM SAYING THEY MENT TO ATACK YURE FORT AT NITEFAL.
"The Talking Horse" by F. Anstey
On the return of Mentes, he accompanied him to Colophon, where he became totally blind.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
I was 'spectin' the gov'ment boat 'long most every day, and so couldn't cum any sooner.
"Uncle Terry" by Charles Clark Munn
I'd stan' by ye, Tiny, if he had the hull cussed Gov'ment at yer back.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
Our Scotchies an' lashins av Gurkys was poundin' into some Paythan rig'ments, I think 'twas.
"Soldier Stories" by Rudyard Kipling
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In poetry:

Well I wot what here is ment
And thoughe a talle yt seeme,
Shadowes haue their substance bye
And so of this, esteeme.
"The Faire Amarillis" by Edward Dyer
Ed io, che, trepido,--di questa effimera
Mia vita medito--l'ora novissima,
Reco nell'intima--mente una vaga
Scienza presaga:
"Sera" by Ferdinando Fontana
L'amore e` un campo in cui non resta zolla
Da fecondare; senza scrosci e` l'ira;
Il nostro corpo e una corteccia frolla,
Mentre la mente a nuovi cieli aspira.
"Noja Letteraria" by Ferdinando Fontana
Perchè dal dí ch'empia licenza e Marte
Vestivan me del lor sanguineo manto,
Cieca è la mente e guasto il core, ed arte
La fame d'oro, arte è in me fatta, e vanto.
"Non Son Chi Fui; Perí Di Noi Gran Parte" by Ugo Foscolo
They be a-païd, because they be a-zent
By corn-law vo'k that be the poor man's friends,
To tell us all how we mid gaïn our ends,
A-zendèn peäpers up to Parli'ment.
"Eclogue:--The Times" by William Barnes
Oh!... Scellerate
Aberrazioni!... Oh!... Mia povera mente!
Oh!... Accesa lava dei miei fervidi anni!
Deh'... Perdonate!... Io sono un pazzo!... Io piango
E son solo!...
"Meriggio" by Ferdinando Fontana

In news:

The Public Works Board on Tuesday approved a bare bones list of capital im prove ment projects for the coming biennium consisting primarily of essential maintenance work.
The New York Depart-ment of Environmental Conservation announced nearly $1 million in urban forestry grants going to 66 municipalities/organiza-tions around the state.
It's not a traditional America anymore, la mented Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly after the reelection of President Obama.
Lake County resident Glorianne Fahs will be awarded the Florida State Genealogical Society's 2012 Florida Genealogy Outstanding Achieve-ment Award Friday at the FSGS annual conference in Deerfield Beach.
The Roscoe girls finished third at Highland 's tourna-ment after beating Eldorado 40-19.
Nisha Moodley's commit- ment to healthy eating turned into an obsession that took over her life.
Attackers published two phony blog posts that claimed to report on major defeats and setbacks for the rebel Free Syrian Army that is fighting a bloody conflict with the Syrian govern ment.
Miller-Jones Mortuary in Hemet is handling arrange - ments.
Confederate re-enact ors line their re-creation of the Bloody Angle's defenses during a re-enact ment of the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.
Battle of Gettysburg 2001 re-enact ment.
Interview with young re-enact or at the Battle of Chancellorsville 2000 re-enact ment.
Battle of Fredericksburg 2000 re-enact ment.
This year, Gypsum Creek Middle School and Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy will join Homestake Peak in a re-enact ment of the Battle of Shiloh at Maloit Park on Friday.
The re-enact ment was part of a VIP luncheon on Tuesday honoring the Tuskegee Airmen at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg.
Hemet lacked the financial resources to buy the 40 fourplex Crestwood Apart ments, so the city put its efforts into revitalizing the neighborhood.
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In science:

For atmospheres dominated by heavier ele ments the effect is considerably reduced, and the blackbody fit gives a good ap proximation to the temperature.
Young Neutron Stars and Their Wind Nebulae
The 6dF data, details of spectral subtype identi fication and com ments on individual spectra are presented in Section 4.
Five WC9 stars discovered in the AAO/UKST H-alpha Survey
In the SHG experi[L(ω ) : ˆe(ω )].[L(ω ) : ˆe(ω )]. ment, the field vectors of the incoming and out-going light beams are controlled by the experimenter; once these field vectors are fixed, the tensorial Fresnel factors are also fixed quantities.
Reconsideration of Second Harmonic Generation from neat Air/Water Interface: Broken of Kleinman Symmetry from Dipolar Contribution
The enhanced gamma radiation at 14 kpc was already observed in the original discovery paper of the excess (Hunter et al. 1997) and called “cosmic enhance ment factor ”.
EGRET Excess of Diffuse Galactic Gamma Rays as Tracer of Dark Matter
The interspacecraft link is assumed to be continuously established after final deploy ment (at ∼ 15◦ off the Sun), since the spacecraft never lose line of sight with one another.
The Science, Technology and Mission Design for the Laser Astrometric Test of Relativity
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