• the Goddess Adopts The King by Suckling Him
    the Goddess Adopts The King by Suckling Him
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj adoptive acquired as your own by free choice "my adopted state","an adoptive country"
    • adj adoptive of parents and children; related by adoption "adoptive parents"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Gregorian calendar was introduced by Pope Gregory in 1582 AD, and was adopted by Great Britain and the English colonies in 1752.
    • a Adoptive Pertaining to adoption; made or acquired by adoption; fitted to adopt; as, an adoptive father, an child; an adoptive language.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: OK is the most successful of all Americanisms. It has invaded hundreds of other languages and been adopted by them as a word. Mencken claims that US troops deployed overseas during WWII found it already in use by Bedouins in the Sahara to the Japanese in the Pacific. It was also the fourth word spoken on the surface of the moon. It stands for oll korrect, a misspelling of all correct.
    • adoptive Fitted for or given to adopting: as, a receptive and adoptive language. Constituted by adoption; adopting or adopted: as, an adoptive father or son. Assumed: as, “adoptive and cheerful boldness,” Milton, Ref. in Eng., i.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The steel industry, in 1943, introduced the 5-day, 40 hour work week. Henry Ford adopted it in 1926.
    • Adoptive that adopts or is adopted
    • ***


  • Novalis
    “My opinion, my conviction, gains immensely in strength and sureness the minute a second mind as adopted it.”
  • Raymond Holliwell
    Raymond Holliwell
    “Each experience through which we pass operates ultimately for our good. This is a correct attitude to adopt and we must be able to see it in that light.”
  • Hans Selye
    Hans Selye
    “Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.”
  • Mark Twain
    “The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them.”
  • Mark Twain
    “The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. adoptivus,: cf. F. adoptif,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. adoptāread, to, and, optāre, to choose.


In literature:

Switzerland was one of the first countries to adopt Pietism.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
For barley and oats the same method is adopted.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris
Pope, in fact, was evidently ashamed of the attitude which he had not unnaturally adopted to his correspondent.
"Alexander Pope" by Leslie Stephen
The surname of Africanus, which he had inherited by adoption, had now been acquired by his own exploits.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
This method is not a good or a durable one, and should only be adopted in old work when the edges of the bricks are broken or irregular.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
Their report was sustained by the House, and a resolution to suspend the prohibitory article was adopted.
"The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Jefferson Davis
The wise policy of neutrality adopted by Washington received the hearty concurrence of Adams.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
The federal Constitution was adopted September 17, 1787.
"Albert Gallatin" by John Austin Stevens
In the end the revised projects were adopted.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
He made the practice common in England, and the Austin Company adopted it on his joining them in this country.
"The Recent Revolution in Organ Building" by George Laing Miller
In the spiritual department a similar end is pursued, but the adoption of similar means there would not tend to insure success.
"The Parables of Our Lord" by William Arnot
Course of Intellectual Discipline adopted.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
The expression adopted, viz.
"History of the Origin, Formation, and Adoption of the Constitution of the United States, Vol. 2" by George Ticknor Curtis
This provision secured that if an ecclesiastical prince adopted the Lutheran faith, he was to be deprived of his principality.
"A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)" by Thomas M. Lindsay
The heralds adopted the figure of speech termed synecdoche, which adopts a part to represent the whole.
"Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art" by John Vinycomb
But will such a plan be adopted out of doors?
"The Journal of the Debates in the Convention which Framed the Constitution of the United States" by James Madison
Now it happens that I can afford to adopt the child, if she lives, and is not claimed by relatives.
"The Pillar of Light" by Louis Tracy
Mr. Erskine the younger was but a child when they adopted him.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur
Profiting by the experience of 1848-50, the workingmen now adopted a new plan.
"Syndicalism in France" by Louis Levine
A long period would prevent an adoption of the plan: it ought to do so.
"The Journal of the Debates in the Convention which framed the Constitution of the United States, Volume II (of 2)" by James Madison

In poetry:

The wrath of his Sire he did fully efface —
He made us his sons by adoption and grace —
He gave us a share in the kingdom of God —
Then still, whilst we live, let us Jesus applaud!
"A Rehearsal Of Christ's Love Towards The World" by Rees Prichard
Christ must make us the sons of his heavenly Sire
(By adoption and grace, we that right may acquire)
And make us the heirs of the Godhead above,
E'er we, howe'er good, can to Eden remove.
"Another Piece Of Advice To Sinners To Come To Christ" by Rees Prichard
With our Maker, old Adam at odds did us set,
Entirely unable to pay our vast debt;
E'er we can be friends, we to Christ must repair,
Who, through grace and adoption will make each his heir.
"Another Piece Of Advice To Sinners To Come To Christ" by Rees Prichard
after their two adopted: she has a month to go
and Henry has (perhaps) many months to go
until another Spring
wakens another Henry, with far to go;
far to go, pal.
My pussy-willow ceased. The tiger-lily dreamed.
"Dream Song 109: She mentioned 'worthless' & he took it in" by John Berryman
How long? the ruined skies complain,
In prayer for the eternal calm; With sighs of storm and tears of rain,
They chant their lamentable psalm
When shall the blissful light be born,
The beauty of Adoption's morn?
"The Travail Of The Creation" by Samuel John Stone
And I wish with all my art, some night in MY night gownd,
I could find a note stitched for ten or twenty pound)—
There came a lady forrard, that most honorable did say,
She'd adopt this little baby, which her parents cast away.
"The Lamentable Ballad Of The Foundling Of Shoreditch" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

But last weekend he showed the bond he's formed with his adopted home and his new fans, paying homage to their long wait for an MLS Cup.
The President of Iran warned today that his Government might adopt "a more serious stance" if the fighting continued between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the official Iranian press agency reported.
Adopting a shelter pet dig it.
Arya Group of Colleges in Jaipur Adopts IEEE Computer Society SWEBOK and CSDA Programs.
Dog adopts, saves kitten as though it were pup.
ASEAN leaders to adopt rights pact despite protest.
S outheast Asian leaders plan to adopt a human rights declaration aimed at fighting torture and illegal arrests in a region notorious for violations, despite criticism that the pact falls short of international standards.
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia—Southeast Asian leaders plan to adopt a human rights declaration aimed at fighting torture and illegal arrests in a region notorious for violations, despite criticism that the pact falls short of international standards.
Explores the complexity of gay, trans-racial adoption.
Olney with Curly who recently had successful surgery and is up for adoption.
The Champlin City Council adopted the assessment roll for the 2012 Street Reclaim and Pave project.
SANTA CLARA, CA — Assimilate ( is seeing adoption of its Scratch Lab digital dailies system in recent months.
The Long family is still waiting for a $67,000 tax refund, after adopting four children last year and claiming the adoption tax credit back in February.
Because of it, over 1800 " Angels " have come to share with Washington their adoption experience and left with a renewed excitement of all that adoption makes possible," said Kathleen Strottman, Executive Director of the Congressional C...
Every artifact -adopter gets a Certificate of Adoption with their artifact 's photo and story, and a behind-the-scenes tour of The History Museum of Mobile.

In science:

As a rule of thumb, we adopt the criterion that black hole perturbation theory is likely to be effective if the real part of S differs from unity by less than a factor of two (when reaching the maximum) outside of our estimated location for the horizon.
Modeling gravitational radiation from coalescing binary black holes
Instead, we adopt a very basic earlystage model which takes no information directly from the PN treatment.
Modeling gravitational radiation from coalescing binary black holes
Let us adopt the hypothesis that the full wave train is a “normal” burst, and consider whether our results contradict the hypothesis. A key point is that neighboring observers of the full wavetrain, which were initially quiescent, will not be at rest in the middle of the wavetrain, where our wave starts.
Modeling gravitational radiation from coalescing binary black holes
If we provisionally adopt the normal burst hypothesis, it is then most reasonable to perform the integrations required in Figure 33 with the integration constants set such that the strains approach zero at the end of the burst.
Modeling gravitational radiation from coalescing binary black holes
We find these results convincing enough to merit their adoption, among interested researchers, as a provisional description for relevant astrophysical work, such as in the development of strategies for observation of gravitational waves.
Modeling gravitational radiation from coalescing binary black holes
Fig. 1.— Equilibrium curve for the adopted cooling function.
The nonlinear development of the thermal instability in the atomic ISM and its interaction with random fluctuations
In the present work we adopt a different method (an embedding method), expecting an improvement in the usability of the program.
GR@PPA_4b: A Four Bottom Quark Production Event Generator for PP/PPbar Collisions
Voisin in [V1] and [V2], and adopted by the author in [P] to study the geometry of subvarieties having geometric genus zero on a general hypersurface.
Subvarieties of general type on a general projective hypersurface
We adopt the following notational conventions: the coordinates are xµ = (t, r) = (t, rx , ry , rz ), xµ = (t, −rx , −ry , −rz ) and the metric tensor is g µν = gµν = diag(1, −1, −1, −1).
Simple solutions of relativistic hydrodynamics for cylindrically symmetric systems
In this paper, we adopted their integral expression as the definition of Bott-Chern forms.
Higher arithmetic K-theory
Alternative approaches could be adopted in order to obtain the microcanonical averages < Nup (E ) > and < Ndn (E ) > required by BHM.
Simple Dynamics for Broad Histogram Method
Thus, in choosing the particular dynamic rule to be adopted, one is not restricted to obey any detailed balance condition, or other similar complications concerning different energy levels.
Simple Dynamics for Broad Histogram Method
Second, BHM accuracy is indeed better, when the same set of averaging states obtained by multicanonical recipes, for instance, is adopted .
Simple Dynamics for Broad Histogram Method
Concluding this part, one possible way to implement BHM is to adopt, for instance, one of the many available multicanonical dynamics, or any other obeying some detailed balance condition (perhaps, is the best one) in order to measure the BHM quantities < Nup (E ) > and < Ndn (E ) >.
Simple Dynamics for Broad Histogram Method
Another possibility is to profit from that feature by adopting new dynamic rules which provide a uniform visitation within each energy level separately.
Simple Dynamics for Broad Histogram Method