From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Accommodation \Ac*com`mo*da"tion\, n. [L. accommodatio, fr.
   accommodare: cf. F. accommodation.]
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   1. The act of fitting or adapting, or the state of being
      fitted or adapted; adaptation; adjustment; -- followed by
      to. "The organization of the body with accommodation to
      its functions." --Sir M. Hale.
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   2. Willingness to accommodate; obligingness.
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   3. Whatever supplies a want or affords ease, refreshment, or
      convenience; anything furnished which is desired or
      needful; -- often in the plural; as, the accommodations --
      that is, lodgings and food -- at an inn.    --Sir W.
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   4. An adjustment of differences; state of agreement;
      reconciliation; settlement. "To come to terms of
      accommodation." --Macaulay.
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   5. The application of a writer's language, on the ground of
      analogy, to something not originally referred to or
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            Many of those quotations from the Old Testament were
            probably intended as nothing more than
            accommodations.                       --Paley.
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   6. (Com.)
      (a) A loan of money.
      (b) An accommodation bill or note.
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   Accommodation bill, or note (Com.), a bill of exchange
      which a person accepts, or a note which a person makes and
      delivers to another, not upon a consideration received,
      but for the purpose of raising money on credit.

   Accommodation coach, or train, one running at moderate
      speed and stopping at all or nearly all stations.

   Accommodation ladder (Naut.), a light ladder hung over the
      side of a ship at the gangway, useful in ascending from,
      or descending to, small boats.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Note \Note\, n. [AS. notu use, profit.]
   Need; needful business. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Note \Note\, n. [F. note, L. nota; akin to noscere, notum, to
   know. See Know.]
   1. A mark or token by which a thing may be known; a visible
      sign; a character; a distinctive mark or feature; a
      characteristic quality.
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            Whosoever appertain to the visible body of the
            church, they have also the notes of external
            profession.                           --Hooker.
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            She [the Anglican church] has the note of
            possession, the note of freedom from party
            titles,the note of life -- a tough life and a
            vigorous.                             --J. H.
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            What a note of youth, of imagination, of impulsive
            eagerness, there was through it all ! --Mrs. Humphry
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   2. A mark, or sign, made to call attention, to point out
      something to notice, or the like; a sign, or token,
      proving or giving evidence.
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   3. A brief remark; a marginal comment or explanation; hence,
      an annotation on a text or author; a comment; a critical,
      explanatory, or illustrative observation.
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            The best writers have been perplexed with notes, and
            obscured with illustrations.          --Felton.
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   4. A brief writing intended to assist the memory; a
      memorandum; a minute.
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   5. pl. Hence, a writing intended to be used in speaking;
      memoranda to assist a speaker, being either a synopsis, or
      the full text of what is to be said; as, to preach from
      notes; also, a reporter's memoranda; the original report
      of a speech or of proceedings.
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   6. A short informal letter; a billet.
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   7. A diplomatic missive or written communication.
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   8. A written or printed paper acknowledging a debt, and
      promising payment; as, a promissory note; a note of hand;
      a negotiable note.
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   9. A list of items or of charges; an account. [Obs.]
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            Here is now the smith's note for shoeing. --Shak.
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   10. (Mus.)
       (a) A character, variously formed, to indicate the length
           of a tone, and variously placed upon the staff to
           indicate its pitch. Hence:
       (b) A musical sound; a tone; an utterance; a tune.
       (c) A key of the piano or organ.
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                 The wakeful bird . . . tunes her nocturnal
                 note.                            --Milton.
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                 That note of revolt against the eighteenth
                 century, which we detect in Goethe, was struck
                 by Winckelmann.                  --W. Pater.
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   11. Observation; notice; heed.
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             Give orders to my servants that they take
             No note at all of our being absent hence. --Shak.
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   12. Notification; information; intelligence. [Obs.]
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             The king . . . shall have note of this. --Shak.
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   13. State of being under observation. [Obs.]
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             Small matters . . . continually in use and in note.
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   14. Reputation; distinction; as, a poet of note.
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             There was scarce a family of note which had not
             poured out its blood on the field or the scaffold.
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   15. Stigma; brand; reproach. [Obs.] --Shak.
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   Note of hand, a promissory note.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Note \Note\ (n[=o]t), v. t. [AS. hn[imac]tan to strike against,
   imp. hn[=a]t.]
   To butt; to push with the horns. [Prov. Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Note \Note\ (n[=o]t). [AS. n[=a]t; ne not + w[=a]t wot. See
   Not, and Wot.]
   Know not; knows not. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Note \Note\, n.
   Nut. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Note \Note\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Noted; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Noting.] [F. noter, L. notare, fr. nota. See Note, n.]
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   1. To notice with care; to observe; to remark; to heed; to
      attend to. --Pope.
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            No more of that; I have noted it well. --Shak.
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            The world will little note, nor long remember, what
            we say here, but it can never forget what they did
            here.                                 --Abraham

   2. To record in writing; to make a memorandum of.
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            Every unguarded word . . . was noted down.
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   3. To charge, as with crime (with of or for before the thing
      charged); to brand. [Obs.]
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            They were both noted of incontinency. --Dryden.
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   4. To denote; to designate. --Johnson.
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   5. To annotate. [R.] --W. H. Dixon.
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   6. To set down in musical characters.
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   To note a bill or To note a draft, to record on the back
      of it a refusal of acceptance, as the ground of a protest,
      which is done officially by a notary.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Raise \Raise\ (r[=a]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Raised (r[=a]zd);
   p. pr. & vb. n. Raising.] [OE. reisen, Icel. reisa,
   causative of r[imac]sa to rise. See Rise, and cf. Rear to
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   1. To cause to rise; to bring from a lower to a higher place;
      to lift upward; to elevate; to heave; as, to raise a stone
      or weight. Hence, figuratively: 
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      (a) To bring to a higher condition or situation; to
          elevate in rank, dignity, and the like; to increase
          the value or estimation of; to promote; to exalt; to
          advance; to enhance; as, to raise from a low estate;
          to raise to office; to raise the price, and the like.
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                This gentleman came to be raised to great
                titles.                           --Clarendon.
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                The plate pieces of eight were raised three
                pence in the piece.               --Sir W.
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      (b) To increase the strength, vigor, or vehemence of; to
          excite; to intensify; to invigorate; to heighten; as,
          to raise the pulse; to raise the voice; to raise the
          spirits or the courage; to raise the heat of a
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      (c) To elevate in degree according to some scale; as, to
          raise the pitch of the voice; to raise the temperature
          of a room.
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   2. To cause to rise up, or assume an erect position or
      posture; to set up; to make upright; as, to raise a mast
      or flagstaff. Hence: 
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      (a) To cause to spring up from a recumbent position, from
          a state of quiet, or the like; to awaken; to arouse.
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                They shall not awake, nor be raised out of their
                sleep.                            --Job xiv. 12.
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      (b) To rouse to action; to stir up; to incite to tumult,
          struggle, or war; to excite.
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                He commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind.
                                                  --Ps. cvii.
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                Aeneas . . . employs his pains,
                In parts remote, to raise the Tuscan swains.
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      (c) To bring up from the lower world; to call up, as a
          spirit from the world of spirits; to recall from
          death; to give life to.
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                Why should it be thought a thing incredible with
                you, that God should raise the dead ? --Acts
                                                  xxvi. 8.
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   3. To cause to arise, grow up, or come into being or to
      appear; to give rise to; to originate, produce, cause,
      effect, or the like. Hence, specifically: 
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      (a) To form by the accumulation of materials or
          constituent parts; to build up; to erect; as, to raise
          a lofty structure, a wall, a heap of stones.
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                I will raise forts against thee.  --Isa. xxix.
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      (b) To bring together; to collect; to levy; to get
          together or obtain for use or service; as, to raise
          money, troops, and the like. "To raise up a rent."
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      (c) To cause to grow; to procure to be produced, bred, or
          propagated; to grow; as, to raise corn, barley, hops,
          etc.; toraise cattle. "He raised sheep." "He raised
          wheat where none grew before." --Johnson's Dict.
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   Note: In some parts of the United States, notably in the
         Southern States, raise is also commonly applied to the
         rearing or bringing up of children.
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               I was raised, as they say in Virginia, among the
               mountains of the North.            --Paulding.
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      (d) To bring into being; to produce; to cause to arise,
          come forth, or appear; -- often with up.
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                I will raise them up a prophet from among their
                brethren, like unto thee.         --Deut. xviii.
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                God vouchsafes to raise another world
                From him [Noah], and all his anger to forget.
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      (e) To give rise to; to set agoing; to occasion; to start;
          to originate; as, to raise a smile or a blush.
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                Thou shalt not raise a false report. --Ex.
                                                  xxiii. 1.
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      (f) To give vent or utterance to; to utter; to strike up.
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                Soon as the prince appears, they raise a cry.
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      (g) To bring to notice; to submit for consideration; as,
          to raise a point of order; to raise an objection.
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   4. To cause to rise, as by the effect of leaven; to make
      light and spongy, as bread.
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            Miss Liddy can dance a jig, and raise paste.
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   5. (Naut.)
      (a) To cause (the land or any other object) to seem higher
          by drawing nearer to it; as, to raise Sandy Hook
      (b) To let go; as in the command, Raise tacks and sheets,
          i. e., Let go tacks and sheets.
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   6. (Law) To create or constitute; as, to raise a use, that
      is, to create it. --Burrill.
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   To raise a blockade (Mil.), to remove or break up a
      blockade, either by withdrawing the ships or forces
      employed in enforcing it, or by driving them away or
      dispersing them.

   To raise a check, note, bill of exchange, etc., to
      increase fraudulently its nominal value by changing the
      writing, figures, or printing in which the sum payable is

   To raise a siege, to relinquish an attempt to take a place
      by besieging it, or to cause the attempt to be

   To raise steam, to produce steam of a required pressure.

   To raise the wind, to procure ready money by some temporary
      expedient. [Colloq.]

   To raise Cain, or To raise the devil, to cause a great
      disturbance; to make great trouble. [Slang]
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   Syn: To lift; exalt; elevate; erect; originate; cause;
        produce; grow; heighten; aggravate; excite.
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