2016年12月22日 星期四

beacon, huge, heyday, hey



Some of Britain’s best-loved ales are seeing an explosion of interest from Asia. (via BBC Capital)


Norman Miller looks behind the numbers to examine their new-found popularity.
BBC.COM|由 NORMAN MILLER 上傳



Malaysia Airlines said it hadn’t replaced an expired battery on a locator beacon on Flight 370. The effectiveness of the beacon may decrease once the battery expires.
This meeting is vital because the FCC is considering policies that will likely...
Washington Post


1. on Page 23:" ... strongly Irish membership. The nonconformist chapels, moral beacons to many in the Victorian heyday, were now suffering from falling membership"

2. on Page 38:

" ... with much-needed innovation in architecture and design, without precedent since the

heyday of Norman Shaw"

3. on Page 64:

" ... best that had been generally known since the late-Victorian heyday"


4. on Page 102:

"been in the heyday of the Beatles and the `swinging sixties'. As the economy began to recover with an export-led growth in 1995-7, commentators puzzled over the apparent absence of a `feel ... "



GM's demise comes after the longest death scene in history. Its heyday was the postwar period up to the 1970s, when, to a degree unmatched before or since, this one company was management. Peter Drucker, the discipline's first and most respected chronicler, wrote the seminal Concept of the Corporation after observing the company for two years in the 1950s, and its pioneering multidivisional structure - with a separate division corresponding to each market segment, from Chevrolet to Cadillac - had a huge influence on the shape of other large firms.








huge


発音
hjúːdʒ | hjúːdʒ
[形](hug・er, hug・est)

ADJECTIVE

  • 1Extremely large; enormous:
    ‘a huge area’
    ‘huge amounts of money’
    1. 1.1 Of great importance or seriousness:
      ‘she's made a huge mistake’
      ‘this could be the start of something huge for you’
    2. 1.2informal Extremely popular or successful:
      ‘while he may be unknown in the American mainstream, he's huge in Britain’

1 (かさ・形・量などの点で)非常に大きい,巨大[莫大(ばくだい)]な
a huge man
巨人
a huge pile of leaves
落ち葉の大きな山.
[類語]対象物がきわめて大きいことを表す語としては,hugeとenormousがもっとも一般的. 両者は場所の広がりや距離の長さにも用いるが,この意味ではhugeのほうがふつう. massiveは対象が巨大というだけでなく,堅くて重いという感じを,colossalは驚きの気持ちを伴う. immenseやvastは場所の広大さ,距離の長大さを表す語で,後者は特に住む人がまばら,との意味合いを含む.
2 (範囲・程度などの点で)無限の
a huge undertaking
大事業.
huge・ly
[副]大いに.
huge・ness
[名][U]巨大さ.

heyday
n.

The period of greatest popularity, success, or power; prime.

[Perhaps alteration of heyda, exclamation of pleasure, probably alteration of Middle English hey, hey.]

hey

interj.

Used to attract attention or to express surprise, appreciation, wonder, or pleasure.

REGIONAL NOTE Traditionally, hey was just an exclamation. Sometimes it expressed delight, sometimes a warning. Nowadays we find it used for emphasis as well, especially in the expression but hey. It is also a greeting. It is a short, colloquial version of How are you? and thus close kin to the informal salutation hi, which it seems to be replacing in many situations. Until recently, this greeting had a distinctly Southern flavor. The national survey conducted in the 1960s by the Dictionary of American Regional English found hey as a greeting restricted chiefly to Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas. The friendly hey has since spread throughout the United States.




beaconLine breaks: bea¦con
Pronunciation: /ˈbiːk(ə)n/


Definition of beacon in English:

noun

1fire or light set up in a high or prominent position as a warningsignal, or celebration:chain of beacons carried the newsher red hair was like a beacon in the nightfigurative the prospect of a new government was a beacon of hope for millions
1.1[OFTEN IN PLACE NAMES] British hill suitable for a beacon:Ivinghoe Beacon
1.2A light or other visible object serving as a signal,warning, or guide at sea, on an airfieldetc.
1.3radio transmitter whose signal helps to fix the position of a ship, aircraft, or spacecraft.

Origin

Old English bēacn 'sign, portent, ensign', of West Germanic origin; related to beckon.

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