2017年1月8日 星期日

broadside, acquisitive, acquisition






And facing them were Kitaj, then 64, and his friends and fellow British painters – Lucian Freud, David Hockney, Howard Hodgkin, Frank Auerbach and others – who, letters now reveal, disagreed among themselves about how this savage and apparently highly personal broadside might best be countered.

In a rare public broadside, IBM Chief Executive Samuel J. Palmisano said he doesn't worry about companies such as H-P that have slashed their investments in core technologies and need to make expensive acquisitions to keep up.

'Winter King'

By THOMAS PENN
Reviewed by MIRANDA SEYMOUR
Thomas Penn offers a portrait of the peaceful if acquisitive reign of Henry VII.

acquisitive[ac・quis・i・tive]
  • 発音記号[əkwízətiv]
[形]
1 ((形式・しばしば軽蔑))(知識・情報などを)取得しようとする, (富・土地などを)得ようとする((of ...));貪欲な, がめつい
the acquisitive instinct
物欲本能
an acquisitive mind
向学心[利欲心](のある人)
be acquisitive of new ideas
新しい考えを求めている.
2 取得[獲得]することができる.
ac・quis・i・tive・ly
[副]
ac・quis・i・tive・ness
[名]

acquisition[ac・qui・si・tion]
  • レベル:大学入試程度
  • 発音記号[æ`kwəzíʃən]
[名]
1 [U]取得, 獲得, 入手;(企業)買収;習得
the acquisition of land
土地の取得
the acquisition of language
言語の習得.
2 ((形式))獲得物, 取得物, (特に)新戦力, 追加物, (コレクションなどの)新たな一品;新着図書
an acquisitions librarian
図書館の購入係
recent acquisitions to the library
新規収蔵図書
He is the team's newest acquisition.
彼はチームの新顔だ.
3 [U]《軍事》(レーダーなどによる目標の)捕捉(ほそく)
an acquisition and tracking radar
捕捉追尾レーダー.



broadside

n.
  1. The side of a ship above the water line.
    1. All the guns on one side of a warship.
    2. The simultaneous discharge of these guns.
  2. A forceful verbal attack, as in a speech or editorial.
    1. A large sheet of paper usually printed on one side.
    2. Something, such as an advertisement or public notice, that is printed on a broadside. Also called broadsheet.
  3. A broad, unbroken surface.
adv.
With the side turned to a given point or object; sideways: The wave hit the canoe broadside and sank it.

tr.v., -sid·ed, -sid·ing, -sides.
To strike or collide with full on the side: lost control of the truck and broadsided the car.

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