2016年12月9日 星期五

mere, thwart, athwart, Rooming House, mere showroom/"showrooming"

A Rooming House for Career-Minded New York Women

New York Times · 4 hours ago

Snowden, in Russia, Is Said to Seek Asylum in Ecuador

Edward J. Snowden arrived in Moscow on Sunday and was said to have plans to seek asylum in Ecuador. His travel thwarted efforts by American officials, who have been seeking his extradition and have annulled his passport.



Steinway to Sell Its Famed Showroom Building




 Toys 'R' Us Enters the Tablet Wars
Toys "R" Us said it will start selling its own proprietary tablet designed for children, taking aim at the "showrooming" phenomenon that is hurting big-box retailers.


He goes on: “They taught me the tricky etiquette of pretending to argue with waiters, and the gallantry of staring at beautiful strangers.” His book — argumentative, gallant, parked athwart oncoming historical traffic, as if on a dare — is as Parisian and as bracing as a freshly mixed Pernod and water.

Retailers Try to Thwart Price Apps
Smartphones that let consumers check prices while shopping has bricks-and-mortar retailers fighting back harder than ever to prevent their stores from becoming mere showrooms.



Target is asking suppliers for help in thwarting "showrooming"—that is, when shoppers come into a store to see a product in person, only to buy it from a rival online, frequently at a lower price.




room
ruːm,rʊm/
verb
NORTH AMERICAN
gerund or present participle: rooming
  1. share a room, house, or flat, especially a rented one at a college or similar institution.
    "I was rooming with my cousin"
    synonyms:lodgeboard, have rooms; More
    • provide with a shared room or lodging.
      "they roomed us together"


mere1

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ADJECTIVE

[ATTRIBUTIVE]
1Used to emphasize how small or insignificant someone or something is:questions that cannot be answered by mere mortalsthe city is a mere 20 minutes from some stunning countryside
1.1Used to emphasize that the fact of something being present in a situation is enough to influence that situation:his stomach rebelled at the mere thought of food

Origin

late Middle English (in the senses 'pure' and 'sheer, downright'): from Latin merus 'undiluted'.

athwart
(ə-thwôrt') pronunciation
adv.
  1. From side to side; crosswise or transversely.
  2. So as to thwart, obstruct, or oppose; perversely.
prep.
  1. From one side to the other of; across: "the Stars that shoot athwart the Night" (Alexander Pope).
  2. Contrary to; against.
  3. Nautical. Across the course, line, or length of.
[Middle English : a-, on; see a-2 + thwert, across; see thwart.]

((文))[副]
1 横切って;斜めに.
2 意に反して, 妨げられて.
━━[前]
1 …を横切って(across);《海事》…(の進路)を横切って
⇒(図)A a building athwart the road
道をふさいで建つ建物
⇒(図)B a building astride the road
道をまたいで建つ建物.
2 …に反して, 逆らって.

thwart,
(thwôrt) pronunciation
tr.v., thwart·ed, thwart·ing, thwarts.
  1. To prevent the occurrence, realization, or attainment of: They thwarted her plans.
  2. To oppose and defeat the efforts, plans, or ambitions of.
n. Nautical
A seat across a boat on which a rower may sit.

adj.
  1. Extending, lying, or passing across; transverse.
  2. Eager to oppose, especially wrongly; perverse.
adv. &; prep. Archaic
Athwart; across.

[Middle English thwerten, from thwert, across, from Old Norse thvert, neuter of thverr, transverse.]
thwarter thwart'er n.
thwartly thwart'ly adv.

Definition of thwart



verb

[with object]
  • prevent (someone) from accomplishing something:he never did anything to thwart his father he was thwarted in his desire to punish Uncle Fred
  • oppose (a plan, attempt, or ambition) successfully:the government had been able to thwart all attempts by opposition leaders to form new parties

noun

  • a structural crosspiece forming a seat for a rower in a boat.

preposition & adverb

archaic or literary
from one side to another side of; across: [as preposition]:a pink-tinged cloud spread thwart the shore

shówròom[shów・ròom]

[名](商品などの)陳列室, ショールーム.
1 ((形式))〈人の〉目的達成を妨げる, じゃまをする, 〈計画・目的などを〉挫折(ざせつ)させる, …の裏をかく
be thwarted in one's ambitions
野望をくじかれる.
2 ((古))…を横切る;…を横切って伸びる.
━━[名]
1 (ボートのこぎ手が)腰かける横木.
2 (カヌーの)横の構材.
━━[形]
1 ((古))横断の;斜めの.
2 ((古))ひねくれた;強情な.
3 不利な, 都合の悪い.
━━[前] [副]((古))横切って.






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