Wednesday, September 05, 2007

re·spect

Main Entry: re·spect

Pronunciation: ri-'spekt

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Latin respectus, literally, act of looking back, from respicere to look back, regard, from re- + specere to look.

1 : a relation or reference to a particular thing or situation

2 : an act of giving particular attention : CONSIDERATION

3 a : high or special regard : ESTEEM b : the quality or state of being esteemed c plural : expressions of respect or deference

4 : PARTICULAR, DETAIL - in respect of chiefly British : with respect to : CONCERNING - in respect to : with respect to : CONCERNING - with respect to : with reference to : in relation to

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3 comments:

Missy-TheOriginal said...

Reminds me of that old classic song "Just a lil bit....Just a lil bit... R-E-S-P-E-C-T... etc"

I actually forgot the lyrics but I know the tune now :/

Deema said...

you want something really interesting:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diff%C3%A9rance

but read it after a cup of coffee ;)

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