Spur

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Spur

  • (noun) a device with a small spike or a spiked wheel that is worn on a rider’s heel and used for urging a horse forward.
  • (noun) a thing that prompts or encourages someone; an incentive.  “wars act as a spur to practical invention”
  • (noun) a projection from a mountain or mountain range. “it’s an easy walk up the spur that leads to the summit”
  • (noun) a small, single-pointed support for ceramic ware in a kiln.
  • (verb) urge (a horse) forward by digging one’s spurs into its sides. “she spurred her horse towards the hedge”
  • (verb) give an incentive or encouragement to (someone). “her sons’ passion for computer games spurred her on to set up a software business”
  • (verb) prune in (a side shoot of a plant) so as to form a spur close to the stem. “spur back the lateral shoots”

Spur meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • उकसाव, उत्साहन, एड़, कांटा, खांग, गांठ, ठोकर, प्रेरणा, प्रोत्साहन, एड़, पर्वत स्कन्ध, छोटा रस्ता, मुख्य मार्ग से निकला हुआ रास्ता, कंट, पर्वत-स्कंध, महमेज़, एड़ लगाना, छोड़ना, दौड़ना, प्रेरित करना, प्रोत्साहित करना, उसकाना, उभाड़ना, उकसाना, ऐड़ मारना

Spur origin

  • Old English sporaspura, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch spoor and German Sporn, also to spurn.

Spur in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper)

  • MGNREGA may see 30% hike in budgetary funds to spur rural jobs …, The allocation towards Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), the flagship rural job programme
  • Lane closures on The Spur begin Monday, Heads up if you’re driving through the Smokies this week. expect some lane closures and delays as the park begins maintenance work on the …
  • Record international iron ore prices spur lower grade exports from India, Odisha alone has in excess of 100 million tonnes of inferior grade iron ore accumulated at mine heads; this ore lacks takers in India. More such …
  • Third generation 2020 Bentley Flying Spur to be unveiled globally on …, The Flying Spur is slated to be unveiled globally on June 11, 2019. And the luxury touring sedan is expected to land on the Indian soil by early …
  • Next Indian govt seen relying on RBI rate cuts to spur growth, India’s slowing economy will need a boost soon after the current election but budget stresses mean New Delhi probably has to rely on the …

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of Spur

  • spur gear is spiked wheel that is used in gear of automobiles, which ENCOURAGES the wheel to move forward
  • spur means leg. Kick with the leg to push someone front. A child uses leg to move forward by kicking its leg against a any base.

Spur pronunciation


Valedictory

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Valedictory

  • (adj) serving as a farewell. “a valedictory wave”
  • (noun) a farewell address. “this book of memoirs reads like his valedictory”

Valedictory meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • प्रस्थान के समय का स्वस्तिवाद, विदाई भाषण, बिदाई का वचन, विदा का वचन, आशीर्वादात्मक, स्वस्तिवाचनिक, विदाई भाषण संबंधी, विदाई का, विदा का, बिदाई का

Valedictory in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper)

  • Ratan Tata may attend RSS event next month, The RSS may host industrialist Ratan Tata as the chief guest for the valedictory function of its annual three-year Sangh Shiksha Varga …
  • ‘Skill education must for women empowerment’, Addressing the gathering during the valedictory function of dress designing batch here at RUDSET today, the District Guidance Counsellor and …
  • The New Indian Express wins ‘Best Reporting’ award at ICFFK, All India Radio won the award for ‘Best Broadcasting’. … during the ICFFK valedictory function in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday.
  • Summer School Olympiad-2019 concludes, … sponsored scheme ‘Khelo India- Sports for Peace and Development … guest at the valedictory function of the mega sports event organized …
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Children bid adieu to ICFFK 2019, … the valedictory of the second edition of ICFFK (Photo: BP Deepu/EPS) … She also said that the production of films for children is less in India …

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of Valedictory

  • vale= be well (as in goodbye take care)+ dictory= words, so farewell speech

Valedictory pronunciation


Felicitations

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Felicitations

  • (noun) words expressing praise for an achievement or good wishes on a special occasion. “it is my honour to extend the felicitations of the president of France to you”

Felicitations meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • धन्यवाद, बधाई

Felicitations in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper)

  • India accords highest priority to links with Bangladesh: Modi, President Hamid, who represented Bangladesh at Modi’s swearing-in on Thursday, conveyed felicitations of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, …
  • Cricket heroes, The awards saw felicitations across nine categories — Emerging Female … We’ve got, to my mind, the biggest legend that Indian cricket has …
  • Social media troll threatens to rape Anurag Kashyap’s daughter …, Anurag took to Twitter to extend felicitations to Prime Minister … According to Times of India, an FIR has been filed against the troll under …
  • Jayeeta Bhattacharya to enthrall audience with her recitation show, I have toured extensively in India, Singapore, Bangladesh and the USA with this … The event will also see felicitation of Priti Patel, Debesh Chattapadhyay, …

Felicitations pronunciation


Nix

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Nix

  • (noun) nothing. “apart from that, nix”
  • (verb) put an end to; cancel. “he nixed the deal just before it was to be signed”

Nix meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • शून्य, सिफ़र, कुछ नहीं, जर्लनर, मीनपरी

Nix origin

  • late 18th century (as a noun): from German, colloquial variant of nichts ‘nothing’.
  • mid 19th century: from German; related to the archaic English word nicker, denoting a water demon believed to live in the sea.
  • mid 19th century: perhaps from the phrase keep nix ‘to watch, guard’ (see nix1).

Nix in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper)

  • Business Class On Budget Airline? IndiGo’s New Plan For Long Flights, India’s IndiGo, which currently flies as far as Istanbul, is mapping out an … First Class Becoming Rarer as Korean Airlines Nix Priciest Seats.
  • Election Commission of India – Treading on thin Ice, The 2019 Elections also saw the ECI nix release of films. On 10th April, 2019, just five days before banning Shri Yogi Adityanath and Ms.
  • Modi won’t retain PM chair, Maya frontrunner: Rajbhar, … two of the 13 seats up for grabs in the final phase and that the same would nix Narendra Modi’s chances of becoming PM for a second term.
  • Experts nix NASA claim of India’s ASAT missile test littering space, CHENNAI: Indian defence and space scientists on Tuesday dismissed NASA’s claim that the space debris created by India’s anti-satellite ..
  • Wanted Congress defeated: Whistleblower reveals Cambridge …, It was from a small flat in Shipra Sun City, Indirapuram that Cambridge Analytica’s sacked CEO Alexander Nix and his Indian partners operated.

Nix pronunciation


Tout

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Tout

  • (verb) attempt to sell (something), typically by a direct or persistent approach. “Sanjay was touting his wares”
  • (verb) attempt to persuade people of the merits of. “she was touted as a potential Prime Minister”
  • (verb) sell (a ticket) for an event at a price higher than the official one.
    “he made his fortune touting tickets”
  • (verb) offer racing tips for a share of any resulting winnings.
  • (verb) spy out the movements and condition of (a racehorse in training) in order to gain information to be used when betting.
  • (noun) a person who buys up tickets for an event to resell them at a profit.
  • (noun) a person who offers racing tips for a share of any resulting winnings.

Tout meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • दलाल, टाउट, ग्राहक खोजनेवाला, खुल्लमखुल्ला प्रचार करने वाला, गुप्त सूचना देने वाला, इतराना, ढूंढना, प्रस्तुत करना, शेखी बघारना, तलाश करना, दलाली करना, ग्राहकों को बुलाना, दलाली कर, टाउट करना.

Tout origin

  • Middle English tute ‘look out’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch tuit ‘spout, nozzle’. Later senses were ‘watch, spy on’ (late 17th century) and ‘solicit custom’ (mid 18th century). The noun was first recorded (early 18th century) in the slang use ‘thieves’ lookout’.

Tout in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper)

  • Apple WWDC 2019: What to Expect, Apple also likes to tout the medical benefits of using an Apple Watch, so don’t be surprised if the company introduces new health-related …
  • Oppo Reno series confirmed to launch in India on May 28, Oppo has confirmed it’s bringing the Reno series to India on May 28. … The phones tout a new shark fin-designed pop-up selfie camera.
  • Intel unveils 10nm Ice Lake chips, Codenamed Ice Lake, the new processor’s tout an 18% increase in IPC performance over the Skylake generation. Intel says the gains are even …
  • Bhopal: Alert staffers nab tout ‘offering jobs’ at AIIMS, BHOPAL: A man was apprehended for illegally carrying out job recruitment within the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on …
  • Name and shame touts at RTOs, NEW DELHI: Harassed by touts at the regional transport office? You can now click pictures or videos of touts roaming around RTOs and send …

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of Tout

  • tout: shout to promote (to publicly praise or promote)
  • improve the previous mnemonic…imagine a stout person praising his muscles

Tout pronunciation