A variant English term for icicle in Kent. A variant English term for icicle in Hampshire. Gaelic for a slender moor-stream obscured by vegetation such that it is virtually hidden from sight.
A word created by poet Gerard Manley Hopkins for the lances of sunshine that pierce the canopy of a wood.
Nature will not name itself. But inspired by the culling and in combination with a lifetime of collecting terms about place, Macfarlane set out to counter the trend by creating a glossary of his own.
A Gaelic word describing a fine vein-like watercourse running through peat, often dry in the summer. A Gaelic word referring to the shadows cast on the moorland by clouds moving across the sky on a bright and windy day. Related Content on Treehugger. No more heron, ivy, kingfisher, lark, mistletoe, nectar, newt, otter, pasture and willow.
Northamptonshire dialect verb for the freezing of water that evokes the sound of a natural activity too slow for human hearing to detect. A Cornish term for a wave-smashed chasm in a cliff.
Language is always late for its subject," Macfarlane says. Farewell to bluebell, buttercup, catkin, and conker. The onomatopoeic term for the sound made by a covey of partridges taking flight.
A Devon term for the thin film of ice that lacquers all leaves, twigs and grass blades when a freeze follows a partial thaw, and that in sunlight can cause a whole landscape to glitter.
A Gaelic word describing a small stream running from a moorland loch. So goodbye to acorn, adder, ash, and beech. Light has no grammar. Oxford University Press confirmed that indeed, a list of words had been removed; words that the publisher felt were no longer relevant to a modern-day childhood.
A field guide of sorts to the language of the wild world — an ode to the places afforded to us by Mother Nature — which includes thousands of remarkable words used in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to describe land, nature and weather.
In Northamptonshire and East Anglia, to thaw. Adios cowslip, cygnet, dandelion, fern, hazel, and heather. A variant English term for icicle in Durham.
A sharp-edged mountain ridge, often between two glacier-carved corries. Another variant English term for icicle in Hampshire. A variant English term for icicle in Yorkshire. Years ago, nature writer extraordinaire Robert Macfarlane discovered that the latest edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary was missing a few things.
And in their place came the new kids on the block, words like blog, broadband, bullet-point, celebrity, chatroom, committee, cut-and-paste, MP3 player and voice-mail.
A variant English term for icicle in Cumbria. In Gaelic, a word that refers to the practice of placing quartz stones in streams so that they sparkle in moonlight and thereby attract salmon in the late summer and autumn. The words came from dozens of languages, he explains, dialects, sub-dialects and specialist vocabularies: A term coined by a painter in the Western Isles referring to the braid of blue horizon lines on a hazy day.
Woe is the world of words. An English dialect noun for the gap in the base of a hedge made by the regular passage of a small animal.Definition of profound in English: profound. adjective.
1 (of a state, quality, or emotion) very great or intense. ‘profound feelings of disquiet’ and the nature of fiction.’. Meaning of profound. What does profound mean? Proper usage and pronunciation (in phonetic transcription) of the word profound. Information about profound in the killarney10mile.com dictionary, synonyms and antonyms.
Far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something. Synonyms: fundamental; profound. From aquabob to zawn, writer Robert Macfarlane's collection of unusual, achingly poetic words for nature creates a lexicon we all can learn from.
Profundus meant literally "deep" in Latin, and profound had the same meaning when it entered English in the 14th century. But even then, it also meant "figuratively deep" — that is, adj far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something.
Profound definition, penetrating or entering deeply into subjects of thought or knowledge; having deep insight or understanding: a profound thinker.
See more. Her books offer profound insights into the true nature of courage. the profound mysteries of outer space. a profound sense of loss. His paintings have had a profound effect on her own work. in the meaning defined at sense 1a. See Words from the same year. profound Synonyms.