Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: meaning

  1. #1
    1364's Avatar
    1364 is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Post Thanks / Like

    Cool meaning

    Dear all i found some words as the longest word in english(in dictionary & some english sites) one of them is <pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis >, the other is <antidisestablishmentarianism> and finally < honorificabilitudinitatibus> Which appears in Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost. so i wanna know that which one of those are define the longest word & what it mean.

    Thanks alot

  2. #2
    Tdol is offline Editor,
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: meaning

    The first is a lung disease found in miners. The second means being against the idea of removing a church from an official position in a state. It's hard to say which is the longest; the longest word I've ever seen is this monster, which is the chemical name of a protein:

    methionylglutaminylarginyltyrosylglutamylserylleuc ylphenylalany
    lalanylglutaminylleucyllysylglutamylarginyllysylgl utamylglycylalany
    lphenylalanylvalylprolylphenylalanylvalylthreonyll eucylglycylaspa
    rtylprolylglycylisoleucylglutamylglutaminylserylle ucyllysylisoleu
    cylaspartylthreonylleucylisoleucylglutamylalanylgl ycylalanylaspar
    tylalanylleucylglutamylleucylglycylisoleucylprolyl phenylalanylser
    ylaspartylprolylleucylalanylaspartylglycylprolylth reonyliso
    leucylglutaminylaspfraginylalanylthreonylleucylarg inylalanylpheny
    lalanylalanylalanylglycylvalylthreonylprolylalanyl glutaminylcyste
    inylphenylalanylglutamylmethionylleucylalanylleucy lisoleucylargin
    ylglutaminyllysylhistidylprolylthreonylisoleucylpr olylisoleucylgl
    ycylleucylleucylmethionyltyrosylalanylasparaginyll eucylvalylpheny
    lalanylasparaginyllysylglycylisoleucylaspartylglut amylphenylalany
    ltyrosylalanylglutaminylcysteinylglutamyllysylvaly lglycylva
    lylaspartylserylvalylleucylvalylalanylaspartylvaly lprolylvalylglu
    taminylglutamylserylalanylprolylphenylalanylarginy lglutaminylalan
    ylalanylleucylarginylhistidylasparaginylvalylalany lprolylisoleucy
    lphenylalanylisoleucylcysteinylprolylprolylasparty lalanylaspartyl
    aspartylaspartylleucylleucylarginylglutaminylisole ucylalanylseryl
    tyrosylglycylarginylglycyltyrosylthreonyltyrosylle ucylleucylseryl
    arginylalanylglycylvalylthreonylglycylalanylglutam ylasparag
    inylarginylalanylalanylleucylprolylleucylasparagin ylhistidylleucy
    lvalylalanyllysylleucyllysylglutamyltyrosylasparag inylalanylalany
    lprolylprolylleucylglutaminylglycylphenylalanylgly cylisoleucylser
    ylalanylprolylaspartylglutaminylvalyllysylalanylal anylisoleucylas
    partylalanylglycylalanylalanylglycylalanylisoleucy lserylglycylser
    ylalanylisoleucylvalyllysylisoleucylisoleucylgluta mylglutaminylhi
    stidylasparaginylisoleucylglutamylprolylglutamylly sylmethio
    nylleucylalanylalanylleucyllysylvalylphenylalanylv alylglutaminylp
    rolylmethionyllysylalanylalanylthreonylarginylseri ne

  3. #3
    Mister Micawber's Avatar
    Mister Micawber is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: meaning

    That's easy for you to say, tdol!


Similar Threads

  1. the meaning of the sentence
    By Unregistered Lina in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 14-Dec-2007, 20:16
  2. the meaning of an adjective
    By sariputra in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-Jun-2005, 10:16
  3. UNDERSTAND MEANING...please help
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-Jun-2005, 04:49
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-Jun-2005, 04:10
  5. Meaning Of Terms
    By zoobinshid in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 19-May-2005, 03:48

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts