Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Specifically, resulting from immunization; as, an adapted serum.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of adapt.
- adj. changed in order to improve or made more fit for a particular purpose
“As a rookie he was nicknamed by teammates “Nervous Nervous Friend,” a moniker adapted from a Damon Runyon character named Nicely Nicely Johnson.”
“He should have been in hospital months ago for a week of intravenous drug therapy and utter calm, but Naohiro would not-or possibly could not-agree to it Naohiro possessed kan, a word adapted from the Chinese that referred to the home of a ruling mandarin.”
“Tennessee, during the winter of 1865 to 1866, by six former Confederate army officers who gave their society a name adapted from the Greek word”
“Kwongan is a term adapted from the Aboriginal Noongar language to cover the various Western Australian types of shrubland, comparable with the maquis, chaparral, and fynbos of other countries with Mediterranean-type systems.”
“How has your label adapted to changes in society, business, etc?”
“In Part One (adapted from a post I put up in December), I will look at the first round of cuts which occurred late last Fall.”
“In this work, the dronelike repetition of symmetrical sequences of chords attained a haunting and hypnotic power well attuned to the religio-spiritual themes of the libretto, adapted from the Hindu scripture the Bhagavadgt.”
“In 2007, Coppola returned to hands-on filmmaking with Youth Without Youth, which he adapted from a novella by Mircea Eliade, a Romanian philosopher.”
“The just-released for trailer for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, adapted from the graphic novels, is making the rounds.”
“I like the Jesse Stone movies, adapted from the Robert B. Parker series and starring Tom Selleck.”
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