American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Physiology To convert (food) into simpler chemical compounds that can be absorbed and assimilated by the body, as by chemical and muscular action in the alimentary canal.
- v. To absorb or assimilate mentally.
- v. To organize into a systematic arrangement, usually by summarizing or classifying.
- v. To condense or abridge (a written work).
- v. To endure or bear patiently.
- v. Chemistry To soften or disintegrate by means of chemical action, heat, or moisture.
- v. Physiology To become assimilated into the body.
- v. Physiology To assimilate food substances.
- v. Chemistry To undergo exposure to heat, liquids, or chemical agents.
- n. A collection of previously published material, such as articles, essays, or reports, usually in edited or condensed form.
- n. Law A systematic arrangement of statutes or court decisions.
- n. A periodical containing literary abridgments or other condensed works.
- n. See pandect.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To divide; separate.
- To analyze and distribute into suitable classes, or under proper heads or titles, usually with condensation, so as to state results in concise form; arrange in convenient order; dispose methodically.
- To draw up in order; arrange.
- To arrange methodically in the mind; think out with due arrangement of parts; ponder; settle in one's mind: as, to digest a plan or scheme.
- To prepare for assimilation, as food, by the physiological process of digestion: applied also by extension to the action of certain insectivorous plants.
- Hence —
- To assimilate mentally; obtain mental nourishment or improvement from by thorough comprehension: as, to digest a book or a discourse.
- To bear with patience or with an effort; brook; receive without resentment; put up with; endure: as, to digest an insult.
- In chem., to soften and prepare by heat; expose to a gentle heat in a boiler or matrass, as a preparation for operations.
- To dissolve and prepare for manure, as plants and other substances.
- 10. In medicine, to dispose to suppurate, as an ulcer or a wound.—
- To mature; ripen.
- To classify, codify, systematize, methodize, reduce to order.
- To study out, meditate, ponder, work upon.
- To carry on the physiological process of digestion.
- To undergo digestion, as food.
- To be prepared by heat.
- To suppurate; generate pus, as an ulcer or a wound.
- To dissolve and be prepared for manure, as substances in compost.
- n. A collection, compilation, abridgment, or summary of literary, legal, scientific, or historical matter, arranged in some convenient order.
- n. Specifically [capitalized] The collection or body of Roman laws prepared by order of the emperor Justinian. See pandect.
- n. In law, a compilation of concise statements, summaries, or analyses of statutes or of reported cases, or of both, arranged in alphabetical order of subjects, usually with analytic subdivisions, so as to form a systematic compend of the authorities represented in the collection.
- n. Synonyms Compendium, Compend, etc. See abridgment.
- n. That which is digested; especially, that which is worked over, classified, and arranged under proper heads or titles
- n. A compilation of statutes or decisions analytically arranged; a summary of laws.
- n. Any collection of articles, as an Internet mailing list "digest" including a week's postings, or a magazine arranging a collection of writings.
- v. transitive To distribute or arrange methodically; to work over and classify; to reduce to portions for ready use or application.
- v. transitive To separate (the food) in its passage through the alimentary canal into the nutritive and nonnutritive elements; to prepare, by the action of the digestive juices, for conversion into blood; to convert into chyme.
- v. transitive To think over and arrange methodically in the mind; to reduce to a plan or method; to receive in the mind and consider carefully; to get an understanding of; to comprehend.
- v. transitive, chemistry To soften by heat and moisture; to expose to a gentle heat in a boiler or matrass, as a preparation for chemical operations.
- v. intransitive To undergo digestion; as, food digests well or ill.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To distribute or arrange methodically; to work over and classify; to reduce to portions for ready use or application
- v. (Physiol.) To separate (the food) in its passage through the alimentary canal into the nutritive and nonnutritive elements; to prepare, by the action of the digestive juices, for conversion into blood; to convert into chyme.
- v. To think over and arrange methodically in the mind; to reduce to a plan or method; to receive in the mind and consider carefully; to get an understanding of; to comprehend.
- v. To appropriate for strengthening and comfort.
- v. Hence: To bear comfortably or patiently; to be reconciled to; to brook.
- v. (Chem.) To soften by heat and moisture; to expose to a gentle heat in a boiler or matrass, as a preparation for chemical operations.
- v. (Med.) To dispose to suppurate, or generate healthy pus, as an ulcer or wound.
- v. obsolete To ripen; to mature.
- v. To quiet or abate, as anger or grief.
- v. To undergo digestion.
- v. (Med.) To suppurate; to generate pus, as an ulcer.
- n. (Law) That which is digested; especially, that which is worked over, classified, and arranged under proper heads or titles. A compilation of statutes or decisions analytically arranged. The term is applied in a general sense to the Pandects of Justinian (see Pandect), but is also specially given by authors to compilations of laws on particular topics; a summary of laws
- v. systematize, as by classifying and summarizing
- n. something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)
- n. a periodical that summarizes the news
- v. become assimilated into the body
- v. make more concise
- v. put up with something or somebody unpleasant
- v. soften or disintegrate, as by undergoing exposure to heat or moisture
- v. arrange and integrate in the mind
- v. convert food into absorbable substances
- v. soften or disintegrate by means of chemical action, heat, or moisture
- From Middle English digesten, from Latin digestus, past participle of dīgero ("carry apart"), from di- for dis- ("apart") + gero ("I carry"), influenced by Middle French digestion (Wiktionary)
- Middle English digesten, from Latin dīgerere, dīgest-, to separate, arrange : dī-, dis-, apart; see dis- + gerere, to carry. N., from Latin dīgesta, neuter pl. of dīgestus, past participle of dīgerere, to separate. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This digest is then matched against advertiser-created categories e.g. Sport, Travel and if a match is found, only the name of the category, the random number and a timestamp are stored.”
“What makes that even more fun to digest is the other side was every bit as vile as the decisions we made, and our choices just made them crack first.”
“I think the idea of the digest is genius for providing an income for you between novels.”
“However, now that the digest is finished (until next month), Spooky's is making me go Outside today to see my neurologist, because the seizure was that bad.”
“I expect, someday, when the digest is not running so very late, I'll come back to it.”
“In essence the vast majority of what we digest from the media comes from a white male vantage point.”
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“I should have chosen something simpler, seeing as how the digest is late, and this pretty much has to get written by Sunday evening.”
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