I spent time thinking of my One Word for 2014…
What do I want to focus on this coming year?
Who do I want to be?
All that matters about the word is that it has personal meaning for me. In choosing it it can be something tangible or intangible. It can be a thought, a feeling, an action, a character trait.
The word stands as a reminder, a nudge.
Something I can reflect on, that will challenge and inspire. A touchstone to return to time and time again to help stay the course this year…
And so to my word...
- bring together or into contact so that a real or notional link is established.
- to think of something in combination
- to come together to form a single unit
- to put together to form a new and longer whole
1. connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms"
(synonym) link, tie, link up
2. make a logical or causal connection; "I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"; "colligate these facts"; "I cannot relate these events at all"
(synonym) associate, tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up
3. be or become joined or united or linked; "The two streets connect to become a highway"; "Our paths joined"; "The travelers linked up again at the airport"
(synonym) link, link up, join, unite
4. join by means of communication equipment; "The telephone company finally put in lines to connect the towns in this area"
(hypernym) bring together
5. land on or hit solidly; "The brick connected on her head, knocking her out"
(hypernym) hit, strike, impinge on, run into, collide with
6. join for the purpose of communication; "Operator, could you connect me to the Raffles in Singapore?"
7. be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as in transportation; "The local train does not connect with the Amtrak train"; "The planes don't connect and you will have to wait for four hours"
8. establish a rapport or relationship; "The President of this university really connects with the faculty"
(verb-group) get in touch, touch base
9. establish communication with someone; "did you finally connect with your long-lost cousin?"
(synonym) get in touch, touch base
10. plug into an outlet; "Please plug in the toaster!"; "Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight"
(synonym) plug in
(hypernym) insert, infix, enter, introduce
11. hit or play a ball successfully; "The batter connected for a home run"