New York Times NYT Spelling Bee Answers and Solution for November 16, 2020

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Today’s pangrams are EMINENTLY and IMMINENTLY.

EMINENTLY is defined as in an eminent manner.

IMMINENTLY is defined as in an imminent manner.

ELITE is defined as selected as the best. It is also defined as a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status.

EMINENT is defined as standing above others in quality or position. It is also defined as of imposing height; especially standing out above others.

EMIT is defined as expel (gases or odors). It is also defined as express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words). It is also defined as give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc..

ENMITY is defined as the feeling of a hostile person. It is also defined as a state of deep-seated ill-will.

ENTITLE is defined as give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility. It is also defined as give a title to. It is also defined as give the right to.

ENTITLEMENT is defined as right granted by law or contract (especially a right to benefits).

ENTITY is defined as that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own distinct existence (living or nonliving).

The word ILLY has no known definition.

IMMINENT is defined as close in time; about to occur.

INLET is defined as an opening through which fluid is admitted to a tube or container. It is also defined as an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands).

The word INNIE has no known definition.

The word INTEL has no known definition.

INTENT is defined as giving or marked by complete attention to. It is also defined as an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions. It is also defined as the intended meaning of a communication.

INTENTLY is defined as with strained or eager attention.

ITEM is defined as an individual instance of a type of symbol. It is also defined as a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list. It is also defined as a small part that can be considered separately from the whole. It is also defined as an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole. It is also defined as a whole individual unit; especially when included in a list or collection.

The word ITTY has no known definition.

LENIENT is defined as tolerant or lenient. It is also defined as characterized by tolerance and mercy. It is also defined as not strict.

LENIENTLY is defined as in a permissively lenient manner.

LENITY is defined as mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant.

LENTIL is defined as widely cultivated Eurasian annual herb grown for its edible flattened seeds that are cooked like peas and also ground into meal and for its leafy stalks that are used as fodder. It is also defined as round flat seed of the lentil plant used for food. It is also defined as the fruit or seed of a lentil plant.

LIEN is defined as a large dark-red oval organ on the left side of the body between the stomach and the diaphragm; produces cells involved in immune responses. It is also defined as the right to take another’s property if an obligation is not discharged.

LILT is defined as a jaunty rhythm in music. It is also defined as articulate in a very careful and rhythmic way.

LILY is defined as any liliaceous plant of the genus Lilium having showy pendulous flowers.

LIME is defined as any of various related trees bearing limes. It is also defined as spread birdlime on branches to catch birds. It is also defined as a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide. It is also defined as a caustic substance produced by heating limestone. It is also defined as any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber. It is also defined as a sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds. It is also defined as cover with lime so as to induce growth. It is also defined as the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees.

LIMIT is defined as the mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity. It is also defined as decide upon or fix definitely. It is also defined as the greatest possible degree of something. It is also defined as restrict or confine within limits. It is also defined as place limits on (extent or amount or access). It is also defined as the boundary of a specific area. It is also defined as final or latest limiting point. It is also defined as the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed. It is also defined as as far as something can go.

LIMN is defined as trace the shape of. It is also defined as make a portrait of.

LINE is defined as a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning. It is also defined as a slight depression or fold in the smoothness of a surface. It is also defined as mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it. It is also defined as a connected series of events or actions or developments. It is also defined as the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed. It is also defined as a conceptual separation or distinction. It is also defined as a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence. It is also defined as a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power. It is also defined as the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money. It is also defined as make a mark or lines on a surface. It is also defined as (often plural) a means of communication or access. It is also defined as the descendants of one individual. It is also defined as space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising. It is also defined as a short personal letter. It is also defined as a telephone connection. It is also defined as be in line with; form a line along. It is also defined as the maximum credit that a customer is allowed. It is also defined as a particular kind of product or merchandise. It is also defined as a pipe used to transport liquids or gases. It is also defined as a commercial organization serving as a common carrier. It is also defined as acting in conformity. It is also defined as a formation of people or things one behind another. It is also defined as a formation of people or things one beside another. It is also defined as a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops). It is also defined as a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point. It is also defined as a mark that is long relative to its width. It is also defined as a single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum. It is also defined as a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent. It is also defined as cover the interior of. It is also defined as fill plentifully. It is also defined as in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area. It is also defined as mark with lines. It is also defined as persuasive but insincere talk that is usually intended to deceive or impress. It is also defined as reinforce with fabric. It is also defined as something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible. It is also defined as text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen.

LINEMEN is defined as the football players who line up on the line of scrimmage.

LINEN is defined as a high-quality paper made of linen fibers or with a linen finish. It is also defined as a fabric woven with fibers from the flax plant. It is also defined as white goods or clothing made with linen cloth.

LINIMENT is defined as a medicinal liquid that is rubbed into the skin to relieve muscular stiffness and pain.

LINT is defined as cotton or linen fabric with the nap raised on one side; used to dress wounds. It is also defined as fine ravellings of cotton or linen fibers.

LINTEL is defined as horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or window.

The word LINTY has no known definition.

LITE is defined as having relatively few calories.

LITTLE is defined as (informal) small and of little importance. It is also defined as lowercase. It is also defined as low in stature; not tall. It is also defined as (quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none or (with `a’) at least some. It is also defined as (of children and animals) young, immature. It is also defined as (of a voice) faint. It is also defined as limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent. It is also defined as a small amount or duration. It is also defined as small in a way that arouses feelings (of tenderness or its opposite depending on the context).

MIEN is defined as dignified manner or conduct.

MILE is defined as a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude. It is also defined as a unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet; exactly 1609.344 meters. It is also defined as a Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km. It is also defined as a former British unit of length equivalent to 6,080 feet (1,853.184 meters); 800 feet longer than a statute mile. It is also defined as an ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards. It is also defined as a former British unit of length once used in navigation; equivalent to 6,000 feet (1828.8 meters). It is also defined as a footrace extending one mile. It is also defined as a large distance.

MILL is defined as machinery that processes materials by grinding or crushing. It is also defined as English philosopher and economist remembered for his interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism (1806-1873). It is also defined as a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing. It is also defined as move about in a confused manner. It is also defined as the act of grinding to a powder or dust. It is also defined as Scottish philosopher who expounded Bentham’s utilitarianism; father of John Stuart Mill (1773-1836). It is also defined as grind with a mill. It is also defined as produce a ridge around the edge of. It is also defined as roll out (metal) with a rolling machine.

MILLET is defined as French painter of rural scenes (1814-1875). It is also defined as any of various small-grained annual cereal and forage grasses of the genera Panicum, Echinochloa, Setaria, Sorghum, and Eleusine. It is also defined as small seed of any of various annual cereal grasses especially Setaria italica.

MIME is defined as a performance using gestures and body movements without words. It is also defined as imitate (a person or manner), especially for satirical effect. It is also defined as an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression. It is also defined as act out without words but with gestures and bodily movements only.

MINE is defined as excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted. It is also defined as explosive device that explodes on contact; designed to destroy vehicles or ships or to kill or maim personnel. It is also defined as get from the earth by excavation. It is also defined as lay mines.

MINI is defined as a very short skirt. It is also defined as used of women’s clothing; very short with hemline above the knee.

MINIM is defined as a musical note having the time value of half a whole note. It is also defined as a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 1/60th fluid dram or 0.059194 cubic centimeters. It is also defined as a United States liquid unit equal to 1/60 fluidram.

MINT is defined as a candy that is flavored with a mint oil. It is also defined as (often followed by `of’) a large number or amount or extent. It is also defined as form by stamping, punching, or printing. It is also defined as any member of the mint family of plants. It is also defined as any north temperate plant of the genus Mentha with aromatic leaves and small mauve flowers. It is also defined as a plant where money is coined by authority of the government. It is also defined as as if new. It is also defined as the leaves of a mint plant used fresh or candied.

MINTY is defined as of the flavor of mint, particularly peppermint. It is also defined as relating to or suggestive of mint.

MITE is defined as a slight but appreciable amount. It is also defined as any of numerous very small to minute arachnids often infesting animals or plants or stored foods.

MITT is defined as the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb. It is also defined as the handwear used by fielders in playing baseball.

MITTEN is defined as glove that encases the thumb separately and the other four fingers together.

MYELIN is defined as a white fatty substance that forms a medullary sheath around the axis cylinder of some nerve fibers.

NINE is defined as the cardinal number that is the sum of eight and one. It is also defined as one of four playing cards in a deck with nine pips on the face. It is also defined as denoting a quantity consisting of one more than eight and one less than ten. It is also defined as a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together.

NINETEEN is defined as being one more than eighteen. It is also defined as the cardinal number that is the sum of eighteen and one.

NINETY is defined as being ten more than eighty. It is also defined as the cardinal number that is the product of ten and nine.

NINNY is defined as a stupid foolish person.

The word NITE has no known definition.

TILE is defined as a thin flat slab of fired clay used for roofing. It is also defined as a flat thin rectangular slab (as of fired clay or rubber or linoleum) used to cover surfaces. It is also defined as cover with tiles. It is also defined as game equipment consisting of a flat thin piece marked with characters and used in board games like Mah-Jong, Scrabble, etc..

TILL is defined as a treasury for government funds. It is also defined as a strongbox for holding cash. It is also defined as unstratified soil deposited by a glacier; consists of sand and clay and gravel and boulders mixed together. It is also defined as work land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation.

TILT is defined as a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances. It is also defined as move sideways or in an unsteady way. It is also defined as pitching dangerously to one side. It is also defined as heel over. It is also defined as a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement. It is also defined as the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical. It is also defined as to incline or bend from a vertical position. It is also defined as a slight but noticeable partiality. It is also defined as charge with a tilt.

TIME is defined as a reading of a point in time as given by a clock. It is also defined as rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration. It is also defined as an instance or single occasion for some event. It is also defined as the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned. It is also defined as measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time. It is also defined as the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event. It is also defined as adjust so that a force is applied and an action occurs at the desired time. It is also defined as an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities). It is also defined as a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something. It is also defined as a person’s experience on a particular occasion. It is also defined as assign a time for an activity or event. It is also defined as a suitable moment. It is also defined as regulate or set the time of. It is also defined as set the speed, duration, or execution of. It is also defined as the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past.

TIMELINE is defined as a sequence of related events arranged in chronological order and displayed along a line (usually drawn left to right or top to bottom).

TIMELY is defined as at an opportune time. It is also defined as done or happening at the appropriate or proper time. It is also defined as before a time limit expires.

TINE is defined as prong on a fork or pitchfork or antler.

The word TINILY has no known definition.

TINNY is defined as of very poor quality; flimsy. It is also defined as thin and metallic in sound; lacking resonance. It is also defined as of or containing tin.

TINT is defined as a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color. It is also defined as a dye for coloring the hair. It is also defined as a just detectable amount. It is also defined as color lightly.

TINY is defined as very small.

TITLE is defined as a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with. It is also defined as designate by an identifying term. It is also defined as a legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it. It is also defined as the status of being a champion. It is also defined as an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.’ or `General’. It is also defined as an established or recognized right. It is also defined as an informal right to something. It is also defined as give a title to. It is also defined as a general or descriptive heading for a section of a written work. It is also defined as an appellation signifying nobility. It is also defined as the name of a work of art or literary composition etc.. It is also defined as (usually plural) written material introduced into a movie or TV show to give credits or represent dialogue or explain an action.

TITTLE is defined as a tiny or scarcely detectable amount.

YETI is defined as a large hairy humanoid creature said to live in the Himalayas.

One Comment

  1. As a relative SB newbie, i’m rankled by the ongoing appearance of bogus words.
    For example, on the Answers page for 11/16/20, I see the words “illy”, “itty”, and “tinily” — each of which “has no known definition.” This seems to contradict the SB rule regarding obscurity.

    C’mon puzzlemeisters — no more obscure/bogus words, and no words with “no known definition”…

    Reply

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