Taxonomy vs Squiffed - What's the difference?

taxonomy | squiffed |


As a noun taxonomy

is the science or the technique used to make a classification.

As an adjective squiffed is

(informal) intoxicated.

taxonomy

Noun

(taxonomies)
  • The science or the technique used to make a classification.
  • A classification; especially , a classification in a hierarchical system.
  • (taxonomy, uncountable) The science of finding, describing, classifying and naming organisms.
  • Synonyms

    * alpha taxonomy

    Derived terms

    * folk taxonomy * scientific taxonomy

    See also

    * classification * rank * taxon * domain * kingdom * subkingdom * superphylum * phylum * subphylum * class * subclass * infraclass * superorder * order * suborder * infraorder * parvorder * superfamily * family * subfamily * genus * species * subspecies * superregnum * regnum * subregnum * superphylum * phylum * subphylum * classis * subclassis * infraclassis * superordo * ordo * subordo * infraordo * taxon * superfamilia * familia * subfamilia * ontology

    squiffed

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (informal) intoxicated
  • *{{quote-book
  • , year=2005 , author=J. C. Morris , title=The End of Arrogance: Revised Edition , publisher=Buy Books on the web citation , isbn=0741422778 , page=133 , passage=Her hair streamed down in front of her eyes and her dress was on back to front. Totally squiffed . Leo hustled her into bed.}}
  • *{{quote-book
  • , year=1994 , author=Farley Mowat , title=Born Naked , publisher=Houghton Mifflin Books citation , isbn=0395735289 , page=74 , passage=I got all the heavy drinkers squiffed out of their minds}}

    References

    *2005, Editors Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson, The Oxford Dictionary of English (revised edition) , Oxford University Press