The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

2 definitions found
 for Correcting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Correct \Cor*rect"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Corrected; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Correcting.]
     1. To make right; to bring to the standard of truth, justice,
        or propriety; to rectify; as, to correct manners or
        [1913 Webster]
              This is a defect in the first make of some men's
              minds which can scarce ever be corrected afterwards.
                                                    --T. Burnet.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To remove or retrench the faults or errors of; to amend;
        to set right; as, to correct the proof (that is, to mark
        upon the margin the changes to be made, or to make in the
        type the changes so marked).
        [1913 Webster]
     3. To bring back, or attempt to bring back, to propriety in
        morals; to reprove or punish for faults or deviations from
        moral rectitude; to chastise; to discipline; as, a child
        should be corrected for lying.
        [1913 Webster]
              My accuser is my 'prentice; and when I did correct
              him for his fault the other day, he did vow upon his
              knees he would be even with me.       --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
     4. To counteract the qualities of one thing by those of
        another; -- said of whatever is wrong or injurious; as, to
        correct the acidity of the stomach by alkaline
     Syn: To amend; rectify; emend; reform; improve; chastise;
          punish; discipline; chasten. See Amend.
          [1913 Webster] Correctible

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  correcting \correcting\ n.
     the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake.
     Syn: correction, rectification.
          [WordNet 1.5]

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229