Google+

公佈欄

2012年8月30日 星期四

mettle

mettle
[`mɛtl; 'mɛtl] (發音來源)
勇氣...鬥志


單字解釋

mettle
[`mɛtl; 'mɛtl]
《metal 的變體字》<<不可數名詞>>
1 性格,氣質; (尤指) 勇氣,精神,熱情
2 本性,氣概
test a person's ~
試某人的本性
on [upon] one's mettle
奮發,鼓起勇氣
put [set] a person on his ~
使某人奮發,激勵某人

n. 氣質, 耐力, 勇氣
相關詞組:
put sb on his mettle
be on one's mettle
【GRE紅寶書】
METTLE n.
(英) n. 勇氣,鬥志(courage and fortitude)
(記) 可能來自metal(金屬),有著鋼 鐵的特徵→勇氣
(例) The runner fell and hurt his knee, but he showed his mettle by continuing in the race.

【GRE藍寶書】
n. 勇氣,毅力(staying quality:stamina)
(類) insight·discern=mettle ·endure 洞察力·洞悉=毅力·忍耐(正面特 征)
(例) trucks had proved their mettle in army transport

【不擇手段】
n 勇氣
(記) 讀:埋頭-有埋頭苦幹的勇氣
(類) insight:discern=mettl e:endure 有洞察力的人洞悉=有勇氣的人 忍耐

【Barron】
courage; spirit
When challenged by the other horses in the race, the thoroughbred proved its mettle by its determination to hold the lead.

【21世紀英漢詞典】
met.tle

《metal 的變體字》

1 性格,氣質; (尤指) 勇氣,精神,熱情
2 本性,氣概
test a person's ~
試某人的本性
on [upon] one's mettle
奮發,鼓起勇氣
put [set] a person on his ~
使某人奮發,激勵某人

【Collins】  ◇◇◇◇◇

1 mettle
Someone's mettle is their ability to do something well in difficult circumstances.
His first important chance to show his mettle came when he opened the new session of the Legislature.
For both sides, it's the first real test of their mettle this season.
It takes a man of mettle to keep a family safe and comfortable in this troubled world.
N-UNCOUNT: usu poss N

2 mettle
If you are on your mettle, you are ready to do something as well as you can, because you know that you are being tested or challenged.
The added competition keeps them on their mettle.
PHR: v-link PHR, PHR after v

英字分解

met

[mɛt; mɛt]
<<動詞>>
meet 的過去式.過去分詞
遇見過後

tle
t涕; le 淚==>涕淚縱橫,大哭



列根成形

met
遇見...過後
tle
涕淚縱橫
mettle
勇氣...鬥志

創義薛說

遇見什麼樣的人和事過後會使人感動得涕淚縱橫,熱淚盈眶? ➔ 懷抱勇氣,充滿鬥志的人不斷在挫折中奮起,最後成功的故事。