I found these definitions in a book that belonged to my mother. It is called Philosopher Reflects. It has lots of interesting little snippets.
A Bored: A person who talks when you wish him to listen.
Coward: One who in a perilous emergency thinks with his legs.
Hospitality: The virtue which induces us to lodge and feed certain persons who are not in need of food or lodgings.
Patience: A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue.
Politeness: The most acceptable hypocrisy.
Acquaintance: A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.
Calamity: A plain reminder that the affairs of this life are not of our own ordering. Calamities are of two kinds – misfortune to ourselves and good fortune to others.
Fashion: A despot whom the wise ridicule and obey.
The above definitions were complied by Ambrose Biene.