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NAME Abnormal

MEANING Not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm

DIFFERENT USES "abnormal powers of concentration"; "abnormal amounts of rain"; "abnormal circumstances"; "an abnormal interest in food" "an abnormal personality" "abnormal profits"; "abnormal ambition" "in just about a minute"; "he's about 30 years old"; "I've had about all I can stand"; "we meet about once a month" "dirty clothes lying about"; "let's look about for help" "a few spectators standing about" "wandering about with no place to go"; "people were rushing about"; "news gets about" "turn about is fair play" "the job is (just) about done"

Departing from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development Much greater than the normal About, adv (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct

All around or on all sides In the area or vicinity To or among many different places or in no particular direction In or to a reversed position or direction In rotation or succession (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; 'near' is sometimes used informally for 'nearly' and 'most' is sometimes used informally for 'almost On the topic of The state of being absent Failure to be present The time interval during which something or somebody is away Go away or leave Lost in thought; showing preoccupation Something that is conceived to be absolute; something that does not depends on anything else and is beyond human control Perfect or complete or pure Complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers Not limited by law Expressing finality with no implication of possible change Abuse Cruel or inhumane treatment A rude expression intended to offend or hurt Improper or excessive use Treat badly Change the inherent purpose or function of something Use foul or abusive language towards

pre Absence

"a book about physics"; "think about it" "he was surprised by the absence of any explanation" "he visited during my absence" "He absented himself" "an absent stare" "no mortal being can influence the absolute" "absolute loyalty"; "absolute silence"; "absolute truth"; "absolute alcohol" "absolute freedom"; "an absolute dimwit" "an absolute monarch" "an absolute guarantee to respect the nation's authority"; "inability to make a absolute refusal" "when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse" "This boss abuses his workers" "Don't abuse the system" "The actress abused the policeman

Absent absolute, n absolute, adj

abuse, v

accept,v

Consider or hold as true Receive willingly something given or offered Give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to React favorably to; consider right and proper Admit into a group or community Take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person Tolerate or accommodate oneself to Of a deliberative body: receive (a report) officially, as from a committee Make use of or accept for some purpose Be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal The mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true The act of accepting with approval; favorable reception The state of being acceptable and accepted (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract) Banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank A disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations The act of taking something that is offered

who gave her a parking ticket" "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument" "Please accept my present" "I cannot accept your invitation" "People did not accept atonal music at that time"; "We accept the idea of universal health care" "accept students for graduate study" "I'll accept the charges" "I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions"

"The cow accepted the bull" "acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years" "the proposal found wide acceptance" "torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club"

acceptance, n

according,ad j according,v Accountancy Ache achieve,v achievement ,n across,prep across,adv

(followed by 'to') as reported or stated by (followed by 'to') in agreement with or accordant with Go together Allow to have The occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business Be the source of pain To gain with effort The action of accomplishing something Placed crosswise To the opposite side In such a manner as to be understood and accepted Transversely A legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body

"her acceptance of the gift encouraged him"; "he anticipated their acceptance of his offer" "according to historians" "according to instructions"

"she achieved her goal despite setbacks" "seated with arms across" "the football field was 300 feet across" "she cannot get her ideas across" "the marble slabs were cut across"

act,n

Something that people do or cause to happen A subdivision of a play or opera or ballet A short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program A manifestation of insincerity act,v Perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

Behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself Play a role or part Discharge one's duties Pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind Be suitable for theatrical performance Have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected Be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure Behave unnaturally or affectedly Perform on a stage or theater action,n Something done (usually as opposed to something said) The state of being active A judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong An act by a government body or supranational organization

"he did his act three times every evening" "he put on quite an act for her benefit" "think before you act"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel" "You should act like an adult"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people" "She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role" "She acts as the chair"; "In what capacity are you acting?" "He acted the idiot" "This scene acts well" "The breaks of my new car act quickly" "She's just acting" "She acts in this play"; "He acted in 'Julius Caesar'" "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions" "he is out of action"

A military engagement A process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings) The series of events that form a plot The operating part that transmits power to a mechanism The trait of being active and energetic and forceful The most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field action,v Institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against Put in effect

"recent federal action undermined the segregationist position"; "the United Nations must have the power to propose and organize action without being hobbled by irrelevant issues"; "the Union action of emancipating Southern slaves" "he saw action in Korea" "the action of natural forces" "the piano had a very stiff action" "a man of action" "the action is no longer in technology stocks but in municipal bonds"; "gawkers always try to get as close to the action as possible" "She actioned the company for discrimination" "He actioned the operation"

Activity

Any specific activity The state of being active An organic process that takes place in the body (chemistry) the capacity of a substance to take part in a chemical reaction A process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings) The trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically In actual fact

"they avoided all recreational activity" "his sphere of activity" "respiratory activity" "catalytic activity" "volcanic activity" "the level of activity declines with age" "to be nominally but not actually independent"; "no one actually saw the shark"; "large meteorites actually come from the asteroid belt" "you may actually be doing the right thing by walking out"; "she actually spoke Latin" "actually, we all help clear up after a meal"; "actually, I haven't seen the film"; "I'm not all that surprised actually"; "she hasn't proved to be too satisfactory, actually" "the transmission screen shows the picture that is actually on the air" "We added two students to that dorm room"; "She added a personal note to her letter"; "Add insult to injury"; "Add some extra plates to the dinner table" "The music added a lot to the play"; "This adds a light note to the program" "Add 27 and 49, please!" "Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town" "This paper will add to her reputation" "He admitted his errors" "We cannot admit non-members into our club" "admit someone to the profession"; "She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar" "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member" "This problem admits of no solution" "The French doors admit onto the yard" "The theater admits 300 people" "This ticket will admit one adult to the show"

Actually

Used to imply that one would expect the fact to be the opposite of that stated; surprisingly As a sentence modifier to add slight emphasis

At the present moment Add Make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of

State or say further Bestow a quality on Make an addition by combining numbers Determine the sum of Constitute an addition Admire Admit Feel admiration for Look at with admiration Declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of Allow to enter; grant entry to Allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of Admit into a group or community Afford possibility Give access or entrance to Have room for; hold without crowding Serve as a means of entrance

Advancemen t advantage,n

advantage,v advantageou s,adj

Encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something The act of moving forward toward a goal Gradual improvement or growth or development The quality of having a superior or more favorable position First point scored after deuce Benefit resulting from some event or action Give an advantage to Giving an advantage Appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairness Call attention to Make publicity for; try to sell (a product) Give advice to Give information or notice to Make a proposal, declare a plan for something A person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea A lawyer who pleads cases in court Push for something Speak, plead, or argue in favour of Active support; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something A vaguely specified concern A usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship A vaguely specified social event Be able to spare or give up Be the cause or source of Have the financial means to do something or buy something

"advancement of knowledge" "the experience gave him the advantage over me" "it turned out to my advantage" "This system advantages the rich" "a contract advantageous to our country"; "socially advantageous to entertain often" "Please don't advertise the fact that he has AIDS" "I advised him that the rent was due"

advertise,v advise, v advocate,n

"The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house" "it is none of your affair" "the party was quite an affair" "I can't afford to spend two hours with this person" "Our meeting afforded much interesting information" "We can't afford to send our children to college"; "Can you afford this car?" "two hours after that" "and Jill came tumbling after" "after all, she is your boss, so invite her"; "he is, after all, our president" "came to the party after all"; "it didn't rain after all" "leaning against the door" "Manchester against Liverpool should be a good match" "look dark against the window" "I'm against commercialization of space"

advocacy,n affair,n afford,v

after,adj after,adv after all, adv

Afford access to Located farther aft Happening at a time subsequent to a reference time Behind or in the rear Emphasizes something to be considered In spite of expectations

afterwards, adv against, p

Happening at a time subsequent to a reference time In contact with Playing in opposition to In contrast to Opposed to

age, n

How long something has existed An era of history having some distinctive feature A time in life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises A late time of life A prolonged period of time Begin to seem older; get older Grow old or older Make older

"it was replaced because of its age" "we live in a litigious age" "she was now of school age" "old age is not for sissies"; "age hasn't slowed him down at all" "we've known each other for ages" "The death of his wife caused him to age fast" "She aged gracefully"; "we age every day--what a depressing thought!" "The death of his child aged him tremendously" "two years ago"; "'agone' is an archaic word for 'ago'" "long ago"; "sixty years ago my grandfather came to the U.S." "We agreed on the terms of the settlement"; "I can't agree with you!" "She agreed to all my conditions"; "He agreed to leave her alone" "The two stories don't agree in many details" "Subjects and verbs must always agree in English" "White wine doesn't agree with me" "No two of my colleagues would agree on whom to elect chairman" "they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business" "there was no agreement between theory and measurement" "the two parties were in agreement"

age,v

ago, adj ago, adv agree,v

Gone by; or in the past In the past Be in accord; be in agreement Consent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something Be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics Go together Show grammatical agreement Be agreeable or suitable Achieve harmony of opinion, feeling, or purpose

agreement, n

The statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises Compatibility of observations Harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters The thing arranged or agreed to The determination of grammatical inflection on the basis of word relations The verbal act of agreeing A resource The activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose A gift of money to support a worthy person or cause The work of caring for or attending to someone or something Give help or assistance; be of service Improve the condition of A mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of Travel via aircraft

aid, n

"visual aids in teaching" "rescue party went to their aid"

aid, v Air, n

"air pollution"; "a smell of chemicals in the air"; "open a window and let in some air"; "I need some fresh air" "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you've time to spare

The region above the ground Medium for radio and television broadcasting A slight wind (usually refreshing) A distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing The mass of air surrounding the Earth A succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence Once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles) Expose to fresh air Be broadcast Broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television Make public Expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry Expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen Adj alike, adj Relating to or characteristic of or occurring in the air Having the same or similar characteristics

go by air" "her hand stopped in mid air"; "he threw the ball into the air" "the program was on the air from 9 til midnight" "as he waited he could feel the air on his neck" "an air of mystery"; "the house had a neglected air" "it was exposed to the air" "she was humming an air from Beethoven"

alike, , adv alive, adj

Equally In a like manner Possessing life

(often followed by 'with') full of life and spirit Having life or vigor or spirit (followed by 'to' or 'of') aware of In operation (usually followed by 'to') showing acute awareness; mentally perceptive Capable of erupting (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; 'near' is sometimes used informally for 'nearly' and 'most' is sometimes used informally for 'almost' Prior to a specified or implied time Informal term for nakedness To a complete degree or to the full or entire extent ('whole' is often used informally for 'wholly') With everything included or counted With everything considered (and neglecting details)

"This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M." "We cannot air this X-rated song" "She aired her opinions on welfare" "Air linen" "air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms" "air war"; "air safety"; "air travel" "all politicians are alike"; "they looked utterly alike"; "friends are generally alike in background and taste" "parents and teachers alike demanded reforms" "they walk alike" "the happiest person alive"; "the nerve is alive"; "doctors are working hard to keep him alive"; "burned alive" "she was wonderfully alive for her age"; "a face alive with mischief" "is alive to the moods of others" "keep hope alive"; "the tradition was still alive" "alive to what is going on" "the volcano is very much alive" "the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"; "we're almost finished" "she has already graduated" "in the altogether" "it was not altogether her fault"; "an altogether new approach" "altogether he earns close to a million dollars" "altogether, I'm sorry it happened"

almost, adv

already, adv altogether, n altogether, adv

allow, v

Make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen Consent to, give permission Let have Give or assign a share of money or time to a particular person or cause Make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain Allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something Afford possibility Allow the other (baseball) team to score Grant as a discount or in exchange Allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting With a forward motion In accompaniment or as a companion

"This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement" "I cannot allow you to see your exam" "Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison" "The evidence allows only one conclusion"; "allow for mistakes" "I allow for this possibility" "This short story allows of several different interpretations" "The camera store owner allowed me $50 on my old camera" "We don't allow dogs here" "we drove along admiring the view"; "the horse trotted along at a steady pace"; "move along" "his little sister came along to the movies"; "I brought my camera along"; "working along with his father" "the work is moving along"; "well along in their research"; "hurrying their education along"; "getting along in years" "we sent them food and some clothing went along in the package"; "along with the package came a bill"; "consider the advantages along with the disadvantages" "pass the word along"; "ran along beside me"; "cottages along by the river" "came along the path" "although I love you, I cannot marry you" "Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!" "she does an amazing amount of work" "New York is an amazing city" "Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!" "his ambition is to own his own business"

along, adv

To a more advanced state

In addition (usually followed by 'with')

In line with a length or direction (often followed by 'by' or 'beside') Pre although, adv Conjunction amaze, v amazing, adj amazing, v ambition, n On, in traversing Despite the fact that Even though, in spite of the fact that Affect with wonder Be a mystery or bewildering to Surprising greatly Inspiring awe or admiration or wonder Affect with wonder Be a mystery or bewildering to A cherished desire A strong drive for success

V among, preposition amuse, v amusing, adj

Have as one's ambition In the middle of Occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion Make (somebody) laugh Providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining Arousing or provoking laughter Providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining Arousing or provoking laught Occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion Make (somebody) laugh An investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole The abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations is analyzed The use of closed-class words instead of inflections: e.g., 'the father of the bride' instead of 'the bride's father' A branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiation A set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud Belonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire Very old Feeling or showing anger (of the elements) as if showing violent anger Severely inflamed and painful Make known; make an announcement Announce publicly or officially Give the names of Foreshadow or presage Someone who proclaims a message publicly Reads news, commercials on radio or television A plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year A reference book that is published regularly once every year Occurring or payable every year

"I found it among the trees" "The play amused the ladies" "The clown amused the children" "an amusing speaker" "an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls"; "an amusing fellow" "an amusing speaker" "an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls"; "an amusing fellow" "The play amused the ladies" "The clown amused the children"

amusing, v

amusing, v analysis, n

ancient, adj

angry, adj

"ancient history"; "ancient civilizations such as those of the Etruscans and Sumerians"; "ancient Greece" "an ancient mariner" "angry at the weather"; "angry customers"; "an angry silence"; "sending angry letters to the papers" "angry clouds on the horizon" "an angry sore" "He announced the winners of the spelling bee"

announce, v

announcer, n annual, n

annual, adj

"an annual trip to Paris"; "annual income"

anytime, adv anywhere, adv apart, adj

Completing its life cycle within a year At whatever time; whenever At or in or to any place Remote and separate physically or socially Not living together as man and wife Having characteristics not shared by others

"a border of annual flowering plants" "you can find this food anywhere" "existed over the centuries as a world apart"; "preserved because they inhabited a place apart" "decided to live apart" "scientists felt they were a group apart" "These towns are many miles apart"; "stood with his legs apart"; "born two years apart" "these problems apart, the country is doing well" "they grew apart over the years"; "kept apart from the group out of shyness"; "decided to live apart" "had a feeling of being set apart"; "quality sets it apart" "people can't tell the twins apart" "he took his father's watch apart"; "split apart" "I apologized for being late"; "He apologized for the many typos" "he wrote a letter of apology to the hostess" "it was an apology for a meal" "an appeal for help"; "an appeal to the public to keep calm" "his smile was part of his appeal to her" "their appeal was denied in the superior court"

apart, adv

Separated or at a distance in place or position or time Not taken into account or excluded from consideration Away from another or others Placed or kept separate and distinct as for a purpose One from the other Into parts or pieces

apologize, v

Acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing Defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning An expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone A formal written defense of something you believe in strongly A poor example Earnest or urgent request Attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates (law) a legal proceeding in which the appellant resorts to a higher court for the purpose of obtaining a review of a lower court decision and a reversal of the lower court's judgment or the granting of a new trial Request for a sum of money

apology, n

appeal, n

appeal, v

Take a court case to a higher court for review Request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection Be attractive to Challenge (a decision) Cite as an authority; resort to Give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect

"an appeal to raise money for starving children" "He was found guilty but appealed immediately" "appeal to somebody for help" "The idea of a vacation appeals to me" "She appealed the verdict" "I appealed to the law of 1900" "This appears to be a very difficult problem"; "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time"

appear, v

Come into sight or view Be issued or published Seem to be true, probable, or apparent Come into being or existence, or appear on the scene Appear as a character on stage or appear in a play, etc. Present oneself formally, as before a (judicial) authority appearance, n Outward or visible aspect of a person or thing The event of coming into sight Formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action A mental representation The act of appearing in public view

"He suddenly appeared at the wedding"; "A new star appeared on the horizon" "Did your latest book appear yet?" "It appears that the weather in California is very bad" "Homo sapiens appeared millions of years ago" "Gielgud appears briefly in this movie"; "She appeared in 'Hamlet' on the London stage" "He had to appear in court last month"; "She appeared on several charges of theft"

apply, v

Pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression Put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose Be pertinent or relevant or applicable Ask (for something) Apply to a surface Be applicable to; as to an analysis Give or convey physically Avail oneself to Ensure observance of laws and rules Refer (a word or name) to a person or thing Apply oneself to

"I tried to describe his appearance to the police" "the rookie made a brief appearance in the first period"; "it was Bernhardt's last appearance in America" "they try to keep up appearances" "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "I apply this rule to get good results" "The same laws apply to you!" "He applied for a leave of absence"; "She applied for college"; "apply for a job" "She applied paint to the back of the house" "apply a principle" "Apply the rules to everyone" "He applied this racial slur to me!" "Please apply yourself to your homework" "gave applicable examples to support her argument" "gave applicable examples to support her argument" "He was appointed deputy manager" "a beautifully appointed house"

applicant, n APPLICABL E, ADJ APPLICATI ON, ADJ APPOINT, V

A person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission Capable of being applied; having relevance Readily applicable or practical Capable of being applied; having relevance Readily applicable or practical Create and charge with a task or function Assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to Furnish

APPOINTM ENT, N

The act of putting a person into a non-elective position A meeting arranged in advance (usually plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel) A person who is appointed to a job or position The job to which you are (or hope to be) appointed (law) the act of disposing of property by virtue of the power of appointment Recognize with gratitude; be grateful for Be fully aware of; realize fully Hold dear Gain in value Increase the value of

"the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"

"he applied for an appointment in the treasury" "she allocated part of the trust to her church by appointment" "Do you appreciate the full meaning of this letter?" "The yen appreciated again!" "The Germans want to appreciate the Deutsche Mark"

APPRECIAT E, V

APPRECIAT ION, N

Understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something Delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values) An expression of gratitude A favorable judgment An increase in price or value

"he expressed his appreciation in a short note" "an appreciation of 30% in the value of real estate" "his approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons" "the hunter's approach scattered the geese"

APPROACH ,N

Ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation The act of drawing spatially closer to something A way of entering or leaving The final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing The event of one object coming closer to another A tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others The temporal property of becoming nearer in time A close approximation A relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green Move towards Come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character Begin to deal with Come near in time Make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion

APPROVE, V

Give sanction to Judge to be right or commendable; think well of

"the approach of winter" "the nearest approach to genius" "he lost the hole when his approach rolled over the green" "We were approaching our destination" "His playing approaches that of Horowitz" "approach a task"; "approach a new project" "Winter is approaching"; "approaching old age" "I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters" "I approve of his educational policies"

APPROVAL, N

The formal act of giving approval A feeling of liking something or someone good Acceptance as satisfactory A message expressing a favorable opinion

"his decision merited the approval of any sensible person" "although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval" "he bought it on approval" "words of approval seldom passed his lips"

APRON, N

ARCHERY, N ARCHITECT ,N ARCHITECT URE, N

A garment of cloth or leather or plastic that is tied about the waist and worn to protect your clothing (golf) the part of the fairway leading onto the green The part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain) A paved surface where aircraft stand while not being used The sport of shooting arrows with a bow Someone who creates plans to be used in making something (such as buildings) An architectural product or work The discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings The profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their esthetic effect (computer science) the structure and organization of a computer's hardware or system software Present reasons and arguments Have an argument about something Give evidence of A fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true A contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement A discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal A summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie A variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable; if f(x)=y, x is the independent variable Come into existence; take on form or shape Originate or come into being Rise to one's feet Occur Move upward Take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance Get up and out of bed The hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"

"the architecture of a computer's system software" "The evidence argues for your claim" "it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true" "they were involved in a violent argument" "the argument over foreign aid goes on and on" "the editor added the argument to the poem"

ARGUE, V

ARGUMENT ,N

ARISE, V

"a arose" "A slight unpleasantness arose from this discussion" "The smoke arose from the forest fire" "they were up to their armpits in water"

ARMPIT, N

armed, adj

v Around, adv

(used of persons or the military) characterized by having or bearing arms Having arms or arms as specified; used especially in combination Used of plants and animals Prepare oneself for a military confrontation Supply with arms In the area or vicinity By a circular or circuitous route To or among many different places or in no particular direction In a circle or circular motion (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct In or to a reversed position or direction To a particular destination either specified or understood All around or on all sides In circumference

"armed robbery" "the many-armed goddess Shiva"

Preposition arrange, v

From beginning to end; throughout Approximately (especially of a date) Put into a proper or systematic order Make arrangements for Plan, organize, and carry out (an event) Set (printed matter) into a specific format Arrange attractively Adapt for performance in a different way Arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events, etc. The thing arranged or agreed to An orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging An organized structure for arranging or classifying The spatial property of the way in which something is placed A piece of music that has been adapted for performance by a particular set of voices or instruments The act of arranging and adapting a piece of music The act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal) The state of inactivity following an interruption Take into custody

"The U.S. armed the freedom fighters in Afghanistan" "hanging around"; "waited around for the next flight" "He came all the way around the base"; "the road goes around the pond" "news gets around"; "traveled around in Asia"; "he needs advice from someone who's been around"; "she sleeps around" "The wheels are spinning around" "weighs around a hundred pounds" "suddenly she turned around" "she came around to see me"; "I invited them around for supper" "dirty clothes lying around"; "There were trees growing all around"; "she looked around her" "the trunk is ten feet around"; "the pond is two miles around" "frigid weather the year around" "the church was built around 1840" "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order" "Can you arrange a meeting with the President?"

arrangement ,n

"arrange my schedule" "they made arrangements to meet in Chicago" "a flower arrangement" "he changed the arrangement of the topics" "the arrangement of the furniture"

Arrest, n arrest, v

"the negotiations were in arrest"

arrive, v arrival, n art, n

Hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of Attract and fix Cause to stop Reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress Succeed in a big way; get to the top Accomplishment of an objective The act of arriving at a certain place Someone who arrives (or has arrived) The products of human creativity; works of art collectively The creation of beautiful or significant things

"Arrest the downward trend" "Arrest the progress" "She arrived home at 7 o'clock" "After he published his book, he had arrived" "they awaited her arrival" "an art exhibition"; "a fine collection of art" "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully" "the art of conversation"; "it's quite an art"

artisan , n artistic, adj artificial, adj

A superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation Photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication A skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft Relating to or characteristic of art or artists Satisfying aesthetic standards and sensibilities Aesthetically pleasing Contrived by art rather than nature

"his artistic background" "an artistic flower arrangement" "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners" "that artificial humility that her husband hated" "are you ashamed for having lied?"; "felt ashamed of my torn coat"

Artificially formal Not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes Used of persons; feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse A line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage A message that departs from the main subject On or to one side Out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts) Not taken into account or excluded from consideration In a different direction Placed or kept separate and distinct as for a purpose In reserve; not for immediate use asleep, adj In a state of sleep Lacking sensation Dead Into a sleeping state In the sleep of death

ashamed, adj aside, n aside, adv

"step aside"; "stood aside to let him pass"; "threw the book aside"; "put her sewing aside when he entered" "brush the objections aside" "all joking aside, I think you're crazy" "turn aside" "a day set aside for relaxing" "started setting aside money to buy a car" "were all asleep when the phone rang"; "fell asleep at the wheel" "my foot is asleep" "he fell asleep"

Adv

aspect, n

assign, v

A distinct feature or element in a problem A characteristic to be considered The visual percept of a region The beginning or duration or completion or repetition of the action of a verb The expression on a person's face Give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person) Give out or allot Attribute or credit to Select something or someone for a specific purpose Attribute or give Make undue claims to having Transfer one's right to Decide as to where something belongs in a scheme

"We were assigned new uniforms" "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"

assist, n

assist, v

associate, n

The activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play Give help or assistance; be of service Act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function Work for or be a servant to A person who joins with others in some activity A person who is frequently in the company of another Any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another A degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies Make a logical or causal connection Keep company with; hang out with Bring or come into association or action Having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status Make certain of Inform positively and with certainty and confidence Assure somebody of the truth of something with the intention of giving the listener confidence Be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something Cause to feel sure; give reassurance to Make a promise or commitment Affect with wonder Filled with the emotional impact of overwhelming surprise or shock Affect with wonder Someone who denies the existence of god Related to or characterized by or given to atheism

"The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class" "he gave me an assist with the housework"

"Is a salesperson assisting you?" "he had to consult his associate before continuing" "first was the lightning and then its thunderous associate"

V Adj assure, n

"He associates with strange people" "an associate member"; "an associate professor" "I assured him that traveling to Cambodia was safe"

astonish, v astonished, adj astonished, v atheist, n ADJ

"I stood enthralled, astonished by the vastness and majesty of the cathedral"

"atheist leanings"

ATTACH, V

Cause to be attached Be attached; be in contact with Become attached Create social or emotional ties Take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority A feeling of affection for a person or an institution A supplementary part or accessory A writ authorizing the seizure of property that may be needed for the payment of a judgment in a judicial proceeding A connection that fastens things together Faithful support for a religion or cause or political party The act of attaching or affixing something The act of fastening things together Earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something The act of attacking Make an effort or attempt Enter upon an activity or enterprise Be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc. Take charge of or deal with To accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result Work for or be a servant to Give heed (to)

"The spider's thread attached to the window sill"

ATTACHME NT, N 7

ATTEMPT, N ATTEMPT, V ATTEND, V

"they made an attempt on his life" "The police attempted to stop the thief" "She attends class regularly"; "I rarely attend services at my church" "I must attend to this matter" "Menuhin's playing was attended by a 15-minute standing ovation" "She attends the old lady in the wheelchair" "The children in the audience attended the recital quietly"; "They attended to everything he said"

ATTENTION ,N

The process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others The work of caring for or attending to someone or something A general interest that leads people to want to know more A courteous act indicating affection The faculty or power of mental concentration A motionless erect stance with arms at the sides and feet together; assumed by military personnel during drill or review Direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes Exert a force on (a body) causing it to approach or prevent it from moving away Be attractive to

"the old car needed constant attention" "She was the center of attention" "she tried to win his heart with her many attentions" "keeping track of all the details requires your complete attention" "the troops stood at attention" "Her good looks attract the stares of many men" "the gravitational pull of a planet attracts other bodies" "The beautiful garden attracted many people"

ATTRACT, V

ATTRACTIV E, ADJ

Pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm Having power to arouse interest Having the properties of a magnet; the ability to draw or pull Light machine gun A pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released Operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control Like the unthinking functioning of a machine Without volition or conscious control

"a remarkably attractive young man"; "an attractive personality"; "attractive clothes"; "a book with attractive illustrations" "an attractive opportunity"; "the job is attractive because of the pay" "an attractive force"

AUTOMATI C, N ADJ

"automatic transmission"; "a budget deficit that caused automatic spending cuts" "an automatic 'thank you'" "the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light"

AUTUMN, N AUXILIARY, N ADJ

The season when the leaves fall from the trees Someone who acts as assistant Functioning in a subsidiary or supporting capacity Relating to something that is added but is not essential A means of serving Use to one's advantage Be of use to, be useful to "the main library and its auxiliary branches" "The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other" "of no avail" "He availed himself of the available resources" "It will avail them to dispose of their booty" "kept a fire extinguisher available"; "much information is available through computers"; "available in many colors"; "the list of available candidates is unusually long" "he was not available for comment"; "he was available and willing to accompany her" "the house is available after July 1" "Her former friends now avoid her" "Let's avoid a confrontation" "He should avoid publishing his wife's memoirs" "During Ramadan, Muslims avoid tobacco during the day" "was aware of his opponent's hostility"; "became aware of her surroundings"; "aware that he had exceeded the speed limit"

AVAIL, N V

AVAILABLE, ADJ

Take or use Obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service

Not busy; not otherwise committed Convenient for use or disposal The quality of being at hand when needed Stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something Prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening Refrain from doing something Refrain from certain foods or beverages AWAIT, V AWARE, ADJ Declare invalid Look forward to the probable occurrence of (sometimes followed by 'of') having or showing realization or perception

AVAILABILI TY AVOID, V

Bearing in mind; attentive to Aware or knowing (usually followed by 'of') having knowledge or understanding Alert and fully informed AWKWARD, ADJ Causing inconvenience Lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance

"I am well aware of his limitations" "politically aware"; "the most...technically aware of the novelists under thirty" "they arrived at an awkward time" "an awkward dancer"; "an awkward gesture"; "too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes"; "his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot" "an awkward bundle to carry" "an awkward prose style" "awkward moments in the discussion"; "an awkward pause followed his remark" "awkward and reserved at parties"

Difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape Not elegant or graceful in expression Hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment Not at ease socially; unsure and constrained in manner b BACHELOR, N ,V BACKWARD , ADJ A man who has never been married A knight of the lowest order; could display only a pennon Lead a bachelor's existence Directed or facing toward the back or rear (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature Retarded in intellectual development At or to or toward the back or rear In a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal In or to or toward a past time BAD, N ADJ That which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency Having undesirable or negative qualities

"a backward view" "a backward lover" "tripped when he stepped backward" "it's easy to get the 'i' and the 'e' backward in words like 'seize' and 'siege'"; "the child put her jersey on backward" "lovers of the past looking fondly backward" "take the bad with the good" "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice" "a bad headache"; "had a bad shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm" "my throat feels bad"; "she felt bad all over"

ADV

Very intense Feeling physical discomfort or pain ('tough' is occasionally used colloquially for 'bad')

(of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition Not capable of being collected Below average in quality or performance Nonstandard Not financially safe or secure Physically unsound or diseased Capable of harming Keenly sorry or regretful Characterized by wickedness or immorality Reproduced fraudulently Not working properly With great intensity ('bad' is a nonstandard variant for 'badly') Very much; strongly Someone who bakes commercially Someone who bakes bread or cake A state of equilibrium A scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity Equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account Harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design) Equality of distribution Something left after other parts have been taken away The difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact correspondence of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane An equivalent counterbalancing weight A wheel that regulates the rate of movement in a machine; especially a wheel oscillating against the hairspring of a timepiece to regulate its beat Bring into balance or equilibrium Compute credits and debits of an account Hold or carry in equilibrium Be in equilibrium The seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22 (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Libra A decree that prohibits something An official prohibition or edict against something Prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure

ADV

"bad meat" "a bad debt" "a bad chess player"; "a bad recital" "so-called bad grammar" "a bad investment" "has a bad back"; "a bad heart"; "bad teeth" "bad habits"; "bad air"; "smoking is bad for you" "felt bad about letting the team down"; "felt bad about breaking the vase" "led a very bad life" "like a bad penny..." "a bad telephone connection" "a bad telephone connection" "he wants a bicycle so bad he can taste it"

baker, n balance, n

"in all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance" "he took what he wanted and I got the balance"

"She has to balance work and her domestic duties"; "balance the two weights" "He was balancing on one foot"

ban, n V

"Smoking is banned in this building"

N N Band

Forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper) Ban from a place of residence, as for punishment Expel from a community or group 100 bani equal 1 leu A bachelor's degree in nursing An unofficial association of people or groups Instrumentalists not including string players A stripe of contrasting color A strip or stripe of a contrasting color or material A group of musicians playing popular music for dancing A range of frequencies between two limits Something elongated that is worn around the body or one of the limbs Jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger A strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration) A restraint put around something to hold it together Bind or tie together, as with a band Attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify Someone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts Reduce to bankruptcy Financially ruined A room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter A counter where you can obtain food or drink A rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon Musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats An obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal The act of preventing (meteorology) a unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimeter A submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore The body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction A block of solid substance (such as soap or wax) A horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises [Brit] A heating element in an electric fire (law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried Prevent from entering; keep out

"chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands"

"he noted that she wore a wedding band"

V bankrupt, n V Adj bar, n

"band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"

"a bankrupt company" "he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar" "he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar" "there were bars in the windows to prevent escape" "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song" "it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar" "there was no bar against leaving" "unfortunately some writers have used bar for one dyne per square centimeter" "the boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river" "he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey" "a bar of chocolate" "an electric fire with three bars" "spectators were not allowed past the bar" "He was barred from membership in

the club" Render unsuitable for passage Expel, as if by official decree Secure with, or as if with, bars A portable .30 caliber magazine-fed automatic rifle operated by gas pressure; used by United States troops in World War I and in World War II and in the Korean War An agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each An advantageous purchase Negotiate the terms of an exchange Come to terms; arrive at an agreement Any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water Installation from which a military force initiates operations Lowest support of a structure Place that runner must touch before scoring (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place The bottom or lowest part (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment A lower limit The fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained A support or foundation The bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed The most important or necessary part of something The place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed The stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area A relation that provides the foundation for something The fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained The most important or necessary part of something A hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war An energetic attempt to achieve something An open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals) Battle or contend against in or as if in a battle An indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf The sound of a hound on the scent "He barred the door"

bargain, n V base, n

"he made a bargain with the devil" "she got a bargain at the auction" "We bargained for a beautiful rug in the bazaar" "bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia" "the attack wiped out our forward bases" "it was built on a base of solid rock"

"the base of the mountain" "the base of the skull"

"the base of the lamp" "the base of the triangle"

"the industrial base of Japan" "he worked on an interim basis" "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture" "the basis of this drink is orange juice" "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga" "he fought a battle for recognition" "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs" "they battled over the budget"

Basis, n

battle, n

V bay , n

V Adj be,v

Small Mediterranean evergreen tree with small blackish berries and glossy aromatic leaves used for flavoring in cooking; also used by ancient Greeks to crown victors A compartment on a ship between decks; often used as a hospital A compartment in an aircraft used for some specific purpose A small recess opening off a larger room A horse of a moderate reddish-brown color Utter in deep prolonged tones Bark with prolonged noises, of dogs (used of animals especially a horse) of a moderate reddish-brown color Have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun) Be identical to; be someone or something Occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere Have an existence, be extant Happen, occur, take place Be identical or equivalent to Form or compose Work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function Represent, as of a character on stage Spend or use time Have life, be alive To remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form Massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws An investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price Have Give birth (to a newborn) Put up with something or somebody unpleasant Move while holding up or supporting Bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year" Take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person Contain or hold; have within Bring in Have on one's person

"they put him in the sick bay" "he opened the bomb bay"

"John is rich"; "This is not a good answer" "The president of the company is John Smith"; "This is my house" "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?" "Is there a God?" "I lost my wallet; this was during the visit to my parents' house"; "There was a lot of noise in the kitchen" "This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance" "He is a herpetologist"; "She is our resident philosopher" "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet" "I may be an hour" "Our great leader is no more" "let her be"

bear,n

bear,v

"bear a resemblance"; "bear a signature" "I cannot bear his constant criticism" "Bear gifts"; "bear a heavy load"; "bear news"; "bearing orders" "The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers" "She agreed to bear the responsibility" "interest-bearing accounts" "bear a scar"

beat,n

Behave in a certain manner Have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices Support or hold in a certain manner Be pregnant with A regular route for a sentry or policeman The rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart The basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music A single pulsation of an oscillation produced by adding two waves of different frequencies; has a frequency equal to the difference between the two oscillations A member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior The sound of stroke or blow (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse A regular rate of repetition A stroke or blow The act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing Come out better in a competition, race, or conflict Give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression Hit repeatedly Move rhythmically Shape by beating Enter or assume a certain state or condition Undergo a change or development Come into existence Enhance the appearance of Earlier in time; previously

"he bore himself with dignity" "She bears the title of Duchess" "She is bearing his child" "in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name" "he could feel the beat of her heart" "the conductor set the beat"

"he heard the beat of a drum" "the cox raised the beat" "the signal was two beats on the steam pipe"

beat,v

"Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition" "Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night"; "The teacher used to beat the students" "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe" "Her heart was beating fast" "He became annoyed when he heard the bad news" "Her former friend became her worst enemy" "What becomes has duration" "Mourning becomes Electra" "I had known her before"; "as I said before"; "he called me the day before but your call had come even earlier" "with the cross of Jesus marching on before" "see my son before I die" "I beg you to stop!" "beg money and food" "We began working at dawn"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"

become,v

before,adv

At or in the front before,con beg,v Earlier in time than Call upon in supplication; entreat Make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently Ask to obtain free Take the first step or steps in carrying out an action

begin,v

Have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense Set in motion, cause to start Begin to speak or say Be the first item or point, constitute the beginning or start, come first in a series

Have a beginning, of a temporal event

Have a beginning characterized in some specified way

Begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object Achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative

"The DMZ begins right over the hill"; "The second movement begins after the Allegro" "The Iraqis began hostilities"; "begin a new chapter in your life" "'Now listen, friends', he began" "The number 'one' begins the sequence"; "A terrible murder begins the novel"; "The convocation ceremony officially begins the semester" "WWII began in 1939 when Hitler marched into Poland"; "The company's Asia tour begins next month" "The novel begins with a murder"; "My property begins with the three maple trees"; "Her day begins with a work-out"; "The semester begins with a convocation ceremony" "begin a cigar" "This economic measure doesn't even begin to deal with the problem of inflation"; "You cannot even begin to understand the problem we had to deal with during the war" "She began Russian at an early age" "the beginning of the war" "'It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story" "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance" "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations" "the beginning canto of the poem" "Don't behave like a fool" "The children must learn to behave" "behind by two points" "he followed behind"; "seen from behind, the house is more imposing than it is from the front"; "the final runners were far behind" "when he died he left much unfinished work behind"; "left a large family behind"; "the children left their books behind"; "he took off with a squeal of tires and left the other cars

beginning,n

Begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language The event consisting of the start of something The time at which something is supposed to begin The first part or section of something The place where something begins, where it springs into being The act of starting something

beginning,ad j behave,v

Serving to begin Behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself Behave in a certain manner Behave well or properly The fleshy part of the human body that you sit on Having the lower score or lagging position in a contest In or to or toward the rear

behind,n behind,adj behind,adv

Remaining in a place or condition that has been left or departed from

Of timepieces In or into an inferior position In debt believe,v Accept as true; take to be true Judge or regard; look upon; judge Be confident about something Follow a credo; have a faith; be a believer Credit with veracity belong,v Be owned by; be in the possession of Originate (in) Be suitable or acceptable Be in the right place or situation

far behind" "my watch is running behind" "fell behind in his studies"; "their business was lagging behind in the competition for customers" "he fell behind with his mortgage payments"; "a month behind in the rent" "I believed his report"; "We didn't believe his stories from the War"; "She believes in spirits" "I believe her to be very smart" "I believe that he will come back from the war" "When you hear his sermons, you will be able to believe, too" "You cannot believe this man"; "Should we believe a publication like the National Inquirer?" "This book belongs to me" "This student somehow doesn't belong" "Where do these books belong?"; "Let's put health care where it belongs--under the control of the government" "The whales belong among the mammals" "see below"

Be classified with below,adv In or to a place that is lower At a later place (in writing) see below On a floor below Further down A long seat for more than one person The reserve players on a team A level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below) Persons who administer justice A strong worktable for a carpenter or mechanic Take out of a game; of players Exhibit on a bench The magistrate or judge or judges sitting in court in judicial capacity to compose the court collectively In or to a place that is lower Not worthy of Underneath, below, directly under Promoting or enhancing well-being

bench,n

"our team has a strong bench"

bench,v bench,n beneath,adv beneath,pre beneficial,adj

"bench the poodles at the dog show"

"it's beneath me to do that"; "everyone else was beneath me" "an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries"; "the beneficial effects of a temperate climate" "beneficial effects of a balanced diet"

Tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health

benefit,n beside,p besides,adv betray,v

Financial assistance in time of need Something that aids or promotes well-being A performance to raise money for a charitable cause Compared with Next to, at the side of Making an additional point; anyway In addition Reveal unintentionally Deliver to an enemy by treachery Disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake Be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage Give away information about somebody Cause someone to believe an untruth One having claim to precedence; a superior Someone who bets The superior one of two alternatives Surpass in excellence To make better Get better (comparative of 'good') superior to another (of the same class or set or kind) in excellence or quality or desirability or suitability; more highly skilled than another (comparative of 'good') changed for the better in health or fitness (comparative and superlative of 'well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable More than half

"I look scruffy beside you" "the shop beside the station" "I don't want to go to a restaurant; besides, we can't afford it" "Her smile betrayed her true feelings" "The spy betrayed his country"

better,n

"the common man has been kept in his place by his betters" "chose the better of the two" "She bettered her own record" "You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din"; "a better coat"; "a better type of car"; "a suit with a better fit"; "a better chance of success"; "produced a better mousetrap"; "she's better in math than in history" "her health is better now"; "I feel better" "it would be better to speak to him" "argued for the better part of an hour" "She had never sung better"; "a deed better left undone"; "better suited to the job" "I know better." "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office" "gives good measure"; "a good mile from here" "ruined the family's good name" "the experience was good for her" "made good grades"; "morale was

better,v better,adj

better,adv

better,adj

Comparative of 'well'; in a better or more excellent manner or more advantageously or attractively or to a greater degree etc. From a position of superiority or authority Having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified

Having the normally expected amount Morally admirable Deserving of esteem and respect Promoting or enhancing well-being Superior to the average

Agreeable or pleasing Of moral excellence Having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude Thorough With or in a close or intimate relationship Having or showing or arising from a desire to promote the welfare or happiness of others Financially sound Most suitable or right for a particular purpose Resulting favorably Exerting force or influence Feeling healthy and free of aches and pains Capable of pleasing Appealing to the mind In excellent physical condition Tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health Not forged Not left to spoil Generally admired Be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to Farther along in space or time or degree

good"; "had good weather for the parade" "we all had a good time"; "good manners" "a genuinely good person" "a good mechanic" "had a good workout"; "gave the house a good cleaning" "a good friend" "a good investment" "a good time to plant tomatoes" "its a good thing that I wasn't there"; "it is good that you stayed" "a warranty good for two years" "I feel good" "good looks" "good music" "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg" "a good night's sleep" "a good dollar bill" "the meat is still good" "good taste" "Beware of telephone salesmen" "through the valley and beyond"; "to the eighth grade but not beyond"; "will be influential in the 1990s and beyond" "a pond with a hayfield beyond" "agreed to provide essentials but nothing beyond"

beware,v beyond,adv

On the farther side from the observer In addition binder,n A machine that cuts grain and binds it in sheaves Something used to bind separate particles together or facilitate adhesion to a surface Holds loose papers or magazines Something used to tie or bind The capacity to attract and hold something Strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement or decoration The act of applying a bandage The front and back covering of a book Executed with proper legal authority Hindering freedom of movement Causing constipation Stick to firmly Create social or emotional ties Make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope Wrap around with something so as to cover or

binding,n

binding,adj

"the book had a leather binding" "a binding contract" "tight garments are uncomfortably binding"

binding,v

"The Chinese would bind the feet of their women"

bit,n

bit,v

bite,n

enclose Secure with or as if with ropes Bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted Form a chemical bond with Provide with a binding Fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord Cause to be constipated [Brit] A small quantity A small fragment of something broken off from the whole An indefinitely short time An instance of some kind Piece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding A unit of measurement of information (from Binary + digIT); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable states A small amount of solid food; a mouthful A small fragment A short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program The cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press To grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws Cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort Penetrate or cut, as with a knife Deliver a sting to A wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person A small amount of solid food; a mouthful A painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin A light informal meal (angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait Wit having a sharp and caustic quality A strong odor or taste property The act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws A portion removed from the whole

"The hydrogen binds the oxygen" "bind the books in leather" "a bit of paper" "a bit of rock caught him in the eye" "in just a bit" "he had a bit of good luck" "the horse was not accustomed to a bit" "there are 8 bits in a byte" "all they had left was a bit of bread"

"he looked around for the right size bit" "Gunny invariably tried to bite her" "The fork bit into the surface"

"after fishing for an hour he still had not had a bite" "the bite of satire" "the sulfurous bite of garlic" "the government's weekly bite from my paycheck" "Gunny invariably tried to bite her" "The fork bit into the surface"

bite,v

bitter,n

bitter,v

To grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws Cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort Penetrate or cut, as with a knife Deliver a sting to [Brit] English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft) The taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth The property of having a harsh unpleasant taste Make bitter

bitter,adj

bitter,adv blame,n blame,v blame,adj blank, n

blank, v blank, adj

Marked by strong resentment or cynicism Very difficult to accept or bear Harsh or corrosive in tone One of the four basic taste sensations; sharp and disagreeable; like the taste of quinine Expressive of severe grief or regret Proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity Causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold Extremely and sharply An accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed A reproach for some lapse or misdeed Put or pin the blame on Harass with constant criticism Attribute responsibility to Expletives used informally as intensifiers A blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing A substitute for a taboo word A blank gap or missing part A piece of material ready to be made into something A cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet Keep the opposing (baseball) team from winning Of a surface; not written or printed on Void of expression Not charged with a b People who have severe visual impairments A hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters) Something that keeps things out or hinders sight Something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity Render unable to see Make blind by putting the eyes out Make dim by comparison or conceal Unable to see Unable or unwilling to perceive or understand Not based on reason or evidence A cloth used to cover the eyes Cover the eyes of someone to prevent him from seeing Wearing a blindfold "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks" A rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings A three-dimensional shape with six square or

"bitter about the divorce" "the bitter truth"; "a bitter sorrow" "bitter words" "shed bitter tears" "a bitter struggle"; "bitter enemies" "bitter cold" "bitter cold" "the police laid the blame on the driver" "he took the blame for it" "We blamed the accident on her" "a blame cold winter" "I hit the blank blank car"

blind,n

"blank pages"; "fill in the blank spaces" "a blank stare" "a blank cartridge" "he spent hours reading to the blind" "he waited impatiently in the blind" "they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet" "the holding company was just a blind" "The criminals were punished and blinded" "blind to a lover's faults"; "blind to the consequences of their actions" "blind hatred"; "blind faith" "the hostage was blindfolded and driven away"

blind,v

blind,adj

blind, fold,n blind, fold,v blind, fold,adj

"he lives in the next block"

rectangular sides A number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit Housing in a large building that is divided into separate units (computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted An inability to remember or think of something you normally can do; often caused by emotional tension A simple machine consisting of a wheel with a groove in which a rope can run to change the direction or point of application of a force applied to the rope A metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine An obstruction in a pipe or tub A platform from which an auctioneer sells (American football) the act of obstructing someone's path with your body Render unsuitable for passage Hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of "Block his election" Interfere with or prevent the reception of signals Run on a block system Interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia Shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight Stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block Obstruct Block passage through Support, secure, or raise with a block Impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball) Be unable to remember Shape by using a block Shape into a block or blocks Bloody, v Cover with blood bloody, adj Having or covered with or accompanied by blood

"he reserved a large block of seats"; "he held a large block of the company's stock" "there is a block of classrooms in the west wing" "since blocks are often defined as a single sector, the terms 'block' and 'sector' are sometimes used interchangeably" "I knew his name perfectly well but I had a temporary block"

"the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked" "they put their paintings on the block" "he threw a rolling block into the line backer" "block the way" "block the signals emitted by this station" "block trains" "block a nerve"; "block a muscle" "The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage" "block the book cover" "Her arteries are blocked" "block a plate for printing"; "block the wheels of a car" "block an attack" "You are blocking the name of your first wife!" "Block a hat"; "block a garment" "block the graphs so one can see the results clearly" "bloody your hands" "a bloody nose"; "your scarf is all bloody"; "the effects will be violent and probably bloody"; "a bloody fight" "what a bloody nuisance"; "a bloody fool" "he's a bloody idiot"

block,v

Informal intensifier [Brit] Used for disapproving emphasis

bloody, adv blow,n

blow,v

Extremely A powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon An impact (as from a collision) An unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating An unpleasant or disappointing surprise A strong current of air Street names for cocaine Forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth Exhale hard Be blowing or storming Free of obstruction by blowing air through Be in motion due to some air or water current Make a sound as if blown Shape by blowing Make a mess of, destroy or ruin Spend thoughtlessly; throw away Spend lavishly or wastefully on Sound by having air expelled through a tube Play or sound a wind instrument Provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation Cause air to go in, on, or through Cause to move by means of an air current Spout moist air from the blowhole Leave; informal or rude Lay eggs Cause to be revealed and jeopardized Show off Allow to regain its breath Melt, break, or become otherwise unusable

"you are bloody right" "a blow on the head

"he gave his nose a loud blow" "blow on the soup to cool it down" "The wind blew from the West" "blow one's nose" "The leaves were blowing in the wind" "The whistle blew" "Blow a glass vase" "He blew a lot of money on his new home theater" "The trumpets blew" "She blew the horn" "Blow my hair dry" "The wind blew the leaves around in the yard" "The whales blew" "Blow now "certain insects are said to blow" "The story blew their cover" "blow a horse" "The lightbulbs blew out"; "The fuse blew" "The tire blew"; "We blew a tire" "he had eyes of bright blue" "she was wearing blue" "the Union army was a vast blue" "he shot an arrow into the blue"

blue,n

blue,v blue,adj

Burst suddenly The color of the clear sky in the daytime Blue clothing Any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue The sky as viewed during daylight Used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge The sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic Any of numerous small chiefly blue butterflies of the family Lycaenidae Turn blue Having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky Used to signify the Union forces in the Civil War (who wore blue uniforms) Low in spirits Characterized by profanity or cursing Suggestive of sexual impropriety

"October's bright blue weather"; "a blue flame"; "blue haze of tobacco smoke" "a ragged blue line" "lonely and blue in a strange city" "blue language" "a blue movie"; "blue jokes"

boast, n boast, v boldly, adv boldness,n

bond,n

bond,v

Belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy Morally rigorous and strict Causing dejection Speaking of yourself in superlatives Show off Wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner In a bold manner The trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger Impudent aggressiveness The quality of standing out strongly and distinctly An electrical force linking atoms A certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal A connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial A restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner) A connection that fastens things together A superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents The property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition Stick to firmly Create social or emotional ties Issue bonds on Bring together in a common cause or emotion Held in slavery United States civil rights leader who was elected to the legislature in Georgia but was barred from taking his seat because he opposed the Vietnam War (born 1940) British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming Rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates The porous calcified substance from which bones are made A shade of white the color of bleached bones Study intensively, as before an exam Remove the bones from Consisting of or made up of bone The posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine

"a blue family"; "blue blood"; "the blue-blooded aristocracy" "blue laws" "a blue day"

"we must tackle these tasks boldly" "the proposal required great boldness" "I couldn't believe her boldness"

"their friendship constitutes a powerful bond between them" "a $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman"

"The grandparents want to bond with the child"

bond,adj bond,n

bone,n

bone,v bone,adj Back,n

"I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam" "bone the turkey before roasting it" "his back was nicely tanned"

The side that goes last or is not normally seen The part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer (football) a person who plays in the backfield The series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord The front and back covering of a book The part of a garment that covers your back A support that you can lean against while sitting The position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage Be behind; approve of Travel backward Give support or one's approval to Cause to travel backward Support financial backing for Be in back of Place a bet on Shift to a counterclockwise direction Establish as valid or genuine Strengthen by providing with a back or backing Related to or located at the back Located at or near the back of an animal Of an earlier date In or to or toward a former location At or to or toward the back or rear In or to or toward an original condition In or to or toward a past time In answer In repayment or retaliation

"he wrote the date on the back of the photograph" "he stood at the back of the stage" "the fall broke his back" "they pinned a 'kick me' sign on his back" "the back of the dental chair was adjustable" "I backed Kennedy in 1960" "back into the driveway"; "The car backed up and hit the tree" "I can't back this plan" "back the car into the parking spot" "back this enterprise" "My garage backs their yard" "Which horse are you backing?" "the wind backed" "Can you back up your claims?" "the back yard"; "the back entrance" "back legs" "back issues of the magazine" "she went back to her parents' house" "he moved back" "he went back to sleep" "set the clocks back an hour"; "never look back" "he wrote back three days later" "we paid back everything we had borrowed"; "he hit me and I hit him back"; "I was kept in after school for talking back to the teacher" "the play had bookings throughout the summer" "wondered who had made the booking" "The policeman booked her when she tried to solicit a man" "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family" "Her agent had booked her for several concerts in Tokyo" "a spanking breeze is a boon to sailors" "boon companions"

back,v

back,adj back,adv

booking, n

booking, v

Employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time The act of reserving (a place or passage) or engaging the services of (a person or group) Record a charge in a police register Arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance Engage for a performance

boon,n boon,adj bore,n

Register in a hotel booke A desirable state Very close and convivial A person who evokes boredom

bore,v

A high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary) Diameter of a tube or gun barrel A hole or passage made by a drill; usually made for exploratory purposes Cause to be bored Make a hole with a pointed power or hand tool Have Give birth (to a newborn) Put up with something or somebody unpleasant Move while holding up or supporting Bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year" Take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person Contain or hold; have within Bring in Have on one's person Behave in a certain manner Have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices Support or hold in a certain manner Be pregnant with The feeling of being bored by something tedious Get temporarily Take up and practice as one's own An angry disturbance Something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness Take the trouble to do something; concern oneself Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations To cause inconvenience or discomfort to Intrude or enter uninvited Make nervous or agitated

"bear a resemblance"; "bear a signature" "I cannot bear his constant criticism" "Bear gifts"; "bear a heavy load"; "bear news"; "bearing orders" "The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers" "She agreed to bear the responsibility" "interest-bearing accounts" "bear a scar" "he bore himself with dignity" "She bears the title of Duchess"

boredom,n borrow,v bother,n bother,v

"May I borrow your lawn mower?" "a spot of bother" "a bit of a bother" "Don't bother, please" "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me" "Don't bother the professor while she is grading term papers" "The mere thought of her bothered him and made his heart beat faster"

botheration,n botheration,i nt bow,n

Make confused or perplexed or puzzled The psychological state of being irritated or annoyed Something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness Exclamation of annoyance A knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces A slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands, used in playing certain stringed instrument Front part of a vessel or aircraft Curved piece of resilient wood with taut cord to propel arrows Something curved in shape

"he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line"

bow,v

Bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame An appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience A decorative interlacing of ribbons A stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments Bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head Submit or yield to another's wish or opinion Bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting Bend one's back forward from the waist on down Play on a string instrument The childhood of a boy A group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies Refuse to sponsor; refuse to do business with That part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord Mental ability That which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason Someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality The brain of certain animals used as meat Hit on the head Kill by smashing someone's skull Not using intelligence A name given to a product or service A recognizable kind Identification mark on skin, made by burning A piece of wood that has been burned or is burning A symbol of disgrace or infamy A cutting or thrusting weapon with a long blade Burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership; of animals To accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful Mark or expose as infamous A North American Indian warrior People who are brave Face or endure with courage Possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching Invulnerable to fear or intimidation Brightly colored and showy

"He bowed before the King"; "She bowed her head in shame" "The government bowed to the military pressure" "He bowed before the King" "She bowed before the Queen"

boyhood,n boycott,n boycott,v brain,n

"he's got plenty of brains but no common sense"

brain,v brainless,adj brand,n

"there's a new brand of hero in the movies now"

brand,v

"She was branded a loose woman" "the home of the free and the brave" "She braved the elements" "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring" "girls decked out in brave new dresses"; "brave banners flying"

brave,n brave,v brave,adj

bravely,adv breakdown,n

In a courageous manner The act of disrupting an established order so it fails to continue A mental or physical breakdown A cessation of normal operation An analysis into mutually exclusive categories Make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features Make ineffective Lose control of one's emotions Stop operating or functioning Separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts Fall apart Cause to fall or collapse Collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack Express or utter spontaneously Change pace

"bravely he went into the burning house" "his warning came after the breakdown of talks in London" "there was a power breakdown"

breakdown,v

"Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination" "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town" "Negotiations broke down"

breakinto,v

breast,n

breast,v breathe,v

The front part of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen Either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman Meat carved from the breast of a fowl Meet at breast level Reach the summit Confront bodily Draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs Be alive Impart as if by breathing Allow the passage of air through Utter or tell Manifest or evince Take a short break from one's activities in order to relax Reach full flavor by absorbing air and being let to stand after having been uncorked

"break into a yodel"; "break into a song"; "break into tears" "The dancers broke into a cha-cha"; "The horse broke into a gallop" "he beat his breast in anger"

"The runner breasted the tape" "They breasted the mountain" "breast the storm" "I can breathe better when the air is clean" "Every creature that breathes" "He breathed new life into the old house" "Our new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear" "not breathe a word" "She breathes the Christian spirit" "This rare Bordeaux must be allowed to breathe for at least 2 hours" "breathless at thought of what I had done"; "breathless from running"; "followed the match with breathless interest" "a breathless flight"

breathless,a dj

Expel (gases or odors) Not breathing or able to breathe except with difficulty

Tending to cause suspension of regular breathing Appearing dead; not breathing or having no

brick,n bride,n bride,,n brightness,n

bring,v

perceptible pulse Rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln; used as a building or paving material A good fellow; helpful and trustworthy A woman who has recently been married A woman participant in her own marriage ceremony Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523) The location of a visual perception along the black-towhite continuum Intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty The quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light Take something or somebody with oneself somewhere Cause to come into a particular state or condition

Cause to happen or to occur as a consequence Go or come after and bring or take back Bring into a different state Be accompanied by Bestow a quality on Advance or set forth in court Be sold for a certain price Attract the attention of Induce or persuade broadly,adv broadcast,v V broom,n Without regard to specific details or exceptions In a wide fashion Message that is transmitted by radio or television Broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television Sow over a wide area, especially by hand Cause to become widely known A cleaning implement for sweeping; bundle of straws or twigs attached to a long handle Any of various shrubs of the genera Cytisus or Genista or Spartium having long slender branches and racemes of yellow flowers Sweep with a broom or as if with a broom Finish with a broom A structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place The act of constructing or building something The commercial activity involved in constructing buildings

"Bring me the box from the other room"; "This brings me to the main point" "Long hard years of on the job training had brought them to their competence"; "bring water to the boiling point" "bring comments"; "The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area" "Could you bring the wine?" "Can I bring my cousin to the dinner?" "She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings" "bring charges", "institute proceedings" "The painting brought $10,000" "The noise and the screaming brought the curious" "The confession of one of the accused brought the others to admit to the crime as well" "he interprets the law broadly" "he smiled broadly" A radio or television show "broadcast seeds" "broadcast the news"

broom,v building,n

"there was a three-story building on the corner" "his hobby was the building of boats" "workers in the building trades"

The occupants of a building building,v Make by combining materials and parts Form or accumulate steadily

"the entire building complained about the noise" "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"; "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border" "build a reputation" "build detergents" "The government is building new schools in this state" "build a modern nation"; "build a million-dollar business" "These architects build in interesting and new styles" "build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation" "build up confidence" "Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera"

Build or establish something abstract Improve the cleansing action of Order, supervise, or finance the construction of Give form to, according to a plan Be engaged in building Found or ground Bolster or strengthen Develop and grow bump,n A lump on the body caused by a blow Something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form An impact (as from a collision) Knock against with force or violence Come upon, as if by accident; meet with Dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward Assign to a lower position; reduce in rank Remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied The act of burning something Execution by electricity Execution by fire Producing or having a painfully hot sensation Intensely hot Characterized by intense emotion Lighted up by or as by fire or flame Of immediate import Consuming fuel; used in combination burning,v Destroy by fire Shine intensely, as if with heat Undergo combustion Cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort Cause to burn or combust Feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion Cause to undergo combustion

bump,v

"the bump threw him off the bicycle" "My car bumped into the tree" "bump and grind"

burning,n

"the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance" "begged for water to soothe his burning throat" "a burning fever"; "the burning sand" "a burning enthusiasm" "forests set burning by lightning"; "a burning cigarette" "burning issues of the day" "coal-burning (or wood-burning) stoves" "They burned the house and his diaries" "The candles were burning" "Maple wood burns well" "The sun burned his face" "The sun burned off the fog" "She was burning with anger"; "He was burning to try out his new skies" "burn garbage"; "The car burns only Diesel oil"

burning,adj

Burn at the stake Spend (significant amounts of money) Feel hot or painful Burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent Get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun Create by duplicating data Use up (energy) burst, n Burn with heat, fire, or radiation The act of exploding or bursting something Rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms A sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason) A sudden violent happening Break open or apart suddenly Force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up Burst outward, usually with noise Move suddenly, energetically, or violently Be in a state of movement or action Emerge suddenly Cause to burst Break open or apart suddenly and forcefully Suddenly and violently broken open especially from internal pressure ('busted' is an informal term for 'burst' Cover from sight Place in a grave or tomb Place in the earth and cover with soil Enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing Embed deeply Dismiss from the mind; stop remembering busy,v busy,adj Keep busy with Actively or fully engaged or occupied Overcrowded or cluttered with detail Intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner Crowded or characterized by much activity (of facilities such as telephones or lavatories) unavailable for use by anyone else or indicating unavailability The state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity Introducing a different topic

"Witches were burned in Salem" "He has money to burn" "My eyes are burning"

"burn a CD" "burn off calories through vigorous exercise" "the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft" "a burst of applause" "a burst of lightning" "The bubble burst"

burst, v

"He burst out of the house into the cool night" "The sun burst into view" "The dam burst" "a burst balloon"; "burst pipes"; "burst seams" "Afghani women buried under their burkas" "Stalin was buried behind the Kremlin wall on Red Square" "They buried the stolen goods" "He buried his head in her lap" "i tried to bury these unpleasant memories" "She busies herself with her butterfly collection" "busy with her work"; "a busy man"; "too busy to eat lunch"; "the line is busy" "a busy painting" "busy about other people's business" "a very busy week"; "a busy life"; "a busy street"; "a busy seaport" "her line is busy"; "kept getting a busy signal" "they manifested all the busyness of a pack of beavers" "by the way, I won't go to the party"

burst, adj bury,v

busyness,n bytheway,

cabinet,n

Call,v

A cupboard-like repository or piece of furniture with doors and shelves and drawers; for storage or display Persons appointed by a head of state to head executive departments of government and act as official advisers A storage compartment for clothes and valuables; usually it has a lock Housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television A loud utterance; often in protest or opposition A demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty" The characteristic sound produced by a bird A brief social visit A demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement A demand for a show of hands in a card game A request An instruction that interrupts the program being executed Brief visit in an official or professional capacity (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee The option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date Assign a specified, proper name to Get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone Ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality Order, request, or command to come Utter a sudden loud cry Pay a brief visit Call a meeting; invite or command to meet

"senior professors' wives no longer make afternoon calls on newcomers"

"after two raises there was a call" "many calls for Christmas stories"; "not many calls for buggywhips" "Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed" "the salesman's call on a customer" "he was ejected for protesting the call"

call,v

"I tried to call you all night"; "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning" "He called me a bastard"; "She called her children lazy and ungrateful" "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens" "The Wannsee Conference was called to discuss the 'Final Solution'"; "The new dean calls meetings every week" "The unions called a general strike for Sunday" "He was already called 4 times for jury duty"; "They called him to active military duty" "call balls and strikes behind the plate" "call a football game"

Order or request or give a command for Order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role Indicate a decision in regard to Stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather

Read aloud to check for omissions or absentees Send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message Declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee Utter a characteristic note or cry Utter in a loud voice or announce Make a prediction about; tell in advance Challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense Consider or regard as being Demand payment of (a loan) Give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance Greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name Make a stop in a harbour Make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands Require the presentation of for redemption before maturation Lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal Challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of call,n cancer,n Rouse somebody from sleep with a call A special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course Any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer A small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Leo and Gemini Type genus of the family Cancridae The fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22 (usually followed by 'of') having capacity or ability Possibly accepting or permitting (followed by 'of') having the temperament or inclination for Having the requisite qualities for Have the skills and qualifications to do things well capability,n The quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally The susceptibility of something to a particular treatment

"Call roll" "Hawaii is calling!"; "A transmitter in Samoa was heard calling" "call a runner out" "bluejays called to one another" "He called my name"; "The auctioneer called the bids" "He deserves to be called on that" "I would not call her beautiful" "Call a loan" "Call me Mister"; "She calls him by first name"` "The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow" "He called his trump" "Call a bond" "Call ducks" "call the speaker on a question of fact" "I was called at 5 A.M. this morning" "he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call"

cancer,n

capable,adj

"capable of winning"; "capable of hard work"; "capable of walking on two feet" "a passage capable of misinterpretation" "no one believed her capable of murder" "a capable administrator"; "children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable" "he worked to the limits of his capability" "the capability of a metal to be fused"

capacity,n

An aptitude that may be developed Ability to perform or produce The susceptibility of something to a particular treatment The amount that can be contained The maximum production possible A specified function

capital,n

(computer science) the amount of information (in bytes) that can be stored on a disk drive An electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored The power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior Tolerance for alcohol Assets available for use in the production of further assets Wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value A seat of government One of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis

"the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons" "the plant is working at 80 per cent capacity" "he was employed in the capacity of director"; "he should be retained in his present capacity at a higher salary" "the capacity of a hard disk drive is usually expressed in megabytes"

"he had drunk beyond his capacity"

"printers once kept the type for capitals and for small letters in separate cases; capitals were kept in the upper half of the type case and so became known as uppercase letters" "a capital fellow"; "a capital idea" "a capital offense" "our capital concern was to avoid defeat" "no medical care was required" "he handled the vase with care" "care had aged him" "his major care was the illness of his wife" "he is in the care of a bodyguard" "he wrote the manual on car care" "I really care about my work"; "I don't care" "The nurse was caring for the wounded" "Do you care to try this dish?"

capital,adj

The upper part of a column that supports the entablature [Brit] First-rate Punishable by death Of primary important The work of caring for or attending to someone or something Judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger An anxious feeling A cause for feeling concern Attention and management implying responsibility for safety Activity involved in maintaining something in good working order Feel concern or interest Provide care for Prefer or wish to do something Be in charge of, act on, or dispose of Be concerned with

care,n

care,v

carefree,adj

Free of trouble and worry and care Cheerfully irresponsible Marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful

careless,adj

Effortless and unstudied (usually followed by 'of') without due thought or consideration Showing an unthinking lack of consideration Exercising caution or showing care or attention

"the carefree joys of childhood"; "carefree millionaires, untroubled financially" "carefree with his money" "careless about her clothes"; "forgotten by some careless person"; "a careless housekeeper"; "careless proofreading"; "it was a careless mistake"; "hurt by a careless remark" "an impression of careless elegance"; "danced with careless grace" "careless of the consequences" "a careless remark" "they were careful when crossing the busy street"; "be careful to keep her shoes clean"; "did very careful research"; "careful art restorers"; "careful of the rights of others"; "careful about one's behavior" "careful of her feelings" "Thou art careful and troubled about many things" "careful with money" "the general had a distinguished career"; "he had a long career in the law" "The cars careered down the road"; "The mob careered through the streets" "You must carry your camping gear"; "carry the suitcases to the car"; "This train is carrying nuclear waste"; "These pipes carry waste water into the river" "I always carry money" "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound" "The painting of Mary carries motherly love"; "His voice carried a lot af anger" "His efforts carried the entire project"; "How many credits is this student carrying?"; "We carry a very large mortgage" "He carried himself upright" "The jar carries wine" "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"

careful,adj

Cautiously attentive With care and dignity Full of cares or anxiety career,n Mindful of the future in spending money The particular occupation for which you are trained The general progression of your working or professional life Move headlong at high speed The act of carrying something Move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body

career,v carry,n carry,v

Have with oneself; have on one's person Transmit or serve as the medium for transmission Serve as a means for expressing something Bear or be able to bear the weight, pressure,or responsibility of Support or hold in a certain manner Contain or hold; have within Extend to a certain degree Continue or extend

Be necessarily associated with or result in or involve Win in an election Include, as on a list Behave in a certain manner Have on hand Include as the content; broadcast or publicize Propel, "Carry the ball" Pass on a communication Have as an inherent or characteristic feature or have as a consequence

"This crime carries a penalty of five years in prison" "The senator carried his home state" "How many people are carried on the payroll?" "She carried herself well" "Do you carry kerosene heaters?" "This paper carries a restaurant review"; "All major networks carried the press conference" "The news was carried to every village in the province" "This new washer carries a two year guarantee"; "The loan carries a high interest rate"; "this undertaking carries many dangers"; "She carries her mother's genes"; "These bonds carry warrants"; "The restaurant carries an unusual name" "Her voice carries very well in this big opera house" "The Federal Government carried the province for many years" "I carry her image in my mind's eye"; "I will carry the secret to my grave"; "I carry these thoughts in the back of my head"; "I carry a lot of life insurance" "Carry all before one" "I resent having to carry her all the time" "carry a cause" "carry scars" "The troops carried the town after a brief fight" "put down 5 and carry 2" "the dog was taught to fetch and carry" "this land does not carry olives" "he had drunk more than he could carry" "This land will carry ten cows to the acre" "This rifle carries for 3,000 feet" "The drive carried to the green" "The motion carried easily" "She lost the game but

Be conveyed over a certain distance Keep up with financial support Have or possess something abstract

Win approval or support for Compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance Take further or advance Have on the surface or on the skin Capture after a fight Transfer (entries) from one account book to another Transfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next column or unit's place before or after, in addition or multiplication Pursue a line of scent or be a bearer Bear (a crop) Propel or give impetus to Drink alcohol without showing ill effects Be able to feed Have a certain range Cover a certain distance or advance beyond Secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions) Be successful in

carried the match" carrier,n Sing or play against other voices or parts Be pregnant with Someone whose employment involves carrying something A self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something A large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for take-offs and landings An inactive substance that is a vehicle for a radioactive tracer of the same substance and that assists in its recovery after some chemical reaction A person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages A radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal An occurrence of something A special set of circumstances A problem requiring investigation The actual state of things A statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument A portable container for carrying several objects A person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation A person requiring professional services The quantity contained in a case A glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home A specific state of mind that is temporary Nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence A person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities) An enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part The enclosing frame around a door or window opening Bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow Look over, usually with the intention to rob A person requiring professional services A complete list of things; usually arranged systematically A book or pamphlet containing an enumeration of things Make a catalog of "I am carrying his child" "the bonds were transmitted by carrier" "refrigerated carriers have revolutionized the grocery business"

case,n

"it was a case of bad judgment" "it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled" "Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir" "that was not the case" "the musicians left their instrument cases backstage" "the cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities" "a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor"

"a case of the jitters" "the clock has a walnut case" "a mental case"

case,v catalogue,n

"They men cased the housed" "it does not pretend to be a catalogueue of his achievements" "he found it in the Sears catalogue" Make a catalogue, compile

catalogue,v

catch,n

A hidden drawback The quantity that was caught A person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect Anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching) A break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion) A restraint that checks the motion of something A fastener that fastens or locks a door or window A cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth The act of catching an object with the hands The act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal) Discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state Perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily Reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot Take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of Succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase To hook or entangle Attract and fix Capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping Reach in time Get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly Catch up with and possibly overtake Be struck or affected by Check oneself during an action Hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers See or watch Cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled Detect a blunder or misstep Grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of

a catalogue of something "it sounds good but what's the catch?" "the catch was only 10 fish" "he shared his catch with the others"

"he played catch with his son in the backyard" "Mays made the catch with his back to the plate" "She caught her son eating candy"; "She was caught shoplifting" "I caught the aroma of coffee"; "He caught the allusion in her glance"; "ears open to catch every sound"; "Catch a glimpse" "the rock caught her in the back of the head"; "The punch caught him in the stomach" "Catch the ball!" "Did you catch the thief?" "One foot caught in the stirrup" "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter" "I caught a rabbit in the trap toady" "I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock" "Catch some sleep"; "catch one's breath" "catch fire"; "catch the mood" "She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind" "Catch a show on Broadway" "I caught the hem of my dress in the brambles" "did you catch that

catch,v(caug ht)

Contract Start burning Perceive by hearing Suffer from the receipt of Attract; cause to be enamored Apprehend and reproduce accurately Take in and retain Spread or be communicated Become aware of Delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned Events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something A justification for something existing or happening A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end Any entity that causes events to happen A comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy Give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally Cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner Celebrate, as of holidays or rites Have a celebration Assign great social importance to cement,v Make fast as if with cement Cover or coat with cement Bind or join with or as if with cement A place where some particular activity is concentrated A building dedicated to a particular activity Move into the center Serving as an essential component In or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area Used in the description of a place that in the middle of another place Centrally located and easy to reach

allusion?"; "We caught something of his theory in the lecture"; "don't catch your meaning" "did you catch a cold?" "The fire caught" "I didn't catch your name" "She will catch hell for this behavior!" "She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings" "We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater" "The fashion did not catch" "Who is catching?" "he caught her staring out the window" "I was caught in traffic and missed the meeting" "they are trying to determine the cause of the crash" "they worked in the cause of world peace"

cause,n

cause,v celebrate,v

"cause a commotion"; "cause an accident" "celebrate Christmas" "After the exam, the students were celebrating" "The film director was celebrated all over Hollywood" "We cemented our friendship" "they received messages from several centres" "they were raising money to build a new centre for research" "That vase in the picture is not centreed" "the central cause of the problem" "a central position"; "central heating and air conditioning" "the people of Central and Northern Europe"; "country in central Africa" "the central city has good bus service"; "the shop has a central

centre,n

centre,v central,adj

certain,adj

Definite but not specified or identified

Having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured Established beyond doubt or question; definitely known

Certain to occur; destined or inevitable

location" "set aside a certain sum each week"; "to a certain degree"; "certain breeds do not make good pets"; "certain members have not paid their dues"; "a certain popular teacher"; "a certain Mrs. Jones" "felt certain of success"; "was certain she had seen it" "what is certain is that every effect must have a cause"; "it is certain that they were on the bus"; "his fate is certain"; "the date for the invasion is certain" "he was certain to fail"; "his fate is certain"; "In this life nothing is certain but death and taxes"; "he faced certain death" "a quick and certain remedy" "be certain to disconnect the iron when you are through" "she certainly is a hard worker" "his certainty reassured the others" "his victory is a certainty" "they reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russian power" "his challenge of the assumption that Japan is still our enemy"

Established irrevocably Capable of being depended on Exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance Definitely or positively ('sure' is sometimes used informally for 'surely') The state of being certain Something that is certain A demanding or stimulating situation A call to engage in a contest or fight Questioning a statement and demanding an explanation A formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror A demand by a sentry for a password or identification Take exception to Issue a challenge to Ask for identification chance,n Raise a formal objection in a court of law A possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances An unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another A risk involving danger A measure of how likely it is that some event will occur Be the case by chance Take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome

certainly,adv certainty,n challenge,n

challenge,v

"She challenged his claims" "Fischer challenged Spassky to a match" "The illegal immigrant was challenged by the border guard" "now is your chance" "we ran into each other by pure chance" "you take a chance when you let her drive" "we have a good chance of winning" "I chanced to meet my old friend in the street"

chance,v

Come upon, as if by accident; meet with chance,adj change,n Occurring or appearing or singled out by chance An event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another A relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event The action of changing something

The result of alteration or modification

"She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day" "a chance occurrence" "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse" "he attributed the change to their marriage" "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election" "there were marked changes in the lining of the lungs"; "there had been no change in the mountains" "he inspected several changes before selecting one" "she brought a change in her overnight bag" "he had a pocketful of change" "he got change for a twenty and used it to pay the taxi driver" "it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic" "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue" "her mood changes in accordance with the weather" "The car changed lanes" "Change before you go to the opera" "He changed his name" "Would you change places with me?" "She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast" "His voice began to change when he was 12 years old" "Father had to learn how to change the baby"; "After each guest we changed the bed linens" "generosity is one of his best characteristics" "he was arrested on a

The balance of money received when the amount you tender is greater than the amount due A thing that is different A different or fresh set of clothes Coins of small denomination regarded collectively Money received in return for its equivalent in a larger denomination or a different currency A difference that is usually pleasant change,v Undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature Cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence Lay aside, abandon, or leave for another Change clothes; put on different clothes Exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category Give to, and receive from, one another Change from one vehicle or transportation line to another Become deeper in tone Remove or replace the coverings of characteristi cs,n charge,n A prominent aspect of something (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or

offense The price charged for some article or service An assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence Request for payment of a debt An impetuous rush toward someone or something The quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons Financial liabilities (such as a tax) A person committed to your care Attention and management implying responsibility for safety A special assignment that is given to a person or group A formal statement of a command or injunction to do something A quantity of explosive to be set off at one time The swift release of a store of affective force (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object Heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield To make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle Blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against Demand payment Move quickly and violently Assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to File a formal charge against Make an accusatory claim Fill or load to capacity Enter a certain amount as a charge Cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution Give over to another for care or safekeeping Pay with a credit card; pay with plastic money; postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt Lie down on command, of hunting dogs Cause to be agitated, excited, or roused

charge of larceny" "the admission charge" "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving" "they submitted their charges at the end of each month" "the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary"; "the battle began with a cavalry charge "the battery needed a fresh charge" "the charges against the estate" "the teacher led her charges across the street" "his charge was deliver a message" "the judge's charge to the jury" "this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains" "Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge" "he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork" "he charged me director with indifference" "Will I get charged for this service?" "He came charging into my office" "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance" "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife" "The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased" "charge the wagon with hay" "he charged me $15" "Will you pay cash or charge the purchase?" "The speaker charged up

charge,v

Place a heraldic bearing on Provide with munition Direct into a position for use

the crowd with his inflammatory remarks" "charge all weapons, shields, and banners" "He charged his weapon at me" "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend" "The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem" "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience" "How much do you charge for lunch?"; "This fellow charges $100 for a massage" "charge a conductor" "I need to charge my car battery" "The room was charged with tension and anxiety" "a charitable foundation" "charitable to the poor"; "a charitable trust" "was charitable in his opinions of others" "endowed with charming manners"; "a charming little cottage"; "a charming personality" "charming incantations" "She charmed him into giving her all his money" "it would have been cheap at twice the price"

Impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to Instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence Instruct or command with authority Attribute responsibility to Set or ask for a certain price Cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on Energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge Saturate charitable,ad j Relating to or characterized by charity Full of love and generosity Showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity Pleasing or delighting Possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers Attract; cause to be enamored Induce into action by using one's charm Relatively low in price or charging low prices Tastelessly showy Of very poor quality Deprive somebody of something by deceit Be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage Engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud A written order directing a bank to pay money

charming,adj

charming,v cheap,adj(ch eaper,cheap est) cheat,v

"we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme" "She cheats on her husband" "he paid all his bills by check" "a check on its dependability under stress" "he asked the waiter for the check"

check,n

An appraisal of the state of affairs The bill in a restaurant

The state of inactivity following an interruption Additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct The act of inspecting or verifying A mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc. Something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress A mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something A textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard) Examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition Make an examination or investigation Stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution Put a check mark on or next to Be verified or confirmed; pass inspection Be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics Consign for shipment on a vehicle Hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping Stop in a chase especially when scent is lost Hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort Place into check Verify by consulting a source or authority Arrest the motion (of something) abruptly Make cracks or chinks in cheer,v Become fractured; break or crack on the surface only Give encouragement to Show approval or good wishes by shouting Cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful Become cheerful Urge on or encourage especially by shouts cheerful,adj Being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits

"held them in check" "they made a check of their equipment"; "the pilot ran through the check-out procedure" "as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name"

"she wore a skirt with checks" "check the brakes"; "Check out the engine" "check into the rumor"; "check the time of the class" "She checked for an instant and missed a step" "Please check each name on the list" "These stories don't check!" "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check" "check your luggage before boarding" "Check your coat at the door" "The dog checked" "Check the growth of communism in South East Asia" "He checked my kings" "Check whether the train leaves on time" "check the spelling of this word"; "check your facts" "He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve" "The heat checked the paint" "everybody cheered the birthday boy" "She tried to cheer up the disappointed child when he failed to win the spelling bee" "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers" "her cheerful nature"; "a cheerful greeting"; "a cheerful

check,v

room"; "as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be" chemistry,n childish,adj chilly,adj(chil lier,chilliest) Pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic The way two individuals relate to each other Indicating a lack of maturity Uncomfortably cool Not characterized by emotion Lacking warmth of feeling A sharp sound made by small birds or insects Talk socially without exchanging too much information The person or thing chosen or selected The act of choosing or selecting One of a number of things from which only one can be chosen Of superior grade Appealing to refined taste Pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives Select as an alternative; choose instead; prefer as an alternative See fit or proper to act in a certain way; decide to act in a certain way circulate,v Become widely known and passed on Cause to become widely known Cause to be distributed Move through a space, circuit or system, returning to the starting point Move in circles Cause to move in a circuit or system Move around freely circumstanc e,n Cause to move around A condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity The set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event Information that should be kept in mind when making a decision Formal ceremony about important occasions "their chemistry was wrong from the beginning -- they hated each other" "childish tantrums" "chilly weather" "a female form in marble--a chilly but ideal medium for depicting abstract virtues" "a chilly greeting"

chirp,n chitchat,v(chitch atted, chitchatting) choice,n

"your choice of colors was unfortunate" "my only choice is to refuse" "choice wines" "choice wine" "Choose a good husband for your daughter" "I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant" "She chose not to attend classes and now she failed the exam" "circulate a rumor" "This letter is circulating among the faculty" "Blood circulates in my veins"; "The air here does not circulate" "The fan circulates the air in the room" "She circulates among royalty" "circulate a rumor"

choice,adj(c hoicer,choic est) choose,v(ch ose,chosen)

"pomp and circumstance"

claim,n

An assertion of a right (as to money or property) An assertion that something is true or factual Demand for something as rightful or due An informal right to something An established or recognized right

"his claim asked for damages" "his claim that he was innocent"; "evidence contradicted the government's claims" "they struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day" "his claim on her attentions" "a strong legal claim to the property"; "he staked his claim" "He claimed that he killed the burglar" "He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter"; "Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident" "They claimed on the maximum allowable amount" "the accident claimed three lives" "the working class"; "an emerging professional class" "early morning classes are always sleepy" "flirting is not unknown in college classes" "there are two classes of detergents" "the class of '97" "he played baseball in class D for two years" "she has a lot of class"

claim,v

A demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty" Assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing Demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to Ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example Lay claim to; as of an idea Take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs People having the same social or economic status A body of students who are taught together Education imparted in a series of lessons or class meetings A collection of things sharing a common attribute A body of students who graduate together A league ranked by quality Elegance in dress or behavior (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders Arrange or order by classes or categories (grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence A separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will) The state of being free of suspicion A clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water Rid of obstructions Make a way or path by removing objects Become clear Grant authorization or clearance for Remove Go unchallenged; be approved

class,n

class,v clause,n

clear,n

"investigation showed that he was in the clear" "Clear your desk" "Clear a path through the dense forest" "The sky cleared after the storm" "Clear the manuscript for publication" "clear the leaves from the lawn"; "Clear snow from the road" "The bill cleared the House

clear,v

Be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts Go away or disappear Pass by, over, or under without making contact Free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment Clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc. Yield as a net profit Make as a net profit

"The check will clear within 2 business days" "The fog cleared in the afternoon" "the balloon cleared the tree tops" "Clear the ship and let it dock" "clear the water before it can be drunk" "The company cleared $1 million" "He clears $5,000 each month" "We cleared a lot of the old model cars" "clear customs" "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges" "clear a debt" "The water had to be cleared through filtering" "clear a memory buffer" "clear the patrons from the theater after the bomb threat" "Clear the building" "Clear the throat" "a clear and present danger"; "a clear explanation"; "a clear case of murder"; "a clear indication that she was angry"; "gave us a clear idea of human nature" "a complex problem requiring a clear head"; "not clear about what is expected of us" "a clear view"; "a clear path to victory" "clear water"; "clear plastic bags"; "clear glass"; "the air is clear and clean" "we were clear of the danger"; "the ship was clear of the reef" "a clear conscience"; "regarded her questioner with clear untroubled eyes" "clear laughter like a waterfall"; "clear reds and blues" "I have clear title to this property" "as clear as a whistle"; "clear footprints in the snow"; "the letter brought back a clear image of

Earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages Sell Pass an inspection or receive authorization Pronounce not guilty of criminal charges Settle, as of a debt Make clear, bright, light, or translucent Rid of instructions or data Remove (people) from a building Remove the occupants of Free (the throat) by making a rasping sound Clear to the mind

clear,adj(cle arer,clearest )

Free from confusion or doubt Affording free passage or view Free from cloudiness; allowing light to pass through Free from contact or proximity or connection Characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt) (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims (especially of a title) free from any encumbrance or limitation that presents a question of fact or law Clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible

his grandfather"; "a clear-cut pattern" Accurately stated or described Free from clouds or mist or haze Free of restrictions or qualifications Free from flaw or blemish or impurity Clear of charges or deductions Easily deciphered Freed from any question of guilt Characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving Of complexion; without such blemishes as e.g. acne clear,adv Completely "on a clear day" "a clear winner" "a clear perfect diamond" "a clear profit" "was now clear of the charge of cowardice" "clear mind" "the clear complexion of a healthy young woman" "read the book clear to the end"; "slept clear through the night"; "there were open fields clear to the horizon" "She cried loud and clear" "they were clearly lost"; "history has clearly shown the folly of that policy" "I could clearly see myself in his situation" "could be seen clearly under the microscope"

clearly,adv

In an easily perceptible manner Without doubt or question In an intelligible manner Clear to the mind; with distinct mental discernment In an easily perceptible manner

clearance,n

The distance by which one thing clears another; the space between them Vertical space available to allow easy passage under something Permission to proceed Of or relating to clerks Of or relating to the clergy Appropriate for or engaged in office work An upward slope or grade (as in a road) An event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.) The act of climbing something

clerical,adj

"the plane was given clearance to land" "clerical work" "clerical collar" "clerical skills"; "a clerical job"; "the clerical staff"

climb,n

"it was a difficult climb to the top" "Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?" "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered" "The path climbed all the way to the top of the hill" "This young man knows how to climb the social ladder" "prices climbed steeply" "they were playing better at the close of the season"

climb,v

Go upward with gradual or continuous progress Move with difficulty, by grasping Go up or advance Slope upward Improve one's social status

Close,n

Increase in value or to a higher poin The temporal end; the concluding time The last section of a communication

close,v

The concluding part of any performance Cease to operate or cause to cease operating

Complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement Move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut Bar access to Finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.) Draw near Come to a close Become closed Come together, as if in an embrace Unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of Bring together all the elements or parts of Engage at close quarters Be priced or listed when trading stops Cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop Change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact Fill or stop up Finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead close,ADJ(C LOSER,CLO SEST) At or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other Close in relevance or relationship Not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances Rigorously attentive; strict and thorough

"The owners decided to move and to close the factory"; "My business closes every night at 8 P.M." "We closed on the house on Friday"; "They closed the deal on the building" "Close the door" "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours" "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board" "The probe closed with the space station" "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin" "The windows closed with a loud bang" "Her arms closed around her long lost relative" "close the circuit"; "close a wound" "Management closed ranks" "close with the enemy" "The stock market closed high this Friday"; "My new stocks closed at $59 last night"

Marked by fidelity to an original (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched

"Can you close the cracks with caulking?" "The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning" "close to noon"; "how close are we to town?"; "a close formation of ships" "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance" "she was close to tears"; "had a close call" "close supervision"; "paid close attention"; "a close study"; "kept a close watch on expenditures" "a close translation" "a close contest"; "a close election"

Crowded Lacking fresh air Of textiles Strictly confined or guarded Confined to specific persons Used of hair or haircuts Giving or spending with reluctance Inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information close,ADV Near in time or place or relationship In an attentive manner CLOSED,V Cease to operate or cause to cease operating

Complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement Move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut Bar access to Finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.) Draw near Come to a close Become closed Come together, as if in an embrace Unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of Bring together all the elements or pa Engage at close quarters Be priced or listed when trading stops Cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop Change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact Fill or stop up Finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead

"close quarters" "the dreadfully close atmosphere" "a close weave" "kept under close custody" "a close fit" "a close military haircut" "very close with his money" "although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it" "the bullet didn't come close"; "don't get too close to the fire" "he remained close on his guard" "The owners decided to move and to close the factory"; "My business closes every night at 8 P.M." "We closed on the house on Friday"; "They closed the deal on the building" "Close the door" "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours" "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board" "The probe closed with the space station" "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin" "The windows closed with a loud bang" "Her arms closed around her long lost relative" "close the circuit"; "close a wound" "Management closed ranks" "close with the enemy" "The stock market closed high this Friday"; "My new stocks closed at $59 last night"

"Can you close the cracks with caulking?" "The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning"

CLOSED,AD J

Not open or affording passage or access Of a curve or surface; having no end points or boundary curves; of a set; having members that can be produced by a specific operation on other members of the same set; of an interval; containing both its endpoints Not open Used especially of mouth or eyes

"the many closed streets made travel difficult"; "our neighbors peeped from behind closed curtains"

"he sat quietly with closed eyes" "a closed shop" "a closed meeting" "a closed mind unreceptive to new ideas" "a closed porch" "the airport is closed because of the weather"; "the many closed shops and factories made the town look deserted"

Requiring union membership With shutters closed Not open to the general public Not having an open mind Blocked against entry (of the wings of birds and insects) closed together Shut down

CLUE,N CLUE,V COAT,N

COAT,V

COLLECT,N COLLECT,V

A slight indication Evidence that helps to solve a problem Roll into a ball An outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down; worn outdoors A thin layer covering something Growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal Put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface Cover or provide with a coat Form a coat over A short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England Get or gather together Call for and obtain payment of Assemble or get together Gather or collect Payment due by the recipient on delivery Make a telephone call or mail a package so that the recipient pays Several things grouped together or considered as a whole A publication containing a variety of works Request for a sum of money The act of gathering something together Members of a cooperative enterprise Done by or characteristic of individuals acting

"a second coat of paint" "coat the cake with chocolate" "Dirt had coated her face"

"we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent" "a collect call"; "the letter came collect" "call collect"; "send a package collect"

COLLECT,A DJ COLLECT,A DV COLLECTIO N,N

COLLECTIV E,N COLLECTIV

"the collective mind"

E,ADJ

COLLECTIV ELY,ADV COMEBACK ,N COMEBACK ,V

together Forming a whole or aggregate Set up on the principle of collectivism or ownership and production by the workers involved usually under the supervision of a government In conjunction with; combined A quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one) Return by a celebrity to some previously successful activity Come back to place where one has been before, or return to a previous activity Be restored Go back to something earlier Even the score, in sports Answer back A statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief A written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material A report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people Make or write a comment on Explain or interpret something Provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases A commercially sponsored ad on radio or television Connected with or engaged in or sponsored by or used in commerce or commercial enterprises Of or relating to commercialism Of the kind or quality used in commerce; average or inferior The trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose The act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action An engagement by contract involving financial obligation A message that makes a pledge The official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital) Perform an act, usually with a negative connotation Give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause Cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution Confer a trust upon Make an investment (computer science) make a permanent changes to a

"collective farms"

COMMENT, N

"from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account" "he wrote an extended comment on the proposal" "he commented the paper of his colleague"

COMMENT, V COMMERCI AL,N COMMERCI AL,ADJ

COMMITME NT,N

"commercial trucker"; "commercial TV"; "commercial diamonds" "a commercial attache"; "commercial paper"; "commercial law" "commercial grade of beef"; "commercial oxalic acid" "a man of energy and commitment" "his long commitment to public service" "his business commitments took him to London"

COMMITTE D,V

"She committed herself to the work of God" "After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison" "I commit my soul to God"

COMMITTE D,ADJ communal,a dj

database Bound or obligated, as under a pledge to a particular cause, action, or attitude Associated in an exclusive sexual relationship For or by a group rather than individuals

"committed church members"; "a committed Marxist" "dipping each his bread into a communal dish of stew"; "a communal settlement in which all earnings and food were shared" "communal elections in several European countries" "Please communicate this message to all employees" "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist" "communicate a disease" "The rooms communicated" "He and his sons haven't communicated for years"; "Do you communicate well with your advisor?" "the team is drawn from all parts of the community" "the Christian community of the apostolic age"; "he was well known throughout the Catholic community" "they shared a community of possessions" "they hoped to join the NATO community" "the news spread rapidly through the medical community" "the preachers and the bootleggers found they had a community of interests"

communicat e,v

Relating to a small administrative district or community Transmit information Transmit thoughts or feelings Transfer to another Join or connect Be in verbal contact; interchange information or ideas

community,n

Administer communion; in church Receive Communion, in the Catholic church A group of people living in a particular local area A group of people having ethnic or cultural or religious characteristics in common Common ownership A group of nations having common interests The body of people in a learned occupation Agreement as to goals A district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other Qualities that are comparable Examine and note the similarities or differences of Be comparable Consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous To form the comparative or superlative form on an adjective or adverb Examining resemblances or differences Relation based on similarities and differences Qualities that are comparable

compare,n compare,v

"beyond compare" "John compared his haircut to his friend's"; "We compared notes after we had both seen the movie" "This car does not compare with our line of Mercedes" "We can compare the Han dynasty to the Romans"

comparison, n

"no comparison between the two

comparative, n comparative, adj complain,v

The comparative form of an adjective Relating to or based on or involving comparison Having significance only in relation to something else Express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness Make a formal accusation; bring a formal charge The contestant you hope to defeat An often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining (formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow An expression of grievance or resentment (civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense The desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore A concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing wate A concentrated example Make (the solvent of a solution) dense or denser Direct one's attention on something Make central Make more concise Draw together or meet in one common center Compress or concentrate Be cooked until very little liquid is left Cook until very little liquid is left The strength of a solution; number of molecules of a substance in a given volume (expressed as moles/cubic meter) The spatial property of being crowded together Strengthening the concentration (as of a solute in a mixture) by removing extraneous material Increase in density Complete attention; intense mental effort Bringing together military forces Great and constant diligence and attention Decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion Bring to a close Reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation Come to a close Reach agreement on

books" "'better' is the comparative of 'good'" "comparative linguistics" "a comparative newcomer" "My mother complains all day" "The plaintiff's lawyer complained that he defendant had physically abused his client"

competitor,n complaint,n

concentrate, n

"the concentrate of contemporary despair"

concentrate, v

"These groups concentrate in the inner cities"

concentratio n,n

conclude,v

"The committee concluded the meeting" "They concluded an economic agreement"; "We concluded a

condition,n

condition,v

conditional,a dj

A state at a particular time A mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing An assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement The state of (good) health (especially in the phrases 'in condition' or 'in shape' or 'out of condition' or 'out of shape') Information that should be kept in mind when making a decision The procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition Establish a conditioned response Train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control Specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreeme Put into a better state Qualified by reservations Imposing or depending on or containing a condition

cease-fire" "a condition of disrepair" "the human condition"

"the contract set out the conditions of the lease"

"he conditions old cars" "conditional acceptance of the terms"; "lent conditional support"; "the conditional sale will not be complete until the full purchase price is paid"

conduct,n conduct,v

Manner of acting or conducting yourself (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people Direct the course of; manage or control Lead, as in the performance of a composition Behave in a certain manner Transmit or serve as the medium for transmission Take somebody somewhere Lead musicians in the performance of

CONFIDEN CE,N

Freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities A feeling of trust (in someone or something) A state of confident hopefulness that events will be favorable A trustful relationship A secret that is confided or entrusted to another

"You cannot conduct business like this" "conduct an orchestra; Bairenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years" "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times" "Many metals conduct heat" "He conducted us to the palace" "Bernstein conducted Mahler like no other conductor"; "she cannot conduct modern pieces" "after that failure he lost his confidence" "I have confidence in our team"; "confidence is always borrowed, never owned" "public confidence in the economy" "he took me into his confidence" "everyone trusted him with their confidences"; "the priest could not

confidential, adj

Entrusted with private information and the confidence of another (of information) given in confidence or in secret Denoting confidence or intimacy The level of official classification for documents next above restricted and below secret; available only to persons authorized to see documents so classified Establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts Strengthen or make more firm Make more firm As of a person to a position Administer the rite of confirmation to

reveal her confidences" "a confidential secretary" "this arrangement must be kept confidential" "a confidential approach"; "in confidential tone of voice"

confirm,v

confirmation, n

confuse,v

Additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct Information that confirms or verifies Making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming it A ceremony held in the synagogue (usually at Pentecost) to admit as adult members of the Jewish community young men and women who have successfully completed a course of study in Judaism A sacrament admitting a baptized person to full participation in the church Mistake one thing for another Be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly Cause to feel embarrassment Assemble without order or sense Make unclear or incomprehensible

"his story confirmed my doubts" "The witnesses confirmed the victim's account" "Confirm thy soul in self-control!" "The Senate confirmed the President's candidate for Secretary of Defense" "the children were confirmed in their mother's faith" "fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory" "confirmation of the appointment"

"you are confusing me with the other candidate" "These questions confuse even the experts" "The constant attention of the young man confused her" "The new tax return forms only confuse" "Her remarks confused the debate" "the army retreated in confusion" "a confusion of impressions" "the confusion of tongues at the Tower of Babel" "he changed his name in order to avoid confusion with thenotorious outlaw" "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?" "I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind" "The two streets connect to become

confusion,n

Make unclear, indistinct, or blurred Disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably A mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior A feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused An act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended A mistake that results from taking one thing to be another Connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces Make a logical or causal connection Be or become joined or united or linked

connect,v

Join by means of communication equipment Land on or hit solidly Join for the purpose of communication Be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as in transportation Establish a rapport or relationship Establish communication with someone Plug into an outlet Hit or play a ball successfully consider,v Deem to be Give careful consideration to Take into consideration for exemplifying purposes Show consideration for; take into account Think about carefully; weigh Judge or regard; look upon; judge Look at attentively Look at carefully; study mentally Regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem Large or relatively large in number or amount or extent or degree

a highway" "The telephone company finally put in lines to connect the towns in this area" "The brick connected on her head, knocking her out" "Operator, could you connect me to the Raffles in Singapore?" "The local train does not connect with the Amtrak train"; "The planes don't connect and you will have to wait for four hours" "The President of this university really connects with the faculty" "did you finally connect with your long-lost cousin?" "Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight" "The batter connected for a home run" "I consider her to be shallow" "consider the possibility of moving" "Consider the following case" "You must consider her age"; "The judge considered the offender's youth and was lenient" "They considered the possibility of a strike"

"Please consider your family" "a considerable quantity"; "the economy was a considerable issue in the campaign"; "went to considerable trouble for us"; "spent a considerable amount of time on the problem" "friends considerate enough to leave us alone" "another consideration is the time it would take" "consideration of the traffic problem took more than an hour" "he showed no consideration for her feelings"

considerable ,adj

considerate, adj consideratio n,n

Showing concern for the rights and feelings of others The process of giving careful thought to something Information that should be kept in mind when making a decision A discussion of a topic (as in a meeting) Kind and considerate regard for others A fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone A considerate and thoughtful act Seemingly uninterrupted Without variation or change

constantly, adv

"constantly bullied by his big brother" "constantly kind and gracious"

Construct,v

Without interruption Make by combining materials and parts Put together out of components or parts Draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions Create by linking linguistic units Create by organizing and linking ideas, arguments, or concepts Reassemble mentally Close interaction The state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity The act of touching physically The physical coming together of two or more things A person who is in a position to give you special assistance A channel for communication between groups (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact A communicative interaction A thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication Be in or establish communication with Be in direct physical contact with; make contact

"the world is constantly changing" "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer" "construct an equilateral triangle" "construct a sentence"; "construct a paragraph" "construct a proof"; "construct an argument" "they kept in daily contact"; "they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings" "litmus paper turns red on contact with an acid" "her fingers came in contact with the light switch" "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull" "he used his business contacts to get an introduction to the governor" "they forget to solder the contacts" "the pilot made contact with the base"

contact,n

contact,v

continue,v

Continue a certain state, condition, or activity Continue with one's activities Keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last Move ahead; travel onward in time or space Allow to remain in a place or position Carry forward Continue after an interruption Continue in a place, position, or situation Exist over a prolonged period of time

"He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia" "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point" "We continued to work into the night" "I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice" "continue the family tradition" "She continued in the direction of the hills" "We cannot continue several servants any longer" "We continued our research into the cause of the illness" "The demonstration continued after a break for lunch" "She continued as deputy mayor for another year" "The bad weather continued for two more weeks"

contract,v

Enter into a contractual arrangement Engage by written agreement

Squeeze or press together Make smaller contribute,v Compress or concentrate Bestow a quality on Contribute to some cause Be conducive to Provide Power to direct or determine A relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc A standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment The activity of managing or exerting control over something The state that exists when one person or group has power over another Discipline in personal and social activities Great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity The economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc. A mechanism that controls the operation of a machine A spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a sance Exercise authoritative control or power over Lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits Handle and cause to function Control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage Verify or regulate by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard, of scientific experiments Verify by using a duplicate register for comparison Be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something Have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of The state of being suitable or opportune The quality of being useful and convenient A toilet that is available to the public A device that is very useful for a particular job

"the spasm contracted the muscle" "The heat contracted the woollen garment"

control,n

"under control" "measures for the control of disease"; "they instituted controls over drinking on campus" "the timing and control of his movements were unimpaired"; "he had lost control of his sphincters" "the control condition was inappropriate for the conclusions he wished to draw" "the control of the mob by the police was admirable" "she never lost control of herself" "they wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls" "the speed control on his turntable was not working properly"; "I turned the controls over to her" "control the budget" "control your anger" "control the lever" "She is a very controlling mother and doesn't let her children grow up" "Are you controlling for the temperature?" "control an account" "control the quality of the product" "Do you control these data?" "chairs arranged for his own convenience" "they offered the convenience of an installment plan"

control,v(con trolled,contro lling)

convenience ,n

convenient,a dj

Suited to your comfort or purpose or needs Easy to reach Large and roomy ('convenient' is archaic in this sense) The quality of being cool Great coolness and composure under strain Make cool or cooler Loose heat Lose intensity

"a convenient excuse for not going"

cool,n cool,v

"the cool of early morning" "keep your cool" "The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm" "His enthusiasm cooled considerably" "a cool autumn day"; "a cool room"; "cool summer dresses"; "cool drinks"; "a cool breeze" "play it cool"; "keep cool" "cool greens and blues and violets" "relations were cool and polite"; "a cool reception"; "cool to the idea of higher taxes" "a cool million bucks" "he's a cool dude"; "that's cool"; "Mary's dress is really cool"; "it's not cool to arrive at a party too early" "My Russian pen pal and I have been corresponding for several years"

cool,adj(cool er,coolest)

Neither warm or very cold; giving relief from heat Marked by calm self-control (especially in trying circumstances); unemotional (color) inducing the impression of coolness; used especially of greens and blues and violets Psychologically cool and unenthusiastic; unfriendly or unresponsive or showing dislike Used of a number or sum and meaning without exaggeration or qualification Fashionable and attractive at the time; often skilled or socially adept

correspond,v

Exchange messages Take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to Be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics An enclosed passageway; rooms usually open onto it Lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain In a state of progressive putrefaction Decay of matter (as by rot or oxidation) Moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles "the luxury and corruption among the upper classes" Destroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty; undermining moral integrity Inducement (as of a public official) by improper means (as bribery) to violate duty (as by committing a felony) to violate duty (as by committing a felony) Table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted Game equipment used in various card or board games A calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens

corridor,n corruption,n

"corruption of a minor"

"he was held on charges of corruption and racketeering"

counter,n

counter,v counter,adj counter,adv courage,n courageous, adj

A piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers A person who counts things A quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one) (computer science) a register whose contents go through a regular series of states (usually states indicating consecutive integers) The piece of leather that fits the heel A piece of leather forming the back of a shoe A return punch (especially by a boxer) Speak in response Act in advance of; deal with ahead of time Indicating opposition or resistance In the opposite direction A quality of spirit that enables you to face danger of pain without showing fear Possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching

"He countered with some very persuasive arguments" "run counter" "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"; "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemyheld territory" "he took a course in basket weaving" "the government took a firm course" "the course had only nine holes"; "the course was less than a mile"

course,n

course,v course,adv of course,adv cover,n

Education imparted in a series of lessons or class meetings A connected series of events or actions or developments Facility consisting of a circumscribed area of land or water laid out for a sport "if you persist in that course you will surely fail"; "once a nation is embarked on a course of action it becomes extremely difficult for any retraction to take place" A line or route along which something travels or moves General line of orientation Part of a meal served at one time (construction) a layer of masonry Move swiftly through or over Move along, of liquids Hunt with hounds As might be expected As might be expected A covering that serves to conceal or shelter something Bedding that keeps a person warm in bed The act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it The front and back covering of a book A natural object that covers or envelops Covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container)

"the course of the river" "the river takes a southern course" "she prepared a three course meal" "a course of bricks" "ships coursing the Atlantic" "He often courses hares"

"under cover of darkness" "he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep" "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft" "the fox was flushed from its cover" "put the cover back on the kettle"

cover,v

Fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations A fixed charge by a restaurant or night club over and above the charge for food and drink A recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else A false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent) Provide with a covering or cause to be covered Form a cover over Span an interval of distance, space or time Provide for Deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression Include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory Travel across or pass over Be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism Hold within range of an aimed firearm To take an action to protect against future problems Hide from view or knowledge Protect or defend (a position in a game) Maintain a check on; especially by patrolling Protect by insurance Make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities Invest with a large or excessive amount of something Help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities Be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of Spread over a surface to conceal or protect Cover as if with a shroud Copulate with a female, used especially of horses Put something on top of something else Play a higher card than the one previously played Be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game Sit on (eggs) Clothe, as if for protection from the elements A person who shows fear or timidity The trait of lacking courage A long narrow opening A narrow opening A long narrow depression in a surface

"they made a cover of a Beatles' song" "her new name and passport are cover for her next assignment" "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers" "The grass covered the grave" "The period covered the turn of the century"; "This farm covers some 200 acres" "The grant doesn't cover my salary" "The course covered all of Western Civilization" "this should cover everyone in the group" "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day" "The cub reporter covered New York City" "Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself" "The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House" "he covered left field" "The second officer covered the top floor" "The insurance won't cover this" "She covered herself with glory" "She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week" "Is this enough to cover the check?" "This paint covers well" "The horse covers the mare" "cover the meat with a lot of gravy" "Smith covered again" "The female covers the eggs" "cover your head!"

coward,n cowardice,n crack,n

"he opened the window a crack"

crack,v

A sudden sharp noise A chance to do something Witty remark A blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts A purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted A usually brief attempt The act of cracking something Become fractured; break or crack on the surface only Make a very sharp explosive sound Make a sharp sound Hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise Pass through (a barrier) Break partially but keep its integrity Break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension Suffer a nervous breakdown Tell spontaneously Cause to become cracked Reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking Break into simpler molecules by means of heat Of the highest quality Crowd or pack to capacity Put something somewhere so that the space is completely filled Study intensively, as before an exam Prepare (students) hastily for an impending exam An interest followed with exaggerated zeal State of violent mental agitation Cause to go crazy; cause to lose one's mind Develop a fine network of cracks Someone deranged and possibly dangerous Affected with madness or insanity Foolish; totally unsound Marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness Possessed by inordinate excitement Bizarre or fantastic

"the crack of a whip" "there was a crack in the mirror"

"he took a crack at it" "The glass cracked when it was heated" "His gun cracked" "The teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler" "Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county" "The glass cracked" "crack a joke" "heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair" "The petroleum cracked" "a crack shot" "cram books into the suitcase"

crack,adj cram,v

craze,n craze,v crazy,n crazy,adj

"Crazed ceramics" "a crazy scheme" "she was crazy about him" "the crowd went crazy"; "was crazy to try his new bicycle" "had a crazy dream"; "wore a crazy hat" "crazy about cars and racing" "he was given credit for his work"; "give her credit for trying"; "the credits were given at the end of the film" "she already had several performances to her credit"

credit,n

Intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with Approval

An accounting entry acknowledging income or capital items Used in the phrase 'to your credit' in order to indicate an achievement deserving praise Arrangement for deferred payment for goods and

credit,v

services Recognition by a college or university that a course of studies has been successfully completed; typically measured in semester hours A short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage An entry on a list of persons who contributed to a film or written work Give someone credit for something Give credit for Accounting: enter as credit Have trust in; trust in the truth or veracity of Worthy of often limited commendation Someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime Relating to crime or its punishment Bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure Guilty of crime or serious offense Involving or being or having the nature of a crime A thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat Make wrinkles or creases into a smooth surface Make brown and crisp by heating (of something seen or heard) clearly defined Tender and brittle [Brit] Cold and invigorating Pleasingly firm and fresh and making a crunching noise when chewed In small tight curls Brief and to the point; effectively cut short A wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece Marking consisting of crossing lines A cross as an emblem of Christianity; used in heraldry Any affliction that causes great suffering An organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids Travel across or pass over Meet at a point Fold so as to resemble a cross To cover or extend over an area or time period Meet and pass Trace a line through or across

"We credited her for saving our jobs" "She was not properly credited in the program" "We credit your account with $100" "the student's effort on the essay-though not outstanding--was creditable" "criminal court" "a criminal waste of talent" "criminal in the sight of God and man" "a criminal offense"; "criminal abuse" "crisp potatoes" "the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot" "crisp potato chips" "crisp clear nights and frosty mornings" "crisp carrot and celery sticks" "a crisp retort"

creditable,ad j criminal,n criminal,adj

crisp,n crisp,v crisp,adj

cross,n

"that is his cross to bear" "a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey"

cross,v

"she crossed her legs" "the trains crossed" "cross your 't'"

cross,adj cruel,adj

cue,n

cue,v culture,n

Breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties Extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis Perversely irritable Lacking or showing kindness or compassion or mercy (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering (of weapons or instruments) causing suffering and pain Used of circumstances (especially weather) that cause suffering An actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speech Evidence that helps to solve a problem A stimulus that provides information about what to do Sports implement consisting of a tapering rod used to strike a cue ball in pool or billiards Assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned A particular society at a particular time and place The tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group All the knowledge and values shared by a society (biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar) (bacteriology) the product of cultivating microorganisms in a nutrient medium A highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality The attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social group or organization The raising of plants or animals Shrewdness in deception Shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception Drafty artfulness (especially in deception) Attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness Marked by skill in deception Showing inventiveness and skill A United States liquid unit equal to 8 fluid ounces The quantity a cup will hold A small open container usually used for drinking; usually has a handle A large metal vessel with two handles that is awarded as a trophy to the winner of a competition Any cup-shaped concavity

"cross a horse and a donkey"

"cruel tortures "cruel weapons of war" "northern winters can be cruel"; "a cruel world"

"the culture of cells in a Petri dish"

cunning,n

"the developing drug culture"; "the reason that the agency is doomed to inaction has something to do with the FBI culture" "the culture of oysters" "as cunning as a fox"

cunning,adj

"cunning kittens"; "a cunning baby" "cunning men often pass for wise" "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success" "he drank a cup of coffee"; "he borrowed a cup of sugar" "he put the cup back in the saucer"; "the handle of the cup was missing" "the school kept the cups is a special glass case" "bees filled the waxen cups with

cup,n

The hole (or metal container in the hole) on a golf green A punch served in a pitcher instead of a punch bowl Cup-shaped plant organ Form into the shape of a cup Put into a cup Treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin A small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space The time that the curfew signal is sounded A signal (usually a bell) announcing the start of curfew restrictions An order that after a specific time certain activities (as being outside on the streets) are prohibited At this time or period; now A mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses A soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc. Protect from impact Accepted or habitual practice A specific practice of long standing Money collected under a tariff Habitual patronage Made according to the specifications of an individual In accordance with convention or custom Commonly used or practiced; usual Money collected under a tariff Accepted or habitual practice A specific practice of long standing Habitual patronage In accordance with convention or custom Commonly used or practiced; usual Money collected under a tariff Accepted or habitual practice A specific practice of long standing Habitual patronage The act of reducing the amount or number A wound made by cutting A piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass A distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc The act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp

honey"; "he wore a jock strap with a metal cup"; "the cup of her bra" "he swore as the ball rimmed the cup and rolled away"; "put the flag back in the cup" "She cupped her hands" "cup the milk

cup,v

cupboard,n curfew,n

currently,adv cushion,n

"currently they live in Connecticut"

cushion,v custom,n

"cushion the blow"

"I have given this tailor my custom for many years" "sealed the deal with the customary handshake" "took his customary morning walk"

custom,adj customary,a dj customs,n customs,n

customary,a dj customs,n customs,n

"I have given this tailor my custom for many years" "sealed the deal with the customary handshake" "took his customary morning walk"

cut,n

"I have given this tailor my custom for many years" "the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget" "he put a bandage over the cut" "he played the first cut on the cd" "his cut in the lining revealed the

edge A share of the profits A step on some scale A trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next The act of cutting something into parts The omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage The style in which a garment is cut The act of shortening something by cutting off the ends In baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball A remark capable of wounding mentally A canal made by erosion or excavation A refusal to recognize someone you know (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball The division of a deck of cards before dealin An unexcused absence from class cut,v Separate with or as if with an instrument Cut down on; make a reduction in Turn sharply; change direction abruptly Make an incision or separation Discharge from a group Form by probing, penetrating, or digging Style and tailor in a certain fashion Hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction Make out and issue Cut and assemble the components of Intentionally fail to attend Informal: be able to manage or manage successfully Give the appearance or impression of Move (one's fist) Pass directly and often in haste Pass through or across Make an abrupt change of image or sound Stop filming Make a recording of Record a performance on (a medium) Create by duplicating data Form or shape by cutting or incising

hidden jewels" "everyone got a cut of the earnings" "he is a cut above the rest" "the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt" "his cuts were skillful" "a dress of traditional cut" "the barber gave him a good cut" "he took a vicious cut at the ball" "the unkindest cut of all" "cuts do not bother a good tennis playe "he insisted that we give him the last cut before every deal" "he was punished for taking too many cuts in his math class" "Cut the rope" "The employer wants to cut back health benefits" "The car cut to the left at the intersection" "The coach cut two players from the team" "cut a hole"; "cut trenches"; "The sweat cut little rivulets into her face" "cut a dress" "cut a pingpong ball" "cut a ticket" "cut recording tape" "cut class" "she could not cut the long days in the office" "his opponent cut upward toward his chin" "We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner" "The boat cut the water" "cut from one scene to another" "cut a movie scene" "cut the songs"; "She cut all of her major titles again" "cut a disk" "cut paper dolls"

Perform or carry out Function as a cutting instrument Allow incision or separation Divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult Cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch Reap or harvest Fell by sawing; hew Penetrate injuriously Refuse to acknowledge Shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of Weed out unwanted or unnecessary things Dissolve by breaking down the fat of Have a reducing effect Cease, stop Reduce in scope while retaining essential elements Lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture Have grow through the gums Grow through the gums Cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses) Separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument Fashioned or shaped by cutting With parts removed Made neat and tidy by trimming (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit (of a male animal) having the testicles removed Having a long rip or tear Wounded by cutting deeply Cut down (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply Attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness Obviously contrived to charm Robbery by a gang of armed dacoits A newspaper that is published every day Occurring or done each day Measured by the day or happening every day Without missing a day The occurrence of a change for the worse Loss of military equipment The act of damaging something or someone

"cut a caper" "This knife cuts well" "This bread cuts easily" "Wayne cut"; "She cut the deck for a long time" "cut the engine" "cut grain" "The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia" "The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead" "She cut him dead at the meeting" "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet" "soap cuts grease" "This cuts into my earnings" "cut the noise"; "We had to cut short the conversation" "cut bourbon" "The baby cut a tooth" "The new tooth is cutting" "the cut surface was mottled"; "cut tobacco"; "blood from his cut forehead"; "bandages on her cut wrists" "a well-cut suit"; "cut diamonds"; "cut velvet" "the drastically cut film"

cut,adj

"the cut pages of the book" "a cut horse"

cute,adj

"sold cut whiskey" "a cute kid with pigtails"; "a cute little apartment" "a child with intolerably cute mannerisms" "a daily record" "a daily newspaper"; "daily chores"; "average daily wage"; "daily quota" "he stops by daily"

dacoity,n daily,n daily,adj daily,adv damage,n

damage,v dare,n dare,v

The amount of money needed to purchase something A legal injury is any damage resulting from a violation of a legal right Inflict damage upon A challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy Take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission To be courageous enough to try or do something Challenge A challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy The trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger Disposed to venture or take risks Radically new or original Take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission To be courageous enough to try or do something Challenge Absence of light or illumination Absence of moral or spiritual values An unilluminated area The time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside An unenlightened state Devoid or partially devoid of light or brightness; shadowed or black or somber-colored (used of color) having a dark hue Brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes) Stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable Causing dejection Secret Showing a brooding ill humor Lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture Marked by difficulty of style or expression Having skin rich in melanin pigments Not giving performances; closed

"how much is the damage?"

"The snow damaged the roof"; "She damaged the car when she hit the tree" "he could never refuse a dare" "How dare you call my lawyer?" "I don't dare call him", "she dares to dress differently from the others" "I dare you!"

daring,n daring,adj daring,v

"the most daring of contemporary fiction writers" "How dare you call my lawyer?" "I don't dare call him", "she dares to dress differently from the others" "I dare you!"

dark,n

dark,adj(dark er,darkest)

"he was in the dark concerning their intentions" "sitting in a dark corner"; "a dark day"; "dark shadows"; "the theater is dark on Mondays"; "dark as the inside of a black cat" "dark green"; "dark glasses"; "dark colors like wine red or navy blue" "dark eyes" "Darth Vader of the dark side"; "a dark purpose"; "dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility" "the dark days of the war"; "a dark gloomy day" "keep it dark"; "the dark mysteries of Africa and the fabled wonders of the East" "a dark scowl" "the dark ages"; "a dark age in the history of education" "much that was dark is now quite clear to me" "the dark races"; "dark-skinned peoples" "the theater is dark on Mondays"

darkness,n

dart,n dart,v

Absence of light or illumination An unilluminated area Absence of moral or spiritual values An unenlightened state Having a dark or somber color A swarthy complexion A small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot A tapered tuck made in dressmaking A sudden quick movement Move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart Run or move very quickly or hastily Move with sudden speed The specified day of the month A particular day specified as the time something will happen A meeting arranged in advance A particular but unspecified point in time The present A participant in a date The particular day, month, or year (usually according to the Gregorian calendar) that an event occurred Sweet edible fruit of the date palm with a single long woody seed Go on a date with Stamp with a date Assign a date to; determine the (probable) date of Date regularly; have a steady relationship with Provide with a dateline; mark with a date

"he moved off into the darkness" "the powers of darkness" "his lectures dispelled the darkness"

date,n

"His forefinger darted in all directions as he spoke" "what is the date today?" "the date of the election is set by law" "she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date" "they hoped to get together at an early date" "they are up to date"; "we haven't heard from them to date" "his date never stopped talking" "he tried to memorizes all the dates for his history class" "Tonight she is dating a former high school sweetheart" "The package is dated November 24" "Scientists often cannot date precisely archeological or prehistorical findings" "He is dating his former wife again!" "She wrote the letter on Monday but she dated it Saturday so as not to reveal that she procrastinated" "a deadly enemy" "deadly poisons" "the seven deadly sins"

date,v

deadly,adj(d eadlier,deadl iest)

Causing or capable of causing death Of an instrument of certain death Extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom Involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death Exceedingly harmful (of a disease) having a rapid course and violent effect As if dead As if produced by death (used as intensives) extremely A particular instance of buying or selling An agreement between parties (usually arrived at

deadly,adv

deal,n

"deadly pale"; "a deadly paralytic stroke" "deadly dull"; "deadly earnest" "it was a package deal"; "he's a master of the business deal" "he rose to prominence through a

after discussion) fixing obligations of each (often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent A plank of softwood (fir or pine board) Wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir) The cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time The type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement) The act of distributing playing cards The act of apportioning or distributing something deal,v Deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression Take action with respect to (someone or something) Take into consideration for exemplifying purposes Come to terms or deal successfully with Administer or bestow, as in small portions Do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood Be in charge of, act on, or dispose of Behave in a certain way towards others Distribute to the players in a game Direct the course of; manage or control Give out as one's portion or share Give (a specific card) to a player Sell Made of fir or pine State emphatically and authoritatively Announce publicly or officially State firmly Declare to be Authorize payments of Designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand Make a declaration (of dutiable goods) to a customs official Proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against A statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written) (law) unsworn statement that can be admitted in evidence in a legal transaction A statement of taxable goods or of dutiable properties (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make A formal public statement

series of shady deals" "a deal of trouble"

"he got a good deal on his car" "the deal was passed around the table clockwise" "the captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions" "This book deals with incest" "How are we going to deal with this problem?"; "The teacher knew how to deal with these lazy students" "deal a blow to someone" "She deals in gold" "I can deal with this crew of workers" "He deals fairly with his employees" "Who's dealing?" "He dealt me the Queen of Spades" "deal hashish" "a plain deal table" "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with" "The President declared war" "He declared that he was innocent" "She was declared incompetent" "declare dividends" "Do you have anything to declare?" "His wife declared at once for moving to the West Coast" "his declaration of innocence"

deal,adj declare,v

declaration,n

"a declaration of independence"

decor,n deep,n

A formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote Decoration consisting of the layout and furnishings of a livable interior The central and most intense or profound part A long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor Literary term for an ocean Relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply

"in the deep of night"; "in the deep of winter" "denizens of the deep" "a deep breath"; "a deep sigh"; "deep concentration"; "deep emotion"; "a deep trance"; "in a deep sleep" "deep thoughts"; "a deep allegory" "a deep well"; "a deep dive"; "deep water"; "a deep casserole"; "a deep gash"; "deep massage"; "deep pressure receptors in muscles"; "deep shelves"; "a deep closet"; "surrounded by a deep yard"; "hit the ball to deep center field"; "in deep space"; "waist-deep" "deep in the past"; "deep in enemy territory"; "deep in the woods"; "a deep space probe" "in deep trouble"; "deep happiness" "a deep voice" "deep purple" "deep carpets"; "deep snow" "a deep border" "a face in deep shadow"; "deep night" "deep cuts in the budget" "a deep bow" "a deep dark secret" "a deep metaphysical theory" "deep political machinations"; "a deep plot" "dug deep" "deep into the night" "penetrated deep into enemy territory"; "went deep into the woods" "They felt the loss deeply" "dived deeply" "the depth of the water"; "depth of a shelf"; "depth of a closet" "from the depths of darkest Africa"; "signals received from the depths of space" "he had sunk to the depths of addiction"

deep,adj

Marked by depth of thinking Having great spatial extension or penetration downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or laterally or outward from a center; sometimes used in combination

Very distant in time or space ExtremeExtreme Having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range Strong; intense Relatively thick from top to bottom Extending relatively far inward (of darkness) very intense Large in quantity or size With head or back bent low Of an obscure nature Difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge Exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy deep,adv To a great depth To an advanced time To far into space To a great depth psychologically To a great depth Extent downward or backward or inward Degree of psychological or intellectual depth (usually plural) the deepest and most remote part (usually plural) a low moral state The intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas

deeply,adv depth,n

defence,n

(psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring The defendant and his legal advisors collectively An organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack The speech act of answering an attack on your assertions The justification for some act or belief A structure used for defense A defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him Military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies Protection from harm Argue or speak in defense of Be on the defensive; act against an attack Protect against a challenge or attack Fight against or resist strongly Protect or fight for as a champion Be the defense counsel for someone in a trial State or assert An attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase 'on the defensive') Intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack Attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing Serving as or appropriate for defending or protecting The property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required An excess of liabilities over assets (usually over a certain period) Precise; explicit and clearly defined

"sanitation is the best defence against disease"

defend,v

defensive,n defensive,ad j

"defensive weapons"; "a defensive stance" "defensive fortifications"; "defensive dikes to protect against floods"

deficit,n

definite,adj

degree,n

Known for certain A position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality A specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process An award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study A unit of temperature on a specified scale A measure for arcs and angles The highest power of a term or variable The seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime)

"I want a definite answer"; "a definite statement of the terms of the will"; "a definite amount"; "definite restrictions on the sale of alcohol"; "the wedding date is now definite"; "a definite drop in attendance" "it is definite that they have won" "a moderate degree of intelligence"; "it is all a matter of degree" "a remarkable degree of frankness" "he earned his degree at Princeton summa cum laude" "the game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature" "there are 360 degrees in a circle" "murder in the second degree"; "a

delay,n

Time during which some action is awaited The act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time Cause to be slowed down or delayed Act later than planned, scheduled, or required Stop or halt Slow the growth or development of Deliver (a speech, oration, or idea) Bring to a destination, make a delivery To surrender someone or something to another Free from harm or evil Hand over to the authorities of another country Pass down Utter (an exclamation, noise, etc.) Save from sins Carry out or perform Relinquish possession or control over Throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball Give birth (to a newborn) The ability and desire to purchase goods and services An urgent or peremptory request A condition requiring relief The act of demanding Required activity

second degree burn" "instant replay caused too long a delay" "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform" "Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"

delay,v

deliver,v

"our local super market delivers" "the guard delivered the criminal to the police" "deliver a judgment" "The students delivered a cry of joy" "deliver an attack", "deliver a blow" "The pitcher delivered the ball" "the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips"; "the demand exceeded the supply" "his demands for attention were unceasing" "there is a demand for jobs" "the kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money" "there were many demands on his time" "The victim's family is demanding compensation"; "The boss demanded that he be fired immediately"; "She demanded to see the manager" "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice" "The bank demanded payment of the loan" "I demand an explanation" "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound" "This decision demonstrates his

demand,n

demand,v

Request urgently and forcefully

Require as useful, just, or proper Claim as due or just Lay legal claim to Summon to court Ask to be informed of Show or demonstrate something to an interested audience Establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment Provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by

demonstrate, v

one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes March in protest; take part in a demonstration

deny,v

Declare untrue; contradict Refuse to accept or believe Refuse to grant, as of a petition or request

Refuse to let have Deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure Deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit Refuse to recognize or acknowledge Move away from a place into another direction Be at variance with; be out of line with Leave Go away or leave Remove oneself from an association with or participation in Wander from a direct or straight course Act of departing A variation that deviates from the standard or norm Euphemistic expressions for death A person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support) Contingent on something else Addicted to a drug The feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state An inclination to want things Something that is desired Feel or have a desire for; want strongly Expect and wish Express a desire for An event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future Your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you) The ultimate agency that predetermines the course of events (often personified as a woman) A will disposing of real property (law) a gift of real property by will Come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort Arrange by systematic planning and united effort Give by will, especially real property

sense of fairness" "Thousands demonstrated against globalization during the meeting of the most powerful economic nations in Seattle" "He denied the allegations"; "She denied that she had taken money" "He denied his fatal illness" "The dean denied the students' request for more physics courses"; "the prisoners were denied the right to exercise for more than 2 hours a day" "She denies me every pleasure"; "he denies her weekly allowance" "She denied herself wine and spirits"

depart,v

"Peter denied Jesus" "The train departs at noon"

departure,n dependant,n dependant,a dj desire,n desire,v destiny,n

"a man of many desires"

destiny,n devise,n devise,v

"we are helpless in the face of Destiny"

"devise a plan to take over the director's office"

devote,n devotion,n

Give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause Dedicate Set aside or apart for a specific purpose or use Feelings of ardent love Commitment to some purpose Religious zeal; willingness to serve God (usually plural) religious observance or prayers (usually spoken silently) A conversation between two persons The lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction A literary composition in the form of a conversation between two people A discussion intended to produce an agreement An authoritative rule A guiding principle Issue commands or orders for Say out loud for the purpose of recording Rule as a dictator A form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.) A prescribed selection of foods A legislative assembly in certain countries (e.g., Japan) The usual food and drink consumed by an organism (person or animal) The act of restricting your food intake (or your intake of particular foods) Follow a regimen or a diet, as for health reasons Eat sparingly, for health reasons or to lose weight The quality of being unlike or dissimilar A variation that deviates from the standard or norm A disagreement or argument about something important A significant change The number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend Mark as different Be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense Calculate a derivative; take the derivative Become different during development Evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment Become distinct and acquire a different character

"this land was devoted to mining" "their devotion to each other was beautiful" "the devotion of his time and wealth to science" "he returned to his devotions"

dialogue,n

"he has read Plato's Dialogues in the original Greek" "they disagreed but kept an open dialogue" "the dictates of reason" "He dictated a report to his secretary"

dictate,n dictate,v

dictatorship, n diet,n

diet,v difference,n

"He has high blood pressure and must stick to a low-salt diet" "there are many differences between jazz and rock" "there were irreconcilable differences" "the difference in her is amazing"; "his support made a real difference"

differentiate, v

"cells differentiate"

difficulty,n

An effort that is inconvenient A factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result A condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome The quality of being difficult

"had difficulty walking"; "finished the test only with great difficulty "serious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent" "grappling with financial difficulties" "they agreed about the difficulty of the climb""they agreed about the difficulty of the climb"

digest,n digest,v

A periodical that summarizes the news Something that is compiled (as into a single book or file) Convert food into absorbable substances Arrange and integrate in the mind Put up with something or somebody unpleasant Become assimilated into the body Systematize, as by classifying and summarizing Soften or disintegrate, as by undergoing exposure to heat or moisture Make more concise Soften or disintegrate by means of chemical action, heat, or moisture The quality of being worthy of esteem or respect Formality in bearing and appearance High office or rank or station

"I cannot digest milk products" "I cannot digest all this information" "Protein digests in a few hours" "the government digested the entire law into a code"

dignity,n

"it was beneath his dignity to cheat"; "showed his true dignity when under pressure" "he behaved with great dignity" "he respected the dignity of the emissaries"

dim,v

Switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam Become or make darker Become dim or lusterless Make dim or lusterless Make dim by comparison or conceal Become vague or indistinct Lacking in light; not bright or harsh Lacking clarity or distinctness Made dim or less bright Offering little or no hope Slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity A depression in an otherwise level surface (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon A thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places Tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped

"the lights dimmed and the curtain rose" "Time had dimmed the silver" "a dim light beside the bed" "a dim figure in the distance" "took a dim view of things" "never met anyone quite so dim" "there was a dip in the road"

dim,adj, (dimmer,dim mest)

dip,n

dip,v

A brief immersion A sudden sharp decrease in some quantity A candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow A brief swim in water A gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms Immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate Dip into a liquid while eating Go down momentarily Stain an object by immersing it in a liquid Switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam Lower briefly Appear to move downward Slope downwards Dip into a liquid Of candles; by dipping the wick into hot, liquid wax Immerse in a disinfectant solution Scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface A depression in an otherwise level surface (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon A thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places Tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped A brief immersion A sudden sharp decrease in some quantity A candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow A brief swim in water A gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms Immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate Dip into a liquid while eating Go down momentarily Stain an object by immersing it in a liquid Switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam Lower briefly Appear to move downward Slope downwards Dip into a liquid Of candles; by dipping the wick into hot, liquid wax Immerse in a disinfectant solution Scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below

"a dip in prices"

"dip the garment into the cleaning solution"; "dip the brush into the paint" "Prices dipped"

"She dipped her knee" "The sun dipped below the horizon" "Our property dips towards the river" "He dipped into the pool" "dip the sheep" "dip water out of a container" "there was a dip in the road"

dip,n

"a dip in prices"

dip,v

"dip the garment into the cleaning solution"; "dip the brush into the paint" "Prices dipped"

"She dipped her knee" "The sun dipped below the horizon" "Our property dips towards the river" "He dipped into the pool" "dip the sheep" "dip water out of a container"

direct,v

the surface Command with authority Intend (something) to move towards a certain goal Guide the actors in (plays and films) Be in charge of Take somebody somewhere Cause to go somewhere Aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment Lead, as in the performance of a composition Give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction Specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public Direct the course; determine the direction of traveling Put an address on (an envelope, for example) Plan and direct (a complex undertaking) Direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short Immediate or direct in bearing or force; having nothing intervening Extended senses; direct in means or manner or behavior or language or action In a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child Moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or-for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth Similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity Of a current flowing in one direction only; not alternating As an immediate result or consequence In precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker Effected directly by action of the voters rather than through elected representatives

"He directed the children to do their homework" "criticism directed at her superior"; "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"

"He directed all his energies into his dissertation"

"I directed them towards the town hall"

direct,adj

"a direct route"; "a direct flight"; "a direct hit" "in direct sunlight"; "in direct contact with the voters"; "direct exposure to the disease"; "a direct link"; "the direct cause of the accident" "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach" "a direct descendant of the king"; "direct heredity"

"a term is in direct proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other increases (or decreases)" "direct current" "a direct result of the accident" "a direct quotation" "many people favor direct election of the President rather than election by the Electoral College" "the direct opposite" "went direct to the office" "he looked the other direction" "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind" "I couldn't follow the direction of his thoughts"; "his ideals determined the direction of his career"; "they proposed a new direction for the

direct,adv direction,n

Exact Without deviation A line leading to a place or point The spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves A general course along which something has a tendency to develop

firm" Something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action The act of managing something A message describing how something is to be done The act of setting and holding a course A formal statement of a command or injunction to do something The concentration of attention or energy on something Be of different opinions Be different from one another Command against Not up to expectations Fail to meet the hopes or expectations of Someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another Relating to discipline in behavior Relating to a specific field of academic study Designed to promote discipline disclose,v Make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret Disclose to view as by removing a cover The speech act of making something evident Discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of Make a discovery, make a new finding Get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally Make a discovery Find unexpectedly Make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret See for the first time; make a discovery Identify as in botany or biology, for example To consider or examine in speech or writing Speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion An extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic An exchange of views on some topic "is the direction of the economy a function of government?" "he gave directions faster than she could follow them" "a new council was installed under the direction of the king" "he had no direction in his life" "She disagrees with her husband on many questions" "a disappointing performance from one who had seemed so promising"

disagree,v disallow,v disappointin g,adj disappointin g,v disciple,n disciplinary,a dj

"disciplinary problems in the classroom" "economics in its modern disciplinary sense" "the mother was stern and disciplinary" "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold" "The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set"

disclosure,n discover,v

"Roentgen discovered X-rays" "The story is false, so far as I can discover"

"Who discovered the North Pole?" "The class discussed Dante's 'Inferno'" "We discussed our household budget" "the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic" "we had a good discussion"

discuss,v

discussion,n

dislike,n dislike,v dismiss,v

dismissal,n

displace,v

An inclination to withhold approval from some person or group A feeling of aversion or antipathy Have or feel a dislike or distaste for Bar from attention or consideration Cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration Stop associating with Terminate the employment of End one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave Declare void A judgment disposing of the matter without a trial Official notice that you have been fired from your job Permission to go; the sending away of someone The termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart) Take the place of Force to move Move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment Cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense Remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied Put out of its usual place, position, or relationship Take the place of Force to move Move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment Cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense Remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied Put out of its usual place, position, or relationship In a state of sulky dissatisfaction Fail to satisfy The property created by the space between two objects or points A distant region Size of the gap between two places Indifference by personal withdrawal The interval between two times A remote point in time

"my dislike of him was instinctive" "I really dislike this salesman" "She dismissed his advances" "This case is dismissed!" "I was dismissed after I gave my report"

"the refugees were displaced by the war"

"The colonists displaced the natives" "the refugees were displaced by the war"

Displease

"The colonists displaced the natives"

dissatisfied,a dj dissatisfied,v distance,n

distance,v

Keep at a distance Go far ahead of

"I could see it in the distance" "the distance from New York to Chicago" "emotional distance" "the distance from birth to death" "if that happens it will be at some distance in the future"; "at a distance of ten years he had forgotten many of the details" "we have to distance ourselves from these events in order to continue living"

distribute,v

Administer or bestow, as in small portions Distribute or disperse widely Make available Give out Cause to be distributed Cause to become widely known Spread throughout a given area Be distributed or spread, as in statistical analyses Be mathematically distributive To arrange in a systematic order A serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility) A ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems Separate into parts or portions Perform a division Act as a barrier between; stand between Come apart Make a division or separation Force, take, or pull apart A clergyman or other person in religious orders Perceive intuitively or through some inexplicable perceptive powers Search by divining, as if with a rod Emanating from God Resulting from divine providence Being or having the nature of a god

"The publisher wants to distribute the book in Asia"

"the function distributes the values evenly" "Values distribute"

divide,n

divide,v

"divide the cake into three equal parts" "Can you divide 49 by seven?" "The mountain range divides the two countries"

divine,n divine,v

divine,adj

"He claimed he could divine underground water" "divine judgment"; "divine guidance" "the custom of killing the divine king upon any serious failure of his...powers"; "the divine will"; "the divine capacity for love" "divine worship"; "divine liturgy" "the divine strength of Achilles" "her pies were simply divine"; "the divine Shakespeare"

divine,n divinity,n

Devoted to or in the service or worship of a deity Appropriate to or befitting a god Of such surpassing excellence as to suggest divine inspiration Terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God Any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force The quality of being divine White creamy fudge made with egg whites The rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth A reeling sensation; feeling about to fall A household servant Of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation Of or relating to the home

"ancient Egyptians believed in the divinity of the Pharaohs"

dizziness,n domestic,n domestic,adj

"domestic issues such as tax rate and highway construction" "domestic servant"; "domestic science"

Of or involving the home or family

donate,v

Converted or adapted to domestic use Produced in a particular country Give to a charity or good cause

"domestic worries"; "domestic happiness"; "they share the domestic chores"; "everything sounded very peaceful and domestic"; "an author of blood-andthunder novels yet quite domestic in his taste" "domestic animals" "domestic wine"; "domestic oil" "I donated blood to the Red Cross for the victims of the earthquake"; "donate money to the orphanage"; "She donates to her favorite charity every month"

donation,n

down,n

down,v

A voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause Act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity Soft fine feather (American football) a complete play to advance the football (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil Fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs) Drink down entirely Eat immoderately Bring down or defeat (an opponent) Shoot at and force to come down Cause to come or go down

"you have 4 downs to gain 10 yards"

"He downed three martinis before dinner" "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal" "The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect"; "The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet" "lay face down"; "the moon is down"; "our team is down by a run"; "down by a pawn"; "the stock market is down today" "the down trend in the real estate market" "had his algebra problems down" "the down staircase" "two down in the last of the ninth" "prices are down" "the shades were down" "the tree is down" "we can't work because the computer is down" "the down payment"; "a payment of $200 down" "don't fall down"; "rode the lift up and

down,adj

Improve or perfect by pruning or polishing Being or moving lower in position or less in some value Becoming progressively lower Understood perfectly Extending or moving from a higher to a lower place Out Lower than previously Shut Cut down Not functioning (temporarily or permanently) Low in spirits The fractional price paid in cash at time of purchase

down,adv

Spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower

level or position Away from a more central or a more northerly place

Paid in cash at time of purchase From an earlier time To a lower intensity In an inactive or inoperative state down,n downfall,n English physician who first described Down's syndrome(1828-1896) Failure that results in a loss of position or reputation The falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist) A sudden decline in strength or number or importance Emptying accomplished by draining Tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material A pipe through which liquid is carried away A gradual depletion of energy or resources Flow off gradually Deplete of resources Empty of liquid; drain the liquid from Make weak A dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage An episode that is turbulent or highly emotional The literary genre of works intended for the theater The quality of being arresting or highly emotional Suitable to or characteristic of drama Sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect Pertaining to or characteristic of drama Used of a singer or singing voice that is marked by power and expressiveness and a histrionic or theatrical style The quality of being a hindrance Pull back or move away or backward Use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ) A one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice

skied down" "was sent down to work at the regional office"; "worked down on the farm"; "came down for the wedding"; "flew down to Florida" "put ten dollars down on the necklace" "the story was passed down from father to son" "he slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black" "the factory went down during the strike"; "the computer went down again"

drain,n

drain,v

"a drain on resources"; "a drain of young talent by emigration" "The rain water drains into this big vat" "The exercise class drains me of energy" "We drained the oil tank" "Life in the camp drained him"

drama,n

dramatic,adj

"a dramatic entrance in a swirling cape"; "a dramatic rescue at sea" "a dramatic sunset"; "a dramatic pause" "dramatic arts" "a dramatic tenor"; "a dramatic soprano" "he pointed out all the drawbacks to my plan"

drawback,n drawback,v dress,n

dress,v

Clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion Clothing in general Put on clothes Provide with clothes or put clothes on Put a finish on Dress in a certain manner Dress or groom with elaborate care Kill and prepare for market or consumption Arrange in ranks Decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods Provide with decoration Put a dressing on Cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of Cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width Convert into leather Apply a bandage or medication to Give a neat appearance to Arrange attractively Suitable for formal occasions (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes A tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows) Similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored Systematic training by multiple repetitions (military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms Make a hole with a pointed power or hand tool Train in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons Learn by repetition Teach by repetition Undergo military training or do military exercises The act of applying force to propel something A mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end A road leading up to a private house

"battle dress" "fastidious about his dress" "we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?" "Parents must feed and dress their child" "dress the surface smooth" "She dresses in the latest Paris fashion"; "he dressed up in a suit and tie" "She likes to dress when going to the opera" "dress a turkey" "dress troops" "dress the windows" "dress the salads" "dress the plants in the garden" "dress the tanned skins" "dress the victim's wounds" "dress the horses" "dress my hair for the wedding" "a full-dress uniform"; "dress shoes" "a dress dinner"; "a full-dress ceremony"

dress,adj drill,n

drill,v

"don't drill here, there's a gas pipe"; "drill a hole into the wall"; "drill for oil" "We drilled French verbs every day" "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off" "a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds" "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"

drive,n

The trait of being highly motivated Hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver The act of driving a herd of animals overland A journey in a vehicle driven by someone else A physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium A wide scenic road planted with trees drive,v (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash) Operate or control a vehicle Travel or be transported in a vehicle Cause someone or something to move by driving Force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically To compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly Cause to move back by force or influence Compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment Push, propel, or press with force Cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force Strive and make an effort to reach a goal Move into a desired direction of discourse Have certain properties when driven Work as a driver Move by being propelled by a force Urge forward Proceed along in a vehicle Strike with a driver, as in teeing off Hit very hard and straight with the bat swinging more or less vertically Excavate horizontally Cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling Hunting: search for game Hunting: chase from cover into more open ground A small quantity (especially of a liquid)

"his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers" "he sliced his drive out of bounds" "he took the family for a drive in his new car"

"the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views" "drive a car or bus"; "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?" "We drove to the university every morning" "She drove me to school every day"; "We drove the car to the garage" "He drives me mad"

"She finally drove him to change jobs" "Drive a nail into the wall" "drive the ball far out into the field" "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis" "What are you driving at?" "My new truck drives well" "He drives a bread truck"; "She drives for the taxi company in Newark" "The car drove around the corner" "drive the cows into the barn" "We drive the turnpike to work" "drive a golfball" "drive a ball" "drive a tunnel" "The amplifier drives the tube"; "steam drives the engines"; "this device drives the disks for the computer" "drive the forest" "drive the game" "one drop of each sample was analyzed"; "any child with a drop of negro blood was legally a negro"; "there is not a drop of pity in that man"

drop,n

A shape that is small and round A sudden sharp decrease in some quantity A steep high face of rock A predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property) A free and rapid descent by the force of gravity A curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery A central depository where things can be left or picked up The act of dropping something drop,v Let fall to the ground To fall vertically Go down in value Fall or drop to a lower place or level Terminate an association with Utter casually Stop pursuing or acting Leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo; Cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow Lose (a game) Pay out Lower the pitch of (musical notes) Hang freely Stop associating with Get rid of Leave undone or leave out Change from one level to another Grow worse Give birth; used for animals due,n due,adj That which is deserved or owed A payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership) Owed and payable immediately or on demand Proper and appropriate; fitting Scheduled to arrive Suitable to or expected in the circumstances Reasonable in the circumstance due,adv dumb,adj Directly or exactly; straight Slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual

"he studied the shapes of lowviscosity drops" "a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"; "there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery" "a steep drop"

"it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height"

"they expected the drop would be successful" "Don't drop the dishes" "the bombs are dropping on enemy targets" "Stock prices dropped" "drop him from the Republican ticket" "drop a hint" "drop a lawsuit" "The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13" "The light dropped from the ceiling" "They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock" "She dropped into army jargon" "The cow dropped her calf this morning" "give the devil his due" "the society dropped him for nonpayment of dues" "payment is due" "due esteem" "the train is due in 15 minutes" "all due respect"; "due cause to honor them"; "a long due promotion"; "in due course" "gave my comments due consideration"; "exercising due care" "went due North" "dumb officials make some really

duration,n

acuity Unable to speak temporarily Lacking the power of human speech Unable to speak because of hereditary deafness The period of time during which something continues The property of enduring or continuing in time Continuance in time "the meeting's ^ Tuesday sometime" Throughout the time of Work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons The social force that binds you to your obligations and the courses of action demanded by that force A government tax on imports or exports

dumb decisions" "struck dumb" "dumb animals"

during,pre duty,n

"the ceremony was of short duration" At some time in the duration of "I'll come some time during Sunday" "the duties of the job" "we must instill a sense of duty in our children"; "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty" "they signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries" "eager to learn"; "eager to travel abroad"; "eager for success"; "eager helpers"; "an eager look" "an eager beaver" "early morning"; "an early warning"; "early diagnosis"; "an early death"; "took early retirement"; "an early spring"; "early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties" "in an early stage"; "early forms of life"; "early man"; "an early computer" "the early inhabitants of Europe" "at an early age" "the Early Hebrew alphabetical script is that used mainly from the 11th to the 6th centuries B.C."; "Early Modern English is represented in documents printed from 1476 to 1700" "look for an early end to the negotiations" "early on in her career" "she graduated early" "She earns a lot in her new job" "an earthen pot" "he rose through the ranks with apparent ease"; "they put it into

eager,n eager,adj

A high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary) Having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy Marked by active interest and enthusiasm A positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something At or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time

eagerness,n early,adj

Being or occurring at an early stage of development Of the distant past Very young Of an early stage in the development of a language or literature

Expected in the near future early,adv earn,v earthen,adj earthwork,n ease,n During an early stage Before the usual time or the time expected In good time Earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages Acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions Made of earth (or baked clay) An earthen rampart Freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort

ease,v

easy,adj

A freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state The condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress) Freedom from constraint or embarrassment Freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility) Move gently or carefully Lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate Make easier Lessen the intensity of or calm Posing no difficulty; requiring little effort

containers for ease of transportation" "a life of luxury and ease" "getting it off his conscience gave him some ease" "I am never at ease with strangers" "He eased himself into the chair" "ease the pain in your legs" "The news eased my conscience" "an easy job"; "an easy problem"; "an easy victory"; "the house is easy to heat"; "satisfied with easy answers"; "took the easy way out of his dilemma" "an easy walk around the block" "knowing that I had done my best, my mind was easy"; "an easy goodnatured manner" "easy good looks" "an easy pat on the shoulder" "easy living" "an easy penalty" "an easy mark"; "an easy victim" "an easy climb" "her easy grace" "an easy teacher"; "easy standards" "soft light that was easy on the eyes" "her easy virtue" "commodities are easy this quarter" "easy money" "success came too easy" "go easy here--the road is slippery" "just wanted to take it easy" "economy of effort" "the Scots are famous for their economy" "it was a small economy to walk to work every day" "economic growth" "economic theory" "he wrote the book primarily for economic reasons"; "gave up the

Not hurried or forced Free from worry or anxiety Affording pleasure Having little impact In fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich Not harsh; causing little distress Readily exploited or tricked Marked by moderate steepness Performing adroitly and without effort Not strict Affording comfort Casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior Less in demand and therefore readily obtainable Plentiful and therefore at low interest rates; easy to come by With ease ('easy' is sometimes used informally for 'easily') Without speed ('slow' is sometimes used informally for 'slowly') In a relaxed manner; or without hardship The system of production and distribution and consumption The efficient use of resources Frugality in the expenditure of money or resources An act of economizing; reduction in cost economic,ad j Of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth Of or relating to the science of economics Concerned with worldly necessities of life (especially money)

easy,adv

economy,n

Financially rewarding

edge,n

edge,v

Using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness The boundary of a surface A sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object A line determining the limits of an area The attribute of urgency A slight competitive advantage A strip near the boundary of an object Advance slowly, as if by inches Provide with a border or edge Lie adjacent to another or share a boundary Provide with an edge Relating to the process of education Providing knowledge A phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon An outward appearance (of a law) having legal validity A symptom caused by an illness or a drug An impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived) The central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work Produce Act so as to bring into existence Producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect Able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively

large house for economic reasons"; "in economic terms they are very privileged" "it was no longer economic to keep the factory open"; "have to keep prices high enough to make it economic to continue the service" "an economic use of home heating oil" "he rounded the edges of the box" "his voice had an edge to it" "he had an edge on the competition" "He edged towards the car" "edge the tablecloth with embroidery" "edge a blade" "educational psychology" "an educational film" "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise" "she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting" "the law is still in effect" "the effects of sleep loss"; "the effect of the anesthetic" "he just did it for effect"

educational, adj effec,n

effect,v effective,adj

Works well as a means or remedy Exerting force or influence Existing in fact; not theoretical; real

Equipped and ready for service

"effect a change" "an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long"people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons..."; "effective personnel" "an effective reprimand"; "a lotion that is effective in cases of prickly heat" "the law is effective immediately" "a decline in the effective demand"; "confused increased equipment and expenditure with the quantity of effective work done" "the fort was held by about 100 effective soldiers"

efficient,adj

Being effective without wasting time or effort or expense Able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively Earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something Use of physical or mental energy; hard work A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end A notable achievement An inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others Your consciousness of your own identity (psychoanalysis) the conscious mind After a negative statement used as an intensive meaning something like 'likewise' or 'also' Other than what is under consideration or implied More

effort,n

"an efficient production manager"; "efficient engines save gas" "an efficient secretary"; "the efficient cause of the revolution" "made an effort to cover all the reading material" "he got an A for effort" "contributed to the war effort" "the book was her finest effort"

ego,n

either,adv

else,adj

else,adv

Additional to or different from this one or place or time or manner

"he isn't stupid, but he isn't exactly a genius either"; "I don't know either"; "if you don't order dessert I won't either "ask somebody else"; "I don't know what else to do"; "where else can we look?" "would you like anything else?"; "I have nothing else to say" "nobody else is here"; "she ignored everything else"; "I don't know where else to look"; "when else can we have the party?"; "couldn't decide how else it could be done" "at the funeral he spoke emotionally" "emotionally secure" "he was in the employ of the city"

emotion,n emotionally, adv

Any strong feeling In an emotional manner With regard to emotions

employ,n employ,v

The state of being employed or having a job Put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose Engage or hire for work A container that has been emptied Make void or empty of contents Become empty or void of its content Leave behind empty; move out of Remove Excrete or discharge from the body

empty,n empty,v

"How many people has she employed?" "return all empties to the store" "Empty the box"; "The alarm emptied the building" "The room emptied"

"Empty the water"

empty,adj

Holding or containing nothing Devoid of significance or point Having nothing inside Needing nourishment Emptied of emotion

"an empty glass"; "an empty room"; "full of empty seats"; "empty hours" "empty promises" "an empty sphere" "after skipped lunch the men were empty by suppertime"; "emptybellied children" "after the violent argument he felt empty"

emptiness,n

The state of containing nothing Having an empty stomach An empty area or space The quality of being valueless or futile "the emptiness of outer space"

encourage,v

Contribute to the progress or growth of Inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to Spur on "His financial success encouraged him to look for a wife" "encouraging advances in medical research"

encouraging, adj

Giving courage or confidence or hope Furnishing support and encouragement Tending to favor or bring good luck

"encouraging omens"

encouraging, v

Contribute to the progress or growth of Inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to Spur on "His financial success encouraged him to look for a wife" "the end of the pier"; "she knotted the end of the thread"; "they rode to the end of the line" "the end of the year" "the end was exciting" "the ends justify the means" "we have given it at the end of the section since it involves the calculus"; "Start at the beginning

end,n

Either extremity of something that has length The point in time at which something ends The concluding parts of an event or occurrence The state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it A final part or section

and go on until you come to the end" A final state The surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage One of two places from which people are communicating to each other A boundary marking the extremities of something The part you are expected to play The last section of a communication A piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold A position on the line of scrimmage end,v Have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical Bring to an end or halt Be the end of; be the last or concluding part of Put an end to endless,adj Tiresomely long; seemingly without end Infinitely great in number Having no known beginning and presumably no end Having the ends united so as to form a continuous whole Occurring so frequently as to seem ceaseless or uninterrupted Derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in Have benefit from Get pleasure from Have for one's benefit "The industry enjoyed a boom" "he came to a bad end"; "the socalled glorious experiment came to an inglorious end" "one end of the box was marked 'This side up'" "the end managed to hold onto the pass" "the phone rang at the other end"; "both ends wrote at the same time" "the end of town" "he held up his end"

"no one wanted to play end" "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo" "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime" "This sad scene ended the movie" "The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived" "endless debates"; "an endless conversation" "endless waves" "time is endless" "an endless chain" "your endless complaints"

enjoy,v

"enjoy privileges"

Take delight in enjoyment,n The pleasure felt when having a good time Act of receiving pleasure from something (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property Join the military As of aid, help, services, or support Engage somebody to enter the army enough,n enough,adj enough,adv entertain,v An adequate quantity; a quantity that is large enough to achieve a purpose Enough to meet a purpose As much as necessary Provide entertainment for Take into consideration, have in view Maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings) Entry Provide entertainment for Take into consideration, have in view Maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings) envy,n A feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something possessed by another Spite and resentment at seeing the success of another (personified as one of the deadly sins) Feel envious towards; admire enviously Be envious of; set one's heart on equality,n The quality of being the same in quantity or measure or value or status A state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced To the same degree (often followed by 'as') In equal amounts or shares; in a balanced or impartial way "He entertained the notion of moving to South America" "entertain interesting notions" "He entertained the notion of moving to South America" "entertain interesting notions" "enough is as good as a feast" "enough food"; "food enough" "Have I eaten enough?"; ('plenty' is nonstandard) "I've had plenty, thanks"

enlist,v

envy,v

equally,adv

"they were equally beautiful" "they split their winnings equally"; "deal equally with rich and poor"

err,v

To make a mistake or be incorrect Wander from a direct course or at random

escape,n

The act of escaping physically An inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy The unwanted discharge of a fluid from some container A valve in a container in which pressure can build up (as a steam boiler); it opens automatically when the pressure reaches a dangerous level Nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do An avoidance of danger or difficulty A means or way of escaping

"he made his escape from the mental "romantic novels were her escape from the stress of daily life" "they tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe"

"that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive" "that was a narrow escape" "hard work was his escape from worry"; "they installed a second hatch as an escape"; "their escape route"

A plant originally cultivated but now growing wild escape,v Run away from confinement Fail to experience Escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action Issue or leak, as from a small opening Remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion Flee; take to one's heels; cut and run establish,v Set up or found Set up or lay the groundwork for Establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment Institute, enact, or establish Bring about Place Use as a basis for; found on "The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth" "establish a new department" "The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"

"Gas escaped into the bedroom" "We escaped to our summer house for a few days" "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"

Build or establish something abstract ethics,n Motivation based on ideas of right and wrong The philosophical study of moral values and rules ethics,n The principles of right and wrong that are accepted by an individual or a social group A system of principles governing morality and acceptable conduct Of or relating to the philosophical study of ethics Conforming to accepted standards of social or professional behavior "the Puritan ethic"

ethical,adj

"ethical codes"; "ethical theories" "an ethical lawyer"; "ethical medical practice"; "an ethical problem"; "had no ethical objection to drinking"; "Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants" "it seems ethical and right"

Adhering to ethical and moral principles etiquette,n eve,n Rules governing socially acceptable behavior The day before The period immediately before something The latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall) (Old Testament) Adam's wife in Judeo-Christian mythology: the first woman and mother of the human race; God created Eve from Adam's rib and placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden Make level or straight Become even or more even Make even or more even even,adj Divisible by two Equal in degree or extent or amount; or equally matched or balanced Being level or straight or regular and without variation as e.g. in shape or texture; or being in the same plane or at the same height as something else (i.e. even with) Symmetrically arranged

"he always arrives on the eve of her departure" "on the eve of the French Revolution"

eve,n

even,v

"even out the surface"

"even amounts of butter and sugar"; "on even terms"; "it was a even split"; "had a even chance"; "an even fight" "an even application of varnish"; "an even floor"; "the road was not very even"; "the picture is even with the window" "even features"

Occurring at fixed intervals Of the score in a contest even,adv Used as an intensive especially to indicate something unexpected In spite of; notwithstanding To a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons To the full extent evenly,adv In equal amounts or shares; in a balanced or impartial way In a level and regular way Something that happens at a given place and time A special set of circumstances A phenomenon located at a single point in spacetime; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory A phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon At any time At all times; all the time and on every occasion (intensifier for adjectives) very everywhere, adv To or in any or all places

"the even rhythm of his breathing"

"even an idiot knows that"; "declined even to consider the idea"; "I don't have even a dollar!" "even when he is sick, he works"; "even with his head start she caught up with him" "looked sick and felt even worse"; "an even more interesting problem" "loyal even unto death" "a class evenly divided between girls and boys"

event,n

"in that event, the first possibility is excluded"

"he acted very wise after the event" "did you ever smoke?" "ever hoping to strike it rich"; "ever busy" "she was ever so friendly" "You find fast food stores everywhere"; "people everywhere are becoming aware of the problem"; "he carried a gun everywhere he went"

ever,adv

examine,v

Consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning Observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect Question or examine thoroughly and closely Question closely Put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to Distinguish oneself

"The customs agent examined the baggage"

excel,v

"She excelled in math"

exception,n

A deliberate act of omission An instance that does not conform to a rule or generalization Grounds for adverse criticism

"with the exception of the children, everyone was told the news" "all her children were brilliant; the only exception was her last child"; "an exception tests the rule" "his authority is beyond exception" "an exceptional memory" "exceptional kindness" "special educational provisions for exceptional children"

exceptional, adj

Far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree Surpassing what is common or usual or expected Deviating widely from a norm of physical or mental ability; used especially of children below normal in intelligence A quantity much larger than is needed Immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits The state of being more than full Excessive indulgence

excess,n

excess,adj excite,v

More than is needed, desired, or required Arouse or elicit a feeling Act as a stimulant Raise to a higher energy level Raise to a higher energy level Cause to be agitated, excited, or roused Stimulate sexually Stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of Produce a magnetic field in Raise to a higher energy level

"trying to lose excess weight"

"excite the atoms" "excite the audience"

"excite the neurons"

excitement,n

The feeling of lively and cheerful joy The state of being emotionally aroused and worked up Something that agitates and arouses

"he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed" "his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled" "he looked forward to the excitements of the day"

Disturbance usually in protest exhaust,n Gases ejected from an engine as waste products System consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged Wear out completely Use up (resources or materials) Deplete Use up the whole supply of Create a vacuum in (a bulb, flask, reaction vessel, etc.) Have an existence, be extant Support oneself existence,n The state or fact of existing Everything that exists anywhere expectation, n Belief about (or mental picture of) the future Wishing with confidence of fulfillment The feeling that something is about to happen The sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values Amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures) A detriment or sacrifice Money spent to perform work and usually reimbursed by an employer Money paid out The act of spending money for goods or services The act of consuming something experience,n The accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities The content of direct observation or participation in an event "a man of experience"; "experience is the best teacher" "he had a religious experience"; "he recalled the experience vividly" "he could barely exist on such a low wage" "laws in existence for centuries" "the biggest tree in existence"

exhaust,v

"This kind of work exhausts me" "We exhausted our savings" "exhaust one's savings" "We have exhausted the food supplies"

exist,v

expense,n

"at the expense of" "he kept a careful record of his expenses at the meeting"

expenditure, n

An event as apprehended experience,v Go or live through Have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations Of mental or physical states or experiences Undergo an emotional sensation Undergo expert,n expert,adj expertise,n exploit,n exploit,v A person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully Having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude Skillfulness by virtue of possessing special knowledge A notable achievement Use or manipulate to one's advantage Draw from; make good use of Work excessively hard exploitation, n The act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful An act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly) The expression on a person's face Expression without words The communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions A word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations The style of expressing yourself A group of symbols that make a mathematical statement (genetics) the process of expressing a gene A group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit

"a surprising experience"; "that painful experience certainly got our attention"

"experience vertigo"

"an expert job"

"we must exploit the resources we are given wisely" "he is exploiting the students" "the exploitation of copper deposits" "capitalistic exploitation of the working class" "a sad expression" "tears are an expression of grief" "expressions of good will"; "he helped me find expression for my ideas" "pardon the expression" "his manner of expression showed how much he cared"

expression,n

exterior,n

The act of forcing something out by squeezing or pressing The region that is outside of something The outer side or surface of something

"the expression of milk from her breast"

exterior,adj extra,n

Situated in or suitable for the outdoors or outside of a building A minor actor in crowd scenes An additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis) Something additional of the same kind

"an exterior scene"; "exterior grade plywood"; "exterior paints"

extra,adj

Further or added More than is needed, desired, or required

extra,adv eyeopener,n

Unusually or exceptionally An alcoholic drink intended to wake one up early in the morning Something surprising and revealing The organ of sight Good discernment (either with the eyes or as if with the eyes) Attention to what is seen An area that is approximately central within some larger region A small hole or loop (as in a needle)

"he always carried extras in case of an emergency" "need extra help"; "an extra pair of shoes" "found some extra change lying on the dresser"; "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts" "an extra fast car"

eye,n

"she has an eye for fresh talent"; "he has an artist's eye" "he tried to catch her eye" "they were in the eye of the storm" "the thread wouldn't go through the eye" "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent" "it is part of the fabric of society" "he washed his face"; "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news" "an angry face" "the face of the city is changing" "he excelled in the face of danger"

eye,v fabric,n

Look at Artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers The underlying structure The front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear The expression on a person's face The general outward appearance of something The act of confronting bravely

face,n

The striking or working surface of an implement A part of a person that is used to refer to a person A surface forming part of the outside of an object The part of an animal corresponding to the human face The side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object) A contorted facial expression A specific size and style of type within a type family Status in the eyes of others Impudent aggressiveness A vertical surface of a building or cliff face,v Deal with (something unpleasant) head on Oppose, as in hostility or a competition Be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to Be opposite Turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direc`tion Present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize Turn so as to expose the face Line the edge (of a garment) with a different material Cover the front or surface of facility,n A building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry Skillful performance or ability without difficulty A natural effortlessness Services and space and equipment provided for a particular purpose "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes" "Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring" "The building faces the park" "the facing page"; "the two sofas face each other" "Turn and face your partner now" "He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions"; "An enormous dilemma faces us" "face a playing card" "face the lapels of the jacket" "The building was faced with beautiful stones" "the assembly plant is an enormous facility" "he was famous for his facility as an archer" "they conversed with great facility" "catering facilities"; "toilet facilities" "he lost face" "he looked out at a roomful of faces"; "when he returned to work he met many new faces" "dew dripped from the face of the leaf"

"he dealt the cards face down"

fact,n

A service that an organization or a piece of equipment offers you A piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred A statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened An event known to have happened or something known to have existed A concept whose truth can be proved

"a cell phone with internet facility" "first you must collect all the facts of the case" "he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts" "your fears have no basis in fact"; "how much of the story is fact and how much fiction is hard to tell" "scientific hypotheses are not facts"

factory,n fair,n

A plant consisting of buildings with facilities for manufacturing A traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc. Gathering of producers to promote business A competitive exhibition of farm products A sale of miscellany; often for charity

"world fair"; "trade fair"; "book fair" "she won a blue ribbon for her baking at the county fair"

fair,v fair,adj

Join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly Free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; or conforming with established standards or rules Showing lack of favoritism More than adequate in quality Not excessive or extreme Visually appealing Very pleasing to the eye (of a baseball) hit between the foul lines Of no exceptional quality or ability Of no exceptional quality or ability Attractively feminine "the fair sex" (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections "fair copy" "our fair city" "young fair maidens" "he hit a fair ball over the third base bag" "only a fair performance of the sonata"; "in fair health" "only a fair performance of the sonata"; "in fair health" "a fair referee"; "fair deal"; "on a fair footing"; "a fair fight"; "by fair means or foul"

"fair work"

Free of clouds or rain (used of hair or skin) pale or light-colored fair,adv In conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating In a fair evenhanded manner The season when the leaves fall from the trees A sudden drop from an upright position A downward slope or bend A lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity A sudden decline in strength or number or importance A movement downward The act of surrendering (under agreed conditions) The time of day immediately following sunset When a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat A free and rapid descent by the force of gravity A sudden sharp decrease in some quantity fall,v Descend in free fall under the influence of gravity Move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way Pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind

"today will be fair and warm" "a fair complexion"

fall,n

"in the fall of 1973"

"a fall from virtue" "the fall of the House of Hapsburg" "the rise and fall of the tides"

"they finished before the fall of night"

Come under, be classified or included Fall from clouds Suffer defeat, failure, or ruin Decrease in size, extent, or range

"when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall" "The branch fell from the tree"; "The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse" "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again" "fall into a trap"; "She fell ill"; "They fell out of favor"; "Fall in love"; "fall asleep"; "fall prey to an imposter"; "fall into a strange way of thinking"; "she fell to pieces after she lost her work" "fall into a category" "rain, snow and sleet were falling" "We must stand or fall"; "fall by the wayside" "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fall to

Die, as in battle or in a hunt Touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly Be captured Occur at a specified time or place Yield to temptation or sin Lose office or power To be given by assignment or distribution

under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper" "Many soldiers fell at Verdun"; "The shooting victim fell dead" "Light fell on her face" "The cities fell to the enemy" "Christmas falls on a Monday this year"; "The accent falls on the first syllable" "Adam and Eve fell" "The government fell overnight"; "The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yatsen" "The most difficult task fell on the youngest member of the team"; "The onus fell on us"; "The pressure to succeed fell on the youngest student" "The line of men fall forward" "payments fall on the 1st of the month"

Move in a specified direction Be due Lose one's chastity To be given by right or inheritance Come into the possession of Fall to somebody by assignment or lot Be inherited by Slope downward Lose an upright position suddenly Drop oneself to a lower or less erect position Fall or flow in a certain way Assume a disappointed or sad expression Be cast down Come out; issue

"The estate fell to the oldest daughter"

"The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims" "The estate fell to my sister" "The hills around here fall towards the ocean" "The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table"; "Her hair fell across her forehead" "She fell back in her chair"; "He fell to his knees"

"Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off"; "his crest fell" "his eyes fell" "silly phrases fell from her mouth"

Be born, used chiefly of lambs Begin vigorously Go as if by falling Come as if by falling fall,n fare,n The lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve An agenda of things to do The sum charged for riding in a public conveyance A paying (taxi) passenger The food and drink that are regularly consumed fare,v Proceed or get along Eat well fame,n The state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed Favorable public reputation Ludicrously odd Extraordinarily good; used especially as intensifiers Extravagantly fanciful and unrealistic; foolish Existing in fancy only Exceedingly or unbelievably great family,n A social unit living together Primary social group; parents and children People descended from a common ancestor A collection of things sharing a common attribute An association of people who share common beliefs or activities

"The lambs fell in the afternoon" "The prisoners fell to work right away" "Grief fell from our hearts" "Night fell"; "Silence fell" "women have been blamed ever since the Fall"

fantastic,adj

"fantastic Halloween costumes" "a fantastic trip to the Orient"; "the film was fantastic!" "a fantastic idea of his own importance" "fantastic figures with bulbous heads the circumference of a bushel" "the bomb did fantastic damage"; "Samson is supposed to have had fantastic strength" "he moved his family to Virginia" "he wanted to have a good job before starting a family" "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"

"the message was addressed not just to employees but to every member of the company family"

(biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera A person having kinship with another or others A loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities An acute insufficiency A severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death Abstaining from food Abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons Abstain from eating Acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly (used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time At a rapid tempo (of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds Firmly fastened or secured against opening Resistant to destruction or fading Unrestrained by convention or morality Hurried and brief Securely fixed in place Unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause fast,adv Quickly or rapidly (often used as a combining form)

"sharks belong to the fish family" "he's family"

famine,n

fast,n fast,v

fast,adj

"Catholics sometimes fast during Lent" "Before the medical exam, you must fast" "fast film"; "on the fast track in school"; "set a fast pace"; "a fast car" "my watch is fast" "the band played a fast fox trot" "a fast road"; "grass courts are faster than clay" "windows and doors were all fast" "fast colors" "fast women" "a fast visit"

"fast friends" "how fast can he get here?"; "ran as fast as he could"; "needs medical help fast"; "fast-running rivers"; "fastbreaking news"; "fast-opening (or fast-closing) shutters "held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"

Firmly or tightly fate,n An event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future Your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)

"deserved a better fate"

fate,v fate,n father,n

Decree or designate beforehand The ultimate agency that predetermines the course of events (often personified as a woman) A male parent (also used as a term of address to your father) The founder of a family A person who holds an important or distinguished position in some organization A person who founds or establishes some institution The head of an organized crime family

"his father was born in Atlanta"

"the tennis fathers ruled in her favor"; "the city fathers endorsed the proposal" "George Washington is the father of his country"

father,v father,n

Make children (Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church; the best known Latin Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom 'Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Catholic Church); 'Padre' is frequently used in the military God when considered as the first person in the Trinity An emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight) An anxious feeling A profound emotion inspired by a deity

"Men often father children but don't recognize them"

"hear our prayers, Heavenly Father"

fear,n

"they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction" "the fear of God" "I fear she might get aggressive" "I fear the winters in Moscow"; "We should not fear the Communists!" "I fear I won't make it to your wedding party" "I fear the results of the final exams" "Fear God as your father"

fear,v

Be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event Be afraid or scared of; be frightened of Be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement Be uneasy or apprehensive about Regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of A fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services

fee,n

An interest in land capable of being inherited fee,v feed,n feed,v Give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the agreed-on compensation Food for domestic livestock Provide as food Give food to Feed into; supply Introduce continuously Support or promote Take in food; used of animals only Serve as food for; be the food for Move along, of liquids Profit from in an exploitatory manner Gratify Provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to feed,v feel,n Give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the agreed-on compensation An intuitive awareness The general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people A property perceived by touch Manual-genital stimulation for sexual pleasure feel,v Undergo an emotional sensation Come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds Perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles Seem with respect to a given sensation given "fee the steward" "he has a feel for animals" or "it's easy when you get the feel of it" "the feel of the city excited him" "This dish feeds six" "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi" "He feeds on her insecurity" "feed one's eyes on a gorgeous view" "fee the steward"

"Feed the guests the nuts" "Feed the starving children in India" "Her success feeds her vanity" "feed carrots into a food processor" "His admiration fed her vanity"

"the girls hated it when he tried to sneak a feel" "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret" "I feel that he doesn't like me" "He felt the wind"; "She felt an object brushing her arm"; "He felt his flesh crawl"; "She felt the heat when she got out of the car" "My cold is gone--I feel fine today"; "She felt tired after the long hike"

Have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behavior or attitude Undergo passive experience of

Be felt or perceived in a certain way Grope or feel in search of something Examine by touch Examine (a body part) by palpation Find by testing or cautious exploration Produce a certain impression Pass one's hands over the sexual organs of fellow,n A boy or man A person who is frequently in the company of another A person who is member of your class or profession An informal form of address for a man A man who is the lover of a girl or young woman fence,n A barrier that serves to enclose an area A dealer in stolen property fence,v Enclose with a fence Receive stolen goods Fight with fencing swords Surround with a wall in order to fortify Have an argument about something fencing,n A barrier that serves to enclose an area

"She felt small and insignificant"; "You make me feel naked"; "I made the students feel different about themselves" "We felt the effects of inflation"; "her fingers felt their way through the string quartet"; "she felt his contempt of her" "The ground feels shaky"; "The sheets feel soft" "He felt for his wallet" "Feel this soft cloth!" "The runner felt her pulse" "He felt his way around the dark room" "It feels nice to be home again" "He felt the girl in the movie theater" "there's a fellow at the door"

"he sent e-mail to his fellow hackers" "Say, fellow, what are you doing?"

"we fenced in our yard"

Material for building fences The art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules) Enclose with a fence Receive stolen goods Fight with fencing swords Surround with a wall in order to fortify Have an argument about something fetch,v Go or come after and bring or take back Be sold for a certain price Take away or remove fever,n A rise in the temperature of the body; frequently a symptom of infection Intense nervous anticipation Marked by intense agitation or emotion Of or relating to or characterized by fever Having or affected by a fever fielding,n fielding,n fielding,v (baseball) handling the ball while playing in the field English novelist and dramatist (1707-1754) Catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket Play as a fielder Answer adequately or successfully Select (a team or individual player) for a game field,n A piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed A region where a battle is being (or has been) fought Somewhere (away from a studio or office or library or laboratory) where practical work is done or data is "anthropologists do much of their work in the field" "The lawyer fielded all questions from the press" "The Patriots fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl" "he planted a field of wheat" "The dog fetched the hat" "The old print fetched a high price at the auction" "The devil will fetch you!"

fencing,v

"we fenced in our yard"

"in a fever of resentment" "worked at a feverish pace"

feverish,adj

collected A branch of knowledge The space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it A particular kind of commercial enterprise A particular environment or walk of life A piece of land prepared for playing a game Extensive tract of level open land (mathematics) a set of elements such that addition and multiplication are commutative and associative and multiplication is distributive over addition and there are two elements 0 and 1 A region in which active military operations are in progress All of the horses in a particular horse race All the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event A geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information The area that is visible (as through an optical instrument) A place where planes take off and land field,v Catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket Play as a fielder Answer adequately or successfully Select (a team or individual player) for a game FIG,n A diagram or picture illustrating textual material Mediterranean tree widely cultivated for its edible fruit Fleshy sweet pear-shaped yellowish or purple multiple fruit eaten fresh or preserved or dried A Libyan terrorist group organized in 1995 and aligned with al-Qaeda; seeks to radicalize the Libyan government; attempted to assassinate Qaddafi "The lawyer fielded all questions from the press" "The Patriots fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl" "the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field" "he longed for the fields of his youth" "the set of all rational numbers is a field" "the army was in the field awaiting action"

"they are outstanding in their field"

"the diamond fields of South Africa"

FIG,fig,n

fight,n

The act of fighting; any contest or struggle An intense verbal dispute A boxing match A hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war An aggressive willingness to compete

"a fight broke out at the hockey game" "a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate" "the fight was on television last night"

"the team was full of fight" "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting" "Don't fight it!" "He fought for breath"

fight,v

Be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight Fight against or resist strongly Make a strenuous or labored effort Exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for A diagram or picture illustrating textual material Alternative names for the body of a human being One of the elements that collectively form a system of numbers A model of a bodily form (especially of a person) A well-known or notable person A combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape An amount of money expressed numerically The impression produced by a person The property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals Language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense A unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground A decorative or artistic work A predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating Judge to be probable

figure,n

"the area covered can be seen from Figure 2"

"he made a figure of Santa Claus" "she is an important figure in modern music"

"a figure of $17 was suggested" "he cut a fine figure"; "a heroic figure" "the figure was about a thousand"

"she made the best score on compulsory figures"

Be or play a part of or in

"Elections figure prominently in every government program"; "How do the elections figure in the current pattern of internal politics?"

Imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind Make a mathematical calculation or computation Understand final,n The final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament An examination administered at the end of an academic term Occurring at or forming an end or termination Conclusive in a process or progression Not to be altered or undone finance,n The commercial activity of providing funds and capital The branch of economics that studies the management of money and other assets The management of money and credit and banking and investments Obtain or provide money for Sell or provide on credit finger,n Any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb) The length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure The part of a glove that provides a covering for one of the fingers Feel or handle with the fingers Examine by touch Search for on the computer Indicate the fingering for the playing of musical scores for keyboard instruments A decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance) "her fingers were long and thin" "He didn't figure her"

final,adj

"the final chapter" "the final answer" "the judge's decision is final"

finance,v

"Can we finance the addition to our home?"

finger,v

"finger the binding of the book" "The customer fingered the sweater" "I fingered my boss and found that he is not logged on in the afternoons"

finish,n

"the boat had a metallic finish"; "he applied a coat of a clear finish"; "when the finish is too thin it is difficult to apply evenly"

Designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race)

The act of finishing The place designated as the end (as of a race or journey) The temporal end; the concluding time (wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed) Event whose occurrence ends something The downfall of someone (as of persons on one side of a conflict) A highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality finish,v Come or bring to a finish or an end

"excitement grew as the finish neared"; "my horse was several lengths behind at the finish"; "the winner is the team with the most points at the finish" "his best finish in a major tournament was third" "a crowd assembled at the finish" "the market was up at the finish" "the wine has a nutty flavor and a pleasant finish" "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show" "booze will be the finish of him"; "it was a fight to the finish" "almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art" "He finished the dishes"; "The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours"

Finally be or do something Have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical Provide with a finish Finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table Cause to finish a relationship with somebody fire,n The event of something burning (often destructive) The process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke The act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy A fireplace in which a fire is burning Intense adverse criticism Intense adverse criticism Feelings of great warmth and intensity

"The carpenter finished the table beautifully"

"That finished me with Mary" "they lost everything in the fire" "fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries" "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire" "they sat by the fire and talked" "they sat by the fire and talked" "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"

Once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles) A severe trial fire,v Start firing a weapon Cause to go off Bake in a kiln so as to harden Terminate the employment of Go off or discharge Drive out or away by or as if by fire Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) Destroy by fire Provide with fuel first,n The first or highest in an ordering or series The first element in a countable series The time at which something is supposed to begin The fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed at first base [Brit] An honours degree of the highest class The lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving Preceding all others in time or space or degree

"he went through fire and damnation"

"fire a gun"; "fire a bullet" "fire pottery" "The boss fired his secretary today" "The gun fired" "The soldiers were fired"; "Surrender fires the cold skepticism"

"Oil fires the furnace" "He wanted to be the first" "the first of the month"

first,adj

"the first house on the right"; "the first day of spring"; "his first political race"; "her first baby"; "the first time"; "the first meetings of the new party"; "the first phase of his training"

Indicating the beginning unit in a series Serving to set in motion Serving to begin Ranking above all others "his first (or maiden) speech in Congress" "the first verse" "was first in her class"

Highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections Being the gear producing the lowest drive speed first,adv Before anything else The initial time Before another in time, space, or importance Prominently forward fish,n Any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills The flesh of fish used as food

"first soprano"; "the first violin section"; "played first horn" "use first gear on steep hills" "first we must consider the garter snake" "when Felix first saw a garter snake" "I was here first"; "let's do this job first"

fish,v

Seek indirectly Catch or try to catch fish or shellfish

"the shark is a large fish"; "in the livingroom there was a tank of colorful fish" "in Japan most fish is eaten raw"; "after the scare about foot-andmouth disease a lot of people started eating fish instead of meat"; "they have a chef who specializes in fish" "fish for compliments" "I like to go fishing on weekends"

fish,n

fit,n

(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces The twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20 A display of bad temper A sudden uncontrollable attack The manner in which something fits A sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason) Be agreeable or acceptable to Be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired Satisfy a condition or restriction Make fit Insert or adjust several objects or people Be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

"he had a fit" "a fit of coughing" "I admired the fit of her coat" "a fit of housecleaning"

fit,v

"This piece won't fit into the puzzle"

"fit a dress"; "He fitted other pieces of paper to his cut-out" "Can you fit the toy into the box?"; "This man can't fit himself into our work environment"

Conform to some shape or size Provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose Make correspond or harmoniz fit,adj Meeting adequate standards for a purpose

"How does this shirt fit?"

(usually followed by 'to' or 'for') on the point of or strongly disposed Physically and mentally sound or healthy fix,n Informal term for a difficult situation Something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug The act of putting something in working order again An exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear A determination of the location of something fix,v Restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken Cause to be firmly attached Decide upon or fix definitely Prepare for eating by applying heat Take vengeance on or get even Set or place definitely Kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study Make fixed, stable or stationary Make infertile Put (something somewhere) firmly Make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc The condition of being suitable

"a fit subject for discussion"; "it is fit and proper that you be there"; "water fit to drink"; "fit for duty"; "do as you see fit to" "in no fit state to continue"; "fit to drop"; "laughing fit to burst"; "she was fit to scream" "felt relaxed and fit after their holiday"; "keeps fit with diet and exercise" "he got into a terrible fix" "she needed a fix of chocolate"

"collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers" "he got a good fix on the target"

"she fixed her gaze on the man" "fix the variables" "fix breakfast for the guests, please" "That'll fix him good!" "Let's fix the date for the party!"

"let's fix the picture to the frame"

"fix your eyes on this spot" "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill" "they had to prove their fitness for the position"

fitness,n

Good physical condition; being in shape or in condition Fitness to traverse the seas The quality of being qualified flame,n flame,v The process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke Shine with a sudden light Be in flames or aflame Criticize harshly, on the e-mail flash,n A sudden intense burst of radiant energy A momentary brightness A short vivid experience A sudden brilliant understanding A very short time (as the time it takes the eye blink or the heart to beat) A burst of light used to communicate or illuminate A short news announcement concerning some ongoing news story A bright patch of color used for decoration or identification A lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph Gleam or glow intermittently Appear briefly Display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously Make known or cause to appear with great speed Run or move very quickly or hastily Expose or show briefly Protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal Emit a brief burst of light "he flashed a $100 bill" "flash the roof" "A shooting star flashed and was gone" "The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts" "a flash of emotion swept over him" "he had a flash of intuition" "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash" "The sky seemed to flame in the Hawaiian sunset"

"red flashes adorned the airplane"; "a flash sewn on his sleeve indicated the unit he belonged to"

flash,v

"The lights were flashing" "The headlines flashed on the screen"

flash,adj flat,n

Tastelessly showy A level tract of land A shallow box in which seedlings are started A musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named Freight car without permanent sides or roof A deflated pneumatic tire Scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting [Brit] A suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house Having a horizontal surface in which no part is higher or lower than another Having no depth or thickness Not modified or restricted by reservations Stretched out and lying at full length along the ground Lacking contrast or shading between tones Lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone Flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes) Lacking taste or flavor or tang Lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting Having lost effervescence Not increasing as the amount taxed increases Not made with leavening Parallel to the ground Without pleats Lacking the expected range or depth; not designed to give an illusion or depth (of a tire) completely or partially deflated

"a flash car"

flat,adj

"a flat desk"

"a flat refusal" "found himself lying flat on the floor"

"B flat"

"a flat joke" "flat beer"; "a flat cola"

"most flat breads are made from unleavened dough" "a flat roof"

"a flat two-dimensional painting"

Not reflecting light; not glossy Lacking variety in shading flat,adv At full length With flat sails Below the proper pitch Against a flat surface In a forthright manner; candidly or frankly Wholly or completely flexible,adj Extended meanings; capable of change Able to flex; able to bend easily Able to adjust readily to different conditions Bending and snapping back readily without breaking Making or willing to make concessions flight,n A formation of aircraft in flight An instance of traveling by air A stairway (set of steps) between one floor or landing and the next The act of escaping physically An air force unit smaller than a squadron Passing above and beyond ordinary bounds The path followed by an object moving through space A flock of flying birds A scheduled trip by plane between designated airports Shoot a bird in flight Fly in a flock

"flat wall paint" "a flat unshaded painting" "he fell flat on his face" "sail flat against the wind" "she sang flat last night" "he lay flat on his back" "came out flat for less work and more pay" "He is flat broke" "a flexible character"; "flexible schedules" "slim flexible birches" "a flexible personality"

"his flight was an indication of his guilt"

"a flight of fancy"; "flights of rhetoric"; "flights of imagination"

"I took the noon flight to Chicago"

flight,v

"flighting wild geese"

Decorate with feathers flood,n The rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land An overwhelming number or amount Light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography A large flow The act of flooding; filling to overflowing The inward flow of the tide flood,v Fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid Cover with liquid, usually water Supply with an excess of Become filled to overflowing floor,n The inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room or hallway) Structure consisting of a room or set of rooms comprising a single level of a multilevel building A lower limit The ground on which people and animals move about The bottom surface of any a cave or lake etc. The occupants of a floor The parliamentary right to address an assembly The legislative hall where members debate and vote and conduct other business A large room in a stock exchange where the trading is done Surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off Knock down with force flop,n An arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers "this computer can perform a million flops per second" "a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune" "The images flooded his mind" "The swollen river flooded the village"; "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes" "flood the market with tennis shoes" "Our basement flooded during the heavy rains" "they needed rugs to cover the bare floors"

"a flood of requests"

"the government established a wage floor" "the fire spared the forest floor"

"the whole floor complained about the lack of heat" "the chairman granted him the floor" "there was a motion from the floor" "he is a floor trader" "I was floored when I heard that I was promoted"

floor,v

Someone who is unsuccessful A complete failure The act of throwing yourself down flop,v Fall loosely Fall suddenly and abruptly Fail utterly; collapse flop,adv With a flopping sound Exactly flower,n A plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms Reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts The period of greatest prosperity or productivity flower,v fly,n Produce or yield flowers Two-winged insects characterized by active flight Flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent An opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or buttons concealed by a fold of cloth (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air Fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect [UK] (dated) a horse-drawn carriage "he tumbled flop into the mud" "he fell flop on his face" "the play was a dismal flop" "he landed on the bed with a great flop" "He flopped into a chair"

fly,v

Travel through the air; be airborne Move quickly or suddenly Fly a plane Transport by aeroplane Cause to fly or float

"a fly at the door from the Kings Arms, and his step-daughter with all her little bags and boxes, getting into it" "Man cannot fly" "He flew about the place"

"We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America" "fly a kite"

Be dispersed or disseminated Change quickly from one emotional state to another Pass away rapidly Travel in an airplane Display in the air or cause to float Run away quickly Travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft Hit a fly Decrease rapidly and disappear fly,adj flying,n flying,adj [Brit] (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked An instance of traveling by air Capable of or engaged in flight Moving swiftly Streaming or flapping or spreading wide as if in a current of air Designed for swift movement or action Of or relating to passage through the air especially aviation Hurried and brief Done swiftly in or as if in the air; used e.g. of a racing start in which runners are already in motion as they cross the starting line Travel through the air; be airborne Move quickly or suddenly Fly a plane Transport by aeroplane Cause to fly or float Be dispersed or disseminated

"Rumors and accusations are flying" "fly into a rage" "Time flies like an arrow" "she is flying to Cincinnati tonight"; "Are we driving or flying?" "fly a kite"; "All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N."

"Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"

"flying was still an exciting adventure for him" "the bat is a flying animal" "fast-flying planes"; "played the difficult passage with flying fingers" "flying banners" "a flying police squad is trained for quick action anywhere in the city" "a flying time of three hours between cities"; "unidentified flying objects" "paid a flying visit"; "took a flying glance at the book" "a flying start"; "crossed the goal line with a flying leap" "Man cannot fly" "He flew about the place"

flying,v

"We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America" "fly a kite" "Rumors and accusations are flying"

Change quickly from one emotional state to another Pass away rapidly Travel in an airplane Display in the air or cause to float Run away quickly Travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft Hit a fly Decrease rapidly and disappear focus,n The concentration of attention or energy on something Maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system Maximum clarity or distinctness of an idea A central point or locus of an infection in an organism Special emphasis attached to something A point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges A fixed reference point on the concave side of a conic section Direct one's attention on something Cause to converge on or toward a central point Bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions Become focussed or come into focus Put (an image) into focus fog,n Droplets of water vapor suspended in the air near the ground An atmosphere in which visibility is reduced because of a cloud of some substance Confusion characterized by lack of clarity Make less visible or unclear

"fly into a rage" "Time flies like an arrow" "she is flying to Cincinnati tonight"; "Are we driving or flying?" "fly a kite"; "All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N."

"Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"

"the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology" "in focus"; "out of focus" "the controversy brought clearly into focus an important difference of opinion" "the focus of infection"

focus,v

"Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies" "Focus the light on this image"

"The light focused" "Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie"

fog,v

fold,n

An angular or rounded shape made by folding A group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church A folded part (as a fold of skin or muscle) A pen for sheep The act of folding

"a fold in the napkin"

"he gave the napkins a double fold" "fold up the newspaper" "fold one's hands, arms, or legs" "Fold the egg whites into the batter"

fold,v

Bend or lay so that one part covers the other Intertwine Incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating Cease to operate or cause to cease operating Confine in a fold, like sheep Become folded or folded up

"The bed folds in a jiffy" "they're just country folk"

folk,n

People in general A social division of (usually preliterate) people People descended from a common ancestor The traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community A person who lacks good judgment A person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of A professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the middle ages Make a fool or dupe of Spend frivolously and unwisely Fool or hoax Indulge in horseplay

fool,n

fool,v

"You can't fool me!" "The bored children were fooling about" "he is six feet tall" "his bare feet projected from his trousers"; "armored from head to foot"

foot,n

A linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard The foot of a human being

The lower part of anything Travel by foot A foot of a vertebrate other than a human being A support resembling a pedal extremity Lowest support of a structure Any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates An army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot A member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides as a passenger A group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm Pay for something Walk Add a column of numbers from,pre A giver or sender A lower limit A reason or cause Out of Starting at force,n A unit that is part of some military service One possessing or exercising power or influence or authority (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity Group of people willing to obey orders A powerful effect or influence An act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)

"curled up on the foot of the bed"; "the foot of the page"; "the foot of the list"; "the foot of the mountain" "he followed on foot"; "the swiftest of foot"

"one foot of the chair was on the carpet" "he stood at the foot of the tower"

"there came ten thousand horsemen and as many fully-armed foot"

foot,v

"foot the bill"

"a present from my uncle" "prices start from $1" "she nearly died from it" "made from wood" "I'll be home from 6pm" "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men" "may the force be with you"; "the forces of evil" "force equals mass times acceleration" "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens" "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them" "he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one"

Physical energy or intensity A group of people having the power of effective action (of a law) having legal validity force,v To cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means Urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate Move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner" Impose or thrust urgently, importunately, or inexorably Squeeze like a wedge into a tight space Force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically Do forcibly; exert force Cause to move along the ground by pulling Take by force foreign,adj Of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own) Relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world Not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something Not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source The trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area Land that is covered with trees and shrubs Establish a forest on previously unforested land An unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another A large amount of wealth or prosperity An unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome Your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)

"he hit with all the force he could muster" "he joined forces with a band of adventurers"

"She forced him to take a job in the city"

"She forced her diet fads on him"

"Don't force it!"

"foreign trade"; "a foreign office" "foreign nations"; "a foreign accent"; "on business in a foreign city" "the mysticism so foreign to the French mind and temper"; "jealousy is foreign to her nature" "foreign particles in milk"

forest,n

forest,v fortune,n

"it was as if fortune guided his hand" "whatever my fortune may be"

formula,n

A group of symbols that make a mathematical statement Directions for making something A conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principle A representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements Something regarded as a normative example A liquid food for infants (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems The first of two or the first mentioned of two Referring to the first of two things or persons mentioned (or the earlier one or ones of several) Belonging to some prior time (used especially of persons) of the immediate past Of the distant past "he gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials" "Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the former is remembered today" "the novel was made into a film in 1943 and again in 1967; I prefer the former version to the latter one" "our former glory" "the former president" "former generations"

"his formula for impressing visitors"

former,n former,adj

fort,n

A fortified military post where troops are stationed A fortified defensive structure

fort,v

Gather in, or as if in, a fort, as for protection or defense Enclose by or as if by a fortification Station (troops) in a fort

forward,n

The person who plays the position of forward on a basketball team A position on a basketball team Send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit At or near or directed toward the front Moving toward a position ahead Used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty "forward my mail" "the forward section of the aircraft"; "a forward plunge down the stairs"; "forward motion" "forward motion" "a forward child badly in need of discipline"

forward,v forward,adj

Of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle Moving forward Situated at or toward the front Situated in the front forward,adv At or to or toward the fron Forward in time or order or degree Toward the future; forward in time In a forward direction Near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane foul,n foul,v An act that violates of the rules of a sport Hit a foul ball Make impure Become or cause to become obstructed Commit a foul; break the rules Spot, stain, or pollute Make unclean Become soiled and dirty" Become soiled and dirty foul,adj Highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust Offensively malodorous Violating accepted standards or rules (of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines (of a manuscript) defaced with changes Thoroughly unpleasant

"in a forward gear"

"the forward part of the ship" "the forward section of the aircraft" "he faced forward"; "step forward"

"I look forward to seeing you" "they went slowly forward in the mud" "the captain went forward to check the instruments"

"foul the water"

"used foul means to gain power"

"foul copy" "foul weather we're having"

Characterized by obscenity Disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter Especially of a ship's lines etc frame,n A structure supporting or containing something One of a series of still transparent photographs on a strip of film used in making movies Alternative names for the body of a human being A period of play in baseball during which each team has a turn at bat The hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal The internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape Enclose in or as if in a frame Enclose in a frame, as of a picture Take or catch as if in a snare or trap Formulate in a particular style or language Draw up the plans or basic details for Construct by fitting or uniting parts together freeze,n The withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid Weather cold enough to cause freezing An interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement Fixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level freeze,v Change to ice Stop moving or become immobilized Be cold Cause to freeze Stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it

"foul language" "a foul pond" "a foul anchor"

frame,v

"frame a picture"

"The innocent man was framed by the police"

"frame a policy"

"a nuclear freeze" "a freeze on hiring" "The water in the bowl froze" "When he saw the police car he froze" "I could freeze to death in this office when the air conditioning is turned on" "Freeze the leftover food"

Be very cold, below the freezing point Change from a liquid to a solid when cold Prohibit the conversion or use of (assets) Anesthetize by cold Suddenly behave coldly and formally freezer,n friday,n friend,n Electric refrigerator (trade name Deepfreeze) in which food is frozen and stored for long periods of time The sixth day of the week; the fifth working day A person you know well and regard with affection and trust An associate who provides assistance A person with whom you are acquainted A person who backs a politician or a team etc. friend,n frog,n A member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers) Any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species A person of French descent A decorative loop of braid or cord freedom,n The condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints Immunity from an obligation or duty An excited state of agitation An angry disturbance A quarrel about petty points A rapid bustling commotion fuss,v Worry unnecessarily or excessively Care for like a mother

"It is freezing in Kalamazoo" "Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit" "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"

"She froze when she saw her exhusband"

"he was my best friend at the university" "they were friends of the workers" "we are friends of the family" "they are friends of the library"

fuss,n

"he didn't want to make a fuss"

"don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now" "She fusses over her husband"

fun,n

Activities that are enjoyable or amusing Verbal wit (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously) Violent and excited activity A disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement

"I do it for the fun of it"; "he is fun to have around" "he became a figure of fun" "she asked for money and then the fun began"; "they began to fight like fun" "he was fun to be with" "a fun thing to do" "they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks"

fun,adj gaingain,n

Providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining A quantity that is added The advantageous quality of being beneficial The amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input The amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating Obtain Win something through one's efforts Derive a benefit from Reach a destination, either real or abstract Obtain advantages, such as points, etc. Rise in rate or price Increase in Earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages Increase (one's body weight)

gain,v

"Gain an understanding of international finance"

"The home team was gaining ground" "The stock market gained 24 points today" "gain momentum"; "gain nerve"

"She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"

gamble,n

Money that is risked for possible monetary gain A risky act or venture

gamble,v gap,n

Take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome A conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures An open or empty space in or between things A narrow opening

"When you buy these stocks you are gambling" "gap between income and outgo" "the explosion made a gap in the wall"

A pass between mountain peaks An act of delaying or interrupting the continuity gap,v garland,n Make an opening or gap in An anthology of short literary pieces and poems and ballads etc. Flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes Adorn with bands of flowers or leaves Sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching The act of gathering something Assemble or get together Collect in one place Collect or gather Conclude from evidence Draw fabric together and sew it tightly Get people together Look for (food) in nature gear,n A toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion A mechanism for transmitting motion by gears for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle) Equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc. Set the level or character of A crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry Art highly prized for its beauty or perfection A person who is a brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry A sweet quick bread baked in a cup-shaped pan "he had the gem set in a ring for his wife" "gather the close family members" "Our ancestors gathered nuts in the Fall" "I gather you have not done your homework" "gather some stones" "Let's gather in the dining room"

garland,v gather,n

"They garlanded the statue"

gather,v

gear,v gem,n

generally,ad v

A precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry Usually; as a rule Without distinction of one from others Without regard to specific details or exceptions

generous,adj

Willing to give and share unstintingly Not petty in character and mind More than adequate

"a generous donation" "unusually generous in his judgment of people" "a generous portion"

gentle,v

Cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of Give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility Stroke soothingly Soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe Having or showing a kindly or tender nature "a gentle reprimand"; "a vein of gentle irony"; "poked gentle fun at him" "the gentle touch of her hand"; "her gentle manner was comforting"; "a gentle sensitive nature"; "gentle blue eyes" "a gentle voice"; "a gentle nocturne" "of gentle blood" "a gentle old horse, docile and obedient" "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze" "a gentle slope" "a gently sloping terrain" "he talked gently to the injured animal"

gentle,adj

Quiet and soothing Belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy Easily handled or managed Having little impact Marked by moderate steepness gently,adv In a gradual manner In a gentle manner With little weight or force germinate,v Produce buds, branches, or germinate Work out Cause to grow or sprout

"the plentiful rain germinated my plants"

gerund,n gesture,n

A noun formed from a verb (such as the '-ing' form of an English verb when used as a noun) Motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling The use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals Something done as an indication of intention Show, express or direct through movement The attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration A rapid escape (as by criminals)

gesture,v getaway,n

"a political gesture"; "a gesture of defiance" "He gestured his desire to leave"

"the thieves made a clean getaway"

getaway,v

Run away from confinement Escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action Remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion "She gets away with murder!" "The president of the company never manages to get away during the summer"

getback,v

Come back to place where one has been before, or return to a previous activity Recover something or somebody that appeared to be lost Take revenge or even out a score Get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury

"We got back the money after we threatened to sue the company"; "He got back his son from the kidnappers"

getdown,v

Lower (one's body) as by kneeling Move something or somebody to a lower position Get off (a horse) Pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking Lower someone's spirits; make downhearted Put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc. Take the first step or steps in carrying out an action

"Get down on your knees!"

"Let's get down to work now"

getin,v

To come or go into Succeed in a big way; get to the top

To surrender someone or something to another Secure a place in a college, university, etc. Move into (a station) of trains geton,v Have smooth relations Get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.) Get on the back of Grow late or (of time) elapse Appear in a show, on T.V., radio, etc. Develop in a positive way Grow old or older getout,v Move out of or depart from Take out of a container or enclosed space Move out or away Express with difficulty Bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover Be released or become known; of news Escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action A small informal social gathering Get people together Get together socially or for a specific purpose Work together on a common enterprise of project Become part of; become a member of a group or organization A set of clothing (with accessories) Rise to one's feet "The soprano and the pianist did not get together very well" "I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities" "I managed to get out a few words" "Get out your best dress--we are going to a party!" "It is getting on midnight--let's all go to bed!"

gettogether, n gettogether,v

"get together all those who are interested in the project"

getup,n getup,v

"his getup was exceedingly elegant" "The audience got up and applauded"

Get up and out of bed Raise from a lower to a higher position Cause to rise Develop Put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive Arrange by systematic planning and united effort Study intensively, as before an exam giant,n Any creature of exceptional size A person of exceptional importance and reputation An unusually large enterprise A very large person; impressive in size or qualities Someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful An imaginary figure of superhuman size and strength; appears in folklore and fair tales A very bright star of large diameter and low density (relative to the Sun) Of great mass; huge and bulky The central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience The elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length Cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense Be the cause or source of Transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody Convey or reveal information Convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow

"I get up at 7 A.M. every day"

"Walton built a retail giant"

giant,adj gist,n

"the gist of the prosecutor's argument"

give,n give,v

"She gave him a black eye"; "The draft gave me a cold" "He gave me a lot of trouble" "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care" "Give one's name" "give the orders"; "Give him my best regards"

Organize or be responsible for Convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture Bring about Dedicate Give or supply Tell or deposit (information) knowledge Bring about Leave with; give temporarily Emit or utter Endure the loss of Place into the hands or custody of Give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause Give (as medicine) Give or convey physically Bestow Bestow, especially officially Move in order to make room for someone for something Give food to Contribute to some cause Break down, literally or metaphorically Estimate the duration or outcome of something Execute and deliver Deliver in exchange or recompense

"give a course" "She gave me a dirty look" "His two singles gave the team the victory" "give thought to"; "give priority to"

"give a secret to the Russians"

"Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool?"; "Can I give you the children for the weekend?" "Give a gulp"; "give a yelp" "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war"

"give one's talents to a good cause" "I gave him the drug" "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose" "give homage" "give a divorce" "The park gave way to a supermarket" "don't give the child this tough meat" "I gave at the office" "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice" "He gave the patient three months to live"; "I gave him a very good chance at success" "Give bond" "I'll give you three books for four CDs"

Afford access to Present to view Perform for an audience Be flexible under stress of physical force Propose Legal use: accord by verdict Manifest or show Offer in good faith Submit for consideration, judgment, or use Guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion Allow to have or take Inflict as a punishment Occur Consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man Proffer (a body part) glad,adj Showing or causing joy and pleasure; especially made happy ('lief' is archaic) very willing Feeling happy appreciation Cheerful and bright gladly,adv glory,n In a willing manner A state of high honor Brilliant radiant beauty An indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint

"The French doors give onto a terrace" "He gave the sign to start" "Pollini is giving another concert in New York" "This material doesn't give" "He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party" "give a decision for the plaintiff" "This student gives promise of real creativity"; "The office gave evidence of tampering" "He gave her his word" "give one's opinion"; "give an excuse" "You gave me to think that you agreed with me" "I give you two minutes to respond" "She gave the boy a good spanking"; "The judge gave me 10 years" "what gives?" "She gave herself to many men" "She gave her hand to her little sister" "glad you are here"; "glad that they succeeded"; "gave a glad shout"; "a glad smile"; "heard the glad news"; "a glad occasion" "glad to help" "glad of the fire's warmth" "a glad May morning" "this was gladly agreed to" "he valued glory above life itself" "the glory of the sunrise"

glory,v glorious,adj

Rejoice proudly Having or deserving or conferring glory Having or worthy of pride Bringing great happiness and thankfulness Characterized by or attended with brilliance or grandeur Having great beauty and splendor "glorious freedom"; "glorious times" "a glorious work of art" "a glorious spring morning"; "a glorious sunset" "a long and glorious career"; "our glorious literature"

goby,n goby,v

Small spiny-finned fish of coastal or brackish waters having a large head and elongated tapering body having the ventral fins modified as a sucker Pass by Be called; go by a certain name Be or act in accordance with "She goes by her maiden name again" "Go by this rule and you'll be safe"

goout,v

Move out of or depart from Leave the house to go somewhere Take the field Become extinguished Go out of fashion; become unfashionable Date regularly; have a steady relationship with "We never went out when our children were small" "The soldiers went out on missions" "The lights suddenly went out and we were in the dark"

golden,adj

Having the deep slightly brownish color of gold Marked by peace and prosperity Made from or covered with gold Supremely favored or fortunate Suggestive of gold Very favorable or advantageous

"long golden hair" "a golden era" "the golden calf" "golden lads and girls all must / like chimney sweepers come to dust" "a golden voice" "a golden opportunity" "for your own good"; "what's the good of worrying?" "there is much good to be found in people"

good,n

Benefit Moral excellence or admirableness

That which is good or valuable or useful good,adj Having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified

Having the normally expected amount Morally admirable Deserving of esteem and respect Promoting or enhancing well-being Superior to the average Agreeable or pleasing Of moral excellence Having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude Thorough With or in a close or intimate relationship Having or showing or arising from a desire to promote the welfare or happiness of others Financially sound Most suitable or right for a particular purpose Resulting favorably Exerting force or influence Feeling healthy and free of aches and pains Capable of pleasing Appealing to the mind

"weigh the good against the bad"; "among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization" "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office" "gives good measure"; "a good mile from here"

"ruined the family's good name" "the experience was good for her" "made good grades"; "morale was good"; "had good weather for the parade" "we all had a good time"; "good manners" "a genuinely good person" "a good mechanic" "had a good workout"; "gave the house a good cleaning" "a good friend"

"a good investment" "a good time to plant tomatoes" "its a good thing that I wasn't there"; "it is good that you stayed" "a warranty good for two years" "I feel good" "good looks" "good music"

In excellent physical condition Tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health Not forged Not left to spoil Generally admired good,adv (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard ('good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for 'well') In a complete and thorough manner ('good' is sometimes used informally for 'thoroughly') (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who under such divine influence

"good teeth"; "I still have one good leg" "a good night's sleep" "a good dollar bill" "the meat is still good" "good taste" "the baby can walk pretty good" "we beat him good" "the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin"; "it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church"; "the Virgin lived in a state of grace"

grace,n

Elegance and beauty of movement or expression A sense of propriety and consideration for others A disposition to kindness and compassion; benign good will A short prayer of thanks before a meal (Christian theology) the free and unmerited favor or beneficence of God grace,v Make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc. Be beautiful to look at (Greek mythology) one of three sisters who were the givers of beauty and charm; a favorite subject for sculptors Characterized by beauty of movement, style, form etc.; not awkward Suggesting taste, ease, and wealth (Roman Catholic Church) an antiphon (usually from the Book of Psalms) immediately after the epistle at Mass Proceeding in small stages Of a topographical gradient; not steep or abrupt "the victor's grace in treating the vanquished"

"God's grace is manifested in the salvation of sinners"; "there but for the grace of God go I"

grace,n graceful,adj

gradual,n gradual,adj

"a gradual increase in prices" "a gradual slope"

gradually,ad v grant,n

In a gradual manner Any monetary aid The act of providing a subsidy (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance A contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business A right or privilege that has been granted

"the snake moved gradually toward its victim"

grant,v

Let have Give on the basis of merit Be willing to concede Allow to have Bestow, especially officially Give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another Transfer by deed

"grant permission" "Funds are granted to qualified researchers" "I grant you this much" "grant a privilege" "grant a degree"; "This bill grants us new rights"

"grant land"

grant,n

grasp,n

Scottish painter; cousin of Lytton Strachey and member of the Bloomsbury Group (1885-1978) 18th President of the United States; commander of the Union armies in the American Civil War (18221885) United States actor (born in England) who was the elegant leading man in many films (1904-1986) Understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something The limit of capability A firm controlling influence The act of grasping

"he has a good grasp of accounting practices"

"a terrible power had her in its grasp"

grasp,v

Hold firmly Get the meaning of something

grateful,adj

Feeling or showing gratitude Affording comfort or pleasure

"a grateful heart"; "grateful for the tree's shade" "the grateful warmth of the fire"

gratitude,n graze,n

A feeling of thankfulness and appreciation A superficial abrasion The act of grazing

"he was overwhelmed with gratitude for their help"

graze,v

Feed as in a meadow or pasture Break the skin (of a body part) by scraping Let feed in a field or pasture or meadow Scrape gently Eat lightly, try different dishes

"the herd was grazing" "She was grazed by the stray bullet"

"graze the skin"

grazing,n

The act of grazing The act of brushing against while passing

grazing,v

Feed as in a meadow or pasture Break the skin (of a body part) by scraping Let feed in a field or pasture or meadow Scrape gently Eat lightly, try different dishes

"the herd was grazing" "She was grazed by the stray bullet"

"graze the skin"

greatness,n

The property possessed by something or someone of outstanding importance Unusual largeness in size or extent Express greetings upon meeting someone Send greetings to React to in a certain way Be perceived by "The President was greeted with catcalls" "Loud music greeted him when he entered the apartment"

greet,v

grind,n

An insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or studying excessively Hard monotonous routine work The act of grinding to a powder or dust

grind,v

Press or grind with a crunching noise Make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together Reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading Work hard Dance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive way, often while in contact with one's partner such that the dancers' legs are interlaced The act of grasping The appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it A portable rectangular traveling bag for carrying clothes The friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road) Worker who moves the camera around while a film or television show is being made A firm controlling influence A flat wire hairpin whose prongs press tightly together; used to hold bobbed hair in place Hold fast or firmly To grip or seize, as in a wrestling match To render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe An utterance expressing pain or disapproval Indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure A man participant in his own marriage ceremony Someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses A man who has recently been married "The students groaned when the professor got out the exam booklets" "grind the spices in a mortar"

grip,n

"he has a strong grip for an old man" "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"

"they kept a firm grip on the two top priorities"; "he was in the grip of a powerful emotion"

grip,v

"He gripped the steering wheel"

groan,n groan,v groom,n

groom,v

Prepare (someone) for a future role or function Give a neat appearance to Care for one's external appearance

"He is grooming his son to become his successor" "groom the dogs" "He is always well-groomed"

group,n

group,v

Any number of entities (members) considered as a unit (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule A set that is closed, associative, has an identity element and every element has an inverse Arrange into a group or groups Form a group or group together

"Can you group these shapes together?"

grow,v

Pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become Become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain Increase in size by natural process Cause to grow or develop Develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation Come into existence; take on form or shape Cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques Come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes) Grow emotionally or mature

"She grew angry" "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast" "Corn doesn't grow here"; "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees" "He grows vegetables in his backyard" "The child grew fast" "the idea for the book grew out of a short story" "We grow wheat here" "He grew a beard" "When he spent a summer at camp, the boy grew noticeably and no longer showed some of his old adolescent behavior"

Become attached by or as if by the process of growth guess,n A message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence An estimate based on little or no information Expect, believe, or suppose Put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation Judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time) Guess correctly; solve by guessing guide,n Someone employed to conduct others Someone who shows the way by leading or advising "I guess she is angry at me for standing her up" "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"

guess,v

"He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize"

Something that offers basic information or instruction A model or standard for making comparisons Someone who can find paths through unexplored territory Direct the course; determine the direction of traveling Take somebody somewhere Be a guiding force, as with directions or advice Use as a guide Guide or pass over something guilty,adj Responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act; or marked by guilt Showing a sense of guilt habitual,adj Made a norm or custom or habit Commonly used or practiced; usual Having a habit of long standing habitually,ad v According to routine or established practice According to habit or custom hammer,n The part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled A hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking An athletic competition in which a heavy metal ball that is attached to a flexible wire is hurled as far as possible The ossicle attached to the eardrum A heavy metal sphere attached to a flexible wire; used in the hammer throw A striker that is covered in felt and that causes the piano strings to vibrate A power tool for drilling rocks The act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows) "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard" "her habitually severe expression"; "he habitually keeps his office door closed" "guilty of murder"; "the guilty person"; "secret guilty deeds"; "a guilty conscience"; "guilty behavior" "a guilty look" "his habitual practice was to eat an early supper"; "her habitual neatness" "his habitual comment" "They had the lights to guide on"

guide,v

hammer,v

Beat with or as if with a hammer Create by hammering

"hammer the metal flat" "hammer the silver into a bowl" "he had the hands of a surgeon" "the hired hand fixed the railing"; "a ranch hand" "his hand was illegible" "he wanted to try his hand at singing" "objections were voiced on every hand" "I didn't hold a good hand all evening"; "he kept trying to see my hand" "on the one hand..., but on the other hand..." "the big hand counts the minutes" "the horse stood 20 hands" "all hands on deck" "we need a 4th hand for bridge" "give the little lady a great big hand" "the kangaroo's forearms seem undeveloped but the powerful fivefingered hands are skilled at feinting and clouting" "give me a hand with the chores" "hand me the spoon, please" "hand the elderly lady into the taxi"

hand,n

The (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb A hired laborer on a farm or ranch Something written by hand Ability A position given by its location to the side of an object The cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time One of two sides of an issue A rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece A unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses A member of the crew of a ship A card player in a game of bridge A round of applause to signify approval Terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (e.g. apes or kangaroos) Physical assistance

hand,v

Place into the hands or custody of Guide or conduct or usher somewhere

handcuffs,n handcuffs,v handover,n handover,v handinhand, adv

Shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs Confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs Act of relinquishing property or authority etc To surrender someone or something to another Together

"The police handcuffed the suspect at the scene of the crime" "the handover of occupied territory"

"hand in hand with hope went fear"; "doctors and nurses work hand in hand to save lives"

Clasping each other's hands handtomouth ,adj handtomouth ,adv handicapped ,adj handicapped ,v Providing only bare essentials With barely enough money for immediate needs Incapacitated by injury or illness Injure permanently Attempt to forecast the winner (especially in a horse race) and assign odds for or against a contestant Put at a disadvantage handsome,a dj Pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion Given or giving freely Easy to reach Easy to use Skillful with the hands handy,n hang,n United States blues musician who transcribed and published traditional blues music (1873-1958) A special way of doing something The way a garment hangs A gymnastic exercise performed on the rings or horizontal bar or parallel bars when the gymnast's weight is supported by the arms Be suspended or hanging Cause to be hanging or suspended Let drop or droop Fall or flow in a certain way Be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive Give heed (to) Be suspended or poised

"they walked hand in hand" "a hand-to-mouth existence" "they lived form hand to mouth"

"very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome" "a handsome allowance" "found a handy spot for the can opener" "a handy gadget" "handy with an axe"

handy,adj

"he couldn't get the hang of it" "he adjusted the hang of his coat"

hang,v

"The flag hung on the wall" "Hang that picture on the wall" "Hang one's head in shame" "This dress hangs well" "This worry hangs on my mind"; "The cloud of suspicion hangs over her" "She hung on his every word" "Heavy fog hung over the valley"

Hold on tightly or tenaciously Be exhibited Prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury Decorate or furnish with something suspended Be placed in position as by a hinge Place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction Of meat, in order to get a gamey taste happening,n happening,a dj happening,v An event that happens Taking place Come to pass Happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance Chance to be or do something, without intention or causation Come into being; become reality Come upon, as if by accident; meet with harass,v Annoy continually or chronically Exhaust by attacking repeatedly harassment, n A feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented The act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism Not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure Metaphorically hard Not yielding to pressure or easily penetrated Very strong or vigorous Characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort Of speech sounds

"hang on to your father's hands" "Picasso hangs in this new wing of the museum"

"Hang wallpaper" "This cabinet door doesn't hang right!" "hang a door" "hang the venison for a few days"

"the parade is still happening" "What is happening?" "It happens that today is my birthday" "I happen to have just what you need!"

"I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here" "This man harasses his female coworkers" "harass the enemy" "so great was his harassment that he wanted to destroy his tormentors"

hard,adj

"why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?" "a hard fate"; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer"; "a hard climb" "hard as rock" "a hard left to the chin" "hard labor"

Of a drinker or drinking; indulging intemperately Having undergone fermentation Having a high alcoholic content Unfortunate or hard to bear Dried out hard,adv With effort or force or vigor

"does a lot of hard drinking" "hard cider" "hard liquor" "had hard luck" "hard dry rolls left over from the day before" "the team played hard"; "worked hard all day"; "pressed hard on the lever"; "hit the ball hard"; "slammed the door hard" "held hard to the railing" "thought hard about it"; "stared hard at the accused" "industries hit hard by the depression" "prejudices die hard"

With firmness Earnestly or intently Causing great damage or hardship Slowly and with difficulty Indulging excessively Into a solid condition Very near or close in space or time

With pain or distress or bitterness To the full extent possible; all the way hardly,adv By a small margin Almost not harm,n Any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc. The occurrence of a change for the worse The act of damaging something or someone harm,v harsh,adj Cause or do harm to Unpleasantly stern

"concrete that sets hard within a few hours" "it stands hard by the railroad tracks"; "they were hard on his heels"; "a strike followed hard upon the plant's opening" "he took the rejection very hard" "hard alee"; "the ship went hard astern"; "swung the wheel hard left" "we hardly knew them" "he hardly ever goes fishing"; "he was hardly more than sixteen years old"

"These pills won't harm your system" "wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus"

Disagreeable to the senses

Extremely unkind or cruel Severe Used of circumstances (especially weather) that cause suffering Sharply disagreeable; rigorous have,n have,v A person who possesses great material wealth Have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense Have as a feature Of mental or physical states or experiences Have ownership or possession of Cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition Serve oneself to, or consume regularly Have a personal or business relationship with someone Organize or be responsible for Have left Be confronted with Undergo Suffer from; be ill with Cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner Receive willingly something given or offered Get something; come into possession of Undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)

"the harsh cry of a blue jay"; "harsh cognac"; "the harsh white light makes you screw up your eyes"; "harsh irritating smoke filled the hallway" "had harsh words"; "a harsh and unlovable old tyrant" "a harsh penalty" "a harsh climate" "the harsh facts of court delays"

"She has $1,000 in the bank"; "He has got two beautiful daughters"

"have a feeling" "How many cars does she have?"

"Have another bowl of chicken soup!" "have a postdoc"; "have an assistant"; "have a lover" "have, throw, or make a party" "I have two years left"; "I don't have any money left"; "They have two more years before they retire" "What do we have here?"; "Now we have a fine mess" "The stocks had a fast run-up" "She has arthritis"

"The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"

"He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars"

Achieve a point or goal Give birth (to a newborn) Have sex with; archaic use headache,n heal,v Something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness Heal or recover Get healthy again healthy,adj Having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease Financially secure and functioning well Promoting health; healthful

"Nicklaus had a 70" "My wife had twins yesterday!" "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"

"The wound is healing slowly" "a rosy healthy baby"; "staying fit and healthy" "a healthy economy" "a healthy diet"; "clean healthy air"; "plenty of healthy sleep"; "healthy and normal outlets for youthful energy"

Physically and mentally sound or healthy Exercising or showing good judgment "healthy scepticism"; "a healthy fear of rattlesnakes"; "the healthy attitude of French laws"; "healthy relations between labor and management"

heap,n

A collection of objects laid on top of each other (often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent A car that is old and unreliable

heap,v

Bestow in large quantities Arrange in stacks Fill to overflow

"He heaped him with work"; "She heaped scorn upon him" "heap firewood around the fireplace" "heap the platter with potatoes"

hearing,n

(law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence An opportunity to state your case and be heard The range within which a voice can be heard The act of hearing attentively A session (of a committee or grand jury) in which witnesses are called and testimony is taken

"they condemned him without a hearing"

"they make good music--you should give them a hearing" "the investigative committee will hold hearings in Chicago"

The ability to hear; the auditory faculty hearing,adj hearing,v Able to perceive sound Perceive (sound) via the auditory sense Get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally Examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process Receive a communication from someone Listen and pay attention heartattack,n heartbreakin g,adj heartily,adv A sudden severe instance of abnormal heart function Causing or marked by grief or anguish With gusto and without reservation In a hearty manner heatstroke,n heavenly,adj Collapse caused by exposure to excessive heat Relating to or inhabiting a divine heaven Of or relating to the sky Of or belonging to heaven or god help,n The activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose "offered his help in unloading" A resource A means of serving A person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose Give help or assistance; be of service

"his hearing was impaired"

"The jury had heard all the evidence" "We heard nothing from our son for five years" "We must hear the expert before we make a decision"

"her sigh was heartbreaking" "the boy threw himself heartily into his work" "'Yes,' the children chorused heartily"

"heavenly hosts" "a heavenly body"

"there's no help for it" "they hired additional help to finish the work" "Everyone helped out during the earthquake"; "Can you help me carry this table?"; "She never helps around the house" "This will help to prevent accidents" "These pills will help the patient"

help,v

Be of use Improve the condition of

Abstain from doing; always used with a negative Contribute to the furtherance of Improve; change for the better Help to some food; help with food or drink Take or use helpful,adj Providing assistance or serving a useful function Of service or assistance Showing a willingness to cooperate

"I can't help myself--I have to smoke"; "She could not help watching the sad spectacle" "This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries" "New slipcovers will help the old living room furniture" "I served him three times, and after that he helped himself" "She helped herself to some of the office supplies"

"a child who is helpful around the house can save the mother many steps" "a helpful cooperative patient"; "parents hope to raise children who are considerate and helpful to others"

herewith,adv heredity,n

(formal) by means of this The biological process whereby genetic factors are transmitted from one generation to the next The total of inherited attributes Practices that are handed down from the past by tradition Any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors That which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner Hereditary succession to a title or an office or property A verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter Very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale) Relating to or characteristic of heroes of antiquity Having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes Impressive in size or scope Showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort "a heritage of freedom" "the world's heritage of knowledge"

heritage,n

heroic,n heroic,adj

"of heroic proportions"; "heroic sculpture" "heroic legends"; "the heroic age" "the heroic attack on the beaches of Normandy"; "heroic explorers" "heroic undertakings" "they took heroic measures to save his life"

hesitate,v

Pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness Interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing

"Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures"

hesitant,adj

hesitation,n

Lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide quickly or firmly Acting with uncertainty or hesitance or lack of confidence Indecision in speech or action A certain degree of unwillingness The act of pausing uncertainly "after some hesitation he agreed" "there was a hesitation in his speech"

hide,n

The dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal) Body covering of a living animal Prevent from being seen or discovered Be or go into hiding; keep out of sight, as for protection and safety Cover as if with a shroud Make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing Not accessible to view Covered from view Designed to elude detection Difficult to find "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money" "Probably his horse would be close to where he was hiding"; "She is hiding out in a cabin in Montana"

hide,v

hidden,adj

"hidden damage" "her face hidden in her hands" "a hidden room or place of concealment such as a priest hole" "hidden valleys"; "a hidden cave" "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money" "Probably his horse would be close to where he was hiding"; "She is hiding out in a cabin in Montana"

hidden,v

Prevent from being seen or discovered Be or go into hiding; keep out of sight, as for protection and safety Cover as if with a shroud Make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing A lofty level or position or degree An air mass of higher than normal pressure

high,n

"summer temperatures reached an all-time high" "the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high"

A state of sustained elation A state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics A high place A public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12 A forward gear with a gear ratio giving high vehicle velocity for a given engine speed Greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount

"I'm on a permanent high these days" "they took drugs to get a high on" "they stood on high and observed the countryside"

high,adj

(literal meanings) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like 'knee-high') Standing above others in quality or position Used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency Happy and excited and energetic Used of the smell of game beginning to taint Slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana) At a great altitude In or to a high position, amount, or degree In a rich manner Far up toward the source highly,adv To a high degree or extent; favorably or with much respect At a high rate or wage In a high position or level or rank hire,v Engage or hire for work Hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services Engage for service under a term of contract

"a high temperature"; "a high price"; "the high point of his career"; "high risks"; "has high hopes"; "the river is high"; "he has a high opinion of himself" "a high mountain"; "high ceilings"; "high buildings"; "a high forehead"; "a high incline"; "a foot high" "people in high places"; "the high priest"

high,adv

"he climbed high on the ladder" "prices have gone up far too high" "he lives high" "he lives high up the river" "highly successful"; "He spoke highly of her"; "does not think highly of his writing" "highly paid workers"

"They hired two new secretaries in the department"

hit,n

(baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball) The act of contacting one thing with another A conspicuous success (physics) an brief event in which two or more bodies come together A dose of a narcotic drug A murder carried out by an underworld syndicate A connection made via the internet to another website Cause to move by striking Hit against; come into sudden contact with Affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely Deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument Reach a destination, either real or abstract Reach a point in time, or a certain state or level Hit with a missile from a weapon Cause to experience suddenly Make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target Hit the intended target or goal Produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically Encounter by chance Gain points in a game Consume to excess Kill intentionally and with premeditation Drive something violently into a location Pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to

"he came all the way around on Williams' hit" "after three misses she finally got a hit" "that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"

hit,v

"it has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit" "WordNet gets many hits from users worldwide" "hit a ball" "The car hit a tree" "We were hit by really bad weather" "He hit her hard in the face" "We hit Detroit by noon"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts" "The thermometer hit 100 degrees"

"An interesting idea hit her"

"He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season" "hit the bottle"

"he hit his fist on the table" "He tries to hit on women in bars"

hold,n

The act of grasping Understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something Power by which something or someone is affected or dominated Time during which some action is awaited A state of being confined (usually for a short time) A stronghold A cell in a jail or prison The appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it The space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo

"she kept a firm hold on the railing"

"he has a hold over them" "he ordered a hold in the action" "the prisoner is on hold"

hold,v

Organize or be responsible for Keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean" Have or hold in one's hands or grip To close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement

"hold a reception" "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady" "Hold this bowl for a moment, please"; "A crazy idea took hold of him" "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom" "He held the governorship for almost a decade" "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard" "hold these truths to be selfevident"; "I hold him personally responsible" "The canteen holds fresh water" "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper" "The weather held"; "They held on the road and kept marching"

Have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices Have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense Keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view Contain or hold; have within Lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits Remain in a certain state, position, or condition Maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings) Assert or affirm

"Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good"

Remain committed to Secure and keep for possible future use or application Be the physical support of; carry the weight of Hold the attention of Keep from exhaling or expelling Support or hold in a certain manner Have room for; hold without crowding Be capable of holding or containing Be valid, applicable, or true Take and maintain control over, often by violent means Protect against a challenge or attack Declare to be Have as a major characteristic Cause to stop Bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted Cover as for protection against noise or smell Cover as for protection against noise or smell Drink alcohol without showing ill effects Be pertinent or relevant or applicable Arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance Resist or confront with resistance Keep from departing Stop dealing with

"I hold to these ideas"

"The beam holds up the roof"; "What's holding that mirror?" "The soprano held the audience"; "This story held our interest"; "She can hold an audience spellbound" "hold your breath" "She holds her head high" "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people" "The flask holds one gallon" "This theory still holds" "The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week" "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks" "judge held that the defendant was innocent" "The novel holds many surprises"; "The book holds in store much valuable advise"

"He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise" "She held her ears when the jackhammer started to operate"; "hold one's nose" "He can hold his liquor" "This theory holds for all irrational numbers" "please hold a table at Maxim's" "The bridge held" "Hold the taxi"; "Hold the horse" "hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting"

Aim, point, or direct Be in accord; be in agreement holding,n holding,adj holding,v The act of keeping in your possession Designed for (usually temporary) retention Organize or be responsible for Keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean" Have or hold in one's hands or grip To close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement

"Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames" "I hold with those who say life is sacred"

"a holding pen" "hold a reception" "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady" "Hold this bowl for a moment, please"; "A crazy idea took hold of him" "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom" "He held the governorship for almost a decade" "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard" "hold these truths to be selfevident"; "I hold him personally responsible" "The canteen holds fresh water" "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper" "The weather held"; "They held on the road and kept marching"

Have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices Have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense Keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view Contain or hold; have within Lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits Remain in a certain state, position, or condition Maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings) Assert or affirm Remain committed to Secure and keep for possible future use or application Be the physical support of; carry the weight of Hold the attention of Keep from exhaling or expelling

"Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good" "I hold to these ideas"

"The beam holds up the roof"; "What's holding that mirror?" "The soprano held the audience"; "This story held our interest"; "She can hold an audience spellbound" "hold your breath"

Support or hold in a certain manner Have room for; hold without crowding Be capable of holding or containing Be valid, applicable, or true Take and maintain control over, often by violent means Protect against a challenge or attack Declare to be Have as a major characteristic Cause to stop Bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted Cover as for protection against noise or smell Drink alcohol without showing ill effects Be pertinent or relevant or applicable Arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance Resist or confront with resistance Keep from departing Stop dealing with Aim, point, or direct Be in accord; be in agreement hollow,n A cavity or space in something A small valley between mountains A depression hollowed out of solid matter hollow,v Remove the inner part or the core of

"She holds her head high" "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people" "The flask holds one gallon" "This theory still holds" "The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week" "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks" "judge held that the defendant was innocent" "The novel holds many surprises"; "The book holds in store much valuable advise"

"He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise" "She held her ears when the jackhammer started to operate"; "hold one's nose" "He can hold his liquor" "This theory holds for all irrational numbers" "please hold a table at Maxim's" "The bridge held" "Hold the taxi"; "Hold the horse" "hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting" "Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames" "I hold with those who say life is sacred" "hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks" "he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians"

Remove the interior of hollow,adj Not solid; having a space or gap or cavity

"hollow out a tree trunk" "a hollow wall"; "a hollow tree"; "hollow cheeks"; "his face became gaunter and more hollow with each year" "hollow promises" "the hollow sound of footsteps in the empty ballroom" "a hollow victory" "deliver the package to my home"; "he doesn't have a home to go to" "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless" "Canadian tariffs enabled United States lumber companies to raise prices at home"; "his home is New Jersey" "home is where the heart is"; "he grew up in a good Christian home"; "there's no place like home" "a home for the elderly"

Deliberately deceptive As if echoing in a hollow space Devoid of significance or point home,n Where you live at a particular time Housing that someone is living in The country or state or city where you live

An environment offering affection and security An institution where people are cared for The place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end A social unit living together (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score Place where something began and flourished home,v Provide with, or send to, a home Return home accurately from a long distance home,adj Used of your own ground Relating to or being where one lives or where one's roots are Inside the country home,adv At or to or in the direction of one's home or family

"the teacher asked how many people made up his home" "he ruled that the runner failed to touch home" "the United States is the home of basketball"

"homing pigeons" "a home game" "my home town" "the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior" "He stays home on weekends"; "after the game the children brought friends home for supper"; "I'll be home tomorrow"; "came riding home in style"; "I hope you will come home for Christmas"; "I'll take her home";

"don't forget to write home" On or to the point aimed at To the fullest extent; to the heart honest,adj Not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent Without dissimulation; frank Worthy of being depended on Free from guile Without pretensions Habitually speaking the truth Marked by truth honestly,adv (used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that In an honest manner The state of being honored A tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction The quality of being honorable and having a good name A woman's virtue or chastity honour,v Bestow honor or rewards upon Show respect towards Accept as pay hood,n Protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine Metal covering leading to a vent that exhausts smoke or fumes A headdress that protects the head and face The folding roof of a carriage An aggressive and violent young criminal "we honour checks and drafts" "there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars" "a man of honour" "the arrow struck home" "drove the nail home"; "drove his point home"; "his comments hit home" "honest lawyers"; "honest reporting"; "an honest wage"; "honest weight" "my honest opinion" "an honest working stiff" "his answer was simple and honest" "worked at an honest trade"; "good honest food" "an honest man" "gave honest answers" "honestly, I don't believe it" "in he can't get it honestly, he is willing to steal it"

honour,n

hood,v hood,n

Cover with a hood (slang) a neighborhood A group which are similar in some respect State or condition

"The bandits were hooded"

hoof,n

The foot of an ungulate mammal The horny covering of the end of the foot in hoofed mammals Walk Dance in a professional capacity

hoof,v

"let's hoof it to the disco"

hook,n

A catch for locking a door A sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook Anything that serves as an enticement A mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something A curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something A golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer A short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent A basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket Fasten with a hook Rip off; ask an unreasonable price Make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle Hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left Take by theft Take by theft Make off with belongings of others Hit with a hook "His opponent hooked him badly"

hook,v

Catch with a hook To cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug) Secure with the foot Entice and trap Approach with an offer of sexual favors hope,n A specific instance of feeling hopeful The general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled Grounds for feeling hopeful about the future Someone (or something) on which expectations are centered One of the three Christian virtues hope,v Expect and wish Be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes Intend with some possibility of fulfillment hope,n horrible,adj hospital,n United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (born in 1903) Provoking horror A health facility where patients receive treatment A medical institution where sick or injured people are given medical or surgical care A prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms Occurring every hour or payable by the hour Every hour Housing structures collectively; structures in which people are housed A protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component Stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse Contain or cover

"hook a fish"

"hook the ball"

"it revived their hope of winning the pennant" "in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope"

"he was their best hope for a victory"

"I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise" "I am still hoping that all will turn out well" "I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening"

"war is beyond all words horrible"

hostage,n hourly,adj hourly,adv housing,n

"hourly chimes"; "hourly pay" "daily, hourly, I grew stronger"

housing,v

"This box houses the gears"

Provide housing for howcome,ad v however,adv Question word; what is the reason ('how come' is a nonstandard variant) Despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession) By contrast; on the other hand To whatever degree or extent

In whatever way or manner In what way or manner or by what means ('however' is sometimes used as an intensive form of 'how') A tight or amorous embrace Hug, usually with fondness Fit closely or tightly hum,n The state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity A humming noise Sing with closed lips Be noisy with activity Sound with a monotonous hum Make a low continuous sound hum,int hum,n Exclamation expressing doubt, deliberation, dissent, or hesitation An Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan that fought the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s; now operates as a terrorist organization primarily in Kashmir and seeks Kashmir's accession by Pakistan All of the inhabitants of the earth The quality of being humane The quality of being human humble,v Cause to be unpretentious

hug,n hug,v

"The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town" "how come he got an ice cream cone but I didn't?" "although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it" "the first part was easy; the second, however, took hours" "The results, however general, are important"; "they have begun, however reluctantly, to acknowledge the legitimacy of some of the opposition's concerns" "Victory, however it was brought about, was sweet"; "however he did it, it was very clever" "however did you get here so soon?" "come here and give me a big hug" "Hug me, please" "The dress hugged her hips" "there is a constant hum of military preparation" "the hum of distant traffic" "She hummed a melody"

hum,v

"The refrigerator is humming"

humanity,n

"This experience will humble him"

Cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of humble,adj Low or inferior in station or quality Marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful Used of unskilled work (especially domestic work) Of low birth or station ('base' is archaic in this sense) humour,n A characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling A message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter (Middle Ages) one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed to determine your emotional and physical state The liquid parts of the body The quality of being funny The trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous Put into a good mood Full of or characterized by humor An association of huntsmen who hunt for sport An instance of searching for something The activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone The work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts The pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport Pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals) Pursue or chase relentlessly Chase away, with as with force Yaw back and forth about a flight path Oscillate about a desired speed, position, or state to an undesirable extent "The oscillator hunts about the correct frequency" "They hunted the unwanted immigrants out of the neighborhood" "the hunt for submarines" "humorous stories"; "humorous cartoons"; "in a humorous vein" "of humble (or lowly) birth" "a humble cottage" "a humble apology"; "essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions"

"the humours are blood and phlegm and yellow and black bile"

"I fail to see the humour in it"

humour,v humorous,ad j hunt,n

hunt,v

"Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"; "The Duke hunted in these woods"

Seek, search for Search (an area) for prey hunt,n Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1827-1910) British writer who defended the romanticism of Keats and Shelley (1784-1859) United States architect (1827-1895) hurdle,n A light movable barrier that competitors must leap over in certain races An obstacle that you are expected to overcome The act of jumping over an obstacle hurdle,v hurry,n Jump a hurdle A condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry Overly eager speed (and possible carelessness) The act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner hurry,v Move very fast Act or move at high speed Urge to an unnatural speed hurriedly,adv hygiene,n In a hurried or hasty manner A condition promoting sanitary practices The science concerned with the prevention of illness and maintenance of health Used of a single unit or thing; not two or more A nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; used especially in medicine and photography and in dyes; occurs naturally only in combination in small quantities (as in sea water or rocks) The 9th letter of the Roman alphabet The smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number Refers to the speaker or writer

"She hunted for her reading glasses but was unable to locate them" "The King used to hunt these forests"

"the last hurdle before graduation"

"in a hurry to lock the door"

"hurry--it's late!"

"the way they buried him so hurriedly was disgraceful" "personal hygiene"

i,adj i,n

i,pro

ideal,n

ideal,adj

ideally,adv identity,n

The idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain Model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal Conforming to an ultimate standard of perfection or excellence; embodying an ideal Constituting or existing only in the form of an idea or mental image or conception Of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of the reality of ideas In an ideal manner The distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity The individual characteristics by which a thing or person is recognized or known

"a poem or essay may be typical of its period in idea or ideal content"

An operator that leaves unchanged the element on which it operates Exact sameness idiot,n identical,adj A person of subnormal intelligence Exactly alike; incapable of being perceived as different Being the exact same one; not any other: (of twins) derived from a single egg or ovum Having properties with uniform values along all axes Coinciding exactly when superimposed if,conj Every time that Introduces a conditional clause ignorance,n ignorant,adj The lack of knowledge or education Lacking general education or knowledge Ignorant of the fundamentals of a given art or branch of knowledge Lacking basic knowledge

"ideally, this will remove all problems" "you can lose your identity when you join the army" "geneticists only recently discovered the identity of the gene that causes it"; "it was too dark to determine his identity"; "she guessed the identity of his lover" "the identity under numerical multiplication is 1" "they shared an identity of interests"

"rows of identical houses"; "cars identical except for their license plates" "this is the identical room we stayed in before" "identical twins are monovular"

"identical triangles" "if I call you are always engaged" "I will go to university if I can afford it"

"an ignorant man" "ignorant of quantum mechanics" "how can someone that age be so ignorant?"

Used of things; lacking sense or awareness Lacking knowledge or skill Lacking information or knowledge ill,n ill,adj An often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining Not in good physical or mental health Resulting in suffering or adversity Distressing Indicating hostility or enmity Presaging ill-fortune ill,adv ('ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well Unfavorably or with disapproval With difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly illness,n illegally,adv illusion,n Impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism In an illegal manner An erroneous mental representation Something many people believe that is false The act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas An illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers Artwork that helps make something clear or attractive Showing by example An item of information that is representative of a type A visual representation (a picture or diagram) that is used make some subject more pleasing or easier to understand An iconic mental representation

"ignorant hope"

"ill from the monotony of his suffering" "ill effects"; "it's an ill wind that blows no good" "ill manners"; "of ill repute" "you certainly did me an ill turn"; "ill feelings"; "ill will" "ill omens"; "ill predictions" "he was ill prepared"; "it ill befits a man to betray old friends"; "ill-fitting clothes"; "an ill-conceived plan" "tried not to speak ill of the dead" "we can ill afford to buy a new car just now"

"they dumped the waste illegally"

"they have the illusion that I am very wealthy"

illustration,n

image,n

"her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate"

A visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world A standard or typical example Language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense Someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor) A representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture) Imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind A state of disequilibrium (as may occur in cases of inner ear disease) (mathematics) a lack of symmetry Reproduce someone's behavior or looks Appear like, as in behavior or appearance Make a reproduction or copy of imitation,n The doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations A copy that is represented as the original Copying (or trying to copy) the actions of someone else A representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect Not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article Very close or connected in space or time Having no intervening medium Immediately before or after as in a chain of cause and effect Of the present time and place Performed with little or no delay imperative,n A mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior Some duty that is essential and urgent

"a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them" "a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty" "he provided America with an image of the good father"

"she's the very image of her mother" "the emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone"

image,v imbalance,n

imitate,v

"The mime imitated the passers-by" "Life imitate art"

imitation,adj immediate,a dj

"decorated with imitation palm leaves" "immediate contact"; "the immediate vicinity"; "the immediate past" "an immediate influence" "the immediate result"; "the immediate cause of the trouble" "the immediate revisions" "an immediate reply to my letter"

imperative,a dj

Requiring attention or action

"as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative"; "requests that grew more and more imperative"

Relating to verbs in the imperative mood implement,n implement,v Instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end Apply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design Ensure observance of laws and rules Pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue import,n Commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country An imported person brought from a foreign country The message that is intended or expressed or signified A meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred Having important effects or influence import,v Bring in from abroad Indicate or signify importance,n The quality of being important and worthy of note A prominent status impress,n impress,v The act of coercing someone into government service Have an emotional or cognitive impact upon Impress positively Produce or try to produce a vivid impression of Mark or stamp with or as if with pressure Reproduce by printing Take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship Dye (fabric) before it is spun "To make a batik, you impress a design with wax" "the importance of a well-balanced diet" "a person of importance"

"implement a procedure"

"He implemented a new economic plan"

"the lead role was played by an import from Sweden" "the import of his announcement was ambiguous"

"This child impressed me as unusually mature" "The young chess player impressed her audience"

impression,n

A vague idea in which some confidence is placed An outward appearance A clear and telling mental image A concavity in a surface produced by pressing A symbol that is the result of printing All the copies of a work printed at one time (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster An impressionistic portrayal of a person The act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another Making a strong or vivid impression Producing a strong effect

"his impression of her was favorable" "he made a good impression"; "I wanted to create an impression of success" "the events left a permanent impression in his mind" "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"

impressive,a dj

"the dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay" "he did a funny impression of a politician" "he watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax" "an impressive ceremony" "gave an impressive performance as Othello" "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes" "The weather improved toward evening" "their improvements increased the value of the property"

improve,v

To make better Get better

improvement ,n

The act of improving something A change for the better; progress in development A condition superior to an earlier condition

impurity,n

Worthless material that should be removed The condition of being impure

"the new school represents a great improvement" "there were impurities in the water"

inactive,adj

Not participating in a chemical reaction Not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly Not active or exerting influence Of e.g. volcanos; permanently inactive Of e.g. volcanos; temporarily inactive Lacking in energy or will

"desired amounts of inactive chlorine"

Lacking activity; lying idle or unused Not engaged in full-time work Not active physically or mentally Not engaged in military action Not in physical motion Temporarily inactive inadequate,a dj (sometimes followed by 'to') not meeting the requirements especially of a task Not sufficient to meet a need inconvenienc e,n An inconvenient discomfort A difficulty that causes anxiety The quality of not being useful or convenient inconvenienc e,v indecision,n To cause inconvenience or discomfort to Doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action The trait of irresolution; a lack of firmness of character or purpose Characterized by lack of decision and firmness Not definitely settling something Not clearly defined independent, n A neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics) A writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them Free from external control and constraint

"an inactive mine"; "inactive accounts"; "inactive machinery" "inactive reserve"; "an inactive member of the department" "illness forced him to live an inactive life"; "dreamy and inactive by nature"

"inadequate training"; "the staff was inadequate"; "she was inadequate to the job" "an inadequate income"

"his indecision was only momentary but the opportunity was lost"

indecisive,ad j

"an indecisive manager brought the enterprise to a standstill" "a long and indecisive war" "indecisive boundaries running through mountains"

independent, adj

"an independent mind"; "a series of independent judgments"; "fiercely independent individualism"; "an independent republic"

Not dependent on or conditioned by or relative to anything else Of political bodies

Not contingent Of a clause; able to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence Not controlled by a party or interest group indirect,adj Having intervening factors or persons or influences Not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination Descended from a common ancestor but through different lines Extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action "reflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light"; "indirect evidence"; "an indirect cause" "sometimes taking an indirect path saves time"; "must take an indirect course in sailing" "an indirect descendant of the Stuarts" "making indirect but legitimate inquiries"; "an indirect insult"; "doubtless they had some indirect purpose in mind"; "though his methods are indirect they are not dishonest"; "known as a shady indirect fellow" "indirect benefits"; "an indirect advantage" "the independent clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb"

Not as a direct effect or consequence indiscipline,n inhuman,adj The trait of lacking discipline Without compunction or human feeling Belonging to or resembling something nonhuman inaugurate,v Commence officially Open ceremoniously or dedicate formally Be a precursor of inaugural,n An address delivered at an inaugural ceremony (especially by a United States president) The ceremonial induction into a position Occurring at or characteristic of a formal investiture or induction Serving to set in motion The act of starting a new operation or practice The ceremonial induction into a position incident,n A single distinct event

"something dark and inhuman in form"; "a babel of inhuman noises"

inaugural,adj

"the President's inaugural address"; "an inaugural ball" "the magazine's inaugural issue" "he opposed the inauguration of fluoridation" "the new president obviously enjoyed his inauguration"

inauguration, n

A public disturbance incident,adj Falling or striking on something (sometimes followed by 'to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence A quantity that is added A change resulting in an increase A process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important The amount by which something increases The act of increasing something increase,v Become bigger or greater in amount Make bigger or more indeed,adv In truth (often tends to intensify)

"the police investigated an incident at the bus station"

increase,n

"the increase is scheduled for next month" "the increase in unemployment" "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare" "he gave me an increase in salary" "The amount of work increased" "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted" "they said the car would break down and indeed it did"; "it is very cold indeed"; "was indeed grateful"; "indeed, the rain may still come" "Wants to marry the butler? Indeed!"

index,n

(used as an interjection) an expression of surprise or skepticism or irony etc. A numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number A number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time A mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself An alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed The finger next to the thumb List in an index Provide with an index Adjust through indexation

index,v

"index the book" "The government indexes wages and prices" "These symptoms indicate a serious illness" "he indicated his opponents"

indicate,v

Be a signal for or a symptom of Indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively

To state or express briefly Give evidence of Suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine indication,n Something that serves to indicate or suggest The act of indicating or pointing out by name (medicine) a reason to prescribe a drug or perform a procedure Something (as a course of action) that is indicated as expedient or necessary A datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument A human being A single organism individual,adj Being or characteristic of a single thing or person Separate and distinct from others of the same kind Characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing Concerning one person exclusively individually,a dv industrial,adj Apart from others Of or relating to or resulting from industry Having highly developed industries Employed in industry Employed in industry Suitable to stand up to hard wear infect,v Communicate a disease to Contaminate with a disease or microorganism Contaminate with ideas or an ideology

"indicated his wishes in a letter" "The results indicate the need for more work" "Tetracycline is indicated in such cases" "an indication of foul play"; "indications of strain"

"the presence of bacterial infection was an indication for the use of antibiotics" "there were indications that it was time to leave" "the barometer gave clear indications of an approaching storm"

individual,n

"individual drops of rain"; "please mark the individual pages"; "they went their individual ways" "mark the individual pages" "an individual serving" "we all have individual cars" "taken individually, the rooms were, in fact, square" "industrial output" "the industrial revolution"; "an industrial nation" "industrial workers"; "the industrial term in use among professional thieves" "the industrial classes"; "industrial work" "industrial carpeting" "Your children have infected you with this head cold"

"society was infected by racism"

Affect in a contagious way infectious,adj Caused by infection or capable of causing infection Easily spread Of or relating to infection inferior,n One of lesser rank or station or quality A character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character Of or characteristic of low rank or importance Of low or inferior quality Inferior in rank or status Written or printed below and to one side of another character Having an orbit between the sun and the Earth's orbit Lower than a given reference point Falling short of some prescribed norm inferiority,n The state of being inferior An inferior quality The quality of being a competitive disadvantage influence,n A power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc Causing something without any direct or apparent effort A cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do The effect of one thing (or person) on another One having power to influence another influence,v Have and exert influence or effect Shape or influence; give direction to

"His laughter infects everyone who is in the same room"

"fear is exceedingly infectious; children catch it from their elders" "infectious hospital"; "infectious disease"

inferior,adj

"Mercury and Venus are inferior planets" "inferior alveolar artery"

"used her parents' influence to get the job"

"her wishes had a great influence on his thinking" "the influence of mechanical action" "she was the most important influence in my life"; "he was a bad influence on the children" "The artist's work influenced the young painter"

Induce into action by using one's charm information,n A message received and understood A collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn Knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome Formal accusation of a crime inhalation,n The act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing A medication to be taken by inhaling it The first letter of a word (especially a person's name) Mark with one's initials Occurring at the beginning Located inward Located or occurring within or closer to a center Innermost or essential Confined to an exclusive group Exclusive to a center; especially a center of influence Inside or closer to the inside of the body innocense,n inquire,v White and lavender to pale-blue flowers grow in perfect rings of widely spaced bands around the stems forming a kind of pagoda; California Inquire about Have a wish or desire to know something Conduct an inquiry or investigation of inquiry,n A search for knowledge An instance of questioning "we made inquiries of all those who were present" "inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady" "took the initial step toward reconciliation" "Beethoven's manuscript looks like a bloody record of a tremendous inner battle" "an inner room" "the inner logic of Cubism" "privy to inner knowledge" "inner regions of the organization"; "inner circles of government" "the inner ear" "he refused to put the initials FRS after his name"

"the signal contained thousands of bits of information"

initial,n initial,v initial,adj inner,adj

inside,n

A systematic investigation of a matter of public interest The region that is inside of something The inner or enclosed surface of something

inside,adj

Relating to or being within or near the inner side or limit Being or applying to the inside of a building Located, suited for, or taking place within a building Confined to an exclusive group Away from the outer edge Within some bounds; especially of an organization

"he reached into his inside jacket pocket"; "inside out"; "an inside pitch is between home plate and the batter" "an inside wall"

"inside information" "the inside lane" "an inside job" "in winter we play inside" "inside, the car is a mess"

inside,adv

Within a building On the inside With respect to private feelings In reality

insist,v

Be insistent and refuse to budge Beg persistently and urgently Assert to be true

"I must insist!"

inspect,v

Look over carefully Come to see in an official or professional capacity Of accounts and tax returns; with the intent to verify

"Please inspect your father's will carefully"

inspection,n inspire,v

A formal or official examination Heighten or intensify Supply the inspiration for Serve as the inciting cause of

"we had to wait for the inspection before we could use the elevator"

"The article about the artist inspired the exhibition of his recent work"

Urge on or encourage especially by shouts Fill with revolutionary ideas Draw in (air) inspiration,n Arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity A product of your creative thinking and work A sudden intuition as part of solving a problem (theology) a special influence of a divinity on the minds of human beings Arousing to a particular emotion or action The act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing Stimulating or exalting to the spirit Heighten or intensify Supply the inspiration for Serve as the inciting cause of Urge on or encourage especially by shouts Fill with revolutionary ideas Draw in (air) instead,adv In place of, or as an alternative to On the contrary instrumental, adj Relating to or designed for or performed on musical instruments Serving or acting as a means or aid Make a break in Destroy the peace or tranquility of Interfere in someone else's activity "The patient has trouble inspiring"; "The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well" "Felix became a herpetologist instead" "he didn't call; instead, he wrote her a letter"; "used English terms instead of Latin ones" "instrumental compositions"; "an instrumental ensemble" "instrumental in solving the crime" "We interrupt the program for the following messages" "Don't interrupt me when I'm reading" "Please don't interrupt me while I'm on the phone" "The article about the artist inspired the exhibition of his recent work" "The patient has trouble inspiring"; "The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well"

"he had little respect for the inspirations of other artists"

inspiring,adj inspiring,v

interrupt,v

Terminate intellect,n Knowledge and intellectual ability The capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination A person who uses the mind creatively intellectual,n intellectual,a dj A person who uses the mind creatively Of or relating to the intellect Of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind Appealing to or using the intellect

"She interrupted her pregnancy" "he has a keen intellect"

"his intellectual career" "intellectual problems" "satire is an intellectual weapon"; "intellectual workers engaged in creative literary or artistic or scientific labor"; "has tremendous intellectual sympathy for oppressed people"; "coldly intellectual"; "sort of the intellectual type"; "intellectual literature"

Involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct intend,v Have in mind as a purpose Design or destine Mean or intend to express or convey Denote or connote intent,n An anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions The intended meaning of a communication Directed with intense concentration Wholly absorbed as in thought interact,v interaction,n Act together or towards others or with others A mutual or reciprocal action; interacting (physics) the transfer of energy between elementary particles or between an elementary particle and a field or between fields; mediated by gauge bosons A sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something "his intent was to provide a new translation" "She was intended to become the director" "what do his words intend?"

intent,adj

"an intent gaze" "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred" "He should interact more with his colleagues"

interest,n

"an interest in music"

The power of attracting or holding one's interest (because it is unusual or exciting etc.) A reason for wanting something done A fixed charge for borrowing money; usually a percentage of the amount borrowed A diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly) (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something (usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims Excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of Be on the mind of Be of importance or consequence interesting,a dj interesting,v Arousing or holding the attention Excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of Be on the mind of Be of importance or consequence interior,n The region that is inside of something The inner or enclosed surface of something interior,adj Situated within or suitable for inside a building Inside the country Located inward Inside and toward a center Of or coming from the middle of a region or country interior,n The United States federal department charged with conservation and the development of natural resources; created in 1849

"they said nothing of great interest"; "primary colors can add interest to a room" "in the interest of safety"; "in the common interest" "how much interest do you pay on your mortgage?" "he counts reading among his interests" "they have interests all over the world" "the iron interests stepped up production"

interest,v

"an interior scene"; "interior decoration"; "an interior bathroom without windows" "the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior" "she thinks she has no soul, no interior life, but the truth is that she has no access to it" "interior regions of the earth"

internal,adj

Happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface Occurring within an institution or community Inside the country Located inward Innermost or essential

"internal organs"; "internal mechanism of a toy"; "internal party maneuvering"

"the nation's internal politics" "an internal sense of righteousness" "the internal contradictions of the theory"

interpretation ,n

A mental representation of the meaning or significance of something The act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance An explanation that results from interpreting something An explanation of something that is not immediately obvious Transmit (a signal) for setting off an appropriate response, as in telecommunication Pose a series of questions to A sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply A transmission that will trigger an answering transmission from a transponder Formal systematic questioning An instance of questioning

"the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence" "the edict was subject to many interpretations"

interrogate,v

interrogation, n

"he had trouble phrasing his interrogations"

interruption,n

An act of delaying or interrupting the continuity Some abrupt occurrence that interrupts A time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something Expresses a change of state Expresses motion to a point on, or within, something Keen on "the telephone is an annoying interruption"

into,pre

"turn water into wine" "into the building"; "go into the city" "he's into rock music"

intonation,n

Rise and fall of the voice pitch Singing by a soloist of the opening piece of plainsong

The act of singing in a monotonous tone The production of musical tones (by voice or instrument); especially the exactitude of the pitch relations Serving to open or begin Serving as a base or starting point Serving as an introduction or preface invention,n The creation of something in the mind A creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation The act of inventing invest,v Make an investment Give qualities or abilities to Furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors Provide with power and authority Place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position A scientist who devotes himself to doing research Someone who investigates A police officer who investigates crimes involve,v Connect closely and often incriminatingly Engage as a participant Have as a necessary feature or consequence; entail Require as useful, just, or proper Contain as a part Wrap Occupy or engage the interest of Make complex or intricate or complicated "Dinner at Joe's always involves at least six courses" "The tower was involved in mist" "His story completely involved me during the entire afternoon" "The situation was rather involved" "Don't involve me in your family affairs!" "This decision involves many changes"

introductory, adj

"began the slide show with some introductory remarks" "an introductory art course"

investigator, n

involvement, n

The act of sharing in the activities of a group A connection of inclusion or containment A sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something A usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship The condition of sharing in common with others (as fellows or partners etc.) A member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment Merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name Contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice (of solids) not having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume must be determined with the principle of liquid displacement Not occurring at expected times Used of the military; not belonging to or engaged in by regular army forces Deviating from what is usual or common or to be expected; often somewhat odd or strange Lacking continuity or regularity Of a surface; not level or flat Used of independent armed resistance forces Independent in behavior or thought "she led a somewhat irregular private life" "irregular troops"; "irregular warfare" "highly irregular behavior" "an irregular worker" "walking was difficult on the irregular cobblestoned surface" "he escaped involvement in the accident"; "there was additional involvement of the liver and spleen"

irregular,n

irregular,adj

"irregular hiring practices"

irrigate,v

issue,n

Supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams Supply with a constant flow or sprinkling of some liquid, for the purpose of cooling, cleansing, or disinfecting An important question that is in dispute and must be settled One of a series published periodically The provision of something by issuing it (usually in quantity) Some situation or event that is thought about

"irrigate the wound" "the issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone"; "politicians never discuss the real issues" "she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waitingroom" "a new issue of stamps"; "the last issue of penicillin was over a month ago"

Supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government A phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon The income arising from land or other property The becoming visible An opening that permits escape or release The act of issuing printed materials issue,v Prepare and issue for public distribution or sale Circulate or distribute or equip with Bring out an official document (such as a warrant) Come out of Make out and issue itself,pro itch,n Reflexive from of "it" A contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation A strong restless desire An irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratch Scrape or rub as if to relieve itching Have or perceive an itch Have a strong desire or urge to do something jam,n Preserve of crushed fruit Informal term for a difficult situation A dense crowd of people Deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems Press tightly together or cram Push down forcibly

"he died without issue"

"the canyon had only one issue"

"issue a new uniform to the children"

"Water issued from the hole in the wall"

"he has a bad case of the itch"

itch,v

"I'm itching--the air is so dry!" "She is itching to start the project"

jam,v

"The driver jammed the brake pedal to the floor"

Crush or bruise Interfere with or prevent the reception of signals Get stuck and immobilized Crowd or pack to capacity Block passage through jealous,adj Showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages Suspicious or unduly suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival (usually plural) close-fitting trousers of heavy denim for casual wear A coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabric A dull stupid fatuous person An abrupt spasmodic movement (mechanics) the rate of change of velocity A sudden abrupt pull jerk,v Pull, or move with a sudden movement Move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions Make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion Jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched Throw or toss with a quick motion joint,n (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if the articulation allows motion) A disreputable place of entertainment The shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made A piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion Junction by which parts or objects are joined together Marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking

"jam a toe" "Jam the Voice of America" "the mechanism jammed"

"jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions" "a jealous lover"

jean,n

jerk,n

"He turned the handle and jerked the door open"

"jerk his head"

joint,v

Fit as if by joints Provide with a joint Fasten with a joint Separate (meat) at the joint "the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood"

joint,adj

United or combined Affecting or involving two or more Involving both houses of a legislature

"a joint session of Congress"; "joint owners" "joint income-tax return"; "joint ownership" "a joint session of Congress" "this paper was written jointly"

jointly,adv

In collaboration or cooperation In conjunction with; combined

journal,n

A daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations A periodical dedicated to a particular subject A ledger in which transactions have been recorded as they occurred A record book as a physical object The part of the axle contained by a bearing

"he reads the medical journals"

journalism,n

Newspapers and magazines collectively The profession of reporting or photographing or editing news stories for one of the media The legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision An opinion formed by judging something The cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing conclusions Ability to make good judgments The capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it The act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event A sudden and decisive increase

judgement,n

jump,n

"a jump in attendance"

An abrupt transition (film) an abrupt transition from one scene to another A sudden involuntary movement Descent with a parachute The act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground jump,v Move forward by leaps and bounds Move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm Make a sudden physical attack on Increase suddenly and significantly Be highly noticeable Enter eagerly into Rise in rank or status Run off or leave the rails Jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute Cause to jump or leap Start a car engine whose battery by connecting it to another car's battery Bypass Pass abruptly from one state or topic to another Go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions The remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up Any of various Chinese boats with a high poop and lugsails Dispose of (something useless or old) The quality of being just or fair The administration of law; the act of determining rights and assigning rewards or punishments "justice deferred is justice denied" "jump to a conclusion" "the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop" "He jumped into the game" "Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list" "The muggers jumped the woman in the fur coat" "Prices jumped overnight" "he advanced in a series of jumps" "Can you jump over the fence?"

junk,n

junk,v justice,n

"junk an old car"

justice,n justify,v

A public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice The United States federal department responsible for enforcing federal laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation); created in 1870 Show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for Show to be right by providing justification or proof Defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning Let off the hook Adjust the spaces between words

"The end justifies the means"

"justify the margins"

justified,adj justified,v

Having words so spaced that lines have straight even margins Show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for Show to be right by providing justification or proof Defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning Let off the hook Adjust the spaces between words

"The end justifies the means"

"justify the margins" "each child was expected to pay for their keep"

keep,n

The financial means whereby one lives The main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress A cell in a jail or prison

keep,v

Keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean" Continue a certain state, condition, or activity Retain possession of Prevent from doing something or being in a certain state Conform one's action or practice to

"The students keep me on my toes" "Keep on working!"; "Keep smiling" "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married" "His snoring kept me from falling asleep"; "Keep the child from eating the marbles" "keep appointments"; "she never keeps her promises"; "We kept to the original conditions of the contract" "The pianist kept time with the metronome"; "keep count"; "I cannot keep track of all my employees"

Observe correctly or closely

Look after; be the keeper of; have charge of Maintain by writing regular records Supply with room and board Allow to remain in a place or position

"He keeps the shop when I am gone" "keep a diary"; "keep notes" "He is keeping three women in the guest cottage"; "keep boarders" "The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff"; "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on"; "We kept the work going as long as we could" "There's little to earn and many to keep" "These potatoes keep for a long time" "Keep the commandments" "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool" "May God keep you" "She keeps a few chickens in the yard"; "he keeps bees" "keep my job for me while I give birth"; "keep my seat, please"; "keep open the possibility of a merger" "Where do you keep your gardening tools?" "I always keep batteries in the freezer"; "keep food for a week in the pantry"; "She keeps a sixpack and a week's worth of supplies in the refrigerator" "I keep a car in the countryside"; "She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips" "The student was kept after school" "keep potatoes fresh" "he gave the ball a powerful kick" "he does it for kicks"

Supply with necessities and support Fail to spoil or rot Celebrate, as of holidays or rites Keep under control; keep in check Maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger Raise Retain rights to Store or keep customarily Have as a supply

Maintain for use and service Hold and prevent from leaving Prevent (food) from rotting kick,n The act of delivering a blow with the foot The swift release of a store of affective force The backward jerk of a gun when it is fired Informal term for objecting The sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs)

"a sidecar is a smooth drink but it has a powerful kick"

kick,v

A rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics Drive or propel with the foot Thrash about or strike out with the feet Strike with the foot Kick a leg up Spring back, as from a forceful thrust Stop consuming

"the kick must be synchronized with the arm movements"

"The boy kicked the dog"; "Kick the door down"

"The gun kicked back into my shoulder" "kick a habit"

kill,n

The act of terminating a life The destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile Cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly Thwart the passage of Cause the death of, without intention End or extinguish by forceful means Be fatal Be the source of great pain for Overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration Hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games Hit with great force Deprive of life Drink down entirely Mark for deletion, rub off, or erase Tire out completely Cause to cease operating Destroy a vitally essential quality of or in "cigarettes kill"; "drunken driving kills" "These new shoes are killing me!" "The comedian was so funny, he was killing me!" "She killed the ball" "He killed the ball" "AIDS has killed thousands in Africa" "She killed a bottle of brandy that night" "kill these lines in the President's speech" "The daily stress of her work is killing her" "kill the engine" "Eating artichokes kills the taste of all other foods" "the pilot reported two kills during the mission" "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays" "kill a motion" "She was killed in the collision of three cars"

kill,v

kind,n kind,adj

A category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality Having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior Liberal Conducive to comfort; beneficial Expressing sympathy Characterized by mercy, and compassion Agreeable Helpful to other people Tolerant and forgiving under provocation Showing consideration and anticipation of needs Generously responsive

"what kinds of desserts are there?" "kind to sick patients"; "a kind master"; "kind words showing understanding and sympathy"; "thanked her for her kind letter" "kind words of praise" "a kind climate"; "hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet"

"kind to animals" "a dry climate kind to asthmatics" "helping an old lady with her bundles was his kind deed for the day" "our neighbor was very kind about the window our son broke"

kindness,n

The quality of being warm-hearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic Tendency to be kind and forgiving A kind act

knit,n

A fabric made by knitting A basic knitting stitch Needlework created by interlacing yarn in a series of connected loops using straight eyeless needles or by machine Make (textiles) by knitting Tie or link together To gather something into small wrinkles or folds

knit,v

"knit a scarf"

knock,n

The sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing) Negative criticism A vigorous blow "the sudden knock floored him"

A bad experience The act of hitting vigorously knock,v Deliver a sharp blow or push Rap with the knuckles Knock against with force or violence Make light, repeated taps on a surface Sound like a car engine that is firing too early Find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws Be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about Know how to do or perform something Be aware of the truth of something; have a belief or faith in something; regard as true beyond any doubt Be familiar or acquainted with a person or an object

"the school of hard knocks"

"He knocked the glass clear across the room" "knock on the door"

"Don't knock the food--it's free" "I know that the President lied to the people"; "I want to know who is winning the game!"; "I know it's time" "She knows how to knit"; "Does your husband know how to cook?" "I know that I left the key on the table"; "Galileo knew that the earth moves around the sun" "She doesn't know this composer"; "Do you know my sister?"; "We know this movie"; "I know him under a different name" "I know the feeling!"

know,v

Have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations Accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority Have fixed in the mind [vulgar] Have sexual intercourse with Know the nature or character of Be able to distinguish, recognize as being different Perceive as familiar knowingly,ad v labour,n With full knowledge and deliberation A social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages Concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to the birth of a child

"I know Latin"; "This student knows her irregular verbs"; "Do you know the poem well enough to recite it?" "Adam knew Eve" "we all knew her as a big show-off" "The child knows right from wrong" "I know this voice!"

labour,v

Productive work (especially physical work done for wages) Work hard Strive and make an effort to reach a goal Undergo the efforts of childbirth

labour,n

lack,n lack,v lad,n

A political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; left of center and characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and (historically) the socialization of key industries The state of needing something that is absent or unavailable Be without A boy or man A male child (a familiar term of address to a boy)

"there is a serious lack of insight into the problem" "This soup lacks salt"

lamb,n

Young sheep A person easily deceived or cheated (especially in financial matters) A sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child) The flesh of a young domestic sheep eaten as food

lamb,v lamb,n landmark,n

Give birth to a lamb English essayist (1775-1834) The position of a prominent or well-known object in a particular landscape An event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend A mark showing the boundary of a piece of land An anatomical structure used as a point of origin in locating other An anatomical structure used as a point of origin in locating other anatomical structures (as in surgery) or as point from which measurements can be taken A systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols

"the ewe lambed"

"the church steeple provided a convenient landmark"

language,n

"he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"

(language) communication by word of mouth A system of words used in a particular discipline The cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication The mental faculty or power of vocal communication The text of a popular song or musical-comedy number A garment size for a large person Above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent Fairly large or important in effect; influential Large enough to be visible to the naked eye Ostentatiously lofty in style Generous and understanding and tolerant Conspicuous in position or importance Having broad power and range and scope In an advanced stage of pregnancy large,adv At a distance, wide of something (as of a mark) With the wind abaft the beam In a boastful manner largely,adv In large part; mainly or chiefly On a large scale lasting,adj Continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place Existing for a long time Retained; not shed Lasting a long time without change

"he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets" "the language of sociology" "he didn't have the language to express his feelings" "language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals" "the song uses colloquial language"

large,n large,adj

"a large city"; "a large sum"; "a large barn"; "a large family"; "a large number of newspapers"; "large areas of the world" "played a large role in the negotiations"

"a man given to large talk" "a large and generous spirit"; "a large heart" "he's very large in financial circles" "taking the large view"; "a large effect"; "a large sympathy"

"a ship sailing large"

"These accounts are largely inactive" "the sketch was so largely drawn that you could see it from the back row"

"a long-lasting friendship"

"a lasting relationship"

Lasting for an indefinitely long period of time lasting,v Persist or be long; in time Continue to live; endure or last lastly,adv late,adj The item at the end Being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time After the expected or usual time; delayed Of the immediate past or just previous to the present time Having died recently Of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages At or toward an end or late period or stage of development (used especially of persons) of the immediate past ur late President is still very active" late,adv Later than usual or than expected To an advanced time At an advanced age or stage In the recent past lately,adv later,adj In the recent past Coming at a subsequent time or stage At or toward an end or late period or stage of development later,adv Happening at a time subsequent to a reference time At some eventual time in the future Comparative of the adverb 'late' "the train arrived late"; "we awoke late"; "the children came late to school" "talked late into the evening" "she married late"; "undertook the project late in her career" "as late as yesterday she was fine"; "feeling better of late" "lately the rules have been enforced" "later developments" "a later symptom of the disease"; "later medical science could have saved the child" "he's going to the store but he'll be back here later" "I'll see you later" "he stayed later than you did" "late evening"; "late 18th century"; "a late movie"; "took a late flight"; "had a late breakfast" "I'm late for the plane"; "the train is late" "a late development"; "their late quarrel" "her late husband" "Late Greek" "the late phase of feudalism"; "a later symptom of the disease"; "later medical science could have saved the child" "The bad weather lasted for three days"

later,adj

Being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time After the expected or usual time; delayed Of the immediate past or just previous to the present time Having died recently Of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages (used especially of persons) of the immediate past

"late evening"; "late 18th century"; "a late movie"; "took a late flight"; "had a late breakfast" "I'm late for the plane"; "the train is late" "a late development"; "their late quarrel" "her late husband" "Late Greek" "our late President is still very active" "the very latest scientific discoveries" "wears only the latest style" "late evening"; "late 18th century"; "a late movie"; "took a late flight"; "had a late breakfast" "I'm late for the plane"; "the train is late" "a late development"; "their late quarrel" "her late husband" "Late Greek" "the late phase of feudalism"; "a later symptom of the disease"; "later medical science could have saved the child" "our late President is still very active"

latest,adj

Up to the immediate present; most recent or most upto-date In accord with the most fashionable ideas or style Being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time After the expected or usual time; delayed Of the immediate past or just previous to the present time Having died recently Of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages At or toward an end or late period or stage of development (used especially of persons) of the immediate past

latest,adv

laughter,n

The sound of laughing The activity of laughing; the manifestation of joy or mirth of scorn A motorboat with an open deck or a half deck The act of propelling with force "he enjoyed the laughter of the crowd"

launch,n

launch,v

Set up or found Propel with force Launch for the first time; launch on a maiden voyage Begin with vigor "launch the space shuttle"; "Launch a ship" "launch a ship" "He launched into a long diatribe"

Get going; give impetus to Smoothen the surface of law,n Legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity The collection of rules imposed by authority A generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature A rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society The learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system The force of policemen and officers The branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do A field of cultivated and mowed grass An advantage held by a competitor in a race Evidence pointing to a possible solution A position of leadership (especially in the phrase 'take the lead') The angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile) The introductory section of a story An actor who plays a principal role (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base An indication of potential opportunity A news story of major importance The timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine Restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal A jumper that consists of a short piece of wire

"launch a career"

"there is a law against kidnapping" "civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the laws of thermodynamics"

"he studied law at Yale" "the law came looking for him"

lawn,n lead,n

"he took the lead at the last turn" "the police are following a promising lead" "he takes the lead in any group"; "we were just waiting for someone to take the lead"; "they didn't follow our lead"

"it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter"

"he took a long lead off first" "a good lead for a job"

"it was a tangle of jumper cables and clip leads"

The playing of a card to start a trick in bridge lead,v Take somebody somewhere Result in Tend to or result in Travel in front of; go in advance of others Cause to undertake a certain action Stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point Be in charge of Be ahead of others; be the first Be conducive to Lead, as in the performance of a composition Pass or spend Lead, extend, or afford access Move ahead (of others) in time or space Cause something to pass or lead somewhere Preside over lead,n Mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil Thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing A soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull gray Thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing The activity of leading Indicating the most important performer or role Going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way

"the lead was in the dummy" "We lead him to our chief"

"This remark lead to further arguments among the guests"

"Her greed led her to forge the checks"

"The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"

"lead a good life"

leading,n

leading,adj

"the leading man" "we rode in the leading car"; "the leading edge of technology"

Greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement Having the leading position or higher score in a contest Purposefully formulated to elicit a desired response leading,v Take somebody somewhere Result in Tend to or result in Travel in front of; go in advance of others Cause to undertake a certain action Stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point Be in charge of Be ahead of others; be the first Be conducive to Lead, as in the performance of a composition Pass or spend Lead, extend, or afford access Move ahead (of others) in time or space Cause something to pass or lead somewhere Preside over leak,n An accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape Soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi A euphemism for urination The unwanted discharge of a fluid from some container Unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information Tell anonymously

"the country's leading poet" "the leading team in the pennant race" "a leading question" "We lead him to our chief"

"This remark lead to further arguments among the guests"

"Her greed led her to forge the checks"

"The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"

"lead a good life"

"one of the tires developed a leak"

"he had to take a leak" "he had to clean up the leak"

leak,v

"The news were leaked to the paper"

Be leaked Enter or escape as through a hole or crack or fissure Have an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out The property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical To incline or bend from a vertical position Cause to lean or incline Have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined Rely on for support Cause to lean to the side lean,adj Lacking excess flesh Lacking in mineral content or combustible material Containing little excess Low in mineral content Not profitable or prosperous leap,n A light springing movement upwards or forwards An abrupt transition A sudden and decisive increase The distance leaped (or to be leaped) leap,v Move forward by leaps and bounds Pass abruptly from one state or topic to another Cause to jump or leap leave,n The period of time during which you are absent from work or duty Permission to do something The act of departing politely

"The news leaked out despite his secrecy" "Water leaked out of the can into the backpack"; "Gas leaked into the basement" "The container leaked gasoline"; "the roof leaks badly"

lean,n lean,v

"We can lean on this man"

"Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look" "lean ore"; "lean fuel" "a lean budget" "a lean ore" "a lean year"

"a successful leap from college to the major leagues"

"a leap of 10 feet" "The child leapt across the puddle" "leap into fame"

"a ten day's leave to visit his mother" "she was granted leave to speak" "he took his leave"

lean,adj

Lacking excess flesh Lacking in mineral content or combustible material Containing little excess Low in mineral content Not profitable or prosperous

"Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look" "lean ore"; "lean fuel" "a lean budget" "a lean ore" "a lean year" "she stood on the left"

left,n

Location near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east Those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare The hand that is on the left side of the body The piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left A turn to the left

"jab with your left"

"take a left at the corner" "my left hand"; "left center field"; "the left bank of a river is bank on your left side when you are facing downstream" "she had a little money left over so she went to a movie"; "some odd dollars left" "I rarely lose a left-hand glove"

left,adj

Being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north Not used up Intended for the left hand Of or belonging to the political or intellectual left

left,adv left,v

Toward or on the left; also used figuratively Go away from a place

Go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness

Act or be so as to become in a specified state Leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking Move out of or depart from

"he looked right and left"; "the political party has moved left" "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight" "She left a mess when she moved out"; "His good luck finally left him"; "her husband left her after 20 years of marriage"; "she wept thinking she had been left behind" "The inflation left them penniless"; "The president's remarks left us speechless" "leave it as is"; "leave the young fawn alone"; "leave the flowers that you see in the park behind" "leave the room"; "the fugitive has left the country"

Make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain Result in Remove oneself from an association with or participation in Put into the care or protection of someone Leave or give by will after one's death Have left or have as a remainder Be survived by after one's death Tell or deposit (information) knowledge Leave behind unintentionally legally,adv By law; conforming to the law In a legal manner leisure,n Time available for ease and relaxation Freedom to choose a pastime or enjoyable activity lend,v Bestow a quality on Give temporarily; let have for a limited time Have certain characteristics of qualities for something; be open or vulnerable to lessen,v Decrease in size, extent, or range Make smaller Wear off or die down lesser,adj Of less size or importance Smaller in size or amount or value

"This leaves no room for improvement"; "leave lots of time for the trip" "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin" "She wants to leave"; "The teenager left home"; "She left her position with the Red Cross"; "He left the Senate after two terms" "He left the decision to his deputy"; "leave your child the nurse's care" "My grandfather left me his entire estate" "That left the four of us"; "19 minus 8 leaves 11" "He left six children"; "At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats" "leave your name and address here" "I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors"

"he acted legally" "his job left him little leisure" "he lacked the leisure for golf" "Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company" "I will lend you my car" "This story would lend itself well to serialization on television"; "The current system lends itself to great abuse"

"the lesser anteater"; "the lesser of two evils" "the lesser powers of Europe"; "the lesser anteater"

least,adj

The superlative of 'little' that can be used with mass nouns and is usually preceded by 'the'; a quantifier meaning smallest in amount or extent or degree Minimal in magnitude Having or being distinguished by diminutive size

"didn't care the least bit"; "he has the least talent of anyone" "the least amount of fat allowed" "the least bittern" "The garter snake is the least dangerous snake"

least,adv let,n let,v

Used to form the superlative A serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again Make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen Actively cause something to happen Consent to, give permission Cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition Leave unchanged Grant use or occupation of under a term of contract

"I let it be known that I was not interested" "I won't let the police search her basement" "This let me in for a big surprise" "let it be"

let,n level,n

The most brutal terrorist group active in Kashmir; fights against India with the goal of restoring Islamic rule of India A position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality A relative position or degree of value in a graded group A specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process Height above ground Indicator that establishes the horizontal when a bubble is centered in a tube of liquid A flat surface at right angles to a plumb line Structure consisting of a room or set of rooms comprising a single level of a multilevel building An abstract place usually conceived as having depth

"a high level of care is required"

"the water reached ankle level"; "the pictures were at the same level"

"park the car on the level" "what level is the office on?" "a good actor communicates on several levels" "level criticism or charges at somebody"

level,v

Aim at Tear down so as to make flat with the ground Make level or straight

"level the ground"

Direct into a position for use Talk frankly with; lay it on the line Become level or even level,adj Having a horizontal surface in which no part is higher or lower than another Not showing abrupt variations Being on a precise horizontal plane Oriented at right angles to the plumb Of the score in a contest lick,n A salt deposit that animals regularly lick Touching with the tongue (boxing) a blow with the fist [Brit] At a fast speed lick,v Beat thoroughly in a competition or fight Pass the tongue over Find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of Take up with the tongue lifelong,adj life,n Continuing through life A characteristic state or mode of living The course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living The experience of living; the course of human events and activities The condition of living or the state of being alive The period during which something is functional (as between birth and death) The period between birth and the present time "the action unfolded at a great lick" "We licked the other team on Sunday!" "the dog licked her hand" "acres of level farmland" "spoke in a level voice"; "she gave him a level look" "a billiard table must be level" "the picture is level" "I have to level with you"

"the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast" "a lifelong friend"; "from lifelong habit"; "his lifelong study of Greek art" "social life"; "city life"; "real life" "he hoped for a new life in Australia"; "he wanted to live his own life without interference from others" "he could no longer cope with the complexities of life" "while there's life there's hope"; "life depends on many chemical and physical processes" "the battery had a short life"; "he lived a long and happy life" "I have known him all his life"

Animation and energy in action or expression An account of the series of events making up a person's life The period from the present until death A living person Living things collectively A motive for living The organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones A prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives lightly,adv Without good reason With few burdens With little weight or force Indulging with temperance With indifference or without dejection In a small quantity or extent To a slight degree like,v Prefer or wish to do something Find enjoyable or agreeable Be fond of Feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard Want to have like,adj Resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination Equal in amount or value Having the same or similar characteristics

"it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"

"he appointed himself emperor for life" "his heroism saved a life" "the oceans are teeming with life" "pottery was his life" "there is no life on the moon" "he got life for killing the guard" "one cannot say such things lightly"

"she kissed him lightly on the forehead" "we eat lightly in the morning" "he took it lightly" "apply paint lightly" "her speech is only lightly accented" "Would you like to come along to the movies?" "I like jogging"; "She likes to read Russian novels" "I like my nephews" "How did you like the President's speech last night?" "I'd like a beer now!" "suits of like design"; "a limited circle of like minds"; "members of the cat family have like dispositions"; "as like as two peas in a pod" "like amounts"; "gave one six blows and the other a like number"

Conforming in every respect like,con (informal) sort of, in some way; often used as an almost meanlingless filler (informal) indicates something is unlikely and should not be considered (forming an adjective) having the form of, similar to Has a good chance of being the case or of coming about

"the like period of the preceding year" "I thought for a second there was, like, you know, a story or something, but every shot is like only a second long" "like that's going to be of any use to me!"

like,com likely,adj

Likely but not certain to be or become true or real Expected to become or be; in prospect Within the realm of credibility likely,adv limit,n With considerable certainty; without much doubt The greatest possible degree of something Final or latest limiting point The boundary of a specific area As far as something can go The mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity The greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed Place limits on (extent or access) Restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day" Decide upon or fix definitely limitation,n A principle that limits the extent of something The quality of being limited or restricted The greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed

"these services are likely to be available to us all before long"; "she is likely to forget"; "a likely place for a restaurant"; "the broken limb is likely to fall"; "rain is likely"; "a likely topic for investigation"; "likely candidates for the job" "a likely result"

"not a very likely excuse"

"to the limit of his ability"

limit,v

"there are limits on the amount you can bet" "limit the time you can spend with your friends"

"it is a good plan but it has serious limitations" "it is growing rapidly with no limitation in sight"

(law) a time period after which suits cannot be brought An act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation) limitless,adj Without limits in extent or size or quantity Having no limits in range or scope Seemingly without limit in amount, number, degree, or especially extent A formation of people or things one beside another

"statute of limitations"

"the limitless reaches of outer space" "a limitless supply of money" "the line of soldiers advanced with their bayonets fixed"; "they were arrayed in line of battle"; "the cast stood in line for the curtain call" "He drew a line on the chart"; "The substance produced characteristic lines on the spectroscope" "the line stretched clear around the corner"; "you must wait in a long line at the checkout counter"

line,n

A mark that is long relative to its width A formation of people or things one behind another A length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point Text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen A single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum A fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops) The methodical process of logical reasoning A conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power A connected series of events or actions or developments A spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent A slight depression in the smoothness of a surface A pipe used to transport liquids or gases The road consisting of railroad track and roadbed A telephone connection Acting in conformity The descendants of one individual

"the letter consisted of three short lines"; "there are six lines in every stanza"

"they attacked the enemy's line" "I can't follow your line of reasoning"

"historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available"

"his face has many lines"

"in line with"; "he got out of line"; "toe the line"

Something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible The principal activity in your life that you do to earn money In games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area (often plural) a means of communication or access A particular kind of product or merchandise A commercial organization serving as a common carrier Space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising The maximum credit that a customer is allowed A succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence A short personal letter A conceptual separation or demarcation Mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it Form a line Get something or somebody for a specific purpose Form a queue, form a line, stand in line link,n The means of connection between things linked in series A fastener that serves to join or link The state of being connected link,v Make a logical or causal connection Connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces Be or become joined or united or linked Link with or as with a yoke listen,v Hear with intention

"a washing line" "he's not in my line of business"

"lines of communication were set up between the two firms" "a nice line of shoes"

"drop me a line when you get there" "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"

lineup,v

"The buildings all line up neatly"

"Customers lined up in front of the store"

"the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction"

"Link arms" "The travelers linked up again at the airport"

"Listen to the sound of this cello"

Listen and pay attention Pay close attention to; give heed to

"Listen to your father"

literature,n

Creative writing of recognized artistic value The humanistic study of a body of literature Published writings in a particular style on a particular subject The profession or art of a writer In a literal sense (intensifier before a figurative expression) without exaggeration Being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something Without interpretation or embellishment Limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text Lacking stylistic embellishment Of the clearest kind; usually used for emphasis (of a translation) corresponding word for word with the original Of or relating to or characteristic of literature Knowledgeable about literature Appropriate to literature rather than everyday speech or writing Make one's home or live in Lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style Continue to live; endure or last Support oneself Have life, be alive Have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations Pursue a positive and satisfying existence Actually being performed at the time of hearing or viewing

Literally,adv literal,adj

"the technical literature"; "one aspect of Waterloo has not yet been treated in the literature" "her place in literature is secure" "literally translated"; "he said so literally" "our eyes were literally pinned to TV during the Gulf war" "a literal solitude like a desert" "a literal translation of the scene before him" "a literal translation" "a literal description" "it's the literal truth" "literal translation of the article" "literary criticism" "a literary style" "when trying to impress someone she spoke in an affected literary style" "I live in a 200-year old house" "we had to live frugally after the war" "The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents" "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?" "My grandfather lived until the end of war" "I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict"; "The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare"; "I lived through two divorces" "You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live" "a live television program"; "brought to you live from Lincoln Center"; "live entertainment involves performers actually in the physical presence of a live audience" "live coals"; "tossed a live cigarette out

literary,adj

live,v

live,adj

Showing characteristics of life;

exerting force or containing energy Highly reverberant Charged with an explosive Abounding with life and energy In current use or ready for use Of current relevance Charged or energized with electricity Having life Capable of erupting The financial means whereby one lives Full of life and energy Full of zest or vigor Quick and energetic Rebounds readily Filled with events or activity Full of spirit Characterized by energetic activity People who are still living The financial means whereby one lives The condition of living or the state of being alive Pertaining to living persons True to life; lifelike Dwelling or inhabiting; often used in combination (informal) absolute Still in existence

the window"; "got a shock from a live wire"; "live ore is unmined ore"; "a live bomb"; "a live ball is one in play" "a live concert hall" "live ammunition"; "a live bomb" "the club members are a really live bunch" "live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread" "a live issue"; "still a live option" "a live wire" "a live canary"; "hit a live nerve" "a live volcano" "he could no longer earn his own livelihood" "a lively discussion"; "lively and attractive parents"; "a lively party" "a lively gait" "a lively tennis ball" "a lively period in history" "this whole lively world" "a lively baby" "save your pity for the living"

livelihood,n lively,adj

living,n

living,adj

"within living memory" "the living image of her mother" "living quarters"; "tree-living animals" "she is a living doll"; "scared the living daylights out of them"; "beat the living hell out of him" "the Wollemi pine found in Australia is a surviving specimen of a conifer thought to have been long extinct and therefore known as a living fossil" "a living language" "carved into the living stone" "I live in a 200-year old house" "we had to live frugally after the war" "The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents" "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?" "My grandfather lived until the end of war" "I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict"; "The holocaust survivors

living,v

Still in active use (used of minerals or stone) in its natural state and place; not mined or quarried Make one's home or live in Lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style Continue to live; endure or last Support oneself Have life, be alive Have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or

sensations Pursue a positive and satisfying existence Person who does no work Public transport consisting of a bus or train that stops at all stations or stops Anesthetic that numbs a local area of the body Relating to or applicable to or concerned with the administration of a city or town or district rather than a larger area Of or belonging to or characteristic of a particular locality or neighborhood Affecting only a restricted part or area of the body The branch of philosophy that analyzes inference Reasoned and reasonable judgment The principles that guide reasoning within a given field or situation A system of reasoning Capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning In accordance with reason or logic Marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts Based on known statements or events or conditions Capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner Lacking companions or companionship Marked by dejection from being alone Separated from or unfrequented by others; remote or secluded Enjoyed or performed alone Relating to or extending over a relatively long time Try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of Be excited or anxious about Fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically

have lived a nightmare"; "I lived through two divorces" "You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live" "the local seemed to take forever to get to New York"

loafer,n local,n

local,adj

"local taxes"; "local authorities"

"local customs"; "local schools"; "the local citizens"; "a local point of view"; "local outbreaks of flu"; "a local bus line" "local anesthesia"

logic,n

"it made a certain kind of logic" "economic logic requires it"; "by the logic of war" "a logical mind" "a logical conclusion" "a logical argument" "rain was a logical expectation, given the time of year"

logical,adj

lonely,adj

"a lonely fisherman stood on a tuft of gravel"; "a lonely soul" "felt sad and lonely"; "the loneliest night of the week" "a lonely crossroads" "a lonely existence"; "his lonely room" "the long-term reconstruction of countries damaged by the war"; "a long-term investment"

longterm,adj look for,v lose,v

"She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat"

or in an abstract sense Fail to win Suffer the loss of a person through death or removal Place (something) where one cannot find it again Miss from one's possessions; lose sight of Allow to go out of sight Fail to make money in a business; make a loss or fail to profit Fail to get or obtain lost,adj No longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered Having lost your bearings; confused as to time or place or personal identity Spiritually or physically doomed or destroyed Not gained or won Incapable of being recovered or regained Not caught with the senses or the mind Deeply absorbed in thought No longer known; irretrievable Perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment Unable to function; without help Fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense Fail to win Suffer the loss of a person through death or removal Place (something) where one cannot find it again Miss from one's possessions; lose sight of Allow to go out of sight Fail to make money in a business; make a loss or fail to profit

"We lost the battle but we won the war" "She lost her husband in the war"; "The couple that wanted to adopt the child lost her when the biological parents claimed her" "I've lost my glasses again!" "The detective lost the man he was shadowing after he had to stop at a red light" "I lost thousands of dollars on that bad investment!" "I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad" "a lost child"; "lost friends"; "his lost book"; "lost opportunities"

"lost souls"; "a lost generation"; "a lost ship"; "the lost platoon" "a lost battle"; "a lost prize" "his lost honor" "words lost in the din" "lost in thought" "a lost art"; "lost civilizations" "she felt lost on the first day of school"

lost,v

"She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat" "We lost the battle but we won the war" "She lost her husband in the war"; "The couple that wanted to adopt the child lost her when the biological parents claimed her" "I've lost my glasses again!" "The detective lost the man he was shadowing after he had to stop at a red light" "I lost thousands of dollars on that bad investment!"

Fail to get or obtain Fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind A very pretty girl who works as a photographer's model Appealing to the emotions as well as the eye Lovable especially in a childlike or naive way Feeling or showing love and affection Have a great affection or liking for Get pleasure from Be enamored or in love with Have sexual intercourse with Move something or somebody to a lower position Set lower Cause to drop or sink Less than normal in degree or intensity or amount Literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension Very low in volume Unrefined in character Used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency Of the most contemptible kind Low or inferior in station or quality No longer sufficient Subdued or brought low in condition or status Steadfast in allegiance or duty Inspired by love for your country Unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause The quality of being loyal Feelings of allegiance The act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action Your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you) An unknown and unpredictable

"I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad" "We lost part of what he said"

lovely,n lovely,adj

loving,adj loving,v

"loving parents"; "loving glances" "I love French food"; "She loves her boss and works hard for him" "I love cooking" "She loves her husband deeply"

lower,v

"lower a rating"; "lower expectations" "low prices"; "the reservoir is low"

lower,adj

"low ceilings"; "low clouds"; "low hills"; "the sun is low"; "low furniture"; "a low bow" "a low murmur"; "the low-toned murmur of the surf" "low comedy" "a low stunt to pull"; "a low-down sneak "supplies are low" "brought low" "loyal subjects"; "loyal friends stood by him" "loyal supporters"

loyal,adj

loyalty,n

"they felt no loyalty to a losing team"

luck,n

"bad luck caused his downfall"

luke warm,adj lump,n lump,v

mad,adj

phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another An unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome Moderately warm Feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm A large piece of something without definite shape A compact mass Put together indiscriminately Group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by side Roused to anger Affected with madness or insanity Marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion Very foolish

"it was my good luck to be there"; "they say luck is a lady" "he hates lukewarm coffee" "gave only lukewarm support to the candidate" "a lump of coal" "lump together all the applicants"

"she gets mad when you wake her up so early"; "mad at his friend" "a man who had gone mad" "a mad whirl of pleasure" "a completely mad scheme to build a bridge between two mountains" "he is mainly interested in butterflies"

mainly,adv maintain,v

major,n

major,v major,adj

For the most part Keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean" Keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction Supply with necessities and support Maintain by writing regular records State or assert Observe correctly or closely A commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain A university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject The principal field of study of a student at a university Have as one's principal field of study Of greater importance or stature or rank Greater in scope or effect Greater in number or size or amount

"maintain a record" "He maintained his innocence"

"she is a linguistics major" "her major is linguistics" "She is majoring in linguistics" "a major artist"; "a major role"; "major highways" "a major contribution"; "a major improvement"; "a major break with tradition"; "a major misunderstanding" "a major portion (a majority) of the population"; "Ursa Major"; "a major portion of the winnings"

Of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes Of a scale or mode Of greater seriousness or danger majority,n Of full legal age The property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part (elections) more than half of the votes The age at which a person is considered competent to manage their own affairs The state of being a man; manly qualities The quality of being human The status of being a man All of the inhabitants of the earth Be successful; achieve a goal Be in charge of, act on, or dispose of Come to terms or deal successfully with Watch and direct Achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods The act of managing something How something is done or how it happens A way of acting or behaving A kind A small handbook (military) a prescribed drill in handling a rifle Of or relating to the hands Requiring human effort Doing or requiring physical work

"his major field was mathematics" "major scales"; "the key of D major" "a major earthquake"; "a major hurricane"; "a major illness" "major children" "the majority of his customers prefer it"

manhood,n

"he feared the speedy decline of all manhood" "she always used 'humankind' because 'mankind' seemed to slight the women" "I managed to carry the box upstairs" "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"

mankind,n manage,v

management,n manner,n

"he was given overall management of the program" "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking" "what manner of man are you?"

manual,n manual,adj

"manual dexterity" "a manual transmission" "manual labor"; "manual laborer" "an improvement in the manufacture of explosives" "They manufacture small toys"

manufacture,v

margin,n

Put together out of components or parts Make up something artificial or untrue The boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary A permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move

mark,n

mark,v

within limits A strip near the boundary of an object The blank space that surrounds the text on a page (finance) the net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold The amount of collateral a customer deposits with a broker when borrowing from the broker to buy securities A number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance) A distinguishing symbol A reference point to shoot at A visible indication made on a surface The impression created by doing something unusual or extraordinary that people notice and remember A symbol of disgrace or infamy Formerly the basic unit of money in Germany A person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of A written or printed symbol (as for punctuation) A perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened) An indication of damage Something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goa Attach a tag or label to Designate as if by a mark Be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense Mark by some ceremony or observation Make or leave a mark on Notice or perceive Mark with a scar Establish as the highest level or best performance Of or relating to the state of marriage Kneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation Manually manipulate (someone's

"he jotted a note on the margin of the page"

"she made good marks in algebra" "the owner's mark was on all the sheep" "his arrow hit the mark" "some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks" "it was in London that he made his mark"; "he left an indelible mark on the American theater" "And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"

"his answer was just a punctuation mark"

"hit the mark" "This sign marks the border"

"We marked the anniversary of his death" "mark the trail so that we can find our way back" "mark my words"

marital,adj massage,n massage,v

"marital status"; "marital fidelity"

master,n

body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes Give a massage to An artist of consummate skill A person who has general authority over others A combatant who is able to defeat rivals Directs the work of other Presiding officer of a school An original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made An authority qualified to teach apprentices Be or become completely proficient or skilled in Get on top of; deal with successfully Have dominance or the power to defeat over Have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of Great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity Power to dominate or defeat The act of mastering or subordinating someone Lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction A formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete A burning piece of wood or cardboard An exact duplicate The score needed to win a match A person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect A person who is of equal standing with another in a group A pair of people who live together Something that resembles or harmonizes with Eminent beyond or above comparison Come into being; become reality Characteristic of a mother Relating to or derived from one's mother

"She massaged his sore back" "a master of the violin"; "one of the old masters"

master,v

"She mastered Japanese in less than two years" "Her pain completely mastered her"; "The methods can master the problems"

mastery,n

"mastery of the seas" "he always carries matches to light his pipe"

match,n

"if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode" "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"

MATCHLESS,adj materialize,v maternal,adj

"that tie makes a good match with your jacket" "matchless beauty" "Her dream really materialized" "warm maternal affection for her guest" "maternal genes"

matter,n

matter,v mature,v

mature,adj

maturity,n

may,n

may,v may,n maybe,adv

Relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent Related on the mother's side That which has mass and occupies space A vaguely specified concern Some situation or event that is thought about A problem s anything the matter?" (used with negation) having consequence Written works (especially in books or magazines) Have weight; have import, carry weight Develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation Develop and work out fully in one's mind Become due for repayment Cause to ripen or develop fully Grow old or older Cause to ripen and discharge pus Characteristic of maturity Fully considered and perfected Having reached full natural growth or development Fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination The period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed State of being mature; full development The date on which a financial obligation must be repaid Thorny Eurasian shrub of small tree having dense clusters of white to scarlet flowers followed by deep red berries; established as an escape in eastern North America Expresses a wish Expresses possibility Expresses permission The month following April and preceding June By chance

"my maternal grandmother" "an atom is the smallest indivisible unit of matter" "several matters to attend to" "it is a matter for the police"

"they were friends and it was no matter who won the games" "he always took some reading matter with him on the plane" "It does not matter much" "He matured fast" "I need to mature my thoughts" "These bonds mature in 2005" "Age matures a good wine"

"mature for her age" "mature plans" "a mature cell" "full-bodies mature wines"

"please may it be a good weather" "it may rain" "you may go now"

means,n

means,v

How a result is obtained or an end is achieved Instrumentality used to achieve an end Considerable capital (wealth or income) Mean or intend to express or convey Have as a logical consequence Denote or connote Have in mind as a purpose Have a specified degree of importance Intend to refer to Destine or designate for a certain purpose The message that is intended or expressed or signified The idea that is intended Rich in significance or implication Mean or intend to express or convey Have as a logical consequence Denote or connote Have in mind as a purpose Have a specified degree of importance Intend to refer to Destine or designate for a certain purpose Having no meaning or direction or purpose The act or process of measuring A basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated How much there is of something that you can quantify Any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal A statute in draft before it becomes law (prosody) the accent in a

"a means of control"

"he is a man of means" "You never understand what I mean!" "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers" "'maison' means 'house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means" "I mean no harm"; "I only meant to help you" "My ex-husband means nothing to me"; "Happiness means everything" "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!" "These flowers were meant for you" "what is the meaning of this sentence" "What is the meaning of this proverb?" "a meaning look"; "pregnant with meaning" "You never understand what I mean!" "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers" "'maison' means 'house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means" "I mean no harm"; "I only meant to help you" "My ex-husband means nothing to me"; "Happiness means everything" "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!" "These flowers were meant for you" "a meaningless endeavor"; "a meaningless life"; "a verbose but meaningless explanation" "they set the measure for all subsequent work"

meaning,n meaning,adj meaning,v

meaningless,adj measure,n

"the situation called for strong measures"

measure,v

metrical foot of verse Musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats Measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements Determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of Express as a number or measure or quantity Have certain dimensions Place a value on; judge the worth of something In a mechanical manner; by a mechanism In a machine-like manner; without feeling The atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction The technical aspects of doing something A natural object resembling a machine in structure or function (philosophy) the philosophical theory that all phenomena can be explained in terms of physical or biological causes Device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function A thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person Relating to the study or practice of medicine Requiring or amenable to treatment by medicine especially as opposed to surgery Of or belonging to Aesculapius or the healing art Having the properties of medicine A meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held Come together Get together socially or for a specific purpose Be adjacent or come together Fill or meet a want or need Satisfy a condition or restriction

"Measure the length of the wall"

"This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches" "this door opens mechanically" "he smiled mechanically" "he determined unique mechanisms for the photochemical reactions" "a mechanism of social control"; "mechanisms of communication" "the mechanism of the ear"; "the mechanism of infection"

mechanically,adv

mechanism,n

medical,n

medical,adj

"the medical profession"; "a medical student"; "medical school" "medical treatment"; "pneumonia is a medical disease"

medicinal,adj meet,n meet,v

"medicinal herbs"; "medicinal properties"

"I'll probably see you at the meeting"

"Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?"

Satisfy or fulfill Get to know; get acquainted with Collect in one place Meet by design; be present at the arrival of Contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle Experience as a reaction Undergo or suffer Be in direct physical contact with; make contact Being precisely fitting and right A formally arranged gathering The social act of assembling for some common purpose A small informal social gathering A casual or unexpected convergence The act of joining together as one A place where things merge or flow together (especially rivers) Come together Get together socially or for a specific purpose Be adjacent or come together Fill or meet a want or need Satisfy a condition or restriction Satisfy or fulfill Get to know; get acquainted with Collect in one place Meet by design; be present at the arrival of Contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle Experience as a reaction Undergo or suffer Be in direct physical contact with; make contact Something that is remembered The cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered The power of retaining and recalling past experience he had a good memory when he was younger"

"meet a need" "I met this really handsome guy at a bar last night!"; "we met in Singapore" "Can you meet me at the train station?"

"My proposal met with much opposition" "meet a violent death" "it is only meet that she should be seated first" "next year the meeting will be in Chicago"; "the meeting elected a chairperson" "his meeting with the salesmen was the high point of his day" "there was an informal meeting in my livingroom" "he still remembers their meeting in Paris" "there was no meeting of minds"

meet,adj meeting,n

meeting,v

"I'll probably see you at the meeting"

"Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?" "meet a need" "I met this really handsome guy at a bar last night!"; "we met in Singapore" "Can you meet me at the train station?"

"My proposal met with much opposition" "meet a violent death" "search as he would, the memory was lost" "he can do it from memory"

memory,n

An electronic memory device The area of cognitive psychology that studies memory processes A recognition of meritorious service A written statement of facts submitted in conjunction with a petition to an authority A structure erected to commemorate persons or events Commit to memory; learn by heart A written proposal or reminder Sewing or darning that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment) The act of putting something in working order again Restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken Heal or recover A habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations Mental ability In your mind A remark that calls attention to something or someone A short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage An official recognition of merit Make reference to Make mention of Commend Leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice A disposition to be kind and forgiving The feeling that motivates compassion Something for which to be thankful Alleviation of distress; showing great kindness toward the distressed Showing or giving mercy

"a memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached" "he taught a graduate course on learning and memory"

memorial,n

memorize,v memorandum,n mend,n

"Have you memorized your lines for the play yet?" "her stockings had several mends"

mend,v

"My broken leg is mending"

mentality,n

mentally,adv mention,n

"he suffered mentally" "she made frequent mention of her promotion"; "there was no mention of it" "the article includes mention of similar clinical cases" "although he didn't win the prize he did get special mention" "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention" "he threw himself on the mercy of the court"

mention,v

mercy,n

"it was a mercy we got out alive" "distributing food and clothing to the flood victims was an act of mercy" "sought merciful treatment for the

merciful,adj

captives"; "a merciful god" Characterized by mercy, and compassion Used conventionally of royalty and high nobility Having or showing no mercy [Brit] A small pond of standing water Being nothing more than specified Apart from anything else; without additions or modifications And nothing more A state of confusion and disorderliness Informal term for a difficult situation Soft semiliquid food A meal eaten by service personnel A (large) military dining room where service personnel eat or relax (often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent Eat in a mess hall Make a mess of or create disorder in A person who carries a message An area that is approximately central within some larger region An intermediate part or section The middle area of the human torso (usually in front) Time between the beginning and the end of a temporal period Put in the middle Being neither at the beginning nor at the end in a series Equally distant from the extremes Of a stage in the development of a language or literature between earlier and later stages Between an earlier and a later period of time Physical strength Expresses possibility Expresses a wish Expresses permission Having or showing great strength or force or intensity "our merciful king" "the merciless enemy"; "a merciless critic"; "gave him a merciless beating" "a mere child" "shocked by the mere idea" "I was merely asking" "the house was a mess"

merciless,adj mere,n mere,adj

merely,adv mess,n

"a mess of porridge"

mess,v messenger,n middle,n

"He messed up his room"

"A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end" "the middle of the war"; "rain during the middle of April" "the middle point on a line"

middle,v middle,adj

"Middle English is the English language from about 1100 to 1500"; "Middle Gaelic" "in the middle years"; "in his middle thirties" "it might rain" "please may it be a good weather" "you may go now" "struck a mighty blow"; "the mighty logger Paul Bunyan"; "the pen is mightier than

might,n might,v mighty,adj

mighty,adv mild,adj

(Southern regional intensive) very Moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme Humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness Mild and pleasant

the sword" "the baby is mighty cute"; "he's mighty tired" "a mild winter storm"; "a mild fever"; "fortunately the pain was mild"; "a mild rebuke"; "mild criticism"

mind,n

mind,v

minor,n minor,adj

That which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason Recall or remembrance An opinion formed by judging something An important intellectual Attention Your intention; what you intend to do Knowledge and intellectual ability Be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by Be concerned with or about something or somebody Be in charge of or deal with Pay close attention to; give heed to Be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to Keep in mind A young person of either sex Of lesser importance or stature or rank Lesser in scope or effect Inferior in number or size or amount Of a scale or mode Not of legal age Of lesser seriousness or danger Of your secondary field of academic concentration or specialization [Brit] Of the younger of two boys with the same family name Warranting only temporal punishment Limited in size or scope

"the climate was mild and conducive to life or growth" "his mind wandered" "it came to mind" "she changed her mind" "the great minds of the 17th century" "don't pay him any mind" "he had in mind to see his old teacher" "he reads to improve his mind" "I don't mind your behavior"

"a minor poet"; "had a minor part in the play"; "a minor official"; "many of these hardy adventurers were minor noblemen"; "minor back roads" "had minor differences"; "a minor disturbance" "a minor share of the profits"; "Ursa Minor" "the minor keys"; "in B flat minor" "minor children" "suffered only minor injuries"; "some minor flooding"; "a minor tropical disturbance"

"Jones minor"

minority,n

minute,n

A group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group of which it is a part Being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts Any age prior to the legal age A unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour An indefinitely short time A particular point in time A unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree A short note Distance measured by the time taken to cover it Infinitely or immeasurably small Immeasurably small Characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination" Any amazing or wonderful occurrence A marvellous event manifesting a supernatural act of God Being or having the character of a miracle Peculiarly fortunate or appropriate; as if by divine intervention Behave badly Improper or wicked or immoral behavior Constituting a grab-bag category Consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds (even to the point of incongruity) A stingy hoarder of money and possessions (often living miserably) Very unhappy; full of misery Deserving or inciting pity Of the most contemptible kind Of very poor quality or condition aracterized by physical misery Contemptibly small in amount

"when the vote was taken they were in the minority"; "he held a minority position" "he ran a 4 minute mile" "it only takes a minute"

"the secretary keeps the minutes of the meeting" "its just 10 minutes away" "two minute whiplike threads of protoplasm" "a minute inspection of the grounds"; "an exact and minute report"

minute,adj

miracle,n

miraculous,adj

misbehave,v misbehaviour,n miscellaneous,adj

"The children misbehaved all morning" "the usual collection of miscellaneous expenses" "miscellaneous accessories"

miser,n miserable,adj

"he felt depressed and miserable" "miserable victims of war" "his miserable treatment of his family"; "You miserable skunk!" "a wet miserable weekend" "the company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief"; "almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans" "the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable" "she was exhausted by her misery and grief"

misery,n

A state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune A feeling of intense unhappiness Lead someone in the wrong

misguide,v

mistaken,adj mistaken,v mistaken,adj mistaken,v modelling,n

modelling,v

modernity,n moment,n

momentary,adj moonlight,n moonlight,v moral,n moral,adj

direction or give someone wrong directions Give bad advice to Wrong in e.g. opinion or judgment Arising from error Identify incorrectly To make a mistake or be incorrect Wrong in e.g. opinion or judgment Arising from error Identify incorrectly To make a mistake or be incorrect A preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied The act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale) Plan or create according to a model or models Form in clay, wax, etc Assume a posture as for artistic purposes Display (clothes) as a mannequin Create a representation or model of Construct a model of The quality of being current or of the present A particular point in time An indefinitely short time At this time Having important effects or influence The moment of a couple is the product of its force and the distance between its opposing forces The n-th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n-th power of the deviations from a fixed value Lasting for a markedly brief time The light of the moon Work a second job, usually after hours The significance of a story or event Relating to principles of right and wrong; i.e. to morals or ethics

"a mistaken belief"; "mistaken identity" "a mistaken view of the situation" "Don't mistake her for her twin sister" "a mistaken belief"; "mistaken identity" "a mistaken view of the situation" "Don't mistake her for her twin sister"

"model a head with clay" "model the latest fashion"

"model an airplane" "a shopping mall would instill a spirit of modernity into this village" "the moment he arrived the party began" "wait just a moment" "she is studying at the moment" "virtue is of more moment that security"

"a momentary glimpse" "moonlight is the smuggler's enemy" "The law student is moonlighting as a taxi driver" "the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor" "moral philosophy"

morally,adv more,adj

Concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles Adhering to ethical and moral principles Arising from the sense of right and wrong Psychological rather than physical or tangible in effect Based on strong likelihood or firm conviction rather than actual evidence With respect to moral principles In a moral manner (comparative of 'much' used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning greater in size or amount or extent or degree (comparative of 'many' used with count nouns) quantifier meaning greater in number Existing or coming by way of addition Used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs Comparative of much; to a greater degree or extent English statesman who opposed Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and was imprisoned and beheaded; recalled for his concept of Utopia, the ideal state In addition (superlative of 'many' used with count nouns and often preceded by 'the') quantifier meaning the greatest in number The superlative of 'much' that can be used with mass nouns and is usually preceded by 'the'; a quantifier meaning the greatest in amount or extent or degree Used to form the superlative Very (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; 'near' is sometimes used informally for 'nearly' and 'most' is sometimes

"moral sense"; "a moral scrutiny"; "a moral lesson"; "a moral quandary"; "moral convictions"; "a moral life" "had the moral courage to stand alone" "a moral obligation" "a moral victory"; "moral support" "a moral certainty" "morally unjustified" "he acted morally under the circumstances" "more land"; "more support"; "more rain fell"; "more than a gallon" "a hall with more seats"; "we have no more bananas"; "more than one" "took more time" "more interesting"; "more beautiful"; "more quickly" "he works more now"; "they eat more than they should"

more,adv

more,n

moreover,adv most,adj

"the cellar was dark; moreover, mice nested there" "who has the most apples?"; "most people like eggs"; "most fishes have fins" "made the most money he could"; "what attracts the most attention?"; "made the most of a bad deal" "the king cobra is the most dangerous snake" "a most welcome relief" "most everyone agrees"

most,adv

mostly,adv motion,n

motion,v movement,n

multiple,n multiple,adj

used informally for 'almost' In large part; mainly or chiefly Usually; as a rule A natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something The use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals A change of position that does not entail a change of location A state of change A formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote The act of changing location from one place to another An optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object Show, express or direct through movement A change of position that does not entail a change of location A natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something The act of changing location from one place to another A group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals A major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end An optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object A euphemism for defecation A general tendency to change (as of opinion) The driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock) The act of changing the location of something The product of a quantity by an integer Having or involving or consisting

"the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise" "they were in a state of steady motion" "he made a motion to adjourn" "police controlled the motion of the crowd" "the cinema relies on apparent motion"

"movement is a sign of life"

"the movement of people from the farms to the cities" "he was a charter member of the movement"; "politicians have to respect a mass movement" "the second movement is slow and melodic" "the movement to end slavery" "the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement" "he had a bowel movement" "a broad movement of the electorate to the right" "it was an expensive watch with a diamond movement" "the movement of cargo onto the vessel" "36 is a multiple of 9" "multiple birth"; "multiple ownership";

of more than one part or entity or individual muscle,n One of the contractile organs of the body Animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells A bully employed as a thug or bodyguard Authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way) Muscular strength Make one's way by force A necessary or essential thing Grape juice before or during fermentation The quality of smelling or tasting old or stale or mouldy Be compelled, be neccessary, have to, ought to Highly recommended Common to or shared by two or more parties Concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return Something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained A story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel or play or movie Completely unclothed Having no protecting or concealing cover (of the eye or ear e.g.) without the aid of an optical or acoustical device or instrument Devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure As follows A period of time spent sleeping A soft or fuzzy surface texture The yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave A short sleep (usually not in bed) A card game similar to whist; usually played for stakes Take a siesta

"made multiple copies of the speech"; "his multiple achievements in public life"; "her multiple personalities"; "a pineapple is a multiple fruit"

"the senators used their muscle to get the party leader to resign" "He muscled his way into the office" "seat belts are an absolute must"

muscle,v must,n

must,v must,adj mutual,adj

"I must take the test before I can drive"; "to pass the exam you must work hard"; "you really must tidy the room some time" "a book that is must reading" "the mutual interests of management and labor" "mutual respect" "how it got out is a mystery"

mystery,n

naked,adj

"naked from the waist up" "naked to mine enemies" "visible to the naked eye" "naked ambition"

namely,adv nap,n

"there wasn't time for a nap"

nap,v

"She naps everyday after lunch for an hour"

narrow,n narrow,v

A narrow strait connecting two bodies of water Make or become more narrow or restricted Define clearly Become more special Become tight or as if tight Not wide Limited in size or scope Lacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view Very limited in degree Characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination A person who was born in a particular place; an indigenous person Being such by origin Belonging to one by birth Being or composed of people inhabiting a region from the beginning As found in nature in the elemental form Normally existing at birth Someone regarded as certain to succeed A notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat (craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake In accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature Existing in or produced by nature; not artificial or imitation Existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical Functioning or occurring in a normal way; lacking abnormalities or deficiencies Of a key containing no sharps or flats Unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct (used especially of commodities) in the natural unprocessed condition

"The selection was narrowed"; "The road narrowed" "I cannot narrow down the rules for this game" "a narrow bridge"; "a narrow line across the page" "the narrow sense of a word" "a brilliant but narrow-minded judge"; "narrow opinions" "won by a narrow margin"; "a narrow escape" "a narrow scrutiny"

narrow,adj

native,n native,adj

"the native North American sugar maple"; "many native artists studied abroad" "my native land"; "one's native language" "native Americans" "native copper" "he's a natural for the job"

natural,n

natural,adj

"a very natural development"; "our natural environment"; "natural science"; "natural resources"; "natural cliffs"; "natural phenomena" "a natural pearl"; "natural gas"; "natural silk"; "natural blonde hair"; "a natural sweetener"; "natural fertilizers" "a perfectly natural explanation" "it's the natural thing to happen"; "natural immunity"; "a grandparent's natural affection for a grandchild" "B natural" "a cat's natural aversion to water" "natural yogurt"; "natural produce"

Unaffected and natural looking naturally,adv

Related by blood; not adopted Being talented through inherited qualities "a natural reaction" As might be expected Through inherent nature According to nature; by natural means; without artificial help In a natural or normal manner The essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized A causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe The natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc. The complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions A particular type of thing Suggestive of sexual impropriety Badly behaved (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; 'near' is sometimes used informally for 'nearly' and 'most' is sometimes used informally for 'almost' In a close manner With neatness The condition of being essential or indispensable Anything indispensable The part of an organism that connects the head to the rest of the body A narrow elongated projecting strip of land A cut of meat from the neck of an animal Opening for the neck; the part of a garment near the neck opening Kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion A condition requiring relief Anything that is necessary but

"natural parent" "a natural leader"

"naturally, the lawyer sent us a huge bill" "he was naturally lazy" "naturally grown flowers" "speak naturally and easily" "it is the nature of fire to burn"; "the true nature of jealousy" "the laws of nature"; "nature has seen to it that men are stronger than women" "they tried to preserve nature as they found it" "it is his nature to help others"

nature,n

naughty,adj nearly,adv

"he's interested in trains and things of that nature"; "matters of a personal nature" "a naughty wink"; "naughty words" "a naughty boy" "he nearly fainted"

neatly,adv necessity,n neck,n

"the person most nearly concerned" "she put the slippers under the bed neatly" "food and shelter are necessities of life" "he admired her long graceful neck"

neck,v need,n

"The couple were necking in the back seat of the car" "she satisfied his need for affection"; "God has no need of men to accomplish His work" "he had sufficient means to meet his

need,v needful,adj negate,v

negative,n

negative,v negative,adj

neglect,n

lacking The psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior A state of extreme poverty or destitution Require as useful, just, or proper Have need of Have or feel a need for Necessary for relief or supply Be in contradiction with Deny the truth of Prove negative; show to be false Make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of A reply of denial A piece of photographic film showing an image with black and white tones reversed Vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent Characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features Reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive Having a negative electric charge Expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial Having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant Not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition Less than zero Designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions Involving disadvantage or harm Lack of attention and due care The state of something that has been unused and neglected Willful lack of care and attention The trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern Failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances

simple needs"

"a general state of need exists among the homeless" "always needing friends and money" "provided them with all things needful"

"This action will negate the effect of my efforts" "he answered in the negative"

"a negative outlook on life"; "a colorless negative personality"; "a negative evaluation"; "a negative reaction to an advertising campaign" "electrons are negative"

"ran a negative campaign"; "delinquents retarded by their negative outlook on life" "the HIV test was negative" "a negative number" "negative criticism"

"the house was in a terrible state of neglect"

neglect,v

negligence,n

negligible,adj nervous,adj

nervousness,n

neutral,n neutral,adj

newly,adv next,adj

Leave undone or leave out Fail to do something; leave something undone Fail to attend to Give little or no attention to Failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances The trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern So small as to be meaningless; insignificant Not worth considering Easily agitated Causing or fraught with or showing anxiety Of or relating to the nervous system Excited in anticipation Unpredictably excitable (especially of horses) The anxious feeling you have when you have the jitters An uneasy psychological state A sensitive or highly strung temperament One who does not side with any party in a war or dispute Neither moral nor immoral; neither good nor evil, right nor wrong Having no personal preference Having only a limited ability to react chemically; not active Not supporting or favoring either side in a war, dispute, or contest Having no net electric charge; not electrified Lacking hue Of no distinctive quality or characteristics or type Lacking distinguishing quality or characteristics Very recently Nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving Immediately following in time or order At the time or occasion

"he neglects his children"

"the effect was negligible" "quick nervous movements" "those nervous moments before takeoff" "nervous disease"

"a neutral observer"

"neutral colors like back or white" "a neutral personality that made no impression whatever" "they are newly married"; "newly raised objections"; "a newly arranged hairdo" "in the next room"; "the person sitting next to me" "our next president" "next in line"; "the next president"; "the next item on the list" "next the doctor examined his back"

next,adv

nice,adj

immediately following Pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance Socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous Done with delicacy and skill Excessively fastidious and easily disgusted Noting distinctions with nicety Exhibiting courtesy and politeness A city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean; the leading resort on the French Riviera In a nice way A situation resembling a terrifying dream A terrifying or deeply upsetting dream Full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds Relating to or constituting or bearing or giving a name Insignificantly small; a matter of form only ('tokenish' is informal) Pertaining to a noun or to a word group that functions as a noun Being value in terms of specification on currency or stock certificates rather than purchasing power Named; bearing the name of a specific person Being such in name only A message that seems to convey no meaning Ornamental objects of no great value Having no intelligible meaning Something regarded as a normative example Conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal In accordance with scientific laws

"what a nice fellow you are and we all thought you so nasty"; "nice manners"; "a nice dress"; "a nice face"; "a nice day"; "had a nice time at the party"; "the corn and tomatoes are nice today" "a nice girl" "a nice bit of craft"; "a job requiring nice measurements with a micrometer"; "a nice shot" "too nice about his food to take to camp cooking" "a nice sense of color"; "a nice point in the argument" "a nice gesture"

nice,n nicely,adv nightmare,n

"a nicely painted house"

noisy,adj nominal,adj

"a noisy cafeteria"; "a small noisy dog" "the Russian system of nominal brevity"; "a nominal lists of priests"; "taxable males as revealed by the nominal rolls" "the fee was nominal" "nominal phrase" "nominal or face value"

"the nominal head of his party"

nonsense,n

nonsense,adj normal,n normal,adj

"nonsense syllables" "serve wine at normal room temperature"; "normal diplomatic relations"; "normal working hours"; "normal word order"; "normal curiosity"; "the normal course of events"

normally,adv norther,n note,n

Being approximately average or within certain limits in e.g. intelligence and development Forming a right angle Under normal conditions A wind from the north A short personal letter A brief written record A characteristic emotional quality [Brit] A piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank) A notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound A comment or instruction (usually added) High status importance owing to marked superiority A tone of voice that shows what the speaker is feeling A promise to pay a specified amount on demand or at a certain time Make mention of Notice or perceive Observe with care or pay close attention to Make a written note of

"a perfectly normal child"; "of normal intelligence"; "the most normal person I've ever met"

"he made a note of the appointment" "it ended on a sour note"; "there was a note of gaiety in her manner"; "he detected a note of sarcasm" "he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes" "the singer held the note too long" "his notes were appended at the end of the article" "there was a note of uncertainty in his voice" "I had to co-sign his note at the bank" "They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing" "She noted that someone was following her" "Take note of this chemical reaction" "she noted everything the teacher said that morning" "a noteworthy advance in cancer research" "a noteworthy fact is that her students rarely complain" "it looked like nothing I had ever seen before" "he looks nothing like his father" "you didn't give me enough notice" "he escaped the notice of the police" "we received a notice to vacate the premises"; "he gave notice two months before he moved"

note,v

noteworthy,adj

Worthy of notice Worthy of notice

nothing,n nothing,adv notice,n

A quantity of no importance A nonexistent thing In no way; to no degree An announcement containing information about a future event The act of noticing or paying attention A request for payment Advance notification (usually written) of the intention to withdraw from an arrangement or contract A sign posted in a public place as an advertisement Polite or favorable attention A short critical review

"his hard work soon attracted the teacher's notice" "the play received good notices"

notice,v

notorious,adj novel,n

novel,adj novelty,n

Discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of Notice or perceive Make or write a comment on Express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with Having an exceedingly bad reputation An extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story A printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction Of a kind not seen before Pleasantly novel or different Originality by virtue of being refreshingly novel Originality by virtue of being new and surprising A small inexpensive massproduced article Cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing The period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech In these times (law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensive A bothersome annoying person The work of caring for the sick or injured or infirm The profession of a nurse Nourishing at the breast Try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury Maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings) Serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people Treat carefully

"a notorious gangster"; "the tenderloin district was notorious for vice"

"his bookcases were filled with nothing but novels"; "he burned all the novels" "the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem"

nowadays,n

nowadays,adv nuisance,n

"it is solely by their language that the upper classes nowadays are distinguished"

nursing,n

nursing,v

"He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs"

Give suck to oath,n Profane or obscene expression

"He nursed his injured back by lying in bed several hours every afternoon"; "He nursed the flowers in his garden and fertilized them regularly" "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"

obey,v objection,n

objectionable,adj

objective,n

objective,adj

oblige,v

obliged,adj

usually of surprise or anger A commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury A solemn promise, usually invoking a divine witness, regarding your future acts or behavior Be obedient to The act of expressing earnest opposition or protest The speech act of objecting The act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent (law) a procedure whereby a party to a suit says that a particular line of questioning or a particular witness or a piece of evidence or other matter is improper and should not be continued and asks the court to rule on its impropriety or illegality Causing disapproval or protest Liable to objection or debate; used of something one might take exception to The goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable) The lens or system of lenses nearest the object being viewed Undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena Serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes Emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings or interpretation Belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events Force or compel somebody to do something Bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted Provide a service or favor for someone Under a moral obligation to do something

"they took an oath of allegiance"

"a vulgar and objectionable person" "found the politician's views objectionable"

"an objective appraisal"; "objective evidence" "objective case"

"objective art"

"there is no objective evidence of anything of the kind"

"We had to oblige him"

obliged,v

observe,v

Force or compel somebody to do something Bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted Provide a service or favor for someone Discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of Make mention of Observe with care or pay close attention to Watch attentively Show respect towards Celebrate, as of holidays or rites Follow with the eyes or the mind Observe correctly or closely Conform one's action or practice to An event that occurs at a critical time A vaguely specified social event Reason The time of a particular event An opportunity to do something

"We had to oblige him"

"She observed that his presentation took up too much time" "Please observe the reaction of these two chemicals" "Observe Yom Kippur"

occasion,n

"it was needed only on special occasions" "an occasion arranged to honor the president" "there was no occasion for complaint" "on the occasion of his 60th birthday" "there was never an occasion for her to demonstrate her skill" "he was arrogant and occasionally callous"; "open areas are only occasionally interrupted by clumps of trees"

occasion,v occasionally,adv

Give occasion to Now and then or here and there

occupy,v

odd,adj

Be present in; be inside of Keep busy with Live (in a certain place) Occupy the whole of Be on the mind of As of time or space March aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation Engage or engross wholly Not divisible by two Not easily explained An indefinite quantity more than that specified Beyond or deviating from the usual or expected Of the remaining member of a pair, of socks e.g. Not used up

"This event occupied a very short time"

"it is odd that his name is never mentioned" "invited 30-odd guests" "had an odd name"

"some odd dollars left"

off,adj

Not in operation or operational Below a satisfactory level (of events) no longer planned or scheduled In an unpalatable state Not performing or scheduled for duties

"the oven is off"; "the lights are off" "an off year for tennis"; "his performance was off" "the wedding is definitely off" "He's off every Tuesday"; "he was off duty when it happened"; "an off-duty policeman" "went off to school"; "they drove off" "the boat was 5 miles off"; "the party is still 2 weeks off" "clean off the dirt"; "he shaved off his mustache" "a generous offer of assistance"

off,adv

From a particular thing or place or position ('forth' is obsolete) At a distance in space or time No longer on or in contact or attached The verbal act of offering Something offered (as a proposal or bid) A usually brief attempt Make available or accessible, provide or furnish Present for acceptance or rejection Agree freely Put forward for consideration Offer verbally Make available for sale Propose a payment Produce or introduce on the stage Present as an act of worship Mount or put up Make available; provide Ask (someone) to marry you Threaten to do something

offer,n

offer,v

"The conference center offers a health spa"; "The hotel offers private meeting rooms" "She offered us all a cold drink" "I offered to help with the dishes but the hostess would not hear of it" "He offered his opinion" "He offered his sympathy" "The stores are offering specials on sweaters this week" "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting" "The Shakespeare Company is offering 'King Lear' this month" "offer prayers to the gods" "offer resistance" "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages" "I offered to leave the committee if they did not accept my proposal" "the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling" "official permission"; "an official representative" "official privileges" "the election returns are now official"

official,n

official,adj

officially,adv

A worker who holds or is invested with an office Someone who administers the rules of a game or sport Having official authority or sanction Of or relating to an office Verified officially Conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline (of a church) given official status as a national or state institution In an official role

"officially, he is in charge"; "officially

responsible" often,adv ongoing,adj onward,adj onward,adv once,adj once,adv atonce,adv one,n With official authorization Many times at short intervals Frequently or in great quantities Currently happening Moving toward a position ahead Forward in time or order or degree In a forward direction Belonging to some prior time On one occasion As soon as At a previous time Without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening Simultaneously The smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number A single person or thing Used of a single unit or thing; not two or more Particular but unspecified Having the indivisible character of a unit Of the same kind or quality Used informally as an intensifier Indefinite in time or position Being the single appropriate individual of a kind; only Being one in number--a single unit or thing "we often met over a cup of coffee" "an ongoing economic crisis" "the onward course of events" "from the sixth century onward" "moved onward into the forest" "the once capital of the state" "once I ran into her" "once we are home, we can rest" "once he loved her"

"he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it"; "they had lunch at one" "he is the best one"; "this is the one I ordered" "early one evening" "spoke with one voice" "two animals of one species" "that is one fine dog" "he will come one day"; "one place or another" "the one horse that could win this race"; "the one person I could marry" "one person is going"; "her one thought was to win"; "I'm just one player on the team"; "one day is just like the next"; "seen one horse and you've seen them all" "three chemicals combining into one solution" "she's one girl in a million"; "the one and only Muhammad Ali" "the one on top" "can one swim there?" "an only child" "I'll have this car and this car only" "he was only a child" "a privilege granted only to him" "He arrived only to find his wife dead"; "We won only to lose again in the next round" "These news will only make you more

one,adj

one,pro only,adj

only,adv

Being a single entity made by combining separate components Eminent beyond or above comparison A specified thing A person in general Being the only one; single and isolated from others Exclusive of anyone or anything else And nothing more Without any others being included or involved With nevertheless the final result In the final outcome

Except that Never except when As recently as A clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water Where the air is unconfined A tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play Information that has become public Cause to open or to become open Start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning Become open Begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc. Spread out or open from a closed or folded state Make available Become available Have an opening or passage or outlet Make the opening move Afford access to Display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer Affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed Affording free passage or access With no protection or shield Open to or in view of all Used of mouth or eyes Not having been filled Accessible to all Not defended or capable of being defended (of textures) full of small openings or gaps Having no protecting cover or enclosure Opened out Of a set; containing points whose neighborhood consists of

open,n

upset" "It was the same story; only this time she came out better" "call me only if your cold gets worse" "I spoke to him only an hour ago" "finally broke out of the forest into the open" "the concert was held in the open air"; "camping in the open"

"all the reports were out in the open" "Mary opened the car door" "open a business" "The door opened" "He opened the meeting with a long speech" "open the map" "This opens up new possibilities" "an opportunity opened up" "The bedrooms open into the hall" "Kasparov opened with a standard opening" "the door opens to the patio"

open,v

open,adj

"an open door"; "they left the door open" "open drains"; "the road is open to traffic"; "open ranks" "open to the weather"; "an open wound" "an open protest"; "an open letter to the editor" "keep your eyes open" "the job is still open" "open season"; "an open economy" "an open city"; "open to attack" "an open texture" "an open boat"; "an open fire"; "open sports cars" "an open newspaper"

other points of the same set, or being the complement of an open set; of an interval; containing neither of its end points Not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought Not sealed or having been unsealed Without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition Relatively empty of and unobstructed by fences or hedges or headlands or shoals Open and observable; not secret or hidden Used of string or hole or pipe of instruments Not requiring union membership Possibly accepting or permitting Not secret Without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious Affording free passage or view Lax in enforcing laws Openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness Sincere and free of reserve in expression Receptive to new ideas Ready for business In an open way Direct or control; projects, businesses, etc. Perform as expected when applied Handle and cause to function Perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense Happen Keep engaged Perform surgery on operation,n A business especially one run on a large scale

"an open question" "the letter was already open" "the clarity and resonance of an open tone"; "her natural and open response" "in open country"; "the open countryside"; "open waters"; "on the open seas"

"an open shop employs nonunion workers" "open to interpretation"; "an issue open to question" "open plans"; "an open ballot" "open disregard of the law"; "open family strife"; "open hostility" "an open town" "an open and trusting nature" "Please be open with me" "an open mind"; "open to new ideas" "the stores are open" "he openly flaunted his affection for his sister"

openly,adv operate,v

"do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"

"The doctors operated ont he patient but failed to save his life" "a large-scale farming operation"; "a multinational operation"; "they paid taxes on every stage of the operation"; "they had to consolidate their operations"

A planned activity involving many people performing various actions A process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work The state of being in effect or being operative A medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body Activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign) (computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction) Process or manner of functioning or operating (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents The activity of operating something (a machine or business etc.) A personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty A belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people A message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof The legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision The reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself) A vague idea in which some confidence is placed The action of opposing something that you disapprove

"they organized a rescue operation"; "the biggest police operation in French history"; "running a restaurant is quite an operation"; "consolidate the companies various operations" "the operations in building a house"; "certain machine tool operations" "that rule is no longer in operation" "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available" "it was a joint operation of the navy and air force" "it can perform millions of operations per second"

"the power of its engine determine its operation"; "the plane's operation in high winds" "they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic" "the cognitive operation of remembering"

"her smooth operation of the vehicle gave us a surprisingly comfortable ride" "my opinion differs from yours" "he asked for a poll of public opinion" "his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page"

opinion,n

"opinions are usually written by a single judge"

opposition,n

"despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead"

optional,adj order,n

or disagree with The relation between opposed entities The act of opposing groups confronting each other A contestant that you are matched against A body of people united in opposing something A direction opposite to another An armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force) A political party opposed to the party in power and prepared to replace it if elected Possible but not necessary; left to personal choice (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed A degree in a continuum of size or quantity Established customary state (especially of society) Logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements A condition of regular or proper arrangement A legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge) A commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment and providing specifications and quantities A formal association of people with similar interests A body of rules followed by an assembly (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy A group of person living under a religious rule (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families A request for food or refreshment (as served in a restaurant or bar etc.) (architecture) one of original

"the invaders encountered stiff opposition"

"Her Majesty's loyal opposition"

"the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London" "it was on the order of a mile"; "an explosion of a low order of magnitude" "order ruled in the streets"; "law and order" "we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation" "he put his desk in order"; "the machine is now in working order" "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there" "IBM received an order for a hundred computers"

"men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today" "theologians still disagree over whether 'bishop' should or should not be a separate order" "the order of Saint Benedict"

"I gave the waiter my order"

order,v

three styles of Greek architecture distinguished by the type of column and entablature used or a style developed from the original three by the Romans Putting in order Give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority Make a request for something Issue commands or orders for Bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations Bring order to or into Place in a certain order Appoint to a clerical posts Arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events, etc. Assign a rank or rating to A soldier who serves as an attendant to a superior officer A male hospital attendant who has general non-medical duties Devoid of violence or disruption According to custom or rule or natural law Not haphazard Marked by or adhering to method or system Marked by system or regularity or discipline Marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts Bring order and organization to Create (as an entity) Form or join a union Cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea Arrange by systematic planning and united effort Plan and direct (a complex undertaking) The ability to think and act independently The quality of being new and original (not derived from something else) In an original manner With reference to the origin or

"She ordered him to do the shopping" "Order me some flowers"; "order a work stoppage"

"Order these files" "order these files"

orderly,n

"the orderly laid out the general's uniform"

orderly,adj

"an orderly crowd confronted the president" "a series of orderly actions at regular hours" "a clean orderly man"; "an orderly mind"; "an orderly desk" "an orderly universe" "the orderly presentation"

organise,v

originality,n

originally,adv

other,adj

beginning Before now Not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied

Further or added Recently past Of the distant past Very unusual; different in character or quality from the normal or expected Being distinct from that or those first considered Other than as supposed or expected In other respects or ways In another and different manner Expresses an emotional, practical, or other reason for doing something: "You had better put on warm clothes"; "You should call your motherin-law"; "The State ought to repair the bridges" Expresses that something is likely (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball To state openly and publicly one's homosexuality Reveal somebody else's homosexuality Be made known; be disclosed or revealed Not allowed to continue to bat or run Of a fire; being out or having grown cold Not worth considering as a possibility Out of power; especially having been unsuccessful in an election

"today isn't any other day"; "the construction of highways and other public works"; "he asked for other employment"; "any other person would tell the truth"; "his other books are still in storage"; "then we looked at the other house"; "hearing was good in his other ear"; "the other sex"; "she lived on the other side of the street from me"; "went in the other direction" "I have no other shoes"; "there are other possibilities" "the other evening" "in other times" "a strange, other dimension...where his powers seemed to fail" "all parts of the house other than the windows were in good condition"; "apparently took no clothes other than those he was wearing" "the outcome was otherwise" "he is otherwise normal"; "the funds are not otherwise available"; "an otherwise hopeless situation" "she thought otherwise"

otherthan,adj

otherwise,adj otherwise,adv

ought,v

"that ought to be enough" "you only get 3 outs per inning" "This actor outed last year" "This actor was outed last week" "The truth will out" "he was tagged out at second on a close play"; "he fanned out" "the fire is out" "a picnic is out because of the weather" "now the Democrats are out"

out,n out,v

out,adj

Excluded from use or mention Directed outward or serving to direct something outward No longer fashionable Outside or external Outer or outlying Knocked unconscious by a heavy blow Outside of an enclosed space Outward from a reference point Away from home From one's possession A journey taken for pleasure A day devoted to an outdoor social gathering To state openly and publicly one's homosexuality Reveal somebody else's homosexuality Be made known; be disclosed or revealed A place of business for retailing goods Receptacle providing a place in a wiring system where current can be taken to run electrical devices An opening that permits escape or release Activity that releases or expresses creative energy or emotion A habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations Belief about (or mental picture of) the future The act of looking out Final product; the things produced Production of a certain amount Signal that comes out of an electronic system The quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time) What is produced in a given time period To create or manufacture a specific amount Relating to physical reality rather than with thoughts or the mind

"in our house dancing and playing cards were out" "the out doorway"; "the out basket" "that style is out these days" "the out surface of a ship's hull" "the out islands" "she is out" "he kicked his legs out" "they went out last night" "he gave out money to the poor"

out,adv

outing,n outing,v

"This actor outed last year" "This actor was outed last week" "The truth will out"

outlet,n

"she had no other outlet for her feelings"

outlook,n

output,n

output,v outward,adj

"the computer is outputting the data from the job I'm running" "a concern with outward beauty rather than with inward reflections"

That is going out or leaving outward,adv over,adj over,adv Toward the outside Having come or been brought to a conclusion At or to a point across intervening space etc. Throughout an area In such a manner as to be understood and accepted Throughout a period of time Work clothing consisting of denim trousers (usually with a bib and shoulder straps) [Brit] A loose protective coverall or smock worn over ordinary clothing for dirty work Involving only main features Including everything Win a victory over Get on top of; deal with successfully Overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli Overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome Rendered powerless especially by an excessive amount or profusion of something A large flow The occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity Flow or run over (a limit or brim Overflow with a certain feeling A representation of common ground between theories or phenomena The property of partial coincidence in time A flap that lies over another part Coincide partially or wholly Extend over and cover a part of A high place affording a good view Look past, fail to notice Be oriented in a certain direction Leave undone or leave out Look down on Watch over

"an outward journey"; "outward-bound ships" "move the needle further outward!" "the affair is over, ended, finished" "come over and see us some time"; "over there" "he is known the world over" "stay over the weekend"

overall,n

overall,adj overcome,v

"the overall pattern of his life" "the overall cost" "You must overcome all difficulties"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He overcame his infirmity" "He overcame his shyness"

overcome,adj overflow,n

"too much overcome to notice"

overflow,v overlap,n

"there was no overlap between their proposals"

overlap,v overlook,n overlook,v

"Our vacations overlap" "The roofs of the houses overlap in this crowded city"

"The apartment overlooks the Hudson" "I am overlooking her work"

overnight,adj overnight,adv owe,v

Lasting through or extending over the whole night Happening in a short time or with great speed Be obliged to pay or repay Be indebted to, in an abstract or intellectual sense Be in debt Have ownership or possession of Admit to something Belonging to or on behalf of a specified person (especially yourself); preceded by a possessive Marked by the reception of pay Involving gainful employment in something often done as a hobby Yielding a fair profit Give money, usually in exchange for goods or services Convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow Do or give something to somebody in return Bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action Cancel or discharge a debt Bring in Render Be worth it Dedicate Discharge or settle Make a compensation for A symptom of some physical hurt or disorder Emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid A somatic sensation of acute discomfort A bothersome annoying person Something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness Cause bodily suffering to Cause emotional anguish or make miserable Causing physical or

"an overnight trip" "these solutions cannot be found overnight!" "This new theory owes much to Einstein's Relativity Theory" "She owes me $200"; "The thesis owes much to his adviser" "He owns three houses in Florida" "if I was rude, I'll own to it"; "When pressed, she'll own up to her vices" "for your own use"; "do your own thing"; "she makes her own clothes" "paid work"; "a paid official"; "a paid announcement"; "a paid check"

own,v

own,adj

paid,adj

paid,v

"I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please" "Don't pay him any mind"; "pay attention" "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?" "You'll pay for this!"; "She had to pay the penalty for speaking out rashly"; "You'll pay for this opinion later" "pay up, please!" "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?" "pay a visit"; "pay a call" "It pays to go through the trouble" "pay attention to" "pay a debt"; "pay an obligation" "a favor that cannot be paid back" "the patient developed severe pain and distension" "the pain of loneliness" "as the intensity increased the sensation changed from tickle to pain" "that kid is a terrible pain"

pain,n

pain,v painful,adj

"It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school" "worked with painful slowness"

psychological pain Causing misery or pain or distress Exceptionally bad or displeasing Causing physical discomfort pale,n pale,v pale,adj A wooden strip forming part of a fence Turn pale, as if in fear Very light colored; highly diluted with white (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble Lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness Abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress Not full or rich The act of excusing a mistake or offense A warrant granting release from punishment for an offense The formal act of liberating someone Accept an excuse for Grant a pardon to Something determined in relation to something that includes it The extended spatial location of something So far as concerns the actor specified Something less than the whole of a human artifact One of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole The actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group A portion of a natural object An actor's portrayal of someone in a play Assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group Any one of a number of individual efforts in a common endeavor

"the painful process of growing up" "a painful performance" "bites of black flies are more than irritating; they can be very painful"

"pale seagreen"; "pale blue eyes" "the pale light of a half moon"; "a pale sun"; "the late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street"; "the pale stars" "a pale rendition of the aria"; "pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender"

"high, pale, pure and lovely song"

pardon,n

pardon,v

part,n

"Ford pardoned Nixon"; "The Thanksgiving turkey was pardoned by the President" "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself" "religions in all parts of the world" "it requires vigilance on our part" or "they resisted every effort on his part" "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together" "the written part of the exam"

"the government must do its part" "they analyzed the river into three parts" "she played the part of Desdemona"

part,v

part,adv partly,adv partial,n

partial,adj

The melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music A line where the hair is parted Go one's own away; move apart Discontinue an association or relation; go different ways Leave Come apart Force, take, or pull apart In part; in some degree; not wholly In part; in some degree; not wholly The derivative of a function of two or more variables with respect to a single variable while the other variables are considered to be constant A harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency Being or affecting only a part; not total Showing favoritism (followed by 'of' or 'to') having a strong preference or liking for In part; in some degree; not wholly A fact about some part (as opposed to general) A small part that can be considered separately from the whole Unique or specific to a person or thing or category Separate and distinct from others Separate and distinct from others of the same group or category Surpassing what is common or usual or expected First and most important Exacting especially about details Providing specific details or circumstances To a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common Specifically or especially distinguished from others Uniquely or characteristically

"he tried to sing the tenor part" "his part was right in the middle"

"Moses parted the Red Sea" "I felt partly to blame"

"a partial description of the suspect"; "partial collapse"; "a partial eclipse"; "a partial monopoly"; "partial immunity" "partial to horror movies" "He was partially paralyzed" "he always reasons from the particular to the general"

partially,adv particular,n

particular,adj

"the particular demands of the job"; "has a particular preference for Chinese art" "an exception in this particular case" "interested in one particular artist"; "a man who wishes to make a particular woman fall in love with him" "a matter of particular and unusual importance" "she gets particular satisfaction from her volunteer work" "very particular about how her food was prepared" "a particular description of the room" "he was particularly fussy about spelling"; "a particularly gruesome attack" "loves Bach, particularly his partitas" "everyone has a moment in history which

particularly,adv

belongs particularly to him" pass,n (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls (military) a written leave of absence (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate The location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks Any authorization to pass or go somewhere A document indicating permission to do something without restrictions A flight or run by an aircraft over a target A bad or difficult situation or state of affairs A difficult juncture One complete cycle of operations (as by a computer) You advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent A permit to enter or leave a military installation A complementary (free) ticket A usually brief attempt (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team Success in satisfying a test or requirement Go across or through Pass by Make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation Pass by Place into the hands or custody of Stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point Travel past Come to pass Go unchallenged; be approved Pass (time) in a specific way

"he had a pass for three days"

"we got through the pass before it started to snow" "the pass to visit had a strict time limit" "the media representatives had special passes" "the plane turned to make a second pass"

"a pretty pass" "it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass"

"he had to show his pass in order to get out" "the start got passes for his family" "the pass was fumbled" "he got a pass in introductory chemistry" "We passed the point where the police car had parked" "A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window"; "He passed his professor in the hall" "They passed the amendment"

pass,v

"The sports car passed all the trucks"

Guide or pass over something Transmit information Disappear gradually Go successfully through a test or a selection process Go beyond Accept or judge as acceptable Allow to go without comment or censure Transfer to another; of rights or property Pass into a specified state or condition Be identified, regarded, accepted, or mistaken for someone or something else; as by denying one's own ancestry or background Throw (a ball) to another player Be inherited by Cause to pass Grant authorization or clearance for Pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life Eliminate from the body Of advancing the ball by throwing it The voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb Lacking in energy or will Peacefully resistant in response to injustice Expressing that subject of the sentence is the patient of the action denoted by the verb A small contrasting part of something A small area of ground covered by specific vegetation A piece of cloth used as decoration or to mend or cover a hole A period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition A short set of commands to correct a bug in a computer

"The pain eventually passed off" "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now" "The teacher passed the student although he was weak" "the insult passed as if unnoticed" "Our house passed under his official control" "He could pass as his twin brother"; "She passed as a White woman even though her grandfather was Black" "Smith passed" "She passed around the plates"

pass,adj passive,n

"Pass a kidney stone" "a pass play" "'The ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice"; "'The ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive" "Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself" "passive resistance" "academics seem to favor passive sentences" "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice" "a cabbage patch"; "a briar patch"

passive,adj

patch,n

"a patch of bad weather"

patch,v

paternal,adj

patron,n

pattern,n

program A connection intended to be used for a limited time Sewing or darning that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment) A protective cloth covering for an injured eye A piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body To join or unite the pieces of Provide with a patch; also used metaphorically Mend by putting a patch on Repair by adding pieces Belonging to or inherited from one's father Characteristic of a father Relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent Related on the father's side A regular customer The proprietor of an inn Someone who supports or champions something A perceptual structure A customary way of operation or behavior A decorative or artistic work Something regarded as a normative example A model considered worthy of imitation Something intended as a guide for making something else The path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport Graphical representation (in polar or cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle Plan or create according to a model or models Form a pattern A time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something Temporary inactivity Interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing

"patch the skirt" "The field was patched with snow" "patch a hole" "spent his childhood on the paternal farm"; "paternal traits"

"a paternal aunt"

"a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them" "they changed their dietary pattern"

"the American constitution has provided a pattern for many republics" "a pattern for a skirt" "the traffic patterns around O'Hare are very crowded"; "they stayed in the pattern until the fog lifted"

pattern,v

"These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before"

pause,n

pause,v

"The speaker paused"

peak,n

peak,v peak,adj

peculiar,adj

Cease an action temporarily The most extreme possible amount or value The period of greatest prosperity or productivity The highest level or degree attainable The top point of a mountain or hill A V shape The highest point (of something) A brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes To reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity Of a period of maximal use or demand or activity Approaching or constituting a maximum Beyond or deviating from the usual or expected Unique or specific to a person or thing or category Markedly different from the usual Characteristic of one only; distinctive or special The tissue forming the hard outer layer (of e.g. a fruit) The rind of a fruit or vegetable Strip the skin off Come off in flakes or thin small pieces Get undressed British politician (1788-1850) A tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect) Make perfect or complete Being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish Without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers Precisely accurate or exact Carry out or perform an action Perform a function Give a performance (of something) A dramatic or musical

"We pause for station identification" "voltage peak"

"the peak of perfection"; "summer was at its peak" "the view from the peak was magnificent" "at the peak of the pyramid" "That wild, speculative spirit peaked in 1929" "at peak hours the streets traffic is unbelievable" "working at peak efficiency" "the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves" "a peculiar bond of sympathy between them"; "an expression peculiar to Canadians"; "rights peculiar to the rich" "a peculiar hobby of stuffing and mounting bats"; "a man...feels it a peculiar insult to be taunted with cowardice by a woman" "the peculiar character of the Government of the U.S."

peel,n peel,v

"The paint in my house is peeling off"

peel,n perfect,n

perfect,v perfect,adj

"perfect your French in Paris!" "a perfect circle"; "a perfect reproduction"; "perfect happiness"; "perfect manners"; "a perfect specimen"; "a perfect day" "a perfect idiot" "perfect timing" "Who will perform the wedding?" "Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight"; "We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera" "they listened to ten different

perform,v

performance,n

entertainment

The act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it The act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment Process or manner of functioning or operating Any recognized accomplishment

performances"; "the play ran for 100 performances"; "the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity" "they criticised his performance as mayor"; "experience generally improves performance" "we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal"; "an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto" "they compared the cooking performance of each oven"; "the jet's performance conformed to high standards" "they admired his performance under stress"; "when Roger Maris powered four home runs in one game his performance merits awe" "perhaps she will call tomorrow"

perhaps,adv periodic,adj

periodically,adv permit,n

permit,v

By chance Happening or recurring at regular intervals Recurring at regular intervals Recurring or reappearing from time to time In a sporadic manner A legal document giving official permission to do something The act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization Large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies Consent to, give permission Make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen Allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting A short newspaper article about a particular person or group Concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality Particular to a given individual Of or arising from personality Intimately concerning a person's body or physical being Indicating grammatical person As yourself As a person

"periodic feelings of anxiety"

"She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband" "This permits the water to rush in"; "This will permit the rain to run off" "Children are not permitted beyond this point"

personal,n personal,adj

"a personal favor"; "for your personal use"; "personal papers"; "I have something personal to tell you"; "a personal God"; "he has his personal bank account and she has hers" "personal magnetism" "personal hygiene" "personal verb endings" "speaking personally, I would not want to go" "he is personally repulsive"

personally,adv

physical,adj

In a personal way In the flesh; without involving anyone else Concerning the speaker Involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit Relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics Having substance or material existence; perceptible to the senses According with material things or natural laws (other than those peculiar to living matter) Characterized by energetic bodily activity Concerned with material things Impelled by physical force especially against resistance The person or thing chosen or selected The quantity of a crop that is harvested The best people or things in a group The yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving A small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument A thin sharp implement used for picking A heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both ends A basketball maneuver; obstructing an opponent with one's body The act of choosing or selecting Select carefully from a group Look for and gather Harass with constant criticism Provoke Remove in small bits Remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits Pilfer or rob Pay for something Pull lightly but sharply with a

"he took her comments personally" "I went there personally" "personally, I find him stupid" "physical exercise"; "physical suffering"; "was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance" "physical sciences"; "physical laws" "a physical manifestation" "a reflex response to physical stimuli" "a very physical dance performance" "physical properties"; "the physical characteristics of the earth"; "the physical size of a computer" "a real cop would get physical" "he was my pick for mayor" "it was the biggest peach pick in years"

pick,n

"he used a pick to clean dirt out of the cracks" "they used picks and sledges to break the rocks" "he was called for setting an illegal pick" "you can take your pick" "She finally picked her successor"; "He picked his way carefully" "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers" "Don't always pick on your little brother" "pick a fight or a quarrel" "pick meat from a bone" "pick pockets" "pick up the tab"; "pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages"

pick,v

pile,n

pile,v

plucking motion Attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example Hit lightly with a picking motion Eat intermittently; take small bites of A collection of objects laid on top of each other (often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent A large sum of money (especially as pay or profit) Fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs) Battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series; the earliest electric battery devised by Volta A column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure The yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave A nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy Arrange in stacks Press tightly together or cram Place or lay as if in a pile A painful or straitened circumstance An injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed A slight but appreciable addition A sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action Small sharp biting A squeeze with the fingers The act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal) Squeeze tightly between the fingers Make ridges into by pinching together [Brit] Make off with belongings of others Cut the top off Irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or

"Pick open the ice"

"for uniform color and texture tailors cut velvet with the pile running the same direction"

pinch,n

"The teacher piled work on the students until the parents protested" "the pinch of the recession"

pinch,v

"He pinched her behind"

"the pain is as if sharp points pinch your

plan,n

plan,v

tear A series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished An arrangement scheme Scale drawing of a structure Have the will and intention to carry out some action Make plans for something Make or work out a plan for; devise Make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form Buildings for carrying on industrial labor A living organism lacking the power of locomotion Something planted secretly for discovery by another An actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience Put or set (seeds or seedlings) into the ground Fix or set securely or deeply Set up or lay the groundwork for Place into a river Place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive Put firmly in the mind Experiencing or manifesting pleasure Feeling pleasurable satisfaction over something by which you measures your self-worth Experiencing pleasure or joy Give pleasure to or be pleasing to Be the will of or have the will (to) Give satisfaction A fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience Something or someone that provides pleasure; a source of happiness A formal expression An activity that affords enjoyment Sexual gratification

back" "they drew up a six-step plan"; "they discussed plans for a new bond issue" "a plan for seating guests" "the plans for City Hall were on file" "He plans to be in graduate school next year"; "The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion" "He is planning a trip with his family" "plan an attack" "plan the new wing of the museum" "they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles" "the police used a plant to trick the thieves"; "he claimed that the evidence against him was a plant"

plant,n

plant,v

"Let's plant flowers in the garden" "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent" "plant fish" "Plant a spy in Moscow"; "plant bugs in the dissident's apartment" "Plant a thought in the students' minds"

pleased,adj

pleased,v

pleasure,n

"pleased with the good news" "These colors please the senses"; "a pleasing sensation" "he could do many things if he pleased" "The waiters around her aim to please" "he was tingling with pleasure" "the pleasure of his company" "he serves at the pleasure of the President" "he puts duty before pleasure" "he took his pleasure of her"

plentiful,adj

plot,n

plot,v

pluck,n

pluck,v

plus,n

plus,adj point,n

Existing in great number or quantity Affording an abundant supply Producing in abundance A secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal) A small area of ground covered by specific vegetation The story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc. A chart or map showing the movements or progress of an object Plan secretly, usually something illegal Make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows how things work or how they are constructed Make a plat of The trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury The act of pulling and releasing a taut cord Pull or pull out sharply Sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity Rip off; ask an unreasonable price Pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion Strip of feathers Look for and gather A useful or valuable quality The arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers On the positive side or higher end of a scale Involving advantage or good A geometric element that has position but no extension The precise location of something; a spatially limited location A brief version of the essential meaning of something A specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process An isolated fact that is considered separately from the

"rhinoceroses were once plentiful here" "food is plentiful" "a plentiful year" "they concocted a plot to discredit the governor" "a bean plot" "the characters were well drawn but the plot was banal"

"They plotted the overthrow fo the government"

"pluck the flowers off the bush"

"he plucked the strings of his mandolin" "pluck the capon" "four plus three equals seven" "a plus value"; "temperature of plus 5 degrees"; "a grade of C plus" "a plus factor" "a point is defined by its coordinates" "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street" "get to the point"; "he missed the point of the joke"; "life has lost its point"

"a point of information"

whole An instant of time The object of an activity A V shape A very small circular shape The unit of counting in scoring a game or contest A promontory extending out into a large body of water A distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list A style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect An outstanding characteristic Sharp end Any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass A linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch A punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations A V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer The property of a shape that tapers to a sharp point A distinguishing or individuating characteristic The gun muzzle's direction [Brit] A wall socket A contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts distributor points and current flows to the spark plugs Indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively Be oriented Direct into a position for use Direct the course; determine the direction of traveling Be a signal for or a symptom of Sail close to the wind Mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics

"at that point I had to leave" "what is the point of discussing it?" "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points" "a row of points" "he scored 20 points in the first half"; "a touchdown counts 6 points" "they sailed south around the point" "the main point on the agenda was taken up first"

"his acting was one of the high points of the movie" "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil" "he checked the point on his compass"

"the point of the arrow was due north"

"he knows my bad points as well as my good points" "he held me up at the point of a gun"

point,v

"He pointed to the empty parking space" "The weather vane points North" "point a gun" "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"

pointed,adj

Mark with diacritics Mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes Be positionable in a specified manner Intend (something) to move towards a certain goal Give a point to Repair the joints of bricks Having a point Direct and obvious in meaning or reference; often unpleasant Indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively Be oriented Direct into a position for use Direct the course; determine the direction of traveling Be a signal for or a symptom of Sail close to the wind Mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics Mark with diacritics Mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes Be positionable in a specified manner Intend (something) to move towards a certain goal Give a point to Repair the joints of bricks A line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government A plan of action adopted by an individual or social group Written contract or certificate of insurance The property of being smooth and shiny A highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality A preparation used in polishing (of surfaces) make shine Improve or perfect by pruning or polishing Bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state The Slavic language of Poland

"point the letter"

"The gun points with ease"

"point a chimney" "a pointed critique"; "a pointed allusion to what was going on"; "another pointed look in their direction" "He pointed to the empty parking space" "The weather vane points North" "point a gun" "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"

pointed,v

"point the letter"

"The gun points with ease"

policy,n

"point a chimney" "they debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation" "it was a policy of retribution"; "a politician keeps changing his policies" "you should have read the small print on your policy" "they performed with great polish"

polish,n

polish,v

"polish my shoes" "polish your social manners"

polish,n

polish,adj polite,adj

political,adj

Of or relating to Poland or its people or culture Showing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc. Marked by refinement in taste and manners Not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others Involving or characteristic of politics or parties or politicians Of or relating to your views about social relationships involving authority or power Of or relating to the profession of governing An inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people The top of the head The part of the head between the ears A tame parrot The counting of votes (as in an election) Get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions Vote in an election at a polling station Get the votes of Convert into a pollard Make impure Moderate to inferior in quality Deserving or inciting pity Having little money or few possessions Characterized by or indicating lack of money Low in degree Badly supplied with desirable qualities or substances Not sufficient to meet a need Unsatisfactory Yielding little by great labor Somewhat ill or prone to illness ('ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well

"Polish sausage"

"polite society"

"calling a meeting is a political act in itself"; "political pressure"; "a political machine"; "political office"; "political policy" "political opinions" "political career"

poll,n

poll,v

pollute,v poor,adj

"The industrial wastes polluted the lake" "he would make a poor spy" "Oh, you poor thing"; "his poor distorted limbs" "deplored the gap between rich and poor countries"; "the proverbial poor artist living in a garret" "the country had a poor economy" "expectations were poor" "a poor land"; "the area was poor in timber and coal"; "food poor in nutritive value" "a poor salary" "a poor light for reading"; "poor morale" "poor soil" "feeling poorly" "the team played poorly"

poorly,adj poorly,adv

popularity,n portable,n portable,adj

portion,n

portion,v possess,v

possession,n

possibility,n

possibly,adv

The quality of being widely admired or accepted or sought after A small light typewriter; usually with a case in which it can be carried Easily or conveniently transported Of a motor designed to be attached to the outside of a boat's hull Something determined in relation to something that includes it Something less than the whole of a human artifact The result of parcelling out or sharing Assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group Your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you) An individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal Give out or allot Have as an attribute, knowledge, or skill Have ownership or possession of Enter into and control, as of emotions or ideas The act of having and controlling property Anything owned or possessed Being controlled by passion or the supernatural A mania restricted to one thing or idea A territory that is controlled by a ruling state The trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior (sport) the act of controlling the ball (or puck) A future prospect or potential Capability of existing or happening or being true A tentative theory about the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena A possible alternative By chance

"his charm soon won him affection and popularity"; "the universal popularity of American movies"

"a portable television set" "a portable outboard motor" "I read a portion of the manuscript"

"success that was her portion" "his portion was larger than hers" "he possesses great knowledge about the Middle East" "What possessed you to buy this house?"; "A terrible rage possessed her"

"they took possession of the ball on their own goal line" "this room has great possibilities" "there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired"

"bankruptcy is always a possibility" "we may possibly run into them at the

postpone,v pour,v

With a possibility of becoming actual In a manner or to a degree possible of conceiving To a degree possible of achievement or by possible means Hold back to a later time Cause to run Move in large numbers Pour out Flow in a spurt Supply in large amounts or quantities Rain heavily An expression of approval and commendation Offering words of homage as an act of worship Express approval of Deliver a sermon Speak, plead, or argue in favour of Like better; value more highly Select as an alternative; choose instead; prefer as an alternative Promote over another Give preference to one creditor over another A strong liking A predisposition in favor of something The right or chance to choose Grant of favor or advantage to one over another (especially to a country or countries in matters of international trade, such as levying duties) More desirable than another Preferred above all others and treated with partiality Like better; value more highly Select as an alternative; choose instead; prefer as an alternative Promote over another Give preference to one creditor over another A statement that is assumed to

concert" "introducing possibly dangerous innovations" "is it possibly true?" "they can't possibly get here in time for the funeral?" "let's postpone the exam" "pour water over the floor" "people were pouring out of the theater" "Water poured all over the floor" "We poured money into the education of our children" "Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!" "he always appreciated praise for his work" "they sang a hymn of praise to God" "The parents praised their children for their academic performance" "The minister is not preaching this Sunday" "Some people prefer camping to staying in hotels"; "We prefer sleeping outside"

praise,n

praise,v preach,v

prefer,v

preference,n

"my own preference is for good literature" "his sexual preferences"

preferred,adj preferred,v

"Danny's preferred name is 'Dan'" "Some people prefer camping to staying in hotels"; "We prefer sleeping outside"

premisem,n

premisem,v

prepare,v

preparation,n

presence,n

be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn et forth beforehand, often as an explanation Set forth beforehand, often as an explanation Furnish with a preface or introduction Take something as preexisting and given Make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc Prepare for eating by applying heat To prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery Arrange by systematic planning and united effort Prepare (someone) for a future role or function Create by training and teaching Lead up to and soften by sounding the dissonant note in it as a consonant note in the preceding chord Undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession The activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose A substance prepared according to a formula The cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening The state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action) (music) a note that produces a dissonant chord is first heard in a consonant chord Activity leading to skilled behavior Preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home) The act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat The state of being present; current existence The immediate proximity of

"He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand"

"prepare for war"

"prepare a report"; "prepare a speech"

"The prince was prepared to become King one day" "prepare the discord in bar 139"

"preparations for the ceremony had begun"

"their preparation was more than adequate" "the resolution of one dissonance is often the preparation for another dissonance"

"he left the preparation of meals to his wife" "he tested for the presence of radon "she blushed in his presence"; "he sensed

preserve,n

preserve,v

preside,v press,n

someone or something An invisible spiritual being felt to be nearby The impression that something is present Dignified manner or conduct The act of being present A domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone A reservation where animals are protected Fruit preserved by cooking with sugar Keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last Keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction To keep up and reserve for personal or special use Prevent (food) from rotting Maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger Keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing Act as president Newspaper writers and photographers The state of urgently demanding notice or attention The gathering and publishing of news in the form of newspapers or magazines A machine used for printing A dense crowd of people A tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes Clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use Any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids A weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead Exert pressure or force to or upon Force or impel in an indicated direction To be oppressive or burdensome

the presence of danger" "he felt the presence of an evil force"

"medicine is no longer a male preserve"

"preserve the peace in the family" "We preserve these archeological findings" "preserved meats" "preserve the forest and the lakes" "preside over companies and corporations" "the press of business matters"

press,v

"He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot" "weigh heavily on the mind", "Something

pressure,n

Place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure Squeeze or press together Crowd closely Create by pressing The force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit) A force that compels The act of pressing; the exertion of pressure The state of urgently demanding notice or attention The somatic sensation of pressure An oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress To cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means Exert pressure on someone through threats A high standing achieved through success or influence or wealth etc. Pleasing by delicacy or grace; not imposing (used ironically) unexpectedly bad [Brit] Used as an intensifier ('jolly' is used informally in Britain) The act of preventing At an earlier time or formerly

pressed on his mind" "pressed flowers" "The crowds pressed along the street" "Press little holes into the soft clay" "the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure" "the public brought pressure to bear on the government" "he used pressure to stop the bleeding"

"the sensitivity of his skin to pressure and temperature was normal"

pressure,v

prestige,n pretty,adj

"he wanted to achieve power and prestige" "pretty girl"; "pretty song"; "pretty room" "a pretty mess"; "a pretty kettle of fish" "pretty big"; "pretty bad" "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza" "she had previously lived in Chicago"; "he was previously president of a bank"; "better than anything previously proposed"; "a previously unquestioned attitude" "he takes pride in his son's success"

pretty,adv prevention,n previously,adv

pride,n

pride,v prime,n

A feeling of self-respect and personal worth Satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements The trait of being spurred on by a dislike of falling below your standards A group of lions Unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem (personified as one of the deadly sins) Be proud of A number that has no factor but

"He prides himself on making it into law school"

prime,v

prime,adj

primary,n

primary,adj

primarily,adv principal,n

principal,adj

itself and 1 The period of greatest prosperity or productivity The second canonical hour; about 6 a.m. The time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest Insert a primer into (a gun, mine, charge, etc.) preparatory to detonation or firing Cover with a primer; apply a primer to Fill with priming liquid First in rank or degree Used of the first or originating agent Of superior grade Of or relating to or being an integer that cannot be factored into other integers At the best stage A preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen One of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing Coil forming the part of an electrical circuit such that changing current in it induces a current in a neighboring circuit Of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondhand Not derived from or reducible to something else; basic Most important element Of or being the essential or basic part Of primary importance For the most part Of primary import The original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated The educator who has executive authority for a school An actor who plays a principal role Capital as contrasted with the income derived from it The major party to a financial transaction at a stock exchange; buys and sells for his own account Most important element

"prime a cannon"; "prime a mine"

"prime a car engine" "the prime minister" "prime mover" "prime beef" "prime number" "our manhood's prime vigor"

"current through the primary coil induces current in the secondary coil" "primary goals"; "a primary effect"; "primary sources"; "a primary interest" "a primary instinct" "policemen were primary targets"

"this is primarily a question of economics" "she sent unruly pupils to see the principal"

"the principal rivers of America"; "the

principal example" prior,n prior,adj priority,n privacy,n The head of a religious order; in an abbey the prior is next below the abbot Earlier in time Status established in order of importance or urgency Preceding in time The quality of being secluded from the presence or view of others The condition of being concealed or hidden Kept private or confined to those intimately concerned By a private person or interest Open to doubt or debate Making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve A particular course of action intended to achieve a result A sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents A writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant A mental process that you are not directly aware of A natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant Deal with in a routine way Subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition Perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information Institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against Shape, form, or improve a

"national independence takes priority over class struggle"

privately,adv

problematic,adj

"it was discussed privately between the two men"; "privately, she thought differently"; "some member of his own party hoped privately for his defeat" "a privately financed campaign" "If you ever get married, which seems to be extremely problematic" "a problematic situation at home" "it was a process of trial and error" "events now in process"; "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls" "the process of thinking"

process,n

"the process of denial" "a bony process" "process a loan"; "process the applicants" "process cheese"; "process hair"

process,v

"The results of the elections were still being processed when he gave his acceptance speech" "He was warned that the district attorney would process him" "process iron"

production,n

material Deliver a warrant or summons to someone March in a procession (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale A presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television The act or process of producing something An artifact that has been created by someone or some process (law) the act of exhibiting in a court of law The quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time) A display that is exaggerated or unduly complicated The creation of value or wealth by producing goods and services In a professional manner Yielding material gain or profit Promoting benefit or gain Providing profit Productive of profit Gradual improvement or growth or development The act of moving forward toward a goal A movement forward Develop in a positive way Move forward, also in the metaphorical sense Form or accumulate steadily Showing possibility of achievement or excellence Full or promise Make a promise or commitment Promise to undertake or give Make a prediction about; tell in advance Give grounds for expectations Contribute to the progress or growth of Give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

"He was processed by the sheriff" "They processed into the dining room" "he introduced more efficient methods of production" "have you seen the new production of Hamlet?" "Shakespeare's production of poetry was enormous"; "the production of white blood cells" "they export most of their agricultural production" "the appellate court demanded the production of all documents" "production was up in the second quarter"

"she tends to make a big production out of nothing" "professionally trained staff" "profitable speculation on the stock market" "a profitable meeting to resolve difficulties" "a profitable conversation" "a profitable enterprise" "great progress in the arts"

professionally,adv profitable,adj

progress,n

progress,v

"he listened for the progress of the troops" "He progressed well in school"

promising,adj

"a promising young man" "the scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career" "I promise you my best effort" "The new results were promising"; "The results promised fame and glory" "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom" "I got promoted after many years of hard work"

promising,v

promote,v

promotion,n

prompt,n

prompt,v

prompt,adj

provided,con provided,v

Make publicity for; try to sell (a product) Be changed for a superior chess or checker piece Change a pawn for a king by advancing it to the eighth row, or change a checker piece for a more valuable piece by moving it the row closest to your opponent A message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution Act of raising in rank or position Encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something The advancement of some enterprise A cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken) (computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command Someone who assists a performer by providing the next words of a forgotten speech Give an incentive for action Serve as the inciting cause of Assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned According to schedule or without delay Characterized by speed and efficiency Quick in apprehending or reacting Performed with little or no delay On condition, with the understanding, if; usually followed by that Provide or furnish with Provide what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance Determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation Mount or put up

"She prompted me to call my relatives"

"a prompt reply"

"a prompt (or ready) response"; "a prompt smile" "prompt obedience" "I'll go provided that I can wear what I like" "We provided the room with an electrical heater" "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests" "The will provides that each child should receive half of the money"; "The Constitution provides for the right to free speech"

provision,n

provision,v publicly,adv

publicity,n pull,n

Make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain Supply means of subsistence; earn a living Take measures in preparation for A stipulated condition The activity of supplying or providing something The cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening A store or supply of something (especially of food or clothing or arms) Supply with provisions In a manner accessible to or observable by the public; openly By the public or the people generally A message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution The act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you The force used in pulling Special advantage or influence A device used for pulling something A sharp strain on muscles or ligaments A slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke) A sustained effort Cause to move along the ground by pulling Direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes Move into a certain direction Apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion Perform an act, usually with a negative connotation Bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover Steer into a certain direction Strain abnormally

"This procedure provides for lots of leeway "He provides for his large family by working three jobs" "provide for the proper care of the passengers on the cruise ship" "he accepted subject to one provision"

"she admitted publicly to being a communist" "publicly provided medical care"; "publicly financed schools"

"the pull up the hill had him breathing harder" "the pull of the moon"; "the pull of the current" "the chairman's nephew has a lot of p "he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer" "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"

pull,v

"it was a long pull but we made it" "pull a sled" "The ad pulled in many potential customers"; "This pianist pulls huge crowds" "the car pulls to the right" "Pull the rope"; "Pull the handle towards you"; "pull the string gently"; "pull the trigger of the gun"; "pull your knees towards your chin" "pull a bank robbery" "pull out a gun"; "The mugger pulled a knife on his victim" "pull one's horse to a stand"; "Pull the car over" "I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up"; "The athlete pulled a tendon

Cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense Operate when rowing a boat Rein in to keep from winning a race Tear or be torn violently Hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing Strip of feathers Draw or pull out, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense Take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for Take away psychological,adj Mental or emotional as opposed to physical in nature Of or relating to or determined by psychology A message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution (boxing) a blow with the fist An iced mixed drink usually containing alcohol and prepared for multiple servings; normally served in a punch bowl A tool for making (usually circular) holes Deliver a quick blow to Drive forcibly as if by a punch Make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation The quality or habit of adhering to an appointed time Impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on Being undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material The state of being free from sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil A woman's virtue or chastity An anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions What something is used for The quality of being determined to do or achieve something Propose or intend

in the competition" "A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter" "pull the oars" "pull a horse" "pull the cooked chicken into strips" "pull the ball" "pull a chicken" "pull weeds" "I'm pulling for the underdog" "pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf" "give psychological support"; "psychological warfare" "psychological theories"

publicity,n punch,n

punch,v

"he punched me in the stomach" "the nail punched through the wall"

punctuality,n punish,v purity,n

"we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again"

purpose,n

"he is a man of purpose"

purpose,v

purposeful,adj

push,n

Reach a decision Serving as or indicating the existence of a purpose or goal Having meaning through having an aim The act of applying force in order to move something away The force used in pushing Enterprising or ambitious drive An electrical switch operated by pressing a button

"led a happy purposeful life" "he gave the door a hard push" "the push of the water on the walls of the tank" "the elevator was operated by push buttons"; "the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk" "the army made a push toward the sea" "He pushed her to finish her doctorate" "The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model" "We have to push a little to make the deadline!" "she pushed against the wall with all her strength" "She is pushing fifty" "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate" "The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs" "The crowd pushed forward" "'Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman" "Put your things here" "That song put me in awful good humor" "I wouldn't put it that way" "She put too much emphasis on her the last statement"; "He put all his efforts into this job"; "The teacher put an interesting twist to the interpretation of the story" "Put money into bonds" "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M." "He put her to the torture" "put these words to music" "I put these memories with those of bygone times"

push,v

put,v

An effort to advance Move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner" Press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action Make publicity for; try to sell (a product) Strive and make an effort to reach a goal Press against forcefully without being able to move Approach a certain age or speed Exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for Sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs) Move strenuously and with effort Make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby Put into a certain place or abstract location Cause to be in a certain state; cause to be in a certain relation Formulate in a particular style or language Attribute or give

Make an investment Estimate Cause (someone) to undergo something Adapt Arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events, etc.

qualify,v

Prove capable or fit; meet requirements Pronounce fit or able Make more specific Make fit or prepared Specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement A search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria The act of searching for something Make a search (for) Search the trail of (game) Seek alms, as for religious purposes Express the need or desire for; ask for Accomplished rapidly and without delay Hurried and brief Moving quickly and lightly Apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity Performed with little or no delay Easily aroused or excited The absence of sound An untroubled state; free from disturbances Make calm or still Characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity Free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound Not showy or obtrusive In a softened tone To a degree (not used with a negative) To the greatest extent; completely Of an unusually noticeable or exceptional or remarkable kind (not used with a negative) Repeat a passage from Name the price of Refer to for illustration or proof Put quote marks around

"She was qualified to run the marathon"; "They nurses were qualified to administer the injections" "qualify these remarks" "Your education qualifies you for this job"

quest,n quest,v

"a quest for wealth" "a quest for diamonds" "Things that die with their eyes open and questing"; "The animal came questing through the forest" "The dog went off and quested" "was quick to make friends"; "his quick reaction prevented an accident" "a quick inspection" "quick of foot" "a quick mind" "was quick to respond" "a quick temper" "the street was quiet" "quiet the dragons of worry and fear" "a quiet life"; "a quiet throng of onlookers"; "quiet peace-loving people"; "the factions remained quiet for almost 10 years" "a quiet audience at the concert"; "the room was dark and quiet" "clothes in quiet good taste" "a quiet reprimand" "quite tasty"; "quite soon"; "quite ill"; "quite rich" "you're quite right"; "she was quite alone"; "was quite mistaken"; "quite the opposite"; "not quite finished"; "did not quite make it"

quick,adj

quiet,n quiet,v quiet,adj

Quite,adv

quote,v

"He quoted the Bible to her" "quote prices for cars" "He said he could quote several instances of this behavior" "Here the author is quoting his colleague" "the race for the presidency" "some biologists doubt that there are important genetic differences between

Race,n

Any competition People who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock

Race,v

A contest of speed Step on it Compete in a race To work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others Cause to move fast or to rush or race Of or related to genetically distinguished groups of people Of or characteristic of race or races or arising from differences among groups The amount a salary is increased Increasing the size of a bet (as in poker) The act of raising something Raise the level or amount of something Raise from a lower to a higher position Cause to be heard or known; express or utter Collect funds for a specific purpose Cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques Bring up Evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic Construct, build, or erect Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) Create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise Cause to assemble or enlist in the military Put forward for consideration or discussion Pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth Activate or stir up Establish radio communications with Bring (a surface, a design, etc.) into relief and cause to project Put an end to Cause to become alive again An area in which something acts or operates or has power or control The limits within which something can be effective A large tract of grassy open land on which livestock can graze A series of hills or mountains A place for shooting (firing or driving) projectiles of various kinds

races of human beings" "the race is to the swift" "The cars raced down the street" "let's race and see who gets there first" "We are racing to find a cure for AIDS" "The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze" "racial groups" "racial differences"; "racial discrimination" "he got a 3% raise" "I'll see your raise and double it" "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up" "raise my salary"; "raise the price of bread" "Raise your hands" "raise a shout"; "raise a protest"; "raise a sad cry" "The President raised several million dollars for his college" "We raise hogs here" "raise a family" "raise the specter of unemployment" "Raise a barn" "raise a smile" "raise hell"; "raise the roof"; "raise Cain" "raise an army" "raise the question of promotions" "raise your 'o'" "raise a mutiny" "They managed to raise Hanoi last night" "raised edges" "raise a siege" "raise from the dead" "the range of a supersonic jet" "range of motion" "they used to drive the cattle across the open range every spring"; "he dreamed of a home on the range" "the valley was between two ranges of hills"; "the plains lay just beyond the mountain range" "the army maintains a missile range in the desert"; "any good golf club will have a

racial,adj

raise,n

raise,v

range,n

The limits of the values a function can take A variety of different things or activities range,v Change or be different within limits

rapid,adj rare,adj

Have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun Let eat Done or occurring in a brief period of time Characterized by speed; moving with or capable of moving with high speed Not widely known; especially valued for its uncommonness Recurring only at long intervals Not widely distributed Marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind Having low density (of meat) cooked a short time; still red inside Amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis A magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit The relative speed of progress or change Assign a rank or rating to Be worthy of or have a certain rating Estimate the value of

range where you can practice" "the range of this function is the interval from 0 to 1" "he answered a range of questions"; "he was impressed by the range and diversity of the collection" "Estimates for the losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billion"; "The instruments ranged from tuba to cymbals"; "My students range from very bright to dull" "This gun ranges over two miles" "range the animals in the prairie" "a rapid rise through the ranks" "a rapid movement" "a rare word"; "rare books" "a rare appearance"; "total eclipses are rare events" "rare herbs"; "rare patches of gree in the desert" "what is so rare as a day in June"; "a rare skill" "rare gasses" "rare roast beef" "a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5" "they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; "the rate of change was faster than expected" "he works at a great rate "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide" "This bond rates highly" "How would you rate his chances to become President?"; "Gold was rated highly among the Romans" "rather than disappoint the children, he did two quick tricks before he left"; "he didn't call; rather, he wrote her a letter" "it was rather cold"; "the party was rather nice"; "the knife is rather dull"; "I rather regret that I cannot attend"; "He's rather good at playing the cello" "I'd rather be in Philadelphia" "raw wool"; "raw sugar" "a raw wound" "raw sewage" "raw fury"; "you may kill someone someday with your raw power"

rate,n

rate,v

rather,ad v

On the contrary To some (great or small) extent

raw,adj

More readily or willingly (used especially of commodities) in the natural unprocessed condition Having the surface exposed and painful Not treated with heat to prepare it for eating Not processed or refined Devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure

Brutally unfair or harsh Not processed or subjected to analysis Untempered and unrefined Unpleasantly cold and damp Inflamed and painful Used of wood and furniture Lacking training or experience The limits within which something can be effective An area in which something acts or operates or has power or control The act of physically reaching or thrusting out Reach a destination, either real or abstract Reach a point in time, or a certain state or level Move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense Be in or establish communication with To extend as far as Undergo a chemical reaction; react with another substance under certain conditions Act against or in opposition to Without much difficulty Being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory No less than what is stated; worthy of the name

"received raw treatment from his friends"; "a raw deal" "raw data"; "the raw cost of production" "raw talent"; "raw beauty" "his throat was raw" "raw wood" "raw recruits" "he was beyond the reach of their fire" "outside the reach of the law"

reach,n

reach,v

"The water reached the doorstep" "This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour" "Government reaches out to the people" "Our advertisements reach millions" "The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall" "The hydrogen and the oxygen react" "She reacts negatively to everything I say" "these snakes can be identified readily" "real objects"; "real people; not ghosts"; "a film based on real life"; "a real illness"; "real humility"; "Life is real! Life is earnest!" "the real reason"; "real war"; "a real friend"; "a real woman"; "meat and potatoes--I call that a real meal"; "it's time he had a real job"; "it's no penny-ante job--he's making real money" "real mink" "statistics demonstrate that poverty and unemployment are very real problems"; "to the man sleeping regularly in doorways homelessness is real" "his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor" "real prices"; "real income"; "real wages" "real property consists of land and buildings; real estate" "a recent graduate experiencing the real world for the first time" "Does she realize how important this decision is?"

react,v

readily,a dv real,adj

Not synthetic or spurious; of real or natural origin Not to be taken lightly

Possible to be treated as fact Being value measured in terms of purchasing power (of property) fixed or immovable Coinciding with reality Founded on practical matters realize,v Be fully aware or cognizant of Perceive (an idea or situation) mentally Make real or concrete; give reality or

really,ad v

substance to Earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages In accordance with truth or fact or reality In actual fact In fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers) Used as intensifiers; 'real' is sometimes used informally for 'really'; 'rattling' is informal A call to return The process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort) Summon to return Cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression Make unavailable; bar from sale or distribution Cause to be returned Being new in a time not long past Of the immediate past or just previous to the present time Near to or not long before the present Open to arguments, ideas, or change Ready or willing to receive favorably Repeat aloud from memory Render verbally, "recite a poem" Specify individually

"they don't really listen to us" "really, you shouldn't have done it" "a really enjoyable evening" "the recall of our ambassador" "he has total recall of the episode" "The ambassador was recalled to his country" "She was recalled by a loud laugh" "The company recalled the product when it was found to be faulty" "recall the defective auto tires" "recent graduates"; "a recent addition to the house"; "recent buds on the apple trees" "his recent trip to Africa"; "in recent months"; "a recent issue of the journal" "recent times"; "of recent origin" "receptive to reason and the logic of facts" "receptive to the proposals" "she recited a poem"; "The pupil recited his lesson for the day" "The doctor recited the list of possible side effects of the drug" "We do not recognize your gods" "The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution"; "recognize an academic degree" "My work is not recognized by anybody!"; "The best student was recognized by the Dean" "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day" "Honesty recommends any person"

recall,n

recall,v

recent,a dj

receptiv e,adj recite,v

recogniz e,v

Accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority Grant credentials to Show approval or appreciation of

recomm end,v recomm endation ,n

Push for something Express a good opinion of Make attractive or acceptable Something (as a course of action) that is recommended as advisable Any quality or characteristic that gains a person a favorable reception or acceptance or admission

"her pleasant personality is already a recommendation"

record,n

Anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events The number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had An extreme attainment; the best (or worst) performance ever attested (as in a sport) The sum of recognized accomplishments A list of crimes for which an accused person has been previously convicted A compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone A document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction Get or find back; recover the use of Get over an illness or shock Regain a former condition after a financial loss Regain or make up for Cover anew Activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation An activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates In the act of committing a crime or other reprehensible act Cut down on; make a reduction in Make less complex Bring to humbler or weaker state or condition Lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation Lessen and make more modest Make smaller Narrow or limit Undergo meiosis Be cooked until very little liquid is left Cook until very little liquid is left Have to do with or be relevant to Think of, regard, or classify under a subsuming principle or with a general group or in relation to another Send or direct for treatment, information,

"the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques" "at 9-0 they have the best record in their league" "he tied the Olympic record"; "coffee production last year broke all previous records"; "Chicago set the homicide record" "the lawyer has a good record"; "the track record shows that he will be a good president" "he ruled that the criminal record of the defendant could not be disclosed to the court"; "the prostitute had a record a mile long" "Al Smith used to say, 'Let's look at the record'"; "his name is in all the record" "they could find no record of the purchase"

recover, v

"We expect the stocks to recover to $2.90" "recover a chair" "days of joyous recreation with his friends" "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation" "caught red-handed" "reduce your daily fat intake" "reduce a problem to a single question" "He reduced the population to slavery" "She reduced her niece to a servant" "reduce one's standard of living" "reduce an image" "reduce the influx of foreigners" "The cells reduce" "The sauce should reduce to one cup" "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time" "There were lots of questions referring to her talk" "This plant can be referred to a known species" "refer a patient to a specialist"; "refer a bill

recreatio n,n

redhand ed,adj reduce,v

refer,v

referenc e,n

or a decision Seek information from A remark that calls attention to something or someone An indicator that orients you generally A book to which you can refer for authoritative facts A formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability The act of referring or consulting A publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to The relation between a word or phrase and the object or idea it refers to Refer to Improve or perfect by pruning or polishing Make more complex, intricate, or richer Treat or prepare so as to put in a usable condition Reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities Attenuate or reduce in vigor, strength, or validity by polishing or purifying Make more precise or increase the discriminatory powers of A change for the better as a result of correcting abuses A campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices Self-improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice Make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices Bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one Produce by cracking Improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition Change for the better Paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people) The condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded) A feeling of friendship and esteem A part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or

to a committee" "refer to your notes" "the speaker made several references to his wife" "it is used as a reference for comparing the heating and the electrical energy involved" "he contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic" "requests for character references are all too often answered evasively" "reference to an encyclopedia produced the answer" "he carried an armful of references back to his desk" "he argued that reference is a consequence of conditioned reflexes" "he referenced his colleagues' work" "refine one's style of writing" "refine a design or pattern" "refine paper stock"; "refine pig iron"; "refine oil" "refine sugar" "many valuable nutrients are refined out of the foods in our modern diet" "refine a method of analysis"; "refine the constant in the equation" "justice was for sale before the reform of the law courts" "the reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians" "the family rejoiced in the drunkard's reform" "reform a political system" "The Church reformed me"; "reform your conduct" "reform gas" "reform the health system in this country" "The lazy student promised to reform" "give him my kind regards" "a man who has earned high regard" "she mistook his manly regard for love" "in the abdominal region"

referenc e,v refine,v

reform,n

reform,v

region,n

register, v

nerve The approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in 'in the region of') A knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about Enroll to vote Be aware of Show in one's face Send by registered mail Enter into someone's consciousness

"it was going to take in the region of two or three months to finish the job" "here we enter the region of opinion" "register for an election" "Did you register any change when I pressed the button?" "Her surprise did not register" "I'd like to register this letter" "Did this event register in your parents' minds?" "regulate the temperature" "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate" "he missed too many rehearsals"; "a rehearsal will be held the day before the wedding" "I reject the idea of starting a war"; "The journal rejected the student's paper" "His body rejected the liver of the donor" "Black people were often rejected by country clubs" "I cannot relate these events at all" "The witness related the events" "How are these two observations related?" "She relates well to her peers" "he wrote a note expressing his regret" "I regret I can't come to the party" "I regret to say that you did not gain admission to Harvard" "Please relay the news to the villagers" "a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra" "there was a sudden release of oxygen"; "the release of iodine from the thyroid gland"

regulate, v rehearsa l,n reject,v

Fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of Bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations A practice session in preparation for a public performance (as of a play or speech or concert) Refuse to accept or acknowledge Resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ Refuse entrance or membership

relate,v

regret,n regret,v relay,v release, n

Make a logical or causal connection Give an account of Be in a relationship with Have or establish a relationship to Sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment Decline formally or politely Be sorry Pass along Control or operate by relay Merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film) A process that liberates or discharges something An announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation Euphemistic expressions for death A formal written statement of relinquishment Generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids Make (information) available publication Make (assets) available

release, v

"release a hormone into the blood stream" "release the list with the names of the prisoners" "release the holdings in the dictator's bank

relief,n

The feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced The condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress) (law) redress awarded by a court Assistance in time of difficulty Aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped The act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance) The act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged Concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church Having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity Extremely scrupulous and conscientious Have confidence or faith in Worthy of reliance or trust Conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief Worthy of being depended on Unusual or striking Worthy of notice Recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection Keep in mind for attention or consideration Recapture the past; indulge in memories Show appreciation to Mention favourably, as in prayer Mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship Exercise, or have the power of, memory Call to remembrance; keep alive the memory of someone or something, as in a ceremony Remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc. or remove something abstract Shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes

account" "as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief" "he enjoyed his relief from responsibility" "was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?" "the contributions provided some relief for the victims" "he has been on relief for many years" "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain" "he asked for troops for the relief of Atlanta" "religious texts"; "a member if a religious order" "a religious man"; "religious attitude" "religious in observing the rules of health" "Rely on your friends" "a reliable source of information" "reliable information" "a reliable source of information" "a remarkable sight" "a remarkable achievement" "I can't remember saying any such thing"; "can you remember her phone number?"; "Do you remember that he once loved you?" "Remember the Alamo"; "Remember to call your mother every day!" "he remembered how he used to pick flowers" "He remembered her in his will" "remember me in your prayers" "Remember me to your wife" "After the shelling, many people lost the ability to remember"; "some remember better than others"

religious, adj

rely,v reliable, adj

remarka ble,adj rememb er,v

remove, v

"remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "He removed his children to the countryside"; "Remove the troops to the forest surrounding the city"; "remove a

Get rid of something abstract renowne d,adj replace, v Widely known and esteemed Substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected) Take the place or move into the position of

case to another court" "The death of her mother removed the last obstacle to their marriage" "a renowned painter" "He replaced the old razor blade"; "We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago"; "the insurance will replace the lost income"; "This antique vase can never be replaced" "Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left"; "Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school" "the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt" "replace the book on the shelf after you have finished reading it" "This period is represented by Beethoven" "I represent the silent majority"

Put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items Put something back where it belongs represen t,v Take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to Be representative or typical for Be a delegate or spokesperson for; represent somebody's interest or be a proxy or substitute for, as of politicians and office holders representing their constituents, or of a tenant representing other tenants in a housing dispute Serve as a means of expressing something Form or compose Be the defense counsel for someone in a trial Create an image or likeness of Describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality Point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance Bring forward and present to the mind require,v resembl e,v reserve, v reside,v resign,v Require as useful, just, or proper Consider obligatory; request and expect Appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to Obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance Arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance Make one's home or live in Leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily Give up or retire from a position Part with a possession or right

"The flower represents a young girl" "This sum represents my entire income for a year" "Ms. Smith will represent the defendant" "The painter represented his wife as a young girl" "He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel" "our parents represented to us the need for more caution" "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason" "success usually requires hard work" "We require our secretary to be on time" "She resembles her mother very much"; "This paper resembles my own work" "We managed to reserve a table at Maxim's" "reserve me a seat on a flight" "She resides officially in Iceland" "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds" "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal" "resign a claim to the throne"

resolutio n,n

respect, n

Accept as inevitable The trait of being resolute; firmness of purpose Something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making A decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner (usually preceded by 'in') a detail or point An attitude of admiration or esteem A courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard Behavior intended to please your parents A feeling of friendship and esteem Courteous regard for people's feelings Considered individually Reply or respond to Respond favorably or as hoped

"He resigned himself to his fate" "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work" "they never did achieve a final resolution of their differences" "he always wrote down his New Year's resolutions" "it differs in that respect" "she lost all respect for him" "be sure to give my respects to the dean" "he went to law school out of respect for his father's wishes" "he inspires respect" "out of respect for his privacy" "the respective club members"

respectiv e,adj respond, v respons e,n

A result A bodily process occurring due to the effect of some foregoing stimulus or agent A statement (either spoken or written) that is made in reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation Worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held accountable

"The cancer responded to the aggressive therapy" "this situation developed in response to events in Africa" "his responses have slowed with age"

responsi ble,adj

Being the agent or cause Having an acceptable credit rating Place restrictions on Place limits on (extent or access) Document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability A coming to or returning home The occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction The act of returning to a prior location The income arising from land or other property Happening again (especially at regular intervals) A reciprocal group action A tennis stroke that returns the ball to the

"a responsible adult"; "responsible journalism"; "a responsible position"; "the captain is responsible for the ship's safety"; "the cabinet is responsible to the parliament" "determined who was the responsible party"; "termites were responsible for the damage" "a responsible borrower" "restrict the use of this parking lot" "his gross income was enough that he had to file a tax return" "on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party" "they set out on their return to the base camp" "the average return was about 5%" "the return of spring" "in return we gave them as good as we got" "he won the point on a cross-court return"

restrict,v return,n

return,v

review,n

review,v

other player Come back to place where one has been before, or return to a previous activity Give back Return in kind Make a return Be restored Be inherited by Return to a previous position; in mathematics A new appraisal or evaluation A summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion A formal or official examination Look at again; examine again Appraise critically Refresh one's memory Look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events, etc.); remember Improved or brought up to date Altered or revised by rephrasing or by adding or deleting material Markedly new or introducing radical change Relating to or having the nature of a revolution Advocating or engaged in revolution A recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing Benefit resulting from some event or action Bestow honor or rewards upon Possessing material wealth Having an abundant supply of desirable qualities or substances (especially natural resources) Of great worth or quality Marked by great fruitfulness Strong; intense Very productive High in mineral content; having a high proportion of fuel to air Suggestive of or characterized by great expense Marked by richness and fullness of flavor Highly seasoned or containing large amounts of choice ingredients such as butter or sugar or eggs Pleasantly full and mellow Affording an abundant supply

"return a compliment"; "return her love" "return a kickback" "Her old vigor returned" "The land returned to the family" "The point returned to the interior of the figure"

revised, adj revolutio nary,adj

"the platoon stood ready for review" "let's review your situation" "She reviews books for the New York Times" "I reviewed the material before the test" "she reviewed her achievements with pride" "a revised edition"

"a revolutionary discovery" "revolutionary wars"; "the Revolutionary era" "revolutionary pamphlets"; "a revolutionary junta" "virtue is its own reward" "reaping the rewards of generosity" "The scout was rewarded for courageous action" "her father is extremely rich"; "many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles" "blessed with a land rich in minerals"; "rich in ideas"; "rich with cultural interest" "a rich collection of antiques" "rich soil" "a rich red" "rich seams of coal" "a rich vein of copper", "a rich gas mixture" "a rich display" "a rich ruby port" "kept gorging on rich foods"; "rich pastries"; "rich eggnog" "a rich tenor voice" "a rich supply"

reward,n reward,v rich,adj

ride,v

Sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions Be carried or travel on or in a vehicle Continue undisturbed and without interference Move like a floating object Harass with persistent criticism or carping Be sustained or supported or borne

"Did you ever ride a camel?" "I ride to work in a bus"; "He rides the subway downtown every day" "Let it ride" "The moon rode high in the night sky" "Don't ride me so hard over my failure" "His glasses rode high on his nose"; "The child rode on his mother's hips"; "She rode a wave of popularity"; "The brothers rode to an easy victory on their father's political name" "This car rides smoothly" "The outcomes rides on the results of the election" "Ship rides at anchor" "He rides his bicycle to work every day"; "She loves to ride her new motorcycle through town" "Shorts that ride up"; "This skirt keeps riding up my legs" "Ride the freeways of California" "Don't ride the clutch!" "The bull was riding the cow" "her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous" "a rigid strip of metal"; "a table made of rigid plastic" "a rigid disciplinarian" "a face rigid with pain" "the car couldn't make it up the rise" "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon" "they asked for a 10% rise in rates" "the value of our house rose sharply last year" "The building rose before them" "They rose early" "the dough rose slowly in the warm room" "Her spirits rose when she heard the good news" "rise to a challenge"; "rise to the occasion" "The sun also rises" "a rising trend"; "a rising market" "the rising sun" "rising prices"

Have certain properties when driven Be contingent on Lie moored or anchored Sit on and control a vehicle Climb up on the body Ride over, along, or through Keep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot Copulate with Completely devoid of wisdom or good sense Incapable of or resistant to bending Incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances Fixed and unmoving A growth in strength or number or importance An upward slope or grade (as in a road) A movement upward An increase in cost Increase in value or to a higher point Rise up Get up and out of bed Increase in volume Become heartened or elated Exert oneself to meet a challenge Come up, of celestial bodies Advancing or becoming higher or greater in degree or value or status (of a heavenly body) becoming visible above the horizon Increasing in amount or degree

ridiculou s,adj rigid,adj

rise,n

rise,v

rising,adj

risky,adj

Coming to maturity Newly come into prominence Involving risk or danger Not financially safe or secure

rotation, n

The act of rotating as if on an axis A single complete turn (axial or orbital) A planned recurrent sequence (of crops or personnel etc.)

ruin,n ruin,v

An irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction A ruined building Destroy completely; damage irreparably Destroy or cause to fail Reduce to ruins

"the rising generation" "a rising young politician" "extremely risky going out in the tide and fog" "anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky" "the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music" "the plane made three rotations before it crashed" "crop rotation makes a balanced demand on the fertility of the soil"; "the manager had only four starting pitchers in his rotation" "you have brought ruin on this entire family" "they explored several Roman ruins" "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her makeup" "This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election" "The country lay ruined after the war"

spark,n,n

Sacrifice,v

Personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective) A loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value The act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity (sacrifice) an out that advances the base runners Endure the loss of Kill or destroy

"he had to sell his car at a considerable sacrifice"

"The animals were sacrificed after the experiment"; "The general had to sacrifice several soldiers to save the regiment" "a safe trip"; "you will be safe here"; "a safe place"; "a safe bet" "the runner was called safe when the baseman dropped the ball" "your secret is safe with me" "We sailed the Atlantic"; "He sailed the Pacific all alone" "I love sailing, especially on the open sea" "The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow" "the goalie made a brilliant save"; "the relief pitcher got credit for a save" "She saved the old family

safe,adj

Make a sacrifice of; in religious rituals Free from danger or the risk of harm Of an undertaking Having reached a base without being put out Financially sound In safekeeping Traverse or travel by ship on (a body of water) Move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions Travel by boat on a boat propelled by wind or by other means (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring To keep up and reserve for personal

sail,v

save,n save,v

or special use Feather one's nest; have a nest egg Make unnecessary an expenditure or effort saw,v Spend sparingly, avoid the waste of Perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight Perceive (an idea or situation) mentally Perceive or be contemporaneous with

Imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind Deem to be Get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally See or watch Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort Come together Be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something Go to see for professional or business reasons Go to see for a social visit Visit a place, as for entertainment Take charge of or deal with Receive as a specified guest Date regularly; have a steady relationship with See and understand, have a good eye Deliberate or decide Observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect Go or live through Accompany or escort Match or meet Make sense of; assign a meaning to

photographs in a drawer" "He saves half his salary" "This will save money"; "I'll save you the trouble"; "This will save you a lot of time" "This move will save money" "You have to be a good observer to see all the details"; "Can you see the bird in that tree?"; "He is blind--he cannot see" "Now I see!"; "I just can't see your point" "You'll see a lot of cheating in this school"; "I want to see results"; "The 1960 saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions"; "I want to see results" "I can't see him on horseback!"; "I can see what will happen"; "I can see a risk in this strategy" "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do" "I see that you have been promoted" "see a movie" "I want to see whether she speaks French"; "See whether it works" "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!" "See that the curtains are closed" "You should see a lawyer"; "We had to see a psychiatrist" "I went to see my friend Mary the other day" "We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning" "Could you see about lunch?" "the doctor will see you now"; "The minister doesn't see anybody before noon" "Did you know that she is seeing an older man?" "The artist must first learn to see" "The camera saw the burglary and recorded it" "I must see your passport before you can enter the country" "he saw action in Viet Nam" "I'll see you to the door" "I saw the bet of one of my fellow players" "What message do you see in this

saying,v

Express in words Report or maintain Express a supposition Have or contain a certain wording or form State as one's opinion or judgement; declare Utter aloud Give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority Speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way Recite or repeat a fixed text Communicate or express nonverbally Indicate To cause to separate and go in different directions Move away from each other Distribute loosely Sow by scattering Cause to separate Strew or distribute over an area The place where some action occurs An incident (real or imaginary) A subdivision of an act of a play A display of bad temper Graphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept A setting for a work of art or literature A postulated sequence of possible events Plan for an activity or event Make a schedule; plan the time and place for events Censure severely or angrily Show one's unhappiness or critical attitude A high-pitched noise resembling a human cry

letter?" "He said that he wanted to marry her" "He said it was too late to intervene in the war"; "The registrar says that I owe the school money" "Let us say that he did not tell the truth"; "Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?" "What does the law say?" "I say let's forget this whole business" "She said 'Hello' to everyone in the office" "I said to him to go home" "I cannot say 'zip wire'" "Say grace"; "She said her 'Hail Mary'" "What does this painting say?"; "Did his face say anything about how he felt?" "The clock says noon" "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds" "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached" "He scattered gun powder under the wagon" "scatter seeds" "scatter cards across the table" "the police returned to the scene of the crime" "their parting was a sad scene" "the first act has three scenes" "he made a scene" "he painted scenes from everyday life" "the scenario is France during the Reign of Terror" "planners developed several scenarios in case of an attack" "I've scheduled a concert next week" "I scheduled an exam for this afternoon" "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car" "He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong" "he heard the scream of the brakes"

scatter,v

scene,n

scenario,n

schedule,v scold,v

scream,n

scream,v seal,v

Make a loud, piercing sound Close with or as if with a seal Make tight; secure against leakage Decide irrevocably Affix a seal to The activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone An investigation seeking answers An operation that determines whether one or more of a set of items has a specified property The examination of alternative hypotheses Boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas Try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of Subject to a search

"Fighter planes are screaming through the skies" "She sealed the letter with hot wax" "seal the windows" "sealing dooms" "seal the letter" "a thorough search of the ledgers revealed nothing"; "the outcome justified the search

"his search for a move that would avoid checkmate was unsuccessful" "right of search" "The police are searching for clues"; "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county" "The police searched the suspect"; "We searched the whole house for the missing keys" "met secretly to discuss the invasion plans"; "the children secretly went to the movies when they were supposed to be at the library" "they were secretly delighted at his embarrassment"; "hoped secretly she would change her mind" "secure himself, he went out of his way to help others" "secure from harm"; "his fortune was secure"; "made a secure place for himself in his field" "the lock was secure"; "a secure foundation"; "a secure hold on her wrist" "a secure investment" "You have to be a good observer to see all the details"; "Can you see the bird in that tree?"; "He is blind--he cannot see" "Now I see!"; "I just can't see your point" "You'll see a lot of cheating in this school"; "I want to see results"; "The 1960 saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions"; "I want to see results" "I can't see him on horseback!"; "I can see what will happen"; "I can see a

search,v

secretly,adv

In secrecy; not openly

Not openly; inwardly secure,n secure,adj Get by special effort Assure payment of Free from fear or doubt; easy in mind Free from danger or risk Not likely to fail or give way Financially sound Perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight Perceive (an idea or situation) mentally Perceive or be contemporaneous with

see,v

Imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind

Deem to be Come together Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort See or watch Get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally Be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something Go to see for professional or business reasons Go to see for a social visit Visit a place, as for entertainment Take charge of or deal with Receive as a specified guest Date regularly; have a steady relationship with See and understand, have a good eye Deliberate or decide Observe as if with an eye Observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect Go or live through Make sense of; assign a meaning to Match or meet seek,v Accompany or escort Try to get or reach Try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of Make an effort or attempt Go to or towards Inquire for Give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect Seem to be true, probable, or apparent Appear to exist Appear to one's own mind or opinion

risk in this strategy" "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do" "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!" "I want to see whether she speaks French"; "See whether it works" "see a movie" "I see that you have been promoted" "See that the curtains are closed" "You should see a lawyer"; "We had to see a psychiatrist" "I went to see my friend Mary the other day "We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning" "Could you see about lunch?" "the doctor will see you now"; "The minister doesn't see anybody before noon" "Did you know that she is seeing an older man?" "The artist must first learn to see" "See whether you can come tomorrow"; "let's see--which movie should we see tonight?" "The camera saw the burglary and recorded it" "I must see your passport before you can enter the country" "he saw action in Viet Nam" "What message do you see in this letter?" "I saw the bet of one of my fellow players" "I'll see you to the door" "seek a position"; "seek an education"; "seek happiness" "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world" "a liquid seeks its own level" "seek directions from a local" "She seems to be sleeping" "It seems that he is very gifted" "There seems no reason to go ahead with the project now" "I seem to be misunderstood by everyone"; "I can't seem to learn these Chinese characters"

seem,v

seemingly,adv seize,v

From appearances alone Take hold of; grab

Take or capture by force Take possession of by force, as after an invasion Take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority Seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession Affect

"the child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned" "The salesclerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals" "The terrorists seized the politicians"; "The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages" "the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants"; "The army seized the town" "The FBI seized the drugs" "She seized control of the throne after her husband died" "Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unbearable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease" "The movie seized my imagination" "a sensational concert--one never to be forgotten" "a sense of security"; "a sense of happiness"; "a sense of danger"; "a sense of self" "the dictionary gave several senses for the word"; "in the best sense charity is really a duty" "in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing" "I can't see the sense in doing it now"; "he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples"; "fortunately she had the good sense to run away" "a keen musical sense"; "a good sense of timing" "This robot can sense the presence of people in the room"; "particle detectors sense ionization" "I sense his hostility" "I sensed the real meaning of his letter" "a sensible choice"; "a sensible person" "even amoebas are sensible creatures" "a sensible young man" "a sensible manager"

sensational,adj sense,n

Capture the attention or imagination of Commanding attention A general conscious awareness The meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted The faculty through which the external world is apprehended Sound practical judgment

A natural appreciation or ability sense,v Perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles Detect some circumstance or entity automatically Become aware of not through the senses but instinctively Comprehend sensible,adj Showing reason or sound judgment Able to feel or perceive Acting with or showing thought and good sense Marked by the exercise of good

judgment or common sense in practical matters Readily perceived by the senses Aware intuitively or intellectually of something sensed

sensibly,adv sensitive,adj

Proceeding from good sense or judgment With good sense or in a reasonable or intelligent manner Responsive to physical stimuli Having acute mental or emotional sensibility Able to feel or perceive Act as a barrier between; stand between Force, take, or pull apart Mark as different Separate into parts or portions Come apart Divide into components or constituents Make a division or separation Discontinue an association or relation; go different ways Go one's own away; move apart Independent; not united or joint Individual and distinct Standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything Not living together as man and wife Characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing Separated according to race, sex, class, or religio In regular succession without gaps Pertaining to or composed in serial technique Pertaining to or occurring in or producing a series Of or relating to the sequential performance of multiple operations Concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities

"the sensible universe"; "a sensible odor" "made sensible of his mistakes"; "I am sensible that the mention of such a circumstance may appear trifling"; "sensible that a good deal more is still to be done" "a sensible choice" "he acted sensibly in the crisis" "a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch"; "a sensitive voltmeter"; "sensitive skin"; "sensitive to light" "sensitive to the local community and its needs"

separate,v

"He separated the fighting children" "The two pieces that we had glued separated" "Separate the wheat from the chaff" "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage" "The friends separated after the party" "a problem consisting of two separate issues"; "they went their separate ways"; "formed a separate church" "pegged down each separate branch to the earth" "a house with a separate garage" "maintaining separate households" "separate rooms" "separate but equal"; "girls and boys in separate classes" "serial concerts" "serial music" "serial monogamy"; "serial killing"; "a serial killer"; "serial publication" "serial processing" "a serious student of history"; "a serious attempt to learn to ski"; "gave me a serious look"; "a serious young man"; "are you serious or joking?"; "Don't be so serious!"

separate,adj

serial,adj

serious,adj

serve,n serve,v

Of great consequence Causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm Appealing to the mind Requiring effort or concentration; complex and not easy to answer or solve (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play Serve a purpose, role, or function

"marriage is a serious matter" "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of events" "a serious book" "raised serious objections to the proposal"; "the plan has a serious flaw" "his powerful serves won the game" "The tree stump serves as a table"; "The female students served as a control group"; "This table would serve very well"; "His freedom served him well" "He served as head of the department for three years"; "She served in Congress for two terms" "The scandal served to increase his popularity" "The sewage plant served the neighboring communities"; "The garage served to shelter his horses" "I served him three times, and after that he helped himself" "We serve meals for the homeless"; "The entertainers served up a lively show" "She served the art of music"; "He served the church"; "serve the country" "Art serves commerce"; "Their interests are served"; "The lake serves recreation"; "The President's wisdom has served the country well" "May I serve you?"; "The minister served the King for many years" "Nothing else will serve" "She served in Vietnam"; "My sons never served, because they are shortsighted" "male animals serve the females for breeding purposes" "It was Agassi's turn to serve" "budget separately for goods and services"

Do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific function Contribute or conduce to Be used by; as of a utility Help to some food; help with food or drink Provide (usually but not necessarily food) Devote (part of) one's life or efforts to, as of countries, institutions, or ideas Promote, benefit, or be useful or beneficial to Spend time in prison or in a labor camp Work for or be a servant to Deliver a warrant or summons to someone Be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity Do military service Mate with service,n Put the ball into play Work done by one person or group that benefits another A company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation The act of public worship following prescribed rules

"the Sunday service"

An act of help or assistance Employment in or work for another The performance of duties by a waiter or servant The act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone The state of the environment in which a situation exists The physical position of something A table service for one person Mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place (of a heavenly body) disappearing below the horizon Put into a certain place or abstract location Fix conclusively or authoritatively Establish as the highest level or best performance Put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state Fix in a border Set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly Locate Disappear beyond the horizon Adapt for performance in a different way Apply or start Put into a position that will restore a normal state Get ready for a particular purpose or event Intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality Very strong or vigorous Severely simple Unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment Causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm Very bad in degree or extent shade,n Relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body A quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color Protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight A subtle difference in meaning or

"he did them a service" "he retired after 30 years of service" "that restaurant has excellent service" "he accepted service of the subpoena" "you can't do that in a university setting" "he changed the setting on the thermostat" "a place setting of sterling flatware"

setting,adj setting,v

"the setting sun" "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "set the rules" "set a record" "set the house afire" "The goldsmith set the diamond" "set clocks or instruments" "The film is set in Africa" "the sun sets early these days" "set this poem to music" "set fire to a building" "set a broken bone" "set up an experiment"; "set the table" "severe pain"; "a severe case of flu" "a severe blow" "a parent severe to the pitch of hostility"; "a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien" "a severe case of pneumonia" "a severe worldwide depression"; "the house suffered severe damage" "it is much cooler in the shade" "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted" "they used umbrellas as shades"; "as the sun moved he readjusted the shade" "don't argue about shades of

severe,adj

opinion or attitude A position of relative inferiority A slight amount or degree of difference A mental representation of some haunting experience A representation of the effect of shade in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment) Cast a shadow over Represent the effect of shade or shadow on Protect from light, heat, or view A musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named A long thin sewing needle with a sharp point (of something seen or heard) clearly defined Ending in a sharp point Having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions Marked by practical hardheaded intelligence Harsh High-pitched and sharp Extremely steep Keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point Very penetrating and clear and sharp in operation Having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing Sour or bitter in taste Raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone Very sudden and in great amount or degree Quick and forceful Changing suddenly in direction and degree A protective covering or structure Armor carried on the arm to intercept blows Protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm Hold back a thought or feeling about An event in which something is displaced without rotation

meaning" "an achievement that puts everything else in the shade"; "his brother's success left him in the shade" "the new model is a shade better than the old one"

shade,v

"Shade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight"

sharp,n

sharp,adj

"a sharp photographic image"; "the sharp crack of a twig" "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang" "sharp criticism"; "a sharp-worded exchange" "a sharp drop" "a sharp pain"; "sharp winds" "of sharp and active intellect" "a sharp knife"; "a pencil with a sharp point" "C sharp" "a sharp drop in the stock market" "a sharp blow" "turn sharp left here"

aharp,adj shield,n shield,v shift,n

shift,v

A qualitative change The time period during which you are at work The act of changing one thing or position for another The act of moving from one place to another (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other A group of workers who work for a specific period of time A woman's sleeveless undergarment A loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist Make a shift in or exchange of Change place or direction Move around Move very slightly Move from one setting or context to another Change in quality Move and exchange for another Move sideways or in an unsteady way Move abruptly Use a shift key on a keyboard Change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change Change gears Lay aside, abandon, or leave for another The quality of being bright and sending out rays of light Be bright by reflecting or casting light Emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light Be shiny, as if wet Be distinguished or eminent Be clear and obvious Especially of the complexion: show a strong bright color, such as red or pink Throw or flash the light of (a lamp, etc.) Touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly Experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion (of surfaces) make shine The work of making something shine by polishing it Marked by exceptional merit

"Shift one's position" "He shifted in his seat" "shift the emphasis"; "shift one's attention" "His tone shifted" "shift the date for our class reunion" "She could not shift so all the letters are written in lower case" "Grimm showed how the consonants shifted" "you have to shift when you go down a steep hill"

shine,n shine,v

"The sun shone bright that day" "His talent shines" "A shining example" "Shine the light on that window, please" "The sun shone on the fields"

shining,n shining,adj

"shine the silver, please" "the shining of shoes provided a meager living" "had shining virtues and few faults"; "a

shining,v

shoot,n shoot,v

Made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow Abounding with sunlight Reflecting light Be bright by reflecting or casting light Emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light Be shiny, as if wet Be distinguished or eminent Be clear and obvious Especially of the complexion: show a strong bright color, such as red or pink Throw or flash the light of (a lamp, etc.) Touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly Experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion (of surfaces) make shine A new branch The act of shooting at targets Hit with a missile from a weapon Kill by firing a missile Fire a shot Make a film or photograph of something Send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly Run or move very quickly or hastily Move quickly and violently Throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective Record on photographic film Emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully Cause a sharp and sudden pain in Force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing Variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors Throw dice, as in a crap game Spend frivolously and unwisely Score Utter fast and forcefully Measure the altitude of by using a sextant Produce buds, branches, or germinate Give an injection to The property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required An acute insufficiency

shining example" "rows of shining glasses" "one shining norming" "shining white enamel" "The sun shone bright that day" "His talent shines" "A shining example" "Shine the light on that window, please" "The sun shone on the fields"

"shine the silver, please" "they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer"

"shoot a movie" "shoot a glance" "shoot craps"; "shoot a golf ball" "The dragon shot fumes and flames out of its mouth" "The pain shot up her leg" "shoot cloth"

"shoot a basket"; "shoot a goal" "She shot back an answer" "shoot a star"

shortage,n

shortly,adv

For a short time In the near future In a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner In a concise manner; in a few words At a short distance A public exhibition of entertainmen Something intended to communicate a particular impression A public exhibition or entertainment Pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression Show or demonstrate something to an interested audience Establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment Provide evidence for Make visible or noticeable Show in, or as in, a picture Give expression to Indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively Make clear and visible Be or become visible or noticeable Indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments Give evidence of, as of records Show (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums Finish third or better in a horse or dog race A physician who specializes in psychiatry Wither, especially with a loss of moisture Draw back, as with fear or pain Reduce in size; reduce physically Become smaller or draw together

"he was at the airport shortly before she was expected to arrive" "the book will appear shortly" "he said shortly that he didn't like it" "to put it shortly" "the hem fell shortly below her knees" "a remarkable show of skill" "a show of impatience"; "a good show of looking interested" "they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway" "that ceremony is just for show" "She shows her dogs frequently" "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture" "The blood test showed that he was the father" "She showed her talent for cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please" "She showed her disappointment" "I showed the customer the glove section" "His good upbringing really shows"; "The dirty side will show" "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero" "The diary shows his distress that evening" "The usher showed us to our seats" "he bet $2 on number six to show"

show,n

show,v

shrink,n shrink,v

shut,v

Decrease in size, range, or extent Move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut Become closed Prevent from entering; shut out Not open

"Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?" "The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank" "His earnings shrank" "shut the window" "The trees were shutting out all sunlight" "the door slammed shut"

shut,adj

Used especially of mouth or eyes sick,n sick,v sick,adj People who are sick Eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth Not in good physical or mental health Feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit Affected with madness or insanity Having a strong distaste from surfeit A place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location One of two or more contesting groups Either the left or right half of a body An extended outer surface of an object A surface forming part of the outside of an object A line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure An aspect of something (as contrasted with some other implied aspect) A family line of descent A lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for food An opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute An elevated geological formation (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist Take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for Take the side of; be on the side of Located on a side Added as a consequence or supplement An instance of visual perception Anything that is seen The ability to see; the faculty of vision An optical instrument for aiding the eye in aiming, as on a firearm or surveying instrument

"his eyes were shut against the sunlight" "they devote their lives to caring for the sick"

side,n

"sick of it all"; "sick to death of flattery"; "gossip that makes one sick" "they always sat on the right side of the church"; "he never left my side" "the Confederate side was prepared to attack" "he had a pain in his side" "he turned the box over to examine the bottom side"; "they painted all four sides of the house" "he examined all sides of the crystal" "the hypotenuse of a right triangle is always the longest side" "he was on the heavy side"; "he is on the purchasing side of the business"; "it brought out his better side" "he gets his brains from his father's side" "there are two sides to every question" "the house was built on the side of the mountain"

side,v

side,adj sight,n

"Are you siding with the defender of the title?" "Whose side are you on?"; "Why are you taking sides with the accused?" "side fences"; "the side porch" "a side benefit" "the sight of his wife brought him back to reality"; "the train was an unexpected sight" "he was a familiar sight on the television"; "they went to Paris to see the sights"

sight,v signify,v

A range of mental vision The range of vision The act of looking or seeing or observing (often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent Catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes Denote or connote Convey or express a meaning Make known with a word or signal

"in his sight she could do no wrong" "out of sight of land"

"he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge" "What does his strange behavior signify?" "He signified his wish to pay the bill for our meal" "a significant change in tax laws"; "a significant change in the Constitution"; "a significant contribution"; "significant details"; "statistically significant" "the interaction effect is significant at the .01 level"; "no significant difference was found" "similar food at similar prices"; "problems similar to mine"; "they wore similar coats"

significant,adj

Important in effect or meaning

similar,adj

Fairly large Too closely correlated to be attributed to chance and therefore indicating a systematic relation Rich in significance or implication Marked by correspondence or resemblance Having the same or similar characteristics Resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination (of words) expressing closely related meanings Capable of replacing or changing places with something else In like or similar manner Any herbaceous plant having medicinal properties A person lacking intelligence or common sense Having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved Easy and not involved or complicated Apart from anything else; without additions or modifications Exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity Lacking mental capacity and devoid of subtlety (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions Not elaborate in style; unornamented

similarly,adv simple,n

"He was similarly affected"

simple,adj

"a simple problem"; "simple mechanisms"; "a simple design"; "a simple substance" "a simple game" "the simple passage of time was enough"; "the simple truth" "simple courtesy"

simply,adv

And nothing more

"a simple country schoolhouse"; "her black dress--simple to austerity" "it is simply a matter of time"

sitting,n

sitting,adj

sitting,v

Absolutely; altogether; really In a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment Absolutely (photography) the act of assuming a certain position (as for a photograph or portrait) The act of assuming or maintaining a seated position A meeting of spiritualists A session as of a legislature or court (of persons) having the torso erect and legs bent with the body supported on the buttocks Not moving and therefore easy to attack Be seated Sit around, often unused Take a seat Be in session Assume a posture as for artistic purposes Sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions Work or act as a baby-sitter Show to a seat; assign a seat for The piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located) Physical position in relation to the surroundings A computer connected to the internet that maintains a series of web pages on the World Wide Web Assign a location to An ability that has been acquired by training Ability to produce solutions in some problem domain Winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge The noise made by the forceful impact of two objects A forceful impact that makes a loud noise An aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect Close violently Strike violently Dance the slam dance Throw violently The state of being asleep Quiet and inactive restfulness

"we are simply broke" "they lived very simply" "it's simply beautiful!" "he wanted his portrait painted but couldn't spare time for the sitting" "he read the mystery at one sitting"

"a sitting target" "The object sat in the corner" "When does the court of law sit?" "She never sat a horse!" "I cannot baby-sit tonight; I have too much homework to do" "a good site for the school" "the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides" "the Israeli web site was damaged by hostile hackers"

site,n

site,v skill,n

"the skill of a well-trained boxer"

slam,n

slam,v

"He slammed the door shut" "slam the ball" "He slammed the book on the table"

sleeping,n

sleeping,adj sleeping,v slice,n

slice,v

sliding,adj sliding,v

The suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate Lying with head on paws as if sleeping Be asleep Be able to accommodate for sleeping A share of something A serving that has been cut from a larger portion A wound made by cutting A golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer A thin flat piece cut off of some object A spatula for spreading paint or ink Make a clean cut through Hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels in a different direction Cut into slices Hit a ball so that it causes a backspin Being a smooth continuous motion Move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner To pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly Move smoothly along a surface A socially awkward or tactless act A minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc. Potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics A part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting A young and slender person A place where a craft can be made fast An accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall A slippery smoothness Artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material A small sheet of paper A woman's sleeveless undergarment Bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow An unexpected slide A flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air The act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning) Move stealthily

"This tent sleeps six people" "a slice of the company's revenue" "a slice of bread"

"Slice the salami, please"

"They slid through the wicket in the big gate" "He slid the money over to the other gambler"

slip,n

"he's a mere slip of a lad" "he blamed his slip on the ice"; "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"

"a receipt slip"

slip,v

"The ship slipped away in the

Insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly Move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner Get worse Move smoothly and easily To make a mistake or be incorrect Pass on stealthily Pass out of one's memory Move out of position Being such as to cause things to slip or slide Not to be trusted Marked by or emitting or filled with smoke Tasting of smoke The act of smoothing Make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing (of surfaces) make shine Free from obstructions Having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities Smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication Of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth Not marked with wrinkles Smooth and unconstrained in movement Without breaks between notes; smooth and connected Without chinks or crannies Lacking obstructions or difficulties snatch,n A small fragment Obscene term for female genitals The act of catching an object with the hands To grasp hastily or eagerly To make grasping motions Take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom Cause to become sober Become more realistic

darkness" "He slipped some money into the waiter's hand" "My grades are slipping" "He slipped me the key when nobody was looking" "slippery sidewalks"; "a slippery bar of soap" "how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is" "smoky rafters"; "smoky chimneys"; "a smoky fireplace"; "a smoky corridor" "smoky sausages" "he gave his hair a quick smooth" "smooth the surface of the wood" "smooth the way towards peace negotiations" "smooth skin"; "a smooth tabletop"; "smooth fabric"; "a smooth road"; "water as smooth as a mirror" "the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error"

slippery,adj

smoky,adj smooth,n smooth,v

smooth,adj

"a long, smooth stride"

"the bill's path through the legislature was smooth and orderly" "overheard snatches of their conversation" "Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away" "Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone" "the cat snatched at the butterflies

snatch,v

sober,v

"A sobering thought" "After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered

sober,adj

social,adj

Become sober after excessive alcohol consumption Dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises Lacking brightness or color; dull Relating to human society and its members Living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups Relating to or belonging to or characteristic of high society Composed of sociable people or formed for the purpose of sociability (of birds and animals) tending to move or live together in groups or colonies of the same kind Marked by friendly companionship with others Put a new sole on Not divided or shared with others Being the only one; single and isolated from others In some unspecified way or manner; or by some unspecified means For some unspecified reason

up" "Keep him in bed until he sobers up" "as sober as a judge" "sober Puritan gray" "social institutions"; "social legislation" "human beings are social animals"; "spent a relaxed social evening"; "immature social behavior" "made fun of her being so social and high-toned"; "a social gossip column" "a purely social club"; "the church has a large social hall"; "a social director" "ants are social insects" "a social cup of coffee" "sole the shoes" "sole rights of publication" "the sole heir"; "the sole example" "they managed somehow"; "he expected somehow to discover a woman who would love him" "It doesn't seem fair somehow"; "he had me dead to rights but somehow I got away with it" "let's get together sometime"; "everything has to end sometime"; "It was to be printed sometime later" "sometimes she wished she were back in England"; "sometimes her photography is breathtaking"; "sometimes they come for a month; at other times for six months" "his arguments were somewhat selfcontradictory" "she must be somewhere" "sophisticated young socialites"; "a sophisticated audience"; "a sophisticated lifestyle"; "a sophisticated book" "a sophisticated electronic control system" "the sophisticated manners of a true cosmopolite" "a sophisticated drama"

sole,v sole,adj somehow,adv

sometime,adv sometimes,adv

At some indefinite or unstated time On certain occasions or in certain cases but not always

somewhat,adv

To a small degree or extent To a moderately sufficient extent or degree In or at or to some place Having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir faire Ahead in development; complex or intricate Marked by wide-ranging knowledge and appreciation of many parts of the world arising from urban life and wide travel Intellectually appealing

somewhere,adv sophisticated,adj

sophisticated,v

Make less natural or innocent Practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive Alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive Make more complex or refined The particular auditory effect produced by a given cause The subjective sensation of hearing something Mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium The sudden occurrence of an audible event A large ocean inlet or deep bay

"Their manners had sophisticated the young girls"

"Sophisticate rose water with geraniol" "a sophisticated design" "the sound of rain on the roof"; "the beautiful sound of music" "he strained to hear the faint sounds" "falling trees make a sound in the forest even when no one is there to hear them" "the sound awakened them" "the main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast" "This sounds interesting" "This record sounds scratchy" "sound the alarm" "sound the bell"; "sound a certain note" "sound investments"; "a sound economy" "a sound approach to the problem"; "sound advice"; "no sound explanation for his decision" "a sound timber"; "the wall is sound"; "a sound foundation" "a sound mind in a sound body" "a sound argument" "a sound title to the property" "a man of sound character" "a sound sleeper" "a sound thrashing" "they tested his ability to locate objects in space" "the architect left space in front of the building"; "they stopped at an open space in the jungle"; "the space between his teeth" "the laboratory's floor space" "he said the space is the most important character in the alphabet" "it all happened in the space of 10 minutes" "write your name in the space provided" "the spaces are the notes F-A-C-E"

sound,n

sound,v

Appear in a certain way Give off a certain sound or sounds Announce by means of a sound Cause to sound Financially secure and safe Exercising or showing good judgment In good condition; free from defect or damage or decay In excellent physical condition Reflects weight of sound argument or evidence Having legal efficacy or force Free from moral defect (of sleep) deep and complete Thorough The unlimited expanse in which everything is located An empty area (usually bounded in some way between things) An area reserved for some particular purpose A blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing The interval between two times A blank area One of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff Brightness and animation of

sound,adj

space,n

spark,n

spark,v spark,n special,n

countenance Electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field A small but noticeable trace of some quality that might become stronger A small fragment of a burning substance thrown out by burning material or by friction Put in motion or move to act Emit or produce sparks Scottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918) A special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising A dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant A television production that features a particular person or work or topic Unique or specific to a person or thing or category For a special service or occasion Surpassing what is common or usual or expected Adapted to or reserved for a particular purpose Having a specific function or scope First and most important Added to a regular schedule

"a spark of interest"; "a spark of decency"

"A high tension wire, brought down by a storm, can continue to spark" "they are having a special on pork chops"

special,adj

specially,adv specific,n

specific,adj

speculation,n

In a special manner To a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common A fact about some part (as opposed to general) A medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease (sometimes followed by 'to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique Stated explicitly or in detail Relating to or distinguishing or constituting a taxonomic species Being or affecting a disease produced by a particular microorganism or condition; used also of stains or dyes used in making microscope slides A message expressing an opinion

"the last of a series of BBC specials on Iran is being shown tonight" "the special features of a computer"; "my own special chair" "a special correspondent"; "a special adviser to the committee"; "had to get special permission for the event" "a special occasion"; "a special reason to confide in her"; "what's so special about the year 2000?" "a special kind of paint"; "a special medication for arthritis" "a special role in the mission" "his special interest is music"; "she gets special satisfaction from her volunteer work" "a special holiday flight"; "put on special buses for the big game" "a specially arranged dinner" "an especially (or specially) cautious approach to the danger" "quinine is a specific for malaria" "rules with specific application"; "demands specific to the job"; "a specific and detailed account of the accident" "needed a specific amount" "specific characters" "quinine is highly specific for malaria"; "a specific remedy"; "a specific stain is one having a specific affinity for particular structural elements"

speech,n

based on incomplete evidence A hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence) An investment that is very risky but could yield great profits Continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature The act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience (language) communication by word of mouth Something spoken The exchange of spoken words Your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally A lengthy rebuke Words making up the dialogue of a play The mental faculty or power of vocal communication Distance travelled per unit time A rate (usually rapid) at which something happens Changing location rapidly The ratio of the focal length to the diameter of a (camera) lens system A central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression Step on it Move faster Travel at an excessive or illegal velocity Move very fast Cause to move faster Characterized by speed; moving with or capable of moving with high speed Accomplished rapidly and without delay A particular environment or walk of life Any spherically shaped artifact The geographical area in which one nation is very influential A particular aspect of life or activity A solid figure bounded by a spherical surface (including the space it

"speculations about the outcome of the election" "he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it"

"his speech was garbled" "he could hear them uttering merry speeches" "they were perfectly comfortable together without speech" "her speech was barren of southernisms"; "I detected a slight accent in his speech" "the actor forgot his speech"

speed,n

"the project advanced with gratifying speed"

speed,v

"I got a ticket for speeding" "The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed" "a speedy car"; "a speedy errand boy" "hoped for a speedy resolution of the problem"; "a speedy recovery"; "he has a right to a speedy trial" "his social sphere is limited"

speedy,adj

sphere,n

spirit,n

spirit,v spiritual,n spiritual,adj

encloses) A three-dimensional closed surface such that every point on the surface is equidistant from the center The apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected The vital principle or animating force within living things The general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people A fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character Any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings The state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection) The intended meaning of a communication Animation and energy in action or expression An inclination or tendency of a certain kind Infuse with spirit A kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States Concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church Concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul Lacking material body or form or substance Like or being a phantom Having great beauty and splendor Characterized by or attended with brilliance or grandeur A point located with respect to surface features of some region A short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising A blemish made by dirt A small contrasting part of something A section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance An outstanding characteristic A business establishment for entertainment

"he was in good spirits"; "his spirit rose"

"The company spirited him up" "lords temporal and spiritual"; "spiritual leaders"; "spiritual songs" "a spiritual approach to life"; "spiritual fulfillment"; "spiritual values" "spiritual beings"; "the vital transcendental soul belonging to the spiritual realm" "spiritual tappings at a seance" "splendid costumes" "the splendid coronation ceremony"

splendid,adj spot,n

"a bald spot"; "a leopard's spots" "they changed his spot on the program" "night spot"

spot,v

spread,n

spread,v

A job in an organization A slight attack of illness [Brit] A small quantity A mark on a playing card (shape depending on the suit) A lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer A playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value An act that brings discredit to the person who does it Catch sight of Mar or impair with a flaw Make a spot or mark onto Become spotted Mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition Process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space A conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures Farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle) A haphazard distribution in all directions A tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers A meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed Two facing pages of a book or other publication The expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age) Decorative cover for a bed Act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time Distribute or disperse widely Become distributed or widespread Spread across or over Spread out or open from a closed or folded state Cause to become widely known Become widely known and passed on Strew or distribute over an area Move outward Cover by spreading something over Distribute over a surface in a layer

"a spot of tea"

"an eight spot"

"The wine spotted the tablecloth" "This dress spots quickly" "spot the areas that one should clearly identify"

"the spread between lending and borrowing costs"

"they put out quite a spread"

"she exercised to avoid that middleaged spread"

"The invaders spread their language all over the country" "the infection spread"; "Optimism spread among the population" "A big oil spot spread across the water" "spread your arms" "spread information" "the rumor spread" "He spread fertilizer over the lawn" "spread the bread with cheese" "spread cheese on a piece of bread"

spread,adj

squeeze,n

squeeze,v

Distributed or spread over a considerable extent Prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out Fully extended in width The act of gripping and pressing firmly A state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high A situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend A twisting squeeze An aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power A tight or amorous embrace The act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space To compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition Press firmly Squeeze like a wedge into a tight space To cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means Obtain by coercion or intimidation A farm building for housing horses or other livestock Shelter in a stable Resistant to change of position or condition Firm and dependable; subject to little fluctuation Not taking part readily in chemical change Maintaining equilibrium Showing little if any change A support or foundation The position where a thing or person stands A growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area A small table for holding articles of various kinds A support for displaying various articles An interruption of normal activity A mental position from which things are viewed

"eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe" "a table spread with food" "with arms spread wide" "he gave her cheek a playful squeeze"

"increased expenses put a squeeze on profits" "she was his main squeeze"

"getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze" "squeeze a lemon" "He squeezed my hand" "I squeezed myself into the corner" "He squeezed her for information" "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him" "stable horses" "a stable ladder"; "a stable peace"; "a stable relationship"; "stable prices" "the economy is stable"

stable,n stable,v stable,adj

stand,n

"they cut down a stand of trees" "a bedside stand"

A booth where articles are displayed for sale A stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance Tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade) A platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air A defensive effort stand,v Be standing; be upright Be in some specified state or condition Occupy a place or location, also metaphorically Hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright Have or maintain a position or stand on an issue Put up with something or somebody unpleasant Remain inactive or immobile Be in effect; be or remain in force Be tall; have a height of; copula Put into an upright position Withstand the force of something Be available for stud services A fixed look with eyes open wide Look at with fixed eyes Fixate one's eyes starve,v Be hungry; go without food Die of food deprivation Deprive of food Have a craving, appetite, or great desire for Deprive of a necessity and cause suffering The group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state The territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation A politically organized body of people under a single government The way something is with respect to its main attributes The territory occupied by a nation A state of depression or agitation

"a one-night stand"

"the army made a final stand at the Rhone" "We had to stand for the entire performance!" "I stand corrected" "We stand on common ground" "I am standing my ground and won't give in!" "Where do you stand on the War?"

"standing water" "The law stands!" "She stands 6 feet tall" "Can you stand the bookshelf up?" "stand the test of time" "The students stared at the teacher with amazement" "The ancestor in the painting is staring down menacingly" "Let's eat--I'm starving!" "The political prisoners starved to death" "They starved the prisoners" "he is starving her of love"; "The engine was starved of fuel" "the state has lowered its income tax" "his state is in the deep south" "the state has elected a new president" "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state" "he was in such a state you just

stare,n stare,v

state,n

state,v

state,n status,n

(chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container) Express in words Put before Indicate through a symbol, formula, etc. The federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies The relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society A state at a particular time Continuing or remaining in a place or state A judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted The state of inactivity following an interruption (nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar A thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment (e.g. a corset) Stay the same; remain in a certain state Stay put (in a certain place) Dwell Continue in a place, position, or situation Remain behind Stop or halt Stay behind A trial of endurance Stop a judicial process Fasten with stays Overcome or allay Any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal The act of changing location by raising

couldn't reason with him" "the solid state of water is called ice"

"state your opinion"; "state your name"

"the Department of State was created in 1789" "he had the status of a minor"; "the novel attained the status of a classic" "a status of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations" "they had a nice stay in Paris"; "a lengthy hospital stay"; "a four-month stay in bankruptcy court" "the Supreme Court has the power to stay an injunction pending an appeal to the whole Court" "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"

stay,n

stay,v

"stay alone" "We are staying in Detroit; we are not moving to Cincinnati"; "Stay put in the corner here!" "You can stay with me while you are in town"; "stay a bit longer--the day is still young" "After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser"; "Stay with me, please" "I had to stay at home and watch the children" "Please stay the bloodshed!" "The smell stayed in the room" "The judge stayed the execution order" "the police took steps to reduce crime" "he walked with unsteady steps"

step,n

the foot and setting it down Support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway Relative position in a graded series A short distance The sound of a step of someone walking A musical interval of two semitones A mark of a foot or shoe on a surface A sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance Shift or move by taking a step Put down or press the foot, place the foot Treat badly Furnish with steps Move with one's feet in a specific manner Walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner Place (a ship's mast) in its step Measure (distances) by pacing Move or proceed as if by steps into a new situation Implement consisting of a length of wood A small thin branch of a tree Informal term for the leg Marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking Threat of a penalty stick,v Stay put (in a certain place) Cause to protrude or as if to protrude Be or become fixed Endure Be a devoted follower or supporter Be loyal to Cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface Fasten with an adhesive material like glue Fasten with or as with pins or nails

"he paused on the bottom step" "always a step behind"; "keep in step with the fashions" "it's only a step to the drugstore"

"he taught them the waltz step" "step back" "step on the brake" "She is always stepping on others to get ahead" "The architect wants to step the terrace" "step lively" "step over to the blackboard" "step off ten yards" "She stepped into a life of luxury"; "he won't step into his father's footsteps" "he collected dry sticks for a campfire"; "the kid had a candied apple on a stick" "fever left him weak on his sticks" "the policy so far is all stick and no carrot" "Stick around and you will learn something!" "stick one's hand out of the window"; "stick one's nose into other people's business" "The door sticks--we will have to plane it" "The label stuck to her for the rest of her life" "She sticks to her principles" "The friends stuck together through the war" "stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it" "stick the poster onto the wall" "stick the photo onto the corkboard"

step,v

stick,n

still,n

still,v still,adj

still,adv

Fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something Pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument Pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed Come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation Saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous Be a mystery or bewildering to A static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes) (poetic) tranquil silence Make calm or still Cause to be quiet or not talk Lessen the intensity of or calm Marked by absence of sound Free from disturbance Used of pictures; of a single or static photograph not presented so as to create the illusion of motion; or representing objects not capable of motion Not sparkling Free from noticeable current With reference to action or condition; without change, interruption, or cessation Despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession) To a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons Without moving or making a sound

"stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress" "he stuck the cloth with the needle" "He stuck the needle into his finger" "The label stuck to the box" "They stuck me with the dinner bill" "This question really stuck me" "he wanted some stills for a magazine ad" "the still of the night" "still the fears" "the night was still" "scarcely a ripple on the still water" "a still photograph"; "Cezanne's still life of apples"

"a still wine"; "still mineral water" "a still pond"; "still waters run deep" "it's still warm outside"; "will you still love me when we're old and grey?" "granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go" "an still more interesting problem"; "still another problem must be solved" "he sat still as a statue"; "time stood still"; "they waited stock-still outside the door"; "he couldn't hold still any longer" "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood" "sick for five straight days" "straight lines"; "straight roads across the desert"; "straight teeth"; "straight shoulders" "her naturally straight hair hung long and silky" "behind him sat old man Arthur; he was straight with something angry in his attitude" "set the record straight"; "made sure the facts were straight in the report" "I just want a straight answer to the question"; "straight dealing" "the room is straight now" "he was always straight with me"

stoppage,n straight,adj

The act of stopping something Successive (without a break) Having no deviations (of hair) having no waves or curls Erect in posture Right; in keeping with the facts Honest and morally upright Neatly arranged; not disorderly Reliable in matters of fact

straight,adv straightaway,adj

Following a correct or logical method In a forthright manner; candidly or frankly In a straight line; in a direct course Performed with little or no delay straightaway,adv Without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening straightforward,adj Free from ambiguity Without evasion or compromise Without concealment or deception; honest Pointed directly ahead Make strong or stronger Gain strength The relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch) (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body Special emphasis attached to something Difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension A large and unbroken expanse or distance Extension to or beyond the ordinary limit An unbroken period of time during which you do something

"straight reasoning" "told me straight out" "the road runs straight" "a straightaway denial" "found an answer straightaway" "a straightforward set of instructions" "he is not being as straightforward as it appears" "straightforward in all his business affairs" "a straightforward gaze" "This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strengthen the relations between the two countries" "His body strengthened" "he put the stress on the wrong syllable" "stress is a vasoconstrictor" "the intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area" "the stress was more on accuracy than on speed" "she endured the stresses and strains of life"; "he presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger" "a stretch of highway"; "a stretch of clear water" "running at full stretch"; "by no stretch of the imagination"; "beyond any stretch of his understanding" "there were stretches of boredom"; "he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary" "The park stretched beneath the train line" "Stretch your legs!" "stretch out that piece of cloth" "The fabric stretches" "stretch the fabric" "To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass" "During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack" "Stretch the limits"; "stretch my

strengthen,v

stress,n

stretch,n

stretch,v

Occupy a large, elongated area Extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body Extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length Become longer by being stretched and pulled Make long or longer by pulling and stretching Lie down comfortably Pull in opposite directions Extend the scope or meaning of; often

unduly Increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance Extend one's body or limbs stretch,adj strictly,adv strike,n Having an elongated seating area Easily stretched Restricted to something A group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions An attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective A pitch that is in the strike zone and that the batter does not hit A score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball Hit against; come into sudden contact with Deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon Have an emotional or cognitive impact upon Make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target Indicate (a certain time) by striking Affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely Attain Produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically Cause to form between electrodes of an arc lamp Find unexpectedly Produce by ignition or a blow Remove by erasing or crossing out Cause to experience suddenly Drive something violently into a location Occupy or take on Form by stamping, punching, or printing Pierce with force

patience"; "stretch the imagination" "stretch the soup by adding some more cream" "Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours" "a stretch limousine" "stretch hosiery" "we talked strictly business" "the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled" "the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn" "this pitcher throws more strikes than balls" "he finished with three strikes in the tenth frame" "He struck the table with his elbow" "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead" "This behavior struck me as odd" "The Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939"; "We must strike the enemy's oil fields"; "in the fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to 2" "The clock struck midnight"; "Just when I entered, the clock struck" "The horse finally struck a pace" "The pianist strikes a middle C"; "strike 'z' on the keyboard"; "her comments struck a sour note" "strike an arc" "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake" "strike fire from the flintstone"; "strike a match" "Please strike this remark from the record" "Panic struck me"; "The thought struck terror in our minds"; "They were struck with fear" "she struck her head on the low ceiling" "strike a pose" "strike coins"; "strike a medal" "The bullet struck her thigh"; "The icy

strike,v

structure,n

studious,adj

Arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing A thing constructed; a complex construction or entity The manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts The complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations A particular complex anatomical structure The people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships Marked by care and effort Characterized by diligent study and fondness for reading The subject matter of a conversation or discussion Some situation or event that is thought about A branch of knowledge Something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation A person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation A person who owes allegiance to that nation Cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to

wind struck through our coats" "strike a balance"; "strike a bargain" "the structure consisted of a series of arches" "artists must study the structure of the human body"; "the structure of the benzene molecule" "his lectures have no structure" "he has good bone structure" "sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family" "made a studious attempt to fix the television set" "a quiet studious child" "he didn't want to discuss that subject" "he had been thinking about the subject for several years" "teachers should be well trained in their subject" "a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject" "the subjects for this investigation were selected randomly" "a monarch has a duty to his subjects" "He subjected me to his awful poetry"; "The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills"; "People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation" "He did not want to subject himself to the judgments of his superiors" "the gift will be subject to taxation" "the time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation" "subject peoples"

subject,n

subject,v

Make accountable for subject,adj Not exempt from tax Possibly accepting or permitting Being under the power or sovereignty of another or others The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience The idea that is intended Fairly large Being the essence or essential element of a thing

substance,n substantial,adj

"won by a substantial margin" "substantial equivalents"

Having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary Providing abundant nourishment Of good quality and condition; solidly built Of a kind specified or understood Of a degree or quality specified (by the 'that' clause) Of so extreme a degree or extent suck,v Draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth Draw something in by or as if by a vacuum Attract by using an inexorable force, inducement, etc. Happening without warning or in a short space of time Undergo or be subjected to Undergo (as of injuries and illnesses) Endure (emotional pain) Get worse Undergo or suffer Feel unwell or uncomfortable Be given to Be set at a disadvantage suicidal,adj suitability,n sumup,v summarize,v summit,n superb,adj superior,adj Dangerous to yourself or your interests The quality of having the properties that are right for a specific purpose Give a summary (of) Give a summary (of) Be a summary of The highest level or degree attainable The top point of a mountain or hill Of surpassing excellence Surpassingly good Of high or superior quality or performance Of or characteristic of high rank or importance

"the substantial world"; "a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical"; "most ponderous and substantial things" "ate a substantial breakfast" "several substantial timber buildings" "it's difficult to please such people"; "on such a night as this"; "animals such as lions and tigers" "their anxiety was such that they could not sleep" "such weeping"; "such a help"; "such grief"; "never dreamed of such beauty" "suck the poison from the place where the snake bit"; "suck on a straw"; "the baby sucked on the mother's breast" "Mud was sucking at her feet" "The current boom in the economy sucked many workers in from abroad" "a sudden storm"; "a sudden decision"; "a sudden cure" "He suffered the penalty"; "Many saints suffered martyrdom" "She suffered a fracture in the accident" "Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers" "His grades suffered" "suffer a terrible fate" "She is suffering from the hot weather" "She suffers from a tendency to talk too much" "This author really suffers in translation" "suicidal impulses"; "a suicidal corporate takeover strategy" "an important requirement is suitability for long trips" "he summed up his results" "I will now summarize" "The abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper" "the summit of his ambition" "they clambered to the summit of Monadnock" "a superb actor" "a superb meal" "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students" "a superior officer"

such,adj

sudden,adj suffer,v

(sometimes followed by 'to') not subject to or influenced by Having an orbit farther from the sun than the Earth's orbit Having a higher rank (often followed by 'to') above being affected or influenced by supper,n support,n A social gathering where a light evening meal is served The activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities Aiding the cause or policy or interests of Something providing immaterial support or assistance to a person or cause or interest Documentary validation The financial means whereby one lives Any device that bears the weight of another thing Financial resources provided to make some project possible Final or last in your life or progress Greatest in status or authority or power Highest in excellence or achievement Greatest or maximal in degree; extreme Cause to be surprised Come upon or take unawares Causing surprise or wonder or amazement Give up or agree to forego to the power or possession of another Relinquish possession or control over Continue to live; endure or last Continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.) Hang freely

supreme,adj

"overcome by a superior opponent"; "trust magnates who felt themselves superior to law" "Mars and Jupiter are the closest in of the superior planets" "superior officer" "he is superior to fear"; "an ignited firework proceeds superior to circumstances until its blazing vitality fades" "her suppers often included celebrities" "his support kept the family together"; "they gave him emotional support during difficult times" "the president no longer had the support of his own party"; "they developed a scheme of mutual support" "the policy found little public support"; "his faith was all the support he needed"; "the team enjoyed the support of their fans" "the strongest support for this view is the work of Jones" "he applied to the state for support" "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf" "the foundation provided support for the experiment" "the supreme sacrifice"; "the supreme judgment" "a supreme tribunal" "supreme among musicians"; "a supreme endeavor"; "supreme courage" "supreme folly" "The news really surprised me" "She surprised the couple"; "He surprised an interesting scene" "the report shows a surprising lack of hard factual data"; "leaped up with surprising agility"; "she earned a surprising amount of money" "The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered" "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in" "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America" "He survived the cancer against all odds" "The secret police suspended their

surprise,v surprising,adj

surrender,v

survive,v

suspend,v

sweep,v

Cause to be held in suspension in a fluid Stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it Make inoperative or stop Sweep across or over Move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions Sweep with a broom or as if with a broom Force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action Clean by sweeping Win an overwhelming victory in or on Increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity Become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger Expand abnormally As of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things Cause to become swollen Change over, change around, or switch over Lay aside, abandon, or leave for another Make a shift in or exchange o Cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation Of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system Expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward Having similar disposition and tastes Showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings Relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body

victims from the ceiling and beat them" "suspend the particles" "Suspend the aid to the war-torn country" "suspend payments on the loan" "A gasp swept cross the audience" "The diva swept into the room"; "The searchlights swept across the sky" "Sweep the crumbs off the table"; "Sweep under the bed" "They were swept up by the events" "Please sweep the floor" "Her new show dog swept all championships" "The music swelled to a crescendo" "The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son" "The bellies of the starving children are swelling" "Smoke swelled from it" "The water swells the wood" "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists" "First Joe led; then we switched" "switch on the light" "sympathetic neurons"; "sympathetic stimulation" "sympathetic to the students' cause"; "a sympathetic observer"; "a sympathetic gesture" "with their many similar tastes, he found her a most sympathetic companion" "sympathetic words" "the sympathetic characters in the play" "sympathetic vibration"

swell,v

switch,v

sympathetic,adj

tail,n

The posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body The time of the last part of something

"the tail of the storm"

take,v

Carry out As of time or space Take somebody somewhere Get into one's hands, take physically Take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect Interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression Take something or somebody with oneself somewhere Take into one's possession Require as useful, just, or proper Pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives Travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route Receive willingly something given or offered Assume, as of positions or roles Take into consideration for exemplifying purposes Experience or feel or submit to Make a film or photograph of something Remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc. or remove something abstract Serve oneself to, or consume regularly Accept or undergo, often unwillingly Make use of or accept for some purpose Take by force Occupy or take on Admit into a group or community Ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial Take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs Head into a specified direction Aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment

"take action"; "take steps"; "take vengeance" "It took three hours to get to work this morning" "can you take me to the main entrance?" "Take a cookie!"; "Can you take this bag, please" "His voice took on a sad tone"; "The story took a new turn" "How should I take this message?"; "You can't take credit for this!" "Take these letters to the boss" "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks" "It takes nerve to do what she did" "Take any one of these cards" "He takes the bus to work"; "She takes Route 1 to Newark"

"She took the job as director of development" "Take the case of China" "Take a test"; "Take the plunge" "take a scene" "take the gun from your pocket" "I don't take sugar in my coffee" "We took a pay cut" "take a risk"; "take an opportunity" "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill" "She took her seat on the stage"; "We took our seats in the orchestra"; "She took up her position behind the tree" "take a pulse" "The hard work took its toll on her" "The escaped convict took to the hills" "Take a swipe at one's opponent"

Be seized or affected in a specified way Have with oneself; have on one's person Engage for service under a term of contract Receive or obtain regularly Buy, select To get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort Lay claim to; as of an idea Be designed to hold or take Be capable of holding or containing Develop a habit Proceed along in a vehicle Obtain by winning Be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness Remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state Get rid of something abstract Take away a part from; diminish Leave Take away or remove Depart from the ground Take time off from work; stop working temporarily Mimic or imitate, especially in an amusing or satirical manner Remove clothes Prove fatal An exchange of ideas via conversation ('talk about' is a less formal alternative for 'discussion of') discussion The act of giving a talk to an audience A speech that is open to the public Idle gossip or rumor Exchange thoughts; talk with Express in speech Use language Reveal information Divulge confidential information or secrets Deliver a lecture or talk Make less strong or intense; soften Adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed

"take sick" "She always takes an umbrella" "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?" "We take the Times every day" "I'll take a pound of that sausage" "take shelter from the storm" "She took credit for the whole idea" "This surface will not take the dye" "This box won't take all the items" "He took to visiting bars" "Winner takes all"; "He took first prize" "She took a chill"

take away,v

"God takes away your sins" "The family took off for Florida" "The plane took off two hours late" "This song takes off from a famous aria" "take off your shirt--it's very hot in here" "The disease took off" "let's have more work and less talk around here" "his poetry contains much talk about love and anger" "I attended an interesting talk on local history" "there has been talk about you lately" "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words" "She talks a lot of nonsense" "the baby talks already" "If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!" "Be careful--his secretary talks" "She will talk at Rutgers next week" "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements" "tame the soil"

take off,v

talk,n

talk,v

tame,v

tame,adj

land) to the environment Overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable Make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans Very restrained or quiet

"He tames lions for the circus" "The wolf was tamed and evolved into the house dog" "a tame Christmas party"; "she was one of the tamest and most abject creatures imaginable with no will or power to act but as directed" "tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries" "tame obedience"

tap,n

tap,v

Brought from wildness into a domesticated state Very docile A faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask A gentle blow The act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information A light touch or stroke Cut a female screw thread with a tap Draw from or dip into to get something Strike lightly Tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information Furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it Make light, repeated taps on a surface Draw (liquor) from a tap Pierce in order to draw a liquid from A long thin piece of cloth or paper as used for binding or fastening A recording made on magnetic tape The finishing line for a foot race Measuring instrument consisting of a narrow strip (cloth or metal) marked in inches or centimeters and used for measuring lengths Memory device consisting of a long thin plastic strip coated with iron oxide; used to record audio or video signals or to store computer information Fasten or attach with tape A specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee Assign a task to Impart skills or knowledge to Accustom gradually to some action or attitude An opening made forcibly as by

"tap one's memory"; "tap a source of money" "He tapped me on the shoulder" "The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy" "tap a cask of wine" "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently" "tap a maple tree for its syrup"; "tap a keg of beer" "he used a piece of tape for a belt"; "he wrapped a tape around the package" "the several recordings were combined on a master tape" "he broke the tape in record time" "the carpenter should have used his tape measure" "he took along a dozen tapes to record the interview"

tape,n

tape,v task,n task,v teach,v tear,n

"tape the shipping label to the box" "the endless task of classifying the samples" "I tasked him with looking after the children" "I taught them French" "The child is taught to obey her parents"

pulling apart The act of tearing tear,v tease,n Separate or cause to separate abruptly Move quickly and violently The act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances Annoy persistently Harass with persistent criticism or carping To arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them Tear into pieces Disentangle and raise the fibers of Mock or make fun of playfully technical,adj Of or relating to technique Characterizing or showing skill in or specialized knowledge of applied arts and sciences

"he took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear" "tear the paper" "The car tore down the street" "he ignored their teases"

tease,v

"The children teased the boy because of his stammer" "The children teased the new teacher" "The advertisement is intended to tease the customers"; "She has a way of teasing men with her flirtatious behavior" "tease tissue for microscopic examinations" "tease wool" "the flirting man teased the young woman" "technical innovation in recent novels"; "technical details" "a technical problem"; "highly technical matters hardly suitable for the general public"; "a technical report"; "producing the A-bomb was a challenge to the technical people of this country"; "technical training"; "technical language" "no amount of technical skill and craftsmanship can take the place of vital interest" "technical college" "analysts content that the stock market is due for a technical rally"; "the fall is only a technical correction" "technical (or commercial) sulfuric acid" "teenage mothers" "he will work here temporarily"; "he was brought out of retirement temporarily"; "a power failure temporarily darkened the town" "She tends to be nervous before her lectures" "She tends to the children" "tend a store" "a tendency to be too strict"

Of or relating to proficiency in a practical skill Of or relating to a practical subject that is organized according to scientific principles Resulting from or dependent on market factors rather than fundamental economic considerations Of production of chemicals for commercial purposes especially on a large scale Being of the age 13 through 19 For a limited time only; not permanently Have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined Have care of or look after Manage or run An attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

teenage,adj temporarily,adj

tend,v

tendency,n

tense,v

A characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect A general direction in which something tends to move Increase the tension on Become tense or tense Make tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious; Bring to an end or halt Have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical Terminate the employment of

"fabric with a tendency to shrink" "the shoreward tendency of the current" "tense a rope" "He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room" "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WWI" "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed" "The company terminated 25% of its workers" "a terrible curse" "a terrible cough" "suffered terrible thirst" "the test was standardized on a large sample of students"

terminate,v

terrible,adj

test,n

test,v

thatmuch,adv theory,n

Causing fear or dread or terror Exceptionally bad or displeasing Intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality Extremely distressing Any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc The act of testing something The act of undergoing testing A set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge Put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to Examine someone's knowledge of something Show a certain characteristic when tested Achieve a certain score or rating on a test Undergo a test To a certain degree A well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena A tentative theory about the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena A belief that can guide behavior

"he survived the great test of battle" "when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions" "Test this recipe" "The teacher tests us every week" "He tested positive for HIV" "She tested high on the LSAT and was admitted to all the good law schools" "She doesn't test well" "we will be that much ahead of them" "theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses"; "true in fact and theory"

thereafter,adv

From that time on

"a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory"; "he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices" "the architect has a theory that more is less"; "they killed him on the theory that dead men tell no tales" "thereafter he never called again"

therefore,adv therefore,con thick,adj

(used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result And for this reason Not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions Closely crowded together Relatively dense in consistency Spoken as if with a thick tongue Hard to pass through because of dense growth (of darkness) very intense Abundant Heavy and compact in form or stature (used informally) associated on close terms Abundantly covered or filled With a thick consistency In quick succession Make thin or thinner Of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section Lacking excess flesh Very narrow Having little substance or significance Not dense Relatively thin in consistency or low in density; not viscous A special situation An action An artifact An event A statement regarded as an object Any attribute or quality considered as having its own existence A special abstraction A vaguely specified concern An entity that is not named specifically A special objective A persistent illogical feeling of desire

"therefore X must be true" "You are too nice, and therefore tend to be exploited" "an inch thick"; "a thick board"; "a thick sandwich"; "spread a thick layer of butter"; "thick coating of dust"; "thick warm blankets" "thick crowds" "thick cream"; "thick soup"; "thick smoke"; "thick fog" "the thick speech of a drunkard" "thick woods" "thick night"; "thick darkness" "a thick head of hair" "a thick middle-aged man" "the two were thick as thieves for months" "the top was thick with dust" "misfortunes come fast and thick" "Thin the solution" "thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint" "you can't be too rich or too thin" "a thin line across the page" "a thin plot" "a thin beard" "air is thin at high altitudes"; "a thin soup"; "skimmed milk is much thinner than whole milk"; "thin oil" "this thing has got to end"; "it is a remarkable thing" "how could you do such a thing?" "how does this thing work?" "a funny thing happened on the way to the..." "to say the same thing in other terms"; "how can you say such a thing?" "the thing I like about her is ..." "a thing of the spirit"; "things of the heart" "things are going well" "I couldn't tell what the thing was" "the thing is to stay in bounds" "he has a thing about seafood"; "she has

thick,adv thin,v thin,adj

thing,n

think,n think,v

or aversion An instance of deliberate thinking Judge or regard; look upon; judge Expect, believe, or suppose Use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments Recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection Imagine or visualize Focus one's attention on a certain state Have in mind as a purpose Decide by pondering, reasoning, or reflecting Ponder; reflect on, or reason about Dispose the mind in a certain way Have or formulate in the mind Be capable of conscious thought Judge or regard; look upon; judge Expect, believe, or suppose Use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments Recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection Imagine or visualize Focus one's attention on a certain state Have in mind as a purpose Decide by pondering, reasoning, or reflecting Ponder; reflect on, or reason about

a thing about him" "I need to give it a good think" "I think he is very smart"; "I think that he is her boyfriend" "I thought to find her in a bad state"; "he didn't think to find her in the kitchen" "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere" "I can't think what her last name was" "Just think--you could be rich one day!"; "Think what a scene it must have been!" "Think big"; "think thin" "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought to return early that night" "Can you think what to do next?" "Think the matter through"; "Think how hard life in Russia must be these days" "Do you really think so?" "think good thoughts" "Man is the only creature that thinks" "I think he is very smart"; "I think that he is her boyfriend" "I thought to find her in a bad state"; "he didn't think to find her in the kitchen" "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere" "I can't think what her last name was" "Just think--you could be rich one day!"; "Think what a scene it must have been!" "Think big"; "think thin" "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought to return early that night" "Can you think what to do next?" "Think the matter through"; "Think how hard life in Russia must be these days" "even though she knew the answer, she did not respond" "it might be unpleasant, though" "though I love you, I cannot marry you" "the thought never entered my mind" "she paused for thought" "19th century thought"; "Darwinian thought"

thinking,v

though,adv though,con THOUGHT,N

Despite the fact that (postpositive) however Even though, in spite of the fact that The content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about The process of thinking (especially thinking carefully) The organized beliefs of a period or group or individual

THOUGHT,v

A personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty Judge or regard; look upon; judge Expect, believe, or suppose Use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments Recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection Imagine or visualize Focus one's attention on a certain state Have in mind as a purpose Decide by pondering, reasoning, or reflecting Ponder; reflect on, or reason about Dispose the mind in a certain way Have or formulate in the mind Be capable of conscious thought Bring into a given condition by mental preoccupation Exhibiting or characterized by careful thought Showing consideration and anticipation of needs

"what are your thoughts on Haiti?" "I think he is very smart"; "I think that he is her boyfriend" "I thought to find her in a bad state"; "he didn't think to find her in the kitchen" "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere" "I can't think what her last name was" "Just think--you could be rich one day!"; "Think what a scene it must have been!" "Think big"; "think thin" "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought to return early that night" "Can you think what to do next?" "Think the matter through"; "Think how hard life in Russia must be these days" "Do you really think so?" "think good thoughts" "Man is the only creature that thinks" "She thought herself into a state of panic over the final exam" "a thoughtful paper" "it was thoughtful of you to bring flowers"; "a neighbor showed thoughtful attention" "the thrills of space travel" "The men were thrilled by a loud whistle blow" "he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine" "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies" "after the treatment, the patient is through except for follow-up"; "almost through with his studies" "a through street"; "a through bus"; "through traffic" "jealousy pierced her through" "read this book through" "this bus goes through to New York" "think this through very carefully!" "this cylinder measures 15 inches through" "got soaked through in the rain"; "I'm frozen through"; "a letter shot through with the writer's personality"; "knew him through and through"; "boards rotten

thrill,n thrill,v

through,adj

Something that thrills Cause to be thrilled by some perceptual input Feel sudden intense sensation or emotion Fill with sublime emotion; tickle pink (exhilarate is obsolete in this usage) Having finished or arrived at completion Of a route or journey etc.; continuing without requiring stops or changes From one end or side to the other From beginning to end To completion In diameter Throughout the entire extent

through,adv

throughout,pre throw,n

All the way through The act of throwing (propelling something through the air with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist) A single chance or instance The distance that something can be thrown The throwing of an object in order to determine an outcome randomly Project through the air Move violently, energetically, or carelessly Over the whole distance Place or put with great energy Convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture Cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation Put or send forth To put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly Utter with force; utter vehemently Organize or be responsible for Make on a potter's wheel Cause to fall off Throw (a die) out onto a flat surface Be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly A booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning Move fast, noisily, and heavily Be the case that thunder is being heard To make or produce a loud noise (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result In the way indicated A social or business relationship The finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided A horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating One of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track

through and through" "the baby cried throughout the performance" "the catcher made a good throw to second base" "he couldn't afford $50 a throw" "it is just a stone's throw from here" "he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice" "throw a frisbee" "She threw herself forwards" "She threw the blanket around the child" "Throw a glance" "throw the lever" "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows" "Jane threw dinner together"; "throw the car into reverse" "throw accusations at someone" "have, throw, or make a party" "she threw a beautiful teapot" "The horse threw its unexperienced rider" "Throw a six" "This question completely threw me"

throw,v

thunder,n thunder,v

thus,adv

"The bus thundered down the road" "Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed" "The river thundered below" "it is late and thus we must go" "set up the pieces thus" "he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team" "their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie" "he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam" "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"

tie,n

tie,v

A cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied Fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord Finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc. Limit or restrict to Connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces Form a knot or bow in Closely constrained or constricted or constricting Pulled or drawn tight Set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration Affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow Of such close construction as to be impermeable Of textiles Securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid Exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent Demanding strict attention to rules and procedures Packed closely together

"They tied their victim to the chair" "The teams drew a tie" "I am tied to UNIX"; "These big jets are tied to large airports" "Tie the ropes together" "tie a necktie" "tight skirts"; "he hated tight starched collars"; "fingers closed in a tight fist"; "a tight feeling in his chest" "a tight drumhead"; "a tight rope" "in tight formation"; "a tight blockade" "tight money"; "a tight market" "a tight roof"; "warm in our tight little house" "smooth percale with a very tight weave" "the bolts are tight" "a good man to have on your side in a tight situation" "tight security" "the stood in a tight little group"; "hair in tight curls"; "the pub was packed tight" "this time he succeeded"; "he called four times" "he waited a long time"; "the time of year for planting"; "he was a great actor is his time" "take time to smell the roses"; "I didn't have time to finish"; "it took more than half my time" "it is time to go" "do you know what time it is?"; "the time is 10 o'clock" "he had a time holding back the tears"; "they had a good time together" "he is doing time in the county jail" "The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene" "we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely" "time the clock" "The good player times his swing so as to hit the ball squarely" "an athlete in tiptop condition" "the shoes fit me tip-top"

tight,adj

time,n

An instance or single occasion for some event An indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities) A period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something A suitable moment The time as given by a clock A person's experience on a particular occasion The period of time a prisoner is imprisoned Assign a time for an activity or event Set the speed, duration, or execution of Regulate or set the time of Adjust so that a force is applied so that an action occurs at the desired time Of the highest quality To the highest extent

time,v

tiptop,adj tiptop,adv

today,n

The present time or age The day that includes the present moment (as opposed to yesterday or tomorrow) In these times On this day as distinct from yesterday or tomorrow Mentally and emotionally stable In conjunction with; combined

"the world of today"; "today we have computers" "Today is beautiful"; "did you see today's newspaper?" "today almost every home has television" "I can't meet with you today" "she's really together" "Our salaries put together couldn't pay for the damage"; "we couldn't pay for the damages with all out salaries put together" "the leaves stuck together" "we were gathered together" "we went to the movies together"; "the family that prays together stays together" "we graduated together" "we worked together on the project" "he learned to tolerate the heat" "We must tolerate the religions of others" "The patient does not tolerate the antiinflammatory drugs we gave him" "We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital" "he began in a conversational tone"; "he spoke in a nervous tone of voice" "the Beijing dialect uses four tones" "the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet" "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting" "they tested his hearing with pure tones of different frequencies" "the general tone of articles appearing in the newspapers is that the government should withdraw"; "from the tone of her behavior I gathered that I had outstayed my welcome" "tone a negative" "tone a photographic image" "Let's tone our muscles" "he longed for the touch of her hand"; "the cooling touch of the night air" "only sight and touch enable us to locate

today,adv

together,adj together,adv

In contact with each other Assembled in one place In each other's company At the same time With cooperation and interchange Put up with something or somebody unpleasant Recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others) Have a tolerance for a poison or strong drug or pathogen Allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting The quality of a person's voice (linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound) The general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people A steady sound without overtones The quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author tone,v Of one's speech, varying the pitch Change the color or tone of Change to a color image Give a healthy elasticity to The event of something coming in contact with the body The faculty of touch

tolerate,v

tone,n

touch,n

A suggestion of some quality A distinguishing style The act of putting two things together with no space between them A slight but appreciable addition A communicative interaction A slight attack of illness The act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan) The sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin Deftness in handling matters The feel of mechanical action Make physical contact with, come in contact with Perceive via the tactile sense Affect emotionally Be in direct physical contact with; make contact Deal with; usually used with a form of negation Cause to be in brief contact with To extend as far as Be equal to in quality or ability Tamper with Comprehend tough,adj Consume Not given to gentleness or sentimentality Very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution Physically toughened Substantially made or constructed Violent and lawless Feeling physical discomfort or pain ('tough' is occasionally used colloquially for 'bad') Unfortunate or hard to bear A line or route along which something travels or moves Evidence pointing to a possible solution A pair of parallel rails providing a runway for wheels

objects in the space around us" "there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone" "this room needs a woman's touch" "at his touch the room filled with lights" "this dish could use a touch of garlic" "he got in touch with his colleagues" "he has a touch of rheumatism" "he watched the beggar trying to make a touch" "she likes the touch of silk on her skin" "he has a master's touch" "this piano has a wonderful touch" "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband" "Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her" "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy" "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched" "I wouldn't touch her with a ten-foot pole"; "The local Mafia won't touch gambling" "He touched his toes to the horse's flanks" "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall" "Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues" "Don't touch my CDs!" "He could not touch the meaning of the poem" "She didn't touch her food all night" "a tough character" "the competition was tough"; "it's a tough life"; "it was a tough job" "the tough bottoms of his feet" "a tough all-weather fabric"; "some plastics are as tough as metal" "tough street gangs" "he was feeling tough after a restless night" "a tough break" "the track of an animal"

touch,v

track,n

track,v

trade,n

trade,v

trade,adj Traditionally,adj

train,n

train,v

A course over which races are run A distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc An endless metal belt on which tracked vehicles move over the ground Carry on the feet and deposit Observe or plot the moving path of something Go after with the intent to catch The commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services People who perform a particular kind of skilled work The skilled practice of a practical occupation A particular instance of buying or selling Steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator Turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase Be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions Relating to or used in or intended for trade or commerce Consisting of or derived from tradition Pertaining to time-honored orthodox doctrines A sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding A procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file A series of consequences wrought by an event Piece of cloth forming the long back section of a gown that is drawn along the floor Create by training and teaching Undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession Train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control Prepare (someone) for a future role or function Train to be discriminative in taste or judgment

"the title track of the album"

"track mud into the house" "track a missile" "Venice was an important center of trade with the East"; "they are accused of conspiring to constrain trade" "as they say in the trade" "he learned his trade as an apprentice" "I had no further trade with him" "they rode the trade winds going west" "trade in an old car for a new one" "The stock traded around $20 a share" "a trade fair"; "trade journals"; "trade goods" "traditional history"; "traditional morality" "the simple security of traditional assumptions has vanished" "train of mourners"; "a train of thought"

"they joined the wagon train for safety" "it led to a train of disasters" "the bride's train was carried by her two young nephews" "The old master is training world-class violinists" "She is training to be a teacher"; "He trained as a legal aid" "Is this dog trained?" "They trained him to be a warrior" "Train your tastebuds"

transform,v

Change or alter in form, appearance, or nature Change in outward structure or looks Convert (one form of energy) to another Transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity So thin as to transmit light Free of deceit Easily understood or seen through (because of a lack of subtlety) Place in a confining or embarrassing position Catch in or as if in a trap Hold or catch as if in a trap To hold fast or prevent from moving Interact in a certain way Subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition Provide treatment for

"This experience transformed her completely"; "She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture" "He transformed into a monster" "transform energy to light" "transparent cristal" "transparent chiffon" "a transparent explanation"; "a transparent lie" "He was trapped in a difficult situation" "The men trap foxes" "The gaps between the teeth trap food particles" "Treat him with caution, please" "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals"; "treat an oil spill" "The doctor treated my broken leg"; "The patient must be treated right away or she will die"; "Treat the infection with antibiotics" "The new book treats the history of China" "Grandmother always treated us to the circus"; "I like to treat myself to a day at a spa when I am depressed" "Don't worry about the expensive wine-I'm treating"; "She treated her houseguests with good food every night" "they had to treat with the King" "I treated his advances as a joke" "the trend of the stock market" "the northeastern trend of the coast" "not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book" "he followed current trends" "he played a trick on me" "that offer was a dirty trick" "trivial conversation" "only trivial objections" "a trivial young woman"; "a trivial mind"

transparent,adj

trap,v

treat,v

Deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression Provide with a gift or entertainment Provide with choice or abundant food or drink Engage in negotiations in order to reach an agreement Regard or consider in a specific way A general direction in which something tends to move General line of orientation A general tendency to change (as of opinion) The popular taste at a given time A cunning or deceitful action or device A period of work or duty An attempt to get you to do something foolish or imprudent Obvious and dull Of little substance or significance Concerned with trivialities Not large enough to consider or notice

trend,n

trick,n

trivial,adj

trouble,n

A source of difficulty An angry disturbance An event causing distress or pain An effort that is inconvenient A strong feeling of anxiety An unwanted pregnancy Move deeply To cause inconvenience or discomfort to Take the trouble to do something; concern oneself Difficult to deal with In accordance with truth or fact or reality With sincerity; without pretense In fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers) Something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary) Certainty based on past experience The trait of trusting; of believing in the honesty and reliability of others A consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service Complete confidence in a person or plan etc A trustful relationship Have confidence or faith in Be confident about something Expect and wish The property of producing accurately a note of a given pitch Adjust for (better) functioning Of musical instruments The act of refusing an offer Refuse to accept Reject with contempt Take a downward direction Make lower or quieter An unforeseen development An interpretation of a text or action Any clever (deceptive) maneuver The act of rotating rapidly

trouble,v

"one trouble after another delayed the job" "they had labor trouble" "what is the trouble?"; "heart trouble" "I went to a lot of trouble"; "he won without any trouble" "he wanted to die and end his troubles" "he got several girls in trouble" "A troubling thought" "Sorry to trouble you, but..." "He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday" "a troublesome infection"; "a troublesome situation" "she was now truly American" "we are truly sorry for the inconvenience" "a truly awful book" "he is the beneficiary of a generous trust set up by his father" "he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun" "the experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity" "they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly"

troublesome,adj truly,adv

trust,n

trust,v

"the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust" "he betrayed their trust" "We can trust in God" "I trust you will behave better from now on" "he cannot sing in tune"; "the clarinet was out of tune" "tune the engine" "My piano needs to be tuned" "the turndown was polite but very firm" "The economy finally turned down after a long boom" "turn down the volume of a radio"

tune,n tune,v turn down,n turn down,v

twist,n

A sharp strain on muscles or ligaments A sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight A miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself A jerky pulling movement Social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s The act of winding or twisting Turning or twisting around (in place) twist,v To move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling) Cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form Turn in the opposite direction Form into a spiral shape Form into twists Twist suddenly so as to sprain Exhibiting the qualities or characteristics that identify a group or kind or category

"they liked to dance the twist"

"with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room" "twist the dough into a braid" "twist a wire" "The cord is all twisted" "Twist the bacon around the sausage" "The wrestler twisted his shoulder" "a typical American girl"; "a typical suburban community"; "the typical car owner drives 10,000 miles a year"; "a painting typical of the Impressionist school"; "a typical romantic poem"; "a typical case of arteritis" "that is typical of you!" "the typical (or normal) American"; "typical teenage behavior" "an ugly face"; "ugly furniture"; "war is ugly" "ugly gray slums" "an ugly frame of mind" "ugly crimes" "ugly black clouds"; "the situation became ugly" "an ugly wound" "the ultimate achievement"; "the ultimate question"; "man's ultimate destiny"; "the ultimate insult"; "one's ultimate goal in life" "the ultimate sonata of that opus"; "a distinction between the verb and noun senses of 'conflict' is that in the verb the stress is on the ultimate (or last) syllable" "the ultimate ingredients of matter" "unable to get to town without a car"; "unable to obtain funds"

typical,adj

Of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing Conforming to a type ugly,adj

ultimate,adj

Displeasing to the senses and morally revolting Deficient in beauty Inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace Morally reprehensible Threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments Provoking horror Furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme Being the last or concluding element of a series Being the ultimate or elemental constituents of anything (usually followed by 'to') not having the necessary means or skill or know-how

unable,adj

(usually followed by 'to') lacking necessary physical or mental ability unaware,adj Lacking in power or forcefulness (often followed by 'of') not aware

"dyslexics are unable to learn to read adequately"; "the sun was unable to melt enough snow" "like an unable phoenix in hot ashes" "seemed unaware of the scrutiny"; "unaware of the danger they were in"; "unaware of the newborn hope"; "the most unaware person I've known" "unaware of the new political situation" "uncertain of his convictions"; "moving with uncertain steps"; "an uncertain smile"; "touched the ornaments with uncertain fingers" "an uncertain future"; "a manuscript of uncertain origin"; "plans are still uncertain"; "changes of great if uncertain consequences"; "without further evidence his story must remain uncertain" "balancing three boxes in an uncertain pile" "everything is uncertain about the army"; "the issue is uncertain" "the weather is uncertain" "faced an uncertain future" "an uncertain recollection of events"; "a gun with a rather uncertain trigger" "she spoke in no uncertain terms" "an uncovered well"; "the stands are uncovered so take an umbrella" "The newspaper uncovered the President's illegal dealings" "uncover your belly" "courses in interior design were rare and undeveloped"; "undeveloped social awareness" "vast undeveloped natural resources" "taxes on undeveloped lots are low" "an undue loan "undue influence"; "I didn't want to show undue excitement"; "accused of using undue force" "desire for undue private profit" "his dress stops just short of undue elegance" "farmers were uneasy until rain finally came"; "uneasy about his health"; "gave an uneasy laugh"; "uneasy lies the head that wears the crown"; "an uneasy coalition government"; "an uneasy calm"; "an uneasy silence fell on the group"

uncertain,adj

Not aware or knowing (often followed by 'of') lacking knowledge or awareness Lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance Not established beyond doubt; still undecided or unknown

Not established or confirmed Not firm or secure Not certain to occur; not inevitable Subject to change Not safe from danger or mishap Not consistent or dependable uncovered,adj uncovered,v Ambiguous (especially in the negative) Not supplied with a cover or covering Not covered with clothing Make visible Remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body Not developed Undeveloped or unused (of real estate) not built upon or ready for building upon Not yet payable Not appropriate or proper (or even legal) in the circumstances Lacking justification or authorization Beyond normal limits Lacking a sense of security or affording no ease or reassurance

undeveloped,adj

undue,adj

uneasy,adj

Causing or fraught with or showing anxiety

unexpected,adj

unfair,adj unfavourable,adj

Marked by a lack of quiet; not conducive to rest Not at ease socially; unsure and constrained in manner Not expected or anticipated Not foreseen Made necessary by an unexpected situation or emergency Causing surprise or amazement by not being expected Not planned Happening or coming quickly and without warning Showing favoritism Not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception Not encouraging or approving or pleasing (of winds or weather) tending to hinder or oppose Not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune Not auspicious; boding ill Unsuitable or regrettable

"fell into an uneasy sleep" "was always uneasy with strangers" "unexpected guests"; "unexpected news"

"the curtains opened to reveal a completely unexpected scene" "an unexpected pregnancy" "a sudden unexpected development" "used unfair methods"; "it was an unfair trial"; "took an unfair advantage" "unfavourable conditions"; "an unfavourable comparison"; "unfavourable comments" "unfavourable winds" "an unfortunate turn of events"; "an unfortunate decision"; "unfortunate investments"; "an unfortunate night for all concerned" "an unfortunate choice of words"; "an unfortunate speech" "unfortunately it rained all day" "unjust punishment"; "an unjust judge"; "an unjust accusation" "'unjust' is an archaic term for 'unrighteous'" "for twins they are very unlike" "they distributed unlike sums to the various charities" "legislation on the question is highly unlikely" "an unlikely story"; "an unlikely candidate for reelection"; "a butcher is unlikely to preach vegetarianism" "a sort of unofficial mayor"; "an unofficial estimate"; "he participated in an unofficial capacity "the early election returns are unofficial" "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors" "unprepared remarks"; "the shock was unprepared"; "our treaty makers approached

unfortunate,adj

unfortunately,adv unjust,adj

By bad luck Not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception Violating principles of justice Not equitable or fair Not righteous Not like; marked by dissimilarity Not equal in amount Not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred Has little chance of being the case or coming about Having a probability too low to inspire belief Not having official authority or sanction Not officially established Not pleasant Causing disapproval or protest Very unpleasant or annoying Without preparation; not prepared for

unlike,adj unlikely,adj

unofficial,adj

unpleasant,adj

unprepared,adj

Lacking with intellectual equipment Not put in a state of preparedness unseen,adj unstable,adj Not seen or perceived Lacking stability or fixity or firmness Highly or violently reactive Affording no ease or reassurance Suffering from severe mental illness Disposed to psychological variability Subject to change; variable Not tried or tested by experience Not yet proved or subjected to testing Of an incalculable amount Not according with the facts Not true to an obligation or trust Not accurately fitted; not level (used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful Not usual or common or ordinary Being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird Not commonly encountered Not wanted; not needed Without being invited Interfering In complete agreement Located below or beneath something else Lower in rank, power, or authority Down to defeat, death, or ruin Through a range downward Into unconsciousness In or into a state of subordination or subjugation Below some quantity or limit Below the horizon Down below Further down Of mental or physical states or experiences Go or live through Accept or undergo, often unwillingly Know and comprehend the nature or

their immensely difficult problems unprepared" "unprepared to stand on his own feet" "the machinery was unprepared for the extra load" "unseen natural resources" "unstable political conditions"; "the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind"; "an unstable world economy" "sensitive and highly unstable compounds" "his rather unstable religious convictions" "everything was unstable following the coup" "still untested in battle" "an untested drug"; "untested theory" "untold suffering" "unfortunately the statement was simply untrue" "is untrue to his highest opportunity and duty" "off-level floors and untrue doors and windows" "when lovers prove untrue" "a scene of unusual beauty"; "a man of unusual ability"; "cruel and unusual punishment"; "an unusual meteorite"

untested,adj untold,adj untrue,adj

unusual,adj

unwanted,adj

unanimous,adj under,adj under,adv

"two-career families are no longer unusual" "tried to give away unwanted kittens" "an unwanted intrusion" "unwanted shadows distort the picture"; "removed the unwanted vegetation" "a unanimous decision" "the under parts of a machine" "an under secretary" "their competitors went under" "children six and under will be admitted free" "this will put the patient under" "we must keep our disappointment under" "fifty dollars or under" "the sun went under" "get under quickly!" "see under for further discussion" "undergo a strange sensation"; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; "The fluid undergoes shear" "She did not understand her husband"; "I

undergo,v

understand,v

meaning of Perceive (an idea or situation) mentally Make sense of a language Believe to be the case uniform,v uniform,adj Be understanding of Provide with uniforms Always the same; showing a single form or character in all occurrences Not differentiated Evenly spaced Radically distinctive and without equal (followed by 'to') applying exclusively to a given category or condition or locality The single one of its kind

understand what she means" "I don't understand the idea" "She understands French" "I understand you have no previous experience?" "You don't need to explain--I understand!" "The guards were uniformed" "a street of uniform tall white buildings" "at regular (or uniform) intervals" "Bach was unique in his handling of counterpoint" "a species unique to Australia" "the unique existing example of Donne's handwriting"; "a unique copy of an ancient manuscript"; "certain types of problems have unique solutions" "spoke with a unique accent"; "had unique ability in raising funds"; "a frankness unique in literature"; "a unique dining experience" "presented a united front" "a united effort" "in motor vehicles a universal joint allows the driveshaft to move up and down as the vehicle passes over bumps" "universal experience" "people universally agree on this" "up the ante" "the anchor is up"; "the sun is up"; "he lay face up"; "he is up by a pawn"; "the market is up"; "the corn is up "its an up market" "the up staircase" "he was up on his homework"; "had to be up for the game" "the windows are up" "how soon will the computers be up?" "time is up" "up by seven each morning" "look up!"; "the music surged up" "he turned up the volume" "he walked up and grabbed my lapels" "was transferred up to headquarters"; "up to Canada for a vacation" "they moved the meeting date up" "what have you been up to?"; "up to no good" "the work isn't up to the standard I require" "We updated the kitchen in the old house

unique,adj

Highly unusual or rare but not the single instance united,adj Characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity Involving the joint activity of two or more Of or relating to two people who are married to each other Coupling that connects two rotating shafts allowing freedom of movement in all directions Of worldwide scope or applicability Everywhere Raise Being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level Getting higher or more vigorous Extending or moving toward a higher place (usually followed by 'on' or 'for') in readiness Open (used of computers) operating properly Used up Out of bed Spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position To a higher intensity Nearer to the speaker To a more central or a more northerly place To a later time Busy or occupied with Having the requisite qualities for Modernize or bring up to date

universal,n universal,adj universally,adv up,v up,adj

up,adv

upto,adj update,v

upright,n upright,adj

upset,n

Bring up to date; supply with recent information Bring to the latest state of technology A vertical structural member as a post or stake A piano with a vertical sounding board In a vertical position; not sloping Of moral excellence Erect in posture Maintaining an erect position An unhappy and worried mental state The act of disturbing the mind or body Condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning A tool used to thicken or spread (the end of a bar or a rivet etc.) by forging or hammering or swaging The act of upsetting something

"the ball sailed between the uprights" "an upright post" "an upright and respectable man" "she didn't realize the upset she caused me" "his carelessness could have caused an ecological upset" "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"

upset,v

An improbable and unexpected victory Disturb the balance or stability of Cause to lose one's composure Move deeply Cause to overturn from an upright or normal position Defeat suddenly and unexpectedly "The foreign team upset the local team" Afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief Thrown into a state of disarray or confusion Used of an unexpected defeat of a team favored to win Mildly physically distressed Having been turned so that the bottom is no longer the bottom Reflecting the latest information or changes In accord with the most fashionable ideas or style Directed up Extending or moving toward a higher place Spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position To a later time Relating to or concerned with a city or densely populated area Located in or characteristic of a city or city life An instinctive motive A strong restless desire

"he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed" "the biggest upset since David beat Goliath" "The hostile talks upset the peaceful relations between the two countries" "This book upset me"

upset,adj

"too upset to say anything" "with everything so upset" "the Bills' upset victory over the Houston Oilers" "an upset stomach" "the upset pitcher of milk" "an up-to-date issue of the magazine"

uptodate,adj

upward,adj upward,adv urban,adj

"the cards were face upward"; "an upward stroke of the pen" "a general upward movement of fish" "from childhood upward" "urban sociology"; "urban development" "urban property owners"; "urban affairs"; "urban manners" "why this urge to travel?"

urge,n

urge,v

urgency,n

Force or impel in an indicated direction Push for something Urge on or encourage especially by shoutsur The state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity Pressing importance requiring speedy action An urgent situation calling for prompt action Insistent solicitation and entreaty The act of using A particular service What something is used for (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing A pattern of behavior acquired through frequent repetition (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property Exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage Put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose Take or consume (regularly or habitually) Seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage Use up, consume fully Avail oneself to Habitually do something (use only in the past tense)

"I urged him to finish his studies"

"the urgency of his need" "I'll be there, barring any urgencies"; "they departed hurriedly because of some great urgency in their affairs" "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs" "he put his knowledge to good use"; "patrons have their uses" "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?" "long use had hardened him to it" "we were given the use of his boat"

use,n

use,v

"use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't make use of this tool"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer" "She uses drugs rarely" "She uses her influential friends to get jobs"; "The president's wife used her good connections" "use care when going down the stairs"; "use your common sense" "She used to call her mother every week but now she calls only occasionally"; "I used to get sick when I ate in that dining hall"; "They used to vacation in the Bahamas" "grew the usual vegetables"; "the usual summer heat"; "came at the usual time"; "the child's usual bedtime" "a usual complaint"; "the usual greeting" "usually she was late"

usage,n usual,adj

usually,adv utility,n

The act of using Accepted or habitual practice Occurring or encountered or experienced or observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure Commonly encountered Under normal conditions A company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation The quality of being of practical use The service provided by a utility company (economics) a measure that is to be maximized in any situation involving choice (computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a

"the cost of utilities never decreases"

"a computer system provides utility programs to perform the tasks needed by most users"

utility,adj utilize,v

vacate,v

computer A facility composed of one or more pieces of equipment connected to or part of a structure and designed to provide a service such as heat or electricity or water or sewage disposal Used of beef; usable but inferior Capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team Put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose Convert (from an investment trust to a unit trust) Leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily Leave behind empty; move out of Annul by recalling or rescinding Void of thought or knowledge Without an occupant or incumbent Not clearly understood or expressed

"the price of the house included all utilities"

"a utility infielder" "How do you utilize this tool?"

vacant,adj vague,adj

Not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished Lacking clarity or distinctness vain,adj value,n Characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance Unproductive of success A numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed The quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable The amount (of money or goods or services) that is considered to be a fair equivalent for something else Relative darkness or lightness of a color (music) the relative duration of a musical note An ideal accepted by some individual or group Fix or determine the value of; assign a value to Hold dear Regard highly; think much of Place a value on; judge the worth of something Estimate the value of Something of value Having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange

"She vacated the position when she got pregnant" "You must vacate your office by tonight" "vacate a death sentence" "a vacant mind" "the throne is never vacant" "their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear"; "vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science" "vague feelings of sadness"; "a vague uneasiness" "saw a vague outline of a building through the fog" "vain about her clothes" "a vain attempt" "the value assigned was 16 milliseconds" "the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world" "he tried to estimate the value of the produce at normal prices" "I establish the colors and principal values by organizing the painting into three values-dark, medium...and light" "he has old-fashioned values" "value the jewelry and art work in the estate"

value,v

valuable,n valuable,adj

"all our valuables were stolen" "another human being equally valuable in the sight of God"; "a valuable diamond"

vanish,v

vary,v

varied,adj

Having worth or merit or value Of great importance or use or service Get lost, especially without warning or explanation Become invisible or unnoticeable Pass away rapidly Cease to exist Decrease rapidly and disappear Make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence Be at variance with; be out of line with Be subject to change in accordance with a variable Make something more diverse and varied Characterized by variety Widely different Broken away from sameness or identity or duplication Make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence Be at variance with; be out of line with Be subject to change in accordance with a variable Make something more diverse and varied A collection containing a variety of sorts of things Noticeable heterogeneity (biology) a taxonomic category consisting of members of a species that differs from others of the same species in minor but heritable characteristics A show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances A category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality A difference that is usually pleasant To an exceedingly great extent or degree Communicated in the form of words Of or relating to or formed from words in general Of or relating to or formed from a verb Relating to or having facility in the use of words Expressed in spoken words Prolix

"a valuable friend" "valuable advice" "The effect vanished when day broke" "An entire civilization vanished" "the money vanished in las Vegas" "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"

varied,v

"Prices vary"; "His moods vary depending on the weather" "Vary the menu" "immigrants' varied ethnic and religious traditions"; "his work is interesting and varied" "varied motives prompt people to join a political party"; "varied ethnic traditions of the immigrants" "her quickly varied answers indicated uncertainty" "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"

variety,n

"Prices vary"; "His moods vary depending on the weather" "Vary the menu" "he had a variety of disorders" "the range and variety of his work is amazing" "varieties are frequently recognized in botany"

vastly,adv verbal,adj

"he goes to France for variety" "He had vastly overestimated his resources" "verbal imagery"; "a verbal protest" "verbal ability" "verbal adjectives like 'running' in 'hot and cold running water'" "a good poet is a verbal artist"; "a merely verbal writer who sacrifices content to sound"; "verbal aptitude" "a verbal contract" "you put me to forget a lady's manners by

verify,v

Confirm the truth of Verify or regulate by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard, of scientific experiments Attach or append a legal verification to (a pleading or petition) To declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true An unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance A person who is tricked or swindled A successful ending of a struggle or contest A way of regarding situations or topics etc. The visual percept of a region The act of looking or seeing or observing The range of the eye A personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty A message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof Purpose; the phrase 'with a view to' means 'with the intention of' or 'for the purpose of' Graphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept The range of interest or activity that can be anticipated Outward appearance Deem to be Look at carefully; study mentally See or watch Fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns Act in disregard of laws and rules Destroy Violate the sacred character of a place or language Force (someone) to have sex against their will Destroy and strip of its possession A crime less serious than a felony An act that disregards an agreement or a right Entry to another's property without right or permission

being so verbal" "Please verify that the doors are closed"; "verify a claim"

victim,n victory,n view,n

"the general always gets credit for his army's victory" "consider what follows from the positivist view" "the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views" "he tried to get a better view of it" "they were soon out of view"

"he took the computer with a view to pawning it" "figure 2 shows photographic and schematic views of the equipment"

view,v

violate,v

"they look the same in outward view" "She views this quite differently from me" "view a problem" "view a show on television"; "view an exhibition" "This sentence violates the rules of syntax" "violate the basic laws or human civilization" "Don't violate my garden"; "violate my privacy" "violate the sanctity of the church"

violation,n

"he claimed a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment"

visible,adj

A disrespectful act The crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will Perceptible especially by the eye; or open to easy view Obvious to the eye Being often in the public eye Present and easily available A vivid mental image The ability to see; the faculty of vision The perceptual experience of seeing The formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses A religious or mystical experience of a supernatural appearance The act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time A meeting arranged by the visitor to see someone (such as a doctor or lawyer) for treatment or advice The act of visiting in an official capacity (as for an inspection) The act of going to see some person in a professional capacity Visit a place, as for entertainment Go to certain places as for sightseeing Pay a brief visit Come to see in an official or professional capacity Impose something unpleasant Talk socially without exchanging too much information Stay with as a guest Assail

vision,n

"a visible object"; "visible stars"; "mountains visible in the distance"; "a visible change of expression"; "visible files" "a visible change of expression" "a visible public figure" "a visible supply"; "visible resources" "he had a vision of his own death" "the runners emerged from the trees into his clear vision"

"he had a vision of the Virgin Mary" "he dropped by for a visit" "he scheduled a visit to the dentist"

visit,n

"a visit to the dentist" "Did you ever visit Paris?" "The governor visited the prison"; "The grant administrator visited the laboratory" "The principal visited his rage on the students" "Every summer, we visited our relatives in the country for a month" "He was visited with a terrible illness that killed him quickly" "vital for a healthy society"; "of vital interest" "vital organs"; "blood and other vital fluids"; "the loss of vital heat in shock"; "a vital spot" "a vital and charismatic leader" "a vital, living organism"; "vital signs" "vocal technique"; "the vocal repertoire"; "organized a vocal group to sing his compositions" "vocal organs"; "all vocal beings hymned their praise" "vocal music" "a vocal assembly" "vocal communication"; "either silent or vocal

visit,v

vital,adj

vocal,adj

Urgently needed; absolutely necessary Performing an essential function in the living body Full of spirit Manifesting or characteristic of life Relating to or designed for or using the singing voice Having or using the power to produce speech or sound Using the voice in song Given to expressing yourself freely or insistently Using the voice in speech

Full of the sound of voices vocational,adj voluntary,adj Of or relation to a vocation or occupation; especially providing or undergoing training in special skills Of your own free will or design; not forced or compelled

prayers"; "vocal noises" "a playground vocal with the shouts and laughter of children" "vocational school"; "vocational students learning to repair a motor" "man is a voluntary agent"; "participation was voluntary"; "voluntary manslaughter"; "voluntary generosity in times of disaster"; "voluntary social workers"; "a voluntary confession" "voluntary motions"; "voluntary muscles" "appealing to the vulgar taste for violence"; "the vulgar display of the newly rich" "a vulgar and objectionable person" "the vulgar tongue of the masses"; "the technical and vulgar names for an animal species" "a vulgar gesture"; "full of language so vulgar it should have been edited" "wages were paid by check" "the wait was an ordeal for him" "I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets" "he is waiting to be drafted" "I'm waiting on tables at Maxim's" "in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured" "the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe" "there's no weeping at an Irish wake" "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock" "Wake old feelings of hatred"

vulgar,adj

Controlled by individual volition Lacking refinement or cultivation or taste Of or associated with the great masses of people Being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language Conspicuously and tastelessly indecent

wage,n wait,n wait,v

wake,n

wake,v walk,n

walk,v

Something that remunerates The act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something) Stay in one place and anticipate or expect something Wait before acting Look forward to the probable occurrence of Serve as a waiter in a restaurant The consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event) The wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward A vigil held over a corpse the night before burial Be awake, be alert, be there Stop sleeping Arouse or excite feelings and passions The act of traveling by foot (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls Manner of walking The act of walking somewhere A path set aside for walking A slow gait of a horse in which two feet are always on the ground Careers in general Use one's feet to advance; advance by steps Traverse or cover by walking

"he had a funny walk" "he took a walk after lunch" "after the blizzard he shoveled the front walk" "it happens in all walks of life" "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet" "Walk the tightrope"; "Paul walked the streets of Damascus"; "She walks 3 miles every day"

Accompany or escort Obtain a base on balls Live or behave in a specifi