adj 1: softly bright or radiant; "a house aglow with lights";
"glowing embers"; "lambent tongues of flame"; "the lucent
moon"; "a sky luminous with stars" [syn: aglow(p),
lambent, lucent, luminous]
adv 1: in the past; "long ago"; "sixty years ago my grandfather
came to the U.S."
adj 1: gone by; or in the past; "two years ago"; "`agone' is an
archaic word for `ago'" [syn: ago, agone]
n 1: an undergarment worn by women to support their breasts
[syn: brassiere, bra, bandeau]
n 1: a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman; "if I'd
known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked" [syn:
boyfriend, fellow, beau, swain, young man]
2: a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
[syn: dandy, dude, fop, gallant, sheik, beau,
swell, fashion plate, clotheshorse]
adv 1: in or to a place that is lower [syn: below, at a lower
place, to a lower place, beneath] [ant: above,
higher up, in a higher place, to a higher place]
2: at a later place; "see below" [ant: above, supra]
3: (in writing) see below; "vide infra" [syn: below, infra]
4: on a floor below; "the tenants live downstairs" [syn:
downstairs, down the stairs, on a lower floor, below]
[ant: on a higher floor, up the stairs, upstairs]
5: further down; "see under for further discussion" [syn:
v 1: present; "The university conferred a degree on its most
famous former student, who never graduated"; "bestow an
honor on someone" [syn: confer, bestow]
2: give as a gift
3: bestow a quality on; "Her presence lends a certain cachet to
the company"; "The music added a lot to the play"; "She
brings a special atmosphere to our meetings"; "This adds a
light note to the program" [syn: lend, impart, bestow,
contribute, add, bring]
n 1: a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the
2: an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the
bicycle" [syn: blow, bump]
3: an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something
that is thwarting or frustrating [syn: reverse, reversal,
setback, blow, black eye]
4: an unpleasant or disappointing surprise; "it came as a shock
to learn that he was injured" [syn: shock, blow]
5: a strong current of air; "the tree was bent almost double by
the gust" [syn: gust, blast, blow]
6: street names for cocaine [syn: coke, blow, nose candy,
7: forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth; "he gave his
nose a loud blow"; "he blew out all the candles with a single
puff" [syn: blow, puff]
v 1: exhale hard; "blow on the soup to cool it down"
2: be blowing or storming; "The wind blew from the West"
3: free of obstruction by blowing air through; "blow one's nose"
4: be in motion due to some air or water current; "The leaves
were blowing in the wind"; "the boat drifted on the lake";
"The sailboat was adrift on the open sea"; "the shipwrecked
boat drifted away from the shore" [syn: float, drift, be
5: make a sound as if blown; "The whistle blew"
6: shape by blowing; "Blow a glass vase"
7: make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we
had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult
passage in the second movement" [syn: botch, bodge,
bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub,
screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff,
bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble,
mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck up]
8: spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance
on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to
get and advanced degree" [syn: waste, blow, squander]
[ant: conserve, economise, economize, husband]
9: spend lavishly or wastefully on; "He blew a lot of money on
his new home theater"
10: sound by having air expelled through a tube; "The trumpets
11: play or sound a wind instrument; "She blew the horn"
12: provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation [syn:
fellate, suck, blow, go down on]
13: cause air to go in, on, or through; "Blow my hair dry"
14: cause to move by means of an air current; "The wind blew the
leaves around in the yard"
15: spout moist air from the blowhole; "The whales blew"
16: leave; informal or rude; "shove off!"; "The children shoved
along"; "Blow now!" [syn: shove off, shove along,
17: lay eggs; "certain insects are said to blow"
18: cause to be revealed and jeopardized; "The story blew their
cover"; "The double agent was blown by the other side"
19: show off [syn: boast, tout, swash, shoot a line,
brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade]
20: allow to regain its breath; "blow a horse"
21: melt, break, or become otherwise unusable; "The lightbulbs
blew out"; "The fuse blew" [syn: blow out, burn out,
22: burst suddenly; "The tire blew"; "We blew a tire"
n 1: a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces
[syn: bow, bowknot]
2: a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair
strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments
3: front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of
the boat toward the finish line" [syn: bow, fore, prow,
4: a weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of
resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow
5: something curved in shape [syn: bow, arc]
6: bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or
submission or shame or greeting [syn: bow, bowing,
7: an appearance by actors or performers at the end of the
concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the
audience [syn: bow, curtain call]
8: a decorative interlacing of ribbons
9: a stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair
strands that is used in playing stringed instruments
v 1: bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head; "He bowed
before the King"; "She bowed her head in shame" [syn:
bow, bow down]
2: yield to another's wish or opinion; "The government bowed to
the military pressure" [syn: submit, bow, defer,
accede, give in]
3: bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of
respect or greeting; "He bowed before the King"
4: bend one's back forward from the waist on down; "he crouched
down"; "She bowed before the Queen"; "The young man stooped
to pick up the girl's purse" [syn: crouch, stoop, bend,
5: play on a string instrument with a bow
adj 1: young and inexperienced; "a fledgling enterprise"; "a
fledgling skier"; "an unfledged lawyer" [syn:
fledgling, unfledged, callow]
n 1: an impressive country house (or castle) in France
n 1: black birds having a raucous call
2: the cry of a cock (or an imitation of it)
3: a member of the Siouan people formerly living in eastern
4: a small quadrilateral constellation in the southern
hemisphere near Virgo [syn: Corvus, Crow]
5: an instance of boastful talk; "his brag is worse than his
fight"; "whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade"
[syn: brag, bragging, crow, crowing, vaporing,
6: a Siouan language spoken by the Crow
v 1: dwell on with satisfaction [syn: gloat, triumph,
2: express pleasure verbally; "She crowed with joy"
3: utter shrill sounds; "The cocks crowed all morning"
adj 1: left unplowed and unseeded during a growing season;
2: undeveloped but potentially useful; "a fallow gold market"
n 1: cultivated land that is not seeded for one or more growing
v 1: to travel behind, go after, come after; "The ducklings
followed their mother around the pond"; "Please follow the
guide through the museum" [ant: lead, precede]
2: be later in time; "Tuesday always follows Monday" [syn:
postdate, follow] [ant: antecede, antedate, forego,
forgo, precede, predate]
3: come as a logical consequence; follow logically; "It follows
that your assertion is false"; "the theorem falls out nicely"
[syn: follow, fall out]
4: travel along a certain course; "follow the road"; "follow the
trail" [syn: follow, travel along]
5: act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes;
"He complied with my instructions"; "You must comply or
else!"; "Follow these simple rules"; "abide by the rules"
[syn: comply, follow, abide by]
6: come after in time, as a result; "A terrible tsunami followed
the earthquake" [syn: follow, come after]
7: behave in accordance or in agreement with; "Follow a
pattern"; "Follow my example" [syn: follow, conform to]
8: be next; "Mary plays best, with John and Sue following"
9: choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies,
strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement";
"The candidate espouses Republican ideals" [syn: adopt,
10: to bring something about at a later time than; "She followed
dinner with a brandy"; "He followed his lecture with a
question and answer period"
11: imitate in behavior; take as a model; "Teenagers follow
their friends in everything" [syn: take after, follow]
12: follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of
something; "We must follow closely the economic development
is Cuba" ; "trace the student's progress" [syn: trace,
13: follow with the eyes or the mind; "Keep an eye on the baby,
please!"; "The world is watching Sarajevo"; "She followed
the men with the binoculars" [syn: watch, observe,
follow, watch over, keep an eye on]
14: be the successor (of); "Carter followed Ford"; "Will Charles
succeed to the throne?" [syn: succeed, come after,
follow] [ant: come before, precede]
15: perform an accompaniment to; "The orchestra could barely
follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano" [syn:
play along, accompany, follow]
16: keep informed; "He kept up on his country's foreign
policies" [syn: keep up, keep abreast, follow]
17: to be the product or result; "Melons come from a vine";
"Understanding comes from experience" [syn: come,
18: accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of;
"Let's follow our great helmsman!"; "She followed a guru for
19: adhere to or practice; "These people still follow the laws
of their ancient religion"
20: work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a
specific function; "He is a herpetologist"; "She is our
resident philosopher" [syn: be, follow]
21: keep under surveillance; "The police had been following him
for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the
bombing" [syn: surveil, follow, survey]
22: follow in or as if in pursuit; "The police car pursued the
suspected attacker"; "Her bad deed followed her and haunted
her dreams all her life" [syn: pursue, follow]
23: grasp the meaning; "Can you follow her argument?"; "When he
lectures, I cannot follow"
24: keep to; "Stick to your principles"; "stick to the diet"
[syn: stick to, stick with, follow]
v 1: render holy by means of religious rites [syn: consecrate,
bless, hallow, sanctify] [ant: deconsecrate,
n 1: any of various plants of the family Malvaceae
n 1: spongy confection made of gelatin and sugar and corn syrup
and dusted with powdered sugar
adj 1: unhealthy looking [syn: sallow, sickly]
n 1: any of several Old World shrubby broad-leaved willows
having large catkins; some are important sources for
tanbark and charcoal
v 1: cause to become sallow; "The illness has sallowed her face"
adj 1: lacking physical depth; having little spatial extension
downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or
outward from a center; "shallow water"; "a shallow dish";
"a shallow cut"; "a shallow closet"; "established a
shallow beachhead"; "hit the ball to shallow left field"
2: not deep or strong; not affecting one deeply; "shallow
breathing"; "a night of shallow fretful sleep"; "in a shallow
trance" [ant: deep]
3: lacking depth of intellect or knowledge; concerned only with
what is obvious; "shallow people"; "his arguments seemed
shallow and tedious"
n 1: a stretch of shallow water [syn: shoal, shallow]
v 1: make shallow; "The silt shallowed the canal" [syn:
2: become shallow; "the lake shallowed over time" [syn:
n 1: obtained from suet and used in making soap, candles and
n 1: a soft yellow malleable ductile (trivalent and univalent)
metallic element; occurs mainly as nuggets in rocks and
alluvial deposits; does not react with most chemicals but
is attacked by chlorine and aqua regia [syn: gold, Au,
atomic number 79]
2: a unit of length used for distances within the solar system;
equal to the mean distance between the Earth and the Sun
(approximately 93 million miles or 150 million kilometers)
[syn: Astronomical Unit, AU]
n 1: a port city in southwestern France; a major center of the
2: any of several red or white wines produced around Bordeaux,
France or wines resembling them [syn: Bordeaux, Bordeaux