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"
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 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
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"
n 1: an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others
[syn: ego, egotism, self-importance]
2: your consciousness of your own identity [syn: self, ego]
3: (psychoanalysis) the conscious mind
n 1: (psychoanalysis) that part of the unconscious mind that
acts as a conscience
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