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: the part of the face above the eyes [syn: brow,
2: the arch of hair above each eye [syn: eyebrow, brow,
3: the peak of a hill; "the sun set behind the brow of distant
hills" [syn: hilltop, brow]
n 1: an impressive country house (or castle) in France
n 1: the imperial dynasty of China from 1122 to 221 BC; notable
for the rise of Confucianism and Taoism [syn: Zhou, Zhou
dynasty, Chou, Chou dynasty, Chow, Chow dynasty]
2: informal terms for a meal [syn: chow, chuck, eats,
3: breed of medium-sized dogs with a thick coat and fluffy
curled tails and distinctive blue-black tongues; believed to
have originated in northern China [syn: chow, chow chow]
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: a flat mass of ice (smaller than an ice field) floating at
sea [syn: ice floe, floe]
n 1: the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
[syn: flow, flowing]
2: the amount of fluid that flows in a given time [syn: flow,
flow rate, rate of flow]
3: the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression [syn:
4: any uninterrupted stream or discharge
5: something that resembles a flowing stream in moving
continuously; "a stream of people emptied from the terminal";
"the museum had planned carefully for the flow of visitors"
[syn: stream, flow]
6: dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive
events or ideas; "two streams of development run through
American history"; "stream of consciousness"; "the flow of
thought"; "the current of history" [syn: stream, flow,
7: the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant
women from puberty to menopause; "the women were sickly and
subject to excessive menstruation"; "a woman does not take
the gout unless her menses be stopped"--Hippocrates; "the
semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same
time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females"--
Aristotle [syn: menstruation, menses, menstruum,
catamenia, period, flow]
v 1: move or progress freely as if in a stream; "The crowd
flowed out of the stadium" [syn: flow, flux]
2: move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the
Missouri feeds into the Mississippi" [syn: run, flow,
3: cause to flow; "The artist flowed the washes on the paper"
4: be abundantly present; "The champagne flowed at the wedding"
5: fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her
long black hair flowed down her back" [syn: hang, fall,
6: cover or swamp with water
7: undergo menstruation; "She started menstruating at the age of
11" [syn: menstruate, flow]
n 1: an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing
military force); "a soldier must be prepared to kill his
enemies" [syn: enemy, foe, foeman, opposition]
2: a personal enemy; "they had been political foes for years"
[syn: foe, enemy] [ant: ally, friend]
n 1: an alert and refreshed state [syn: freshness, glow]
2: light from nonthermal sources [syn: luminescence, glow]
3: the phenomenon of light emission by a body as its temperature
is raised [syn: incandescence, glow]
4: a feeling of considerable warmth; "the glow of new love"; "a
glow of regret"
5: a steady even light without flames
6: the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving
at a point on a surface [syn: radiance, glow, glowing]
7: an appearance of reflected light [syn: gleam, gleaming,
v 1: emit a steady even light without flames; "The fireflies
were glowing and flying about in the garden"
2: have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or
pink; "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna" [syn:
glow, beam, radiate, shine]
3: shine intensely, as if with heat; "The coals were glowing in
the dark"; "The candles were burning" [syn: burn, glow]
4: be exuberant or high-spirited; "Make the people's hearts
5: experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good
health or an intense emotion; "She was beaming with joy";
"Her face radiated with happiness" [syn: glow, beam,
v 1: pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific
property or attribute; become; "The weather turned nasty";
"She grew angry" [syn: turn, grow]
2: become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The
problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"
3: increase in size by natural process; "Corn doesn't grow
here"; "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees";
"her hair doesn't grow much anymore"
4: cause to grow or develop; "He grows vegetables in his
5: develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured
fast"; "The child grew fast" [syn: mature, maturate,
6: come into existence; take on form or shape; "A new religious
movement originated in that country"; "a love that sprang up
from friendship"; "the idea for the book grew out of a short
story"; "An interesting phenomenon uprose" [syn: originate,
arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow]
7: cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means
of agricultural techniques; "The Bordeaux region produces
great red wines"; "They produce good ham in Parma"; "We grow
wheat here"; "We raise hogs here" [syn: grow, raise,
8: come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and
attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed
abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body";
"Well-developed breasts" [syn: grow, develop, produce,
9: grow emotionally or mature; "The child developed beautifully
in her new kindergarten"; "When he spent a summer at camp,
the boy grew noticeably and no longer showed some of his old
adolescent behavior" [syn: develop, grow]
10: become attached by or as if by the process of growth; "The
tree trunks had grown together"
n 1: the fact of being aware of information that is known to few
people; "he is always in the know"
v 1: be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of
information; possess knowledge or information about; "I
know that the President lied to the people"; "I want to
know who is winning the game!"; "I know it's time" [syn:
know, cognize, cognise] [ant: ignore]
2: know how to do or perform something; "She knows how to knit";
"Does your husband know how to cook?"
3: be aware of the truth of something; have a belief or faith in
something; regard as true beyond any doubt; "I know that I
left the key on the table"; "Galileo knew that the earth
moves around the sun"
4: be familiar or acquainted with a person or an object; "She
doesn't know this composer"; "Do you know my sister?"; "We
know this movie"; "I know him under a different name"; "This
flower is known as a Peruvian Lily"
5: have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or
sensations; "I know the feeling!"; "have you ever known
hunger?"; "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" [syn: know, experience,
6: accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power
and authority; "The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true
heir to the throne"; "We do not recognize your gods" [syn:
acknowledge, recognize, recognise, know]
7: have fixed in the mind; "I know Latin"; "This student knows
her irregular verbs"; "Do you know the poem well enough to
8: have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with
everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever
intimate with this man?" [syn: sleep together, roll in the
hay, love, make out, make love, sleep with, get
laid, have sex, know, do it, be intimate, have
intercourse, have it away, have it off, screw, fuck,
jazz, eff, hump, lie with, bed, have a go at it,
bang, get it on, bonk]
9: know the nature or character of; "we all knew her as a big
10: be able to distinguish, recognize as being different; "The
child knows right from wrong"
11: perceive as familiar; "I know this voice!"
adv 1: in a low position; near the ground; "the branches hung
adj 1: less than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "low
prices"; "the reservoir is low" [ant: high]
2: literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small
elevation or upward extension; "low ceilings"; "low clouds";
"low hills"; "the sun is low"; "low furniture"; "a low bow"
3: very low in volume; "a low murmur"; "the low-toned murmur of
the surf" [syn: low, low-toned]
4: unrefined in character; "low comedy"
5: used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency [syn:
low, low-pitched] [ant: high, high-pitched]
6: of the most contemptible kind; "abject cowardice"; "a low
stunt to pull"; "a low-down sneak"; "his miserable treatment
of his family"; "You miserable skunk!"; "a scummy rabble"; "a
scurvy trick" [syn: abject, low, low-down, miserable,
7: low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a
lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small
beginnings" [syn: humble, low, lowly, modest,
8: no longer sufficient; "supplies are low"; "our funds are
depleted" [syn: depleted, low]
9: subdued or brought low in condition or status; "brought low";
"a broken man"; "his broken spirit" [syn: broken,
crushed, humbled, humiliated, low]
10: filled with melancholy and despondency ; "gloomy at the
thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions"; "a
gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"; "the
darkening mood"; "lonely and blue in a strange city";
"depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and
resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his
defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted" [syn:
gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited,
down(p), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth,
n 1: an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation;
"a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow" [syn:
2: British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who
created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963) [syn: Low,
David Low, Sir David Low, Sir David Alexander Cecil
3: a low level or position or degree; "the stock market fell to
a new low" [ant: high]
4: the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor
vehicle; used to start a car moving [syn: first gear,
first, low gear, low]
v 1: make a low noise, characteristic of bovines [syn: moo,
n 1: a loft in a barn where hay is stored [syn: hayloft,
v 1: cut with a blade or mower; "mow the grass" [syn: mow,
2: make a sad face and thrust out one's lower lip; "mop and
mow"; "The girl pouted" [syn: pout, mop, mow]
adv 1: referring to the degree to which a certain quality is
present; "he was no heavier than a child" [syn: no, no
2: not in any degree or manner; not at all; "he is no better
3: used to express refusal or denial or disagreement etc or
especially to emphasize a negative statement; "no, you are
adj 1: quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count
nouns for indicating a complete or almost complete lack
or zero quantity of; "we have no bananas"; "no eggs left
and no money to buy any"; "have you no decency?"; "did it
with no help"; "I'll get you there in no time" [ant:
n 1: a negative; "his no was loud and clear" [ant: yes]
2: a radioactive transuranic element synthesized by bombarding
curium with carbon ions; 7 isotopes are known [syn:
nobelium, No, atomic number 102]
n 1: a midwestern state in north central United States in the
Great Lakes region [syn: Ohio, Buckeye State, OH]
v 1: be obliged to pay or repay
2: be indebted to, in an abstract or intellectual sense; "This
new theory owes much to Einstein's Relativity Theory"
3: be in debt; "She owes me $200"; "I still owe for the car";
"The thesis owes much to his adviser"
n 1: the land inside an oxbow bend in a river
2: a U-shaped curve in a stream
3: a wooden framework bent in the shape of a U; its upper ends
are attached to the horizontal yoke and the loop goes around
the neck of an ox
adv 1: in favor of a proposition, opinion, etc. [ant: con]
adj 1: in favor of (an action or proposal etc.); "a pro vote"
n 1: an athlete who plays for pay [syn: professional, pro]
2: an argument in favor of a proposal [ant: con]
n 1: fish eggs or egg-filled ovary; having a grainy texture
[syn: roe, hard roe]
2: eggs of female fish
3: the egg mass or spawn of certain crustaceans such as the
4: the eggs or egg-laden ovary of a fish
n 1: an arrangement of objects or people side by side in a line;
"a row of chairs"
2: an angry dispute; "they had a quarrel"; "they had words"
[syn: quarrel, wrangle, row, words, run-in,
3: a long continuous strip (usually running horizontally); "a
mackerel sky filled with rows of clouds"; "rows of barbed
wire protected the trenches"
4: (construction) a layer of masonry; "a course of bricks" [syn:
5: a linear array of numbers, letters, or symbols side by side
6: a continuous chronological succession without an
interruption; "they won the championship three years in a
7: the act of rowing as a sport [syn: rowing, row]
v 1: propel with oars; "row the boat across the lake"
v 1: fasten by sewing; do needlework [syn: sew, run up, sew
2: create (clothes) with cloth; "Can the seamstress sew me a
suit by next week?" [syn: sew, tailor, tailor-make]
n 1: the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining; "a
remarkable show of skill"
2: something intended to communicate a particular impression;
"made a display of strength"; "a show of impatience"; "a good
show of looking interested" [syn: display, show]
3: a social event involving a public performance or
entertainment; "they wanted to see some of the shows on
4: pretending that something is the case in order to make a good
impression; "they try to keep up appearances"; "that ceremony
is just for show" [syn: appearance, show]
v 1: give an exhibition of to an interested audience; "She shows
her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in
Washington" [syn: show, demo, exhibit, present,
2: establish the validity of something, as by an example,
explanation or experiment; "The experiment demonstrated the
instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the
validity of the conjecture" [syn: prove, demonstrate,
establish, show, shew] [ant: confute, disprove]
3: provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the
father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence" [syn:
testify, bear witness, prove, evidence, show]
4: make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for
cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please" [ant: conceal,
5: show in, or as in, a picture; "This scene depicts country
life"; "the face of the child is rendered with much
tenderness in this painting" [syn: picture, depict,
6: give expression to; "She showed her disappointment" [syn:
express, show, evince]
7: indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either
spatially or figuratively; "I showed the customer the glove
section"; "He pointed to the empty parking space"; "he
indicated his opponents" [syn: indicate, point,
8: be or become visible or noticeable; "His good upbringing
really shows"; "The dirty side will show" [syn: show, show
9: indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The
thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge
read `empty'" [syn: read, register, show, record]
10: give evidence of, as of records; "The diary shows his
distress that evening"
11: take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or
auditoriums; "The usher showed us to our seats" [syn:
12: finish third or better in a horse or dog race; "he bet $2 on
number six to show"
n 1: precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice
crystals [syn: snow, snowfall]
2: a layer of snowflakes (white crystals of frozen water)
covering the ground
3: English writer of novels about moral dilemmas in academe
(1905-1980) [syn: Snow, C. P. Snow, Charles Percy Snow,
Baron Snow of Leicester]
4: street names for cocaine [syn: coke, blow, nose candy,
v 1: fall as snow; "It was snowing all night"
2: conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately
feigning good intentions so as to gain an end; "He bamboozled
his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well"
[syn: bamboozle, snow, hoodwink, pull the wool over
someone's eyes, lead by the nose, play false]
n 1: an adult female hog
v 1: place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth; "She
sowed sunflower seeds" [syn: sow, seed]
2: introduce into an environment; "sow suspicion or beliefs"
3: place seeds in or on (the ground); "sow the ground with
sunflower seeds" [syn: inseminate, sow, sow in]
v 1: fill by packing tightly; "stow the cart"
adv 1: (postpositive) however; "it might be unpleasant, though"
n 1: the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid
movement of the arm and wrist); "the catcher made a good
throw to second base"
2: a single chance or instance; "he couldn't afford $50 a throw"
3: the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating
piece by a cam [syn: throw, stroke, cam stroke]
4: bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an
afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something
5: casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly;
"he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"
v 1: propel through the air; "throw a frisbee"
2: move violently, energetically, or carelessly; "She threw
3: get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your
clothes" [syn: shed, cast, cast off, shake off,
throw, throw off, throw away, drop]
4: place or put with great energy; "She threw the blanket around
the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
[syn: throw, thrust]
5: convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical
gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look" [syn:
6: cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; "switch
on the light"; "throw the lever" [syn: throw, flip,
7: put or send forth; "She threw the flashlight beam into the
corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a
spell"; "cast a warm light" [syn: project, cast,
8: to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or
carelessly; "Jane threw dinner together"; "throw the car into
9: cause to be confused emotionally [syn: bewilder, bemuse,
10: utter with force; utter vehemently; "hurl insults"; "throw
accusations at someone" [syn: hurl, throw]
11: organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have,
throw, or make a party"; "give a course" [syn: hold,
throw, have, make, give]
12: make on a potter's wheel; "she threw a beautiful teapot"
13: cause to fall off; "The horse threw its inexperienced rider"
14: throw (a die) out onto a flat surface; "Throw a six"
15: be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think
clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This
question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even
the teacher" [syn: confuse, throw, fox, befuddle,
fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate]
n 1: misery resulting from affliction [syn: suffering, woe]
2: intense mournfulness [syn: woe, woefulness]
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