1. make a more or less disguised reference to

    Synonyms : allude, touch
    Type Of : hint, suggest
  2. give heed (to)

    Synonyms : attend, give ear, hang, pay heed
    Type Of : listen
  3. make reference to

    Synonyms : bring up, cite, mention, name, refer
    Type Of : mean, have in mind, think of
  4. a public promotion of some product or service

    Synonyms : ad, advertisement, advertising, advertizement, advertizing
    Type Of : publicity, packaging, promo, promotion, promotional material


  1. used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction

    Synonyms : about
    Examples :
    • news gets around (or about)
    • traveled around in Asia
    • he needs advice from someone who's been around
    • she sleeps around
  2. in or to a reversed position or direction

    Synonyms : about
    Examples :
    • suddenly she turned around
  3. in the area or vicinity

    Synonyms : about
    Examples :
    • hanging around
    • waited around for the next flight
  4. all around or on all sides

    Synonyms : about
    Examples :
    • dirty clothes lying around (or about)
    • There were trees growing all around
    • she looked around her
  5. from beginning to end; throughout

    Synonyms : round
    Examples :
    • frigid weather the year around
  6. (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct

    Synonyms : about, approximately, close to, just about, more or less, or so, roughly, some
    Examples :
    • weighs around a hundred pounds


  1. exaggerate or make bigger

    Synonyms : blow up, expand, inflate
    Type Of : increase
  2. increase in size, volume or significance

    Synonyms : magnify
    Type Of : enlarge
  3. to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

    Synonyms : exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, magnify, overdraw, overstate
    Type Of : misinform, mislead
  4. increase the volume of

    Type Of : intensify, compound, deepen, heighten
    Examples :
    • amplify sound


  1. the area of a theater or concert hall where the audience sits

    Type Of : area


  1. the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)

    Synonyms : backwash, wake
    Type Of : outcome, consequence, issue, effect, upshot, event, result
    Examples :
    • the aftermath of war
  2. the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual

    Synonyms : consequence
    Type Of : final result, outcome, result, resultant, termination


  1. the quality of being produced by people and not occurring naturally

    Type Of : unnaturalness


  1. an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances

    Synonyms : adjustment
    Type Of : recompense
    Examples :
    • an allowance for profit
  2. a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets

    Synonyms : allowance account, valuation account, valuation reserve
    Type Of : reserve account, reserve fund
  3. a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits

    Synonyms : leeway, margin, tolerance
    Type Of : divergence, variance, disagreement, discrepancy
  4. an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period)

    Type Of : percentage, share, part, portion
    Examples :
    • travel allowance
    • my weekly allowance of two eggs
    • a child's allowance should not be too generous
  5. a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses

    Type Of : reimbursement
  6. put on a fixed allowance, as of food

    Type Of : grant, allow
  7. the act of allowing

    Type Of : license, permission, permit
    Examples :
    • He objected to the allowance of smoking in the dining room


  1. a tank or pool or bowl filled with water for keeping live fish and underwater animals

    Synonyms : fish tank, marine museum
    Type Of : vivarium, storage tank, tank


  1. a unit of surface area equal to 100 square meters

    Synonyms : are
    Type Of : square measure, area unit
  2. a state in south central United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War

    Synonyms : ark., arkansas, land of opportunity
  3. a colorless and odorless inert gas; one of the six inert gases; comprises approximately 1% of the earth's atmosphere

    Synonyms : argon, atomic number 18
    Type Of : element, chemical element, argonon, inert gas, noble gas


  1. an almond-shaped neural structure in the anterior part of the temporal lobe of the cerebrum; intimately connected with the hypothalamus and the hippocampus and the cingulate gyrus; as part of the limbic system it plays an important role in motivation and emotional behavior

    Synonyms : amygdaloid nucleus, corpus amygdaloideum
    Type Of : basal ganglion