aviation

  1. travel via aircraft

    Synonyms : air, air travel
    Type Of : travel, traveling, travelling
  2. the art of operating aircraft

    Synonyms : airmanship
    Type Of : prowess, artistry, art
  3. the aggregation of a country's military aircraft

    Synonyms : air power
    Type Of : assemblage, aggregation, collection, accumulation
  4. the operation of aircraft to provide transportation

    Type Of : industry

appoint

  1. create and charge with a task or function

    Synonyms : constitute, name, nominate
    Type Of : found, constitute, establish, plant, institute
  2. assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to

    Synonyms : charge
    Examples :
    • He was appointed deputy manager
  3. furnish

    Type Of : outfit, equip, fit, fit out
    Examples :
    • a beautifully appointed house

armchair

  1. chair with a support on each side for arms

    Type Of : chair

announcement

  1. a formal public statement

    Synonyms : annunciation, declaration, proclamation
    Type Of : statement
    Examples :
    • the government made an announcement about changes in the drug war
  2. a public statement containing information about an event that has happened or is going to happen

    Synonyms : promulgation
    Type Of : statement
    Examples :
    • the announcement appeared in the local newspaper

antique

  1. give an antique appearance to

    Synonyms : antiquate
    Type Of : alter, change, modify
    Examples :
    • antique furniture
  2. out of fashion

    Synonyms : demode, ex, old-fashioned, old-hat, outmoded, passe, passee
    Examples :
    • a suit of rather antique appearance
  3. an elderly man

    Synonyms : gaffer, old-timer, old geezer, oldtimer
    Type Of : methuselah, graybeard, greybeard, old man
  4. belonging to or lasting from times long ago

    Synonyms : age-old
    Examples :
    • the antique fear that days would dwindle away to complete darkness
  5. any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity

    Type Of : antiquity
  6. made in or typical of earlier times and valued for its age

    Examples :
    • the beautiful antique French furniture
  7. shop for antiques

    Type Of : shop, browse

archive

  1. put into an archive

    Synonyms : file away
    Type Of : pull in, collect
  2. a depository containing historical records and documents

    Type Of : depository, deposit, depositary, repository

alternatives

  1. serving or used in place of another

    Synonyms : alternate, substitute
    Examples :
    • an alternative plan
  2. one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen

    Synonyms : choice, option
    Type Of : deciding, decision making
    Examples :
    • there is no other alternative
  3. necessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities

    Examples :
    • alternative possibilities were neutrality or war
  4. pertaining to unconventional choices

    Examples :
    • an alternative life style

attempted

  1. tried unsuccessfully

    Examples :
    • attempted murder

alone

  1. without anybody else or anything else

    Synonyms : solo, unaccompanied
    Examples :
    • the child stayed home alone
    • the pillar stood alone, supporting nothing
  2. without any others being included or involved

    Synonyms : entirely, exclusively, only, solely
    Examples :
    • the burden of proof rests on the prosecution alone
  3. lacking companions or companionship

    Synonyms : lone, lonely, solitary
    Examples :
    • he was alone when we met him
    • she is alone much of the time
  4. exclusive of anyone or anything else

    Synonyms : only
    Examples :
    • she alone believed him
    • cannot live by bread alone
  5. radically distinctive and without equal

    Synonyms : unequaled, unequalled, unique, unparalleled
    Examples :
    • he is alone in the field of microbiology
    • this theory is altogether alone in its penetration of the problem
  6. isolated from others

    Examples :
    • could be alone in a crowded room
    • was alone with her thoughts
    • I want to be alone

awake

  1. stop sleeping

    Synonyms : arouse, awaken, come alive, wake, wake up, waken
    Type Of : turn, change state
  2. mentally perceptive and responsive

    Synonyms : alert, alive
    Examples :
    • awake to the dangers of her situation
    • was now awake to the reality of his predicament
  3. not in a state of sleep; completely conscious

    Antonyms : asleep
    Examples :
    • lay awake thinking about his new job
    • still not fully awake