1. chair with a support on each side for arms

    Type Of : chair


  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


  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


  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


  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


  1. tried unsuccessfully

    Examples :
    • attempted murder


  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


  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


  1. pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression

    Synonyms : show
    Type Of : feigning, pretending, simulation, pretense, pretence
    Examples :
    • they try to keep up appearances
  2. formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action

    Synonyms : appearing, coming into court
    Type Of : attendance, attending
  3. outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

    Synonyms : visual aspect
    Type Of : quality
  4. a mental representation

    Type Of : mental representation, representation, internal representation
    Examples :
    • I tried to describe his appearance to the police
  5. the act of appearing in public view

    Antonyms : disappearance
    Type Of : arrival
    Examples :
    • the rookie made a brief appearance in the first period
    • it was Bernhardt's last appearance in America
  6. the event of coming into sight

    Antonyms : disappearance
    Type Of : happening, occurrent, natural event, occurrence


  1. anew

    Synonyms : once again, once more, over again
    Examples :
    • she tried again
    • they rehearsed the scene again