1. transfer property or ownership

    Synonyms : alien
    Type Of : transfer
  2. arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness

    Synonyms : disaffect, estrange
    Type Of : modify, change, alter
    Examples :
    • She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious
  3. make withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated

    Type Of : impress, affect, move, strike
    Examples :
    • the boring work alienated his employees


  1. sun-dried brick; used in hot dry climates

    Synonyms : adobe brick
    Type Of : brick
  2. the clay from which adobe bricks are made

    Type Of : clay


  1. modified for the better

    Examples :
    • his amended ways
  2. of legislation

    Antonyms : unamended


  1. marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint

    Synonyms : angelical, beatific, sainted, saintlike, saintly
    Examples :
    • angelic beneficence
  2. having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub

    Synonyms : angelical, cherubic, seraphic, sweet
    Examples :
    • an angelic smile
  3. of or relating to angels

    Synonyms : angelical
    Examples :
    • angelic messenger


  1. informing by words

    Synonyms : notification, telling
    Type Of : informing, making known


  1. a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)

    Synonyms : clause
    Type Of : section, subdivision
  2. bind by a contract; especially for a training period

    Type Of : obligate, oblige, hold, bind
  3. (grammar) a determiner that may indicate the specificity of reference of a noun phrase

    Type Of : determinative, determiner
  4. nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication

    Type Of : piece, nonfictional prose, nonfiction
  5. one of a class of artifacts

    Type Of : artifact, artefact
    Examples :
    • an article of clothing


  1. lacking sensation

    Synonyms : benumbed, numb
    Examples :
    • my foot is asleep
  2. dead

    Synonyms : at peace, at rest, deceased, departed, gone
  3. in a state of sleep

    Antonyms : awake
    Examples :
    • were all asleep when the phone rang
    • fell asleep at the wheel
  4. into a sleeping state

    Examples :
    • he fell asleep
  5. in the sleep of death


  1. prophetic of devastation or ultimate doom

    Synonyms : apocalyptical, revelatory
  2. of or relating to an apocalypse


  1. the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)

    Synonyms : abc, abc's, abcs, first principles, rudiments
    Type Of : basic principle, basics, fundamental principle, fundamentals, bedrock
  2. a character set that includes letters and is used to write a language

    Type Of : script, character set


  1. a substance that unites or bonds surfaces together

    Synonyms : adhesive agent, adhesive material
    Type Of : stuff, material
  2. tending to adhere

    Antonyms : nonadhesive