1. injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of

    Synonyms : contuse
    Type Of : injure, wound
    Examples :
    • I bruised my knee
  2. hurt the feelings of

    Synonyms : hurt, injure, offend, spite, wound
    Type Of : fire, arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, kindle, provoke, raise
    Examples :
    • This remark really bruised my ego
  3. an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration

    Synonyms : contusion
    Type Of : injury, harm, hurt, trauma
  4. break up into small pieces for food preparation

    Type Of : crush
    Examples :
    • bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them
  5. damage (plant tissue) by abrasion or pressure

    Type Of : damage
    Examples :
    • The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them


  1. an elasticized rope

    Synonyms : bungee cord
    Type Of : rope


  1. as hot as if in an oven

    Synonyms : baking hot
  2. cooking by dry heat in an oven

    Type Of : cookery, cooking, preparation
  3. making bread or cake or pastry etc.

    Type Of : creating from raw materials


  1. become inflated

    Synonyms : billow, inflate
    Type Of : expand
    Examples :
    • The sails ballooned
  2. large tough nonrigid bag filled with gas or heated air

    Type Of : lighter-than-air craft
  3. ride in a hot-air balloon

    Type Of : aviate, fly, pilot
    Examples :
    • He tried to balloon around the earth but storms forced him to land in China
  4. small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck

    Type Of : toy, plaything


  1. the hard woody stems of bamboo plants; used in construction and crafts and fishing poles

    Type Of : wood
  2. woody tropical grass having hollow woody stems; mature canes used for construction and furniture

    Type Of : gramineous plant, graminaceous plant


  1. the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage

    Synonyms : cellar
    Type Of : floor, level, storey, story
  2. the ground floor facade or interior in Renaissance architecture

    Type Of : support


  1. a beloved person; used as terms of endearment

    Synonyms : dear, dearest, honey, love
    Type Of : lover
  2. dearly loved

    Synonyms : darling, dear


  1. cases used to carry belongings when traveling

    Synonyms : luggage
    Type Of : case
  2. a worthless or immoral woman

    Type Of : adult female, woman
  3. the portable equipment and supplies of an army

    Type Of : materiel, equipage


  1. placed in a grave

    Synonyms : inhumed, interred
    Antonyms : unburied
    Examples :
    • the hastily buried corpses

bubonic plague

  1. the most common form of the plague in humans; characterized by chills, prostration, delirium and the formation of buboes in the armpits and groin; does not spread from person to person

    Synonyms : glandular plague, pestis bubonica
    Type Of : plague, pest, pestilence, pestis