1. a sudden very loud noise

    Synonyms : bang, blast, clap, eruption
    Type Of : noise
  2. an ancient city in southeastern Iran; destroyed by an earthquake in 2003


  1. large outdoor signboard

    Synonyms : hoarding
    Type Of : sign, signboard


  1. an occasion for excessive eating or drinking

    Synonyms : binge, bout, tear
    Type Of : revel, revelry
    Examples :
    • they went on a bust that lasted three days
  2. search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on

    Synonyms : raid
    Type Of : assail, attack
  3. separate or cause to separate abruptly

    Synonyms : rupture, snap, tear
    Type Of : part, divide, disunite, separate
  4. go to pieces

    Synonyms : break, fall apart, wear, wear out
    Type Of : dilapidate, crumble, decay
  5. ruin completely

    Synonyms : break
    Type Of : destroy, ruin
    Examples :
    • He busted my radio!
  6. break open or apart suddenly and forcefully

    Synonyms : burst
    Type Of : come apart, split up, separate, fall apart, break
  7. the chest of a woman

    Synonyms : female chest
    Type Of : chest, thorax, pectus
  8. lacking funds

    Synonyms : broke, skint, stone-broke, stony-broke
  9. a complete failure

    Synonyms : fizzle, flop
    Type Of : failure
  10. a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person

    Type Of : sculpture


  1. be beneficial for

    Synonyms : do good
    Type Of : aid, help
  2. something that aids or promotes well-being

    Synonyms : welfare
    Type Of : goodness, good
    Examples :
    • for the benefit of all
  3. derive a benefit from

    Synonyms : gain, profit
    Type Of : get, acquire
  4. a performance to raise money for a charitable cause

    Type Of : performance, public presentation
  5. financial assistance in time of need

    Type Of : payment


  1. English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)

    Synonyms : roger bacon
  2. English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)

    Synonyms : 1st baron verulam, baron verulam, francis bacon, sir francis bacon, viscount st. albans
  3. back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried

    Type Of : cut of pork


  1. any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective

    Synonyms : roadblock
    Type Of : obstruction, obstacle
    Examples :
    • intolerance is a barrier to understanding
  2. anything serving to maintain separation by obstructing vision or access

    Type Of : mechanism
  3. a structure or object that impedes free movement

    Type Of : obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta, obstruction


  1. large or big relative to something else

    Synonyms : larger


  1. comprising or throughout far northern regions

    Synonyms : circumboreal
  2. toward or located in the north

    Examples :
    • the boreal signs of the Zodiac
  3. relating to or marked by qualities associated with the north wind


  1. the number that is represented as a one followed by 9 zeros

    Synonyms : 1000000000, one thousand million
    Type Of : large integer
  2. a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole)

    Synonyms : bazillion, gazillion, jillion, million, trillion, zillion
    Type Of : large indefinite quantity, large indefinite amount
  3. the number that is represented as a one followed by 12 zeros; in the United Kingdom the usage followed in the United States is frequently seen

    Synonyms : 1000000000000, one million million
    Type Of : large integer
  4. denoting a quantity consisting of one million million items or units in Great Britain

  5. denoting a quantity consisting of one thousand million items or units in the United States

black currant

  1. widely cultivated current bearing edible black aromatic berries

    Synonyms : european black currant, ribes nigrum
    Type Of : currant bush, currant
  2. small black berries used in jams and jellies

    Type Of : currant