bottle gourd

  1. Old World climbing plant with hard-shelled bottle-shaped gourds as fruits

    Synonyms : calabash, lagenaria siceraria
    Type Of : gourd, gourd vine


  1. the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source

    Synonyms : adoption
    Type Of : appropriation
    Examples :
    • the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent
  2. obtaining funds from a lender

    Type Of : transaction, dealing, dealings


  1. an indefinitely short time

    Synonyms : minute, mo, moment, second
    Type Of : time
    Examples :
    • in just a bit
  2. a small fragment

    Synonyms : snatch
    Type Of : fragment
  3. a small amount of solid food; a mouthful

    Synonyms : bite, morsel
    Type Of : taste, mouthful
    Examples :
    • all they had left was a bit of bread
  4. a small piece or quantity of something

    Synonyms : spot
    Type Of : small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity
    Examples :
    • a bit of paper
    • a bit of lint
    • I gave him a bit of my mind
  5. a short performance that is part of a longer program

    Synonyms : act, number, routine, turn
    Type Of : performance, public presentation
  6. a small fragment of something broken off from the whole

    Synonyms : chip, flake, fleck, scrap
    Type Of : fragment
    Examples :
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye
  7. an instance of some kind

    Synonyms : piece
    Type Of : case, example, instance
    Examples :
    • he had a bit of good luck
  8. a unit of measurement of information (from binary + digit); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable states

    Type Of : unit, unit of measurement
    Examples :
    • there are 8 bits in a byte
  9. piece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding

    Type Of : stable gear, saddlery, tack
    Examples :
    • the horse was not accustomed to a bit
  10. the cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press

    Type Of : cutting implement
    Examples :
    • he looked around for the right size bit
  11. the part of a key that enters a lock and lifts the tumblers

    Type Of : part, portion


  1. a young unmarried woman who lives alone

    Synonyms : bachelor girl
    Type Of : adult female, woman


  1. elaborate and extensive ornamentation in decorative art and architecture that flourished in Europe in the 17th century

    Synonyms : baroqueness
    Type Of : artistic style, idiom
  2. having elaborate symmetrical ornamentation

    Synonyms : churrigueresco, churrigueresque
    Examples :
    • the building...frantically baroque
  3. the historic period from about 1600 until 1750 when the baroque style of art, architecture, and music flourished in Europe

    Synonyms : baroque era, baroque period
  4. of or relating to or characteristic of the elaborately ornamented style of architecture, art, and music popular in Europe between 1600 and 1750


  1. a top worn by women

    Type Of : top


  1. a shared on-line journal where people can post diary entries about their personal experiences and hobbies

    Synonyms : web log
    Type Of : diary, journal
    Examples :
    • postings on a blog are usually in chronological order
  2. read, write, or edit a shared on-line journal

    Type Of : communicate, intercommunicate


  1. a person who keeps and updates a blog

    Type Of : individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


  1. a shop that sells women's clothes and jewelry

    Synonyms : dress shop
    Type Of : shop, store


  1. a statute in draft before it becomes law

    Synonyms : measure
    Type Of : legal instrument, legal document, official document, instrument
    Examples :
    • they held a public hearing on the bill
  2. publicize or announce by placards

    Synonyms : placard
    Type Of : post
  3. a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank)

    Synonyms : bank bill, bank note, banker's bill, banknote, federal reserve note, government note, greenback, note
    Type Of : paper currency, folding money, paper money
  4. an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered

    Synonyms : account, invoice
    Type Of : statement, financial statement
    Examples :
    • he paid his bill and left
  5. a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement

    Synonyms : card, notice, placard, poster, posting
    Type Of : sign
  6. demand payment

    Synonyms : charge
    Type Of : calculate, account
    Examples :
    • We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights
  7. horny projecting mouth of a bird

    Synonyms : beak, neb, nib, pecker
    Type Of : mouth
  8. an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution

    Synonyms : broadsheet, broadside, circular, flier, flyer, handbill, throwaway
    Type Of : advertizing, ad, advertising, advertizement, advert, advertisement
  9. a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes

    Synonyms : eyeshade, peak, visor, vizor
    Type Of : brim
    Examples :
    • he pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead
  10. a cutting tool with a sharp edge

    Synonyms : billhook
    Type Of : hand tool
    Examples :
    • he used a bill to prune branches off of the tree
  11. advertise especially by posters or placards

    Type Of : advertize, push, promote, advertise
    Examples :
    • He was billed as the greatest tenor since Caruso
  12. a list of particulars (as a playbill or bill of fare)

    Type Of : listing, list
  13. the entertainment offered at a public presentation

    Type Of : program, programme