1. (law) a gift of personal property by will

    Synonyms : legacy
    Type Of : gift, heritage, inheritance


  1. forbidden by law

    Synonyms : prohibited


  1. make (offspring) by reproduction

    Synonyms : bring forth, engender, father, generate, get, mother, sire
    Type Of : create, make

by word of mouth

  1. by spoken rather than written means

    Synonyms : orally
    Examples :
    • these stories were transmitted by word of mouth
  2. orally

    Synonyms : viva voce


  1. a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses

    Synonyms : observer, perceiver, percipient
    Type Of : somebody, someone, soul, mortal, person, individual


  1. fastening firmly together

    Synonyms : soldering
    Type Of : fastening, attachment
  2. a close personal relationship that forms between people (as between husband and wife or parent and child)

    Type Of : personal relationship, personal relation
  3. (dentistry) a technique for repairing a tooth; resinous material is applied to the surface of the tooth where it adheres to the tooth's enamel

    Type Of : technique


  1. agreement or cooperation between two political parties that usually oppose each other's policies.

    Examples :
    • a renewed spirit of political bipartisanship


  1. milk thickened with a butter and flour roux

    Synonyms : bechamel sauce, white sauce
    Type Of : sauce


  1. dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight

    Synonyms : adust, parched, scorched, sunbaked
    Examples :
    • land lying baked in the heat
    • sunbaked salt flats
  2. (bread and pastries) cooked by dry heat (as in an oven)

    Examples :
    • baked goods


  1. the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth

    Synonyms : bitter
    Type Of : taste sensation, gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception
  2. a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will

    Synonyms : gall, rancor, rancour, resentment
    Type Of : hostility, ill will, enmity
  3. the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste

    Synonyms : bitter
    Type Of : taste property
  4. a rough and bitter manner

    Synonyms : acerbity, acrimony, jaundice, tartness, thorniness
    Type Of : disagreeableness