1. payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military

    Synonyms : premium
    Type Of : reward
  2. generosity evidenced by a willingness to give freely

    Synonyms : bounteousness
    Type Of : generosity, generousness
  3. the property of copious abundance

    Synonyms : amplitude, bountifulness
    Type Of : teemingness, copiousness, abundance
  4. a ship of the British navy; in 1789 part of the crew mutinied against their commander William Bligh and set him afloat in an open boat

    Synonyms : h.m.s. bounty


  1. a cup (usually without a handle)

    Type Of : cup
  2. a flatbottomed jar made of glass or plastic; used for chemistry

    Type Of : jar


  1. possessing muscular strength

    Synonyms : brawniness, heftiness, muscle, muscularity, sinew
    Type Of : strength


  1. inability to discharge all your debts as they come due

    Synonyms : failure
    Type Of : insolvency
    Examples :
    • the company had to declare bankruptcy
  2. a legal process intended to insure equality among the creditors of a corporation declared to be insolvent

    Type Of : proceedings, legal proceeding, proceeding
  3. a state of complete lack of some abstract property

    Type Of : failure
    Examples :
    • spiritual bankruptcy
    • moral bankruptcy
    • intellectual bankruptcy


  1. a partially opened flower

    Type Of : bloom, blossom, flower
  2. a swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals

    Type Of : sprout
  3. develop buds

    Type Of : develop
    Examples :
    • The hibiscus is budding!
  4. start to grow or develop

    Type Of : begin, start
    Examples :
    • a budding friendship


  1. earlier in time; previously

    Synonyms : earlier
    Examples :
    • I had known her before
    • as I said before
    • he called me the day before but your call had come even earlier
  2. at or in the front

    Synonyms : ahead, in front
    Examples :
    • with the cross of Jesus marching on before


  1. a hole for the escape of gas or air

    Synonyms : vent, vent-hole, venthole
    Type Of : hole
  2. the spiracle of a cetacean located far back on the skull

    Type Of : spiracle


  1. of or relating to or resembling a bureaucrat or bureaucracy

    Examples :
    • his bureaucratic behavior annoyed his colleagues
    • a bureaucratic nightmare


  1. a highway that encircles an urban area so that traffic does not have to pass through the center

    Synonyms : beltway, ring road, ringway
    Type Of : highway, main road
  2. a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current

    Synonyms : electrical shunt, shunt
    Type Of : conductor
  3. avoid something unpleasant or laborious

    Synonyms : get around, go around, short-circuit
    Type Of : avoid
    Examples :
    • You cannot bypass these rules!
  4. a surgically created shunt (usually around a damaged part)

    Type Of : shunt


  1. informal terms for objecting

    Synonyms : beef, gripe, kick, squawk
    Type Of : objection
  2. a person (usually but not necessarily a woman) who is thoroughly disliked

    Synonyms : cunt
    Type Of : disagreeable person, unpleasant person
    Examples :
    • she said her son thought Hillary was a bitch
  3. say mean things

    Synonyms : backbite
    Type Of : sound off, plain, complain, kick, quetch, kvetch
  4. complain

    Synonyms : beef, bellyache, crab, gripe, grouse, holler, squawk
    Type Of : kick, quetch, sound off, complain, kvetch, plain
  5. an unpleasant difficulty

    Type Of : difficulty
    Examples :
    • this problem is a real bitch
  6. female of any member of the dog family

    Type Of : canine, canid