1. one whose earnings are the primary source of support for their dependents

    Type Of : earner, wage earner


  1. a Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth

    Type Of : sacrament
    Examples :
    • most churches baptize infants but some insist on adult baptism


  1. one whose earnings are the primary source of support for their dependents

    Type Of : earner, wage earner


  1. a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy

    Synonyms : encirclement
    Type Of : military action, action
  2. render unsuitable for passage

    Synonyms : bar, barricade, block, block off, block up, stop
    Type Of : jam, obstruct, impede, obturate, close up, occlude, block
  3. obstruct access to

    Synonyms : block off
    Type Of : obturate, close up, block, impede, obstruct, jam, occlude
  4. impose a blockade on

    Synonyms : seal off
    Type Of : circumvent, besiege, surround, hem in, beleaguer
  5. hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

    Synonyms : block, embarrass, hinder, obstruct, stymie, stymy
    Type Of : preclude, prevent, foreclose, forestall, forbid
  6. prevents access or progress

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


  1. the greatest possible degree of something

    Synonyms : bound, limit
    Type Of : extent
  2. a line determining the limits of an area

    Synonyms : bound, edge
    Type Of : line
  3. the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something

    Synonyms : bound, bounds
    Type Of : extremity


  1. having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.

    Synonyms : barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, bristly, burred, burry, prickly, setaceous, setose, spiny, thorny
  2. capable of wounding

    Synonyms : biting, mordacious, nipping, pungent
    Examples :
    • a barbed compliment


  1. speaking of yourself in superlatives

    Synonyms : boasting, jactitation, self-praise
    Type Of : speech act
  2. show off

    Synonyms : blow, bluster, brag, gas, gasconade, shoot a line, swash, tout, vaunt
    Type Of : hyperbolise, hyperbolize, magnify, overdraw, amplify, exaggerate, overstate
  3. wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner

    Synonyms : feature, sport
    Type Of : have, feature


  1. gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby

    Synonyms : babble, lallation
    Type Of : gibber, gibberish


  1. the attribute of being brief or fleeting

    Synonyms : brevity, transience
    Type Of : duration, length
  2. the temporal property of being very short

    Type Of : shortness


  1. cause to suffer a blight

    Synonyms : plague
    Type Of : afflict, smite
    Examples :
    • Too much rain may blight the garden with mold
  2. any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting

    Type Of : plant disease
  3. a state or condition being blighted

    Type Of : devastation, desolation