1. transversely

    Synonyms : across, crossways
  2. lying or extending across the length of a thing or in a cross direction

    Antonyms : lengthwise
    Examples :
    • a crosswise street
    • the crosswise dimension
  3. in the shape of (a horizontal piece on) a cross


  1. contrary to what common sense would suggest


  1. any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones

    Synonyms : coniferous tree
    Type Of : gymnospermous tree


  1. find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

    Synonyms : criticise, knock, pick apart
    Antonyms : praise
    Type Of : comment, remark, notice, point out
    Examples :
    • The paper criticized the new movie
  2. act as a critic

    Synonyms : criticise
    Type Of : act
    Examples :
    • Those who criticize others often are not perfect, either


  1. a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water

    Type Of : paving material, pavement, paving, building material
  2. capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary

    Antonyms : abstract
    Examples :
    • concrete objects such as trees
  3. cover with cement

    Type Of : cover
    Examples :
    • concrete the walls
  4. form into a solid mass; coalesce

    Type Of : solidify
  5. formed by the coalescence of particles


  1. metal shackles; for hands or legs

    Synonyms : irons
    Type Of : bond, hamper, shackle, trammel


  1. occurring or operating at the same time

    Synonyms : co-occurrent, coincident, coincidental, coinciding, cooccurring, simultaneous


  1. a wad of something chewable as tobacco

    Synonyms : chaw, cud, plug, quid, wad
    Type Of : morsel, bite, bit
  2. chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth

    Synonyms : jaw, manducate, masticate
    Type Of : grind, grate
  3. biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow

    Synonyms : chewing, manduction, mastication
    Type Of : change of state


  1. may be used up


  1. link together

    Synonyms : couple on, couple up
    Antonyms : uncouple
    Type Of : attach
    Examples :
    • can we couple these proposals?
  2. two items of the same kind

    Synonyms : brace, couplet, distich, duad, duet, duo, dyad, pair, span, twain, twosome, yoke
    Type Of : 2, ii, deuce, two
  3. a pair who associate with one another

    Synonyms : duet, duo, twosome
    Type Of : pair
    Examples :
    • the engaged couple
  4. form a pair or pairs

    Synonyms : pair, pair off, partner off
    Type Of : unify, unite
  5. a pair of people who live together

    Synonyms : match, mates
    Type Of : family, family unit
    Examples :
    • a married couple from Chicago
  6. engage in sexual intercourse

    Synonyms : copulate, mate, pair
    Type Of : conjoin, join
  7. bring two objects, ideas, or people together

    Synonyms : match, mate, pair, twin
    Type Of : join
    Examples :
    • This fact is coupled to the other one
  8. a small indefinite number

    Type Of : small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount
    Examples :
    • he's coming for a couple of days
  9. (physics) something joined by two equal and opposite forces that act along parallel lines

    Type Of : unit, building block