1. free movement or passage (as of cytoplasm within a cell or sap through a plant)

    Type Of : travel, change of location
    Examples :
    • ocean circulation is an important part of global climate
    • a fan aids air circulation
  2. (library science) the count of books that are loaned by a library over a specified period

    Type Of : count
  3. movement through a circuit; especially the movement of blood through the heart and blood vessels

    Type Of : organic phenomenon
  4. number of copies of a newspaper or magazine that are sold

    Type Of : count
    Examples :
    • by increasing its circulation the newspaper hoped to increase its advertising
  5. the dissemination of copies of periodicals (as newspapers or magazines)

    Type Of : spreading, public exposure, airing, dissemination
  6. the spread or transmission of something (as news or money) to a wider group or area

    Type Of : spread, spreading


  1. a body serving in an administrative capacity

    Type Of : administrative body, administrative unit
    Examples :
    • student council
  2. a meeting of people for consultation

    Type Of : group meeting, meeting
    Examples :
    • emergency council
  3. (Christianity) an assembly of theologians and bishops and other representatives of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine

    Type Of : assembly


  1. commonly used or practiced; usual

    Synonyms : accustomed, habitual, wonted
    Examples :
    • took his customary morning walk
  2. in accordance with convention or custom

    Examples :
    • sealed the deal with the customary handshake


  1. rural regions

    Type Of : country, rural area


  1. a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs

    Synonyms : apothecary, druggist, pharmacist, pill pusher, pill roller
    Type Of : pcp, primary care provider, health professional, caregiver, health care provider
  2. a scientist who specializes in chemistry

    Type Of : scientist


  1. money in the form of bills or coins

    Synonyms : hard cash, hard currency
    Type Of : currency
    Examples :
    • there is a desperate shortage of hard cash
  2. United States country music singer and songwriter (1932-2003)

    Synonyms : john cash, johnny cash
  3. exchange for cash

    Synonyms : cash in
    Type Of : interchange, exchange, change
    Examples :
    • I cashed the check as soon as it arrived in the mail
  4. prompt payment for goods or services in currency or by check

    Synonyms : immediate payment
    Antonyms : credit
    Type Of : payment


  1. attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates

    Synonyms : appeal, appealingness
    Type Of : attractiveness
  2. induce into action by using one's charm

    Synonyms : influence, tempt
    Type Of : persuade
    Examples :
    • She charmed him into giving her all his money
  3. a verbal formula believed to have magical force

    Synonyms : magic spell, magical spell, spell
    Type Of : speech, language, voice communication, oral communication, spoken language, spoken communication, speech communication
    Examples :
    • inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese
  4. control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft

    Synonyms : becharm
    Type Of : command, control
  5. something believed to bring good luck

    Synonyms : good luck charm
    Type Of : physical object, object
  6. attract; cause to be enamored

    Synonyms : becharm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, capture, catch, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance, fascinate, trance
    Type Of : attract, appeal
  7. (physics) one of the six flavors of quark

    Type Of : flavour, flavor
  8. protect through supernatural powers or charms

    Type Of : protect


  1. an interior angle formed by two meeting walls

    Synonyms : nook
    Type Of : area
    Examples :
    • a piano was in one corner of the room
  2. a small concavity

    Synonyms : niche, recess, recession
    Type Of : incurvation, concavity, concave shape, incurvature
  3. a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible

    Synonyms : box
    Type Of : predicament, quandary, plight
    Examples :
    • his lying got him into a tight corner
  4. the intersection of two streets

    Synonyms : street corner, turning point
    Type Of : crossway, crossroad, carrefour, intersection, crossing
    Examples :
    • standing on the corner watching all the girls go by
  5. force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape

    Synonyms : tree
    Type Of : channelise, channelize, direct, guide, head, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, steer
  6. (architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone

    Synonyms : quoin
    Type Of : construction, structure
  7. a place off to the side of an area

    Type Of : country, area
    Examples :
    • he tripled to the rightfield corner
    • the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean
  8. a projecting part where two sides or edges meet

    Type Of : piece, part
    Examples :
    • he knocked off the corners
  9. a remote area

    Type Of : country, area
    Examples :
    • in many corners of the world they still practice slavery
  10. a temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade

    Type Of : monopoly
    Examples :
    • a corner on the silver market
  11. gain control over

    Type Of : control, command
    Examples :
    • corner the gold market
  12. the point where three areas or surfaces meet or intersect

    Type Of : point
    Examples :
    • the corners of a cube
  13. the point where two lines meet or intersect

    Type Of : point
    Examples :
    • the corners of a rectangle
  14. turn a corner

    Type Of : turn
    Examples :
    • the car corners


  1. not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others

    Synonyms : polite
    Antonyms : uncivil
    Examples :
    • even if he didn't like them he should have been civil
  2. of or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals

    Synonyms : civic
    Examples :
    • civil rights
    • civil liberty
  3. applying to ordinary citizens as contrasted with the military

    Examples :
    • civil authorities
  4. of or in a condition of social order

    Examples :
    • civil peoples
  5. (of divisions of time) legally recognized in ordinary affairs of life

    Antonyms : sidereal
    Examples :
    • the civil calendar
    • a civil day begins at mean midnight
  6. of or occurring within the state or between or among citizens of the state

    Examples :
    • civil affairs
    • civil strife
    • civil disobedience
    • civil branches of government


  1. a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear

    Synonyms : braveness, bravery, courageousness
    Antonyms : cowardice
    Type Of : spirit