1. curving or bulging outward

    Synonyms : bulging
    Antonyms : concave


  1. orthodoxy in thoughts and belief

    Synonyms : conformism
    Antonyms : nonconformity
    Type Of : orthodoxy
  2. correspondence in form or appearance

    Synonyms : conformance
    Type Of : agreement, correspondence
  3. acting according to certain accepted standards

    Synonyms : abidance, compliance, conformation
    Antonyms : nonconformity
    Type Of : cooperation
    Examples :
    • their financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices
  4. concurrence of opinion

    Synonyms : accord, accordance
    Type Of : agreement
  5. hardened conventionality

    Synonyms : ossification
    Type Of : conventionalism, conventionality, convention


  1. the act of moving something from one location to another

    Synonyms : transfer, transferral, transport, transportation
    Type Of : movement
  2. act of transferring property title from one person to another

    Synonyms : conveyance of title, conveyancing, conveying
    Type Of : transference, transfer
  3. the transmission of information

    Synonyms : impartation, imparting
    Type Of : transmission
  4. something that serves as a means of transportation

    Synonyms : transport
    Type Of : instrumentation, instrumentality
  5. document effecting a property transfer

    Type Of : instrument, legal document, official document, legal instrument


  1. search thoroughly

    Synonyms : ransack
    Type Of : search
    Examples :
    • They combed the area for the missing child
  2. smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb

    Synonyms : comb out, disentangle
    Type Of : groom, neaten
    Examples :
    • comb your hair before dinner
    • comb the wool
  3. the act of drawing a comb through hair

    Synonyms : combing
    Type Of : haircare, hairdressing, hair care
    Examples :
    • his hair needed a comb
  4. the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds

    Synonyms : cockscomb, coxcomb
    Type Of : crest
  5. a flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge; disentangles or arranges hair

    Type Of : device
  6. any of several tools for straightening fibers

    Type Of : tool
  7. ciliated comb-like swimming plate of a ctenophore

    Type Of : plate
  8. straighten with a comb

    Type Of : straighten, straighten out
    Examples :
    • comb your hair


  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