1. either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue that form the human rump

    Synonyms : buttock
    Type Of : body part
  2. an impudent statement

    Synonyms : impertinence, impudence
    Type Of : disrespect, discourtesy
  3. impudent aggressiveness

    Synonyms : boldness, brass, face, nerve
    Type Of : aggressiveness
  4. either side of the face below the eyes

    Type Of : lineament, feature
  5. speak impudently to

    Type Of : speak, talk


  1. a person who dissents from some established policy

    Synonyms : dissenter, dissident, objector, protester
    Type Of : person, somebody, someone, soul, individual, mortal
  2. a person who participates in competitions

    Type Of : mortal, individual, soul, somebody, person, someone


  1. a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts

    Synonyms : comic
    Type Of : performer, performing artist
  2. an actor in a comedy

    Type Of : player, actor, histrion, thespian, role player


  1. for which money has been paid

    Examples :
    • a cashed check


  1. a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money

    Synonyms : hack, taxi, taxicab
    Type Of : car, automobile, motorcar, auto, machine
  2. small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and a folding hood

    Synonyms : cabriolet
    Type Of : equipage, rig, carriage
  3. ride in a taxicab

    Synonyms : taxi
    Type Of : ride
  4. a compartment at the front of a motor vehicle or locomotive where driver sits

    Type Of : compartment


  1. a threadlike strand of DNA in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order

    Type Of : body
    Examples :
    • humans have 22 chromosome pairs plus two sex chromosomes

cutting edge

  1. the sharp cutting side of the blade of a knife

    Synonyms : knife edge
    Type Of : edge
  2. the position of greatest importance or advancement; the leading position in any movement or field

    Synonyms : forefront, vanguard
    Type Of : perspective, position, view


  1. (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane

    Synonyms : balance, symmetricalness, symmetry
    Type Of : spatiality, spatial property
  2. compatibility of observations

    Synonyms : agreement
    Type Of : compatibility
    Examples :
    • the results of two tests were in correspondence
  3. similarity by virtue of corresponding

    Synonyms : parallelism
    Type Of : similarity
  4. the relation of corresponding in degree or size or amount

    Synonyms : commensurateness, proportionateness
    Type Of : proportionality
  5. communication by the exchange of letters

    Type Of : 1st-class mail, 1st class, black and white, first-class mail, first class, written communication, written language


  1. teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment

    Synonyms : civilise, civilize, educate, school, train
    Type Of : polish, fine-tune, down, refine
  2. prepare for crops

    Synonyms : crop, work
    Type Of : gear up, fix, prepare, ready, set, set up
    Examples :
    • cultivate the land
  3. adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment

    Synonyms : domesticate, naturalise, naturalize, tame
    Type Of : adapt, accommodate
  4. foster the growth of


  1. the act of checking or adjusting (by comparison with a standard) the accuracy of a measuring instrument

    Synonyms : standardisation, standardization
    Type Of : activity
    Examples :
    • the thermometer needed calibration