1. a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication

    Synonyms : exchange, telephone exchange
    Type Of : workplace, work
  2. serving as an essential component

    Synonyms : cardinal, fundamental, key, primal
    Examples :
    • the central cause of the problem
  3. in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area

    Antonyms : peripheral
    Examples :
    • a central position

count on

  1. judge to be probable

    Synonyms : calculate, estimate, figure, forecast, reckon
    Type Of : evaluate, judge, pass judgment


  1. carefully weighed

    Examples :
    • a considered opinion


  1. parsley-like herb used as seasoning or garnish

    Synonyms : chinese parsley, coriander
    Type Of : herb
  2. Old World herb with aromatic leaves and seed resembling parsley

    Synonyms : chinese parsley, coriander, coriander plant, coriandrum sativum
    Type Of : herb, herbaceous plant


  1. corresponding in size or degree or extent

    Antonyms : incommensurate
    Examples :
    • pay should be commensurate with the time worked


  1. filaments from a web that was spun by a spider

    Synonyms : gossamer
    Type Of : fibril, strand, filament
  2. a dense elaborate spider web that is more efficient than the orb web

    Type Of : spider's web, spider web
  3. a fabric so delicate and transparent as to resemble a web of a spider

    Type Of : material, textile, fabric, cloth


  1. acting like an antiseptic

    Synonyms : purifying
  2. the act of making something clean

    Synonyms : cleaning, cleanup
    Type Of : improvement
  3. cleansing the body by washing; especially ritual washing of e.g. hands

    Synonyms : ablutionary


  1. supply with capital, as of a business by using a combination of capital used by investors and debt capital provided by lenders

    Synonyms : capitalize
    Type Of : render, supply, provide, furnish
  2. draw advantages from

    Synonyms : capitalize, take advantage
    Type Of : benefit, gain, profit
  3. consider expenditures as capital assets rather than expenses

    Synonyms : capitalize
    Type Of : consider, view, reckon, regard, see
  4. convert (a company's reserve funds) into capital

    Synonyms : capitalize
    Type Of : convert, change, commute, exchange
  5. write in capital letters

    Synonyms : capitalize
    Type Of : write
  6. compute the present value of a business or an income

    Synonyms : capitalize
    Type Of : reckon, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, work out, calculate


  1. a plant of the genus Trifolium

    Synonyms : trefoil
    Type Of : herbaceous plant, herb


  1. be conducive to

    Synonyms : contribute, lead
    Type Of : advance, boost, encourage, further, promote