1. the ceremony of installing a new monarch

    Synonyms : enthronement, enthronisation, enthronization, investiture
    Type Of : induction, initiation, installation


  1. the act of referring or consulting

    Synonyms : reference
    Type Of : action
  2. a conference (usually with someone important)

    Synonyms : audience, interview
    Type Of : conference, group discussion
    Examples :
    • he had a consultation with the judge
  3. a conference between two or more people to consider a particular question

    Type Of : conference, group discussion
    Examples :
    • frequent consultations with his lawyer
    • a consultation of several medical specialists


  1. transmit thoughts or feelings

    Synonyms : intercommunicate
    Type Of : interact
    Examples :
    • He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist
  2. transmit information

    Synonyms : pass, pass along, pass on, put across
    Type Of : transmit, convey
    Examples :
    • Please communicate this message to all employees
  3. receive Communion, in the Catholic church

    Synonyms : commune
    Type Of : covenant
  4. transfer to another

    Synonyms : convey, transmit
    Type Of : transfer
    Examples :
    • communicate a disease
  5. administer Communion; in church

    Antonyms : excommunicate
    Type Of : covenant
  6. be in verbal contact; interchange information or ideas

    Type Of : interact
    Examples :
    • He and his sons haven't communicated for years
    • Do you communicate well with your advisor?
  7. join or connect

    Type Of : intercommunicate
    Examples :
    • The rooms communicated


  1. a degree or grade of excellence or worth

    Synonyms : calibre, quality
    Type Of : degree, grade, level
    Examples :
    • an executive of low caliber
  2. diameter of a tube or gun barrel

    Synonyms : bore, calibre, gauge
    Type Of : diam, diameter


  1. in a critical manner

    Antonyms : uncritically
    Examples :
    • this must be examined critically


  1. event whose occurrence ends something

    Synonyms : ending, finish
    Type Of : happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent
  2. the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism)

    Synonyms : ratiocination
    Type Of : proposition
  3. the act of making up your mind about something

    Synonyms : decision, determination
    Type Of : pick, option, selection, choice
    Examples :
    • he drew his conclusions quickly
  4. a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration

    Synonyms : decision, determination
    Type Of : mind, judgement, judgment
    Examples :
    • his conclusion took the evidence into account
  5. the act of ending something

    Synonyms : ending, termination
    Type Of : change of state
  6. the last section of a communication

    Synonyms : close, closing, end, ending
    Type Of : subdivision, section
    Examples :
    • in conclusion I want to say...
  7. the temporal end; the concluding time

    Synonyms : close, finale, finis, finish, last, stopping point
    Type Of : end, ending
  8. a final settlement

    Type Of : settlement
    Examples :
    • the conclusion of a business deal
    • the conclusion of the peace treaty
  9. an intuitive assumption

    Type Of : supposition, supposal, assumption
    Examples :
    • jump to a conclusion


  1. a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality

    Synonyms : culture, finish, polish, refinement
    Type Of : flawlessness, perfection, ne plus ultra
  2. (agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops (especially on a large scale)

    Type Of : production
  3. socialization through training and education to develop one's mind or manners

    Type Of : acculturation, enculturation, socialisation, socialization
    Examples :
    • her cultivation was remarkable
  4. the act of raising or growing plants (especially on a large scale)

    Type Of : production
  5. the process of fostering the growth of something

    Type Of : growth, ontogeny, development, maturation, ontogenesis, growing
    Examples :
    • the cultivation of bees for honey


  1. a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances

    Synonyms : opportunity
    Type Of : possibleness, possibility
    Examples :
    • now is your chance
  2. come upon, as if by accident; meet with

    Synonyms : bump, encounter, find, happen
    Examples :
    • She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day
  3. occurring or appearing or singled out by chance

    Synonyms : casual
    Examples :
    • a chance occurrence
  4. the possibility of future success

    Synonyms : prospect
    Type Of : potentiality, potential, potency
  5. take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome

    Synonyms : adventure, gamble, hazard, risk, run a risk, take a chance, take chances
    Type Of : essay, assay, try, seek, attempt
  6. a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible

    Synonyms : probability
    Type Of : amount, quantity, measure
    Examples :
    • if that phone call is for me, chances are it's my wife
  7. an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another

    Synonyms : fortune, hazard, luck
    Type Of : phenomenon
    Examples :
    • we ran into each other by pure chance
  8. a risk involving danger

    Type Of : danger, peril, risk
    Examples :
    • you take a chance when you let her drive
  9. be the case by chance

    Type Of : occur, take place, come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, pass off, pass
    Examples :
    • I chanced to meet my old friend in the street


  1. the act of encamping and living in tents in a camp

    Synonyms : bivouacking, encampment, tenting
    Type Of : habitation, inhabitancy, inhabitation


  1. parsley-like herb used as seasoning or garnish

    Synonyms : chinese parsley, cilantro
    Type Of : herb
  2. dried coriander seeds used whole or ground

    Synonyms : coriander seed
    Type Of : seasoner, flavoring, flavorer, seasoning, flavouring, flavourer
  3. Old World herb with aromatic leaves and seed resembling parsley

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