chiding

  1. rebuking a person harshly

    Synonyms : objurgation, scolding, tongue-lashing
    Type Of : rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval

circumnavigate

  1. travel around, either by plane or ship

    Synonyms : compass
    Type Of : circle

callus

  1. an area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (as the sole of the foot)

    Synonyms : callosity
    Type Of : hardening
  2. bony tissue formed during the healing of a fractured bone

    Type Of : cicatrix, cicatrice, scar
  3. (botany) an isolated thickening of tissue, especially a stiff protuberance on the lip of an orchid

    Type Of : plant process, enation
  4. cause a callus to form on

    Type Of : harden, indurate
    Examples :
    • The long march had callused his feet
  5. form a callus or calluses

    Type Of : harden, indurate
    Examples :
    • His foot callused

couch potato

  1. an idler who spends much time on a couch (usually watching television)

    Type Of : bum, loafer, do-nothing, idler, layabout

crumble

  1. fall into decay or ruin

    Synonyms : decay, dilapidate
    Type Of : change
  2. break or fall apart into fragments

    Synonyms : fall apart
    Type Of : disintegrate
    Examples :
    • The cookies crumbled
  3. fall apart

    Synonyms : break down, collapse, crumple, tumble
    Type Of : change integrity
    Examples :
    • the building crumbled after the explosion

cannon

  1. lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals

    Synonyms : shank
    Type Of : body part
  2. a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other

    Synonyms : carom
    Type Of : shot, stroke
  3. a large artillery gun that is usually on wheels

    Type Of : gun, ordnance, artillery, heavy weapon
  4. fire a cannon

    Type Of : muster out, discharge
  5. heavy automatic gun fired from an airplane

    Type Of : gun
  6. heavy gun fired from a tank

    Type Of : gun
  7. make a cannon

    Type Of : hit
  8. (Middle Ages) a cylindrical piece of armor plate to protect the arm

    Type Of : plate armor, plate armour, armour plate, armor plating, armor plate

canoe

  1. small and light boat; pointed at both ends; propelled with a paddle

    Type Of : small boat
  2. travel by canoe

    Type Of : boat
    Examples :
    • canoe along the canal

capture

  1. the act of taking of a person by force

    Synonyms : seizure
    Type Of : felony
  2. take possession of by force, as after an invasion

    Synonyms : appropriate, conquer, seize
    Type Of : assume, arrogate, seize, take over, usurp
    Examples :
    • The militia captured the castle
  3. succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase

    Synonyms : catch, get
    Type Of : seize, clutch, prehend
  4. the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property

    Synonyms : gaining control, seizure
    Type Of : acquiring, getting
  5. capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping

    Synonyms : catch
    Type Of : acquire, get
  6. attract; cause to be enamored

    Synonyms : becharm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, catch, charm, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance, fascinate, trance
    Type Of : appeal, attract
    Examples :
    • She captured all the men's hearts
  7. any process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle

    Type Of : natural process, natural action, action, activity
  8. a process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field

    Type Of : activity, natural process, natural action, action
  9. bring about the capture of an elementary particle or celestial body and causing it enter a new orbit

    Type Of : change, alter, modify
    Examples :
    • This nucleus has captured the slow-moving neutrons
    • The star captured a comet
  10. succeed in representing or expressing something intangible

    Type Of : represent, interpret
    Examples :
    • capture the essence of Spring
    • capture an idea
  11. the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board

    Type Of : chess move

contention

  1. a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement

    Synonyms : arguing, argument, contestation, controversy, disceptation, disputation, tilt
    Type Of : difference, conflict, dispute, difference of opinion
  2. the act of competing as for profit or a prize

    Synonyms : competition, rivalry
    Type Of : group action
    Examples :
    • the teams were in fierce contention for first place
  3. a point asserted as part of an argument

    Type Of : averment, asseveration, assertion

clearance

  1. vertical space available to allow easy passage under something

    Synonyms : headroom, headway
    Type Of : way, room, elbow room
  2. permission to proceed

    Type Of : license, permission, permit
    Examples :
    • the plane was given clearance to land
  3. the distance by which one thing clears another; the space between them

    Type Of : interval, separation