1. lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fish; usually baked or poached

    Synonyms : codfish
    Type Of : saltwater fish
  2. collecting the charges upon delivery

    Synonyms : c.o.d., cash on delivery
  3. fool or hoax

    Synonyms : befool, dupe, fool, gull, put on, put one across, put one over, slang, take in
    Type Of : lead astray, deceive, betray
  4. the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)

    Synonyms : pod, seedcase
    Type Of : husk
  5. major food fish of Arctic and cold-temperate waters

    Synonyms : codfish
    Type Of : gadoid, gadoid fish
  6. payable by the recipient on delivery

    Synonyms : collect
  7. harass with persistent criticism or carping

    Synonyms : bait, rag, rally, razz, ride, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, twit
    Type Of : mock, bemock


  1. develop into a creole

    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • pidgins often creolize


  1. fill a space in a disorderly way

    Synonyms : clutter up
    Antonyms : unclutter
    Type Of : make full, fill, fill up
  2. a confused multitude of things

    Synonyms : fuddle, jumble, mare's nest, muddle, smother, welter
    Type Of : disorderliness, disorder
  3. unwanted echoes that interfere with the observation of signals on a radar screen

    Type Of : interference, disturbance, noise, radar echo


  1. beat with a cane

    Synonyms : flog, lambast, lambaste
    Type Of : beat, beat up, work over
  2. a stick that people can lean on to help them walk

    Type Of : walking stick
  3. a stiff switch used to hit students as punishment

    Type Of : switch
  4. a strong slender often flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar cane

    Type Of : stem, stalk


  1. an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members

    Synonyms : league
    Type Of : association
  2. a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic

    Synonyms : group discussion
    Type Of : discussion, give-and-take, word
  3. a prearranged meeting for consultation or exchange of information or discussion (especially one with a formal agenda)

    Type Of : group meeting, meeting


  1. the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel

    Synonyms : casting
    Type Of : fishing, sportfishing
  2. the visual appearance of something or someone

    Synonyms : form, shape
    Type Of : appearance, visual aspect
    Examples :
    • the delicate cast of his features
  3. formulate in a particular style or language

    Synonyms : couch, frame, put, redact
    Type Of : word, phrase, give voice, articulate, formulate
    Examples :
    • She cast her request in very polite language
  4. the actors in a play

    Synonyms : cast of characters, dramatis personae
    Type Of : gathering, assemblage
  5. a violent throw

    Synonyms : hurl
    Type Of : throw
  6. container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens

    Synonyms : mold, mould
    Type Of : container
  7. the act of throwing dice

    Synonyms : roll
    Type Of : throw
  8. form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold

    Synonyms : mold, mould
    Type Of : work, mould, forge, form, shape, mold
    Examples :
    • cast a bronze sculpture
  9. move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

    Synonyms : drift, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond, wander
    Type Of : go, locomote, move, travel
  10. put or send forth

    Synonyms : contrive, project, throw
    Type Of : send, direct
    Examples :
    • cast a spell
    • cast a warm light
  11. get rid of

    Synonyms : cast off, drop, shake off, shed, throw, throw away, throw off
    Type Of : remove, take, withdraw, take away
  12. object formed by a mold

    Synonyms : casting
    Type Of : copy
  13. bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal

    Synonyms : plaster bandage, plaster cast
    Type Of : patch, bandage
  14. throw forcefully

    Synonyms : hurl, hurtle
    Type Of : throw
  15. the distinctive form in which a thing is made

    Synonyms : mold, mould, stamp
    Type Of : solid
    Examples :
    • pottery of this cast was found throughout the region
  16. eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

    Synonyms : barf, be sick, cat, chuck, disgorge, honk, puke, purge, regorge, regurgitate, retch, sick, spew, spue, throw up, upchuck, vomit, vomit up
    Type Of : eliminate, pass, egest, excrete
  17. choose at random

    Synonyms : draw
    Type Of : go, move
    Examples :
    • cast lots
  18. assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors

    Type Of : designate, depute, delegate, assign
    Examples :
    • Who cast this beautiful movie?
  19. deposit

    Type Of : give
    Examples :
    • cast a vote
    • cast a ballot
  20. select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet

    Type Of : designate, assign, depute, delegate
    Examples :
    • He cast a young woman in the role of Desdemona


  1. oppose or check by a counteraction

    Synonyms : countercheck
    Type Of : contain, moderate, hold in, control, curb, check, hold
  2. act in opposition to

    Synonyms : antagonise, antagonize
    Type Of : act, move
  3. oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions

    Synonyms : counterbalance, countervail, neutralize
    Type Of : cancel, offset, set off
    Examples :
    • This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues
  4. destroy property or hinder normal operations

    Synonyms : countermine, sabotage, subvert, undermine, weaken
    Type Of : disobey


  1. a female confidant

    Type Of : confidant, intimate


  1. (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program

    Synonyms : instruction, program line, statement
    Type Of : computer code, code
  2. exercise authoritative control or power over

    Synonyms : control
  3. look down on

    Synonyms : dominate, overlook, overtop
    Type Of : lie
  4. an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

    Synonyms : bid, bidding, dictation
    Type Of : speech act
  5. great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity

    Synonyms : control, mastery
    Type Of : skillfulness
    Examples :
    • a good command of French
  6. make someone do something

    Synonyms : require
    Type Of : say, tell, enjoin, order
  7. a military unit or region under the control of a single officer

    Type Of : military group, force, military unit, military force
  8. a position of highest authority

    Type Of : status, position
    Examples :
    • the corporation has just undergone a change in command
  9. availability for use

    Type Of : handiness, availableness, availability, accessibility
    Examples :
    • the materials at the command of the potters grew
  10. be in command of

    Type Of : master, dominate
    Examples :
    • The general commanded a huge army
  11. demand as one's due

    Type Of : demand, exact
    Examples :
    • This speaker commands a high fee
    • The author commands a fair hearing from his readers
  12. the power or authority to command

    Type Of : dominance, authorisation, say-so, authority, potency, authorization
    Examples :
    • an admiral in command


  1. a number that identifies a position relative to an axis

    Synonyms : co-ordinate
    Type Of : number
  2. bring order and organization to

    Synonyms : organise, organize
    Type Of : arrange, set up
  3. bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation

    Synonyms : align, ordinate
    Type Of : set, correct, adjust
  4. be co-ordinated

    Type Of : fit in, accord, agree, concord, consort, harmonise, harmonize
    Examples :
    • These activities coordinate well
  5. bring into common action, movement, or condition

    Type Of : manage, deal, handle, care
    Examples :
    • coordinate the painters, masons, and plumbers
    • coordinate his actions with that of his colleagues
    • coordinate our efforts
  6. of equal importance, rank, or degree