1. a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada


  1. a demand especially in the phrase

    Synonyms : call
    Type Of : demand
  2. lay claim to; as of an idea

    Synonyms : take
    Antonyms : disclaim
    Type Of : verify, affirm, assert, aver, avow, swan, swear
  3. take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs

    Synonyms : exact, take
    Type Of : need, postulate, involve, demand, call for, require, ask, take, necessitate
    Examples :
    • the accident claimed three lives
  4. demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to

    Synonyms : arrogate, lay claim
    Antonyms : forfeit
    Type Of : quest, request, ask for, call for, bespeak
    Examples :
    • He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter
    • Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident
  5. an established or recognized right

    Synonyms : title
    Type Of : legal right
    Examples :
    • a strong legal claim to the property
    • he staked his claim
  6. an informal right to something

    Synonyms : title
    Type Of : right
    Examples :
    • his claim on her attentions
  7. an assertion of a right (as to money or property)

    Type Of : asseveration, assertion, averment
    Examples :
    • his claim asked for damages
  8. an assertion that something is true or factual

    Type Of : assertion, asseveration, averment
    Examples :
    • his claim that he was innocent
    • evidence contradicted the government's claims
  9. ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example

    Type Of : ask for, bespeak, quest, request, call for
    Examples :
    • They claimed on the maximum allowable amount
  10. assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing

    Antonyms : disclaim
    Type Of : affirm
    Examples :
    • He claimed that he killed the burglar
  11. demand for something as rightful or due

    Type Of : demand
    Examples :
    • they struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day


  1. work together on a common enterprise of project

    Synonyms : collaborate, get together, join forces
    Type Of : work


  1. an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants

    Synonyms : contest
    Type Of : social event
  2. the contestant you hope to defeat

    Synonyms : challenger, competitor, contender, rival
    Type Of : contestant
    Examples :
    • he wanted to know what the competition was doing
  3. the act of competing as for profit or a prize

    Synonyms : contention, rivalry
    Antonyms : cooperation
    Type Of : group action
  4. a business relation in which two parties compete to gain customers

    Type Of : business relation
    Examples :
    • business competition can be fiendish at times


  1. act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes

    Synonyms : abide by, follow
    Type Of : obey
    Examples :
    • You must comply or else!


  1. a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused

    Synonyms : discombobulation
    Type Of : embarrassment
  2. a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior

    Synonyms : confusedness, disarray, mental confusion, muddiness
    Type Of : state of mind, cognitive state
    Examples :
    • a confusion of impressions
  3. a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another

    Synonyms : mix-up
    Type Of : error, fault, mistake
    Examples :
    • he changed his name in order to avoid confusion with the notorious outlaw
  4. an act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended

    Type Of : combining, compounding, combination
    Examples :
    • the confusion of tongues at the Tower of Babel
  5. disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably

    Type Of : disorder
    Examples :
    • the army retreated in confusion


  1. come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example

    Synonyms : derive, descend
    Examples :
    • he comes from humble origins
  2. add up in number or quantity

    Synonyms : add up, amount, number, total
    Type Of : be
  3. come to one's mind; suggest itself

    Synonyms : occur
    Type Of : become
  4. the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract

    Synonyms : cum, ejaculate, seed, semen, seminal fluid
    Type Of : body fluid, liquid body substance, humour, humor, bodily fluid
  5. come forth

    Synonyms : issue forth
  6. move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody

    Synonyms : come up
    Antonyms : go
    Type Of : locomote, go, move, travel
    Examples :
    • come down here!
    • come out of the closet!
    • come into the room
  7. be a native of

    Synonyms : hail
    Type Of : be
  8. develop into

    Synonyms : add up, amount
    Type Of : turn, become
  9. proceed or get along

    Synonyms : do, fare, get along, make out
    Type Of : go, proceed
    Examples :
    • He's come a long way
  10. come under, be classified or included

    Synonyms : fall
    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • This comes under a new heading
  11. reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress

    Synonyms : arrive, get
  12. be received

    Synonyms : come in
    Type Of : get, arrive
  13. to be the product or result

    Synonyms : follow
    Type Of : grow, develop, spring up, originate, arise, uprise, rise
    Examples :
    • Melons come from a vine
    • Understanding comes from experience
  14. be found or available

    Type Of : be, exist
    Examples :
    • These shoes come in three colors; The furniture comes unassembled
  15. come to pass; arrive, as in due course

    Type Of : take place, come about, happen, pass off, pass, hap, go on, fall out, occur
    Examples :
    • Dawn comes early in June
  16. cover a certain distance

    Type Of : locomote, move, travel, go
  17. exist or occur in a certain point in a series

    Type Of : be
  18. experience orgasm

    Type Of : go through, see, experience
    Examples :
    • she could not come because she was too upset
  19. extend or reach

    Type Of : extend, run, go, pass, lead
    Examples :
    • The sleeves come to your knuckles
  20. happen as a result

    Type Of : ensue, result
    Examples :
    • Nothing good will come of this
  21. have a certain priority

    Type Of : rank
    Examples :
    • My family comes first
  22. reach or enter a state, relation, condition, use, or position

    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • come into contact with a terrorist group
    • your wish will come true


  1. a deliberately misleading fabrication

    Type Of : fable, fabrication, fiction


  1. activity indicative of belief in the superiority of men over women

    Synonyms : antifeminism, male chauvinism
    Type Of : sexism
  2. fanatical patriotism

    Synonyms : jingoism, superpatriotism, ultranationalism
    Type Of : nationalism, patriotism


  1. a sudden violent change in the earth's surface

    Synonyms : catastrophe
    Type Of : geological phenomenon
  2. an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

    Synonyms : calamity, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy
    Type Of : misfortune, bad luck