1. being attentive to women like an ideal knight

    Synonyms : gallant, knightly


  1. someone who has won first place in a competition

    Synonyms : champ, title-holder
    Type Of : challenger, competition, rival, contender, competitor
  2. holding first place in a contest

    Synonyms : prizewinning
    Examples :
    • a champion show dog
  3. someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

    Synonyms : ace, adept, genius, hotshot, maven, mavin, sensation, star, superstar, virtuoso, whizz, whiz, wiz, wizard
    Type Of : expert
  4. a person who backs a politician or a team etc.

    Synonyms : admirer, booster, friend, protagonist, supporter
    Type Of : advocator, proponent, exponent, advocate
  5. protect or fight for as a champion

    Synonyms : defend
    Type Of : plump for, plunk for, support, indorse, back, endorse
  6. someone who fights for a cause

    Synonyms : fighter, hero, paladin
    Type Of : shielder, guardian, protector, defender


  1. either one of two chromatic colors that when mixed together give white (in the case of lights) or grey (in the case of pigments)

    Synonyms : complementary color
    Type Of : chromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colour
  2. acting as or providing a complement (something that completes the whole)

    Synonyms : complemental, completing
  3. of words or propositions so related that each is the negation of the other

    Examples :
    • `male' and `female' are complementary terms


  1. the state of being physically constrained

    Synonyms : restraint
    Type Of : confinement
  2. a device that retards something's motion

    Synonyms : restraint
    Type Of : device
  3. the act of constraining; the threat or use of force to control the thoughts or behavior of others

    Type Of : confinement, restriction


  1. make more intense, stronger, or more marked

    Synonyms : deepen, heighten, intensify
    Type Of : increase
  2. put or add together

    Synonyms : combine
    Type Of : add
  3. combine so as to form a whole; mix

    Synonyms : combine
    Type Of : commix, mingle, mix, unify, amalgamate
    Examples :
    • compound the ingredients
  4. (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight

    Synonyms : chemical compound
    Type Of : chemical, chemical substance
  5. composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony

    Synonyms : colonial
  6. an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient)

    Type Of : enclosure
  7. a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts

    Type Of : whole
  8. calculate principal and interest

    Type Of : account, calculate
  9. composed of more than one part

    Antonyms : simple
    Examples :
    • compound leaves are composed of several lobes
    • compound flower heads
  10. consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts

    Examples :
    • soap is a compound substance
    • housetop is a compound word
    • a blackberry is a compound fruit
  11. create by mixing or combining

    Type Of : tack, tack together, set up, assemble, piece, put together


  1. a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries

    Synonyms : cosmopolite
    Type Of : man of the world, sophisticate
  2. growing or occurring in many parts of the world

    Synonyms : widely distributed
    Antonyms : endemic
    Examples :
    • a cosmopolitan herb
    • cosmopolitan in distribution
  3. of worldwide scope or applicability

    Synonyms : ecumenical, general, oecumenical, universal, world-wide, worldwide
    Examples :
    • an issue of cosmopolitan import
  4. composed of people from or at home in many parts of the world; especially not provincial in attitudes or interests

    Antonyms : provincial
    Examples :
    • his cosmopolitan benevolence impartially extended to all races and to all creeds
    • the ancient and cosmopolitan societies of Syria and Egypt
    • that queer, cosmopolitan, rather sinister crowd found around the Marseilles docks


  1. occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company

    Synonyms : good-time
    Examples :
    • a convivial atmosphere at the reunion
    • a woman of convivial nature


  1. causing cohesion

    Examples :
    • a cohesive agent
  2. cohering or tending to cohere; well integrated

    Examples :
    • a cohesive organization


  1. a gallant or courtly gentleman

    Synonyms : chevalier
    Type Of : male aristocrat
  2. given to haughty disregard of others

    Synonyms : high-handed
  3. a royalist supporter of Charles I during the English Civil War

    Synonyms : royalist
    Type Of : monarchist, royalist


  1. tendency to believe readily

    Type Of : trust, trustfulness, trustingness