1. cover completely or make imperceptible

    Synonyms : overwhelm, submerge
    Type Of : spread over, cover
    Examples :
    • I was drowned in work
    • The noise drowned out her speech
  2. be covered with or submerged in a liquid

    Synonyms : swim
    Type Of : be
  3. be in danger of dying from submersion in a liquid and asphyxiation

    Type Of : submerse, submerge
    Examples :
    • the divers saved the drowning child
  4. die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating

    Type Of : croak, decease, die, drop dead, choke, conk, perish, pop off, snuff it, buy the farm, cash in one's chips, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away
    Examples :
    • The child drowned in the lake
  5. get rid of as if by submerging

    Type Of : eliminate, do away with, extinguish, get rid of
    Examples :
    • She drowned her trouble in alcohol
  6. kill by submerging in water

    Type Of : kill
    Examples :
    • He drowned the kittens


  1. the extent downward or backward or inward

    Synonyms : deepness
    Type Of : extent
    Examples :
    • the depth of the water
    • depth of a shelf
    • depth of a closet
  2. the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas

    Synonyms : astuteness, deepness, profoundness, profundity
    Type Of : wisdom, sapience
  3. degree of psychological or intellectual profundity

    Type Of : level, grade, degree
  4. the attribute or quality of being deep, strong, or intense

    Type Of : attribute
    Examples :
    • the depth of his breathing
    • the depth of his sighs
    • the depth of his emotion
  5. (usually plural) a low moral state

    Type Of : degradation, abasement, abjection
    Examples :
    • he had sunk to the depths of addiction


  1. a variation that deviates from the standard or norm

    Synonyms : departure, difference, divergence
    Type Of : variation, fluctuation
    Examples :
    • the deviation from the mean
  2. deviate behavior

    Synonyms : deviance
    Type Of : abnormality, irregularity
  3. a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)

    Synonyms : deflection, deflexion, digression, divagation, diversion
    Type Of : turn, turning
  4. the difference between an observed value and the expected value of a variable or function

    Type Of : statistic
  5. the error of a compass due to local magnetic disturbances

    Type Of : error, erroneousness


  1. withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility

    Synonyms : abandonment, desertion
    Type Of : withdrawal
  2. the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)

    Synonyms : apostasy, renunciation
    Type Of : rejection


  1. a statement that represents something in words

    Synonyms : verbal description
    Type Of : statement
  2. sort or variety

    Type Of : variety, form, kind, sort
    Examples :
    • every description of book was there
  3. the act of describing something

    Type Of : speech act


  1. remove the tusks of animals

    Synonyms : tusk
    Type Of : remove, take, take away, withdraw


  1. a depression scratched or carved into a surface

    Synonyms : incision, prick, scratch, slit
    Type Of : impression, imprint, depression
  2. make a depression into

    Synonyms : indent
    Type Of : deform, turn, twist, flex, bend
    Examples :
    • The bicycle dented my car
  3. an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)

    Synonyms : ding, gouge, nick
    Type Of : blemish, defect, mar
  4. an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening)

    Type Of : consequence, result, outcome, upshot, effect, event, issue
    Examples :
    • it made a dent in my bank account


  1. an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity

    Synonyms : break, gap, interruption
    Type Of : delay, holdup
  2. a disorderly outburst or tumult

    Synonyms : commotion, disturbance, flutter, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle, to-do
    Type Of : disorder
  3. an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity

    Synonyms : dislocation
    Type Of : interruption, break
  4. the act of causing disorder

    Synonyms : perturbation
    Type Of : disturbance


  1. water that has condensed on a cool surface overnight from water vapor in the air

    Type Of : condensate, condensation
    Examples :
    • in the morning the grass was wet with dew


  1. a determining or causal element or factor

    Synonyms : causal factor, determinative, determiner, determining factor
    Type Of : cognitive factor
    Examples :
    • education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life
  2. the site on the surface of an antigen molecule to which an antibody attaches itself

    Synonyms : antigenic determinant, epitope
    Type Of : site, situation
  3. having the power or quality of deciding

    Synonyms : deciding, determinative, determining
    Examples :
    • the determinative (or determinant) battle
  4. a square matrix used to solve simultaneous equations

    Type Of : square matrix