1. put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume

    Synonyms : capsule, capsulise, capsulize
    Type Of : digest, concentrate, condense
  2. enclose in a capsule or other small container

    Type Of : enclose, inclose, shut in, close in


  1. something very ugly and offensive

    Type Of : ugliness


  1. the overhang at the lower edge of a roof

    Type Of : overhang


  1. an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system

    Synonyms : component, constituent
    Type Of : part, portion
    Examples :
    • a component or constituent element of a system
  2. any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter

    Synonyms : chemical element
    Type Of : substance
  3. an abstract part of something

    Synonyms : component, constituent, factor, ingredient
    Type Of : division, part, section
    Examples :
    • the grammatical elements of a sentence
  4. a straight line that generates a cylinder or cone

    Type Of : straight line
  5. one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe

    Type Of : substance
    Examples :
    • the alchemists believed that there were four elements
  6. the most favorable environment for a plant or animal

    Type Of : environs, surround, environment, surroundings
    Examples :
    • water is the element of fishes
  7. the situation in which you are happiest and most effective

    Type Of : situation, state of affairs
    Examples :
    • in your element


  1. a republic in northwestern South America; became independent from Spain in 1822; the landscape is dominated by the Andes

    Synonyms : republic of ecuador


  1. commodities (goods or services) sold to a foreign country

    Synonyms : exportation
    Antonyms : import
    Type Of : good, commodity, trade good
  2. cause to spread in another part of the world

    Type Of : spread, distribute
    Examples :
    • The Russians exported Marxism to Africa
  3. sell or transfer abroad

    Antonyms : import
    Type Of : merchandise, trade
    Examples :
    • we export less than we import and have a negative trade balance
  4. transfer (electronic data) out of a database or document in a format that can be used by other programs

    Antonyms : import
    Type Of : transfer


  1. having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

    Synonyms : adept, good, practiced, proficient, skilful, skillful
    Examples :
    • an expert job
  2. of or relating to or requiring special knowledge to be understood

    Synonyms : technical
  3. a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully

    Type Of : mortal, individual, person, somebody, someone, soul


  1. obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action

    Synonyms : express, press out
    Type Of : get, acquire
  2. take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy

    Synonyms : excerpt, take out
    Type Of : take, select, pick out, choose
  3. a passage selected from a larger work

    Synonyms : excerpt, excerption, selection
    Type Of : passage
  4. a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)

    Synonyms : infusion
    Type Of : solution
  5. remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense

    Synonyms : draw out, pull, pull out, pull up, rip out, take out, tear out
    Type Of : withdraw, take, remove, take away
    Examples :
    • extract a bad tooth
    • extract information from the telegram
  6. deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)

    Synonyms : draw out, educe, elicit, evoke
    Type Of : construe, interpret, see
  7. extract by the process of distillation

    Synonyms : distil, distill
    Type Of : create, make
  8. calculate the root of a number

    Type Of : cipher, calculate, compute, cypher, figure, reckon, work out
  9. get despite difficulties or obstacles

    Type Of : obtain
    Examples :
    • I extracted a promise from the Dean for two new positions
  10. separate (a metal) from an ore

    Type Of : separate


  1. of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven

    Antonyms : heavenly
    Examples :
    • earthly beings
    • believed that our earthly life is all that matters
    • earthly love
    • our earthly home


  1. conformity with rules or standards

    Synonyms : fairness
    Antonyms : inequity
    Type Of : justice, justness
  2. the difference between the market value of a property and the claims held against it

    Type Of : assets
  3. the ownership interest of shareholders in a corporation

    Type Of : stake, interest