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


  1. (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity equal to the internal energy of a system plus the product of its volume and pressure

    Synonyms : h, heat content, total heat
    Type Of : physical property
    Examples :
    • enthalpy is the amount of energy in a system capable of doing mechanical work


  1. to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common

    Synonyms : particularly, peculiarly, specially
    Examples :
    • an especially (or specially) cautious approach to the danger
  2. in a special manner

    Synonyms : specially


  1. causing debilitation

    Synonyms : debilitative, enfeebling, weakening


  1. putting a condemned person to death

    Synonyms : capital punishment, death penalty, execution
    Type Of : corporal punishment

emotional arousal

  1. the arousal of strong emotions and emotional behavior

    Type Of : arousal



  1. the capital that provides income for an institution

    Synonyms : endowment fund
    Type Of : capital
  2. natural abilities or qualities

    Synonyms : gift, natural endowment, talent
    Type Of : natural ability
  3. the act of endowing with a permanent source of income

    Type Of : gift, giving
    Examples :
    • his generous endowment of the laboratory came just in the nick of time


  1. coming into existence

    Synonyms : emergent
  2. coming to maturity

    Synonyms : rising