1. the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems

    Synonyms : applied science, engineering science, technology
    Type Of : field of study, bailiwick, discipline, subject, subject area, study, field, subject field
    Examples :
    • he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study
  2. a room (as on a ship) in which the engine is located

    Synonyms : engine room
    Type Of : room
  3. the practical application of technical and scientific knowledge to commerce or industry

    Type Of : profession, technology


  1. considered likely or probable to happen or arrive

    Antonyms : unexpected
    Examples :
    • prepared for the expected attack


  1. a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event

    Synonyms : epoch
    Type Of : period, time period, period of time
  2. a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods

    Synonyms : geological era
    Type Of : geologic time, geological time
  3. (baseball) a measure of a pitcher's effectiveness; calculated as the average number of earned runs allowed by the pitcher for every nine innings pitched

    Synonyms : earned run average
    Type Of : touchstone, standard, measure, criterion


  1. characterized by adultery

    Synonyms : adulterous, extracurricular
    Examples :
    • extramarital affairs


  1. a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)

    Synonyms : host, master of ceremonies
    Type Of : entertainer
  2. act as a master of ceremonies

    Synonyms : compere
    Type Of : host


  1. exaggerate or make bigger

    Synonyms : amplify, blow up, inflate
    Type Of : increase
  2. add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing

    Synonyms : dilate, elaborate, enlarge, expatiate, exposit, expound, flesh out, lucubrate
    Antonyms : contract
    Type Of : clarify, elucidate, clear up
  3. expand the influence of

    Synonyms : extend
    Type Of : change, alter, modify
  4. extend in one or more directions

    Synonyms : spread out
    Antonyms : contract
    Type Of : grow
    Examples :
    • The dough expands
  5. grow vigorously

    Synonyms : boom, flourish, thrive
    Type Of : grow
  6. become larger in size or volume or quantity

    Type Of : grow
    Examples :
    • his business expanded rapidly
  7. make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity

    Type Of : enlarge
    Examples :
    • expand the house by adding another wing


  1. drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted

    Synonyms : dog-tired, fagged, fatigued, gone, played out, spent, washed-out, worn-out, worn out
    Examples :
    • the day's shopping left her exhausted
  2. depleted of energy, force, or strength

    Synonyms : spent
    Antonyms : unexhausted
    Examples :
    • impossible to grow tobacco on the exhausted soil
    • the exhausted food sources
    • exhausted oil wells
  3. drained physically

    Examples :
    • the day's events left her completely exhausted--her strength drained


  1. shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane or from volcanic activity

    Synonyms : quake, seism, temblor
    Type Of : geological phenomenon
  2. a disturbance that is extremely disruptive

    Type Of : commotion, disruption, disturbance, flutter, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle, to-do
    Examples :
    • selling the company caused an earthquake among the employees


  1. the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed

    Synonyms : snap
    Antonyms : inelasticity
    Type Of : physical property


  1. add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing

    Synonyms : dilate, elaborate, expand, expatiate, exposit, expound, flesh out, lucubrate
    Type Of : clear up, elucidate, clarify
  2. make large

    Synonyms : blow up, magnify
    Type Of : increase
  3. become larger or bigger

    Type Of : grow
  4. make larger

    Type Of : increase
    Examples :
    • She enlarged the flower beds