1. being in a tense state

    Synonyms : high-strung, highly strung, jittery, jumpy, nervy, overstrung, restive, uptight


  1. without any others being included or involved

    Synonyms : alone, entirely, only, solely
    Examples :
    • he works for Mr. Smith exclusively


  1. the attribute of urgency in tone of voice

    Synonyms : sharpness
    Type Of : urgency
    Examples :
    • his voice had an edge to it
  2. lie adjacent to another or share a boundary

    Synonyms : abut, adjoin, border, butt, butt against, butt on, march
    Type Of : meet, contact, adjoin, touch
  3. advance slowly, as if by inches

    Synonyms : inch
    Type Of : march on, go on, move on, advance, progress, pass on
    Examples :
    • He edged towards the car
  4. provide with a border or edge

    Synonyms : border
    Type Of : provide, supply, render, furnish
    Examples :
    • edge the tablecloth with embroidery
  5. the boundary of a surface

    Synonyms : border
    Type Of : boundary, bound, bounds
  6. a line determining the limits of an area

    Synonyms : bound, boundary
    Type Of : line
  7. a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object

    Type Of : side
    Examples :
    • he rounded the edges of the box
  8. a slight competitive advantage

    Type Of : favorable position, favourable position, superiority
    Examples :
    • he had an edge on the competition
  9. provide with an edge

    Type Of : sharpen
    Examples :
    • edge a blade
  10. the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something

    Type Of : demarcation, demarcation line, limit
    Examples :
    • the edge of the leaf is wavy
    • she sat on the edge of the bed
    • the water's edge


  1. of or relating to or produced by evolution

    Examples :
    • evolutionary biology


  1. a journey taken for pleasure

    Synonyms : expedition, jaunt, junket, outing, pleasure trip, sashay
    Type Of : journey, journeying
    Examples :
    • many summer excursions to the shore
  2. wandering from the main path of a journey

    Synonyms : digression
    Type Of : journey, journeying


  1. forced or compelled or put in force

    Synonyms : implemented
    Antonyms : unenforced
    Examples :
    • a life of enforced inactivity
    • enforced obedience


  1. qualities that are comparable

    Synonyms : comparability, compare, comparison
    Type Of : similitude, alikeness, likeness
  2. a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced

    Synonyms : equality, equation, par
    Type Of : position, status
  3. essential equality and interchangeability

    Antonyms : nonequivalence
    Type Of : equality


  1. form a critical opinion of

    Synonyms : judge, pass judgment
    Type Of : think, cogitate, cerebrate
    Examples :
    • How do you evaluate this grant proposal?
  2. evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of

    Synonyms : appraise, assess, measure, valuate, value
    Type Of : pass judgment, judge


  1. to show, make visible or apparent

    Synonyms : display, exhibit
    Type Of : show
  2. reveal to view as by removing a cover

    Synonyms : disclose, uncover
    Type Of : reveal, unveil, bring out
  3. put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

    Synonyms : endanger, peril, queer, scupper
    Type Of : bear on, touch, touch on, affect, bear upon, impact
  4. make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

    Synonyms : break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, give away, let on, let out, reveal, uncover, unwrap
    Type Of : tell
  5. remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body

    Synonyms : uncover
    Examples :
    • The man exposed himself in the subway
  6. the exposure of an impostor or a fraud

    Synonyms : unmasking
    Type Of : exposure
    Examples :
    • he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government
  7. expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas

    Synonyms : debunk
    Type Of : blackguard, make fun, roast, ridicule, rib, poke fun, guy, jest at, laugh at
  8. abandon by leaving out in the open air

    Type Of : desolate, desert, abandon, forsake
    Examples :
    • The infant was exposed by the teenage mother
  9. expose or make accessible to some action or influence

    Type Of : subject
    Examples :
    • expose the blanket to sunshine
  10. expose to light, of photographic film

    Type Of : subject


  1. freeing someone from the control of another; especially a parent's relinquishing authority and control over a minor child

    Type Of : freeing, liberation, release