1. a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)

    Synonyms : ebbing, wane
    Type Of : diminution, decline
  2. flow back or recede

    Synonyms : ebb away, ebb down, ebb off, ebb out
    Antonyms : tide
    Type Of : fall back
    Examples :
    • the tides ebbed at noon
  3. the outward flow of the tide

    Synonyms : reflux
    Type Of : flow, flowing
  4. fall away or decline

    Type Of : recede
    Examples :
    • The patient's strength ebbed away
  5. hem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb

    Type Of : surround, beleaguer, besiege, circumvent, hem in


  1. called forth from a latent or potential state by stimulation

    Synonyms : evoked
    Examples :
    • an elicited response


  1. giving or marked by complete attention to

    Synonyms : absorbed, captive, enwrapped, intent, wrapped
    Examples :
    • that engrossed look or rapt delight
  2. written formally in a large clear script, as a deed or other legal document


  1. containing or characterized by error

    Examples :
    • erroneous conclusions


  1. a terrorist organization organized in 1959 by student activists who were dissatisfied with the moderate nationalism of the traditional Basque party; want to create an independent homeland in Spain's western Pyrenees

    Synonyms : basque fatherland and liberty, basque homeland and freedom, euskadi ta askatasuna
  2. the 7th letter of the Greek alphabet

    Type Of : letter, alphabetic character, letter of the alphabet


  1. utter impulsively

    Synonyms : blunder, blunder out, blurt, blurt out
    Type Of : mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize
  2. the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract

    Synonyms : come, cum, seed, semen, seminal fluid
    Type Of : bodily fluid, body fluid, humor, humour, liquid body substance
  3. eject semen

    Type Of : release, expel, exhaust, eject, discharge


  1. made of earth (or baked clay)

    Examples :
    • an earthen pot


  1. a period of time spent in military service

    Synonyms : duty tour, hitch, term of enlistment, tour, tour of duty
    Type Of : time period, period, period of time
  2. the act of enlisting (as in a military service)

    Type Of : loyalty, allegiance, commitment, dedication


  1. twist together or entwine into a confusing mass

    Synonyms : mat, snarl, tangle
    Antonyms : disentangle
    Type Of : twist, twine, distort
    Examples :
    • The child entangled the cord
  2. entrap

    Synonyms : mire
    Type Of : involve


  1. an ethnic quality or affiliation resulting from racial or cultural ties

    Type Of : quality
    Examples :
    • ethnicity has a strong influence on community status relations