federal

  1. any federal law-enforcement officer

    Synonyms : fed, federal official
    Type Of : federal agent, agent
  2. being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War

    Synonyms : union
  3. a member of the Union Army during the American Civil War

    Synonyms : federal soldier, union soldier
    Type Of : northerner, yank, yankee
  4. characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is divided between one central and several regional authorities

    Antonyms : unitary
    Examples :
    • a federal system like that of the United States
    • federal governments often evolved out of confederations
  5. national; especially in reference to the government of the United States as distinct from that of its member units

    Examples :
    • federal courts
    • the federal highway program
    • federal property
  6. of or relating to the central government of a federation

    Examples :
    • a federal district is one set aside as the seat of the national government

ferocity

  1. the property of being wild or turbulent

    Synonyms : fierceness, furiousness, fury, vehemence, violence, wildness
    Type Of : intensity, intensiveness

foul

  1. become or cause to become obstructed

    Synonyms : back up, choke, choke off, clog, clog up, congest
    Type Of : close up, occlude, obturate, obstruct, jam, impede, block
  2. (of a manuscript) defaced with changes

    Synonyms : dirty, marked-up
    Examples :
    • foul (or dirty) copy
  3. violating accepted standards or rules

    Synonyms : cheating, dirty, unsporting, unsportsmanlike
    Examples :
    • used foul means to gain power
  4. make impure

    Synonyms : contaminate, pollute
    Type Of : bemire, colly, dirty, grime, soil, begrime
  5. offensively malodorous

    Synonyms : fetid, foetid, foul-smelling, funky, ill-scented, noisome, smelly, stinking
    Examples :
    • a foul odor
  6. disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter

    Synonyms : filthy, nasty
    Examples :
    • a foul pond
  7. spot, stain, or pollute

    Synonyms : befoul, defile, maculate
    Type Of : dishonor, dishonour, disgrace, attaint, shame
  8. especially of a ship's lines etc

    Synonyms : afoul, fouled
    Examples :
    • with its sails afoul
    • a foul anchor
  9. highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust

    Synonyms : disgustful, disgusting, distasteful, loathly, loathsome, repellant, repellent, repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked, yucky
  10. characterized by obscenity

    Synonyms : cruddy, filthy, nasty, smutty
    Examples :
    • foul language
  11. an act that violates the rules of a sport

    Type Of : violation, infringement
  12. become soiled and dirty

    Type Of : change
  13. commit a foul; break the rules

    Type Of : play
  14. hit a foul ball

    Type Of : hit
  15. make unclean

    Type Of : dirty, colly, grime, soil, begrime, bemire
    Examples :
    • foul the water
  16. (of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines

    Antonyms : fair

facility

  1. a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry

    Synonyms : installation
    Type Of : artefact, artifact
    Examples :
    • the assembly plant is an enormous facility
  2. a natural effortlessness

    Synonyms : readiness
    Type Of : effortlessness
    Examples :
    • they conversed with great facility
  3. skillful performance or ability without difficulty

    Synonyms : adeptness, adroitness, deftness, quickness
    Type Of : skillfulness
    Examples :
    • he was famous for his facility as an archer
  4. a service that an organization or a piece of equipment offers you

    Type Of : service
    Examples :
    • a cell phone with internet facility
  5. something designed and created to serve a particular function and to afford a particular convenience or service

    Type Of : artefact, artifact

facilities

  1. a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry

    Synonyms : installation
    Type Of : artefact, artifact
    Examples :
    • the assembly plant is an enormous facility
  2. a natural effortlessness

    Synonyms : readiness
    Type Of : effortlessness
    Examples :
    • they conversed with great facility
  3. skillful performance or ability without difficulty

    Synonyms : adeptness, adroitness, deftness, quickness
    Type Of : skillfulness
    Examples :
    • he was famous for his facility as an archer
  4. a service that an organization or a piece of equipment offers you

    Type Of : service
    Examples :
    • a cell phone with internet facility
  5. something designed and created to serve a particular function and to afford a particular convenience or service

    Type Of : artefact, artifact

flour

  1. convert grain into flour

    Type Of : convert
  2. cover with flour

    Type Of : dredge
    Examples :
    • flour fish or meat before frying it
  3. fine powdery foodstuff obtained by grinding and sifting the meal of a cereal grain

    Type Of : food product, foodstuff

full

  1. increase in phase

    Synonyms : wax
    Type Of : increase
  2. the time when the Moon is fully illuminated

    Synonyms : full-of-the-moon, full moon, full phase of the moon
    Type Of : phase of the moon
    Examples :
    • the moon is at the full
  3. to the greatest degree or extent; completely or entirely; (`full' in this sense is used as a combining form)

    Synonyms : fully, to the full
    Examples :
    • fully grown
    • he didn't fully understand
    • knew full well
    • full-grown
    • full-fledged
  4. constituting the full quantity or extent; complete

    Synonyms : entire, total
    Examples :
    • gave full attention
  5. having the normally expected amount

    Synonyms : good
    Examples :
    • gives full measure
  6. complete in extent or degree and in every particular

    Synonyms : total
    Examples :
    • a full game
  7. having ample fabric

    Synonyms : wide, wide-cut
    Examples :
    • a full skirt
  8. filled to satisfaction with food or drink

    Synonyms : replete
    Examples :
    • a full stomach
  9. being at a peak or culminating point

    Synonyms : broad
    Examples :
    • full summer
  10. beat for the purpose of cleaning and thickening

    Type Of : beat
    Examples :
    • full the cloth
  11. containing as much or as many as is possible or normal

    Antonyms : empty
    Examples :
    • a full glass
    • a sky full of stars
    • a full life
    • the auditorium was full to overflowing
  12. make (a garment) fuller by pleating or gathering

    Type Of : alter, modify, change
  13. (of sound) having marked deepness and body

    Antonyms : thin
    Examples :
    • full tones
    • a full voice

fill

  1. make full, also in a metaphorical sense

    Synonyms : fill up, make full
    Antonyms : empty
    Type Of : alter, modify, change
    Examples :
    • fill a container
    • fill the child with pride
  2. any material that fills a space or container

    Synonyms : filling
    Type Of : stuff, material
    Examples :
    • there was not enough fill for the trench
  3. occupy the whole of

    Synonyms : occupy
    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • The liquid fills the container
  4. become full

    Synonyms : fill up
    Antonyms : empty
    Type Of : turn, change state
    Examples :
    • The pool slowly filled with water
    • The theater filled up slowly
  5. fill, satisfy or meet a want or need or condtion ro restriction

    Synonyms : conform to, fit, fulfil, fulfill, meet, satisfy
    Type Of : supply, cater, provide, ply
  6. assume, as of positions or roles

    Synonyms : occupy, take
    Type Of : do work, work
  7. eat until one is sated

    Synonyms : fill up
    Type Of : eat
    Examples :
    • He filled up on turkey
  8. fill to satisfaction

    Synonyms : replete, sate, satiate
    Type Of : consume, have, ingest, take, take in
  9. appoint someone to (a position or a job)

    Type Of : engage, employ, hire
  10. a quantity sufficient to satisfy

    Type Of : sufficiency, enough
    Examples :
    • he ate his fill of potatoes
    • she had heard her fill of gossip
  11. plug with a substance

    Type Of : fix, restore, furbish up, doctor, touch on, mend, repair, bushel
    Examples :
    • fill a cavity

face

  1. a contorted facial expression

    Synonyms : grimace
    Type Of : facial expression, facial gesture
  2. a specific size and style of type within a type family

    Synonyms : case, font, fount, typeface
    Type Of : type
  3. oppose, as in hostility or a competition

    Synonyms : confront
    Type Of : meet, encounter, take on, play
    Examples :
    • Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring
  4. the feelings expressed on a person's face

    Synonyms : aspect, expression, facial expression, look
    Type Of : visage, countenance
    Examples :
    • an angry face
  5. a surface forming part of the outside of an object

    Synonyms : side
    Type Of : surface
    Examples :
    • dew dripped from the face of the leaf
    • they travelled across the face of the continent
  6. be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to

    Synonyms : front, look
    Type Of : lie
    Examples :
    • The building faces the park
  7. the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear

    Synonyms : human face
    Type Of : external body part
    Examples :
    • he washed his face
    • I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news
  8. impudent aggressiveness

    Synonyms : boldness, brass, cheek, nerve
    Type Of : aggressiveness
  9. deal with (something unpleasant) head on

    Synonyms : confront, face up
    Type Of : go about, approach, set about
    Examples :
    • He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes
  10. present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize

    Synonyms : confront, present
    Examples :
    • He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions
    • An enormous dilemma faces us
  11. a part of a person that is used to refer to a person

    Type Of : mortal, someone, somebody, person, soul, individual
    Examples :
    • he looked out at a roomful of faces
    • when he returned to work he met many new faces
  12. a vertical surface of a building or cliff

    Type Of : vertical surface
  13. be opposite

    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • the two sofas face each other
  14. cover the front or surface of

    Type Of : cover
    Examples :
    • The building was faced with beautiful stones
  15. line the edge (of a garment) with a different material

    Type Of : line
    Examples :
    • face the lapels of the jacket
  16. status in the eyes of others

    Type Of : status, position
    Examples :
    • he lost face
  17. the general outward appearance of something

    Type Of : appearance, visual aspect
    Examples :
    • the face of the city is changing
  18. the part of an animal corresponding to the human face

    Type Of : external body part
  19. the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object)

    Type Of : front
    Examples :
    • he dealt the cards face down
  20. the striking or working surface of an implement

    Type Of : surface
  21. turn so as to expose the face

    Type Of : disclose, expose, uncover
    Examples :
    • face a playing card
  22. turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction

    Type Of : turn
    Examples :
    • Turn and face your partner now

funeral

  1. a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated

    Synonyms : obsequy
    Type Of : ceremony, observance, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion
    Examples :
    • hundreds of people attended his funeral