fond

  1. extravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent

    Synonyms : adoring, doting
    Examples :
    • hopelessly spoiled by a fond mother
  2. (followed by `of' or `to') having a strong preference or liking for

    Synonyms : partial
    Examples :
    • fond of chocolate
  3. having or displaying warmth or affection

    Synonyms : affectionate, lovesome, tender
    Examples :
    • a fond embrace
    • fond of his nephew
  4. absurd or silly because unlikely

    Examples :
    • fond hopes of becoming President
    • fond fancies

falling

  1. coming down freely under the influence of gravity

    Synonyms : dropping
    Examples :
    • falling rain
  2. becoming lower or less in degree or value

    Antonyms : rising
    Examples :
    • a falling market
    • falling incomes
  3. decreasing in amount or degree

    Examples :
    • falling temperature

far

  1. a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the government dominated by Tutsi and to institute Hutu control again

    Synonyms : alir, army for the liberation of rwanda, former armed forces, interahamwe
  2. being of a considerable distance or length

    Examples :
    • a far trek
  3. being the animal or vehicle on the right or being on the right side of an animal or vehicle

    Examples :
    • the horse on the right is the far horse
    • the right side is the far side of the horse
  4. beyond a norm in opinion or actions

    Examples :
    • the far right
  5. located at a great distance in time or space or degree

    Antonyms : near
    Examples :
    • we come from a far country
    • far corners of the earth
    • the far future
    • a far journey
    • the far side of the road
    • far from the truth
    • far in the future

follow

  1. be later in time

    Synonyms : postdate
    Examples :
    • Tuesday always follows Monday
  2. follow in or as if in pursuit

    Synonyms : pursue
    Type Of : travel, go, move, locomote
    Examples :
    • Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life
  3. travel along a certain course

    Synonyms : travel along
    Type Of : locomote, travel, move, go
    Examples :
    • follow the road
    • follow the trail
  4. keep informed

    Synonyms : keep abreast, keep up
  5. follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something

    Synonyms : trace
    Type Of : study, examine, analyse, analyze, canvass
    Examples :
    • We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba
  6. choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans

    Synonyms : adopt, espouse
    Type Of : pick out, take, select, choose
    Examples :
    • She followed the feminist movement
  7. imitate in behavior; take as a model

    Synonyms : take after
    Type Of : copy, imitate, simulate
    Examples :
    • Teenagers follow their friends in everything
  8. keep to

    Synonyms : stick to, stick with
    Type Of : hang on, hang in, hold on, persevere, persist
  9. come as a logical consequence; follow logically

    Synonyms : fall out
    Type Of : ensue, result
    Examples :
    • It follows that your assertion is false
  10. follow with the eyes or the mind

    Synonyms : keep an eye on, observe, watch, watch over
    Type Of : check, go over, check over, suss out, check into, look into, check out, check up on
    Examples :
    • She followed the men with the binoculars
  11. work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function

    Synonyms : be
  12. be the successor (of)

    Synonyms : come after, succeed
    Examples :
    • Carter followed Ford
  13. come after in time, as a result

    Synonyms : come after
    Type Of : ensue, result
    Examples :
    • A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake
  14. act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes

    Synonyms : abide by, comply
    Type Of : obey
  15. perform an accompaniment to

    Synonyms : accompany, play along
    Type Of : play
    Examples :
    • The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano
  16. to be the product or result

    Synonyms : come
    Type Of : rise, spring up, originate, grow, develop, uprise, arise
  17. behave in accordance or in agreement with

    Synonyms : conform to
    Type Of : simulate, copy, imitate
  18. keep under surveillance

    Synonyms : surveil, survey
    Examples :
    • The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing
  19. accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of

    Type Of : behave, act, do
    Examples :
    • Let's follow our great helmsman!
    • She followed a guru for years
  20. adhere to or practice

    Type Of : use, practice, apply
    Examples :
    • These people still follow the laws of their ancient religion
  21. be next

    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • Mary plays best, with John and Sue following
  22. grasp the meaning

    Type Of : understand
    Examples :
    • Can you follow her argument?
    • When he lectures, I cannot follow
  23. to bring something about at a later time than

    Examples :
    • She followed dinner with a brandy
    • He followed his lecture with a question and answer period
  24. to travel behind, go after, come after

    Antonyms : precede
    Type Of : travel, move, locomote, go
    Examples :
    • The ducklings followed their mother around the pond
    • Please follow the guide through the museum

funny

  1. an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)

    Synonyms : funny remark, funny story, good story
    Type Of : jest, gag, jape, joke, laugh
    Examples :
    • she told a funny story
    • she made a funny
  2. beyond or deviating from the usual or expected

    Synonyms : curious, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singular
    Examples :
    • her speech has a funny twang
    • they have some funny ideas about war
  3. not as expected

    Synonyms : fishy, shady, suspect, suspicious
    Examples :
    • up to some funny business
  4. arousing or provoking laughter

    Synonyms : amusing, comic, comical, laughable, mirthful, risible
    Examples :
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
  5. experiencing odd bodily sensations

    Examples :
    • told the doctor about the funny sensations in her chest

fight

  1. be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight

    Synonyms : contend, struggle
    Examples :
    • Siblings are always fighting
  2. a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war

    Synonyms : battle, conflict, engagement
    Type Of : military action, action
  3. make a strenuous or labored effort

    Synonyms : struggle
    Type Of : assay, attempt, essay, seek, try
  4. the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

    Synonyms : combat, fighting, scrap
    Type Of : struggle, conflict, battle
    Examples :
    • a fight broke out at the hockey game
    • there was fighting in the streets
  5. exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for

    Synonyms : agitate, campaign, crusade, press, push
    Type Of : advertize, push, promote, advertise
  6. fight against or resist strongly

    Synonyms : defend, fight back, fight down, oppose
    Type Of : struggle, contend
    Examples :
    • Don't fight it!
  7. an aggressive willingness to compete

    Synonyms : competitiveness
    Type Of : aggressiveness
    Examples :
    • the team was full of fight
  8. a boxing or wrestling match

    Type Of : fisticuffs, pugilism, boxing
    Examples :
    • the fight was on television last night
  9. an intense verbal dispute

    Type Of : contention, arguing, argument, contestation, controversy, disceptation, disputation, tilt
    Examples :
    • a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate

french

  1. the people of France

    Synonyms : french people
    Type Of : country, nation, land
  2. of or pertaining to France or the people of France

    Synonyms : gallic
  3. United States sculptor who created the seated marble figure of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. (1850-1931)

    Synonyms : daniel chester french
  4. cut (e.g, beans) lengthwise in preparation for cooking

    Type Of : cut
  5. the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France

    Type Of : latinian language, romance, romance language

fanciful

  1. indulging in or influenced by fancy

    Synonyms : notional
    Examples :
    • a fanciful mind
  2. not based on fact; existing only in the imagination

    Synonyms : imaginary, notional
    Examples :
    • the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties
  3. having a curiously intricate quality

    Examples :
    • a fanciful pattern with intertwined vines and flowers

flask

  1. the quantity a flask will hold

    Synonyms : flaskful
    Type Of : containerful
  2. bottle that has a narrow neck

    Type Of : bottle

formative

  1. forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning

    Synonyms : plastic, shaping
    Examples :
    • a formative influence
    • a formative experience
  2. capable of forming new cells and tissues

    Examples :
    • a formative zone in developing bone
  3. minimal language unit that has a syntactic (or morphological) function

    Type Of : language unit, linguistic unit