1. well in the past; former

    Synonyms : bygone, bypast, departed, gone
    Examples :
    • dreams of foregone times


  1. material for building fences

    Synonyms : fencing material
    Type Of : building material
  2. a barrier that serves to enclose an area

    Synonyms : fence
    Type Of : barrier
  3. the art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules)

    Type Of : swordplay, fight, play, fighting, combat, scrap


  1. one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration

    Synonyms : digit
    Type Of : whole number, integer
  2. judge to be probable

    Synonyms : calculate, count on, estimate, forecast, reckon
    Type Of : judge, evaluate, pass judgment
  3. be or play a part of or in

    Synonyms : enter
    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • Elections figure prominently in every government program
    • How do the elections figure in the current pattern of internal politics?
  4. a diagram or picture illustrating textual material

    Synonyms : fig
    Type Of : illustration
  5. a decorative or artistic work

    Synonyms : design, pattern
    Type Of : decoration, ornament, ornamentation
  6. the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals

    Synonyms : number
    Type Of : amount
    Examples :
    • the figure was about a thousand
  7. a well-known or notable person

    Synonyms : name, public figure
    Type Of : important person, influential person, personage
    Examples :
    • she is an important figure in modern music
  8. alternative names for the body of a human being

    Synonyms : anatomy, bod, build, chassis, flesh, form, frame, human body, material body, physical body, physique, shape, soma
    Type Of : organic structure, body
  9. imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind

    Synonyms : envision, fancy, image, picture, project, see, visualise, visualize
    Type Of : ideate, imagine, conceive of, envisage
  10. language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

    Synonyms : figure of speech, image, trope
    Type Of : rhetorical device
  11. make a mathematical calculation or computation

    Synonyms : calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, reckon, work out
    Type Of : reason
  12. a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape

    Type Of : form, shape
  13. a model of a bodily form (especially of a person)

    Type Of : model, simulation
    Examples :
    • he made a figure of Santa Claus
  14. an amount of money expressed numerically

    Type Of : sum, amount, sum of money, amount of money
    Examples :
    • a figure of $17 was suggested
  15. a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating

    Type Of : maneuver, manoeuvre, play
    Examples :
    • she made the best score on compulsory figures
  16. a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground

    Antonyms : ground
    Type Of : perception, perceptual experience, percept
  17. the impression produced by a person

    Type Of : impression, effect
    Examples :
    • he cut a fine figure
    • a heroic figure
  18. understand

    Type Of : compass, apprehend, savvy, get the picture, grasp, dig, comprehend, grok
    Examples :
    • He didn't figure her


  1. someone who travels by air

    Synonyms : flier
    Type Of : traveler, traveller
  2. someone who operates an aircraft

    Synonyms : aeronaut, airman, aviator, flier
    Type Of : trained worker, skilled worker, skilled workman
  3. an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution

    Synonyms : bill, broadsheet, broadside, circular, flier, handbill, throwaway
    Type Of : ad, advert, advertisement, advertising, advertizement, advertizing


  1. the motion made by flapping up and down

    Synonyms : flapping, flutter, fluttering
    Type Of : wave, undulation
  2. a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag

    Synonyms : flaps
    Type Of : airfoil, control surface, surface, aerofoil
  3. move with a flapping motion

    Synonyms : beat
    Type Of : move
    Examples :
    • The bird's wings were flapping
  4. make a fuss; be agitated

    Synonyms : dither, pother
    Type Of : fuss, niggle, fret
  5. an excited state of agitation

    Synonyms : dither, fuss, pother, tizzy
    Type Of : agitation
    Examples :
    • there was a terrible flap about the theft
  6. move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion

    Synonyms : roll, undulate, wave
    Type Of : move
  7. move with a thrashing motion

    Synonyms : beat
    Type Of : move, displace
    Examples :
    • The bird flapped its wings
  8. a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body

    Type Of : animal tissue
  9. any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely

    Type Of : covering
    Examples :
    • he wrote on the flap of the envelope
  10. move noisily

    Type Of : beat, pound, thump
    Examples :
    • flags flapped in the strong wind
  11. pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds

    Type Of : enounce, say, enunciate, sound out, articulate, pronounce


  1. covered with a dense coat of fine silky hairs

    Synonyms : furred
    Examples :
    • a furry teddy bear


  1. a hand with the fingers clenched in the palm (as for hitting)

    Synonyms : clenched fist
    Type Of : hand, manus, mitt, paw


  1. ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)

    Synonyms : hoar, hoarfrost, rime
    Type Of : ice, water ice
  2. decorate with frosting

    Synonyms : ice
    Type Of : cover
    Examples :
    • frost a cake
  3. weather cold enough to cause freezing

    Synonyms : freeze
    Type Of : cold weather
  4. the formation of frost or ice on a surface

    Synonyms : icing
    Type Of : freeze, freezing
  5. United States poet famous for his lyrical poems on country life in New England (1874-1963)

    Synonyms : robert frost, robert lee frost
  6. cover with frost

    Type Of : cover
    Examples :
    • ice crystals frosted the glass
  7. damage by frost

    Type Of : damage
    Examples :
    • The icy precipitation frosted the flowers and they turned brown
  8. provide with a rough or speckled surface or appearance

    Type Of : cover
    Examples :
    • frost the glass
    • she frosts her hair


  1. the state of being friends (or friendly)

    Synonyms : friendly relationship
    Type Of : relationship


  1. a feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual

    Synonyms : captivation, enchantment, enthrallment
    Type Of : liking
  2. the state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror)

    Synonyms : captivation
    Type Of : enchantment, spell, trance
  3. the capacity to attract intense interest

    Type Of : attraction, attractiveness
    Examples :
    • he held the children spellbound with magic tricks and other fascinations