1. a part of the city far removed from the center

    Synonyms : outskirt
    Type Of : city district
  2. a border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the forehead

    Synonyms : bang
    Type Of : hairstyle, hair style, hairdo, coif, coiffure
  3. one of the light or dark bands produced by the interference and diffraction of light

    Synonyms : interference fringe
    Type Of : optical phenomenon
  4. the outside boundary or surface of something

    Synonyms : outer boundary, periphery
    Type Of : boundary, bound, edge
  5. adorn with a fringe

    Type Of : beautify, decorate, grace, embellish, adorn, ornament
    Examples :
    • The weaver fringed the scarf
  6. an ornamental border consisting of short lengths of hanging threads or tassels

    Type Of : edging
  7. a social group holding marginal or extreme views

    Type Of : social group
    Examples :
    • members of the fringe believe we should be armed with guns at all times
  8. decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe

    Type Of : surround, border, environ, ring, skirt
    Examples :
    • fur fringed the hem of the dress


  1. to or at a greater extent or degree or a more advanced stage (`further' is used more often than `farther' in this abstract sense)

    Synonyms : further
    Examples :
    • the application of the law was extended farther
    • he is going no farther in his studies
  2. more distant in especially degree

    Synonyms : further
    Examples :
    • farther from the truth
    • farther from our expectations
  3. to or at a greater distance in time or space (`farther' is used more frequently than `further' in this physical sense)

    Synonyms : further
    Examples :
    • farther north
    • moved farther away
    • farther down the corridor
    • the practice may go back still farther to the Druids
  4. more distant in especially space or time

    Examples :
    • they live in the farther house


  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


  1. presaging or likely to bring good luck or a good outcome

    Synonyms : favourable, golden, lucky, prosperous
    Examples :
    • a favorable time to ask for a raise
  2. giving an advantage

    Synonyms : advantageous, favourable
  3. encouraging or approving or pleasing

    Synonyms : favourable
    Antonyms : unfavorable
    Examples :
    • a favorable reply
    • he received a favorable rating
    • listened with a favorable ear
    • made a favorable impression
  4. (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate

    Synonyms : favourable
    Antonyms : unfavorable
    Examples :
    • the days were fair and the winds were favorable


  1. a momentary flash of light

    Synonyms : glint, spark
    Type Of : flash
  2. move back and forth very rapidly

    Synonyms : flitter, flutter, quiver, waver
    Type Of : move back and forth
    Examples :
    • the candle flickered
  3. shine unsteadily

    Synonyms : flick
    Type Of : beam, shine
    Examples :
    • The candle flickered
  4. flash intermittently

    Synonyms : flick
    Type Of : winkle, wink, blink, twinkle, flash
  5. the act of moving back and forth

    Synonyms : flutter, waver
    Type Of : move, motility, motion, movement
  6. North American woodpecker

    Type Of : peckerwood, pecker, woodpecker


  1. a member of the Fabian Society in Britain

    Type Of : socialist
  2. using cautious slow strategy to wear down opposition; avoiding direct confrontation

    Examples :
    • a fabian policy
  3. of or relating to Fabianism


  1. the chief one of a related group

    Type Of : thing
    Examples :
    • it is their flagship newspaper
  2. the ship that carries the commander of a fleet and flies his flag

    Type Of : ship


  1. an overwhelming number or amount

    Synonyms : deluge, inundation, torrent
    Type Of : batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad
    Examples :
    • a flood of requests
  2. a large flow

    Synonyms : outpouring, overflow
    Type Of : flow, stream
  3. light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography

    Synonyms : flood lamp, floodlight, photoflood
    Type Of : light, light source
  4. fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid

    Synonyms : deluge, inundate, swamp
    Type Of : fill, fill up, make full
    Examples :
    • The images flooded his mind
  5. the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land

    Synonyms : alluvion, deluge, inundation
    Type Of : geological phenomenon
  6. the act of flooding; filling to overflowing

    Synonyms : flowage
    Type Of : filling
  7. supply with an excess of

    Synonyms : glut, oversupply
    Type Of : furnish, render, supply, provide
    Examples :
    • flood the market with tennis shoes
  8. the occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide)

    Synonyms : flood tide, rising tide
    Type Of : tide
    Examples :
    • a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune
  9. become filled to overflowing

    Type Of : fill up, fill
    Examples :
    • Our basement flooded during the heavy rains
  10. cover with liquid, usually water

    Type Of : cover, spread over
    Examples :
    • The swollen river flooded the village
    • The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes


  1. measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line

    Synonyms : sound
    Type Of : measure, quantify
  2. a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth

    Synonyms : fthm
    Type Of : linear measure, linear unit
  3. (mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore

    Synonyms : fthm
    Type Of : cubage unit, volume unit, capacity unit, cubic measure, capacity measure, displacement unit, cubic content unit, cubature unit
  4. come to understand

    Synonyms : bottom, penetrate
    Type Of : understand


  1. a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus

    Synonyms : breaking wind, farting, flatus, wind
    Type Of : inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex
  2. expel intestinal gases through the anus

    Synonyms : break wind
    Type Of : act involuntarily, act reflexively