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


  1. look through a book or other written material

    Synonyms : flip, leaf, riff, riffle, thumb
    Type Of : peruse
  2. throw or toss with a quick motion

    Synonyms : jerk
    Type Of : push, force
    Examples :
    • flick a piece of paper across the table
  3. cause to make a snapping sound

    Synonyms : click, snap
    Type Of : move
  4. a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement

    Synonyms : film, motion-picture show, motion picture, movie, moving-picture show, moving picture, pic, picture, picture show
    Type Of : show, production, product
  5. shine unsteadily

    Synonyms : flicker
    Type Of : beam, shine
    Examples :
    • The candle flickered
  6. flash intermittently

    Synonyms : flicker
    Type Of : winkle, wink, flash, blink, twinkle
    Examples :
    • The lights flicked on and off
  7. twitch or flutter

    Synonyms : riffle, ruffle
    Type Of : displace, move
    Examples :
    • the paper flicked
  8. cause to move with a flick

    Synonyms : flip
    Type Of : throw
    Examples :
    • he flicked his Bic
  9. a light sharp contact (usually with something flexible)

    Type Of : impinging, contact, striking
    Examples :
    • he gave it a flick with his finger
    • he felt the flick of a whip
  10. a short stroke

    Type Of : stroke
  11. remove with a flick (of the hand)

    Type Of : withdraw, remove, take, take away
  12. touch or hit with a light, quick blow

    Type Of : brush
    Examples :
    • flicked him with his hand


  1. one of a pair

    Synonyms : mate
    Type Of : singleton
    Examples :
    • one eye was blue but its fellow was brown
  2. a man who is the lover of a man or woman

    Synonyms : beau, boyfriend, swain
    Type Of : man, adult male, lover
  3. a person who is member of one's class or profession

    Synonyms : colleague, confrere
    Type Of : associate
    Examples :
    • he sent e-mail to his fellow hackers
  4. a friend who is frequently in the company of another

    Synonyms : associate, companion, comrade, familiar
    Type Of : friend
  5. an informal form of address for a man

    Synonyms : buster, dude
    Type Of : adult male, man
    Examples :
    • Say, fellow, what are you doing?
  6. a boy or man

    Synonyms : blighter, bloke, chap, cuss, fella, feller, gent, lad
    Type Of : male, male person
    Examples :
    • there's a fellow at the door
  7. a member of a learned society

    Type Of : fellow member, member
    Examples :
    • he was elected a fellow of the American Physiological Association


  1. having dropped by the force of gravity

    Examples :
    • fallen leaves covered the forest floor
    • sat on a fallen tree trunk
  2. having fallen in or collapsed

    Examples :
    • a fallen building
  3. having lost your chastity

    Examples :
    • a fallen woman
  4. killed in battle

    Examples :
    • to honor fallen soldiers