funeral pyre

  1. wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite

    Synonyms : pyre
    Type Of : agglomerate, cumulation, cumulus, heap, mound, pile


  1. a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `a'; a small but indefinite number

    Antonyms : many
    Examples :
    • a few weeks ago
    • a few more wagons than usual
    • an invalid's pleasures are few and far between
    • few roses were still blooming
    • few women have led troops in battle
  2. a small elite group

    Type Of : elite group, elite
    Examples :
    • it was designed for the discriminating few


  1. the activity of supplying or taking on fuel

    Synonyms : refueling
    Type Of : provision, supply, supplying


  1. make something, usually for a specific function

    Synonyms : form, mold, mould, shape, work
    Type Of : create from raw stuff, create from raw material
  2. come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort

    Synonyms : contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, invent
    Type Of : create by mental act, create mentally
  3. make a copy of with the intent to deceive

    Synonyms : counterfeit, fake
    Type Of : re-create
    Examples :
    • She forged a Green Card
  4. a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering

    Synonyms : smithy
    Type Of : work, workplace
  5. make out of components (often in an improvising manner)

    Synonyms : fashion
    Type Of : make
  6. move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy

    Synonyms : spirt, spurt
    Type Of : go, locomote, travel, move
  7. create by hammering

    Synonyms : hammer
    Type Of : beat
    Examples :
    • forge a pair of tongues
  8. furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping

    Type Of : furnace
  9. move ahead steadily

    Type Of : advance, progress, move on, pass on, march on, go on
    Examples :
    • He forged ahead


  1. an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts

    Synonyms : foiling, thwarting
    Type Of : hinderance, hindrance, interference
  2. the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals

    Synonyms : defeat
    Type Of : letdown, disappointment
  3. a feeling of annoyance at being hindered or criticized

    Type Of : annoyance, chafe, vexation
    Examples :
    • her constant complaints were the main source of his frustration


  1. a woman who is engaged to be married

    Synonyms : bride-to-be
    Type Of : betrothed


  1. the dressed hairy coat of a mammal

    Synonyms : pelt
    Type Of : animal skin
  2. a garment made of animal pelts or synthetic fur

    Type Of : garment
  3. dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals (e.g., cat or seal or weasel)

    Type Of : coat, pelage


  1. a facial expression of dislike or displeasure

    Synonyms : scowl
    Type Of : facial expression, facial gesture
  2. look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval

    Synonyms : glower, lour, lower
    Type Of : grimace, make a face, pull a face


  1. a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll

    Synonyms : dog, frankfurter, hot dog, hotdog, weenie, wiener, wienerwurst
    Type Of : sausage
  2. characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion

    Synonyms : blunt, candid, forthright, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder
    Examples :
    • tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank
  3. stamp with a postmark to indicate date and time of mailing

    Synonyms : postmark
    Type Of : stamp
  4. a member of the ancient Germanic peoples who spread from the Rhine into the Roman Empire in the 4th century

    Type Of : european
  5. clearly manifest; evident

    Examples :
    • frank enjoyment
  6. exempt by means of an official pass or letter, as from customs or other checks

    Type Of : let off, relieve, exempt, excuse


  1. an imperfection in an object or machine

    Synonyms : defect, fault
    Type Of : imperfection, imperfectness
    Examples :
    • a flaw caused the crystal to shatter
  2. add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective

    Synonyms : blemish
    Type Of : damage
  3. an imperfection in a plan or theory or legal document that causes it to fail or that reduces its effectiveness

    Type Of : imperfection, imperfectness
  4. defect or weakness in a person's character

    Type Of : failing, weakness
    Examples :
    • he had his flaws, but he was great nonetheless